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Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,531
Posted By switz
My factory lowered GS side stand let the bike...

My factory lowered GS side stand let the bike lean over so far, that it is a challenge to get it upright. Adding 1/4" with a foot enlarger was a start, but it rests just on the end of the foot. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By switz
Greenbacks are in short supply at most business...

Greenbacks are in short supply at most business establishments. Beggars can't be too choosy if they want to keep their doors open. Also, refusing to service a BMW bike (not meaning a trashed unit)...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2009, 04:43 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,134
Posted By switz
I used the BMW R1200GSA fog lamp switch (mounted...

I used the BMW R1200GSA fog lamp switch (mounted on top of left switch group) to run the TrailTech lights. Getting it connected and working was an exercise in frustration. The canbus is in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,235
Posted By switz
I used a different system that worked: ...

I used a different system that worked:

http://www.azbiker.us/Motorcycle/BMW/R1200GS_Adventure/Light_Photos/Front.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,667
Posted By switz
I had good luck with a Throttlemeister on my GSA...

I had good luck with a Throttlemeister on my GSA and installed the same unit on my GS. It is a well made unit.

The RT has factory cruise installed.

I wish someone had created a similar unit...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,523
Posted By switz
It was in a similar thread, probably on this...

It was in a similar thread, probably on this site, that I learned of this extra thing to pre flight on the bike. No one at the dealership every mentioned it to me during the familiarization and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2009, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,227
Posted By switz
Since there are several choices in the barn, I...

Since there are several choices in the barn, I prefer the RT for solo long distance riding because of all the creature comforts. The GS is great to duck down the side roads that I would pass by on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 481
Posted By switz
I replaced the factory low seats on my low...

I replaced the factory low seats on my low R1200GS with both units from Wunderlich. The rider seat also has adjustable posts on all four corners with four positions so there are great options out of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,434
Posted By switz
According to the dealer invoices, I have the so...

According to the dealer invoices, I have the so called lower first gear in my GSA and the regular first gear in the GS. I can't tell the difference. In my opinion, first gear needs to be a lot lower...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2009, 02:07 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,618
Posted By switz
Of course, some people would bitch if they were...

Of course, some people would bitch if they were hung with a new rope!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,618
Posted By switz
The LT "large truck" is (was) made primarily for...

The LT "large truck" is (was) made primarily for the US market. Most BMW dealers have told me that the "last" LT was made several years ago (note they are all black now, like a hearse) with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,618
Posted By switz
What a long thread! I takes several hours to read...

What a long thread! I takes several hours to read the same stuff over and over....

If I had my druthers, I would like five wishes:

1. A truly low first gear available for both the GS & GSA
2....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2009, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,811
Posted By switz
Oil and filter is cheaper than main bearings!

Oil and filter is cheaper than main bearings!
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2009, 02:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,134
Posted By switz
The BMW GS/GSA switch also has an on board LED...

The BMW GS/GSA switch also has an on board LED that seems to prefer much lower voltage. Anyway, the dealer burned up the first switch trying to go directly to the battery. After connecting a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2009, 03:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By switz
Remember the phrase "I'm from the EPA (or...

Remember the phrase "I'm from the EPA (or whatever your MOT or inspection station is called) and am here to help you?" When that chap pays a social call and has a burr under his saddle, grease up...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2009, 08:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,285
Posted By switz
For those with indecision, buy the silver bike...

For those with indecision, buy the silver bike and the red color panels as accessories and switch them around as the mood suits. One color seat would still work. :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2009, 04:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,285
Posted By switz
The red one had all the factory bells and...

The red one had all the factory bells and whistles when I got to the dealer. I have always liked Red and since my RT is silver, I needed a different color in the stable.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By switz
I believe BMW uses a square wave to vary light...

I believe BMW uses a square wave to vary light bulb intensity. Thus the relay one might use would probably require 12v to activate. The current draw would be more than the light bulb alone, so then...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,166
Posted By switz
At least the BMW folks don't try and change parts...

At least the BMW folks don't try and change parts every year like the Asian bikes. Thus there are parts for models that are quite "mature". Even if they do come out with a 1250cc motor, I would want...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,874
Posted By switz
I replaced both the BMW stock low rider and...

I replaced both the BMW stock low rider and passenger seat with the LowERGO Wunderlich rider seat (part 8310007) and SoziusERGO Wunderlich passenger seat (part 8340007). The rider seat is adjustable...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,874
Posted By switz
Im guess my butt is not fine tuned. The...

