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Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 822
Posted By Briggy
+1 for the Park n Move. Really well built...

+1 for the Park n Move.

Really well built and makes moving a bike around in tight quarters a breeze. I own 2 and one had a problem with the wheel material (defective lot). The mfgr couriered up...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-24-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,605
Posted By Briggy
A flat seat (like sergeant) plus an Airhawk...

A flat seat (like sergeant) plus an Airhawk cushion with only a bit of air in it. Most dealers will let you return it if you don't like it, but you will.

Ahhh......
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,313
Posted By Briggy
I like my Sargent seats (I have 2 1200s with...

I like my Sargent seats (I have 2 1200s with them) but found that where my legs rested on the edge of the seat felt just a wee bit pinched after a few hours, but an Airhawk cushion took care of that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,639
Posted By Briggy
Had my '05 since new and have done a reasonable...

Had my '05 since new and have done a reasonable amount of dirt riding including the Baja with over 87,000kms (50,000+ miles) on it. Only problem ever was a brake system warning after the bike was on...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-06-2012, 02:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,547
Posted By Briggy
Eek Geez, I'm a tree hugger and yet love riding off...

Geez, I'm a tree hugger and yet love riding off road with my 1200 and 800GS.

What's with the anti-tree hugger attitude?
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2012, 02:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,738
Posted By Briggy
Laugh Yes, the Rawhyde training will definitely help,...

Yes, the Rawhyde training will definitely help, particularly if followed by one of Jim's off road tours. Some things like sand as others have mentioned here, is a real bitch at first, but once you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,792
Posted By Briggy
Yes, the weight when you have to pick it up or...

Yes, the weight when you have to pick it up or get it unstuck is definitely a drawback, but after owning an 800GS, which has better suspension and is more nimble offload, I have returned to the 12GS....
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,875
Posted By Briggy
UShip

I shipped an 800GS from Florida to Vegas in the spring and stumbled across uShip.com which sort of works for shipping like eBay does for selling stuff, except that the freight people bid for your...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,088
Posted By Briggy
Names

ClearWater names their lights after their staff.

Hope they don't have a "Joe" working there.

I just installed a set of Glendas. Nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,592
Posted By Briggy
2 Tricks

I agree with the suggestion of digging holes for the front and back tires to fit into. Better leverage is needed most at the start of the lift. Similar to this: don't try to lift the bike uphill....
Forum: Americas 11-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Briggy
White Rim Trail

A great ride for 400 or 12GS is the White Rim trail which starts just outside of Moab. Fantastic thousand foot drops to the meandering Colorado River below.
Forum: Americas 11-04-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By Briggy
Ferries run every day

Ferries run every day between La Pas on the Baja and Los Mochis on the mainland. About 5 - 6 hours as I recall.

It's a big boat with cafeteria, etc.

The Baja is just great (be sure to stop at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,673
Posted By Briggy
You're on the right path

I spent about $500 on a seat rebuild where I was allowed to experiment with layers and cuts of different density foam in layers. I make 3 sets of changes (pushing the guy's patience in the process)....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2007, 07:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,591
Posted By Briggy
Yup, noise

I get noise too, and when you're coming to a stop, you can even feel the vibration as the last 10 knobs or so hit the road. You'll also notice that on the highway they weave a tiny bit and grooved...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 617,650
Posted By Briggy
2 weeks without a windshield = no fun

A buddy and I just got back from a 2 week ride. Two days into it, I fell on big river rocks and shattered my Cee Bailey (6" taller, 4" wider).

Wow... is riding without any windshield ever wearing!...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By Briggy
An interesting rear brake tidbit

I agree with all these posts, but can add something. My buddy badly damaged his rear brake lever on a rock, and all servo-assist ceased (along with rear brake of course).

The dealer we finally got...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 651
Posted By Briggy
San Diego

Hey, thanks for the offer of touring San Diego county. Unfortunately, one of us (me) arrives Thursday afternoon, but is then off immediately to meet the BMW and Rawhyde Adventures group up at Borrego...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2006, 04:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By Briggy
Thumb 32,000 kms

I've done 32,000 kms on my 2005 and only had the ABS activate once... I would have dropped the bike in front of a car if it hadn't been for the ABS intervention..

I did have one problem: an ABS...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,479
Posted By Briggy
ER6i

Either go ER6i or equivalent, but don't buy anything that doesn't block outside noise, or you're just trying to override decibels with more decibels.

Ever heard of noise fatigue? Ask any pilot...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By Briggy
Sahara Boots

I bought a pair of the BMW Sahara boots on the advice of another GS rider. They were on "special" at about half price and he said BUY "EM!

