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Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,199
Posted By ragtoplvr
1. Design flaw, the input shaft does not extend...

1. Design flaw, the input shaft does not extend all the way thru the hub. This puts increased stress on the splines. Someone did some bad arithmetic. BMW never admits fault.

2. Manufacturing...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have tested 1000's of alternators. They are...

I have tested 1000's of alternators. They are mostly made for weight, not efficiency. The 21 SI using common china components is about 50% efficient on a good day. Newer much more expensive...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,199
Posted By ragtoplvr
I forget, you also need to do a canister ectomy. ...

I forget, you also need to do a canister ectomy. The bag the charcoal is in fails, and powdered charcoal can plug the tank vent. Best to get rid of the canister. They can rust out and drip nasty...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,199
Posted By ragtoplvr
1. Change all the brake lines and of course a...

1. Change all the brake lines and of course a good flush of the ABS and brake system. If you have servos then get the ministan from Beemeboneyard. Worth it. The oe lines WILL split and break,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,739
Posted By ragtoplvr
I can tell the difference as the fuel burns off...

I can tell the difference as the fuel burns off on my RS. So I think I might like the lithium battery, saving the weight of almost a gallon of gas.

Cost wise, I don't know how long an Odessey...
Forum: The Garage 03-01-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 777
Posted By ragtoplvr
just google 21SI it is a 145 amp 12 V non...

just google 21SI it is a 145 amp 12 V non directional fan and get a pulley with it from the vendor. They are rugged and parts are cheap. Takes about 5 horse to drive maximum.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have been swapping the pads on the front of my...

I have been swapping the pads on the front of my 1150 for 70K miles now, and I can not tell the difference. I live in a rural area, and panic breaking is rare. I am sure there is one, I just can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,222
Posted By ragtoplvr
pepper spray will not hurt the dog, it will teach...

pepper spray will not hurt the dog, it will teach it not to chase, ME.

Dogs that chase bikes, cars etc, often end up dead from collisions.

It is the owner unwilling to keep them safe.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,001
Posted By ragtoplvr
The design of the slave cylinder is BMW...

The design of the slave cylinder is BMW intellectual property. There was a contract Magura signed to supply OE to BMW. If you do not protect your intellectual property you can lose rights. Just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,222
Posted By ragtoplvr
On the bicycle I always carry pepper spray. ...

On the bicycle I always carry pepper spray.

It has always turned the dog. It is on velcro on the top tube. I feel bad for the dog, but then dogs also get sprayed by skunks too. Some have too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36,129
Views: 9,408,924
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have hit bugs dead center where I had to pull...

I have hit bugs dead center where I had to pull over to clean the guts off. There is one big kind that stinks really bad, I hate to think how it might taste. I don't know what kind it is, can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By ragtoplvr
My truck does, but my car and moms van have a...

My truck does, but my car and moms van have a cross flow radiator, and the feeds in and out of the sides are about equal. all cars and trucks I know of have one radiator, and the heater core is on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By ragtoplvr
If you are using a thermosiphon system, as in NO...

If you are using a thermosiphon system, as in NO PUMP, you would be correct. However, those mostly went out with the Model T. With a pump this is no longer a restriction. I know from experience in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By ragtoplvr
Check the clutch oil, see if it is black or low. ...

Check the clutch oil, see if it is black or low. Maybe slave failed.

Of course if you are under warranty.....

Since this was noticed after a trans fluid change I have to ask what oil you put...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-22-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By ragtoplvr
Normally fittings with crush washers screw right...

Normally fittings with crush washers screw right out once broken free. I wonder if these were installed with locking compound. Another possibility is the threads galled and are pulling out, this is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,926
Posted By ragtoplvr
what is the extra thing on the bottom of the tire?

what is the extra thing on the bottom of the tire?
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-21-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,641
Posted By ragtoplvr
I don't think all fuel military diesels have to...

I don't think all fuel military diesels have to meet an emissions requirements. A motorcycle would

Rod
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7,491
Views: 420,963
Posted By ragtoplvr
When Hi Viz and strobes came out they worked and...

When Hi Viz and strobes came out they worked and worked well. Not 100% nothing is. Then it became a fashion color. Everyone bought it. Now it has no effect. Too common.

Besides if fades and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,926
Posted By ragtoplvr
When the roads are clean I will ride. I have...

When the roads are clean I will ride. I have learned that there are places to watch when the road surface is below freezing. The water dripping from car exhausts can freeze at lights and make slick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,926
Posted By ragtoplvr
I think it is interesting how many people are too...

