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Forum: Equipment 09-20-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,544
Posted By chau
Doing some research and digging up an old thread....

Doing some research and digging up an old thread. About to buy pair of E36 to use as side cases on a 2007 Triumph Bonneville.
How did were you guys able to mount?
Where can i find racks to mount?...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 22,140
Posted By chau
Just seeing this so not sure if it still matters...

Just seeing this so not sure if it still matters to OP. bought a new hd200 in 2007. Have almost 10k on it. Short answer is go for it.

When time comes, I would definitely get another one....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,334
Posted By chau
thanks for the tip on checking valve stem. I'll...

thanks for the tip on checking valve stem. I'll check it out.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,334
Posted By chau
Best tire

Rear tire on my 2007 GS is leaking slowly. Tire is a Tourance and has about 1500 miles on it. Had a screw in it earlier this year and got it professionally plugged and patched. However if i don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By chau
thanks all. I decideed to go with the Yuasa...

thanks all. I decideed to go with the Yuasa YTX14H-BS with higher (240) CCAs. Got it for $76. Figure it's one-third the price of the BMW gel so will see how it works out.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,755
Posted By chau
thanks all. The shorai doesn't sound like it...

thanks all. The shorai doesn't sound like it suits me as i live on east coast where it can get pretty frigid. WWish Odyssey made a drop in. Oh well. I think i'm going to go with the higher CCA...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,755
Posted By chau
Interesting about how to deal with lithium in the...

Interesting about how to deal with lithium in the cold.

Sounds like Odyssey is favored by most. Will the Odyssey work with a low seat?

And what leads are you referring...the ones that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By chau
although not same, i had lampR reading that drove...

although not same, i had lampR reading that drove me nuts as all the bulbs front and rear worked plus the filaments on the rear bulb were fine.. Finally changed bulb and warning disappeared.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,755
Posted By chau
Shorai Lithium Battery

Anyone have experience with them?

Pros: Considering a Shorai lithium battery it as it does need to be connected to a battery tender. Slower discharge than a Gel. Lighter weight but that's not...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By chau
Thanks QXEA. I'll check if i get home early...

Thanks QXEA. I'll check if i get home early enough. What kind of stuff can you connect to this? Garmin Zumo? Heated gear? Powerlet?

You wouldn't have a pic of the location, would you?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By chau
R12GS Accessory or power socket?

Sorry for the noobie question. Do all R1200 GS have an accessory socket to plug a tender into? I was told it runs off the fancy canbus system.

I'm checking into a new battery possibly a gel. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By chau
thanks all. I just got back from the...

thanks all.

I just got back from the dealer (BMW Manhattan). They want $200 for the gel! They told me batteries usually average 3 years. If my current Yuasa is indeed the original, then it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,153
Posted By chau
BMW Gel Battery?

My bike flatlined this weekend and all signs point to possibly needing a new battery. Bike is a 2007 R1200 GS and the battery in it is a Yuasa YTX12-BS. Not sure if it is the original (I am 3rd...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,876
Posted By chau
Oh boy. I have a 2007 GS...should i be worried? ...

Oh boy. I have a 2007 GS...should i be worried?

My bike would not re-start after a ride this morning and i just took out the battery so i can charge it. I'm thinking it might be the battery so...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By chau
thanks Railbender. I'll take a look.

thanks Railbender. I'll take a look.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By chau
what's HES?

what's HES?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By chau
Thanks all! Now i will go try and figure out how...

Thanks all! Now i will go try and figure out how to change the battery. Just too bad all places are closed today.

Just went down and tried the bike again and all it does is go tock, tock, tock...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 667
Posted By chau
Best Battery

What is the best battery for a 2007 R1200 GS? I try to ride it every day except when it rains but sometimes I skip a day or two without riding. I'm in New York City and I park it outside and do not...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By chau
Help! Bike won't start

After morning ride, i tried to get back on bike to find it would not start. It turned over briefly and went flat. Tried few times and it just makes a click click click sound. I tried connecting...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By chau
thanks all for your helpful opinions. I took it...

thanks all for your helpful opinions. I took it to my mechanic today. He took tire off rim and from inside, pulled the crappy BMW plug (which i put in) and also the string which the gas station put...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 917
Posted By chau
I've been trying to solve the LAMPR riddle for...

I've been trying to solve the LAMPR riddle for past couple weeks. All bulbs front and back worked. Tail/brake lamp bulb has two filaments and both were fine. What did it for me was replacing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By chau
So get this. Despite all the bulbs working and...

So get this. Despite all the bulbs working and after trying almost everything, replacing the brake/tail light bulb solved the LAMPR light on the dash! Go figure. Even the trusted mechanic was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By chau
Thanks for putting up the picture. Now it makes...

Thanks for putting up the picture. Now it makes sense. I have the ring with the "loom" that is on the bike already. Seems i'm missing the instructions and the wire in the middle that has the red...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By chau
Replace a tire after flat?

Rough day. Found my bike was knocked over and then hour later found my rear tire was flat due to a screw. Plugged with BMW tire kit only to find out later it was still leaking as i must have done...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By chau
Eggchaser, the GS bag came with the bike when i...

Eggchaser, the GS bag came with the bike when i bought the bike. The previous owner just use it as a tank bag and mounted it onto the tang ring.

Inside the bag there are two wires. Trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By chau
Yes, restarted it. No holes. This is crazy. ...

Yes, restarted it. No holes. This is crazy. Thanks all and hoping to report good news back soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By chau
Both filaments of brake/tail lamp are fine and...

Both filaments of brake/tail lamp are fine and all lights -including turn, brake, taillamp, front headlight and front parking light- are working so still can't figure this why LAMPR yellow light is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By chau
thanks MeanMoe

thanks MeanMoe
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By chau
Power Supply for GS

I have a 2007 R1200 GS and one of the Bag Connection GS Bags that can be "electrified". It's never been connected and I would like to connect it as it can be a power source for phones, etc. Has...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By chau
EggChaser, thanks! I'll check and report back...

EggChaser, thanks! I'll check and report back when there's time. Sounds (and hoping) that is it as intensity of lights do dip when activating the brakes.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By chau
yes, all bulbs working fine. be good to...

yes, all bulbs working fine. be good to double-check again though.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,940
Posted By chau
BMW R1200 GS Bike Cover

Is the OEM from BMW cover worth the cost? Opinions of that vs others e.g. DOWCO, Nelson Rigg, others? Debating of getting one to park on streets of NY...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,879
Posted By chau
Yellow LAMPR light on R1200 GS

I have a 2007 BMW R1200 GS. The yellow triangle came on with words LAMPR. Checked rear lights including brake light and everything is fine. Restarted bike and yellow triangle light on dash...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By chau
thanks all. The fusebox sounds complicated. ...

thanks all. The fusebox sounds complicated. Don't like messing around with electrics so will look into having someone do it...any suggestions for place in NYC?

Or maybe i'll just go with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 679
Posted By chau
Power supply

I'm new to the site and just recently got a 2007 GS. Unfortunately it came without an owners manual (which was stolen with one of the side cases).

I'm looking to set up a GPS and possibly also...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By chau
krauser k5 on R1200 GS?

Anyone using a Krauser K5 top case on a r1200 GS? Do I need anything special e.g. adapter, plate to mount or can i just mount it on stock rack?

Don't hear much of Krauser anymore. I'm thinking...
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