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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 407,594
Posted By rideLD
Almost any motorcycle that has relatively quick...

Almost any motorcycle that has relatively quick steering can be prone to head shake. To get it to do so is to make a mistake on the part of the rider.

If you don't believe me take your LC GS and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By rideLD
Wicked How not to ride your new GS

Sorry if this was already posted but I just saw a pretty cool video by ALTRider. I guess their crash bars really do work. :D
http://youtu.be/gjq7kxAf82k
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,133
Posted By rideLD
On page 38 of the manual it states there is an up...

On page 38 of the manual it states there is an up shift recommendation mode that you can turn on for max fuel economy. Its part of the "On-Board Computer Pro"

I have played with this and can tell...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 945
Posted By rideLD
As others have mentioned there really is very...

As others have mentioned there really is very little profit margin in these bikes for the dealers. They make all their money off service, parts and gear. If you are not local and may not service the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,912
Views: 407,594
Posted By rideLD
:deal Thats why its called the weep hole:D

:deal

Thats why its called the weep hole:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By rideLD
Sorry but I don't have my 05 anymore but I'm...

Sorry but I don't have my 05 anymore but I'm pretty sure if you pull off the beak you will see where it goes on the front sub frame.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,112
Posted By rideLD
I hate to admit it but BMW f-ed up the new white....

I hate to admit it but BMW f-ed up the new white. At least they did on my bike. I think the paint did not fully cure properly. Everything leaves marks on it and it scratches if you look at it wrong....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,741
Posted By rideLD
Congratulations!:clap Well written and I agree...

Congratulations!:clap Well written and I agree with most everything you said. I'm loving my 14 GSAW as well.

You will get used to the mirrors and after a while you realize that you can see even...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,113
Posted By rideLD
If you live anywhere prone to earth quakes...

If you live anywhere prone to earth quakes (California), you will want to use the side stand. Its much more stable than the center stand. The rocking motion will rock it right off the center stand....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,612
Posted By rideLD
I really liked my 05 R1200GS and had it set up...

I really liked my 05 R1200GS and had it set up just the way I liked it. I did over 50K miles in 2 years on that bike. It was my first adventure bike and I knew from the first time I rode it that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By rideLD
Why is everyone still guessing? I already told...

Why is everyone still guessing? I already told the OP where it goes:deal



:wave How you doing rdcyclist! Omaha is a great place to live but I really miss the NorCal roads. Luckily Arkansas is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By rideLD
It goes in the beak somewhere. If memory serves...

It goes in the beak somewhere. If memory serves on one side there is the temp sensor on the other side that rubber thing goes in the opposite hole.

Now that i think about it some more I'm pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 11,431
Posted By rideLD
My 14 GSAW grips do not seem as hot as my 07 GSA...

My 14 GSAW grips do not seem as hot as my 07 GSA grips or my 05 GS grips. My theory is that the hand-guards are smaller on the new bikes which has a great effect on the how hot the grips get and is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,289
Posted By rideLD
I have been using this service since day one. I...

I have been using this service since day one. I love it even more now than I did when I posted this thread a while back.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997177

On my trip to New...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By rideLD
Mine seems to take about 15 minutes to fully heat...

Mine seems to take about 15 minutes to fully heat up, which sucks because my commute is only 5-10 minutes. Its very slow. I get some initial heat right when I turn it on but it continues to heat up...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 772
Posted By rideLD
There is a thread on here somewhere that somebody...

There is a thread on here somewhere that somebody modified the bumpers so they could do just as you described.

I can tell you from experience that there no reason to do that since the sergeant...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-05-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By rideLD
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Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-05-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,396
Posted By rideLD
I continue to be impressed with this software. I...

I continue to be impressed with this software. I am leaving Wednesday on a 6 day trip mostly riding in the Taos New Mexico area. In less than 10 minutes I created 3 all day loops that include every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,172
Posted By rideLD
This is the way I understand it as well. The OP...

This is the way I understand it as well. The OP is correct.:deal
A car tire has a flat profile and hydroplanes much easier.

I would always rather be on my bike than in my car during hard rain....
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,689
Posted By rideLD
Cheapest option is probably a fake air hawk ...

Cheapest option is probably a fake air hawk
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AIRHAWK-2-MOTORCYCLE-SEAT-CUSHION-PAD-MEDIUM-ROHO-NEW-/290451851585?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43a0478941&vxp=mtr
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,234
Posted By rideLD
Finally installed my cymarc screen strengthening...

