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Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By SourKraut
Otherwise known as "Enduro ESA" on the GS/A as I...

Otherwise known as "Enduro ESA" on the GS/A as I understand it?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By SourKraut
I just read that there is an elastomer in the...

I just read that there is an elastomer in the rear shock that gets wound up locking out the first couple of coils, effectively changing the spring rate. Who knows but I'm quite unimpressed with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By SourKraut
In looking into it I see that my '12 GSA does...

In looking into it I see that my '12 GSA does also adjust spring rate along with preload and damping. I see nothing about ride height though - I assumed that it was simply the increased preload that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By SourKraut
ESA through 2012/13 on oil cooled bikes has no...

ESA through 2012/13 on oil cooled bikes has no adjustments for ride height or spring rate. It only adjusts damping and preload.

I have not done it on my 2012 but a number on this forum have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By SourKraut
I simply have a spare regular brake bleed valve...

I simply have a spare regular brake bleed valve that I thread in after removing the grub screw. Then I use a mityvac to pull fluid through.

Cheap and easy.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 82,501
Posted By SourKraut
Yeah, I plan to try a pair out on my GSA this...

Yeah, I plan to try a pair out on my GSA this summer after I finish off the tourances on there now. Then I too can weigh in with my personal opinion of these tires and how they respond to my riding...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,637
Posted By SourKraut
Got it - you can cure that by a simple press of...

Got it - you can cure that by a simple press of the reset button and it re-learns the new diameters, post hoonage. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,637
Posted By SourKraut
It has only alerted once and I had a slow leak. ...

It has only alerted once and I had a slow leak. I've been spinning them quite a bit with all the snow - it must ignore all those events when the traction control kicks in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-10-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 963
Posted By SourKraut
In as usual - thanks for doing this again Grace!

In as usual - thanks for doing this again Grace!
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,637
Posted By SourKraut
Makes me happy to have the system on my GTI. It...

Makes me happy to have the system on my GTI. It uses the abs sensors to detect diffences in rolling diameter from underinflation. I switch back and forth between winter/summer wheels and just hit...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,727
Posted By SourKraut
That completely sucks. I've seen a number of...

That completely sucks. I've seen a number of previous generation GS/GSAs (mine included) go down on both sides with no damage beyond a scratched engine guard, are the new ones a little more tender?
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 533
Views: 77,417
Posted By SourKraut
The local dealer has a R1200R for the stunning...

The local dealer has a R1200R for the stunning price of $17,800 with no accessories (bags/screen/protection). That is what I paid for my '12 GSA - thus ends my interest in the new R. I think I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By SourKraut
ABS always engages unless it is broken. The two...

ABS always engages unless it is broken. The two flashing lights (together) are normal and should go away after you roll away from a standstill. If they flash alternately then you have a fault. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By SourKraut
In other words, the loose spokes are no mystery!

In other words, the loose spokes are no mystery!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By SourKraut
Personally, on a brand new bike I'd consider that...

Personally, on a brand new bike I'd consider that a warranty issue and let them tension them properly at the dealership. Did you punch a huge rock off-road or are the loose spokes a mystery?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,367
Posted By SourKraut
Dynamic ESA is only available after the switch to...

Dynamic ESA is only available after the switch to water cooled boxers. I'm sure someone has put more than 36K miles on one but there probably aren't too many that have, yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,121
Posted By SourKraut
+1 Do it only when you are in there for a...

+1

Do it only when you are in there for a clutch replacement or some other reason. I suppose if you are an accomplished mechanic who is bored, has a heated shop and have the time/money to start...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 60,765
Posted By SourKraut
We should make it out of plastic. (ha, I'm...

We should make it out of plastic.

(ha, I'm so funny)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,599
Posted By SourKraut
I run my clearwater leds with the dimmer...

I run my clearwater leds with the dimmer intentionally set in the "annoy" position. :lol3

(I do dim them on those rare occasions I ride at night)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By SourKraut
I'd look in the owners manual. If I had...

I'd look in the owners manual.

If I had to guess, not owning a water cooled GS mind you, that the other screw adjusts the elevation of the high beam.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,817
Posted By SourKraut
Likewise. I use the centerstand almost...

