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Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-31-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 665
Posted By Radar
S&T to GPSU to 276C...HELP!

I am trying to learn how to transfer routes/waypoints from S&T to GPSU to my 276C. I can do the S&T to GPSU just fine, highlight the route and waypoints ok, but I can't get them to show up on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,062
Posted By Radar
Russell seat removal

This works for me:
1. rear seat off
2. Bike on center stand, turn key counter-clockwise with left
hand while leaning hard on your right arm with your elbow in
the rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,085
Posted By Radar
R1200GS Adv. tank bag

I have been using one designed for me by Linda T at Custom Tank Bags. It has been used on several rallies, a Bub Burner Gold, and daily commuting...it has served me well. When I needed help with a...
Forum: Americas 07-11-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,568
Posted By Radar
NYS Enhanced License vrs Passport

I have a current passport, but wonder if a NYS "Enhanced" drivers license would get me across the Canadian border faster. If any of you frequent crossers have experience with this, please let me...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-09-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By Radar
Doing the Iron Butt?

Yep. in the IBR...and I purchased S&T 2009 w GPS, found a few changes for previous years, but love the GPS function. I have set up the little GPS reciever with a 6 foot extension so that is away...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-01-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By Radar
S&T 2008 w GPS vrs S&T 2009 w GPS

I have a Dell mini 9 that i want to use a a back-up to my 276C. I use a remote antenna on the 276C to avoid transmit/recieve conflicts with my SPOT. I want to use a remote antenna (2008 S&T...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By Radar
Thanks for your input

Thanks Joburocks,
Do you use S&T while moving in your car? Does it track with you at speed without any lag? Which year S&T are you using? Is the antenna weatherproof?
I'm a rookie...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By Radar
Is anyone using a Dell mini 9 as a GPS?

I have a 276C, but would like a backup. Does anyone have any experience using a mini computer (mine is a Dell mini 9) and S&T as a GPS system? How does the 2009 usb plug-in antenna compare with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,911
Posted By Radar
It's Not Just Sales...

Yes, I'm sure Cliff's would be a choice for sales, I have purchased 2 BMWs from them, but the service thing is a lot more important. I have been dealing with service guys at Cliff's for a long...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,001
Posted By Radar
2007 GS Adv w/rough idle

Mine started idling like a Harley at about 18,000 miles. Clif's BMW re-synced the throttle bodies gratis, and this seemed to help. I made the gas filler tube mod, and as I removed the charcoal...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,510
Posted By Radar
R1200GS Center Stand lift handle

I have reviewed several threads about lift handles for the GS, found nothing for the 1200GS, then hit on Sierra BMW's site. They carry Verholen, who makes a folding lift handle for the 1200GS.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,073
Posted By Radar
GS Adv. to work

I have been riding to work (21.5 mi. each way) for 16 years, and the last year and a half on my '07 GSA Adv. If the roads are not icy, I go.
Bill R.
Radar
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,287
Posted By Radar
Fuel pump by-pass

I would be a customer. Thanks for the desire to create and share a "fix" for this.
Bill R.
Radar
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,558
Posted By Radar
Why I like my Kaoko

I used a Throttlemeister on 2 KRS for around 150,000 miles, but changed to a Kaoko for my '07 GS Adv. At first I was not happy because it took what seemed like a zillion twists to get it to engage,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Radar
4 corners of NY Stater

North - Champlain, at Canadian border, West - I-90 at Pennsylvania border, South - Breezy Point Oark, NYC, Long Island, East - Montauk poiny, Long Island, NY

Radar
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Radar
Tinbuttu

Please read the website info...a race its not! Yep, some entrants crank big miles, while others make the minimum to finish, 1,000 in 48 hours. I'm riding to the four corners of NY...0 miles on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,795
Posted By Radar
Rider seat sticking

My 2007 GSA has a Russell seat which seems to be a tight fit. What works for me is to have the bike on the centerstand, insert the key into the seat lock, and lean onto the rear of the rider seat...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-10-2008, 09:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By Radar
Tinbuttu Rally 2008, 9/12 - 9/14

This Friday, 9/12, the 2008 Tinbuttu Rally wil start at the Dunkin Donuts in Sloatsburg, NY. Info on yhis ride can be viewed by typing in Tinbuttu Rally in your search...ignore the deadline, just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2008, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Radar
R1200GSA rear rack ideas

Take a look at using the stock rack/pass. grab bar and mounting a Jesse Safari box. It will clear the saddlebag lids, provide dry space, and can be used in a solo mount position with the rear seat...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Radar
Tire wear - R1200GSA, TKC 80's

I got 6,400 miles of dirt and slab miles, includung 3,000 on-road Capr Fear Rally miles at rally speeds with jesse bags loaded to 40 lbs. each and a tankbag. I am about 250 lbs with gear, so the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2008, 03:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,533
Posted By Radar
Planning your first "LD" ride

