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Forum: Rallies 07-01-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 147,279
Posted By htbyron
Lots o fun was had. I could only get there from...

Lots o fun was had. I could only get there from Fri night through Sun morning, but the new tent held up to the rain very well, and the riding was great.

Special thanks to Kyle, Casey, and Aaron...
Forum: Rallies 07-01-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 147,279
Posted By htbyron
Great to meet you both. Many thanks for leading...

Great to meet you both. Many thanks for leading our ride on Saturday. That was good fun! Congrats on the nuptials & have a great trip to Maine once you get that bearing fixed.
Forum: Rallies 06-16-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 147,279
Posted By htbyron
Bigdagwood and I will be there, camping in the...

Bigdagwood and I will be there, camping in the hot and riding the big pigs on the WV/KY trails. Looking forward to my first BYOB. So what am I supposed to bring again? :freaky :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,647
Posted By htbyron
Yep, I did the cable reroute on both my 05 GS and...

Yep, I did the cable reroute on both my 05 GS and my new 14 GSW (the zip-tie was only necessary on the GSW). Very easy, even for a mechanical dunce with all thumbs. I also have the Rox adjustable...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,538
Posted By htbyron
+2 My dealer told me that if the check oil...

+2 My dealer told me that if the check oil indicator comes on to look at the sight glass (centerstand on level ground, engine off for 5 minutes, per manual) -- more often than not, the oil level...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-18-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,219
Posted By htbyron
That makes sense. Sorry for the confusion.

That makes sense. Sorry for the confusion.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-13-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,219
Posted By htbyron
Dan (and others): I have a question about...

Dan (and others): I have a question about exporting a GPX from furkot on your phone's browser -- How do you get the GPX file from your phone to the Garmin GPS?

I am using android rather than...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 576
Posted By htbyron
+1 I installed a Kaoko on my 05 GS right...

+1

I installed a Kaoko on my 05 GS right away and loved it the whole 9 years I rode it. Worked perfectly every time -- no fiddling needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 110,875
Posted By htbyron
lower gears

Thanks all for the feedback. That's consistent with what I heard from the dealer. I think it won't be that useful to me in most of my day-to-day riding, so I will probably skip it for now.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 110,875
Posted By htbyron
I've been thinking about getting the GSAPro on my...

I've been thinking about getting the GSAPro on my 14 GSW. My commute is short and in city traffic, so lots of shifts from 0-1-2-3. Obviously the shift assist doesn't do anything from full stop into...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 22,078
Posted By htbyron
Hey Jim -- congrats on the new ride, and welcome...

Hey Jim -- congrats on the new ride, and welcome to the LC Club! I hadn't checked the site for a while so I missed this thread.

If you are still considering tubular cylinder guards, I am happy...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,136
Posted By htbyron
Thank you! Sorry for the double post.

Thank you! Sorry for the double post.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,071
Posted By htbyron
Thank you, Jim!

Thank you, Jim!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,071
Posted By htbyron
Jim: Can you explain how you torque them? I am...

Jim: Can you explain how you torque them? I am about to install Rox pivoting risers on my 2014 GSW, and I expect to reroute the cables to the outside of the fork tubes. (I did it many years ago on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,136
Posted By htbyron
My Rox pivoting risers arrived today & I will be...

My Rox pivoting risers arrived today & I will be installing them tomorrow on my '14 GSW. As on my 05 GS, I expect to drop the fork tubes and reroute the lines to the outside of the forks (I realize...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,289
Posted By htbyron
I don't remember now what BMW recommended for my...

I don't remember now what BMW recommended for my 2005 R1200GS, but on the 2014 wethead, the manual recommends 36.3 psi (2.5 bar) for the front and 42.1 psi (2.9 bar) for the rear.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,961
Posted By htbyron
Here's what Black Dog says: ...

Here's what Black Dog says:



http://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-shop/bike/bmw-r1200gsa-lc/heidenau-k60-dual-sport-tires-detail.html

I would like to get this tire for my GSW next, and am looking...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,561
Posted By htbyron
Cool -- thanks, Botch. Intriguiing idea, but I...

Cool -- thanks, Botch. Intriguiing idea, but I think Iwill go with the tried and true (for me) Fastway evo.

I can't answer Kurt1305's question from experience, but the Altrider site lists the F3...
Forum: Vendors 07-05-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 81,942
Posted By htbyron
Got it today -- that was quick! Thanks, Rob. ...

Got it today -- that was quick! Thanks, Rob.

Very nice piece of kit. I tried it out to top off the tires and everything worked smoothly. The pump is a little bigger than I imagined, but well...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,561
Posted By htbyron
Thanks to all for the great feedback and info. ...

Thanks to all for the great feedback and info. Sounds like most folks are happy with the options they selected, so I probably can't go wrong with any of them.

