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Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,675
Posted By JetSpeed
Exactly. I ran my 05 GS for 110k miles and...

Exactly.

I ran my 05 GS for 110k miles and used Mobil-1 in everything from the first change onward with no failures of any lubed parts, the bike is still going with 125k+ the last time I saw it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By JetSpeed
Picket-point = Navy aviation speak for the...

Picket-point = Navy aviation speak for the tie-down loops on the aircraft used to secure the bird to the deck.

Currently not on station.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By JetSpeed
Interesting video, the way the production was...

Interesting video, the way the production was shot and edited along with the cross between John Walsh and Steve Erwin narration made for a lot of drama even where none existed.
I saw nothing that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By JetSpeed
I like to give female passengers rides, and...

I like to give female passengers rides, and sometimes if that works out just right we'll even get on the bike.

Now if I were not wanting to give any rides then the BMW plate is useful, it looks...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,870
Posted By JetSpeed
I'm no expert but lead acid batteries will bubble...

I'm no expert but lead acid batteries will bubble during charging that is normal, they also get warm but should not get so hot that you can't leave your hand against the case for a minute or so, that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 28,162
Posted By JetSpeed
New GS's leave the factory with 200ml of lube in...

New GS's leave the factory with 200ml of lube in the final drive.
They must figure that 20ml of fluid is going to remain inside the drive after draining.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,534
Posted By JetSpeed
Thanks Google: In the end, despite the...

Thanks Google:

In the end, despite the antibiotics I could not resist to try the new Continental TKC 70 short insert my impressions. These are the grounds on which I tried, a 70in km of gravel...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By JetSpeed
Actually, it does, but I'm use to it.

Actually, it does, but I'm use to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,675
Posted By JetSpeed
Antagonizer.

Antagonizer.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By JetSpeed
It will not, and that would be the only reason I...

It will not, and that would be the only reason I could see to buy the BMW unit over the others.
In my case, I leave my topcase and the handles in their original location as I think that mounting the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,675
Posted By JetSpeed
My apologies, I didn't see where that was clearly...

My apologies, I didn't see where that was clearly stated.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,675
Posted By JetSpeed
Obviously people are not using/recommending...

Obviously people are not using/recommending Redline products in an effort to save money as this shit costs as much as the OEM labeled crap.
I think in this case it is mostly owners looking for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,675
Posted By JetSpeed
Keep in mind that the V-twin gear lube is the one...

Keep in mind that the V-twin gear lube is the one being discussed:

http://www.redlineoil.com/product.aspx?pid=119&pcid=13
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By JetSpeed
Curious what you find/found. I would be...

Curious what you find/found.
I would be inclined to go with Jim's theory, misfires are most commonly ignition related.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,675
Posted By JetSpeed
There is no arguing with that logic.

There is no arguing with that logic.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By JetSpeed
That's what I'm looking for, you've got to love...

That's what I'm looking for, you've got to love the instructions: "push down".

The SW Motech unit looks a little too homemade for my taste.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,888
Posted By JetSpeed
Not often enough, but I do enjoy playing a little...

Not often enough, but I do enjoy playing a little basketball.

I have a gallon of Rotella T6 waiting for the next oil change, already received my $5 rebate back from Shell, if nothing else they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,675
Posted By JetSpeed
Oh I love an oil thread, especially a resurrected...

Oh I love an oil thread, especially a resurrected old oil thread.
I'm not sure why people agonize about the gear oil they use in their GS's.
Specs call for a GL5 fluid, some like 75-90 other prefer...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,129
Posted By JetSpeed
Those photos are disturbing, I don't understand...

Those photos are disturbing, I don't understand why the guys that are buying the GSAW's are getting those tattoos.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By JetSpeed
Not hardly, and to think this whole time I...

Not hardly, and to think this whole time I figured you were a guy, my apologies.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,558
Posted By JetSpeed
Of course. For twenty bucks you can buy a tool...

Of course.
For twenty bucks you can buy a tool that checks the fluid, beats the hell out of paying four or five bucks for a bottle of DOT4.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,129
Posted By JetSpeed
No regrets. I was going to order a new GSWA,...

