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Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By rcrampton
Mike, thanks for the correction. I ordered the...

Mike, thanks for the correction. I ordered the wrong part number and will fix it first thing tomorrow. I wondered why that *ONE* part was less expensive that what past posts noted while everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for the pointers and advice. This is an...

Thanks for the pointers and advice. This is an awesome forum.

Parts ordered along with the throttle upper/lower cables to get that part of the bike feeling like new again. It will almost be like...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks. Are these also referred to as "ignition...

Thanks. Are these also referred to as "ignition tubing"?

BMW part #12121342641, $76.11 at A&S BMW.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 602
Posted By rcrampton
Quick 1150GS Stick Coil Question

I've got an '04 1150GS with 50,000 miles on her.

If I pull the secondary plug wire from the right side of my bike it runs terribly. If I pull the secondary from the left side the bike runs fine.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By rcrampton
I don't know beans about springs but I can say...

I don't know beans about springs but I can say I've had better luck using google than the built-in search function. Put something like this into google.com:

site:www.advrider.com OEM progressive...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By rcrampton
hahahahahaha. That's freaking awesome! ...

hahahahahaha. That's freaking awesome!


@Push - nice :)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,605
Posted By rcrampton
GS vs Wild Animals

I no longer need to be jealous of stories of a Hummer running over a Lion on the African prairies, or Elmer Keith spearing a Kudu from 50 yards.

I pulled over in the wilds of North Carolina to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By rcrampton
Nice trip. I'm just North of Durham and have a...

Nice trip. I'm just North of Durham and have a well stocked workshop. if you need anything else while in the area just yell

ray@teamhokies*.*c*o*m* without the "*"'s
Forum: Americas 03-13-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,053
Posted By rcrampton
I ride an 1150GS and can be hard core when it...

I ride an 1150GS and can be hard core when it comes to hours in the saddle. 10-12 hours in the saddle is a nice day of riding for me. if you can average 50 mph (including rest stops) then that's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By rcrampton
I have an 04 1150 GS. The brake light will blink...

I have an 04 1150 GS. The brake light will blink until you start rolling and the computer sees the signal from the ABS sensor that the wheel is turning.

On #2 it's hard to say without knowing...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for everyone's comments. I'm definitely...

Thanks for everyone's comments. I'm definitely going to start with a test ride of the G650GS and if it feels good I'll look at the rest of the BMW 650 single line over the years. Also the twin, which...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,861
Views: 111,542
Posted By rcrampton
When I import these into Google Maps, the...

When I import these into Google Maps, the resulting points don't seem to all make sense. There is a general line of points going along the GDR but they're not all in order and there are some that are...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for the comments. I definitely want...

Thanks for the comments.

I definitely want something with a much better road ride than the XR650L. I'd guess the DR and KLR are more like the XRL than an 1150GS. Is the KTM more like the other...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,164
Posted By rcrampton
Considering Move fro 1150GS to Thumper for Touring

So I bought a 2001 XR650L last week. At only 40-some HP it's plenty fast for me (Although I haven't loaded it down with 50+ lbs of gear yet). The $70/year insurance and 50+ MPG has my attention, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-21-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for all of your advice. I should be the...

Thanks for all of your advice. I should be the proud owner of a 2001 XR650L this week :)

Now on to planning for my GDR and TAT trips!
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for the responses. Maybe my money is...

Thanks for the responses. Maybe my money is better spent on things other than having a newer bike... And maybe it's not so easy to find a well equipped XRL just by waiting a few weeks for one to pop...
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By rcrampton
Questions before buying an XRL

I'm an 1150GS owner, I love my bike but I want another bike for a TAT trip. I've narrowed it down to the XR650L and am looking at used bikes. I think I'll want the following mods from stock (only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,679
Posted By rcrampton
Thanks for the responses. I was thinking of a...

Thanks for the responses. I was thinking of a stock color and figured it would be easiest to swap with someone. A custom paint job would be cool though...

Thanks again.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-15-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,679
Posted By rcrampton
Changing Color of F650GS

What would it cost to change color of an F650GS? Is it just new plastic or is painting required?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By rcrampton
+1, check that carefully, seems the likely cause.

+1, check that carefully, seems the likely cause.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,580
Posted By rcrampton
Nice upgrade, thanks for sharing. Lighting on our...