Finally installed my cymarc screen strengthening brackets after looking at them on my work bench for the past month. All I can say is installing them is as simple as pie if you are good at puzzles...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 61,277
Posted By rideLD
I just did about 100 miles in a torrential...

I just did about 100 miles in a torrential downpour. The kind of rain where the cars pull over because their windshield wipers can’t keep up. My 20s performed perfectly as always. I listened to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,323
Posted By rideLD
Every motorcycle I have ever owned has been 8mm....

Every motorcycle I have ever owned has been 8mm. I would be really surprised if the 2012 GS is any different.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,686
Posted By rideLD
That may have been your mistake. Mine still has...

That may have been your mistake. Mine still has the original chuck and it seats perfectly on the my 2014 Adventure TPM stems. No fiddling required.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By rideLD
I would say thats not true. It would be easy to...

I would say thats not true. It would be easy to add 1/2" of foam. They would not need to add at the very back of the seat since it slopes up there already. They would just need to add 1/2" of foam...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By rideLD
I used the stock in high / high and had no...

I used the stock in high / high and had no sliding issues. Distance to the pegs with the sergeant high / high is about the same. I really can't tell a difference. I think that the width and firmer...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,503
Posted By rideLD
I got the letter today. I already traded in my...

I got the letter today. I already traded in my 2007 GSA last month so the point is mute. I will say that after 50K on my 07 the fuel gauge was the most accurate of any motorcycle I have ever owned....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By rideLD
The info you seek is here...

The info you seek is here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994579
but I will give you my .02



I own this seat on my 2014 GS LC Adventure and run it in high front, high rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,620
Posted By rideLD
If you truly have Monkey Butt (which is a rash /...

If you truly have Monkey Butt (which is a rash / skin irritation caused by moisture) then the only way to get rid of it is to stay off the bike until it heals. Once it heals just keep your ass dry...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,686
Posted By rideLD
Had me scared. Just ran out to the garage to test...

Had me scared. Just ran out to the garage to test my 10 year old CyclePump with my 2014 WC Adventure. Still works perfectly!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,657
Posted By rideLD
Maybe its a transmission seal leak? That would...

Maybe its a transmission seal leak? That would smell like burnt oil each time you start the bike because it may drip onto the cat. Check for dirt build up around the seals.


It would look like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,657
Posted By rideLD
Any chance you spilled a couple of drops on the...

Any chance you spilled a couple of drops on the engine or headers?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,657
Posted By rideLD
This is great advice. I would add that you...

This is great advice.

I would add that you should never top off a Hexhead, CamHead or WetHeat engine unless there is no oil visible in site glass after a long ride/ 5 minutes on side stand/ 5...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,248
Posted By rideLD
Ding Ding Ding! I would agree. I rode a buddies...

Ding Ding Ding! I would agree. I rode a buddies with a Black Dog skid plate and my leg roasted. The skid plate under the cat was so hot I could barely touch it. The heat is barely noticeable with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,066
Posted By rideLD
+1 My 14 GSA came with them and I am really...

+1 My 14 GSA came with them and I am really impressed with them on the road and it the wet. I think they might give the Pilot Road 3's a run for the money.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By rideLD
You are getting all kinds of error messages most...

You are getting all kinds of error messages most of us have never seen. Is it possible your firmware is corrupt?. An update gone askew? Maybe try reinstalling your firmware?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 660
Posted By rideLD
No, but it looks pretty nice! ...

No, but it looks pretty nice!
http://www.corbin.com/bmw/bmwgs12cds13e.shtml

I guess you will have to be the Guinea Pig.:D

I have owned plenty of corbins on past bikes (mostly sport bikes) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,663
Posted By rideLD
Interesting thought. You may be right. The...

Interesting thought. You may be right. The computer definitely knows what % the fly by wire throttle is open and I guess it is possible it knows how much fuel is being sprayed into each cylinder by...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,663
Posted By rideLD
Run your range down to 1 mile and report back...

Run your range down to 1 mile and report back :lol3

But in all seriousness the computer only has so many sensors to measure fuel usage. One of them is the gas gauge which we know has a lot wiggle...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,234
Posted By rideLD
Thanks. Last question.. Can you still adjust the...

Thanks. Last question.. Can you still adjust the screen height using the OEM knob or do you need to first loosen the strengtheners before you can adjust the height? I guess if the latter is true it...
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