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Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,189
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
No problem. Pull up a seat. :lurk:lurk ...

No problem. Pull up a seat.

:lurk:lurk

An oil thread is like a baseball game; sometimes exciting, sometimes meh. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,189
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yep, they are a chore to spoon on, not...

Yep, they are a chore to spoon on, not impossible, but you may invent a few new words while you are working. Get something to protect the rims. I normally use thin, hard plastic sheets, but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
From the top, near the alternator pulley. They...

From the top, near the alternator pulley. They can get through openings you can't believe. Getting the kibble through is the hard part for them.

I had a problem with voles, which are even smaller...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If people did that, there would be fewer oil...

If people did that, there would be fewer oil threads. I would probably spend less time on ADVrider and get more done around the house. Thank goodness people don't read the manual. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
It's always nice if the OP will state the year,...

It's always nice if the OP will state the year, model, and the mileage of the motorcycle.

You say that during a valve adjustment, with the valve cover off, you heard a clicking noise from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I blame it on a guy named Demming and a thing...

I blame it on a guy named Demming and a thing called SPC (Statistical Process Control). Perhaps not so much him, rather the misinterpretation, or oversimplification of his methods.

In a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
During machining operations. Usually, no one ever...

During machining operations. Usually, no one ever sees this stuff because parts are cleaned long before assembly.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Those look like the chips (shavings) you get when...

Those look like the chips (shavings) you get when you side cut with an end mill. :eek1


Edit: Thinking about it, it's possible to get the same type of chips from a reaming operation. It just...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,742
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I have a steering damper on my '12 GS. I got it...

I have a steering damper on my '12 GS. I got it for off road riding. Primarily, to keep the beast less of a handful in deep sand. It helps. But if you are not good at sand riding it will make little...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:nod

:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yep! It's just the rubber gaiter fitting to the...

Yep! It's just the rubber gaiter fitting to the casting. It sorta "snaps" into place with the help of a little grease.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n555/Slowarc/e...

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n555/Slowarc/ec84a4da24172857a3af1ccffbed89e0_zpsed20f26c.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,584
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Sawdust! Really? Not exactly an easy item to...

Sawdust! Really? Not exactly an easy item to get into the final drive. :eek1
This guy must have been quite the character!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 834
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Alcohol. First, use rubbing alcohol. A very...

Alcohol. First, use rubbing alcohol. A very small amount makes rubber very slippery with no residue. Second, a singly malt scotch, or good bourbon, on yourself for a job well done!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I thought I was the only one who does silly stuff...

I thought I was the only one who does silly stuff like that! :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:nod Hey, I just quoted myself! That is so...

:nod

Hey, I just quoted myself! That is so weird.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,289
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Ooooh, you remember those! Yep, the heat riser...

Ooooh, you remember those! Yep, the heat riser valve was a way to divert exhaust gasses through the base of the intake manifold to assist in engine running when the engine was cold.

def is right,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Sehr Gut! :D

Sehr Gut! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,957
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Check out this guy and some of his older videos. ...

Check out this guy and some of his older videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BavarianBomberWrench?feature=watch

You may find exactly what you need.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Splined drive shafts on most vehicles get their...

Splined drive shafts on most vehicles get their lubrication from the trans fluid. The jack shaft, that goes to the transfer case, on a four-wheel-drive vehicle will often have a zerk fitting to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,833
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If you're looking for an inexpensive bag that...

If you're looking for an inexpensive bag that will do the job, check out the bag Home Depot offers. They have them near the entrance door. They are latching (they have a clasp that keeps them...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
To make this as short an answer as possible: ...

To make this as short an answer as possible:

Cats fail in two major ways: 1) They can carbon up and become totally or partially blocked. Unlikely on the boxer, but anything's possible. 2) They...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I'm near Hamburg, presently up to my ankles in...

I'm near Hamburg, presently up to my ankles in wet, crusty snow. When I ride I usually head North to the Mid-Michigan Highlands, Mio, West Branch, Atlanta, etc. Although, I have been to St....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
That's easy! Gabby Hayes let the secret slip out...

That's easy! Gabby Hayes let the secret slip out many years ago, The gold is in "them thar hills"! Remember, if it was easy, everyone would do it. :eek1

My finders fee can be sent in my name to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Bingo!

Bingo!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
All good advice here. I would like to add that...

All good advice here. I would like to add that taking the engine into that sweet power kick above 5500 rpm, every so often, appears to do it a bit of good. Don't think of it as "flogging"; it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
It's a rubber compound product; it has a usable...

It's a rubber compound product; it has a usable life span. What exactly is the usable life for an alternator belt, I don't know. But I do know that the recommended life of a rubber tire is 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I'm with def on this one! Also, "carb...

I'm with def on this one!

Also, "carb cleaner removes chrome", huh ...what? What in heaven's name are you using for carb cleaner? :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,578
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I think you may be on to something!

I think you may be on to something!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Well, that's a tidy little thing. I don't...

Well, that's a tidy little thing.

I don't know squat about the '02s fasteners, but with a nut that size I would check shock mounts and front axle. Oh, and don't forget the nut that holds the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,526
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :norton

:lol3 :lol3 :lol3
:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,149
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I have the Ceebaileys headlight guard on my 2012...

I have the Ceebaileys headlight guard on my 2012 1200. I got that specific type because I worry about pea gravel, not walnut-sized rocks. It does the job, is easy to clean, and is holding up nicely....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I've purchased two small things from Bob's, so I...

I've purchased two small things from Bob's, so I know they do mail order. No problems, but not enough of a relationship to garner a glowing recommendation from me.

U pays U money and U takes U...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Not a recommendation, just an option. ...

Not a recommendation, just an option.

http://www.bobsbmw.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,578
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
def, sounds like it's time to change the air...

def, sounds like it's time to change the air filter. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,578
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Parenting will never make the cut when it is...

Parenting will never make the cut when it is looked on as an economic choice!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,290
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:poser I hope that observation will not earn...

:poser

I hope that observation will not earn you a night with Bob!

Edit: BTW, Ginger the Wonder Dog is very cute. I have 2 Great Pyrenees, Charlie and Paris (rescue dog). Pyrenees don't act...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,290
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Many moons ago, while living in Detroit, I had a...

Many moons ago, while living in Detroit, I had a 750 Norton Commando. It only had a center stand. I developed the practice of getting on the bike, while it was on the center stand, kick starting...
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