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Forum: The Garage 02-16-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,387
Posted By Mrmerlin
Sounds like your getting close... However,...

Sounds like your getting close...

However, before you run the engine again,
check the valve clearances,
if they are off from where you set them,
IE some of the gaps are wider than where you...
Forum: Airheads 10-05-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,142
Posted By Mrmerlin
This is a good first effort, However, you will...

This is a good first effort, However,
you will find that you have lost some horse power from fitting the pods,
this will be evident above 5K RPM.

the mismatched parts on the block look funny,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-17-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 797,535
Posted By Mrmerlin
for the people that want to disappear , google...

for the people that want to disappear ,
google Dazzle Camouflage .....
Or Battleship Dazzle....
its a proven way to disguise your machine
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,387
Posted By Mrmerlin
yes I second replacing the rear line, it...

yes I second replacing the rear line,
it should have a bit of flex in it.

I had to have a front line replaced by Speigler but they were prompt with the replacement,
the lines are first...
Forum: The Garage 09-08-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By Mrmerlin
I went an got a gel pad at a local seat re...

I went an got a gel pad at a local seat re finisher about 65 bux,
and he told me that the gel may get hot if left in the sun.
Well i put the gel pad in and covered the seat with 2 thin layers of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,140
Posted By Mrmerlin
I got a few of these today, seems the more...

I got a few of these today, seems the more legitimate buyers have their name come through on the E mail I get

interested e mail me here.

hoping it is not already sold as i am seriously...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,336
Posted By Mrmerlin
before they try to adjust the valve, have the...

before they try to adjust the valve,
have the dealer take a compression test on both cylinders,
maybe you tagged a valve or the adjuster simply backed off,
a compression test will tell all.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By Mrmerlin
inspect the throttle bodies for them sliding out...

inspect the throttle bodies for them sliding out of the manifolds,
from your description this has happened
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,229
Posted By Mrmerlin
check touratech for additional braces for your...

check touratech for additional braces for your bike these will be installed after the repair is made its a common failure point and the add on brackets work to prevent future issues
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,528
Posted By Mrmerlin
Thats an excellent picture it looks like your...

Thats an excellent picture it looks like your having fun on your camp trip, Moar Guzzi pictures please
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,073
Posted By Mrmerlin
and if thats not enough, Make sure to atleast...

and if thats not enough,
Make sure to atleast ride a Triumph Rocket III,
new or used it doesnt matter just ride one before you plunk down your cash,
you will thank me later..
Oh make sure you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By Mrmerlin
make sure to swap in a new filter as well, fresh...

make sure to swap in a new filter as well, fresh oil is a good thing,
and as others have mentioned,
if the bike is sitting still idling for more than 3 mins turn it off.
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,136
Posted By Mrmerlin
go to Michaels craft store they sell foam...

go to Michaels craft store they sell foam sheeting thats 1/16 thick comes in 10 X 16 in sheets,
a few sheets with some Weldwood cement ( use the stuff in the red and yellow can, buy it at HD)...
Forum: The Garage 08-07-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,798
Posted By Mrmerlin
Any chance the nuts are unscrewed CW as opposed...

Any chance the nuts are unscrewed CW as opposed to CCW,
it wouldnt be the first time this has happened
Forum: Old's Cool 07-30-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,490
Posted By Mrmerlin
Nice Guzzi, keep em Flyin!

Nice Guzzi, keep em Flyin!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,640
Posted By Mrmerlin
looks like a new tire was going to be installed...

looks like a new tire was going to be installed the one on the bike looks bald
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By Mrmerlin
buy some loafs of bread and a few jars of peanut...

buy some loafs of bread and a few jars of peanut butter,
save the rest and buy a manual for your machine.

