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Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,204
Posted By rideLD
Maybe its a transmission seal leak? That would...

Maybe its a transmission seal leak? That would smell like burnt oil each time you start the bike because it may drip onto the cat. Check for dirt build up around the seals.


It would look like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,204
Posted By rideLD
Any chance you spilled a couple of drops on the...

Any chance you spilled a couple of drops on the engine or headers?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,204
Posted By rideLD
This is great advice. I would add that you...

This is great advice.

I would add that you should never top off a Hexhead, CamHead or WetHeat engine unless there is no oil visible in site glass after a long ride/ 5 minutes on side stand/ 5...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,619
Posted By rideLD
Ding Ding Ding! I would agree. I rode a buddies...

Ding Ding Ding! I would agree. I rode a buddies with a Black Dog skid plate and my leg roasted. The skid plate under the cat was so hot I could barely touch it. The heat is barely noticeable with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,739
Posted By rideLD
+1 My 14 GSA came with them and I am really...

+1 My 14 GSA came with them and I am really impressed with them on the road and it the wet. I think they might give the Pilot Road 3's a run for the money.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By rideLD
You are getting all kinds of error messages most...

You are getting all kinds of error messages most of us have never seen. Is it possible your firmware is corrupt?. An update gone askew? Maybe try reinstalling your firmware?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Posted By rideLD
No, but it looks pretty nice! ...

No, but it looks pretty nice!
http://www.corbin.com/bmw/bmwgs12cds13e.shtml

I guess you will have to be the Guinea Pig.:D

I have owned plenty of corbins on past bikes (mostly sport bikes) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,438
Posted By rideLD
Interesting thought. You may be right. The...

Interesting thought. You may be right. The computer definitely knows what % the fly by wire throttle is open and I guess it is possible it knows how much fuel is being sprayed into each cylinder by...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,438
Posted By rideLD
Run your range down to 1 mile and report back...

Run your range down to 1 mile and report back :lol3

But in all seriousness the computer only has so many sensors to measure fuel usage. One of them is the gas gauge which we know has a lot wiggle...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By rideLD
Thanks. Last question.. Can you still adjust the...

Thanks. Last question.. Can you still adjust the screen height using the OEM knob or do you need to first loosen the strengtheners before you can adjust the height? I guess if the latter is true it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,038
Posted By rideLD
My 14 Adventure screen will wobble above 90 mph...

My 14 Adventure screen will wobble above 90 mph and when passing trucks. Do you need to order 2 of these for the Adventure model? How long did they take to arrive state side?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,438
Posted By rideLD
Your mileage will probably improve if you don't...

Your mileage will probably improve if you don't calculate it via the computer. The computer is usually off by over 5 mpg.:deal
Which is why I asked the OP what method he was using to calculate his...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,296
Posted By rideLD
I think the difference is that I use very high...

I think the difference is that I use very high quality custom molded in ear monitors. With this level of fidelity you can hear any electrical interference which with Autocom means a boatload. If you...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,296
Posted By rideLD
I used AutoComm for 10 long painful years and...

I used AutoComm for 10 long painful years and over 200K miles. I spend thousands of dollars on their buggy, buzzy, worthless crap. Over the years I had to replace so many of their parts that i lost...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,488
Posted By rideLD
Definitely not the case on the GS. With the...

Definitely not the case on the GS. With the Sargent you can stand all day in complete comfort.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,296
Posted By rideLD
I think its actually a safety thing. If you tap a...

I think its actually a safety thing. If you tap a jog wheel on your helmet, your eyes never leave the road. If you have a handlebar control you typically have to take your eyes off the road
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By rideLD
My 2014 GSA LC makes all kinds of valve train...

My 2014 GSA LC makes all kinds of valve train noise. It got worse when I put on a full coverage skid plate (I think it echos up.) In my case the noise is perfectly normal and every LC bike I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,001
Posted By rideLD
I put 50K on my 05 and not one problem. Current...

I put 50K on my 05 and not one problem. Current owner has it up around 75K I think. i put 50K on my 07 and not one problem with that bike either. My 14 Adventure only has 1500 miles on it so far. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,296
Posted By rideLD
I wonder if it is not firmware related but...

