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Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,155
Posted By fire carl
I use inked ear buds and custom mold 2 part...

I use inked ear buds and custom mold 2 part silicone I found online for craft molds, I was able to purchase a 16 oz container for 40.00 which will make about 100-150 sets of custom molded plugs for...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,751
Posted By fire carl
ive tried many types of earphones and what ive...

ive tried many types of earphones and what ive come up with is to buy skull candy inked earphones and I found a supplier for bulk two part silicone mold making kits. these kits come in 16 oz pakages...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By fire carl
it certainly could be from the fluid change, but...

it certainly could be from the fluid change, but have you checked the clearance of the abs sensors frnt and back? and the front wiring can become damaged if ridden off road. and yes a gs 911 will...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,047
Posted By fire carl
I have shipped several sets of tires for...

I have shipped several sets of tires for different people and fed ex has been the cheapest running 30-35 a set versus ups at 70-75 a set. from Oregon to maryland
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By fire carl
correct, I had to find neutral manually and then...

correct, I had to find neutral manually and then I removed the plug and cleaned the contacts and the plug contacts with electrical points cleaner then plug back in. I also ride all winter long here...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 605
Posted By fire carl
Had the same problem on my 2005 1200rt and it was...

Had the same problem on my 2005 1200rt and it was suggested here to unplug the wires to the meter and clean and reinstall and that cured the problem for my bike. this has been 5 years ago but I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By fire carl
if you do your own tune ups like I do, then a gs...

if you do your own tune ups like I do, then a gs 911 will set the throttle bodies so both are at "0" when you sync the carbs and this made a huge difference the first time I used a gs 911 at about...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By fire carl
to me it sounds like a loose electrical...

to me it sounds like a loose electrical connection somewhere, I think I would start with the power commander and unplug it and see if symptoms resolve. I think this might be the easiest to start...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 313,180
Posted By fire carl
Mods please feel free to move this post to a new...

Mods please feel free to move this post to a new area if it will get a better response thanks
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,004
Views: 313,180
Posted By fire carl
Help With R1200RT Fork Rebuild

any help with this problem would be appreciated, my 2005 1200rt has 55,000 miles and has developed a woble at 30-45mph if i take my hands off the bars, ive checked wheel balance and the steering head...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,427
Posted By fire carl
I have the same problem when my tires get to...

I have the same problem when my tires get to about 50% wear. It gets worse as the tire wears even more.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By fire carl
i found an online retailer for c-paps that sell a...

i found an online retailer for c-paps that sell a high cap litium ion battery for travelling that will power my cpap for 2-3 nights 8-10 hr nights, the batteries were expensive about 400.00 but we...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By fire carl
i considered switching to anouther high end shock...

i considered switching to anouther high end shock such as wilbers etc, but dealer stated to keep customer good will he would rebuild old shock for about 500.00 or sell me the new ttx model for 750.00...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By fire carl
Ohlins shock failure warning

Just a warning to other members who have ohlins and dont get the yearly service done. My factory shocks on my 07 1200gs was replaced with ohlins shocks, in april of 09, several weeks ago the rear...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By fire carl
i have the air hyd unit and had an initial...

i have the air hyd unit and had an initial problem of it not wanting to pump up the table all the way, long story short is that the rubber plug on the top surface of the bottle jack swelled up and...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By fire carl
I have a set of bike specific frogg toggs that i...

I have a set of bike specific frogg toggs that i carry on the bike and used for a while when my winter pants started to leak, they worked ok but the seat started wearing through in short order, also...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,954
Posted By fire carl
that is the same exact sound my 1200 rt FD made...

that is the same exact sound my 1200 rt FD made and the cause was the Main FD bearing, when wheel was up in the air there was no play and would not make the sound, when off the stand with weight on...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By fire carl
i run the gs 911 on my droid x with no problems...

i run the gs 911 on my droid x with no problems at all
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By fire carl
if its any help i live in roseburg oregon about 2...

if its any help i live in roseburg oregon about 2 hr drive down i5 from salem and have several bmws, i would be happy to store and install your tires if the milage and timing work out, i change all...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,250
Posted By fire carl
do a google search for moldable silicon 2 part...

do a google search for moldable silicon 2 part epoxy, i found the same 2 part silicone as whats used in radian earplugs for 44.00 for a pound of mix, i have made 3-4 pairs of plugs and could probable...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,540
Posted By fire carl
love mine, i have the air /hyd model and wont...

love mine, i have the air /hyd model and wont spend money again on the air portion, only problem i had with the lift is after about 3 months the hyd ram and would not extend after pumping on it for...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,512
Posted By fire carl
I also found that my bikes (05rt and a 07 gs] ...

