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Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,864
Posted By FrankS
Or maybe these components are just better...

Or maybe these components are just better protected because they are sensitive? Spikes in voltage are not uncommon, even without HIDs and I’m sure BMW was aware of that, too, when designing these...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,372
Posted By FrankS
The AT&T MicroCell is not a range extender, it...

The AT&T MicroCell is not a range extender, it does not pick up a cell phone signal and amplify it. It is a device that connects to your broadband Internet connection and you have your own, small,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 958,529
Posted By FrankS
Just Photoshopped (actually, Aperture-shopped)

Just Photoshopped (actually, Aperture-shopped)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 958,529
Posted By FrankS
http://orange13.smugmug.com/Other/Playing-around/i...

http://orange13.smugmug.com/Other/Playing-around/i-hGwzhxC/0/XL/EOS40D0157-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,805
Posted By FrankS
the BMW LED AUX lights are a direct replacement...

the BMW LED AUX lights are a direct replacement of the traditional Halogen AUX lights, no reprogramming needed. some cable cutting and splicing might be needed....
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,546
Posted By FrankS
I think you would give up a lot of performance...

I think you would give up a lot of performance and flexibility for only very little gain in portability. If the DSLR is too big for you to carry on some trips, I’d rather get an additional small P&S...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,078
Posted By FrankS
this is what I'm using, Ortlieb Zip City bag, the...

this is what I'm using, Ortlieb Zip City bag, the 'medium' size for the bigger pannier, the 'small' for the one on the left.

http://s3.backcountry.com/900/OLB/OLB0016/OLB0016-SIL.jpg

they stay...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,896
Posted By FrankS
The first 30,000 miles were fine, no cracked...

The first 30,000 miles were fine, no cracked headlight, then a rock hit, luckily the glass did not break. I have since installed the BMW guard, very lightweight and unobtrusive.

Regards

Frank
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,261
Posted By FrankS
http://orange13.smugmug.com/photos/865390931_M5zBy...

http://orange13.smugmug.com/photos/865390931_M5zBy-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,835
Posted By FrankS
the read/reset fault code function works on an...

the read/reset fault code function works on an unlimited number of bikes, only the reset service reminder function and some other advances functions are limited to 10 VINs in the enthusiast version....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,939
Posted By FrankS
color rite shows it as "744/344 Pacific Blue...

color rite shows it as "744/344 Pacific Blue Metallic"

not sure if the direct link (http://www.colorrite.com/matrix-colors.cfm?CFID=512248&CFTOKEN=67228537) works, if not, search starting from...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,182
Posted By FrankS
This? ...

This?

http://orange13.smugmug.com/photos/901336025_jrCJJ-M.jpg

Also made it from a piece of plastic and a heatgun. The bracket and bar is from Touratech.

Regards

Frank
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By FrankS
The gearkeeper with the camera around my neck...

The gearkeeper with the camera around my neck works great for me. I thought about putting it on some sort of mount as you describe it (pick the camera while riding, take pics and putting it back) but...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,182
Posted By FrankS
After seeing milestones pictures of the BMW...

After seeing milestones pictures of the BMW headlight protector, I bought one for my GSA. Instead of putting a glare guard on top of the protector I thought I can block unwanted light by adding a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,253
Posted By FrankS
Right – because they are flashing. Really fast...

Right – because they are flashing. Really fast and mostly unnoticeable to the human eye, when filmed with a video camera, the flashing/pulsing rate overlaid with the camera’s frames per second and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By FrankS
have you considered vinyl? you get it in a...

have you considered vinyl? you get it in a variety of colors, it is relatively easy to apply and completely reversible. You can even have it custom- printed
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,640
Posted By FrankS
headlight guard from BMW? Can you post a link or...

headlight guard from BMW? Can you post a link or something? it looks great but i can't find it...

oh..and bike looks great, too. Great shots

never mind, i found it: ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,032
Posted By FrankS
After leaving it in for the last 6 weeks because...

After leaving it in for the last 6 weeks because of the heat I'm looking forward to taking it out in late Sept and then enjoy nice riding weather all the way to May/June
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,335
Posted By FrankS
Check out disposable grill toppers at Walmart,...

Check out disposable grill toppers at Walmart, they are aluminum mesh, super cheap (made in USA) and easy to cut. Zip tie install shouldn't be an issue

Regards

Frank
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-28-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,905
Posted By FrankS
zumo665 + Touratech lock mount + TT bar for GSA...

zumo665 + Touratech lock mount + TT bar for GSA upper crossbar. Works great, have it BT connected to a Jabra dongle thing so it plays me music, too. Also have XM and weather though XM

Regards
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,425
Posted By FrankS
Out in the country, on those 2-lane Texas county...

