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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Sad news about my Garmin 276C

Since I posted the response below earlier today and I just got home from taking a ride and sadly my 276C has a new problem. It won't connect properly to my computer which is preventing BaseCamp from...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me Yesterday, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
An Idea to Avoid That Problem

I would suggest that you remove the Lithium Ion batteries with the GPS turned off and then mount it on your bike and connect the power cable and then power it up to avoid the battery problem.

One...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My 276C

I bought one back 10 years ago and it is truly awesome for me. I love how it works and it's always very accurate and also I use the speed it shows as my speedometer since the speedo on my R1200GS is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-20-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My View of Your Comment

Just letting you know that I always know what the signal strength is and my GPS doesn't lose reception. Where I live the signal strength is always perfect! I just wanted to let you know.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-19-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Excellent GPS Garmin 276C

One interesting thing is I took a ride today and when I got home the max speed had gone up to 560.3 mph which I decided to add as a comment to this post I did.

It is an old one but it is the one I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,589
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
U-Joint Comment

One thing I question is why would BMW use U Joints and not constant velocity joints which are so much more reliable and never have any of the same problems U Joints are notorious for. They are...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Proper Battery Maintenance

One nice thing to know is the electrical system on all R1200GS's always keep using electrical power even when turned off which is what kills the battery. One other nice thing to know is always put...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
BMW R1200GS & Lawnmower Oil

In my mower I use Mobil1 Synthetic 20w50 V-Twin Oil which has kept the engine like brand new for 6 years.

I always use Mobil1 Synthetic 20w50 oil in my R1200GS which I change at 10,000 mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,083
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Torx Tools

One nice thing is I went to my local Sears store and in the Craftsman tool department they had Torx sockets and male bits that I bought which are for use with my 3/8" drive ratchet. They are...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 731
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
In the garage

Just one comment I have is I also keep my R1200GS in the garage and when I park it in the garage I have a BMW battery maintainer charger that I always hook up and use to keep the battery like new...
Forum: Face plant 06-28-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,072
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Ducking the Bullet Missing the Deer

I was riding down a country road by a wooded area and a deer ran out right in front of me as I was going 50mph and I hit the brakes hard and used the R1200GS ABS to not lock the front wheel and I did...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,706
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Avoiding Battery Problems

I have had the battery die each year when I bought my R1200GS in April of 2004. One nice thing to avoid having battery problems is I bought a BMW R1200GS battery maintenance charger from my dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,305
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Battery Maintenance

One thing I have experienced is the R1200GS always continues to use electrical power after you turn it off. One thing I do to preserve the battery is I have a BMW battery maintaining charger you plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My Way

One really nice thing to use is Stabil because when you add it to the gas in the tank if there is water it breaks the water down and solves the problem. I use it all the time and I had serious issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,583
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My R1200GS

I bought mine back in April of 2004 and it is a 2005 model. It is really nice that it was one of the first ones imported into the U.S. and it is really reliable since the first few were carefully...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 5,888
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Mobil Super Synthetic 15w-50

I always use the Mobil Super Synthetic 15w-50 since it is extremely high quality oil and keeps my R1200GS engine like new! I also buy it at Wal-Mart to get it for $25 which is an excellent price and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,003
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My Recall Notice

One nice thing for me is that I got my NHTSA recall notice 2 weeks ago :deal

And then I called my dealer and they told me that they will call me when the flange reinforcement rings arrive so I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
New Part of the Thread

One other thing to be aware of is if you have pain in your knees which is mostly caused by Osteoarthritis! I have it in my knees and it caused a lot of pain because the cartilage in the knees is...
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Wink I Fell Yesterday

I fell yesterday while riding through a sub-division area where the road passed under the surface of a shallow stream. When I got to the stream it was only 6 inches deep and as I crossed it I...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,028
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
My GPS

One nice thing for me is I bought a Garmin 276C which is pretty old but it was made for fishing boats back when it was supported by Garmin. I got it because it is waterproof and even though it's old...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Battery Maint!

