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Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,697
Posted By GSDonovan
Just happened to me...at almost 11k miles...I...

Just happened to me...at almost 11k miles...I noticed the boot was "sucked in" against the driveshaft after a very bumpy off pavement ride. As I turned the rear wheel you could see the drive shaft...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By GSDonovan
Summer glove recommendations?

Hi, I'm looking for a short Summer glove that offers good knuckle protection, durable palm material, and yet still breathes really well in the heat. I'd like to spend under $100 ideally. Any...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,596
Posted By GSDonovan
I test rode the 800 GSA quite a bit before I...

I test rode the 800 GSA quite a bit before I bought the 1200GSAW. The 800 still felt like a big bike to me...and it was lousy (comparatively) on the highway. The engine was very buzzy and the wind...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 799
Posted By GSDonovan
Quick n' dirty Klim Overland suit review

Howdy, procrastinating at work....thought I'd give my quick opinions on this suit (jacket and pants). I've had it for about 4 months now.

PROs:
-Great for keeping me bone dry in rain of all...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 25,589
Posted By GSDonovan
Indeed, I rode through Michaux last summer mostly...

Indeed, I rode through Michaux last summer mostly on nice dirt roads.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 25,589
Posted By GSDonovan
Much more of this kind of response, and I'm going...

Much more of this kind of response, and I'm going to think some of us have a problem. I wonder if the level of heat is governed by battery voltage at all?

"South Central PA"? Adams co? Its...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 25,589
Posted By GSDonovan
My '14 GSAw heated grips do not get nearly as hot...

My '14 GSAw heated grips do not get nearly as hot as my '08 GSA, without question. The '14's grips are fine until the temps get into the 30s when you're at highway speeds. I'm going to need to find...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 13,273
Posted By GSDonovan
I, too, noticed the bang and, yes, my shock is...

I, too, noticed the bang and, yes, my shock is loose and spins on its axis an inch or so. I was told that the looseness is fine and normal by our BMW repair tech. I'm going to look for evidence of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,548
Posted By GSDonovan
I've never had any corrosion problems here in...

I've never had any corrosion problems here in coastal New England riding through the Winter. I typically ride when its dry though...and I hose off the bike with cold water if I get it covered in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,004
Posted By GSDonovan
2014 GSAw...its happened to me about three...

2014 GSAw...its happened to me about three times... sounds awful and its LOUD... very startling.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,504
Posted By GSDonovan
Just wore my new Overland suit in a steady rain...

Just wore my new Overland suit in a steady rain for about 45 min....dry as a bone, love it. This is my first goretex suit. I think pulling the drawstring around the neck is key to keeping water out...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By GSDonovan
I'm looking over it, but when its in the high...

I'm looking over it, but when its in the high position, its not by much. I'm finding about half way up is the best position for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By GSDonovan
Tall Vstream windscreen on a GSAw...works great for me!

Just an fyi, I'm 5'11" with a 32" inseam and wear a Shoei GT Air helmet. I just installed the tall Z Technik Vstream windscreen (bought used on here) and am AMAZED at the difference. I thought the...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,783
Posted By GSDonovan
I'm sorry...what? :ear:ear:ear:ear:lol3

I'm sorry...what? :ear:ear:ear:ear:lol3
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 43,073
Posted By GSDonovan
I just got a size Large Overland suit...I'm 5'11"...

I just got a size Large Overland suit...I'm 5'11" and typically wear a size 42R or 44R suit and it fits a bit on the large side. The sleeve length and neck diameter is spot on though....the suit is...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,276
Posted By GSDonovan
Is there any real performance difference between...

Is there any real performance difference between 2 and 3 layer GoreTex other than durability? :ear
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,276
Posted By GSDonovan
The tag on the jacket describes 3 layers..."outer...

The tag on the jacket describes 3 layers..."outer fabric", "Gore-Tex membrane" and "Inner lining"....are these not the layers you're referring to?
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,276
Posted By GSDonovan
Not true....the Klim Overland has an outer...

Not true....the Klim Overland has an outer Goretex shell same as their other jackets and its only $430 retail. :deal
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,950
Posted By GSDonovan
I went the same route as you...good quality kit...

I went the same route as you...good quality kit for the money, but I am a little disappointed with the armor coverage and thickness. Also, anything that allows multiple layers is probably too loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By GSDonovan
I wasn't concerned either, but now that it threw...

