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Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By delmartin
Thanks for the replies. I was hoping that I could...

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping that I could tap into one of these plugs to run some rear facing LED's.

Anyway, I welded up the cracks in the rear rack. What a PITA. I cleaned up the cracks...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,362
Posted By delmartin
R1100GS what are these plugs under the rear seat?

I have the aluminum rear rack off the bike to repair the cracks that seem to be common with the R11XXGS bikes and noticed two plugs under the rear seat. I can't find the source in my wiring diagram....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,503
Posted By delmartin
Cheers mate ...

Cheers mate ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,503
Posted By delmartin
ROCKETRON816: I think you may have hit it with...

ROCKETRON816: I think you may have hit it with the dedicated GSA set. I need to check with H&B to see what the difference is (if any) between the GS and GSA fairing bars. Do your bars sit "in" like...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,503
Posted By delmartin
Indeed, the H&B engine guards DO fit with the GSA...

Indeed, the H&B engine guards DO fit with the GSA tank (as canuck2 mentions). No issues with them. :deal

The issue is with the H&B tank guards that wrap around the headlight/front fairing. These...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2012, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,503
Posted By delmartin
So David, what did you end up doing? I just...

So David, what did you end up doing?

I just picked up a GSA tank for my 1100GS that is currently fitted with H&B tank guards. They will definitely need to be modded.

-Martin
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By delmartin
thanks everyone ... pretty much a unanimous call...

thanks everyone ... pretty much a unanimous call to retire these tires.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By delmartin
how old is too old for TKC's?

I have a set of TKC's with about 75% tread left. They've been stored in my garage for about 9 years. I want to put them back on my R1100GS.

My question is ... are these too old to use?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By delmartin
repair shop recommendations iin the OC

I haven't been able to ride my XR400 for the past two years.

Gas is bad, throttle cable is stuck and I'm sure the carb is completely gummed up.

I need a recommendation for a good repair shop...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By delmartin
Thanks Bender, Menoche: It is an SAE plug....

Thanks Bender, Menoche:

It is an SAE plug. I'll head out to the parts store today to pick up a few.

I bought a euro headlight switch off German ebay last night. I think I can get the fog...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By delmartin
another aux fog light thread - electrical questions

I have a set of Bosch Touring fog lights that I'm mounting to my 95 1100GS.

I'd like to use a euro headlight switch to turn ON/OFF the fog lights, but keep the US headlight wiring so that the...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By delmartin
It's only 3 amps going through the winch...

It's only 3 amps going through the winch controller, so no worry about unsoldering the pins.

I'm not going to purchase the tools required to do the job, I'm planning on having a company make up...
Forum: The Garage 02-27-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By delmartin
anyone using Amphenol, Cannon Mil-spec connectors ??

Just wonderin' ...

I'm installing a hydraulic winch on my G500 and am thinking about using a Mil-spec circular connector mounted to the fender to plug in the winch controller.

It would be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-19-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By delmartin
Thanks for the replies Mr. Biguns and Ron, ...

Thanks for the replies Mr. Biguns and Ron,

I may end up 4 wheeling it if the crowd that I'm traveling with decides not to ride. The Devils Highway sounds like fun, but the more I read about it,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-17-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,446
Posted By delmartin
Arizona-Mexico border road ... open or closed

Just east of Yuma off I-8 is S. Foothills Blvd heading south out of Fortuna Hills. It turns to dirt after County 14th St. This road looks like it heads straight to the Mexican border and then heads...
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2009, 11:23 PM
Replies: 6,201
Views: 2,732,008
Posted By delmartin
what sort of machines are in the background ......

what sort of machines are in the background ... looks like a mill, lathe, press.

great bikes too.

-Martin
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2009, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By delmartin
OK, here's the update ... I replaced the...

OK, here's the update ...

I replaced the diverter without shutting off the main water supply valve. Just kept the cold and hot off. Easy peasy.

The outdoor shower is a Price Pfister unit...
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By delmartin
plumbers - ?? about shower diverter valves

A quick question to the plumbers on the forum ...

I have an outside surf shower on my garage to wash the sand off after being at the beach. It's a three handle shower with hot on the left,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-14-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By delmartin
Just an FYI ... Stig is moving to the east coast....

