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Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By jdub
Not that I've found. I removed the one on my bike...

Not that I've found. I removed the one on my bike and simply plugged the mount holes with appropriate length bolts to keep corrosion from possibly setting up.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By jdub
Nope, been using exclusively that in my GSA's...

Nope, been using exclusively that in my GSA's gearbox and final drive. Over 143k miles and no issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By jdub
I wonder if anyone in the aftermarket makes any...

I wonder if anyone in the aftermarket makes any bars as wide as the OEM GS/GSA bars. If not, you might feel a bit of extra effort in steering if you change.

The OEM Renthals on my KTM 950 Adv are...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By jdub
Based upon my experience on two previous R1100s...

Based upon my experience on two previous R1100s (one RS/one S), re-grease the clutch throw-out bearing every 30k miles or so.

Simple to do on bikes with hydraulic clutches; just pull the slave...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 519
Posted By jdub
Looks to me like another TT product answering a...

Looks to me like another TT product answering a question that didn't need asked. All four of the R11x0/R1200 bikes I've owned have had the fork tubes well protected from rocks, etc., by their...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-09-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 257,343
Posted By jdub
FS: 2004 950 Adventure

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=992505
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By jdub
Or by the high beam power wire. I have my PIAA...

Or by the high beam power wire. I have my PIAA driving lights slaved to my high beam so they all come on together during my very early morning riding.
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,287
Posted By jdub
My Mom used to attach my mittens to my coat...

My Mom used to attach my mittens to my coat sleeves like that too. Glad to see some things never go out of style.

Great ride report, and glad you all had a good ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By jdub
I was just helping my buddy change the low beam...

I was just helping my buddy change the low beam bulb on his 2012 GS, and the spring clip popped out from where it swivels like you described. There is a small Phillips head screw where the clip...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By jdub
Don't know which model you have, but when...

Don't know which model you have, but when tightened up properly there was no play on the muffler on my old R1150GS and current R1200GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 401
Posted By jdub
+1. I ran into that when I pulled my gearbox both...

+1. I ran into that when I pulled my gearbox both times, some details and pics that might help if you click on the first link below in my signature line (step #24). Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,291
Posted By jdub
Sorry to hear that Andy. That's the second...

Sorry to hear that Andy.

That's the second failed Machine Services-installed u-joint I've read about here. Nearly 30k miles now on the u-joints Bruno's Machine & Repair (http://www.brunos.us/)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,043
Posted By jdub
Unless the watercooled GS/GSA is different than...

Unless the watercooled GS/GSA is different than the Hexhead bikes (also CANbus equipped), that statement isn't true. I've added numerous electrical items to my '07 GSA (PIAA aux lights, Stebel horn,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,041
Posted By jdub
To coat the inside of metal tanks, I've used...

To coat the inside of metal tanks, I've used Kreem (http://www.kreem.com/fueltankliner.html) before with good results.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By jdub
I had that same issue on my '07 R1200GSA and...

I had that same issue on my '07 R1200GSA and couldn't get it to stay seated. In spite of removing it a couple of times, cleaning both the boot and where it clips in/mates to the rear of the Paralever...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,308
Posted By jdub
+1 (or 2?). And the front u-joint adapter is...

+1 (or 2?). And the front u-joint adapter is easily released from the output shaft circlip when pried rearward just a bit with a wide blade screwdriver tip.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,306
Posted By jdub
I smelled my clutch numerous times when working...

I smelled my clutch numerous times when working it in off-road situations, and I changed the original clutch out a few months ago with 133k miles on it. It still wasn't quite to the service limit on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,533
Posted By jdub
Yes, the ad text says for the latest R1200GS when...

Yes, the ad text says for the latest R1200GS when it referenced those sizes.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By jdub
My GSA has a Givi 46 liter topbox in addition to...

My GSA has a Givi 46 liter topbox in addition to the OEM GSA panniers. I use the Givi for my daily commute to keep the bike narrower, and it does double duty as an excellent passenger backrest when...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By jdub
Quick search revealed fairly recent thread with...

Quick search revealed fairly recent thread with good info here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=970901&highlight=ROTOR) on the same subject.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By jdub
Unlike the DOT 4 brake fluid used on earlier...

