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Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By QED
Thanks

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By QED
Broken turn signal

I dropped my '05 1200GS the other day and broke the right front turn signal. If some one has replaced one, I could sure use some instruction. It doesn't look difficult, but I'd rather not break...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,640
Posted By QED
heidenau tires

Has anyone tried the heidenau tires on their 1200 gs.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By QED
Ken Thanks a lot

I am staying at my family cabin in Pinecrest, just east of Sonora. My son lives in Folsom. Your less than 2 1/2 hours away. If it works for you, I will take you up on it. Thanks a lot.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By QED
It's not the battery

Im real sure it's not the battery. I'm in N Cal right now and don't know anyone with a GS 911 here. I'll pull the tank and see what I can find. I'll be heading back to North Idaho in about a week...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By QED
Thanks

I'll see what can find.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By QED
Any ideas?

Any ideas at all would be welcome.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,628
Posted By QED
535 drops in

I don't have any tech knowledge about batteries. I bought the 535 because I was happy with my last one. It dropped in my '05 1200GS with no cutting.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By QED
Trouble starting bike

I have an '05 1200 GS with about 95k miles on it. Have never had any problems.

Recently I have had problems starting the bike. The bike does not go thru the normal diagnostic cycle either. When I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By QED
I like my corbin

Must be something wrong with my Corbin, but then I only have about 100k miles on it. Extremely comfortable, no quality issues.

I can ride 1000 mile days on it with no butt rash. Soft seats are...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,365
Posted By QED
voltage is fine on PC535

I checked the voltage on both the battery in my bike and also the one which I replaced last summer. Both read a shy less than 13 volts. Does this mean the battery is fine and I have another problem?...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,365
Posted By QED
which ODYSSEY for my 05 1200gs

Found this thread and am in the need of a new battery. I left my Odyssey 535 unattended over the winter this past year. I was told it was ok to do this. Guess they were wrong. My battery is less than...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-27-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,181
Posted By QED
Check Igor out

I met a guy from Slovakia named Igor who was doing just that. In fact, he was on his third trip around the world. He told me he was writing a book, and he is pretty well known. You should be able to...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-27-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 116,742
Posted By QED
Best campsite yet

I just got back from a Nor Cal BMW rally in Mariposa, Ca. We camped at the county fairgrounds there and it was so nice I thought I should post. Excellent riding in the area and very close to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,052
Posted By QED
90k miles and I'm on number three or maybe four....

90k miles and I'm on number three or maybe four. When my bulbs fail, I just pull out my high beam and use it. When I go by an auto supply I stop and get a new H7. There not expensive like my PIAAS...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By QED
I'm confused. Why would a BMW dealer bad mouth...

I'm confused. Why would a BMW dealer bad mouth after market parts?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By QED
I've got the big one, and it works great for me....

I've got the big one, and it works great for me. I've dropped my bike at least a dozen times and broke my screen once.

I agree with the comment about putting the stock screen back on for dirt. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-09-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,328
Posted By QED
108 just opened

Hi 108 has been closed the past few due to recent storm. Opened this morning at 9;30.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By QED
108 is closed

!08 will be closed until this storm passes.
Forum: Americas 05-05-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,314
Posted By QED
Take the hiways that have "a" at the end.

Unless my recollection is wrong I believe the old roads, (read two lane twisty less traffic), are marked with an "a" at the end.

Example:

The old highway is marked hi 25a, the new freeway is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 790
Posted By QED
check this out jd

I started a thread on here earlier in the week with exactly the same question. Check out this thread.

I bumped it up to make it easy to find. " rubber needs replacing..."
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By QED
check this out

Just bumping this up to make ti easy to find
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By QED
Thumbs down Iv'e had bad luck

I go thru bulbs on my 510's faster than I go thru socks. Mine are mounted on my engine protection bars, which Piaa says is ok. When I had them on a mounting bracket attached just under my beak, I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,465
Posted By QED
I hear ya

When I first purchased my 05' GS bike, the fuel gauge seamed spot on. Then on one ride it seamed to be about half a gallon off. It would say I was out, but on fill up I could maybe get 4.5 gallons...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,247
Posted By QED
Might not be a good idea

I have a friend who has had very bad luck attaching an ipod to his bike. The vibration kills it. Don't know if the same problem exists for phones.

Anyone with experience? I keep mine in my...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,314
Posted By QED
Free camping

Check out the laws in Canada. I have ridden up there quite a bit, and was told by locals that you can set up camp just about anywhere. I don't know for sure, but it's worth checking out.

Ride...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By QED
Thumb I live just off 108

Tioga is not yet open, and my experience is that you cannot count on projected opening dates. Check before you leave.

That being said, there are many primitive camps sites east of 108 summit. A...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By QED
Don't plan too much

Once you get on the road your going to change plans based on input from folks you will meet at the local pub. Get a general idea of where you want to go, then play it by ear. You'll have more fun....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By QED
What else should i do?

As long as I'm in there and wanting to learn about my bike, are there other simple maintenance items I should consider? Nothing too complex please.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By QED
Thumb Thanks folks

I'm sure you guys already know how helpful you are, and how appreciative I am.

There is a tool mentioned which I can't recall. It is used to remove the swing arm. You put a screw thru it and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By QED
How long does it take to get hot enough

Sounds like I should go the torch route. About how long does it take? Can I get it too hot, or cause any damage?

Thanks for the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,066
Posted By QED
Using heat bolts

I'm starting to gain a little confidence working on my '05 1200GS. So far all I have done is standard maintenance, brakes, and tires. I have been searching this site looking for help on replacing the...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,324
Posted By QED
Check out Moab area in Utah

Lots of parks and worth seeing. Also check out North Idaho and North west Montana. highway 2. Your big problem is, there is way too much to see it all. Pick out a region and talk to the locals when...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 25,191
Posted By QED
I read it

I'm just saying, mine did the same. It's not unusual. I have 90k with no problems and no oil usage. My bike is running great, it just takes some time. It's not a problem.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 914
Posted By QED
Consider a micro-brew trip

I like beer, you may not. But a micro -brew trip would be really cool. Oregon, Northern California. You could also do a w
ine trip on the same ride.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,208
Posted By QED
I don't give out my spots

I don't believe it proper to give out specific spots. But you might want to consider Saratoga Wyoming.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 735
Posted By QED
Don't count on it.

I live just off H-108, which is the pass just north of Tioga. At this time Tioga is not open. It should be open in a week or two, but don't count on it. Check before you come.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,324
Posted By QED
Avenue of the Giants

In California, the Avenue of the Giants and Yosemite are musts.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,920
Posted By QED
Damn right

biggest mistake people make is figuring out what they might possible need and taking it. There are stores along the way. If you find you need something, you can always buy it on the road.
Forum: Americas 04-29-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,519
Posted By QED
What not to take

I cannot advise on a bike.

The best advice I can give is to not pack for more than a few days. Believe it or not California is not short of stores. You can get everything you might need on the...
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