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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By rdcyclist
I've had several PR's (2's, 3's and 4's) on my...

I've had several PR's (2's, 3's and 4's) on my GS's over the years. The 4's are the best in all points of performance. I get about 25k out of fronts and 7-8k out of the Trail rear.

The 4's are the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,632
Posted By rdcyclist
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1044424
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,632
Posted By rdcyclist
Guido, since I owe you for the tank bag, let me...

Guido, since I owe you for the tank bag, let me know if you'd like me to narrow your bars. All you need to do is yank 'em and let me know where to pick 'em up. A day to turn 'em around.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 29,632
Posted By rdcyclist
Exactly. Those mirrors are the worst POS units...

Exactly. Those mirrors are the worst POS units I've ever used on modern bike. Well except for certain Ducati's. I suppose I would get used to the shape but the optics drove me nuts. So I refitted the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,029
Posted By rdcyclist
I saw 131 on the GPS (four times on the same...

I saw 131 on the GPS (four times on the same road; both directions) about 600 miles in with the top box fully extended and no side bags. I'm at 4k right now; it'll be interesting to see what the top...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By rdcyclist
Yeah, it's bad enough at Starbucks...

Yeah, it's bad enough at Starbucks...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By rdcyclist
I believe all the 2015 GS's have the heavier...

I believe all the 2015 GS's have the heavier crank. I know for sure my '15 GSAW does.

Literally the only point of performance the '10 has over my '15 are the mirrors. There is nothing else the '15...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,586
Posted By rdcyclist
My GSAW beats the pants off my '10 GSA in ALL...

My GSAW beats the pants off my '10 GSA in ALL points of performance including grunt. If I want to relive the throttle response and power of my Camhead all I need to do is put the GSAW into Rain Mode....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,862
Posted By rdcyclist
Yes, physical fitness will make a huge...

Yes, physical fitness will make a huge difference. Especially if you are totally out of shape. Core and upper body work will reap dividends very quickly as long as you start slowly.

Risers will...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By rdcyclist
Yes, a regular GS stand will work much better....

Yes, a regular GS stand will work much better. BMW has never got the Hex/Camhead centerstands right IMHO. In fact, I found the low suspension centerstand that came on my '10GS worked better than the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 226
Posted By rdcyclist
This might disprove the adage: "The cheapest...

This might disprove the adage: "The cheapest thing on a BMW is the rider.":deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,725
Posted By rdcyclist
Don't go ride one unless you're ready to buy. My...

Don't go ride one unless you're ready to buy. My '15 GSAW is the best bike I've ever owned and I've had a few over the years. It is also my fifth GS and replaces my '10 (which will go on the market...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,063
Posted By rdcyclist
I have no experience with the 1150 but on my...

I have no experience with the 1150 but on my R12GS, I fabricated a Y-pipe years ago to replace the cat. First one was just cat removal and the second one was for a low pipe to run a full size left...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 958
Posted By rdcyclist
Exactly. Ride it hard up hills, short shift it...

Exactly. Ride it hard up hills, short shift it and decelerate hard for 50 miles or so. Then change the oil when you get home. Ride the piss outta it for the rest of the time you own it and you can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By rdcyclist
BMW makes one as does Wunderlich and Touratech. I...

BMW makes one as does Wunderlich and Touratech. I think all of them are 12mm rods. The BMW is the best one but it is also the most expensive.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,713
Posted By rdcyclist
Another Super Tennis Shoe owner rationalizing why...

Another Super Tennis Shoe owner rationalizing why his cheaper bike is as good as the more expensive ones. In your post I don't see any reference to your experience riding either the GS or the KTM so...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By rdcyclist
Yes this mirrors my experience with them. The 4's...

Yes this mirrors my experience with them. The 4's are the best tires in the wet I've ridden.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By rdcyclist
I wouldn't do it. Gonna make the bike handle...

I wouldn't do it. Gonna make the bike handle funny cuz the rear of the bike is lower so the fork rake/trail gets weird. Last thing you want with these bikes is slower steering. My suspension guy had...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By rdcyclist
Yep, you're right.

Yep, you're right.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,861
Posted By rdcyclist
Are we talkin' Hex/Camheads with 110-19 front and...

Are we talkin' Hex/Camheads with 110-19 front and 150-17 rear? Or LC with 120-19 front and 170-17 rear?

