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Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,855
Posted By ShaftEd
I'd say the GSW does very well getting around...

I'd say the GSW does very well getting around traffic.:deal:1drink

Willow Springs "Streets" Course trackday - Intermediate "B" Group earlier this year.

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,374
Posted By ShaftEd
BMW GS, sidestands optional!:1drink

BMW GS, sidestands optional!:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,374
Posted By ShaftEd
You will be golden when you figure out how to...

You will be golden when you figure out how to carry that 690 on your GS.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,715
Posted By ShaftEd
I've been riding for over 40 years. I've raced,...

I've been riding for over 40 years. I've raced, done numerous trackdays and generally ride around 20k miles per year, yet I'm a big fan of ABS. As long as abs and other electronic controls (i.e....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,661
Posted By ShaftEd
I traded in my 2007 12GS with 132,000 miles (No...

I traded in my 2007 12GS with 132,000 miles (No engine work, original clutch) to my local dealer for a new 2014 12GS. They had my old bike sold in one week. Not sure what they got for it, but they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,281
Posted By ShaftEd
Nice bike, but that is not an OHC model, so I...

Nice bike, but that is not an OHC model, so I believe would actually be a 2009 as far as I can tell? 2010 would have the over head cam.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By ShaftEd
I ran the Remus header with stock muffler on my...

I ran the Remus header with stock muffler on my 2007 12GS for over 100,000 miles. Bike ran great.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,501
Posted By ShaftEd
Damn, that GS is too clean to make an 85%...

Damn, that GS is too clean to make an 85% dirtbike. That's what KTM's are for.:D

I'd put some Ohlins on it and the hell out of her.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 849
Posted By ShaftEd
I have 250,000 miles on GS's. I don't know how to...

I have 250,000 miles on GS's. I don't know how to ride anything else.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,858
Posted By ShaftEd
Telelever is what makes the GS unique. I donít...

Telelever is what makes the GS unique. I donít see them changing to forks anytime soon. I know that many of the new models donít have the Telelever lately, but I believe they are trying to get non...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By ShaftEd
132,000 miles on my 2007 12GS when I traded her...

132,000 miles on my 2007 12GS when I traded her in on a 14 GSW. Original fuel pump and she ran just fine.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By ShaftEd
THAT is pretty darn slick.:deal:1drink

THAT is pretty darn slick.:deal:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,241
Posted By ShaftEd
Regular forks with a chain drive and inline 4...

Regular forks with a chain drive and inline 4 engine. Sounds great to many riders, but not for me. I prefer Telelever, Boxer, and shaft drive. :deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 dribbled like yours when new. Ordered new...

My 2014 dribbled like yours when new. Ordered new pump at dealer but by the time pump came in it had stopped leaking. Still on original pump now at 21,000 miles and Still dry. Keep an eye on coolant...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,773
Posted By ShaftEd
The crankshaft I wouldn't worry about. The 13...

The crankshaft I wouldn't worry about. The 13 will be a bit zippier and the 15 somewhat smoother. For the shift assist, if you are a sporting type rider it's awesome. If you don't live for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By ShaftEd
You must be talking about a non D-ESA GSW. Anyway...

You must be talking about a non D-ESA GSW. Anyway I don't think Ohlins has a shock available for the GSW yet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,381
Posted By ShaftEd
I'm from SD too. Many years ago I waited in line...

I'm from SD too. Many years ago I waited in line on my bike to cross back to US. When I got to the border official he told me not to wait in line from now on. They don't like the bikes mixed in with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,304
Posted By ShaftEd
Nothing specific. The BMW Motorrad site mentions...

Nothing specific. The BMW Motorrad site mentions the bottoming valving, but you really don't get many details.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,304
Posted By ShaftEd
There is no preload changes between modes,...

There is no preload changes between modes, including Enduro modes. What you are feeling is the anti-bottoming valving being used, especially in the Enduro Pro mode.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,270
Posted By ShaftEd
I donít think you fit the demographic of this...

I donít think you fit the demographic of this bike. A detuned 800 with very basic(but low) suspension and only adequate brakes. Its whole design purpose was to be unintimidating to newer/shorter...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,196
Posted By ShaftEd
You will definitely have "regrets" after taking...

