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Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By ret46
Thank you to all for the information!!

The links are very useful and helpful.



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Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,916
Posted By ret46
Battery location on 2013 R1200GS

I live in Canada and therefore store my bikes in the winter and like to remove the battery. I have had difficulty removing the battery on a couple of BMW bikes in the past and wonder where the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 126,706
Posted By ret46
Are there any new colours coming for the F800GS from BMW?

I am thinking of buying a F800GS but do not want one in yellow or gray. I'd love one in white or maybe red. Has anyone heard of anything new coming for 2009 or early 2010? I could wait for the F800R...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2007, 04:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,052
Posted By ret46
F650GS - Twin $8,990 seems a great deal

With the F800GS and the F650GS - Twin sharing most components it seems the F 650 is a great deal. The difference of $3260 here in Canada makes the F650 the better buy. Also why is it cheaper then...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2007, 09:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,424
Posted By ret46
Sorry no as I am not a fan of BMW's ABS. RET

Sorry no as I am not a fan of BMW's ABS.

RET
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,424
Posted By ret46
Buy my 2005 R1200GS >> for sale in Ontario

Red with factory spoked rims, heated grips and alarm with ~8500Kms purchased new in May 2005 [warranty until May 2008]. Always dealer serviced and never been dropped. Located near Fergus. $12500....
Forum: Canada 03-13-2007, 05:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,594
Posted By ret46
Wolf is the best BMW dealer in Ontario

I have purchased and serviced a couple of BMWs {R1150R and R1200GS} from Wolf BMW in London with great success. They were the only dealer in SW Ontario that sold for less then MRSP and did not charge...
Forum: Canada 02-01-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By ret46
FS 2005 R1200GS in Ontario

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2006, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By ret46
Are the Nippy Normans screens a quality product?

It looks like not many people have the cockpit screen as none of the 100+ readers have responded with comments. For anyone that has a Nippy Normans screen of any kind do you feel it is a high...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2006, 02:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 816
Posted By ret46
Is anyone using a Nippy Normans cockpit screen?

It looks like a nice small screen to use if coverage of the instruments is all someone wants. If it were available in clear Id buy one as it only costs 65 as I ride without a screen. A picture of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2006, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By ret46
If BMW offered xenon headlights on the GS would you have ordered them?

Here in Canada xenon headlights are a $500 option on both the K1200GT and the K1200LT for 2006. I would have ordered them on my R1200GS had they been available, as xenon headlights really make...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,269
Posted By ret46
I called Frank at Hammersley's and his price with...

I called Frank at Hammersley's and his price with mail discount is $ 601 US and that does not include the price of everything but includes the screen and support bars. Again as I said before there...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2006, 06:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,269
Posted By ret46
pricing confirmed with a second dealer

I too found the pricing amazingly high and did call a second dealer [Open Road in Newmarket] that quoted $180 for the screen and $518 for the required support bar. That totals even more then the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2006, 02:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,269
Posted By ret46
Wow the R1200GS Adventure screen costs $633

I have a 2005 R1200GS that I have been riding without a screen since almost the beginning because I find the noise and buffeting painful. I thought the new R 1200GS Adventure screen might be worth...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2006, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,913
Posted By ret46
Will the R1200GS Adventure screen fit on a R1200GS?

My local dealer is not absolutely sure but he thinks the Adventure screen will NOT fit on my R1200GS. I hoped to get the Adventure screen to solve a noise/buffeting problem I have had since the bike...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2006, 03:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,181
Posted By ret46
Thank you for the reference

The article gave me a lot of good information on the suit. Now I just need to find a vendor nearby so I can try one on for sizing.

Thank you again,
RET
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2006, 02:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,181
Posted By ret46
Alpinestar 360^ Drystar Oversuit

Please comment on the Alpinestar 360^ Drystar Oversuit as I am considering getting one to wear riding to work as it would allow me to wear my fancy work clothes underneath as opposed to wearing my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2006, 03:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,206
Posted By ret46
I stuff steel wool into the inlet and exhaust...

