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Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,432
Posted By navsnipe
+1 Now get on the bike and ride. You'll find...

+1
Now get on the bike and ride. You'll find the things you really need on the bike will come from putting on the miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,095
Posted By navsnipe
I went through some heavy rain for a few hours on...

I went through some heavy rain for a few hours on a trip last spring and no leaks on mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 819
Posted By navsnipe
Helicopters don't fly. They make so much noise...

Helicopters don't fly. They make so much noise and vibration that the Earth rejects them.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,790
Posted By navsnipe
My previous bike, a 2009 Triumph Sprint ST1050...

My previous bike, a 2009 Triumph Sprint ST1050 shifted very similar to this when new. A few things were tried but the fix was replacing one of the steel clutch plates with a thinner one. Apparently...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,367
Posted By navsnipe
That's one of those lightweight breathable tents...

That's one of those lightweight breathable tents with the aftermarket skylight. :D
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,367
Posted By navsnipe
I see now you had more than bungee cords holding...

I see now you had more than bungee cords holding your gear, apologies for the comment. I learned the hard way about holding things with bungees on a motorcycle back in my youth.

Cool ride story,...
Forum: Ride reports 05-17-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,367
Posted By navsnipe
Get rid of the bungee cords and get some straps...

Get rid of the bungee cords and get some straps to secure your gear. Straps don't stretch.

I learned this from experience a long time ago. :norton
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,950
Posted By navsnipe
True

True
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,950
Posted By navsnipe
Bergen County BMW-Harley was not really a good...

Bergen County BMW-Harley was not really a good BMW shop. Probably 80% Harley, 20% BMW, maybe even 90/10%. Nice people but service and gear inventory was not so great.

Cross County in Metuchen NJ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,950
Posted By navsnipe
Cross Country BMW is in Metuchen, NJ. I have not...

Cross Country BMW is in Metuchen, NJ. I have not been there but have heard good things about them from some friends who deal with them.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,950
Posted By navsnipe
Interesting to stumble upon this thread as I was...

Interesting to stumble upon this thread as I was debating whether to go to Bergen BMW HD for my major service since I bought the bike there or Max BMW in CT.

Bought my 1200GS in June 2012 from...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,232,628
Posted By navsnipe
Installed Sena SMH10 bluetooth on my helmet and...

Installed Sena SMH10 bluetooth on my helmet and mated it with my nav IV gps and android phone, works great. Now i will have tunes to help pass the time on a long ride to Savannah Ga. next week. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,324
Posted By navsnipe
:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By navsnipe
Thanks! Pretty straightforward process even...

Thanks!
Pretty straightforward process even without pictures.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By navsnipe
Almost 150 views and no responses. :huh For...

Almost 150 views and no responses. :huh

For all that have a factory manual or REPROM , is there a procedure for setting this flapper correctly?

Based on the results of my quick test yesterday I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By navsnipe
Exhaust Flap Adjustment?

I searched and read about disabling the exhaust flap on a 1200GS and did it today as an experiment. Short story, louder at lower rpm, less torque at lower rpm (butt dyno), smoother spin up to high...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,782
Posted By navsnipe
I just put a Givi AF330 on my 1200GS last weekend...

I just put a Givi AF330 on my 1200GS last weekend and took it for a test drive. I played with the adjustments for a while but thought I was going to take it right back off. At about 70+ mph I had...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,729
Posted By navsnipe
I have a similar experience with dynabeads that...

I have a similar experience with dynabeads that you did. I hope to get them out this weekend and do a static balance with weights.

It was inevitable that a thread with the title of "Dynabeads...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,729
Posted By navsnipe
This still doesn't account for any real world...

This still doesn't account for any real world conditions. According to the manufacturer a road force and suspension interaction is needed. I would think your tire design and a Go Pro camera could...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,729
Posted By navsnipe
I don't doubt that dynabeads can work in a...

