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Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,724
Posted By Idatoe
BMW sells a reflective, self adhesive, woven...

BMW sells a reflective, self adhesive, woven asbestos type material to protect the left bag. I put it on a Jesse sidecase. CoolIt/ThermoTec makes the same product.
I also had a problem on my 1150gs...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By Idatoe
clean around the seal to prevent seal failure.

clean around the seal to prevent seal failure.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,472
Posted By Idatoe
Sounds an awful lot like Canadian style passing...

Sounds an awful lot like Canadian style passing etiquette. In Canada a car will come barrelling up on a car to pass and hammer the brakes when they get right behind the car. The the car then pulls...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By Idatoe
I installed three aircraft style mounting rails...

I installed three aircraft style mounting rails on the floor. These have movable tie down rings. I mounted a removable wheel chock. I think the hot setup would be one of those wheel mounts that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,450
Posted By Idatoe
Thanks all. I appreciate the help. I did not...

Thanks all. I appreciate the help. I did not think that I would be getting beat up over philisophical or purchasing frequency habits with regards to this. I have been hurt for the last couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,634
Posted By Idatoe
Check the fuel pump relay in the fuse box.

Check the fuel pump relay in the fuse box.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,450
Posted By Idatoe
Discount Dealer Parts

I have not purchased any parts in quite a while and it appears that Chicago BMW and Hammersley BMw are out of business. I used to buy most of my parts from Chicago at 20% off. Is there another...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By Idatoe
The Touratech shifter works great. You should be...

The Touratech shifter works great. You should be able to get a little adjustment out of the stock linkage as well. I would stay away from Adventure Workshop.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Idatoe
You might be able to weld on a set of enduro peg...

You might be able to weld on a set of enduro peg extensoins and get a 1/2" and a bigger peg. IMS and Thumper(burly pegs) make them for dirt bikes
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By Idatoe
I used to worry about hitting obstacles like...

I used to worry about hitting obstacles like small rocks and worry about pounding on steep jeep roads, working the shocks and suspension and in the long run the bikes can take it. After enough long...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By Idatoe
Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh? do...

Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh? do you ride hard and on washboarded dirt roads? Do you have your compression set high? or low? what altitude is the bike ridden and stored at?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,921
Posted By Idatoe
The BMW cover is very, very nice. I use a Nelson...

The BMW cover is very, very nice. I use a Nelson Rigg 1/2 cover on the road. It rides in it's own butt bag stapped to my top case for easy access, keeps rain and prying eyes off my bike at lunch...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2008, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Idatoe
Thanks Ted. My shocks both blew out as new...

Thanks Ted. My shocks both blew out as new shocks. I will be sending mine to you soon. Maybe because I'm a 240 lb rider who rides hard long days they blow out.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By Idatoe
try Ski-doo or Polaris. Theymake heated hand...

try Ski-doo or Polaris. Theymake heated hand grip kits with thermostats for their touring snowmobiles
Forum: Old's Cool 10-21-2008, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Idatoe
I got a Supertrapp from Motorcycle Accessory...

I got a Supertrapp from Motorcycle Accessory Warehouse for about $350. That is a complete system with new pipes, y-connector, and muffler. The pipes are slightly larger than 800 pipes as the system...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Idatoe
Wilbers repair shop recommendation

I blew another seal in a wilbers shock in less than 20k. Where is the best place to have them repaired. Last time I had Klaus, from whom I purchased the shocks, do a warranty repair and it took over...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Idatoe
Loose Turn Lamps with Jesse Luggage

I have Jesse bags on my 1150 gs adv and the turn lamps will not tighten on the Jesse mounts for the lamps. The lamps continually rotate down and the left has fallen off three times. When the left...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Idatoe
I think the pump was clogged with carbon dust...

I think the pump was clogged with carbon dust from the canister. I had to clean quite a bit out of the tank. The canister is now gone. New pump works great. Hammersley had it in stock and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2008, 11:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Idatoe
I thought the fuel pump was running but it was...

I thought the fuel pump was running but it was not, blown fuse. Thanks for the help.

I learned a good lesson. Instead of checking the obvious fuses, I hitch hiked 25 miles back to my trailer...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Idatoe
It stopped running instantly and all of the dsah...

It stopped running instantly and all of the dsah lights, etc. stayed on. I was in 6th gear going about 75mph. I had gone over some rougher speed bumps at about 20mph 20min. before it happened. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Idatoe
Checked Kill Switch. ok. checked sidestand...

