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Old 02-23-2014, 07:37 AM   #2101
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i've been struggling with the centrestand on mine ever since i got it. Never had a single problem in the 9 years I owned the last model r12, but on my smooth garage floor, I can't get the bugger off the centrestand - the bike just shuffles the stand across the floor. Even trying to jam your foot in front of the stand is iffy much of the time.

Can anyone else move the bike metres across the floor without actually wanting to?
Put a door mat below the bike when you put it on the centerstand. That'll give it traction next time you take it of the centerstand.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:39 AM   #2102
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Yes, but eventually it hits one of the many piles of crap I've been meaning to put away one day for the last three years.

Coming from the F8, which has that fantastic "ram's horn" centre stand, I'm a bit disappointed by the R12's. Those two tiny feet just sink in to soft ground, no different to the side stand.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:46 AM   #2103
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I am looking at a couple of different Aux lighting options, Clearwater and Baja Designs. The Clearwater lights draw 120 watts total on full power. As I delve into the overall electrical additions, Gerbings, Hyperlites etc. I want to be sure I don't over tax the system.

If I am correct, the bike makes 540 watts. Anyone know how many watts are used by the bike or more specifically, how many are available for accessories? It seems to me the 2012 I had put out a bit more juice but I am not sure. It handled everything I put on that bike fine but I thought it might be a good idea to see if anyone knows what I have to work with.

I am installing a PDM 60 to run things through which allows programming each circuit (very cool).
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:38 AM   #2104
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These are the Hornig



What is hard to tell in the picture is the distance between the mesh and the radiator; about 10-12 mm. It would take a pretty big chunk of whatever to deflect the guards that much.

More pics at http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2...diator-guards/
I read you install procedure. Am I reading wrong? Sticky tape? is that a high temp sticky tape? wouldn't a regular sticky tape just melt?
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Old 02-23-2014, 10:44 AM   #2105
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I am looking at a couple of different Aux lighting options, Clearwater and Baja Designs. The Clearwater lights draw 120 watts total on full power. As I delve into the overall electrical additions, Gerbings, Hyperlites etc. I want to be sure I don't over tax the system.

If I am correct, the bike makes 540 watts. Anyone know how many watts are used by the bike or more specifically, how many are available for accessories? It seems to me the 2012 I had put out a bit more juice but I am not sure. It handled everything I put on that bike fine but I thought it might be a good idea to see if anyone knows what I have to work with.

I am installing a PDM 60 to run things through which allows programming each circuit (very cool).
As you noted, the '14GSA-W will only provide 45amps. Just leave 5amps for the bike/battery and program your PDM-60 so the circuits you enable don't exceed the other 40amps combined.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:28 PM   #2106
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As you noted, the '14GSA-W will only provide 45amps. Just leave 5amps for the bike/battery and program your PDM-60 so the circuits you enable don't exceed the other 40amps combined.
DRTBYK, thanks

Ok so check me on this,

60 watts 5 amps for the bike
120 watts 10 amps for aux lights full power
154 watts 12.8 amps Gerbings jackets 77watts x2 full power
54 watts 4.5 amps Gerbings Gloves 27 watts x2 full power
24 watts 2 amps GPS Nav V

Total = 412 watts or 34.3 Amps

So, 128 watts or 10.6 amps to spare?
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:12 PM   #2107
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Juice needed on a cold day!

Yesterday morning in Santa Fe I rode up to a stop light, brights on, Clearwater Erica's ablazing, aux lights on, and heated gear (socks, gloves, jacket and pants!) on full. It was 21 degrees after all! Upon coming to a complete stop, I got the dreaded red triangle warning light and the battery signal. Went away as soon as I turned the brights off. Just saying that I have figured out how to max out the electrical system!!
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:13 PM   #2108
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DRTBYK, thanks

Ok so check me on this,

60 watts 5 amps for the bike
120 watts 10 amps for aux lights full power
144 watts 12 amps Gerbings jackets 77watts x2 full power
54 watts 4.5 amps Gerbings Gloves 27 watts x2 full power
24 watts 2 amps GPS Nav V

Total = 402 watts or 33.5 Amps

So, 138 watts or 11.5 amps to spare?
77x2=154 not 144
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Old 02-23-2014, 06:42 PM   #2109
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Got a nice ride down to the North Oregon coast this weekend. I will say that I have NO issues with buffeting and this bike feels much sportier than the previous R1200GSA, almost like a sport tourer. Still don't have my locks for the GSA bags so I just threw the Giantloop on the back and made the best of a wonderfully wet and cold NW weekend. It was snowing heavily as I was leaving Edmonds on Saturday but had warmed to a balmy 40 degrees by the time this picture was taken.

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Old 02-23-2014, 06:52 PM   #2110
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77x2=154 not 144
And now you know why I wanted to be checked on this, Thanks

Corrected in post.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:16 PM   #2111
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I read you install procedure. Am I reading wrong? Sticky tape? is that a high temp sticky tape? wouldn't a regular sticky tape just melt?
Ask Hornig if you want to know the specs. It's whatever they sent with the unit. That said, the radiators don't get all that hot, relatively speaking. Foam tape that goes to 400 and 500F is not uncommon. The tape is used as a spacer, perhaps to keep the guards from rattling around.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:27 PM   #2112
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Right. The Hornig radiator guards are held in by a bolt and plastic tabs and not by any sticky/foam tape.
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:20 PM   #2113
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I want to be sure I don't over tax the system.
assuming you have the model with the full computer, make use of the voltmeter on it and don't let it fall below 14V (or any value you nominate - the lower it gets, the harder you are working it over the limit. If it stays at the nominal value (mine is typically 14.3 at 3 grand) then you're absolutely golden as far as the units capacity.
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:26 AM   #2114
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AltRider Skid Plate info

Anyone with the new GSAW installed an AltRider Skid Plate does it fit.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:33 AM   #2115
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OK. Traded the 30th Anniversary GS for a new GSA. Loved the GS, but figured if I was going to be adding farkles, might as well go with the GSA. It's sitting in my garage. As of now, there is still a little too much ice between me and the road so I have still not had a chance to ride, or even get the bike inspected. Hoping to get the bike down to FL to spend some time there, and then head to San Diego. Will probably try to get the show on the road around March 18.

For those who keep track: bike is green, have panniers with locks, BMW tank bag, NAV V. Old GS pannier liners still work, but new ones are as good or better. Will need larger foot for side stand as well as lower pegs. Am 6'0" - 33" inseam.

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