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Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 43,729
Posted By McBike
JVB produces maintenance videos and travels the...

JVB produces maintenance videos and travels the world for work and fun. Nice try !
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
I have now owned 7 BMW's, a Honda, and currently...

I have now owned 7 BMW's, a Honda, and currently a KTM. I have ridden my BMWs from the top of North America to Panama without a single failure until now.

Do I think a brand new motorcycle should...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
I actually heard this from the dealer I bought...

I actually heard this from the dealer I bought the bike from and they did the 600 mile service. BMW called the service department at my dealership to find out if they had ever opened up the engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
Bike was delivered in April. I don't know the...

Bike was delivered in April. I don't know the exact build date.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
New info. The bolt on the clutch basket was loose...

New info. The bolt on the clutch basket was loose and when they looked at the clutch, two of the approximately 14 clutch plates were missing!

Looks like a screw up at the time of assembly.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
I was able to speak with the tech working on my...

I was able to speak with the tech working on my bike today. Good news, the earlier reports of metal in my engine, from the service manager, was false!

He drained the oil and strained it and found...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
I will be on the phone with them Tuesday. If...

I will be on the phone with them Tuesday. If there is metal in the engine then I will not take the bike back. The real problem is I have 4 weeks to get this worked out before I head off on my trip. A...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
I agree, I didn't and don't like the idea of...

I agree, I didn't and don't like the idea of "ground up metal" in the engine. And I have my Continental Divide trip scheduled for departure a month from today! I'll keep everyone up to date on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
The clutch handle was moving freely.

The clutch handle was moving freely.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
I don't know any other information at this time....

I don't know any other information at this time. Hope to speak with the tech working on the bike on Tuesday. But the service manager was pretty floored by what he was told by the tech. Apparently...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
I had to turn the bike around on loose scree, and...

I had to turn the bike around on loose scree, and coasted it back down to the switch back where there is a flat area in the run out. Then I had to hitch a ride in a jeep to Silverton to get cell...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
They are covering it. No Questions Asked. First...

They are covering it. No Questions Asked. First time the clutch was used on the pass was after I tried to put it in gear from my stop.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,812
Posted By McBike
2014 GSA: Blown Clutch 200 yards from the top of Ophir Pass

Thursday afternoon gong up Ophir Pass from Telluride I had to pull over so a jeep could pass going down the mountain. I was about 200 yards from the top of the pass. As I tried to put the bike back...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By McBike
I have put the Karoo 3's on my 2014 BMW GSA. I...

I have put the Karoo 3's on my 2014 BMW GSA. I have about 400 miles of road and another 150 of pretty tough dirt riding on the Karoos. (4 wheel drive passes in Colorado)

I have had the K-60 Scouts...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 20,690
Posted By McBike
Thanks so much for the fantastic trip report!!!!...

Thanks so much for the fantastic trip report!!!! My daughter is 4 months old, and I can hardly wait to take her on a similar trip in 18 years.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,275
Posted By McBike
Weeks of rain riding from Colorado to Panama. No...

Weeks of rain riding from Colorado to Panama. No problems at all. They also work great riding in the rain on the off-road mountain passes here in Colorado.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,275
Posted By McBike
They are fantastic tires. Both on and off road. I...

They are fantastic tires. Both on and off road. I have ridden them in all conditions: road, dirt, sand, and gravel. The last a long time and they are the best multi-purpose tire on the market. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By McBike
The dealer has a excellent service department....

The dealer has a excellent service department. They have always treated me fairly and honestly.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,797
Posted By McBike
$22,100 loaded without cases and NAV V

$22,100 loaded without cases and NAV V
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By McBike
I owned both a 1200 GSA and a 800 for two years....

I owned both a 1200 GSA and a 800 for two years. I live in Durango and ride all the dirt in CO and in Utah. Riding all of the same on and off road routes on both bikes, I actually prefer the 1200...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 434,797
Posted By McBike
Spoke to my dealer earlier today. I am first on...

Spoke to my dealer earlier today. I am first on the list for a White GSA, it could show up anytime. They are getting 4 GSA's within the next 3 weeks and at least one of them will be my bike. They are...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,950
Views: 270,301
Posted By McBike
I did the same thing last year :) What a pain,...

