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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 599
Posted By VanXR
I went from camping in a tent then to the back of...

I went from camping in a tent then to the back of a Chevy Tahoe, to a truck camper (Lance), to a 31' motorhome and finally to a toy-hauler. I liked the toy hauler the best since it carried toys and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-22-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,066
Posted By VanXR
Nice wheelie but not something do do on this ride...

Nice wheelie but not something do do on this ride on the streets.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By VanXR
Bicycle water bottle cages work well. You can...

Bicycle water bottle cages work well. You can mount them pretty much anywhere on your GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By VanXR
A lot of impulse buyers when it comes to...

A lot of impulse buyers when it comes to motorcycles. Me being one of them. The GS is BMW's best selling bike of all time and so riders think it's the bike for them. Then they realize it's not as...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,427
Posted By VanXR
On my old '05 GS and my '13 GSW, I can rest my...

On my old '05 GS and my '13 GSW, I can rest my leg on the cylinders. They get warm but with proper riding pants I've NEVER had an issue and I've done this hundreds of times. I find one leg at a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-18-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,805
Posted By VanXR
First, thanks for your service. Second, a...

First, thanks for your service.

Second, a great "secret" camp site during the off season is a couple miles north of Cambria. I think it's San Simeon state campground. Fantastic little...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By VanXR
Love love love my Jesse bags on my GSW

Love love love my Jesse bags on my GSW
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 775
Posted By VanXR
You're fine. I took mine on a yamaha 426 non dot...

You're fine. I took mine on a yamaha 426 non dot tires but they did make sure lights, horn, blinkers, stop light worked along with a mirror. Tires were not a concern. You must have insurance. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By VanXR
This is from Jim Vonbaden's website. He has a...

This is from Jim Vonbaden's website. He has a wealth of knowledge.

http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Wethead.html

Good luck with your bike AND for trying to save a few bucks.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 700
Posted By VanXR
This is why ADV rider isn't like it used to be. ...

This is why ADV rider isn't like it used to be. One noob banging another noob.

To answer the OP's question, yes there is a service schedule. I will find it an post it for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,710
Posted By VanXR
New front and rear tires fixed it. So stable now...

New front and rear tires fixed it. So stable now taking my hands off the bars results in ZERO shake. I went with the Anakee 3 since that seems to be what all the new ones are coming with.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 373
Posted By VanXR
This

This
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 2,554
Views: 352,003
Posted By VanXR
Is there a way to free up internal memory on my...

Is there a way to free up internal memory on my Nav V? I went to do a map update and it said there's not enough internal memory. I don't care if I wipe out saved tracks or routes on the unit but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By VanXR
I've got a stock GSA screen on my 2013 GS and...

I've got a stock GSA screen on my 2013 GS and like it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,625
Posted By VanXR
poll: Windscreen GS/GSA-LC

I know a windscreen poll for the LC's may be like an oil thread. Just want to see what folks are using.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,514
Posted By VanXR
Both parties are riding pretty fast. Damn squids...

Both parties are riding pretty fast. Damn squids Glad no one was hurt or killed.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 31,115
Posted By VanXR
I just read 15 pages in one sitting while my...

I just read 15 pages in one sitting while my daughter is watching Sponge Bob....
I'm a native Californian and have been here since 1965. I started riding in 1971 and have never quit. Didn't have a...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,016
Posted By VanXR
helmet

This^^

There was a Cycle World article that explained no difference for internal temp. Ext temp was hotter with a dark helmet so maybe you can heat a burrito up on the dark helmets. Buy what...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,350
Posted By VanXR
A lot of areas in DV do have cell reception. ...

A lot of areas in DV do have cell reception. WATER WATER WATER

3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, 3 hours without shelter.

Don't bother with Barker Ranch (Manson's) burned down a few...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By VanXR
Hcope1, Where did you get your helmet? That's...

Hcope1,
Where did you get your helmet? That's a darn great price. PM if you don't want the world to know.

Thanks,
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,559
Posted By VanXR
As you know from motocross you don't need to get...

