Farkles for the GS-W: Put 'em all in here

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Emoto, May 29, 2013.

  1. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    Curious, what kind of oil are you using, looks like it is blue in the site glass?

    TIA
  2. snakepilot

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    Don't give up Rich. Clearwater's sanity, already in question, is at stake! :lol3
  3. iride4u

    iride4u Been here awhile

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    Normal BMW synthetic. I noticed that it looked blue in the photo also and don't know why. When I look it, it looks normal.
  4. nwpa

    nwpa Generally amused

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    Guessing you had it on the sidestand an no oil was in the port.
  5. mefly2

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    I bought them in Mar/April when no others were available - so there may, indeed, be better choices out there now....quite pleased with the TT guards ... beats no guards at all in a very easily damaged area. Heck, look at the dinosaurs that invaded your "gills".
  6. BruceWA

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    Just placed a farkle order with Touratech about an hour ago, hope to have it all installed for a ride in about 10 days. :clap
  7. BruceWA

    BruceWA Been here awhile

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    How did you power up the Garmin/Touratech GPS mount? Have the same setup and am curious. :ear
  8. Dahveed

    Dahveed Sumo Biker!

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    They may block some air, but I haven't seen a high engine temp and I live in the south and have ridden in the heat some. I had the dealer install the guards before I even picked up the bike, so I can't compare before and after.
  9. IB1

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    It's just a reflection. And my guess is that there is no oil to be seen there (bike not parked level).

    I didn't use the zipties. And they stay in place.

    Allready had a birdstrik, but never noticed it. Just found the corpse on my cilinder a bit later when giving the bike a wash. :clap
  10. monoi

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    It's been said before but I have looked and looked and I can't find it.

    I need to install a Bluetooth module which needs a switched live feed.

    Could someone point me to the post, thread or just tell me which wire to use, if there is one that is.

    Thank you in advance.
  11. oz97tj

    oz97tj Been here awhile

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    I responded to your PM but will post here for all to see. Basically its currently ran right to the battery. Its always hot. I havent had time to mount and run the woring foe the lights, not to mention my lights will be mounted differently now, but when I do that I will take care of all my wiring at the same time. I plan to either pull a trigger for switched off the headlight wire or buy the gps "repair" plug pigtail and pull switched from there. Then the lights and the gps will be switched power.

    For what its worth, ive been running all summer with the mount constantly powered and have had zero issues with battery drain even when the bike has sat for over a week although I dont leave the gps in the cradle either.
  12. mefly2

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    Try the city/park light, low beam, or accessory power socket.
  13. monoi

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    Thank you.

    Looking at it yesterday, I was wondering whether the plug under the seat with 2 fuses on it would work?
  14. BruceWA

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    Quick question about Powerlets, can I connect one directly to my 2013 R1200GSW battery and charge it through this? The manual for the GS say to NOT charge a battery directly across the terminals and also warns about damaging the electronics. Seems like a non-issue but wanted to get it straight from the local experts!! What say you????:ear
  15. fubar201

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    Motogeist Side-stand foot. A real work of art! The photos don't really do it justice. A fine piece indeed.

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  16. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    If you have a CANbus-friendly charger it is fine to charge via the stock power socket on the bike. If not, don't risk frying the bike's brains! Fully remove the battery from the bike if you want to charge it directly via the terminals.
  17. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Very fancy - looks inspired by the guitar industry!
  18. Falco888

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    Sorry but I disagree. The BMW dealer uses, sales and recommends the one below. I've been using it for 5 years on other bikes and 6 months on the GSW without a single issue.

    http://www.theridestop.com/servlet/the-1566/Yuasa-cln--12V-.9A-Automatic/Detail
  19. mefly2

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    Bruce-

    As we type, I have my BMW charger hooked into my accy socket on the GSW and it is charging. Although the socket seems to disconnect (with engine off) after about 15-20 minutes with other items plugged in, the BMW charger communicates with the bike's electronics and keeps the battery topped off.

    I read the same caution and decided to not connect directly to the battery after all of the CANBUS horror stories. It just is not worth the risk to me of damaging the GSW electronics by leaving the battery "connected" in the bike and direct charging.
  20. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    I hear you and there are no doubt hundreds of chargers on the market which will not upset the computers in the bike, but it's simply a question of how much risk someone is willing to take. In your case, if your dealer is recommending this unit and it did end up frying the electronics, presumably you would be confident that they would perform the repairs under warranty. But I would suggest most other dealerships wouldn't be that generous.