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Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,443
Posted By dmgiff
I was on Motors for three years. Infallible has...

I was on Motors for three years. Infallible has it absolutely correct. We tried the BMW and while there are a few advantages, the HD is hands-down the best bike for our agency and for working from...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 29,344
Posted By dmgiff
My 05 R1200GS. I bought it on a fly and ride out...

My 05 R1200GS. I bought it on a fly and ride out of Pomona in mid 06 with 4K on it. I added engine bars, gps, windshield, custom seat, Starcom and probably some other stuff that I've forgotten. I put...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 12,790
Posted By dmgiff
Great thread as I lay on my couch recovering from...

Great thread as I lay on my couch recovering from a crash 2 weeks ago. Totaled my 2005 wing. :cry I will soon be in the market for another as I plan to replace it. I am also looking for 2007-2008...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 125,495
Posted By dmgiff
I've been readng this thread since the start and...

I've been readng this thread since the start and I guess I will finally post my mistake. I bought a 2005 GS in late 06. Flew into Pomona and rode it home with 4k on the clock. I added a few things...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,965
Posted By dmgiff
What about wind noise? How loud/quiet is it?

What about wind noise? How loud/quiet is it?
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,779
Posted By dmgiff
Saw this thread and figured I'd add to it. ...

Saw this thread and figured I'd add to it. Trading my GS for a GoldWing this coming weekend. Had the GS for three years. Love it, but want more of a touring bike than it is.
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 20,612
Posted By dmgiff
To all who have posted on this thread, I...

To all who have posted on this thread, I appreciate it. I am getting ready to trade my 05 GS for an 05 GL1800 this coming weekend. I bought the GS thinking I wanted a touring bike that I could take...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,533
Posted By dmgiff
I know you asked GB this, but I'll answer too. ...

I know you asked GB this, but I'll answer too. I'm having both the front and rear done. Yes, the rear will still fit if you have just the front done. And I think re-covering the rear to match the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2008, 11:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,533
Posted By dmgiff
I have an order pending for a Russell and have to...

I have an order pending for a Russell and have to send them my seat in December. I just picked up a stock seat off ebay the other day for $62.00. It can be done. Also check BeemerBoneyard.com. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By dmgiff
It used to mean the pilot circuit (before EFI)...

It used to mean the pilot circuit (before EFI) was a little lean... which I'm sure is the case, because all the manufacturers program them lean so they can pass smog and stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By dmgiff
Wicked They all do that....:evil Mine does it too,...

They all do that....:evil

Mine does it too, but I have a Dynojet Power Commander and a Leo Vince silencer, so, not sure which is causing it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2008, 07:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By dmgiff
Well, the dual with leather was $710. Had to...

Well, the dual with leather was $710. Had to have the heat for another $170. Rain cover is $40, shipping is $40, and I think there might have been one or two other things. So there you go.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2008, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By dmgiff
Okey dokey, thanks for the info... I'll see what...

Okey dokey, thanks for the info... I'll see what I can find.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By dmgiff
:rofl :rofl Didn't see that option or I...

:rofl :rofl

Didn't see that option or I would have gotten it too.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By dmgiff
2005 R1200GS ABS Flush Question

Question, in the Wisdom section, it gives a part number for the cap that goes on the wheel circuit which the instructions then direct you to attach to the funnel. This part number does not exist...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2008, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,424
Posted By dmgiff
Just sent the order form for a Russell. Holy...

Just sent the order form for a Russell. Holy crap! Over a thousand dollars for a seat. Not in a million years would I ever have believed someone who told me I would spend a thousand dollars on a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-28-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By dmgiff
Mt. Charleston rider on yellow GS today, 10-28

Followed someone back from Mt. Charleston turned S/B on 95 today around 3:30 PM on a yellow GS... just wondering if it was an inmate. I was on a red one.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By dmgiff
Okay, got it, thanks... you are right, it is very...

Okay, got it, thanks... you are right, it is very difficult to tell exactly where the slop is... I will need someone else to wiggle it for me and a good light to see it ....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,974
Posted By dmgiff
Holy shit. Dude is a wizard.

