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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By bobframe
Thank god somebody's doing this, because I am a...

Thank god somebody's doing this, because I am a bottomless pit of ignorance when it comes to evaluating or adjusting a motorcycle suspension. Need much help here.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By bobframe
Update 7/3/14

I picked the GS up today. The "deeper dive" by the tech revealed an out of balance front wheel and front forks that a previous owner may have tampered with. They replaced both fork's oil and seals....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By bobframe
OP Update

Here's an update:


I think the Service Manager was confused. When I went by to see them and talked to the tech, he said he thought the shocks were fine, but that there was some front end...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By bobframe
Can you tell me what they did?

Can you tell me what they did?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 862
Posted By bobframe
Rebuild OEM Shocks (R1200GS...'06)???

My dealer advised me today that my OEM shocks (2006 R1200GS) were pretty "soft" and need to have the oil and seal replaced....at least that's how I understood the Svc Mgr. I asked for an estimate to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By bobframe
[QUOTE=LaurelPerryOnLand;24134794] ...

[QUOTE=LaurelPerryOnLand;24134794]

BTW...Trip Odometer is my fuel gauge.[Quote]

I am learning to reset and trust my odometer. And, I'm learning to understand and trust my fuel gauge.

But...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,984
Posted By bobframe
and this option (wrapping the coiled section...

and this option (wrapping the coiled section around the tank bag) works too...

BTW, I tested this on my last outing and it kept my iPhone at 100% the entire day.
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,984
Posted By bobframe
....and again....

....and again....
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,984
Posted By bobframe
Here it is...btw, the orange end is the...

Here it is...btw, the orange end is the "Lightning" end (for iPhone 5) with a plastic cap covering the jewels.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By bobframe
I had an opportunity to test the reliability of...

I had an opportunity to test the reliability of my gauge and, in spite of my best efforts to shoot myself in the foot, my fuel gauge and Garmin GPS bailed me out of trouble. Twice. On the same...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,984
Posted By bobframe
Upon further review, I have decided that my most...

Upon further review, I have decided that my most pressing need...ensuring that I always have a charged iPhone...was the one thing worth solving. The others could be charged at days end and if not,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By bobframe
From an older thread...

...I read this: "All of the Hexhead and Camhead seats are interchangable. The Wethead front and rear will not be!"

Jim (Von Baden)

I think this answers my question!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By bobframe
Give a man a fiche, feed him for a day; teach him...

Give a man a fiche, feed him for a day; teach him to fiche...

So, it would appear that the '05-07 and '10-13 Varios are identical...but the seats seem to have different part numbers. Does this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By bobframe
GS Luggage '06 vs. '12

If I buy a 2012 GS with BMW Vario cases can I transfer them to my '06 GS without mods? And will the BMW Adventure panniers (the OEM aluminum boxes) and rack transplant to the 2012 GS...again, w/o...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By bobframe
I didn't know this...the '06 GS doesn't have the...

I didn't know this...the '06 GS doesn't have the dreaded fuel strip?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By bobframe
Thanks, this is the explanation I was looking for.

Thanks, this is the explanation I was looking for.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By bobframe
Fuel gauge for Dummies ('06 1200GS)

Nobody should ever have to ask how to read a fuel gauge, right? Wrong...I'm asking.

I suspect that my '06 R1200GS fuel gauge is misbehaving, but its doing so consistently so I thought maybe I...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,984
Posted By bobframe
USB Charging Hub

After spending a couple days on my '06 1200GS I realized that my charging capabilities (for my electronic devices) are pretty meager and I'd like to fix that. The electronics in need of charging are...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,510
Posted By bobframe
I love what you did...very elegant design. One...

I love what you did...very elegant design. One question: Do you miss the lift height you gave up by dropping it down? The reason I ask is that I often use my lift at full height and think I might...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,510
Posted By bobframe
One thing to consider is the length of the ramp....

One thing to consider is the length of the ramp. My lift came with two ramps...one is about 20" and the other is about twice that. The longer ramp means that the ramp sits a a much shallower angle...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,510
Posted By bobframe
I am a 1200gs owner and recently bought my first...

