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Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,341
Posted By simoneau
My 25000 mile 2014 GSA does this on occasion too....

My 25000 mile 2014 GSA does this on occasion too. I can only theorise that a possible cause would be the engine attempting to run in reverse momentarily when the starter isn't held on long enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,447
Posted By simoneau
Try cymarkbikeparts.Co.uk for the guard.

Try cymarkbikeparts.Co.uk for the guard.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,095
Posted By simoneau
Bought my 2014 GSAW on Feb 5. It was the first...

Bought my 2014 GSAW on Feb 5. It was the first GSAW received at Fort Worth BMW and of course had all the bells and whistles. I've had nothing but praise for this bike and no service problems. No...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,283
Posted By simoneau
I've just turned 18,800 miles with no faults and...

I've just turned 18,800 miles with no faults and no problems on my 2014 GSA. 7 months old, thank goodness for extended warranties!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By simoneau
This is not your ZFE, it is your HID knocking out...

This is not your ZFE, it is your HID knocking out the ZFE. The ZFE is seeing a too low resistance in comparison to a halogen bulb, thus circuit overloads and cuts off. Some models of R1200's are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,904
Posted By simoneau
Well, it's true. First set of rear brake pads...

Well, it's true. First set of rear brake pads were replaced at 49500 miles, second set of rears were Carbone Lorraine and sold half worn with the bike. The front original pads lasted 119500 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,904
Posted By simoneau
2007 is my bid. Just sold my 2007 R1200 GSA with...

2007 is my bid. Just sold my 2007 R1200 GSA with 188,000 miles to someone in Chihuahua, Mexico. Only one problem not recognized by recall, a front u-joint at 60,000 miles, in all those miles. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By simoneau
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/NGK-Dual-Ground-E...

http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/NGK-Dual-Ground-Electrode-Plug-BMW-R1200GSW-p/lmar8d-j.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,274
Posted By simoneau
He's talking about a front fender extender...

He's talking about a front fender extender interfering with a big skid plate. They all do that, but if you use this http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GSALC/42770000.html or this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,459
Posted By simoneau
Hornig makes a screen type radiator protector. ...

Hornig makes a screen type radiator protector. http://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.com/BMW-R-1200-GS-LC/Alu-High-grade-Steel/Cooler-protection.html
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By simoneau
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Hc0YJMwyI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Hc0YJMwyI
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,218
Views: 244,699
Posted By simoneau
If you get an error bringing up Basecamp after...

If you get an error bringing up Basecamp after installing the maps on your PC here is a workaround for basecamp install on a PC:

Uninstall BaseCamp (using the system program uninstall)
Under...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By simoneau
Your 2012 does not sync itself like the new LC's....

Your 2012 does not sync itself like the new LC's. It will respond to syncing, Twinmax or manometer, the same as your 1150. The idle sync is not adjustable, only reset able by computer, and not...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,018
Posted By simoneau
Never in 187,000 miles, 2007 GSA.

Never in 187,000 miles, 2007 GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,578
Posted By simoneau
My GSA Mods include: BMW ...

My GSA Mods include:

BMW Panniers-Side BMW
BMW Pannier-Top BMW
NAV V GPS BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By simoneau
Sounds like you are using the whole tread instead...

Sounds like you are using the whole tread instead of just the center of the tread like so many of us on the flatlands of the USA. Thus, longer tread life.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By simoneau
Quote---Make sure the clutch and brakes work OK....

Quote---Make sure the clutch and brakes work OK. Brake fluid is hygroscopic(collects water). The moisture can migrate to the calipers and clutch slave cylinder. ---

Clutch is NOT operated with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,362
Posted By simoneau
You probably need risers that go up and back to...

You probably need risers that go up and back to eliminate the stretch to the bars. http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GSLC/41970111.html
You can adjust the angle of the bars by 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By simoneau
To your question, not advised. the plug has...

To your question, not advised. the plug has limited power capability and timing for on/off function. Use the fuse block or just connect directly to the battery use an inline fuse.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 461,734
Posted By simoneau
Put a door mat below the bike when you put it on...

