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Forum: Ride reports 01-23-2013, 05:08 AM
Replies: 438
Views: 111,916
Posted By Mad Kaw
Helen's obviously a trooper! :super

Helen's obviously a trooper! :super
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-06-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,718
Posted By Mad Kaw
Ditto - I've ridden damn near everything in...

Ditto - I've ridden damn near everything in NorCal over the past 10 years...on every bike imaginable 1200GS, 70's superbikes, Goldwings, and a ZX14 with hardbags. The road from Leggett to Fort Bragg...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mad Kaw
Yep! Slack tube is just a way to make the...

Yep! Slack tube is just a way to make the connection/adjustment of slack between the rostra servo cable and the intermediate cable. The enclosed tube simply keeps the "slack" from hanging up on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mad Kaw
DDT - You'll also need the "half wheel" for the...

DDT - You'll also need the "half wheel" for the cruise control cable and the return spring (fig 6). You could buy all the cables from BMW that fit in the Bowden box but the parts start adding up and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mad Kaw
First let me say I have not "proofed" this...

First let me say I have not "proofed" this document. Secondly there may be some minor mistakes in syntax but the gist of these instructions are "good to go."

I may not answer back quickly...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
YES! ...

YES!

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20171896#post20171896
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mad Kaw
Electronic Cruise Control installed! GS

Well I finished the second GS install of the venerable Rostra Cruise Control. This is actually the 4th bike I've installed it on and the third R series BMW. It works well considering it is an...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
We are currently installing a Rostra on Bohn...

We are currently installing a Rostra on Bohn Frazier's 2006 R1200GS. I'm taking more photos than a Japanese tourist at Disneyland. I hope to have a "fairly" well documented write-up on the mods we...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,638
Posted By Mad Kaw
The KTM is a great bike. I've ridden a KTM LC4...

The KTM is a great bike. I've ridden a KTM LC4 quite a bit. Personally the DRz (IMO) is a better bike for a variety of reasons. But that's just opinion. I have had 35 bikes in my career. 12 were...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,638
Posted By Mad Kaw
The DRz 400 or even KLX400/450 would be ideal. ...

The DRz 400 or even KLX400/450 would be ideal. When I started out dual sport a few years ago I had never done it. Been 400,000 miles pavement but no dirt touring to that point. I had some dirt...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
Not yet....but soon...soon... And I promise...

Not yet....but soon...soon...

And I promise to take lots of pix. Much easier to understand visually than with my limited writing skills. :rofl

UPDATE: We have a tentative date for 12/01 to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
RD - please....if you do determine there is a...

RD - please....if you do determine there is a useable VSS signal from "pin 42" post it here. Be interested.

Rattis - it will be at least a couple weeks before we install another Rostra on Bohn's...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
THANKS! And great idea...we'll try to chase it...

THANKS! And great idea...we'll try to chase it down because after we install one on Bohn's 2006...we will attempt to do same on Jay's 2011 GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
:thumb:thumb

:thumb:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
Sorry I haven't replied...been on a dual sport...

Sorry I haven't replied...been on a dual sport ride in the Ozarks. :D

Denase - You don't have to buy an RT cover. Just trim your GS cover at the "step" on the spool. This is what I did and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
Addendum: The bicycle brake cable I used was too...

Addendum: The bicycle brake cable I used was too stiff in the bowden box and created a problem when throttling off...the bike didn't quite return to idle.

So I pulled the 1/16th inch bicycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
Well yes technically I "modified" it. But it was...

Well yes technically I "modified" it. But it was nothing like the mod I had to do to my R1150RT bowden box for same install. THAT was major surgery! But hey it worked. This GS install was much...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
Mounted the servo under the instruments on the...

Mounted the servo under the instruments on the Horn Bolt

http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k207/FlyingKaw/R1200GS%20Rostra/DSC_0001.jpg

Moved horn above
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
Yep...I used the stock CC cable wheel for a...

Yep...I used the stock CC cable wheel for a 1200RT, return spring, and lid. They all install perfectly to the 1200GS bowden box. I had to drill a 1/4' hole in the right side of the bowden bow where...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
I just installed the Rostra CC on my 2005 1200GS....

