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Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By Roll-sen
FirstGear usually offers tall sizes in all their...

FirstGear usually offers tall sizes in all their gear, pants and jackets included. There are a couple other manufacturers too; I believe Scorpion and TourMaster have tall options in some (but not...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Roll-sen
This book is absolutely invaluable when it comes...

This book is absolutely invaluable when it comes to suspension theory, written in simple terms that anyone can understand. My local Barnes & Noble had it on the shelf, didn't even need to order it....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,095
Posted By Roll-sen
I've had similar (but not exact) problems as the...

I've had similar (but not exact) problems as the OP. Green dash indicator lights were different brightness on one side or the other, all four yellow blinkers at different brightness. This was with...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By Roll-sen
Restriction fixed, but possible other problem created.

Just got done taking off the inlet and outlet lines to the tank. Found a good bit of corrosion in both but the problem was clearly the heat trap on the inlet, exactly as y'all predicted.

Now a...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By Roll-sen
Thanks all for your input. Answers in...

Thanks all for your input.

Answers in order-
-USGSER- city water, not well.
-rapidoxidationman- yes, expansion tank is on the inlet. Sounds like a thorough testing procedure.
-trailer Rails...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,111
Posted By Roll-sen
Hey plumbers- Low hot water pressure??

Backstory- I had a new gas waterheater and expansion tank installed approx four years ago. The plumbers also thought the line pressure was too high, about 100lbs if I remember, so they installed a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By Roll-sen
For me, the single biggest factor in offroad...

For me, the single biggest factor in offroad stability and 'feel' is tire pressure. I run 40psi front and back on my 1150gs on road, and the bike will always feel squirrley and nervous off pavement...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,436
Posted By Roll-sen
Spartanman, have you spoken with Ron at Bavarian...

Spartanman, have you spoken with Ron at Bavarian Motorcycle Workshop? http://bavarianmotorcycleworkshop.com/ I can't speak for the man, but I suspect he'd be very accommodating in answering any...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By Roll-sen
The owner of Salt Lake's independent BMW shop...

The owner of Salt Lake's independent BMW shop designed and ran a homebrew turbo setup on his 2004 1150GS for years. I believe he recently sold the bike to one of his employees.

Write up on his...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By Roll-sen
Boxer Design makes a plate that attaches using...

Boxer Design makes a plate that attaches using the rear seat mounts. It pops in and locks using the regular keyed seat lock. Unlock and lift it back off.
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-17-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Roll-sen
Heading to Colorado- where to avoid because of flooding?

On Thurs 9/19 I'm headed from Salt Lake to Colorado to spend four days wandering around seeing stuff. Mostly planning to stay on the western slopes, Durango/Silverton, Salida/Buena Vista, and maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By Roll-sen
Analog voltmeter also works well. Needle will...

Analog voltmeter also works well. Needle will indicate 12v, just count the dips to get the code.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-27-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By Roll-sen
Last time I was in Wrights, they carried pretty...

Last time I was in Wrights, they carried pretty much the full line of HJC but nothing else.

Cycle Gear has a lot of HJC and cheaper models from other brands, with an emphasis on garish graphics....
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 428
Views: 137,286
Posted By Roll-sen
JRAM or anyone else with this small trailer-...

JRAM or anyone else with this small trailer- could you measure between the outside of the fenders and post the total width of the trailer? I have a narrow gate I need to fit a trailer through and...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By Roll-sen
Colorado pass conditions?

Looking to head from Salt Lake to Colorado May 16 through 19 and Im wondering if the passes are open?
Specifically,
1. Ute Pass Road between Parshall and Hwy 9<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-08-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By Roll-sen
They're not open now but usually by Memorial Day...

They're not open now but usually by Memorial Day weekend. You can track here- http://udottraffic.utah.gov/CLALertViewer.aspx?CLType=3
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By Roll-sen
:thumb I know A LOT of inmates here add...

:thumb

I know A LOT of inmates here add moly to their trans or FD. Wasn't looking to open a discussion about the suitability or usefulness of doing so, just asking if this specific product would...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,573
Posted By Roll-sen
Moly additive for trans and FD- is this product OK?

I came across a bottle of this 'Schaeffers Moly EP Oil Treatment' in my dad's garage. Obviously this is meant to be an engine additive, but would it be suitable to add to trans and FD in place of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By Roll-sen
Boxer Design makes a plate that attaches using...

Boxer Design makes a plate that attaches using the rear seat mounts. It pops in and locks using the regular keyed seat lock. Unlock and lift it back off.
...
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,421
Posted By Roll-sen
I received my top rack a few days ago. Haven't...

