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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By rdcyclist
On the LC, the flapper is a part of the...

On the LC, the flapper is a part of the header/cat assembly. If you change just the can(muffler) you'll retain the flap/cat. If you change the header, you'll lose the flap/cat. On the Camhead, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By rdcyclist
Well then, the Staintune is the one I'd get.

Well then, the Staintune is the one I'd get.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 505
Posted By rdcyclist
Akrapovic would be my suggestion. IMHO, best made...

Akrapovic would be my suggestion. IMHO, best made pipe currently available. Remus fanboys will disagree.

In reality, you're going to have a hard act to follow with the stock system. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 290,962
Posted By rdcyclist
Nice pitcher. Bike looks just like mine. Where...

Nice pitcher. Bike looks just like mine. Where did you get the tank knee pads?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,324
Posted By rdcyclist
For me, the ability to zoom the display from the...

For me, the ability to zoom the display from the wheel is unmatched. I run two GPS's during events and I was going to not get the Nav5 until I saw how it integrated with the bike. Besides the killer...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 1,025,428
Posted By rdcyclist
Yep. I've got access to a very accurate IR...

Yep. I've got access to a very accurate IR thermometer so I'll do it this weekend. I just had no idea until I rode it yesterday morning.

The bike is a 2015 model year, late 2014 build GSAW. Yes,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 1,025,428
Posted By rdcyclist
Left the house at 4am, rode 260 miles to the town...

Left the house at 4am, rode 260 miles to the town of Shasta Lake, Ca where the corporate offices and manufacturing plant for Russell Cycling Products resides. They took the one week old low seat I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By rdcyclist
Zackly...

Zackly...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By rdcyclist
That's why I don't throw those kind of parts away...

That's why I don't throw those kind of parts away when I fuck up top assemblies. You never know when you're gonna need 'em.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By rdcyclist
Wow. That's never happened before.:huh In the...

Wow. That's never happened before.:huh In the first box I looked in.

PM me your address and I'll get it in the mail.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By rdcyclist
I used the previous version (for the Hex and...

I used the previous version (for the Hex and CamHead bikes) and the wife is adamant we purchase these or their equivalent. Keep us posted on your efforts.

Since the WaterBoxer uses bolt on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By rdcyclist
I probably have one of those in a box from a...

I probably have one of those in a box from a coupla off road episodes that required headlight assembly replacement.:cry I just hafta find it. I'll go look later this evening and report back.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,945
Posted By rdcyclist
Please elaborate how it doesn't hold water and...

Please elaborate how it doesn't hold water and how it is off track. Everything I have posted with regards to this is factual and can be backed up. I have no dog in this fight other than I hate to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,945
Posted By rdcyclist
I know we've gone over this but I've got to jump...

I know we've gone over this but I've got to jump in on this. Maier ripped off the basic Mudsling design from Machine Art Moto. This is Maier's business model. The principle at Maier stated as much to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,525
Posted By rdcyclist
Excellent! Thank you for putting that together.

Excellent! Thank you for putting that together.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,732
Posted By rdcyclist
Have you ridden one of these bikes? Broken in, I...

Have you ridden one of these bikes? Broken in, I can totally see how this can happen. And with the stupid speedo clock? I'll have to be more careful in NH...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,732
Posted By rdcyclist
Excellent information. Thank you.

Excellent information. Thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 76,459
Posted By rdcyclist
Key: don't blip the throttle. On downshifts,...

Key: don't blip the throttle. On downshifts, close the throttle and shift. On upshifts, hold the throttle steady and shift. It's ridiculous...:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 76,459
Posted By rdcyclist
Yeah it is. I've taken the previous GS to Streets...

Yeah it is. I've taken the previous GS to Streets of Willow and it was a blast but for big tracks, I prefer to use a weapon more suited to the task.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 4,086
Posted By rdcyclist
Interesting question. Speaking to the OP's...

Interesting question. Speaking to the OP's original intent: I have never in over ten years of Hex and Camhead ownership had oil seepage be a problem when parked on the sidestand. I park and store on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 76,459
Posted By rdcyclist
I seriously doubt any dealer is going to allow a...

I seriously doubt any dealer is going to allow a test ride of a new bike. That's what demo bikes are for. As soon as a new bike leaves the lot, it is no longer a new bike and cannot be sold as such....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 76,459
Posted By rdcyclist
Taken from My New R12GSAW review: Gearbox....