I wasn't concerned either, but now that it threw an error code, its startin' to bug me now.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By GSDonovan
I have to usually, but not always, hit the...

I have to usually, but not always, hit the starter twice to get my GSAw to fire up. I reported this in the other threads on this same topic. This morning I actually got the check engine light (I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,220
Posted By GSDonovan
Ditto for me on my 14 GSAw....my bike doesn't...

Ditto for me on my 14 GSAw....my bike doesn't seem to be using any oil. My '08 GSA, however, burned a lot...had to put a quart in fairly often...just within the specs in the manual.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,728
Posted By GSDonovan
Mine varies...sometimes its very subtle to...

Mine varies...sometimes its very subtle to non-existent...and every once in a while (ie, fairly rarely) its VERY noticeable and annoying. In all cases, however, I only get surging in first gear...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,568
Posted By GSDonovan
How do you know its an update and not just...

How do you know its an update and not just overstock nearing the end of (many people's) riding season?

:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,728
Posted By GSDonovan
My 14 GSAw (6500 miles) often, but not always,...

My 14 GSAw (6500 miles) often, but not always, surges badly in first gear around 4k RPMs....love the bike otherwise. Not a big deal for me, but I'm hoping BMW eventually comes up with a fix to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 384,874
Posted By GSDonovan
I really like the white...I have the...

I really like the white...I have the blue...sometimes I wish I had the white though...but the blue is pretty cool....although...

:norton
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 23,992
Posted By GSDonovan
Yeah I just tried on some Klim gear and was VERY...

Yeah I just tried on some Klim gear and was VERY unimpressed with the coverage of the armor. BMW's is thicker and much wider in coverage particularly in the back armor department.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,780
Posted By GSDonovan
Aerostitch just quoted me "9 weeks" for...

Aerostitch just quoted me "9 weeks" for Roadcrafter jackets and pants, fyi...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 18,780
Posted By GSDonovan
Anyone out there order within the last month or...

Anyone out there order within the last month or so? Curious what the current leadtimes are for standard sized Roadcrafters...I have an email into Aerostitch too.

:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,352
Posted By GSDonovan
There are other threads on this issue...my 2014...

There are other threads on this issue...my 2014 GSAw did it...dealer did a firmware re-flash per the request of BMW NA and that seemed to cure it...well mostly. Every once in a great while it takes...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By GSDonovan
I still ain't worrying'. :norton:D

I still ain't worrying'. :norton:D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By GSDonovan
Thanks for the comments guys. I ain't a worryin'...

Thanks for the comments guys. I ain't a worryin' about it no more. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By GSDonovan
Thanks! I just got back from my dealer and their...

Thanks! I just got back from my dealer and their bmw tech (worked on my bikes for years) thinks it's normal, but he's goin to investigate further. Unfortunately they don't have any on the showroom at...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,862
Posted By GSDonovan
2014 GSAw rear esa shock assembly spins on axis

Hey guys, I haven't looked closely at it yet, but I noticed this morning leaving for work that the whole assembly rotates on its axis about 20-30 degrees or so back and forth...I'm turning it by...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,148
Posted By GSDonovan
My seat melted on my '08 GSA....and BMW replaced...

My seat melted on my '08 GSA....and BMW replaced it under warranty. The replacement did not melt...at least for the couple of years I owned it with the replacement seat. Its not normal, go get it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By GSDonovan
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By GSDonovan
Wowzers....what if we head inland? ...lakes,...

Wowzers....what if we head inland? ...lakes, state forests, small towns and what not?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,373
Posted By GSDonovan
Advice on coastal Maine routes and sites to see

Hello inmates, In mid-August I'll be taking a long weekend with a friend to do a ride through coastal Maine (up from Rhode Island). Can any of you locals out there give us some advice on roads to...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 88,438
Posted By GSDonovan
Awesome! :freaky I've been wearing a HitAir...

Awesome! :freaky

I've been wearing a HitAir vest for about 3 months now...I haven't needed it yet, but it feels good knowing I have it. It makes my wife feel better about me riding too. Its...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,668
Posted By GSDonovan
For me, its the convenience of the extra fuel...

For me, its the convenience of the extra fuel (ie, less stops)...with my Multistrada, I had to stop every 2-3 days and get gas during normal commute to work weeks which I found to be a pain. Its not...
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