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Forum: Equipment 08-16-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By coach03860
:thumb I have a pair and they are my "go to"...

:thumb I have a pair and they are my "go to" gloves in late spring and early fall in temps 40-60F :clap

Much more comfortable than my regular "Ropers" and if treated with Sno-Seal or something...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,871
Posted By coach03860
IMHO, you're right the regular GS stock seat is...

IMHO, you're right the regular GS stock seat is pretty sad considering the prices they get for these bikes. Maybe BMW just assumes everyone is shaped so differently they will go aftermarket anyway,...
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By coach03860
Shipper beware!

IMHO, $1200 sounds absolutely ridiculous unless he's carrying it in the back of his Escalade along with a case of REALLY expensive wine for you….especially for a dirt tracker this time of year!!!!...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,279
Posted By coach03860
:clap I agree with Zimm…I've shipped 4 bikes to...

:clap I agree with Zimm…I've shipped 4 bikes to various parts of the country over the past 5 or 6 years (all over 1000 miles away) with JC and had good experiences each time…although I am sure there...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,770
Posted By coach03860
And WOW, isn't this unprotected cylinder head...

And WOW, isn't this unprotected cylinder head close to some REALLY big $$$$ repairs?

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd500/Coachgb/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8d218863.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,770
Posted By coach03860
11" Safaris on regular height R1200GS's

I was all HOT to buy a set of practically new 11" Jesse Safari bags for my new 2012 GS (reg height) off another inmate on here but one call to Al Jesse (very nice man to talk with) dissuaded me. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By coach03860
Would that procedure ring true if the battery was...

Would that procedure ring true if the battery was going to sit below freezing for several months? Just wondering :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By coach03860
"Is that your final answer?"

OK........So I went right to the "horse's mouth" and copied my post to my dealer's service manager at Max BMW in southern New Hampshire :ear
Looks like the best of all alternatives is to remove the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,760
Posted By coach03860
Is cold battery storage Ok

I just put my 2012 GS into hibernation for the next 6 months in my non-heated garage on a Delran Gel Battery tender (BMW approved) that is wired directly to my battery thus bypassing the CanBus...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,524
Posted By coach03860
Is that true? Do you have regular corporate...

Is that true? Do you have regular corporate Shell filling stations down there now selling 0% ethanol gasoline? If so I sure hope that trend spreads north soon! Cheers coach :freaky
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,524
Posted By coach03860
Should we still be calling it gasoline at E-85???

I am lucky enough to live close enough to Canada to get 93 octane (US measurement system) "Real Gas" (0% Ethanol) at our general store here in northern New Hampshire. They also sell the 10% Ethanol...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,414
Posted By coach03860
Gotta' agree with KoolBreeze here. I had 3 bikes...

Gotta' agree with KoolBreeze here. I had 3 bikes in the stable forever…then I retired 12/12/12 and had to get down to one bike for economic reasons. Experiences this summer and ~15,000 miles have...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,529
Posted By coach03860
I've been casually following this thread for the...

I've been casually following this thread for the last 6 weeks and my 2 cents is that if everything except the ASC is working perfectly (ABS, TPM, ESA and the bike as a whole) I would leave well...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,800
Posted By coach03860
If you're ever at a large rally like Americade...

If you're ever at a large rally like Americade have a custom pair made while you sit in a chair by an audio specialist. I can't remember the company I bought mine from (Ear Inc or something like...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,529
Posted By coach03860
I have ASC on my GS and live on a very steep...

I have ASC on my GS and live on a very steep sand/dirt mountain road. In the summer when it gets very "washboard", the ASC will cut engine power with each washboard bump as you go uphill. You will...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,356
Posted By coach03860
Jesse Safaris compatible with BMW top case mounted forward?

Anyone know if you can use the OEM BMW Vario top case in the FORWARD MOUNT Position with Jesse Safari low pipe cases too?

My BMW Vario top case sits where the pillion seat would sit and I wonder...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By coach03860
:doh - Well that blows that theory all to hell. ...

:doh - Well that blows that theory all to hell. Guess I'm back to square one and will ask the BMW tech next week wass' supp with this hesitation thing at low RPM???? :hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By coach03860
You got it EJ; I just filled up tonight at...

You got it EJ;

I just filled up tonight at my local general store and was talking with the owner about this strange finding on my bike. He said that's EZ..."we're so close to the border I get my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By coach03860
You're correct. The regular grade in Canada...

You're correct. The regular grade in Canada seems to be 89 octane but in the US it is 87 Octane with 10% ethanol. I am going to ask the BMW tech to straighten this quandary out for me next week when...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By coach03860
"No" - to which??? ........ "Should I go back to...

