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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-24-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 19,041
Posted By Thunder Pig
GPS files , an other fix

Found another way, simpler. In BaseCamp go to preferences/transfer and select "simplify tracks by removing intermediate points" and leave number at 500. Worked perfectly.

This work perfectly for...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-18-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29,715
Views: 2,205,200
Posted By Thunder Pig
Thanks, need to ride with some new people. I have...

Thanks, need to ride with some new people. I have experience just rusty and outta shape. I can go fast enough, just not long enough! Wait, that sounds wrong.:rofl

So Hey Vic what time are you...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 09-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 29,715
Views: 2,205,200
Posted By Thunder Pig
Saturday ride

I'd like to join for a Saturday ride if you'll take a new to this group rider. A medium ride sounds good to me.

I know where the start of the TT is (I think) so if that's where you're starting at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Thunder Pig
Haynes manual #4925 for 2010-2012 camhead

Yeah I got the JVB video too and hope for more than a few tips from the book. I'm used to only needing one book. Must be a BMW thing that transfers over to everything they touch! :) Hey what ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Posted By Thunder Pig
Haynes manual #4925 for 2010-2012 camhead

Well I just got this as you can never have too much good info on your bike. And that's the problem. Not sure I can trust this book. Quick scan show the oil to use is 15W/50. That's different from...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-30-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 413
Views: 19,041
Posted By Thunder Pig
I want to play! I'm going to try for Friday...

I want to play!

I'm going to try for Friday afternoon and Saturday. It's been awhile and I need to ride!

Sent a pm for tracks, I can wait for the final tracks as don't think I can't do any pre...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Thunder Pig
Too bad it can't be added. Well it can be I'm...

Too bad it can't be added. Well it can be I'm sure but at a less than BWM price.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,174
Posted By Thunder Pig
What is required to add this to a bike that...

What is required to add this to a bike that doesn't come with it? Can I just buy the sensors and use the GS911 on my 2012 GS to add or is there more hardware? I haven't searched for the answer as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Thunder Pig
I switched to a dark background on Tapatalk, like...

I switched to a dark background on Tapatalk, like the website has, and shows just fine. Don't really like the dark background but takes care of the yellow text issue.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By Thunder Pig
Byrdguy, why yes I am, but do you ever become an...

Byrdguy, why yes I am, but do you ever become an ex hobie racer? I still have mine sitting covered next to the house. It's waiting for me to let it come out and play.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By Thunder Pig
Yup, what he said. :clap

Yup, what he said. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Thunder Pig
Fastest colour Roulette...

Fastest colour Roulette Green!http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/28/amequqa8.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By Thunder Pig
This question sounds familiar to me, valves get...

This question sounds familiar to me, valves get tighter or looser. Oh yeah I asked it! What was the answer? No one could agree. Some get loose, some get tight. My personal, nonscientific, not based...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
Wow, I wouldn't have expected that. At least not...

Wow, I wouldn't have expected that. At least not at so few miles anyway. Strange its only on the lower valve or is that the only one you could see? I've never pulled the exhaust but wouldn't it be a...
Forum: Vendors 07-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 47,439
Posted By Thunder Pig
No the bike was not running. And yes you are...

No the bike was not running. And yes you are correct in saying if voltage drops current goes up. It works for DC and AC by the way. One of those silly math formulas electronics are so full of.

P=I...
Forum: Vendors 07-19-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 47,439
Posted By Thunder Pig
I had thought of that myself, let it break in...

I had thought of that myself, let it break in some. If I was real motivated I would go and see what kind of current it's drawing. My other thought is at what current does my bike shut down? Just like...
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 47,439
Posted By Thunder Pig
I got mine and it works great. A lot quieter than...

I got mine and it works great. A lot quieter than I expected. Pressure gauge read within a half a pound. Only problem is that I used the BMW adapter and it would work just running without connected...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,056
Posted By Thunder Pig
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/y4e8u9at.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/19/y4e8u9at.jpg

Thought I'd show you mine since you shared yours.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,056
Posted By Thunder Pig
I think you did the right thing for the right...

I think you did the right thing for the right reason. I sure loved my time today with my old friend.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,200
Posted By Thunder Pig
It nothing special, Autozone, Walmart etc. I...

