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Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By paladinwest
I thought about that, but it seems to happen as...

I thought about that, but it seems to happen as the load comes on the engine between 2000 and 2500 rpm. More noticeable if I twist the throttle harder (but shorter duration as you pass through that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By paladinwest
Not yet, I left for a trip right after that and I...

Not yet, I left for a trip right after that and I haven't had the time to get back to have them look at the issue. It is going to be a while because my HP2 Sport needs a couple of recalls looked...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,712
Posted By paladinwest
My 2014 GSA pings as well and has from day one....

My 2014 GSA pings as well and has from day one. It is most noticeable as you pull away from a stop in first gear and that is using 94 octane (MON) Chevron. The dealer insisted that it was the key...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By paladinwest
It is due for service June 2015.

It is due for service June 2015.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,187
Posted By paladinwest
There may be little difference between the two...

There may be little difference between the two (Shell Rotella T6 and the "BMW" Adventec Ultimate) but since Shell sells what they class as a motorcycle oil called Adventec Ultimate and BMW has an...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,859
Posted By paladinwest
You would think, but unfortunately we are tied to...

You would think, but unfortunately we are tied to the US market so unless the price drops there we are generally going to pay US market exchange+ prices here.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By paladinwest
I think it is not really the length of the stalk...

I think it is not really the length of the stalk that matters but the distance between the turn signals. They can't be too close together. The Euro short stalk ones make the turn signal lighting too...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,187
Posted By paladinwest
They aren't recommending Rotella T6, they are...

They aren't recommending Rotella T6, they are recommending a BMW branded product likely based on Shell's Advance Ultra motorcycle product. BMW's deal with Castrol has ended and they have signed a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By paladinwest
Break the law at your peril, those long stalks...

Break the law at your peril, those long stalks are mandated by the highway safety authorities in Canada and the US for your safety. My 2008 GSA had a recall to change the short stalk Euro ones that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By paladinwest
You could a) disable the switch mechanically by...

You could
a) disable the switch mechanically by drilling a hole through the switch rocker and pinning or safety wiring it in place,
b) disable it electrically by disconnecting the switch from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By paladinwest
It's like Yogi Berra said "It's deja vu all over...

It's like Yogi Berra said "It's deja vu all over again". Ten years ago when the "new" boxer was the hexhead R1200 there was a load of people complaining about how it was too complex and that they...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By paladinwest
I assume the OP is asking about multi inch gashes...

I assume the OP is asking about multi inch gashes (since he is wondering about stitching with fishing line) not your run of the mill, stick a few rope plugs in it puncture. Here is another solution...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By paladinwest
Keeping the Canbus awake is a bad bad thing. Even...

Keeping the Canbus awake is a bad bad thing. Even worse is keeping all of the modules on the Canbus awake. Battery will discharge fairly quickly. Pretty sure that the OP just had it connected...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By paladinwest
Depends on how the device is built, most DC - DC...

Depends on how the device is built, most DC - DC converters will draw a small quiescent current even if there is no draw on the output. For example the quiescent current on a very simple circuit, an...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By paladinwest
Stitching - find an old tire and cut it and try...

Stitching - find an old tire and cut it and try to stitch it together, without an awl or similar shoemakers tools it is not real easy going.
Tube - agree with Peter although I did carry some plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,400
Posted By paladinwest
If it is the kit that connects directly to the...

If it is the kit that connects directly to the battery and has the iPhone plug on the other end it is probably drawing some current even with the iPhone disconnected because of the DC - DC convertor...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,859
Posted By paladinwest
A friend was a Captain on a Dash 8 and after...

A friend was a Captain on a Dash 8 and after finishing deicing he went outside to check (even though he was not required to do so). He found about 4 or 5 inches of wet snow and ice on the top of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,859
Posted By paladinwest
Had the same thing happen with a $10 per hour...

Had the same thing happen with a $10 per hour apprentice that forgot to put the dipstick/filler cap on the aircraft engine after the 50 hour inspection.. After 15 minutes in the air we noticed that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,859
Posted By paladinwest
I would guess that they would charge you an hour...

I would guess that they would charge you an hour labour to hook up the computer and do the software, you can likely save $30 or $40 on the oil (parts) and if you want to chase down a Land Rover...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,859
Posted By paladinwest
I am really lucky because I didn't pay for it, I...

