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Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4,139
Views: 567,606
Posted By wbrisett
Are these for the heated seats?

Are these for the heated seats?
Forum: Orange Crush 10-19-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By wbrisett
Thanks! That's why they do it... the rack sits...

Thanks! That's why they do it... the rack sits around the exhaust. Thanks.
Forum: Orange Crush 10-18-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By wbrisett
1190 ADV two 45L Bags?

I currently own a GSA and stopped in to look at the 1190 ADV. I like it, a lot actually. I'm curious about something which the sales folks said could be done, but they also seemed like they just...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-03-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 83,659
Posted By wbrisett
I had to replace my Zumo 450 screen and both of...

I had to replace my Zumo 450 screen and both of the replacements I ordered while they worked, were much dimmer than the original screen. I verified that the brightness was at 100%, it's almost as if...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-04-2013, 01:20 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 24,915
Posted By wbrisett
Maybe it's just me, but I don't want all of that....

Maybe it's just me, but I don't want all of that. I have the Zumo 450 (No BT), it's not hooked up to anything. It give me my route silently and lets me import my routes created in Basecamp. That's...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 548
Posted By wbrisett
??? I watched the video, looks like standard sych...

??? I watched the video, looks like standard sych to me. What do you think the issue is?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,730
Posted By wbrisett
I realize this is an older thread that has been...

I realize this is an older thread that has been resurrected, but I had the Heideanu K76's on my GSA and liked those. They aren't much for dual sport, but if you're just doing fire roads and such,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-01-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 26,927
Posted By wbrisett
I just got back from a trip. I always put two GPS...

I just got back from a trip. I always put two GPS units on my GSA, my Zumo for streets and my DeLorme PN-40 for off-road. The only issue I really have with the PN-40 is the screen is way too small...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,508
Posted By wbrisett
could be, but then why is it that the last two...

could be, but then why is it that the last two cars I bought new used nitrogen to fill the tires? That cost money to the dealer and I don't think they are in it to lose money. ;)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,182
Posted By wbrisett
I got rid of my Tiger XC 800 and bought a GSA for...

I got rid of my Tiger XC 800 and bought a GSA for nearly the same reason. While the heat didn't bother me (I also use to ride a Buell Ulysses), the suspension was useless on the Tiger. For all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 02:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By wbrisett
That's a tell-tale sign that you probably have a...

That's a tell-tale sign that you probably have a broken wire going to the ignition switch or a bad switch (since it comes back after moving the handlebars, more likely a wire).

Wayne
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,472
Posted By wbrisett
This sounds exactly like what happened to me over...

This sounds exactly like what happened to me over the weekend.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=882618

I still haven't found the cause. It doesn't seem to be any of the normal...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By wbrisett
The only fault codes found by the GS911 were: ...

The only fault codes found by the GS911 were:

BMS-KP2

1 fault code found:
10109 Battery Voltage
The fault is not present now.

Integral ABS-2 - CAN
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By wbrisett
2011 GSA Loss of Power

Yesterday my wife and I decided to take a nice ride out of town to have lunch. All went well until we were about 3 miles from our destination. Turns out there was a triathlon in progress and traffic...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-21-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,641
Posted By wbrisett
You forgot the coolest feature, each (and why...

You forgot the coolest feature, each (and why they don't seem to hold as much as they should), each bag has double-walls. Between the walls, you can put 2L? or 3L? (I forget) of water as long as you...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,216
Posted By wbrisett
You saved me from drooling on it in the showroom....

You saved me from drooling on it in the showroom. Thanks! :D

I knew they were getting some in, but haven't had time to stop in to see them yet. Looks like I'll have to wait now since I think they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2013, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,094,216
Posted By wbrisett
Speculation on the watercooled GSA, or has that...

Speculation on the watercooled GSA, or has that been mentioned by BMW somewhere and I missed it?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,480
Posted By wbrisett
There seems to be some back-and-forth in the...

There seems to be some back-and-forth in the review section on Sears. Does that socket work with the magnetic center piece? Some folks seem to recommend taking it out.

Wayne
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 26,024
Posted By wbrisett
Seems to be a growing trend

Seems lot of folks are now doing this:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856564&page=3
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,198
Posted By wbrisett
If you do any camping (and it looks like you do),...

If you do any camping (and it looks like you do), buy the water spigots for those bags. I had the black H&B version and that was a very nice option to have on them. However, be warned, it does make...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,066
Posted By wbrisett
Well now that we have weight issue finished...

