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Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 09:31 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
Mallory, If Alcanrider is enroute to take...

Mallory,

If Alcanrider is enroute to take you all to Alaska, you're in good company. I've never met the man, but after reading his primers on riding Alaska, he's the real deal. I'm happy for you....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
LarryBoy, Thats pretty cool. It reminds me...

LarryBoy,

Thats pretty cool. It reminds me of the movie, "On Any Sunday" with the desert racer that took his dog on the bike during the race. The dog sat on the carpet covered gas tank. He'd jump...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
I'm not sure where the filter is located in...

I'm not sure where the filter is located in relation to the oil pump, but if you have lot of aluminum in the filter there is a good chance you have contaminated/damaged the main bearings and rod...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,613
Posted By BikerBill
I have a ZTechnic V Stream on my 2008 GSA. It's...

I have a ZTechnic V Stream on my 2008 GSA. It's 23" from top to bottom and its way better than the stocker. I'm 6' 2". I get less buffeting on the GSA than I do on my 2014 HD Limited.

I thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,223
Posted By BikerBill
If I'm reading this right, and I have all my...

If I'm reading this right, and I have all my service work performed by the BMW dealer none of my splines will ever be lubed?

To access the clutch splines don't you have to remove the transmission?...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,056
Posted By BikerBill
MicaTech Panniers

My 2008 GSA came with MicaTech Pilot cases. Very robust, never leak and will carry all my gear with room to spare. On or off in less than ten minutes without tools.

I slip them off in the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
Even Baylor has a good attitude. MotoAdventure...

Even Baylor has a good attitude. MotoAdventure Dog indeed. It's great to see so many people respond. But we've seen that on here before. Maybe not on this scale, but Baylor wasn't with them.

Bill
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,954
Posted By BikerBill
Ron, What type of computer, laptop, or...

Ron,

What type of computer, laptop, or tablet do you carry with you to upload photos and send your posts?

Bill
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 950
Posted By BikerBill
No, but I herded goats off the highway with mine...

No, but I herded goats off the highway with mine the day after I bought it. Right up into the pasture. My Harley would not have done well in that situation. First time it got muddy.

No, not my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 953
Posted By BikerBill
Harley, If you buy this GS, I'd suggest...

Harley,

If you buy this GS, I'd suggest buying a Wunderlich rear inner fender. It will keep the water, rocks, and mud off the rear shock, and your legs. About $185 shipped. Look at Wunderlich...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 953
Posted By BikerBill
Harley, Find out what the warranty covers...

Harley,

Find out what the warranty covers then decide if it's worth it. Like someone said, it's peace of mind if nothing else.

The FD on these things can last forever, or quit at 20k miles....
Forum: Alaska 07-02-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By BikerBill
I'm going to check with a friend that has a...

I'm going to check with a friend that has a Kawasaki shop to see what he has laying around. Hopefully, her engine isn't beyond repair.

Bill
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-02-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,954
Posted By BikerBill
Ron, I'm departing Kentucky July 10 as...

Ron,

I'm departing Kentucky July 10 as planned. Look forward to seeing you in Fairbanks about 21-22 July.

It's been raining here daily for the last two weeks. I hope it's not as wet on the...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By BikerBill
You've heard about her drain plug coming out and...

You've heard about her drain plug coming out and losing all the engine oil? She's in Whitehorse last I heard with a motor thats making way more noise than it should.

Her attitude is bullet proof....
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By BikerBill
Rich, New passport, new SiDi Armada goretex...

Rich,

New passport, new SiDi Armada goretex boots, new Kelty tent, and Aerostich Darien is very much waterproof. New tires, fresh service, new LED headlights, adding TomTom Rider GPS, and SPOT. I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
Now that's a photograph! He's loving it. I hope...

Now that's a photograph! He's loving it. I hope things improve quickly for you.

Bill
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
Mallory, You should write a book about your...

Mallory,

You should write a book about your adventure on this trip. This is a chapter all by itself.

Let us know what the damage is to the motor when you find out. Maybe someone has parts or...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
Mallory, Keep us updated on your progress....

Mallory,

Keep us updated on your progress. Find out just how bad the motor is hurt, then decide either to repair this motor or buy another one.

I was just getting into your adventure when...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-01-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
Baylor appears to love everything you're doing....

Baylor appears to love everything you're doing. He looks so happy to be riding with you. Beemer won't be with me on this ride since I dont have a side car for the GSA.

I've started this trip...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,776
Posted By BikerBill
Subscribed!

Mallory,

Great reading your blog. How does your riding buddy like the hack? He looks happy in all the pics. Maybe I can bring Beemer, my 20 pound cat if I get a hack for my GSA beemer when I...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-30-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,954
Posted By BikerBill
Ron, How's the ride going? Hoping you're...

Ron,

How's the ride going? Hoping you're getting great photos and will update the blog soon.

My tent and boots both failed last time out so I've replaced both. Kelty TN2 tent and new SiDi...
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By BikerBill
Alaska Planning

This is my new Kelty TN2 tent. I've got 11 days until departure. New boots, and new tent.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-27-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,514
Posted By BikerBill
Subscribed

I'm late to the show, but it's great! I leave in two weeks for Alaska from Kentucky. I'll riding "Tiny", my new to me 2008 R1200GSA. I'm a camper too so your blog is very informative as well as...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By BikerBill
Hatchet Jack, You'll love the GSA! Don't...

Hatchet Jack,

You'll love the GSA! Don't wait too long for "some day". We are promised nothing. Plan it then do it. I've put this trip off for 7 years.

One of my long time friends planned to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 553
Posted By BikerBill
I'm a rookie GSA owner too. I learn from others...

I'm a rookie GSA owner too. I learn from others questions. Pic is worth a thousand words. JVB thanks

bill
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 657
Posted By BikerBill
Congratulations! I just bought a 2008 R1200GSA in...

Congratulations! I just bought a 2008 R1200GSA in March 2015. Mine has six times the mileage and runs perfect. Leaving for Alaska in 14 days. It's a bit clunky. I checked a new GSA at the dealer for...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,954
Posted By BikerBill
Ron, I've got some Mountain House meals and...

Ron,

I've got some Mountain House meals and will bring a Jet Boil. Coffee and tea in the morning is a good thing.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-26-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,954
Posted By BikerBill
Ron, I dont remember if I asked but are you...

Ron,

I dont remember if I asked but are you cooking meals as you camp? I'm thinking about getting a campstove of some kind and prepare food at campsite.

Suggestions anyone? I usually just...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,959
Posted By BikerBill
I'm 6' 2" and 34" and I flat foot my 2008GSA with...

I'm 6' 2" and 34" and I flat foot my 2008GSA with stock ESA shocks. But I've got the Sargent low seat thats been slightly altered with memory foam added just under the seat cover.

I like the low...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By BikerBill
I drop air pressure to 25/25 for sand and gravel...

I drop air pressure to 25/25 for sand and gravel with Heidenau K60. Air em back up before hitting the pavement. Works great!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By BikerBill
What tires you running? Anakee lll? Drop air...

What tires you running? Anakee lll? Drop air pressure to 36 and see how that feels. What is the max tire pressure list on the sidewall of the front tire? Dont exceed that.

I'm running 34/41 on my...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,954
Posted By BikerBill
Sleddog, Bummer!! Man, talk about crappy...

Sleddog,

Bummer!! Man, talk about crappy luck. I had some bad luck in 2011. Bought a new bike on August 26th and broke my back in four places mowing the yard on August 27th. Rode my new bike on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,954
Posted By BikerBill
Ron, My old tent is just worn out. I'm...

Ron,

My old tent is just worn out. I'm getting a Kelty TN2. My SIDI On-Road boots leaked bad last Saturday so its time for new boots. SIDI Adventure Rain from RevZilla I guess.

Every ride is...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-25-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,954
Posted By BikerBill
Ron, Nice bike! Hope to meet with you in...

Ron,

Nice bike! Hope to meet with you in Fairbanks around July 21. You have a ten day head start on me, but with a bit of luck and good weather I can ride from Kentucky to Fairbanks in 10-12...
Forum: Alaska 06-24-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,783
Posted By BikerBill
Leaving July 10 from Kentucky for Alaska....

Leaving July 10 from Kentucky for Alaska. Probably ride US-2 west from Michigan to Washington State then north to ride the Cassier Hwy to Watson Lake then to Fairbanks. Then north to Prudhoe Bay, or...
Forum: Alaska 06-20-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 437
Posted By BikerBill
Riding to Alaska July 10

Still planning to depart for Alaska on July 10. Basic route is north from Kentucky thru Indiana and Michigan. Ride 31W north along the east shore of Lake Michigan to the UP then west on US-2.

US-2...
Forum: Americas 06-19-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,674
Posted By BikerBill
Have a good ride. The trunk does look out of...

Have a good ride. The trunk does look out of place(sorta). I've got Micatech panniers and matching top case for my R1200GSA. And my top case looks out of place on my GSA! That 650 is a ton lighter...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,241
Posted By BikerBill
Post pics of broken tranny case after you've got...

Post pics of broken tranny case after you've got it out of the bike. Then again after it's all welded up before reinstalled.

Your leg is self-welding. Too bad our bikes aren't!

I fractured...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,400
Posted By BikerBill
AGM vs GEL

Alex,

I read the technical article about batteries you posted. Because it gets cold here and I ride in winter I learned an AGM battery is probably best for me.

I learned a lot about charging...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,400
Posted By BikerBill
Odessy, or OEM?

My 2008 GSA battery failed to start the bike last week. I charged it enough to start the bike then rode it for a couple hours. Still working okay, but its a bit sluggish when i hit the starter.

I...
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