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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 07:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,289
Posted By Chumley
Thanks Jeff, I called the dealer and he said...

Thanks Jeff,

I called the dealer and he said that the option numbers preceding the description will also tell you what the option is. In this case the low suspension option is 499 so I checked and...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,289
Posted By Chumley
I have the vin and checked the build thanks to...

I have the vin and checked the build thanks to NLS.

I ordered the factory lowered option. How can I tell if it has it since I can't read German and they create their own words?

So did the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 339,386
Posted By Chumley
Maybe that's how it works where you live but not...

Maybe that's how it works where you live but not from what I have seen in the U.S. and more specifically California. Owner of the shop and sales manager at the shop I go to most have them and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Chumley
Speed King, I appreciate the link but I was...

Speed King,

I appreciate the link but I was counting on the vast enthusiasm for all things GS to populate this thread for me while I napped... :hide

Okay, what was I thinking...:uhoh

Good...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 339,386
Posted By Chumley
They fix them because they have enjoyed them and...

They fix them because they have enjoyed them and want more?

I won't defend BMW from a reliability standpoint but I don't think I would defend any other either, at least none that I'd want to own....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Chumley
Speed King, Thanks for the pic, actually...

Speed King,

Thanks for the pic, actually seeing the fangs painted helps a lot. I think this works particularly well with your paint color.

Did you have to remove the "GS" lettering from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,193
Posted By Chumley
Alternate paint schemes for GS LC

I am getting ready to receive a new standard GS in a few weeks and already know that I want to change the painted body panel colors a mandarin orange with a little more orange in it. But what about...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Chumley
CapOne, I like that one but I think I just got...

CapOne, I like that one but I think I just got myself sold on a rear view camera. Anyone know of anything that might fit?

Thanks.


Chumley
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 845
Posted By Chumley
Alternate use for the Nav V cradle

Well I don't know if this has been discussed before but I have a question for you all.

I have a new 2015 GS (I'm old school so want to use the BMW designation of GSA for ABS equipped but I guess...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,811
Posted By Chumley
I certainly understand where the OP is coming...

I certainly understand where the OP is coming from.

I had an '04 GSA Adventure and then an '05 GSA. The change was dramatic to me. I actually traded the Adventure for the new standard GSA straight...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,754
Posted By Chumley
Anyone try the AeroFlow windscreens? They are...

Anyone try the AeroFlow windscreens? They are quite reduced in size from their normal large and complex assemblies (and sometimes grotesque looking) but have the reputation for getting it right....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chumley
Svtride, That is exactly the info I am...

Svtride,

That is exactly the info I am looking for. This goes onto the parts wish list.

Last time the winglets fit both models of GS, I wonder if BMW might consider adding something to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,631
Posted By Chumley
My '04 GSA Adventure, '05 GSA, and '11 R1200R did...

My '04 GSA Adventure, '05 GSA, and '11 R1200R did not surge but had issues like ABS weirdness, instrument cluster cluster fuck, dead batteries and such. Some common and some not so common problems...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,289
Posted By Chumley
I guess my bike may be on a ship with you guys....

I guess my bike may be on a ship with you guys. It had a born on date of 08.29.2014. Hmmm... it appears to be a Friday bike... I wonder...

Anyway, feel pretty good that it was not built the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,631
Posted By Chumley
JetSpeed, The funny thing is the only...

JetSpeed,

The funny thing is the only problem I ever had was going to altitude with carburetors, and maybe a gummed up jet or two if I let the bike sit too long.

Sometimes I miss the simpler...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,631
Posted By Chumley
Wow, that seems pretty slow for 3rd gear. What...

Wow, that seems pretty slow for 3rd gear. What RPMs are you turning at that speed. I wouldn't be surprised if even a well running bike surges, or I expect bucks, at that gear and speed. Am I just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,631
Posted By Chumley
I have had snatchy throttle response and...

I have had snatchy throttle response and generally overly sensitive fuel injection but I have had the surging issue only on my BMWs. Of all of them only the early F650GS and the '03 R1150R. It was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,631
Posted By Chumley
Cleaning my garage recently I found a manual for...

Cleaning my garage recently I found a manual for a Techlusion 256 (I think that's what it read). It took me back to my first fuel injected motorcycle, a 2001 F650GS with ABS. It surged so bad that on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,029
Posted By Chumley
Jetspeed, That PPS battery option actually...

