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Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,526
Posted By Chaparral
Update - Satisfaction!!!

A few months back, I complained about the sticky action of my newly installed Kaoko throttle lock (Post #15). JVB suggested a plastic washer (Post #16). It took me three months, but I finally took...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2007, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,526
Posted By Chaparral
Thanks for the suggestion, Jim. I'll give that a...

Thanks for the suggestion, Jim. I'll give that a try.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,526
Posted By Chaparral
Thumbs down Not Happy

I recently bought a new R1200GS ADV, and the first farkle I ordered was the Kaoko Throttle Control. Service from Adverturers' Workshop was prompt, installation was a snap, and I loved the large,...
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,828
Posted By Chaparral
Are you plugging it into to a CANBUS-contolled...

Are you plugging it into to a CANBUS-contolled power outlet, or direct to the battery? (I assume this is your R1200GS.) The stock power plug is limited to 5 amps (the pump may draw more than this...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,086
Posted By Chaparral
I saw an unhelmeted rider pull out of a parking...

I saw an unhelmeted rider pull out of a parking lot with his side stand down on a chopper that had very little cornering clearance to begin with. The first left bend sent him sliding into an Armco...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Chaparral
I am considering getting a second set of wheels. ...

I am considering getting a second set of wheels. Do you switch the brake rotors and ABS ring back and forth, or do you have rotors and ring on each set of wheels?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 350,689
Posted By Chaparral
Wire routing - 1200 GS Adv

I just traded my 1150 GS for a 1200 GS Adv. On the 1150, I routed the wiring for the PIAA's under the tank, around the ABS unit, etc. However, for the 1200 Adv, I was wondering if I could run route...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,348
Posted By Chaparral
A high school kid asked what "those things...

A high school kid asked what "those things sticking out from the side of the engine" were on my R1150GS.

I explain that they are the cylinder heads.

He asks: "Does that make it a moped?"
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2007, 08:23 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,900
Posted By Chaparral
Non-linear fuel gauge response

(Posted before, but perhaps worth repeating.)

Think about the shape of the GS gas tanks, with their two large, mostly separated, lobes. The fuel gauge sensing unit and the fuel pump suction, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,715
Posted By Chaparral
Do you happen to know the production date of your...

Do you happen to know the production date of your bike? I just wrote a check for a new GS ADV built on 9/24/07. I'll pick it up next week, and am hoping for a bottom drain.

I was at the Cycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 124,217
Posted By Chaparral
Pumping vs. draining?

Would that necessarily remove metal particles that had settled to the low spot?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 124,217
Posted By Chaparral
Another data point

From the web site of the BMW dealer in Oklahoma City:

A NEW R1200GS

The R1200GS will be replaced by a new model in the first quarter of 2008. We have very limited information at this point....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 491
Posted By Chaparral
Anti-theft system battery?

I'm not certain that I remember this correctly, but I seem to recall that this means the small battery in your anti-theft alarm system needs to be replaced.

Anyone else - it that right?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2007, 05:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,453
Posted By Chaparral
Goodbye OVAD?

Would this mean an end to OVAD as we know it? (Screw w/ locking nut valve adjustment.)
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2007, 07:10 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 34,294
Posted By Chaparral
Should work OK for you

The RF-1000 and Duotec also were tight on my forehead, but the Multitec fits good. I think it is a little longer front-to-back, i.e., more oval, than the older Shoei's, but not as oval as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By Chaparral
Fundamentally different

With most conventional bicycle and motorcycle spoked tires, the spokes run from the centerline of the rim to one side of the hub, so it is easy enough to predict the result of tightening a particular...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2007, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 927
Posted By Chaparral
If you are talking about a siphon to transfer gas...

If you are talking about a siphon to transfer gas from the left tank lobe to the right on a 1100 or 1150 GS (non-adv.) search for "SSS" or "super sucking siphon". I recall reading several reviews...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By Chaparral
OVAD and TBS

The key to a smooth-running fuel-injected boxer is good valve adjustment and throttle body synchronization.

I also find good after-market seats such as Corbin, Sargent, Mayer, etc. to be easier...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2007, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 474
Posted By Chaparral
Tobinators Rock

Tobinators, with the stock windscreen, changed my 1150GS from the worst airflow I had ever had on a bike, to the best.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By Chaparral
OK, then

In that case, along with the others mentioned above, you might also try IBMWR.org and BMWMOA.org - not specific to GS's, but a lot of good info nonetheless. If you are into touring, ldriders.org...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By Chaparral
Where is your loyalty?

