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Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By rideLD
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Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By rideLD
I continue to be impressed with this software. I...

I continue to be impressed with this software. I am leaving Wednesday on a 6 day trip mostly riding in the Taos New Mexico area. In less than 10 minutes I created 3 all day loops that include every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,909
Posted By rideLD
This is the way I understand it as well. The OP...

This is the way I understand it as well. The OP is correct.:deal
A car tire has a flat profile and hydroplanes much easier.

I would always rather be on my bike than in my car during hard rain....
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By rideLD
Cheapest option is probably a fake air hawk ...

Cheapest option is probably a fake air hawk
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AIRHAWK-2-MOTORCYCLE-SEAT-CUSHION-PAD-MEDIUM-ROHO-NEW-/290451851585?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item43a0478941&vxp=mtr
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Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By rideLD
Finally installed my cymarc screen strengthening...

Finally installed my cymarc screen strengthening brackets after looking at them on my work bench for the past month. All I can say is installing them is as simple as pie if you are good at puzzles...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,724
Posted By rideLD
I just did about 100 miles in a torrential...

I just did about 100 miles in a torrential downpour. The kind of rain where the cars pull over because their windshield wipers can’t keep up. My 20s performed perfectly as always. I listened to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 961
Posted By rideLD
Every motorcycle I have ever owned has been 8mm....

Every motorcycle I have ever owned has been 8mm. I would be really surprised if the 2012 GS is any different.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,405
Posted By rideLD
That may have been your mistake. Mine still has...

That may have been your mistake. Mine still has the original chuck and it seats perfectly on the my 2014 Adventure TPM stems. No fiddling required.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By rideLD
I would say thats not true. It would be easy to...

I would say thats not true. It would be easy to add 1/2" of foam. They would not need to add at the very back of the seat since it slopes up there already. They would just need to add 1/2" of foam...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By rideLD
I used the stock in high / high and had no...

I used the stock in high / high and had no sliding issues. Distance to the pegs with the sergeant high / high is about the same. I really can't tell a difference. I think that the width and firmer...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,740
Posted By rideLD
I got the letter today. I already traded in my...

I got the letter today. I already traded in my 2007 GSA last month so the point is mute. I will say that after 50K on my 07 the fuel gauge was the most accurate of any motorcycle I have ever owned....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By rideLD
The info you seek is here...

The info you seek is here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994579
but I will give you my .02



I own this seat on my 2014 GS LC Adventure and run it in high front, high rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,030
Posted By rideLD
If you truly have Monkey Butt (which is a rash /...

If you truly have Monkey Butt (which is a rash / skin irritation caused by moisture) then the only way to get rid of it is to stay off the bike until it heals. Once it heals just keep your ass dry...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,405
Posted By rideLD
Had me scared. Just ran out to the garage to test...

Had me scared. Just ran out to the garage to test my 10 year old CyclePump with my 2014 WC Adventure. Still works perfectly!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,214
Posted By rideLD
Maybe its a transmission seal leak? That would...

Maybe its a transmission seal leak? That would smell like burnt oil each time you start the bike because it may drip onto the cat. Check for dirt build up around the seals.


It would look like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,214
Posted By rideLD
Any chance you spilled a couple of drops on the...

Any chance you spilled a couple of drops on the engine or headers?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,214
Posted By rideLD
This is great advice. I would add that you...

This is great advice.

I would add that you should never top off a Hexhead, CamHead or WetHeat engine unless there is no oil visible in site glass after a long ride/ 5 minutes on side stand/ 5...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,054
Posted By rideLD
Ding Ding Ding! I would agree. I rode a buddies...

Ding Ding Ding! I would agree. I rode a buddies with a Black Dog skid plate and my leg roasted. The skid plate under the cat was so hot I could barely touch it. The heat is barely noticeable with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,386
Posted By rideLD
+1 My 14 GSA came with them and I am really...

+1 My 14 GSA came with them and I am really impressed with them on the road and it the wet. I think they might give the Pilot Road 3's a run for the money.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By rideLD
You are getting all kinds of error messages most...

You are getting all kinds of error messages most of us have never seen. Is it possible your firmware is corrupt?. An update gone askew? Maybe try reinstalling your firmware?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By rideLD
No, but it looks pretty nice! ...

