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Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2012, 07:52 AM
Replies: 9,773
Views: 1,718,541
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Was wondering this myself although I first saw...

Was wondering this myself although I first saw this rack on eBay. It appears thinner and lacking the tie-down rails under the sides that the man racks have. Also looks like it's set back from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 21,448
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Talking Just adjusted the clutch switch

Big thanks to the OP. Now I can start my bike in gear again. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,376
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
thanks for the tip! this works great! :freaky

thanks for the tip! this works great! :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
The price you were quoted is just a tad high. I...

The price you were quoted is just a tad high. I had my 600 done for just under 500 in California. It is crazy expensive to maintain, so if you're not into doing it yourself, be aware of the high...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Well, I stopped by the dealer and checked the...

Well, I stopped by the dealer and checked the bikes they had on the floor. All had the clips in place, so I didn't try to make a claim that they forgot to install them on mine. I just ponied up the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2010, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Sent the dealer an email yesterday but no...

Sent the dealer an email yesterday but no response so far. I'll just pick up the phone and call them tomorrow.

Serious was in quotes - i.e. not that serious. :deal
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-21-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Check out my thread, you'll be happy. ...

Check out my thread, you'll be happy.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459124
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
I'll check with the dealer as far as warranty. I...

I'll check with the dealer as far as warranty. I agree that it's odd that they are missing. Hopefully they have them in stock.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2010, 08:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
that explains it, and that was my first thought -...

that explains it, and that was my first thought - c-clips. thanks jim!

other than the 600mi service, no work has been done on it. this was my first time doing any 'serious' offroad on it; it has...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Speedo Falling Off R1200GS

took the 08 out yesterday for some offroading, and the speedo kept on popping off and dangling by the wires. either the rubber grommets are worn out or i'm missing retainer clips or something on the...
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,073
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
thanks for the tip on this, OP!! :clap ...

thanks for the tip on this, OP!! :clap

just ordered mine from scott. very nice to deal with, and even offered to ship it out today (it's 4:51pm!!!). I ordered the clear one, and will let you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,376
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
i would say that the regular gs is better suited...

i would say that the regular gs is better suited to smaller guys than the gsa. i'm 5'9" with a 29" inseam, and i bought the gsa. it's fine and you get used to it, but it's a bit much bike for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2009, 03:44 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 46,508
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Accounting Job

Anyone here have a lead on an entry-level accounting gig? Preferably with a CPA firm in the San Jose area?

I graduated in 2003 with a finance and accounting degree, but went into construction...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2009, 11:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,776
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
interesting. I sold my ultra and bought the GSA....

interesting. I sold my ultra and bought the GSA. Now I miss the ultra. The GSA will do for now, though if I had to do it again, I would have kept the Harley and bought a cheap dual sport as a second...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
i bet you these guys got some questions about...

i bet you these guys got some questions about german engineering right about now.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
i just flip my bike upside down; there are less...

i just flip my bike upside down; there are less plugs to take out that way. :cromag
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
the fill hole on my bike is more like 11 o'clock...

the fill hole on my bike is more like 11 o'clock to the left of the speed sensor, not 9. the drain is at 6. may be that's why i wasn't to the top of it when filling.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
only after the warranty runs out :D

only after the warranty runs out :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
the FD doesn't have to be dropped for models w/...

the FD doesn't have to be dropped for models w/ the drain at 6 o'clock like my '08.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
actually, i just thought about it. since the...

actually, i just thought about it. since the fill hole is at 9 o'clock, wouldn't rotating the front wheel up off the ground raise the hole, and therefore require more fluid?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
good catch! the bike was nose down! Do you...

good catch! the bike was nose down! Do you recommend Li grease on the boot? Also, I don't think your DVD mentions lubing the front of the shaft at the trans, so i didn't do it. Is this something...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,495
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
i put about 200 ml in, and it was not even with...

i put about 200 ml in, and it was not even with the bottom of the 9' fill hole. it was way below. i just used the can that the lube came in - it was a 946ml canister, so i just put it in until the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,695
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
7% return on your money is pretty good. of...

7% return on your money is pretty good. of course in this economy cash is king, so i'm holding on to mine - i'll pay the bike off when things stabilize a little.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,001
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Too slow on the right handers. Might as well go...

Too slow on the right handers. Might as well go all out. It's not like Columbia is going to start enforcing traffic laws all of the sudden; they have different traffic to worry about.

Otherwise...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Tech Day - R1200GS

Anyone around the SF South Bay servicing their GS in the next couple of weeks? I need to do a 6000 mile service, and this will be my first time getting down & dirty w/ this bike - it'd be nice to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,489
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
Why? Are you looking to upgrade?

Why? Are you looking to upgrade?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,489
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
I don't wave first because I don't know you. If...

I don't wave first because I don't know you. If you wave first, I'll try to answer unless I don't want to.

I don't get this waving at each other for no reason. It was cool when I started riding,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2009, 01:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
You should try BMW credit card. That is one of...

You should try BMW credit card. That is one of the worst customer service experiences ever. That's one turd I'd like to stick back up their ass - right where it came from.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
to answer your q. Just go to Chicago BMW and...

to answer your q. Just go to Chicago BMW and click on locate a part number. A page pops up where you can submit your vin. The page will tell you the model including /m.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
i had an 06 ultra (which i miss and wish i hadn't...

i had an 06 ultra (which i miss and wish i hadn't sold) and an 08 GSA. if you think harley is expensive - you're in for a surprise w/ a bimmer. mucho dinero on everything - service, parts,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,774
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
i got a corbin off someone here. it was built on...

i got a corbin off someone here. it was built on a custom pan (i.e. not on a stock bmw one) and it is extremely heavy. comfy though, but very slipery. it is wide, so tougher to touch the ground w/...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 54,332
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
it does seem to be worse when it's hotter out. ...

it does seem to be worse when it's hotter out. started about a month ago or so, but i haven't had a chance to put too many miles on in the past couple of months. it is bad when it's hot out, and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 54,332
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
must be that stimulus package at work! stimulate...

must be that stimulus package at work! stimulate us right into getting tossed off the bike.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 54,332
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
so you guys are sliding around a bit, too? it's...

so you guys are sliding around a bit, too? it's not just me then... i never had this problem on my harley or my honda cbr, so i didn't know what to think.

the battlewings are fine everywhere...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-05-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 54,332
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
sorry if i'm hijacking the thread, but a quick ???

i'm riding an 08 bmw r1200gsa on stock tires (battlewings), and sliding around like crazy on the tar strips that have been laid down to fill cracks in the roads around the bay area. a lot of this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 341
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
this guy is a bit far from oakland, but i just...

this guy is a bit far from oakland, but i just used him and would recommend. he's always working on bikes in his shop (i've seen him do factory authorized recalls for honda) and helping someone do a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
thanks guys

i just wanted to thank you guys for your recommendations. i ended up using advanced welding, and brian was very nice to deal with and the work came out very good. $75 bucks to bend the foot peg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,687
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
i have the standard 12gsa head protectors. when...

i have the standard 12gsa head protectors. when i dropped the bike off road, one bent slightly on it's mountings. i just kicked it twice - good as new.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
thanks for your suggestions, guys. i went to...

thanks for your suggestions, guys. i went to check out advanced, and brian seemed like he is pretty meticulous. he had a r100gs (if i recall correctly) parked right out front, and it was pristine....
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-30-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By N1 Qualified Man
visited drake welding. cheap price less than $50....

visited drake welding. cheap price less than $50. however the guys said that he would not be splicing in any new pieces. even where the frame is streched & deformed. their plan is to just tap the...
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