I received my top rack a few days ago. Haven't mounted it yet but it's definitely a stout piece. Holding it up to the bike, it looks like it'll drop right into place without any bending/grinding or...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,421
Posted By Roll-sen
I'm in. PM sent.

I'm in. PM sent.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By Roll-sen
How bout pics of the cat converter and...

How bout pics of the cat converter and transmission? I'd be interested to see how hot the tranny case gets compared the cat, and if that heat seems to be mostly along the bottom of the tranny next to...
Forum: Vendors 08-11-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,421
Posted By Roll-sen
Right on! I'll be watching for the announcement...

Right on! I'll be watching for the announcement that they're ready and to place my order.
Forum: Vendors 07-23-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 15,421
Posted By Roll-sen
I'd be in for a top rack if you offered that by...

I'd be in for a top rack if you offered that by itself.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 531,909
Posted By Roll-sen
You might try removing the rose cat plug...

You might try removing the rose cat plug completely. I got drastically different results from the IICE Air (for the better) when used without the Steptoe jumper.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-30-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By Roll-sen
Help pick destination- Three days out of Salt Lake

OK, help me pick a destination for three days in mid June, leaving from and arriving back in Salt Lake. Must be northerly or someplace cool- which rules out most of southern Utah/four corners etc.
...
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,069
Views: 142,772
Posted By Roll-sen
Dude...really?

And you're complaining? All of us who ordered when the Aire was first announced waited a hell of a lot longer than that. All that history is spelled out word for word through this entire thread....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,747
Posted By Roll-sen
I believe that area is closed to motorized...

I believe that area is closed to motorized travel. It's called the 'High Uintas Winderness area' and is only open to hiking or horseback. A decent recreation-oriented map and/or checking with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,234
Posted By Roll-sen
GSA has the wider windscreen. Longer shocks help...

GSA has the wider windscreen. Longer shocks help contribute to the higher seat and more ground clearance; the GSA seat might come into play there too. Don't know if it itself sits any higher than...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 59,475
Posted By Roll-sen
The manufacture of a rack for the E model would...

The manufacture of a rack for the E model would be a huge deal. I'm sure there would be a ton of E owners (myself included) that would be interested.

Good to hear this is happening and please...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,334
Posted By Roll-sen
Ohlins rebuild in SLC

Contact Jason at Corporate Suspension here in Salt Lake. He rebuilt the Ohlins off my 1150GS this last spring for a very fair price. Knows what he's doing and quick turnaround too, although it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By Roll-sen
Voltmeter wired from Centech fuse block. ...

Voltmeter wired from Centech fuse block.

Running at idle- 13.9 - 14.0
Running at freeway RPM w/lo and hi beam 35w HIDs- 13.8 - 14.0
Freeway RPM w/low + hi HID + two aux 35w HIDs- 13.6 - 13.8...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,030
Posted By Roll-sen
Ron at Bavarian Motorcycle Workshop is the guy to...

Ron at Bavarian Motorcycle Workshop is the guy to see. They have their own trailer for stranded bike pickup and will treat you right. Ron has done a bunch of final drives (see his write up here...
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 59,475
Posted By Roll-sen
+1

+1 for a way to adapt to fit an "E".
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 531,909
Posted By Roll-sen
Man, I can't tell you how my heart sank when I...

Man, I can't tell you how my heart sank when I read this list and saw I was not on it. I was SO expecting to be part of this batch. I ordered Mar 17 and I know I was in the first 50.

So the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Roll-sen
Most helpful; thanks!

Most helpful; thanks!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-09-2011, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Roll-sen
Southwestern MT road conditions

Hey all, can anyone fill me in on conditions for these roads? I'll be travelling with a less-experienced rider on a Triumph Street Triple- anything that might be an issue for him on these roads?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,244
Posted By Roll-sen
If you're in Utah...

Ron Schmidt at Bavarian Motorcycle Workshop in SLC has done a great number of FD overhauls. He's a certified BMW Master Tech and was Service Manager at a dealer before he opened his own shop.

See...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2011, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By Roll-sen
Its completely solid in that it does not vibrate...

Its completely solid in that it does not vibrate on its own, although it does vibrate with the windscreen over uneven terrain. I suspect a smaller windscreen than the giant CeeBaileys with a Laminar...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 20,092
Posted By Roll-sen
I know, old thread, but it's been most useful for...

I know, old thread, but it's been most useful for a number of us with ABS module problems. So an update on my previous posts.

My ABS started to fault again last Oct. Same fault- #7. Disassembled...
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