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Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,046
Posted By RL Lemke
That's a good point. Same with the K1600 in that...

That's a good point. Same with the K1600 in that the oil level in the dry sump system seems to confound some with the low level when cold, leading to overfilling.

With the two GSs I owned, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,046
Posted By RL Lemke
Some boxer and some K1600 motors, as most don't...

Some boxer and some K1600 motors, as most don't consume oil.

One of two reasons:

Manufacturing mistakes, or poor manufacturing quality. Something I doubt as BMW is indeed a quality company with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,046
Posted By RL Lemke
I find it interesting to read comments from BMW...

I find it interesting to read comments from BMW motorcycle owners who have to add oil between oil changes. Even more interesting is how BMW allows oil consumption of 1 liter every 1,000 km before it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,046
Posted By RL Lemke
Break-In BMW & Motoman are pretty much the same.

Seems that engine break-in discussions are emotional. Can't see why as we all purchase new vehicles from time to time, which requires some thought about how to treat the new engine.

Reading the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By RL Lemke
R1200GSW Tiedown Strap Location Change?

Reading the owners manual shows a different front strap location. Starting at the handlebars and passing the strap through the suspension A-frame then down to the trailer.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,137
Posted By RL Lemke
Would this GS look better with the black GSA...

Would this GS look better with the black GSA wheels and hubs?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By RL Lemke
Simple comparison: Pay $580 to Woody to have...

Simple comparison:

Pay $580 to Woody to have him change the color of your silver spoked rims.

Or,

Pay BMW for a new set of spoked wheels.

The OP was to discuss the the new anodizing...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,793
Posted By RL Lemke
I don't have much interest in keyless for a car....

I don't have much interest in keyless for a car. For a GS though, it seems like a good idea because of easier gas refills. No more shuffling the key back and forth. Easier to leave the fob in my...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By RL Lemke
Here are all the posted photos:...

Here are all the posted photos: http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Other/Dallas-LED-Shootout/

We worked hard at getting a fair comparison.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,793
Posted By RL Lemke
So, it's true. The issue of a back-up key becomes...

So, it's true. The issue of a back-up key becomes a lot less important when you can carry the tiny spare plastic key in your wallet. One more reason to get the keyless option.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,793
Posted By RL Lemke
2015 Keyless Backseat Spare Question

The local dealer mentioned that under the rear seat there is a place to insert the plastic spare key and operate the bike, should you lose the remote.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,522
Posted By RL Lemke
Lunch?

Lunch?
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By RL Lemke
R1200RTW with body mounted Erica LEDs with...

R1200RTW with body mounted Erica LEDs with CanOpener3 and lights at minimum brightness, about 5%:

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/photos/i-4QN3nnT/0/X3/i-4QN3nnT-X3.jpg

And,
...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By RL Lemke
Erica LEDs off & Darla LEDs at 50% ...

Erica LEDs off & Darla LEDs at 50%

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Spring-2014-4-Corners-Ride/i-63S2QQW/0/X3/cbdane-Coronado-a-X3.jpg

Erica LEDs at 15% abd Darla LEDs at 50%:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,114
Posted By RL Lemke
New Clearwater thread in Equipment forum. ...

New Clearwater thread in Equipment forum.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025640
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,244
Posted By RL Lemke
Clearwater LED Light Test

In 2013 a few K1600 owners met to compare the brightness, visibility and light color of different lights. To be as accurate as possible we held the camera settings constant, regardless of photo...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,114
Posted By RL Lemke
Erica and Darla LEDs ...

Erica and Darla LEDs

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Other/Dallas-LED-Shootout/i-gX2kv26/0/X3/Erica-Darla-LED-X3.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By RL Lemke
Well, you are right, maybe complete for a little...

Well, you are right, maybe complete for a little while.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By RL Lemke
I understand. Quickly adding things on the...

I understand. Quickly adding things on the calculator I forgot about the rear disk being inboard.

To spend even the $580 the silver wheels would have to be pretty important. If one desired for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By RL Lemke
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2503...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25039550&postcount=15
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By RL Lemke
You are right, so it takes the price back down to...

You are right, so it takes the price back down to the $3,400 mark. Doesn't change the point that Woody is a good option if one really doesn't want the silver wheels.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,114
Posted By RL Lemke
The updated RL brackets and cbdane button head...

