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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Mugwest
You're not the boss of me

You're not the boss of me
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 08:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,095
Posted By Mugwest
+1 and it also doesn't make the problem of...

+1

and it also doesn't make the problem of flaking tank liner magically go away. Any mortal human with a steel 11xx tank will have to deal with this eventually. On that subject, 'Out of sight out...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:56 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,639
Posted By Mugwest
Fascinating: ...

Fascinating: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selective_laser_sintering

This tech is going to open up so many areas for fabrication and production :thumb
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,386
Posted By Mugwest
R45. Game/set/match

R45. Game/set/match
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 141,652
Posted By Mugwest
Random Find: ...

Random Find:

http://rlv.zcache.com/what_is_the_difference_jb_hunt_schneider_t_shirt-reff4833b77514169b810f327c5f5fdc8_vj7b7_512.jpg?bg=0xffffff
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By Mugwest
I'm that guy. Found the rib debris in the bottom...

I'm that guy. Found the rib debris in the bottom of the housing so swapped on an even older spare and ordered a new one the same day from the Boneyard.

The new one has been sitting in the box for...
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,639
Posted By Mugwest
:stupid And the more we do this, the more...

:stupid And the more we do this, the more incentive for the high-quality engineering-minded aftermarket to keep the evolution continuous.
Forum: Airheads 03-02-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,008
Posted By Mugwest
Same here for ages. I keep the Allen piece in a...

Same here for ages. I keep the Allen piece in a little pill bottle in the Airhead special tools box. The Allen stock is as hard as you'll ever need
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 9,699
Posted By Mugwest
Priorities! :1drink Send me that diagram...

Priorities! :1drink

Send me that diagram and i'll host it for you-- PM me for an email address
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 277
Views: 9,699
Posted By Mugwest
It's in that old link JustinP posted above:...

It's in that old link JustinP posted above: 61-13-2-317-699 sidestand harness for 1100RT Police motors. In that thread from 2002 it's listed at $55.46-- i just ran that # through Max and it's $99.33...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Mugwest
I've been running a plastic for 2 years now until...

I've been running a plastic for 2 years now until i can get my orig steelie cleaned and coated-- unless the pump plate sealing area saw damage the plastic tank is very robust. I actually like it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Mugwest
This could be quoted out of context :lol3

This could be quoted out of context :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Mugwest
Deaf, i want to make sure i get the right Q-tip...

Deaf, i want to make sure i get the right Q-tip swabs for detailing the underside of my GS gas tank.

Are there special BMW swabs, or can i use regular Q-tip swabs from the grocery or drug store?...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 763
Posted By Mugwest
Search more. There are some vendors that a...

Search more.

There are some vendors that a bunch of us have used for years that have stock new Valeos for sub-$200.

I use the guy in Denver. Search.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 993
Posted By Mugwest
No have 1150-- what wears on those slaves? Seal...

No have 1150-- what wears on those slaves? Seal and piston or just seals? Seems like aftermarket could step in to make those and an o-ring source found. Over-worn cylinders could be sleeved as well....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Mugwest
Care to elaborate, Hemingway?

Care to elaborate, Hemingway?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-24-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 141,652
Posted By Mugwest
and as if by magic you turn from Jolly Olde...

and as if by magic you turn from Jolly Olde English Right-hand Driver PeteTM to Regular Ole American Six-pack PeteTM:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/Mugwest/SOP/Pete320_zps9614ddd5.jpg

...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-23-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 141,652
Posted By Mugwest
The Ultimate Indistinguishable-From-A-Hyundai...

The Ultimate Indistinguishable-From-A-Hyundai MachineTM. :bluduh
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 931
Posted By Mugwest
why uh-oh? He's got it right. Another view: ...

why uh-oh? He's got it right.

Another view:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/Mugwest/Lockdown/IMGP2847_zpsc19db321.jpg

There's a flat on the left/front side of the bulkhead plate that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By Mugwest
Mine tend to last 8+ years, crank under any...

Mine tend to last 8+ years, crank under any conditions, and are drama-free.

What am i doing wrong?
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-20-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 108,903
Posted By Mugwest
Cry :eek1 ...

