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Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By gr8ridn
Thanks, the video is helpful for the GS spoke...

Thanks, the video is helpful for the GS spoke wheels. He starts in a different position than I have done. My changes are a challenge, so I will give this technique a try. I have the alternate clamps...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By gr8ridn
If you are looking to supply switched power to...

If you are looking to supply switched power to your lights the answer is yes. If you are looking to have control of the dimmer function the can opener likely won't provide that for non Clearwater...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 595
Posted By gr8ridn
If you are looking to supply switched power to...

If you are looking to supply switched power to your lights the answer is yes. If you are looking to have controll of the dimmer function the can opener likely won't provide that for non clearwater...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 291,518
Posted By gr8ridn
I have taken My Nav V from a 2013 GS to the...

I have taken My Nav V from a 2013 GS to the replacement 2014 GSA with no issues. The new bike works with the transferred GPS with no issues and as it did with the 2013 GS. The only issue was it asked...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,053
Posted By gr8ridn
Same, my Nav V left in the dock has not been a...

Same, my Nav V left in the dock has not been a problem in both the 13 GS and 14 GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By gr8ridn
I saw that and was considering this until your...

I saw that and was considering this until your more elegant solution was found. I like using what I already have:D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By gr8ridn
Thanks for the detailed reply, The saw you...

Thanks for the detailed reply,

The saw you used makes sense now that I know the SS is soft and easily cut with a good quality blade. I also have a reciprocating saw so I might use it. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By gr8ridn
I agree the center web gives strength to the...

I agree the center web gives strength to the mount and is necessary to hold the front top box mounts aligned and centered. I would keep it as you show.

I also notice you removed the front support...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By gr8ridn
Excellent report. I have been trying to solve the...

Excellent report. I have been trying to solve the same problem for my 14 GSA. At first I simply bolted the TT GS mount onto the factory rack. Seems reasonably strong, but doesn't look professional...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By gr8ridn
Painted Cockpit Fairing

Attached is the picture of the painted cockpit fairing (deflector). A side benefit in addition to easier cleaning is the painted piece cuts headlight guard glare when in high beam mode at night.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By gr8ridn
I'll do that tomorrow:wink:

I'll do that tomorrow:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,849
Posted By gr8ridn
I just removed my deflector and painted the...

I just removed my deflector and painted the inside with matte black paint. Left to outer surface clear. Looks great and is chip resistant. Cost was a partial spray can of paint with a little painters...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 29,499
Posted By gr8ridn
I believe the Pilot Road 4 Trail is the only...

I believe the Pilot Road 4 Trail is the only model to have the 19" front tire size. This summer while riding to the MOA rally in St Paul I picked up a nail on the rear tire. I was riding on the PR4...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,582
Posted By gr8ridn
Hopefully you will not need that part of the...

Hopefully you will not need that part of the tool. It goes back to if you have the tool/part you won't need to use it:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 12,582
Posted By gr8ridn
Clutch basket replacement for one.

Clutch basket replacement for one.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By gr8ridn
Same thing I do with my Zega Pro panniers. I...

Same thing I do with my Zega Pro panniers. I prefer the smaller set but having the option of the large for extended rides is nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,260
Posted By gr8ridn
Got all of that, I will setup the new beast for...

Got all of that, I will setup the new beast for the tank bag. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,260
Posted By gr8ridn
I traded a 2013 GS for the GSA. Were any mods...

I traded a 2013 GS for the GSA. Were any mods needed to fit the small GS tank bag to the GSA? This is good news for me:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By gr8ridn
Clearwater in their literature says you can not...

Clearwater in their literature says you can not use the OEM wiring for their lights. They say this will not work and set a fault code on the bike. I just ordered a set of Darlas for my bike with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,515
Posted By gr8ridn
I like this setup and I have the same TT...

I like this setup and I have the same TT protection bars. Only issue might be what to do when the engine protector has to be removed to check the valve clearance/cam timing? I am thinking a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 946,877
Posted By gr8ridn
On mine I simply place tools and other items in...

On mine I simply place tools and other items in zip lock bags. Moisture problem solved::evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,769
Posted By gr8ridn
Thanks for that information. I just ordered the...

