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Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By FourG
HA -- yeah. I do wear earplugs, but it's still...

HA -- yeah. I do wear earplugs, but it's still perceivable.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By FourG
I must admit, since giving it back I have...

I must admit, since giving it back I have suffered some separation anxiety.

The thing that really stops me from dropping down the $$ is just how damn noisy it is... compared to my 1150, it sounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By FourG
Alright fellas. Here's the takeaway, since you...

Alright fellas. Here's the takeaway, since you didn't ask :rofl

It was a '14, black.

Cons:
1. Controls are oddly placed and oddly prioritized (see high beam switch)
2. It's so damn noisy......
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By FourG
I've seen the subframes bend even worse with the...

I've seen the subframes bend even worse with the big jesse bags and the like -- I don't think there's a way around it if they dive into a nap.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By FourG
Thanks all -- I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam so I'm...

Thanks all -- I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam so I'm pretty sure the height won't bother me much.

Here goes.... everything.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,334
Posted By FourG
Jacket pocket -- sometimes the bike goes a...

Jacket pocket -- sometimes the bike goes a different way than you.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By FourG
I will! For science.

I will! For science.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By FourG
Thanks for reminding me! I love my...

Thanks for reminding me! I love my throttlemeister but the CC sounds like it will be amazing.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By FourG
Thanks everyone! I'll see if I can hit a little...

Thanks everyone! I'll see if I can hit a little dirt on the ride. I'll be with a new rider on a Ninja 250, so I might have to take a detour myself.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,171
Posted By FourG
Renting 2014 R1200GS for a day... what should I try?

I've been interested in trying the LC GS for a while and decided to do it properly with a full day rental instead of a 30 minute demo. I'll be taking it from SF down CA-1 to Big Sur for the day.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By FourG
Thanks.. interesting how all the plates don't...

Thanks.. interesting how all the plates don't ever go wider than the bike's original plate. The TOL plate on my bike almost looks like it should work, but I think it's just very thick metal... Maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By FourG
Question Anything comparable to the TOL luggage rack for the LC models?

My 00 R1150GS has the "Top of the Line" luggage rack (as seen here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15294)) which is ridiculously practical. I can have two 30 racks of beer attached...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,218
Posted By FourG
Thanks for posting this Jared!

Thanks for posting this Jared!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Due to? New Tires?

Due to? New Tires?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
To be honest, I think I'm just being lazy. I...

To be honest, I think I'm just being lazy. I think I will try to do the bearings soon as I'm now planning a 10k ride through Alaska for August... Better be safe than sorry. We'll see if it kills 2...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Unfortunately I tried the following this past...

Unfortunately I tried the following this past weekend with the same issue.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
I don't unfortunately. That would be an...

I don't unfortunately. That would be an interesting test.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Unfortunately I haven't resolved it yet. I took...

Unfortunately I haven't resolved it yet. I took it to a dealer to have them "diagnose without Diagnosing" and they seemed stumped as there was nothing obvious.

I may be bringing it to an alignment...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By FourG
Hey there, long-time-no-see threadites. I've...

Hey there, long-time-no-see threadites.

I've resolved this issue by replacing the fuel filter. Seems silly I didn't install this earlier, but she runs like a champ now.

More miles to come....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
So I've taken both wheels off again and tried to...

So I've taken both wheels off again and tried to straighten the front forks, all with no luck.

While I was toying with the rear wheel I noticed it has a tiny bit of play. I'm wondering if this is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Not sure I follow. Is this something the dealer...

Not sure I follow. Is this something the dealer would have?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
I've noticed the issue within the last week. I...

I've noticed the issue within the last week. I mounted the new tires about 2 weeks ago, so it is possible that I didn't notice it for a week and that it could have aligned with mounting the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Also, does anyone know any tricks to checking...

Also, does anyone know any tricks to checking that your bars are completely straight? I'm assuming the only way is to measure with a micrometer from the bar clamps to the frame?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Thanks for these, I'll try it out... The next...

Thanks for these, I'll try it out... The next question however is if my alignment is off... what do I do about it? Does anyone know if you can buy these shims from the dealer for the rear wheel or...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
http://www.ascycles.com/Illustrated_catalog2/Micro...

http://www.ascycles.com/Illustrated_catalog2/MicroImage.aspx?ImageFileName=\ETK_Grafik\dbvis8866869239973411666.bin

I'm assuming we're talking about the fork bridge(10)? Yes, I've tried that.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Actually, you've identified another line item I...

Actually, you've identified another line item I forgot to add to the "things I've tried." I do always ride with the side cases and a laptop in the right side... however it's a tiny little Macbook Air...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Yeah, I should have put that in the "things I've...

Yeah, I should have put that in the "things I've tried." I know the roads are crowned but this is "new," meaning it feels different than it used to. I've also tried eliminating that variable, still...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
So your windshield was cocked enough to give you...

So your windshield was cocked enough to give you the illusion it was leaning? I've suspected a placebo effect like this... I think I might buy a cheap bubble level and attach it to the console to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,760
Posted By FourG
Question Alignment issue 1150 GS

Alright keyboard mechanics, I've got one for you.:*sip*

Recently my 2000 1150 GS seems to have decided it doesn't want to ride on the straight and narrow any longer.

Symptoms:

Since I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,802
Posted By FourG
:doh thanks!

:doh thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,802
Posted By FourG
What equipment are you using here? This is really...

What equipment are you using here? This is really unique and what I've been (lazily) trying to accomplish. :clap
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By FourG
Thanks for the tips. I think I might just run my...

Thanks for the tips. I think I might just run my double-height tank bag with some pick'n pluck foam for the time being. Anyone know where to pick up the foam for cheap?
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By FourG
Question SLR Holster? / Tank Pannier?

Has anyone rigged up a SLR holster to their bike? I was thinking that it would be awfully functional to have a holster bag come off the tank as a sort-of tank pannier.

Something like this...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By FourG
Wow, never heard about Henness but it looks...

Wow, never heard about Henness but it looks great, thanks for that. I have very mild off-road experience on big bikes and am quite rusty off-road in general (been about 7 years), is the pass easy...
Forum: Americas 08-03-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By FourG
Ah, ok. I'll have to give it another look. Thanks...

Ah, ok. I'll have to give it another look. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: Americas 08-02-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By FourG
Bump, anyone have any pointers? If I can...

Bump, anyone have any pointers?

If I can only do one, should I do:

1) Sonora Pass
2) Monitor Pass
3) Ebbetts Pass
Forum: Americas 08-01-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By FourG
Question SF to Lake Tahoe, weekender

My buddy and I will be riding our bikes (R1150GS, F650GS[single]) to the Lake Tahoe area from SF in September. Neither of us have ever been to the area and are looking for some road and destination...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By FourG
Thank you to everyone who responded. I have some...

Thank you to everyone who responded. I have some seafoam coming from the Amazon. I wish I could get some 93 oct out in sunny CA, but I have to settle for "good" 91.:becca

I'll report back after...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By FourG
Interesting. Can it be that simple? When this...

Interesting. Can it be that simple? When this occurs, it's usually quite hot out. Would that exacerbate the issue?

Would you want to run Seafoam through the fuel or are there other methods to run...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,850
Posted By FourG
Wink Slapping / Knocking sound under heavy load 1150 GS

I've been searching and searching. I haven't heard anyone complain about a slapping / knocking sound under heavy load yet.

Bike:
-2000 1150GS
-21k on clock
-Cam chain tensioner...
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