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Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,651
Posted By JetSpeed
I think that's right, in Canada I believe that I...

I think that's right, in Canada I believe that I have heard/read that the manufactures can insist that all maintenance be completed by a licensed dealer to maintain the warranty.
There may some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,732
Posted By JetSpeed
ABS and the linked-braking system are independent...

ABS and the linked-braking system are independent of one another.

Bleeding procedure for the 09 is the same as for any standard motorcycle:
Remove old fluid from the reservoirs and replace with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By JetSpeed
14-day inspection (aka: wash job) they use...

14-day inspection (aka: wash job) they use buckets of cleaner, brushes and sponges, a military grade garden hose, no high pressure.



Sounds like a good idea for the windscreen and paint, I'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By JetSpeed
Very common problem, I had mine replaced several...

Very common problem, I had mine replaced several times before I went with a much better solution: Jergens 6x25mm Kwik-Lok pins.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,173
Posted By JetSpeed
I use a power washer on my bikes and have for...

I use a power washer on my bikes and have for years, they work great for cleaning the bugs off the front parts and the wheels just use the wide angle nozzles and don't hit any seals or exposed...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,388
Posted By JetSpeed
This is one of those stories that I won't believe...

This is one of those stories that I won't believe without seeing some photos.
You obviously had a phone on you (who doesn't) and had time to snap some shots while you waited for the seller to come...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By JetSpeed
Was the grub screw that holds that metal bracket...

Was the grub screw that holds that metal bracket gone as well?

If so then it wasn't tight enough and everything fell off, if not then it is a perplexing dilemma, either somehow the bracket or...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,970
Posted By JetSpeed
Can't wait to get mine, Revzilla just notified me...

Can't wait to get mine, Revzilla just notified me that my X2 Seeker TC8 in XXL finally arrived and is shipping out of their California warehouse today, hopefully the dark smoked face-shield I ordered...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 358,939
Posted By JetSpeed
I would make sure that you have the latest Garmin...

I would make sure that you have the latest Garmin Express software installed as mentioned above, except the version of GE on garmin.com is an old one too.
The easiest way to check your version and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 855
Posted By JetSpeed
I just can't believe that you're still impressed...

I just can't believe that you're still impressed with the bike after finding a hint of blue coolant stain at the weep hole.
Many would have lost all confidence and needed a new machine to be whole...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By JetSpeed
Although more uncommon then the outer seal going...

Although more uncommon then the outer seal going bad this looks like it may be the inner shaft seal (item #6).
I do hope that it is the breather but even the inner seal is not that bad a deal.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,873
Posted By JetSpeed
I ride my 2 year old GSW (and my even older 05)...

I ride my 2 year old GSW (and my even older 05) through water crossings often and have never had much corrosion, I'm wondering if that bike has been exposed to salt water.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,129
Posted By JetSpeed
The seal dimensions are listed as 59,8X75X8 I...

The seal dimensions are listed as 59,8X75X8
I had thought that I read that the seal is proprietary and you may have trouble sourcing the item from any place other than BMW.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By JetSpeed
I was thinking more along the lines of soaking...

I was thinking more along the lines of soaking the part in the can of solvent, carbon can be difficult to remove, put the lid back on the gallon jug and keep it on the shelf for other jobs, I always...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 358,939
Posted By JetSpeed
I also like to see additional features added and...

I also like to see additional features added and bug fixes for issues that I'm having, this update did little for me, unless they fixed some things that didn't make it onto the list.
I would be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By JetSpeed
I lean my bike over to each side (a couple of...

I lean my bike over to each side (a couple of times) at about 30 degrees angle when draining the oil, I get enough residual oil out that way that 4 quart/liter bottles won't quite bring it to the...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By JetSpeed
The Interphone F5XT BT helmet unit (similar to...

The Interphone F5XT BT helmet unit (similar to Scala Rider) that I use also has an FM stereo tuner built-in.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 358,939
Posted By JetSpeed
Garmin Express version 4.0.16.0 worked fine for...

Garmin Express version 4.0.16.0 worked fine for me on my Win 8.1 machine, I just noticed that there is an update to 4.0.17.0
If that doesn't work you may want to try uninstalling Garmin Express,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,580
Views: 358,939
Posted By JetSpeed
New Update for Nav-V

Available today is software update for Nav-V:
Change History

Changes made from version 3.00 to 3.10:



Added the ability to override avoidance of seasonally closed passes.
Fixed an...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By JetSpeed
My thought as well, most of the time when there's...