I don't think I want to move my feet...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,561
Posted By htbyron
footpegs for GSW: SW Motech, Fastway, Pivot Pegz?

So I rode a bunch of gravel standing up this past weekend on my 2014 GSW, and my feet were killing me with the stock pegs: way too narrow, not enough platform to distribute the standing weight. On...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 911,529
Posted By htbyron
Finally getting around to ordering a couple of...

Finally getting around to ordering a couple of stickers -- 8 years later! :D
I keep waving to other inmates on the road and they look at me like I'm on a Harley or something. Maybe this will prove...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 81,942
Posted By htbyron
Just placed an order after coming back to this...

Just placed an order after coming back to this thread many times and dithering. :rofl (I included a request to add a BMW plug in the paypal note.)

I'm looking forward to what looks like a fine...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By htbyron
+1 Obviously, seat comfort is a very...

+1

Obviously, seat comfort is a very personal and subjective thing. I find the comfort of the LC GS seat to be a vast improvement over the 05 GS, even though my 05 had been modified by shaving...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-12-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,774
Posted By htbyron
never mind

never mind
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 06-12-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,774
Posted By htbyron
Never mind -- see below (thanks, JR356)

Never mind -- see below (thanks, JR356)
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,709
Views: 209,192
Posted By htbyron
Got it!

Many thanks for all the work putting this together. Looks like tons of fun to explore in one of my favorite areas.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-27-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,280
Views: 125,395
Posted By htbyron
Awesome! I have the r3, and I wonder how much...

Awesome! I have the r3, and I wonder how much different the new version is. I've been leery about riding it with the new GS LC. Is the new one any more forgiving for big pigs (and wusses like me)?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,969
Posted By htbyron
I rode a 97 R1100RT for 7 years before picking up...

I rode a 97 R1100RT for 7 years before picking up my first GS (an 05). I agree with Drachenfels and the excellent detailed comparo. I have also ridden a recently retired RT-P (as a loaner from my...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,538
Posted By htbyron
BMW CANBUS compatible?

I have a 2014 R1200GS and I usually commute with a vario topcase only. The topcase sticks out pretty far, and I am concerned that it obscures the brake light, so I am looking for a lightbar that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,718
Posted By htbyron
I paid sticker last month for my 14 GSW (but no...

I paid sticker last month for my 14 GSW (but no extra charges from the dealer). First new bike I've ever bought (I bought my 05 GS and 97 RT used). Yes, it's expensive. If you want a used one,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By htbyron
SPX is correct, as my dealer explained when I...

SPX is correct, as my dealer explained when I picked up the bike, check oil level 5 minutes after shutting the bike off, on the centerstand and on level ground. Here's what the manual says:

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,251
Posted By htbyron
That graphic is misleading -- it apparently shows...

That graphic is misleading -- it apparently shows all 3 icons. Look at pp.66-67, which says

The following settings are available:
One-up
One-up with luggage
Two-up (with luggage)
(with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 110,875
Posted By htbyron
I dropped of my GSW at Morton's this morning for...

I dropped of my GSW at Morton's this morning for the break-in service, and Stuart (the service manager) said they were still waiting for parts but expect them soonish (nothing specific). He is very...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,012
Posted By htbyron
I'm taking mine in for the 600 mi initial...

I'm taking mine in for the 600 mi initial service, and I'm curious whether you negotiated a no-charge service at the time you bought the bike from them or if they told you that up front or later. I...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,769
Posted By htbyron
Waiting for the 2014 R1200GS LC engine crash bars...

Waiting for the 2014 R1200GS LC engine crash bars ... Any idea on an ETA?

Also, do you have shop hours in Sterling? I could come by in person. Hmmmm
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,658
Posted By htbyron
Kudos and many thanks to Jim and everyone who...

Kudos and many thanks to Jim and everyone who contributed to the tech day. I enjoyed meeting folks and watching the wrenching. Maybe someday I'll get up the courage to try it myself. (To that end,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 72,879
Posted By htbyron
Yes, that works. In fact, it seems you can just...

Yes, that works. In fact, it seems you can just leave the slots empty -- no need to grind down the tabs.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 72,879
Posted By htbyron
I'm in the same boat -- I'm rekeying 2 side cases...

I'm in the same boat -- I'm rekeying 2 side cases and a top cases (obtained used from 2 different inmates). I'm short some #3 (I need 4!) and #1 (I need 3). I'm happy to hand over the 7x #2 tabs I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,658
Posted By htbyron
Does anyone have any spare tabs for vario lock...

Does anyone have any spare tabs for vario lock cylinders? I'm short some #3 (I need 4!) and #1 (I need 3). I'm happy to bring the 7x #2 tabs I have left over...

Yes, I'm in the middle of this:
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