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Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I hope this is the last follow up to this thread....

I hope this is the last follow up to this thread. I have put close to 1500 miles on the bike since replacing the Fuel Pump Controller and have had no issues.

On a trip to Pensacola I stopped in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 54,221
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Great thread so far. I have enjoyed the...

Great thread so far. I have enjoyed the pictures. Looks like I have missed my window to make it down before it gets too hot, so I will leave in the Fall. I may make a quick run down to Copper...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
CY - thanks for the info. I have had several...

CY - thanks for the info. I have had several people tell me bypassing the controller is no big deal, but this seems more plausible since BMW went to a lot of trouble to put this on the bike.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
350 mile update. The bike has run perfectly...

350 mile update. The bike has run perfectly under a wide variety of conditions since replacing the Fuel Pump Controller. I have tried to recreate the condition under load, with a passenger, in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks everybody. I replaced the Fuel Pump...

Thanks everybody. I replaced the Fuel Pump Controller last night and rode for about 75 miles without a single hesitation. I still have a gut feeling the coils are probably the problem, but I will...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks. I swapped plugs in the beginning. My...

Thanks. I swapped plugs in the beginning. My mechanic had put in single electrode plugs in at the service before this started, so he swapped them back to the typical double electrode plugs. When...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks Jim. I just replaced the controller since...

Thanks Jim. I just replaced the controller since I have one and will see. If this does not solve the problem, would you look at coils next? If so, would you replace the whole batch, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
If there is a relationship it the condition would...

If there is a relationship it the condition would be worse when the level is low, but that could be my imagination or coincidence. It happens at different fuel levels at different times.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks guys. I will swap out the fuel pump...

Thanks guys. I will swap out the fuel pump controller and see. I have never heard of one working intermittently. I thought they were either working or quit completely. Will let you know what...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Maddening intermittent problem

My 2007 GSA with 32,000 miles started occasionally stalling about 6 months ago. The problem has progressed to hesitating and running rough spells. It usually starts with a pronounced hesitation...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 54,221
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Just jumped on board! Nice report and great...

Just jumped on board! Nice report and great pictures. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 24,530
Views: 1,920,894
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I will keep my eye out for the Google Earth car! ...

I will keep my eye out for the Google Earth car! Looks like its not the safest place to be a donkey.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,442
Posted By PhillipsMetal
That is accurate on my account. I am not a speed...

That is accurate on my account. I am not a speed racer on the pavement and the GS is too heavy for serious off road play. For me the GS is the pickup truck of motorcycles and I got some mud grip...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24,530
Views: 1,920,894
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks everybody (SR, Adv Poser, RW and Sjoerd). ...

Thanks everybody (SR, Adv Poser, RW and Sjoerd). The route of this trip hinged on riding this section of road (and of course tying it in with my wife's wishes of meeting in San Carlos...:rofl). It...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24,530
Views: 1,920,894
Posted By PhillipsMetal
RW66, SR and Going South - Many thanks for the...

RW66, SR and Going South - Many thanks for the helpful info. I will study the map and make a final decision on where to cross from the autopista to the libre on the D to M ride. The dirt road...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,227
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Enjoyable read! Thanks,

Enjoyable read! Thanks,
Forum: Americas 04-05-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 24,530
Views: 1,920,894
Posted By PhillipsMetal
SR - my next trip down I am planning on riding...

SR - my next trip down I am planning on riding from Durango to Matzalan. Looking at the map, I am guessing the most interesting ride is the free road. Is this correct? What are the differences...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24,530
Views: 1,920,894
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Confused American

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9194873807_68c41cec6d_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/14030703@N05/9194873807)

This was my first night's lodging in Mexico (ever) after a hell of a dust...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,442
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I had a similar event, but it was much more...