I don't doubt that dynabeads can work in a controlled enviroment. I believe I understand the principle of how they are described to work. The issue is there are so many external variables that can...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,729
Posted By navsnipe
I'm going to put some Sea Monkeys in my tires. ...

I'm going to put some Sea Monkeys in my tires. They have to be smarter than dynabeads. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,729
Posted By navsnipe
Jim, you don't use a quarter cup of dynabeads in...

Jim, you don't use a quarter cup of dynabeads in every load? It makes your wash glass smooth. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,729
Posted By navsnipe
Did your rig have tubeless tires? I though most...

Did your rig have tubeless tires? I though most rig tires were a tube/tire assembly. If he threw the beads with bag inside the tire it would get sandwiched between the carcass and tube.
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,729
Posted By navsnipe
I'm wondering if I throw some beads down my...

I'm wondering if I throw some beads down my intake it will balance my throttle bodies? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 34,015
Posted By navsnipe
That tiny blue text is very hard to read.

That tiny blue text is very hard to read.
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,729
Posted By navsnipe
Did you go for a ride before putting the...

Did you go for a ride before putting the Dynabeads in?

Why did you decide to use 3 oz in each tire rather than the recommended 2 oz. I am curious as my experience with dynabeads was not like...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
I actually have an old Atlas TH54 lathe but I...

I actually have an old Atlas TH54 lathe but I don't have any stock laying around to build what I need. I haven't done tapers in a long time but the rear adapter should be easy. Know anyone in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
I was on Harbor Freight and Marc Parnes websites...

I was on Harbor Freight and Marc Parnes websites last night checking out balancing tools.

I am going to stop by my local HF store on Friday and check out the balancing stand. I'll probably have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
I just saw this thread... Dynabeads Suck ...

I just saw this thread...
Dynabeads Suck
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=902105

I wish I wasn't going out of town this weekend as I am now burning to find out if a conventional wheel...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
I am not sure if dynabeads work, there are plenty...

I am not sure if dynabeads work, there are plenty of threads that debate that. I can't say if they work in my case since I didn't notice much difference.

I am going to remove the dynabeads and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
Working from home today and trying to resist the...

Working from home today and trying to resist the urge to go check things, I caved.

Used a machinist rule against front and rear fenders to check for out of round tires/wheels, both front and rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
I removed the external weights shortly after...

I removed the external weights shortly after installing the dynabeads. FD checks out fine.

Its down to spokes and/or tires. I will be checking these closer this weekeend.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
I didn't trust that the dealership actually...

I didn't trust that the dealership actually checked anything since it was a busy day and they did it quicker than I thought it would.

I am going to check the spokes and schedule a visit to Max BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
No TPS on the bike, I am at a similar mileage...

No TPS on the bike, I am at a similar mileage but my EXP's don't look severely worn yet, I'll have to take take a closer look. This is crazy that the EXP's have such a detrimental effect on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
This is the first bike I have used Dynabeads on...

This is the first bike I have used Dynabeads on as I never had a balance issue on previous bikes. They made a little difference but I suspect that the EXP's issues are masking any benefit.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
I was wondering about the tires but didn't find...

I was wondering about the tires but didn't find much about specific issues with the EXP other than wearing down quickly. The sounds they make had me worrying about FD and shaft issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
I appreciate your vote of confidence.

I appreciate your vote of confidence.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,872
Posted By navsnipe
1200GS Ride/Wheel balance issue

I have a 2012 R1200GS and have had it for about a year. I noticed on the highway it has a vibration that feels like I am riding on a on a rippled road when my speed is greater than 60mph. I took it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,424
Posted By navsnipe
:topes

:topes
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,232,628
Posted By navsnipe
Put some farkles on the bike yesterday. Touratech...

Put some farkles on the bike yesterday. Touratech oil cooler guard and kickstand plate, SW Motech potentiometer guard, and Kaoko throttle lock. Rode over to Max BMW in CT to get oil filter and misc....
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