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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By PETDOC
Shop recommendation in Madison, WI

I've got a friend with an '04 1150 GS in Madison, WI. He doesn't work on his bike and needs a good shop for routine maintenance. Any recommendations are appreciated.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,169
Posted By PETDOC
Are resistors directional, i.e., does one end...

Are resistors directional, i.e., does one end have to point to the LED and one end to the power source, or can they be installed without a specific orientation? If the former is true how are the...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,869
Posted By PETDOC
No comment on boots, but one on bone/plate...

No comment on boots, but one on bone/plate strength. Your bones gradually remodel throughout your life based on the stress they endure. When you put a metal plate on a bone it actually weakens the...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,910
Posted By PETDOC
As mentioned by others I've always stopped in the...

As mentioned by others I've always stopped in the gap to the right or left of the car in front of me and then with my bike in gear and hand on the throttle kept my eyes riveted on the rear view...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 9,962
Posted By PETDOC
Don't know, but my '04 1150 GS had a starter...

Don't know, but my '04 1150 GS had a starter magnet loosen up and produced very intermittent low voltage when starting. It worked fine for 2-3 weeks then wouldn't turn over until the 2nd or 3rd push...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By PETDOC
Thanks. It has been a long comeback. Thread on...

Thanks. It has been a long comeback. Thread on Face Plant has had a lot of readers.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By PETDOC
Easy come, easy go!

JSB223,
Thanks a ton for the very informative response.
Some background: I religiously have changed the brake/clutch fluid annually since purchasing the bike new. I am meticulous when doing it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By PETDOC
2004 ABS warning lights on; thoughts welcome

My '04 1150 GS WITH 48,000 miles has sat for about 6 months. It has been hooked up to a charger and started fine. About 30 miles into a 50 mile ride the General Warning Light came on and the Brake...
Forum: Face plant 08-28-2013, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,907
Posted By PETDOC
Once while traveling the Natchez Trace in route...

Once while traveling the Natchez Trace in route to San Antonio I covered the last section from Jackson to Natchez, MS late at night. I've ridden a lot of miles over 40 plus years of motorcycling, but...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,893
Posted By PETDOC
Been there, done that, got the tee shirt!

Been there, done that, got the tee shirt!
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,869
Posted By PETDOC
I had the fibular plate and 6 screws, and the...

I had the fibular plate and 6 screws, and the screw re-attaching my medial malleolus removed 12 days ago; 1 year, 8 months after the fracture repair.
Immediately following the surgery, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By PETDOC
Kisan SignalMinder

Kisan SignalMinder
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By PETDOC
I've had my '04 GS since 2004 and love it. It...

I've had my '04 GS since 2004 and love it. It appears you have OEM shocks. If these are the original shocks you should replace them. The difference in the ride will amaze you.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By PETDOC
Need link to custom ear plug maker

At the 2011 BMW MOA National Rally I listened to Mark McMahon give a talk titled "The Silent Killer". He makes custom ear plugs. Does anyone have a link to his business?
Thanks
Dave
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,476
Posted By PETDOC
Ninja freak, Thanks for posting the critique...

Ninja freak,
Thanks for posting the critique of your accident. I believe it may help others avoid a similar fate. While watching your video I thought "that could have been me." I started riding in...
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,869
Posted By PETDOC
LOcky, My plate and screws are coming out in 9...

LOcky,
My plate and screws are coming out in 9 days (6 screws in fibula and 1 screw up tibia). I have been very active, e.g., riding my bicycle on trips of 35 to 42 miles weekly since last...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 693
Posted By PETDOC
I went through several iterations of windshields...

I went through several iterations of windshields on my 1150 GS, including an Aeroflow, and finally found an acceptable solution with the GS Adventure shield plus Torbinators. I'm 5'11 with a 32"...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,583
Posted By PETDOC
I have one on my 1150 GS. 50,000 miles and it has...

I have one on my 1150 GS. 50,000 miles and it has worked great. Gives pressures and temps. If pressure drops by 5 lb or temp exceeds 179 degrees a flashing light comes on as warning. Despite showing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By PETDOC
I do my own repairs so this may not work for you,...

I do my own repairs so this may not work for you, but whenever I have some expensive parts to replace, like the clutch assembly, I order them from Moto-Bins in England. They have the best price on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,610
Posted By PETDOC
Wet or dry this is especially true where gravel...

Wet or dry this is especially true where gravel driveways intersect with a curve in the road.
Forum: Face plant 06-11-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,489
Posted By PETDOC
Broke 5 ribs and my clavicle on the right side in...

