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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,710
Posted By jdub
+1. On my '07 GSA, I only fitted the pillion...

+1.

On my '07 GSA, I only fitted the pillion seat those few times I rode with a passenger. For my uses, the bike was much more practical instead using the flat space provided when the seat was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By jdub
Thanks, taken while out exploring Michaux State...

Thanks, taken while out exploring Michaux State Forest last weekend. A good day to have knobbies, and a fun ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 983
Posted By jdub
I installed one of these...

I installed one of these (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3493/PN-045-5813/Storage-Bag-for-Under-Rear-Luggage-Rack-BMW-R1200GS-2013-on-Water-Cooled) from Touratech in that space, works well for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By jdub
I owned an R1100S, and the tank (hidden under all...

I owned an R1100S, and the tank (hidden under all of the plastic) was definitely aluminum. These folks agree:

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/16112328059.html
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By jdub
No coating on the R1100S because it has an...

No coating on the R1100S because it has an aluminum fuel tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By jdub
Pretty sure Sikorsky invented and started using...

Pretty sure Sikorsky invented and started using BIMs in the '60s on S61s/H3s. Not aware of any other helicopter manufacturer who uses them though, so I don't think Kaman put them on any SH-2s.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,367
Posted By jdub
Exactly what Sikorsky does with their BIM (Blade...

Exactly what Sikorsky does with their BIM (Blade Inspection Method) system on helicopter main rotor blades. Pressurize the titanium blade spar with nitrogen, and if/when a crack develops the BIM...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By jdub
After reading numerous threads here on this...

After reading numerous threads here on this subject (nothing negative), I installed a used 110/80-19 TKC80 I had in the garage (left over from my '07 GSA) along with a new 150/70-17 TKC80 rear on my...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,709
Posted By jdub
And how does that mileage compare with other...

And how does that mileage compare with other knobbies you've tried?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6,496
Views: 1,144,751
Posted By jdub
Yep! :clap

Yep! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6,496
Views: 1,144,751
Posted By jdub
Sure did, went with a new 150 rear since I had a...

Sure did, went with a new 150 rear since I had a used 110/80-19 TKC80 front hanging around the garage.

The knobbies came in handy today playing in the snow and mud.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-15-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,670
Views: 225,709
Posted By jdub
I figured there'd still be some snow along with...

I figured there'd still be some snow along with the mud in Michaux, and I was right.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y18/jweicht/IMG00525-20150315-1423_zpse75bnvp6.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 6,496
Views: 1,144,751
Posted By jdub
Finally got the Altrider crash bars installed...

Finally got the Altrider crash bars installed (actually last weekend before the snow started melting). Now the valve covers no longer have to fear protruding tree roots...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,783
Posted By jdub
There was some mess from the oil drain plug, but...

There was some mess from the oil drain plug, but it wasn't too bad to clean up and I think the cleaning was a lot less effort than pulling the skid plate would be. Now that I know what to expect,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,783
Posted By jdub
I've only done one oil change so far with my...

I've only done one oil change so far with my Altrider skid plate in place, and there was no reason to remove it. The bottom hole gives good access to the oil drain plug, and with the oil filter now...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By jdub
The LEDs on my bike were also aimed low from the...

The LEDs on my bike were also aimed low from the factory, very evident on my first night ride and I immediately adjusted them up where they needed to be.

Obviously I'm in the minority here on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 954
Posted By jdub
My GSW has the LED headlight, and I ride a lot in...

My GSW has the LED headlight, and I ride a lot in early morning darkness. I believe the HID high and low beams (4300 bulbs) I used on my '07 GSA were a bit superior to the LED. While the LED has an...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,331
Posted By jdub
From looking at the CyMark website, it appears to...

From looking at the CyMark website, it appears to me his product adds support for the shield once you've adjusted it with the OEM adjuster knob. It supplements but doesn't replace or do the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By jdub
+1 After failure of this bearing on two...

+1

After failure of this bearing on two different Oilheads, one at 30k miles and the other at about 40k miles, I started lubing the bearing every 30k miles and stopped sitting at idle for extended...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By jdub
Didn't realize that was the case with the OEM...

Didn't realize that was the case with the OEM bash plate. Mine already had the Altrider bash plate installed when I bought it, and that one has a hole cut in it to access the drain plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,496
Views: 1,144,751
Posted By jdub
I'm betting there aren't many vehicles running...

I'm betting there aren't many vehicles running around S. Korea with USMC stickers on them, at least not since 1953 or so? :D

Semper Fi
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By jdub
OP - Personally, I think the oil filter placement...

OP - Personally, I think the oil filter placement on these bikes is an improvement, as you no longer have to remove the skid plate to change it. Put the bike on the sidestand, fit a piece of aluminum...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,045
Posted By jdub
I've used an Explorer Lite on my GSW, no...

I've used an Explorer Lite on my GSW, no interference between the bars and the bag at full lock.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By jdub
My '07 GSA's rear disc was just under minimum...

My '07 GSA's rear disc was just under minimum thickness during an annual state inspection at 75k miles. I found both original front discs just under min thickness at 115k miles. I installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 337,604
Posted By jdub
^ This is what I got too.

^ This is what I got too.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2,501
Views: 337,604
Posted By jdub
Here the link I was given when I asked that same...

Here the link I was given when I asked that same question here a couple of months ago, and it works. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By jdub
Yep, I have that SW Motech plate on my bike also....

Yep, I have that SW Motech plate on my bike also. Attaches/removes just like the pillion seat. Nicely made and slick to use.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,091
Posted By jdub
+1. The GSW/GSAW wet clutch for off-road was...

+1.

The GSW/GSAW wet clutch for off-road was the biggest thing leading me to sell my beloved 145k mile '07 GSA for a GSW, and I've never looked back. Going back and forth between the wet clutch on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-15-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 9,838
Posted By jdub
In

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,680
Posted By jdub
Yes. Unlike R11x0s, the Hexhead alternators are...

Yes. Unlike R11x0s, the Hexhead alternators are solidly mounted with no belt tensioner to loosen.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,801
Posted By jdub
It's been several months since I sold my '07 GSA,...

It's been several months since I sold my '07 GSA, but going off memory I thought the Hexhead FD fill plug is a Torx and not an Allen head. Something to look at, and good luck with removal.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By jdub
Not the ABS light, but you'll get "LAMPR"...

Not the ABS light, but you'll get "LAMPR" displayed and the remaining brake/tail light bulb filament will do double duty as you mentioned. A great safety feature (happened a couple of times on my '07...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By jdub
Didn't see it mentioned yet, but also worth...

Didn't see it mentioned yet, but also worth posting a "Want To Buy" ad on the Advrider Flea Market for what you need. Someone might have the parts sitting on a shelf gathering dust and hadn't thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,421
Posted By jdub
$210.54 per year through Allstate for full...

$210.54 per year through Allstate for full coverage on my '14 GSW, including discounts for having my house and cars with them too. Actually $189.49 if I pay the bill in full.

Every time I call my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 976
Posted By jdub
I fitted a Stebel mini-compressor horn to my '07...

I fitted a Stebel mini-compressor horn to my '07 GSA, and ran it that way for 130k miles until I sold the bike. Like discussed above, I removed the OEM horn, used its power wire on the trigger side...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,764
Posted By jdub
What year bike do you have, and how many miles? ...

What year bike do you have, and how many miles?

My early build '07 GSA had no service indicator, something I loved because I know how to track service intervals all on my own. My '14 GSW first...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,359
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, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
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, 11:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,616
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,616
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...
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