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Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By FBB
No personal experience but...

A plastic repair product called Plast Aid was reviewed in the April 2014 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News and got rave reviews.

http://www.plast-aid.com/
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 223,726
Posted By FBB
R1200R handguards

"biggest issue in colder weather is the (non-)availability of good handguards for the newer R models; you can make GS handguards work, but it's a bit of a puzzle with parts from the hardware store "...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By FBB
Good People

They do a ride in service there as well by appointment.

We took my wife's R1200R up there and had the seat fitted to her.

They also added heat to it which she loves.

If it doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,072
Posted By FBB
Consider my 2011 GS in the weird category. ...

Consider my 2011 GS in the weird category.

The first time the "ACHTUNG I need food light" came on it showed 37 miles to pushing and the nearest gas was 45 miles.

It didn't make sense as the...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,132
Posted By FBB
Do you have any local shop that does seat work? ...

Do you have any local shop that does seat work?

That way you can get the seat fitted to you. My wife had that done to her bike and it made all the difference in the world
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By FBB
Don't blame you

If I had enough space and money I may have kept the FJR as well as they are a great bike.

The money I may have been able to scrape up.

Getting the space would have required I either move her...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By FBB
"That said, what is this strange sixth gear...

"That said, what is this strange sixth gear thing? I sure wish the FJR had it, but the FJRForum guys tell me I'm a whiner and the bike is perfect as is."

Funny Stuff! I always thought it needed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By FBB
did the same

I went from an 2008 FJR to a 2011 GS.

It sounds like you are a diy type. You will love how simple the valve clearance check and TBS are in comparison to the FJR. That and the fact you don't have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,364
Posted By FBB
Laugh Honda CM 200 Twinstar

I was an MSF instructor for 12 years and we would get various and assorted bikes from dealers for the beginner course.

Part of the deal for the free bikes was if a student expressed interest in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 502,955
Posted By FBB
12K mile service

Not today, but did the full 12k service on my 2011 GS last weekend. Compared to other bikes I have owned this thing is a piece of cake to do a basic service on! :deal

The valves did not need any...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,991
Posted By FBB
Odd, my 2011 will do the first 2 gears easily....

Odd, my 2011 will do the first 2 gears easily. Sometimes it will even pull 3rd. This is especially true when i get down to lower altitude.

Typically 3rd isn't the "OMG look at the pretty sky" type...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By FBB
Talking I never knew either

I am fairly new to Boxers and never knew that. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By FBB
Pheasant Hit. Wow!

He is lucky the pheasant didn't hit him it the head or chest!

As far as scuffs, scrapes, rock dings and such go I could care less. Part of the reason I got the GS was stuff like that really...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By FBB
Ditto

I did the same thing to mine only at 80 mph on the interstate. A little time with some clamps, a ball peen hammer, and a lead shot filled bag and mine open and close good again. I did have to shorten...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 223,726
Posted By FBB
Skid Plate

Depending how much protection you want there is this option.

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-skid-plate-kit-for-the-bmw-r-1200-r/pcid/613-5
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By FBB
Noise

Looked at the spacing on the beak? You said it had been down and maybe tweaked.

I had taken the beak off to install a oil cooler guard and apparently didn't get it quite right when I re installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,612
Posted By FBB
Hyperlites

I think Hyperlites should be paying me a commission. After I installed them on my wife's and my bikes several people I know saw them and bought them.

They have been running for 4 years on a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,523
Posted By FBB
Saet check

How many went out and looked at their seat like me just to make sure? :wink:

Of course taking it off and putting it back on may actually create a problem where none existed, but I feel better now....
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,210
Posted By FBB
That is some great work there!

That is some great work there!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By FBB
I normally keep the seat in the high on both ends...

I normally keep the seat in the high on both ends position.

Occasionally if I am running a long stretch of dull highway I will lower it in the back to allow me to slouch a little just for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By FBB
Maybe the bike was built in October during the...

