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Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,785
Posted By walrond
I suspect by replacing the whole unit on this...

I suspect by replacing the whole unit on this last failure you may have solved your problem. For your GS to go through so many in so short of time points to A mis-alignment or mis-measurement...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,115
Posted By walrond
I have a pair of the spots and a pair of the...

I have a pair of the spots and a pair of the floods and could not be happier. The floods are on all the time and the spots are wired to turn on with my high beam. I have had the floods for about...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,160
Posted By walrond
Pictures from the EICMA Motorcycle show

Just got back from Milan after spending the day at the EICMA show. I only took a few pictures, but by neighbor took a bunch more. As soon as he shares them with me I will post them up. In the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By walrond
I was at a motorcycle show when an Arai rep was...

I was at a motorcycle show when an Arai rep was asked this same question. His answer? Don't worry about it if the drop was less than six feet. The helmet was designed to absorb an impact with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,214
Posted By walrond
Thank you VERY much for pointing this out. I was...

Thank you VERY much for pointing this out. I was pulling my Wilbers for a rebuild and putting the stock parts back and couldn't get the BMW shock back in. I remembered that you just posted this and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By walrond
Mounting pictures

Mounting pictures as promised....

http://walrond.smugmug.com/Other/Web-linked-pictures/i-5cCkb34/0/M/IMG_1467-M.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By walrond
I have with no problems, but I do turn them off...

I have with no problems, but I do turn them off before hand. I think the reason that I never get hassled is because I took the time to aim them so they are not blinding to oncoming traffic.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By walrond
The LED lights are Duallys...

The LED lights are Duallys (http://www.amazon.com/Rigid-Industries-20221-Dually-Led-Spot/dp/B006H33ZU6/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1372800140&sr=8-4&keywords=dually+d2) made by Rigid Industries and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By walrond
I ended up putting two pairs of LED lights to...

I ended up putting two pairs of LED lights to help out. The bottom set are fog lights that I keep on all the time. The top set are driving lights that I have set up to turn on when I turn on the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,010
Posted By walrond
Had a '99 750 super sport that was super reliable...

Had a '99 750 super sport that was super reliable and easy to work on. I loved that air cooled engine and will own another Ducati one day. Possibly a Monster 800 S2R or a Multistrada. Do it, but...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 129,702
Posted By walrond
I would like to know the manufacture date of the...

I would like to know the manufacture date of the tires you received. Could they be old stock that has started to harden? While you have a lighter bike, I don't think it would cause that much of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By walrond
Well, the slack is no more than 2mm. I guess I...

Well, the slack is no more than 2mm. I guess I will have to make them close to having no slack at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By walrond
The fast idle cable connects at the Bowden box.

The fast idle cable connects at the Bowden box.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By walrond
Maybe I should have been more clear. The fast...

Maybe I should have been more clear. The fast idle adjustment screw I am referring to is the one by the left handlebar grip. The bike is fuel injected and doesn't have carbs.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By walrond
Need help with Fast Idle adjustment

I rebuilt my Throttle Bodies a few weeks ago and as part of the process you have to disconnect the throttle cables. It's all put back together and the bike runs great except for the fact that my Fast...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,066,549
Posted By walrond
I don't keep up with this thread but here is an...

I don't keep up with this thread but here is an article in the latest issue of Motorrad magazine.

http://walrond.smugmug.com/Other/Web-linked-pictures/i-9TdbFC3/0/XL/1250GS-article-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By walrond
I have not messed with the throttle stop screws...

I have not messed with the throttle stop screws at all. Maybe it's time to replace the vaccuum lines on the TBs.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,627
Posted By walrond
Oil threads are dangerous..... My opinion...

Oil threads are dangerous.....

My opinion is that it all depends on riding conditions. First, the major advantage of synthetic is that it protects better at higher temperature ranges. There are...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By walrond
Success!

I figured out the problem and am posting it in case someone does a search with a similar problem. My issue were the Big Brass Screws. I turned them both out 1.5 turns before I even started syncing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By walrond
I'm not sure how relevant this is to a 1100GS but...

