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Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Lensgrinder
I see your point, but I still haven't figured out...

I see your point, but I still haven't figured out how to post pictures here yet.
Maybe he figured it out on the third one.:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Lensgrinder
First picture is his new to him 2003 GS

First picture is his new to him 2003 GS
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By Lensgrinder
Welcome, Congratulations on your new ride. ...

Welcome, Congratulations on your new ride.

That's a great place to ride(Big Bend). We go to Fort Davis alot because my wife's family is from there.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,482
Posted By Lensgrinder
My money's on this. Bruno's in Ontario...

My money's on this.

Bruno's in Ontario Canada can fix it and does a very good job.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,334
Posted By Lensgrinder
In the blinkers of course.:eek1

In the blinkers of course.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,568
Posted By Lensgrinder
The logic on that would be, that he would not...

The logic on that would be, that he would not mention it at all if he was not happy with it, rather than say he wasted $400.

I never saw the need for one until I installed my Rallye Moto damper....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By Lensgrinder
You guys Quack me up :lol3

You guys Quack me up :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,821
Posted By Lensgrinder
Whenever I'm pushing mine I lean it against my...

Whenever I'm pushing mine I lean it against my right hip(side of my leg), this makes it more stable.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,821
Posted By Lensgrinder
Congratulations, nice bike. Mine is red also. ...

Congratulations, nice bike. Mine is red also.

I too am some what vertically challenged and plant one foot on the ground and the other on rear brake.

Happy trails.
Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 925
Posted By Lensgrinder
You might want to consider LED as well. There's...

You might want to consider LED as well.
There's an inmate who makes and sells them, I'm happy with mine.

I had HID before that and like the LED.

if you're interested....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Lensgrinder
Nice bike, Welcome to the Asylum. You might...

Nice bike, Welcome to the Asylum.
You might want to consider JVB's DVD on maintenance as you first tool purchase.

Happy Trails.
Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Lensgrinder
When my fuel light comes on I can put about 7 1/2...

When my fuel light comes on I can put about 7 1/2 gallons in.

I usually run 275 to 300 miles before refueling, resetting trip meter at each refuel.

One trip meter I use for fuel, the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By Lensgrinder
GS 5.1 gallons GSA 8.7 Gallons

GS 5.1 gallons

GSA 8.7 Gallons
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,546
Posted By Lensgrinder
I've been using amsoil severe gear in my last 3...

I've been using amsoil severe gear in my last 3 GS' s with only one failure which was due to the poor input shaft design in the 2005-2008 models.
BMW/ NA helped with that repair.
I'm still using...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By Lensgrinder
E-Torx, I bought a set at Sears.

E-Torx, I bought a set at Sears.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,353
Posted By Lensgrinder
Me too, except no ice just rain, but with the way...

Me too, except no ice just rain, but with the way people drive out here ice might be safer.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,353
Posted By Lensgrinder
What's a riding season?:rofl

What's a riding season?:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 15,256
Posted By Lensgrinder
Congratulations, what a great trip.

Congratulations, what a great trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By Lensgrinder
Once you get to the clutch it's easy, but you...

Once you get to the clutch it's easy, but you have to split the front and rear frame to remove gearbox.

JDUBB has a good thread for that procedure.

I did my '08 using his thread.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By Lensgrinder
Could it be you are hearing the fuel injectors? ...

Could it be you are hearing the fuel injectors?
They will tick from time to time.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 407
Posted By Lensgrinder
Welcome, Awesome bike, but Red is faster.:lol3

Welcome, Awesome bike, but Red is faster.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By Lensgrinder
No air in system. When the fluid is forced...

No air in system.

When the fluid is forced back it creates pressure that will not allow the plates to contact fully.

you can use a turkey baster to extract just a little fluid so there is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,865
Posted By Lensgrinder
The first thing I would do is check fluid level...

The first thing I would do is check fluid level in master cylinder cup on the handlebars.
As the clutch wears the fluid is forced back, so it may be that it just needs a little fluid removed.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 70,950
Posted By Lensgrinder
It may not be a warranty issue since the final...

It may not be a warranty issue since the final drive was out of warranty,
The only part of the final drive that would be covered under the two year warranty would be the rear brake flange.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 70,950
Posted By Lensgrinder
I believe the root cause was a cracked flange. ...

I believe the root cause was a cracked flange.
BMW Miami destroyed the F/D trying to get the flange off using the wrong tools and procedures.

So in this instance the final drive was fine until...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By Lensgrinder
I've had both, a 1995 R1100GS (oilhead) and now...

I've had both, a 1995 R1100GS (oilhead) and now the camhead.
in between I had a 2008 GS Hexhead.

The camhead has more horsepower, Valves stay in spec. longer.
I prefer using shims to set valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By Lensgrinder
I've used goof off bug and tar remover, works...

I've used goof off bug and tar remover, works great doesn't destroy paint.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,483
Posted By Lensgrinder
I agree with jetspeed on this one, best superman ...

I agree with jetspeed on this one, best superman

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=george+reeves&id=6878FB5F1B927D109042B9ED7C76641A2490CAAC&FORM=IARRTH...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,930
Posted By Lensgrinder
That's how I use it as well in California.

That's how I use it as well in California.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Lensgrinder
You're right, that's why I gave him the name of...

You're right, that's why I gave him the name of the dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Lensgrinder
The dealer keeps an assortment of sizes needed,...

The dealer keeps an assortment of sizes needed, no reason to open it up twice.

Blackfoot motorsports is your local dealer. I'm not affiliated in any way, I just stopped by on my way to Alaska a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,228
Posted By Lensgrinder
So, what if you change GPS units. Do you start...

So, what if you change GPS units. Do you start over on that too?:pot:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By Lensgrinder
:deal From factory .025mm or .001" You...

:deal
From factory .025mm or .001"

You can buy .05 mm 0r .002" at dealer
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,154
Posted By Lensgrinder
Welcome and nice score. My '95 1100GS had the...

Welcome and nice score.
My '95 1100GS had the same ignition wire problem.
I made an alluminum brace to support it and make the bend in the wires a larger radius so it wouldn't happen again.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,157
Posted By Lensgrinder
Here's a thread from a couple years ago. ...

Here's a thread from a couple years ago.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745440&highlight=r1270 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=745440&highlight=r1270)

I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,157
Posted By Lensgrinder
I just looked it up, you're right, I could have...

I just looked it up, you're right, I could have swore that I saw a higher hp rating somewhere for that.

Maybe it was one that had been modified.

I saw that kit listed above, it's pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By Lensgrinder
I think the front and rear are the same, that...

I think the front and rear are the same, that number sounds familiar.
I'll probably change it out this time around and can check.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,157
Posted By Lensgrinder
I believe the HP2 was closer to the 148hp, but...

I believe the HP2 was closer to the 148hp, but That bike you're referencing is most likely at 110hp which is what my 2012 GSA was rated.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By Lensgrinder
I bought a package of four at O'Reily's, just...

I bought a package of four at O'Reily's, just know the hole diameter and you can get the correct size.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,923
Posted By Lensgrinder
I will be changing out my rear tire with a...

I will be changing out my rear tire with a Tourance at home next weekend.

I just line up the red dot with the valve stem, making sure the direction arrow is correct and have had no problems.
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