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Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By kevin g
My PR3 Experience

I had PR3s on my K1200RS and got 11.5K whereas I would get 8.5K from Metzeler Z6s. I never felt as confident on the PR3s as the Z6s. They did not feel as stuck at high lean angles and I know I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,893
Posted By kevin g
Just Replaced Mine

I just replaced the 4 year old battery in my 2011 GSA. I commute on a K1200RS so the GSA would sometimes sit all week (or more I am sorry to admit). I would remember to put my charger on it once in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,767
Posted By kevin g
Brutal Winter in San Diego

I have spent the last few weekends setting up my new metal lathe and adding a digital readout to my milling machine. I have been too afraid to go out and ride because I might get sun burned.:rofl
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Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 1,214,217
Posted By kevin g
Winter??

FireDog,

I grew up in the Cleveland area so I remember winter. You and the rest of the nation have been getting hammered and we have had to endure 85F last weekend. When we run out of water here...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By kevin g
Another Option from Galfers

I have seen much praise for Galfers rotors. Recently I replaced the rotors on my K1200RS after 155,000 miles with Brembo rotors. They are the same part number as my 2011 GSA and earlier models. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 1,214,217
Posted By kevin g
Went to the Local Dealer and...

bought the pieces I needed to do a 12K service on my K1200RS that has 156,328 miles on the odometer. Even had to pop the exhaust cam this time to change two bucket shims.

Last weekend the GSA got...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By kevin g
Try Parts Haus

Try Parts Haus in Long Beach. I have bought parts and sold a K100RT to him and he is great to do business with.

Address: 731 West Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone:(562) 590-4851
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By kevin g
Brake Rotor Bolt Reuse?

My dealer tells me that the bolts holding the brake rotors should be replaced with new ones when replacing the rotors. Is that true? What about the dowels and wave washers?

BTW, I bought the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 1,214,217
Posted By kevin g
Your Printer Is The Bees Knees

Corroded,

Being an engineer and dabbler when away from my day job, I must say that your 3D printer just about gives me wood, so to speak. I have almost succumbed to building one but have too many...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 1,214,217
Posted By kevin g
30,000 Mile Service

I changed the oil and filter and checked the valve clearance on my 2011 GSA. All of the valves are in spec; only one shim has been changed since new and that was at 6K miles.

While is was up...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By kevin g
Never Mind

Once I got enough light to see I found the two connections and tightened them. No help. I think the ~4 year old OEM battery may need to be replaced soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By kevin g
Checking Starter Connections, How to Remove Cover?

2011 GSA - I have the same hesitation symptoms when starting as others report and would like to check the starter connections. Does the plastic cover over the starter relay come off easily? If so...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,849
Posted By kevin g
Noise Canceling Would Be Welcome

Hart, do you mean that the Bose ear buds work well at canceling wind noise? What model are they?

When I was designing my audio amplifier for my helmet speakers I stumbled on some cool noise...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,849
Posted By kevin g
Ear Plug Legality

KoolBreeze - I was trying to convey that ear buds (insertable thingys that have audio transducers) are definitely illegal in California. Ear plugs are permitted for hearing protection - which is why...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,849
Posted By kevin g
Tork Speakers

I use the Tork XPro speakers in my Arai Signet-Q. I wear ear plugs for the wind. Ear buds are illegal in California, and probably many other states. These speakers will require and amplifier and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,408
Posted By kevin g
Mine Too

My 2011 GSA does a similar thing if the battery is not fully charged. It sort of grunts and tries to turn over, hesitates, then catches. Once I did some work that required the battery to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 674
Posted By kevin g
15 Amps Too Much

I believe that the Fuze Block is rated at 10 amps max per circuit. You would have to use one circuit for each light.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,883
Posted By kevin g
Left Side at Back of Beak

Check out the place I mounted mine in this thread. It is on the left side at the back of the beak. A small benefit is that it is close to the GPS connector where one can get switched power.
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 69,973
Posted By kevin g
Can'y Use PTFE

Def, PTFE will cold flow with pressure on it and will squirt out any gaps like playdoh. It is not a good material for any design that puts much force on it since it will yield like chewing gum.
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,332
Posted By kevin g
Long Oval Shape Is...

looking down on the person's head.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,332
Posted By kevin g
Helmets are One of My Favorite Subjects

I have two helmets I switch off wearing: an Arai Signet-Q and Shoei Quest. The Arai is more quiet on my 2011 GSA and the Shoei is more quiet on my K1200RS. I don't think I would feel comfortable in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 1,214,217
Posted By kevin g
Pimped Out My Panniers

I didn't do this today but finally got time to post.

