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Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
08 and 14

I kept my 2008GS and added a 2014GSA. The GSA is a better bike in just about every way but only slightly IMO. I'd say it comes down more to what you're willing to spend. I wouldn't hesitate going...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,434
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Approaching 58 riding for 34 of them. Hope to go...

Approaching 58 riding for 34 of them. Hope to go out on two wheels instead of ending in being spoon fed oatmeal in a nursing home like my Dad. He was most afraid of that himself. I just hope going...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,979
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
I picked up the idea renting a bike in Hawaii of...

I picked up the idea renting a bike in Hawaii of all places- bicycle grip wrap around existing grips. It's easy to replace and transfers heat protecting original grips from damage
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,580
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Too new to determine long term reliability on...

Too new to determine long term reliability on LED. It has the "cool factor" and the beam is looks good and the lighting is nice and white but it is an expensive unproven option.

I think choice...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
i think you feel the added weight at stop,...

i think you feel the added weight at stop, backing and getting it on the stand but once underway you don't notice. the new GSA is incredibly balanced IMO. Have a standard 08 GS, demo'ed a GSW and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
I'm going to avoid Avgas personally. Don't want...

I'm going to avoid Avgas personally. Don't want to have that conversation with the dealer in event of warranty. I have 8 gallons at 43mpg on high oct and will only run low grade and corn when I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
:1drink:1drink:1drink

:1drink:1drink:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Agree that a bike that is designed for the use...

Agree that a bike that is designed for the use these are intended should not be picky about type of fuel. Some earlier models had anti knock retarding of timing when sensing less optimal gas. I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 169,364
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Exactly what I did about a month and a half ago...

Exactly what I did about a month and a half ago and probably at the same lunch spot. Welcome to the party.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
so whats the temp in big bend in Feb? i was there...

so whats the temp in big bend in Feb? i was there in April 2 years ago at saw 106
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 94,471
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Any update? Thanks

Any update?
Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
I got a chnce to ride today and test the finish...

I got a chnce to ride today and test the finish on the bike. It was salty, dirty conditions from snow and ice but was all of 30 degrees. one interesting thing I noticed was that the front end didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Cool2 You've come to right place for supporting farts,...

You've come to right place for supporting farts, schoolboy cheers, and the only racks that matter are stainless, aluminum or size D! Mount up and let's go for a ride.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Agree. I like it much better without the orange...

Agree. I like it much better without the orange sticker. I like the blue and black stickers on my white one and the stickers look good on the blue version but your simple sticker delete really cleans...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
No extra keying. It uses the front pillon...

No extra keying. It uses the front pillon mounting post to release via the keyed seat release already on the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
A bit alarming to think the default (in the event...

A bit alarming to think the default (in the event of electric failure) is bottomed out suspension. Failure during a trip sounds like it might end the ride or result in playing Peter Fonda.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
seat plate

txrder2- glad you posted info on the rear plate. I have one ordered to pick up this week. I also removed pillion on my GS as the wife hasn't ridden since picking me up from a hospital after a crash...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Some of the Early models (2005-2006) had some...

Some of the Early models (2005-2006) had some bugs ( rear diff, fuel gauges). Personally I'd go for a 2008 or newer. I have an '08 and love it. Mostly trouble- free for 40k miles. The screw head adj...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
It's a GSA- it's unstoppable remember. Touratech...

It's a GSA- it's unstoppable remember. Touratech scub gear optional:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
good choice

good choice
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
I was thinking the same thing planning to do a...

I was thinking the same thing planning to do a custom triple black wrap but I really like the Alpine once I saw it so it'll stay white.

8 degrees, 20 mph winds and ice today so this evening I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
I don't have prior GSA auxiliary light experience...

I don't have prior GSA auxiliary light experience but I thought they were a bit low and planned to move them up into the loop in the crash bar. However unbolting one and seeing how it would require...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
The wife will notice the smile that you can't...

The wife will notice the smile that you can't wipe off your face!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Looks like the box on the tank might be for spare...

Looks like the box on the tank might be for spare filter:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
It got to a whole 31 degrees today so I had to go...

It got to a whole 31 degrees today so I had to go for a quick spin between the patches of ice and snow. I started out in normal mode but changed to rain as I was really taking it easy anyway. A few...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Great to hear about first reviews. First GSAW in...

Great to hear about first reviews. First GSAW in OK and it sets in the garage. Weather sucks and probably will all week. :cry

Spent time ordering parts and setting things up. The space under...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
My initial thoughts are the same on the...

My initial thoughts are the same on the windscreen but I was only able to get about 15 miles in before snow storms hit here. I'll wait for a good weekend ride before making a final determination on...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Always worked in the past. I really don't care...

Always worked in the past. I really don't care for what I've seen as option to buy. Not cheap just prefer to make my own
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
http://http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?...

http://http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=2Act27Fq1bN3Kg&emid=shareprintsharer&linkid=link5&cid=EM_sharshar
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=2Ac...

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=2Act27Fq1bN3Kg&emid=shareprintsharer&linkid=link5&cid=EM_sharshar
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Radiator guards

Finished forming my rad screens today. Something I also do for my oil coolers and radiators. All it takes is a $4 alloy guttering cover from your local hardware store, some tin snips and a vice to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Test rode GSW, bought GSAW, own GS. I'd say very...

Test rode GSW, bought GSAW, own GS. I'd say very similar differences from GSW and GSAW as there is with GS and GSA. A's feel bigger and more heavily built. Engine, handling and overall feel very...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Get another dealer. Most on this forum have paid...

Get another dealer. Most on this forum have paid full MSRP, which in the US is a pretty much loaded bike at $22045, which included frieght and prem in my case.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
31-32". No problem at all. I was a bit concerned...

31-32". No problem at all. I was a bit concerned myself. The first thing I did was throw a leg over it to see if I'd outsized myself:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Cool shots! You're not wasting any time with...

Cool shots! You're not wasting any time with modifications :lol3:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
My Ohlins are not that old nor heavily used its...

My Ohlins are not that old nor heavily used its just that time marches on with new technology. Electronics wins over highly skilled damping and springs alone. I just hope the electronic Sachs last...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Comparison

No pics yet but picked up my white GSAw yesterday afternoon. Dealer had her all set, gassed and ready to go with GPS and headlamp guard as requested- good job Tulsa BMW. I rode it about 10-15 miles....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
...I'll let you know how the new GSA compares to...

...I'll let you know how the new GSA compares to the Ergo- picking it up today and was wondering the same thing myself. I just hope it's as good
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,406
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
Have you looked at Wunderlish Ergo? It has a...

Have you looked at Wunderlish Ergo? It has a similar shape yo the original and newer water cooled GS and GSA. I bought one several years ago for my 08 GS and figured I'd only use it for long trips....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,527
Views: 435,866
Posted By asphaltsurfer1
The dealer called back and is has mine ready for...

The dealer called back and is has mine ready for pickup tomorrow.:clap:clap:clap Tomorrow is high winds but in the 50s then everything goes to crap! I plan to get a few test miles on her tomorrow...
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