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Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,447
Posted By twray
Seems unusual for one cylinder cam chain to run...

Seems unusual for one cylinder cam chain to run off the crankshaft and the other running off the counterbalance shaft. Seems some valve timing issues could result in gear wear from the counterbalance...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,447
Posted By twray
Any word on cruise control?

Any word on cruise control?
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,231
Posted By twray
Anyone switch from BMW GS//GSA to Yamaha FJR1300

Anyone ever switched from GS/GSA to a FJR1300 and have any imput? I just sold my GSA, it was too tall and as I get older, 63, I wont be doing anymore serious offroad stuff. The new FJR sounds nice...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,447
Posted By twray
gear ratios?

Anyone know what the gear ratios are. I hope they lower the first gear more than the current GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,520
Posted By twray
My 2012 GSA does the exact same thing, at the...

My 2012 GSA does the exact same thing, at the same rpms. Sounds to me like like timing chain rattle. I also though it may be the valve in the exhaust. It would be nice to have a diagnosis.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By twray
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Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By twray
New 2012 GSA, rear brake overheating.....

I have a new GSA, when doing the 600 mile service I noticed the rear disc was blue in color denoting it had been very hot at some point. Also, the rubber vent boot had melted on the side facing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By twray
Where did you mount your Navigator IV....

Got my promo Navigator IV for my new GSA and would like some suggestions on where to mount it. Do I need to get the extra mounting bar, or just mount it to existing bars?

Thanks in advance...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-12-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By twray
Need advice for headset to pair with Navigator IV...

I always ride solo and need some advice on what would be a good headset to pair with a BMW Navigator IV and an IPhone 4s.
Thanks in advance....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,735
Posted By twray
One thing no one has mentioned is the main reason...

One thing no one has mentioned is the main reason I sold my 2011 and bought a 2012 GSA, it is the lower first gear on the GSA. It is much easier to take off from a stop and much better off road. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By twray
Anyone know if the exhaust valve could cause the...

Anyone know if the exhaust valve could cause the rattle at such a specific rpm range at 3500-4000. When does the the valve open?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,289
Posted By twray
New GSA, new noises.....

I sold my 2011 GS and just bought a new 2012 GSA. I have 2 noises while doing my break in that I did not have on my GS. Currently have 500 miles on the bike.
Between 3500 to 4000 rpm at a steady...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By twray
They would sell more...no reason for that tall of...

They would sell more...no reason for that tall of a 1st gear on a dual purpose bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By twray
Just sold my 2011 Triple Black and bought a 2012...

Just sold my 2011 Triple Black and bought a 2012 White GSA for that very reason...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By twray
Anyone know how 1st gear ratios compare between a GSA and Tenere..

Interested in which bike has the lower 1st gear between the BMW 1200 GSA or the Yamaha Super Tenere.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,413
Posted By twray
Anyone with a 30" or less inseam ride a GS ADV...

Interested in an 1200 GS Adventure but with a 30" inseam have concerns. Any of you of similar size ride an Adventure?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 06:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,499
Posted By twray
What mount and where to mount a GPS on a 1200GS..

Need some imput on what mount and where to mount a GPS on my 2011 1200GS. Planning on purchasing a Garmin 550.

Thanks in advance..
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-01-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,046
Posted By twray
Recommendations for Nuvi 550 for new 1200GS

Need some recommendations for the best mount for a Nuvi 550 for a BMW 1200GS.
Thanks in advance.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By twray
Any riders around Oxford or Henderson, NC...

I ride a BMW 1200GS, live in Oxford, NC, and and enjoy riding to NC and VA mountains, anyone around my area doing this type of riding?
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-20-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,754
Posted By twray
Information overload...need some recommendations for GPS..

There are so many GPS units to choose from I need some simple recommendations. I have a new BMW 1200GS that I will use mostly on roads, with some dirt backroads thrown in. My other requirements are a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 907
Posted By twray
Which GS-911 do I need?

I have a 2011 1200GS and would like to buy a GS-911 and would like some imput on which model to get. Plan on just doing the service on my bike only.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By twray
Sounds like the Montana is the best, does it come...

Sounds like the Montana is the best, does it come with a cradle style mount?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By twray
Tallguy09...where did you get your ram mount if...

Tallguy09...where did you get your ram mount if it is not made by Ram?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,920
Posted By twray
2011GS..GPS recommendations?

I have a new 1200GS and need a GPS, need some recommendations on GPS units, mounting, and wiring.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,447
Posted By twray
So there should be only one wet head thread?...

So there should be only one wet head thread? Should we start having only one cam head thread or 1200GS thread?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,447
Posted By twray
Will the wet head be BMW's V-Rod...

Harley's V-Rod has about 30 or more horsepower and weighs over 100 pounds less then their new 103 air cooled touring models and yet I would guess their sales are at least 100 to 1 air cooled.

Is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,447
Posted By twray
New oil filter placement under left cylinder.

New oil filter placement under left cylinder.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,447
Posted By twray
I think Das Matti is really the head of marketing...

I think Das Matti is really the head of marketing for BMW motorcycles...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,047
Posted By twray
Before you give up on riding you might want to...

Before you give up on riding you might want to rent a Harley touring model, they have a different riding position that might be better for your shoulder.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,978
Posted By twray
I just installed a set of 9.5" Jesse bags on my...

I just installed a set of 9.5" Jesse bags on my new 1200GS. I think the narrow bags look better and hold just as much if not more than the BMW bags. I am impressed with how strong and rigid the Jesse...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,060
Posted By twray
Harley touring models and the Iron Butt....

Not trying to start a war, but if the big Harley touring models are such great touring bikes why have they done so poorly in the Iron Butt. It seems BMW, Honda, and Yamaha all do well, what is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,013
Posted By twray
62, raced motocross when I was young. Had only 4...

62, raced motocross when I was young. Had only 4 rode bikes, just bought a new Triple Black 2011 GS and hope to do some serious traveling.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By twray
Thanks for the replies, just ordered a set online.

Thanks for the replies, just ordered a set online.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By twray
Machineartmoto head protector question.....

I am thinking of getting a set of machineart head protectors as I really like their looks. I read on here somewhere that it has been reported that they raise the engine temp as the protectors act...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,352
Posted By twray
What do you guys with your helmet....

What does everyone do with their helmet if the helmet will not fit in their side cases? I have a new GS and really like the Jesse Odyssey or Safari cases, but a helmet will not fit in their cases. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 905
Posted By twray
I would hope you have changed the oil since the...

I would hope you have changed the oil since the 6000 service, thats 10,000 miles on your current oil.

I would go with the documented service regime to keep the warranty intact. Just my 2 cents...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By twray
How difficult are the bags to take on and of...

How difficult are the bags to take on and of their mounting bracket?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By twray
Looks nice, I also have a Triple Black. Will a...

Looks nice, I also have a Triple Black. Will a helmet fit in them?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By twray
Need imput on Odyssey II side bags for a GS...

Would like some experience with Odyssey II side bags. I have a new GS, trying to decide on which bags to buy.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,370
Posted By twray
What do you guys do for sun in your eyes with full helmet

I'm using a Shoei Multitech and have trouble riding into the sun. Any suggestions? Does the tinted at the top of shield work?

Thanks in advance.
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