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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 399
Posted By Anorak
How does Jetspeed feel about your bromatic...

How does Jetspeed feel about your bromatic entreaties?
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 684
Posted By Anorak
More likely it's seizing in the engine case....

More likely it's seizing in the engine case. Dissimilar metals in contact tend to corrode. The aluminum more so than the steel bolt. Heat, penetrating oil and patience. I've seen a lot of enthusiasm...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,173
Views: 376,123
Posted By Anorak
A rear engined car is an impressive pendulum....

A rear engined car is an impressive pendulum. Come into a corner hot, lift off the throttle in fear and you are going off the road tail first.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By Anorak
The Ducatis, Triumphs and MV Agusta I worked on...

The Ducatis, Triumphs and MV Agusta I worked on at the dealer didn't seem to consume oil early in their lives. When I worked at a BMW dealer we changed more than one set of rings and even rings,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By Anorak
No, an example of a possible trend. I agree with...

No, an example of a possible trend. I agree with you in regard to the break in of a new motorcycle. It's no big deal.

I have noticed in my previous career as a mechanic for multiple brands that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,767
Posted By Anorak
One example doesn't indicate a trend. Find...

One example doesn't indicate a trend. Find someone else with 500,000 miles.

I've seen more than one 1150 burn an exhaust valve before 100,000k miles.

I break my bikes in on a friend's dyno....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,413
Posted By Anorak
I'd be inclined to suspect the crankcase breather...

I'd be inclined to suspect the crankcase breather system.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-18-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By Anorak
I got one of those bruises from a friend's 441....

I got one of those bruises from a friend's 441. He grew up with that bike. It taught him well, he will bet you that he can start any kickstart bike in three kicks and prove it.

Beautiful bike. The...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,164
Posted By Anorak
BMW uses a pwm regulated water pump on the N52...

BMW uses a pwm regulated water pump on the N52 engine but it also has a thermostat. The water pump usually fails at about 70k to 80k miles.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-16-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 17,509
Posted By Anorak
That would have been one of the best bikes there....

That would have been one of the best bikes there. There was a Ducati with a nice sheet steel Hossack front end and another UJM with a fabricated sheet steel body but the rest were the usual beater...
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,557
Posted By Anorak
How about damage to the alternator. I read his...

How about damage to the alternator. I read his explanation to say that the engine was running. I suppose, though, that the current draw is going to be similar to the starter motor though probably...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By Anorak
Earlier.

Earlier.
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By Anorak
Shell isn't necessarily what is in the bottles....

Shell isn't necessarily what is in the bottles. When Castrol was the official oil, in the USA, it was Spectro in the bottles.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,158
Posted By Anorak
I wouldn't expect those aftermarket fabrications...

I wouldn't expect those aftermarket fabrications to be reliable long term. The way the fan is hung off the back, it's going to act as a long lever and vibration amplifier.
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,642
Posted By Anorak
Remember when Castrol was the official oil and...

Remember when Castrol was the official oil and Spectro was what came in the BMW branded bottles?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By Anorak
Yes, he did. I didn't know him too well but a...

Yes, he did. I didn't know him too well but a friend of mine was very close to him. He has Kenny's flow bench.

Anyhow, Kenny didn't change the stroke, he used longer rods for a better ratio. He...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 945
Posted By Anorak
Kenny Augustine built some high performance...

Kenny Augustine built some high performance naturally aspirated 1150 engines with longer connecting rods. He machined the tops of the pistons for clearance. He was also involved in building the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,143
Posted By Anorak
Is that a serious answer? The inside of the cover...

Is that a serious answer? The inside of the cover is constantly splashed with hot oil which transfers the heat to the cover which then radiates it to the atmosphere.

A better answer is that it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Anorak
If they use the same type of engine mount system...

If they use the same type of engine mount system as the Harleys, possibly although, Harleys don't suffer from it. Some do it and it can most likely be attributed to improper adjustments, worn engine...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Anorak
No. Depending on the source it's not a...

No.


Depending on the source it's not a "problem" exactly, it's a matter of ensuring that the various rubber portions of the engine mounting system are in good condition and that the chassis...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By Anorak
Your dealer should have found a crack. It would...

Your dealer should have found a crack. It would have been good for business. Do you do any business with them? Enough to be acquainted with the employees?
Forum: The Garage 11-08-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,394
Posted By Anorak
Do they double the mark up on parts they sell to...

Do they double the mark up on parts they sell to you? If not, then why do you care what the asking price is of some exotic car?
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,146
Posted By Anorak
The engine, transmission and swingarm are one...

The engine, transmission and swingarm are one unit suspended in the frame by some linkages and rubber mounts. If parts are worn or incorrectly aligned it will give an excellent speed wobble.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,428
Posted By Anorak
Since there is a recall for possible fuel leaks...

Since there is a recall for possible fuel leaks which could require replacing the entire fuel pump maybe your dealer will find that you have the fuel leak. Thus if you're lucky it will be done as a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Anorak
5.099 Kilogram meters.

5.099 Kilogram meters.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Anorak
50nm. :brow

50nm.
:brow
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,646
Posted By Anorak
I hit send .001 second before you. You have about...

I hit send .001 second before you. You have about three times the mileage on your RS that I put on mine.
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,646
Posted By Anorak
You have about 700 watts total from the...

You have about 700 watts total from the alternator. Depending on the manufacture date you may or may not have the "cat code plug". Depending on the mileage it may have three layer head gaskets. They...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Anorak
More likely it's an issue with the casting....

More likely it's an issue with the casting. Anecdotally, it seems like bikes that have fallen hard seem to be the ones with stud issues. It's not a common problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Anorak
I've seen head gasket failure because of thread...

I've seen head gasket failure because of thread failure.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Anorak
The threads pull out of the case. It's a reusable...

The threads pull out of the case. It's a reusable torque to yield stud. It is designed to stretch. As I recall after the final angle torque using a torque wrench that will measure peak torque it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By Anorak
If it really has a broken timing chain, find a...

If it really has a broken timing chain, find a used engine. The timing chain won't be the only problem. It will have bent valves as well. If it's a broken timing chain guide, that can be repaired...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Anorak
If the stud pulls out, repairing it requires...

If the stud pulls out, repairing it requires removing the head and cylinder.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Anorak
I mean that the stud may be pulling out of the...

I mean that the stud may be pulling out of the threads in the case.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Anorak
If you actually, really want to clean your fuel...

If you actually, really want to clean your fuel injectors, you send them to a company that has the special machine to do it. I've been told by a Ducati service rep that energizing an injector with 12...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,008
Posted By Anorak
If it has hit the valve cover and the nut wasn't...

If it has hit the valve cover and the nut wasn't very tight, those are indications that the stud is pulling out of the case. How else could it happen? It didn't have a sudden growth spurt. Maybe if...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 975
Posted By Anorak
I don't think you'll be able to cut .5" steel...

I don't think you'll be able to cut .5" steel with a 110v machine.
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 24,108
Posted By Anorak
Advertising is used to convert not sell to the...

Advertising is used to convert not sell to the faithful.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,304
Posted By Anorak
Apple's Bluetooth license is what is expensive to...

Apple's Bluetooth license is what is expensive to get.
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,394
Posted By Anorak
A body shop owner.

A body shop owner.
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