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Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Disco Dean
This has partially happened to me in that I...

This has partially happened to me in that I noticed a front caliper that was loose. This happened after BMW - service and the tech forgot to tighten the bolts. Not too comforting and could have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,663
Posted By Disco Dean
+1 Jetspeed. That is the issue. I think it...

+1 Jetspeed. That is the issue.

I think it is a common change in the way things are designed and also in "us" consumers... blaming us is the worst thing any company can do for brand.

In the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By Disco Dean
As far as leaks go the tranny seal leak is a good...

As far as leaks go the tranny seal leak is a good one and a bad one.

Good in that even if it is leaking most times at the seal it will only empty out to the shaft seal and that means you still...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,663
Posted By Disco Dean
Also - in my non-engineer mind... The main...

Also - in my non-engineer mind... The main issue(s) as pointed out...

1 - the piece was just engineered a bit too thin on the mounting points.

2 - with a steel brake disk mounted (solid - not...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,663
Posted By Disco Dean
I understand the conversation here.. I get it and...

I understand the conversation here.. I get it and the frustration but I dont get why so many of you (us) are surprised by this. The auto/bike companies are huge and have hugererer legal departments...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,838
Posted By Disco Dean
NoMar is awesome love mine... It will take a...

NoMar is awesome love mine... It will take a while to pay for it in tire changes but well worth it to me. No more bloody knuckles and scratched up rims.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Disco Dean
I agree with most of what has been posted. I have...

I agree with most of what has been posted. I have an 06 GSA and love it but...

Make sure you get either an 07 or later or at least an 06 built after August as they did some mods to the bearings in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,487
Posted By Disco Dean
Def come on now... that is not very fare saying...

Def come on now... that is not very fare saying there is no return on investment. There are a lot of guys - regardless of performance gains or not - that just like how they sound personally and how...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,487
Posted By Disco Dean
12lb weight savings - with rear can more.

12lb weight savings - with rear can more.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,596
Posted By Disco Dean
I have had a few sets and never had an issue with...

I have had a few sets and never had an issue with the tires - the Heidenau was very noisy... but the Karoo 3's really nice (to me)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Disco Dean
1 - I put some lithium around the boots also to...

1 - I put some lithium around the boots also to make sure they are lubed. Be very careful when you put them back in as they seat quite loosely and you can have them not seat properly. Its not a big...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 770
Views: 96,663
Posted By Disco Dean
Weird.. this is so old it is not even funny. ...

Weird.. this is so old it is not even funny.

And, I guess I am lucky because when i took mine in it was replaced under warranty two years ago.

That is really strange it is coming up like this...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,654
Posted By Disco Dean
Agree... It is pretty easy and they get plenty...

Agree... It is pretty easy and they get plenty corroded... pads can hang up very easily on the pins and it takes almost negligible drag on a pad to wear it right down.

You can nice new titanium...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By Disco Dean
Will do Def.

Will do Def.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By Disco Dean
Im in Southern Ontario. It was a brutal winter...

Im in Southern Ontario. It was a brutal winter again and too cold but it is not Saskatchewan. The southern US got hit hard for sure... but -29c for us is too much.

Snow is melting which is good...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,001
Posted By Disco Dean
First Ride of the Season... and not soon enough!

Man not much to tell except I was going to do something drastic if I didnt get out and I did. Sunny and near dry but lots of snow still. I envy you guys down south!

0 degrees - and perfect.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By Disco Dean
First I think they ship and with your dollar the...

First I think they ship and with your dollar the way it is right now you get another 20%!!!! off!!!

They have extensive assembly on where to set up the front reservoir. The line fits under the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By Disco Dean
Up until only last year when they introduced...

Up until only last year when they introduced their new GS shocks the Ohlins only came with 1 speed compression dampening and rebound and optional hydraulic preload on the rear and ONLY one dampening...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By Disco Dean
There is no question that Ohlins are a world...

There is no question that Ohlins are a world class product. And, in some spaces the best.

However they have always been slow with the feature set and high in the price. The philosophy was they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,748
Posted By Disco Dean
I had a set of Elkas and they are great. They...

I had a set of Elkas and they are great. They come in about $1500/1800 for the pair depending on the shock. Made in Canada.

They are quite good quality shocks with a little less pedigree than...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,743
Posted By Disco Dean
Sound investment... she is happy. You are happy....

Sound investment... she is happy. You are happy. As long as you take her somewhere once in a while that she can wear those diamonds you are good. My better half loves being on the back and she is an...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,065
Posted By Disco Dean
The only reason corn farmers are selling it for...

The only reason corn farmers are selling it for ethanol is subsidies. No other reason. It is also the reason that corn prices have gone up so much in Central America that people are starving.

That...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,423
Posted By Disco Dean
I have a 21 on my bike and handling differences...

I have a 21 on my bike and handling differences are negligible to turn in. Keep in mind this is not the same as lowering or raising the forks in the triple clamps - as there is no movement there it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,402
Views: 1,166,963
Posted By Disco Dean
Hey cool shot... what tires are those?

Hey cool shot... what tires are those?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Disco Dean
...Def. I dont know of any measurable...

...Def.

I dont know of any measurable performance advantage for removing the Canister in engine. As I stated before I "assume" there is.

I also noted my use of "assume" by pointing out I used...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Disco Dean
I agree with you. In that I never said it was not...

I agree with you. In that I never said it was not a good idea. In fact anything that can make a real difference to pollution is a good idea.

I was just saying that the argument that it does not...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Disco Dean
Im in Canada and my bike doesn't come with it -...

Im in Canada and my bike doesn't come with it - nor do the European bikes... so it is either a good thing or BMW didn't feel like charging us for it.

If only the US requires a Canister and to my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,853
Posted By Disco Dean
Anton does rebuilds and have used him - he is...

Anton does rebuilds and have used him - he is perfect for this.

Total cost with parts was under $700.

Mine had shim problems from the factory that we identified and I had shims made (laser cut...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Disco Dean
You can grab a dremel and grind the tops of the...

You can grab a dremel and grind the tops of the screw heads off - remove everything - then cover the exposed bolts with tape - that would clean it up and not impact the tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,148
Posted By Disco Dean
Just last week had a similar problem and slotting...

Just last week had a similar problem and slotting it with a dremel as suggested is pretty much perfect.

The fill plug does not need to be tightened hardly at all - I am suspect why it would be so...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,887
Posted By Disco Dean
You guys in the states are so lucky... don't ever...

You guys in the states are so lucky... don't ever complain! I pay $700 a year for mine and that is the best deal I could get... most people pay $1100 and that is what I used to pay. My buddy in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,654
Posted By Disco Dean
If I remember correctly one of the pads is...

If I remember correctly one of the pads is thinner than the other - is that the case with the ones you got? I did not see that noted in the post. That would be enough to do it as they are very tight...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 170,167
Posted By Disco Dean
DV - this week!

Hey Everyone,

Heading out for our first DV tour - based in Beatty.

Any current thoughts on conditions or roads closed etc. Snow in the higher elevations....

Anyone with something to tell us?...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,554
Posted By Disco Dean
:clap It's a Rukka so I can only afford one! ...

:clap It's a Rukka so I can only afford one! Well I have two - a cold weather and warm weather jacket and on a few occasions in about 8 years have forgotten to switch it out.

But, still would...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,554
Posted By Disco Dean
I always put mine in a ziplock in an inside...

I always put mine in a ziplock in an inside breast pocket of my jacket.

I figure I will always always have my jacket on and if the bike gets stolen I still have the docs.... or if it needs to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By Disco Dean
Norton Commando... ...

Norton Commando...

http://youtu.be/iKqpvriKZuA
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By Disco Dean
Hi, Im 6'2" and have always had trouble with seat...

Hi, Im 6'2" and have always had trouble with seat pain. I have an 06 ADV

I made my own seat from my OEM seat pad and while it worked better and for my skills pretty damn nice - It was still too...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,258
Posted By Disco Dean
Spacer in the front suspension... #4 It fits and...

Spacer in the front suspension... #4 It fits and it is there and could be missed... The lock ring is 42mm so I think it would fit there - one in each side up against the seals... makes sense.

??...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,974
Posted By Disco Dean
Interesting... I am not making any definitive...

Interesting... I am not making any definitive suggestions as I DO NOT have a cam head but a simple review of the plug shows this is a good alternative.

And, on UKGSER...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By Disco Dean
Could be ADV bash plate or most cases those...

Could be ADV bash plate or most cases those things are for mechanical mounting during assembly and robotics etc... or disassembly with special tools and pullers.
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