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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-03-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,866
Posted By grayscale1
Ed, I'm in your neck of the woods, have been...

Ed,

I'm in your neck of the woods, have been for 9 years now, at 8700 ft. My drive is probably about 40 yards, not paved and not level. I started out with a big ass blower, mostly did the job...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,779
Posted By grayscale1
Laugh Spark pulg socket

FWIW, I bought this socket http://www.amazon.com/Tusk-Spark-Plug-Socket-16mm/dp/B0039LB8PI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402431107&sr=8-1&keywords=16mm+thin+wall+spark+plug+socket at Amazon for...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-16-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 27,502
Posted By grayscale1
Broncs have a great chance

I just watched the replay of our game vs Pats earlier in the year and I forgot just how soundly we stomped that team in the first half of that game. Probably never saw such domination in any other...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By grayscale1
RAM mount with powered cradle

Mounted to screen cross brace. I'm tall so no issues with blocking the view.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,976
Posted By grayscale1
Light bulb

Better yet, if you do have access to power might try running a 40 w light bulb under the tarp all night, that will do the job unless it's really cold.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,638
Posted By grayscale1
Not running right

I have also experienced my 2012 not running well. Won't stay running, once it's running won't stay running when shifted into first, idle speed inconsistent, etc. I'm thrilled at the light weight...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 660
Posted By grayscale1
7th edition?

If you go to the Max BMW parts fiche (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51732&rnd=04302013) and look up the manual for the 2008 GSA, it shows a photo of the CD which says...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,638
Posted By grayscale1
Thx, no plans for big rocks or logs right away...

Thx, no plans for big rocks or logs right away but probably better to plan for that in the future. The way they have the evap cannister sticking out is definitely an accident waiting to happen...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 28,638
Posted By grayscale1
Jacking it up

Hey there, new (to me) 2012 TE310 owner here and have a question.

The bash plate on the machine seems to be plastic. Is it acceptable to lift the bike via the bash plate or will it break? How do...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 51,490
Posted By grayscale1
Gas smell

Thank you WB, I'll certainly check that out.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 51,490
Posted By grayscale1
While we are talking about this fuel flange...

While we are talking about this fuel flange thing, I sometimes smell gas around my 08 GSA. I have examined the flanges and see no cracks, nor any leaks from the quick disconnects.

I have noted my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By grayscale1
Final drive drain bolt

Got it out! I was able to get a flat blade screw driver of just the right size in there and twist it out. The blade kind of fit right into the points of the torx screw, luckily there were some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By grayscale1
Ordered dimple plug from Beemer Boneyard, 5 bucks...

Ordered dimple plug from Beemer Boneyard, 5 bucks cheaper @ $30.00 plus I really like those guys.

Don't know if the plug is really necessary but I've been wanting to blow some cash on the fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By grayscale1
Just went to...

Just went to http://www.drainplugmagnets.com/bmwmotorcycles.php to look at the suggested plug. 35 bucks pretty pricey, but hey, "THE INTENSE MAGNET FITTED IS YOUR ONLY CHANCE OF PREVENTING FINAL...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By grayscale1
I'll probable go as far as trying to get a...

I'll probable go as far as trying to get a screwdriver in there and turn it. As Jim says, should not be on there too tight (unless they actually did have the right bit and used an impact or...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By grayscale1
Hard to get a photo, the thing's upside down...

Hard to get a photo, the thing's upside down (don't have a lift), but I can try. Only way to see the plug good was with a mirror (I got bad eyes, too).

I thought about hammering in the next...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By grayscale1
Final drive drain plug mangled

So I go to service the final drive on my '08 the other day, no bit seems to fit on the drain plug.

After close inspection the socket on the plug appears to be badly stripped (I think it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,443
Posted By grayscale1
Powerlet plug

I did end up using the powerlet plug as a trigger source on my '08. Yes, it stays on for a minute or so after you turn off the key, but it was convenient to use as I replaced that plug with one that...
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15,602
Views: 1,836,032
Posted By grayscale1
Front fender and K60 Scouts

Question for you guys. I recently mounted a 90/90 21 Heid K60 scout on my 2005 (stock) Dakar front (actualy put the Heidy's on front and back, but this question pertains to front).

At the same...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By grayscale1
Yeah I tried compressing the spring and the bolt...

Yeah I tried compressing the spring and the bolt still would not come out. I was thinking that since the seal failed maybe moisture got in there and corrosion/gunk and whatnot may have stuck the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By grayscale1
Thanks for the help guys. Tried putting the...

Thanks for the help guys. Tried putting the spring back in and the cap back on to create some pressure, no go. The impact wrench was the ticket!:clap Just needed a quick spin to separate bolt from...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By grayscale1
Help with fork seal replacement

Looking for some wisdom from the forum. I'm in the process of replacing fork seals on a 2005 BMW F650 Dakar. I've got the forks off the bike and am trying to remove the damper bolt on the bottom...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,115
Posted By grayscale1
Thank you so much Neal, I'll check those links...

Thank you so much Neal, I'll check those links out.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,115
Posted By grayscale1
Standing up

I'm pretty new to the big pig, but not necessarily new to riding off road. I know standing up when riding off road is key, but I'm 6'6" and can't get comfortable standing up on this thing.

I know...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,599
Posted By grayscale1
My '08 does that too, especially in colder...

My '08 does that too, especially in colder weather. The behavior does not really concern me though. Generally all it takes is a little higher throttle in neutral for about 15 - 30 secs before...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,838
Posted By grayscale1
I have a fresh set waiting to replace the...

I have a fresh set waiting to replace the Tourances on my '08 GSA. Anybody know how easy (or hard) these go on?
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,505
Posted By grayscale1
Pricing please?

Hi Dan,

Could you PM me a price to upgrade a 2008 GS Adventure with
ESA?

Thanks
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-16-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,191
Posted By grayscale1
Me too

Would also love to see tall sizes.
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,258,061
Posted By grayscale1
great reading, thanks

Hi Walter,

Another noob question for you. When Terry is walking his bike across the river, is it running? Seems like it would be easier with power assist than without.

Fabulous reading and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,159
Posted By grayscale1
yep, hot balls

Also have heated Sargent. With that thing turned up my ass is on fire, even through several layers.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-09-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,191
Posted By grayscale1
looks good

Can you offer in custom sizes? My inseam is 38, waist 34.

Thanks
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By grayscale1
Thumbs up for Charlie's

I'd also recommend Charlie's in north Boulder. Have not been in a few years (doing most stuff myself) so hopefully they are still there. They always treated me right.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By grayscale1
Thank you for the replies. I will look into...

Thank you for the replies. I will look into these devices. Short of any modifications I guess it's something we just live with.

And after lurking around here for 6 years (can't hardly believe...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By grayscale1
Low speed driveability

I searched (surging, low speed operation, etc) on this topic but didn't get too much relevant info so sorry if this info is already here somewhere. I've had my 2008 GSA for a month now. Got stuck...
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