And why, exactly, would you want any other GS forum besides ADVRider?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,850
Posted By Chaparral
How about going back to crossover tubes?

Think about the shape of the GS gas tanks, with their two large, mostly separated, lobes. The fuel gauge sensing unit and the fuel pump suction, or pick-up, are in the same lobe.
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Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By Chaparral
easy throttle, high tire pressure

Speed kills mileage.

Getting on and off the throttle in the Hill Country kills mileage and tires.

Hot Texas roads kill tires, especially the abrasive asphalt that comprises most of the best...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,850
Posted By Chaparral
Blame it on the sucking jet pump.

Is it possible that this non-linear response of the fuel gauge is a function of the sucking jet pump, which keeps the pick-up side tank lobe full as long as possible? I have read stories from 1150...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Chaparral
I always thought the plastic BMW stock cylinder...

I always thought the plastic BMW stock cylinder head guards were sacrificial items, like crumple zones in cars. They break when you drop the bike, absorbing energy and protecting the valve covers....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Chaparral
Altitude also has an effect

The eastern part of the state is also probably at higher altitude than the Willamette Valley. Higher altitude = less air = less fuel to maintain proper mixture = less power = better milage. At high...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2007, 09:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,147
Posted By Chaparral
Thanks for the great tale.

Great story; thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

While a perfect day of riding is always nice, this reminds me that it is the trips where things don't go quite as planned that often...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 908
Posted By Chaparral
The new Shoei Multitec is very quiet and vents...

The new Shoei Multitec is very quiet and vents well, and overall is an excellent helmet, but it ain't cheap.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,770
Posted By Chaparral
I first tried Touratech, but was disappointed...

I first tried Touratech, but was disappointed with the fit - ~1mm clearence with the right header pipe, had to bend the oil line, etc. Took 'em off and am now using the Stanton head guards.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,459
Posted By Chaparral
I have a Sargent seat on my R1150GS, and really...

I have a Sargent seat on my R1150GS, and really like it. I have had Corbin seats on other bikes and liked those, too, although they tend to be a lot heavier. I think anything is better than the...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,826
Posted By Chaparral
Just be careful where you set it...

When I was younger and more foolish, I had a magnetic tank bag that I would sometimes set on the ground at gas stations while filling the bike; the magnets picked up small metal debris, and scratched...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,461
Posted By Chaparral
I loved the internal tinted visor on my XXXL C1. ...

I loved the internal tinted visor on my XXXL C1. It was a pretty good helmet, but very noisey with the vents open. My new Shoei XXL Multitec is a better helmet, overall.
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,056
Posted By Chaparral
:thumb Not as long as I am comfortable,...

:thumb

Not as long as I am comfortable, safe, and enjoying the ride.
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2007, 07:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,311
Posted By Chaparral
1) Vents on arms and chest. 2) Pockets for...

1) Vents on arms and chest.

2) Pockets for spine and hip pads (which should be standard).

3) Waterproof the RC zipper tape at the factory.
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2007, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Chaparral
Bike: R1150GS; Rider: 250 lbs. I run 42...

Bike: R1150GS; Rider: 250 lbs.

I run 42 psi rear and 36 psi front on the long, straight highway. When I get to the dirt, I drop each by 10 to 12 psi - maybe could go lower, but I get afraid of...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,056
Posted By Chaparral
Go for the hi-viz

I got a hi-viz 'stich last month. I can certainly notice cagers doing double-takes in their mirrors on the freeway, and cars seem less likely to pull in fornt of me. I have no doubt that I am being...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,017
Posted By Chaparral
I picked-up a single Fiamm Freeway Blaster (low...

I picked-up a single Fiamm Freeway Blaster (low tone) from CarQuest Auto Parts for 17 bucks today, and mounted it in place of the stock 1150GS horn in about 30 minutes. Bolts right on with room to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,824
Posted By Chaparral
:clap Heck no. If you want reverse, get...

:clap

Heck no. If you want reverse, get an LT or Gold Wing. (I have the former.) Keep the added weight and complexity out of my GS!
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2007, 06:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,845
Posted By Chaparral
Hard to see how increasing the unsprung mass is...

Hard to see how increasing the unsprung mass is going to improve handling.
Forum: Face plant 12-29-2006, 10:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,656
Posted By Chaparral
Been down that stretch of 90 a few times myself....

Been down that stretch of 90 a few times myself. I'm just curious as to what initiated the wobble? Cross wind?
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