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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 259
Posted By flatland964
I lowered an 1150gs with shortened Yacugar shocks...

I lowered an 1150gs with shortened Yacugar shocks from Beemershop. Made all the difference in the world to me, without losing any meaningful (for me) ground or cornering clearance. even two up and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,331
Posted By flatland964
Absolutely right! Never mind a simple cut off,...

Absolutely right! Never mind a simple cut off, when on the new "throttle by wire" bikes every twist of the grip is merely a suggestion to the all-knowing, all-wise computer as to what you think you...
Forum: Hacks 12-03-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 931
Posted By flatland964
I hope this is not a thread hijack since I am...

I hope this is not a thread hijack since I am staying on theme, but (like the OP) I have an 1150GS that I am thinking about adding a sidecar to. I have had the GS for awhile, but am really just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By flatland964
Here is what I can tell you: - I have the...

Here is what I can tell you:

- I have the factory service CD for the 2009 F650/800 (revision date 5/09). It specifies M8 and calls for 10NM plus 90 degrees.

- The Haynes Manual good through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,747
Posted By flatland964
OP, I know exactly where you are coming from. I...

OP, I know exactly where you are coming from. I have the same bike, but 2009. Bought it new. I have it set up perfectly, with an upgraded suspension, Corbin saddle and various farkles. I am more...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By flatland964
This is good stuff! I always understood that...

This is good stuff! I always understood that there was "hiding" oil in the 1150gs, but have never seen an explanation of it before. And I like the side stand/center stand sequence to coax the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
Posted By flatland964
1150 oil sleight of hand

I know I am not saying anything knew here. I've seen threads like this before, but I am just expressing my frustration at having fallen for an old 1150 trick.

For a couple of months, since...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By flatland964
I had a similar problem with a weak battery on an...

I had a similar problem with a weak battery on an 1100s I used to have. But the difference was that it would fail the self-test, not just delay it. If I turned it off and on again, it would...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 26,781
Posted By flatland964
If I had to pair down to one bike and stay there,...

If I had to pair down to one bike and stay there, it would be my 1150GS, hands down. It basically does any kind of riding in which I would have an interest (raw speed is not high on my list). ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 866
Posted By flatland964
Wow, I got nothing like those. Closest thing...

Wow, I got nothing like those.

Closest thing I got is, years ago, I am riding on the main street of a small town that has a center square. The main street splits and goes one way on each side,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 700
Posted By flatland964
Yikes, that was a deer

I know this is just another deer near miss story, no biggie on this board, but it was my first close encounter of the deer kind. I was amazed by how quickly it happened!

Out riding in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 55,484
Posted By flatland964
Yes. Was focusing on the rear because that is...

Yes. Was focusing on the rear because that is where I have trouble in an emergency. I stop fast enough. And I can modulate the front well, even in an emergency. Maybe because it is in my hand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 55,484
Posted By flatland964
Well said. I am a fan of ABS for me...

Well said.

I am a fan of ABS for me personally. I have only had to stop hard a handful of times in my riding career, but I know from experience that I tend to mash down on the rear brake too hard...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By flatland964
THanks for all there replies, and particularly...

THanks for all there replies, and particularly thanks GS Addict for the information as to how the light is triggered.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By flatland964
1150gs low fuel warning light

On a trip last week I went longer between stations than I intended and was down to 1 bar with occasional no bars. Based on past experience, I would have expected by low fuel light to come on, but it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 11,138
Posted By flatland964
Being from Illinois, with not many curves, but...

Being from Illinois, with not many curves, but enjoying riding down in the Tennessee/Kentucky/NC area as frequently as I can, I once in awhile run into this. Like you, I am not near the limits of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,595
Posted By flatland964
I just recently bought a 2007 FJR. I guess we...

I just recently bought a 2007 FJR. I guess we can never be friends now. It's in the rules. :deal :D

You may already know of these things through your friend (or ex-friend as the case may be),...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,868
Posted By flatland964
It seems to me that where ABS might help is in a...

It seems to me that where ABS might help is in a much more limited way. If you begin to wash out and respond by tweaking your steering input, the a bike with ABS might be a little more forgiving...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By flatland964
I had Hyperpro progressives for awhile. Didn't...

I had Hyperpro progressives for awhile. Didn't quite like the feel. Now I have Ohlins (single rate slightly stiffer than stock), but the real key is I have Ricor Intiminators installed. They make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By flatland964
I once was out goosing my Duck With a redhead...

