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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-22-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
A driver stopped next to me at a light during the...

A driver stopped next to me at a light during the commute home asked me, "Is that a dirt bike or a motorcycle?" I ride a '05 R1200GS. :dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By Monsignore
I use the trucker red & white stuff. I have it...

I use the trucker red & white stuff. I have it wrapped around my panniers. I even put a strip on the bottom of each can, cuz I have a 50 yard roll.
I think I bought it from here:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Yeah, but... :muutt

Yeah, but... :muutt
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
So how common is it for all the stick coils to...

So how common is it for all the stick coils to fail at the same time?

Just did the disconnect-them-one-at-a-time test and the other (left) primary AND the right secondary are kaput. :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Follow up question

Just wondering if the collective believes there is anything I should check or be concerned about after having run the bike nearly 1700 miles on 3/4 spark. Any immediate maintenance to perform?

...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Talking Yippee!

A new stick coil was waiting for me when I got home. Didn't even take off my gear before I installed it.
I could tell at start-up and idle that everything was good. Still, ya gotta test ride it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Cool2 Minor Update

This clicked for me. So, I did the tes on my way to work this morning.

I knew the left secondary was fine because I had replaced it with the new one with no change. Same when I put the old one...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 1,371,849
Posted By Monsignore
Just lean more.

Just lean more.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Monsignore
I'm having the same issue (thread here...

I'm having the same issue (thread here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1066043)). '05 R1200GS with 71,xxx miles (114,xxx km). I'm taking mine to the shop. I'll let ya know what...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
I've decided to bite the bullet & take into the...

I've decided to bite the bullet & take into the shop. Foolish me, I figured I could just call 'em up and they'd say, "Sure! Bring it right in!" But, duh, it's beginning of the season, so the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-02-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,344
Posted By Monsignore
I like all your points, OP. I would also add...

I like all your points, OP. I would also add lessons in learning to separate one's emotional attachment from the machine. This will lower the initial asking price, and make low-ball offers, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Here's the latest, for those who care. The...

Here's the latest, for those who care.

The day before my trip, last Wednesday, I received 4 new sparkplugs. I used one of them to test the stick coils. To test the secondaries, I plugged them...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
As for the oil outside the plug, things looked...

As for the oil outside the plug, things looked slightly out of whack? :dunno The coil cover was full of gravel & crud. But that could just be a result of it being the "downhill" side when parked on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Test ride: Gremlin is still there. JetSpeed,...

Test ride: Gremlin is still there.

JetSpeed, can you, or someone else, explain what's going on.

As I understand it, the stick coil is what allows the spark plug to spark, more or less. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Eek https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/17862578451_397...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5452/17862578451_39756388ab_z.jpg
Uh oh...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8894/17859163292_00d9133b1e_z.jpg
That's normal, right?


I installed Excel Cycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Real quick before I run back to the bike... ...

Real quick before I run back to the bike...

Left secondary plug was covered in oil, and I don't mean just the electrodes. The body of the plug itself, and it had leaked into the coil cover and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
I was able to give the issue a little more...

I was able to give the issue a little more analysis today.

Last night, I did the throttle reset thing where you turn on the key, open the throttle 3 times, then shut it off. (I knew I wouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Clutch seals were replaced by the previous owner...

Clutch seals were replaced by the previous owner in the 30,xxx mile range.

Everything was fine yesterday. There was no sort of creeping issue. Idle is normal. Just filled the tank with 93...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,124
Posted By Monsignore
Cry Crank the throttle & no-go

'05 R1200GS, 71,xxx miles.
The problem began on this morning's commute. Tried to accelerate away from the pack at a green light and thought I was in 2nd gear the way the engine sputtered and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 97,208
Posted By Monsignore
Got my letter yesterday. I did my own...

Got my letter yesterday.
I did my own replacement 2 years ago, but I'll contact MaxBMW (from where I ordered the parts) about reimbursement. I might talk to BMW of Manhattan, since they're a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,969
Posted By Monsignore
Crap! Mine falls under that recall. Do you have...

