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Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By jdub
+1 After failure of this bearing on two...

+1

After failure of this bearing on two different Oilheads, one at 30k miles and the other at about 40k miles, I started lubing the bearing every 30k miles and stopped sitting at idle for extended...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By jdub
Didn't realize that was the case with the OEM...

Didn't realize that was the case with the OEM bash plate. Mine already had the Altrider bash plate installed when I bought it, and that one has a hole cut in it to access the drain plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 6,270
Views: 1,090,354
Posted By jdub
I'm betting there aren't many vehicles running...

I'm betting there aren't many vehicles running around S. Korea with USMC stickers on them, at least not since 1953 or so? :D

Semper Fi
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,085
Posted By jdub
OP - Personally, I think the oil filter placement...

OP - Personally, I think the oil filter placement on these bikes is an improvement, as you no longer have to remove the skid plate to change it. Put the bike on the sidestand, fit a piece of aluminum...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,917
Posted By jdub
I've used an Explorer Lite on my GSW, no...

I've used an Explorer Lite on my GSW, no interference between the bars and the bag at full lock.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By jdub
My '07 GSA's rear disc was just under minimum...

My '07 GSA's rear disc was just under minimum thickness during an annual state inspection at 75k miles. I found both original front discs just under min thickness at 115k miles. I installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 326,050
Posted By jdub
^ This is what I got too.

^ This is what I got too.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 326,050
Posted By jdub
Here the link I was given when I asked that same...

Here the link I was given when I asked that same question here a couple of months ago, and it works. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,921
Posted By jdub
Yep, I have that SW Motech plate on my bike also....

Yep, I have that SW Motech plate on my bike also. Attaches/removes just like the pillion seat. Nicely made and slick to use.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,921
Posted By jdub
+1. The GSW/GSAW wet clutch for off-road was...

+1.

The GSW/GSAW wet clutch for off-road was the biggest thing leading me to sell my beloved 145k mile '07 GSA for a GSW, and I've never looked back. Going back and forth between the wet clutch on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-15-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 4,926
Posted By jdub
In

In
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,585
Posted By jdub
Yes. Unlike R11x0s, the Hexhead alternators are...

Yes. Unlike R11x0s, the Hexhead alternators are solidly mounted with no belt tensioner to loosen.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By jdub
It's been several months since I sold my '07 GSA,...

It's been several months since I sold my '07 GSA, but going off memory I thought the Hexhead FD fill plug is a Torx and not an Allen head. Something to look at, and good luck with removal.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,088
Posted By jdub
Not the ABS light, but you'll get "LAMPR"...

Not the ABS light, but you'll get "LAMPR" displayed and the remaining brake/tail light bulb filament will do double duty as you mentioned. A great safety feature (happened a couple of times on my '07...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 418
Posted By jdub
Didn't see it mentioned yet, but also worth...

Didn't see it mentioned yet, but also worth posting a "Want To Buy" ad on the Advrider Flea Market for what you need. Someone might have the parts sitting on a shelf gathering dust and hadn't thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,229
Posted By jdub
$210.54 per year through Allstate for full...

$210.54 per year through Allstate for full coverage on my '14 GSW, including discounts for having my house and cars with them too. Actually $189.49 if I pay the bill in full.

Every time I call my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 894
Posted By jdub
I fitted a Stebel mini-compressor horn to my '07...

I fitted a Stebel mini-compressor horn to my '07 GSA, and ran it that way for 130k miles until I sold the bike. Like discussed above, I removed the OEM horn, used its power wire on the trigger side...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By jdub
What year bike do you have, and how many miles? ...

What year bike do you have, and how many miles?

My early build '07 GSA had no service indicator, something I loved because I know how to track service intervals all on my own. My '14 GSW first...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,905
Posted By jdub
You can read about my '07 GSA experience over...

You can read about my '07 GSA experience over 145k miles here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802346) if you care to. One sample, but I consider it to have been very reliable. Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By jdub
Very slightly. Doing the math, a front...

Very slightly.

Doing the math, a front 110/80 aspect ratio = 88mm height while a 120/70 = 84mm so 4mm taller. For the rear, 150/70 = 105mm and 170/60 = 102mm so 3mm taller.

Numerous threads...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,154
Posted By jdub
Keeping the bike on the centerstand in the garage...

