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Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By spartanman
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189972

It's a jumper setting Steptoe suggested. it apparently fixes pinging on some bikes. It smoothed out my 2002 GSA which didn't ping but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By spartanman
Any. The speedo drives off the front wheel. The...

Any. The speedo drives off the front wheel. The R1100R speedometer drive ratio is slightly different than the GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By spartanman
Yeah, some people like the stock speedo that's 10...

Yeah, some people like the stock speedo that's 10 mph optimistic. Supports the illusion of higher speeds and better gas mileage. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,346
Posted By spartanman
All the important modern conveniences and still...

All the important modern conveniences and still easy to maintain. Decent power, comfortable, great handling, great brakes, excellent range. Love my 2002 GSA. :raabia
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By spartanman
Looks and sounds functional, Mr. Jaja. Thanks for...

Looks and sounds functional, Mr. Jaja. Thanks for posting.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By spartanman
You can fix the speedo error. R1100R speedo...

You can fix the speedo error. R1100R speedo drive. My speedo is within 1-1.5 mph of the GPS.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By spartanman
This is my first season with this gearing and...

This is my first season with this gearing and mileage improves with rising temperatures. So far, I've averaged around 40 mpg and have gotten as high as 43.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 645
Posted By spartanman
I installed 2.62 final drive in my GSA. 2.82 is...

I installed 2.62 final drive in my GSA. 2.82 is stock. Had gears from an LT fit in a GS housing. Combined with the adventure trans low first gear, and non-overdrive 6th, it's perfect. As the others...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By spartanman
R1150GSA to GS seat conversion opinions

I've read the threads how to convert from GSA one-piece to the GS two-piece seat. I'm interested in hearing from those who've done it. Are you happy with the results? I'm about to swap my GSA seat...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23,507
Views: 3,114,425
Posted By spartanman
Yeah, sealing the bolt holes is the easier part...

Yeah, sealing the bolt holes is the easier part -- sealing washers do the job. It's cutting the o-ring groove in the tank that has me a bit concerned. It's amazing that the makers of these...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23,507
Views: 3,114,425
Posted By spartanman
Thank you for the exacting detail, Kai Ju! It...

Thank you for the exacting detail, Kai Ju! It sounds well thought out and executed. Nice work. I have a couple ideas to possibly make the install simpler. Machine up an aluminum spacer and put an...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,048
Posted By spartanman
Try the Steptoe Mod.

Try the Steptoe Mod.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23,507
Views: 3,114,425
Posted By spartanman
I want to do this to my tank as well. Please...

I want to do this to my tank as well. Please explain how you added the petcock. How is it attached and sealed? Which petcock is that? Thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By spartanman
Here's a luggage rack I designed for my R1150GSA....

Here's a luggage rack I designed for my R1150GSA. It bolts to the stock rack using six existing bolt holes. Installation requires the grab rail be removed. The front portion of the rack folds down to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By spartanman
Timeserts aren't cheap but work great:...

Timeserts aren't cheap but work great: http://www.amazon.com/TIME-SERT-Metric-Kit-Part-1215/dp/B001JK44D4

Keensert is another good option. I would avoid Helicoils.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By spartanman
Aeroflow fairing. Some say it's ugly. Nearly all...

Aeroflow fairing. Some say it's ugly. Nearly all say it works. Love mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By spartanman
I'm in the process of designing a rack for the...

I'm in the process of designing a rack for the 1150GSA. If there's interest, I'd probably develop one for the 1150GS as well.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By spartanman
Conti Trail Attack 2 rear; TKC 80 front?

Anybody run this combo on a 1150GS? Several of my riding friends run an Anakee 3 rear / TKC 80 front and like it. The TA2s work great on pavement and I've done fire roads with them, but I'm concerned...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,049
Posted By spartanman
Have you checked fuel pressure? You said you...

Have you checked fuel pressure? You said you replaced everything except the pump. It's rare, but the pumps can fail. Line obstruction?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 387,693
Posted By spartanman
Better, brighter, safer lighting should be an...

Better, brighter, safer lighting should be an easy sell. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By spartanman
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattrack...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattracklarry/b5e74dd14929acf580b4a261da2e2074_zpsa84l23ge.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6,655
Views: 1,192,878
Posted By spartanman
:clap

:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,522
Posted By spartanman
s4awd, it's your money, and it's probably too...

s4awd, it's your money, and it's probably too late, but that rig looks tall for you. Dirt bikes weigh less than half of that GSA. Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 387,693
Posted By spartanman
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattrack...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattracklarry/LED1_zps953d2360.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/flattracklarry/media/LED1_zps953d2360.jpg.html)

Model 60s from ADVMonster. 3600...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,212
Posted By spartanman
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattrack...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattracklarry/IMG_0773_zpsbexfojqj.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/flattracklarry/media/IMG_0773_zpsbexfojqj.jpg.html)

One of these from BMW:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,212
Posted By spartanman
And so concludes this R1150 GS Adventure Upgrades...

And so concludes this R1150 GS Adventure Upgrades miniseries. Upgrading these bikes isn’t the moral equivalent of a feature film – there really isn’t that much to do. They are pretty damned good...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,212
Posted By spartanman
So I finally installed the LT-geared (2.62) final...

So I finally installed the LT-geared (2.62) final drive in my 1150GSA. Thanks Anton for the fine work on the gear swap and setup. The gearing now is perfect. No more wishing for a taller 6th. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,148
Posted By spartanman
The magnet setup gives about 4000 ppm, which was...

The magnet setup gives about 4000 ppm, which was my original ppm setting. It would not engage at ppm settings above 6000. The cable slack is within spec. If slack were the problem, the Audiovox unit...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,148
Posted By spartanman
Well, I binned the Rostra and returned to the...

Well, I binned the Rostra and returned to the Audiovox CCS100. I spent hours yesterday tuning the Rostra but just couldn't find the sweet spot of responsiveness and smoothness. No combination of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,148
Posted By spartanman
Switch settings that work well for my R1150GSA: ...

Switch settings that work well for my R1150GSA:

Pulses/Mile = 6000 ppm
Gain = extra low
Engine/Set Up Timer = 4 cylinder high

Quick engagement, steady speed, no surge.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By spartanman
Clymer's manual has complete wiring diagrams of...

Clymer's manual has complete wiring diagrams of that bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,148
Posted By spartanman
I'm guessing there's not much to be gained from...

I'm guessing there's not much to be gained from using a higher than needed PPM sampling rate. I'm pretty sure the unit internally samples the input signal at double the set PPM rate or higher to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,449
Posted By spartanman
Just installed Speigler brake lines on my 2002...

Just installed Speigler brake lines on my 2002 1150 GSA. No issues at all. Perfect fit. Excellent product.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,148
Posted By spartanman
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,148
Posted By spartanman
The gain setting is what causes speed to...

The gain setting is what causes speed to oscillate. It's the Proportional part of the unit's PID controller. The timer setting is the Differential part, which controls engagement speed. I'm not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23,507
Views: 3,114,425
Posted By spartanman
Nice Rack! Who makes it?

Nice Rack! Who makes it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23,507
Views: 3,114,425
Posted By spartanman
That's really good, especially since Death Valley...

That's really good, especially since Death Valley is below sea level. :1drinkMy XRR gets about 35 mpg on the road with stock gearing and carb @ 750 ft above sea level. Switching soon to an FCR carb,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23,507
Views: 3,114,425
Posted By spartanman
More like 30-35 mpg.:eek1

More like 30-35 mpg.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,142
Posted By spartanman
I like elegant.:evil

I like elegant.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,142
Posted By spartanman
Good find. :clap

Good find. :clap
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