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Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 892
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Cee Bailey Headlight Guard

Easy on-off (Velcro), very tough, no adverse effects.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2009, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,170
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
6 Straps When Trailering

4 on the front (two high, two low), 2 on the rear.

Why? They cost $15.00 each....the bike...Priceless right??

Some will say they've never had a bike fall when using 2 or 4 straps.

I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Thanks to The Englishman

Saved me some time, hope it's helpful....at least the price is right.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Yamaha Zuma Motor Scooter Mirrors $12.00 Each

I'll have to dig for my old posting on this subject. Starts with the title that goes sometihing like this...GS Mirrors, I Hate Them. Message talks about the slightly shorter mirror and stalk...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2008, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,240,929
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
After 12 Motorcycles Finally Got It Right

You decide!!

2005 GS is one of the current bikes.

Picasa link for the bikes I've owned. Total of three bikes still under roof. Sorry no prize if you guess which other two are presently under...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,159
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Not certain as to the validity of this next...

Not certain as to the validity of this next statement (bought mine already cut down) but could a too fast a blade speed start to melt the Lexan?

Also, will not go back to the factory screen,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
I wonder if your Bike was built on a Monday :wink:

I wonder if your Bike was built on a Monday :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 480
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Have one, came with a cheap set of driving...

Have one, came with a cheap set of driving lights...BUT....not waterproof. My fog lights are linked to the low beam, via a waterproof toggle switch and relay. This way the switch in the on position...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
No real outside storage experience, but I'm a...

No real outside storage experience, but I'm a native Wisconsinite.

I would explore a cover that is waterproof and breaths....so as to limit the amount of condensation that could take place under...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2008, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,691
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
If BMW charges anything in the range of the price...

If BMW charges anything in the range of the price charged by Triumpn for a 2005 Tiger.....well, "prepare thyself".

One could/should clean, add locktite as previously suggested...but if you skip...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2008, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Assume you have the correct pads for the GS's...

Assume you have the correct pads for the GS's rear brake. The pad thickness is different for the inside versus the outside of the rotor.

From the EBC rep at the Indy Moto GP booth:
EBC Brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,488
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Hardly a non-bias forum member having sold a new...

Hardly a non-bias forum member having sold a new 2006 Tiger (old style) a year ago for a used 2005 1200GS, but now that I've issued my disclaimer, your decision could be influenced by the seating...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2008, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Agree with what's been posted so far. Another...

Agree with what's been posted so far. Another issue for consideration on any motorcycle tire is the difference between tread blocks (size and shape) between the center and the edge of the tire as...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2008, 07:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,310
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
On my '05 GS, I found setting 3 provided a very...

On my '05 GS, I found setting 3 provided a very stable and comfortable setting versus 2. My weight, 200#
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2008, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,240,929
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2008, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
I assume the new GS's still call for mineral oil...

I assume the new GS's still call for mineral oil for the clutch and not DOT brake fluid. Now, I could be wrong as I am currently 600 miles away from my '05 GS
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,199
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Just an FYI: My 03 K1200rs with ABS had a ABS...

Just an FYI: My 03 K1200rs with ABS had a ABS fault light that came on somewhat erratically...and to make a long story short, the rear master cylinder was low on fluid. Simple as that.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2008, 06:39 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 43,782
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Yes, I was wondering where he is also....trying...

Yes, I was wondering where he is also....trying to confirm the receipt of my payment.....checking statement gets sent to Ohio, and here I am in Wonderful Door County Wisconsin. Last week or so he...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2008, 11:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,726
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
6 feet tall, ride lots of back roads and some...

6 feet tall, ride lots of back roads and some interstate...generally keep the speed at 70-75 mph...simply a comfort "Speed Pace" for me. Bought a factory GS screen that was carefully shortened (i.e....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Thanks for the tips on this issue. Will check...

Thanks for the tips on this issue. Will check for any oil seepage, etc. At the minimum, I'll arrive at the dealer well prepared. Nicks BMW has been an outstanding dealer.....my first experience...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
05 R1200GS: A "Skip" in the Power Delivery?