It nothing special, Autozone, Walmart etc. I think it's a H7 but not sure, someone will correct me I'm sure. I bought a two pack and carry a spare. Mine last about 6 to 7 thousand miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,056
Posted By Thunder Pig
My bike ownership is currently at eight. I have...

My bike ownership is currently at eight. I have no problem selling/getting rid of bikes. But there are some that touch a part of you that can never be replaced. These forums are full of people saying...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,056
Posted By Thunder Pig
I had the same problem except it was a 99 Triumph...

I had the same problem except it was a 99 Triumph Speed Triple. Just bought the GS, just no way I could give up the Triple. It's a keeper. I will ride the GS more but I ride around the block on the...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Thunder Pig
I haven't tried it but don't see why it wouldn't...

I haven't tried it but don't see why it wouldn't work. I thing would use the mount and stick it on the tack. Put a Powerlet plug on the end with a extension as needed and be good. I think I'd go to a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
I wonder is the ethanol fuel helping or hurting...

I wonder is the ethanol fuel helping or hurting the carbon build up? What about using regular vs premium? I use regular and get no knocking so see no need for premium fuel. My understanding is higher...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
If I did reshim for the ones that are close, I'd...

If I did reshim for the ones that are close, I'd need four shims which cost what $5-7 ea? From the sounds of it thats a pretty cheap service for a Beemer.

I guess in 6k miles I'll check again and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
Valve seat wear has been noticed by me on most...

Valve seat wear has been noticed by me on most bikes made in the past 20 years. The crap gas causing the seat wear where the rest of the valve train materials are better with less parts and much...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
I didn't write it down the first time at 6k, was...

I didn't write it down the first time at 6k, was getting ready to go to VBR3 so just did a go/no go check, if it's in spec it's good enough. Do remember it be on the loose side but not what. Guess...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
That's what I did this time. The exhausts are all...

That's what I did this time. The exhausts are all at about .39. So if the seats wear, which is what I would expect, then the exhausts should all get closer to the middle. My overly picky self would...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
Well we don't agree. Some say they get looser,...

Well we don't agree. Some say they get looser, some tighter. If they get tighter then I'm in great shape for next time. If looser then I'm going to have a few out cause I'm on the edge but in spec.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
That's what I want to hear. Anyone else confirm?...

That's what I want to hear. Anyone else confirm? I ask cause the local BMW mech says to set them on the tight side which didn't seems right. One more reason to do it yourself.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
Yup, loose valves don't get burned.

Yup, loose valves don't get burned.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,316
Posted By Thunder Pig
valves, loose or tight?

I'm doing my 12k service and checking the valves and find they are in tolerance but close to out on the loose side, all of them except one which was closer to the mid but still on the loose side.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Thunder Pig
I got a 99 in the best color Roulette Green and...

I got a 99 in the best color Roulette Green and no it's a keeper.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Thunder Pig
That is what Speed Triples are for. Except in...

That is what Speed Triples are for. Except in Florida because you get a $2500 ticket!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By Thunder Pig
Clutch splines has it been fixed?

I was looking at another thread which brought up the Chris Harris youtube videos and the video showing the clutch spline issue.

I have a 2012 GS Rallye and want to know did BMW actually fix this?...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 564,773
Posted By Thunder Pig
Im in for the new 2 in 1 unit and sent you an...

Im in for the new 2 in 1 unit and sent you an email with all my info from the Air purchase to get on the list for the new/undated/improved gizmo. Going to switch to the -30 setting and ride and be...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,979
Posted By Thunder Pig
I have the new version and they leak. I got ahold...

I have the new version and they leak. I got ahold of Twisted Throttle and they said they are not waterproof and thats why you get the bags. I can wash the bike and end up with water in them. I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,885
Posted By Thunder Pig
I looked and the ones now listed are the EPA...

I looked and the ones now listed are the EPA noise compliant ones and the clearance one is not. I got mine today and it has a sticker on it and on labels on box saying "for offroad use only". It also...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,885
Posted By Thunder Pig
Must be all gone finally. Still would like to see...

Must be all gone finally. Still would like to see one mounted.

The repacking interval does seem pretty often, wonder if it really needs it for street use or just being overly optimistic to sell...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,885
Posted By Thunder Pig
Some one going to post a picture so we can see it...

Some one going to post a picture so we can see it mounted, please? :D
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