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Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,588
Posted By Tomcat503
Sticky Time!

Mods - This thread seems Sticky-worthy to me. Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2012, 03:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,201
Posted By Tomcat503
I had a 2005 F650CS as well. It was my first...

I had a 2005 F650CS as well. It was my first bike right after the MSF course and getting my MC license. I'm a larger guy than you and had had no troubles with the fit. The 2005 has the dual spark...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,588
Posted By Tomcat503
How do I do a Throttle Body Sync? ...

How do I do a Throttle Body Sync?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231335

Jim uses a Twinmax in the pictorial, but it's basically the same procedure using a manometer or...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 67,588
Posted By Tomcat503
Here are two that I've bookmarked and found...

Here are two that I've bookmarked and found useful:


How to Rekey Vario Panniers - A Pictorial:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300753&highlight=rekey

What tools do I need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 20,851
Posted By Tomcat503
Adjust with the GS-911

rdwalker - Thanks much for posting this fix! :thumb Following your instructions, I was able to successfully make the adjustment on my bike today.

Just wanted to add that for those that have a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-07-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,648
Posted By Tomcat503
Your Bike at a National Military Park / Battlefield

Living in Maryland, there's no shortage of Civil War Battlefields to visit for a day ride.


Antietam National Battlefield, MD - 128th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument along the "Cornfield".
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-27-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,523
Posted By Tomcat503
R1200RT rented from Eagle Rider in Palm Desert,...

R1200RT rented from Eagle Rider in Palm Desert, CA. I finally got to ride out west! :clap
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-rr8XpgX/0/L/i-rr8XpgX-L.jpg


Harley Road Glide Custom rented from...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-18-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6,981
Views: 2,338,681
Posted By Tomcat503
Yeah I know it's supposed to be "Beemer" but it's...

Yeah I know it's supposed to be "Beemer" but it's close enough... :lol3

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-Hp56PsM/0/L/i-Hp56PsM-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 217,555
Posted By Tomcat503
2007 Griso

Just acquired a couple of weeks ago. Really like riding (and looking at) this bike...the GS is getting jealous! :lol3

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-XN7GNxm/0/L/i-XN7GNxm-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 74,819
Posted By Tomcat503
Thanks Swedener. That's a nice sounding exhaust,...

Thanks Swedener. That's a nice sounding exhaust, but they're about twice the cost of a Mistral, at least here in the US. :eek1



Congrats on your new Griso as well. I'm glad you like your SS...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 74,819
Posted By Tomcat503
Thanks. I'm leaning toward the Mistral, probably...

Thanks. I'm leaning toward the Mistral, probably will go with the SS conical v. carbon fiber.
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 74,819
Posted By Tomcat503
New to Moto Guzzi

Just picked up a 2007 Griso a couple of weeks ago...I'm really love the bike's motor, handling and looks. :raabia I would like to get an aftermarket exhaust - any recommendations (Mistral, Zard,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By Tomcat503
Keep checking the Flea Market for a used GSA...

Keep checking the Flea Market for a used GSA screen...got mine for $100 in brand new condition. If it's missing the GSA support bracket, then pick up one from Cee Baileys...identical form, fit and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,421
Posted By Tomcat503
+1 Had mine for almost three years now...holding...

+1 Had mine for almost three years now...holding up very well!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,422
Posted By Tomcat503
Jim - working on your own bike...that's not...

Jim - working on your own bike...that's not allowed, you need to be only helping everyone else as usual. :lol3 Do you really only have 6K on your ST or was this just the "6K" service.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,718
Posted By Tomcat503
+1 People post when they have issues, they...

+1

People post when they have issues, they usually don't post..."Went for a ride today and wanted to let everyone know nothing broke."
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,647
Posted By Tomcat503
1) Tank bag w/ map holder. 2) HID headlight &...

