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Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,524
Posted By jdub
You can read about my '07 GSA experience over...

You can read about my '07 GSA experience over 145k miles here (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=802346) if you care to. One sample, but I consider it to have been very reliable. Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By jdub
Very slightly. Doing the math, a front...

Very slightly.

Doing the math, a front 110/80 aspect ratio = 88mm height while a 120/70 = 84mm so 4mm taller. For the rear, 150/70 = 105mm and 170/60 = 102mm so 3mm taller.

Numerous threads...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,923
Posted By jdub
Keeping the bike on the centerstand in the garage...

Keeping the bike on the centerstand in the garage allows me enough room to get past it to my car and to open the car door. On the side stand, the bike leans enough to make that a very tight fit.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 3,923
Posted By jdub
This thread contains some of the most amusing...

This thread contains some of the most amusing posts I've read in a long time, especially those saying that any BMW's centerstand is only, ever, no exceptions to be used when refueing and for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By jdub
Just like my '07 GSA was equipped, I was quite...

Just like my '07 GSA was equipped, I was quite sure that the GSWs/GSAWs have a photocell that controls the instrument cluster brightness. I see this when entering a tunnel - dark instruments that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 394
Posted By jdub
+1, same with BMW clutch cables on those bikes...

+1, same with BMW clutch cables on those bikes without hydraulic clutches.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By jdub
I'm still trying to figure out what exactly is...

I'm still trying to figure out what exactly is being asked here.....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By jdub
Great summary, a couple of demo rides made a...

Great summary, a couple of demo rides made a believer of me too resulting in two other bikes sold and a GSW in my garage.

Concerning the Nav V, have you tried just pivoting the mount upward a bit?...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By jdub
Already a thread going here on this subject:...

Already a thread going here on this subject: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=986062

I find this subject intriguing, as with 9,200 miles on my GSW I have yet to feel any objectionable...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By jdub
The statement in the manual may stem from BMW...

The statement in the manual may stem from BMW being ultra-conservative when remembering the R1100RSL models, which had fairing lowers very close to the exhaust header pipes. There were reports of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 909
Posted By jdub
I think it has to be water temp. At a long...

I think it has to be water temp. At a long traffic light, the indicated "ENG TEMP" will climb to 212 F, the fan at the water radiator kicks on, the temp quickly falls to 202 F or so, the fan kicks...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-18-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5,013
Views: 495,452
Posted By jdub
From York, PA:...

From York, PA: http://york.craigslist.org/mcy/4846173710.html

Title: 30 DIRTBIKES AND ATV'S FROM THE 70'S AND 80'S (YORK SPRINGS)

Lots here, pics not too great.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 325
Posted By jdub
Check with Beemer Boneyard...

Check with Beemer Boneyard (http://www.beemerboneyard.com/) for used part requirements, as well as filters, etc. These guys are great to deal with and offer free shipping to inmates (check the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,988
Views: 1,019,782
Posted By jdub
I was pleased to find out that the handlebar...

I was pleased to find out that the handlebar quick adjust levers I had on my '07 GSA also worked perfectly on my '14 GSW, so I installed them.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 609
Posted By jdub
My wife and I both tried various seats on my '07...

My wife and I both tried various seats on my '07 GSA, including Sargent, Corbin, Kahedo and some custom made ones. Her favorite ended up being the passenger seat from a standard GS (thicker foam than...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,520
Posted By jdub
In answer to the title question of this thread,...

In answer to the title question of this thread, for me the answer is nope.

Over 145k miles on my beloved '07 GSA that I planned on riding to at least 200k miles, but I sold it in August for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,261
Posted By jdub
You have the best valve cover protectors there...

You have the best valve cover protectors there with your MachineArtMoto items. They were the replacements on my '07 GSA after the OEM aluminum items deformed badly after numerous hits and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,819
Posted By jdub
+1. I originally planned on using my Zumo...

+1.

I originally planned on using my Zumo 550 on my GSW, but it came with the GPS prep package and I got a new Nav V for $700 when I bought the bike (list is $799). Sold the Zumo & mounts on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5,988
Views: 1,019,782
Posted By jdub
Got the Altrider crash bars installed. Bring on...

Got the Altrider crash bars installed. Bring on those protruding roots! :lol3

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/jweicht/SAM_1490_zps640347ed.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,786
Posted By jdub
Indeed, different definitions by country for the...

Indeed, different definitions by country for the same skill sets.

