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Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 66,806
Posted By RobStar
Well, we're putting a battery not made for this...

Well, we're putting a battery not made for this bike into it. The whole thing is a big work-around so it's hard to complain much about that challenge.

If you're expecting some sort of miraculous...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 07:57 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 66,806
Posted By RobStar
The culprit was a relay for my Stebel horn the...

The culprit was a relay for my Stebel horn the dealer swapped the hot leads on so it was always activated and was drawing some minor amperage; enough to draw down .5 volts a day. That was a two wire...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 66,806
Posted By RobStar
GMAN - Odyssey Battery Problem

First, a huge shout to JVB and others here for the tips on the install.

I bought this battery for it's reputation and from GMAN because of the modifications. Install went just fine into my 2010...
Forum: Ride reports 01-15-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 71,502
Posted By RobStar
Rock on Shawn! :clap We're so proud of you...

Rock on Shawn! :clap

We're so proud of you and can't wait to hear the stories and see the photos!

Other than myself, I can't think of anyone more deserving of this fantastic opportunity and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By RobStar
Old Coast Rd... a gorgeous bit of dirt was closed...

Old Coast Rd... a gorgeous bit of dirt was closed two weeks ago when we were up there. FYI !

Robert
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,125
Posted By RobStar
VEGASGSA (Bill) as you can see swears by the...

VEGASGSA (Bill) as you can see swears by the Avons and having ridden on and off road with him, he doesn't baby anything; he's go, go faster, go over and go through it.

So far I've tried:
TKC 80's...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,798
Posted By RobStar
I rolled my eyes and am still rolling my eyes! ...

I rolled my eyes and am still rolling my eyes! Do you do this with your car?

Maybe this might be useful as a "just thought I'd like to try it" but it seems like a waste of time and money when you...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,057
Posted By RobStar
If you plan to do this often why don't you get...

If you plan to do this often why don't you get something like an AeroStich oversuit ? I use this when I need to go to meetings and take bike.

RobStar
Forum: Ride reports 11-08-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 48,084
Posted By RobStar
Five years later and still a great trip report...

Five years later and still a great trip report before hitting the sack!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Robert
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2012, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,020
Posted By RobStar
Mine got a slight bend in a similar tip over and...

Mine got a slight bend in a similar tip over and I straightened it by hand. Never quite had the balls to push it just that much more to perfection but it's so close no one notices but me.

YMMV
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,002
Posted By RobStar
Great thread with two great fixes! I've...

Great thread with two great fixes!

I've always thought my clutch lever was way late with the switch as in 1/8" from the grip before it allows me to start in gear and now know it's adjustable.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,213
Posted By RobStar
I have the Nautilus Compact mounted up above my...

I have the Nautilus Compact mounted up above my Ohlins Mechatronic ESA shock system on the front with no problems at all on or off road. My horn gets a lot of use while working professional bike...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-08-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By RobStar
Motorcycle Tire Center will treat you right. I'm...

Motorcycle Tire Center will treat you right. I'm not sure if they'll let you do all the work but they are by far the friendliest place in town. Ask for Mel or Kevin but anyone can help you. Call...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,086
Posted By RobStar
Worth the work! I've had my Ohlins Mechatronic...

Worth the work! I've had my Ohlins Mechatronic for about four months now and it really transforms the bike into an entire new handling experience.

RobStar
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,686
Posted By RobStar
I've seen the video and photos on FB of your...

I've seen the video and photos on FB of your group doing Lockhart Basin; it's a bitchin' rough road and probably not exactly what BMW had in mind for stock bikes / components. You guys are expert...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,924
Posted By RobStar
I'm running the FuzeBlock on my wife's 650GS twin...

I'm running the FuzeBlock on my wife's 650GS twin and the Centech on my 1200GSA. Both are very good products. If I were to do it over again I'd put the FuzeBlock on the 1200GSA. The design of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,591
Posted By RobStar
You don't need a lawyer, just follow the process;...

You don't need a lawyer, just follow the process; it's a system set up for the ease of consumers and to protect them.

Patience it does require though and all your records of the problem.

RobStar
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,591
Posted By RobStar
I owned five Chevy Suburbans before I got a lemon...

I owned five Chevy Suburbans before I got a lemon and it sounds like you got a lemon. Every manufacturer ends up with a few. My 2010 1200 GSA with 34,000 miles has had a few typical problems, as...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,039
Posted By RobStar
I had Long Beach BMW do my 2010 GSA at around...

I had Long Beach BMW do my 2010 GSA at around 24,000 miles and the engine became smoother than it was the day I bought it. No more shaky mirrors going down the highway.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,454
Posted By RobStar
Why not hire someone from the dealership or...

Why not hire someone from the dealership or someone known to the dealership to ride the bike home for you? The Vegas BMW dealer has this kind of stuff going on all the time and there's usually...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-02-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,596
Posted By RobStar
Dave, that's me at about :42 in the video, three...

Dave, that's me at about :42 in the video, three motors ahead of you at :55 +/-. I was hiding behind the Mavic car!!!

