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Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,600
Posted By Kenadian
Be sure to lock them!

I LOVE my Micatech cases. I would advise locking them before riding, however. It was probably operator error, but one opened on a recent ride and I lost all of my cloths (expect the ones I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By Kenadian
"Old Style" dealership

When I first got into BMW's in the mid 70's I lived in Connecticut and there was Lindners in New Canaan. It was the size of a lot of the accounting offices in some of the newer Dealerships. It was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By Kenadian
Ozzies BMW in Chico

Just wanted to pass on the GREAT service I have had over the last 30+ years I have had whenever I have had dealings with Ozzies. Here are a couple of examples of the way these guys treat the BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,187
Posted By Kenadian
Adaptive LED Mount

I recently upgraded my Adaptive Radar detector to the newest model and it seems to work much better than the earlier model. Fewer false alarms and it seems to pick up signals quicker.
I did not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 858
Posted By Kenadian
Vent lines

I had the same problem on a trip to Alaska last year. My 2011 R1200GS would run on one cylinder after fueling if I filled the tank anywhere near full. It got really bad and I finally pulled the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,675
Posted By Kenadian
I had the same problem

I had the same problem on my 2011 GS. It got progressively worse on my way to Alaska last summer to the point where I could not fill the tank anywhere near full. I found the exact situation with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,352
Posted By Kenadian
Tank Capacity

I have the same issue with my 2011 GS. For a while I could not fill the tank within a 1/2" of the bottom of the filler or the bike would barely run. I was in Alaska and feeling like I needed...
Forum: Vendors 11-21-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,613
Posted By Kenadian
I'll take a couple of dozen

Dave,

Crank out a couple of dozen for me. Maybe we can take a ride next Spring when you finally emerge from your shop!

Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,902
Posted By Kenadian
Excel Cycle werkes

I prefer a quieter exhaust than my 2011 GS. I loved my old R50/2 which was so quiet people would ask if it was running. That was a different era and different expectations for what a bike could do....
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Kenadian
Steves

I stopped into the BMW dealer in Portland (Tigard) on my way north and they had the Held Steves. I tried them on and they felt most like my old Lee Parks gloves that was replacing. I was very...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Kenadian
Good info

Thanks for all of the info. Like so many things, people seem to have experiences all over the map with the same product. I have to narrow it down to another set of Lee Parks, Steve's or Helimut. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,494
Posted By Kenadian
Glove advice needed

I lost one of my old Lee Parks gloves and need to get a new pair to replace them. I currently have a great pair of BMW Winter gloves that are waterproof and a pair of BMW Airflow gloves for hot...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By Kenadian
Lemon

I would kick up a bit of a fuss. I think BMW should consider giving you a new bike. Just my opinion.

Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,478
Posted By Kenadian
Remove Calipers?

I am wondering if it is necessary to remove the calipers if you use vacuum to extract the fluid? I understand the idea of pushing the pistons all of the way out to get the last bit of fluid. If...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,478
Posted By Kenadian
MityVac Mini for Brake Bleed?

It is time to do my brake fluid change on my 2011 R1200GS. I have a MityVac vacuum pump which I have had for a million years. Has anybody used one for brake bleeding on these bikes? Thanks.

Ken
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,324
Views: 972,821
Posted By Kenadian
Agree

I have not had my brackets fai,l ye,t on my model 40 lights but had problems with my model 30's getting out of sync. I was told by John that there was no way to guarantee that 2 lights could stay in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2011, 06:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By Kenadian
got gas?

It may sound way to obvious, but is there enough gas in the tank?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By Kenadian
Excell Extensions

I put them on my 2011 GS and it improved the sound output (in my opinion). I have Micatech bags and I found the original set up was even loader when the bags were mounted. With the extensions, that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,127
Posted By Kenadian
Habit

Been doing it for years. HABIT
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,127
Posted By Kenadian
which weight?

