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Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 32,446
Posted By SamTheEagle
Thanks for sending the update, Alden. Would be...

Thanks for sending the update, Alden.
Would be interesting to know how representative the response has been.

- Sam
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 32,446
Posted By SamTheEagle
Bob, This has been a very expensive bike to...

Bob,

This has been a very expensive bike to keep running.
- clutch gone @ 10K (clutch lever rubbing on the rotating handguard)
- numerous seals leaking and replaced
- front alternator cover...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 32,446
Posted By SamTheEagle
Pissed Add me to the list.

:cry

32,000 miles (on a 2005 R12GS) and I just found my bike has cracks on all 5 of the flanges fingers. I have talked to BMW NA. They are not going to help. They claim it's a simple case of...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,522
Posted By SamTheEagle
Couple more pics

http://samtheeagle.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Pics-for-Forums/i-B76Jtr4/0/M/WP_20140414_001-M.jpg


http://samtheeagle.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Pics-for-Forums/i-tkkpSKV/0/M/WP_20140414_003-M.jpg

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-11-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 1,472,177
Posted By SamTheEagle
Cool chick ridin a cool vintage bike! Watch...

Cool chick ridin a cool vintage bike!

Watch out boys.

:D
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,522
Posted By SamTheEagle
Wow... apparently AdvRider is crappy at sending...

Wow... apparently AdvRider is crappy at sending me emails when my subscribed threads are updated. WTF.


Prior to the "buckle mod" I had replacement velcros sewed into place. When they did...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-26-2011, 08:21 AM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 1,472,177
Posted By SamTheEagle
I'm so happy to see how well Juliet is doing! ...

I'm so happy to see how well Juliet is doing!

- Sam
Forum: Battle scooters 06-21-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,592
Posted By SamTheEagle
I'm subscribed via RSS reader. Can't wait to...

I'm subscribed via RSS reader. Can't wait to follow your adventure!
- Sam
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,738
Posted By SamTheEagle
Tough crowd today!

Good for you for having some fun with customizing your bike how you like it.

All the rest of the guys here would never do something as lowly as customize their bikes with something that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By SamTheEagle
Argh! How did I forget to send you a PM. Sorry....

Argh! How did I forget to send you a PM. Sorry. Obviously it arrived and is beautiful. Thanks!

- Sam
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By SamTheEagle
Rest assured my foam is going straight to the...

Rest assured my foam is going straight to the landfill. :rofl

- Sam
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By SamTheEagle
Help me remove my alternator cover

Hi all,

My project is to remove my headers and my alternator cover and send them off to be painted or ceramic coated. The headers/muffler are off and I'm in progress with the alternator cover and...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,592
Posted By SamTheEagle
Yeah thats a good one! Too bad we can't have...

Yeah thats a good one! Too bad we can't have front page posts in addition to the front page photos. :clap

MaineScoot ... nice ride! I'm jealous.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-16-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,592
Posted By SamTheEagle
MaineScoot: thanks for the links. Pete: ...

MaineScoot: thanks for the links.

Pete: the beauty of being in the market to be in the market is that it doesn't actually cost anything.

:rofl

- Sam
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,592
Posted By SamTheEagle
MaineScoot: which one? I'm in the market to be...

MaineScoot: which one? I'm in the market to be in the market ...

Thanks,
Sam
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2010, 06:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,522
Posted By SamTheEagle
Don, The bolts on the middle and top buckle...

Don,

The bolts on the middle and top buckle *do* go all the way through the liner. In theory this might cause a water leakage problem.

In practice, I've never had a problem.

For starters,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,035
Posted By SamTheEagle
+2 on the new battery. it fixed my servo...

+2 on the new battery. it fixed my servo weirdness.

and i feel similarly quandried when i consider my current 05 r12gs versus the market of available bikes out there now. i'm annoyed with bmw,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 1,472,177
Posted By SamTheEagle
Jeezus what a sweet little smile. I got a tear...

Jeezus what a sweet little smile. I got a tear in my eye!
Good luck.


- Sam
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 3,496
Views: 1,472,177
Posted By SamTheEagle
Knee, My best wishes to you and your family. I...

Knee,
My best wishes to you and your family. I can not imagine trying to live with those questions every hour.
Sam
Forum: Battle scooters 11-08-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 39,592
Posted By SamTheEagle
Wow Scoobynut! That is such a fantastic deal. ...

