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Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,201
Posted By bobbybob
Interesting--is it metal or plastic? If plastic...

Interesting--is it metal or plastic? If plastic will it handle a heavy bag? How does it latch? The pics don't show much.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,516
Posted By bobbybob
Agreed. Who had one stolen? If its a...

Agreed. Who had one stolen?

If its a *real issue, you can rest assured that Touratech will design a solution for no more than $199.95.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,061
Posted By bobbybob
Agreed. But if its legalized in a state, then...

Agreed. But if its legalized in a state, then awareness must be heightened and exaggerated penalties put in place for cages screwing wid da bikerz.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 978
Posted By bobbybob
Not surprising is it? Brainiac sales rep.:norton

Not surprising is it? Brainiac sales rep.:norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,061
Posted By bobbybob
I think it should be legal in all 50 states. If...

I think it should be legal in all 50 states. If it makes you skittish, just don't do it!! Not like its required or something, lol.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,201
Posted By bobbybob
No doubt you're right. But if you ever do...

No doubt you're right. But if you ever do develop any hand pain, try it without just to see. That was by far my biggest complaint, and it came on gradually so I never really thought it could be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,201
Posted By bobbybob
Nice bike JVB, congats.:thumb But grip...

Nice bike JVB, congats.:thumb

But grip puppies--dang. Why? I just removed mine due to: 1) aggravated thumb arthritis and other hand aches 2) didn't like the increased diameter in general, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 527
Posted By bobbybob
Use a wire gauge the same as the wires leading...

Use a wire gauge the same as the wires leading from your Gerbings jacket. Pretty sure it will be 16ga. Check those heated gear extenson cables in revzilla, etc.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,220
Posted By bobbybob
Agreed. But replacement parts are such a profit...

Agreed. But replacement parts are such a profit center for BMW, you'd think they would see the trends, i.e. folks can get an aftermkt. unit for less than 1/2 the OEM cost, and make these big-ticket...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,220
Posted By bobbybob
According to Max BMWs fiche, you are correct. I...

According to Max BMWs fiche, you are correct. I was using Realoem.com which does not show any pricing for the unit. Thanks for pointing that out; it was my understanding that the oem parts fiche...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,220
Posted By bobbybob
I'm sure you are correct. Just a matter of time...

I'm sure you are correct. Just a matter of time before someone posts "OK, my Dynamic ESA is toast and it's gonna cost me $XXXX outta pocket". Thats what I am waiting to see, and what if any...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,220
Posted By bobbybob
Thanks but thats not the "Dynamic ESA" you...

Thanks but thats not the "Dynamic ESA" you listed. The Dynamic parts are still "top secret", meaning they won't publish the prices until existing bikes are old enough to be out of warranty for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,220
Posted By bobbybob
Interesting statement coming from you. Is it...

Interesting statement coming from you. Is it because you love your camhead so much, or you're skeptical about the waterheads? I Do like my 2010...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,220
Posted By bobbybob
Well, it cost *somebody*---but let me rephrase...

Well, it cost *somebody*---but let me rephrase that for ya: Has anyone had a dynamic ESA failure, and if so do you know what the replacement cost was? (not everyone trades every 36K/3 yrs like you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-15-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By bobbybob
NUVI vs. ZUMO--which ones?

Looking for a Nuvi that you can download GPX routes to, and that also has bluetooth so you can hear the turn-by-turn on your helmet com. Thats right, I want a Zumo without the waterproofing, lol,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,220
Posted By bobbybob
Dynamic ESA failures?

Anyone experienced a Dynamic ESA failure yet? If so, what was the cost (assuming it was covered under warranty).
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By bobbybob
Its real, alright. A friend pulling a trailer...

Its real, alright. A friend pulling a trailer with his FJR had his brakes quit just after turning off the Blue Ridge Parkway and heading down a steep switchback road, all he had was engine braking...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 933
Posted By bobbybob
You changed the oil 3 times in 5500 miles? Why??...

You changed the oil 3 times in 5500 miles? Why??

Yes, $500 for something you can easily do, so why even ask?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 935
Posted By bobbybob
I have the exact same issue. Did you ever get...

