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Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 304,669
Posted By weerider650
Good question.....The Rt is an aewsome bike. I...

Good question.....The Rt is an aewsome bike. I wanted something sportier, faster, less maintenace, more repliable. Oddly enough I feel the RT will away from the connie on a tight technical twisty but...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,958
Views: 304,669
Posted By weerider650
I have been looking at the connie for a while....

I have been looking at the connie for a while. Sold my BMW R1200RT and picked up a 2012 Connie. Came with a bunch of farkles already on it.

Garmin Zumo 665, with all the accesories in the box...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By weerider650
Thanks Jim. Maybe its the way I read or...

Thanks Jim. Maybe its the way I read or interprited it from reading your tutorial on your website. I am familiar with the needle on the twinmax bouncing from side to side from zero at idle. It was...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Posted By weerider650
Problem adjusting R1200RT throttle boddies

I have adjusted the throttle bodies many times on my 1150's but trying to get used to it on the 1200. I have read the Jim Von Baden tutorial many times. He notes to set the max sensitivity on the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By weerider650
Location plays a big role. 13.5k for an 07 with...

Location plays a big role. 13.5k for an 07 with only 1200 miles is about right for here in California, maybe a bit high, but it would probably easily brink in a solid 12k. However; I don't know...
Forum: Road warriors 06-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 322,679
Posted By weerider650
[QUOTE=KLRscoob;21585627]It concerned me as well...

[QUOTE=KLRscoob;21585627]It concerned me as well but the RT is amazing, feels a bit heavy at a stand still, QUOTE]

Whenever I read these statements about the RT, it puzzles me to think what you...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,267
Posted By weerider650
I have had the ST1300, an 07 FJR and 08 BMW...

I have had the ST1300, an 07 FJR and 08 BMW R1200RT, 07 BMW K1200GT

In order from best bike down the worst

1st place 08 BMW R1200RT
2nd place 07 K1200GT
3rd place 07 FJR
4th place 05...
Forum: Road warriors 06-06-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 322,679
Posted By weerider650
Thanks Jim, I pulled the trigger on the VVME 35W,...

Thanks Jim, I pulled the trigger on the VVME 35W, digital slim, 4300k kit last night. I am really hoping this doesn't cause any issues with the canbus. I am definitely looking forward to the light...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 322,679
Posted By weerider650
Jim, Sounds good. I will order the 35 watt...

Jim,

Sounds good. I will order the 35 watt VVME kit (still debating between 4300K and 5000K) but I am debating between the slim ballast kit. The big difference seems to be the manufacture and one...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 322,679
Posted By weerider650
Recomendations HID on BMW R1200RT with canbus

I have a 2008 BMW R1200RT and I am looking to put an HID kit on it. I need it be inexpesive, reliable and most importantly it needs to work with the canbus on my bike. I was looking at the VVME kits...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,662
Posted By weerider650
Wrong! The adventure has longer travel suspension...

Wrong! The adventure has longer travel suspension than a regualr GS. On the 1200 models its as follows:

Regular GS 7.5in front / 7.9in rear
Adventure GS 8.3in front / 8.7in rear

While I dont...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By weerider650
Ha.....funny....my mistake...I ordered early last...

Ha.....funny....my mistake...I ordered early last week.....
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By weerider650
E-moto tires? No shipping, not responsive

I placed an order early last week for tires on my GS. I got an email saying the order was being processed. As of today no shipping information, no charge of my card. I have tried several times to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,637
Posted By weerider650
I have yet to see the glamour of the Odyssey...

I have yet to see the glamour of the Odyssey batteries...I have bought the Universal Battery UB12220. More CCA and more amp hours than an Odyssey. And for those that say the Odyssey will last longer,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
for the short term, I have a friend that has a...

for the short term, I have a friend that has a spare back up starter for his RT...He is going to loan it to me until I can buy a new one.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
The washer was tight against the armature....I...

The washer was tight against the armature....I think I am going to call this one a loss....I can get the replacement starter complete for $119...and I really dont trust this unit anymore. With the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
Well, its ugly. I dug into the motor of the...

Well, its ugly. I dug into the motor of the starter. Right away I could smell electrical fire when I popped the housing from the plate. There was metal shavings everywhere inside. The cover washer...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By weerider650
Well, I decided to try the anakee 2's. I want to...

Well, I decided to try the anakee 2's. I want to do enough trail riding that the PR3's scare me. I was about to put another set of tourance tires on but figured what the heck, lets try something new.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
Well, I checked the solenoid for continuity and I...

Well, I checked the solenoid for continuity and I have continuety when the plunger is pressed in all the way. I tried starting the motor with a 25 amp power supply but no dice, it just draws the load...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
Maybe i will start there since i don't need to...

Maybe i will start there since i don't need to drill rivets out for that
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
Okay, well, it looks like I will be going in...

Okay, well, it looks like I will be going in further. Seems strange that a starter would need all this at 7500 miles. I guess the motor and the solenoid switch will get opened up.

As for grease,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
I have the starter in my hand in order to open it...

I have the starter in my hand in order to open it up down to the brushes, it is riveted together. Do I need to drill the rivets out and replace with a screw and nut during re-assembly? Or do I get...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
Jim, I see you took the whole thing apart. I was...

Jim, I see you took the whole thing apart. I was just pulling the main gear and bushing off the shaft and re-greasing. It was dry in there. My bike stopped starting, just got the click noise from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
Thanks rod....seems like some good tips

Thanks rod....seems like some good tips
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,991
Posted By weerider650
Help with starter re-assembly

So I am working on cleaning up the starter on the GS. It was making the noise and then finally decided not to start at all. So I pulled the started and I am doing a re-grease. I pulled the grommet...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2,921
Views: 932,593
Posted By weerider650
My first solo camping trip with it. ...

My first solo camping trip with it.

http://i696.photobucket.com/albums/vv329/pedalboy2001/misc%20GS%20pictures/DSC01903_zps14e8a987.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2,921
Views: 932,593
Posted By weerider650
I couldnt....lol....I have only had it for 2-3...

I couldnt....lol....I have only had it for 2-3 months and have nearly doubled that mileage....It would be more but it needs new tires, had downtime for fuel fittings breaking, a fuel leak at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 2,921
Views: 932,593
Posted By weerider650
I just picked up my 04 adventure with 4400 miles...

I just picked up my 04 adventure with 4400 miles on it a few months ago. I have only taken a few trips with it since.

The girlfriend and bike as we pulled into the hotel in Monterey
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 09:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By weerider650
Where exactly are you? I live ten minutes from...

Where exactly are you? I live ten minutes from A&S
Forum: The Garage 12-31-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,524
Posted By weerider650
I came close to buying one but my riding buddy...

I came close to buying one but my riding buddy bought one and the jack went out in less than a month but I have heard of others going on many years. The one I played with in the store didnt exactly...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By weerider650
If you havent bought one yet, why not just buy an...

If you havent bought one yet, why not just buy an adventure model? It already has the one piece seat, comes with longer travel, larger tank, better windshield, skidplate and crash bars, better...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By weerider650
I think I will just stick with the Tourance...

I think I will just stick with the Tourance tires. They are on right now and do great, good mileage and adds confidence on the dirt roads. Oh...and cheaper too....lol
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,314
Posted By weerider650
Considering the PR3 tires for my GSA

I am considering the PR3 tires for my 04 1150GS Adventure. I am curious for those that use these if you give up much on dirt roads. I ride about 95 percent on road with a eager ambition to do a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 3,966
Views: 637,275
Posted By weerider650
Now theres ten minutes of your life spent cutting...

Now theres ten minutes of your life spent cutting and pasting that you will never get back....

Nice cherry pick of the replies....
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,966
Views: 637,275
Posted By weerider650
Obviously you havent read the posts from months...

Obviously you havent read the posts from months ago when I had my FJR. I spoke against it back then in preference for a BMW simply offering my optionion and this group attacked me as if I were...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By weerider650
I just made one by buying the socket and put in...

I just made one by buying the socket and put in on the CNC machine at work for the window to be added. But Clay Spinners idea should work fine. When I did mine, I felt like I could have done that and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By weerider650
I have been noticing that as the fuel level gets...

I have been noticing that as the fuel level gets lower, I start to get up to 3 or 4 bars on the fuel gauge. I even managed to get the low fuel indicator light. However; as soon as I fill up, all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By weerider650
position of Gobi cases on my gs

I just bought a used 1150gs adventure and it came with the hb Gobi cases on it. The cases seem to sit very high on the bike and have made it very difficult for a passenger. I don't see that there us...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By weerider650
mounting gps and gxm antenna to 1150gs adventure

I need to mount my zumo 665 and xm antenna to my 1150 gs adventure. Any suggestions? Recommendations? I would love to see some pictures. I have been debating between the gps above the gauges or on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By weerider650
Fuel gauge not working (1150GS adventure)

I just picked up my 04 1150GS adventure. The bike had been sitting for a while, it only has 4500 miles on it. When I bought it the bike was almpost empty for gas and you could tell by the lack of...
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