Wow Scoobynut! That is such a fantastic deal. Great for you! I am hoping I can pick up a Symba next year for my birthday. My R12GS is overkill for my inner city commuting.
Good luck with yours....
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2009, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By SamTheEagle
:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl

:rofl
:rofl
:rofl
:rofl
:rofl
Forum: Battle scooters 10-13-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,510
Posted By SamTheEagle
i'm with you, rhys. use the brains to diffuse...

i'm with you, rhys. use the brains to diffuse the situation and put some distance between you and the nutjobs.

i love to fantasize about smashing mirrors and windows, but it's just a fun daydream...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,129
Posted By SamTheEagle
sorry to hijack the thread a little bit. dede...

sorry to hijack the thread a little bit. dede ... i found your idea interesting, and who knows, maybe even possibly valid. but my point was that you should first control your scientific experiment...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,129
Posted By SamTheEagle
Do us a favor and to be a little more scientific:...

Do us a favor and to be a little more scientific: now that you're both using the same 75w90 go on a ride and measure temps again. maybe something else (like a final drive about to puke) was causing...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,134
Posted By SamTheEagle
I had a HawkeOiler and mine did not drip at all...

I had a HawkeOiler and mine did not drip at all unless I pressed the button.

It sounds like your check valve is either missing completely or broken. All you need to do is contact Mister...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2009, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,110
Posted By SamTheEagle
Let's see some photos of inmates using their...

Let's see some photos of inmates using their waders as part of their riding gear.

:rofl :freaky
Forum: Face plant 09-23-2009, 01:36 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,398
Posted By SamTheEagle
That's funny, because I'm pretty sure the poster...

That's funny, because I'm pretty sure the poster did not mention getting wedged under anything.

Glad your accident was not any worse. Heal well!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By SamTheEagle
Here's a possibility that is very slim but I'll...

Here's a possibility that is very slim but I'll mention it.

At some point I realized my throttle cable was super short and had basically no length for adjustment. When I made a left hand turn the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By SamTheEagle
Very similar happened to me. Output/slave...

Very similar happened to me.

Output/slave cylinder was leaking and was replaced and solved the problem. Couple hundred bucks.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-17-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 1,293,879
Posted By SamTheEagle
love it! man i want one.

love it!
man i want one.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By SamTheEagle
2 votes for leaving it alone. Phew! ...

2 votes for leaving it alone. Phew!

Although I feel like I'm missing an opportunity to earn my Tweaker's Merit Badge. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2009, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By SamTheEagle
I just re-reviewed your instructions, Jim. I...

I just re-reviewed your instructions, Jim. I adjusted my valves and hooked up the twin-max, but did not bother to check/adjust the cable slack. The twin-max looked almost spot-on to me with the...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 22,522
Posted By SamTheEagle
Response to Andy's Questions

Here's my answers:

Did you do the leather work yourself?

Nope. Paul Pelland did the work. At that time, he had a cobbler shop in Andover, MA. He is a moto guy and has done the Iron Butt. ...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-04-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,759
Posted By SamTheEagle
Kaphlux, thanks for posting that protest info. ...

Kaphlux, thanks for posting that protest info.

[
Hey guys, these people are planning a type of protest event to show the city officials the consequences of this law:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,829
Posted By SamTheEagle
nice trip!

thanks for taking the time to invite us along with you!
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 3,105
Views: 1,503,461
Posted By SamTheEagle
Nathan - fantastic report. I hope you find it in...

Nathan - fantastic report. I hope you find it in your heart to ignore the asshats and to keep on telling us your story.
- Sam
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 52,853
Posted By SamTheEagle
Great report! and the F8GS looks like the...

Great report! and the F8GS looks like the perfect bike for the trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 855
Views: 348,684
Posted By SamTheEagle
So far, so good on that blue sea fuse block. ...

So far, so good on that blue sea fuse block.

What I really want to see is all 12 terminals wired and if you can keep it neat and tidy you should get an award!

:deal
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By SamTheEagle
Thanks for posting the info. I see for the...

Thanks for posting the info.

I see for the BE-2N the website states "Approx. 30dB noise reduction". I wonder how they get to the 35 db reduction quoted in your email. That's a super high number...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By SamTheEagle
35, really?

Jim,

i poked around the big ear website but couldn't find it.
where did you see a plug with 35 db ... do you mind posting a link?

thanks
sam
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