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Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 140,488
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I'd be curious to see your results from a braking...

I'd be curious to see your results from a braking comparison. Motorcycle Consumer News tested the camhead twice, once with TKC80s and then later with the Tourance, and while all the performance...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,209
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
There's really no reason to let it warm up for...

There's really no reason to let it warm up for more than the few seconds it takes for everything to settle.
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,461
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
More rain per month in my city than in Seattle. :(

More rain per month in my city than in Seattle. :(
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 26,337
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I've had this happen to a liner, an e-mail to the...

I've had this happen to a liner, an e-mail to the dealer I bought the pants from resulted in Rev'It sending me a replacement liner. It was still under warranty though. Silly question - did you have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22,138
Views: 1,218,648
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Ok, well K-jet I know fairly well. That said,...

Ok, well K-jet I know fairly well. That said, it's pretty full proof assuming your warm up regulator (being a 1979 model it probably doesn't have an electrical plug on the WUR, so one fewer thing to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22,138
Views: 1,218,648
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I don't know anything about the E21s, but I do...

I don't know anything about the E21s, but I do know CIS. Do you know which CIS it is? K-jet?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 769
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
With mine the internal spring that holds it open...

With mine the internal spring that holds it open broke, also replaced under warranty.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22,138
Views: 1,218,648
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I saw someone on an adventure bike of some kind...

I saw someone on an adventure bike of some kind that appears to live near Bethel Church in Hampton - anybody here?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,603
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I was just going to post that!

I was just going to post that!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 140,488
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Just to confirm, are we talking as compared to...

Just to confirm, are we talking as compared to the Tourance or the Tourance Next (I wouldn't ask, except the Next was factory fitment on the GSW).
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,358
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The idea isn't that it cracks while you tighten...

The idea isn't that it cracks while you tighten it. It's that once overtight it will then not respond properly to temperature changes, loading and unloading, vibrations, etc.
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 26,337
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Can it be fitted as a retrofit item to the older...

Can it be fitted as a retrofit item to the older gear (if specifics matter, Sand 2 and Tornado), or have the pad-pocket sizes changed?
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 26,337
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
One detail I forgot to ask: should I put any...

One detail I forgot to ask: should I put any Nikwax on the liner after washing, or just on the shell?
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 26,337
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Can I hand wash the hydratex liner of my Sand 2...

Can I hand wash the hydratex liner of my Sand 2 suit the same way I do the shell (in a tub with some liquid Tide)?
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Depends on the wrench. You don't have to do that...

Depends on the wrench. You don't have to do that with a Norbar.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,324
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
If you aren't willing to spend a couple hundred...

If you aren't willing to spend a couple hundred on a torque wrench, just get a beam type.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Oh...well...then.... :doh

Oh...well...then....
:doh
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
How in the world did that get through the air...

How in the world did that get through the air filter? Or was it outside the butterfly?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
This link is probably more relevant than the one...

This link is probably more relevant than the one I supplied at first
http://forum.hexcode.co.za/forum/index.php?topic=89.0
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,815
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I've only burned out one...

I've only burned out one http://store.candlepower.com/osraulhiouh7.html in 30k miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
https://youtu.be/NBX2qWHfHHc

https://youtu.be/NBX2qWHfHHc
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Does it not fire on the right side or do you not...

Does it not fire on the right side or do you not have combustion on the right side?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,358
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
That said, it is very plausible that they are...

That said, it is very plausible that they are technically correct, and there is really no reason to ever overtorque a bolt.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22,138
Views: 1,218,648
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
This guy is EVERYWHERE and all my friends think...

This guy is EVERYWHERE and all my friends think it's me just because we both have GS's
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I have to say, mine has taking more than a few...

I have to say, mine has taking more than a few dirt naps with no issue.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,721
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I wonder how they did that. I did the BMW 2 day...

I wonder how they did that. I did the BMW 2 day off road school and rode that clutch constantly without any issue.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The cables do snap in, not with a click but from...

The cables do snap in, not with a click but from tension, so they either get caught on the shoulder of what they should be inside of or they go inside completely, no in between.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,617
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Do you have a GS911 device? I once had something...

Do you have a GS911 device? I once had something similar pop up suddenly and fixed it by running the reset adaptations tool on my GS911. That said, mine started at the next start, not mid-ride, so a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 140,488
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
No, I currently run the Metzeler Tourance.

No, I currently run the Metzeler Tourance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 140,488
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
There have been a few reports of instability at...

There have been a few reports of instability at high speeds. Anybody have experience with these tires above 110mph (180kph) who doesn't think they are unstable at high speed?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Running lean will also kill a cat, same with...

Running lean will also kill a cat, same with burning too much oil. Not sure about fuel additives, probably there are some that could. I don't really see a reason to run them, so I guess it's easy to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 619
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Unless you have a fault with the bike that...

Unless you have a fault with the bike that results in an incorrect fuel mixture, which will kill the cat.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The factory GSA seat is higher than the GS seat,...

The factory GSA seat is higher than the GS seat, but the padding is so much softer than unless you are extremely light you end up at more or less the same height. I ended up with a Touratech high...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,890
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I don't know why the whole internet disagrees...

I don't know why the whole internet disagrees with me, but I did mine following what the factory service CD seems to be saying to do (make it so when you crack the throttle the two tubes move in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,891
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I saw it when it was at Morton's. Well done work,...

I saw it when it was at Morton's. Well done work, but I still think he should have left the wheels alone. That said, if he can afford to do stuff like that, he wouldn't give a darn what I think :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,890
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
No need for the GS911 to synch the 1150, and yes,...

No need for the GS911 to synch the 1150, and yes, do it at operating temp only after you've done all the rest of the service.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,358
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
On the car oil they had the new spec worldwide...

On the car oil they had the new spec worldwide briefly, then pulled it from the US and sent a notice out that people should return to the old spec for the US market because of our fuel. :dunno:
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,358
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Granted I haven't been throughout all of Europe...

Granted I haven't been throughout all of Europe since ethanol, but the places I have been in Europe let you choose non-ethanol, and everybody seemed to choose it. Our gas has a lot of other...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,890
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Doing a full service may make you change your...

Doing a full service may make you change your mind. I went through my friend's R1150GS (fuel filter, air filter, belt, spark plugs, oil, gear oil, final drive oil, brake fluid, lubricating various...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,531
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
That sounds about right. It only holds 180mL in...

That sounds about right. It only holds 180mL in the final drive.
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