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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-02-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5,391
Views: 549,262
Posted By marchyman
A friend put together this slideshow from the...

A friend put together this slideshow from the 2015 Moto Melee. Enjoy

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sGXUMb1qAK4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 157,552
Posted By marchyman
:clap

:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 93,796
Posted By marchyman
Check backlash. Bet it hasn't changed. ...

Check backlash. Bet it hasn't changed.



RepROM is what BMW calls their Repair Manual that comes as a windows application on a DVD for the 1200 and later bikes. The 1100 and 1150 bikes still...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,252
Views: 93,796
Posted By marchyman
Because more home mechanics have solder on hand...

Because more home mechanics have solder on hand that plastigauge :dunno

Then there is the cost... who's going to spend $60 or thereabouts to buy a box (the retail pack doesn't cover the needed...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,361
Posted By marchyman
I'm not sure what you find confusing. Module...

I'm not sure what you find confusing. Module master rebuilds that part. BMW will sell you a new one (assuming they have some on hand) for $2500.

Edit: Is it the spacing in the part number? ...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7,469
Views: 3,087,280
Posted By marchyman
I also like Wiggy's. I have two and use one of...

I also like Wiggy's. I have two and use one of them about 99% of the time. But compared to a down bag they do not pack small, even with a stuff sack. My Wiggy's bag packs 3-4 times larger than a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 495,296
Posted By marchyman
Look at the front left side of the bike just in...

Look at the front left side of the bike just in front of the left cylinder . If you see what looks like green colored dried drips you've got some coolant leaking going on.

Don't panic. The bike...
Forum: Thumpers 06-24-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 111,153
Views: 22,581,573
Posted By marchyman
Do you want to keep your stock levers? Do you...

Do you want to keep your stock levers? Do you want to keep them stock or do you mind cutting the ball ends off? Or do you want to keep it pretty close to stock?

I found the Moose Hand guard Kit ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 111,153
Views: 22,581,573
Posted By marchyman
That sounds like the symptoms of an engine...

That sounds like the symptoms of an engine seizure. Feels like you are running out of gas then starts running again followed by smoke. BTDT (but not on a thumper).
Forum: Photos 06-19-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7,694
Views: 2,673,155
Posted By marchyman
Fixed.

Fixed.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7,209
Views: 1,367,182
Posted By marchyman
Filled the tank on the GSW. The pump said I took...

Filled the tank on the GSW. The pump said I took 5.288 gallons. The book says the tank holds about 5.3 gallons. I don't think the .012 gallons that were in the tank would take me the 9 miles the...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 111,153
Views: 22,581,573
Posted By marchyman
Remove mirrors. Replace with DoubleTake (see...

Remove mirrors. Replace with DoubleTake (see pics in kezzajohnson post). Adjustment turns into a trivial task.

That was my solution, anyway. I decided to replace the stock mirrors before I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 495,296
Posted By marchyman
If you whack the throttle when the BMW "shift now...

If you whack the throttle when the BMW "shift now for best economy" indicator comes on you have a very good likelihood of pinging. That is what that optional indicator is for -- to get the best gas...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,847
Posted By marchyman
Huh? The wheel mounts directly to the steel...

Huh? The wheel mounts directly to the steel crown gear on an 1150. There is no removable aluminum flange as seen on the 1200. Can't replace what doesn't exist. But good luck trying.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 324,178
Posted By marchyman
Camp Kitchen knife. I use an Opinel No 8. ...

Camp Kitchen knife. I use an Opinel No 8.
Chopsticks. They make some that break down to half size. The knife takes care of anything that would otherwise be too big for the chopsticks.
Soup is...
Forum: Thumpers 05-28-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 111,153
Views: 22,581,573
Posted By marchyman
Sprockets. A simple change like going from the...

Sprockets. A simple change like going from the stock 15 tooth to a 14 tooth on the front makes the bike more fun due to the apparent torque increase.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,923
Posted By marchyman
Flange play (flange moving on the axle tube) is...

Flange play (flange moving on the axle tube) is bad, as in you can not repair the issue and must replace the FD bad. At least that is what BMW claimed about 10 years ago when the hexhead and big...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 495,296
Posted By marchyman
Exhaust valve compression release, I think. ...

Exhaust valve compression release, I think. :dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By marchyman
Hey Jim... ever have to replace that O-ring under...

Hey Jim... ever have to replace that O-ring under the cam bridge? I wanted to at least have one on hand but it wasn't on the dealer parts list last time I checked....

Edit: Never mind... I see...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By marchyman
He was probably being anal :evil As to...

He was probably being anal :evil

As to how... this is how I did it last year.
http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0702-cam-timing/
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,215
Posted By marchyman
I dunno, Phil... maybe he's just lazy and...

