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Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,989
Posted By paladinwest
I have a 2008 R1200GSA that during it's life has...

I have a 2008 R1200GSA that during it's life has run one set of Karoo T's, one set of Continental Trail Attacks (Two rears) and two sets of Michelin Anakee 2's and now a set of Anakee 3's with about...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By paladinwest
So, to restate, you are blasé about LED's and you...

So, to restate, you are blasé about LED's and you feel that incandescent (heated filament) bulbs are passé.:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,006
Posted By paladinwest
This is, of course, the internet so millions of...

This is, of course, the internet so millions of people have heard of/read of things but very few people have actually seen those things.

The ADV panniers are aluminum with steel latching hardware...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By paladinwest
No. not without a lot of duct tape.

No. not without a lot of duct tape.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,018,576
Posted By paladinwest
I have a R1200GSA and an HP2 Sport, neither burns...

I have a R1200GSA and an HP2 Sport, neither burns any measurable amount of oil. The HP2 was raced for half it's life (before I got it) and it shows no change in oil level in the 4-5000 kms that I put...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,723
Posted By paladinwest
Here is a link to the schematic for the...

Here is a link to the schematic for the diagnostic plug - see P13 of 14
http://www.r1200gs.info/R1200GS-WD2.pdf
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,018,576
Posted By paladinwest
The camheads moved the location of the oil fill...

The camheads moved the location of the oil fill to the right head cover but left the oil sight glass on the left.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,563
Posted By paladinwest
The John Deere supplied ones used to be...

The John Deere supplied ones used to be considerably cheaper than the BMW supplied plugs but the quality was also considerably poorer. The ones I have purchased recently are much more expensive than...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,789
Posted By paladinwest
I use them as well with exactly the same result....

I use them as well with exactly the same result. They are an H9 burner on a H7 frame. They put out considerably more light than a +30 H7 and last much longer. I think that they are spec'ed at 2100...
Forum: Canada 09-05-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By paladinwest
Must be a new thing, I ride through there every...

Must be a new thing, I ride through there every summer at least once and this is the first time that I have seen them water the deck.
Forum: Canada 08-28-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,024
Posted By paladinwest
As of last weekend the road was just fine, rough...

As of last weekend the road was just fine, rough in spots but no mare than normal. Ferries seem to have a new procedure, they hose the deck down before they load, not sure why but it kept me alert...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By paladinwest
Doesn't seem like the correct rubber, I think...

Doesn't seem like the correct rubber, I think that it should be a 120/70 ZR 17 on the front and a 160/60 ZR 18 on the rear. I would think that a rear wheel from a later K1200 (brick) would get you a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,254
Posted By paladinwest
The fuel pump controller was replaced on my 2008...

The fuel pump controller was replaced on my 2008 GSA by the dealer more than a year ago as part of the service bulletin/recall process. Don't know if this was only carried out on a specific group of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By paladinwest
Yes, no, maybe. Ask any forum member or dealer...

Yes, no, maybe. Ask any forum member or dealer and you will probably get one of those answers.
In addition to the sensors mounted in the wheels (part of the valve) you need a black box (located...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,896
Posted By paladinwest
Sometimes you get screwed by UPS even if you have...

Sometimes you get screwed by UPS even if you have no control over how the package is shipped. Case in point, I had some warranty work done on a helmet and the company shipped it back to me UPS...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By paladinwest
I had one new in 1978, kept it for four years and...

I had one new in 1978, kept it for four years and a multitude of trips to the dealer (and one big one to Yamaha Canada). I still have the hinged Yamaha factory rear rack for it. If anyone is...
Forum: Canada 06-03-2011, 05:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,847
Posted By paladinwest
I have spent a lot of time on the KVR over the...

I have spent a lot of time on the KVR over the last 15 years or so, that includes mountain bike, skis, on foot and K100RS and R100GS PD. Mostly west of Midway so the information here is based on that...
Forum: Canada 04-30-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,183
Posted By paladinwest
Grand Opening

Just got back from the Grand Opening party. It was well done and there was a great turnout. It was good to see all the "old" staff. Everyone was very positive and happy to be back. It's great to have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2011, 09:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By paladinwest
If it is the BMW factory unit the battery is...

