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Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By SourKraut
Solas tape. I'm sure you could find it cheaper...

Solas tape. I'm sure you could find it cheaper but;

http://www.aerostich.com/adhesive-3m-solas-grade-reflective.html
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 4,333,481
Posted By SourKraut
My GSA is looking intimidated by the new (50 year...

My GSA is looking intimidated by the new (50 year old) Honda.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-7QmtdWs/0/L/IMG_0977-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,162
Posted By SourKraut
I am very glad I got the GSA. I don't notice any...

I am very glad I got the GSA. I don't notice any difference in handling at all whether the tank is full or empty. If you can handle the higher seat/weight get the GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,601
Posted By SourKraut
I put 1500 miles on the chinese Tourances...

I put 1500 miles on the chinese Tourances installed last Wednesday at the dealer. Did the puppy dog route all the way up VT to Canadian border then ran all over Adirondacks and back down gap roads...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,601
Posted By SourKraut
Just had a new pair of made in China standard...

Just had a new pair of made in China standard Tourances installed. They seem fine to me so far but I will be putting a couple thousand miles on in the next few days. I'll only remember to update the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,899
Posted By SourKraut
I own both and much prefer the camhead engine for...

I own both and much prefer the camhead engine for its power. Personally, I find it far easier to not fiddle with trying to perfectly equalize all the valve clearances. Plus, on a camhead you check...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By SourKraut
Not on a camhead, you wait until out of spec and...

Not on a camhead, you wait until out of spec and get the next size up or down. They don't sell "in between" sizes so that you can fine tune the clearance. They sell shims that jump half the allowed...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 163,597
Posted By SourKraut
I'm interested in feedback from riders using the...

I'm interested in feedback from riders using the current tire because I need a new set of tires for my 12GSA next week. I'm far less interested in helping Continental do their job of making tires by...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 163,597
Posted By SourKraut
I personally am very glad that there are others...

I personally am very glad that there are others who ride the hell out of their bikes like me and report back their observations. I say ride your own ride and quit judging others just because they...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 26,956
Posted By SourKraut
I call my GS "GS" and my GSA "GSA" or...

I call my GS "GS" and my GSA "GSA" or "adventure." My creativity knows no bounds.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,305
Posted By SourKraut
Are you saying the low level indicator came on...

Are you saying the low level indicator came on while underway or did it come on when you stopped on an incline? Mine has never come on while underway but gives a false low indication when I am at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,962
Posted By SourKraut
This friend may be too sensitive for motorcycles...

This friend may be too sensitive for motorcycles if a picture of a broken driveshaft scares him.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By SourKraut
For the above reason I replaced everything with...

For the above reason I replaced everything with new parts when I did mine. The question is, do you want to go at least another 50K before you have to go back in there or not?
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,082
Posted By SourKraut
You presume a lot. I'll leave you to wallow in...

You presume a lot. I'll leave you to wallow in your glorious ignorance which you managed to demonstrate in so few posts.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,082
Posted By SourKraut
I am accustomed to my GS and GSA. Compared to...

I am accustomed to my GS and GSA. Compared to those it is tiny and the ergos suck for me at 5'11" with a 33" inseam. Passable for a quick commute but not for a day of riding. I've even had older...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
Posted By SourKraut
I've had great luck contacting vendors when I...

I've had great luck contacting vendors when I lose parts like this. I've had them send me small spares free of charge a number of times which has generated return sales by me. Worth a try.
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,082
Posted By SourKraut
Sat on the '15 R1200R yesterday which confirmed...

Sat on the '15 R1200R yesterday which confirmed it is way too small for my taste/comfort in the seat to peg distance. Great for shorter folks though (33" inseam here).
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,420
Posted By SourKraut
I personally would never, ever, ever continue...

I personally would never, ever, ever continue running any of my vehicles with a red engine temperature warning alert. Not even 100 yards or however long it took to get it stopped.

That said, I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,014
Posted By SourKraut
Buffeting. Tobinators or a barn door...

Buffeting.

Tobinators or a barn door fairing - take your pick.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,489
Posted By SourKraut
I haven't the slightest bit of guilt when I go...

