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Forum: The Garage 08-02-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By P. Urquell
That's plan B or C. Plan A being the screw...

That's plan B or C. Plan A being the screw driver slot. Since the second torx bolt can be removed, I heard just but arcing the caliper out may provide enough freeplay to remove the stripped one.
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Forum: The Garage 07-31-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By P. Urquell
Alright, alright... you convinced me. I'm a...

Alright, alright... you convinced me. I'm a cheap bastard so I'm going to DIY :rofl I hate the concept of paying $100/hr to have them F it up more than I can.

Thanks
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By P. Urquell
Thanks for the advice. Would you guys DIY or...

Thanks for the advice. Would you guys DIY or take it to the dealer?
Forum: The Garage 07-31-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By P. Urquell
Stripped Torx Bolt

Greetings!

I F'ed up and stripped the T40 torx bolt of my rear brake calipers by turning the wrong way :puke1

What to do? I've read that others in this situation have cut slots into the head...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,074
Posted By P. Urquell
Wow -- Two Completely Different Bikes

Before I start let me qualify my statement by saying that I've never ridden the R1200GS. However I own both the R1150GS and R1150RT. I love both but given your dislikes of the GS, I'd say the RT with...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-21-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 184,499
Posted By P. Urquell
Did I hear beer? :slurp

Since the weather has gotten warm, the only real beer garden in NYC worth considering is Zum Schneider (http://www.zumschneider.com/) -- East Village. Many German brews on tap and they have 1.0L...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-20-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3,277
Views: 184,499
Posted By P. Urquell
You suck monkey ass! You schedule a ride and...

You suck monkey ass! You schedule a ride and don't show up? :wink:

We had a good ride and a good time - good company always helps. Heck I don't remember any of the Adv names that showed up today...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 743
Posted By P. Urquell
I can lend a hand...

I've got a RT and GS (previous gen) and do all my routine maintenance on my bikes. I've got tools as well including a meter to do throttle body syncs. Propose some days and if it fits my schedule,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2006, 02:42 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,468
Posted By P. Urquell
Thumb Top Quality Fabrication!

A testimonial from a satisfied customer: I don't have the spark plug puller tool, but I have a couple of his other products -- wheel balancer and throttle body adjuster rings. If this is the same...
Forum: Road warriors 10-30-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,752
Posted By P. Urquell
Thumb Both are true beauties! Do either of you...

Both are true beauties!

Do either of you find the range on the bikes to be too limiting?
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2006, 05:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By P. Urquell
It's hard to beat RAM Mounts for price and...

It's hard to beat RAM Mounts for price and funtionality. You'll find posts all over this site regarding RAM Mounts. If you use a tankbag, positioning the radar detector in the tankbag is a...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2006, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By P. Urquell
I completed a 5,300 mile trip out West from the...

I completed a 5,300 mile trip out West from the East Coast on my RT this summer. I used a Crumpler 6 Million Dollar camera bag (www.crumplerbags.com) and stored it in one of my saddle bags. It's a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By P. Urquell
Monkey wrench is no good. Definitely use the box...

Monkey wrench is no good. Definitely use the box wrench. You use the pipe for extra leverage. If the diameter of the piper is large enough, it'll slide over the wrench.

I had the same issue. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,890
Posted By P. Urquell
You mentioned that you have a light-weight...

You mentioned that you have a light-weight digital camera. Please be specific because all tripods/monopods are weight rated. One persons light-weight camera is another person's ball and chain.

...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2005, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 636
Posted By P. Urquell
Not sure about your bike but both my 1150's have...

Not sure about your bike but both my 1150's have a 15Amp fuse for the accessory socket so 6Amps would be no problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,636,973
Posted By P. Urquell
Get broadband!

Considering how much you post here, it's about time!






I have broadband, and I can't see it either.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By P. Urquell
Both work....

It depends on your budget. You can find almost new OEM shocks for a substantial discount to new, or you can spend a little more for aftermarket which can be rebuilt over and over. Aftermarket...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,550
Posted By P. Urquell
Hey, give the newbie a break. Once he realizes...

Hey, give the newbie a break. Once he realizes that these Beemer engines are durable, he'll hardly change the oil. Just follow the manual -- every 6,000 mi and "BMW recommends Castrol."
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2005, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By P. Urquell
Definitely don't wear it -- you can hurt yourself...

Definitely don't wear it -- you can hurt yourself in a crash. It fits in either the top case or side cases. I generally place it in the side case.
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 485
Posted By P. Urquell
Yup, what he said above. Also I stick my...

