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Forum: Equipment 10-27-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,217
Posted By Ridestrong
repair and refurbish

I've got a zumo 550 that came with my used BMW GS. I love using it but sometimes the buttons are "hard" to push to get results, not very touch friendly (talking about the screen here, not the manual...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,805
Posted By Ridestrong
Leaning forward

Yeah, I think you're a tad more upright on the GS. I bought a used '07 GS and put some handlebar risers on it and works perfect. Don't like leaning at all. GS is real comfortable.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4,834
Views: 756,727
Posted By Ridestrong
Yep, just replaced my battery a month ago. It...

Yep, just replaced my battery a month ago. It stranded me (for an hour waiting for roadside service). Went to one autho. dealer and they told me battery fine. A week later, same problem. Took it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,802
Posted By Ridestrong
steering dampener?

I only test rode the GSW twice, so, not a whole lot of experience to speak from, only in comparison to my '07 GS 1200. The first thing I noticed about the bike, in the dealer's parking lot, sitting...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Ridestrong
That's a used bike as well so they're gonna make...

That's a used bike as well so they're gonna make more on it than a new one. With only 10% off of accessories I think I'd shop around if there's any other dealers close by. It also depends on how...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By Ridestrong
Good news is you can probably sell it here in the...

Good news is you can probably sell it here in the flea market for a pretty reasonable return on your money.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By Ridestrong
It needs a wrap job as well!

It needs a wrap job as well!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 36,469
Posted By Ridestrong
This was exactly my chief impression both times I...

This was exactly my chief impression both times I test rode the new WC GS. Somehow they've lowered the center of gravity but you've still got the same amount of weight to "plant" the bike on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,140
Posted By Ridestrong
...and then she prefers the GSA? :rofl

...and then she prefers the GSA? :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By Ridestrong
Yeah, I got my "new to me" '07 1200 GS two years...

Yeah, I got my "new to me" '07 1200 GS two years ago with just under 11K on it. I noticed a change in the way the motor "smoothed out" over the next several thousand miles, especially in the higher...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By Ridestrong
Test drive x 2

I've test driven the wethead twice at two different dealers. In both cases, besides being tight and solid I was really impressed how light it felt compared to my '07 GS. It sure seemed like they...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 544,244
Posted By Ridestrong
You may have had a demo with a "loose" knob or...

You may have had a demo with a "loose" knob or mechanism. The demo I rode, actually, I did two different demo rides at two dealerships, both had very "tight" knobs and the whole mechanism seemed...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,168
Posted By Ridestrong
Just watching Charlie and Ewan push their bikes...

Just watching Charlie and Ewan push their bikes across Mongolia......they're qualified!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,172
Posted By Ridestrong
Ok, without going into all the scientific...

Ok, without going into all the scientific calculations, what is the best approach to reading your pressure, assuming you have both? I'm thinking just go with whatever the air gauge says and realize...
Forum: Vendors 11-03-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ridestrong
Availability?

Do you have the Ultimate Touring available at a close out price? My hand is a 9 1/2". Not sure if that's XL or XXL.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,451
Posted By Ridestrong
+1

I am no wrencher but when I got back into motorcycling and decided on the 1200 GS as the bike I wanted, I made a commitment to do some of the maintenance myself, including adjusting the valves. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By Ridestrong
I would love to use earplugs, especially for...

I would love to use earplugs, especially for longer trips around town. I've used them for other applications over the years with no problems. However, for some reason I get a "popping" sound when I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,966
Posted By Ridestrong
Europe, widely accepted and older folks riding...

Europe, widely accepted and older folks riding their scooters to the market. USA, everybody and their dog telling ya stories about how they know someone that either killed or hurt themselves badly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,109
Posted By Ridestrong
Yeah, happens to me too. The blind spot is much...

Yeah, happens to me too. The blind spot is much worse to see bikes than cages so I try to stay even farther back or if I feel the need I'll get up at least even with 'em so they'll be sure (never a...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,685
Posted By Ridestrong
I bought an Olympia Stealth last July when I got...

