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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 09:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,507
Posted By turnerm
What happens if your motorcycle battery dies? ...

What happens if your motorcycle battery dies?
On on earth do you turn the ignition on for a bump start?
With a key, at least you can turn it to the on position, whether battery is dead or not.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By turnerm
Hold on to that 20 and a whole lot more of them. ...

Hold on to that 20 and a whole lot more of them. This bike looks like its going to need a full time mechanic.
BMW's service septs will be rolling in the doughj once the warranties have run out.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,750
Posted By turnerm
Yeah, I would think the engineers at headquarters...

Yeah, I would think the engineers at headquarters would like to get the bike intact and do a tear down. That is a pretty big malfunction.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By turnerm
now thats funny. They really charge that much...

now thats funny. They really charge that much for the option while the part is 1/3?
I thought it was cheaper to get an accessory with the bike, but I guess Im wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,750
Posted By turnerm
wow. Great news! The thought of them replacing...

wow. Great news!
The thought of them replacing the enine on a brand spanking new bike was outrageous, and the possibility of many oither issues was very high.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,864
Posted By turnerm
Excellent point. I went to Max BMW today and...

Excellent point.
I went to Max BMW today and rode both the 2015 GS and 2015 GSA.
I went there with the intention of getting the GSA.
I loved the look of the GSA, the equipement, everyting on paper...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By turnerm
I was at the dealer today test riding 2015 GS and...

I was at the dealer today test riding 2015 GS and GSA.
I looked closely at the rear hardware and in my opinion you can mount a vario topcase on a 14/15 GSA.
WHat you'll need to do is remove the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 368,665
Posted By turnerm
wow, these sure look great without those side...

wow, these sure look great without those side cases. And without the side case mounting hardware.
I agree, I would prefer just mounting the vario top case from the GS. I would think the mounting...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By turnerm
also, do the vario topcases these days remove as...

also, do the vario topcases these days remove as easily as they used to? With just the flip of a lever or 2?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By turnerm
on my recently sold 2008GS, I loved the vario top...

on my recently sold 2008GS, I loved the vario top case in the far back mounting position. It was all I used. Nice to have a locking "trunk."
If I get the 2015 GSA I would prefer the vario top case...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By turnerm
Looks like a very thorough kit. Good for...

Looks like a very thorough kit. Good for touring.
I dont do much touring. I just need a basic kit that can undo the fasteners and most of the torx bolts.
But i would definitley look at this when...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By turnerm
Wow, thanks. How did i miss that? I originally...

Wow, thanks. How did i miss that?
I originally ordered just the machined piece thinking i would buy my own bits.
But then again i see that the bits in this kit are higher quality German bits.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By turnerm
Wow i love this tool kit! Ive been driving...

Wow i love this tool kit!
Ive been driving around unprepared for any problems and have been lucky so far.
But wit this all you need are a handful of torx bits, screwdriver and youre set.
I couldnt...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By turnerm
I finally got one but you're are better priced :)...

I finally got one but you're are better priced :)

But thanks. The GSA stand worked perfectly.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By turnerm
I had to Dremel the opening. It seemed that the...

I had to Dremel the opening. It seemed that the opening on oem stand may have been a bit deformed and I dremeled it to try to remove any obstructions.
Even after I removed the stand, the bushing...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By turnerm
I bought a GSA stand from a member here and...

I bought a GSA stand from a member here and installed it.
It was an easy swap, with the exception of removing the bushing from the stock side stand.
But the GSA stand works perfectly and the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,948
Posted By turnerm
Not sure what model this came off of. I think...

Not sure what model this came off of. I think the bushing in mine is a single cylindrical bushing, not a 2 piece with lips.
But hard to tell from the outside.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,948
Posted By turnerm
I did see those instructions and I did try it. ...

I did see those instructions and I did try it.
I damaged 3 Allen wrenches and tried a half dozen other pieces of metal that I bent 90 degrees.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,948
Posted By turnerm
Can't get the damned bushing out. I've tried...

Can't get the damned bushing out. I've tried wd40, and various pieces of metal bent to 90 degrees to hook into the bushing hole but no,luck.
It spins but doesn't come out at all.
Now what?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By turnerm
Ok I tried this and the bushing won't come out. ...