I am really lucky because I didn't pay for it, I always try to get the first service as part of the purchase. Although with this bike the first service is pretty simple.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By paladinwest
Translation "Standard Wisdom" = "Some Guy on the...

Translation "Standard Wisdom" = "Some Guy on the Internet Said"

You really can't trust "Standard Wisdom" if you want to be sure you need "Extraordinary Wisdom" or better still "Superlative Wisdom"...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By paladinwest
Remember that the weight that BMW gives for the...

Remember that the weight that BMW gives for the 2015 includes ABS and the hexhead/camhead do not even though most of those models would have ABS.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,462
Posted By paladinwest
I have seen two fail, one was loaded with water...

I have seen two fail, one was loaded with water and corroded and the other was dry and looked perfect. The one that looked perfect ran fine and then quit cold, the other one would quit but then...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,859
Posted By paladinwest
That's about it, grand total in Canada $356, $220...

That's about it, grand total in Canada $356, $220 labour (2 hours) $136 parts.They also updated software and reset the service indicator.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,859
Posted By paladinwest
Thanks, unfortunately the Castrol isn't available...

Thanks, unfortunately the Castrol isn't available in Canada so I'm curious what BMW Canada is using for their factory oil.





Try Walmart, that's where I buy the Castrol Power RS (British...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 407,487
Posted By paladinwest
I had my Nav V connected to my headset and my...

I had my Nav V connected to my headset and my iPhone. The music plays fine with everything connected. Then one night I left the phone at home and noticed the same issue. At first I thought that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,275
Posted By paladinwest
The aluminum from the head is galling on the...

The aluminum from the head is galling on the socket and wedging the socket to the head. More turning just peels off more aluminum and wedges it tighter. Lubrication between the socket and the head...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By paladinwest
Osram H7 Rallye, they are rated at 65 watts...

Osram H7 Rallye, they are rated at 65 watts instead of 55, 2100 lumens (about 50% more than a stock H7 with about the same lifespan as the stock H7 (although after 50,000 kms of riding I had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,864
Posted By paladinwest
The recall is now posted on Transport Canada's...

The recall is now posted on Transport Canada's recall website. In Canada at least, BMW will replace the part in question free of charge on a large range of K and R bikes. It appears that anything...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,185
Posted By paladinwest
Only as far as they both are circuits coming from...

Only as far as they both are circuits coming from the ZFE and the ZFE gets it's power from the battery, How the power is distributed within the ZFE is not something that BMW is sharing with us. But I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By paladinwest
Sorry, smoke if you wish.

Sorry, smoke if you wish.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By paladinwest
Disconnect fuel line, place in large clean...

Disconnect fuel line, place in large clean container, run pump for a measured time period, measure fuel pumped, calculate volume per time unit, don't smoke during this whole procedure.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,180
Posted By paladinwest
Injectors gummed up from bad gas, happened to a...

Injectors gummed up from bad gas, happened to a couple of people I know 2011 GSA and 2013 GSA. In both cases injectors were replaced although I think that cleaning would have also done the trick.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By paladinwest
I did a quick calculation and (again without...

I did a quick calculation and (again without knowing exactly what the LED taillight draws) the R in the RC filter needs to be a relatively small resistance in order to pass almost the full 12 volts...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By paladinwest
This is the circuit I would use, it needs an...

This is the circuit I would use, it needs an inverting driver on the output of the 555 to handle the LED current. Not sure what the LED draws for current and I no longer have one to measure. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By paladinwest
I think that if you check it with an oscilloscope...

I think that if you check it with an oscilloscope you will find that your 4.5 volt line is a nice square wave that goes from 0 to12 volts. The ZFE checks the lamp is okay by measuring the current on...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By paladinwest
Not anything real specific other than saying that...

Not anything real specific other than saying that the brake lever must move freely without binding at any part of it's travel. If it got twisted in the crash you might be able to straighten it but my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,517
Posted By paladinwest
Is the brake light switch in the front brake...

Is the brake light switch in the front brake lever working or is it stuck on?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 765
Posted By paladinwest
In my experience it is a bit tricky around the...

In my experience it is a bit tricky around the year of your bike (year depends on what model). Around then (if they were standard incandescent lights) BMW started with a system that used a single...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,829
Posted By paladinwest
Maybe look at what BMW did with the induction...

Maybe look at what BMW did with the induction system on the HP2 Sport since that was the highest horsepower boxer that BMW has built to date. There is a fair amount of information on the internet...
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