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Forum: Americas 10-15-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,597
Posted By dronning
The only thing I would add is either get a...

The only thing I would add is either get a protective cover for the throttle position sensor or carry a spare.

I had a get off on the Dempster and my foot caught the TPS and broke it on the way...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,162
Posted By dronning
Hose and a mag wheel brush

Dish soap & a bucket sometimes but not often
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2009, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,653
Posted By dronning
+++ on the ratchet strap. We didn't have...

+++ on the ratchet strap.

We didn't have one on one trip and ended up using rope and a stick - we made a tourniquet but the first attempt failed, we had to change the stick out for a bigger one...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2009, 06:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,836
Posted By dronning
The 35s put out about 3200-3400 Lumens per bulb ...

The 35s put out about 3200-3400 Lumens per bulb

The 50s about 5000 Lumens

I just got some 55watt $85 for a pair from http://www.ddmtuning.com

Which is crazy because in '95 I paid $400 for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By dronning
Firstly we are in agreement BUT Price is NOT...

Firstly we are in agreement BUT

Price is NOT an indicator Better or Worse Performance/Quality

These type of blanket statements drive me nuts.

The bathroom tile example is good though.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,670
Posted By dronning
3F's Form Fit Function at a very high level if...

3F's Form Fit Function at a very high level if it fits it will work - doesn't always keep you out of trouble.

The real question is what are the detailed functional filtration specs. Also in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By dronning
Just to be clear are you talking about the...

Just to be clear are you talking about the panniers?

Panniers can be painted or coated with the right prep. which might be different if they are anodized or bare aluminum.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2008, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By dronning
I fixed mine with JB Weld

I used some fine screen material (on the inside) as a reinforcement and buttered on the JB Weld inside and out. I had to dremmel it a little where I got sloppy.

Then I took apart the other light...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By dronning
I doubt that BMW will warranty impact damage...

I doubt that BMW will warranty impact damage unless your dealer works really hard for you. Do you have comprehensive insurance? I had a piece of steel (road debris) go through my engine case on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2008, 08:20 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 30,864
Posted By dronning
I think it also depends on how new your bike is. ...

I think it also depends on how new your bike is.

as per Stephan
Depending on the control module - some of the newer modules have "Freeze Frame Data" - a snapshot of conditions when the fault...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2008, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,428
Posted By dronning
If you want high mileage get the proper tool. ...

If you want high mileage get the proper tool.

120 mpg

http://www.cbxmanmotorcycles.com/Scooters/QLink-Scooters/AX50-BLUE-QLINK-Axon-50cc-Scooter.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,191
Posted By dronning
Flew to NJ from MN rode my "new to me" '05 LT...

Flew to NJ from MN rode my "new to me" '05 LT with 196 miles on it back to MN. I had to stop for the 600 mile check up on the way back which I had arranged before I left.

The LT was too much...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By dronning
On since mile 1 also converted to yellow HIDs

http://www.everythingsop.com/Gallery2/d/1718-2/yellow-eye-2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By dronning
I had a 600W inverter wired to the battery on my...

I had a 600W inverter wired to the battery on my R12GS Adv. Used it to charge laptop, camera & camcorder batteries when on the move and run a 120v mattress pump for about 5 minutes at campsite.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2008, 11:08 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,833
Posted By dronning
Once on the Dempster (moving) Once when nature...

Once on the Dempster (moving)
Once when nature called, it was a bit windy and as I got pointed downwind with the bike behind me I sensed it was blowing over and had to jump out of the way with hands...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2008, 05:07 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,291
Posted By dronning
I've done over a 1,000 five times each one in...

I've done over a 1,000 five times each one in under 16 hours, the longest was 1286 in less than 24hrs I would have gone for 1500 but I couldn't make the next fuel stop. I had to wait for the local...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2008, 03:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By dronning
+1 on this - plastic is best and the wire ones...

+1 on this - plastic is best and the wire ones are even better than the one pictured.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2008, 03:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,898
Posted By dronning
Very simple - they put this on any item when they...

Very simple - they put this on any item when they don't want to go through the expense of having it approved for on road use - not a cheap thing to do.


Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,696
Posted By dronning
Check out this thread if you are into a little...

Check out this thread if you are into a little DIY.

I made something very close to this - great design.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=247892

Dave
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,707
Posted By dronning
+1 I just loop my $2 cable lock through the chin...

+1 I just loop my $2 cable lock through the chin guard. I have a 6ft one I can also loop through my coats sleeve if I want to leave it on the bike and don't have room in the panniers.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,839
Posted By dronning
Plastic - I have a cee bailey that attaches with...

