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Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,269
Posted By Pugnacious
If memory serves the fronts weigh about the same...

If memory serves the fronts weigh about the same but the rear spoke wheel weighs a few pounds more. I had a few spokes break on a 2002 GS which were easily replaced. I have never had cast wheels on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 679
Posted By Pugnacious
I have three way adjustable Elka’s on my 2008 GS....

I have three way adjustable Elka’s on my 2008 GS. I have been happy with the performance but was disappointed in Elka’s lack of quality control. When I received the shocks from the factory they had...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2008, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 556
Posted By Pugnacious
Amazing all the differing advice offered by both...

Amazing all the differing advice offered by both dealers and inmates. I have been purchased 4 new R bikes (1996 R1100RSL, 2001 R1150GS, 2005 R1200GS and 2008 R1200GS) from the same BMW motorcycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2008, 10:00 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,113
Posted By Pugnacious
I’m glad BMW still makes ABS an option. My last...

I’m glad BMW still makes ABS an option. My last three BMW’s had ABS, my latest does not.

One last comment, when you apply front brake the weight does not transfer but the load.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 14,226
Posted By Pugnacious
In my opinion, servo’s suck! My 1996 R110RSL and...

In my opinion, servo’s suck! My 1996 R110RSL and 2002 R1150GS didn’t have them and they both had great brakes. My 2005 1200GS had servo’s and I never did like the brakes. I didn’t like the modulation...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,524
Posted By Pugnacious
My 2002 R1150GS had the tall 6th gear and I...

My 2002 R1150GS had the tall 6th gear and I rarely got into 6th until I hit the freeway (closest freeway is 40 miles away) so I mostly used 5th on the twisty 2 lane mountain highways where I live. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,201
Posted By Pugnacious
I purchased my first BMW motorcycle in January of...

I purchased my first BMW motorcycle in January of 1975. I purchased a new in the crate 1975 R75/6 from a dealer friend of mine. I had the pleasure of helping take the bike out of the crate and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,623
Posted By Pugnacious
The discussion here was about street bikes that...

The discussion here was about street bikes that have a battery and a key operated ignition switch.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,623
Posted By Pugnacious
I see guys routinely use the kill switch to stop...

I see guys routinely use the kill switch to stop the engine and have never figured out why. You take a one step process and turn it into a three step process. Just stop using the kill switch the stop...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By Pugnacious
No, not all 2008's are affected. I think they...

No, not all 2008's are affected. I think they made to change to the latest improved ring (the part number ends in 247) at the start of March production. My 2008 GS was produced in February and I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,385
Posted By Pugnacious
If you use a properly calibrated torque wrench...

If you use a properly calibrated torque wrench using BMW torque specs you can feel the crush washer “crush” just as your torque wrench goes “click-click”. The washer only crushes properly one time....
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 21,381
Posted By Pugnacious
I received my Elka’s today. I started with...

I received my Elka’s today.

I started with the rear. When I tried to install the rear Elka I couldn’t get the bottom bolt to line up; something was stopping it from properly lining up. I tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,266
Posted By Pugnacious
Are you dense or just argumentative? I made the...

Are you dense or just argumentative? I made the comment that I was glad BMW offered ABS as an option as I opted out of ABS on my last BMW after having ABS on my previous THREE BMW’s. You said you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,266
Posted By Pugnacious
If ABS is mandated by government or the...

If ABS is mandated by government or the manufacturer the end result is the same. The main point of my post was I was glad it is an option. What part of that statement did you not understand?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2008, 03:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,266
Posted By Pugnacious
I’m only glad I still have a choice if I have ABS...

I’m only glad I still have a choice if I have ABS or not. I can see the day when ABS will be required (thanks in large part to the growing liberal “nanny state” mentality).

On my 2008 GS I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,993
Posted By Pugnacious
I had a 2002 1150GS with ABS and liked the...

I had a 2002 1150GS with ABS and liked the brakes. Good modulation and great stopping power. My 2005 1200GS with servo/ABS was a step backwards! Modulation was nowhere near as good as on the 2002, it...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 21,381
Posted By Pugnacious
You had my ZIP code wrong so I changed it.

You had my ZIP code wrong so I changed it.
Forum: Vendors 07-07-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 21,381
Posted By Pugnacious
I'm in. Just placed the order. Jerry

I'm in. Just placed the order.

