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Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 113,788
Posted By sonic578
3000 mi impressions... A little noisy, but...

3000 mi impressions...

A little noisy, but nothing like the Anakee 3's they replaced.
Far grippier than the Anakee on street. In fact, better adhesion than I can recall on Anakee or Tourance. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,039
Posted By sonic578
Hmmm. I only tried on the GS Dry and found the...

Hmmm. I only tried on the GS Dry and found the neck a bit large and tended to press on front of my neck, with a gap in the back. I was concerned that it may be hard to keep rain out of the back?? Is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By sonic578
The uneven wear above has been corrected after...

The uneven wear above has been corrected after taking more measurements and being more careful. Both sides are pretty much the same.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By sonic578
I've often considered doing that, but it never...

I've often considered doing that, but it never took long to conclude it would be a lot of work. How about some pics or at least description of the issues you ran into... and eventually resolved?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By sonic578
Another kudo to Mike at Beemerboneyard, who...

Another kudo to Mike at Beemerboneyard, who pointed out that OEM rotors are 4.5mm front and 5.0mm rear, new, with wear limits of 4.0 and 4.5mm respectively.

Sounds like these have another 20k mi...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By sonic578
Brake rotors - when to replace?

2011 GS w/ 30k mi. Just doing a service and checked rotor thickness:

Front right: 4.21mm
Front left: 4.23mm (corrected uneven wear)
Rear: 5.07mm

Any alarms here? I believe the...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 898
Posted By sonic578
Looking to ship 3-5 bikes from Florida to Maine...

Looking to ship 3-5 bikes from Florida to Maine in May. Any more suggestions, in addition to what is already in this thread, would be appreciated.

TIA
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6,713
Views: 1,209,627
Posted By sonic578
There is no such thing!

There is no such thing!
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,458
Posted By sonic578
Got a heated jacket a couple of years ago, and...

Got a heated jacket a couple of years ago, and agree that it enables much more riding! One of the keys, even with heated gear, as mentioned by spoon is to prevent air leaks in the neck area. I used...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 92,934
Posted By sonic578
After over 7 yrs with the same Sargent seat...

After over 7 yrs with the same Sargent seat (transferred to 3 GS's), I'm still pleased. Based in Jacksonville, FL...

http://www.sargentcycle.com/
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,651
Posted By sonic578
Placed my order today. Thanks Kurt for answering...

Placed my order today. Thanks Kurt for answering questions. Looking fwd to having a 'protected belly'!
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,717
Posted By sonic578
What he said! On Badlands Pro I'm counting NINE...

What he said! On Badlands Pro I'm counting NINE 'labels'!! It would be different if we were being paid to advertise. I have a pretty old Rev'It jacket that was pretty bad also, and those suckers...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By sonic578
Did anyone come up with a solution?

Did anyone come up with a solution?
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 283,537
Posted By sonic578
Yes, this is only for those rare times when we're...

Yes, this is only for those rare times when we're NOT sitting on the beach! :evil

We do actually get out of FL on occasion - planning a trip to ME this spring. And there are a few days down here...
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 283,537
Posted By sonic578
Those look like good suggestions. No REI's or...

Those look like good suggestions. No REI's or EMS's nearby (south Florida) - Sports Authority and Dick's, unfortunately with a Peter Glenn here and there.
I have already sent query to Mountain...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 283,537
Posted By sonic578
I'm looking for a stretchy, tight fitting, full...

I'm looking for a stretchy, tight fitting, full length zipper, turtleneck mid-layer that can be used on top of a heated jacked (Warm n Safe). The turtleneck is to seal air leaks, and stretchy will...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,804
Posted By sonic578
So is the diagnostic connector line. I decided to...

So is the diagnostic connector line. I decided to stick with ignition switched to avoid losing power if the headlight burns out and canbus shuts down that line.


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,804
Posted By sonic578
I guess I'm in the "ask around" pool. :evil ...

I guess I'm in the "ask around" pool. :evil

With the Denali LED's current draw is 'only' 1.5A total, I'd still prefer not to add that to the battery load when starting. Guess I'll run a line up...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,804
Posted By sonic578
I accept that this is a bit old, and I may not...

I accept that this is a bit old, and I may not get an answer...

Is that a red positap on the CANBUS diagnostic connector? I'm looking for a place to tap for switched power to feed Fuzebloc. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 79,972
Posted By sonic578
Fully charged, fresh off charger: 13.4v Sit...