Plastic - I have a cee bailey that attaches with 3M dual locs - it's taken at least 1 hit that would have broken my light.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,987
Posted By dronning
29" inseam '06 GS Adv with Sargent Std saddle no...

29" inseam '06 GS Adv with Sargent Std saddle no worries.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,501
Posted By dronning
Ok I didn't read through all the posts so sorry ...

Ok I didn't read through all the posts so sorry if this has been gone over.

If your bike falls over on an incline even if it's a very small one and your wheels end up on the high side spin the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,772
Posted By dronning
Go with the amber HIDs the best combo for...

Go with the amber HIDs the best combo for visibility - they really get noticed!

OEM fogs converted to Amber HIDs
http://www.everythingsop.com/Gallery2/d/1721-2/yellow-eye.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2007, 06:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,913
Posted By dronning
Kaye and I have put many miles on an HD Ultra and...

Kaye and I have put many miles on an HD Ultra and an BMW LT and Kaye will tell you her favorite ride is the GS Adv hands down.

When the GS Adv arrived we kept the LT "just in case" but sold it 2...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2007, 05:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,600
Posted By dronning
Me too!

I started doing this at my local home improvement store last year.

The first time I did this was when I got back to my bike and there was a truck parked behind me loading, they had put a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,837
Posted By dronning
+1 OK I just turned 54 and plan to ride at...

+1

OK I just turned 54 and plan to ride at least 25-35 more years. I am hoping my last ride will be in my 80's or 90's an consist of missing that sharp left hand outside corner on some 11,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2007, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 802
Posted By dronning
That's $63.7600 ...

That's $63.7600 :cry:cry:cry:cry:cry:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:eek1:cry:cry:cry:cry

I read somewhere in another post the petrol in the UK was near 1.00p per litre that $7.95 per US gal.

We...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,353
Posted By dronning
Lots of great comments on the GS but almost...

Lots of great comments on the GS but almost always people ask where I'm going or where have I've been. If I'm not currently on a trip they wamt to hear about where the coolest place I've been -...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2007, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By dronning
I don't have a set (yet) but the Wunderlich ...

I don't have a set (yet) but the Wunderlich
Part number for the Snow Chains are: 9002195, 9002196, a little pricy at $189 each.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2007, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By dronning
Just need the right equipment::evil ...

Just need the right equipment::evil

http://www.everythingsop.com/Gallery2/d/5426-1/MC-Snow-Chains.JPG
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,502
Posted By dronning
Agreed I bought a Thomas 315 on ebay for $20...

Agreed
I bought a Thomas 315 on ebay for $20 ($185 retail) it can fill a 3 gallon tank to 150psi in about 4 min. They are used for air ride systems on trailers. Best part it just about fits in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2007, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,502
Posted By dronning
Totally different prepare list if you are headed...

Totally different prepare list if you are headed up the Haul Road or the Dempster on the way out.

The MOA anonymous book if you need help it will be close at hand.

I add the following to some...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By dronning
Don't I wish! Grad, Have you ever even seen...

Don't I wish!

Grad, Have you ever even seen snow!

:ricky I've been through GA many times - great State - gets a little warm in August though!

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2007, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By dronning
The R12GS Adv doesn't have the wind protection...

The R12GS Adv doesn't have the wind protection that my '95 Ultra has but I now prefer it over my Ultra.

One week of -10 last year! I commute to work, 70 mile round trip every day, unless there is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 730
Posted By dronning
Winter transportation

Well after several days in the teens last week I had to switch to my Winter transport


Summer ride:
http://www.everythingsop.com/Gallery2/d/5420-1/Summer-ride.jpg



Winter Ride: (Summer...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2007, 04:04 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 17,796
Posted By dronning
54 today

Up all night working on GS farkle list and home automation software, working on always on video feed/security to web server with motion notification to cell phone. Keeps me busy during the winter on...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 697
Posted By dronning
Same here - just kind of locked up at least it...

Same here - just kind of locked up at least it was stuck on so if the dealer doesn't replace it under warranty then I'll just leave it.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 627
Posted By dronning
Had the same issue. Turn key forward putting...

Had the same issue. Turn key forward putting some pressure on it and give the back of the seat a hard rap straight down with the edge of your fist kind of a hammer blow. It will pop right open.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2007, 06:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,878
Posted By dronning
Add up everything you have or are going to have...

Add up everything you have or are going to have connected - it should be at least that much + 20% - as long as you don't go over the 125A!

Also make certain you use a heavy enough wiire from the...
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