Jerry
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2008, 09:07 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,905
Posted By Pugnacious
Elka's group buy

1. Harley Beemer - 1150GS, Front - 2 way, Rear - 2 way
2. AKexpress- 1150GS, Front- 2way, Rear- 2 way
3. Eatpasta - 1150GS - Front 2 way - Rear 2 Way - 240 lbs & Traveling Two Up
4. Pugnacious -...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,905
Posted By Pugnacious
The two way offer preload, compression and...

The two way offer preload, compression and rebound, the three way offer preload, Hi and Low speed compression and rebound.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 10:17 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,905
Posted By Pugnacious
If the manufacturer and a vendor are willing to...

If the manufacturer and a vendor are willing to work out an equitable price count me in on Elkas.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,259
Posted By Pugnacious
When I traded my 2005 GS for my 2008 GS I too...

When I traded my 2005 GS for my 2008 GS I too kept the bags. A guy in the parts department rekeyed mine for free in less time than it took to do the paper work. I had been given a very attractive...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2008, 10:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,905
Posted By Pugnacious
I would be interested.

I would be interested.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2005, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By Pugnacious
Purchase a $16,000+ motorcycle and then sweat...

Purchase a $16,000+ motorcycle and then sweat bullets over a $100 battery charger. I don’t get it.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2005, 08:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,396
Posted By Pugnacious
I capped a 96 R1100RSL, 2001 R1150GS and 2005...

I capped a 96 R1100RSL, 2001 R1150GS and 2005 R1200GS and have had no problems.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2005, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 592
Posted By Pugnacious
Steel handlebars to fork bridge, four M8 x 30...

Steel handlebars to fork bridge, four M8 x 30 bolts. 1st front, 2nd rear gap at rear only (as viewed in forward direction of travel) 21 Nm (15 ft-lbs)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2005, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,787
Posted By Pugnacious
Because they look like an after thought. The...

Because they look like an after thought. The charcoal canister on the 1100 and 1150 look like a black coffee can. The one on the 1200 at least looks a bit more official being make out of molded black...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2005, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Pugnacious
No problems with mine either. If you are relying...

No problems with mine either. If you are relying on the manual that came with the charger, you are right; who wrote that thing? I am sure you already know this but I will reiterate as I found it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,649
Posted By Pugnacious
The GS is a great bike but in the dirt (and I’m...

The GS is a great bike but in the dirt (and I’m not talking about a dirt road) it doesn’t hold a candle to a dedicated dirt bike with its non DOT knobby tires, weights better than half as much,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Pugnacious
No squeaks or squeals on my R1200GS brakes. Have...

No squeaks or squeals on my R1200GS brakes. Have they even tried to rectify the problem?

Please explain what a “corporate dealership” is. My guess would be a franchise that is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2005, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,695
Posted By Pugnacious
My guess is it is for sound deadening purposes.

My guess is it is for sound deadening purposes.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2005, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Pugnacious
I just give my seat a smack as I turn the key.

I just give my seat a smack as I turn the key.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2005, 08:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,120
Posted By Pugnacious
You will need an oil filter wrench. The filter on...

You will need an oil filter wrench. The filter on the 1200 is different from previous GS's. The OEM wrench is in the $65-$70 range but Jesse (of saddlebag fame...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2005, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,516
Posted By Pugnacious
The link you supplied says it all. Thanks! ...

The link you supplied says it all. Thanks!

I would have tied mine down like I have every other motorcycle for the past 40 years. I have never had an occasion to tie down and trailer any of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2005, 09:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,088
Posted By Pugnacious
There are no fuses on a R1200GS.

There are no fuses on a R1200GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2005, 05:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By Pugnacious
Can anyone explain to me how “heat cycles”...

Can anyone explain to me how “heat cycles” will facilitate engine break-in?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2005, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 809
Posted By Pugnacious
The new retail price for spoke wheels is $495, a...

The new retail price for spoke wheels is $495, a 380% increase! Heated grips only increased by $15 to $200. The overall price of a well equipped GS has increased over $1,000 MSRP since early this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2005, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Pugnacious
If you don’t have the proper Torx, a 12 point...

If you don’t have the proper Torx, a 12 point 8mm box end wrench or socket will work for this application.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2005, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By Pugnacious
I use three different Snap-On torque wrenches to...

I use three different Snap-On torque wrenches to handle most of my needs. One is 3/8” drive and the torque range is 40 inch pounds to 200 inch pounds (roughly 3.5 foot pounds to 16 foot pounds),...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2005, 07:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,844
Posted By Pugnacious
Me too!

Me too!
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