Holy shit. Dude is a wizard.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By dmgiff
Same... sometimes I don't get it into second... I...

Same... sometimes I don't get it into second... I moved the shifter down one spline about two weeks ago and the difference is noticeable. Rarely get neutral now going into second. I still, however,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By dmgiff
Hmmmm, what is external play?

Hmmmm, what is external play?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By dmgiff
Oh. Well that sucks.

Oh. Well that sucks.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By dmgiff
Cool, that is what I was hoping for... any idea...

Cool, that is what I was hoping for... any idea on how different it is from the hexhead??
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By dmgiff
if the brakes are linked (not sure on the 04) you...

if the brakes are linked (not sure on the 04) you use the rears everytime you grab some front:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By dmgiff
well, it gets hot enough that I can't leave my...

well, it gets hot enough that I can't leave my hand on it for more than about 3seconds... And by vertical play, I mean there is noticeable play if I grab the rear tire at 12 and 6 o'clock and wiggle.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By dmgiff
Paging Anton to the blue courtesy phone,.....:ear

Paging Anton to the blue courtesy phone,.....:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By dmgiff
FD Bearing Replacement

Can the FD be rebuilt by someone with moderate to exceptional mechanical ability? Are there any special tools needed? I have an 05 GS which I am noticing more vertical play, vibration and heat in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2008, 11:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,178
Posted By dmgiff
Yeah, I wish I would have taken it while it was...

Yeah, I wish I would have taken it while it was under warranty. But I had thought the warranty was still good for another year or so at the time. They already denied one warranty claim when my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2008, 09:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,178
Posted By dmgiff
I have an 05 GS with 14000 on the clock. It has...

I have an 05 GS with 14000 on the clock. It has had a slight black oily residue at the engine/trans joint for at least 3 or 4 thousand miles now. It doesn't seem to be getting worse and I have no...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,726
Posted By dmgiff
I didn't look to see where you are attempting to...

I didn't look to see where you are attempting to do this, but here's a tip I used just last week in 45 degree weather. Heat your oven to 350 or so, open the door and set your new tire on the open...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,854
Posted By dmgiff
Yup, that's the throttle cable. If you dislodge...

Yup, that's the throttle cable. If you dislodge it from behind the snorkel, it won't sit down in it's little retainer thinga-mabob and for obvious reasons, your bike won't run right. Just be gentle...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 865
Posted By dmgiff
I am in a similar set of circumstances. My...

I am in a similar set of circumstances. My clutch pushrod seal failed and was leaking tranny fluid down the back of my transmission. My warranty expired one month ago and the local BMW dealership...
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By dmgiff
PM'd you, they come with armor and liner? I'm in...

PM'd you, they come with armor and liner? I'm in for one of 'em....
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2007, 08:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,584
Posted By dmgiff
PM sent on the HT in 34...

PM sent on the HT in 34...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,491
Posted By dmgiff
[COLOR=yellow] See, I always wondered why...

[COLOR=yellow]

See, I always wondered why that was... maybe someone should tell those guys who drive the snow cats they could get way better traction if they took the tracks off and put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,491
Posted By dmgiff
Okay, after seeing all the pictures of people on...

Okay, after seeing all the pictures of people on the snow, I too thought it must be easy. So my pal and I rode up the mountain this last Friday in a rainstorm. At the top of the mountain, it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,111
Posted By dmgiff
Draining a bit of oil is not impossible at all. ...

Draining a bit of oil is not impossible at all. I have done it several times. Position large drain pan beneath bike, gather a few towels, then take the drain bolt out and quickly plug the hole with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2007, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By dmgiff
Yup, that sounds reasonable... I have an appt...

Yup, that sounds reasonable... I have an appt with local BMW service on the 27th... just trying to get an idea of how much disassembly will be required. I hate it when other people work on my bike,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By dmgiff
Clutch slave cylinder leak... or not

There has been fluid leaking from the bottom of my clutch slave cylinder on the back of the tranny on my 051200GS. I bought the little felt seal which I thought was the culprit. Took the slave...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2007, 07:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By dmgiff
Yuasa YTX14-BS will work. Not sure about auto...

Yuasa YTX14-BS will work. Not sure about auto store brands...
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