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Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,953
Posted By justinallen03
compression test will tell you if you have an...

compression test will tell you if you have an exhaust valve stuck (open)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By justinallen03
torque wrenches

clicker types are really nice when you are turning it and can't see the scale (say, on a beam type)

However, they require periodic calibration.

Beam types are cheap and never go out of cal. i...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,639
Posted By justinallen03
to clarify, does the pitch change as you change...

to clarify, does the pitch change as you change gears? as in, does it get quieter/lower in pitch when you go from 1st to 2nd, 2nd to 3rd, etc? or does it continually increase or get higher in pitch...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,639
Posted By justinallen03
does the change in whirring sound correlate with...

does the change in whirring sound correlate with changes in engine speed or bike speed? Is there no sound when in 5th gear?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By justinallen03
fair enough. I may change my tune at that...

fair enough.

I may change my tune at that age, but right now the best way I've found that minimizes stress on my body and yields the best control is what I described.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
Posted By justinallen03
nope. quite literal.

nope. quite literal.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,777
Posted By justinallen03
that may work well for someone thats 5'4" on a...

that may work well for someone thats 5'4" on a dry, paved surface, but i've had better luck just lifting one end of the handlebar (against the steering lock) facing the bike. just like a sumo...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,725
Posted By justinallen03
how is adjusting the valves a pain in the ass? ...

how is adjusting the valves a pain in the ass? pull off a circlip, remove the follower, replace the semisphere. reinstall follower and new circlip.

in the ~20k miles i've ridden, i've had to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 377
Posted By justinallen03
I've gotten replacements from the dealer for...

I've gotten replacements from the dealer for these bolts before.

They are a M6 pan head screw (stainless), 16mm length I believe. they may have the nuts as well, but i have just gone to lowes and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By justinallen03
standard GS with GSA shocks

The standard BMW engine guards with machineart moto valve cover guards have given me superb protection. Seems like my bike goes down every time i hit the trails.

the advdesigns extensions are...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,892
Posted By justinallen03
Yes, they are twin tube (hence the name). I must...

Yes, they are twin tube (hence the name). I must have misunderstood what i was told (at casual glance the shock body didnt look aluminum to me), but that construction sounds better...steel where you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 542
Posted By justinallen03
I have ohlins ttx gsa length on a 2010 gs. I...

I have ohlins ttx gsa length on a 2010 gs. I replaced the side and center stands to gsa spec. As far as i can tell (and what i was told) they are steel bodied. The rear also is 16mm dia shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,892
Posted By justinallen03
Sounds like you are getting the ones without...

Sounds like you are getting the ones without remote reservoir with just preload and rebound. $1800 is a damn good price for TTX.

I just saw yours is a 2006 GSA...is this a 1150 or 1200? I didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,892
Posted By justinallen03
Odd...when i was looking about a year ago they...

Odd...when i was looking about a year ago they were all around $2200 for the set. Although you could be looking at a lower yac/hyp build (not the piggyback res version with hi/lo comp and rebound)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 04:31 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,892
Posted By justinallen03
TTX ohlins have steel bodies and the rear is a...

TTX ohlins have steel bodies and the rear is a 16mm shaft. But you are right, that is true of the older models.

Sent from my LG-LS980 using Tapatalk
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,892
Posted By justinallen03
why no ohlins?

If only those 3, i would go with the cheapest between yacugar and hyperpro, and spec a linear rate spring. From what i've read, they are made up of practically the same components. Another thing to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By justinallen03
I believe this is the closest match to the...

I believe this is the closest match to the painted frame parts around the instrument cluster:
http://www.colorrite.com/product/bmw-437-white-aluminum-2112.cfm

****edit...the above link is for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By justinallen03
thats what it looks like to me per the website. ...

thats what it looks like to me per the website.

my take is the added stoich. ratio of H2 and O2 make the engine run shit hot and bake the carbon, causing it to flake off. :huh No thanks, i'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By justinallen03
i guess it depends on what type of camping you'll do

I just went through this exercise last summer, wasn't sure how to approach it, so I went about it like i was going on a backpacking trip. The goal was to get the most spacially efficient stuff,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,161
Posted By justinallen03
if your starter is successfully turning the...

if your starter is successfully turning the engine over at a normal rate, its not the battery.

could it be tied to the EVAP system? i thought i read somewhere that overfilling the GS and having...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By justinallen03
damn!

you must go pretty hard off road! Me? i thought i did, but never had a moment where i felt my c/s drag on the ground. I think my big worry is breaking the rubber mounts on my on-board computer...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,074
Posted By justinallen03
you'd better nail the compression (and rebound on...

you'd better nail the compression (and rebound on the front) damping perfectly during the rebuild, no way to adjust it after.

