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Forum: Equipment 01-04-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 64,305
Posted By zouch
Gerbing. with the thermostat, you make it as warm...

Gerbing. with the thermostat, you make it as warm as you want it, and only as warm as you want it. but if you're still riding the bike in your profile, you might want to make sure you've got the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,933
Posted By zouch
i couldn't begin to try to tell you how to do it...

i couldn't begin to try to tell you how to do it on your 1200; like it says in my sig, i have an '02, and that's an 1150.

if you don't have the Factory Service manual for your bike yet, you might...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By zouch
can you be a little more specific? how high is...

can you be a little more specific?
how high is "high"? under what conditions? are you looking at 7+ bars while cruising at speed at light throttle? or is it just that it sometimes shows 6 bars...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By zouch
just look at the brake lines; if it's...

just look at the brake lines; if it's whizzy/servos, there will be electrical wires strapped to the brake lines.

this takes out any possibility of misidentified year, or oddball build.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,933
Posted By zouch
you're riding an 1150GS? can you post some detail...

you're riding an 1150GS? can you post some detail on how you mounted the oil cooler fan?

for the OP, i recently had my oil cooler out and run through the hot solvent tank for a few hours; even...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By zouch
why? can you be more specific about what...

why? can you be more specific about what problem(s) are you experiencing that make(s) you want to "test" it?

reading high? reading low? not warming up quickly enough?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,722
Posted By zouch
i have to wonder if some people just don't...

i have to wonder if some people just don't understand these things are meant to be ridden, not stared at,... :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,722
Posted By zouch
just stare at the moto? nope. got over that...

just stare at the moto? nope.
got over that probably a week after i bought it, and have plenty of other things to do instead of just sit in the garage,.. and the bikes i have on the racks in the...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,532
Posted By zouch
i've got 3 pair of Sidi cycling shoes in...

i've got 3 pair of Sidi cycling shoes in different sizes; old Dominator 2s that work perfect without socks in 45.5, Dominator 5s in 46, and Carbon Titanium road shoes in a 46.5.

i found that i...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,819
Posted By zouch
do some searching around on this site; there's...

do some searching around on this site; there's been tons of discussion on them, but the responses you've gotten so far would pretty much sum it up; some folks like them, some folks don't.

(they've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,950
Posted By zouch
some folks just don't know good risotto when they...

some folks just don't know good risotto when they see it. :wink:


cheers!
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,755
Posted By zouch
how very small of them. jealous, and/or insecure,...

how very small of them. jealous, and/or insecure, maybe?

we use different tools at different times for different jobs; the tool doesn't make anyone any better or worse than anyone else. (a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By zouch
i mounted my Piaa switch similarly to this, but...

i mounted my Piaa switch similarly to this, but actually a bit further out on the grip assembly just below the Hazard light switch. i used Velcro tape to make it easy to reposition. (couldn't mount...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,680
Posted By zouch
if you really want a set of stock bars, you might...

if you really want a set of stock bars, you might be able to pick up a set from some of these guys that have changed to something else,...
i know i changed to Ricky bars long ago to improve the way...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By zouch
yes, 32 for the rear is too low,...

there should be a sticker underneath your seat that recommends tire pressures; on my Adv, the pressures recommended are the same for the TKCs as they are for the Tourances.

TKCs are soft, sticky...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-07-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,253
Posted By zouch
nice. you're carrying the margarita makings...

nice.

you're carrying the margarita makings next trip. a couple of bottles of añejo should fit in there just about *perfect*. :slurp
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2011, 05:37 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,594
Posted By zouch
it's all in the (right) wrist,...

depends a huge amount on how they get used; i've seen TKCs under a couple that went double-up to Alaska and back with their touring load go 9000 miles on a rear, and i've seen other people chew...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,594
Posted By zouch
heh,... i've never been able to tell when TKC80s...

heh,... i've never been able to tell when TKC80s were "going to slide" until they'd already started to,.. :eek1
fortunately, i was able to bring it back 2 out of 3 times. the 3rd time got me ankle...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,522
Posted By zouch
great question. i don't know for sure, but i...

great question.

i don't know for sure, but i imagine you can do anything if you throw enough money at it.

i'm guessing you'd be talking about at least replacing the calipers with the non-whizzy...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 417
Views: 106,594
Posted By zouch
nope; max pressure for a 150/70-17 TKC 80 is...

nope; max pressure for a 150/70-17 TKC 80 is 40PSI.


