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Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By CA Dreaming
The RT's final drive ratio is 2.91:1, the GS'es...

The RT's final drive ratio is 2.91:1, the GS'es is 3.00:1.

Also, the RT's brake rotor mounts to the final drive where the GS'es brake rotor mounts to the wheel.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By CA Dreaming
If I were attending a Rawhyde OFF-ROAD course I'd...

If I were attending a Rawhyde OFF-ROAD course I'd mount a pair of TKC-80s and be done with it. I love my Anakees 2s as well, but wouldn't think of riding off-road with them.

JMHO
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 918,180
Posted By CA Dreaming
The front end of a R1200GS DOES NOT compress when...

The front end of a R1200GS DOES NOT compress when maximum braking.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,913
Posted By CA Dreaming
I've been using these bulbs in my 09 GS for over...

I've been using these bulbs in my 09 GS for over 9 months/15,000 miles. No issues what so ever and I regularly ride in temps exceeding 110 degrees.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,388
Posted By CA Dreaming
H-D are bunch of dumbA$$es TRUER WORDS WERE...

H-D are bunch of dumbA$$es

TRUER WORDS WERE NEVER SPOKEN! :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,784
Posted By CA Dreaming
These photos were taken @ 9800 miles (on the...

These photos were taken @ 9800 miles (on the tires). At present they have over 10,500 and are going strong. VERY happy with them!...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,154
Posted By CA Dreaming
When my fuel strip was still "working" I could...

When my fuel strip was still "working" I could get to about 140-150 miles on the tank and my OBC would tell me I had 120 miles to empty. By the time the fuel light came on @ 180 miles or so it would...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,127
Posted By CA Dreaming
9810 miles. 34 front/38 rear with my "normal"...

9810 miles. 34 front/38 rear with my "normal" load (I'm 250 lbs, Adv bags, & about 20 lbs of crap). 36 front/40 rear loaded/long trips (add another 40-50 lbs)....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,011
Posted By CA Dreaming
I second this! Just looked at the rear caliper on...

I second this! Just looked at the rear caliper on my 09 GS. The lower curve of the pads follows the silver portion of my rotor EXACTLY. The rear bolt that hold the caliper to the final drive is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 103,612
Posted By CA Dreaming
2009 GS, bought new August 2010. 16,500 miles as...

2009 GS, bought new August 2010. 16,500 miles as of today.

March 2010.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/CADreaming/Motorcycle/TOHIL6.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,376
Posted By CA Dreaming
Had the same problem with my 09 GS. Dealer...

Had the same problem with my 09 GS. Dealer replaced them under warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,874
Posted By CA Dreaming
Except that when I tried it (breaking the bead my...

Except that when I tried it (breaking the bead my centerstand) I lifted the bike completely off the ground and still couldn't break the bead.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By CA Dreaming
Buy a new tire! Your life is not worth the price...

Buy a new tire! Your life is not worth the price of a tire!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By CA Dreaming
As I indicated my 2nd fuel strip is starting to...

As I indicated my 2nd fuel strip is starting to fail. When it (the new strip) was new it seemed very accurate. When the fuel light came on I had almost exactly 1 gallon left. The night I ran out I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,962
Posted By CA Dreaming
I use my sidestand to get off my GS then...

I use my sidestand to get off my GS then immediately put it on the centerstand. I've done this on every BMW I've owned, probably something in the Koolaid....that and the fact I've own 2 Bricks (older...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 735
Posted By CA Dreaming
I ran out a few weeks ago. Rolled the bike down a...

I ran out a few weeks ago. Rolled the bike down a nearby off-ramp to a station and put 5.3 gallons in it. OBC said I had 20 miles til empty (damn fuel strip.....going out AGAIN!)

Prior to that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By CA Dreaming
Offer him $275.00 shipped. The most I have seen a...

Offer him $275.00 shipped. The most I have seen a pair of GS Adv racks sell for was about $295.00 on eBay. I paid $270.00 for mine shipped from another inmate.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,845
Posted By CA Dreaming
I have GS Adventure panniers on my 09 GS. I...

I have GS Adventure panniers on my 09 GS. I bought the mounts used and the panniers new.

Given the cost of the BMW mounts new (over $500) my suggestion is buy the used panniers then start...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,634
Posted By CA Dreaming
At the risk of getting flamed.....Why? If...

At the risk of getting flamed.....Why?

If you want more HP then simply buy a bike with more HP. Plenty of them to chose from, hell even BMW sells quite a few now! :)

If you want better mileage...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-07-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,755
Posted By CA Dreaming
As a former CA resident I REALLY miss land...

As a former CA resident I REALLY miss land splitting/filtering.

