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Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
Aluminium skid plates make a huge noise...

Aluminium skid plates make a huge noise difference.

Check the tightness of the skid plate.

Check all your motor mounts, as in retorque them not just look at.

Exhaust mount at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By Plane Dr
Check final drive bearings, rear wheel side play....

Check final drive bearings, rear wheel side play. Take the wheel off and check the mount hub for cracks.

Have a look at the brake fluid. Ask about it. Fluid changes help the longevity of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
3X3 and jetting doesn't really give you more...

3X3 and jetting doesn't really give you more power. It makes a huge difference in throttle response and tractability though. Mine went from 63 mpg down to around 50, imperial gallons that is. If...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
I went to PEP boys and got some thick fuel safe...

I went to PEP boys and got some thick fuel safe gasket and some sealant. Cut a donut and then used the sealant to hold it to the cap. It has been that way for at least 8 years...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,155
Posted By Plane Dr
I just picked up ohlins from the flea market. ...

I just picked up ohlins from the flea market. The guy was the same general weight range. They seem a little heavy on the spring but I haven't done a proper set up yet. I plan on setting sag etc...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
When I did the first set of LED signals I ordered...

When I did the first set of LED signals I ordered a solid state flasher unit from custom dynamics my rear is integrated with the brakes from moto dynamics.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,546
Posted By Plane Dr
I've got a pelican. With a base plate

I've got a pelican. With a base plate
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,411
Posted By Plane Dr
Other than the stairs I think it's all pretty...

Other than the stairs I think it's all pretty doable.

Especially on a bike that's not mine. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,290
Posted By Plane Dr
Installed the ohlins I bought a month ago. I...

Installed the ohlins I bought a month ago. I thought the rear would be a PITA, easy least, the front was a bitch. Crash guards off for the first time since?

I also took the centech ap-2 off. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 145,760
Posted By Plane Dr
I don't know I cringe whenever I hear Canada and...

I don't know I cringe whenever I hear Canada and or Blackfoot...

The small market seems to make things just that much more challenging, and I can't quite pin out down but I've had a hate on for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
Yes it is surprising how rough the Clarke's are. ...

Yes it is surprising how rough the Clarke's are.

Maybe try a 06 CBR 600/1000 tail light. I went with motodynamics LED with integrated flasher. It has outlived any other non stock one I've...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 28,783
Posted By Plane Dr
I had thought about a sexy Italian in red. But...

I had thought about a sexy Italian in red. But high maintenance and likely to make me do stupid things.

I could see the nice fraulien in black. Likely still cause stupid behavior, and undoubtedly...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By Plane Dr
Piston corroded onto pad, or was dragging so bad...

Piston corroded onto pad, or was dragging so bad at some point they melted together. My guess would be corrosion.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,657
Posted By Plane Dr
I had one break and I ordered the factory ones. ...

I had one break and I ordered the factory ones. I too do a lot of fastener selection/determination. It's waaay too easy to overthink.

Mine broke after 8 years of service and 50K miles. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,290
Posted By Plane Dr
Picked up a used set of ohlins for the old girl.

Picked up a used set of ohlins for the old girl.
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 183,240
Posted By Plane Dr
When you get into that small of pieces it get's...

When you get into that small of pieces it get's interesting, and I'm glad you are considering the volume. I remember when all this started it was like X0 units one time. How long ago now.... :rofl...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 183,240
Posted By Plane Dr
So what up? I haven't prodded in a couple...

So what up? I haven't prodded in a couple months....:D
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
I did those. The springs didn't fit worth a crap...

I did those. The springs didn't fit worth a crap but they were cheap.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
Cush drive really doesn't make any difference. ...

Cush drive really doesn't make any difference. It's nice to have, There was someone bringing the Japanese spec hubs over but it was like $800.

I have 2 sets of wheels. The SM rims are on it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,177
Posted By Plane Dr
Beemer boneyard why go anywhere else?

Beemer boneyard why go anywhere else?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,679
Posted By Plane Dr
I wouldn't expect there to not be heat coming off...

