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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,016
Posted By ShaftEd
I only run ECE and DOT cert helmets. Not a Snell...

I only run ECE and DOT cert helmets. Not a Snell fan. You can find many helmets with DOT/ECE from $50 to $450. My main helmet now is an AGV AX-8 with DOT/ECE. Best thing about this helmet is that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 75,804
Posted By ShaftEd
That is just a darn shame.:D:1drink ...

That is just a darn shame.:D:1drink

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Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 75,804
Posted By ShaftEd
Donít want to turn this into a ďmy GSW...

Donít want to turn this into a ďmy GSW transmission sucksĒ thread, but I did try a 2013 demo and thought the trans was a bit clunky/crunchy. Then a road a 2014 demo and same thing. I eventually...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,422
Posted By ShaftEd
Sure, I've owned an 1150, then a Hexhead, and now...

Sure, I've owned an 1150, then a Hexhead, and now the GSW. There are some things I prefer on the old bikes.

No rads with leaky weepholes.
No stupid fan coming on in traffic or technical off road....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 75,804
Posted By ShaftEd
Hello, My name is ShaftEd and I have a confession...

Hello, My name is ShaftEd and I have a confession to make. After 40 years of riding, I have never been able to get the hang of rev matching on a downshift.:deal Yes, all my road racing buddy's have...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,769
Posted By ShaftEd
Yes, it would be best to separate the GSW threads...

Yes, it would be best to separate the GSW threads into their own section. Especially when discussing ESA. Since Wethead ESA is completely different from the older generation ESA, we end up getting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,734
Posted By ShaftEd
You're putting on some miles and the convenience...

You're putting on some miles and the convenience of shaft and cruise control while still getting dirty sounds like your ticket. A 2014+ Super T fits the bill.:deal:1drink
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,224
Posted By ShaftEd
I only ride if itís 72 degrees with a slight...

I only ride if itís 72 degrees with a slight breeze. If it gets cooler or hotter on my ride, I stop and have my wife pick me up in the truck.:deal:rofl:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 553
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 GSW will do this too on occasion. Seems...

My 2014 GSW will do this too on occasion. Seems to do it most often after a fuel fill up. I start the bike and preload goes down and then back up to where it was. Has not done for quite awhile now...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,871
Posted By ShaftEd
Iíve done some testing of ABS and TC in the...

Iíve done some testing of ABS and TC in the Enduro/Enduro Pro modes on my 2014 GSW. I would imagine that Rawhyde would have you turn off both TC and ABS. TC only really works properly on smoothish...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By ShaftEd
I had the GSAP on my 2014 for about 8k miles now....

I had the GSAP on my 2014 for about 8k miles now. Sure doesnít seem to act like yours. About 95% of my shifts using the shift assist are quick and smooth, both down(with rev matching) and upshifts....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,856
Posted By ShaftEd
I was going to get them on my 2014 GSW when I...

I was going to get them on my 2014 GSW when I prchased it. By the time I added up the lights,mounts, wiring harness, and labor, it was almost $900. Also research showed the lights are considered...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By ShaftEd
OTOH, taking your bike to the dealer to have a...

OTOH, taking your bike to the dealer to have a "professional" work on it doesn't always work out so good either.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 875
Posted By ShaftEd
I let my dealer do the 600 mile service on my...

I let my dealer do the 600 mile service on my GSW. I think they read the torque spec at 110nm, not 11nm! Took me forever to get that thing off.:deal

I'm like many others, no torque wrench. Hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,384
Posted By ShaftEd
Nice, though it looks like it won't work with the...

Nice, though it looks like it won't work with the standard grab rail still installed. I see you have yours removed.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,446
Posted By ShaftEd
Awesome report!:clap You did amazingly well on...

Awesome report!:clap You did amazingly well on Titus, considering you had zero dirt experience, were loaded to the hilt with triple aluminum luggage, and had no knobby tires. Please have your...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,590
Posted By ShaftEd
Tricky, Here is a thread on plates from advrider....

Tricky, Here is a thread on plates from advrider. Not GS specific, but might have some ideas for you:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=612258

Myself, I prefer a regular plate...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,384
Posted By ShaftEd
Freaking brilliant WT.:clap. Love to see a pic of...

Freaking brilliant WT.:clap. Love to see a pic of the case installed.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,953
Posted By ShaftEd
I have a 2014 with all options but alarm. I added...

I have a 2014 with all options but alarm. I added the shift assist pro when it became available. Now after 24k miles, if I had to order a 2015 I would get same options as I have now. Everything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,859
Posted By ShaftEd
There are no defined speeds for lane splitting in...

