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Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2007, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Nickle
Metal polish or cleaner on the pipes will get...

Metal polish or cleaner on the pipes will get that smell and will last a ride or two.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By Nickle
It is all because of where you live. GSs don't...

It is all because of where you live. GSs don't like living in a TX swamp, especially when it is a cold swamp!
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,071
Posted By Nickle
I have been riding for more than 35 years and...

I have been riding for more than 35 years and have yet to go down on the road with a motorcycle.

I've scraped plenty of skin off during bicycle wrecks and have fallen riding dirt bikes though.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,118
Posted By Nickle
I had the exact starter noise a few months ago....

I had the exact starter noise a few months ago. Pulled, cleaned and lubed the starter- Fixed!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 471
Posted By Nickle
Sledge hammer in my drive train?

1999 R1100GS. 27K miles. When I do test of the ABS with quick stop- I hear and feel a slam in the rear drive area when the bike is nearly fully stopped. It only happens when the rear brake is used. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By Nickle
My 99 gs's rubber line went out recently and I...

My 99 gs's rubber line went out recently and I replaced front and rear with the stainless lines from Spiegler. Was very happy with everything. Brakes are noticeably better.
Forum: Ride reports 07-17-2006, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,002
Posted By Nickle
My son Andrew and I were just there 2 weeks ago...

My son Andrew and I were just there 2 weeks ago on a backpacking, fishing, best-ever father son trip. We started at the Echo Lake trailhead, fished several of the lakes in your pics and had trout...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 888
Posted By Nickle
Doons Its been a while since I did the same op...

Doons
Its been a while since I did the same op on my GS. I remember just a bit of fluid leaking as I swapped fittings.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 12-12-2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 138,956
Posted By Nickle
I have Mapsource and was unable to open the file...

I have Mapsource and was unable to open the file after saving it.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2005, 07:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Nickle
The Spiegler front and rear kit is in the mail....

The Spiegler front and rear kit is in the mail. Thanks!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2005, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 533
Posted By Nickle
Starter Grinding

99 R1100GS w/ 25K mi. The starter has begun to intermittently grind for less than a second after releasing the starter button. Sounds like whenever a starter is engaged when a motor is already...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Nickle
This weekend while on a good ride thru the Tx...

This weekend while on a good ride thru the Tx hill country, the brake line starting leaking bad at the line that drops from the brake lever- right where the rubbet meets metal at the low end. I would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2005, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By Nickle
We sure appreciate all the great advice. It seems...

We sure appreciate all the great advice. It seems that the KLR is the leading contender because of its ergos, power (about right for a new rider), tough, $$, parts availability, ... But I can't stop...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2005, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Nickle
Thanks Moose. I'll check closer. I do have the...

Thanks Moose. I'll check closer. I do have the tourtech part.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2005, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 785
Posted By Nickle
Front brake locks at full handlebar throw?

Looking for some advice please.

I have a 99 1100GS with 25K miles. I've had it for 1K of those. When doing the 180 degree pivot turn-around in the garage, I:
Roll forward, apply the front...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2005, 02:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,017
Posted By Nickle
Best 650 for a new but tall (6'4') rider??

My 16 year old son and I went to the recent Houston cycle show where we looked at various thumpers/ 650s. He liked the F650 Dakar but the KLR seemed a slightly better fit for his 6'4" height. I'm...
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