I wonder if it is not firmware related but hardware. My unit does not have any ear splitting beeps, no issues with volume whatsoever. In fact I have yet to experience any of the issues that people...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,488
Posted By rideLD
I fixed mine with JB Weld. I think it is much...

I fixed mine with JB Weld. I think it is much stronger now. I called to see if they would just send me out a new plastic doo-hickey which is clearly user replaceable but they told me they needed the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,488
Posted By rideLD
It was really easy and took about 5 minutes to...

It was really easy and took about 5 minutes to install. I just got out my trusty test light and found a keyed power source to tap for the trip wire that tucks just to the right side of the front seat...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,488
Posted By rideLD
I think the confusion lies in the fact that we...

I think the confusion lies in the fact that we are talking about 2 different bikes here and the seat height differences come from 2 places. 1- The seat. 2 - The suspension.

On the 2014 LC...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,938
Posted By rideLD
I think if you switch modes then go back, it...

I think if you switch modes then go back, it reverts to the default suspension settings for said mode. It will stay selected until you switch modes.
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,296
Posted By rideLD
Is it really possible for a small company to...

Is it really possible for a small company to monitor all the hundreds of message boards on the internet?:ear

I bet if you send them an email or call them you will get a prompt response. I always...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 19,296
Posted By rideLD
I hate to say it but this is the case with any...

I hate to say it but this is the case with any early adopted tech product. Keep in mind that mostly people having problems are posting. Its really hard to get a feel for how bad the roll out really...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,488
Posted By rideLD
I would say that they are telling you the truth....

I would say that they are telling you the truth. This is not a problem for me with the Sargent Seat. I find it much less sloped than the stock seat. Even the 14 GSA stock seat was not as sloped as my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,438
Posted By rideLD
Are you basing those numbers off of what the...

Are you basing those numbers off of what the computer shows or manually calculating your mileage?

My 2014 Adventure has so far averaged 39.78 since new. It has just over 1500 miles on it now. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,121
Posted By rideLD
:deal

:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,106
Posted By rideLD
Those folks at Altrider are going to give...

Those folks at Altrider are going to give Touratech a run for their money. I took a close look at many of their parts at the MOA rally and I was very impressed. Well engineered and well executed....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,693
Posted By rideLD
Yes

Yes
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By rideLD
Its very rare for a bulb to explode. I have heard...

Its very rare for a bulb to explode. I have heard that touching bulbs with bare skin leaves an oil on the bulb which causes hot spots which will eventually cause it to explode. Could that be what...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By rideLD
This is the truth. Those guys hate it when you...

This is the truth. Those guys hate it when you ride around the outside of the them waving in an upright seating position. :wave

The only thing I would add is dual sport tires such as Anakees and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,122
Posted By rideLD
I like them both as well. I tend to do a...

I like them both as well.

I tend to do a lot of long distance riding and like the range of the Adventure so I chose that one. I also have a 34" inseam and like the extra leg room. I also spend...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,693
Posted By rideLD
Mine was in the mail today as well:clap

Mine was in the mail today as well:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,046
Posted By rideLD
Everyone knows that BMW accountants are...

Everyone knows that BMW accountants are adrenaline junkies. They demanded more horsepower, lighter, faster revving and higher revving engines.:D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-30-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By rideLD
The iPhone app was released today :clap ...

The iPhone app was released today :clap

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ridingsocial-motorcycle-recording/id899213508?mt=8

Android app is still comming
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By rideLD
I looked at this rack at the rally. You have to...

I looked at this rack at the rally. You have to remove the passenger grab handles every time you put it on or take it off. Its actually easier to remove the BMW rack the OP has.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,488
Posted By rideLD
I just broke mine too. Trying to fix it with JB...

I just broke mine too. Trying to fix it with JB weld. I think it is a design flaw:deal

http://www.karlmarsh.com/photos/i-RW62zJv/0/M/i-RW62zJv-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,488
Posted By rideLD
Just more welt color options and vinyl pattern...

Just more welt color options and vinyl pattern options for the plus seat
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,488
Posted By rideLD
I just got mine the other day. Its definitely...

I just got mine the other day. Its definitely wider. About 1-2". The reach to the pegs / ground is the same as the stock GSA seat even though the sargent is technically 0.7" lower. The width makes up...
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