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Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,053
Posted By SS Twin
100% agree with JetSpeed. It's a whole different...

100% agree with JetSpeed. It's a whole different setup and requires a different technique. I've owned and ridden at least a half dozen 2005-2012 Hexheads and they work well with a soild shift...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By SS Twin
Bob, well said. I couldn't agree more. I have...

Bob, well said. I couldn't agree more. I have ridden for more than 40 years on all types of bikes in all kinds of gear. I know "heat" when I feel it and also know that it has a source and, possibly a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,806
Posted By SS Twin
Barry, congrats on the new GSA. First off, your...

Barry, congrats on the new GSA. First off, your dealer is most likely not being straight with you. The new LCs give off heat to the rider, no matter what. Above 85* F there is an increased amount of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 217,980
Posted By SS Twin
Startup delay

Hi, all. This question is more electrical than SW I think. Recently my 2014 GSW with NAV5 is getting very lazy in starting and displaying a screen on power up. It is often a 10-30 second delay or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By SS Twin
Look in the Owners Manual, Pages 56-58, describes...

Look in the Owners Manual, Pages 56-58, describes a procedure to "enable" and "disable" both functions. The flashing warning triangles will remain lit if the functions are disabled and will go out...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,207
Posted By SS Twin
Hans und Franz?? ...

Hans und Franz??

http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v251/EwanNews/2004/lwr/040528longWay-400.jpg

:roflAll in good fun, just trying to lighten things up!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By SS Twin
Clearwater Lights

Just installed my Darla's on my 2014 GSW with Can Opener. Fantastic as others have mentioned above. Great look and light output. Expensive, yes. Worth it, absolutely!

BTW, I bought directly from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 535,803
Posted By SS Twin
Pretty simple actually. I removed the tank cover...

Pretty simple actually. I removed the tank cover and the 2 gray side covers. Also had to remove the triangular black cover panels just behind the intake manifolds. All Torx fasteners, 2 sizes,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By SS Twin
Very nice! What color is that? Also which...

Very nice! What color is that? Also which engine and fairing guards are those? They look fantasttic.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,221
Posted By SS Twin
What he said!:D

What he said!:D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By SS Twin
Thanks guys for all the feedback, much...

Thanks guys for all the feedback, much appreciated. The flow lines are pretty much the contour of the panels themselves, so it was pretty straight forward to mask it. Will get some outside shots...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By SS Twin
Last one,

Last one,
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By SS Twin
Another view

Another view
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By SS Twin
Here's a few more, one at a time. Sorry about...

Here's a few more, one at a time. Sorry about the setting, was in my garage right after I put it together.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,314
Posted By SS Twin
Painted Panels GSW

As much as I love my new GSW, I did not like the "all gray, all the time" look of the fuel tank covers, especially on my white GS. So I talked to my local paint guy (also a rider on an HD Ultra) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 666
Posted By SS Twin
Congrats and welcome to a great forum. Soooo much...

Congrats and welcome to a great forum. Soooo much help, advice, and humor!:rofl.

You are in a great BMW area, check out BMWBMW, (BMW Bikers of Metro Washington). They are a great, large group of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,040
Posted By SS Twin
I have the Laser cut guards on mine and have...

I have the Laser cut guards on mine and have noticed no difference in engine temps, fan duty cycle, etc. Hot is hot, and I'd like to reduce the right side heat flow at high temps and speeds, but that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By SS Twin
That TT rack is nice for sure. Do you lose the...

That TT rack is nice for sure. Do you lose the OEM rear rack with that? Looks like it, too bad, because I use a couple of Givi Monokey cases on a Givi Carrier mounted to the rack. Otw, that would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,424
Posted By SS Twin
Rear seat

Jet, I leave the rear seat on, and occasionally mount a Chicane tail bag over it. Seat weighs nothing (almost) and provides a bit of a butt rest for the long slab rides we have down here.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By SS Twin
David, you have my sincere best wishes for a...

David, you have my sincere best wishes for a speedy and full recovery. Hopefully, a return to 2 wheels will be in your future, and I bet there is yet another GSA out there with your name on it!!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By SS Twin
I used a standard RAM mount on the right...

I used a standard RAM mount on the right handlebar. Works perfect and does not block instruments or the WS adjuster knob. Here is what ADV Designs sell, although any RAM mount should work.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By SS Twin
Iphone Mount

I have this and love it. Simple, cheap, and it works. No blockage, no interference.

http://www.advdesigns.com/ramholun7bu.html
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,550
Posted By SS Twin
Mountainguy, thanks for staying on this. I...

