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Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By vagueout
Petdoc the screwdriver was a tiny jewellers type,...

Petdoc the screwdriver was a tiny jewellers type, used much like the unfurled paperclip, pulling the wires individually out of a switch block or a connector was a first for me, it was somewhat an...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By vagueout
Love these kind of fixes. I used the same stuff...

Love these kind of fixes. I used the same stuff to replace the rubber grommet under the t.p.s. on my 1150, that was three years ago and still good. As an aside, to preserve my stick coils, every time...
Forum: The Garage 09-14-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By vagueout
I went through this same episode a couple of...

I went through this same episode a couple of years ago with my 2003 adv. I eventually went with lengths of heat shrink, the bad news was that i had to laboriously disassemble the connectors pin by...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By vagueout
Considering the low purchase price of 1150's...

Considering the low purchase price of 1150's today, i would buy the 1150 but hang onto the 1100 as well, then make a decision.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,354
Posted By vagueout
In my experience the best way to track an oil...

In my experience the best way to track an oil leak is to wash down the whole area with kerosene and a paint brush, hose off, let dry and observe closely as the leak shows again. As others have noted,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,308
Posted By vagueout
Following a rubber valve failure about three...

Following a rubber valve failure about three years ago i fitted a pair of the metal valves in the link, they are of excellent quality and would not be without them. Ebay is full of a chinese look...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,688
Posted By vagueout
I have a number of different stoves that i really...

I have a number of different stoves that i really only use for coffee and instant noodles when out in the bush, my go to unit whether in a car or on my bike is always the Coleman feather, runs...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,949
Posted By vagueout
Fantastic trip, superb pics, terrific time...

Fantastic trip, superb pics, terrific time capsule of a report.:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By vagueout
I'm happy to part with a balanced and lightened...

I'm happy to part with a balanced and lightened pair in faux carbon fibre, gotta be good for 3 or 4 h.p.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By vagueout
I am a long time user of silicone spray in to and...

I am a long time user of silicone spray in to and on to anything electrical, it is also very good with plastic and rubber so the connectors also stay good and don't go brittle. So quick and cheap...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By vagueout
Quickest/cheapest thing to try first is add a cup...

Quickest/cheapest thing to try first is add a cup or so of methylated spirits or denatured alcohol as it is called in the u.s.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,231
Posted By vagueout
Actually the hex head or sohc as the OP calls it...

Actually the hex head or sohc as the OP calls it is not an ohc engine, it has similar set-up to the oilhead and that is 4ohv operated by very short pushrods mounted in the head but not ohc. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,642
Posted By vagueout
Sounds a little like my last two mornings.

Sounds a little like my last two mornings.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By vagueout
A couple of years ago i fitted new throttle...

A couple of years ago i fitted new throttle cables and left out the fast idle cables altogether. I keep it in sharp tune and even on the coldest morning (sydney:rofl) the lightest blip above 1000rpm...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By vagueout
Quite confident that it only needs a dismantle,...

Quite confident that it only needs a dismantle, clean, reassemble and all will be good.http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?207984-Starter-Striphttp://www.largiader.com/tech/valeo/, if these...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,817
Posted By vagueout
As for re-seating the bead with a mini...

As for re-seating the bead with a mini compressor, the trick there is to remove the valve completely and keep the motor running in the bike or car you are plugged into, lube the bead and should work...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By vagueout
Pretty straight forward answer. Thicker oil will...

Pretty straight forward answer. Thicker oil will slow down the rebound/increase the damping, thinner oil the opposite. How that translates to front end feel for the rider is if too heavy an oil/slow...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By vagueout
Recently fitted an Anakee 3 to the front of my...

Recently fitted an Anakee 3 to the front of my pig, the old 2's were made in spain, the new 3 is made in indonesia, and i believe the new tourance is made in china.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,331
Posted By vagueout
You mentioned that you use a 10/40 oil, unless...

