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Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By slowinfastout
Not sure which model you have, but on my 2014 GS...

Not sure which model you have, but on my 2014 GS I have the switch wired to the tail lamp wire, It gets 12v as soon as the ignition is switched on and will stay active via the CanBus for about 45...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,452
Posted By slowinfastout
The K1600 just rips the highways in a way the GS...

The K1600 just rips the highways in a way the GS never could even come close to. But the GS is ten times more fun for a day ride. If I'm going somewhere like Deal's Gap and ride the Dragon (8...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,523
Posted By slowinfastout
Same with me, anything with a ballast is...

Same with me, anything with a ballast is yesterday's news - I have zero interest in putting a ballast on my bike (did so on my 2006 GS12, the 2014 is getting LED's). Not only is the install more...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,452
Posted By slowinfastout
All machines break. Having been a...

All machines break.

Having been a professional motorcycle mechanic and having owned over (40) motorcycles in my lifetime and virtually every modern brand, I can tell you each brand and each model...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 578
Views: 187,219
Posted By slowinfastout
Touratech Zega Pro 2's 31L / 38L and top case...

Touratech Zega Pro 2's 31L / 38L and top case 25L, bare aluminum finish on 2014 GS1200.

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd387/drcollie/2014%20R1200GS%20LC/DSC_0006_zps36d45f8b.jpg...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-28-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,176
Posted By slowinfastout
Looking forward to my first Shenandoah 500 on my...

Looking forward to my first Shenandoah 500 on my GS1200. Was discussing with my buddy Scott today (he is also on a GS) the ADV loop and he's thinking we may want to do a few of the Dual Sport...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 4,930
Views: 780,903
Posted By slowinfastout
Touratech 'Dri' seat is great so far, but I've...

Touratech 'Dri' seat is great so far, but I've only gone 50 miles on it so far. I will find out next weekend for sure as I'm doing the Shenandoah 500 over 2 days plus 3 hours ride there and back. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By slowinfastout
Yes I did secure the relays by screwing them into...

Yes I did secure the relays by screwing them into the top of the battery. That's an Odyssey battery, not the crap BMW OEM one. On that particular battery there is appx. 1/2" of air space between the...
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 276,759
Posted By slowinfastout
What did I do in my Garage today? Finished my...

What did I do in my Garage today? Finished my Renovations! Actually, this was more like a 6 week project, but who's counting? Same angle shot....

BEFORE:

...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 775
Posted By slowinfastout
You don't need to go to the headlights for this,...

You don't need to go to the headlights for this, it's been 8 years since I did my 2006 with a power block so I'm a little rusty, but there is a diagnostics plug under the seat, back by the rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By slowinfastout
Touratech Zega Pro 2's on 2014 GS12

Just installed, I don't see many threads about the new Zega 2's which have a locking quick release on them that is very trick. They're not on TT- USA's web site yet (but available in Europe) and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,980
Posted By slowinfastout
I first test drove a new GS LC a year ago, and...

I first test drove a new GS LC a year ago, and the vibration on the 2013 demo was enough to turn me off the bike totally. I was stunned, actually - my 06 GS was much smoother. So I got off the kick...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,294
Posted By slowinfastout
Touratech is considered generally to be the best,...

Touratech is considered generally to be the best, made of stainless steel. They are also the most costly by a wide margin. I always 'try' to go cheaper on GS Crash bars and try to talk myself into...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4,930
Views: 780,903
Posted By slowinfastout
Well....quite a bit, actually. 2014: ...

Well....quite a bit, actually. 2014:

Removed: Rear Passenger pegs and frame

Added / Upgraded:

* Touratech Crash Bars
* Touratech Solo Seat (dri)
* BMW Luggage Plate for Rear Seat
*...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By slowinfastout
5'11" and 30" inseam. Coupled with a Touratech...

5'11" and 30" inseam. Coupled with a Touratech seat and Puig windscreen, I have found perfection for the GS
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,721
Posted By slowinfastout
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl You know, I owned a...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

You know, I owned a 2006 GS12 and the climate here was the same - lots of bashing, lots of 'problems' and lots of bitching / moaning. Then I went to a KTM 990 - same...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By slowinfastout
Interesting that it has been on older bikes. My...

Interesting that it has been on older bikes. My 2012 K1600 doesn't have them, guess its peculiar to certain BMW's.

Here's the valve units on a 991S. They come standard from the factory like this...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 907
Posted By slowinfastout
GS1200 - LC Flapper Valve in the Exhaust

I had to remove the pipe on my 2014 R1200GS last night when taking off the passenger footrest brackets (setting the bike up for solo use) and noticed a flapper valve in the exhaust right after the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,279
Posted By slowinfastout
Over in Porsche World, there is a current exhaust...

Over in Porsche World, there is a current exhaust thread where the vendors were claiming all these HP gains with simple cat back bolt-on pipes. The most aggressive of the vendors - Fabspeed - said...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By slowinfastout
SW Moto Risers and Footpegs for the 1200 LC

I'm always tweaking the bike, looking for that 'perfect' riding setup. These pieces from Twisted Throttle are perfect for the way I like to ride the bike, thought I'd just put them out there. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By slowinfastout
On my old 2006 GS12, I had enough lighting power...

