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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By thebigkr
I was up there Sunday the 18th and there was a...

I was up there Sunday the 18th and there was a group of Skagit Sheriff Search and Rescue folks that bitched at me about being up there since the road was closed... They were saying it was a seasonal...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,457
Posted By thebigkr
Sorry about that, the Skydrive isn't mine so I...

Sorry about that, the Skydrive isn't mine so I don't have control over it. The link was from my work email and from there I can just click and go to the photos without logging in... not sure why it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,457
Posted By thebigkr
Been away for a while and just noticed this...

Been away for a while and just noticed this thread. Here is a link to a photo album with photos from the slide.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,457
Posted By thebigkr
Anakee 2 gets my vote, I rode I-5 all the way...

Anakee 2 gets my vote, I rode I-5 all the way through Oregon in May in the hardest rain I have ever seen and there was no drama; great tires.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-28-2011, 11:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,154
Posted By thebigkr
I enjoyed mine quite a bit, went 2 up with my...

I enjoyed mine quite a bit, went 2 up with my wife (I'm 225lbs, she's 125lbs) with luggage from Bellingham, WA to Glacier and back via Lolo pass and Mt. Rainier and it did great. Took some gravel...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2011, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By thebigkr
I'll throw in a second on for Jim's DIY...

I'll throw in a second on for Jim's DIY suggestion, his DVD is top rate and shows all the steps. I just don't have the time to do it right now.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By thebigkr
Just had the 6000 mile service done; valve check...

Just had the 6000 mile service done; valve check (all in spec), oil change, and code scan. It ran $311 including 9% tax, seems like I remember the 600 being something like $245. Local indy shop that...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,781
Posted By thebigkr
Just reading through this thread again and it...

Just reading through this thread again and it just strikes me as odd that you have had to replace so many of these. Have they looked for another cause for failure? Bad ground, improper voltage,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By thebigkr
Got my new GSA on March 10th of this year and...

Got my new GSA on March 10th of this year and have taken it on a couple of trips, including a 3600 mile loop through Utah right after the 600 mile service. So far with just over 7500 on the bike I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,568
Posted By thebigkr
Barbie's Bike ...

Barbie's Bike
http://www.renz5enterprises.com/Motorcycles/2011-R1200GSA/i-4RrTLKg/0/XL/IMG9981-XL.jpg
Poor little dirty girl needs her toys...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 974
Posted By thebigkr
Let me just say as one who really wanted the 1200...

Let me just say as one who really wanted the 1200 GSA but thought "I shouldn't spend that much on a bike" then bought a V-Strom only to turn around and get the GS, I say just get the GS and have it...
Forum: Face plant 09-04-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,489
Posted By thebigkr
Heal quickly, that wrist x-ray looks painful!!!

Heal quickly, that wrist x-ray looks painful!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,958
Posted By thebigkr
I'd wash that shit off before it starts to stink...

I'd wash that shit off before it starts to stink up the neighborhood, that's nasty. Hope you weren't rocking just the skid lid and shades!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,068
Posted By thebigkr
Personally, I have a 2011 R1200GSA and I have...

Personally, I have a 2011 R1200GSA and I have ridden the Multistrada on an extended test ride when the Ducati factory experience was in town. I fell deeply in lust over the Multistrada but as soon...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-23-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By thebigkr
Well I'm back from Bend and I ended up taking 25....

Well I'm back from Bend and I ended up taking 25. Thanks for the heads up on the road condition, someone needs to let them know that road maintenance is more than placing "Rough Road" signs in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,372
Posted By thebigkr
Wife and I were in the minivan about to pull into...

Wife and I were in the minivan about to pull into the alley behind our house when a stupid teenage bitch in a ford ranger pulls out of the alley. She moves her head in a motion that somewhat implied...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-21-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By thebigkr
I remember going to Windy Ridge with my wife when...

I remember going to Windy Ridge with my wife when the access road was first put in; like 89 or 90? Just don't remember the road to get to the turnoff. Went for a hike and I remember the ground...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-20-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,364
Posted By thebigkr
National Forest Development Road 25

Heading out for Bend tomorrow to pick up a used Ducati for the wife and was looking at routes for the return trip to Bellingham. Typical route would include lots of boring as hell I-5 which I'm not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-07-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8,531
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
Views: 2,141,131
Posted By thebigkr
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 210,211
Posted By thebigkr
Cleaning out old subscribed threads and see that...

Cleaning out old subscribed threads and see that there was never an end to this. Did you ever get anything out of the city?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,751
Posted By thebigkr
+1 on the larger BMW bash plate. Ordered mine...

