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Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By JeffinTD
Yeah I've used a T6 four bank rc charger to...

Yeah I've used a T6 four bank rc charger to charge an AGM in my field box with no problems.

Set the amps around 1/20 the amp hour capacity of the battery for a slow charge optimally, up to maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By JeffinTD
Is that e-bay item really intended as a...

Is that e-bay item really intended as a replacement lens, or is it a protective cover?

I thought the whole headlight assembly had to be replaced as a unit?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By JeffinTD
Yeah I was kind of surprised at the battery...

Yeah I was kind of surprised at the battery capacity BMW chose.
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By JeffinTD
I really thought ours was related to the center...

I really thought ours was related to the center clutch pack or selenoid, but it was the belt. Has to be pretty tight to not slip.

Hope yours is as simple/cheap to fix.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By JeffinTD
Yeah in cooler weather my bike always lights up...

Yeah in cooler weather my bike always lights up the battery signal and sets the abs low voltage code, even with a new and fully charged battery and clean/tight cables.

If I rode more in cold...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By JeffinTD
If snugging up the belt helped briefly, I'd put a...

If snugging up the belt helped briefly, I'd put a new belt on it.

Try cheap stuff first. Still a good idea to change trans fluid.
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By JeffinTD
GF's legacy had similar symptoms. Check the...

GF's legacy had similar symptoms.

Check the simple stuff first. In our case it was the power steering belt. I didn't suspect it at first, because I thought it would make noise if slipping, but it...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,274
Posted By JeffinTD
The Howard's horn some of the HD guys use is...

The Howard's horn some of the HD guys use is impressively loud.

Locomotive horns really get people's attention, if you don't mind fabricating up a trailer for the air tank...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,096
Posted By JeffinTD
I just had my 2nd one take a dump. I guess...

I just had my 2nd one take a dump.

I guess I'll take advantage of the warranty extension instead of trying the fix, though getting to a dealer isn't happy, in hopes the newer strips might be...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,538
Posted By JeffinTD
I had good luck putting new cells in a Crafstman...

I had good luck putting new cells in a Crafstman drill pack myself.

Once those finally died, the drill was pretty beat anyway.

I sprung for a full set of Milwaukie LiFe stuff, including the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By JeffinTD
I believe the fill volume was updated to 180ml to...

I believe the fill volume was updated to 180ml to reduce chances of blowing seals. JVB could confirm if that is accurate for your year.

A little filing in the plug would be normal I believe. As...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By JeffinTD
Does the 07 require head bolt retorque at initial...

Does the 07 require head bolt retorque at initial service?

Anyway, it sounds to me throttle bodies may be out of sync, though sensitivity to throttle in low gears and a bit of drive line lash I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By JeffinTD
The factory grip I believe had a single element...

The factory grip I believe had a single element and 2 wires, and the canbus must vary the current to give high and low.

The replacement heater I used had two seperate elements and 3 wires, one...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By JeffinTD
Yes, I put an aftermarket grip heater on when my...

Yes, I put an aftermarket grip heater on when my throttle side quit.

I forgot the brand, but I took an ohm meter reading from the other heater and found a kit with similar ohms on one element.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,315
Posted By JeffinTD
So this started when you had replaced the rocker...

So this started when you had replaced the rocker and stud...

I'd double check the part numbers of the new parts, and that the intake and exhaust rockers aren't different parts.

Probably not...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By JeffinTD
Precisely. The pulse of fuel is not going to be...

Precisely. The pulse of fuel is not going to be of larger volume than the air pocket, and generally after each pulse of fuel a port is opened to return flow.

Common rail injectors are pezo...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By JeffinTD
Glad you got it going. The common rail CP-3...

Glad you got it going.

The common rail CP-3 type injection systems are indeed easier to purge than the jerk injection systems. Run the lift pump or hand pump fuel up to the injection pump and it...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By JeffinTD
Do not crack an injector line on a common rail...

Do not crack an injector line on a common rail engine.

The injectors are electronically triggered, and the pressures are high enough to inject fuel through the skin.

For the CR dodges, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,221
Posted By JeffinTD
I remember a story a while back about a...

I remember a story a while back about a distributor that hacked the software in the pumps so that it was accurate at 5 and 10 gallons, but read high the rest of the time.

