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Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 832
Posted By Pete O Static
Just like you, I was getting all prepared for a...

Just like you, I was getting all prepared for a new screen before I took delivery of my new 2014 GSA. The stock screens on all of my other GS's were shit.

However, I am so glad I didn't spend the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 997
Views: 230,585
Posted By Pete O Static
A quick rip down the Dragon. Photo credit...

A quick rip down the Dragon. Photo credit Killboy.com


http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a270/soarhead/Bike%20Posts/572943.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,230
Posted By Pete O Static
Hi Jim Yeah, I have used those products too...

Hi Jim

Yeah, I have used those products too but I find my visors are actually remaining optically clear for much longer vs when I was using stuff like Plexus, which I found was actually degrading...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,230
Posted By Pete O Static
Not sure why so many people spend tons of dough...

Not sure why so many people spend tons of dough on special products like "plexus" ($15) and the like. Like Jetspeed says, Any helmet manufacturer will tell you to clean a polycarbonate visor with...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By Pete O Static
I use one on the gopro and it works. This isnt my...

I use one on the gopro and it works. This isnt my video but it is one of many that shows the effect.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAVfnKB2ENY
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,146
Posted By Pete O Static
A neutral density filter will get rid of the...

A neutral density filter will get rid of the jello effect.
Forum: Canada 09-14-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Pete O Static
Yeah I have learned quite a bit. I am not...

Yeah I have learned quite a bit. I am not surprised that you haven't heard of this as the insurance companies do not advertise the fact. I have been talking with the insurance bureau of Canada about...
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Pete O Static
Yeah....that is a good point! Thanks.

Yeah....that is a good point! Thanks.
Forum: Canada 09-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Pete O Static
CanadianX Yeah, I am thinking the same thing...

CanadianX Yeah, I am thinking the same thing with regards to "show it to me in writing". It says nothing about any restrictions within Canada on my copy. My broker here tells me that most Quebecers...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-05-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,613
Posted By Pete O Static
Would it not be simpler and cheaper to just use...

Would it not be simpler and cheaper to just use the unpowered mount and the supplied USB charging cord plugged into something like an Optimate USB/SAE plug? Won't be waterproof but you essentially...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By Pete O Static
BMW Navigator V - power lost on can bus!!!

I would use the process of elimination to try to trouble shoot. Is the issue actually the canbus socket or cradle? The next time it happens, check to see if there is 12vdc at the canbus socket. If...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Pete O Static
I like your thinking with regards to a shell...

I like your thinking with regards to a shell company renting back the bike. However, the logistics would be a PITA. Besides, my grandfather fought for the freedom of this generation and now the...
Forum: Canada 09-03-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By Pete O Static
Insurance question for Quebec Riders

I currently live in Quebec. I used to live in Nova Scotia and Ontario. I am now being told by my insurance company that Quebecers can not take their motorcycles out of Quebec for more than 180...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 35,059
Posted By Pete O Static
What are you wearing underneath? Have you tried a...

What are you wearing underneath? Have you tried a thin long sleeve synthetic like Under Armour? If you are wearing cotton, yes you will be hot and sweaty.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,361
Posted By Pete O Static
2014 GSA: Blown Clutch 200 yards from the top of Ophir Pass

This sounds very similar to an issue this guy had. http://ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?378024-2013-GSW-10-klm-Blown-Gearbox-amp-Engine-Seized-back-wheel

Turned out to be a nut holding the...
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,219
Posted By Pete O Static
Just installed the Mirage 3 onto my GS Camhead. I...

Just installed the Mirage 3 onto my GS Camhead. I have no affiliation with Britannia Composites other than being a repeat customer. I had the Mirage 2 on my 800GS and was very happy with it. My issue...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-28-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,413
Posted By Pete O Static
The entire "Airport Security" deal in North...

The entire "Airport Security" deal in North America is nothing more than a grand illusion. You cannot apply common sense. If you want to get a knife onboard, leave the leatherman at home and go...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-28-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,745
Posted By Pete O Static
I had the K60's on my GS and yes, they are a hard...

I had the K60's on my GS and yes, they are a hard wearing tire. However, it is always a trade off. Soft compound, excellent traction, hard compound, great mileage. That is one reason for so many dual...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 35,059
Posted By Pete O Static
Good thread. Having both BMW and Rev-it gear, I...

Good thread. Having both BMW and Rev-it gear, I always reach for the Rev-it when I go riding.

