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Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 331
Posted By Gruesome
Right side throttle cable not fully seated?

Right side throttle cable not fully seated?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,758
Posted By Gruesome
final drive minder

Is anybody else using the final drive minder? It is now available as a commercial part: http://www.werksparts.com/Final_Drive_Minder.php
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846103
With...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,552
Posted By Gruesome
Roger, he wants to mount it with power routed...

Roger, he wants to mount it with power routed through a push button. If such a VM really draws a lot of current, it would be important to minimize voltage drop along the power line from the battery...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By Gruesome
Very good points made by AbqDave. Any boots are...

Very good points made by AbqDave. Any boots are better than no boots. Impact protectors diffuse the energy of the initial fall from riding height onto the asphalt or concrete, no matter at what...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,356
Posted By Gruesome
Sounds like the PO already wired the stebel...

Sounds like the PO already wired the stebel through a relay, and you should leave good enough alone. Having the relay in a protected location seems like a good choice to me. It's not like you want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,188
Posted By Gruesome
Cool2 Just imagine: with the old bikes we had to do all...

Just imagine: with the old bikes we had to do all of this by hand! Constantly your ol' noggin would do the most complicated non-linear gymnastics, listen to the engine, check the road condition, use...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,549
Posted By Gruesome
It works much better if you tell the phone which...

It works much better if you tell the phone which language you are intending to write in.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,661
Posted By Gruesome
Congrats! Let's hope it rains soon in your neck...

Congrats! Let's hope it rains soon in your neck of the woods so you can report on water tightness etc.
Here it's zero degrees, and anything is waterproof, just by virtue of the thick ice layer...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 203,373
Posted By Gruesome
I conclude your high beam works, but the cyclops...

I conclude your high beam works, but the cyclops lights don't seem to make any discernible difference. Did you upload the same pic three times?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,029
Posted By Gruesome
That's pretty hilarious. Are you guys practicing...

That's pretty hilarious. Are you guys practicing for some comedy act?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,690
Posted By Gruesome
http://www.largiader.com/abs/absfault.html

http://www.largiader.com/abs/absfault.html
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,709
Posted By Gruesome
I'm not sure it applies to neck pain, but it's...

I'm not sure it applies to neck pain, but it's certainly important for wrist/ carpal tunnel pain: besides bringing the bar up and possibly back to fit your natural riding position and arm length, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gruesome
LEDs (solid state) certainly get less hot than...

LEDs (solid state) certainly get less hot than anything operating with a heated wire or an electric arc.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,661
Posted By Gruesome
The picture I saw showed 'Harley-Davidson' at the...

The picture I saw showed 'Harley-Davidson' at the top, and 'FXRG' below it.

But apparently there is also a midweight version with fewer vents, and a much larger logo:...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,549
Posted By Gruesome
With regard to Roundtrip's comment: the 147 type...

With regard to Roundtrip's comment: the 147 type lights are sold as driving lights, not fog lights. I'm still not convinced though that Naruse has the 147 type lights.

With regard to the dimmer:...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By Gruesome
Gerald Wilde, 'Target Risk', 1st Ed. avail. on internet archive

The first edition is still available online at the internet archive/'way back machine', at https://web.archive.org/web/20120717013613/http://pavlov.psyc.queensu.ca/target/index.html#contents
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,549
Posted By Gruesome
The 147 are sold as 'driving lights'. Look at...

The 147 are sold as 'driving lights'. Look at http://parts.crosscountrycycle.net/p/BMW__/LED-driving-light/46939799/63178532147.html?partner=googlebase_adwords&kwd=&origin=pla.
And according to the...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,407
Posted By Gruesome
Happy New Year, and thanks for bringing this...

Happy New Year, and thanks for bringing this subject up again. We discussed the same study already in March last year http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964101, with similar conclusions.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 02:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,549
Posted By Gruesome
So there is no number? It just sounds more likely...

So there is no number? It just sounds more likely you have the first of the four types I posted, the OEM foglights.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,661
Posted By Gruesome
http://s7d1.scene7.com/is/image/HarleyDavidson/980...

http://s7d1.scene7.com/is/image/HarleyDavidson/98040_12VMB
Looks pretty small to me (right below the neck). Where do you see the huge embossing?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,549
Posted By Gruesome
Sorry to bother you again, but how do you know...

