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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-22-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,560
Posted By ironklad
Thank's Jim, placeholder is on the calendar and...

Thank's Jim, placeholder is on the calendar and looking forward to it. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
I received the updated CANOpener3 yesterday and...

I received the updated CANOpener3 yesterday and swapped it out tonight, the update is exactly as advertised and with the fully plug-n-play connectors it took all of a few seconds to swap out. A long...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
I finally had a chance to run through some tests...

I finally had a chance to run through some tests using the wonder wheel and found that there are some functions on the Nav5 that have similar long press delays as the CANOpener3. I hadn’t noticed...
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 123,143
Posted By ironklad
The new BMW's with factory LED headlights don't...

The new BMW's with factory LED headlights don't have a 12v trigger wire that anyone has been able to identify as they apparently utilize the CANBus signal to trigger. I believe the factory fog light...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
My understanding is that any amber cover will...

My understanding is that any amber cover will reduce light output with the advantage of reducing glare particularly in fog and bad weather. My plan is to keep them on the bike and use them in bad...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
New Updates: CANOpener3 + 1" Mount + Amber Covers

Clearwater has been busy over the past few months with some very cool new features and light accessories. I upgraded my bike with their newest CANOpener3 using a "retro-fit" kit and also now have...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,295
Posted By ironklad
I just picked up a 12 pack size from Moto-Kafe...

I just picked up a 12 pack size from Moto-Kafe over in the vendors section, cooler is great, MUCH more insulation than my old Kelty brand cooler and also has four tie down points around the bottom to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 293,180
Posted By ironklad
I do have a custom topo map as well as a few...

I do have a custom topo map as well as a few hiking trail maps however with the latest basemap + my custom maps correctly installed I have over 1GB free currently. My issue during the initial...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 293,180
Posted By ironklad
Installing the latest map set I too was prompted...

Installing the latest map set I too was prompted that I didn't have enough space and would have to install on the SD card which triggered me to investigate why this was the case. I ended up having...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,688
Posted By ironklad
Thanks for the picture and info Paul, looks like...

Thanks for the picture and info Paul, looks like a simple enough solution to correct the issue.
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 35,406
Posted By ironklad
+1 on the Holan ADV rack, great addition to the...

+1 on the Holan ADV rack, great addition to the bike. Very secure mount for their top case, keeps the weight a few inches lower than the stock rack. Stainless handles are tucked out of the way and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,688
Posted By ironklad
Has anyone had the "fix" (new top triple clamp...

Has anyone had the "fix" (new top triple clamp with adjusters to center the steering stop of the bars) installed on their bike? It's been months since I alerted my dealer and the "fix" has yet to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
I recorded some readings when idling in my...

I recorded some readings when idling in my driveway, with the engine running the onboard voltmeter moves around about 0.5v quickly jumping up and down within the range so I documented the lowest and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By ironklad
I was initially looking to get stainless but had...

I was initially looking to get stainless but had read that stainless is quite a bit less strong than zinc coated steel. The zinc coated steel bolt I picked up is grade 12.9 and as I understand it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,560
Posted By ironklad
Thank's Jim for putting this on and thanks to...

Thank's Jim for putting this on and thanks to Beemer Boneyard for the goodies, especially the oil filter wrench I won. It's a great learning opportunity and fun to meet everyone and check out all...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By ironklad
That's a wireless Heat Troller to adjust my...

That's a wireless Heat Troller to adjust my heated jacket, about the time of year I can snip the zip ties and store it till fall :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
I don't currently use a tank bag but have been...

I don't currently use a tank bag but have been thinking of picking one up... My bike also has its steering stop misaligned though BMW says a fix is still in the works. So this could be an issue,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By ironklad
I finally found a bolt long enough to mount a RAM...

I finally found a bolt long enough to mount a RAM ball mount to my ROX 40mm block risers thanks to McMaster-Carr. There aren't too many high grade bolts with anticorrosive coating in a 100MM length,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
New Clearwater MOD bracket and crash bar mount

Clearwater mentioned when I ordered my lights that a new bracket (MOD bracket) and heavy duty crash bar mount was in the works but to prevent delay they shipped the lights out with the current...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
Truth be told I didn't even test the horn as I...

Truth be told I didn't even test the horn as I read somewhere that you had to wire it separately from the CAN-opener. Thinking back it may have been a non GSW light install manual I was reading off...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
The CAN-opener only has two outputs, the red wire...