There are no defined speeds for lane splitting in CA. If traffic is stop and go, you are supposed to ride at a "reasonable" speed between the traffic. When traffic speeds up again, you fall back in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,859
Posted By ShaftEd
Jeez guys, It aint no big deal. Been lane...

Jeez guys, It aint no big deal. Been lane splitting/lane sharing for over 30 years almost daily here in SoCal. It is unarguably safer than sitting in with stop an go traffic waiting to become a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 22,011
Posted By ShaftEd
Early 2014 GSW. Had the small spiders cracks...

Early 2014 GSW. Had the small spiders cracks around the windscreen mounts. Today replaced under warranty with new screen using rubber grommets. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,978
Posted By ShaftEd
UKGSer site mentioned that the grips on the GSW...

UKGSer site mentioned that the grips on the GSW go to 40% below 3k rpms. So if you’re just riding around town, they really are not very good. Up on the open road, the do run a bit hotter, but still...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 9,978
Posted By ShaftEd
My 14 GSW grips are weaker than my old 2007...

My 14 GSW grips are weaker than my old 2007 Hexhead GS, that's for sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 584
Posted By ShaftEd
12k service does check valve clearance and...

12k service does check valve clearance and replace plugs. I can't imagine the valves were out and they had change shims, but I could believe one of the plugs may be bad from incorrect gap, or even...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By ShaftEd
I just did a Google search on f800gs leaking...

I just did a Google search on f800gs leaking valve cover. Lots of hits with some linking to advrider
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,783
Posted By ShaftEd
PhiSig1071, You may want to head over to the...

PhiSig1071, You may want to head over to the Parallel Universe side of GSpot and check with those guys. Apparently, the leaky valve cover on the 800ís is quite common and it looks like there is an...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By ShaftEd
I was only referring to the downshift scenario.

I was only referring to the downshift scenario.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By ShaftEd
You're right. For the GSW the slipper clutch...

You're right. For the GSW the slipper clutch should prevent over rev. Not for the Oil and Hexheads though.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,733
Posted By ShaftEd
Iíve had an Oilhead, Hexhead, and now a Wethead...

Iíve had an Oilhead, Hexhead, and now a Wethead and all of my GSís have had an occasional trip into the rev limiter. Not going to hurt a thing. I mean thatís why they put the limiter there. No, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,472
Posted By ShaftEd
Been filling my bike while sitting on it for the...

Been filling my bike while sitting on it for the last 25 years. Some say that's a safety issue so I guess I've been lucky. :deal:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,086
Posted By ShaftEd
Hippiebrian, before you dig yourself in any...

Hippiebrian, before you dig yourself in any deeper (actually, I think that ship has sailed), but anyway, hereís a nice article on taking a KLR to the track. Time to get out there and beat up some...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,038
Posted By ShaftEd
We do have the GSW Problems/issues thread, but...

We do have the GSW Problems/issues thread, but specific to 2014’s here’s my experience so far. I’ve got 23,000 miles on my 2014 purchased in late October 2013.

Bad stuff:
Dreaded coolant weep in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By ShaftEd
:deal:rofl:1drink P.S. Just did my 24k miles...

:deal:rofl:1drink

P.S. Just did my 24k miles service and all valves in spec. One exhaust right on the tight side of tolerance, but I aint pulling cams for that.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,251
Posted By ShaftEd
Looks like its for the GSW owners who didn't get...

Looks like its for the GSW owners who didn't get ESA.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,222
Posted By ShaftEd
I'd say the GSW does very well getting around...

I'd say the GSW does very well getting around traffic.:deal:1drink

Willow Springs "Streets" Course trackday - Intermediate "B" Group earlier this year.

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,233
Posted By ShaftEd
BMW GS, sidestands optional!:1drink

BMW GS, sidestands optional!:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,233
Posted By ShaftEd
You will be golden when you figure out how to...

You will be golden when you figure out how to carry that 690 on your GS.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,473
Posted By ShaftEd
I've been riding for over 40 years. I've raced,...

I've been riding for over 40 years. I've raced, done numerous trackdays and generally ride around 20k miles per year, yet I'm a big fan of ABS. As long as abs and other electronic controls (i.e....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,630
Posted By ShaftEd
I traded in my 2007 12GS with 132,000 miles (No...

I traded in my 2007 12GS with 132,000 miles (No engine work, original clutch) to my local dealer for a new 2014 12GS. They had my old bike sold in one week. Not sure what they got for it, but they...
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