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Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
Not sure what's up there. Bearings are...

Not sure what's up there. Bearings are manufactured from a spec. order the spec from a reputable seller. Doesn't much matter other than that. I have ordered from VXB bearings and I get enough for...
Forum: Thumpers 03-18-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26,337
Views: 4,728,104
Posted By Plane Dr
10k The DRZ kit installs go the bleed plug on...

10k
The DRZ kit installs go the bleed plug on top of the left rad. So not engine temp but water temp.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 57,684
Posted By Plane Dr
So all other bickering aside about who thought...

So all other bickering aside about who thought what years ago or how the world turns.

How do I get BMW to reimburse me for the flange I just changed? That becomes :freaky

Just sayin.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26,337
Views: 4,728,104
Posted By Plane Dr
Skid plate non use is fine. But not the best...

Skid plate non use is fine. But not the best plan if you plan on using it as a dirt bike. I have an Aluminium one that is very beaten up. Gouged, bent, dented. Any one of which would have ended in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 57,684
Posted By Plane Dr
It was clearly a poor material choice. The...

It was clearly a poor material choice. The manufacturing process likely contributed. Typically you need to be very careful when you thread any structure.. The fact that the early ones like mine (04...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 57,684
Posted By Plane Dr
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/planedr/Mob...

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/planedr/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5muoxhd8.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/planedr/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps5muoxhd8.jpg.html)

the puller made...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 57,684
Posted By Plane Dr
I have a very nice and expensive wall clock with...

I have a very nice and expensive wall clock with multiple cracks. Does this mean I get a "free" wall clock? I'd prefer my $350 dollars back.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
2000-2001 use a different fork. In 2002 Suzuki...

2000-2001 use a different fork. In 2002 Suzuki upgraded the S suspension to the same as the E. I do not know if the spring is different but the S and E use different rear spring rates even on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
I have a buddy who is a brilliant stress guy. ...

I have a buddy who is a brilliant stress guy. Can't turn a wrench to save his life. Luckily he makes enough now to pay to have the work done.

I remember when we first worked together after...
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
Big thing is running the cheaper oil so it...

Big thing is running the cheaper oil so it definitely degrades quicker. Stock it "never used a drop" even with 5K changes. I do agree it is running richer than it should be. I haven't had time to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
Mine is geared high and runs at high rpm. Bear...

Mine is geared high and runs at high rpm. Bear in mind my commute is 130kmh. So with 16/39 I'm still running 7000 ish rpm. I feel it is not using oil, it is pushing it out through the breather. If...
Forum: Thumpers 02-15-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 852
Views: 306,702
Posted By Plane Dr
The latest ...

The latest
http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g167/planedr/DRZ%202014/image_zps715af912.jpg (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/planedr/media/DRZ%202014/image_zps715af912.jpg.html)
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26,337
Views: 4,728,104
Posted By Plane Dr
yup when I ran it exclusively i ran close to the...

yup when I ran it exclusively i ran close to the 3K oil change. I run the "semi synth" now and change it every 1K or so based on the builders recommendation. 1 thing I have noticed is the BB...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 26,337
Views: 4,728,104
Posted By Plane Dr
It does smell like bananas..... Hey it...

It does smell like bananas.....

Hey it might not be the oil. Just saying that was the only real difference.

I'm an Engineer I have seen the ghost in the machine. Sometimes you just get...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26,337
Views: 4,728,104
Posted By Plane Dr
I saw where you posted a few things about your...

I saw where you posted a few things about your problems. It is interesting. I have seen that most who have problems have the same recurring problems. Which generally leads me to the conclusion it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By Plane Dr
I just did my 05 again. The funnel helps as does...

I just did my 05 again. The funnel helps as does the vacuum pump. Vacuum the reservoirs refill, I find if I keep a slight vacuum on the bleed nipples I have a better success rate.

The DOT 4...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
Really? The longest I've ever seen one go is...

Really? The longest I've ever seen one go is about 17K miles. It was smooth as a babies bum when it came off. Same chain too?

Remember this is ADVrider. without picts it never happened even...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
Aluminium skid plates make a huge noise...

Aluminium skid plates make a huge noise difference.

Check the tightness of the skid plate.

Check all your motor mounts, as in retorque them not just look at.

Exhaust mount at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,213
Posted By Plane Dr
Check final drive bearings, rear wheel side play....

Check final drive bearings, rear wheel side play. Take the wheel off and check the mount hub for cracks.

Have a look at the brake fluid. Ask about it. Fluid changes help the longevity of the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
3X3 and jetting doesn't really give you more...

