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    I can only go by my experiences and what I have...

    I can only go by my experiences and what I have read here on the board but it appears that the GS and particularly the 06/07 ones had battery problems. Bought my 07 GSA used with 10K on it and knew...
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    Mine are pretty much covered with stickers too,...

    Mine are pretty much covered with stickers too, however I have used a metal polish called "Flitz" to polish some scuffs from the tops. It comes in a tube and is like toothpaste, just rub it on with a...
  3. Thread: Riding Two-up

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    Riding two up is no big deal IMO, however it does...

    Riding two up is no big deal IMO, however it does pay to make sure a few things are set up for it as already posted. Make sure the tire pressure and springs are set for the extra weight and I...
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    Old Navy aircrew...Glad we never "ops checked"...

    Old Navy aircrew...Glad we never "ops checked" our fuel remainder. I like to swim but prefer it in a pool :lol .

    Learned from an old Jeep I have with a wildly inaccurate gas gauge, that finally...
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    Ouch! That may change things drastically to say...

    Ouch! That may change things drastically to say the least. Hard to say what the 2K of extra work was for, and having no idea how you got water into the oil and not ingested on top of a piston by...
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    Not basing this on any great knowledge of the...

    Not basing this on any great knowledge of the 1200 boxer, I've got a GSA but still learning it, however general engine knowledge. From your description...A couple of "knocks" or "ticks" after a start...
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    No experience with Bestem but I'm very happy with...

    No experience with Bestem but I'm very happy with the Kathy's I bought for my GSA. Well made and I like the design of the top zipper that runs around the bag rather than just a zipper across the top....
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    Wouldn't beat myself up too much, it could be...

    Wouldn't beat myself up too much, it could be worse, you could have done it while actually thinking that the bike might go over.

    Last time I tipped the GSA over I had it parked on dirt, on a slope...
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    OEM on the 1200GSA and should be available at any...

    OEM on the 1200GSA and should be available at any BMW dealer. Being protection made for the GSA they are sort of in the "things that tend to get mangled" category. Bob's lists them in the repair...
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    Cheap way is touch up paint. Never is perfect...

    Cheap way is touch up paint. Never is perfect but at least it's close. Hate to say it but probably not the last scratches you will get. Perfect way is an auto body shop, more expensive but they know...
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    I can only echo give it a try, adding let her...

    I can only echo give it a try, adding let her give it a try. I'm happy with the stock seat on my 07 but my first thought looking at the passenger seat was that the wife was not going to be pleased....
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    Can't say I've done it on a GS or even any high...

    Can't say I've done it on a GS or even any high end seat but I have made or modified my own seats for some vintage off road bikes. Results were always less than what I was looking for, but that may...
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    Dave, noises are certainly a cause for concern...

    Dave, noises are certainly a cause for concern and nothing wrong with getting it checked out, you may avert a problem or it may be nothing, at least you get a handle on it. But...understand that...
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    I went in in '75 and it was a foregone conclusion...

    I went in in '75 and it was a foregone conclusion for me. I was an Army brat and had only known the military life. Knew I didn't want the Army, didn't even look at the Air Force, and would probably...
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    I would imagine so. Actually not sure they are...

    I would imagine so. Actually not sure they are still running it. When I went through the Navy was just starting to integrate women into combat aircrews, which ment you needed SERE, but Brunswick...
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    That's for sure. Have to say of all the schools I...

    That's for sure. Have to say of all the schools I went to in 21 years of the military the SERE schools I attended were some of the best things I did, in hindsight....sure wasn't happy during them...
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    Good to hear you're getting out in the frozen...

    Good to hear you're getting out in the frozen north. I got out for a short ride, maybe 45 miles, yesterday, just a few around town things to do. We've had overcast and sleet with most of the country...
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    Good luck on the trip, you will have fun. Can't...

    Good luck on the trip, you will have fun. Can't give advice on routes as my riding in Europe was pretty much local commutes when I lived there, but in the general planning arena...

    I wouldn't...
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    Thanks. I worked on them today. The threading for...

    Thanks. I worked on them today. The threading for the stalk and the internal threading for the mount are left handed, most mirrors are. The problem on mine seems to be that either the nut and lower...
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    Thanks, I figured it would be OK but wasn't sure.

    Thanks, I figured it would be OK but wasn't sure.
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    Yet another "charging" question...

    Sorry for one more but I've waded through the posted threads, either I'm just not finding what I need or I'm just a little dense...

    Will be keeping a charge ('07 GSA) using an Optimate 3 charger...
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    1200 GSA mirrors...

    Can't help but think this is a stupid question but my assumption is that the mirror stalk adjustment (not the mirror itself but the position of the stalk in the mount) is the same as just about every...
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    Just my $.02 and staying way away from another...

    Just my $.02 and staying way away from another dreaded oil thread, but my bottom line on oil is that the cost of fluids and a crush washer is way cheaper than getting it wrong. If it were me I would...
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    Not a cruse control as such but you might try a...

    Not a cruse control as such but you might try a "Cramp Buster". You still have to keep your hand on the throttle but it allows you to relax the hand and use your palm. I put one on my '07 GSA because...
  25. Thread: GSA Seat

    by RandyW
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    I'm new to the GSA but have already invented some...

    I'm new to the GSA but have already invented some new words when putting the seat back on...

    I found that keeping both the rear latches lubed helps. That and take your time when putting the front...
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