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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-06-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Effjay
I two of each, i.e., (2) 2720 & (2) 2730 units,...

I two of each, i.e., (2) 2720 & (2) 2730 units, although for my truck & jeep with a "spare" for each. Although I like my Zumo 550, those StreetPilots are built like tanks and have enough internal...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Effjay
Hey Steve, I've become a proficient user of...

Hey Steve,

I've become a proficient user of MapSource but balked when I first viewed BaseCamp. Garmin's logic in changing rather than evolving their custom routing platform eludes me. You might...
Forum: Airheads 01-01-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 486,472
Posted By Effjay
In case anyone in this thread didn't see my Flea...

In case anyone in this thread didn't see my Flea Market ad for Luftmeister exhaust wrench, here's link to it:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849358 (wrench SOLD)

I also have a...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-30-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By Effjay
You are saying you connected your Zumo 550 to...

You are saying you connected your Zumo 550 to computer via USB cable and then deleted all files read as an external drive? Or instead moved those files to your computer C-drive? If you are sure no...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,524
Posted By Effjay
I have T-meisters on both motos in my sig. If the...

I have T-meisters on both motos in my sig. If the dealer had furnished you the install instructions, you'd have seen that Marker Machine furnishes shim washers of various thickness to adjust "gap"...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,924
Posted By Effjay
As my sig shows, both of mine are 2004...

As my sig shows, both of mine are 2004 twin-spark. Both likewise with fairly low total mileage (10K/22K respectively), so my long term oilhead ownership and related "advice" is limited. Even so, I'd...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-25-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,217
Posted By Effjay
OK, I just copied the entire latest version...

OK, I just copied the entire latest version NA.2013.30 file download (yikes - 6.83GB total) to an 8GB SD card with objective of being able to select that latest map version with SD inserted into my...
Forum: Road warriors 12-25-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,524
Posted By Effjay
2005-2007 RTs have a FD drain plug but in the 9...

2005-2007 RTs have a FD drain plug but in the 9 o'clock position rather than 6 o'clock starting with 2008 model year. More convenient to service with no need to remove wheel, disconnect drive shaft...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,996
Views: 310,524
Posted By Effjay
I bought a V-Stream windscreen for my formerly...

I bought a V-Stream windscreen for my formerly owned 2004 Yammie FJR and liked it well enough that I installed a similar one on my (likewise former) 07 R1200RT. Neither was the taller version later...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-15-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,981
Posted By Effjay
Maybe your fuel stop POI was just an example...

Maybe your fuel stop POI was just an example however I typically don't create Waypoints from POIs within a custom route. Knowing where they are (fuel, food, rest areas) is my objective to select "on...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,760
Posted By Effjay
Too much of a good thing...

Not for moto use, but one StreetPilot I bought on the 'Bay then sold same way was the (discontinued) SP7200: https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=6389

Similar to the smaller SP2730 (I now own 2...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-11-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,017
Posted By Effjay
I own Zumo 550 units for each of my motos in sig...

I own Zumo 550 units for each of my motos in sig line - 1 purchased new in 2007 and 1 here used/refurb a few months ago. These are nice units, which I prefer for street moto use over the 4 (yes)...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 308,934
Posted By Effjay
After briefly considering a new 2013 R1200R (as...

After briefly considering a new 2013 R1200R (as posted yesterday), today I ended up instead buying a 2004 R1150RT in premier condition with just under 10k total miles, Ohlins and much much more. By...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 308,934
Posted By Effjay
Having sold the R1150GS a few weeks ago, I've...

Having sold the R1150GS a few weeks ago, I've been shopping for something used in premier condition to join my R1100S that isn't a budget buster. Although $14K+fees for a 2013 R1200R isn't chump...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-27-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 628
Posted By Effjay
Since this new thread relates to your question...

Since this new thread relates to your question asked in my Garmin ad (insert shamless plug here), I'll jump in with some comments. I still have the recently acquired SP2730 on the side table next to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By Effjay
+1 - I recently installed Puppies on my GS and...

+1 - I recently installed Puppies on my GS and also have them on my S-bike (both with heated grips)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,286
Posted By Effjay
I always use my centerstand(s), except in soft...

I always use my centerstand(s), except in soft stuff or uneven pavement. Even while refueling 'cus I'm one who likes to get max range out of a tank. I doubt there are any negatives to using a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,330
Posted By Effjay
Very nice! Although not a sportbike, I think...

Very nice! Although not a sportbike, I think you'll find a GS does quite well in the twisties. My older one sure does - even with just 85hp and many more lbs. All while providing comfy ergos!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,862
Posted By Effjay
An interesting topic to me with posted comments,...

An interesting topic to me with posted comments, 'cus I bought my '01 as a lower cost alternative to a 1200GS. I enjoyed my former R12RT with hexhead engine, so after sold, bought the S-bike then...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
Posted By Effjay
So, would that then be considered...

