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Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 820
Posted By Jim-Mer
Ztechnik has three different height shields for...

Ztechnik has three different height shields for the GSA...they are ultra strong and durable as they are made from polycarbonate. The parent company - National Cycle, is I am told the OEM supplier of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By Jim-Mer
Leaked RS photo? I didn't see that. I rented a...

Leaked RS photo? I didn't see that. I rented a 1150RS in Colorado in 2003 and loved the configuration.

Can you post a link to the photo? Is it legit?

Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By Jim-Mer
I knew I would get great feedback and input from...

I knew I would get great feedback and input from the inmates here...thanks so much.

*If I can get 220 - 230 out of a tank that is enough.
*Gear ratios and final drive is the same on the GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By Jim-Mer
All - thanks for your replies and insights. 200...

All - thanks for your replies and insights. 200 mile tank range is adequate I guess...hell at my age I probably need to pee at that point anyway.

It sounds like swapping the tank from a GSA...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By Jim-Mer
2015 GS or GSA???

Hi all, I'm planning on moving from a 2012 RT to a 2015 GS or GSA and I have some questions for the learned folks on this forum!

Background: I'm 63 and am strictly a road rider, and I will not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Jim-Mer
Handlebar Swap

Did a search but was not able to find the answer: Has anyone swapped the stock GS bars for something slightly narrower? On my 2009 I get a real pain between my shoulder blades on long rides /...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 354,784
Posted By Jim-Mer
"Makes me wonder if this analogy doesn't also...

"Makes me wonder if this analogy doesn't also apply to the BMW GS transmissions, I rarely hear of them breaking and when they do it is usually on bikes with high mileage."

JetSpeed you may be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,696
Views: 354,784
Posted By Jim-Mer
in my 10+ years owning and riding BMWs (yes - I'm...

in my 10+ years owning and riding BMWs (yes - I'm a n00b:D) I have found shifting varies all over the place: some bikes click like the best Japan has to offer, others (like my 2009GS and my 2012RT)...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 46,260
Posted By Jim-Mer
It sounds like you have already made up your...

It sounds like you have already made up your mind. Both are great bikes, just different.

Jim
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Forgot to add I plan to try PR3s next, have heard...

Forgot to add I plan to try PR3s next, have heard great things about them.

Jim
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
I put new Z8s on about 2,500 miles before I left...

I put new Z8s on about 2,500 miles before I left for the MOA rally, and my round trip was over 6,200 miles, so I'm at about 8,700 now and maybe have another thousand left. What sort of tire...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Deek, I think tank bags are almost a personal...

Deek, I think tank bags are almost a personal thing...what works for one person may not work for the other. I have both the larger (17L i think?) regular, and the teardrop version I used on the GS,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,789
Posted By Jim-Mer
And if you know where to look there is a little...

And if you know where to look there is a little trail that goes down into that gorge on the backside of those falls. Spent a lot of time there in high school with other folks enjoying a day in the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Check out RKA bags...lots of great features, and...

Check out RKA bags...lots of great features, and made in America. Used them for the last 10 years, That is what is on my RT.

Jim
Canon, OH
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 225,520
Posted By Jim-Mer
DOH! Got it right after all, had too many...

DOH! Got it right after all, had too many windows open, Including maybe one in my brain. Enjoy NW GA, a fabulous place to ride this time of year.

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 225,520
Posted By Jim-Mer
Oops, reply to wrong thread...my apologies! ...

Oops, reply to wrong thread...my apologies!

Jim
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 225,520
Posted By Jim-Mer
Ah, Rome GA, my hometown. Been about 35 years...

Ah, Rome GA, my hometown. Been about 35 years since I've lived there, but still a nice place, and it was a great place to grow up. The stretch between Chattannoga TN and Rome is lovely, US 27 is the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
"but generally reasonably smooth for a boxer...

"but generally reasonably smooth for a boxer g/box"

And that is my point. We know that boxer g/box are generally NOT smooth, and some are much worse than others. I have riden boxers with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Doug, i wish it was that simple. I've been...

Doug, i wish it was that simple. I've been riding motorcycles almost 50 years, and have learned every trick in the book to achieve smooth shifts. The best I have come up with for this bike is to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
I've always wondered if there is any correlation...

I've always wondered if there is any correlation between our clunky transmissions and drive line failures? Wen I shift down from 3rd to 2ndon my NEW RT, it feels like the entire driveline gets a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Jim-Mer
Well, that makes sense! That is what I was...

