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Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Born1944
Recommend rear bag for BMW R1200GS

It is an '09 but that should not matter. I've the Vario panniers.

Want a bag that can bungee on for more carry capacity. Not a little tail bag.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By Born1944
Squeaky windscreen

Is there a fix for this or not? My Cee Bailey screen emits squeaking when in motion. Parked, I push the screen in and out and it's the mount grommets squeaking against the plastic.

Did not want...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By Born1944
Trade me your stock screen for my Lee Bailey?

My bike's a new-to-me '09 GS with 10K miles. Guy I got it from put the LB on it at 5,000 miles. He did not keep the stocker.

The windscreen measures 17.5 inches from bottom tip to top. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,857
Posted By Born1944
Sounds like zip-tying (black zips) to the frame...

Sounds like zip-tying (black zips) to the frame in a good spot is the ticket.

Do it somewhere where electricals are run and ziptied already, key to the inside, and likely no thief will ever find...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,857
Posted By Born1944
Where'd you hide your plastic key?

It oughtta be on your bike, 'cause that is where you will need it when you have burned up your pants in the campfire, pocket contents included.

So where is the best place to tape it? Or not tape...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By Born1944
Vas ist das? Electrical, part 3 of 3

Help me understand my new bike, an '09 GS. The manual refers to a power outlet, and it is under the seat on the left side. I believe this is it.

Is it a "powerlet" type, into which I can plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Born1944
Vas ist das? Electrical, part 2 of 3

Help me understand my new bike, an '09 GS. This pigtail from under the seat, is hanging out of the left side of the bike, ziptied to the frame. Other than a tall windshield, the bike is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 556
Posted By Born1944
Vas ist das? Electrical, part 1 of 3

Help me understand my new bike, an '09 GS. This pigtail from under the seat, is hanging out of the right side of the bike. Other than a tall windshield, the bike is not accessorized. I downloaded...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Born1944
My, my. How tech. So what's the all-plastic...

My, my. How tech.

So what's the all-plastic key about?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Born1944
What is the key code and other mysteries

My new-to-me and about-totally-stock '09 GS has a little thing on its key ring, a molded plastic fob that has GKS molded on one side and what might be a key code stamped on the other. K followed by...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 606,706
Posted By Born1944
I have vacationed every year of my life in the...

I have vacationed every year of my life in the northern Adirondacks, and for dozen years ending last October, we lived there. I know all those places seen in your excellent photos.

Next time near...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,790
Posted By Born1944
RMNP is overrated. Too many people and cages.

RMNP is overrated. Too many people and cages.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-05-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,790
Posted By Born1944
You are going to Mike's, right? Mike knows BMWs....

You are going to Mike's, right? Mike knows BMWs. I bought my used R1200GS from a guy in Boulder and Mike's did his servicing.

Be sure to ride over the Indepence pass from S of Leadville, down...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-03-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 606,706
Posted By Born1944
Until last October, I lived in Lake Placid, and...

Until last October, I lived in Lake Placid, and for twelve years, rode every season.

The northern Adirondack roads see tough winters, and as a result need to be repaved every half dozen years or...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-02-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,351
Posted By Born1944
Couple of ladies doin the Ortega

Road bikes, but nice riding. Watch the line. Watch the slight hang offs.

Practice makes perfect. Bet these two have done this stretch dozens of times.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3,402
Views: 1,167,114
Posted By Born1944
A little east of Walla Walla, WA on US12. The...

A little east of Walla Walla, WA on US12. The wheat fields were gorgeous and the road was empty. I bought my new-to-me '09 GS a few weeks after this pic was snapped in late June. Was tracking the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7,205
Views: 1,364,622
Posted By Born1944
Which one's going over the Black Bear?

Which one's going over the Black Bear?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Born1944
Thanks. I'll call them tomorrow. Here is a...

Thanks. I'll call them tomorrow.

Here is a snip of the pic of the kit they show at their website. The L and R brackets are shown, and it is obvious the light yokes connect to the end with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By Born1944
Thanks. Am now pursuing information on the Baja...

Thanks. Am now pursuing information on the Baja Designs LEDs.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Born1944
Have you mounted Baja Squadron Pros?

My GS is an '09, and I am wondering about the fit-up of the supplied-with-kit Baja Designs Squadron Pro LED lights.

See the kit here. http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDetail?ItemNumber=497033
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By Born1944
Can someone identify the lights, cages, and bar?

What lights and cages and bracket is this?

