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Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By jd2577
Merry Christmas to all! I hope each of your...

Merry Christmas to all! I hope each of your Christmas's is blessed with good food, great families, and great friends. And and very Merry Christmas to our men and women in uniform. May God bless you...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,824
Posted By jd2577
I definitely like the looks of the new GSA and,...

I definitely like the looks of the new GSA and, if I were going to spend the money, I would probably spend a little more and get the GSA. With a 40-mile, one-way, commute to the office, not having to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,990
Posted By jd2577
Congrats! :clap I have an 05R12GS that is...

Congrats! :clap

I have an 05R12GS that is about to roll over 33K. I know... amazing isn't it. :lol3 I've put about 10k miles on her in my first two years of ownership. I hope to see the 100k mark...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By jd2577
I've seen a few threads about this in GSpot. I...

I've seen a few threads about this in GSpot. I would try searching there and see what you come up with. Another place you may want to check for parts is Beemer Boneyard....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By jd2577
Money aside, I would NOT trust my life to tires...

Money aside, I would NOT trust my life to tires that old. My advice is to replace them. Even though it may not be visible, tires that old are bound to have some degradation and the safeness of them...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By jd2577
Call me what you want but when the weather turns...

Call me what you want but when the weather turns that bad I go for BFG All Terrains on my 4wd. Sorry man. Couldn't resist. :beer
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Hey Ducmons, I picked up a Wunderlich Airman...

Hey Ducmons, I picked up a Wunderlich Airman Sparrow pump. The price was reasonable at $30 and I liked how it has the convertible power plug that will fit the standard cigarette lighter socket and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,132
Posted By jd2577
Short answer to your two questions... Yes and...

Short answer to your two questions... Yes and Yes.

I replaced the rear shock on my '05 with a Yacugar and am very glad I did. The stocker was just shy of 30k miles and, although not too bad when...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
So you fit all your gear, plus a tent for him, on...

So you fit all your gear, plus a tent for him, on your bike! Not sure but I'm guessing he overpacked! :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 111,280
Posted By jd2577
In all honesty, I was concerned for his safety as...

In all honesty, I was concerned for his safety as I watched him go up the road. Not even travelling the speed limit. Wobbled a few times. He was headed for the interstate. I hope he made / makes it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 111,280
Posted By jd2577
Saw this guy in front of my office today....

Saw this guy in front of my office today. Apparently no one makes aftermarket panniers large enough for all his gear. So, he went with regular travel luggage. Maybe this could be the next Touratech...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,895
Posted By jd2577
Not that I have any experience or knowledge to...

Not that I have any experience or knowledge to give any advice in this thread but... I just wanted to give a shout to you guys (and gals) in uniform both past and present! Here's one American that is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Took my old '03 Ninja for a very short spin up...

Took my old '03 Ninja for a very short spin up the street. First time riding it in two years. All I can say is wow, I can't even begin to believe I waited so long before upgrading to the GS! Granted,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Over the last week or so I had the fuel system...

Over the last week or so I had the fuel system recall addressed, ABS brake system flushed, replaced the rear shock with the new Yacugar, and took a 600 mile trip to the RoadRunner Touring Weekend in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Thanks for the advice on using the silicone...

Thanks for the advice on using the silicone Tuono. Gonna have to do that. And Trekka, good to hear the positive feedback too. Attending the RoadRunner touring weekend with my better half later this...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Came home today and found the guy in the big...

Came home today and found the guy in the big brown truck had stopped at the house.

And he left me this beauty......
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By jd2577
On my '05 I installed a fuse block and relay...

On my '05 I installed a fuse block and relay connected to the battery. There are some good tutorials on here but basically the power goes from the battery, to the relay, then the fuse block, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By jd2577
Pulled the starter tonight and it doesn't look...

Pulled the starter tonight and it doesn't look good but I don't think it's too bad either.

Here's a shot looking at the clutch......
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By jd2577
Pulled the slave and found a pretty ugly mess. ...

Pulled the slave and found a pretty ugly mess.

Here's a shot of the back of the tranny...
http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l152/jdillow/05%20BMW%20R1200GS/IMG_2896_zpse81eb816.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By jd2577
So now I think I'm getting somewhere. ...

So now I think I'm getting somewhere.

Pulling in on the clutch had no resistance at all.

Removed the reservoir cap and found this... :eek1 That's not good!...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
So I have to ask... does Missy ride in the side...

