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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By aGremlin
I've got the stock GSA crash bars and AdvDesigns...

I've got the stock GSA crash bars and AdvDesigns crash bars, hell, they've handled every stupid thing I've done. Flipped it into a field from around 50-60mph, while it was extensively damaged (half...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By aGremlin
Have a search in this very forum, plenty of...

Have a search in this very forum, plenty of threads discussing options, some people want a non-ESA solution, others want an ESA solution, multiple brands available for both options.

Don't know why...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 263
Posted By aGremlin
Congrats, and excellent choice if I do say! Of...

Congrats, and excellent choice if I do say! Of course I would, considering I own it's sister in the green colour (yellow and green were my choices for 2010).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,802
Posted By aGremlin
Or it protects vulnerable bits of the bike.

Or it protects vulnerable bits of the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,643
Posted By aGremlin
Glad it worked out :clap

Glad it worked out :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,643
Posted By aGremlin
Mmm, a few things, so I'll split the answer...

Mmm, a few things, so I'll split the answer apart.


Not sure it should be rattling? The mount for the reservoir has rubber, which means it wobbles, but the theory there is that it allows some...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By aGremlin
I love tech as well... but I'd rather they fix...

I love tech as well... but I'd rather they fix all the existing niggles before adding more problems :huh

As someone has said, you still need the key for other things, seems kinda logical to have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By aGremlin
Just make sure the LED is canbus compatible or...

Just make sure the LED is canbus compatible or has a resistor, otherwise it will throw a LAMPF error...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,643
Posted By aGremlin
I've also wrapped the two rear cylinders...

I've also wrapped the two rear cylinders (reservoir on frame and the other at the top of the shock) in a layer of tube as well. Yes, it hides the cool bling, but also protects it, as I don't think...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By aGremlin
Fair enough, each to their own. I wanted the...

Fair enough, each to their own. I wanted the functionality to be able to adjust the suspension as required via button, as I certainly knew I wouldn't be running around with a notepad and tools making...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By aGremlin
I'm lucky enough to have the country's premiere...

I'm lucky enough to have the country's premiere Ohlins Tech some 4-5 hours away (he's viewed the Ohlins install and service a month or two ago). I had him look at the OEM suspension on my last visit,...
Forum: New Zealand 08-10-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By aGremlin
I've got a Rukka Armas suit. It's not my main...

I've got a Rukka Armas suit. It's not my main suit as it's too expensive and warm to use every day (got a Rev'it one for that).

However, the Rukka is the best I've had. Laughs at water and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 783
Posted By aGremlin
No, no warning on dash. I believe there should be...

No, no warning on dash. I believe there should be logs in the ECU, but when I asked the shop they said they weren't seeing anything.

I fitted Ohlins Mechatronic.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By aGremlin
No experience with Rockfox. I've had...

No experience with Rockfox.

I've had AdvDesign extensions fitted for probably 3+ years. They rock. Worth their weight in gold, or diamonds, or something else really valuable. Gave me the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By aGremlin
I can't comment specific to the GSW, but I've...

I can't comment specific to the GSW, but I've used the K60.

I don't think it's that sensitive to pressure, the carcass is pretty damn stiff, so you should be able to run a lower pressure than you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By aGremlin
BMW has a large bash plate available, I have one,...

BMW has a large bash plate available, I have one, seems to do a good job.

I would absolutely recommend you add the AdvDesigns crash bar extensions and uh... you got a GS, ok, you need some crash...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,319
Posted By aGremlin
I replaced my OEM ESA shocks in a 2010 GSA at...

I replaced my OEM ESA shocks in a 2010 GSA at 60,000km with Ohlins.

The hard part is figuring out when to change. For me, it was a slow degradation which you kept living with, until I realised...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,149
Posted By aGremlin
I wouldn't be counting the seals. While some...

I wouldn't be counting the seals. While some report they never fail, I'm on my 5th or 6th seal in about 90,000km.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,134
Posted By aGremlin
I've lost count of the number of times I've...

I've lost count of the number of times I've dropped my 1200GSA, and I'm equal opportunity, using both sides semi-equally. I'm still young (almost 31), 6'3 and 220 pounds. Basically, success in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,643
Posted By aGremlin
No problem, hadn't got around to re-fitting it,...

No problem, hadn't got around to re-fitting it, so I've done today.

The shape of rubber. There are two slits at the bottom of it, so the middle section goes between the wires. The centre of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,643
Posted By aGremlin
Thanks Bob, I had the suspension out a little...

