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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By Advdave
Tip: Put your name and address on the outside...

Tip: Put your name and address on the outside (tire) side of the pannier, makes it a lot easier for the finder to contact the loser. That's how I got my lost pannier back….thank, Del.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 708
Posted By Advdave
Yep. Removed the crash guards for the 12k...

Yep. Removed the crash guards for the 12k service, included replacing the spark plugs.
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 60,250
Posted By Advdave
Dean, you da man….very cool ride, and outrageous...

Dean, you da man….very cool ride, and outrageous ground support, team effort for sure. You guys rock.
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,580
Posted By Advdave
The combo cam lock won't work on the side mount...

The combo cam lock won't work on the side mount toolboxes because it is too high (tall) and the pannier hits it. The clearance is tight, so the keyed lock, with a lower profile fits.

No plans for...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Advdave
All good. Found tire at KTM shop in Terrace..

All good. Found tire at KTM shop in Terrace..
Forum: Canada 08-22-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Advdave
enroute need tire locate help smithers/terrace

New tire has fatal cuts so I am stopping my northbound trip to see if I can get a tire. 2014 1200 Gsa needs 170/60-17 rear or can use 150/170-17 from oil head model. Anyone know of a stocking dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 734
Posted By Advdave
good find…thanks!!

good find…thanks!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By Advdave
Bought my GSA there (in Ferndale), good guys. ...

Bought my GSA there (in Ferndale), good guys. Owners are the sales, parts, and shop guys you'll be talking with most likely.
Forum: Vendors 08-09-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,580
Posted By Advdave
License Plate Box

Have the license plate boxes done. LED light, keyless combination lock, gasketed door. More photos on the website www.advgear.net
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,110
Posted By Advdave
I'm happy with the Wunderlich pads, nice quality...

I'm happy with the Wunderlich pads, nice quality and they look good, I think.

http://advdave.smugmug.com/Other/License-plate-box/i-rf9rVvS/0/L/20140808_074439-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By Advdave
I asked the dealer about that easy rotation of...

I asked the dealer about that easy rotation of the ESA shock when I got the bike in February…Normal, they say. After 12000 miles, no issues. Seems fine.
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 29,185
Posted By Advdave
Nearby

You're close by if you need a shop, shower, laundry, or beer….
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,315
Posted By Advdave
I'm here. lurking. I rode that Harrison L road...

I'm here. lurking. I rode that Harrison L road to Boston Bar a couple of years ago. Pretty remote for a solo rider, even one with ice road experience on a KLR 650.
Andrea's turn. Time for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,790
Posted By Advdave
Welcome! It's a nice place…been in Anacortes...

Welcome! It's a nice place…been in Anacortes about 6 years. All good.
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,580
Posted By Advdave
Yes, this will fit your 2013 GS-W as well as the...

Yes, this will fit your 2013 GS-W as well as the 2014 GS and GSA, same seat setup.
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,580
Posted By Advdave
New Pillion box for 2014 GS and GSA

This is one of three new products coming out this month. The pillion box replaces the passenger seat, snaps into place using the ignition key lock on the bike. Capacity is 6L, keyless lock…user...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,435
Posted By Advdave
toolbox and the mud guard

In working up the design for the new toolbox, I removed the rear shock, then moved the swing arm up 9" (spec'd travel is 8.7") You can see that the mud guard moves up a long way. The toolbox I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,435
Posted By Advdave
Advgear toolbox

Aluminum boxes for the GSA LC should be out in a few weeks. The prototype is done and fabrication starts next week.

www.advgear.net
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,167
Posted By Advdave
Same here. Thought I'd ordered tires, but got a...

Same here. Thought I'd ordered tires, but got a call saying, oops, they're not on the shelf. Any place that shows these tires in stock turns out not to be. Revzilla said they'd been told "mid...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 50,391
Posted By Advdave
Bahuichivo, Chihuahua

http://advdave.smugmug.com/Other/QMexico-Moto/i-LP2WdMV/0/L/IMG_2902-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 771
Posted By Advdave
Adventure Designs has plans for tank pads for the...