I have had the original Sand for several years now, ridden across the Continent twice, off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By Pete O Static
I have the TT comfort seat made by Kahedo. The...

I have the TT comfort seat made by Kahedo. The best farkle by far. Last year I rode from New England to California and back with no issues of sore butt whatsoever. 12 hour days in the saddle are a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By Pete O Static
To correlate a faster speedo, meaning that it...

To correlate a faster speedo, meaning that it would create a higher odometer reading, would mean that the odometer is basing its information on your speed and comparing it to time, then making a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Pete O Static
Rear brake pulsing '09 R1200GSA

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The brakes are linked from front to rear and not from rear to front. This allows for independent use of the rear brake. I use the rear brake during all low speed maneuvering and tight...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By Pete O Static
My first inclination would be a warped rotor. It...

My first inclination would be a warped rotor. It is also very easy to check off the list of possible suspects.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Pete O Static
I have been doing my own maintenance on my...

I have been doing my own maintenance on my camhead since new. If you don't change the plugs, probably a good idea to at least pull them and check them. The secondaries will always look black compared...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Pete O Static
I have the TT comfort seat by Kahedo on my R12GS....

I have the TT comfort seat by Kahedo on my R12GS. Been on the bike 2 years now and holding up great. Crossed the continent with it twice last year spending 12hrs/day in the saddle. No way I could...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,877
Posted By Pete O Static
Equipment could be a factor. According to...

Equipment could be a factor. According to Jetspeeds profile, he flies a Cessna 450. I am not familiar with the FMC on that machine and for all I know, it could be automatically temp correcting...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,877
Posted By Pete O Static
It looks like someone is just fishing for an...

It looks like someone is just fishing for an argument with anyone who will participate. Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,877
Posted By Pete O Static
If you understand the analogy, why are your...

If you understand the analogy, why are your panties in such a twist?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,877
Posted By Pete O Static
Tire Pressure Monitor Calibration

Just explaining how temperature and pressure are related. Obviously, it is an analogy. BTW, temperature and pressure have everything to do with the RDC. You might want to read your owners manual as...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,877
Posted By Pete O Static
TAT vs SAT

TAT vs SAT
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,877
Posted By Pete O Static
Tire Pressure Monitor Calibration

That is the perfect demonstration of temperature compensation. A basic gauge will show varying pressure as temperature changes. Higher temp = higher pressure and vice versa. The RDC compensates...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,877
Posted By Pete O Static
Remember also that your TPM is temperature...

Remember also that your TPM is temperature compensated to 20 degrees C while your manual gauges are not.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pete O Static
Noob question on fuzeblock

Ahhh, you guys are wiring a constantly open circuit. Yes, I guess it would drain. I don't have anything or see the need to have anything constantly powered when not using the bike. I guess that is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,023
Posted By Pete O Static
No drain on a PDM60 either. I sold my fuzeblock...

No drain on a PDM60 either. I sold my fuzeblock for the PDM. Much cleaner and smaller than the Fuze. No need to carry spare fuses. With programming, you can setup your GPS to stay on for however long...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 77,915
Posted By Pete O Static
Altrider vs. Touratech Crash Guards

Something to keep in mind. I have TT bars and skid plate on my Camhead. They are top notch but a royal PITA when it comes time for an oil change and valve clearance check.

It takes almost as long...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,274
Posted By Pete O Static
Maybe this is why the Camhead has an electronic...

Maybe this is why the Camhead has an electronic dipstick. Engine up to temp, in neutral, cycle the info button to oil level. It says "OK" you're good to go. I do this on every shutdown. Sightglass?...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,098
Posted By Pete O Static
I have this box on my GS which is fitted with...

I have this box on my GS which is fitted with Zega Pro panniers. Fits perfectly. I replaced the OEM mudguard with a licence plate extender so that I can still get full suspension travel without...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,417
Posted By Pete O Static
Sorry to hear of your experience. I am also...

Sorry to hear of your experience. I am also really surprised to hear that you needed three shims after only 30K.

I agree with the previous post stating that the service department will have shims...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By Pete O Static
If you are going to use Dynabeads, try removing...

If you are going to use Dynabeads, try removing the external weights, they could be cancelling each other out and not properly balancing the wheel. The two mediums balance wheels in very different...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,217
Posted By Pete O Static
Actually, according to the Reprom, depending what...

Actually, according to the Reprom, depending what your serial number is, there are 2010+ camhead bikes with both. Some have a strip, some have a float. This is regardless of whether or not it had an...
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