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Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By drswift
Don't have an explanation. Mine run significantly...

Don't have an explanation. Mine run significantly brighter than the regular bulbs, although the high beam does take a few seconds to come up to full power.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By drswift
Installing HIDs on 2014 R1200GSLC

Here’s the process I used to install a VVME HID kit for both high and low beams on my 2014 R1200GSW. Bought it on Ebay for $29 (thanks, Jim VonBaden).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By drswift
I found the plug on the right side (carefully...

I found the plug on the right side (carefully hidden by BMW) and it fits the plug for my GPS cradle perfectly.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By drswift
I have the cradle with the buttons and a short...

I have the cradle with the buttons and a short cord with a female plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By drswift
What is this plug?

Stripped down my '14 GS to add some farkels. Found this hidden on the left front under the tupperware. Is this a switched power plug I can use for a GPS connection? (The plug is slightly different...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,594
Posted By drswift
Mike, thanks for that part #. :clap

Mike, thanks for that part #. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,805
Posted By drswift
..unless it went off a cliff!

..unless it went off a cliff!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By drswift
Yeah, I'm going to add the "red knob" at some...

Yeah, I'm going to add the "red knob" at some point. I did tightene down the rings for now. Will see if there is much difference with the wife on board this weekend.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By drswift
Thanks for all the help.

Thanks for all the help.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By drswift
Thanks, guys. I'll have to take a run down to...

Thanks, guys. I'll have to take a run down to the Beemershop. I want to get a heavier spring at the same time.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 749
Posted By drswift
New help with Wilbers

Got these on a used GS with no instructions. I want to max out the pre-load for 2-up with luggage. Do I turn the screws, or what?
...
Forum: EMEA 11-03-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,342
Posted By drswift
Yeah, saw that. It looks like they don't last...

Yeah, saw that. It looks like they don't last long.
Forum: EMEA 11-02-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,342
Posted By drswift
Thanks for the insurance info. As far as buying...

Thanks for the insurance info. As far as buying something there, the consensus seems to be that you need a local "front" person to buy a bike there. Most of what seems to be selling in Ireland are...
Forum: EMEA 11-01-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,342
Posted By drswift
I looked into Stephan Knoph, and it seems like a...

I looked into Stephan Knoph, and it seems like a reasonable deal if your are going for a few months. He ships out of L.A. as well as Vancouver. He also has bikes listed for sale on his site....
Forum: Europe 05-14-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By drswift
Question Have you traveled around Lake Hazar, Turkey?

I'm looking for any info, pics, etc. from this region, as well as the town of Elazig. (I'm helping a friend do some research on his family "roots.")
Forum: Africa & Mid East 05-08-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 721
Posted By drswift
Question Have you traveled around Lake Hazar, Turkey?

I'm looking for any info, pics, etc. from this region, as well as the town of Elazig. (I'm helping a friend do some research on his family "roots.")
Forum: Trip Planning 03-04-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 18,512
Posted By drswift
Holy gas bomb, Batman!

Holy gas bomb, Batman!
Forum: Alaska 01-05-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By drswift
A flight up to the Glacier is definitely part of...

A flight up to the Glacier is definitely part of the plan!
Forum: Alaska 01-04-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By drswift
Snow?

Even with the Olympia "waterproof liners" I'd still be packing our serious rain gear for over the top, if nothing else to keep the riding suit dry. Great suggestion all around.

Is snow a...
Forum: Alaska 01-03-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By drswift
Question Riding gear recommendations

I'll be headed up to Alaska (BC, Yukon, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Valdez) end of June and most of July. Not doing Dempster or the Artic Circle.) Can't decide on which gear to take:
Option 1: Olympia...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By drswift
Not familiar with the process. Where would you...

Not familiar with the process. Where would you get it done? How is it priced compared to powdercoat?
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By drswift
Nope. Just the little "tie down" loops on the...

Nope. Just the little "tie down" loops on the lids which I will probably remove for coating if necessary.

I guess the big question is: Is it easier to remove a scratch in aluminum or have to...
Forum: The Garage 09-19-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By drswift
Question Powdercoating Alum. Side Cases?

Has anybody powdercoated their aluminum side cases with good results? Do they hold up to normal use?

I've got a set of Touratech Zegas I was thinking of doing in black. Any thoughts?
Forum: Americas 09-06-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,356
Posted By drswift
Tacker

If you are going solo, a Spot tracking device is good insurance for getting help when there is no cell coverage. It also lets the folks back home follow your trip.
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,356
Posted By drswift
Groups of two - four

++ the previous posts about groups. More than four and you'll end up having to debate ever decision or schedule change. If you are riding solo I would not try riding with a group of couples, which...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,210
Posted By drswift
Will the Givi E115 raise it up enough to work on...

Will the Givi E115 raise it up enough to work on the Touratech luggage extension rack (51-1101)?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,387
Posted By drswift
Great support

I found this discussion because I, too, was missing some straps for my Marsee Rocket Pocket tank bag. Contacted Tom Volk who put me in touch with Jack Boros in Customer Service via email and after...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-16-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 612,952
Posted By drswift
Grass Valley, CA 95945 (Sierra Foothills)

We are 2 miles from downtown Grass Valley, off HWY 49 in heart of great motorcycling in the Sierras. 70 miles to Tahoe, 50 miles from Sacratomato.

We have 5 acres, plenty of tent space, access...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-15-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By drswift
Mtn

Terms of membership require you pay a "gratuity" of $15 to your host to cover food costs, etc. For a couple it's $20. You pay a small annual memebership fee and agree to offer the same service to...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By drswift
Trip critique: My Budget Equipment

I’ve been home now a little over one week from my two month ride around the USA, and finally have time for some "catch up" postings.

If you are planning a trek or thinking about a long road trip...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
Sept. 4

Made it home
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After a long day in the saddle, I arrived home safely. All the cleaning, maintenance, and “after...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2009, 10:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
Sept. 1 - 3

Bub Speed Trials: Day 4-6

Lots of great racing with a number of new records set. Working on the International Course was really a blast. So was the scenery.

Only one more day left on my trip!...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2009, 09:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
August 29 - 31

Bonneville Speed Trials: Days 1 - 3

Got my first taste of racing on the salt. What a rush! An amazing place to be even without motorcycle speed trials. More, and lots of pics on the website.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2009, 10:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
Aug. 27-28

From Bend to Bonneville

It took me two short days of riding across eastern Oregon and down through lower Idaho to reach Nevada. From there I to I-80 to Wendover at the Utah line and settled into...
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
August 26

Along Oregon’s Cascade Range

Heading east again, I was back in one of my favorite parts of the country, with the roads all to myself. For more pics and stuff, visit the website.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
Aug. 24 & 25

On the West Coast Again

After a ferry ride to Bremerton I spent two days riding the Olympic Peninsula. The weather was holding up and so was the bike.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
August 22

From St. Mary Lake to Long Lake
 
I rode through the Park with my daughter. From there, US 2 took me all the way to Washington. Photos and story on the website.
 ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
August 21

Zen Riding to Glacier

I found 50 miles of wonderfulness on the way to Glacier National Park. It was one of those special roads that make you remember your first ride.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-21-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
Aug. 19

Got Balls?

If you have any you’ll go to my website and read about my trip through the Badlands. And while you’re there, how about making a donation to the American Cancer Society?
 ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,615
Posted By drswift
Aug. 17

Quick spin thru Wisconsin

More great roads and finally some decent weather, heading west to Duluth.

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