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Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,778
Posted By bauerboy
Well, we (people) are a lot like machines. We...

Well, we (people) are a lot like machines. We get cancer, die early and sometimes require medical costs to get us back on our feet. We don't let these things park us and we shouldn't let what might...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By bauerboy
Thanks folks. I can take the coast too to slow...

Thanks folks. I can take the coast too to slow the speeds and increase the stops. Thanks again
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By bauerboy
New with no miles. Could find some country /...

New with no miles. Could find some country / mountain to throw in.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 675
Posted By bauerboy
Break in 13 GSA on long ride

Anyone do a fly and ride and break in their bike over a 600 mile highway ride with no long term problems? Thinking about a left over 13 but it won't get the proper break in cycle since I would have...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,460
Posted By bauerboy
So probable problems before 20K miles are: ...

So probable problems before 20K miles are:
Shock failure;
Final Drive;
U joint.

Other possibilities:
Main seal and then clutch;
Shock bolt leading to mount failure.

Wow is all
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 609
Posted By bauerboy
Happened on my 12 GSA too. My brake pedal was...

Happened on my 12 GSA too. My brake pedal was set to the point it put a bit of pressure down. Buddies noticed the brake light coming on in a non breaking situation. Freeway. Pulled over and had to...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 645,827
Posted By bauerboy
I know the buffeting has been covered enough;...

I know the buffeting has been covered enough; however I don't think I have read much about the stock hand gaurds as a problem. The mirrors I know. I got a madstad and put on bar end mirrors. Still...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,012
Posted By bauerboy
I had a 2012 GSA leave me stranded in the Desert...

I had a 2012 GSA leave me stranded in the Desert with under 1900 miles on it. I sold the bike and have had two bikes since, which includes my current VStrom 1000. I wish I still had that GSA even...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,312
Posted By bauerboy
If you go for the tiger and plan dirt riding,...

If you go for the tiger and plan dirt riding, plan on learning how to clean and protect the stepper motor from dust. Owned a 12 800xc. When it gets a bit of dirt, bike doesn't run well or stay...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By bauerboy
Mine went at 1800 miles on the 2012 GSA. Need to...

Mine went at 1800 miles on the 2012 GSA. Need to replace the clutch as said. Plates will be oiled and this is not good on a dry clutch. The reason said for mine was a batch of bad seals. Luckily it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,559
Posted By bauerboy
Could you attach the touratech clip on windscreen...

Could you attach the touratech clip on windscreen extension to the vstream, or would it be too much weight at the top of the screen. I ran that on the 12 ADV I had and loved the way I could ride...
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,612
Posted By bauerboy
I am also looking at the tenere. I am just...

I am also looking at the tenere. I am just sitting on my money waiting for the 2014 reviews from real adv riders and not magazine folks. I have a bike that I have some planned rides for at the moment...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24,017
Views: 4,355,573
Posted By bauerboy
Whoa! Death

Whoa! Death
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 51,790
Posted By bauerboy
First OTD quote I got here in Kalifornia on the...

First OTD quote I got here in Kalifornia on the 14 ES was 17400.
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 51,790
Posted By bauerboy
Ha, always a fix. Nice

Ha, always a fix. Nice
Forum: Beasts 03-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 51,790
Posted By bauerboy
I am shocked they would reduce the ground...

I am shocked they would reduce the ground clearance by an inch. That I quite a bit considering this bike is to be used in light off road. A lot of the routes we would use this in N. America have...
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 51,790
Posted By bauerboy
It was mentioned above the 2014 has a lower...

It was mentioned above the 2014 has a lower ground clearance. Does somebody have the numbers on this?
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24,017
Views: 4,355,573
Posted By bauerboy
Is there a ground clearance difference between...

Is there a ground clearance difference between the 2013 and 2014? I thought I read that somewhere in one of these threads. I have been searching, but probably not hard enough. Thanks

There are...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 24,017
Views: 4,355,573
Posted By bauerboy
Thanks all, it won't be a worry.

Thanks all, it won't be a worry.
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24,017
Views: 4,355,573
Posted By bauerboy
RonKZ When you say no problem with the stock...

RonKZ
When you say no problem with the stock screen; do you ride with an open shield? It seems there are large enough screens in the aftermarket to ride without the wind in my eyes. I have never...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 24,017
Views: 4,355,573
Posted By bauerboy
Sorry, the madstad.

Sorry, the madstad.
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24,017
Views: 4,355,573
Posted By bauerboy
As long as the problem can be solved by way if...

As long as the problem can be solved by way if the aftermarket I am okay. I used the clip on touratech screen extension on my BMW. Would that work on this bike with the motostad?
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 24,017
Views: 4,355,573
Posted By bauerboy
Hey I'm 6-"2 and like to ride with an open...

Hey
I'm 6-"2 and like to ride with an open visor. Will the windscreen on this bike be enough to allow for an open visor and no wind in my eyes?
Thanks
Forum: Beasts 02-26-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 51,790
Posted By bauerboy
So I have read most threads about the ST and will...

So I have read most threads about the ST and will purchase the 14 if and when it makes it here. I had a 2012 BMW Adventure and liked the bike but lost confidence in it. My main seal in the motor blew...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,647
Posted By bauerboy
Question to those who do have the 1190 or r...

Question to those who do have the 1190 or r version, do you get the front end wobble and vibration I read about? I did have a 2010 BMW 800GS and with the big screen the front end wobbled quite a bit....
Forum: Orange Crush 02-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,647
Posted By bauerboy
Just add my knowledge of reliability. I owned a...

Just add my knowledge of reliability. I owned a 12 BMW adventure and it blew the main seal in the motor at 1800 miles. BMW took great care of me and loved that bike. I sold it, bought a small dual...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,625
Posted By bauerboy
I am sure the suspension could use some tweaking;...

I am sure the suspension could use some tweaking; however as said, the front 908 is not a decent road tire. My local dealer told me he would not put the 13 out to demo with that front tire because it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,694
Posted By bauerboy
Most of my riding is finding the roads that go...

Most of my riding is finding the roads that go somewhere other than work with some light forest type dirt roads mixed in. Have ridden/raced offroad and mx so now I like easier off road on the GSA....
Forum: Trip Planning 02-17-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 33,803
Posted By bauerboy
My buddies and I rode offroad through Colorado...

My buddies and I rode offroad through Colorado and into lower eastern wyoming. We camped during this trip and I never even worried about bears even though they scare me something fierce. We are...
Forum: Americas 12-26-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By bauerboy
I appreciate the response. I have a lot of...

I appreciate the response. I have a lot of reading to do. Thanks again
Forum: Americas 12-24-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,719
Posted By bauerboy
Big bikes on the divide trail.

My buddies and I have scheduled a divide or shadow of the Rockies ride next July 12th. I have a Triumph 800xc and they both have gs adventures. Are we nuts or can we handle this with these bikes? ...
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