I have a 2011 and the dealer gave me 20w-50 oil that I used on my 600 mile service. I was using a lot of oil right up to my next service (6,000). I switched to 10w-40 at this service and the oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,698
Posted By Kenadian
Tall Screen+ Winglets + Laminar Lip

I had a CALSCI on my last GS and it worked great. Much quieter than the stock screen. On my new GS I went with the tall stock screen and winglets. I was not satisfied with the noise level and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 998
Posted By Kenadian
Camhead Spark Plugs

It is getting time to do my 12k service on my camhead and that includes new spark plugs. The manual calls for NGK MAR8B-JDS plugs. On my last Hexhead I switched to Iridium plugs and the bike seemed...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,757
Posted By Kenadian
I posted this before

I dropped an email to Metzler a while back asking about the short life of my Tourance EXP on my R1200GS. This from Metzler:


Hello Mr. Katz

Sorry for the delay and here are a few things for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,481
Posted By Kenadian
Flashers

I must confess that when I bought a new WHITE GS at the end of '94 I used the unusual (for that time) look of my new bike to my advantage. I lived in California and I would routinely put on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Kenadian
Good input

Are you saying I am getting better with age? I like that idea. I DO think I ride a little "looser" on the grips than I did 15 years ago. I think it must be a combination of the rake angle and a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Kenadian
Body Weight

That is a good guess, but I my weight has not changed in 40 years. Still 152lbs.


Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2011, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,722
Posted By Kenadian
Why is the bike so good in the wind?

This 2011 R1200GS is my third GS. My first was a '95 R1100GS. I had a set of Ohlin shocks on it and tried a variety of wind screens over the years. I also had a set of Jessie panniers. I found...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,241
Posted By Kenadian
Gas Mileage

Just returned from 3600 miles of riding on my 2011 GS. I noticed some pretty big fluctuations in mileage depending on engine RPM. My wife joined me for the second half of the trip and I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,674
Posted By Kenadian
Epilogue

I took the lines off and blew through all of them. I noticed the vent line exiting at the bottom of the bike near the exhaust was melted but not sealed shut. The original factory run of the line...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,554
Posted By Kenadian
15w-50w?

Are you guys still using 15W-50W Mobil 1 on the new Camheads? The spec is 10W-40W. Just wondering?

Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,674
Posted By Kenadian
Service

I have been the only one to service the bike. I did install a Stebel horn which required me to remove 2 of the vacuum lines from the canister. I am almost positive that they were replaced...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,674
Posted By Kenadian
A more permanent fix

Jim,

Thanks for the good advice. Is there a way to make the canister work properly? I can't imagine this is normal.

Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,674
Posted By Kenadian
Tired of this problem

I am sitting here in Juneau after a wet but fun ride up here. I have found the poor running problem after fueling a nuisance in the past, but on this ride it was more than that. Riding up the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,557
Posted By Kenadian
BMW Battery Tender?

If it the BMW Battery Tender, I think it is a POS. Mine was doing that on 2 different bikes so it is only useful as a door stop at this point. I bought a Battery Tender Plus (not BMW) and it seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,939
Posted By Kenadian
give it time

I have owned BMW's for over 35 years. My new 2011 had me a little unsettled during break in because it was using more oil that I thought it should. I had been running 20W-50W. My last oil change...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,910
Posted By Kenadian
Techron

Give a tank of fuel with some Techron added and see if it helps.

Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,308
Posted By Kenadian
Less oil consumption

I recently changed my oil to 10w 40w on my 2011 GS at 6000 miles. I was running BMW 20w50w and using a fair amount of oil. At the same time I switched oil, I added some Techron to the fuel. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By Kenadian
05 vs. 11

I just sold my 05 yesterday and have been riding a 20011 since October. The 05 was a near perfect bike for me and I had no real complaints. I think the 2011 is a noticeable evolution, not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,813
Posted By Kenadian
Changing tires?

Any idea what a mess it creates when it is time to change tires????
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,674
Posted By Kenadian
Do they often fail?

Wondering if the canister on my bike (US Bike) could be defective. Anyway to check if it is draining properly? Bike is much to finicky after fueling.

Ken
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