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Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By simoneau
My 2014 GSA has consistently been balky to go...

My 2014 GSA has consistently been balky to go from second to third when I use full clutch action. But using just a tap on the clutch, pulling in about an inch on the lever, the trans shifts just...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 705
Posted By simoneau
Not unheard of oil usage. Complete piston ring...

Not unheard of oil usage. Complete piston ring break-in will be slow in coming, approx 15000-25000 miles. Do not be extremely easy on the engine or they might never break-in. Don't use synthetic...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 747
Posted By simoneau
1150-1200 rpm

1150-1200 rpm
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,866
Posted By simoneau
You're probably going to have to invest in mirror...

You're probably going to have to invest in mirror extenders to move your mirrors back to the original position and away from your elbows in the rear view. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,913
Posted By simoneau
I've found using the minimum clutch action helps....

I've found using the minimum clutch action helps. Pull the clutch in about a half inch or so while shifting will work better than a full clutch pull.

After 31000 miles mine can still be stiff...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 118,599
Posted By simoneau
2014 GSAW Purchased 02/04/2014, one year birthday...

2014 GSAW Purchased 02/04/2014, one year birthday 02/04/2015... 30,980 miles. WooHoo! :clap :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By simoneau
2014 GSAW, 30,000 miles in 11 months...no...

2014 GSAW, 30,000 miles in 11 months...no problems at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,080
Posted By simoneau
Did you happen to change the fork seals sometime?...

Did you happen to change the fork seals sometime? Looks to be the spacer beneath the fork seal.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 118,599
Posted By simoneau
2014 GSA, 28730 miles.

2014 GSA, 28730 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,217
Posted By simoneau
This can all be attributed to the type or...

This can all be attributed to the type or condition of the tires, front and/or rear. My GSA with Anakees or Pilot roads is completely stable up to 130 mph tested.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 939
Posted By simoneau
The original tool kit was like this: ...

The original tool kit was like this:

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0004825.png?v=04282014
BMW Part NO. 71 11 7 706 56
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,649
Posted By simoneau
My 25000 mile 2014 GSA does this on occasion too....

My 25000 mile 2014 GSA does this on occasion too. I can only theorise that a possible cause would be the engine attempting to run in reverse momentarily when the starter isn't held on long enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,267,073
Posted By simoneau
Try cymarkbikeparts.Co.uk for the guard.

Try cymarkbikeparts.Co.uk for the guard.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,760
Posted By simoneau
Bought my 2014 GSAW on Feb 5. It was the first...

Bought my 2014 GSAW on Feb 5. It was the first GSAW received at Fort Worth BMW and of course had all the bells and whistles. I've had nothing but praise for this bike and no service problems. No...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,717
Posted By simoneau
I've just turned 18,800 miles with no faults and...

I've just turned 18,800 miles with no faults and no problems on my 2014 GSA. 7 months old, thank goodness for extended warranties!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By simoneau
This is not your ZFE, it is your HID knocking out...

This is not your ZFE, it is your HID knocking out the ZFE. The ZFE is seeing a too low resistance in comparison to a halogen bulb, thus circuit overloads and cuts off. Some models of R1200's are...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,563
Posted By simoneau
Well, it's true. First set of rear brake pads...

Well, it's true. First set of rear brake pads were replaced at 49500 miles, second set of rears were Carbone Lorraine and sold half worn with the bike. The front original pads lasted 119500 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,563
Posted By simoneau
2007 is my bid. Just sold my 2007 R1200 GSA with...

2007 is my bid. Just sold my 2007 R1200 GSA with 188,000 miles to someone in Chihuahua, Mexico. Only one problem not recognized by recall, a front u-joint at 60,000 miles, in all those miles. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,162
Posted By simoneau
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/NGK-Dual-Ground-E...

http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/NGK-Dual-Ground-Electrode-Plug-BMW-R1200GSW-p/lmar8d-j.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By simoneau
He's talking about a front fender extender...

