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Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Interceptor
Sorry , I should have said. It is an 04 1150...

Sorry , I should have said. It is an 04 1150 Adventure
With 80k. My battery is indeed a little weak. Sometimes
The clock resets to 00:00 when I start the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Interceptor
04 GS brake failure light

Recently I have noticed the brake failure light on my 04
GS behaving funny. Sometimes it doesn't start flashing until
I put the bike it gear, sometimes it flashes very dim. I noticed
today that...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 354,853
Posted By Interceptor
Free no mess funnel

I cut a hole approx 2.5 inches in diameter in the side of a tall qt gear oil bottle, a couple of inches from the bottom. Use as a funnel with the lid/spout on or off. When you're done just stand it...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 354,853
Posted By Interceptor
Cool2 ABS Brake Fluid System Flush

While doing an ABS system flush on a friends RT, we floated a plastic bottle cap in the front brake reservoir .
This stopped brake fluid from squirting out when squeezing the brake lever.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,537
Posted By Interceptor
The same thing just happened to my 04 GSA. The...

The same thing just happened to my 04 GSA. The adjuster found enough damaged parts to "total" my bike. I told him I would just as soon fix it myself. He wrote me a check for the cost of parts to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 696
Posted By Interceptor
Rear Brakes wear too fast

Can someone tell me why the rear brakes on my 04 1150 wear out so fast ?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,105
Posted By Interceptor
After a crash, the right side engine guard...

After a crash, the right side engine guard cracked where it mounts under the tank. I had it welded and it cracked again.The 2nd time I had a different welder weld it and when I bolted it back, I made...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 578
Posted By Interceptor
Vario case

I have successfully disassembled a jammed vario case. All I can tell you from memory is start by removing the bolts on each side of the adjusting bail and start taking the mechanism apart. Clean it....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,616
Posted By Interceptor
Right On! Last winter in the mountains I rounded...

Right On! Last winter in the mountains I rounded a curve, hit a patch of ice and before I knew what hit me I was sliding along on my back watching the bike slide ahead of me about 30 or 40 feet. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 27,909
Posted By Interceptor
Holy Cow! How did this get so blown out of...

Holy Cow! How did this get so blown out of proportion ? Advntr said the conversation changed to firearms. And he showed you his pistol. Not something I would do unless someone asked, but sounds...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,094
Posted By Interceptor
I just talked to Christine at Aerostitch and she...

I just talked to Christine at Aerostitch and she said the price was $ 95.00. She said for now they were waiving the $ 50.00 "existing suit" fee.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By Interceptor
I made one from 1 " stainless tubing , flattened...

I made one from 1 " stainless tubing , flattened on each end . I bolted it under the oil cooler, there are 2 m6 bolts under there, drill 2 6mm holes in your tubing to match and opposite each hole...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,001
Posted By Interceptor
I was in the process of changing my old bulbs to...

I was in the process of changing my old bulbs to CF, until someone sent me an e-mail where this senator from Texas was complaining about Uncle Sam's plan to fix it so that at x date in near future...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,993,726
Posted By Interceptor
Right on ! Take it as a compliment. Maybe they...

Right on ! Take it as a compliment. Maybe they wish they were in your shoes but their mom wouldn't let have a bike when they were a kid. Face it.. not everyone is as cool as you.? Anyway,without...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2011, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,869
Posted By Interceptor
Guys , you can call the dogs and piss on the...

Guys , you can call the dogs and piss on the fire. Replacing the coil cure my problem.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,869
Posted By Interceptor
O.K. I had time to fool around with the bike...

O.K. I had time to fool around with the bike yesterday. I had been leaning toward fuel filter but much easier to check coils. The right main coil over plug came out in 2 pieces. It had broke , some...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,869
Posted By Interceptor
surging 1150 GS

Listen to what this bike is doing and tell me if you have experienced it.
My 04 1150 adventure surges or maybe it would be better to say the power fluctuates, if I accelerate from a light. This...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 354,853
Posted By Interceptor
If you have ever used a hammer and chisle to...

If you have ever used a hammer and chisle to loosen a rounded off drain plug or other fastener and then ran into one that didn't have room to use the hammer , you'll appreciate this.
I once bought...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 32,252
Posted By Interceptor
Maybe someone already suggested this but you...

Maybe someone already suggested this but you could get a locking extension from Sears. It is a regular 3/8 ext. but they have a button on the side release the socket, kinda like some ratchets have....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,618
Posted By Interceptor
I was talking to a dealer in the S.F. Bay area...