If it is the BMW factory unit the battery is built into the sender unit (valve body), it is not replaceable. You need to change the whole sender.
Forum: Canada 04-13-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,791
Posted By paladinwest
Try KMS Tools, I think they opened a store in...

Try KMS Tools, I think they opened a store in Calgary.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,331
Posted By paladinwest
This is not exactly the same but involves...

This is not exactly the same but involves replacing the same module.
Here is my experience with adding a DWA (theft alarm) to a 2008 GSA. The DWA and the RDC (tire pressure monitor) are in the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,899
Posted By paladinwest
Heated Grip Problem

I had a problem with the heated grips on my 2008 GSA. When I picked the bike up from the dealer brand new they wheeled it out of the shop with the grips on (it was a cool day) and I rode part of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 599
Posted By paladinwest
Really, air??? where is the little compressor...

Really, air??? where is the little compressor hiding?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By paladinwest
I agree with you, the set of bags on my R100GSPD...

I agree with you, the set of bags on my R100GSPD managed a trip or two to the arctic circle and back with no problems and so when I got my R1200 GSA I looked at mounting them on that bike. The plan...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,183
Posted By paladinwest
No, Scott Bentley is selling BMW, Ducati and...

No, Scott Bentley is selling BMW, Ducati and Triumph motorcycles.
Forum: Canada 02-18-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,183
Posted By paladinwest
Good News

This is good news, looking forward to the riding season and Bentley Motorrad's Grand Opening.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,426
Posted By paladinwest
I have had one set of Karoo T's, two sets of...

I have had one set of Karoo T's, two sets of Trail Attacks and now have a set of Anakee II's on my 2008 GSA. On asphalt the Trail Attacks were a little easier to push hard in the corners. It took me...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 21,353
Posted By paladinwest
Your Gs911 has a display? You must have a...

Your Gs911 has a display? You must have a different model than the one that I have.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2011, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By paladinwest
Next time don't take the screw out, just unhook...

Next time don't take the screw out, just unhook the other end of the bail from its hook (one for each side of the bail) and pivot it out of the way. It's a no tools bulb replacement system.
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By paladinwest
I agree, I have a lot of seat time on a K100RS...

I agree, I have a lot of seat time on a K100RS and while it does have some vibration around 3600 to 3900 RPM it's not that bad. Every K1100 that I have ridden is much smoother in that RPM range. I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2011, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By paladinwest
He was living in a suite that was attached to a...

He was living in a suite that was attached to a high end body shop in Vancouver (whenever I was there they had millions of dollars worth of Porsches, Ferraris, etc in various stages of repair). He...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By paladinwest
Unfortunately Max and Rastus (the cat who had...

Unfortunately Max and Rastus (the cat who had more bike time than a lot of riders) did not survive the encounter. Max was a unique, talented individual who lived life on his terms. The world could...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2011, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By paladinwest
K75RRS Left Side View

Left Side with real muffler.
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By paladinwest
That one is nice as well, contrary to a previous...

That one is nice as well, contrary to a previous poster I think the RRS fairing on a K75 looks very nice and is certainly unique. My hands on experience with my friend's bike was that it not only...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By paladinwest
It isn't the real exhaust (that's still on the...

It isn't the real exhaust (that's still on the left). My friend Max (who built the bike) had a vision of how the bike should be (an R-RS with a K75 engine) so he felt that it needed the twin pipes to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By paladinwest
K75RRS Side View

Another View
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,238
Posted By paladinwest
Is this what you have in mind?

Is this what you have in mind?
Forum: Canada 12-03-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,549
Posted By paladinwest
Just got this email: Welcome Schuberth Fans!...

Just got this email:

Welcome Schuberth Fans!


Thank you for signing up for our Schuberth North America Newsletter – we are excited to bring you these important updates on our progress kicking...
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,339
Posted By paladinwest
Actually the side cases will make it to the...

Actually the side cases will make it to the Arctic Circle and back with no problems, plus another 140,000 kms. The bags will also stand up to being hit from behind by 1998 Chev pickup (you have to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2010, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,078
Posted By paladinwest
Double WOW

You are aware that "those guys" are generally getting the work done for free under warranty so I doubt that they feel "hosed".
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