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Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,177
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Another thought ...

You might try a Seat Concepts kit.

I'm primarily an LD rider, but I use the GS for jaunts up to my land in the mountains. So, I need a comfy seat for LD work, and a narrow front seat for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I just went through a 2 month test drive looking...

I just went through a 2 month test drive looking for a new LD capable 80/20 bike. Demoed several Teneres (also looking for the better dealer), rode some 1200GS 'es, sat on a new Stelvio NTX but...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,230
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Cal Sci makes great screens. A bit unfinished...

Cal Sci makes great screens. A bit unfinished looking compared to others but very effective ... on many bikes but not all.
On my 1200RT, the Cal Sci was hands down the best screen ever for that...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,733
Posted By jimbemotumbo
All the GS Adventure owners will tell you it's no...

All the GS Adventure owners will tell you it's no problem riding the tall bike. Yes, you CAN ride it. I'm your size. I loved my GS Adv like no other bike, and did my first Iron Butt BBG on it, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,325
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I ran a RDL on my GS Adv. I did 1600 mi on it...

I ran a RDL on my GS Adv. I did 1600 mi on it during a Utah 1080 and NEVER had any butt pain. However, I hated the saddle in normal riding. At the time, I had only the one bike, and it had to do...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-06-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,950
Views: 3,093,283
Posted By jimbemotumbo
My "new" long legged Italian girlfriend

I was considering cagefreeguzzimans norton when this babe got in my way. She's 34 years young and simply stole my heart. 18k on the clock and mostly original. Runs like a top and makes wonderful...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By jimbemotumbo
My current set up is my favorite. Autoswitch...

My current set up is my favorite. Autoswitch fires a relay that fires another relay for fogs (low beam tap) and another relay for driving lights (high beam tap). No visible switches, and once the...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,694
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Since you prob want the fog on with the low beam...

Since you prob want the fog on with the low beam and the DL with the high, you should have a relay for each light and tap the low/high beam circuit respectively. I have essentially that set up,...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 13,694
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I've had both brands and in multiple flavors....

I've had both brands and in multiple flavors. PIAAs are not worth the money, IMHO. Bulbs are pricey and fragile. Some models have decent cutoff, others don't. Depends on which beam you buy. Same...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,444
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I've had my Russell for a year and put a few 4000...

I've had my Russell for a year and put a few 4000 mi weekends on it.
Super comfort right from the start but I have needed a few adjustments. The last fix was completed this week and they turned the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2008, 09:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,217
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I can't believe anyone would NOT change FD fluid...

I can't believe anyone would NOT change FD fluid in the first few hundred miles, and then routinely thereafter. At least every 12k or 1 year. I change mine out every 6000 mi. I'll stretch it out if I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,039
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Sorry for the delay. Overlooked your question. ...

Sorry for the delay. Overlooked your question.

99 Road Star coughed up a con rod. I was on Nevada 50 under a nice July midday sun. Luckily - no traffic for me to hit while trying to control it....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 57,955
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I hid the balasts under the front thinger: ...

I hid the balasts under the front thinger:

I'm not sure how hot these things get... are they safe here?

Hey NOrsman/Bora20,

NICE IDEA!!= Under the hood- cheeze why didn't i think of dat?..
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2008, 03:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,576
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I should add to my other comment that my FJR kept...

I should add to my other comment that my FJR kept the pace with a pack of GS's doing insane speeds up unpaved mtn passes here in Colorado. Very rough roads with gravel spots, loose fill dirt, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,576
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I sold my 06 FJR after 8 months of ownership and...

I sold my 06 FJR after 8 months of ownership and bought an 1150 GS. One of the posts on the first page summed it up nicely. I hated the FJR, both for how much money it took to make it reasonably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2008, 02:58 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,255
Posted By jimbemotumbo
1580 something (allowing for odo error) on the 07...

1580 something (allowing for odo error) on the 07 Utah 1088. I think I approached my max capabilities on that ride, without getting unsafe through speeding or lack of rest. Heat was a killer.
The...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I get lots of hits when searching ebay for the...

I get lots of hits when searching ebay for the cheap Chinese HID upgrades with shipping to OZ. Looked to be about the same prices, given exchange rates. Some of these kits are the exact same thing...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,039
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Not into Kool-aid myself. But it is interesting...

Not into Kool-aid myself. But it is interesting to me that of all the HDs, BMWs, Guzzi's, etc that I have owned, only two bike have ever failed me. Both late model Yamahas. Both in the middle of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Aux Fuel

Yes, I searched, but this seems a slightly new twist on carrying aux fuel.
I have several very rugged fuel cans for offroading. Wondering if it is possible to use a venting and valve gravity system...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 57,955
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Sorry for the delay guys ...

