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Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,136
Posted By Haydon
Fugetaboutit. Its a bike and it's likely to...

Fugetaboutit.

Its a bike and it's likely to incur a scratch or two. Ride it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,528
Posted By Haydon
Just re-engage (or double clutch) the clutch...

Just re-engage (or double clutch) the clutch lever, then shift into first as normal.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By Haydon
More info as requested: 2007 GS, with 35k. ...

More info as requested:

2007 GS, with 35k.

The exhaust side case can get real hot about 8" out from the pipe. Probably should figure putting some heat shield on/in the case on that side or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,199
Posted By Haydon
I have the Micatech Pilots - great cases. Tons of...

I have the Micatech Pilots - great cases. Tons of room, never had any water leakage issues.
I have never had a problem with the Micatechs touching in turns, my pegs throw sparks before my bags.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,184
Posted By Haydon
Thanks for the confirmation.

Thanks for the confirmation.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,629
Posted By Haydon
Look at your manual. Top of the sight glass...

Look at your manual.

Top of the sight glass is full. Ride the bike and it will burn off any extra in about 200 mi.

Bottom of the sight glass is min.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,184
Posted By Haydon
For adjustment of the shift lever..... Do I...

For adjustment of the shift lever.....

Do I loosen the torx nut on the end of the shifter and then click adjustment the lever?

What tool do I use to loosen the 'reverse torx' head screw?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,184
Posted By Haydon
Same problem with my brand new Sidi Adventures. ...

Same problem with my brand new Sidi Adventures.

How do you adjust the stock shifter lever???? No mention of it in the owners manual.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,244
Posted By Haydon
I love the Micatech bags, huge, rugged, look...

I love the Micatech bags, huge, rugged, look good, functional, nothing falls out, pleant of space, carry a heavy load, etc....., like the bullet mounting setup (although I do have concerns about the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By Haydon
I hear the Michelin Anakee2 tires stick well in...

I hear the Michelin Anakee2 tires stick well in the wet. They have nice deep water grooves also. May be worth a look to see if they meet your needs. I suppose you could get them studded for icy...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,917
Posted By Haydon
1. Michelen Anakee2 (IMO best tread design for a...

1. Michelen Anakee2 (IMO best tread design for a ~80/20 tire)

2. Metzler Tourance (may get slightly better mileage)

3. Heidenau Scout (read reviews first - some humming and tracking...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By Haydon
Watch the JVB video.:deal

Watch the JVB video.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Haydon
check it Ted Verrill does a summary. ...

check it
Ted Verrill does a summary.
http://verrill.com/moto/kbikebuyingguide.shtml
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,903
Posted By Haydon
I've done the research and there is much love for...

I've done the research and there is much love for the Anakee2.

In fact, there is a brand new set in my garage just waiting to be mounted in about a week.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,573
Posted By Haydon
Castrol SAF-XO is the OEM spec.

Castrol SAF-XO is the OEM spec.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,777
Posted By Haydon
I found that my upper middle back ache problems...

I found that my upper middle back ache problems were more related to unconsiously supporting my arms while riding.
When I grip the bars and consiously/unconsiously hang my arms from the handlbars, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,544
Posted By Haydon
Bought mine used with ~22k.:D I've put 8k on it...

Bought mine used with ~22k.:D I've put 8k on it in 6 months.:clap LOVE it!
Its too big for serious off-roading for me, I'll stick to seasonal roads in fair condition. But it's a great travelling...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,777
Posted By Haydon
Your WAY bigger than me, (5-10, 165) but the RDL...

Your WAY bigger than me, (5-10, 165) but the RDL wings make getting full leg/hip extensions difficult. I got a mild hip strain when the bike got away from me a bit offroad at slow speed. I've got...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,553
Posted By Haydon
I love my digital snap-on because it vibrates...

I love my digital snap-on because it vibrates when it is at torque setting.
This makes it easy to get the correct torque even when you can't see the wrench (bash plate).
Ease of use is important...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,553
Posted By Haydon
The Snap-On digital wrench is worth EVERY penny.

The Snap-On digital wrench is worth EVERY penny.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By Haydon
I put on about 200 miles a week commuting to...

