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Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By jdub
Wow, sorry I steered you so wrong Phil. I bought...

Wow, sorry I steered you so wrong Phil. I bought my stuff from them four or five years ago with no issues, but sounds like things have changed drastically since then.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By jdub
Here:...

Here: http://store.bobsbmw.com/microfiche/BrowseSeries.aspx

or here: https://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By jdub
I used the VVME...

I used the VVME (http://www.vvme.com/hid-headlights/single-beam-hid-conversion-kit/h7-hid-conversion-kit/digital-slim-h7-hid-conversion-kit) HID 4300K 35 watt kit in my 2007 GSA for about 110k miles,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By jdub
Givi Racks

Finally found time yesterday to install the Givi QD pannier racks on my 2014 GSW, and I'm very pleased with them. I really lucked out buying these from Revzilla, as someone had just returned them...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 821
Posted By jdub
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,069
Posted By jdub
Total agreement with posts # 2, 3 and 5. I ride...

Total agreement with posts # 2, 3 and 5. I ride extensively at night for my work commute (leave the house at 4 am), and as soon as I pulled out of my driveway last week (first commute on my new-to-me...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,386
Posted By jdub
SOG - Your user title says it all. :lol3 The...

SOG - Your user title says it all. :lol3

The rest of us need to take bets, and using round numbers I'll bet you'll torch it within 1,267.6 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone. The...

Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone. The new bike is superb, and the wife and I are already planning a trip to Labrador & Newfoundland on it next year.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
def - I trust you're not taking that whole...

def - I trust you're not taking that whole "respect for the truthful word" thing too literally. Entertaining as it was to read, your admissions about your actual vs posted speeds might get you into...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
Once I get everything cleaned up and pictures...

Once I get everything cleaned up and pictures taken, hopefully tonight or tomorrow I'll be posting:

OEM aluminum panniers, OEM panniers racks, Elka front & rear shocks, Meier rear inner fender/mud...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
I'm almost equidistant from four BMW dealers...

I'm almost equidistant from four BMW dealers (Battley, Bob's, Trans-Am and Velocity Cycles), and I picked the new GS up from Velocity Cycles in Mechanicsburg. Pickings were getting very slim this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
I respect nothing as much as the honestly spoken...

I respect nothing as much as the honestly spoken and truthful word. But I did comb my hair for that picture.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
As the saying goes, all good things must end. ...

As the saying goes, all good things must end.

The allure and pull of the Wasser Boxers was just too strong, and today I picked up my new 2014 R1200GSW.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By jdub
Interesting. I tried only one set of K60s on my...

Interesting. I tried only one set of K60s on my R1200GSA, and they felt surprisingly stable when I crossed a mile-long steel grate bridge in Montreal. By comparison, my buddy on his R1150GSA w/...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,044
Posted By jdub
I'll be picking up my new 2014 GSW on Friday, and...

I'll be picking up my new 2014 GSW on Friday, and this is exactly the type direction I had in mind since I have no more interest in hard bags for this type bike (almost broke my ankle under a hard...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,858
Posted By jdub
You've got me beat! My '07 GSA once took 9.05...

You've got me beat! My '07 GSA once took 9.05 gallons with 7 miles of range remaining on the computer, and I had 435 miles on that tankful (commuting, where I always get the best mileage of ~ 49 mpg).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By jdub
My '07 GSA is the same. The oil level sensor must...

My '07 GSA is the same. The oil level sensor must be towards the rear of the sump, so when the bike is facing downhill at idle the sensor gives you the "Check Oil" message. Next stop on level ground,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By jdub
None required with the VVME kit I installed.

None required with the VVME kit I installed.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By jdub
+1, also changed is the handlebar height with...

+1, also changed is the handlebar height with relation to your seating position. I installed Rox Risers after I bought my '07 GSA for a more comfy ride when seated, but then I replaced the taller GSA...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,546
Posted By jdub
+1 on HID conversion. Several of them out there,...

