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Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By ShaftEd
On my 2014 GS I do run with my rear preload set...

On my 2014 GS I do run with my rear preload set at 1 helmet + luggage, even when I have no luggage on the bike. Iím 230 lbs and the helmet only setting is too low and does not give me enough ground...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 GSW does it too. On occasion, after a...

My 2014 GSW does it too. On occasion, after a fuel fill up, when the bike starts up, it resets the rear preload going down and then back to the correct setting. Been doing this once and a while since...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By ShaftEd
I basically do what the manual says, but I do put...

I basically do what the manual says, but I do put the calipers back on only hand tight, then take bike off stand and push forks down and up a few times using front brakes Then snug everything up....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,781
Posted By ShaftEd
33,000 miles for my 2014 GSW. No valve shims...

33,000 miles for my 2014 GSW. No valve shims changed yet. Warranty repairs so far:

Broken Gas Cap-replaced

Windscreen cracks-replaced with updated windscreen

Turn signal switch...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,576
Posted By ShaftEd
On a side note, 2006 would have servo brakes....

On a side note, 2006 would have servo brakes. While many like them, buyer should know what he's getting into.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By ShaftEd
Update on the heated grips failure. Since itís a...

Update on the heated grips failure. Since itís a PITA to get to the dealer, thought I would take a look myself to see whatís up. About 6 weeks ago I had the right switch gear replaced due to a broken...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By ShaftEd
Thanks guys, this might just be an opportunity...

Thanks guys, this might just be an opportunity after all. Grips have always only been Luke warm, now that they have failed maybe get some ones that actually get hot :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By ShaftEd
2014 GSW Heated Grips Failure

Hey All, My heated grips just stopped working. Not just weak but completely dead. Switch works and shows high and low settings on dash fine. Does anyone know if there is a fuse to check? Manual...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 does it now and then, and my buddy's 14...

My 2014 does it now and then, and my buddy's 14 GSW too. No one's figured out what it is yet, but hasn't actually broke anything so far. Does sound like hell when it does the noise though.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By ShaftEd
Pentosin Coolant is the euro blue stuff for BMW's...

Pentosin Coolant is the euro blue stuff for BMW's that is available at regular auto parts stores. It is not premixed though, so you will have to add distilled water for 50/50 mix. Really, if you only...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By ShaftEd
I assume the OP is talking about the Sachs...

I assume the OP is talking about the Sachs Dynamic shocks. I guess the answer is nobody knows. The actual solenoid valve in the shocks is the same one BMW uses in some of their cars, so you figure...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,257
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 got 100 miles before it started weeping...

My 2014 got 100 miles before it started weeping coolant.:deal:1drink:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,916
Posted By ShaftEd
Can we do a trackday at Cadwell Park and see...

Can we do a trackday at Cadwell Park and see which bike gets more air.:clap...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,916
Posted By ShaftEd
If you want a lumbering huge pig with a heavy...

If you want a lumbering huge pig with a heavy crank and exxon valdez fuel supply, go 15 GSA. If you want the sportbike of GS's, get the 14 with the lighter crank.:1drink
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-09-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,497
Posted By ShaftEd
Damn, THAT's cool!:clap

Damn, THAT's cool!:clap
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By ShaftEd
I use the front panel powerlet socket on my 2014...

I use the front panel powerlet socket on my 2014 to power my RD, and to answer def’s question. For me here in CA, I won’t ride without an RD. For instant on and laser, your RD isn’t going to do you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,923
Posted By ShaftEd
Itís a tough call, but bottom line from my...

Itís a tough call, but bottom line from my experience, the older model is a bit superior in tighter technical slow going off road. The LC is better on dirt trails and fireroads where you can carry...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,923
Posted By ShaftEd
How about this: ...

How about this:

http://www.motorcycle.com/gallery/gallery.php/d/377520-2/bmw-r1200gs-2013-vs-2012-hp-torque-dyno.jpg
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-03-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,191
Posted By ShaftEd
Just so you guys feel better, I put a Uni Filter...

Just so you guys feel better, I put a Uni Filter in my 2014 GSW. Didn't even ask if it voids the warranty.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By ShaftEd
30k miles in 18 months on my 2014 GSW. Doing...

