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Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By Joliet Jake
Question electrical wrap

The black shrink-wrap electrical tubing around my wiring is crumbling to dust on my '02 R1150GS. I need to replace it all. Any suggestions?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,675
Posted By Joliet Jake
I updated the correct part number in the original...

I updated the correct part number in the original post. It was a cut-and-paste error from my notes. Sorry about that.

The R1150GS has a different diameter...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Joliet Jake
Yes, that's my normal modus operandi. It just...

Yes, that's my normal modus operandi. It just cranks and cranks...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By Joliet Jake
R1150GS warm start problems

My bike has the opposite problem than most: cold starts work great, but warm starts don't. If I ride and then park the bike for 1 hour, it will not start up unless I give it a lot of gas and rev the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2008, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By Joliet Jake
What model of Pelican? 1400? 1450? I had a...

What model of Pelican? 1400? 1450?

I had a Pelican 1400 mounted on a <a href="http://www.bestrestproducts.com/celestia/products/cargorest/">BestRest model C CargoRest</a>, and it worked well. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,216
Posted By Joliet Jake
BMW RT in Texas heat?

I'm in the market for a new bike. There are always RTs for sale in central Texas (craigslist, etc). RTs are lined up on consignment whenever I visit the local dealer. Is it just too hot in Texas...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,305
Posted By Joliet Jake
Here's an excel spreadsheet...

Here's an excel spreadsheet (http://angerman.net/r1100gs/r1100gs-maintform.xls) I used for my R1100GS. You will need to tweak it for the 12GS since the part numbers, clearances, and torque values...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-17-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,488
Posted By Joliet Jake
Kev, I am in the exact same position as you are...

Kev, I am in the exact same position as you are right now with regard to choosing my next bike, and I'm wondering why you would not choose another Tiger. I would be interested in your impressions of...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,844
Posted By Joliet Jake
A Christmas Miracle

Summary: I was rear-ended by a two-ton pickup truck, flipped over it, and walked away.
Bike: 1996 BMW R1100GS
Gear: BMW Rallye 2 Pro suit, Shoei X11 helmet, Gaerne SG10 boots, Frank Thomas gauntlet...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By Joliet Jake
Both my Gaerne SG10 and Explorer boots fit my...

Both my Gaerne SG10 and Explorer boots fit my size 13 wide feet, so I'm going to go out on a limb based on the previous post and say that anything in Gaerne's lineup will work for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Joliet Jake
I have owned both, and I think the 1150 would...

I have owned both, and I think the 1150 would suit your needs better. I had the same overall impressions you did.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,232
Posted By Joliet Jake
I used to wear Gaerne Explorers but moved up to...

I used to wear Gaerne Explorers but moved up to the Gaerne SG10. Gaerne makes boots for people with wide feet; Sidi products don't fit me. I found a used pair of SG10s that cost the same as new...
Forum: Face plant 06-21-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,215
Posted By Joliet Jake
Login required. Hope you're OK.

Login required. Hope you're OK.
Forum: Ride reports 05-22-2007, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,089
Posted By Joliet Jake
The Hills Have Pies

This is a short report whose only purpose is for me to experiment with my new camera (http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canona620/).

May has been fantastic in Central Texas this year. Lots of rain...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 617,523
Posted By Joliet Jake
+1. The Aeroflow standard and X-Tall heights...

+1. The Aeroflow standard and X-Tall heights didn't work for me, but the Tobinators with an 1150 screen on my 1100 work great (6'3", 34" inseam, Shoei X-11 helmet).
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,675
Posted By Joliet Jake
A Transmission Story

I bought a 1996 R1100GS with ~35K miles from a private seller around Thanksgiving of last year. I knew that M94 transmissions had problems, and I put the bike through its paces during my test ride:...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By Joliet Jake
+1 on the Etymotic ER6i. I, too, tried...

+1 on the Etymotic ER6i. I, too, tried everything: $300 custom earplugs, in-helmet speakers, foam plugs with hollowed core, etc. The Etymotics are the winner. After spending hundreds of dollars...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2007, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,924
Posted By Joliet Jake
I put Goop adhesive/sealant on mine and it...

I put Goop adhesive/sealant on mine and it doesn't come off anymore.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2007, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,265
Posted By Joliet Jake
It was a Clearview (http://clearviewshields.com/)...

It was a Clearview (http://clearviewshields.com/) size "GT Large". It didn't work out for me. It put the windblast onto my helmet and made my head bobble around. I am just too tall. The stock...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,367
Posted By Joliet Jake
cycoactive tow-downs and rocks

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/jakepunk/wow/tire-inflation.jpg
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2007, 08:46 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,986
Posted By Joliet Jake
The 2.33GHz model...

