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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By rdcyclist
Don't go ride one unless you're ready to buy. My...

Don't go ride one unless you're ready to buy. My '15 GSAW is the best bike I've ever owned and I've had a few over the years. It is also my fifth GS and replaces my '10 (which will go on the market...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,868
Posted By rdcyclist
I have no experience with the 1150 but on my...

I have no experience with the 1150 but on my R12GS, I fabricated a Y-pipe years ago to replace the cat. First one was just cat removal and the second one was for a low pipe to run a full size left...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By rdcyclist
Exactly. Ride it hard up hills, short shift it...

Exactly. Ride it hard up hills, short shift it and decelerate hard for 50 miles or so. Then change the oil when you get home. Ride the piss outta it for the rest of the time you own it and you can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By rdcyclist
BMW makes one as does Wunderlich and Touratech. I...

BMW makes one as does Wunderlich and Touratech. I think all of them are 12mm rods. The BMW is the best one but it is also the most expensive.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,092
Posted By rdcyclist
Another Super Tennis Shoe owner rationalizing why...

Another Super Tennis Shoe owner rationalizing why his cheaper bike is as good as the more expensive ones. In your post I don't see any reference to your experience riding either the GS or the KTM so...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By rdcyclist
Yes this mirrors my experience with them. The 4's...

Yes this mirrors my experience with them. The 4's are the best tires in the wet I've ridden.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By rdcyclist
I wouldn't do it. Gonna make the bike handle...

I wouldn't do it. Gonna make the bike handle funny cuz the rear of the bike is lower so the fork rake/trail gets weird. Last thing you want with these bikes is slower steering. My suspension guy had...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By rdcyclist
Yep, you're right.

Yep, you're right.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,561
Posted By rdcyclist
Are we talkin' Hex/Camheads with 110-19 front and...

Are we talkin' Hex/Camheads with 110-19 front and 150-17 rear? Or LC with 120-19 front and 170-17 rear?

On the Hex/Camhead bikes I've been running PR1/2/3/4's for years. Typically I'll get 25k out...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By rdcyclist
I'm running the Vario topcase in the pillion...

I'm running the Vario topcase in the pillion position on my GSAW. Like you, I don't care for the Adventure top case so I bought the Vario case when picked up the bike. If you're coming from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By rdcyclist
The shaft is only available as an assembly from...

The shaft is only available as an assembly from BMW. The only way to avoid dropping a grand on a new shaft is to get it rebuilt by Bruno: http://www.brunos.us/ . I believe he charges three hunnert...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 440,992
Posted By rdcyclist
Yes. :norton

Yes. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,683
Posted By rdcyclist
For me, the biggest problem with the OEM GSW/AW...

For me, the biggest problem with the OEM GSW/AW hand guards is the crap aerodynamics. The horizontal ribs are there to add stiffness to the guard and with the partial wind deflectors seem to create a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By rdcyclist
^^^What Jim sez. An HID conversion is probably...

^^^What Jim sez. An HID conversion is probably better than the LED and will cost about a tenth of the LED parts. My HID low beam in my previous Hex/Camheads worked better than the LED in my GSAW. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,738
Posted By rdcyclist
The Iron Butt Rally and their ilk will take you...

The Iron Butt Rally and their ilk will take you down the stupidest roads at all hours. Shit breaking down when you have as much on the line as I do in these events is something to be avoided....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,738
Posted By rdcyclist
I've run the biggest one Shorai makes in my GSA...

I've run the biggest one Shorai makes in my GSA for the last coupla years with no trouble whatsoever starting the bike in cold, hot, medium, etc. It's about twenny pounds lighter (not really but its...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 741
Posted By rdcyclist
I ran a Shorai in my '10 Adventure for a coupla...

I ran a Shorai in my '10 Adventure for a coupla years and was more than satisfied with it. Spun the engine harder than the big-ass Odyssey and made the stocker seem like a toy. The biggest Shorai...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,290
Posted By rdcyclist
Sez the guy with all of four posts on this forum....

Sez the guy with all of four posts on this forum.

Please don't take this the wrong way Woz (or Jim) but while the esteemed Mr Bade provides very valuable contributions to this community, he...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By rdcyclist
No, the Hexhead is the 2004-2009 engine. The...

No, the Hexhead is the 2004-2009 engine. The Camhead is the 2010-2013 engine. I would suggest the '08-'09 version. If you were extremely motivated, you could split the cases and pull the balance...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 406
Posted By rdcyclist
No, NO, NOOOOOOO... The left side one is the...

No, NO, NOOOOOOO...

