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Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2010, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,042
Posted By fwannabe
Battery's on a battery tenderer most of the time....

Battery's on a battery tenderer most of the time. I checked the voltage and it seems ok. so don't think it's the battery.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,042
Posted By fwannabe
I'm having similar issue - Any update?

Hey Doc, wondering if the dealer diagnosed this problem. I have a 2008 GS and last week it wouldn't turn over. Each time i hit the start it tries to go and then it stops and then goes click click...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By fwannabe
I think I saw other threads that said the cost of...

I think I saw other threads that said the cost of the controller is something like $110 US
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 05:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,899
Posted By fwannabe
Ordered the bypass cable yesterday from...

Ordered the bypass cable yesterday from Burnszilla. $26 is well worth it for me. Way too convenient.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,186
Posted By fwannabe
Check fuel pump controller. I have an 08 GS and...

Check fuel pump controller. I have an 08 GS and dealer is replacing. I didn't have the one cylinder thing you're talking about but it was hard to start in the mornings. When it got to dealer they...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 683
Posted By fwannabe
I have an '08 GS. I'm in Ottawa and they're...

I have an '08 GS. I'm in Ottawa and they're replacing the controller. Bike died on me a couple of weeks back. Luckily it started back up after waiting 5 min Part ordered should be ready early next...
Forum: Vendors 04-18-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,561
Posted By fwannabe
Burnszilla - just placed an order today for bmw...

Burnszilla - just placed an order today for bmw plug type front right fairing. Thanks for the fix.

Couple weeks ago I had the bike cut out on me soon after I left home. Waited a bit and started...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2009, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By fwannabe
Sure looks like it would make a difference...

Sure looks like it would make a difference against the stock windshield. I took a week long trip last summer and have to say that most of the time I wasn't bothered but that was at 55-60mph. At...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,108
Posted By fwannabe
600 mile service FD oil change

I bought my 08 GS last May and don't recall anything being done to change oil in FD during my 1,000km first service. After all I've read here about FD oil change I sure hope it was done. The dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By fwannabe
Just received my recall for front brake yesterday...

Just received my recall for front brake yesterday too. This is the first recall for me though. Maybe they fixed tail, strut, knock at the 1000km service? I put 9000km last year and had a blast.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2009, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By fwannabe
Any pics of the setup?

Any pics of the setup?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,117
Posted By fwannabe
A couple of questions. It's my first time...

A couple of questions. It's my first time winterizing my 1200GS.

1. Do I need to disconnect the battery for the winter or can I just hook up the tender to the outlet I have hooked up to the bike....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2008, 05:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By fwannabe
Help-clutch/throttle control stopped on hill

Hi All, I've had my '08 GS since April and have put 6000km on it. It's been great. I have to admit that it took some getting used to the dry clutch. Thanks to this great forum I did a lot searching...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By fwannabe
Thanks - it's working

Thanks a lot guys. I loosened the allen srew holding the switch. Fiddled around with the switch until I heard the click mid way through pull and then tightened. You guys saved the day.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By fwannabe
Thanks guys, the info is very useful. I went to...

Thanks guys, the info is very useful. I went to the bike to hear the click and it is only happening almost at the end when I pull the lever to the bar. So, to adjust there's a allen screw underneath?...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By fwannabe
Help! 08 GS can't start in Gear - Works in neutral

Guys, really need some quick help as I'm going on a longish trip tomorrow. Bike starts in neutral ok, but won't start in gear with clutch pulled in. Sidestand not down, kill switch in right position....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By fwannabe
Kaoko replies

Thanks all for the replies. I've ordered the 90mm screw.

Got an email from Kaoko. Seeing as diff bikes in diff countries had either the 80 or 90 mm screw they decided to build around the 90mm...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-18-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By fwannabe
Help a Canadian-road Maine thru NY states advice

Hi all, a group of us are planning to return from Atlantic Canada (Saint John New brunswick) through Maine, NH,VT, NY. We want to end up in Massena NY to cross over to Canada in Cornwall. I'm going...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By fwannabe
I went out to check and the old one CCF400 is...

I went out to check and the old one CCF400 is about 3/8 inches longer than the existing bar end weight. Also, the end screw is only 80 mm not the 90mm that Kaoko recommends. Given the Kaoko is too...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2008, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By fwannabe
Apparently there's new Kaoko Throttle for 08 GS?

Well, over a month ago I sent an email to Kaoko to ask them if the throttle control they have for the 1200GS (CCF400) would work on the 08. I thought that it would as I didn't read that there were...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 07:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By fwannabe
Toolkit with '08 GS?

