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Forum: Layin' down tracks Yesterday, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11,083
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Posted By marchyman
I've been trying to point out to Garmin that...

I've been trying to point out to Garmin that their unit has a bug or three. The bug in particular that bothers me is uploaded routes don't always show up in Where To? -> Routes list. In trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By marchyman
I need to remove a wheel about twice a year. I...

I need to remove a wheel about twice a year. I use the chock about 300 times a year. I optimize for the 300 over the 2. Yeah, it takes me an extra couple of minutes the few times a year I need...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By marchyman
Or use a scissor jack to raise the bike on the...

Or use a scissor jack to raise the bike on the lift and remove the pieces of the chock that are in the way.

http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-WDTk5vr/0/XL/p-140811254-1318-XL.jpg

I've done...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By marchyman
Perhaps your lift is different than mine. Mine...

Perhaps your lift is different than mine. Mine is on a I-beam rails that are nearly the length of the lift. There is no balance point that I can detect. I've hit the chock (my condor, not the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,424
Posted By marchyman
Add a decent chock to the front of the lift. ...

Add a decent chock to the front of the lift. Ride on/into the chock and dismount the bike. Center and/or side stand not needed. One of my bikes is always parked on the lift as I've no room,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 2,434
Views: 297,665
Posted By marchyman
2 inches of safety wire is as close to free as...

2 inches of safety wire is as close to free as you can get. That is what replaced my second lost clip. I keep the screen in the low position so when the clip was lost the pin didn't back all the...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 923,790
Posted By marchyman
Not quite the same... it one row of teeth instead...

Not quite the same... it one row of teeth instead of two between rollers and will pack slightly down more compact. But your idea is still a good one.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,420
Views: 669,752
Posted By marchyman
Indifference = derogatory? Please explain that....

Indifference = derogatory? Please explain that.

Today I rode my GS (to keep the thread on topic). Only to run some errands, but still... time on the bike is good time. I'd post a picture but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By marchyman
Heidies do that. They do it on wetheads,...

Heidies do that. They do it on wetheads, hexheads, and oilheads to one degree or another. If you don't like it use a different tire. Or wait. Either they get better with some miles or you get...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,420
Posted By marchyman
Short version: the GS-911wifi operates similar to...

Short version: the GS-911wifi operates similar to the old version save that it also supports the latest bikes and wifi replaces bluetooth. You still need the PC app to access the service functions. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11,083
Views: 1,187,637
Posted By marchyman
I see. It's complicated because you are trying...

I see. It's complicated because you are trying to jam 11 points into too small of an area. The concept doesn't work.

As you leave your start point you can get closer closer to your 4th waypoint...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11,083
Views: 1,187,637
Posted By marchyman
OK, didn't know that. I suppose as long as the...

OK, didn't know that. I suppose as long as the result is the same I don't much care.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-20-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11,083
Views: 1,187,637
Posted By marchyman
I guess I'm proof positive that they don't ALL...

I guess I'm proof positive that they don't ALL recalculate the route and EVERYONE doesn't use tracks. :deal :D

I rarely run into the issue you describe. I suspect that it has to do with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,030
Posted By marchyman
Yup. Your bike is a model year 2007. They...

Yup. Your bike is a model year 2007. They usually start selling the next years model around the beginning of September, sometimes a bit earlier, sometimes a bit later. It's not unusual to have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 917
Posted By marchyman
The 1150 uses an H1 for both low and high beams. ...

The 1150 uses an H1 for both low and high beams. Stick with the 12 V/55 W versions and stay away from anything tinted. All tints block light.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 2,434
Views: 297,665
Posted By marchyman
If realoem and the other on line parts lists are...

If realoem and the other on line parts lists are correct the stock pads for the '13 GSW, part number 34 21 8 554 424, are sintered metal. So there would be no going "back" to organic. I check...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,030
Posted By marchyman
What is the 10th digit of your VIN? 6 or 7?

What is the 10th digit of your VIN? 6 or 7?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By marchyman
I think the indicator is an icon on the LCD that...

I think the indicator is an icon on the LCD that looks like an oil can.

You can get a PDF of the manual for your bike from BMW at this link...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By marchyman
I dont see any ruffled feathers, do you? :ear...

I dont see any ruffled feathers, do you? :ear :lol2

http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-6845GMc/0/X2/p-20061206-1241-2248-X2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By marchyman
:eek2 I think the screw in fill nipple puts...

:eek2

I think the screw in fill nipple puts you over the top in GS maintenance farkles. Game over. You're the winner.

:clap :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,434
Views: 297,665
Posted By marchyman
Pads are easy to replace and not all that...

