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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By GSDonovan
Is there any real performance difference between...

Is there any real performance difference between 2 and 3 layer GoreTex other than durability? :ear
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By GSDonovan
The tag on the jacket describes 3 layers..."outer...

The tag on the jacket describes 3 layers..."outer fabric", "Gore-Tex membrane" and "Inner lining"....are these not the layers you're referring to?
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,124
Posted By GSDonovan
Not true....the Klim Overland has an outer...

Not true....the Klim Overland has an outer Goretex shell same as their other jackets and its only $430 retail. :deal
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,986
Posted By GSDonovan
I went the same route as you...good quality kit...

I went the same route as you...good quality kit for the money, but I am a little disappointed with the armor coverage and thickness. Also, anything that allows multiple layers is probably too loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By GSDonovan
I wasn't concerned either, but now that it threw...

I wasn't concerned either, but now that it threw an error code, its startin' to bug me now.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 626
Posted By GSDonovan
I have to usually, but not always, hit the...

I have to usually, but not always, hit the starter twice to get my GSAw to fire up. I reported this in the other threads on this same topic. This morning I actually got the check engine light (I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By GSDonovan
Ditto for me on my 14 GSAw....my bike doesn't...

Ditto for me on my 14 GSAw....my bike doesn't seem to be using any oil. My '08 GSA, however, burned a lot...had to put a quart in fairly often...just within the specs in the manual.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,539
Posted By GSDonovan
Mine varies...sometimes its very subtle to...

Mine varies...sometimes its very subtle to non-existent...and every once in a while (ie, fairly rarely) its VERY noticeable and annoying. In all cases, however, I only get surging in first gear...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,494
Posted By GSDonovan
How do you know its an update and not just...

How do you know its an update and not just overstock nearing the end of (many people's) riding season?

:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,539
Posted By GSDonovan
My 14 GSAw (6500 miles) often, but not always,...

My 14 GSAw (6500 miles) often, but not always, surges badly in first gear around 4k RPMs....love the bike otherwise. Not a big deal for me, but I'm hoping BMW eventually comes up with a fix to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 823
Views: 181,262
Posted By GSDonovan
I really like the white...I have the...

I really like the white...I have the blue...sometimes I wish I had the white though...but the blue is pretty cool....although...

:norton
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 17,966
Posted By GSDonovan
Yeah I just tried on some Klim gear and was VERY...

Yeah I just tried on some Klim gear and was VERY unimpressed with the coverage of the armor. BMW's is thicker and much wider in coverage particularly in the back armor department.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,154
Posted By GSDonovan
Aerostitch just quoted me "9 weeks" for...

Aerostitch just quoted me "9 weeks" for Roadcrafter jackets and pants, fyi...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,154
Posted By GSDonovan
Anyone out there order within the last month or...

Anyone out there order within the last month or so? Curious what the current leadtimes are for standard sized Roadcrafters...I have an email into Aerostitch too.

:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,608
Posted By GSDonovan
There are other threads on this issue...my 2014...

There are other threads on this issue...my 2014 GSAw did it...dealer did a firmware re-flash per the request of BMW NA and that seemed to cure it...well mostly. Every once in a great while it takes...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By GSDonovan
I still ain't worrying'. :norton:D

I still ain't worrying'. :norton:D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By GSDonovan
Thanks for the comments guys. I ain't a worryin'...

Thanks for the comments guys. I ain't a worryin' about it no more. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By GSDonovan
Thanks! I just got back from my dealer and their...

Thanks! I just got back from my dealer and their bmw tech (worked on my bikes for years) thinks it's normal, but he's goin to investigate further. Unfortunately they don't have any on the showroom at...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,144
Posted By GSDonovan
2014 GSAw rear esa shock assembly spins on axis

Hey guys, I haven't looked closely at it yet, but I noticed this morning leaving for work that the whole assembly rotates on its axis about 20-30 degrees or so back and forth...I'm turning it by...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By GSDonovan
My seat melted on my '08 GSA....and BMW replaced...

My seat melted on my '08 GSA....and BMW replaced it under warranty. The replacement did not melt...at least for the couple of years I owned it with the replacement seat. Its not normal, go get it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By GSDonovan
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By GSDonovan
Wowzers....what if we head inland? ...lakes,...