As you know from motocross you don't need to get your feet down.
Enjoy your bike!!
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By VanXR
The only time a hard drive will fail is when you...

The only time a hard drive will fail is when you don't have a back-up. If you have EVERYTHING backed-up they will not fail.... DAHIK
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,747
Posted By VanXR
Funny that a lot of folks say it's ugly. I...

Funny that a lot of folks say it's ugly. I bought my first BMW in 2005 (R1200GS) because it was "different" (ugly)
I bought my new GS because it was bitchin'

Now you want UGLY?? Any of the...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,687
Posted By VanXR
I can get a good discount on Nemo and Big Agnes...

I can get a good discount on Nemo and Big Agnes and a few of the Marmot items. The only thing I'm not sure about the Agnes is no fill on the bottom because of the sleepin pad pocket. I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,221
Posted By VanXR
Just ride it. I have Erica's too and noticed the...

Just ride it. I have Erica's too and noticed the drop with the heated grips too. I guess if you only rode a mile or 2 all the time it COULD be an issue (but then why have the heated grips on since...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,687
Posted By VanXR
True! Hotel, not Motel

True! Hotel, not Motel
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,687
Posted By VanXR
Flounder again nailed it.... I was a backpacker...

Flounder again nailed it.... I was a backpacker hiker before I realized I could see a lot more cool stuff on my bike.

I think I made a decision. Big Agnes Lost Ranger 15 or Big Agnes Fish Hawk...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,687
Posted By VanXR
Thanks Flounder and everyone else. Flounder...

Thanks Flounder and everyone else. Flounder wins.

I struggle with the high price of Down since my trip will consist mostly Motels. However.... I bad/cold night will pay for Down IMHO.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,687
Posted By VanXR
Sleeping Bags - Down vs Synthetic

I searched but didn't find anything.

I know down will pack smaller/lighter but when down is wet it's useless.
I purchased a REI Half Dome Plus and am now shopping for a bag/pad. I like what Big...
Forum: Americas 03-12-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,093
Posted By VanXR
GPS Tracks

Ok hopefully some of you will share your GPS tracks. I've been spending more time on maps than work or family. ARGH overwhelming but I LOVE it. I'm 6 months away from departure and have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,814
Posted By VanXR
Sucker born every day. Good for you seller. ...

Sucker born every day. Good for you seller. Never know what someone will pay for something they want.
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By VanXR
Levi's I wear a 32/32. I bought the Klim...

Levi's I wear a 32/32. I bought the Klim Badlands 34 and they fit me perfect. I bought them 3 weeks ago. I do not have a flat stomach but also not a beer gut by any stretch.
5'11" 176-180...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,689
Posted By VanXR
fixed

fixed
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3,908
Views: 642,120
Posted By VanXR
Sena SMH10

Technical Q for the wizards out there.
When my Sena is paired with my buddy and we're talking I cannot get GPS (BMW Nav V) directions unless I disconnect from buddy's Sena? Is this a setting I...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,689
Posted By VanXR
+1 Freezer. I keep 2 bladders. I ONLY for water...

+1 Freezer. I keep 2 bladders. I ONLY for water and one for other drinks. I've forgotten to clean the one with gatorade and the only way to get it clean is to throw it out and get a new one.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,328
Posted By VanXR
May as well bring your checkbook when you bring...

May as well bring your checkbook when you bring the bike back.:D
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By VanXR
Sent. This pisses me off. I rarely ride in Ca...

Sent. This pisses me off. I rarely ride in Ca anymore because of the red stakes everywhere. I now have to truck my bike to Laughlin or Vegas and ride from there. Arizona is next....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,328
Posted By VanXR
Two words: Test Ride

Two words: Test Ride
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By VanXR
I have used 2 different Alaska Leather...

I have used 2 different Alaska Leather sheepskins. Long hair and short hair. I like them both but the short hair looks better but who cares if they both work. They are my "go to" covers.
I also...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By VanXR
Yep

Yep
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