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Forum: Vendors 04-20-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 142,084
Posted By otbmf
Thumb good work re skid plate and fat foot

Hey Rick,

Thanks for the speedy shipping on the fat foot and skid plate for my '07GS Adv - they arrived last Friday, easy install, and I got to test them out a bit over the weekend.

Keep up the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,015
Posted By otbmf
6'2" - tank bag

for what its worth, I had a standard 1150, not the Adv - I used a Givi, and had tobinators, which kinda worked, but keeping a tank bag installed worked best for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,086
Posted By otbmf
flasher relay?

Hey Skyliner,

Neat link, thank you - however I do see it states:

"LED bulbs draw very little current and will not flash at the correct rate when used as indicator/flasher bulbs in most...
Forum: Vendors 12-15-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,761
Posted By otbmf
order in

many thanks for the discount
Forum: Vendors 12-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,761
Posted By otbmf
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By otbmf
sorry no, just that it was the brushes

Hey Dan,

Sorry, no I did not get the full details from the tech at the shop that fixed the module. I did speak with him, and he explained it was a 'common' problem with the units (part no...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By otbmf
2007 1200GS Adv ABS module fault and fix

Hey all,

A quick story of an ABS fault on my '07, hopefully might help someone avoid the same issue -

I picked up this bike at the start of this past season, it had 17 500 kms on it. Part way...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,653
Posted By otbmf
shim and that's it

in my '01 1150 I had to put a small block on top of the PC and then the existing battery strap worked fine (the PC was not as tall as stock battery).

I was able to make the existing leads fit...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,523
Posted By otbmf
[QUOTE=Twilight Error;23817505]Under the seat in...

[QUOTE=Twilight Error;23817505]Under the seat in a watertight badge holder. I've got my insurance, registration, emergency gas money, and photocopies of health insurance/license/AAA cards in there as...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,326
Posted By otbmf
one set and swap tires

Hey jslyter

Good problem to have : )

For what its worth I'd consider dealing the second set and getting a changer.

Years ago I was planning on a second set for my 1150 and ran into the...
Forum: Canada 11-14-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,364
Posted By otbmf
+ 1 for DSP

for what it's worth, I've run a few sets of 705s, both the bias ply and the radials, much prefer the cornering on the bias ply, both on road and trail - for me better feel and control in the rear end...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,424
Posted By otbmf

lots of good advice from all re pegs / water / and be prepared to drop it a few times - hopefully your friends aren't too far down the trail when that happens

I was through some of the off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,444
Posted By otbmf
for what it's worth

I'm 6-2 with 40+ yr old knees - on an '01 1150 I have the stock seat in high position, and have shimmed the seat attachments by 1/8, have fastways in the low position, and have 1" bar risers with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By otbmf
thanks re Mitas

Hey Rockmuncher - thanks for the heads up on those, hadn't thought about them, but they look like they're worth a try - pls put up a post once you've got some miles on 'em

Sorry OP OldHippy if...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By otbmf
hey - thanks for the pic help and idea

Hey mouthfulloflake -

Many thanks for the help with the pics, thought I'd had that sorted out, and the kind offer.

Good idea with carbide bit - I didn't take a file to it because I figured I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,590
Posted By otbmf

yep, beat to death each one is right - I've got Shinkos right now, and have had them since my personal economy changed a few years back - I get solid mileage out of them (keep them overinflated by a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 742
Posted By otbmf
cheapo brake rotors and pads 1150...

My front rotors were slightly warped, a pulsating feel when on the brakes. Been like this for far too long, but wasn’t a real hard warp, and I just lived with it. My rear seemed true, but was scored...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By otbmf
try an aftermarket shield?

Hey, good to hear you're getting the service sorted - I tweaked the potentiometer the wrong way trying to get it to read 'full' again, but wasn't motivated enough to take it apart again to rework......
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,181
Posted By otbmf
finally bought ten years ago

at 33, right after my student loans were finally paid off...

in first season went on a track day with a small group organized by a dealer, at the pub the night before, out of 15 guys give or take,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,101
Posted By otbmf
fresh shocks definitely worth it

after 40 000 odd miles on the OP's bike, fresh shocks would be worth it.

myself, I went with Elka's after about the same mileage, but I expect any properly set up aftermarket would be fine -...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,682
Posted By otbmf
uh, Shinkos?

for what it's worth, I'll post this and duck, : )

I'm running Shinkos for that kind of riding, commuting, short day trips, and longer highway runs (w/out twisties and much off road).

