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Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2012, 09:23 AM
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Views: 2,031,696
Posted By PRW
+1 :thumb

+1 :thumb
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-07-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 591
Views: 74,132
Posted By PRW
Best mounts, hands-down: ...

Best mounts, hands-down: http://www.saeng.com/category.php?category=59
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 23,974
Posted By PRW
Yes. Most of us can live with that, if...

Yes.



Most of us can live with that, if it were true, because that would be consistent behavior. But if you took the time to read through the genuine complaints, instead of preaching obvious,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,980
Posted By PRW
Do bunnies pose a hazard to the GS? :huh

Do bunnies pose a hazard to the GS? :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2010, 06:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 17,260
Posted By PRW
Nice list - thanks. Some new aggressive...

Nice list - thanks. Some new aggressive knobby/dual-sports that I've never heard of. Very interesting... :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,980
Posted By PRW
I've had really good luck with PIAA EXtreme White...

I've had really good luck with PIAA EXtreme White Plus on both of my GSs. They are DEFINITELY much whiter and brighter than stock. Contrary to what other other inmates have reported, I typically...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,431
Posted By PRW
:D I had the same thing happen to me - my...

:D I had the same thing happen to me - my (S)hins got busted open when I got ejected from the bike during a crash, but it was caused by the jugs, not the crash bar.

Edit: P.S. Glad the OP is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2010, 05:54 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 345,115
Posted By PRW
OMG dude - that is so freaking funny - everyone...

OMG dude - that is so freaking funny - everyone I've shown it to is still laughing their ass off. Leave it to JVB to find the picture within the picture... :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 982
Views: 345,115
Posted By PRW
It really does! :oscar

It really does! :oscar
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 23,974
Posted By PRW
:oscar

:oscar
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2010, 07:54 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 23,974
Posted By PRW
Bravo - a math whiz! :super So you can count...

Bravo - a math whiz! :super So you can count miles on an odometer to keep track of your fuel level - what a novel concept! :mulie Obviously, you rarely if ever change your riding style or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2010, 05:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,184
Posted By PRW
:oscar

:oscar
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,184
Posted By PRW
Cool - thanks. Makes more sense, but still...

Cool - thanks. Makes more sense, but still sounds like a good deal. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,184
Posted By PRW
Hi - Can you elaborate on this trade please? ...

Hi - Can you elaborate on this trade please? Which equipment packages on the old and the new?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 23,974
Posted By PRW
I'm not an alarmist, I wouldn't let this issue...

I'm not an alarmist, I wouldn't let this issue overshadow all the positive attributes and greatness of our beloved GS and I certainly wouldn't consider any lawsuits over it - but let's make no...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,184
Posted By PRW
Very cool - good input.

Very cool - good input.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 23,974
Posted By PRW
Jim - go easy on the poor guy... :D Let's...

Jim - go easy on the poor guy... :D

Let's face it - and as you've already acknowledged, it is a really annoying issue. And one that's seemingly inexcusable for a machine of this caliber. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 23,974
Posted By PRW
It seems it would pay for BMW to do something. I...

It seems it would pay for BMW to do something. I recently reported that the dealer who replaced mine told me that he has done "over $1M of warranty replacements so far..."
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 23,974
Posted By PRW
Hi Jim. IME, the range computer is fed by the...

Hi Jim. IME, the range computer is fed by the strip. That's how most of us end up getting stranded - we get used used to relying on the range indicator and as the strip slowly degrades, so does the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 07:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,184
Posted By PRW
The differences between the '07 and the '10 are...

The differences between the '07 and the '10 are hugely noticeable - some of them are engine related and others are gearbox related. The subtleties are when you compare the '08-'09 to the '10.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 23,974
Posted By PRW
I would take it to the dealer and demand a...

I would take it to the dealer and demand a warranty replacement - this is a well-known, longstanding defect. If that doesn't work, call BMW and demand it. It really deserves to have been a recall...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,772
Posted By PRW
Good points on water-cooling obviating the need...

