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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 799
Posted By marchyman
So what do you think about the fact that your...

So what do you think about the fact that your external temperature display changes at 0.5 C intervals, even when displaying ˚F. 68.0 ... 68.9 ... 69.8 ... 70.7 ... etc. :lol2
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By marchyman
There is a thread about special tools for the...

There is a thread about special tools for the GSW:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=937091

I've also a page showing the tools in use to check/set the cam timing:
...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 574
Posted By marchyman
+1 :thumb And in spite of what it says in...

+1 :thumb

And in spite of what it says in BMW literature the pegs, when mounted in the low position as pictured, are about 25mm lower than the stock pegs.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,631
Posted By marchyman
Magic.

Magic.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By marchyman
Don't throw the BMW charger away. Cut off the...

Don't throw the BMW charger away. Cut off the connector from the end and wire up an SAE connector in its place. The charger can now be used with any SAE pigtail connected to any bike. I've been...
Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,075
Posted By marchyman
The clutch feels so much better with some free...

The clutch feels so much better with some free play at the hand lever. Moving the lever on the engine case one spline counter clockwise gave me plenty of slack, most of which was then taken up with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,631
Posted By marchyman
The time lapse? Take pictures every 2 seconds...

The time lapse? Take pictures every 2 seconds and convert them into frames of a 30 fps movie. Gives you a 60:1 speed up (one minute per hour of real time).



You need to ride with like...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,631
Posted By marchyman
It may be time to post this again. Oil level...

It may be time to post this again. Oil level changes with temp changes on an '05 GS. Haven't done the same thing for a wethead, yet.

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By marchyman
Probably too late, now. But is this the size you...

Probably too late, now. But is this the size you are looking for?

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0510-steering-damper/p-141331248-0069.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 5,631
Posted By marchyman
Oh, it's been done. A friend got his bike back...

Oh, it's been done. A friend got his bike back from the dealer after a service. The dealer does the "dump in 4 and your done" method because time is money. The new oil is clean. Four quarts...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,699
Posted By marchyman
Risers are for your arm position, pegs are for...

Risers are for your arm position, pegs are for your feet. They do different things (unless you never sit in the saddle).
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,075
Posted By marchyman
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,075
Posted By marchyman
And as long as I'm asking questions... I have...

And as long as I'm asking questions... I have zero free play on the clutch lever, not the 10-15mm that the book says is correct. The adjusters are at their limit. Is there any good reason why I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,075
Posted By marchyman
Thank you. I thought it might be something like...

Thank you. I thought it might be something like that.



Yup. And now I have a way to check. The second farkle added today was an old Tiny-tach that's been sitting in my tool box since I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,075
Posted By marchyman
Model year differences. What are they? :ear ...

Model year differences. What are they? :ear

I look at farkles that say they fit model year blah through bleh and then read elsewhere that the bike hasn't changed since 1996. My current bit of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,075
Posted By marchyman
Brought the new bike home this afternoon via...

Brought the new bike home this afternoon via mostly back roads. I thought I was going to keep the bike mostly stock at least through break in but the mirrors MUST go... ordered some doubletakes. ...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 98,732
Views: 18,831,075
Posted By marchyman
Hmmmmm, I pick up my new DR650SE tomorrow. Does...

Hmmmmm, I pick up my new DR650SE tomorrow. Does that mean I now have to read all 98,538 posts in this thread? :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 610
Views: 116,814
Posted By marchyman
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<img src="http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-pvtNDGP/0/XL/p-20090820-1429-5564-XL.jpg" title="R69S Front Axle">
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,699
Posted By marchyman
:dunno <img...

:dunno

<img src="http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-pvtNDGP/0/XL/p-20090820-1429-5564-XL.jpg" title="R69S Front Pinch Bolt">

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 445,267
Posted By marchyman
A track log of a 160 mile more or less day ride...

A track log of a 160 mile more or less day ride from the southern part of Sequoia to Hume Lake for lunch and back. Mostly pavement, some of it quite nice, some of it in much worse shape than the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,699
Posted By marchyman
Maybe in a perfect world where handlebar diameter...

