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Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,192,386
Posted By Fire Captain
reminds me of Dr Carmona

I've really enjoyed your RR.

The way you talk about Dr J is the same way I speak of Dr Richard Carmona of Tucson AZ (my hometown)... Dr Carmona had a similar rough and tumble background, from...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,467
Posted By Fire Captain
I've got this setup on my 06 GS and I love it, I...

I've got this setup on my 06 GS and I love it, I rode from AZ to Alberta CN this past summer and it's by far the best screen I've had, no buffeting and plenty of circulating air.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 16,779
Posted By Fire Captain
just did 3200 miles Tucson to Alberta with no...

just did 3200 miles Tucson to Alberta with no problems, used dynabeads for balance and they also worked great..
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,360
Posted By Fire Captain
How about these, I figured it would look totally...

How about these, I figured it would look totally wrong on the GS. Don't get me wrong it doesn't look as good as the stock unit it works great and I don't HATE the way it looks.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,360
Posted By Fire Captain
No Buffeting AF330

I just got back from a ride from Tucson, AZ to Kalispell MT and a side trip to Alberta Canada then back (3200 miles). I bought the Givi AF330 wind screen as I heard it would all but stop my head from...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By Fire Captain
Yup... backordered Mine took almost 2 months...

Yup... backordered

Mine took almost 2 months to get here, on a side note I've never had a better screen for wind noise and the head blasting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2010, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By Fire Captain
Possibly a helmet issue, I've an 05 12GS and...

Possibly a helmet issue,

I've an 05 12GS and I would have a sore neck with my XD and my Hornet, I sold both and got an RF1100 and presto... no more sore neck with my regular windscreen or my short...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Fire Captain
therma-rest pillow is very comfy and pretty small...

therma-rest pillow is very comfy and pretty small to pack.. I'm more than happy with mine
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By Fire Captain
never did it... thousands and thousands of miles...

never did it... thousands and thousands of miles and never a problem
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,017
Posted By Fire Captain
I have an 05 1200, a 2010 Mini Clubman (also BMW...

I have an 05 1200, a 2010 Mini Clubman (also BMW now) and just got rid of an 06 BMW 330i. They all got the same fuel, chevron super all at the same station and when the Mini started stalling Mini/BMW...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By Fire Captain
I have the fish cat and I've folded it and...

I have the fish cat and I've folded it and strapped it to the back of my 1200gs it worked fine as far as transporting goes, as far as fishing goes the fish cat is IMO the best due to the tall seat it...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Fire Captain
Iphone compatible glove mod

I have been searching for gloves that I can use my Iphone with and the only things I have found are some very expensive winter gloves that aren't suitable for riding so I've made my own.

Here is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,684
Posted By Fire Captain
This works great for me and it sounds great. I...

This works great for me and it sounds great. I use an Iphone and with the new firmware update you can use the bluetooth for multiple items ie: GPS, Iphone, Ipod etc
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Fire Captain
Si

Si
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,344
Posted By Fire Captain
Best bet is to let the deck hands tie up your...

Best bet is to let the deck hands tie up your bike, they have all the straps and whatnot.

This is from Santa Rosalia to Ensenada.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/617/baja2009429.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,017
Posted By Fire Captain
High Ethanol is the crutch for all of BMW...

High Ethanol is the crutch for all of BMW vehicles. I own a 1200gs and I use mostly cheveron premium fuel and I have never had any issues I also own a 2010 Mini Clubman S (also a BMW product) and I...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,174
Posted By Fire Captain
I've had the XD and Hornet, the XD just didn't...

I've had the XD and Hornet, the XD just didn't fit my head very well so it felt a bit sloppy. The Hornet fit awesome as I knew it would as I have a Shoei head, the only issue I had was the peak would...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,660
Posted By Fire Captain
About $30 for everything and 2 days time :D

About $30 for everything and 2 days time :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,660
Posted By Fire Captain
The olive green would look like Honda ATV green...

The olive green would look like Honda ATV green and I'm unsure if I could see that on a GS.

my 2 cents

Fire
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,199,688
Posted By Fire Captain
Just painted.

went from red to green :D

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/6423/img7187w.jpg (http://img20.imageshack.us/i/img7187w.jpg/) http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/img7187w.jpg/1/w1024.png...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,660
Posted By Fire Captain
Green GS

Just did mine with Valspar (lowes rattle can) brand plastic paint.. Hunter Green.

