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Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,504
Posted By nuke
I fly airplanes too. You don't want avgas, at...

I fly airplanes too. You don't want avgas, at least not 100(green) 100LL (blue) or 80 (red). If you happened upon some 94UL, which is basically avgas without any lead in it, your bike would probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By nuke
No, that was indeed what happened. No fuel...

No, that was indeed what happened. No fuel pressure at all behind the injectors. I squirted a few drops in the vacuum port at each cylinder and cranked it, it fired immediately, but of course died...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,020
Posted By nuke
Same deal here - my 2010 GSA sat (on a battery...

Same deal here - my 2010 GSA sat (on a battery minder) for a few months due to knee surgery. Wheeled it out of the garage, cranked and cranked, determined there was no fuel pressure. A squirt of fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By nuke
I understand. I've had two arthroscopics on the...

I understand. I've had two arthroscopics on the same knee in less than a year. Torn meniscus, got better, then it got worse. Lots of pain, drained it 4 times, got be the size of a cantaloup. Second...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,146
Posted By nuke
How to get BMW to fix my bike (warranty)

My 2010 GSA wouldn't start. I was able to diagnose a no fuel pressure problem for certain. Cause, not known. Under warranty, so BMW roadside towed it to dealer. Dealer took a couple of weeks to "get...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By nuke
Just take the thing to a locksmith shop. They...

Just take the thing to a locksmith shop. They will be able to pick out the plastic. Just need the right tools and skills, fine picks and some patience.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By nuke
Buy the extended warranty if you want to keep it...

Buy the extended warranty if you want to keep it a long time... :(
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By nuke
Was done by the dealer, I was in the recall or...

Was done by the dealer, I was in the recall or campaign range for the bad one.

In my case, if I can get a little fuel in the cylinder, it fires right up. There's no fuel pressure behind the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By nuke
Thanks, I'll search for it. All I get is a blank...

Thanks, I'll search for it. All I get is a blank page when I search the forum today, maybe it will fix itself too.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By nuke
2010 GSA, no start, fuel pump?

I have had to leave my 2010 GSA parked for several months as I struggle with getting my knee working again. It had premium and fuel stabilizer in it and on a battery maintainer. Pulled it out to do a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,506
Posted By nuke
Exactly, TWO FINGERS on the front brake,...

Exactly, TWO FINGERS on the front brake, especially when it is just you, the rider on the biker and no or light bags. The 1200 GSA has "hand of god" stopping power brakes, which is fantastic loaded...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,796
Posted By nuke
Knee trouble, may end my riding

Tore the meniscus last fall in my left knee, not really doing much, I stood up, felt a pop and pain. Had the arthro surgery, got better, but not completely. Didn't ride much in the winter, doing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By nuke
The holding the throttle open a little when...

The holding the throttle open a little when starting on a cold morning is apparently normal for the R1200 engine. That something got worse recently after service is not.

On most engines, rough...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-06-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,426
Posted By nuke
No, this is a genuine Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS,...

No, this is a genuine Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS, 2011 model.

The questionable stuff is all part of the setup the dealer is supposed to do when they take it out of the crate. I've seen pictures of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,426
Posted By nuke
Stupid dealer tricks, new Burgman 400

Girlfriend decides to get a bike and goes for a new Burgman 400 with ABS.

I took it home for her, she was nervous about riding a new bike home in heavy traffic. I notice the ABS light doesn't turn...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By nuke
They don't equip the USA 650 Execs with the...

They don't equip the USA 650 Execs with the heated grips or seats. I'd like to get heated grips too, especially the OEM ones from Suzuki. I like the factory fit and finish. Rode one in Italy with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,098
Posted By nuke
Ditto here. Bought it for the fit more than...

Ditto here. Bought it for the fit more than anything else. My off road skills are limited and I am a relatively new rider with just a few years of experience. I wanted an RT, but found I didn't fit...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,893
Posted By nuke
Yeah, way more on the GS-Adv. I rode an RT...

Yeah, way more on the GS-Adv. I rode an RT because I really loved the bike, but my knees said otherwise. Also, with my legs jammed up on the fairing, I was still sitting on the crack between the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,884
Posted By nuke
On *US* Market bikes, the sticker AKI number is...

On *US* Market bikes, the sticker AKI number is what you match up to the octane number on the pump.

In the US, AKI is the average of RON and MON. In Europe, they typically bill only the RON...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By nuke
No gell inside an AGM battery. If you find gel,...

No gell inside an AGM battery. If you find gel, it is probably petroleum jelly or other such terminal protectant, or a booger someone wiped on there.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By nuke
Yeah, but I can't find an industrial source for...

