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Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 258
Posted By Pappy541
BMW GS tank bag

About to get my new GSA and I am looking for a tank bag.
Touratech is one I am looking at but the BMW GS bag looks great.
I bought a BMW tank bag for my 09 and after a year the map pocket had...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,556
Posted By Pappy541
just my 2 cents

I have a 2015 GSA with low suspension on order and it should be here in about 2 weeks.
I currently have a 09 GSA with 130,000 miles and had put 40,000 on my 1150 GSA. I also have 2,000 + miles in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By Pappy541
Rigid light bar on GSA

As my 2015 GSA gets closer to being delivered I am getting excited. I am also starting to narrow down my farkles. I like the Clearwater Kristas but also really like the rigid light bar mounted on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,017
Posted By Pappy541
+ 1 on globe scouts

I have an 09 GSA with factory side cases. I Like how they look and love how the same key for the bike fit the side cases. A great selling point.
However like most it has taken one or two dirt naps....
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Pappy541
PDM 60 will be ordered

Thanks !!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By Pappy541
PDM 60 or something else

I have a 2015 GSA on order and it will be hear in about 3 weeks.
On my current GSA I have a fuse block ( cannot remember the name) and realize that I will need something to power my heated gear and...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Pappy541
thanks. I got it second hand with no...

thanks.
I got it second hand with no instructions
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By Pappy541
wunderlich bar bag

I just got a Wunderlich bar bag that seems to be a good piece of equipment. just got it yesterday so I can not give a good report. I have an 09 GSA and it fits perfect. On the Wunderlich web page...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2,296
Views: 268,183
Posted By Pappy541
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Is that weather radar
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,528
Posted By Pappy541
I have a buddy that had the oil pressure light on...

I have a buddy that had the oil pressure light on his Harley come on. He thought he could make the 15 minute ride back to to the house and decided to not stop. As it turned out the oil pump went out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9,805
Views: 1,990,433
Posted By Pappy541
Several years ago I was riding from Jacksonville...

Several years ago I was riding from Jacksonville to Key West down A1A. As I am going through Miami my new GPS was taking me through the "hood". It had started raining and as I pulled up to a red...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 233,878
Posted By Pappy541
Yes please tell what you wrapped it with. LOOKS...

Yes please tell what you wrapped it with. LOOKS GREAT
Forum: Europe 06-23-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Pappy541
Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: Europe 06-20-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Pappy541
Where to rent a GS in Belgium

I will be going to Mons Belgium in about a month and want to rent a GS for about 5 days.
Where is a good place to rent.

Thanks,
Pappy
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Pappy541
My scratches are very fine so sounds like it will...

My scratches are very fine so sounds like it will work for me.

THANKS :norton:clap:D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Pappy541
scratched instrument face

Got some dried on mud on the info screen on my 09 1200 GSA. I tried to wipe it off while riding so I could read it and made many small scratches on the screen.
What would be good to use to buff them...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By Pappy541
I am from Madison and try to do all my own...

I am from Madison and try to do all my own service on my 1200 GSA. If a dealer is a must we go to BMW of Baton Rouge. 180 miles from the house.
I am very surprised that Bham closed. Are they still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,758
Posted By Pappy541
just depends on the "mission" On my last...

just depends on the "mission"

On my last iron butt we stopped only the amount required by the Iron Butt 3 times in 1,000 miles. This was riding double on My GSA. My wife packed a cooler and we...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Pappy541
GSA side case lock problem

I have a 2009 1200 GSA with the stock side cases. A few years back the Right side case lock developed an issue where the key would not go in the key hole and of course could not be locked. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,409
Posted By Pappy541
About 15 years back I was going to buy a new bike...

About 15 years back I was going to buy a new bike for my oldest son. We went to walmart and found a great looking bike that was just a plain model with your standard single speed and coster brakes. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,409
Posted By Pappy541
I read the title of the article and it drew me in...

