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Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,880
Posted By johnnuke
The rear shock (ESA) on my 09 R1200GS pissed oil...

The rear shock (ESA) on my 09 R1200GS pissed oil all over the place about 2 weeks ago. Had some non-ESA Ohlins put on it. Much better shocks than the originals.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By johnnuke
Fix'd

The culprit was indeed a chaffed wire coming off the O2 sensor that was shorting to ground. Dealer repaired the wire and replaced the spark plugs on the right side. Also checked the ECU and said...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By johnnuke
Just found a frayed wire coming off the right...

Just found a frayed wire coming off the right side O2 sensor which was shorting to ground. I'm not the brightest guy on how the engine management system works, but I'm guessing that would definitely...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By johnnuke
Right side primary plug - Black and sooty Right...

Right side primary plug - Black and sooty
Right side secondary plug - Black and sooty

Left side primary plug - Shiny new
Left side secondary plug - Shiny new

I pulled the plugs AFTER coming...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By johnnuke
Coffee kicked in, helped memory

Dealer also replaced the spark plugs.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By johnnuke
Mileage dropped by 1/3

Bottom line up front: Used to get 42 mpg. Took bike to dealer for maintenance. Now I get 24 mpg.

I have a 2009 R1200GS with 34,100 miles on it. Previously I have done all of my own maintenance...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2012, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By johnnuke
It's just a service minder based on time instead...

It's just a service minder based on time instead of mileage. You can clear it yourself if you have a GS-911 diagnostic tool, otherwise the dealer will have to do it. I just ignore mine and do the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,751
Posted By johnnuke
I do about 15,000 miles a year commuting on the...

I do about 15,000 miles a year commuting on the GS and absolutely love it. I had an RT for about 4 years that was also a great commuter. The advantage of a GS in my area is that when traffic gets...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,918
Posted By johnnuke
I run Conti Trail Attacks on the pig and have no...

I run Conti Trail Attacks on the pig and have no problem at all tearing up fire roads and gravel. They ain't worth shit in sand, but it sounds like they would be great for what you are looking to do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,271
Posted By johnnuke
This could be interesting...

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/10/with-bmw-connectedride-bikers-will-never-ride-alone/
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,543
Posted By johnnuke
Source please...

I keep hearing that it is illegal to install an HID bulb in a non-HID reflector, so as I say to the guys at work "Can someone please bring me the reference?" I looked all over the Va. laws and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,543
Posted By johnnuke
DDM works great

I installed DDM 55w HID's in both Hi and Low about 2 years ago. THEY WORK GREAT. Easy install. Tons of light. Never been flashed by oncoming drivers. There is some light scatter, but it just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4,727
Views: 253,619
Posted By johnnuke
Thanks for your concern...

At least you asked. Lots of folks would rather just hit us.

As an avid triathlete and cyclist I say just move as far to the left of the lane as you can. If there is a decent shoulder, we...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,747
Views: 861,778
Posted By johnnuke
Thanks for the warning...

It was kinda fun though...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,056
Posted By johnnuke
It's a compliment when a kid shows interest...

A 4 yr old asked to sit on my parked R1200GS. I put my helmet on his head and sat him on the bike while his dad took a picture. I showed him where the horn button was and he pushed it, setting off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 311,969
Posted By johnnuke
the Stebel strikes again...

Hey...Jackass...in the blue convertible...Yes, I'm sure my really loud horn interrupted your phone call, but it's not my fault you dropped the damn thing out the window...SO STOP YELLING AT ME!! Next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 311,969
Posted By johnnuke
Toll Booths

Yes, you need an E-Z pass to go through this lane.
No, you can't back up, my bike and 5 other cars are behind you.
Ok, now that you've paid, take the car out of Reverse, put in Drive and pull...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 14,701
Posted By johnnuke
Get some 1/8"x1/2" aluminium bar stock from home...

Get some 1/8"x1/2" aluminium bar stock from home depot and make your own mount to work around the ESA. Took about 30 minutes to make mine. The Stebel is great for getting the attention of the cell...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,377
Posted By johnnuke
I have an '09 GS with the stock windshield and...

