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Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By BMWRich
My practice is to take valuables with me....

My practice is to take valuables with me. Anything I can afford to lose stays in the bags.
On some Adventures in Urban areas,the bags were left open and empty.
This I learned from working in less...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By BMWRich
This style lock on Happy Trails ...similar to...

This style lock on Happy Trails ...similar to What Cug posted.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v648/BMWRich58/imagejpg2_zpsb82b5721.jpg

And this style on MotoSport Pannier (no longer in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,054
Posted By BMWRich
My Safari's came with this style latch,which...

My Safari's came with this style latch,which prolly would only keep "honest folks honest"...all others could get in with no problem.......
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,674
Posted By BMWRich
Hey Jim,a definite "harmonic ring" at...

Hey Jim,a definite "harmonic ring" at 60mph....nothing under 60 or over 65mph. Not a trans or rear end whine,always quiet when using Metz Tourances.
Even with ear plugs,you'll hear this funny...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,674
Posted By BMWRich
I'm beginning to wonder if I made the mistake of...

I'm beginning to wonder if I made the mistake of mounting these III's.....?
Noisy........very bothersome at 60mph.........
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,766
Posted By BMWRich
"Pitail" off the battery either SAE or round...

"Pitail" off the battery either SAE or round style.
Of course with an inline fuse too......
Run air pumps,heated jackets.....battery tenders...etc..
Non CanBus effected.........
Forum: The Garage 08-18-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By BMWRich
WOW....it really looked like it would...

WOW....it really looked like it would work,...soft jaws an all....hmmmmm?
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By BMWRich
What did you pay for the used 220?

What did you pay for the used 220?
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,809
Posted By BMWRich
I'm on my second Coats 220 machine in mucho...

I'm on my second Coats 220 machine in mucho years.
I do like the soft blocks/clamps of the NoMar and the added height off the deck.
Makes doing tire changes on large drive sprocket wheels like HD's...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By BMWRich
I've had good luck with cheapie bulbs...but only...

I've had good luck with cheapie bulbs...but only if they were Osram.
Look closely on the bulb casing for the name.
I seem to get 7-9000 miles before they go poof...#
As far as HID...if ya got the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By BMWRich
That should be kept in the Hall of Wisdom.

That should be kept in the Hall of Wisdom.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By BMWRich
Well times change and either "I get on or off the...

Well times change and either "I get on or off the bus".
Maybe a good reason to try something else.
Thanks much to all.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By BMWRich
I must suck at this search thing cuz I'm coming...

I must suck at this search thing cuz I'm coming up empty handed on finding Metz tires made in China.....
Honestly,I find it extremely difficult to find almost anything that doesn't have some sorta...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By BMWRich
If a product is known to be junk then why buy it?...

If a product is known to be junk then why buy it?
Did someone actually twist your arm and force you to buy this piece of crap?
If one does not do their homework then their is no one to blame but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By BMWRich
Yes definitely agree!

Yes definitely agree!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By BMWRich
Lately my experiences have been terrible and...

Lately my experiences have been terrible and those in charge of QC "ain't much better".
Whether it was auto parts,appliances or other manufactured goods,nothing but problems....
Forum: The Garage 08-03-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,908
Posted By BMWRich
....theirs even "key operated" switches. I know...

....theirs even "key operated" switches.
I know of two people that have powered garage door openers but only work when the key is inserted and twisted.
And I agree with the security type head bolt.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,675
Posted By BMWRich
Are all the new Metz Tourances made in China?

Can I still get a set made in Germany or do I have to finally switch to another brand!
I try my damnedest not to support China in anyway.(No this ain't a political thread so don't start).
Forum: The Garage 07-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,905
Posted By BMWRich
Helps to remove the valve core,make sure the bead...

Helps to remove the valve core,make sure the bead is well lubricated (I use the paste vs the liquid) and bounce the wheel assembly on the ground while rotating the wheel. That will help preset the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,469
Posted By BMWRich
2+2 is 22....right? :-)

2+2 is 22....right? :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By BMWRich
TOMMY....! Hey how ya do'in..! What no more...

