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Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By TxTraveler
The Ztechnic was way too noisy for me (even with...

The Ztechnic was way too noisy for me (even with earplugs). Much more noise than the stock windscreen. I added the winglets and that help considerably, but I still wasn't satistified.

Ultimately,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,777
Posted By TxTraveler
I used the Eurotech LED unit of my 12gs for a...

I used the Eurotech LED unit of my 12gs for a couple of months before I ditched it. It would throw an occasional bulb out fault that was irritating (maybe 1 out of 10 rides the fault would show up). ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 923
Posted By TxTraveler
Don't mount the winglets too far forward - or the...

Don't mount the winglets too far forward - or the Givi screen will rub the winglets (I had plenty of room with the stock screen, but the Givi comes awfully close to the winglets).

There is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2006, 04:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 586
Posted By TxTraveler
Nippy Normans makes an LED rear turn signal kit...

Nippy Normans makes an LED rear turn signal kit with integrated rear brake light LEDs that does what you are looking for. I have no experience with the LED lights, but have had good luck ordering...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2006, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,626
Posted By TxTraveler
Devil Dog - thanks for the info. I also tend to...

Devil Dog - thanks for the info. I also tend to prefer the look of the Adv. pegs over the fastways. Could you post the part numbers (pegs & springs)? Thanks

Gadgetboy - I thought KLRs came with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2006, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4,772
Views: 308,484
Posted By TxTraveler
This thread ought to die but I thought the...

This thread ought to die but I thought the parallels between my German built car and motorcycle were worth sharing.

My car is a 2004 Mercedes E320 (a piece of junk, but that is another story)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2006, 06:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By TxTraveler
The PIAA 510 lights with the 35=60w bulbs come...

The PIAA 510 lights with the 35=60w bulbs come with the the "ATP" or all-terrain pattern lens. Basically, a broader bottom-weighted light pattern.

The PIAA 510 lights with the 55=85w bulbs are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By TxTraveler
Thanks for the quick replies. The cap might not...

Thanks for the quick replies. The cap might not have been tightened as much as it should have been - I just picked it up from service on Saturday.

I'll try cleaning the o-ring and the threads of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2006, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By TxTraveler
Am I missing an oil filler cap o-ring?

My R1200gs has recently developed a problem with oil leaking out around the oil filler cap (enough of a leak to make a mess of my left pants leg and boot). I can see there is an o-ring in the valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By TxTraveler
I checked mine several months ago and also found...

I checked mine several months ago and also found a couple of bolts were fairly loose. However, I'm not sure loctite and paint marks will help. I think it is the aluminum alloy yoke "relaxing" with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1,493
Views: 605,967
Posted By TxTraveler
Results of my windshield experiments . . .

I figured that it was about time that I add my $.02 worth to this thread. Hopefully someone can benefit from my windshield trials and tribulations. My main complaint about the original R1200GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2006, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,760
Posted By TxTraveler
GeorgeGS - I think Gadget Boy is correct, try the...

GeorgeGS - I think Gadget Boy is correct, try the winglets first. I'll even suggest going back to the stock screen and winglets. Given your size, it will probably ge a good combination.

If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,058
Posted By TxTraveler
You are probably not imagining the benefit of the...

You are probably not imagining the benefit of the tankbag on the GS's airflow. I have noticed the same effect on my Duc ST3 when I use a tankbag, but I really haven't noticed any benefit on the GS...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,132
Posted By TxTraveler
For my Alaska trip, I used Aerostich Darien...

For my Alaska trip, I used Aerostich Darien overpants and a Tourmaster Advanced Jacket.

The Darien overpants were absolutely great - money well spent, highly recommended.

The Tourmaster...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,935
Posted By TxTraveler
Reporting final drive failures

First of all, I love my GS! But, it seems like every 10th tread on GSpot is about a final drive failure. Just today, someone posted a picture of one on fire:huh ! There is even a poll a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2006, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By TxTraveler
Any adverse effect on the ABS system? +2 on...

Any adverse effect on the ABS system?

+2 on the looks
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2006, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By TxTraveler
There isn't much around the Medical Center....

