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Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 474,132
Posted By TrailCruiser
Is the front fender extension also from Maier? I...

Is the front fender extension also from Maier? I haven't seen that one before.
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
Posted By TrailCruiser
Anyone had contact with Wirespokes latetly?

I dropped off my instrument cluster with inmate Wirespokes (Terry Vria) on 1/1/2015 for some work. I've had one e-mail response from him ten days later then nothing. He's not responding to my e-mails...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 108,135
Posted By TrailCruiser
How do you feel they compare to the TKC-80s just...

How do you feel they compare to the TKC-80s just on pavement, especially in spirited cornering? I ran a set of karoo 3s for the first 4,000 on my GSW and though they performed well I never liked the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,150
Posted By TrailCruiser
Just went to his web store HERE ...

Just went to his web store HERE (http://kiladala.myshopify.com/)and didn't see it. I'll e-mail him.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,150
Posted By TrailCruiser
Jim, where'd ya get that rear mudflap that...

Jim, where'd ya get that rear mudflap that attaches to the license plate mount? Looks quite functional!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
Ditto. I just ordered the infared...

Ditto.

I just ordered the infared thermometer that several guys in this thread have and will post my temps also once I get it. There's no way they are as high as JVB's new '15.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
Yes indeed! I rode my '14 today for about 100...

Yes indeed!
I rode my '14 today for about 100 miles, outside air temp 35-38, maybe mildy warmer than before but in essence while on high the whole time my hands got cold and I could keep my hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
Aha, I suspected there was updated grip control...

Aha, I suspected there was updated grip control programming for 2015 and I believe my '14 now has it as I indicated in post #93 of this thread. I plan to go riding tomorrow to see if mine are now...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 108,135
Posted By TrailCruiser
Have you found that the low pressures help much...

Have you found that the low pressures help much in the dirt? I haven't found that much difference. I have found that higher pressures on the road help significantly. My overall compromise is 36/40 if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 158,756
Posted By TrailCruiser
Thanks for the info, just what I was looking for....

Thanks for the info, just what I was looking for. I have a set of TKCs here and I think I'll just sell them and buy another back tire and stay with the K3s then. "Buzzy" is a good way to describe...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-08-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 349
Views: 158,756
Posted By TrailCruiser
TCK80 vs. Karoo 3: specific qualities

Since this is a tire comparison thread including the TCK80 and the Karoo 3 I thought I'd ask here about how they compare in some specific ways, so here's my question for those who have tried both on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 108,135
Posted By TrailCruiser
BTW, just as another data point for those...

BTW, just as another data point for those choosing tires, my Karoo 3s are now at 4,000 miles also and look identical to those in the pic, and my use as been about as the OP also. I could see running...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 108,135
Posted By TrailCruiser
Can you compare the Karoo 3s characteristics with...

Can you compare the Karoo 3s characteristics with TCK80s, both on road and off?
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,494
Posted By TrailCruiser
This stuff? ...

This stuff?
http://www.amazon.com/Hylomar-Universal-Regular-Temperature-Sealant/dp/B00HLSUXYC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420346799&sr=8-1&keywords=hylomar+universal+blue

Thinking ahead here, would...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
Did that, talked to a very nice lady who knew...

Did that, talked to a very nice lady who knew nothing technical at all. Essentially she said "take it to your dealer". I asked that she register my complaint and she was quite vague on the process,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
Hmm, we have different data and experiences. Did...

Hmm, we have different data and experiences. Did your dealer use an infared thermometer and measure under controlled conditions?

I still haven't had a chance to ride my post-update.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
Skyliner, I must disagree with you, please read...

Skyliner, I must disagree with you, please read on.

I'm pleased to be able to able to post a partial update and some meaningful information on this situation. I took my '14 GSW in for the SIB on...
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,494
Posted By TrailCruiser
The pivots are fine, I'll post a pic here after...

The pivots are fine, I'll post a pic here after I've had a groove relieved across it for the kickstand crossbar.
Forum: Airheads 12-30-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,494
Posted By TrailCruiser
Good advice, never easier than right now. I'm...

Good advice, never easier than right now. I'm inclined to use blue Locktite, any real reason for red?

Also, what sealer are folks using with the pan gasket? And would it be the same sealer for...
Forum: Airheads 12-29-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,494
Posted By TrailCruiser
Following up on this, here are pics of the...

