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Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By RandyReider
Check out the globe riders tips from the rode. ...

Check out the globe riders tips from the rode.
http://youtu.be/kWVEAMZ7jMg


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,142
Posted By RandyReider
In addition to the prev suggestions, I found that...

In addition to the prev suggestions, I found that i was getting tired offroad because I was "hanging" into the handlebars. You should be standing in such a way that you could almost let go of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,328
Posted By RandyReider
Don't skip the cam chain tensioner. Mine failed...

Don't skip the cam chain tensioner. Mine failed at almost that exact mileage- except I was on my way to South America. Had to split the engine case to have it fixed.


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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-28-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 73,639
Posted By RandyReider
Carti, Panama-Cartagena, Colombia

Loading into the canoe was half the adventure. :)
http://i761.photobucket.com/albums/xx252/RandyReider/Events-15819_zps6defeb6b.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,761
Posted By RandyReider
Love everything about this.

Can't wait to see more.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By RandyReider
It's normal to have a few teaspoons of oil that...

It's normal to have a few teaspoons of oil that gets sucked up into the airbox. Sounds like he's describing something way more significant than that though.


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Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By RandyReider
I had intermittent issues with my oil pressure...

I had intermittent issues with my oil pressure sensor coming on after a particularly deep creek crossing.

After a ton of troubleshooting, I removed the connector, dried it out and all was back to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,505
Posted By RandyReider
Agreed with desetr skies. Too much pressure in...

Agreed with desetr skies. Too much pressure in crankcase will cause that. Had it on my r1200c. Has it by any chance had a clutch replaced? Or any other major work done?


Mine started after a...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,965
Posted By RandyReider
I've used air soft pellets (plastic little bb's)...

I've used air soft pellets (plastic little bb's) for prob 10-15k with not issues. Have them on my GSA now actually.


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Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,214
Posted By RandyReider
I road my 1150gsa from the Arctic Circle to...

I road my 1150gsa from the Arctic Circle to Argentina, and while i loved that bike, a KLR was built for the trip. Simple, easy to maintain, and parts readily accessible.

When my cam chain...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,873
Posted By RandyReider
Ugh. So sorry for the issue. Just a note from an...

Ugh. So sorry for the issue. Just a note from an experience with a friends f800 that had a wheel bearing explode in the middle of the COBDR.

On a whim he checked with his progressive roadside...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,947
Posted By RandyReider
I've really noticed a difference between the on...

I've really noticed a difference between the on road and off road ESA settings. Off road the bike just feels more planted. Just did the COBDR and at one point while riding realized based on feel that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 899
Posted By RandyReider
There are plenty of "how to's" around for...

There are plenty of "how to's" around for rekeying lock cylinders. It's not super difficult.

Is it possible to order the cylinder kits without them being "keyed" in the motherland?


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Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,835
Posted By RandyReider
Video help from Helge.

I know this is an old thread, but here's a video response from Helge (maybe even to this thread.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZGCdz1G6jg
Forum: Americas 05-09-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By RandyReider
Just a heads up- having done both. The Pan Am is...

Just a heads up- having done both. The Pan Am is tight in 3 months. Doable-but you'll feel the pressure of time. Off days will be few, and bike issues could throw you over your time. Definitely...
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 907
Posted By RandyReider
Looks like a great product- excited to see some...

Looks like a great product- excited to see some more examples of moto applications. (Was actually just researching options on mounting a top case to my GSA for the COBDR this summer.

...But...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,405
Posted By RandyReider
That would be great- thanks longtallsally! ...

That would be great- thanks longtallsally!


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,405
Posted By RandyReider
Need to do this. Pics please!

My '08 GSA just ran out of gas...when I should have had 100 miles left. Damnit. I'm doing the zap fix. Post #253 pics are shot and I'm hesitant to stick a lighter inside my gas tank without visual...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 965
Posted By RandyReider
Ditto. HES. Sent from my iPhone using...

Ditto. HES.


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Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,988
Posted By RandyReider
This plan is absolutely badass. LOVE it. I know...

This plan is absolutely badass. LOVE it. I know nothing about boating, but I'll pass along something from a convo with another rider who did something similar.

A few years ago I was crossing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By RandyReider
Good thought, qman! I'll check for any...

