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Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,214
Posted By 4iedBandit
Please don't let the arm-chair quarterbacks get...

Please don't let the arm-chair quarterbacks get to you. I've heard of blueprinting an engine and had a general idea what it was all about, but this is fascinating! I'm looking forward to seeing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,394
Posted By 4iedBandit
I have an 1150 and was dealer serviced for a long...

I have an 1150 and was dealer serviced for a long time. BMW says the ABS unit does not have to be bled and I would expect a BMW tech to say the same. That said, my ABS unit failed and was expensive...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,797
Posted By 4iedBandit
Shocks are wear items. They will always wear out...

Shocks are wear items. They will always wear out and you will always have to replace them. The biggest reason to go for the expensive shock is that most of them are REBUILDABLE! I spent $1500 on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,946
Posted By 4iedBandit
I have a 2001 and had your exact problem at about...

I have a 2001 and had your exact problem at about 57k miles. It got progressively worse till the speedo stopped working. The gears in the unit get worn out. The fix? A new speedo. At the time my...
Forum: Hacks 11-05-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,199
Posted By 4iedBandit
Just moved up here

But have the bike in storage till we secure a better place to live. Just pulled the battery and brought it back to the apartment to put on the battery tender.

I'm going to be grumpy till we can...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By 4iedBandit
Can you hear the pump spin when you turn the...

Can you hear the pump spin when you turn the ignition on? If not it could be a bad fuel pump. That said, check the electric connection to the tank and make sure it's secure and check fuel pump...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,133
Posted By 4iedBandit
Don't be. This place is a treasure trove of...

Don't be. This place is a treasure trove of people way smarter than me who help me keep my bike running. I have printed several Hall of Wisdom guides and they live in my garage.

Problems get...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By 4iedBandit
Correct! I woke up this morning thinking the...

Correct! I woke up this morning thinking the same thing. My bike hasn't had an unsealed battery since the original and it was a dealer that did the first battery change for me, back when I wasn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By 4iedBandit
Negative. This one is not those. Both overflow...

Negative. This one is not those. Both overflow and vent are where they need to be. This is a third one. Smaller diameter with a plastic 90 degree fitting that plugs into something....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By 4iedBandit
This hose goes where?

Ham-fisted mechanic does it again. Long story short, my bike has had to sit in the corner of the garage for two years. Finally got the dough for parts, just a fuel pressure regulator which isn't...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By 4iedBandit
This is a huge part of the battle and you already...

This is a huge part of the battle and you already know it. :clap My first helmet was cheap, "Hey it's DOT certified and $200 cheaper than those others..." Well when I spent the money on a good,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,253
Posted By 4iedBandit
Is it BMW's fault if the speedometer breaks and I...

Is it BMW's fault if the speedometer breaks and I get a ticket for 100 over the limit? No, because as a rider I still need to pay attention to what I'm doing. You should know about how far you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2010, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By 4iedBandit
I have the quick disconnects on the outside lines...

I have the quick disconnects on the outside lines fixed so everything only goes together one way. Inside the tank the only two lines I may have crossed are the vent and overflow lines.

When I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By 4iedBandit
Question Got spark. No gas. What did I break?

I'm a wrenchin' retard, which is why it takes me about a month (or longer) to service my bike. Slow and steady. Measure half a dozen times, and then once more just to be sure. That and between the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,810
Posted By 4iedBandit
Very nice. I always preferred subtle to garish...

Very nice. I always preferred subtle to garish and this suits me perfectly. Best looking S I've seen.
:clap
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2009, 08:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,078
Posted By 4iedBandit
I thought the R had the same bar gear as my GS,...

I thought the R had the same bar gear as my GS, in which case you don't want to turn the handle bars to check clutch and brake fluid level. You want the bike level and the handle bars in the neutral...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By 4iedBandit
Rough running and hotter than normal

I'm trying to diagnose what are probably symptoms of several different problems and thought I'd ask the guru's here if I'm on the right track with my 2000 1150gs.

I had noticed the bike seemed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By 4iedBandit
Call Spiegler, they'll ask what kind of bike you...

Call Spiegler, they'll ask what kind of bike you have, your color preferences is and 3 days later (in my case) new lines will be on your doorstep.

I hope to complete my installation this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,018
Posted By 4iedBandit
Is a 4wd better than my GS? No. Do you know...

Is a 4wd better than my GS?

No. Do you know why? I have more fun on my bike than in a cage.

You can show all the pictures you want of 4wd's in impossible situations. Big deal. I've also...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,879
Posted By 4iedBandit
I don't have pics of mine in action, but they...