Just an FYI ... Stig is moving to the east coast. Too bad for us lefties. You can't just walk into his shop and chat with him anymore. He is/was a superb resource. Did excellent work .. and fast too.
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By delmartin
thanks for all the answers and advise ... and...

thanks for all the answers and advise ... and just a few clarifications in case others use this thread for reference.

The panel in question is the main panel, NOT a sub-panel. This clears up the...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,597
Posted By delmartin
electricians - ?? about adding a circuit to the panel

A quick question to the electricians on the forum ...

I want to add a 20A circuit to the 150A panel in my garage to run a microwave and a coffee machine. The panel is a fairly new (7 years old)...
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,869
Posted By delmartin
Not in this case. I didn't care about the seat...

Not in this case. I didn't care about the seat since it was junk anyway. The valve body is what I was trying to salvage and a thread file would not work. Too big to fit in a 1/2-20 thread hole.
Forum: The Garage 09-01-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,869
Posted By delmartin
got it ... 1/2-20 thread. Cleaned up the threads...

got it ... 1/2-20 thread. Cleaned up the threads in the valve body, installed a new seat a couple O-rings and a fibre washer. Total cost $2.63/side

Thanks for the tips and help from everyone.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-31-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,869
Posted By delmartin
Threads are crossed so I can't screw it into a...

Threads are crossed so I can't screw it into a nut. I can measure the diameter, but not the pitch.
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,869
Posted By delmartin
plumbers ?? sink faucet seat thread size

I'm repairing an old Price Pfister faucet. The seat was incorrectly installed and crossed the threads. A replacement valve body is back ordered and may take 4-5 weeks. If I can re-tap the threads, I...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2009, 01:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,213
Posted By delmartin
need pics please ... :deal -Martin

need pics please ... :deal

-Martin
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By delmartin
I got ~98K miles out of my fork seals before they...

I got ~98K miles out of my fork seals before they started to weep, but the stocker shocks didn't last 50K. I bought a set of well worn and leaking Ohlins off fleabay for super cheap. Took them to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By delmartin
That's to keep the harmonic frequencies in check...

That's to keep the harmonic frequencies in check when the side cases are full of beer and ice. :slurp

I was in the middle of replacing the stockers with Ohlins. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By delmartin
Interestingly enough I have an RID and it's not...

Interestingly enough I have an RID and it's not plugged into the top connector. But, according to Dutch Paul the plug has pins that are switched through the ignition and pins that are always hot. Now...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By delmartin
What are these two plugs for? R1100GS

The frst one is located under the tank just rearward of the shock mount.



http://delmartin.smugmug.com/photos/576306636_BVHcp-L.jpg

The second plug is located on top of the rear fender.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By delmartin
anyone re-keyed Hepco Becker locks

I have three different sets of keys for my HB standard aluminum cases and I'd like to re-key them so they are the same.

I checked the HB website and they sell replacement parts, but it's the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By delmartin
Todd, I had the same problem on my '96 GS...

Todd,

I had the same problem on my '96 GS until I switched to Redline synthetic. Nearing 100K miles and it shifts like butter now.

-Martin
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2009, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By delmartin
fastway

fastway
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2009, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 384
Posted By delmartin
adding a belt to a BMW Rallye-II jacket

Anybody done this?

I wear an EU56 because the sleeve length and shoulder width are perfect, but I can stuff a couple pillows in the waist it's so big. Can I add an Aerostich type of front velcro...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 272
Posted By delmartin
Will R65 barbacks work on a R1100GS?

I don't know if the bolt spacing is the same.

Thanks.

-Martin
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,604
Posted By delmartin
I absolutely love South Island.

I absolutely love South Island.
Forum: New Zealand 11-22-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,020
Posted By delmartin
Burt Munro Challenge

Anyone heading down to Invercargill this weekend? I am :D

http://www.burtmunrochallenge.southlandnz.com
Forum: Old's Cool 07-28-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 449
Posted By delmartin
R80G/S in San Diego

No affiliation with it, but someone here may be interested.

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/mcy/772965073.html
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,183
Posted By delmartin
How do you get that mpg? :huh I can only...

How do you get that mpg? :huh

I can only squeeze 42 out of mine.
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By delmartin
it must be really dark. :jose

it must be really dark. :jose
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