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Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 678
Posted By genka
Generally the rule of thumb for the best fuel...

Generally the rule of thumb for the best fuel economy is the lowest sustainable speed at the tallest gear. However considering that GS has aerodynamics of a barn you could probably get even better...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-11-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
I wanted to see how well the GPS will route on...

I wanted to see how well the GPS will route on OSM mapset. The UI on Nav V is very good, it is often easier to create simple routes on the unit.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
Once I got over the import issues I made a use of...

Once I got over the import issues I made a use of Furkot. I will need to drive in the Caribbean, which is not covered bt Basecamp. So I made waypoints in Furkot, imported them in the GPS and planned...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
Good to know. Furkot looks interesting. I will...

Good to know. Furkot looks interesting. I will try them if I'll manage to go on a long distance trip this year.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
OK, I got it working! Something was wrong in...

OK, I got it working! Something was wrong in communications between the GPS and Basecamp. Not sure what it was, but after this log sync and Basecamp crash I could transfer the waypoints and they...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
Dan, I almost never use Basecamp. Lately I...

Dan, I almost never use Basecamp. Lately I planned mostly in Ridewithgps.com I'm aware of Furkot (your article in the BMW MOA magazine was excellent), just never played with it seriously. I though...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
I knew that waypoints shouldn't be under Trip...

I knew that waypoints shouldn't be under Trip Planner, I just couldn't find them anywhere else. I updated Basecamp and now it just says "Transferring user data" when I connected the GPS. Hopefully it...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
In the last 15 years computer mapping made an...

In the last 15 years computer mapping made an incredible progress. But Garmin desktop software only managed to get more convoluted while retaining that vintage last century look, feel and routing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
Yes to both. I also looked in "Import" under...

Yes to both. I also looked in "Import" under Apps-> Trip Planner.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 904
Views: 91,812
Posted By genka
I thought I mastered the Nav V for my needs in...

I thought I mastered the Nav V for my needs in the bike travel. But now I'm preparing for a cage trip and can't figure one thing out. I want to save several waypoints in the GPS, so I could use them...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,267
Posted By genka
Ouch! Layering will not help with cold hands...

Ouch! Layering will not help with cold hands...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,267
Posted By genka
Wow, you worked in the garage today! You should...

Wow, you worked in the garage today! You should try a propane heater like this one http://smile.amazon.com/Texsport-14217-Deluxe-Propane-Heater/dp/B000P9F02Y/?tag=gt1net-20. Just place a carbon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 23,947
Posted By genka
Many years ago I was following a large SUV on a ...

Many years ago I was following a large SUV on a left lane of a 4 lane road in suburbs. Suddenly the SUV jerks to the right and changes lane. And I see a car standing still with his left blinker on,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,835
Posted By genka
Check out this thread...

Check out this thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=944257
Forum: Face plant 01-07-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,488
Posted By genka
Couple of years ago I tried to ride at almost any...

Couple of years ago I tried to ride at almost any weather and quickly learned that two wheels and ice don't mix. Once I even managed to drop the bike while standing still with both feet on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,813
Posted By genka
My invoice had Elbe 106 in it, which I believe is...

My invoice had Elbe 106 in it, which I believe is the same u-joint that Bruno uses. I looked on Elbe web site, and they have several 106 variants, probably the location of the zerk could be one of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,813
Posted By genka
Jim, I don't remember their warranty policy. It's...

Jim, I don't remember their warranty policy. It's been over a year and my invoice doesn't say anything. I'm happy with the work- I can't feel any vibrations.
The grease fittings were interfering...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,813
Posted By genka
They u-joints were installed with washers welded...

They u-joints were installed with washers welded to the yokes. The u-joints have zerks, they are the same parts as used by Bruno. Turnaround time was 7 - 10 days. The shop is local to me, so no...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,813
Posted By genka
My driveshaft was rebuilt by a shop here in...

My driveshaft was rebuilt by a shop here in Baltimore. They used the same German U-joints and the whole rebuilt was about $300. I have 17k miles on the driveshaft with no issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,267
Posted By genka
Congratulations, Jim! Great bike!

