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Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Stub deToe
What skid plate is best? Survey...

I am trying to compile an objective side by side comparison of the various skid plates out there for the GSs to let us decide what is best. I need folks riding a 2013 GS LC or newer to take some...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 18,727
Posted By Stub deToe
Two of us plan to ride from Toronto to reach the...

Two of us plan to ride from Toronto to reach the Four corners area on July 15th, will be on 1200 GSs. One guy will come in from Frisco. We plan to ride north on the UBDR then east to International...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 23,210
Posted By Stub deToe
Fabulous report!! Five of us are doing this...

Fabulous report!!

Five of us are doing this exact route east to west from Japan to Europe in 2015 on 1200 GSs, looking at your pics, they may be just too heavy!:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By Stub deToe
Actually, although it seems counter-intuitive for...

Actually, although it seems counter-intuitive for the adjuster to be on the right, I was told by the head of design for the bike at Intermot last year when I questioned him on it, that it is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,678
Posted By Stub deToe
GS-LC K50 Loose windshield and backfire

The shield on my K50 LC seems to be getting less secure. It shakes a bit in the wind and if I move the shield up and down by hand it moves about 3/4-1". The bike has 23,000 km on it now. The dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
Crashbar options

Now that more companies have ramped up to supply aftermarket solutions for the new liquid cooled GS, I thought I would share some impressions of the Altrider set I looked at....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stub deToe
Nope none to be found as I went out to the bike...

Nope none to be found as I went out to the bike looking for some. The washers I meant used to be the thin wavy ones designed to hold the nut or bolt. Guess Loctite is better from an assembly line...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stub deToe
I havent found any of the nylon washers yet,...

I havent found any of the nylon washers yet, perhaps where some of the plastic cowling is attached, but none where there is bolt on steel. But then that was just an observation, just an aside to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By Stub deToe
Mounting Panniers to new 1200 GS LC

I took delivery of my new GS a few weeks ago, got it loaded up with options but thought the factory bags were for tourists. I like non-sacrificial metal bags, because I value keeping my legs. I have...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,409
Posted By Stub deToe
The units are the same for either the GS or the...

The units are the same for either the GS or the GSA, they mount on the upper triple tree and to the frame itself below the handlebars. I needed to add ROX risers on my 1150 GSA to accomodate them....
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,409
Posted By Stub deToe
Incoming

Interested for my new 1200 GS LC once they develop it. Had one on my 1150 GSA and it was the cats' ass! PM coming....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
In my opinion the sound is nice from what I heard...

In my opinion the sound is nice from what I heard as it was rolled out. But there is a factory Akropovic can already listed as an option for the wannabe Harley riders out there.

I found the GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
Look closely, are those LED running lights or the...

Look closely, are those LED running lights or the whole headlight system. The new Motorrad system is a complete package of LEDs. If it was that easy to do, why would the head of design make a point...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
Then why are there no System 6 sales in the US?...

Then why are there no System 6 sales in the US? Would there be any liability difference?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
Think it will boil down to a corporate risk...

Think it will boil down to a corporate risk management thing, being a importer of various vehicles, don't think BMW wants to be exposed to lawsuits for small issues. They just want to be squeaky...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
LED issue Stateside is still a work in progress....

LED issue Stateside is still a work in progress. Suffice to say that I did see a row of small LEDs on the standard headlight array that are used as daytime running lights, that appears to be allowed,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2012, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
You are correct, there are different octane...

You are correct, there are different octane ratings, at least three that I know of. On top of that ethanol throws the whole calculation for a loop. I am sure that BMW will chip the engine to take all...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
While at Intermot I had a chance to speak with...

While at Intermot I had a chance to speak with Edgar Heinrich, the actual head of Motorrad design for the bike. He said definitively that the first release will only be a GS model with different...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
I am at the show and have been posting...

I am at the show and have been posting inktearviews and comments from various people involved in the project since yesterday on the BMW MOA website. I asked about the ethanol fuel issue. I also asked...
Forum: Europe 10-03-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,631
Posted By Stub deToe
Ok with me, lets meet a second time at the BMW...

