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Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,665
Posted By aGremlin
Not quite relevant, I have the one model back...

Not quite relevant, I have the one model back GSA, but I found that traction control isn't going to save you in all conditions. It can wake up too late and dump you on your arse (or head, shoulder...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By aGremlin
As said, it depends on the rider and use. ...

As said, it depends on the rider and use.

I've gone through some rough stuff, which occasionally has resulted in actually smelling the clutch. Obviously not a good thing, but the '10 GSA has done...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,091
Posted By aGremlin
Was happy to leave it on, then one of the bolts...

Was happy to leave it on, then one of the bolts sheared off and I was left with a flappy thingy instead. Got the bolt (and missing bracket) replaced, taped it all together and shelved it. One less...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,305
Posted By aGremlin
Assuming OP is serious (I know right, I just hate...

Assuming OP is serious (I know right, I just hate it when the bike be all like a rearing horse, I don't know why it wants to keep doing it)...

Anyway, I digress. It's traction control. It's job is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 04:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By aGremlin
I think it's more suitable to tap into the tail...

I think it's more suitable to tap into the tail light or the diagnostic light. Otherwise there are adapters for the park lamp on the front, for it to be tapped.

All 3 are probably easier than the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,728
Posted By aGremlin
Late 2010 I was looking at a GS. Wanted to ride a...

Late 2010 I was looking at a GS. Wanted to ride a GS Adventure, none available, only a GS in my city (which I rid ride). Found a 2010 (now early 2011) 220km away, for sale, ex-demo.

Couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By aGremlin
What he said...

What he said...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,091
Posted By aGremlin
Pads that don't get chewed up will chew up your...

Pads that don't get chewed up will chew up your disc instead... simple trade off really.

OEM rear pads on 2010 GSA lasted 40,000km. 2nd BMW set lasted 20,000km. Replaced with EBC HH etc. They'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,669
Posted By aGremlin
Does BMW have anything? They did for the previous...

Does BMW have anything? They did for the previous GSA (I have them). The grey section was replaced with a taller black one.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 752
Posted By aGremlin
Put the bike on the centre stand in neutral,...

Put the bike on the centre stand in neutral, idling.

Change ESA mode from 1up to 1up w/ luggage or 2up. Watch the rear shock, near the top, you should see the bike adjusting the preload.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,164
Posted By aGremlin
Can't speak to the 1100 specifically, but I think...

Can't speak to the 1100 specifically, but I think it does depend on your needs.

A lot fit some suspension and then enjoy it. Others tweak until it's perfect, can sense small changes etc. I demand...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,619
Posted By aGremlin
I've actually said to a few mates recently, that...

I've actually said to a few mates recently, that I'm pretty sure this one won't be traded, won't be sold (all the others have). When it's finally uneconomic to repair (2010 GSA, so it's hardly the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,862
Posted By aGremlin
At home in a drawer (both spare metal and...

At home in a drawer (both spare metal and plastic), but I know exactly which one, if I needed to direct someone to it.

I wear multiple helmets, jackets and boots so that's not an option. I prefer...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By aGremlin
2010-2013 R1200GS Adventure FD seals?

I want to see how unusual I am. Chime in with your final drive seals, how many you've had in how many km. Dealer blows off the obvious questions like how long should they last, how short a life is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By aGremlin
Two dealers in my town, after that, next one is...

Two dealers in my town, after that, next one is about 1.5hrs away. The other dealer in town is worse, and I would travel 1.5hrs if my one went out of business.

That one seal was apparently a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By aGremlin
My dealer gives me their best BMW impression ...

My dealer gives me their best BMW impression

"There is no service interval and they won't last forever. It is not abnormal".

Then they replace and charge me :huh (except when it lasted 30min)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,745
Posted By aGremlin
Touratech USA is cheaper than NZ. Hard to buy...

Touratech USA is cheaper than NZ. Hard to buy from them as they referred me to the International site, but they had parts the International didn't.

Then some idiots proposed we have a Touratech...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By aGremlin
I doubt this is a complete list, but the way I...

I doubt this is a complete list, but the way I see it:
- How comfortable you are with the bike in a general way
- Your balance on the bike, ie, do you need the motion to keep yourself upright in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,569
Posted By aGremlin
I'm not sure if the GS and GSA differ in steering...

I'm not sure if the GS and GSA differ in steering locks, but the GSA has one hell of a steering lock. Ride something like a regular sportsbike and I just about fall off trying pull a u-turn as I run...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,395
Posted By aGremlin
I don't really count the FD outer seal as a...

