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Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By ShaftEd
That's the beauty of a GS, you can load it with...

That's the beauty of a GS, you can load it with all sorts of stuff. As much as your wallet allows, or you can keep it simple as some of us like to do, and yes, all my GS's do occasional trackdays....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By ShaftEd
A Suburban can't do a trackday worth a damn, but...

A Suburban can't do a trackday worth a damn, but a GSW sure as hell can. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By ShaftEd
Tank bag is from swmotech quick lock micro at...

Tank bag is from swmotech quick lock micro at twisted throttle.com
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By ShaftEd
What is wrong with you? Donít you know that you...

What is wrong with you? Donít you know that you are supposed to add as much junk as is possible to your Adv bike to make it more Adv-ish?

OK, Just kidding. Iím with you. I donít like adding a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 405,962
Posted By ShaftEd
You just loosen the torx head screws holding the...

You just loosen the torx head screws holding the radiator shrouds on and then tuck the foam in on each side (hand cut to be slightly larger than the rads on each side). Tighten the screws and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,392
Views: 405,962
Posted By ShaftEd
Uni Airfilter foam. Around $15 from Amazon. No...

Uni Airfilter foam. Around $15 from Amazon. No temp issues, no bug issues.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By ShaftEd
Somebody please explain the Suzuki Gladius....

Somebody please explain the Suzuki Gladius. :deal:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,959
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 did too in its early life. Maybe 3 or 4...

My 2014 did too in its early life. Maybe 3 or 4 times total. Hasn't done it in the last 10k miles though. I'm at 20k miles now.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By ShaftEd
It looks like you will have to take the 2008...

It looks like you will have to take the 2008 preload adjuster and put it on your 2005 shock. Then all the connectors should match up. You will need some way to compress the spring to take apart so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 4,517
Posted By ShaftEd
Been riding for 40 years, most of them without...

Been riding for 40 years, most of them without electronic aids. However, latest years Iíve been on BMWís and now a 2014 GS with all the abbreviations. I have no issue as they can all be turned off...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,438
Posted By ShaftEd
You bet, I paid a lot of extra $ to have a gps...

You bet, I paid a lot of extra $ to have a gps and brackets that block the top half of my speedo, so I mostly use the nav V to show my speed in digital form.:rofl

Kind of ridiculous, but its...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,862
Posted By ShaftEd
Whatís wrong with a little trail braking? Thatís...

Whatís wrong with a little trail braking? Thatís usually the way I enter a corner. On the brakes while starting my lean and then gradually let off brakes as the lean gets steeper. However, I donít...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By ShaftEd
Tough call. Iíve been riding different year...

Tough call. Iíve been riding different year 1150/1200 GSís for years and thousands of miles (quite a bit off road) without any ride modes at all. I didnít have traction control and I usually turned...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 94,544
Posted By ShaftEd
Cycles, Here's a thread in GSpot about a warranty...

Cycles, Here's a thread in GSpot about a warranty issue on a burned out 2012 GS wiring harness. You may not be the only one that this happened to.:deal
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By ShaftEd
From what I can tell the Denali D1 Microís at...

From what I can tell the Denali D1 Microís at 2.4Ē long are quite a bit smaller than the BMW oem leds. Not to mention the Twisted Throttle D1ís and light bar were about $300 total. Much cheaper than...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By ShaftEd
If you have cracks in the rubber of your valve...

If you have cracks in the rubber of your valve stems, you need new valve stems.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 875
Posted By ShaftEd
Running the Denali Micro's on my 2014 too. I used...

Running the Denali Micro's on my 2014 too. I used Twisted Throttle's light bar as I don't have crash bars to mount with. I also don't like monster sized lights hanging off the bike.:deal:1drink
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 353,636
Posted By ShaftEd
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,082
Posted By ShaftEd
Another one sipping the Kool-aid.:deal:D:1drink

Another one sipping the Kool-aid.:deal:D:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,187
Posted By ShaftEd
I'm all messed up. I bought a GS because it goes...

I'm all messed up. I bought a GS because it goes in the dirt. What the hell was I thinking?:D:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,187
Posted By ShaftEd
Yes, they are long distance bikes, but say they...

Yes, they are long distance bikes, but say they were all on the same showroom floor. Iím looking at the C-14 and the FJR. Seems a good comparison. Then Iím going to say to myself, ďHow about this big...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,187
Posted By ShaftEd
Since when did a C-14, FJR1300, and a GSA end up...