Sorry to bother you again, but how do you know they are these? Is that number somewhere on your lights, or on the paperwork that came with them?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,549
Posted By Gruesome
Naruse, apparently there are at least four...

Naruse, apparently there are at least four different types of BMW OEM aux LED lights:
R1200GS OEM fog light kit: see...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By Gruesome
Did you look at the set? From what I find online...

Did you look at the set? From what I find online there are craftsman universal sets that contain both metric and SAE sized wrenches, but as separate wrenches.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 665
Posted By Gruesome
It sounds like you got all the answers you need,...

It sounds like you got all the answers you need, except for how this type of ABS (ABS2) works.
According to what I have read, the ABS 2 unit adds a third cylinder to the center of each brake...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,261
Posted By Gruesome
I think thefts are heavily skewed towards sports...

I think thefts are heavily skewed towards sports bikes. Some recent statistics are here: https://www.nicb.org/newsroom/news-releases/motorcycle-thefts-in-the-united-states-for-2013.

What's missing...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 968
Posted By Gruesome
My Atlantis jacket and pants have zippers that...

My Atlantis jacket and pants have zippers that cover about 3/4 of my circumference, so there is not much reaching and pulling needed to get the zippers started (on the right). For shorter zippers I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,292
Posted By Gruesome
GS lane splitting (w/ petition link)

Just saw a link to a new petition to allow lane splitting: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-motorcycle-lane-sharing-all-public-roads/qP86QbjN, over on the BMW MOA...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,209
Posted By Gruesome
Acf-50

I use ACF-50. I think the film lasts a bit better than WD-40. For a comparison on steel wool see...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Gruesome
I've only worn the shoes briefly in the rain, so...

I've only worn the shoes briefly in the rain, so I can't really tell. I'm hoping that long term it will preserve the shoes (and boots) better than normal shoe polish.
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By Gruesome
It seems the $150 Bluetooth adapter doesn't relay...

It seems the $150 Bluetooth adapter doesn't relay the microphone to the phone, so that connection would only work for music. All in all it seems a bit steep at $645 for the basic setup, doesn't it?
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,686
Posted By Gruesome
Well, then I think you are doomed. If you suck...

Well, then I think you are doomed. If you suck water or water/salt mix into the horn it's game over in no time. I'm also pretty sure that repeating the same process with a new horn will reliably lead...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,880
Posted By Gruesome
But why wouldn't you want a working ABS? First...

But why wouldn't you want a working ABS? First time some idiot pulls out in front of you from their drive way, or at an intersection, it pays for itself.
Here's the iABS codes form Anton's web page:...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,880
Posted By Gruesome
You mean the rear brake light, or the dashboard...

You mean the rear brake light, or the dashboard ABS lights? The ABS lights flash before the self test (at 10 mph or so) is finished. If they keep flashing after the bike is moving, the pattern should...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,164
Posted By Gruesome
Update: I've used up one of the bottles of...

Update: I've used up one of the bottles of Leder-bök to generously spray a skiing jacket, a parka, a pair of suede shoes and a pair of textile gloves. I have not yet tested any of the items in ...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By Gruesome
I've used one of the bottles of Leder-bök (odd...

I've used one of the bottles of Leder-bök (odd name) I ordered from Altberg in England (see this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1022601)) to generously spray a skiing jacket,...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By Gruesome
Unfortunately the BMW Atlantis pants have no belt...

Unfortunately the BMW Atlantis pants have no belt loops, and they keep going up in price. Otherwise they do meet your list of requirements. Maybe you can find a used pair, and add loops or...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By Gruesome
Judging from the test mentioned in my signature...

Judging from the test mentioned in my signature (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734081), the best deal for abrasion resistance are cheap leather pants.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,656
Posted By Gruesome
There's no armor that protects against that....

There's no armor that protects against that. Armor in motorcycle gear protects against the fall onto the road. If you hit a solid obstacle while sliding, there will be broken bones or worse.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Gruesome
+1 for the odyssey. I also like the right angle...

+1 for the odyssey. I also like the right angle cable mounting hardware on mine, but I don't know whether the battery came with that, or the previous owner bought or built it. (Edit: the odyssey web...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,925
Posted By Gruesome
Laugh Why not move your NP armour to a new jacket?

Why not move your NP armour to a new jacket?
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