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Forum: Airheads 03-16-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bonwit
Thought I'd dredge up this old thread to report...

Thought I'd dredge up this old thread to report that I finally got around to making the conversion to electronic. I bought the EnDuraLast system and just finished the installation. I also bought the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,568
Posted By Bonwit
That you Armando?

That you Armando?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bonwit
Keep in mind that the early 2010 GSA still has...

Keep in mind that the early 2010 GSA still has the fuel strip. The GS went back to the float.
Forum: Thumpers 05-04-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 298,633
Posted By Bonwit
My friend just bought a 350 EXC here in Dallas....

My friend just bought a 350 EXC here in Dallas. Paid just over 10K drive out. :eek1
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By Bonwit
The problem is, just looking at Craigslist, you...

The problem is, just looking at Craigslist, you don't know what it actually sold for. That's why I'm asking here.

Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By Bonwit
One I saw was listed for $4,800. The only...

One I saw was listed for $4,800. The only accessories were hand guards and new tires. I'm thinking it could be had for $4,200, but when looking at blue-book, it still seems high.

You're right, the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,388
Posted By Bonwit
Question What's a fair price for a used 2008 WR250R?

Say in mint condition, new tires, around 5,000 mostly street miles. Kelly BB says retail, excellent condition, $3,285. NADA says average retail, around $3,800. The asking prices on Craigslist that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,442
Posted By Bonwit
My fork legs are spotless. I only have just over...

My fork legs are spotless. I only have just over 10,000 miles though.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,262
Posted By Bonwit
Do they have a website? I'm having trouble...

Do they have a website? I'm having trouble finding information on them.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,442
Posted By Bonwit
Is rocks through headlights and oil coolers...

Is rocks through headlights and oil coolers really a problem out there? I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing it. I've had my share of occasional windshield rock chips on my car, but never cracked a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,456
Posted By Bonwit
You didn't use Super Clean or Simple Green did...

You didn't use Super Clean or Simple Green did you? If so, there's your problem, and it probably won't come off.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By Bonwit
What? Checking and adjusting the valves on a...

What? Checking and adjusting the valves on a Cam-head couldn't be easier! Compared to my KLR, it's a snap. Even better news is that the valves don't seem to go out of tolerance very quickly.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By Bonwit
I love mine. Bought it instead of a tank bag. For...

I love mine. Bought it instead of a tank bag. For me, it's just better looking. I've just never gotten use to the look of a huge bag on my gas tank.

I only have two minor complaints. 1). The hinge...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bonwit
Why not GD-421, which is made for synthetic gear...

Why not GD-421, which is made for synthetic gear oil?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,472
Posted By Bonwit
For Gerbing, the plug you need is known as a DC...

For Gerbing, the plug you need is known as a DC Power Connector, size "N". Radio Shack carries the stand alone solder type. Not sure about panel mount. Mouser or Digikey probably has them.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,915
Posted By Bonwit
Who pissed in your Cheeros this morning?

Who pissed in your Cheeros this morning?
Forum: Airheads 09-30-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,705
Posted By Bonwit
Good choice! The 850 is a better motor, and I...

Good choice! The 850 is a better motor, and I believe the '74 is the best they made.

Consider the following upgrades:

Electronic ignition
Belt driven primary
Negative ground conversion...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,148
Posted By Bonwit
Be very careful with these super emulsifiers,...

Be very careful with these super emulsifiers, like "Super Clean" and "Simple Green", around aluminum. These products are very corrosive to aluminum. A friend of mine learned this the hard way. His...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,787
Posted By Bonwit
What he said. Most likely, your problem is the...

What he said. Most likely, your problem is the way you are gripping the throttle. Grip it so you are looking at a "V" formed by your thumb and forefinger. Then open the throttle by rotating your...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,735
Posted By Bonwit
BoosterPlug.

BoosterPlug.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bonwit
I caught your mention of the Dyna Brand Booster...