2005 R1200GS with ABS
9,000 miles Dealer serviced at 6,000 miles
Always a smooth shifting bike
Pulls strong to redline

The Problem:

On shifting from 2nd to 3rd, or 3rd to 4th, or 4th to 5th...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,925
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Smooth After Major Tuneup

Quote: My bike was really viby (technical term) above 4500 rpm, 6k it felt like I was going to toss a piston into the weeds. After doing a major tuneup, the bike makes my not even broken in SV feel...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-23-2008, 07:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,032
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
I'll be there from Thursday until Noon on...

I'll be there from Thursday until Noon on Saturday and plan to camp (weather and space dependent). Only my second time there. Yellow 05 GS. Answers to the name, "Hey Frisbee"
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2008, 09:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,701
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Tool Chest Drawer Liner and Straps

When ever I load gear on the passenger seat I lay a non slip tool tray liner on top of the seat. This provides three benefits: 1) Some of my dry bags are somewhat slippery, so it keeps things from...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,701
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Yes, I agree with virtually all the posts on this...

Yes, I agree with virtually all the posts on this topic, and as of last month I bought my first set of ROK straps....both fixed and adjustable. Something magic about natural rubber and well wrapped...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,701
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Cam Straps

Personally I like Cam straps the best...why? On my GS I can secure one part of the strap (actually I make a loop) underneath the rear luggage rack then run one length of the strap above the load and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Sight Glass: Centerstand versus Holding Bike Upright

Owning my 2005 GS for about a year now, I continue to be well educated in the characteristics of this great motorcycle. I too am becoming more comfortable with checking the oil level in the sight...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,166
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
I could be wrong but the self cancelling feature...

I could be wrong but the self cancelling feature is based on a combination of speed and distance. To be quite honest, I almost always manually cancel the turn signals whether I'm on a BMW or my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2008, 12:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 808
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
I did the Radio Shack cigarette adapter thing,...

I did the Radio Shack cigarette adapter thing, fused and direct connect to the battery and I keep it under the seat. This connection powers my small Magellan GPS which also has internal AA batteries...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2008, 03:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 846
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
After 5K Miles using Front Setting of 3, I Moved to 4

and like the firmer setting....for me @ 200 pounds I felt 3 over bad in-town roads was too soft. My steering is sharper with no ill effect on bumps, potholes and railroad tracks.....with and without...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2008, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,856
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Have ROK Straps, Like Them....and One More Thing

I predict the arrows that are being thrown will result in a better long term relationship for both parties.

When I was in business, as a sales manager for computer equipment sold to banks, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-02-2008, 08:42 AM
Replies: 562
Views: 43,782
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Leaving From Sturgeon Bay on Thursday To Rally

Will eventually take Hwy 55 as I've been on that road before....Nice. Uncertain of my departure time and basic route, but if anyone has similar plans perhaps we can caravan or meet somewhere.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
THE SOLUTION IS PURE GENIUS. Are we lucky for...

THE SOLUTION IS PURE GENIUS. Are we lucky for this forum or what??
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,982
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Why take a chance and void the warranty to save a...

Why take a chance and void the warranty to save a few bucks? Seems like there are other ways to save money on overall bike maintenance issues. Such a small expense in the "big picture" of owning...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2008, 05:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,383
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Retired and on fixed income....this list makes me...

Retired and on fixed income....this list makes me very "weak in the knees". Awesome. Now, start planning your rides.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2008, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,570
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Amsoil 80W-90 is what my dealer used.

Amsoil 80W-90 is what my dealer used.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2008, 05:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,570
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
My BMW dealer uses Amsoil synthetic, have put...

My BMW dealer uses Amsoil synthetic, have put 3,000 miles on since that time, everything is smooth.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2008, 04:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,581
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Jeeze Whizz.....my spare is always in my pants...

Jeeze Whizz.....my spare is always in my pants pocket....that's what pockets are for......don't you know! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
I purchased FD magnetic drain plug from Nick's...

I purchased FD magnetic drain plug from Nick's BMW in Depere, WI, USA, in Fall of 2007
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2008, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,186
Posted By FrisbeeR1200GS
Flashlight and a Mirror: Check Your Pads

Checking Pads, front or rear, GS, or on many other bikes: Using a small flashlight and a small mirror will allow you to see the amount of pad remaining...you can get a good view of the rotor, the...
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