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Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,665
Posted By jcsg
After falling a number of times with and without...

After falling a number of times with and without crashbars in the dirt and once on the road, I deleted the touratech bars and use the touratech head protectors alone. This after struggling with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 266
Posted By jcsg
Tail Lightless night ride...fixes?

So as dusk approaches and my destination remains 6 hours away, I notice that the tail light is out. Brake light works. Stop and purchase the bulb, and the new bulb running light does not work either....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By jcsg
Both heads leaking at 80,000 miles

Did new gaskets and rings, how long can I wait to retorque? I have about 200 miles on them now, but need to do a quick 800 mile trip....
If I change the oil at 600, can I wait till 1000 to do the...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By jcsg
http://groverstudio.dphoto.com/#/album/8000at/phot...

http://groverstudio.dphoto.com/#/album/8000at/photo/10751836


Got it solved with a different tool. The one from Best Rest didn't hold up under the force..or maybe I was doing it wrong. Once I...
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2012, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By jcsg
Valve Stem replacement hell

So I merrily go out to put TKC 80s on my bike for a weekend of great riding. I've changed the tires many times, but lazily have not changed the valve stems. Every 2 or 3 tires, the dealer does it and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By jcsg
I do have that Ballistic Performance Battery. It...

I do have that Ballistic Performance Battery. It works OK in the winter--I have never been stranded. But I ride it every other day or so.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By jcsg
Yeah, I like to put my legs up on them too. That...

Yeah, I like to put my legs up on them too. That is the major upside. Thing is, I have had (shall we say) many falls a little more serious than the 1200 on its side above. About half with bars and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By jcsg
crashbars or no crashbars?

My 2000 1150 gs has the full complement of touratech head protection and crashbars.I'm thinking of lightening the load a bit and removing the crashbars. How much of a fall can the aluminium head...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,915
Posted By jcsg
Backup goes without saying....Keep 3 on hand and...

Backup goes without saying....Keep 3 on hand and 2 in another city :-)

Wish there was a backup for the bike so every time I crashed, I could simply restore.
Would be cool if we could retouch our...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,915
Posted By jcsg
Well thanks for all the replies. First off, it...

Well thanks for all the replies.
First off, it was not the HD. They replaced the logic board, then the 2X4GB Ram...still not fixed. Finally they replaced the HD because there wasn't anything else...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,915
Posted By jcsg
Computer Vibration--destruction prevention

So I have a Mac Book Pro that I commute with. A month ago I was having some trouble with it and long story short, ended up getting a replacement from Apple. (Yay to them)! When I was riding back from...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,542
Posted By jcsg
Surprise...but no surprise

So Metzeler did respond. Thing is, it is a bit vague and never admits that tires are slick...see for yourself:


Hello Thanks for the questions. There are common mis-conceptions about tires that...
Forum: Face plant 10-26-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,542
Posted By jcsg
Consensus of experts

After reading all the responses here, and checking with a racing team friend, it seems like these are the key points:
1. While tire molds are teflon, and mold release is not used except on the...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2009, 05:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,542
Posted By jcsg
well I have been careful...but

The thing is, I was careful. I was just pulling out of the dealer at about 15mph. I'm now aware that that is not always enough.
I have heard since the accident that the release compound will...
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,542
Posted By jcsg
New Tires are slick

So I have heard for years that new tires are slick, and to take it easy for 50-100 miles. I have always followed this advice by avoiding wet conditions, and taking it easy with reduced speeds and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By jcsg
Jim Hyde

We were 2-3 weeks behind them. We took the RawHyde class in May and I talked to Pete at Ventura BMW, but the timing was not right with work. In the end, I'm glad we did it with just the two of...
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By jcsg
I think we did see you....

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Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By jcsg
Continental Divide 09

http://gallery.me.com/jcsg#100921

Here's a link to pictures.
Report below:

Don and I left on July 15th and spent 14 days riding the divide on big BMW GS bikes (mine a 2000 model 1150 GS and...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 20,367
Posted By jcsg
+1 for the Airhawk

I love my airhawk pad. 12 hour 700 mile back to back days for 4-5 days have been no problem. I use it all the time, but on the long trips it is really amazing. Recently my original pad wore out...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2009, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By jcsg
got it on...don't know if it will ever come off

So the bars are on. I just hate the hassle of returns / exchanges etc.
The part that would not fit was the connection between the top "over the cylinder head" portion, and the portion that is to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 664
Posted By jcsg
Touratech crash bars fit poorly?

I have had fitting problems with Touratech stuff in the past (pannier frames etc). This time, the crash bars are quite difficult. I am able to get it all together very loosely but the last bolt on...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 725
Posted By jcsg
check out kenrockwell.com

He reviews cameras on his own dime so he doesn't have any bias when he states his opinions. As a professional photographer I find his reviews to be right on the mark. A few important highlights:
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