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Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,602
Posted By eric2
I've never knowingly bought one, but I'm about to...

I've never knowingly bought one, but I'm about to sell my r1200gs with a salvage title. The law changed sometime since 1998, when I had a k100rs and totaled it, I bought it back and fixed it up and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By eric2
Speaking for myself, when my stick coil went out...

Speaking for myself, when my stick coil went out I had just gone to a high pressure car wash which isn't recommended, but better to find out at home than on the road. Hand washed ever since. :D
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By eric2
Lubbock would be the closest, about 3 hours from...

Lubbock would be the closest, about 3 hours from roswell here are a couple links I found

Family PowerSports
4202 W Loop 289,
Lubbock, TX 79407
(806) 793-2551

Cycle Shack
5218 Marsha Sharp...
Forum: Face plant 09-10-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,985
Posted By eric2
OP did a good job bringing some degree of sanity...

OP did a good job bringing some degree of sanity to the scene. Hope the rider survived the ride to the hospital. Been mentioned that you should have sent another to find 911 signal. Directed a few...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By eric2
Last time I checked, hotels are expensive, over...

Last time I checked, hotels are expensive, over $100\night in marfa, so i would look around. I eventually got a place in ft davis for less, but places like marathon and ft stockton have oil field...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 749
Posted By eric2
Had the same problem with mine. No rain for years...

Had the same problem with mine. No rain for years 'round here.

http://eric2.smugmug.com/Other/r12gs/i-fSSg8cs/0/M/spring%202011%20092-M.jpg

So i drove it a little farther to see if the problem...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,228
Posted By eric2
The most important thing about that is when it...

The most important thing about that is when it rattles. It shouldn't make much noise when hot although the noise is normal when cold.

If you ride it hard, it could be worn trans input shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,340
Posted By eric2
Mostly overblown, the failure rate is pretty low....

Mostly overblown, the failure rate is pretty low. Late model final drives (05 and up) have failed early, this usually points to faulty setup. Earlier models had bearing QC issues, those bearings...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 191,278
Posted By eric2
There are a few places with 10-15 mph corners,...

There are a few places with 10-15 mph corners, but they are well marked. Pretty rocky country, and rocks showing up on the road are not uncommon, so you want to be prepared for rapid lane changes if...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 982,452
Posted By eric2
None of them have trails motorcycles can travel...

None of them have trails motorcycles can travel on, maybe bicycle. There's a dedicated dirt rec area by Marble falls (hidden falls?) There are trials type trails in austin at emma long metro park.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By eric2
I got an EWS error around 100K miles on my 05,...

I got an EWS error around 100K miles on my 05, had a wire on the harness rubbed through by the tank on the right (throttle side).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,674
Posted By eric2
Got 136k on my 05 before a minivan totaled it,...

Got 136k on my 05 before a minivan totaled it, only changed the gear lube at 108k because spilled a bunch while changing the driveshaft. Closest thing to failure was a few weeping outer FD seals on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,138
Posted By eric2
Sell the bike. It's a piece of shit and this will...

Sell the bike. It's a piece of shit and this will be the first in a constant stream of service issues with it. I'll give you $500 for it.
Forum: Racing 07-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 133,159
Posted By eric2
Well, you can add my name to the hamilton...

Well, you can add my name to the hamilton grudging respect crowd. What a drive, for the second week in a row. Had he fresher tires he could have been the first F1 driver to win from pit lane. In...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-26-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 982,452
Posted By eric2
Every Saturday

Every Saturday
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-25-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 982,452
Posted By eric2
I might ride with some guys who meet in austin at...

I might ride with some guys who meet in austin at the stop N drop at bee caves and 360. They tend to leave around 7 am to avoid the heat and squids though. They usually head to blanco or johnson...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 982,452
Posted By eric2
Its on the way to antietam...

Its on the way to antietam (http://www.nps.gov/anti/planyourvisit/directions.htm), worth a visit to see the waterfall (in the catoctin mountain park that is).
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,313
Posted By eric2
The power assist can be fixed these days if its...

The power assist can be fixed these days if its the servo unit, do a little searching. You can also bypass it without causing too many problems, but you lose the abs, and the warning lights need to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,055
Posted By eric2
I think the OP hasn't seen much of the USA. In...

I think the OP hasn't seen much of the USA. In austin, they phased out HD's years ago due to ABS issues\requirements. Not surprising in the least, accidents went down significantly when they switched...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-24-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19,276
Views: 982,452
Posted By eric2
Nice little riding area in the catoctin mt park...

