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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:40 PM
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Posted By a41capt
Camping

I took her out camping and flyfishing for a couple days in celebration of my birthday. Windscreen caught a good sample of the flys I'd need to match for a successful fishing trip! I'm thinking of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 41,051
Posted By a41capt
Tar snakes

I agree, when upright they kick ass, however, on a hot day (think 115 degrees F) when heeled over that sudden sickening loss of traction in an uncontrolled sideways fashion :eek1 creates enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 41,051
Posted By a41capt
Plus one on the tar snakes! Feels real hinky,...

Plus one on the tar snakes! Feels real hinky, especially here in the AZ heat.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6,673
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Posted By a41capt
Maintenance

66,000 mile fluid change, plugs, and overall inspection on my 05 GS.

Right upper plug was only finger tight! Also, ignoring everyone's advice, I learned a lesson in stick coil damage by breaking...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 70,055
Posted By a41capt
Yep

Couldn't agree more, and no matter the outcome, I love my 05 non-abs beauty more than ever!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 70,055
Posted By a41capt
Broken flanges and threaded holes

While BMW may be claiming that over tightening mounted wheels, etc. is the cause of cracked flanges, it has been my experience as both a repair guy and machinist that cracks extending out radially...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 41,051
Posted By a41capt
Whining

The only whining I get from my Anakee 3s is when my wife sees the credit card bill:lol3

Seriously, I'm on my second set, 6K miles on these and they look new, handle like a dream (except in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 70,055
Posted By a41capt
Improvised Torque Wrench

Hell, I just put the wrench on the fastener, stick my thumb up my butt, and pull til my thumb pops out! Who needs a torque wrench?:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By a41capt
Cheaper replacements still

I do quite a bit of casting in various resins and plastics and I've been considering that option as well. Just looked kind of like a vertical market for sales of them as they discontinued this form...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By a41capt
Hand guard bracket for cheap

I bought mine on eBay in the past:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-R1200GS-Hand-Guard-Brackets-/281202858305?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4178ff1941&vxp=mtr

They work great!

P.S....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 07:07 AM
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Posted By a41capt
A Mess?

Hell, that's not a mess. I've got a complete cabinet shop, a full machine shop, 2 welders, and a wife who thinks the garage is her storage shed! I don't even have room to wiggle!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 02:20 PM
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Posted By a41capt
Couldn't add second pic!

I had to reply to add the pictures of the headlight color!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6,673
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Posted By a41capt
Installed an HID headlight!

After running down the highway at night for several years straining my eyes looking for elk, I decided to upgrade my headlight so I could actually see.

I went on Amazon and found one of the 6K...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 09:31 PM
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Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Fast ways

You'll love 'em! Mine kick ass.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 11:21 AM
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Posted By a41capt
Revision!

Just noticed the spark plug socket stuck in the head on the bottom picture...

This was a detective event, now I get it! There are easier ways to get that stuck SOB out though.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6,673
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Posted By a41capt
Ouch

Nice "bite mark" where that left lower exhaust valve got some piston. How much valve train damage did you see, or am I misreading the picture?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6,673
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Posted By a41capt
Yep, look at my previous post about my new...

Yep, look at my previous post about my new Annakee tire change over the weekend. 14,000 miles on the last set, worn but still felt good. That makes the price easier to swallow!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:46 PM
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Posted By a41capt
Ouch!

That'll cost a buck (Euro?) or two!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 11:17 PM
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Posted By a41capt
60K Service

Fresh Anakee 3s, front wheel bearings and seals, oil, filter, tranny oil, rear brake pads, final drive fluid, pulled drive shaft and lubed splines, flushed brake lines (non-ABS 2005 GS).

A day and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,599
Posted By a41capt
Recognition

Some of us have our ADV 3d bar codes on our bikes (hint, hint). Watch fom 'em!

See ya there, me and the boys from the Munds Park fire station will be there, we'll drop off some forest service...
Forum: Americas 05-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By a41capt
Alternate dirt route

If you like dirt, and I'd have to guess most of us do, there is a route off highway 89 south of Ash Fork that leads from Drake to Perkinsville, and on into Jerome. It is about 40 miles of usually...
Forum: Americas 05-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By a41capt
89A alternate.

For the ADV riders looking for some dirt, consider cutting off of 89A in Sedona and coming up the hill by way of the Schnebly Hill Road. It cuts out at I-17 and 2 miles north is Munds Park and the FS...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 05-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By a41capt
Oe 2014

Hey folks, as usual, me and the boys at the fire station will be attending. Anyone coming in from the west side (Schnebly Hill Road/Sedona, I-17, FS240) is welcome to stop by the station in Munds...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-20-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 12,599
Posted By a41capt
Overland Expo 2014

As usual, me and some of the boys from the fire station will be attending again. May not camp out, but we'll be there. Look forward to seeing old friends from years past and meeting some new ones as...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Watched its birth

Having delivered about 40 babies in the field, I can honestly say that watching this one come out will be a whole lot prettier! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Global Warming

If this is global warming, let's get the freon back out so I can continue to ride!!!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6,673
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Posted By a41capt
Wales Watching

HaHa, all in fun pardner!!!

Hope you have a great ride, I got mine out and rode the 80 mile commute today as this is some of the best weather I've seen in a bit at 7,000 feet near Flagstaff,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6,673
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Posted By a41capt
Wales Watching

I almost rode into some whales once when I was piloting a catamaran...

HeeHee, this is fun! Rather Monty Python-esque...
:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Hauling the Christmas tree

Man, you've got WAY too much room in your garage! Better get a couple more bikes, or do like me and load up on power tools...

Great pics, welcome to AZ!

John
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Install lighted switch

Using a common voltmeter, determine which wire is hot when your switch is closed (turned on) and then wire the indicator light to that wire. If you buy a lighted switch to replace your original,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
NoMar rim locks

I was just looking at the picture and was thinking of turning some round locks out of hockey pucks as replacements for my HF changer. I've got the lathe, pucks are cheap, and other than marring up a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Thanks

Musta missed it. Being red I was hoping he had a secret upgrade for mine... Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
What is that tire changer

Hey Jim, is that an HF tire changer, and if so, where did you get those rim locks that you're using?

John
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Anakee 3s

Yeah, I've got almost 7K my Anakee 3s and they are a little noisy but stick like glue. The only exception for me WAS a tar snake on a hot July day (Arizona translation, 115 degrees F, pavement temp...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Replaced the battery

After she let me down one 30 degree night last week (spitting snow and freezing rain... Yuk!), I bought and installed a new LiFePo battery from Scorpion.

Holy cow, this thing is small and LIGHT! ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Middle-aged Baby

Love it! She's my favorite date and knowing she'll be around that much longer only makes me happier!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Rode hell outta her!

Baby turned 50 (thousand miles) today making her officially a middle-aged BMW. What a joy, love her to death, wish my other "baby" performed as well and without complaints!!! LOL. :clap
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Pissed Crap!!!

Today I changed the final drive fluid and greased the driveshaft splines as part of my 48K maintenance, and decided to replace the semi-bunged up rear tire bolts (the last tire shop guy was less than...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
48K Service

Completed leg 2 of my service, valve adjust, plug change and TB sync. Did front brakes last week, oil change, gearbox change, final drive and rear brakes next weekend.

Getting ready for an...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6,673
Views: 1,196,773
Posted By a41capt
Stop thingies

http://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/a41capt/image_zps1e7b14d7.jpghttp://i1348.photobucket.com/albums/p725/a41capt/image_zps5eea4855.jpgNew front pads, flushed the brake lines (easy peezy non-ABS...
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