I wouldn't expect there to not be heat coming off unless stopped. The radiator deflectors will help at speed but at commute speeds I wouldn't expect change. But a question myself my 05 above 100...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Plane Dr
My 05 got a new rotor and pads at 18K. I picked...

My 05 got a new rotor and pads at 18K. I picked it up at 25K and had to do the pads at 45K. I ended up doing the rotor (and new pads) at 52K as it was just at the lower limit and I was doing the hub...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,384
Posted By Plane Dr
So far the GS has not been any more expensive...

So far the GS has not been any more expensive than any other bike I've owned. Yes they are big dollars when they break, in reality they don't break that often. The easy miles in between are happy...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 26,767
Posted By Plane Dr
But they were virtually a new design then....:rofl

But they were virtually a new design then....:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 06-22-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 26,767
Posted By Plane Dr
I'm a DRZ fan. No argument there. Mines tweaked...

I'm a DRZ fan. No argument there. Mines tweaked modified and long list of other adjectives.

Total money in similar to any high end ktm berg etc. 13 years old stronger than ever with 25000 plus...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,100
Posted By Plane Dr
This thing is excellant. I have mine set...

This thing is excellant. I have mine set parallel to the main screen (GSA type) with the arms straight. The noise and turbulence have dropped off immensly. The touratech add on thingy was a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
I just got mine 2 weeks ago. I went with the...

I just got mine 2 weeks ago. I went with the long arms and they seem perfect. I can see relatively clear and around my arms. The regular ball under Suzuki was fine in the stock mounts. Remember...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
Run the tensioner in finger tight, turn the...

Run the tensioner in finger tight, turn the engine over by hand still tightening the tensioner. Give it and extra 1/8 - 1/4 turn done.
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 183,240
Posted By Plane Dr
It was more tongue in cheek. I meant what sort...

It was more tongue in cheek. I meant what sort of time frame for recalibration vs the new digital. If the recalibration flows soon then I would go that way if the digital is way out there. I love...
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 798
Views: 194,399
Posted By Plane Dr
Preferred a set of these a couple weeks ago. ...

Preferred a set of these a couple weeks ago. Awesome so nice to see again.
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 183,240
Posted By Plane Dr
Because I stepped away from this for awhile,...

Because I stepped away from this for awhile, manage my expectations please. For the recalibration. What volume/delivery is anticipated? I would like mine to do better but honestly it sits on -30...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
I just did the double take mirrors. My god it is...

I just did the double take mirrors. My god it is nice being able to see behind me again in traffic. Nice mirrors a little spendy but so nice to have. I'll never go back to flea at specials
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
Wow! I still have my original cable and mines an...

Wow! I still have my original cable and mines an 01. Hasn't been on the bike since 06. But it's still the original. :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
Do it 1 more time than you think necesary! Looks...

Do it 1 more time than you think necesary! Looks very sharp! I'd do mine but I might have to wash it then.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,100
Posted By Plane Dr
How about a discount I ordered one...

How about a discount I ordered one yesterday....:evil
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
Just quadruple flush the oil tank I've seen...

Just quadruple flush the oil tank I've seen several powder coated frames eat new engines
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,100
Posted By Plane Dr
I sold the touratech one still haven't pulled the...

I sold the touratech one still haven't pulled the trigger on one of these though.

Any user reviews?
Forum: Thumpers 05-13-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
My fan runs on the S all the time

My fan runs on the S all the time
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,559
Posted By Plane Dr
If it was gunna break it would have broke. It's...

If it was gunna break it would have broke. It's a fine old girl rode just hard enough to be tough but not so hard she's knackered.

I'd be more worried about a new untried bike. That's why them...
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 25,619
Views: 4,543,952
Posted By Plane Dr
The "new" DRZ ...

The "new" DRZ
http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/1083878-drz-fairing/#!IiDhG
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/planedr/DRZ%202014/image_zps24785a6d.jpg...
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