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Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By bobframe
I spoke to a rep from Twisted Throttle this...

I spoke to a rep from Twisted Throttle this morning and asked about their experience with this "string" release lanyard. I was told that the string had been replaced with a braided wire release...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By bobframe
Thanks...your endorsement means a lot.

Thanks...your endorsement means a lot.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By bobframe
Some have a wire pull??

I may have imagined this, but it seems that I saw a picture of this system that used a metal wire instead of this relatively soft woven string. Has anyone seen this?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By bobframe
SW-Motech/Bags Quick Lock EVO Durability

I just bought a new SW-Motech/Bags Connection Daypack tank bag for my 2012 1200GS. I'd previously bought the Quick Lock EVO tankring which the Daypack uses to mount to the tank.

The bag suits...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
Mea culpa. I think you are right about the...

Mea culpa. I think you are right about the wiring being fubar. I think "the tear it all out and start over" advice is right on. Unfortunately, tearing it all out will require me removing the gas...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
When I last checked, the positive side of the...

When I last checked, the positive side of the battery had three leads connected to it. They are (1) the main electrical connection for the bike, (2) an auxillary Powerlet port added by the PO for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
Maybe...but I have no idea where this fuse is,...

Maybe...but I have no idea where this fuse is, since the relay doesn't appear to take its power directly at the battery. While I am a fan of leaving well enough alone, I don't know why the PO...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
This is sound advice. I need to go back and...

This is sound advice. I need to go back and thoroughly exercise the Stebel and see if it is working correctly. My impressions from my last ride was that not only was the Stebel working...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
Makes sense. What baffles me is how this relay...

Makes sense. What baffles me is how this relay is powered...it is does not connect directly to the battery. The relay does, however, run a thick red wire into another small black box which is close...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
Found a relay

I decided that I would strip off some tank panels to see if I could find all of the wiring involved with the horn and was surprised with what I discovered. To remind you all, I clearly have a green...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
A new issue

Ok, I am in the process of trying to eliminate the PO's wiring and have hit an obstacle. To power the Stebel, he apparently tapped into the OEM horn wiring for power. I want to eliminate this...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
I'll try this again...first time it acted like it...

I'll try this again...first time it acted like it didn't want to come apart.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
And these will connect to Stebel horn...red to...

And these will connect to Stebel horn...red to Positive, Black to Ground.

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/bobframe/2012%20BMW%20R1200GS/IMG_2615_zpsggijmsuc.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
The blue and black leads will connect to OEM horn...

The blue and black leads will connect to OEM horn wiring. Blue to Positive, Black to Ground?????

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/bobframe/2012%20BMW%20R1200GS/IMG_2614_zpsk9ndysoa.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
I'm assuming that the red and black show below...

I'm assuming that the red and black show below will connect to battery.
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/bobframe/2012%20BMW%20R1200GS/IMG_2616_zpsgrgiuuz3.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
Let me add some photo's to show where my...

Let me add some photo's to show where my confusion comes from.

Here's the wiring kit:

http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg39/bobframe/2012%20BMW%20R1200GS/IMG_2618_zpsaoqstc4l.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
Thanks Iron Rey. The horn is already...

Thanks Iron Rey. The horn is already mounted...I'm just trying to solve the power issue right now. I do think that I'll eventually move the horn so that its not so exposed to the elements (it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 967
Posted By bobframe
Stebel Horn Wiring kit

I am planning to reinstall a Stebel horn on my (2012) Camhead GS. PO appears to have simply added it onto the OEM horn circuit and this isn't going to work.

I have a leftover Eastern Beaver horn...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 241
Posted By bobframe
Removing Body Panels on Camhead 1200GS

Has anyone seen any guide to removing body panels for a Camhead (2012 to be exact) 1200GS. In particular, I'd like to remove the right hand panels that surround the tank...but not the tank itself. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By bobframe
This is how I understood things...just not able...

This is how I understood things...just not able to say it as well as you did. I plan to eliminate the OEM horn and use the OEM horn circuit to trigger the relay which will be sending 20 amps of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By bobframe
I think I used that plug on my '06 GS when I...

