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Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 277,595
Posted By biometrics
Fast Idle Lever

I use the fast idle lever EVERY time I start the bike cold. I just makes starting easier on the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By biometrics
Good Luck on finding that circlip at a hardware...

Good Luck on finding that circlip at a hardware store. I took my "clean" pin to several local and big box hardware stores and couldn't find one that would fit. :cry

I ended up getting one that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By biometrics
Definitely wash out the GREASE and relube with...

Definitely wash out the GREASE and relube with dry silicone or graphite.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By biometrics
Take the lock back out when you can, and...

Take the lock back out when you can, and carefully examine the pins when the key is inserted. The pins may be slightly worn or have some burrs and stick up out of the cylinder enough to just be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,953
Posted By biometrics
Try eBay for the wiring harness.

They come up frequently in my parts searches.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,677
Posted By biometrics
1999 R1100RT... similar engine.

And I average about 46 MPG... I track my milage on Fuelly.com every tankful. Check out "Former CHP Bike"
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By biometrics
Usually 8 to 12 K a year, but hurt my right hand...

Usually 8 to 12 K a year, but hurt my right hand pretty bad last November, and not ready to trust my grip yet for primary braking. :eek1 This last year it was only 6K...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,599
Posted By biometrics
So what did the dealer say after reading this thread?

Inquiring minds want to know...:huh
Forum: Airheads 01-17-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,937
Posted By biometrics
I traded an unopened 1.75 liter bottle of Jack...

I traded an unopened 1.75 liter bottle of Jack Daniels for mine... That even beats the $299 price and 25% coupon, eh? :clap the original owner said his wife wanted it gone! :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By biometrics
Great example photo Jim. And a nice touch that...

Great example photo Jim. And a nice touch that the photographer caught your face in the rear view mirror! :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 554
Posted By biometrics
Even if it is possible, the system was designed...

Even if it is possible, the system was designed to stabilize both wheels if there is a difference in rotation speed, (like one wheel skidding and one wheel rotating). Wouldn't turning off half the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By biometrics
used a $10.00 HF heat gun...

I ride an R1100RT and used a $10.00 HF heat gun on the HIGH setting (carefully) and had no problems with paint blistering... just focus the heat on the exposed portion of the bolt... an infrared...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,195
Posted By biometrics
Illumination?

I think you are also going to have a problem because the license plate lamp will no longer make the plate number visible in the dark. :eek1 You may have to mount an auxilliary light.
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,699
Posted By biometrics
easy Fix for this new design

No modifications to the new tool are necessary, and neither would the mojo blocks be necessary...

Get yourself a 12" section of appropriately sized automotive heater hose.

Cut it into 3...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,884
Posted By biometrics
70 Miles?

That ain't nothin... I commute that far... it is certainly a good distance for a quick couple of hour Sunday afternoon ride, and BTW those 5-quart jugs will conveniently fit in an empty pannier!...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,220
Posted By biometrics
Cheap covers...

I am a cheap bastard, and when I have to park my bike outside for an extended period (Like snow and ice season) I use one of the cheap chinese/taiwanese covers that you can buy on ebay for less than...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,935
Posted By biometrics
HES Plugs

There are two types of HES plugs. The early type is the "A" type... that is the one I need. The newer type is the "B" type...

If you don't need your old one, and you have a friend coming to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,935
Posted By biometrics
If you still have the old HES, I would like to...

If you still have the old HES, I would like to buy the wiring harness and connector from it. I have an HES for the 1150 that was given to me. It is in great shape, but the connector is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,557
Posted By biometrics
I notice no one posting so far has a location in...

I notice no one posting so far has a location in Virginia... and lucky you are. For anyone who lives in Virginia (or those who would consider passing through Virginia) and are considering such a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,541
Posted By biometrics
clogged oil line through the cooler?

I agree that the oil cooler protection should be removed as a test. It will restrict airflow that the designer's built in...:eek1:deal

But could the oil flow be the problem. Perhaps the fins of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,971
Posted By biometrics
Thumb I have a good used HES for an 1150

Kokos79

It came from a running bike that was parted out. I own an 1100RT that uses the inline plug. This one has the later rectangular plug that should be compatible with your bike.

All I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 499
Posted By biometrics
weatherproof covers

I have purchased rainproof bike covers on eBay. They come from China, cost less than $20 including shipping and last about 2 years if constantly out in the elements protecting the bike. Probably a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By biometrics
Double check your part number. Are you sure it...

Double check your part number. Are you sure it is a BMW part number? That number does not cross reference at two different BMW parts catalog...
...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By biometrics
There is another one of these on eBay right now...

There is another one of these on eBay right now for not very much money either. Interesting vehicle!
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 277,595
Posted By biometrics
Key blanks for R1100RT.

Jim, The key blanks I have we're made by ILCO and are marked X59 and BMW2. Walmart & the big box stores won't have them but a "locksmith" should.
-John
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,852
Views: 277,595
Posted By biometrics
Those keys can be made by any locksmith.

Locally my locksmith charges about $$2.00.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,951
Posted By biometrics
#5 on the diagram is not a splitter, it is just a...

#5 on the diagram is not a splitter, it is just a mounting bracket for holding the fittings on those two hoses... I bought custom hoses when I re-did my R1100RT brakes, and a replaced the #4 hose...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By biometrics
Check eBay

I saw some on eBay last week... from the far east, and they were cheap, ... the quality in the photos looked good, but I haven't ordered any myself. Search on "reflective BMW decal" and maybe they...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 907
Posted By biometrics
Hang it!

Put a bike stand (or milk crate) under the engine, another milk crate under the forks, or a jack stand under the axle that has been reinserted into the forks...

Tie down straps (not bungee...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By biometrics
ASK the seller!

Ask the seller to measure the lines and provide photos of the types of connectors on each and you should be able to make the determination yourself.

I had a full custom set made for my R1100RT in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By biometrics
How about less than $80 for a new starter?

You can find them NEW on eBay for less than $80 INCLUDING the shipping... Here is an example:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By biometrics
Check eBay...

There are at least 2 and maybe 3 available at this time...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By biometrics
Thanks for updating us...

I plan on doing that same modification and knowing that it isn't going to be a hazard is comforting...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By biometrics
Please take photos as you go!

Have lots of photos taken as you convert your coils to the affordable kind, and please post them in this thread.

It will help skinflints like me keep my old 1999 bike on the road when (not if)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By biometrics
The Ford coil mod has been proven to work and it...

The Ford coil mod has been proven to work and it would be my proposed solution if I had the problem you are encountering...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By biometrics
testing...

So it appears your secondary plugs are functional, based on your testing, and your primary plugs aren't making a difference in operation. Can you re-route the plug wires from the secondary plugs to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,377
Posted By biometrics
Congrats on getting it out!

Glad you were successful. :clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

Make sure you clean the threads in the hole, and don't use a bunch of locktite on the new bolt... just some. then mark the bolt so you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,377
Posted By biometrics
+1 on the Pro

DIY is taking a chance on real risk to very Expensive repair parts. Trailer your bike to a local machine shop where they can guarantee results for a lot less than the cost of parts if you slip and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By biometrics
Any possibility that since your bike is at least...

Any possibility that since your bike is at least 7 years old that maybe the brake lines are partially plugged with debris from internally failing hoses and won't let the pressure from the calipers...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,732
Posted By biometrics
I wouldn't lay the bike down to do that... I...

I wouldn't lay the bike down to do that... I think I would lift the tank up only and tilt it to the right side. It will take a few more minutes to get to it, but this is what happened to me...

I...
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