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Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 347,415
Posted By Oldpeg
Okay, I've found the plate. Is this silly or...

Okay, I've found the plate. Is this silly or what? It's right there in BMW's catalogue of accessories. Strangely enough, my dealer didn't seem to find it when I asked him about something like that.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 347,415
Posted By Oldpeg
Question Nice. Thank you. But do I see a plate in place on...

Nice. Thank you. But do I see a plate in place on the pillion seat that allows you to put the Vario topcase there? And if yes, where did you get it?


mod edit: EDITED TO REMOVE UNNECESSARY...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,153
Posted By Oldpeg
I don't have any problem whatsoever with the...

I don't have any problem whatsoever with the sidestand peg, no matter where and how I place my foot.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,097
Posted By Oldpeg
My LC is almost impossible to push by hand with...

My LC is almost impossible to push by hand with 1st gear engaged and clutch fully in, especially when it's cold. It gets better when it's warmer or the engine is hot. I guess the engine oil is thick...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By Oldpeg
You say you have «encouraged inmates to start new...

You say you have «encouraged inmates to start new threads and put the model designation in the thread title...», but where did you do that? I've never seen it. I may have missed the obvious, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By Oldpeg
Come on, you know this is not the way forums...

Come on, you know this is not the way forums work. 90% of the time people do not search for something specific, but rather peruse a general section (Oilhead, Parallel universe...) and stop by thread...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By Oldpeg
I don't see how this would work in the «LC...

I don't see how this would work in the «LC theadfest» since this is one gigantic thread. What people should do is start threads under «Oilhead» with the LC (or WC, whatever...) name mentioned in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By Oldpeg
Time for a 2013 R1200 GS WC section?

Isn't it time there were a separate section for the 2013 R1200 GS WC? I mean, we're up to almost 600 pages (600!) of «threadfest», with posts and subjects all muddled up, and it's getting impossible...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,009
Posted By Oldpeg
Right. Thank you.

Right. Thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,718
Posted By Oldpeg
That would be the Optimate 4 DUAL (standard and...

That would be the Optimate 4 DUAL (standard and Canbus) not the regular Optimate 4. And I can tell you from experience that charging with Optimate 4 Dual in Canbus mode through the bike socket does...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,009
Posted By Oldpeg
Rox bar risers for the 2013 R1200 GS LC

Anybody have installed the Rox bar risers (the pivoting model) on their 2013 R1200 GS LC: did you have problems with the lines (clutch, brakes...) Did you have to re-route them, or even change them...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
Probably, since the topcase itself is different...

Probably, since the topcase itself is different (bigger.)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
What do you mean by «keyless charging»? The...

What do you mean by «keyless charging»? The Canbus mode via the bike's socket?

- Do you actually have the Canbus «Dual» Optimate 4?
- Did you put it in Canbus mode (see manual)?

That being...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
Because it's 2.5°C and it warns that there is a...

Because it's 2.5°C and it warns that there is a possibility of black ice. I guess. It does that whenever the temperature approaches 0°.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
The alternator output has been downgraded from...

The alternator output has been downgraded from 720 W. to 580 W. because they didn't need double-spark anymore, and they added a decompressor of some sort at start-up. But I guess it was still a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
Thank you for the report. Points 1 and 9 are...

Thank you for the report. Points 1 and 9 are surprising, however, since they are the almost exact opposite of what MOST (not all, but really most) people have reported. Yes, maybe the bike wasn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
I'd love to have a technical explanation for the...

I'd love to have a technical explanation for the fueling. I may be wrong, but it seems to me that on the sidestand you'd leave an empty space on the top right of the tank, while on the center stand,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
Did they specify delivery dates? In Europe they...

Did they specify delivery dates? In Europe they won't be available until... July.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
BMW's list of accessories does not list those as...

BMW's list of accessories does not list those as «fog lights» but as «additional lights», whatever that means. Here in Canada, they will cost me the better part of CAN. $800. That's BMW for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
I thought the Enduro Pro re-programming of the...

I thought the Enduro Pro re-programming of the computer concerned only early models shipped to Canada. Which includes mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 513,967
Posted By Oldpeg
Is the seat on the background bike the low seat?

