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Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,657
Posted By crazyhawk99
I am just joining this conversation as I am in...

I am just joining this conversation as I am in the market for new tires on my 09 12GS. Current tires are A2s and I have approx 10K miles on them, with probably 1500-2000 left and ZERO cupping.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,052
Posted By crazyhawk99
No worries. I will post and update when I...

No worries. I will post and update when I finally get around to getting it fixed. I am in no rush though. Also, since I do live in Germany, I wouldn't be surprised if they replace every piece...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,052
Posted By crazyhawk99
You may note in my post that I indicated "bought...

You may note in my post that I indicated "bought new", ie. original owner, yet I did NOT receive a recall notice. I am sure there is some "explanation". Regardless, I have contacted the local...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,052
Posted By crazyhawk99
Still have not been notified...

I have a 09 R12GS (bought new) and I have still not been notified. I am a little perplexed. I suppose a visit to the local dealer is in order.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 75,755
Posted By crazyhawk99
I don't buy that. The ECU, obviously adjusts the...

I don't buy that. The ECU, obviously adjusts the fuel ratio based on input from sensors it receives data from. One of those sensors is the ambient temp sensor. As I understand it, the Booster Plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,052
Posted By crazyhawk99
I own a 06 SLK 350 (actually the wife's car) and...

I own a 06 SLK 350 (actually the wife's car) and I am less than impressed with their customer service. I have had routine services done on it at 3 different MB dealers and all of them gave me the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By crazyhawk99
I don't doubt the computer hardware is the same. ...

I don't doubt the computer hardware is the same. It's all about the software, controlling the fuel and ignition curves and all. Germans are rigid when it comes to rules though, so there is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By crazyhawk99
That is interesting. For the 2009 model I have,...

That is interesting. For the 2009 model I have, Max's says:


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Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By crazyhawk99
Honestly, I am not sure exactly what parts are...

Honestly, I am not sure exactly what parts are added to comply with CA emissions, but I am very sure that the canister alone is not it. I would bet that the ECU is tuned for a leaner mixture/power...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By crazyhawk99
Yes, I understand that, but what results in...

Yes, I understand that, but what results in increased emissions standards is decreased performance. BMW does it simply because it is cheaper for them to make only one version of each model.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,457
Posted By crazyhawk99
It is my understanding that all US Spec BMW...

It is my understanding that all US Spec BMW motorcycles are CA compliant. Sucks for those in the other 49 states, but that's what it is.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,027
Posted By crazyhawk99
I run both H&B bars (cylinder and tank bars aka...

I run both H&B bars (cylinder and tank bars aka ADV model) and cylinder covers (hard plastic). The bars have caught the bike when I dropped it while refueling and prevented damage. Also, when I...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,712
Posted By crazyhawk99
Laugh Yep, those guys are Nutz!

Yep, those guys are Nutz!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,515
Posted By crazyhawk99
CycleNutz.com

You may also want to try CycleNutz. Good customer service. I think they are also active on this forum.

http://www.cyclenutz.com/Fuse-Panel-Relays_c_38.html
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 26,163
Posted By crazyhawk99
Wow!

I am really hoping this is a stab a dry humor/sarcasm. If not, you are poorly informed my friend. :)
Forum: Europe 01-15-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 83,309
Posted By crazyhawk99
BluWolf, What status are you coming over as, US...

BluWolf, What status are you coming over as, US Military, Contractor, independent worker, etc...? How long will you be here? Get your international driver's license thru AAA before you come. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By crazyhawk99
Update on "progress"

For those of you following the thread, thought I would let you know where I am. I haven't gotten a lot done since I can only work on it a short period each night after work.

Because I do not...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By crazyhawk99
Thanks for taking the time to reply in detail. ...

Thanks for taking the time to reply in detail.

As stated in my original post, I do have TPMS and I understand that the valve stem area (OEM stems) almost has to be the heavy spot, but since the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By crazyhawk99
Again, allow me to point out that balancing the...

Again, allow me to point out that balancing the rim alone to determine the heavy spot does me no good without knowing where the heavy or light spot are on the tire. I already know where the heavy...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 11:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By crazyhawk99
I appreciate the tip, but can you explain how if...

I appreciate the tip, but can you explain how if the tire bead is set or not will effect the balance? I can't see how that would matter. Regardless of if the tire bead is set or not, the weight of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By crazyhawk99
I understand what you are saying and that is the...

