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Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By bobframe
Got an email reply from Jim @Eastern Beaver and...

Got an email reply from Jim @Eastern Beaver and he confirmed that 18" was the right version for the 1200GS. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By bobframe
In cold weather...say mid 30's to mid 50's...I...

In cold weather...say mid 30's to mid 50's...I use a layered system.

Start with a lightweight long sleeve base layer against my skin. Prefer a polypro weave like a Patagonia Capilene. I use as...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By bobframe
That's nice because you end up with one...

That's nice because you end up with one additional ring terminal on the battery post and not two. Or four, which I am currently dealing with. Don't know if that's a problem or not...but it looks...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-28-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,554
Posted By bobframe
+! for this "system". I say "system" because its...

+! for this "system". I say "system" because its not the traditional sleeping bag resting (or sliding around) on top of an air mattress. AT ALL.

The Big Agnes bag features an integrated sleeve...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By bobframe
Thanks. This is above my pay grade. However,...

Thanks. This is above my pay grade. However, Eastren Beaver, from who I just ordered a new fuseblock, offers a diode as an option for $6, so I opted in on that. That leaves my horn and LED relays...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By bobframe
It appears to me that the (Red) positive lead...

It appears to me that the (Red) positive lead from the battery splits into two separate positive leads, both of which are fused (30A and 20A). The 20A lead connects directly to the two "constant on"...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By bobframe
Exactly what I plan. Thanks guys. Just...

Exactly what I plan. Thanks guys.

Just ordered the Fuseblock with 18" wiring kit and added the Diode option.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By bobframe
This is the unit with two separate...

This is the unit with two separate...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By bobframe
Eastern Beaver Fuseblock Wiring Kit..what length for 2012 12GS?

I'm about to order a fuseblock (PC8) and relay/wiring kit from Eastern Beaver. They recommend an 18" kit for a 1200GS, but I'm not sure what this length refers to. I think they're located in Japan...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By bobframe
As a practical matter... -Does going without...

As a practical matter...

-Does going without a diode pose a material risk to my setup?
-If so, do you have a suggestion on how to add them to my relays?

Thanks for your help,

Bob
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By bobframe
I'm going to be polite as I can be. This...

I'm going to be polite as I can be.

This thread was started 10 minutes ago, not three years ago. With all due respect, please start your own thread.
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By bobframe
Fuseblocks and Diodes and Relays...Oh My.

Let me set the stage...the bike is a 2012 R1200GS. To the best of my knowledge, the "as-is" configuration is:
-OEM Battery
-Denali LED lights powered through a relay which derives its power from a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By bobframe
What time of year did you do Glacier? We'll be...

What time of year did you do Glacier? We'll be there mid September, mid week.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By bobframe
What time of year did you do Glacier?

What time of year did you do Glacier?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By bobframe
Livingston, MT to Glacier NP in Two Days

A friend and I are planning a trip on 1200GS's this September beginning in Denver, riding north to Glacier NP and then back to Denver...taking 10 days or so. Some of the route, but not all of it, is...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By bobframe
Ski lock

My cycling buddy introduced me to using a "ski lock" for our bicycle gear and I have used it to lock up my motorcycle helmet ever since. It consists of a small (maybe 3" x 4" x 3/4") plastic housing...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By bobframe
Nothing fixes a bad seat

I believe that if your saddle is fundamentally uncomfortable, none of these will change that for very long.

I wish someone had told me that before I bought or tried a Bead Rider, Air Hawk,...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 69,585
Posted By bobframe
That's not the point. Why should I even need...

That's not the point. Why should I even need tech support over a firmware update? Why isn't that so simple, so intuitive, so automatic, so impossible to get wrong that no one could possibly need...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 69,585
Posted By bobframe
Awful

I received my Sena 20S today and returned it 4 hours later. Couldn't make the unit update the firmware (step 1 in the instructions) on my iMac. When I found out that Sena wanted me to email them...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By bobframe
Technically speaking a base layer, which is worn...

Technically speaking a base layer, which is worn directly against the skin, is designed to wick moisture away from your skin and, by keeping us dry, to eliminate evaporative cooling. Over the base...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By bobframe
Patagonia Sale

Just got an email from Patagonia reminding me that their 50% off sale is in progress. Warning...colors and sizes are limited.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 1,074,990
Posted By bobframe
What are you talking about...look at the stands...