I have the exact same issue. Did you ever get this fixed?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By bobbybob
If this were the case, then I could wire up my...

If this were the case, then I could wire up my heated jacket using 18 ga wire with a 1 amp fuse and expect it to function--right?:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By bobbybob
You are right on the amps calculation--easy...

You are right on the amps calculation--easy enough. Wire the red lead directly to your battery positive and everything plugged into the fuseblock will always have power going to it. There is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,350
Posted By bobbybob
Slipper clutch

I have read reviews and experienced first hand (test ride) that the springs on the slipper clutch are soft, to the point that trying to ride slowly while feathering the clutch at higher rpm's results...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,076
Posted By bobbybob
Eff the effing effers! :clap

Eff the effing effers! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By bobbybob
Your bike will become ill.:norton

Your bike will become ill.:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By bobbybob
Just a theory--gravity--pointed steeply downhill...

Just a theory--gravity--pointed steeply downhill caused something in the transmission to move where it shouldn't and locked the shifting mechanism. Only thing I can think of. How many miles on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By bobbybob
Agreed--and my old ones looked just like the one...

Agreed--and my old ones looked just like the one on the right, maybe a little worse. The degraded performance just snuck up on me gradually.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By bobbybob
Run 'em as long as you want. But anecdotally, my...

Run 'em as long as you want. But anecdotally, my bike idles smoother and has less pop-on-decel after changing them at 30K.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By bobbybob
Yes, the plugs may still *fire* after 50K or...

Yes, the plugs may still *fire* after 50K or maybe even 100K but look at the electrodes. They will be eroded which effectively increases the gap, making mis-fires more frequent. I change mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,941
Posted By bobbybob
I will bet you that if the dealer refunds the...

I will bet you that if the dealer refunds the full cost, the offer of a new drive for $1000 will disappear.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,643
Posted By bobbybob
I always buy with an eye towards resale, and...

I always buy with an eye towards resale, and miles are awfully important--witnessed here by your willingness to pay $11K for either an '08 or an '09! :hmmmmm In other words, the '08 is worth the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By bobbybob
Pls keep us in the loop. Some interest here...

Pls keep us in the loop. Some interest here also. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,954
Posted By bobbybob
Agreed

I came from a2007RT to a 2010 GS . The camhead is so much torquier and fun to ride. Def worth a switch!!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,836
Posted By bobbybob
The cause is that the module is bad and you have...

The cause is that the module is bad and you have to brake hard enough to trigger the ABS circuitry before it tells you its bad, by way of the blinking light. Mine also did exactly this
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By bobbybob
Be sure to torque the muffler clamp to spec ...

Be sure to torque the muffler clamp to spec which is quite high. dont use 'feel' or you will under torque it .
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,427
Posted By bobbybob
Read this post and the other 3 links that are...

Read this post and the other 3 links that are posted in it. Then stop worrying.:D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938172

Esp. read the parts about sitting 2+ weeks and ethanol...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,782
Posted By bobbybob
I kinda like the top photo. Hey, all that really...

I kinda like the top photo. Hey, all that really matters is that YOU like it! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,471
Posted By bobbybob
In the pic of the 2 bikes, the low seat seems to...

In the pic of the 2 bikes, the low seat seems to have quite a forward slant. Does that tend to slide you forward too much?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-22-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,488
Posted By bobbybob
Marc, unless something has changed, Iphones don't...

Marc, unless something has changed, Iphones don't support routing, i.e. creating a route and uploading it. I would not want to try and create a route ON an iphone screen, I'd rather have the sharp...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,345
Posted By bobbybob
I meticulously cleaned mine and used a water...

I meticulously cleaned mine and used a water based silicon spray lube, nice and slippery. Didn't help one bit! I agree with previous posters, Varios SUCK. Big time. They are crap. Mine had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By bobbybob
Could be a drain, or just a new-bad battery, as...

Could be a drain, or just a new-bad battery, as stated previously. Find a "known-good" battery, like in your car. Disconnect the bikes battery before jumping to the terminals, since the bad battery...
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