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Forum: Vendors 03-06-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 26,999
Posted By MarcParnes
Thumbs down No, no, no!!!

I just got back from a 100 mile test ride with these shorts on and even though they are fine on the bike once off they are beyond miserable. They have a tendency to immediately bunch up and slide...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By MarcParnes
Talking Exactly! Thank you guys :-) Marc

Exactly! Thank you guys :-)

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By MarcParnes
Question A small favor please.

Hi Guys,
Can somebody take a measurement for me please on a R1200GS. I want to know the width of the handlebars from the outside end of one grip to the outside end of the other one. Not to include...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,734
Posted By MarcParnes
You can really feel the difference when going...

You can really feel the difference when going through the different ESA settings while sitting still. Just bounce up and down on the bike while cycling through soft, normal and hard and it'll be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By MarcParnes
Not that I could tell. I did test the ABS and it...

Not that I could tell. I did test the ABS and it worked as usual. I didn't get to check the traction control though.

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By MarcParnes
I thought exactly the same thing so I called Ted...

I thought exactly the same thing so I called Ted at Wilbur's but the cost is up there besides which he can only lower it by 35 mm which is more than the front came down. Considering that the 35 mm...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By MarcParnes
R1200GS WC with 17" RT front wheel

I've put R1200RT and R1200S wheels on various GS's going back as far as 2005 with really great results. Last week I installed a '14 RT front wheel and PR4 on my '14 GS and lowered the fender. Here's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 90,003
Posted By MarcParnes
I tried that this morning and it worked pretty...

I tried that this morning and it worked pretty smooth. When going up in gear don't change the throttle position and when going down make sure the throttle is closed. Those two points as well as...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 682
Views: 90,003
Posted By MarcParnes
Ok, so that's the trick!

I had GSAP installed yesterday. Going from 1st to 2nd and even 2nd to 3rd it was lurching like crazy. Felt like I was in the process of breaking something. Kinda disappointed. Last night I reread...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By MarcParnes
I rode with it on Tuesday but with the 170 spring...

I rode with it on Tuesday but with the 170 spring which was too strong for me besides which I had even more trouble reaching the ground. I have the 150 on there now and the bike is back down where it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By MarcParnes
This shock was modified by Wilbers so it has...

This shock was modified by Wilbers so it has their top cap/compression damping. I bought the shock from a friend of mine and he required a 170 spring which was too strong for my weight. Ted from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By MarcParnes
Thank you! It was a lot of fun :D Marc

Thank you! It was a lot of fun :D

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By MarcParnes
Talking Homemade Shock Spring Compressor

I changed my 170 Wilbers shock spring for a more appropriate 150 today. I made this compressor and thought someone else might like to see what I came up with.

Here's the tool I made.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,198
Posted By MarcParnes
For those that are on the fence regarding Dynamic...

For those that are on the fence regarding Dynamic ESA vs no ESA on the new bikes let me offer an opinion. For the sake of background I've been messing with the suspension on my BMW's since my first...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,198
Posted By MarcParnes
The springs plus the top caps containing the...

The springs plus the top caps containing the compression damping which requires the shocks be disassembled. So more work than just popping a set of springs on. Since the dynamic aspect of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,198
Posted By MarcParnes
If you're thinking that Wilbers is supplying...

If you're thinking that Wilbers is supplying shocks to replace our Dynamic ESA shocks you are mistaken. What they are doing is to take our stock Dynamic ESA shocks and replace the top caps and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
Agreed, no hoses pulled other than the intakes on...

Agreed, no hoses pulled other than the intakes on the second bike.

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
That's great! I finished both bikes yesterday. Of...

That's great! I finished both bikes yesterday. Of course the second one went a lot easier than the first. The only problem was that the Wilbers modified front ESA shock wouldn't come out of John's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
I'm assuming you're referring to the front top...

I'm assuming you're referring to the front top shock bolt. 50 Torx with a long 1/2" extension and ratchet. Actually it didn't take too much effort. I had to push on it at the same time so it didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
Does yours have ESA or just standard shocks?

Does yours have ESA or just standard shocks?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
There's a nipple on the top of my plastic coolant...