Jetspeed,

That PPS battery option actually makes me feel pretty good about the keyless start system. My last BMW was a 2011 R1200R and I got the most stripped down version I could find since I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,029
Posted By Chumley
Okay, so is there a steering wheel option with...

Okay, so is there a steering wheel option with this keyless system? I have it ordered on my bike and one of my concerns was whether or not I might need risers, maybe not a concern anymore... If it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chumley
Stride, Interesting to hear. I remember now...

Stride,

Interesting to hear. I remember now that we did call them winglets.

Any pictures?

Thanks.


Chumley
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By Chumley
LC Adventure air deflectors fit on standard GS?

On my 2005 GS I put the Adventure air deflectors that are attached to the bodywork next to the gas tank on my standard GS. Those models shared the same panels so it was an easy job.

The new LC GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,631
Posted By Chumley
Well let's see. I just ordered a new 2015 and...

Well let's see. I just ordered a new 2015 and this kind of sucks. As a person who sold off his 2001 F650GS and 2003 R1150R due to surging this is disconcerting to say the least. At this point I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,682
Posted By Chumley
I hope that members would ask Meursault before...

I hope that members would ask Meursault before sending more e-mails directly to the Miami shop.

This is a matter of real money for him and unless he asks us to intervene and bitch out the shop,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,682
Posted By Chumley
Meursault, God I hope this ends up in the...

Meursault,

God I hope this ends up in the win column for you quickly. It will be a spiritual win for all of us who fear that the person trusted with our lives could get away with this crap and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,682
Posted By Chumley
Well, the cracked flange and FD issue has, along...

Well, the cracked flange and FD issue has, along with the old surging and stalling and ABS issues, left me surprised.

I have held BMW in such high regard up until my myriad of issues that I am...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,682
Posted By Chumley
Have I told you how much that cracked flange...

Have I told you how much that cracked flange issue has me worked up...?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,682
Posted By Chumley
Tuckers, Good point on the age of the bike,...

Tuckers,

Good point on the age of the bike, the FD haze blinded me...

In general BMW's overall policy and public reaction regarding the FDs has me disappointed but it has not effected me...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,682
Posted By Chumley
I look at this whole nightmare with two reasons...

I look at this whole nightmare with two reasons to continue watching this thread.

One, to see just what the Miami shop will do. And to hopefully hear that they will get spanked for this atrocity....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,883
Posted By Chumley
JoeDuck, You can order the white with the...

JoeDuck,

You can order the white with the black drivetrain and frame, it is the only one you can get with the black bits right now.

What I was trying for was white with standard silver...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,883
Posted By Chumley
Just ordered a standard 2015 GS. :clap I was...

Just ordered a standard 2015 GS. :clap

I was amazed at how difficult it is to order a bike. You can't just go in and say I want to order a bike with this option and that option and then send the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,883
Posted By Chumley
Better?

Better?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,883
Posted By Chumley
Colors, kind of...

Colors, kind of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,883
Posted By Chumley
Kind of hard to read but the best I can do... ...

Kind of hard to read but the best I can do...

Beware, under options the codes and price should move down 1 line after code 221.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,883
Posted By Chumley
Does this help? Can't get it any bigger. Edit:...

Does this help? Can't get it any bigger. Edit: skip down it is the same size but clearer. You'll have to zoom from here.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,262
Posted By Chumley
Agreed. Chumley

Agreed.

Chumley
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,170
Posted By Chumley
What worries me these days is all of the...

What worries me these days is all of the technology and how much it costs to replace items tied to this technology, e.g. ABS systems and ESA systems.

You can either purchase an extended warranty...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 20,254
Posted By Chumley
Back in the late sixties and early seventies...

Back in the late sixties and early seventies Japanese bikes were "expected" to last maybe 10,000 miles. In 1976 I had a choice between a Norton 850 Commando or a Kawi Z1 (actually also a Triumph...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,660
Views: 339,386
Posted By Chumley
Mr vegasgs, I believe that there was never a...

Mr vegasgs,

I believe that there was never a reference to dealers directly in the "repair reaming" comment so I personally am at a loss to understand the tangent you took.

Also, from what I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,064,923
Posted By Chumley
Hmmm.. makes me think that a transformer mated...

Hmmm.. makes me think that a transformer mated with one of those spikey ships from Star Trek and someone splashed some Salvadore Dali on it...

My brain kind of hurts right now so I'm going back to...
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