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Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 900
Posted By luckygrownup
The fold-able mirrors are nice on the R1200 if...

The fold-able mirrors are nice on the R1200 if you filter. The GS mirrors are very tall and will catch mirrors on large vehicles.
Forum: Road warriors 07-18-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8,099
Views: 1,225,860
Posted By luckygrownup
A Diesel Adventure bike. ...

A Diesel Adventure bike.

http://www.dieselmotorfiets.nl/informatie/

http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg/10636_30120842923_0.jpg

or this Zero electric bike for commuting. It gets 170 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By luckygrownup
Front end noise

I had my spoked R1200 gsa front wheel, tire, and front bearings replaced after hitting a pot hole. The wheel had multiple cracks in the rim and some broken spokes. Since the dealer fix, I hear a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,272
Posted By luckygrownup
While your at it maybe you should get some dirt...

While your at it maybe you should get some dirt spikes too.

Just remember one thing, every change to your road tire will compromise your road performance. Counter steers or swerves on the paved...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By luckygrownup
Mine was slipping in 6th gear. But, I replaced it...

Mine was slipping in 6th gear. But, I replaced it after my motor failed and everything was in pieces. I used a few laps of duck tape around the push rod to align it the clutch plates.The clutch work...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By luckygrownup
Good idea. The starter only is held on with two...

Good idea. The starter only is held on with two M8 55 bolts. To get to the clutch you need to remove the transmission which is hard unless you have an over head shop crane.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By luckygrownup
bent rim and broke a spoke - pot hole

I bent my R1200 GSA rim a little and broke at least one spoke hitting a pot hole this morning.

I thought adventure bikes were immune to pot holes. But, I guess this one was too big at 60MPH. I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By luckygrownup
Well here the bike without the motor. ...

Well here the bike without the motor.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/12718086025_fb2b298876.jpg

I got the new motor in with my trusty Werner ladder and haven't killed myself yet.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 757
Posted By luckygrownup
irrational sententmental

Being irrational and sentimental, I went and bought a used motorcycle engine for my R1150 RTP. Does anyone know of any videos that show how to replace a motor on BMW bike ?
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
Just to put some closure on it. This was not a...

Just to put some closure on it. This was not a coil issue. It was not a spark plug issue. It was not an air filter issue. It was not a cooked valve. It was a cam chain issue. To bad the engine needs...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,561
Posted By luckygrownup
Sounds like a fuse, hopefully, blew. Did you...

Sounds like a fuse, hopefully, blew. Did you check the fuses ? If it is not a fuse, you might want to check clean the battery contacts. Corrosion can prevent the electronics from getting the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 18,328
Posted By luckygrownup
What was the wind speed ? Turbulence will cause...

What was the wind speed ? Turbulence will cause my front to wobble with the metal side cases attached. For the front to wobble on my 2013 GSA, I have to ride with the big metal boxes on the tail and...
Forum: Thumpers 01-26-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,082
Posted By luckygrownup
Probably wouldn't be that hard to import one from...

Probably wouldn't be that hard to import one from Canada. But, the price would be higher with the exchange and taxes. Mexico would be the second choice.
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
Well, I am lucky the bike didn't stall on the bay...

Well, I am lucky the bike didn't stall on the bay bridge when I was chugging home on one cylinder in the stop and go traffic. And, I am lucky guys are all great teachers. Thanks. I learned a lot...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
I read that I was supposed to hold the throttle...

I read that I was supposed to hold the throttle in the hayes book, but I forgot. I redid both sides with the throttle open. It got up to 150PSI with the throttle open on the right side. The left side...
Forum: Road warriors 01-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
One of the guys at Autozone hooked me up with a...

One of the guys at Autozone hooked me up with a free rental of a compression tester. I did a base line test assuming I was doing something wrong the right side pumps up to 90PSI while the left side...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
What causes a burned intake valve ? I live in...

What causes a burned intake valve ? I live in Maryland. I know at least two mechanics that might lend me a compression tester. Can I still test the compression just off the starter ?
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
So,maybe this a valve issue. The bike was...

So,maybe this a valve issue. The bike was squeaking at idle for a little while maybe a week or so. I had the alternator belt was changed over the summer, so I thought the squeak was from the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
I tested the left side using the right side spark...

I tested the left side using the right side spark plug cable. It fires.
left side test (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLqk6cvm188&feature=youtu.be) seems to have stronger spark.

