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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By spagthorpe
How to get air into the tire faster?

I'm trying to get the bead to set on my rear tubeless tire. The bead of the tire is still pretty deep in the rim, and I can't get air into the tire fast enough. The chuck I have only lets in air if...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:48 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 165,592
Posted By spagthorpe
The bead breaker? $15 + tax.

The bead breaker? $15 + tax.
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 165,592
Posted By spagthorpe
I'd grab one soon. It was marked as clearance in...

I'd grab one soon. It was marked as clearance in my HF. It really made the whole tire change a non-issue.
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 165,592
Posted By spagthorpe
Leather would probably hold up better than the...

Leather would probably hold up better than the duct tape I used. I had 4-5 layers on there, and had to redo it a few times. I had thought about a pipe extension on the end, but the bead finally let...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 165,592
Posted By spagthorpe
Sounds about like a cheap set I got at Costco...

Sounds about like a cheap set I got at Costco years ago. 4 or 5 piece set for about $100. Other than quickly taking off bolts that were already looose, they were pretty worthless. They have the...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 165,592
Posted By spagthorpe
Got one of these the other day. ...

Got one of these the other day. http://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-bead-breaker-98875.html
...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By spagthorpe
I see aux tanks for sale. Maybe it makes sense...

I see aux tanks for sale. Maybe it makes sense to get something small to start with, and add on a larger aux tank later on when you know you need it.

It would also eliminate waiting to charge...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 458,874
Posted By spagthorpe
What are those covers on the fork lowers? I've...

What are those covers on the fork lowers? I've never seen those.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 764,472
Posted By spagthorpe
Mounted up a set of Pilot Road 4 Trails,...

Mounted up a set of Pilot Road 4 Trails, replacing a set of badly worn Tourances. I guess the fun for this weekend will be scrubbing them in. Weather should be perfect.
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By spagthorpe
I had kind of wanted to stay at around $300, but...

I had kind of wanted to stay at around $300, but was willing to go up if needed. I don't really have space for the huge tank compressors, and something with wheels would be ideal.

I had also...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By spagthorpe
I am limited to 120V. I had assumed...

I am limited to 120V.



I had assumed that the oil based compressors were more finicky, and had been looking at the oil-less ones. The oil lubed compressors seem to be cheaper. I've thought...
Forum: The Garage 09-17-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By spagthorpe
I've never seen one of those. Are there many...

I've never seen one of those. Are there many uses for such high pressure? I guess I should ask, not really knowing, would you want to run any tools at that kind of pressure?
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 17,095
Posted By spagthorpe
You've lived in VA long enough to know better... ...

You've lived in VA long enough to know better... It was hard to keep a license in that state.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 541
Posted By spagthorpe
Would be a fun proiect. At least you wouldn't...

Would be a fun proiect. At least you wouldn't have an issue rebuilding them.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 17,095
Posted By spagthorpe
The Boss 302 (Ford Mustangs) all came with a...

The Boss 302 (Ford Mustangs) all came with a track key. Using that key automatically reprograms a ton of parameters on the car, and basically puts it into competition mode. It also logs this fact...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 730
Posted By spagthorpe
Compressor recommendations?

Having blown off some work I was going to have done at a dealer, I've decided to use the difference in funds for a few new tools. I'd like to get a smallish compressor, but I don't want to go so...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,288
Posted By spagthorpe
The 55 watt kit does to me seem brighter than the...

The 55 watt kit does to me seem brighter than the 35.

I know I see mention of getting the 4300K bulb, but do some reading. I was told by the guys at DDM that the 55 watt ballast took some blue...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 811
Views: 113,465
Posted By spagthorpe
I can't believe my dealer can't get a demo bike.

I can't believe my dealer can't get a demo bike.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By spagthorpe
Figured I'd bump this, see if there are any new...

Figured I'd bump this, see if there are any new options.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,288
Posted By spagthorpe
My ballast goes pretty well under the instrument...

My ballast goes pretty well under the instrument cluster, and hasn't caused any noticable interference. I got the 55W kit from DDM, and it has worked flawlessly.
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By spagthorpe
Anything still available here?

Anything still available here?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,468
Posted By spagthorpe
Yeah, there have been threads on matching the SE...

