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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By rideLD
Conventional wisdom says that most if any...

Conventional wisdom says that most if any manufacturing defects will happen during the factory warranty period.

That being said, sometimes its not true.If you ride over 20K a year and keep your...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,309
Posted By rideLD
Actually this discussion is about if Ethanol at...

Actually this discussion is about if Ethanol at any % is damaging to small engines. All the research I have seen shows that it is and the EPA has admitted as much.

According the experts the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,309
Posted By rideLD
its not just BMW that recommends against using it...

its not just BMW that recommends against using it in Motorcycles or any other small engine. Even the EPA admits that it will cause problems, therefore they have not yet approved motorcycles for its...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,309
Posted By rideLD
Let me start by saying that I live in the heart...

Let me start by saying that I live in the heart of ethanol country and know many people who make their living off it. That being said, ethanol is the biggest scam against the American people going....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,635
Posted By rideLD
The computer is an estimate at best. My computer...

The computer is an estimate at best. My computer says my life time average has been 43. The reality is my life time average is 40.2 mpg :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By rideLD
I'm not really understanding you here. You do...

I'm not really understanding you here. You do realize its a roll top bag? You zip it then roll the top down and fasten the clips to the sides then fasten the other 2 clips by the handles. Mine does...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 526
Posted By rideLD
Definitely waterproof. That strap is part of the...

Definitely waterproof. That strap is part of the setup to strap to the top of your side case. Here are the instructions
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2x0d6rpkn8scbje/BMW%20OEM%20Case%20Liners.pdf?dl=0
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,943
Posted By rideLD
I can't tell you his name but he works at...

I can't tell you his name but he works at BMW.:eek1

My info is confirmed here http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/support/faq?full=1
See the question "Can GS-911 flash my ECU?"
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,943
Posted By rideLD
The way it was explained to me was the type of...

The way it was explained to me was the type of memory that is used is what the limiting factor is. The more robust the memory the less times it can be flashed. It is similar to the memory used in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,943
Posted By rideLD
A tech told me once what it was and it was...

A tech told me once what it was and it was surprisingly low number like 15 or 20 times.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,635
Posted By rideLD
Is this a standard GS? If so makes sense. I have...

Is this a standard GS? If so makes sense. I have always managed to get 2-4 more mpg on a standard GS. The Adventure is less aerodynamic.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,943
Posted By rideLD
This is true. Also keep in mind that there is a...

This is true. Also keep in mind that there is a finite number of times the computer can be flashed. I'm not sure what the number is but it is not infinate
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,635
Posted By rideLD
As others have mentioned it is called "Road Trip"...

As others have mentioned it is called "Road Trip"

Tracking every single tank is really the only way to know what your true mileage really is.

Going off the computer is not good and if you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,635
Posted By rideLD
http://www.karlmarsh.com/2014/2014-BMW-R1200GSW-Ad...

http://www.karlmarsh.com/2014/2014-BMW-R1200GSW-Adventure/i-4WTnQPB/0/L/IMG_5423-L.png
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,529
Posted By rideLD
' Mine dries out pretty quick I have a...

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Mine dries out pretty quick

I have a love hate relationship with my kermite chair.I hate how much I paid for it but I pretty much love the chair.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 05:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,638
Posted By rideLD
Its a magnet. Just wipe it off with a rag. If its...

Its a magnet. Just wipe it off with a rag. If its really gunked up, that could be a bad sign since it would be metal on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,569
Posted By rideLD
I agree. An allen wrench and a shoe horn is all I...

I agree. An allen wrench and a shoe horn is all I have ever needed
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,575
Posted By rideLD
If not then that means someone probably clipped...

If not then that means someone probably clipped the front wheel. Might check to make sure it is still straight?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,575
Posted By rideLD
So sorry to hear this Jim. You really...

So sorry to hear this Jim.

You really should file a police report and canvas all the local businesses for cameras. I had a similar thing happen to me a while back and the grocery store had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,949
Posted By rideLD
that depends on your definition of "needed":D ...

that depends on your definition of "needed":D

IMO the Cymarc braces are needed even with the stock screen. My stock screen is rock solid stable since adding this ingenious part. It really reduces...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,201
Posted By rideLD
That is technically true but you can do a legal...