+1 on HID conversion. Several of them out there, but I installed the VVME...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,594
Posted By jdub
I agree with simoneau, although compared to his...

I agree with simoneau, although compared to his bike my 2007 GSA is just getting broken in at 145k miles. :D My bike's full maintenance history is in the link below, and except for one leaking...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By jdub
And it stays good. The first time mine took a nap...

And it stays good. The first time mine took a nap with their covers installed, the one that contacted the ground shattered into many pieces. I was not impressed, and when I called them up their...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By jdub
Note that these are actually two different tank...

Note that these are actually two different tank bags pictured above, and I've owned both. They both mount the same, are fully waterproof and work very well, but the one shown on the 2007 is much...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By jdub
Here you go,...

Here you go, (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51732&rnd=04282014) look under section #77 - Accessories (the tank bag is diagram # 77_0047). What they call Velcro set in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,016
Posted By jdub
That looks a lot more like an R1100S than a GS to...

That looks a lot more like an R1100S than a GS to me. Hmm, lower and lighter than a GS, why did I never think to put knobbies on my S when I owned it? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By jdub
^ This....

^ This....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By jdub
Fortunately 2007s and later models don't have...

Fortunately 2007s and later models don't have servo-assist brakes. Bleed at the caliper bleed valves like any other braking system, just like you indicated.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By jdub
Not true according to their website (the same as...

Not true according to their website (the same as are installed on my '07): http://machineartmoto.com/r1200gsa/2005-2009-gsadv/x-head-v3/
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,964
Posted By jdub
Bingo. First time I dropped my GSA in the dirt a...

Bingo. First time I dropped my GSA in the dirt a rock punched the OEM valve cover protector hard enough to deform it (bent bad enough that I couldn't get it remounted when I removed it for the next...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By jdub
Back on topic for the sake of the OP,...

Back on topic for the sake of the OP, Congrats!!!! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,016
Posted By jdub
I've had many "opportunities" to right my GSA...

I've had many "opportunities" to right my GSA again after it decided to take a nap in the dirt, and have used both the lift-by-handlebar and butt-against-the-seat methods.

I've found it important...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By jdub
Over 110k miles using HID high and low beam on my...

Over 110k miles using HID high and low beam on my bike and no issues. I haven't done many mods to the bike, but this was the best one I did for both day (conspicuity) and night (whiter/brighter...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By jdub
Interesting.... Maybe I'll give Heidenaus...

Interesting.... Maybe I'll give Heidenaus another try when these come out.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,615
Posted By jdub
That's the solution that makes sense. Just too...

That's the solution that makes sense. Just too bad you have to spend any extra money for a solution to riding with the rear seat removed on the new bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 753
Posted By jdub
+1. Unless my bike sits unused for more than two...

+1. Unless my bike sits unused for more than two weeks (rare, except in the middle of winter) I never plug in my Battery Tender. Even then, I'll plug it in for a day and then not for another week or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
Marty - With an endorsement like that from you...

Marty - With an endorsement like that from you with all your experience on these bikes, I think my bike's value just went up about 20%. Thanks! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
sandsman - I can truly say "Been there, done...

sandsman - I can truly say "Been there, done that". I lived in Rowlett for 7 years, working for 5 years in Greenville (where I see you live) and the remainder at Love Field in Dallas. I'll never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,785
Posted By jdub
ausfahrt - Congrats on your milestone! ...

ausfahrt - Congrats on your milestone!

Surprised to see the SERVICE indicator on your bike's display. Mine doesn't have that, maybe because my '07 was an early build (Aug 2006) for that model...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,615
Posted By jdub
I looked at a friend's GSW when he popped the...

I looked at a friend's GSW when he popped the rear seat off, and thought from the picture above that the $170 cover was just the one black piece with the GS logo and that it simply snapped down into...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,615
Posted By jdub
Other than the longish plate with the GS logo,...

Other than the longish plate with the GS logo, what else does this kit consist of? I thought $170 for a plastic cover plate seemed crazy.
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