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Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,924
Posted By jdub
So does this one from SW Motech...

So does this one from SW Motech (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-seat-rack-for-bmw-r1200gs-lc-13-14), for about $85 less. I love the one I installed.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 14,986
Posted By jdub
Since this likely was the first time the...

Since this likely was the first time the reservoirs were opened since assembly of the bike, my guess is the reservoirs were (over) serviced from the bleed ports as part of the manufacturing/assembly...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 15,604
Posted By jdub
I figured I'd give these NoNoise plugs a try, and...

I figured I'd give these NoNoise plugs a try, and tried them out yesterday as an alternative to the foam earplugs I've been using forever. The claim of suppressed wind noise while allowing intercom,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By jdub
I changed my '07 GSA's clutch at 136k miles, and...

I changed my '07 GSA's clutch at 136k miles, and it still had some life left (click here for the details) (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23536385&postcount=116). It had definitely gotten...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,282
Posted By jdub
As a follow-up to the headlight protective film,...

As a follow-up to the headlight protective film, I called XPEL and asked if they had a precut item planned for the GSW. I was told no, but she suggested I could just buy some of their product and cut...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By jdub
Never heard that before about Givi cases. The...

Never heard that before about Givi cases. The E36s I had on my Strom took a beating when off-road in Big Bend Nat'l Park and stayed secure. My E46 top case has been many places on many bikes, and has...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By jdub
Just had a discussion about Givi top cases here....

Just had a discussion about Givi top cases here. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1015178) My E46 top case worked great for my wife on my 2007 GSA also (no need for the Givi backrest...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By jdub
I flipped a coin for you. It was heads, so buy...

I flipped a coin for you. It was heads, so buy the 90th anniversary model which also happens to be your color preference. You're welcome.

PS - Hopefully you weren't hurt when the other bike was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By jdub
I've been using cut-up pieces of my dog's old...

I've been using cut-up pieces of my dog's old Frisbee on the GS/GSA spoked wheels because the manufactured rim protectors won't work on the wide rims. This idea of recycling old bicycle tires is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By jdub
mdgs - Did you ever follow through with the...

mdgs - Did you ever follow through with the Altrider skidplate installation? Just wondering about the same compatibility issue you raised.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,282
Posted By jdub
I pulled the lamin-x product out of its package...

I pulled the lamin-x product out of its package yesterday to install and said "they've got to be kidding". I'm sending it back. Unlike the thick XPEL cover I had applied to my '07 R1200GSA, I think a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,282
Posted By jdub
Here's my write-up...

Here's my write-up (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=25064945&postcount=29) on the Givi QD racks. They fit close to the bike. On the right side picture if you see the tab at the muffler,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By jdub
Adding to my earlier post, here's a picture of...

Adding to my earlier post, here's a picture of the veteran E46 top case on my bike.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/jweicht/SAM_1255_zpse648af8d.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By jdub
I've used the same Givi E46 top case on my last...

I've used the same Givi E46 top case on my last six bikes, only attached when commuting (keeps the bike narrow) and when my wife rides with me so she has a backrest. I installed the Givi aluminum...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By jdub
GS911 isn't necessary for TB sync, and I'm not...

GS911 isn't necessary for TB sync, and I'm not even sure you can do it with a GS911. Maybe you mean a Twin-Max? Much cheaper and easier to just build yourself a manometer with some clear tubing and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 526
Posted By jdub
A link to my post is here (#116 on p. 8 of the...

A link to my post is here (#116 on p. 8 of the thread) (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655998&page=8) about the details when I replaced my '07 GSA's clutch in February.

I used...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,100
Posted By jdub
I've put just over 3,000 miles in three weeks on...

I've put just over 3,000 miles in three weeks on my 2014 GS, with my wife and I just back from a trip to north Georgia on it that included quality time on lots of twisty mountain roads plus...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By jdub
Wow, sorry I steered you so wrong Phil. I bought...

Wow, sorry I steered you so wrong Phil. I bought my stuff from them four or five years ago with no issues, but sounds like things have changed drastically since then.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By jdub
Here:...

Here: http://store.bobsbmw.com/microfiche/BrowseSeries.aspx

or here: https://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 740
Posted By jdub
I used the VVME...

