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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,465
Posted By erkmania
Cover the front brake when the road comes at you...

Cover the front brake when the road comes at you fast and hard. Otherwise, adjust your following distances behind vehicles or to the surprise factors you anticipate on the road your riding and leave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,321
Posted By erkmania
44, 46 and 48 in that order. They show where...

44, 46 and 48 in that order. They show where you've been, what you are doing and that you are going somewhere...in that order.

Have fun!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,804
Posted By erkmania
You clearly don't trust your "Spidy Senses" quite...

You clearly don't trust your "Spidy Senses" quite enough, yet. Have more faith in your judgement. If a person can't handle basic preparation for a road trip then how is he going to handle...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,322
Posted By erkmania
No worries. That's an easy fix; even roadside. ...

No worries. That's an easy fix; even roadside. Buy the seal and replace it per many other posts here. If you are worried about oil volume then you are lucky in that your FD has a drain. Simply...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By erkmania
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By erkmania
Thanks, guys. I was way stoked to keep us on the...

Thanks, guys. I was way stoked to keep us on the road without delay.

I use the Nashua branded stuff (UL rated) from Home Despot. FWIW, I also use it for frame tube scuff protection and as...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,352
Posted By erkmania
This would have lead me to believe that I was...

This would have lead me to believe that I was getting a new bike...which it seems you did. Congrats!

It also occurs to me that BMW is taking this failure mode very seriously. It also seems to me...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,352
Posted By erkmania
I'm late to this party, but that seems like an...

I'm late to this party, but that seems like an ironic comment considering it's the factory assembled engines that are failing. I know some pretty sharp techs that can see an underlying problem and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 791
Posted By erkmania
GS Field Repair & Self Fusing Tape

I found another use for self amalgamating tape. My bike suffered a debilitating misfire during this year's week long road trip through northern California. It was on day 5 and just before going up...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,847
Posted By erkmania
Tom Cruise is a powerful "buddy" to have. :deal ...

Tom Cruise is a powerful "buddy" to have. :deal And, what the heck is wrong with Meg Ryan?

(We might want to stop this and let the informative ranting continue. :rofl)

Oops. Wrong thread. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,847
Posted By erkmania
My buddy is awfully pissed and he's going to kick...

My buddy is awfully pissed and he's going to kick your ass...:gdog

:poser
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,847
Posted By erkmania
You mean the one where you replied snarkily on an...

You mean the one where you replied snarkily on an unsupported hunch? I could see that... :rad
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,193
Posted By erkmania
I have to say that you're doing darned well for...

I have to say that you're doing darned well for an American. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,193
Posted By erkmania
After a couple of beers it's the same thing,...

After a couple of beers it's the same thing, right? :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,193
Posted By erkmania
I see that you hate "haters". Is there anything...

I see that you hate "haters". Is there anything else you'd like to share with the group circle?:pot




:hide
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,896
Posted By erkmania
I think you may have forgotten to consider the...

I think you may have forgotten to consider the O/D (lockup) clutch in many automotive torque converters. They're not typically asked to slip much, but they do convey power directly into the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By erkmania
This and a wheel chock makes the most sense so...

This and a wheel chock makes the most sense so far. I suppose an alternative would be to have it repaired immediately after removal from the bike. That way it's torn down, cleaned and reassembled...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By erkmania
You clearly don't want to be helpful. Thanks...

You clearly don't want to be helpful. Thanks anyways...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,465
Posted By erkmania
With any luck he didn't have to use much force...

With any luck he didn't have to use much force since he expanded the housing with heat.:zilla
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By erkmania
Thank you for responding, but you didn't answer...

Thank you for responding, but you didn't answer my questions fully.

If one wants to protect all the innards then one must fill all the cavities within the unit. Residues from old brake fluid must...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By erkmania
I have to ask. How do you fill or clear the...

I have to ask. How do you fill or clear the mineral oil from a mechanism that has lots of nooks, crannies and chambers when it comes time to store or reuse the device? And why would any rubber part,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By erkmania
You and I are apart on this subject. I...

