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Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By Ravenslair
I am curious how this turns out. I have wanted to...

I am curious how this turns out. I have wanted to put the Euro switch on my 04GSA so I could turn the lights off (when doing work that required electrical testing). No desire to turn them off while...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,347
Views: 257,435
Posted By Ravenslair
Excellent news! If you are still in the...

Excellent news! If you are still in the Sacramento area I would love to meet to pick one up with they are available again, as well as buy you a beer or coffee. Whatever your poison may be.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ravenslair
I would love to see a return of the ammeter. I...

I would love to see a return of the ammeter. I know it can be installed after the fact but involves more work than a simple volt meter. I have something similar to this installed.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,777
Posted By Ravenslair
Good to hear. I think we are going to head up...

Good to hear. I think we are going to head up 108. Would love it if they open the gate in the next few weeks, but highly doubt it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-08-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,777
Posted By Ravenslair
Can you ride through Tioga Pass if the gate is...

Can you ride through Tioga Pass if the gate is closed but the roads are clear and dry? A buddy and I are planning to ride to Yosemite in a week or two and were hoping to go over the pass. It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 857
Posted By Ravenslair
If you have a drill press (with depth gauge) and...

If you have a drill press (with depth gauge) and an end mill you could tackle this pretty "easily". Should keep from punching into the springs. Just incrementally set the depth until it just starts...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By Ravenslair
HID installation and

I bought my R1150GS Adventure a few years back. The original owner installed HIDs for both high and low beams. When I first got the bike and tested it out, I noticed there was an EGX-RX24 (LED Bulb...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,085
Posted By Ravenslair
Wheels are adventure wheels. Tank looks like an...

Wheels are adventure wheels. Tank looks like an adventure tank. Head guards are adventure blue. Rear grab bar is an adventure grab bar. I am leaning adventure. Could also be someone that added...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By Ravenslair
Size?

Size?
Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,435
Posted By Ravenslair
hope to see that thing riding around the area...

hope to see that thing riding around the area since we live a few miles apart! Great story.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6,494
Views: 1,143,810
Posted By Ravenslair
Agreed, the black ones look nice!

Agreed, the black ones look nice!
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 520
Views: 105,147
Posted By Ravenslair
Another excellent ride report!

Another excellent ride report!
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 90,667
Posted By Ravenslair
Only one page in. Will be reading this for a few...

Only one page in. Will be reading this for a few more day. Great ride report!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6,494
Views: 1,143,810
Posted By Ravenslair
Pulled the starter on my 1150GSA to clean it. The...

Pulled the starter on my 1150GSA to clean it. The bike has 41k miles and was not showing any signs of a bad starter. I wanted to see if I had any play in my clutch spline area (none to note) so...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ravenslair
Lee makes good stuff

Lee makes good stuff
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 63,427
Posted By Ravenslair
If the price was less than an OEM one it would be...

If the price was less than an OEM one it would be a no brainer for me. I would get one to have on hand just in case.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 63,427
Posted By Ravenslair
Put me down for the next batch. I put about 11k...

Put me down for the next batch. I put about 11k miles a year on my bike. Mostly commuting but some other stuff when kids/time permit.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6,494
Views: 1,143,810
Posted By Ravenslair
New battery

Put a new PC680 in her ('04 R1150GSA). Took out the three year old Westco battery that was in the bike when I purchased it. The Westco started needing time on the charger over the weekend to keep it...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 356,376
Posted By Ravenslair
I think my issue is I have to use a charger right...

I think my issue is I have to use a charger right now to keep my aging battery topped off. That was not the case a few years ago and should not be the case with a new Odyssey. I need to reset my...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,748
Views: 356,376
Posted By Ravenslair
Battery dying, time for a new one

I have read some of roger 04 rt's thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=924913) about the Odyssey battery. I ride a 2004 R1150GSA and the battery that was in the bike when I bought...
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 41,573
Posted By Ravenslair
Just finished the first page and looking forward...

Just finished the first page and looking forward to the rest!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 894
Views: 63,427
Posted By Ravenslair
Those look great! It sounds like the price will...