I have a battery charger made by BMW specifically for the R1200GS and I use it every time I park the bike and it has worked well to preserve battery life for me. In the past I had to replace the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,133
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
I do truly love mine!!!

Nice for me is my R1200GS is so incredibly reliable and it runs super well!!! I got one of the very first ones that were brought into the U.S. and because of that I don't have any of the problems the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 16,003
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Recall Notice

I got the fuel pump recall notice last week and called my dealer and he told me he would call me when they got the parts in stock so I can ride in and get it done. One nice thing for me is I have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,234
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Torx

Just to toss in my opinion I did actually buy my 3/8th's drive Craftsman Torx bits at Sears and they are truly great super high quality tools and work really well. I hope everyone accepts that.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,763
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
R1200GS Replacement Battery

Since I have a 2005 R1200GS that killed the battery every year for 8 years and I keep it on the BMW battery maintaining charger every time I have it sitting in the garage to add life to them. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,344
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Just a friendly response

Hi Jim, I understand and the one thing for me is the Battleax tires are really good in the rain! One other tire I really like in the rain is the Michelin Anakee since that was the best tire I ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,344
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Paved Road Tires

I started using paved road tires on my R1200GS and the Bridgestone Battleax is what I got and they are really durable and I have gotten over 12,000 miles on them. The bike also handles incredibly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,017
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Synthetic Oil Use

Just FYI I've been using Mobil 1 20W50 V-Twin Synthetic in my 2005 R1200GS and it is truly excellent. I have just over 38,000 miles on it and the engine is like brand new.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
R1200GS Brake Pads

I just changed all the pads on my 2005 R1200GS and used the EBC sintered pads. They are awesome. Just like Jim VonBaden said they are so much less expensive than the BMW pads and they're working...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,714
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Oil Change

I understand and have been using Mobil 1 20W50 V-Twin synthetic for years and it is truly awesome. I buy it at Advance Auto Parts which is where I can always find it locally since I live in Illinois....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,335
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Laugh My Age

I've been riding for over 50 years and I raced for 12 years. I bought my R1200GS back in April of 2004 when the first ones were brought to the USA and mine is one of the very first ones imported into...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4,352
Views: 656,656
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
What I Did

I had the headlight & parking light burn out and I went to Advance Auto Parts and the really awesome thing is they have a Sylvania H7 premium headlight bulb for $14.95 and it is 40% brighter and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-10-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,747
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Overcoming tech issues with Base Camp

Just to help out if you have an issue with Base Camp (BC) call Garmin Tech Support. Those folks are always so helpful. Super nice and I have had a few issues and they always got me through the...
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,529
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Bird Collisions

Since they fly into things all the time you now know where the term "Bird Brain" as a description for idiocy came from. I had a bird hit my windshield once as I was approaching an overpass. It zoomed...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
R1200GS Battery Appetite

After riding my R1200GS for 8 years I know what is going on with batteries. They do use battery capacity while just sitting. I got a software update last year which the Dealer explained had a change...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Mobil 1 Synthetic Gear Oil

I do change the gear oil periodically and just did it. I use the Mobil 1 LS 75W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube and it works amazingly well. When I drain it, it always looks like it was just put in. The...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,692
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Gravel

Sorry about your friend and I hope he comes out okay. On the soap I recommend surgical soap with Betadine. It is a disinfectant which is excellent for cleaning wounds. You can go to your Pharmacy and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Synth vs. Dino

As an added comment I've been running Mobil 1 20w-50 V-Twin Synthetic oil in my 2005 R-1200GS for years. I use synth since it is just oil and very high quality and as others have stated more...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,316
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Lives Left

8 since I'm still on the top one number 9. . . . :-) My closest call was a huge racing crash 40 years ago. Went over a jump at the top of a downhill section we called the launching pad. An uphill...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,316
Posted By 5 Hour Butt
Ducking the Bullet

After 50 years of riding (12 years old to now) and 12 years of racing from 18 to 30 I still have a pretty good ability to duck the bullet. The cagers are going in a seriously bad direction. They're...
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