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Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,067
Posted By JDT
I would venture to guess, based on your...

I would venture to guess, based on your experience and the little tagline under your avatar (southeastern US) that you are somwhere in the neighborhood of Birmingham, maybe?
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,511
Posted By JDT
Bluesonic Availability

I got this reply from Schuberth on Bluesonic availability on the 9th of Feb:

Dear Mr. Taylor,

thanks for you mail.
In this time we have no certification for the bluesonic in the US-Market....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2006, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By JDT
http://www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com/

http://www.blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com/
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By JDT
Yeah, well, turns out the MSF instructor didn't...

Yeah, well, turns out the MSF instructor didn't realize it was a BMW ("Oh, it's a BMW... well, that's different...") I think he was a bit of a BS'er. I don't know. Shaved head, ear ring, goatee. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By JDT
Good info, thanks everyone. I rode it for about...

Good info, thanks everyone. I rode it for about an hour yesterday, and it's a fun bike. I can see where it'd be a great back roads/commuter. I ran it on the interstate, and it ran comfortably...
Forum: Thumpers 03-04-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,056
Posted By JDT
F650gs

I've done some searching on the F650GS, and my dad is thinking of buying a used one to go on a 3000 mile trip with me this summer (I on my R1200GS). It's a 97, got about 50k on it for $3000. I know...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2006, 07:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Just as a follow up, I haven't had any issues...

Just as a follow up, I haven't had any issues since replacing the battery. I keep it on the tender in the garage, and it's started up without any problems since.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By JDT
It's your dealer or the exchange rate. I got my...

It's your dealer or the exchange rate. I got my OEM BMW battery replaced with another OEM BMW battery for a total of $95 and that included the service. The battery itself was $78. Hell, they even...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2006, 07:04 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
I rode out in 32 degree weather, kept it in the...

I rode out in 32 degree weather, kept it in the lot all day, high around 50, went outside and it fired then stopped, I hit starter again and it fired right up.

Going to ride the rest of the week,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 675
Posted By JDT
There's another guy on here, RC46 or something,...

There's another guy on here, RC46 or something, who has his battery tender jr wired to his terminals and he charges using the jr without removing the battery, and my dealer's service manager...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2006, 06:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
I think what we are discovering is there is a...

I think what we are discovering is there is a variety of starting issues. it is possible we all have the same problem but different conditions which make them seem different.

In all the scouring...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2006, 08:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Ketchup, I am same boat as you. I will probably...

Ketchup, I am same boat as you. I will probably ride it a good bit next week, temps might get down some.

Duckboy, how did they know what maps were out of date? How did they know that that was...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2006, 12:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
I do think the cold contributes to the problem. ...

I do think the cold contributes to the problem. I had no issues until it got cold.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Great news. How many miles do you have on it? ...

Great news. How many miles do you have on it? Just curious regarding the synthetic oil.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2006, 03:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Yeah Duckboy, let us know if you can get that...

Yeah Duckboy, let us know if you can get that range.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2006, 09:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Well, I've got my battery wired directly to a...

Well, I've got my battery wired directly to a battery tender Jr. now, and leave it on while in the garage. I've been out almost 3 weeks, and have had it sit in the parking lot all day yet to see if...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,987
Posted By JDT
I just switched from XM to Sirius for the...

I just switched from XM to Sirius for the programming. I much prefer Sirius programming (rock, country, English Premier League soccer).

The basic radios all work about the same with either...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2005, 05:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Dealer checked battery, found to be weak....

Dealer checked battery, found to be weak. Replaced, not under warranty.

Will see what happens. I am sure it will be fine.

Oh, and regarding the 19ah battery or an RT battery, those mugs are...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2005, 06:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
I am taking my bike to the dealer tomorrow. I...

I am taking my bike to the dealer tomorrow. I will post the prognosis and what was done.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2005, 09:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
This morning I wheeled my bike out of the garage...

This morning I wheeled my bike out of the garage after riding it home last night. No battery tender, no nothing on it overnight.

