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Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,864
Posted By wildbill
My '92 BMW GS Paris Dakar had a 9 gallon tank...

My '92 BMW GS Paris Dakar had a 9 gallon tank with a range of 360+ miles. Once did over 400 miles and was running on fumes when I pulled into Cheyenne, WY at night.
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 93,531
Posted By wildbill
I think ABS would have helped. I guess your wing...

I think ABS would have helped. I guess your wing didn't have it.

My experience commuting in Washington DC traffic for 25 years without a scratch taught me to never make way for inattentive and or...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 75,350
Posted By wildbill
2010 ZX-14 special edition

Anyone have the 2010 special edition? I love the black with silver trim.
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 75,350
Posted By wildbill
Hey, beautiful ZX14 and I love the color. ...

Hey, beautiful ZX14 and I love the color.

I'm thinking of getting a new 2012 blue one like yours.

What is the comfort level on this for touring? I'm worried that the grips may be too low for...
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,202
Posted By wildbill
I put 25k miles on my 2007 ST13 and find it to be...

I put 25k miles on my 2007 ST13 and find it to be extremely stable at speed -- never experienced any weave, but never used a top box. When ambient air is 90F+, I do notice heat on my left leg.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-29-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,947
Posted By wildbill
I owned a silver '04 that was in the same...

I owned a silver '04 that was in the same beautiful condition. Bought it with 9k miles on it. I really liked the looks, but sold it after 6 months because of the vibration that hits at 70-75 mph. ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 52,418
Posted By wildbill
Nice 1976 wing. Those tube type tires are not fun...

Nice 1976 wing. Those tube type tires are not fun repairing on the side of the road. I always travel with a tubeless tire repair kit. Needed it more than once. I had a black 1978 wing. Bought new,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 52,418
Posted By wildbill
I look over the windshield at the lowest setting....

I look over the windshield at the lowest setting. Some like looking through the shield but that's not for me. Renting is a good way to try before you buy. I bought the wing for cheap as a machine...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 38,389
Posted By wildbill
Some guy in England rebuilds the abs pumps. Might...

Some guy in England rebuilds the abs pumps. Might want to let him do it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 52,418
Posted By wildbill
Hello, and welcome to goldwings. I just...

Hello, and welcome to goldwings.

I just bought a new 2012 wing and finished a 5k mile trip out west on it. The wing is very good at eating up the miles, but is a big heavy bike. I still have my...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 290,802
Posted By wildbill
Yes, better prices can be had elsewhere.

Yes, better prices can be had elsewhere.
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 290,802
Posted By wildbill
Hey, I just test drove a c14 at a Kawasaki good...

Hey, I just test drove a c14 at a Kawasaki good times last weekend and loved it. I was very impressed with the power and electronics. Makes my ST1300 seem like old technology.

I'm going to get...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 290,802
Posted By wildbill
Is this a good price for new 2011 concours with abs

US $13,250 + tax and tags. The price includes fees. It's still in the crate so it's not a demo.

I think this is probably the best price out there.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By wildbill
I'm going to get good use out of the cruise...

I'm going to get good use out of the cruise control, and the ESA should be great.

Yes, I had to drop the tranny to even lubricate the clutch splines on my '92 GS.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By wildbill
Can anybody list the top reliability issues....

Can anybody list the top reliability issues. Probably the final drive.

I know bmw service is expensive, but I do my own maintenance so that is not a worry.

I found a low mileage 2006 but the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By wildbill
what no experience worth talking about?

what no experience worth talking about?
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2010, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By wildbill
buying r1200rt -- need advice

I'm going out west for a bike trip in September. I'm planning on locating a used r1200rt and flying out to pick it up and then beginning the road trip. I'm still looking at used ones and have not...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,423
Posted By wildbill
I love the looks of this in white. It looks like...

I love the looks of this in white. It looks like you've added some attractive options. What did you do with it?

What does an 2010 R1200R run in the U.S.?
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2009, 05:35 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 105,591
Posted By wildbill
I found the source. It was more than just a bulb....

I found the source. It was more than just a bulb. Anyway they're junk. I'm going back to quality oem stock which is also bigger for safety. I don't know why people put microscopic turn signals on,...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2009, 03:55 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 105,591
Posted By wildbill
chicken strips?

Hey, I used to grind the valve covers off by the end of the season. Now I get more enjoyment out of being smooth. I'd hate to trash such a fine machine. It's not worth it. Chicken strips are so...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 105,591
Posted By wildbill
tail light bulbs

The PO of my R1100s put the small clear signal lights on. Well one of the bulbs burnt out. Does anybody know the manufacturer, or a source for the bulb? Didn't see any Id on the product.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 105,591
Posted By wildbill
Just picked up this R1100s

There was something missing -- I needed a BMW twin in my garage, again. I've had my eyes open for a clean low mileage R1100s for some time. Then I saw it, a silver 2004 R1100s in like new condition...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 16,472
Posted By wildbill
Dolomoto, I followed your trip. I loved it. We...

