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Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By jpalamar
Does Anyone Really Know The Answer?

I could go into a long discussion, but while I have faith in the dealer's service manager, I'm having trouble accepting this answer.

What is the [official] threshhold voltage for the starter to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,396
Posted By jpalamar
Easier than it looks . . .

Pulling battery is a no-brainer and intuitive. It looks daunting at first, but upon inspection and read owner's manual it's easily done. The 'insulation' wrapping the battery makes it seem like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By jpalamar
Three Months Later

Factory battery, after the two recall bad batteries, cranking away with no problem.
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By jpalamar
First of all, learn to read as DMC can attest,...

First of all, learn to read as DMC can attest, there was no absolute budget on the rig . . .and, here's the quote in one of my replies: . . .Actually, there was no budget on the bike but perhaps Jay...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By jpalamar
As a teenager I drove my best friend's father's...

As a teenager I drove my best friend's father's DeSoto (for those that don't know, a DeSoto was Chryler's upper mid-range right below the actual Chrysler, but above Dodge). There was ZERO feedback...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By jpalamar
Certainly the manufacturer should be able to...

Certainly the manufacturer should be able to answer that question. Presume I would find that out before installing, but likely worst case is 'more effort' steering as just can't envision a device...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By jpalamar
It alone, continues to provide joy whereas others...

It alone, continues to provide joy whereas others seem to fade in the 'joy' department over time!

A little bit of an aside in the handling department. I don't ride with anyone in the tub; my wife...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By jpalamar
While it might appear as a grumble, this thread...

While it might appear as a grumble, this thread is not, at least from my perspective. Just one of those things gnawing that it could be done. And quite honestly not positive how much it's needed. And...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By jpalamar
Actually, there was no budget on the bike but...

Actually, there was no budget on the bike but perhaps Jay and Barry were wise in their selection as the build wasn't cheap, and a few thou more might have killed the idea.

All, don't get me...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By jpalamar
Phil, I still think I have the collar and of...

Phil, I still think I have the collar and of course a bunch of (can't remember the name for the snap-in fittings for fuel line). Might have been the fissure too large, or I was unwilling to tighten...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By jpalamar
I didn't even bother on that, and of course, mine...

I didn't even bother on that, and of course, mine (BBY) didn't work either. I'm sure that BBY's intentions were good and there were some pretty strong opinions on this site about the fix, I doubted...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By jpalamar
Still Not Convinced . . .

DMC did whatever it took to effect the best steering on my hack, I'm convinced of that. But, IMO I still think more is needed and would be appreciated. It's not the muscle-power needed that drives me...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By jpalamar
+++1

+++1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 711
Posted By jpalamar
IMO Take The Demo

The assumption of most is the demo's have been abused, and likely that's just a big assumption. First, the run-in for the engine is a myth, but dropping that line will evoke lots of opinions....
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,656
Posted By jpalamar
Why Can't This Be Done?

Seems I've asked this before, but time has gone by, so will ask again. Those of you in boating, that have had dual or triple outboards, know the torque that feeds back to steering, requiring some...
Forum: Hacks 04-11-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 19,655
Posted By jpalamar
+1, 74 this year. Still ride two wheels, love my...

+1, 74 this year. Still ride two wheels, love my new R9T.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By jpalamar
BMW 39L (small) Tailbag

Mine is not on Adventure, just standard GS, but the SMALL, 39L I think, will fit definitely. There's a pocket/flap that will slip over your tailpiece, plus the straps will secure it nicely. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By jpalamar
Reimbursement News On Fuel Pump NHTSA Recall

I would urge the MOD to not bury this in the threadfest, but here's the latest in terms of those that have had the fuel pump replaced and PAID OUT OF THEIR OWN POCKET.

The work had to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 795
Posted By jpalamar
Thanks Jim, I'm sitting here scratching my head...

Thanks Jim, I'm sitting here scratching my head reading, WTF is a GS1200R?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By jpalamar
Personal Opinion And You Know What That's Worth

I wasn't trying to save money so just took the fully loaded 2014 GSW with every known option other than the security system.

BUT, if I would have been willing to wait MONTHS I would have and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,826
Posted By jpalamar
+1I chuckled because you hit the nail squarely. I...

+1I chuckled because you hit the nail squarely. I was recently drooling over the roadster MB at about 200K, with the ceramic brakes an additional 10K. I laughed because I could clearly see that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,826
Posted By jpalamar
But What About?

