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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:25 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,932
Posted By Gompie
I can't find pics of how the oil drain system...

I can't find pics of how the oil drain system works. I seem to recall that when the hexhead came out, BMW had a reed valve system between crank and sump. Can't find in the parts catalog.
As for the...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,932
Posted By Gompie
Is there a major difference? Yes a wet clutch,...

Is there a major difference? Yes a wet clutch, but that clutch is not sitting in the sump. It's still the same old boxer engine with a fairly unique oil scavenging system. I'm just saying the oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,932
Posted By Gompie
Overfilling the sightglass a bit - don't worry

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=455604&page=all

scroll down to the post with the picture of the cut-away block.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,707
Posted By Gompie
“meet the specs” means it went thru some tests...

“meet the specs” means it went thru some tests ok. What tests and what results? I’ve got a Schuberth, what’s left of my brains is worth the money to me. Quality helmet, it fits me great (that might...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Gompie
Two more on kickstarter you can buy today. But as...

Two more on kickstarter you can buy today. But as stated, battery life is too short in my view. Having said that, there’s a quick charge supercapacitor battery one on kickstarter too. Combine the two...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 42,674
Posted By Gompie
5 years on mine, two bikes too, still going...

5 years on mine, two bikes too, still going strong, in quite different weather than northern texas.. One weak point is the one sided mounting in my view, that could put some stress on housing and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By Gompie
How much higher do you want to go?

I think for the GS, the first step is to get the optional GSA seat. It’s higher in the center, which to me makes it a much better seat as you can slide much easier forward. Then people have put shims...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,831
Posted By Gompie
I'm averaging less than 5000mls tyre life, and...

I'm averaging less than 5000mls tyre life, and half of that is touring with my wife on her own bike at almost law obeying speeds. The other half is in great locations under the sun. I've never had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,831
Posted By Gompie
I understand all that. But my theory is based on...

I understand all that. But my theory is based on this comment “Still happening at 80mph steady speed” (stated either on this, or the UKGS forum), and the fact the only thing that is in principal...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,831
Posted By Gompie
Try blocking the left hand radiator (partially?)

My theory: the left radiator flows more air (without the fan running) than the right which has the fan shroud and fan. The left radiator sees the coolant first, thus the air coming out has a higher...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 61,104
Posted By Gompie
If you ask me, FM radio is never going to work...

If you ask me, FM radio is never going to work well without a decent antenna. Headphone wire antennas are useless when moving. And I take the same goes for Bluetooth reach. So whereas the 20S seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By Gompie
I've got the flowjet too. works for me at 6'4" &...

I've got the flowjet too. works for me at 6'4" & raised seat. However the flowjet is mostly for the finished look. A simple test is to ride the bike without the screen. If more quiet great. But if...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Gompie
I've the soundears, this is my second set. The...

I've the soundears, this is my second set. The advantage is you put them in and that's it. Foam plugs can give the same noise reduction, but it depends very on how well you insert them. And when i...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Gompie
On their site they have a document with what an...

On their site they have a document with what an audiologist (any hearing aid shop) needs to do when taking the impressions. Basically a) deep, and b) fill up the outer ear). You pay the shop, and you...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By Gompie
on kickstarter – Earin wireless B/T earbuds

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1629248706/earin-the-worlds-smallest-wireless-earbuds?ref=email

Just battery life is on the short side (3hrs)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,912
Posted By Gompie
Are you in clean air, or really in the ‘dead’...

Are you in clean air, or really in the ‘dead’ zone behind the screen?

I’m 6’4” with 35” inseem. I ride my GS without screen (well a flowjet for the looks) and I’m only just in clean air. However...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,687
Views: 555,123
Posted By Gompie
Thought I have (I have no B/T yet): A mic is two...

Thought I have (I have no B/T yet): A mic is two wires only. A flip up helmet has two (spring loaded?) metal to metal latches on each side, which must be screwed in somehow. If one wires up the mic’s...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 384
Posted By Gompie
If the Schuberth C3 is still the same in built as...

If the Schuberth C3 is still the same in built as the C2 and my current BMW system 6:
- Follow instructions in the manual to take the inside out. I found the easiest is to pull the collar out from...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,195
Posted By Gompie
cold air on neck and in between shoulder blades?

I find that when riding in my airflow jacket and with a buff, there is fairly Iarge gap between the (low) collar of the jacket and the left & right side of my neck. Also caused by the airflow puhsing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,211
Posted By Gompie
I get my dealer to fit tyres. I get 20% discount...

I get my dealer to fit tyres. I get 20% discount on retail, and need one set/year. Unfortunately, that is only after 4000 mls. Pricing might be a little too much, but to me it's worth having the...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,702
Posted By Gompie
Where exactly in the helmet did you put the mic?...