Mountainguy, thanks for staying on this. I believe your theory and early results accurately describe the problem and potential solution. Please keep us posted on your longer trial, and as I said...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,903
Posted By SS Twin
I like it too. Agree with adding more blue and...

I like it too. Agree with adding more blue and painting the tank side cover plastic skins. Here's what I did with mine, and now I'll be adding some contrasting blue and red graphics from the tip of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 535,803
Posted By SS Twin
Just finished the Clearwater Darla install (went...

Just finished the Clearwater Darla install (went great. lights are fab!) and reassembled the skin with my newly painted tank covers. Breaks up the "all gray, all the time" look of the stock GS side...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By SS Twin
^^^^^^^^ This! My 7th BMW since 1974, and...

^^^^^^^^ This!

My 7th BMW since 1974, and its the best. No issues, no problems. Did my own 600 service, all my farkiling (installed CW Darla's today) so far and am amazed at its performance...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,550
Posted By SS Twin
+11111111, I like it. Very well...

+11111111,

I like it. Very well integrated, I hope it has an effect. Are you just doing the right side? Please keep us posted.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By SS Twin
Selling mine, sent you a PM.

Selling mine, sent you a PM.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,152
Posted By SS Twin
My 2014 LC does 210 or so at 80 mph on a hot,...

My 2014 LC does 210 or so at 80 mph on a hot, muggy FL day. Drops right back down at lower speeds and is never above 188 or so with ambient below 85F.

What was the "heat wash" over you? Any...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,550
Posted By SS Twin
MountainGuy, I agree 100% with you and your...

MountainGuy, I agree 100% with you and your experience. My 2014 GSW is fine below 85 F. Above that, at highway speeds, there is an increasing amount of heated air flowing out and over the right side...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By SS Twin
Did long test rides on a 14 RTW and 14 GSW. ...

Did long test rides on a 14 RTW and 14 GSW. Liked them both but chose the GS because it felt more lively and responsive. Think the crankshaft helps on those fronts.

Love my new GS and have no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,483
Posted By SS Twin
Agree, it is a shame. I ordered a seat for my...

Agree, it is a shame. I ordered a seat for my 2005 GS from Rick in 2007 and have used it very comfortably since getting it in 2007. 7 years and about 25K miles, very pleased. Hope he reads this...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,628
Posted By SS Twin
GS Impressions

1) What year / model of your motorcycle;
2) What is the current KM;
3) How long you have it;
4) What are the positives and negatives that you could relate;
5) What types of problems she had...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 794
Posted By SS Twin
Ordered the ADV Design lexan shield. Like the...

Ordered the ADV Design lexan shield. Like the look, easy to remove, clean, and it will definitely look "cool" at Starbucks! :D Pricey, tho, but a lot less than $1350.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,193
Posted By SS Twin
Thanks guys. Definitely interested in the results...

Thanks guys. Definitely interested in the results of the deflector/shield fix. Also, I think the ECU "heat" is a chicken/egg situation. It probably heats up from the engine/exhaust blast and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,193
Posted By SS Twin
Thanks, but I don't think the heat is header...

Thanks, but I don't think the heat is header related. It is not noticeable at idle or slow speeds, only at speeds above 50-60 mph.

In any case, I'm not a fan of header wrap as it seems to trap...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,193
Posted By SS Twin
Hot Seat!

Had a real test today of engine heat on my 2014 GSW. 315 miles of Florida heat and humidity with temps between 85 and 96, speeds up to 90+. All I can say is that it is WARM at best and downright...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,028
Posted By SS Twin
I like it! No offense to the olive drab riders,...

I like it! No offense to the olive drab riders, but this "camo" look is cool! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,694
Posted By SS Twin
Just did my 600 mi service on my 2014 LC; no hole...

Just did my 600 mi service on my 2014 LC; no hole n the skid plate for the oil drain plug. Had to remove the skid plate, just like on my 2005. Interesting that some LC GS's have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,329
Views: 374,543
Posted By SS Twin
I LOVE those and want a set for my white GS. Any...

I LOVE those and want a set for my white GS. Any chance that your shop would provide (sell) the digital package? Or produce other sets?? I'd be in for a set in a heartbeat! Let us know!!:ear
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