On my old 2006 GS12, I had enough lighting power to land at airports, with a pair of Rigid D2's (LED's), a pair of Touratech Hella HID's and a headlamp HID conversion. Throwing a beam down the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By slowinfastout
A little riding story : on a GS1200 and recovering from cancer

I just picked up a new 2014 GS last week and as I was fiddling around with the Electronic suspension setting scrolling from HARD to NORMAL to SOFT it reminded me of when my 2006 GS was brand new and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By slowinfastout
This is a big issue with K1600's as well, and one...

This is a big issue with K1600's as well, and one of the forum members for the 6 cylinder BMW did some tests using a pyrometer and before/after cat removal on the K1600. The result, it helped a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,387
Posted By slowinfastout
It can be challenging to tighten these up due to...

It can be challenging to tighten these up due to the access, the secret is to have toolbox full of lots of tools. <g> It's not going to hurt anything if they are not dead even on the gaps, long as ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,387
Posted By slowinfastout
You didn't tighten them sequentially. Unloosen...

You didn't tighten them sequentially. Unloosen them, do a little tightening on the front, then go to the back, repeat, repeat. Take each down a little at a time and they will even out the clamp.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By slowinfastout
Roll Chart holder on the 13-14 GS?

Has anyone mounted a Roll Chart Holder on the new LC bikes? If so, which one did you get and have any photos? Need to get one to run the Shenandoah 500 next month and not sure which will fit best on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By slowinfastout
Akropovic Exhausts for the GS 12 LC

I'm looking at the Akro's for the GS 12 LC, and of course the BMW Dealer only one appeals the most from an aesthetic view - however its priced at $ 1,329 for the slip on can, and has to be purchased...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,176
Posted By slowinfastout
Just signed up today with a pal, we will both be...

Just signed up today with a pal, we will both be bringing 1200GSes. Both of us are experienced old Husqvarna enduro riders from the 70's, so we can do OK off-road, but here's a question for the S500...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,185
Posted By slowinfastout
The way Ferrari of Washington explained it to me,...

The way Ferrari of Washington explained it to me, as I stood there mouth slightly parted, agape....it works like this:

YOU cannot buy a new Ferrari just coming in here off the street, its not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,185
Posted By slowinfastout
I own a retail store myself, and of course get...

I own a retail store myself, and of course get the same complaints on pricing. The thing is, we as a group here on ADV Rider have no idea on TT - USA cost basis, we don't know what they are paying...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By slowinfastout
I'm not a fan of the GSA, though I know a lot of...

I'm not a fan of the GSA, though I know a lot of guys are. For me, its too heavy and too bloated which makes it a real handful on fire roads and trails. So its standard GS for me and the goal is to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By slowinfastout
2014 GS12W vs 2006 GS12 vs K1600GTL

Just picked up my 2014 Wasserboxer today and took it out on its first run this afternoon. WOW....I can't get over how strong this engine is. And the handling is fantastic, even with BMW factory...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By slowinfastout
Yes, a good set of shocks will transform the...

Yes, a good set of shocks will transform the bike. I had a 2006 GS with Ohlins front and rear, and my pal the same bike with Wilburs. The difference and improvement is nothing short of incredible. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By slowinfastout
So I finally figured out what this bike has on it...

So I finally figured out what this bike has on it by using a VIN Decoder. Pretty loaded up. Options

* Dynamic ESA
* LED Headlight
* On Board Computer Pro
* Rides Modes Pro
* GPS Prep
*...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By slowinfastout
Thanks Guys! I called BMW NA with the VIN #, but...

Thanks Guys! I called BMW NA with the VIN #, but they refuse to tell me how the bike is optioned citing 'security and privacy' issues (how ridiculous is that?), but they did give me the selling...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,059
Posted By slowinfastout
A little Identification help? 2014 GS

I just bought this 2014 GS off EBAY, and its at a car dealer three hours away - where they know not much about it other than telling me its 'fully loaded'. It only has 258 miles on it. I sold my 06...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-04-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 762
Posted By slowinfastout
:rofl:rofl:rofl John ole buddy, that's close...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

John ole buddy, that's close enough to your house where you can run home and be back with a different bike every 15 minutes! And I've no doubt that you will!

You know I'll be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-25-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,530
Views: 1,670,561
Posted By slowinfastout
BMW K1600GTL and 1948 Indian Chief

Went over to my pal's house to see his new '48 Indian. Didn't stage the shot, the bikes were just parked like this so I snapped a shot with my iPhone and it happens to be my favorite bike photo. The...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 827
Views: 152,783
Posted By slowinfastout
These two Italian Redheads: 1993 Moto Guzzi...

These two Italian Redheads:

1993 Moto Guzzi Daytona 1000. After a total restoration, I took it out for its first ride in 12 years and found the riding position to be a torture rack, with the...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-04-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By slowinfastout
Not much out there, I've been looking too as I...

Not much out there, I've been looking too as I recently acquired a GPz.

This one seems to be the best that I can find.
...
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