+1 on the larger BMW bash plate. Ordered mine from A&S online, free shipping and no sales tax. It was very easy to install and easy to deal with for an oil change. Not to mention that it has very...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By thebigkr
I'm with Guns, what was the outcome did you get...

I'm with Guns, what was the outcome did you get it sorted?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,213
Posted By thebigkr
Your not being a dick for asking for your money...

Your not being a dick for asking for your money back but if the $50 coupon doesn't expire, keep it and use it when you get pressed for time and need an oil change. I do all my own work 99% of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,982
Posted By thebigkr
I've had my 2011 for two months now, it used no...

I've had my 2011 for two months now, it used no oil prior to the 600 mile service (dealer performed so ? oil) added 500ml after the next 1,500 and changed it at 3,500. I now have 5,600 on the clock...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By thebigkr
I spy some South Sound BMW going on here. I...

I spy some South Sound BMW going on here. I really like those guys, I ended up getting mine at Ride West since I live in Bellingham and didn't want to make the trip south. Little more than a month...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,411
Posted By thebigkr
I'll keep an eye out for the lights, the thing I...

I'll keep an eye out for the lights, the thing I notice the most is the sweet sound of the KTM twin echoing off the rocks. Love the sound of those bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,223
Posted By thebigkr
Love my GS. No other bike does it for me like...

Love my GS. No other bike does it for me like the GS, plain and simple this is the bike for me.

Then again I have owned many a quirky vehicle. Loved my Land Rover Discovery II which was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,480
Posted By thebigkr
Might just be one of the best first post links! ...

Might just be one of the best first post links! Super funny.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By thebigkr
Don't know this guy, or know anything about his...

Don't know this guy, or know anything about his rack....

Found in the Flea Market:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=698775
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,802
Posted By thebigkr
Stock BMW Adventure cases, even though they are...

Stock BMW Adventure cases, even though they are made by Touratech will not fit Touratech racks. It would be much simpler to get the stock rack from your local dealer, eBay, or online from someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,186
Posted By thebigkr
Yo Jeff, Just picked up a 2011gsa and mine...

Yo Jeff,

Just picked up a 2011gsa and mine has the same vib 4200-4600 or so. How has your turned out? Did you do the sync? Did the dealer step up and do anything?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,954
Posted By thebigkr
The way I see it you just want the BMW (not a...

The way I see it you just want the BMW (not a KLR, DR....), nothing wrong with that! I feel the same way, used to have a V-Strom which is a great bike but it isn't a GS. The Strom never caused me a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,225
Posted By thebigkr
No damper here. I have found that just riding in...

No damper here. I have found that just riding in the wind helps, every tine it gets windy get on the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,500
Posted By thebigkr
pulsating pedal would seem to indicate that your...

pulsating pedal would seem to indicate that your abs was activating, have you tried turning it off and testing the brake? Check to see if you can lock the rear (in a safe manner) with the abs off. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-11-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,411
Posted By thebigkr
Keep passing a KTM 9XX Adventure with bags...

Keep passing a KTM 9XX Adventure with bags heading south on Chuckanut around 4:00 when I'm heading north (opposite commuters). I used to be on a V-Strom now on a new BMW R1200GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By thebigkr
Oil, even good synthetic oil is cheap; new GSA's...

Oil, even good synthetic oil is cheap; new GSA's are expensive, not to mention I'm hard on shit.

Dealer also recommended the shorter change interval, and yes I know they stand to make twice as...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2011, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By thebigkr
Just picked up my 2011 GSA and had the 600 mile...

Just picked up my 2011 GSA and had the 600 mile service completed a week later, dealer filled with BMW 10w-40. Put 3,600 miles on in the following nine days and changed with Mobil 1 4T 10w-40 when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 879,058
Posted By thebigkr
I've got two photos for the mix. First one isn't...

I've got two photos for the mix. First one isn't anything really notable other than this is the first trip my wife has made since her being diagnosed with Stage 4 Gastric Cancer. Not sure how many...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,352
Posted By thebigkr
Sorry about dredging up old threads but I was...

Sorry about dredging up old threads but I was wondering if you ended up removing the flap and what the results were if you did?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 879,058
Posted By thebigkr
Late May trip to southern Utah from Washington,...

Late May trip to southern Utah from Washington, 3500 miles, 8 states in 9 days. First trip with the new GS, love the bike and have nothing but great things to say about it. Photo is from the top of...
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