Oh, and BTW, how does one upload more than one photo in a post. I was told this one was my limit.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-31-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By Born1944
POV video ride - GSA on the twisties

This set of videos has been up on YouTube for years now, and if discussed here before, pardon me for the repeat. I just came upon them a few days ago.

Search YouTube for "Shut up and ride - 1"...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By Born1944
Why have an on-off switch at all? Isn't it...

Why have an on-off switch at all?

Isn't it best to integrate them to the existing electricals somehow, so that the lights are operated in parallel to the simple HI-LO arrangement the US bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Born1944
Tell me more about these HID lights. Are they a...

Tell me more about these HID lights. Are they a simple swap-out bulb one does in the high beam light?

Edit: Lazy me. Did a web search and HID seems to be the name for a bulb kit, the bulb a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Born1944
I may choose the ADV Monster 60 floods instead of...

I may choose the ADV Monster 60 floods instead of the Denalis.

My dealer has mounts in stock that he says will work for the Denalis, and a pic is attached. I want to know if these mounts will...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Born1944
Thanks. Good information I will relay to my...

Thanks. Good information I will relay to my chosen bike shop.

Still wondering about the functionality of the setup. The light kit comes with what is described is a "lighted switch." I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Born1944
So, on my '09, I should forego the idea of aux...

So, on my '09, I should forego the idea of aux lighting, and instead swap out headlamp bulbs? Is that what you are saying?

Denali has a YouTube video that seems convincing. Watch it here and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By Born1944
Denali DX lights. Horn ON, lights ON

I don't know anything about this, so am asking the wizards here.

Want to outfit my '09 GS with auxiliary lighting, specifically Denali DX driving lights. Asking dealer about this that says lights...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 407
Posted By Born1944
Piaa 510 LEDs with operation of Clearwater

I am not the guy for doing this to my or any bike. If you want your kitchen remodeled, I'm your go-to guy, but bike electrics? No.

Wish to outfit my '09 R1200GS with Piaa 510 LED driving lights...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By Born1944
Excellent support from MachineArtMoto. They...

Excellent support from MachineArtMoto. They responded that their cups will not interfere with the AltRider cage.

Nice to have some assurance before buying.

The boxer's gonna look like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By Born1944
Well, thanks to all for the excellent comments...

Well, thanks to all for the excellent comments and leads.

Looks as if I'll get the AltRider cage and the MachineArtMoto cups.

I sent an email to MachineArtMoto an their "info" email addy...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By Born1944
Thanks for the replies. On-road for me. I...

Thanks for the replies.

On-road for me. I am 70 and wrestling in the dirt and rocks is a younger man's sport. Maybe a tiny bit of unpaved, but nothing uncivilized.

Coming off a very long...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By Born1944
So maybe I'll do both the AltRider tube cage and...

So maybe I'll do both the AltRider tube cage and plastic cups.

I know I can get the cups from BMW, but the MachineArtMoto ones look quite good. Anybody know if MachineArtMoto cups are available...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By Born1944
Why get head cups if the bars do the job?

Am considering what to do to protect the engine for my new-to-me '09 GS.

The AltRider bars are described by AltRider as protection enough so you can dispense with buying and installing head...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Born1944
OEM vs. the protection racket

As the proud new owner of a hardly-used '09 GS, stock except for a taller windshield (I believe from the GSA), and soon to live in Colorado where a whole lotta roads are not paved, I am wondering...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 410
Posted By Born1944
Dry for winter storage

Should an R1200RS be completely dry of fuel for winter storage of up to six months?

What's the process for draining? I've just bought an '09 GS but it's in a garage a whole time zone away, along...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By Born1944
Piaa LP530s but with the Clearwater operation

I've a new-to-me '09 R1200GS and have no experience working on my own bike.

I wish to add Piaa LP530 driving/fog lights and have the function ops be like what I just saw when watching the install...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,921
Posted By Born1944
Saw a couple of riders coming down from the bush...

Saw a couple of riders coming down from the bush near Boulder, one had a WalMart 1g plastic fuel can strapped to the tail, the other had TWO of them, and a Stihl chainsaw.

Walmart, yeah. Or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Born1944
Well, whatever the issues, it's mine now! Picked...

Well, whatever the issues, it's mine now! Picked it up this morning and rode it home in a steady rain, 58 degrees. Love the color.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By Born1944
'09 R1200GS, fuel strip failure

Buying this tomorrow, private party, 10k miles, new fuel strip installed 5 miles ago.

Am told by BMW that a replacement is not necessarily a surefire fix, as there is a design issue not yet really...
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