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Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 13,510
Views: 1,335,149
Posted By uh72pilot
Cool! Thanks for the info. I'll stick with the...

Cool! Thanks for the info. I'll stick with the cheaper stuff.
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13,510
Views: 1,335,149
Posted By uh72pilot
Thanks for the info! I LOVED the BMW. I'm...

Thanks for the info! I LOVED the BMW. I'm military and may be leaving the country next year and didn't want to leave it sitting in the garage for a year or more collecting dust and spiders. I decided...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13,510
Views: 1,335,149
Posted By uh72pilot
Wink New KLR Rider!

Im joining the club!! Ill be trading in my 08 XR650L tomorrow for a new KLR 650! I had an R1200GS Adv in addition to the XR, but ended up selling it a few weeks ago so Ive decided to offload the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 63,319
Posted By uh72pilot
Test ride

I test rode one today and will be picking it up Thursday! I'm trading in an XR650L... the KLR is much smoother. The XR causes tingling in my hands after a 30 minutes or so... I'm thinking the KLR...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By uh72pilot
Yeah, I wonder if the mileage and age tends to...

Yeah, I wonder if the mileage and age tends to reduce the accuracy. Its definitely a good idea to test your gas mileage based on your riding style and go off of your trip meter instead of relying...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By uh72pilot
No problem! I always filled up when the light...

No problem! I always filled up when the light came on and could only fit around 7.2 gallons in it and I knew I could make it more than 40 or so miles on 1.5 gallons. It was already low so I figured...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By uh72pilot
Wow! 29 miles? Did you have extra fuel with you...

Wow! 29 miles? Did you have extra fuel with you or were you just testing it out?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By uh72pilot
Nice! Quite the capacity!

Nice! Quite the capacity!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By uh72pilot
It's just surprising to me. The book says 8.7,...

It's just surprising to me. The book says 8.7, and my salesman told me it was 9+. I never would have guessed 9.5+.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By uh72pilot
Well, I wasn't imagining things. I'm not just...

Well, I wasn't imagining things. I'm not just trying to be an optimist or share an unrealistic story. I ran it empty, as in, no fuel left in the tank... the engine died. Then I added 2 gallons from a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By uh72pilot
2012 1200GS Adv Gas Tank

I recently started riding my GS again since the weather has improved. I had close to a full tank from last year I wanted to run out so I've been riding around town a bit here, there and everywhere....
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By uh72pilot
The small hole in the fairing is for a screw that...

The small hole in the fairing is for a screw that aims left/right. (I have a maintenance manual that talks about headlight adjustment, but nothing about suspension) To go up or down you must take the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By uh72pilot
Question XR650L Rear Suspension Adjustment

I'm looking adjust the suspension a bit (if possible) on my XRL (all stock). I've noticed the headlight is aimed quite high so I tried to aim it down a bit the other day (not an easy task for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Yeah, I think you're probably right. It was...

Yeah, I think you're probably right. It was Southsound.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
I would hope my situation wouldn't be the...

I would hope my situation wouldn't be the exception. I think the one thing that saved me was the fact that I could repeatedly duplicate the failure. I closed the latch, turned the key, removed the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
The locking mechanism wasn't working properly. ...

The locking mechanism wasn't working properly. When you close the lock and turn the key, the metal tab on the lock catches the metal tab on the box preventing the lock from lifting up. For some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Thanks to everyone for the input and advice. I'm...

Thanks to everyone for the input and advice. I'm thankful to have had it replaced, but I, or anyone else, may not be so lucky in the future. Hopefully this will get everyone thinking about double...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Well, I'd like to think I got lucky with the...

Well, I'd like to think I got lucky with the dealership I went to. I guess that's what sets one business apart from another. It was a failure of a component that we were able to replicate. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Haha... just saying one is new and one isn't! ...

Haha... just saying one is new and one isn't! I'll just have to break in the new one now. It's too shiny!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Nice... Good idea.

Nice... Good idea.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
I literally could not get it to go on wrong. If...

I literally could not get it to go on wrong. If anyone can get them on wrong they shouldn't be riding a motorcycle!! :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
They replaced it! We were able to replicate the...

