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Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bluecomet
Thanks Jim!!!!!!!

Thanks Jim!!!!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,266
Posted By Bluecomet
DDM Shipping From Where???

Arguments for HID conversion well put and for the $30 price plus a few bucks for mounting brackets from DDM it's really a no brainer. UNTIL I noted the shipping cost for the single unit....$21.00....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 48,315
Posted By Bluecomet
On a midnight train to GA

Remind me to never go near the Miami dealership. I plan to ride to the Keys when temps drop and after this, will gladly pay for towing back north if the unthinkable happens and I'm left stranded on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By Bluecomet
I'd say that if the buzz is bad enough to limit...

I'd say that if the buzz is bad enough to limit riding......take to the dealer. With the bike being under warranty you don't want to be tinkering with it too much anyway. I'd much rather let a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Bluecomet
Doesn't the charcoal canister need to come off to...

Doesn't the charcoal canister need to come off to mount the system?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bluecomet
I really like it. Your painter did a great job. ...

I really like it. Your painter did a great job. I especially like how the silver on the tank "flows" down into the TB's and cylinders.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Bluecomet
I pulled that seal out of my 1200gs with a good...

I pulled that seal out of my 1200gs with a good set of picks. Used one with a 90 degree or hook and was able to wiggle it around the rubber inside edge of the seal. Moved around the seal pulling at...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,892
Posted By Bluecomet
Never tried a sheepskin but an Airhawk saved my...

Never tried a sheepskin but an Airhawk saved my hide....or rather backside. It took a little getting used to because you sit a bit higher and you tend to "wander" in the seat a little bit. Also...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,255
Posted By Bluecomet
Preemptive strike?

After reading much of this thread I must ask the question....would it make sense to go ahead and rebuild a drive shaft at around 50,000 and include grease fittings? The cost of a rebuild sounds oh...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By Bluecomet
Second the motion on the leaf blower. Works...

Second the motion on the leaf blower. Works great in nooks and crannies as well as exposed areas. I use one after washing the bike and the cage. Really hard water down here and water left to dry...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 766
Posted By Bluecomet
'07 1200GS in 6th gear. 4,500 is my super slab...

'07 1200GS in 6th gear. 4,500 is my super slab cruising RPM for 80 mph
Forum: Thumpers 05-11-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bluecomet
So the hunt continues. :norton

So the hunt continues. :norton
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,021
Posted By Bluecomet
Look both ways........then RIDE

Sweet looking ride at a great price. How close is it to a dealership? I agree with Def, fly out, leave some time to take care of some road worthiness checks and perhaps a trip to a dealer.......get...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,627
Posted By Bluecomet
GO for it!

PorterJW, I think you should bite the bullet and get one of the new water cooled BMW R1200GSA's. It's a tad larger than a 250 but oh, what fun. With adventure luggage you can carry all your field...
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 814
Views: 96,728
Posted By Bluecomet
Thanks for the Memories

First, thanks for taking us along on your epic adventure across the country. Very much enjoying your ride accounts, pics and history along the way.

Second, I have a similar experience with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 19,575
Posted By Bluecomet
South Georgia, no recall notice received yet.....

South Georgia, no recall notice received yet.....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By Bluecomet
Good Work!

Glad to hear that the bike is running smoothly again. :clap
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By Bluecomet
Like to read your story when printed..........

Like to read your story when printed..........
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,196
Posted By Bluecomet
Before you tear the engine apart it may pay you...

Before you tear the engine apart it may pay you to pull the front cover and check out the condition of the alternator belt. Seems to me that an inmate posted a video with similar noise that turned...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,321
Posted By Bluecomet
Riding Up The Ramp

I used to ride up the ramp (8 ft piece of 2 X 12 lumber) into my pickup truck with my Honda XL 250 all the time many years ago. But then that's a lot smaller and lighter than a 1200GS. I do,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bluecomet
Oops

Yea, don't think what I was thinking. The left side has the new plunger design. The right side is more so the old style and sits in a bath of oil.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,252
Posted By Bluecomet
Cam Chain Tensioner

1150 GS used the old style tensioner with a spring. 1200 GS was upgraded to the new style that doesn't use a spring. The '07 GS has the new style already. There is no "upgrade" for them but of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-13-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,291
Posted By Bluecomet
White Stuff

Some of that white stuff, especially the piles in the earlier shots, could be ammonium nitrate. Mixed properly it is a pretty powerful explosive and is often used in conjunction with dynamite to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By Bluecomet
Vibrations, rattling, buzzing, knocking...it's...