Here is the link to the lamps I bought. These are EXACTLY what xenonrider sells, but I don;t know about any of the other kits sold here. Many are similarly priced, and may be some or all of the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 57,955
Posted By jimbemotumbo
FYI on the Chinese sourced ebay kits

I bought both the ebay kit and had a friend take detailed pics of his Xenonrider kit. They are EXACTLY the same kits. The only difference was that the ebay kit was under $100 shipped for two H1...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Before switching to a Ztechnik screen, I marked...

Before switching to a Ztechnik screen, I marked several extra pairs of holes along the same radius as the existing holes at the rear of the screen. Allowed me several different tilt angles, both up...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,583
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Anakee front - Tourance rear

I use this combo too. Great results.
Anakees are far better in rain and offer great grip and feel on the pavement. Not a good choice for dirt roads. Rear Anakee lasts about 8-10k w/ my LD use. Front...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Hepco Becker Journey 50

Fits perfectly on my Adventure. Very secure. Matches my bmw system cases almost exactly. Appox $100 for the mount, but you can find the topcases on fleabay and such for $50 or so.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,658
Posted By jimbemotumbo
400 miles usually. Light comes on at 350 and it...

400 miles usually. Light comes on at 350 and it takes 7 gals. Hooliganism knocks this down 50 points or so.
You seemed to be talking standard GS but the thread was unspecific so thought I'd cover...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,685
Posted By jimbemotumbo
+1 Ztech

Regular height. I'm the same size as you. this is the best screen I've used. No need for tobinators. I converted my adventure model to use the standard GS mounts. I had an Aeroflow for a week....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,703
Posted By jimbemotumbo
AWSOME! I was just getting ready to order a...

AWSOME!

I was just getting ready to order a day-long. Great timing!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2007, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I find the balance alot better on the adv, though...

I find the balance alot better on the adv, though I only do distance on this ... no offroading. The fuel is carried lower once you burn the first gal or so, and even when full I didn't notice too...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,431
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Sorry for a delayed post ... just saw this. ...

Sorry for a delayed post ... just saw this.

I went through the same process recently .. replacing very old engineer style MC boots with a zillion miles on em. I tried all available mc boots...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,623
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Screen mounting parts are on the way! Yup, I...

Screen mounting parts are on the way! Yup, I think if the gloves don't fit your hand it doesn't matter how good they are. Honest though, I've had some long rides in the high teens / low 20's and my...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 26,912
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Wow - lot's of opinions on this. Just my two...

Wow - lot's of opinions on this. Just my two cents:

I hated both the roadcrafter and the darien. Well made, no doubt. Didn't like the fit. I felt like Randy on "A Christmas Story", but on 2...
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2007, 10:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,623
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Might want to look for Orina winter gloves. They...

Might want to look for Orina winter gloves. They beat BMW and others in a comparo and they are quite affordable. Waterproof, breathable, very warm, decent dexterity, and heated grips transfer nicely...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2007, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Yup, just a small break. Butt conn will prob do...

Yup, just a small break. Butt conn will prob do the trick. That's what I was thinking. I know that too much solder or a bad contact will screw up the resistance, so wanted to approach this carefully....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By jimbemotumbo
heated seat wire

I have a frayed wire in my corbin heated seat pad. I pulled the seat cover off and found it right on the edge of the pad. Easy to get to & seems a very easy splice. Given the need for uniform...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2007, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Thanks. Good point. I've had good luck with...

Thanks.
Good point. I've had good luck with Andrew as well. But I'm a cheap SOB. Appreciate the help guys!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 634
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Dang - those risers are kinda pricey. What's...

Dang - those risers are kinda pricey. What's wrong with the $40 risers I see in various places. I see 1", 1.25", and 1" sets that come back 5/8 or 1.25"

Sorry to hijack, but I'm looking into...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2007, 10:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Hard to improve on the stock intake and filter....

Hard to improve on the stock intake and filter. Really.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2007, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By jimbemotumbo
I got it all from A&S for about the same as you...

I got it all from A&S for about the same as you mention. I think $25 incl shipping.

Sometimes I think I'd like to be a BMW Parts Manager. I couldn't do any worse.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2007, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By jimbemotumbo
Do what Jim said. Then ride it. Alot. ...

Do what Jim said. Then ride it. Alot.

Welcome to the fold!
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