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Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,179
Posted By rprade
Mine is a 2007 with the new Continental-Teves...

Mine is a 2007 with the new Continental-Teves brake system.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2007, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,179
Posted By rprade
I would think so, but you might email them and...

I would think so, but you might email them and ask. With the brakeline pressure switch, it should work with all of the 1200s.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2007, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,179
Posted By rprade
It is going to get a thorough road test beginning...

It is going to get a thorough road test beginning this Friday, when I take off for Inuvik and Alaska. It will be subjected to some extremes, I am sure. The past bikes I used their kits on never had...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,179
Posted By rprade
Electronic cruise control installed on 2007 GSA

First the disclaimers: I do not have any affiliation with MCCruise.com, I have used their products on many bikes over the years.

They have built many fine cruise control kits, I have personally...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2007, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By rprade
I have it working (high and low) on my GS, low on...

I have it working (high and low) on my GS, low on my K1200S and low on my K1200GT, with no problems. The GS has been about 2000 miles, mostly day to day riding to work. I think the issue might be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,669
Posted By rprade
It is also because the bulbs filament acts as a...

It is also because the bulbs filament acts as a shunt on the brake circuit. The resistance of the filament will load the brake light line and will tend to reduce the amplitude of shorter duration...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2007, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By rprade
Yes you can eliminate the fuse. The ZFE controls...

Yes you can eliminate the fuse. The ZFE controls the current and will shut down the circuit in an overcurrent situation.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,669
Posted By rprade
The thing to understand on the lighting control...

The thing to understand on the lighting control on all of the CanBus equipped bikes is that the signal to the bulb is PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) to control brightness. The duty cycle of the pulsed...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,934
Posted By rprade
I am anxious to read about it. The main thing I...

I am anxious to read about it. The main thing I want to see is how you interfaced the cruise servo to the cable splitter box. I also purchased the RT cam and spring (and splitter cover) which does...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2007, 02:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,211
Posted By rprade
Need.... Honestly, I probably could get by...

Need....

Honestly, I probably could get by with the MicroDEs and the stock headlight. I have always liked MotoLights to make me more conspicuous in the daytime - the triangle of light gets you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2007, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,211
Posted By rprade
The lock is there just to keep honest people from...

The lock is there just to keep honest people from being tempted. It doesn't matter how good the lock is if they really want the helmet. I have seen helmet straps cut to get the helmet.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,211
Posted By rprade
It is the Laminar Lip...

It is the Laminar Lip (http://www.laminarlip.com/r1200gs.php). The attachment buttons work quite well - they are DuoLok (or equivilent).
Forum: Alaska 02-20-2007, 09:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,720
Posted By rprade
Thanks for the suggestions. That is what I am...

Thanks for the suggestions. That is what I am looking for.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,244
Posted By rprade
The 51 25 2 313 472 lock from bmw comes without a...

The 51 25 2 313 472 lock from bmw comes without a lock cylinder. It requires one hole for a bolt to attach it to the bike and a smaller hole for an alignment pin on the back of the lock.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,934
Posted By rprade
I made the mistake of buying the Verholen unit. ...

I made the mistake of buying the Verholen unit. The people who designed it made the unit apply by roting the knob in the opposite direction of opening the throttle. Does the Kaoko work like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2007, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By rprade
Are you wearing gloves? If so you should...

Are you wearing gloves? If so you should probably talk to your doctor, as it is likely to be a medical issue.

All that is present at the grip (and only when the heated grips are on) is 12 volts...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By rprade
I cannot answer why BMW still doesn't offer...

I cannot answer why BMW still doesn't offer factory cruise on the GS/A (or R1200R, R1200S, K1200S, K1200R and R-Sport). As was posted on the advrider site, MC Cruise in Australia is working on a kit...
Forum: Alaska 02-12-2007, 03:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,720
Posted By rprade
North from Colorado to Inuvic, NWT.

On or about June 1, I am heading out on the GS to the Arctic Circle and Alaska. Below are the general plans for the trip. I have included a number of roads that I personally want to ride, ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By rprade
That would require my remembering what I did and...

That would require my remembering what I did and how I did it ;)

Thanks for the compliment.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2007, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By rprade
In this post...