Crap! Mine falls under that recall. Do you have a link to the bulletin so I can take it to me local hospital?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By Monsignore
Have you tried maybe cleaning the switch parts? ...

Have you tried maybe cleaning the switch parts? Maybe gunk has built up and causing a spotty connection?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-07-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
It's great, except when I'm stuck in traffic...

It's great, except when I'm stuck in traffic during the summer. I have the Ultra II with their so-called "Stretch Kevlar." I talked with a guy in my store who was wearing the mesh Kevlar. That...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-06-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
Please don't knock over my bike with your big...

Please don't knock over my bike with your big trucks! :freaky
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-03-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
That would be me. I'm the head coffee...

That would be me.

I'm the head coffee roaster at the Whole Foods.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-29-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
You might want to tone down your personal details...

You might want to tone down your personal details a bit. And you should probably talk to your proctologist if things are feeling lumpier.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
Yeah, I walked up and down the block a bit trying...

Yeah, I walked up and down the block a bit trying to figure out what to do. Should I take it and drop it off at a local store with a note? Should I just pretend it didn't happen? I just hope the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
Yup! I didn't notice when I first walked by. ...

Yup!
I didn't notice when I first walked by.

At the urging of a friend and fellow GS-rider & ADV'r, I spent $2 on a bandana to try to hide it.

...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
Saw this pair parked on St Marks out side Porto...

Saw this pair parked on St Marks out side Porto Rico. The GS had an Albania license plate.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7601/17249046965_e330903937_c.jpg

Anyone notice anything a little odd...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-20-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26,631
Views: 1,942,767
Posted By Monsignore
What's funny, is that my got stolen from in front...

What's funny, is that my got stolen from in front of my apartment. Darn teenagers! :fitz
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,715
Posted By Monsignore
+1 to the above. I'll put my toes on the...

+1 to the above.

I'll put my toes on the pegs and alternately raise my heels. Or I move my hips, focusing on my sitz bones. Or move your toes to the back of your pegs and lower your heels (boots...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 1,371,849
Posted By Monsignore
Don't know how tall/short your pillion is, but my...

Don't know how tall/short your pillion is, but my wife is 5'2". The grab bars I have on my GS are too far away for her to comfortably reach. I've wrapped an Aerostich Heavy Duty Hook-n-Loop strap...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 1,371,849
Posted By Monsignore
Picked it up from the local speed shop (after a...

Picked it up from the local speed shop (after a dozen non-answered phone calls) after getting a new front tire and the front rotors replaced; then gingerly (http://www.redheadsanonymous.com/) rode it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By Monsignore
Are you tired of your bike? Yes? Buy his. ...

Are you tired of your bike?
Yes? Buy his.
No? Wish him well and keep riding.
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 28,983
Posted By Monsignore
So this happened today while I was trying to...

So this happened today while I was trying to remove the axle on my '05 R1200GS.

:dllama

Better the tool than my bike, I guess.

The last one to touch my axle was a local shop when they...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7,219
Views: 1,371,849
Posted By Monsignore
Have any of you installed BikeVis Bullets & their...

Have any of you installed BikeVis Bullets & their PodMod? If so, do you have any photos or tips? I've got a set I plan to put on the upper H&B bars on my '05 R1200GS.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-21-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,991
Posted By Monsignore
And that's a good thing? I don't know of any...

And that's a good thing?

I don't know of any sort of "brotherhood." I ride a motorcycle. It's a form of transportation. Is there a brotherhood of car drivers? A motorcycle is not some mystical...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,332
Posted By Monsignore
My advice is to stop dropping your bike.

My advice is to stop dropping your bike.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,991
Posted By Monsignore
What the hell does that even mean?

What the hell does that even mean?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,111
Posted By Monsignore
Well, they've been around 129 years. I figure...

Well, they've been around 129 years. I figure they know what they're doing by now.
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