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Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 586
Posted By pfarrell
+1 just bought a GSAW from them... last of the...

+1 just bought a GSAW from them... last of the 2014 run... great people, great experience.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,977
Posted By pfarrell
http://www.carlemon.com/warranty_act.aspx ?

http://www.carlemon.com/warranty_act.aspx

?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 512,708
Posted By pfarrell
awesome. thanks for the info. i recently went off...

awesome. thanks for the info. i recently went off my bike at 80mph... 5K in camera gear was saved by a touratech rapidtrap aluminum box which separated and went flying down the road sacrificing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 512,708
Posted By pfarrell
love this setup—givi top case and aluminum side...

love this setup—givi top case and aluminum side cases...
anyone know what the mount is for the givi? looks like removal of the BMW rear rack (my preference) and replacement with something tubular...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,998
Posted By pfarrell
+1 for fuji X series. i had an x-t1, x-pro 1, and...

+1 for fuji X series. i had an x-t1, x-pro 1, and an x100s plus lenses in an f-stop case (google them) inside a 38L touratech rapid trap top case on my 1200GS. the top box left the bike during an 80...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,189
Posted By pfarrell
depending on year some kaokos come with an...

depending on year some kaokos come with an additional regular silver washer that's used to add space inside the throttle tube IF needed. the larger plastic washer is absolutely crucial for the safe...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,026
Posted By pfarrell
i rode a factory lowered '12 GS for two years and...

i rode a factory lowered '12 GS for two years and am now in the process of putting it back to the standard height (requires swapping out the side and center stands in addition to the suspension)......
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By pfarrell
a company called f-stop makes a series of "in...

a company called f-stop makes a series of "in bag" camera cases: http://shop.fstopgear.com/us/products/icu/pro-icu/large-pro-icu.html

that fit touratech top boxes perfectly:...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By pfarrell
+1 on machineartmoto, had BMW...

+1 on machineartmoto, had BMW ones...machineartmoto are better...
Forum: Vendors 05-06-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 35,449
Posted By pfarrell
for those interested in the armas suit (great...

for those interested in the armas suit (great suit btw), i switched out the RVP air knee armor on my armas trousers for the new D30 because it's softer. on extended riding tours i found the ridges in...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,213
Posted By pfarrell
metal mule with matched exhaust—but if you like...

metal mule with matched exhaust—but if you like to drop your bike testing your limits off road like i do—kriega soft bags which will fit a variety of frames—lightest possible solution and robust. all...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By pfarrell
no. the exhaust valve flapper was added in 2010....

no. the exhaust valve flapper was added in 2010. you would have to do quite a bit of work to make a transitional pipe piece between the header and mid-pipe. ...unless you are being offered a full...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,131
Posted By pfarrell
perhaps arm and hand positioning are playing a...

perhaps arm and hand positioning are playing a role in this? for instance when sitting in the riding position—hands on grips, fingers extended resting on top of control levers—from the crook of your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By pfarrell
right...to clarify...I've replaced mine with the...

right...to clarify...I've replaced mine with the BMW machined replacements which have a single part number...I have no explanation as to why there are separate part numbers for the stockers in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By pfarrell
might be different for older years...but on newer...

might be different for older years...but on newer bikes they are identical...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By pfarrell
what year gs? i had the right turn signal fail...

what year gs? i had the right turn signal fail with 4K miles on a 2012...it took a bit of wondering to figure out just what was going on. it was actually the cancel switch/operation that i think was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,133
Posted By pfarrell
i agree with def, having bought 3 new bikes in...

i agree with def, having bought 3 new bikes in NYC. additionally make friends with the sales person...obviously that's more likely to help you on later purchases...not really your first. guys will...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By pfarrell
i take the "complete but not crazy"...

i take the "complete but not crazy" approach...probably because my bike is new...so that may change over time...

this is a good write up:
http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html

in addition,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,391
Posted By pfarrell
i recently switched from a F650GS (first BMW,...

i recently switched from a F650GS (first BMW, rode it for 2 years) to a 1200GS. best decision i've made regarding motorcycles. just did the TLH on it....took the 2 day BMW off road course in greer SC...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,074
Posted By pfarrell
not tinted....but machineart moto makes a sweet...

not tinted....but machineart moto makes a sweet short "summer" screen....would look perfect on what i've seen of your bike.
Forum: Vendors 07-05-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 164,571
Posted By pfarrell
hey michael, can you advise on fitment of of...

