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Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,145
Posted By pm_wizard
Laugh I haven't made any kind of fuss with the dealer...

I haven't made any kind of fuss with the dealer here in Toronto, but I received my recall for my 2011 R12 GS yesterday. Of course it's going down to -11 deg C tonight so the machine isn't going...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By pm_wizard
They are meant to be installed and again removed...

They are meant to be installed and again removed when you check the tire. They are not meant to be on a moving wheel. I have no problem screwing them on or removing them. You just have to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By pm_wizard
https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-233-90-degree-v...

https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-233-90-degree-valve-stem-extension.aspx

I guess everyone else got here first, but these little angled fittings are ideal. small to carry and work well.
John
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By pm_wizard
I installed them, and took the bike to the dealer...

I installed them, and took the bike to the dealer to get the computer to recognize tem. They work well in the daylight for visibility. I haven't had auxiliary lights on a bike before, so I don't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-19-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By pm_wizard
Nav V and 1200 GS

I have a Zumo 550 that I have connected to the Canbus controlled cable under the beak. Does the Nav V use the same connector and cabling etc to hook up to the Canbus controlled cable?

I have a...
Forum: Canada 12-05-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By pm_wizard
Consider me chastised! It is always too easy to...

Consider me chastised! It is always too easy to click on reply and keep going

Given your recommendation I will focus on getting all my answers from Knopf Tours.

thanks to everyone for your...
Forum: Canada 12-05-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By pm_wizard
Yamalama: How long is "quite a while". I...

Yamalama:

How long is "quite a while". I won't be pressed for time, but I don't want to be sitting around for a long time.

Also, who preps the bike for shipping? - fluids, gas tank etc?
...
Forum: Canada 12-03-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By pm_wizard
Thank you everyone, this is really helpful. ...

Thank you everyone, this is really helpful.

I will contact Knopf Tours and nail down the details.

John
Forum: Canada 12-02-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By pm_wizard
Shipping 1200GS Toronto to UK or France

Hello;

I am planning on retiring next year and want to spend 6 months riding in the UK and Western Europe.

Has anyone shipped a bike form Toronto to anywhere in the UK or Western Europe.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,108
Posted By pm_wizard
I hook up the battery to a trickle charger, put...

I hook up the battery to a trickle charger, put it on the centre stand, and cover each bike with a motorcycle cover. I some years put a block of wood under the crankcase to raise the front wheel off...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By pm_wizard
Question GPR Steering Stabilizer

http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/product_info.php/gpr-r1200gs-12adv-steering-stabilizer-alpha-listings-5011-4059s-p-973...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By pm_wizard
Thanks Jim. I'll give it a try tonight and see...

Thanks Jim. I'll give it a try tonight and see how it goes.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By pm_wizard
slack in gs1200 throttle cable

2011 GS 1200

there seems to be lot of turning of the throttle before the engine responds and gets moving. Is this normal? Can it be adjusted?

When I get off the throttle to slow down and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 14,654
Posted By pm_wizard
I just received my June copy of Bike magazine...

I just received my June copy of Bike magazine (from the U.K.), and they worked extensively on the proving grounds to replicate the tank slapper that apparently occurred at the South Africa launch.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-25-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,062
Posted By pm_wizard
+1 John

+1

John
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,303
Posted By pm_wizard
There was an article in a British "BIKE" magazine...

There was an article in a British "BIKE" magazine a few months ago about lightening a 1200 GS. The author went to extremes: carbon fibre wheels and so on. He took a lot of weight off the bike! I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By pm_wizard
...don't I feel stupid, should have tried a...

...don't I feel stupid, should have tried a little harder

thanks,

John
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By pm_wizard
Not to hijack the thread, but where did you get a...

Not to hijack the thread, but where did you get a Dimple magnetic plug?

Thanks,

John
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By pm_wizard
Curt: I talked to the guy who runs...

Curt:

I talked to the guy who runs creativecycleconcepts and he sourced the spacer (it's a little more than 1/2 inch thick - and fixes my problem completely). he made the point at the time that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 420
Posted By pm_wizard
I got mine on eBay...

I got mine on eBay creativecycleconceptshttp://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/s.gif

They were very helpful and it is a good solid product. I gave them the year and that it was a factory lowered ...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By pm_wizard
I know i should be praising my town, but it is...

