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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 772
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I'm with def on this one! Also, "carb...

I'm with def on this one!

Also, "carb cleaner removes chrome", huh ...what? What in heaven's name are you using for carb cleaner? :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,377
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I think you may be on to something!

I think you may be on to something!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 658
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Well, that's a tidy little thing. I don't...

Well, that's a tidy little thing.

I don't know squat about the '02s fasteners, but with a nut that size I would check shock mounts and front axle. Oh, and don't forget the nut that holds the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,031
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :norton

:lol3 :lol3 :lol3
:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I have the Ceebaileys headlight guard on my 2012...

I have the Ceebaileys headlight guard on my 2012 1200. I got that specific type because I worry about pea gravel, not walnut-sized rocks. It does the job, is easy to clean, and is holding up nicely....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I've purchased two small things from Bob's, so I...

I've purchased two small things from Bob's, so I know they do mail order. No problems, but not enough of a relationship to garner a glowing recommendation from me.

U pays U money and U takes U...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 280
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Not a recommendation, just an option. ...

Not a recommendation, just an option.

http://www.bobsbmw.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,377
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
def, sounds like it's time to change the air...

def, sounds like it's time to change the air filter. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,377
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Parenting will never make the cut when it is...

Parenting will never make the cut when it is looked on as an economic choice!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,131
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:poser I hope that observation will not earn...

:poser

I hope that observation will not earn you a night with Bob!

Edit: BTW, Ginger the Wonder Dog is very cute. I have 2 Great Pyrenees, Charlie and Paris (rescue dog). Pyrenees don't act...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,131
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Many moons ago, while living in Detroit, I had a...

Many moons ago, while living in Detroit, I had a 750 Norton Commando. It only had a center stand. I developed the practice of getting on the bike, while it was on the center stand, kick starting...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,664
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I just checked my old e-mail records for RM and...

I just checked my old e-mail records for RM and it was less than 20, but it covered a period of two months with seven different threads. As I said previously, they would go dark seemingly (at least,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,131
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yeah, but riding off into the sunrise has...

Yeah, but riding off into the sunrise has absolutely zero cinematographic drama. "Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning", and all that.

Not everyone is cut out to be a hero. It take good...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,664
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I had some dealings with the RM guys a couple of...

I had some dealings with the RM guys a couple of years back. I'm not going to make any excuses for them or try to rationalize their methods. But, I will say their communication and Customer Service...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,131
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
There's a man who lives life on the razor's edge....

There's a man who lives life on the razor's edge. Hat's off to you, sir!
:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,131
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
All this "must" and "don't" is all very good when...

All this "must" and "don't" is all very good when offering your opinion on how to properly park your boxer. But I think the bigger issue here is just what exactly do you use to lubricate the pivot...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 669
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If you ride anything other than paved roads and...

If you ride anything other than paved roads and there is a possibility (however small) of a fall, or a tip over, you will need them. Of course, if the possibility of damage doesn't bother you, do as...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Bought a battery tender (non BMW) from my dealer...

Bought a battery tender (non BMW) from my dealer (BMW of SEM) for about $20 - $30, three years ago. Still works fine. Bike cranks beautifully when I start it after sitting for weeks on end.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,839
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
For those xenophobic types that want their very...

For those xenophobic types that want their very own space all it takes is a little thought when you start a thread. Just post the model of boxer in the opening statement. A very large number of OPs...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,767
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
In their efforts to help you others have...

In their efforts to help you others have mentioned it, but I'll address it directly. The bike was stolen and the individuals who stole it attempted to "hot wire" it and failed. In the thieves...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
This can be a challenge if you haven't drilled...

This can be a challenge if you haven't drilled out existing holes in aluminum before. The drill won't really go anywhere other than through the existing hole. But, the drill bit can snag quite...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
"Will Smith"? There was a Dr. Zachary Smith on...

"Will Smith"? There was a Dr. Zachary Smith on that show.... Oh, never mind!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If you are unable to achieve the required ...

If you are unable to achieve the required torque, for whatever reason, and the term "hand torque" is too vague a term to work with, you can use the generally accepted "Tighten oil filter 1/2 - 3/4...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,652
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Actually you were treated quite politely. Post...

Actually you were treated quite politely. Post the same question in Jo mamma and see what happens. But first, get a role of duct tape! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If you weld with anything other than mild,...

If you weld with anything other than mild, unplated steel you could have the problem of the studs breaking at the weld during assembly or at a later date.

If you can follow JVB's advise, the shop...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 710
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
You're encountering one of life's lessons....

You're encountering one of life's lessons. Painting is done only after all the metalwork has been completed and proved out. I'm sure you won't make that mistake again.

Now, drilling out a 5mm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,349
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 20,396
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Neither CV Joints nor Cardan/Universals will live...

Neither CV Joints nor Cardan/Universals will live a long life if the angle of deviation is greater than 2 degrees. Both have their own advantages, but they both like to be used with as little...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,871
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Any bearing that doesn't feel smooth is a bad...

Any bearing that doesn't feel smooth is a bad bearing. It may not fail immediately, but it's definitely on its way out! It's so much nicer to replace them before they fail. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,619
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
^^^ This! The lower mileage bike has been...

^^^ This!

The lower mileage bike has been sitting a lot. Not always a good thing, and not necessarily bad, but not enough of a price difference to make me like it.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 104,378
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Wet grass, wet leaves on pavement, and deep, dry...

Wet grass, wet leaves on pavement, and deep, dry pine needles. There isn't a tire for that stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
"You guys"? When did you see me? :huh ...

"You guys"? When did you see me? :huh

http://www.thetooltube.com/ToolTube.html
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I was born the son of a lawless man. Always...

I was born the son of a lawless man.
Always spoke my mind with a jug of oil in my hand.

Go for it dood!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nMksTi7u3A

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,357
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Change the oil in both. You will now know when...

Change the oil in both. You will now know when the oil was last changed. Use the grade and weight of oil recommended. Dino or syn, you can't go wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Whoa! You got me there, flake. Yeah, I'm old, my...

Whoa! You got me there, flake. Yeah, I'm old, my idea of fun on a motorcycle has always been the exercise of skill. The coordination of subtle movements of hand, foot, and body that can result in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,531
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
^^^^ This!

^^^^ This!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:d

:d
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,894
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
def probably remembers (as do I) the original rev...

def probably remembers (as do I) the original rev limiter that most internal combustion engine came with. It was called destruction. Only a fairly low horse power engine could get away with an...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
In my mind, pretty much nothing! I used that...

In my mind, pretty much nothing! I used that statement as a rhetorical device in an attempt to derail 5 pages pages of discussion on "The Proper Level in a Sight Glass". I believe that thread was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,062
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yes, the oil level in the glass moves around. I...

Yes, the oil level in the glass moves around. I always check oil before I leave the yard and starting the bike. I always check on level ground and on the centerstand, with the front wheel down. The...
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