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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 865
Views: 74,521
Posted By ShaftEd
Iím in SolCal, so splitting is a daily event for...

Iím in SolCal, so splitting is a daily event for me. A few years ago I did a trip to Seattle and while riding through Portland at rush hour, of course the freeway was locked, and of course being from...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By ShaftEd
I got the extended Western Service Contract for...

I got the extended Western Service Contract for my 2014 GSW at time of purchase. It was $1200 for 6 years/unlimited miles. Yes, they like to have you purchase the extended warranty within the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 422,589
Posted By ShaftEd
I guess we can call that the "shotgun"...

I guess we can call that the "shotgun" approach.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 82,782
Posted By ShaftEd
Well, thatís not exactly true. The normal shifter...

Well, thatís not exactly true. The normal shifter just has the regular shiftshaft return spring to work with when shifting. The GSAP has its own heaver spring in the unit. Even when you shift...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,945
Views: 422,589
Posted By ShaftEd
CGALLONI, Posting your same question in three...

CGALLONI, Posting your same question in three different threads is not going to help with responses. A few drops out the weephole now and then is no big deal. Keep an eye on the catch tank level and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 82,782
Posted By ShaftEd
I believe it was $580 for the unit, $140 for the...

I believe it was $580 for the unit, $140 for the software, and $100 to install for my 2014.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,849
Posted By ShaftEd
Here's a video of my 14 GSW at Streets of Willow...

Here's a video of my 14 GSW at Streets of Willow Feb. 2014. I'm running with the Intermediate Group on a Motoyard Trackday. I agree that a GS is not a "sportbike", but it is getting closer as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By ShaftEd
My 14 GSW did the same thing. Side the piston is...

My 14 GSW did the same thing. Side the piston is on wore faster than the other side.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By ShaftEd
Look for the red dongle under the seat. If it has...

Look for the red dongle under the seat. If it has that, it has ride modes pro, or use the vin check to list all options.

http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,430
Posted By ShaftEd
Yes, ESA on the 14 was "Dynamic".

Yes, ESA on the 14 was "Dynamic".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,846
Posted By ShaftEd
swmotech doesn't know how the bag will interfere...

swmotech doesn't know how the bag will interfere with your bars. Everyone has them in different positions and some have bar risers. The bags allow for front to back movement so you can position them...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,657
Posted By ShaftEd
Man, that thing did go over hard! That wasn't...

Man, that thing did go over hard! That wasn't just a light tap.

I did a search recently and could not find aftermarket replacement levers for the GSW. Plenty for the older CAM/Hex levers...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 993
Posted By ShaftEd
Awesome deal:deal Time to accessorize!:1drink ...

Awesome deal:deal Time to accessorize!:1drink

http://www.milkcratesdirect.com/image/cache/data/Set_of_6_square_milk_crates-500x500.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,165
Posted By ShaftEd
If your talking the older cam/hex head bikes. The...

If your talking the older cam/hex head bikes. The only reason to run the RT is for cold weather with the big fairing and heated seats. Other than that, the GS handles much better.:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 10:55 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,121
Posted By ShaftEd
Yes, the term ABS can mean a lot of things...

Yes, the term ABS can mean a lot of things depending on the version. The abs on my 1150gs was a bit crude and if used off road would have you sailing off a cliff. The abs on my 2007 12gs was much...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By ShaftEd
Actually, the GS with its taller shocks is much...

Actually, the GS with its taller shocks is much harder to scrape the valve covers. Iíve done enough trackdays on GSís to say if you are touching the valve cover, your suspension is completely sacked...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By ShaftEd
To the OP I'd say it was very wise to pick a...

To the OP I'd say it was very wise to pick a tight technical track to run your GS on. They really do shine in this kind of environment. We used to do trackdays at Willow Springs Horsethief Mile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,052
Posted By ShaftEd
I only run ECE and DOT cert helmets. Not a Snell...

I only run ECE and DOT cert helmets. Not a Snell fan. You can find many helmets with DOT/ECE from $50 to $450. My main helmet now is an AGV AX-8 with DOT/ECE. Best thing about this helmet is that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 82,782
Posted By ShaftEd
That is just a darn shame.:D:1drink ...

That is just a darn shame.:D:1drink

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/8481/ls10cswh.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 82,782
Posted By ShaftEd
Donít want to turn this into a ďmy GSW...

Donít want to turn this into a ďmy GSW transmission sucksĒ thread, but I did try a 2013 demo and thought the trans was a bit clunky/crunchy. Then a road a 2014 demo and same thing. I eventually...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,099
Posted By ShaftEd
Sure, I've owned an 1150, then a Hexhead, and now...

