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Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,014
Posted By BMW JEEP
Maybe give things more time.

You've received a lot of advice. I'll give just one more way of looking at it.
Most folks would agree that even the most overwhelming grief is relatively temporary in the big picture. Selling ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,276
Posted By BMW JEEP
worked just fine on a different bike

I got the same lever for my Dakar. Everything fits and works fine. BTW, be careful to use thread lock instead of chancing over-tightening the little length adjustment screws. The lever its self is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By BMW JEEP
Some lessons learned

Apologies for the second intrusion, but your question has caused me to have flashbacks from my own experience that I would not want a fellow rider to have to deal with. For all I know, you may have...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By BMW JEEP
Ended up the more expensive OEM Rotors

Howdy,
I bought a used 05 R12GS from a dealer. My experience turned into a long saga, which I will spare you from. But, in short, when I test drove the bike, there was a perceptible juttering in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,278
Posted By BMW JEEP
Kinda lucky

After you get the proper torque thing squared away, and looking back, you're kinda lucky the bolt broke rather than the threaded boss it screws into. I made made the mistake of over-torking a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,857
Posted By BMW JEEP
Picking it up?

Hello and welcome. I admire your determination and hardiness, but I can't help but wonder how difficult it will be for you to learn about the overall balance and handling of your new GS under these...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,043
Posted By BMW JEEP
Out The Door

I would offer him something like $18,500 OUT THE DOOR and work with him to help with tax, tags, registration and other nickel and dime stuff that comes up after you've already committed.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By BMW JEEP
Parking light?

I recently had a persistent 'lampf'. Couldn't' figure it out till I noticed the little inconspicuous parking lamp was out. Relatively new bike. You probably already checked, but thought I'd mention...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,624
Posted By BMW JEEP
Haynes Manual wiring diagram

FWIW, if you haven't already finished the project, the Haynes diagram shows the right turn signal wire as blue with yellow stripes and the turn signal cancellation wire as blue with white. I know...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 69,776
Posted By BMW JEEP
Highly recommend renting a bike for Rawhyde

This is somewhat off the topic of which bars to get, but you also mentioned a goal of taking the Rawhyde course. Been there and done that, twice. I could be wrong, but it sounds like you're gearing...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 10:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,210
Posted By BMW JEEP
screen angle setting

I don't know what others have found doing this, but I find that adjusting both my Cee Bailey on my 2012 and my original OEM screen on my 1150GS that flattening out the screen ( least vertical...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By BMW JEEP
ColorRite

You might try here, if you haven't already. They have most BMW colors I've looked for in touch-up, spray and cans.

http://www.colorrite.com/department/bmw-10, they :016.cfm

Good luck, Curt
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,909
Posted By BMW JEEP
Been there

Would suggest you PM me to arrange a time to call and discuss the many facets of the Training.

Sincerely, Curt
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By BMW JEEP
A bit of advice regarding Rawhyde on you new bike

Not sure if you're gearing up for the Rawhyde training experience with your TT stuff, etc., but If I were you you, I might ride my new bike to the Rawhyde Training Facility, but strongly recommend...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,163
Posted By BMW JEEP
Wunderlich Foot Spray Protectors

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GSADV/8600307-308.html

Here's a link to some foot guard/splash protectors from Wunderlich. Might be more than you're looking for, but they look...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By BMW JEEP
Cee Bailey GSA on my '05 & '07 R1200GS's

Regarding the the lower bracket mounts (OEM), they are the same for the GS & the GSA, so the existing bracket doesn't need replaced.

If you wanted to set your self up with a Cee Bailey GSA screen,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By BMW JEEP
Motronic(?) probably needs reset

I low-sided my 1150 on a slight uphill, such that the reservoirs got upside down enough to cause a fault. It did something that required the dealer reset the fault. Brakes were fine after that.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By BMW JEEP
Thanks anyway! Now it takes slightly longer...

Thanks anyway!

Now it takes slightly longer for my hand to go numb (damnit!)

Curt
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By BMW JEEP
Worked like a charm

Thanks guys, straight forward and already done. Now to see if my hand will stop going numb after 20 minutes. Sure do miss the cruise control that was on my RT.