They replaced it! We were able to replicate the failure of the lock so they said the damage was caused by a warranty item! I didn't even have to ask for it! Course, now my boxes are mismatched!!...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,573
Posted By uh72pilot
Thanks for the good info! I appreciate it. I'll...

Thanks for the good info! I appreciate it. I'll probably go ahead and use the Clarke tank for now and see how it works. I got it online, so by the time I send it back and pay the restocking fee, I...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,573
Posted By uh72pilot
Is there a 'reserve' as on the stock tank or do...

Is there a 'reserve' as on the stock tank or do you just have to pay attention to how much is left? So you don't think returning the tank and going with a Acerbis is worth the effort? I haven't...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,573
Posted By uh72pilot
I know this is an old post, but I just got a...

I know this is an old post, but I just got a Clarke tank and have been wondering how to make use of all the gas considering there are two lobes and only one petcock. Do you literally have to tip it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,247
Posted By uh72pilot
So freakin' awesome! I wish there were more...

So freakin' awesome! I wish there were more stories like this... unfortunately the usual outcome is quite a bit different. Every once in awhile something cool happens and can restore a tiny bit of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
I'll try the same when I get home... I can't...

I'll try the same when I get home... I can't imagine that's what I did as I've always been SOOO diligent about double and triple checking that I have it mounted correctly. Plus, when it fell off, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Wow! Glad you got it back. How did you put your...

Wow! Glad you got it back. How did you put your contact info on the outside of the box? That's probably not a bad idea, however, I'd be a little concerned some nutjob would see it parked somewhere...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
When I get home I'll try my hardest to put it on...

When I get home I'll try my hardest to put it on wrong. All I can say is I have been extremely dilligent in putting it on correctly and triple checking that it's secure. ALWAYS! Even when I know...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
I'll have to bring that up to the store. In my...

I'll have to bring that up to the store. In my case, I haven't been able to remove the key unless it's locked (Or at least appears to be locked). When I put it on and lock it, I tug on the lock,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
You would think so! Does that mean that mine is...

You would think so! Does that mean that mine is broken?? I didn't intend this thread to show the world how stupid I am. Just saying, it's not a difficult system. Put the box in place, close the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
I don't blame them for the problem. It obviously...

I don't blame them for the problem. It obviously wasn't their fault they fell off. There's just something wrong with the latch/mounting system. I haven't even had them a year and haven't ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Wow! That's terrible! I'd be so upset...

Wow! That's terrible! I'd be so upset...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Yes, it's a key lock. (I'd attach a picture if I...

Yes, it's a key lock. (I'd attach a picture if I had one, but I'm at work and can't get to it). Insert key, turn, lift... that lifts the latch. Then you put the pannier on the rack, press down the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,053
Posted By uh72pilot
I have a 2012 R1200GSA with the BMW/Touratech...

I have a 2012 R1200GSA with the BMW/Touratech panniers. Lost the right one a few weeks back, but thankfully I heard it sliding across the ground and pulled over to pick it up. When I grabbed it the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
I will. I just hope I don't get laughed at. I'm...

I will. I just hope I don't get laughed at. I'm not expecting that I'll be happy when I leave, but maybe I'll get a surprise... who knows.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Thanks for the tip. I watched the video and have...

Thanks for the tip. I watched the video and have a different mounting system. Metal on metal with a metal latch.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
With that said, you know exactly how difficult it...

With that said, you know exactly how difficult it would be to put the pannier on the rack and not secure it. It would take a pretty low IQ to do it wrong. It had been on my bike for months and at...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Absolutely. The key WILL NOT come out of the...

Absolutely. The key WILL NOT come out of the lock unless it's securely latched. It's impossible. When I picked it up off the ground, the lock/latch was still locked.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,276
Posted By uh72pilot
Yes, agreed. But it's also extremely unlikely...

Yes, agreed. But it's also extremely unlikely that it was fastened on incorrectly. You can't take the key out of the lock unless it's latched. Had I put it on, ridden half a mile, and it fell off,...
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