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Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,712
Posted By dwf
$2,200 did include the labor. The fault codes...

$2,200 did include the labor. The fault codes indicate an electronic failure. I have talked to Module Masters and they immediately responded that they know what the issue is and they can fix it for...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,712
Posted By dwf
I rode mine back from the dealer today and the...

I rode mine back from the dealer today and the brakes were fine minus ABS. It's a feature I paid for and want.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,712
Posted By dwf
Thank you but that is a totally different bike...

Thank you but that is a totally different bike and system.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,712
Posted By dwf
Thank you. Since new I have done my own brake...

Thank you. Since new I have done my own brake service. On the non-servo brake system the fluid flush is very easy and I have not seen the need to have the dealer do it.

Can anyone describe the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,712
Posted By dwf
Thanks Jim. It occurred when I first pulled into...

Thanks Jim. It occurred when I first pulled into the dealer not after they worked on it. Can you point me to a description of how I get to/remove the module and the process for checking gaps on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,712
Posted By dwf
Help please--Dreaded ABS Failure

So--yesterday I take my 2007 Adventure (36k miles) into the dealer for a couple of recalls and alternator belt replacement. As I pull into the parking lot the "Brake Failure" light comes on. A...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,203
Posted By dwf
What you are looking for is the Radar Screamer: ...

What you are looking for is the Radar Screamer: http://www.motorcycleradar.com/radar_screamer.htm

I have had one of these on three different bikes and it is THE solution for motorcycle radar...
Forum: Vendors 08-26-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,131
Posted By dwf
Thank you for the very thorough and honest...

Thank you for the very thorough and honest explanation. Very helpful.
Forum: Vendors 08-26-2009, 01:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 13,131
Posted By dwf
BP--I'm considering the Dakars. I currently have...

BP--I'm considering the Dakars. I currently have Aerostich Dariens which I do not find particularly comfortable. Is the material comparable between the two in terms of abrasion resistance. Also,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By dwf
Thanks everyone for the ideas!

Thanks everyone for the ideas!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By dwf
I went with the Touratech version. I think some...

I went with the Touratech version. I think some of the others like Centech are probably better.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By dwf
Would you happen to recall what size bolts you...

Would you happen to recall what size bolts you used?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By dwf
Battery Terminals Full--Solutions?

After adding lights, etc. the bolts on my battery are pretty much maxed out as to their capacity to accomodate the wiring leads. Is the solution a longer bolt or other? I have a switched fuse box...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,297
Posted By dwf
I bought the Catoma Lone Rider at the BMW rally. ...

I bought the Catoma Lone Rider at the BMW rally. They shipped it at no cost and it arrived yesterday. A friend of mine sold me on these as he had one a number of years ago and was looking to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By dwf
Problem solved! One of the lower spark plug...

Problem solved! One of the lower spark plug wires was not fully engaged. Even though I pushed the wire onto the plug with force it still had not engaged completely. While the spark plug on the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2009, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By dwf
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By dwf
Problem-What's going on with this-Ideas Please

Yesterday, in preparation for the National Rally on the 1200 ADV I adjusted valves, installed new spark plugs, replaced the air filter and changed the oil and filter. When I started it up it ran...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By dwf
I think the socket makes the most sense. Though...

I think the socket makes the most sense. Though it seems to be turning progressively until I get the click on the torque wrench.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By dwf
Loose Spark Plug--what's going on?

The past two times I have adjusted the valves on the R1200 ADV the left spark plug has only been finger tight with signs of blowby on the valve cover. Each valve adjustment I torque the plugs to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,346
Posted By dwf
I have the 1200 ADV and it took me a long time to...

I have the 1200 ADV and it took me a long time to decide on it vs a new 1150 ADV. I ultimately decided on the 1200 because of more power, less weight, etc---and the the fact with the 1150 I would...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,130
Posted By dwf
To take this one step further---I lay the towel...

To take this one step further---I lay the towel flat, spread the clothes out on the towel, roll-up the towel, and then step on one end of the towel after it is rolled--then start twisting the towel...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By dwf
So----you're considering trading it for 12GS or...

So----you're considering trading it for 12GS or Adventure?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,029
Posted By dwf
I went back and forth on this for months before...

I went back and forth on this for months before deciding on the Adventure. I have been through the aftermarket windshield song and dance on numerous other bikes trying to find the right combination....
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2008, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By dwf
Did you read my original post?:dunno

Did you read my original post?:dunno
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By dwf
They have always been great to deal with. I am...

They have always been great to deal with. I am hoping they replace it in that there will likely be other occurence in different places as it seems like the Goretex is defective.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By dwf
That would definetely look like hell with the...

That would definetely look like hell with the number of spots I'm talking about--plus the jacket is barely a year old and under warranty.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,408
Posted By dwf
I am having a similar problem with my one year...

I am having a similar problem with my one year old Darien. I washed it for the first time and notice there are numerous tears in the Goretex. Some are small but one is probably the size of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,784
Posted By dwf
You mean the model where you needed to carry a...

You mean the model where you needed to carry a spare diode board, rotor, and carburetor diaphrams?:rofl
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By dwf
I have heard this also. I turn mine off and then...

I have heard this also. I turn mine off and then back on once the bike is started. Mine have been installed for probably five years and I have yet to replace a bulb.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,784
Posted By dwf
This may be the highest mileage one mentioned...

This may be the highest mileage one mentioned that has failed.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,784
Posted By dwf
gsmoto--how many miles on the bike with this most...

gsmoto--how many miles on the bike with this most recent failure?
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,153
Posted By dwf
I know what you mean---I'm on first name basis...

I know what you mean---I'm on first name basis with the Aerostich staff.:lol3
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2008, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,153
Posted By dwf
I had expected much worse on break in as well. ...

I had expected much worse on break in as well. While stiff, they were comfortable from the beginning. I have had mine a year and 12K miles now and I really like them alot.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,153
Posted By dwf
They are excellent. Very comfortable and totaly...

They are excellent. Very comfortable and totaly waterproof if treated properly. Use Snow Seal on the seams and light coating of leather treatment on the rest of the boot--no leaks even in heavy...
Forum: Vendors 05-11-2008, 04:54 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 28,044
Posted By dwf
I'm surprised there was not more interest...

I'm surprised there was not more interest considering the limited (or non-existent) options for the Adventure. I like mine a lot--well made and works great. Thanks for the work LE.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,784
Posted By dwf
Why should the dealers care? They can blame the...

Why should the dealers care? They can blame the problem on BMW and BMW pays them well to install new units.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,784
Posted By dwf
Well--give them credit--this is the first...

Well--give them credit--this is the first smattering of evidence they have some attempted connection to their customers. Not perfect but it is something.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,784
Posted By dwf
Phil, I can assure you it is with tongue...

Phil,

I can assure you it is with tongue placed firmly in cheek that I make comments of any reliance on "Jay" to resolve this issue.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,784
Posted By dwf
Jay was already on the case ... and ......

Jay was already on the case ... and ... surprisingly little has come of it :wink:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=76...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,784
Posted By dwf
Good News! Help is on the way!

Over the past week or so I thought I would email BMW and ask them if they were aware of the EWS issue and concern their customers have with the problem. I included a link to this discussion. After...
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