In this post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3832948&postcount=1) you can see where I mounted my Pioneer INNO and XM antenna.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 766
Posted By rprade
The bulletin calls for two options: Option...

The bulletin calls for two options:

Option 1: Deactivate TPM and remove the TPM sensors from the wheels with the desire to retrofit the TPM system back to the motorcycle once a solution has been...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2007, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,511
Posted By rprade
For general information the headlight couldn't be...

For general information the headlight couldn't be much easier to remove. No body parts or windshield has to come off. Remove the two T-30 screws right next to the blinker stalks, pop the pin out of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,432
Posted By rprade
The factory foglight option.

The factory foglight option.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2007, 02:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By rprade
That is the same reason I looked no further than...

That is the same reason I looked no further than Andrew's.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,294
Posted By rprade
The original instrument developed by Bell Labs,...

The original instrument developed by Bell Labs, CBS and NBC was called the VI (Volume Indicator) and was used to standardize line level on phone lines. It measured in Volume Units. Eventually it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By rprade
That would be a correct assumption.

That would be a correct assumption.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By rprade
I am not certain about Europe, but the 7.0 update...

I am not certain about Europe, but the 7.0 update was first in the US around the beginning of September. It is likely you were updated to 7.0. I think 7.1 was released in November.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,211
Posted By rprade
It comes without a lock cylinder. You can buy...

It comes without a lock cylinder. You can buy either the old style or new style cylinders. I put the part number in this post (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3834572&postcount=26)...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2007, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By rprade
It is not the ballast that has the update. The...

It is not the ballast that has the update. The ZFE (chassis electronics controller for the bike) and BMS-K (engine electronics controller for the bike) can be updated by the dealer. The current...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,388
Posted By rprade
That will work fine with the newer ballasts -and-...

That will work fine with the newer ballasts -and- the newer CIP updates. I tried a Philips standard ballast (with a separate igniter), a Philips integrated ballast/igniter and one of the small...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,907
Posted By rprade
I received the same email. Hopefully it is not...

I received the same email. Hopefully it is not generated from the actual charges. I have not seen any charge on my card yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,119
Posted By rprade
It is from GT Moto...

It is from GT Moto (http://www.gtmoto.com/prod01111.htm). It mounts with rubber cable clamps to the pannier racks.

http://randy.bmwlt.net/gs/tube1.jpg

http://randy.bmwlt.net/gs/tube2.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,119
Posted By rprade
I use the Chicane bag made specifically for the...

I use the Chicane bag made specifically for the GS, they made the base similar to the BMW bag so it fits tightly over the contours of the tank. It stays in place very well and is very easy to remove...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 240
Views: 31,907
Posted By rprade
Considering where the item is being shipped from,...

Considering where the item is being shipped from, I would agree. I ordered it without hesitation.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2007, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,839
Posted By rprade
I PM'd CATGS with the following: "According...

I PM'd CATGS with the following:

"According to the schematic on the 2004 GS there is an accessory plug and it is a three pin connector, but the pin numbering and labeling is different. If you find...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2007, 08:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By rprade
Most gasoline companies say it should remain...

Most gasoline companies say it should remain stable for mor than 60 days. This time is increased at lower temperatures and is also increased with the fuels that are blended for lower volitility,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2007, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
Posted By rprade
Jim's suggestion of removing the bolt holding the...

Jim's suggestion of removing the bolt holding the upper brake line will give you a little more travel in the front forks. The real key is to not let the suspension travel too far. I stabilize the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2007, 08:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,211
Posted By rprade
There is a Kisan VectraLight license plate frame:...

There is a Kisan VectraLight license plate frame:

http://randy.bmwlt.net/gs/kisan1.jpg

http://randy.bmwlt.net/gs/kisan2.jpg

The center is a flashing bright brake light when the brakes are...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2007, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By rprade
You could use a second cable interface like I...

You could use a second cable interface like I described above.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,600
Posted By rprade
I have begun the interface of a Rostra Cruise...

I have begun the interface of a Rostra Cruise control. By adding the cruise control cam and spring from the RT, drilling the housing at the RT cruise cable position and using the RT cable splitter...
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