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Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,556
Posted By bmwhubb
Great Product

A set on my 2006 1200gs. Bought them right after purchasing bike and they are great. Especially having full adjustability. The throttle side I've got setup to use with just two fingers. The two...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By bmwhubb
Blue Magic

I've had a lot of luck cleaning windshields and helmet shields with Blue Magic Plastic & Plexiglass Cleaner and Light Scratch Remover. Works great and on helmet shields you thing you were not even...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,963
Posted By bmwhubb
HB Bars Protect O2 Sensors

HB Bars offer something the others don't They protect the 02 Sensors
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By bmwhubb
Just wipe them off so the sealing surface is not...

Just wipe them off so the sealing surface is not covered with oil. Do the same with the spark plug seal valve cover and cylinder head.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 38,026
Posted By bmwhubb
The odyssey cranks well in the cold. I've been...

The odyssey cranks well in the cold. I've been out of commission for the last few weeks and took the bike out today for the first time. This morning it was 20 F outside and I don't leave a charger...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2006, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,972
Posted By bmwhubb
Spoked wheels are designed to handle rough...

Spoked wheels are designed to handle rough terrain. The forces put on a spoked wheel are distrubuted across the rim to all the spokes. The cast wheel absorbs the impact at the point of impact. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2006, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By bmwhubb
Just turn the shock. It's not fixed in the...

Just turn the shock. It's not fixed in the position
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2006, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By bmwhubb
You can actually touch the tip of your boots if...

You can actually touch the tip of your boots if shipping while accelerating in a hard cord. I've done it. The H&B's never touched but the tip of my boot did.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2006, 06:13 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 38,026
Posted By bmwhubb
The buss piece on the positive post comes with...

The buss piece on the positive post comes with the battery from Odyssey.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 38,026
Posted By bmwhubb
The stock BMW battery has a capacity of 10AH(Amp...

The stock BMW battery has a capacity of 10AH(Amp Hours) the PC535 is 19AH almost double the reserve capacity. Note how the Positive and Negative cables had to be rerouted. I did not want to cut the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2006, 05:42 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 38,026
Posted By bmwhubb
Thumb Try the Odyssey PC535. It's a tight fit. But...

Try the Odyssey PC535. It's a tight fit. But has a lot more reserve power than the stock battery. You will also need to fabricate a battery hold down since its about 1/4 taller than the stock....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2006, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By bmwhubb
They do leak when the bike gets some mileage on...

They do leak when the bike gets some mileage on it. My previous ride a 2000 R1100RT had the purge valve start leaking at 29,000 miles. It took awhile to figure out why throttle body sync never...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2006, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,188
Posted By bmwhubb
:huh My bike seems to have this symptom of the...

:huh My bike seems to have this symptom of the right grip being hotter than the left also. But if you start the bike with the heated grips on high they both seem to stay the same. Don't know why...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2006, 05:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,356
Posted By bmwhubb
Try to keep the rpm's between 3k and 4k and user...

Try to keep the rpm's between 3k and 4k and user the lower gears. The engine works great as a brake and the available torque needed for climbing hills will be at your finger tips without having to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,579
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 http://www.acradiosupply.com/cat/NTE+25+Watt+Flame...

http://www.acradiosupply.com/cat/NTE+25+Watt+Flameproof+Resistors.html
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By bmwhubb
One more thing they are not cheap. I'm saving...

One more thing they are not cheap. I'm saving the bmw ones as a backup.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By bmwhubb
I've got a set of the black ones. They are...

I've got a set of the black ones. They are awesome. Adjustable length and basically and infinately adjustable throw. I've have the brake lever setup for just two fingers and the clutch three. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2006, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 If you carry a log book then you know your ...

If you carry a log book then you know your trips. That's how I keep track. It took awhile to get the discipline to right it all down.I know the miles from a full tank but that can very quite a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 05:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,161
Posted By bmwhubb
I've only got 8k on my bike and shocks seem to be...

I've only got 8k on my bike and shocks seem to be getting softer everyday.
I didn't experience the softness until a few times after some hard off road experiences. Prioir to that the shocks seemed...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By bmwhubb
Trip 2 is kind of a waster. It would have been...

Trip 2 is kind of a waster. It would have been nice to know the remaining fuel instead of a second trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By bmwhubb
Question R1200GS Trip II

Owners manual states distance to empty in trip two. But seems to be exactly the same as trip I. Am I missing something?:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By bmwhubb
Throttle body balance. Not sure if the dealers...

Throttle body balance. Not sure if the dealers are as careful as the rest of us when balancing tb's. My 2006GS has 3500 miles. I did a TB balance at 3000 miles and at 4000 rpm and the bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2006, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By bmwhubb
It's the PC535. I replaced my factory battery...

It's the PC535. I replaced my factory battery and have it on the shelf as a backup. The odyssey batteries seem to have a lot more stamina than the factory battery. Starter cranks a lot quicker on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2006, 05:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,849
Posted By bmwhubb
Thumb Chains on the way

Just ordered a set of Wunderlich chains. It's cold here in New England in the winter. But the cold isn't the problem. SNOW. I will let you all know how the chains workout after the first snow fall.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2006, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By bmwhubb
Thumb [quote=Gadget Boy]Congrats and welcome aboard...

[quote=Gadget Boy]Congrats and welcome aboard :thumb


If you where a good pair of boots with a solid platform its pretty easy to handle the bike. For a 1200CC bike the center of gravity is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By bmwhubb
Thumbs down Looks like this guard will cut down on air flow. ...

Looks like this guard will cut down on air flow. Small wholes mean less air.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2006, 05:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,662
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 The stock seat is fine. Your ass and the seat...

The stock seat is fine. Your ass and the seat just have to get broken in together. I've only got 4K on my seat and everyday it seams to get more comfortable. The last long sitting on did was 400...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2006, 07:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 Just did it tonight myself. Oil filter and...

Just did it tonight myself. Oil filter and filter 30 dollars... the rest labor,
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2006, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 How was the bike running before the recenct...

How was the bike running before the recenct service and when did it start acting up?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2006, 03:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 Yes what he said!! Works like a charm

Yes what he said!! Works like a charm
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 How many miles on the bike?

How many miles on the bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2006, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,681
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 I also use the grab he right leg and help it...

I also use the grab he right leg and help it over. You just have to stretch before you try this technique.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2006, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 I was using the NGK DCPR8EIX. After removing the...

I was using the NGK DCPR8EIX. After removing the plugs and examining the electrode I the the platinum electrode was already degrading. I'm going to put the dual electrode NGH in as soon as I get a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2006, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,378
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 Check the battery terminals and make sure they...

Check the battery terminals and make sure they haven't loosened up.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 That's what the bike came with and they are the...

That's what the bike came with and they are the source of the braking vibration. I only have 4K miles on the bike so I figure I'll use them this year and get a new set next year. I can't wait. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 I changed to single electrode and found that I...

I changed to single electrode and found that I received a lot more engine knock with the single electrode. Changed back to the stock plugs and the knock went away. Engine idles smoother but I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bmwhubb
Looks like its time to get some tourances.

Looks like its time to get some tourances.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 You've been bitten by a bug with an incurable...

You've been bitten by a bug with an incurable disease.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2006, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 636
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 Tires and Braking

Well today the bike went to the dealer. Thought there was a warped brake rotor. What I found out it my Bridgestone tires were the cause of the vibration when hard braking. Has anyone else...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 993
Posted By bmwhubb
Cool2 Lightened Up

Today I took my case off and went for a ride. It's amazing how the bike handles when you drop a few pounds off of it. I forgot how manuverable the machine feels when its naked.
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