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Forum: Beasts 10-02-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,347
Posted By hpa_missouri
I see your f800 is an 09. I wonder if the 2011...

I see your f800 is an 09. I wonder if the 2011 model has the same arrangement. A friend in CA just sent me an email with some discussion regarding ethanol and fuel filters.

quote:
Water in...
Forum: Beasts 09-30-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,347
Posted By hpa_missouri
Technical Fuel Filter Question

It appears to me that physical "fuel filters" are no longer part of newer bikes. I see them on older bikes (my 2001 GS for instance) but not on the newest GS and GSA. I am not a mechanic nor do I...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22,729
Views: 4,014,596
Posted By hpa_missouri
Couple questions

Very interesting thread & HUGE!

seen a couple of riders state the s10 steering could be "speeded up" fairly easily. How would a person go about doing this. Using the oversized links? Or how?
...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,281
Posted By hpa_missouri
I'm sure a search on here can offer a lot of...

I'm sure a search on here can offer a lot of possibilities of things to see. I did no bike riding while living there in '85 and '86 and didn't come north any further than Guadalajara in my many...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,281
Posted By hpa_missouri
No schedule/plan just checking to see what the...

No schedule/plan just checking to see what the climate is. I know there are a few riders on here who live in Mexico and I was wondering what their thoughts were. I know the situation is bad lately...
Forum: Americas 01-10-2011, 12:00 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 17,281
Posted By hpa_missouri
Copper Canyon

Anyone thinking about CC in the coming months?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By hpa_missouri
HSE Sensor Mounting Plate

I have a 2001 R1150GS with what may be an HES problem.

Does anyone have the sensor mounting plate (no sensors, just the plate) that they would like to sell or give away? I'm trying to make up a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By hpa_missouri
Thanks George, After reading your post and...

Thanks George,

After reading your post and doing more research I see it is a "shielded" coil.

The part that bothered me was the resistance measurement. I can't imagine why the coil...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By hpa_missouri
03 1150RT Coil work for a 01 1150GS

Pardon me if this shows up twice. I thought I made a new thread and it isn't showing up so I'm doing it again.

I have a coil that is supposed to be off a 2003 1150RT and I want to use it on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By hpa_missouri
03 1150RT work for a 01 1150GS

Pardon me if this shows up twice. I thought I made a new thread and it isn't showing up so I'm doing it again.

I have a coil that is supposed to be off a 2003 1150RT and I want to use it on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,174
Posted By hpa_missouri
A LOT of controversy on this subject. I'm going...

A LOT of controversy on this subject. I'm going to do my own test on this subject just to see what is what.

Harry
Forum: Latin America 12-28-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,653
Posted By hpa_missouri
Has anyone heard back from NWDave? How am I...

Has anyone heard back from NWDave? How am I going to know if I've been "rejected" because I didn't participate in the Dakar within the last five years?

Harry
Forum: Latin America 12-23-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,653
Posted By hpa_missouri
I'd like to talk to you about it. Email or...

I'd like to talk to you about it. Email or phone. I sent you a private message on the board with my phone numbers but forgot to add my email address. My email is my user name on here at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2009, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By hpa_missouri
Thanks for all the responses. I would normally...

Thanks for all the responses. I would normally agree that this adjustment wouldn't have to be made very often but the spill I took in the Whittier tunnel damaged the right valve cover and I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By hpa_missouri
Another Valve Adjust Question 2001 R1150GS

I've been suffering a really intermittant engine missing problem that I've just about beaten to death on another thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=477582) but I have another...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By hpa_missouri
[QUOTE=jpooch00]The difference in compression...

[QUOTE=jpooch00]The difference in compression readings makes me wonder if you might have a slightly tight or sticky valve. Just a guess. Have you adjusted your valves lately? Might not hurt to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By hpa_missouri
OK, an update. After I finally got home (about a...

OK, an update. After I finally got home (about a month ago) I parked the bike and did nothing. Actually I caught up on all the stuff that hadn't been done while I was gone.

Anyway, I finally...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By hpa_missouri
Thanks, I had heard something about that...

Thanks,

I had heard something about that and disconnected the vaccum lines from the canister to see if that made a difference. There was no change in the missing.

It takes about 30 miles of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2009, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By hpa_missouri
Out in the boonies with a problem ? ?

Hi everyone,

I'm out in Dawson City (I know, that's not the boonies for some people) and I'm having some form of engine problem with my 01 1150GS.

The sequence of events is this:
Bike was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By hpa_missouri
Thanks to everyone for the responses. I...

Thanks to everyone for the responses.

I had heard about "tank slappers" before but didn't think about it regarding this incident. I just know the "oscillations" seemed to me, at the time, to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2009, 10:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 712
Posted By hpa_missouri
High Side Question

Still learning and have a question.

