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Forum: Ride reports Today, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7,105
Views: 3,278,840
Posted By Advdave
So cool you're doing this. Rock on, Glen, and...

So cool you're doing this. Rock on, Glen, and ADVriders…..Good miles for 2015!
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26,228
Views: 2,170,031
Posted By Advdave
I just knew this was going to get good! ...

I just knew this was going to get good!

Related story: I had a neighbor, when I lived in Mexico, who was an insurance adjuster, drove around in a VW bug to accidents, courts, and jails. He said...
Forum: Americas 12-17-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 26,228
Views: 2,170,031
Posted By Advdave
TVIP online fail

I'm one of the TVIP applicants Schizzman referred to earlier. A bit of an update…my buddy used his passport card number and the permit went right through. I don't have time to get a passport card,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 47,398
Posted By Advdave
TKC in the US

I got an email from Continental Tire today, responding to an earlier inquiry:

"The Conti TKC70 radials are on their way to the US now. the should be available at the dealer level by mid...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,394
Posted By Advdave
BMW headlight protector 2014 GSA

Although the dealer told me there are no instructions for assembling all those little parts that come with the headlight protector, I did find instructions buried in the Repair Service Manual. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,027
Posted By Advdave
I got my 2014 R1200GSA in February, have 17,000...

I got my 2014 R1200GSA in February, have 17,000 trouble free miles so far, it's a great bike. I didn't think the 2011 GSA could be improved upon, but the new one, I like even better.

Pretty...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-11-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By Advdave
Tip: Put your name and address on the outside...

Tip: Put your name and address on the outside (tire) side of the pannier, makes it a lot easier for the finder to contact the loser. That's how I got my lost pannier back….thank, Del.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By Advdave
Yep. Removed the crash guards for the 12k...

Yep. Removed the crash guards for the 12k service, included replacing the spark plugs.
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 77,211
Posted By Advdave
Dean, you da man….very cool ride, and outrageous...

Dean, you da man….very cool ride, and outrageous ground support, team effort for sure. You guys rock.
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,599
Posted By Advdave
The combo cam lock won't work on the side mount...

The combo cam lock won't work on the side mount toolboxes because it is too high (tall) and the pannier hits it. The clearance is tight, so the keyed lock, with a lower profile fits.

No plans for...
Forum: Canada 08-26-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Advdave
All good. Found tire at KTM shop in Terrace..

All good. Found tire at KTM shop in Terrace..
Forum: Canada 08-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Advdave
enroute need tire locate help smithers/terrace

New tire has fatal cuts so I am stopping my northbound trip to see if I can get a tire. 2014 1200 Gsa needs 170/60-17 rear or can use 150/170-17 from oil head model. Anyone know of a stocking dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 990
Posted By Advdave
good find…thanks!!

good find…thanks!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,103
Posted By Advdave
Bought my GSA there (in Ferndale), good guys. ...

Bought my GSA there (in Ferndale), good guys. Owners are the sales, parts, and shop guys you'll be talking with most likely.
Forum: Vendors 08-09-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,599
Posted By Advdave
License Plate Box

Have the license plate boxes done. LED light, keyless combination lock, gasketed door. More photos on the website www.advgear.net
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,415
Posted By Advdave
I'm happy with the Wunderlich pads, nice quality...

I'm happy with the Wunderlich pads, nice quality and they look good, I think.

http://advdave.smugmug.com/Other/License-plate-box/i-rf9rVvS/0/L/20140808_074439-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,487
Posted By Advdave
I asked the dealer about that easy rotation of...

I asked the dealer about that easy rotation of the ESA shock when I got the bike in February…Normal, they say. After 12000 miles, no issues. Seems fine.
Forum: Ride reports 08-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 32,790
Posted By Advdave
Nearby

You're close by if you need a shop, shower, laundry, or beer….
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-25-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,284
Posted By Advdave
I'm here. lurking. I rode that Harrison L road...

I'm here. lurking. I rode that Harrison L road to Boston Bar a couple of years ago. Pretty remote for a solo rider, even one with ice road experience on a KLR 650.
Andrea's turn. Time for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-21-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,199
Posted By Advdave
Welcome! It's a nice place…been in Anacortes...

Welcome! It's a nice place…been in Anacortes about 6 years. All good.
Forum: Vendors 06-11-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,599
Posted By Advdave
Yes, this will fit your 2013 GS-W as well as the...

