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Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By deacon51
That's a nice test JS... I'll give it a try and...

That's a nice test JS... I'll give it a try and see what happens.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By deacon51
When the first set was gone at the 12,000 mile...

When the first set was gone at the 12,000 mile check it was "oh, they are just a soft compound from the factory" This time I was like "Look, I"m not changing brake pads at every oil change, something...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 344,358
Posted By deacon51
18,000 mile service on my early build '14. ...

18,000 mile service on my early build '14. Second set of rear pads are near used up. EBC pads on the way. I would love to find the root cause. I started another thread to try and find an answer.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By deacon51
GSW Rear brake pads

Okay, when at the 12,000 mile check I did a little reading on here regarding early wearing of the rear brake pads, since mine were paper thin. That led me to believe that a few sets of pads from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2,921
Views: 931,742
Posted By deacon51
On the dragon coming back from Zion last week. ...

On the dragon coming back from Zion last week.

Photo by Killboy.com, owned by me.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/4o_bVkGpoPqdEu9OP-XO7fk9uosvUMtvIA5juD1zgm8=w1613-h1075-no
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2,921
Views: 931,742
Posted By deacon51
Oops, forgot to make it public.

Oops, forgot to make it public.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By deacon51
The story of the Yellow Rag at Four Corners

So a couple of weeks ago, I stopped at the Four Corners. I stood in four states, bought a sticker, drank a bottle of water, and admired the view. I pulled my rag out of my tank bag, pored a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,921
Views: 931,742
Posted By deacon51
I went up to Capital Reef to camp out and see the...

I went up to Capital Reef to camp out and see the stars.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rREo7JD2A0E/VBjsQkXzsfI/AAAAAAAAIpI/7OIJqA0xTjU/w1152-h648-no/20140902_184408_HDR-medium.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By deacon51
It's hard to keep this up while I'm on the road. ...

It's hard to keep this up while I'm on the road. Don't worry, I'm keeping notes and taking photos. Next rest day I'll get it all up to date! I'll also resize the images!
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By deacon51
Day One. We are off! ...

Day One.
We are off!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ONT2YnEg1KYPruMOM_1otXzNq0g8hSeSlyO7Ies57Tk=w552-h414-p-no
Bike all loaded up!

Not a lot to report. NoVa doesn’t offer much. Yes,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 483
Posted By deacon51
GSW Rear break pads

10,600 miles on my 2014 R1200GS.
Rear Brake pads almost gone. I took it in to the dealer, brake pads are on back order, 2 - 4 weeks. No issue found with the bike. "BMW uses soft pads on the rear...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By deacon51
Going over my bike. 2014 R1200GS with 10,600...

Going over my bike. 2014 R1200GS with 10,600 miles.
Rear break pads are almost gone.

My contract for employment still hasn't been approved, my current contract ends September 30th.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By deacon51
Sorry, its been a while since I updated this. ...

Sorry, its been a while since I updated this. Last Saturday my son announced that he has decided NOT to attend MMI. He wants to get a job and save up a little money so he can buy a new KTM and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 924
Views: 204,319
Posted By deacon51
Me, my father and my son. ...

Me, my father and my son.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FcwrMLh7T60/U92kUfWxRvI/AAAAAAAAINc/cqoKIu-OcBk/w922-h1230-no/3Bishops.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By deacon51
It's a 2014 with only 10,000 miles on it. I'm...

It's a 2014 with only 10,000 miles on it.
I'm the only ones that's ridden the bike and I have no idea what could have happened. I've got a few supper deep potholes on my way to work, but I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 131,295
Posted By deacon51
We'll see how the time line is looking. Right...

We'll see how the time line is looking.
Right now I think we are just going to take the coast south, unless a local gives me some other advice. As a east coast motorcyclist, California is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 131,295
Posted By deacon51
We are going to ride out to the Golden Gate...

We are going to ride out to the Golden Gate Bridge, then drop south along the coast to LA before cutting back to Phoenix.

I'm have a ride report going for the trip, the link is in my sig line.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 821
Posted By deacon51
Busted Front Finder

I don't have a clue what happened.
This happened on the road, no tip over no impact.
When I took it off it had a small mark on the bottom of the leading edge. I guess I picked up a rock...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 131,295
Posted By deacon51
I have had my 2014 for 10 months now. It seems...

I have had my 2014 for 10 months now. It seems like just yesterday I was waiting on pins and needles tracking that stupid ship across the Atlantic, fussing over customs, shipping...

I got my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By deacon51
Wow, subscribers. Thanks for following us along....

Wow, subscribers. Thanks for following us along. I hope we don't disappoint!

