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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 398
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,756
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 764
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, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 298,330
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, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 298,330
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, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,573
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,044
Posted By pfarrell
http://www.carlemon.com/warranty_act.aspx ?

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

?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 516,400
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, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 516,400
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, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,025
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, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,191
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, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,035
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, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
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, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By pfarrell
+1 on machineartmoto, had BMW...

+1 on machineartmoto, had BMW ones...machineartmoto are better...
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 35,639
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, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
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, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,147
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, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
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...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By pfarrell
might be different for older years...but on newer...

might be different for older years...but on newer bikes they are identical...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By pfarrell
what year gs? i had the right turn signal fail...

what year gs? i had the right turn signal fail with 4K miles on a 2012...it took a bit of wondering to figure out just what was going on. it was actually the cancel switch/operation that i think was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,137
Posted By pfarrell
i agree with def, having bought 3 new bikes in...

i agree with def, having bought 3 new bikes in NYC. additionally make friends with the sales person...obviously that's more likely to help you on later purchases...not really your first. guys will...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By pfarrell
i take the "complete but not crazy"...

i take the "complete but not crazy" approach...probably because my bike is new...so that may change over time...

this is a good write up:
http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html

in addition,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,392
Posted By pfarrell
i recently switched from a F650GS (first BMW,...

i recently switched from a F650GS (first BMW, rode it for 2 years) to a 1200GS. best decision i've made regarding motorcycles. just did the TLH on it....took the 2 day BMW off road course in greer SC...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By pfarrell
not tinted....but machineart moto makes a sweet...

not tinted....but machineart moto makes a sweet short "summer" screen....would look perfect on what i've seen of your bike.
Forum: Vendors 07-05-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 165,717
Posted By pfarrell
hey michael, can you advise on fitment of of...

hey michael,

can you advise on fitment of of the US tank system on an R1200GS? i have a couple of tail packs sitting around...
have you guys tested this on an actual bike? needs to be extra...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,103
Posted By pfarrell
looks nice. i didn't see the carbon fiber...

looks nice.

i didn't see the carbon fiber yoke protector listed...? who makes it? thanks!
Forum: Trip Planning 06-23-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,819
Posted By pfarrell
hate to say it but the BMW branded socks are...

hate to say it but the BMW branded socks are really smartly designed—i say this after trying several different pairs (lee parks, rev it, klim). wool blend, fast drying, small padded welt at top...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-20-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By pfarrell
your best bet in the city is a broker link...

your best bet in the city is a broker link (http://www.motosportbrokerage.com/). great people. i have the best and cheapest car insurance with USAA, they don't do bikes and pass them off to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,580
Posted By pfarrell
i had a 658GS for 2 years before changing up to a...

i had a 658GS for 2 years before changing up to a 1200GS. i found the 658 to be really not too stable in windy conditions, bags on or off and slightly farkled (tall screen, altrider bars). i added a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By pfarrell
i have no idea if this is related or not but on...

i have no idea if this is related or not but on the trip i just returned from my right blinker started to randomly come on. completely unpredictable. it seems that it's the circuit board for the...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,992
Views: 2,381,439
Posted By pfarrell
packed...

packed (http://www.thussfarrell.com/images/forum/2012-06/IMG_4829.jpg)
unpacked (http://www.thussfarrell.com/images/forum/2012-06/IMG_4774.jpg)
coffee time...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,329
Posted By pfarrell
+1 ..as a new (all relative) rider...i just...

+1

..as a new (all relative) rider...i just returned from the TLH and used everything i brought. but i packed like i was going ultralight backpacking. counted the ounces to the point that the only...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-02-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,162
Posted By pfarrell
some ferries require 4 straps...and depending on...

some ferries require 4 straps...and depending on traffic, they may or may not be able to give them to you...
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 165,717
Posted By pfarrell
thanks michael. um. yeah. effing awesome. ...

thanks michael.

um. yeah. effing awesome.

p
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 165,717
Posted By pfarrell
hi michael, already have several kreiga bags...

hi michael,

already have several kreiga bags etc. big fan. great stuff.

interested in the overland 60. i have metal mule panniers on my 1200GS...will you guys offer a solution for their frames?...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By pfarrell
thanks for this. i've emailed them...i had the...

thanks for this. i've emailed them...i had the exact same issue, see post above.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By pfarrell
on a 2012 GS i have a remus header, metal mule...

on a 2012 GS i have a remus header, metal mule (scorpion) can and the wunderlich PC (having a paypal balance is dangerous!:lol3). BIG difference in smoothness of engine at all speeds...more power...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,393
Posted By pfarrell
having had both the OEM alu guards and...

having had both the OEM alu guards and X-heads....go for X-heads. also have altrider bars. the X-heads were a bit tricky to install. had a bear of a time on the left head, maybe due to part...
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