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Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 568,916
Posted By stephenws
I've been trying to follow all that is going on...

I've been trying to follow all that is going on here, but maybe I missed something.

I have the IICE Air and would like to get the newer digital combo Air/Smooth, but I still don't see anywhere to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,170
Posted By stephenws
GSW Final Drive

Does anyone have any insight as to whether BMW has improved the final drive for their new GSW?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By stephenws
Great looking bike. Congratulations and welcome...

Great looking bike. Congratulations and welcome to the forum.

- Stephen
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By stephenws
Thanks again for all the advice. ...

Thanks again for all the advice.

WoodButcher, I think I'll give the Accelerator Module a try. The price is reasonable and appears quick to install.

Had much better luck today practicing. Guess...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By stephenws
Thanks for the ideas and advice. I'll continue to...

Thanks for the ideas and advice. I'll continue to work on it. Kinda intimidating with the size and weight of the bike, but I know I need to master this before I'll feel confident riding it. Almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,218
Posted By stephenws
Potential Dumba.s Question

I've got a 2009 GSA. A couple years experience riding. Been trying to improve my slow speed skills. Recently took the MSF experienced rider course and did well with everything except the figure 8.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By stephenws
Hand Guards

Hand guards. So what's the best strategy for a heavy bike like the GSA - flexible guards like the stock BMW and Touratec guards, or the solid aluminum Cycra and Barkbuster guards?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,523
Posted By stephenws
Just found out I will need an OHV sticker in...

Just found out I will need an OHV sticker in Colorado. Will I need one in Utah as well?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-03-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,523
Posted By stephenws
Just got vacation approved for my trip to...

Just got vacation approved for my trip to Colorado this June - from June 15th to July 7th.

Now I can get down to some serious planning!:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By stephenws
Thanks for the help. Found a set at my local KTM...

Thanks for the help. Found a set at my local KTM dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By stephenws
Yes, just like the guards on the HP2, although...

Yes, just like the guards on the HP2, although checking the Moose Racing website, I don't see anything that looks like it. Maybe it's just a difference in scale that is confusing me. The guards on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,524
Posted By stephenws
Large Handguard Deflectors

Did anyone read the My Prudhoe Bay Adventure by Stephanie Tarian in the latest issue of BMW ON magazine? I noticed her 650 and her dad's 1200GSA are equipped with very large deflectors on the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-07-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,523
Posted By stephenws
Does anyone know of any off-road schools, in...

Does anyone know of any off-road schools, in Colorado, that might benefit me while I'm out there? I wouldn't mind giving a day or two of my vacation to learning off-road riding techniques.

Thanks
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-04-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,523
Posted By stephenws
Thanks to all for the great advice and...

Thanks to all for the great advice and recommendations!!!! Really looking forward to my trip out there. Still doing some research and also considering lengthening the trip to 3 weeks and seeing some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-26-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,523
Posted By stephenws
Thanks for the route advice. The RMAR...

Thanks for the route advice.

The RMAR Rendezvous looks like a great event to attend. Guess that settles my question about best time to head out there. Do I need to be a member to attend?

Any...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-25-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,523
Posted By stephenws
Easy, but Scenic Off Road Routes ?

I'm planning a 2 week vacation to central and SW Colorado next summer and would like to do some relatively easy off road routes. I'm 55, from Iowa, with only about 2 years riding experience and will...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,924
Posted By stephenws
Thanks so much for all the honest advice and...

Thanks so much for all the honest advice and recommendations. I'll spend this winter doing more research on the routes suggested by you guys, and more.

I know I have a lot to learn, and I don't...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,924
Posted By stephenws
I'll post on the Rocky Mountain regional forum,...

I'll post on the Rocky Mountain regional forum, in the coming months leading up to the trip, to get some advice on the easier gravel roads you mention. Haven't heard of the million dollar highway....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,924
Posted By stephenws
Thanks for the advice. My desires seem to out run...

Thanks for the advice. My desires seem to out run my experience level. Don't own a smaller bike. Should probably invest in the BMW off road training school.

Again, thanks
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,924
Posted By stephenws
Engineer's Pass, Colorado

I'm planning a 2 or 3 week trip to Colorado next year and recently saw a video on riding the Engineer's Pass 4x4 road. Was wondering if I could get some advice from more experienced riders than...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2012, 03:52 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,445
Posted By stephenws
Best Heated Clothing?

