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Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,764
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
I agree with above comments regarding the front...

I agree with above comments regarding the front Anakee having a weird cupping problem. The Tourance front has proven more reliable for me. Currently riding with an Anakee rear and a Tourance front...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Thanks for all the comments. It's nice to know...

Thanks for all the comments. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has encountered this problem. Once she's on, It's kind a nice having someone to talk to when riding. Even better when she...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,643
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Advice for riding two-up

Okay at the risk of sounding stupid, how do you have your passenger mount a R1200GS. Been riding solo since 07 then suddenly every girl I meet wants a ride. Coming from a Honda cruiser I never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 495
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Bike not starting normally

I recently began experiencing starting problems with my 2007 r1200gs. When I put the key in and turn it, everything acts normal, except the bike won't always start. So on a couple occasions I took...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
I recently bought Ohlins for my 07 GS. I checked...

I recently bought Ohlins for my 07 GS. I checked online and found a good price at Hard Racing (see below) and my local bike shop beat their price by a few bucks to get my business. Was a good thing...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,804
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Ditto, and as soon as I did the gauge starting...

Ditto, and as soon as I did the gauge starting working again. Temporarily I'm sure. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,939
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Agreed! Have had EWS message to deal with, FD...

Agreed! Have had EWS message to deal with, FD rear seal replaced, rear seal on tranny replaced, worthless rear shock (Showa) replaced, low beam was going out every 5K so I replaced with HID, 2 bad...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,601
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Wow lots to think about. To answer Tosh, I'm...

Wow lots to think about. To answer Tosh, I'm looking at Ohlins or Wilbers. Both have good reps and will set the shock to my riding style.

I lean towards the "set it and forget it" theory...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,601
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Rear shock: compression damping, is it necesssary

I need to replace my rear shock and am going aftermarket. Most come with preload and rebound adjustment. For more money I can get compression adjustment, but since money is an issue I don't want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Never considered peg dragging, but have do so on...

Never considered peg dragging, but have do so on a couple occasions. Probably try rolling the bars more forward first to see how that works, then go for risers if necessary. Thanks for all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Question Need to change standing position,...slightly

When I stand up on my '07 GS during off road stints, I feel like the handle bars are to low and my weight more forward than I'm comfortable with. I know I could get handlebar risers and/or lower the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,684
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Go HID

I was going through low beams every 5K or so on my '07 GS. Local dealer couldn't find any problems. At 40K I finally went with HID from Sierra BMW. An easy install, and I like the light better...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
I’ve had the same concern with my wheels. I’ve...

I’ve had the same concern with my wheels. I’ve spoke to two different BMW tech guys who both said the same thing… the wheels are pretty strong and not to worry. I’ve ridden some rough roads pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,398
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
My first bulb went out at 5K, the second one 1k...

My first bulb went out at 5K, the second one 1k later, and the third one 3K after that. So in the 9500 miles I have on the bike, I have put in 3 different bulbs. The dealer says they looked over my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2007, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
After thinking about GUM's response it makes...

After thinking about GUM's response it makes sense. I have a supercharged diesel truck that doesn't even flinch at altitude, nor do I see much of a performance difference at lower elevations. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2007, 12:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Question High flow air filter at altitude?

I live and ride at altitude. Is there any logic to installing a high flow air filter like a K&N to increase the amount of air to the engine? :scratch I know my bike seems to runs better at lower...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
I used some fork oil I had thinking it was more...

I used some fork oil I had thinking it was more dense than water and similiar to ATF in density. I think I'll drain the manometer and fill it something a bit denser, then check it again just for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2007, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
The only reason for doing the right side was...

The only reason for doing the right side was because the adjustment was fairly small and by taking up the slack on the right side it worked with just a little monkeying around.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2007, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Question Question about TBS with a manometer

I have a 2007, R1200GS with 9K on the odometer. I did my own 6K service minus the TBS as the bike was running pretty smooth. After taking a weeklong 2700-mile trip, I noticed the bike running a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,567
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
I weigh in at 190 lbs., a little more with riding...

I weigh in at 190 lbs., a little more with riding gear. I've found putting the front in the middle settings and running the rear with 20 clicks of preload and 2 full turns of compression gives me a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,877
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Ditto, me too!

Before I rode my bike off the lot, the dealer set my seat up with high/low configuration. Haven't change it since, and haven't had any problems either.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,272
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
What bulbs are you using?

My OEM Low Beam went out at about 5K and it went out again at a little over 6K. I can't remeber, but I think the replacement was a GE I got at a bike shop. I replaced this one with a Sylvania. Any...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2007, 07:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,570
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Wicked I asked this same FD oil change question of my...

I asked this same FD oil change question of my local dealer this past week, as I have a ’07 GS with 6000 mi on it. His answer was that after the 600 mi. service change there was no “scheduled” FD...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2007, 07:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,148
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Nice discussion. I learned a lot on this topic...

Nice discussion. I learned a lot on this topic just by reading all the different viewpoints. It's always good to hear different opinions before a decision is made. It makes for an educated...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,148
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Thanks for the feedback guys. I guess I'll do as...

Thanks for the feedback guys. I guess I'll do as suggested and do the stuff I can, and leave the more technical stuff to the pros.
KLP
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2007, 06:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,148
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Question Confused about TB sync on a 07 GS

I was about to tackle the 6000 mi service on my ‘07 R1200 GS. Everything seemed fairly straightforward except for the TB sync. I was going to purchase the Twinmax gizmo, but then read somewhere...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2007, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 780
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Talking I can speak on both the 1200GS and the 650...

I can speak on both the 1200GS and the 650 Wee-strom. I have an 07 GS and my GF has the 07 Wee-strom. After riding 300 miles on the 650 I was very impressed with the comfort and handling at speeds...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2007, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 334,213
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Eh? Anyone had the key ring replaced more than once?

I got the dreaded EWS warning on my ’07 R1200GS at a little over 1000 miles. :mad? Had the key ring replaced and have put another 3000 miles on since without any problems. But I still wonder every...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Bluhduh immobilizer must go !

Had the same EWS & antenna ring problem at 1000 miles. Left me stranded and despondent with the trumpeted BMW durability and reliability claims. After reading all the theories about why the key...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,637
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Question How much weight can be put on top of the side cases?

I have a question about how much weight can you put on top of the vario side cases. I thought I read somewhere that the maximum weight per case was some ridicules small amount like 25 pounds. After...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Eh? I want your dealer

I had the same service done on my '07 GS at 600 miles and was charged $300 just for labor alone. Total charge was $358 with parts and tax. The service tech noticed the threads on one of the tappet...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By Petrol Ignitor
Eek Newbie on the road...

Greetings from a Midwestern Yankee living in the Southwest.
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I recently took the plunge and purchased the “Big Red Beemer”. Unfortunately...
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