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Forum: Equipment 12-13-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Awesome responses everyone. So the boots arrived...

Awesome responses everyone. So the boots arrived today. Gotta give a shout out to Performance Motorcycles in Denver CO. They have great prices, and even better customer service. Use them....
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,432
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Sidi Canyon Sizing - Help

Gonna splurge on a pair or Sidi's. it's long overdue. I just don't know what size to get...and no one locally has any I can try on. I have a pair of their cycling shoes but have no idea if that...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,089
Posted By FlatDarkGS
I love Norway...freakin beautiful country. Oh how...

I love Norway...freakin beautiful country. Oh how I'd love to ride my GS through Norway and Sweden. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By FlatDarkGS
One-Off HID Light Spread..

I have an HID kit on the low and hi beam for my 1200gs, which has performed excellently. My only problem with it is that it seems to have a very wide arc of light shooting out all over the damn...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Interesting thing is I did prefill the oil...

Interesting thing is I did prefill the oil filter.. Not just with one pour either... But for a few minutes dripped oil into it. I think the reason it sounded so rough when I started it the first time...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
That's the idea... I marked down the new gap for...

That's the idea... I marked down the new gap for future reference so I can track changes over time. That's something I doubt a dealer would do but is important in keeping tabs on how your valves are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
What bike do you think would be more appropriate...

What bike do you think would be more appropriate for me to work on? My old Schwinn? :lol3 ?...that plug had enough build up on the ground electrodes to be scraped off with my fingernail.. May not be...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Update: Shims Arrived, Bike Reassmbled...Read On..

Good Evening Gents! I am in better spirits as things have taken a turn for the better the last 12 hours... But, as in everything else, it's all in the details. **Consider reading this post if you are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Excellent advice, Jim...You are a much more...

Excellent advice, Jim...You are a much more patient man than I.

My main motivation to wait is really so I can wrap everything up (tools, etc) once and for all and not have to be concerned about...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
I know you've mentioned that before. Starting to...

I know you've mentioned that before. Starting to think it's not a bad idea. As long as you have a micrometer to check the spec of the shims you give / receive, I don't see a problem... and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Pissed Dealer Doesn't Carry *ANY* Shims??? WTF???

I rechecked with my valve spacing with the bike dead cold...and to my disappointment, got the same results :1drink

So, I waited for two more days, with my motorcycle valve covers in pieces, to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
I'm going to recheck right now and see what I...

I'm going to recheck right now and see what I get. The bike was still warm when I checked last night...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
In this particular case it means 5800 miles. I'm...

In this particular case it means 5800 miles. I'm also right at one year since buying the bike. So, I figured get all the fluids, checks, etc done at once rather than do the one year service, then...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,820
Posted By FlatDarkGS
2011 GS 6000k / 1 Year Service - Shim & Spark Plug Question

So, Here I am in the middle of my first major service of my 2011 GS. Balanced the TB's first, which has actually been more problematic than it should be. Just when I get the harmonizer to read...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Get your idea patented now so you can start...

Get your idea patented now so you can start marketing it as a dealer option for most major manufacturers. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
Posted By FlatDarkGS
R1200GS- Will Short Cycling Shorten Boxer Engine Life?

As the title implies, I'm curious if any of you know if there is any evidence that short cycling your boxer is bad for it and/or will shorten its life? By short cycling I mean many short trips. I.e....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,120
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Excellent post. I'm sure some will argue you...

Excellent post. I'm sure some will argue you could have a more compact method of carrying the tools. Personally, I love the adaptation of the pelican. You could run the damn thing over and your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,462
Posted By FlatDarkGS
....and the hits just keep on coming....

....and the hits just keep on coming. Ahhhhhhmazing! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Thanks Gents. I'm glad I didn't let my father's...

Thanks Gents. I'm glad I didn't let my father's old school "wrench down every screw and fastener you can see" philosophy get the best of me on this one. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By FlatDarkGS
TB Sync at 4200 RPM

On a ride this morning and it hit me: A lot of hexhead/oilhead riders know about the infamous "boxer buzz" at 4200-4500RPM. However, have any of you ever synced your TBs at 4200 to reduce or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By FlatDarkGS
2011 GS Front Rotor Movement - Is it normal?