Good thought, qman! I'll check for any bending/weirdness. Anybody have thoughts about what's best for lubricating the rear pedal/spring assembly? I don't really know my lubricants....insert innuendo...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By RandyReider
Update.

Update:

Just spent a couple hours out with the bike, disassembling the rear caliper. I cleaned, lightly sanded (surface rust), and lubed both slides- as well as replaced my pads that were shot due...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By RandyReider
One thing I had to do with my bags connection bag...

One thing I had to do with my bags connection bag on my '08 GSA. There is actually a forward and rear position for the mounting ring on the bag. I had to unscrew my bag from its mount and shift it to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By RandyReider
Thanks for the input guys, I noticed the issue...

Thanks for the input guys, I noticed the issue right at the end of the my ride just before the polar vortex dropped a buttload more ice and snow everywhere- so I haven't gotten out to the garage to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By RandyReider
Where?

Where do you think? At the pedal itself? Or at the piston? Someplace else?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 669
Posted By RandyReider
'08 GSA Rear Brake Sticking

Hey All,
I was out riding today and noticed that occasionally (from a stop) it felt like the bike would be slow from a stop and would take some extra gas to get going.

When I went to push the...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 947
Posted By RandyReider
I used smelly bikers maps on my AK-Argentina trip...

I used smelly bikers maps on my AK-Argentina trip a few years back. They worked really well for me and were affordable. I know there are other free options as well.


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By RandyReider
Hey all, just my $.02. But DEFINITELY do...

Hey all, just my $.02.

But DEFINITELY do the cam tensioner upgrade. Mine failed me in Costa Rica on my way from the US to Argentina. Long story short, ended up having to remove and rebuild the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,160
Posted By RandyReider
PS- you don't really own a GS until you've...

PS- you don't really own a GS until you've dropped it. ;)


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,160
Posted By RandyReider
No worries.

This happens occasionally with boxers, even when they've just sat on the side-stand. Falling over briefly, I'll bet some oil leaked into the downhill cylinder. I'm sure you're in good shape.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By RandyReider
Ditto to what bobby said. New battery should be ...

Ditto to what bobby said. New battery should be 12.7-13.2 volts. Britome, I've heard of a couple situations (and had one of my own) personally where brand new batteries were installed that turned...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,294
Posted By RandyReider
Yeah- my '08's ESA rear started leaking at about...

Yeah- my '08's ESA rear started leaking at about 40k. I picked up some fresher ESA's from a friend who upgraded to Ohlins. (This will work till I can save up for aftermarket.) bottom line, BMW OEM...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-09-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,454
Posted By RandyReider
What about overheating?

Any issues with overheating? I attempted this with my iPad in my tankbag map pocket and on a relatively cool day (75-80 degrees) the iPad overheated and shut itself down.

Any similar issues w....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By RandyReider
Thanks all! (Particularly Jim) it was the fuse...

Thanks all! (Particularly Jim) it was the fuse box that I didn't even know existed. I appreciate it! Problem solved!


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Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By RandyReider
R1200 OEM Fog Light Problems

Hey All,
I need some help with a recent issue. My right side fog light has stopped working. I swapped it with my right working light and problem persists. That tells me the problem is north of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,844
Posted By RandyReider
Great post ride notes, Britome. Looks like an...

Great post ride notes, Britome. Looks like an amazing adventure!!!


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Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,500
Posted By RandyReider
In the wild...of panama.

<a href="http://s761.photobucket.com/user/RandyReider/media/Events-15819_zps6defeb6b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 13,139
Posted By RandyReider
Amazing

Seriously, great job. The skills/straight up ballsiness of dudes on this site amazes me. Can't wait to see pics when you've got it all buttoned up. Keep us in the loop!
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,740
Posted By RandyReider
BMW Santiago boots. Bought them used from an...

BMW Santiago boots. Bought them used from an inmate and wore them from the arctic circle to Argentina. Plenty of regular use since and they're still waterproof and comfortable- and that was 3 years...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,844
Posted By RandyReider
Dang boys, have a helluva time. Take pics. And I...

Dang boys, have a helluva time. Take pics. And I expect some great new stories around the campfire next time.
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