Broke 5 ribs and my clavicle on the right side in a bicycle accident. Getting out of and, especially, into bed was excruciatingly painful for a week or so. I told my wife to ignore my agonal...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By PETDOC
Good question. I've no first hand experience, but...

Good question. I've no first hand experience, but have seen others post that if the clutch disc is ONLY contaminated with clutch fluid it will eventually dry and stop slipping. The problem you may...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By PETDOC
Jim, you are correct. I misread the manual.

Jim, you are correct. I misread the manual.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By PETDOC
Jim, I may have misread the manual but I thought...

Jim, I may have misread the manual but I thought it stated a 4.5mm wear limit if you mic the entire pad thickness. You are correct regarding 1mm if you just mic the portion that wears off. I'll check...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By PETDOC
I just replaced the brake fluid on my 1150 GS,...

I just replaced the brake fluid on my 1150 GS, which has ~50,000 miles on the odometer. My rear brake pads are definitely of unequal thickness. I mic'ed them. One was 5.5mm while the other was 8.5mm....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By PETDOC
Jim do you know the torque for the 6 bleeders on...

Jim do you know the torque for the 6 bleeders on the 1150 GS ABS? I found a value of 14 N-m in the BMW shop manual, but that seems a little high to me. I replaced all the OEM bleeders with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By PETDOC
I don't believe the grub screw and retaining pin...

I don't believe the grub screw and retaining pin are the same. The 1150 GS comes with a grub screw on the front caliper that drains the brake fluid; many replace the grub screw with a bleeder. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 442
Posted By PETDOC
Torque for retaining pin on EVO brake pads

Anyone have a torque for the front brake pad retaining pin on the EVO front brakes. I've checked Clymers, Haynes and the BMW shop manuals and none mentions a torque for that bolt. I put them in at ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By PETDOC
I've used one on my 1150 GS for tens of thousands...

I've used one on my 1150 GS for tens of thousands of miles riding across the US. I love it. Very adjustable and very comfortable. I find with it on I can still move around quite a bit; have stock...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,869
Posted By PETDOC
Ouch! Sounds like I need to retrieve the...

Ouch! Sounds like I need to retrieve the compression sock from the back of the sock drawer. Still no specific recommendation from the orthopedic surgeon on time interval to return to cycling?
My...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,004
Posted By PETDOC
Sounds like your clutch disc is contaminated with...

Sounds like your clutch disc is contaminated with oil, either from a leaky slave cylinder or front input seal. Check the color of your clutch fluid in the handlebar reservoir. If dark you may well...
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,034
Posted By PETDOC
When traveling at 25 mph here is one estimate of...

When traveling at 25 mph here is one estimate of the distance covered during the time a human senses the need to stop and actually engages the brakes.

A vehicle travels approximately 1.5 ft per...
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,034
Posted By PETDOC
This fact alone neglects the additional reaction...

This fact alone neglects the additional reaction time needed by the operator of the second vehicle to engage the brakes. I don't have the charts handy, but I'm sure someone can dig out the reaction...
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,869
Posted By PETDOC
LOcky, Thanks for the information. I share...

LOcky,
Thanks for the information. I share some of your views and your fondness of really good beer? Carl Sagan's comment 'we're all star stuff; came from stars and will return to stars' captures...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,869
Posted By PETDOC
LOcky I have several questions regarding your...

LOcky I have several questions regarding your fibular plate removal.
1. How many screws were in the plate?
2. Did you have to wear a boot after the plate's removal, and if so for how long a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,995
Posted By PETDOC
The answer for me is maybe? To use Danial...

The answer for me is maybe? To use Danial Kahneman's (Thinking, Fast and Slow) terminology, when I'm riding my motorcycle I engage the analytical aspect of my brain, estimating the best apex for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,009
Posted By PETDOC
I've gone through several sets of Tourances and...

I've gone through several sets of Tourances and have never experienced a lack of traction despite some very sharp turns. I finally opted for the EXP front and regular Tourance rear so they would wear...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By PETDOC
FYI I believe the right and left turn signal...

FYI I believe the right and left turn signal light housings are different. The right front and left rear, and left front and right rear are the same.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By PETDOC
I was able to bend everything in my '04 GS to...

I was able to bend everything in my '04 GS to attach all connections to the PC 680 without use of the "L" brackets.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By PETDOC
I don't know if the 1200's are similar to the...

I don't know if the 1200's are similar to the 1150's, but with the later when the slave cylinder fails it can be associated with leaking from the rear input seal. I've seen some posts suggesting the...
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