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Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By sonic578
I had a similar experience with the BMW bags on...

I had a similar experience with the BMW bags on my last bike, and no matter what I did they never were waterproof again. Next bike I ended up with the TT Zega Pro's primarily due to the aluminum...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By sonic578
Maybe you already knew, but Aerostich is having...

Maybe you already knew, but Aerostich is having an 'open house' this Saturday (tomorrow), 8am - 4pm.

I've been eyeing Dariens for a few years now. Almost bought some used, but backed out due to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,464
Posted By sonic578
Are other brands better? Were you careful to...

Are other brands better? Were you careful to keep the same tire pressure
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By sonic578
Dumb question... how does the starter motor gear...

Dumb question... how does the starter motor gear get aligned with the flywheel when it springs into engagement? I see the motor twists as it moves forward - is the idea that even if not aligned...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,464
Posted By sonic578
Old thread revival... better than starting over. ...

Old thread revival... better than starting over.

Currently 32k mi on a 2011 GS. 3rd set of tires:

originals - Tourance - 14.8k mi
set #2 - Anakee 3 - 14.3k mi
set #3 - TKC-70 - 3k mi so far...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,981
Posted By sonic578
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,718
Posted By sonic578
If you have an interest in the older BMW Venting...

If you have an interest in the older BMW Venting Machine, size 42/52, PM me. I have one in exc condition that i've been meaning to post on FM. Very protective, open mesh with the cool black...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,384
Posted By sonic578
what he means is... site:advrider.com dry...

what he means is...

site:advrider.com dry gear

very handy.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 162,042
Posted By sonic578
3000 mi impressions... A little noisy, but...

3000 mi impressions...

A little noisy, but nothing like the Anakee 3's they replaced.
Far grippier than the Anakee on street. In fact, better adhesion than I can recall on Anakee or Tourance. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 15,369
Posted By sonic578
Hmmm. I only tried on the GS Dry and found the...

Hmmm. I only tried on the GS Dry and found the neck a bit large and tended to press on front of my neck, with a gap in the back. I was concerned that it may be hard to keep rain out of the back?? Is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By sonic578
The uneven wear above has been corrected after...

The uneven wear above has been corrected after taking more measurements and being more careful. Both sides are pretty much the same.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,150
Posted By sonic578
I've often considered doing that, but it never...

I've often considered doing that, but it never took long to conclude it would be a lot of work. How about some pics or at least description of the issues you ran into... and eventually resolved?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By sonic578
Another kudo to Mike at Beemerboneyard, who...

Another kudo to Mike at Beemerboneyard, who pointed out that OEM rotors are 4.5mm front and 5.0mm rear, new, with wear limits of 4.0 and 4.5mm respectively.

Sounds like these have another 20k mi...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By sonic578
Brake rotors - when to replace?

2011 GS w/ 30k mi. Just doing a service and checked rotor thickness:

Front right: 4.21mm
Front left: 4.23mm (corrected uneven wear)
Rear: 5.07mm

Any alarms here? I believe the...
Forum: Americas 02-21-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By sonic578
Looking to ship 3-5 bikes from Florida to Maine...

Looking to ship 3-5 bikes from Florida to Maine in May. Any more suggestions, in addition to what is already in this thread, would be appreciated.

TIA
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7,159
Views: 1,355,660
Posted By sonic578
There is no such thing!

There is no such thing!
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By sonic578
Got a heated jacket a couple of years ago, and...

Got a heated jacket a couple of years ago, and agree that it enables much more riding! One of the keys, even with heated gear, as mentioned by spoon is to prevent air leaks in the neck area. I used...
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 538
Views: 112,086
Posted By sonic578
After over 7 yrs with the same Sargent seat...

After over 7 yrs with the same Sargent seat (transferred to 3 GS's), I'm still pleased. Based in Jacksonville, FL...

http://www.sargentcycle.com/
Forum: Vendors 01-29-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,892
Posted By sonic578
Placed my order today. Thanks Kurt for answering...

Placed my order today. Thanks Kurt for answering questions. Looking fwd to having a 'protected belly'!
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,054
Posted By sonic578
What he said! On Badlands Pro I'm counting NINE...

What he said! On Badlands Pro I'm counting NINE 'labels'!! It would be different if we were being paid to advertise. I have a pretty old Rev'It jacket that was pretty bad also, and those suckers...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By sonic578
Did anyone come up with a solution?

Did anyone come up with a solution?
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 305,612
Posted By sonic578
Yes, this is only for those rare times when we're...

