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Forum: Vendors 07-25-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,374
Posted By gr8grins
Me too

NEVER AGAIN. This outfit is a completely disorganized bunch of liars. I would quit riding if I had to do business with them.
Shipping was late, package incomplete, parts didn't fit, lies from some...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,089
Posted By gr8grins
Atomic Moto

Brian at Atomic Moto is a boot master. He has years of experience both in the manufacturing and retail end and has helped my wife and I find just the right boot for our situation. He is honest and...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By gr8grins
Good plan

Excellent idea! Thank you!
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By gr8grins
Hell yeah!

I need one of those too! What's the best?
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By gr8grins
car to bike communication

Hi All!
I am going on a long trip this summer and will have companions in a car for part of the trip. I would like to be able to chat with them using my Scala Rider G9. Is there any way or device...
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,084
Posted By gr8grins
light mounts for x challenge

I'll take a set.
PM sent
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,229
Posted By gr8grins
Temperature

With the GSW ambient temperature is less of an issue because the engine operating temperature is more controlled than in past models. This being the case, tolerances in the engine can be tighter...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-01-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,887
Posted By gr8grins
Go!

First: set the date (don't tell employer yet) for your departure. Carve it in stone. Make the hotel res for the first week. Pay for it. Now you're committed.
Second: set some destinations with no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By gr8grins
This might help

Here is a link that might help you decide. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958437
My experience with Altrider has been the same as this gentleman's. Absolute first quality. Well worth...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By gr8grins
Be careful

I bought a set of crash bars from Happy Trails for my wife's F650 GS and they were very poorly constructed, they did not fit properly, and the return process was despicable. I would not buy anything...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,075
Posted By gr8grins
Just do it!

I have had a 2011 and 2012 GSA and recently UPGRADED to a 2014 GSA. It is phenomenal! To answer your questions:

1. YES it is worth the money. It is not a premium, it's money well spent....
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By gr8grins
Not true.

I have a ultra high pressure common rail diesel motor and the fuel is returned to the tank exactly as you describe and it is blatantly stated that B20 will NOT void the warranty. 71,000 miles and...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,664
Posted By gr8grins
Almost...

The Methanol used in the mfg process of biodiesel is destructive to some fuel lines, gaskets, and seals.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,480
Posted By gr8grins
I know!

It causes the oil to have to be changed. But what kind now that the ecu is reset? Oh, the agony! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By gr8grins
Great idea! It makes sense geometrically but I...

Great idea! It makes sense geometrically but I tried it and it didn't seem to make a difference.
None the less, I really appreciate the suggestion.
Thanks!
grins
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By gr8grins
Tkc 80 question

After reading as much as I could about some 50/50 or so tires I decided the tkc 80s were the right tires. I rode a 1200gs with them and they were great on and off road so decided to try them on my X...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By gr8grins
Yes

Good question. The wheels were balanced by the shop that mounted them.
Another note-
The front is tubeless and the rear is a "tube type". Could this influence it?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 827
Posted By gr8grins
Hf

Harbor Freight has a pack for 7 or 8 bucks that fit several different filters including the one on the '14 GSAW.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By gr8grins
White stuff?

Are you talking about the white stuff?
I asked when I bought my GSAW and my dealer said it is part if the assembly process and he would worry if it wasn't there. Mine looked like that when it was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By gr8grins
Tkc 80s on an X Challenge

After reading as much as I could about some 50/50 or so tires I decided the tkc 80s were the right tires. I rode a 1200gs with them and they were great on and off road so decided to try them on my X...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,774
Posted By gr8grins
I'll check

Interesting thought. I will check. It hasn't changed from the Metzler Saharas. Do tkc 80s need different settings? I'm new at this so I am grateful for any advice.
Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 24,774
Posted By gr8grins
Please help!

After reading as much as I could about some 50/50 or so tires I decided the tkc 80s were the right tires. I rode a 1200gs with them and they were great on and off road so decided to try them on my X...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,155
Posted By gr8grins
Just say no!

The dealer with whom you spoke is full of shit. He wants to sell you a bike now rather than the one you really need.
I know from experience that the ESA will not suffice to "lower" the bike as you...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,469
Posted By gr8grins
Klim

I go to Starbucks but not on my bike. And NEVER in my gear.
I just finished a 3,000 mile trip to Death Valley that saw temps from the mid 20s to low 90s and the Klim Adventure Air suit with the gore...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By gr8grins
I wear a Klim jacket with the cutout for the neck...

I wear a Klim jacket with the cutout for the neck brace. I have tried it with my RP3 and it doesn't work. The jacket needs to be made for a neck brace or you can unzip it just a bit.
Helmet is an...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By gr8grins
Neck brace

I used to have the same issue. Until... I decided to try a road ride on my GSA with my Leatt neck brace. When I feel fatigue in my neck I just rest my helmet back on the brace. It's really comfy,...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 64,378
Posted By gr8grins
Amusing...

I always feel badly for those that apologize for their perception that they incorrectly use the English language. It seems that most of the time their useage is more correct than those for whom...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By gr8grins
Yep

Thanks cug, you're right. Hopefully this will help others in the same predicament.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By gr8grins
2014 GSAW oem cases/locks

Hi All,
Can the lock cores from the oem cases on my 2012 GSA be used in the latches on the cases for the 2014 GSAW? I know the key would be different and that's alright.

Also, has anyone zip...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 944
Posted By gr8grins
Old lock cores

Does anyone know if the lock cores from the BMW boxes on a 2012 GSA can be used on the new boxes?

If so, how is one to remove them and install them in the new boxes?

I know the keys would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By gr8grins
Sweet!

That's good news! If anyone else has more info that would be super!
Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By gr8grins
Mid model changes?

Hi All, I'm considering a new GSAW. The nearest dealer has one that is an earlier built one and I'm wondering if BMW has made any changes to the bikes that are mfgd now vs at the end of 2013 that...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,737
Posted By gr8grins
It depends

It depends on the type of weather in which you most frequently find yourself.

I have the BMW R3P and like the jacket and pants a lot. 15000 miles and it's still in tip top shape. The liner...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,084
Posted By gr8grins
Which forks?

Hey Mark! It's Brad from Oregon.
Did you mount the Marzocchis or does your bike still have the stock forks?
Thanks!
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,084
Posted By gr8grins
X Challenge

I too have an X Challenge and would like a set on which to mount some Cyclops LEDs.

Please PM me as I don't check here too often.

Thanks,

Brad
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,453
Posted By gr8grins
Lean?

For those of you who have the new GSAW and have/had a cam head, do you notice the similar lean running characteristics, particularly at low throttle angles, that the cam head has? (Like surging and...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 64,378
Posted By gr8grins
A couple questions... (damn this thing works!)

I have 2 totally separate questions about the AFXIED devices:

1. Have they been tested on the new GS/GSA wet heads? (I'm thinking of getting one and if they too have the lean characteristics of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,480
Posted By gr8grins
Nice tool!

I have one too and use it on my cam head. It works well. I got mine at some random auto parts store for about 5 bucks if one doesn't want to order it. Thanks for posting. It's useful and inexpensive.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 489
Posted By gr8grins
New GSAW lean running?

For those of you who have the new GSAW and have/had a cam head, do you notice the similar lean running characteristics, particularly at low throttle angles, that the cam head has? (Like surging and...
Forum: Ride reports 03-02-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,821
Posted By gr8grins
Mmmmmhhhhhhhmmmmm

If it's so easy to look up then maybe you should because you didn't answer my question.

Dental school application and admission process is the same as medical school. I've done both.
Medical...
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