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Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4,657
Views: 710,325
Posted By LVGS
Could we see more pis of how you installed the...

Could we see more pis of how you installed the lights on the crashbars?

Also, what did you tap into for your 'switched' power?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 145,221
Posted By LVGS
Great job, you would be hard pressed to tell the...

Great job, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference from the Touratech ones!
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 95,654
Posted By LVGS
I am looking quite seriously at a couple of used...

I am looking quite seriously at a couple of used Guzzis and was hoping for some clarification regarding the 'new' RIV/CDN Tire process and regs.

Specifically, are there issues importing bikes with...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,652
Posted By LVGS
:ear

:ear
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By LVGS
Thanks for the clarification. What do you...

Thanks for the clarification.

What do you guys think about heading east on 84 from Portland and south on 97 to Bend and further?

You guys have been evading the question of windy conditions east...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By LVGS
Thanks ADVer, I was able to sort it out. ...

Thanks ADVer, I was able to sort it out.

Take care.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By LVGS
Thanks!

Thanks very much everyone, that's extremely helpful. I need to sit down with a map and plot out each option. No doubt I will be back to you with more questions.

With respect to high winds, are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 714
Posted By LVGS
Best north to south route through Oregon in April

Hi, I will be travelling through Oregon en route to Reno from Vancouver, BC in mid April and would appreciate any thoughts re: best route.

I will be riding on my own and would like to avoid the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By LVGS
Good point. Rather than cut it, I thought I...

Good point. Rather than cut it, I thought I might use posi-taps but the repair kit makes more sense.




Using a repair kit, I am already using the bike's GPS female connector to trigger my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By LVGS
That's very helpful Beeecher, thanks. What...

That's very helpful Beeecher, thanks.

What practical purpose do the pulse signal from the bike serve i.e. what functionality will I lose by not using it?

Thanks again.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By LVGS
BMW Navigator IV Cradle Wiring

I presently have a Nav IV mounted in a Garmin 660 cradle which I would like to replace with the BMW Nav IV cradle with buttons. However, I would like to draw power off my fuse block i.e. rather than...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By LVGS
Agreed. I have a 2010; it has been absolutely...

Agreed. I have a 2010; it has been absolutely trouble free and a pleasure to ride. I have changed the colour (staying with OEM alternatives) a couple of times at relatively low cost i.e. after...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,242
Posted By LVGS
That's very helpful, thank you. I recently...

That's very helpful, thank you. I recently bought an extra set of spoked wheels that are in great condition but could definitely benefit from the process you've described. Well done! :clap

ps: ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,242
Posted By LVGS
Great work!

Apart from a lot of elbow grease, any advice on how to get those GSA black wire wheels cleaned so well?
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,451
Views: 773,304
Posted By LVGS
Order placed

Thanks GB!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By LVGS
Options

Cyclenutz has several options you may want to consider i.e. to mount both your OEM and new lights:

http://www.cyclenutz.com/BMW-R-1200GS-Adventure-Light-Bar-Kit_p_78.html
...
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By LVGS
Interested, depending on price. Thanks.

Interested, depending on price. Thanks.
Forum: Canada 01-13-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 95,654
Posted By LVGS
Now that is customer service! Good for you.

Now that is customer service! Good for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By LVGS
Thanks Jim, I had hoped you would chime in. ...

Thanks Jim, I had hoped you would chime in.

I guess if 'it looks like a duck'...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By LVGS
Thanks!

That is precisely what I needed to know! Many thanks for taking the time GSMarc.

Based on this information, the ring on the spoked rims will be fully compatible with my GS. I couldn't be happier.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By LVGS
Differences between pre and post '07 ABS Rings

I recently purchased a set of used spoked rims from an '07 GSA and wanted to know whether the ABS ring is compatible with the post '07 ABS system. It appears '07 was a transition year and two...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By LVGS
Amit, as it is an earlier model GSA, can we...

Amit, as it is an earlier model GSA, can we assume you do not have ESA? If not, you have considerably more options available to you.

