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Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By ShaftEd
You and I know that any 2014 GS/A is liquid...

You and I know that any 2014 GS/A is liquid cooled, but many visiting this forum do not. If we add the LC to the description, it will cut down responses that don't have anything to do with an LC...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 53,591
Posted By ShaftEd
Might be a good idea to check your GSAP if you're...

Might be a good idea to check your GSAP if you're having problem. Check that the bolt holding the gsap to the shift shaft is snug. Check that there is nothing in the way for up and down movement like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By ShaftEd
Stu, on your 09 GS, pull in the clutch for a few...

Stu, on your 09 GS, pull in the clutch for a few seconds and then put the bike in first gear. No clunk. I used to love that on my old Hexhead. Doesn't help with the Wethead wet clutch though.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,146
Posted By ShaftEd
Only weird ESA thing with my 2014 is on a few...

Only weird ESA thing with my 2014 is on a few occasions when I fill up at the gas station, I fire up the bike and it settles down to the single helmet setting and then goes right back to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 679
Posted By ShaftEd
This was a few years ago, but I believe for my...

This was a few years ago, but I believe for my 2000 1150GS Ohlins, I went up one spring stiffness in the front and two in the rear, which I believe had me at a 160 for the rear (stock is 140). I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By ShaftEd
Speedy, The Yacugar front Emulsion has preload...

Speedy, The Yacugar front Emulsion has preload and rebound. No compression adjustment. I'm sure it would be much better than stock, but I'd go with the fully adjustable S-RS shock. You want the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,407
Posted By ShaftEd
MSC or BMWís version ABS Pro is coming on the...

MSC or BMWís version ABS Pro is coming on the 2015 S1000RR. The S1000RR already has a lean angle sensor, so it was probably a lot easier to fit the MSC module which needs data from lean angle. Iím...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,067
Posted By ShaftEd
That's the nice part about riding a BMW, nobody...

That's the nice part about riding a BMW, nobody wants to steal those. Mostly what happens when I park the Beemer is someone leaves a $1 tucked in the seat with a note that says "Here, you need this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,576
Posted By ShaftEd
I always carry a 1/2 qt in my bags during a road...

I always carry a 1/2 qt in my bags during a road trip. Have only needed for riding buddy's to borrow. Other reason I carry some is for a tip over that could crack the valve cover. I also have JB weld...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,691
Posted By ShaftEd
Quite a difference from Soft, Normal, Hard on my...

Quite a difference from Soft, Normal, Hard on my 14. I usually run in Dynamic mode and Soft barely has any rebound or compression damping. It's a big wallowing cloud. Normal works pretty good almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,691
Posted By ShaftEd
Jet, This quote is right out of the BMW Motorrad...

Jet, This quote is right out of the BMW Motorrad site for the R1200GS:

"This semiactive suspension monitors the vertical movement of front and rear wheel control in travel and speed as well as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By ShaftEd
WellInsured, you may want to ask your GS...

WellInsured, you may want to ask your GS questions over at GSpot. You'll get no love over here. :deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,656
Views: 335,762
Posted By ShaftEd
I remember two bikes here on Advrider with broken...

I remember two bikes here on Advrider with broken cam chains(a 2013 and a 2014). One owner got a new bike. Can't remember what happened for the other owner.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,819
Posted By ShaftEd
Curvesurfer, you're missing out on all that so...

Curvesurfer, you're missing out on all that so called GSA "prestige" mentioned earlier in this thread. :deal:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,711
Posted By ShaftEd
I donít think there is any issue with the...

I donít think there is any issue with the transmission; itís the clutch that gives me fits. The variable engagement point. Sometimes right off the bar, and other times way out at the end of lever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,262
Posted By ShaftEd
To the OP, you should take the comment as an...

To the OP, you should take the comment as an insult. Trust me, I would know. I ride a BMW.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 53,591
Posted By ShaftEd
Update two weeks in with my gsap. I remember way...

Update two weeks in with my gsap. I remember way back in the beginning of this thread, duffs saying how the shift assist changed his life. I thought that was pretty crazy to make a statement like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 54,136
Posted By ShaftEd
Damn Meursault, Your are one patient guy. Your...

Damn Meursault, Your are one patient guy. Your bike's been brutalized, your trip is going south, and you are getting nothing but run around and frustration. I tell you at some point, I'd break out...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By ShaftEd
You didnít mention what type of aftermarket...

You didnít mention what type of aftermarket filter you were looking for. If you mean paper filter, you have to go oem. You can get a K&N filter direct from K&N. Touratech USA will sell you an oiled...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By ShaftEd
No Ohlins yet for the GSW, but I did hear that...