hey michael,

can you advise on fitment of of the US tank system on an R1200GS? i have a couple of tail packs sitting around...
have you guys tested this on an actual bike? needs to be extra...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,097
Posted By pfarrell
looks nice. i didn't see the carbon fiber...

looks nice.

i didn't see the carbon fiber yoke protector listed...? who makes it? thanks!
Forum: Trip Planning 06-23-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,787
Posted By pfarrell
hate to say it but the BMW branded socks are...

hate to say it but the BMW branded socks are really smartly designed—i say this after trying several different pairs (lee parks, rev it, klim). wool blend, fast drying, small padded welt at top...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-20-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,186
Posted By pfarrell
your best bet in the city is a broker link...

your best bet in the city is a broker link (http://www.motosportbrokerage.com/). great people. i have the best and cheapest car insurance with USAA, they don't do bikes and pass them off to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,572
Posted By pfarrell
i had a 658GS for 2 years before changing up to a...

i had a 658GS for 2 years before changing up to a 1200GS. i found the 658 to be really not too stable in windy conditions, bags on or off and slightly farkled (tall screen, altrider bars). i added a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By pfarrell
i have no idea if this is related or not but on...

i have no idea if this is related or not but on the trip i just returned from my right blinker started to randomly come on. completely unpredictable. it seems that it's the circuit board for the...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 5,943
Views: 2,369,142
Posted By pfarrell
packed...

packed (http://www.thussfarrell.com/images/forum/2012-06/IMG_4829.jpg)
unpacked (http://www.thussfarrell.com/images/forum/2012-06/IMG_4774.jpg)
coffee time...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,325
Posted By pfarrell
+1 ..as a new (all relative) rider...i just...

+1

..as a new (all relative) rider...i just returned from the TLH and used everything i brought. but i packed like i was going ultralight backpacking. counted the ounces to the point that the only...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-02-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,140
Posted By pfarrell
some ferries require 4 straps...and depending on...

some ferries require 4 straps...and depending on traffic, they may or may not be able to give them to you...
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 164,571
Posted By pfarrell
thanks michael. um. yeah. effing awesome. ...

thanks michael.

um. yeah. effing awesome.

p
Forum: Vendors 06-01-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 164,571
Posted By pfarrell
hi michael, already have several kreiga bags...

hi michael,

already have several kreiga bags etc. big fan. great stuff.

interested in the overland 60. i have metal mule panniers on my 1200GS...will you guys offer a solution for their frames?...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By pfarrell
thanks for this. i've emailed them...i had the...

thanks for this. i've emailed them...i had the exact same issue, see post above.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By pfarrell
on a 2012 GS i have a remus header, metal mule...

on a 2012 GS i have a remus header, metal mule (scorpion) can and the wunderlich PC (having a paypal balance is dangerous!:lol3). BIG difference in smoothness of engine at all speeds...more power...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By pfarrell
having had both the OEM alu guards and...

having had both the OEM alu guards and X-heads....go for X-heads. also have altrider bars. the X-heads were a bit tricky to install. had a bear of a time on the left head, maybe due to part...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,703
Posted By pfarrell
you can also just install the standard GS...

you can also just install the standard GS part...it's "nubless"...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-31-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,843
Posted By pfarrell
i think people need to weigh their stuff...

i think people need to weigh their stuff properly—those of you that have said the OP is carrying a lot and then don't actually know what you are carrying in terms of actual weights is kinda...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-31-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,140
Posted By pfarrell
MSR makes a dedicated small light motorcycle tow...

MSR makes a dedicated small light motorcycle tow strap.
google it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,501
Posted By pfarrell
necrid said it. EYES UP. pick a line....and...

necrid said it.

EYES UP. pick a line....and then eyes up.

....big bike for a new rider though...just sayin...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,641
Posted By pfarrell
i bought a 2012 1200GS TB a month or so ago...put...

i bought a 2012 1200GS TB a month or so ago...put the breakin miles on it immediately after purchase...no buzzing
of any kind.... 5'9", 165, 30" inseam, stock seat in low position...in case any of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-26-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,126
Posted By pfarrell
my experience...

stats:
5'9"
165lbs
30" inseam

i currently have a 1200GS TB (low suspension)...after riding the F658 for 2 years...i've also completed the 2 day BMW offroad training course in SC, on an F800,...
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