Vibrations, rattling, buzzing, knocking...it's most hard to diagnose without being there in person or at least having a quality audio tape.

My 07 GS used to be pretty solid until they replaced...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,143
Posted By Bluecomet
Yep, the brighter the bulb, the shorter the life....

Yep, the brighter the bulb, the shorter the life. I use H4 in my truck. OEM lasted 7 years and I replaced them with a much brighter bulbs that lasted less than 7 months. But I could see really good...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,463
Posted By Bluecomet
Bummer about your unfortunate experience. That's...

Bummer about your unfortunate experience. That's what I call an expensive lesson.....or was it their lesson at your expense?

I'm just about your same size at 5 ft 11 and a 32 inch inseam. I ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,353
Posted By Bluecomet
What's the BEST Year?

Isn't that a bit like asking who's the best looking woman?

I really like the 2007....smooth, non-servo, plenty of power, easy to adjust the valves. But then again, that's the year model that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,997
Posted By Bluecomet
I had the same issue of sliding forward and...

I had the same issue of sliding forward and mashing things when I got the GS a few years ago. This trick mentioned by Kyle B worked made a really big difference for me too.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Bluecomet
Sorry to hear about the accident but sounds like...

Sorry to hear about the accident but sounds like you did get the latest and greatest out of the deal. Thanks for the offer........I was actually in Quincy FL attending the funeral of a good friend...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Bluecomet
[QUOTE=Monsignore;21904167]My Mom & step-Dad live...

[QUOTE=Monsignore;21904167]My Mom & step-Dad live in Cordele. They are volunteers on the SAM Shortline out at GA Veterans State Park. I'm so glad they told me about US19 to get to Atlanta, rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Bluecomet
Don't mind my asking, but who is letting you use...

Don't mind my asking, but who is letting you use one for 60 days and then taking it back if you don't like it?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Bluecomet
Thanks VolInGA........I live 2 2/1 hours south of...

Thanks VolInGA........I live 2 2/1 hours south of Atlanta in Cordele. It might well be worth a road trip for me to see an Adventure Track in person and give an Airhawk R a try. Most kind and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Bluecomet
Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Bluecomet
Thanks for the replies so far. Part of what I am...

Thanks for the replies so far. Part of what I am worried about is indeed spending big bucks (for me anyway) on a seat that may not work. This thing can be fickle and what you THINK would feel good...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,588
Posted By Bluecomet
Seeking Seat Advice for "Male Issues"

Adventure Rider is a huge forum so I'm airing my laundry seeking inmates who have faced similar issues and found riding solutions. I'm recovering from prostate cancer treatment side effects and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By Bluecomet
Could This Be MY Answer?

Hey RallyeX, thanks a million for posting this. I didn't know they made these seats. This could be the answer for me for two reasons.

1) I've tended to get a little numb in my male area after...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By Bluecomet
How far does it stick out? If I remember...

How far does it stick out? If I remember correctly, when I did mine (twice) I could barely get one bolt started and then had to push the slave cylinder in to get the second one started. It didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Bluecomet
Thanks Jim, I'll give the channel locks a try...

Thanks Jim, I'll give the channel locks a try and order some 1150 clamps with the new chain tensioner parts.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By Bluecomet
Asc?

I don't have ASC that flashes but I do have an ASS that sometimes flashes when going over big bumps wearing the wrong pants with no belt......wardrobe malfunction or biker's crack.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By Bluecomet
Basic Question.....1200GS Throttle Body Clamps

OK, I've got an oil leak around my left side cam chain tensioner and a clack clack clack sound on the left side sometimes when I start my 2007 1200GS. I've finally decided to pull the trigger on...
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