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Forum: The Garage 10-19-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,048
Posted By ramses35
A borate product (boric acid) will kill mold and...

A borate product (boric acid) will kill mold and mildew. Just spray it on. Bora-Care is available at home depot.
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By ramses35
I live just south of San Francisco. It's anywhere...

I live just south of San Francisco. It's anywhere from 60 degrees along the coast to 100 degrees in the central valley. I'm wearing vented light gear this time of year.
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,620
Posted By ramses35
shoudn"t the upper edge of the flashing be under...

shoudn"t the upper edge of the flashing be under the shingles?
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,056
Posted By ramses35
methylene chloride? aircraft paint remover

methylene chloride? aircraft paint remover
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,130
Posted By ramses35
Thanks for the replies. So the dr650 seat sucks?...

Thanks for the replies. So the dr650 seat sucks? Were maybe going 1-2 hr rides at most. Our combined weight is about 325 lbs. Shorter travel suspension is a plus since were not going to be trail...
Forum: Thumpers 01-30-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,130
Posted By ramses35
best thumper for riding double

Title says it all. I'm looking for a single to put on a rack behind my pickup camper. Any recommendations from someone who has ridden two up?
The wife and I will use it for going into town from...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,745
Posted By ramses35
If it's like the original CB750's The intake...

If it's like the original CB750's The intake manifolds were really stiff rubber. Small screwdriver to open a gap, WD-40 with the small tube attachment, then grab entire rack of carbs and wiggle up...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By ramses35
TE610 heated grip question-relay?

Just picked up a pair of symtec grip heaters for the TE and was deciding on the best installation method. I was thinking of using the parking lamp in the headlight as direct power but was worried...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2004, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By ramses35
I did the same thing, tried JB weld, didn't stick...

I did the same thing, tried JB weld, didn't stick too well.
Forgot where I read it but try baking soda as a filler material under and around the base of the post, then use superglue! Be sure to use...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2004, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By ramses35
I just did this last week on my 98 RT. Pulling...

I just did this last week on my 98 RT. Pulling out the driveshaft from the tunnel was easy with big channellocks, the hard part was getting the new driveshaft on. Even after removing the swingarm...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2004, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By ramses35
New day new outlook. Everything went together...

New day new outlook. Everything went together easily and after snugging the bearings down I marked the inner bolt and housing with a sharpie. Torqued the nut to the requisite 116 Ftlbs. No movement...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2004, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By ramses35
Well I chickened out and bought a new driveshaft....

Well I chickened out and bought a new driveshaft. It seems you can no longer buy just the rear section. Lets see 413.00 driveshaft, 50.00 2 bearings,
8.00 tube of BMW spline grease, 8.00 tube of red...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2004, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By ramses35
after reading RDubbs instructions 10 times I...

after reading RDubbs instructions 10 times I tackled the bearings today. Cool beans! A little heat and the pins unscrewed easily .Disassembled everything and was inspecting parts when I noticed just...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2004, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By ramses35
Pivot bearing adjust

Question for the DIY'ers. While doing an overall inspection prior to a cross country trip this August, I did the rear wheel wiggle at 9:00 and 3:00 and felt a slight clicking. None at 12:00-6:00....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2003, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By ramses35
RE: Master cylinder blues

Don't know if early master cylinders are the same or different but on my 98RT, a rebuild kit is available. I believe it's called a piston rebuild kit. Can't find my receipt but I know they sell them...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2003, 08:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By ramses35
earplug speakers to radio

All you electrical whizzes, I have a question for you. I put a car radio in my 1100RT and want to wire my headphone speakers to it. I will not be using any other speakers. The plug on the headset is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2003, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By ramses35
got me an RT- Brake question

WOOHOOO..... sold the GS and bought an RT1100 for my midlife crisis ride across America tour! Haven't posted many times here cause I don't have a lot to say. Guess who's bike I bought?
Mister...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2002, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By ramses35
Yeah maaayybe! I think about the larger fairing...

