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Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,968,178
Posted By configurationspace
The valve on my air shock failed today. Could...

The valve on my air shock failed today. Could hear a very slow hiss from it when I got home. Switched the valve and all is okay again. Not much news!
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By configurationspace
It was doubled-up. I followed the standard...

It was doubled-up. I followed the standard instructions essentially to the letter, i.e. two strands of the plug through the hole. Unfortunately, I didn't have loads of rubber cement. ...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By configurationspace
First flat tire in 16 years of motorcycle riding... and had some trouble patching.

I had tubeless tires on and brought what I thought was some standard sticky-string plugs. My first (ever!) flat was a little unusual. The tire wound looked a bit like a crater. Wide near the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By configurationspace
Port Angeles to Creston

I went on a trip to visit family recently, my route would be Port Angeles to Creston.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o64/configurationspace/Creston%20trip/Route.png...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By configurationspace
I'm having some trouble with the logfiles...

I'm having some trouble with the logfiles terminating short of my actual rides. Any advice on how to avoid the connection between the GS-911 and an android phone "hanging up"?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks, that helps. I've got the bluetooth model...

Thanks, that helps. I've got the bluetooth model so my cell phone can record the data wirelessly while riding. Will maybe try it out tonight.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By configurationspace
Reading the GS-911 output

Hi all,

I finally have a garage and can tinker (easily) on the motorcycle. I've had a GS-911 for maybe 6 or 7 years now but I've never really used it for anything other than reading fault codes....
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 163,567
Posted By configurationspace
What are the main differences between the...

What are the main differences between the multitech and the new airtech jackets?

I have a multitech and quite like it. The airtech is cheaper. Why is that? Is the armour largely optional on...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,135
Posted By configurationspace
Most young people leave Victoria either when they...

Most young people leave Victoria either when they graduate highschool or finish university, because there's no jobs here other than low-end service jobs. All the jobs of any value in Victoria...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,135
Posted By configurationspace
This is bang-on. Victoria is culturally inbred...

This is bang-on. Victoria is culturally inbred and stifling. I've lived in Australia, Germany, France, Singapore, Japan and Edmonton. Victoria is maybe only comparable to Paris in how insular...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,869
Posted By configurationspace
It's hard for a dealer to be perfect. But that...

It's hard for a dealer to be perfect. But that said, I've had essentially no troubles with any of the dealers I've dealt with in NY, Oregon, Germany and now here in Canada. The trouble I've had...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By configurationspace
I'm a little confused. Seeing "the forks do not...

I'm a little confused. Seeing "the forks do not bottom" and in your first post "the forks would bottom out".
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,003
Posted By configurationspace
I'm almost at 2 years now, and the battery seems...

I'm almost at 2 years now, and the battery seems perfectly healthy, still. I've never needed to charge it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By configurationspace
Might want to look at this: ...

Might want to look at this:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=783467

There are a few other suspension adjustment threads on the forum that require significantly steeper investments.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,774
Posted By configurationspace
Oh, maybe Nair? My girlfriend sometimes uses...

Oh, maybe Nair? My girlfriend sometimes uses that when she doesn't want to go to a professional.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,047
Posted By configurationspace
It really depends on what the purchaser is...

It really depends on what the purchaser is looking for. I sold a 2003 GS ADV with over 40,000 miles on it for $10,000 a few years ago. But that was over market value, and I probably shouldn't have...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 11:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,774
Posted By configurationspace
GS's don't have chains.

GS's don't have chains.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,994
Posted By configurationspace
Put an Alberta plate on your bike, and you'll...

Put an Alberta plate on your bike, and you'll save a lot of money!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,994
Posted By configurationspace
You can get "green card insurance" in Germany...

You can get "green card insurance" in Germany with a US-plated bike pretty much indefinitely, so there's no particular reason to buy in Germany or the States. But I think the military also...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By configurationspace
I did a complete flush, all the old fluid out,...

I did a complete flush, all the old fluid out, and fresh fluid in. Took me a couple of hours, and I'm no professional.

The Avid brakes seem fairly well-designed to make complete flushes pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,968,178
Posted By configurationspace
Not much has changed on my bike over the years. ...

