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Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,160
Posted By AndyM
I refuel my 09 GSA on the side stand most of the...

I refuel my 09 GSA on the side stand most of the time. I believe the tank is 8.7 gallons. I've put in 8.7 more than once. I've put more than 9 gallons in it on occasion. To me it's not worth it to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
I never got an answer as to why it failed. I...

I never got an answer as to why it failed. I offered to ship it back at my cost for failure analysis. They declined, said they had looked at the pictures and having the parts wouldn't tell them...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By AndyM
Back in May I had a driveshaft rebuilt by MSI....

Back in May I had a driveshaft rebuilt by MSI. Just about 4k miles later (I've corrected where I said 1k) it failed, suddenly and catastrophically. When I contacted MSI Mitch told me that they stand...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 833
Posted By AndyM
And have it fail after less than 4000 miles. Stay...

And have it fail after less than 4000 miles. Stay far far away from Machine services.

Back to the original question of new or used? How much does your son ride a year? A new from the dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 576
Posted By AndyM
Why do you need to change it? Is it damaged?

Why do you need to change it? Is it damaged?
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,070
Posted By AndyM
Ordered 9/29, received today 10/22. Gray with...

Ordered 9/29, received today 10/22. Gray with black ballistics 1 piece RC, 46S with pen pocket upper left sleeve,extended neck closer velcro. Twenty three days from my order to delivered. :clap
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,070
Posted By AndyM
I ordered gray with black on 9/29, tracking...

I ordered gray with black on 9/29, tracking number shows it will be here Wednesday. :clap
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 16,070
Posted By AndyM
Ordered a new RoadCrafter on Sept. 29 to replace...

Ordered a new RoadCrafter on Sept. 29 to replace the one I bought in 04. Ten years and a bit over 300k and it's just worn out. Anyway, ordered on 9/29, got shipping confirmation and a tracking number...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,278
Posted By AndyM
In 2010 I read everything about RT vs GSA. On...

In 2010 I read everything about RT vs GSA. On Paper the RT wins hands down. Then I demo'd both. Not even close. The GSA made me smile like no other bike. Bought a left over 09 GSA and will turn 180k...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,436
Posted By AndyM
I put a $20 H7 HID kit from DDM Tuning in my GSA...

I put a $20 H7 HID kit from DDM Tuning in my GSA 4 years and 175k miles ago. The only time I've seen a LAMPF error is when the parking light burned out.
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,268
Posted By AndyM
I've been using the Hitachi type crimpers for...

I've been using the Hitachi type crimpers for years and like them better than the much more expensive ones we used at work. For regular male/female and spade terminals I like the Klein type crimpers....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,593
Posted By AndyM
Where in California are you? It's only 20 minutes...

Where in California are you? It's only 20 minutes or so to change that seal.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,023
Posted By AndyM
I paid out of pocket to have the fuel strip...

I paid out of pocket to have the fuel strip replaced in my 09 a couple of years ago. The letter I got yesterday says they will reimburse for parts and labor! Time to go see the dealer..:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,353
Posted By AndyM
I absolutely agree with you. What i don't get is...

I absolutely agree with you. What i don't get is that the same guy rebuilt the same drive over 130k miles ago and it lasted. Other than not shimming correctly what could he have done wrong this time?...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,353
Posted By AndyM
Jim, are you going to check the backlash to check...

Jim, are you going to check the backlash to check if the shim thickness is still correct? Even if the original shims were correct for the original bearing, which with the miles you put on they...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,966
Posted By AndyM
I installed 55w HIDs in both high and low beam...

I installed 55w HIDs in both high and low beam when I got my bike back in 2010. Got them from DDM Tuning, total cost was around $39 for the pair. 173k miles and counting..
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,930
Posted By AndyM
I honestly think the chance of my re-installation...

I honestly think the chance of my re-installation of the final drive having anything to do with the failure to be zero. The dealer is not saying it's my fault. They're saying that there was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,930
Posted By AndyM
Final drive woes, my turn

Bike is an 09 GSA bought new by me in May 2010.
Final drive rebuilt under warranty in the spring of 2011 at 35k miles just before the warranty ran out.
Fast forward to June of this year and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,230
Posted By AndyM
I bought a set of these a couple of years ago....

I bought a set of these a couple of years ago. I've got them on the back of the aluminum cases and they are a conversation starter for sure. I still need to make it to Alaska, Hawaii's probably not...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By AndyM
At 24k your bike is just getting good. Change all...

At 24k your bike is just getting good. Change all the fluids, alternator belt, spark plugs and airfilter. Check the valve adjustment and throttle body sync. Add a new set of tires and your bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,534
Posted By AndyM
My MSI driveshaft failed at around 4k miles a...

My MSI driveshaft failed at around 4k miles a month after they rebuilt it and well before it was due to be pulled and greased. Sounds like Tbone had over 10k? How many miles on yours when it went Jim?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,534
Posted By AndyM
I talked to Mitch last Monday after the failure....

I talked to Mitch last Monday after the failure. He said they stand behind their work and would make it right. I sent a bunch of pictures and he said they would get back to me. I'm still waiting. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,534
Posted By AndyM
That's how my front u-joint looked less than 4k...

That's how my front u-joint looked less than 4k after MSI did a repair. :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,853
Posted By AndyM
I've replaced the rubber valve stems on my 09 GSA...

I've replaced the rubber valve stems on my 09 GSA once since I bought the bike. That was at around 100k. I'm at 170k miles now and will probably replace them again before next summer..
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
Seeing that it failed at 4k I don't think that...

Seeing that it failed at 4k I don't think that would have helped.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
Looks dry to me too. It wasn't dry 4000 miles ago.

Looks dry to me too. It wasn't dry 4000 miles ago.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
The swingarm is done, chewed up and deformed....

The swingarm is done, chewed up and deformed. I've already sourced a replacement.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
They came greased from Machine Services, and I...

They came greased from Machine Services, and I greased them again just to be sure before I installed them in May. Just about 4000 miles on them.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
Let's see if I can upload a few pictures of my...

Let's see if I can upload a few pictures of my pain..

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
Got the bike home today and started to tear into...

Got the bike home today and started to tear into it. As I thought, the front u-joint failed. It failed so bad that half of it is still stuck on the trans output shaft and the other half is on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,828
Posted By AndyM
So, the front u-joint on my newly rebuilt...

So, the front u-joint on my newly rebuilt driveshaft failed and took out the swingarm. Less than 4k on the driveshaft and I had greased the zerks before I installed it.
Riding east on hwy 80...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By AndyM
Rode the bike 500 miles home without issue....

Rode the bike 500 miles home without issue. Drained the oil and the color is fine, gray due to the moly I add but not burnt.
So how hot should the trans case be after riding? Someone want to touch...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By AndyM
Took it out for a 10 mile test ride. Trans...

Took it out for a 10 mile test ride. Trans housing is too hot to touch. I don't think that's normal.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By AndyM
transmission trouble, 09 GSA

Went for a long spirited ride yesterday and after 1200 miles or so I began to hear loud howling noises from the bike. Loud like louder than the engine or my music when doing over 50mph. And the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By AndyM
For the fuel leak call your dealer. There's a...

For the fuel leak call your dealer. There's a recall underway to take care of it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By AndyM
My dealer charged me $650 to rebuild my final...

My dealer charged me $650 to rebuild my final drive, all the bearing and seals, including the pinion bearing and a two year warranty.
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