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Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,037
Posted By 2wheelsrule
A few months ago I replaced the strip on my '09...

A few months ago I replaced the strip on my '09 with 12k miles on it. No recal needed, though I imagine that depends on how closely the new strip matches the old one electrically. You do need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,680
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Get them, you'll notice a marked difference...

Get them, you'll notice a marked difference between the three settings, unlike stock. I have about 3k miles on mine now, no issues. Bought them from Ted as well. :D

As for a "real review", there...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,951
Posted By 2wheelsrule
If you want to mount crash bars, I'd pass....

If you want to mount crash bars, I'd pass. Otherwise I'd probably go for it with a hefty discount, assuming I could get a bore scope into the hole and verify the crack is parallel to the main block...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 982,042
Posted By 2wheelsrule
The new tiger, BMW's, and Moto Guzzi have shaft...

The new tiger, BMW's, and Moto Guzzi have shaft drive systems that reduced the "shaft jacking" common to a standard shaft drive. The only bike with a "normal" double sided swingarm that contains...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 30,480
Posted By 2wheelsrule
No need, my local dealer has one. Meh, I think I...

No need, my local dealer has one. Meh, I think I like the looks of the previous SE better.
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,102
Views: 184,013
Posted By 2wheelsrule
GTL track photos

I took CLASS a few weeks ago at Infineon. One of the instructors, who I believe owns a BMW dealership in Oregon, rode his demo GTL. Here's a link to the photos of it:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,797
Posted By 2wheelsrule
On a recent trip, my gps agreed with the...

On a recent trip, my gps agreed with the road-side "Your Speed Is..." trailers every time. My GS's speedo was around 8-9% fast.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Ok, problem solved. It was the rocker clearance...

Ok, problem solved. It was the rocker clearance on the right cylinder intake. I read on Ted Porters site that even when these are in spec, they can be very loud if not adjusted close to the miniumum....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I thought some of the earlier R12s had the spring...

I thought some of the earlier R12s had the spring style tensioner? From what I remember reading they only used them in some 2005 models, so my 2006 should have the new style. However, if it does, why...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By 2wheelsrule
new noise during long trip - tensioner issue?

During the latter part of a 3k mile trip, I noticed my bike had a fairly loud "klacking" at idle. It was particuarly pronounced after riding a long section of twisties in 95 degree heat.

My bike...
Forum: Americas 07-19-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 871
Posted By 2wheelsrule
SF Bay Area to Yellowstone - suggestions?

I've got a 8 day, 7 night moto camping trip planned from the SF Bay area to Yellowstone. Three days to get there, one full day there, then four days to return. I've done several trips in CA/OR/WA, ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I did my own 600 mile service on my 2006. The...

I did my own 600 mile service on my 2006. The manual is pretty clear. Even took photos of torquing the cylinder heads per the spec. If you have experience working on motorcycles in the past,...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2009, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,573
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I know more than a few people trail riding the...

I know more than a few people trail riding the CRF450R - you'll need to gear it down, redo the suspension for your liking (softer springs & valving probably), and add appropriate farkle. Personally,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Fuel pumps are kept cool by the fuel surrounding...

Fuel pumps are kept cool by the fuel surrounding them - it is a really bad idea to continually run the tank very low. At least, I've had a few auto mechanics tell me this. My Nissan Frontier has 184k...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By 2wheelsrule
You feel a bit more wind on your legs - upper...

You feel a bit more wind on your legs - upper body didn't change.

I didn't anticipate some of posts on this thread, though I should have figured I'd get a lot of smart ass comments. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2009, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By 2wheelsrule
It looked just like the bike in your avatar.

It looked just like the bike in your avatar.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,398
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I think I'm the only one on the planet who's done this, but....

My Adventure was complaining she couldn't see her cylinder heads, and all the other bikes were calling her fat. So I put her on a diet. My own version of the upcoming SE... well, without the ABS &...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2009, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,016
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I just "detankered" my 2006 adventure to see if I...

I just "detankered" my 2006 adventure to see if I like 'em skinny better. Weights from what I pulled off:

Adv tank vs std = 4 lb
Stock crash bars = 12 lb

Not including the extra fuel, that's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Ok, well, I talk to my dealer - he said my bike...

Ok, well, I talk to my dealer - he said my bike actually has the strip, but if I want the new sensor to work correctly it will most likely need to be calibrated.

BTW, I am weighing all the parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By 2wheelsrule
'06 vs '07 fuel sender questions

I have a 2006 Adventure and am swapping the tank out for a normal GS one - I want to live with the smaller size for a while to see if I get another Adventure or the standard GS next time. The 5.3...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,355
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Does anyone know if the brackets will fit the...