Curt
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By BMW JEEP
sounds too easy

Vegasgsa, if I might,

Are you saying that the handlebar cables can be moved from in side the fork tube on either side by:
1. Pop off the fork tube cover cap.
2. Remove the 14mm nut holding the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By BMW JEEP
looks like my Wunderlich Bikestart plug

If you follow the wires (black and red), they should go straight to the battery terminals. If so, you will probably want to go to the Wunderlich site and get the matching jumper cables. With it, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,419
Posted By BMW JEEP
One other consideration

When you transition from hard pack or asphalt to gravel the first time, it's a good idea to try to hit the gravel head on rather than during a turn. It's pretty easy to plow the front end on loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,419
Posted By BMW JEEP
Forget that you have a front brake on geavel

I learned the hard way. If you're on gravel, keep your fingers off that front brake. Unless you're holding at a stop uphill, you'll want to keep that right hand wrapped around the throttle. After...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By BMW JEEP
Ordered some from Amazon-Thanks to all

Zigy,
Thank you for posting this interesting question.

Before opening this thread, I had no idea that piviting risers were even available. I have been living with a numb right hand after 30...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,212
Posted By BMW JEEP
Which ROX

Jim,
Rox offers those you have pictured above (Elite?), but do you know if the anti-vibration Rox will fit the '10-'12 GS without extending handlebar cables?
Also wondering which size (diameter)...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,450
Posted By BMW JEEP
I agree, they set you up for failure. I'd go back...

I agree, they set you up for failure. I'd go back to them (as recommended above) and confront them with the insurance question.

I would also tell them that you are sharing your experience with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By BMW JEEP
I recenlty bought the exact same bike

Hi Brian.
Same here. That GS low seat is not very comfortable.
Here's something you may want to consider: the regular height TB came with a seat that has 'GS' molded into each side. Kinda cool....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,551
Posted By BMW JEEP
May not fit with certain cylinder head protectors and crash bars

I put a full stainless Ztechnik on my '07 R12R and was pleased with the sound. It sounded stock at idle, but roared under acceleration.

Anyway, I removed it before trading in the R and sold it on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,237
Posted By BMW JEEP
older thread

Before anybody gets too excited, note that this thread was started in the Spring of 2010 after the release of the then new camhead. Just FYI.

Curt
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By BMW JEEP
Anakee 3's?

If you intend to do mostly slab, but want the ability to do some mild off road, you might consider the new Anakee 3. I've had them on my new GS since day 1 and now have almost 4K miles them. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,051
Posted By BMW JEEP
Yeah, could be bad gas. Draining the tank is no...

Yeah, could be bad gas. Draining the tank is no fun, but maybe you could add a curative dose of Sta-Bil or Startron to make sure your gas has fewer contaminants.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,993
Posted By BMW JEEP
healthy respect for batteries

The timing of this thread is perfect. I just installed a Wunderlich BikeStart system on my '13GS (makes for a very accessable and safe battery jump set up). After seeing how tight the space is around...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By BMW JEEP
Dealership should know

Without any other input on this, my next move would be to ask my local BMW parts dept. They're used to me asking all kinds of questions. If you don't find any more out here or don't have a helpful...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,214
Posted By BMW JEEP
I noticed that metal valve stem on my new bike,...

I noticed that metal valve stem on my new bike, but wasn't sure if it was an upgrade to laced wheels since my last '05 GS or if it was unique to those with TPM.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,214
Posted By BMW JEEP
Good for you

Seems like you're on your way to sorting it out. I hope the fix doesn't get too pricey, but it seems to be a really smart safety intervention when riding in the rain and if a wheel should brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,214
Posted By BMW JEEP
I don't know if a BMW Dealership can or will...

I don't know if a BMW Dealership can or will provide detailed production information using the VIN, but seems like they ought to be able to. If they can't, you might start a new thread here and see...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By BMW JEEP
More info needed

It always helps to provide year, model, source of accessory, or OEM, tail light unit (BMW, Touratech, etc).

I put an aftermarket LED tail light unit made by Hornig on my '05 R12GS and, as I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,086
Posted By BMW JEEP
Refinishing the used one

Just FYI, if the used one you are buying is scuffed or marred beyond your liking, I've found that Dupli-Color Silver Wheel Spray Paint (available at auto parts stores for about $6 a can) is very...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,051
Posted By BMW JEEP
Throttle cables seated properly?

Though it doesn't sound like you messed with the tank, it's behaving like the end of one of your throttle cables is not seated in it's hole properly. They're just above the cylinder and easy to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By BMW JEEP
Available on Amazon

Here's a link to an Amazon listing for a 4' roll of 2" inch velcro. This is way more than you need and there are smaller pieces thst can be found, but I've had this around and have found many uses...
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