So I have to ask... does Missy ride in the side car or do you have a tank bag for her? :lol3

I have a 4-year-old chocolate. What a great dog! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By jd2577
Thanks for the input, guys. I bought the bike...

Thanks for the input, guys. I bought the bike used about two years ago and the clutch has always engaged earlier than what I've been used too. But never this early. Then again, this is my first...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By jd2577
Is my slave cylinder failing?

Hi guys.

So I've been reading all of the various clutch issue threads and have a feeling that the slave cylinder is failing on my '05 R12GS but I'm not 100% certain. The bike has just under...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-09-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 30,953
Posted By jd2577
My better half got me a Nuvi 2597 for Christmas...

My better half got me a Nuvi 2597 for Christmas and I followed up with a RAM Aquabox to mount it on the bike. Unfortunately I have yet to try out the setup but am hopeful. I like the aquabox option...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
The better half got me a set of these and they're...

The better half got me a set of these and they're now a permanent fixture on my bike. Have yet to try them out but I know I'll be glad I have them when the need arrives.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
I tried this once too.. sort of. Was able to...

I tried this once too.. sort of. Was able to break the bead but, after 2 hours fighting to get the front tire off the rim, and then another 30 minutes trying to get the new tire on the rim, I called...
Forum: The Garage 04-25-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By jd2577
I'm not an expert by any stretch. And you've...

I'm not an expert by any stretch. And you've probably already checked this too but... you mentioned it was getting fuel but, how long has the fuel sat in the tank? Could it be bad gas? Just my two...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,672
Posted By jd2577
This will be the third season of riding the GS...

This will be the third season of riding the GS for me and I really can't think of anything that really gets under my skin. If I had to come up with a small list, maybe I'd say...

1. Valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Ordered the repair plug kit from Max so I can...

Ordered the repair plug kit from Max so I can connect the new Garmin Nuvi directly into the factory GPS plug on my '05. Gonna be a slow process since the bike is buried in the garage and I'm on...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By jd2577
I did the Odyssey battery install on my '05 last...

I did the Odyssey battery install on my '05 last year and I love it! Up until this year, my winter storage routine involved removing the battery from the bike. Unfortunately I did not get around to...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,706
Posted By jd2577
I've often wondered the same thing. After 7 or 8...

I've often wondered the same thing. After 7 or 8 years I decided to replace my HJC with a Scorpion for no other reason than concern for the HJC's structural integrity. I have heard that a good rule...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,554
Posted By jd2577
Here's the article link. ...

Here's the article link.

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/17/is-harley-davidson-the-worst-motorcycle-money-can.aspx

Biased or not, doesn't bother me either way. I picked up a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,027
Posted By jd2577
I have the F2P on my '05 GS and unfortunately...

I have the F2P on my '05 GS and unfortunately know nothing about the headlight or wiring on the newer model GS/GSA's. Just a word of caution though... if your door opener is one of the newer units...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,054
Posted By jd2577
I used a small piece of 3/4" PVC pipe with...

I used a small piece of 3/4" PVC pipe with notches cut to match the stubs on the cap. Works great and inexpensive. So much so that I made two. One out of a straight pipe section and a second using a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By jd2577
I was considering these lights for my GS as well...

I was considering these lights for my GS as well but decided on ADVMonsters instead. From PIAAs website (www.piaa.com (http://www.piaa.com)) I noticed what appeared to be the same light listed in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Garmin Nuvi for the bike and a drill press for...

Garmin Nuvi for the bike and a drill press for the garage! Now I need to purchase the Aquabox to keep things dry and work on a permit power source for the new GPS.

A very Merry Christmas it...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,011
Posted By jd2577
Excel spreadsheet for me. Pretty basic one...

Excel spreadsheet for me. Pretty basic one though. I use a separate tab for each vehicle and log the service date, mileage, and a description of what was done. I also keep the receipts but thinking I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Posted By jd2577
I've noticed a similar "feel" with my '05 but...

I've noticed a similar "feel" with my '05 but only at certain lower speeds (20 to 30 mph range) and only when leaning into a left bend (if I remember correctly - haven't road in over a month :cry)....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Not sure. I just assumed it was a required part...

Not sure. I just assumed it was a required part of ownership! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5,611
Views: 943,938
Posted By jd2577
Woodlands... congrats on the new bike! Very nice!...

Woodlands... congrats on the new bike! Very nice!

And don't feel bad... my fiancé likes to poke fun and ask if I read the Beemer a bedtime story before tucking it in for the night. In good fun...
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