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Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,186
Views: 1,044,386
Posted By ElMartillo
Ha! :thumb

Ha! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3,186
Views: 1,044,386
Posted By ElMartillo
Actually, the highest point in WA is a volcano...

Actually, the highest point in WA is a volcano (inactive), Mt. Rainier at 14,400'. Mt. Saint Helens is in Washington and we all know what happened there a few years ago. The highest point in South...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By ElMartillo
There are no top "pinch" points. The chrome fork...

There are no top "pinch" points. The chrome fork tubes should rotate by hand when installed. If you can't rotate one or both by hand with no weight on the front wheel, it/they may be bent. Look for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ElMartillo
Good to know it's likely an OEM replacement part,...

Good to know it's likely an OEM replacement part, but a good reminder that the quality and conscientiousness of the work performed is at least as important as the quality of the parts used.

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ElMartillo
The starter on the GSA looks a lot newer than the...

The starter on the GSA looks a lot newer than the rest of the bike. Has a "Made in Poland" sticker. Is likely an aftermarket. Whoever replaced the starter must have lost and not replaced the dowel.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ElMartillo
An inspection of the GS reveals a dowel, I'm...

An inspection of the GS reveals a dowel, I'm fairly certain it was not present on the GSA. This would explain it's misalignment.

Only cleaned and lubed the moving external parts, I did not...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By ElMartillo
Noisy, Sloppy Starter '02 GSA

Fairly new-to-me '02 GSA with 80K+ miles. Starter had been particularly loud since I got it, compared to my former bike, a Y2K GS. Recent cold weather starting procedures resulted in what sounded...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,449
Views: 504,930
Posted By ElMartillo
The Black Rider

The replacement to my totalled Y2K GS. It's a project, but a strong runner.

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t431/trfolger/GS%20Stuff/E5AE9F39-EAEB-4C73-8AE1-60963DD5D5D5_zpsyiahr8yp.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,590
Posted By ElMartillo
I'm Addicted

I started riding just for fun again when I got my Y2K GS with 53K miles on her. I put over 60K miles in the four and a half years that I rode it over a variety of roads, with as much un-pavement as...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,062
Posted By ElMartillo
You might consider just making a larger heat...

You might consider just making a larger heat shield to replace the factory one (if there is one) as I did on my XL600
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By ElMartillo
My mistake: H1:thumb

My mistake: H1:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 03:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By ElMartillo
35w HIDs in both hi and lo beam :thumbup DDM if...

35w HIDs in both hi and lo beam :thumbup
DDM if you're a DIYer :thumbup
4300k temp :thumbup
LED spots of your choice to augment hibeam esp for FTP :thumbup
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,538
Posted By ElMartillo
I have purchased from DDM, and have had good...

I have purchased from DDM, and have had good experience with them. My 1150GSA takes an H4 bulb, direct replacement. No instructions, but there is only one way to install. It should be evident. I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 53,900
Posted By ElMartillo
Uh, yeah. When I read quote #1 I kinda suspected...

Uh, yeah. When I read quote #1 I kinda suspected over-torquing. :hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By ElMartillo
Has it done this as long as you've owned the...

Has it done this as long as you've owned the bike? Have any mods been done to the directional system (i.e. installed/removed aftermarket directionals)? Have you removed the left side switchgear...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,186
Views: 1,044,386
Posted By ElMartillo
Thanks, it's the replacement for my totalled Y2K...

Thanks, it's the replacement for my totalled Y2K GS. It was in rough shape when I got it, but I'm constantly making improvements and she's growing on me, so to speak.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,542
Posted By ElMartillo
I use Pelican cases. They are available in many...

I use Pelican cases. They are available in many sizes. Easy to mount, though I made my own racks/mount system.

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t431/trfolger/FXD-002_zps954b56ea.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By ElMartillo
Just watched the vid. Kind of a hack-job on a few...

Just watched the vid. Kind of a hack-job on a few different levels but he seems to have pulled off the repair, at least temporarily, regardless.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By ElMartillo
Yes, it's the smaller white connector. You may...

Yes, it's the smaller white connector. You may want to check continuity between the brown and black wires going into a single hand grip (left side in your case). If you have continuity it may be...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 795
Views: 53,900
Posted By ElMartillo
Recieved the new bushings two days ago. Heated...

