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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 565
Posted By GSWayne
I would tend to do it by years instead of miles,...

I would tend to do it by years instead of miles, I think age is what attacks the rubber rather than miles. I would imagine every 3 or 4 years would be consistent with what they recommend for tires. ...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By GSWayne
I have read several comparisons of gauges in...

I have read several comparisons of gauges in magazines and they also reached your conclusion that almost all gauges are accurate enough to use to measure tire pressure. I have also compared the half...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By GSWayne
Safety Seal

Another premium sticky string brand is http://www.safetyseal.com/
The case they provide is too big to carry on a motorcycle, but I found I could fit the pieces in the small convenient Stop n Go...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By GSWayne
The only problem is that none of them will...

The only problem is that none of them will directly replace BMW fasteners which are almost entirely Torx type fasteners. Thanks for the link to the company, they do look like a good source for...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,982
Posted By GSWayne
I went with a Pentax K-30 DSLR because it was a...

I went with a Pentax K-30 DSLR because it was a fairly small, reasonably priced camera that has both a weatherproof body and weather proof lenses available. I also like the controls that allow me to...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,726
Posted By GSWayne
You were thinking "Outside the Thread"...

You were thinking "Outside the Thread" :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By GSWayne
I think the sidestand joint tends to feel worn. ...

I think the sidestand joint tends to feel worn. It has been that way on my bike for years and does not seem to get worse. I attempted to shim it tighter but was not successful, so I think you just...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,700
Posted By GSWayne
I think most of you folks worry too much or I am...

I think most of you folks worry too much or I am just extremely lucky. I have spent many months riding all over the US and Canada and never took any exotic precautions with my R1200GS. I almost...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 925
Posted By GSWayne
This will not work unless the grinder has a...

This will not work unless the grinder has a universal motor which is unlikely. The typical grinder motors cannot be slowed down.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,561
Posted By GSWayne
In case it was not just from overfilling, another...

In case it was not just from overfilling, another simple thing to check is the torque on those cover fasteners, I have did have one or two loosen up, though I do not think it caused a leak.
Forum: The Garage 04-02-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,303
Posted By GSWayne
I own my own bottles but found I could only...

I own my own bottles but found I could only exchange them where I bought them. When the local AirGas place shut their store I had to go about 30 miles to where they still had a store. The other...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By GSWayne
Give the acid to anyone you know with a swimming...

Give the acid to anyone you know with a swimming pool. They normally use HCL instead of H2SO4, but either will work to adjust pH in the pool. Also I would not worry about storing acid in plastic...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,573
Posted By GSWayne
Another thought is because LEDs are so efficient...

Another thought is because LEDs are so efficient you could build something battery powered that fits in the lid and operates by a pushbutton or tilt switch. Then you would not have to worry about...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By GSWayne
You could try wetting them and letting them dry...

You could try wetting them and letting them dry on your hands. I think that is what Helimot recommends to break them in.
Forum: The Garage 03-14-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By GSWayne
Whether it is legal in your state or not I would...

Whether it is legal in your state or not I would bet you will get to meet and discuss the issue with lots of cops that are trying to figure out what sort of non-standard lighting you are operating. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-11-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By GSWayne
I have one, but I live in Santa Barbara. PM me...

I have one, but I live in Santa Barbara. PM me if you want to come up and look at your error codes, etc.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 32,705
Posted By GSWayne
Yes, the one I bought recently was made out of...

Yes, the one I bought recently was made out of steel.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 931
Posted By GSWayne
Have fun with your new toy. I have an...

Have fun with your new toy.

I have an earlier version of that (Thermal Arc Prowave 185TSW) that I bought used several years ago and I am happy with it, though I don't have any experience with...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,149
Posted By GSWayne
Techno babble

Just for fun I drew my slide rule from my pocket protector and calculated the effect of temperature on valve adjustment. It will need to be corrected for the actual length of the push rod (I guessed...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,834
Posted By GSWayne
Anybody know why they switched to negative...

Anybody know why they switched to negative ground? A positive ground system will reduce the corrosion if the wiring gets wet.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,392
Posted By GSWayne
We will be there. We are not much for group...

