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Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,796
Posted By Forrest39
Hate to be the nay-sayer... but mine was built...

Hate to be the nay-sayer... but mine was built 01-02-14 and I took delivery 03-05-14. Granted there was especially bad weather in the NJ area for most of February which probably slowed it up quite a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,587
Posted By Forrest39
I pulled the same trigger on friday for my '14...

I pulled the same trigger on friday for my '14 12GS. I read Toowooba's report and Jetspeed's and decided to have at it. Post some pix of your setup when you can!
Cheers, -Kevin
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,773
Posted By Forrest39
I got a response from the Z-Technik folks who...

I got a response from the Z-Technik folks who said that the v-stream is a little wide on the lower part of the screen and that it would not work with bark busters. Thanks for the responses!
-Kevin
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-03-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,773
Posted By Forrest39
F700GS tall windscreen with Barkbusters

Anybody successfully install a tall windscreen on a F700GS that is compatible with Barkbusters? With the OEM screen, there is about 1/2" clearance.
I like the stream, but after looking at this...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,372
Posted By Forrest39
Regardless of its category, it's useful to...

Regardless of its category, it's useful to de-squeak these boots! I have the Adventure rain non-gorertex type and they squeaked forever until I hosed down the hinged areas with WD-40. It made all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 80,517
Posted By Forrest39
FWIW, My 12GSW was assembled Jan 2nd 2014 (by a...

FWIW,
My 12GSW was assembled Jan 2nd 2014 (by a hung-over Bavarian no doubt...) and installed Touratech upper and lower crash bars. While everything didn't line up exactly, it was pretty close. I...
Forum: Vendors 04-02-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 113,261
Posted By Forrest39
more globescout images...

I posted this in the luggage thread, but maybe it would be more useful here for this considering Globescouts... Here's a link to the original post.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,356
Posted By Forrest39
Yep! That splains it! I actually didn't know...

Yep! That splains it!
I actually didn't know there was a wifi version. I was thinking Bluetooth.
Thanks Jim,
-Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,356
Posted By Forrest39
The WiFi is all phone compatible. I used it on my...

The WiFi is all phone compatible. I used it on my iPhone, tablet, laptop and Droid.

Jim,
Is that a beta that you have images of on your iPhone and tablet? The hexcode website says that the iPhone...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,356
Posted By Forrest39
I think I remember reading somewhere that they...

I think I remember reading somewhere that they were working on an iPhone compatible unit... That would be worth waiting for!
-Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,714
Posted By Forrest39
FWIW, I have had my 12GSW for a few weeks, and...

FWIW, I have had my 12GSW for a few weeks, and have had the body panels off a few times already installing crash bars, lights, rocket-launcher...
I have found this pretty handy and will carry it in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 967
Posted By Forrest39
Depends on what you will use it for...

In 2011 when I was looking for my first 'big bike' I decided on a new wee-strom. Wonderful bike in every respect. I added the usual upgrades to mitigate the turbulence issues and a fork brace to help...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 210,162
Posted By Forrest39
Laugh Globescout cases on a '14 GSW

It took about 3 months to get here from Turkey, but well worth the wait. LM cycles turned them very quickly. Well done to Paul and his crew! :clap

The fit and finish is excellent. Directions were...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,500
Posted By Forrest39
Szazbo, Boy you really went to town with that...

Szazbo,
Boy you really went to town with that bag! Thats a really good idea to swap out the tall bushings with washers; the installed setup looks a bit odd. The Daypack II lends well to hide...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,500
Posted By Forrest39
Rev, I am using the same one Szszbo has - the...

Rev,
I am using the same one Szszbo has - the 'Daypack II'. I had the Engage bag on my Vstrom, and took it off and laid it down on top the the GSW tank. It looked to me --> though I may be mistaken...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,500
Posted By Forrest39
Bags-connection Daypack2

I mounted this on my '14 GSW. It fits well and is mama-bear size (not too big, not too small...). It has provisions for a GPS mount that I had left over from the engage bag that I from my previous...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,053
Posted By Forrest39
The dealer in San Jose called me on a Friday two...

The dealer in San Jose called me on a Friday two weeks ago. Said it was just leaving NJ via truck. They had it ready for pickup at noon the following Wednesday.

Hope that helps!

-Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,053
Posted By Forrest39
Got mine last week after waiting 3 months. Spent...

Got mine last week after waiting 3 months. Spent the last three days putting on 545 miles. I have the break in service next week.

If you are in the waiting line, hang in there. It will very much...
Forum: Vendors 03-13-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 783
Views: 113,261
Posted By Forrest39
Yyaaaaaayyyyy!!!!!!

