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Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 549
Posted By bailer
Dielectric grease may be worth a try.

Dielectric grease may be worth a try.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-22-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 947
Posted By bailer
I keep my Inreach SE in an inside pocket because...

I keep my Inreach SE in an inside pocket because I believe it is more secure and protected in a crash scenario.

It is the last line of defence when in remote areas so I would hate to be lying on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5,557
Views: 932,280
Posted By bailer
Rode it home from a great trip out west to the...

Rode it home from a great trip out west to the mountains, 1050 km today, 2500 in total.

Bike performed flawlessly.

Sargent seat was OK but still sore...

Cardo G9 Bluetooth lasted 12hours of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,135
Posted By bailer
I'm surprised it did damage at 75mph. We have a...

I'm surprised it did damage at 75mph. We have a lot of horrible highways where I ride and typically potholes at that speed are much safer than half that speed.

I have hit many such potholes at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 1,006,283
Posted By bailer
Took a nice tour down around the area I used to...

Took a nice tour down around the area I used to farm. There are lots of great dirt roads like this one cutting through some native prairie!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,739
Posted By bailer
Ok, so I tried this out. The tools definitely...

Ok, so I tried this out. The tools definitely could fit, but when in the tool roll, it is just too bulky to be able to get it in the end access of the gs emotion box.

The adventure designs roll...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,739
Posted By bailer
I have the same tool box and just received the...

I have the same tool box and just received the adventure designs tool roll.
Was in a hurry to get going today so just threw the roll into my pannier.
I will have a look tomorrow and see if the roll...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By bailer
Well, no water crossings, rain, puddles etc. yet...

Well, no water crossings, rain, puddles etc. yet to prove the water shedding efficacy. However, for highway and city miles I notice no signs of reduced airflow such as detonation. Also, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,025
Posted By bailer
I just purchased an Arai XD4. It is the high vis...

I just purchased an Arai XD4. It is the high vis model in an XL.

I was pleasantly surprised to see this helmet fits in the BMW aluminum top box, with the beak/visor installed. It's a close fit...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,769
Posted By bailer
Yet another reason I love this forum!!! I used...

Yet another reason I love this forum!!!
I used the excellent tutorial threads on this forum to key my locks rather than let the dealer's shop-boy hack them up.!!! (Pardon my cynicism)
Thanks again...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,557
Views: 932,280
Posted By bailer
Installed the Lifeproof bar mount for the iPhone...

Installed the Lifeproof bar mount for the iPhone Lifeproof Nuud case. It is waterproof etc without a cover over the screen so should be less glare and screen heating issues.

I use the MotionX and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By bailer
My plan is to leave it on all the time. I don't...

My plan is to leave it on all the time. I don't think it will reduce airflow, but if it does it goes on and off quickly.

My guess is it will keep the air filter clean and full flowing more than...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-07-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,239
Posted By bailer
I do a lot of my motorsports out of cell coverage...

I do a lot of my motorsports out of cell coverage and decided to go with a satellite communicator after talking to some of the search and rescue volunteers.

I purchased an Inreach SE. I went this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By bailer
Ok, I addressed this today and it only took a...

Ok, I addressed this today and it only took a minute to install.
I used a K&N pod filter skin, part#SN2580PK along with a releasable zip tie.

I didn't have to remove any panels to install it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,915
Posted By bailer
I haven't looked too close at this issue yet but...

I haven't looked too close at this issue yet but has anybody used the siliconized polyester prefilter material? It is commonly used with snowmobiles to allow airflow but prevent water penetration. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,942
Posted By bailer
I just received my Sargeant seat, another couple...

I just received my Sargeant seat, another couple months of snow but at least the snowmobiling is fun!!

I got the "World Sport Performance Plus" model, front and back, with black welt, standard...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,248,618
Posted By bailer
Looks like it has the GS seat on it, looks good...

Looks like it has the GS seat on it, looks good and quite a bit lower!
Did you have that put on or did it come with it? I just ordered a black, regular height sargeant for mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,227
Posted By bailer
Well timed thread for me!! I'm considering a...

Well timed thread for me!! I'm considering a Sargent for my '13 GSA as well.

I'm 6'0" with a 32" inseam so probably don't need the low version but am considering it because it seems it will get...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,642
Posted By bailer
Was it keyed by the dealer? A few threads around...

