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Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 607
Posted By TrailCruiser
Though I haven't received or ridden them yet I...

Though I haven't received or ridden them yet I just ordered a set of Conti's new Classic attack. Info here, and watch the video......
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,032
Posted By TrailCruiser
TINK, I grew up in Seattle too and also remember...

TINK, I grew up in Seattle too and also remember that place on Aurora. Seems like that was right before Bill Buckingham opened Buckingham BMW near Greenlake. I have fond memories of that place, I...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,032
Posted By TrailCruiser
Painter?

Just found this thread, howdy! Though I grew up in the Seattle area I'm now in Yakima. Just bought a '77 R75/7 and will be starting into it this fall.

Anyone know of a good painter in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By TrailCruiser
Sorry, I'm 5'10" but with long spine and short...

Sorry, I'm 5'10" but with long spine and short legs.
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,930
Posted By TrailCruiser
TINK, I just acquired an R75/7 and will be doing...

TINK, I just acquired an R75/7 and will be doing a restoration of sorts. You're inspiring me to consider a P R O J E C T thread here documenting it as well. I look forward to the new project, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 897
Posted By TrailCruiser
I bought/installed the Sport and love it. The...

I bought/installed the Sport and love it. The center section sits a bit more vertical than the stock shield and thus moves the air more to the side, that is the core concept behind their aerodynamic...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,228
Posted By TrailCruiser
Acquired an R75/7 and am starting in on it with...

Acquired an R75/7 and am starting in on it with the wheels, tires included. I'm really attracted to the relatively new Conti Classic Attack because it's a radial and seems to have a much more modern...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 201,892
Posted By TrailCruiser
I removed both my gaiters and the arm straps. ...

I removed both my gaiters and the arm straps.

Gaiters - Pull the sleeve inside out, take a pair of sharp scissors and cut off the gaiter about 1/8" from the seam. Then take a lighter or other...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 313,443
Posted By TrailCruiser
I tried the Conti Trail Attack 2 tires my bike...

I tried the Conti Trail Attack 2 tires my bike came with on gravel and thought it was downright scary. Excellent on the road though, truly excellent. I immediately got a set of Karoo 3s and they are...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2,490
Views: 313,443
Posted By TrailCruiser
Great solution, where did you order them? And do...

Great solution, where did you order them? And do you have a part number and price?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,832
Posted By TrailCruiser
Ditto, used one for years and always take it with...

Ditto, used one for years and always take it with me on long road trips. I got the idea from aircraft seats where sheepskin is the covering of choice... warm in the winter, cool in the winter, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By TrailCruiser
Aha, thanks Geoff, that's what I was looking for....

Aha, thanks Geoff, that's what I was looking for.

I know the XD is a way better helmet which is why I'm looking at it, but if the peak causes the helmet to get jerked around from the wind off...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,065
Posted By TrailCruiser
Jim, do you consider it "stable", or might there...

Jim, do you consider it "stable", or might there still be bugs such that waiting a few months might be a good idea?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By TrailCruiser
I had the AFX for ATV use but have since sold off...

I had the AFX for ATV use but have since sold off the ATVs. I've been using my Shoei Qwest on the GS and it works fine, but I'm attracted to the wider vision opening and sun shade of the peak on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By TrailCruiser
Peak on XD-4 vs. FX-39

I'm hoping to find someone who has ridden with both an Arai XD-4 and an AFX FX-39 DS helmet. I just rode my GS/LC today with my old FX-39 for the first time and at 60 mph and above the peak lifts up...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 201,892
Posted By TrailCruiser
And how are you doing that Scott, just by washing...

And how are you doing that Scott, just by washing it?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 210,797
Posted By TrailCruiser
I've had the same problem! I was following a...

I've had the same problem! I was following a track on the Touratech Rally and the Nav V had me about 100 yds displaced from the track file. The next day it worked fine. Twice now I've notice this, I...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 201,892
Posted By TrailCruiser
There is a tag in the jacket with washing...

There is a tag in the jacket with washing instructions. They indicate to dry it with normal heat s it "reactivates" the goretex.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 36,732
Posted By TrailCruiser
I am running K3s now and am up to about 2,000...

I am running K3s now and am up to about 2,000 miles. Am planning a trip to CA in late August where I'll put at least another 2,000 miles on them and will report back. Of course I'm worried about them...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By TrailCruiser
Thumb Yes, every word. :thumbup And I will go...

