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Forum: Beasts 12-11-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2,985
Views: 520,886
Posted By love/hate it
550 watt alternator according to Cycle...

550 watt alternator according to Cycle World...read it at
http://touch.cycleworld.com/cycleworld/#!/entry/2014-suzuki-vstrom-1000-first-ride-back-in-beak-suzukis,52a3f76ce56d0bb8534044ca
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-07-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,125
Posted By love/hate it
Big bag of thanks to you Shu. I repaired 2 Nuvi...

Big bag of thanks to you Shu. I repaired 2 Nuvi 500's using the plastic. Also have a friend who bought the Nuvi 500 a long time ago based on my positive comments. His Nuvi has since taken on a series...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 223,101
Posted By love/hate it
Congratulations

Congrats on the accomplishment man. :clapYou have prevailed through all the trials and tribulations and should feel deeply satisfied. We armchair riders are sorry to realize this trip is drawing to a...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 223,101
Posted By love/hate it
Happy Birthday man. Still riding along with...

Happy Birthday man. Still riding along with you...well in spirit anyway. No doubt you are aware of the weather back home. You're not missing anything
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 223,101
Posted By love/hate it
Super Tenere Test Ride

Before committing to a new ST, you're more than welcome to take mine out for a day or two. Consider it as repayment for what I have learned from your RR. Just don't try to sneak off to Africa with it...
Forum: Ride reports 12-23-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 223,101
Posted By love/hate it
Holiday Greetings

Still following along and am especially enjoying the pictures. You seem to be adapting well to your new world. Sent Steph what was to be an installment on your report. I'm sure she and the Learning...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 223,101
Posted By love/hate it
Heat, what heat?

Following along on your RR, the heat you talk about would be so welcome back in the Maritimes. Looks like you may have found Heaven on Earth. Managed to Super Tenere the Cabot Trail on...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,314
Views: 223,101
Posted By love/hate it
Thumb PayPal

:clap:clap:clapJust made my firstPayPal installment payment to you. Thanks for the opportunity to give back and express appreciation for what you are doing. I'm guessing this RR is quite...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,950
Posted By love/hate it
Consequences of using lower octane

On the '07 R1200GS, 92 octane is recommended, but 87 octane can also be used. What happens to power, fuel mileage, and engine life/reliability if the 87 octane is used?:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2011, 04:35 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,397
Posted By love/hate it
Jvb youtube video

Oh Jim.....thanks a thousand times for posting that video showing how to install the alternator belt with the crescent wrench. You're making life so much simpler. BMW should be suppling you with free...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,397
Posted By love/hate it
R1200GS alternator belt replacement schedule

Some BMW sources show the alternator belt replacment interval as 40,000 kms (24,000 miles) and some show 60,000 kms (36,000 miles). My dealer says that the belt was also replaced with a different...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By love/hate it
Question Replace Hydraulic Clutch Fluid

I can find nothing from BMW that calls for replacement of the clutch hydraulic fluid on my 2007 R1200GS. Have I missed something, or is it good for life? Thanks in advance for your input.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,848
Posted By love/hate it
Thumb Gracias

Thanks to all who took the time to reply. I learned that the GS could run hotter than I was allowing, and that if the GS has enough oil, it will continue to run as long as the Harleys are running.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2010, 05:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,848
Posted By love/hate it
Cry R1200GS Overheating?

Can someone please tell me how many heat bars can be showing before the engine should be turned off to prevent overheating? I could find nothing in the owners manual. I recently had to pull over a...
Forum: Americas 06-06-2010, 04:12 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 28,198
Posted By love/hate it
No pictures...and that's something I kick myself...

No pictures...and that's something I kick myself for.
Forum: Americas 06-06-2010, 05:04 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 28,198
Posted By love/hate it
Trans Lab Hwy Update

Just completed the run on a R1200GS with a 33 l Adventure gas tank and the Conti Trail Attacks. My findings;

May 31 - Matane to Lab City
Good riding, no exciting moments. Road better than a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,369
Posted By love/hate it
Wee and GS Wind Managenent

I'm 5'9" tall and had the 650 Strom with the Madstad bracket and Givi screen as well as the mirror extenders. I found a great improvement in noise and buffeting control. As well, because of the large...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By love/hate it
Sargent seat height

I am considering buying the low model Sargent for my 1200GS. Can anyone who has this seat advise if the reach to the ground is actually easier than with the BMW regular seat. I had a Corbin which was...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By love/hate it
Thanks for the input guys. Under normal driving...

Thanks for the input guys. Under normal driving circumstances, I'll stick to the manufacurer's recommended 6000 mi. between oil changes, and perform the other maintenance according to the schedule as...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,178
Posted By love/hate it
Question Maintenance Intervals

My dealer is advising more frequent servicing is required for the 2007 R1200GS, than is called for by the manufacturer. I have always followed manufactures' recommendations on previous bikes and...
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