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Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By bobbybob
Agreed--and my old ones looked just like the one...

Agreed--and my old ones looked just like the one on the right, maybe a little worse. The degraded performance just snuck up on me gradually.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By bobbybob
Run 'em as long as you want. But anecdotally, my...

Run 'em as long as you want. But anecdotally, my bike idles smoother and has less pop-on-decel after changing them at 30K.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 696
Posted By bobbybob
Yes, the plugs may still *fire* after 50K or...

Yes, the plugs may still *fire* after 50K or maybe even 100K but look at the electrodes. They will be eroded which effectively increases the gap, making mis-fires more frequent. I change mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,436
Posted By bobbybob
I will bet you that if the dealer refunds the...

I will bet you that if the dealer refunds the full cost, the offer of a new drive for $1000 will disappear.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,175
Posted By bobbybob
I always buy with an eye towards resale, and...

I always buy with an eye towards resale, and miles are awfully important--witnessed here by your willingness to pay $11K for either an '08 or an '09! :hmmmmm In other words, the '08 is worth the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By bobbybob
Pls keep us in the loop. Some interest here...

Pls keep us in the loop. Some interest here also. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,435
Posted By bobbybob
Agreed

I came from a2007RT to a 2010 GS . The camhead is so much torquier and fun to ride. Def worth a switch!!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,050
Posted By bobbybob
The cause is that the module is bad and you have...

The cause is that the module is bad and you have to brake hard enough to trigger the ABS circuitry before it tells you its bad, by way of the blinking light. Mine also did exactly this
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By bobbybob
Be sure to torque the muffler clamp to spec ...

Be sure to torque the muffler clamp to spec which is quite high. dont use 'feel' or you will under torque it .
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By bobbybob
Read this post and the other 3 links that are...

Read this post and the other 3 links that are posted in it. Then stop worrying.:D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=938172

Esp. read the parts about sitting 2+ weeks and ethanol...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,516
Posted By bobbybob
I kinda like the top photo. Hey, all that really...

I kinda like the top photo. Hey, all that really matters is that YOU like it! :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,227
Posted By bobbybob
In the pic of the 2 bikes, the low seat seems to...

In the pic of the 2 bikes, the low seat seems to have quite a forward slant. Does that tend to slide you forward too much?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,796
Posted By bobbybob
Marc, unless something has changed, Iphones don't...

Marc, unless something has changed, Iphones don't support routing, i.e. creating a route and uploading it. I would not want to try and create a route ON an iphone screen, I'd rather have the sharp...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,753
Posted By bobbybob
I meticulously cleaned mine and used a water...

I meticulously cleaned mine and used a water based silicon spray lube, nice and slippery. Didn't help one bit! I agree with previous posters, Varios SUCK. Big time. They are crap. Mine had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By bobbybob
Could be a drain, or just a new-bad battery, as...

Could be a drain, or just a new-bad battery, as stated previously. Find a "known-good" battery, like in your car. Disconnect the bikes battery before jumping to the terminals, since the bad battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By bobbybob
The first thing that stands out to me is your...

The first thing that stands out to me is your battery voltage of 12.07. That is basically discharged, I would not expect it to turn the motor over. A new battery should be at least 12.7 or...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By bobbybob
Jesse Happy Trails Globescout Touratech ...

Jesse
Happy Trails
Globescout
Touratech
SW-Motech Trax
Holan
Bumot

are a few of the alternatives to the oem's. Try doing a search here for those names--there are *many* threads re. this...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By bobbybob
Or you could do it the way I did--clik link and...

Or you could do it the way I did--clik link and scroll down to post #19. Thats the Jesse pillion plate that I used.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=946010
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By bobbybob
Just the fact that the movement is so readily...

Just the fact that the movement is so readily visible in a video like this would tell me it is very excessive. You can easily see both the shaft end and the teeth moving. I can't imagine that this...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,003
Posted By bobbybob
Thats not a real problem; I also used the diag....

