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Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,224
Posted By Loggiebone
I was pondering the RT/GSA situation myself. Had...

I was pondering the RT/GSA situation myself. Had an 04 1150 RT...nice but slow bike. Kinda bulky. Now have an 08GSA...still a little weak but I love it and great 2 up bike...touring or twisties. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,341
Posted By Loggiebone
Love that purple spring. It's real purty!:lol3

Love that purple spring. It's real purty!:lol3
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,485
Posted By Loggiebone
I've got an 06 950 that I bought new and have...

I've got an 06 950 that I bought new and have considered up grading to the 1190R but the dealer network is holding me back. So far I've managed to handle all the maintenance/repair on my 950...but,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By Loggiebone
I've got an 08 GSA and getting the FD back on was...

I've got an 08 GSA and getting the FD back on was a royal PITA. Asked a neighbor to come help to compress the boot more while lifting the FD onto the drive shaft. I worked forever by myself to get...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-13-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,377
Posted By Loggiebone
I've got a little "twist" to this issue. I made...

I've got a little "twist" to this issue. I made the mistake of going to a KTM dealer to change a shock spring on my 06 950. I'm completely happy with the 950 and have it set up perfectly for me. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,346
Posted By Loggiebone
It's not a shock problem because the last front...

It's not a shock problem because the last front A2 was with brand new Ohlins TTX's, but my experience is about the same as yours. Bike is ridden mostly 2 up but I get about 10K miles on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,181
Posted By Loggiebone
Can't compare but I've got about 300 miles on a...

Can't compare but I've got about 300 miles on a new set of Anakee 3's. Was kinda bummed that the 2's are no longer made because I was generally happy with them. But...for road use the 3's are a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,697
Posted By Loggiebone
Put TTX's (non ESA)on my 08GSA about a year ago...

Put TTX's (non ESA)on my 08GSA about a year ago and they're fantastic. Don't use the bike off road and it gets a lot of 2up, pack mule type of riding.

The stock shocks were shit from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By Loggiebone
Ohlins...can't do better. I hated my stock non...

Ohlins...can't do better. I hated my stock non ESA shocks (08 GSA) cause it was like riding a pogo stick...horrible. But, I was too cheap to trash 'em so I just complained for 24K miles. Put...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,841
Posted By Loggiebone
Me too! 08 GSA. Used a deep well 17mm socket...

Me too! 08 GSA. Used a deep well 17mm socket and a swivel and bingo...:clap

Even if you want to get better access you don't have to remove the tank but just slide it back enough for clearer...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,053
Posted By Loggiebone
My 08 GSA had shit shocks(non ESA) from the...

My 08 GSA had shit shocks(non ESA) from the beginning...like riding a pogo stick if you got even a little sporty with it. Riding 2up was worse...but at least I rode slower. I stuck it out for 25K...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,274
Posted By Loggiebone
I wasn't aware of GSA tank sizes changing. My...

I wasn't aware of GSA tank sizes changing. My manual (08)says 9.1 gal ( I think) and I've put 9.2 in it with a few miles remaining on the read out. Some of y'all are saying 8.5 or so. Wassup with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,466
Posted By Loggiebone
I don't....they're both mounted the same. ...

I don't....they're both mounted the same. BTW...the Sargent is a great improvement for me (08 GSA)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By Loggiebone
Semantics, perhaps. On my 08 GSA as equipped...

Semantics, perhaps. On my 08 GSA as equipped stock, with the spring set full firm to compensate for a loaded 2 up load, there is not enough damping in the shock to offset the necessary spring...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By Loggiebone
What? The shock dampening abilities are...

What? The shock dampening abilities are determined by the shock internal valving. A spring won't change the damping range of your shock. You must mean something different than what you...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,154
Posted By Loggiebone
Better to trade the bike than mess with the trans...

Better to trade the bike than mess with the trans swap...it would cost a fortune. The enduro is IMHO far better just because it helps compensate for the modest hp. I suppose it would be better off...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2012, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,529
Posted By Loggiebone
Betcha won't like what a heavier spring will do. ...

Betcha won't like what a heavier spring will do. As said...the stock spring rate can overwhelm the pitiful shock damping as it is by tightening up the preload. To me, except for the lightest of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,683
Posted By Loggiebone
Not a GS suggestion but since you've listed KTM...

Not a GS suggestion but since you've listed KTM as well, I take it that you'll be doing a good bit of off roading. IMHO, the KTM is far more competent off road (I've got a 950 Adv and an 08 GSA) so...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-06-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,329
Posted By Loggiebone
Did a three day ride with da bride the other day...

Did a three day ride with da bride the other day on my 06 950 Adv. Fully loaded plus the two of us at about 390# in gear and barely got 30mpg. I've never really paid that much attention to it until...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,454
Posted By Loggiebone
My earlier comments were relative to std...

