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Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2011, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,384
Posted By Darth Lefty
"Hard" Ohlins vs shortened Ohlins with the same...

"Hard" Ohlins vs shortened Ohlins with the same harder rear spring - I found to be quite a shock that the bike became so nose-down. This isn't precisely "handling" but it was enough to change the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Darth Lefty
Thanks guys. I don't even know what to...

Thanks guys.


I don't even know what to take a picture of. Are they separate sensors? Where is one and where is the other?


I have no idea if it's like an 1100/1150.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Darth Lefty
Neutral sensor no worky

2006 R1200GS. I can't get a neutral light. Occasionally a flicker of green while in neutral or going 1-2. The gearbox works and the correct gear is indicated, other than N, where it comes up...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By Darth Lefty
This guy sold me a GSA windshield on a road trip...

This guy sold me a GSA windshield on a road trip a few years ago. He took it off a GSA in his showroom. Stand-up guy, recommended.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,154
Posted By Darth Lefty
If I were them, I'd claim I was offset by scooter...

If I were them, I'd claim I was offset by scooter sales. Much how Porsches are offset by tiny diesel VW's.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,122
Posted By Darth Lefty
Yes, I do the same with the left case. Tools and...

Yes, I do the same with the left case. Tools and rain gear and tent. I guess I don't think the problems needed to exist in the first place. They could make top loaders, and they could make them...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,122
Posted By Darth Lefty
I own the Vario cases. They came with my bike....

I own the Vario cases. They came with my bike. I'm not a fan. But the problem is, the redeeming features are redeeming enough to keep me out of the aftermarket. I think if I were buying a new bike or...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,635
Posted By Darth Lefty
Your helmet makes a bigger difference in this...

Your helmet makes a bigger difference in this than you might think.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,145
Posted By Darth Lefty
It's not whether the radar will lock. It's all...

It's not whether the radar will lock. It's all about whether they point the radar at you. The crotch rocket was a cop magnet. I'm much more of a hooligan but invisible on the GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,187
Posted By Darth Lefty
Power isn't the problem. There are cars with...

Power isn't the problem. There are cars with less power than an oilhead. You can tell this from the getup from a dead stop. Sometimes I'm shocked by it. The dead spot in the torque band tells me...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,290
Posted By Darth Lefty
When speaking of touring bikes, the brand most...

When speaking of touring bikes, the brand most likely to have a knowledgeable mechanic with parts nearby when you break down is Harley. Honda Gold Wing second, anything else trailing distantly.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,061,154
Posted By Darth Lefty
I'm thinking "Swirlies"

I'm thinking "Swirlies"
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Darth Lefty
Coda: replaced with #8 x 2-1/2" sheet metal...

Coda: replaced with #8 x 2-1/2" sheet metal screw. Works!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Darth Lefty
Thanks everyone for the ideas. Seems likely...

Thanks everyone for the ideas.

Seems likely you could bake off the lens like the custom car guys do to paint the headlight internals on cars with too much chrome. That's more work than I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2011, 11:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,055
Posted By Darth Lefty
Bluhduh Stupid problem needs stupid answer - headlight internals

06 GS. Stripped headlight elevation adjustment nut. Bolt skips and strips without pulling light down. What do I do? Is there any way to get in there? Replacing entire headlight reflector for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Darth Lefty
I have a GS with low Ohlins shocks and a harder...

I have a GS with low Ohlins shocks and a harder rear spring. It works fine and it's still pretty tall. I think the most noticeable change is that it's nose-low.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By Darth Lefty
It's not your imagination, check out a dyno pull....

It's not your imagination, check out a dyno pull. Doesn't seem likely it's an exhaust valve issue since it's on both sets of lines!

http://www.bos-exhausts.com/bmw-dyno/curves_R1200S_2_gr.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Darth Lefty
It wasn't the vent. Got me to work fine this...

It wasn't the vent. Got me to work fine this morning (3 miles) and then not so good this afternoon, had to stop and let it sit once and it kept threatening to die on the second leg. Exciting!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 577
Posted By Darth Lefty
'06 cranks, starts, idles well, then badly, then dies

I am having trouble, perhaps the inmates can help me diagnose it?

