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Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,422
Posted By pfarrell
Not trying to start anything here... but... ...

Not trying to start anything here... but...
i'll regurgitate some of the training i've had... specifically the fine gents at the BMW off road course in greer SC... 2 days there is worth a lifetime...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,422
Posted By pfarrell
for what it's worth... i second this... i have...

for what it's worth... i second this... i have not been riding since 1970.

use the rear ALL the time, linked or not... it's the only way to do certain levels of control at slow speeds regardless...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,601
Posted By pfarrell
random and off topic i know... but who makes the...

random and off topic i know... but who makes the grip pads on the tank shown in jim's picture??

thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,630
Posted By pfarrell
i'm confused by the weight comparison here. i've...

i'm confused by the weight comparison here. i've done my own math, previously owned a 1200GS that i added all the protection to (wrecked) and now have a GSWA that has most of what i had added to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,117
Posted By pfarrell
my 2 cents on getting a GSA OFF the center stand....

my 2 cents on getting a GSA OFF the center stand. not trying to start anything here... but a lot of comments are mentioning having the bike in neutral. IMO this is a sure fire way to have it roll...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By pfarrell
i have no idea what the reg GS has under the body...

i have no idea what the reg GS has under the body panels in the area that the deflectors are installed... but having taken apart those panels on my GSWA, there are specialized "blocks" under the body...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By pfarrell
just went through this myself. same bike. ...

just went through this myself. same bike.

it's without a doubt #2 in your list... (my set up is dash powerlet to SAE, SAE to split double 12v Cig., USB 12v in one cig—all in a handle bar bag.)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,801
Posted By pfarrell
comparing my former 2012 GS with the exceptional...

comparing my former 2012 GS with the exceptional 2014 GSWA i experienced significantly more heat on the 2012 GS as far as the right side is concerned. it was never an annoyance however. i will say...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,073
Posted By pfarrell
paul— can you confirm confirm that the BMW...

paul— can you confirm confirm that the BMW branded USB->12V cig actually turns off with the key, after the delayed off for GPS and lights, and doesn't continue to trigger the canbus system? on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 895
Posted By pfarrell
i've been having the dash powerlet port drain my...

i've been having the dash powerlet port drain my batt. basically even a USB insert in a 12V cig to powerlet connection will tell canbus to not turn off (at least that's what my observations have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By pfarrell
wow. wasn't inferring a damn thing other than...

wow. wasn't inferring a damn thing other than suggesting talking to ted which has nothing to do with anything other than my own personal experience. certainly wasn't calling anyone ignorant nor...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,270
Posted By pfarrell
just for an "industry" reference. i crashed...

just for an "industry" reference. i crashed (totaled at 80 mph) my 2012 R1200GS with 10K miles on it out west 2 months ago. it was a no-fault scenario without any other parties. point is—my ins co...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By pfarrell
cug— is this on a 2014? i have a GSWA with the...

cug—
is this on a 2014? i have a GSWA with the OEM bags. just purchased the V46 and the alu adapter plate... didn't even think about opening clearance...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By pfarrell
call ted porter (beemershop.com). he's the...

call ted porter (beemershop.com). he's the resident expert in all things BMW suspension. enjoy spending two hours with him on the phone getting schooled in the history of suspension and getting a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,220
Posted By pfarrell
this is funny and probably true. on the 2014 GSWA...

this is funny and probably true. on the 2014 GSWA with the pillion luggage plate installed, the forward pannier rack bolts are hidden/covered.

like someone else stated getting tumblers keyed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By pfarrell
mine say "made by touratech for BMW" inside the...

mine say "made by touratech for BMW" inside the lids... fwiw...
2014 GSWA...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,181
Posted By pfarrell
bizarre. we are talking about the plate for the...

bizarre. we are talking about the plate for the water boxers right?

on my 2014 GSWA: ~28 x ~11 x ~2.5"
the length is ~25" to the first weld towards the front before the bend...
it's very...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By pfarrell
visuals i give a 10 usefulness a 5 good...

visuals i give a 10
usefulness a 5

good compromise between keeping the OEM rear rack while raising platform height for lashing things to, or, i think it's better than using the pillion seat, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,232
Posted By pfarrell
you can find the install instructions on max...

you can find the install instructions on max bmw's website.
don't know if this link will work:
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=56208&rnd=04282014

i installed this on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,181
Posted By pfarrell
it's a great piece for sure. i ran into an...

it's a great piece for sure. i ran into an installation issue on my bike. altrider were super supportive and the conclusion was a build up of tolerances between their brackets and the OEM bars that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,544
Posted By pfarrell
not saying this is wrong—and i don't want to open...

not saying this is wrong—and i don't want to open up a can of worms—this forum is full of good info. but i've been told by three different very reputable big east coast dealers to "not worry about it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,558
Posted By pfarrell
Results on a 2014 GSA BMW headlight guard

figured i'd weigh in on this since i couldn't find it covered in any other threads.

i installed part number: 77518529214 on a 2014 GSAW. didn't really think it through but i printed out and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,454
Posted By pfarrell
get the GSA. i just bought one after crashing my...

get the GSA. i just bought one after crashing my GS.

