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Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,086
Posted By Getbrass
It is my understanding, as explained to me by a...

It is my understanding, as explained to me by a BMW tech that was replacing my 3rd set of rotors under warranty that the front discs don't warp, but instead get thinner in some spots than the other. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 992
Posted By Getbrass
He means your butt, not the saddle. ...

He means your butt, not the saddle.

Congratulations. You will enjoy it.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,440
Posted By Getbrass
I can't add anything about sidecars but I did...

I can't add anything about sidecars but I did want to say "GO!".

Way too cool that you are undertaking this. Ride long and enjoy.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Getbrass
Yo Burnzilla! You will see that I already...

Yo Burnzilla! You will see that I already steered him to your site and suggested he get one of your bypass cables. I don't go anywhere on my GS without mine. Great piece of kit and it makes no sense...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By Getbrass
If you go to this site: ...

If you go to this site:

http://burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php

Click on the "stats" section that shows FPC failures per year it looks like the 09 has more reported than any other...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By Getbrass
I have been very happy with my Starcom digital. ...

I have been very happy with my Starcom digital.

Jeff at bikeeffects.com has always provided great customer service.
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,275
Views: 662,958
Posted By Getbrass
Wow, where is the drool smiley face? That is...

Wow, where is the drool smiley face? That is beautiful. Very nicely done.
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,036
Posted By Getbrass
Here are a couple of places: Good selection...

Here are a couple of places:

Good selection of parts and tools:
http://www.oregonmotorcycleparts.com/connectors.html

This place has connectors for bikes older than yours, but some of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,466
Posted By Getbrass
My dad still has two Langlitz leather jackets he...

My dad still has two Langlitz leather jackets he had made for him in the 50's. Both worn quite a bit, and one went through an accident when a drunk driver hit my mom and dad before they were even...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By Getbrass
I'm not positive on your particular bike, but...

I'm not positive on your particular bike, but look towards the front to see if there is a screw.

You are probably going to want to run a wire yourself. You can wire direct to the battery and use...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,499
Posted By Getbrass
I have a different model Garmin, but I believe...

I have a different model Garmin, but I believe the radio (the puck) number that XM needs when you activate can also be read on the GPS display.

I agree with other posters. Sounds like a bad unit. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By Getbrass
Also, if you get the bike go to Burns Moto...

Also, if you get the bike go to Burns Moto website (he's a member here) and order one of his fuel controller bypass cables.

The fuel controllers have been prone to fail (did on my 07). Having the...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,672
Posted By Getbrass
Something you may want to consider is something...

Something you may want to consider is something like the Big Agnes bags that have a sleeve for one of their sleeping pads built into the bottom of the bag. Even their insulated inflatable pads pack...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,609
Posted By Getbrass
I didn't see that anyone had mentioned the...

I didn't see that anyone had mentioned the Touratech steering stop "hard part". I consider it pretty much a must have for a GS Adv.
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,499
Posted By Getbrass
I've mounted the Garmin XM puck on a couple of...

I've mounted the Garmin XM puck on a couple of different bikes. The best option I've found so far is to have it mounted to the top of the brake fluid reservoir, either to the cap or to a cover that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,199
Posted By Getbrass
I have traveled the Dalton several times (used to...

I have traveled the Dalton several times (used to live in Fairbanks). The road isn't too much of a challenge until it get's wet. If you have some time and can plan your trip around the weather, or...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-27-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,596
Posted By Getbrass
I have traveled extensively in Mexico, via...

I have traveled extensively in Mexico, via motorcycle most often, and not just to the pretty tourist trap towns where the cruise ships dock. I have ZERO problem with anyone wanting to improve their...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 952
Posted By Getbrass
That was my question. Unless the OP is planning...

That was my question. Unless the OP is planning on dirt more challenging that fire roads he should be fine.

I would suggest Moab as must do if you're anywhere close.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,598
Posted By Getbrass
If you've owned the bike since new you know the...

If you've owned the bike since new you know the bike and it's history. I think that's worth quite a bit. It's a known quantity. As exciting and cool as new bikes are there is quite a bit to be said...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By Getbrass
That's what I've done for years. I take it easy...

That's what I've done for years. I take it easy until I get at least one bar. After two bars I ride it normally and don't hesitate to ride it like I stole it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,045
Posted By Getbrass
With most BMW boxers that I have owned once they...

