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Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 05:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,705
Posted By SilverV
And how will that magnetic plug deal with...

And how will that magnetic plug deal with aluminum bits?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,863
Posted By SilverV
Maybe prices are considerably higher in...

Maybe prices are considerably higher in California. Local dealer had an 09 GSA with 9500 miles and lots of farkles (GPS, hard bags, etc.) for $13,900 recently. Had I been in the market, would have...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,708
Posted By SilverV
Although it's very early, clearly the road to...

Although it's very early, clearly the road to recovery (if there is such a thing), has already begun. Heartfelt condolences for your loss. The long-term happiness of your children depend on you more...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,131
Posted By SilverV
How does this keep the brake line from getting...

How does this keep the brake line from getting damaged? Looks exposed in the pics.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,240
Posted By SilverV
Wow...very nice. Even if it's not...

Wow...very nice. Even if it's not comfortable...it looks the part! Will watch for follow-ups once you get some seat-time. Wonder if they offer that seat state-side. Can't say I've ever seen it. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,480
Posted By SilverV
A clean, stock OEM filter for me. Not sure why...

A clean, stock OEM filter for me. Not sure why everyone feels the need to improve upon the filter selected by the manufacturer. This is a GS, not a race bike. Unless you're running it at/near...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2011, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By SilverV
Got gas?

Got gas?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By SilverV
Have to agree. That would certainly be a red...

Have to agree. That would certainly be a red flag...and may be indicative of undisclosed issues...and hence, the low price. An unusually low price may not be a bargain in the end. Sometimes better...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 586
Posted By SilverV
Having recently gone through the same process you...

Having recently gone through the same process you are undertaking, I'd say, more than anything else....let common sense prevail. Have you seen the bike? Or, do you have a sense that the owner is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,589
Posted By SilverV
Odyssey PC 680. Recently installed one in my 04...

Odyssey PC 680. Recently installed one in my 04 GSA. Do a search here and you'll find many happy customers. Got mine at a local Batteries Plus store. They even matched the internet price from...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 105,998
Posted By SilverV
I guess someone has to be a dissentor (admittedly...

I guess someone has to be a dissentor (admittedly I didn't read through the entire thread, so perhaps there's others). I like black, but all this black on black on black stuff, well....perhaps the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,770
Posted By SilverV
Just did that very thing. Thanks again.

Just did that very thing. Thanks again.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By SilverV
I believe you're supposed to use the stock...

I believe you're supposed to use the stock hardware that holds on your OEM shield.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,770
Posted By SilverV
Migsel Ram Mount for 1150GSA?

Does anyone know if there's a US distributor? I'm looking for a Migsel dash Ram mount (or platform mount) for my R1150GS Adv. Or even better...if anyone happens to have one collecting dust on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By SilverV
Thanks all. Might try cutting down the CB screen...

Thanks all. Might try cutting down the CB screen at some point. Was able to score a much nicer screen (than mine) thanks to a deal worked out with a fellow inmate here at ADV.

Much appreciated,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By SilverV
I've always used WD40 with no issues. Keeps...

I've always used WD40 with no issues. Keeps things lubed and dry.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By SilverV
You might be leading me to another solution! ...

You might be leading me to another solution! What's involved in polishing out a stock screen? Mine isn't browned out at all, just lots of surface scratches. A matter of a drill-mounted buffing...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By SilverV
1150 GS Adventure - Windscreen

New to me 04 Adventure. Came with a tall Cee Baily screen that is great at keeping the cold wind at bay, but requires me to look at the top edge of the bent plastic screen all the time. At freeway...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,583
Posted By SilverV
Subscribed. :ear

Subscribed. :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By SilverV
Jim, Touringsport BMW has a Service promo...

Jim,

Touringsport BMW has a Service promo every winter (usually Jan/Feb). Their hourly rate of $82 is reduced by 20% along with all parts. I had them install my metal QD's at the same time...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By SilverV
Just had mine done at the dealership. $120 every...

Just had mine done at the dealership. $120 every two years seems reasonable enough to get it done right and avoid the mess and hassle. Depending on your skills (and ambition), certainly, give it a...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By SilverV
MP3 player and earbuds. Simple and effective.

MP3 player and earbuds. Simple and effective.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,174
Posted By SilverV
Not much help here, but I just bought the same...

Not much help here, but I just bought the same bike, sight unseen from a reputable poster on this board about 1000 miles away. It's in transit to me now. Hoping for the best!

I'd say if you look...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,884
Posted By SilverV
As the pic above indicates, when you're not...

As the pic above indicates, when you're not leaning with the bike, you're forcing the bike itself to lean more than necessary to negotiate the turn. With your weight transferred to the inside of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,315
Posted By SilverV
Wow...thanks for all the replies. I looked at...

Wow...thanks for all the replies. I looked at the bike today but didn't ride it. Overall in nice shape with a few minor scratches, but no indication of any tipovers. Had front crash bar and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,315
Posted By SilverV
2005 R1200GS - Any Issues?

Looking at a 2005 R12GS with 23k miles. Has panniers and that's about it. Otherwise completely stock (has ABS). What options were available? ESA? Mostly concerned that 05 was the first year of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By SilverV
GSA Ride Height Question

Currently on a K1200S but considering a more comfortable GS. Visited local dealer who had a nicely farkled 09 GSA at a reasonable price. But....I'm about 5'11" and when sitting on the bike, could...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 43,101
Posted By SilverV
Apologies. Not inteded as a negative comment...

Apologies. Not inteded as a negative comment regarding anything related to this classified ad. Just an observation about such a unique and interesting bike being offered on Adv. Seems it would be...
Forum: Vendors 10-10-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 43,101
Posted By SilverV
I can imagine some sort of money-no-object...

I can imagine some sort of money-no-object collector (Leno) buying a bike like this. Flames and screw-studded tires haven't historically been high on the typical GS-owners list of upgrades (I suspect...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By SilverV
V1 - HARD - V1 Concealed Display

Anyone else running this combo?

I like the HARD for quick vis on a bogey but would like to see the info on my remote display mounted above the instrument cluster. Without the HARD transmitter in...
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