Well, that makes sense! That is what I was riding as well. Have fun and let us know how it works out.

Jim
Canton, OH
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,448
Posted By Jim-Mer
It really depends on whether or not you plan to...

It really depends on whether or not you plan to stay on pavement, or noodle around on dual sport type unpaved roads, and there are plenty of those up there. I recently spent 5 days doing a road only...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Doug, the LT forum is something I've never looked...

Doug, the LT forum is something I've never looked at, I assumed it was BMW LT specific instead of luxury touring. Thanks for pointing me to that one.

Jim
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
I've been looking at those sites as well but the...

I've been looking at those sites as well but the RT specific stuff is pretty thin. I had a GS before this and I was in the GSpot on an ongoing basis, as well as scanning for GS based ride...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
RT Ride Reports

Guys, I've spent a lot of time lurking on the RideReports section here, and several other sites, and never see trip reports where an RT is the mount of choice. A bazillion KLR, V and Wee-Stroms,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Metzler Z8s

All the feedback seems very positive, that will be my next set of skins!

Thanks for the info...

Jim
Canton, OH
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
CrustyAPO, the feeling of uncertaintly in turns,...

CrustyAPO, the feeling of uncertaintly in turns, especially on tar snakes, is why I want to get rid of th OEM Bridgestones. You never really feel planted in the corners. I'll give up some tire life...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Hmmm. I loved my Z6's. 7,000 was about what I...

Hmmm. I loved my Z6's. 7,000 was about what I would get out of my K12RS, but it was a lot heavier, would expect more on the RT.

Thanks for the input.

Jim
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Metzler Z8 Tires - Anyone have 'em?

Has anyone tried the new Metzler Z8 tires on an RT (or anything else)? My 2012 came with Bridgestones which I am not happy with. I used Z6's on my K12RS and they were great, and I keep hearing...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Everything you just said! I moved from a K12RS...

Everything you just said! I moved from a K12RS to a GS to an RT. Today I did 575 miles in 50 - 60 degree weather in upper Michigan, and it is truly a mile eater!

It's a keeper!

Jim
Canton,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Shaun09 I had the same challenge on my K12,...

Shaun09 I had the same challenge on my K12, trimming and test fitting before peeling the backing is required to get a good fit. I'm thinking I'll just do the inner cases, and can use the rest do the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Reflective Materials for RT Cases

Just found the answer to my own question! Does not get better than this!

Applied Graphics: http://www.reflectivedecals.com/r1200rt.htm

$35 for the set, on order now.

Now, is there...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
Reflective Material for RT Cases

On my K12RS I bought a kit that had pre-cut adhesive reflective panels that I applied to the back of the hard bags.

I would like to do the same thing to my RT, but cannot find a kit, or even...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By Jim-Mer
I put 70K on a 2003 I bought new. i'm 6'-2", and...

I put 70K on a 2003 I bought new. i'm 6'-2", and in my late 50's, and thought it was a terrific touring bike. Fast and smooth. Only problem was a leaky rear main seal, which was replaced under...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
2012 with 2011 tri color kit?

All, i have a new 2012 RT, midnight blue. I like the tri-color look (silver tones) from previous years, but the current year tri-color graphics are goldish brown, which would not look good against...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
From what i can tell i think oil and rear diff +...

From what i can tell i think oil and rear diff + theoretical torque check of fasteners is about all they do. So far I'm crazy about this bike: light, good wind protection, plenty of hard bag...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,088
Views: 331,639
Posted By Jim-Mer
New RT First Service

Hey all, traded my 2009 GS on a new 2012 RT, and wondered what I should expect for the fir$t $ervice at the hands of my dealer? The owners manual is short of details on what exactly they are...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,073
Posted By Jim-Mer
Not sure what you mean by clutch fade...is it...

Not sure what you mean by clutch fade...is it slipping, or not releasing / disengaging fully?

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,288
Posted By Jim-Mer
My '09 bangs pretty hard on the 3-2 shift, so...

My '09 bangs pretty hard on the 3-2 shift, so much that I too am concerend about the drive train components. A good deal of that stress has to be transmitted all the way through the system. Not...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,857
Posted By Jim-Mer
Jim is right, RPM helps with upshifting, anything...

Jim is right, RPM helps with upshifting, anything above 4,000 when upshifting improves things greatly. Downshifting 6-5, 5-4, 4-3 is OK, but 3-2 is painful. I don't even try 2-1 except when coming...
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