Since when did a C-14, FJR1300, and a GSA end up in the same catagory? Wouldn't you want to buy a bike that did what you want and has the features you want.:deal:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,082
Posted By ShaftEd
Just shy of 20,000 miles on my 2014. We had a few...

Just shy of 20,000 miles on my 2014. We had a few honeymoon issues (weeping coolant which fixed itself after some miles, Gas cap broke and replaced under warranty). Had a rock get caught in rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By ShaftEd
Corroded, Your lock rings are correct for the...

Corroded, Your lock rings are correct for the 1150GS Ohlins. Jim's show the correct lock rings for a 1200GS.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,417
Posted By ShaftEd
You and I know that any 2014 GS/A is liquid...

You and I know that any 2014 GS/A is liquid cooled, but many visiting this forum do not. If we add the LC to the description, it will cut down responses that don't have anything to do with an LC...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 58,185
Posted By ShaftEd
Might be a good idea to check your GSAP if you're...

Might be a good idea to check your GSAP if you're having problem. Check that the bolt holding the gsap to the shift shaft is snug. Check that there is nothing in the way for up and down movement like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By ShaftEd
Stu, on your 09 GS, pull in the clutch for a few...

Stu, on your 09 GS, pull in the clutch for a few seconds and then put the bike in first gear. No clunk. I used to love that on my old Hexhead. Doesn't help with the Wethead wet clutch though.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,301
Posted By ShaftEd
Only weird ESA thing with my 2014 is on a few...

Only weird ESA thing with my 2014 is on a few occasions when I fill up at the gas station, I fire up the bike and it settles down to the single helmet setting and then goes right back to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By ShaftEd
This was a few years ago, but I believe for my...

This was a few years ago, but I believe for my 2000 1150GS Ohlins, I went up one spring stiffness in the front and two in the rear, which I believe had me at a 160 for the rear (stock is 140). I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By ShaftEd
Speedy, The Yacugar front Emulsion has preload...

Speedy, The Yacugar front Emulsion has preload and rebound. No compression adjustment. I'm sure it would be much better than stock, but I'd go with the fully adjustable S-RS shock. You want the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,867
Posted By ShaftEd
MSC or BMWís version ABS Pro is coming on the...

MSC or BMWís version ABS Pro is coming on the 2015 S1000RR. The S1000RR already has a lean angle sensor, so it was probably a lot easier to fit the MSC module which needs data from lean angle. Iím...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,910
Posted By ShaftEd
That's the nice part about riding a BMW, nobody...

That's the nice part about riding a BMW, nobody wants to steal those. Mostly what happens when I park the Beemer is someone leaves a $1 tucked in the seat with a note that says "Here, you need this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,999
Posted By ShaftEd
I always carry a 1/2 qt in my bags during a road...

I always carry a 1/2 qt in my bags during a road trip. Have only needed for riding buddy's to borrow. Other reason I carry some is for a tip over that could crack the valve cover. I also have JB weld...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,945
Posted By ShaftEd
Quite a difference from Soft, Normal, Hard on my...

Quite a difference from Soft, Normal, Hard on my 14. I usually run in Dynamic mode and Soft barely has any rebound or compression damping. It's a big wallowing cloud. Normal works pretty good almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,945
Posted By ShaftEd
Jet, This quote is right out of the BMW Motorrad...

Jet, This quote is right out of the BMW Motorrad site for the R1200GS:

"This semiactive suspension monitors the vertical movement of front and rear wheel control in travel and speed as well as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,863
Posted By ShaftEd
WellInsured, you may want to ask your GS...

WellInsured, you may want to ask your GS questions over at GSpot. You'll get no love over here. :deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 353,636
Posted By ShaftEd
I remember two bikes here on Advrider with broken...

I remember two bikes here on Advrider with broken cam chains(a 2013 and a 2014). One owner got a new bike. Can't remember what happened for the other owner.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,341
Posted By ShaftEd
Curvesurfer, you're missing out on all that so...

Curvesurfer, you're missing out on all that so called GSA "prestige" mentioned earlier in this thread. :deal:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,960
Posted By ShaftEd
I donít think there is any issue with the...

I donít think there is any issue with the transmission; itís the clutch that gives me fits. The variable engagement point. Sometimes right off the bar, and other times way out at the end of lever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,996
Posted By ShaftEd
To the OP, you should take the comment as an...

To the OP, you should take the comment as an insult. Trust me, I would know. I ride a BMW.:deal:1drink
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