Ok I tried this and the bushing won't come out. It turns but not one bit of progress outward.
Please tell me tyre is another better way to remove it before I get the sawzall out.
This is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By turnerm
Nevermind, I searched and found an aftermarket...

Nevermind, I searched and found an aftermarket stand site has instructions on how to remove this bushing. On 2008 models there is a bushing that has to be removed before stand will come off. On...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By turnerm
I removed the clip, sensor and main bolt, but...

I removed the clip, sensor and main bolt, but there is a bushing that's still in there preventing the side stand from coming off.
Anyone know about this in a 2008 model side stand?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By turnerm
2008 side stand removal and install

Does anyone have a service manual or know this procedure?
I am going to remove the stock side stand and replace with a longer GSA oem stand.
My concern is the removal and install of the main bolt....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,341
Posted By turnerm
I have a 2008. Only things I would worry about...

I have a 2008. Only things I would worry about are the key immobilizer and the fuel strip.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,803
Posted By turnerm
While I think that up to 2009-2010 the GS's are...

While I think that up to 2009-2010 the GS's are pretty reliable and easy to work on, I think the new generation BMW's are becoming like the big German sedans.
MB and BMW cars are good looking,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By turnerm
Where did you get the GSA stand? Did you buy new...

Where did you get the GSA stand? Did you buy new or find a used one?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By turnerm
I posted the wtb on the flea market but no luck...

I posted the wtb on the flea market but no luck so far.
I'd rather not spend the 156 for a new GSA stand but the first time my bike topples over, that might change.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,927
Posted By turnerm
I have the Fastway Evolution Air. They are not...

I have the Fastway Evolution Air. They are not the biggest, and that's a good thing.
I've seen pegs on other bikes that look like snow shoes. I'm not part of the bigger is better fan club.
But...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By turnerm
So am I right in assuming the GSA stand is...

So am I right in assuming the GSA stand is longer? In the microfiche pictures it looks like its straight and not the bent style.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By turnerm
I doubt I'm the first one to do this. Has...

I doubt I'm the first one to do this.

Has anyone installed a GSA side stand on a GS?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By turnerm
I've read the posts about how many change or add...

I've read the posts about how many change or add to the foot.
I'm hoping to do something more stock looking.
The GS and GSA are pretty identical with th exception of the suspension, tank and add...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,187
Posted By turnerm
2008 GSA side stand on a GS?

I have a 2008 GS. I installed the Hyperpro suspension and it raised the bike a bit. So now the stock side stand is a bit short, the bike leans over too far.

I thought that since the same year...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By turnerm
Ztechnik leveraction?

I did several searches and surprisingly enough I found an accessory that doesn't have several threads here.
I am considering getting the Ztechnik leveraction kit to replace the windshield knobs for...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,283
Posted By turnerm
I tried on the BMW Dry Gloves at the dealer this...

I tried on the BMW Dry Gloves at the dealer this week and loved them!
I bought a pair.
The sizing was a little troubling for me. I seem to fit both the 9.5 and 10.5 sizes.
The 10.5 feels better...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 875
Posted By turnerm
Last year I finally replaced my factory battery...

Last year I finally replaced my factory battery after 4-5 years.
I thought I was ordering a Yuasa but instead got a cheap Chinese made battery. It never cranked in a strong way.
I just replaced it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,065
Posted By turnerm
I think I'll go with white lithium grease. ...

I think I'll go with white lithium grease. Sounds like less of a wild goose chase and $$ than the other.
Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,127
Posted By turnerm
Try not to be too scared off. Remember, the...

Try not to be too scared off. Remember, the complaints usually get the most posts. Most people who have no issues don't post about it, while the ones that do often post.
Not to discount the issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,065
Posted By turnerm
I bought the Honda Moly 60 for the splines, but...

I bought the Honda Moly 60 for the splines, but what do you use for the edge of the housing where the rubber seal goes?
Looks like there is a whitish looking grease there.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By turnerm
I hate having stuff velcro'd or wires running...

I hate having stuff velcro'd or wires running around dangling. I like to tie strap everything nice and neat.
Its a dual heat controller which has 2 separate knob controls. I put the knob controls...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By turnerm
I have installed the permanent heat troller...

I have installed the permanent heat troller controllers in many bikes. I am a fan of this method as it is permanently installed and all wires can be hidden and fastened. Below is a pic of my GS. I...
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