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Forum: Road warriors Today, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,067
Posted By ShaftEd
I have to say Cruise Control was not even on my...

I have to say Cruise Control was not even on my list of ďwantsĒ when purchasing my new bike this year. Ended up getting a loaded 2014 BMW GSW and it happened to have cruise on it. Well, I was wrong,...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By ShaftEd
Def, I agree on valve lash for Oilhead/Hexheads....

Def, I agree on valve lash for Oilhead/Hexheads. Once you have checked them regularly for a period of time, you realize they hold their settings well. I ended up checking them every 12k miles instead...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 499
Posted By ShaftEd
09ís were the last of the Hexhead with screw type...

09ís were the last of the Hexhead with screw type valve adjust. Very simple maintenance. The OHC Camheads have shims so a bit more involved for valve adjust. The Camheads have only slightly more top...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By ShaftEd
Cug, I'm with ya man. Sometimes I think I would...

Cug, I'm with ya man. Sometimes I think I would like to dump the GSW and get a camhead with Ohlins, but when I really think about it I can't give up those radial brakes and the factory cruise....
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,071
Posted By ShaftEd
I think itís possible to make a case for either...

I think itís possible to make a case for either bike. Iíve got over 200k miles on Oilheads/Hexheads and now 15k miles on the GSW. The new bike has some really nice features, but I miss some of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,387
Posted By ShaftEd
Wish I hadnít seen this thread. Iíve been riding...

Wish I hadnít seen this thread. Iíve been riding for the last 7 months unaware that I was being cooked alive with my GSW (ATGATT). But summer is now here in SoCal and itís been damn hot. Now Iím...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,193
Posted By ShaftEd
Haven't heard of a problem so far with GSW...

Haven't heard of a problem so far with GSW overheating. Did a trip recently from San Diego to Vegas, many hours over 100+ degrees and no issues. Could be a GSAW (different bodywork compared to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By ShaftEd
Try the rubber band around the brake lever and...

Try the rubber band around the brake lever and handlebar trick. Leave it overnight and see if it firms up. Sometimes works great and easy to try.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,742
Posted By ShaftEd
Wilbers takes the oem Dynamic valve/shock shaft...

Wilbers takes the oem Dynamic valve/shock shaft and installs into their shock body. They use their own spring and add extra manual compression adjustment along with they oem dynamic settings....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By ShaftEd
For my 2014 GSW, I changed my rear pads at 12k...

For my 2014 GSW, I changed my rear pads at 12k miles as they were shot. I didnít have time to order EBC so put stock back in. On the front I changed out the pads at 14K miles. They still had about...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,478
Posted By ShaftEd
I did some testing in the last few days riding...

I did some testing in the last few days riding without gloves to feel the heat areas. When it was around 80 degrees, the radiator heat blowing on to my legs was just a bit warmer than the outside...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By ShaftEd
Thanks Marc, Awesome info!:clap

Thanks Marc, Awesome info!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By ShaftEd
Marc, As far Iíve seen here on Advrider, youíre...

Marc, As far Iíve seen here on Advrider, youíre the first to try out the Wilbers conversion D-ESA shock. Iím thinking of going this way when my oem shocks need a refresh. I figure it should feel...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By ShaftEd
I dinged by rear alloy wheel on my 2104 GSW a few...

I dinged by rear alloy wheel on my 2104 GSW a few months ago. My local BMW Dealer in San Diego (SDBMW) has a guy they send bent alloy wheels to for straightening. Dave Moore Wheel Services in Apple...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,527
Posted By ShaftEd
I recall motorcyclist magazine put the older GS...

I recall motorcyclist magazine put the older GS size Heidenau's on their long term GSW without any issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 39,581
Posted By ShaftEd
Yep, donít know whether itís the clutch or tranny...

Yep, donít know whether itís the clutch or tranny itself, but after 15k miles on my 14 GSW, the damn clutching/shifting inconsistency still drives me crazy. As such I have gone ahead and ordered the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 17,156
Posted By ShaftEd
Yep, Chumley's post should be required reading...

Yep, Chumley's post should be required reading for anyone purchasing a BMW motorcycle.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By ShaftEd
Jim, I talked to Ted Porter some weeks ago, and...

Jim, I talked to Ted Porter some weeks ago, and the only aftermarket springs he had for the GSW was Hyperpro progressive one size for all springs for the stock dynamic shocks.

I asked if these...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By ShaftEd
Marc, Thanks for your explanation on the Wibers...

Marc, Thanks for your explanation on the Wibers dymanic shocks. This explains the huge difference in pricing. $2k for Wilbers vs $4k when compared to the Touratech Dynamic shocks.:1drink

Also,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By ShaftEd
Get the 2013 and you will never have to utter the...

Get the 2013 and you will never have to utter the phrase "Damn, my weephole is dribbling!":deal:D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,295
Posted By ShaftEd
On the WC bikes, ESA is more than just push...

On the WC bikes, ESA is more than just push button spring preload adjusting, it’s also the Dynamic Semi-Active damping that works in conjuction with ride mode settings, abs settings, and traction...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,591
Posted By ShaftEd
To the OP, Pls come back to this thread and...

To the OP, Pls come back to this thread and comment when you at least add another 0 on the odo.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By ShaftEd
I ran an 1150 with Y pipe and stock muffler, no...

I ran an 1150 with Y pipe and stock muffler, no engine management mods at all, and it was cooler than the stock bike with cat. Stock cat on that thing was a furnace here in SoCal.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By ShaftEd
KiwiKurt, I assume youíre talking about the...

KiwiKurt, I assume youíre talking about the Dynamic ESA on the WC GSís. Right now the only company that I found making a spring for WC GS oem Sachs Dynamic shock is Hyperpro, and those springs are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,234
Posted By ShaftEd
Looks like Mr Goldwing thinks he is the self...

Looks like Mr Goldwing thinks he is the self appointed law enforcement for all roads he rides on. Some people just canít let it go and let you be on your way. OTOH, you managed to get by these guys...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,450
Posted By ShaftEd
Who's a GS rider? Mostly, old men who can't fold...

Who's a GS rider? Mostly, old men who can't fold themselves up on sportbikes anymore. Yes at 56, and having ridden GS's for the last 14 years and 250,000 miles, I have to include myself.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,050
Posted By ShaftEd
I ordered direct from Australia. Took about 10...

I ordered direct from Australia. Took about 10 days to get to USA.

http://www.uniflow.com.au/contents/en-us/d320.html

P.S. I've been running the Uni for about 10,000 miles now. I don't run the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 17,156
Posted By ShaftEd
Unfortunately, That doesn't work out for me. I...

Unfortunately, That doesn't work out for me. I generally ride 20k miles per year. I burn up the 36,000 mile limit in about a 20 months. I don't even get two years out of the oem warranty. That is the...
Forum: West Ė California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By ShaftEd
Please move your bar to San Diego and I will come...

Please move your bar to San Diego and I will come drink beer and watch motorcycle movies every Saturday afternoon. Sunday is for watching Moto-GP and World Superbike (after your Sunday ride of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By ShaftEd
I can't see messing with it. The shims come in...

I can't see messing with it. The shims come in .05mm increments, so you would end up towards the loose end of the spec. Is that better? Maybe, but in my experience, intakes go looser over time, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,983
Posted By ShaftEd
Awesome, The pre 2015 GSWís with their lighter...

Awesome, The pre 2015 GSWís with their lighter flywheels will be known as the ďGSW SportĒ from now on.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By ShaftEd
I believe the heavier crank is for better off...

I believe the heavier crank is for better off road technical riding. I have a 14 GSW and while it works fine off road, in more tight technical type riding, it is not as good as my old 2007 12GS. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By ShaftEd
Lose the cat. Remus, Sebring or some such other...

Lose the cat. Remus, Sebring or some such other y-pipe.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By ShaftEd
Mine did the same thing. The screw to tighten is...

Mine did the same thing. The screw to tighten is under the left grip rubber where it meets the switch gear. Peel it back about .5" and you will see the torx screw.
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,892
Posted By ShaftEd
Moose Racing Sahara socks for those in warmer...

Moose Racing Sahara socks for those in warmer climates. You'll thank me later. They work!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 locked while out on a ride about a month...

My 2014 locked while out on a ride about a month ago. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what caused it. I managed to release the rear brake master cylinder plunger by loosening the 11mm lock nut and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By ShaftEd
When I changed mine and first started up, it...

When I changed mine and first started up, it sounded horrible. Finally realized that is takes some time to pump up the oil and bleed out air. Rode it around the block for a few miles and it was fine.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25,252
Views: 3,006,080
Posted By ShaftEd
Iím 6í2Ē and had the same problem. I purchased...

Iím 6í2Ē and had the same problem. I purchased tall seat foam and cover from Gutz Racing. Had the foam and cover installed by a local auto upholstery place. That and some 1Ē bar risers I picked up on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By ShaftEd
Ted Porter at the beemershop.com does have...

Ted Porter at the beemershop.com does have progressive springs for the oem D-ESA. Might help in the rear for two up loaded down riding.
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 945
Views: 144,793
Posted By ShaftEd
Looks like Ted Porter from...

Looks like Ted Porter from http://www.beemershop.com/

has a possible solution for you Wet RT owners.
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