The CAN-opener only has two outputs, the red wire sends 12v when the engine is running and the white wire sends 12v when the high beam switch on the bike is on. If you want the horn button to also...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
The knob does not turn them off, you have to use...

The knob does not turn them off, you have to use the switch to turn them all the way off. I think I remember hearing that the lowest setting of the knob is 10-15% light output.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
Hi Jim, yes I will be attending the tech day,...

Hi Jim, yes I will be attending the tech day, with all the farkling I have been up to you probably won't recognize the bike. Hope your driveway can support the extra weight I've managed to bolt on!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-08-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,560
Posted By ironklad
Count me in as well, not sure I'll have any bike...

Count me in as well, not sure I'll have any bike work myself but always fun to lend a hand if needed and join in the fun. If any of you are on the fence, Jim's tech day is a great opportunity to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,598
Posted By ironklad
Clearwater Erica Install on a R1200GSW

I recently installed a set of Clearwater Erica's on my R1200GSW and wanted to post up an overview of the install. I have a stock LED headlight and opted for the CAN-opener to get full integration...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By ironklad
I posted a pic heavy overview of my AltRider...

I posted a pic heavy overview of my AltRider Upper Crash Bar install over in the comparison thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=23850520&postcount=373

Very happy with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 81,884
Posted By ironklad
AltRider Upper Crash Bar Install (very pic heavy)

I installed a set of AltRider upper crash bars this past weekend. Install went smoothly, I didn't run into any difficulty other than it takes time to remove the body panels and keep all the stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By ironklad
This past weekend I installed the AltRider Lexan...

This past weekend I installed the AltRider Lexan headlight guard, AltRider upper crash bars and Clearwater Erica lights. Initial impressions are very high for all products, I posted some pics of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,938
Posted By ironklad
I just installed the Lexan AltRider headlight...

I just installed the Lexan AltRider headlight protector in the stainless finish, install was easier than I expected, looks great and should be stout enough to do its job.

Here's what comes in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,376
Views: 293,180
Posted By ironklad
Upgraded my Nav V, maps, and Garmin software for...

Upgraded my Nav V, maps, and Garmin software for the Mac last night (Garmin Express and Basecamp). Spent hours trying to fix an issue where as soon as I plugged in the Nav V via USB, Basecamp would...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,688
Posted By ironklad
My dealer just got back to me, I can confirm the...

My dealer just got back to me, I can confirm the good news and I am in much better spirits knowing there sounds to be a relatively simple resolution.

"I just talked with BMW about your bike. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By ironklad
Thanks for the update, I am checking with my...

Thanks for the update, I am checking with my dealer also and will report back when I have news. I wasn't looking forward to an invasive fix, this is great news.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 81,884
Posted By ironklad
Correct, my bike's production date is March 22,...

Correct, my bike's production date is March 22, 2013

I saw on their Facebook page they were looking for a bike with the newer frame to test fitment, I assume they are still looking as I haven't...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 81,884
Posted By ironklad
There were some tricky parts and luckily they are...

There were some tricky parts and luckily they are steps you should only need to perform once regardless if you ever need to remove the bars or skid plate. There is a revision 2 of the crash bar...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By ironklad
AltRider Crash Bar + Skid Plate

I installed the AltRider Crash Bar + Skid Plate combo, front-on pic below + details and a lot more pics in the crash bar comparison thread:...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 81,884
Posted By ironklad
AltRider Crash Bars + Skid Plate

I put the AltRider Crash Bar + Skid Plate combo on the bike the other day. These things are really a work of art, very solid install, finish looks great and the welds are amazing. It is freezing...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,469
Views: 442,984
Posted By ironklad
I installed a set of AltRider radiator guards, at...

I installed a set of AltRider radiator guards, at first I didn't install the top lip properly over the trim, easy fix to remove and press the top lip of the guard over the plastic trim (I had to use...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,014
Posted By ironklad
The air box isn't trim but considering once the...

The air box isn't trim but considering once the trim is off it is easy to remove the fuel tank and air box here is a tip...the only special tool called for to get as far as removing the air box is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By ironklad
I haven't made up my mind yet, I expect it should...

I haven't made up my mind yet, I expect it should be fine for on-road and I plan to stop by JVB's to get his thoughts. As snug as the lines are I'll probably end up picking up a block riser to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 391,283
Posted By ironklad
I have everything back together now so it's hard...

I have everything back together now so it's hard to see, but I am pretty sure that hose goes down and connects to the left side of the right radiator (when sitting on bike). You can see the metal...
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