I tested the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
So, if it is the coil, where does that grounding...

So, if it is the coil, where does that grounding cable connect to ?

P.S. I forgot to mention I left both spark plug holes open over night so the gas in it should have evaporated.

P.S2 Pulled...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
When I started it, the airbox had flame come out...

When I started it, the airbox had flame come out it. I guess that is why they have the cover. :norton Do I have to do the test again with the cover on ?
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
I did the hard way. I unscrewed both spark plug...

I did the hard way. I unscrewed both spark plug wires from the metal box they were connected to and switched them. Is this metal box the coil ? ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
My ears tell me the wire is bad on the left side....

My ears tell me the wire is bad on the left side. Last time I had it running with my ear near the left side I could hear an electric zap zap sound. I ride the bike in all weather so it occasionally...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
How do I test the coil/ sparks ? Can I do this...

How do I test the coil/ sparks ? Can I do this with the tank removed just using the starter ? now that I have the tanked removed a small fire won't scare me as much. I was worried my tank was full of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
I have the cooling fan replacement. I just have...

I have the cooling fan replacement. I just have to find it in my messy garage. I bought it when it was hot about 6 months ago.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
I got the tank off and now I can access the area...

I got the tank off and now I can access the area where the ignition coils connect to the spark plugs. I also see the coil box. I have to replace the oil cooling fan too. So, despite the snow, I will...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
OK, I finally have all the Tupperware off. I hate...

OK, I finally have all the Tupperware off. I hate that shit. But, it looks as if the spark plug wires go under the tank somewhere. How do I get this unplugged, so I can get my 3.7 Gallons of gas all...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
new plugs didn't seem to fix it. It appears the...

new plugs didn't seem to fix it. It appears the last time I changed the spark plugs was about 19K-20K miles ago. The manual says change them ever 7.5K, and I read that coils can fail when ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
I will try the spark plugs tomorrow. Despite...

I will try the spark plugs tomorrow. Despite having two 5/8: sockets, I don't have a 5/8" socket that will fit in the damn spark plug hole on my R1150. I will have to borrow the socket. Even my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
I took off the left side tupperware . The fuel is...

I took off the left side tupperware . The fuel is dripping out he left header, so it is getting fuel. The throttle cables both are working and and I feel the throttle cable opening something on the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
Thanks. I have one cold cylinder and one warm...

Thanks. I have one cold cylinder and one warm cylinder after running it a while. After running the bike in chug a bug mode, I could grab hold of the headers on one side without any heat. The other...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
Since the disposition of the liquid in my air box...

Since the disposition of the liquid in my air box did not change for a few hours, I guess it is a little oil.
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
I took off the air filter under the seat an...

I took off the air filter under the seat an noticed fuel pooled up in the inner plastic chamber under the area that holds the air filter. Is that normal ? I am guessing the liquid that is reflecting...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By luckygrownup
If you have a yakama bike rack, you just need to...

If you have a yakama bike rack, you just need to make a mount on your bike.
I made a mount with a shovel handle replacement. And, I mounted it with uclamps and some zip ties. I works, but all bike...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
Here is a video of the engine sound. It is...

Here is a video of the engine sound.
It is terrible but it will give you an idea of what it sounds like.

here is a better one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1aAjugK93k&feature=youtu.be

You...
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,752
Posted By luckygrownup
R1150 RTP engine trouble

My 2002 R1150RTP stopped working today. What should I look at ?
Millage: 82-83K
Ridden daily.
Last ridden: 1-2 weeks ago.
Fuel level: Low 1 gallon

Symptoms: I thought I heard a fan belt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 48,497
Posted By luckygrownup
Yeah, that was my post. I think this the first...

Yeah, that was my post. I think this the first time I tried to counter-steer a bike on cold or new tires. It was pretty stupid. But, in three years of commuting in all weather, and about 5-6 sets of...
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,393
Posted By luckygrownup
Thanks. I fixed it with more grammar errors.

Thanks. I fixed it with more grammar errors.
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,393
Posted By luckygrownup
Thanks for this. In the future, I will use...

Thanks for this.

In the future, I will use accelerations and breaking to 'scuff' ... [warm] up my tires. It does seem a lot safer.
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,393
Posted By luckygrownup
I wear the camera like an accessory. Regrettably,...

I wear the camera like an accessory. Regrettably, it only captures stupid stuff that I do. :norton
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