Taken from My New R12GSAW review: Gearbox. Best BMW box Ive ever used. When I first looked at the bike, I noted Gear Shift Assist Pro was ticked off and I told the salesgirl (woman? Gal? Hot...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,732
Posted By rdcyclist
Yep, using the GPS for a speedometer works great...

Yep, using the GPS for a speedometer works great but why in the world did BMW spend the instrument panel real estate for a nearly unusable speedo? All they needed to do is utilize basic gauge design...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,732
Posted By rdcyclist
My New R12GSAW

Lets start out with a warning: Do NOT read if you are in love with your [insert the particular vintage GS you currently own] and have below average impulse control. This writer will NOT take...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,439
Posted By rdcyclist
Yep, this is a consideration. The later model...

Yep, this is a consideration. The later model Hexhead and Camhead bikes had over 500 watts of cushion. Most bikes use 250 watts to keep the wheels spinning and the lights on. The CanBus system on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,478
Posted By rdcyclist
I had one on all four of my previous R12GS's:...

I had one on all four of my previous R12GS's: http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-044-0400/Hard-Part-LA-R1200GS-and-Adventure-Yellow

If you're doing much hard off-roading, I highly recommend it....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 1,025,428
Posted By rdcyclist
At noon today I picked up my Brand Frickin' New...

At noon today I picked up my Brand Frickin' New Loaded to the Gills R12GSAW from SanHo BMW, rode it over Highway 9 to Scotts Valley, where I work and did so rather distractedly for four hours, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By rdcyclist
My 665 fits into my Nav5 cradle so I would...

My 665 fits into my Nav5 cradle so I would imagine the 660 will. You won't have any of the wheel control functionality though.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By rdcyclist
I've had three '05's and put over 250k miles on...

I've had three '05's and put over 250k miles on them over about eight years so I may be able to give some insight into that vintage GS. I was an early adopter and bought my first one in October of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 76,459
Posted By rdcyclist
Guido, don't bother trying to get the last word...

Guido, don't bother trying to get the last word in with Bade: The Kool-Aid makes it very difficult for him to think objectively and the hero worship from the unwashed masses here merely intensifies...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,679
Posted By rdcyclist
+1 on the "You've got to send Russell a seat". ...

+1 on the "You've got to send Russell a seat".

On the Bill Mayer seat, I found it to be a one day seat but better off road than my Russell. After a full day (20 hours) of riding, the BMS began to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,146
Posted By rdcyclist
A data point on the Maier product: Maier ripped...

A data point on the Maier product: Maier ripped off the Machine Art Moto Mudsling design shortly after it was introduced. I know this to be fact as I spoke directly with them after it happened....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,498
Posted By rdcyclist
This. Pull the beak and you'll see the hole for...

This. Pull the beak and you'll see the hole for it on the fairing support framework. There should be one on each side.

BTW, :waveKarl! How's Omaha treatin' you?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 920
Posted By rdcyclist
Inquiring minds...

Inquiring minds...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,299
Posted By rdcyclist
Russell. Yeah, it's ugly. It's the only seat you...

Russell. Yeah, it's ugly. It's the only seat you can be nearly guaranteed will work for hours after hours, days after days. Iron Butt Rally: Eleven days, eleven thousand miles. My butt felt the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,348
Posted By rdcyclist
Excellent points in that reply. I've seen several...

Excellent points in that reply. I've seen several big bearing seal failures over the years (two of my own) with the R12/K13 final drives and taken a couple apart to see what's what. In each case, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By rdcyclist
LOL...It's so funny how the FJR is the perfect...

LOL...It's so funny how the FJR is the perfect bike over there and the GS is the perfect bike over here, to the point of absolute stupidity on both sides. The [insert make and model of choice]...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,348
Posted By rdcyclist
LOL...Exactly. Is there a can of worms Smilie? ...

LOL...Exactly. Is there a can of worms Smilie?

In answer to JetSpeed's question: The big bearing in the K25/26 (R12GS/A) final drive is sealed, not open or shielded. One of the failure modes of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,712
Posted By rdcyclist
I beta tested three 05's, starting in October of...

I beta tested three 05's, starting in October of 04. All three had 04 build dates and all three had funny problems. I've got a 10 now and there haven't any funny problems with it other than...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,127
Posted By rdcyclist
OK, I stand corrected. Then why don't you expand...

OK, I stand corrected. Then why don't you expand on your thesis rather than dismissing the concept with a wave of your hand? Replies with unsupported blanket statements do nothing to improve the...
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