No regrets.

I was going to order a new GSWA, test rode a 2014, ended up being a little too portly feeling for me, had to step back and give it another think.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By JetSpeed
They all do that. You could strip them and...

They all do that.
You could strip them and repaint, just make sure to use appropriate coatings for magnesium, I think a perfectly clean surface and self-etching primer is the key here.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,558
Posted By JetSpeed
Great find. I ordered that tool and these:...

Great find.

I ordered that tool and these: http://www.amazon.com/Lobster-Bib-Set-of-4/dp/B007TMYSRI/ref=sr_1_cc_5?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1413916512&sr=1-5-catcorr&keywords=lobster+bib
And now I do...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By JetSpeed
Dude, the question was answered, there are none...

Dude, the question was answered, there are none that only bring the bars back.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,389
Posted By JetSpeed
I get this part but so far I haven't had any...

I get this part but so far I haven't had any maladies, so no use....yet.
I was hoping the device would allow for a few more adjustments.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,558
Posted By JetSpeed
I usually spill more than that down the front of...

I usually spill more than that down the front of myself trying to check the viscosity of the stuff.....ever since I found out they made a "low viscosity" variant of DOT4.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By JetSpeed
I like your logic: Let it sit long enough and it...

I like your logic: Let it sit long enough and it will fix itself.
In the mean time put the bad mouth out against all things BMW "not sugar coating it", but also not really helping anybody.

Fix...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By JetSpeed
Evidently even you realized what a silly question...

Evidently even you realized what a silly question you were asking.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By JetSpeed
I had the same thing happen on my 05 1200GS a few...

I had the same thing happen on my 05 1200GS a few times, once it was the fuel controller and another time it was the side-stand switch.

After letting it sit about an hour I was able to fire her up...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By JetSpeed
This question almost reads like comedy. Q:...

This question almost reads like comedy.

Q: Can I raise my handlebars without raising my mirrors which are directly mounted to my handlebars?


The answer is:

1. No. Either figure a way to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,389
Posted By JetSpeed
I have got to be completely missing something, my...

I have got to be completely missing something, my new GS911 Wifi is pretty much worthless from what I can gather, other than resetting the service reminder and clock there are no other useful...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,657
Posted By JetSpeed
I have not had any of my GS's do this but I use...

I have not had any of my GS's do this but I use to own a CR500 and every so often I would kick start it and it would kick back on me....and I mean hard enough to hurt.
I'm curious if what is being...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,558
Posted By JetSpeed
Royal Purple is fine and meets all the spec...

Royal Purple is fine and meets all the spec requirements, it is an excellent product, as is Red-Line, Amsoil and several others.

Any brand of DOT4 is going to be suitable, BMW change/flush...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,888
Posted By JetSpeed
I normally smell like a cross between Old Spice,...

I normally smell like a cross between Old Spice, hydraulic fluid, Cap'n Crunch and an old gymnasium.
The new oil on the other hand should smell like Diet Orange Crush.
But you silly rabbits should...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,558
Posted By JetSpeed
BMW GS FD's call for Castrol SAF-XO 75W90 which...

BMW GS FD's call for Castrol SAF-XO 75W90 which is GL-5 rated lubricant.
Another rating is the military spec MIL-L-2105 (aka: MIL-PRF-2105)
Interesting that Castrol meets the older 2105D and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By JetSpeed
No radio (AM/FM) built in. You need to download...

No radio (AM/FM) built in.
You need to download your MP3 music library to the unit or SD card.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By JetSpeed
The exact specs for the nut is 8Nm which is 5.9...

The exact specs for the nut is 8Nm which is 5.9 ft/lbs
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,529
Posted By JetSpeed
I guess I had figured that if you are using any...

I guess I had figured that if you are using any of the current high quality motor oils on the market and changing the oil at the recommended intervals then oil break-down would not even come into...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By JetSpeed
Not even close. This may be the torque for the...

Not even close.
This may be the torque for the retaining nut but not the valve core.

The actual torque value for a TPMS valve core is 3-5 in/lbs

As Anorak said the tools make the job a snap.
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