With most BMW boxers that I have owned once they are broken in the oil consumption seemed to be dependent on how the bike was used. For me, with mostly shorter rides and/or frequent stops the bike...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,361
Posted By Getbrass
Make sure you get a proper fit on whatever you...

Make sure you get a proper fit on whatever you decide to buy. You want heated gear to fit snugger than a typical jacket or pants. They're all using resistance type heating and relatively low...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,044
Posted By Getbrass
The BMW Pro Winter II gloves have worked great...

The BMW Pro Winter II gloves have worked great for me. Warm, and absolutely waterproof. They have a material inside that helps heat from heated grips warm the rest of your hand too.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2012, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,556
Posted By Getbrass
I've used Boeshield and had pretty good results. ...

I've used Boeshield and had pretty good results. Not really very obsessive about it being pretty though.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,412
Posted By Getbrass
Me too. It's worked well. I like being able to...

Me too. It's worked well. I like being able to leave the GPS on during shorter stops, like for lunch and such.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By Getbrass
I keep one of burnzilla's fuel pump controller...

I keep one of burnzilla's fuel pump controller bypass cables on my bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,420
Posted By Getbrass
Since JVB didn't promote it himself, I will...

Since JVB didn't promote it himself, I will (though I am not sure he has one covering the 1100's?)

If there is a JVB video available for your bike, buy it. Best money you will spend and it makes...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,348
Posted By Getbrass
I've ordered quite a few parts from them over the...

I've ordered quite a few parts from them over the years and the service has always been top notch.

I like the M&M's with each order too.
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,598
Posted By Getbrass
I don't carry anything in a pocket that I have to...

I don't carry anything in a pocket that I have to worry about impaling or otherwise injuring me in an accident.

I carry a small LED flashlight so that I can signal other motorists if I go down...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,528
Posted By Getbrass
+1 For quite a few years I carried a Canon...

+1

For quite a few years I carried a Canon professional DSLR (1D) with an assortment of their professional L series lenses, filters, etc on bike trips. As you would expect, such a DSLR with good...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,145
Posted By Getbrass
Sounds to me like a little bit of grit got in...

Sounds to me like a little bit of grit got in somewhere. Those valve cover gaskets are pretty amazing, and can be used over and over again, but it doesn't take much to cause a small weeping leak. ...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By Getbrass
I used to lug a big Canon pro camera (1D) on...

I used to lug a big Canon pro camera (1D) on motorcycle trips with a few lenses, filters, etc. Then I stared carrying a small digital too. I decided that it was too much camera stuff to be hauling...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By Getbrass
For a few bikes now and for several years I have...

For a few bikes now and for several years I have been running Trailtech HID aux lights. I mount one flood and one spot. I find that the flood illuminates the side of the road nicely and the spot...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,866
Posted By Getbrass
I've tried quite a bit of different gear, and so...

I've tried quite a bit of different gear, and so far I've been happiest with BMW Rallye Pro stuff. If something happened to my current Rallye Pro 2 I would replace it with new Rallye Pro 3 set. I...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,118
Posted By Getbrass
Their "garage sale" events can offer up some...

Their "garage sale" events can offer up some pretty incredible bargains.

One thing I have always liked is that every bricks and mortar store of theirs that I have been to seems to be staffed by...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,624
Posted By Getbrass
I feel your pain as I know that sinking feeling...

I feel your pain as I know that sinking feeling well. You know that it's going over and you're not going to be able stop it.

I like the old saying "Big ships are safest when tied up in a harbor,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By Getbrass
If I remember correctly several years ago...

If I remember correctly several years ago Longtallsally posted a couple pics of a pretty sweet bike rack setup on his bike.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By Getbrass
I would suggest you visit a shop where you can...

I would suggest you visit a shop where you can try both on. I have a Shoei head and Arai, Bell, etc. don't fit me as well. Most folks I know seem to be in a similar situation, one manufacturer's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By Getbrass
Actually the part about it representing a...

Actually the part about it representing a spinning propeller is not correct. It is a commonly held belief. As the video in this link explains, it apparently started because of a BMW aircraft engine...
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,988
Posted By Getbrass
The Held Steve gloves are fairly warm gloves...

The Held Steve gloves are fairly warm gloves aren't they? I'm not sure I'd want to wear them on the tarmac in high temps. Motocross gloves may be inadequate if riding a large dual sport bike on the...
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