You mentioned that you use a 10/40 oil, unless you are in an extremely cold climate 20/50 is the recommended weight. (now an oil thread:eek1):*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,864
Posted By vagueout
You beat me to answering your own question!:*sip*

You beat me to answering your own question!:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,092
Posted By vagueout
Def, i feel the same, as in the OP asks for help...

Def, i feel the same, as in the OP asks for help in his problem when far from home, people like Romek from warsaw quick to respond with meaningful help then nothing but the sound of chirping crickets...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 910
Posted By vagueout
Beno66, this thread is in regards to the 1150...

Beno66, this thread is in regards to the 1150 final drive, i believe your bike is a 1200, the two final drives are very different animals. The 1150 is a diy proposition, the 1200 not so unless you...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 860
Posted By vagueout
My habit in regular maintenance is when a...

My habit in regular maintenance is when a connecter is apart i spray it out with contact cleaner and spray it inside and out with silicon spray. I hang on to bikes for years and live right next to...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By vagueout
Have done many sticky string repairs for my...

Have done many sticky string repairs for my bikes and cars and other people, never had a failure yet, and so cheap and compact.:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 284
Posted By vagueout
I replaced the "big" bearing two years ago and...

I replaced the "big" bearing two years ago and like yourself tried the "D Man" way of measuring the clearance and try as hard as i did could not get anywhere near a consistent reading. Tried the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 20,257
Posted By vagueout
I'm inclined to agree wholeheartedly with Chris...

I'm inclined to agree wholeheartedly with Chris Harris.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,626
Posted By vagueout
The only time my beloved pig left me stranded was...

The only time my beloved pig left me stranded was a rubber valve stem letting go. I have since fitted the angled metal stems.:*sip*
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,575
Posted By vagueout
Likewise i bought some cheap modern tyre levers...

Likewise i bought some cheap modern tyre levers on the net, splashed out on a Marc Parnes balancer and revelled in re-learning to change and balance a tyre. Only use my boot heels to break the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By vagueout
Response #3 had it.:*sip*

Response #3 had it.:*sip*
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,277
Posted By vagueout
Awful.:cry

Awful.:cry
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,868
Posted By vagueout
Been on the road for over forty years now and...

Been on the road for over forty years now and have never insured a bike, even the one brand new bike i ever bought. Any damage (luckily only minor so far touch wood) i fixed myself. Admittedly the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,091
Posted By vagueout
Can get very hot here in summer if riding west of...

Can get very hot here in summer if riding west of sydney as i often do. No problems over three oilheads, i have always run dino 20/50 but i do something that a lot of owners don't, and that is every...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 386,232
Posted By vagueout
You would never find one with mileage like that...

You would never find one with mileage like that here in australia, lucky bastard!!:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 493
Posted By vagueout
Suggest you wash the area down with some...

Suggest you wash the area down with some kerosene, dry, give it a run and have a real close look to identify the leak.:*sip*
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,086
Posted By vagueout
I never travel without a pair of...

I never travel without a pair of Blundstones.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,284
Posted By vagueout
Perhaps so Mr Jim, but only AFTER you have all...

Perhaps so Mr Jim, but only AFTER you have all the tooling. Having done an 1150, i can say with confidence the 1150 f.d. is an easy task to approach and complete, the 1200 at this point in time i...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,982
Posted By vagueout
We got to watch it from our lounge rooms and he...

We got to watch it from our lounge rooms and he got to do the trip likely without putting his hand in his pocket but rather came home with even more money in the bank, whose a wanker now?:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,837
Posted By vagueout
Fixit yourself 1150 vs early 1200 (near...

Fixit yourself 1150 vs early 1200 (near prototype), the 1150 hands down for my money.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,496
Posted By vagueout
Not a gambler however i'm willing to bet a case...

Not a gambler however i'm willing to bet a case of beer that a new set of coils will have your bike running like new.:jkam
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,907
Posted By vagueout
:*sip*Almost sounds too simple but long vigorous...

:*sip*Almost sounds too simple but long vigorous walks always seem to work for me, like wise lots of water and try to cut out any crap in what you eat. Some of the big ones that life throws at us,...
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