The updated RL brackets and cbdane button head bolts look much better than the square brackets did. :clap

The R1200GSW CanOpener3 eliminated the need for the "volume" dial.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By RL Lemke
2 wheel assemblies, 3 rotors and 1 ABS wheel =...

2 wheel assemblies, 3 rotors and 1 ABS wheel = $3,689.64 + shipping

Cast totaled a little less than $3k

Or

Woody's $580 + shipping to his place in Denver.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By RL Lemke
Black spoke wheels for the GS - Better than new? Interesting option.

I'm most interested in a 2015 R1200GS with spoke wheels. However, with the black engine and frame the silver wheels might look better if they were black too. Woody mentioned in the other wheel damage...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,820
Posted By RL Lemke
I feel better about my plan now.

I feel better about my plan now.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By RL Lemke
Lose 8 pounds, eliminate nearly all charger use,...

Lose 8 pounds, eliminate nearly all charger use, easy fit replacement, unaffected by high temperatures, etc... What's not to like other than the price of admission?

That's my plan anyway.

Who...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By RL Lemke
What _cy_ says is that if you under size the...

What _cy_ says is that if you under size the lithium battery it will take a whole lot of amps to recharge, which leads to overheating.

His strong recommendation is to only buy the 36AH rated...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,820
Posted By RL Lemke
That's my thinking too. Photos of the crashed...

That's my thinking too. Photos of the crashed X-Head Machine Art valve cover protectors show that they offer a great deal of protection.

If one wanted to go to the next level of protection, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By RL Lemke
Look only for a 36AH stated lithium battery to...

Look only for a 36AH stated lithium battery to get the right performance. Please take the AH on the label with a grain of salt as it is only a "equivalent" AH number. Not useful for our use.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By RL Lemke
Shorai says to also purchase their charger to...

Shorai says to also purchase their charger to keep the cells balanced. EarthX has that balancing circuitry built-in. _cy_ says that special chargers aren't necessary.

The other circuitry in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By RL Lemke
The problem has been that the AH ratings used by...

The problem has been that the AH ratings used by the lithium battery guys use are in error for our purposes. The hot ticket is to fit the most AH lithium possible into the battery compartment. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By RL Lemke
I hereby freely admit that I waste money on...

I hereby freely admit that I waste money on motorcycle consumables:

Tires - I replace them before they are completely shot. Before long rides I get new tires installed so as to not worry about...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By RL Lemke
The AdvRider battery guru: ...

The AdvRider battery guru:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=757934&page=101
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 818
Posted By RL Lemke
GSW Battery - Thinking Lithium

I switched to a Shorai lithium battery for my K1600GT and enjoyed having it for two years. It was like my starter was supercharged with every start. :evil From freezing at Lake Tahoe to 100+...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,820
Posted By RL Lemke
More a low side drop or slide. More than that,...

More a low side drop or slide. More than that, the occasional embarrassing drop just standing.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,820
Posted By RL Lemke
It has been interesting reading the articles...

It has been interesting reading the articles comparing the KTM with the BMW. Each having strengths different from the other.

As opposed to most here, I am in the research mode before replacing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,820
Posted By RL Lemke
http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-GS/i-NT...

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-GS/i-NTn3JpZ/0/X3/IMG_0677-X3.jpg

http://rllemke.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/New-GS/i-JZd3BCM/0/X3/IMG_0678-X3.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,820
Posted By RL Lemke
No link, just in the magazine issue s far. There...

No link, just in the magazine issue s far. There is a photo of a whole lot of epoxy putty making a temporary repair to keep the oil inside the engine. Worked, as they were able to continue the ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,820
Posted By RL Lemke
Cycle World R1200GSA: Head damage while at Moab.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/07/18/bmw-r1200gs-adventure-vs-ktm-1190-adventure-r-long-term-test-intro-review-and-specifications/

Did all y'all see the latest Cycle World issue, where in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 570
Posted By RL Lemke
_cy_ is right in that one choosing to go with a...

_cy_ is right in that one choosing to go with a lithium battery should be prepared to spend enough money to get the right size. Shorai and EarthX are both wrong in recommending their 24ah battery as...
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