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Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,851
Posted By FN in MT
Oh Mike!!! So sorry to see the burnt up GS....

Oh Mike!!!

So sorry to see the burnt up GS. Good Lord but what bad luck!

Sylvia sent me the link....since I sold my GS I seldom visit this forum anymore. Glad your injuries were minor.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,331
Posted By FN in MT
Thought the Corbin seat/R1200GS re-install...

Thought the Corbin seat/R1200GS re-install "issue" was relegated to me alone. Once had to remove it at night and easily losy 30 mintes, and my sanity a time or two before I got the F'n thing back...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 624,457
Posted By FN in MT
My first new bike was an 83 XL600 dual purpose....

My first new bike was an 83 XL600 dual purpose. Rode he hell out of it for two years until a new career and a few training schools intruded on my previous Idylic life. That Honda was oone of THE...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,723
Posted By FN in MT
My opinion as well. If you bought new...you paid...

My opinion as well. If you bought new...you paid a ton of money. Sorry, maybe money comes far easier to many of you, but to have paid $15K or more for a bike, then have to worry about a FD failure...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,794
Posted By FN in MT
I've got both the Vario's (came on the bike) and...

I've got both the Vario's (came on the bike) and a set of Micatechs. The Micatechs are as good as it gets IMHO. I'm sure the other hi end panniers are strong, waterproof, easy ON/OFF etc.

FN...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 453
Posted By FN in MT
05 GS with Accy's...what should I ask?

Have a 2005 R1200GS that I am probably going to list in a week or two.

24K miles, never dropped or wrecked, I'd say in 99% cosmetic condition..... other than replacing batteries, never any...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By FN in MT
So either a YTX14-BS or the YTX14H-bs would do...

So either a YTX14-BS or the YTX14H-bs would do fine?

I may try the H model for the additional Cold Cranking power...may be a good idea in Tropical Montana?

Going to pass on the ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By FN in MT
Need battery for an 04 GS...

Due to a few health issues I've not been riding my 04 GS much at all. I had replaced the OEM crap batteries TWICE since new, then finally added the Odysey two or three years back. Now it appears the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By FN in MT
Battery at full charge...still have the warning...

Battery at full charge...still have the warning lights.

It needs to have the brake fluid flushed anyway...going to trailer or ride it to the Dealer one day next week.

I have way too...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By FN in MT
My battery IS an ODDYSEY. I confess it was DOWN. ...

My battery IS an ODDYSEY. I confess it was DOWN. I had FAR MORE battery issues with the two OEM batteries I had previously...and NO blinking light issues.

Should be full charge today as I rode...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By FN in MT
RDWALKER, Appreciate the info. Others...

RDWALKER,

Appreciate the info. Others taking the time to help a fellow GS'er...WHY this has always been a great Forum. I'll get on it when I get home this evening.

Saw the green mineral...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2010, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By FN in MT
I thought ALL of Jersey was the Badlands??

I have a reservoir on the frame, under the seat and one of the rt side of the bars. There are TWO others? News to me. Under the tank I assume?? I'll check on that tommorow.

And I'm charging...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By FN in MT
Start up electronic check/brake issue...

Gentlemen,

A normally bullet proof 2004 R1200GS. Sat for three months, but battery up enough to start it.

Turn on the key and I get the normal "wreee" noise as the bike goes through the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,120
Posted By FN in MT
I bought my R1200GS when they were new. Tough to...

I bought my R1200GS when they were new. Tough to even find one. Much less a Dealer who had one on the floor long enough to allow test rides. I bought mine sight unseen.....got a ride to the Dealer to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 397
Posted By FN in MT
MT ADV RIDER sighted in...New Jersey!?!?

I'm out in Barnegat, NJ or as the locals call it... The SHORE. Imagine my amazement when I see not only Montana bike plates, but an ADV RIDER sticker on the left pannier! Whoever 4A7704...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By FN in MT
Whats a fair price for used Vario Cases??

Whats a fair price for a set of R1200GS Vario cases. Used, a few small scratches but nothing major. No issues with the mounts, etc. Both the cases and all mounting hdwe included. I'd rate the cases...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2009, 05:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,580
Posted By FN in MT
I've used mine three times. Once on a guys HD...

I've used mine three times. Once on a guys HD simply to get some experience using the kit. Seemed to work OK.

Used it again on my way home from Big Sky BMW in Missoula on a BRAND NEW ($$$$) rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,732
Posted By FN in MT
A standard 10/.22 is easy to take down. Allowing...

A standard 10/.22 is easy to take down. Allowing you to stick it in a much shorter case. Even fully assembled they are only 37" long. What about a Pelican hard case?? It's rectangular so it doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 380
Posted By FN in MT
Interesting video ..... fuel control stuff...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8q8UKZkUpU

The next generation of add on chips i guess??