Thanks Bob, I had the suspension out a little over a month ago for servicing and this collar did indeed move. Thanks to your comment I wasn't left scratching my head wondering how the hell it had...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,584
Posted By aGremlin
One of the bolts sheered off early on and I...

One of the bolts sheered off early on and I hadn't even done anything stupid yet.

Got the replacement bolt, taped all the bolts to the guard and left the whole lot on the shelf. Now I'm free to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By aGremlin
Using XenonRider HID in low beam only, had it for...

Using XenonRider HID in low beam only, had it for 3 years and most of 90,000km, never a problem, temperatures between -5C and 53C.

Ballast is zip tied to frame on right hand side, just above the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By aGremlin
I'm on my 5th or 6th (I think 5th) in 88,000km....

I'm on my 5th or 6th (I think 5th) in 88,000km. 2010 GS Adventure

Shortest was 25km (went across town, blow me down the damn thing is leaking again) and highest was around 20,000km I think.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,277
Posted By aGremlin
You're paying far too much. I replaced the...

You're paying far too much. I replaced the tailgate cords with a length of chain and a shackle on each side. You can then adjust which link the shackle is in, making an adjustable tailgate to lock...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,292
Posted By aGremlin
My A3s aren't quite as worn as above, around...

My A3s aren't quite as worn as above, around 6000km on them.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,516
Posted By aGremlin
Air filters aren't exactly rocket science. If it...

Air filters aren't exactly rocket science. If it passes more air, then it's filtering less. If it's filtering less then it's highly likely to be passing more crap. They're also not a magic bullet for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,556
Posted By aGremlin
There's a lot of variables really... In NZ, the...

There's a lot of variables really... In NZ, the North Island is easier on tyres than the South Island (noticeably so).

I change tyres earlier in winter than in summer, as I've had a few...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3,686
Views: 555,001
Posted By aGremlin
Yup, with SMH10R. However, they were installed by...

Yup, with SMH10R. However, they were installed by RocketMoto on purchase, so I can't provide a comparison to stock ones. I've found the performance good, using custom moulded plugs as well so they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By aGremlin
Trailwings are the ones better known as...

Trailwings are the ones better known as Deathwings

The first set on my GSA were Battlewings, not an outstanding tyre, just sort of an ordinary one.

Tyres are very subjective, one will love a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,139
Posted By aGremlin
a) you have a GSW, and as said, all the parts are...

a) you have a GSW, and as said, all the parts are used to build the new ones. Only natural they can see a future income in parts, so better to build more whole bikes now, then even more parts later...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By aGremlin
I think my dealer pretty much summed it up like...

I think my dealer pretty much summed it up like that. Nooo, we can't alter or tap into it, it won't work, can't touch etc.

Oh for goodness sake, it's controller area network, more complex wiring,...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By aGremlin
What a crazy idea my dear boy! If it's a bit...

What a crazy idea my dear boy!

If it's a bit too crazy for OP, wear your pants on the outside of the boots, but keep your underpants underneath your pants aye? (just thought I'd spell it out)...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By aGremlin
Yep, I use one of these to carry a spare visor....

Yep, I use one of these to carry a spare visor. As said, I think it's best to keep the Pinlock with the visor instead and it could be easily damaged.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By aGremlin
I currently have one of each, the MultiTec is my...

I currently have one of each, the MultiTec is my second, worn them for several years now. The N104 is a new purchase, been wearing it for less than a month, but I'll be wearing these two as my two...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,940
Posted By aGremlin
Trailer Delivery

Trailer
Delivery
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,024
Posted By aGremlin
I dunno... All the hassling I got from my mates...

I dunno... All the hassling I got from my mates was expecting a fridge on the bike. They hadn't gotten to a tent yet, but there were a few references to a kitchen sink? :huh

So I think either way,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By aGremlin
I've got a Givi one too. It depends on the box,...

I've got a Givi one too. It depends on the box, as to how many issues you have.

An E52 Maxia, the pannier lids were really hard to get past, open, pull sideways, scrape past. Trekker 46 top box...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By aGremlin
As said, should clear the grab handle fine. ...

As said, should clear the grab handle fine.

If you fit a top box (not the slim BMW one) then you might have clearance issues, depending on what you select.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,277
Posted By aGremlin
The length of ramp required depends on the height...

The length of ramp required depends on the height of the pickup. Down this side of the world we have sport utes which offer nice low loading. 2m ramp is all you need, but also depends on your...
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