Hopefully you didnt force anything while turning the engine over,
and bend the valves...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Mrmerlin
DM check your mail

DM check your mail
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 499
Posted By Mrmerlin
sounds about right, go for a ride once its hot...

sounds about right,
go for a ride once its hot park on the side stand for 10 mins,
then put the bike on the center stand,
the oil level should be at the center or higher in the sight glass
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By Mrmerlin
before you cut up your shield I have a GSA shield...

before you cut up your shield I have a GSA shield from a 2002 R 1150 GSA
its a bit wider and taller than the stock GS shield its in good condition, 120.00 plus shipping its yours.
This is a plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,306
Posted By Mrmerlin
push the brake pads open and recheck if you still...

push the brake pads open and recheck if you still have a bind then the driveshaft is suspect
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By Mrmerlin
since you have the parts diagram and some idea of...

since you have the parts diagram and some idea of the parts involved,
it might be a good idea to remove the carbs and take them to the dealer and let them see what you have going on,
as they may...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By Mrmerlin
it sounds like the end of the piston let go, ...

it sounds like the end of the piston let go,
thus no stop to hold the shock at full extension.
Glad you didnt get hurt from an exploding shock
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By Mrmerlin
the 911 its a no brainer, I hope you have a...

the 911 its a no brainer,
I hope you have a happy fathers day with your family
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,651
Posted By Mrmerlin
awesome bike and very tasteful upgrades, and...

awesome bike and very tasteful upgrades,
and its a low mileage version sweet!

FWIW I would cut an inner tube to 2 in. by 4 in. and put a small hole in each corner,
then zip tie the corners to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,365
Posted By Mrmerlin
what is all of the adhesive/sealant thats you...

what is all of the adhesive/sealant thats you used called?.
I thought it was only used on the outsides of the block to seal it.
I wouldnt be using any of this sealant on the areas next to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 685
Posted By Mrmerlin
make sure the oil cooler is removed and cleaned...

make sure the oil cooler is removed and cleaned as it will be full of metal as will every other part that sees oil
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,924
Posted By Mrmerlin
Before you go cutting and soldering or crimping...

Before you go cutting and soldering or crimping O2 sensor wires watch this

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Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By Mrmerlin
you may have a damaged throttle body O ring seal...

you may have a damaged throttle body O ring seal its quite common for them to jump out of the groove and get pinched thus creating an air leak
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,946
Posted By Mrmerlin
if the reservoirs are full and the battery is...

if the reservoirs are full and the battery is good,
have you checked the air gaps for the sensors?
This is done at the ABS rings.
Have you checked the wheels for play side to side
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,403
Posted By Mrmerlin
Sorry but putting down the side stand before...

Sorry but putting down the side stand before dropping it down off the center stand in a horrible idea. You can easily drop the full weight right on to your foot and crush the shit out of it that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By Mrmerlin
what kind of wheels do you have on the bike? ...

what kind of wheels do you have on the bike?

Did you install the spacer between the hub and the wheel surface?.

Did you use the same bolts that you removed?

do these wheel bolts have...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,403
Posted By Mrmerlin
one thing not discussed is how to get the R1150...

one thing not discussed is how to get the R1150 GS off the center stand.

This is really easy especially if you have bags on board.

So there are two ways to do this,
with the bike on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Mrmerlin
the vents are in the cover to provide some...

the vents are in the cover to provide some cooling of the internal area.
the shorting of the hall sensor is from crumbling insulation.
otherwise if the wires were good the system would work under...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,328
Posted By Mrmerlin
great pictures great bike collection too. As...

great pictures great bike collection too.
As someone else pointed out the chain does look tight,
might wanna check it,
have a friend sit on the bike and see how much sag you have
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,338
Posted By Mrmerlin
from the info provided it sounds like a failing U...

from the info provided it sounds like a failing U joint
and / or an out of phase drive shaft
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,194
Posted By Mrmerlin
I noticed the same thing when i took a demo ride...

I noticed the same thing when i took a demo ride They did a good job of not thinking this out.
Your foot can be trapped if you ride with the balls of your feet on the pegs
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By Mrmerlin
did you ask a question I dont see anything

did you ask a question I dont see anything
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Mrmerlin
IIRC you tighten the front bolts first then...

IIRC you tighten the front bolts first then torque the rear bolts to spec
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,599
Posted By Mrmerlin
I would be interested in getting a GS911 for the...

I would be interested in getting a GS911 for the discount price as well
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