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Forum: The Garage 11-27-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By FBB
From your description it sounds like you haven't...

From your description it sounds like you haven't set the charger to CANBUS.
It comes from the factory set to standard mode so you have to set it to CANBUS mode(Program 2) first.

Paraphrased from...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,348
Posted By FBB
I don't have any pics of the install. I share...

I don't have any pics of the install. I share your concern to a certain extent, but given the way the LED sits in the bulb hole tightly and the fact the dust cover only has a 1/4" hole I am hoping it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,348
Posted By FBB
I also am running the high and low beam and did...

I also am running the high and low beam and did not have any issues installing them on my 11' GS. I did take the headlight module off the bike as that is easy to do. It made installation a snap. So...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By FBB
Like you I had several different bikes over the...

Like you I had several different bikes over the years including several trouble free Harley's, Honda's, Suzuki's, etc. The bike I had just before my '11 GS was a Yamaha FJR. Fantastic bike. Reliable...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,379
Posted By FBB
Headlight Protector

Or this: http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/1200gs2013grd.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,110
Posted By FBB
Probably not a concern

My 2011 Camhead has just about 20k miles and the valves have not needed any adjustments. I have checked them every 6k miles as that was the original recommendation and is very easy to do.

They...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 847
Posted By FBB
Wayne Pastorious (Waynes Wrenching) may be able...

Wayne Pastorious (Waynes Wrenching) may be able to assist.

Go to the Pikes Peak BMW riders site http://www.pikespeakbmwriders.org/newsletter-archive/newsletter-archives-2014/
Pick a news letter...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By FBB
My '11 (bought new in 2012) gets the Yellow...

My '11 (bought new in 2012) gets the Yellow triangle when it is doing the self check as well. Once I start it, the warning goes away quickly and never shows up again.

It has done this since new...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,057
Posted By FBB
The Motorrad site is...

The Motorrad site is http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/index.html.

I did not see where the financial services used the url they sent you..
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By FBB
If you can't find it easily, I assume your 2012...

If you can't find it easily, I assume your 2012 is under warranty?
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By FBB
Have you looked at any of the Olympia stuff? ...

Have you looked at any of the Olympia stuff?

They have a line of women's size and fit gear.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,529
Posted By FBB
True Dat!!:nod

True Dat!!:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,529
Posted By FBB
"I'd make fun of the Air Farce too but my mom...

"I'd make fun of the Air Farce too but my mom says it isn't nice to pick on the downtrodden and developmentally disabled"

As a retired "downtrodden and developmentally disabled" Air Force member I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,510
Posted By FBB
Normally I would agree, but it depends on where...

Normally I would agree, but it depends on where you end up parking it.

A couple of weekends ago I went on a charity poker run. I am normally never go on these things but a good friend of mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By FBB
Depends on how picky you want to get. Taking...

Depends on how picky you want to get.

Taking the calipers off, pushing the pistons in and shimming them will help to get all the dirty fluid out if you are flushing and replacing.

In your case...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By FBB
Bleeding the brakes is the same procedure no...

Bleeding the brakes is the same procedure no matter how the air got in there.

If you haven't done so already, it may be a good time to completely change out the fluid anyway as it is 2 years old.
Forum: The Garage 04-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
Posted By FBB
No personal experience but...

A plastic repair product called Plast Aid was reviewed in the April 2014 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News and got rave reviews.

http://www.plast-aid.com/
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 390,132
Posted By FBB
R1200R handguards

"biggest issue in colder weather is the (non-)availability of good handguards for the newer R models; you can make GS handguards work, but it's a bit of a puzzle with parts from the hardware store "...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,552
Posted By FBB
Good People

They do a ride in service there as well by appointment.

We took my wife's R1200R up there and had the seat fitted to her.

They also added heat to it which she loves.

If it doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,702
Posted By FBB
Consider my 2011 GS in the weird category. ...

Consider my 2011 GS in the weird category.

The first time the "ACHTUNG I need food light" came on it showed 37 miles to pushing and the nearest gas was 45 miles.