What are you talking about...look at the stands full of people wearing white shirts.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 1,074,990
Posted By bobframe
2006 GS at Daytona 200

Taken at the Daytona 200 in 2014. This following a ride through Daytona Beach during Bike Week...me in my Aerostich and full face helmet...a total "duck out of water"...but still fun!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3,232
Views: 1,074,990
Posted By bobframe
Hogpen Gap January 2015

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/bobframe/2012%20BMW%20R1200GS/GS%20at%20Hogpen_zpse08n0ima.jpg

Hogpen Gap is at the intersection of the Richard B. Russell Scenic Highway and the...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By bobframe
Yup...this is exactly what I have figured out. ...

Yup...this is exactly what I have figured out. It traps the heat.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By bobframe
Patagonia just had Nano Puffs on their annual...

Patagonia just had Nano Puffs on their annual "deep discount" sale...I think it was about half off. But you have to act fast with that sale...limited quantities and sizes.

Nano Puff pullover...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By bobframe
Eastern Beaver offers a wiring kit with a diode...

Eastern Beaver offers a wiring kit with a diode as an option (adds $5.95) to their fuse block wiring kits. I've used their wiring kits on a couple projects before and I think they are top notch. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,290
Posted By bobframe
Big Agnes has it figured out.

I tried several bags (Western Mountaineering and Montbell) and found them to be warm enough, but hated the constriction of a mummy bag...I'm 6'3/215. But what I DESPISED was continually waking up to...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By bobframe
I appreciate everyone's input. I suspect now...

I appreciate everyone's input. I suspect now that my issue is more related to wind shield than helmet. I'm going to give Cal Sci a call and see what they have to say.

Thanks guys,

Bob
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By bobframe
Good idea...and a whole lot cheaper than a new...

Good idea...and a whole lot cheaper than a new helmet. I also wonder if adjusting the settings on my wind shield (a 2012 1200GS has about 5-6 wind shield settings) might have an effect on noise?
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By bobframe
I wear custom fitted earphones and listen to...

I wear custom fitted earphones and listen to music a lot. I can clearly separate the music from the low freq rumble. Interesting comment about wind shields "causing" noise. Seems counter...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By bobframe
I think you are right about this. Maybe the...

I think you are right about this. Maybe the windscreen is the whole issue. I know that when I switched from an ST1300 with its wonderful power wind shield to a (relatively) static wind shield on a...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By bobframe
I should have mentioned that I always wear custom...

I should have mentioned that I always wear custom fitted ear plugs and usually listen to music. I'm probably doing as much damage listening to music as I am from ride noise. Still, I could...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,315
Posted By bobframe
Seek a quieter helmet

I have a relatively new Shoei Neotec that I like in all respects...except for the noise factor. I find it noisy. I have no empirical data to support my claim, but I notice low frequency ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By bobframe
Fuseblock application

If I was going to do this I'd install a switched (use a relay) fuseblock like a Centech AP-2. It can deliver up to 60A total and up to 20A per circuit. Directly wire two Gerbing power leads into...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,654
Posted By bobframe
r-e-l-a-x.

r-e-l-a-x.
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By bobframe
Agree. I usually wear a lightweight synthetic...

Agree. I usually wear a lightweight synthetic base layer..in this case a Patagonia Capilene 2 (polyester baselayer).
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By bobframe
Getting the most from a heated jacket

I've been wearing a Gerbing heated jacket for 4-5 seasons and have frequently observed that it produced a lot of heat, but not much warmth. What I experienced was that the Gerbing produced hot...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-07-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By bobframe
Spent the day riding between Toccoa and Blue...

Spent the day riding between Toccoa and Blue Ridge and back. Roads (lots of new ones for me:) were spectacular...many bikes and cyclists out. I'm guessing tomorrow (Sunday) will be similar. Great...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,654
Posted By bobframe
Contractor Saw to Unisaw to nothing at all

I apologize if this has been covered...could be bothered to read all the replies...especially when a pissing contest develops.

I started with a Delta Contractor saw and quickly realized that the...
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