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Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 912
Posted By fonzie56
Got a bmw toolkit spark plug socket,(wrench)....

Got a bmw toolkit spark plug socket,(wrench). Works as advertised.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,016
Posted By fonzie56
'09' GS. I use Mobil 1 20w50 motorcycle oil. Good...

'09' GS. I use Mobil 1 20w50 motorcycle oil. Good stuff, readily available.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,597
Posted By fonzie56
Love it! My 09 is silver, too! Congrats! :clap

Love it! My 09 is silver, too! Congrats! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,415
Posted By fonzie56
Got Beemer Buddies on my '09' GS. The heaters...

Got Beemer Buddies on my '09' GS. The heaters work just fine through them.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,960
Posted By fonzie56
Sorry for your troubles, it would really hurt my...

Sorry for your troubles, it would really hurt my feelings if my 09 GS hit the ground. I bought one of your DVD's from Beemer Boneyard a couple of weeks ago, hope it helps.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,714
Posted By fonzie56
Anytime I part any electrical connector on my...

Anytime I part any electrical connector on my motorbikes, I use dielectric grease when re-installing.

I got a large tube, (silicone grease), from Ace hardware a few years ago. Enough to last...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,508
Posted By fonzie56
Had a HD Ultra Classic. It was a good tourer but...

Had a HD Ultra Classic. It was a good tourer but it was extremely heavy. I now ride an 09 R1200GS. So much lighter and easier to ride.

You will miss the cc and the 2 cylinder will vibrate more...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,887
Posted By fonzie56
I'm with Botch; my 09 is everything I need from a...

I'm with Botch; my 09 is everything I need from a BMW motorbike.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,076
Posted By fonzie56
M y 09 R1200GS came with the PL backrest already...

M y 09 R1200GS came with the PL backrest already installed. It is a quality product, easily installed and removed. My 9 year old daughter likes it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,050
Posted By fonzie56
Use one on my '09' GS with no issues.

Use one on my '09' GS with no issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By fonzie56
+1 with Gezerbike. This is what I would do.

+1 with Gezerbike. This is what I would do.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,865
Posted By fonzie56
Check rubber manifolds for cracks/air leaks. With...

Check rubber manifolds for cracks/air leaks. With motor running, spray WD 40 on intakes. If idle increases, you got a leak. Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,610
Posted By fonzie56
It's probably at the OP's house. :eek1

It's probably at the OP's house. :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By fonzie56
Got a silver 09 last year with only 3800 miles on...

Got a silver 09 last year with only 3800 miles on it. Just got back from northern Wisconsin. She's covered with bugs and other road crap. Zero problems so far. Great bike! Enjoy yours!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,903
Posted By fonzie56
Now, see what you started?! Just fix it and go...

Now, see what you started?! Just fix it and go for a ride. All you Yamaha people go home, nobody cares what you think.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By fonzie56
Bought my 09 GS last year with only 3800 miles....

Bought my 09 GS last year with only 3800 miles. Also looked new. Need to thank the previous owner for buying my bike and saving it for me.
Sounds like a great deal to me! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,720
Posted By fonzie56
BMW R1200GS is a touring platform with off-road...

BMW R1200GS is a touring platform with off-road capabilities.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,885
Posted By fonzie56
It always amazes me that some people buy a bike...

It always amazes me that some people buy a bike and then don't ride it! I have had really good luck buying low mileage bikes; in fact, that is a plus in my book. Currently, I'm riding a 2009 GS that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,383
Posted By fonzie56
I purchased my 09 GS with only 3800 miles on the...

I purchased my 09 GS with only 3800 miles on the odo last September from RFalcone Powersports in Indy for $12995. My bike has fewer farkles than the one you're looking at, however, that left room for...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 31,993
Posted By fonzie56
I bought my 2009 KLR 650 in 09 brand spankin' new...

I bought my 2009 KLR 650 in 09 brand spankin' new for $4899.00. I upgraded the infamous doohickey and spring myself. I do all the maintenance on this simple machine. I have the utmost confidence in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By fonzie56
Got an 09 GS. Usually use an Optimate 4 to charge...

Got an 09 GS. Usually use an Optimate 4 to charge through the CANbus. However, the O4 will not desulfate the battery in the CANbus mode.

So I use a Deltran battery tender direct to the battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By fonzie56
+1. My 09 GS had one of these installed when I...

+1. My 09 GS had one of these installed when I purchased her. Pricey, but, on/off in seconds; well made.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,551
Posted By fonzie56
Besides the filled tank with stabilizer, I always...

Besides the filled tank with stabilizer, I always change my oil and filter in the fall after riding season. Then plug in the battery and cover her up. I won't ride again 'till spring. Then all I will...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,777
Posted By fonzie56
More power to ya, I'm happy with my 09 R1200GS....

More power to ya, I'm happy with my 09 R1200GS. Different strokes, brothers! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,537
Posted By fonzie56
I own two bikes, a 09 KLR 650 that I purchased...

I own two bikes, a 09 KLR 650 that I purchased new in 09 and farkled out, doohickey/torsion spring. I'm 57 and do all my own maintenance. The KLR is easy to work on and was my commuter until I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,488
Posted By fonzie56
Bought my first BMW at 57 last September. I...

Bought my first BMW at 57 last September. I retired in January. got the Beemer itch after watching Ewan and Charley go long way round.
Unfortunately, there wasn't a BMW dealership in Indy back...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,903
Posted By fonzie56
Jmho

Get the KLR. You won't be disappointed. 'nuff said.:dhorse
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5,322
Views: 1,412,592
Posted By fonzie56
KLR 650 mods

I set my KLR up as a commuter.
Taller windscreen
16T CS sprocket
7/8" bar risers
centerstand
bar bag
Caribou cases panniers
Will install Shinko 705's soon as the original tires are done.
...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,215
Posted By fonzie56
Thumb I use my 09 KLR 650 as a commuter. I don't know...

I use my 09 KLR 650 as a commuter. I don't know how big the DR650's gas tank is, but a KLR carries 6 gallons. That's about 280 miles. Don't worry about the valve adjustment; there's only 4 and it...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,555
Posted By fonzie56
Commuter

I've got an '09' KLR 650 that I use strictly as a commuter. I ride interstate to work and back whenever the weather's ok and the bike seems to like the 60 to 75 mph I usually ride.
gonna try the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 13,128
Posted By fonzie56
Laugh Goodbye, HD. Hello fun!

Sold my 2001 Ultra Classic HD when my divorce deemed it necessary that I have some extra $$$.

After 2 years of struggling with my huge mortgage payment and since the economy tanked and I couldn't...
Forum: Thumpers 01-22-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,488
Posted By fonzie56
Talking 1st D-S

My first dual sport, (of course, back then they weren't called that), was a bright green '70's Honda SL 100. Had the high front fender and solo seat, universal tread tires. Loved that bike, I was...
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,600
Posted By fonzie56
Wink throttle

Try using a little throttle when it's warm out, like in the old days before fuel injection.
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