Does anyone know if the brackets will fit the 06-07 model? I have an adventure and would like to get rid of the cheesy looking light mount bar.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2009, 12:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,625
Posted By 2wheelsrule
So did you go through with the software update? I...

So did you go through with the software update? I just installed this unit on my '06 GSA that I purchase new in May of 2006. Interestingly, I got "harness E" listed above, but the connector was not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,128
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I bought some trunk carpet from Kragen, and glued...

I bought some trunk carpet from Kragen, and glued it in with 3M spray adhesive. It took a while but I like the cushion it provides. I only did the larger right case that way - in the left one I put...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2008, 09:08 PM
Replies: 575
Views: 125,947
Posted By 2wheelsrule
So I was browsing the latest issue of American...

So I was browsing the latest issue of American Motorcyclist, and in the "Upcoming Models" section, was a photo and text for the SMT. Either the AMA is mistaken, or KTM is being coy.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,226
Posted By 2wheelsrule
My 2000 Nissan Frontier has 176k miles on it....

My 2000 Nissan Frontier has 176k miles on it. I've never replace the fuel filter - I'm assuming it is intregal to the pump inside the tank. My R1200GS will never get anywhere near that mileage on it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,112
Posted By 2wheelsrule
+1 for Marc Parnes. Works great with a set of...

+1 for Marc Parnes. Works great with a set of jackstands.

Personally, mounting the tire is the huge pain. Balancing is a simple 5 minute job.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I had Redline Shockproof Heavy in my '04 K1200RS...

I had Redline Shockproof Heavy in my '04 K1200RS when the FD developed play at ~9k miles. My dealer replaced it under warranty, no questions asked. I'm assuming it went back to BMW - never got a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2008, 12:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,523
Posted By 2wheelsrule
MCN article made the same claim.

MCN article made the same claim.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,523
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Well, the GS and I made the 1k mile trip with no...

Well, the GS and I made the 1k mile trip with no issues, oil leaks, or increased bearing play. In fact, my friend with the Kanatuna killed his battery and had to push start his bike (good thing he...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,523
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Yes, just got home from a 20 mile commute. I just...

Yes, just got home from a 20 mile commute. I just checked it and the play is gone - although something is creaking a little, I don't notice the play that was there when I got home last night.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,523
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I checked it after getting off the bike and...

I checked it after getting off the bike and putting it in the garage.

Two other things of note from the article:

1. At an internal dealer meeting BMW decided to extend the FD warranty on all...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,523
Posted By 2wheelsrule
OMG, TEH SKY IS FALLING!!! Ok Jim, thanks. ...

OMG, TEH SKY IS FALLING!!!

Ok Jim, thanks.

My riding partners for the trip are on a FZ6, WeeStrom, and a 1990 Kanatuna - you can only imagine the hell I'll go through if my FD barfs. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,523
Posted By 2wheelsrule
MCN final drive article - what timing

So today I brought my bike to the dealer to have the codes checked and a TB sync done - yes, I know I can do the TB sync myself, but it's worth $40 to me to keep the dealer involved on the bike while...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By 2wheelsrule
This happened to me last Friday, in the middle of...

This happened to me last Friday, in the middle of the CA heat wave. I got on my bike to get home. It was very hot so I buttoned over to the temp.... to see "77 F". Umm... ok.

The other odd thing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,922
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Mudsling Installed

Reference info

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=329304

Well, I got it today, and spent all of 10 minutes installing it at work. That included getting my tools out from under the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,443
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I'll let you know when I get it - just ordered...

I'll let you know when I get it - just ordered one. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 21,474
Posted By 2wheelsrule
machineart mudsling ?

'Found this advertised in BMWON. Looks pretty nice. I'm thinking of ordering one, but am curious what other inmates think about it?

http://machineartmoto.com/shopsite_sc/mudsling.html
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By 2wheelsrule
I talked to Klaus about that. He claims he hasn't...

I talked to Klaus about that. He claims he hasn't gotten any back with dinged shafts. In any case, I'm going to try and figure out a way to mount the guard off the stock shock. If that doesn't work,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,361
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Hyperpro on R1200GS Adv

Klaus was serious about his "5 weeks" delivery. They arrived EXACTLY 5 weeks from my order date. I bet he gets them early, and sits on them just to make a perfect delivery :lol3

Order specifics...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,298
Posted By 2wheelsrule
Please add the: Am I a poser 'cause I got...

Please add the:

Am I a poser 'cause I got the GSAdv instead of the GS sport that is clearly a better choice for me bead
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