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Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,565
Posted By GP1200
Most bikes have a power to weight ratio superior...

Most bikes have a power to weight ratio superior to the fastest super cars made .Not sure how aggressive a rider you are to worry about passing power but I've had both a Camhead and a GSA Lc and the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 33,368
Posted By GP1200
He's implying the final drive and shaft u-joints...

He's implying the final drive and shaft u-joints fail as did the previous generations. Only time will tell.
The only thing i see as a problem on the S 1000XR is the seat but hopefully Sargent or...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By GP1200
I had a Boosterplug and it made very little...

I had a Boosterplug and it made very little difference on my 2010 GSA . Not worth $ 150 IMO.
K&N will give you zero performance gain. Keep your bike stock and take the $ 200 you saved and ride more !
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By GP1200
I have been tempted many times to do this as the...

I have been tempted many times to do this as the stock one is silly. Just be prepared to replace the Stebel often. Read the reviews online and the biggest fault is it's reliability.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By GP1200
Your dealer will dictate what they want to give...

Your dealer will dictate what they want to give you. My experience is they want to get rid of used bikes quickly so in turn they'll low ball you. The only power you have is to threaten to go...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By GP1200
Thats typical BMW motorrad service. Guess,...

Thats typical BMW motorrad service. Guess, replace, rinse and repeat. Send an email to Germany, replace, rinse and repeat. Scratch head and bum and tell you they're working on it. I bet no loaner...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,403
Posted By GP1200
Just curious if you've had a tank bag before ? I...

Just curious if you've had a tank bag before ? I had one on my old GSA and was happy to get rid of it. They're cumbersome with the straps and having to remove them for filling gas . Last but not...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By GP1200
I have a Dowco Guardian EZ Zip Motorcycle Cover...

I have a Dowco Guardian EZ Zip Motorcycle Cover XX-Large . It's big enough for Jesse bags and topbox, is good quality and reasonable on Ebay.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,420
Posted By GP1200
Krime, I see you're from the big smoke. The...

Krime, I see you're from the big smoke. The Toronto winter 2 years ago was great for biking. Last year would have been suicidal. My 2010 was out all winter one year and the bolts and anything near...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By GP1200
I don't expect them to last forever. Lets look...

I don't expect them to last forever.
Lets look at some numbers. Here in the great white north you had to buy a package that included ESA. I think it was around $ 2000. When it comes time to replace...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By GP1200
Just telling my story. You don't have to believe...

Just telling my story. You don't have to believe it or agree.

Caring and sharing, Jimmy. Just like you, caring and sharing with your useful and thoughtful commentaries. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By GP1200
Good for your friends ! Ask them how they feel...

Good for your friends ! Ask them how they feel when they have to replace them .
There are time limits on warranties too......
Unless you have a warranty that's 36,000 miles to infinity ?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,943
Posted By GP1200
Right on brother. The aftermarket industry loves...

Right on brother. The aftermarket industry loves to prey on our paranoia of the potential things that could happen . The actual chances are slim to none.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By GP1200
Indeed. Software is not the issue in the future....

Indeed. Software is not the issue in the future. Its those extremely expensive shocks that will explode one day with a huge gush of oil and dollar signs lighting up your eyes. I have several...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By GP1200
what do you mean by "clip" ? The socket that...

what do you mean by "clip" ? The socket that plugs into the bulb ? Picture ?
Call Clearwater LED they make harnesses for the GSA . They might help you out if you mention you're on ADVrider and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,096
Posted By GP1200
Laugh My suspension is stock. What you don't have, you...

My suspension is stock. What you don't have, you don't miss. I had it on an RT and K1300 that were a total waste with very little noticeable change between modes. We are all spoiled these days with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By GP1200
I guess they figure that the bikes have just come...

I guess they figure that the bikes have just come out and most guys will hold onto their stock setup for now so they'll delay producing them until they feel a good number have at least 20,000 km and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,231
Posted By GP1200
I put on a shifter extension and i pull the...

I put on a shifter extension and i pull the clutch in very slightly and it minimizes the clunkiness.
I have to agree with you though, BMW should improve the shifting on a new gen bike, not have it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By GP1200
Bored with the bike already ? 0-60 in about 3.8...

Bored with the bike already ? 0-60 in about 3.8 seconds not good enough ? So much power that the stability control software has to smack down wheelies in just about every gear ? Sorry dude, I just...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,870
Posted By GP1200
Whoa !!! Easy on the caffeine there man. You're...

Whoa !!! Easy on the caffeine there man. You're rambling.

Seriously, I didn't think twice about getting the GSALC as the extra tank capacity is priceless for a guy who hates stopping at gas...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,524
Posted By GP1200
Oh man, I'm sure the OP regrets posting this...