"No" - to which??? ........ "Should I go back to the dealer and see if they reset the original mapping as I never noticed this issue before that 6000 mile service...or just be happy I'm saving $$$...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,548
Posted By coach03860
Overheating a new R120GSW is certainly possible

I just finished a 2500 mile round trip excursion of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia with a guy who had a brand new GSW...and I mean brand new. It pulled out of the dealer's lot with 5 miles on it and off we...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 779
Posted By coach03860
Rough low RPM on US high test gasoline

I have a 2012 R1200GS that I bought new in April 2013 with about 9000 miles on it now. After I took it in for it's 6000 mile service I noticed it ran rough under 3000 RPM much the way the old single...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 28,127
Posted By coach03860
:hmmmmm Hmmmm, I think I better score me one of...

:hmmmmm Hmmmm, I think I better score me one of those last set of Anakee 2's out there as I sure do prefer them over the Tourances...and I've had about 4 sets of Tourances over the years on both my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,520
Posted By coach03860
Thumb Go Ethanol free

I'm lucky enough to have a general store down the road from my house that sells Canadian ethanol free gasoline that's 91 octane for just slightly more than E10 high test, which they also sell...my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 30,308
Posted By coach03860
E15 to E85 coming to a pump near you!

Well it's here at the pump...E15 all the way up to E85. Now what do I do? :baldy

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd500/Coachgb/e5f07c6c-5bcf-48f7-b37b-830132b99316_zps9fe8deb0.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,575
Posted By coach03860
I had a Triumph Tiger Explorer briefly last year...

I had a Triumph Tiger Explorer briefly last year (sold it after 3 months) and the new ride by wire throttle and the massive power available immediately did take some getting use to. Not only was it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,273
Posted By coach03860
Even the coffee??? :*sip* = :yum:

Even the coffee??? :*sip* = :yum:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,839
Posted By coach03860
FWIW...I have the BMW OEM optional Tire Pressure...

FWIW...I have the BMW OEM optional Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPM) on my 2012 GS and am absolutely amazed how accurate it is. After many years on my Triumphs, I'm still totally "anal" about...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,743
Posted By coach03860
FWIW - I just measured it for you. With my 30mm...

FWIW - I just measured it for you. With my 30mm lowered Wilbers suspension and my '12 GS on it's center stand...the distance from the ground to the bottom of my rear tire is 6.5 cm or 2.6 inches. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,743
Posted By coach03860
Hey Ravenslair looking at that picture in your...

Hey Ravenslair looking at that picture in your post #67...My R1200GS has a set of Wilbers that lowered my bike ~25mm (~1") and that photo looks about like the "touch down" angle I have. No changes...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,821
Posted By coach03860
They had a few Demo GSW's outfitted with the new...

They had a few Demo GSW's outfitted with the new lights at Americade last week. I rode two of them (a red and a silver bike on 2 separate days) but of course it was in broad daylight so I have no...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,660
Posted By coach03860
Small AND a bit narrow...I had a pair for one...

Small AND a bit narrow...I had a pair for one season. They were a little tight at first so I hoped with a lot of riding and walking they would stretch out a bit to fit well. They did not even after...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,770
Posted By coach03860
Dooohhhhhhhh, dating myself again...and good one...

Dooohhhhhhhh, dating myself again...and good one mcstark, I should have seen that one coming.

Over and out...............It's been a rough day :baldy
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,770
Posted By coach03860
The change to glass was made by BMW last Fall and...

The change to glass was made by BMW last Fall and is in all 2012 boxer models. Also according to my dealer the glass sight glasses is what dealer's parts departments now sell for all R1200 boxers. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,770
Posted By coach03860
I've removed the plastic sight glasses before but...

I've removed the plastic sight glasses before but apparently getting the glass ones out is a lot more difficult. Here's the PDF the dealer sent me to see if I wanted to tackle it. (The pictures...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,770
Posted By coach03860
Dealer is 100 miles south and these new glass...

Dealer is 100 miles south and these new glass sight glasses supposedly do not come out easily like the old plastic ones did. Dealers have a special tool to extract the broken one. Smashing it out...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,770
Posted By coach03860
OK to ride with cracked oil sight glass???

Has anyone ever ridden with a cracked oil sight glass? My new GLASS sight glass on my 2008 RT (not the old plastic type) has a star burst pattern on it but doesn't leak any oil. I ran the bike for...
Forum: Vendors 10-20-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,481
Posted By coach03860
Group buy list published???

Is there a way to tell where we are on this group buy list? I responded on 9/28/11 but don't know if "I made the cut". Thanks coach:freaky
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,481
Posted By coach03860
“I want in on the Russell Group Buy”

“I want in on the Russell Group Buy”

I have had 2 Russell seats now and really do like them so I'm looking forward to getting another one for my yet to be bought NEW Triumph :D

PM sent...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,754
Posted By coach03860
Arai ++++

Gotta agree with those above that Arai helmets seem to fit me the best, are lighter on your noggin/neck and quieter in your ears. (although I always wear custom ear plugs) I also have a Schuberth...
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