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Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
battery issue.

Thanks for your replies. BUT, BUT, again...to isolate the battery from the canbus system I assume one detaches the red "hot" cable from the stud, then removes the ground cable from the battery and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Battery issue.

My assumption was that if I connected a standard battery charger to a standard set up on a CANBUS system it would cause a problem. As I said, which way would work to charge the battery avoiding the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Need some battery help: GS1200LC

Have a year old GS. Usually on a BMW charger when not in use, but let a friend ride it an when we got to my place,I forgot to unplug my radar detector (wired directly to battery). That was 3 weeks...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-21-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,809
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
'14 1190 Adv. oil leak

Did the search, got no where. Have a 3 mos. old 1190 Adv with a small oil leak at the back of the rear cylinder that appears to be coming from the valve cover gasket's rear most face. Gasket intact....
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 04-07-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,558
Views: 677,543
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Need some source help.

Yeah I tried the search program and came up with a blank screen...where can I buy a Wings exhaust canister for my soon to arrive 1190? Thanks
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-02-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
WOW, Forgot just how good it was!

Back in the fold, drank my coolaid like a good boy and just got my '12 990 Dakar. Had an '04 (bought in '03) and loved it to the tune of 10,000 miles in 5 years (had 5 other, bikes at same time, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,997
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Mobile 1 verses the others.

Before his death many years back,I had a friend who worked for Chevron. Among his many endeavors with that company he monitored oil degradation in NY and Chicago cabs, the result of which formed his...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Where canI find....

I'm looking for a small compact air pump to inflate tires away from home. There's a company that sells all sorts of adventure paraphernalia but I can't remember the name. Any help out there?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Fwiw Dept. Final Drive Fluid Volume

Recently took delivery of a 2010 RT, ( have a 2007 GSA) and looked up most recent advise on final drive fluid volume. According to several sources here and notifications from BMW NA, the amt. should...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,953
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Oil Consumption.

Clever math, but I ride about 20,000 miles a year on bikes!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2009, 11:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,953
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Gs Oil Consumption

Well I've got to chime in AGAIN!!! I've had at least 14 BMW m/c's over the last 30 some odd years. I have always...repeat ALWAYS... replaced the oil @ 600 miles with synthetics (RED LINE, Mobbile-1)....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2008, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,175
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Akra Options

I have used or ridden nearly every option for the older and newest iteration of the GS. A full Akra will make a huge difference without the need for any re-programing of the ECU or add on fueling...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,449
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Tire Preferences

Jim, it is interesting our feelings about tire feel. My 05 GS came with the Dunlops and I thought the were fabulous ridden aggressively (no chicken stips), but wore very fast. In this day and age it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2008, 09:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,449
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Contis

As far as suspension set up/ tire pressure: I have oilins, and standard recommended pressures for a fully loaded bike. I have a very great deal of experience with many, many bikes and bike/tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,449
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Conti Tail Attacks & Other Observations

I put new Conti Trail Attacks on my 07 GSA before leaving on a recently completed 4200 mile trip to the Ice Field Hwy in Alberta. Traveled at 80-90 mph most of the trip, agood deal at temps of 85-101...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 328,702
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Ews Help

Did a search, came up short. Am starting a 4,000 mile trip on my 07 ADV GS and have an extra EWS ring wit me, but looking at the key/ ring area on the triple clamp I dont see the wiring to the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,282
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Mega Vibes

Hey Learjock,
All boxer twins have a secondary harmonic vibration below 3000RPM. The Mega is much smoother than the standard and Adv 1200s above this RPM. I just installed the Akra full race...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 708
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Mega Bar End

Ray,
here,s what to do: Remove left, or l&r, bar end(s) and then shim the bar end with a few washers so it protrudes out a bit farther. This will allow you to clamp the mirror around the bar end...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2008, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,704
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Our Olins Problem

I feel your pain!! You are right, the spring supplied for the standard GS is way to stiff. I'm 170lbs and the 130 sping allows for almost no sag statically. I took my shock to Dan so I could reduce...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,251
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Rear View Mirror

I didn't use a right hand mirror, not because of throttle interference but I dont like the looks of 2. BTW, had achance to really evaluate my susp. mods today and the bike was supurb!!!! I ended up...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,251
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Mega Suspension