Following up on this, here are pics of the inside...

http://randylervold.smugmug.com/R75-project/i-LTLBdgT/0/L/IMG_0218-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
Agreed fully, which is why I think a reasonable...

Agreed fully, which is why I think a reasonable metric in the absence of an infared thermometer is whether you can hold the grip with your bare hand on high. At 100 df or hotter I don't think most of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
From the owners reporting in on this thread so...

From the owners reporting in on this thread so far I'm not sure what we can conclude, but here's a stab:

The majority of owners seem to be reporting that heat output is weak by comparison to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
What year GSW? From reading all of the above...

What year GSW? From reading all of the above posts it seems there might have been a change for the 2015 MY.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By TrailCruiser
I have the smaller BMW bag and it seems to...

I have the smaller BMW bag and it seems to function just fine, but it does get in the way when standing offroad so I don't use it. Be advised, if you stand a lot and like to be able to shift your...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
So that's three so far that are weak like mine,...

So that's three so far that are weak like mine, likely normal then, darn.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 17,404
Posted By TrailCruiser
Weak heated grips - GSW

Now that we all have our heated grips turned up on "high" this time of year I've confirmed what I've suspected for a while now... the heated grips on my '14 GSW are very weak, so much so that I'm not...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,494
Posted By TrailCruiser
Thanks for the info guys. Anyone know if I can...

Thanks for the info guys. Anyone know if I can get the engine out of the frame with that pan still on there?
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By TrailCruiser
Removing wires from rear subframe

There's a fat connector at the front end, and the wires at the aft end go into the tail light and turn signals with connectors on them, so how the heck do you remove the wire bundle that is routed...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By TrailCruiser
Is this master cylinder toast?

I pulled my tank and yikes! Is this master cylinder salvageable? the front brake worked at least adequately when last used a couple of months ago.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,494
Posted By TrailCruiser
Oil pan ID etc.

As I finally begin the teardown on my R75/7 winter project I wanted to get some input from those in the know on the oil sump that came on the bike. Here's a look...
...
Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By TrailCruiser
Who are you using for your cylinders?

Who are you using for your cylinders?
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,758
Posted By TrailCruiser
I wouldn't even consider using a hack saw -- not...

I wouldn't even consider using a hack saw -- not enough control of the cut, just too crude. A thin cutting wheel driven with either a pneumatic or electric grinder is the technique I would think...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,758
Posted By TrailCruiser
Planning a version for /6 or /7?

Planning a version for /6 or /7?
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 873
Posted By TrailCruiser
Frame paint product/method

Since winter's here I guess I'd better get my "winter project" torn apart and started. There are enough dings and bad spots in the frame that I think I should tear it down all the way and refinish...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,010
Posted By TrailCruiser
Irutt, Quite a coincidence but I'm going down...

Irutt,
Quite a coincidence but I'm going down the same road. I picked up a '77 R75/7 myself and am just starting into it. We should keep in touch and compare notes. I've already bought some YSS...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,758
Posted By TrailCruiser
Stephen, Anodizing weakens aluminum, I know...

Stephen,

Anodizing weakens aluminum, I know that from building aircraft. If you anodize a 6061 spar for example you'll take the life from around 10,000 flight hours down to 5-6,000. I suspect it...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 14,758
Posted By TrailCruiser
Does anodizing one of your clamps compromise the...

Does anodizing one of your clamps compromise the strength? I don't want to have to worry about the 6061 accumulating "patina" over time. I was thinking about putting a brushed pattern in it with a...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,687
Posted By TrailCruiser
Airlist vs. this forum

With all the turbulence with the ABC (looks like it's starting to implode actually), and with the micapeak airheads list being so old school from a communication tool standpoint (no pics, no threads,...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 28,034
Posted By TrailCruiser
Not sure that's true, seems like someone over on...

Not sure that's true, seems like someone over on the airlist had info indicating that some majority of the membership was on the list. God plan though if there's no other way to remedy things.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 496
Views: 108,135
Posted By TrailCruiser
I noticed that sensation in the first few blocks...

I noticed that sensation in the first few blocks too, but it does indeed go away. Is it the tire somehow changing shape with the new load, or is it us riders adapting to it? Personally, I suspect the...
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