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Mine is in. Thanks for the info. Just a couple FYI’s.
The pic you show has the box, RDC, in a different place. Different from the Youtube videos as well. Mine had a smaller box for who knows what but it was not the RDC which is where you have to connect to the CanBus. Mine was further to the rear under that silver cross piece. If you put in the sound blaster you will have to come up with a configuration that will lower output to the lights. Two of the outputs are “high” output and two are “low”. Normal configuration is for each of two front leds to use the two high output leads. When you add a third high output like the horn, something has got to change.
Souund bomb is in. The normal install with the ezCan works great. WOW! If you don’t get someone’s attention with this setup, your dealing with the living dead. LOL
I’m kinda giving up on the Sound Bomb. If the flashing Squadron Pro’s don’t get their attention, I’ll just chalk it up to a bad karma day, and the wife can fill up the urn on the mantle.
Forget the above. Just ordered a Sound Bomb, wiring harness and BMW test gismo that drops a couple of wires off the horn (I think). Jim Von Baden had some great pics http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/aftermarket-horn-for-14-r1200gsa-lc.1067990/ of how installed his. There is a bracket that Twisted Throttle sells but of course it doesn’t work on my machine. I can whip up a bracket like Jim’s in no time. The wiring will be a bit longer so I can put it under the plastic. Like you said, just do a normal horn install using a relay and leave the ezCan alone.
Hmmmm, not a single response. There are three pages over here.
There seems to be more action on Face Book under BMWRider Group, also the same on BMWMOA group. Actually, I’m getting ready to cancel both of those groups. Why, because I don’t care if BobbyBMW had dinner in the South of France with some BMW groupies. I am interested in events, things mechanical, and accessories. Just AIN’T NO digital social butterfly. LOL. You CAN get answers on technical issues on this forum, and MOA but it seems that you get correct and accurate information more quickly on ADVRider.
It’s not as active as Facebook. I for one deleted my Facebook account. I grew weary of all the content. There is a lot of stuff happening here, just not compared to facebook. But it’s a lot more relevant. Maybe a bit harder to find.
Facebook is different. They don’t call it social media for nuthin. I’m a rider, this format is better for me because there is more about the bikes and riding.
When I got my GS back in 2012 I joined both MOA and RA primarily for the magazines. OTL was by far the better for me because it had more to do with bikes than social events. I thought it was the same for the forums. After about a three year abscense I came back to find this forum is practically dead. I posted on the forum trying to get some information about GS tires specifically for the road. There were 7 reads but on ADVrider I am at three pages and still going. At least OTL is definitely worth it, if I ever get my subscription going again.
I agree with you Kent. Been using GPS since it was in development. Garmin since a GPS45. I’ve always separated the Garmins between the mapping/routing side and the bells and whistles side. Garmin only got the routing side together in last four or five years and you still need to work your but off designing the route in BaseCamp if you don’t want the babe in the box to send you through some screwy path you never wanted. Garmin finally got the bells and whistles down in the last few versions of Zumo’s which the Nav V is. Their BT setup before that was less than ideal. The Nav V is the best setup I’ve ever worked with primarily because of the wiz wheel. Once you get it down, there isn’t much you can’t do on the fly. Messing around with even the touch screen was downright dangerous. If you can’t do it with the wiz wheel on the move, you probably needed to stop anyway.
Update, just finished about 5K miles using the V. I’ve never seen ANY GPS that comes close to its functionality.
I really like paragraph two above. I wanted to avoid saying that the MOA crowd seemed to be “less skilled” so I won’t say that.
On question one: I just like to focus on running twisties at a pace that reminds me that I’m not dead yet.
On question two: Sand/gravel in the turns. Got ambushed by sand/pea gravel three quarters across the road which blended into the color of the pavement. As I was skipping down the pavement on my back listening to my helmet smacking the asphalt, I was laughing (that’s most likely a lie but it sounds good every time I repeat it) because that ATGATT works. I was OK, got the bike up and rode 6 hrs to home. Still makes me look hard in those mountain turns.
I really like the new format of the website. It’s pretty intuative to get around in. Without stirring too much trouble, I believe that particular brands attract distinct personality profiles. The BMW community has some very distinct subgroups too. For example: there is the S1000RR group, the GS’ers, the Tourers, etc. These categories aren’t clean or well defined by any stretch of the imagination. I do believe that RA appeals to “riders” where MOA tends to be a more “social” group. No facts to substantiate that “OPINION’ because it is just that, an opinion. My wife thinks I’m anti-social, LOL, but I think I’m a rider. Two points of view that come to the same conclusion.
Didn’t want to say that the RT wasn’t a great bike. I think it is. The FJR is a great bike too, but they, IMO, are not in the same category. For ME, my GS is the best bike on the planet for how I ride twisties. I would love to have an RT as a second bike. Whenever I want to go for a long trip, and get there in a hurry, I always think about my 06 FJR. Passing cars was, think where you want to be and then you were there. Just trying to say bikes and people have different personalities with an FJR being Country and Western, and an RT being Classic Rock. LOL
If you aren’t into the high speed thing or a die hard Iron Butt’er, which I’m not, the RT is hard to beat. I still ride with FJR and C14 drivers quite a bit. Funny thing is that the “dirt bike” will progressively start walking away from them when you ride twisties. Up until the GS there was always some other bike that I thought was the end all, be all. I’m happy now.
Just an asside, a guy on a GSA and I went riding with the fast group last spring during a BMW club outing. The two other bikes there were S1000RR’s which, silly me thought were beat up Ninja’s of some kind. These guys were flying, although I’m sure they were not running flat out. The dirt bikes had no trouble running with them, especially in the turns. I guess my point is that the raw horsepower of something like a Multistrada or even C14/FJR doesn’t get used in the real world as much as one might think.
[quote=womanridge]Darryl Richmond and your BMW RA Board of Trustees and officers. We are all working to bring a great website to all.[/quote]
I think you have a great start. It AIN’T easy bringing in a new baby into the web world.
[QUOTE=Emoto »]My OTL magazine just arrived today and it was the one the OP was talking about. (I had thought I already recycled it, but was mistaken).
The image was clearly labeled that it was a restoration of a WWII Wehrmacht bike. Why was this an issue? Did the OP and his friends not understand which side Germany was on in WWII or how they marked their vehicles, or did not understand what “restoration” means? Frankly, it is insulting to be asked the questions that the OP posed.[/QUOTE]
[U]I tried finding the pic in question, what issue???[/U][B] Never mind, I found it[/B]. In any event BMW, a company that produced motorcycles in Germany built motorcycles for its country’s military. I have seen several articles on the motorcycles built for the German military in WWII. There are collectors of motorcycles, medals, uniforms, etc from that period. They do have the swastika on lots of them. They would not be authentic if they did not. Those collections do NOT imply that the collector was a Nazi nor do they imply that the collector supported the beliefs of the Nazis. The emblem you mentioned was that of the Africa Corps, that’s all. That’s the explanation and in my opinion it is over-reacting. [B]After seeing the pic in context, I’m certain this is a tempest in a teapot. [/B]