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Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,692
Posted By chromedome
Wilber's vs. Ohlins. He said the Wilber's were...

Wilber's vs. Ohlins. He said the Wilber's were steel vs. aluminum used in the Ohlins. I know from my track days that Ohlins are built to be light, high performance, but to also be rebuilt on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,692
Posted By chromedome
I sent an email to Ted Porter's BeemerShop in CA...

I sent an email to Ted Porter's BeemerShop in CA inquiring about price, and promptly received a call from Ted to answer my questions. Quick and friendly response to my concerns has guaranteed they...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,692
Posted By chromedome
I, too would like some feedback on the...

I, too would like some feedback on the aftermarket options for ESA suspension. My '09 GSA is coming up on 50k with the stock ESA components and I've been advised by many that it's time to look at...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-03-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,271
Posted By chromedome
Anyone here tried one of these yet? I'm curious...

Anyone here tried one of these yet? I'm curious how the gps mapping compares to the latest Garmin Zumo maps.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By chromedome
Agreed... After studying the plastic assembly BMW...

Agreed... After studying the plastic assembly BMW uses to hold the whole tail light/turn signal/license plate thing together, I wouldn't want any more weight on it than is already there.

A good...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By chromedome
I've been riding with those TT bags since mile...

I've been riding with those TT bags since mile one (40k and counting) and I really like having them there. I carry my Plexus and a rag in one, and my Aerostich bike cover in the other. I would not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By chromedome
Help locating license plate frame/pelican box?

At the MOA rally in Pennsylvania I saw an R1200GS that had a slick setup on the back. There was a black (powdercoated?) frame that replaced the stock license plate holder/splash guard, which had a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-09-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,993
Posted By chromedome
Derek, not to be a smartass, but you're asking...

Derek, not to be a smartass, but you're asking exactly the same thing I was asking when I started the thread. Have you read it through?

So far, I have not found a BT dongle/adapter that will pair...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-12-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,993
Posted By chromedome
That's a great idea with the FM transmitter....

That's a great idea with the FM transmitter. Thanks!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,993
Posted By chromedome
Yeah, that's it, but it doesn't help... I've gone...

Yeah, that's it, but it doesn't help... I've gone through the pairing process outlined in those instructions at least half a dozen times with no result in the SRC system...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,993
Posted By chromedome
Okay, I received my bluetooth dongle from Amazon...

Okay, I received my bluetooth dongle from Amazon today (Miccus BlueRidge). Now a new problem...

Anyone have any idea how to pair a BT dongle to the Schuberth SRC? Of course with the GPS, phone,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-06-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,993
Posted By chromedome
Okay, I have previously connected the iPhone 4 to...

Okay, I have previously connected the iPhone 4 to the Zumo 550 via bluetooth, and answered/dialed called using the Zumo's touchscreen. I have the hockey puc antenna and listen to XM through the Zumo...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,993
Posted By chromedome
XM radio from Zumo 550 to Shuberth SRC, via Bluetooth?

Forgive me if this has been addressed here elsewhere, but I've searched and could not find it...

I have my Schuberth's SRC paired to my Zumo 550 successfully. Can I plug a BT dongle into the 550's...
Forum: Vendors 11-20-2010, 07:11 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 90,345
Posted By chromedome
C2 vs. C3 sizing?

This question was asked before, and not really answered (yet)...

I have a C2, which I consider the best helmet I've owned, and want the new C3. Can anyone say with experience how the sizing...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,456
Posted By chromedome
My buddy's went out at right around 50K and it...

My buddy's went out at right around 50K and it beat the inside of the housing up at the front, but fortunately didn't destroy it. He sent his shaft to Bruno's in Canada and had it rebuilt with grease...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By chromedome
'07 GS headlight lens available?

Anyone know if the headlight lens is available as a separate part, rather than having to buy the entire housing assembly? A friend cracked his lens and I'm trying to help find a replacement.
...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 667
Posted By chromedome
Improving Zumo audio quality?

I recently discovered I could upgrade the firmware on my BMW branded Zumo 550 and, with the addition of the Garmin XM antenna, get XM radio through my Zumo... Yeah! Much to my disappointment, I've...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,320
Posted By chromedome
I'm sure you guys know this already, but for...

I'm sure you guys know this already, but for those that don't, Garmin has introduced the Zumo 665 now which has a built-in XM tuner and comes with the required antenna.

I have the previous BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By chromedome
I found it, thanks!

