Search:

Type: Posts; User: cjack; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 139 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.46 seconds.

  1. Replies
    17
    Views
    763

    At 10 months, there's no rush to change the oil,...

    At 10 months, there's no rush to change the oil, but I would change it at least every year. I usually go 6 or 7 thousand miles with synth, and at least once a year. That's easy to do.
  2. Thread: Recall Letters

    by cjack
    Replies
    52
    Views
    2,870

    Sportland in Urbana. Aaron is the mechanic there...

    Sportland in Urbana. Aaron is the mechanic there and is very good. He used to be at Twin City.
  3. Thread: Recall Letters

    by cjack
    Replies
    52
    Views
    2,870

    We too...have there been many complaints about...

    We too...have there been many complaints about the flange on the S? I only know of them on the GS even though it's the same/similar flange.
  4. Replies
    10
    Views
    791

    I inspected some of my allen and torx sockets and...

    I inspected some of my allen and torx sockets and some brands have quite a rounded tip. So much so that it is easy to strip out a bolt head. I ground those off mostly flat so that the socket would go...
  5. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,845

    Sometimes...function trumps form. But somehow the...

    Sometimes...function trumps form. But somehow the GS has a beauty in it's form all it's own.
    I think a sport bike generally looks good if there are not a lot of different colors. At least not for...
  6. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,845

    An R800R with fat green and grey stripes.

    An R800R with fat green and grey stripes.
  7. Replies
    67
    Views
    3,845

    "Who Wouldn't Want To Win This?"

    Me!
  8. Replies
    56
    Views
    2,598

    I joined in the fall of 1971. In the spring, the...

    I joined in the fall of 1971. In the spring, the club was divided into two clubs which resulted from a difference in opinion or some such. I've seen them come and go. They are still coming.
    Anyway,...
  9. Thread: Fuel strip poll

    by cjack
    Replies
    286
    Views
    26,165

    Sticky: Poll: Our half dozen strips all failed in the epoxy...

    Our half dozen strips all failed in the epoxy block where the wires are connected to the strip. The part not in the gas. Mechanical failure just like the key antennas. Dealers usually feel the need...
  10. Thread: Fuel strip poll

    by cjack
    Replies
    286
    Views
    26,165

    Sticky: Poll: No connection between what the fuel sender says...

    No connection between what the fuel sender says and the bike running. When the first one failed on my wife's bike, she asked me on the intercom if the bike will stop running when the display got to...
  11. Replies
    34
    Views
    2,495

    What makes the difference how much your bike is...

    What makes the difference how much your bike is valued? It probably gets you around the same as if it were new...except for the shocks, eh? So make it new.
  12. BTW, an electrochemist ham radio friend of mine...

    BTW, an electrochemist ham radio friend of mine pointed out to me that when an internal connection in a battery is broken, and the battery is jostled, it's possible for the battery to explode. The...
  13. We have a lowered GS '08 and thru '12, they came...

    We have a lowered GS '08 and thru '12, they came without ESA only. I don't think my wife noticed anything except that she can get her feet on the ground. I THINK I read on ADV that the new water...
  14. Thread: Fuel strip poll

    by cjack
    Replies
    286
    Views
    26,165

    Sticky: Poll: Which new bike? The bikes since about '10 have...

    Which new bike? The bikes since about '10 have floats in them.
  15. I would replace them both...why wouldn't the...

    I would replace them both...why wouldn't the right disk suffer again since the wheel is not true?
    Also, this is not news to me...my wife and I have had various brake disk pulsing issues since about...
  16. Replies
    12
    Views
    822

    I like the tire pressure monitor. I had a small...

    I like the tire pressure monitor. I had a small nail on the way to TN once and the TPM showed a 3 lb drop after mostly a +/- 1 lb variation that day. The BMW TPM is supposed to be temperature...
  17. Replies
    1
    Views
    309

    Heating the drum and then pulling the bearing out...

    Heating the drum and then pulling the bearing out with a puller is the way to do it. The puller pulls on the inside race while bearing against the drum edges just outside the outside race. I have...
  18. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,427

    It was "no ethanol" pump. Maybe it had water in...

    It was "no ethanol" pump. Maybe it had water in it.
  19. Replies
    5
    Views
    1,427

    I had something like that happen for one tank...

    I had something like that happen for one tank full on a trip out west. The next tank full went back to normal.
  20. Sounds like some confusion here. BMW parts...

    Sounds like some confusion here. BMW parts installed with the bike new as delivered are covered for the bike's warranty of 3 years. BMW parts installed after purchase of the bike have their own BMW...
  21. Replies
    31
    Views
    2,038

    I typically put in synth at the 600 mile oil...

    I typically put in synth at the 600 mile oil change. No significant oil usage on any of the Ks we have had or the '08GS and '12GS. A couple of ounces on a 4600 mile trip out to Oregon and back, both...
  22. Thread: 2012 r1200gs

    by cjack
    Replies
    4
    Views
    392

    You need external torx sockets like these... ...

    You need external torx sockets like these...

    http://www.harborfreight.com/7-piece-14-in-38-in-drive-external-impact-star-socket-set-67898.html
  23. Replies
    31
    Views
    2,038

    So you check the oil after the bike is warm, wait...

    So you check the oil after the bike is warm, wait 10 minutes with it on the center stand, and maintain an oil level at the halfway level in the window, eh?
  24. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,548

    What he said.

    What he said.
  25. Replies
    21
    Views
    1,548

    I have always put synth in at the 600 mile change...

    I have always put synth in at the 600 mile change and never used any oil. K's R's whatever. I think if your bike burns a lot of oil, you are either doing something to contribute or just the luck of...
Results 1 to 25 of 3468
Page 1 of 139 1 2 3 4