I dunno, Phil... maybe he's just lazy and impatient (like I am). I always do valves before oil because when I start the bike is cold -- perfect for checking/adjusting valves. Once that is done my...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,064
Views: 1,228,365
Posted By marchyman
Except... the tools I carry on the bike are...

Except... the tools I carry on the bike are mostly for oh shit! moments, not the normal maintenance I do in the garage. I've never used my thin-nose vice-grip like pliers in normal maintenance. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,515
Posted By marchyman
Manuals for all models in many languages are...

Manuals for all models in many languages are available directly from BMW at BMW-motorrad.com.
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 111,153
Views: 22,581,573
Posted By marchyman
The beam style is great if you can see the...

The beam style is great if you can see the indicator straight on or can place a mirror in a strategic location. Otherwise that style is not so good. Those who think they are seeing an accurate...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,555
Posted By marchyman
Roger, I don't think anyone is listening. By...

Roger, I don't think anyone is listening. By the time they're on that 4th tank of gas something else has grabbed their attention. Sadly, the "it worked better when I switched" memory is strong...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 111,153
Views: 22,581,573
Posted By marchyman
No you don't. It just *looks* sporty. If you...

No you don't. It just *looks* sporty. If you try to actually drive it the way it looks the engine won't last. For example if you over rev just a tiny bit the pistons may implode leaving the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,847
Posted By marchyman
Yeah... but you didn't get killed. Did you get...

Yeah... but you didn't get killed. Did you get hurt? Or just scared. Why is it that many people turn "it scared me" into "I almost died"?

I owned bikes with whizzy brakes between 2001 and...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 1,666
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Views: 380,980
Posted By marchyman
His exact words were If you find an F350 van, run...

His exact words were If you find an F350 van, run away! Frankenstein's monster is when someone tries to marry a pickup with a van.
I think the reference to "Frankenstein" and "marry" are a hint as...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,847
Posted By marchyman
People have been warning about death and...

People have been warning about death and destruction due to iABS since it first came out in 2001 (on the R1150RT which had an '02 model year). Yet somehow after over a dozen years neither death or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By marchyman
The problem might be the silverstars. I know...

The problem might be the silverstars. I know that Osram and Sylvania are the same company but the Sylvania Silverstar is not the same bulb as the Osram version and in the tests I've read doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,996
Posted By marchyman
Interesting. I didn't notice that about 11 30...

Interesting. I didn't notice that about 11 30 503/504. I suspect it is because 503, for example, is referenced from 11 34 510 which already had you install the tensioner. 11 30 504 is referenced...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,996
Posted By marchyman
There is a mark. You can see it in this pic: ...

There is a mark. You can see it in this pic:

http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/Posted-in-2015/i-ZZFbKTZ/1/XL/p-141831326-1481-XL.jpg

But I forget where the mark aligns when re-installing :doh...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By marchyman
Def, you forgot step 4: ride for at least 10...

Def, you forgot step 4: ride for at least 10 miles. 100 better. Many 100s best.

Around the block just doesn't get the job done. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,002
Posted By marchyman
About $10 if my memory is correct. Expensive,...

About $10 if my memory is correct. Expensive, but convenient,
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,002
Posted By marchyman
Hmmm. Neither of the oils you pictures are...

Hmmm. Neither of the oils you pictures are current BMW gear oils. Perhaps old stock they are trying to use up? :dunno
...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 111,153
Views: 22,581,573
Posted By marchyman
Using a pencil or straw or chopstick or whatever...

Using a pencil or straw or chopstick or whatever will only tell you that you are on the T mark... it doesn't tell you which stroke. I'm reading Jenn's question as how do I tell I'm on the correct...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 111,153
Views: 22,581,573
Posted By marchyman
It was time for a change <img...

It was time for a change

<img src="http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/Posted-in-2015/i-LjCrjdK/0/XL/DSCF1943-XL.jpg" title="New 14T sprocket">
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 284,100
Posted By marchyman
1) cost 2) availability... there were no BMW...

1) cost
2) availability... there were no BMW aluminum cases available when I bought my GS
3) style and size.. some people want bigger than stock, others want smaller
4) probably lots of other...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 284,100
Posted By marchyman
Lots of Holan pics here:...

Lots of Holan pics here: http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2013/0517-panniers/

I'm still happy with them, but what pistole says is true. Were I looking to buy today it would be a hard choice...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 912
Posted By marchyman
There is a spacer on the left side of the front...

There is a spacer on the left side of the front wheel. It sometimes stays with the wheel. Pull it or it will fall off later just to make you search for a bit to find where it landed. Blurry pic...
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