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Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,959
Posted By JohnWa
Warranty paid 100%, which made it even sweeter! ...

Warranty paid 100%, which made it even sweeter!

They did have to order the right side grip from Germany, so it took about a week to get here. The left they had in stock.

I made sure they had...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,959
Posted By JohnWa
Had my dealer install the part number grips that...

Had my dealer install the part number grips that Bikerboy108 had put on Saturday. Rode into work today, 34F outside, and now know how heated grips are supposed to work! I had on my BMW Motorsports...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,959
Posted By JohnWa
Your post is what I based my call on today, but...

Your post is what I based my call on today, but wanted to see what they recommended before I pulled out your tests and subsequent repair in my next conversation with them.

Thanks for posting this...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,959
Posted By JohnWa
Just spoke with my dealer, 225 miles away, about...

Just spoke with my dealer, 225 miles away, about how my heated grips on my '14 GSA are inadequate for cold weather riding. Froze my hands a couple of weeks ago on a 50 mile ride and need to figure...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By JohnWa
:clap Thanks for the replies! Ordering today!

:clap

Thanks for the replies! Ordering today!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 600
Posted By JohnWa
MachineArtMoto Avant front fender extender

I was wondering if anyone has used MachineArtMotos Avant front fender extender on a 2014 GSA with the AltRider skid plate?

I'd be interested in ANY formed, plastic extender that would work with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By JohnWa
I chose the Altrider lexan guard. Very nice...

I chose the Altrider lexan guard. Very nice fitting piece. Looks like it belongs on the bike. Plus, I like how you can easily pop it out for cleaning or replace it with the metal one, if desired, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,698
Posted By JohnWa
I just installed the skid plate over the weekend...

I just installed the skid plate over the weekend and put on each bracket separately. It worked like a champ! No misalignment issues. (I'm terrible at following instructions.) :lol3 As far as the...
Forum: Americas 07-20-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 697
Posted By JohnWa
If all goes as planned, in 354 days that's where...

If all goes as planned, in 354 days that's where I'll be as well. I've been talking about it for a couple years, and officially started planning for it this week. Can't wait!

Ride safe! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By JohnWa
Thanks Kurt. Now that I see it from that angle,...

Thanks Kurt. Now that I see it from that angle, it makes sense. I didn't look too hard at mine the other day when I fitted them, as I thought the locks would be here in time.

Maybe if I used some...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By JohnWa
The other set would be an option, but mine is a...

The other set would be an option, but mine is a '14.

I'll have to put them on and experiment with a few of these ideas tonight after work. I just want something in place since I'm sure the locks...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By JohnWa
Securing panniers - no locks yet!

Well, put me on the list of those waiting for locks for my panniers for my new GSA. Ordered July 3rd, ETA: who knows...

I'm taking a trip at the end of the month and will have to secure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,129
Posted By JohnWa
I've owned a lot of bikes as well, and this LED...

I've owned a lot of bikes as well, and this LED is the best light on any of them. It makes the green and white or blue and white state highway signs just "glow" at night. Remarkable lighting when...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 386,921
Posted By JohnWa
Got mine too!

Like night and day when compared to my 07 GS. I couldn't be happier! :clap

http://http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n173/johnny6rkc/2014%20GSA/6822d8c540aec7da9be31c85549f9ebe.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 737
Posted By JohnWa
Ordered mine April 19. Was told at that time an...

Ordered mine April 19. Was told at that time an ETA of around June 10. Built on May 23. The boat landed in the States June 12.

June 28 today...still waiting. :huh

Called the dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnWa
The best I could get was to have my dealer match...

The best I could get was to have my dealer match the price of Max BMW after taxes. Since I wouldn't have to pay tax through Max (out of state), it ended up to be about 10%, since they are a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By JohnWa
Sounds cool! Can't wait for mine! Just ordered...

Sounds cool! Can't wait for mine! Just ordered it's twin on Saturday. Was told it would be 45-50 days. :cry Oh well, gives me time to sell my 07 GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By JohnWa
Mine were pretty gritty when I first got my GS,...

