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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,932
Posted By deacon51
I'm on my 3rd set of Trail Attack2's, happy with...

I'm on my 3rd set of Trail Attack2's, happy with wet and dry road performance, happy with off road on hard, dry surface. Not so good on softer surfaces.

To tell the truth, I ride back and forth...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,449
Posted By deacon51
I have 20,000 miles on my 2014 R1200GS have...

I have 20,000 miles on my 2014 R1200GS have haven't noticed any of the issues you are reporting. As a matter of fact riding across OK I made it with the cruse set on 80 mph 5.8 miles without even...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,740
Posted By deacon51
I love my GSW, and it's the right choice for...

I love my GSW, and it's the right choice for me...
But when I look at the GSAw... well I just think of what might have been.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,643
Posted By deacon51
When I bought my FJR (2008) I didn't see enough...

When I bought my FJR (2008) I didn't see enough value in the R1200RT to justify the price difference. When Yamaha announced the Super Tenere I was all set to get one, but when I compared the BMW...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,334
Posted By deacon51
https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_camer...

https://www.fujifilmusa.com/products/digital_cameras/xp/finepix_xp70/index.html

I have this Fuji XP70 I picked up at Sam's. I carry it on a lanyard around my neck and just let it sit on top of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,946
Posted By deacon51
I have 30,000 KM and my 2nd set is looking thin,...

I have 30,000 KM and my 2nd set is looking thin, and while I use my brakes, I don't use the be-Jesus out of 'em. I guess that since I dealer isn't willing to address my issue, I'll change the pads...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By deacon51
Quick Question SW-Motech Headlight Guard

Will this SW-Motech guard work on the R1200GS LC with optional factory light bar?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-13-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,472
Views: 600,786
Posted By deacon51
Can't outrun it's radio...

Can't outrun it's radio...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 11,556
Posted By deacon51
I tried following the last route posted today (in...

I tried following the last route posted today (in the rain). All the gates in Spring Vally Park are closed and the bridge at 39.81840,-76.64999 is almost out, after crossing a couple of down trees,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 269,473
Posted By deacon51
I use the iHeartRadio App on my phone, it has...

I use the iHeartRadio App on my phone, it has NPR, and about every other broadcast radio station in US. It's free, but you do need a data connection for the stream.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,656
Posted By deacon51
The Clearwater lights with the canopener work...

The Clearwater lights with the canopener work with the headlight switch. The Canopener sets the ClearWater Lights to Bright (100%) with the bright light switch. It sets the lights to "Dim" (Variable...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,946
Posted By deacon51
Is there any way to adjust or calibrate the...

Is there any way to adjust or calibrate the linked brake system?

My GPS says I have used my rear brake 14,264 times compared to my front at 9504. I find this perplexing.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 371,013
Posted By deacon51
My GSW shifts like a dream.... if your dreaming...

My GSW shifts like a dream.... if your dreaming that someone with a ball-peen hammer is smacking the inside of the crank case every time you shift gears.

That said, my bike does shift smooth... as...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,946
Posted By deacon51
Regardless of how the linked break system is set...

Regardless of how the linked break system is set up, I'm convinced that something isn't right with *MY* GSW. I'm not a rear break guy. Yes I use them, but not excessively. Over the past 18,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,946
Posted By deacon51
That's a nice test JS... I'll give it a try and...

That's a nice test JS... I'll give it a try and see what happens.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,946
Posted By deacon51
When the first set was gone at the 12,000 mile...

When the first set was gone at the 12,000 mile check it was "oh, they are just a soft compound from the factory" This time I was like "Look, I"m not changing brake pads at every oil change, something...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 2,737
Views: 371,013
Posted By deacon51
18,000 mile service on my early build '14. ...

18,000 mile service on my early build '14. Second set of rear pads are near used up. EBC pads on the way. I would love to find the root cause. I started another thread to try and find an answer.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,946
Posted By deacon51
GSW Rear brake pads

Okay, when at the 12,000 mile check I did a little reading on here regarding early wearing of the rear brake pads, since mine were paper thin. That led me to believe that a few sets of pads from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 981,464
Posted By deacon51
On the dragon coming back from Zion last week. ...

On the dragon coming back from Zion last week.

Photo by Killboy.com, owned by me.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/4o_bVkGpoPqdEu9OP-XO7fk9uosvUMtvIA5juD1zgm8=w1613-h1075-no
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 981,464
Posted By deacon51
Oops, forgot to make it public.

Oops, forgot to make it public.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By deacon51
The story of the Yellow Rag at Four Corners

So a couple of weeks ago, I stopped at the Four Corners. I stood in four states, bought a sticker, drank a bottle of water, and admired the view. I pulled my rag out of my tank bag, pored a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3,021
Views: 981,464
Posted By deacon51
I went up to Capital Reef to camp out and see the...

