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Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 973
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Yes, practice makes perfect. When I first used...

Yes, practice makes perfect. When I first used one I broke tips, had trouble getting the tire to stay clamped, etc... I thought I had bought nothing but a really expensive wheel stand. I few rounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I always take my skid plates off (including this...

I always take my skid plates off (including this one, my 1100, klr, 800...) for oil changes. Doesn't add much time and saves a lot of mess due to oil filter removal too. Also you can clean everything...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,901
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Have spent time up there. I know of two rental...

Have spent time up there. I know of two rental companies in particular that run the GS twins up there every summer on AK fuel and I have never heard of this happening. So, I wouldn't bet fuel did it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,259
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I will give them a try when my K60's are shot...

I will give them a try when my K60's are shot (could be a while! :D )

Little less talk and a lot more action please.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 534
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Overkill is subjective. If you think you need it,...

Overkill is subjective. If you think you need it, get it. AltRider makes a set as well.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
It's on there for road laws that don't exist in...

It's on there for road laws that don't exist in the US. You can remove it. It'll break if you get on some rough/rocky roads...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
All this rally talk...

Anyone going to this? Free demos, camping, riding, vendors...

http://bmwmotorcyclefestival.com/

Me thinks it could be a good time, looks like all the socal dealerships are participating.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
yawhat? I agreed that tb's out of sync causes...

yawhat? I agreed that tb's out of sync causes your vibes. But your BBS ain't doing nothing but syncing the idle. Your (irritating) vibes ain't happening at idle, or maybe they are? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
2013 GSA Last of the oil cooled and a...

2013 GSA

Last of the oil cooled and a fantastic bike all around.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 389
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Do you have other motives with this compressor?...

Do you have other motives with this compressor? The info you read is correct, but why not just carry a cheap electric pump from wally world. They work just fine. :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,619
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
yabut... correct me if I'm wrong. The screws are...

yabut... correct me if I'm wrong. The screws are to adjust the idle sync, the cable adjust is what gets rid of your vibes at higher rpm's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Thanks Twighlight, got all that figured out. Just...

Thanks Twighlight, got all that figured out. Just a line issue, fixed with a coupler. Wishing the rear line came with banjo fittings on both ends :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
It is in perfect working order, I even removed...

It is in perfect working order, I even removed the hardlines without damage.

I removed it because I don't use it, except maybe once in the rain the rear kicked in when it should. Other than that,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Hmm I was on realoem and didn't see dif part #'s....

Hmm I was on realoem and didn't see dif part #'s. I'll look in to that.

And the thing is, I already bought a set of lines, I don't want to go buying another line... I think I'll get an adapter...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,722
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
MotoQuest has the GSW's :deal West coast...

MotoQuest has the GSW's :deal

West coast from LA to Anchorage...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
? Regarding ABS Removal R1100GS

I bought the non ABS lines from Galfer and removed my ABS system. My question is with the rear line. It seems the line and the master cyl both have female connections. Am I missing something or did I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
It wouldn't crank if the sidestand was down and...

It wouldn't crank if the sidestand was down and it was in gear. Even if the sidestand is down it will fire up in neutral.

How long was it sitting? Did something maybe crawl in to your air box...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 610
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Use lube. If you mess around too hard and slip,...

Use lube. If you mess around too hard and slip, snapping the line... get ready to lift the subframe in order to replace the line. DAMHIK :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
If they are cracked to the point of leaking then...

If they are cracked to the point of leaking then yes that could be your idle issue. They are cheap to replace, I'd say go ahead and do it. Maybe sync the throttle bodies first so you know what the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Nothing like being prepared... Or bleed and...

Nothing like being prepared...

Or bleed and properly service your brake system each year. If the blown unit is cheap and you are the type that doesn't sleep well at night, go for it.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
How many miles on the bike (wheels)? I'd blame it...

How many miles on the bike (wheels)? I'd blame it on the tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,068
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
GSAW, I'm 6'2 with a 34 inseam and the RT (all...

GSAW, I'm 6'2 with a 34 inseam and the RT (all years) has always felt cramped to me. That said, it's a bike that is far more capable than I. The GS can be man handled through the twisties (and so...
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
bumpidy bump.... nothin?

bumpidy bump.... nothin?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,223
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Sounds major, you def don't want that bike. Where...

Sounds major, you def don't want that bike. Where is it? I'll take care of this from here... :D






But yeah, what was said above is a good place to start.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Progressive :deal

Progressive :deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-03-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
2009 G650GS ABS Reset?

So my ABS has become very sensitive recently. Shim distances checked, sensors are good, rings are good, system is bled. Is there a proper procedure to reset the ABS on this thing?

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Put the pads in with the caliper in place, no...

Put the pads in with the caliper in place, no need to remove it. There is a guide that slides over and prevents the caliper from sliding back in to place. DAMHIK
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Considering you found oil on your tire, it's more...

Considering you found oil on your tire, it's more than just a seep at this point. I would not ride the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
My 1100 has no sponge and is weeping a bit......

My 1100 has no sponge and is weeping a bit... hmmm?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I am in your boat. I just ordered a set of...

I am in your boat. I just ordered a set of Progressive shocks. There are plenty out there. Wilburs, Ohlins, Hagon...

I had a good experience on a KLR with Progressive products so I went with them....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Low 40's, thought that was normal :cry

Low 40's, thought that was normal :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,197
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
50 MPG's on the 1100, please tell me your ways! ...

50 MPG's on the 1100, please tell me your ways!

Your 650 seems very set up, but I would never sell my 1100GS. This is going to be a very tough decision. All are great bikes. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
AltRider makes a nice set. Idk if $60 is...

AltRider makes a nice set. Idk if $60 is considered "cheap" but it is a pretty important part to protect...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,033
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Two? I have a Craftsman Digi Click 3/8's drive...

Two? I have a Craftsman Digi Click 3/8's drive and it goes low enough for drain plugs 42nm (even the 11nm oil filter) and high enough for the lug bolts at 60nm :hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,030
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
:nod

:nod
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-30-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Slap a 150 on there. Done it lots and lots 'o...

Slap a 150 on there. Done it lots and lots 'o times...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,573
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
That was about what I expected. Never done the...

That was about what I expected. Never done the piston rings though?? That's awesome. Thanks for the info!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,573
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I would love to see a list of non-regular...

I would love to see a list of non-regular maintenance that has been performed on your bike. These machines are truly amazing and I love my 1100 dearly. But...! How many final drive/tranny rebuilds?...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
"coughed" the GS yesterday with seafoam, and...

"coughed" the GS yesterday with seafoam, and added some to the tank like I do every few tankfulls. Maybe it's in my head but she pulled harder and smoother, especially in higher rpm's on the commute...
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