TOMMY....! Hey how ya do'in..!
What no more Russell....?
Try the stock GS seat...that's what I do.
So your contemplating Winger eh???
Hey they're all good if it's got two wheels!!
Maybe catch...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By BMWRich
Ok so ya got a bad solenoid on yer starter. Not...

Ok so ya got a bad solenoid on yer starter.
Not really that hard to fix or replace.
Now git going yer burning daylight!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 991
Posted By BMWRich
Or a "take off" set for nothing but the shipping...

Or a "take off" set for nothing but the shipping charge!
Yep,scored a set from a west coast guy,who offered them for the price of shipping. Thank you very much sir!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By BMWRich
Braking bias I believe is 70% front and 30%...

Braking bias I believe is 70% front and 30% rear.......
Like that with most vehicles unless like in a competition equipped vehicle,you can change the braking bias,to each individual circuit/wheel.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,646
Posted By BMWRich
Dang...! I've hit some nasty pot holes up in...

Dang...!
I've hit some nasty pot holes up in the Yukon,but never sustained any damage.
Looks like you hit the "Mutha' of holes"......!
By the way,...what kinda air pressures you running?
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,002
Posted By BMWRich
Having been down that road here's my...

Having been down that road here's my experience.......
Sears door openers are the "cheapened Chamberlin openers" made for Sears to their specs.
How do I know this??? My good friend was the main...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By BMWRich
Yes both will work. Change and then enjoy!

Yes both will work.
Change and then enjoy!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By BMWRich
Yes...Hexhead model R1200GS series. There...

Yes...Hexhead model R1200GS series.

There are a couple different seat models available,not wanting to confuse you,but just passing some info along......
1-Lo seat (optional) black
2-Hi seat...
Forum: The Garage 06-30-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,099
Posted By BMWRich
Environment/climate was big decisive factor for...

Environment/climate was big decisive factor for me.
Dripping salty water would have been trapped between or underneath any sort of tiling. Concrete would still be unprotected and prone to more...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,060
Posted By BMWRich
Sight un seen......and ez to...

Sight un seen......and ez to check.....coils..........:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,193
Posted By BMWRich
If you do NOT have the "On board computer...

If you do NOT have the "On board computer option",... your machine/bike ,is/was fitted with the "float type" fuel registering system.

As in my case,2007 GSA without the computer option,....has the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 404
Posted By BMWRich
Pretty much first thing to do when this happens....

Pretty much first thing to do when this happens. Clean gear selector plug in.
Dielectric grease helps seal out the moisture/water.

Just remember,when in gear or RID shows the bike in gear..........
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By BMWRich
I used a drift,punch. Be careful not to mangle it...

I used a drift,punch. Be careful not to mangle it upon removal. I believe the one I used was my brass one. Brass is soft. Comes in different sizes,circumferences.



Yes,exactly why I've removed...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By BMWRich
Several times,...I've removed mine and...

Several times,...I've removed mine and clean/lubed to prevent it getting wedged, stuck from corrosion.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By BMWRich
Ahhh,ya beat me....I type slooooooow.... Use a...

Ahhh,ya beat me....I type slooooooow....
Use a piece of wood,like a dowel,woods soft,won't mess anything up as you hit it with a hammer .
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By BMWRich
R u sure that ain't a sleeve like bushing on the...

R u sure that ain't a sleeve like bushing on the left protruding inward? Hard to tell from the photo angle.
If I recall it should be flush inside there,where the shock base fits.
Should b able to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By BMWRich
I think he's having "boot" problems with...

I think he's having "boot" problems with re-assembly.
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By BMWRich
Take the Snake...421

Take the Snake...421
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,525
Posted By BMWRich
I did too. And for me,it did help with removal...

I did too. And for me,it did help with removal and installation.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-14-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,067
Posted By BMWRich
Over flow,vent tube.....no biggie. Local auto...

Over flow,vent tube.....no biggie.
Local auto store should have a "Y or T" replacement.
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