30k miles in 18 months on my 2014 GSW. Doing great so far. Gas cap replaced when new, self healing waterpump when new, stopped dribbling after 2k miles, and most recently left switch gear replaced...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By ShaftEd
How about some more 1150GS GSXR stalking pics?...

How about some more 1150GS GSXR stalking pics? This is from 2004 at Streets of Willow on my old "Big Bird":

http://i.imgur.com/z1fyQhq.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By ShaftEd
Jeez, nobody has a sense of humor anymore.:1drink

Jeez, nobody has a sense of humor anymore.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,493
Posted By ShaftEd
Of course he smoked the GSXR. OP has an 1150 and...

Of course he smoked the GSXR. OP has an 1150 and the gsxr is only a little 600.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By ShaftEd
Here's the link to the thread discussing the...

Here's the link to the thread discussing the Shift Assist Pro. Bottom line is some love it, and some don't. I've had mine on for about 6 months and consider it one of the greatest options ever for a...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By ShaftEd
Been a continuous thread over in GSpot. Nice how...

Been a continuous thread over in GSpot. Nice how BMW has waited until almost everyone has already replaced them at owner cost years ago. Smart.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By ShaftEd
Common issue. Just under the left grip rubber lip...

Common issue. Just under the left grip rubber lip where it meets the wheel is a small torx bolt. Just peel back the grip a slight amount and you will see it. Tighten and you are good to go.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,180
Posted By ShaftEd
For trackdays on my 2007 12GS, I used Conti Road...

For trackdays on my 2007 12GS, I used Conti Road Attack. Sadly not available in the newer GSW sizes for my 2014 GS.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-26-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 972
Views: 88,390
Posted By ShaftEd
Iím in SolCal, so splitting is a daily event for...

Iím in SolCal, so splitting is a daily event for me. A few years ago I did a trip to Seattle and while riding through Portland at rush hour, of course the freeway was locked, and of course being from...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By ShaftEd
I got the extended Western Service Contract for...

I got the extended Western Service Contract for my 2014 GSW at time of purchase. It was $1200 for 6 years/unlimited miles. Yes, they like to have you purchase the extended warranty within the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 495,956
Posted By ShaftEd
I guess we can call that the "shotgun"...

I guess we can call that the "shotgun" approach.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 111,117
Posted By ShaftEd
Well, thatís not exactly true. The normal shifter...

Well, thatís not exactly true. The normal shifter just has the regular shiftshaft return spring to work with when shifting. The GSAP has its own heaver spring in the unit. Even when you shift...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 495,956
Posted By ShaftEd
CGALLONI, Posting your same question in three...

CGALLONI, Posting your same question in three different threads is not going to help with responses. A few drops out the weephole now and then is no big deal. Keep an eye on the catch tank level and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 111,117
Posted By ShaftEd
I believe it was $580 for the unit, $140 for the...

I believe it was $580 for the unit, $140 for the software, and $100 to install for my 2014.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,176
Posted By ShaftEd
Here's a video of my 14 GSW at Streets of Willow...

Here's a video of my 14 GSW at Streets of Willow Feb. 2014. I'm running with the Intermediate Group on a Motoyard Trackday. I agree that a GS is not a "sportbike", but it is getting closer as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,032
Posted By ShaftEd
My 14 GSW did the same thing. Side the piston is...

My 14 GSW did the same thing. Side the piston is on wore faster than the other side.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By ShaftEd
Look for the red dongle under the seat. If it has...

Look for the red dongle under the seat. If it has that, it has ride modes pro, or use the vin check to list all options.

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,735
Posted By ShaftEd
Yes, ESA on the 14 was "Dynamic".

Yes, ESA on the 14 was "Dynamic".
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-08-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,623
Posted By ShaftEd
swmotech doesn't know how the bag will interfere...

swmotech doesn't know how the bag will interfere with your bars. Everyone has them in different positions and some have bar risers. The bags allow for front to back movement so you can position them...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,424
Posted By ShaftEd
Man, that thing did go over hard! That wasn't...

Man, that thing did go over hard! That wasn't just a light tap.

I did a search recently and could not find aftermarket replacement levers for the GSW. Plenty for the older CAM/Hex levers...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,137
Posted By ShaftEd
Awesome deal:deal Time to accessorize!:1drink ...

Awesome deal:deal Time to accessorize!:1drink

http://www.milkcratesdirect.com/image/cache/data/Set_of_6_square_milk_crates-500x500.jpg
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