I don't really count the FD outer seal as a problem, but some seem to. I've had 5 or 6 in 93,000km. Fastest was 30min across town (new design apparently :rofl) and best was probably 20-30k. Seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By aGremlin
Removal of the shock is easy (instructions...

Removal of the shock is easy (instructions already above).

Altering the shock... you're now at the other end of the difficulty scale :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,557
Posted By aGremlin
Somebody needs a hug... Thank goodness I'm...

Somebody needs a hug...

Thank goodness I'm on the other side of the world :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By aGremlin
Always a spare 1L oil, and clutch and brake...

Always a spare 1L oil, and clutch and brake levers. Despite having aftermarket folding ones, I discovered they snap off inside the mount instead. My luck is like that :huh

Stuff like final drive...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,658
Posted By aGremlin
And in one situation I had... the electronics...

And in one situation I had... the electronics helped turn either a save or low side into a high side, when my GSA traction control woke up far too late and cut all the power while I was applying full...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,658
Posted By aGremlin
Don't be silly, it's for Major System...

Don't be silly, it's for Major System Co-ordination.

However... I'm not sure what this is either... :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By aGremlin
He wasn't actually saying he had any problems...

He wasn't actually saying he had any problems with his HID
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,923
Posted By aGremlin
Realistically, it's down to your bike and how you...

Realistically, it's down to your bike and how you know it. Clearly from the answers, some don't use, some use a fair bit.

I find my usage of oil varies on my usage of the bike. Low revs, cruising...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By aGremlin
Incorrect. Oh, and it's an LAMPF error (Lamp...

Incorrect. Oh, and it's an LAMPF error (Lamp front)

Basically, you'd need an LED with resistor, or look for the ones saying CANBUS compatible (because these wedges are also car applicable).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,564
Posted By aGremlin
2010 GSA, I loved the Anakee 3s. Best life yet...

2010 GSA, I loved the Anakee 3s. Best life yet from a tyre on my New Zealand roads, getting about 16,000km. Fantastic performance on dry and wet roads, they really suited me. As said, gravel...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,797
Posted By aGremlin
I've got the stock GSA crash bars and AdvDesigns...

I've got the stock GSA crash bars and AdvDesigns crash bars, hell, they've handled every stupid thing I've done. Flipped it into a field from around 50-60mph, while it was extensively damaged (half...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By aGremlin
Have a search in this very forum, plenty of...

Have a search in this very forum, plenty of threads discussing options, some people want a non-ESA solution, others want an ESA solution, multiple brands available for both options.

Don't know why...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By aGremlin
Congrats, and excellent choice if I do say! Of...

Congrats, and excellent choice if I do say! Of course I would, considering I own it's sister in the green colour (yellow and green were my choices for 2010).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,206
Posted By aGremlin
Or it protects vulnerable bits of the bike.

Or it protects vulnerable bits of the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,360
Posted By aGremlin
Glad it worked out :clap

Glad it worked out :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,360
Posted By aGremlin
Mmm, a few things, so I'll split the answer...

Mmm, a few things, so I'll split the answer apart.


Not sure it should be rattling? The mount for the reservoir has rubber, which means it wobbles, but the theory there is that it allows some...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By aGremlin
I love tech as well... but I'd rather they fix...

I love tech as well... but I'd rather they fix all the existing niggles before adding more problems :huh

As someone has said, you still need the key for other things, seems kinda logical to have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By aGremlin
Just make sure the LED is canbus compatible or...

Just make sure the LED is canbus compatible or has a resistor, otherwise it will throw a LAMPF error...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,360
Posted By aGremlin
I've also wrapped the two rear cylinders...

I've also wrapped the two rear cylinders (reservoir on frame and the other at the top of the shock) in a layer of tube as well. Yes, it hides the cool bling, but also protects it, as I don't think...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,139
Posted By aGremlin
Fair enough, each to their own. I wanted the...

Fair enough, each to their own. I wanted the functionality to be able to adjust the suspension as required via button, as I certainly knew I wouldn't be running around with a notepad and tools making...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,916
Posted By aGremlin
I'm lucky enough to have the country's premiere...

I'm lucky enough to have the country's premiere Ohlins Tech some 4-5 hours away (he's viewed the Ohlins install and service a month or two ago). I had him look at the OEM suspension on my last visit,...
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