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Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 806
Posted By chris73
Let me know if you figure it out. My speed is kmh...

Let me know if you figure it out. My speed is kmh but its hard to relate to bar. Ballpark is to add two zeros and divide by 7. 2.1 bar = 210 kpa / 7 = approx 30psi.
Forum: Vendors 02-17-2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 810
Views: 123,792
Posted By chris73
Anyone out there have a pic of a 45 35 "non...

Anyone out there have a pic of a 45 35 "non special" combo on a gsw?
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,971
Posted By chris73
This doesn't come all the time, but if I am...

This doesn't come all the time, but if I am camping in the wilderness away from people, it gives my wife peace of mind. Bear populations on the mainland can be high.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,971
Posted By chris73
The pics are gone with my old phone I think. The...

The pics are gone with my old phone I think. The water bag is a platypus water filter.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,194
Posted By chris73
Sorry, I guess it looked like I was whining...

Sorry, I guess it looked like I was whining directly about you guys.Thats not what I was doing. More wishing there was a Canadian dealer. The special gsw bags look great. I have seen the bags up...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,906
Posted By chris73
I will be interested to try the helinox camp. I...

I will be interested to try the helinox camp. I sat in a helinox and that other one, and it was way too hard to get in and out of. I prefer my three legged stool. But no back support is a drag. Its...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,971
Posted By chris73
If the wife is comfortable, you will have fun....

If the wife is comfortable, you will have fun. Pack it all and if it feels wrong. Lighten it up next time. I'm #250, my wife is #140. Riding an f800, I packed tent, pads, sleeping bags, pillows,...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,464
Posted By chris73
Gsw has pressure monitoring. I just use that

Gsw has pressure monitoring. I just use that
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,194
Posted By chris73
If you are in Canada and use adv depot, they will...

If you are in Canada and use adv depot, they will cost over $2000 shipped with exchange rate.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,194
Posted By chris73
I really like the panniers. They are probably my...

I really like the panniers. They are probably my favorite. Unfortunately at $1475 plus $250 shipping to Canada and with a $.80 dollar, it ain't gonna happen.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,248
Posted By chris73
I think I'm right around $1700 for similar...

I think I'm right around $1700 for similar coverage in bc. Very shocked when I insured the 800.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,084
Posted By chris73
If anyone has hepco Becker lock it side racks, do...

If anyone has hepco Becker lock it side racks, do you think the mount points would get in the way of stock vario bags?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,084
Posted By chris73
I still haven't bought bags for my bike. I'm just...

I still haven't bought bags for my bike. I'm just going to have to go do it pretty quick. I had varios on the f800, and I liked them a lot, but the capacity was a bit low. This is the other set up I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,084
Posted By chris73
Where do people with vario panniers put their...

Where do people with vario panniers put their tools? This is the one problem I need to solve before getting some. If I could get a skid plate toolbox like my f800, I would be golden.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 986
Posted By chris73
need uppers?

I have BMW lower crash bars. I would like to avoid the $400 and the extra weight of uppers if they are not needed. Anyone here think uppers are a must, or will the wide lowers protect enough?
Forum: Vendors 01-24-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 1,009,635
Posted By chris73
Hi. I am researching aux lighting for a 2014...

Hi. I am researching aux lighting for a 2014 r1200gs. I am thinking the model 60s mounted on the crash bar with a handlebar mounted dimmer switch. are these safe for oncoming traffic when dimmed?
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By chris73
Cool. Just cut extensions from tent poles?

Cool. Just cut extensions from tent poles?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,084
Posted By chris73
That is not the special? I was under the...

That is not the special? I was under the impression that they would not be notched. Looks good.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,084
Posted By chris73
globescout pics

Hi, I'm looking for rear or angle pics of a gs lc with regular globescouts. Not the special ones, but the regulars with the quick release racks. I searched through threads and could not find pics.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,638
Posted By chris73
I sat in an origional and while it is...

I sat in an origional and while it is comfortable, I found it really hard to get out of it sits low and deep.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,046
Posted By chris73
I wanted to upgrade my f800gs, so I went to the...

