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Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,887
Posted By S-curvy
Thumb Shift like ya mean it

That sums it up: One must shift with commitment -- we're not applying makeup, we are shifting 580 lb, 125 hp motorcycles that are designed to carry big loads uphill for the life of the bike. I've...
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 248,043
Posted By S-curvy
Nice work Global

Wow! Ditto. I would be very happy to see your Autoswitch solution for a 1200GS.....

I'm guessing those long, dark, cold Canadian winters are when Global's magic toyshop gets down to business...
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,867
Posted By S-curvy
These things are all made in China. The way that...

These things are all made in China. The way that works is that a given village has a few factories that all produce related objects and other nearby villages probably have some overlap too. Slime...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,092
Posted By S-curvy
Maybe not thru Apple yet?

Just tried to find your app, but it didn't come up on the search -- maybe it hasn't made it thru Apple's gauntlet yet....

Sounds like a nice app. I used to put that info into my Palm Pilot in the...
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 161,157
Posted By S-curvy
Excellent, thank you.

Kampfire, thanks for this comment. I've put my bike down on slab and dirt many times and I suspect your commentary is spot on w/ regards to the armchair quarterbacking. I've been lucky and I've...
Forum: Face plant 03-10-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 161,157
Posted By S-curvy
Cool2 Next time

Glad you made it thru your 1st lesson in flight school. Welllll, considering everyone knows we don't often get too many 2nd chances, this experience makes a good case for extra care in the near...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,139
Posted By S-curvy
Cooler now

Lensgrinder, thanks for the explanation -- my offense is withdrawn.

Peace out, S-curvy.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,139
Posted By S-curvy
What's good for the goose is good for the gander

Lensgrinder, I'm a bit offended by what you're implying about me and others who are kicking around the idea, albeit naively, of improving access to data extent on our machines that is hidden away by...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,139
Posted By S-curvy
That's what I'm talking about!

Steve O., you have divined what I am aiming for. It's not that I don't want to support the work of the GS911 crew, but I must honestly say that at $350, those guys need some serious competition to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,139
Posted By S-curvy
Can-bus??

Thanks for the reply JVB. Perhaps I wasn't specific enough, perhaps not, but does BMW use either the OBD-II or CAN-BUS protocols that are covered by the automotive industry standards and code...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,139
Posted By S-curvy
Anyone use a standard ODB-CANBUS diagnostic tool on BMW?

So are there any inmates out there who've solved the puzzle of the round peg into the rectangular hole? The electronics are right there, it just seems so simple.... Maybe just a pin-out...
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,254
Posted By S-curvy
Once upon a time.

Broken links.... :norton
Forum: The Garage 09-18-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 30,015
Posted By S-curvy
Muddy

Okay, just to muddy things a bit, I'll note that on my 1150GS, I made several tire changes myself. Some of the things that I noticed, in no particular order, were:


I try to get the tire mfr's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-09-2012, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,143
Posted By S-curvy
Wow! I wanna go.

SR, nice TR, nice pix. As a gringo, we hear a lot of scary stories about Sinaloa, so it is good to get some positive feedback about such a neat and beautiful place. Some day, I'll get down there...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,383
Posted By S-curvy
It looks like butt

I currently have this carbuncle on my bike, and frankly it makes me queasy every time I look at it (it came with the bike). While money counts, so does beauty, and most of us coughed up bigger bucks...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 31,126
Posted By S-curvy
Thoughts on splicing a quick connect into that harness?

Jdub, that is an excellent contribution to the collection. My '05 GS has 16K on the clock and has been leaking erl from the front tranny seal for the last 3K miles. Considering the $1,000 ++ repair...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 78,772
Posted By S-curvy
Alas, another new point of supply

At last, it seems suppliers are hearing our screams for mo-better clutch plate choices. Here's a linky for a Finnish outfit that sells sintered metal plates (76 Euro but only up to 1150, no 1200's)....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,302
Posted By S-curvy
Filter TT's website

That's a good question. Here's a link to the RawHyde vid on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/v/TBc0_w2xn5c&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&version=3

TT's website is an OK resource if one...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2012, 12:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,302
Posted By S-curvy
Now come the farkles!

MonkeyDad, congratulations on the new bike, I think you made the right choice. After your wallet recovers from the initial shock, it will be time to farklize the machine! If you haven't gotten...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,383
Posted By S-curvy
Givi mount kit

Birdie-XX, that's good intel, and comparatively inexpensive at just over $10. That means I can sell the old ugly :beer !
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 02:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,383
Posted By S-curvy
Looks nice, and a lot like the Touratech

Hey that looks really nice.

