Let the education begin.

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by BMWBUD, Apr 12, 2017.

  1. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    Went for a ride yesterday to some woods ground that belongs to a friend of mine. Found out that since it has been so wet here, the leaf cover on the woods floor keeps the ground wet and SOFT. Forgetting the total weight of the rig, I decided to take a short cut. I had to pull it out with a rope and a 4WD truck.

    Some may think I'm a slow learner.................................................................................:-)

    The education continues
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  2. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Yup your getting the drift snow works exactly the same way ! Loss of momentum means no traction and to be avoided ! If the gearings stock it's also geared to high for anything sticky off pavement ! I'm attempting to give up that stuff (places I don't belong).
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  3. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    You are one "punny' guy!
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    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    So Bud how is it going ? A. Decided this was all OK B. Overrated C. A strange religion D. More trouble than it's worth !
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  5. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    Good question and thanks for asking.

    Being a klutz, I broke the nipple on the left side injector where the rigid plastic hose attaches. Long story and I really don't want to say more than I'm stupid.

    Today I rode to Giant City Lodge to meet another rider from the BMWST forum. Since the hack wasn't operable, I took the F 700 GS which I had not ridden for months.

    The biggest difference was that I noticed how little I rode near the center line. That is the one thing that still freaks me out about the hack. I feel very vulnerable.

    I'm getting the hang of the "strange" steering and being in such a wide rig. The Ohlins on the GSA sure make for a smoother ride than the F 700 GS stock shocks which give harsh ride.

    The grand kids all loved riding in it on Easter Sunday. My wife even got in for a short ride. She said it was better than sitting behind me because she could see the danger ahead!

    Like every motorcycle, a hack is a compromise with strengths and weaknesses.

    So to answer the question: The F 700 GS is still for sale and, so far, the hack is not!!!!!
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    szurszewski Long timer

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    Sometimes it's just better not to know.

    Seriously though, I hope there are pictures of this somewhere.
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  7. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    You could have asked I have a low mile rebuilt injector set ! Onward and forward !
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    szurszewski Long timer

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    I think he found the part he needed - at least that's what he said yesterday when I inquired about his broken nipple. :confused
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  9. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    Thanks for the offer DB. Josh is right, I found a replacement which should be here tomorrow. Onward and Forward.
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  10. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    If it is inappropriate to post this here let me know, but I need more education. I found the part mentioned above. Installed it. Now the bike runs like crap. Won't idle. Rough, kind of like TB's are way out of synch. Any suggestions. DB, Buhler, Drone or other esteemed members?
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  11. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    OK for some reason have you got one throttle cable up and not seated in it's stop so one throttle blade is open and the other on idle (often happens when removing and installing tank or fooling with throttle bodies). Double check ! If it's the left side have you left the TPS throttle position sensor unhooked perhaps ?
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  12. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    Thanks to DB, problem solved.

    When reconnecting the fuel line on the right side, I knocked the throttle cable out of the adjuster.

    Once again a free education!!!!!:clap:jack
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  13. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    All of us have done that at least once ! Does it still have the plastic disconnects ? If so you may want to change them as they get hard and break easily with age.DB
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    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    No, it has the nice metal ones!:clap
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    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    That would have been my first suggestion, but I was offline last week while down in Moab. The other thing, though, is that these bikes run much better if the injectors are flow matched. Instead of buying one new injector, buy a pair of matched injectors. Even better, is to replace the 1150 injectors with matched EV14 injectors from a 1200GS. Bedtime reading here --->

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  17. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    Bit the bullet and bought them.
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    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    More schooling today. Rode with a very strong and gusty wind from my right hand side. Have 100 lbs of sand in the car. Even then, when I went around a right had curve at 60 MPH and the wind gusted at the same time, things got interesting as the car became very light in a hurry.

    The only way to get experience is ride. I need to ride more but the heavy rains have kept me off the rig. More rain tomorrow and Thursday. Will make things in the St. Louis area (50 miles west of me) that much more difficult. Going to have historic crests in some places. They went thru this 14 months ago. Sad.
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  19. davebig

    davebig Another Angry Hun !

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    Ok well living in a very windy area myself I've had the same thing happen myself.
    Down to the parking lot, circles till you get used to the feeling of the chair wheel getting light. When you get used to the realization the wheel is starting to lift you'll feel better about such moments.
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  20. BMWBUD

    BMWBUD Cancer SUX, Life is Good

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    When Josh was here, he explained that driving a sidecar rig was interesting as it was always wanting to dart off the road on one side or the other, he was only slightly exaggerating. :-)
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