:eek1

http://www.fugly.com/media/IMAGES/Random/the-end-is-near-tp.jpg
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-20-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,150
Views: 373,107
Posted By Mugwest
Wait a minute! I thought that FF was already...

Wait a minute! I thought that FF was already found--- are you telling me that was all a hoax? :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,095
Posted By Mugwest
That's cool--- good find Matt

That's cool--- good find Matt
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,095
Posted By Mugwest
As another data point on this subject: 2 years...

As another data point on this subject: 2 years ago I replaced all stock rubber hose on the pump plate with the immersion-rated plastic tubing that Euromotoelectric (John Rayske) sells. I was inside...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 383
Posted By Mugwest
Take a knife blade and gently pry off the plastic...

Take a knife blade and gently pry off the plastic cover from the lever-- you'll see the mounting nut then. A spray with a Teflon lube or similar may be all you need. If not, dismantle, note...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 919
Posted By Mugwest
Not enough to brag about, really. Maybe 'whiter'...

Not enough to brag about, really. Maybe 'whiter' or 'cleaner' light but nothing you could claim as "higher output" at night etc.

That stuff is a non-issue for me-- i put Jim's harness in to stop...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 694
Posted By Mugwest
Um, you make an annual trip to Daytona on a...

Um, you make an annual trip to Daytona on a machine with over 100K and you don't know what an oil pressure switch is? :scratch
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-18-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6,370
Views: 524,167
Posted By Mugwest
Yep. That looks like a job for Florida Man ...

Yep. That looks like a job for Florida Man

http://www.reddit.com/r/FloridaMan
:pynd
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-18-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Mugwest
This guy seems to be having fun on trails ...

This guy seems to be having fun on trails

http://mwpersons.com/Stations/Images/KAXE-6-wheeler.jpg

The 'face' on the hull is kinda cute too, if that's your thing
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,639
Posted By Mugwest
Are you folks in Europe still seeing this...

Are you folks in Europe still seeing this non-locking GS gas cap in the BMW parts fiche/ETK?

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c82/Mugwest/SOP/TMJcqTrl_zps32a8cf4b.jpg

Here in US the only...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mugwest
Yeah, our relationship was kicked up a notch when...

Yeah, our relationship was kicked up a notch when you broke out the Knipex cutters to lop off that extraneous throttle cable :raabia :lol3
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-13-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 647
Posted By Mugwest
$80 gets you one of these: ...

$80 gets you one of these:

http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_23499.jpg

after which you will be free from needing/paying...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,639
Posted By Mugwest
Thanks Beemster-- just the suggestion i was...

Thanks Beemster-- just the suggestion i was looking for :thumb

For those not yet hip to Knipex's numbering/model system, the last 3 digits in the model # is the overall length of the tool in mm.
...
Forum: Airheads 02-12-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mugwest
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=335269&stc=1&d=1423687132

That thing looks like some kind of marital aid :arg

Guess it's a 2-fer: you get an anatomical grip and a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-12-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Mugwest
I see what you did there (after 60 hours,...

I see what you did there (after 60 hours, give/take)
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mugwest
That's kind of where i'm at, or at least getting...

That's kind of where i'm at, or at least getting there. But when i see uber-quality punches/drifts, say, for a few bucks each and then look at the beat-up junk i've been using for 20 years, it makes...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mugwest
That stuff was junk. I'd heard the old hairspray...

That stuff was junk. I'd heard the old hairspray trick and thought spray paint would be a workable substitute. Tried it and it's worked well for many years. Why, you can even choose your own color ...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By Mugwest
Found: good German tool source in US

Debated giving these guys props here b/c i expect it sounds Spammy-- so: i have no connection or relation to this company other than being a satisfied and impressed customer:

KC Tool outside of...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,101
Posted By Mugwest
Oilhead grips are very good, comfy and grippy. ...

Oilhead grips are very good, comfy and grippy.


For dirt i quite like the stock ribbed units:

http://www.bmw2valve.com/Merchant5/graphics/00000001/7302656.jpg

but as said they will do a...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 87,639
Posted By Mugwest
OK, i have been wanting (and resisting) getting a...

OK, i have been wanting (and resisting) getting a pair of those KNIPEX combo pliers. My resistance is now crushed...

What size (length) are those? 125mm (5") or 150mm (6") ?? :ear
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