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Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 01:12 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 110,418
Posted By RexBuck
My experience with Antigravity was on my 800GS...

My experience with Antigravity was on my 800GS and I can confirm that I had great performance with the battery. This is in spite of a slowly failing stator, allowing the battery to drain flat and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 13,035
Posted By RexBuck
I frequently stay at a motel about 5 miles from...

I frequently stay at a motel about 5 miles from Clearwater's factory. Arraigned to pick up the Ericas with Canopener etc and installed them on my 2015 GS in the parking lot of the motel. Real...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 202,921
Posted By RexBuck
Update

To update my previous post. I have now put another 5000 or so miles on the bike and have run have run a number of tanks at each of settings 6, 7 and 8. Didn't seem to be a huge difference from 7...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,475
Posted By RexBuck
Yup - cut a piece of plastic out of one of those...

Yup - cut a piece of plastic out of one of those plastic presentation folders. Rolled it up and worked perfectly. No drips in the bash plate. Of course, after planning the deal for the drain hole...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By RexBuck
Yesterday I wound up in a small town in need of...

Yesterday I wound up in a small town in need of gas. They only had Regular. Bike ran fine - got on the throttle hard and heard no pinging. Just for shits and giggles, I filled the next time with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Yes, always set to prompt for recalc. Once I am...

Yes, always set to prompt for recalc. Once I am back on the route, sometimes it joins me in right away and sometimes it takes up to 10 minutes to join me in.

If I have to turn around on a route...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Following up on this "reaquiring"situation, I...

Following up on this "reaquiring"situation, I discovered a couple of things about the Nav V today. I missed a turn to a road I decided later I wanted to check out. So, when I got to the other end...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Interesting. That is how my Zumo 660 worked. ...

Interesting. That is how my Zumo 660 worked.

1) With the Nav V, when returning to the route (never stopping it, only electing not to recalculate), I have not been presented with a selection of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2015, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Similar problem with routes created in Basecamp -...

Similar problem with routes created in Basecamp - gives you a banner instruction to proceed to the next road. I found that if I'm a bit patient (not one of my stronger suits) that it will eventually...
Forum: Vendors 05-27-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 35,150
Posted By RexBuck
Good install video. As shown, they are easy to...

Good install video. As shown, they are easy to install. I just did mine in a motel parking lot in an afternoon before the thundershower hit.

The only thing different I did to get at those...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Yah, that is where you choose the "along active...

Yah, that is where you choose the "along active route" . . . I usually don't need to know gas/food/motel at the destination unless it is the end of the day and I miraculously was able to choose the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
active route

With my Zumo 660, I always relied on the "along the active route" choice to find if there would be a gas station around the point I would need gas. My frustration with the Nav V is that it will...
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 202,921
Posted By RexBuck
Still on the factory setting of 7.

Still on the factory setting of 7.
Forum: Vendors 05-22-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 202,921
Posted By RexBuck
2015 R1200 GS The rough engine, hesitation,...

2015 R1200 GS

The rough engine, hesitation, bucking and surging, particularly in the 3000 to 4500 rpm range was driving me nuts. Had the dealer update all software . . . no difference.
...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 441
Posted By RexBuck
Access a lot of forestry roads from Bear Creek...

Access a lot of forestry roads from Bear Creek FSR, across the road from Bear Creek campground. Also further up Westside Rd access from Whiteman Creek Rd.

If you have a GPS, get the Backroads...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 12,826
Posted By RexBuck
XPEL Headlight Protection

Made a pattern for the 2015 LED light which is slightly different than the standard light. Not the prettiest but it covered the light just fine. I have sent the pattern as a pdf to JimVonBaden who...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
No problem, thanks for the heads up - didn't...

No problem, thanks for the heads up - didn't realize Furkot had a couple of threads.

Back to Nav V :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Very interesting Dan I've just played around...

Very interesting Dan

I've just played around with Furkot for the past hour. My initial reaction to it was it was more of a vacation planner than a trip planner. However, once I played around...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
What specifically does FURKOT do better than...

What specifically does FURKOT do better than Basecamp?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Look under Garmin on your Start Menu

Look under Garmin on your Start Menu
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 202,921
Posted By RexBuck
Thanks for going through the effort of testing...

Thanks for going through the effort of testing the AF-XiED with your wethead and gathering data for Roger. I'll be installing mine in a week.

Interesting observations on the error codes and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Tyre vs Basecamp

Thanks for the responses.

