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Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6,088
Views: 1,175,917
Posted By motohermano
Oil volume in 2014 500 EXC

For my first oil change, I drained the oil completely, replaced the screens and filter, then added back a total of 1.5 liters of oil (including the filter fill). I then ran the engine for...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 6,088
Views: 1,175,917
Posted By motohermano
Broken plug

That MAY have been what happened to me although I was being very careful to not whack the plug during the de-smogging. My bike quit running with only a few miles on it so I took it back to the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-26-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 6,088
Views: 1,175,917
Posted By motohermano
Bad plug from factory

The exact same thing happened to me on a brand new 2014 EXC 500. Bizzare
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-02-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,747
Posted By motohermano
Great ride

That truly was a GREAT ride. Ready to do it again!
Forum: Thumpers 10-11-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,088
Views: 1,175,917
Posted By motohermano
Broken spark plug on brand new 500 EXC

Thought I should share this. I bought a brand new 2014 500 EXC a couple of weeks ago. It ran great for 3 miles then quit running. It would start up briefly and run very rough for a few seconds...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-09-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,808
Posted By motohermano
Great RR

This is a great RR. Thanks Bill and Gary!
Forum: Thumpers 10-02-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15,451
Views: 1,572,223
Posted By motohermano
Kuaba link

I installed the 1 5/8 lowering link and had the same result you did with the rear tire scuffing the gas tank. I switched over to the Kuaba 1" lowering link and have had no problems since
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15,451
Views: 1,572,223
Posted By motohermano
Burned up clutch on 690 endure r

Was on a ride into Arizona and got into some packing mud. Managed to burn up the clutch in a very short distance of about one mile. A kawi 650 and ktm 640 also lost their clutches. Lessoned learned:...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 28,180
Posted By motohermano
Rain, really?

No shit, it's raining somewhere in New Mexico? When I left there a couple of days ago there had been no measurable moisture for several months and the whole place was on fire. I hope the rain...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 57,117
Posted By motohermano
IPad mapping capability?

Sorry about jumping subjects from iPhone to iPad but....has anyone figured out how to use an iPad together with Garmin Roadtrip to design routes and tracks on an iPad then move them to a Garmin GPS,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,021
Posted By motohermano
Garmin Road Trip on iPad?

Has anyone figured out how to design routes and tracks on an iPad using Garmin Roadtrip then load them into a 276?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-31-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 3,454
Views: 238,395
Posted By motohermano
Durango, Colorado

Durango, Colorado. Plenty of rooms, plenty of road and dirt riding.
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,779
Posted By motohermano
AirGlide jackets

I can only speak to the jackets (I use another brand of pants). I just bought an AirGlide II jacket for myself and another for my wife (for less than the price of one BMW ventilated jacket). We...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2007, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,001
Posted By motohermano
BMW Rallye II pro pants rock!

My God! I just tried out my new BMW Rallye II Pro pants. They rock! After riding for years in Aerostich Darian pants I have concluded that up 'till now, I have been depriving myself. The Rallye...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2007, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,592
Posted By motohermano
What is best way to increase diameter of grips on 1200 GSA?

I have purchased an 07 1200 GSA. Other than a few quirks, I love the bike. One complaint I have is the grips are a bit too small for my hands. I get thunb crampes especially on the trottle side. ...
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2007, 06:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By motohermano
650 gs handling issues

I bought a used 05 BMW 650 GS (not the Dakar model). The bike is great, fuel injected, heated hand grips, ABS. I really enjoy it. I do seem to be having an issue with how it handles though. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2007, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By motohermano
No, it is more of a loud rattling. I talked to a...

No, it is more of a loud rattling. I talked to a friend of mine that knows a lot about BMW boxer engines. He thought that it probably was the rocker arms rattling when the gas is cut. He thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2007, 08:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By motohermano
Right side engine noise on 07 1200 GSA

I have recently purchased an 07 1200 GSA. I love the bike. It is fun to ride and a total grin. One question though: when I rev the bike up in first or second gear and then chop the throttle to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,165
Posted By motohermano
1200 gsa worth every penny

I owned an 1150 GS for several years and loved it. I recently traded it in for a 1200 gsa. There is no comparison. The 1200 is awesome. I will ride it for the next 5 years at least. It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,705
Posted By motohermano
new real whell assembly

True to his word, the dealer installed a new rear wheel assemble free of charge. I did not notice a difference in the vibration level but then again I have not noticed the vibration lately. Hmmm......
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2007, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By motohermano
problem solved

I solved the problem by placing a thin piece of cardboard down in the left boot between the inside of the boot and the outside of my sock. Hopefully this will only be needed for awhile until the...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By motohermano
smart asses

yea, yea, yea, it's all fun and games until the blister pops and the puss and blood starts running out ;-)
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By motohermano
uncomfortable Oxtar Infinty boots?

I recently purchased a pair of Oxtar Infinity boots. The left boot is killing me on the inside of my leg right above the ankle bone (above the ankle circle on the boot). