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Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
You need to loosen the tank and lift it back...

You need to loosen the tank and lift it back about 3 inches to access the bolt that secures the shock (top end) under the gas tank . No need to remove the tank completely. It was daunting for me at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
They are still working great for me. No leaks or...

They are still working great for me. No leaks or fade so far. I have rode a few 500 mile weekends over varied terrain with and without panniers and the suspension has performed well. With the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By backspinnn
Sounds expensive. I would find a way to fix it...

Sounds expensive. I would find a way to fix it or render it in a fixed position. Tapping and rethreading bits is very easy and cheap. You could even make a small L bracket with a screw to position...
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 72,845
Posted By backspinnn
Just mounted my panniers tonight after sitting in...

Just mounted my panniers tonight after sitting in the garage for six months. They look good on the GS, now I need a matching top box. Any holan top boxes coming?
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 21,697
Posted By backspinnn
I need a top box for my 09 r1200gs. Get some...

I need a top box for my 09 r1200gs. Get some prices out on the web!
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 592,811
Posted By backspinnn
I second teizms needing some short stocky sizing....

I second teizms needing some short stocky sizing. If they sold 2xl shorts, I would have ordered already. Damned 48-50 inch chest cursing me on a 5'9" frame.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,250
Posted By backspinnn
The bags look nice. I ordered a Holan pannier...

The bags look nice. I ordered a Holan pannier set off the initial order and ended up with the cheaper Happy Trails mounting hardware. I put the racks on, but I still haven't mounted the bags. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2010, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,462
Posted By backspinnn
The Wilbers ESA solved my short leg syndrome and...

The Wilbers ESA solved my short leg syndrome and the suspension improvement is top notch. I only lowered mine 35mm.

+1 on Herman @ www.HermanUSA.com (http://www.HermanUSA.com)

He is a great...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,760
Posted By backspinnn
MT43 worked great for me on all surfaces in Moab....

MT43 worked great for me on all surfaces in Moab. My buddies were riding desert ITs and had issues with rocky loose terrain there. The MT43 was like cheating with 6-8psi on my 450 EXC. No pinch...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By backspinnn
The front shock will take about an hour to remove...

The front shock will take about an hour to remove and less to replace. The shock upgrade is worth the cost and feel many times over.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,112
Posted By backspinnn
With the wilbers ESA shocks you get your stock...

With the wilbers ESA shocks you get your stock shocks back minus the motorized portion, so you can go back to stock ESA.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,022
Posted By backspinnn
HID for cheapness and bang for the buck ...

HID for cheapness and bang for the buck

Wilbers ESA for improved rideability and versatility
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,281
Posted By backspinnn
15.2k GS premium with spokes.

15.2k GS premium with spokes.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By backspinnn
I have an R1200GS set that I received from them,...

I have an R1200GS set that I received from them, but I have not installed them yet. They look great and the racks are beefy and supposedly Touratech type design. Holan used to make most of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
The centerstand issue is the least of my worries....

The centerstand issue is the least of my worries. I can get my neighborhood welder to cut off an inch or so of the centerstand and then re-weld it. The sidestand actually still works fine, but an...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,989
Posted By backspinnn
The holan bags have some serious bang for the...

The holan bags have some serious bang for the buck.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
I have a 30 inch inseam. I was on my tip toes on...

I have a 30 inch inseam. I was on my tip toes on both sides before, now I am really close but not quite flat footing with the 35mm lower. It feels so much better now. Before I could not back it up...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
I took a nice 80 mile ride today and tried to hit...

I took a nice 80 mile ride today and tried to hit as much varied terrain as possible. The Wilbers WESA suspension is truly better at every setting I tried out. I started off slabbing it to the back...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
Standard is stock height for a GS. I am on an 09...

Standard is stock height for a GS. I am on an 09 GS. Mine was gone about 4 weeks, but I sent it right before Xmas and they were shut down for a few days. I think you could probably order the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By backspinnn
I really like the ESA features, but I wanted...

I really like the ESA features, but I wanted higher performance than the standard ESA settings. The Wilbers upgrade accomplished the feel I was looking for while retaining the adjustability of ESA. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
I was offered standard height, 35 mm lower, or...

