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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
Posted By jdub
Interesting.... Maybe I'll give Heidenaus...

Interesting.... Maybe I'll give Heidenaus another try when these come out.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By jdub
That's the solution that makes sense. Just too...

That's the solution that makes sense. Just too bad you have to spend any extra money for a solution to riding with the rear seat removed on the new bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By jdub
+1. Unless my bike sits unused for more than two...

+1. Unless my bike sits unused for more than two weeks (rare, except in the middle of winter) I never plug in my Battery Tender. Even then, I'll plug it in for a day and then not for another week or...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,951
Posted By jdub
Marty - With an endorsement like that from you...

Marty - With an endorsement like that from you with all your experience on these bikes, I think my bike's value just went up about 20%. Thanks! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,951
Posted By jdub
sandsman - I can truly say "Been there, done...

sandsman - I can truly say "Been there, done that". I lived in Rowlett for 7 years, working for 5 years in Greenville (where I see you live) and the remainder at Love Field in Dallas. I'll never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,951
Posted By jdub
ausfahrt - Congrats on your milestone! ...

ausfahrt - Congrats on your milestone!

Surprised to see the SERVICE indicator on your bike's display. Mine doesn't have that, maybe because my '07 was an early build (Aug 2006) for that model...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By jdub
I looked at a friend's GSW when he popped the...

I looked at a friend's GSW when he popped the rear seat off, and thought from the picture above that the $170 cover was just the one black piece with the GS logo and that it simply snapped down into...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By jdub
Other than the longish plate with the GS logo,...

Other than the longish plate with the GS logo, what else does this kit consist of? I thought $170 for a plastic cover plate seemed crazy.
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,967
Posted By jdub
Dave, we've gotta talk... :wink:

Dave, we've gotta talk... :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By jdub
Sorry to hear of your condition, and hopefully...

Sorry to hear of your condition, and hopefully it's time for your fortunes to do a big reversal! Best of luck to you.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,484
Posted By jdub
Curious how they are when you're standing on the...

Curious how they are when you're standing on the pegs? Those side seams look about where they are on my '07 GSA's Sargent seat, and that's the one gripe I have with that seat - the seams rub the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 733
Posted By jdub
With that many miles on the bike, you should be...

With that many miles on the bike, you should be very familiar with how well your valve clearances stay in spec - which I'll bet is pretty well (my bike's valves do). If they remain in spec pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By jdub
Wrong size, less selection, higher cost; not sure...

Wrong size, less selection, higher cost; not sure why anyone would go that direction but who knows.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 452
Posted By jdub
Not that I've found. I removed the one on my bike...

Not that I've found. I removed the one on my bike and simply plugged the mount holes with appropriate length bolts to keep corrosion from possibly setting up.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By jdub
Nope, been using exclusively that in my GSA's...

Nope, been using exclusively that in my GSA's gearbox and final drive. Over 143k miles and no issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By jdub
I wonder if anyone in the aftermarket makes any...

I wonder if anyone in the aftermarket makes any bars as wide as the OEM GS/GSA bars. If not, you might feel a bit of extra effort in steering if you change.

The OEM Renthals on my KTM 950 Adv are...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By jdub
Based upon my experience on two previous R1100s...

Based upon my experience on two previous R1100s (one RS/one S), re-grease the clutch throw-out bearing every 30k miles or so.

Simple to do on bikes with hydraulic clutches; just pull the slave...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By jdub
Looks to me like another TT product answering a...

Looks to me like another TT product answering a question that didn't need asked. All four of the R11x0/R1200 bikes I've owned have had the fork tubes well protected from rocks, etc., by their...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By jdub
Or by the high beam power wire. I have my PIAA...

Or by the high beam power wire. I have my PIAA driving lights slaved to my high beam so they all come on together during my very early morning riding.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 17,967
Posted By jdub
My Mom used to attach my mittens to my coat...

My Mom used to attach my mittens to my coat sleeves like that too. Glad to see some things never go out of style.

Great ride report, and glad you all had a good ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 495
Posted By jdub
I was just helping my buddy change the low beam...

