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Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By gus
I rode my '09 GSA to town to get something to...

I rode my '09 GSA to town to get something to eat. It was 18 months old. Started right up at home. Was dead as a door nail when I was ready to leave.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By gus
+1, getting my brain churning I think the '82...

+1, getting my brain churning I think the '82 Sportster frame was HD's first CAD designed frame. It was a leap forward in handling. I can't remember exactly when the engine was updated to an EVO....
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4,357
Views: 783,750
Posted By gus
Wha...wha...what was this thread about? I can't...

Wha...wha...what was this thread about? I can't get past the picture of the Hottie in the Daisy Dukes.:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By gus
Tell your wife's Hairdresser to go do a search on...

Tell your wife's Hairdresser to go do a search on ebay. There is a 1979,80,&81 up for bid right now. Also there are several 1982-83 models too. Look at the oil tank, battery box, and neck area on the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,645
Posted By gus
The oil tank and frame looks like an '80-'81. It...

The oil tank and frame looks like an '80-'81. It has an SU carb and aftermarket forward controls. The paint looks nice. It is pretty close to stock. Finding anything HD made back then with stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,942
Posted By gus
Laugh While I like BMW and have owned 7. 3 airheads, 3...

While I like BMW and have owned 7. 3 airheads, 3 Oilheads, and a single even though I have had good luck I am not under any illusions about their reliability.

I think a situation like the OP's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By gus
That's why I refer to the new "liquid cooled"...

That's why I refer to the new "liquid cooled" bikes as Water Heads instead of Wet Heads. Oil Heads are liquid cooled also and could be called Wet Head.
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 89,464
Posted By gus
How do you like the Wing compared to the Ultra?...

How do you like the Wing compared to the Ultra? And was the Ultra a 2009 or newer with the newer frame?

I have been looking at a dedicated touring bike. I like the Victory and HD. The GW seems a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By gus
Doh! Your right I must have had a flashback from...

Doh! Your right I must have had a flashback from my Guzzi and Air Heads. A magnet on a wire may work though.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,186
Posted By gus
Are you sure you have the adjusting screw? When...

Are you sure you have the adjusting screw? When you say the collet is there, yes it is. The collet holds the valve spring retainer which holds the valve spring and keeps tension on the valve stem. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 15,942
Posted By gus
Mine was done several weeks ago while I waited....

Mine was done several weeks ago while I waited. No cracks just the rings. I was not offered a demo ride. I guess they don't need help selling bikes. I am over 100 miles in three directions to a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 255,038
Posted By gus
I like that picture.

I like that picture.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By gus
I think you mean the valve cover. There are four...

I think you mean the valve cover. There are four studs that sandwich the heads and cylinders to the crankcase. In 2010 the Oil Head boxer changed from a mid cam to an over head cam and the valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By gus
The fan on the Buell's continued to run after the...

The fan on the Buell's continued to run after the bike was turned off because like a cake pulled out of the oven the engine continues to heat up and could cause the oil to break down.

Also don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By gus
I get a laugh when HD and BMW riders make...

I get a laugh when HD and BMW riders make statements they believe are true regarding the brands. BMW riders just know BMW's are superior and Harley's are inferior. Harley riders believe the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,847
Posted By gus
Dave Searle is pretty knowledgable on BMW's. I...

Dave Searle is pretty knowledgable on BMW's. I think the years in his memory are getting clouded and run together like my brain has. The GSA article was loaded with incorrect years when the different...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,120
Posted By gus
After so many years with BMW's and their...

After so many years with BMW's and their excellent head lights.........[/QUOTE]

As far as "modern" BMW's I have had an '01 R1100R, '02 R1150GSA. I now have an '09 R1200GSA and A '12 G650GS Sertao....
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1,937
Views: 255,038
Posted By gus
Nice looking Vision. That's a nice area to ride a...

Nice looking Vision. That's a nice area to ride a bike. Central Georgia seems to be a region you don't see any ride reports from. It's rural and has a lot of historic sites and architecture. It makes...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,939
Posted By gus
I like the styles from the 50's, 60's, and early...

I like the styles from the 50's, 60's, and early 70's. Go look at some of the Biker movies from those eras. Those bikes give me a stiffy.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,719
Posted By gus
I would like to say that I have rarely had to...

