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Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,191
Posted By vagueout
WTF are you apologising for?? It's always a...

WTF are you apologising for?? It's always a learning experience regardless of how elementary the real problem was. If it happened to you it could happen to me or anyone else. The real pissoff in...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By vagueout
Did you get the amp as well?:lol3

Did you get the amp as well?:lol3
Forum: The Garage 03-24-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By vagueout
I use the same type of cheap arse stands as shown...

I use the same type of cheap arse stands as shown in CY's pic, however i place them on a piece of carpet on flat concrete. The carpet seems to take out any rock and rattle in the stands and the job...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By vagueout
My fused headlight 1150 adv is a non abs model,...

My fused headlight 1150 adv is a non abs model, perhaps these two factors are linked? Aside from this i have no idea why some were fused some not.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,191
Posted By vagueout
OldM3, you say you just did a whole lot of tank...

OldM3, you say you just did a whole lot of tank off work. Did your bike cease operation immediately after your work or some time later?? The answer to this may shed more than a little light on your...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By vagueout
Not wishing to veer this off topic, however, the...

Not wishing to veer this off topic, however, the fuse diagrams in the tech handbook and indeed those posted in a lot of threads are often inaccurate , in that NO fuses are shown for the headlights. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,290
Posted By vagueout
Parting out a low mileage 1100 imo is not the...

Parting out a low mileage 1100 imo is not the thing to do. Chase the warranty on the trans if possible. Good low mlg 1100gs bikes are very much worth hanging onto, i see these as a collectible not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,684
Posted By vagueout
In recent years i have been getting seven years...

In recent years i have been getting seven years life out of batteries, but here we ride all year, no winter hibernation. A new tyre costs $$$$, a battery less than half the tyre, so i would replace...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,429
Posted By vagueout
Mr Peak2Peak, re bump starting, you will NEVER...

Mr Peak2Peak, re bump starting, you will NEVER start one of these things in first gear, 4th gear with loads of downhill might work. All the electronic crap jammed into bmw's in recent years, i'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,429
Posted By vagueout
Absolutely. Took me years to learn this the hard...

Absolutely. Took me years to learn this the hard way. Good batteries are cheap today, at the first hint that a battery is slowing down without a reasonable excuse, it is retired. If a kickstart...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 302
Posted By vagueout
Whenever i do that job, i always rub the pin with...

Whenever i do that job, i always rub the pin with a piece of scotchbrite pad to ensure it is smooth, then the lightest smear of copper or nickel based ant-seize. Works for me.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 01:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By vagueout
Excellent video you made for us.:thumb

Excellent video you made for us.:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 01:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,958
Posted By vagueout
Some years ago i pre-emptively fitted s.s....

Some years ago i pre-emptively fitted s.s. connectors and one of the o.e. plastic items broke apart when disconnecting it. Absolute time bomb in waiting.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By vagueout
Don't forget to post back result!!!:*sip*

Don't forget to post back result!!!:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 698
Posted By vagueout
Hello ALX, as to your bike's behaviour i doubt...

Hello ALX, as to your bike's behaviour i doubt very much that the K+N filter is the cause. You mention that you do short trips on your bike, it is my experience that too much around town riding makes...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,929
Posted By vagueout
Sadly that ship sailed years ago.:huh

Sadly that ship sailed years ago.:huh
Forum: Australia 02-19-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By vagueout
I wish, caught up with other activities this...

I wish, caught up with other activities this week, but thanks for the offer Matt. Comebacks in racing are rarely successful, but i feel that young Troy could put a dent into that belief....
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By vagueout
:rilla:jkam:thumb

:rilla:jkam:thumb
Forum: Australia 02-18-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 493
Posted By vagueout
Troy Bayliss at World Supers PI ????

All this internet chatter about Bayliss filling in for an injured ducati rider on a moments notice, is this for real or a hoax prank? has it been confirmed?:eek1:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By vagueout
In the parts fiche it is in chap 61 under...