Is the seat on the background bike the low seat?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 513,967
Posted By Oldpeg
The exact same as mine!

The exact same as mine!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,054
Posted By Oldpeg
The new 2013 GS LC has an alternator with 620 W.,...

The new 2013 GS LC has an alternator with 620 W., not 580 W. No more dual sparkplugs and a decompressor at start-up should reduce the load quite a bit. Plus LED lights if you have them.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,549
Posted By Oldpeg
I ordered a red one one last week and it's due at...

I ordered a red one one last week and it's due at my dealer's by the end March. In fact, I ordered one that WAS due for delivery and available at my dealer's by the end of March. It has all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,142
Posted By Oldpeg
Price of 2013 1200 GS?

Anybody has an idea of an approximate retail base price of the liquid-cooled 2013 1200 GS? Or has a good cristal ball?

Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,342
Posted By Oldpeg
I'd love to see how this thing works when you try...

I'd love to see how this thing works when you try to put your tight-fitting (hopefully) full-face helmet on. :rofl Good luck.
Forum: Vendors 12-01-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By Oldpeg
Thank you for sharing your experience with...

Thank you for sharing your experience with BestRest Products. I'll see what I can do to be a bit more patient. Sure, I could call them, but I'd really like to see if my being a customer is of any...
Forum: Vendors 11-30-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,675
Posted By Oldpeg
BestRest Products: trustworthy?

Has anybody done business with on-line merchant BestRest Products, who specialize, among other things, in tire maintenance, repairs and accessories? I'm asking because I was interested in a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,480
Posted By Oldpeg
To those who still suffer despite their Sargent...

To those who still suffer despite their Sargent seat (I love mine), or any after market seat, I heartily recommend to try the Sheepskin from Alaska Leather. I don't know Airhawk, but the Sheepskin is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,783
Views: 877,043
Posted By Oldpeg
The Col de Tende (Colle di Tenda)? Wow, it's a...

The Col de Tende (Colle di Tenda)? Wow, it's a small world. My family owns a house a few kilometers from there, down in the Val Casterino. It's been built by my great-grand mother at the beginning of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,140
Posted By Oldpeg
This must be the thread for the question I have...

This must be the thread for the question I have ben mullying over for a long time: do spoked wheels have more resilience to cracks and bumps and potholes in asphalt than alloy wheels? In other words...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Oldpeg
Yes, I have ESA and I'm on COMF all the time in...

Yes, I have ESA and I'm on COMF all the time in town. And sometimes, I even go to off-road preload (small bumps) and SOFT, which is the more comfortable, but it renders steering and stability a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Oldpeg
Very interesting comments. I have a friend who...

Very interesting comments. I have a friend who just switched from a GS to an RT (with a short stint on a K1200S, which he found too tiring for his 50 years) and he's very enthusiastic about the RT....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By Oldpeg
1200 GS vs 1200 RT

To those who know both the GS and the RT, here is my problem: after 2 years of bliss and honeymoon with my R1200 GS, my ageing articulations are starting to complain a lot on Quebec's and Montreal's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-14-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By Oldpeg
Pissed BaseCamp has no rivers in Canada

To my fellow Canadians who plan to purchase a Garmin GPS with BaseCamp (their mapping software for Mac) think twice. These people haven't bothered to draw most of the rivers, at least in Quebec. More...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,064
Posted By Oldpeg
What do you expect, really? After all, this is a...

What do you expect, really? After all, this is a dirt cheap bike from a lesser brand.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,817
Posted By Oldpeg
They look the same as mine (MV brand), and they...

They look the same as mine (MV brand), and they should give 40 mm up and 30 mm back. They're very good, and they match the brushed metal finish of the GS perfectly.

«...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By Oldpeg
You dealer is full of it, like so many of them....

You dealer is full of it, like so many of them. I'm pretty sure a warranty is good the world over, no matter where you bought the bike. It would be fun to challenge your dealer on the matter in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Oldpeg
Maybe THAT'S their problem. It seems like two...

Maybe THAT'S their problem. It seems like two hours to them :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 680
Posted By Oldpeg
And I'd gladly buy it for you. Waiting in line...

And I'd gladly buy it for you. Waiting in line and all :yum Thanks.
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