I once was out goosing my Duck
With a redhead wrapped o'er my tuck,
If it's ridin' yer after,
She purred 'tween my laughter,
Let's go to my place and . . . get my truck.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By flatland964
When I was looking for switched power when I...

When I was looking for switched power when I installed my PC-8, I accessed the gray/black wire through the fuse box. Reaching down into the opening in front of the fuses and behind the first row of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 21,586
Posted By flatland964
He is actually testing the new BMW "PPV" system -...

He is actually testing the new BMW "PPV" system - passive protection and visibility. It is designed to protect both passenger and the expensive plastic on the new bikes, and to be seen by texting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,591
Posted By flatland964
No I don't think it was tension. I am a pretty...

No I don't think it was tension. I am a pretty relaxed rider. I think it was partly perception, partly what I might call the "hunter" reflex. The perception part is that you are riding into your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,591
Posted By flatland964
The problem I had with lefters wasn't the usual...

The problem I had with lefters wasn't the usual 50-centing problem of not focusing on the limit point. Since the video involves left-side driving, the equivalent issue I was having would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,591
Posted By flatland964
I have had the same problem with left hand...

I have had the same problem with left hand curves. Right handers smooth, left handers constantly correcting lines, although it has gotten much better. I found my problem was that it is easier to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By flatland964
Yea, it does, and on closer look it is just a...

Yea, it does, and on closer look it is just a mounting point for accessories (like the factory grab rail) and is just ignored in this case. So, never mind. Dumb question.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 346
Posted By flatland964
Question re Zegas install on 1150GS

I am installing the Zega pannier racks on my 1150GS. At the rear mounting point (just below the pillion seat) there are two bolt holes on the bike, one over the other. The Zega racks use only the top...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 551
Posted By flatland964
I ordered the regular Zega panniers on 3/16 when...

I ordered the regular Zega panniers on 3/16 when they were shown as backordered, and they shipped 3/31. They are in transit to me now.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By flatland964
Twisted Throttle has a set of risers/barbacks by...

Twisted Throttle has a set of risers/barbacks by SW Motech that fit the 1150GS. I just bought them, although I haven't installed them yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By flatland964
I broke down and just ordered the extra long...

I broke down and just ordered the extra long braided brake line from Wunderlich. Looking at the pics above it looks like moving my current line behind the triple tree would work, but I think I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By flatland964
Thanks for the picture, Gruesome, that is very...

Thanks for the picture, Gruesome, that is very helpful. I also was not aware of the moto technique risers and had just ordered the SWMotech risers/barbacks that have similar displacement (a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By flatland964
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 736
Posted By flatland964
1150GS brake line and bar risers

I want to put bar risers (possibly even riser/backs) on my 1150GS. I've read threads about people putting their brake lines behind the triple tree, but I have Spiegler stainless steel brake lines,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 999
Views: 189,601
Posted By flatland964
It didn't appeal to me until I saw it from behind...

It didn't appeal to me until I saw it from behind the handlebars. Seriously, the salesman had to talk me into trying it after riding some others. I was sold after one ride. Still can't stop...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,060
Posted By flatland964
Great looking bike! Congrats. What looks...

Great looking bike! Congrats.

What looks like grease at the edge of the rubber bellows could be fluid seeping through and then collecting dirt, to look like grease. There is no fluid in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,979
Posted By flatland964
I don't see the text of this article as biased. ...

I don't see the text of this article as biased. It seems exactly factual and telling us something we all know. We are in fact in a greater danger of getting into an accident exactly because...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By flatland964
I am not 1200 guy, but when you say "inside" do...

I am not 1200 guy, but when you say "inside" do you mean on the threads or on the inside of the plug where the magnet is located? Are you sure you are not looking at an accumulation of very fine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,034
Posted By flatland964
I am relatively new to my 1150GS, which is also a...

I am relatively new to my 1150GS, which is also a beast. But I took the RawHyde class last year, and that helped a lot.

On slow speed handling, I am going to repeat and expand on a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,489
Posted By flatland964
No, you are probably right. All my advice is...

No, you are probably right. All my advice is based on what I've learned about the 2001 I own, so if you say the 2004 already comes with the updated tensioner from the factory, I can't argue. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,489
Posted By flatland964
Congratulations! I bought a 2001 1150GS not too...

Congratulations! I bought a 2001 1150GS not too long ago.

Unless the dealership is very special, there is a good chance they are not really focusing on the things that might be needed or desired...
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