Yes, every word. :thumbup

And I will go back and study the files further, do some experimenting, and report back.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By TrailCruiser
Aha, someone who knows the file structure of the...

Aha, someone who knows the file structure of the Nav V, thanks very much Dan! I don't mean to disagree, but I can see my normal daily tracks in the "Active" folder on the Nav V, and they haven't been...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By TrailCruiser
Problem is that not all of the tracks on the unit...

Problem is that not all of the tracks on the unit are visible with that method. In BC I can see that there are lots of older tracks that simply don't show up when viewing them in the Tracks app. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 210,797
Posted By TrailCruiser
Yep, checked that, but they only show up on the...

Yep, checked that, but they only show up on the unit, either in Active or Saved, back so far. The unit actually has quite a few more tracks that can be seen in BC but not seen for some reason on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 210,797
Posted By TrailCruiser
Nav V owners, I started a thread over in the...

Nav V owners, I started a thread over in the "Layin' down tracks" forum on Navigator V issues/solutions. If anyone's interested it can be found HERE...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,338
Posted By TrailCruiser
BMW Navigator V: issues/solutions thread

Ok inmates, I found only two threads on the BMW Navigator V, one here in the Layin' down tracks forum and the other one in the GS forum. Lots of comments but not too many issues and solutions so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 210,797
Posted By TrailCruiser
Separate thread for specific questions?

As I continue to try to master my Navigator V I have a bunch of questions. Should I post them in this thread or start another with a clear thread title?

Specifically, and first off, I can't seem...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 210,797
Posted By TrailCruiser
Navigator V track file management

I am trying to get a handle on managing my track files on my Nav V, both on the unit and via BaseCamp. I'd like to delete some superfluous tracks that I have no interest in keeping so as to conserve...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,331
Posted By TrailCruiser
I have one of these from TT and love it. It may...

I have one of these from TT and love it. It may not be apparent from the picture but it mounts using the rear seat hardware... on/off very quickly and quite stout......
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,173
Posted By TrailCruiser
Anyone know if they make one to bolt on in place...

Anyone know if they make one to bolt on in place of the stock damper on a '14? No indication on their web site.

Even though mine has the damper it still shakes its head a bit once in awhile....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,476
Posted By TrailCruiser
Ditto the above experience except that I went...

Ditto the above experience except that I went with the lower version and am glad I did. I had Pivot pegs on a KLR a while back and those are great but they don't make them in a lower version.

Be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By TrailCruiser
I just installed the exact shield you reference...

I just installed the exact shield you reference and did the Touratech Rally last weekend with it. It is essentially the same size as the stock screen but clearly moves the air more to the sides. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By TrailCruiser
Doh, sorry! Just checked the link, perfect,...

Doh, sorry! Just checked the link, perfect, ordered, thanks picard!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By TrailCruiser
Do tell, where can an owner get a pre-cut one?

Do tell, where can an owner get a pre-cut one?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By TrailCruiser
Aha, that's what I was thinking. Someone should...

Aha, that's what I was thinking. Someone should pre-cut them and sell them!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By TrailCruiser
GS_LC LED headlight durability

So how fragile exactly is the lens of the new LED headlights on the GSW/GSAW? Looks to me like fairly stout polycarbonate or something similar. Looking through the parts fiche it doesn't appear that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 222
Posted By TrailCruiser
GS LC windscreen bracket range

I like the fact that the GSW has a mechanical windscreen adjustment. I've found that I use it either all the way down for spirited street riding, offroad riding, or when it's hot out. On the freeway...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 210,797
Posted By TrailCruiser
I use your routine also, but also would like it...

I use your routine also, but also would like it to stay on based on pushing the "cancel" button when it announces it is shutting down.

Why? Doesn't the unit start another track file each time it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2,118
Views: 210,797
Posted By TrailCruiser
Can anyone recommend a good tutorial site for...

Can anyone recommend a good tutorial site for file management on the Navigator V and BaseCamp? I'm struggling to understand the whole structure, and why can't I even delete some old tracks on the nav...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,531
Posted By TrailCruiser
100 miles was about my limit with the stock seat....

100 miles was about my limit with the stock seat. Looked to Sargent first who doesn't have anything yet for the GSW so checked Touratech. Ordered their standard height breathable seat and like it but...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By TrailCruiser
By going with the smaller of the two Vstream...

By going with the smaller of the two Vstream screens I was hoping to avoid having to deal with additional stabilization. The small one doesn't look any larger than the stock screen...
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