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Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2010, 09:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,096
Posted By RobertDouglas
I had bought a Twinmax but it was DOA. Also it...

I had bought a Twinmax but it was DOA. Also it requires a battery, so something else to maintain.

I went with the Carbmate instead, mechanically simple and reliable, should last forever as long...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-27-2010, 07:52 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 75,495
Posted By RobertDouglas
Cool2 My digitizer started getting weird a couple...

My digitizer started getting weird a couple months ago and I finally got around to replacing it. I've had the 550 about three years. I do a lot of finger dragging on the map, so that probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2009, 10:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,745
Posted By RobertDouglas
Eh? I went to the dealership and asked for spline...

I went to the dealership and asked for spline lube, and they sold me something called Kluberplex BEM 34-132. :scratch The service manual calls for "Optimoly TA".

Has anyone used the Kluberplex...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2009, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By RobertDouglas
Pissed faulty fuel pump?

Hello, my GS failed me on the freeway yesterday and I wanted to share the experience. I have a 2007 GS (purchased Feb of 2008) with 22500 miles.

We had a good weekend, rode about 400 miles with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 932
Posted By RobertDouglas
I was there just a couple weeks ago. Fernando...

I was there just a couple weeks ago. Fernando replaced a cracked valve cover for me. Friendly and helpful. Cost a lot less than if I had the work done in the US :lol2...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 430
Posted By RobertDouglas
Dave, I installed the Wunderlich (Hepco-Becker)...

Dave, I installed the Wunderlich (Hepco-Becker) bars, purchased from Santa Cruz BMW
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2008, 03:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,894
Posted By RobertDouglas
has anyone used that to power an aftermarket...

has anyone used that to power an aftermarket Zumo?:scratch
Forum: Face plant 09-03-2008, 10:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,240
Posted By RobertDouglas
Awesome that you came out of it unscathed!! ...

Awesome that you came out of it unscathed!! :clap:clap:clap

Plastic and metal can be replaced.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,160
Posted By RobertDouglas
when my mother-in-law (81 yrs old) first saw the...

when my mother-in-law (81 yrs old) first saw the GS, she said it looks like a "lunar lander" :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By RobertDouglas
Question Adding power to Vario Top Case?

Hi, has anyone installed power outlets in the Vario Top Case? I'd like to be able to charge laptop/cell phone etc as I ride. I have the Powerlet tank bag adapter kit that will give me a couple of...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-02-2008, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,905
Posted By RobertDouglas
Tim sold me my GS in January, said hi to him when...

Tim sold me my GS in January, said hi to him when I was in the dealership just a couple weeks ago...now I wish I had talked to him a little more. Can't say I knew him, but he was about the most...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2008, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,059
Posted By RobertDouglas
I acquired the extra parts to mount the Vario...

I acquired the extra parts to mount the Vario topcase in place of the passenger seat, and added the optional pads to the top case. It's a little too far back to be a proper backrest, and it isn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 628,310
Posted By RobertDouglas
http://robertdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/363571451_...

http://robertdouglas.smugmug.com/photos/363571451_nhUMP-L.jpg
Hell's Backbone, Utah
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,248
Posted By RobertDouglas
VStrom?

VStrom?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,248
Posted By RobertDouglas
I bought my '07 GS new in Jan '08, had only one...

I bought my '07 GS new in Jan '08, had only one reliability incident around 2000 miles: the low fuel light came on and I ran out of gas a mile later. Left me stranded on the median of a very busy...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By RobertDouglas
I was also surprised the first time the Oil light...

I was also surprised the first time the Oil light came on. Wish the dealer would have warned about that.

My bike was guzzling oil the first ~5000 miles. I'm about 7500 miles and it has slowed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,740
Posted By RobertDouglas
I had a close encounter a few weeks ago, about...

I had a close encounter a few weeks ago, about 5PM near San Jose (Uvas Rd), full sunshine, not what I would call dusk. I was bike number 3 of 4, going ~55mph around a turn about 50 yards behind bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,500
Posted By RobertDouglas
nice one MikeO :D be careful leaning over like...

nice one MikeO :D be careful leaning over like that, don't want to scratch up your panniers. They were full of tools, right? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,874
Posted By RobertDouglas
It's really easy to take those colored bits off,...

It's really easy to take those colored bits off, maybe ten minutes.

Seems like they would be easy to have painted, and would provide an extra level of unique farkelization to the bike. I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,160
Posted By RobertDouglas
My personal favorites of items I have acquired so...

My personal favorites of items I have acquired so far:

1) Zumo 550
2) Rick Meyer Saddle
3) Vario cases
4) Engine/cylinder guards
5) Throttle Lock
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,029
Posted By RobertDouglas
On my Suzuki, I had my helmet on the lock, and...

On my Suzuki, I had my helmet on the lock, and someone tried to pry the lock open while I was in a restaurant. Destroyed the $60 lock, but saved the $400 Arai. I never leave my helmet unlocked,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By RobertDouglas
From what I've read from JimVonBaden and others...

From what I've read from JimVonBaden and others here, if the throttle bodies are balanced at RPM but not at idle, then probably not enough slack in one of the cables.

So I just loosened the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,240
Posted By RobertDouglas
I also ordered a Twinmax from Aerostich a few...

I also ordered a Twinmax from Aerostich a few weeks ago. Could not get it to work at all: changed the battery, blew/sucked on the tubes, and could not get any needle deflection regardless of the...
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