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Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By turnerm
I finally got one but you're are better priced :)...

I finally got one but you're are better priced :)

But thanks. The GSA stand worked perfectly.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By turnerm
I had to Dremel the opening. It seemed that the...

I had to Dremel the opening. It seemed that the opening on oem stand may have been a bit deformed and I dremeled it to try to remove any obstructions.
Even after I removed the stand, the bushing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By turnerm
I bought a GSA stand from a member here and...

I bought a GSA stand from a member here and installed it.
It was an easy swap, with the exception of removing the bushing from the stock side stand.
But the GSA stand works perfectly and the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By turnerm
Not sure what model this came off of. I think...

Not sure what model this came off of. I think the bushing in mine is a single cylindrical bushing, not a 2 piece with lips.
But hard to tell from the outside.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By turnerm
I did see those instructions and I did try it. ...

I did see those instructions and I did try it.
I damaged 3 Allen wrenches and tried a half dozen other pieces of metal that I bent 90 degrees.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By turnerm
Can't get the damned bushing out. I've tried...

Can't get the damned bushing out. I've tried wd40, and various pieces of metal bent to 90 degrees to hook into the bushing hole but no,luck.
It spins but doesn't come out at all.
Now what?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By turnerm
Ok I tried this and the bushing won't come out. ...

Ok I tried this and the bushing won't come out. It turns but not one bit of progress outward.
Please tell me tyre is another better way to remove it before I get the sawzall out.
This is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By turnerm
Nevermind, I searched and found an aftermarket...

Nevermind, I searched and found an aftermarket stand site has instructions on how to remove this bushing. On 2008 models there is a bushing that has to be removed before stand will come off. On...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By turnerm
I removed the clip, sensor and main bolt, but...

I removed the clip, sensor and main bolt, but there is a bushing that's still in there preventing the side stand from coming off.
Anyone know about this in a 2008 model side stand?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By turnerm
2008 side stand removal and install

Does anyone have a service manual or know this procedure?
I am going to remove the stock side stand and replace with a longer GSA oem stand.
My concern is the removal and install of the main bolt....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,585
Posted By turnerm
I have a 2008. Only things I would worry about...

I have a 2008. Only things I would worry about are the key immobilizer and the fuel strip.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,601
Posted By turnerm
While I think that up to 2009-2010 the GS's are...

While I think that up to 2009-2010 the GS's are pretty reliable and easy to work on, I think the new generation BMW's are becoming like the big German sedans.
MB and BMW cars are good looking,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By turnerm
Where did you get the GSA stand? Did you buy new...

Where did you get the GSA stand? Did you buy new or find a used one?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By turnerm
I posted the wtb on the flea market but no luck...

I posted the wtb on the flea market but no luck so far.
I'd rather not spend the 156 for a new GSA stand but the first time my bike topples over, that might change.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,480
Posted By turnerm
I have the Fastway Evolution Air. They are not...

I have the Fastway Evolution Air. They are not the biggest, and that's a good thing.
I've seen pegs on other bikes that look like snow shoes. I'm not part of the bigger is better fan club.
But...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By turnerm
So am I right in assuming the GSA stand is...

So am I right in assuming the GSA stand is longer? In the microfiche pictures it looks like its straight and not the bent style.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By turnerm
I doubt I'm the first one to do this. Has...

I doubt I'm the first one to do this.

Has anyone installed a GSA side stand on a GS?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By turnerm
I've read the posts about how many change or add...

I've read the posts about how many change or add to the foot.
I'm hoping to do something more stock looking.
The GS and GSA are pretty identical with th exception of the suspension, tank and add...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 767
Posted By turnerm
2008 GSA side stand on a GS?

I have a 2008 GS. I installed the Hyperpro suspension and it raised the bike a bit. So now the stock side stand is a bit short, the bike leans over too far.

I thought that since the same year...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By turnerm
Ztechnik leveraction?

I did several searches and surprisingly enough I found an accessory that doesn't have several threads here.
I am considering getting the Ztechnik leveraction kit to replace the windshield knobs for...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,120
Posted By turnerm
I tried on the BMW Dry Gloves at the dealer this...

