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Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By bboshart
Interesting.. I did expect a favorable response...

Interesting.. I did expect a favorable response to the use of hazard lights on a motorcycle forum. I received an opposite response on a car forum that I frequent. If you google the subject it would...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By bboshart
Great advice!

Great advice!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,944
Posted By bboshart
Safety Question - Four-way flashers

I am travelling down the interstate when suddenly traffic comes to a halt or slows down significantly. My high visibility LED brake light is shining bright but until I am convinced that the traffic...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,448
Posted By bboshart
In the case of our BMW motorcycles, would the...

In the case of our BMW motorcycles, would the leaner fueling and higher compression of the oilheads vs the airheads not make them a hotter running engine?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,448
Posted By bboshart
Perfectly normal if its dark enough (single...

Perfectly normal if its dark enough (single walled steel headers). Scared me to death when I first saw it back in 1981 with my R100CS. :rofl
But point taken, at some point it becomes VERY abnormal.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,448
Posted By bboshart
I don't start my bike until I am sitting on it,...

I don't start my bike until I am sitting on it, and then give it about 30 seconds or more before riding off. If I have to get off it, I turn it off. I have read too many stories over the years where...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,099
Posted By bboshart
That's what I do. Steadier reading because RPM is...

That's what I do. Steadier reading because RPM is steadier than free revving.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By bboshart
Good thread here....

Good thread here. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=786436)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By bboshart
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=758453&page=4
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,905
Posted By bboshart
I can only tell you I have carried a crazy amount...

I can only tell you I have carried a crazy amount of weight in mine already (couple boxes of roofing nails :D) and they handled it with ease. No concerns about the quick click system.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,905
Posted By bboshart
Hmmm, so I was misinformed by my Canadian dealer.

Hmmm, so I was misinformed by my Canadian dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,905
Posted By bboshart
Actually, latches are my one complaint about...

Actually, latches are my one complaint about Jesse bags. My Safari side bags have one type of latch and my trunk latch is like the Odyssey's . I was told they cannot be keyed the same, so now I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,905
Posted By bboshart
I absolutely love my Safaris with quick mounts...

I absolutely love my Safaris with quick mounts and low pipe. When I was trying to make a decision I searched the internet for as many pics as I could find. So if its helpful to someone, here are some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By bboshart
It happened to by wife's K1300S exhaust...

It happened to by wife's K1300S exhaust flap/valve. It threw an exhaust servo code too, replaced under warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By bboshart
I have a similar issue with my 2010 GSA. Did you...

I have a similar issue with my 2010 GSA. Did you ever find a solution?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By bboshart
Hanging Throttle

After my first valve check and throttle sync on my 2010 R1200GSA (6500mi), I have an issue where the throttle hangs for a second or two when releasing back to idle. Valve clearances were fine and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,537
Posted By bboshart
No, I am not saying that at all. I believe there...

No, I am not saying that at all. I believe there are issues with FDs. What I am saying, reading internet forums such as this one tends to distort one's perception on how wide spread the issue really...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,537
Posted By bboshart
Funny thing is all the bikes I had before the...

Funny thing is all the bikes I had before the internet seemed to be the most reliable and all the bikes I owned since the internet seem to be the least reliable. But wait, the only breakdowns I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By bboshart
I have the same problem with my 2010. I gave up...

I have the same problem with my 2010. I gave up on trying to clean it off. My warranty is done this summer, anyone think it is a warranty issue?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 64,427
Posted By bboshart
The "1000v zap" fix did not work for my fuel...

The "1000v zap" fix did not work for my fuel strip. :eek1

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_b7kvuEQi4FA/S_2ahiCmmjI/AAAAAAAAAE8/vYKsSywK91U/s1600/Burn041.jpg

Sorry, could not resist... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 64,427
Posted By bboshart
So, if you could make a device that receives the...

So, if you could make a device that receives the signal from the new float and converts the signal to simulate the old fuel strip you could make some serious sales? :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,012,363
Posted By bboshart
Looks like twin radiators similar to the K1200RS...

Looks like twin radiators similar to the K1200RS (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/ShowImage.aspx?image=Diagrams/B0002209.png&rnd=32844882). Still an oil cooler under the headlight, maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,223
Posted By bboshart
Ride the bike, get it hot (as in in-town riding...

Ride the bike, get it hot (as in in-town riding hot) to ensure the oil cooler thermostat is open, then park on side stand. I do the same, not that it really matters but get satisfaction in being...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,207
Posted By bboshart
We actually use an electric leaf blower to blow...

We actually use an electric leaf blower to blow dry our bikes after washing. Works great.:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2011, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,199
Posted By bboshart
A good helmet that's quiet and ear plugs make a...

A good helmet that's quiet and ear plugs make a big difference too when riding long hours.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,177
Posted By bboshart
I bought one. A 2010 GSA with 400mi. No issues,...

I bought one. A 2010 GSA with 400mi. No issues, and I did not have to add oil before the 6k service, so however it was broken in it seemed to work.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By bboshart
Are you sure its not the oil level window leaking...

Are you sure its not the oil level window leaking and its just blowing back to the cylinder?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 14,056
Posted By bboshart
I have owned four bikes with different boxer...

I have owned four bikes with different boxer engines, R90/6, R100, R1150 and now the DOHC R1200. All my previous boxers took 20W50 so it is a mind thing to feel comfortable using 10W40. That being...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,623
Posted By bboshart
Is it lighting the road though too? There is a...

Is it lighting the road though too? There is a lot of scatter with HID kits.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,364
Posted By bboshart
Perhaps I worded it wrong?? I do find if my bike...

Perhaps I worded it wrong?? I do find if my bike is hot (like described in my post), all the oil will run down into sump, whether on the side or center stand. At normal or less than normal...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,364
Posted By bboshart
My experience has been, for the oil cooler to...

My experience has been, for the oil cooler to drain, it does not matter if on the side or center stand. The key to having it drain is if the bike was significantly hot when shutting off (ie a "riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,839
Posted By bboshart
Here is a chart, not sure of the source. ...

Here is a chart, not sure of the source.

http://0.tqn.com/d/motorcycles/1/0/e/5/0/-/BMW_R1200GS_torque_hp.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By bboshart
Swap the injectors between cylinders and see if...

Swap the injectors between cylinders and see if the issue goes to the left cylinder.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,149
Posted By bboshart
They say "opposites attract", I have a GSA and my...

They say "opposites attract", I have a GSA and my wife has a K1300S. :clap Congratulations on your bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2011, 06:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,769
Posted By bboshart
So the trick is, your engine has to be hot enough...

So the trick is, your engine has to be hot enough that when you turn it off, the oil cooler thermostat is open. If the thermostat is open, you have a better chance of the oil cooler and lines...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,460
Posted By bboshart
I have the opposite results when I ride with my...

I have the opposite results when I ride with my wife, but then again she does ride a K1300S :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2011, 04:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,217
Posted By bboshart
Its obviously NEVER been running judging by the...

Its obviously NEVER been running judging by the nice shiny silver header pipes. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,951
Posted By bboshart
One of the reasons I got rid of my 2002 R1150RT...

One of the reasons I got rid of my 2002 R1150RT was the anxiety I felt stuck in traffic, the heat gauge whatever it means, going to the top and hearing the bike engine change sounds. Turns out the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,213
Posted By bboshart
Schuberth R1. Very quiet and light, plus...

Schuberth R1. Very quiet and light, plus integrated sun visor.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,062
Posted By bboshart
My 2010 GSA is doing exactly the same. Have not...

My 2010 GSA is doing exactly the same. Have not mentioned anything to the dealer yet.
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