I found it, thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By chromedome
I've searched that damned diagram 'till my eyes...

I've searched that damned diagram 'till my eyes are crossed and I swear it doesn't show the screws... Only the QD fasteners used on the standard GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By chromedome
R1200GSA body panel screws?

Anybody know the BMW part number(s) for the factory screws (stainless, torx head) used to hold the body panels together on an '09 GSA? I want to have a couple of spares on hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,287
Posted By chromedome
Yes, that's the idea. I have a MacBook that I...

Yes, that's the idea. I have a MacBook that I take with me on trips already, so the hardware is in place. I have experienced problems in the past using the Windows work-around as the computer doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,287
Posted By chromedome
Here's a question for those of you much more...

Here's a question for those of you much more computer savvy than I... Will the software for the GS911 run correctly and connect to the device, using a Mac and the Windows OS?

I hate the idea of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,042
Posted By chromedome
I did almost the same thing on my GSA but with an...

I did almost the same thing on my GSA but with an Escort 8500 and a clear Otterbox. I pop-riveted a RAM ball to the bottom of the little Otter case, drilled a hole in the box for my power/audio...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By chromedome
Thanks again!

Thanks again!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By chromedome
Anyone know where to find the canisterectomy...

Anyone know where to find the canisterectomy guide for the 2008+ GSA? I have an '09 that I want to remove that thing from as well. I think this guy's oil bottle idea is nifty, too.

Thanks for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,626
Posted By chromedome
I got my GSA with spokes. After a trip up to...

I got my GSA with spokes. After a trip up to Crown King, AZ I had a slightly not-so-straight front wheel, which trued right up. A mag wheel would have been toast.

I also love to ride fast, twisty...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,574
Posted By chromedome
I've worn a C2 for four years now and I've been...

I've worn a C2 for four years now and I've been very pleased with it overall. Definitely the best looking modular I've seen, and the lightest one out there with a built-in sun visor on the inside.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2009, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,150
Posted By chromedome
If you're like most and you're putting the fuse...

If you're like most and you're putting the fuse block somewhere under the seat, go to the diagnostic plug as shown above. That's exactly what/where it is on my '09 GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By chromedome
Look at the pennytech mods thread. A member there...

Look at the pennytech mods thread. A member there made a badass bracket that clamps to the frame and holds the same outlet you have I believe. Nice job you can copy... Powerlet make some kinda...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By chromedome
'09 GSA here, also running the Midland hand-held...

'09 GSA here, also running the Midland hand-held CB into my StarCom intercom unit. I mounted the CB on the side of my topbox in place of a water/fuel bottle in the TT bottle bracket I screwed on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 703
Posted By chromedome
Right now I'm too lazy to get up and go outside...

Right now I'm too lazy to get up and go outside and measure the bar diameter, but I can tell you I have two of the RAM handlebar mounts on my bars and the u-bolt that came with the mounts fit just...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-10-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By chromedome
Garmin Rino 530 questions

I've read through previous discussions of the Garmin Rino's and I'm wondering if anyone is actually using the 530 to communicate bike-to-bike through their intercom. If so, how well does it work?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,412
Posted By chromedome
I've been reading these threads concerning the QD...

I've been reading these threads concerning the QD fittings for a while now, so I'm curious about this... My '09 GSA has a factory QD fitting on each side of the tank, but it appears to be (the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By chromedome
Bummer... Thanks for the help guys!

Bummer... Thanks for the help guys!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By chromedome
Service Manual DVD work on a Mac?

My local dealer informed me today that the service manual for my 2009GSA is only available in a DVDROM disc form, not as a paper book. As cool as that is, I am a Mac user, and do not own a PC.
...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,745
Posted By chromedome
I've had the new Kili in hi-viz for about two...

I've had the new Kili in hi-viz for about two months now and it's a fantastic jacket. I was previously wearing the Olympia mesh gear top/bottom. The fit/finish of the First Gear jacket seems just a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,948
Posted By chromedome
That's exactly what I used to remove and install...

That's exactly what I used to remove and install those clips on my GSA as well.

As stated before, the dash really does clean up the look on the front of the bike. I also added the other TT dash...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-11-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By chromedome
Thanks man!

Thanks man!
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-11-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By chromedome
Lost my BMW Zumo dealer waypoints! Help?

I have the BMW branded Zumo (it was a freebie with the purchase of my '07 RT so don't tell me I'm a moron for not buying the Garmin 550 please).

I just updated my maps with the City Nav 2009 NT...
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