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Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 503,182
Posted By grantsdad
Clarification

I searched and read many posts regarding handlebar replacement on the R12. At the end of the day, I did it my own way for my own reasons.

3 years ago I purchased my bike second-hand equipped with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 503,182
Posted By grantsdad
Fatbars

Replaced the 997 TwinWalls with 609 Fatbars. They're about 20mm taller: I should have done this a long time ago.
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-15-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By grantsdad
1. Brown's Cycle 805-238-1240 2. Hidden...

1. Brown's Cycle 805-238-1240

2. Hidden Power 805-239-8913

3. Cycle Gear (SLO) 8.5-783-2660


PM me if you need a truck.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,220
Posted By grantsdad
1 mile-to-empty

August 2010

'07 R12 GS

2-up with a full compliment of camping gear on board.

No holes in the filler neck. It's advertised to carry 5.3 USG.

With the gauge reading 1 mile-to-empty I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-02-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By grantsdad
Nice Officer

Some Sunday afternoon this past February:

Heading North/Northwest out of Paso toward the coast I rode throuh FHL as I had many times before. Same as it ever was.

There's a tight left-hander...
Forum: Vendors 03-24-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 211,908
Posted By grantsdad
R1200gs

I ride an R1200GS with a factory ADV seat set low/rear high/front. The factory seat has some 'grippiness' to it which I've become accustomed to. The foam is beginning to feel increasingly soft,...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 211,908
Posted By grantsdad
Options

SC has good descriptions of the vinyl options on ther website but I'd like to hear from actual customers why they picked any one of the vinyl combinations for their seat. Myself, I can't decide. For...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-26-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,636
Posted By grantsdad
Outstanding!

Outstanding!
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,517
Posted By grantsdad
I carry this little radio with me wherever I go: ...

I carry this little radio with me wherever I go:

http://www.ccrane.com/radios/shortwave-radios/ccradio-swp.aspx

My only complaint is the digitally 'stepped' volume control. Sometimes it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By grantsdad
Desierto II

I bought my GS second-hand with a Desierto II installed by the previous owner. I too tried numorous heights and angles of the windscreen until I arrived at a setting that works best for me. I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,000
Posted By grantsdad
Oil Temp

For what it's worth, I consider the "big bar" at the bottom to be the safe operating temp. I wait for that fat bar to show before I give it any hard throttle. On hot days, that bar is showing after...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By grantsdad
Bugs in the cooler

My '07 GS will run in temps similar to TexasMule's description when the oil cooler is restricted with insect carcasses. I backflush the cooler as needed.

With a clean cooler my operating temps...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,909
Posted By grantsdad
I had San Jose BMW rebuild my front shock last...

I had San Jose BMW rebuild my front shock last summer.

Parts- $114

Labor- $149

I shipped it to them via UPS with a pre-paid return label. My experience was positive. Great...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,748
Posted By grantsdad
The drain plug on my '07 is at 6 o'clock. I'm...

The drain plug on my '07 is at 6 o'clock. I'm not sure when they moved it from the 9 o'clock position but FD oil changes take only few minutes for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,748
Posted By grantsdad
When I bought my '07 GS second-hand in '09 I...

When I bought my '07 GS second-hand in '09 I liked the fact that it didn't have servo assisted brakes. Not that they're inherrently bad, just that I'm a simple guy who appreciates the convenience of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,145
Posted By grantsdad
Can a regulator or resistor be wired in to better...

Can a regulator or resistor be wired in to better control headlamp voltage?

PIAA Extreme Whites last about 8K miles for me with mild dirt road travels.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,828
Posted By grantsdad
Ammeter

Back in the day my Dad made the claim that an ammeter was more useful than a voltmeter. Yes, they're more difficult to wire properly but he had one in most of his vehicles, including boats. I'm not...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,991
Posted By grantsdad
I've used this method for many years backpacking...

I've used this method for many years backpacking and moto-camping. The key is preparation. My son once commented that I looked like a "cat kneading bread". I may look like a cat but my hand-formed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-01-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By grantsdad
I ride from Paso to the SJV 4-5 times a year. The...

