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Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,854
Posted By webjester
Yep, exactly my stomping ground too, live in...

Yep, exactly my stomping ground too, live in Novi. So I went NW, Highland, Fenton, Argentine and then South. So that's only about 10000 square miles to search, haha.

And yes, I thought about...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,854
Posted By webjester
Yoyoyo

You guys all seem to be in an exceptionally good mood today, because those are some real clever responses. :D
And it ain't the 200 miles, I just have no f'n clue where I went, i.e., what route I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,854
Posted By webjester
Topcase gone

So, I went some 200miles through the country side today including dirt roads. When I came back, wtf, where's my topcase? I can only speculate that that unusually large pothole took it. But after 200...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,037
Posted By webjester
Tennis grips

Yup, exactly. Mine have been on for more than two years now.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,651
Posted By webjester
Tall seat for GS

It is raining outside so I thought I throw in my two cents. Just came back from a 1500 mile ride through the Appalachians and got a chance to try out my new Seat Concepts. I opted for the GSA version...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,440
Posted By webjester
Hid 4300k!

The difference to Halogen is stunning (if you can get past the lampf!). Would never want to go back to that coalminer's lantern that BMW put on the bike.:lol3

Frankly I am surprised that nobody...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By webjester
Heidis

Oh yes, and the plug just worked fine to the end of Metzeler's life. RIP.
Put new Heidis on the bike a couple of weeks ago.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By webjester
Bubbles

Ummh, what ever happened to the old fashioned method of just throwing the wheel in the bathtub and watching for bubbles?:eek1

Keep in mind that it takes only the tiniest hole to drain the air...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,539
Posted By webjester
Haha

You forgot to mention the global warming caused by such a fire and the resulting hurricanes...:rofl
OK, I think I am sarcastic now. Maybe I need to watch more Doomsday Preppers.:wink:

Tire is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,539
Posted By webjester
Good Deal!

Thanks guys, for all your responses. Looks like I hit quite the nerve (as expected). However, I feel way more confident now to give the tires a few more miles.:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,539
Posted By webjester
Tire Repair???

Long story short, my rear Metzeler has a tiny hole right in the middle of the tread. The air holds for a day or two. Brought it to the dealer who said they won't touch it because of liability and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,343
Posted By webjester
One more thing..

...as JvB said, go slooowwwww on refilling the final drive gear oil or even better sloooooooowwwwwwwwwwww.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,343
Posted By webjester
Just finished 24K maintenace

$900. Yikes! OK I feel better already. Just spent election day in the garage to do the 24K on my 2008 GS. My employer was so generous as to give us the day off.:clap Sweet. So I thought I'll share...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By webjester
Link

Here's the link to the other HID thread with all the answers to what, why and where the relay with resistor.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288538


What else would be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,793
Posted By webjester
LED instead of resistor

Has anybody thought of using LED light strips instead of a resistor yet? See thread http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605428

From what I have gathered so far, they have about 1W...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,556
Posted By webjester
Wow, quite the feedback

Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement. Looks like there is still a strong interest. And I can relate. I love the HIDs, otherwise I wouldn't put in all this time.

@Tuefelhunden
I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,556
Posted By webjester
Some measurements

So, it is finally cold enough in Michigan and, sadly, too cold for my DDM HID kit. Below about 65F the low beam craps out, i.e., LAMPF! (despite the "CAN Bus cancellers" from DDM). So far the high...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,122
Posted By webjester
Yup, I have the exact same issue and let it idle...

Yup, I have the exact same issue and let it idle for about a minute before taking off. The (2008GS) bike has now 21K miles, same thing. I thought maybe the 12K service would fix it, but it didn't. To...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,209
Posted By webjester
Ski boot bags

I am using bags for ski boots. Perfect size (length, width and height!) and low budget.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,291
Posted By webjester
Can't say much about fuel consumption after 120mi...