I went up to Capital Reef to camp out and see the stars.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-rREo7JD2A0E/VBjsQkXzsfI/AAAAAAAAIpI/7OIJqA0xTjU/w1152-h648-no/20140902_184408_HDR-medium.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,718
Posted By deacon51
It's hard to keep this up while I'm on the road. ...

It's hard to keep this up while I'm on the road. Don't worry, I'm keeping notes and taking photos. Next rest day I'll get it all up to date! I'll also resize the images!
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,718
Posted By deacon51
Day One. We are off! ...

Day One.
We are off!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/ONT2YnEg1KYPruMOM_1otXzNq0g8hSeSlyO7Ies57Tk=w552-h414-p-no
Bike all loaded up!

Not a lot to report. NoVa doesn’t offer much. Yes,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By deacon51
GSW Rear break pads

10,600 miles on my 2014 R1200GS.
Rear Brake pads almost gone. I took it in to the dealer, brake pads are on back order, 2 - 4 weeks. No issue found with the bike. "BMW uses soft pads on the rear...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,718
Posted By deacon51
Going over my bike. 2014 R1200GS with 10,600...

Going over my bike. 2014 R1200GS with 10,600 miles.
Rear break pads are almost gone.

My contract for employment still hasn't been approved, my current contract ends September 30th.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,718
Posted By deacon51
Sorry, its been a while since I updated this. ...

Sorry, its been a while since I updated this. Last Saturday my son announced that he has decided NOT to attend MMI. He wants to get a job and save up a little money so he can buy a new KTM and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-07-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 214,625
Posted By deacon51
Me, my father and my son. ...

Me, my father and my son.
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FcwrMLh7T60/U92kUfWxRvI/AAAAAAAAINc/cqoKIu-OcBk/w922-h1230-no/3Bishops.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By deacon51
It's a 2014 with only 10,000 miles on it. I'm...

It's a 2014 with only 10,000 miles on it.
I'm the only ones that's ridden the bike and I have no idea what could have happened. I've got a few supper deep potholes on my way to work, but I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 136,930
Posted By deacon51
We'll see how the time line is looking. Right...

We'll see how the time line is looking.
Right now I think we are just going to take the coast south, unless a local gives me some other advice. As a east coast motorcyclist, California is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 136,930
Posted By deacon51
We are going to ride out to the Golden Gate...

We are going to ride out to the Golden Gate Bridge, then drop south along the coast to LA before cutting back to Phoenix.

I'm have a ride report going for the trip, the link is in my sig line.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By deacon51
Busted Front Finder

I don't have a clue what happened.
This happened on the road, no tip over no impact.
When I took it off it had a small mark on the bottom of the leading edge. I guess I picked up a rock...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 136,930
Posted By deacon51
I have had my 2014 for 10 months now. It seems...

I have had my 2014 for 10 months now. It seems like just yesterday I was waiting on pins and needles tracking that stupid ship across the Atlantic, fussing over customs, shipping...

I got my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-02-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,718
Posted By deacon51
Wow, subscribers. Thanks for following us along....

Wow, subscribers. Thanks for following us along. I hope we don't disappoint!

I have been working on mapping out our route using Garmin's BaseCamp software. The tool is pretty good at picking a...
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 1,268,720
Posted By deacon51
What bike covers are you using, I need one for a...

What bike covers are you using, I need one for a cross country trip.
Forum: Ride reports 08-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,718
Posted By deacon51
One thing I think I should have added is that my...

One thing I think I should have added is that my parents, while being incredibly discouraging of our trip have decided to tag along. They are lifelong motorcyclist, having crossed the country many...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2,414
Views: 422,989
Posted By deacon51
I need a cheep dust cover that packs small for a...

I need a cheep dust cover that packs small for a cross country trip.
Forum: Ride reports 07-31-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,718
Posted By deacon51
Father and Son ride Across Amercia

My son is turning into a young man and has decided to attend the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute in Phoenix, AZ. We will be riding out, I on my 2014 R1200GS and he on his 2007 Ninja 650r. We will be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,476
Posted By deacon51
8500 on my stock Trail Attacks when I replaced...

8500 on my stock Trail Attacks when I replaced them with a new set....
They are worthless on anything soft, but on maintained or hard packed dirt or gravel they have been great.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,311
Views: 269,473
Posted By deacon51
Here's what I want. Voice dialing of my phone ...

Here's what I want.
Voice dialing of my phone
Phone Media (Music, podcast, Audio Books)
Voice Prompt for navigation.
Know who is calling before I answer.
Traffic and weather on the GPS using...
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