I was surprised by the price tag ($240), so I looked at other options. What I found was a Touratech plate...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,383
Posted By S-curvy
Simple is good.

I landed in this very situation by trolling on Ebay for a used Adventure rear rack (they're >$300 new) because I really dislike the crappy BMW raised, plastic rear shelf, particularly with my wildly...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 01:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,383
Posted By S-curvy
Yeah, no shit on that one -- I almost choked when...

Yeah, no shit on that one -- I almost choked when I saw the price of beauty! :yikes That means the mount is more costly than the plastic box...but that's because the rumor is that Givi-Canada is...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,566
Posted By S-curvy
It might be good to check the math on this one. ...

It might be good to check the math on this one. I think replacing $35 pad sets multiple times is a better buy than one $350 rotor. This is because they are a softer material (non-metallic). Not to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By S-curvy
Bigmak, You're A-okay by me. I completely...

Bigmak,

You're A-okay by me. I completely understand your problem solving tendencies. I think you're correct in trying to fish around here, but maybe once people start approaching you to buy,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2009, 01:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,461
Posted By S-curvy
The drop test

Hum, I hate to admit it, but I've dropped a few bikes a few times -- the last time was worth a "total," ouch. My first bike was a KZ550, which got dropped a bunch of times. One thing was for sure...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 11,135
Posted By S-curvy
Kudos to Mike, Veronica, and Kurt

You folks rock! This was a delightful trip! A great group of riders came out for this event; they all are wonderful people and wonderful riders -- I was very lucky to have a chance to ride with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By S-curvy
I've owned both

Coming off a fantastic ADV group ride this weekend, during which gobbled up many miles of good and bad, very twisty mountain pavement, and many miles of dirt, I have a fresh view of my 1200 versus my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,685
Posted By S-curvy
Failed servo - mine too

Balls!! That sucks for you and for me too. I too have an '05 with a brake system that crapped out this weekend. The only info I can share is that I spoke w/ BMW N. America and they amazingly point...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-10-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 11,135
Posted By S-curvy
Question My hungry gut

Inmates, anyone know if I can plan on eating lunches at cafes along the ride routes or should I bring food for lunches?

TIA.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-02-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 11,135
Posted By S-curvy
Question The riding?

Fellow Inmates, I'm hoping to join you in the Grinding Insanity. As I've not participated in this gathering before, I have a question: What's the riding like? Is it all pavement? If there's dirt,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 64,844
Posted By S-curvy
You get it?? Good, 'cuz I'm not.

Ekke,

So were you able to withdraw the cylinder without a key?? Seems to me, the point of having a keyed lock is to make it so that a key is required to operate the lockset. If the cylinder can...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2008, 12:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,434
Posted By S-curvy
And the Devil sez....

The good: Well, on my '01 1150 GS, I had the Z-Tech Y-pipe + slip-on, K&N filter, and the Power Commander-III. No doubt, I didn't need a dyno test to discover that the bike had a lot more power,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By S-curvy
Question Odyssey battery in a 1200GS?

Hey fellow Inmates, has anyone succeeded in putting an Odyssey battery (PC680) into a 1200GS? Odyssey says the battery is too big.

TIA
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,230
Posted By S-curvy
Question 1200 throttle sync - lingering questions

I'm pasting in an email I sent off to JVB for a couple of reasons: 1) to give Jim praise for his very helpful pictorial on this very subject, 2) because my questions are very salient to this thread,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By S-curvy
Thumb Detailed install picts for Autoswitch on 12GS are here!

Yeah Baby!!! HMarc very kindly posted a link to Autoswitch's website to let them tell us about their product, so I followed it and made the following discovery. I'm guessing since the time he posted...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 628,169
Posted By S-curvy
Try Aeroflow's website

http://www.aeroflowscreens.com/R1200GS.htm Cost is pushing $500, but I can say from my 1150GS experience, it's the best $500 to spend on the bike. Everyone talks about the day-to-day improvements,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 628,169
Posted By S-curvy
Yep, it doesn't cut it for me

Yep, I 2nd JVB's comments. I've got a 12GS identical to his (same color too ) with the Cee Bailey's. Having come from the 1150GS + Aeroflow world, I can say that the Cee Bailey's just doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 628,169
Posted By S-curvy
Choose your screen wisely

One of the myriad reasons to go with an Aeroflow is that it is fabricated from aircraft acryllic. What this means is that unlike polycarbonate, OEM, and most other screens which all come with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 64,844
Posted By S-curvy
Re-keying trix

Hey does anyone know if we can swap a 1200 style lock cylinder into an 1150 lock? I want to use my old 1150 helmet lock on my 1200....

Thanks in advance!
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