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Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Monsignore
Here's the latest, for those who care. The...

Here's the latest, for those who care.

The day before my trip, last Wednesday, I received 4 new sparkplugs. I used one of them to test the stick coils. To test the secondaries, I plugged them...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Monsignore
As for the oil outside the plug, things looked...

As for the oil outside the plug, things looked slightly out of whack? :dunno The coil cover was full of gravel & crud. But that could just be a result of it being the "downhill" side when parked on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Monsignore
Test ride: Gremlin is still there. JetSpeed,...

Test ride: Gremlin is still there.

JetSpeed, can you, or someone else, explain what's going on.

As I understand it, the stick coil is what allows the spark plug to spark, more or less. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Monsignore
Eek https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/17862578451_397...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/17862578451_39756388ab_z.jpg
Uh oh...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8894/17859163292_00d9133b1e_z.jpg
That's normal, right?


I installed Excel Cycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Monsignore
Real quick before I run back to the bike... ...

Real quick before I run back to the bike...

Left secondary plug was covered in oil, and I don't mean just the electrodes. The body of the plug itself, and it had leaked into the coil cover and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Monsignore
I was able to give the issue a little more...

I was able to give the issue a little more analysis today.

Last night, I did the throttle reset thing where you turn on the key, open the throttle 3 times, then shut it off. (I knew I wouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Monsignore
Clutch seals were replaced by the previous owner...

Clutch seals were replaced by the previous owner in the 30,xxx mile range.

Everything was fine yesterday. There was no sort of creeping issue. Idle is normal. Just filled the tank with 93...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 886
Posted By Monsignore
Cry Crank the throttle & no-go

'05 R1200GS, 71,xxx miles.
The problem began on this morning's commute. Tried to accelerate away from the pack at a green light and thought I was in 2nd gear the way the engine sputtered and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 85,515
Posted By Monsignore
Got my letter yesterday. I did my own...

Got my letter yesterday.
I did my own replacement 2 years ago, but I'll contact MaxBMW (from where I ordered the parts) about reimbursement. I might talk to BMW of Manhattan, since they're a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,780
Posted By Monsignore
Crap! Mine falls under that recall. Do you have...

Crap! Mine falls under that recall. Do you have a link to the bulletin so I can take it to me local hospital?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 412
Posted By Monsignore
Have you tried maybe cleaning the switch parts? ...

Have you tried maybe cleaning the switch parts? Maybe gunk has built up and causing a spotty connection?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 1,886,539
Posted By Monsignore
It's great, except when I'm stuck in traffic...

It's great, except when I'm stuck in traffic during the summer. I have the Ultra II with their so-called "Stretch Kevlar." I talked with a guy in my store who was wearing the mesh Kevlar. That...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 1,886,539
Posted By Monsignore
Please don't knock over my bike with your big...

Please don't knock over my bike with your big trucks! :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 1,886,539
Posted By Monsignore
That would be me. I'm the head coffee...

That would be me.

I'm the head coffee roaster at the Whole Foods.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 1,886,539
Posted By Monsignore
You might want to tone down your personal details...

You might want to tone down your personal details a bit. And you should probably talk to your proctologist if things are feeling lumpier.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 1,886,539
Posted By Monsignore
Yeah, I walked up and down the block a bit trying...

Yeah, I walked up and down the block a bit trying to figure out what to do. Should I take it and drop it off at a local store with a note? Should I just pretend it didn't happen? I just hope the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 1,886,539
Posted By Monsignore
Yup! I didn't notice when I first walked by. ...

Yup!
I didn't notice when I first walked by.

At the urging of a friend and fellow GS-rider & ADV'r, I spent $2 on a bandana to try to hide it.

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 1,886,539
Posted By Monsignore
Saw this pair parked on St Marks out side Porto...

Saw this pair parked on St Marks out side Porto Rico. The GS had an Albania license plate.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7601/17249046965_e330903937_c.jpg

Anyone notice anything a little odd...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26,214
Views: 1,886,539
Posted By Monsignore
What's funny, is that my got stolen from in front...

What's funny, is that my got stolen from in front of my apartment. Darn teenagers! :fitz
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,612
Posted By Monsignore
+1 to the above. I'll put my toes on the...

+1 to the above.

