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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 707
Posted By paladinwest
Maybe look at what BMW did with the induction...

Maybe look at what BMW did with the induction system on the HP2 Sport since that was the highest horsepower boxer that BMW has built to date. There is a fair amount of information on the internet...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By paladinwest
Last November a dealer offered me a $1000...

Last November a dealer offered me a $1000 discount if I factory ordered (not one on his delivery list) a new 2015 GSA. I ended up buying an in stock 2014 with a $1750 accessory rebate.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 75,908
Posted By paladinwest
I bought my K100RS from an insurance auction,...

I bought my K100RS from an insurance auction, there had been a fire at the dealership and even though none of the BMW's were damaged (other than some soot from the burning plastic, tires and oil)...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By paladinwest
Windypoint is right, I showed my 90 PD to the...

Windypoint is right, I showed my 90 PD to the sign guys I was using for a different project, their designer looked at it and said it was no problem to duplicate the decals. He gave me a rough price...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By paladinwest
You get great espresso at the BMW dealer in...

You get great espresso at the BMW dealer in Santiago. You can help at the Suzuki dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By paladinwest
In general it works like this. If you connect the...

In general it works like this. If you connect the stock horn and the Steibel on the same circuit the ZFE (body controller) will shut the circuit down because of an overcurrent event. The overcurrent...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By paladinwest
Randomly flashing LED lights.

Randomly flashing LED lights.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11,420
Views: 2,187,373
Posted By paladinwest
You are pretty close, maybe you could just zip up...

You are pretty close, maybe you could just zip up there and sort this thing out.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,315
Posted By paladinwest
Are you saying that after I spent $100+ to get...

Are you saying that after I spent $100+ to get Touratech rubber bump stops you guys are going to get them for free?:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By paladinwest
I installed the BMW 4 LED supplemental tail light...

I installed the BMW 4 LED supplemental tail light on my 2008 GSA (also on a 2013 GSA later on) and I think the current ranged between 250 and 500 mA. No LampR on any of the installed bikes. I can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 911
Posted By paladinwest
It's the plug for the control valve for the EVAP...

It's the plug for the control valve for the EVAP canister that fits in that recess in the tank. That stuff only exists on US bikes so the plug is not connected on your Canadian model. The recess in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11,420
Views: 2,187,373
Posted By paladinwest
Just so that I understand where you are at with...

Just so that I understand where you are at with this problem. Initially (sometime in December) you discovered that you couldn't fill your tire using the air hose at your (local) gas station. Since...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By paladinwest
I was at the 2014 GS Trophy event that ran...

I was at the 2014 GS Trophy event that ran through the Rockies in September 2014. The participants all used 2014 R1200GS's supplied by BMW. They were warned that if they had a cooling system failure...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By paladinwest
As long as the cooling fan is functioning you are...

As long as the cooling fan is functioning you are probably not going to see any overheat lights. Here is what BMW says about this cooling system
. Air-flow on the cooling fins on the exposed...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 890
Posted By paladinwest
Remember that a lot of the engine is not liquid...

Remember that a lot of the engine is not liquid cooled. The liquid cooling only looks after the critical areas like the head and the top of the cylinder, the rest is pretty much air cooled.
Forum: Latin America 01-15-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By paladinwest
I guess the oil cooled GSA wasn't intended to run...

I guess the oil cooled GSA wasn't intended to run at 10mph for an hour and a half towing another bike, not much air flow over the oil cooler.
Forum: Latin America 01-15-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By paladinwest
The VStrom now has 2000 Kms under it's wheels...

The VStrom now has 2000 Kms under it's wheels since the repair and although it is dribbling a bit of oil from the seal it has been running okay. They are into Chile and heading for Santiago. If...
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By paladinwest
The WeeStrom is back on the road. In a town of...

The WeeStrom is back on the road. In a town of under 6000 people they managed to find a mechanic that drove one of them around in a car until they found a truck to pick up the bike, drove 300 kms...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 931
Posted By paladinwest
2008 GSA had fuses.

2008 GSA had fuses.
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By paladinwest
They got the bike into a shop in Comandante Luis...

They got the bike into a shop in Comandante Luis Piedra Buena. Right now it looks like whatever got picked up somehow went between the countershaft sprocket and the chain and took out the clutch...
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By paladinwest
They got the bike into a shop in Comandante Luis...