I stuff steel wool into the inlet and exhaust systems to keep rodents out. It is part of the prep work I do for storing of my bikes for the winter. Every spring I still find mouse droppings in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2006, 04:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,206
Posted By ret46
Use of the 2" hole on my R1200GS rear axle

I always lock my bike up and I find the 2" hole in the rear rim to be a nice secure attachment point. In the photo you can see that a large lock cable can pass through the hole. I wrap the other end...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2005, 10:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By ret46
I did not pay for PDI plus I got $500 off

Try calling or E mailing WolF BMW in London, Onatrio. I have purchased both of my BMWs there and they were the only ones that would give any discount. No PDI, Admin fee or FRT plus the discount was...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,481
Posted By ret46
What brand of oil do you use in your R1200GS

The dealer I use puts Golden Spectro in BMW bikes but I am having problems sourcing that brand locally and would like to know what others are using in their R1200GS so I can get it at my Honda/Suzuki...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2005, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 612,771
Posted By ret46
Maybe the new R1200GS Adventure windscreen will solve everyones problems

Here is a picture showing the different BMW screen and maybe that shape will give less noise and buffetting. I have ridden without any screen quite happily for six months but the bike looks like...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2005, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,218
Posted By ret46
What is the "Valve cover emergency running kit" option?

The 'Valve cover emergency running kit.' is shown as an option. What is that?

RET
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2005, 03:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By ret46
I went from a 2002 R1150R to a 2005 R1200GS

The R1150R was nice, but the R1200GS is so much better in most ways. The R1200GS feels much lighter and more powerful with wonderful ergonomics. If you make the change I am sure you will be happy. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2005, 03:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,883
Posted By ret46
Has anyone gotten a Wunderlich FLOWJET?

Please comment on how it works and how well/easily it attached to your bike. How does it manage wind compared to riding with the BMW screen or no screen? Any photos would be great?

Has anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,805
Posted By ret46
I knew I wasn't the only one!

I asked my dealer to turn off the self canceling feature, but they couldn't. I now just push the button a few times and it stays on longer and I usually turn it off manually. Every car I have ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,805
Posted By ret46
I must begin to signal for intersections way...

I must begin to signal for intersections way before most people as I find almost at every turn the signal stops flashing before I get through the turn or light. I usually am concentrating on traffic...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2005, 03:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,805
Posted By ret46
Is the R1200GS self canceling turn signal feature dangerous?

I wish this feature could be turned off as I am constantly entering intersections with the turn signals no longer signaling my intend to turn and other times they do not turn themselves off at all. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2005, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,087
Posted By ret46
I just sent off my E mail and will see what...

I just sent off my E mail and will see what happens. My R1200GS is my third new BMW motorcycle and I was surprised to see such a small tool kit, but find the lack of a second fully functional key...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2005, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,220
Posted By ret46
Riding my R1200GS without a windshield > how to beautify the bike now

Without a windshield the noise and buffeting is wonderfully reduced I cannot go back to riding with it in place. The problem is the bike looks incomplete and a bit ugly. I need to do something to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,883
Posted By ret46
ASCYCLE Cockpit Cover

The text describing the Cockpit Cover states it is for use under the windshield and I was wondering if it works without the windshield. As I want to find something to make my R1200gs look better...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2005, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By ret46
Red alarm light flashing after riding away on R1200GS

Yesterday I noticed the alarm light was still flashing after I started my ride. I had gone about 500 m when it first caught my eye and the flashing then continued for about another five flashes and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2005, 06:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,694
Posted By ret46
It definitely is the noise!! The buffeting is a...

It definitely is the noise!! The buffeting is a minor problem that I can live with having come from a R1150R. I always wear earplugs and even with them I am finding the bike very noisy. I went out...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2005, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,318
Posted By ret46
I just picked up my non ABS R1200GS too!

From the photo it looks like our bikes are very similiar [red with spokes] and I also went for the alarm and clear signal lenses. I have ridden about 250 KMS and do love the power, ride and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2005, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,694
Posted By ret46
Tobinators

I saw the Tobinator website was not sure how that device would make that much difference as it does not make the screen taller as it just allows it to be laid back further. Does moving the front of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2005, 04:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,694
Posted By ret46
Removing windscreen from a R1200GS to solve wind buffeting problem

I just picked up the bike yesterday and in the 160 km ride home I tried all six-adjustment points for the windscreen and all were amazingly noisy for me. I am 6'0" tall with a long torso and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2005, 04:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,649
Posted By ret46
R1200 GS insurance quotes

I called the insurance companies people passed on to me and the best price I got was from Riders Plus with full coverage quoted at $1176 using club membership deduction of 15% [thanks motozen for...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2005, 03:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,649
Posted By ret46
Thank you to all that replied!!

Sorry for not stating I am in Ontario, Canada. I asked the question about the alarm as I read somewhere that alarms may be required by some insurance companies here in Ontario as I believe they are...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2005, 04:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,649
Posted By ret46
Where to buy R1200GS insurance in Ontario?

I hope to purchase a R1200GS shortly and have been insurance shopping and have not found any quotes below $1700. I am a ticket and claim free 44 year old and I paid ~$1100 for a 2002 R1150R in 2004...
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