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Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,325
Posted By WindSailor
I had to go through this again - I was trying to...

I had to go through this again - I was trying to install an LED H7 in my high beam side and pushed the alignment cup off of the ball. Ouch.

So I thought I would take a picture to show exactly what...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By WindSailor
I tapped into high beam wire inside of the...

I tapped into high beam wire inside of the Headlight assembly. I do believe it is 'white'. I drilled a small hole in the dust cap - wrapped the wire with a small amount of silicone tape - and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,606
Posted By WindSailor
Hmmm... That's exactly how ours is set up... And...

Hmmm... That's exactly how ours is set up... And we have Harley riders with beards here too ...

What are the odds... If his bike has tassels (whips - that's what the Harley riders call them) on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By WindSailor
You know... I might just give this X-creen a...

You know... I might just give this X-creen a go... To tell you the truth, it looks better than the Touratech spoiler I've got...
Just don't know which to get, the bolt on or clamp on version...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,606
Posted By WindSailor
I carry one and strap it to the top of my...

I carry one and strap it to the top of my pannier. If I'm in an area that I think needs it - I use it, otherwise it stays rolled up.
If using it can stop me from having a bad vacation experience...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,931
Posted By WindSailor
I'll put knobbies on and try to follow me on a...

I'll put knobbies on and try to follow me on a fire road that has 3" minus on it - and see how close you ride behind me... Those rocks freaking hurt.. It happens.
I've got a big chip in my pickups...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 717
Posted By WindSailor
Yeah... I like that thought too... Sent...

Yeah... I like that thought too...

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By WindSailor
I really don't know of any battery that does well...

I really don't know of any battery that does well under 32 * F.
There are some very knowledgeable people here... Take your time and do some research...
I recently bought an EarthX ETX36C just to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By WindSailor
I don't know what an Xscreen is, but I have an...

I don't know what an Xscreen is, but I have an aftermarket Touratech attachment that helps.
There are several types and designs... They do help... But in a limited way.
They will help if you need...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By WindSailor
Thanks Jim Ordered - and going into my tire...

Thanks Jim

Ordered - and going into my tire repair kit. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,293
Posted By WindSailor
Yep... The original arse needs building... ...

Yep... The original arse needs building...

Real Cowboys that ride horses with luxury are on a strictly leather seat - no padding...

I would assume their response would be to tell the other...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6,785
Views: 1,235,740
Posted By WindSailor
Thanks for sharing that... I'll definitely get a...

Thanks for sharing that... I'll definitely get a set...

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 01:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 416
Posted By WindSailor
Ehh... Someone had these for sale on the...

Ehh... Someone had these for sale on the Internet... About $18 a clip... I'll see if I can find it...

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By WindSailor
I've been real busy at work lately... And I...

I've been real busy at work lately...
And I did a search at BikeBandit to look at OEM bulb covers between the years - big difference. Huge difference. Problem is I don't have an 1100 or a 1150, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,031
Posted By WindSailor
Cool... Sent from my Samsung Note 3

Cool...

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 977
Posted By WindSailor
Edit- I knew a guy that had a GSA and still...

Edit-

I knew a guy that had a GSA and still carried 5 extra gallons.
Old fart - true adventurer - said most people plan their route around fuel stops - he didn't want to do that... He said that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,545
Posted By WindSailor
Sheepskin pad and standing up for periods of time...

Sheepskin pad and standing up for periods of time ... Also on long trips the wife and I take aspirin to thin our blood a little... But we also make sure to get off every 1 1/2 hours and walk a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By WindSailor
One quick question... Are all the dust caps...

One quick question...

Are all the dust caps the same size etc. through out the R1100, R1150 and R1200 series?

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By WindSailor
Looks good. Also a larger cap literally...

Looks good.

Also a larger cap literally opens up the variety of LED Bulbs that can now possibly be used - where before the mod - it wouldn't fit...
There are lots of them (LED Bulbs with fans...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By WindSailor
I liked the idea of riding off into the sunset...

I liked the idea of riding off into the sunset with a dust trial lingering in the air...
Reminds me of John Wayne movies... Sniff...

