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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By atwoodtja
Maybe a low fluid level in transmission case...

Maybe a low fluid level in transmission case combined with constant downhill slope left certain parts unlubricated and/or uncooled? Just a thought, I don't know how sensitive the older models with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By atwoodtja
You could also adjust the plunger on the clutch...

You could also adjust the plunger on the clutch master cylinder to bring the engagement point closer to the bar. The factory position is way too far out IMHO.

There is a small locking screw, allen...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By atwoodtja
Not sure about whether an adjustable damper would...

Not sure about whether an adjustable damper would help in wind, but I do agree based on renting a 2014 for 1600 miles last weekend that you can't tell the difference in handling or stability with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By atwoodtja
...extensively, and the anakee is best off road...

...extensively, and the anakee is best off road imho. Some people are bothered by the noise, but mine just had a hum every now and then. The next and ta2 are both a bit better on road, but not by...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By atwoodtja
I've ridden all three OEM tires Sent from my...

I've ridden all three OEM tires

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 228,875
Posted By atwoodtja
Something new to me: I'm using my nav v on a...

Something new to me: I'm using my nav v on a rented gs-LC this weekend, and I've found that some of the display preferences seem to come from the bike, or maybe they revert to defaults when you plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,652
Posted By atwoodtja
Just don't let your dealer dismiss it by telling...

Just don't let your dealer dismiss it by telling you they all do that, because they don't.

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 340,244
Posted By atwoodtja
And many of them eat rear brake pads. Soft pads +...

And many of them eat rear brake pads. Soft pads + soft rotor + linked brakes = check the pads frequently, at least once or twice every 6k miles, and keep a spare set of pads on hand.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 24,716
Posted By atwoodtja
I've been happy with my Anakee 3s, too. 5500...

I've been happy with my Anakee 3s, too. 5500 miles so far, and they look good for at least another 2k. They do make a bit more noise, but no howling, just a hum like a truck tire. Pavement grip has...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 536
Posted By atwoodtja
There are a lot of common serviceable parts that...

There are a lot of common serviceable parts that are not yet listed separately on the fiche, not just the final drive components. I'm assuming this just means you'll need to talk to the dealer about...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By atwoodtja
The noise on startup is typical of all of them,...

The noise on startup is typical of all of them, but I don't recall hearing the second noise.

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 340,244
Posted By atwoodtja
That would be a relief to know, just because...

That would be a relief to know, just because you'd have workers with at least some sense of history and pride in what they're doing and the product they're creating. Apologies for joking about China,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 340,244
Posted By atwoodtja
Right, the clutch cage nut is 36 mm, should be...

Right, the clutch cage nut is 36 mm, should be torqued to 250 Nm (with threadlock? someone posted that too on ukgser) onto the balancer shaft, which has the cam sprocket for the right cylinder on it....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,147
Posted By atwoodtja
I think thats just new tire carcass wearing away...

I think thats just new tire carcass wearing away until it evens out. I think my OEM conti did that a bit before it started wearing evenly. Good tire, just too expensive compared to the competition.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,459
Posted By atwoodtja
I don't recall anyone complaining about heat all...

I don't recall anyone complaining about heat all last year, and that's thousands of riders and miles. It makes you wonder if the 2014s have a different engine map or something.

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,882
Posted By atwoodtja
Did they say whether anything else was loose,...

Did they say whether anything else was loose, like the clutch hub nut?

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,963
Posted By atwoodtja
It depends on how far off-road you might go. Bars...

It depends on how far off-road you might go. Bars protect fine on flat surfaces, but if you're out on a trail and drop the bike on a rock that sticks out just right, it can punch a hole in a bare...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,603,988
Posted By atwoodtja
I disagree. They are at deals gap, btw. They are...

I disagree. They are at deals gap, btw. They are leaving plenty of space on the right handers for people to encroach on their line. Its easier to dodge on the lefthanders since the bike can stand up....
Forum: Beasts 08-08-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24,934
Views: 4,603,988
Posted By atwoodtja
When ground clearance is similar, it always comes...

When ground clearance is similar, it always comes down to the rider, not the bike. Doesn't matter if the hp or weight difference is 5 or 25 or 50.

Even when there are disparities, a really good...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 340,244
Posted By atwoodtja
If the clutch hub nut coming off can take out big...

If the clutch hub nut coming off can take out big chunks of the engine, that would be the first true design durability failure I've read about on this bike. I'm thinking I'll be pulling my inspection...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,662
Views: 340,244
Posted By atwoodtja
Are you way above sea level? The heat problem...

