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Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By Japanviking
It doesn't take much oil to make it look like in...

It doesn't take much oil to make it look like in your picture.
If the FD still turns smooth and doesn't have any extra free play I would keep riding it. If the FD mechanically feels ok it is likely...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Japanviking
I have the same issue. Clutch side is leaking...

I have the same issue. Clutch side is leaking quite a bit and the brake side is sweating a bit.
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,791
Views: 1,740,317
Posted By Japanviking
Nice to see that you are still out there Noah....

Nice to see that you are still out there Noah. Still brings a smile to my face when I think about the pile of empty beer cans we managed to build while you were here :freaky

Still enjoy your RR...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By Japanviking
1200GSW dyno run (video)

Put the bike on my friends new Dynojet dyno last weekend.
Happy to see it putting down 115hp at the rear wheel.

<iframe width="853" height="480" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Jt4Y4n2hipw"...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 388,405
Posted By Japanviking
A freer flowing exhaust will not mean more...

A freer flowing exhaust will not mean more unburned fuel unless you change the fuel mapping.
I think most of the exhaust flappers mounted to cars and bikes are there to pass noise emissions. Noise...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 338,438
Posted By Japanviking
My GSW pulled 219 kph (136mph) with a givi box...

My GSW pulled 219 kph (136mph) with a givi box mounted measured on the GPS.

Didn't seem to accelerate further after that.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 338,438
Posted By Japanviking
Did you at least offer the poor guy a reacharound...

Did you at least offer the poor guy a reacharound for that price? :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Japanviking
So I am not alone with this problem. Will see...

So I am not alone with this problem. Will see what the dealer says.
Thanks for the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,347
Posted By Japanviking
GSW Leaking Clutch/Brake reservoirs

As the temperatures have reached the 35-40 degree range here in Tokyo I have noticed that both my front brake and clutch fluid reservoirs have a slight leak.

On the brake side it is just enough to...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,109
Posted By Japanviking
I have the Sony RX100 and I am very happy with...

I have the Sony RX100 and I am very happy with it. Recently used it at the Suzuka 8h race along with my Canon 1D and I was impressed by the performance of this little thing.

I think the Canon G15...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,063,436
Posted By Japanviking
At almost 10k my clutch action has improved...

At almost 10k my clutch action has improved slightly. It used to be difficult to modulate when launching the bike from rpm's just above idle. A bit grabby at the beginning of the friction zone.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,106
Posted By Japanviking
2013 GSW requires brake fluid change on 10k service

According the the maintenance schedule the new GS requires a brake fluid change at 10k but not at 20k.

Does anyone know why this is called for?

Maintenance schedules can be found here:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,063,436
Posted By Japanviking
Yep, any time spent in city traffic will set the...

Yep, any time spent in city traffic will set the bike on fire. I have been very lucky so far in heavy Tokyo traffic.:lol3
Will carry a fire extinguisher from now on..
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
Seems like the bike is very sensitive to power...

Seems like the bike is very sensitive to power draw in places it isn't expected.
For the switched power I spliced into a cable fitted by my dealer. It runs from the under the ignition switch to a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
Yes, taking the tank and airbox off added a lot...

Yes, taking the tank and airbox off added a lot of work to the install. With the airbox off I could put the cables in the stock cable trays which was good.
If I did this again I would leave the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
Finally mounted the lights on the bike yesterday....

Finally mounted the lights on the bike yesterday. I am using the three way switch to operate them since I couldn't figure out how to get a trigger from the high beam circuit.
Not sure it is even...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
I am away from home at the moment. The project...

I am away from home at the moment. The project will continue next week
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,063,436
Posted By Japanviking
Have you been able to mount these on the new GSW?...

Have you been able to mount these on the new GSW?
I am in the process of adding some lights to my bike but it is not easy to find any connectors. Waiting for a tool to get the CV clamps off the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 338,438
Posted By Japanviking
I have the same issue with the high beam switch....

I have the same issue with the high beam switch. The new type of switch gear seems to be fragile. I also noticed that a few of the other buttons feel stiff after the bike has been wet.

