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Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Terry
Just do what I do. Make a mental note to forget...

Just do what I do. Make a mental note to forget to do it next tire change.

By the way, your tire plug kit is worthless when the valve stem decides to give up. Just saying.

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Terry
No brainer. I think maybe we have discovered why...

No brainer. I think maybe we have discovered why my tire went flat.....

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Terry
Let's pretend for a moment that I'm smart enough...

Let's pretend for a moment that I'm smart enough to learn from my mistake and I plan to change it again somewhat before 12 years/ 126,915 miles. Is this a common automotive type that I can pick up...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Terry
Sure. It sounds so easy when you say it. :lol3 ...

Sure. It sounds so easy when you say it. :lol3

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,407
Posted By Terry
How long does a valve stem last?

In my case, about 12 years or 136,915 miles. Although I do suggest you change yours at least a few days or a couple of miles earlier than that. :1drink
Just one of those things I kept meaning to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By Terry
Oil pressure switch? If so it will have only one...

Oil pressure switch? If so it will have only one wire attached at the top of it. The other contact is the body (ground). It closes when oil pressure is low, grounding the wire. If the wire is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By Terry
Do not use either stand. There have been reports...

Do not use either stand. There have been reports here that doing so can cause severe damage to the case. Especially the center stand.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,283
Posted By Terry
On the 2002 model, watch out for the mid year...

On the 2002 model, watch out for the mid year part number change. You need to look at the date of manufacture on the label on the frame and order the correct pads. I've screwed it up a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Terry
For $120 I'd give it a try putting it back...

For $120 I'd give it a try putting it back together. You can remove it without taking everything apart again, so you don't risk much trying it out. The hardest part is snaking the harness through...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Terry
Looking at your pictures, it looks like the metal...

Looking at your pictures, it looks like the metal prong on the outer ring of the part on the left should mate with the metal tit on outer ring of the part on the right. Just a guess.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 933
Posted By Terry
I think you did that wrong. There is a connector...

I think you did that wrong. There is a connector under the tank for that harness that you disconnect to get the tranny out. Fishing it out out through the frame is one of life's little joys (not!),...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,408
Posted By Terry
What about a nomogram for each wheel diameter?

What about a nomogram for each wheel diameter?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,549
Posted By Terry
Def asked that in this thread: ...

Def asked that in this thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976608&page=3

I don't think there was an answer, so I'm guessing no.

Terry
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,408
Posted By Terry
What about one of those Nomograph (Nomogram)...

What about one of those Nomograph (Nomogram) things?

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,549
Posted By Terry
I have always removed the swing arm. I don't...

I have always removed the swing arm. I don't know if you can get to the front end with the swing arm in place, or even if you could pop it off, if the shaft can be removed from the swing arm to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,549
Posted By Terry
Could it be that the rubber inside the drive...

Could it be that the rubber inside the drive shaft (to the final drive) is slipping instead of the clutch?

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Terry
Not bad for a couple of ten dollar bearings......

Not bad for a couple of ten dollar bearings......
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 26,719
Posted By Terry
I already have one! I just never thought of...

I already have one! I just never thought of using it for that!
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,408
Posted By Terry
This is great! As an Engineer, I really...

This is great! As an Engineer, I really appreciate the approach. I'm tempted to try it just to see it work.
But the problem with me is that after I have succesfully managed to wrestle the old...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By Terry
Could be the heat caused the magnets in the...

Could be the heat caused the magnets in the starter motor to come loose. That will drag a battery down bad.

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Terry
Some people get by without the socket with the...

Some people get by without the socket with the cutout. If you search on this forum you will see more than a few opinions. Some will set the adjustment and wait over night for the loctite to set up...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Terry
No. The hard part is loosening the pivot bolts....

No. The hard part is loosening the pivot bolts. The bearings drive out pretty easy. I use a socket that is just the right size to bear on the outer race. And a long extension on the socket lets me...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,262
Posted By Terry
If I follow correctly, you are saying the final...

If I follow correctly, you are saying the final drive moves 1/8" or so sided to side where it attaches to the swing arm.
If I got that right, it means the swing arm pivot bearings are very loose. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,899
Posted By Terry
I've had my transmission out several times and...

I've had my transmission out several times and turned it every conceivable orientation while I cleaned it up and even repainted it once. Never had the problem you are experiencing.
The suggestion...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 434
Posted By Terry
Just guessing here, but it sounds like a bad...

Just guessing here, but it sounds like a bad ground. Are there any other symptoms? Do the other warning lights work normally?
I had a flakey ground on my 1150GS (2002) that make the lights act...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By Terry
On the corrosion: I sealed the upper end of the...

On the corrosion:
I sealed the upper end of the rubber sheath that covers the clutch hydraulic line. I used some black RTV to make it so water can't get in that upper end. Follow the line up under...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,899
Posted By Terry
The only other thing I can think of (if the...

The only other thing I can think of (if the clutch push rod is correct and the master and slave cylinders are doing thier thing), is maybe the new input seal on the tranny got pushed in far enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,899
Posted By Terry
I struggled with the clutch push-rod direction...

I struggled with the clutch push-rod direction the first time I did this job. The picture in the manual I was looking at wasn't great and I wasn't sure which way it goes for a while. But the end...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,899
Posted By Terry
If the clutch doesn't engage (release), then it...

If the clutch doesn't engage (release), then it will be very difficult to shift.
Maybe the clutch push rod is in backwards?

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,123
Posted By Terry
Get yourself some Guard Dog Moly GD-570 ...

Get yourself some Guard Dog Moly GD-570

http://www.guarddogmoly.com/gd570.shtml

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Terry
I don't know squat about what could be causing...

I don't know squat about what could be causing the shifting issue. That's why I was suggesting the input shaft swap into the tranny that shifts well. But I understand your desire to use the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Terry
Here is the thread from way back when. ...

Here is the thread from way back when.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207014&page=16&highlight=spline
There doesn't seem to be a published spec, but somewhere below 0.1 mm runout...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Terry
BTW, not trying to hyjack the thread from the...

BTW, not trying to hyjack the thread from the original question or anything, but you should address the issue of why the splines got destroyed. There are many theories out here on the web, but in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 605
Posted By Terry
Well I'm sure people with much more knowledge...

Well I'm sure people with much more knowledge than I have will weigh in here. But my first thought is to change the input shaft from the bad shifter into your tranny with the bad splines. The only...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 28,243
Posted By Terry
Ah yes. I only had to go back a couple of pages...

Ah yes. I only had to go back a couple of pages in this thread to be reminded of that!

Terry
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 28,243
Posted By Terry
Someone had a longer shaft produced at one point....

Someone had a longer shaft produced at one point. But it was upwards of a grand if I remember right.

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,687
Posted By Terry
I think (and that is dangerous) that the shaft...

I think (and that is dangerous) that the shaft and bearings tend to be pretty much the same length always. But it is the housing that is the variable (and maybe the gears and spacers on the shaft)....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,687
Posted By Terry
True, but in this case I was just looking for a...

True, but in this case I was just looking for a delta, not an absolute number. They seemed accurate enough for that. Although I'm certainly no machinist (but I did stay in a Holiday Inn once)....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,687
Posted By Terry
I found it was easy to measure the assembled...

I found it was easy to measure the assembled length of the input shaft with a 6" dial caliper. I measured the old one and then the new one assembled with the new bearings and they were pretty much...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,687
Posted By Terry
Here is the pictorial in the HOW that helped me...

Here is the pictorial in the HOW that helped me out when I did mine:
http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/R11xx%20tranny%20rebuild.html

Terry
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