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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 837
Posted By Anorak
I used to wrench on the CHP 1100 and 1150 RT-P...

I used to wrench on the CHP 1100 and 1150 RT-P BMWs. One sergeant was very proud of the 50k miles he managed on a clutch before it wore out. I think it was a record. Very soon after the bike suffered...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Anorak
No base gasket. Use sealer. Three Bond 1194. It...

No base gasket. Use sealer. Three Bond 1194. It is sold by most motorcycle dealers as the house brand. For example Yamabond and Ducatibond.
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Anorak
Here is the BMW part number for the coil insert...

Here is the BMW part number for the coil insert 11111338630. It's M10x1.5 so you need an M10x1.5 STI (screw thread insert) tap and a 10.3 mm drill. You could buy an M10x1.5 Heli-Coil kit which will...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,113
Posted By Anorak
My exhaust was like this which gave a melodious...

My exhaust was like this which gave a melodious but perhaps slightly loud exhaust note.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6JPF1O7h88s/UghZ-dgZqjI/AAAAAAAACK0/g5vwfcBaAmc/s800/What%2521.jpg

I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 6,113
Posted By Anorak
Very proud of you.

Very proud of you.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By Anorak
If it's a hard almost brittle material, don't...

If it's a hard almost brittle material, don't remove it. It's an insulator or something.

Like this?
http://www.ktm950.info/how/Orange%20Garage/Brakes/rear/021.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,131
Posted By Anorak
It's an issue with Apple's implementation of...

It's an issue with Apple's implementation of Bluetooth. They charge a fee to use their protocols. I have a really nice ELM327 Bluetooth OBDII adapter I use with an Android device. The same...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Anorak
After I posted I realized I should have been more...

After I posted I realized I should have been more explicit in my agreement with you. There are several other Heli-Coil advantages. They require less tooling to install and are easy to remove if...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 971
Posted By Anorak
I have never seen a TimeSert used on an aircraft...

I have never seen a TimeSert used on an aircraft application and I spent several years in the UAL engine shop in rework and as an inspector. Just about every threaded hole on a jet engine has a...
Forum: The Garage 07-17-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By Anorak
Combination switch.

Combination switch.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Anorak
The failure mode I brought up is what the "Dr."...

The failure mode I brought up is what the "Dr." ABS was making a fuss about. But more globally, the integral ABS is a terrible design due to the marginal braking if there is an electronic issue.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,295
Posted By Anorak
It's not grammar, it's spelling, dammit.

It's not grammar, it's spelling, dammit.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,295
Posted By Anorak
The failure rate is higher than I would expect...

The failure rate is higher than I would expect for sealed u-joints. Sealed u-joints on cars and trucks go for much longer without failure. BMW manages to screw up prosaic technology too frequently. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,295
Posted By Anorak
Let me explain, contrary to the evidence here,...

Let me explain, contrary to the evidence here, the factory is right, you are wrong. Even if they are doing something wrong, they are right. Right?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,295
Posted By Anorak
No offense intended or at least not much. It...

No offense intended or at least not much. It probably isn't even a spelling issue. Most people call it a "zert". I had to correct it. It was the printed equivalent of a piece of popcorn kernel stuck...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 800
Posted By Anorak
The failure mode that was the issue was a firm...

The failure mode that was the issue was a firm lever but no deceleration. My K1200R did it several times but the recall to add a check valve in the front master cylinder banjo fitting bolt seems to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,295
Posted By Anorak
Spelling. That drives me insane. Especially from...

Spelling. That drives me insane. Especially from someone as skilled a mechanic as you, right?

I also can't stand "hot water heater". It doesn't heat hot water. It heats cold water. That's why it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,295
Posted By Anorak
"zerk"

"zerk"
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Anorak
A good hardware store or paint store. The...

A good hardware store or paint store. The important ingredient is the methylene chloride. You want the stuff that says it's for epoxy if you can't find the aircraft version.

You want good gloves,...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By Anorak
Yes 100%. It works so much better when it can...

Yes 100%. It works so much better when it can dwell on the surface unmolested. For small parts I put the part in a plastic bag in the sun.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,002
Posted By Anorak
I wondered how long it would take before some...

I wondered how long it would take before some brought that up. As I recall, braided stainless lines were standard on at least the GS starting in 2003 when the US model got iABS. I don't recall if the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,002
Posted By Anorak
iABS bikes come with stainless lines.

iABS bikes come with stainless lines.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,002
Posted By Anorak
Thought I'm sure other brands and even other...

Thought I'm sure other brands and even other vehicles have this issue, I've only seen it happen to BMW motorcycles. I'm including 40 year old cars with over 100,000 miles. I think there is an issue...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 366,859
Posted By Anorak
Novvi is making oil with bio-engineered yeast....

Novvi is making oil with bio-engineered yeast. The base stock is completely carbon neutral.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 366,859
Posted By Anorak
:rofl One of my customers is a...

:rofl




One of my customers is a researcher with Novvi. I had a really interesting conversation with him.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,752
Posted By Anorak
I learned about the permanent magnet regulator...

I learned about the permanent magnet regulator issue from another thread about jump starting. I'm passing on my understanding of the issue, which makes sense. So, from my understanding, there is no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,752
Posted By Anorak
Apparently it can be an issue with a permanent...

Apparently it can be an issue with a permanent magnet alternator and a shunt type voltage regulator. The reasoning is thus, automotive charging systems charge at a higher voltage than the motorcycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,752
Posted By Anorak
The extreme charging voltage indicates a faulty...

The extreme charging voltage indicates a faulty voltage regulator.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By Anorak
The elast belt showed up on the 2004ish model...

The elast belt showed up on the 2004ish model year 1150 with the one way clutch on the alternator.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,971
Posted By Anorak
In California, if it's in the shop for over a...

In California, if it's in the shop for over a month for a warranty repair, it's a lemon and the manufacturer has to buy it back if that's what you want to do.
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 24,888
Posted By Anorak
http://hehpic.com/3v.jpg

http://hehpic.com/3v.jpg
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,150
Posted By Anorak
Here's my nutsack. ...

Here's my nutsack.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-x0Fsy3iKUQI/UQGduS_dsII/AAAAAAAAB8M/ft9Rcu3rdyk/s640/Nutsack.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 24,888
Posted By Anorak
What's the difference?

What's the difference?
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 24,888
Posted By Anorak
Yes. Look how big the sprocket is.

Yes. Look how big the sprocket is.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 24,888
Posted By Anorak
Direct drive single speed and probably 15,000...

Direct drive single speed and probably 15,000 rpm.

This bike tops out a 218 mph. Look at the sprocket.
http://mangysaurus.com/lightning/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/motorcycle-com1.jpg
Forum: The Garage 06-17-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,150
Posted By Anorak
It's not for working, it's to post in forums. He...

It's not for working, it's to post in forums. He posts photos of his sewing drawer on the crochet forum.
Forum: The Garage 06-16-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Oil
Views: 2,072
Posted By Anorak
Novvi

Novvi
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Anorak
If it makes you feel any better, the water cooled...

If it makes you feel any better, the water cooled 1200 uses a permanent magnet alternator also. The F800 has stator issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,313
Posted By Anorak
The 11xx series isn't known for charging system...

The 11xx series isn't known for charging system issues. Failure is very unusual unless you include broken alternator drive belts. The previous generation of BMWs is well known for charging system...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,150
Posted By Anorak
Look at the rust on a lot of them.

Look at the rust on a lot of them.
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