I have been working on mapping out our route using Garmin's BaseCamp software. The tool is pretty good at picking a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,304
Views: 1,182,496
Posted By deacon51
What bike covers are you using, I need one for a...

What bike covers are you using, I need one for a cross country trip.
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By deacon51
One thing I think I should have added is that my...

One thing I think I should have added is that my parents, while being incredibly discouraging of our trip have decided to tag along. They are lifelong motorcyclist, having crossed the country many...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 391,573
Posted By deacon51
I need a cheep dust cover that packs small for a...

I need a cheep dust cover that packs small for a cross country trip.
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,511
Posted By deacon51
Father and Son ride Across Amercia

My son is turning into a young man and has decided to attend the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Phoenix, AZ. We will be riding out, I on my 2014 R1200GS and he on his 2007 Ninja 650r. We will be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,270
Posted By deacon51
8500 on my stock Trail Attacks when I replaced...

8500 on my stock Trail Attacks when I replaced them with a new set....
They are worthless on anything soft, but on maintained or hard packed dirt or gravel they have been great.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 231,956
Posted By deacon51
Here's what I want. Voice dialing of my phone ...

Here's what I want.
Voice dialing of my phone
Phone Media (Music, podcast, Audio Books)
Voice Prompt for navigation.
Know who is calling before I answer.
Traffic and weather on the GPS using...
Forum: Americas 06-28-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 379
Posted By deacon51
Father and Son X-Country routing Ideas

My 17 year old will be attending the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Phoenix, AZ this fall. He needs to be there on September 4th. We are planing to ride there. He has a 2006 Ninja 650r and I on a...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By deacon51
Held Steve Classic

I don't know, I'm a little disappointed. It's only been four years and to tell the truth, not that many miles since this is only one of three pair I ware. I have other gloves for cold or wet and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By deacon51
I have the same powerport to USB cable and yes......

I have the same powerport to USB cable and yes... if I forget to unplug it in two days the battery on my 2014 R1200GS will be dead. The owners manual says all kids of stuff about it being a "Smart"...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,673
Views: 344,358
Posted By deacon51
My inconsistent clutch engagement / poor shifting...

My inconsistent clutch engagement / poor shifting at high RPM issues seem to have been resolved at the 6k mile service. The tech noted "No issues found with clutch or shifting." on my paper work....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,057
Posted By deacon51
I have 6500 miles on my '14 R1200GSw and it's...

I have 6500 miles on my '14 R1200GSw and it's been a hell of a winter! Here are my understandings and observations of the modes.

Rain Mode really dampens throttle response and the fueling just...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,390
Posted By deacon51
My dealer just told me the other day they will...

My dealer just told me the other day they will not install 3rd party tires and it was $80 a wheel to install the tires on the bike... he also said it was cheaper to just bring in the wheels but I was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 33,327
Posted By deacon51
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fBmoIZprJNE/U1G...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fBmoIZprJNE/U1GQPobhocI/AAAAAAAAHmk/MH4kkgbRNnk/w1257-h832-no/BMW_WV.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 10,353
Posted By deacon51
I'm looking forward to this ride. I haven't...

I'm looking forward to this ride. I haven't spent much time north of the city.
I'm not 100% in, but I am 99% in.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By deacon51
I have been running one all winter and haven't...

I have been running one all winter and haven't noticed any measurable difference in performance. I have gained about 2 MPG since I installed the booster plug (From 42 MPG on average to 44 MPG), but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 549,408
Posted By deacon51
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fBmoIZprJNE/U1G...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-fBmoIZprJNE/U1GQPobhocI/AAAAAAAAHmk/MH4kkgbRNnk/w1303-h863-no/BMW_WV.jpg

My 17 year old son and I took a quick trip into West Virginia.
He's on a Ninja 650r...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-07-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 10,353
Posted By deacon51
Are we confirmed for the 27th? If so, I'm in......

Are we confirmed for the 27th?
If so, I'm in... ish.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,491
Posted By deacon51
I have a early 2014 GSW... I love it. I got it...

I have a early 2014 GSW... I love it. I got it in October of 2013 and have already put 5000 miles on it. Not a for 5 months of ownership, the this past winter has been rough. I love the bike, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By deacon51
I have never owned a bike with a dry clutch. I...

I have never owned a bike with a dry clutch. I think a wet clutch is the way t go. And I understand that with that you have some clutch drag. My issue seems to be with the way the friction zone...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By deacon51
I have 5000 miles on my GSW... The clutch /...

I have 5000 miles on my GSW...
The clutch / shifting on this thing is sub par, I'm not a fan at all. Not so bad that I don't like the bike, but it's a source of minor disappointment.

The...
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