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Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,822
Posted By atwoodtja
FWIW, I'd like to see a comparison of the base...

FWIW, I'd like to see a comparison of the base model GSW (no esa, ride modes, etc) to the ST. Very certain the ST would still lose.

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Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,822
Posted By atwoodtja
It's disappointing that they were able to smoke...

It's disappointing that they were able to smoke the BMW clutch. I don't do much real off-road riding on mine, so it's unlikely to happen to me, but the new clutch seems a bit fragile (and expensive)....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By atwoodtja
It's easy to do, actually. The plunger is...

It's easy to do, actually. The plunger is threaded, and there is a locking bolt that holds it in place. Both are small allens, 2 or 3 mm. If you look up at the clutch lever from underneath you will...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 510,258
Posted By atwoodtja
43 to 44 mpg. If your bud is getting 35, there is...

43 to 44 mpg. If your bud is getting 35, there is something wrong with his gsw.

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Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,822
Posted By atwoodtja
Unfortunately that's your main problem. The rest...

Unfortunately that's your main problem. The rest of us on this forum are all sponsored riders. We don't actually pay for our bikes, and BMW always sends a chase truck after us when we ride, so no...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By atwoodtja
Unless you ride at night a lot, probably gsap is...

Unless you ride at night a lot, probably gsap is a better bang for your buck. Otoh, if this is a once in a blue moon purchase (like mine was), might as well get it with as many options as you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By atwoodtja
Problem with aux leds is they don't have a...

Problem with aux leds is they don't have a cutoff, so you can't really run them as bright in traffic without blinding oncoming traffic.

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By atwoodtja
Any ram ball clamp will work as a plug cap puller...

Any ram ball clamp will work as a plug cap puller in a pinch.

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By atwoodtja
Yep, its nice and thin compared to trying to get...

Yep, its nice and thin compared to trying to get a typical 16mm in there as found on most bikes.

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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-27-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,220
Posted By atwoodtja
To some degree, yes, good suspension will soak up...

To some degree, yes, good suspension will soak up a lot and still be stable at higher speeds. However, when you're riding roads that switch from good pavement to a bunch of potholes and frost heaves...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,094
Posted By atwoodtja
"The weeping of coolant is due specifically to...

"The weeping of coolant is due specifically to one O-ring, not all 4 of them. So I would not call it a failure! Probably a bad assembly issue but thats about it."


I'd love to see more details...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,740
Posted By atwoodtja
I would probably be inclined to drill my bars and...

I would probably be inclined to drill my bars and ride mine around for a few weeks with the controls in the new, narrower location. Hopefully that would confirm that there are no comfort issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 434,443
Posted By atwoodtja
Or maybe BMW just won't cover a warranty claim...

Or maybe BMW just won't cover a warranty claim for someone who insisted on putting a steering damper on a bike instead of simply replacing the front tire first? The Next is known for the deceleration...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By atwoodtja
According to the service manual, there are no...

According to the service manual, there are no additional bleeders on the abs module for the GSw. You may need to dismount the rear master cylinder and move it upwards to get air bubbles in the line...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,330
Posted By atwoodtja
There may be valid technical areas to be wary of...

There may be valid technical areas to be wary of in the LC, but the valves are not one of them. Even though its uses shims rather than screw-locknut adjusters, the adjustment is not difficult because...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-18-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27,400
Views: 5,389,511
Posted By atwoodtja
Fwiw, BMW has that in Enduro Pro mode. Not sure...

Fwiw, BMW has that in Enduro Pro mode. Not sure if ktm does too.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,104
Posted By atwoodtja
A real GSA should be rhinocoated from stem to...

A real GSA should be rhinocoated from stem to stern :)

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Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,768
Posted By atwoodtja
Handlebar muffs and heated grips work pretty well...

Handlebar muffs and heated grips work pretty well too, if you don't want to fiddle with wiring running down your sleeves and don't want to spend a lot for a few days' comfort per year:
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,327
Views: 240,020
Posted By atwoodtja
Yes, that works fine on the GSw. You just remove...

Yes, that works fine on the GSw. You just remove the center panel and loosen the two screws on the side panels up by the airfilter cover, then you can slide the cover out. Takes about 10 minutes....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,112
Posted By atwoodtja
Actually the Orange Crushers separated the...

Actually the Orange Crushers separated the 1190/1290 from the old forum recently, even though there is an order of magnitude (or two) fewer 1190's out there than wasserboxers. IMHO it seems like its...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 19,234
Posted By atwoodtja
its nice to have a target temp to shoot for in...

its nice to have a target temp to shoot for in measurements, and that at least some of them are really hot. I doubt mine are anywhere near 150F. Should be enough information for a warranty claim,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,880
Posted By atwoodtja
There is a thread on ukgser about Hilltop tune...