It IS a lot of responsibility with a passenger on the back. My NBC Reporter...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-30-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,596
Posted By RobStar
Dave is right; pure insanity. I'm not sure where...

Dave is right; pure insanity. I'm not sure where Dave was in relation to me but I went just ahead of the leader about 100m from the finish.

I know at least one runner / idiot fell in front of a GS...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-26-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,596
Posted By RobStar
We just wrapped another great week of racing in...

We just wrapped another great week of racing in Colorado.

It was so amazing to be right there just a few feet off the wheel while my reporter did live feeds for NBC Sports when Jens Voigt soloed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,596
Posted By RobStar
Indeed Steve was cold and wet on today's stage. ...

Indeed Steve was cold and wet on today's stage. I offered additional layers and gloves but he said if Jens could do it wearing Lycra that he could suck it up. The temps during those shots were...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-23-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,596
Posted By RobStar
That's me piloting the reporter for NBC Sports on...

That's me piloting the reporter for NBC Sports on the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this week. I have an ADV sticker and my name on the back of my Schuberth helmet.

My bike is a 2010 1200 GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By RobStar
Hey Mike, I just bought the Zurich seven...

Hey Mike,

I just bought the Zurich seven year / 100,000 mile after market warranty for my 2010 GSA as I'm close to the end of the factory warranty myself.

The Zurich warranty is excellent and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By RobStar
I use the same switch that RudyBoy uses for my...

I use the same switch that RudyBoy uses for my LED Krista's and prior that my WARN WXT400 HIDs. Great value and looks just fine.

RobStar
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,997
Posted By RobStar
I live in Vegas and have ridden in 113-115 range...

I live in Vegas and have ridden in 113-115 range a good bit, plus I'm a Moto-Ref for bike races where it's close to 100 degs and we're crawling up a mountain at cyclist speed. Four bars is normal...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,144
Posted By RobStar
I'll second the mosquito head net; looks geeky...

I'll second the mosquito head net; looks geeky but if you do stop and have to work on your bike they'll drive you mad and suck you dry before you can get out your tool kit.

Unless you're headed...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,910
Posted By RobStar
Just put a Stebel Compact version on my GSA this...

Just put a Stebel Compact version on my GSA this week. Glad I got it. I think they have some in stock at Long Beach BMW.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,255
Posted By RobStar
Love my Ohlins ESA. More info in the post...

Love my Ohlins ESA.

More info in the post and thread linked below:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18661233&postcount=9
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,001
Posted By RobStar
Love them on my 2010 GSA. Perfect relaxed reach...

Love them on my 2010 GSA. Perfect relaxed reach while standing and not so high that they're uncomfortable on the highway sitting for long trips. Nice product, no regrets.

RobStar
Forum: Ride reports 05-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 49,618
Posted By RobStar
Great ride report and photos! Subscribed! ...

Great ride report and photos! Subscribed!

My wife is from the Cable / Drummond area and it looks like the trail comes pretty close their property near Lake Owen. Might be a nice ride for us when...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-22-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,367
Posted By RobStar
It's already 100-104 degs F here in Las Vegas and...

It's already 100-104 degs F here in Las Vegas and Death Valley will be hotter than that. Not exactly camping weather IMHO though the nights are still nice.

If you do come to NV I'd highly...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By RobStar
I took an F800GS out of Anchorage two summers ago...

I took an F800GS out of Anchorage two summers ago for about 12 days. Went up to Denali, Chena Hot Springs for the Aurora, down through Paxson to the Denali Hwy / Tangle River Inn, Valdez ferry to...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-18-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By RobStar
Thanks for your support Risc! Understood, I...

Thanks for your support Risc! Understood, I dislike that about my iPad too. A :D goes a long way sometimes!

Yes, the passengers sometimes move unexpectedly but not violently. If they're too wiggly...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-17-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By RobStar
Your comment Mr. Risc is both uncalled for,...

Your comment Mr. Risc is both uncalled for, unprofessional and inaccurate. If you can't add something positive why add anything at all?

It's a fun half-marathon that will finish out in 2-3 hours...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-16-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By RobStar
Riders needed for Portland, OR Marathon May 20, 2012

*** ALL POSITIONS ARE FILLED - THANKS AND STAY TUNED FOR SEATTLE IN JUNE ***

I need 4-5 riders with two-up experience to carry photographers/TV for the Portland, Oregon Rock-n-Roll marathon...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,928
Posted By RobStar
It's not that I ride hard but I do spend about...

It's not that I ride hard but I do spend about 18,000 miles a year on my bike, some of it working as a Marshal, Photo-Moto pilot or USAC Moto-Ref for bike races and marathons. We can go from 3-4 mph...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,928
Posted By RobStar
The COMF mode on the Ohlins is the only mode that...

The COMF mode on the Ohlins is the only mode that adjusts with speed, NORM and SPORT and offroad settings are consistent throughout their range regardless of speed. I personally found the that...
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