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Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,052
Posted By JSD
[quote=Mr.Goose]I'd love to see a 25,000 mile...

[quote=Mr.Goose]I'd love to see a 25,000 mile road test on luggage. My prediction is that the BMW stuff would hold up best and retain the most value over time. Mounts are the most durable and knock...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By JSD
Newer FDs

Sorry if this is a repeat, but has anything been done to the newer final drives to correct the "alledged" problems? Any significant design changes other than repositioning the drain and revising the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By JSD
Oil seal/Bearing Relationship

Long story short, I had the oil seal around the FD donut hole replaced due to hemorrhaging fluid. I asked if the work was warranted and the service writer said no because he didn't know if a bearing...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,292
Posted By JSD
Actually it should go in. I have an XXL Arai and...

Actually it should go in. I have an XXL Arai and have gotten mine in. Try differant ways until it goes into the back end of the case where it's widest. It is a little tight and might scuff, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,221,486
Posted By JSD
One...

...more.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,221,486
Posted By JSD
mine yesterday

Mine yesterday on the Uncompahgre Plateau
Forum: Americas 10-14-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,623
Posted By JSD
Boots

On my trip in '08 the rubber boots on the driveshaft came loose, both front and rear. The foward one was siliconed by the dealer in Mousula MT, warranty. And I ended up duct taping the back one in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,807
Posted By JSD
cracks

There are so many variables its hard to say. A small hard rock, or a big soft one? At what angle? Spinning or not? on and on...hard to say. No guarantees.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,807
Posted By JSD
Zero Chance?

Zero Chance? Not so. I have both a wire screen and the stick on film. And I have a cracked headlight. Not badly cracked, and the film may actually be holding it together. I wont change until it falls...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,415
Posted By JSD
Home made Shorty

Here is mine I made a few years ago, its the oem screen heavily modified

<FIELDSET class=fieldset><LEGEND>Attached...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,990
Posted By JSD
Mt Evans ticket

Hey Paddlemich, glad you made it home safe. Thanks for the ticket to Mt Evans -though the hut was closed on the way up and nobody checked on the way out I was glad to have it. It was stinkin hot in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,990
Posted By JSD
Mt Evens Ticket

Hey Paddlemich, I finaly found your report- couldn't hear to well with ear plugs in....Thanks for the Mt Evens ticket. The hut was closed on the way up and nobody checked on the way down but I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-30-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By JSD
Thanks TZ, the weather here is not so good so I...

Thanks TZ, the weather here is not so good so I am undecided...JSD
Forum: Ride reports 03-30-2009, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By JSD
The Rock

Thanks for the pictures. I spent some time in Newfoundland last summer during my two and a half month loop around North America. The Rock was the highlight of the trip. I spent a day at L'Anse Aux...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By JSD
Nor Ca

Actually I ment Red Bluff, not Redding. Thanks I will look at that site.
JSD
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-29-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By JSD
Northern California in Early April?

Hi, I plan to ride from Colorado to Ca. in a few days. Thinking of crossing over on Hwy 36, Redding etc. What might the weather and roads be like, ice and snow -wise? I have travelled there a time or...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,592
Posted By JSD
Thanks Jim, I will plan on that...JSD

Thanks Jim, I will plan on that...JSD
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,592
Posted By JSD
Somewhat related

I dont mean to hijack the thread but on a somewhat related topic: What tank guards fit with the HB crash bars if one has converted to the ADV tank on a standart GS. Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By JSD
That is what I guesed, thank you very much for...

That is what I guesed, thank you very much for the reply.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2009, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By JSD
Torque Question

Could someone please explain the proceedure to use when initial and final torque values are given? For example the spec for the rear disc is given as 12nm initial and 30nm final. How does one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2009, 07:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
Posted By JSD
Thanks Jim, always appreciate your straight...

Thanks Jim, always appreciate your straight forward answers...John
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
Posted By JSD
Mixing rotors

I have the same situation. Is there any issue with mixing a non OEM rotor at the rear with OEM rotors up front? My fronts are OEM and, having been replaced several times under warranty, are still...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,258
Posted By JSD
Mixing rotors

Any issues with mixing rotors? My OEM fronts are fine but I need to replace the back one, and would like to use one of the less expensive and longer lasting options. Also is there a replacement...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,197
Posted By JSD
Micatech

I spent this summer doing well over 20,000 miles with my Micatechs. I basically lived out of them for three months, camping most of the time. The thing about items falling out of the left side is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By JSD
windshields

Trouble is there are just so many variables. What is right for one may not be right for the next. I have a 1200 so my experiance may not be quite right for you, but one thing I did was go to Home...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,086
Posted By JSD
Lemon Law

I could be wrong but I dont think the Lemon Law applies to motorcycles.
Forum: Canada 08-24-2008, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By JSD
Free, with strings, tires in Montreal

Hi, I am traveling across Canada and need to change tires from TKC80 to Tourance on my R1200GS, I forget the sizes. The front has maybe 75% life left and the back, say, 15%, still usable. I will...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,612
Posted By JSD
Hammerhead

I ordered a Hammerhead simply because I wanted a spare for an extended backroad trip and, as the stock costs the same or more, why not try a custom? Size 13.5! Didnt get it yet so dont know how it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2008, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,689
Posted By JSD
Slc Bmw

I stopped in there on my way west second week of June. They replaced my cracked in the usual place top case no sweat no questions asked. Didn't even have the receipt for it. Cant speak to the sales...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2008, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,045
Posted By JSD
Adjust valves hot?

Please, are the valves adjusted hot or cold or? Jim's DVD did not say, unless I dozed off at the critical moment. Thanks
JSD
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,221,486
Posted By JSD
Navajo?

Hey Truchas, is that Navajo Lake? I used to keep a sail boat there. Nice scooter! JSD
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,425
Posted By JSD
+1 I had the same issue. I would have had to...

+1
I had the same issue. I would have had to bend it beyond reason to make it fit. After numerous calls and explanations back and forth, they just did not get with the program, so I gave up and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By JSD
I think I found the problem

I was going through all the connections and found this to be suspect. I am guessing that it shorted out inside when it came apart. See attached. Thanks to all who offered assistance.
JSD
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2008, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By JSD
16,000 miles, few water crossings. The issue is...

16,000 miles, few water crossings. The issue is not hard starting but no starting...the battery would not even turn the starter: one click then nothing.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By JSD
I changed it because the original would not hold...

I changed it because the original would not hold a charge after a year and a half. The replacement would not turn the starter after one night out in 30 degree weather.
thanks everyone for your...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By JSD
I am trying to check all these things but I am a...

I am trying to check all these things but I am a bit electrically challanged. The SAE plug is off. I have not yet uninstalled the second acc. socket. I have no testing equipment. Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By JSD
BatteriesPlus, where I purchased the battery put...

BatteriesPlus, where I purchased the battery put a hand held tester on the battery and it read 12.99. He then put a load tester on it and it read something like 250??? he did it so fast I could not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By JSD
Sorry I dont own an ammeter, digital or...

Sorry I dont own an ammeter, digital or otherwise. Thanks for your offer of help. I will have to buy or borrow one. If I can get ahold of one, what should I see?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By JSD
Key was not in the bike, which was parked...

Key was not in the bike, which was parked outside. Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By JSD
Thanks for the input. The salesman insisted that...

Thanks for the input. The salesman insisted that the battery tests fine and that the two issues that I mentioned could certainly cause the battery to die. Must be something else wrong but I have no...
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