3X3 and jetting doesn't really give you more power. It makes a huge difference in throttle response and tractability though. Mine went from 63 mpg down to around 50, imperial gallons that is. If...
Forum: Thumpers 12-08-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
I went to PEP boys and got some thick fuel safe...

I went to PEP boys and got some thick fuel safe gasket and some sealant. Cut a donut and then used the sealant to hold it to the cap. It has been that way for at least 8 years...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By Plane Dr
I just picked up ohlins from the flea market. ...

I just picked up ohlins from the flea market. The guy was the same general weight range. They seem a little heavy on the spring but I haven't done a proper set up yet. I plan on setting sag etc...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26,337
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Posted By Plane Dr
When I did the first set of LED signals I ordered...

When I did the first set of LED signals I ordered a solid state flasher unit from custom dynamics my rear is integrated with the brakes from moto dynamics.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,783
Posted By Plane Dr
I've got a pelican. With a base plate

I've got a pelican. With a base plate
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,854
Posted By Plane Dr
Other than the stairs I think it's all pretty...

Other than the stairs I think it's all pretty doable.

Especially on a bike that's not mine. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,147,365
Posted By Plane Dr
Installed the ohlins I bought a month ago. I...

Installed the ohlins I bought a month ago. I thought the rear would be a PITA, easy least, the front was a bitch. Crash guards off for the first time since?

I also took the centech ap-2 off. ...
Forum: Ride reports 11-15-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 152,581
Posted By Plane Dr
I don't know I cringe whenever I hear Canada and...

I don't know I cringe whenever I hear Canada and or Blackfoot...

The small market seems to make things just that much more challenging, and I can't quite pin out down but I've had a hate on for...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 26,337
Views: 4,728,104
Posted By Plane Dr
Yes it is surprising how rough the Clarke's are. ...

Yes it is surprising how rough the Clarke's are.

Maybe try a 06 CBR 600/1000 tail light. I went with motodynamics LED with integrated flasher. It has outlived any other non stock one I've...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 34,832
Posted By Plane Dr
I had thought about a sexy Italian in red. But...

I had thought about a sexy Italian in red. But high maintenance and likely to make me do stupid things.

I could see the nice fraulien in black. Likely still cause stupid behavior, and undoubtedly...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Plane Dr
Piston corroded onto pad, or was dragging so bad...

Piston corroded onto pad, or was dragging so bad at some point they melted together. My guess would be corrosion.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,897
Posted By Plane Dr
I had one break and I ordered the factory ones. ...

I had one break and I ordered the factory ones. I too do a lot of fastener selection/determination. It's waaay too easy to overthink.

Mine broke after 8 years of service and 50K miles. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6,500
Views: 1,147,365
Posted By Plane Dr
Picked up a used set of ohlins for the old girl.

Picked up a used set of ohlins for the old girl.
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 187,332
Posted By Plane Dr
When you get into that small of pieces it get's...

When you get into that small of pieces it get's interesting, and I'm glad you are considering the volume. I remember when all this started it was like X0 units one time. How long ago now.... :rofl...
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 187,332
Posted By Plane Dr
So what up? I haven't prodded in a couple...

So what up? I haven't prodded in a couple months....:D
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 26,337
Views: 4,728,104
Posted By Plane Dr
I did those. The springs didn't fit worth a crap...

I did those. The springs didn't fit worth a crap but they were cheap.
Forum: Thumpers 10-08-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26,337
Views: 4,728,104
Posted By Plane Dr
Cush drive really doesn't make any difference. ...

Cush drive really doesn't make any difference. It's nice to have, There was someone bringing the Japanese spec hubs over but it was like $800.

I have 2 sets of wheels. The SM rims are on it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By Plane Dr
Beemer boneyard why go anywhere else?

Beemer boneyard why go anywhere else?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,846
Posted By Plane Dr
I wouldn't expect there to not be heat coming off...

I wouldn't expect there to not be heat coming off unless stopped. The radiator deflectors will help at speed but at commute speeds I wouldn't expect change. But a question myself my 05 above 100...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By Plane Dr
My 05 got a new rotor and pads at 18K. I picked...

My 05 got a new rotor and pads at 18K. I picked it up at 25K and had to do the pads at 45K. I ended up doing the rotor (and new pads) at 52K as it was just at the lower limit and I was doing the hub...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,639
Posted By Plane Dr
So far the GS has not been any more expensive...

So far the GS has not been any more expensive than any other bike I've owned. Yes they are big dollars when they break, in reality they don't break that often. The easy miles in between are happy...
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