Thanks for that information. I just ordered the pegs from Sierra with the discount. I currently have the Touratech pegs, but find they will grab my boot soles when coming to s stop. The peg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,712
Posted By gr8ridn
I Have none of these symptoms. Thanks

I Have none of these symptoms. Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,712
Posted By gr8ridn
How was this noticed? Leak or bad fit of body...

How was this noticed? Leak or bad fit of body panels? I can't seem to get a good fit between the tank side panels and the top panel. From the gas filler back the seam gap is wide, much wider than the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 291,518
Posted By gr8ridn
Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 291,518
Posted By gr8ridn
Please share the method for bulk change. I have...

Please share the method for bulk change. I have been doing this conversion on waypoints individually. Possibly there is way to set default to "do not notify" shaping points for all points with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,611
Posted By gr8ridn
Are you located in the US? As far as I know the...

Are you located in the US? As far as I know the alarm fobs are not available in the US. Some say the K1600 fob will work, but there is nothing listed for the GSW alarm.

When the dealer programmed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,611
Posted By gr8ridn
Yes, this should be the connector. The previous...

Yes, this should be the connector. The previous GS models doubled the TPS and alarm functions into one moduele. Starting with the GSW the two modules are separate.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,848
Posted By gr8ridn
I mounted PR4 Trails on my GSW before leaving on...

I mounted PR4 Trails on my GSW before leaving on a 8400 mile ride to include the MOA Rally in St Paul. During this ride I encountered severe thunderstorms in MO and IL where the streets completely...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,611
Posted By gr8ridn
You will find the connector under the frame brace...

You will find the connector under the frame brace separating the front and rear seat. It will be mounted to a bracket molded into the rear inner fender. Once you release that mount you will find the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By gr8ridn
Nice write up. When I did the cam timing check on...

Nice write up. When I did the cam timing check on my bike the left cams were slightly off as well. I also noticed the change in timing with the tensioner tool compared to the unpressurized engine...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,221
Posted By gr8ridn
no need to remove anything. The fill is between...

no need to remove anything. The fill is between the legs of the rear splash guard. Use a syringe and extension tube to fill between the splash guard legs. The manual calls for 180cc oil once drained.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,575
Posted By gr8ridn
My Zega Pros are leak proof going on 18 months of...

My Zega Pros are leak proof going on 18 months of use. While the thumb wheel isn't as elegant as the BMW fastening system, it is strong and secure. No complaints with the latches and and seals. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,586
Posted By gr8ridn
I got my notice on Monday. Called my dealer on...

I got my notice on Monday. Called my dealer on Tuesday, the same response, waiting on parts. I asked to be called once they were in and was advised the soonest they could do the work would be mid...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,068
Posted By gr8ridn
This is correct. BMW service checklist calls for...

This is correct. BMW service checklist calls for the bevel gear (rear drive) oil change on the 600 mile running in service.
180 ML of 75-90 SAF-XO oil specified.
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,637
Posted By gr8ridn
Nice looking with useful lockable capacity. Will...

Nice looking with useful lockable capacity. Will this fit the 2013 GSW as well? Looks like the mount is the same and it is narrow enough to fit the factory grab handles.

I like that it can be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By gr8ridn
Is your bike an early 2013? I had the same issue...

Is your bike an early 2013? I had the same issue with the speedo needle going past zero when off to about -10 mph. It read 10 MPH low at all speeds after this. The instrument cluster was replaced...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 291,518
Posted By gr8ridn
Brilliant! That solved the same issue I have had...

Brilliant! That solved the same issue I have had since installing City Navigator NA NT 2015.1. Thanks for sharing this with the ADV community. This simple procedure allowed the use of Basecamp with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 291,518
Posted By gr8ridn
It's time to try the update. I got the same new...

It's time to try the update. I got the same new map notification when riding with Smartphone Link enabled. I also updated the Garmin Express to the latest version (ver 3.2.4.0). Thanks for the report.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 291,518
Posted By gr8ridn
I agree, best to wait until we get confirmation...

I agree, best to wait until we get confirmation from Garmin the issue is corrected.

Thanks all for the replies.
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