Unlike the DOT 4 brake fluid used on earlier bikes, the mineral oil clutch fluid never requires changing on R1200 series as it doesn't absorb water.
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By jdub
I did a 116 mile roundtrip commute for two years...

I did a 116 mile roundtrip commute for two years on my '99 R1100S (sold it with 46k miles), an excellent and very comfy sport-tourer. I had the thinner City Lids on the saddlebags, which helped to...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,052
Posted By jdub
I just tried a bunch of the links from the HoW at...

I just tried a bunch of the links from the HoW at the bottom of the page, all worked just fine for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 536
Posted By jdub
I agree, sounds like a ballast issue you've got...

I agree, sounds like a ballast issue you've got going.

Over 100k miles with the VVME (http://www.vvme.com/) HID high and low beams on my GSA, with the only issue being one ballast going bad with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,165
Posted By jdub
I updated the first post today with the bike's...

I updated the first post today with the bike's complete tire history to date. 137,380 miles now and still counting upward, new clutch is working great. Thought that winter would never end!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By jdub
My GSA is one year older and has 27k more miles...

My GSA is one year older and has 27k more miles than this one, and mine also has a relatively new clutch (4k miles). There is no way I'd sell mine for only $5,000; it is as solid as can be and I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,089
Posted By jdub
+1. I tried a pair on my '07 GSA but they were...

+1. I tried a pair on my '07 GSA but they were too thick for my taste. I happen to like the original grip thickness, especially when off-road, but can't get just the grip rubbers anywhere.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-25-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 36,172
Posted By jdub
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Orange Crush 05-24-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,307
Posted By jdub
Thanks for the link, didn't know this site...

Thanks for the link, didn't know this site existed. Donation just sent. RIP, Kurt.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-24-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 723
Views: 36,172
Posted By jdub
Turned out to be a fuel pump failure on my KTM...

Turned out to be a fuel pump failure on my KTM just after departure from Sheetz that killed my ride this year. Especially after watching these videos, next year I'm carrying a spare fuel pump so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By jdub
I'm partial to 2007 GSAs myself, and you...

I'm partial to 2007 GSAs myself, and you shouldn't trust anything with less than 100k miles as it hasn't yet proven itself. :lol3

Seriously though, the GS vs GSA thing has been discussed to death...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By jdub
Exactly. Separate high and low speed compression...

Exactly. Separate high and low speed compression damping adjustments on the Wilbers and Elka rear shocks plus separate rebound adjustment. Front shocks have separate rebound and compression damping...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 472
Posted By jdub
I had a Works Performance shock on the rear of my...

I had a Works Performance shock on the rear of my K75S, and had them at both ends of my R1100RS. I bought all of the shocks used and in great condition, and then had them rebuilt by Works. They all...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By jdub
Sorry it took me so long, but I dug out my old RS...

Sorry it took me so long, but I dug out my old RS clutch components and my bike's old pushrod is 258mm long.

While replacing my bike's clutch and throwout bearing, I remember finding out that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 547
Posted By jdub
Just replaced my GSA's original clutch at 133k...

Just replaced my GSA's original clutch at 133k miles, and it wasn't quite down to the friction disc service limit yet. It saw off-road use where it had gotten hot many times, and it was still working...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 531
Posted By jdub
+1 Instead of buying another driveshaft with...

+1

Instead of buying another driveshaft with u-joints that can't be greased, just send yours to Bruno Sax in Ontario or Machine Service in Wisconsin and have your u-joints replaced for less than...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-16-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By jdub
Fixed! :clap Turned out to be a perfectly...

Fixed! :clap Turned out to be a perfectly logical issue once I thought through it and looked in the right place.

After reading your suggestions, I went to the garage to try things again. After...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By jdub
950 Adv Front End Help

I've had the front wheel of my 950 Adv off and reinstalled several times previously for tire change, fork seal change and steering head bearing change with no issues. Trying to reinstall now after...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 413
Posted By jdub
I use a Mity-Vac for all of my brake fluid...

I use a Mity-Vac for all of my brake fluid changes and it couldn't be easier. Open reservoir cap to monitor and refill fluid level, put Mity-Vac hose on caliper bleed valve, pump Mity-Vac to build...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By jdub
I got my first Boxer clutch experience while...

I got my first Boxer clutch experience while replacing the burned up clutch in my '94 R1100RS (friction material was gone at only 30k miles, it was a very early production model with inferior...
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