The left side one is the drain for the cap. When it rains water drains out of the channel around the cap and down that tube. When you overfill the gas tank, the gas drains out...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By rdcyclist
Wow. Bummer. Yeah, pretty much any Hexhead...

Wow. Bummer.

Yeah, pretty much any Hexhead motor will fit your HP2. I would suggest the later ones just cuz they have more juice.

www.beemerboneyard.com is your friend. fleaBay can also be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,112
Posted By rdcyclist
The older servo ABS bikes, '04-'06 used a ring...

The older servo ABS bikes, '04-'06 used a ring with more slots than the later bikes. There is no difference between the Adventure and non-Adventure rings. It's strictly an ABS type thing.

If...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,290
Posted By rdcyclist
Exactly so.

Exactly so.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,290
Posted By rdcyclist
The drilled out bolt at 2:30 is a nice touch.

The drilled out bolt at 2:30 is a nice touch.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By rdcyclist
Headlight is the only place I know of that meets...

Headlight is the only place I know of that meets your requirement. You can easily tap into it inside the headlight if you don't like Vampire Taps. I've done it for HID conversions before PnP was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,290
Posted By rdcyclist
Exactly.

Exactly.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 446
Views: 59,290
Posted By rdcyclist
About f*ckin' time. I've personally had four...

About f*ckin' time. I've personally had four flanges crack over the last ten years. I've seen three more of them on friend's bikes. NONE of them were over-torqued. All them were crap design from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,411
Posted By rdcyclist
Sweet. Any notable differences in power delivery...

Sweet. Any notable differences in power delivery or overall performance? Still get the flat spot at 4200rpm? Gas mileage?

:ear:ear:earI'm all ears...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,771
Posted By rdcyclist
I took a good hard look at the R bars and they do...

I took a good hard look at the R bars and they do have less rise and pull back than GS bars. The Rox 2 inch risers will make up the difference and then some. I'll let you know how the conversation...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,102
Posted By rdcyclist
Bad news: Any dealer can easily swap out the...

Bad news: Any dealer can easily swap out the bodywork to whatever color you desire as long as it's White, Blue or Olive Green.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By rdcyclist
It's the God's own Truth. Mayer has actually...

It's the God's own Truth. Mayer has actually closed his shop and my friend has had several, like five or six, seats done by him. I believe Rick is attempting to work through his fuck up and get seats...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By rdcyclist
I know you think you know what you're talking...

I know you think you know what you're talking about but you really don't. The Puig is a fine screen for a buck and a quarter; a huge improvement over the stock screen. But it's not even in the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,102
Posted By rdcyclist
Yeah, those mirrors are the worst. I have no idea...

Yeah, those mirrors are the worst. I have no idea how a mirror that is so optically flawed as those mirrors made it onto a 24 grand motorcycle. The shape is funky but the problem I have with them is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By rdcyclist
Russell. If I wasn't doing LD stuff for days on...

Russell. If I wasn't doing LD stuff for days on end and if I wanted something more comfortable than stock but needed off road flexibility, then Sargent. But for ALL Day comfort, Russell is the best. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By rdcyclist
GSAW Low Pipe/Full Size Jesse Right Bag

As anybody who knows me can attest, I'm a bit peculiar with regards to how I set up my bike for LD riding. I've been at it with GS's for over ten years so I suppose I should be excused a bit of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,771
Posted By rdcyclist
Here's a pitcher of the bars with the Aeroflow...

Here's a pitcher of the bars with the Aeroflow screen. I do get some interference with the mirrors but it's a full lock and I think I can live with that.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,771
Posted By rdcyclist
I was at SanHo BMW yesterday and yes, the R bars...

I was at SanHo BMW yesterday and yes, the R bars will work from a standpoint of bolting to the bike and they are fully 3 inches narrower: 21 inches across the inside of the grips. You could even take...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By rdcyclist
I've got the Aeroflow off my Camhead modified and...

I've got the Aeroflow off my Camhead modified and mounted to my GSAW. Took several iterations and I've probably got one or two more. Right now I'm running in a fixed postion without the adjustable...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By rdcyclist
This is what I used: ...

This is what I used: Castrol 06410 Power RS 5W-40 4-Stroke Motorcycle Oil - 1 Quart Bottle, (Pack of 6)...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,595
Posted By rdcyclist
I have a Sargent Low seat for sale. Well,...

I have a Sargent Low seat for sale. Well, actually its not for sale right now because I haven't gotten off my ass and posted the ad but it will be for sale any moment. I'm 5'9" with a 31" inseam and...
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