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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By ShaftEd
I donít think there is any issue with the...

I donít think there is any issue with the transmission; itís the clutch that gives me fits. The variable engagement point. Sometimes right off the bar, and other times way out at the end of lever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,596
Posted By ShaftEd
To the OP, you should take the comment as an...

To the OP, you should take the comment as an insult. Trust me, I would know. I ride a BMW.:deal:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 45,709
Posted By ShaftEd
Update two weeks in with my gsap. I remember way...

Update two weeks in with my gsap. I remember way back in the beginning of this thread, duffs saying how the shift assist changed his life. I thought that was pretty crazy to make a statement like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 364
Views: 40,826
Posted By ShaftEd
Damn Meursault, Your are one patient guy. Your...

Damn Meursault, Your are one patient guy. Your bike's been brutalized, your trip is going south, and you are getting nothing but run around and frustration. I tell you at some point, I'd break out...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 300
Posted By ShaftEd
You didnít mention what type of aftermarket...

You didnít mention what type of aftermarket filter you were looking for. If you mean paper filter, you have to go oem. You can get a K&N filter direct from K&N. Touratech USA will sell you an oiled...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By ShaftEd
No Ohlins yet for the GSW, but I did hear that...

No Ohlins yet for the GSW, but I did hear that non ESA ohlins will be available soon. Rumor has it that it will be September.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 45,709
Posted By ShaftEd
Thinker, One other thing to possibly check. On my...

Thinker, One other thing to possibly check. On my bike the tank overflow and charcoal canister overflow lines run down the back of the engine in between the cases and the swingarm. The plug for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 45,709
Posted By ShaftEd
Update on my Shift Assist Pro retrofit. Dealer...

Update on my Shift Assist Pro retrofit. Dealer installed a few days ago on my 2014 GSW and couldn't get it to work at all. They gave me the bike back and put in a work order with BMW. So I got the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By ShaftEd
How long did you run it? A new tensioner takes...

How long did you run it? A new tensioner takes awhile to bleed out the air. You need take take for a ride and get to full temp.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 45,709
Posted By ShaftEd
Cheaper that way too!:deal

Cheaper that way too!:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 45,709
Posted By ShaftEd
Just got Shift Assist Pro installed today on my...

Just got Shift Assist Pro installed today on my 2014 GS. Doesnít work at all, either up or downshifting. My dealer installed the part, enabled the code, and downloaded software. Everything seemed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By ShaftEd
I put 132,000 miles on my 2007 GS before trading...

I put 132,000 miles on my 2007 GS before trading it in. Never used any additives, never cleaned injectors, and it ran perfect. However, I do have a Chevron card so that was the most often gas used.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,800
Posted By ShaftEd
Only in my Ironhead HD Sportster

Only in my Ironhead HD Sportster
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,180
Posted By ShaftEd
I would think the std GS being 20mm lower would...

I would think the std GS being 20mm lower would help handling (lower cg). Also, you have to figure the alloys vs spokes. Alloys are somewhat lighter (unsprung weight), and according to Woody the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By ShaftEd
Dynamic Suspension is brand new tech (and you...

Dynamic Suspension is brand new tech (and you know how much BMW loves to add technology), but it really works very well. I had Ohlins on my 2007 GS and I have to say the Dynamic suspension on my GSW...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By ShaftEd
Dynamic ESA on the new bikes is active suspension...

Dynamic ESA on the new bikes is active suspension with its own ecu that is constantly adapting to inputs from lean,braking,throttle, and travel sensors. The older ESA changes preload and damping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,641
Posted By ShaftEd
Piece of cake. I buy a new BMW Boxer GS, put over...

Piece of cake. I buy a new BMW Boxer GS, put over 100k miles on it in about six years, and then go get another one and start over. Been doing this plan for the last 14 years and over 250,000 miles....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By ShaftEd
Thereís a big difference between ESA on the water...

Thereís a big difference between ESA on the water cooled bikes and ESA on the older models. OP didnít mention which bike he is getting?:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,462
Posted By ShaftEd
I have Metzeler Tourance Next tires on my GSW...