Not much has changed on my bike over the years. A few more wipe-outs. A few more dings. Buff buff, repaint and such. Just finished changing all the fluids... well, except brake fluid. Evidence...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,968,178
Posted By configurationspace
Give HPN a phone call. E-mail is a waste of...

Give HPN a phone call. E-mail is a waste of energy with them.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,496
Posted By configurationspace
I'm draining the oil from my forks -- first oil...

I'm draining the oil from my forks -- first oil change since the FBI cartridge inserts. Holy hell it takes forever for the oil to drain! Every time I think I've drained the oil, I turn the forks...
Forum: The Garage 05-22-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By configurationspace
Thanks guys, yeah these are Avid brakes, so it's...

Thanks guys, yeah these are Avid brakes, so it's DOT 5.1 required. I should have all the right tools to flush the brakes in a couple of days.

Okay, so now this is making sense. Probably the...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By configurationspace
Yes, it's binding a little. Not bad, but it's...

Yes, it's binding a little. Not bad, but it's behaving quite different than 4 months ago. My guess is water has been absorbed into the system somehow. Just wondering if this is somewhat common. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By configurationspace
I've done this procedure on motorcycles many...

I've done this procedure on motorcycles many times, with no problems. I'm wondering why this time is different.
Forum: The Garage 05-21-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,473
Posted By configurationspace
Hydraulic brakes becoming more pressurized over time

Hi all,

Technically this is a question about bicycle hydraulic brakes, but they're very similar to motorcycle brakes, just smaller.

I have a bicycle with hydraulic brakes and the front brake...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 16,644
Posted By configurationspace
I think you're pretty much right. The main...

I think you're pretty much right. The main advances in motorcycle technology since the 70's has been the suspensions. Pretty much everything else has been relatively minor, incremental change. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,968,178
Posted By configurationspace
I don't see many big bikes in Tokyo. How do you...

I don't see many big bikes in Tokyo. How do you find riding around the city in the summer? I find it hard enough walking around. Having a boiling-hot engine between my legs might be a little too...
Forum: Vendors 10-02-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 163,567
Posted By configurationspace
Hi, I can't tell from your webpage but does the...

Hi, I can't tell from your webpage but does the Back Warrior EVO Inside fit these jackets?

1) The Multitech Armour

2) One Leather Jacket
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,921
Posted By configurationspace
I don't think you'll be able to make the bike any...

I don't think you'll be able to make the bike any lighter by changing the suspension. What rear shock is lighter than the stock air shock?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,003
Posted By configurationspace
One year in with the new SYCL battery and nothing...

One year in with the new SYCL battery and nothing like my previous problems have surfaced. I got the cell tester so that I can balance the individual cells... but so far I haven't needed it. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,968,178
Posted By configurationspace
What does "check milage" mean -- using the...

What does "check milage" mean -- using the on-bike odometer, or using a GPS or using an independently-measured distance marked on the road? That's what I was getting at.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,968,178
Posted By configurationspace
You should see my coloured pencil collection!

You should see my coloured pencil collection!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,968,178
Posted By configurationspace
How are you measuring the distance travelled? If...

How are you measuring the distance travelled? If you're relying on the bike odometer, that might be the problem there. You might want to check to see how precise the odometers on both your bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By configurationspace
Everything on the HP2 is metric, there's no...

Everything on the HP2 is metric, there's no imperial used on it. Which "hole" are you referring to, perhaps mark it in your picture?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,968,178
Posted By configurationspace
I'm back in Deutschland for a few months. ...

I'm back in Deutschland for a few months. Everything I own in the entire world, aside from a few changes of clothes, my laptop and backpack!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,329
Posted By configurationspace
Yes, engines appreciate having oil in them moreso...

Yes, engines appreciate having oil in them moreso than tangbags. I'm hesitant to come to a firm conclusion on this since I don't know all tank bags that well. But I'm pretty sure engines don't like...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,329
Posted By configurationspace
Fresh oil tends to work better than broken, used...

Fresh oil tends to work better than broken, used or contaminated oil. But even some used oil can be okay. This is what my research is telling me.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 340
Posted By configurationspace
Do you know where the leak is? If it's not...

Do you know where the leak is?

If it's not a loose clamp, my next guess would be you might have "nicked" an o-ring on one of your quick-disconnects. That can cause a leak. So if you disengage,...
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