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Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By mgarrett
I had the BMW aluminum cylinder cover protectors...

I had the BMW aluminum cylinder cover protectors on my '07GSA. They worked. A number of horizontal mishaps on forest roads resulted in rock strikes and the aluminum cylinder cover protector did...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,137
Posted By mgarrett
I wouldn't think so. My '07GSA only went to a...

I wouldn't think so. My '07GSA only went to a dealer for warranty work and recalls from the time I bought it in Jan. '08 until April '13. That was well after it was out of warranty by time and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
Posted By mgarrett
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By mgarrett
I did look at that option but decided that for...

I did look at that option but decided that for the price difference I could live without the larger tank and wind screen. Overall I'm quite impressed with the water head. Whether the GSA or GS I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By mgarrett
I wasn't suggesting that you buy a GS, merely...

I wasn't suggesting that you buy a GS, merely pointing out some of the differences between the current GS/GSA's and the older models.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,956
Posted By mgarrett
I realize you're asking about going from a GSA to...

I realize you're asking about going from a GSA to the water cooled GSA. I recently traded from a GSA to the water cooled GS. Maybe some of my observations will apply.

I went from an '07GSA to a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,808
Posted By mgarrett
foam Grip Puppies or neoprene Beemer Buddies?

I need to make the grips a bit larger on my new GS. I tried the foam Grip Puppies on my '07GSA. They did make the grips larger but they really cut down on the heat transmitted to my hands when I ran...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,596
Posted By mgarrett
Tractor Supply used to carry these. This one is...

Tractor Supply used to carry these. This one is ten years old. They were still selling them a few years ago when a friend got his first GS. So far this set has every Torx bit I've needed for working...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 431
Posted By mgarrett
I'm not a n00b, been using this site for close to...

I'm not a n00b, been using this site for close to ten years, but you still taught me something I didn't know. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6,280
Views: 1,095,459
Posted By mgarrett
And, Givi handguards

While the handguards on the water heads do look snazzy they don't seem to provide as much wind/rain protection as the handguards on my old GS. I looked at the Touratech add on but wasn't crazy about...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,280
Views: 1,095,459
Posted By mgarrett
Bigfoot

Put a Touratech large sidestand plate on. More better on soft ground.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By mgarrett
That sounds like a winner. Thanks again!

That sounds like a winner. Thanks again!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 6,280
Views: 1,095,459
Posted By mgarrett
No, I didn't want to get me wet when it was 46...

No, I didn't want to get me wet when it was 46 degrees. And I don't go to Starbucks so I won't be running into you.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6,280
Views: 1,095,459
Posted By mgarrett
Installed Machineartmoto valve cover protectors...

Installed Machineartmoto valve cover protectors and the large BMW bash plate. Started raining so I didn't ride it after.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,139
Posted By mgarrett
Creek crossings.

Creek crossings.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By mgarrett
Excellent! Thanks for the help!

Excellent! Thanks for the help!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By mgarrett
Driving lights and Headlight protector

I've recently traded my '07 GSA for a '15 GS. I'm considering adding LED driving lights using the BMW bar (77 51 8 529 215) and I also want to add a headlight protector but I'm not crazy about the...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By mgarrett
Thanks! I knew I'd get a quick answer on here. ...

Thanks! I knew I'd get a quick answer on here.

Thanks again!
Forum: Canada 09-03-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By mgarrett
Labrador Hotel/Motel info for Mid September

I'm looking into a trip through Labrador in mid September and need info regarding hotel availability during that time. Are rooms generally available in the Labrador City, Happy Valley, and Red Bay to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By mgarrett
Final drive gear ratio change?

When BMW changed the final drive in '07 (drain at the bottom vs. drain at the rear) did they make any changes to the gear ratio? Just curious....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By mgarrett
71 speedometer/68 gps

I checked mine last week with a brand new set of Tourance tires and it showed 71 mph on the speedometer, 68 mph on the GPS.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,180
Posted By mgarrett
Hmmm... Mine was last washed in September....

Hmmm...

Mine was last washed in September. September 2010.