Out in the country, on those 2-lane Texas county roads with a relatively wide shoulder, people almost always pull to right to let motorcycles (and fast cars) pass.
While I appreciate the intent...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,345
Posted By FrankS
Why can't you use some regular moldet earplugs...

Why can't you use some regular moldet earplugs (or the trusted Etymotic ER6i) and a BT dongle like the Jabra Clipper or BT3030? They add a bit of wire but you can carry the dongle in your jacket or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 03:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,910
Posted By FrankS
The Container Store sells 8oz Nalgene leakproof...

The Container Store sells 8oz Nalgene leakproof bottles, they have a square footprint and pack easily. I forgot what type of plastic they are made of but I checked it once and it is oil/gas safe.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By FrankS
+1 for Mike. Beautiful shop, beautiful location...

+1 for Mike. Beautiful shop, beautiful location (in case you want to pick it up yourself) and nice people to deal with.

regards

frank
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,454
Posted By FrankS
Yes, we all do because every time someone starts...

Yes, we all do because every time someone starts a thread about REI, someone else immediately tells us about it, that’s why the n00b comment was made

regards

frank
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,956
Posted By FrankS
What a coincidence…last night I was thinking...

What a coincidence…last night I was thinking about (and experimenting with) adding some handlebar grip tape I had leftover from my bicycles to the GS bars… wasn’t happy with the outcome.

Now I...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By FrankS
The Nexx XR1R Carbon would have been top of my...

The Nexx XR1R Carbon would have been top of my list, too, i fit wasn’t for the shield change that requires a screwdriver. I change shields a lot (smoke / clear / Pinlock) and while I understand they...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,370
Posted By FrankS
Mine does, it goes like this: “…and we need...

Mine does, it goes like this:

“…and we need to change out the spark plugs, the V-belt, tires, oil, filter, FD fluid, have to adjust valves, throttle bodies, brakes, estimated total is $471.49”
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,602
Posted By FrankS
Security is one thing and if not an issue for you...

Security is one thing and if not an issue for you then good but something else you might want to consider are insects, ants in particular. Maybe not a big deal where you live but over here they are...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,143
Posted By FrankS
…or you can add 100% bio- diesel and very soon...

…or you can add 100% bio- diesel and very soon all fuel consumption will stop :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,018
Posted By FrankS
Evidentially not…:deal Glad you are okay,...

Evidentially not…:deal

Glad you are okay, not sure if I could have handled it the same way. let us know what the dealer says

Regards

frank
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By FrankS
The OP needs to tell us which country he is in,...

The OP needs to tell us which country he is in, it is more a queston of consumer laws than what BMW or Honda wants.
In the US, the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act applies and doing your own service is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,212
Posted By FrankS
I admit it, I stole your idea. Of course I'm not...

I admit it, I stole your idea. Of course I'm not British and neither is the bike

http://orange13.smugmug.com/photos/1228461893_FYpQM-XL.jpg
(next time I have to measure correctly, there is too...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,658
Posted By FrankS
have you tried http://www.futurevisionhid.com/ ?

have you tried http://www.futurevisionhid.com/ ?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2011, 05:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,813
Posted By FrankS
Or a 3-wheeler, like the CanAm Spyder? It might...

Or a 3-wheeler, like the CanAm Spyder? It might give you the motorcycle 'feeling' and gives her some peace of mind, too?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,622
Posted By FrankS
The mounting kit is bike specific. Damper on the...

The mounting kit is bike specific. Damper on the right, mounting kit on the left

http://orange13.smugmug.com/photos/1186188137_zfgYJ-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,622
Posted By FrankS
here are a few more pictures: ...

here are a few more pictures:

http://orange13.smugmug.com/photos/1186187588_4ukLs-L.jpg

http://orange13.smugmug.com/photos/1186188889_YmcTc-L.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,349
Posted By FrankS
What about – and I’m serious –add a small pocket...

What about – and I’m serious –add a small pocket to your jacket, just for the Spot, on your shoulder? I have no facts but it seems this area would be least impacted when you unintentionally get off...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By FrankS
mine got 2" of reflective 3M matetial added,...

mine got 2" of reflective 3M matetial added, backed with some Cordua stuff. Cost me about $20 for the alteration and $10 for the reflective stuff (of which i have some leftover)
I also had them add...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,169
Posted By FrankS
The night pictures didn’t work out well, it is...

The night pictures didn’t work out well, it is too cold for me, this is the best I could do for now.
Xenon only:
http://orange13.smugmug.com/photos/1161196318_UhEVc-L.jpg
Xenon and LED AUX lights:...
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