There is a thread on ukgser about Hilltop tune with full exhaust where they claim an additional 20+ hp and more torque can be found, if that interests anyone. Outside of UK you would need to find a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,986
Posted By atwoodtja
If you had a wobble, you had a bad tire. There...

If you had a wobble, you had a bad tire. There are thousands of us who had no issues with the Contis. Mine stuck like glue, wet or dry, and handled fine. I have tried the Anakee 3 and TNext as well,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,978
Posted By atwoodtja
I'd wait and see whether the 12 RS or R model...

I'd wait and see whether the 12 RS or R model floats your boat. Those are closer to all arounders if the GS is not to your liking.

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Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,338
Posted By atwoodtja
Just as most GS owners don't ride hard enough off...

Just as most GS owners don't ride hard enough off road to need spokes, most riders won't be able to tell the difference in handling when running spokes on the street. Just get whatever you think...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,265
Posted By atwoodtja
If you're renting from dubbelju, ask for the...

If you're renting from dubbelju, ask for the white one. It ran perfectly back in September when I had it.

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Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,175
Posted By atwoodtja
Some folks want the quick shifter and/or the...

Some folks want the quick shifter and/or the black engine and frame instead of the silver.

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Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,526
Posted By atwoodtja
The ESA option is much cheaper than a pair of...

The ESA option is much cheaper than a pair of aftermarket shocks, and I'd guess you could sell them for quite a bit more than the option costs as well, if you're going aftermarket right away. Given...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,863
Posted By atwoodtja
TPMS is an awesome safety and convenience...

TPMS is an awesome safety and convenience feature, unless you regularly air down your tires for off road. The sensors are easy to avoid when changing the tires.

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Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,526
Posted By atwoodtja
Problem with comparing aux lights with the OEM...

Problem with comparing aux lights with the OEM LED is that aux lights do not have a vertical cutoff like the OEM headlight, so you can't run them at anywhere near the same lumens in traffic without...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,855
Posted By atwoodtja
You won't, but only as long as you don't try it...

You won't, but only as long as you don't try it much on other GSWs. Sorry to say, dynamic is my favorite, default mode unless I'm in heavy traffic (Road is slightly smoother off-idle) or the road is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 19,234
Posted By atwoodtja
This topic is pretty much an annual occurrence...

This topic is pretty much an annual occurrence for the watercooled GS. Whether the grips are hot enough is too subjective. Unless you can get your dealer to whip out a pyrometer and compare your...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 546
Views: 83,276
Posted By atwoodtja
Kind of sucks that the non-esa forks are not...

Kind of sucks that the non-esa forks are not adjustable, considering the prices BMW charges.
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,844
Posted By atwoodtja
I loved my '04 Ducati Multistrada 1000, but it...

I loved my '04 Ducati Multistrada 1000, but it was never all that reliable. Sure, it never stranded me in 50k miles, but: the front cylinder liner flaked off and needed replacement, the valve guides...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By atwoodtja
Did they say whether they adjusted any valves or...

Did they say whether they adjusted any valves or changed the timing at all?
Not sure the bike would even run if they put a cam back on advanced or retarded one tooth.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-08-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,279
Posted By atwoodtja
If the dl650 is your first bike, you may want to...

If the dl650 is your first bike, you may want to get something a little lighter as your 2nd rather than jumping up close to 600 lbs. That can be a lot of weight to handle at low speeds or in dirt....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,977
Posted By atwoodtja
Have you tried adjusting the plunger for the...

Have you tried adjusting the plunger for the clutch master cylinder to bring the engagement point closer to the bar? That will give you more adjustment for the lever adjuster. The OEM position has...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 434,443
Posted By atwoodtja
Assuming the techs are doing the basics like...

Assuming the techs are doing the basics like check/polish the gasket surfaces on the motor before sliding the new orings in. Maybe one of the holes is out of round?

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Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,977
Posted By atwoodtja
Every 12k miles. So far very few have needed...

Every 12k miles. So far very few have needed adjustment after initial 12k.


Takes 2 to 3 hrs to do the valve check when taking your time. If adjust is needed, probably another hour or two per...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,021
Posted By atwoodtja
So I'm assuming the Pachaug Big Bikes video was...

So I'm assuming the Pachaug Big Bikes video was taken from your GSA? If so, you're quite a bit braver and more skilled than I am offroad :) The trail in several places was a bit beyond the limits of...
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