I also found that my bikes (05rt and a 07 gs] idled a little ruff and i tried various reset methods for the tb's, but it only really smoothed out after i bought a gs 911 and parked and reset the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 136,066
Posted By fire carl
i too am a convert, i had problems with the bias...

i too am a convert, i had problems with the bias ply but i have run 6-7 radials with no problems at all, im getting between 4-5000 on a rear and about 10-13000 from a front, i change my own tires and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,794
Posted By fire carl
if your of average size, shape and build {leg and...

if your of average size, shape and build {leg and arm length} the stock seat may work fine, after market seats usually are a litlle wider and distribute the weight over more area, but for me a custom...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 971
Posted By fire carl
my 07 gs now has 60,000 on the clock and have had...

my 07 gs now has 60,000 on the clock and have had to fix rear out put seal and tranny seal both common problems , also had the computer box replaced early on this is not a very common problem and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,484
Posted By fire carl
i have the same problem on my 05 1200 rt, the...

i have the same problem on my 05 1200 rt, the front wears out {severe cupping} the same time the rear wears out, i meet an ex motorcycle racer who had good knowledge of setting up bikes and he told...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,928
Posted By fire carl
+1 on the harbour freight lifts, had one inital...

+1 on the harbour freight lifts, had one inital problem with mine in that it stopped lifting more than a foot off the floor and finally discovered that the rubber plug in the hydraulic cylinder had...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,424
Posted By fire carl
i have a 07 gs and have about 58000 on the clock...

i have a 07 gs and have about 58000 on the clock with the following problems resolved during the 36000 warranty, rear tranny seal replaced, fuel pump seal replaced and the antena ring replaced, these...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 17,813
Posted By fire carl
ive had this problem several times over the last...

ive had this problem several times over the last 100,000 miles on both a gs and an rt and found out that the stock bolts are grade 8 stainless and have found some standard steel bolts that are grade...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By fire carl
sounds exactly like what happened to my 07 gs...

sounds exactly like what happened to my 07 gs when the fuel pump shorted out, just riding and it goes dead in the water and will crank but no start.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,785
Posted By fire carl
last year i saw jb water weld used to seal a hole...

last year i saw jb water weld used to seal a hole in a side cover about a quarter diameter in size, i saw the bike slide down a gravel road on the cylinder head for about 10 yards and hit a rock in...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,243
Posted By fire carl
i have the same problem and on each new helmet i...

i have the same problem and on each new helmet i take the temple area of padding out and remove padding till i get the right fit
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 886
Posted By fire carl
had the same thing happen on 05 rt several years...

had the same thing happen on 05 rt several years ago and it turned out to be some small gravel in the throttle pulley on the tb. Had just rode 20 miles of gravel when it developed, a good flush of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By fire carl
i have the same problem with my 05 12rt after...

i have the same problem with my 05 12rt after several hrs in the saddle i start getting shoulder and neck pain, i have tried a lot of things like bar backs taller windshied, etc and all have helped...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,900
Posted By fire carl
my bad on the size of the tear/cut its is 2-3 mm...

my bad on the size of the tear/cut its is 2-3 mm not cm, sorry
on the old bias it would start out this way and grow in size but this tear did not grow over the 500 miles since i noticed it, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By fire carl
i too have nothing but good to say about don and...

i too have nothing but good to say about don and his craftsmanship of seats,:clap:clap:clap i have only tried rick mayer seats and after 2 adjustments it just didnt work, so now i have dons seats on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 18,900
Posted By fire carl
i have ran both bias and radial 705's and had the...

i have ran both bias and radial 705's and had the usual delam issue, i normally ran tourances and would get about 6000 out of the rear, the 705 bias had a tread depth of 9mm for the rears and i...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 962
Posted By fire carl
had the same exact problem on my 07 gs, i did...

had the same exact problem on my 07 gs, i did take it to the dealer and they stated that a wire going to a plug was loose ???? possibly from washing the bike, they also changed the plugs and charged...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,736
Posted By fire carl
i have read in years past that rain x will over...

i have read in years past that rain x will over the long run cause plastic to harden and crack due to the alcohol and other chemicals in it, for this reason i tend not to use it on windshields which...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,324
Posted By fire carl
ive used jb weld to repair a broken seam on a...

ive used jb weld to repair a broken seam on a lawn mower muffler due to the part not being made any longer, held for six years till mower retired, also used to hold carberator on .040 radio control...
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