My thought as well, most of the time when there's a slow drain it's an electrical ad-on, I had a USB charge adapter plugged into the DIN socket that would drain my battery in a couple of days, even...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By JetSpeed
I also used a strap wrench to get the OEM filter...

I also used a strap wrench to get the OEM filter off, came off pretty easy though.
I believe that Mann makes the stock oil filters for BMW LC's.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By JetSpeed
Clean your camera lens, I'm getting nauseous...

Clean your camera lens, I'm getting nauseous looking at that photo.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By JetSpeed
Could also remove the flapper and soak it in...

Could also remove the flapper and soak it in engine parts cleaner solvent overnight, most auto parts stores sell it by the gallon.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By JetSpeed
Compared with other bikes I've owned (all...

Compared with other bikes I've owned (all Japanese) I typically find that the fasteners used on BMW's are good quality and the only time I have damaged is when I've applied incorrect tools to them. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By JetSpeed
When I first got my 2013 GSW it would do 136mph...

When I first got my 2013 GSW it would do 136mph (GPS) but lately 129mph is the fastest, it is so definitive that I believe the bikes are electronically governed and that at some point over the past...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,086
Posted By JetSpeed
Last year the battery in my 2013 GSW died, had...

Last year the battery in my 2013 GSW died, had been working just fine and ridden daily and just crapped out.
The shop replaced it under warranty (without even testing it) and told me that they had...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,691
Posted By JetSpeed
Did I say that the dealer decides who gets a...

Did I say that the dealer decides who gets a refund or not?
But they do deal with this sort of thing on a regular basis, likely far more than you do.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,584
Posted By JetSpeed
Love it! My first bike was a used 81 GPz550...

Love it!
My first bike was a used 81 GPz550 that had just over 600 miles on the clock and had sat for many years when I bought it for cheap, took little effort and cash to make it very usable.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,691
Posted By JetSpeed
I spoke with my dealer (service manager)...

I spoke with my dealer (service manager) yesterday about the impending recall inquiring if I may be able to recover the cost of the parts ($317.08) for doing my own flange replacement nearly two...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,691
Posted By JetSpeed
Unless you're hurting for cash, I would advise...

Unless you're hurting for cash, I would advise anyone with a cracked flange to have it repaired by the dealer and file a reimbursement claim after the recall is in place, that way you can ride.
But...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,791
Posted By JetSpeed
The best (easiest) way to check your oil level is...

The best (easiest) way to check your oil level is to fire up the motor, if the valves rattle for longer than a few seconds turn it off, add a quart of oil and try her again, this works great unless...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 726
Posted By JetSpeed
As stated above it's either a battery headed...

As stated above it's either a battery headed south or a loose connection, check the battery cables as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,691
Posted By JetSpeed
I completed the work myself, it's been my...

I completed the work myself, it's been my understanding that by doing so I may have disqualified myself from reimbursement, although I would be happy to just get what I spent on the parts which was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,691
Posted By JetSpeed
For me the problem with this recall is that I've...

For me the problem with this recall is that I've already changed the flange out and I know getting reimbursed for it is not going to happen, and on top of that they blamed me for the failure.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By JetSpeed
Exactly what Jim said. My 05 developed the same...

Exactly what Jim said.
My 05 developed the same leak, I rode it for a few weeks before I replaced the seal and it still had plenty of oil in the unit, I wouldn't cut a ride/trip short over it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 789
Posted By JetSpeed
Thumb This should about cover it.

This should about cover it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By JetSpeed
Unlikely the starter or switch and there is no...

Unlikely the starter or switch and there is no starter relay although if there were that would be a logical suspicion.
Batteries headed south are the cause of countless head scratching electrical...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,691
Posted By JetSpeed
No problem with you and I do not even consider...

No problem with you and I do not even consider this a heated debate.
It has kind of gotten completely off topic at this point and I'm fine with relegating this thread back to it's original intended...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 838
Posted By JetSpeed
May be more truth to this then realized. If it...

May be more truth to this then realized.
If it were my bike I would check for a lose battery connection and if that checked out then I would replace the battery.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 569
Views: 72,691
Posted By JetSpeed
Really? Never heard of that. Sorry but...

Really?
Never heard of that.
Sorry but Wikipedia is not a good source of information on anything.

GM and BMW are not "playing the same game" in regards that once GM issued the recall they...
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