I put on about 200 miles a week commuting to work, so as long as the weather is nice, mounting a couple of weeks early should give me adequate scuffing period. I will ride a few gravel roads to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By Haydon
Thanks for the info. I think I'll get the...

Thanks for the info.

I think I'll get the tires changes a couple of weeks before the trip just to make sure there are no balancing issues or whatever. I'll also take it easy for the first 20...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By Haydon
New tire break in?

I purchased a bike with new Conti Trail Attack tires about 6 months ago and have put ~8k miles on them. The front has about 1k left and the rear maybe a bit more. I don't have much experience with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,214
Posted By Haydon
Skene Designs LED are nice.

Skene Designs LED are nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,761
Posted By Haydon
For both of the inmates that have those...

For both of the inmates that have those incredible tire records ALSO please post your tire feedback/preferences as to what tire you prefer.

I am needing to buy new tires (07 R12GS) and of course...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,721
Posted By Haydon
My batt just did this also. All night on tender...

My batt just did this also. All night on tender outside during a mid-winter trip, dropped to about 10 deg at night, was about 18 deg in the morning, barely got it to crank.

The battery was an...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By Haydon
Seems like Russell should have some material...

Seems like Russell should have some material samples to look over in their showroom or pics online of various materials.

When I bought my 'previously owned' 07 GS, it came with a RDL that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By Haydon
My experience (Pilot cases) is that the pegs drag...

My experience (Pilot cases) is that the pegs drag before the bags.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-17-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 600
Posted By Haydon
January 17 - NorCal - 18 deg

Got paid for riding a solo 2-day ~600 mile trip on the GS -
San Fransico to Lake Almanor (Plumas County) and back, and some dirt riding included!
Very cold 18 degrees on the morning ride, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By Haydon
I have Micatech Pilot cases on my 07 ride. The...

I have Micatech Pilot cases on my 07 ride. The cases are aluminum and metal, and they are rock solid. I just got back from a 600 mile ride with about 4 hours of dirt riding. The cases were fully...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2012, 04:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,425
Posted By Haydon
Thanks for the quick reply and photo! Nice...

Thanks for the quick reply and photo!

Nice mounts you made. I'll see what I can come up with.

Happy New Year!

:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,425
Posted By Haydon
Just got me some Photon Blasters and deciding...

Just got me some Photon Blasters and deciding upon how I want them mounted.
Could you explain or provide a close-up photo of your Photons mounted to your crash bars.
I think that would be better...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By Haydon
new owner of used 07 R1200GS with Adv mods. I...

new owner of used 07 R1200GS with Adv mods. I wouldn't want to be riding any other type of bike. The GS is an 11 !
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,027
Posted By Haydon
I think you should keep the new GS. It's paid...

I think you should keep the new GS. It's paid for and set up the way you like. You prefer the GS over other bikes. A nice 200 mile ride every weekend is nice, and may be what you get for a year or...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 22,931
Posted By Haydon
Sounds more like a gas nozzle metering issue...

Sounds more like a gas nozzle metering issue rather than a magic gas tank.
With small volumes I have noticed discrepancies in gallons of juice being delivered.
But, my wife often points out that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Haydon
Getting back on a bike after 7 years without, and...

Getting back on a bike after 7 years without, and on a BMW '07 R1200GS with A upgrades no less!!
Double Grin!!:D:D
Ridden it every single day since having it (~2 mo)!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Haydon
I just purchased a 07 GS with adventure upgrades:...

I just purchased a 07 GS with adventure upgrades:
22.5k miles
large windscreen
custom RDL seat
cylinder crash bars
peg upgrade
micatech luggage
zega top box
GS tank bag
Starcom
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,079
Posted By Haydon
This is what I have and like them alot. ...

This is what I have and like them alot.

http://micatech.net/products/pilot-cases
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,841
Posted By Haydon
Not sure about the fuel strip issue, but you...

Not sure about the fuel strip issue, but you might consider adding Stabil to the fuel to keep it fresh.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,224
Posted By Haydon
Went through the same decision process... I...

Went through the same decision process...

I looked at lots of bikes and initially thought the GS/GSA bikes were just too big for me. (40 yrs, 5-10, 175#) I didn't think I wanted a bike that big,...
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