So, would that then be considered "upside-down-under"? :D</snip></snip>
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,526
Posted By Effjay
I'm still waiting for more details with pics from...

I'm still waiting for more details with pics from the OP. His very 1st post yesterday and nothing since. Having recently purchased an '01 myself (20k total miles), I'm naturally curious. Regardless...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Effjay
If it had been that easy, I wouldn't have used a...

If it had been that easy, I wouldn't have used a little "persuasion"...

Rather than critiquing my method, perhaps we can get back on-topic to the OP's question? (...honk if you're _____) :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Effjay
Guys guys, it was a couple of light taps on the...

Guys guys, it was a couple of light taps on the wooden drift - not whacks! The lid tabs were inside the airbox but just needed a bit more downward pressure to engage the slots than I could do by...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Effjay
If you can slightly raise the front (leading) lid...

If you can slightly raise the front (leading) lid edge, it isn't seated just as mine wasn't. I aligned the rear (trailing) edge, then used the wood drift and rubber hammer over the tabs in front to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,010
Posted By Effjay
I had same issue after lifting the tank for...

I had same issue after lifting the tank for battery access while direct-wiring my GPS unit. I figured it a good time to check the air filter during the install. Next ride, major honk and lousy mpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,134
Posted By Effjay
As my sig shows, I own BMW motos from both years...

As my sig shows, I own BMW motos from both years although different models. When I bought my former RT in 2007, I chose that year as 1st without servo brakes. Subsequently, I was biased against servo...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By Effjay
Wow, that's a lot of zeroes! :clap (nearly 5x...

Wow, that's a lot of zeroes! :clap
(nearly 5x to my own '01...)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,320
Posted By Effjay
Unsure - especially purchased from a dealer....

Unsure - especially purchased from a dealer. Maybe others have thoughts on that considering stated mileage. Without documented records on service aspects listed by others, I'd want to hold back $$...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 100,733
Posted By Effjay
Hey, good looking moto and nice garage too ('cept...

Hey, good looking moto and nice garage too ('cept for that dirty sock - hope its for polishing :lol3) plus a little peek at the Porsche too!

Here's my 2001 R1150GS purchased less than a month ago...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,320
Posted By Effjay
Interesting question 'cus I purchased an '01...

Interesting question 'cus I purchased an '01 R1150GS with just 21k total miles less than a month ago (advertised here but I'd already seen the moto). Lately, I seem to be buying older low mileage...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,177
Posted By Effjay
Have you closely inspected the cyl hd mounting...

Have you closely inspected the cyl hd mounting bolt rubber bushes? If one is even slightly damaged, oil will migrate to the outside. While replacing a scuffed cyl hd cover on my S-bike with new, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 465
Posted By Effjay
'Boneyard sells the Mann C 1552 for $14 which...

'Boneyard sells the Mann C 1552 for $14 which gives you another P/N to cross reference.
http://www.beemerboneyard.com/13711341528.html
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,237
Posted By Effjay
Same has ad appeared on Los Angeles C-L by...

Same has ad appeared on Los Angeles C-L by "Dealer" too:
Yeah right. C-L should add a category "For Sale by Scammer"...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,550
Posted By Effjay
I misunderstood your request but now get your...

I misunderstood your request but now get your intent. Since mine is normally rear-biased with weight of side cases and contents, front wheel and axle are in the air. Its harder to take pics showing...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,550
Posted By Effjay
Do these pics help? Mine is a 2001 R1150GS...

Do these pics help? Mine is a 2001 R1150GS (standard) built 1000 (Oct 2000) with some GSA bits but all OEM GS suspension. Total mileage: 20.7K Photos taken on centerstand with BMW side cases loaded...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,941
Posted By Effjay
I much prefer the smooth clean air passing over...

I much prefer the smooth clean air passing over top of the aftermarket screen on my R1100S than riding behind the much taller GSA screen which came with my recently purchased (standard) R1150GS....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By Effjay
Go to the link below and download a free copy!...

Go to the link below and download a free copy! :clap
http://www.carlsalter.com/bmw-service-manuals.asp
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,852
Posted By Effjay
Like you, seems I'm anal-retentive on cosmetics....

Like you, seems I'm anal-retentive on cosmetics. Even with the low mileage 11.5 yr old GS I bought about a week ago as I busily detail and attempt to remove or at least hide blems from prior...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,265
Posted By Effjay
A fine looking garage indeed and an even finer...

A fine looking garage indeed and an even finer looking S-bike! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,776
Posted By Effjay
+1 (although mine is an Australian "Sheepy...

+1 (although mine is an Australian "Sheepy Hollow" solo pad)
If not already, try some inexpensive spandex bicycle shorts with synthetic chamois crotch rather than cotton drawers. :D
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