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Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Switch gear mounts

My '07 has the fog light switch gear there, so they may be the mounting holes for that.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,488
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Bluhduh They just up and die sometimes

My OEM battery cashed in it's chips after about a year. I have an '07 GSA and was in the middle of nowhere (Mclean, TX...
Forum: Hacks 10-21-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,135
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
I was just thinking.. What if you fitted an...

I was just thinking.. What if you fitted an electric trailer brake to the car and used a standard trailer brake controller to actuate it? This would essentially link the car brake with the front to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2010, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
I am TOTALLY thinking about heated boots, and...

I am TOTALLY thinking about heated boots, and maybe Chinchilla fur undies...:D



I just put the DDM Tuning 55W HID kit on mine and there was nary a peep from my CAN-Bus. The difference in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,048
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Marginally tangential to the topic at hand

FWIW, I received a performance award on Good Friday (hey, go big or go home right?):deal

When the cop caught up to me on my '07 GSA at a stop sign and *Whooped* the siren to get my attention. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,753
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Bluhduh Why does no one make this!!?

What I really, really, really want is, I guess, a combination of the BlueAnt F4 (http://www.myblueant.com/products/headsets/interphone/f4/interphone_features.php) and the IASUS GP3X2...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,149
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Thumb No eliminators needed

I just installed the 50W DDM kit on my '07 GSA and didn't need anything that wasn't in the kit. A very nice kit BTW. for price I don't see how you could beat it. I got the 5K temp lights and they...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-04-2010, 06:15 AM
Replies: 889
Views: 110,957
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
From a trip to Orlando, this was on the road to...

From a trip to Orlando, this was on the road to Jekyll's Island, GA
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Thumb Isn't that what it is made for?

Seriously, it is just about purpose built for this application. Here is how I roll:

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Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,388
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Ymmv

:deal Standard Disclaimer applies:

Wife and I approx. = 500lb.
All our crap approx. = 75lb.

I've never had a problem, I just crank the preload all the way up both front and rear when fully...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,288
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Wicked On more than one occasion: 3 ea. case of beer ...

On more than one occasion:
3 ea. case of beer
3ea. 10 lb. bags of ice for above.

Anything else would be incidental niggling details such as:
tent
hammock
stove
water bladder
bottle opener
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,712
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Yes, I found them very (surprisingly) helpful

Two years ago I had my battery cash in it's chips in the ass end of nowhere, see here (http://danno-in-the-wind.blogspot.com/2008/06/bump-in-road.html)

I called BMW Roadside and they were great....
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,650
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Thumb Bump. ..and I have *got* to get out to the North...

Bump. ..and I have *got* to get out to the North Wet for some riding.:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,389
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
weights and measures

Can't be any heavier that the 1150 GS that donated the parts :evil

I used to have a '78 'wing that we "GS'ed" the living daylights out of by just adding knobbies and a healthy disregard for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,502
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Question Brake hone maybe?

You say reamer and I keep thinking of one of those cone shaped jobbies with the 6 or 8 cutting edges. Assuming you get a straight one of those, I still keep thinking.. wouldn't a brake hone sort this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,271
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Bluhduh So.. yeah.

I have run all of the current flavors, Tourance, Anakee, Scorpion, etc. All good on the street. Flip a coin, throw a dart, whatever is available.

I agree with LongTallSally on all of her points,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Bluhduh FWIW I would seriously consider a fresh battery....

FWIW I would seriously consider a fresh battery. My experience is that when the battery goes it just packs it in with little or no warning.

:kboomThe f-ing f-er left sitting in McClean, TX (yeah,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2009, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,323
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
FWIW I am pro'lly going to go with HID50...

FWIW I am pro'lly going to go with HID50 replacement upgrades to all of the stock lights on my GSA. We'll see how that goes, but it seems to be the setup that the proprietor of HID50.com is using....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
I had the BMW Gel pack it in on me after just...

I had the BMW Gel pack it in on me after just over a year. :dog It left me sitting in McClean, TX waiting for a tow. Not funny.

I put a regular 'ole wet-type in and have been fine ever since. Even...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,205
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Thumb I have tried several variations of luggage and so...

I have tried several variations of luggage and so far I like my '07 GSA with the BMW/TT Adv bags the best. here is a quick summary:

'05 Buell XB9SX with Bags Connection Racepac
Pro
-The are very...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,496
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Laugh My '07 R1200 GSA: Official name: Brynhildr, the...

My '07 R1200 GSA:
Official name: Brynhildr, the leader of the Valkyries in Wagner's Ring Cycle
Term of endearment: Le Cochon D'Adventure (the Adventure Pig)
Nickname my brother gave it: The Box...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2008, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,040
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
I have never seen less than 36 mpg. on my '07...

I have never seen less than 36 mpg. on my '07 GSA. On a trip in November from Philly to Washington to Lexington, KY my buddy on his FJR and I averaged 87 mph :eek1(thank you VA State patrollman, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2008, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,775
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
I can personally tell you that I nearly...

I can personally tell you that I nearly reverse-inhaled my own skivvies when I wrote my check for $20K (so you're getting a great deal) for the same bike. I can also emphatically say that that was...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2007, 08:39 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,490
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Laugh Guaranteed comments: When I push a hand...

Guaranteed comments:

When I push a hand truck with 3 cases of beer out of the store to the bike..:huh

and they all fit in the luggage..:wink:

with ice.:D :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
I have the '07 Adventure. No, The gap...

I have the '07 Adventure.

No, The gap between 1st and 2nd really doesn't matter. I only ever use 1st at stoplights, not even in stop-n-go traffic, if the bike is moving AT ALL you have enough...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-19-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 556,627
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Laugh While technically not MY bike, it was mine for...

While technically not MY bike, it was mine for the term of the rental agreement. :wink:

http://lh4.google.com/fitzgerald.dan/RS-zLUVDABI/AAAAAAAAAUc/6ExaG2AZN9I/s800/2006_10_03%20049.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 02:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,289
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
.. and the bars will help prevent more serious...

.. and the bars will help prevent more serious damage like bent cylinder bolts if you get cosy with a big rock or tree.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
I rode the sport in Australia last fall for about...

I rode the sport in Australia last fall for about 700 mi. and owned a 650GS at the time.
I bought the '07 Adv.
The longer suspension is SOO nice, especially on crap back roads. I love the range...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,054
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
My '07 has the switch in the middle between the...

My '07 has the switch in the middle between the bar clamps. Green LED lights when they are on. The CAN-Bus doesn't turn them on right away tho. takes a few seconds after the bike starts.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By dan.fitzgerald
Cool2 HID replacements.. maybe?

I was thinking about just removing the stock units and replacing them with a set of these (http://www.niterideroffroad.com/cm.shtml)

They are for ATV's and non-DOT dirt bikes so they are supposed...
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