Ok with me, lets meet a second time at the BMW Cafe at 10am on Saturday, it is open to the public now for beverages, so getting in will not be an issue. It gets busy though in the afternoon. This...
Forum: Europe 10-02-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,631
Posted By Stub deToe
Proposed ADV Rider meeting

Ok, I am sitting here in the cafe at the BMW corporate booth. Seems like we can meet here in building 6. The meeting room is upstairs behind the elevated stage with the new GSs on display. Let me...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
Just chatted with Chris Pfeiffer at the show, he...

Just chatted with Chris Pfeiffer at the show, he has been riding it a fair bit, the best feature he says is the narrowness of the bike and the TBs being moved on top out of the way gives lots of room...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
At the show now, Press Release: The new BMW...

At the show now, Press Release:

The new BMW R 1200 GS.
The worlds most successful travel enduro is perfected.

The BMW GS concept has embodied riding pleasure and the desire for adventure...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
10am Tuesday local time, I'll post pictures on...

10am Tuesday local time, I'll post pictures on the BMW MOA website and post the specific ink when it goes live....:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
Yes, Tuesday is the official announcement, but...

Yes, Tuesday is the official announcement, but only for the Press. Lucky me, I scored a press pass, so 10 am is when B!W takes the stage. I will post here as soon as I can get to a wifi connection....
Forum: Europe 09-20-2012, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,631
Posted By Stub deToe
Great, we seem to have a bunch going, I will see...

Great, we seem to have a bunch going, I will see what day works for most and set up a meet at the show and then head off to a BrauHaus for some evening refreshments. I will post once I am there, stay...
Forum: Europe 09-08-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,631
Posted By Stub deToe
Take the lead, good idea, go for it!

Take the lead, good idea, go for it!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
ADV meet at I termot, Oct 2012

Guys I started a thread to get a bunch of us together at Intermot, but nobody seems to be signing up, yet the question keeps being raised on this thread, here is the link
...
Forum: Europe 08-28-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,631
Posted By Stub deToe
GS Meeting at Intermot

Seems like a few AdvRiders are indicating they are going this October. Loutre suggested we meet and celebrate a bit. Myself I will be there for the whole week, then hope to layover my return flight...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
Great idea, let's have a GS specific meet at...

Great idea, let's have a GS specific meet at Intermot, I'll start a new thread and we can work something out, after all it is at Oktoberfest time, what better reason to have a pretzel and wash it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Stub deToe
Thumb By Jove! I think you found it!

By Jove! I think you found it!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Stub deToe
Thanks TaSK I remember seeing it somewhere...

Thanks TaSK

I remember seeing it somewhere with a good picture set on how to disassemble them. Might have been on some other BMW site.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Stub deToe
Yes that will wash out all the crud on the...

Yes that will wash out all the crud on the outside of the rubber boot covering the micro switch, but will not do a very good job, if any on the copper contact strip per se. The dust penetrates way...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 666
Posted By Stub deToe
Dirty switch contacts

I know I have read this before, but can't find the thread. Anyone know where the thread with pictures is posted on how to take apart the micro-switches on the controls on the oilheads? Got back from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,155,806
Posted By Stub deToe
Definitive release

I am going to be at the Intermot show in Cologne for the unveiling of the 1250 GS :clap, I will post pictures and details here as soon as I can get them. My sources tells me the GS should hit the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Stub deToe
Well explained VintageRider, plus extra hints re...

Well explained VintageRider, plus extra hints re routing!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Stub deToe
Solution found? Hmmm, on the off chance that...

Solution found?

Hmmm, on the off chance that one of my earlier replacement parts was faulty, I decided to go through some of the pieces I replaced just prior to this hesitation appearing. Luckily...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 08:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Stub deToe
To put in Dans butterfly kit, I completely...

To put in Dans butterfly kit, I completely cleaned and blew out the TBs, they are seated nicely and clean as a whistle. The idle screw balances out at 1050, while the fast idle balanced out to zero...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Stub deToe
I hope not Poolside, this one is a stinker to me,...

I hope not Poolside, this one is a stinker to me, been six months now, rode out your way on the way to the rally this July and the bike ran great other than this small issue. Guess I am just too anal...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By Stub deToe
I have syncd them both with the Harmonizer and...

I have syncd them both with the Harmonizer and before that with my old mercury tubes, both remain spot on. I just syncd them again after rebuilding the TBs. not sure how I would check for a dead spot...
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