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Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 793
Posted By Dan-M
This. The count of ribs between the slots must...

This. The count of ribs between the slots must match the number of ribs on the cast trigger wheel. If the sum of ribs match, the only other thing that matters is the distance from the face of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,801
Posted By Dan-M
You meant torquey.

You meant torquey.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,199
Posted By Dan-M
This. I usually run my bikes into December and...

This.
I usually run my bikes into December and get them back out in March or April at the latest. I've never, ever had fuel go bad in that time frame.
If you have something with a carburetor and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,339
Posted By Dan-M
I'm with this guy. Insurance companies make a lot...

I'm with this guy. Insurance companies make a lot of money off of this product. I always play the odds.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 920
Posted By Dan-M
Here's a service schedule for the cam head. ...

Here's a service schedule for the cam head.
https://www.ascycles.com/pdf/ServiceSchedules/R1200GS-DOHC_6K_withAnnual_Service.pdf
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By Dan-M
I had an old one. Stout jacket with lots of nice...

I had an old one. Stout jacket with lots of nice features. The issue I had was the collar was too tall and very stiff. Even after several washings and 10,000 miles, it was really uncomfortable. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,740
Posted By Dan-M
I checked out a couple of your videos MM. Cool. ...

I checked out a couple of your videos MM. Cool.
I'm moving to RR, NM from Chicago and am looking forward to this kind of desert riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,323
Posted By Dan-M
The click,click,click noise is because the...

The click,click,click noise is because the battery does not have enough power to keep the solenoid engaged. Have that starter and battery tested (or charged). Lighter oil will help but a good battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,333
Posted By Dan-M
So are the nitrogen guys are pulling a vacuum in...

So are the nitrogen guys are pulling a vacuum in the tires to evacuate all of the deadly oxygen before filling with nitrogen? :evil

I know some nitro machines do this but many don't.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By Dan-M
Just bought two from Max. The BMW parts are made...

Just bought two from Max. The BMW parts are made by Schrader in the UK so not Chinese.

Like many OE parts from BMW the $135/ea price is higher than expected but what pisses me off is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By Dan-M
Don't see any reason why it wouldn't fit. I...

Don't see any reason why it wouldn't fit.
I just bought one for my R1200GS. Nice smaller bag. Wolfman makes quality stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By Dan-M
I use this one from Pirates Lair when the wife...

I use this one from Pirates Lair when the wife rides with me.
Nice quality and on or off in seconds.
http://pirateslair.net/R1200GS.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,166
Posted By Dan-M
Be careful with the slide hammer. The stakes are...

Be careful with the slide hammer. The stakes are high if you crack head. Try small vice grips clamped to the socket and pull & wiggle by hand while tapping side to side with a small hammer.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,553
Posted By Dan-M
You'll like it. One advantage over the manometer...

You'll like it. One advantage over the manometer or mercury sticks is portability. If you want to check balance above idle under load you can prop it up by your speedo and go for a ride.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,000
Posted By Dan-M
Thanks for the info. I really like Cedar Crest...

Thanks for the info. I really like Cedar Crest and Tijeras. The water issue is part of what worries me about that area. Also, after this past winter in Chicago the idea of less snow is steering me...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,126
Posted By Dan-M
Heartless? I don't know. The original owner...

Heartless? I don't know.

The original owner has been paid off by the insurance company. As far as we know he was notified about the bike recovery afterward and could have bought the bike back but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,000
Posted By Dan-M
Timely thread. I'm doing the same thing. After...

Timely thread. I'm doing the same thing.
After a lot of mulling the wife & I have pretty much settled on NM. I was just there a week ago looking at homes in Rio Rancho, Cedar Crest, Tijeras and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,927
Posted By Dan-M
Congrats Steve, looks nice. Three months will...

Congrats Steve, looks nice. Three months will seem like a long time especially on a warm day in April.

Don't worry about possible design issues. If we all started doing that BMW would go out of...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,636
Posted By Dan-M
I've plugged several motorcycle tires and...

I've plugged several motorcycle tires and hundreds of car tires without issue. If the hole is not too big a plug is best and will last the life of the tire.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,423
Posted By Dan-M
A small vacuum leak can be masked by the richer...

