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Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,599
Posted By Robtarry
I ordered the Corbin (bit of a nightmare... their...

I ordered the Corbin (bit of a nightmare... their website is very early 90s) and came to regret it. Hard as a rock and made my legs splay out like a bowlegged cowboy. I'm 6'2" but with this seat i...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By Robtarry
ESA broken, or just my ass?

Ok this may seem like an odd question, but how big a difference do you guys sense when you're switching between modes? Me, I don't sense much, if any.

I can't compare to another GS as none of my...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8,078
Views: 7,597,286
Posted By Robtarry
The jacket is an Icon design from a couple years...

The jacket is an Icon design from a couple years ago (found cheap on one of those discount sites last year). The leather pants are just Gap leather from back in the day, the boots (her pride and joy)...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Robtarry
Think I figured it out. I blame the beer-assisted...

Think I figured it out. I blame the beer-assisted install. As you were. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By Robtarry
Park light bulb -- how & where (& sometimes why)

Hi there. Last night I installed on my R1200GS some "Wunderlich Micro Flooters" (two of those words are terrible words) -- aux headlights meant to increase visibility, mostly.

The final step is...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,017
Posted By Robtarry
Rotopax gas pack on top of BMW vario top case?

Thinking about this. Maybe the 2 gal jobbie. Dimensions are about perfect. Sure would be nice to get the space back that's currently taken up by a little jerry can inside my top case. Would mean...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8,078
Views: 7,597,286
Posted By Robtarry
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q552/rainyvr/0...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q552/rainyvr/05cbaa14.jpg
That's her in the mirror ;) Zion National Park
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8,078
Views: 7,597,286
Posted By Robtarry
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q552/rainyvr/1...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q552/rainyvr/16837344.jpg
Somewhere along the PCH - Brewery Creek lodge, if memory serves.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 1,004,871
Posted By Robtarry
http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q552/rainyvr/0...

http://i1163.photobucket.com/albums/q552/rainyvr/0db7dc41.jpg
Somewhere in Washington State, shot from a roadside ditch for the low-angle. In the b/g: Mt. SomethingOrOther.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Robtarry
Whew! I'm normal! (within reason) thanks...

Whew! I'm normal! (within reason)

thanks all.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,460
Posted By Robtarry
Gettin' into Gear - sometimes bike doesn't like 1st

Howdy all. Every now and then my '09 1200GS doesn't want to go into 1st gear. I have to roll the bike forward (or back) a bit to get it to clunk. Warmed up or not doesn't seem to matter, in fact it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By Robtarry
Switching to metric?

Hi all. I've been all over the manual and this site looking for an answer to this but no luck:

my 09 r1200gs was a US bike before i imported it into Canada. Is there a way to switch the onboard...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,490
Posted By Robtarry
I installed those "comfort pads" before a big...

I installed those "comfort pads" before a big cross-country trip. My wife rarely if ever leaned back enough to put them to much use. In her words they were more "teutonic comfort" than north american...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2011, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By Robtarry
Thanks for all the help gettin' us going. Using...

Thanks for all the help gettin' us going. Using the tripmeter has worked like a charm. Here's us (well, my wife and the bike) taking a break near the Grand Canyon. This was a day before a giant...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By Robtarry
Much thanks everyone! Wise words all 'round. ...

Much thanks everyone! Wise words all 'round.

I figured out the fuel guestimater on the GPS, which'll help. (mostly to calm the missus she's convinced we're going to be stranded in Death...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By Robtarry
Thanks for the tip (good to know) but no, the...

Thanks for the tip (good to know) but no, the tank was 3/4 full when I drove it from the dealer to my garage, and it just sat there for two days while I installed all the gadgets.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2011, 08:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,554
Posted By Robtarry
Help! Pessimistic fuel gauge, and we leave tomorrow!

Howdy all

After installing a bunch of farkles on my new-to-me-as-of-two-days-ago '09 R1200GS (Centech fuse block -- feeding Satellite radio, GPS and heated clothing) all of a sudden the bike...
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