Im guess my butt is not fine tuned. The Adventure and Low GS ride the same to me over the same streets. However, the ESA on the Adventure can stiffen things to the point of feeling like steel...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2009, 03:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,874
Posted By switz
Since I do not race, the lean angle on my 209 GS...

Since I do not race, the lean angle on my 209 GS low frame is sufficient for me to keep up with the group of BMW riders that like to speed around. Since I usually ride tail gunner at the back of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2009, 05:08 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 38,135
Posted By switz
Wunderlich makes replacement LED front turn...

Wunderlich makes replacement LED front turn signals (which can be used in the rear) or a specific LED rear turn signal that includes a row of red LEDs that come on with the brakes. The factory wires...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,977
Posted By switz
I created a simple tool bag to move between the...

I created a simple tool bag to move between the various metric bikes (RT, GS, & GS A). Unfortunately, it is too large for the R1200C. I think it weighs in at twenty pounds. Mr. Sears wanted me to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By switz
I wonder if the GS-911 could change the time...

I wonder if the GS-911 could change the time format?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By switz
I have used Autoswitch to control extra lighting...

I have used Autoswitch to control extra lighting on all the BMWs. In my opinion, it is a great relay control system. :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,026
Posted By switz
In my experience as a HD rider, their low seat...

In my experience as a HD rider, their low seat position was great for learning how to ride and maneuver in parking lots and after customization by someone like Rick Mayer, comfortable for more than a...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,709
Posted By switz
I would like to offer a suggestion based upon the...

I would like to offer a suggestion based upon the NEC and electrical circuits. The maximum load should be less than 80 percent of the fuse capacity. That allows for the "tolerance" factor in the...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By switz
How about glueing a small piece of inner tube...

How about glueing a small piece of inner tube where the latch seats to take up the slack and absorb the vibration?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,215
Posted By switz
The life expectancy depends a lot on your...

The life expectancy depends a lot on your location. Here in the Phoenix area, batteries get toasted if the bike sits outside on a nice 115 degree summer day. Many folks are happy to get two years...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 07:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,253
Posted By switz
It sounds to me like a fuel issue that could...

It sounds to me like a fuel issue that could point to fuel pump and then the injectors which are controlled by the computer which could have faulty sensors for temperature. Another wild card could...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,134
Posted By switz
Bogeyman Check out my post #72 in this...

Bogeyman

Check out my post #72 in this thread and see the GS A switch mounted on my 2009 GS left handle bar just like on my GS A. We used the supplied BMW wire harness to interface to the bike's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,784
Posted By switz
I believe BMW's total annual production of...

I believe BMW's total annual production of motorcycles is just over 105,000 units. The GS family is approximately 25% of the total. That is not a huge number of sales to support a massive R & D...
Forum: Thumpers 04-15-2009, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4,596
Views: 1,121,987
Posted By switz
On this and other TW200 commentaries, one find...

On this and other TW200 commentaries, one find that the engine can get really hot at higher speeds. If the commute has speeds less than 45 mph, I think all will be well. I would not go too long...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,923
Posted By switz
I put the entire Remus exhaust system (headers,...

I put the entire Remus exhaust system (headers, center section with no converter, and carbon fiber can) on the '07 RT and gained around 6 hp at the wheel and an increase of 4.5 ft pounds of torque. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,784
Posted By switz
On my four BMWs, all three oils (engine,...

On my four BMWs, all three oils (engine, transmission, and final drive) were changed at 700, 1500, 3000, and 6000 miles to track particles that reflect wear patterns in the oil. So far, oil is...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,134
Posted By switz
That lighting restriction applies to vehicles...

That lighting restriction applies to vehicles registered in Tennessee. The state would be liable for illegal restraint of commerce to try and impose their regulations (other than gross weight) on...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,134
Posted By switz
I ordered the TT units as fog lamps and the other...

I ordered the TT units as fog lamps and the other four LED bulb units are focused pencil beams. The LED arrays can be either winking or steady or off. All three light systems are switched...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 31,134
Posted By switz
Here is a close up view of my auxiliary lights on...

Here is a close up view of my auxiliary lights on the GS. The TT unints are above the LED array.

http://www.azbiker.us/Motorcycle/BMW/R1200GS/R1200GS_driving_light_detail.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2009, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,200
Posted By switz
I use the H & B bars. There is a flat plate in...

I use the H & B bars. There is a flat plate in the upper level to which I mounted some lights.

http://www.azbiker.us/Motorcycle/BMW/R1200GS/R1200GS_front_lighting.jpg

A close up of the light...
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