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By WindSailor
Edit: The 3000 lumen LED is brighter than...

Edit:

The 3000 lumen LED is brighter than the stock bulb, close to the 3200 lumen 50 Watt HID setup I had with the Morimoto setup... Although not as quite as bright.

The color is 'whiter' than...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By WindSailor
Making it not curved - and a little more room -...

Making it not curved - and a little more room - maybe 25 mm up from the base and then straight across something like:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By WindSailor
Right now I would lean more to a whole new cap...

Right now I would lean more to a whole new cap with more volume. Something that comes straight out similar to the cap I put on... That way it would be a 'plug and play' option. Just transpose the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By WindSailor
Cool... This is my adaptation of the LED...

Cool...

This is my adaptation of the LED into the low beam side on my 1200..

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948701&page=148

Edit:
Or try this link:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By WindSailor
It's almost like you guys are getting the mA and...

It's almost like you guys are getting the mA and Volts mixed up...

The draw on the battery I don't think should change over time once the bike is off.. It should stay low...

Personally I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By WindSailor
I'll bet you that you're probably going to modify...

I'll bet you that you're probably going to modify your dust cap anyway... Definitely if you are going to do HID.

If you are going HID, then I'd go with a Morimoto setup. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By WindSailor
AFC 50 Is another option guys have used in the...

AFC 50
Is another option guys have used in the past...

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By WindSailor
Yep, that's another possibility... Good ...

Yep, that's another possibility...

Good catch..

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,686
Posted By WindSailor
Your dealership should have a 'help line' back to...

Your dealership should have a 'help line' back to BMW somewhere to aid them in this...
I would start unplugging components one at a time (ZFE, instrument panel, powerlet plug etc.) and see when the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By WindSailor
Nice write-up... Sent from my Samsung Note 3

Nice write-up...

Sent from my Samsung Note 3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By WindSailor
Very cool The times that I end up doing...

Very cool

The times that I end up doing something stupid - is usually associated with my right wrist - throttle.

One time I got into a set of curves way too hot and got air-borne in a paved...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By WindSailor
Go to the link I posted above... I never thought...

Go to the link I posted above... I never thought of flipping the unit upside down to see if it would then fit...
I ended up buying a SPAL fan and doing a custom install to make it work.
I really...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By WindSailor
Try this thread... ...

Try this thread...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=18757269


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Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By WindSailor
Some bikes have AC instead of DC. So a bridge...

Some bikes have AC instead of DC. So a bridge rectifier would make more sense - although the bikes I'm thinking of are off road bikes.
Second thought was of a noise filter - but no capacitor......
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,785
Views: 1,235,740
Posted By WindSailor
Put in a new H7 LED Headlight bulb - with mods to...

Put in a new H7 LED Headlight bulb - with mods to the dust cap to get it to work... Low side only for now...

H7 LED light
...
Forum: Vendors 04-10-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 353,100
Posted By WindSailor
Just finished installing the H7 LED in my 2011...

Just finished installing the H7 LED in my 2011 GSA.

I had an HID system already in place for 3+ years and wanted to try this out. I haven't rode it at night yet, but I've seen the pattern and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,824
Posted By WindSailor
Respectfully I disagree. The temp guage is...

Respectfully I disagree.
The temp guage is there for a reason.
I really don't think I have to go further on this...

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Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,824
Posted By WindSailor
Maybe a LEO can jump in here, but when I was...

Maybe a LEO can jump in here, but when I was considering this - the newer RTP models temperature controlled fan was computer controlled (that's what I was told by someone - right or wrong - don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By WindSailor
This happens to me on every single oil change -...

This happens to me on every single oil change - the old o-ring sticks to the housing.

Also when my rear main seal started leaking it started showing oil from the bottom of the starter - and was...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 498
Posted By WindSailor
Most of the people that I know use tire sealants...

Most of the people that I know use tire sealants in tubes - not tubeless tires. All tire services hate the mess those sealants make.
Personally I haven't had to many flats on a bike - so my...
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