I'm reading through the owner's manual and they say that there should be a small toolkit that comes with the bike and a toolkit for adjusting suspension without ESA. Where is this located? I looked...
Forum: Canada 03-26-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 634
Posted By fwannabe
Philander, I see you're from Ottawa why aren't...

Philander, I see you're from Ottawa why aren't you getting a quote/buying from Ottawa Good Time. They're the new BMW dealership in Ottawa.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By fwannabe
Did you get the 1piece or 2 piece? Any pics? ...

Did you get the 1piece or 2 piece? Any pics?

I'm looking for a commuting suit and I believe the 'stich is the best way to go. I can't really find anything that is as versatile, fits well over...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,471
Posted By fwannabe
Spoke to them this afternoon (Wed) about my...

Spoke to them this afternoon (Wed) about my order. I ordered last Thurs (didn't have a problem contacting them then either) and had it arrived today. Very helpful and friendly.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2008, 04:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,398
Posted By fwannabe
Check out the flea market, I saw a post from...

Check out the flea market, I saw a post from someone trying to sell one for a song.

It's an excellent suit. I use it year round and the weather here is colder than ny. Just wear the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2008, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By fwannabe
New BMW bags for '08

I've been sorting through some old threads on the new for '08 OEM tank bags. I have to say that these look very good and they're waterproof. Maybe no need to find something else. Here's what I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 918
Posted By fwannabe
08 GS Tankbag Options

Guys, I've made the plunge and have a blue '08 GS on order (an upgrade from my 650gs). Been spending lots of time looking what farkles to add on. I noticed from recent post that the new '08 has new...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2008, 08:34 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,002
Posted By fwannabe
How would the bag work when filling the tank?...

How would the bag work when filling the tank? would the back part flip up like most bags.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By fwannabe
Looks like on a practical basis not really worth...

Looks like on a practical basis not really worth it. I'm not sure I'm into paying $1000 for the cool factor or gadget gotta have it. So, it looks like a No and save the money for other valued...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2008, 08:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By fwannabe
$1000 CAD for ESA on '08 Worth it?

Guys, trying to make the final decision on whether to spend the $1000 CAD on ESA option for 08 I plan to order. In the grand scheme of things it's not that much more to spend on a $20,000 CAD bike...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By fwannabe
The dealers are not blameless - purchase cost is...

The dealers are not blameless - purchase cost is only 1 factor in the pricing decision. A retailer makes the final sale with the customer and I would contend that some (not all) are either bad...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By fwannabe
Thanks for the replies. Well, looks like I'm...

Thanks for the replies.

Well, looks like I'm goin' south to buy accessories. Too bad really. You wanna help by buying local but the economics don't make sense. How much margin does one need to...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,037
Posted By fwannabe
Canada pricing BMW accessories?

All, any idea where i can find canada pricing for bmw accessories?

I know there's a lot of US dealers with online info but I'm sure that the prices in Canada are not in line with the US prices....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 124,021
Posted By fwannabe
BMW Canada has the 2008 model line up on it's...

BMW Canada has the 2008 model line up on it's website. I was just there looking at the new 08 1200GS

www.bmw-motorrad.ca (http://www.bmw-motorrad.ca)
Forum: Canada 11-14-2007, 06:31 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,972
Posted By fwannabe
Canuck check out this thread for CAD prices - 800...

Canuck check out this thread for CAD prices - 800 GS $12,250CAD


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283312



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Forum: Canada 11-12-2007, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,071
Posted By fwannabe
Rumours on BMW dealer in Ottawa?

Well, I'm in the market for the new 08 GS1200. Time to move up from the 650GS. Now that MotorSportsworld is gone I guess I'll be looking to Toronto or Montreal for the purchase/order.

Has anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2007, 04:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By fwannabe
Thanks for the info. I'm looking to order an 08...

Thanks for the info. I'm looking to order an 08 by year end. Has anyone seen what the Canadian package pricing is like for options? From people who have ordered from US and Europe it appears that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2007, 06:35 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 124,021
Posted By fwannabe
Has anyone heard what the standard equipment and...

Has anyone heard what the standard equipment and packages will be for the GS in Canada? Usually the heated grips and hand protectors are included as standard. If BMW Canada have lowered the price I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 124,021
Posted By fwannabe
Order 08

I've been asking myself that same question. It's either Montreal (likely MotoIntl and closer for service if no one opens up here) or Toronto (not sure which dealer) Any ideas or comments?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 792
Views: 124,021
Posted By fwannabe
When to order 08

Guys, I'm looking to order an 08 GS. Given that the riding season only starts late april here when would you suggest I put the order in? I see from Herdirektor that an order now will get done in Feb....
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