I had a similar event, but it was much more limited. I had photographed a football game and was heading home and the weather was perfect. I took some back roads and when I got to the interstate, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,442
Posted By PhillipsMetal
is there a chance that you got into some oil or...

is there a chance that you got into some oil or spilled diesel in this sweeper? from what i am gathering from your post, the front end started washing and you got on the throttle, inducing more than...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,177
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Donnie, I am sorry to hear that. I hope that she...

Donnie, I am sorry to hear that. I hope that she catches a break in her recovery. I know that she is seeing some of the top specialists, but if you want me to check here in Birmingham, UAB is one...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 425,103
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Nice ride and nice video.

Nice ride and nice video.
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,114
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks for the update. I am heading back down in...

Thanks for the update. I am heading back down in the next couple months and will hit the Canyon on my way out. Like you I found friendly people and a beautiful area.
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,172
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Enjoyed the ride! :clap:clap:clap

Enjoyed the ride! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,442
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I have kept mine around 38 to 40 psi and the...

I have kept mine around 38 to 40 psi and the tires are stiff. I got a nail in the rear tire last week and the pressure dropped to 12 psi. The sidewalls are so stiff the tire didn't appear flat but...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24,530
Views: 1,920,894
Posted By PhillipsMetal
This is a question of YOUR personal comfort zone...

This is a question of YOUR personal comfort zone with leaving your loaded bike with all your stuff on it to walk around and do tourist stuff.

My first trip to Mexico I brought too much expensive...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,177
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Really enjoying your report so far. Looks like...

Really enjoying your report so far. Looks like an incredible time!!! Have fun.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 14,442
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I have K 60's on my 07 GSA 1200 with 6,000 miles...

I have K 60's on my 07 GSA 1200 with 6,000 miles so far. These replaced a set of Anakee 2's that I rode for 12,000 + miles. I am not a super aggressive rider, but I am not holding up traffic...
Forum: Americas 03-07-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 24,530
Views: 1,920,894
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you everyone. I used to work in the area...

Thank you everyone. I used to work in the area and thought it would be fun to either enter or exit there on this trip and revisit my old stomping grounds (Elfrida, Bisbee..). The way it looks I...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24,530
Views: 1,920,894
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Does anyone know if you can enter or exit at Naco...

Does anyone know if you can enter or exit at Naco and get the vehicle taken care of also? I don't know if this would be any quicker than entry at Agua Prieta.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 50,620
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I have really enjoyed your report. You have...

I have really enjoyed your report. You have given me the incentive to ride down and find some old cemeteries from my youth. Subscribed! :clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,590
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks for the ride report :clap:clap:clap I...

Thanks for the ride report :clap:clap:clap I just headed through there on my way to Mexico and was really surprised at what a great place it is. I didn't realize I had come so close to the Prada...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,177
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Great ride so far!!! :clap:clap:clap

Great ride so far!!! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,255
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Beautiful ride. I am in!!! :clap:clap:clap

Beautiful ride. I am in!!! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,177
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Great ride so far! Thanks for taking us along. ...

Great ride so far! Thanks for taking us along. Your report on Palenque really has me excited to get down there. :clap:clap:clap

How would you compare the KTM to the BMW GS since you have had...
Forum: Ride reports 02-12-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 36,177
Posted By PhillipsMetal
looks like a great trip so far!!! i am on board ...

looks like a great trip so far!!! i am on board :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 55,865
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I am on board. Nice pictures. Can't wait to see...

I am on board. Nice pictures. Can't wait to see the location of some of the shots.
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks. My day job is running an architectural...

Thanks. My day job is running an architectural ironwork shop, so I will probably fab something up. I think I will spend the bucks on an old seat and dissect it and see if it will work as a...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks everyone. My real question is what do you...

Thanks everyone. My real question is what do you think about mounting the carrier to a pillion seat frame for easy removal?

I have cruised the other threads and seen some neat ideas, but also...
Forum: Ride reports 02-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,414
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Sounds good. If my trip gets pushed back I will...

Sounds good. If my trip gets pushed back I will give you a heads up and maybe we can catch up. If not, have a great trip.
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