1. you get a much better deal with the BMW equipping of the GSA, crash bars etc. than you would if you similarly equipped a GS (been there,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,073
Posted By pfarrell
basically if you use the "stop" toggle of the...

basically if you use the "stop" toggle of the kill/start button (toggle up) the bike stops. then when you go to "start" (toggle down) it won't depress... then you add some effort and it feels like it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,073
Posted By pfarrell
having this issue on a 2014 GSAW... in line for...

having this issue on a 2014 GSAW... in line for replacement. several dealers i spoke to trying to find a replacement switch indicated they had several on order for bikes with the same issue....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,166
Posted By pfarrell
My 2 cents. - wrecked my 2012 GS (after...

My 2 cents.

- wrecked my 2012 GS (after adding a lot of the stuff that comes standard
on the GSA but spending more for it, maybe better quality that way but who knows) — wreck was a total loss at...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By pfarrell
+1 just bought a GSAW from them... last of the...

+1 just bought a GSAW from them... last of the 2014 run... great people, great experience.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,049
Posted By pfarrell
http://www.carlemon.com/warranty_act.aspx ?

http://www.carlemon.com/warranty_act.aspx

?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 592,074
Posted By pfarrell
awesome. thanks for the info. i recently went off...

awesome. thanks for the info. i recently went off my bike at 80mph... 5K in camera gear was saved by a touratech rapidtrap aluminum box which separated and went flying down the road sacrificing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 592,074
Posted By pfarrell
love this setup—givi top case and aluminum side...

love this setup—givi top case and aluminum side cases...
anyone know what the mount is for the givi? looks like removal of the BMW rear rack (my preference) and replacement with something tubular...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,376
Posted By pfarrell
+1 for fuji X series. i had an x-t1, x-pro 1, and...

+1 for fuji X series. i had an x-t1, x-pro 1, and an x100s plus lenses in an f-stop case (google them) inside a 38L touratech rapid trap top case on my 1200GS. the top box left the bike during an 80...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By pfarrell
depending on year some kaokos come with an...

depending on year some kaokos come with an additional regular silver washer that's used to add space inside the throttle tube IF needed. the larger plastic washer is absolutely crucial for the safe...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By pfarrell
i rode a factory lowered '12 GS for two years and...

i rode a factory lowered '12 GS for two years and am now in the process of putting it back to the standard height (requires swapping out the side and center stands in addition to the suspension)......
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 764
Posted By pfarrell
a company called f-stop makes a series of "in...

a company called f-stop makes a series of "in bag" camera cases: http://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/icu/pro-icu/large-pro-icu.html

that fit touratech top boxes perfectly:...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,288
Posted By pfarrell
+1 on machineartmoto, had BMW...

+1 on machineartmoto, had BMW ones...machineartmoto are better...
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 38,662
Posted By pfarrell
for those interested in the armas suit (great...

for those interested in the armas suit (great suit btw), i switched out the RVP air knee armor on my armas trousers for the new D30 because it's softer. on extended riding tours i found the ridges in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,335
Posted By pfarrell
metal mule with matched exhaust—but if you like...

metal mule with matched exhaust—but if you like to drop your bike testing your limits off road like i do—kriega soft bags which will fit a variety of frames—lightest possible solution and robust. all...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 446
Posted By pfarrell
no. the exhaust valve flapper was added in 2010....

no. the exhaust valve flapper was added in 2010. you would have to do quite a bit of work to make a transitional pipe piece between the header and mid-pipe. ...unless you are being offered a full...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,469
Posted By pfarrell
perhaps arm and hand positioning are playing a...

perhaps arm and hand positioning are playing a role in this? for instance when sitting in the riding position—hands on grips, fingers extended resting on top of control levers—from the crook of your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By pfarrell
right...to clarify...I've replaced mine with the...

right...to clarify...I've replaced mine with the BMW machined replacements which have a single part number...I have no explanation as to why there are separate part numbers for the stockers in the...
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