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Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,041
Posted By rdcyclist
Russell. Yeah, it's ugly. It's the only seat you...

Russell. Yeah, it's ugly. It's the only seat you can be nearly guaranteed will work for hours after hours, days after days. Iron Butt Rally: Eleven days, eleven thousand miles. My butt felt the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 84,587
Posted By rdcyclist
Excellent points in that reply. I've seen several...

Excellent points in that reply. I've seen several big bearing seal failures over the years (two of my own) with the R12/K13 final drives and taken a couple apart to see what's what. In each case, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,144
Posted By rdcyclist
LOL...It's so funny how the FJR is the perfect...

LOL...It's so funny how the FJR is the perfect bike over there and the GS is the perfect bike over here, to the point of absolute stupidity on both sides. The [insert make and model of choice]...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 84,587
Posted By rdcyclist
LOL...Exactly. Is there a can of worms Smilie? ...

LOL...Exactly. Is there a can of worms Smilie?

In answer to JetSpeed's question: The big bearing in the K25/26 (R12GS/A) final drive is sealed, not open or shielded. One of the failure modes of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,594
Posted By rdcyclist
I beta tested three 05's, starting in October of...

I beta tested three 05's, starting in October of 04. All three had 04 build dates and all three had funny problems. I've got a 10 now and there haven't any funny problems with it other than...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,017
Posted By rdcyclist
OK, I stand corrected. Then why don't you expand...

OK, I stand corrected. Then why don't you expand on your thesis rather than dismissing the concept with a wave of your hand? Replies with unsupported blanket statements do nothing to improve the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,017
Posted By rdcyclist
LOL. And you base this statement on what? Your...

LOL. And you base this statement on what? Your extensive experience with factory recommendations? This is the kind of useless input that contributes nothing to the collective...

If you can't give...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,017
Posted By rdcyclist
Coupla things to think about: 1. The MotoMan...

Coupla things to think about:
1. The MotoMan break-in is based on pretty good science. For example, it's how ALL piston-driven aircraft engines are broken in and most race engines as far as I know....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,898
Posted By rdcyclist
Cracked Flanges

Most of the FD flange cracks are at the rotor bosses. I've had four GS's over the last 9 years and all of the first three have experienced drive flange failure at the rotor bosses. Typically, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,422
Posted By rdcyclist
DRIVING Light Mounting

For driving lights, you want to mount them as high as possible. For example, take a flashlight outside at night and look how far the light is thrown at varying heights. In the case of driving lights,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,424
Posted By rdcyclist
Dang, this thread needs to have a different...

Dang, this thread needs to have a different title. I almost didn’t click on it and I imagine there are other guys that would find the info contained here very important as it has gone far beyond just...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,777
Posted By rdcyclist
Exactly Guido. This reminds me of the still...

Exactly Guido. This reminds me of the still ongoing 1150 vs. 1200 debate. I've ridden several 1150s and owned four 1200s with over 250k on them total. There's no comparison between the two, IMHO: The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By rdcyclist
Yeahbut we're talkin' 'bout KTMs afterall...:deal

Yeahbut we're talkin' 'bout KTMs afterall...:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By rdcyclist
The charcoal canister is the first place. Yank...

The charcoal canister is the first place. Yank the hose going to the top of the canister and see if that fixes it. Make sure that hose isn't pinched. On the 08's I think the tank vents at the gas cap...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 08:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,919
Posted By rdcyclist
I've not had any issues with either Hepco-Becker...

I've not had any issues with either Hepco-Becker bars or the BMW bars with my header. I'm pretty sure the Remus, Akra and LeoVince headers all fit without trouble. I've only had the stock bash plate...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,919
Posted By rdcyclist
If you purchase a system for a '10 and up most...

If you purchase a system for a '10 and up most will accommodate the flapper.

If you're just getting a cat eliminator and using the stock muffler like I've done, the bike will not be appreciably...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,919
Posted By rdcyclist
I built a cat eliminating Y-Pipe that also...

I built a cat eliminating Y-Pipe that also lowered the muffler to allow a full size left Jesse bag for my first 05GS. I transferred the pipe and muffler from #1 to #2 to #3 and now #4 GS's over the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By rdcyclist
Just got one a month ago or so. Did a ride in and...

Just got one a month ago or so. Did a ride in and live build using a BMW low seat as the basis. I'm about the same height as you with a inch or so of inseam on you. I've put about 3k on it so far and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,578
Posted By rdcyclist
Yeah, depends on who you talk to for sure. I've...

Yeah, depends on who you talk to for sure. I've had four GS's and have put well over 200k on them total.

BikeOne: Early 2005. The first one had an inner seal fail at 600 miles. That lasted until...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,578
Posted By rdcyclist
Your best bet would be to have someone send you a...

