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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By ElMartillo
I'll ask. Why?

I'll ask. Why?
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 04:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 84
Posted By ElMartillo
They need to be removed in order to change the...

They need to be removed in order to change the brake pads, so you shouldn't run into any surprises. There is likely a small wire pin that keeps them from coming out accidentally, easy to lose, so do...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By ElMartillo
Good info. Thanks again :thumb

Good info. Thanks again :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By ElMartillo
I apologise, my description may have caused some...

I apologise, my description may have caused some confusion. I'm referring to the metal cover on the front of the engine that the alternator attaches to, not the plastic alternator belt cover. I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By ElMartillo
So, should I let it set up at all before...

So, should I let it set up at all before reinstalling cover, or torquing? I haven't used that stuff much.

Thanks Jim :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By ElMartillo
1150 Alternator Support/Front Engine Cover

No gasket listed. What should I use to seal if removed/reinstalled?

Thanks in advance :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By ElMartillo
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 861
Posted By ElMartillo
That is a breather for the FD. It allows for...

That is a breather for the FD. It allows for atmospheric pressure changes and those related to heat differences.

I'd recommend replacing the parts you know are broken, and consider that you might...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By ElMartillo
Interesting. Both my bikes mentioned had/have the...

Interesting. Both my bikes mentioned had/have the upgraded tensioner and still made/make the occasional loud knock on hot startup. :hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By ElMartillo
My year 2000 GS did the same thing. When I...

My year 2000 GS did the same thing. When I swapped the left head from that bike to my '02 GSA, the GSA started doing it too :)

Others will have better knowledge as to the cause, but I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,895
Posted By ElMartillo
Do it right, do it once! Nice work! ...

Do it right, do it once!

Nice work!

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2015, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,373
Posted By ElMartillo
Removing the stock muffler but keeping the cat...

Removing the stock muffler but keeping the cat reduces weight and increases noise just a bit. I did this, and I think it sounds really good. Your bike will run as it's intended and you won't have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 1,375,333
Posted By ElMartillo
Same type of light strip, different color....

Same type of light strip, different color. Versatile and inconspicuous when unlit. I've used red in the past, on my GS. Otherwise I made some Wunderlich-style LED turn signal inserts including red...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By ElMartillo
This is one of the few aspects of improving my...

This is one of the few aspects of improving my machine that isn't motivated solely by economy or performance. Strictly to improve appearances, and for the long term. Being in the northeast, there is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By ElMartillo
Really? No tensile strength? With no tensile...

Really? No tensile strength? With no tensile strength would one not be able to torque at all?

Explain this phenomena, he who knows it all... :asshat

Oh no... Are you going to report me??
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By ElMartillo
Any time I try to cut or drill stainless it's a...

Any time I try to cut or drill stainless it's a PIA. Dulls bits and blades.

If I repace my rotor bolts with SS am I really playing with failure/death?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By ElMartillo
Why No SS Hardware for Brake Components? (1150GSA)

ASSES need not comment/reply. You know who you are.

Why do I hear warnings of using stainless hardware on brake components? I've been replacing stock fasteners with SS and want to use SS for my...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,118
Posted By ElMartillo
Look at the valve cover bolts. They can be bent...

Look at the valve cover bolts. They can be bent from such an accident. Try turning them, you'll know if they are bent.

Also, I wouldn't run it too long if the exhaust is severely dented. Just long...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 1,375,333
Posted By ElMartillo
I bought weatherproof strips from...

I bought weatherproof strips from "superbrightleds". Cut to size.

They are as bright as anything similar on the market. Encased in silicone with adhesive backing. They are quite bright, though the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 1,375,333
Posted By ElMartillo
Didn't know that. But I do know they are more...

Didn't know that. But I do know they are more conspicuous.

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 1,375,333
Posted By ElMartillo
+1 Unfortunately I'm on a budget, and Skene...