I was talking to a dealer in the S.F. Bay area and he said the police run radar sitting on the center stand , then blast off the stand in pursuit. Hard on the clutch. ?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-16-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Interceptor
I need these directions for Thursday, I'll be at...

I need these directions for Thursday, I'll be at the show for sure. BMW is having a demo ride, I hope there is a big turn out.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2010, 11:44 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 170,414
Posted By Interceptor
Military Museum State College, PA.

Military Museum State College, PA.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-11-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By Interceptor
where to ride near San Mateo, California

Two pals and I are going to be in the San Mateo area next week. Would anyone like to recommend an interesting destination with a twisty road, awesome scenery and maybe a place to eat at the end ?...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,992
Posted By Interceptor
I had mine welded ( left, top mount ) after a...

I had mine welded ( left, top mount ) after a slight low side, and later I got the tell tale buzzing when it broke again. I got a different man to weld it a second time. So far so good. maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,738
Posted By Interceptor
Package on the porch today. I couldn't remember...

Package on the porch today. I couldn't remember ordering anything. What a pleasant surprise. No bomb, just free swag!
Forum: The Garage 09-22-2010, 01:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,247
Posted By Interceptor
:norton :norton ...

:norton :norton yes it would be nice to buy a shop manual for each bike I work on , but I kinda hoped between the two of us I could...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,247
Posted By Interceptor
thanks I thought it must be a fuel petcock...

thanks I thought it must be a fuel petcock although I admit I've never encountered an electric one. this thing will run if it gets fuel. I forgot to mention I sprayed starter fluid (gasp !) into the...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,247
Posted By Interceptor
No the thing I think is an emission pump does'nt...

No the thing I think is an emission pump does'nt have wires but a nipple for a vacuum line. the thing screwd into the tank is a little bigger in diameter than my thumb with a steel braid line and two...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,247
Posted By Interceptor
Moto Guzzi rehab need help

I am currently helping a friend with a 2000 Moto Guzzi v11. This bike was given to him after the owner's bulldog ate the .. get ready... coil wires, front brake lines, all wiring to both handlebar...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,364
Posted By Interceptor
I think it would be prudent to disassemble the...

I think it would be prudent to disassemble the FD. I have seen these seals seep and look fine on the outside but inside the bearing cage has grenaded and damaged the seal. just sayin
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,420
Posted By Interceptor
The 1200 gets better economy than the 1150 to...

The 1200 gets better economy than the 1150 to begin with.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,420
Posted By Interceptor
Not very dirty. I've been told a KN filter does...

Not very dirty. I've been told a KN filter does better after the bottom of the "V" gets a little dirty anyway.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2010, 12:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,420
Posted By Interceptor
fuel economy

The fuel mileage on my 04 1150 ADV had recently dropped from 40 mpg to 36. The hole time I've had this bike, it always got at least 40. I cleaned the KN air filter and replaced the o2 sensor with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By Interceptor
hid hi and low beam

I did the cheap conversion on my 1150 and while it is a WHITER light , I can't tell any difference between hi and low. I get much more light from my PIAAS
Forum: Battle scooters 06-28-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By Interceptor
linhai 250 looses spark

A friends Express 250 with a Linhai 250 engine will run a few minutes and dies. It will start again after it cools off for a minute or two. We have verified it has no spark. We replaced the pickup...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2010, 01:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 440
Posted By Interceptor
removing lock barrel

I removed mine to swap it into a full size RT case. Just from memory, Insert key, unlock, pull up the two handles, you should be able to see a notch or hole to stick a paperclip in. I believe I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,337
Posted By Interceptor
Well I'll jump in here. My 04 had 50,000 before...

Well I'll jump in here. My 04 had 50,000 before it had a failure beside a tailight bulb. I know you guess you really were looking for a single trip but the average person isn't going to have a REAL...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,016
Posted By Interceptor
Don't let the speakers stop you, the stereo is...

Don't let the speakers stop you, the stereo is optional.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2010, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Interceptor
expandable bags

I had one that wouldn't collapse because the gears had become " unmeshed" . I was able to dissasemble it with minimal tools and resynchronize it with a little trial and error. I remember removing...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2010, 08:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,120
Posted By Interceptor
[quote=YshudI]Don't know if it's Cycle World...

[quote=YshudI]Don't know if it's Cycle World wanting the fee per show or if it was each venue, but the number I was hearing was $60,000 per show for BMW to set up their square footage display. Add...
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