Dolomoto, I followed your trip. I loved it. We both love the road. I took my ST13 out west in 2007 over many of the same roads. The ST puts out a little too much heat in hot weather, how's the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-29-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,081
Posted By wildbill
Bill Gates was arrested in NM for speeding in the...

Bill Gates was arrested in NM for speeding in the 80's.
Forum: Road warriors 11-20-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 394
Views: 105,591
Posted By wildbill
Email it to me. I'll put it up on my server. ...

Email it to me. I'll put it up on my server. Send me a pm.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,678
Posted By wildbill
I do my own maintenance, so it looks like I'm...

I do my own maintenance, so it looks like I'm going to be good friends with Beemer Boneyard for supplies. The routine maintenance looks like a snap. Looks like the only tricky part is bleeding the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,678
Posted By wildbill
The previous owner put on a few things like the...

The previous owner put on a few things like the smaller clear lens rear turn signals, bar end mirrors, the touring screen, and the Remus exhaust which dropped the cat. The bar end mirrors look cool...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,678
Posted By wildbill
Just picked up an R1100s

There was something missing -- I needed a BMW twin in my garage, again. I've had my eyes open for a clean low mileage R1100s for some time. Then I saw it, a silver 2004 R1100s in like new condition...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,028
Posted By wildbill
What do you think I should pay for an 05 with lss...

What do you think I should pay for an 05 with lss than 10k miles?
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,028
Posted By wildbill
Hey, thanks for the useful feedback. I'm finding...

Hey, thanks for the useful feedback. I'm finding that clutch problems are common with 2005-2008. There are also cam chain as well as the immobilizer problems. I see many for sale on cycle trader,...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,028
Posted By wildbill
Need advice on K1200s

I'm looking at a 2005 K1200S with about 10k miles. This year is the first or second year for this desihn and may have issues. What has been your ownership experience with a 2005, like recalls,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-20-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4,350
Views: 1,626,442
Posted By wildbill
On the way to Jacob Lake, Arizona near Vermillion...

On the way to Jacob Lake, Arizona near Vermillion Cliffs
http://www.turboperl.com/images/DSCN0214.JPG


Couple shots near Monument Valley

http://www.turboperl.com/images/DSCN0226.JPG
Forum: Road warriors 04-28-2009, 06:07 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,337
Posted By wildbill
Don't buy the K or the R, but if you get one you...

Don't buy the K or the R, but if you get one you deserve it. They're both over-priced lemons. BMW's are constantly in need of warranty work. Did I mention the failures. And if you take any trips...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By wildbill
This is so BMW. The lock cylinder is...

This is so BMW.

The lock cylinder is probably trashed. Don't ask me how I know. What has worked is to relieve pressure on the locking mechanism and wiggle the key out. Do not force the key or bad...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,801
Posted By wildbill
I've had a GW and a GS. The GS was a good road...

I've had a GW and a GS. The GS was a good road machine to a point, but it was fatally flawed, as are most BMW's. The GS was very unreliable and could not be trusted on a long trip. I'm still a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-12-2009, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,867
Views: 612,233
Posted By wildbill
How does a Honda ST1300 compare to the FJR1300?...

How does a Honda ST1300 compare to the FJR1300? Anyone who has ridden both please chime in. I have an '07 ST1300 and am considering an '08 FJR1300. It looks like the ST1300 wins hands down for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 304,338
Posted By wildbill
Unleaded, I'm about to buy your twin. I was...

Unleaded, I'm about to buy your twin.

I was just browsing this thread and saw your photos. II think the yellow wheels really make the bike stand out. I went to the dealer this morning and saw one...
Forum: Road warriors 12-23-2008, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 304,338
Posted By wildbill
Hey, test rode a new K1200s today at the dealer....

Hey, test rode a new K1200s today at the dealer. Nice engine, sound, power. Handles beautifully. I've got my eye on the silver with yellow wheels. The yellow wheels really grab me. Had beemers...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,854
Posted By wildbill
Hey, nice 2002 Vmax. I had a 2002 Vmax too and...

Hey, nice 2002 Vmax.
I had a 2002 Vmax too and loved it. Bought it on Ebay in Phoenix and rode it back to maryland. Best V-4 around.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,285
Posted By wildbill
I had a new 1990 venture. Top heavy. Too...

I had a new 1990 venture.

Top heavy.
Too much wind buffeting.
Too much heat.
Boring.
Got rid of it. Replaced it with a '91 ST1100.
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