Maybe in a perfect world where handlebar diameter manufacturing tolerances are a lot tighter than they are in real life. All risers I know of are made with a gap so that even slightly under...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,191
Posted By marchyman
The WiFi version with an iPhone currently has the...

The WiFi version with an iPhone currently has the same ability that the old Bluetooth version had with a supported Bluetooth phone. Both will let you scan for error codes, the thing most needed to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 445,267
Posted By marchyman
The suggested route (at least the portions of it...

The suggested route (at least the portions of it that we managed to find -- I got off track heading down to Hume Lake and had forgotten to tell the GPS to not recalculate :doh) were absolutely...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 541
Posted By marchyman
You can get them from BMW but you'll have to buy...

You can get them from BMW but you'll have to buy a bag of 10 or 12. Call it a lifetime supply for about $2.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 531
Posted By marchyman
On an '09 GS unless the stock wiring was changed...

On an '09 GS unless the stock wiring was changed such that the outlet is connected directly to the battery you will need a special charger to use it for charging your battery. It also will not work...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 116,814
Posted By marchyman
<img...

<img src="http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-v7shzbd/0/X3/p-140290856-1247-X3.jpg" title="Damp GS">
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,279
Posted By marchyman
:nod I expect lots of stupid to show up when...

:nod

I expect lots of stupid to show up when that happens.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,279
Posted By marchyman
The joke hasn't started, yet. Wait until the...

The joke hasn't started, yet. Wait until the first reported failure. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By marchyman
The repair manual isn't a manual. It is a...

The repair manual isn't a manual. It is a windows application known as the RepROM. Your dealer will sell you one for about $110.

I don't think the after market has anything for 2013, yet. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,174
Posted By marchyman
None of my comments were specific to BMW. ...

None of my comments were specific to BMW. However, it is possible that BMW provides more opportunity to test how well one can handle adversity.. :dunno :lol2

Shit breaks. Cheap shit and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,823
Posted By marchyman
http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0702-cam-t...

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0702-cam-timing/
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,652
Posted By marchyman
Yes. You are missing the "but I paid big bucks...

Yes. You are missing the "but I paid big bucks for this bike so it should run perfect at all speeds and throttle settings" that some expect. :deal

That's only half tongue in cheek. Some bikes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,915
Views: 445,267
Posted By marchyman
Of course... I just got the previous route...

Of course... I just got the previous route programmed into Basecamp and was going to see how well it transferred to my GPS :D

It seems that many of the possible riders all of a sudden have family...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,174
Posted By marchyman
It's not just about maturity. Some people just...

It's not just about maturity. Some people just don't handle it very well when things don't go as planned. It's a personality trait and I don't know if there is anything such people can do to change.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 912
Posted By marchyman
For Hexheads BMW specs that the idle difference...

For Hexheads BMW specs that the idle difference should be less than 25 mbar. 25 mbar is 0.74" HG. Off idle the difference should be less than 15 mbar (.44" HG or about 8 3/8" of your stick).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,422
Posted By marchyman
Maybe I stole the letter. I have a mind blank...

Maybe I stole the letter. I have a mind blank when it comes to spelling the name of that car. I blame the Panamera Models. If they can add another set of doors I can remove letters from their...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,695
Posted By marchyman
Mine moves up and down a lot. I think that is...

Mine moves up and down a lot. I think that is what the heim joints are for. If the barrel of the damper is clamped at the right spot (18 mm from the end, but you might need to fine tune that a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,422
Posted By marchyman
Thank you. It is even better now that I've...

Thank you. It is even better now that I've correctly spelled Porshe. :doh
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,422
Posted By marchyman
I bought the tools from a BMW dealer. It took...

I bought the tools from a BMW dealer. It took about 4 months for one of them to be delivered, but they all eventually arrived at my doorstep.

1. Quantity: 1 83302327790, ALIGNMENT PIN, Price:...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,422
Posted By marchyman
Taking your posts literally makes them much more...

Taking your posts literally makes them much more interesting and offers greater reason to express internet indignation :deal :lol2

Apparently I never updated this thread to show the tools in...
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