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Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By lilmonkey
Got one...still makes a mess.

Got one...still makes a mess.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 647
Posted By lilmonkey
Sploosh! What does everyone use for oil collection>?

I've purchased oil collection pans...both suck for that initial splash down.

Looking for others use, or is this just something I should just put up with when 4 qts of hot oil shoot out the hole?!?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,308
Posted By lilmonkey
Not to derail the conversation, but can we...

Not to derail the conversation, but can we discuss that bustle back'd Rallye edition with the mag wheels for a min?

I'm not sure, but adding a turtle back to that thing will only increase...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,485
Posted By lilmonkey
what kind of bike is that? Overkill. Get...

what kind of bike is that?

Overkill. Get some clear 3m if you want to protect the paint.

...but if you like it...go for it.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By lilmonkey
Bottomed on my Tourances. Removed immediately....

Bottomed on my Tourances. Removed immediately. Been on the shelf ever since.

Contacted MotoArt and it was basically shrugged off. I like their head guards, but I'd probably look elsewhere in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By lilmonkey
Barkbusters. My only issue, is the...

Barkbusters.

My only issue, is the excessive "Barkbusters" logotype.
The flappy plastic is only good against brush. These are good to save your controls in a drop.

I had mine powder coated...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,214
Posted By lilmonkey
iOS ecosystem I keep my most critical...

iOS ecosystem

I keep my most critical documents in Local storage (Manuals, copy of my drivers license, insurance, registration):
iBooks

You can also use one of the cloud storage sites...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By lilmonkey
Bought a GT-Air this summer. My first Shoei. I...

Bought a GT-Air this summer. My first Shoei. I have always been an Arai guy...wanted to try the Shoei.

Love the venitlation. Great visability. Fits different than the Arai, that's not good or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,978
Posted By lilmonkey
I made it just fine...took a small container with...

I made it just fine...took a small container with oil and didn't need it.
Thanks for everyone's information & concern.

Cheers.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,029
Posted By lilmonkey
Get a Sena Bluetooth system. Amazing.

Get a Sena Bluetooth system. Amazing.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By lilmonkey
Ohlins or Wilbers ESA Replacement?

My 2012 Rallye needed a bit of a lower suspension when I purchased it, but it wasn't an option. Now, I'm thinking of replacing the stock ESA over the winter with either slightly shorter, Ohlins or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,652
Posted By lilmonkey
6500 is what my Tourances lasted...squared up...

6500 is what my Tourances lasted...squared up pretty good here in the flatlands. Could have got another 1000 miles out of them, but the sidewall vibration was getting to be too much.

Replaced...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,206
Posted By lilmonkey
8k on my 2012 Rallye edition. No issues here. I...

8k on my 2012 Rallye edition. No issues here. I love it, and respect it's mechanical, electrical and German. It's over-engineered to fail when you least expect it and it's going to cost you.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,381
Posted By lilmonkey
Last week, using Waze, it did show me what the...

Last week, using Waze, it did show me what the cause of the back up was north of Kankakee...car fire. I could also see that traffic was moving regular speed just past it. I knew a little patience...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,381
Posted By lilmonkey
Agree on the distraction. CB's anymore are...

Agree on the distraction.
CB's anymore are full of noise and mess, and grounding an antenna on a bike can be tricky and less than ideal.

If it's traffic you are after, consider simplifying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,163
Posted By lilmonkey
I'm pretty sure my 2012 Rallye doesn't have...

I'm pretty sure my 2012 Rallye doesn't have 148HP. Doesn't ride any different than the test models I rode from that year.

...he might be thinking the red frame makes him go faster...which, of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,978
Posted By lilmonkey
Cug...similar experience here. I knew I'd...

Cug...similar experience here.

I knew I'd get an earful once I posted. It was an honest question...and sometimes searches come up with everything or nothing.

My 2012 used a lot when new, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,978
Posted By lilmonkey
How much oil should I bring on a 1200 mike trip?

Taking a trip next week and want to know how much oil I should plan on using.

I know I have seen the consumption numbers somewhere, not sure where.

Thanks in advance!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By lilmonkey
You'll snap it off before it blows...

You'll snap it off before it blows...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,082
Posted By lilmonkey
2012 Rallye Edition. Just switched from the...