I was in The Bay Area in Feb and it took me about 2 minutes of sitting in traffic to decide to split with my GS WITH Adv bags. I'm...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,123
Posted By CA Dreaming
Go AZ SUCKS! Delivered my 09 GS to me with a...

Go AZ SUCKS!

Delivered my 09 GS to me with a bad fuel strip and DIDN'T know it was bad until I pointed it out.

Salesman was an hour late for the delivery.

Couldn't get the service department...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 918,180
Posted By CA Dreaming
Sitting on the walk in front of The Chicago Fire...

Sitting on the walk in front of The Chicago Fire Academy about 30 seconds before I was told to move the bike.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/CADreaming/Motorcycle/TOHIL6.jpg
Forum: Vendors 05-24-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,418
Posted By CA Dreaming
Apologize for what? I'd be a little more than...

Apologize for what? I'd be a little more than pissed if I ordered something that took over 4 weeks to arrive along with no communications from the vendor.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-23-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9,763
Views: 3,758,964
Posted By CA Dreaming
I thought I was familar with all the tunnels near...

I thought I was familar with all the tunnels near The Bay Area, but this one doesn't ring any bells. Where is it?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,217,103
Posted By CA Dreaming
What height Aeroflow Sport is that?

What height Aeroflow Sport is that?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By CA Dreaming
My 09 GS has never been over 4 bars (including...

My 09 GS has never been over 4 bars (including the thingy at the bottom) even in temps over 110 degrees.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,219
Posted By CA Dreaming
Last time I checked Americans used fahrenheit....

Last time I checked Americans used fahrenheit. Besides, 14 degrees C is not cold....unless you're from Miami.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By CA Dreaming
There is a low seat option for the 1150...

There is a low seat option for the 1150 Adventures. I had one one my 02 for a while.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/CADreaming/Motorcycle/Lummi4.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 790
Posted By CA Dreaming
Buy the newest 1100GS you can afford. Certainly a...

Buy the newest 1100GS you can afford. Certainly a 97 or newer (better gearbox & throttle cable arrangement). Look for a solid bike with maintaince records that hasn't been butchered (over-farkled). ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,219
Posted By CA Dreaming
When my 09 is COLD you better twist the throttle...

When my 09 is COLD you better twist the throttle a bit or it won't stay lit. I'm talking COLD, like 14 degrees. When it's warmer no problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,295
Posted By CA Dreaming
Octane requirement is not a static thing. If your...

Octane requirement is not a static thing. If your engine lacks a knock sensor (Oilheads don't have one) then it's up to you to determine what it needs.

Years ago when I lived in Calif. and owned a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,755
Posted By CA Dreaming
Say what you want about the BMW Adv bag mounts,...

Say what you want about the BMW Adv bag mounts, but they fit and are rock solid.

I bought my mounts used. Just before I bought my Adv bags I called Xplorermoto to get a price quote. Don't remember...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,956
Posted By CA Dreaming
That's what I suspected. Thanks for confirming it.

That's what I suspected. Thanks for confirming it.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,956
Posted By CA Dreaming
R1200GS Fuel Filter???

At the risk of a stupid question, where did BMW hide the fuel filter on this damn bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,633
Posted By CA Dreaming
I ride my GS that way nearly 100% of the...

I ride my GS that way nearly 100% of the time.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v300/CADreaming/Motorcycle/GSAvatar2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,565
Posted By CA Dreaming
Your bike wasn't a demo, the dealership started...

Your bike wasn't a demo, the dealership started the warranty in order to show the bike as "sold" to BMW. I'm dealing with the same thing with my 09, dealer "sold" the bike to someone else a month...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,692
Posted By CA Dreaming
Just got back from a cold/wet 4100 mile trip to...

Just got back from a cold/wet 4100 mile trip to the midwest and back. I routinely got low-mid 30s if I was on the interstate, upper 30s on 2-lane. Temperatures were in the upper 30s/low 40s for most...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 23,784
Posted By CA Dreaming
I installed a set of Anakee 2s on my GS just...

I installed a set of Anakee 2s on my GS just prior to leaving on a cold/wet 4100 mile ride through the midwest.

Except for the noise (they sing on concrete) I'm very impressed. Grip on cold (34-40...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,553
Posted By CA Dreaming
How are you going to attach the damper to the the...

How are you going to attach the damper to the the 1100GS A-arm? The kit for the 1200GS won't work leaving you the option of welding a mount to the A-arm. Or having someone fab up a bolt-on mount.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,174
Posted By CA Dreaming
What Works For Me

I have an 09 GS with an Adventure windshield and Adv winglets. I'm 5'10" with a 32" inseam, so I definitely sit a bit lower on the bike than you do.

For reference sake I'm gonna call the most...
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