I did and have been very happy since, They are completely...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2006, 10:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,846
Posted By Briggy
6 Times lucky

Hah! I've got you all beat... 6 slow speed drops in 2 years. Am I maybe a bit of a bone head? Possibly. A bit of a risk taker? Possibly. An off road rider sometimes? YES!

In any case, I got smart...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-16-2006, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Briggy
Ok, some causes found and errors fixed

I think I have found some of the problem. The maps stored in the GPS can aparrently by all V6, all V7 or a mixture of both, which seemed like an invitation for problems due to map conflicts. When I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-15-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By Briggy
City Select N. America V7 bugs?

My trusty Garmin 276C has seldom given me a bum steer. Until now, that is. I recently upgraded my map info from City Select N. America V6 to V7, and now my GPS is f*%ked up.

Last weekend, on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,039
Posted By Briggy
Yes, there are systems

I recently had a friend describe a system for beating tickets that he says has worked 18 out ot 21 times for him! Search the net for "system for beating speeding tickets" and you'll get many hits,...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,202
Posted By Briggy
Loved it. What kind of a camera did you use,...

Loved it.

What kind of a camera did you use, and how did you mount it to your helmut?
Forum: Canada 12-16-2005, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 269,854
Posted By Briggy
I agree with the questionning of your sanity......

I agree with the questionning of your sanity... yes it hasn't been done before, but why would anyone want to?

If you must, get Gerbing or equivalent heated gear, covering as much of your body as...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,094
Posted By Briggy
Talking Stock seat, but modified

I spent $600 CDN on a modified seat, and then hated it. So, the night before leaving for Mexico, I used foam from the modified seat to modify the stock seat. I added a rise with fairly hard foam...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2005, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 678
Posted By Briggy
I feel that unless you need the power for...

I feel that unless you need the power for acceleration, etc., 3,000 - 4,000 is all that's necessary, and the engine is very smooth in this range. Mine feels a bit like it is lugging below 3,000, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2005, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,264
Posted By Briggy
Thumb $600 Wasted... but a solutrion was had.

I wasted $600 on a custom seat mod and for the 12GS and learned:

-Any not-stretchy seat cover takes away most all benefits of the foam padding. Leather sucks for "give".
-Aftermarket foam...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By Briggy
Opinions on Cee Bailey seat for the 12GS?

I hear enough complaints about the Meyer & Corbin seats that I'm most inclined at this point to try a Cee Bailey seat rebuild.

For me, the stock 12GS seat is a bit stiff, but mostly the downhill...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Briggy
Knobbies

TKC80s is! Thanks guys.


Now, just to stay outta those cacti...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2005, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By Briggy
Best knobbies for 12GS?

Howdy to all!

I'm headed for about 2,500 miles of mostly off road stuff in the Baja with my 12GS. I'm going to arrange a tire switch in San Diego to full knobbies, but don't have any experience...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2005, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,115
Posted By Briggy
Talking Oh come on now!

If you want to have to make a choice of the type of ride for every ride and the associated best bike for it, knock yourself out (and send me pictures of the tractor trailer you'll use to haul 'em all...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2005, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,011
Posted By Briggy
Just got one

I've only ridden one weekend with my 276C on the new RAM mount and love 'em both. The neat thing about the RAM is that you can move the GPS around, so as to get over your tank bag but still see over...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2005, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By Briggy
What weight?

I ordered the TT, was told of a LONG wait, then ordered the Motech instead which are now also backordered 3-4 weeks. I liked the Motech bars better where they actually ran alongside the cyl heads,...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,978
Posted By Briggy
12GS tank bag... does anything fit??

I was ready to buy an Oxford expandible tank bag on the weekend, but then the damn semi-rigid bottom wouldn't fit at all well over the hump of the tank. Sorta balanced like something flat resting on...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2005, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By Briggy
I just tried putting a rolled towel under the...

I just tried putting a rolled towel under the forward edge of my butt cheeks (as best as I can describe it) and that also helped amazingly. I think maybe the forward tilt of the seat is actually most...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2005, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By Briggy
Spragthorpe, Do you mean that you actually moved...

Spragthorpe, Do you mean that you actually moved the bars away from you?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2005, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,185
Posted By Briggy
Question GS Hand fatigue... bars or pegs?

Like others, one of my only complaints about the new 12GS is that my hands get tired & sore. I've seen other posts about moving the bars towards the rider and higher, but it ocurred to me that the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2005, 11:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,087
Posted By Briggy
-28C with windchill... brisk!

Having gotten a new 12GS in late October has prompted some sick inclinations. Like the sunny, but coolish day I decided that I would either a) go out for a ride, however brief, or b) explode.
...
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