Adventure Designs has plans for tank pads for the GSA-LC, and Wunderlich told me they have some tank pads for the GSA-LC coming soon. Haven't seen any yet, but I expect we'll see some soon.
Forum: Alaska 04-09-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,264
Posted By Advdave
D2d This is a graded exercise; do your own work...

D2d
This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the best you can.

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,557
Posted By Advdave
Same here, the Wunderlich Ergo risers work for me...

Same here, the Wunderlich Ergo risers work for me on the GSA-W. Cable length is JUST long enough….works fine at full range of steering motion, but couldn't go a bit further. Nice to be able to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,034
Posted By Advdave
Jim, In your beta testing have you found many...

Jim, In your beta testing have you found many issues that needed to be addressed?

Kudos to Hexcode for getting some units out for real world testing.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,034
Posted By Advdave
Hexcode has some units in the USA being beta...

Hexcode has some units in the USA being beta tested. Their website says "don't ask" when the new bluetooth GS911 units will be available. Last update I can find on their site was January 2014.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,488
Posted By Advdave
If you don't use a torque wrench and torque to...

If you don't use a torque wrench and torque to the spec, seems like chances of messing up the threads are greater. I think most people over tighten these things, not the other way around. YMMV
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,488
Posted By Advdave
Changing oil in bevel gears is called out on the...

Changing oil in bevel gears is called out on the run in checklist on the repair service manual.
Oil spec is Castrol SAF-X0. It's 75w-90; got mine at the BMW dealer for $25 a quart. You only need...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
Yes. I got the bike on Feb 1, panniers about a...

Yes. I got the bike on Feb 1, panniers about a week later and locks showed up on Feb 11. Dealer said the only way they can order the locks in the BMW system is as an expedited order and the locks...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
Only thing I see is a sticker indicating maximum...

Only thing I see is a sticker indicating maximum weights and speeds and one that refers to emissions. On the order sheet there are color codes:
751 Alpine White
NC2 Olive Green Metallic Matte
NC3...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,568
Posted By Advdave
I had a 2011 GSA, just got the 2014 GSA.W. My...

I had a 2011 GSA, just got the 2014 GSA.W. My observation in only 300 miles so far is that on the new bike I get a bit more wind on my shoulders and upper arms. The airstream hits the top of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
My locks arrived today too! Nice having panniers...

My locks arrived today too! Nice having panniers keyed to the bike.

Put more miles on the bike today, still smiling. OD tank seems to pick up marks easily, guess it won't matter once it gets...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 181,665
Posted By Advdave
Short ride today, stopped for coffee in Edison,...

Short ride today, stopped for coffee in Edison, never saw the RT rider. Beta testing pillion toolbox.


...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
Got this one. Notice 12v BMW plug outlet...

Got this one.

Notice 12v BMW plug outlet below and forward of the pillion key lock? My first mod on this bike

My wife asked, "You going to drill holes in the brand new bike too?" Yep.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
Regarding heated grips, windscreen, seat

Rode mine home from the dealer, maybe 50 miles, 34-38 degrees..grips were ok, not hot, but warm enough I could feel them through winter gloves. The grips have low and hi setting, I used hi. Not...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
Oil filter wrench on the GSA.W- retro tools

The oil filter wrench you used on your earlier 1200 GS/A doesn't work on the new 2014 GSA.W…but the one from the R1150GS/A does.

You didn't get rid of that old wrench did you?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
Feel your pain, man…I rode today home with new...

Feel your pain, man…I rode today home with new bike's paperwork, keys, tools in the Ortleib bag and thought what a pain if I lost that. Yours is worse. Chances a good Sam will find and return? This...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
Same here in WA state…trade in value is deducted...

Same here in WA state…trade in value is deducted from sales price for purpose of computing sales tax. For me, about a $1000 bump and closes the gap a bit between trade in and private sale values. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
There's a plastic cover that's not installed yet.

There's a plastic cover that's not installed yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
2014 R1200GSA-W or LC

Ride mine home on Saturday. Ferndale WA BMW has been great…crated bike arrived Wed night, assembled on Thurs, final tweaks Fri.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 447,267
Posted By Advdave
earplugs and $$ for the tolls? I think you're...

earplugs and $$ for the tolls? I think you're right, it's about the size to hold the spare change after buying the bike!
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