They got away with it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,221
Posted By JeffinTD
I sputtered to a stop (dead fuel strip) not...

I sputtered to a stop (dead fuel strip) not realizing I had hit 400 miles on that tank. 9.7 gal I think it took.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By JeffinTD
It would probably be fine if synthetic....

It would probably be fine if synthetic. Preferably group IV synthetic GL5+.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By JeffinTD
Personally I'd run a good synthetic. It doesn't...

Personally I'd run a good synthetic. It doesn't take that much gear oil, and the final drive and gear box are both expensive pieces of equipment.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By JeffinTD
Yes, the transmission runs in its own oil. ...

Yes, the transmission runs in its own oil.

Personally I run Redline 75-90 in both the transmission and final drive.

A baby bottle with a piece of tubing and a zip tie makes a handy way to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,857
Posted By JeffinTD
Since you are on this side of the country, I'd...

Since you are on this side of the country, I'd highly recommend Mr. Ed' Moto in Albany OR.

I made an appointment and rode down. He put the bike on the stand and took some measurements, and spoke...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,280
Posted By JeffinTD
My general SOP for new lead acid or AGM...

My general SOP for new lead acid or AGM batteries. (Reasonable minds may differ on the subject)

If you fill the battery, take appropriate precautions and don't fill it quite to the max line until...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By JeffinTD
Now send us a picture from Deadhorse.

Now send us a picture from Deadhorse.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 21,369
Posted By JeffinTD
As long as it is a group 5 synthetic you likely...

As long as it is a group 5 synthetic you likely have a pretty high performance oil.

In the US there was some sort of lawsuit where a judge decided hydrocracked oil was so changed it could be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,120
Posted By JeffinTD
Fuel level sensor strips are a known issue. ...

Fuel level sensor strips are a known issue.

If it has service records, and is in good condition...

I really enjoy mine.
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By JeffinTD
I've always heard that referred to as a switch...

I've always heard that referred to as a switch housing.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,472
Posted By JeffinTD
So does the tooth looking area on that piece...

So does the tooth looking area on that piece match the spacing of the cam chain or teeth on the cams?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,472
Posted By JeffinTD
How about hold the piece next to a cam chain. ...

How about hold the piece next to a cam chain. Maybe you could confirm or rule out that it could have sheared from a sprocket by the spacing of the teeth.

I agree, though, if it is running find I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,472
Posted By JeffinTD
Forgive the dumb question, but are you absolutely...

Forgive the dumb question, but are you absolutely positive the drain pan was clean before you dumped the oil?

If you still have the filter, I'd suggest cutting the can off and closely inspecting...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,960
Posted By JeffinTD
My last rear I put on before a road trip. 4k...

My last rear I put on before a road trip. 4k loaded highway speed miles nearly used it up. I don't think I will get to 5k on this one, which surprised me.
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By JeffinTD
On Fords I believe the 12v pos pin in the trailer...

On Fords I believe the 12v pos pin in the trailer plug is hot when the key is on (once you install a relay in the fuse compartment). Dodges have the 12v pos position hot all the time, so you would...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By JeffinTD
I think I'd open the switch housing and take an...

I think I'd open the switch housing and take an ohm meter reading of the grip heater. A handful of ohms would be normal, but I'd bet you will have an open circuit confirming the heating element is at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,418
Posted By JeffinTD
Valve lash shouldn't cause a clunking noise, but...

Valve lash shouldn't cause a clunking noise, but something broken might.

I like the idea above of checking the cables and idle actuators. If everything checked out, I think I'd listen to it with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 601
Posted By JeffinTD
And no, that level of oil use is not normal. ...

And no, that level of oil use is not normal.

Are you sure it was filled to the proper level after the oil change?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,900
Posted By JeffinTD
There seem to be a number of threads about...

There seem to be a number of threads about primary coils failing, so that would be something to look at.
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,150
Posted By JeffinTD
I don't think anyone mentioned the respro Foggy...

I don't think anyone mentioned the respro Foggy yet.

I have one, and love it.

I also use Plexus as a windshield/visor cleaner, and it seems to also reduce fogging slightly. Mainly it's handy...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,300
Posted By JeffinTD
I have the M18 brushless drill, one of the impact...

I have the M18 brushless drill, one of the impact drivers, skill saw, recip saw, and jigsaw.

So far I'm pretty impressed.
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