I understand what you are saying and that is the way you would do it if balancing a wheel that had an axle, but that isn't possible on the rear 12GS wheel. If you point the cones at each other, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By crazyhawk99
I don't think so, but I will check that tonight. ...

I don't think so, but I will check that tonight. The entire rig is completely new, including the balance shaft (No-Mar balancer and optional large cones).
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By crazyhawk99
As stated in my thread, this tire appears to have...

As stated in my thread, this tire appears to have no weight marks, which makes checking the rim alone pointless, or would have done that very thing.

As for dyna beads, assuming I haven't done...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,810
Posted By crazyhawk99
Balancing GS rear spoke rim problem: Help!

This evening I decided to try out my new no-mar tire changer. I can't say it was a breeze. I havn't tackled the front tire yet. After much sweating, I finally got the rear tire mounted and ran...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,025
Posted By crazyhawk99
Dennis Kirk

The only place I have found so far that will ship to APO/FPO at reasonable rates (both tire price and shipping cost) is Dennis Kirk. Most others, including MC Superstore either don't ship tires at...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,104
Posted By crazyhawk99
"Naysaying"? I don't understand. The dude asked...

"Naysaying"? I don't understand. The dude asked for opinions, a handful were supportive of a 12GS as a first bike and a handful expressed their concern at such a large bike as a first bike and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,104
Posted By crazyhawk99
+1 - couldn't agree more!

+1 - couldn't agree more!
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By crazyhawk99
For what it's worth...

Although I don't have the AST, I do have a new (bought last year) Olympia Viper. I am 5'9", 165 lbs. I have a "slim" build (no belly to speak of) I have the medium jacket. For me, the medium is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,390
Posted By crazyhawk99
Bang for your buck, or worth the money...?

Although not cheap, I think the 12GS is worth the money.

That being said, I don't think you will find it has the same "bang for your buck" as your V-strom - meaning the increased joy your are...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,104
Posted By crazyhawk99
Here is the link

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598870
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2011, 02:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 14,104
Posted By crazyhawk99
Not recommended

A thread with this question came up a while back (6 months ago?). Do a search and enjoy the read.

For what it's worth, put me on the side of "1200GS not recommended as a first bike".
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 06:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,837
Posted By crazyhawk99
To avoid IL tax, only do a temp registration

I bought a new car in Missouri a couple of years ago and immediately shipped it overseas. If you only do a temp registration (don't title it in IL), you avoid sales tax. In MO, a temp was valid for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,771
Posted By crazyhawk99
According to the owner's manual (pg 36), if you...

According to the owner's manual (pg 36), if you get "RDC" and the dashes, it means that particular sender's battery needs to be replaced.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By crazyhawk99
Mounting tires on GS rims with TPSM issues?

For those that have mounted their own tires on a GS rim with TPMS installed, I am looking for tips.

I will be using a No-Mar system and this will be my first time doing the mounting myself.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,339
Posted By crazyhawk99
I forgot to clarify, the Deltran Battery Tender...

I forgot to clarify, the Deltran Battery Tender Plus is available for "normal" or "gel" batteries. If you are ordering it solely for your GS, I recommend getting the Gel specific Plus. I am sure a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2011, 03:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,339
Posted By crazyhawk99
+1 The Plus is well worth the extra few bucks...

+1 The Plus is well worth the extra few bucks and can be found for as low as $40.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,339
Posted By crazyhawk99
You can pick up the Deltran Battery Tender Plus...

You can pick up the Deltran Battery Tender Plus almost anywhere that sells motorcycle products. I recently ordered 2 on Amazon for $40 each, shipped free.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By crazyhawk99
Sorry, didn't see that. Did Dynojet tell you the...

Sorry, didn't see that. Did Dynojet tell you the 2010 maps would work on the 09? I am curious, because in the past I couldn't get them to commit that 08 maps would work on an 09 and the 08 engine...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By crazyhawk99
PCV Autotune = PITA?

Spoke,
It won't be until summer before I can get to it. Like I said, I wanna make sure it is after the OEM warranty expires. They are anal here in Germany about aftermarket/warranty. They...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,010
Posted By crazyhawk99
ADZ, As stated in my original post, I have...

ADZ,

As stated in my original post, I have an 09. Your link was to maps for a 2010. There are no aftermarket mod maps for an 09. See link:...
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