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Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By rideLD
Continental Road Attacks:deal

Continental Road Attacks:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By rideLD
That might do. :huh it if you can keep the rear...

That might do. :huh it if you can keep the rear wheel in the air for 15K:D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By rideLD
I agree. :evil I still want to meet the guy who...

I agree. :evil I still want to meet the guy who can wear out the front brakes on a GS in 15K. Most people get about 50K out of the fronts.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,142
Posted By rideLD
You might want to take a look at the front ones...

You might want to take a look at the front ones first. At 15k they are probably only about 30% worn.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
Posted By rideLD
if it stalled while you are riding its probably...

if it stalled while you are riding its probably your alternator belt.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,867
Posted By rideLD
The problem with using a torque wrench on a oil...

The problem with using a torque wrench on a oil drain plug is the torque specs are written for dry threads. Its impossible to get the threads down there completely dry.

Best course of action is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,036
Posted By rideLD
Speaking for the adventure model they not only...

Speaking for the adventure model they not only went from 720 to 510 watt alternator, they also reduced the size of the battery from 14 ah to 11.8 amp hour. Supposedly the new bike is more efficient...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,607
Posted By rideLD
Tough crowd here:evil The more I look at it...

Tough crowd here:evil

The more I look at it the more I kind of like it:D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 56,669
Posted By rideLD
I would venture to guess that the recommend...

I would venture to guess that the recommend torque settings are too high in most cases.

I will get flamed for saying this but I rarely if ever use a torque wrench.:eek1

My father who was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,833
Posted By rideLD
I like that bag and did not realize you can mount...

I like that bag and did not realize you can mount it strapless.

Did you get the strap mounted version or magnet version?
Do you have to glue the gas cap mounting ring to the bag?

Please post...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 949
Posted By rideLD
This is very true. They seem to come from the...

This is very true. They seem to come from the factory pointing 75% down. Big improvement adjusting them up a bit.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By rideLD
Conventional wisdom says that most if any...

Conventional wisdom says that most if any manufacturing defects will happen during the factory warranty period.

That being said, sometimes its not true.If you ride over 20K a year and keep your...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,524
Posted By rideLD
Actually this discussion is about if Ethanol at...

Actually this discussion is about if Ethanol at any % is damaging to small engines. All the research I have seen shows that it is and the EPA has admitted as much.

According the experts the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,524
Posted By rideLD
its not just BMW that recommends against using it...

its not just BMW that recommends against using it in Motorcycles or any other small engine. Even the EPA admits that it will cause problems, therefore they have not yet approved motorcycles for its...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,524
Posted By rideLD
Let me start by saying that I live in the heart...

Let me start by saying that I live in the heart of ethanol country and know many people who make their living off it. That being said, ethanol is the biggest scam against the American people going....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,783
Posted By rideLD
The computer is an estimate at best. My computer...

The computer is an estimate at best. My computer says my life time average has been 43. The reality is my life time average is 40.2 mpg :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By rideLD
I'm not really understanding you here. You do...

I'm not really understanding you here. You do realize its a roll top bag? You zip it then roll the top down and fasten the clips to the sides then fasten the other 2 clips by the handles. Mine does...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By rideLD
Definitely waterproof. That strap is part of the...

Definitely waterproof. That strap is part of the setup to strap to the top of your side case. Here are the instructions
https://www.dropbox.com/s/2x0d6rpkn8scbje/BMW%20OEM%20Case%20Liners.pdf?dl=0
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,289
Posted By rideLD
I can't tell you his name but he works at...

I can't tell you his name but he works at BMW.:eek1

My info is confirmed here http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/support/faq?full=1
See the question "Can GS-911 flash my ECU?"
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,289
Posted By rideLD
The way it was explained to me was the type of...

The way it was explained to me was the type of memory that is used is what the limiting factor is. The more robust the memory the less times it can be flashed. It is similar to the memory used in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,289
Posted By rideLD
A tech told me once what it was and it was...

