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Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 859
Posted By Minnesota
I've got a 2004 GS Adventure with 87,000 miles on...

I've got a 2004 GS Adventure with 87,000 miles on it and I've done mostly just preventative maintenance on it, meaning I change the oils, filter, bleed the brakes at the proper intervals, etc. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Minnesota
I have a 1150 GSA, which comes with a factory...

I have a 1150 GSA, which comes with a factory switch for the fog (accessory) lights. When I had a tank bag on the bike it was hard to get to this switch, since it is under the handlebars in front of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Minnesota
I didn't perform any further diagnostics. I just...

I didn't perform any further diagnostics. I just tossed the thing and have been doing without it this summer.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 37,863
Posted By Minnesota
Got everything cobbled up and took the bike for a...

Got everything cobbled up and took the bike for a spin. It was an improvement in that the idle seemed better and overall there was more power and a snappier throttle.

I'm awaiting the delivery...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 01:49 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 37,863
Posted By Minnesota
Thanks. After more consideration I figured the...

Thanks. After more consideration I figured the coil must ground through the plug wire.

I only got one side done last night since the O'Reilly's that I went to only had one coil and one plug wire...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 37,863
Posted By Minnesota
I'm working on doing this to my bike and have a...

I'm working on doing this to my bike and have a question about grounding. The stock coil sticks have the ubiquitous BMW brown ground wire going to them. The Accel coils only have connectors for two...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,363
Posted By Minnesota
Thanks 7. I hope your bike gets back on the road...

Thanks 7. I hope your bike gets back on the road soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,363
Posted By Minnesota
So a quick hijack here. If I have a 2004...

So a quick hijack here.

If I have a 2004 GSA, which belt do I need? I replaced to alt belt a while ago and noticed that the replacement belt I got was shorter than the one that was on the bike. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 552,652
Posted By Minnesota
Not bad. We need a new car but I don't think I...

Not bad. We need a new car but I don't think I can twist the wife's arm into getting this one, even though it looks like a good buy. GLWS.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-11-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 552,652
Posted By Minnesota
Fuel mileage?

Fuel mileage?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,363
Posted By Minnesota
It's tough to diagnose from the interwebs, but...

It's tough to diagnose from the interwebs, but your situation sounds like what happened to my bike when the fuel pump died. It just up and quit and wouldn't start again.

I say that with the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-01-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 552,652
Posted By Minnesota
I think he just picked up a Dakar in the Cities...

I think he just picked up a Dakar in the Cities yesterday.

Thanks for all the tips.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 552,652
Posted By Minnesota
Can do. Thanks.

Can do.

Thanks.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 552,652
Posted By Minnesota
Thanks buddy, I'll get a hold of him. How...

Thanks buddy, I'll get a hold of him.

How are things out east?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-24-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 552,652
Posted By Minnesota
Hi ADV. I've got a buddy in the Eau Claire...

Hi ADV.

I've got a buddy in the Eau Claire area who is looking for an BMW F650 in the $3,000 to $4,000 range.

Any know of anything?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 60,438
Posted By Minnesota
You are welcome. Almost 5 years and I'm...

You are welcome.

Almost 5 years and I'm guessing 30k miles or so, and the bulbs I installed when I started this thread are still on operation. So I get better lighting AND longer-lasting bulbs!
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3,793
Views: 552,652
Posted By Minnesota
Set of BMW Adventure Panniers

I've been procrastinating in putting this up, due to the lack of photos, but here goes.

Price: $500.00 takes it all!

I have for sale a pair of panniers off a 2004 R1150GS Adventure. These are...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,909
Posted By Minnesota
Can you pass along info and where you got parts...

Can you pass along info and where you got parts to do the TB's?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 801,841
Posted By Minnesota
I like this one. It's got the mud and the...

I like this one. It's got the mud and the knobbly tires and all that, but the floppy mirror is the thing that really says it's been used off-road!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By Minnesota
Autoswitch Failure

A few years ago I installed an Autoswitch on my 1150GS Adventure to control my driving lights. It worked pretty much fine from the time I initially wired it up. Last spring I did some minor work...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,470
Posted By Minnesota
That's about what I paid from Max BMW. I also...