Don't plan to ride 1,000+ miles...plan to start with a full tank/empty bladder and to ride 200 miles to a fuel/food/bathroom site. Take 15 min. at your stop to eat the non-dairy, non-caffine bar and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 795
Posted By Radar
Happy with 10"

Based on the overall width, I purchased one of the first sets of 10" Safari bags for my '07 GSA. I am always open to new ideas about packing, and dink around with how I carry things, but do have a...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By Radar
Hotel help in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

I will be spending the night on 7/10 and 7/13 in San Luis Potosi. I will not be going into the town, and am looking for hotel ideas close to the MEX-57D and MEX 57 intersection south of town. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,125
Posted By Radar
BMW School and your bike

I had the pleasure of taking the off-road course 12/29/2007. I used one of their R1200GS, rather than my GSA. I met the ground 3 times, knocking off the bash plate on one crash. Their bikes are...
Forum: Regional forums 04-23-2008, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,716
Posted By Radar
Marine-Atlantic ferry system and time

I'm doing CT to Cape Spear and beyond at the end of June. Remenber that the ferry system does not run frequently, so the timing for them is critical. Think about planning your ride to assure the...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 568
Posted By Radar
4 Corners 0f North America

I will be starting a 20 day, 18,000 mile trip to the Four Corners of North America on June 5, 2008. My ride will begin at Cliff's Cycle Revolution in Brookfield, CT, and return back to Cliff's on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-30-2008, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,259
Posted By Radar
GSA GPS mount

Take a look at the Touratech windshield support mount for the GSA. I have used it with a Streetpilot and a 278C, both using the Touratech vibration isolating mount for that unit. Its up, visible,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 22,687
Posted By Radar
"Luggage Rack" - Jesse Safari

I put a Jesse Safari top box on my 2007 GS Adv. I used the Jesse mounting plate. and drilled the box so that it opens from the rear. The box is mounted where the passenger seat was located, so it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2008, 05:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By Radar
Radar's Fix

I had asked for help with the bars on my 2007 GSA. After reading several posts on various forum. I came up with a solution that works for me...I installed KTM Adventure bars. I had inserts machined...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,444
Posted By Radar
Russell "break-in"

I have had my seat on mt GSA for about 2 months.. When I first got it I was afraid that I had made a mistake...the "wings" really pushed under my thighs. The guys at Russell said to give it at least...
Forum: Americas 03-10-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By Radar
Room to share in Deadhorse 7/4

As part of a 20 day ride around Can. Mex. US, I will be staying in Deadhorse 7/4. The "cheap" ($125 a night , shared #? room and bath) spot will take reservations, but ask that you call a week to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,486
Posted By Radar
2007 GSA owner's thoughts

I'm 5'11" with a 34" inseam. I was more comfortable on the GS, but needed the tank, guards, windshield, etc. of the GSA. I only have 3,000 miles on "Radar" since he came to live with us 10/10, but he...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,801
Posted By Radar
Cliff'f BMW to the rescue

I have read a rant about problems with Cliff's BMW in Danbury, CT, so I thought this fuel pump problem was a chance to relay the way Cliff's has handled me as a customer since they opened. I have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
Posted By Radar
R1200GSA and Mobil/Exxon Speedpass

Tuesday morning I was ready for my normal commute to work. The day before had been like April rather that January, and I was looking forward to another beautiful ride to start my day. When I tried to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2008, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By Radar
EZ to verify OFF

When the bike is running, hold the ABS button down for about 5 sec. The ABS warning you see flashing every time you start the bike will stay on, not flashing. The ABS will remain off until you turn...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2007, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Radar
2007 GSA Fuel/Oil Gage Fritz

My new (10/10, 1,100 miles) 2007 GSA fuel gage has decided to only show full. I realized I was 280 miles into the tank and put 7.5 gallons in my "full" tank. My dealer said to come in and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2007, 05:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,313
Posted By Radar
2007 GS Adv. Handlebar options

My new (10/11) GS Adv. is a blast, but I knew that I would need to make changes to make it fit me for ld rides. I have figured out the seat and pegs, but I need to have the bars so that they require...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2007, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Radar
2007 GS Adv. bar alternatives

I would like to have the bars forward from their present position so that I was in a more arms extended position. Does anyone have any info on alternate bars or something to do the reverse of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2007, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Radar
Extended service contracts

Tomorrow is the day for the delivery of the next iteration of "Radar"...a new 2007 R1200GS Adventure. Question: I ride around 20,000 miles a year, and am considering the purchase of an extended...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2007, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 504
Posted By Radar
Tinbuttu Rally 2007

Between 4:22 pm and 7:10 pm Friday, 9/28, riders on machines as varied as Sportsters, Connies, Triumphs, Gold Wings, VFR 800's, and BMW RT's set off on quests of their own design. They are headed to...
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