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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,511
Posted By gsapilot
Sounds like recycling the ignition should reset...

Sounds like recycling the ignition should reset the onboard power socket. The rider's manual states that if the maximum loadability (5amps) is exceeded, the onboard sockets are switched off. Fuses...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,144
Posted By gsapilot
Let us know what your results are. :D

Let us know what your results are. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,144
Posted By gsapilot
Center stand or side stand? Use whichever works...

Center stand or side stand? Use whichever works for you. How about neither? Or both?

There is, and never will be, any empirical data suggesting one is better than the other. Life's all about...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,511
Posted By gsapilot
Did you review your DVD prior to accomplishing,...

Did you review your DVD prior to accomplishing, as I did? :rofl

I mistakenly added the entire jug of oil and now it appears to be overfilled. I guess I'll have to make a mess and drain a bit. (I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By gsapilot
Thanks. I guess we need to find out at what temp...

Thanks. I guess we need to find out at what temp the red "coolant temp too high" light illuminates.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 942
Posted By gsapilot
Can't find any mention of this in the 2014 GSAW...

Can't find any mention of this in the 2014 GSAW manual.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,511
Posted By gsapilot
Nice! Shows what the big Pig can do in the hands...

Nice! Shows what the big Pig can do in the hands of a skilled rider. (You sure it's a Pig? Sounds more like a Panzer) :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By gsapilot
Not so sure carrying spare fuses will actually...

Not so sure carrying spare fuses will actually get you on the road again if the bike won't start and you discover the 10A fuse has blown. Until you determine what caused the fuse to blow in the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,462
Posted By gsapilot
It's not uncommon for a first year model to...

It's not uncommon for a first year model to exhibit numerous teething problems, especially a newly designed BMW loaded with a bunch of gee whiz features. Surprisingly though, there seem to be very...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,366
Posted By gsapilot
Hey wait a minute. I thought you said unheated....

Hey wait a minute. I thought you said unheated. :rofl

And a question - how much do you pay your assistants? It's surely impossible for one person to accomplish the amount of work you've done on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 1,045,972
Posted By gsapilot
And an archetypal bike as well. :thumb

And an archetypal bike as well. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By gsapilot
Sure enough - from the rider's manual: 10 A,...

Sure enough - from the rider's manual:

10 A, Slot 1: instrument cluster, anti-theft alarm
system (DWA), ignition lock, diagnostic socket
7.5 A, Slot 2: left multifunction switch, Tire Pressure...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,511
Posted By gsapilot
Thanks. Might be my next project. Any idea how...

Thanks. Might be my next project. Any idea how durable the plasti-dip will be? (Even if some areas got knicked, I guess you could simply re-spray). Another plus to the dip is that it should be...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,511
Posted By gsapilot
Very nice! Were the crash bars and luggage...

Very nice!

Were the crash bars and luggage rack powder coated or sprayed?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,511
Posted By gsapilot
I guess it matters to those of us who are...

I guess it matters to those of us who are continually trying to improve our photographic skills. You're obviously not a photo geek.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,465
Posted By gsapilot
BMW addressing real issues on a model that's only...

BMW addressing real issues on a model that's only a couple of years old? Now that's a good one. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 525
Posted By gsapilot
Only 10nm torque required on those rear bolts so...

Only 10nm torque required on those rear bolts so I went with the TLAR method.

As far as the oil change, I'm hopeful something like this will prevent leakage onto the skid plate. (Maybe AltRider...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,342
Posted By gsapilot
Those yellow lenses really add to the...

Those yellow lenses really add to the conspicuity. I probably won't add Ericas but am wondering if the stock GSA fog lights can be converted to yellow.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6,041
Views: 1,030,511
Posted By gsapilot
Congrats on an absolutely beautiful bike. Hard to...

Congrats on an absolutely beautiful bike. Hard to believe it's at 24,000 miles. Somebody took very good care of it. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 292,146
Posted By gsapilot
Nice setup. :thumb:thumb

Nice setup. :thumb:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,119
Posted By gsapilot
Another pic:

Another pic:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,119
Posted By gsapilot
Just finished the AltRider install today. Nothing...

Just finished the AltRider install today. Nothing too difficult, and only minimal blood loss due to some sharp edges. Concerning removal for the oil change, I'm with you. Not happening. I'm hoping...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,281
Posted By gsapilot
I see he's wearing the new 2015 BMW Rallye suit!

I see he's wearing the new 2015 BMW Rallye suit!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By gsapilot
Is there an easy way to avoid this problem (other...

Is there an easy way to avoid this problem (other than removing the mudguard altogether)? Replace with a higher grade screw?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,938
Posted By gsapilot
I've got the standard seat mounted in the high...

I've got the standard seat mounted in the high position.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,938
Posted By gsapilot
Another.

Another.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,938
Posted By gsapilot
No gaps here. Can't understand why you have such...

No gaps here. Can't understand why you have such a large gap.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 292,146
Posted By gsapilot
It's a Sargent. Very happy with it.

It's a Sargent. Very happy with it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 292,146
Posted By gsapilot
[QUOTE=ilmostro;25576724]Good bye ugly silver...

[QUOTE=ilmostro;25576724]Good bye ugly silver tank. Hello sexy black tank.

http://ilmostro.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/14-BMW-R1200GS-Adventure/i-m9CWkx5/0/M/032%20%284%29-XL.jpg

Looks great....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,689
Posted By gsapilot
Complete? Yeah, maybe complete for this week or...

Complete? Yeah, maybe complete for this week or until you open the next TT/Alt Rider/Wunderlich catalogue. :rofl

I think we all know it never ends. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,611
Posted By gsapilot
Had one of these on a previous bike after trying...

Had one of these on a previous bike after trying the O ring. Much easier to operate.

http://www.thecycleguys.com/go-cruise-throttle-assist-1/
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,285
Posted By gsapilot
Surprised to see how few of you used cylinder...

Surprised to see how few of you used cylinder head protection back then. Or maybe it wasn't needed?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By gsapilot
Looks like a little over $500 to swap colors on...

Looks like a little over $500 to swap colors on the GSAW.
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=56208&rnd=04282014
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,234
Posted By gsapilot
Looks only a mother could love. :D ...

Looks only a mother could love. :D

Thankfully, it's an amazing machine.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,234
Posted By gsapilot
"Pretty" is not a term that comes to mind with...

"Pretty" is not a term that comes to mind with either one. Handsome maybe? :D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,345
Posted By gsapilot
Tank bags are to be regarded as a necessary evil....

Tank bags are to be regarded as a necessary evil. While I'd much rather ride without one, they're a must have for storage of stuff you need quick access to such as cameras, maps, phones, water etc....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,794
Posted By gsapilot
The RDL looks very comfortable. Who makes...

The RDL looks very comfortable.

Who makes the tank protector on your bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 24,312
Posted By gsapilot
A couple of other GSWs with somewhat similar...

A couple of other GSWs with somewhat similar issues:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1000546&highlight=%22clutch+plates%22
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 292,146
Posted By gsapilot
For once, the often heard term "they all do that"...

For once, the often heard term "they all do that" appears to be correct. Many reports of the right side case being extremely tight. After leaving mine on the bike for a couple of days it seems to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 19,391
Posted By gsapilot
While you're at it, dip that silver cross member...

While you're at it, dip that silver cross member as well. No more reflections off the windscreen.
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