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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5,750
Views: 321,212
Posted By Andrew
I love hitting the track at 0200... :ricky

I love hitting the track at 0200... :ricky
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By Andrew
This. I have the same set, and it's been...

This. I have the same set, and it's been indispensable for throttle body and stop screw work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5,750
Views: 321,212
Posted By Andrew
Get a clue, Francis. Did you bother to read the...

Get a clue, Francis. Did you bother to read the linked column?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5,750
Views: 321,212
Posted By Andrew
Things are heating up in San Jose: ...

Things are heating up in San Jose:



http://www.mercurynews.com/mr-roadshow/ci_26696930/roadshow-3-foot-bicycle-buffer-hard-enforce-police
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Andrew
You're faster at it than I am. It takes me about...

You're faster at it than I am. It takes me about five minutes just to get the tank off and back on, vent hoses disconnected & reattached, fuel lines disconnected & reattached. The electrical...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 300
Posted By Andrew
So glad I moved my filter out of the tank.

So glad I moved my filter out of the tank.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 583
Posted By Andrew
That "black" tape is amazing stuff. I got a roll...

That "black" tape is amazing stuff. I got a roll from :ricky and highlighted several parts of my frame and side cases with it. I also used some almost-Manadarin on the beak. It's all very stealth...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 965
Posted By Andrew
Very easy to do yourself, you just need a FD with...

Very easy to do yourself, you just need a FD with higher numerical ratio. Donors can be found here and there... look or post in Flea Market, or try the dealers.

My own 2000 GS has a taller FD, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Andrew
Sounds from the instructions you listed, that...

Sounds from the instructions you listed, that this is something you should count. But I'm not familiar with the devices you mentioned:
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By Andrew
What it means is that when the front wheel turns...

What it means is that when the front wheel turns (through one revolution of the wheel), the cable going to the speedometer box also turns (the rotating cable drives the speedometer's indication of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Andrew
The point of the better hub is that it corrects...

The point of the better hub is that it corrects indicated speed over a range of velocities - not just making the speedo more accurate at, say 35 or 70 MPH. "Corrects" might be too strong a word, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Andrew
:wave My StainTune collector box cracked at...

:wave

My StainTune collector box cracked at the exit, and I fixed it with a blend of woven glass (asbestos?) tape, and some stainless sheet metal that I carefully cut to wrap around the wound...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,266
Posted By Andrew
The first thread was closed. The third has been...

The first thread was closed. The third has been merged into the second. There won't be a fourth.
Forum: Vendors 09-26-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 24,063
Posted By Andrew
Delightful Chris Harris video on the problem at...

Delightful Chris Harris video on the problem at hand.

http://youtu.be/Jx3e0gqzylY

cele00001, hope you don't mind.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,120
Posted By Andrew
Bravo, but Jim should work on his delayed apex...

Bravo, but Jim should work on his delayed apex technique.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,120
Posted By Andrew
Why? I have a Euro switch on my 1150GS that lets...

Why? I have a Euro switch on my 1150GS that lets me run without the headlight on. Maybe this rider has the same.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,846
Posted By Andrew
Yeah, I have a brass Crane Bell...

Yeah, I have a brass Crane Bell (https://www.rivbike.com/bike-bells-s/156.htm) on my ProTaper bars, hammer-strike model. It's great for politely and cheerfully getting attention, much more pleasant...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By Andrew
Have you ridden it? Smooth, or jerky? How's the...

Have you ridden it? Smooth, or jerky? How's the suspension, and does it stay in gear when you shift from 1st to 2nd? Do all the lights/signals work?

With the bike on centerstand, grab the rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Andrew
The word "lobe" works pretty well....

The word "lobe" works pretty well. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=469523
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,820
Posted By Andrew
Carry a spare sight glass, and you can experiment...

Carry a spare sight glass, and you can experiment with just how much extra oil the engine will support before blowing the glass out.

Actually, carrying a spare sight glass is a reasonable thing to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,822
Posted By Andrew
def is a major dude, and knows what he's talking...

def is a major dude, and knows what he's talking about. :bow

I run a balance tube on my Y2K 1150, after the charcoal canister was removed. I've run both without the tube, just capped off the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Andrew
:nod That's what I follow on my 2000 GS,...

