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Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,456
Posted By GSman
Shocks are most definitely a weakness on the GS/GSAs...

My first 1200 GSA (2009) blew its rear non ESA shock in December 2012 (3 ˝ years) at 55,000 miles. The oil emptied in a few minutes while riding, spraying the entire rear of the bike (tire, shaft,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,140
Posted By GSman
2009 F650GS Twin stator failure @52,000 miles

No catastrophic failure per se, the stator simply quietly stopped charging the battery during a ride and left my wife stranded in the middle of nowhere in Arizona 3 hours into a ride when the battery...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-11-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 78,302
Posted By GSman
If the unit did work for a while with the new...

If the unit did work for a while with the new digitizer, it could possibly be a cable connection issue, but I would not exclude the odd faulty new digitizer. These things will typically live for a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-11-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 78,302
Posted By GSman
OK, feedback and LESSONS LEARNED from one more...

OK, feedback and LESSONS LEARNED from one more successful digitizer replacement...<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Symptom: Zumo...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2011, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6,246
Views: 1,219,981
Posted By GSman
525 range with 14 liter tank

14 liters is 3.7 gallons. Depending on how you ride, the 520/525/530 in off road "adventure" mode (i.e. Forest Service type roads between 30 and 50 mph) will get between 40 to 50 miles per gallon....
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6,246
Views: 1,219,981
Posted By GSman
LOWERING YOUR 525 (on the cheap!) ...

LOWERING YOUR 525 (on the cheap!)
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Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,509
Posted By GSman
Anakee 2 from Arizona to Alaska

As promised, although much delayed, here is my feedback on Anakee 2 on 2009 1200 GSA for an 11,000 miles trip Flagstaff, AZ to Prudhoe Bay, AK to Flagstaff, AZ in June 2010. Per previous posts I have...
Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6,246
Views: 1,219,981
Posted By GSman
FIX for Baja Designs side panel fuel tank attachment problem

Following on FakeName post (great pic by the way J), I have the Baja Designs side panel auxiliary tank (https://www.bajadesigns.com/NET/P-260499/Fuel+Tank%2c+Side+Panel+04-07+Ktm%2c+Orange...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2010, 12:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,046
Posted By GSman
Your TAT Garmin route

This is a great trip, congratulations to the 4 of you!
I am back from a Flagstaff (AZ) / Prudhoe Bay (AK) / Flagstaff (AZ) roundtrip in June with Liard, Top of the World, Dalton, etc. -- 35 days...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 62,133
Posted By GSman
You are right Cruiser, I should have specified 40...

You are right Cruiser, I should have specified 40 mpg "following my 54 year old wife on her XT225 on forest roads"! <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"...
Forum: Thumpers 09-27-2010, 02:04 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 62,133
Posted By GSman
15 hours or 100 liters

The 2004 KTM Owner’s Manual states (p.20) that the oil change intervals is “15 hours or 100 liters of fuel.” How does that compute? <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2010, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,283
Posted By GSman
Like so many out there it looks like I will have...

Like so many out there it looks like I will have to wait for the Heidenau.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2010, 12:19 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,509
Posted By GSman
I will post how the Anakee 2 handle the AZ to AK...

I will post how the Anakee 2 handle the AZ to AK to AZ trip.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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I too often wonder about the wide...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 32,509
Posted By GSman
BattleWing were OEM in my 09 1200 GSA too....

BattleWing were OEM in my 09 1200 GSA too. Changed them at 10,600 miles before a 3,000 miles trip but they had another 1,000 to 2,000 miles in them when I got them out. Replaced them with Tourance....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2010, 12:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,283
Posted By GSman
150/70-17 "enduro" tire (neither "dual sport" nor "knobbies") for 1200 GSA?

I did the search and did not find a thread that answers the question :cry.

So here it goes: the 1200 GSA (2009) spec for rear tire is 150/70 R 17. This is no problem when it comes to put either...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-18-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,079
Posted By GSman
I agree with YetiGS. Do not worry about weight. I...

I agree with YetiGS. Do not worry about weight. I am 6' and 225 Lbs (on the good days), pushing 230 after Christmas, Thanksgiving, and any other good excuse, and I cannot feel much difference in net...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-16-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,079
Posted By GSman
Wink 800cc maybe(?), but if yes, which one?

The real question is: what type of ridding do you plan? The so called F650GS shares the same 798cc engine as the F800GS (with slightly different cams) and in fact the two bikes should have been named...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2009, 12:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263
Posted By GSman
One drawback for me is that the lids have 2...

One drawback for me is that the lids have 2 latches and come off completely, unlke the Jesses which hinge to the side and make a nice little table. The other drawback of the dual TT latches is that...
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