Wowzers....what if we head inland? ...lakes, state forests, small towns and what not?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-14-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By GSDonovan
Advice on coastal Maine routes and sites to see

Hello inmates, In mid-August I'll be taking a long weekend with a friend to do a ride through coastal Maine (up from Rhode Island). Can any of you locals out there give us some advice on roads to...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 69,220
Posted By GSDonovan
Awesome! :freaky I've been wearing a HitAir...

Awesome! :freaky

I've been wearing a HitAir vest for about 3 months now...I haven't needed it yet, but it feels good knowing I have it. It makes my wife feel better about me riding too. Its...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,313
Posted By GSDonovan
For me, its the convenience of the extra fuel...

For me, its the convenience of the extra fuel (ie, less stops)...with my Multistrada, I had to stop every 2-3 days and get gas during normal commute to work weeks which I found to be a pain. Its not...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,313
Posted By GSDonovan
I went to the new GSAw from a newer...

I went to the new GSAw from a newer Multistrada....

Multi- Fantastic engine and suspension...best backroads bike I've ever owned. BUT...VERY fragile, LOUD wind noise at highway speeds (despite...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,236
Posted By GSDonovan
"New model of switch"? Do you mean to say that...

"New model of switch"? Do you mean to say that the design of the switch has changed or ECO'd? How do you know this?

My GSAw has had no problems with the switches so far....2400 miles...they feel...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,296
Posted By GSDonovan
:lol3 I simply AVOIDED the deep mud...

:lol3

I simply AVOIDED the deep mud puddles...in 3 places on that ride I came across big mud bogs in the low areas. I had to stop and think about the path I would take...I even walked the paths...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By GSDonovan
I would think it would make the seat definitely...

I would think it would make the seat definitely more comfortable, but I wonder if it would make the seat height too tall and/or possibly give you that vague, disconnected "floating" feeling. I'd get...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,712
Posted By GSDonovan
Hmmm, so for the last two mornings, it would NOT...

Hmmm, so for the last two mornings, it would NOT start on the first crank again....so I guess the "problem" was not fixed by the firmware re-flash as I had hoped. I'll report this to the dealer who...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,296
Posted By GSDonovan
Yup, I avoided the few low muddy places I...

Yup, I avoided the few low muddy places I encountered...I've had to pick up my old '08 GSA many times by myself. With the right technique its ok, but yeah, here in New England I stick to dirt roads...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,296
Posted By GSDonovan
Wow, tough crowd here...my post wasn't supposed...

Wow, tough crowd here...my post wasn't supposed to be a "I'm tough and cool" statement....just wanted to share my Sunday morning ride and brag a little about how great our bike is.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,296
Posted By GSDonovan
A GSAW in its natural(?) habitat...

"PASS AT YOUR OWN RISK" the sign said.... :eek1....I could've used some knobbies, but nonetheless, the bike handled this unmaintained road just fine. I'm very impressed how well this nearly 600lb...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,712
Posted By GSDonovan
I and others have reported this behavior in other...

I and others have reported this behavior in other threads. My dealer investigated with BMW and they were told to re-flash (re-install) the firmware for the bike...this took about 45 min at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,830
Posted By GSDonovan
Tennis racquet grip tape works great...lets the...

Tennis racquet grip tape works great...lets the heat through and protects the grip rubber from wear...cheap and easy to replace too....also can color match to whatever.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By GSDonovan
I tried this this morning...it worked much of the...

I tried this this morning...it worked much of the time, but not always...its not just about preloading the lever...how you manage the clutch lever matters too. You have to just barely pull it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By GSDonovan
Its just a subtle little surging at low...

Its just a subtle little surging at low throttle... sometimes... its really not a big deal in my opinion.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 825
Posted By GSDonovan
Yup, me too on a 14 GSAw...sometimes a tad...

Yup, me too on a 14 GSAw...sometimes a tad annoying when going slowly in traffic, but no biggie. Maybe a future firmware upgrade will fix it?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By GSDonovan
This makes no difference for me...I pull the...

This makes no difference for me...I pull the clutch in, hit the start button and its a no go until I hit the start a second time...always fires immediately on second push.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,482
Posted By GSDonovan
Same issue for me on a 14 GSAw....I've found that...

Same issue for me on a 14 GSAw....I've found that if I shift up at the same time that I start to pull the clutch lever in...and only pull it in a tiny bit...and do it all VERY quickly WITH authority,...
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