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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:06 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 56,477
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
That said, it is very plausible that they are...

That said, it is very plausible that they are technically correct, and there is really no reason to ever overtorque a bolt.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Today, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21,580
Views: 1,164,898
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
This guy is EVERYWHERE and all my friends think...

This guy is EVERYWHERE and all my friends think it's me just because we both have GS's
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I have to say, mine has taking more than a few...

I have to say, mine has taking more than a few dirt naps with no issue.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,665
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I wonder how they did that. I did the BMW 2 day...

I wonder how they did that. I did the BMW 2 day off road school and rode that clutch constantly without any issue.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The cables do snap in, not with a click but from...

The cables do snap in, not with a click but from tension, so they either get caught on the shoulder of what they should be inside of or they go inside completely, no in between.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Do you have a GS911 device? I once had something...

Do you have a GS911 device? I once had something similar pop up suddenly and fixed it by running the reset adaptations tool on my GS911. That said, mine started at the next start, not mid-ride, so a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 95,562
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
No, I currently run the Metzeler Tourance.

No, I currently run the Metzeler Tourance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 95,562
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
There have been a few reports of instability at...

There have been a few reports of instability at high speeds. Anybody have experience with these tires above 110mph (180kph) who doesn't think they are unstable at high speed?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Running lean will also kill a cat, same with...

Running lean will also kill a cat, same with burning too much oil. Not sure about fuel additives, probably there are some that could. I don't really see a reason to run them, so I guess it's easy to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 529
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Unless you have a fault with the bike that...

Unless you have a fault with the bike that results in an incorrect fuel mixture, which will kill the cat.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The factory GSA seat is higher than the GS seat,...

The factory GSA seat is higher than the GS seat, but the padding is so much softer than unless you are extremely light you end up at more or less the same height. I ended up with a Touratech high...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,593
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I don't know why the whole internet disagrees...

I don't know why the whole internet disagrees with me, but I did mine following what the factory service CD seems to be saying to do (make it so when you crack the throttle the two tubes move in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,603
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I saw it when it was at Morton's. Well done work,...

I saw it when it was at Morton's. Well done work, but I still think he should have left the wheels alone. That said, if he can afford to do stuff like that, he wouldn't give a darn what I think :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,593
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
No need for the GS911 to synch the 1150, and yes,...

No need for the GS911 to synch the 1150, and yes, do it at operating temp only after you've done all the rest of the service.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 56,477
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
On the car oil they had the new spec worldwide...

On the car oil they had the new spec worldwide briefly, then pulled it from the US and sent a notice out that people should return to the old spec for the US market because of our fuel. :dunno:
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 56,477
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Granted I haven't been throughout all of Europe...

Granted I haven't been throughout all of Europe since ethanol, but the places I have been in Europe let you choose non-ethanol, and everybody seemed to choose it. Our gas has a lot of other...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,593
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Doing a full service may make you change your...

Doing a full service may make you change your mind. I went through my friend's R1150GS (fuel filter, air filter, belt, spark plugs, oil, gear oil, final drive oil, brake fluid, lubricating various...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
That sounds about right. It only holds 180mL in...

That sounds about right. It only holds 180mL in the final drive.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
It depends on what you're trying to do. If you...

It depends on what you're trying to do. If you are very careful, have good measuring equipment, and will perform your checks frequently, you are better off keeping it at the tight end. On the one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Well, it partly depends on weight too. I put some...

Well, it partly depends on weight too. I put some weight on in the last few months and probably wouldn't last as long on the factory seat anymore (on my way back down...slowly but surely), but when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Eh, I did around 9k miles in 3 weeks (which...

Eh, I did around 9k miles in 3 weeks (which itself isn't that much, but there were a few places where I stopped for several days - pretty much every riding day was at least 600 miles, most riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Seat concepts high seat ...

Seat concepts high seat
http://davidson.smugmug.com/photos/i-57L9mbx/0/L/i-57L9mbx-L.jpg

Touratech high seat
http://davidson.smugmug.com/photos/i-jk6ddwS/0/L/i-jk6ddwS-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Changing bulbs so frequently, I have to ask what...

Changing bulbs so frequently, I have to ask what kind you are using. I'm on only my second one of these http://store.candlepower.com/osraulhiouh7.html at over 30k miles (and actually this second one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
30,000 miles on mine. I recently had the left cam...

30,000 miles on mine. I recently had the left cam chain tensioner leak (just needed a new washer) and the spring mechanism broke in the fuel cap (which has to be replaced as a unit). Other than that,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,665
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I have 30k miles on my 2012 GS (which included...

I have 30k miles on my 2012 GS (which included off-road), and I took the BMW off-road school on the new GSW. Other than the lighter flywheel (which they've changed now apparently), the new one seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,665
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I guess it depends on the rider. I was at the 600...

I guess it depends on the rider. I was at the 600 mile service within a couple of weeks of buying my bike, so I didn't. But even though I put about 20k miles on the bike in the first year, by the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,665
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
As a PSA, every single vehicle that uses DOT 4...

As a PSA, every single vehicle that uses DOT 4 brake fluid should have the fluid changed at the first service. Brake fluid goes bad with age, and you don't know how long it has been since that fluid...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 571
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
It's not really any more expensive than the...

It's not really any more expensive than the GS911. It seems to have the benefit of having no cap on the number of bikes. I can't tell what, other than needing to speak German, the downside is.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The website and I both understand that. The...

The website and I both understand that. The Enduro ESA is equipped with the bushing on top of the spring made from Elastogran that allows it to change the effective spring rate when it changes the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,172
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The Enduro ESA, found on 2008+ GS bikes, does the...

The Enduro ESA, found on 2008+ GS bikes, does the following:
front:
on-road: only rebound
off-road: preload/spring rate and rebound
rear: preload/spring rate, rebound and compression.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,665
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
My GS is my only vehicle period, and it has done...

My GS is my only vehicle period, and it has done over 30,000 miles since I bought it a year and a half ago, and it hasn't had any real issues. :dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,108
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The only solution is to mess up your map and fold...

The only solution is to mess up your map and fold it funny.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 95,562
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Anybody try these in slick mud yet? One of the...

Anybody try these in slick mud yet? One of the nice things about the old Tourance is that if aired down enough (and with a new enough tire so it still has some tread on it), it can be used in a pinch...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Touratech 30mm bar risers for 2008-2012 GS?

Anybody install these before? The instructions address using one rubber hose piece on the zip tie it comes with, but it comes with 2 rubber hose pieces of different diameters. Can anybody shed light...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-28-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21,580
Views: 1,164,898
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Here I am trying to move to Grafton.

Here I am trying to move to Grafton.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The only extended Touratech brake pedal I can...

The only extended Touratech brake pedal I can find is extended out to the side, not further away.

Looks like Hammerhead makes a good extended shifter, but I'm going to need something for the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Extended pedals (brake and shifter)

Who makes good extended brake and shifter pedals for the camheads? My size 48 boots are getting tired of having to stand on my toes.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Looking at it again, I think it's just the chain...

Looking at it again, I think it's just the chain tensioner. We got some snow, so I don't know if they'll be open tomorrow, but I'll just set up a warranty appointment and see (spring on my gas cap is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Cleaned it off and got a better look today. It's...

Cleaned it off and got a better look today. It's leaking from near the top of the back side of where the cylinder attaches to the crankcase. Glad I have 6k miles of warranty left.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Oil cooler pipe leak common?

Noticed that my R1200GS has been weeping oil. Not much, unless it's very recent, as I only add about 0.25liter per 4000 miles. It looks like it's coming from the oil cooler connection, but I have...
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