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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 04:06 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 35,374
Posted By ShaftEd
Yep, dont know whether its the clutch or tranny...

Yep, dont know whether its the clutch or tranny itself, but after 15k miles on my 14 GSW, the damn clutching/shifting inconsistency still drives me crazy. As such I have gone ahead and ordered the...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 03:25 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,995
Posted By ShaftEd
Yep, Chumley's post should be required reading...

Yep, Chumley's post should be required reading for anyone purchasing a BMW motorcycle.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By ShaftEd
Jim, I talked to Ted Porter some weeks ago, and...

Jim, I talked to Ted Porter some weeks ago, and the only aftermarket springs he had for the GSW was Hyperpro progressive one size for all springs for the stock dynamic shocks.

I asked if these...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By ShaftEd
Marc, Thanks for your explanation on the Wibers...

Marc, Thanks for your explanation on the Wibers dymanic shocks. This explains the huge difference in pricing. $2k for Wilbers vs $4k when compared to the Touratech Dynamic shocks.:1drink

Also,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,015
Posted By ShaftEd
Get the 2013 and you will never have to utter the...

Get the 2013 and you will never have to utter the phrase "Damn, my weephole is dribbling!":deal:D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,537
Posted By ShaftEd
On the WC bikes, ESA is more than just push...

On the WC bikes, ESA is more than just push button spring preload adjusting, it’s also the Dynamic Semi-Active damping that works in conjuction with ride mode settings, abs settings, and traction...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By ShaftEd
To the OP, Pls come back to this thread and...

To the OP, Pls come back to this thread and comment when you at least add another 0 on the odo.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By ShaftEd
I ran an 1150 with Y pipe and stock muffler, no...

I ran an 1150 with Y pipe and stock muffler, no engine management mods at all, and it was cooler than the stock bike with cat. Stock cat on that thing was a furnace here in SoCal.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By ShaftEd
KiwiKurt, I assume youre talking about the...

KiwiKurt, I assume youre talking about the Dynamic ESA on the WC GSs. Right now the only company that I found making a spring for WC GS oem Sachs Dynamic shock is Hyperpro, and those springs are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By ShaftEd
Looks like Mr Goldwing thinks he is the self...

Looks like Mr Goldwing thinks he is the self appointed law enforcement for all roads he rides on. Some people just cant let it go and let you be on your way. OTOH, you managed to get by these guys...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,345
Posted By ShaftEd
Who's a GS rider? Mostly, old men who can't fold...

Who's a GS rider? Mostly, old men who can't fold themselves up on sportbikes anymore. Yes at 56, and having ridden GS's for the last 14 years and 250,000 miles, I have to include myself.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,994
Posted By ShaftEd
I ordered direct from Australia. Took about 10...

I ordered direct from Australia. Took about 10 days to get to USA.

http://www.uniflow.com.au/contents/en-us/d320.html

P.S. I've been running the Uni for about 10,000 miles now. I don't run the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,995
Posted By ShaftEd
Unfortunately, That doesn't work out for me. I...

Unfortunately, That doesn't work out for me. I generally ride 20k miles per year. I burn up the 36,000 mile limit in about a 20 months. I don't even get two years out of the oem warranty. That is the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 754
Posted By ShaftEd
Please move your bar to San Diego and I will come...

Please move your bar to San Diego and I will come drink beer and watch motorcycle movies every Saturday afternoon. Sunday is for watching Moto-GP and World Superbike (after your Sunday ride of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By ShaftEd
I can't see messing with it. The shims come in...

I can't see messing with it. The shims come in .05mm increments, so you would end up towards the loose end of the spec. Is that better? Maybe, but in my experience, intakes go looser over time, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,801
Posted By ShaftEd
Awesome, The pre 2015 GSWs with their lighter...

Awesome, The pre 2015 GSWs with their lighter flywheels will be known as the GSW Sport from now on.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By ShaftEd
I believe the heavier crank is for better off...

I believe the heavier crank is for better off road technical riding. I have a 14 GSW and while it works fine off road, in more tight technical type riding, it is not as good as my old 2007 12GS. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 804
Posted By ShaftEd
Lose the cat. Remus, Sebring or some such other...

Lose the cat. Remus, Sebring or some such other y-pipe.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By ShaftEd
Mine did the same thing. The screw to tighten is...

Mine did the same thing. The screw to tighten is under the left grip rubber where it meets the switch gear. Peel it back about .5" and you will see the torx screw.
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,788
Posted By ShaftEd
Moose Racing Sahara socks for those in warmer...