Nice upgrade, thanks for sharing. Lighting on our instrument panels is really irritating. You'd think a premium motorcycle, with its premium price, could include enough lighting to actually read the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By rcrampton
I've let cars and motorcycles sit for several...

I've let cars and motorcycles sit for several months with a tank of gas and never had a problem except for a time when the tanks wasn't well sealed off. How long did it sit?

It's got to be air,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,586
Posted By rcrampton
FWIW, my hole is where the red dot is at. It was...

FWIW, my hole is where the red dot is at. It was punched rather than drilled, so no shavings.

I have had my bike sit in pouring down rain several times and never noticed any effects from water in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By rcrampton
My '04 will easily lock the wheel up. Maybe time...

My '04 will easily lock the wheel up. Maybe time for a brake flush?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By rcrampton
Yes, the brake light works properly. We must...

Yes, the brake light works properly.

We must have made some mistake bleeding the brakes. Maybe let the fluid get a little low and sucked some air in. It's hard to imagine not bleeding brakes...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By rcrampton
After two hours of screwing around with this,...

After two hours of screwing around with this, Josh used combinations of 4-letter words I've never heard put together before :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By rcrampton
Doh! It's a 2006 :) Jim, that's exactly what...

Doh! It's a 2006 :)

Jim, that's exactly what my first thought was. We bled the brake circuits per your DVD (thanks for producing that). We re-bled them 1.5 more times and we *really* thought we...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By rcrampton
Intermittent Rear Brake Failure

We've got a 2008 1200GS with an intermittent brake failure problem. After turning the ignition on (engine isn't running), the bike goes through its diagnotics, and sometimes ends up with the flashing...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By rcrampton
The fact that it sucked water in at idle really...

The fact that it sucked water in at idle really bothers me. I fired the bike up and watched the water level just in case, out of habit, and I couldn't shut it off fast enough to stop it from sucking...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By rcrampton
Come on guys, don't you have anything else for us?

Come on guys, don't you have anything else for us?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By rcrampton
I doubt it's bad gas. Josh was on fumes when we...

I doubt it's bad gas. Josh was on fumes when we finished so we thought the poor running was because it wasn't getting gas. So we put 2 gallons of my lawnmower gas in, which is from last fall. He...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,502
Posted By rcrampton
This is Ray, the other culprit.... Josh...

This is Ray, the other culprit....

Josh checked the throttle cables to make sure they were hung up.

As a note - we didn't adjust the throttle cables, never even loosened up the lock nuts.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,018
Posted By rcrampton
I like it, kind of like a 5th wheel concept. I...

I like it, kind of like a 5th wheel concept. I can ride that beast to Utah, take all that crap off and set up camp, then ride for a week. Pack up, head to Idaho, set up camp, ride for a week.
...
Forum: Americas 12-23-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,176
Posted By rcrampton
May want a set of tires waiting on you wherever...

May want a set of tires waiting on you wherever you expect to need them.

An AMA membership might be good piece of mind.

Have a great trip, wish we could all do it.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By rcrampton
I'd also look for a new dealer, but I would write...

I'd also look for a new dealer, but I would write the current dealer a professional, polite letter explaining your experience to make sure whoever is in charge is aware.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2010, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,735
Posted By rcrampton
$175 for the bike, $3500 for farkles. They...

$175 for the bike, $3500 for farkles.

They make TKC-80's in that size?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By rcrampton
Just what I needed - a thread to remind me I paid...

Just what I needed - a thread to remind me I paid $35 for a fuel filter for my 1150GS a few weeks ago. I had hidden that fact away in my brain somewhere, never to be found again, then this thread...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,016
Posted By rcrampton
Never balanced a tire on my motorcycle, never...

Never balanced a tire on my motorcycle, never needed it. Bought a Marc Parnes balancer and never took it out of the box.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,852
Posted By rcrampton
First thing I'd do it let it sit in the sun or...

First thing I'd do it let it sit in the sun or somewhere it can dry out real good and see if it works then.

If I wanted to start troubleshooting I'd trace power and ground to something that should...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By rcrampton
When I looked at bikes I saw a lot of repairs...

When I looked at bikes I saw a lot of repairs under warranty. It seems like a it's common to go through a shake-down of early life issues. The bike I bought had a few repairs under warranty but I've...
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