It wouldn't start.

Engine tries to turn, but it won't catch...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2005, 07:56 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
So I rode into work today. Took bike out of...

So I rode into work today. Took bike out of garage (ambient temp 60 degrees), fired right up, rode into work. Bike kept on battery tender (one for CAN BUS bikes) solid last 3 days.

25 mile ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,224
Posted By JDT
I think Claudio's experience was mostly with...

I think Claudio's experience was mostly with scooters.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2005, 10:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
So are you holding the throttle slightly open and...

So are you holding the throttle slightly open and hitting the starter for 10-15 seconds? Or just holding the throttle open and hitting the starter normally?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2005, 10:25 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,224
Posted By JDT
I thought they were praising Claudio's ability to...

I thought they were praising Claudio's ability to hang with them on that Chinese/Russian POS. They had problems with that bike for sure, twice.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2005, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By JDT
:ear

:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2005, 11:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Software update....

I just spoke to BMW of Santa Cruz regarding the software update for a battery discharge issue. He read the actual bulletin released to the dealerships regarding this problem. There were 3 items, one...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2005, 11:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
That's very interesting Docking Pilot. It does...

That's very interesting Docking Pilot. It does seem a battery issue, but the same dealer I talked to put in a brand new battery for a guy with the same problem, it didn't solve it, and the dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Hold the starter button in until tach shows 1500...

Hold the starter button in until tach shows 1500 RPM? Isn't this bad for the starter, holding it in after the engine is running? Maybe I don't understand what you mean. Is that what you mean?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2005, 11:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
In my case, it's not a center stand problem. I...

In my case, it's not a center stand problem. I always take it off center, turn the key and let it do it diags, get on it, put the side stand up, pull in clutch, and fire it up. That's my normal...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2005, 11:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Emoto, it starts, runs about 5 secs then cuts...

Emoto, it starts, runs about 5 secs then cuts right out. Then it tries to turn, but won't, then it's click click click. Jump it, ride it home, leave it in garage, take it out next morning, fires...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Thanks for the replies so far. I live in...

Thanks for the replies so far.

I live in Alabama, so it's not as nearly as cold as other parts, and the bike is garage kept, but my problem usually occurs when it's been sitting outside all day...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2005, 08:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,406
Posted By JDT
Starting Cold

This is something that has been discussed before, but it is happening to me again, and in my searching this forum and UKGSer's I've come up with some interesting information that I hope someone can...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2005, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,493
Posted By JDT
I posted about a smelly clutch a week and a half...

I posted about a smelly clutch a week and a half or so ago. I was doing off road stuff, and I knew I was slipping the hell out of it, and the smell was evidence of that. I dropped it off at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By JDT
My tansmission and clutch were replaced for the...

My tansmission and clutch were replaced for the seepage you describe. At around 2k on the odometer.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By JDT
Well I hope it is just my tires. It would seem...

Well I hope it is just my tires. It would seem to be more consistent if it was, though, is why I never chalked it up to tires.

Added: I am running the Metzler Tourances that came with the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By JDT
My bike "resonates," usually in 4th. If I am in a...

My bike "resonates," usually in 4th. If I am in a big curve, I can actually hear the bike, like a whining sound from as I lean. When I go upright, it goes away. In lower gears, if I weave back and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2005, 06:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By JDT
This is why: ...

This is why:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1989352&postcount=19
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2005, 06:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 767
Posted By JDT
Touratech

Actually, if you look at a photo of the touratech head covers, they would've provided coverage in that photo, looking at where the scratches are.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2005, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By JDT
Question HB Bars and head covers

Hepco Becker engine protection bars - What cylinder head covers fit with these? I want to get the HB bars, and am thinking to get the Tourtech head covers. Anyone else have this set up?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 733
Posted By JDT
I rode a Sportster before I rode this bike, and I...

I rode a Sportster before I rode this bike, and I could shift that thing without even operating the clutch lever at the right RPMs. Engine braking on that? Ha.

You are right, I've not done...
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