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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By Final Drive
I used a Garmin and a RAM mount on my last bike....

I used a Garmin and a RAM mount on my last bike. It was sort of a pain dealing with rain and a non-integrated charger. I ended up buying a BMW Garmin a year or so ago with the tourtech mount. I love...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,660
Posted By Final Drive
If I read your post correctly, I saw that the...

If I read your post correctly, I saw that the previous owner said the batter needed to be replaced. The brakes on the 05 pull a lot from the battery. Mine acted funny when my battery started to go....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,695
Posted By Final Drive
Any chance I could get a 2 or 3k wide version of...

Any chance I could get a 2 or 3k wide version of the image for my desktop image? It is awesome.
Forum: Alaska 08-24-2013, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By Final Drive
Thanks again!

Completed the Denali Highway today... no problem. It was dry so that made it easier but still, I probably averaged 35MPH. There was a couple of sections with A LOT of potholes and one or two...
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By Final Drive
Thx!

Thanks guys. I went over to the BMW dealer and checked on some more aggressive tires. The tires a good price but they wanted $175 to install them. Ouch. I decided no.

Thanks again for the info!
Forum: Alaska 08-23-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,620
Posted By Final Drive
Alaska Info Please

I am in the midst of a wonderful trip here in Alaska. Road up from San Francisco and made it up to the Arctic Circle yesterday. I am on a GS 1200 with road tires. My question, it has been raining,...
Forum: Alaska 03-28-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By Final Drive
Thanks all. This is great news.

Thanks all. This is great news.
Forum: Alaska 03-27-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,775
Posted By Final Drive
Denali Highway

As a kid I grew up riding dirt bikes and then street bikes. I was then away from bikes for 20+ years. Four years ago I got back into bikes, first with a couple of KLRs and then a GS 1200. I really...
Forum: Alaska 03-25-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 19,108
Posted By Final Drive
I have subscribed to the thread. I plan on...

I have subscribed to the thread. I plan on leaving the SF Bay Area on the last week of June. I have a little more than two weeks to get to the Arctic Circle and back down to Anchorage. Plan on...
Forum: Vendors 03-03-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 162,086
Posted By Final Drive
Poolside. How goes the batch? I am next on the...

Poolside. How goes the batch? I am next on the list. I thought I read you were about done a week or so ago. I know you are busy and all but it has been six months since my order and I am eager to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,736
Posted By Final Drive
For what it is worth, the 1150 grip switch is an...

For what it is worth, the 1150 grip switch is an excellent upgrade. I found the stock grips on my 1200 to be sort of slippery. I would get cramps from holding the throttle with my summer gloves. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Final Drive
Thanks JetSpeed. I have been a little reluctant...

Thanks JetSpeed. I have been a little reluctant to take the speedo apart. I was hoping it would be a simple bulb swap.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Final Drive
Change Instrument Lighting Color?

Does anyone know if it is possible to change the color of instrument lighting? I have GS 1200 and the lighting is a red color. I am red color blind so i struggle a bit with seeing the instruments....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,306
Posted By Final Drive
Any warning before it went? Did you wobble /...

Any warning before it went? Did you wobble / check for play after the seal gave way? Just interested to learn all I can since I too have an '05.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 557,791
Posted By Final Drive
Any progress news? I am next on deck.

Any progress news? I am next on deck.
Forum: Alaska 01-01-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,140
Posted By Final Drive
Thanks for the responses!

Thanks for the responses!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,394
Posted By Final Drive
Wow...

So, you are saying you have that stationary flywheel on a garden tractor? Or did I read that right?
Forum: Alaska 12-17-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,140
Posted By Final Drive
Shipping From Alaska Questions...

I have two weeks (plus, maybe a couple more days) for a Alaska trip this summer. Would like to ride my GS 1200 to Alaska and then ship it back from Anchorage to N. California. I have been reading...
Forum: Canada 12-17-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By Final Drive
Moving Thread

Sorry, I accidentally posted in the wrong forum.
Forum: Americas 12-16-2012, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By Final Drive
N. California to Alaska in July 2013

NOTE: MOVED THIS THREAD TO REGIONAL FORUM.

