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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,676
Posted By jdub
First tried Trail Attacks on my '07 GSA after my...

First tried Trail Attacks on my '07 GSA after my riding buddy raved about them on his '12 GS. Very impressed with all aspects of the TAs, including aggressive dry road twisties, rain, and light...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 682
Posted By jdub
Also available in the new sizes in the USA are...

Also available in the new sizes in the USA are Trail Attack 2, Anakee 3 and Tourance Next, but there might be others as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,758
Posted By jdub
+1 on this item, as I only install the pillion...

+1 on this item, as I only install the pillion seat when it's needed for my wife to sit on. Mine's already been properly checked out by transporting camp fire wood, a case of beer and other such...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By jdub
I installed one on my '07 R12GSA along with my...

I installed one on my '07 R12GSA along with my Elka shocks. Used it with many different knobby tires including TKC80s, Kenda Big Block, Pirelli Rallye and Heidenau K60 with no clearance issues even...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,470
Posted By jdub
I learned my lesson with hard panniers off-road...

I learned my lesson with hard panniers off-road years ago in Big Bend Nat'l Park. Went down in deep silt, my ankle was twisted backwards and pinned by the hard pannier until my buddy pulled the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,112
Posted By jdub
After running HID high and low beams on my '07...

After running HID high and low beams on my '07 GSA for about 120k miles (probably 35k miles of that in the dark while commuting), I'm a bit disappointed in the LED light output by comparison. Great...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,404
Posted By jdub
Here's an older thread...

Here's an older thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=929753) on that subject that might have some useful info for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By jdub
+1. A couple of recent threads around here...

+1.

A couple of recent threads around here on this same subject. Consider that aluminum guards can deform while doing their job, making removal and reinstallation difficult for valve clearance...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,373
Posted By jdub
Over 145k on my '07 GSA's original fuel pump, and...

Over 145k on my '07 GSA's original fuel pump, and it was still working fine when I sold the bike. I have numerous friends with Hexhead GSs, and all of them are still on the original pumps also.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,758
Posted By jdub
Yes

Yes
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By jdub
I installed one of these Stebel horns on my...

I installed one of these Stebel horns on my R1100S in 2004, then transferred it to my V-Strom in 2006 and then to my R12GSA in 2008. It stayed on that bike when I sold it a few months ago. Haven't...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,758
Posted By jdub
After my experience with them on my '07 GSA, they...

After my experience with them on my '07 GSA, they were the first item I added to my GSW. The OEM aluminum items had dented and deformed badly after taking some rock hits (which likely would have...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By jdub
To take advantage of the Wolfman four point...

To take advantage of the Wolfman four point harness system, I looped each of the rear straps around the left and right frame tubes under and near the rear of the fuel tank. When not using the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By jdub
I use a Givi top case when my wife rides with me...

I use a Givi top case when my wife rides with me so she has a backrest, have used the same case on many different bikes over the years with no backpad (including an '07 GSA). Two or three bikes ago...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By jdub
Don't know which year/type GS you have, but on my...

Don't know which year/type GS you have, but on my 2007 GSA it would often take several minutes into the afternoon commute home before the temp would change (increase) from the cooler early morning...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,418
Posted By jdub
There was a thread here a couple of weeks ago...

There was a thread here a couple of weeks ago about the same thing, consensus from those replying was that the noise was indeed the centerstand banging when off-road. Have never heard the noise on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,319
Posted By jdub
I slid my bike's battery out as shown, just far...

I slid my bike's battery out as shown, just far enough to hook up heated jacket fused leads for me and my wife. Just snake the wires upward and rearward to under the rider's seat and you're all set.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,758
Posted By jdub
Just back from a very cold but fun paved/unpaved...

Just back from a very cold but fun paved/unpaved road camping trip to West (By God) Virginia on the GSW (hard to stay off this bike!), and I got finally got a chance to install the XPEL headlight...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,134
Posted By jdub
So does this one from SW Motech...

So does this one from SW Motech (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-seat-rack-for-bmw-r1200gs-lc-13-14), for about $85 less. I love the one I installed.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,013
Posted By jdub
Since this likely was the first time the...

Since this likely was the first time the reservoirs were opened since assembly of the bike, my guess is the reservoirs were (over) serviced from the bleed ports as part of the manufacturing/assembly...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,316
Posted By jdub
I figured I'd give these NoNoise plugs a try, and...