We will be there. We are not much for group rides, but we will give it a go :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,897
Posted By GSWayne
Interesting that Michelin uses mold release and...

Interesting that Michelin uses mold release and it was Michelin tires I tested and did not find them to be slippery when new??
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,897
Posted By GSWayne
None of the quotes from the tire manufacturers...

None of the quotes from the tire manufacturers mentioned mold release or protectant, they just said to ride easy for awhile, they did not specify why, except for one that indicated it was to remove...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,897
Posted By GSWayne
But it is subjective and unreliable data. What...

But it is subjective and unreliable data. What does "feels slippery" mean. Does it mean the same to you or me? Is it 10% more slippery or a factor of 2 or ??

Treadless:
Next time you get some...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,476
Posted By GSWayne
If you want it strong more than light, why not...

If you want it strong more than light, why not use aluminum or even stainless steel?
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By GSWayne
In reading the reviews on Amazon I learned it is...

In reading the reviews on Amazon I learned it is a one shot repair kit, not like a roll of tape. Once you un-seal it you have to use it up. Once it is wet you have to work fast, it seems to set up...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 532,565
Posted By GSWayne
TIG indoors

I TIG weld indoors and I would not worry about Argon killing you unless you empty the whole bottle in a few minutes and you have a very small room and lay on the floor when working. My larger Argon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,897
Posted By GSWayne
This thread has 837 opinions and one piece of...

This thread has 837 opinions and one piece of data. Could someone with slippery tires just duplicate the test I did so there would be ONE piece of data that shows how slippery a brand new tire is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,741
Posted By GSWayne
I'll be on travel until about the 10th of March,...

I'll be on travel until about the 10th of March, but should be around for the rest of March. I'll PM you when I return.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,741
Posted By GSWayne
How far are you from Santa Barbara? I have a...

How far are you from Santa Barbara? I have a GS-911 you could hook up to for troubleshooting, setting stepper motors etc. I also have a 2005 R1200GS and we could compare waveforms of oxygen sensor...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,737
Posted By GSWayne
One other change we made that I forgot to mention...

One other change we made that I forgot to mention is we had a Bill Mayer custom seat made and he added some rise to the front of her seat so that she does not tend to slid into me. She had probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,737
Posted By GSWayne
My 5' 10" SO liked the Givi topbox on our F650GS...

My 5' 10" SO liked the Givi topbox on our F650GS without any padding (her jacket is padded in the back), but did not like the BMW top-box on our R1200GS with or without the BMW padding, so i ended up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,897
Posted By GSWayne
The plural of anecdote isn't data

Unfortunately your test isn't really a test, in that it depends on the attitude and skill of the person doing the test. Just about anybody could push "good" tires until they crashed, or successfully...
Forum: The Garage 02-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By GSWayne
If you cannot find an entire harness, I would...

If you cannot find an entire harness, I would recommend using better wire than you will find at Home Depot or Auto Parts stores which is usually PVC wire. XLPE wire is much better, these guys have a...
Forum: The Garage 01-31-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,024
Posted By GSWayne
As I recall you get some light immediately and...

As I recall you get some light immediately and full light in a couple of minutes. I don't know how much you reduce their life by cycling. If you turn them off you do need to let them cool or they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,897
Posted By GSWayne
It would be two discussions if race tires were...

It would be two discussions if race tires were made by a different process than street tires. I have no idea if that is a the case or not.

My measurement was while they were sliding, but the...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,583
Posted By GSWayne
A pair of diagonal cutters, or a single edge...

A pair of diagonal cutters, or a single edge razor blade will do the job.
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,024
Posted By GSWayne
It would be worth looking at the metal halide...

It would be worth looking at the metal halide http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lithonia-Lighting-1-Lamp-Outdoor-Bronze-Metal-Halide-Flood-Light-OFL-100M-120-LP-BZ-M4/100626328
lights. I would stick with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 850
Views: 45,897
Posted By GSWayne
Yeah, what should have been a technical...

Yeah, what should have been a technical discussion of friction coefficients, turned in all kinds of name calling.
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 124,926
Posted By GSWayne
R1200GS Rear Wheel Flange Tools

This thread looks pretty dead, but I thought I would mention that I have put together a flange puller/installer that I will loan out.

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