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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,571
Posted By gr8grins
Mirrors from a camhead.

I too didn't like the oe mirrors and the big round jobs from a camhead solved it perfectly. Bolts fit right and I was done in 5 minutes.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,387
Posted By gr8grins
A little practice and your brain will know...

A little practice and your brain will know exactly where it is. Don't overthink it. I ride in AS Toucans and Sidi Crossfires, which are both thick but after a few miles it's a no brainier. If I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,387
Posted By gr8grins
Like butta!

350 KMs? And you're already bitching? For the love of god. Go ride the damn thing. You will learn its quirks and find it to be an amazing bike. I have a 14 GSAW and it is fantastic! It took me a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By gr8grins
Oh hell yes!

They flash then go solid more brightly than normal mode when you hit the brakes. You tap into the brake light wire and they havn't thrown a code yet on my '12 GSA, '14 GSA, or my wife's '12 F650GS....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,323
Posted By gr8grins
Skene Designs P3

Simple install, works very well as I have had several people go out of their way to tell me how noticeable they are. I will always have them on all my bikes.
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By gr8grins
Toucan

I made almost every attempt to destroy a pair this fall on a 7k mile trip to AK. They stayed dry, warm, and comfortable the whole time. They're my go to boots now.
Check out www.atomic-moto.com...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,431
Posted By gr8grins
Worth...

Every penny. When I buy another bike a proper led headlight will be a requisite for purchase. I won't buy a new bike without it.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,058
Posted By gr8grins
WC without a doubt

I have 8500 miles on my '14 GSA and the only problem is picking the bugs out of my teeth from the huge shit eating grin on my face!
I had 2 cam heads prior and this bike is in another league. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,642
Posted By gr8grins
Rear lights

Skene P3s work fine on my '14 GSA. People often comment at gas stations and stop lights how friggin obnoxious they are and I simply say "thank you".
They do cost a few bucks and they are a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,173
Posted By gr8grins
Not surprised

Its a long story but suffice it to say if they were the last parts maker on the planet I would quit riding. They are one of the worst companies with which I've had the great misfortune of dealing....
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,726
Posted By gr8grins
Me too

NEVER AGAIN. This outfit is a completely disorganized bunch of liars. I would quit riding if I had to do business with them.
Shipping was late, package incomplete, parts didn't fit, lies from some...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By gr8grins
Atomic Moto

Brian at Atomic Moto is a boot master. He has years of experience both in the manufacturing and retail end and has helped my wife and I find just the right boot for our situation. He is honest and...
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By gr8grins
Good plan

Excellent idea! Thank you!
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By gr8grins
Hell yeah!

I need one of those too! What's the best?
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,128
Posted By gr8grins
car to bike communication

Hi All!
I am going on a long trip this summer and will have companions in a car for part of the trip. I would like to be able to chat with them using my Scala Rider G9. Is there any way or device...
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,406
Posted By gr8grins
light mounts for x challenge

I'll take a set.
PM sent
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,511
Posted By gr8grins
Temperature

With the GSW ambient temperature is less of an issue because the engine operating temperature is more controlled than in past models. This being the case, tolerances in the engine can be tighter...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,290
Posted By gr8grins
Go!

First: set the date (don't tell employer yet) for your departure. Carve it in stone. Make the hotel res for the first week. Pay for it. Now you're committed.
Second: set some destinations with no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By gr8grins
This might help

Here is a link that might help you decide. http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958437
My experience with Altrider has been the same as this gentleman's. Absolute first quality. Well worth...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By gr8grins
Be careful

I bought a set of crash bars from Happy Trails for my wife's F650 GS and they were very poorly constructed, they did not fit properly, and the return process was despicable. I would not buy anything...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,680
Posted By gr8grins
Just do it!

I have had a 2011 and 2012 GSA and recently UPGRADED to a 2014 GSA. It is phenomenal! To answer your questions:

1. YES it is worth the money. It is not a premium, it's money well spent....
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By gr8grins
Not true.

I have a ultra high pressure common rail diesel motor and the fuel is returned to the tank exactly as you describe and it is blatantly stated that B20 will NOT void the warranty. 71,000 miles and...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,993
Posted By gr8grins
Almost...

The Methanol used in the mfg process of biodiesel is destructive to some fuel lines, gaskets, and seals.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,676
Posted By gr8grins
I know!

It causes the oil to have to be changed. But what kind now that the ecu is reset? Oh, the agony! :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By gr8grins
Great idea! It makes sense geometrically but I...

Great idea! It makes sense geometrically but I tried it and it didn't seem to make a difference.
None the less, I really appreciate the suggestion.
Thanks!
grins
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By gr8grins
Tkc 80 question

After reading as much as I could about some 50/50 or so tires I decided the tkc 80s were the right tires. I rode a 1200gs with them and they were great on and off road so decided to try them on my X...
Forum: Thumpers 05-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By gr8grins
Yes

Good question. The wheels were balanced by the shop that mounted them.
Another note-
The front is tubeless and the rear is a "tube type". Could this influence it?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 989
Posted By gr8grins
Hf

Harbor Freight has a pack for 7 or 8 bucks that fit several different filters including the one on the '14 GSAW.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,344
Posted By gr8grins
White stuff?

Are you talking about the white stuff?
I asked when I bought my GSAW and my dealer said it is part if the assembly process and he would worry if it wasn't there. Mine looked like that when it was...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By gr8grins
Tkc 80s on an X Challenge

After reading as much as I could about some 50/50 or so tires I decided the tkc 80s were the right tires. I rode a 1200gs with them and they were great on and off road so decided to try them on my X...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,388
Posted By gr8grins
I'll check

Interesting thought. I will check. It hasn't changed from the Metzler Saharas. Do tkc 80s need different settings? I'm new at this so I am grateful for any advice.
Thanks!
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,388
Posted By gr8grins
Please help!

After reading as much as I could about some 50/50 or so tires I decided the tkc 80s were the right tires. I rode a 1200gs with them and they were great on and off road so decided to try them on my X...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,543
Posted By gr8grins
Just say no!

The dealer with whom you spoke is full of shit. He wants to sell you a bike now rather than the one you really need.
I know from experience that the ESA will not suffice to "lower" the bike as you...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,950
Posted By gr8grins
Klim

I go to Starbucks but not on my bike. And NEVER in my gear.
I just finished a 3,000 mile trip to Death Valley that saw temps from the mid 20s to low 90s and the Klim Adventure Air suit with the gore...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By gr8grins
I wear a Klim jacket with the cutout for the neck...

I wear a Klim jacket with the cutout for the neck brace. I have tried it with my RP3 and it doesn't work. The jacket needs to be made for a neck brace or you can unzip it just a bit.
Helmet is an...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,434
Posted By gr8grins
Neck brace

I used to have the same issue. Until... I decided to try a road ride on my GSA with my Leatt neck brace. When I feel fatigue in my neck I just rest my helmet back on the brace. It's really comfy,...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 159,819
Posted By gr8grins
Amusing...

I always feel badly for those that apologize for their perception that they incorrectly use the English language. It seems that most of the time their useage is more correct than those for whom...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By gr8grins
Yep

Thanks cug, you're right. Hopefully this will help others in the same predicament.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By gr8grins
2014 GSAW oem cases/locks

Hi All,
Can the lock cores from the oem cases on my 2012 GSA be used in the latches on the cases for the 2014 GSAW? I know the key would be different and that's alright.

Also, has anyone zip...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By gr8grins
Old lock cores

Does anyone know if the lock cores from the BMW boxes on a 2012 GSA can be used on the new boxes?

If so, how is one to remove them and install them in the new boxes?

I know the keys would be...
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