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Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Sailorlite
And if the tightness is around the face or...

And if the tightness is around the face or cheeks, you could go to Shoei's next thinner cheek pads.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,302,185
Posted By Sailorlite
What would interest me is a "touring" fuel tank...

What would interest me is a "touring" fuel tank option. The standard GS tank is too small requiring too frequent fill-ups.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Sailorlite
Ride the Angeles Crest Highway (CA2), maybe both...

Ride the Angeles Crest Highway (CA2), maybe both ways, and then make a big loop north from Ojai over to the coast at Cambria, then north to Carmel. Or ride north to Sequoia and Yosemite NPs, then...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 748
Posted By Sailorlite
Bar risers and bar backs - who needs em?

I'm very satisfied with the factory handlebar setup on my '14 GS, but there seems to be considerable enthusiasm here for bar backs and risers.

My question is, when are these devices recommended? ...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,645
Posted By Sailorlite
A few years ago I carried a good small Lumix P&S....

A few years ago I carried a good small Lumix P&S. Occasionally I'd notice fuzzy spots on the images so I sent it back to the factory for "warranty" repair. They humored me by returning the camera...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By Sailorlite
Your dealer or even someone here should be able...

Your dealer or even someone here should be able to point you to sz 52 Rallye pants that are in some dealer's inventory now and ready to ship to you.

OTOH, there's no requirement that pants and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,934
Posted By Sailorlite
My dealer performed the 24K mi. maintenance...

My dealer performed the 24K mi. maintenance service on my '14 GS last Tuesday. I asked them to try to update the EXTEMP display to show 1.0 deg. F increments rather than the nonsensical 0.9 deg....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,934
Posted By Sailorlite
Jetspeed - Your temp and cruise updates?

I asked my dealer today to "fix" the outside temp increments and cruise control increments - they tried but couldn't find a way to do it - but they'd like to check with your dealer. Which dealer is...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Sailorlite
Robyn at Long Beach BMW M/C does a great job...

Robyn at Long Beach BMW M/C does a great job making custom earplugs for motorcyclists. She can be reached at 562-912-7966. I've had several vendors make them for me but hers are the best (all day...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,937
Posted By Sailorlite
Motorcyclegear.com has a "Hard to Fit" section...

Motorcyclegear.com has a "Hard to Fit" section with a decent selection of Tall sizes including close-outs. If you order something that doesn't fit you can return it without hassle and try again. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Sailorlite
BMW calls the present version the Softbag 2,...

BMW calls the present version the Softbag 2, Small or Large. I have the small one and just have to work two clips to secure/release it from the bike.

However, it looks like BMW has revised the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,824
Posted By Sailorlite
Isn't "grips not hot" a warranty issue? (Hope...

Isn't "grips not hot" a warranty issue? (Hope that hasn't already been hashed out here).
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 884
Posted By Sailorlite
Why not phone Firstgear directly? Ask them where...

Why not phone Firstgear directly? Ask them where you can buy your size.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Sailorlite
FWIW, mine are not loose, and the attaching...

FWIW, mine are not loose, and the attaching system seems sturdy and well designed. (BMW Varios on '14 GSW).
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By Sailorlite
The Find My Friends app works only where there's...

The Find My Friends app works only where there's cell coverage, I think, and doesn't provide a track of where you've been. But it's great where it works.

I carry a SPOT messenger device which...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,427
Posted By Sailorlite
Try out the adjustable windscreen and the cruise...

Try out the adjustable windscreen and the cruise control.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,662
Posted By Sailorlite
I for one appreciate the heads-up on the BMW...

I for one appreciate the heads-up on the BMW lights. I might have assumed that despite the price they're as good as you can get lumen-wise. Now, I'd be a little more cautious before buying aux...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,568
Posted By Sailorlite
BMW does offer instructions for periodically...

BMW does offer instructions for periodically re-waterproofing the Atlantis 4 suit. What does Aerostich recommend for the Transit suit?

In other words, 4 or 5 years down the road would one be more...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 386,494
Posted By Sailorlite
Yellow reflectors?

Are those yellow fork reflectors really necessary? They "ruin" a lot of otherwise good photos, IMO.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,225
Posted By Sailorlite
Nikon Waterproof Housing $99

This seems like a remarkably good deal if it fits your AW1:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/888272-REG/Nikon_3689_WP_N1_Waterproof_Housing_for.html

I just bought Nikon's AW120 p&s so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,133
Posted By Sailorlite
Sorry, my error. I referred to the OP by mistake...