What's the best heated clothing? My local BMW dealer sells First Gear, although I know there are several other brands.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By stephenws
OEM Stock EXhaust for '09 GSA

Bought a used '09 GSA this summer that came with a Staintune slip-on exhaust. Been thinking I'd like to convert back to the OEM stock exhaust. What would be the best way to locate one in good...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,170
Posted By stephenws
The bike I bought came with a Corbin heated seat....

The bike I bought came with a Corbin heated seat. I checked to see if it has the square metal receptacle for the back rest, and it does. I wasn't even aware the Corbin back rest was available. Thanks...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,170
Posted By stephenws
Hans, Yes, I would be interested in the back...

Hans,

Yes, I would be interested in the back rest for the rider. I never ride two-up, so would not be interested in the passenger one.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,170
Posted By stephenws
Back Rest for 1200 GSA

Does anyone have any experience with a back rest for a 1200 GSA? I've found two types available: the Classic 2 by BestRest Products and the BackUp Back Rest. Both are about $400. Has anyone tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By stephenws
Really? No one has any comments on this. I...

Really? No one has any comments on this. I haven't had much experience riding, so I'm sure most of my slow speed problems stem from a lack of experience, but the throttle is so touchy in 1st and 2nd...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By stephenws
Advice Please

A couple months ago I purchased a 2009 GSA that had a Staintune (all restrictors removed) slip-on installed. The dealer has the original OEM muffler and is willing to swap it for the Staintune. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By stephenws
Not sure I trust this attachment system. Is there...

Not sure I trust this attachment system. Is there a tank bag that has a rock solid mounting that won't shift from side to side in the wind?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By stephenws
I bought the bike used and the tank bag came with...

I bought the bike used and the tank bag came with it. There is a velcro attachment holding the bottom half of the zipper, but no velcro under the top half.......should there be velcro under both...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By stephenws
1200GS Tank Bag Problems

I just returned from my first attempt at an extended trip on my 2009 GSA and encountered a problem with my BMW 1200GS tankbag. The winds were howling through South Dakota, on my way to the Black...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,530
Posted By stephenws
Oil Cooler Guard

What is the best oil cooler guard to get? I'm thinking of getting the Wunderlich, but I know there are several others available. Is there any worry about cutting down the air flow and causing over...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By stephenws
Thank you. Yes, I did find lots of info in the...

Thank you. Yes, I did find lots of info in the FAQ. I'm getting better at checking the oil level - found a favorite level place to check it. After putting 2000 miles on it, since buying it used a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 875
Posted By stephenws
Newbie Question

I recently bought a 2009 R1200 GSA with 18,000 miles on it - my first BMW. Reading the engine oil sight gauge is driving me crazy! Sometimes I see the oil half way up the window - bike on center...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,591
Posted By stephenws
Again, Thanks for all the good, helpful...

Again, Thanks for all the good, helpful suggestions. I believe I have plenty to work on this coming weekend. I appreciate the time everyone has taken to respond to my question.

Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,591
Posted By stephenws
Thanks so much for all the advice. I really...

Thanks so much for all the advice. I really appreciate it! I will stick with it and practice, as you all suggested. I have many trips in mind, but I need to get this issue resolved before I "hit the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,591
Posted By stephenws
Stopping in Balance

I'm hesitant to ask this, because I know I'll be made fun of. I'm a new rider, at 55 years of age. Just bought the bike I've been dreaming of - a used 2009 1200GSA. The riding is going very well and...
Forum: Vendors 07-23-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 93,197
Posted By stephenws
Sent you a PM yesterday. Will be on my first long...

Sent you a PM yesterday. Will be on my first long motorcycle trip from Aug.8th through Sept.1st. I'll place my order as soon as I get back!

Thanks for coming up with a great solution and making...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,203
Posted By stephenws
From your photos, it looks like the end of the...

From your photos, it looks like the end of the side stand sits very close to the swing arm. I use a Touratech side stand "foot" and am wondering if there will be a clearance problem? Are there any...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,954
Posted By stephenws
It looks like this plate allows the use of the...

It looks like this plate allows the use of the side-stand switch. Is that correct?

Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 06-20-2009, 09:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,954
Posted By stephenws
This looks like a design I would be interested...

This looks like a design I would be interested in. Please let me know when it's available.
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