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Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By bigjohn66
No HES on a hexhead 1200. But you are probably in...

No HES on a hexhead 1200. But you are probably in the right area looking at the fuel pump controller. Good luck!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,251
Posted By bigjohn66
Take a tablespoon of dish washing soap, put it in...

Take a tablespoon of dish washing soap, put it in a pump squirt bottle and fill with plain water. Shake well and squirt all over the rear tire. Your leak will appear magically as bubbles. The slower...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,340
Posted By bigjohn66
Every time I see this thread pop up I think it...

Every time I see this thread pop up I think it would be a great name for a country song. I just cut and pasted snippets from some of the posts. I see a hit here!

So Vegas BMW found a loose nut in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By bigjohn66
Well, you talked me into it. I'll try a new...

Well, you talked me into it. I'll try a new incandescent bulb, if that doesn't work I'm thinking the ZFE is indeed bad and maybe try to route around it to get the headlights to work consistently....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By bigjohn66
The HID worked fine for 2-3 years. When this...

The HID worked fine for 2-3 years. When this started a few months back that was the first thing I suspected. However, after replacing each individual component, first one piece at a time and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By bigjohn66
Actually, yes I did. The male spade connectors...

Actually, yes I did. The male spade connectors seem pretty tight and there is no discoloration like you get when wires and terminal get hot. Everything is bright and shiny. Also, when it fails,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,140
Posted By bigjohn66
ZFE Computer Replacement

I'm suspecting I have a bad Central Vehicle Electronics box (ZFE.) My headlights (mainly low beam, but not always) have been flaky the last few months, showing a fault on the dash display when they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 840
Posted By bigjohn66
I've fixed a couple like that. Fold back the last...

I've fixed a couple like that. Fold back the last 1/8" of each side of the wire at the break and use a short piece of regular copper wire to bridge the gap and solder the two ends. The grip won't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By bigjohn66
We had to remove 8mm off of the gearbox side of...

We had to remove 8mm off of the gearbox side of the disc hub. This was done in a few minutes with a flap disc in an angle grinder. We initially used a single 1.5mm washer, but when we did a trial...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,229
Posted By bigjohn66
Just did this last Saturday morning, except we...

Just did this last Saturday morning, except we used a VW beetle disc. First thing, take the disc back out and try and slide it on the splines. If it goes on easily you have the right disc and the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 02-25-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 18,782
Posted By bigjohn66
Count us in!

Two more, me & Keith will be there!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,201
Posted By bigjohn66
A friend just traded for an 1100GS and when he...

A friend just traded for an 1100GS and when he got it home he wanted to change the oil. By the time he had called me to ask how to remove the old filter it was too late to try the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigjohn66
Yup, I've called it a siphon but you've nailed it...

Yup, I've called it a siphon but you've nailed it better with "venturi." I thought that was what you wanted though, fuel moved from the left side to the right where the pickup was.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigjohn66
My proposal was not for a gravity siphon, but...

My proposal was not for a gravity siphon, but rather one powered by the returning fuel flowing past a small opening and a single hose routed to the left side of the tank. It would work similar to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,595
Posted By bigjohn66
Fuel siphon

When I had my 1150 I had a different take on this. I had thought about using the return fuel being sent back into the tank passing over an outlet connected to a pipe from the left lobe that would...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,809
Posted By bigjohn66
When you had the sender out of the tank and...

When you had the sender out of the tank and plugged it in (and then got all bars,) were you moving the connector around to align it to plug it in? You're adding a variable to the experiment if so. On...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,809
Posted By bigjohn66
Sorry to hear you haven't fixed this yet but I...

Sorry to hear you haven't fixed this yet but I have another suggestion. When I did mine it was several years ago and I've forgotten some of what I found wrong. Your last post reminded me that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By bigjohn66
Delaminating drive shaft?

Delaminating drive shaft?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By bigjohn66
When you turn the key to the "on" position does...

When you turn the key to the "on" position does the fuel pump run for 1-2 seconds? You should be able to hear it with your ear to the tank or open filler cap. If it doesn't you could have a bad fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,809
Posted By bigjohn66
Before you totally discount my solution, turn on...

Before you totally discount my solution, turn on the ignition and play with the connector for a few minutes. I still think it could be the cause and trying this costs nothing but a few minutes of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,557
Posted By bigjohn66
After riding a while, if you open the gas cap do...