I am a 1200gs owner and recently bought my first lift. I park the bike on the lift full time and always push the bike onto the lift. Some thoughts for you:
1. I'm 6'3" and my height gives me the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,565
Posted By bobframe
New rider's perspective.

I am a noob rider on street bikes...had dirt bikes for years. I started with a Honda ST1300 and had lots of fun learning to ride it in my backyard...the Blue Ridge Mountains.

After two years of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,700
Posted By bobframe
Me too. I see guys doing this and it seems...

Me too. I see guys doing this and it seems effortless. Me? Not so much.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,834
Posted By bobframe
Third Owner

Does anyone know how "non-original owners" are affected by this recall?

For example, I am the third owner of my 2006 1200GS. I have no idea whether I am in the big BMW data base in the sky and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,094
Posted By bobframe
Just to close things out... I bought the...

Just to close things out...

I bought the black jack I pictured earlier from Greg Smith Equipment for around $100. It is a good quality product with lots of nylon/plastic spacers to adapt to lots...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,094
Posted By bobframe
My buddy may need to do his oilhead clutch. This...

My buddy may need to do his oilhead clutch. This picture isn't helping matters.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,094
Posted By bobframe
What was the repair?

What was the repair?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2014, 04:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By bobframe
And I would think that once a bike is on the...

And I would think that once a bike is on the center stand AND its front wheel is still in the wheel vise (which is what I am trying to do), it cannot be pushed forward and off its center stand...it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 616
Posted By bobframe
If you want all of the circuits on the fuseblock...

If you want all of the circuits on the fuseblock to be "always on", you do not need a relay. If you want some of the circuits on the fuseblock to be "switched", i.e., only hot when the bike it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By bobframe
Just to clarify...you apply the jack to the skid...

Just to clarify...you apply the jack to the skid plate? You do NOT remove skid plate first?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By bobframe
For that reason a "bottle jack" with a very small...

For that reason a "bottle jack" with a very small lifting surface (maybe 2' circle??) would concern me. That's why I pictured the scissor jack with a large 5" x 18" lifting platform which would...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By bobframe
That's what I was thinking. I am new to all...

That's what I was thinking.

I am new to all of this and want a controlled way to put the bike on its center stand while up on the lift. And I want to be able to do this by myself. It seems to me...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By bobframe
Jacking 1200GS from under Skid Plate?

2006 R1200GS here.

I'd like to put a scissor jack directly under the OEM skid plate and lift the rear end of the bike up enough to deploy the center stand by hand. Then drop the scissor jack...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,094
Posted By bobframe
If I use a jack similar to what is pictured below...

If I use a jack similar to what is pictured below to lift a 1200GS, do I need to remove the OEM skid plate first and lift against the bottom of the engine (maybe with a hunk of wood to prevent...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By bobframe
The horn is mounted between the front forks. The...

The horn is mounted between the front forks. The trumpet's openings face left and slope down at about 20 degrees, meaning that if water was blown into a trumpet, I would think it would drain right...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By bobframe
Sorry to run off. Actually, I am trying to...

Sorry to run off. Actually, I am trying to determine if I really have an issue. The horn has always worked...but it seems to be "non-shock n awe"...which is how I remember my first Stebel horn.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By bobframe
Never mind...called Stebel's tech support and got...

Never mind...called Stebel's tech support and got some help. Thanks.

Bob
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By bobframe
Stebel horn sounds weak

My Stebel horn ('06 R1200GS) sounds weak. I installed it about a year ago and, best I can recall, it sounded like a steam ship. Somewhere along the line it lost its bravado and sounds like a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-01-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By bobframe
Update 1/1/14

Rode over Cherohala today and the road was in very good condition...almost completely dry. They have salted the road and there is some evidence of that, but its very light. There's lots of heavy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-30-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,088
Posted By bobframe
Thanks for your input. I'm less worried about...

Thanks for your input. I'm less worried about precip than I am ground water freezing on the road surface. As you point out, some of those shaded areas never dry out or worse, never thaw out.
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