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Forum: Americas Today, 07:15 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 44,097
Posted By BikerBill
Cool2 Jeff, I'm still going but moved departure to...

Jeff,

I'm still going but moved departure to July 10 to get more time off. About five weeks now. BTW, I've got entire Then Came Bronson on DVD. Bought it while recovering from broken back in 2011....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 06:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,345
Posted By BikerBill
Talking Alcan Rider, Thanks for starting another...

Alcan Rider,

Thanks for starting another great thread! Thanks to everyone that shared their stories and photos. I've spent the last several weeks reading and learning a lot about riding in Alaska,...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By BikerBill
Fiffe, Not sure I understand, but are you...

Fiffe,

Not sure I understand, but are you looking at purchasing the bike, or its yours and you've got an oil leak? I'm fairly new owner too, but my friends have had Beemers for long time. Some...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By BikerBill
The stock power plug on my 2008 GSA will not...

The stock power plug on my 2008 GSA will not power an air compressor. I learned this after riding gravel on 25psi. Centex fuse panel has several outlets that are easily wired into for other outlets....
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By BikerBill
Theres about 300 pounds difference between the...

Theres about 300 pounds difference between the Harley Ultra Limited and the R1200GSA. Yes, it feels a lot lighter. Kept the Harley. It feels so heavy now, and I've put 170,000 miles on Harleys in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 05:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,515
Posted By BikerBill
JIm, I'd like to ride over from Kentucky on...

JIm,

I'd like to ride over from Kentucky on my "new to me" 2008 R1200GSA and learn about doing my own maintenance. It's probably due for a FI sync if thats possible. And a new front tire if I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,128
Posted By BikerBill
I have a Z-Technic Vstream on my 08 GSA. I'm 6'...

I have a Z-Technic Vstream on my 08 GSA. I'm 6' 2" and its the 23" tall version. It's very good on long trips and I get less buffeting on the Beemer than on my HD Electra Glide. It came with the bike
Forum: Alaska 04-11-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 129
Sticky: Alaska Primer
Views: 32,741
Posted By BikerBill
Alcan Rider, Thanks for sharing so much...

Alcan Rider,

Thanks for sharing so much information! You're photographs are stunning.
Planning a ride this summer to Alaska. Trying to keep it simple and get some gravel road experience before I...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 44,097
Posted By BikerBill
What are the road conditions on the Alcan? Lots...

What are the road conditions on the Alcan? Lots of road construction/repair? Planning to leave here June 19. Assuming of course I dont kill myself getting ready for the trip.

Bill
Forum: Upcoming 04-10-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By BikerBill
Laugh Sounds like a good weekend ride on my new(to me)...

Sounds like a good weekend ride on my new(to me) GSA! I'm in Shelby County KY. Thanks for sharing info!

Bill
Forum: Alaska 04-07-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 38,607
Posted By BikerBill
I bought my R1200GSA with K60s installed. Front...

I bought my R1200GSA with K60s installed. Front had 11,000 miles on it and rear had 3k. I got out on gravel roads and once I dropped tire pressures to 25
Psi they did great. I'd bought the bike in...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 9,226
Posted By BikerBill
Sharkface, I was hoping to go this summer...

Sharkface,

I was hoping to go this summer too. I was thinking I needed 30 days. I can get 17 for sure, maybe 24. If I go want to ride to Prudhoe and maybe side trip to Chicken, etc. I'd be riding...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-03-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,097
Posted By BikerBill
Wink I bought my first bike in 1967 while in high...

I bought my first bike in 1967 while in high school so I've been around longer than Ewan and Charlie. But I've never ridden around the world. I raced motocross in the 70's, and rode my Honda CB750 to...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By BikerBill
If you're goin to be in Lexington Kentucky plan a...

If you're goin to be in Lexington Kentucky plan a day to ride the Bluegrass. Hwy 1681(Old Frankfort Pike) from US60 to the round about is very nice. Only 17 miles long but million dollar horse farms...
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,844
Posted By BikerBill
Laugh TAT Summer 2015 on 2008 GSA

I'm also planning to ride the TAT this summer. I have lots of off road on smaller bikes from years ago. Recent off road on a Honda XR400 in 2011 for a refresher. And that was single track trails with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By BikerBill
Marsee makes magnetic tank bags. Dont know if...

Marsee makes magnetic tank bags. Dont know if they fit the sloped tank well or not.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,744
Posted By BikerBill
I bought my 08 GSA with K60's. Front tire has...

I bought my 08 GSA with K60's. Front tire has about 12k miles, and rear has about 4k miles. Noisy as hell, but seems okay on road. Haven't tried gravel or mud yet. Bought the bike to ride the Eastern...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,684
Posted By BikerBill
Reference your questions about oil temps and when...

Reference your questions about oil temps and when does the oil fail. Checkout GSpot FAQs about oil. Lots of good info there. My '08 shows four bars all the time no matter what.
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,641
Posted By BikerBill
Talking Joe, I hope the weather is good and the roads not...

Joe, I hope the weather is good and the roads not too muddy. Sounds like Korea was fun. Thanks for the Horizons link about the Dalton. I'm more determined than ever now! Looking forward to updates.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,656
Posted By BikerBill
Well, I am keeping the H-D Road Glide and...