There's a nipple on the top of my plastic coolant tank with no hose attached to it. Is yours the same?

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
Best to take the intake hoses off of the throttle...

Best to take the intake hoses off of the throttle body side. On the left side there is a small hose running from the intake hose that has to be removed. No need to remove the entire box. You can just...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
I popped the clamps off with a regular pair of...

I popped the clamps off with a regular pair of pliers and re-installed them just to see if I could with no problem. There is another hose underneath on the r/s as well as an electrical plug. Gonna...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
Removing position 4 looks problematic so I didn't...

Removing position 4 looks problematic so I didn't bother and left the side panels hanging since they aren't in the way. I'm now staring at those clamps as well. I was able to get to the top shock...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
What year bike do you have? The link you supplied...

What year bike do you have? The link you supplied is for the earlier models.

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,048
Posted By MarcParnes
Question R1200GS WC: Has anyone pulled their front shock?

I'm considering a set of Wilbers and wondered if anybody has had the opportunity to remove their front shock and might be able to let me know what is involved. I've replaced the shocks on plenty of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,137
Posted By MarcParnes
Nope. All you need is a 17 mm box end wrench and...

Nope. All you need is a 17 mm box end wrench and a 45 Torx socket or wrench for the pinch bolts.

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,554
Views: 349,839
Posted By MarcParnes
OK, I give up. What's different? I don't remember...

OK, I give up. What's different? I don't remember what the previous screen looked like. Oh, missed the "keep moving" comment. I'm sitting in the garage.

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 18,131
Posted By MarcParnes
My standard adapter which comes in my BG12 kit...

My standard adapter which comes in my BG12 kit and also individually as BA12 fits the LC spoke rear wheels. The cast wheels are slightly larger by .003" so I now have an adapter to fit. The adapter...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,669
Posted By MarcParnes
Yup, I do exactly that and have for years. I use...

Yup, I do exactly that and have for years. I use old weights glued in with 3M DP100 epoxy. Haven't lost one yet. Just have to make the tire guy aware if you're having your tires changed at a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By MarcParnes
Well, I just figured that out about 2 hours ago...

Well, I just figured that out about 2 hours ago :huh I can't believe they haven't updated the output by now. Oh, what am I saying, of course I believe it. I ended up installing the Heattroller in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By MarcParnes
I just found a thread where guys had trouble with...

I just found a thread where guys had trouble with low draw devices keeping that power socket from turning off. In the case that my Heattroller, which fits that description, might not shut off I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By MarcParnes
I want it to go off with the ignition so using...

I want it to go off with the ignition so using the power socket takes care of that issue as well as fusing. I could always use a power relay like I did on an older GS at the time the power socket was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By MarcParnes
Question LC Power Socket

For some reason I can't search this forum. All I get is a blank page as a result. Anyway, I want to wire in my Gerbings. It's just the jacket so the power socket should handle it OK. Is their a plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By MarcParnes
Great, thank you!

Great, thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By MarcParnes
Thank you for the leads. I'll email the dealer...

Thank you for the leads. I'll email the dealer and see if they had any issues with the suspension assuming the bike was so equipped and also ABS.

Marc
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By MarcParnes
Question GS-LC 17" Front Wheel Swap

On my last three GS's I've switched to either RT or R1200S wheel sets. I've also done four additional bikes for friends. It really has worked out well in three areas: putting additional rubber on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,588
Views: 506,530
Posted By MarcParnes
Relocated GPS

Call it old eyes but I just couldn't see the Nav V well enough in the stock position so I moved it to the clutch side where I'm used to it and where I can read it without difficulty. A few RAM...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,482
Posted By MarcParnes
That's interesting! Doesn't seem like that should...

That's interesting! Doesn't seem like that should have worked since the cones are slightly smaller than the wheel center unless I'm missing something. BTW, cast or spoke wheel? I found the order so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,482
Posted By MarcParnes
Actually I meant going the other way, reducing...

Actually I meant going the other way, reducing the clearance by making the part larger. BTW, after speaking with you I immediately increased the OD by .002" so thanks for the heads-up. There is still...
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