This is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
Thanks for the info. Will look for something...

Thanks for the info. Will look for something similar over here.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
This is what I tried today. Had the tank off but...

This is what I tried today. Had the tank off but needed to get the airbox off to get to the harness.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
Normal switched power is not an issue to find. I...

Normal switched power is not an issue to find. I want the lights to go on together with my high beam. Finding a good spot for that is not easy with the LED headlight.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 05:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
Thanks for the confirmation. I will at least get...

Thanks for the confirmation. I will at least get some regular clamps in case I cannot get these ones on again.

Another issue is to find a good place to trigger the Aux lights from the high beam....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
Finally received my mounts and had another look...

Finally received my mounts and had another look at this today.
The airbox needs to come off to get access to the wiring. looks like there are no connectors between the handle bar switch and the main...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-27-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By Japanviking
I am sharing this frustration. NaviIV, Sena and...

I am sharing this frustration. NaviIV, Sena and Iphone 5.
Doesn't work very well. Tried many different ways if pairing the units but haven't found a way to make it work ok yet.

Right now I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By Japanviking
The plate looks nice but I fail to see what it...

The plate looks nice but I fail to see what it actually adds in functionality.

I was considering one of these to fit my Givi Maxia on the LC GS since the Givi rack can't be ordered yet.
What is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,744
Posted By Japanviking
1200 GS LC access for wiring up lights?

Just wondering if anyone has taken their bike apart yet to wire up lights etc.
I am about to mount some LED lights from Cyclops motorsport. A glitch in the shipping made my mounts ship a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,063,436
Posted By Japanviking
Enjoy your new bike day! I bet you wont get much...

Enjoy your new bike day! I bet you wont get much sleep tonight :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By Japanviking
For 2up with luggage the choice is easy...1200GS....

For 2up with luggage the choice is easy...1200GS. One of few bikes that keep the fun factor when riding with a passenger.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,063,436
Posted By Japanviking
What is wrong with having an expert rider trying...

What is wrong with having an expert rider trying the bikes out and giving some feedback?:huh
Forum: Vendors 04-18-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,480
Posted By Japanviking
Just fitted one of these in my Shoei helmet. No...

Just fitted one of these in my Shoei helmet. No issues at all.

Great service from RocketMoto, ordered on the 14th and received in Tokyo on the 18th.

Looking forward to trying this out on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Japanviking
The type of terrain available here isn't really...

The type of terrain available here isn't really suitable for higher speeds. Mostly narrow twisty gravel roads with ruts and rocks in the mountains.

I am sure we all know about the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Japanviking
The telever front suspension will never match a...

The telever front suspension will never match a normal fork when it comes to fast off road riding. The GS is best viewed as a tractor, it can go off road but when the terrain is rough you need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,273
Posted By Japanviking
+1 Getting difficult to find all the good info...

+1
Getting difficult to find all the good info in the monster thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Japanviking
Anyone taken their LC off road yet?

I have about 2500km's on the bike now.
So far I really like it. I have done some aggressive rides in the twisties and also some gentle off roading.

I think the new bike is a step up from my 06...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 144,098
Posted By Japanviking
I ordered the 10 degree lights. I have the LED...

I ordered the 10 degree lights. I have the LED headlight on my bike and it does a good job at close range
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1,105
Views: 144,098
Posted By Japanviking
Just ordered a kit to fit on my 1200 GS LC. I...

Just ordered a kit to fit on my 1200 GS LC. I also think the round version looks better.

Will put some pictures up when I have received them (soon I hope :evil)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 24,998
Posted By Japanviking
So a group of three riders approached you at a...

So a group of three riders approached you at a higher pace, you decided to ride faster and didn't let the 3rd rider past? :huh

You're the man! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,063,436
Posted By Japanviking
I don't think Sachs supplies KTM with suspension...

I don't think Sachs supplies KTM with suspension parts.....WP is owned by KTM.
The 1190 also doesn't have the active type of suspension that the Ducati and BMW is using.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,919
Posted By Japanviking
It was even caught on camera: <iframe...

It was even caught on camera:

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/L_uY8_-vyLA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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