It didn't make sense as the...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By FBB
Do you have any local shop that does seat work? ...

Do you have any local shop that does seat work?

That way you can get the seat fitted to you. My wife had that done to her bike and it made all the difference in the world
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By FBB
Don't blame you

If I had enough space and money I may have kept the FJR as well as they are a great bike.

The money I may have been able to scrape up.

Getting the space would have required I either move her...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By FBB
"That said, what is this strange sixth gear...

"That said, what is this strange sixth gear thing? I sure wish the FJR had it, but the FJRForum guys tell me I'm a whiner and the bike is perfect as is."

Funny Stuff! I always thought it needed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By FBB
did the same

I went from an 2008 FJR to a 2011 GS.

It sounds like you are a diy type. You will love how simple the valve clearance check and TBS are in comparison to the FJR. That and the fact you don't have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,915
Posted By FBB
Laugh Honda CM 200 Twinstar

I was an MSF instructor for 12 years and we would get various and assorted bikes from dealers for the beginner course.

Part of the deal for the free bikes was if a student expressed interest in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 935,552
Posted By FBB
12K mile service

Not today, but did the full 12k service on my 2011 GS last weekend. Compared to other bikes I have owned this thing is a piece of cake to do a basic service on! :deal

The valves did not need any...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,336
Posted By FBB
Odd, my 2011 will do the first 2 gears easily....

Odd, my 2011 will do the first 2 gears easily. Sometimes it will even pull 3rd. This is especially true when i get down to lower altitude.

Typically 3rd isn't the "OMG look at the pretty sky" type...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By FBB
Talking I never knew either

I am fairly new to Boxers and never knew that. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,801
Posted By FBB
Pheasant Hit. Wow!

He is lucky the pheasant didn't hit him it the head or chest!

As far as scuffs, scrapes, rock dings and such go I could care less. Part of the reason I got the GS was stuff like that really...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,801
Posted By FBB
Ditto

I did the same thing to mine only at 80 mph on the interstate. A little time with some clamps, a ball peen hammer, and a lead shot filled bag and mine open and close good again. I did have to shorten...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2013, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2,230
Views: 390,132
Posted By FBB
Skid Plate

Depending how much protection you want there is this option.

http://www.altrider.com/altrider-skid-plate-kit-for-the-bmw-r-1200-r/pcid/613-5
Forum: The Garage 10-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By FBB
Noise

Looked at the spacing on the beak? You said it had been down and maybe tweaked.

I had taken the beak off to install a oil cooler guard and apparently didn't get it quite right when I re installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,195
Posted By FBB
Hyperlites

I think Hyperlites should be paying me a commission. After I installed them on my wife's and my bikes several people I know saw them and bought them.

They have been running for 4 years on a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,527
Posted By FBB
Saet check

How many went out and looked at their seat like me just to make sure? :wink:

Of course taking it off and putting it back on may actually create a problem where none existed, but I feel better now....
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,303
Posted By FBB
That is some great work there!

That is some great work there!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,549
Posted By FBB
I normally keep the seat in the high on both ends...

I normally keep the seat in the high on both ends position.

Occasionally if I am running a long stretch of dull highway I will lower it in the back to allow me to slouch a little just for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,053
Posted By FBB
Maybe the bike was built in October during the...

Maybe the bike was built in October during the annual festival... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By FBB
My 2011 was a bit buzzy until it got past the...

My 2011 was a bit buzzy until it got past the first 1000 miles, now it is fine.

I think part of it was the engine needing to break in some, the other part the Tourance EXP's need to wear in a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,800
Posted By FBB
There are worse things than having 2 bikes... :D ...

There are worse things than having 2 bikes... :D

Here is that article they were talking about on the other thread about the GS as a sport tourer http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/2010AugGS.pdf
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,800
Posted By FBB
Yeah it could be MUCH worse! :D I sold the...

Yeah it could be MUCH worse! :D

I sold the FJR this year and took a big gulp of the Kool Aid and bought a GS.

The FJR is a great street bike, but off the pavement not so good. I know several...
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