Your best bet would be to have someone send you a replacement final drive. There are good used ones available here for $2-300US. Shipping would run another $100US. I may even know of one...
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 589,456
Posted By rdcyclist
It takes much richer mixture than any fueling mod...

It takes much richer mixture than any fueling mod we're talkin' 'bout here to melt a cat. Think rich like two out of six in a car not firing and your wife drives it around town anyway, thinking it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By rdcyclist
I've installed several cells on five different...

I've installed several cells on five different GS's. Like your friends, I don't like drilling the tank and have used the suck pump plate on the Adventures and earlier GS's. I believe the 08's don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,568
Posted By rdcyclist
I too live on a road with a pretty good slope and...

I too live on a road with a pretty good slope and I've NEVER been able to light it off coasting it down the hill. Probably 10mph, 4th gear and the bike just stops like I stood on the rear brake....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-27-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 46,168
Posted By rdcyclist
Did NOT work today...dammit.

Did NOT work today...dammit.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,018
Posted By rdcyclist
Yes, there is supposed to be a spring in there....

Yes, there is supposed to be a spring in there. It can fall out when you take the linkage off the OEM levers and if it hits the garage floor, it's all over but the singing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By rdcyclist
I ran the HH's with Braking Wave rotors on my...

I ran the HH's with Braking Wave rotors on my last two 05's. I transferred the rotors and pads from one to the other and got about 80k out of them AND then sold them with the second GS (wouldn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 292,449
Posted By rdcyclist
Do you have a link for this special offer? The...

Do you have a link for this special offer? The SXM website has nothing.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,297
Posted By rdcyclist
That's a terrible bummer. I would be totally...

That's a terrible bummer. I would be totally f*cked had that happened to me.

I've run the Odyssey bags with the double cam-over clamps for years with no problems. In fact, I've ridden quite a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,813
Posted By rdcyclist
What DarkHelmet and Tuckers said...Exactly. The...

What DarkHelmet and Tuckers said...Exactly. The 12 is way better off-road than the previous iterations, even the R100/80. I'm not even close to having Jimmie Lewis skills and I've taken my 12's up...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,609
Posted By rdcyclist
I believe the older R12GS's used nichrome wire...

I believe the older R12GS's used nichrome wire for the heating element under the grip and it's not easily soldered. I don't know when they went to the flexible printed circuit elements but the 05...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 948
Posted By rdcyclist
You want the grub screw for two reasons: 1. It...

You want the grub screw for two reasons: 1. It locks the nipple to the spoke to keep it from loosening on its own. 2. It keeps dirt from collecting in the nipple and seizing it to the spoke.

So,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,418
Posted By rdcyclist
Andy, the engine is new. You have warranty. Have...

Andy, the engine is new. You have warranty. Have the shop fix the problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,086
Posted By rdcyclist
I've got about 250k on Fastways. One of the top...

I've got about 250k on Fastways. One of the top five farkles ever. I've ridden Pivot Pegs and they felt weird to me. I suppose I could get used to them eventually. There was no such adaptation...
Forum: Vendors 01-04-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,839
Posted By rdcyclist
Very Cool. Real pretty design. I would've...

Very Cool. Real pretty design.

I would've suggested a tang on the leftside rear for a linear steering damper. The Paralever lever already has a location for the other end of the damper so if you...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,405
Posted By rdcyclist
They only deleted the VSS signal at the GPS...

They only deleted the VSS signal at the GPS interface. Apparently the Nav4 doesn't use the VSS for dead reckoning like the previous Nav 1 through 3. I'll be seein' 'bout the signal at Pin 42 at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,405
Posted By rdcyclist
Thank you for that Poolside. I'll check into that...

Thank you for that Poolside. I'll check into that pin and see if it gives a usable VSS. I imagine the previously mentioned pull up resistor network will be needed to make it work with the Rostra.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,405
Posted By rdcyclist
This is great information for those of you doing...

This is great information for those of you doing the install on 09's and earlier bikes. Unfortunately Motorrad deleted the VSS signal on the 10's and up bikes since the NavIV GPS doesn't use it and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,405
Posted By rdcyclist
Good stuff. You didn't really need to add the...

Good stuff. You didn't really need to add the slack tube to the cable as the RT cruise spool is isolated from the throttle spool by a pin/slot mechanism. As long as you use the RT cruise spool...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,405
Posted By rdcyclist
On the 04-07's its under the tank. On the 08 and...

On the 04-07's its under the tank. On the 08 and up it's taped to the fairing support just behind the oil cooler.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,405
Posted By rdcyclist
You're going to need an RT Bowden Box Cover to...

You're going to need an RT Bowden Box Cover to work with the CC spool; the GS cover doesn't have the right feature internally to mate up with the RT spool.

To get the over rev protection you're...
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