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Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By Z50Pilot
Fuel lines

I don't think it was fuel related. It happened quickly and started just as quickly. More of an electrical issue?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,420
Posted By Z50Pilot

I have 2012 GS with 19K miles.

In the past 4 weeks my GS stalled twice for no reason.

1 - While turning left across a 4 lane in second gear the bike stalled while rolling on the throttle. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By Z50Pilot
Crash bars

The uppers help finish off the look :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,402
Posted By Z50Pilot
Brake light

Did you check to make sure the hand guard is not touching the front brake lever. I know on the older GS's (read: servo brakes) this could be an issue, not sure if it could be that simple on the 07.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By Z50Pilot
full power

Do the lights go from low to high when the in regular use?

Not to ask the obvious (and I did not see it mentioned), but are you trying the high beam/horn options while the Krista's are on? They...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,342
Posted By Z50Pilot
resale value

I purchased the extended warranty for my 06 and it covered over $3K worth of repairs, including a FD. I still had a year left on it when I sold the bike and it was a selling point.

I will be...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-04-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By Z50Pilot
Rain sucks, but it's better than working.


Glad you still had a great time.
Forum: Face Plant 04-18-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,168
Posted By Z50Pilot
+1 on the bad line

Sorry to see the pics of the crash, but glad you are OK.

+ 1 It looks like you were just left of center when you went down. If the pot-hole did not take you down, the metal grate would have....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-19-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 40,025
Views: 10,744,313
Posted By Z50Pilot
Washington DC

I'm not sure how this got off topic, but in 2011 DC was about 50% black/AA and 42% white ( I do not think this has anything to do with the who is...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-19-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40,025
Views: 10,744,313
Posted By Z50Pilot
Wing at Rolling Thunder

Even in that crowd, it is hard to miss the big yellow wing in the center.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2013, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By Z50Pilot

I have a 1012 GS with the ESA. It is one of the reasons I purchased the bike. I like it and will put the Ohlins ESA unit on when it goes.

I ride solo, two up, with or without luggage and it is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2013, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 823
Posted By Z50Pilot

Have you tried RAM Cycles on Gude Dr? I have never dealt with them but have heard good things.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,940
Posted By Z50Pilot
I just picked up an SW Motech GS tank bag that...

I just picked up an SW Motech GS tank bag that mounts to a gas cap ring. Seems to fit the GS well....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By Z50Pilot
Cee Baileys bolts

+1 These do the job.

Make sure you have a lock nut at the end of the windshield bolt, preventing the bolt from backing all the way out. For some reason I did not have them on my 06 and I had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By Z50Pilot
Fuze block location

Since I do not carry the stock tool kit, I mounted my FB on the plastic tray where the tool kit normally goes.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,724
Posted By Z50Pilot
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,486
Posted By Z50Pilot
Even cars fall over

how about a crash proof bike:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2012, 04:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,435
Posted By Z50Pilot
sending shocks off for a rebuild

Keep the stockers and put them on the bike while you ship the "aftermarket" (whichever brand you chose) off for the rebuild. Keep riding and swap back when the rebuild is complete. It does not take...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,476
Posted By Z50Pilot
frozen pizza

Just go out for pizza.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,548
Posted By Z50Pilot
Locking the bike

When I use to live in a condo they would not allow me to install an anchoring system into the parking lot. So I took a piece or rebar bent into a "U" shape and put it into a 5 gal bucket of cement...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,435
Posted By Z50Pilot
worn out shocks

At 45K the stockers are probably gone. It's like gaining weight, it happens very gradually so you don't notice it. Once you get a new set of shocks on the bike you will notice a big difference. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,202
Posted By Z50Pilot
Turn signals

I have no problem with the turn signals, but I hate the horn. I have over 70K on GS's and still hit the left turn signal when I go for the horn (try riding in the DC/Baltimore area and not use your...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,050
Posted By Z50Pilot
+1 on the Zurich warranty. I had the FD...

+1 on the Zurich warranty. I had the FD replaced through Zurich, as well as some other work. They took a few weeks to OK the FD replacement, but it was done at no charge. Overall it saved me over...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2012, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,505
Posted By Z50Pilot
04 gsa

Forgive me, I'm not that familar with the 04's, but could that be an 1150 GSA? Didn't they make both the 1150GSA and the 1200GS in 04? Is the 1150 a dual spark?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,050
Posted By Z50Pilot
rent a truck

That just sucks, sorry to hear about it.

Why not rent a truck and drive it home?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,791
Posted By Z50Pilot
E-Z Pass

I use to have it velco'd to the windshield and one day it popped off riding over the railroad tracks (I love working on Baltimore). Since then I have kept it in the breast pocket of my Aerostitch...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,528
Posted By Z50Pilot
Rear brake wear

Rear pads tend to go quickly on the 05-06 GS's, so check them often. I started using EBC pads (about 1/3 the cost of OEM) and carrying a set of rear pads with me on trips. The EBC's have good...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,272
Posted By Z50Pilot
hand guards

Did you happen to bump into the hand guards and is the right side making contact with the front brake lever? If it is the servos will not work. Try hitting the bottom of the handguard and bumping...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By Z50Pilot

At least you spelled it corectly. Auto correct use to tell me I spelled my last name incorrectly and would change it to Alzheimer. Now when I type Alzheimer it corrects it to my last name,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,736
Posted By Z50Pilot
Extend it

I did the same thing. As long as you are still under the factory warranty, it is considered a "new" bike warranty and yes, the ABS is covered.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,611
Posted By Z50Pilot
Top case

I have had the Vario cases on my 06 and 2012 GS's without any problems and I do not have the bolt down kit. About 70K miles and the top case is always on the bike. When riding two up my wife uses...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,204
Posted By Z50Pilot
hot seat


My wife and I were on an Edelweiss tour in 2010 and one of the GS's had a battery fire. It was a new bike (2010) and Edelweiss ran a new bike out right away. Luckily the rider was able to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By Z50Pilot
Mounting lights

I just picked up the same bike, with the same HB crash-bars. I installed a pair of Clearwater's Krista lights on the mounting plates, but had to drill additional holes in the bracket. My drill press...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,280
Posted By Z50Pilot

My grip was pretty close to the bar-end and the O-Ring would not fall into the gap, so I ended up grinding off the corner of the bar-end (about 1/8 of an inch) so it fits in easier.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,074
Posted By Z50Pilot


I have adjusted to the turn signal switches, but the horn location sucks. I also ride a Honda and it is not a problem changing bikes, except for the horn. It's not often that I need to use...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,881
Posted By Z50Pilot
Buzzard hit

My wife and I hit a turkey buzzard in WV last fall. Hit me in the head and then bounced off her head. Luckily I took the most of it and it did not puke on us. Two friends that were following were...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 26,385
Posted By Z50Pilot
Original battery

I guess I am doing something wrong. I have an 06 (first owner purchased new in April 06 and I bought it in November of 06) that is still on the stock battery. I have 62K on it and use a Battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,636
Posted By Z50Pilot
I'd wait

I have an 06 (which was purchased by the original owner on 4/15/06 and I got it from him 6 months, and 1,400 miles, later) with 62K and is still on the stock battery. I use it for long or short...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2012, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,277
Posted By Z50Pilot
extended warranty

I purchased an extended warranty (Zurich) while my bike was still under the factory warranty. For me it paid off, they replaced the FD and a few other items (over $3K). A friend of mine had over...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,630
Posted By Z50Pilot

? :huh


If I were buying a new $20K+ motorcycle I would not want imperfections in it either. If I saw these flaws on the bike I would ask for a different bike or not take it and go to...
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