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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.
Thanks and she cleans up nicely!
I'm new to GS ownership but that picture got me wondering. Is the process for dealing with a drowned bike to just remove the secondary spark plugs and go from there or do both need to come out.
And, needless to say, I'm hoping not to have to use this nugget. Hell, I don't even know what size socket I need to get.
Glad you made it out.
Ideally this should be something people avoid and the LC bikes (2013 and newer) are less likely to flood due to the higher intake than the oil cooled bikes. You can basically ford water up to your hip before you run a risk of flooding the engine and at that level, the hidden rocks, holes or river current is going to be so much many intermediate riders will be challenged. I've been riding above the wheels with water and it's really not fun.
If you do hydro-lock, yeah you pull the spark plugs and blow the water out then immediately flush the oil 20 times. In every case I've seen a flooded GS, they've made it home but I think it's been rare that I've ever seen one continue functioning perfectly without a lot of time flushing cheap oil through the system to purge all of the H2O. Once internal components start to rust, it's bad news.
I've luckily never had to deal with this on any of my bikes and boxers are better suited than traditional engines to purging the water.
I've known a couple of riders (1 Canadian) who actually had their bikes totaled out thanks to hydro-lock. Surprising but somehow they pulled it off.
LC Air Intake:
OC air intake:
So LC is a good 6" higher...it's actually higher than the muffler slightly.
Front and rear tires mounted and balanced. Love having a no mar, tire warmers and marc parnes balancer in my house.
How else can you get a set of tires for $100, work all day until 4:00 PM on a raining Monday and before 5:30 pm have your tires r/r and bike ready for that same $100 tire cost?
Oh and do it all in your pajamas....
Which tire warmer do you have? I'm interested in the idea.
Sent Garmin Navigator back to Garmin for not working correctly. 4 months old, 1200 miles on GS 1250.
Cheap Pit Posse ones from Amazon. I got the standard 17" ones which fit well enough forbth front. I think I paid $169 a few years ago. Best money ever spent. Tires get so hot you need gloves , you'll never get them that warm with other methods.
I like to struggle on the floor. Helps me get a lot of words out
I made a hanger for my helmet.
It was raining hard last week.
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Custom Denali Soundbomb Dual Tone 2 piece horn installation on my 1250 GSA HP awhile back like the one I installed on my 14 GSA
Once all the panels were removed next the stock horn and bracket were removed. The Denali horn was then held up in the vacated area. The mounting surface of the new horn matched well with the OEM horn bracket when placed as high as possible in the space. Then the bracket was replaced and marked for a 90 degree bend to mount the Denali horn.
Measured the OEM horn bracket for the 90 degree bend for mounting the Denali Horn
Here's the modified bracket with a new hole drilled to fit the center of the new horn surface and the excess length cut off. Re-Used the OEM nut plate to re-mount.
Horn with bracket installed at an angle for clearance required in original horn location.
Now mounted. Fits perfect with slight adjustments using Denali nut and bolt.
The compressor location will fit perfect in the plastic apron below the TFT instrument display. A 1/4" Pilot hole was the drilled in the center of the new area.
A 2" hole saw was used to cut from below to accommodate the 1-7/8' Compressor. Rough edges were sanded smooth.
The compressor now slid into location for mounting bolt fitting. Used a strip of velcro to fill in the extra space between the compressor body and plastic apron.
New hole drilled to move wiring and factory hole was used to mount the compressor
Heres what the compressor attachment nut in the location on the 2014 GSA. (Forgot to take the shot on the 1250) Also shows the Relay location as close to the compressor as possible.
Compressor bolted into place.
Beak back on with just enough clearance. Perfect fit.
Power to the relay from the Neutrino Element PDM. Trigger wired from the OEM wire.
Great to have a Ferrari sounding horn to replace the anemic roadrunner OEM "Beep Beep" BMW unit. Only used on special occasions when necessary to gain some cagers attention. This is the third one I've done and would do it again whenever a new GSA is purchased. Got to wear out the 2019 first.
I LOVE that Neil Peart quote. And I also respect what you did there as an homage to the man.
His books and music are an eternal source of inspiration.
The hanger is cool, too!
Love the tribute. The hanger is pretty cool too.
Very nice, the BMW logo, Schuberth Helmet, very BWM, very German. It's a shame you couldn't find wood screws with torques heads.
Torx head wood screws at McMaster-Carr.
Did you make the graphic with the pic and quote from NP? I would love that as a poster for my garage.
Mrs. Russell -> "So let me get this straight, you want to remove all the screws in the fence and replace them with new screws that are more legit?"
Me -> "Yep. "
Unfortunately, they are SAE, which disqualifies them.
Thanks, I am on the hunt for Torx, for now Canukistan head has to do
I'll look there, thanks
I found the picture on the net and had several sizes printed up.
There is one on the inside of my topcase as well.