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Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,280
Posted By backroadbill
Gel

I had a gel seat on a Ducati that I had, it was hot as hell after the sun shone on it while eating lunch or any break......and held the heat for quite a while.......more than foam. Not for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By backroadbill
i ride....

With my feet to the rear, on the balls, so no on the dragging, plus I have it set low....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By backroadbill
2013GSW rear brake-gone at 11,000mi

my rear brake was metal on metal, never thought I'd need to check it at 11,000mi......I don't ride the rear brake or even use it much, must be pretty aggressively linked when using the front....might...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,999
Posted By backroadbill
Laminar lip....

I have a Laminar Lip on the stock GS screen and it works pretty well, have the adventure screen as well, don't really like it.....5' 10". Over all, way better than my 08 GS....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 138,846
Posted By backroadbill
and...

rear cover (from mud flap)
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0842_zps4d156bbd.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 138,846
Posted By backroadbill
air wings.....

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0803_zps6d79b1fe.jpgwork well
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By backroadbill
Screen...

I have a 2013GS, had the stock screen on with a Laminarlip.com over the winter and liked it a lot, smooth air, quiet....but wanted to try the factory Adventure screen when available. Got it last...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By backroadbill
another....

......pic
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0804_zps98e3155c.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By backroadbill
I built some.....

The adventure winglets won't fit because the body panels are quit a bit different. The ones I made work well, lot less air up the jacket on cold days....
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By backroadbill
Non ESA Ohlins for GSW?

Anyone know if there is such a thing yet, or when they will be available?

Thought they would be available by now..........I've looked around...Dan Kyle racing and Hard Racing.......nothing......
Forum: Vendors 04-26-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By backroadbill
2013?

Wondering about non ESA Ohlins for a 2013 GSW as well?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 345,361
Posted By backroadbill
SW Motech?

Will the above luggage rack work with the factory vario cases?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 345,361
Posted By backroadbill
another pic...

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0841_zps626c12e2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 345,361
Posted By backroadbill
Tail cover.....

So I carry a 60lb pelican case full of tools for work often, don't want a big heavy luggage rack and want to keep the weight low, and be able to swap the rear seat on and off easily. There's not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,369
Posted By backroadbill
wind...

I put 90,000miles on an 08 reg GS, most of the time I had the adventure winglets and adventure screen, not bad but the new 2013GS stock is way smoother, way less buffeting. More wind than my 08 with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 345,361
Posted By backroadbill
one more....

....pic
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0805_zpsb6d77725.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 345,361
Posted By backroadbill
another..

...pic
http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0804_zps98e3155c.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 345,361
Posted By backroadbill
Winglet

Built these today, had the parts around... The adventure winglets (clear) aren't available yet and aren't a perfect match (dealer took one off for me to mock it up on a regular GS) and a guy would...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,351
Posted By backroadbill
Winglets...

My dealer took one off a Adventure for me to hold up to a non adventure, and it's not going to be perfect but I think I can make it work. The whole landscape in the mounting area is different. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,351
Posted By backroadbill
Winglets.....

Got to be some one else thinking about putting the Adv winglets on a non adv......?? (see above post)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 510,864
Posted By backroadbill
Fond Du Lac....

"Nice Bike! What year? I flew into Fondulac a few years back when I went to the Oshkosh EAA fly-in. Nice country in the summer!"

Thanks. My GS is a 2013, was red demo but I swapped black...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 244,826
Posted By backroadbill
Italians.....

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0617_zps768ac166.jpg
Closest thing to bike porn in my garage, they help me through the long winter....that and salting up my GS when...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 510,864
Posted By backroadbill
pic

anotherhttp://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0731_zpsbceb9a13.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 510,864
Posted By backroadbill
pic

another....love the bike....hate winter...http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0730_zps8e90dd5f.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 510,864
Posted By backroadbill
pic?

http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/IMAG0734_zpsfd6bcc59.jpgHaven't posted a pic from my laptop.......trying......
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,351
Posted By backroadbill
interesting...

I have a 2013GS with a laminar lip. Without the lip the airflow was WAY cleaner than my 08GS (with adventure screen and winglets). In the summer I'll be fine with just the stock screen. With the lip...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 84,692
Posted By backroadbill
stuff...

I don't have pics but I used to haul my mountain bike on the back, got lots of looks. I haul a large 70lb pelican case for work with a two foot step ladder on top for work often as well... This pic...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,231
Views: 345,361
Posted By backroadbill
gsa screen...

How much is the GSA screen?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,044
Posted By backroadbill
Changed to grey

Bought red because it was available, knew I wanted grey, bought grey parts (they gave me a deal on parts with the purchase) and sold the red parts. I'm pretty handy and it was more like an hour job...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,011,695
Posted By backroadbill
without.....

I bought mine without ESA, will upgrade in the future. Had ESa in the past, didn't want it this time. I liked my 08GS best with Ohlins, set it up right and forget it(except for preload/luggage...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,054
Posted By backroadbill
Screens...

I put 80k on my 08GS with the stock screen and an adventure screen with winglets (and about 10 other brief tries with other screens-Givi airflow worked the best but couldn't stand the look). My new...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,944
Posted By backroadbill
mine too

Had mine a week or two, not nearly as hot as my 08 grips were.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By backroadbill
GS off road...

I rode my 08GS at about 10 enduro rallies, some times harder than others, did some hero loops where the guys on singles thought I was nuts. It's more work, but I enjoy it. Plus I ride the bike there...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By backroadbill
New GS power outlet????

Anyone know what the standard outlet on the new GS rates??? Watts and amps?


Thanks........
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,710
Posted By backroadbill
Talking 04 750 Brutale and 08 Hypermotard 1100S

+ a new GS on the way http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/DSC05396_zps6149bb19.jpghttp://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd358/adrian206_photo/325_zps8debe4fb.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By backroadbill
milk jug....

I use a cut up milk jug for rim protectors, 2" by 4" pieces. I got the marc parns wheel balancer from aerostitch. As stated above, every tire feels a little different, some times it feels...
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By backroadbill
Shit

I just did the opposite......they balanced alright ...but I'll remember next time now.......thanks
Forum: The Garage 08-08-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By backroadbill
Tire change question

I change my own tires on my 1200GS, have been for a while. A while back I read an article about the mark on new tires (yellow or red?) being the heavy/light spot from the maker. Does anyone know...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By backroadbill
thanks..

...for the info. About what I figured. Passing the time til mine is here......
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 939
Posted By backroadbill
1200GS WC tank range?

What's the tank range on the new GS? I have one ordered and am wondering. I went through 100pages of threads on the WC thread and couldn't find any info...and did a search..... I've put about...
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