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Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 69,706
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: 563
Views: 69,706
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: 518
Posted By pgods
Thanks! Will do...

Thanks! Will do...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
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: 816
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: 518
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: 563
Views: 69,706
Posted By pgods
Will do. Thanks Jim!

Will do. Thanks Jim!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 69,706
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: 563
Views: 69,706
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: 14
Views: 665
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: 14
Views: 665
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: 14
Views: 665
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: 14
Views: 665
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: 552
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: 552
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: 552
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: 552
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: 724
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: 1,381
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: 2,030
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: 7,638
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: 2,681
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: 5,352
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...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,187
Posted By pgods
Of course you have maintained the bike, including...

Of course you have maintained the bike, including an annual brake fluid flush - correct? Helps keep the servos in good working order.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,756
Posted By pgods
After a month at MAX BMW, and several hands on...

After a month at MAX BMW, and several hands on the bike trying to figure out the cutting out on hard acceleration accompanied by a distinct sputtering sound ... the final diagnosis was not any of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By pgods
And get maintenance records. Final drive fluid...

And get maintenance records. Final drive fluid change every 20K miles? Brake fluid flush at least every other season, if not every season? This is imperative to keep the servos in good working order....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By pgods
Odd... my Progressive premium on my 12GS was up...

Odd... my Progressive premium on my 12GS was up and over $1200/year (a policy I had for years). Geico quoted me $600 and change. I switched immediately.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,756
Posted By pgods
SR1 .. I feel your pain!

I have an 06GS that has very similar symptoms as your bike: starts fine, idles fine... but with hard acceleration the bike has pronounced hesitation accompanied by a distinct sputtering sound. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,008
Posted By pgods
and here I am too!

My 06 has exactly the same symptoms as SR1 ... pronounced hesitation with hard acceleration, plus a distinct sputtering sound. As soon as I let up on the throttle is stops. (Bike starts fine with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By pgods
Less windscreen, less buffeting. Plain and...

Less windscreen, less buffeting. Plain and simple. Besides, heat waves don't exist anymore...only VERY HOT summers! I'll take the extra breeze....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 622
Posted By pgods
Like a crumple zone in a car, the bars are...

Like a crumple zone in a car, the bars are designed to "absorb the energy during impact" and will bend in the process. Two Touratech bars have been replaced on my GS ... not from poor design, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By pgods
choices?

I have a 1200GS and my wife has R1150R. Both boxers, but totally different feel and ride. The GS is a can do, all around workhorse, and I love it! But I gotta tell you, the R1150R is a much smoother...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
Posted By pgods
early vs later model

I have an 06GS with the servos. If I were to buy now I'd probably go with the non-servo bike, if for no other reason than a GS doesn't really need power assisted braking ( and one less thing to worry...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,595
Posted By pgods
+1 !!

+1 !!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,766
Posted By pgods
funny!

funny!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,766
Posted By pgods
I'm told to just do a brake flush every season...

I'm told to just do a brake flush every season (not every other) and the servos should be fine for a long time.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,766
Posted By pgods
Servos

I'm still waiting for the crappy servos to die on my 06GS, but they haven't. I thought they all did that?:huh

Kidding aside, my servos have been problem free - and I've ridden my bike pretty hard:...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,805
Posted By pgods
+1 Thank you! And THAT is my point.

+1
Thank you!
And THAT is my point.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,805
Posted By pgods
Still missing my POINT ... I can plug a tire. I...

Still missing my POINT ... I can plug a tire. I can adjust my valves and change the final drive fluid (thank you JVB!). But I can't do everything. Does that make me any less self reliant? Perhaps.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,805
Posted By pgods
And when the final drive takes a dump, you're...

And when the final drive takes a dump, you're going to repair that too at roadside? The issue isn't the tire; it's the service. Could it be better? Yes.
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