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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By bobbybob
My dealer had both a standard height and a...

My dealer had both a standard height and a lowered GS, both with the new "LOW" seat, for demo purposes. The std. bike with the low seat is a LOT lower than my std. GS with std. seat. But the low GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By bobbybob
I doubt the kind of test ride you'd get from a...

I doubt the kind of test ride you'd get from a dealer will tell you much. But yes, right after switching to the shorter shock I drug my centerstand several times over sudden dips and pavement...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By bobbybob
Agreed--its all about "perception".

Agreed--its all about "perception".
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By bobbybob
Exactly. The Ohlins rep told me, when I was...

Exactly. The Ohlins rep told me, when I was contemplating going with the shorter shock, that the GS has "shock travel to spare". It does change everything but not to the degree of lowering a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By bobbybob
As does my lowered '10 GS. Lower, but...

As does my lowered '10 GS. Lower, but perfectly.:norton I keep the preload and rebound cranked up to avoid scraping the centerstand mounts on undulating surfaces at speed.

Or put another way,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By bobbybob
The dealer rep I was talking with the other day...

The dealer rep I was talking with the other day re. this "shorter issue" said the short spring would really become noticeable in the dirt, i.e. washboard, rocks, holes. On the street, not so...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By bobbybob
Firmness is in the butt of the beholder, lol:rofl...

Firmness is in the butt of the beholder, lol:rofl So yes maybe your definition of firmness can be influenced by valving and spring rate---BUT the spring itself on the shorter shock is also *shorter*...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 912
Posted By bobbybob
The net effect of lowering is you lose that...

The net effect of lowering is you lose that amount of shock travel. Therefore it will not be as plush as if you didn't lower it. On my 2010 GS I installed the Ohlins shocks with the spacer that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobbybob
They do sell those pieces-->> ...

They do sell those pieces-->> http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2013/Replacement-Parts

And the Mundo looks to be the exact size as the Zega's.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,120
Posted By bobbybob
The whole purpose of including the "reading of...

The whole purpose of including the "reading of the codes" at every service interval is to try and entice (read "scare") the owner to bring the bike in instead of doing the service(s) himself. Most...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobbybob
Wait until you drop it a few times and the cases...

Wait until you drop it a few times and the cases are looking ragged, THEN go and buy the plastic trim. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By bobbybob
^^Same here^^

^^Same here^^
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobbybob
Keep in mind the "Mundo" panniers are not...

Keep in mind the "Mundo" panniers are not anodized, just raw aluminum.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobbybob
Thats exactly what the rep told me would happen...

Thats exactly what the rep told me would happen to the black T-tech's. Powder coating is more durable for colors like black, but anodizing is great if it just covers the natural finish.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobbybob
Talking about the anodized black version, I was...

Talking about the anodized black version, I was originally looking at those but the Touratech rep. told me the anodized silver would retain their original appearance much better than the black. PLus...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,532
Posted By bobbybob
Looks like they simply left off all the plastic...

Looks like they simply left off all the plastic trim. Probably could do a few other things also to save a few bucks. The packaging they ship in is overkill and I'd guess they'd change it and save...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 850
Posted By bobbybob
I rode a friend's R with a Cee Bailey shield and...

I rode a friend's R with a Cee Bailey shield and the buffeting was horrible. But I have read where the (much) larger solutions, like Aeroflow, can help a bit. Typical issue with trying to get wind...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 367
Posted By bobbybob
The positioning of the aux lights is whats...

The positioning of the aux lights is whats important. Having an aux light on each side down around the crash bars gives better daytime recognition than just one bright headlight.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By bobbybob
^^THIS^^ Exactly same thing that happened to me....

^^THIS^^ Exactly same thing that happened to me. My bike had been stored with the tank half full so I am thinking condensation.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,640
Posted By bobbybob
What would be the "gains" if you did...

What would be the "gains" if you did this?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By bobbybob
Goldburg, what was the cost for that, parts and...

Goldburg, what was the cost for that, parts and labor?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,307
Posted By bobbybob
Thanks for edumacating us on this but if all that...