+1

Unfortunately I'm on a budget, and Skene lights are beyond my resources right now. I ride with my highbeams, white LED spots and amber LED floods during the day, and turn off the brights at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 1,375,333
Posted By ElMartillo
Yes, the IRCs are tube-type. Cheers :)

Yes, the IRCs are tube-type.

Cheers :)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 1,375,333
Posted By ElMartillo
To grab attention. It seems to work. :thumb

To grab attention. It seems to work.

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By ElMartillo
Tool Tube

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=565745
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By ElMartillo
Although mine's an 1150, this would work for your...

Although mine's an 1150, this would work for your bike. Works with a top box too. Harbor Freight $5 tarp and some bungees. Does everything it needs to, plus has a multitude of additional uses. Folds...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 1,375,333
Posted By ElMartillo
I thought at first you meant the dually copies...

I thought at first you meant the dually copies that are mounted above, but I see you mean the lower ones.

I admit, during the day they don't do much, as these daytime photos show. They are...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 7,233
Views: 1,375,333
Posted By ElMartillo
I put some econo-knobs on the spare rims, and...

I put some econo-knobs on the spare rims, and swapped out wheels to replace front bearings. IRC GP-110 tires with tubes. My spare front is an 18", so this tire wouldn't work on the standard 19" rim....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 457
Posted By ElMartillo
If it is a coincidental, intermittant fuel...

If it is a coincidental, intermittant fuel starvation issue, it is likely caused by fuel tank lining clogging the prefilter. Or collapsed/burst fuel line inside the tank, but I wouldn't go there...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,895
Posted By ElMartillo
I imagine it's possible to remove the...

I imagine it's possible to remove the paralever/FD as one unit, but reinstallation would require disassembly, so take it off in pieces. It's very straightforward, read up on it prior to the work. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By ElMartillo
:poser

:poser
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,257
Posted By ElMartillo
It would be possible, but that person isn't you....

It would be possible, but that person isn't you. :asshat

Remember not too long ago when you told someone who was hundreds of miles from home to put grease on a screeching alternator belt? The belt...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By ElMartillo
I recently noticed a strange, small, occasional...

I recently noticed a strange, small, occasional "hop" in the front end at low speed. Thought it might be the shock so I exchanged it for a spare, with no change. I spun the front wheel while mounted...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By ElMartillo
And on to the hijack you go, as usual. Thanks for...

And on to the hijack you go, as usual. Thanks for proving my point. :poser
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 575
Posted By ElMartillo
Hey mASSive, do you promise? Don't answer the...

Hey mASSive, do you promise?
Don't answer the question if you're going to be a dick about it. :asshat

News Flash: There will be new GS/A owners every day, and new inmates every day. There will...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By ElMartillo
I'm sure mine were in bad shape when I got the...

I'm sure mine were in bad shape when I got the bike last year with 90K hard miles on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By ElMartillo
Gotta find it, but nap time now. Working nights...

Gotta find it, but nap time now. Working nights thru the end of the week :(
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By ElMartillo
Test rode above front brake discs. I wouldn't...

Test rode above front brake discs. I wouldn't know them from OEM.

Sounds like you've sorted your issue though.

Cheers :)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By ElMartillo
Just installed these on my spare. They are...

Just installed these on my spare. They are aftermarket and fit correctly. They are the wider of the 305mm discs. Less than $100 each brand new. I'll report performance after a test ride.

Cheers...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 706
Posted By ElMartillo
Thanks Matt, but unless I'm mistaken, the larger...

Thanks Matt, but unless I'm mistaken, the larger of the bearings appears to cost $63 plus change.

The size listed is 25x52x20.6, and a search for Nachi with that dimension returns a bearing for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By ElMartillo
Stay Tuned

I recently found a less expensive aftermarket replacement, and coincidentally will attempt to fit them today, as I need to swap my front wheel out for my spare. I'll let you know the results.
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