Well,

I am keeping the H-D Road Glide and adding the GSA. Best of both worlds IMO. Both are great bikes but the GSA can go offroad(badroad). Plan to ride the TAT on the GSA and then interstate...
Forum: Americas 05-08-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,912
Posted By BikerBill
I rode US50 from Lake Tahoe to some where in...

I rode US50 from Lake Tahoe to some where in Kansas the first part of June 2008. Temps in the 80's and no wind. Love that road! Dont pass a gas station without filling up unless you got a bigger...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,784,844
Posted By BikerBill
Doug, So hou big is the fuel tank on the...

Doug,

So hou big is the fuel tank on the Sporty?

bill
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,316
Posted By BikerBill
I try to take only what I know I will need or...

I try to take only what I know I will need or want on my bike camping trips. I use a Backside four season 3 man tent, 20F synthetic down mummy bag, thermarest sleeping pad, compression camp pillow....
Forum: Americas 03-14-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,089
Posted By BikerBill
I will have to second the suggestion for heated...

I will have to second the suggestion for heated gear. I have Gerbings heated jacket liner and gloves. The new Gerbings T-5 heated gloves are water proof, and the newer jacket liners are much lighter...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,089
Posted By BikerBill
Check out Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort....

Check out Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort. Dealsgap.com. Great folks! They have a restaurant and gas. Camping is available with hot showers. They have a motel. Rooms are clean and reasonable. Call ahead...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,089
Posted By BikerBill
Others have already said it, but I will repeat...

Others have already said it, but I will repeat it. Take a weekend trip to check out your gear. You will see what works and what doesn't.

I took a month long trip couple years ago and did four day...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-28-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,051
Posted By BikerBill
TT, Good on ya! Longest trip I did was in...

TT,

Good on ya! Longest trip I did was in 2008 for a month. I ride a Harley-Davidson Road Glide with saddlebags and tourpak(topcase). I put it all inside of the cases and camped all but four...
Forum: Americas 02-28-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By BikerBill
Pahunter, Google Cave City, Kentucky and...

Pahunter,

Google Cave City, Kentucky and check rates for the hotels listed. I found rates for the last week of March ranging from $47 to $90 for double occcupants.
Forum: Trip Planning 02-11-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 19,309
Posted By BikerBill
I don't credit the characters in "Easy Rider"...

I don't credit the characters in "Easy Rider" with much common sense. All three of the guys in that photo died of stupidity. How much money could they stuff inside a short section of clear 1/2"...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-08-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 27,382
Posted By BikerBill
On a short trip of just a few days or even a week...

On a short trip of just a few days or even a week I just eat out. Since the duration of the trip is much shorter money usually isn't much of an issue. I try to find "real" food in a nice restaurant...
Forum: Ride reports 02-08-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 109,374
Posted By BikerBill
Questor, I agree with other ADVriders,...

Questor,

I agree with other ADVriders, you're RR is a treat for any rider. Great photos!

My last big ride lasted a month and I have to agree about the diet. When I ate crap, I felt like...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,604
Posted By BikerBill
When I travel on the bike I camp out. I buy...

When I travel on the bike I camp out. I buy quality gear that will last. Nothing worse than buying cheap stuff from KMart and having it fall apart in the middle of a thunderstorm at 2am.
...
Forum: Americas 02-02-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By BikerBill
Tray, It's okay to pick a destination to...

Tray,

It's okay to pick a destination to some place you've always wanted to see. You still get to pick the route to that destination.

Sometimes I end up some place I had no idea of ever...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,297
Posted By BikerBill
You need to re-think what you are taking. This is...

You need to re-think what you are taking. This is a motorcycle trip, not a motorhome adventure.

I went out for four weeks and 8500 miles. I camped 26 nights and carried all of MY gear in the...
Forum: Americas 02-01-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,349
Posted By BikerBill
We did a criss-crosser in 2008. Started in...

We did a criss-crosser in 2008. Started in Kentucky and went to Sturgis SD for a few days. Then west to Colorado and then south to New Mexico. West from NM to Arizona and the Grand Canyon for 3 days....
Forum: Americas 01-29-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,222
Posted By BikerBill
I posted some questions about a ride to Nova...

I posted some questions about a ride to Nova Scotia this summer. Slowphil is a resident of NS and sent this link.

www.motorcycletourguidens.com (http://www.motorcycletourguidens.com)

It was...
Forum: EMEA 01-28-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By BikerBill
A Goldwing IV weighs about 950 lbs before you add...

A Goldwing IV weighs about 950 lbs before you add rider, passenger, cargo. How long will you actually be sitting on the bike between stops? The GW is probably the best back seat ride but if you're...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,455
Posted By BikerBill
Thanks again for the info! C., I will let...

Thanks again for the info!

C., I will let ya know when I get it worked out. Thanks!

bill
Forum: Americas 01-27-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,000
Posted By BikerBill
Thumb TPulls, Hey man, it was cold in June of...

TPulls,

Hey man, it was cold in June of '08. But the locals said the temps were 15-20F below normal. I experienced 40-50F with 20-30mph winds. I spent the previous night camped in the mountains a...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-27-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 20,418
Posted By BikerBill
Sarahp, While out on a month long road trip...

Sarahp,

While out on a month long road trip in 2008 I met three women on their way out west as I was on east bound on my return trip home. They each rode their own Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Two...
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