Nice little riding area in the catoctin mt park (http://www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm) about 15 miles south in MD. Neat little waterfall right off the main drag. Just don't go down any strange roads.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,984
Posted By eric2
These brand bashing threads are always a hoot to...

These brand bashing threads are always a hoot to read. Experts, who've never owned one seem to know everything about them, many of them speak of the days when bmw made"reliable" bikes.

Sure your...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,733
Posted By eric2
I suspect one of the primary coils has picked...

I suspect one of the primary coils has picked this occasion to fail, it's old enough for it to happen. Did the bike get wet or was it washed around the time diesel was introduced? I think my first...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 111,450
Posted By eric2
I have had 3 claims (one in progress). They have...

I have had 3 claims (one in progress). They have been great to deal with and haven't raised my rates even though the first 2 accidents were my fault. I've been a customer for 25 + years.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,306
Posted By eric2
The 1200 is lighter, makes more hp, gets better...

The 1200 is lighter, makes more hp, gets better gas mileage, and has an extra gear. It also uses mineral oil instead of nasty dot 4 for the hydraulic clutch, meaning no maintenance is required.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By eric2
think i got one, i'll check whilst i'm changing...

think i got one, i'll check whilst i'm changing tires in the cool evening air
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,275
Posted By eric2
nope. them are spares, I'm gonna wash the...

nope. them are spares, I'm gonna wash the originals one of these days, they look ok other than the blood :wink:
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By eric2
You can work on your bike at my house, but I will...

You can work on your bike at my house, but I will prolly be out of town this w/e. I don't have a truck, so you'll need to get it there somehow, or I can bring some basics to check\adjust the points...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,275
Posted By eric2
moving on up, hope this thing was as much fun as...

moving on up, hope this thing was as much fun as the last one. If i do fix up the old one, this one is going on the market when its done. Has anyone noticed how awesome the smugmug moble app is?
...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,275
Posted By eric2
Well, I figured I would update this minor saga....

Well, I figured I would update this minor saga. Not a real shock, but the insurance totaled my 05 12gs at a mere 136k miles :eek1 :cry. It runs fine, the abs still works but the forks are definitely...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,990
Posted By eric2
Seems like everybody who has these easily...

Seems like everybody who has these easily diagnosed issues feels that bmw, somehow is responsible for every failure. Honestly, if your car had the same problem, would you consider ditching it if a...
Forum: Racing 07-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 133,159
Posted By eric2
Ferrari is pulling out the stops to make kimi's...

Ferrari is pulling out the stops to make kimi's car more competitive.

http://cdn.autoweek.com/storyimage/CW/20140709/CARNEWS/140709871/AR/0/Kimi-Raikkonen-takes-on-lawn-mowing.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By eric2
I would say that flushing the brake fluid would...

I would say that flushing the brake fluid would be the highest priority item, other than that, give the tires a close look because if they're original there may be some cracking due to their age....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-08-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By eric2
If you're thinking about going anytime before...

If you're thinking about going anytime before october, then there is no preferred route, you'll be dealing with temps way above 100 during the day through september. travel at night? NFW as there are...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,984
Posted By eric2
I didn't read all of his web site, but when I saw...

I didn't read all of his web site, but when I saw the pic of the FD on fire and his explanation he lost a lot of credibility. There was no fire, the failure was caused by the rear brake, don't know...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 650
Posted By eric2
I just bought an 06 r12gs last week after some...

I just bought an 06 r12gs last week after some teeny boppers ran a red and totaled my 05 at a mere 136k miles. Still runs great but forks and rotors are tweaked.

The 06 is pristine, like new and...
Forum: Face plant 06-30-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,516
Posted By eric2
I think ABS might have helped me in the minivan...

I think ABS might have helped me in the minivan thread I posted, might have lowsided or worse with grabbing all the brakes I could in a panic stop. Instead I hit it dead on and straight upright. The...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By eric2
You could be looking at a substantial restoration...

You could be looking at a substantial restoration job. If the gas was left in you will need to clean and possibly replace the tank, the internal fuel pump is dead, like the battery is. The fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,839
Posted By eric2
I change my M1 oil and check the valves at 10k...

I change my M1 oil and check the valves at 10k mile intervals on my 05 r12gs, still running great at 136k miles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,904
Posted By eric2
I went the first year or two, that was plenty....

I went the first year or two, that was plenty. Not sure there weren't any fatalities, because the obits had a few folks succumb to m/c injuries in the weeks after

edit: you can get in for free and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,904
Posted By eric2
http://eric2.smugmug.com/Other/Rotrally014/i-J9p65...

http://eric2.smugmug.com/Other/Rotrally014/i-J9p65pF/0/M/IMG_2349-M.jpg
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