I have Metzeler Tourance Next tires on my GSW that I purchased online about 3 months ago at denniskirk.com. They are both made in Germany. I prefer these tires over the Anakee III's that came stock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,669
Posted By ShaftEd
WTF, Even if it rains, it's still gotta be better...

WTF, Even if it rains, it's still gotta be better than going to work!
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,246
Posted By ShaftEd
I have to say Cruise Control was not even on my...

I have to say Cruise Control was not even on my list of ďwantsĒ when purchasing my new bike this year. Ended up getting a loaded 2014 BMW GSW and it happened to have cruise on it. Well, I was wrong,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 867
Posted By ShaftEd
Def, I agree on valve lash for Oilhead/Hexheads....

Def, I agree on valve lash for Oilhead/Hexheads. Once you have checked them regularly for a period of time, you realize they hold their settings well. I ended up checking them every 12k miles instead...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,972
Posted By ShaftEd
09ís were the last of the Hexhead with screw type...

09ís were the last of the Hexhead with screw type valve adjust. Very simple maintenance. The OHC Camheads have shims so a bit more involved for valve adjust. The Camheads have only slightly more top...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By ShaftEd
Cug, I'm with ya man. Sometimes I think I would...

Cug, I'm with ya man. Sometimes I think I would like to dump the GSW and get a camhead with Ohlins, but when I really think about it I can't give up those radial brakes and the factory cruise....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,430
Posted By ShaftEd
I think itís possible to make a case for either...

I think itís possible to make a case for either bike. Iíve got over 200k miles on Oilheads/Hexheads and now 15k miles on the GSW. The new bike has some really nice features, but I miss some of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,769
Posted By ShaftEd
Wish I hadnít seen this thread. Iíve been riding...

Wish I hadnít seen this thread. Iíve been riding for the last 7 months unaware that I was being cooked alive with my GSW (ATGATT). But summer is now here in SoCal and itís been damn hot. Now Iím...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,910
Posted By ShaftEd
Haven't heard of a problem so far with GSW...

Haven't heard of a problem so far with GSW overheating. Did a trip recently from San Diego to Vegas, many hours over 100+ degrees and no issues. Could be a GSAW (different bodywork compared to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By ShaftEd
Try the rubber band around the brake lever and...

Try the rubber band around the brake lever and handlebar trick. Leave it overnight and see if it firms up. Sometimes works great and easy to try.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,653
Posted By ShaftEd
Wilbers takes the oem Dynamic valve/shock shaft...

Wilbers takes the oem Dynamic valve/shock shaft and installs into their shock body. They use their own spring and add extra manual compression adjustment along with they oem dynamic settings....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By ShaftEd
For my 2014 GSW, I changed my rear pads at 12k...

For my 2014 GSW, I changed my rear pads at 12k miles as they were shot. I didnít have time to order EBC so put stock back in. On the front I changed out the pads at 14K miles. They still had about...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,998
Posted By ShaftEd
I did some testing in the last few days riding...

I did some testing in the last few days riding without gloves to feel the heat areas. When it was around 80 degrees, the radiator heat blowing on to my legs was just a bit warmer than the outside...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By ShaftEd
Thanks Marc, Awesome info!:clap

Thanks Marc, Awesome info!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 773
Posted By ShaftEd
Marc, As far Iíve seen here on Advrider, youíre...

Marc, As far Iíve seen here on Advrider, youíre the first to try out the Wilbers conversion D-ESA shock. Iím thinking of going this way when my oem shocks need a refresh. I figure it should feel...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 669
Posted By ShaftEd
I dinged by rear alloy wheel on my 2104 GSW a few...

I dinged by rear alloy wheel on my 2104 GSW a few months ago. My local BMW Dealer in San Diego (SDBMW) has a guy they send bent alloy wheels to for straightening. Dave Moore Wheel Services in Apple...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By ShaftEd
I recall motorcyclist magazine put the older GS...

I recall motorcyclist magazine put the older GS size Heidenau's on their long term GSW without any issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 474
Views: 45,709
Posted By ShaftEd
Yep, donít know whether itís the clutch or tranny...

Yep, donít know whether itís 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 07-23-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 18,490
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 07-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,464
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 07-23-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,464
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: 27
Views: 1,761
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
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