Was it keyed by the dealer? A few threads around where they get lazy and grind the tabs rather than properly key the barrel.?!?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By bailer
I'm not sure about the RT, but I have been...

I'm not sure about the RT, but I have been surprised how much my GSA gets blown around by strong wind gusts, meeting trucks, etc. I guess it's because it is quite a large, less than aerodynamic...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,368
Posted By bailer
I actually find this seat more comfortable which...

I actually find this seat more comfortable which makes no sense at all. (And p.s., yo momma says my ass is real nice! :rofl )

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/thebigbail/Bike/IMG_0245.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,368
Posted By bailer
I'm trying to stick with the stock seat. I like...

I'm trying to stick with the stock seat. I like it for short runs, but find the vinyl quite sweaty which causes a bit of seat burn on the long hauls.

I'm actually considering a sheepskin pad...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By bailer
Major Street Cred

I was out on my new triple black GSA yesterday, and was passing by the local Harley dealer. I decided to stop in. I figured I knew my place, and so parked alongside the building rather than right...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5,557
Views: 932,280
Posted By bailer
Did my engine and rear drive oils myself, dealer...

Did my engine and rear drive oils myself, dealer completed the rest of the first service for $107 +taxes.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By bailer
OK thanks! I was worried they might be. I...

OK thanks! I was worried they might be. I really wish they would just use a friction fit instead. My OCD makes me want things just so, but also prevents me from cutting the pin off, lol.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,508
Posted By bailer
Adjusting the Bars

Quick question: I want to rotate my handlebars upward abit, but am unsure if I can the independently rotate the switch housings on the bars to get everything the way I want.

So.... before i start...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By bailer
Fuel range is the key !!!

I purchased a GSA this spring. I was considering a GS or even a KTM but ended up with the GSA because of fuel range and wind protection.

I wasn't sure I made the right choice until I actually hit...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By bailer
Lol, shit I just got my panniers, expensive!!!!!

Lol, shit I just got my panniers, expensive!!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,545
Posted By bailer
2013 GSA stalled

Hi, sounds like the new bikes have this same issue. I was out for a nice ride around town tonight and my bike died abruptly downshifting for a corner from 2nd to 1st. It felt like the switch was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 5,557
Views: 932,280
Posted By bailer
Took a little more than a day!

Ordered in my first BMW!! 2013 GSA triple black with all the options.
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/thebigbail/image-1.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By bailer
Just checked my LeverGuard, it mounts very...

Just checked my LeverGuard, it mounts very securely and can't pivot because the plate of the guard that the bolt goes through also has a slot that goes around and closely matches the cast protrusion...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,102
Posted By bailer
For those that find the internal visor too light,...

For those that find the internal visor too light, HJC has a dark internal visor option as well as a colored.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,177
Posted By bailer
My 2013 GSA is exactly like this also. I noticed...

My 2013 GSA is exactly like this also. I noticed it after my 1000k service and was a bit paranoid I guess. Perhaps it was more evident just because i was manoevering out of the crowded dealer...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,102
Posted By bailer
I have the HJC IS-16 with the internal flip down...

I have the HJC IS-16 with the internal flip down sun shield. I have had it for a couple years and really it.

Prior to getting my helmet with the internal sun shield I rarely used tinted visors. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 660
Posted By bailer
I bought a KTM power part quick release gas cap...

I bought a KTM power part quick release gas cap for my other bike. It relied solely on the drains. There was no gasket at all on the outer edge to tank. I also found this a little disconcerting...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By bailer
OK thanks I'll try searching for it again! ...

OK thanks I'll try searching for it again!

Think this link points towards the info I need,
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=761609&highlight=Keying+locks
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By bailer
Talking Yeah, I have a new dealer that haven't had BMW...

Yeah, I have a new dealer that haven't had BMW very long so there are a few glitches on the parts side!! Just lucky to have them here in the middle of nowhere! :D

On a related topic, I have a bag...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By bailer
OK, thanks for the info!

OK, thanks for the info!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By bailer
2013 GS Adv question

I was putting all my beautiful accessories on my new triple black last night but hit a bump!!!

The 2013 GSAdv, as I understood it, was supposed to come with all the necessary brackets for the BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,633
Posted By bailer
Well, my first post might as well be a smart arse...

Well, my first post might as well be a smart arse one.....
Why is your yamaha leaking dirty water? Lol :rofl
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