You will definitely have "regrets" after taking 101, 405, and 5 through LA.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,196
Posted By ShaftEd
I do have to admit, I like the blacked out engine...

I do have to admit, I like the blacked out engine cases, swingarm, and wheel treatment that the Adventure model gets, but why would BMW use a paint scheme that will show scratches and tip over damage...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,196
Posted By ShaftEd
I have 2014 GSW and since I donít like crash...

I have 2014 GSW and since I donít like crash bars, large windscreens, or aluminum luggage, it doesnít make any sense for me to buy the Adventure version. No regrets.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By ShaftEd
That's the beauty of a GS, you can load it with...

That's the beauty of a GS, you can load it with all sorts of stuff. As much as your wallet allows, or you can keep it simple as some of us like to do, and yes, all my GS's do occasional trackdays....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By ShaftEd
A Suburban can't do a trackday worth a damn, but...

A Suburban can't do a trackday worth a damn, but a GSW sure as hell can. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By ShaftEd
Tank bag is from swmotech quick lock micro at...

Tank bag is from swmotech quick lock micro at twisted throttle.com
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,521
Posted By ShaftEd
What is wrong with you? Donít you know that you...

What is wrong with you? Donít you know that you are supposed to add as much junk as is possible to your Adv bike to make it more Adv-ish?

OK, Just kidding. Iím with you. I donít like adding a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 422,661
Posted By ShaftEd
You just loosen the torx head screws holding the...

You just loosen the torx head screws holding the radiator shrouds on and then tuck the foam in on each side (hand cut to be slightly larger than the rads on each side). Tighten the screws and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 422,661
Posted By ShaftEd
Uni Airfilter foam. Around $15 from Amazon. No...

Uni Airfilter foam. Around $15 from Amazon. No temp issues, no bug issues.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,307
Posted By ShaftEd
Somebody please explain the Suzuki Gladius....

Somebody please explain the Suzuki Gladius. :deal:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,742
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 did too in its early life. Maybe 3 or 4...

My 2014 did too in its early life. Maybe 3 or 4 times total. Hasn't done it in the last 10k miles though. I'm at 20k miles now.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By ShaftEd
It looks like you will have to take the 2008...

It looks like you will have to take the 2008 preload adjuster and put it on your 2005 shock. Then all the connectors should match up. You will need some way to compress the spring to take apart so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 5,200
Posted By ShaftEd
Been riding for 40 years, most of them without...

Been riding for 40 years, most of them without electronic aids. However, latest years Iíve been on BMWís and now a 2014 GS with all the abbreviations. I have no issue as they can all be turned off...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,726
Posted By ShaftEd
You bet, I paid a lot of extra $ to have a gps...

You bet, I paid a lot of extra $ to have a gps and brackets that block the top half of my speedo, so I mostly use the nav V to show my speed in digital form.:rofl

Kind of ridiculous, but its...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,060
Posted By ShaftEd
Whatís wrong with a little trail braking? Thatís...

Whatís wrong with a little trail braking? Thatís usually the way I enter a corner. On the brakes while starting my lean and then gradually let off brakes as the lean gets steeper. However, I donít...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By ShaftEd
Tough call. Iíve been riding different year...

Tough call. Iíve been riding different year 1150/1200 GSís for years and thousands of miles (quite a bit off road) without any ride modes at all. I didnít have traction control and I usually turned...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,771
Posted By ShaftEd
Cycles, Here's a thread in GSpot about a warranty...

Cycles, Here's a thread in GSpot about a warranty issue on a burned out 2012 GS wiring harness. You may not be the only one that this happened to.:deal
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Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By ShaftEd
From what I can tell the Denali D1 Microís at...

From what I can tell the Denali D1 Microís at 2.4Ē long are quite a bit smaller than the BMW oem leds. Not to mention the Twisted Throttle D1ís and light bar were about $300 total. Much cheaper than...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By ShaftEd
If you have cracks in the rubber of your valve...

If you have cracks in the rubber of your valve stems, you need new valve stems.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By ShaftEd
Running the Denali Micro's on my 2014 too. I used...

Running the Denali Micro's on my 2014 too. I used Twisted Throttle's light bar as I don't have crash bars to mount with. I also don't like monster sized lights hanging off the bike.:deal:1drink
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