You and I are apart on this subject. I completely agree that rebound is the primary adjustment for ride feel and control. But, I am a big fan of adjustable compression and piggybacks on both ends. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,296
Posted By erkmania
I don't think that works, either. I'm convinced...

I don't think that works, either. I'm convinced they can only speak about such things under the "Cone of Silence" with their immediate workmates, but not customers. :lol3
Forum: 2 smokers 08-28-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By erkmania
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: 2 smokers 08-27-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By erkmania
What does "moves right along" mean? Can you...

What does "moves right along" mean? Can you compare it with something more contemporary? My memories aren't scaled very well.

BTW, I really like the snapped on airbox cover. It's as if the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,588
Posted By erkmania
Mr. Bestrest, Nicely done! I love it when a...

Mr. Bestrest,

Nicely done! I love it when a vendor like you steps up and takes care of his/her customers. I think good customer service pays dividends in the end.

For example, GoPro recently...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,542
Posted By erkmania
I'm wondering where one might store the fancy oil...

I'm wondering where one might store the fancy oil cap removal tool to make it more accessible than the factory tool? Couldn't one just put the factory tool in the same place?

Also, if you want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 856
Posted By erkmania
Oh, for gawd's sake! That is just...

Oh, for gawd's sake! That is just retar...um...ridiculous. The old rule for air cooled bikes was to avoid constant, long sustained, WFO at low speeds like when slugging it out in a sand wash. At...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,741
Posted By erkmania
Where's the fun in that? You, sir, are being far...

Where's the fun in that? You, sir, are being far too reasonable! :D

FWIW, my GS used a litre in 1700 miles when new. Now, at 29K miles it uses so little I hardly check it. I'm going on a 2400...
Forum: 2 smokers 08-25-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,924
Posted By erkmania
NO! You may not keep it. You are simply...

NO! You may not keep it. You are simply flaunting its beauty and are not worthy. Please give it to me. :freaky

Kidding aside, you have one fine motorcycle right there. Enjoy it!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,226
Posted By erkmania
The wrench should "click" when the known weight...

The wrench should "click" when the known weight is hung at a 12" distance from the centerline of a socket or adapter; not at the handle. Torque wrench handles are usually longer than 12" (or 1').
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By erkmania
Look up U-Ship here, http://www.uship.com/

Look up U-Ship here, http://www.uship.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By erkmania
Well...um...darn.

Well...um...darn.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 918
Posted By erkmania
I read elsewhere that to reset the maintenance...

I read elsewhere that to reset the maintenance light does not require a VIN slot in a GS-911. Anyone with one know for sure?

TIA
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By erkmania
Yes. There is one left over square-foot over in...

Yes. There is one left over square-foot over in the corner down the hallway and to the right. Developers are clambering over one another to put up a 50 story high-rise on it...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By erkmania
Is the chain worn out? Check the O.E....

Is the chain worn out?

Check the O.E. sprocket for asymmetry at the teeth and compare to the other, non-stockers. I'm thinking that the O.E. sprocket teeth are a little worn and interact with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,505
Posted By erkmania
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,642
Posted By erkmania
I did the same thing, too, on my Water Buffalo in...

I did the same thing, too, on my Water Buffalo in the '80's: helmet, tee, shorts and tennis shoes.

I still remember the guy at a motorcycle accessory shop giving me a kind lecture about "dressing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,112
Posted By erkmania
Man, this place got sideways in a big way. ...

Man, this place got sideways in a big way.

Isn't the OP's problem more about a bad repair than a bad FD design? The OP seems to think so given the title of this thread! :deal Me, too.

Oh, and...
Forum: Vendors 08-18-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 135,834
Posted By erkmania
Roger, the techniques really depend on the...

Roger, the techniques really depend on the diagnostic equipment at hand. It comes down to whether a check engine light (MIL) can be turned off if it becomes triggered and how the O2 output/s is/are...
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