Good points on water-cooling obviating the need for (large) fins. :thumb

I like the simplicity of the Hex-Heads too, but it's encouraging to know that there may be a water-cooling solution to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2010, 03:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,772
Posted By PRW
I agree that the radiator is a challenge. But I...

I agree that the radiator is a challenge. But I disagree with your premise that the jugs are not an issue. The heads/cylinders would need to be cooled using the water from the radiator. How do you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,772
Posted By PRW
Apples. Oranges.

Apples. Oranges.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,772
Posted By PRW
xclr = I meant that comment with respect to the...

xclr = I meant that comment with respect to the Boxer. If the heads needed to be water-cooled to pass ever-tightening emissions standards, they would likely get large enough to interfere with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,772
Posted By PRW
Indeed, but you wouldn't be able to lean the bike...

Indeed, but you wouldn't be able to lean the bike with the reduced ground clearance that water-cooling would likely impose... :nah
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,829
Posted By PRW
Hi Marc - yep, I'm aware of the pulsing-in of...

Hi Marc - yep, I'm aware of the pulsing-in of fuel and also did that in this case when I topped it off. In a parallel thread, I just read the story of another inmate who found that he had a pinched...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,062
Posted By PRW
Interesting. My fuel strip was faulty also and...

Interesting. My fuel strip was faulty also and recently replaced. The weird thing though, was when I ran out of fuel with the range still showing 80 Miles, I couldn't figure out why I could only...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2010, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 399
Posted By PRW
ESA Shock Life?

Approaching 30K miles on my 2008 12GS with ESA. Latest worry bead: Are my shocks working as well as they used to?

Do any suspension techies out there have a good way to check how well the shocks...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,607
Posted By PRW
Thanks jj - good report. :super Both excellent...

Thanks jj - good report. :super Both excellent tires with subtle pros/cons.

Have you had much off-pavement experience with each? I find the A2 to be a bit more sure-footed in light-medium...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,607
Posted By PRW
Hi jj - been a while... :wave What turned...

Hi jj - been a while... :wave

What turned you off on Anakee 2? :lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,607
Posted By PRW
I ran TKC for a long time before switching to...

I ran TKC for a long time before switching to Anakee-2, which I love. I generally agree that the A2 performs very solidly in many off-pavement situations, but IME, if you're in heavy MUD or SAND,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2010, 10:40 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,184
Posted By PRW
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-16-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 214,143
Posted By PRW
And don't forget to remove all removable media...

And don't forget to remove all removable media cards during the update. For some reason, if the installer sees them, it attempts to write the new maps to the cards rather than the internal storage...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By PRW
So are you referring to the 2 "U"-shaped metal...

So are you referring to the 2 "U"-shaped metal rods, viewable only from underneath the case when it's off the bike, which form a "tongue" that slides underneath the plastic cutout in the base plate,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By PRW
Can you please elaborate on exactly where this...

Can you please elaborate on exactly where this metal plate is located?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,684
Posted By PRW
+1 Despite what the mathematics prove, it's...

+1 Despite what the mathematics prove, it's hardly noticeable when riding. Besides, what good is the marginally improved performance when the cast wheels are cracked or bent? :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2010, 04:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,607
Posted By PRW
I've tried just about every tire available for...

I've tried just about every tire available for the GS. There is not a tire out there that deals with tar snakes well. :nah Those things just suck - period.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By PRW
C'mon Phil - give us more credit than that... ...

C'mon Phil - give us more credit than that... :beer

Yes, of course - I'm checking these pressures under an "all else equal" setup, i.e. same ambient temperature. What other method can you use...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-09-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 214,143
Posted By PRW
+1 - very well stated overall - my sentiments...

+1 - very well stated overall - my sentiments exactly. :nod

With one exception: Zumo should not be used to represent the pinnacle of GPS device design. IMO, for motorcycling, the GPSMAP 478 was...
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