1) Tank bag w/ map holder.
2) HID headlight & P3 taillights
3) GSA Windscreen & Winglets
4) JVB Maintenance DVD (Not really an add-on, but will help you save money to buy more add-ons! :evil)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tomcat503
Review: 12GS Adventure Windscreen on a GS

Background:

To improve wind protection on my 1200GS over the stock screen, I recently purchased a barely used GSA Windscreen from another inmate in the Flea Market. It's a bare screen without...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Tomcat503
Downloadable Owners Manuals: ...

Downloadable Owners Manuals:

http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/services/manuals/manuals_main.html&notrack=1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,294
Posted By Tomcat503
+2 on the One-off Moto HID. Very good people to...

+2 on the One-off Moto HID. Very good people to deal with, they're in California so if you have a problem you're not dealing with someone in Shanghai that's going to cost you more in return postage...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tomcat503
:nod

:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,294
Posted By Tomcat503
What JVB said. :nod When my last battery was...

What JVB said. :nod

When my last battery was on it's way out I would get the EWS warning - had to cycle to the ignition a few times to get the bike to start. Cleaned the connections on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
And here's their love child......

And here's their love child... http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=777999 :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,708
Posted By Tomcat503
I have a 2006 and have had no problems. Some will...

I have a 2006 and have had no problems. Some will tell you to avoid the 2005 & 2006 Model years because of the servo brakes (2007 and on are just standard manual brakes). I've had no issues with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 10:47 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,582
Posted By Tomcat503
Glad that it worked out, I think you should be...

Glad that it worked out, I think you should be good to go for a while. Now what type/brand/viscosity of oil are you putting in that bike? :hide
:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
Very nice! :thumb

Very nice! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
Dan-M, How do you like your Commando? Does...

Dan-M,

How do you like your Commando? Does it require a lot of wrenching time to keep it on the road?

Thanks,

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By Tomcat503
RKA Luggage

I really like mine. Looks as good today as it did 2+ years ago. :thumb

http://www.rka-luggage.com/A08%20BMW/R1100GS_R1150GS/R1100GS.html
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,582
Posted By Tomcat503
+1 along with a Battery Tender Jr. :nod

+1 along with a Battery Tender Jr. :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
Hillbilly - Is that so, that the Monsters do not...

Hillbilly - Is that so, that the Monsters do not handle as well as the GS? I've never ridden a Monster, but just assumed cornering was their strength?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,217
Posted By Tomcat503
I wouldn't pass on an '05 or '06 just because of...

I wouldn't pass on an '05 or '06 just because of the servo brakes. No problems at all on my 2006 and the brake bleed is really just one step more for servo circuits. The JVB DVD makes it as easy as...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
The Guzzi classic is real nice, but their V7 cafe...

The Guzzi classic is real nice, but their V7 cafe classic would be on my short list if it came in any other color other than that yellow-green.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
I did get to Demo a GTL at the dealer. The motor...

I did get to Demo a GTL at the dealer. The motor was smoother and more torquey than the one in my 3 series - had to check the tach to make sure I really started the thing. I was thinking that if...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
+1 That is a cool looking bike!

+1 That is a cool looking bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
Yep, that's just what I would look like on the...

Yep, that's just what I would look like on the Ducati, one handed power slide and all... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,002
Posted By Tomcat503
Both the side case and top box are mounted to the...

Both the side case and top box are mounted to the same frame structure on the bike, so they will get the same road shock and vibrations transferred into them. I would put it were it's most...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
The Speed Triple would be a blast no doubt, but...

The Speed Triple would be a blast no doubt, but would probably get me in trouble - that's why I'm thinking Street Triple.



Yeah I'm leaning that way...it would lend itself to more riding and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,722
Posted By Tomcat503
Really...I was thinking an LT would be the ticket...

Really...I was thinking an LT would be the ticket for small and light! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tomcat503
Do the valves first - they're not supposed to be...

Do the valves first - they're not supposed to be hot during the adjustment. When you're ready to change the oil, I would bring the bike up to full operating temp to make sure the oil cooler...
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