I have an '09 GS with the stock windshield and winglets. I installed the winglets my self and when I drilled the holes I put them as far outboard as the metal support the screws go through would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,378
Posted By johnnuke
I put "Hang up & Drive" in 1 inch reflective...

I put "Hang up & Drive" in 1 inch reflective letters across the back of my topbox. It doesn't take any extra action on my part and it hasn't pissed anyone off yet (that I know if), but it still gets...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By johnnuke
Lots o' power

Heated pants and vest, 220w of lights plus HID's in the headlights, heated grips on high, and a heated Corbin seat (hey, it was dark and frickin' cold) and I had no problems. Your altnerator will...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2010, 01:54 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,023
Posted By johnnuke
Ok then...

Thanks Joel. If it's the metal tubing and not the braided hoses, for an 09 GS w/ ABS it appears to be:

34327722292 SET: REPAIR KIT FOR BRAKE LINES, FRONT

For $36 and an hour of my time, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,023
Posted By johnnuke
Just got my recall notice...

Can anyone tell me exactly which part numbers get replaced/added/modified by the latest recall? I hate my local dealer enough that I am just going to fork over whatever money is required to do the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By johnnuke
Cheap and works good.:D

Cheap and works good.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 951
Posted By johnnuke
I had the same issue with a filter that I had...

I had the same issue with a filter that I had leftover from my 1100RT and used on the 1200GS. It comes real close to touching but doesn't. I have 6000 miles on that filter with no issues and am...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,501
Posted By johnnuke
If it was my money....

I wouldn't buy it. From just looking at the pictures I'm not sure if you need the harness or not, but $149 is a lot of cash for something that only costs $35over at ddmtuning.com. I have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By johnnuke
You're not missing anything. DDM kits work...

You're not missing anything. DDM kits work great, throw out tons of light, and cost about the same as a couple cases of beer. I have them in the OEM headlights and will probably put them in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,594
Posted By johnnuke
If it's really important...

They'll leave a msg or call back later. Either way my phone stays in my jacket pocket with the ringer turner off. It doesn't distract me and it's right there if I really need it in the event of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By johnnuke
WELCOME:clap

WELCOME:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,909
Posted By johnnuke
I bought a bunch of new tools and the $130 reprom...

I bought a bunch of new tools and the $130 reprom simply to avoid dealing with Gengras. I had 3 tries with their maintenance department all of which ended with me being pissed off (and I'm in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By johnnuke
Just put it on the center stand and leave it. ...

Just put it on the center stand and leave it. It's all good.

If you get really bored in the middle on January, you can go out and push it around the garage. I do, but only cause the wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,583
Posted By johnnuke
What do you mean no problems? You've got a...

What do you mean no problems? You've got a LAMPF! You must not be using synthetic oil.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 862
Posted By johnnuke
It will not damage the relay but if you wire it...

It will not damage the relay but if you wire it up in such a way that the relay is constantly energized you will kill your battery due to the small (but constant) current pulled by the relay. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 684
Posted By johnnuke
Can ya give us a picture? I just looked under my...

Can ya give us a picture? I just looked under my 09 GS and didn't see anything matching your description.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,549
Posted By johnnuke
You could have it done by now...

Hell, in the time it took to put this post up, you could have nearly gotten the service done yourself. Only takes about an hour to do the whole thing. If ya get nervous thinking about it on your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,430
Posted By johnnuke
Got 7650 miles out of my Battlewings.

Got 7650 miles out of my Battlewings.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,606
Posted By johnnuke
Pick your sport...

They're all dangerous depending on who you talk to. My hobbies include rock climbing, scuba diving, triathlons, mt biking, shooting, and motorcycles. No matter which one I am involved in at any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,993
Posted By johnnuke
Fair starter bike, quick to outgrow

My wife rode one for her first bike. As discussed, the friction zone was very narrow. She rode the bike for a little over a year and then sold it to get a BMW F650. She felt it to be under powered...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By johnnuke
Frame works

My switches are also mounted on the Touratech dash, and running the ground wire to the frame works just fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,154
Posted By johnnuke
Cool..a new GS

Hell, at 116,000 miles that thing is still new.
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