There isn't much around the Medical Center. You'll need the rental car to get to any of these places:

Cycle Gear is probably the closest accessory shop (10900 Gulf Freeway, Suite C) - they are a...
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,217
Posted By TxTraveler
I went with the GMT moto light bar from...

I went with the GMT moto light bar from Adventurersworkshop. It is a great setup and looks like it belongs on the bike. http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/gmtmoto.htm


I used the PIAA relay and...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,066
Posted By TxTraveler
I picked up one a couple of months ago and used...

I picked up one a couple of months ago and used it for a trip to Colorado. Overall I was very pleased with the jacket.

Pros: Great fit (especially for my long arms), doesn't feel bulky, very...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,217
Posted By TxTraveler
I'm running the 510 ATPs on my GS. Since I use...

I'm running the 510 ATPs on my GS. Since I use them as daylight running lights and to supplement my low beam at night, I have them aimed fairly low (roughly at the same level as the GS's low beam). ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2006, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,462
Posted By TxTraveler
Oil consumption rates varied greatly on my '04...

Oil consumption rates varied greatly on my '04 r1150rt. If I was dronning down the road turning the engine at constant rpm my oil consumption would be as much as 1/2 a liter in 250 miles. On trips...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,314
Posted By TxTraveler
Three of my riding buddies have FJRs (two are...

Three of my riding buddies have FJRs (two are 2005 models, one has a new 2006). Yes, heat is noticible on the 2005 models - but not a deal killer in my opinion, especially with the insulation mods....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By TxTraveler
I got the same letter today. Best I can tell it...

I got the same letter today. Best I can tell it is the same issue & remedy as the prior campaign for the ABS sensor cable.

My guess - I suspect it is just some sort of formality, and extends the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By TxTraveler
A good auto detailer can work miracles. Get in...

A good auto detailer can work miracles. Get in touch with your local Mercedes, Lexus, or BMW auto dealer and find who they use for the really tough jobs.

Auto detailers work on the same finishes...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By TxTraveler
I pulled my handguards off this past weekend...

I pulled my handguards off this past weekend (trying to get a bit more airflow for summer riding).

You should not need an extra bushing. When you removed the handguard you should have also...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-15-2006, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 906
Posted By TxTraveler
Montrose Colorado: Be sure to stay at the Canyon...

Montrose Colorado: Be sure to stay at the Canyon Trails Inn. I stayed there for a few nights last month. It is an older motel, but has recently been refurbished. It is spotless, and very reasonably...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 24,886
Posted By TxTraveler
The position of the knee armor in the VM pants is...

The position of the knee armor in the VM pants is adjustable (3 positions). The armor stays in place (covering the knees) while riding, but is not obtrusive when off the bike walking around.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By TxTraveler
I investigated added a fan to my 04 R1150RT a...

I investigated added a fan to my 04 R1150RT a couple of years ago, but never got around to fooling with it. I've never seen a fan for a GS but the one from the 1150RT police bikes MIGHT work with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2006, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,688
Posted By TxTraveler
Jim, I like the looks of your screen and am...

Jim,

I like the looks of your screen and am seriously thinking about doing the same to mine. You mentioned that you still had some turbulence at speeds north of 60mph. Do you think that removing...
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By TxTraveler
One of my riding buddies hit a similar edge trap...

One of my riding buddies hit a similar edge trap rounding a curve last month. The road had about a 3" drop off where the pavement had subsided. I was following him and saw the whole thing - I was...
Forum: Vendors 06-02-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 53,968
Posted By TxTraveler
Just wanted to add my own AnnieGS experience to...

Just wanted to add my own AnnieGS experience to the record. I recently arranged for Annie to make some changes to my tankbag's map pocket. Basically, it just needed to have the velcro fasteners...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2006, 07:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,877
Posted By TxTraveler
+1 for the Tourmaster Intake It comes with...

+1 for the Tourmaster Intake

It comes with 2 liners: wind/waterproof liner and a thermal liner.

I previously had the Firstgear Meshtex II jacket. The Tourmaster IMHO is better looking, has...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 959
Posted By TxTraveler
I've owned my Venting Machine pants for a little...

I've owned my Venting Machine pants for a little over a year and they are my preferred riding pants. Excellent equipment: sturdy materials, functional armor, and a very comfortable fit. (available in...
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