I haven't the slightest bit of guilt when I go ride my motorcycles for no other reason than to have fun. One of them has a cat, the other doesn't and I sleep just fine thank you very much....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,490
Posted By SourKraut
I wouldn't worry about it in the least but some...

I wouldn't worry about it in the least but some folks wouldn't be able to sleep with 10-40 in there. It will be fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,330
Posted By SourKraut
Yes, cap both.

Yes, cap both.
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,055
Posted By SourKraut
My chest freezer has a Johnson Controls temp...

My chest freezer has a Johnson Controls temp controller in it and has never had that issue. Just be sure the thermocouple is in the air, not touching the side of the freezer or any contents.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By SourKraut
Exactly what I said above, you wait until they...

Exactly what I said above, you wait until they get just to, or just outside the spec and when you install a new one it puts you back near the middle of the tolerance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,870
Posted By SourKraut
Exactly what Jim said. My first one was barely...

Exactly what Jim said. My first one was barely out of spec at 18K and you just buy the next size sphere since they step up/down in size basically half the tolerance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By SourKraut
My '12 GSA gives low oil warnings well before the...

My '12 GSA gives low oil warnings well before the oil is out of the sight glass. Especially if you stop on an incline and idle for a minute. I just give it a couple hudred cc's of oil when the oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By SourKraut
Yes, but in "suspension speak" ride height...

Yes, but in "suspension speak" ride height adjustment is different than jacking the bike up by maxing out the preload. If it had ride height adjustment it woud mean that we could leave it set at an...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By SourKraut
Otherwise known as "Enduro ESA" on the GS/A as I...

Otherwise known as "Enduro ESA" on the GS/A as I understand it?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By SourKraut
I just read that there is an elastomer in the...

I just read that there is an elastomer in the rear shock that gets wound up locking out the first couple of coils, effectively changing the spring rate. Who knows but I'm quite unimpressed with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By SourKraut
In looking into it I see that my '12 GSA does...

In looking into it I see that my '12 GSA does also adjust spring rate along with preload and damping. I see nothing about ride height though - I assumed that it was simply the increased preload that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,490
Posted By SourKraut
ESA through 2012/13 on oil cooled bikes has no...

ESA through 2012/13 on oil cooled bikes has no adjustments for ride height or spring rate. It only adjusts damping and preload.

I have not done it on my 2012 but a number on this forum have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By SourKraut
I simply have a spare regular brake bleed valve...

I simply have a spare regular brake bleed valve that I thread in after removing the grub screw. Then I use a mityvac to pull fluid through.

Cheap and easy.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 163,597
Posted By SourKraut
Yeah, I plan to try a pair out on my GSA this...

Yeah, I plan to try a pair out on my GSA this summer after I finish off the tourances on there now. Then I too can weigh in with my personal opinion of these tires and how they respond to my riding...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,395
Posted By SourKraut
Got it - you can cure that by a simple press of...

Got it - you can cure that by a simple press of the reset button and it re-learns the new diameters, post hoonage. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,395
Posted By SourKraut
It has only alerted once and I had a slow leak. ...

It has only alerted once and I had a slow leak. I've been spinning them quite a bit with all the snow - it must ignore all those events when the traction control kicks in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-10-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,790
Posted By SourKraut
In as usual - thanks for doing this again Grace!

In as usual - thanks for doing this again Grace!
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,395
Posted By SourKraut
Makes me happy to have the system on my GTI. It...

Makes me happy to have the system on my GTI. It uses the abs sensors to detect diffences in rolling diameter from underinflation. I switch back and forth between winter/summer wheels and just hit...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,399
Posted By SourKraut
That completely sucks. I've seen a number of...

That completely sucks. I've seen a number of previous generation GS/GSAs (mine included) go down on both sides with no damage beyond a scratched engine guard, are the new ones a little more tender?
Forum: Road Warriors 01-30-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 170,082
Posted By SourKraut
The local dealer has a R1200R for the stunning...

The local dealer has a R1200R for the stunning price of $17,800 with no accessories (bags/screen/protection). That is what I paid for my '12 GSA - thus ends my interest in the new R. I think I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 842
Posted By SourKraut
ABS always engages unless it is broken. The two...

ABS always engages unless it is broken. The two flashing lights (together) are normal and should go away after you roll away from a standstill. If they flash alternately then you have a fault. You...
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