I keep...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,733
Posted By otbmf
I've got a Kelty two person, fold in thirds and...

I've got a Kelty two person, fold in thirds and roll towards the door, putting the folded fly inside of it part way along...

pegs and poles slid down the rolled tent in the supplied bag, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,435
Posted By otbmf
Thumb + 1 for difference it makes - I switched to...

+ 1 for difference it makes -

I switched to basic Fastways a few seasons back. I'm 6'2" and it helped take a long distance kink out of my right knee. For what its worth I borrowed another...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,351
Posted By otbmf
Thumb OK, I like em too

run more than a few sets over the years, even if they are just 'weekend' tires
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,482
Posted By otbmf
nope to replace but if you're in there maybe check your caliper

as others, hope you don't need to replace.

retiredgentleman - very cool, I had been told by a few people that these couldn't be turned, thanks for posting.

I ran my rears too far and scraped...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By otbmf
good to hear

Hey all, thanks for the additional info.

fyi the final cost for new hardware was going to be $190 CDN w/taxes - the roll pins were just over $10 each, happy to not be needing that now...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By otbmf
thanks for the feedback

Hey guys, thanks for the feedback and the link. I like the bit about 'lived to tell the tale' - that's what I needed to hear :)

Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,293
Posted By otbmf
1150GS - should you change hardware when installing rotors

Couple of good threads of late on swapping brake lines on 1150GS. I'm planning on replacing rotors and pads, and will look at the original lines as well.

On the rotors, does anyone have an opinion...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,612
Posted By otbmf
I'm in

but I like I rode a lot less after I converted the clicks to miles...


good for kicking this one out

Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,768
Posted By otbmf
centre stand 95%

hmm, neat thread, never really considered pros vs cons - use mine almost all the time, except for quick stops or parking in downtown streets...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,735
Posted By otbmf
Thumb what hikelbum said

I used the same old link from 'MikeO' - cheap, super easy, and quick to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,259
Posted By otbmf
35W low beam

For what it's worth, I've been running both hi and low 35W with slim ballasts for a few seasons now (they pressure fit perfectly in the space your Terra Nova bar leaves...).

I can't recall ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,016
Posted By otbmf
how many miles since replaced?

Hey twinsig,

Timely posting, I've just got a set that I'm going to try to install in a 2001 GS. Do you know how many miles your bike has since they were installed? As Jamming said, I've heard the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,338
Posted By otbmf
risers, givi, lifts, fastways...

6' 2" with a 34" inseam

for what its worth, I tired the original screen with tobinators, which was a bit of help but not really much. I use a givi now with the tobinators (taller, but not so that...
Forum: Vendors 12-29-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,273
Posted By otbmf
got mine

Many thanks for issue. Liked the app, quick easy navigation (cool slider). Solid content, with the bits on S1000 retro and lots of info on different race results.

Also, hadn't realized your...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,769
Posted By otbmf


As I understand it the numbers refer to the different kinds of cleats you can get with the pegs. Whoever you order from can set you straight f3 vs f5, but the more aggressive cleats will...
Forum: Canada 07-05-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,573
Posted By otbmf
'Chuck's' BMW service in Toronto

I hear that re downtown BMW - I could almost push my bike there, but use OpenRoad all the way up in Newmarket instead. Not cheap, but...

There is also Chuck, from McBride's back in the day. He...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 774
Posted By otbmf
had to get another one...

Hey caljw,

Sorry to say I can't help either - had the same request earlier in the summer, could not figure out how to work the bits back together.

Ended up buying a used one, currently there...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,444
Posted By otbmf
how to remove lock

Hey R1100purist;

Had to do the same thing this week with my 1150.

As m0rbid45 said, carefully depress the tab on the inside of the barrel lock and pull it out with the key in it. Hope you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,710
Posted By otbmf
Hit a slow moving crow with my GS on lakeshore...

Hit a slow moving crow with my GS on lakeshore blvd here in Toronto, under the overpass. I was the only vehicle in either direction, he floated across in front of me, and then turned parallel I...
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