As seems to be the case withy many manufactureres, the Mega is set up way too stiff for my weight and roads I ride ( 170 lbs, somewhat rough pavement). Here's what I've found to work: Five full...
Forum: Road warriors 12-15-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,251
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Mega Moto Minor Tweaks

I've done a few things to clean up the lines of this pursange bike. I hate the rear view mirrors on almost all bikes that are not used for general purpose riding. To that end, I've removed the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,251
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Mega Review

Handling, handling, handling are the three best attributes! The motor is a known entity and you love or hate the boxer. This motor is, however, the best boxer so far in throttle response and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,251
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Mega Moto Review

Yep, I know, there's a Mega Moto thread in here somewhere but I'm too jacked to post in an isolated area. I own a standard 1200 GS thoroughly farkled to provide the best on road STANDARD, and an 07...
Forum: Road warriors 11-28-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,252
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
New Mega

Am joining the ranks of you miscreants as my Mega will be here any day. Do any of you know if the Touratech rear rack for the HP2 dirt bike is a direct bolt on for the Mega?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,168
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Twitchy Gs

Here's the deal,
The 1200 GS's do have a very sensitive front end. Any bar input results in an unusual sense of instability, but the bike actually tracks very well under all circumstances. I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,632
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Bedding Your Gsa!!!

Here's the easiest way: You'll need 2 ramps or at least a double wide one. Select a spot the keeps the ramp(s) with as little angle to the truck bed as possible. Put your tie downs in place. Now...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
New Paint Scheme

Ron,
Looks great!! I'm getting ready to paint my GSA also but am concerned with the type of plastic the above tank panels are made of. Who painted them and what type of paint was used( flex...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,181
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Syn And The Bee Emm Vee

I'm going to give my $3.00 worth. I have owned 59 motorcycles and 41 cars in my 63 yrs. Ive had more tha 20 BMWs. Catagorically I have used synthetics in all vehicles at the first oil change since...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Olins Fit

Thanks all. I wasnt sure about the fluid reservoir...so it is piggy-back! Looks like Olins placed a plastic protector over the shock rod...it's about time!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Olins Fit

Thanks, I knew about the remote preload wheel, but am more concerned with the remote fluid reservoir for the shock. Again, I'm getting the up graded rear with both compression and rebound damping and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,237
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
07 Gsa & Olins

I think this has been covered but those of you who have fitted Olins, secifically with the high end rear with remote or piggy-back, reservior, and hydraulic pre-load, any suggestions on placement of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2007, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 545
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
1200 Gsa Left Bmw Pannier

Inmates with said BMW issue alu. panniers,
Has anyone had heat issues packing things like rain suits or rubber bitems in the left (exhaust side) with stock muffler?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2007, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Useful Info For The1200gsa

I recently posted a thread asking advice for acc. light mounting and hook up. Thanks for your replies! I was looking for some sort of clamp to place around the crash bar (I dont have BMW's added acc....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,235
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
the 66'S

That tire is one of my all time favorites on the 1100/1150GS's. The subseqent Anakees are imho not nearly as sticky on the street. A smaller section tire will affect gearing (minimally), and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2007, 10:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,588
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Throttle Response

Here's a quick if expensive bolt on no brainer. Buy an Akropovic slip on. It will absolutley improve throttle response and torque where you use the bike the most! I own both a 950 and two 1200GS's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2007, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Electric Hook-up For Aux Lights

Looking for a thread on how to hook-up driving lights bypassing the CANBUS. Just did a search but didn't find the answer. I have a pair of PIIA 520's. Iknow there are after market fuse pannels used...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Radar Mounts

Thanks for your replies guys. Am familiar with the ram systems but was looking for something a little more elegant. Cyclegagets sells a mount that is a simple narrow clamp with a thin arm and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,081
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
07 Gsa Radar Detector Mount

I'm looking for a simple but high qualits mount for a radar detector for the 07 GSA. I have the BMW GPS unit on the upper windshield brace so I'd like to fit it in the space between the R or L switch...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2007, 08:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,747
Posted By MOTOCYCLISMO
Synthetics Early

I,ll add my $0.03,

I,ve owned 58 cycles and 39 cages in my 60 some years (51 of those riding motorcycles), and am a fanatic for break-in per the manufacturers suggestion. To date I,ve...
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