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Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,398
Posted By kindofblue
I emailed Pietro, a rep for Givi about a month...

I emailed Pietro, a rep for Givi about a month ago and he said they were just waiting for the paperwork to come through on the DOT certification. I personally gave up on this and bought a Schuberth...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,499
Posted By kindofblue
Thumb quick review

I finally got out for a ride on Sat and here is my brief review.

I got a tall Calsci screen last spring as the oem screen caused too much buffeting for my 6'4" height. It worked well and provided...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,014
Posted By kindofblue
win-win option

Well, let's see. Would your bike be faster if it weighed 20-40 pounds less? Do you have that much weight you could lose? It would not only make you healthier and fitter but your bike quicker.
:hide
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 21,954
Posted By kindofblue
Sit relief shorts

You might consider SitRelief shorts (see my sig. line).
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,780
Posted By kindofblue
Sit relief shorts on ride & review

Glad to hear they worked for you on what was a long ride!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By kindofblue
I personally wouldn't count on it.

I personally wouldn't count on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,520
Posted By kindofblue
Yes, it does make sense and your English is quite...

Yes, it does make sense and your English is quite clear. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By kindofblue
I got 7k out of my oem Next rear which is about...

I got 7k out of my oem Next rear which is about average for me with previous GSs. Replaced it with another Next and the front is still fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,520
Posted By kindofblue
Hi, I took a look at this support on their site...

Hi, I took a look at this support on their site and then looked at the bilateral supports for the brackets that are stock. I'm not quite sure how this increases the stability of the windscreen. Would...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,721
Posted By kindofblue
Rox rocks

I've had Rox risers on all 3 of my GSs: '08, '10, and '13. Don't leave home without them. :wink:

I offered to beta test the block and adjustable risers for the GS LC. Chris Olin, the company's...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,499
Posted By kindofblue
Yup. Ordered the tall screen. Will report back...

Yup. Ordered the tall screen. Will report back here once I've been out on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,499
Posted By kindofblue
Just ordered a tall screen for my 6'4" 34" inseam...

Just ordered a tall screen for my 6'4" 34" inseam body. I had his screen on an 08 and a '10 and thought they were great. I've got a calsci screen on now and it does a reasonably good job but I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Aeroflow windscreen for GS-LC

Hi all,
Has anyone tried out the new Aeroflow screen for the GS LC? If so, please post a review here and PM me back channel as I'm not checking this thread regularly now. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,393
Posted By kindofblue
refueling

I'll put the bike on its center stand when I'm on long trips and want to max out the amount of fuel I can get into the tank. When not on long trips though, I simply leave the GS on its side stand to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
I installed this at the MOA rally this summer....

I installed this at the MOA rally this summer. The 1500 mi. ride home demonstrated its effectiveness at keeping crud off the bike. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,759
Posted By kindofblue
Rox adjustable risers

I got the Rox adjustable risers on yesterday. Chris O. and I had already relocated the right cables outside of the forks and zip tied them to the chassis. I think this is the best route. These are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Might you have a link for purchasing it?

Might you have a link for purchasing it?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Huh? What is helicopter tape and its function?

Huh? What is helicopter tape and its function?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Our local dealer, Sandia BMW, does the same for...

Our local dealer, Sandia BMW, does the same for customers although I've not seen a multi-charger in their showroom.

The GSW is my 3rd GS and all have had this pig tail which I've used with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
At 6'4" w/34" inseam I've got a Russell saddle...

At 6'4" w/34" inseam I've got a Russell saddle (added height a bit) and Fastway pegs that lowered the pegs ~3/4". That and Rox risers and I'm a happy camper. And there is a thread here on farkles for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,759
Posted By kindofblue
I have the 40mm block Rox risers on my GS LC....

I have the 40mm block Rox risers on my GS LC. Chris Olin of Rox and I worked on the installation at the MOA rally and concluded that the right brake line should be outside of the forks but also zip...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,398
Posted By kindofblue
Yahoo! :clap

Yahoo! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 75,818
Posted By kindofblue
The metal one I had for my 08 and 10 gs fit just...

The metal one I had for my 08 and 10 gs fit just fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 75,818
Posted By kindofblue
Thumb SW-Motech

I've had SW-Motech bars on my 08 and '10 GSs and got them for my '13 GS LC. They seem to be the only ones that don't need to be loosened or taken off to get to the valves. High build quality and rock...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,741
Posted By kindofblue
Tire pressures & tread depth

We just installed a new Next rear on Sat and aired it up to 42#. Gary checked the pressure with a precise gauge. The next morning I checked the pressure with the digital gauge BMW sent me when I...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 651,596
Posted By kindofblue
seat to peg distance

Really? I'm 6'4" w/34" inseam. I sat on one in a show room 2 weeks ago and thought the seat to peg distance was pretty cramped. Have you lowered the pegs? Raised the handle bars?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Russell saddle & Calsci screen

Hi Paul,
I've got a Russell Day Long Saddle on my GS LC and love it. I also have an XL Calsci screen that works well for me (6'4" 34" inseam).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,741
Posted By kindofblue
Well a friend of mine who rides similarly to me...

Well a friend of mine who rides similarly to me has pilot road 3s on his 2010 GS. He's got 7,000 mi. on them now and is just at the wear bars too. It will be interesting to see if the new pilot road...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By kindofblue
Thumb Russell saddle

Yes, red, the fastest color. As requested below. The seats are covered in an auto seat fabric. Cool in summer, warm in winter:D. Part of the front seat is in the sun, the rest is in the shade in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,120
Posted By kindofblue
For some folks the 40mm block risers make the...

For some folks the 40mm block risers make the clutch cable just a bit too tight on full right lock. This can be resolved by loosening the 2 bolts holding that mechanism to the handlebar and moving it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By kindofblue
Thumb Russell saddle

I got a Russell Day Long saddle built this last June. Definitely a happy camper.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By kindofblue
Thumb tall rider mods thread

Hi Todd,
I started a separate thread for tall GS LC rider mods here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882263

Oh, and I'm just turning 7k mi. on the bike and am definitely a happy...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,741
Posted By kindofblue
7k mi. on rear

Well I'm just coming up on 7k mi. and the rear is just at the wear bars. I picked up a new Next rear tire today and will probably try the new Pilot Roads 4s next spring when I need a new rear again....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Is your Valentine 1 attached to the small cross...

Is your Valentine 1 attached to the small cross bar just behind the screen? If so, how did you attach it? The diameter of that bar is so small.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 26,136
Posted By kindofblue
Tourance Next tread life & PR4s

I've got almost 7k mi. on my GS now and the rear tire is just about gone. That's about average for me with previous GSs. The front is fine. I've just ordered a new rear.

At the BMW MOA rally...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
agri tube mount

Nice box. As for the agri-tube I mounted one on the inside of my Jesse pannier mount with 4 zip ties. I've got my tire repair kit in it. Pics to follow.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
Thanks for the excellent write up! :clap

Thanks for the excellent write up! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 410,984
Posted By kindofblue
When needed, I keep my water bladder in my tank...

When needed, I keep my water bladder in my tank bag. :D
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