Likely, the most cost-effective option would be to buy a used,...
Forum: Canada 12-21-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 698
Posted By LVGS
There is one listed on the Vancouver CL for $8K: ...

There is one listed on the Vancouver CL for $8K:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/mcy/4210522592.html

Seems about right based on others I have seen.

ps: Is this the one your buddy is...
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,702
Posted By LVGS
Many thanks!

Just a brief note extending sincere thanks to Matt at Touratech (US) in Seattle for all his help and patience while I installed new Ohlins socks on my R1200GS. Matt took several harried calls from...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By LVGS
Thanks guys, that's very helpful. It appears...

Thanks guys, that's very helpful.

It appears a fuel management system is not required and when installed, has negligible effect when replacing the stock can. I think the weight loss will in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By LVGS
I believe Jim was suggesting that nothing...

I believe Jim was suggesting that nothing additional would be required when replacing the can with an aftermarket one e.g. booster plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,202
Posted By LVGS
Replacing exhaust and whether a 'Booster Plug' type device necessary

I am exploring the benefits and implications of replacing the stock OEM can with a slip on Akropovic without changing the headers. The general consensus appears that the performance gains are...
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,453
Posted By LVGS
Order Placed

PM sent, thanks Ted.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 327
Posted By LVGS
Yes, all parts are interchangeable

I just did the reverse and went from an OEM factory low centre stand to normal height. All the mounting parts you listed are the same. Note, my GS is also a 2010.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-20-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8,626
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,164,788
Posted By LVGS
PM'd re: Wheels. Thanks Dave.

PM'd re: Wheels. Thanks Dave.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By LVGS
Thanks guys, welding an extension is definitely...

Thanks guys, welding an extension is definitely an option to explore. As I don't have ready access to a welding facility, I likely would be paying a fair amount for the work to be done. As an...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By LVGS
Increasing length of side stand

I am about to raise a factory lowered '10 GS to standard height with a set of new Ohlins shocks. I have purchased a new centre stand and am exploring options to increase the length of the current...
Forum: Vendors 10-16-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 26,058
Posted By LVGS
Has anyone dealt with these guys? Are they...

Has anyone dealt with these guys? Are they legit? I have sent pm's and an email...no response.

UPDATE: They were away at a show and got back to me soon after returning. Very responsive and...
Forum: Airheads 10-10-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By LVGS
The RSR, JP and other UK black bikes look...

The RSR, JP and other UK black bikes look fantastic. Unfortunately, I may not be able to get away with meeting 'collector status' requirements. For those that are unaware, in British Columbia,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,862
Posted By LVGS
Safety, bike protection, ergonomics/comfort,...

Safety, bike protection, ergonomics/comfort, aesthetics, to 'individualize' my bike and because I enjoy tinkering. I have the financial means, time and interest.

Lastly, I think your question and...
Forum: Airheads 10-08-2013, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By LVGS
Thanks Dave. Shall's was the local airhead shop...

Thanks Dave. Shall's was the local airhead shop that I referred to. I will follow up with him again. Hope weather on the Island is still conducive to riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By LVGS
Excellent! Thanks very much guys. I suspect...

Excellent! Thanks very much guys.

I suspect I was looking for support to buy something like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fim0yZYgdds :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By LVGS
Securing R1200GS for shock replacement

I just purchased a new set of Ohlins and had planned to replace them myself. For those who have done this successfully, I would appreciate any tips/instructions on how best to secure the bike while...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By LVGS
Thanks everyone, cost is definitely going to be a...

Thanks everyone, cost is definitely going to be a consideration. I assume a single, non-smoked, colour should be reasonably inexpensive i.e. based on what I was told by a well known, local airhead...
Forum: Airheads 10-07-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,098
Posted By LVGS
Here is a pic of my bike. Again, the upper...

Here is a pic of my bike. Again, the upper fairing needs to be repainted and pinstripped. Perhaps that would be enough. Although, I'm still keen to know what other colours were offered that year...
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