Fully charged, fresh off charger: 13.4v
Sit open circuit overnight: 12.8v
Turn on ignition: initial draw of 2A, dropped to 12.38v
Turn on 55W headlight: 6.1A, 12.2v

discharge... til it gets...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,630
Posted By sonic578
Based on a few hours of off-bike wearing,...

Based on a few hours of off-bike wearing, regarding fit, comfort, noise isolation, and sound quality... I'm pleased. Will update when I can get back on the bike in a couple of weeks.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,385
Posted By sonic578
It took me 3 bikes to get it right (and by that...

It took me 3 bikes to get it right (and by that of course I mean right for me). 2005 GS for 2 yrs til I concluded I didn't want servo brakes and did want several things that were std on the GSA,...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 41,211
Posted By sonic578
Hi Jason I've scanned this thread, but...

Hi Jason

I've scanned this thread, but probably missed it... There is a Touratech rack option for the DSBP Raid toolbox, but I don't see any pics. Is the box the same shape as what is pictured? ...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,630
Posted By sonic578
I was headed to custom molds, but started seeing...

I was headed to custom molds, but started seeing good reviews of the Splug. She offers a 30 day trial period, and lifetime upgrade to the custom molds, so hard to go wrong. Similar experience to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 79,972
Posted By sonic578
That at least makes sense! Can't understand...

That at least makes sense! Can't understand battery acting like that.

Thanks also to Mouth for the pics. Looks like your battery was doing some arc welding!

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 79,972
Posted By sonic578
No I did not, but, my discharge method did not...

No I did not, but, my discharge method did not readily allow me to do that since i was changing resistance with the jacket controller to get to 10.5v faster. Didn't think about estimating capacity....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 79,972
Posted By sonic578
2 yr old Odyssey PC535 - had never charged it...

2 yr old Odyssey PC535 - had never charged it except for the initial charge before installing - figured as often as I ride it wasn't necessary (at least once every week or 2 at least).

Started...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By sonic578
Thx El Gato. Yes, flush profile does seem ideal....

Thx El Gato. Yes, flush profile does seem ideal. To avoid the problem of disturbing the ER6's with the helmet I jam them in pretty far, hence the discomfort issue. Glad to hear comment on sound...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,125
Posted By sonic578
I'm considering PlugUp, or, the Etymotic Custom...

I'm considering PlugUp, or, the Etymotic Custom Fit program. Would be interested in any comments from folks who have tried either? Interested in either custom plugs, or, embedding my own earbuds...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 642,475
Posted By sonic578
I was looking for the combination setup - spkrs...

I was looking for the combination setup - spkrs by default and turn those off (and attenuate level) when you plug earbuds into the 3.5mm jack. I know this has been discussed elsewhere in the past,...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 642,475
Posted By sonic578
earbud - speaker combination setup

A few months ago Sena released their SMH-10 clamp accessory that supports both earbuds and speakers, using a plug inline with speakers and short coiled adapter cord for earbuds - SMH-A0305. I know...
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 107,011
Posted By sonic578
If it's not against the rules can u post a link? ...

If it's not against the rules can u post a link? Unable to find it. Thx
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,071
Posted By sonic578
Not sure this is an 1100, but regardless, the vid...

Not sure this is an 1100, but regardless, the vid addresses the "why remove" question, and if you enjoy Chris's humor (as I do), it's a good watch.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H907BjGC0Pc
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By sonic578
The gasket is critical to achieving a good water...

The gasket is critical to achieving a good water seal. No gasket... No seal.
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 283,537
Posted By sonic578
A couple of questions wrt winter gloves. I use...

A couple of questions wrt winter gloves. I use Warm & Safe heated jacket liner. Are my glove options limited to the same brand, or would Gerbings work?

Also, I've seen some good comments on the...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 642,475
Posted By sonic578
Eval unit shipped today UPS ground. Should see...

Eval unit shipped today UPS ground. Should see some reports here soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,170
Posted By sonic578
I have one of the newish battery less,...

I have one of the newish battery less, weather-resistant Florida Sunpass devices. Have a GSA windscreen on a GS, and have velcro'd it, upside down onto the small 'shelf' just behind the lower part...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,510
Posted By sonic578
Take a look at the TT Day Trip.

Take a look at the TT Day Trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,211
Posted By sonic578
I wish you hadn't said this. I was just starting...

I wish you hadn't said this. I was just starting to get used to the 4,200rpm buzz, after 19k mi on my 2011 GS. Are you SURE the TB sync helped?
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 642,475
Posted By sonic578
While it is true that earbuds typically have...

While it is true that earbuds typically have higher impedance than speakers, mainly due to the very small moving coil, the biggest difference is the required POWER. Sena took an odd approach in the...
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