I think I used that plug on my '06 GS when I added a Stebel. As I recall, its a pretty elegant way of using the OEM horn switch/circuitry to trigger the relay for the Stebel. So, I unplug the power...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By bobframe
Not sure what this "repair plug" is. Can you...

Not sure what this "repair plug" is. Can you explain?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By bobframe
I see no evidence that there's a relay involved. ...

I see no evidence that there's a relay involved. I can account for all wires connected directly to battery (bike + charging circuit/plug + Gerbing heated gear) and this is why I suspect the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By bobframe
Steibel Horn Issues 1200GS ('12)

Just finished my second ride on a new-to-me 2012 R1200GS. The bike is great with the exception of the Steibel horn. During my ride today I began playing with the horn...just seeing if I could hear...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By bobframe
Thanks for pointing this out to me...this is...

Thanks for pointing this out to me...this is exactly what I used to have. Just ordered the tank ring and am hunting for the right bag.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By bobframe
Tank Bag for '12 1200GS

Looking for a small tank bag (big enough for wallet, iPhone, glasses, tire gauge and few odds and ends) for my 2012 BMW 1200GS.

On my '06 12GS I used a Bags Connection which used the tank filler...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,271
Posted By bobframe
Great responses and most helpful. I will keep my...

Great responses and most helpful. I will keep my covers on. Bob
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,271
Posted By bobframe
1200GS Valve Cover...Cover

I have a new-to-me 2012 1200GS Triple Black. The bike has Hepco & Becker tubular engine guards which appear to be very robust. In addition, the bike's valve covers have valve covers.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,345
Posted By bobframe
There's a cost to having immediate gratification....

There's a cost to having immediate gratification. If you can afford this cost, then fine. If you have to borrow money to do so, then we should all understand that this is not what smart money does.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,345
Posted By bobframe
Bike advice or financial advice?

Like others have said, buying a new bike on installments is the very most expensive way to buy a bike. In addition to taking the big "ride-it-accross-the-curb" instant depreciation (which is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,754
Posted By bobframe
PR 4 Trails next...

I just picked up a '12 1200GS with Heidenau K60's. I plan to replace those with PR4 Trails...supposedly a great road tire, and in particular, excellent in the rain. I had Heidenau's and Anakee 3's...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By bobframe
BMW 1200 GS Original Equipment

I just bought a used 2012 BMW R1200GS and would like to know exactly how the bike came equipped from the factory. Can a dealer provide me with a record of this particular VIN's original equipment? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,631
Posted By bobframe
Indian dealership in Atlanta is about to change....

I believe this is about to change.

A couple of very good friends (and riding buds) of mine are about to become Atlanta's new Polaris dealership. They plan to carry Indian, Victory and Slingshot....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,990
Posted By bobframe
When your ride has ended, take note of what time...

When your ride has ended, take note of what time it is. Next, measure how long it takes for the ear-to-ear grin on your face to go away.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By bobframe
I appreciate the offer. I have seen and ridden...

I appreciate the offer. I have seen and ridden this particular Triple Black. I know the owner and the bike's history. It is the opposite of junk. Again, thanks for the offer.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By bobframe
Any thoughts on Camhead vs. Hexhead maintenance? ...

Any thoughts on Camhead vs. Hexhead maintenance? In particular, is valve adjusting a Camhead more difficult? Do I need supplies (shims?) to do the job? Is frequency of valve checking/adjusting...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By bobframe
GSA has bigger tank than GS, right?

GSA has bigger tank than GS, right?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By bobframe
I don't know about the service lite, but the...

I don't know about the service lite, but the valve adjustment procedure on the Hexhead engine is pretty simple...even kinda fun. Can someone explain what the Camhead valve adjustment story is?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By bobframe
Mine's an '06 GS...

I mount my Gerbing Dual controller to my tank so that the controller is positioned between my legs. I use a SW Motech Day Pack 2 tank bag so I had to allow some space for this as well...but there's...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By bobframe
'06 GS to '12 GS...Input Wanted.

I am going to trade in my 2006 R1200GS for a low mileage 2012 R1200GS Triple Black. I am truly remorseful to see the '06 leaving as it has been my favorite bike of all time. But I have a chance to...
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