I read the title of the article and it drew me in so I read it. As I got closer to the end of it I was laughing my a$$ off. Like many I used to research everything I could before I would spend my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,225
Posted By Pappy541
I am looking for feed back as well. I plan to buy...

I am looking for feed back as well. I plan to buy a 2015 GSA in the fall and have started making my shopping list.
I had OEM on my 04 GSA that I liked a lot just a tad small.
I also purchased the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-01-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15,601
Views: 831,700
Posted By Pappy541
That is BMW of Birmingham that is moving from a...

That is BMW of Birmingham that is moving from a poor location downtown
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,844
Posted By Pappy541
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I think I will keep using the clutch on my 09 GSA.
Thanks for the heads up
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,557
Posted By Pappy541
I have a GSA and while on a trip not having to...

I have a GSA and while on a trip not having to worry about fuel is just one less thing you have to think about.
If you are happy with the size tank you have then you are good to go.
As I ride I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15,601
Views: 831,700
Posted By Pappy541
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http://www.outwestnewspaper.com/akhwy.html

That is a trip of a lifetime and you should go to the Alaska regional page for up to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 17,104
Posted By Pappy541
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This is a fact!
It is people not the machines that are causing the problem. Each time new technology arrives it becomes easier to...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,062
Posted By Pappy541
You are doing it all wrong.i ride a GSA and in 25...

You are doing it all wrong.i ride a GSA and in 25 - 50 degree temps start with a thin or medium weight long sleeve t or UA type for the base. Then the electric on top. Then the AST liner. If still a...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Pappy541
I had same problem

I had the exact problem, I really liked the gloves but they were just a little too tight. However I had just read a magazine article on what to do.

Soak the gloves in water until the are...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-15-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Pappy541
Keep the info coming. I check in every day and...

Keep the info coming.
I check in every day and make notes!

thanks
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,706
Posted By Pappy541
JIm I hope you got the wireless controler. It...

JIm I hope you got the wireless controler.
It is very nice. And of course the jacket is as well. I like it a lot.

I got my jacket a year ago and have been very happy. This year my wife was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Pappy541
If I ride down Hwy 1 From SF to LA what would be...

If I ride down Hwy 1 From SF to LA what would be a good route to take coming back. What are some things that are a must.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-13-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Pappy541
I will be there

Thanks to all! :1drink
I have decided that I am spending Thanksgiving in California.
Will arrive early afternoon on Friday 11-22-13. I will pick my bike up at Dubbelju about 5:00pm. Then I plan to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Pappy541
:1drink:1drink:norton:D:1drink:1drink WOW...

:1drink:1drink:norton:D:1drink:1drink

WOW you guys are fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You gave a lot of good info. One offered help with a place to crash and another to take me on rides.

I normally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Pappy541
thanks

thanks
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-06-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,713
Posted By Pappy541
Fly, rent, ride in north CA for Thanksgiving

I am from Jackson MS and have wanted to spend a week riding northern CA for many years. Problem is that it is 2,000 miles and with only a week off it is just too far to ride. Yes I have been to CA...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,753
Posted By Pappy541
+1 on warm & safe My wife and I wore our...

+1 on warm & safe
My wife and I wore our Gerbing for almost 5 years but I decided it was time to by the new micro wire with instant heat so I started looking.
I bought warm and safe instead of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,317
Posted By Pappy541
My experience has proven for me that what ever...

My experience has proven for me that what ever the speed limit is take 10 off. That covers fuel and a lunch break. Site seeing is extra. You Can make better time but you have to work it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,878
Posted By Pappy541
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Put Ohlins ESA on my 09 GSA last July. Several months ago after a dealer reset a trouble code the shocks quit working, just stuck in 1 up comfort....
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,102
Posted By Pappy541
Looks like a fantastic trip! KW will have even...

Looks like a fantastic trip!
KW will have even more to talk about now.
Good job on the RR, keep it coming
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