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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 09:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,721
Posted By WindSailor
What are the odds that was actually a women doing...

What are the odds that was actually a women doing the riding ... Now that would be a great commercial...

BMW step up - I dare you.
😊

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By WindSailor
I understand what you are talking about - and...

I understand what you are talking about - and capacity of the battery - used to be an aircraft electrician etc. back in the mid - late seventies. But I have also forgotten a lot too. And batteries...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 638
Posted By WindSailor
This is what's key to me... I hate sitting in a...

This is what's key to me... I hate sitting in a 'cupped' seat where you are pretty much limited to movement - plus the boys don't like to be pinched.

I'm currently using someone else's old...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,031
Posted By WindSailor
Yep my battery is looking like it needs to be...

Yep my battery is looking like it needs to be replaced. The other day at 25*, the girl had issues turning over and that's coming directly off a charger (10W - 40W oil and the battery was hurt...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,994
Posted By WindSailor
This is still on my radar... But - I have...

This is still on my radar...

But - I have one question.

It looks like the bulb is fitted tightly into the cap in the installation pictures posted earlier - which makes me inclined to think -...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,610
Posted By WindSailor
160+hp... The older farts would say wrinkle...

160+hp... The older farts would say wrinkle free... That's how that works... Something 'def' should probably look into... :)


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Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,610
Posted By WindSailor
The older riders I ride with would agree - I...

The older riders I ride with would agree - I don't need the 160hp, but I would sincerely grin every time I got my fingers stretched... That never gets old...

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,485
Posted By WindSailor
Nice pictures. Good ol Oregon... What a place...

Nice pictures.
Good ol Oregon... What a place to be...

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,485
Posted By WindSailor
Congrats on your new bike. Looks similar to my...

Congrats on your new bike.
Looks similar to my back yard - just be careful of the leaves in the corners...

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By WindSailor
My OEM battery lasted about 2 1/2 years. Replaced...

My OEM battery lasted about 2 1/2 years. Replaced it with a Deka comparative battery which was great for awhile - until I forgot to put it on the charger - and let the battery go almost dead - that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By WindSailor
Trust me - your in good company here - I've even...

Trust me - your in good company here - I've even starting to take pictures along the way. That only helps if I can find all of the parts though....

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 394
Posted By WindSailor
I powered my Hyperlites by the BMW stock...

I powered my Hyperlites by the BMW stock accessory plug just below the seat on the left side. Still stays on for about a minute, but that's ok.

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,033
Posted By WindSailor
Ok, maybe I'm tired; but I'm missing this one....

Ok, maybe I'm tired; but I'm missing this one. What the gold sheen represents. Because I'm inclined to think your talking about bearing grease being dissolved on earlier models, not the 1200 series...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,439
Posted By WindSailor
The only thing I would miss on lowering my bike...

The only thing I would miss on lowering my bike would be the lean angle... I occasionally drag my boots - to which the wife gets a little bit concerned about...

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,439
Posted By WindSailor
I wear 32 inch inseam for pants - but also have a...

I wear 32 inch inseam for pants - but also have a custom seat (a little bit wider than stock) which is at the highest, along with the ESA settings gets me up there.
Love my bike.
All of that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 21,085
Posted By WindSailor
This very well starting to be on the "100 threads...

This very well starting to be on the "100 threads all people should read".
Great thread.. And input...

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,439
Posted By WindSailor
Ouch. I've got a '11 GSA. Riding two up...

Ouch.

I've got a '11 GSA. Riding two up with the ESA set for two up puts the shocks at their highest settings with the seat at the highest for appropriate knee angle puts me near to toe level... ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,439
Posted By WindSailor
Still a good read for me - even at 6.3 I am still...

Still a good read for me - even at 6.3 I am still considering a low option on the new GSA.
My GSA is our touring bike, the only complaint I have is its pretty high (high enter of gravity) for two...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,484
Posted By WindSailor
For cleaning brake dust on the car and truck - I...