My suspect is bad gas, based only on the fact that I bought gas right before this all started. But not experienced enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,286
Posted By Darth Lefty
It's terrific until you have to put your feet...

It's terrific until you have to put your feet down.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Darth Lefty
Not a chance! :rofl

Not a chance! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2010, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Darth Lefty
Any particular reason not to just put my Dremel...

Any particular reason not to just put my Dremel cutoff wheel through that pin?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2010, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Darth Lefty
How to adjust preload on an Ohlins with adjustable preload?

No, I'm not that stupid. Please bear with me. I want to take out some of the preload that's still in there when the preload from the adjuster is taken all the way out. But there's a pin from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,916
Posted By Darth Lefty
http://www.gifbin.com/bin/florida.gif...

http://www.gifbin.com/bin/florida.gif (http://www.gifbin.com/981588)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,470
Posted By Darth Lefty
Please clarify, is there actually any different...

Please clarify, is there actually any different frame or are these all short shocks?
Forum: Racing 01-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 17,060
Posted By Darth Lefty
Is there going to be a program for the rest day...

Is there going to be a program for the rest day or are the reporters resting too?
Forum: Racing 01-05-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 17,060
Posted By Darth Lefty
Thanks Brimstone, you are doing good work! ...

Thanks Brimstone, you are doing good work! looking forward to the full program
Forum: Racing 01-02-2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,402
Views: 106,302
Posted By Darth Lefty
So what do you all think of the cars now being...

So what do you all think of the cars now being made entirely of gasoline?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,119
Posted By Darth Lefty
Does anyone have a layman's explanation of the...

Does anyone have a layman's explanation of the huge midrange torque dropoff? Judging by the PDF a few pages back, it's still there despite the new heads.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,004
Posted By Darth Lefty
I told you to ignore those! :lol3 I'll...

I told you to ignore those! :lol3


I'll give it a try tonight. This one shows the worst extent:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2489/4116891116_380e111c6e.jpg


I'm beginning to think my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2009, 09:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,004
Posted By Darth Lefty
I've uploaded a series of pictures here: ...

I've uploaded a series of pictures here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13639935@N06/sets/72157622833781138/

Please ignore the other cables that have not yet been rerouted, the throttle is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,004
Posted By Darth Lefty
Thanks Jim! The throttle cable started out...

Thanks Jim!

The throttle cable started out behind the triple tree and I removed the wire holder. Not enough.

This is a 2006, non-Adventure, ABS if it makes a difference.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,004
Posted By Darth Lefty
They got them back in stock, I bought a set,...

They got them back in stock, I bought a set, installed them, and I can't get enough slack in the throttle cable at left lock. Suggestions?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2009, 06:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,289
Posted By Darth Lefty
I have an 06 with the servo ABS. I'm addicted. ...

I have an 06 with the servo ABS. I'm addicted. The brakes on my SV feel numb and dangerous to me now.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 36,004
Posted By Darth Lefty
I went looking for the AW risers today for my...

I went looking for the AW risers today for my 1200 but only found 1150 versions on their site. Out of stock, out of production? I dropped them an email and will report back.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2009, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 847
Posted By Darth Lefty
If you are interested in buying a solution, Pit...

If you are interested in buying a solution, Pit Bull will sell you a rear stand. :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 09-11-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,526
Posted By Darth Lefty
Here you go ...

Here you go

http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/dl655/mcycle_htm/operation.htm

Notably, you cannot use a goped to do the circle at the DMV ;)
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2009, 10:37 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,732
Posted By Darth Lefty
I agree, I like the basic idea of the...

I agree, I like the basic idea of the transmission. I'm not sure I like the cluttered-up controls, though. (Coming from a BMW you'd be shifting while looking for the turn signals! :wink:)

I also...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-10-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 20,561
Posted By Darth Lefty
Some more Pashnit crossposts from "Smithee"...

Some more Pashnit crossposts from "Smithee" (David)...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,119
Posted By Darth Lefty
Good lord, no. A worry bead is a small price to...

Good lord, no. A worry bead is a small price to dispose of the constant maintenance and filth.
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