I just installed the Rostra CC on my 2005 1200GS. It works perfectly. The "blue/green" wire in the accessory harness under the tank worked perfectly. I tapped it directly with no modification...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
Just got back to this. Thanks for the info dede!

Just got back to this. Thanks for the info dede!
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mad Kaw
It was about 8 or 10 days. ...

It was about 8 or 10 days.

http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mad Kaw
Spencer's MOD - just an FYI

I've been riding hard now for 8 years mostly long distance touring. I've had more bikes than I care to even list here and ridden roughly 250,000 miles in that time. And I've had every damned seat...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,833
Posted By Mad Kaw
Well after reading this thread it appears there...

Well after reading this thread it appears there is no useable "VSS" signal available on a 1200GS. Sad because on other bikes I've installed the Rostra and the VSS signal was so slick! (ie Concours...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,743
Posted By Mad Kaw
Thanks Eilieen! Very cool mod and a professional...

Thanks Eilieen! Very cool mod and a professional job to boot!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,583
Posted By Mad Kaw
MUD - Be careful out there. I was born and...

MUD - Be careful out there. I was born and reared in that desert and this time of year you can get a "gully washer" 30 miles away and not even know you're in danger until flash wall of water hits. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mad Kaw
dede - good post. But that is for a 12GSA it has...

dede - good post. But that is for a 12GSA it has a VSS ... but the 1150 ...as far as I know has no VSS that can be used. I hope some one proves me wrong because it will sure make installation MUCH...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mad Kaw
Additionally I talked to BMW extensively trying...

Additionally I talked to BMW extensively trying to determine if the OEM 1200RT cruise would work on an 1150RT. Alas it would not. :cry

Not sure for all you 1200GS guys...but it seems the 1200RT...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mad Kaw
dtyo - the RT Bowden box does not have...

dtyo - the RT Bowden box does not have "provisions" for the cruise. If you read my write up you'll see I had to modify the RT bowden box to accept and additional control cable. Fortunately the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mad Kaw
I dismissed McCruise ...$1200! The Audiovox is...

I dismissed McCruise ...$1200! The Audiovox is vacuum servo and does not hold well at altitude. The Rostra is electronic and works very very well.

I installed one on my 2008 Concours1400 and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mad Kaw
Rick Here's how I did it on my 1150RT. ...

Rick

Here's how I did it on my 1150RT. Complete documentation with photos.

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=559901&page=1

:thumbup

Be sure and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mad Kaw
Excellent! I figured some one else had done this...

Excellent! I figured some one else had done this besides me. I've only done it on an 1150RT. I assume the GS is virtually identical?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,213
Posted By Mad Kaw
Electronic Cruise

Have any of you yahoos ever installed an electronic cruise on a GS?

I installed one on my 1150RT two years ago. I had to figure it out from scratch and do some "engineering" ;) It was quite the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,844
Posted By Mad Kaw
Sargent

I wouldn't have a Corbin stuck up my a$$. Pun intended. I've had Sargent on four different bikes and Corbins on three in the past 6 years. Corbin are made of concrete. I had to get rid of every...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,081
Posted By Mad Kaw
Marc I'd love to do it again. I did this...

Marc

I'd love to do it again. I did this section of the TAT this August. We picked it up at Kiowa, Kansas and rode to Moab. It was absolutely one of the most fun and challenging rides I have ever...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-24-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 77,834
Posted By Mad Kaw
Howdy fellers. I'm a noob to this place. May...

Howdy fellers. I'm a noob to this place. May have posted once in the past but I've read a lot of he post.

I just found out about this "Roll The Bones" and called Doran. He indicated Mad Kaws...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,414
Posted By Mad Kaw
Good report...but I have an "important" question....

Good report...but I have an "important" question.

What kind of rearview mirrors are those mounted in your handguards?
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,354
Posted By Mad Kaw
It's NOT the C14. I have both bikes. I have...

It's NOT the C14.

I have both bikes. I have a 2004 1150RT and a 2008 C14. I;ve ridden an FJR and I don't see much similarity there either.

I would encourage you to just get an RT. Why try to...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24,185
Views: 4,136,500
Posted By Mad Kaw
Except they are the WRONG color! So In...

Except they are the WRONG color!

So In bought this version of it!


http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/Kawasaki%20KLX400R%2004%20%201.jpg

I plan on taking on the TAT from OK to Moab in...
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