Yes, this will fit your 2013 GS-W as well as the 2014 GS and GSA, same seat setup.
Forum: Vendors 06-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,599
Posted By Advdave
New Pillion box for 2014 GS and GSA

This is one of three new products coming out this month. The pillion box replaces the passenger seat, snaps into place using the ignition key lock on the bike. Capacity is 6L, keyless lock…user...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,824
Posted By Advdave
toolbox and the mud guard

In working up the design for the new toolbox, I removed the rear shock, then moved the swing arm up 9" (spec'd travel is 8.7") You can see that the mud guard moves up a long way. The toolbox I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,824
Posted By Advdave
Advgear toolbox

Aluminum boxes for the GSA LC should be out in a few weeks. The prototype is done and fabrication starts next week.

www.advgear.net
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,478
Posted By Advdave
Same here. Thought I'd ordered tires, but got a...

Same here. Thought I'd ordered tires, but got a call saying, oops, they're not on the shelf. Any place that shows these tires in stock turns out not to be. Revzilla said they'd been told "mid...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 55,379
Posted By Advdave
Bahuichivo, Chihuahua

http://advdave.smugmug.com/Other/QMexico-Moto/i-LP2WdMV/0/L/IMG_2902-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Advdave
Adventure Designs has plans for tank pads for the...

Adventure Designs has plans for tank pads for the GSA-LC, and Wunderlich told me they have some tank pads for the GSA-LC coming soon. Haven't seen any yet, but I expect we'll see some soon.
Forum: Alaska 04-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 20,443
Posted By Advdave
D2d This is a graded exercise; do your own work...

D2d
This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the best you can.

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,668
Posted By Advdave
Same here, the Wunderlich Ergo risers work for me...

Same here, the Wunderlich Ergo risers work for me on the GSA-W. Cable length is JUST long enough….works fine at full range of steering motion, but couldn't go a bit further. Nice to be able to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,516
Posted By Advdave
Jim, In your beta testing have you found many...

Jim, In your beta testing have you found many issues that needed to be addressed?

Kudos to Hexcode for getting some units out for real world testing.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 16,516
Posted By Advdave
Hexcode has some units in the USA being beta...

Hexcode has some units in the USA being beta tested. Their website says "don't ask" when the new bluetooth GS911 units will be available. Last update I can find on their site was January 2014.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,852
Posted By Advdave
If you don't use a torque wrench and torque to...

If you don't use a torque wrench and torque to the spec, seems like chances of messing up the threads are greater. I think most people over tighten these things, not the other way around. YMMV
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,852
Posted By Advdave
Changing oil in bevel gears is called out on the...

Changing oil in bevel gears is called out on the run in checklist on the repair service manual.
Oil spec is Castrol SAF-X0. It's 75w-90; got mine at the BMW dealer for $25 a quart. You only need...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 486,775
Posted By Advdave
Yes. I got the bike on Feb 1, panniers about a...

Yes. I got the bike on Feb 1, panniers about a week later and locks showed up on Feb 11. Dealer said the only way they can order the locks in the BMW system is as an expedited order and the locks...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 486,775
Posted By Advdave
Only thing I see is a sticker indicating maximum...

Only thing I see is a sticker indicating maximum weights and speeds and one that refers to emissions. On the order sheet there are color codes:
751 Alpine White
NC2 Olive Green Metallic Matte
NC3...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,805
Posted By Advdave
I had a 2011 GSA, just got the 2014 GSA.W. My...

I had a 2011 GSA, just got the 2014 GSA.W. My observation in only 300 miles so far is that on the new bike I get a bit more wind on my shoulders and upper arms. The airstream hits the top of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 486,775
Posted By Advdave
My locks arrived today too! Nice having panniers...

My locks arrived today too! Nice having panniers keyed to the bike.

Put more miles on the bike today, still smiling. OD tank seems to pick up marks easily, guess it won't matter once it gets...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 259,642
Posted By Advdave
Short ride today, stopped for coffee in Edison,...

Short ride today, stopped for coffee in Edison, never saw the RT rider. Beta testing pillion toolbox.


...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 486,775
Posted By Advdave
Got this one. Notice 12v BMW plug outlet...

Got this one.

Notice 12v BMW plug outlet below and forward of the pillion key lock? My first mod on this bike

My wife asked, "You going to drill holes in the brand new bike too?" Yep.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 486,775
Posted By Advdave
Regarding heated grips, windscreen, seat

Rode mine home from the dealer, maybe 50 miles, 34-38 degrees..grips were ok, not hot, but warm enough I could feel them through winter gloves. The grips have low and hi setting, I used hi. Not...
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