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Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,560
Posted By pm_wizard
I have a 2011 factory lowered GS and found it was...

I have a 2011 factory lowered GS and found it was getting harder to put on the centre stand. I gave the shaft a shot of spray lube and "wouldn't you know" it took a bit of working the centre stand...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By pm_wizard
I'm surprised no one has mentioned it, but I use...

I'm surprised no one has mentioned it, but I use the wire kit that firs into the parking light socket on the back of the headlamp.. It provides switchable power unaffected by CANBUS. I use mine...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By pm_wizard
Thank you Jim, John

Thank you Jim,

John
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By pm_wizard
Where is this cover? I must be blind or looking...

Where is this cover? I must be blind or looking in the wring place (2011 R12GS) I have the LED BMW aux lights, is it maybe different between a GS and a GSA?

Thanks,

John
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By pm_wizard
Thanks, will do.

Thanks, will do.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By pm_wizard
Altrider and BMW Factory lights

I have a 2011 GS1200 and some time ago I added the BMW accessory LED driving lights. They mount under vaguely triangular add-on black brackets that in turn mount onto the beak.

I am now...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,505
Posted By pm_wizard
mine is a 2011 GS, and it does this periodically....

mine is a 2011 GS, and it does this periodically. I turn the key and nothing comes on, turn it off and back on (little delay between tries) and it works perfectly It has never failed -I mean it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 230
Posted By pm_wizard
Newly developing starting problem

The last little while I have found the starter is not getting power when I turn on the key and press the starter button....just dead airspace...

If I turn the key off and then on again, power...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,400
Posted By pm_wizard
In Canada we are compelled to buy through a...

In Canada we are compelled to buy through a distributer in Quebec. Very pleasant people to deal with, but they don't have much in the way of inventory. When you order something you are advised that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,536
Posted By pm_wizard
Laugh Just be careful that you have adjusted for the...

Just be careful that you have adjusted for the positioning variance in the GPS, as the bike may move to a previous location while you install the stickers

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By pm_wizard
A good day... I learned something. Thank...

A good day... I learned something.

Thank you for the explanation.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By pm_wizard
Thank you, I had not heard it called that before....

Thank you, I had not heard it called that before.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,418
Posted By pm_wizard
ignorant question.... What is a teller unit?

ignorant question....

What is a teller unit?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By pm_wizard
I think I have just made a dumb move... I have a...

I think I have just made a dumb move... I have a F800R which has a screen indicator when the grip heater is on (half or full), and the GS. I confused myself and thought there should be a screen...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 441
Posted By pm_wizard
Icon for grip warmer gone

2011 R1200 GS

At roughly the same time as the "service KM" notice appeared on the screen, the icon for the grip heaters disappeared.

Any ideas as to what has happened. The heaters work,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 25,903
Posted By pm_wizard
Laugh I haven't made any kind of fuss with the dealer...

I haven't made any kind of fuss with the dealer here in Toronto, but I received my recall for my 2011 R12 GS yesterday. Of course it's going down to -11 deg C tonight so the machine isn't going...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By pm_wizard
They are meant to be installed and again removed...

They are meant to be installed and again removed when you check the tire. They are not meant to be on a moving wheel. I have no problem screwing them on or removing them. You just have to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By pm_wizard
https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-233-90-degree-v...

https://www.bestrestproducts.com/p-233-90-degree-valve-stem-extension.aspx

I guess everyone else got here first, but these little angled fittings are ideal. small to carry and work well.
John
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,995
Posted By pm_wizard
I installed them, and took the bike to the dealer...

I installed them, and took the bike to the dealer to get the computer to recognize tem. They work well in the daylight for visibility. I haven't had auxiliary lights on a bike before, so I don't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-19-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 618
Posted By pm_wizard
Nav V and 1200 GS

I have a Zumo 550 that I have connected to the Canbus controlled cable under the beak. Does the Nav V use the same connector and cabling etc to hook up to the Canbus controlled cable?

