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Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By pgods
I wish for 10,000 miles! But the fact that I'm a...

I wish for 10,000 miles! But the fact that I'm a family man with 2 little kids at home and a wife who said "you got 3 weeks alone- go", well that's huge. In my neighbirhood most wives make hubby sell...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By pgods
Yes he is... and I'm thankful.

Yes he is... and I'm thankful.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By pgods
Should have gone to New Zealand. Incredible...

Should have gone to New Zealand. Incredible riding and I rode like a lunatic!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By pgods
What! You're kidding, right? As in $2,333 US...

What! You're kidding, right? As in $2,333 US dollars?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,304
Posted By pgods
I had my rear flange replaced by BMW Manhattan...

I had my rear flange replaced by BMW Manhattan free of charge 2 weeks before the official recall ! I told them I was going x country (6,873 miles it turns out) and they made it happen. They didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By pgods
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By pgods
I'm not a wrencher, but because of Jim's DVD I've...

I'm not a wrencher, but because of Jim's DVD I've gotten quite handy with a torque wrench. Oil changes, final drive lubes, even valve adjustments are now under my care. I still have the brake /...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By pgods
Loved West Virginia btw. Amazing back roads....

Loved West Virginia btw. Amazing back roads. Virginia, however, is very serious about traffic formality and revenue generation!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By pgods
Pleased to announce...

That my early model 2006 R1200GS took a beating this past month. I just finished a dream trip of riding x country; totaling 6,873 miles through 18 states. To my surprise I did not have a final drive...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By pgods
Ha! That's what I did before checking this! Well,...

Ha! That's what I did before checking this! Well, except for 32 - which looks like a perfect thin grey line on Gmaps. Bummer.

Going to motel it tonight in Charleston, WV. Then head through George...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By pgods
What road? Lexington KY > WV

Recommended road leaving Lexington and heading to West Virginia. Then maybe up Blue Ridge Pkwy.
Looking for beautiful country roads through horse farm land.
Suggestions?
Leaving today ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By pgods
Thanks Jim... Not that I'd want any problem at...

Thanks Jim... Not that I'd want any problem at all, but I'll take a failing stick coil over a drive failure at 80 miles an hour!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By pgods
Thanks! I'll look into it and see if they can...

Thanks! I'll look into it and see if they can accommodate a traveler immediately. I need new tires anyway, but my "concerns" need addressing expeditiously. The wife gave me 3 weeks and I'm at the end...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By pgods
X Country in Moab, Utah

4200 miles so far from NYC and currently in Moab, waiting for the snow to melt in the Rockies before going to Denver. It's been incredible, especially Utah.

Along the way, I had concerns over a...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By pgods
That's what I'm leaning toward!

That's what I'm leaning toward!
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By pgods
That's very generous and great bike karma. Thank...

That's very generous and great bike karma. Thank you!
Paul
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By pgods
Denver to NYC

I basically have 5 days to get back to NYC from Denver, after a 2 week loop through TX and the 4 corners. It's a toss up between efficiency (time) and scenic.
Please offer route suggestions and/ or...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,304
Posted By pgods
Phil.... I hope you didn't take it as a rub due...

Phil.... I hope you didn't take it as a rub due to my good fortune. It really is an isolated incident where a dealer does the right thing. It's this that I am grateful; honestly not what I expected.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,304
Posted By pgods
It may be a crap shoot, but BMW Manhattan has my...

It may be a crap shoot, but BMW Manhattan has my bike with 2 cracks in the flange. Despite the recall not being official, and BMW Corporate sticking by the book, the dealer is proceeding anyway with...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By pgods
Thanks! Will do...

Thanks! Will do...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By pgods
I'll be coming in from the east out on Rt 160....

I'll be coming in from the east out on Rt 160. KOA may be the best option.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By pgods
Cheap sleep Durango

I'm riding x country and have a night stay in Durango CO... Looking for a cheap place where I can sleep and shower. Recommendations?
Forum: Americas 04-11-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By pgods
Cheap hostel Durango CO??

Planning my 3 week ride x-country. Looking for a recommendation for a cheap place (hostel of sorts) to stay in or near Durango CO.
I could even camp, but really would like a hot shower at the end...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,304
Posted By pgods
Will do. Thanks Jim!

Will do. Thanks Jim!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,304
Posted By pgods
2006 1200GS w 28,880 miles. Not many miles. Two...

2006 1200GS w 28,880 miles. Not many miles. Two cracks discovered last week as a result of this thread creating concern. Not happy, to say the least.

I'm suppose to leave April 25th for a 3 week...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 85,304
Posted By pgods
1200gs 2006

After removing my rear tire to service my final drive (preparing for a x country trip starting April 25th) I discovered 2 hairline cracks on the flange😫 I have an appt at BMW Manhattan for April...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By pgods
Thanks... I'm looking for all good ideas. ...

Thanks... I'm looking for all good ideas.

PS... I'm riding from Marfa TX, north past Carlsbad and over through Lincoln National forest/ down past White Sands, then over to T or C. The next day...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-01-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By pgods
Thank you ... very generous of you! I ultimately...

Thank you ... very generous of you! I ultimately did book at Riverbend. The outdoor hot springs overlooking the river was worth the extra $.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By pgods
Awesome. Exactly what I'm looking for! Thx

Awesome. Exactly what I'm looking for! Thx
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 894
Posted By pgods
Camping_Truth or Consequences?

I'm riding x country end of April form NYC. After Marfa TX, I'm heading up into NM. Up through Lincoln Nat'l Park, past White Sands and then to Truth or Consequences for the evening. Any...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By pgods
Thanks! I'll check it out.

Thanks! I'll check it out.
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By pgods
Makes sense for a multi-vehicle policy @ $230,...

Makes sense for a multi-vehicle policy @ $230, but I just need it for the bike. I wish AAA offered such a thing.
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By pgods
I used to belong years ago, but that's a good...

I used to belong years ago, but that's a good idea. The Beemer community is pretty tight (despite my being a relatively solitary creature).
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By pgods
Roadside Assistance Recommendation

I'm riding x counrty from NY > TX > NM > Utah >CO >NY at end of April on my BMW12GS. Trying to figure out the best roadside assistance plan in case my final drive heads south:eek1. Any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By pgods
itcanwait.com

Check out this web site to join the movement to stop texting while driving!

Did you know that 75% of teens say that texting and driving is common among their friends. :eek1 Does that make you...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,417
Posted By pgods
Old boxer road trip...

great short film.

http://boingboing.net/2013/01/31/long-live-the-kings.html
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,058
Posted By pgods
It may be a coincidence after putting in...

It may be a coincidence after putting in questionable gas, but the symptoms have a remarkable resemblance to my fuel pump electronic crapping out on my 2006GS with 25K miles. The "mystery" plagued...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,738
Posted By pgods
Ditto. I use Sta-bil every winter season for a...

Ditto. I use Sta-bil every winter season for a 6-7 month sleep. Bike starts up every time in the spring.
Oh, my failed fuel pump electronic had similar symptoms. Something common in the earlier...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,736
Posted By pgods
Sorry, I don't know anything about the 1150, but...

Sorry, I don't know anything about the 1150, but "sputtering" and engine hesitation under load for my 1200GS meant a new fuel pump electronic.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,462
Posted By pgods
mine finally failed !

Well, I had 6 good years on my 06GS before the fuel pump controller went. The bike had all the symptoms of a dead coil - engine cutting out under load accompanied by a distinct sputtering sound. As...
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