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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By Gruesome
The XL is 14" wide (and 15" tall), not...

The XL is 14" wide (and 15" tall), not 13".
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,974
Posted By Gruesome
Stebel compact truck horn arrived!

I know I'm late to the party, but my Stebel compact truck horn arrived today! 57 bucks on eBay, quite a bit cheaper than the $88 Stebel USA wants.
I'm going to swap it out with the compact Nautilus...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,159
Posted By Gruesome
It is a good idea to define acronyms, especially...

It is a good idea to define acronyms, especially when you start a new thread.
Also, which company do you mean (the one that 'spoils you'), Bosch or BMW? And what exactly are you missing on the BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By Gruesome
First thing is to check for broken spokes. If you...

First thing is to check for broken spokes. If you find one, don't forget to check on the opposite side (180° off). When ordering replacements, don't forget about the grub screws (assuming the 1200...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By Gruesome
I'm not sure letting your wife park in the garage...

I'm not sure letting your wife park in the garage is such a great idea. Next thing you know she starts counting your motorcycles.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,910
Posted By Gruesome
How come the thread is still alive? Shouldn't the...

How come the thread is still alive? Shouldn't the OP be done with his trip by now?

Or does his absence here indicate that he did follow your foolish advice, ran out of oil, and his bones are now...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Gruesome
RnineT = one step backward?

Before buying one I would make darn sure that the rninet doesn't dive when braking, like other bikes with conventional front fork. It's impossible to overemphasize how much I like that aspect of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 17,425
Posted By Gruesome
I'd be interested in seeing the results! It seems...

I'd be interested in seeing the results! It seems a lot less work than the traditional painting route (see link in my signature; still holding up well, but a lot of heel scuffs!).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gruesome
Or ask your wife/significant other whether she...

Or ask your wife/significant other whether she has some high temperature nail polish. Better yet, don't ask, just check yourself.
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By Gruesome
Wade, could you also test the Stebel 300Hz...

Wade, could you also test the Stebel 300Hz compact truck horn?
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41y4RVlqR2L.jpg

It seems it could be even better at getting attention.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 46,755
Posted By Gruesome
I wouldn't necessarily call this type of jacket...

I wouldn't necessarily call this type of jacket stylish, what with the giant outside pockets etc. Or at least it's a special kind of style.
And they do make waterproof leather these days that still...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By Gruesome
http://www.amazon.com/Stebel-11690019-Nautilus-Com...

http://www.amazon.com/Stebel-11690019-Nautilus-Compact-Black/dp/B004QDN518
Does amazon exist in Australia? Well, these guys have it as well:...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,157
Posted By Gruesome
nice find! congratulations!

Nice find, exactly what you wanted!

The seller probably read his other thread and knew he couldn't get away with what everybody else would be asking for... ;-)
On the other hand, they still got...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,074
Posted By Gruesome
Yes, you should change the fluids. Just do an...

Yes, you should change the fluids. Just do an early 12k service.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 724,533
Posted By Gruesome
The plugs look OK for another, ermm,100k miles?...

The plugs look OK for another, ermm,100k miles? OK, maybe clean them before you put them back in. The secondary thread looks oily.

Strange but true: my Nissan Altima was still on its first set of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,074
Posted By Gruesome
it's working

I think _cy_ will sell you his 1150 real cheap.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,668
Posted By Gruesome
wrong thread, and wrong forum. You should repost...

wrong thread, and wrong forum. You should repost in the 'flea market'/'bikes' section (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=52) (with 'WTB F800GS in WA state' in the subject line).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,668
Posted By Gruesome
Experience with Ultrashield and cheap Menards cover

My $19.95 Menards cover (MC1000B) lasted a few years, but now the part exposed most to the sun is falling apart (ripping).

It had replaced a carscover.com Ultrashield (model # 1LY7TC9, $79.95)...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 724,533
Posted By Gruesome
I don't know, I would put the seat back on.

I don't know, I would put the seat back on.
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,200
Posted By Gruesome
I'd try on some higher end stuff first, and then...

I'd try on some higher end stuff first, and then see what's available at lower price points.
How about the BMW dry suit (http://www.ridermagazine.com/gear/bmw-gs-dry-suit-review.htm/)?
It sounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,163
Posted By Gruesome
But also no posts before. So it's not like he...