Put a door mat below the bike when you put it on the centerstand. That'll give it traction next time you take it of the centerstand.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By simoneau
My 2007 has 186000 miles and stills rides and...

My 2007 has 186000 miles and stills rides and sounds like it came off the showroom floor. I think the engine is good for 250k to 300k or more with no problem. Original everything, but drive shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,435
Posted By simoneau
Some come with Conti Trail Attacks. Some Anakee...

Some come with Conti Trail Attacks. Some Anakee 3. Some TKCs.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By simoneau
The oil level is shown in the oil level glass. ...

The oil level is shown in the oil level glass. Just make sure it's below the level of the seal.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 461,734
Posted By simoneau
But they are ROX RISERS, just the fixed ones at...

But they are ROX RISERS, just the fixed ones at 1.5 inches.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 461,734
Posted By simoneau
Just checking the internet and local shops and...

Just checking the internet and local shops and there is a profound lack of tires to fit our new-to-be bikes. With spring around the corner and my propensity to put almost 3000 miles a month on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By simoneau
There is a magnet in the transmission that...

There is a magnet in the transmission that probably caught the missing tooth. This magnet is in addition to the drain plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,054
Posted By simoneau
For what it's worth, my 1999 R1100RT got is...

For what it's worth, my 1999 R1100RT got is second wind and noticeable smoothness at 97,000 miles, oil usage was never an issue and performance got better with age. My 2007 R1200GSA came into it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 461,734
Posted By simoneau
Joining the list of waiting the arrival of my...

Joining the list of waiting the arrival of my Olive Metallic Matte GSA in Fort Worth, TX. I was first on their list.:D:eek1:1drink:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
Posted By simoneau
You definitely need to ride more! I've averaged...

You definitely need to ride more! I've averaged 26890 miles/year for the past 7 years on my 2007 R1200GSA. Just sayin'. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By simoneau
http://motorcycles.about.com/od/bmw/gr/09_bmw_r120...

http://motorcycles.about.com/od/bmw/gr/09_bmw_r1200gs_review.htm says no.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 461,734
Posted By simoneau
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Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 461,734
Posted By simoneau
I compiled this chart of late, you will notice...

I compiled this chart of late, you will notice the waterboxer ratios are very close to the 05-07 overall:

05-07 GS/GSA
1.824 (31:17), Primary Gear / Overall Ratio
2.277 (41:18) 1st ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,909
Posted By simoneau
Actually the microfiche lists the oem can as...

Actually the microfiche lists the oem can as weighing almost 11 lbs.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,386
Posted By simoneau
PR3 's for me. Took them to Salem and back plus...

PR3 's for me. Took them to Salem and back plus Arkansas twice and Kentucky this year and they are the best performing road tire for the GSA. Got 8000 miles from the first rear tire and 6000 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By simoneau
I now have 183,400 miles on the original clutch,...

I now have 183,400 miles on the original clutch, 2007 R1200GSA. Also, no spline lubes have been performed. Clutch actuation is still as original. Been a great bike!!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 461,734
Posted By simoneau
Olive bike is LED headlight, grill is for...

Olive bike is LED headlight, grill is for cooling, White bike is halogen headlight, extra light is for driving or possibly daytime.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,527
Posted By simoneau
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid...

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0007096.png?v=04302013

Longer shoulder screw is #4 in this microfiche or #5 in this:...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
Posted By simoneau
I own a 2007 R1200GSA that has 181,000 miles on...

I own a 2007 R1200GSA that has 181,000 miles on it and I do not hesitate to take it on a 4000 or 6000 mile trip. It is a proven reliable motorcycle and has had no problems but a drive shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,689
Posted By simoneau
Only if your bike came with the trip computer...

Only if your bike came with the trip computer option.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 461,734
Posted By simoneau
Per the press release on the 2014 GSA, weight 90...

Per the press release on the 2014 GSA, weight 90 percent full of gas is 573 lbs, so comparing apples to apples fuel wise, 10 liters of fuel equates to 17 lbs approx so GSA is 556 lbs or 31 lbs more...
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