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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 04:01 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,682
Posted By BMWRich
If it's of any help...my last Alaska trip in '07...

If it's of any help...my last Alaska trip in '07 was from Chicago to Alaska,including Prudhoe Bay and Dawson City......9400 miles in 16 days. 3000 road miles one way from Chicago to Tok AK. So it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By BMWRich
Northwest Indiana is my BackYard. I'm on the...

Northwest Indiana is my BackYard.
I'm on the Illinois Side by about 10 minutes west of the Illinois/Indiana border,I80 and I57 interchange.
Countryside BMW is 30-35 minutes north of me.
They have...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,548
Posted By BMWRich
Got a 2007 with 74K miles and still original...

Got a 2007 with 74K miles and still original float.....:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,215
Posted By BMWRich
When I'm working on any aluminium thread locked...

When I'm working on any aluminium thread locked part,(especially those final drive fine threaded pins),I've always use heat to loosen the thread locker. Whether red or blue,the soft aluminum can and...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,151
Posted By BMWRich
Work involved diesel,grease dirt. Heavy equipment...

Work involved diesel,grease dirt. Heavy equipment construction,excavation,pipeline and maintenance.
Tried to always find the "double knee'd" but not always available in some brands. Always bought...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,748
Posted By BMWRich
Like you my garage is "air ready" and corded...

Like you my garage is "air ready" and corded tools await until needed.
I also have a "corded impact" 1/2" drive DeWalt,and use it occasionally for lug nut removal when away from my compressor.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,645
Posted By BMWRich
Amen to Proto! Can be hard to find tho.... I...

Amen to Proto! Can be hard to find tho....
I remember the rumor years ago they made tools for some of the "Big Names".
Never did follow up on that rumor,but they do or did make quality.........
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,748
Posted By BMWRich
Thanks again to all. Yesterday I went with my...

Thanks again to all.
Yesterday I went with my gift card and 15% off "Menards sale bag" (which HomeDepot honored) and purchased the DeWalt Combo Kit w/plastic case.
Kit#DCKTS240C2.
Kit includes the...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,748
Posted By BMWRich
Thanks All for your comments and suggestions. All...

Thanks All for your comments and suggestions. All good and informative.
I'm more of a "wrench an socket" kinda guy but do occasionally need the cordless drill/driver. AAAND.....I'm a "Tool...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,748
Posted By BMWRich
Cordless Drill/Drivers...New vs: Old

My 20 year old in pretty good shape 12v DeWalt drill/driver is in need of a new "chuck" and possibly could use a new battery,even tho she still charges and works fine.
Thing is,am I making a mistake...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By BMWRich
After replacing the bulb,you need to start the...

After replacing the bulb,you need to start the bike and clear the fault.
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,641
Posted By BMWRich
The "Pink Shit".... But be aware....will freeze...

The "Pink Shit".... But be aware....will freeze at low temps even tho they claim it's good to a certain degree. Does get slushy at 32.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By BMWRich
Can't say whether or not this is common but,two...

Can't say whether or not this is common but,two people here in Chicago both had the "rear shock lower broken bolt" problem.
First one was a guy in the Chi Region Club with a 2005 RT and second was...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 97,230
Posted By BMWRich
That's more common than you think. Only,we did it...

That's more common than you think. Only,we did it with a bench vice. More than once!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By BMWRich
So my "Annie III's" quieted down.....

Here we are about 3K into owning these tires and yesterday noticed the funny sound they made from new has disappeared.
Temps were at 30 to mid 40's here lately, and thought that maybe now with the...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By BMWRich
For my gloves....they are connected independently...

For my gloves....they are connected independently through a "Dual Controller",but 1 power feed from battery.
The gloves (for me at least)required a different setting than the jacket.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By BMWRich
I have two older styles. One similar only with...

I have two older styles. One similar only with the "round" connections,and one with SAE connections.
Both "longer cables" or the one closest to the zipper are for the connection to "Power".
The...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,392
Posted By BMWRich
Gone as of this past spring....but still have the...

Gone as of this past spring....but still have the tube strobe timing lite and many ignition tools,Chilton manuels, and couple a rolls of cork gasket paper from '76.....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 117,221
Posted By BMWRich
'07 ADV....just turned 73.6K today. Still...

