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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,091
Views: 209,684
Posted By Alexol
+1!

+1!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 135
Posted By Alexol
Help please - anyone installed (Hornig) Stebel on GSW-A?

I installed one of these on my GSW fairly easily, but the GSW-A is a bit different.

If you install per their (GSW) instructions, the horn unit sits between the forks, just in front of the front...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By Alexol
That's the stuff I used, along with a tiny dab of...

That's the stuff I used, along with a tiny dab of dielectric grease internally - what a PITA all that was!!

I prefer the liquid tape to silicone as it tends to dry to a very thin coating, although...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 954
Posted By Alexol
Posi-taps - make'em waterproof?

What's the collective wisdom on the best way (or even the necessity or otherwise) of making posi-taps if not waterproof then at least water resistant?

The under seat rearmost area of my GSW, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
To my embarrassment, you are 100% right - in less...

To my embarrassment, you are 100% right - in less than ideal lighting, I had apparently persuaded myself that the red/brown wire was in fact red/purple. Not being in the same place as my GSW...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
I will do, Mike, when it all works properly - no...

I will do, Mike, when it all works properly - no happening so far although I thought I had it solved.

Here's the current state of play - still looking for some help from knowledgeable people out...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
Problem solved... The trigger that I used to...

Problem solved...

The trigger that I used to fix the problem (after much digging around) is the red/gray strip with yellow dots for the tail light.

Thanks for all the input above and a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
I forgot about it while having something to eat -...

I forgot about it while having something to eat - it has remained on for about 40 minutes...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
yes I bought a voltmeter but it doesn't seem to...

yes I bought a voltmeter but it doesn't seem to be helping me much.

When I tried tapping into the red gray wire, instead of the nonexistent red-brown wire, the PDM initiated with the ignition...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
On the GSWA the fuse block is in a different...

On the GSWA the fuse block is in a different place, but doesn't have the red/brown wire. It does have the red gray one.

The GSW has both red/gray and red/brown.

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
On the GSWA the fuse block is in a different...

On the GSWA the fuse block is in a different place, but doesn't have the red/brown wire. It does have the red gray one.

The GSW has both red/gray and red/brown.

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
Thanks Poolside, but unfortunately it doesn't -...

Thanks Poolside, but unfortunately it doesn't - Jarvis uses a Red/BROWN wire, and I only have Red/GRAY on the GSW-A.

As you might remember when you were so helpful for me wiring up some lights a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
It may be more confusing that that - I have only...

It may be more confusing that that - I have only the PDM connected, with +ve & -ve from the PDM to the respective batter terminals, and nothing else other than the failed attempt at the red/gray...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 835
Posted By Alexol
Help please: PDM60 & GSW-A (specific) question - trigger point

On my GSW I used the red/brown stripe wire as the trigger for the PDM60 - worked perfectly.

On the GSW-A, I no longer have a red/brown stripe wire anywhere that I can find - what has anyone else...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Alexol
Even easier - thanks! Alex

Even easier - thanks!

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,200
Posted By Alexol
I bought a '14 GSW in November last year, and...

I bought a '14 GSW in November last year, and have just traded - up, I think - to a GSWA.

Three reasons:


I very much prefer the heavier crankshaft of the GSW. In general, I think that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By Alexol
PDM60 trigger question

There are a couple of really nice PMD installs detailed, and the common seems to be using the red wire with a brown stripe in the little junction box above the battery.

I want to put the PDM 60...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Alexol
Yes, they are basically the same unit & same...

Yes, they are basically the same unit & same company except one is panel mount and protrudes behind and the other is flat mount. Also, one has a reset button & on/off lever, the other has just the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 225
Posted By Alexol
GSWA '14 tank removal?

Can someone who has removed the tank give me a couple of pointers please?

It feels like I've been unbolting tank jigsaw-like associated items for half the afternoon and I don't seem to be anywhere...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Alexol
Your 2c is perfectly valid, especially with an...

Your 2c is perfectly valid, especially with an electrical engineering background, and makes perfect sense, as does James above.