I was offered standard height, 35 mm lower, or 65mm lower.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2010, 06:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
The demanding coupling is mating the new Wilbers...

The demanding coupling is mating the new Wilbers shock body and spring with the existing OEM ESA actuators. It is the portion that actually makes adjustments when we push the magic ESA button.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
I figured I would take a pic of the guts of the...

I figured I would take a pic of the guts of the old system they sent back to me to clarify things. Almost everything is replaced with actual Wilbers components except for the motor/actuator part...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
I won mine in the ADVRider vendor giveaway in...

I won mine in the ADVRider vendor giveaway in December. The price was right! I had to pay for shipping. I am not sure what the final price would be, but I figure around $1349 plus shipping from...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2010, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
Here is the process that I experienced. 1....

Here is the process that I experienced.

1. Removed my shocks
2. Sent shocks to Herman in Florida @ http://www.hermanusa.com
3. Wilbers Germany built new shocks to my specs and mailed them to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By backspinnn
Mine were built at the Wilbers factory in Germany...

Mine were built at the Wilbers factory in Germany and then shipped to Herman @ Wheels & Wings per my request for final assembly. Basically you send your shocks to Herman with your performance...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,175
Posted By backspinnn
Just installed my Wilbers WESA suspension!

The new suspension arrived at last! The wife called today and said a 41lb box from Wheels & Wings arrived. My bike has been apart for just over a month now, mostly because of the holiday season and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,231
Posted By backspinnn
Try cutting off the heated hand grips. Mine...

Try cutting off the heated hand grips. Mine mis-fire if the grips are turned on.
Forum: Vendors 12-31-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 72,845
Posted By backspinnn
I will let you know how it turns out. The bags...

I will let you know how it turns out. The bags and racks look very nice, I just don't have the hardware to complete the deal, but I am pretty sure holanusa is going to come through. Rob offered to...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 12-31-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,949
Posted By backspinnn
PMed you a special file. On a 650 or lower you...

PMed you a special file. On a 650 or lower you will have a damned tough half day! Anything bigger and you may sleep in the bush!
Forum: Vendors 12-29-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 72,845
Posted By backspinnn
Pissed Got my R1200GS pannier kit today from Holan USA. ...

Got my R1200GS pannier kit today from Holan USA.

Good:
- The cases look good on the outside
- The racks look good uninstalled
- Mounting hardware to secure panniers to racks looks nice
-...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,503
Posted By backspinnn
Gaerne SG10 or 12

Gaerne SG10 or 12
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 72,845
Posted By backspinnn
Updates?

Updates?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By backspinnn
The esa removal was no joke on the front shock. ...

The esa removal was no joke on the front shock. I destroyed a cheap T30 bit, so I had to go buy a quality set mid uninstall. Since I have all of the body work off and the tank loose, is there...
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 72,845
Posted By backspinnn
Any updates on the arrival?

Any updates on the arrival?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,643
Posted By backspinnn
Tips for removing ESA shocks?

Anyone got any tips for removing the ESA front shock? The rear was a piece of cake if you let the air out of your tire. The front seems to have quite a few points that are screwed down. The top...
Forum: Vendors 12-14-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By backspinnn
Dirk, Great news and it couldn't come at a...

Dirk,

Great news and it couldn't come at a better time. My wife is having our first son on December 16th, so it is the perfect time for the bike to be down for upgrades. With no shocks...
Forum: Vendors 12-14-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,715
Posted By backspinnn
PM Sent. Guilty of loving tamales

PM Sent. Guilty of loving tamales
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2009, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 472
Posted By backspinnn
Fort Worth BMW is probably your best bet. ...

Fort Worth BMW is probably your best bet. Lonestar is good if you're willing to drive.
Forum: Vendors 12-13-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By backspinnn
I am going to sign up. I have an 09 GS w/ESA...

I am going to sign up. I have an 09 GS w/ESA that isn't even dirty yet. The stock ESA is ok, but it does feel a little harsher than I expected.
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