I think it is interesting how many people are too stupid to park their wipers before abandoning their car. When this is over, and they restart their car the wipers will attempt to park, and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By ragtoplvr
I think the choice of weight depends on your...

I think the choice of weight depends on your shifting technique. And maybe on your individual bike. Try both and see which one you like best.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 666
Posted By ragtoplvr
The head pipes are thin single wall stainless...

The head pipes are thin single wall stainless steel. They do glow. Normal. This is why the engine idles at such a low speed, to try to keep the heat down.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 453
Posted By ragtoplvr
if it ain't broke, then don't f<censored> with...

if it ain't broke, then don't f<censored> with it.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,986
Posted By ragtoplvr
If one could be made to fit, then it would be...

If one could be made to fit, then it would be useful.

Rod
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 915
Posted By ragtoplvr
Yes, they remain waterproof. What they do not do...

Yes, they remain waterproof. What they do not do anymore is breathe water vapor out. Your Goretex no longer functions as Goretex.

Rod
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By ragtoplvr
No a smart charger will not. Once they peak at...

No a smart charger will not. Once they peak at 14.8 or so they cut back to 13.something. A dry charged battery cell is not yet fully formed. You have to hold at 14.8 to 15.1 (in this weather) for...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,434
Posted By ragtoplvr
A screw compressor is only happy and efficient...

A screw compressor is only happy and efficient when working hard. A cycling piston compressor is best for highly variable loads. If you get the good style with unloader valves then you can set for...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 788
Posted By ragtoplvr
+1 on letting the acid soak into the plates, 2...

+1 on letting the acid soak into the plates, 2 hours is a minimum, 6 is better

If you just acid and start the bike,, then head out on the road you lose about 1/3 your battery. Folks have been...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 15,388
Posted By ragtoplvr
Although not as complicated at the mill, the last...

Although not as complicated at the mill, the last time I ran into a machine that the vendor could not fix, it turned out they had lost some folks as the focus of the company changed.

You get...
Forum: Hacks 02-12-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,946
Posted By ragtoplvr
What? How do you think the cycle shop gets the...

What? How do you think the cycle shop gets the tire, by dedicated courier? They come in the brown truck the same as mail order, probably from the same order fulfillment warehouse like Tucker Rocky....
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,732
Views: 344,827
Posted By ragtoplvr
worthless, blurry nasty. And probabaly a...

worthless, blurry nasty. And probabaly a copywrite violation.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By ragtoplvr
I have used both 3923 and Bosch4417 and the Bosch...

I have used both 3923 and Bosch4417 and the Bosch is hands down the best. I gain slow speed torque, and about 1 mpg per gallon. With the 39263 the slight surge always returns before 6K miles. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By ragtoplvr
If you have a clear outer jacket with metal braid...

If you have a clear outer jacket with metal braid showing, they have Teflon liners and do not fail. If your brake lines have a black rubber coating on the outside, they are probably the ones that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By ragtoplvr
Before you bleed, remove the caliper, make sure...

Before you bleed, remove the caliper, make sure the sliders are free to move, make sure the piston can move, and make sure the pads are not oil contaminated. Fix any problems and then bleed.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By ragtoplvr
I keep a wet towel handy, diluting with water as...

I keep a wet towel handy, diluting with water as wiping off produces less damage. A fresh wax job on the paint will help also.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 648
Posted By ragtoplvr
STOP!!!! NOW!!!! you will mess up the...

STOP!!!! NOW!!!!

you will mess up the unit. Repeat STOP!!!

IN the hall of wisdom there are detailed instructions.

HERE!!! http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/service_abs3.pdf

read...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By ragtoplvr
so now we see why batteries have got so stinking...

so now we see why batteries have got so stinking expensive. Replacing mag lites.

Rod
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By ragtoplvr
First lets state that only the newer bikes have...

First lets state that only the newer bikes have the stretch belt. So all you 1100 and 1150 folks just move on.

Second, cut it. Nothing will happen.

Rod
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,419
Posted By ragtoplvr
My ex was always on my case about clutter. One...

My ex was always on my case about clutter. One day she asked why I had a jug of old motor oil. I told here I kept one to oil tools after I used them and for other things. Few weeks later and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,628
Posted By ragtoplvr
What does the MSF say about standing while...

What does the MSF say about standing while crossing Kansas in Aug. because it is so friggin hot you will pass out if you sit behind the windshield. Had to be at work the next day.

Rod
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