I don't have pics of mine in action, but they have seen action. They will definitely be on my next GS. If I were picky I'd sand the rust out and repaint the scratches. But I'm not picky.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,750
Posted By 4iedBandit
Thanks for the link! Now to do some studying...

Thanks for the link! Now to do some studying...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,750
Posted By 4iedBandit
I'm not trying to be an ass, but I've been all...

I'm not trying to be an ass, but I've been all over that web site and I'm not finding it. Do you have a direct link?

Googling other venues gets me some $$$ science journal reports, but my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By 4iedBandit
It's dead. Mine did the same thing about 17k...

It's dead. Mine did the same thing about 17k miles ago. It would scream so loud I could hear it in my helmet at speed. In the end I could make it fail just with hard acceleration. I had my dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,928
Posted By 4iedBandit
Approximately 75K miles and I've been stranded...

Approximately 75K miles and I've been stranded 2.5 times. .5 because it was the hall sensor and it decided to start working again long enough for me to get home.

I have a feeling I have one of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,313
Posted By 4iedBandit
Litre is right. Compare the relative mass of...

Litre is right. Compare the relative mass of each vehicle. Gravity has a lot more to work with in the car than it does in the bike.

That lack of mass on the bike makes other friction variables,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,665
Posted By 4iedBandit
Off by 100%

Off by 100%, of course the fact that the sending unit at the wheel hub imploded may have something to do with that. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By 4iedBandit
I once had an argument with a muddy dirt road. ...

I once had an argument with a muddy dirt road. The road won. I could not for the life of me get purchase with my boots in the mud. My solution was to push the bike into the ditch, which then gave...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,417
Posted By 4iedBandit
I always get on first. The passenger doesn't...

I always get on first. The passenger doesn't touch the bike till I'm situated and ready. I put the side and center stands up, both feet firmly on the ground (yes I'm a tall SOB who has no problems...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,054
Posted By 4iedBandit
I have jump started my 1150. Remove seat. ...

I have jump started my 1150. Remove seat. Attach cables. Start. It really is that easy.

Yes the battery is technically under the gas tank, but with the seat removed I have no problems getting...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2007, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,208
Posted By 4iedBandit
+1 I bought something similar. Small,...

+1

I bought something similar. Small, portable and for as much as I use it, one can of butane will probably last me a very long time.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,578
Posted By 4iedBandit
My link works. I can't help you if your...

My link works. I can't help you if your browser/internet connection is otherwise fubar.
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,661
Posted By 4iedBandit
What everyone else said about down. If you can...

What everyone else said about down. If you can keep your gear dry, and don't mind spending on something you'll use a long time, my advice is down.

A down bag will pack much smaller and lighter...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,578
Posted By 4iedBandit
I used this site...

I used this site (http://www.challengermotors.co.nz/Web-Pages/helmet_tips.htm) to help me put the baehr helmet speakers into my helmet when I installed the intercom. It is a little unnerving to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,052
Posted By 4iedBandit
It's possible they've fixed whatever problem they...

It's possible they've fixed whatever problem they had at the time, but for now I know I can get good service elsewhere.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2007, 12:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,052
Posted By 4iedBandit
I think Foothills went down hill fast several...

I think Foothills went down hill fast several years ago. When I moved back to the Denver area in 2001 I took my bike there and always had great service. Then things changed. I noticed different...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By 4iedBandit
Been a long time since I used BMW cases. Gave...

Been a long time since I used BMW cases. Gave mine to my sister when I bought the Jesse's. If I remember correctly you can unlock and remove them from the bike without having to open them. So in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2007, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By 4iedBandit
My 2000GS while under warrenty had an engine...

My 2000GS while under warrenty had an engine replacement. Didn't strand me anywhere. Was still running and BMW decided to replace it due to "abnormal wear patterns." Bike was 100% dealer serviced...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,502
Posted By 4iedBandit
You probably got it because some other asshat...

You probably got it because some other asshat flew by forcing them to jump off the trail and sprayed them with rocks.

Trail etiquette. People without it get bikes banned. Not your fault, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,190
Posted By 4iedBandit
Airflow around the front of the bike

I'm 6'2" and until recently had turbulence which resulted in LOUD (as in ear ringing loud) in my helment (shoei rf900). (2000 1150 GS by the way)

A Givi windscreen helped.
Tobinators helped....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2007, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,643
Posted By 4iedBandit
Cost of shocks.

I'm not a millionaire. Ohlins made a huge difference in my ride, mostly because my stock shocks were completely shot.

Yes, they were expensive. When you don't have a lot of money to begin with...
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