I used the VVME (http://www.vvme.com/hid-headlights/single-beam-hid-conversion-kit/h7-hid-conversion-kit/digital-slim-h7-hid-conversion-kit) HID 4300K 35 watt kit in my 2007 GSA for about 110k miles,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,270
Posted By jdub
Givi Racks

Finally found time yesterday to install the Givi QD pannier racks on my 2014 GSW, and I'm very pleased with them. I really lucked out buying these from Revzilla, as someone had just returned them...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By jdub
Congrats!

Congrats!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,575
Posted By jdub
Total agreement with posts # 2, 3 and 5. I ride...

Total agreement with posts # 2, 3 and 5. I ride extensively at night for my work commute (leave the house at 4 am), and as soon as I pulled out of my driveway last week (first commute on my new-to-me...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,411
Posted By jdub
SOG - Your user title says it all. :lol3 The...

SOG - Your user title says it all. :lol3

The rest of us need to take bets, and using round numbers I'll bet you'll torch it within 1,267.6 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,271
Posted By jdub
Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone. The...

Thanks for all of the well wishes everyone. The new bike is superb, and the wife and I are already planning a trip to Labrador & Newfoundland on it next year.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,271
Posted By jdub
def - I trust you're not taking that whole...

def - I trust you're not taking that whole "respect for the truthful word" thing too literally. Entertaining as it was to read, your admissions about your actual vs posted speeds might get you into...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,271
Posted By jdub
Once I get everything cleaned up and pictures...

Once I get everything cleaned up and pictures taken, hopefully tonight or tomorrow I'll be posting:

OEM aluminum panniers, OEM panniers racks, Elka front & rear shocks, Meier rear inner fender/mud...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,271
Posted By jdub
I'm almost equidistant from four BMW dealers...

I'm almost equidistant from four BMW dealers (Battley, Bob's, Trans-Am and Velocity Cycles), and I picked the new GS up from Velocity Cycles in Mechanicsburg. Pickings were getting very slim this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,271
Posted By jdub
I respect nothing as much as the honestly spoken...

I respect nothing as much as the honestly spoken and truthful word. But I did comb my hair for that picture.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,271
Posted By jdub
As the saying goes, all good things must end. ...

As the saying goes, all good things must end.

The allure and pull of the Wasser Boxers was just too strong, and today I picked up my new 2014 R1200GSW.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,448
Posted By jdub
Interesting. I tried only one set of K60s on my...

Interesting. I tried only one set of K60s on my R1200GSA, and they felt surprisingly stable when I crossed a mile-long steel grate bridge in Montreal. By comparison, my buddy on his R1150GSA w/...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,270
Posted By jdub
I'll be picking up my new 2014 GSW on Friday, and...

I'll be picking up my new 2014 GSW on Friday, and this is exactly the type direction I had in mind since I have no more interest in hard bags for this type bike (almost broke my ankle under a hard...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,011
Posted By jdub
You've got me beat! My '07 GSA once took 9.05...

You've got me beat! My '07 GSA once took 9.05 gallons with 7 miles of range remaining on the computer, and I had 435 miles on that tankful (commuting, where I always get the best mileage of ~ 49 mpg).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 639
Posted By jdub
My '07 GSA is the same. The oil level sensor must...

My '07 GSA is the same. The oil level sensor must be towards the rear of the sump, so when the bike is facing downhill at idle the sensor gives you the "Check Oil" message. Next stop on level ground,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By jdub
None required with the VVME kit I installed.

None required with the VVME kit I installed.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By jdub
+1, also changed is the handlebar height with...

+1, also changed is the handlebar height with relation to your seating position. I installed Rox Risers after I bought my '07 GSA for a more comfy ride when seated, but then I replaced the taller GSA...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,726
Posted By jdub
+1 on HID conversion. Several of them out there,...

+1 on HID conversion. Several of them out there, but I installed the VVME...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,911
Posted By jdub
I agree with simoneau, although compared to his...

I agree with simoneau, although compared to his bike my 2007 GSA is just getting broken in at 145k miles. :D My bike's full maintenance history is in the link below, and except for one leaking...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,158
Posted By jdub
And it stays good. The first time mine took a nap...

And it stays good. The first time mine took a nap with their covers installed, the one that contacted the ground shattered into many pieces. I was not impressed, and when I called them up their...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By jdub
Note that these are actually two different tank...

Note that these are actually two different tank bags pictured above, and I've owned both. They both mount the same, are fully waterproof and work very well, but the one shown on the 2007 is much...
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