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Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Penfold99
So, where did you get that? Here is what...

So, where did you get that?

Here is what I get on BMW's website:

Well I'm having trouble with images now, although it worked earlier....

Anyway BMW's site says "chassis not found" when...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Penfold99
Well thanks for that, but the NTSB doesn't seem...

Well thanks for that, but the NTSB doesn't seem to have my VIN in their system either... I guess I will take the bike to the dealer to see if they can help straighten it out. I'm not sure I can take...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Penfold99
I bought it last year, but I fear it has never...

I bought it last year, but I fear it has never had any recalls done. (I replaced the fuel pump controller myself). I am guessing the issue is that BMW for some reason don't have the VIN in their...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 981
Posted By Penfold99
BMW says there are no (have never been) any recalls on my 2005 R1200GS

So, I never got a letter... I went to BMW's website, and put in my vin on the safety recall page, and it came back with "chassis not found". I verified my vin, and my title, and called BMW. I got...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,054
Posted By Penfold99
So, I never got a letter... I went to BMW's...

So, I never got a letter... I went to BMW's website, and put in my vin on the safety recall page, and it came back with chassis not found. I verified my vin, and my title, and called BMW. I got...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,833
Posted By Penfold99
As someone who only has the left and right...

As someone who only has the left and right panniers, where do I carry the hoist so that I can get to it when I land on either side? Gotta buy 2 one for the left and one for the right? haha
Although...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,833
Posted By Penfold99
3 times I have dropped mine... always on the left...

3 times I have dropped mine... always on the left (kickstand) side, not sure why that is. The problem I have had with the butt against the seat method, is the front tire hasn't got enough traction...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,132
Posted By Penfold99
Yeah, my '05 is a real bitch too. I'm glad to...

Yeah, my '05 is a real bitch too. I'm glad to hear a couple of guys also seeing what I'm seeing. It's not all technique... I've had lots of bikes over the 27 years I've been riding, I know the proper...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By Penfold99
Take the controller off, and clean the contacts...

Take the controller off, and clean the contacts going to the pump, and the ones on the controller, and put some dielectric grease in there. However if your controller had failed, you wouldn't be...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By Penfold99
If the aerostitch one was more waterproof, and...

If the aerostitch one was more waterproof, and included TPS, I'd be on that!

I wish someone made a combo like that...
TPS, Temp, and Volts is all I want in one unit that would fit neatly at...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,422
Posted By Penfold99
^ That was ugly...sorry, didn't really format...

^ That was ugly...sorry, didn't really format the way I wanted it too.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,422
Posted By Penfold99
Sign In (http://www.2wheelpros.com/login.html). ...

Sign In (http://www.2wheelpros.com/login.html).

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,603
Posted By Penfold99
It looks like the harness I have is good for 06...

It looks like the harness I have is good for 06 and up... If that 4 pin plug is there, I'm good. If not, I will try to use the harness, I will just have to tap into some switched power, instead of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,603
Posted By Penfold99
This is exactly what I was looking for, great...

This is exactly what I was looking for, great thread...

Does anybody know (before I pull my tank off) if that 4 pin aux connector is on a 2005 1200GS? I have the complete set with this harness...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 42,546
Posted By Penfold99
Are these things cracking due to normal use? or...

Are these things cracking due to normal use? or are you guys (or dealers and repair facilities) using impact wrenches on your wheel/rotor bolts?

Dave
Atlanta, GA
2005 R1200GS
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Penfold99
Very nice! those last 2 posts are very helpful,...

Very nice! those last 2 posts are very helpful, and just what I was looking for.

Dave
Atlanta, GA
R1200GS
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,820
Posted By Penfold99
There seems to be great enhancements to be had...

There seems to be great enhancements to be had with ECU remapping/flashing...just doesn't seem to be anyone in the states doing it. Search in UKGSer there are many great testimonials, and serious HP...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Penfold99
I have the TT cockpit cover, and the dash panel...

I have the TT cockpit cover, and the dash panel (with a blue sea double USB power socket in it) already. I have ridden a bit with the whole thing off, but would like to redirect at least some of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By Penfold99
Anyone cut down the stock 12GS windshield for summer use?

...got Pics? I have a spare, kinda scratched windshield I am thinking about cutting down to get some more air on me and my helmet on my 2005 1200GS.

I did a search, but got a million hits of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Penfold99
Stainless front cover screws...