cheers!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,265
Posted By zouch
isn't that above the tire pressures that BMW...

isn't that above the tire pressures that BMW recommends anyway?

sounds like you did OK, considering.

no matter what else you do, everything touches the ground at the tires. better tires will...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,522
Posted By zouch
this is just one of the reasons why some in the...

this is just one of the reasons why some in the know prefer their 1150GS be from 2002 or earlier; ABS, but servo-free!


cheers!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2010, 10:49 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,888
Posted By zouch
of course. the amount of damage sustained in...

of course.

the amount of damage sustained in even a minor get-off is why i don't ride without armor anymore.


cheers!
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,325
Posted By zouch
but those silly metal toe-taps are! took those...

but those silly metal toe-taps are! took those dang things off shortly after i got my TO GTXs.

i find my Daytonas comfortable, but have nearly worn out my set. would like a little more lateral...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,360
Posted By zouch
one of us must be doing something wrong,... :rofl...

one of us must be doing something wrong,... :rofl


cheers!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,888
Posted By zouch
pushing it because you're dressed better is a...

pushing it because you're dressed better is a fault with the rider, not a fault of the gear.

as for staying cool, as with most things, making it work starts with the right gear at the beginning;...
Forum: Beasts 11-22-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 69,013
Posted By zouch
6'2"+, with a high Ape Index (35" sleeve/inseam)....

6'2"+, with a high Ape Index (35" sleeve/inseam).

1150GS Adv,... with a longer set of custom Öhlins. one of the few motos that seems to fit me well, i can still flat-foot with a bent knee. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2010, 09:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,888
Posted By zouch
perhaps because that post was just so blatantly...

perhaps because that post was just so blatantly silly?

not many people could reasonably argue that our best safety tool is the one inside our helmet (even though, obviously, some people are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,888
Posted By zouch
(with all due respect,) Balderdash! :fitz we...

(with all due respect,) Balderdash! :fitz
we seem to hear this most often from less experienced riders that are looking for an excuse to not "bother" with ATGATT.

i dress for the fall because i...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,518
Posted By zouch
bingo. RTFM! (seems simple enough, and covers...

bingo. RTFM!
(seems simple enough, and covers the differences in vehicles.)

all of our passenger vehicles (ranging from the GS to American iron to an old turbo-diesel to a Jap econobox) state in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By zouch
yep, and yep,... and i'm betting BMW might too. ...

yep, and yep,... and i'm betting BMW might too.

i'm guessing there might be a reason BMW puts that procedure in their Service Manuals repeatedly; perhaps it's that it's not likely we're all going...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By zouch
er, just to be clear, that needs to be with the...

er, just to be clear, that needs to be with the ignition on, but motor not running,...

short story; after the Moronic is disconnected from power, it needs to be re-taught the limits of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By zouch
don't apologize for anyone else; the question was...

don't apologize for anyone else; the question was if anyone else had seen this... i've flogged many a set of TKC-80s on my 1150 without issue, and was as surprised as anyone to see this on a tire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By zouch
i have a problem with poor quality manufacturing,...

i have a problem with poor quality manufacturing, from any source. never saw this problem with TKCs from Germany; it would appear something may be different now.

do i "have a problem with Asians"?...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2010, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By zouch
for what it's worth, the early TKCs i had were...

for what it's worth, the early TKCs i had were marked "Made in Germany".

this set in question is date-coded from 2009; i don't know when they made the switch.


cheers!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By zouch
you can't see the wart on the side of the knob in...

you can't see the wart on the side of the knob in the middle of the pic?

for reference, it's roughly the same diameter at its base as a (US) quarter.


cheers!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By zouch
no, this model is tubeless. cheers!

no, this model is tubeless.


cheers!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2010, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,826
Posted By zouch
TKC-80 failure; Made in Korea?!

anyone seen anything like this lately? this is on an F650GS twin; tire had less than 300 easy miles on it when this wart was found on its knob,...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,193
Posted By zouch
hey Rad! i know you and like you, but if...

hey Rad!

i know you and like you, but if what you've stated here is what you meant and is representative of your understanding, we disagree on this one.

firstly, i don't know who's talking...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,193
Posted By zouch
i've seen a rear TKC-80 on an 1150GS that went...

i've seen a rear TKC-80 on an 1150GS that went from the South SF Bay Area to Alaska and back double up; it was worn down to where it had almost worn the entire knob off in the center, but that was...
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