2012 Rallye Edition. Just switched from the Tourance EXP to the Anakee...

Took a 300 mile trip yesterday, the first full ride with them, here are my impressions:

1. Grip was very good on some...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By lilmonkey
Love that socket arrangement almost as much as...

Love that socket arrangement almost as much as your DVD.

Beaut!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By lilmonkey
My 2 And don't trust the Craftsman Evolv line...

My 2
And don't trust the Craftsman Evolv line of Torx...I've had them bugger up bolts and break if too much pressure is applied.

I've been eyeing a nice set of Proxxon tools......
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By lilmonkey
try here: ...

try here:
http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,122
Posted By lilmonkey
Yep. Me too. The tail light taking damage right...

Yep. Me too. The tail light taking damage right after I took it off signaled I did the wrong thing.

Oh well. Live and learn.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,122
Posted By lilmonkey
After having the fender off for a month...decided...

After having the fender off for a month...decided to put it back on. Way too much mess is being thrown up underneath. Including damage from something to my rear brake light housing.

Sigh.

It...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,374
Posted By lilmonkey
"No need to farkle"....that's funny.

"No need to farkle"....that's funny.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By lilmonkey
I couldn't order the 2012 Rallye in a lowered...

I couldn't order the 2012 Rallye in a lowered suspension, otherwise I would have (29"-30" inseam) . I did get a Sargent Lowered saddle...it helped, but it still requires a bit of a leap of faith from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,774
Posted By lilmonkey
Oh. One watch out...Plexus is very awesome, but I...

Oh. One watch out...Plexus is very awesome, but I used it on my Arai, only to have the adhesive "vents" come off. Arai rep asked me what I used to clean the helmet, when I said Plexus--he told me,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,774
Posted By lilmonkey
That Honda Spray Polish and Cleaner and the...

That Honda Spray Polish and Cleaner and the Original Brand Spray cleaner and polish are essentially the same. They are both fantastic. It's all I use to clean/polish the bike up. I keep a couple...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By lilmonkey
My XD3 is 5 years old and is fraying pretty...

My XD3 is 5 years old and is fraying pretty good...the lighter is great for a bit of "clean up"...but don't overcook it, those crispy edges make for a less than desirable experience.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 829
Posted By lilmonkey
Try Sugru: http://sugru.com/

Try Sugru:

http://sugru.com/
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 877
Posted By lilmonkey
Agree with the short thumb. Seems to be a RevIt...

Agree with the short thumb. Seems to be a RevIt thing. I bought another pair of shorty summer gloves. Wore them once and handed them to my friend, never wore them again.

Believe it or not, some...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,816
Posted By lilmonkey
Sidi Canyon. Not full blown Adventure boot,...

Sidi Canyon.

Not full blown Adventure boot, but good all-around protection.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,736
Posted By lilmonkey
I have one of the Admore lights. This is the...

I have one of the Admore lights. This is the second bike I have it on. Tucks nicely under the topcase and is very visible.

I ride with a guy that has the Skene lights and they are incredibly...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By lilmonkey
The little utility scraper I used was nylon or...

The little utility scraper I used was nylon or plastic. However, some soft wood would have made quicker work of it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By lilmonkey
Most forum search features blow. Try this: ...

Most forum search features blow.

Try this:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163900
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,034
Posted By lilmonkey
While everyone smarter than me is discussing...

While everyone smarter than me is discussing chemistry...

The Easy Off did little in the way of removal in this case.

No way I was using a razor or any other metals to get it off.

So, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,898
Posted By lilmonkey
They are Pazzo Levers. They are the powder coated...

They are Pazzo Levers. They are the powder coated red, not the anodized. They weren't cheap, but they are amazing. I bought the short ones, they match my two finger control style.

The Barkbusters...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,398
Posted By lilmonkey
I'm at 6k on my Tourances and they are they are...

I'm at 6k on my Tourances and they are they are pretty done. There's a sweet "buzz" in the tire when I ride the "point" now. I'm in Chicago, so hills and curves aren't really a thing here.

Need...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,898
Posted By lilmonkey
Throwing Capt. American into the ring. Too many...

Throwing Capt. American into the ring.
Too many farkles to list...

http://monkeyskin.com/junk/BMW/R1200GS/BMW_5_2014/BMW_2012R1200GS_Rallye_5_2014_01.jpg...
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