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Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 977
Posted By RMR
As for broken in, usually around 20K miles. Gas...

As for broken in, usually around 20K miles. Gas mileage varies with the state of tune, type of gas, weather and riding conditions. I found some get worse gas mileage as the bike becomes broken in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By RMR
If the OP's symptoms are the same as mine, (I...

If the OP's symptoms are the same as mine, (I also have a '09 GSA) the bike works perfectly 97% of the time. what happens is the RID will come up, fuel pump runs, but when you hit the starter...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,328
Posted By RMR
4 does not equal 2. if you have a blowout...

4 does not equal 2.

if you have a blowout on a car, you still have 3 left to maintain control of the vehicle. its a "interesting" moment in your life when it happens, but a serious crash as a...
Forum: Ride reports 10-19-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,190,361
Posted By RMR
Wow...just.... +1 I've felt what he is...

Wow...just....

+1

I've felt what he is talking about many times, but what is really baking my noodle at the moment is his stunning ability to express it accurately.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,758
Posted By RMR
wouldn't two peddle bikes be better? +1. ...

wouldn't two peddle bikes be better?

+1.

quiet,
no gas, (except what comes naturally ;-D )
no insurance
no oil changes
*extremely* reliable. (when properly put together)
oh, and you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By RMR
sounds high...

09' GSA. Mine runs 3 + 1 (3 small + bottom bar) when cool. 4 +1 when running in hot weather, open road balls out...etc.

the only time it goes above 4+1 is when offroad, or stopped in traffic.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,772
Posted By RMR
too much coffee?

bike response, including how close it gets to redline before a shift point, is directly related to caffeine intake. french press, combined with a high fructose snack, turns the GS into a downright...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,182
Posted By RMR
the thing is, the tank holds more than 33L. the...

the thing is, the tank holds more than 33L. the last time I ran it near dry, I put 38L in it.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,041
Posted By RMR
I'll take luck over skill anyday. +1 on...

I'll take luck over skill anyday.

+1 on being as nice as possible once you get stopped.

I got nailed by a NHP cruiser coming into town after a 900 mile single day run from colorado in 100f...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,837
Posted By RMR
"have been disappointed in the Best Rest skid...

"have been disappointed in the Best Rest skid plate for my 2008 R1200GSA. Everytime I change oil one of the orange rubber mounts is broken. Everytime I call BestRest they are very nice and helpful"
...
Forum: Americas 08-09-2011, 09:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,842
Posted By RMR
engineer, california, corkscrew..etc.. yes. ...

engineer, california, corkscrew..etc.. yes.

blackbear.... only if you are REALLY good. :-) the steps above the powerhouse are "interesting" to say the least (if you think you can drive your GS...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-13-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 446
Posted By RMR
I suppose it depends on how much money you want...

I suppose it depends on how much money you want to spend... prices have come down dramatically.

in reno:
you can get a community center (3- 5000sqft..land etc) for 500-950k.
very nice 1500-...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 02:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,770
Posted By RMR
just did the 12k service on my '09 GSA. in...

just did the 12k service on my '09 GSA. in 6,000mi it burned almost exactly a pint.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 965
Posted By RMR
My 09 still stumbles a bit on startup... it has...

My 09 still stumbles a bit on startup... it has never died, but came close a few times. holding in the clutch for the first 10 seconds helps.

the bike is also still very new, so be patient. mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,028
Posted By RMR
Yes.. it does heat up. the last time I noticed...

Yes.. it does heat up. the last time I noticed it, I was running fast across the desert (spring, about 80f) with 5 bars on the RID. (i was running really fast)... and after 30-40 minutes of this, my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By RMR
this is what i did

this is what i did
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,979
Posted By RMR
last year, about this time, I had my 09' GSA for...

last year, about this time, I had my 09' GSA for about a month. I promptly loaded up camping gear, food, two rifles, and 1600 rounds of centerfire ammo, and everything else that I needed (or thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,294
Posted By RMR
X-head protectors work very well. be aware that...

X-head protectors work very well. be aware that they do trap more heat than the originals, and you will notice that the engine runs a tad warmer.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By RMR
I wired the HI-beam, and the only part I don't...

I wired the HI-beam, and the only part I don't like is the white signal wire running from the bottom of the stock HL, over to the relay for the Kristas. (it just looks hokey) I have no complaints...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By RMR
higher engine temps

yes. After installing an oil cooler guard, and the X-head protectors, the engine temps are higher. I'm not totally sure which is more to blame (oil guard or the head guards) but I go 1 bar higher,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By RMR
I don't want to hijack your thread, but that C3...

I don't want to hijack your thread, but that C3 is a hellova nice helmet. just got one myself, an upgrade from a HJC. couldn't be happier!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,992
Posted By RMR
check these out: ...

check these out:

http://www.adventurersworkshop.com/motorcycle/R1200GS_CYCRA/R1200GS_CYCRA.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By RMR
no question... krista lights.... ...

no question... krista lights....

http://www.clearwaterlights.com/

they have a kit that allows you to basically unplug your old GSA lights, and install the new ones using the existing harness....
Forum: Vendors 01-01-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,246
Posted By RMR
I've been looking all over for this stuff... ...

I've been looking all over for this stuff...

I'll take two rolls.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By RMR
Like others here, I too have both: 09 GSA, 09...

Like others here, I too have both: 09 GSA, 09 K1300S.

everyone has covered the important points, so I don't have much to add..other than:

I really LIKE the GSA. its my pickup truck.. 2x4s,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By RMR
ok.. now THIS is a troubleshooting thread! :-D

ok.. now THIS is a troubleshooting thread! :-D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By RMR
I'm more on the EE side of things than the...

I'm more on the EE side of things than the welding side. I only weld for fun and to create scrap metal. mostly AL an mild steel. sometimes, when I'm really on my game, I need a welder AND a grinder...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,960
Posted By RMR
Cry I agree with the previous post. most decent...

I agree with the previous post. most decent welders have a HF starting circuit to help establish the arc. Personally, I would remove the cat entirely before welding on it, as disconnecting all the...
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