Where exactly in the helmet did you put the mic? 140db would kill anyone's ears, and 33db reduction is not very likely either, at least not in the frequency range where it counts. Was the mic...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,702
Posted By Gompie
Foam plugs only work for me when fairly new, by...

Foam plugs only work for me when fairly new, by rolling them up completely (20-30 second job each side), and inserting them all the way, while keeping a finger on them while they expand. When I say...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,813
Posted By Gompie
33" easy waist for me, 34" length. Could do with...

33" easy waist for me, 34" length. Could do with 35" jeans length, 36" is too long. Shirt size I don't know, long sleeves for sure. The Airflow is about the cheapest in the BMW range, and still has...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,813
Posted By Gompie
33" easy waist for me, 34" length. Could do with...

33" easy waist for me, 34" length. Could do with 35" jeans length, 36" is too long. Shirt size I don't know, long sleeves for sure. The Airflow is about the cheapest in the BMW range, and still has...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,813
Posted By Gompie
I'm 6'4", 190lbs. BMW airflow in long suits me...

I'm 6'4", 190lbs. BMW airflow in long suits me well. I use the (BMW) windbreaker jacket underneath in mornings / at altitude. I only ride for fun, so I don't mind to be a bit cold in the mornings...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,180
Posted By Gompie
If not asked too much, i'd like to understand...

If not asked too much, i'd like to understand where i went wrong. :huh
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,180
Posted By Gompie
I hear what you’re saying, agree with the “crap”,...

I hear what you’re saying, agree with the “crap”, but my experience is my 2010 GS does keep up well, or slightly better, in the twisties at low speed. The friends I ride with (including RR’s) don’t...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,180
Posted By Gompie
more torque :-)

I've merged the graphs which shows the difference, and my experience while riding on my GS with RR's, even better. In first 3 gears the GS is king on the lower speed twisties, when the speeds go up...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,180
Posted By Gompie
torque

To see how different the 1200GS and R1000RR drivelines are I made up these torque/speed curves. This is just rough, to generate this you need a good torque curve to be able to create a table at...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By Gompie
From what I hear and read the issue with google...

From what I hear and read the issue with google glass is your eye needs to make a large change in focal range from road to google glass, and back, eg it will take (too much) time for your eye to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By Gompie
Well I'm 6'3" too, 83kg (need more jogging) and...

Well I'm 6'3" too, 83kg (need more jogging) and sitting on a 2010GS, with GSA seat, which I've custom raised by 30mm. So I'm sitting 50mm higher compared to a GS with standard seat in high. I just...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 12,939
Posted By Gompie
I need glasses too, I'm at ( I think) -1.25 both...

I need glasses too, I'm at ( I think) -1.25 both eyes. What I can not figure out is what oakley offers. Is it standard sun glasses with an additional corrective insert, or corrective lenses without...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,671
Posted By Gompie
Yes. I had my first set of custom molds done jaws...

Yes. I had my first set of custom molds done jaws closed, second slightly open. Last option is better, as when you close the jaws with the final product, it seals even better.

And re your earlier...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,906
Posted By Gompie
I disagree. Even on a new radiator, the...

I disagree. Even on a new radiator, the restriction across the radiator core is way higher than across any screen. Do a flashlight test, light behind the radiator, and how much light you can see on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,427
Posted By Gompie
I agree with JVB chicken strips are not the right...

I agree with JVB chicken strips are not the right indicator to to judge rider skills, unless you've seen the rider(s).

In fact very simple. The centrifugal force depends on (radial) speed and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 16,715
Posted By Gompie
In that case why just the 2013 bikes? Why not...

In that case why just the 2013 bikes? Why not every bike in BMW history? One problem with this thread is there are no facts, it's just hear say and/or opinions
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 16,715
Posted By Gompie
My take is there's no problem from a BMW...

My take is there's no problem from a BMW perspective. If one is capable of consistently demonstrating where the oscillation occurs, it would be in the area well beyond what is considered to be normal...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,858
Posted By Gompie
well riding at those temps all the time you have...

well riding at those temps all the time you have three problems:

1) initial start. Nothing but battery capacity / tender is going to help here
2) very initial warm-up: an electrical 220/120V...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 16,715
Posted By Gompie
I can introduce a "frame" slapper on my MTB...

I can introduce a "frame" slapper on my MTB everytime by letting go of the handlebars and sit staight up. It's predictable, I can see it increasing from a weave to a slapper by just a minimal shift...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,717
Posted By Gompie
might be worth looking at the BMW Airflow female...

might be worth looking at the BMW Airflow female stuff? Does look female & sporty. I use my Airflow (I purchased it because of my length, I'm 6"4) all year around. Suits me down to briefly 30F, with...
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