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Forum: Vendors 05-05-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 3,387
Views: 569,750
Posted By rritterson
This is awesome! I noted you require a police...

This is awesome! I noted you require a police report, which makes sense. Keep in mind though a report is not always available. For example, in San Francisco, SFPD will not even respond unless someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By rritterson
Every time the last one falls off the front page,...

Every time the last one falls off the front page, we're going to get a new one. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,404
Posted By rritterson
In some jurisdictions, a previously totaled...

In some jurisdictions, a previously totaled vehicle can be put back on the road after an inspection proving it road worthy. In California it's called a salvage title. Basically, insurance totals your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,007
Posted By rritterson
It's not complicated, so no worries about doing...

It's not complicated, so no worries about doing something wrong and screwing anything up. It's just difficult to do with only two hands, as one has to hold the bolt, one the nut, and one the clamp...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,007
Posted By rritterson
I can assure you there is metal on both ends,...

I can assure you there is metal on both ends, about 1mm thick and spanning the entire diameter. Based on your pic, you couldn't get the pliers up close enough to the motor and so were not on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,007
Posted By rritterson
They are normal thread, so unscrew them like you...

They are normal thread, so unscrew them like you would any other bolt. I did my install yesterday, and they weren't very tight at all--I just removed them by hand. Since yours are stuck, I suspect a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By rritterson
It's easy enough to build an ECU that can't be...

It's easy enough to build an ECU that can't be reflashed, period. It's also possible, but more difficult, to build one that only allows authenticated maps to be reflashed (i.e., only those from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,557
Posted By rritterson
This is a hard question to answer. Camping, by...

This is a hard question to answer. Camping, by it's nature, means you are giving up something you'd have at home or in a motel, but what each person is willing to give up varies from person to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,540
Posted By rritterson
I get more comments from non riders about how...

I get more comments from non riders about how good the GSA I have looks than any other bike I've owned, which includes two sport bikes I thought looked fantastic. Who knows.

Kinda reminds me of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,216
Posted By rritterson
When I read all of your symptoms without reading...

When I read all of your symptoms without reading what you'd fixed, my first thought was a parasitic draw somewhere in the system. An intermittent short in the starter would fit that description.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,346
Posted By rritterson
Top of the sight glass is correctly filled. That...

Top of the sight glass is correctly filled. That all said:

I'd rather have a reused crush washer than an overfilled engine. If the crush washer fails, worst case scenario is you have to find one...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,538
Posted By rritterson
I don't mean to rag on you, but based on the...

I don't mean to rag on you, but based on the phrasing of your first post, I'm presuming you aren't a suspension expert. If that's the case, your suspension could have been merely mediocre with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,415
Posted By rritterson
It's a balloon loan. Just like every other...

It's a balloon loan. Just like every other balloon loan it has advantages and disadvantages.

I don't recommend getting one unless you A) plan on disposing of the financed item before the balloon...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,538
Posted By rritterson
I'm guessing your suspension settings were...

I'm guessing your suspension settings were already not ideal, then you added new tires which are a bit more weave-y combined with more weight in the back and it put you over the edge.

Front...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,007
Posted By rritterson
I just bought one of these. I got the...

I just bought one of these.

I got the grommets and "shouldered bushings" in my kit, but apparently got an outdated set of instructions. In mine, it lists 4x M6x20 bolts, where I actually have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,790
Posted By rritterson
Especially if you want to bend your bars. ...

Especially if you want to bend your bars.

(Others already commented, I just wanted to pile on)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By rritterson
What defines ITBs? A separate throttle body per...

What defines ITBs? A separate throttle body per cylinder? My R6 had both a throttle body per cylinder and a MAP sensor...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,155
Posted By rritterson
If your plug gap is waaaaay off you can get some...

If your plug gap is waaaaay off you can get some funky behavior. A friend recently changed his plugs with new ones, and on one, the electrode and ground electrode were almost touching due to crush...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By rritterson
For what it's worth, I'd take the 1150 in your...

For what it's worth, I'd take the 1150 in your situation. I have a DR650 and a R1200GSA. The GSA is simply too big for riding around a dense urban area, and it's a pig of a bike in traffic. The DR is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By rritterson
Those are 2 very different bikes. I recommend...