Can't say much about fuel consumption after 120mi but I started the trip with an average of 47mpg and came back with the same value. Frankly, it enhances the driveability so much that I'd gladly...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,291
Posted By webjester
And here's the result

Alright, took the bike for a 120mi ride this morning and have to say, this is the best farkle I have come across so far. Clearly A+ !:clap Kudos VanIsland! Though I can only report about temps in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,291
Posted By webjester
Bummer, here's the graph

The cut and paste of the graph didn't take. So here's the link.

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii507/webjester/BMW/Graph1.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,291
Posted By webjester
Ready to roll

So, I decided to do both of the modifications as described and post some findings on my 2008 GS. I took out the air intake sensor to measure the resistance and derive a response curve. The resistance...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,534
Posted By webjester
Tennis grip wraps work

Yup, I did tennis grips for my big paw too. I have used the same set for a year and a half so far with no wear. The heat transfer from the grips appears somewhat hindered though (subjectively) and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,792
Posted By webjester
+1 :clap on the comment from jdub especially when...

+1 :clap on the comment from jdub especially when using highbeam during the daytime:
"Other vehicles simply do not pull out in front of me anymore during the day time as the HID low beam white...
Forum: Americas 07-06-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By webjester
Okeedokee

Thanks for all the replies. Looks like some good ideas to check out. So, let's see whether I can get that trailer tomorrow. Can't wait to get out there again. Cheers!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By webjester
Hahahaha...

...thanks for all the (sometimes hilarious) responses. Yes, I try to keep mine above 3000rpm too. Found that to be the sweet spot. And yes, I try to get good gas as well, however, been in KY and VA...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By webjester
Where to park a bike trailer?

So, I am about to buy a trailer.

While I have done a number of trips to KY, VA, PA etc. on my 1200 GS the ride from Detroit to central Ohio is boring at best. So far I bit the bullet and just did...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,047
Posted By webjester
Knocking under load

Thought I'll ask you guru's for some opinion. When the bike '08GS is hot and I am twisting the throttle on uphill sections it sounds like I get some knocking from the engine. It is harder to notice...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 439
Posted By webjester
Seat height - how to measure?

I bought my 2008 GS used with a low sargent seat, which I traded against a factory seat to get back to normal. Later it occurred to me that the factory seat could be a lower factory seat. How would I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,764
Posted By webjester
Same here

I too have issues with cold start (below 50F) on my 2008GS. It takes a couple of attempts and it needs to idle for a while before driving off, otherwise the engine will stall (doesn't like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 11:47 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,556
Posted By webjester
CANbus and Lampf! - all explained - one more thing...

We also have to assume that the controller checks the lamp condition repeatedly, while you're under way, say every 100ms or so (strategy depends on the engineering team and can vary a lot). So, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 236,556
Posted By webjester
CANbus and Lampf! - all explained

OK guys, after reading all this guess work about CAN bus and Lampf I thought I shed some light on it since I have spent a good part of my life as engineering manager at Hella designing CAN bus, HID...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,625
Posted By webjester
Golf club tape

My hands were cramping up a lot too. I used golf club tape, which is easy to get. Of course it diminishes the heat transfer from the grips somewhat despite the holes in the them. Nevertheless, no...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By webjester
Awg

All depends on the current (Amps) that you are going to draw from the fuse block. If it is just the GPS and the USB (about 1A together) you don't need to worry about wire gauge. Standard automotive...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,914
Posted By webjester
All fixed

So, I just did the first test ride with my new Metzeler Tourances. Noise is all gone. Problem solved. Muchas Gracias Amigos!

Off to the Appalachians from KY to PA tomorrow (and the rest of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By webjester
Also just installed the 2" Rox. on my 08 1200GS....

Also just installed the 2" Rox. on my 08 1200GS. No problem with cables. Throttle at max.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,914
Posted By webjester
Hey nomadgs, I did as you said (hand over...

Hey nomadgs,

I did as you said (hand over the tires). I can feel the ripples from the tread (center worn, sides good tread). I live in Michigan, i.e., all straight roads. So, considering that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,914
Posted By webjester
Interesting

Hmm, had thought about this too and they ARE near the end of their life. But somehow I feel the sound is still different. Thanks for the input!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 1,010,909
Posted By webjester
Treat yourself to the best

Couldn't resist:rofl
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