Maybe the bike was built in October during the annual festival... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By FBB
My 2011 was a bit buzzy until it got past the...

My 2011 was a bit buzzy until it got past the first 1000 miles, now it is fine.

I think part of it was the engine needing to break in some, the other part the Tourance EXP's need to wear in a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,441
Posted By FBB
There are worse things than having 2 bikes... :D ...

There are worse things than having 2 bikes... :D

Here is that article they were talking about on the other thread about the GS as a sport tourer http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/2010AugGS.pdf
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,441
Posted By FBB
Yeah it could be MUCH worse! :D I sold the...

Yeah it could be MUCH worse! :D

I sold the FJR this year and took a big gulp of the Kool Aid and bought a GS.

The FJR is a great street bike, but off the pavement not so good. I know several...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,441
Posted By FBB
Here are a couple of FJR specific forums...

Here are a couple of FJR specific forums http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index.php?act=idx

http://www.fjrforum.com/

The forums are obviously biased as they are FJR forums, but most people...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,830
Posted By FBB
Congrats on working out a deal that works for...

Congrats on working out a deal that works for you!

Every time I think about how much fun and simple an older sportster might be, I look at pictures I have of me (6'2" 215 lbs) on my 1986 883 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,830
Posted By FBB
"How do you think the GS compares to the FJR...

"How do you think the GS compares to the FJR performance wise? I'm thinking a bit less acceleration with somewhat lighter handling on the street."

For me, the GS is actually faster in the tight...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,830
Posted By FBB
" I've been known to plan vacations sitting at a...

" I've been known to plan vacations sitting at a bar, then leave the next morning. Heck I've planned them while drinking a cup of coffee before, then left within the hour."

That is probably the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,542
Posted By FBB
Absolutely

It IS ugly, but functional in ways pretty bikes will never be.

My wife likes the look of it, but her opinion on looks is suspect as she married me. :evil

My last bike (1300 FJR) was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,016
Posted By FBB
That has been my experience as well. The...

That has been my experience as well.

The magnetic tank bag I used for my gloss black FJR sat very snugly and in several thousand miles of use it never scratched or scuffed the paint. Being gloss...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 160,187
Posted By FBB
I think it looks good with the grey and black...

I think it looks good with the grey and black accents on the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,509
Posted By FBB
Very well done! :clap Sent it to several...

Very well done! :clap

Sent it to several of my friends and my 74 year old still riding father in law.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By FBB
+1

+1
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,667
Posted By FBB
That took some imagination to picture a Road King...

That took some imagination to picture a Road King seat on the Honda!

Love it! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 121,357
Posted By FBB
Per diagram and looking at a 2012 GSA at the...

Per diagram and looking at a 2012 GSA at the dealers the washers should go between the winglet and the fairing.

Worrying about if they will scratch the fairing seems odd as you have to drill holes...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,198
Posted By FBB
My wife's 2011 R1200R used about 1/2 a quart in...

My wife's 2011 R1200R used about 1/2 a quart in the first 600 miles and nothing for the next 1100.

My 2011 GS hasn't had to have a drop added since I bought it 2 months and 1400 miles ago.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By FBB
I have only had the GS a couple of months, but...

I have only had the GS a couple of months, but you can add me to the group that likes it.

I really like the capabilty to change setting on the fly. :deal

Long dull flat strech? Use Comfort or...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,667
Posted By FBB
You must have been the test model for the seat!...

You must have been the test model for the seat! :D

I know a lot of people that loved it, but for me the thing was the most painful torture rack of a seat ever designed.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,410
Posted By FBB
I had the same issue with my 2011 GS until I...

I had the same issue with my 2011 GS until I adjusted the bike to me.

The shifting is much more positive in ALL gears.

Problem solved.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,667
Posted By FBB
The worst seat I ever had was on a 2004 Road...

The worst seat I ever had was on a 2004 Road King. 50 miles and my spine hurt even after making all the needed bike and suspension adjustments. What a POS, and this was on a touring bike.

Which...
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