That is technically true but you can do a legal maneuver to access the other 500K. I would have to get my lawyer to explain it.

My carrier is SafeCo
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,201
Posted By rideLD
Exactly. The best thing to do is to bump...

Exactly. The best thing to do is to bump everything to 500 so you can have a million umbrella. My umbrella costs $115 a year and covers me on about 10 different auto, bike, RV, and home policies.....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,247
Posted By rideLD
Thats what I do. I can't remember the last time I...

Thats what I do. I can't remember the last time I even looked at the sight glass:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 2,944
Views: 421,084
Posted By rideLD
Almost any motorcycle that has relatively quick...

Almost any motorcycle that has relatively quick steering can be prone to head shake. To get it to do so is to make a mistake on the part of the rider.

If you don't believe me take your LC GS and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,665
Posted By rideLD
Wicked How not to ride your new GS

Sorry if this was already posted but I just saw a pretty cool video by ALTRider. I guess their crash bars really do work. :D
http://youtu.be/gjq7kxAf82k
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,933
Posted By rideLD
On page 38 of the manual it states there is an up...

On page 38 of the manual it states there is an up shift recommendation mode that you can turn on for max fuel economy. Its part of the "On-Board Computer Pro"

I have played with this and can tell...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,102
Posted By rideLD
As others have mentioned there really is very...

As others have mentioned there really is very little profit margin in these bikes for the dealers. They make all their money off service, parts and gear. If you are not local and may not service the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2,944
Views: 421,084
Posted By rideLD
:deal Thats why its called the weep hole:D

:deal

Thats why its called the weep hole:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By rideLD
Sorry but I don't have my 05 anymore but I'm...

Sorry but I don't have my 05 anymore but I'm pretty sure if you pull off the beak you will see where it goes on the front sub frame.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,216
Posted By rideLD
I hate to admit it but BMW f-ed up the new white....

I hate to admit it but BMW f-ed up the new white. At least they did on my bike. I think the paint did not fully cure properly. Everything leaves marks on it and it scratches if you look at it wrong....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,881
Posted By rideLD
Congratulations!:clap Well written and I agree...

Congratulations!:clap Well written and I agree with most everything you said. I'm loving my 14 GSAW as well.

You will get used to the mirrors and after a while you realize that you can see even...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,109
Posted By rideLD
If you live anywhere prone to earth quakes...

If you live anywhere prone to earth quakes (California), you will want to use the side stand. Its much more stable than the center stand. The rocking motion will rock it right off the center stand....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,026
Posted By rideLD
I really liked my 05 R1200GS and had it set up...

I really liked my 05 R1200GS and had it set up just the way I liked it. I did over 50K miles in 2 years on that bike. It was my first adventure bike and I knew from the first time I rode it that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By rideLD
Why is everyone still guessing? I already told...

Why is everyone still guessing? I already told the OP where it goes:deal



:wave How you doing rdcyclist! Omaha is a great place to live but I really miss the NorCal roads. Luckily Arkansas is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,657
Posted By rideLD
It goes in the beak somewhere. If memory serves...

It goes in the beak somewhere. If memory serves on one side there is the temp sensor on the other side that rubber thing goes in the opposite hole.

Now that i think about it some more I'm pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 16,324
Posted By rideLD
My 14 GSAW grips do not seem as hot as my 07 GSA...

My 14 GSAW grips do not seem as hot as my 07 GSA grips or my 05 GS grips. My theory is that the hand-guards are smaller on the new bikes which has a great effect on the how hot the grips get and is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,434
Posted By rideLD
I have been using this service since day one. I...

I have been using this service since day one. I love it even more now than I did when I posted this thread a while back.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=997177

On my trip to New...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By rideLD
Mine seems to take about 15 minutes to fully heat...

Mine seems to take about 15 minutes to fully heat up, which sucks because my commute is only 5-10 minutes. Its very slow. I get some initial heat right when I turn it on but it continues to heat up...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By rideLD
There is a thread on here somewhere that somebody...

There is a thread on here somewhere that somebody modified the bumpers so they could do just as you described.

I can tell you from experience that there no reason to do that since the sergeant...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-05-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,445
Posted By rideLD
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