No, but it looks pretty nice!
http://www.corbin.com/bmw/bmwgs12cds13e.shtml

I guess you will have to be the Guinea Pig.:D

I have owned plenty of corbins on past bikes (mostly sport bikes) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,811
Posted By rideLD
Interesting thought. You may be right. The...

Interesting thought. You may be right. The computer definitely knows what % the fly by wire throttle is open and I guess it is possible it knows how much fuel is being sprayed into each cylinder by...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,811
Posted By rideLD
Run your range down to 1 mile and report back...

Run your range down to 1 mile and report back :lol3

But in all seriousness the computer only has so many sensors to measure fuel usage. One of them is the gas gauge which we know has a lot wiggle...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By rideLD
Thanks. Last question.. Can you still adjust the...

Thanks. Last question.. Can you still adjust the screen height using the OEM knob or do you need to first loosen the strengtheners before you can adjust the height? I guess if the latter is true it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,815
Posted By rideLD
My 14 Adventure screen will wobble above 90 mph...

My 14 Adventure screen will wobble above 90 mph and when passing trucks. Do you need to order 2 of these for the Adventure model? How long did they take to arrive state side?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,811
Posted By rideLD
Your mileage will probably improve if you don't...

Your mileage will probably improve if you don't calculate it via the computer. The computer is usually off by over 5 mpg.:deal
Which is why I asked the OP what method he was using to calculate his...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,724
Posted By rideLD
I think the difference is that I use very high...

I think the difference is that I use very high quality custom molded in ear monitors. With this level of fidelity you can hear any electrical interference which with Autocom means a boatload. If you...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,724
Posted By rideLD
I used AutoComm for 10 long painful years and...

I used AutoComm for 10 long painful years and over 200K miles. I spend thousands of dollars on their buggy, buzzy, worthless crap. Over the years I had to replace so many of their parts that i lost...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,533
Posted By rideLD
Definitely not the case on the GS. With the...

Definitely not the case on the GS. With the Sargent you can stand all day in complete comfort.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,724
Posted By rideLD
I think its actually a safety thing. If you tap a...

I think its actually a safety thing. If you tap a jog wheel on your helmet, your eyes never leave the road. If you have a handlebar control you typically have to take your eyes off the road
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By rideLD
My 2014 GSA LC makes all kinds of valve train...

My 2014 GSA LC makes all kinds of valve train noise. It got worse when I put on a full coverage skid plate (I think it echos up.) In my case the noise is perfectly normal and every LC bike I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,901
Posted By rideLD
I put 50K on my 05 and not one problem. Current...

I put 50K on my 05 and not one problem. Current owner has it up around 75K I think. i put 50K on my 07 and not one problem with that bike either. My 14 Adventure only has 1500 miles on it so far. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,724
Posted By rideLD
I wonder if it is not firmware related but...

I wonder if it is not firmware related but hardware. My unit does not have any ear splitting beeps, no issues with volume whatsoever. In fact I have yet to experience any of the issues that people...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,533
Posted By rideLD
I fixed mine with JB Weld. I think it is much...

I fixed mine with JB Weld. I think it is much stronger now. I called to see if they would just send me out a new plastic doo-hickey which is clearly user replaceable but they told me they needed the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,533
Posted By rideLD
It was really easy and took about 5 minutes to...

It was really easy and took about 5 minutes to install. I just got out my trusty test light and found a keyed power source to tap for the trip wire that tucks just to the right side of the front seat...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,533
Posted By rideLD
I think the confusion lies in the fact that we...

I think the confusion lies in the fact that we are talking about 2 different bikes here and the seat height differences come from 2 places. 1- The seat. 2 - The suspension.

On the 2014 LC...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,483
Posted By rideLD
I think if you switch modes then go back, it...

I think if you switch modes then go back, it reverts to the default suspension settings for said mode. It will stay selected until you switch modes.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,724
Posted By rideLD
Is it really possible for a small company to...

Is it really possible for a small company to monitor all the hundreds of message boards on the internet?:ear

I bet if you send them an email or call them you will get a prompt response. I always...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 43,724
Posted By rideLD
I hate to say it but this is the case with any...

I hate to say it but this is the case with any early adopted tech product. Keep in mind that mostly people having problems are posting. Its really hard to get a feel for how bad the roll out really...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,533
Posted By rideLD
I would say that they are telling you the truth....

I would say that they are telling you the truth. This is not a problem for me with the Sargent Seat. I find it much less sloped than the stock seat. Even the 14 GSA stock seat was not as sloped as my...
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