:nod

That's what I follow on my 2000 GS, and it's worked pretty well for the last 100k miles. The PDF has a lot of words... :lol3 but the core points are in there, and it's worth a read for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,708
Posted By Andrew
Doesn't cover my 2000 GS. Oh well, I've been...

Doesn't cover my 2000 GS. Oh well, I've been living with its goofy behaviour for 14 years now, it's fairly predictable: Shows empty when just filled, stays there for 70 miles or so, then starts to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 09-14-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 122,517
Posted By Andrew
:wave I'm working on my own Cyclops...

:wave

I'm working on my own Cyclops zombie... maybe done this fall, we shall see. Removing the beak gives a hint of what's to come, and also exposes "different" handling at highway speeds.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,330
Posted By Andrew
Deeply hidden away, but still close at hand even...

Deeply hidden away, but still close at hand even if I end up stripped naked in the ER. :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 956
Posted By Andrew
Can you share Steptoe's link on the procedure? My...

Can you share Steptoe's link on the procedure? My Y2K is prolly due...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By Andrew
http://www.quickmeme.com/img/fa/fa444cd06f2ed40182...

http://www.quickmeme.com/img/fa/fa444cd06f2ed4018209e3a2af52bdefb7bac6b64015ca5763a9e7dd6f215ddd.jpg
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By Andrew
In! :thumb That is, I mean, letters will go...

In! :thumb

That is, I mean, letters will go out tomorrow. :deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-05-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 115,601
Posted By Andrew
Decent beer, decent food, fun spot to meet. ...

Decent beer, decent food, fun spot to meet.

And parking right out front!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,559
Posted By Andrew
I replaced a PR3 front with a PR4 earlier this...

I replaced a PR3 front with a PR4 earlier this year. It felt heavier and sluggish compared to the 3, not as eager to tip in on tight turns. Rides fine on straight slabs...

I'm going to think hard...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-27-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 122,517
Posted By Andrew
:wave larryboy This is an awesome thread, so...

:wave larryboy

This is an awesome thread, so much to learn from here.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-23-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 115,601
Posted By Andrew
Kinda interrupting here, sorry, but Poolside is...

Kinda interrupting here, sorry, but Poolside is in town next week, anyone up for meeting in Berkeley on Tuesday or Wednesday?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24915639#post24915639
Forum: Vendors 08-23-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 168,395
Posted By Andrew
Jim, I'm off on Wednesday for my wife's birthday...

Jim, I'm off on Wednesday for my wife's birthday (hiking in Point Reyes, dinner in San Rafael), so how about Tuesday night East Bay?

We ate at Jupiter last time, which is always fine....
Forum: Vendors 08-22-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 168,395
Posted By Andrew
There was no flubber... just good tuning with the...

There was no flubber... just good tuning with the Bay Area's tallest manometer. :thumb

Berkeley can offer up beer and pizza to beat the barn, let us know what days work for you.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,185
Posted By Andrew
And I'm not your backyard

There's quite a variety of produce, that you're not allowed to consume, which you can grow in your backyard. What's your point exactly?

I'm preferring leaving lane-splitting in the "not illegal"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 284,000
Posted By Andrew
He must have espied an empty bottle with 10 cents...

He must have espied an empty bottle with 10 cents return value... that would be hard for anyone to pass up.

'Cept a BMW rider, of course.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,185
Posted By Andrew
Must not have been a motor officer. At least you...

Must not have been a motor officer. At least you would have caught some sympathy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 9,185
Posted By Andrew
Your post is filled with waffling qualifiers....

Your post is filled with waffling qualifiers. Here's what you need to know:

Lane-splitting in California is not illegal.

There's no mention of it in the vehicle code, there's no statute that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 284,000
Posted By Andrew
But one of the best things you can do is to hold...

But one of the best things you can do is to hold their head in position, to prevent it from moving and causing further damage, until medical help arrives.

Most likely, a rider stuck under a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 284,000
Posted By Andrew
Sure, a nice rack, but... :linzi

Sure, a nice rack, but... :linzi
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