FN in MT
Forum: Equipment 02-06-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,573
Posted By FN in MT
MotoFizz clock..need instruction sheet..

Anyone have the instruction sheet from their MotoFizz Thermo Clock? It's Aerostich item #4222. Bare minimum...whats the # for the battery?

Mine has worked fine for 2 years...but need a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2008, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By FN in MT
+1 for me as well....the tutorial made the...

+1 for me as well....the tutorial made the install a lot less stressful as there were zero surprises. Only surprise was how those OHLINS transform Your bike into an even more capable ride!!! And...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2008, 12:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,804
Posted By FN in MT
Round Trip, Yes...Sometimes one simply...

Round Trip,

Yes...Sometimes one simply hits something. I was simply trying to pass on a few tips that I thought might be useful to the riders here.

Maybe You've had some issues with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By FN in MT
I know Your concerned...but...

Resist buying anything with leather fringe or skull logos!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,204
Posted By FN in MT
I did the Techlusion control a few years ago....

I did the Techlusion control a few years ago. I've since added the Oddysey batt upgrade, pipes and free flow can,new seat, Micatech panniers, Ohlins , and a larger windscreen. LOVE the bike. Tons of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,804
Posted By FN in MT
Fwiw.....

I live in a rural area of Montana with deer, elk,moose, bear, coyotes, badgers and even the occasional bighorn sheep that seem to want to commit suicide by motorcycle. Then throw in the horses, cows,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,519
Posted By FN in MT
"What? Me worry"??

And I have an early 2004 R1200GS thats been to hell and back with ZERO rear driveline issues, Stop worrying and enjoy the bike.

FN in MT
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,075
Posted By FN in MT
Atgatt !!!!

Glad Your OK. Sounds like it's all going to turn out OK.

Imagine IF You had taken the "stylish" route vs ATGATT!!!

FN in MT
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,185
Posted By FN in MT
[quote=snurdle]Well the farkles are in resale...

[quote=snurdle]Well the farkles are in resale terms when included on the bike, near worthless (except maybe the bags could be deemed to add value)


Too much.


by about $2k. (end quote)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,665
Posted By FN in MT
Oddysey!!

My frequent failures to start were the only negatives to a bike that I really like. Did the Oddysey changeover last year and haven't had a problem since. The OEM batt sucks...not worth wasting the...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2007, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,880
Posted By FN in MT
I agree to waterproof the zipper,that stopped the...

I agree to waterproof the zipper,that stopped the water wicking in my ancient roadcrafter.
If You know anyone in the Military, Uncle sugar still has zipper lubricant in the inventory. When I wore...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,358
Posted By FN in MT
warranty issues.....

Big Sky BMW here in MT is a great Dealer. Keeping your bike running and You happy seems to be their goal.
So they may be the exception...but they have never commented on my Dobeck/Wunderlich PC on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By FN in MT
I wanted to mount a Pelican case on the rear of...

I wanted to mount a Pelican case on the rear of my R1200GS. So farted around trying to build something. For ONCE I stepped back, assesed the time and travel involved to build something that may or...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2007, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,821
Posted By FN in MT
GSK......... Do it....You wont regret it....

GSK.........

Do it....You wont regret it. Took care of a two year long starting problem I had with my bike. Got so F'in tired of the 147 mile run to my lone MT Dealer ref starting issues. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,344
Posted By FN in MT
I did the conversion about 6 weeks ago. The...

I did the conversion about 6 weeks ago. The starting "problem" I'd had for the past few years was THE major bitch I had with my R12GS. It marred what was otherwise a great ride.

I rode it a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2007, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,788
Posted By FN in MT
I live in a rural area, not exactly middle of...

I live in a rural area, not exactly middle of nowhere but nearest gas station is 14 miles south, or another 12 miles north. So not exactly a station on every corner. So You end up seeing almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By FN in MT
EMoto, Thanks. A quick, easy fix. No...

EMoto,

Thanks. A quick, easy fix. No wonder I never thought of it.

FN in MT
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By FN in MT
I found a piece of 1/8" thick hard rubber...

I found a piece of 1/8" thick hard rubber sheeting. Cut a piece and inseted it between the front of the batty box and the battery. Seems to work pretty well. Probably solved my concern.

FN in MT
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By FN in MT
Buehler.................Buehler..................B...

Buehler.................Buehler..................Buehler? Anyone?????
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By FN in MT
Battery hold down strap on R12GS w/ Oddysey??

Just installed the PC 535 in my R1200GS.

What have other AdvRiders fabricated for a battery hold down strap ??

Mine has a Corbin seat, adjusted to the HIGH position. I have all sorts of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By FN in MT
I wasn't as LUCKY with the stock battery. ...

I wasn't as LUCKY with the stock battery.

What kills me is I have a few other bikes, an ATV, JD Lawn Tractor and I can get 3-5 (or more) years from their batteries with about ZERO maint. I...
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