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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By eric2
I didn't know he painted them? That's the grease...

I didn't know he painted them? That's the grease Bruno used.

Think it was $450, was a little nervous about giving my CC info over the phone,but no issues WRTT.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By eric2
Took a month or so, but Bruno does good work. ...

Took a month or so, but Bruno does good work.

http://eric2.smugmug.com/Other/Tech/i-knjz4GR/0/L/IMG_3176-L.jpg

http://eric2.smugmug.com/Other/Tech/i-6cZmJtL/0/L/IMG_3184-L.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,137
Posted By eric2
I would check it for driveline slop occasionally,...

I would check it for driveline slop occasionally, but failure at that low a mileage would be unusual given the duty you do with it.

I would especially check it before a long trip, notchiness is...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,184
Posted By eric2
Cracked rubber boots, IMNSHO have little to do...

Cracked rubber boots, IMNSHO have little to do with the failure you had, some go sooner. If your bike sits outside all the time or you do numerous stream crossings, I could see it, but the fact of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By eric2
Get the new one and have the old rebuilt. Put...

Get the new one and have the old rebuilt. Put another 50k on the new one and slip in the rebuilt, by bruno's
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,384
Posted By eric2
Never thought about it, but it has served that...

Never thought about it, but it has served that duty and as a place to study maps. Easily reversed in a couple minutes.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 17,499
Posted By eric2
GSA problems are enhanced because the angle is...

GSA problems are enhanced because the angle is greater than a GS, as mentioned, failure can be predicted. Just check for driveline slop. Especially on high mileage bikes.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-29-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By eric2
Isn't canyon lake and it's dam right by new...

Isn't canyon lake and it's dam right by new braunfels ?
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By eric2
Hate to rain on the parade, but while i put 60k...

Hate to rain on the parade, but while i put 60k on my 98(bought with 36k)I found the 1200gs I replaced it with was noticeably quicker 0-60, handled better, got better gas mileage, had far better...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-26-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 1,071,853
Posted By eric2
Yeah, it really sucks. ...

Yeah, it really sucks.
http://eric2.smugmug.com/Rallies/Branson-Blitz-06/i-WKFvmb8/0/L/DCP_8578-L.jpg

No scenery whatsoever.
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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-24-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 1,071,853
Posted By eric2
prolly too late, two words talimena parkway.

prolly too late, two words talimena parkway.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-07-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 498
Posted By eric2
Veteran's day ride

Been a few years, butt feel the need for a ride to Murphy's steakhouse in Winchester, paved out, dirt back though bastrop SP, or sumpin.

Hope they fixed the scale, cuz that 1.5 lb, 12 oz one I got...
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,015
Posted By eric2
Damn that looked rough. :eek1. Only you can...

Damn that looked rough. :eek1. Only you can decide wether to keep riding,and to your credit you're back in the saddle :bow .

I can't say having not been in your shoes, but death can come from any...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-01-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 688
Posted By eric2
No. The shallow end just got a liittle deeper. ...

No. The shallow end just got a liittle deeper.

Hope the owner had insurance.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,894
Posted By eric2
I've used several of the rope style plugs to...

I've used several of the rope style plugs to seal, carry some rubber cement to help. Others have used several go pro plugs, but my experience with those are negative
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,151
Posted By eric2
Take a step back, it's only arming itself. :deal

Take a step back, it's only arming itself. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,730
Posted By eric2
If you're looking for capacity, jesse still has a...

If you're looking for capacity, jesse still has a 65 liter big enough to hold 2 helmets. Does not appear gay.

Unfortunately, when I bought this one the mounting hardware for use with the stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,860
Posted By eric2
Another example

Here's another one, after a mere 136k miles the insurance company decided to total this fine machine, just because I t-boned a minivan. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=987224)
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Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By eric2
The outer seal weeping does not indicate bearing...

The outer seal weeping does not indicate bearing failure, I'm on my 3rd. You found why the rear wheel didn't turn freely when the shop found the driveshaft problem. Before rebuilding the FD, check...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 23,728
Posted By eric2
yeah, maybe they do it different down under but...

yeah, maybe they do it different down under but that was a foolish pass, especially on poor road surfaces.

Hell, I get pissed off when some bozo passes me in my own lane going the same...
Forum: Face plant 09-30-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,239
Posted By eric2
Glad you're ok, good thing the cops were nearby. ...

Glad you're ok, good thing the cops were nearby. If the other driver was issued a ticket, then your rates won't go up, or at least thats the way it worked for me after a spill last june.

I would...
Forum: Racing 09-29-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,829
Posted By eric2
:lol3 Guess that's why they run the races anyway....

:lol3 Guess that's why they run the races anyway. :
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,860
Posted By eric2
Why not buy something else if you're worried...

Why not buy something else if you're worried about it breaking down?

All other motorcycles are completely reliable and never have any issues, only BMW's have FD that always blow up and the dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 563
Posted By eric2
There were several issues s/w updates fixed, such...

There were several issues s/w updates fixed, such as the external power shutting off. The biggest benefit to me was am update that cured hard starting, the lights and servos would stay on while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,485
Posted By eric2
I've never seen a bad gremlin myself, other than...

I've never seen a bad gremlin myself, other than the obvious. Could be worse though, who would want to be seen driving a pacer?

http://www.decodesystems.com/gremlin-ps-may-1973-m.gif
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 71,236
Posted By eric2
05 r12gs,136k miles salvage title, totalled, currently unrideable

Up for grabs is my r1200gs, best bike I've ever owned. It is just over 10 years old and i am the original owner. Had a slight incident witha mini-van this last june chronicled here...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,553
Posted By eric2
Jesus christ, it's a minor leak that can be fixed...

Jesus christ, it's a minor leak that can be fixed in the parking lot of a dealer in 10 minutes for the price of the $20. Is there any oil that actually made it to the wheel yet?

Sell the fucking...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,860
Posted By eric2
Just a half strip? :huh :eek1

Just a half strip? :huh :eek1
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-17-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By eric2
I've camped a few times under the pavilion at the...

I've camped a few times under the pavilion at the city park in big spring. Bored LEO has on occasion stopped by to check on me, and I do believe there is a sign stating that overnight camping is not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,121
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, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,555
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, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
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, 07:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,310
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, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
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, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,828
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, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,817
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, 07:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 197,173
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, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20,150
Views: 1,071,853
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, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,660
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).
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