Moose Racing Sahara socks for those in warmer climates. You'll thank me later. They work!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 522
Posted By ShaftEd
My 2014 locked while out on a ride about a month...

My 2014 locked while out on a ride about a month ago. Unfortunately, I'm not sure what caused it. I managed to release the rear brake master cylinder plunger by loosening the 11mm lock nut and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By ShaftEd
When I changed mine and first started up, it...

When I changed mine and first started up, it sounded horrible. Finally realized that is takes some time to pump up the oil and bleed out air. Rode it around the block for a few miles and it was fine.
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24,959
Views: 2,976,016
Posted By ShaftEd
Im 62 and had the same problem. I purchased...

Im 62 and had the same problem. I purchased tall seat foam and cover from Gutz Racing. Had the foam and cover installed by a local auto upholstery place. That and some 1 bar risers I picked up on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By ShaftEd
Ted Porter at the beemershop.com does have...

Ted Porter at the beemershop.com does have progressive springs for the oem D-ESA. Might help in the rear for two up loaded down riding.
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 900
Views: 139,126
Posted By ShaftEd
Looks like Ted Porter from...

Looks like Ted Porter from http://www.beemershop.com/

has a possible solution for you Wet RT owners.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By ShaftEd
Ohlins does not make a plug and play Dynamic ESA...

Ohlins does not make a plug and play Dynamic ESA shock for the GSW or GSAW at this time. Ive heard they have a replacement shock out in a few months for the GSW non ESA model.

Wilbers has Dynamic...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,065
Posted By ShaftEd
GS riders have used the Metzeler ME880 in that...

GS riders have used the Metzeler ME880 in that rear size, so it seems to work for your rim size. That HD dealer will not be able to balance the rear wheel though. Good Luck.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,323
Posted By ShaftEd
BMW Apparel too!:deal "The BMW...

BMW Apparel too!:deal


"The BMW Motorcycles of today are specifically engineered to provide an extraordinary combination of durability, reliability and performance. This performance is insured...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 813
Posted By ShaftEd
This "feature" has been noted by quite a few GSW...

This "feature" has been noted by quite a few GSW owners. Mine leaked out the weephole for first 2000 miles, then just stopped. It was never really enough to even change the level in the catch tank....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,040
Posted By ShaftEd
Maybe something to the SIDI Adventure boots. I...

Maybe something to the SIDI Adventure boots. I run those too and have not noticed any hot foot issue on my 14 GSW. Recently did a trip to Vegas in over 100 degree temps. Not a problem.

Also, I run...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 290,711
Posted By ShaftEd
FWIW, On my earlier post where I dinged my rear...

FWIW, On my earlier post where I dinged my rear GSW wheel, I was running 35f and 41f on the TPM display.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 290,711
Posted By ShaftEd
GSW Wider Rims?

When I first heard about the new GSW and saw the specs for the wider rims. I thought that will be great for the road, but probably not so good off road. Wider is generally better, but wider rims mean...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,373
Views: 290,711
Posted By ShaftEd
Interesting, my 2014 GSW has 12k miles now and...

Interesting, my 2014 GSW has 12k miles now and recently locked the rear brake on a Sunday ride. Im not really sure what happened. I adjusted the rear brake a bit higher over a month and 1000 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,893
Posted By ShaftEd
Annual oil change?!

Annual oil change?!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By ShaftEd
Had an 1150GS and bought the BMW filter wrench....

Had an 1150GS and bought the BMW filter wrench. Of course, when I bought my 2007 1200GS the 1150 one did not fit. Had to buy a new one for the 1200. And of course, when I bought the GSW, the 1200...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By ShaftEd
Turn off the traction control and and wheelie all...

Turn off the traction control and and wheelie all you want.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By ShaftEd
Mine dribbled and then stopped. I have 12k miles...

Mine dribbled and then stopped. I have 12k miles on the bike now. OK so far on the coolant. Keep an eye on the coolant level in the catch tank. If it's not going down and you only get a few drops out...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,716
Posted By ShaftEd
Just did my 2014 GSW 12k service. One exhaust was...

Just did my 2014 GSW 12k service. One exhaust was right on the tight side of the spec and one intake was right on the loose end of the spec, all others nicely in the middle. I said what the hell, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By ShaftEd
Yes, my 14 has a bit of surge just as you...

Yes, my 14 has a bit of surge just as you described. It's very faint, but there, especially when cold.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,148
Posted By ShaftEd
Steelraider, You have a proper old school non...

Steelraider, You have a proper old school non CANBUS GS, which means your Powerlet socket will work for battery charging, air pumps, and heated gear. It's us losers with the more modern 1200 that...
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