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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,860
Posted By Gompie
I've the same cable system, but for different...

I've the same cable system, but for different reasons:D. To the OP, the principal has not changed. Take a flashlight, and try to move one locking lever back. Both locking levers should be connected....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,169
Posted By Gompie
a different bag - kickstarter

I'm getting one (or maybe two) of these for my diving stuff:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/384507327/pro-drybag-45l-100-waterproof-50m-164ft
Just wonder how well it fits on the bike. No...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,295
Posted By Gompie
I don't have all this monitoring stuff so i check...

I don't have all this monitoring stuff so i check my tyres often with a good gauge. However here's a good summary on the use of nitrogen from cars to planes:

http://www.getnitrogen.org/why/
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 2,407
Views: 412,058
Posted By Gompie
I’d agree. To me simple 45 degree angled down,...

I’d agree. To me simple 45 degree angled down, horizontal plates would do it. I don't get the designs manufacturers put into these. 45 degree angled plates would deflect the airfow, but anything...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,592
Posted By Gompie
Yes, that's what i wanted to say. The airflow is...

Yes, that's what i wanted to say. The airflow is still deflected sufficiently by a minimal, or even no screen. I'd say up to 90 mph no problem for extended times. I don't want to be doing 600mls a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,592
Posted By Gompie
How tall are you? I've got a 1200GS with the...

How tall are you? I've got a 1200GS with the minimal flowjet screen, so not much difference to the HP. My experience is the front of the bike still throws up a significant protective airflow. I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,922
Posted By Gompie
I agree it's two different riding styles. To me...

I agree it's two different riding styles. To me the late turn in and counter steering is a relative fast, but also more relaxed / controlled way of riding. The late turn in gives visibility /...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,922
Posted By Gompie
Why is squatting that important? Yes it shortens...

Why is squatting that important? Yes it shortens the wheelbase to allow for a quicker turn in. There's other factors too though



I disagree. Might be in your 90% of rider friends, but in my 90%...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 807
Posted By Gompie
Not that easy for the oil cooled bikes. It will...

Not that easy for the oil cooled bikes. It will take time for the oil cooler to drain. If the bike is at an angle, the oil will drain quicker, as it creates a high & low point on the oil cooler....
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,942
Posted By Gompie
I’d agree with this. No need for tachometer, and...

I’d agree with this. No need for tachometer, and a small speedometer digital readout is sufficient too. So what to fill up that then empty space in front of the handlebars? To me an Ipad mini sized...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 612
Posted By Gompie
I’m 6’4” and have these; - the optional high...

I’m 6’4” and have these;
- the optional high seat. I believe it’s the GSA seat, with 20mm higher in middle it’s a better and higher seat. I’ve been using it on the last three bikes.
- Lowered pegs....
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,942
Posted By Gompie
+1.000 As the new rear subframe is just bolt-on,...

+1.000 As the new rear subframe is just bolt-on, i'd like to see a minimal rear frame too. Cutting the original frame doesn't do it. I'd thought BMW would have played with that, but no..
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,942
Posted By Gompie
+1. I like the RS design but the thought of...

+1. I like the RS design but the thought of having that display kills it for me. Why did they not use the RT's display? Two large dials, loads of info on the display in between, and oh.. FM RDS...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,942
Posted By Gompie
I agree only a boxer could take a telelever. But...

I agree only a boxer could take a telelever. But other than that the telelever looks a ‘best’ suspension system to me. These new bikes use a central radiator which implies the telelever can not be...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,432
Posted By Gompie
option for Schuberth C3Pro owners

I had the plastic key taped to the back protector of my Airflow jacket. But since I have the C3Pro, and because I dump the Airflow regulary in a bucket to get the insect remains off, it now sits in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 31,513
Posted By Gompie
not my type of bike but nice engineering. I'm a...

not my type of bike but nice engineering. I'm a bit surprised to see no intercooler between the supercharger and intake valves, that is rather ineffective though.
A fairly simple separate low...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Gompie
looks like a light weight replacement of the...

looks like a light weight replacement of the original weights, that won't help vibrations.
And i don't rely on my indicators. I use them all the time, easy with the old 3-button setup, but assume...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By Gompie
If you need 3" I'd say something is wrong. Put it...

If you need 3" I'd say something is wrong. Put it on the center stand and see how much lateral play you have on the side stand. It that's well over 1" the bushings on the side stand are probably...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 46,615
Posted By Gompie
So I did a week in these. All I can say is a bit...

So I did a week in these. All I can say is a bit odd when you put these on, like bicycle shorts, but they work. First biking holiday where my boys stayed all day where they were supposed to be, and...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,049
Posted By Gompie
We’ve got a cat too, I found it sleeping on my...

