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Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,961
Posted By Dave T.
I had Olins on my 06 GSand it greatly improved...

I had Olins on my 06 GSand it greatly improved the handling on the pavement. On the dirt I found the Olins harsh. I bought an 09 GS with ESA. It handles very close to the Olins bike on pavement. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 820
Posted By Dave T.
I've used Nikon's professionally for nearly 40...

I've used Nikon's professionally for nearly 40 years. That said I'm not totally Nikon prejudiced. Canon and Olympus make very good cameras too.

There are a few things to consider. Do you want...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Dave T.
Throttle play

I have an 09 GS that seems to have more free play in the throttle than others that I have tried. How do I tighten the throttle cable?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By Dave T.
+1 on the Wolfman. Very well made and easy to...

+1 on the Wolfman. Very well made and easy to install. Plus the folks at Wolfamn are great to work with.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Dave T.
Two Brothers Exhaust

Has anyone used a Two Brothers Exhaust on their 1200GS? If so, how was the sound? Was it easy to install? Did it affect fuel milage?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,656
Posted By Dave T.
I had Ohlins on my '06 and opted for the ESA on...

I had Ohlins on my '06 and opted for the ESA on my '09. The Ohlins made the '06 feel like it was on rails, but was harsher on rough roads and dirt. The ESA Sport setting is close to the Ohlins from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By Dave T.
Have you tried a McCuff? It is a rubber gizmo...

Have you tried a McCuff? It is a rubber gizmo that goes into the filler opening. Not only does it make it easier to use the PITA nozzles, it also guarantees a completely full tank without spilage....
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By Dave T.
Problems With PIAA X-Country's

I installed a pair of the PIAA Cross Countrys on my GS in December. The first one died about three weeks later. PIAA said they had a batch with bad ballasts and they replaced it. The second one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,120
Posted By Dave T.
I had an '06 with Ohlins, that I totaled. The '09...

I had an '06 with Ohlins, that I totaled. The '09 replacement has ESA. Comparing the Ohlins to the ESA, the Ohlins made the bike handle just a bit better on the road. The trade out was that the ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,981
Posted By Dave T.
I've had both. The Ohlins on my '06 GS made...

I've had both. The Ohlins on my '06 GS made significant difference in handling. The bike felt like it was on rails in the twisties, but it also made the chuck holes on the country roads a bunch...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2008, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Dave T.
I'm in California, so there is every pollution...

I'm in California, so there is every pollution control device know to man and bureaucrats on the bike...

Simon, I would still like to see your mounting setup. It may spur some ideas.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2008, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 526
Posted By Dave T.
Question Mounting a Stebel Nautilus on a 09 GS w/ESA

I just picked up an 09 GS to replace my 06 that met an untimely end. I've been adding some farkles that I had on my 06. When I started mount a Stebel Nautilus, I found there is a whole lot more...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,591
Posted By Dave T.
I put a pair on my '06 and absolutely love them. ...

I put a pair on my '06 and absolutely love them. I shortend the brake lever to compensate for the touchy servos.

The only problem I had was with the clutch lever. I had it set to the closest...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,468
Posted By Dave T.
I call my 06 Wiley. Because when I looked into...

I call my 06 Wiley. Because when I looked into the headlights they had that same raised eyebrow stare that Wiley Coyote had every time he had an "Oh Shit!!!" moment in a roadrunner cartoon.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Dave T.
Didn't mean to be misleading, that's just what I...

Didn't mean to be misleading, that's just what I was told.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By Dave T.
New foam air filter for the 12GS

I stopped by my Local dealer, BMW of Fresno, to pick-up a new air filter after a dusty trip to Death Valley.

Instead of the OEM paper, AL the parts guy, suggested I try a new oil foam filter they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Dave T.
It is a 12. what order should I pull in the...

It is a 12. what order should I pull in the clutch, before or after I turn on the ignition?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By Dave T.
Problem with igniton lock out.

I tipped my bike over last week with it landing on its left side. It was at walking speed and past some minor cosmetic scuffs, the only problem I've encounterd is with the igniton lockout on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,526
Posted By Dave T.
I've used both the Wunderlich and...

I've used both the Wunderlich and Throttlemeister. I found the the Wunderlich harder to use because of the direction in which it locks. Secondly I had to screw around with homemade shims to make it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By Dave T.
Another strong endorsement for Ernie's skid...

Another strong endorsement for Ernie's skid plate. Just got back from a Death Valley where I slammed into a square-edged wash out. I hit hard enough to bottom out the suspension. When I checked...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,393
Posted By Dave T.
I bought some Cee Bailey liners for my Varios and...

I bought some Cee Bailey liners for my Varios and they work great. Much easier to haul in out of hotels that the hard bags.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By Dave T.
Thanks!

Thanks for the heads up on the switch on the clutch. It was a five minute fix that would have taken about one hundred years to figure out on my own... Perhaps you should offer your services as tech...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2007, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,170
Posted By Dave T.
Wunderlich Problems

I bought some Wunderlich farkles for my '06 GS and ran into some weird frustrations. The first was the throttle lock. After mounting it, I found that it took several turns to lock the throttle in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 445
Posted By Dave T.
Problem with headlight guard

I recently bought a Parabellum windshield and found that the weather strip that they have around the headlights kept me from using my Touratech wire mesh headlight guard. Has anyone tried the...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By Dave T.
I just bought a pair and used them on a street...

I just bought a pair and used them on a street ride on my 12GS. Seem very comfortable with great support. A lttle clunky when trying to shift. They may need to break in more and I need to get used...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2006, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Dave T.
I have the Explorer on my 12GS. Works great. ...

I have the Explorer on my 12GS. Works great. Doesn't get in the way and carries more stuff than I need.

For what it's worth I hooked the rear straps on to the bracket that holds the manual. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 617,072
Posted By Dave T.
Tobinators and TT windshield brace

I've just put on Tobinators and a Laminar Lip. Seems to have cleaned up the air. I am getting more "flutter" off the top of the windsceen. Has anyone tried using a TT windshield brace with...
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