I tried on the BMW Dry Gloves at the dealer this week and loved them!
I bought a pair.
The sizing was a little troubling for me. I seem to fit both the 9.5 and 10.5 sizes.
The 10.5 feels better...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 661
Posted By turnerm
Last year I finally replaced my factory battery...

Last year I finally replaced my factory battery after 4-5 years.
I thought I was ordering a Yuasa but instead got a cheap Chinese made battery. It never cranked in a strong way.
I just replaced it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,466
Posted By turnerm
I think I'll go with white lithium grease. ...

I think I'll go with white lithium grease. Sounds like less of a wild goose chase and $$ than the other.
Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,150
Posted By turnerm
Try not to be too scared off. Remember, the...

Try not to be too scared off. Remember, the complaints usually get the most posts. Most people who have no issues don't post about it, while the ones that do often post.
Not to discount the issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,466
Posted By turnerm
I bought the Honda Moly 60 for the splines, but...

I bought the Honda Moly 60 for the splines, but what do you use for the edge of the housing where the rubber seal goes?
Looks like there is a whitish looking grease there.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By turnerm
I hate having stuff velcro'd or wires running...

I hate having stuff velcro'd or wires running around dangling. I like to tie strap everything nice and neat.
Its a dual heat controller which has 2 separate knob controls. I put the knob controls...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By turnerm
I have installed the permanent heat troller...

I have installed the permanent heat troller controllers in many bikes. I am a fan of this method as it is permanently installed and all wires can be hidden and fastened. Below is a pic of my GS. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 31,956
Posted By turnerm
Got mine installed today and I love them.

Got mine installed today and I love them.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 31,956
Posted By turnerm
I installed my Fastways today and I had the same...

I installed my Fastways today and I had the same issue with regards to shimming the right and left. The left side required more shims to level the peg. The right side didn't need any at first, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By turnerm
I installed the throttle lock on my 08 GS today. ...

I installed the throttle lock on my 08 GS today.
Other than an incredibly difficult time removing the bolt, it was pretty simple.
There was a washer that came with the kit and I didn't know if I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 901
Posted By turnerm
Did you all put new Loctite on when you...

Did you all put new Loctite on when you installed?
I suppose the vibration would require you to do so.
Im wondering if leaving the old Loctite on the threads will act as a thread lock.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,214
Posted By turnerm
I just started the install but the bolt to remove...

I just started the install but the bolt to remove the bar end weight was very difficult to remove.
Looks like there was a lot of red Loctite on the threads.
Is it necessary to put new Loctite on?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By turnerm
I have the Hyperpro rear suspension with the...

I have the Hyperpro rear suspension with the remote hydraulic preload adjuster.
However, even when completely backed off its still too stiff.
Can I adjust the rings/nuts at the top of the spring on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,465
Posted By turnerm
I've had Wilber's, Ohlins and Hyper Pro. I...

I've had Wilber's, Ohlins and Hyper Pro.
I can't compare as they were on 3 different types of bikes and had different levels of service.
I had Ohlins on a Duc 996 and R1100s. I noticed no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,539
Posted By turnerm
I was amazed that on 3 consecutive visits, Max...

I was amazed that on 3 consecutive visits, Max was sitting at and working the service desk. I didn't know who he was at first. I thought it was just a good worker they hired.
That to me is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,539
Posted By turnerm
No dealer is perfect, but Max BMW is the best Ive...

No dealer is perfect, but Max BMW is the best Ive experienced in 12 years of BMW ownership.

I started using their Troy, NY site even though it was 3-4 hrs away and there were several dealers...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,237
Posted By turnerm
Couldn't agree more. There are already too many...

Couldn't agree more. There are already too many attention starved ass clowns with loud pipes.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,773
Posted By turnerm
4 years and counting, no real issues. I had...

4 years and counting, no real issues.
I had that dumb key immobilizer issue but thats about it, oh and the fuel gauge.

Ive owned 4 other BMW's and the worst thing was a failed rear shock seal at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,570
Posted By turnerm
I agree for the most part. The only time I saw a...

I agree for the most part. The only time I saw a decent discount was on the K1200s right before the K1300s came out. They slashed the prices and really pissed off some K1200s owners.
As much as...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,881
Posted By turnerm
Im sure your neighbors are pleased! :)

Im sure your neighbors are pleased! :)
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