No Ohlins yet for the GSW, but I did hear that non ESA ohlins will be available soon. Rumor has it that it will be September.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 53,591
Posted By ShaftEd
Thinker, One other thing to possibly check. On my...

Thinker, One other thing to possibly check. On my bike the tank overflow and charcoal canister overflow lines run down the back of the engine in between the cases and the swingarm. The plug for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 53,591
Posted By ShaftEd
Update on my Shift Assist Pro retrofit. Dealer...

Update on my Shift Assist Pro retrofit. Dealer installed a few days ago on my 2014 GSW and couldn't get it to work at all. They gave me the bike back and put in a work order with BMW. So I got the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By ShaftEd
How long did you run it? A new tensioner takes...

How long did you run it? A new tensioner takes awhile to bleed out the air. You need take take for a ride and get to full temp.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 53,591
Posted By ShaftEd
Cheaper that way too!:deal

Cheaper that way too!:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 53,591
Posted By ShaftEd
Just got Shift Assist Pro installed today on my...

Just got Shift Assist Pro installed today on my 2014 GS. Doesnít work at all, either up or downshifting. My dealer installed the part, enabled the code, and downloaded software. Everything seemed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,154
Posted By ShaftEd
I put 132,000 miles on my 2007 GS before trading...

I put 132,000 miles on my 2007 GS before trading it in. Never used any additives, never cleaned injectors, and it ran perfect. However, I do have a Chevron card so that was the most often gas used.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,154
Posted By ShaftEd
Only in my Ironhead HD Sportster

Only in my Ironhead HD Sportster
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,819
Posted By ShaftEd
I would think the std GS being 20mm lower would...

I would think the std GS being 20mm lower would help handling (lower cg). Also, you have to figure the alloys vs spokes. Alloys are somewhat lighter (unsprung weight), and according to Woody the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,381
Posted By ShaftEd
Dynamic Suspension is brand new tech (and you...

Dynamic Suspension is brand new tech (and you know how much BMW loves to add technology), but it really works very well. I had Ohlins on my 2007 GS and I have to say the Dynamic suspension on my GSW...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,381
Posted By ShaftEd
Dynamic ESA on the new bikes is active suspension...

Dynamic ESA on the new bikes is active suspension with its own ecu that is constantly adapting to inputs from lean,braking,throttle, and travel sensors. The older ESA changes preload and damping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By ShaftEd
Piece of cake. I buy a new BMW Boxer GS, put over...

Piece of cake. I buy a new BMW Boxer GS, put over 100k miles on it in about six years, and then go get another one and start over. Been doing this plan for the last 14 years and over 250,000 miles....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,381
Posted By ShaftEd
Thereís a big difference between ESA on the water...

Thereís a big difference between ESA on the water cooled bikes and ESA on the older models. OP didnít mention which bike he is getting?:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,672
Posted By ShaftEd
I have Metzeler Tourance Next tires on my GSW...

I have Metzeler Tourance Next tires on my GSW that I purchased online about 3 months ago at denniskirk.com. They are both made in Germany. I prefer these tires over the Anakee III's that came stock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,035
Posted By ShaftEd
WTF, Even if it rains, it's still gotta be better...

WTF, Even if it rains, it's still gotta be better than going to work!
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,915
Posted By ShaftEd
I have to say Cruise Control was not even on my...

I have to say Cruise Control was not even on my list of ďwantsĒ when purchasing my new bike this year. Ended up getting a loaded 2014 BMW GSW and it happened to have cruise on it. Well, I was wrong,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,607
Posted By ShaftEd
Def, I agree on valve lash for Oilhead/Hexheads....

Def, I agree on valve lash for Oilhead/Hexheads. Once you have checked them regularly for a period of time, you realize they hold their settings well. I ended up checking them every 12k miles instead...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,428
Posted By ShaftEd
09ís were the last of the Hexhead with screw type...

09ís were the last of the Hexhead with screw type valve adjust. Very simple maintenance. The OHC Camheads have shims so a bit more involved for valve adjust. The Camheads have only slightly more top...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By ShaftEd
Cug, I'm with ya man. Sometimes I think I would...

Cug, I'm with ya man. Sometimes I think I would like to dump the GSW and get a camhead with Ohlins, but when I really think about it I can't give up those radial brakes and the factory cruise....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,591
Posted By ShaftEd
I think itís possible to make a case for either...

I think itís possible to make a case for either bike. Iíve got over 200k miles on Oilheads/Hexheads and now 15k miles on the GSW. The new bike has some really nice features, but I miss some of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,263
Posted By ShaftEd
Wish I hadnít seen this thread. Iíve been riding...

Wish I hadnít seen this thread. Iíve been riding for the last 7 months unaware that I was being cooked alive with my GSW (ATGATT). But summer is now here in SoCal and itís been damn hot. Now Iím...
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