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    I have been riding it on short trips with no...

    I have been riding it on short trips with no issues. I haven't made it into the dealer yet. Winter is here. It is probably the best time to have it looked at.
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    The old R90 had over 350,000 miles on it before I...

    The old R90 had over 350,000 miles on it before I parted with it.

    I would love to get that out of this one.
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    Thanks Marty, I had a voltage meter on my old...

    Thanks Marty,

    I had a voltage meter on my old R90 and ,yes, it was very reassuring...it even saved my bacon a few times. I may install one soon. Sometimes I miss that old bike. At least, I could...
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    The charged battery reads 12.7 Volts on the meter...

    The charged battery reads 12.7 Volts on the meter with no load and it is fluctuates between 14.3 and 14.5 at load depending on what is running.
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    Thanks. What I failed to mention was the mechanic...

    Thanks. What I failed to mention was the mechanic tried connecting the shop battery and the bike still wouldn't even try to start.
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    R1200GS Electrical Issue

    Hi,

    I live in Ukiah, CA and it was around a 104 degrees the other day so I dicided to take my 10 year old son out for a ride through the redwoods to the coast to cool off.

    About an hour into...
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    Thanks, I spent a $1100 to replace the CVE...

    Thanks,

    I spent a $1100 to replace the CVE unit. They recommended I not use the heated grips since they had gotten so hot before. The heat may have damaged them.
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    I charge directly at the battery terminals. I'm...

    I charge directly at the battery terminals. I'm hoping the short isn't in one of the wiring harnesses. I am looking at big dollars if that is the case.

    UGH!
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    My bike is in the shop now. They don't know what...

    My bike is in the shop now. They don't know what the cause is. Apparently the computer is saying it is a short somewhere, but no one has heard of this problem so far. The mechanic is waiting to...
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    I had heard the turning radius was increased...

    I had heard the turning radius was increased somehow on the new Connies. I have no idea how, but that is what I heard. A CHP officer I talked with said the $2000 didn't seam as substantial as the...
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    No BMW for CHP

    I am sad to see BMW didn't get the next 2 year contract CHP. They are moving to the Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS P for $2000 cheaper.

    http://www.government-fleet.com/News...otorcycle.aspx
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    BMW loses CHP Contract

    I am sad to see BMW didn't get the next 2 year contract for CHP. They are moving to the Kawasaki Concours 14 ABS P for $2000 cheaper.
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    I'm not entirely sure the issue is with the hand...

    I'm not entirely sure the issue is with the hand grips. The hazard light goes out shortly after I turn off through bike. When I charge the battery, the grips get regardless of where the heat switch...
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    Heated Hand Grips Draining Battery

    Hi,

    I need some advice.

    I have a 2005 R1200GS and my heated hand grips keep running down my battery even with the key off. Every time I charge the battery, the grips get hot...even with the...
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    The activities in the town of Sturgis are...

    The activities in the town of Sturgis are different than the activities at the Buffalo Chip outside of town.

    When I ride, I waive at other riders regardless of what they are riding. I can't...
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    Sticky: Loaded up for the 620 mile trip to the Redmond...

    Loaded up for the 620 mile trip to the Redmond Rally.
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    I am 37 and have been a member since I was 6...

    I am 37 and have been a member since I was 6 years old. I know that sounds funny, but I used to go to rallies with my dad climb on the back the bike every chance I got. I would grab my dad's copy...
  18. Thread: Buying a GS

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    I'm going to Redmond in another week so we will...

    I'm going to Redmond in another week so we will see how the stock seat and no throttlemeister goes. I think those two items will be purchases within the next year or two. I think I will have Rick...
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    Thanks Ed. That is why I asked. The tank has...

    Thanks Ed.

    That is why I asked. The tank has such a steep slope and I am looking simple bag similar to that and under $100.

    Thanks again,

    Matt
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    Rapid Transit Recon 19 Magnetic Tank Bag

    Hi,

    Does anyone know if the Rapid Transit Recon 19 magnetic tank bag will fit on a 2005 R12GS?

    Thanks,
  21. Thread: Buying a GS

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    Yes. Interesting concept from pushing the bike...

    Yes. Interesting concept from pushing the bike around in the driveway with the key on vs. when its off.
  22. Thread: Buying a GS

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    Chuck, The range really would have been the...

    Chuck,

    The range really would have been the only deciding factor for the AGS for me, but I went with a standard GS. Mine has wire spokes though...that was a must in my book. I think the AGS...
  23. Thread: Buying a GS

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    Thank you. I have seen the Rick Mayer seats. ...

    Thank you.

    I have seen the Rick Mayer seats. I just realized he is in Anderson, only a couple hours way. I will have to talk with them.

    I'm not sure I want to lower my pegs as I have already...
  24. Thread: Buying a GS

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    Happy with my GS

    I am 6'4" and find my GS a perfect height. I can walk it off the center stand while sitting on the bike. I actually put the seat on the highest position, but I put the rear of the seat down a...
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    I have the same problem. After about 30 minutes...

    I have the same problem. After about 30 minutes of riding, my left ear aches badly. I just purchased a new helmet and while it fit great at the crown of my head, the cheeks were a bit tight. I...
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