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Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,486
Posted By jrfuisz
And yet a Ural can? In think you are confusing a...

And yet a Ural can? In think you are confusing a willingness to make an engine emissions compliant and the ability to do so. Compliance just means a drop in HP. There is no reason a R1200 can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,017,486
Posted By jrfuisz
So is the thinking that it will be impossible to...

So is the thinking that it will be impossible to get any air/oil cooled engine past emissions in a year or two?

If not, then the emissions issue is a canard. There will be a lot of bikes that no...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,262
Posted By jrfuisz
I bought the GS despite the fact it is a BMW. ...

I bought the GS despite the fact it is a BMW. I've had Yamaha, Suzuki and Ducatis. I had a list of what my ideal bike would have and it kept pointing to the GS. I resisted for several years -...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 38,029
Posted By jrfuisz
Sorry - first time the battery died - no starter...

Sorry - first time the battery died - no starter just the tick-tick-tick. After the recharge and the 3 attempted starts - nothing not even a tick-tick. Then with the extra battery attached it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 38,029
Posted By jrfuisz
Arg...I joined the club. It went from freakish...

Arg...I joined the club. It went from freakish 60+ degree weather in DC to sub-freezing a week ago. A VFR and I were the only diehards that day. The VFRer commented on his need to trickle charge...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 422
Posted By jrfuisz
Backfire question and dying engine

06 GS with 3500 miles on it in DC. I'm about to take it in for a yearly look over. The last 3 days the bike has been having issues with the throttle pickup.

I use the bike for my short ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,651
Posted By jrfuisz
My Zumo arrived yesterday when I was out of town....

My Zumo arrived yesterday when I was out of town. Was playing with it this morning and wondering how best to attach it to the GS. I was saving the car plug for the car. In view of all of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 881
Posted By jrfuisz
I've had a good expereince with Battley.

I've had a good expereince with Battley.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By jrfuisz
I'm a user, but then the bike only has 2600 miles...

I'm a user, but then the bike only has 2600 miles on it and is subject to city stop-and-go daily driving (short runs). I'm not concerned with the amount - so far it is still within spec. for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2006, 09:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,133
Posted By jrfuisz
I had this happen and don't understand the...

I had this happen and don't understand the hysteria that surrounds it. Yes it was frustrating thinking I had a problem, but the problem was not so bad. I run DC rush hour traffic and was prpeared...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2006, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,747
Posted By jrfuisz
For pure city use - no highways, stop and go only...

For pure city use - no highways, stop and go only - I get mid-30s. On a pure highway cruise - which around here is 70+ mph - I get 47 mpg. Tank takes exactly 3.6 gallons each time the reserve...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2006, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By jrfuisz
From my read you've got two issues: suspension...

From my read you've got two issues: suspension and general riding technique.

On suspension, at 210+ I'd look to add some front preload - click 4 or 5. I'd also go to medium on the rear preload. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,767
Posted By jrfuisz
I forget which UK mag this is from - one of them...

I forget which UK mag this is from - one of them - maybe TWO / maybe PB - has a comic section in the back dedicated to mocking Charlie each issue.

I thought they reported that Charlie's next...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,834
Posted By jrfuisz
Don't forget to check Ebay every few days. A...

Don't forget to check Ebay every few days. A suprising amount of stuff shows up there. Maybe check craigs list as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2006, 07:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,442
Posted By jrfuisz
Double check the air pressure in the front and...

Double check the air pressure in the front and rear. On my Metzlers, I found that 2-4 lbs shy and the front can get a waggle at highway speeds. You need to check the rear as well, because the rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,460
Posted By jrfuisz
Thanks. Fixed it. The left handgard had sagged...

Thanks. Fixed it. The left handgard had sagged and was in the way. I normally flick it out the clutch and brake levers at some point when idling traffic, but had not done so since last night. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2006, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,460
Posted By jrfuisz
Thanks. I did check the levers, but will...

Thanks.

I did check the levers, but will check them again. Did not think to look at the brake light to see if it was indicating a kink in the system.

The servo is not running.

I did...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2006, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,460
Posted By jrfuisz
06 R1200GS Brake failure

I'm sure there are other posts on this, but I can't find what I need so...

Have an 06 1200GS - no after market stuff on it - The beast does duty in DC - pure urban combat. I stop yesterday to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 944
Posted By jrfuisz
Had the Wings on my 06 and hated them. Worse in...

Had the Wings on my 06 and hated them. Worse in the cold and rain. Even in the dry, the back was easy to spin on command. Horrible tires. I was glad when I got a nail in my rear and had an excuse...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2006, 08:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 20,671
Posted By jrfuisz
Glad I'm not alone. I have been using the "left...

Glad I'm not alone. I have been using the "left hand on the tank" cure all last week. I was wondering though whether that is really fixing the problem or the lack of input into my brain (from both...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By jrfuisz
If you are willing to forget about inclines for a...

