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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,730
Posted By ShaftEd
UKGSer site mentioned that the grips on the GSW...

UKGSer site mentioned that the grips on the GSW go to 40% below 3k rpms. So if you’re just riding around town, they really are not very good. Up on the open road, the do run a bit hotter, but still...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,730
Posted By ShaftEd
My 14 GSW grips are weaker than my old 2007...

My 14 GSW grips are weaker than my old 2007 Hexhead GS, that's for sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By ShaftEd
12k service does check valve clearance and...

12k service does check valve clearance and replace plugs. I can't imagine the valves were out and they had change shims, but I could believe one of the plugs may be bad from incorrect gap, or even...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By ShaftEd
I just did a Google search on f800gs leaking...

I just did a Google search on f800gs leaking valve cover. Lots of hits with some linking to advrider
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,300
Posted By ShaftEd
PhiSig1071, You may want to head over to the...

PhiSig1071, You may want to head over to the Parallel Universe side of GSpot and check with those guys. Apparently, the leaky valve cover on the 800ís is quite common and it looks like there is an...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By ShaftEd
I was only referring to the downshift scenario.

I was only referring to the downshift scenario.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By ShaftEd
You're right. For the GSW the slipper clutch...

You're right. For the GSW the slipper clutch should prevent over rev. Not for the Oil and Hexheads though.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,264
Posted By ShaftEd
Iíve had an Oilhead, Hexhead, and now a Wethead...

Iíve had an Oilhead, Hexhead, and now a Wethead and all of my GSís have had an occasional trip into the rev limiter. Not going to hurt a thing. I mean thatís why they put the limiter there. No, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,118
Posted By ShaftEd
Been filling my bike while sitting on it for the...

Been filling my bike while sitting on it for the last 25 years. Some say that's a safety issue so I guess I've been lucky. :deal:1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 9,227
Posted By ShaftEd
Hippiebrian, before you dig yourself in any...

Hippiebrian, before you dig yourself in any deeper (actually, I think that ship has sailed), but anyway, hereís a nice article on taking a KLR to the track. Time to get out there and beat up some...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,903
Posted By ShaftEd
We do have the GSW Problems/issues thread, but...

We do have the GSW Problems/issues thread, but specific to 2014’s here’s my experience so far. I’ve got 23,000 miles on my 2014 purchased in late October 2013.

Bad stuff:
Dreaded coolant weep in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,056
Posted By ShaftEd
:deal:rofl:1drink P.S. Just did my 24k miles...

:deal:rofl:1drink

P.S. Just did my 24k miles service and all valves in spec. One exhaust right on the tight side of tolerance, but I aint pulling cams for that.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,288
Posted By ShaftEd
Looks like its for the GSW owners who didn't get...

Looks like its for the GSW owners who didn't get ESA.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,347
Posted By ShaftEd
I'd say the GSW does very well getting around...

I'd say the GSW does very well getting around traffic.:deal:1drink

Willow Springs "Streets" Course trackday - Intermediate "B" Group earlier this year.

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Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,793
Posted By ShaftEd
BMW GS, sidestands optional!:1drink

BMW GS, sidestands optional!:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,793
Posted By ShaftEd
You will be golden when you figure out how to...

You will be golden when you figure out how to carry that 690 on your GS.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 5,736
Posted By ShaftEd
I've been riding for over 40 years. I've raced,...

I've been riding for over 40 years. I've raced, done numerous trackdays and generally ride around 20k miles per year, yet I'm a big fan of ABS. As long as abs and other electronic controls (i.e....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,150
Posted By ShaftEd
I traded in my 2007 12GS with 132,000 miles (No...

I traded in my 2007 12GS with 132,000 miles (No engine work, original clutch) to my local dealer for a new 2014 12GS. They had my old bike sold in one week. Not sure what they got for it, but they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,654
Posted By ShaftEd
Nice bike, but that is not an OHC model, so I...

Nice bike, but that is not an OHC model, so I believe would actually be a 2009 as far as I can tell? 2010 would have the over head cam.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,285
Posted By ShaftEd
I ran the Remus header with stock muffler on my...