I have been wanting to apply a non-skid surface to the top of my panniers. I strap a tent and sleeping bag on them and we all know about bare...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,559
Posted By kevin g
Mine is NOT Under the Seat.

This thread shows were I mounted my Fuzeblock on the left side near the front of the tank.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812460

I liked this location because it keeps things clean...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,413
Posted By kevin g
Accessory Socket Options

The Touratech dashboard is nice. I installed one and replaced the cigarette charger with a waterproof (with cap on) USB socket that is fed by a charging circuit I designed.

For Apple products you...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 1,214,217
Posted By kevin g
24K Service

I have been doing the 24K service on my 2011 GSA over the last few days. Last week I did the 144K service on my trusty 1998 K1200RS.:D

It sure is easy with the JVB video. I bought everything but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,518
Posted By kevin g
Here Is Where I Put My FuzeBlock

Check out this post that shows where I put my Fuzeblock in the left front space on the frame of my 2011 GSA. I like this spot a lot better than sacrificing the under-seat area. It is also not far...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2013, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By kevin g
The CANBUS Has Nothing to Do With Lights

The CANBUS sends digital messages around the bike so the five computers can communicate.

The lights are not connected to the CANBUS.

The chassis electronics uses current sensors to determine if...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,173
Posted By kevin g
Piece of Cake

I have a 2011 and have done the 6K and 12K clearance check. One valve needed adjustment at 6K and at 12K none did. I recorded all of the shims the first time and have a spreadsheet that will...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By kevin g
The CANBUS Has Nothing to Do With Lights

The CANBUS is on the bike for all of the digital stuff to communicate and the lights are not part of that network. The chassis electronics has current sensors that determine if the lights are...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By kevin g
Reliable as a Brick

There is not much to add about my bike. In 140K miles the the clutch got oiled and had to be replaced at about 50K miles. It now has 140K and is in need of new seals. At about 120K miles one of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,517
Posted By kevin g
I Have the Same Model

My 1998 K1200RS has 140K miles. The clutch got oiled at about 48K and was fixed. If you don't buy this bike tell me where it is and I will. I ride mine every day to work. These K-bikes are the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
Posted By kevin g
So Far So Good

The hole was not big and it was not easy getting the sticky string in there. It has been holding air just fine. My local tire shop to which I take my cars will patch it but can't dismount it. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,962
Posted By kevin g
Tire Patching?

This may be a record: Friday I had new PR3s installed and rode 20 miles home. Monday less than 10 miles into my commute the rear was punctured dead center in the tread. I plugged it with my repair...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By kevin g
I too have had the fog lights cause this noise so...

I too have had the fog lights cause this noise so check that they are tight and the housing is not touching anywhere but the mounting lugs.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,220
Posted By kevin g
Which K1200GT?

Everyone assumes that the OP is asking about the new K-bike. What if it was asking about the flying brick instead?

The GS would be my choice anyway. I have a little time on the new K-bike and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,752
Posted By kevin g
GPS Power Connector Up Front

There is a 3-pin GPS power connector in the front under the oil cooler area and taped to the frame that can be used for switched power. You can buy the mating plug at the deal for under $20, it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,718
Posted By kevin g
My Custom Wired System

I designed my own audio amplifier strictly for music. Bluetooth might be more convenient but this system is for long rides and that makes the added task of plugging in no big deal. And it has great...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By kevin g
2011 GSA Oil Consumption

When I got my GSA brand new I broke it in by putting several good temperature cycles on it with excursions to reline, and then engine braking to seat the rings, after the first few hundred miles (it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6,731
Views: 1,214,217
Posted By kevin g
Compass Mounting

I'm stealin' that idea. I had an automotive ball compass mounted to the windscreen bar for a while until I did some other stuff that crowded it out. I was never that happy with it and this mounting...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,459
Posted By kevin g
USB Device About 5 Watts

USB 2.0 devices can charge at up to 1 ampere at 5 volts. The new USB 3.0 is higher - I think 2 amperes. I recently designed my own USB charging circuit for my 2011 GSA and found my non-smartphone...
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