He's talking about a front fender extender interfering with a big skid plate. They all do that, but if you use this http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GSALC/42770000.html or this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,197
Posted By simoneau
Hornig makes a screen type radiator protector. ...

Hornig makes a screen type radiator protector. http://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.com/BMW-R-1200-GS-LC/Alu-High-grade-Steel/Cooler-protection.html
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,066
Posted By simoneau
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Hc0YJMwyI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Hc0YJMwyI
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2,554
Views: 349,761
Posted By simoneau
If you get an error bringing up Basecamp after...

If you get an error bringing up Basecamp after installing the maps on your PC here is a workaround for basecamp install on a PC:

Uninstall BaseCamp (using the system program uninstall)
Under...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,475
Posted By simoneau
Your 2012 does not sync itself like the new LC's....

Your 2012 does not sync itself like the new LC's. It will respond to syncing, Twinmax or manometer, the same as your 1150. The idle sync is not adjustable, only reset able by computer, and not...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,182
Posted By simoneau
Never in 187,000 miles, 2007 GSA.

Never in 187,000 miles, 2007 GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,130
Posted By simoneau
My GSA Mods include: BMW ...

My GSA Mods include:

BMW Panniers-Side BMW
BMW Pannier-Top BMW
NAV V GPS BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By simoneau
Sounds like you are using the whole tread instead...

Sounds like you are using the whole tread instead of just the center of the tread like so many of us on the flatlands of the USA. Thus, longer tread life.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By simoneau
Quote---Make sure the clutch and brakes work OK....

Quote---Make sure the clutch and brakes work OK. Brake fluid is hygroscopic(collects water). The moisture can migrate to the calipers and clutch slave cylinder. ---

Clutch is NOT operated with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,935
Posted By simoneau
You probably need risers that go up and back to...

You probably need risers that go up and back to eliminate the stretch to the bars. http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GSLC/41970111.html
You can adjust the angle of the bars by 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By simoneau
To your question, not advised. the plug has...

To your question, not advised. the plug has limited power capability and timing for on/off function. Use the fuse block or just connect directly to the battery use an inline fuse.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 514,515
Posted By simoneau
Put a door mat below the bike when you put it on...

Put a door mat below the bike when you put it on the centerstand. That'll give it traction next time you take it of the centerstand.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,700
Posted By simoneau
My 2007 has 186000 miles and stills rides and...

My 2007 has 186000 miles and stills rides and sounds like it came off the showroom floor. I think the engine is good for 250k to 300k or more with no problem. Original everything, but drive shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,848
Posted By simoneau
Some come with Conti Trail Attacks. Some Anakee...

Some come with Conti Trail Attacks. Some Anakee 3. Some TKCs.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By simoneau
The oil level is shown in the oil level glass. ...

The oil level is shown in the oil level glass. Just make sure it's below the level of the seal.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 514,515
Posted By simoneau
But they are ROX RISERS, just the fixed ones at...

But they are ROX RISERS, just the fixed ones at 1.5 inches.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 514,515
Posted By simoneau
Just checking the internet and local shops and...

Just checking the internet and local shops and there is a profound lack of tires to fit our new-to-be bikes. With spring around the corner and my propensity to put almost 3000 miles a month on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,504
Posted By simoneau
There is a magnet in the transmission that...

There is a magnet in the transmission that probably caught the missing tooth. This magnet is in addition to the drain plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,184
Posted By simoneau
For what it's worth, my 1999 R1100RT got is...

For what it's worth, my 1999 R1100RT got is second wind and noticeable smoothness at 97,000 miles, oil usage was never an issue and performance got better with age. My 2007 R1200GSA came into it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 514,515
Posted By simoneau
Joining the list of waiting the arrival of my...

Joining the list of waiting the arrival of my Olive Metallic Matte GSA in Fort Worth, TX. I was first on their list.:D:eek1:1drink:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,252
Posted By simoneau
You definitely need to ride more! I've averaged...

You definitely need to ride more! I've averaged 26890 miles/year for the past 7 years on my 2007 R1200GSA. Just sayin'. :D
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