For instance, in Canada a trained, experienced and licensed/certificated by Transport Canada aircraft mechanic/technician is...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 01-11-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 746
Posted By jdub
Is the name of this store in here somewhere? Is...

Is the name of this store in here somewhere? Is it a dealership?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5,988
Views: 1,019,782
Posted By jdub
+1. My previous experience with a pointy rock...

+1. My previous experience with a pointy rock impact on my '07 GSA's OEM aluminum valve cover protector in spite of the GSA's crash bars showed me the value of protecting the cover off-road. Can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 923
Posted By jdub
American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)...

American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) membership comes with free Roadside Assistance (towing, etc.) for motorcycles, cars, motorhomes and trailers. While membership just makes sense for working...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By jdub
I don't have it handy, but I thought I read...

I don't have it handy, but I thought I read something in my 2014's owner's manual advising to change ESA preload before the passenger mounted up in cold weather. Since yours isn't working even when...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,786
Posted By jdub
FWIW, the u-joints installed by Bruno on my '07...

FWIW, the u-joints installed by Bruno on my '07 GSA's driveshaft didn't look like these. Bruno's u-joints had the zerk fitting in line with the driveshaft axis as shown below, not angled like what's...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,070
Posted By jdub
+1. After having two of these bearings fail...

+1.

After having two of these bearings fail on two different Boxers, I started repacking this bearing with grease every 30k miles or so and never had another problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 62,478
Posted By jdub
Doesn't BMW recommend 37 psi or so in the front...

Doesn't BMW recommend 37 psi or so in the front tire on that bike? Maybe play around with the pressure a bit and see what happens.
Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By jdub
You can very safely expand your concept of "high...

You can very safely expand your concept of "high miles" on these bikes, which will give you more options and more buying power. My '07 GS Adventure had over 145k miles when I sold it, and it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By jdub
OP - This info is in the owner's manual (pp. 14 &...

OP - This info is in the owner's manual (pp. 14 & 98 in my 2014's manual). Sounds like you didn't get an owner's manual with your bike? So much good info in there (especially regarding all the ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,266
Posted By jdub
I recently helped a friend do his first 36k mile...

I recently helped a friend do his first 36k mile service on his '08 GS, including checking valve clearances. He pulled out a new set of valve cover gaskets to install, and I told him we didn't need...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,543
Posted By jdub
+1 I recently did the first tire change on...

+1

I recently did the first tire change on my GSW, the first time I've ever owned a bike with TPMS or did a tire change on any wheels with these sensors installed and I really wasn't sure what to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 310,918
Posted By jdub
I just checked out the "Off Road" mode again so I...

I just checked out the "Off Road" mode again so I wasn't going off of memory as to what that does.

In "Off Road" mode, when I select a saved Favorite and push the GO button, the GPS merely draws a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By jdub
Just checked mine in the garage, and for the...

Just checked mine in the garage, and for the engine oil drain plug it is indeed a 10mm Allen on my 2014 GS.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,496
Posted By jdub
Impressive wear for a full knobby, and how does...

Impressive wear for a full knobby, and how does that compare with your mileage on all other tires you've used on your GSA?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 310,918
Posted By jdub
Thanks, according to what I read on those links...

Thanks, according to what I read on those links I'm not the only one who's seen differences in GPS programming algorithms. Seems also that a user is stuck with whatever the programmer decided upon,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 310,918
Posted By jdub
Emoto - I don't have a car mount for the unit,...

Emoto - I don't have a car mount for the unit, and after just now perusing the Nav V's various menus I can't find any option to switch from motorcycle to automotive mode. In fact, I have no idea what...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,988
Views: 1,019,782
Posted By jdub
Managed to hit a big protruding root with the...

Managed to hit a big protruding root with the right valve cover, causing a slight misalignment and a resultant oil leak past the gasket.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By jdub
I'm also 5'8", but with a 32" inseam I have a...

I'm also 5'8", but with a 32" inseam I have a short torso. The OEM windshield is also excellent for me for both noise and buffeting (but I still wear earplugs to save what little hearing I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 310,918
Posted By jdub
Nope, that's why I had put this clarification in...

Nope, that's why I had put this clarification in my post: "NOTE: The situation I'm describing is with no avoidances selected."

The situation I was describing isn't when I'm setting up waypoints...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 310,918
Posted By jdub
Did a search, but didn't see this addressed. ...

Did a search, but didn't see this addressed.

Is it just my Nav V, or has anyone else noticed that the programmers at Garmin don't know that the shortest distance between two points is a straight...
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