A small vacuum leak can be masked by the richer mixture of a cold engine. Once hot it can become lean enough with the leak to cause a misfire. Off idle it will not be a big enough leak to make a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By Dan-M
What about a 2011? Will Alexol's '06 wheels fit...

What about a 2011? Will Alexol's '06 wheels fit my '11?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,443
Posted By Dan-M
Wolfman Expedition dry duffle. The medium holds...

Wolfman Expedition dry duffle. The medium holds plenty and you can cinch it down if you are carrying less. The material is grippy so it doesn't slide around. Completely waterproof.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Dan-M
I agree with the above. If there are no other...

I agree with the above. If there are no other symptoms and it doesn't change, I would ignore it.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Dan-M
Only at 3000rpm in second gear? Does it go away...

Only at 3000rpm in second gear? Does it go away with the clutch pulled in, or at different speeds or in different gears?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 24,256
Posted By Dan-M
I've owned a business in Chicago Heights for 33...

I've owned a business in Chicago Heights for 33 years. The neighborhood is on south Halsted. So not exactly Winnetka. I deal with the public every day. I spend a lot of time in the city, from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,330
Posted By Dan-M
His cash has been absorbed by his bike.

His cash has been absorbed by his bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 24,256
Posted By Dan-M
Regularly? Do you have a bull's-eye on your back?...

Regularly? Do you have a bull's-eye on your back? I've lived here 55 years and have not been assaulted, threatened or robbed, ever.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,896
Posted By Dan-M
In the Midwest all slabs are pretty much hell on...

In the Midwest all slabs are pretty much hell on earth. That said, US131 in central Michigan is pretty nice. Lots of forest, great color in the fall.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,256
Posted By Dan-M
I had just spooned new knobbies on the Husky. Gas...

I had just spooned new knobbies on the Husky. Gas it down the wet blacktop driveway. Zero traction, can't stop, pumping the brake lever and pedal skidding and sliding heading for the street. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,991
Posted By Dan-M
My wife finds the back of my '11GS very...

My wife finds the back of my '11GS very comfortable. She was used to an RT so there is a little less seat and a little less weather protection but it is no problem. The handling is fine with her...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,346
Posted By Dan-M
I do it all the time. As long as there is plenty...

I do it all the time. As long as there is plenty of room and the car is blocked, what is the difference?
By the same token, if I am in my car and first at the light and not turning, I will always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,898
Posted By Dan-M
Lots of mounts out there. Tech mounts are good...

Lots of mounts out there. Tech mounts are good quality.
http://www.techmounts.com/products/
This case will keep it out of the weather....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,618
Posted By Dan-M
I would hope the driving public could...

I would hope the driving public could differentiate between single or even group riders riding responsibly and scores of reckless riders flooding the road, riding the shoulders and surrounding cars. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 24,256
Posted By Dan-M
Interesting thread as I have been scouting an...

Interesting thread as I have been scouting an area to retire to. After 55 years in Chicago, I'm tired of long winters and humid summers combined with having to ride 90+ miles to get to decent roads....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,663
Posted By Dan-M
I agree 100% with the above threads. It...

I agree 100% with the above threads.

It sounds like you are still making payments on it. If so, with a 0 down loan you may be upside down. If you are serious about making a trade you should find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,809
Posted By Dan-M
I always have it in a pocket. Better to have it...

I always have it in a pocket. Better to have it on you with the slight possibility of it causing more harm than having it on the bike and not be able to get to it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 37,472
Posted By Dan-M
I really don't know what your problem is. There...

I really don't know what your problem is. There is a huge difference between riding at a sporty or spirited pace away from traffic or pedestrians and what has been portrayed in the above videos....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 37,472
Posted By Dan-M
pui?

pui?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 37,472
Posted By Dan-M
Read the whole law. You can be cited for taking...

Read the whole law. You can be cited for taking both hands off the bars. (I sometimes do) You can be cited for standing on the pegs. (I sometimes do)

And, while I don't ride wheelies, the front...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,705
Posted By Dan-M
You shouldn't really need to rev it much at all...

You shouldn't really need to rev it much at all when engaging the clutch. I don't have to on my GS and 1st gear is taller than the GSA.
It sounds like you are brings the revs up then slowly engaging...
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