Yup, what he said above. Also I stick my Gerbings heat troller (thermastat) on the velcro of my left leg -- works pretty well.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2005, 05:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By P. Urquell
Great idea. It never occurred to me. Care to...

Great idea. It never occurred to me. Care to name specific names of auto parts stores? Napa, Autozone, R&S Strauss? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By P. Urquell
I have a pair for my RT and a pair for my...

I have a pair for my RT and a pair for my R1150GS. The GS ones have the holes for the mirror stems and have velcro. You're suppose to stick the self-adhesive velcro to the GS hand guards so that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2005, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,317
Posted By P. Urquell
F'n cheapskates...

What do you say we go in on a group buy? Someone buy all three crush washers (engine oil, final drive, tranny) in bulk and mail out to people for replacement cost? Who's in?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2005, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 631
Posted By P. Urquell
When BMW introduced the R1150GS in '99 (USA) the...

When BMW introduced the R1150GS in '99 (USA) the bike came with no heated grips. The following year for the same price, you got heated grips. Shortly after for only a small price increase you got...
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2005, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 494
Posted By P. Urquell
Cool... I had to watch that about 5 times to...

Cool... I had to watch that about 5 times to verify that the bike had jugs. Nice styling like the K bike. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2005, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By P. Urquell
I purchased such a glove this summer: BMW Summer...

I purchased such a glove this summer: BMW Summer Gore-Tex Gloves.

Different from the Winter Gore-Tex Glove in that it has no insulation.
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2005, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,346
Posted By P. Urquell
They work fine but are really bulky. I have them...

They work fine but are really bulky. I have them but use them infrequently. In my opinion a better solution is Hippo Hands. I can use lightly insulated gloves with the heated grips set to low and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-31-2005, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By P. Urquell
New Garmin GPS with XM Radio and MP3 Capability!

Check it out: http://www.garmin.com/products/sp2730/

Pricey but feature rich. I guess I can throw away that audio mixer now and leave the iPod and XM at home.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,324
Posted By P. Urquell
Do you ride with a tankbag?

I throw mine in the clear vinyl / plastic map holder of my tankbag. Tankbag isolates it from vibration, and I can still use the controls through the plastic. However it usually ends up turning...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2005, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,009
Posted By P. Urquell
You make good products. How about Touratech Zega...

You make good products. How about Touratech Zega case knockoffs? I'd definitely be interested in that.
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2005, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By P. Urquell
Not much new to add but after taking the MSF...

Not much new to add but after taking the MSF course in '91 on the 250cc Nighthawk, I purchased a lightly used 750cc. It was a great first bike which I didn't outgrow right away. Almost no maintence...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2005, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,094
Posted By P. Urquell
I'd say start with the most basic and then work...

I'd say start with the most basic and then work your way up in complexity. I'd replace the fuel filter first especially since it may be up to 6,000mi overdue.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2005, 03:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,464
Posted By P. Urquell
Another Thumbs Up

:thumbs

I have a twin spark model and think it's a great bike. Great for cooler, wetter climes of the UK. The linked brakes are my only gripe. Also it feels a bit heavy at slow speeds. I...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By P. Urquell
Never patched any riding gear but Aerostich sells...

Never patched any riding gear but Aerostich sells these repair patches:

http://www.aerostich.com/product.php?productid=16442&cat=312&page=1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2005, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,064
Posted By P. Urquell
Where are you getting this misinformation? Two...

Where are you getting this misinformation? Two Bros recommends a repack every 6k. I repacked mine at 12k b/c it was getting a bit loud. When I examined the fiberglass packing, it looked like it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2005, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By P. Urquell
Lay off the beans!

:evil

How long have you had your bike? Search pinging on this web site and you'll find plenty of examples including discussions of "water torture treatment", Techron, etc. It's hard to say what...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2005, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By P. Urquell
Depends on what your looking for?

One caveat of the DarienLight is the lower abrasion resistance due to the 160 denier fabric. Having totaled a regular 500 denier Darien outfit, I woudn't want less protection. Unlike the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2005, 02:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,676
Posted By P. Urquell
Anyone going to get their brakes inspected?

Got mine for my '04 RT. It includes an offer for free brake inspection until April 2006 at an authorized dealer. If this is not a problem why are they then inspecting brakes? To reassure us?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By P. Urquell
Forget about it...

It's good practice, but I never do it. However I do always put it on my spark plugs.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2005, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By P. Urquell
I posed this same question many moons ago. I...

I posed this same question many moons ago. I soaked for a few days with "Liquid Wrench" and then used a long box wrench with a hammer tap that Rad mentioned. I was surprised how little force it...
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