I'm glad I ordered when I did! My new 12GS just got here so the timing couldn't be better. I'm sure it will be worth the wait!! :wings

Cheers, -Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 928,852
Posted By Forrest39
Break in ride!

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy52/kevinjakey/IMG_4959_zpsd0c25124.jpeg
I'm blessed with the CA weather. Now I know why I pay out the a$$ in taxes! aside from the wind, it was the most fun I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Forrest39
Aw man... :becca I didn't really ask the...

Aw man... :becca
I didn't really ask the dealer if it would work or not. I just figured I would put a relay in place of the aux lamps and I'd be on my way. I wasn't counting on some über-fancy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 591,566
Posted By Forrest39
I think you might be on to something here!...

I think you might be on to something here! :queenie
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 591,566
Posted By Forrest39
Actually it is LED. A bit pricey, but I robbed...

Actually it is LED. A bit pricey, but I robbed the bank ONE time so I made it count! :chace


-Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
Posted By Forrest39
2014 R1200GSW OEM Aux lighting wiring question...

I picked up my new beauty today :clap and a few bells and whistles. Among them were the OEM LED Aux Lighting harness and switch. My plan is to install the harness and pretty switch to some Cyclops...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 591,566
Posted By Forrest39
Finally got 'THE CALL' from the dealer!!!

... And I couldn't sign my life away fast enough!

I'm so lucky! The bike has such an awesome feel...

http://i777.photobucket.com/albums/yy52/kevinjakey/IMG_7022_zpsf305ed1b.jpg
Makes me feel...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,053
Posted By Forrest39
I asked the dealer about this too and he said he...

I asked the dealer about this too and he said he had no means of finding the ship name... I'd be very curious how to find that information!
-Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,053
Posted By Forrest39
Woo Hoo!

Dealer called and said my 12GSW is on the truck from NJ! Hopefully end of next week I can ride it home!
-Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Forrest39
Thanks for that response poolside. The can-opener...

Thanks for that response poolside. The can-opener would certainly be a clean way to accomplish what I am trying to do, but would probably be a replacement for the Skene controller. I am not using...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Forrest39
A little more info..

Sorry. Shoulda added this... I have an IQ-175A aux LED dimmer/controller. I will hook up to the LED headlight assembly. I saw a post about using a pin with a wire soldered to it and inserting it into...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By Forrest39
High beam signal for 12GSW with LED headlight?

If this has been answered already please don't shoot!

My 12GSW should arrive in the next few weeks and my pile-o-farkles is about to tip over. I purchased a Skene aux lighting dimmer/controller....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,796
Posted By Forrest39
When did you order? Thanks! -Kevin

When did you order?
Thanks! -Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,796
Posted By Forrest39
I emailed the dealer in early January and he said...

I emailed the dealer in early January and he said it was built the week before (great - hopefully not by hung-over Bavarians...).
The dealer did return a call today to say that they stil know...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 138,796
Posted By Forrest39
By chance did your 'ship come in' within the last...

By chance did your 'ship come in' within the last few days too? My crystal ball is a little hazy and the dealer is providing rectal data...:topes
-Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,053
Posted By Forrest39
I know patience is a virtue and all... ... But...

I know patience is a virtue and all...
... But we are having unseasonably warm temperatures this February and I have no road bikes in the barn! The vstrom sold in 12 hours so I musta screwed that up...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,708
Posted By Forrest39
I had the Engage tank bag on my vstrom. The...

I had the Engage tank bag on my vstrom. The locking system worked well, but the controller for the heated grips interfered with the bag slightly when the bars were moved all the way to the left stop....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,053
Posted By Forrest39
Excellent! I'll try to get the ship info out of...

Excellent! I'll try to get the ship info out of the dealer.
Anybody know how they get from NJ to the west coast? Train? Truck? Horse and buggy?
Cheers, -Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,053
Posted By Forrest39
Ordered a 1200GS last month. How to track it?

Hi All,

I sold the Vstrom yesterday:cry so step one is complete...

I have read that some could find out where their ordered bikes are through various stages of transport. All I know is that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 80,517
Posted By Forrest39
A month or so out...

Mr. BMW says my 1200gsw is on its way to San Jose and to expect it early February. I ordered TT upper and lower bars and they showed up yesterday. I'm wondering now if I shoulda waited another month...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,020
Posted By Forrest39
I am planning a similar installation. The best...

I am planning a similar installation. The best solution I have found is to use a Skene Design dimmer module. I have contacted them and they have said that the module's control wire can be tapped into...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,599
Posted By Forrest39
Thanks so much for the replies. That fills the...

Thanks so much for the replies. That fills the square for my second noob question! :y0!
Cheers! -Kevin
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