I have a...
Forum: Canada 12-05-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By pm_wizard
Consider me chastised! It is always too easy to...

Consider me chastised! It is always too easy to click on reply and keep going

Given your recommendation I will focus on getting all my answers from Knopf Tours.

thanks to everyone for your...
Forum: Canada 12-05-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By pm_wizard
Yamalama: How long is "quite a while". I...

Yamalama:

How long is "quite a while". I won't be pressed for time, but I don't want to be sitting around for a long time.

Also, who preps the bike for shipping? - fluids, gas tank etc?
...
Forum: Canada 12-03-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By pm_wizard
Thank you everyone, this is really helpful. ...

Thank you everyone, this is really helpful.

I will contact Knopf Tours and nail down the details.

John
Forum: Canada 12-02-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By pm_wizard
Shipping 1200GS Toronto to UK or France

Hello;

I am planning on retiring next year and want to spend 6 months riding in the UK and Western Europe.

Has anyone shipped a bike form Toronto to anywhere in the UK or Western Europe.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,560
Posted By pm_wizard
I hook up the battery to a trickle charger, put...

I hook up the battery to a trickle charger, put it on the centre stand, and cover each bike with a motorcycle cover. I some years put a block of wood under the crankcase to raise the front wheel off...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 805
Posted By pm_wizard
Question GPR Steering Stabilizer

http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/product_info.php/gpr-r1200gs-12adv-steering-stabilizer-alpha-listings-5011-4059s-p-973...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By pm_wizard
Thanks Jim. I'll give it a try tonight and see...

Thanks Jim. I'll give it a try tonight and see how it goes.

John
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By pm_wizard
slack in gs1200 throttle cable

2011 GS 1200

there seems to be lot of turning of the throttle before the engine responds and gets moving. Is this normal? Can it be adjusted?

When I get off the throttle to slow down and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,634
Posted By pm_wizard
I just received my June copy of Bike magazine...

I just received my June copy of Bike magazine (from the U.K.), and they worked extensively on the proving grounds to replicate the tank slapper that apparently occurred at the South Africa launch.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-25-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,481
Posted By pm_wizard
+1 John

+1

John
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,256
Posted By pm_wizard
There was an article in a British "BIKE" magazine...

There was an article in a British "BIKE" magazine a few months ago about lightening a 1200 GS. The author went to extremes: carbon fibre wheels and so on. He took a lot of weight off the bike! I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By pm_wizard
...don't I feel stupid, should have tried a...

...don't I feel stupid, should have tried a little harder

thanks,

John
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,745
Posted By pm_wizard
Not to hijack the thread, but where did you get a...

Not to hijack the thread, but where did you get a Dimple magnetic plug?

Thanks,

John
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By pm_wizard
Curt: I talked to the guy who runs...

Curt:

I talked to the guy who runs creativecycleconcepts and he sourced the spacer (it's a little more than 1/2 inch thick - and fixes my problem completely). he made the point at the time that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By pm_wizard
I got mine on eBay...

I got mine on eBay creativecycleconceptshttp://pics.ebaystatic.com/aw/pics/s.gif

They were very helpful and it is a good solid product. I gave them the year and that it was a factory lowered ...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By pm_wizard
I know i should be praising my town, but it is...

I know i should be praising my town, but it is not a fun place to ride. The roads have taken it on the chin this winter and there are great sharp sided potholes. The streetcar tracks are slippery...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By pm_wizard
Thank you, great product lines! John

Thank you,

great product lines!

John
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,818
Posted By pm_wizard
This may prove a dumb question, but wherre can I...

This may prove a dumb question, but wherre can I find similar sheathing? I have tried a few local places and no luck

Thanks,

John
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,340
Posted By pm_wizard
Now, throw in a transition to a potholed lane at...

Now, throw in a transition to a potholed lane at the 1/8th mile mark and who wins....

John
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,456
Posted By pm_wizard
looked like a GS leaving their garage! Wonder if...

looked like a GS leaving their garage! Wonder if it is waterproof, might float away in a water crossing...

John
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