I ran the Remus header with stock muffler on my 2007 12GS for over 100,000 miles. Bike ran great.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,070
Posted By ShaftEd
Damn, that GS is too clean to make an 85%...

Damn, that GS is too clean to make an 85% dirtbike. That's what KTM's are for.:D

I'd put some Ohlins on it and the hell out of her.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 919
Posted By ShaftEd
I have 250,000 miles on GS's. I don't know how to...

I have 250,000 miles on GS's. I don't know how to ride anything else.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,179
Posted By ShaftEd
Telelever is what makes the GS unique. I donít...

Telelever is what makes the GS unique. I donít see them changing to forks anytime soon. I know that many of the new models donít have the Telelever lately, but I believe they are trying to get non...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By ShaftEd
132,000 miles on my 2007 12GS when I traded her...

132,000 miles on my 2007 12GS when I traded her in on a 14 GSW. Original fuel pump and she ran just fine.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By ShaftEd
THAT is pretty darn slick.:deal:1drink

THAT is pretty darn slick.:deal:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,483
Posted By ShaftEd
Regular forks with a chain drive and inline 4...

Regular forks with a chain drive and inline 4 engine. Sounds great to many riders, but not for me. I prefer Telelever, Boxer, and shaft drive. :deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,335
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 dribbled like yours when new. Ordered new...

My 2014 dribbled like yours when new. Ordered new pump at dealer but by the time pump came in it had stopped leaking. Still on original pump now at 21,000 miles and Still dry. Keep an eye on coolant...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By ShaftEd
The crankshaft I wouldn't worry about. The 13...

The crankshaft I wouldn't worry about. The 13 will be a bit zippier and the 15 somewhat smoother. For the shift assist, if you are a sporting type rider it's awesome. If you don't live for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By ShaftEd
You must be talking about a non D-ESA GSW. Anyway...

You must be talking about a non D-ESA GSW. Anyway I don't think Ohlins has a shock available for the GSW yet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,846
Posted By ShaftEd
I'm from SD too. Many years ago I waited in line...

I'm from SD too. Many years ago I waited in line on my bike to cross back to US. When I got to the border official he told me not to wait in line from now on. They don't like the bikes mixed in with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,641
Posted By ShaftEd
Nothing specific. The BMW Motorrad site mentions...

Nothing specific. The BMW Motorrad site mentions the bottoming valving, but you really don't get many details.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,641
Posted By ShaftEd
There is no preload changes between modes,...

There is no preload changes between modes, including Enduro modes. What you are feeling is the anti-bottoming valving being used, especially in the Enduro Pro mode.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,749
Posted By ShaftEd
I donít think you fit the demographic of this...

I donít think you fit the demographic of this bike. A detuned 800 with very basic(but low) suspension and only adequate brakes. Its whole design purpose was to be unintimidating to newer/shorter...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,386
Posted By ShaftEd
You will definitely have "regrets" after taking...

You will definitely have "regrets" after taking 101, 405, and 5 through LA.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,386
Posted By ShaftEd
I do have to admit, I like the blacked out engine...

I do have to admit, I like the blacked out engine cases, swingarm, and wheel treatment that the Adventure model gets, but why would BMW use a paint scheme that will show scratches and tip over damage...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,386
Posted By ShaftEd
I have 2014 GSW and since I donít like crash...

I have 2014 GSW and since I donít like crash bars, large windscreens, or aluminum luggage, it doesnít make any sense for me to buy the Adventure version. No regrets.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By ShaftEd
That's the beauty of a GS, you can load it with...

That's the beauty of a GS, you can load it with all sorts of stuff. As much as your wallet allows, or you can keep it simple as some of us like to do, and yes, all my GS's do occasional trackdays....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By ShaftEd
A Suburban can't do a trackday worth a damn, but...

A Suburban can't do a trackday worth a damn, but a GSW sure as hell can. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By ShaftEd
Tank bag is from swmotech quick lock micro at...

Tank bag is from swmotech quick lock micro at twisted throttle.com
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,578
Posted By ShaftEd
What is wrong with you? Donít you know that you...

What is wrong with you? Donít you know that you are supposed to add as much junk as is possible to your Adv bike to make it more Adv-ish?

OK, Just kidding. Iím with you. I donít like adding a lot...
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