Yeah, but I can't find an industrial source for miraculous gasoline fixing enzyme. The Star-Tron MSDS indicates > 95% naptha and < 0.5% "proprietary organic compounds".

The small engine formula...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,793
Posted By nuke
I'm using it too, but I think their info is...

I'm using it too, but I think their info is likely marketing BS. Enzymes? In petroleum distillates? Seems a bit far fetched to me.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,361
Posted By nuke
Sometimes science is tedious and boring. ...

Sometimes science is tedious and boring.

The video is an interesting way to collect a data point. I figure as long as there is oil in the sight glass, I'm ok.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,571
Posted By nuke
It all sounds pretty normal. On the surging...

It all sounds pretty normal.

On the surging issue, try resetting the idle calibration. Turn the key "on", slowly rotate the throttle full range three times in a row, then turn the engine off. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,018
Posted By nuke
Starbrite Startron Gas additive is also...

Starbrite Startron Gas additive is also recommended by a lot of BMW dealers to stabilize gas and keep the fuel sensor strips working. I think it was even recommended in a BMW service bulletin.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,924
Posted By nuke
I'm not sure what BMW was thinking with the...

I'm not sure what BMW was thinking with the Powerlet outlet on the newer bikes. It's actually controlled by the ZFE module - CANBUS is how all the computer modules talk to each other and nothing is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,101
Posted By nuke
Inside the scooter. There's a hell of a lot of...

Inside the scooter. There's a hell of a lot of room under the seat in my Burgman 650. It would probably be a draw as to which bike carried more stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,532
Posted By nuke
All other modern vehicles are water cooled and...

All other modern vehicles are water cooled and built to tighter tolerances since they run at more predictable temperatures. Air and oil cooled engines need a bit looser fit, as they run at wider...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,532
Posted By nuke
The OP's oil consumption is on the high side, but...

The OP's oil consumption is on the high side, but it may settle down. The cylinders on the modern engines are nikasil and very hard. They can take a while to fully seat. Don't baby the engine, do...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,800
Posted By nuke
Valve broke, engine destroyed itself before you...

Valve broke, engine destroyed itself before you could stop it. It doesn't take long.

Not much you can do about it when that happens. Catastrophic engine failure. Hard to say the cause, sometimes,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,992
Posted By nuke
WD40 is light mineral oil and naptha. Not...

WD40 is light mineral oil and naptha. Not compatible with the kinds of rubber parts used in systems with glycols, like brake fluids. (vice versa too)

Everything has to be torn down, cleaned with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,805
Posted By nuke
California defines a new vehicle as one with less...

California defines a new vehicle as one with less than 7500 miles on it. New vehicles may not be registered to a California resident unless the vehicle bears the specific California emissions...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,321
Posted By nuke
If you are going to extend the oil change...

If you are going to extend the oil change interval, then analysis is the right way to go about it. If the oil is still good with good shear strength, still clean, and the additive package is still...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2011, 01:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,617
Posted By nuke
Signal and power do NOT ride on the same wires in...

Signal and power do NOT ride on the same wires in the BMW CANBUS. I worked with CANBUS on automated microscopes many years ago. It is just a serial data protocol. In this case, a serial data protocol...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,292
Posted By nuke
My 550 is on the GSA with the BMW OEM mounting...

My 550 is on the GSA with the BMW OEM mounting bracket. (the Garmin cradles have the same 4-hole bolt pattern) There's no easy way to remove the bracket without tools. The GPS module snaps into the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,029
Posted By nuke
Jumping the bike, if done improperly, CAN damage...

Jumping the bike, if done improperly, CAN damage the electronics. This is especially true if the battery has failed with an open cell. This is the equivalent of starting without a battery, also a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,619
Posted By nuke
It is really convenient. Nothing like pushing a...

It is really convenient. Nothing like pushing a button and feeling the bike go up, then pushing another to lower it for dismounting. Also it is nice to be able to switch the damping to comfort on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By nuke
A good report, but look at the date, it's over 12...

A good report, but look at the date, it's over 12 years since it was put on the internet, and the latest API spec it mentions was SJ, for 1996!!!

Today's API spec are SL and SM. These have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,451
Posted By nuke
It would be better to use an API SF oil intended...

It would be better to use an API SF oil intended for motorcycles, especially since you get lots of zinc and phosphorous (zddp) to protect the engine internally. Conventional oils also do a better job...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By nuke
On a dry clutch bike, it doesn't matter if the...

On a dry clutch bike, it doesn't matter if the oil has a friction modifier in it or not. The friction modifier reduces friction to improve gas mileage. If the API donut says "Energy Conserving", that...
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