My earlier comments were relative to std suspension...not ESA. The later years ESA, although expensive, are far better than the first couple of years. They are far stiffer and better suited to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,454
Posted By Loggiebone
That's one of the points I was making earlier in...

That's one of the points I was making earlier in this thread. For me, having the preload jackes all the way up in the back and pretty high in the front results in a ride that's like a pogo stick...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Loggiebone
That looks great and although it's a little...

That looks great and although it's a little pricey...it's really not priced much differently than many CF huggers.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,454
Posted By Loggiebone
Subjective? Don't know...maybe a level of...

Subjective? Don't know...maybe a level of satisfaction with your ride inspite of however powerful it is.

It's not subjective to me. When I'm riding the GSA and I have to wait longer than I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,454
Posted By Loggiebone
As long as you're happy with it...that's all that...

As long as you're happy with it...that's all that matters!:ricky
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,454
Posted By Loggiebone
A tad faster...what a hoot.:lol3 You're...

A tad faster...what a hoot.:lol3

You're saying that a bike that has (depending on what GS you're talking about) 40+ more hp and weighs more than 100 #'s less was a tad faster. Come on, let's...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,521
Posted By Loggiebone
Shit...You're tellin' me that I've been a "wanna...

Shit...You're tellin' me that I've been a "wanna be" with my 08 GSA and didn't even know it. Gotta go get me a cross brace. :eek1

Oh...why is it that I want one?:muutt:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Loggiebone
Yup...mine had the trim bezel melt in several...

Yup...mine had the trim bezel melt in several places. Haven't replaced yet because they had a defective replacement part so no problem with warranty. Melted tach needle though...that's pretty bad. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,675
Posted By Loggiebone
You AND Larry King!:lol3 :rofl :D

You AND Larry King!:lol3 :rofl :D
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,771
Views: 1,144,548
Posted By Loggiebone
I really don't either(as far as...

I really don't either(as far as reliability)...except: With shaft drive you'd better be happy with the gear ratios because by and large they can't be changed. My GSA with the enduro trans is still...
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2010, 06:41 PM
Replies: 5,771
Views: 1,144,548
Posted By Loggiebone
I saw (and sat on) the M/S in Greenville as well....

I saw (and sat on) the M/S in Greenville as well. It's an pressive bike but it's far less of an offroader than even the GS. Sorry...love my GSA but it's a pig off road so other stuff gets dirty. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By Loggiebone
True dat.... The guy that bought my GT had...

True dat....

The guy that bought my GT had an "incident" in his driveway from driving it home. Evidently his wife was sitting on it and it fell. Don't know the extent of the damage but his zero...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By Loggiebone
What...you have an RT!?:eek1 :D But,...

What...you have an RT!?:eek1 :D

But, yeh...that was for your "reading pleasure". You know me!!!

You sure are a bike "ho"...an M/S huh?? Seems like a winner if you're OK with the looks. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2009, 02:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,115
Posted By Loggiebone
Gt/gsa

I had an 06 GTand put 24K miles on it. Used it principally as a 2 up bike. Mine had early model problems (typical BMW beta tester) but were all eventually fixed. Got rid of it and moved to an 08...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,777
Posted By Loggiebone
Unless you are going to a lighter weight spring,...

Unless you are going to a lighter weight spring, I don't think springs will help. My case (08 GSA) bike is sprung too light for me (210 in gear). Adjusting the preload to an acceptable level...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 127,033
Posted By Loggiebone
Interesting thread. I've got an 08 GSA that came...

Interesting thread. I've got an 08 GSA that came with the T/A's and I initially like them on the road...held great in spirited riding. My feelings have since changed. Off road...gravel fire...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,251
Posted By Loggiebone
08 GSA here with Conti Trail wobble too! Rim is...

08 GSA here with Conti Trail wobble too! Rim is true and balanced. I think it's just the tire...at least in all but the worst conditions and they aren't made with tight enough tolerances.

As...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,820
Posted By Loggiebone
I smell a loose turd in the shithouse. That's...

I smell a loose turd in the shithouse. That's bull crap. I currently have two beemers (05 and 06 both canbus) and don't do any of that stuff. Still on original batteries on both bikes. One...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-25-2009, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 574,012
Posted By Loggiebone
I can understand missing some waypoints but...

I can understand missing some waypoints but getting 3 in a 4 hour period is poor performance to me(and not unusual with this unit). I haven't noticed waypoint numbering to be the way you suggest. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-25-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 574,012
Posted By Loggiebone
Caveat Emptor

I got one of these little babies in December and have used it about 6 times. Unfortunately, it's (at least the unit I have) is about worthless. The thing has been unobstructed and mounted on a RAM...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,552
Posted By Loggiebone
Yeh...getting to the plug is a PITA but I take...

Yeh...getting to the plug is a PITA but I take the tank off too to avoid yanking on the plug wire. The wires to the petcock are for the low fuel alert. These wires unplug with a white quick...
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