The 2.33GHz model (http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/specs.html) allows you to double the RAM to 2GB. You won't see much performance difference between 2.16 and 2.33 GHz CPU speed, but you will see a...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,783
Posted By Joliet Jake
I slid 40 feet under a 425 pound motorcycle...

I slid 40 feet under a 425 pound motorcycle during a lowside, and my Firstgear mesh jacket and pants saved my skin. I had a mild scrape on one of my knees and some bruising on my arm. It would have...
Forum: Ride reports 12-19-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,530
Posted By Joliet Jake
Thumb Awsome writing style! :augie

Awsome writing style! :augie
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,818
Posted By Joliet Jake
Tom and Ray the Car Talk guys were asked this...

Tom and Ray the Car Talk guys were asked this same question on this week's show. Their answer was that engines perform most efficiently when they are warmed up. Since it takes longer to warm up the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,045
Posted By Joliet Jake
transmission guide pins

I need to remove the transmission from my new-to-me '96 R1100GS. I know that I need to use guide pins to make sure I don't bend the pushrod. The BMW "set" of guide bolts (formerly known as...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,116
Posted By Joliet Jake
Are R1100GS center stands supposed to retract all...

Are R1100GS center stands supposed to retract all the way when you push the bike forward? Right now, I have to finish the job manually with my boot.
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2006, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,253
Posted By Joliet Jake
Thumb bump for Gaerne

My Gaerne Explorers fit my 13-wide feet very comfortably. I ordered them directly from the manufacturer (http://www.gaerneusa.com/), and although they were backordered at the time, I received...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By Joliet Jake
see also...

see also (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172896).
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2006, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By Joliet Jake
I would not recommend these boots if you have...

I would not recommend these boots if you have wide feet. I wear a 13 wide, and the Sidi size 48 was too narrow for me. I returned them.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2006, 06:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By Joliet Jake
Tempted by the fruit of another

I test rode a 1996 R1100GS today. 40k miles. It is stock except for Hepco crash bars, bar backs, and a Corbin seat. BMW bags included. Front brake reservoir is leaking fluid and needs to be...
Forum: Thumpers 10-19-2006, 11:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 974
Posted By Joliet Jake
Replacing the o-rings is easy. Just pull the...

Replacing the o-rings is easy. Just pull the carbs out and carefully disassemble each one, one at a time. Remove all the o-rings and take them to your local hardware store where you can match them...
Forum: Face plant 10-17-2006, 09:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,702
Posted By Joliet Jake
The seriousness of his injuries gives me paws.

The seriousness of his injuries gives me paws.
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2006, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 871
Posted By Joliet Jake
The Wolfman Explorer Lite fits the Funduro...

The Wolfman Explorer Lite fits the Funduro perfectly. The Explorer (non-Lite) has more pockets, but I like the clean look of the Lite.
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2006, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By Joliet Jake
Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July, Texas...

Have a Safe and Happy 4th of July, Texas panhandle.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/jakepunk/random%20images/4thofjuly.jpg

Scrap Metal Road Runner...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-01-2006, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,120
Views: 569,206
Posted By Joliet Jake
This is from the Mexican Hat Lodge ("home of the...

This is from the Mexican Hat Lodge ("home of the swinging steak") in Mexican Hat, Utah. It was featured at the end of episode 3 of Feasting on Asphalt. There's a piece of chicken under that toast....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2006, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,799
Posted By Joliet Jake
Magic ISO (http://www.magiciso.com) worked for...

Magic ISO (http://www.magiciso.com) worked for me. Sounds like your PC has "issues". Why the French site didn't use .iso and instead used a Nero .nrg is beyond me.

There is a program called...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,663
Posted By Joliet Jake
The shock that failed was a Works Performance...

The shock that failed was a Works Performance shock. I do not fault WP for the failure because I did not have any protection for the shock. Road gunk got onto it which caused the seal to fail. ...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2006, 02:29 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,663
Posted By Joliet Jake
Yes, it was me! :norton

Yes, it was me! :norton
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,663
Posted By Joliet Jake
I ride through Brigham City, UT and feel like I'm...

I ride through Brigham City, UT and feel like I'm in a John Steinbeck novel. Sycamore trees and white picket fences line Main Street with gentle rolling mountains in the distance. This is what...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,663
Posted By Joliet Jake
I limp 5 miles to the small town of Mexican Hat,...

I limp 5 miles to the small town of Mexican Hat, Utah. I check into a hotel and immediately fire up an Internet connection. The hotels in this part of the country use satellite dishes for Internet...
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