Mine were pretty gritty when I first got my GS, so I took them completely apart and washed them. While reassembling, i coated the parts with silicone spray and with over a year on them now, they...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,748
Posted By JohnWa
I've used this one ...

I've used this one
http://www.amazon.com/Tbags-Expandable-Roll-Bag-TBU210A/dp/B0022YNFOU
for years on various bikes and it has held up well. Has a rain cover included in one of the small pockets...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,095
Posted By JohnWa
Agreed

I agree with FotoTEX - the best pie I ever had was at the Rustic Inn. I grew up on the north shore and even washed dishes at the Rustic Inn one summer when I was a kid.
Going to head back to my...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,885
Posted By JohnWa
Darien

I have the Darien and without the liner in and all the vents open, it is fine up to 90 F, as long as you are moving. When stopped, even at a light, it does get hot though. With the Kanetsu...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,291
Posted By JohnWa
Sidi Boots

I've had my Sidi Adventure GoreTex for about a month now and can say that these are the best boots I have ever owned. They are more comfortable than my tennis shoes. They have been tested, and are...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,687
Posted By JohnWa
Mine looks just like the one online and it's...

Mine looks just like the one online and it's about 5 months old. What do you want pics of?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,769
Posted By JohnWa
I went from a Fat Boy to a Road King Classic to a...

I went from a Fat Boy to a Road King Classic to a Street Glide and now to my current 07 GS. I notice that I ride A LOT more than I ever did on the Harleys. Cold, rain, whatever! Doesn't seem like...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,289
Posted By JohnWa
My Torca clamp holding the muffler was turned...

My Torca clamp holding the muffler was turned just enough so it was hitting on the center stand and banging like that. A quick adjustment took care of my rattle. Might be worth checking?
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
Posted By JohnWa
Possibly

If I'm not mistaken, the medium and large size helmets do use the the same size shell, but different liners, so I suspect is it possible to buy the larger size. I'm not sure if the harder foam is...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,448
Posted By JohnWa
I was able to get $10 off each $100 gift...

I was able to get $10 off each $100 gift certificate purchased over Christmas so it was 10% off. Then I went there and got another 10% off. It was a sweet deal!! Bought the Darien Jacket, Kanetsu...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,231
Posted By JohnWa
My Darien Pants I just bought a couple of weeks...

My Darien Pants I just bought a couple of weeks ago do have the adjustable armor in the knee area via Velcro. I used their online sizing service when I bought the pants and they fit well. I almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By JohnWa
Thanks. Looks like I can assume it's 1/2 worn...

Thanks. Looks like I can assume it's 1/2 worn then.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By JohnWa
Tourance tread depth

Quick question: what does the tread depth measure on the rear of a new Tourance in a 150/70R17?

I bought the bike used and it's at about 4mm or 5/32"; really worn flat down the center.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,783
Posted By JohnWa
Car Dealer

My local Honda car dealer had it in stock! I figured I'd call them on a whim since I had a part number.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By JohnWa
Thanks for the info! Been wondering what to do...

Thanks for the info! Been wondering what to do with mine too. My clip broke and I had been having trouble finding that part too!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,994
Posted By JohnWa
39 Started when I was about 8 on a Honda...

39

Started when I was about 8 on a Honda CT70. Been on two wheels every year since; from dirt bikes to Harleys. Just picked up my 12GS in September.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,642
Posted By JohnWa
Manometer sync of TBs

Hi everyone. Well after much debate I purchased the 07 1200GS and I couldn't be happier. My first BMW, and after having it for a week, I can say will be the first many. I really enjoy this bike.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By JohnWa
I have not purchased the bike yet and did not ask...

I have not purchased the bike yet and did not ask if he had an owners manual. I wanted to verify the brake failure lamp first before i committed to anything.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By JohnWa
Advise, please

Hi everyone,
First post, longtime lurker. Looking to buy a 2007 1200 GS from a private party in my area and was wondering if there are any problem areas to look into. Bike has 19k miles and the...
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