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Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,692
Posted By phandrews
Thumb Givi Airflow

I'm with JustKip on this one. The Givi Airflow works extremely well for me at 6'3". Though it's adjustable I find myself using the sliding section in the lowest position, with negligible...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,975
Posted By phandrews
Thumb Great report

Great to know that the '07 is holding up so well. I feel like such a slacker with only 23k on mine. I bought it with 8,300 miles two years ago. It's been the best bike I've owned by far. It had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,841
Posted By phandrews
Cool2 Yeah I'd say that's going a bit far. I've given...

Yeah I'd say that's going a bit far. I've given the TKC80's some pretty rough treatment and I have a hard time picturing a sidewall failure. I say live on the edge...:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By phandrews
Bluhduh Not great. Dropped mine on the left side on a...

Not great. Dropped mine on the left side on a rocky trail and broke the rear mount. No amount of glue would fix the the thing (plastic) and the mounting bar had to be replaced$$. :huh
Also it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 907
Posted By phandrews
Thumb I've had mine installed on a '07 GS and they've...

I've had mine installed on a '07 GS and they've been great. They're easy to adjust, though I used the factory settings after installation and learned to adjust them for different conditions. Much...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By phandrews
Thumb Ditto on the satisfied users:clap

Ditto on the satisfied users:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 944
Posted By phandrews
Be very careful with that adjustor! If it gets...

Be very careful with that adjustor! If it gets over tightened against one of the stops it can break the internal mechanism. When I bought my 12GS it had been damaged this way and the reflector was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,048
Posted By phandrews
Ditto. I replaced the shocks with Wilbers a year...

Ditto. I replaced the shocks with Wilbers a year ago. They are far better on bumpy roads and fully adjustable. I have the remote reservoir and it has adjustments for high/low speed compression and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 775
Posted By phandrews
Thumb Colorado - Back roads Salida to Sedalia

For those of you in Colorado - here's the best ride I've had in awhile. Stunning scenery, very little traffic, great roads. Knobbies not necessary, but basic dirt skills will serve well. Here's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,204
Posted By phandrews
Try running some Techron through it before you...

Try running some Techron through it before you spend a lot of money troubleshooting. Could be that simple....:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By phandrews
I ran 38 in the rear and 32 in front on the...

I ran 38 in the rear and 32 in front on the pavement and aired down to 25/20 off road. Usage was roughly half off road, and this yielded 4000 miles from the rear tire. It would have still been OK...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 109,158
Posted By phandrews
Cool2 Motorcycle Superstore sells the 150/70/17 for...

Motorcycle Superstore sells the 150/70/17 for $116 including shipping. Compare this to the TKC-80 at $174. Sounds like a good deal to me if it's comparable. Think I'll give it a try. This store...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By phandrews
Laugh Doesn't start with the clutch pulled in. ...

Doesn't start with the clutch pulled in. However, I found great info on the PROPER forum for fixing the clutch switch. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By phandrews
Laugh Good info

Thanks for the replies! Exactly what I needed to troubleshoot this thing. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By phandrews
Question Won't start in gear...

y0!My '07 GS won't start unless the tranny's in neutral. I figure there must be a switch on the clutch linkage. Anybody know where to start looking? The sidestand operates the kill switch as...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By phandrews
Eh? Oops

Welll, yeah - sorry about that. But I'm looking at the clutch lever anyway:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By phandrews
Question Won't start in gear...

:y0!My '07 GS won't start unless the tranny's in neutral. I figure there must be a switch on the clutch linkage. Anybody know where to start looking? The sidestand operates the kill switch as...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By phandrews
I bought a '07 GS with ABS last July with BMW...

I bought a '07 GS with ABS last July with BMW aluminum cases and TT crashbars. It had 8000 miles and a new set of TKC-80's and I paid $11k. I think that was a fair price. The Zumo would add some...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,288
Posted By phandrews
I bought a '07 12GS last year with 8k miles on...