Doing a visual inspection of my 2011 GS (5500 miles on it) and noticed that the front rotors move ever so slightly back and forth on the clock face. I.e. I grip both sides of the rotor facing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,065
Posted By FlatDarkGS
+1 on the GIVI AF330. I have one plus the...

+1 on the GIVI AF330. I have one plus the Adventure winglets, great customizable combination that is a lot less than other more well known windshields. :thumb

...they absolutely work on the 12's....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,065
Posted By FlatDarkGS
I'd recommend a different windshield if you plan...

I'd recommend a different windshield if you plan on doing any type of highway mileage. Also the Vario bags are great. I have em, love em, have dropped the bike (lightly albeit) and they were fine. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Thanks

For the reply...I was getting worried my post was going to fade into oblivion! :lol3 I talked to a guy riding a tiger explorer the other day who said he had experience with HIDs, having installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Headlight Adjustment 2011 R1200GS

I'm trying to adjust the beam on my new HID lights. They are great, but they seem to 1) Aim a little low, and 2) Have a beam pattern that scatters to the sides more than the stock H17 Halogens did. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,619
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Have the same setup minus the seat. Also the same...

Have the same setup minus the seat. Also the same height and inseam. 99% happy with it. I adjust the laminar shield portion all day depending on conditions. Way up for interstate riding, lower for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,043
Posted By FlatDarkGS
You did a good thing. It doesn't surprise me...

You did a good thing. It doesn't surprise me though. BMW riders are a cut above! You a bigger pimp than Snoop Lion! :pimp
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By FlatDarkGS
:clap

:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Dirt? What's that? :rofl (This is everyone's cue...

Dirt? What's that? :rofl (This is everyone's cue to post really dirty pics of your bike, and then for me to be thrilled that mine looks like it came off the showroom floor) ...seriously though, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By FlatDarkGS
The gold / bronze I knew about....the bluing was...

The gold / bronze I knew about....the bluing was for chrome pipes I thought. Check out the after:
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p531/nobrien22/f1097604.jpg

A little more elbow grease and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,666
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Simichrome For Stained Pipes?

I'm testing out my new photobucket account and also seeing if anyone has pipes with coloration similar to this...:huh
http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p531/nobrien22/42b0d69d.jpg

I think I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Awesome. Thanks Gents. I knew I bought a winner!...

Awesome. Thanks Gents. I knew I bought a winner! ...at least it is now. I'll find out in another 20,000 miles and 3 years what quirk lies in this one. All I know right now is all the info points to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By FlatDarkGS
2011 GS Fuel Gauge - Explain it Please!

I've seen so many threads on the forum about faulty fuel strips....and fuel strips vs the alternative (can't remember the term). Just curious, what does my 2011 have, and how the hell do these work...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,756
Posted By FlatDarkGS
I have the GIVI AF330 as well as

the winglets. A lot of posts are discussing other windshields...Not sure that's really the issue here (you specifically stated your issue is with buffeting from the sides). But for the record, I love...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Washers that allow the AF-330 to be used on >2010

http://i1154.photobucket.com/albums/p531/nobrien22/th_a96a41b0.jpg (http://s1154.photobucket.com/albums/p531/nobrien22/?action=view&current=a96a41b0.jpg)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,515
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Absolutely works

I have the GIVI AF330 on my 2011 GS. It was easily installed without issue and has been great for the last few thousand miles. I had no idea there was even an issue with them not fitting newer...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By FlatDarkGS
Got the 303 in the 505

Got the 303 from a home based mom & pop business here in Abq! A side note- 303 Products were recently purchased by gold eagle and will have wider distribution soon.

Last night, I sprayed my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,304
Posted By FlatDarkGS
+1 It is very important to line up the rail...

+1

It is very important to line up the rail when re-installing... There was a recent post about the consequences of not installing correctly and bridging the + battery terminal... It involved...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,740
Posted By FlatDarkGS
It hasn't been an issue because the mega drought...

It hasn't been an issue because the mega drought has eliminated the "issue" of rain across most of the U.S. Hah! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,853
Posted By FlatDarkGS
The mirrors look excellent on your GS. I'm...

The mirrors look excellent on your GS. I'm curious about your windshield....the upper aluminum bar that supports it and looks like a GPS is mounted to it...was that part of the windshield kit? I have...
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