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Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By Plane Dr
Most of the ones I got were Russian. They always...

Most of the ones I got were Russian. They always loved bearings. Can't say any I ordered were Chinese.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By Plane Dr
I get my bearings through VXB bearings in...

I get my bearings through VXB bearings in California. I haven't had to do the BMW yet though. Granted I have been buying them for the DRZ and they end up being changed incredibly often (15000 miles)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
I called BMW NA. While the very helpful person...

I called BMW NA. While the very helpful person could not in fact resolve the issue she provided the necessary information to submit directly to BMW NA. With that she also updated the record...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
Coulda been deeper :clap :deal

Coulda been deeper :clap :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
Pissed BMW North America just turned down my claim as it...

BMW North America just turned down my claim as it wasn't done by a dealer. Me thinks its bullshit. Now to see what happens or what letters to write!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,550
Posted By Plane Dr
Just to warn you, and I'm not sure of the new...

Just to warn you, and I'm not sure of the new ones.

But get the BMW specific tool. The pro-motion or other ones don't fit right. I had one for my other motorcycles (Z1000) and they were...
Forum: Thumpers 06-02-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
I have everything but the WR. With that I have...

I have everything but the WR. With that I have no doubt it would be perfect. I may tear into mine just to do that.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,670
Posted By Plane Dr
All I can say is dude is a bad influence. ...

All I can say is dude is a bad influence.

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/planedr/DRZ%202014/image_zps24785a6d.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
No refund yet. I'm waiting to see. Even credit...

No refund yet. I'm waiting to see. Even credit is fine as gear wears out I'm still ahead.

I recall Canadia. High taxes cold weather like 10 months a year. But mountains and good whiskey. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
The $50 was for the ECU and stepper. I thought...

The $50 was for the ECU and stepper. I thought it was reasonable. I changed the hub 2 years ago. So the dealer submitted the paperwork for a refund of parts cost.

I was really impressed with...
Forum: Thumpers 05-27-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
That's what I was thinking! Nice retro look. ...

That's what I was thinking! Nice retro look. I'm surprised by the colour of the IMS, it looks awesome.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
Took mine to euro cycle in Plano. They took care...

Took mine to euro cycle in Plano. They took care of me. Submitted the paperwork to get me reimbursed for the rear wheel flange. Then they did the fuel pump. I guess mine being an early model they...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,670
Posted By Plane Dr
DRZ is parked in San Diego for a few fly and...

DRZ is parked in San Diego for a few fly and rides this year. Your place is on the list for some point... :clap I need a ride in and out how's taxi service to Denver?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Plane Dr
Mine ate them. It took nothing to change over to...

Mine ate them. It took nothing to change over to HID. Why wouldn't you? I went threw 3 bulbs in the first 14 months, changed to HID and haven't touched it since.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,988
Posted By Plane Dr
The hydraulic schematic for the brakes is a...

The hydraulic schematic for the brakes is a standard pressure differential assist I had a look at it. Nothing really notable allowed for the typical sort non assist fail safe.

I am not...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
Overtorque in that it exacerbates the already...

Overtorque in that it exacerbates the already excess stress? Cracks are cyclic loading so the design has to be already marginal. So to me overtorque contributes, but I do not believe it is the root...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
9 of 10 of mine were visibly cracked. Cracked...

9 of 10 of mine were visibly cracked. Cracked Aluminium doesn't require magnification it requires a trained eye. Granted mine is an 04 build. I guess I'll take my clock off the wall and take it in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,670
Posted By Plane Dr
Nice buddy! Looking good. I like the rotopax...

Nice buddy! Looking good. I like the rotopax mounts.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
One of the letter requirements was that an...

One of the letter requirements was that an authorized dealer verify the part was installed.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
I did mine in 2013. Another guy here did his the...

I did mine in 2013. Another guy here did his the same time and his dealer pressed BMW and they "warrantied" the parts. I went through Max and just paid for them. Max was cheaper and no running...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
My last ride was a trackmaster II in the back and...