Recieved the new bushings two days ago. Heated workshop will be available within a couple of weeks, so I'll put off my install until then. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3,186
Views: 1,044,386
Posted By ElMartillo
Warm Hands, Cold Beer

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t431/trfolger/GS%20Stuff/E5AE9F39-EAEB-4C73-8AE1-60963DD5D5D5_zpsyiahr8yp.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,201
Posted By ElMartillo
Do yourself a favor. Order the QDs from Beemer...

Do yourself a favor. Order the QDs from Beemer Boneyard and install 'em. One of the most useful upgrades for the GS(A)s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,392
Posted By ElMartillo
More likely the crew of grips carried the bike up...

More likely the crew of grips carried the bike up one flight of stairs backwards, then the descent was filmed.

Jim, like the motorcycle operator in the video, if you were a professional stunt...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By ElMartillo
Bosch oil filter #3330 $6-$7 at Autozone or the...

Bosch oil filter #3330 $6-$7 at Autozone or the like. They also sell motorcycle specific oil, quite often at a great price per quart.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,459
Posted By ElMartillo
Perhaps the above is inaccurate. Your referenced...

Perhaps the above is inaccurate. Your referenced post:



Your math, my lights:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6,012
Views: 1,026,168
Posted By ElMartillo
I like it, but depending on it's melting point I...

I like it, but depending on it's melting point I wonder how the PLA bigfoot would deal with the heat of scorching asphalt?

An ex-girlfriend would put a sheet of white paper folded twice under her...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By ElMartillo
I guess I must be psychic! :norton Glad it...

I guess I must be psychic! :norton

Glad it was an easy fix :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,448
Posted By ElMartillo
I'm the first to admit that I know nothing about...

I'm the first to admit that I know nothing about nothing, but you may find best results in sealing that crack if you remove the valve cover, clean it thoroughly and apply the JB Weld to the inside as...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 189,098
Posted By ElMartillo
Got some night photos done. This is after...

Got some night photos done. This is after converting both low and high beams to HID, installing two 18-watt D2 knockoffs with amber lenses and two 10-watt single LED spot beams. The photos aren't...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6,012
Views: 1,026,168
Posted By ElMartillo
Busted out the soldering iron and repaired some...

Busted out the soldering iron and repaired some wire damage on my heated hand grips. Now they work!
Temps in the 30s here lately so I'm going to need 'em! :vardy
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,368
Posted By ElMartillo
Mega-Illumination For Under $200

HID conversion high and low beams, D2 copy fog lights and lower fork marker lights wired to the stock GSA aux light switch, and two 10-watt/per LED spotlights to augment the highbeams.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 189,098
Posted By ElMartillo
I bet you can ask the seller how much it weighs....

I bet you can ask the seller how much it weighs. I'll try to pull one off and weigh it for you.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 189,098
Posted By ElMartillo
Finished Lighting Upgrades Total Cost Under $200

This bike replaces my Y2K GS, crashed on August 28th. It's a temporary rider, which will eventually become a loaner, so though I want it to run well, look good, and be safe, I'm keeping it on a tight...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 154,284
Posted By ElMartillo
I made this rally-style windshield for my '80...

I made this rally-style windshield for my '80 XL600. 1/4" thick ABS sheet, carefully heated with a propane torch to make the bends.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 189,098
Posted By ElMartillo
I just recieved a reply to my query: The lights I...

I just recieved a reply to my query: The lights I purchased and installed are not dim-able. I am very happy with the overall quality and performance of them.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By ElMartillo
Go for it. I made this rally-style fairing for my...

Go for it. I made this rally-style fairing for my XL600 out of 1/4" thick ABS. I put straight bends in it but if youheated it evenly with a heat gun you could get more graceful bends out of the...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 189,098
Posted By ElMartillo
Is it likely Rigid's "over/under voltage...

Is it likely Rigid's "over/under voltage protection" has something to do with it?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,993
Posted By ElMartillo
Personally, I wouldn't spray anything as you may...

Personally, I wouldn't spray anything as you may cover the inside of the glass with overspray. I also wouldn't use WD40. I can only recommend my procedure using TriFlow. It worked.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 189,098
Posted By ElMartillo
I will ask the folks I bought them from. The...

I will ask the folks I bought them from. The listed lumen output per unit is 1620, I'm sure that is without the amber lens installed. Those amber lenses take quite a bit of the edge off the lighting,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 53,900
Posted By ElMartillo
That's fine. My observations, not complaints. ...

That's fine. My observations, not complaints.

As I understand with the factory assemblage, the outside pin is torqued, then the inside pin. I imagine this would be the same procedure with the...
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