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Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,857
Posted By PeterX
spline lube

Done!!:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,857
Posted By PeterX
Spline lube

I believe you are right, not listed, but recommended by many. Is the procedure for dropping the FD the same on the WC as it is on the oil head? I'd appreciate any insight on this, as I plan to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,857
Posted By PeterX
Spline Lube

Should the splines of the WC boxers be lubed like the splines of the oil heads before them? I used to do that every 12k on my R1200ST, but I haven't seen it as a maintenance requirement for my 2014...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 26,664
Posted By PeterX
Mitas to AK

I put a Mitas EO7 on the rear of a 2014 and a Karoo 3 on the front. Left SF Bay and rode to Prudhoe and back. It was a great combination of tires on the bike. Grip was outstanding on pavement - went...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 453,400
Posted By PeterX
Water pump failure

Coolant stains around the weep hole on 2014 GS with 31K miles.

Dealer checked it out and is going to install a new water pump under warrantee. i think I'll shop around for an extended warrantee ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By PeterX
brake wear

My first set of pads lasted about 7K miles. Took them off and sanded and greased the pins, put on OEM pads and they are still good at 30K. I think the pins were sticking and causing the pads to drag....
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,175
Posted By PeterX
caps and bikes

I had an F-150 with a taller cap. It was still to low to load my R1200R. I ended up taking the cap off and attaching a couple of 2x4s to the sides and put the cap back on, allowed me to load and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,953
Posted By PeterX
Mudsling issue.

Installed Machineart Fenda Extenda and Mudlsing. No issues or problems if you use the correct tires, but I did not use the recommended size on my 2014 GS. i used the olde GS size. in a Mitas 07 ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,583
Posted By PeterX
Brake pad wear

First set was toast at 12K miles. When I replaced them with OEM pads I made sure I cleaned and lubed all the pins and pivot points. At 25K miles now, and more than half the pad is still available....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By PeterX
Oil left behind.

POI:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,877
Posted By PeterX
Oil in valve covers

"...I do not believe that getting those last drops of oil that reside in the valve covers is all that important.....to most people.

To me it's crucial, there is a lot more oil in there on the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,559
Posted By PeterX
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,559
Posted By PeterX
side stand

Always good to get some consensus on the answer you were hoping for. Thanks all:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,559
Posted By PeterX
sidestand

Some pretty fine references:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,559
Posted By PeterX
Side stand as shut-off

I've been using the side stand as a shut off (down while the bike is in gear) on my GS LC. i've asked a couple of techs and have gotten very different responses "no problem, doesn't hurt anything",...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,797
Posted By PeterX
2014 gs

Just closed out 24K miles on a 2014 low frame GS. Up to AK from CA, across the country a couple of times, all kinds of conditions, all kinds of roads. The control wheel stopped working for a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By PeterX
lowered stand

My 2014 lowered GS came with the wrong center stand installed. I took it back to the dealer and they replaced it with the correct one under warrantee.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,470
Posted By PeterX
Beemer Boneyard

Beemer Boneyard now has the complete 12K maintenance kit for the GS LC:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By PeterX
tires

On my second set of Tourance Next tires. Happy with the wear - 8k on the rear - and the traction on pavement and mild off road. I like them.
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,018
Posted By PeterX
Held Air and Dry

[QUOTE=dixonk;24833555]Having the same problem with a pair of Held Air N Dry. Have an email to both Germany and USA with no reply. Purchased from Revzilla but they no longer handle warranty claims as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
Pivot pegz

I don't have the part # for the pegs, but I purchased them from Adventuredesigns and they fit the bike perfectly. They are a reliable source of information for the LC GS
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
muddy bike

http://i656.photobucket.com/albums/uu282/progress49/alaska/IMG_1038.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
Pivot pegs

I think they are great. Comfortable to stand on for extended periods, and the pivoting feature is easy on my knees and ankles. I did raise the shifter and that made a big difference in the ease of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
non ride report addendum

…so good, that I decided to take another trip. This time x-country to visit my daughter in Philly and ride with my sister and nephew in VT.

I did most of the 12k service myself - oil change,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 357,290
Posted By PeterX
SD card issues

When I spoke to Garmin tech support about issues I was having with the installed card, they told me they recommend 8GB as the largest to put in. i don't use the card now, so it's not an issue for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,022
Posted By PeterX
sticking slide

I had similar issue with mine. There is the lock slide and the release button as others have mentioned. I used compressed air to clean out the area around the mechanism and then lubricated it with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,698
Posted By PeterX
tires

[QUOTE=MotoBoss;23643022]Mitas E 07's. Have heard nothing but good things about these tires. I'm putting them on for a CDR trip this summer....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
timing

Checked weather stats for the driest time of the year and poked around this site for peoples' experience. In the end, I've discovered, it's basically a crap shoot.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
GSLC heat and old times.

It was, Anton. Good to hear from you. It's been a long time since you helped me patch up the hole in my ST.

I totaled the first one, but bought a second one and liked it even better. I did sell...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
GSLC heat

Just the info I was looking for. I'll stop worrying and enjoy cranking it on.

I was warned about the mud in the radiators. I blew them out and reverse rinsed them out. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
GSLC heat

The only heat I felt wash over me were the oppressive temps that were hitting everyone. It got worse when I hit Kansas and east as the heat tag teamed with the humidity to wear me out.

Nothing...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
running temps

So I decided to take the bike cross country. Almost to the east coast now, and no problems except some concern about engine temps.

When I was coming across UT on rt 70, ambient temp @96, uphill...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,505
Posted By PeterX
gloves

[QUOTE=Hikertrash;24546636]Anybody have a pair of these yet? They're in dealers now, but I can't find any reviews online.

I bought a pair of Held Air & Dry for a ride up north. I'm a big Held...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,924
Posted By PeterX
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By PeterX
sena volume

This is what I learned. Each function has it's own volume level. when you hear the music come on, twist the dial and boost the volume until it's where you want it to be. It will stay there for that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
[QUOTE=PeterX;24461960]I'm cleaning it now. Spent...

[QUOTE=PeterX;24461960]I'm cleaning it now. Spent a few hours on the first wash. Took off all the plastic and will be working on the second level tomorrow. Blew a lot of dirt out of the radiators...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
Dalton ride

I'm cleaning it now. Spent a few hours on the first wash. Took off all the plastic and will be working on the second level tomorrow. Blew a lot of dirt out of the radiators with a compressor. Plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
enduro mode - my spin

As I mentioned, I don't have a lot of dual sport experience, my riding is mostly street. I would put the bike in enduro mode any time i came across patches of construction and kept it there on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
flawless

What it means to me, is that there were no major issues during a long and challenging ride. The wheel was a minor glitch, nothing and no one is flawless. It was the spirit of the idea, not the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,175
Posted By PeterX
Miya's

Yep, the one for the earlier GSs. Great tire on pavement as well
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