Pads are easy to replace and not all that expensive. The rear rotor, on the other hand... Rear rotor wear was more than I'd like to see at 6K miles. I didn't measure it when new, but at 6K it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,043
Views: 199,686
Posted By marchyman
Neither are calibrated. The GPS is likely to be...

Neither are calibrated. The GPS is likely to be more accurate providing you are going in a straight line with a good view of the sky. However, I've had GPS tell me I was riding 747 MPH (on an '05...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,519
Posted By marchyman
The subject says GS-W. W for Wethead. Your...

The subject says GS-W. W for Wethead. Your bike isn't a GS-W, correct?

One of the GSW fill holes:

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0620-12k-service/p-141731445-1469.jpg

You can get...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,023
Posted By marchyman
Your fuel injectors don't care if the bike was...

Your fuel injectors don't care if the bike was covered. Fuel residue may have varnished those suckers closed. I'd pull the injectors and see if any fuel flowing when you try to start the bike. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By marchyman
What guys at BMW? Someone from BMW engineering...

What guys at BMW? Someone from BMW engineering in Germany or the local parts guy. Don't fall into the trap of believing that stuff you are told by a dealer employee has anything to do with...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By marchyman
Real world for hexheads: * driveshaft...

Real world for hexheads:

* driveshaft rebuild usually not needed.
* FD bearings usually not needed
* Tranny input shaft lub usually not needed
* Clutch change usually not needed
* Alternator...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 683
Posted By marchyman
GS: 5 Amp limit RT: 10 Amp limit At least...

GS: 5 Amp limit
RT: 10 Amp limit

At least it was that way last time I looked. Perhaps the manufacturer doesn't know about that difference and spec'd it for the RT.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,426
Posted By marchyman
Opinion: waste of time and money. I don't think...

Opinion: waste of time and money. I don't think anyone knows the failure modes on the current generation of FDs, yet. It is interesting to note that recent failures the hexhead FD seem to be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,413
Posted By marchyman
Your dealer quoted you $850. That's not...

Your dealer quoted you $850. That's not feedback?

That's about $350 in parts/materials (BMW costs, including the stuff that you'd probably not change if you did it yourself) and 5 hours labor at...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,253
Posted By marchyman
You could get lucky and find it was one of the...

You could get lucky and find it was one of the in-head cam sprockets.

<img src="http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gs/2011/0122-service/p-20110125-1431-2696.jpg" title="Right head close to TDC">
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,413
Posted By marchyman
Have you considered doing it yourself. It's an...

Have you considered doing it yourself. It's an easy service. Checking the valves isn't all that difficult. Should some need changing you can then schedule a dealer visit for just that task.

As...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11,083
Views: 1,187,637
Posted By marchyman
I think the doc says the track distance covers...

I think the doc says the track distance covers the current long. If your track log reaches max size and is automatically is archived won't the track distance only be for the current active segment? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By marchyman
Clutch/tranny input splines have been mostly a...

Clutch/tranny input splines have been mostly a non issue for 10 years. I don't know what BMW did starting with the hexheads, but it must have been something mostly right. There have been failures,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By marchyman
Yes and no. :lol2 The front axle on the...

Yes and no. :lol2

The front axle on the wethead is held on by a 17mm flanged screw. Unlike the hexheads the axle is not threaded into the forks. You probably won't need the tool to remove the...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,458
Views: 923,790
Posted By marchyman
If the image doesn't show up I got if from this...

If the image doesn't show up I got if from this page (http://www.crawfordtool.com/knipex_002006S2.html).

http://www.crawfordtool.com/images/KN8603set_600.gif

edit: Ooops, that's the 7, 10, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,027
Posted By marchyman
About the same as without the load. I'm only...

About the same as without the load. I'm only adding another 30-40 pounds over the rear compared to normal riding. Also, as an offset to that I've got another 10 pounds in the tank panniers on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,027
Posted By marchyman
No problem loaded. I loaded the bike this way...

No problem loaded. I loaded the bike this way both pre and post damper installation. The bike (a '13) was perfectly stable in normal road condition either way. It's on the dirt where I find the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By marchyman
I ordered them from A&S via their web interface. ...

I ordered them from A&S via their web interface. They are not stocked. The jig and TDC tool arrived a few weeks after placing the order. The third (tensioner tool) was back ordered and took about...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,510
Posted By marchyman
'05 was 32/36 for one-up, 36/42 for one-up with...

'05 was 32/36 for one-up, 36/42 for one-up with luggage or two-up. My '13, on the other hand, doesn't make any distinction and recommends 36/42 always.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By marchyman
Related: comments and pics of my '13 12K service...

Related: comments and pics of my '13 12K service at http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0620-12k-service/
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