I ride from Paso to the SJV 4-5 times a year. The route through Coalinga over Parkfield Grade then on to Bitterwater would be my suggestion as well. I rode Red Hill road to Pozo 4 days ago, dry as a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,692
Posted By grantsdad
Clever, entertaining, outstanding!

Clever, entertaining, outstanding!
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-22-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,481
Posted By grantsdad
Tuscany

Outstanding!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By grantsdad
FD Seal Weeping

With a scant 24400m on the OD my FD is weeping oil from the outside seal. It's a sacrificial part that I don't expect to last forever. Axle seals on trucks that I've owned have lasted anywhere from...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By grantsdad
Thank You

Marc-

Thank you for posting the pics and procedure, I'll be performing this task on my '07 GS this weekend.

If you don't mind me asking, what grade of grease did you use during reassembly?...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-27-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,301
Posted By grantsdad
Quail Season

Quail season opens 10/15. I'll probably be hunting in the Mojave Preserve.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,039
Posted By grantsdad
? For The Owners Of A Rev'it Sand Jacket

I'm considering the Rev'it Sand jacket but have reservations about it's venting performance in warm weather, 85F and above. I get uncomfortably hot much easier than uncomfortably cold. If you...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2011, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By grantsdad
+1

Use a machine screw/nut combination with a nylon washer for a better seal. All of this can be bought at a hardware store for less than $5.00. To save yourself from the agony of a sharp edge use an...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-29-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,325
Posted By grantsdad
dinner

I've had a good meal at Ruth's Chris.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By grantsdad
Point of View Camera

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535992 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=535992)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,837
Posted By grantsdad
My $0.02

I don't like excessive mass on the handle bars. Especially imbalanced mass.

I prefer accessories mounted off the bars or centrally on the bar clamps.

That's just me.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,432
Posted By grantsdad
Twin Wall 997 + AWS Riser

My R12GS is fitted with Renthal Twin Wall 997 bars clamped to an AWS riser. I can't take credit for this setup since it was installed by the PO but I like it very much. Compared to the factory...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,547
Posted By grantsdad
RKA Luggage

I like the design and features of the Shiloh Road from RKA Luggage.

Shiloh Road (http://www.rka-luggage.com/A02%20Tankbags/19SR3%20Build%20sheet/193W%20Build%20Sheet.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By grantsdad
Remus

It weighs less than the stock muffler thus improving the power-to-weight ratio.

The farkle mass is cumulative on these bikes. Every little bit helps IMO.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By grantsdad
Detonation?

I've always assumed the rattle/clacking sounds were caused by detonation.

:confused
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,603
Posted By grantsdad
Sidi Canyon

I like my Canyons. Most buckle systems are either too lose or too tight for me to be truly comfortable. The Canyons have a fine range of adjustment with the ratcheting buckle. They're not as...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,742
Posted By grantsdad
Great Weekend

Thank you dyvking for putting this together. Great food, great company, great weather, fuel from Gorda not so much.

Grant enjoyed camping with scottmac, goggles pizano and pcfly. He thinks you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-06-2011, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By grantsdad
Salton Sea

Thanks for the RR. I've driven by the Salton Sea for 20 years en route to Yuma for Dove hunting. Only recently have I become aware of the huge ecological problems surrounding the Salton Sea. What...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-06-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By grantsdad
St. George Hotel?

Anybody have a comment or opinion about the St. George Hotel in Volcano?

Normally we campout but experiencing historic hotels is sometimes fun as well. Looking to maybe stay there in mid...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,765
Posted By grantsdad
Wrinkle Black

I opted to powder coat the valve covers in "wrinkle black" for a few reasons.

1. I didn't care for the 3 shades of silver used on the bolts, covers and protectors.

2. I was told that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,350
Posted By grantsdad
Wunderlich

I have one of the no-longer-made Chicane tank bags. I like it, but there's a few things I'd change. At this time I think the Wunderlich would suit my likes/dislikes better than any other.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-20-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 7,742
Posted By grantsdad
:D Thanks.

:D

Thanks.
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