On the Hex/Camhead bikes I've been running PR1/2/3/4's for years. Typically I'll get 25k out...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By rdcyclist
I'm running the Vario topcase in the pillion...

I'm running the Vario topcase in the pillion position on my GSAW. Like you, I don't care for the Adventure top case so I bought the Vario case when picked up the bike. If you're coming from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By rdcyclist
The shaft is only available as an assembly from...

The shaft is only available as an assembly from BMW. The only way to avoid dropping a grand on a new shaft is to get it rebuilt by Bruno: http://www.brunos.us/ . I believe he charges three hunnert...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,834
Views: 458,627
Posted By rdcyclist
Yes. :norton

Yes. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,864
Posted By rdcyclist
For me, the biggest problem with the OEM GSW/AW...

For me, the biggest problem with the OEM GSW/AW hand guards is the crap aerodynamics. The horizontal ribs are there to add stiffness to the guard and with the partial wind deflectors seem to create a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,015
Posted By rdcyclist
^^^What Jim sez. An HID conversion is probably...

^^^What Jim sez. An HID conversion is probably better than the LED and will cost about a tenth of the LED parts. My HID low beam in my previous Hex/Camheads worked better than the LED in my GSAW. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,922
Posted By rdcyclist
The Iron Butt Rally and their ilk will take you...

The Iron Butt Rally and their ilk will take you down the stupidest roads at all hours. Shit breaking down when you have as much on the line as I do in these events is something to be avoided....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,922
Posted By rdcyclist
I've run the biggest one Shorai makes in my GSA...

I've run the biggest one Shorai makes in my GSA for the last coupla years with no trouble whatsoever starting the bike in cold, hot, medium, etc. It's about twenny pounds lighter (not really but its...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 809
Posted By rdcyclist
I ran a Shorai in my '10 Adventure for a coupla...

I ran a Shorai in my '10 Adventure for a coupla years and was more than satisfied with it. Spun the engine harder than the big-ass Odyssey and made the stocker seem like a toy. The biggest Shorai...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By rdcyclist
Sez the guy with all of four posts on this forum....

Sez the guy with all of four posts on this forum.

Please don't take this the wrong way Woz (or Jim) but while the esteemed Mr Bade provides very valuable contributions to this community, he...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By rdcyclist
No, the Hexhead is the 2004-2009 engine. The...

No, the Hexhead is the 2004-2009 engine. The Camhead is the 2010-2013 engine. I would suggest the '08-'09 version. If you were extremely motivated, you could split the cases and pull the balance...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 443
Posted By rdcyclist
No, NO, NOOOOOOO... The left side one is the...

No, NO, NOOOOOOO...

The left side one is the drain for the cap. When it rains water drains out of the channel around the cap and down that tube. When you overfill the gas tank, the gas drains out...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 704
Posted By rdcyclist
Wow. Bummer. Yeah, pretty much any Hexhead...

Wow. Bummer.

Yeah, pretty much any Hexhead motor will fit your HP2. I would suggest the later ones just cuz they have more juice.

www.beemerboneyard.com is your friend. fleaBay can also be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By rdcyclist
The older servo ABS bikes, '04-'06 used a ring...

The older servo ABS bikes, '04-'06 used a ring with more slots than the later bikes. There is no difference between the Adventure and non-Adventure rings. It's strictly an ABS type thing.

If...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By rdcyclist
Exactly so.

Exactly so.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By rdcyclist
The drilled out bolt at 2:30 is a nice touch.

The drilled out bolt at 2:30 is a nice touch.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 583
Posted By rdcyclist
Headlight is the only place I know of that meets...

Headlight is the only place I know of that meets your requirement. You can easily tap into it inside the headlight if you don't like Vampire Taps. I've done it for HID conversions before PnP was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By rdcyclist
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By rdcyclist
About f*ckin' time. I've personally had four...

About f*ckin' time. I've personally had four flanges crack over the last ten years. I've seen three more of them on friend's bikes. NONE of them were over-torqued. All them were crap design from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,516
Posted By rdcyclist
Sweet. Any notable differences in power delivery...

Sweet. Any notable differences in power delivery or overall performance? Still get the flat spot at 4200rpm? Gas mileage?

:ear:ear:earI'm all ears...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,992
Posted By rdcyclist
I took a good hard look at the R bars and they do...

I took a good hard look at the R bars and they do have less rise and pull back than GS bars. The Rox 2 inch risers will make up the difference and then some. I'll let you know how the conversation...
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