If I missed this, my bad, but what about the performance differences? Seems I've been told gearing different, heavier flywheel (for slow riding), and the GS really is a sport bike in disguise. It is...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By jpalamar
Without getting melodramatic life in the 70's (73...

Without getting melodramatic life in the 70's (73 last Dec.) changes one's style. Having a wife that requires me outliving her :D:D has curtailed my long-distance traveling. Last around the country...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,601
Posted By jpalamar
Not to go OT I'm just curious what the price on...

Not to go OT I'm just curious what the price on the ADV screen is? I can't say I like or dislike its looks, more curious than anything. I now have more screens than I could possibly use :D:D I went...
Forum: Hacks 03-04-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By jpalamar
Boondox Great Pix

Oddly, and I may be incorrect, but I'm hoping it was you that raised lamb in VT. If so this will be an odd reply. We have to hunt far and wide to get USA lamb. . . seems, other than the boutique type...
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By jpalamar
There are a bunch somewhere . . .

Both I and Greg/ClearwaterBMW had our GS Adventures 'hacked' a couple of years ago. His was a brand-new DOHC (2011 I believe) and mine was an '07, plain hexhead. They are virtually identical, other...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,230
Posted By jpalamar
I'd be glad to help but not sure what you are...

I'd be glad to help but not sure what you are asking. Buster/booster plug? Do you mean an AUX outlet, similar to the one that's on the 'front/right side' of the bike to plug in accessories? But...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By jpalamar
Solution And End of Story

Two bad/re-called BMW batteries was the problem, can you believe it. I ordered this, EXPENSIVE, but going to wait before installing it to make sure the new dealer-installed replacement battery lasts....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,756
Posted By jpalamar
Dave, from my experience and many others the...

Dave, from my experience and many others the EWS/'ring' failure is not intermittent? Tho' I have not read this complete thread, but am talking from my experiences primarily.

People's good or bad...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,114
Posted By jpalamar
The problem, and you stated it well, is I have no...

The problem, and you stated it well, is I have no more confidence in 1-year replacement over multiple years. With regards to the Li-Ion, yeah, they don't like cold wx and of course output is so temp...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,114
Posted By jpalamar
Sorry, but you are mistaken (but not entirely). I...

Sorry, but you are mistaken (but not entirely). I did that research already, but the '12 is the LTX14-BS (p/n 61217724073) and the 2013 UP is the 61218520153. Not so easy peasy, but thanks for the...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By jpalamar
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,114
Posted By jpalamar
Since this thread has gone OT figured I'd let you...

Since this thread has gone OT figured I'd let you at least know. Ended up with a Li-Ion from Full Power Spectrum. Liked the owner of the company and be done with it. BMW still diddling around trying...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,114
Posted By jpalamar
Zzzzz

GROAN:huh
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By jpalamar
Probably <1000 miles but having owned 4 other...

Probably <1000 miles but having owned 4 other motorcycles and some personal issues that have curtailed my long-distance touring, it's understandable.

The hack fills in some very nice gaps for me....
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By jpalamar
I'm always amazed by the numbers of hack drivers...

I'm always amazed by the numbers of hack drivers that got into it because of their dog and the company the dog will provide. Not being a dog owner I can't appreciate the bond between man and dog....
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By jpalamar
ATV's since they are all quads NOW and trikes...

ATV's since they are all quads NOW and trikes abandoned, as far as I know, has to have no similarity, as the ATV, especially ones with power steering, are symmetrical with drive for all intents and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,114
Posted By jpalamar
I'm wondering where you saw the exact fit, as the...

I'm wondering where you saw the exact fit, as the dimensions of the battery are not the dimensions of the stock, nor the compartment size. I want it to be correct, but not so. It lists it as fitting...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,756
Posted By jpalamar
Yes Dave, the procedure likely written somewhere...

Yes Dave, the procedure likely written somewhere but it's fairly intuitive. i have a spare new model RING that I did what you are going to do a long time ago, and it's fairly intuitive as I best...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,591
Posted By jpalamar
Thinking About A Sidecar Rig? Read On . . .

Boredom is truly the devil's workshop, but was always intrigued by the 'looks' of a sidecar rig. Over two years ago I had an '07 R1200GSA Adventure not getting many miles so did minimal research,...
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