For cleaning brake dust on the car and truck - I use McGuires All Wheel cleaner, for a degreaser - Presolve works pretty good.

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,484
Posted By WindSailor
Thanks - good to know. Sent from my...

Thanks - good to know.



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Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By WindSailor
I'm with you on this... That's the first...

I'm with you on this...

That's the first thing I'd check - and use dielectric grease on the contacts...

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 194
Posted By WindSailor
2" Fork Tube Light Mounts - recommendations

I'm looking for light mounts that will fit my forks on a '11 GSA.

Recommendations?

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,772
Posted By WindSailor
How about a measurement from the top of the foot...

How about a measurement from the top of the foot pegs to the top of the seat - middle.
Thanks.

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By WindSailor
That would be like "Scary Movie 6"... Some of...

That would be like "Scary Movie 6"... Some of that would be plumb ass funny - and some of that would be plum ass scary...

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By WindSailor
That would be my next move - re-bleed the system....

That would be my next move - re-bleed the system. I had to use the neighbors son - gave him ten bucks to help - to bleed the front and back brakes. I only had the bleeder open for short times when...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 840
Posted By WindSailor
It almost seems like the wire was pinched...

It almost seems like the wire was pinched...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,329
Posted By WindSailor
Yep. Each Headlight assembly and bulb have a...

Yep.
Each Headlight assembly and bulb have a specific focal point. If the two match - the beam should be similar.
What I like about the LED'S, is that their light emitters are facing either up or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,329
Posted By WindSailor
bracky72 - Yeah - that's the one from...

bracky72 -

Yeah - that's the one from Cyclops... I like the guy - and his products - but I also believe that there has to be a hole in the unit for the unit / fan to work properly - otherwise it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,329
Posted By WindSailor
Yep. Personally I'm a little bit hesitant...

Yep.
Personally I'm a little bit hesitant about leaving my Headlight assembly open to the environment with the suggested mods - but I'm getting closer to trying it. .


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,342
Posted By WindSailor
Priced competitively - anything is possible. ...

Priced competitively - anything is possible.
Just depends on what each person wants. For me, I like spots.


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,329
Posted By WindSailor
Well LED is getting closer to HID... I just got...

Well LED is getting closer to HID... I just got spammed from an outfit from China about a 3200 lumen H7, don't know about the quality of it yet. But more and more options are showing up every month. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By WindSailor
Why not tap into the stock BMW accessory plug? ...

Why not tap into the stock BMW accessory plug?
Towards the rear etc etc.

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By WindSailor
I've been planning on using my stock BMW...

I've been planning on using my stock BMW accessory plug socket on the left side below the seat. I currently use it to power my Hyperlites. It stays on for about a minute after I shut the bike off -...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By WindSailor
Def - pm me your email and I'll forward you that...

Def - pm me your email and I'll forward you that email I got - just to see what you think about it.

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,172
Posted By WindSailor
That's good to hear... Most likely to be my next...

That's good to hear... Most likely to be my next set of tires.

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By WindSailor
I just got spammed by a China company wanting to...

I just got spammed by a China company wanting to sell another H7 led option with 3200 lumens... So more options are appearing monthly... Haven't committed yet on anything...

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,279
Posted By WindSailor
I just forwarded the picture to one of my buddies...

I just forwarded the picture to one of my buddies that rides a Ducati 'aggressively' and told him this is one thing a Ducati can't do... I'll let him chew on it awhile...

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,066
Posted By WindSailor
Thought the valve was there to add torque at low...

Thought the valve was there to add torque at low rpms - closed back at low rpm - opens up with the throttle...

A couple of people has had to take them off and clean them up once they get carboned...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,279
Posted By WindSailor
Good catch - I think that sole observation got it...

Good catch - I think that sole observation got it right...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,279
Posted By WindSailor
I'll second that - looks like the pannier is...

I'll second that - looks like the pannier is touching too. No sparks - if he was sliding you would see material and sparks flying...

Trying to corner wildly with knobbies on, you get one hell of...
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