I bought a '07 12GS last year with 8k miles on it. After the 1000 mile trip to get it home I was a big fan. My inspiration to buy one was reading "Ghost Rider". My Goldwing just isn't suited to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Say, could you email my wife with that???:rofl

Say, could you email my wife with that???:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Fixed! Here's how...

As a last resort I hauled the housing over to BMW Denver. Brian worked on this with me for 1/2 hour and succeeded in mating the ball and socket.

To do this it's necessary to drill a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Cool2 Uncle!

OK, final comment. Managed to get some string under the white socket piece. Nothing appears to be broken. But there is no way that socket is going to bend upward. It's way too stiff. It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Well now I've had the thing on the bench awhile...

Well now I've had the thing on the bench awhile and figured out how it works, I think. The ball/socket is actually to the left of the adjusting screw. I had been thinking the ball was supposed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Cry And of course, I could always wear my infinitely...

And of course, I could always wear my infinitely adjustable headlamp on my helmet and save the money to pay for the occasional "missing equipment" traffic ticket:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 05:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Looking at the exploded view in the parts...

Looking at the exploded view in the parts catalog, there's no ball on the end of the screw. Hmm. Missing something. Where's that ball located??
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Well the thing is on my workbench now. I'm...

Well the thing is on my workbench now. I'm hearing that there's supposed to be a ball on the end of the adjusting screw, but there's not:bow. Am I SOL here? I think the ball you're talking about...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Great pic! Looks like the same darn thing I...

Great pic! Looks like the same darn thing I removed, which is an encouraging start!:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
And about that parking light

The reason I didn't fully remove the unit from the bike is I didn't want to damage the parking light. I gave a few tugs on the thing but it looks kind of fragile - little wires and a small rubber...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Hey thanks for the advice. Makes sense to me,...

Hey thanks for the advice. Makes sense to me, and if I can't fix it myself I've already done most of the work the shop would do.

About the first class tickey. Umm, let me get back to you on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
OK, well maybe that's the trick I'm looking for. ...

OK, well maybe that's the trick I'm looking for. Can you accomplish this without removing the unit?

I'm having a hard time picturing what the mechanism looks like, but I suppose once you get in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Yeah Stopwatch, but who ever reads the...

Yeah Stopwatch, but who ever reads the manual???:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Thanks Ed. I was afraid this might be the...

Thanks Ed. I was afraid this might be the answer. What a lousy design:dog
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,297
Posted By phandrews
Cool2 Headlight adjustor

I've never been able to get my headlight adjustor to have any effect. Screwed all the way both ways but nothing happens. So I figured I would remove the headlight assembly to inspect it, thinking...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By phandrews
Thanks!

Thanks for all the feedback, especially the link, Nick, and the pictures, Jim. I did get all the spacers correct and the crossbar is installed correctly. I stopped by my BMW dealer today to check...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By phandrews
Question Hepko Becker crashbar install problem

I bought a set of HB crashbars from A&S to install on my '07 GS. Before installation I removed a set of Touratechs that came on the bike. The HB's fit on the left side, but not on the right. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,609
Posted By phandrews
Wicked Call the Beemershop 831-438-1100. They are a...

Call the Beemershop 831-438-1100. They are a dealer for Wibers and very knowledgeable.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-11-2011, 05:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,662
Posted By phandrews
Wink Great route!

Your route looks well planned. Here's a suggestion. Start from Ft. Collins and take route 14 to Steamboat Springs. One of the most fun rides in the state...
:evil
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,662
Posted By phandrews
Well I hear that aliens are starting to snatch...

Well I hear that aliens are starting to snatch bikers off that road, which is why I'll stay clear...:eek1
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,662
Posted By phandrews
[QUOTE=eakins;14867635]:thumb best paved rd in...

[QUOTE=eakins;14867635]:thumb
best paved rd in the state!

i'd add:
134 - gore pass
133 - mcclure pass
12 - spanish peaks
harpers corner rd
debeque cutoff
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-06-2011, 05:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,662
Posted By phandrews
Independence is pretty but gets crowded sometimes...

Independence is pretty but gets crowded sometimes - something I like to avoid. Drove it at the height of color last fall and it was a parking lot.


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