I caught your mention of the Dyna Brand Booster here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822363
Sorry these threads got crossed up. Didn't mean that to happen.
Sounds like pretty good...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bonwit
Well, that's a good question. I just always...

Well, that's a good question. I just always assumed the hotter spark these units put out would aid in starting, and that the bike would just run better. I figured a solid state unit would generally...
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bonwit
Arrrggg. I see what you mean. I wonder if I could...

Arrrggg. I see what you mean. I wonder if I could use these caps and make my own the length I need? Guess it depends on how they're fastened.
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bonwit
Slash 5 electronic ignition conversion recommendations

I'm familiar with the Boyer, but I know there are others out there. Any recommendations?
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bonwit
Awesome! This is just what I was looking for....

Awesome! This is just what I was looking for. Thanks!
Forum: Airheads 08-30-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By Bonwit
/5 Electronic Ignition Conversion

I'm thinking of upgrading my slash 5 to electronic ignition. The Boyer unit says I must use 5000 ohm spark plug caps. So I assume that means I have to give up my cool looking cad-plated vintage caps...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,165
Posted By Bonwit
My bike came with a Laminar Lip installed. I left...

My bike came with a Laminar Lip installed. I left it on for the 3000 mile ride home and decided to remove it once I got there. One ride without it convinced me that it actually helped reduce the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
Yes, of course, GL-5. Thanks!

Yes, of course, GL-5. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
So, I take away from this discussion that any...

So, I take away from this discussion that any name brand pure synthetic 75w90 gear oil will be perfectly fine for our purposes. Correct?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
Here you go - this from the 2010 owners manual....

Here you go - this from the 2010 owners manual. Not the clearest oil chart I've read, but nowhere do you find 20w50.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/shutterfly1/photo.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
BMW doesn't (to my knowledge) specify a 140...

BMW doesn't (to my knowledge) specify a 140 weight gear oil for the final drive. personally, I would be concerned with the unknown side effects of a heaver oil perhaps not properly lubricating the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
I'm not so sure about that. The SAF-XO gear lube...

I'm not so sure about that. The SAF-XO gear lube with BMW's name on the bottle is made by Castrol. . . Says so right on the bottle. Also, BMW obviously has some sort of marketing arrangement with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
Now this makes sense. They originally spec'd pure...

Now this makes sense. They originally spec'd pure synthetic because it was supposed to be a lifetime fill. You're probably correct - if you change it often enough, it doesn't matter.

Regarding...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
THANK YOU! That is exactly what I'm asking.

THANK YOU! That is exactly what I'm asking.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
I hate to tell you this, but according to the...

I hate to tell you this, but according to the factory, you're using the wrong weight motor oil in your 2012. Nowhere do they recommend the use of 20w50 in these new engines.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
I guess what I find odd is that the Spectro...

I guess what I find odd is that the Spectro product does not appear to be fully synthetic, whereas the Castrol SAF-XO is. If the dealer is correct, why would BMW move away from a fully synthetic oil?...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
Did you read my post? I'm asking about GEAR OIL....

Did you read my post? I'm asking about GEAR OIL. The comment about engine oil was only to show my distrust of the dealer's info. The Cam-head (2010 and beyond) does NOT use 20w50 engine oil (unless...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,330
Posted By Bonwit
Is BMW recommending Spectro Gear Oil Now?

Just spoke to the parts department at BMW of Fort Worth about gear oil for my 2010 GS. I was asking about the Castrol SAF-XO with BMW's name on it (same as Land Rover part# LRN7591) and he explained...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,061
Posted By Bonwit
I've got the G4 and love it. We do sometimes have...

I've got the G4 and love it. We do sometimes have a problem getting the pair to connect the first time, but it's probably from forgetting which button to push to accomplish this. I wish the Scala had...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,058
Posted By Bonwit
ESA is great and I really enjoy having it, but...

ESA is great and I really enjoy having it, but it's not essential IMO. In fact, some may point to its complexity (read, potential for costly repairs) and prefer the standard setup.
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