I would like to say that I have rarely had to just tweek a valve on my '09 in 44,000 miles to bring it back to center. But when I did it cost nothing and I did not need anything to do it. I know the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By gus
I didn't really want to get off the subject again...

I didn't really want to get off the subject again since this thread is about the Water Head but since def brought up the subject again.....

I thought those spark plug pics from the other Wet Head...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,188
Posted By gus
I dunno...Ascot and Street looks pretty close to...

I dunno...Ascot and Street looks pretty close to me. I never thought that until you posted the picture of the Ascot. I think HD came pretty close to what PalePhase said they should have done.
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,327
Posted By gus
You can do that and save some $. On the Oil Heads...

You can do that and save some $. On the Oil Heads they wanted to install new valve cover gaskets. Oil Heads used to have the cylinder studs torqued at 600 miles and the valves of course had to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,755
Posted By gus
I thought the same thing about my Street Bob when...

I thought the same thing about my Street Bob when I bought it. I was worried when the new wore off I would regret it. After 5 years and 33,000 miles (I have multiple bikes) I still love it. Contrary...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-11-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By gus
You can file a claim, and pay the deductible and...

You can file a claim, and pay the deductible and let the authorized shop ( dealer) replace the crash bar. Having to pay for the other vehicle is going against your insurance any way. Be prepared for...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,347
Posted By gus
I was being a little tongue in cheek there.

I was being a little tongue in cheek there.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,347
Posted By gus
Yes, and I wish my BMW GSA was accurate or even...

Yes, and I wish my BMW GSA was accurate or even worked too. At least the gauge is close on my SB. I never trust the computers. I always calculate my mileage at gas stops and go by that because fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,347
Posted By gus
This is a stereotypical anti Harley attitude....

This is a stereotypical anti Harley attitude. It's ironic to use that statement in reverse isn't it? I think it's perpetuated on the internet and through riders that just keep repeating what they...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 41,347
Posted By gus
I think the tank capacity is only .2 of a gallon...

I think the tank capacity is only .2 of a gallon less on the SB compared to the 5gal. Tanks on the other models. Averages to about 8.4 miles on a tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By gus
Ewww, mine looked nothing like that at 24,000...

Ewww, mine looked nothing like that at 24,000 miles on my '09 GSA. I know the discussion is about the Waterhead. My point was most modern ignition systems the plug life is longer. Definitely check...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,558
Posted By gus
It's true. I think sometimes when you close the...

It's true. I think sometimes when you close the throttle the FI shuts all the fuel off. At over 40,000 miles my '09 has not done it lately. My Sertao does it once regularly before it gets up to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By gus
They looked almost new on all three bikes at...

They looked almost new on all three bikes at 24,20, and especially 12 on the Sertao.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,012
Posted By gus
Could it be your name?

Could it be your name?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,816
Posted By gus
I have a question. Why replace the plugs at...

I have a question. Why replace the plugs at 12,000 miles? Seems excessive on a modern engine. My '09 GSA is 24,000 and my HD Street Bob is 20,000 miles. My Sertao is 12,000 miles. Technology with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,012
Posted By gus
I have been looking for something more...

I have been looking for something more comfortable for road trips that are all paved. I love my GSA but I think there are better tools for racking up lots of miles in a short time. I like the RK...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,622
Posted By gus
My favorite is it takes three different tools to...

My favorite is it takes three different tools to remove the four fasteners on the skid plate to get to the oil filter:confused
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,767
Posted By gus
I don't know if it's normal. They gave you one...

I don't know if it's normal. They gave you one freebie. That makes the GS 911 worth the price alone if all you use it for is to reset the service indicator. $40 may be the shop minimum charge?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,146
Posted By gus
Advil before you leave. And....Chinese pressure...

Advil before you leave. And....Chinese pressure massage at the end. Be sure
to ask for the happy ending. It will straighten out the kinks. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By gus
The only thing unchanged on the Waterhead may be...

The only thing unchanged on the Waterhead may be the Roundel on the tank. That said, it does not mean the earlier GS's aren't good bikes. I put almost 90,000 miles on my '02 GSA with no major...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,513
Views: 422,344
Posted By gus
My guess is about 4 hours.

My guess is about 4 hours.
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