A bit too long ago?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,221
Posted By mgarrett
I bought a Battery Tender Plus a few years ago....

I bought a Battery Tender Plus a few years ago. It came with a pigtail that attached to the battery and the tender just plugs into that when needed. Seems to work quite well.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,028
Posted By mgarrett
One did, one didn't.

I've had two GS's. The first was an '05 that would burn a quart or so each 6,000 miles. I sold it at 22,000. Oil consumption didn't change and it didn't matter if those were easy around home miles or...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,322
Posted By mgarrett
My first GS was an '05 model and had all the...

My first GS was an '05 model and had all the service done at the same BMW dealer. After the 18,000 mile service I knew after just a block or so that they had done something really different. In that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By mgarrett
Not surprised.

I paid around $360 for my first service on my first BMW five years ago and that didn't include changing the final drive oil (it was "lifetime" lube in those days). From talking with various BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,294
Posted By mgarrett
Not too long ago I was looking parts for the...

Not too long ago I was looking parts for the 24,000 mile service and found it much cheaper to go with the Boneyard kit rather than picking up parts from the dealer or various parts sources. I bought...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,261
Posted By mgarrett
You have a valid point there, at least with me. I...

You have a valid point there, at least with me. I do tend to ride more conservatively, speed wise in curves, than many of the people I ride with from time to time. Not long ago I wasn't paying...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
Posted By mgarrett
Thanks for the info. Sounds like the helicoil is...

Thanks for the info. Sounds like the helicoil is the way to go.

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,977
Posted By mgarrett
HeliCoil insert for Valve Cover Protector screws

I am going to replace the left valve cover protector on my GSA (one logging road too many) and need to repair the mounting holes in the head as two of them have been stripped. Would a HeliCoil insert...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-30-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,086
Posted By mgarrett
A deer at 65 MPH and all you have are some...

A deer at 65 MPH and all you have are some bruises and a few cracked ribs? Sounds to me like your luck has turned around. Hang in there.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,865
Posted By mgarrett
GPS vs. Speedo

My GPS's (Garmin 2720 till it died, Zumo 660 since then) both indicate two or three MPH slower than my GSA's speedometer. On a recent trip from NC to Big Bend my brother's GPS (a Garmin, not sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By mgarrett
Some of the end of the model year '07's have the...

Some of the end of the model year '07's have the drain plug on the bottom of the final drive. My '07 was built in August of '07 and has the drain plug on the bottom. And, non-servo ABS.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,423
Posted By mgarrett
'07 GS Adventure, 25,000 miles. Fuel strip...

'07 GS Adventure, 25,000 miles.

Fuel strip replaced around 3,000 miles (fuel gauge quite accurate before it died, useless after it was replaced).

Antenna ring died around 6,000 miles,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,032
Posted By mgarrett
I'll second that. My first GS, an '05,...

I'll second that.

My first GS, an '05, vibrated pretty bad. Since that was the first GS I'd ever had I assumed they were all that way. Mostly felt it in the seat but also in the bars. It was...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 05-18-2010, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,808
Posted By mgarrett
So, it isn't really open? I saw a notice...

So, it isn't really open? I saw a notice somewhere that it was opened last December and was hoping to ride it this summer. Are you saying that was open while buried in snow but once the snow melts...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,732
Posted By mgarrett
My first GS (2005) was maintained by the dealer...

My first GS (2005) was maintained by the dealer only. Several times during the first 18,000 miles I wondered what bike the various magazine reviewers rode when they described how "smooth" the GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,943
Posted By mgarrett
I carry a few tools but so far I've not needed...

I carry a few tools but so far I've not needed them. (knock on wood) But, the plug kit and small air pump have saved me twice, once on a local ride and another time a thousand miles from home.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,646
Posted By mgarrett
Me.

Me.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,942
Posted By mgarrett
My mileage varies a lot depending on speed,...

My mileage varies a lot depending on speed, headwinds, load, and altitude.

Flat land with a light load and speeds of 55 to 60, high 40's, sometimes 50 mpg.

Hills/mountains, light load, speeds...
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