However as szazbo says, there have been, I think, 3 cases on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Alexol
I saw your install some time ago, and I was...

I saw your install some time ago, and I was thinking that I hope you never look under my bike seat because mine isn't going to look anywhere near as perfect as yours - I felt a little, as they say,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By Alexol
PDM60 question - to fuse or not to fuse?

Being a belt and suspenders guy - and sometimes string in my pocket too - I'm thinking about an in-line fuse for my PDM 60, between it and the battery.

While I have only good experiences with my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,320
Posted By Alexol
There's always this: ...

There's always this: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-motech-seat-rack-for-bmw-r1200gs-lc-13-14

It's well made although I decided to fill in the bull logo with JB Weld as I didn't want any more...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Alexol
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Alexol
Best XM radio for use with Autocom?

My very old XM radio retired itself (an assisted suicide kind of thing) a bike or two ago, and I'm now looking to see what's out there.

There seem to be quite a few choices but little in the way...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Alexol
No worries about water under the rear seat? The...

No worries about water under the rear seat? The area under my rear seat on the GSW used to get very wet and muddy.

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Alexol
A useful $0.02 - thanks! I like the idea of...

A useful $0.02 - thanks!

I like the idea of the cardboard bases, but I'll probably cheat and order the RKA in 3 & 7 liters, AND the Wolfman Blackhawk and return what I don't like.

Not an...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Alexol
That looks a little big at 18 liters. Got a...

That looks a little big at 18 liters. Got a photo by any chance?

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Alexol
GREAT! Thanks! A choice of two now... Alex

GREAT! Thanks! A choice of two now...

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Alexol
I found your photo - that bag looks to be almost...

I found your photo - that bag looks to be almost ideal, thanks!

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Alexol
Seems reasonable, but I'd really like everything...

Seems reasonable, but I'd really like everything hidden if possible, or at least removable in one container when done for the day...

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Alexol
GSA-WC and hiding away Autocom etc?

On my GSW, I used the small BMW tank bag, and it was big enough - just! - for an Autocom, bike-to-bike radio, radar detector, laser jammer, iPod, phone and a baseball cap.

That tank bag apparently...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Alexol
I don't ride much at night either any more, nor...

I don't ride much at night either any more, nor go fast when I do.

I like the extra lights for conspicuity. What I have seen, when the side lights are too bright, is that the center headlight...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Alexol
Thanks for all the suggestions guys - and Joey,...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys - and Joey, if you could post a picture or two that would be great as this is the solution that appeals most for now.

On the GSW the small BMW bag was perfect...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 827
Posted By Alexol
Best small tank bag for GSA-WC?

I had the small BMW bag on the previous GS-WC but I understand that it won't fit on the GSA-WC.

Anyone got any idea as to what I might look at? There doesn't seem to be much choice yet...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Alexol
I had a horrible feeling someone was going to say...

I had a horrible feeling someone was going to say that!

Thanks. Now you are making me think about Erica's and I'd promised myself I wasn't going to...

Alex
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,050
Posted By Alexol
BMW GSA-WC LED spotlights vs Clearwater?

Does anyone have any direct & personal experience, comparing the standard spot/fog lights on the WC GSA vs Clearwater Darla's?

I have a pair of Darla's which I kept from my last bike - they were...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Alexol
Thanks for the link. The Exigent would have...

Thanks for the link.

The Exigent would have to be the dresser version, I think.

I think I'll stick with Exigent - the last one was truly excellent, very thin, reasonably lightweight and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Alexol
[QUOTE=marchyman;24165882]I've had my E-Z touring...

[QUOTE=marchyman;24165882]I've had my E-Z touring cover since some time in the 90s. It is a half cover which may not work for you. I find it covers the important parts of the bike. In addition to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By Alexol
You're correct re the coverage & packs reasonably...

You're correct re the coverage & packs reasonably issue. I had one of the E-Z Wanderer covers for quite a while and liked it, although I preferred the Exigent.

The Exigent people claim 8" x 10" x...
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