Those look great! It sounds like the price will be right. Sign me up for a set when they are available.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ravenslair
See if it has the original plastic fuel quick...

See if it has the original plastic fuel quick disconnects. If so, swap them out for now metal ones from BBY. At the same time, replace the external fuel lines if they appear old or aging. Well worth...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Ravenslair
I will pull it at the next oil change in a few...

I will pull it at the next oil change in a few months and see what I am in for. For the small price of the switch I will get a new one (that hopefully comes with a new washer). Thanks for the gasket...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Ravenslair
Good to know. Thanks. I will try to determine...

Good to know. Thanks. I will try to determine what size they used so I have one on hand just in case. Not sure if it is the switch or the gasket/washer. I need to clean up some of the grime around it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By Ravenslair
Oil pressure switch torque value

My oil pressure switch is leaking. I want to replace it to see if that fixes it. Seems like the best thing to do since the switch is only $20. I have a question though.


A brief history of my 04...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,415
Posted By Ravenslair
This plus put the bike on the center stand in...

This plus put the bike on the center stand in neutral. Rotate the rear tire and see if you hear a clunk clunk. That could indicate the u-joints on the drive shaft are going. There are people that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,503
Posted By Ravenslair
I too use pieces from a laundry detergent jug. I...

I too use pieces from a laundry detergent jug. I have not had issues with them. If you want to go with leather, Michaels has swatches of leather for fairly cheap.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By Ravenslair
There is probably a metallic nail polish that...

There is probably a metallic nail polish that would be close. Top it off with a clear coat and call it good. Likely no one will take notice.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 34,004
Posted By Ravenslair
Great RR. Really looking forward to more of it.

Great RR. Really looking forward to more of it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ravenslair
Yep. The first refill afterward I was like WTF...

Yep. The first refill afterward I was like WTF until I thought about it. It was sad seeing MPG go from the low 40's to upper 30's.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ravenslair
Very true, but I prefer an accurate speed over a...

Very true, but I prefer an accurate speed over a perceived higher fuel mileage. Either way, I still get a lot better gas mileage than the Tundra or Land Cruiser (even when you add them both together!)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,674
Posted By Ravenslair
The key part is both ears. One ear bud is legal....

The key part is both ears. One ear bud is legal. Two is not.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6,494
Views: 1,143,810
Posted By Ravenslair
Added a rear compartment and top case to the GSA....

Added a rear compartment and top case to the GSA. Cut the Touratech dual MSR fuel bottle holder and mounted each half on a pannier. Washed the last 6-months of dirt off the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
Posted By Ravenslair
+1 to this solution. The update gets your speedo...

+1 to this solution. The update gets your speedo pretty darn spot on. I went from ~5 mph indicated over actual to almost spot on.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By Ravenslair
I wish I could find a full size left bag for my...

I wish I could find a full size left bag for my 1150. I have gone with the downturn pipe and would love the additional space.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6,494
Views: 1,143,810
Posted By Ravenslair
I already swapped them out, but will put these in...

I already swapped them out, but will put these in the bag as road spares in the unlikely event I need a replacement. Much appreciated.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6,494
Views: 1,143,810
Posted By Ravenslair
Replaced the air filter (OEM), engine oil (M1...

Replaced the air filter (OEM), engine oil (M1 V-Twin 20W-50 - I got this stuff for cheaper than the 5qt 15W-50 I normally use so bought a few oil changes worth), final drive oil (M1 75W-90), spark...
Forum: Vendors 08-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 177,764
Posted By Ravenslair
Again? Amazing. Because of that, I will gladly...

Again? Amazing. Because of that, I will gladly purchase an AF-XiED I had been holding off purchasing.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 894
Views: 63,427
Posted By Ravenslair
I used a heat gun and ran it for about 10 minutes...

I used a heat gun and ran it for about 10 minutes on the pins (red loctite). They backed off with just a little effort. I would be careful using a breaker bar. Too easy to put too much torque on the...
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