You'll still be dealing with the inherent shortcomings of an...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By justinallen03
sounds like something i had

did everything go to metric? mine showed temperature in deg C, and mpg in L/100km...

it also showed errors for ESA and TPMS, neither of which my bike came with.

I ended up needing to have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,903
Posted By justinallen03
bmw bars coupled with the machineart valve cover guards

great protection.

My list of requirements:
1. stainless
2. allows GSA length shock install
3. minimal width addition, preferably none
4. price


Went with BMW. met all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,758
Posted By justinallen03
wouldn't a twin-spark engine be able to run,...

wouldn't a twin-spark engine be able to run, albeit a little rougher, with only 1 spark plug firing on each cylinder?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,758
Posted By justinallen03
quick thoughts i have...(think throttle position...

quick thoughts i have...(think throttle position when you answer these).

1. is it rough at idle?

2. is it rough at part, but open, throttle, as in under load?

3. is it rough at full...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 763
Posted By justinallen03
if they both have 2-bolt valve covers, then they...

if they both have 2-bolt valve covers, then they are the exact same engine.

Personally, I wouldnt touch the GSA with a 10 ft pole. I'm not into buying other peoples' problems.

It's a tough...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By justinallen03
mine did that once

last year i put away my 2010 GS for about a month...when i went to pull it out, it wouldn't start either.

I ended up cranking the motor at WOT for about 20s, then it started coughing. Eventually,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By justinallen03
protaper contours

Ive had these on my bike for 2 years now...same problem with the stockers as everyone mentions. There are no clearance issues with the windscreen (although i've had cycra probend handguards on since...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By justinallen03
Mine is a '10 GS, so still relevant. And...

Mine is a '10 GS, so still relevant. And actually i can't recall hitting the sidestand. My problem was the side of my heel would contact the centerstand lever when moving laterally, and I think its...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By justinallen03
yes

but it went away when I put a GSA centerstand during my shock swap. I still feel it occasionally, but its not a problem anymore.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By justinallen03
Mine has gone down more than id like to...

Mine has gone down more than id like to admit...including 1 really hard drop in the driveway. No leaks.

Std 2010 gs with bmw crash bars and machineart covers

Sent from my LG-LS980 using...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,119
Posted By justinallen03
wait...you have a bike frame that has been ridden...

wait...you have a bike frame that has been ridden 30k miles? impressive!:1drink

In all seriousness, I sympathize. I think it sucks that the frame broke. Welding is definitely the cheap fix. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,726
Posted By justinallen03
this is what I use too...tubing zip-tied to a...

this is what I use too...tubing zip-tied to a yardstick, filled about half-way with ATF. Much better sensitivity than mercury. After i'm done i'll get within 1" at 4k rpm (like to do it with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,363
Posted By justinallen03
Bought my 2010 at 29. From what I've seen, I'm...

Bought my 2010 at 29. From what I've seen, I'm young for a boxer owner.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,394
Posted By justinallen03
To the OP...

F*ck the naysayers providing their "ageless wisdom" on how smaller bikes are more fun than the GS, or the ones criticizing your use of the term "off road". Replies like this are bullshit. Ride the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,090
Posted By justinallen03
just how bad are these vibrations?

just how bad are these vibrations?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 543
Posted By justinallen03
I use needle nose vice grips...works, but pretty...

I use needle nose vice grips...works, but pretty inefficient. Luckily I really don't remove it. Anyone has any other options, I'd love to know too :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By justinallen03
I know I would have been up for a swap last Jan.

I know I would have been up for a swap last Jan.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,026
Posted By justinallen03
Steering head angle should be the same between...

Steering head angle should be the same between the GS and GSA when the GSA length shocks are used. Due to the telelever suspension, the steering angle gets larger (more upright) when the longer...
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