ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 500
Search took 0.08 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: marchyman
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:08 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 748,737
Posted By marchyman
Well, then. That makes all the difference :thumb

Well, then. That makes all the difference :thumb
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:45 PM
Replies: 1,424
Views: 748,737
Posted By marchyman
:bluduh I knew I should have patented that. ...

:bluduh I knew I should have patented that. :dog

Look what's hanging just inboard of the throttle. :lol2
...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 03:37 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,544
Posted By marchyman
Murphy says that IF you have replacements on hand...

Murphy says that IF you have replacements on hand the originals will be fine. When you don't have replacements the chance of O-ring failure increases proportional to the time it will take to obtain...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By marchyman
And that might be your answer. Get a large paper...

And that might be your answer. Get a large paper clip. Bend it to do the job. Drink a beer. If the plastic bits that hold the clip in place have broken make a hinge out of a scrap of aluminum...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By marchyman
BMW no longer has a marketing deal with Castrol. ...

BMW no longer has a marketing deal with Castrol. The new oil supplier is Shell. BMW branded oils will be produced by Shell.

http://bmwmcmag.com/2014/11/shell-to-supply-bmw-branded-oils/
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,461
Posted By marchyman
My *opinion* is to do time related things by time...

My *opinion* is to do time related things by time and most everything else by miles. My opinion is worth exactly what you paid. Why would you listen to some random guy on the internet, anyway :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By marchyman
A GS-911wifi unit can scan for faults, list them,...

A GS-911wifi unit can scan for faults, list them, and let you clear faults after your service is done. That last bit is important as you can generate faults during service that you want to clear so...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,680
Posted By marchyman
:nod I've not had good luck with heat guns (but...

:nod I've not had good luck with heat guns (but then I've only ever tried very cheap units). A Mapp gas torch with a fine tip flame works much better for me. Just be careful where the flame goes....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,461
Posted By marchyman
BMW says one year or 6K, whichever comes first. ...

BMW says one year or 6K, whichever comes first. They say this because some things (brake fluid, for example) are time based, not mileage based. You don't have to follow BMWs recommendation. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,650
Posted By marchyman
Doesn't apply in Canada, it being another country...

Doesn't apply in Canada, it being another country and all that. :deal



You can partially replace the dealer computer...

A software update to any of your bikes controllers is not the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By marchyman
Heh... interstate speeds are BAD for gas mileage....

Heh... interstate speeds are BAD for gas mileage. The GS isn't all that slippery to the wind and it takes lots of power to push it to the side at interstate speeds.

80 MPH eats gas. 80 MPH...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 19,743
Posted By marchyman
Not Expel film, but quite similar. The few...

Not Expel film, but quite similar. The few bubbles went away in a week or so.

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2013/0705-headlamp-film/p-132071705-0721.jpg

My install:...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,544
Posted By marchyman
Dirtracks is the only one I've used. It meets...

Dirtracks is the only one I've used. It meets your price. For $150 plus shipping you can get top AND side racks. More if you want the heavy duty version. The top rack alone is $69.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 449,761
Posted By marchyman
Dynamic ESA controller info from my '13 wethead: ...

Dynamic ESA controller info from my '13 wethead:

XSAF : -
Controller Name : XSAF
Controller : 0F8500
Serial Number : 0000039697
Manufacturer : Temic
Manufacture Date (YY/MM/DD) : 13/05/17...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,770
Posted By marchyman
Interesting. I have no problems at all with the...

Interesting. I have no problems at all with the mirrors on the GSW. Are the adventure mirrors different? However, the first thing I did when I got my DR650 home was to order some doubletake...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,680
Posted By marchyman
56 Nm. The book state to use either a new...

56 Nm. The book state to use either a new Micro Encapsulated (M10 x 60 - 10.9) or RED Loctite (270). That implies you'll need some heat to remove, too, although the book does not state that in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By marchyman
Did your original pump have a float assembly? ...

Did your original pump have a float assembly? If not that could be the plug for a strip type fuel sensor. Just guessing.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,680
Posted By marchyman
I haven't done it on my GSW, yet. Next service...

I haven't done it on my GSW, yet. Next service will be 24K and I'll do it then. I expect it to be quite similar to the hexheads. On that hexheads the one piece drive shaft need not be removed...
Forum: Thumpers 04-17-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,544
Posted By marchyman
:nono Every bike I've ever owned ran better...

:nono

Every bike I've ever owned ran better with ear plugs properly inserted in ears :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,471
Posted By marchyman
Mine did. Shift adjustment is quite easy. ...

