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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 07:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By def
Is your GS ABS equipped? If so, you'll want to be...

Is your GS ABS equipped? If so, you'll want to be sure not to get any decomposing brake line debris in the ABS hydro unit.

As suggested by others, remove all the rubber OE brake lines and discard...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By def
VR, well said. And who do I trust?

VR, well said.

And who do I trust?
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By def
Being a lazy lout, I'll ride until empty (or...

Being a lazy lout, I'll ride until empty (or nearly so) but the idea to pump out fuel?....Hmmmmm...I might just try it.

I like the steel tube substitute for the rubber U-tube idea.

Fuel filter...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By def
Roger, WILCO, over and out (JetSpeed talks like...

Roger, WILCO, over and out (JetSpeed talks like that sometimes).
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By def
JVB makes such a production out of everything....

JVB makes such a production out of everything. I'm waiting to hear his final evaluation. I suspect it too will be a production of sorts.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By def
Once I assemble everything needed to do the job,...

Once I assemble everything needed to do the job, those vent/drain hoses will also be replaced regardless of their condition. Roger's suggestion to replace the pump dampener will also be done.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By def
I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately...

I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately (fortunately, really) the regular Joe has no means for adjusting, correcting or tuning the fuel delivery by the individual OE injectors and ECU other than to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By def
While changing from incandescent bulbs to LEDs...

While changing from incandescent bulbs to LEDs insures that you'll never burn out your turn signal lamps and your turn signals will likely be more conspicuous, installing a load resistor to make up...
Forum: The Garage 07-21-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,318
Posted By def
A question; Does the cut trace modification...

A question;

Does the cut trace modification also make the 4-way flashers work properly when LEDs have been installed?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By def
I will replace the OE incandescent lamps with LED...

I will replace the OE incandescent lamps with LED bulbs, perform Poolside's modification to the flasher PCB and leave the OE turn signals in place.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 397
Posted By def
Installing LEDs in the turn signal system on your...

Installing LEDs in the turn signal system on your '02 GS, reduces the current demands considerably. The turn signal flash rate is controlled by an electronic flasher device in the fuse box. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By def
When the throttle body plates are at rest on the...

When the throttle body plates are at rest on the idle stop screws (those confounded screws that are marked with paint drops from the factory that are verboten to mess with), idle air flow can be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By def
You'll need to modify the turn signal flasher...

You'll need to modify the turn signal flasher (it's electronic not mechanical) to operate properly with the significantly reduced load when you install LEDs in the turn signals. It involves cutting a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By def
Oh, tire valve stems. Well, last tires I...

Oh, tire valve stems.

Well, last tires I installed, I also installed angles metal valve stems. Makes airing up much easier. About $7.00 for a pair with a nice gasketed cap.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,305
Posted By def
It is unlikely that engine cylinders would be...

It is unlikely that engine cylinders would be made of titanium. Alloy works better, is more easily worked than Ti and has better thermal performance.

Connecting rods, internal engine fasteners and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 685
Posted By def
The valve seats will likely wear out before the...

The valve seats will likely wear out before the valve stems. The exhaust valves will likely wear out before the intake valves.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By def
One more question, how about the lines that go...

One more question, how about the lines that go from the rollover valve to the pump plate? Do those need to be replaced? If so, I don't think 1 foot of hose is gonna do it. If replaced, do those lines...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By def
Inside the tank on the oilhead

I'm goin' in deep and replacing all the in-tank lines and filter on my '01 GS. Also, I'll recalibrate or burnish the pot windings inasmuch as my fuel gauge shows 2 bars low.

Question;

1- What...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By def
No, its not synthetic...no good for 1200 miles...

No, its not synthetic...no good for 1200 miles trips..and you would have every hot Italian babe following your everywhere even if it's not EVOO....don't say we didn't warn you.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By def
Ya know, maybe this JetSpeed guy and I are...

Ya know, maybe this JetSpeed guy and I are related. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I painted a perfectly lovely British Racing Green Greeves Challenger with J. I. Case orange tractor paint.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By def
Keep it the way it is and wear some matching...

Keep it the way it is and wear some matching riding gear.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 854
Posted By def
JetSpeed is right on! I smell everything. I...

JetSpeed is right on! I smell everything. I learned it from Ginger, the wonder dog pictured in my avatar.

Soon there will be smellivision to replace television. I'll be ready...so will Ginger.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By def
You made reference to the clutch basket. There is...

You made reference to the clutch basket. There is no such thing in the oilhead clutch.

Some transmissions do clatter due to the acceleration and deceleration of the transmission parts at hot idle....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By def
Rod, when you refer to the "drive" are you...

Rod, when you refer to the "drive" are you referring to what us seniors call the Bendix?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By def
I often drain engine oil cold so that all the...

I often drain engine oil cold so that all the junk is at the bottom of the sump and comes out first. I also inspect the oil as it drains for anything that is abnormal. Also, a cool engine is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By def
Would you care to elaborate regarding the clutch...

Would you care to elaborate regarding the clutch basket thing?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By def
Then, please provide us with the reason for the...

Then, please provide us with the reason for the change.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By def
I just polished off a dollop of possum puddin'...

I just polished off a dollop of possum puddin' and some home made corn squeezins'...all is well.

Now, the next time you go to the IOM, let's meet and toss a few cabers, eh laddie? I'll be the one...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By def
No but, do your own oil changes henceforth.

No but, do your own oil changes henceforth.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By def
To determine how much over the glass your oil...

To determine how much over the glass your oil level is, tip the bike over to the right of center and determine how far over the glass your oil level is. You may need a friend to help.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By def
Silly me, last oil change I wasn't paying...

Silly me, last oil change I wasn't paying attention to how much oil I was adding to the engine and I overfilled by about 8 oz.

That much oil might work it's way up into the combustion chambers or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,181
Posted By def
Not even at high altitude? I've been...

Not even at high altitude?

I've been thinking of strapping a JATO bottle onto my GS....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,030
Posted By def
Did your ride bring the engine to full hot? If...

Did your ride bring the engine to full hot? If not, you'll not get an accurate oil level reading.

Ride to full hot and park on the center stand. Read oil level the next morning.

I run my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By def
Badak, you report ticking once the engine is at...

Badak, you report ticking once the engine is at operating temperature. When you hear this ticking, which cylinder does it come from? If the RH side, reach down and place your finger on the cable...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 490
Posted By def
Aye...just watch and read everything this...

Aye...just watch and read everything this Buchanan has to say and you'll be a smart fellow. Now, go eat some haggis, with neeps and tatties and quaff a tankard of whisky.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 588
Posted By def
SKF is a respected Swedish bearing manufacturer....

SKF is a respected Swedish bearing manufacturer. FAG (the BMW supplier of many bearings) is a respected German bearing manufacturer. A brass cage would not be my choice for the Paralever FD...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By def
If I am any judge, JVB will be impressed after he...

If I am any judge, JVB will be impressed after he has some seat time and has played with the various settings.

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 811
Posted By def
Better check your math. A 55 watt lamp at 13 VCD...

Better check your math. A 55 watt lamp at 13 VCD is a 4.2 amp load. And it doesn't matter if it is halogen or not. I(A) = P(W) / V(V).

A typical 55 watt halogen lamp provides about 2000 lumens at...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By def
Yup...that'll light up a couple of toasters. ...

Yup...that'll light up a couple of toasters.

Down here in Dixieland, most of our juice starts out as coal with some hydro thrown in.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,405
Posted By def
Yes you can.

Yes you can.
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