I know i should be praising my town, but it is not a fun place to ride. The roads have taken it on the chin this winter and there are great sharp sided potholes. The streetcar tracks are slippery...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By pm_wizard
Thank you, great product lines! John

Thank you,

great product lines!

John
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By pm_wizard
This may prove a dumb question, but wherre can I...

This may prove a dumb question, but wherre can I find similar sheathing? I have tried a few local places and no luck

Thanks,

John
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,869
Posted By pm_wizard
Now, throw in a transition to a potholed lane at...

Now, throw in a transition to a potholed lane at the 1/8th mile mark and who wins....

John
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By pm_wizard
looked like a GS leaving their garage! Wonder if...

looked like a GS leaving their garage! Wonder if it is waterproof, might float away in a water crossing...

John
Forum: Americas 11-02-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By pm_wizard
if it comes together it is likely to be last week...

if it comes together it is likely to be last week of June or first week of July. it would be interesting to be in Northern Quebec for the Fete Nationale (St Jean Baptiste) - 24 June

John
Forum: Americas 11-01-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By pm_wizard
Willys: I couldn't agree more with you. I...

Willys:

I couldn't agree more with you. I was a bit concerned that the photos of Radisson in JamesBayRoad.com are wet and look cold. I don't recall what time of the year he was there, but I...
Forum: Americas 11-01-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By pm_wizard
Max384, thanks for the link. It is a great ride...

Max384, thanks for the link. It is a great ride report, and i am still reading it!

When are you thinking of going?

John
Forum: Americas 10-31-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By pm_wizard
Thanks for the great link to jamesbayroad, The...

Thanks for the great link to jamesbayroad, The map makes North BAy look like a suburb of Toronto!

John
Forum: Americas 10-31-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,031
Posted By pm_wizard
Ride to James Bay

I am starting my winter planning early, it hasn't even snowed yet...

My riding buddy has suggested a trip to James Bay next summer from a start out in Toronto. I have failed to bring this up...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,450
Posted By pm_wizard
I am 5'8" and a 30 inch (according to my levis)...

I am 5'8" and a 30 inch (according to my levis) inseam. I bought a new 2011 R12 GS with the factory lowered suspension. I added a Sargent low seat as well.

That fixed most of the issues, but i...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By pm_wizard
I just spaced it out with 2-3 flat washers so the...

I just spaced it out with 2-3 flat washers so the adjuster knob would clear the back of the cradle.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,923
Posted By pm_wizard
I had one on my VFR800, and have nothing but...

I had one on my VFR800, and have nothing but praise for the design and execution. I put it under the seat and ran gloves, jacket, Zumo 550 and an extra plug (use to be determined).

It went when...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,277
Posted By pm_wizard
Thanks to everyone that replied to my post. ...

Thanks to everyone that replied to my post.

I have now mastered the art of pre-loading the shift lever, and it snicks into first every time!

John
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By pm_wizard
I was afraid that there was no miracle cure! I...

I was afraid that there was no miracle cure! I just do't want o add insult to injury and mess up further!.

On the other hand, the hoop is going to be a great solution for the Zumo 550! ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2012, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By pm_wizard
i shouldn't have been in such a hurry, I got two...

i shouldn't have been in such a hurry, I got two right side screws out, and then messed up the two left side screws. Does anyone have a favourite technique fro removing damaged torx screws???
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By pm_wizard
Bought Hoop to mount GPS in windscreeen - how to remove screws

I bought the kit from BMW to mount a Navigator above the instrument pod, but I can't get at the screws that need to come out to install the hoop.

do i need to remove the instument pod? or is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,277
Posted By pm_wizard
thank you for the article/interview. This was...

thank you for the article/interview. This was very informative.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,277
Posted By pm_wizard
Thanks everyone for the very prompt replies. The...

Thanks everyone for the very prompt replies. The answers are very helpfull (and reassuring!).

I will go away and try again with these new techniques.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,277
Posted By pm_wizard
1200 GS won't go into first gear from standstill

Before I take it in to the dealer under warranty, I thought I would get some ideas.

On my 2011 1200 GS I can't first time periodically select first gear from a standstill. If I am downshifting,...
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