Thanks for edumacating us on this but if all that is necessary to "qualify" for Odyssey ownership, I'll pass.

A couple years ago I replaced the OEM battery in my '10GS "just because" but also it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,672
Posted By bobbybob
1) How long have you had the exh extensions? ...

1) How long have you had the exh extensions? Mine sounded even better a year or 2 after I put them on. Either I got more used to the sound or the muffler internals changed somehow.

2) Do you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,845
Posted By bobbybob
Running for a couple years now--still working...

Running for a couple years now--still working just great. Don't be tempted by the cheap look-alikes for $100 or even less--fancy aluminum housings are cheap but the LED's are not and the cheap ones...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,674
Posted By bobbybob
Everything I have read so far says the uppers are...

Everything I have read so far says the uppers are mainly for "show" and don't provide any protection, its the lowers that take the hit. Save some $$$ and go with the lower bars.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By bobbybob
I tried a Givi V46 with my Jesse's on my 2010...

I tried a Givi V46 with my Jesse's on my 2010 R12GS and the Jesse lids wouldn't open. Even with the Jesse topcase I now have its still very close.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,674
Posted By bobbybob
Any marks on the left side where something might...

Any marks on the left side where something might have hit it?

Long shot, but were there gusty winds that day? Funnelled down between those bldgs....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,674
Posted By bobbybob
Jim, I don't think a falling GS would "roll over"...

Jim, I don't think a falling GS would "roll over" crash bars, unless it was a downhill grade. I think it would stop the fall right then and there. When I went down on my 2010 GS (low side), that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,674
Posted By bobbybob
Damn Jim, that sux. I assume you did not have...

Damn Jim, that sux. I assume you did not have crash bars installed? Can't imagine all that happening with them....

Oops , never mind, just saw the pic. I don't know just HOW different the WC is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,169
Posted By bobbybob
The WC RT handles so much better than the...

The WC RT handles so much better than the previous, the steering is close to that of the GS, but the GS wins with that long-travel suspension--the new RT is still a "busier" ride than the new GS's. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By bobbybob
I mildly disagree with "do nothing". ...

I mildly disagree with "do nothing". Condensation in the gas tank can be a problem if there is empty space so fill it up. The more empty space, the more moisture that can condense, and cause the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,877
Posted By bobbybob
OK, I see those now. $1600 including the mounts?

OK, I see those now. $1600 including the mounts?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,877
Posted By bobbybob
I see where the Globescouts for the WC bikes are...

I see where the Globescouts for the WC bikes are not the "special BMW cutaway" style as in the 2012 & earlier, so you have to get different sizes for a "balanced look". Looks like around $1300 +...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By bobbybob
Stellar Phoenix paid version that I have will...

Stellar Phoenix paid version that I have will find deleted files on a flash drive or memory card. Like $80 or so but now I have it it's come in handy when my hard drive crashes.
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 271
Posted By bobbybob
Revzilla--$10

Revzilla--$10
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,695
Posted By bobbybob
My centerstand has 2 of those, one on each side. ...

My centerstand has 2 of those, one on each side. Identical!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By bobbybob
You don't have to use the Jesse topcase rack. ...

You don't have to use the Jesse topcase rack. Look for an alternvative rack that will provide a flat mounting surface you can bolt it down to, and that may also have grab rails. There are ways to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,079
Posted By bobbybob
I disagree. If the system did not operate with...

I disagree. If the system did not operate with the CANBUS protocol, the ZFE would not be able to control all these components separately, throw codes for failure/etc---and instead you'd have a fuse...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By bobbybob
Thats a valid concern. It would not clear on my...

Thats a valid concern. It would not clear on my 2010 R12GS using 10" Jesse's and a Givi V46 topcase. In fact, it was "real" close using the Jesse topcase I replaced the Givi with, and the Jesse is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 83,084
Posted By bobbybob
How about some real specific, anecdotal info. ...

How about some real specific, anecdotal info. Like "I use it when I blah blah...." "Easier shifting when touring" doesn't really say what that means.

Is it really less stress on the gears?? ...
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