I ride an 1150GS. Maybe this question should go in gspot??

Is it possible for a turn in a sweeping curve with undulating road surface (think frost heaves...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By hpa_missouri
The one positive thing from all of this is that I...

The one positive thing from all of this is that I know a LOT more about how the fuel/ignition system works now! ! ! After I adjust the valves I plan on doing the syncing also.

Harry
Forum: Alaska 04-19-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 67,886
Posted By hpa_missouri
How about a meeting with the gov?

Can you arrange a meeting with Sarah??

Harry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By hpa_missouri
Now you've REALLY made me feel good ! It's...

Now you've REALLY made me feel good !

It's not like I didn't know the FAQs were for "reading".

Before I was dumb. Now, I'm dumber.

Harry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By hpa_missouri
Thanks for the sympathy AceRph. My actual name is...

Thanks for the sympathy AceRph. My actual name is Harry. For my stupidity I was comparing myself to the three characters on the old Bob Newhart show. When the three guys came into a room, the one guy...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By hpa_missouri
For AntonLargiader and Izzy's

Several things went through my mind almost simulaneously when I saw it. One of which was "I know, I'll change my screen name and open a new account and no one will ever know I'm the same guy who did...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 05:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By hpa_missouri
OK, a LOT more info now but still no fix. ...

OK, a LOT more info now but still no fix.

Got a pressure gauge and checked them out at cranking speed.
Running cylinder = 120
Non-running cylinder = 180 no joy there !
These readings may...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By hpa_missouri
Thanks for the feedback guys. I used to have a...

Thanks for the feedback guys. I used to have a guage for compression but misplaced it somewhere (in the last 14 household moves :) ) so I'm off to get another one.

But a question while I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,502
Posted By hpa_missouri
right Cylinder Not Firing (Right side throttle cable dislodged)

Hi all, Could use some help here if possible.

My 2001 R1150GS is only running on the left cylinder. I've replaced the plug, swapped the injector with the other side and still the same symptom. I...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2008, 10:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,999
Posted By hpa_missouri
Thanks for the feedback

This has been some really great input and I thank everyone, even the guy who thought I was ignorant for wanting a drive shaft on one.

My plan is to print out all the posts and pass the info on...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2008, 10:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,999
Posted By hpa_missouri
Yes, there is "ignorance" here

I did not say I wouldn't buy one because a chain would require a lot of maintenance. What I said was, I would buy one if it had a drive shaft. In your ignorance, you chose to interpret that the way...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,999
Posted By hpa_missouri
Any "cons" for 650 VSTROM ? ?

My brother-in-law is looking at buying a new 650 vstrom and I was wondering if there are any negatives to this bike at all from an ADV perspective. It seems the only thing I've ever read about them...
Forum: Alaska 08-27-2008, 08:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By hpa_missouri
From Fairbanks to Deadhorse, the only motorcycle...

From Fairbanks to Deadhorse, the only motorcycle I overtook (not pass, just came up on from behind) was an ST1100 from New York on his way to the Arctic Circle waiting at a construction zone for the...
Forum: Alaska 08-27-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By hpa_missouri
I would say his time was REALLY fast. In that...

I would say his time was REALLY fast. In that kind of riding, experience must play a significant role if you want to get there in a hurry. I may improve my time next year but I don't think I'll...
Forum: Alaska 08-26-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,154
Posted By hpa_missouri
How Long did it take you from Coldfoot to Deadhorse?

I think I might have set a record last month when I went up the Dalton on my GS. It took me almost exactly 9 hours to go from Coldfoot to Deadhorse. Can anyone better that?? :)

I did stop to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By hpa_missouri
Great Feedback

I can't thank you guys enough.

I've been thinking about getting a small(er) dirt bike to do some training/practice. I believe what most of you are telling me is just repeating it over and over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By hpa_missouri
I actually think that might have saved me on the...

I actually think that might have saved me on the worst one. Going over Antigun Pass I was in the mud and about to become up close and personal with the mud and the bike movement was pushing my body...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By hpa_missouri
Ben-M

The part before Fairbanks was solo with about 50-75 lbs of camping stuff on the back but from Fairbanks to Prudhoe it was solo with no extra weight other than two 1 gal gas cans on the passenger foot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By hpa_missouri
Input Needed (Long post)

Well, I just got back from a trip up the Haul Road from Missouri and am sitting at home now thinking. The travels along that road and some of the others in Alaska and BC made me understand I need...
Forum: Alaska 07-18-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,758
Posted By hpa_missouri
Pissed Didn't find the spotme but found my problem

I don't understand it but when I put those coords in my Zumo and I'm heading North over the river, it then tells me to turn East and go off towards some Lake way out there. I figured the coords were...
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