'07 ADV....just turned 73.6K today.
Still original clutch,drive shaft,rear end and of course motor...!
:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By BMWRich
Had an 05 and now an 07 and there was an...

Had an 05 and now an 07 and there was an "external change" of the center stand shape an reposition.
"Half moon stand early models to the H style stand on the later models".
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,664
Posted By BMWRich
Yes,very nice. But for me the wheels are a little...

Yes,very nice. But for me the wheels are a little too over the top.
I'd either left them grey or possibly white.
But yes,definitely better. I'd buy a new BMW bike if they offered that color scheme.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,470
Posted By BMWRich
A "BAD" joke..........

A "BAD" joke..........
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By BMWRich
Nope. Buy it and enjoy!

Nope.
Buy it and enjoy!
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,356
Posted By BMWRich
My 9yr old "black taped together,from being...

My 9yr old "black taped together,from being dropped several times" Batt Tender Jr still works great on my 07 GSA.
They're compact for traveling,cheap and easy to use.
Have had great luck with all...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By BMWRich
I'm on my second set of factory shocks...granted...

I'm on my second set of factory shocks...granted I got them for free...
Have in the past had aftermarket shocks on countless of bikes.
And yes,you can tell if a dime is laying "heads or tails...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 546
Posted By BMWRich
If you turn the knob slowly,you'll feel a detent...

If you turn the knob slowly,you'll feel a detent of some sort. Very faint but there.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By BMWRich
. I have these on my bike. Factory part...

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I have these on my bike.
Factory part from the F series bikes??? Don't recall.
Rubber inserts,bolt up in 5 minutes.
Saves the soles of your boots...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By BMWRich
Absolutely....yes... I also have the same...

Absolutely....yes...
I also have the same Deal....No Computer option=Float system.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,428
Posted By BMWRich
OK..over the years after several bike rocker arm...

OK..over the years after several bike rocker arm adjustments,I decided to experiment.
What's worked since for me on several bikes was not loosening the head bolt at all.
Took my thickness readings...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By BMWRich
Absolutely! Bad and or WEAK....will trigger...

Absolutely!
Bad and or WEAK....will trigger EWS.....
Had it happen to me an several others.
Replace battery and all is well!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By BMWRich
My practice is to take valuables with me....

My practice is to take valuables with me. Anything I can afford to lose stays in the bags.
On some Adventures in Urban areas,the bags were left open and empty.
This I learned from working in less...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By BMWRich
This style lock on Happy Trails ...similar to...

This style lock on Happy Trails ...similar to What Cug posted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/BMWRich58/imagejpg2_zpsb82b5721.jpg

And this style on MotoSport Pannier (no longer in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By BMWRich
My Safari's came with this style latch,which...

My Safari's came with this style latch,which prolly would only keep "honest folks honest"...all others could get in with no problem.......
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,363
Posted By BMWRich
Hey Jim,a definite "harmonic ring" at...

Hey Jim,a definite "harmonic ring" at 60mph....nothing under 60 or over 65mph. Not a trans or rear end whine,always quiet when using Metz Tourances.
Even with ear plugs,you'll hear this funny...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,363
Posted By BMWRich
I'm beginning to wonder if I made the mistake of...

I'm beginning to wonder if I made the mistake of mounting these III's.....?
Noisy........very bothersome at 60mph.........
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,964
Posted By BMWRich
"Pitail" off the battery either SAE or round...

"Pitail" off the battery either SAE or round style.
Of course with an inline fuse too......
Run air pumps,heated jackets.....battery tenders...etc..
Non CanBus effected.........
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,499
Posted By BMWRich
WOW....it really looked like it would...

WOW....it really looked like it would work,...soft jaws an all....hmmmmm?
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,499
Posted By BMWRich
What did you pay for the used 220?

What did you pay for the used 220?
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,499
Posted By BMWRich
I'm on my second Coats 220 machine in mucho...

I'm on my second Coats 220 machine in mucho years.
I do like the soft blocks/clamps of the NoMar and the added height off the deck.
Makes doing tire changes on large drive sprocket wheels like HD's...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,103
Posted By BMWRich
I've had good luck with cheapie bulbs...but only...

I've had good luck with cheapie bulbs...but only if they were Osram.
Look closely on the bulb casing for the name.
I seem to get 7-9000 miles before they go poof...#
As far as HID...if ya got the...
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