Yeah, there have been threads on matching the SE paint on other GSs. I'm sure there are some earlier bikes done up to look like SEs. It was definitely only available on the few 2006 1150s that were...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By spagthorpe
That's sort of what I was wondering. It's $350...

That's sort of what I was wondering. It's $350 to rebuild, and a new one is usually in the ballpark of $2000. I don't know what the going rate for a rebuilt one would be, since you either have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,379
Posted By spagthorpe
What to do with old non-functional ABS module?

When the ABS2 module on my 1150 went out, I actually decided I wanted to keep the ABS rather than bypass, so I ponied up for a new module. At the time Module Master wasn't doing rebuilds due to lack...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,187
Posted By spagthorpe
Where is everyone ordering their tires from? I...

Where is everyone ordering their tires from? I used to get them from swmoto, but didn't see the PRs in sizes for the GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,973
Posted By spagthorpe
I don't see any mystery to the price. To the...

I don't see any mystery to the price. To the person looking for a Sport, it's a deal, but to those not looking for one, it's an oddball. It's kind of a niche model, cool as it is. Most people that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 983
Posted By spagthorpe
Cliffnote version: 1150 -> 1200 -> 1150 I...

Cliffnote version: 1150 -> 1200 -> 1150

I had a 2004 1150 GSA, black/yellow, and it was a great bike for about five years. I sold it when I was going through a riding slump. Knew I would regret...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 900
Posted By spagthorpe
Yeah, best thing to do is buy a used one, and you...

Yeah, best thing to do is buy a used one, and you can pretty much sell it again for what you paid for it down the road. Maybe lose $20.

If I still had one, I'd help you out, but that's exactly...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,758
Posted By spagthorpe
Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh?

Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh?
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 811
Views: 113,465
Posted By spagthorpe
As far as I can tell, the leg setup on the 1000R...

As far as I can tell, the leg setup on the 1000R is exactly the same as the RR. I don't feel any difference in knee bend. I have a 34" inseam as well, and for me, it's only something I would want...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,109
Posted By spagthorpe
While I like the guys at San Diego BMW, fantastic...

While I like the guys at San Diego BMW, fantastic sales and parts guys, their service department does suck. It's the only place where I've taken a BMW and gotten it back running worse than when it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,469
Posted By spagthorpe
I figure there are probably more Honda parts...

I figure there are probably more Honda parts scattered around the world than just about anything else, but I could be wrong about that. I would probably piece together an XR650 type of thing and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By spagthorpe
I used to just pull mine off for the summer. I'm...

I used to just pull mine off for the summer. I'm not riding around trees though, so maybe your application is a little different than mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By spagthorpe
I would be hard pressed to pay MSRP for any bike....

I would be hard pressed to pay MSRP for any bike. I've gotten all the BMWs I've boought as new bikes at least a few thousand off sticker. Of course, I look for opportune times to buy.

My local...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 764,472
Posted By spagthorpe
Finally got around to installing my Stebel...

Finally got around to installing my Stebel Nautilus on my 1150. Definitely a bit louder than the stock horn.

No idea why I never remember to work on my bike when I have an empty gas tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,049
Posted By spagthorpe
A real problem with a lot of these bikes that...

A real problem with a lot of these bikes that spent most of their life sitting is the ABS units. I guess the seals go bad from not being used? i know on mine, it was fine when first got it, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 73,141
Posted By spagthorpe
I bought a Booster Plug when I got my 2009 GSA...

I bought a Booster Plug when I got my 2009 GSA because that thing was seriously backfiring on decel...really just ran lean all the time it seemed. The Booster Plug didn't do anything dramatic to the...
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 19,851
Posted By spagthorpe
I really want a set of these, but definitely too...

I really want a set of these, but definitely too chicken to install them. Someday.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By spagthorpe
Wow. I guess it's a completely unique problem to...

Wow. I guess it's a completely unique problem to my particular mount. I guess I'll have to get kind of ghetto on a way to fix it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By spagthorpe
Actual picture of the issue. ...

Actual picture of the issue.

http://i.imgur.com/sYXCcAy.jpg?1

This was pushed in when I left work, and managed to work it's way back out to this point on the ride home.
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