If you are willing to forget about inclines for a bit, I'd sign up for Danny Walker's Americansupercamp. $600 + or - and you get a Honda 50cc bike for 2 days which you can crash all you want. If...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2006, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By jrfuisz
Had the problem with my 06 gs. I think if you do...

Had the problem with my 06 gs. I think if you do a search you'll find a thread on the issue. More common on 05s.

Common causes are connections on the sensor (there is pic in the thread) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2006, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,429
Posted By jrfuisz
According to my local BMW dealer who also sells...

According to my local BMW dealer who also sells hotdogs, the individual who welded the frame worked for KTM or was at least paid by someone who was paid by KTM or Brad Pitt or some other group with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2006, 09:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,702
Posted By jrfuisz
Classic! An ad for those who run their GS naked...

Classic! An ad for those who run their GS naked (i.e. not the adv crowd with your big bulky add on bits.)

I hate(d) BMWs and everything about them until I wrecked my Ducati and bought a GS - in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,463
Posted By jrfuisz
My 06 GS was running in well - ready for the 600...

My 06 GS was running in well - ready for the 600 mile service, until the gear indicator failed. It confused the heck out of me, because the engine also kept stalling while on the side stand. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2006, 04:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By jrfuisz
Despite the lean of the bike the front is going...

Despite the lean of the bike the front is going in a wider circle than you would otherwise expect. If you've ever done donuts on a dirtbike, you experience push when you are behind the CG - the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By jrfuisz
If I had expertise in actually setting bikes up I...

If I had expertise in actually setting bikes up I can assure you I would not be asking anybody on this board. Knowing the physics behind something and being able to ride are not the same thing as...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By jrfuisz
The CG of a dirtbike is normally behind the...

The CG of a dirtbike is normally behind the cylinder head. The seat is such that it lets you climb onto and over it. Now the CG is slightly different from weight distribution, but the front-rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By jrfuisz
Maybe some adventurous soul with two scales can...

Maybe some adventurous soul with two scales can wheel their bike up onto them and get an idea of the front-rear weight distribution. I'd use mine, but I only have one and it is made of glass. In a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 07:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By jrfuisz
One thing about the 200+ concept, since I am in...

One thing about the 200+ concept, since I am in that camp, is that I think you need to be mindful on how people ride. I've seen several posts where people have the seat canted back to pull them away...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By jrfuisz
same issue here with my 06. Came from a Ducati...

same issue here with my 06. Came from a Ducati Monster. It happens over lane reflectors and on tar snakes in turns. Since I run the same route every day/night, it was a routine of my evening ride....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By jrfuisz
Brakes are always better than engine compression...

Brakes are always better than engine compression - with some exceptions of course. For road riding, I'm not aware of any school that teaches use of compression, but I'm sure if there is someone will...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2006, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By jrfuisz
Sus set-up for street use

I'd be interested to hear what others have done to set thier GS up for pure street use. I have an 06 GS with Trailwings on it. In general I am happy, but on cold wet nights on one particular left...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2005, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By jrfuisz
In reading some of the after-market chip markers...

In reading some of the after-market chip markers marketing materials, it look like there are three modes: idle; on the gas; and cruise. The 02 sensor appears to affect idle and cruise. It leans...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2005, 02:11 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,276
Posted By jrfuisz
Slightly off-topic - but I'd recommend american...

Slightly off-topic - but I'd recommend american supercamp for those scared of ice and snow. Learn how to slide the bike - crash a dozen times - and get over the fear. Best $600+ you will ever spend...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2005, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,287
Posted By jrfuisz
No starting issues yet, but I do notice that when...

No starting issues yet, but I do notice that when started cold (after sitting outside all day in 30ish weather) the EFI has issues when the engine gets loaded up when the brakes are activated. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2005, 08:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,593
Posted By jrfuisz
I picked the dealer I wanted to buy from, went in...

I picked the dealer I wanted to buy from, went in an looked at what he had. No deals. I still said I'd buy something and would call the next week after I resolved another issue and knew I could go...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,369
Posted By jrfuisz
You did not mention if the price includes GST? or...

You did not mention if the price includes GST? or any HST? I have no idea how canada taxes cycles, but assuming similar treatment to VAT in the UK and advertisements of price (inlcuding VAT) you...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2005, 10:54 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,736
Posted By jrfuisz
Let me qualify - this is washington DC snow - so...

Let me qualify - this is washington DC snow - so the 4+ inches is slush. Last night going home the rear was a little twitchy, but only on an off-camber turn that is full of snakes and subject to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2005, 09:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,736
Posted By jrfuisz
My $0.02 having just picked up my new 06 r1200gs...

My $0.02 having just picked up my new 06 r1200gs this weekend - and coming from a Duc Monster - you guys make to much of the 12000gs being blown around on the highway. I was going home in 30 mph...
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