I bought an Olympia Stealth last July when I got my GS. For summer riding in Texas and ease of getting into and out of, and, for the money, it's hard to beat. I'd considered getting the Phantom for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By Ridestrong
Link to solution (works for stock seat)

http://www.r1200gs.info/howto/seatlock.html

This is what I did for my stock seat. Used to couldn't get it off for the same reason. Not sure if this works for a Corbin or not.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Ridestrong
Suggestions for a summer riding jacket in Houston TX

Ok, so I've been using the Olympia Stealth one piece suite since last summer and I have to say for the money I don't think you can go wrong with Olympia.

However, I'm looking forward into the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By Ridestrong
I sure like the look of those Micatechs. ...

I sure like the look of those Micatechs. Actually, I think they'll make your ass look slimmer, not fatter. :rofl
Nice looking bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,845
Posted By Ridestrong
There's not as much vibration on my fairly new...

There's not as much vibration on my fairly new to me 07 1200 GS as I would have expected. I believe it's a combination of the harmonics and the tight grip we tend to hold on to the throttle with. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By Ridestrong
I purchased my new to me '07 1200 GS in June of...

I purchased my new to me '07 1200 GS in June of last year and received it on July 5. Found it right here on Adventure Rider forums. I looked for a long time and also looked at Craigslist in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 561,886
Posted By Ridestrong
I wonder if you and I got ours out of the same...

I wonder if you and I got ours out of the same batch and there was some type of assembly error??
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,424
Posted By Ridestrong
I was just going to post that Touratech has a...

I was just going to post that Touratech has a large tank option to add to your GS. I have a GS and a 32" inseam. Just right. A GSA would have been too tall for my comfort on grade at stops and at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 561,886
Posted By Ridestrong
I have it connected to the intake air-box...

I have it connected to the intake air-box temperature sensor and I believe you can only connect "in line" one way. In other words, you can't plug it in "reverse". Maybe I am just a numbnuts. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 561,886
Posted By Ridestrong
no effect

Well, I'm disappointed. I got one of the batches sent out in March and I've had it on my 1200GS ever since. Maybe I'm a numbnuts and have no sensitivity whatsoever but I can't tell a difference in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By Ridestrong
OMG, I'm in love! Thanks for the demo pics Jim. ...

OMG, I'm in love! Thanks for the demo pics Jim.



He's not my mechanic. I go across town to the BMW dealer if I need a mech. A dealer with a new BMW affiliation (they already sold Ducs, ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,058
Posted By Ridestrong
I have been thinking about making my headlight...

I have been thinking about making my headlight brighter and asked a BMW mech. about going HID. He told me it doesn't work (communicate) with the Canbus and suggested something else. (I have an '07 ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By Ridestrong
Mine is an '07GS and the wire trick did it for me...

Mine is an '07GS and the wire trick did it for me after months of hassling with it. I had pushed down on the seat to no avail. I think it's just tighter on some bikes than on others but the wire...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 878
Posted By Ridestrong
Great web site for 1200GS projects

Hi, met you at Gulf Coast's Rawhyde clinic several months ago. I had the same problem with my GS and saw a post in one of the threads on here that led me to a great solution. The link below is also...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 561,886
Posted By Ridestrong
No change

Yeah, I could swear that I looked at it and it was at the -20 setting before I installed it, but, I could be mistaken. I've had no change also. I'm going to have to go back in and double check it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,598
Posted By Ridestrong
I've been wondering about this phenomena on my...

I've been wondering about this phenomena on my '07 GS. Thanks for your headwork on that Kailong! Now, being that I'm a novice mechanic or not really one at all, can you tell me exactly where it is I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,797
Posted By Ridestrong
Spec chart

Here's a chart that shows the specs for each year between 2004/5 through 2008.

The 1200 GS was introduced in '04 as an '05 model and that's the first one on the chart.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By Ridestrong
Yep, I remember now. Thanks

Yep, I remember now. Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By Ridestrong
single feeler gauge?

Whatever I did the last time, I must have done it right because it wasn't running that bad before my valve adjustment but I could tell it was running even better afterwards.

So remind me, what...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,607
Posted By Ridestrong
see jimvonbaden.com

I like JVB's "gravity" method of placing the feeler in and then placing an allen wrench at about 2 o'clock and letting it drop to it's natural stop. As Jim says, I do it about 3 or 4 times to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,736
Posted By Ridestrong
Other brands?

I've got an '07 1200GS and want to get larger pegs but I'm not sure I want pivoting pegs. I've been thinking Fastway or Roc Stompa but recently I saw some from SW Motech at Twisted Throttle that I...
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