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Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 876
Posted By biometrics
Peanut Butter?

I used to believe that Peanut butter was a good mouse trap bait, but last spring I found that a field mouse had entered the kitchen through an open door and simply would not trip the mousetraps......
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By biometrics
If it is the nitrogen in your car tires it should...

If it is the nitrogen in your car tires it should have no affect on the beads in your motorcycle tire...:huh:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,047
Posted By biometrics
I have been thinking about trying the same thing...

I have been thinking about trying the same thing (beads, not cupping!)... how many airsoft beads do you use?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,304
Posted By biometrics
Been there and Done that! :evil ...

Been there and Done that! :evil

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By biometrics
^^^ +1 on this!

^^^ +1 on this!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By biometrics
I use the "choke" year round... it just...

I use the "choke" year round... it just eliminates any starting issues... and makes starting easier on the battery as well...

-John
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By biometrics
Leave the fast idle lever (what most call the...

Leave the fast idle lever (what most call the choke" in the ON position for a minute or two... that should cure your problem. It is just a cold engine. I usually leave mine on until I hit the second...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By biometrics
Once you have the Fuelly.com URL for your...

Once you have the Fuelly.com URL for your vehicle, just make it a favorite in your smartphone browser, and entering data for your bike is a breeze when you fuel up!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By biometrics
Mr R1100RT averages about 65-70 MPH in 5th gear...

Mr R1100RT averages about 65-70 MPH in 5th gear on my commutes of 40 miles one way. I use Fuelly.com to monitor my fuel economy every tankful.

http://badges.fuelly.com/images/sig-us/135802.png...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By biometrics
It might be helpful if you mentioned your bike...

It might be helpful if you mentioned your bike year/model, eh?:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By biometrics
Totally agree. Working in 100 degree heat would...

Totally agree. Working in 100 degree heat would be no fun. Sounds like it is time to install a window airconditioning unit in your garage! :evil ...and then keep the door closed while wrenching!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,863
Posted By biometrics
FIFTY FOUR posts so far in an OIL THREAD, and not...

FIFTY FOUR posts so far in an OIL THREAD, and not a single Harley Davidson bash about oil leaks. :rofl:rofl:rofl That is disgraceful!

You should carry several quarts if you are riding a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,124
Posted By biometrics
I don't know what stage of the process you did...

I don't know what stage of the process you did this, but didn't you risk getting sandpaper grit in the bearing???:huh

Hopefully you did this when everything was disassembled and got everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,812
Posted By biometrics
You can read forum posts about individual...

You can read forum posts about individual experiences... most all will be very different. Here's mine. At 64,500 miles the rear wheel bearing cage (think sheet metal fabrication that keeps the ball...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,773
Posted By biometrics
I have gotten similar results with Seafoam, and...

I have gotten similar results with Seafoam, and another called Berrymans (sold in Walmart right next to the Seafoam. Same size and dimension can, just a different name, and half the price, $3.17 last...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,316
Posted By biometrics
I don't remember which forum I saw the photo on,...

I don't remember which forum I saw the photo on, but I remember seeing a photo where a member had built a platform on both sides of the HF lift that was the same height as the lift when in the lowest...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By biometrics
Check your battery voltage

Even before checking the wheel sensors, the first thing I would check is your battery voltage. What is the voltage reading at rest and what does it read during starter engagement. If it is dropping...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By biometrics
That must have made it really difficult to get...

That must have made it really difficult to get enough pressure to set the new tire bead, eh? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,286
Posted By biometrics
^^^^ What he said! He nailed it.:deal

^^^^ What he said! He nailed it.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By biometrics
When I had a slow leak in my rear tire, I bought...

When I had a slow leak in my rear tire, I bought two standard rubber valve stems at an autozone in a blister package for about $1.99 plus tax and used them during my last tire change... at that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,877
Posted By biometrics
R1150 GS. BUT it applies to all of the R11XX...

R1150 GS. BUT it applies to all of the R11XX Models.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,877
Posted By biometrics
Inmates, the evidence and justifications for...

Inmates, the evidence and justifications for replacing old rubber brake lines with stainless braided exterior/Teflon interior lines is overwhelming. So please stop feeding the naysaying trolls. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,877
Posted By biometrics
What does dealer scalping owners by overcharging...

What does dealer scalping owners by overcharging and lying about needed services and replacement hardware...have anything at all to do with the obvious necessity to check consumable items like brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By biometrics
it would certainly help others to give you advice...

it would certainly help others to give you advice if you mentioned in your post what year/model bike you are riding... someone here may even have a spare one on the shelf they could overnight to you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By biometrics
AutoZone WARRANTY?

If the battery is only a year old, it might still be under warranty... Check the install date, and with AutoZone. You might get a replacement for free or nearly free you can keep charged on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By biometrics
Alternator belt?

has it ever been changed? Maybe it has stretched enough that it is not providing good output from the alternator?

OR

Maybe your battery connections are not tight and corrosion free?

Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,273
Posted By biometrics
...in downtown Washington DC where I work. ...

...in downtown Washington DC where I work.

Jim Von Baden was kind enough to rescue me with his trailer, and I found a ride home. Borrowed his trailer and took it to my house. Decided to tackle...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By biometrics
Thanks, that would work for a premptive...

Thanks, that would work for a premptive replacement, but the bike is generally a daily commuter (about 75 miles roundtrip), and has been reliable so far.

... Unless I plan some kind of extended...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,501
Posted By biometrics
Did you say Air Farce?

Sometimes the truth hurts... in my active duty Army days (now retired) whenever my group found themselves in an NCO club with the boys in blue and the inter service rivalry comments started to go...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,807
Posted By biometrics
How about an update? I would love to know the...

How about an update? I would love to know the results of your experiment...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By biometrics
Replacement HES connector source?

I have exhausted all my normal sources...

...Does anyone know where you can obtain the inline type of 5-pin connector used on the R1100 bikes? It looks like the connector on the bottom right of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By biometrics
Cupping...

Your "Lumpy" tire is suffering from cupping which occurs when the tread is near the end of its useful life.

23,000 Miles? :eek1 What do you ride on? Hardwood floors?

That is amazing tread...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By biometrics
AutoZone source for hex bits

I bought a set of 3 hex bits (1/2" drive - 12, 13, & 14mm) at Autozone that worked great when I rebuilt my FD. They were about $12-15 as I recall.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By biometrics
...So how about a link to the RT forum on...

...So how about a link to the RT forum on ADVrider? :evil there isn't one! Only GSpot and GS boxers... I was looking for overheating advice from BMW boxer owners... any vintage/any model.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By biometrics
Question Overheating Question

Has anybody participated rolling thunder? If you have, is there Any experience overheating with BMW bikes in the slow traffic? I have experienced near red zone overheating in "normal" stop and go...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By biometrics
Where did you order them from at that low price?...

Where did you order them from at that low price? Wow!
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,429
Posted By biometrics
Cut Tire?

Not even safe enough to ride to a dealer to get the tire changed. :eek1 Pull the wheel and take it there in your car... You were lucky that tire didn't blow while you were riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,032
Posted By biometrics
burnt plastic

I had a walmart bag burn to my chrome muffler on a 1983 Honda Nighthawk. NOTHING helped remove it except the very sharp edge of a razor blade scraper used very carefully weeks after the incident......
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By biometrics
Buy it!

Looks like a sweet bike!

100K on a BMW is just broken in if it has been cared for...

...and if you can do your own wrenching...even if as predicted above, that you have to spend another...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,944
Posted By biometrics
:deal Nah, this ignites the tire and it...

:deal


Nah, this ignites the tire and it burns itself off the rim! :clap
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