They got the bike into a shop in Comandante Luis Piedra Buena. Right now it looks like whatever got picked up somehow went between the countershaft sprocket and the chain and took out the clutch...
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By paladinwest
Broken Down in Argentina

I have some friends on a trip from Ushuia to Canada. They are currently about 350 kms northwest of Rio Gallegos. One of the bikes, a 650 VStrom has taken a rock and is leaking oil badly from the...
Forum: Latin America 01-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By paladinwest
Broken Down in Argentina

I have some friends on a trip from Ushuia to Canada. They are currently about 350 kms northwest of Rio Gallegos. One of the bikes, a 650 VStrom has taken a rock and is leaking oil badly from the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By paladinwest
If anyone asks about my max speed its because I...

If anyone asks about my max speed its because I was using it in the airplane for locating off road points.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By paladinwest
You have two power leads that you want to connect...

You have two power leads that you want to connect to the battery (in addition to the OEM cables that are connected).
One of the leads is for a Lithium jump start battery that is intended to start...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-08-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By paladinwest
Does this work?

Does this work?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,077
Posted By paladinwest
That day, before they had to throw it over the...

That day, before they had to throw it over the log they only made them change the front wheel, no oil changes.

If you liked the frame mount and ease of oil change the Altrider would win because...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,699
Posted By paladinwest
Yes, you are right, when I look at my schematic...

Yes, you are right, when I look at my schematic blown up and the picture of your wires that is what it means.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,699
Posted By paladinwest
Schematic is for a 2005, I have never been able...

Schematic is for a 2005, I have never been able to find anything newer. I have used it a fair amount to trace stuff on my 2008 GSA and the colour coding has always been pretty accurate. There have...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,699
Posted By paladinwest
It shows a shield on the schematic and the wires...

It shows a shield on the schematic and the wires are somewhat thicker than what would be necessary for that type of signal. I haven't ever cut one open to see because it is not something you want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,699
Posted By paladinwest
I am not Jim but before you write off the ECU do...

I am not Jim but before you write off the ECU do make sure that the two yellow wires from the ring antenna don't have the shield wrapped into the conductor because that will short out the output from...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,699
Posted By paladinwest
Absolutely right, got stuck on a backroad when...

Absolutely right, got stuck on a backroad when the battery went dead flat (after starting the bike perfectly 20 miles earlier). I initially made the mistake of trying to start the bike with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,699
Posted By paladinwest
Just to clarify, does the bike turn over when you...

Just to clarify, does the bike turn over when you press the starter button (ignition on) and not start or does it not spin the starter at all?
I have attached part of the schematic for the ignition...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,077
Posted By paladinwest
I was at the 2014 GS Trophy, of which Touratech...

I was at the 2014 GS Trophy, of which Touratech was one of the sponsors. Touratech provided the aftermarket protection stuff on all the bikes including the skid plates. In addition to a week of some...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By paladinwest
Osram H7 Rallye - info here...

Osram H7 Rallye - info here http://store.candlepower.com/osraulhiouh7.html I am sure that you can find a supplier closer as they are a Euro bulb.
HID's ar as bright as the sun (and about as well...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,937
Posted By paladinwest
OK "You are all wrong, all of you who think that...

OK "You are all wrong, all of you who think that CANbus supplies power directly to the power outlets, the tail lights, the headlight, etc.". If you think that the CANbus is the network that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,362
Posted By paladinwest
I added the theft alarm to my 2008 GSA which...

I added the theft alarm to my 2008 GSA which involved removing the TPMS module and replacing it with a combination Theft Alarm/TPMS module. Luckily the dealer agreed to do that at no charge for me...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,171
Posted By paladinwest
You are one of the lucky ones (I assume Sydney is...

You are one of the lucky ones (I assume Sydney is Sydney, Australia, had some good times there in the past, hope to get back at least once more), up here we have winter (like it or not) so you pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,171
Posted By paladinwest
You do know that you are fighting a losing...

You do know that you are fighting a losing battle. The great god CAN-bus (which is responsible for all that is evil and unknown) is firmly fixed in the mind of every motorcycle rider that has ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,384
Posted By paladinwest
This is the rack that I built to carry my custom...

This is the rack that I built to carry my custom camping bag on my 2008 R1200GSA. The two spools at one end lock into the crossbar on the GSA stainless rack, the pins at the front drop into the...
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