I figured I'd give these NoNoise plugs a try, and tried them out yesterday as an alternative to the foam earplugs I've been using forever. The claim of suppressed wind noise while allowing intercom,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By jdub
I changed my '07 GSA's clutch at 136k miles, and...

I changed my '07 GSA's clutch at 136k miles, and it still had some life left (click here for the details) (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23536385&postcount=116). It had definitely gotten...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,758
Posted By jdub
As a follow-up to the headlight protective film,...

As a follow-up to the headlight protective film, I called XPEL and asked if they had a precut item planned for the GSW. I was told no, but she suggested I could just buy some of their product and cut...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By jdub
Never heard that before about Givi cases. The...

Never heard that before about Givi cases. The E36s I had on my Strom took a beating when off-road in Big Bend Nat'l Park and stayed secure. My E46 top case has been many places on many bikes, and has...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By jdub
Just had a discussion about Givi top cases here....

Just had a discussion about Givi top cases here. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1015178) My E46 top case worked great for my wife on my 2007 GSA also (no need for the Givi backrest...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By jdub
I flipped a coin for you. It was heads, so buy...

I flipped a coin for you. It was heads, so buy the 90th anniversary model which also happens to be your color preference. You're welcome.

PS - Hopefully you weren't hurt when the other bike was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,202
Posted By jdub
I've been using cut-up pieces of my dog's old...

I've been using cut-up pieces of my dog's old Frisbee on the GS/GSA spoked wheels because the manufactured rim protectors won't work on the wide rims. This idea of recycling old bicycle tires is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By jdub
mdgs - Did you ever follow through with the...

mdgs - Did you ever follow through with the Altrider skidplate installation? Just wondering about the same compatibility issue you raised.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,758
Posted By jdub
I pulled the lamin-x product out of its package...

I pulled the lamin-x product out of its package yesterday to install and said "they've got to be kidding". I'm sending it back. Unlike the thick XPEL cover I had applied to my '07 R1200GSA, I think a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,758
Posted By jdub
Here's my write-up...

Here's my write-up (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25064945&postcount=29) on the Givi QD racks. They fit close to the bike. On the right side picture if you see the tab at the muffler,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By jdub
Adding to my earlier post, here's a picture of...

Adding to my earlier post, here's a picture of the veteran E46 top case on my bike.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/jweicht/SAM_1255_zpse648af8d.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 842
Posted By jdub
I've used the same Givi E46 top case on my last...

I've used the same Givi E46 top case on my last six bikes, only attached when commuting (keeps the bike narrow) and when my wife rides with me so she has a backrest. I installed the Givi aluminum...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,031
Posted By jdub
GS911 isn't necessary for TB sync, and I'm not...

GS911 isn't necessary for TB sync, and I'm not even sure you can do it with a GS911. Maybe you mean a Twin-Max? Much cheaper and easier to just build yourself a manometer with some clear tubing and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By jdub
A link to my post is here (#116 on p. 8 of the...

A link to my post is here (#116 on p. 8 of the thread) (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655998&page=8) about the details when I replaced my '07 GSA's clutch in February.

I used...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,309
Posted By jdub
I've put just over 3,000 miles in three weeks on...

I've put just over 3,000 miles in three weeks on my 2014 GS, with my wife and I just back from a trip to north Georgia on it that included quality time on lots of twisty mountain roads plus...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By jdub
Wow, sorry I steered you so wrong Phil. I bought...

Wow, sorry I steered you so wrong Phil. I bought my stuff from them four or five years ago with no issues, but sounds like things have changed drastically since then.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By jdub
Here:...

Here: http://store.bobsbmw.com/microfiche/BrowseSeries.aspx

or here: https://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By jdub
I used the VVME...

I used the VVME (http://www.vvme.com/hid-headlights/single-beam-hid-conversion-kit/h7-hid-conversion-kit/digital-slim-h7-hid-conversion-kit) HID 4300K 35 watt kit in my 2007 GSA for about 110k miles,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,432
Posted By jdub
Givi Racks

Finally found time yesterday to install the Givi QD pannier racks on my 2014 GSW, and I'm very pleased with them. I really lucked out buying these from Revzilla, as someone had just returned them...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By jdub
Congrats!

Congrats!
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