Thats not a real problem; I also used the diag. connector on my '10, which wasn't even necessary, because it was easier to get to--plus no way it could cause a fault with the tail light that way. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By bobbybob
Well, just reconnect the 2 primary and remove the...

Well, just reconnect the 2 primary and remove the 2 secondary and see what it does and report back. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By bobbybob
++Exact same scenario here. I even went the FP...

++Exact same scenario here. I even went the FP controller route for nought. In the end, it started coughing, then running rough after cranking at WOT for a LONG time. I theorize condensation--and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,551
Posted By bobbybob
Pat, do the dash lights/etc behave the same way...

Pat, do the dash lights/etc behave the same way as if the kill switch was off--i.e. the gauges light up but none of the self-check takes place, no blinkies, no noises or whirring, etc? If so, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,551
Posted By bobbybob
Let us know the dealer so we can all avoid them.

Let us know the dealer so we can all avoid them.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobbybob
In my setup the box and pillion seat can ALSO be...

In my setup the box and pillion seat can ALSO be swapped with the turn of the ign key in the seat lock. Nothing to prevent it.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobbybob
This is the 'look' I was trying to do away with.

This is the 'look' I was trying to do away with.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By bobbybob
I suppose its 'possible' that re-routing may be...

I suppose its 'possible' that re-routing may be all thats needed, long as the slave isn't actually leaking fluid. If air does work its way in on a long road trip, it should also work its way out...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By bobbybob
This will get you started but there is *more re ....

This will get you started but there is *more re . it in the same forum. Do a search.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 905
Posted By bobbybob
I read of this exact same issue in another...

I read of this exact same issue in another forum--I'll try to find it and post it here. But they solved the problem by replacing the slave, which had a defect that allowed air to get into the line...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobbybob
Yeah, ceej emailed me and asked me to post them. ...

Yeah, ceej emailed me and asked me to post them. It's all relevant I think. Dave, you like the angle of the panniers as they came from Jesse? Wasn't knocking your setup, I'm just too anal about...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobbybob
Two screws, one each on the left and right sides...

Two screws, one each on the left and right sides run thru the topcase bottom into 2 T-nuts that are recessed into the bottom surface of the 2 "runners". The photos were made before I installed them....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobbybob
Somebody wanted to see pics of my setup so here's...

Somebody wanted to see pics of my setup so here's a few. I fab'd the mount out of a large heavy duty HDPE cutting board.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg96/bikerbobby/IMG_5388.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,207
Posted By bobbybob
Wow. I didn't know I had such a shitty...

Wow. I didn't know I had such a shitty performing bike, lol. Well--I really LIKE the way mine accelerates, the low speed fueling, etc. Is it just me? Does everyone else think their Camhead is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,897
Posted By bobbybob
Its a software fix. Reflash.

Its a software fix. Reflash.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,897
Posted By bobbybob
Wonder why they would make a change like that?...

Wonder why they would make a change like that? The old system made sense and worked as it should....maybe some engineer came up with this scheme and it just sounded cool or something.:baldy
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,982
Posted By bobbybob
Turning off ESA equals an MPG increase of 1-2 mpg???

Turn The ESA back on and check it again
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobbybob
Send me an email and I'll send you some pics.

Send me an email and I'll send you some pics.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By bobbybob
Although I have the Odyssey side cases, I bought...

Although I have the Odyssey side cases, I bought the Safari topcase for a few $$ more and really like the look. I also got Jesse's Pillion Plate mounting rack and mounted the Safari to it using a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,228
Posted By bobbybob
There is a toll free # to call if "you are not...

There is a toll free # to call if "you are not offered the specified recall remedy by a dealer". If you called the NHTSA and complained that you showed a dealer a flange that was obviously cracked...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By bobbybob
Imposible to know from the original post how old...

Imposible to know from the original post how old the tires are. But 8 years is pretty much thought to be done. Theres an Iphone app for DOT tire codes.
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