I did the same thing last year :) What a pain, but it's just part of the adventure. Have fun and ride safe! I am really enjoying the trip reports. My trip was from Colorado to Panama, South America...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2013, 12:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,787
Posted By McBike
Looking forward to the full report!

Looking forward to the full report!
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 144,209
Posted By McBike
Just signed up for the same trip this August....

Just signed up for the same trip this August. Thanks for the great trip report and your enthusiasm about the journey.
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6,686
Views: 2,041,248
Posted By McBike
Really enjoying your updates! What tires did you...

Really enjoying your updates! What tires did you have on the back and front?

Ride safe, and thanks for taking the time to provide such a great trip report.
Forum: Americas 12-27-2011, 06:44 PM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,894,411
Posted By McBike
Mexico is the least of your worries!

Returned last month from my Colorado to Panama ride and this graph points out what I felt as I visited each country. I frequent Mexico and have never felt threatened over the last 15 years. I will...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 151,262
Posted By McBike
Great updates. Looks like the trip continues to...

Great updates. Looks like the trip continues to go well and you both seem to be having a great time.

Still don't have my bike back in Colorado, but it has made it as far as Miami.

Have a...
Forum: Americas 12-14-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,894,411
Posted By McBike
Did you know that Mexico is not in South America....

Did you know that Mexico is not in South America. You keep referring to Mexico being in South America.

Just rode the length of Mexico on my way to Panama last month. 3rd year in a row I have...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 151,262
Posted By McBike
Thanks for the update! I am sure you have great...

Thanks for the update! I am sure you have great stories to tell from the Honduras crossing, that is a real gem!
Forum: Americas 11-22-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 24,397
Views: 1,894,411
Posted By McBike
I crossed 3 weeks ago. You have two choices, one...

I crossed 3 weeks ago. You have two choices, one in town right off of main street, or you can take the truck entry just east of town. If you have to import your bike because your going into the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2011, 05:00 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 151,262
Posted By McBike
Great to catch up on your progress. The Southern...

Great to catch up on your progress. The Southern roads in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua are all open and in good shape. Don't forget Leon, Nicaragua and the Hotel La Pearla.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 151,262
Posted By McBike
Leon, Nicaragua is a must see. Fantastic town and...

Leon, Nicaragua is a must see. Fantastic town and lots to do and see. The Hotel La Perla is fantastic. San Miguel in El Salvador is great and the hotel there is the Villa San Miguel. Ride safe and...
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 151,262
Posted By McBike
Great meeting you both in Puerto Escondido. We...

Great meeting you both in Puerto Escondido. We are currently in El Salvador and plan on being in Costa Rica in a couple of days. Please let me know if you need any advice on route or hotels.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2011, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6,686
Views: 2,041,248
Posted By McBike
We are just behind you guys. We are at the Hotel...

We are just behind you guys. We are at the Hotel La Posada tonight and the Hotel staff says hello. We rode in from Tepic today. Great hotel and appreciate your blog with recommendations. I don't...
Forum: Ride reports 10-27-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 57,781
Posted By McBike
Thanks again for the border information. 440...

Thanks again for the border information. 440 miles today and sitting in Phoenix tonight getting ready to cross the border.
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6,686
Views: 2,041,248
Posted By McBike
Awesome reports guys. Hope to see you on the...

Awesome reports guys. Hope to see you on the road. Heading out on my trip to Panama in the morning!
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,701
Posted By McBike
Jesse Bags. I have had Touratech bags before and...

Jesse Bags. I have had Touratech bags before and they were fine, but I love my Jesse bags.
Forum: Americas 10-26-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By McBike
Bump

Bump
Forum: Americas 10-25-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By McBike
Shipping Bike from Costa Rica Back to Canada

I need to ship a moto to Canada from Costa Rica in mid November. Any advice or connections would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in Advance!
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-24-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,822
Posted By McBike
We camped at the end of a little used road that...

We camped at the end of a little used road that terminates into a shear cliff wall with Indian Ruins scattered in the cliffs above. Sorry I didn't mark it with my GPS so I don't have coordinates....
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