Checked Kill Switch. ok. checked sidestand switch. Fuel pump is running. Tonight I will remove the tank and inspect wiring harness, connectors, etc.

Motor cranks over but battery seems weak....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 995
Posted By Idatoe
motor stopped running after big bump.

I rode my 2003 1150 adventure over a cattle grate that had a good jolt and as soon as I went over it my motor quit. Battery power will turn the motor over but it won't start. Any clues?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Idatoe
Elka and Works Performance are the brands I was...

Elka and Works Performance are the brands I was refering to.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,517
Posted By Idatoe
If your on you way to Sturgis shouldn't you get...

If your on you way to Sturgis shouldn't you get something like a baby blue custom with white Chinchila fur ruffles?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 789
Posted By Idatoe
If I was on a budget I would go with Works...

If I was on a budget I would go with Works Connection. If I wasn't on a budget I would get the Elba (sp?) that have remote adjustable damping. Keep your old ones to put on when you send your fancy...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By Idatoe
My poorly designed Staintune muffler pointed the...

My poorly designed Staintune muffler pointed the exhaust much higher than stock or a Remus and melted my rear turn signal. The subsequent short blew my Signal minder. A new BMW relay cost more than a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2008, 02:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,464
Posted By Idatoe
With additional filters they reccommend 25K or...

With additional filters they reccommend 25K or one year on their best oil. Most of their oils are 7500. I personally change mine at 6K and get a lube job and oil filter change at 3000. A vehicle...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2008, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,464
Posted By Idatoe
Synthetic works great in dirt bikes with wet...

Synthetic works great in dirt bikes with wet clutches. I use Belray EXS full synthetic in 10-50 or 5-60 in my Honda XR. Belray also makes a synthetic oil called Thumper. Feathering a clutch trail...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2008, 12:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,464
Posted By Idatoe
I use Amsoil in everything. I believe Amsoil was...

I use Amsoil in everything. I believe Amsoil was the first sythetic oil, with Mobil one being the first mass marketed sythetic. Amsoil is reasonably priced if you join their club for twenty dollars...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Idatoe
On 1150's Staintune has a design flaw. They...

On 1150's Staintune has a design flaw. They advertise interchagability with OEM parts but if you use their collector box the OEM or other aftermarket muffler alignment changes and will rub on Jesse...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2008, 02:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,581
Posted By Idatoe
I have only had one speeding ticket since I have...

I have only had one speeding ticket since I have had my detector connected to my intercom. I'm the kind of guy that used to get four or five tickets a year. I rarely get more than 5000 out of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,717
Posted By Idatoe
I bought my 2003 from them. Okay price, horrible...

I bought my 2003 from them. Okay price, horrible service. I had them do some factory recall work. They put my rear brake hose on backwards and we not very easy to work with. They used to be an...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By Idatoe
The Staintune collector box with stock or remus...

The Staintune collector box with stock or remus muffler rubs jesse bags. Definitely changes the alignment of stock muffler. Staintune didn't beleive me either and I tried 3 collector boxes all with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,645
Posted By Idatoe
Hammersley is 15% off. Chicago is 20%. ...

Hammersley is 15% off. Chicago is 20%. Hammesley is the most polite and responsive parts supplier I have ever dealt with.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,568
Posted By Idatoe
bmw has adhesive backed insulation for that...

bmw has adhesive backed insulation for that purpose but I don't know the part #. I got mine at Chicago Bmw. Aerostich also has a similar product that i have used. I have also used muffler heat...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By Idatoe
Staintune never fixed their fit issue with the...

Staintune never fixed their fit issue with the 1150. When using a Staintune collector box the stock or other mufflers rub on the panniers. Only when using the staintune muffler (which sounds like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By Idatoe
Try micapeak.com

Try micapeak.com
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By Idatoe
It might be a leak in the master cylinder at the...

It might be a leak in the master cylinder at the lever or a leak at one of the front pistons. Clean the bike and go for a ride on a dusty road and look for leaks.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2008, 04:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,524
Posted By Idatoe
Here is a discount source for the touratech ...

Here is a discount source for the touratech

http://www.bestrestproducts.com/celestia/products/proxxon/

The Girot's garage 3/8" wrench is made in England. Everybody knows the English do...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,524
Posted By Idatoe
The Touratech wrench is good for low torque. ...

The Touratech wrench is good for low torque. Girot's Garage sells a nice 3/8" for most other apps. A good 1/2 is handy for the wheels and larger bolts. I don't think I would waste any money on a...
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