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Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By Mituk
MFOL - I know you didn't ask, but if you are...

MFOL - I know you didn't ask, but if you are interested in a better headlight, I can attest that CopperGreen's headlight kit that allows you to drop in an LED Truck Lite is considerably better than...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,940
Posted By Mituk
Regarding the indicator -- if this is a float, it...

Regarding the indicator -- if this is a float, it could be that the arm got bent when reinstalling the plate that holds the filter/pump/float in the tank. I know I did that once on my 1100 -- the...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,313
Posted By Mituk
Wax a helmet? Never thought of that one, though...

Wax a helmet? Never thought of that one, though I do use Protect-all on my faceshields. :D
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,450
Posted By Mituk
+1 on the knife tape -- really does a nice...

+1 on the knife tape -- really does a nice looking job.
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,592
Posted By Mituk
+1 for the Motoport Kevlar mesh --have had mine...

+1 for the Motoport Kevlar mesh --have had mine for 6 years, put about 70k miles on it and have been very happy with it. Great performance, versatile, a mite bulky, but that allows me layering...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,014
Posted By Mituk
Rigid Lights

I've had great luck with the Rigid Dually -- maybe not as cheap as you would like, but I have abused these things to no end and they keep on ticking. 100's of miles of washboards that toasted my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 77,821
Posted By Mituk
Bushings abailable?

MFOL -- I sent you a PM.
:D
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By Mituk
You should post this over on Gspot -- that's...

You should post this over on Gspot -- that's where you're going to get the best help. The lumpy idle and vibration is definitely not normal -- mine are smooth through 4500rpm or so, when some...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mituk
"Why not? What is wrong with using the older...

"Why not? What is wrong with using the older Battery Tenders with the newer bikes? "

Basically, AGMs have very specific voltage requirements, and older style chargers usually don't meet the...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,743
Posted By Mituk
The list the OP quoted sounds a bit OCD, and some...

The list the OP quoted sounds a bit OCD, and some things are just wrong if the bike will be outside. Tires on carpet? Never heard that one. . . .

A couple of things about points that have been...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,359
Posted By Mituk
Most insurance companies will not go for a...

Most insurance companies will not go for a woodstove in a garage, as the garage is not "inhabited" space - meaning since it isn't part of the living space, it may burn unattended, which they don't...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,328
Posted By Mituk
I've had good luck with the MSR Dromedaries --...

I've had good luck with the MSR Dromedaries -- they are really tough and I like that they shrink as you use up the water. The one drawback I've found on the two that I have is they leave a taste in...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,396
Posted By Mituk
Pretty sure Jim mean "tubed rim profiles . . ." ...

Pretty sure Jim mean "tubed rim profiles . . ."
:)
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By Mituk
Ahh, that is the fate of many battery tenders! ...

Ahh, that is the fate of many battery tenders! If I were going to buy a new one today, I would get something that is suitable for AGM's at the least. Not sure what is out there in the very small...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,482
Posted By Mituk
Nice project -- it will be very useful! You...

Nice project -- it will be very useful! You mentioned insulation -- I can tell you that about the only way I've found to keep mice out is going to be use concrete around the perimeter. I ended up...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,665
Posted By Mituk
I turn the key off while coasting, crank the...

I turn the key off while coasting, crank the sidestand down with the handwheel(think old airplane landing gear), deploy the automagic electric centerstand(equipped with Grade 8 bolts), flip the TB...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By Mituk
Unless you have a specific question about type or...

Unless you have a specific question about type or user experience, the Flea Market would probably be where you want to post.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By Mituk
I've had very good luck with beads(Dyna Beads) in...

I've had very good luck with beads(Dyna Beads) in MC tires as well as my old Saab. The Saab had a front wheel vibration that repeated balancing would not quite cure. Put 2 oz. of beads in both...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,303
Posted By Mituk
MFOL - Glad you wrote this up. I am definitely...

MFOL - Glad you wrote this up. I am definitely putting CS bolt replacement on my list of things to do this winter while the bike is in the basement.
Thanks!
Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,642
Posted By Mituk
If you soak your CS bolts in nitrogen, they won't...

If you soak your CS bolts in nitrogen, they won't break.
:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,552
Posted By Mituk
I've used Fluid Film for years on my 4 wheeled...

I've used Fluid Film for years on my 4 wheeled vehicles, as I tend to like older stuff and it does a great job of keeping rust at bay in the Midwest's famous salty roads. I apply it heavily to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,260
Posted By Mituk
Given your description of the bike and how you...