I'll put my toes on the pegs and alternately raise my heels. Or I move my hips, focusing on my sitz bones. Or move your toes to the back of your pegs and lower your heels (boots...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,281,990
Posted By Monsignore
Don't know how tall/short your pillion is, but my...

Don't know how tall/short your pillion is, but my wife is 5'2". The grab bars I have on my GS are too far away for her to comfortably reach. I've wrapped an Aerostich Heavy Duty Hook-n-Loop strap...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,281,990
Posted By Monsignore
Picked it up from the local speed shop (after a...

Picked it up from the local speed shop (after a dozen non-answered phone calls) after getting a new front tire and the front rotors replaced; then gingerly (http://www.redheadsanonymous.com/) rode it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,070
Posted By Monsignore
Are you tired of your bike? Yes? Buy his. ...

Are you tired of your bike?
Yes? Buy his.
No? Wish him well and keep riding.
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 27,445
Posted By Monsignore
So this happened today while I was trying to...

So this happened today while I was trying to remove the axle on my '05 R1200GS.

:dllama

Better the tool than my bike, I guess.

The last one to touch my axle was a local shop when they...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6,888
Views: 1,281,990
Posted By Monsignore
Have any of you installed BikeVis Bullets & their...

Have any of you installed BikeVis Bullets & their PodMod? If so, do you have any photos or tips? I've got a set I plan to put on the upper H&B bars on my '05 R1200GS.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,649
Posted By Monsignore
And that's a good thing? I don't know of any...

And that's a good thing?

I don't know of any sort of "brotherhood." I ride a motorcycle. It's a form of transportation. Is there a brotherhood of car drivers? A motorcycle is not some mystical...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,262
Posted By Monsignore
My advice is to stop dropping your bike.

My advice is to stop dropping your bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,649
Posted By Monsignore
What the hell does that even mean?

What the hell does that even mean?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
Posted By Monsignore
Well, they've been around 129 years. I figure...

Well, they've been around 129 years. I figure they know what they're doing by now.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,029
Posted By Monsignore
I've been running Johnson & Johnson's Baby Oil in...

I've been running Johnson & Johnson's Baby Oil in mine for abut 30,000 miles. Runs great, and smells just-out-of-the-shower fresh!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,178
Posted By Monsignore
It really pissed me off when I rode into their CT...

It really pissed me off when I rode into their CT store (the old one), had to wade through so many beautiful old & new bikes, riders just hanging out, mistaking a happy customer for a happy employee,...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,501
Posted By Monsignore
I've thought of the Respy Fog Pro things, but I...

I've thought of the Respy Fog Pro things, but I wear a balaclava when it gets cold. That kinda rules out some sort of face mask, in my book.

Any other ideas?
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,501
Posted By Monsignore
I'm also considering the Arai Pro Shield system. ...

I'm also considering the Arai Pro Shield system.

I have had Pinlocks on various helmets and I have gotten rid of them on every helmet. They stop working after about a month. I've even tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Monsignore
Yesterday morning I opened up both headlight...

Yesterday morning I opened up both headlight housings. All the wires stuffed in their looked like I had just sliced open someone's abdomen. Nothing looked like a correct wire. So, I just went...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Monsignore
That's helpful.. Thanks. I hadn't thought to...

That's helpful.. Thanks.
I hadn't thought to open up the headlights.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Monsignore
Let me rephrase: I assume I should not tap into...

Let me rephrase: I assume I should not tap into any of the wires between the ballasts and the bulbs. If that's correct, then what wire(s) should I tap into?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Monsignore
That's my question. As I posted, it looks like...

That's my question. As I posted, it looks like both wires exiting each ballast box go into the headlight housing. There is no obvious wire from the ballast boxes to the main harness.

Does the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Monsignore
JVB, The white wire in question went to a plug...

JVB,
The white wire in question went to a plug midway between the the lights and PIAA relay for the set of aux lights I am replacing.
So, I'm installing a set of Clearwater Darlas on a '05 R1200GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,114
Posted By Monsignore
I referenced this in the current Shorai cold...

I referenced this in the current Shorai cold start thread, here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25542925&postcount=2). I don't know if it works with traditional batteries, though.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By Monsignore
What's this wire?

The skinny white one on the right.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7491/15224591174_4bf1a6a74d_c.jpg

I'm attempting to install a set of Clearwater Darlas on my '05 R1200GS. The unplugged plug...
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