Yes, this is only for those rare times when we're NOT sitting on the beach! :evil

We do actually get out of FL on occasion - planning a trip to ME this spring. And there are a few days down here...
Forum: Vendors 01-11-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 305,612
Posted By sonic578
Those look like good suggestions. No REI's or...

Those look like good suggestions. No REI's or EMS's nearby (south Florida) - Sports Authority and Dick's, unfortunately with a Peter Glenn here and there.
I have already sent query to Mountain...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 305,612
Posted By sonic578
I'm looking for a stretchy, tight fitting, full...

I'm looking for a stretchy, tight fitting, full length zipper, turtleneck mid-layer that can be used on top of a heated jacked (Warm n Safe). The turtleneck is to seal air leaks, and stretchy will...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,203
Posted By sonic578
So is the diagnostic connector line. I decided to...

So is the diagnostic connector line. I decided to stick with ignition switched to avoid losing power if the headlight burns out and canbus shuts down that line.


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,203
Posted By sonic578
I guess I'm in the "ask around" pool. :evil ...

I guess I'm in the "ask around" pool. :evil

With the Denali LED's current draw is 'only' 1.5A total, I'd still prefer not to add that to the battery load when starting. Guess I'll run a line up...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,203
Posted By sonic578
I accept that this is a bit old, and I may not...

I accept that this is a bit old, and I may not get an answer...

Is that a red positap on the CANBUS diagnostic connector? I'm looking for a place to tap for switched power to feed Fuzebloc. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 82,368
Posted By sonic578
Fully charged, fresh off charger: 13.4v Sit...

Fully charged, fresh off charger: 13.4v
Sit open circuit overnight: 12.8v
Turn on ignition: initial draw of 2A, dropped to 12.38v
Turn on 55W headlight: 6.1A, 12.2v

discharge... til it gets...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,981
Posted By sonic578
Based on a few hours of off-bike wearing,...

Based on a few hours of off-bike wearing, regarding fit, comfort, noise isolation, and sound quality... I'm pleased. Will update when I can get back on the bike in a couple of weeks.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,938
Posted By sonic578
It took me 3 bikes to get it right (and by that...

It took me 3 bikes to get it right (and by that of course I mean right for me). 2005 GS for 2 yrs til I concluded I didn't want servo brakes and did want several things that were std on the GSA,...
Forum: Vendors 03-22-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 44,131
Posted By sonic578
Hi Jason I've scanned this thread, but...

Hi Jason

I've scanned this thread, but probably missed it... There is a Touratech rack option for the DSBP Raid toolbox, but I don't see any pics. Is the box the same shape as what is pictured? ...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,981
Posted By sonic578
I was headed to custom molds, but started seeing...

I was headed to custom molds, but started seeing good reviews of the Splug. She offers a 30 day trial period, and lifetime upgrade to the custom molds, so hard to go wrong. Similar experience to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 82,368
Posted By sonic578
That at least makes sense! Can't understand...

That at least makes sense! Can't understand battery acting like that.

Thanks also to Mouth for the pics. Looks like your battery was doing some arc welding!

Thanks for the tip.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 82,368
Posted By sonic578
No I did not, but, my discharge method did not...

No I did not, but, my discharge method did not readily allow me to do that since i was changing resistance with the jacket controller to get to 10.5v faster. Didn't think about estimating capacity....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 82,368
Posted By sonic578
2 yr old Odyssey PC535 - had never charged it...

2 yr old Odyssey PC535 - had never charged it except for the initial charge before installing - figured as often as I ride it wasn't necessary (at least once every week or 2 at least).

Started...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By sonic578
Thx El Gato. Yes, flush profile does seem ideal....

Thx El Gato. Yes, flush profile does seem ideal. To avoid the problem of disturbing the ER6's with the helmet I jam them in pretty far, hence the discomfort issue. Glad to hear comment on sound...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By sonic578
I'm considering PlugUp, or, the Etymotic Custom...

I'm considering PlugUp, or, the Etymotic Custom Fit program. Would be interested in any comments from folks who have tried either? Interested in either custom plugs, or, embedding my own earbuds...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 664,473
Posted By sonic578
I was looking for the combination setup - spkrs...

I was looking for the combination setup - spkrs by default and turn those off (and attenuate level) when you plug earbuds into the 3.5mm jack. I know this has been discussed elsewhere in the past,...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 664,473
Posted By sonic578
earbud - speaker combination setup

A few months ago Sena released their SMH-10 clamp accessory that supports both earbuds and speakers, using a plug inline with speakers and short coiled adapter cord for earbuds - SMH-A0305. I know...
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 569
Views: 108,103
Posted By sonic578
If it's not against the rules can u post a link? ...

If it's not against the rules can u post a link? Unable to find it. Thx
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