My last ride was a trackmaster II in the back and a D606 up front. Fine off road really pleasant on road.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,027
Posted By Plane Dr
My GS came with the factory ADV screen and the...

My GS came with the factory ADV screen and the touratech add on for the GS screen.

The touratech clamp on thing never worked worth a crap was annoying visually and I just generally disliked it....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 881
Posted By Plane Dr
I have seen good reviews on them. As always...

I have seen good reviews on them. As always mileage varies.

I have always been a fan of the PR series I've had 2's and 3's on other bikes.

I was going to buy a set then I got a coupon code...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
Either works. 39 for better bottom torque, 41...

Either works. 39 for better bottom torque, 41 for top end. That change is also relative with BB carb and pipe the power increase is notable across the board.

I personally run a 41 as I tend...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
Not sure what's up there. Bearings are...

Not sure what's up there. Bearings are manufactured from a spec. order the spec from a reputable seller. Doesn't much matter other than that. I have ordered from VXB bearings and I get enough for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
10k The DRZ kit installs go the bleed plug on...

10k
The DRZ kit installs go the bleed plug on top of the left rad. So not engine temp but water temp.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
So all other bickering aside about who thought...

So all other bickering aside about who thought what years ago or how the world turns.

How do I get BMW to reimburse me for the flange I just changed? That becomes :freaky

Just sayin.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
Skid plate non use is fine. But not the best...

Skid plate non use is fine. But not the best plan if you plan on using it as a dirt bike. I have an Aluminium one that is very beaten up. Gouged, bent, dented. Any one of which would have ended in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
It was clearly a poor material choice. The...

It was clearly a poor material choice. The manufacturing process likely contributed. Typically you need to be very careful when you thread any structure.. The fact that the early ones like mine (04...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/planedr/Mob...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/planedr/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5muoxhd8.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/planedr/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5muoxhd8.jpg.html)

the puller made...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,606
Posted By Plane Dr
I have a very nice and expensive wall clock with...

I have a very nice and expensive wall clock with multiple cracks. Does this mean I get a "free" wall clock? I'd prefer my $350 dollars back.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
2000-2001 use a different fork. In 2002 Suzuki...

2000-2001 use a different fork. In 2002 Suzuki upgraded the S suspension to the same as the E. I do not know if the spring is different but the S and E use different rear spring rates even on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
I have a buddy who is a brilliant stress guy. ...

I have a buddy who is a brilliant stress guy. Can't turn a wrench to save his life. Luckily he makes enough now to pay to have the work done.

I remember when we first worked together after...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
Big thing is running the cheaper oil so it...

Big thing is running the cheaper oil so it definitely degrades quicker. Stock it "never used a drop" even with 5K changes. I do agree it is running richer than it should be. I haven't had time to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
Mine is geared high and runs at high rpm. Bear...

Mine is geared high and runs at high rpm. Bear in mind my commute is 130kmh. So with 16/39 I'm still running 7000 ish rpm. I feel it is not using oil, it is pushing it out through the breather. If...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 877
Views: 322,121
Posted By Plane Dr
The latest ...

The latest
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/planedr/DRZ%202014/image_zps715af912.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/planedr/media/DRZ%202014/image_zps715af912.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
yup when I ran it exclusively i ran close to the...

yup when I ran it exclusively i ran close to the 3K oil change. I run the "semi synth" now and change it every 1K or so based on the builders recommendation. 1 thing I have noticed is the BB...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
It does smell like bananas..... Hey it...

It does smell like bananas.....

Hey it might not be the oil. Just saying that was the only real difference.

I'm an Engineer I have seen the ghost in the machine. Sometimes you just get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27,352
Views: 5,072,918
Posted By Plane Dr
I saw where you posted a few things about your...

I saw where you posted a few things about your problems. It is interesting. I have seen that most who have problems have the same recurring problems. Which generally leads me to the conclusion it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 823
Posted By Plane Dr
I just did my 05 again. The funnel helps as does...

I just did my 05 again. The funnel helps as does the vacuum pump. Vacuum the reservoirs refill, I find if I keep a slight vacuum on the bleed nipples I have a better success rate.

The DOT 4...
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