In the parts fiche it is in chap 61 under "various switches" item #14, you will find numbers have been superseded over the years. Perhaps ring a parts place and ask, whatever they have will likely be...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By vagueout
Only once?? Must be a lifestyle choice for...

Only once?? Must be a lifestyle choice for me.:jkam
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,860
Posted By vagueout
Glad you now differentiate between Missfire and...

Glad you now differentiate between Missfire and Backfire. Staintunes are legendary for popping and backfiring if not seated and sealed at their joins. A quick re-tighten of the clamps may stop the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By vagueout
At a pinch sounds like the engine oil pressure...

At a pinch sounds like the engine oil pressure switch. Not too expensive and relatively easy to change.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,860
Posted By vagueout
Very unlikely that slightly looser tappets are...

Very unlikely that slightly looser tappets are causing a misfire, unless perhaps a locknut has come loose and wound itself off, but you would hear tapping noise easily. I'm inclined to think that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,442
Posted By vagueout
Always going to be a liability/ticking time bomb,...

Always going to be a liability/ticking time bomb, (i.m.o.)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,968
Posted By vagueout
Here in australia there is a brand marketed as...

Here in australia there is a brand marketed as "pussy grips", i have a set and i'm happy.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 39,014
Posted By vagueout
Well obviously that is down to the magnetic...

Well obviously that is down to the magnetic material content of the tyre. When i shop for a tyre i always bring a magnet with me and apply a same end polarity check to determine the magnetic content,...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By vagueout
Reckon that about covers it.:*sip*

Reckon that about covers it.:*sip*
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,703
Posted By vagueout
Bitter sweet ride report but nonetheless very...

Bitter sweet ride report but nonetheless very informative. Seeing Holly's last show venue restored like it is was fantastic. If i remember Buddy's stratocaster was sold at auction in about 1990 for a...
Forum: Australia 02-04-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,795
Posted By vagueout
Spend a lot of coffee time researching and...

Spend a lot of coffee time researching and bookmarking how to's on this forum and ukgser, buy a few spares in advance from munich in perth or motor works in the uk (stick coils, throttle cables, f.d....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By vagueout
My 1150's rear brake light switch died a couple...

My 1150's rear brake light switch died a couple of years ago. Found a switch to fit at an outlet here in australia "Jaycar." They are a chain i would think similar to your radio shack chain. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 11,949
Posted By vagueout
I'd rather be on the side of the road fitting a...

I'd rather be on the side of the road fitting a spare cable (which i carried on older bikes) than dealing with a failed slave cylinder that is also draining itself onto the clutch.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 11,949
Posted By vagueout
It's ticking boxes.:*sip*

It's ticking boxes.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 11,949
Posted By vagueout
Relevant point, with the 1200 you will need a...

Relevant point, with the 1200 you will need a gs911 gadget to tell what's wrong, 1100/1150 old school basics will diagnose.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 11,949
Posted By vagueout
The 1100 also have the advantage (imo) of having...

The 1100 also have the advantage (imo) of having a clutch cable as opposed to hyd. clutch. I would love to bag a low miles late model run 1100gs to keep, but here in australia they tend to have big...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,586
Posted By vagueout
Given the fact that the stick coil is new, i...

Given the fact that the stick coil is new, i would have a very good look and clean of it's elec connection.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By vagueout
Just looked at the pic of your bike, it's a...

Just looked at the pic of your bike, it's a single spark, so what you referred to as stick coils ere just the conventional HT lead plug caps, and yes they can deteriorate or fail. Would suggest that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By vagueout
In the first line you state that the bike is a...

In the first line you state that the bike is a single spark, then when relating what you have tried you refer to stick coils. If single spark it has under the tank conventional coil only.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,314
Posted By vagueout
I'm a long time oil head rider, but if i was to...

I'm a long time oil head rider, but if i was to update it would be a cam head, largely because i can still maintain it myself. If only i could find one without esa etc. Lemme guess you are living...
Forum: Ride reports 01-20-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,474
Posted By vagueout
Thank you Jason for a brilliant report, you make...

Thank you Jason for a brilliant report, you make it sound easy!!!:jkam
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