We’ve got a cat too, I found it sleeping on my bike seat often. All my oils etc are in a plastic crate so any leaks don’t create a mess. As for getting the oil out, there’s no secret. You need...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,469
Posted By Gompie
I also don’t see why Chinese manufacturing would...

I also don’t see why Chinese manufacturing would affect quality. Certainly for tyres, which come out of a completely automated process, and likely by devices made in China too.
The reality is “made...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,995
Posted By Gompie
not sure if it would have helped, but whenever I...

not sure if it would have helped, but whenever I feel sick I slice up an apple, wait till the outside gets brown, and then eat it. This is from 30 year old air force survival training, and works for...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,870
Posted By Gompie
It depends on what you want from your video. I...

It depends on what you want from your video. I use mine only to review my riding. Body mount would certainly be the most stable. Chest mount is then in my view the best, helmet mount I don’t like...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Gompie
I think it has no measurable impact. With a...

I think it has no measurable impact. With a sporty riding style the rear wheel makes about one more revolution per mile than based on it’s radius, corrected for load and all. That is due to the...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 46,615
Posted By Gompie
most expensive boxershorts I'll ever own..

I just received my order for two. Paid the price, plus 20% or so on local tax, plus another $45 custom clearance.. I've no seating issues, but wanted decent shorts to keep my boys in place, and was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,356
Posted By Gompie
ENJJPT still is (I visited SAFB 18 months ago,...

ENJJPT still is (I visited SAFB 18 months ago, one of my friends is still IP there) 12 months of intensive “basic” flying training. That means low level navigation, formation flying, instruments...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,356
Posted By Gompie
Think it was about oil.. Sensitive subject.....

Think it was about oil.. Sensitive subject.. Sorry i just saw too many flying related things.


I had helo/fighter (we don't have anything else) pre-selection in the The Netherlands. Then was part...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,356
Posted By Gompie
I can't find pics of how the oil drain system...

I can't find pics of how the oil drain system works. I seem to recall that when the hexhead came out, BMW had a reed valve system between crank and sump. Can't find in the parts catalog.
As for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,356
Posted By Gompie
Is there a major difference? Yes a wet clutch,...

Is there a major difference? Yes a wet clutch, but that clutch is not sitting in the sump. It's still the same old boxer engine with a fairly unique oil scavenging system. I'm just saying the oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,356
Posted By Gompie
Overfilling the sightglass a bit - don't worry

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=455604&page=all

scroll down to the post with the picture of the cut-away block.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,637
Posted By Gompie
“meet the specs” means it went thru some tests...

“meet the specs” means it went thru some tests ok. What tests and what results? I’ve got a Schuberth, what’s left of my brains is worth the money to me. Quality helmet, it fits me great (that might...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By Gompie
Two more on kickstarter you can buy today. But as...

Two more on kickstarter you can buy today. But as stated, battery life is too short in my view. Having said that, there’s a quick charge supercapacitor battery one on kickstarter too. Combine the two...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 44,658
Posted By Gompie
5 years on mine, two bikes too, still going...

5 years on mine, two bikes too, still going strong, in quite different weather than northern texas.. One weak point is the one sided mounting in my view, that could put some stress on housing and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By Gompie
How much higher do you want to go?

I think for the GS, the first step is to get the optional GSA seat. It’s higher in the center, which to me makes it a much better seat as you can slide much easier forward. Then people have put shims...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,149
Posted By Gompie
I'm averaging less than 5000mls tyre life, and...

I'm averaging less than 5000mls tyre life, and half of that is touring with my wife on her own bike at almost law obeying speeds. The other half is in great locations under the sun. I've never had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,149
Posted By Gompie
I understand all that. But my theory is based on...

I understand all that. But my theory is based on this comment “Still happening at 80mph steady speed” (stated either on this, or the UKGS forum), and the fact the only thing that is in principal...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,149
Posted By Gompie
Try blocking the left hand radiator (partially?)

My theory: the left radiator flows more air (without the fan running) than the right which has the fan shroud and fan. The left radiator sees the coolant first, thus the air coming out has a higher...
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 71,554
Posted By Gompie
If you ask me, FM radio is never going to work...

If you ask me, FM radio is never going to work well without a decent antenna. Headphone wire antennas are useless when moving. And I take the same goes for Bluetooth reach. So whereas the 20S seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By Gompie
I've got the flowjet too. works for me at 6'4" &...

I've got the flowjet too. works for me at 6'4" & raised seat. However the flowjet is mostly for the finished look. A simple test is to ride the bike without the screen. If more quiet great. But if...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By Gompie
I've the soundears, this is my second set. The...

I've the soundears, this is my second set. The advantage is you put them in and that's it. Foam plugs can give the same noise reduction, but it depends very on how well you insert them. And when i...
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