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Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,097
Posted By vagueout
In my experience the best way to track an oil...

In my experience the best way to track an oil leak is to wash down the whole area with kerosene and a paint brush, hose off, let dry and observe closely as the leak shows again. As others have noted,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,237
Posted By vagueout
Following a rubber valve failure about three...

Following a rubber valve failure about three years ago i fitted a pair of the metal valves in the link, they are of excellent quality and would not be without them. Ebay is full of a chinese look...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,399
Posted By vagueout
I have a number of different stoves that i really...

I have a number of different stoves that i really only use for coffee and instant noodles when out in the bush, my go to unit whether in a car or on my bike is always the Coleman feather, runs...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,308
Posted By vagueout
Fantastic trip, superb pics, terrific time...

Fantastic trip, superb pics, terrific time capsule of a report.:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By vagueout
I'm happy to part with a balanced and lightened...

I'm happy to part with a balanced and lightened pair in faux carbon fibre, gotta be good for 3 or 4 h.p.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 613
Posted By vagueout
I am a long time user of silicone spray in to and...

I am a long time user of silicone spray in to and on to anything electrical, it is also very good with plastic and rubber so the connectors also stay good and don't go brittle. So quick and cheap...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By vagueout
Quickest/cheapest thing to try first is add a cup...

Quickest/cheapest thing to try first is add a cup or so of methylated spirits or denatured alcohol as it is called in the u.s.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By vagueout
Actually the hex head or sohc as the OP calls it...

Actually the hex head or sohc as the OP calls it is not an ohc engine, it has similar set-up to the oilhead and that is 4ohv operated by very short pushrods mounted in the head but not ohc. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By vagueout
Sounds a little like my last two mornings.

Sounds a little like my last two mornings.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By vagueout
A couple of years ago i fitted new throttle...

A couple of years ago i fitted new throttle cables and left out the fast idle cables altogether. I keep it in sharp tune and even on the coldest morning (sydney:rofl) the lightest blip above 1000rpm...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,099
Posted By vagueout
Quite confident that it only needs a dismantle,...

Quite confident that it only needs a dismantle, clean, reassemble and all will be good.http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?207984-Starter-Striphttp://www.largiader.com/tech/valeo/, if these...
Forum: The Garage 07-29-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,660
Posted By vagueout
As for re-seating the bead with a mini...

As for re-seating the bead with a mini compressor, the trick there is to remove the valve completely and keep the motor running in the bike or car you are plugged into, lube the bead and should work...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By vagueout
Pretty straight forward answer. Thicker oil will...

Pretty straight forward answer. Thicker oil will slow down the rebound/increase the damping, thinner oil the opposite. How that translates to front end feel for the rider is if too heavy an oil/slow...
Forum: Australia 07-28-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By vagueout
Recently fitted an Anakee 3 to the front of my...

Recently fitted an Anakee 3 to the front of my pig, the old 2's were made in spain, the new 3 is made in indonesia, and i believe the new tourance is made in china.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,237
Posted By vagueout
You mentioned that you use a 10/40 oil, unless...

You mentioned that you use a 10/40 oil, unless you are in an extremely cold climate 20/50 is the recommended weight. (now an oil thread:eek1):*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,719
Posted By vagueout
You beat me to answering your own question!:*sip*

You beat me to answering your own question!:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,028
Posted By vagueout
Def, i feel the same, as in the OP asks for help...

Def, i feel the same, as in the OP asks for help in his problem when far from home, people like Romek from warsaw quick to respond with meaningful help then nothing but the sound of chirping crickets...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 834
Posted By vagueout
Beno66, this thread is in regards to the 1150...

Beno66, this thread is in regards to the 1150 final drive, i believe your bike is a 1200, the two final drives are very different animals. The 1150 is a diy proposition, the 1200 not so unless you...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-15-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By vagueout
My habit in regular maintenance is when a...

My habit in regular maintenance is when a connecter is apart i spray it out with contact cleaner and spray it inside and out with silicon spray. I hang on to bikes for years and live right next to...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By vagueout
Have done many sticky string repairs for my...