I have two weeks (plus, maybe a couple more days) for a Alaska trip this summer. Would like to ship the bike back from Anchorage to N. California. I...
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 162,086
Posted By Final Drive
Can someone post the link to the original thread...

Can someone post the link to the original thread that shows the list of everyone that is waiting for their orders? I struggle to find it in all of these threads.

Thx.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By Final Drive
R1200GS Rear Wheel Carrier / Brake Disk Flange

After reading about the disk brake flange cracking issue, i decided to check my 2005 this afternoon. Sure enough one of the flange ears have that crack down the front. My bike has about 20,000 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,841
Posted By Final Drive
Remember you can disable the ABS and then try the...

Remember you can disable the ABS and then try the front brake.
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 162,086
Posted By Final Drive
:(

I don't want to be a pain about this but I ordered mine on Aug 7th and haven't received anything. I emailed Poolside on Oct 7th and never got a response. This digging around the various forums that...
Forum: Vendors 10-07-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,276
Posted By Final Drive
Can you tell me if it is possible to ship to...

Can you tell me if it is possible to ship to California. I have always wanted an OTF auto.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By Final Drive
Thanks all for the great information. On a...

Thanks all for the great information. On a related note, does anyone know if it is possible to turn the rear disk or is it better to just purchase a replacement?

BrianS
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,128
Posted By Final Drive
Rear Brake Pads GONE

2005 GS 1200 with 18,000 miles. I bought it a 16 months ago and it had 2,300 miles. Anyway during a tire change this weekend I checked the rear brake pads and they were completely gone. All the way...
Forum: Vendors 08-06-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,142
Views: 162,086
Posted By Final Drive
Sorry to ask such a dumb question but I cant seem...

Sorry to ask such a dumb question but I cant seem to find the purchase site for this module.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 631
Posted By Final Drive
Here is a good thread about repairing BMW...

Here is a good thread about repairing BMW grips...

http://www.i-bmw.com/showthread.php?t=28690

BrianS
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,990
Posted By Final Drive
Outer dimensions for the top case is: 12.5" long...

Outer dimensions for the top case is: 12.5" long x 14.5" wide x 12.25" high.

The four vertical corners are not square, they are dog eared (as are the lid and base corners...)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,371
Posted By Final Drive
http://img.tapatalk.com/32834b67-dd6b-5a49.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/32834b67-dd6b-5a49.jpg

I have the Tourtech mount for the BMW Navigator IV and I really like it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,423
Posted By Final Drive
BMW Adventure Panniers Stuck

Bought a set of BMW bags for my GS a few months back and took my first long ride this last weekend. Funny thing, after going from say 6,000 feet of elevation to, say, 2,000 I couldn't get the cases...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Final Drive
I tried this last night--slipping the clutch a...

I tried this last night--slipping the clutch a little. So far, it seems to have helped.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 834
Posted By Final Drive
Clutch Squeak on GS

My 2005 GS 1200 makes a squeaking sound sometimes when easing out on the clutch. I thought it was the slave cylinder going out because i read that the bearing on the slave will make a squeak as it...
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Final Drive
Link doesn't seem to work.

Link doesn't seem to work.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 145,812
Posted By Final Drive
I have been learning to use a mill at the local...

I have been learning to use a mill at the local TechShop here in San Francisco so I decided to create a simple relocation bracket for the bottom of my windshield. Result: Much smoother air for the...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By Final Drive
I will take them. Where are you located? ...

I will take them. Where are you located?

BrianS
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,955
Posted By Final Drive
Does anyone know if this will also work on the GS...

Does anyone know if this will also work on the GS 1200? I would like to experiment with different colors since I am red/green colorblind. The red on black is a little tricky in dim situations.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,353
Posted By Final Drive
I transitioned from a 2005 KLR to a 2005 GS last...

I transitioned from a 2005 KLR to a 2005 GS last January. I put over 10,000 miles on the GS. It is awesome. If you love single track the GS probably isn't for you. Otherwise, you will love it.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,979
Posted By Final Drive
For what it is worth, I have a PIAA light bar I...

For what it is worth, I have a PIAA light bar I took off my GS that I will sell for $75. The cost about $130 new.

http://www.amazon.com/PIAA-74202-Light-Bar-R1200/dp/B001GS8Z0W
...
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