I was just helping my buddy change the low beam bulb on his 2012 GS, and the spring clip popped out from where it swivels like you described. There is a small Phillips head screw where the clip...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By jdub
Don't know which model you have, but when...

Don't know which model you have, but when tightened up properly there was no play on the muffler on my old R1150GS and current R1200GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 410
Posted By jdub
+1. I ran into that when I pulled my gearbox both...

+1. I ran into that when I pulled my gearbox both times, some details and pics that might help if you click on the first link below in my signature line (step #24). Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,521
Posted By jdub
Sorry to hear that Andy. That's the second...

Sorry to hear that Andy.

That's the second failed Machine Services-installed u-joint I've read about here. Nearly 30k miles now on the u-joints Bruno's Machine & Repair (http://www.brunos.us/)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By jdub
Unless the watercooled GS/GSA is different than...

Unless the watercooled GS/GSA is different than the Hexhead bikes (also CANbus equipped), that statement isn't true. I've added numerous electrical items to my '07 GSA (PIAA aux lights, Stebel horn,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,108
Posted By jdub
To coat the inside of metal tanks, I've used...

To coat the inside of metal tanks, I've used Kreem (http://www.kreem.com/fueltankliner.html) before with good results.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By jdub
I had that same issue on my '07 R1200GSA and...

I had that same issue on my '07 R1200GSA and couldn't get it to stay seated. In spite of removing it a couple of times, cleaning both the boot and where it clips in/mates to the rear of the Paralever...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,339
Posted By jdub
+1 (or 2?). And the front u-joint adapter is...

+1 (or 2?). And the front u-joint adapter is easily released from the output shaft circlip when pried rearward just a bit with a wide blade screwdriver tip.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,331
Posted By jdub
I smelled my clutch numerous times when working...

I smelled my clutch numerous times when working it in off-road situations, and I changed the original clutch out a few months ago with 133k miles on it. It still wasn't quite to the service limit on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,557
Posted By jdub
Yes, the ad text says for the latest R1200GS when...

Yes, the ad text says for the latest R1200GS when it referenced those sizes.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By jdub
My GSA has a Givi 46 liter topbox in addition to...

My GSA has a Givi 46 liter topbox in addition to the OEM GSA panniers. I use the Givi for my daily commute to keep the bike narrower, and it does double duty as an excellent passenger backrest when...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By jdub
Quick search revealed fairly recent thread with...

Quick search revealed fairly recent thread with good info here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=970901&highlight=ROTOR) on the same subject.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By jdub
Unlike the DOT 4 brake fluid used on earlier...

Unlike the DOT 4 brake fluid used on earlier bikes, the mineral oil clutch fluid never requires changing on R1200 series as it doesn't absorb water.
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By jdub
I did a 116 mile roundtrip commute for two years...

I did a 116 mile roundtrip commute for two years on my '99 R1100S (sold it with 46k miles), an excellent and very comfy sport-tourer. I had the thinner City Lids on the saddlebags, which helped to...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,102
Posted By jdub
I just tried a bunch of the links from the HoW at...

I just tried a bunch of the links from the HoW at the bottom of the page, all worked just fine for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 545
Posted By jdub
I agree, sounds like a ballast issue you've got...

I agree, sounds like a ballast issue you've got going.

Over 100k miles with the VVME (http://www.vvme.com/) HID high and low beams on my GSA, with the only issue being one ballast going bad with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,951
Posted By jdub
I updated the first post today with the bike's...

I updated the first post today with the bike's complete tire history to date. 137,380 miles now and still counting upward, new clutch is working great. Thought that winter would never end!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By jdub
My GSA is one year older and has 27k more miles...

My GSA is one year older and has 27k more miles than this one, and mine also has a relatively new clutch (4k miles). There is no way I'd sell mine for only $5,000; it is as solid as can be and I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,631
Posted By jdub
+1. I tried a pair on my '07 GSA but they were...

+1. I tried a pair on my '07 GSA but they were too thick for my taste. I happen to like the original grip thickness, especially when off-road, but can't get just the grip rubbers anywhere.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-25-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 36,614
Posted By jdub
Thank you!

Thank you!
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