Likewise. I use the centerstand almost exclusively on my Y2K 1150GS, '12 1200GSA and my former '89 R100GS. Never had an issue but I've never been a "ride-off" kind of guy having long legs. A bunch...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By SourKraut
So that's what it looks like behind there. :lol3 ...

So that's what it looks like behind there. :lol3

It is quite busy with gears/chain.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,523
Posted By SourKraut
I didn't put gear oil in the crankcase but thank...

I didn't put gear oil in the crankcase but thank you. Now I have to go and tear down two transmissions and final drives to see how ruined they are. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,523
Posted By SourKraut
I simply use Bel Ray 80-90 GL5 gear oil in the...

I simply use Bel Ray 80-90 GL5 gear oil in the trans/fd of both my 1150gs and 1200gsa since they carry it at cycle gear near my office. Now somebody tell me how badly I've screwed up.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By SourKraut
Gotcha - I have a friend with a body shop and had...

Gotcha - I have a friend with a body shop and had my tank repaired/painted after a nasty deep scratch/dent from crashing at the track. The retail cost of getting it done would have discouraged me...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 834
Posted By SourKraut
Not to be difficult but how did your toe come to...

Not to be difficult but how did your toe come to be anywhere near the tank?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 60,765
Posted By SourKraut
I haven't kept up with this. Is anyone out there...

I haven't kept up with this. Is anyone out there piling up a bunch of on-road/off-road miles on these yet?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By SourKraut
I'm pretty sure these are LG rolie bags. I can't...

I'm pretty sure these are LG rolie bags. I can't find my receipt at the moment.:lol3 These have been through the heaviest rain and never leaked a drop - the built in straps work great keeping them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By SourKraut
Yep, Wolfman Rollies - different bike but same...

Yep, Wolfman Rollies - different bike but same panniers.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BRP/i-ZV9FZD6/0/L/DSC00129-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,179
Posted By SourKraut
Same as my '12 Camhead. It needed its first shim...

Same as my '12 Camhead. It needed its first shim at 18k for a loose upper intake. I'll continue checking them at 6k intervals since it is so easy and I have a bunch of valves near the upper end of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 515,553
Posted By SourKraut
That Y2K 1150GS is a keeper. I'll probably sell...

That Y2K 1150GS is a keeper. I'll probably sell the GSA but that camhead is awesome fun.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-VDHrNV4/0/L/DSC_4810-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,551
Posted By SourKraut
Totally avoidable using proper technique and the...

Totally avoidable using proper technique and the cold oil doesn't hold as much of the sludge/particulate in suspension. In reality, it probably makes zero measurable difference in longevity whether...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,551
Posted By SourKraut
I know. Drain it hot, get most of the oil,...

I know. Drain it hot, get most of the oil, change filter, dump in 4 quarts/liters and forget about it. These obsessive/compulsive types must all have ulcers and difficulty sleeping! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,551
Posted By SourKraut
After doing an oil change is the one time you...

After doing an oil change is the one time you absolutely don't need the sight glass. You know EXACTLY how much oil is in there for crying out loud! Change filter, put in four quarts or liters,...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By SourKraut
2001 won't use a slot since the VIN is not in the...

2001 won't use a slot since the VIN is not in the on-board computer on those. You can run diagnostics on an unlimited number of bikes with the enthusiast GS911, it just logs the VIN if you reset the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By SourKraut
No odd noises - valves are adjusted and throttle...

No odd noises - valves are adjusted and throttle bodies synch with no problem. I can't help but wonder how many higher mileage 1150's out there are on the original hall effect sensor?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 467
Posted By SourKraut
Y2K 1150GS, off idle stumble when cold?

My 2000 1150GS has started exhibiting an engine miss pulling away from a stop while it is warming up (first five minutes or so). After that it seems to go away and the fueling seems perfect so that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By SourKraut
I currently own both an 1150GS and a 1200GSA. ...

I currently own both an 1150GS and a 1200GSA. Both are great motorcycles and my favorite is whichever I am riding at the moment. I got the itch for a new one and bought the camhead 1200GSA to keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By SourKraut
My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time...

My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time I start with the yellow warning triangle. As far as I know that has zero to do with oil level and the oil indicator in the RID only works once the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 60,765
Posted By SourKraut
In this photo I seem to recall the fixed pins...

In this photo I seem to recall the fixed pins from my 2000 1150GS (on the right) were Al. I thought they were titanium but was corrected.
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