A tech told me once what it was and it was surprisingly low number like 15 or 20 times.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,783
Posted By rideLD
Is this a standard GS? If so makes sense. I have...

Is this a standard GS? If so makes sense. I have always managed to get 2-4 more mpg on a standard GS. The Adventure is less aerodynamic.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,289
Posted By rideLD
This is true. Also keep in mind that there is a...

This is true. Also keep in mind that there is a finite number of times the computer can be flashed. I'm not sure what the number is but it is not infinate
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,783
Posted By rideLD
As others have mentioned it is called "Road Trip"...

As others have mentioned it is called "Road Trip"

Tracking every single tank is really the only way to know what your true mileage really is.

Going off the computer is not good and if you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,783
Posted By rideLD
http://www.karlmarsh.com/2014/2014-BMW-R1200GSW-Ad...

http://www.karlmarsh.com/2014/2014-BMW-R1200GSW-Adventure/i-4WTnQPB/0/L/IMG_5423-L.png
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,112
Posted By rideLD
' Mine dries out pretty quick I have a...

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Mine dries out pretty quick

I have a love hate relationship with my kermite chair.I hate how much I paid for it but I pretty much love the chair.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By rideLD
Its a magnet. Just wipe it off with a rag. If its...

Its a magnet. Just wipe it off with a rag. If its really gunked up, that could be a bad sign since it would be metal on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,678
Posted By rideLD
I agree. An allen wrench and a shoe horn is all I...

I agree. An allen wrench and a shoe horn is all I have ever needed
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,198
Posted By rideLD
If not then that means someone probably clipped...

If not then that means someone probably clipped the front wheel. Might check to make sure it is still straight?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,198
Posted By rideLD
So sorry to hear this Jim. You really...

So sorry to hear this Jim.

You really should file a police report and canvas all the local businesses for cameras. I had a similar thing happen to me a while back and the grocery store had a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,068
Posted By rideLD
that depends on your definition of "needed":D ...

that depends on your definition of "needed":D

IMO the Cymarc braces are needed even with the stock screen. My stock screen is rock solid stable since adding this ingenious part. It really reduces...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,416
Posted By rideLD
That is technically true but you can do a legal...

That is technically true but you can do a legal maneuver to access the other 500K. I would have to get my lawyer to explain it.

My carrier is SafeCo
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,416
Posted By rideLD
Exactly. The best thing to do is to bump...

Exactly. The best thing to do is to bump everything to 500 so you can have a million umbrella. My umbrella costs $115 a year and covers me on about 10 different auto, bike, RV, and home policies.....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,485
Posted By rideLD
Thats what I do. I can't remember the last time I...

Thats what I do. I can't remember the last time I even looked at the sight glass:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 433,688
Posted By rideLD
Almost any motorcycle that has relatively quick...

Almost any motorcycle that has relatively quick steering can be prone to head shake. To get it to do so is to make a mistake on the part of the rider.

If you don't believe me take your LC GS and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By rideLD
Wicked How not to ride your new GS

Sorry if this was already posted but I just saw a pretty cool video by ALTRider. I guess their crash bars really do work. :D
http://youtu.be/gjq7kxAf82k
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,180
Posted By rideLD
On page 38 of the manual it states there is an up...

On page 38 of the manual it states there is an up shift recommendation mode that you can turn on for max fuel economy. Its part of the "On-Board Computer Pro"

I have played with this and can tell...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,176
Posted By rideLD
As others have mentioned there really is very...

As others have mentioned there really is very little profit margin in these bikes for the dealers. They make all their money off service, parts and gear. If you are not local and may not service the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 433,688
Posted By rideLD
:deal Thats why its called the weep hole:D

:deal

Thats why its called the weep hole:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,787
Posted By rideLD
Sorry but I don't have my 05 anymore but I'm...

Sorry but I don't have my 05 anymore but I'm pretty sure if you pull off the beak you will see where it goes on the front sub frame.
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