Those are 2 very different bikes. I recommend going down to a local dealer and trying out the new versions of what you are looking at. Should give you close enough of an idea. The F is a civilized...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,275
Posted By rritterson
Unless something with the shocks is broken,...

Unless something with the shocks is broken, changing the preload will noticeable change the sag numbers. I am also curious whether OP is confusing adjustment knobs with each other. 5-10mm adjustment...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By rritterson
Many top cases have additional backrests you can...

Many top cases have additional backrests you can install. I don't know of any for the GS that come with one preinstalled, but the BMW cases can add one, as can most GIVI cases.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By rritterson
I swear I have seen people add extra fuses to the...

I swear I have seen people add extra fuses to the box built in to the bike. I must be thinking R1150GS instead.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By rritterson
The seat wore the terminals until the insulation...

The seat wore the terminals until the insulation stripped, then the terminal wires crossed and shorted out?

This would make things mighty hot pretty fast, and drain the battery quickly.

What...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By rritterson
Cool story, but that's not going to help the OP...

Cool story, but that's not going to help the OP unless he/she wants to spend $500 on a new GPS.

OP, you could in theory open up a powerlet USB plug, cut the USB wires in the socket and your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,735
Posted By rritterson
twisted throttle also sells plates that adapt...

twisted throttle also sells plates that adapt SWmotech TrAx panniers to the OEM frames.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,758
Posted By rritterson
Is there a bigger versys we don't get? Otherwise,...

Is there a bigger versys we don't get? Otherwise, versys being best 2-up bike =:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,249
Posted By rritterson
Get caught, go to jail. Worse than parting it...

Get caught, go to jail. Worse than parting it out. All it takes is a speeding ticket for this to come up.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 720
Posted By rritterson
The levers are the issue and changing fluid will...

The levers are the issue and changing fluid will never help you. Either toss the levers out or file/grind them until they match the stock set.

Slightly wrong levers are notorious for locking up...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,249
Posted By rritterson
Find the OEM part number, buy the sticker.

Find the OEM part number, buy the sticker.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-04-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10,739
Views: 1,095,965
Posted By rritterson
Trying to route with the topo map enabled will...

Trying to route with the topo map enabled will cause this problem. I thought I had disabled the topo map in my profile but re-checked and found it enabled. Disabling it again solved the issue.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-30-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,148
Posted By rritterson
This whole SD vs download vs DVD situation that...

This whole SD vs download vs DVD situation that Garmin has fabricated is absolutely ridiculous. Here is how it should work:

1. You determine the number of licenses you need. Each license for a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10,739
Views: 1,095,965
Posted By rritterson
I am using the latest version of the software on...

I am using the latest version of the software on both my Mac and on the Garmin unit. I can't say whether I've had these problems out of the box, as I didn't try the functionality until 3.90 came out....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,259
Posted By rritterson
In my case, our inner city garage is so tight the...

In my case, our inner city garage is so tight the bike does not fit with the panniers mounted. Bike stays in the garage, panniers come inside.

I have the OEM handles. They are over engineered and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-22-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10,739
Views: 1,095,965
Posted By rritterson
Bump. Hoping someone knows the answer to any of...

Bump. Hoping someone knows the answer to any of my questions...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-20-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 10,739
Views: 1,095,965
Posted By rritterson
I have two profiles that I use, and a shortcut...

I have two profiles that I use, and a shortcut assigned to the power button that switches between them. One is an off-road profile that uses the recreational map view (top down, north up) and shows...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,436
Posted By rritterson
This sounds like a fueling issue, either caused...

This sounds like a fueling issue, either caused by something between tank and combustion, or a bad sensor somewhere throwing off technically plausible but actually totally wrong readings, confusing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,965
Posted By rritterson
Okay, to clear up some confusion: ESA is...

Okay, to clear up some confusion:

ESA is electronic suspension adjustment. It is not active suspension, so once you set it to a setting it is just a damped spring like any non-ESA bike. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By rritterson
Yep, the brake cleaner won't hurt the seals. Just...

Yep, the brake cleaner won't hurt the seals. Just don't tear them by using a pick or anything while you're cleaning the pistons. Ensure you don't use anything like simple green or WD-40 on or around...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By rritterson
i was wearing earbuds at the time so couldn't...

i was wearing earbuds at the time so couldn't hear the engine, but the way it felt after losing traction a bit certainly could have been the fuel getting cut. It was really weird feeling.
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