Yeah maaayybe! I think about the larger fairing and long flat expanses of the first part of the trip and think it might be more comfortable with an RT. Having both bikes would be perfect but not in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2002, 05:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By ramses35
Question which year RT to buy

Question- I love my 1100GS but I'm going to do my mid-life crisis "see America cross country tour" next year. San Francisco to New York. I am considering selling the GS to get an RT. Aside from the...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2002, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By ramses35
Bafana! What kind of windshield is that on the...

Bafana! What kind of windshield is that on the 1100? I like the looks of it does it work well?
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2002, 07:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,384
Posted By ramses35
Question Tires

Never mind the old post on lasers and z-2 Latest I saw was the Dunlop-207 for the Harley V-rod up front with a Dunlop 205 out back. Front is one size wider in front (120?). Anyone tried this yet?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2002, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By ramses35
Don't know griz. If those are the exact tire...

Don't know griz. If those are the exact tire designations it doesn't look like they are radials. I wouldn't think those tire height differences would have as much of an effect as the radial-non...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2002, 06:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By ramses35
Being curious about the same thing I went and...

Being curious about the same thing I went and found out tire size
wheel recommendation etc. The rear should work but the front is a 120/70-19. Stock is 110/80/19 dunlop recommends 1/2 inch wider rim...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2002, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By ramses35
Interesting. Would a six speed fit? the exterior...

Interesting. Would a six speed fit? the exterior looks a little different Thanks for the suggestion. After talking to the shop again they are going to talk to BMW to see if they can help with labor...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2002, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By ramses35
Whaddya mean I need a new gearbox

Oh joy! brought in my 97 1100 with 30,000, miles bought used a year ago, Stuck gearbox drainplug. After EZ outing the plug they found thin ribbonlike metal pieces being flushed out -suspect bearing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2002, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By ramses35
Thanks for the suggestion Batman but I bit the...

Thanks for the suggestion Batman but I bit the bullet and spent 2 hours disconnecting gas lines, cutting zip-ties,and disconnecting every cable just to clean and lube the little plastic wheel in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2002, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By ramses35
squeaky throttle junction

Hey gang while I was standing next to the bike (98 1100GS) twisting the throttle, I noticed a squeaking noise under the gas tank. Being bored, I read the haynes manual took off the gas tank
and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2002, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By ramses35
Thanks for the reply fish man. Did you like the...

Thanks for the reply fish man. Did you like the wunderlich? Does
firm mean pain in the ass? Or would you just go with the mayer?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2002, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By ramses35
Whooops! make that the Wunderlich ergo seat.

Whooops! make that the Wunderlich ergo seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2002, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,008
Posted By ramses35
touratech seat

Has anyone tried the Touratech ergo seat for the GS? I know mayer is the best but I want it now!!! Santa cruz BMW has Touratech in stock in high and regular height. The tall version may
also cure...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2002, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,036
Posted By ramses35
Question I posted a question similar to yours a while back...

I posted a question similar to yours a while back and got no replies. Metzler lasers come in 19 inch fronts but was questioning radial rear non-radial front -still no answer. Noticed Harley v-rod...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2002, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By ramses35
Talking heated grip fuses

Cool! I should have looked at that site before.Thanks for the help.
I guess I'll bump that fuse up a few amps and go ridin' now. 5:30 AM, 30 degrees outside, new heated vest,new heated grips, new...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2002, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By ramses35
Question heated grip fuses

goin' riding tomorrow but it's 30 degrees in the morning here in SF bay area so I thought i'd be slick and put on heated grips on the '97 GS. after spending three hours puttin' them on, (works great...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2001, 06:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 951
Posted By ramses35
Front fender removed

Raining like hell Saturday so Maintenance time in the garage.
I took off the upper front fender and thought hmmmm, looks a
little better without two front fenders but sorta like a standard....
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2001, 07:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,384
Posted By ramses35
I don't intend to go offroad at all on the 1100...

I don't intend to go offroad at all on the 1100 (gotta CR for that)
Has anybody tried the metzeler me33 laser up front and z-2 on back? Only question I have is non-radial up front, radial out...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2001, 06:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,051
Posted By ramses35
replacement footpegs

Bought a 97 gs1100 2 months ago. lotsa fun! been to LA and back (SF), Lake Tahoe, and a few more places. I think i'm beginning to like this long ride stuff. I have a question about the footpegs...
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