Congratulations, Jim! Great bike!
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,148
Posted By genka
I taped the bottom of Pinlock with Scotch office...

I taped the bottom of Pinlock with Scotch office type invisible tape.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 188,963
Posted By genka
I couldn't agree more. Current LED lights have...

I couldn't agree more. Current LED lights have more than adequate light output, and the beam shape must be carefully managed to achieve good results. Most of the aftermarket lights on the market,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,672
Posted By genka
I found that even a gas pressure washer can't...

I found that even a gas pressure washer can't remove all grime from wire wheels. It rips off the balancing weights before it does any real cleaning.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,084,495
Posted By genka
Not that I take my incident seriously, but using...

Not that I take my incident seriously, but using diminishing language between friends and colleagues is not the same as doing it with strangers. Especially in my case, when he said "motorcycle or...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,499
Posted By genka
Ten miles is my range difference between the side...

Ten miles is my range difference between the side stand and vertical fill ups. I consider it a practical gain. With modifications allowing to fill the tank to the brim I can squeeze in an extra 0.5...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9,985
Views: 2,084,495
Posted By genka
It just happened to me on my morning commute. I...

It just happened to me on my morning commute. I stopped on a traffic light, and dude in the next lane rolls down his window and asking "Is it a motorcycle or a scooter?" An I'm on the R1200GS. One of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 66,864
Posted By genka
Feds have the leverage because they can threaten...

Feds have the leverage because they can threaten to withhold the highway related funds from the states if they will not bring their laws into compliance. Not that anything will happen with this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,449
Posted By genka
For me the bike is a faster commute vehicle. With...

For me the bike is a faster commute vehicle. With a car I would need to go to an $$ multilevel garage and walk a couple of minutes. I can park my bike in the company garage in the basement of our...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 92,312
Posted By genka
Bump to the great resource. It has to be made...

Bump to the great resource. It has to be made sticky.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 20,349
Posted By genka
It makes perfect sense. For a driveshaft...

It makes perfect sense. For a driveshaft longevity it needs to be designed to be straight under normal working conditions, and deflect in both ways with the suspension movement.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 12,256
Posted By genka
There many ways to skin the cat, all of them are...

There many ways to skin the cat, all of them are compromises. It was a cross-continent trip, well over 90% of it were on the pavement, and I didn't feel that knobbies would be a better choice...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,094
Posted By genka
The shunt itself is reliable, I meant the...

The shunt itself is reliable, I meant the homemade modifications to the bike's wiring, which are often can't match the quality of the factory work. I avoid any electrical mods that require cuts to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,094
Posted By genka
True, but it it is more difficult to install an...

True, but it it is more difficult to install an aftermarket ammeter and make it reliable. If a voltmeter dies, it is not a big deal, if there is a problem with the ammeter's shunt, the whole bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,094
Posted By genka
Not really. Usually I have only one thermometer....

Not really. Usually I have only one thermometer. A smartphone can supplement a proper GPS. It is not a adequate replacement for a variety of reasons which have been discussed in other threads. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,094
Posted By genka
OK, so I have a TPM system, thermometer,...

OK, so I have a TPM system, thermometer, voltmeter and GPS. All this is either standard or optional equipment on the later GS models. I don't know why you consider my setup so unusual. TPMS,...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,135
Posted By genka
I have Brother 2820. It prints on both sides...

I have Brother 2820. It prints on both sides (laser), copies, scans to JPG or PDF, has WiFi. I paid something like $130 2 years ago. Amazingly cheap. Like all lasers it came with a "starter" toner,...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By genka
Those are powerful lights for sure. I have...

Those are powerful lights for sure. I have smaller lights and still feel that they produce too much. It almost feels that my eyes need to adjust to a lower light level when I dim for the oncoming...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,094
Posted By genka
If it was about multiple thermometers, they were...

If it was about multiple thermometers, they were temporary. I installed aux lights on the brace in front of the oil radiator and wanted to make sure that they didn't affect the cooling. I taped the...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,641
Posted By genka
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=94...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=944257
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,023
Posted By genka
JR356, thanks for the advice. I do have a...

JR356, thanks for the advice. I do have a circulation problem- my hands stay cold all winter.
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