That's about what I paid from Max BMW. I also got some other doo-dads and shipping cost me $12.00. The other stuff was light and small, so shipping was a little high, in my opinion. We'll see how...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,470
Posted By Minnesota
Thanks for the very timely thread! I stopped...

Thanks for the very timely thread!

I stopped at a buddy's house tonight to pick up his Twinmax and while we were BS-ing in his driveway I noticed some oil on my rear tire. So after 83,000 miles I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,909
Posted By Minnesota
I have about 82k miles on my '04 GSA. I bought...

I have about 82k miles on my '04 GSA. I bought it in 2005 with about 34k on it. Since then I have replaced the pivot bearings at ~ 45k and the ignition coils at ~ 50k. In retrospect I'm not sure I...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 112,075
Posted By Minnesota
My neighbor has one similar to that. It works...

My neighbor has one similar to that. It works well. It also came with a manual that contains a reference guide to assist you in positioning a particular model of car relative to the lift, and where...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 112,075
Posted By Minnesota
It sounds like you need to strong-arm your...

It sounds like you need to strong-arm your insurance company. Don't take no for an answer. It's easy for them to tell you no and then you go away. If you keep hounding them they may change their...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 112,075
Posted By Minnesota
I just built a house a year ago and I remember...

I just built a house a year ago and I remember the money flowing out like water. You soon become numb to it.

I think our house was inspected maybe two or three times. And I thought I was...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 414
Views: 112,075
Posted By Minnesota
I was thinking the same thing. There sure are a...

I was thinking the same thing. There sure are a lot of inspections going on with this little project.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Minnesota
I tried to place an order at this website, but...

I tried to place an order at this website, but when they asked (during checkout) for my country, there was no listing for the USA. There were other countries listed, from the Philippines to Russia,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Minnesota
Okay. I may have to buy that.

Okay. I may have to buy that.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Minnesota
That is very nice. Now if they had the nut in...

That is very nice. Now if they had the nut in stainless too they'd have something.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Minnesota
Exactamundo!!! Oh advrider, how I love thee....

Exactamundo!!!

Oh advrider, how I love thee.

Thanks to you too Mike.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Minnesota
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Minnesota
1150gs rear brake issues

So I was flushing the brake system on my 2004 1150gs adventure. I went to crack open the bleeder screw on the rear caliper and it broke off. I tried to use an easy-out the remove the stub, and that...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,660
Posted By Minnesota
The last time I changed my tires I used an empty...

The last time I changed my tires I used an empty oil jug. I cut the plastic into strips and put that between my spoon and the rim. They were a little slippery, what with the oil residue and...
Forum: The Garage 03-19-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,660
Posted By Minnesota
There is a shop in Eau Claire that sells Triumph...

There is a shop in Eau Claire that sells Triumph bikes, some of which have single-sided wheels. I remember taking my BMW rear wheel there to get balanced and I wasn't impressed with the job they did...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,660
Posted By Minnesota
Nobody around me can capably change and balance a...

Nobody around me can capably change and balance a BMW (rear) wheel, so I do it myself. Last time was a couple years ago and I don't remember it taking any more than an hour or so. I've got a new...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By Minnesota
Yes. It does make clunking sounds from the front...

Yes. It does make clunking sounds from the front end. I'm going to replace to control arm bushings and see what effect that has.
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By Minnesota
Whilst changing the oil this weekend I was able...

Whilst changing the oil this weekend I was able to get a close look at the front control arm bushings. There is a gap between the control arm and the bushing surface of about 1/8 of a inch. The...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,675
Posted By Minnesota
I hear you. I read that article on Pelican...

I hear you.

I read that article on Pelican Parts and thought, "Oh cool!" So I went out to my car and tried it...nothing. I have the jet-tronic, complete with the distributor and no check engine...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,083
Posted By Minnesota
Okay. That is one of the things I was...

Okay. That is one of the things I was considering, but can you explain why worn front control arm bushings make the car handle like an overloaded pickup?
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