Sure, I've owned an 1150, then a Hexhead, and now the GSW. There are some things I prefer on the old bikes.

No rads with leaky weepholes.
No stupid fan coming on in traffic or technical off road....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 82,782
Posted By ShaftEd
Hello, My name is ShaftEd and I have a confession...

Hello, My name is ShaftEd and I have a confession to make. After 40 years of riding, I have never been able to get the hang of rev matching on a downshift.:deal Yes, all my road racing buddy's have...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,038
Posted By ShaftEd
Yes, it would be best to separate the GSW threads...

Yes, it would be best to separate the GSW threads into their own section. Especially when discussing ESA. Since Wethead ESA is completely different from the older generation ESA, we end up getting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,115
Posted By ShaftEd
You're putting on some miles and the convenience...

You're putting on some miles and the convenience of shaft and cruise control while still getting dirty sounds like your ticket. A 2014+ Super T fits the bill.:deal:1drink
Forum: Face plant 01-05-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,802
Posted By ShaftEd
I only ride if itís 72 degrees with a slight...

I only ride if itís 72 degrees with a slight breeze. If it gets cooler or hotter on my ride, I stop and have my wife pick me up in the truck.:deal:rofl:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 631
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 GSW will do this too on occasion. Seems...

My 2014 GSW will do this too on occasion. Seems to do it most often after a fuel fill up. I start the bike and preload goes down and then back up to where it was. Has not done for quite awhile now...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,988
Posted By ShaftEd
Iíve done some testing of ABS and TC in the...

Iíve done some testing of ABS and TC in the Enduro/Enduro Pro modes on my 2014 GSW. I would imagine that Rawhyde would have you turn off both TC and ABS. TC only really works properly on smoothish...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By ShaftEd
I had the GSAP on my 2014 for about 8k miles now....

I had the GSAP on my 2014 for about 8k miles now. Sure doesnít seem to act like yours. About 95% of my shifts using the shift assist are quick and smooth, both down(with rev matching) and upshifts....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,528
Posted By ShaftEd
I was going to get them on my 2014 GSW when I...

I was going to get them on my 2014 GSW when I prchased it. By the time I added up the lights,mounts, wiring harness, and labor, it was almost $900. Also research showed the lights are considered...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By ShaftEd
OTOH, taking your bike to the dealer to have a...

OTOH, taking your bike to the dealer to have a "professional" work on it doesn't always work out so good either.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,038
Posted By ShaftEd
I let my dealer do the 600 mile service on my...

I let my dealer do the 600 mile service on my GSW. I think they read the torque spec at 110nm, not 11nm! Took me forever to get that thing off.:deal

I'm like many others, no torque wrench. Hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By ShaftEd
Nice, though it looks like it won't work with the...

Nice, though it looks like it won't work with the standard grab rail still installed. I see you have yours removed.
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,744
Posted By ShaftEd
Awesome report!:clap You did amazingly well on...

Awesome report!:clap You did amazingly well on Titus, considering you had zero dirt experience, were loaded to the hilt with triple aluminum luggage, and had no knobby tires. Please have your...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,041
Posted By ShaftEd
Tricky, Here is a thread on plates from advrider....

Tricky, Here is a thread on plates from advrider. Not GS specific, but might have some ideas for you:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=612258

Myself, I prefer a regular plate...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,507
Posted By ShaftEd
Freaking brilliant WT.:clap. Love to see a pic of...

Freaking brilliant WT.:clap. Love to see a pic of the case installed.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,197
Posted By ShaftEd
I have a 2014 with all options but alarm. I added...

I have a 2014 with all options but alarm. I added the shift assist pro when it became available. Now after 24k miles, if I had to order a 2015 I would get same options as I have now. Everything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,277
Posted By ShaftEd
There are no defined speeds for lane splitting in...

There are no defined speeds for lane splitting in CA. If traffic is stop and go, you are supposed to ride at a "reasonable" speed between the traffic. When traffic speeds up again, you fall back in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,277
Posted By ShaftEd
Jeez guys, It aint no big deal. Been lane...

Jeez guys, It aint no big deal. Been lane splitting/lane sharing for over 30 years almost daily here in SoCal. It is unarguably safer than sitting in with stop an go traffic waiting to become a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,269
Posted By ShaftEd
Early 2014 GSW. Had the small spiders cracks...

Early 2014 GSW. Had the small spiders cracks around the windscreen mounts. Today replaced under warranty with new screen using rubber grommets. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 16,740
Posted By ShaftEd
UKGSer site mentioned that the grips on the GSW...

UKGSer site mentioned that the grips on the GSW go to 40% below 3k rpms. So if you’re just riding around town, they really are not very good. Up on the open road, the do run a bit hotter, but still...
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