Well now that we have weight issue finished (right). I'll jump in. I love the GSA for touring. On my first long trip with the GSA last year after I bought it I did take it out in the dirt. I didn't...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By wbrisett
NCK: You're right. There are many things to take...

NCK: You're right. There are many things to take into consideration. Width as well as distance from the ground all play into it. On the GS/GSA you also have the boxer engine sticking out the side....
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By wbrisett
One thing to note since you quoted it. My...

One thing to note since you quoted it. My original message (which I went back to correct) had 46.5-in. as the width, they are actually 43.5-in. The widest part of the barkbusters on the bike are just...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By wbrisett
So far, so good. Day three commuting with them...

So far, so good. Day three commuting with them and no issues at all. The real test will be in a few months (with more commuting time, day trips, then a much longer trip). I'll try to remember to...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By wbrisett
I don't know if I would call it an issue. It's...

I don't know if I would call it an issue. It's more of a preference. I'm quite happy with the bags 'as-is'. Other's may not be, but that's not because there is an issue or problem with them, but a...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By wbrisett
That's probably true on the visibility factor....

That's probably true on the visibility factor. The larger capacity is handy for those trips where you're bringing tent, camping gear, and everything else. I'm more of a 85-15% (road/off-road). Even...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By wbrisett
Ha! And I thought I was the only one who did...

Ha! And I thought I was the only one who did this.. The bonus is you can take off the changer for storage.
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By wbrisett
43.5-in. I remeasured last night. You've got 90...

43.5-in. I remeasured last night. You've got 90 litres for the panniers and another 7 with the toolkit. This is their first generation mounting, and from the photos I've seen of the newer boxes it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,188
Posted By wbrisett
In a nutshell that would be my only concern too....

In a nutshell that would be my only concern too. I would take both out (nearly every BMW will let you do test rides). See what you think. I do like the new look, but then I also liked the old look....
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2013, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By wbrisett
Initial Thoughts on Bumot 45L panniers

So, after a few replies after I installed the Bumot panniers on my '11 GSA, I thought it best to start its own thread.

I initially just posted a few photos in the thread "what did you do to your...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,087
Views: 816,979
Posted By wbrisett
Exactly. The bars are right around 42.5 -43" if...

Exactly. The bars are right around 42.5 -43" if memory serves me right. I did discover after my first pot hole this morning that I'm going to have to take the bars off tonight so I can check the left...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 5,087
Views: 816,979
Posted By wbrisett
Wife rode her R1200 with the SW Motech bars and...

Wife rode her R1200 with the SW Motech bars and H&B bags on it for 5 years which were wider. Never had a close call. Yes, they are a couple of inches wider than the BMW Vario bags, but not by much...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5,087
Views: 816,979
Posted By wbrisett
Took off my BMW Vario cases and put on the Bumot...

Took off my BMW Vario cases and put on the Bumot 45L panniers and 7L toolkit. :D

I have to say this is one of the most professional looking and easy to install sets of panniers I have ever put on....
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,441
Posted By wbrisett
Got them today! Can't wait to put them on the...

Got them today! Can't wait to put them on the GSA. Folks these are super sweet bags. I currently have the BMW system cases on, but after I put these on, I doubt I'll miss those at all.

Wayne
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-08-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By wbrisett
I still have the map updater on my netbook. But...

I still have the map updater on my netbook. But was surprised that the replacement for map updater didn't give me an option.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-08-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,261
Posted By wbrisett
Garmin Express

My wife is getting ready for a short trip, so I wanted to make sure the GPS was updated. I downloaded the newish Garmin Express software and while it seems to work fine, they seemed to have missed...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,289
Posted By wbrisett
Wow...

So, around the corner from me is a bolt company. I have been able to acquire pretty much any bolt or screw there for the past several years. I took the bolt off my 2011 GSA and told him I needed one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,289
Posted By wbrisett
M12x90MM??

I think this is a stock M12x90MM countersunk bolt. Anybody know for sure?

Wayne
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By wbrisett
I picked up my 2011 GSA used. It was sold back to...

I picked up my 2011 GSA used. It was sold back to the dealership, and basically was pre-farkled. Had the Vario system cases, additional fog lights, had a Wunderlich seat (which I hated ... seats are...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,508
Posted By wbrisett
Semper Fi, amazing how many former Devil Dogs...

Semper Fi, amazing how many former Devil Dogs there are lurking this board. ;)

As far as dealer support goes, I think BMW and Triumph are pretty much on equal terms. Yamaha beats pretty much...
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