Are you way above sea level? The heat problem seems limited to only a few bikes, mostly gsa, so I think we're trying to figure out common factors.

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,920
Posted By atwoodtja
Probably the difference in handling between a...

Probably the difference in handling between a crashbar-and-spoke-wheel equipped GS and a GSA with the same amount of fuel in it would be negligible for most riders since the weight difference is less...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 661
Posted By atwoodtja
Your dealer should check the timing, it might be...

Your dealer should check the timing, it might be off. Without the camchain tensioner tool, its tough to check on your own. You can use a straight edge on the cam end flats and eyeball the timing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,948
Posted By atwoodtja
Yes, curse them for making the new GS such a...

Yes, curse them for making the new GS such a wonderful motorcycle! Damn thing sucked me into this netherworld of incompetent dealer buffoons. :cry If only I'd bought the KTM or Ducati instead, I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,948
Posted By atwoodtja
"What I wasn't expecting to see was a hand saw on...

"What I wasn't expecting to see was a hand saw on the bench and saw marks cutting into the wheel hub from 3 different directions. The marks went down to the level of the splines. They'd managed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,612
Posted By atwoodtja
Yes, you need to get your head examined...

Yes, you need to get your head examined immediately. Next you'll try to tell us Windows 7 is better than Windows 8.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,017
Posted By atwoodtja
There is a crush washer for the final drive drain...

There is a crush washer for the final drive drain plug and an o-ring for the fill plug, and don't forget the oil drain crush washer. Doesn't hurt to have a spare set of rear brake pads, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 20,653
Posted By atwoodtja
Yep. Get out the tread siping tool before taking...

Yep. Get out the tread siping tool before taking that into mud or sand.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By atwoodtja
Agreed, if they bled it and it still has too much...

Agreed, if they bled it and it still has too much travel, your dealer needs to take another look. I'm amazed they released it back to you with more travel than it should have, doesn't sound like good...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,280
Posted By atwoodtja
For those who haven't dealt with a water-cooled...

For those who haven't dealt with a water-cooled bike in a while, a tip: make sure the radiator cap gasket and the neck of the fitting are kept clean. Debris trapped between the spring-loaded gasket...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,209,961
Posted By atwoodtja
I'll try to keep this short, seeing this is the...

I'll try to keep this short, seeing this is the Ducati thread. Please feel free to skip this if you could give a shit about the GS :1drink

Lowest peak rwhp number I've seen for the LC-GS is 110,...
Forum: Beasts 07-26-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,414
Posted By atwoodtja
What kind of "set up" is available with the ADD...

What kind of "set up" is available with the ADD suspension? I thought it self-adjusted for everything, including preload and perceived road speed?

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Forum: Beasts 07-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,209,961
Posted By atwoodtja
I paid retail for my last bike, but the sales guy...

I paid retail for my last bike, but the sales guy also went above and beyond to close the sale, even throwing in a $400 optional seat for free and tracking the bike through the build and prep without...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By atwoodtja
The place I got mine done was this:...

The place I got mine done was this: http://www.mcwheel.com/motorcycle.html

Aside from the paint damage, you can't tell it was ever bent. The original bend was only flattened for about 3 or 4 cm...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 20,289
Posted By atwoodtja
FWIW, BMW has been highly successful during the...

FWIW, BMW has been highly successful during the past 15 years by putting cutting edge technology into their bikes: radical front suspensions, lots of nice touring features, better and better ABS...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By atwoodtja
I bent mine hitting a 3" rock in the road. Still...

I bent mine hitting a 3" rock in the road. Still held air ok. Got it straightened over the winter for $150 or so at a place in NH.

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,459
Posted By atwoodtja
My non-adventure LC behaves thusly during summer...

My non-adventure LC behaves thusly during summer in new england:

When engine temps below 212F, no fan, and the air flowing into the front collectors and pushed out the radiator ports by the...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,209,961
Posted By atwoodtja
II'm not a fan of the gsa either. The standard...

II'm not a fan of the gsa either. The standard gs-LC is just barely within my personal limit on wet weight, roughly 10kgs heavier than the multi12. I ran it for a while before deciding it was ok to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,868
Posted By atwoodtja
If I lived somewhere further south where the...

If I lived somewhere further south where the roads are not frost-heaved within a year or two after repaving, I might consider a non-ESA LC with custom shockes. However, in New England having the Soft...
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,209,961
Posted By atwoodtja
Agreed. I put 50k miles on my '04 multi, and I'll...

Agreed. I put 50k miles on my '04 multi, and I'll get another air-cooled multi or hypermotard as a 2nd bike at some point in the future, after my wife gets over the sticker shock of the GS purchase...
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