Have done many sticky string repairs for my bikes and cars and other people, never had a failure yet, and so cheap and compact.:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By vagueout
I replaced the "big" bearing two years ago and...

I replaced the "big" bearing two years ago and like yourself tried the "D Man" way of measuring the clearance and try as hard as i did could not get anywhere near a consistent reading. Tried the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,234
Posted By vagueout
I'm inclined to agree wholeheartedly with Chris...

I'm inclined to agree wholeheartedly with Chris Harris.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,513
Posted By vagueout
The only time my beloved pig left me stranded was...

The only time my beloved pig left me stranded was a rubber valve stem letting go. I have since fitted the angled metal stems.:*sip*
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,449
Posted By vagueout
Likewise i bought some cheap modern tyre levers...

Likewise i bought some cheap modern tyre levers on the net, splashed out on a Marc Parnes balancer and revelled in re-learning to change and balance a tyre. Only use my boot heels to break the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By vagueout
Response #3 had it.:*sip*

Response #3 had it.:*sip*
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,197
Posted By vagueout
Awful.:cry

Awful.:cry
Forum: Australia 07-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,765
Posted By vagueout
Been on the road for over forty years now and...

Been on the road for over forty years now and have never insured a bike, even the one brand new bike i ever bought. Any damage (luckily only minor so far touch wood) i fixed myself. Admittedly the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By vagueout
Can get very hot here in summer if riding west of...

Can get very hot here in summer if riding west of sydney as i often do. No problems over three oilheads, i have always run dino 20/50 but i do something that a lot of owners don't, and that is every...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,328
Views: 381,865
Posted By vagueout
You would never find one with mileage like that...

You would never find one with mileage like that here in australia, lucky bastard!!:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By vagueout
Suggest you wash the area down with some...

Suggest you wash the area down with some kerosene, dry, give it a run and have a real close look to identify the leak.:*sip*
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,014
Posted By vagueout
I never travel without a pair of...

I never travel without a pair of Blundstones.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,272
Posted By vagueout
Perhaps so Mr Jim, but only AFTER you have all...

Perhaps so Mr Jim, but only AFTER you have all the tooling. Having done an 1150, i can say with confidence the 1150 f.d. is an easy task to approach and complete, the 1200 at this point in time i...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,608
Posted By vagueout
We got to watch it from our lounge rooms and he...

We got to watch it from our lounge rooms and he got to do the trip likely without putting his hand in his pocket but rather came home with even more money in the bank, whose a wanker now?:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,707
Posted By vagueout
Fixit yourself 1150 vs early 1200 (near...

Fixit yourself 1150 vs early 1200 (near prototype), the 1150 hands down for my money.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,450
Posted By vagueout
Not a gambler however i'm willing to bet a case...

Not a gambler however i'm willing to bet a case of beer that a new set of coils will have your bike running like new.:jkam
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,801
Posted By vagueout
:*sip*Almost sounds too simple but long vigorous...

:*sip*Almost sounds too simple but long vigorous walks always seem to work for me, like wise lots of water and try to cut out any crap in what you eat. Some of the big ones that life throws at us,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 19,559
Posted By vagueout
I have just now received a regular email from...

I have just now received a regular email from Munich Motorcycles, an excellent indy bmw parts shop in Perth Western Australia, they are spruiking a new pivot bush setup i have not seen before. They...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,221
Posted By vagueout
Sounds a mighty ride however re #7, have you seen...

Sounds a mighty ride however re #7, have you seen the pics on this very forum of the strom at the cliff bottom at Monaghan's Bluff??:eek1
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,116
Posted By vagueout
I have always been an old school analogue bloke,...

I have always been an old school analogue bloke, but with t.p.gauges gave up on analogue over ten years ago and now have a selection of cheap china ebay type gauges that cost well under $10 each,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By vagueout
Marketing.:*sip*

Marketing.:*sip*
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