Sorry, my error. I referred to the OP by mistake - meant Grabagrip instead. (I do hope everyone's dealer experience works out well).
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,133
Posted By Sailorlite
Sorry to raise some skepticism, but is OP saying...

Sorry to raise some skepticism, but is OP saying that because he's mad at one BMW dealer he's going to buy a KTM? Doesn't quite add up, IMO.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,327
Posted By Sailorlite
To find all the above mentioned data screen...

To find all the above mentioned data screen options, does the Nav V have to be mounted on the bike? Or can I bring the Nav V indoors to edit the various settings? (And if mounted, does the bike...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,383
Posted By Sailorlite
It won't be easy, but try to find a camera with a...

It won't be easy, but try to find a camera with a slider switch for on/off rather than a small round button. My gloved left hand sometimes confuses the power button with the adjacent shutter button....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,061
Posted By Sailorlite
The GS seat might not be as bad as you expect it...

The GS seat might not be as bad as you expect it to be. I for one think it's fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,061
Posted By Sailorlite
Like the OP my riding is nearly zero percent...

Like the OP my riding is nearly zero percent off-road. The only extra feature of the GSA that appeals to me is the larger tank - but I actually have no problem with the 200 mile GS tank.

But,...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,006
Posted By Sailorlite
Here's a Straight Talk story which may be of...

Here's a Straight Talk story which may be of interest.

Last month a friend and I were riding the Angeles Crest Hwy when I rode over a rock, bent the front rim and split the tire. Using my iPhone...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By Sailorlite
Sorry - not very clear. What I meant to ask was...

Sorry - not very clear. What I meant to ask was whether the GSAW's factory dashboard outlet had already been wired directly to the battery. Sometimes dealers do that as part of their new bike prep,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By Sailorlite
By any chance were the dealer's GSAW's rigged...

By any chance were the dealer's GSAW's rigged with direct-from-battery outlets (bypassing the canbus protection)?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,677
Posted By Sailorlite
What adapter are you using to mate the pump to...

What adapter are you using to mate the pump to the bike's accessory port? Does that same adapter work with other accessories?

I think the pump should pump, particularly when testing with no load....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By Sailorlite
But in the OP's original post, he reports that...

But in the OP's original post, he reports that the lock barrel came out with the key. What's up with that? Perhaps the slide lock is not really unlocking - thus GPS remains locked in its mount.
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 991
Posted By Sailorlite
After returning a small Panasonic point and shoot...

After returning a small Panasonic point and shoot to their repair dept twice for dust speck removal, I found a relevant clip on YouTube ...turned out to be an easy DIY repair.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,854
Posted By Sailorlite
I notice that Adorama's offering the Nikon AW110...

I notice that Adorama's offering the Nikon AW110 Refurb. for $159 - a solid camera for a good price with some warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,668
Views: 376,823
Posted By Sailorlite
Kindly remind me, how do you do a Master Reset?

Kindly remind me, how do you do a Master Reset?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By Sailorlite
Just sent you a PM - details on my current eBay...

Just sent you a PM - details on my current eBay listing for those pieces.
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 33,996
Posted By Sailorlite
A superb SoCal route, but a very long one for a...

A superb SoCal route, but a very long one for a first day's ride, IMO. Wouldn't want to feel pressure to keep moving so I'd recommend either an early start or expectation of a late arrival in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,490
Posted By Sailorlite
Great photos! I know it's mostly the...

Great photos! I know it's mostly the photographer, not the camera, but what camera(s) are you shooting? And are you doing some post-processing? Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 660,778
Posted By Sailorlite
I'd like to see the GS without that rear...

I'd like to see the GS without that rear handrail/luggage rack assembly and without the rear seat, but with the BMW panel kit that can be installed there instead.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,550
Posted By Sailorlite
The springs are white instead of black on most...

The springs are white instead of black on most 2014's.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 2,668
Views: 376,823
Posted By Sailorlite
Phone on Nav V, without helmet device?

When riding the GSW with Nav V and Bluetooth properly paired, but no helmet device - can I set up the Nav V to show that I have an incoming phone call?

On my previous GPS, the Nav IV, an incoming...
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