I have a set of stainless screws and washers to replace the rusty ones on my front timing cover, I will give the threads a coating of copper slip, or moly, but is there any reason while I'm doing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,274
Posted By Penfold99
HA! very funny! Dave Atlanta

HA! very funny!

Dave
Atlanta
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,490
Posted By Penfold99
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/9428890629_8d29...

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/9428890629_8d29aa7237_b.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,490
Posted By Penfold99
My first attempt...the camera on my phone is...

My first attempt...the camera on my phone is pretty bad.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3832/9431659726_0ffaecf89d_b.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By Penfold99
Nav II, III,GARMIN StreetPilot 2610,2620,2720,2820 cable...

I don't know how many of you guys still cling to the old technology like I am, but this cable (that is normally $100) is available on ebay for $8.55 with free shipping from China. I just got and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Penfold99
5'8 and tiptoe on stock seat. Have low seat, and...

5'8 and tiptoe on stock seat. Have low seat, and still not flat footing it, and I don't like the knee bend foot peg position with the low seat.
I think I am going to have to lower the suspension,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,480
Posted By Penfold99
5'8 and tiptoe on stock seat. Have low seat, and...

5'8 and tiptoe on stock seat. Have low seat, and still not flat footing it, and I don't like the knee bend foot peg position with the low seat.
I think I am going to have to lower the suspension,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Penfold99
Standard on the Left, with the height adjusters....

Standard on the Left, with the height adjusters. Low on the Right without.

These are both BMW originals.


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/9388544338_fd7265ccf2_c.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By Penfold99
Yes they are different... Low seat does not...

Yes they are different...

Low seat does not have the 2 position adjustment.

Give me a bit, and I will go take pictures of both of them for you.

Dave
Atlanta
2005 R1200GS
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,469
Posted By Penfold99
Too tight is wrong too...and costly. Somebody...

Too tight is wrong too...and costly. Somebody really cranked down on all the filler and drain plugs on my newly acquired bike. Fortunately I got everything loose, but there were moments when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 409
Posted By Penfold99
ECU remapping in the US?

I have read many threads on UKGS'er about remapping the fuel injection brain on the 1200GS, and I did some archive searches here, but didn't come up with anything. I believe, as do a lot of us...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Penfold99
I would start by replacing the spark plugs...Not...

I would start by replacing the spark plugs...Not only because it may need them, but by looking at the plugs, you may find evidence of another issue, like lean, or rich running, etc.

Dave...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
Posted By Penfold99
Yep... mine came in about a week to Atlanta, GA ...

Yep... mine came in about a week to Atlanta, GA

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,174
Posted By Penfold99
I just bought my '05 12GS about 2 months ago in...

I just bought my '05 12GS about 2 months ago in Orlando (about 450 miles from home). It had supposedly just had fluids changed, etc. On the way home I noticed evidence of oil on my back tire. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,446
Posted By Penfold99
Congrats! I also just bought an '05 GS...

Congrats! I also just bought an '05 GS blue/silver about 2 months ago. Mine had 28k miles, but has been pampered and garaged, so it is in ex condition too.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,328
Posted By Penfold99
+1 on the electronic cruise control... Dave...

+1 on the electronic cruise control...

Dave
Atlanta, GA
'05 R1200GS blue/silver
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,712
Posted By Penfold99
On my recent blast form Orlando to Atlanta about...

On my recent blast form Orlando to Atlanta about 2 months ago (bought the bike in FL), I had some evidence of a leak all over my back tire. I was sure it was the FD. The outside was clean, so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 993
Posted By Penfold99
Let us know how much it costs you... My '05 I...

Let us know how much it costs you...
My '05 I just got only has 1 metal key, 2 fobs, and the plastic key. I would feel safer having a second metal key.

Dave
Atlanta
'05 R1200GS
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By Penfold99
I have found the same thing practicing on my new...

I have found the same thing practicing on my new to me '05. It almost feels like the idle speed is too high to do the slower speed stuff without a lot of clutch work. Add to that the on/off idle...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By Penfold99
Read the boosterplug threads...I just put one on...

Read the boosterplug threads...I just put one on my '05, and it really smoothed out that response.

Dave
Atlanta
2005 R1200GS
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 75,756
Posted By Penfold99
Just put mine on today, and it does just what it...

Just put mine on today, and it does just what it says... I really love the smoother transition from idle to off idle. Over the weekend I was in a parking lot doing some slow speed figure 8's getting...
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