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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 358
Posted By jd2577
Short answer to your two questions... Yes and...

Short answer to your two questions... Yes and Yes.

I replaced the rear shock on my '05 with a Yacugar and am very glad I did. The stocker was just shy of 30k miles and, although not too bad when...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
So you fit all your gear, plus a tent for him, on...

So you fit all your gear, plus a tent for him, on your bike! Not sure but I'm guessing he overpacked! :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 94,135
Posted By jd2577
In all honesty, I was concerned for his safety as...

In all honesty, I was concerned for his safety as I watched him go up the road. Not even travelling the speed limit. Wobbled a few times. He was headed for the interstate. I hope he made / makes it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 94,135
Posted By jd2577
Saw this guy in front of my office today....

Saw this guy in front of my office today. Apparently no one makes aftermarket panniers large enough for all his gear. So, he went with regular travel luggage. Maybe this could be the next Touratech...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,518
Posted By jd2577
Not that I have any experience or knowledge to...

Not that I have any experience or knowledge to give any advice in this thread but... I just wanted to give a shout to you guys (and gals) in uniform both past and present! Here's one American that is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
Took my old '03 Ninja for a very short spin up...

Took my old '03 Ninja for a very short spin up the street. First time riding it in two years. All I can say is wow, I can't even begin to believe I waited so long before upgrading to the GS! Granted,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
Over the last week or so I had the fuel system...

Over the last week or so I had the fuel system recall addressed, ABS brake system flushed, replaced the rear shock with the new Yacugar, and took a 600 mile trip to the RoadRunner Touring Weekend in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
Thanks for the advice on using the silicone...

Thanks for the advice on using the silicone Tuono. Gonna have to do that. And Trekka, good to hear the positive feedback too. Attending the RoadRunner touring weekend with my better half later this...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
Came home today and found the guy in the big...

Came home today and found the guy in the big brown truck had stopped at the house.

And he left me this beauty......
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By jd2577
On my '05 I installed a fuse block and relay...

On my '05 I installed a fuse block and relay connected to the battery. There are some good tutorials on here but basically the power goes from the battery, to the relay, then the fuse block, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By jd2577
Pulled the starter tonight and it doesn't look...

Pulled the starter tonight and it doesn't look good but I don't think it's too bad either.

Here's a shot looking at the clutch......
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By jd2577
Pulled the slave and found a pretty ugly mess. ...

Pulled the slave and found a pretty ugly mess.

Here's a shot of the back of the tranny...
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l152/jdillow/05%20BMW%20R1200GS/IMG_2896_zpse81eb816.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By jd2577
So now I think I'm getting somewhere. ...

So now I think I'm getting somewhere.

Pulling in on the clutch had no resistance at all.

Removed the reservoir cap and found this... :eek1 That's not good!...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
So I have to ask... does Missy ride in the side...

So I have to ask... does Missy ride in the side car or do you have a tank bag for her? :lol3

I have a 4-year-old chocolate. What a great dog! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By jd2577
Thanks for the input, guys. I bought the bike...

Thanks for the input, guys. I bought the bike used about two years ago and the clutch has always engaged earlier than what I've been used too. But never this early. Then again, this is my first...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,062
Posted By jd2577
Is my slave cylinder failing?

Hi guys.

So I've been reading all of the various clutch issue threads and have a feeling that the slave cylinder is failing on my '05 R12GS but I'm not 100% certain. The bike has just under...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-09-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,747
Posted By jd2577
My better half got me a Nuvi 2597 for Christmas...

My better half got me a Nuvi 2597 for Christmas and I followed up with a RAM Aquabox to mount it on the bike. Unfortunately I have yet to try out the setup but am hopeful. I like the aquabox option...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
The better half got me a set of these and they're...

The better half got me a set of these and they're now a permanent fixture on my bike. Have yet to try them out but I know I'll be glad I have them when the need arrives.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
I tried this once too.. sort of. Was able to...

I tried this once too.. sort of. Was able to break the bead but, after 2 hours fighting to get the front tire off the rim, and then another 30 minutes trying to get the new tire on the rim, I called...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By jd2577
I'm not an expert by any stretch. And you've...

I'm not an expert by any stretch. And you've probably already checked this too but... you mentioned it was getting fuel but, how long has the fuel sat in the tank? Could it be bad gas? Just my two...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,335
Posted By jd2577
This will be the third season of riding the GS...

This will be the third season of riding the GS for me and I really can't think of anything that really gets under my skin. If I had to come up with a small list, maybe I'd say...

1. Valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
Ordered the repair plug kit from Max so I can...

Ordered the repair plug kit from Max so I can connect the new Garmin Nuvi directly into the factory GPS plug on my '05. Gonna be a slow process since the bike is buried in the garage and I'm on...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,168
Posted By jd2577
I did the Odyssey battery install on my '05 last...

I did the Odyssey battery install on my '05 last year and I love it! Up until this year, my winter storage routine involved removing the battery from the bike. Unfortunately I did not get around to...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By jd2577
I've often wondered the same thing. After 7 or 8...

I've often wondered the same thing. After 7 or 8 years I decided to replace my HJC with a Scorpion for no other reason than concern for the HJC's structural integrity. I have heard that a good rule...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,960
Posted By jd2577
Here's the article link. ...

Here's the article link.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/17/is-harley-davidson-the-worst-motorcycle-money-can.aspx

Biased or not, doesn't bother me either way. I picked up a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By jd2577
I have the F2P on my '05 GS and unfortunately...

I have the F2P on my '05 GS and unfortunately know nothing about the headlight or wiring on the newer model GS/GSA's. Just a word of caution though... if your door opener is one of the newer units...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,906
Posted By jd2577
I used a small piece of 3/4" PVC pipe with...

I used a small piece of 3/4" PVC pipe with notches cut to match the stubs on the cap. Works great and inexpensive. So much so that I made two. One out of a straight pipe section and a second using a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By jd2577
I was considering these lights for my GS as well...

I was considering these lights for my GS as well but decided on ADVMonsters instead. From PIAAs website (www.piaa.com (http://www.piaa.com)) I noticed what appeared to be the same light listed in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
Garmin Nuvi for the bike and a drill press for...

Garmin Nuvi for the bike and a drill press for the garage! Now I need to purchase the Aquabox to keep things dry and work on a permit power source for the new GPS.

A very Merry Christmas it...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,885
Posted By jd2577
Excel spreadsheet for me. Pretty basic one...

Excel spreadsheet for me. Pretty basic one though. I use a separate tab for each vehicle and log the service date, mileage, and a description of what was done. I also keep the receipts but thinking I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By jd2577
I've noticed a similar "feel" with my '05 but...

I've noticed a similar "feel" with my '05 but only at certain lower speeds (20 to 30 mph range) and only when leaning into a left bend (if I remember correctly - haven't road in over a month :cry)....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
Not sure. I just assumed it was a required part...

Not sure. I just assumed it was a required part of ownership! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4,738
Views: 731,971
Posted By jd2577
Woodlands... congrats on the new bike! Very nice!...

Woodlands... congrats on the new bike! Very nice!

And don't feel bad... my fiancé likes to poke fun and ask if I read the Beemer a bedtime story before tucking it in for the night. In good fun...
Forum: The Garage 11-30-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By jd2577
Thanks for all the info guys. If memory serves,...

Thanks for all the info guys. If memory serves, the bike is on its second battery - current one somewhere around 6 or 7 years old. As little as I unfortunately ride the machine, never putting the...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By jd2577
Polaris ATV battery replacement

I have a 1998 Polaris Explorer 400 that needs a new battery. Since I recently installed an Odyssey battery in my BMW R1200GS (and so far really like it) I was considering an Odyssey for the Polaris....
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,721
Posted By jd2577
Not to take from the OP's thread, but PackRat I...

Not to take from the OP's thread, but PackRat I have to ask... is that an auxillary fuel tank in front of the top case?

And to keep with the thread theme, my Jesse bags have wire racks bolted to...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By jd2577
udoggie - I tried wiring mine both in parallel...

udoggie - I tried wiring mine both in parallel and in series with no luck.

I'm really thinking my issues, and possibly yours too mikey, are with the security software within the opener. The red...
Forum: The Garage 10-25-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By jd2577
My F2P is just about a year old and I have the...

My F2P is just about a year old and I have the receiver with the dip switch. I've tried it with the switch in both settings and have had no luck. Weird thing is, the red light on the receiver blinks...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By jd2577
ZEmann - the time delay was because I had the F2P...

ZEmann - the time delay was because I had the F2P originally installed in the garage at my house where it worked flawlessly. Over the last month or so I've been moving things into the fiancé's house...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By jd2577
Flash 2 Pass Compatibility

Hopefully I'm posting this in the correct area. If not, let me apologize now.

Short story... if you're considering installing the Flash 2 Pass on your bike be sure to contact them and confirm...
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