Mine did. Shift adjustment is quite easy. Brake lever was a touch harder.

Shift lever adjustment: http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2013/misc/#aug04
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,952
Posted By marchyman
Yup, it's been available for a while. Still PC...

Yup, it's been available for a while. Still PC based, now tied to a specific PC. You can swap PCs after the initial install an additional two times. When run you have the option of checking for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,680
Posted By marchyman
It used to be about 2 years for me, too. Now it...

It used to be about 2 years for me, too. Now it will be closer to 2 and a half because I'm riding my second bike more often. Given your experience 2 years may be too long. :dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,680
Posted By marchyman
I check the condition of the boots every 6K. If...

I check the condition of the boots every 6K. If the boots were unclipped (sometimes happens) or torn I'll pull the wheel and drop the FD to make sure it is clean and dry inside. A little honda...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,680
Posted By marchyman
I don't think it was a listed maintenance item on...

I don't think it was a listed maintenance item on your ST either. It was more of a "since I've dropped the FD to drain the oil I may as well take a look at the pinion and drive shaft coupling...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 866
Posted By marchyman
BMW uses two different filters that take...

BMW uses two different filters that take different filter wrenches. If your "standard" filter wrench doesn't fit try the filter wrench for the hexheads. Just because you got one filter this time...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,680
Posted By marchyman
The first picture shows a drive shaft and final...

The first picture shows a drive shaft and final drive (FD), not a transmission.

If the boot connecting the swing-arm to the final drive tears or gets disconnected and water get in the swing arm...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By marchyman
Mt Sun panniers work well on the wethead, too.

Mt Sun panniers work well on the wethead, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,748
Posted By marchyman
:nono On the current bikes the warning first...

:nono On the current bikes the warning first comes on at about what would be half a quart low on dipsticks. The manual even tells you that when the warning comes on check the oil level "at your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6,714
Views: 1,211,013
Posted By marchyman
Uhhh, no. Chargers are connected positive to...

Uhhh, no. Chargers are connected positive to positive and negative to negative. The only way to do that with an SAE connector is to wire the connector to the charger the opposite way compared to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,157
Posted By marchyman
:nod My replacement in 2009... this was...

:nod

My replacement in 2009... this was replacing an aluminum flange with a slightly different aluminum flange.

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gs/2009/1125-rear-brake/page2.html
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,594
Posted By marchyman
Clutch. Slip it. You can get away with that on...

Clutch. Slip it. You can get away with that on a wethead. No so much on a camhead. The bikes are different. Don't expect them to be the same. Change your riding style to match the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,157
Posted By marchyman
The picture that keeps on giving :lol2 FWIW...

The picture that keeps on giving :lol2

FWIW I did not notice that crack when I pulled the wheel. Maybe I missed it. Maybe it hadn't cracked, yet. I didn't notice the crack until I had removed...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 1,165,599
Posted By marchyman
The crimpers are designed to pinch the loose skin...

The crimpers are designed to pinch the loose skin of your forefinger when you choke up on the handle.

It's a great tool as long as you hold it right. Apparently I'm a slow learner. :bluduh
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By marchyman
Yup, an ambiguous question to be sure. ...

Yup, an ambiguous question to be sure.

Between upper 30s and low 50s in US MPG if that is your question.

Bike is way too new to know about long term engine life. Come back in about 8 years and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-03-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 107,913
Views: 21,560,544
Posted By marchyman
Or something like that. I use this version...

Or something like that. I use this version (http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Charger/dp/B00DJ5KEF4) when usually lives in my tail bag. When needed I hook it here:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 365,157
Posted By marchyman
338603 :dunno :lol2

338603

:dunno :lol2
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-31-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,936
Views: 1,517,686
Posted By marchyman
Me too... when I was a life guard and wanted to...

Me too... when I was a life guard and wanted to see through the water, not the reflections on top of it. I like them when fishing, too. When on a motorcycle the last thing I want is to to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 365,157
Posted By marchyman
This one is 70x53 338581

This one is 70x53

338581
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By marchyman
On my '05 fingers worked for the brake but for...

On my '05 fingers worked for the brake but for some reason I couldn't quite get the clutch tabs in enough to unscrew the top.

Not an issue with the '13.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,323
Posted By marchyman
If your fingers are not narrow enough to press...

If your fingers are not narrow enough to press the tabs that unlock the clutch reservoir cap you can make the needed tool out of a wire coat hanger:
...
Showing results 1 to 40 of 500

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 03:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2015