I'm not sure how relevant this is to a 1100GS but this is what happened to my 1150GS. The battery was not touching the tank, but it was close enough to arc and cause this short. Look at my post...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By walrond
Update

Not much luck so far. I checked the TPS values and they had shifted down to .29V so I readjusted them to .37V. Then I started to hunt down air leaks with no luck. I even put silicone tape around...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 884
Posted By walrond
At speed, if I use the rear alone on my 1150 I...

At speed, if I use the rear alone on my 1150 I wonder if it's doing anything at all, but as soon as I use it in conjunction with the front I know it is making a difference. At parking lot speeds it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By walrond
This crossed my mind as well. I noticed that the...

This crossed my mind as well. I noticed that the tubes going into the bottom of the TBs no long fit very tight.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,003
Posted By walrond
Looks like a Rigid Industries ...

Looks like a Rigid Industries (http://www.rigidindustries.com/)LED light bar.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By walrond
Erratic idle after TB rebuild

Yesterday I rebuilt my throttle bodies on my 2001 R1150GS. I adusted the TPS to .36 per directions in the HoW and synced the TBs while the engine was at running temp (5 bars on the RID). I got a...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 66,741
Posted By walrond
I finally bit the bullet and did the rebuild on...

I finally bit the bullet and did the rebuild on both TBs. I was nervous because I had the throttle body pulleys with the shafts pressed into them. When I compared the ends of the shafts supplied by...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,031
Posted By walrond
There was no catalog when I bought mine, just the...

There was no catalog when I bought mine, just the website and Teiz's post in the Vendors section. Not even a "Disclaimers section like there is currently. Even now in the "features" list for the...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,031
Posted By walrond
I have a Lombard and while the suit is durable...

I have a Lombard and while the suit is durable enough, I'm not thrilled with the marketing. I personally feel deceived by the owner. I bought the Lombard V2 suit with the integrated rain liner that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 14,107
Posted By walrond
You sound like you are in the same frame of mind...

You sound like you are in the same frame of mind as me. My short list is the Triumph Street Triple R, Ducati Monster 796, or the Aprilia Shiver 750. I really like the Ducati Hypermotard and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 999
Posted By walrond
Having access to an APO will make a world of...

Having access to an APO will make a world of difference in your ability to get maintenance items at a good price so don't worry too much about getting those types of items. You just have to plan...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,646
Posted By walrond
It won't drain the battery all that quickly. I...

It won't drain the battery all that quickly. I have used this feature for a few hours at time and was still able to crank the 1150GS up. This is with a four year old Odyssey battery too! I didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By walrond
Check out page 201 of this PDF file, it's chapter...

Check out page 201 of this PDF file, it's chapter 33. It should have everything you want to know and more. R1150GS repair manual (http://www.scribd.com/doc/7179043/BMW-R1150GS-Repair-Manual).
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,817
Posted By walrond
To each their own.... I thought it was good value...

To each their own.... I thought it was good value for a laser cut stainless steel light bar. It is very durable, has holes spaced for wire ties (helps with a clean install) and can accomodate up to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,817
Posted By walrond
The Hella Micros are the fog version. I...

The Hella Micros are the fog version. I considered the Dually D2s as well but couldn't justify the cost. The regular Duallys work just fine and really light up the night. The Migsel bar works fine...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,817
Posted By walrond
I fixed my original post so that it reads...

I fixed my original post so that it reads correctly and states that my current setup does NOT blind oncoming traffic. Uggg!

I have the single 35w kit from ddmtuning and am very happy with it. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 129,702
Posted By walrond
I ride in the rain all the time and usually don't...

I ride in the rain all the time and usually don't change my pace too much if the roads are wet. I find that the TAs perform quite well in the wet.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,396
Posted By walrond
My Schuberth S1 was the quietest helmet that I...

My Schuberth S1 was the quietest helmet that I have ever owned. Schberth marketed this helmet as the quietest made at the time. Too bad they don't sell it anymore.

The Schuberth S2 is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,817
Posted By walrond
The HIDs work quite well in the low beam. The...

The HIDs work quite well in the low beam. The lens pattern has a good cut off and I have had not been blinding oncoming traffic. It is very obvious that the light pattern thrown by the HID bulb is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By walrond
For the US folks this is about 19 MPG :eek1! How...

For the US folks this is about 19 MPG :eek1! How many tanks of gas have you run through it? Could the shop have drained some gas and you not know it? I would be looking for a leak.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By walrond
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