But also no posts before. So it's not like he posted regularly and then suddenly stopped. It's a one post blog.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,074
Posted By Gruesome
That's about where they level out (i.e. they...

That's about where they level out (i.e. they don't go much lower than about $4k.) If you find one for $2000 then there's something special about it. Like a salvage title.


If you are as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 724,533
Posted By Gruesome
Nevertheless sounds like a very nice trip. 6b is...

Nevertheless sounds like a very nice trip. 6b is like 5.11?
I once rode my bike back from Kentucky (600 miles, so a bit less) after stupidly spraining my shift ankle on the last climb of the day....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,649
Posted By Gruesome
OP AWOL? 40 MPG not good?

Did the OP disappear from this thread?

Anyways, lately my '02 is consistently getting 40 mpg for my 30% city/70% interstate commute. I'm pretty happy about that; MPGs were lower before. I'd rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,074
Posted By Gruesome
Thread didn't go as intended?

My impression (could be completely wrong) is that the OP really wanted us to tell the used GS sellers to lower their prices; when the mob of ignoramuses here didn't agree things got a bit heated,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 402
Posted By Gruesome
Which bike? From the sixth gear mentioning I...

Which bike? From the sixth gear mentioning I assume it is at least an 1150GS(?). I don't know whether the info in the GETRAG interview that Anton (re)published applies to any of the 1200s, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Gruesome
Excellent choice of model year and color! ...

Excellent choice of model year and color!
Selección excelente del año de modelo y color! (according to Señor Google)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,074
Posted By Gruesome
don't use car lists for bike shopping

These lists/books are for cars. The motorcycle part is just an afterthought.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,621
Posted By Gruesome
That dyno sheet they gave you looks an awful lot...

That dyno sheet they gave you looks an awful lot like a fuel receipt.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,074
Posted By Gruesome
For some reason I thought the 2002 base model was...

For some reason I thought the 2002 base model was closer to $12k, and the current ones around $18-$20k. But that's not true: apparently the 1996 R1100GS model was already $12k, 2002 R1150GS around...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,200
Posted By Gruesome
I completely agree, and actually would go one...

I completely agree, and actually would go one step further: none of the other (textile) suits that I tried on felt like the armor would stay in place, even when cinched down. They felt crinkly,...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,961
Posted By Gruesome
I like the pigtail interface, but it would be...

I like the pigtail interface, but it would be even better if you could leave the original horn in place and functional.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,200
Posted By Gruesome
Atlantis 4

I don't know how much you want to spend, but for wet temperate climate the Atlantis two piece suit seems to be exactly right.

I'm happy with mine down to the mid-thirties, and with heated gear it...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Gruesome
It's a concept, not an existing product.

It's a concept, not an existing product.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,119
Posted By Gruesome
Those are not wheel bearings. Motorrad also...

Those are not wheel bearings.

Motorrad also thinks it's probably a singular case, not a design problem.


If you think about it, one could argue it's actually a pretty good design where you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,074
Posted By Gruesome
Also, prices of new boxers have risen...

Also, prices of new boxers have risen stratospherically. What is a new one going for, $18k or $20k? I bet a lot of aging baby boomers discover a new-found love or acceptance of used bikes when they...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,074
Posted By Gruesome
I don't want to link to my old poll yet again,...

I don't want to link to my old poll yet again, but many people think used oilheads in running shape level out at a bottom price of about $4000, so that would be the number you start from to add for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 397
Posted By Gruesome
After looking at Jim's pictorial I want to add: ...

After looking at Jim's pictorial I want to add:
A) At least on my 1150GS, the on-board tool set screwdriver is a perfect fit for the master cylinder screws, which minimizes the chance of stripping...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 761
Posted By Gruesome
That's a great find, but did the seller give any...

That's a great find, but did the seller give any indication why he/she thought $1500 was an appropriate price? The bike came with a title?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Gruesome
Wicked Yep, that's the problem (the labor cost): if we...

Yep, that's the problem (the labor cost): if we had to pay ourselves for working on our bikes, many of us probably couldn't afford it;-) So you better enjoy fixing your bike!

Regarding the actual...
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