I wanted to upgrade my f800gs, so I went to the local dealer and test rode a near new 2013 gsa. (Previous model). I really like the the bike, and decided to think about it. I let the deal slip by....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By chris73
If it's an lc, sw motech dakkar bolt on quickly....

If it's an lc, sw motech dakkar bolt on quickly. I don't have panniers, but will be buying these.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,513
Posted By chris73
I mount my pillion on a regular basis:evil

I mount my pillion on a regular basis:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2,949
Views: 423,329
Posted By chris73
My suspension feels overly stiff as well. I had...

My suspension feels overly stiff as well. I had an f800gs before and it is like a wet noodle, so I think it might just be me, but the bumps do go right through me.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,084
Posted By chris73
Is this system something that can be purchased?...

Is this system something that can be purchased? It sounds interesting.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,190
Posted By chris73
For bags, check out the bags connection dakar....

For bags, check out the bags connection dakar. They look pretty cool.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,607
Posted By chris73
Don't let these guys ruin your day. Put the esa...

Don't let these guys ruin your day. Put the esa in dynamic, pop the clutch and hammer the throttle. Big smiles.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 653
Views: 238,084
Posted By chris73
I will be running two sets of luggage. Varios for...

I will be running two sets of luggage. Varios for around town and highway. I'm one of the few that love these bags. Had them on the 800 and they are fantastic. Bags connection Dakar when I will be on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 775
Posted By chris73
Touratech dynamic esa set for an r1200gs in...

Touratech dynamic esa set for an r1200gs in Canada is $5800 plus tax. Needless to say, these can stay on the shelf.
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,720
Posted By chris73
That pic looks like the vario rack. I'm pumped. I...

That pic looks like the vario rack. I'm pumped. I can have varios for street stuff, and soft bags for gravel. Will definitely be buying these.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,449
Posted By chris73
Don't test ride it if you know what's good for...

Don't test ride it if you know what's good for you. I test rode a 2014 gs with spokes, esa, etc.. rode away on the 1200. The thing is nimble. I didn't like the gsa as much, but the gs felt great....
Forum: Vendors 09-21-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,720
Posted By chris73
1. Can the rack be installed without removing the...

1. Can the rack be installed without removing the vario rack on a 1200 lc?
2. I wonder if the velcro straps could go under the pillion seat? Wife's comfort is important
3. Can you stick a helmet in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,003
Posted By chris73
I hate the " ride them both" statement, but it...

I hate the " ride them both" statement, but it worked great for me two days ago. I went into the dealer expecting to ride away on a 2014 gsa. Rode them both, and I just loved the look of the gs....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By chris73
He did tell me about the longer travel. I was...

He did tell me about the longer travel. I was asking more about valving and internals of the shock. Even if it needs to be resprung, I am ok with that. The rake was something we discussed as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By chris73
Actually, I revived the thread. I rode both,...

Actually, I revived the thread. I rode both, talked to the maintenance manager and he said the frame and suspension are the same. I loved the 2014 gs and the throttle response sans "gyrating mass"....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By chris73
I am looking at a 2014 gs and gsa at the...

I am looking at a 2014 gs and gsa at the dealership. Trading in an f800gs. On the Canadian websight, the gsa is listed as having about 20# more payload. Can anyone tell me why, or is this just a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,074
Posted By chris73
my wife likes riding with me, and i I am at a...

my wife likes riding with me, and i I am at a crossroads. rather than dump six grand on the f800 to highwayize it. I test rode a r1200gs. I love it. Tomorrow I will ride the 2014 gs and 2014 gsa back...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,584
Posted By chris73
get the comfort seat. very important.

get the comfort seat. very important.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,584
Posted By chris73
Two up on a 690?

Two up on a 690?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,584
Posted By chris73
As for two up, I am 250# and wife is 130#. We...

As for two up, I am 250# and wife is 130#. We ride two up with confidence on stock suspension and tkc 80 knobbies. Comfort seat. Two up with luggage on stock suspension makes me nervous. I also take...
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