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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By lkchris
I have a rather obstinate friend that would...

I have a rather obstinate friend that would prefill the filter for his old Toyota Land Cruiser. That filter mounts upside down.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 896
Posted By lkchris
An early member of the New Mexico BMW club before...

An early member of the New Mexico BMW club before he was off to Fresno. Good guy.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By lkchris
Shirt assist in your title. Shift assist...

Shirt assist in your title.

Shift assist in your remarks.

Which is it? And what is shirt assist anyway?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,168
Posted By lkchris
Fact remains that it's the ethanol in our...

Fact remains that it's the ethanol in our gasoline that provides anti-knock qualities. Its removal means something else has to be added and of course it won't be tetraethyl lead.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By lkchris
Nah, the name "powerlet" is just something that...

Nah, the name "powerlet" is just something that has appeared in the last ten years and is strictly the name of the company marketing these products.

This socket is to a DIN (German)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,797
Posted By lkchris
Last time I was at an HD dealer, they had a...

Last time I was at an HD dealer, they had a WW2-themed Bell full-face helmet, on sale for $75 down from $99.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,267
Posted By lkchris
All "rotella" means is "WalMart shopper." ...

All "rotella" means is "WalMart shopper."

The new BMW/Shell oil is made in Germany.

Check for that at WalMart ... they are not the same thing.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By lkchris
It's a German bike and should be set to metric...

It's a German bike and should be set to metric clearances! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By lkchris
Leaving out "so tight the gauge is stuck" and "so...

Leaving out "so tight the gauge is stuck" and "so loose there is no drag," the difference between any other "degrees of drag" is meaningless, given the correct gauge to start with.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 569
Posted By lkchris
Even on the so-called "metal" stems, the portion...

Even on the so-called "metal" stems, the portion that contacts the wheel and seals everything is still rubber.

These valve stems should be replaced at every tire change just like any other.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,596
Posted By lkchris
Really don't think "BMW" has any control over...

Really don't think "BMW" has any control over what dealers charge.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By lkchris
http://pirateslair.net/billetgascap.htm

http://pirateslair.net/billetgascap.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By lkchris
So, the assumption is the rest of the sensor will...

So, the assumption is the rest of the sensor will last forever because it was designed to?

Could it be that given the harsh environment that the sensors experience, the life of all or most of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By lkchris
PLUS ... be sure it's in first gear ... aka...

PLUS ... be sure it's in first gear ... aka "Park"
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By lkchris
This isn't rocket science--if some manufacturer...

This isn't rocket science--if some manufacturer doesn't make a tire in your size they don't make a tire for your bike. Move on.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By lkchris
How does one have an oil filter leak? I've...

How does one have an oil filter leak? I've never had one. There is a published torque figure.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By lkchris
T is a really low speed rating, too.

T is a really low speed rating, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By lkchris
Cats sold on cars sold in the USA are required to...

Cats sold on cars sold in the USA are required to be warranted for 8 years/80K miles. They usually last that long.

No requirements for bikes, but the technology exists to make them last pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 84,980
Posted By lkchris
It's the cost to you of not having your bike...

It's the cost to you of not having your bike dealer serviced.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 84,980
Posted By lkchris
And it won't because it's not a recall. ...

And it won't because it's not a recall.

The word recall has specific meaning and that is it's an action prompted by the Federal government in response to a safety or emissions problem

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By lkchris
Remember that to Germans (Bosch) earth is brown,...

Remember that to Germans (Bosch) earth is brown, so all grounds are brown wires.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By lkchris
This legislation also assumes testing or...

This legislation also assumes testing or diagnostic equipment must be made available for sale to the general public.

It does NOT exempt maintenance that requires the equipment.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,445
Posted By lkchris
How are you going to know it's "thrown a bunch of...

How are you going to know it's "thrown a bunch of codes" if you don't have a code reader?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By lkchris
Galfer is covered in current issue of Roadracing...

Galfer is covered in current issue of Roadracing World magazine.

A Spanish company ... rotors made in Spain, brake lines made in USA.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,906
Posted By lkchris
Show me a farmer with ethanol powered tractors or...

Show me a farmer with ethanol powered tractors or combines.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,363
Posted By lkchris
It's all one system and one fan is proven by...

It's all one system and one fan is proven by testing to be enough. It's not as if the coolant on the left side is never going to get to the right side. And, no, they got nothing wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,906
Posted By lkchris
Ha! Love to see you find that in writing...

Ha!

Love to see you find that in writing somewhere.

Remember, your dealer is NOT BMW. You'd be well served to take most of what your dealer tells you with a grain of salt ... unless they...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 319
Posted By lkchris
Leaking fuel injector

Leaking fuel injector
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,709
Posted By lkchris
Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hostile...

Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hostile people get hostility in return.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,020
Posted By lkchris
Verify your "flapper" is working...

Verify your "flapper" is working correctly.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,709
Posted By lkchris
Nah, this is a sealed unit direct from a...

Nah, this is a sealed unit direct from a supplier.

BMW doesn't have an instrument factory.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By lkchris
New tires (any) are always better than the used...

New tires (any) are always better than the used up ones just removed.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By lkchris
The problem with the "stem adapter" is that it's...

The problem with the "stem adapter" is that it's metal.

Maybe you didn't notice, but when TPMS arrived metal valve caps were forbidden.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By lkchris
Lightweight piston pins for Airheads has been...

Lightweight piston pins for Airheads has been around for decades.

Never heard of anyone using Oilhead pins, however.

This is mostly applicable to the 1000 Airheads, as the smaller...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
Posted By lkchris
You don't suppose the 12-year warranty is...

You don't suppose the 12-year warranty is intended to cover replacing them over and over, do you?

They think they (the supplier) have fixed it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-28-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By lkchris
It's pretty much Business 101 to exceed...

It's pretty much Business 101 to exceed customers' expectations.

It's tough to hear about dealers that maybe don't. Even harder to believe they will be in business long or have been in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,431
Posted By lkchris
This is less distracting than texting while...

This is less distracting than texting while riding?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By lkchris
Wow. Of course there's an advantage in...

Wow.

Of course there's an advantage in matching the thread length of the plug to the thread length in the head.

Different plugs only applies to R1150s (and R1200C) with dual plugs, as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 43,503
Posted By lkchris
Just remember that it's now 2015 and this problem...

Just remember that it's now 2015 and this problem was identified in at least 2007, i.e. 8 years ago, and BMW changed to steel spiders by then (for sure by 2009).

There was certainly plenty of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,701
Posted By lkchris
Why do you assume BMW has designed a restrictive...

Why do you assume BMW has designed a restrictive system?

Your engine will not "take in" more air unless you've changed camshafts, put in bigger valves, bored or stroked it, turbocharged it, or...
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