I found MapSource pretty good and have been using it for 10 years or so, including the last 5 years or so with my 660. Avoided Basecamp like the plague. Today I have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
I'll reiterate the above answers: Use one of the...

I'll reiterate the above answers: Use one of the Shortcut Buttons for SKIP; Be careful where you put a way point - the middle of the town may not be where you want to go. I usually drop the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,372
Posted By RexBuck
Never heard of Tyre. I'm not a huge fan of...

Never heard of Tyre. I'm not a huge fan of Basecamp so I looked at their website and it seems they are designed for TomTom but will generate Garmin files also. Looks like they are based on Google...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 202,921
Posted By RexBuck
Thanks Roger So, did GeorgeKingGeorge notice a...

Thanks Roger
So, did GeorgeKingGeorge notice a reduction/elimination of surging after he put some miles on the AF-XiED? I see Mistacat had some improvement but previously he didn't have a lot of...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 202,921
Posted By RexBuck
Thanks Tom. I've appreciated your input in this...

Thanks Tom. I've appreciated your input in this thread. Once I got things working to my satisfaction, I too would be loath to start trying to fix something that now don't need fixing. Just trying...
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 202,921
Posted By RexBuck
Hi Terry - thanks for your kind words and I'm...

Hi Terry - thanks for your kind words and I'm glad you enjoyed my travels, I sure did. Have not done much moto travelling in the past year other than to Calif a couple of times and am yearning for...
Forum: Vendors 05-01-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 1,506
Views: 202,921
Posted By RexBuck
Glad to see this thread resurrected. I have a...

Glad to see this thread resurrected. I have a 2015 1200GS with about 2000 km on it. Starts immediately, has all the power and torque in the world. Couldn't be happier . . . except that...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,478
Posted By RexBuck
I have a Zumo 660 that is 5 or 6 years old. Been...

I have a Zumo 660 that is 5 or 6 years old. Been rode hard and put away wet. Taken me all over North America, Mexico a few times and to South America. Abused, amazingly reliable and still ticking....
Forum: Canada 04-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By RexBuck
Isn't there a Free Trade agreement between...

Isn't there a Free Trade agreement between Canada and the EU? If so, should preclude any duties if manufactured in the EU.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 163,346
Posted By RexBuck
Didn't try to charge you sales taxes?

Didn't try to charge you sales taxes?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,857
Posted By RexBuck
Yes, that's the stuff. Figured that if that is...

Yes, that's the stuff. Figured that if that is what the dealer is using, its good enough for me
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,857
Posted By RexBuck
My dealer is using Motul Synthetic 5w-40 and sell...

My dealer is using Motul Synthetic 5w-40 and sell it by the liter and 5 liter. Said they will use that until BMW comes out with their own branded Synthetic 5w-40 that they can get by the barrel. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,857
Posted By RexBuck
Oh, in addition to the JVB video (which is very...

Oh, in addition to the JVB video (which is very helpful) get the full BMW service manual (spendy but worth it) and the maintenance schedules off of the A&S BMW website (I like them a bit better than...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,857
Posted By RexBuck
I've had Harleys, Yamahas, Kawisakis and 3 BMWs...

I've had Harleys, Yamahas, Kawisakis and 3 BMWs on which I have done all of the maintenance. In all cases (well except my new 1200GS) they have gone back for warranty purposes and I have never been...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,334,233
Posted By RexBuck
How about applying the lean angle sensor...

How about applying the lean angle sensor technology to something used everyday like the turn signal cancel function?
Forum: Canada 04-12-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By RexBuck
I required warranty work on my 800 a couple of...

I required warranty work on my 800 a couple of years ago. The California dealer was too lazy to process the warranty claim and wanted me to pay for it and collect back from the Canadian warranty. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By RexBuck
Go to a custom seat builder (Like Rich's in...

Go to a custom seat builder (Like Rich's in Seattle - I'm sure there are some similar craftsmen in your neck of the woods) and have them build you a new seat taking out the slope. As a bonus, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,690
Posted By RexBuck
When I bought my 2011 800, I knew I was going to...

When I bought my 2011 800, I knew I was going to do some travelling and while I wanted a 1200GS, I just wanted something a bit smaller and opted for the 800.

Traveled around Mexico a few times and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 163,346
Posted By RexBuck
:eek1 For those of us who are illiterate, whats...

:eek1 For those of us who are illiterate, whats it say?
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