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Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By Desmofan
Here we go...:wings

Here we go...:wings
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By Desmofan
I suppose the theory is, it's a wet clutch...

I suppose the theory is, it's a wet clutch running in an oil bath in the bottom of the crankcase, and less slinging around is better. But, having stared at the BMW cutaway illustrations and videos of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,526
Posted By Desmofan
So, what does the USN put in helo's? I'm curious,...

So, what does the USN put in helo's? I'm curious, as they drink and leak like...uh, drunken sailors :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,204
Posted By Desmofan
Jet, I posted this earlier. YMMV, but it's a...

Jet, I posted this earlier. YMMV, but it's a reputable source (German independent mag with ties to the factory):

"In the new summer issue of BMW Motorcycle Mag (available at dealers), they have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Desmofan
Yes

Yes
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Desmofan
The new issue of BMW motorcycle mag has dyno...

The new issue of BMW motorcycle mag has dyno charts of all the common slipons. The akra has a noticeable boost in the midrange. I have one :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,031
Posted By Desmofan
In the new summer issue of BMW Motorcycle Mag...

In the new summer issue of BMW Motorcycle Mag (available at dealers), they have a 15K long term test of the GS. They note the hard and noisy 1-2-3 shifts due to clutch drag.

I quote: "the poor...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By Desmofan
I didn't like where it engaged either. Loosen the...

I didn't like where it engaged either. Loosen the stop nut on the slave cylinder rod (11mm IIRC), pull the cotter key and pin, and unwind the U clevis a few turns (not too much). About 1/8 inch down...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,807
Posted By Desmofan
"and a removal of the silly plastic piece on the...

"and a removal of the silly plastic piece on the muffler that breaks off road"

Which is $80 I might add :eek1
Forum: Road Warriors 06-15-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,282
Posted By Desmofan
Get pix, documentation etc, and tell him to...

Get pix, documentation etc, and tell him to submit a claim to Caltrans (their website). They may pony up.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,807
Posted By Desmofan
BMW doesn't want to lose the HP wars (AKA...

BMW doesn't want to lose the HP wars (AKA marketing share) with their Austrian cousins.
I'd expect a small displacement increase, and/or variable valve timing in 2017 (ala' BMW VANOS they've had in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By Desmofan
Me too :rilla

Me too :rilla
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,631
Posted By Desmofan
Your test ride will make the decision, but...I'm...

Your test ride will make the decision, but...I'm queer for KTM's (look at my sig), and had 34K (lots of dirt) on my much loved KTM 950.

Anyhoo, I have buds with GSW's and 1190's, and I rode both...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By Desmofan
Shafty, you know better than to work on your own...

Shafty, you know better than to work on your own BMW :lol3

The ecu will uplink to Skynet, and invalidate that part of the warranty.

Glad to help:raabia
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By Desmofan
I have the fancy schmancy bmw etched version, ...

I have the fancy schmancy bmw etched version, and that's what is in the end: two rings held in by screws, with a touch of weld (tamper proof :lol3).
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Desmofan
Well, you've already got the solution: wrap all...

Well, you've already got the solution: wrap all the components of your bike in $20 bills, and you're protected :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,424
Posted By Desmofan
42 N-m, 31 ft-lbs.

42 N-m, 31 ft-lbs.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,258
Posted By Desmofan
2014 GSW with 5K, kill/start switch unit replaced...

2014 GSW with 5K, kill/start switch unit replaced under warranty (sticky). Other than that I love it!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Desmofan
Interesting this came up, as I just rode my bud's...

Interesting this came up, as I just rode my bud's new 2015 (basic model) GSW, and I have a full boat 2014 GSW.
I have to admit the 2015 shifts smoother in the lower gears, but does not spin up as...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,917
Posted By Desmofan
:freaky :lol3

:freaky :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,596
Posted By Desmofan
What did the African Grey think of all this :lol3...

What did the African Grey think of all this :lol3

Awesome (M.E. here, downloaded your FBD analysis), well done. :clap

Now go borrow someone's KTM 1190 and hoist it by it's own petard, so we...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,923
Posted By Desmofan
Gotcha:(:

Gotcha:(:
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,923
Posted By Desmofan
Your vertical axis is haywire-the last time I...

Your vertical axis is haywire-the last time I checked GS's don't make 1100 ft-lbs of torque :lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By Desmofan
Who know, but it saves me and Shafted all the...

Who know, but it saves me and Shafted all the time, especially urban areas. No one goes the limit in SoCal, so the CHP are de facto tax collectors :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By Desmofan
http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcotokitfor.html

http://www.advdesigns.com/ulcotokitfor.html
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By Desmofan
Sooner or later they're going to have to...

Sooner or later they're going to have to introduce VANOS style variable cam timing...perhaps 2016 or 17? :ricky
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,867
Posted By Desmofan
Amazing Woody! What are your parts, and what's...

Amazing Woody! What are your parts, and what's donated from the GSW? I see your custom billet hubs, wave rotors, etc. Do you mount the BMW ABS tone rings?

Around what cost?

BTW you built a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,274
Posted By Desmofan
That's the spirit :lol3

That's the spirit :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,274
Posted By Desmofan
Motorcyclist's results are what you'd expect from...

Motorcyclist's results are what you'd expect from an open header and muffler, without re-mapping. Probably dangerously lean. The UKGSER website/Hilltop tuning thread (UK re-mapping shop) has many...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-03-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,325
Views: 464,210
Posted By Desmofan
Agreed! I did the first half of Lost Coast/Usal...

Agreed! I did the first half of Lost Coast/Usal dirt road on my SMT :D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-28-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,622
Posted By Desmofan
I'm curious-did you or your buddy point out to...

I'm curious-did you or your buddy point out to the cop what he had just missed ? If so, I'd love to hear the cop's response:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7,217
Views: 1,371,698
Posted By Desmofan
My hats off to you Botch, I used to live in Ogden...

My hats off to you Botch, I used to live in Ogden Valley (Eden), and NEVER rode in Jan...of course half the time my 200' driveway was knee deep in snow. I loved it there :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,795
Posted By Desmofan
R&G Racing actually makes them for the GSW, go to...

R&G Racing actually makes them for the GSW, go to Twisted Throttle. Same $ as the MAM's, but probably not as tough. I'm surprised no one has mentioned them yet. You CAN buy one side individually,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,331
Posted By Desmofan
Both 2012 and 2013+ are 5.3 gallons.

Both 2012 and 2013+ are 5.3 gallons.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,331
Posted By Desmofan
IN Aug 2013 MCNEWS weighed a loaded wethead at...

IN Aug 2013 MCNEWS weighed a loaded wethead at 543 full of gas, "exactly same as before (camhead)". :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,369
Posted By Desmofan
Ditto, they're very different bikes :lurk

Ditto, they're very different bikes :lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 31,128
Posted By Desmofan
Same here, I can't tolerate grips on high until...

Same here, I can't tolerate grips on high until into the 40's. Late 2014 GSW.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By Desmofan
Thanks, that's the one was trying to find:deal

Thanks, that's the one was trying to find:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By Desmofan
I was wrong, it's all over the K1600 forums (many...

I was wrong, it's all over the K1600 forums (many failures). Surf around here:

http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw-k1600-lighting-electrical/32953-how-start-your-bike-paper-clip-7.html
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,210
Posted By Desmofan
My start/kill switch seized this week, 2014 GSW...

My start/kill switch seized this week, 2014 GSW with 2600 miles. Just got it warranty replaced, and the service mgr said there is a recall on the switch. The new one is noticeably different in feel...
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