After riding a while, if you open the gas cap do you get a sucking sound? If so, try riding with the cap open to see if maybe the tank vent might be plugged.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,809
Posted By bigjohn66
I think it's the 4 pin connector from the tank to...

I think it's the 4 pin connector from the tank to the wiring harness. Mine did this, never showing all the bars and it just annoyed the hell out of me! I was determined to find the cause. My fix was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,553
Posted By bigjohn66
Just a thought

Doesn't the fuel injection cut or lower the fuel pressure on the overrun? How about the fuel pump controller not working correctly and stopping (or slowing too much) the pump during the time you...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,340
Posted By bigjohn66
This is a quote from their website extolling the...

This is a quote from their website extolling the virtues of the torque wrench. The owner's manual is in better english and says use as a breaker bar is OK. I probably wouldn't slide a 6 foot pipe...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,340
Posted By bigjohn66
It's in the owners manual that came with the...

It's in the owners manual that came with the wrench. I'll have a look tonight and quote it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,340
Posted By bigjohn66
Look for a used Stahlwille torque wrench! They...

Look for a used Stahlwille torque wrench! They are very expensive when new but show up on c/l frequently. Very slick tool and easy to adjust, can be used as a breaker bar to remove fasteners, unlike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By bigjohn66
IF you buy it plan to do a spline lube ASAP! It...

IF you buy it plan to do a spline lube ASAP! It shouldn't have much wear at that mileage, but a pre-emptory lube will prevent tears later. Honda Moly60, that's the stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By bigjohn66
Make sure your noise isn't a worn out throttle...

Make sure your noise isn't a worn out throttle body. It will make a good loud tapping at idle which will go away if you hold the throttle quadrant.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By bigjohn66
Replacement plugs

Some people won't like this, but...... I'm not going to pay $10-20 PER plug. So I bought a set of standard electrode NGKs and installed them about 8K miles ago. I've noticed absolutely no difference...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,503
Posted By bigjohn66
If you've got lots of time you can read this: ...

If you've got lots of time you can read this:

http://www.boulevardowners.com/cafe/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=157926&start=1

If not, buy a Motobatt and save money while getting a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 881
Posted By bigjohn66
Isn't it the rubber block that clips to the...

Isn't it the rubber block that clips to the bottom of the rocker/cam assembly inside the valve cover? My oil heads all had them but the hexhead doesn't.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By bigjohn66
I think it would be easier to replace the entire...

I think it would be easier to replace the entire harness with a used one. I'd take a lot of pictures showing the routing and where the spot ties are and then just swap it out whole. There must be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,055
Posted By bigjohn66
Replacing couplers

On your bike you probably shouldn't remove the female half of the coupler! From the picture you have a crack already in the fuel pump base plate and if you remove the old plastic coupler and screw in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,872
Posted By bigjohn66
On my '05 GS (and I think your '10 GSA tank as...

On my '05 GS (and I think your '10 GSA tank as well) the sucking pump works only from the power of the returning fuel spinning a turbine within the (sucking) pump which spins another rotor which...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,490
Posted By bigjohn66
Does the fuel pump cycle on for a couple of...

Does the fuel pump cycle on for a couple of seconds when you turn the key on? If not it could be a bad pump or fuel pump controller. Unless they added one after '05 there is no fuel pump relay. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,988
Posted By bigjohn66
Aren't the oil cooler-to-engine connections on...

Aren't the oil cooler-to-engine connections on the upper right hand side of the motor? Oil doesn't leak up, at least not very far. It might wick upward a little ways but not much. Is the oil pressure...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,078
Posted By bigjohn66
Always wondered, is high octane fuel made with...

Always wondered, is high octane fuel made with lower octane gasoline but with anti-knock additives? Or is it different base fuel all together? There seems to be a large price difference and I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 31,111
Posted By bigjohn66
Hall of Wisdom

Shouldn't this be moved into the HOW? I forsee a demand for this thread down the road as hexheads start getting higher and higher miles on them. It's very well laid out and has additional info, such...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,125
Posted By bigjohn66
Bring it to the tech day at Ton Up in Riverside...

Bring it to the tech day at Ton Up in Riverside this Saturday. Someone will have an answer for you. Also, Peter has the aluminum drain plug washers on hand, my guess is you won't find them at NAPA.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,551
Posted By bigjohn66
Don't be this guy!

Please heed my advice and mailorder this applicator bottle!

Beauty supply emporiums are not for mortal men to see, much less understand.

I've got a 48K service coming up on my '05 GS and...
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