Keeping the bike on the centerstand in the garage allows me enough room to get past it to my car and to open the car door. On the side stand, the bike leans enough to make that a very tight fit.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,154
Posted By jdub
This thread contains some of the most amusing...

This thread contains some of the most amusing posts I've read in a long time, especially those saying that any BMW's centerstand is only, ever, no exceptions to be used when refueing and for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By jdub
Just like my '07 GSA was equipped, I was quite...

Just like my '07 GSA was equipped, I was quite sure that the GSWs/GSAWs have a photocell that controls the instrument cluster brightness. I see this when entering a tunnel - dark instruments that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 466
Posted By jdub
+1, same with BMW clutch cables on those bikes...

+1, same with BMW clutch cables on those bikes without hydraulic clutches.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By jdub
I'm still trying to figure out what exactly is...

I'm still trying to figure out what exactly is being asked here.....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,887
Posted By jdub
Great summary, a couple of demo rides made a...

Great summary, a couple of demo rides made a believer of me too resulting in two other bikes sold and a GSW in my garage.

Concerning the Nav V, have you tried just pivoting the mount upward a bit?...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 403
Posted By jdub
Already a thread going here on this subject:...

Already a thread going here on this subject: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=986062

I find this subject intriguing, as with 9,200 miles on my GSW I have yet to feel any objectionable...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By jdub
The statement in the manual may stem from BMW...

The statement in the manual may stem from BMW being ultra-conservative when remembering the R1100RSL models, which had fairing lowers very close to the exhaust header pipes. There were reports of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By jdub
I think it has to be water temp. At a long...

I think it has to be water temp. At a long traffic light, the indicated "ENG TEMP" will climb to 212 F, the fan at the water radiator kicks on, the temp quickly falls to 202 F or so, the fan kicks...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,109
Views: 511,475
Posted By jdub
From York, PA:...

From York, PA: http://york.craigslist.org/mcy/4846173710.html

Title: 30 DIRTBIKES AND ATV'S FROM THE 70'S AND 80'S (YORK SPRINGS)

Lots here, pics not too great.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By jdub
Check with Beemer Boneyard...

Check with Beemer Boneyard (http://www.beemerboneyard.com/) for used part requirements, as well as filters, etc. These guys are great to deal with and offer free shipping to inmates (check the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6,270
Views: 1,090,354
Posted By jdub
I was pleased to find out that the handlebar...

I was pleased to find out that the handlebar quick adjust levers I had on my '07 GSA also worked perfectly on my '14 GSW, so I installed them.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,382
Posted By jdub
My wife and I both tried various seats on my '07...

My wife and I both tried various seats on my '07 GSA, including Sargent, Corbin, Kahedo and some custom made ones. Her favorite ended up being the passenger seat from a standard GS (thicker foam than...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,087
Posted By jdub
In answer to the title question of this thread,...

In answer to the title question of this thread, for me the answer is nope.

Over 145k miles on my beloved '07 GSA that I planned on riding to at least 200k miles, but I sold it in August for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,508
Posted By jdub
You have the best valve cover protectors there...

You have the best valve cover protectors there with your MachineArtMoto items. They were the replacements on my '07 GSA after the OEM aluminum items deformed badly after numerous hits and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,118
Posted By jdub
+1. I originally planned on using my Zumo...

+1.

I originally planned on using my Zumo 550 on my GSW, but it came with the GPS prep package and I got a new Nav V for $700 when I bought the bike (list is $799). Sold the Zumo & mounts on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6,270
Views: 1,090,354
Posted By jdub
Got the Altrider crash bars installed. Bring on...

Got the Altrider crash bars installed. Bring on those protruding roots! :lol3

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/jweicht/SAM_1490_zps640347ed.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,228
Posted By jdub
Indeed, different definitions by country for the...

Indeed, different definitions by country for the same skill sets.

For instance, in Canada a trained, experienced and licensed/certificated by Transport Canada aircraft mechanic/technician is...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-11-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 909
Posted By jdub
Is the name of this store in here somewhere? Is...

Is the name of this store in here somewhere? Is it a dealership?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6,270
Views: 1,090,354
Posted By jdub
+1. My previous experience with a pointy rock...

+1. My previous experience with a pointy rock impact on my '07 GSA's OEM aluminum valve cover protector in spite of the GSA's crash bars showed me the value of protecting the cover off-road. Can't...
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