Oh man, I'm sure the OP regrets posting this thread . LOL

Be a man and do your own oil changes , including the FD oil.

Only bring the bike in if you're stumped. If the computer doesn't tell...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By GP1200
New GSA has much better seat, better power,...

New GSA has much better seat, better power, better windshield, better fuel management system ( no more throttle syncs required ,ride by wire) , no knocking and pinging, no coughing or stalling when...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,731
Posted By GP1200
My first GSA was fully farkled and modified . It...

My first GSA was fully farkled and modified . It made no difference in my enjoyment of the bike. My 2014 has Clearwater lights, P3 lights in the back and Jesse bags. Extra lights are mandatory IMO....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,671
Posted By GP1200
Totally agree with you. I've yet to see an HID...

Totally agree with you. I've yet to see an HID that doesn't scatter the light all over the place and is not completely blinding and irritating at night. There's a reason the halogens are the way they...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 421,611
Posted By GP1200
Regarding shifting on the new wet clutch, I found...

Regarding shifting on the new wet clutch, I found a shifter extension to make a huge difference in shift reliability and accuracy. Not the arm , but the peg extension. The tiny little rubber peg nub...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By GP1200
The method to work around it is to get it...

The method to work around it is to get it replaced under warranty. Mine has no lag whatsoever. Only issue it sounds like the Roadrunner on helium. I'm considering a Wolo or Stebel.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,415
Posted By GP1200
Mine resumes every time so far. Decreases and...

Mine resumes every time so far. Decreases and increases speed without a glitch too.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By GP1200
Exactly why the new 2013's + and 2014's + GSA are...

Exactly why the new 2013's + and 2014's + GSA are redesigned. Putting a metal rod across and above the battery terminals was just asking for trouble. I'm amazed that design wasn't rejected by some...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By GP1200
heh heh. I read the whole post (kind...

heh heh. I read the whole post (kind gentleman), thanks. The vendor was well aware I had the old harness and did not offer bubkas . Anyways, it has been clarified.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By GP1200
I moved my Kristas from my 2010 to my 2014 GSA. I...

I moved my Kristas from my 2010 to my 2014 GSA. I got a new harness and can opener for the new bike for the tidy sum of $150 , not $0 . Does he have a wheel in his office that he throws darts at to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,342
Posted By GP1200
I've owned both . The Advdesign ones are actually...

I've owned both . The Advdesign ones are actually MFW Verholen pegs. Too small for my size 12's and not all that comfortable . Sold them after one season.
Nothing compares to the Ilium works...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,170
Posted By GP1200
First time looking at this thread. Has the OP...

First time looking at this thread. Has the OP gone to a motorcycle show lately ?
I sat on each and every enduro and enduro wanna be and let me tell you there are a lot of cheap looking bikes out...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,573
Posted By GP1200
Can't say that's ever happened to me. Purposely...

Can't say that's ever happened to me. Purposely cutting off a motorcycle is kind of illegal and dangerous. A car can be used as a weapon. If someone did that to me I'd casually scrape by him and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,573
Posted By GP1200
I don't understand how bright lights will confuse...

I don't understand how bright lights will confuse and make the caged drive aggressively ? Does that mean they'll try to hit you?
I noticed an immediate increase in attention from cagers when I put...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,990
Posted By GP1200
True for the models that have waiting lists. Not...

True for the models that have waiting lists. Not true for all the models. You can buy a California any time you like.
Porsche is much better value . You can actually park them on the street without...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,081
Posted By GP1200
I would best describe the throttle on most modern...

I would best describe the throttle on most modern BMW's as "chugging" You know when a train starts off in the station and it's bouncing back and forth ever so slightly. It's been on all my 6 bikes to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By GP1200
haha. So true. When they say that translation is...

haha. So true. When they say that translation is "please get out of my dealership, I don't want to deal with difficult warranty issues" I have been told by former Motorrad employees that head office...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,329
Posted By GP1200
+1. Other accessory companies should strive to be...

+1. Other accessory companies should strive to be as good as Clearwater. You can always reach someone and they respond promptly, even after hours. I'm happy to pay more for that kind of service and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 236,913
Posted By GP1200
Well, you voted with your feet and wallet . The...

Well, you voted with your feet and wallet . The worst thing a company can do is ignore someone. And look, they lost the opportunity to sell you a replacement set. Hoping someone will go away by...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 236,913
Posted By GP1200
"A little update on this. Long story short I...

"A little update on this. Long story short I wrecked the bike. During the wreck the bags came back in contact with the final drive and/or more damage from rocks/ trees causing even more damage. I am...
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