Given your description of the bike and how you view it, it sounds like a perfectly reasonable and effective cleaner for your application!
Glad it works for you - a "de-gunking" every 4-5 years is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,260
Posted By Mituk
If I had something I didn't care about, I might...

If I had something I didn't care about, I might use oven cleaner on it for stuff that is hard to get off -- but never on anything I remotely value. I've seen what it does to unprotected aluminum --...
Forum: Thumpers 10-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Mituk
Thanks!

Appreciate replies -- indeed it was just sticky! Did the oil change and took for a spin -- worked fine.
Thanks for being patient with a noob!
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Mituk
Beezer - thanks for the reply. I hadn't changed...

Beezer - thanks for the reply. I hadn't changed the oil yet, but will definitely try that tomorrow. And thanks for the oil recommendation -- I've got lots of Rotella around for the trucks, so we're...
Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By Mituk
KLR 650 Clutch - Won't Disengage

Hi Fellow Inmates,
New KLR 650 owner here, but not new to bikes -- have been riding a GS1100 for the last 8 years or so, and various Honda's before that. I do all my own maintenance on the GS. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,383
Posted By Mituk
One thing I have noticed, is if you are on the...

One thing I have noticed, is if you are on the really smooth asphalt, looking as if it were almost coated with a sealer, then they are pretty squirrelly on that stuff in the wet or even when dry, if...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,266
Posted By Mituk
Not sure what the price is, but in general, '98...

Not sure what the price is, but in general, '98 is a great year - not that I'm biased or anything. :D It has the updated transmission, not much of the electronics, and is a solid bike. 25k is pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By Mituk
+1 on Russell -- going on 6 years on mine, and it...

+1 on Russell -- going on 6 years on mine, and it is the BEST mod I made to the bike. Ride for many 100's of miles a day with a perfectly happy butt!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,383
Posted By Mituk
Did a 500 mile ride this weekend on the K60's -...

Did a 500 mile ride this weekend on the K60's - about 90 miles of southern Utah & Arizona rock/dirt/sand & washboards, with about 400 miles on pavement thrown in. Coming home, did about 90 miles in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,383
Posted By Mituk
HH said "Junk tires. Cheap Shinkos perform...

HH said "Junk tires. Cheap Shinkos perform better. "

It all depends on what you are after -- the OP is after mileage, which from what I have heard, the Heidenau's outlast the Shinkos at least...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,186
Posted By Mituk
Uh-oh . . . he's making a mod just before he...

Uh-oh . . . he's making a mod just before he leaves on a trip! :eek1

Hope it all works -- I have the D2's and they are great lights.
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 454,013
Posted By Mituk
One of the best I can remember is back in my...

One of the best I can remember is back in my college days - worked summers as a whitewater guide in UT/CO/ID. We were headed out to rig a trip, going up a canyon out of Price, UT on a 4th of July...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 77,821
Posted By Mituk
Sounds encouraging! Thanks to Cam for testing -...

Sounds encouraging! Thanks to Cam for testing - very interested in how things go.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,383
Posted By Mituk
The OP never says if he will be doing any...

The OP never says if he will be doing any off-road with them . . . personally, I wouldn't get these if I wasn't going to be doing some dirt. About 4k into my first set, I've found the K60's to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,741
Posted By Mituk
"AGM can sit 6 months + without going dead. DON'T...

"AGM can sit 6 months + without going dead. DON'T leave attached to a trickle charger, which could kill your low self discharge battery. much better to charge back up after 6 months or so "

...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,667
Posted By Mituk
Google this: site:advrider.com cannisterectomy ...

Google this: site:advrider.com cannisterectomy
There is tons of stuff, and the first one links back to an IBMWR post with good info.
Don't overthink the routing and procedure -- if you can...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,954
Posted By Mituk
Depends a lot on your particular tools you want...

Depends a lot on your particular tools you want to use. I know my 1/2" impact is a hog for air - It will drain my little 6 gallon porter-cable compressor in a heartbeat, so I wouldn't go that small....
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By Mituk
+1 on the Cyclepump! Mine has been all over with...

+1 on the Cyclepump! Mine has been all over with me, aired up tons of tires(most not my own) and it just keeps chugging along. I bought it after a few others failed on me within a year or two -...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,246
Posted By Mituk
Hmm . . .I just replaced the FD seal on my...

Hmm . . .I just replaced the FD seal on my '98(first time), so am curious about why yours might be leaking. First thought was that the driveshaft wasn't lubed prior to installation, but you mention...
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