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Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 05:45 PM
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Posted By damytzeus
i stopped clutchless shifting in 2007 after the...

i stopped clutchless shifting in 2007 after the first tranny replacement with only 900 miles on the k12s. at the time, dealership said it may have something to with clutchless shifting. prior to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
great info. thank you.

great info. thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 01:57 AM
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Posted By damytzeus
thanks a lot, jeff. i appreciate the advice.

thanks a lot, jeff. i appreciate the advice.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 01:55 AM
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Posted By damytzeus
with the k1300s, it appears that bmw fixed the...

with the k1300s, it appears that bmw fixed the tranny issues of the k1200s -which it appears that bmw constructed with an inadequately beefy transmission to match the engine. so, i figured bmw...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
fair enough. other than the two major issues,...

fair enough. other than the two major issues, it's a terrific bike to ride. yes, perhaps, it could be more reliable.

not that it matters, it's four trannys in 60k miles.

my other option is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
new transmission for '13 gs

it appears that i've gonna be forced into my longest hiatus off a motorcycle since i started riding. not sure what's with me and transmissions. after returning from a 3k mile trip on october 2, i...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
i live at 5300 feet and regularly ride up to...

i live at 5300 feet and regularly ride up to 12000+ feet. in fact, just returned yesterday from a four day trip in which i rode two-up for 1200 miles between 8000-11000 feet with panniers and top...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By damytzeus
like this? ...

like this?
http://photos.qi.mm.st/motorcycle/DSC01575.jpg

i consider it more fitting to the personality of the gsw.

http://photos.qi.mm.st/motorcycle/DSC01578.jpg

which permits the backrest...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,574
Posted By damytzeus
marchyman: prior to adding the topcase -as a...

marchyman:
prior to adding the topcase -as a backrest for my pillion, i didn't notice headshake. before the topcase, we completed nearly 1k miles in two-up trips with luggage and experienced no...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,574
Posted By damytzeus
pax: sorry to hear about your crash. my most...

pax:
sorry to hear about your crash. my most painful crash was a slow speed high side. my tank slapper occurred at probably less than 25 mph -fairly slow speed- while riding straight with one hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,574
Posted By damytzeus
the pill container works great. it hasn't moved...

the pill container works great. it hasn't moved at all.

i've ridden mostly at 11 clicks and 15-16 clicks. i think that i prefer 15-16 clicks. the handlebars feel much calmer and the bike seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,971
Posted By damytzeus
dust cap for ball joint nut and riding impressions

i thought that i'd share a solution for dust cap and my thoughts that i posted on another thread. those of you installed know that the hyper proc replacement nut for the ball joint is bigger than...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,574
Posted By damytzeus
dust cap for ball joint nut and riding impressions

thanks a bunch for posting the install instructions. the tip about heating the ball joint nut proved very valuable. my turn to return favor -perhaps. i found an effective replacement of the dust...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
nice! i'll be doing some of that this weekend.

nice! i'll be doing some of that this weekend.
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 35,406
Posted By damytzeus
frankly, once i tighten the panniers, it's often...

frankly, once i tighten the panniers, it's often a challenge to loosen the knob from inside the pannier -much less attempting to do so from the outside. perhaps, if one could figure out how to get a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2,150
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Posted By damytzeus
thank you for sharing. the 1190 adv also appears...

thank you for sharing. the 1190 adv also appears a fantastic bike and i expect most people would be super pleased with either bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
what swayed towards the gs lc vs the 1190 adv?

what swayed towards the gs lc vs the 1190 adv?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
yes, the lower crash bars do protect the...

yes, the lower crash bars do protect the plastics. though i also have the upper crash bars, they're probably unnecessary. when i low-sided on asphalt, the lower crash bars and the cylinder head...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
some of us are still paying for the first one,...

some of us are still paying for the first one, will be for many years and coping with the trauma. ugh! :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
welcome. since getting the LC, do you ever ride...

welcome. since getting the LC, do you ever ride the adventure? if yes, when? cheers.
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 35,406
Posted By damytzeus
thank you, jason for the response. how well does...

thank you, jason for the response. how well does the top case work as a back rest for a pillion?
Forum: Vendors 05-03-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 35,406
Posted By damytzeus
top case for lc gs bmw adventure rack

jason:

will a nomada top case mount on the new bmw lc r1200gs adventure tail rack? if yes, will it easily attach and detach?

btw, i unintentionally crash tested one of my nomada panniers and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By damytzeus
be looking dyi lens protector that i've seen. ...

be looking dyi lens protector that i've seen. well done.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
+1 i think the muffler looks great. it aligns...

+1
i think the muffler looks great. it aligns very well with bikes overall design. suppose that beauty's in the eye of the beholder. i think bmw did a super job.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
seems unlikely. i weigh 205-210lbs. i've ridden...

seems unlikely. i weigh 205-210lbs. i've ridden in numerous configuration: two-up with loaded panniers and tail luggage, solo with same config, street and dirt, lots of trips costco and grocery...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By damytzeus
i was thinking the same thing. given that it...

i was thinking the same thing. given that it does block LED cooling grill, it would seem to be for halogen.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
great video. thanks for sharing.

great video. thanks for sharing.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By damytzeus
this is the best looking clear one that i've seen...

this is the best looking clear one that i've seen so far. i've got the holan guards (http://goo.gl/AamEsq) combined with two layers of xpel (http://goo.gl/MhP7xj). i can vouch for xpel...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
congrats on returning home and the bike. ...

congrats on returning home and the bike. whatever it takes to let go and maintain sanity.

cheers.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By damytzeus
and it looks cheap. you pay about $20k USD for a...

and it looks cheap. you pay about $20k USD for a motorcycle that's been impeccably designed and you want to save money and attach something that clearly detracts from the design and appearance??? a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
according to bmw, they swapped the entire housing...

according to bmw, they swapped the entire housing because, since the gsw model is so new, they don't yet offer many replacement parts. i.e., bmw could not provide a replacement fd seal.

fwiw:...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
semi-related, i mentioned earlier in this thread...

semi-related, i mentioned earlier in this thread that bmw replaced the final drive on my 2013 gsw with 3900 miles. issue was a failed seal. not quite the same. it did require fd replacement though...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By damytzeus
sweet.

sweet.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
wholeheartedly agree. i'll say plainly that,...

wholeheartedly agree. i'll say plainly that, like so many of the other photo-shopped mods shared on adv, the black painted radiator guards do not work. all the added black unbalances the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By damytzeus
only the blue bikes can ride off-road like that. ...

only the blue bikes can ride off-road like that. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
on a separate note, after five weeks in the shop,...

on a separate note, after five weeks in the shop, last week, the replacement final drive arrived from germany and i got to ride bike home -almost. to ease the inconvenience of not having the bike,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
+1 i also have the rox risers. when i...

+1
i also have the rox risers. when i initially attempted to install and noticed the snugness of the brake line, without hesitation, i immediately asked the shop to order a longer brake line. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
you're correct. it's irrational for me to judge...

you're correct. it's irrational for me to judge the crosstourer without riding one. i loved the v4 motor in the '98 vfr. regardless of the riding experience, i struggle to think of a japanese...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By damytzeus
+1 my '07 k1200s is on it's 4th transmission. ...

+1
my '07 k1200s is on it's 4th transmission. i've spent almost as much in repairs as i paid for the bike, new. my gsw had been in the shop for the past five weeks with final drive leak. i expect...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,927
Posted By damytzeus
+1

+1
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