I used the plastic paint clear coat as well but only so I could wet sand it for a smooth finish.

It turned out...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,194
Posted By Fire Captain
I've used synthetic and didn't like the engine...

I've used synthetic and didn't like the engine noise so I switched back to dino 20w-50 and all seems better.

On a side note, I've always just put 4 quarts in during the oil change and figured it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,007
Posted By Fire Captain
A buddy of mine has this for his 1100gs. ...

A buddy of mine has this for his 1100gs.

Google motorcycle bike rack, there is a whole club out the called bike on bike... dorks hahaha

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/364/photosu.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,709
Posted By Fire Captain
ticky

ticky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By Fire Captain
you should have bought the OEM adv tank bars if...

you should have bought the OEM adv tank bars if you wanted access to your side panels, frankly I have no need to access the panels other than loosen them for air filter changes.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2009, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By Fire Captain
The sound is pretty common in the 1200, it...

The sound is pretty common in the 1200, it usually isn't chain slap (that noise is scary sounding) it's the tensioner that makes the ticking noise it can get pretty annoying at times and is throttle...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2009, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,088
Posted By Fire Captain
I assume you have a 12gs. I have the flo-jet and...

I assume you have a 12gs. I have the flo-jet and it's great, I live in the southwest where it's HOT so I needed lots of air.

The flo-jet is semi-adjustable so you do have some control, I'm 6 ft...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 674
Posted By Fire Captain
Take your seat to an upholstrey shop and have...

Take your seat to an upholstrey shop and have them reconfigure your original seat pan, I took them pictures of the RDL and asked them to copy it.. Works great also it cost me $200 here it is.
...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 40,765
Posted By Fire Captain
I just got my set of LED's and they went together...

I just got my set of LED's and they went together very easy and worked perfectly. Thanks

Fire
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Fire Captain
Thats it... Thanks

Thats it... Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2009, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 443
Posted By Fire Captain
12gs pass peg gas can holder

I saw this here last week and now I cannot find it.. I've googled and searched every section in ADV but still I can't find the thread. Can someone point the way???

Fire
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 41,087
Posted By Fire Captain
Thanks for the detailed write up. I just got my...

Thanks for the detailed write up.
I just got my pair of q2 and I did the mod on one so I could use my custom ear monitors and all I can say is awesome....

Thanks again.

Fire
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By Fire Captain
chatterbox info

I am borrowing a chatterbox unit from a buddy and I want to use my custom ear monitors, I haven't seen the chatterbox and I've searched everywhere online and here to see if its possible to get an...
Forum: Thumpers 12-29-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,279
Posted By Fire Captain
I had an 89 NX650 and LOVED it... but it's gone...

I had an 89 NX650 and LOVED it... but it's gone now and I still have a left over tank, it's not the big tank it's a stocker I bought to cut up and make it bigger you could do the same.

I bought...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,603
Posted By Fire Captain
I have a pop-up and I wanted to bring my quad to...

I have a pop-up and I wanted to bring my quad to Mexico so I had a welder friend of mine make a 4'x 6' extruded metal pan on the front of the trailer.

It was a decent amount of work for him, he...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,325
Posted By Fire Captain
I rode bitch for 1000 miles on the back of a...

I rode bitch for 1000 miles on the back of a R1150R Tucson to Boulder, picked my 05 1200gs then rode another 1000 home... did it on my 4 day.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Fire Captain
http://www.earplugco.com/prod01.htm I have...

http://www.earplugco.com/prod01.htm

I have tried most everything when it comes to ear buds, in helmet speakers, and such... I finally bit the bullet and paid the $200 (with the audiologist visit)...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,724
Posted By Fire Captain
I took my seat to a local upholstery shop and I...

I took my seat to a local upholstery shop and I gave them pictures of the RDL and asked to have mine like that. $175.00 later and it is awesome...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,474
Posted By Fire Captain
I have been trying to make one and unfortunatly...

I have been trying to make one and unfortunatly it's bulky and ugly because I used the guts out of another car charger as I needed 5v for my Iphone.

You can buy a USB with a male coaxial end at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 873
Posted By Fire Captain
Up to 07 they are the same

Up to 07 they are the same
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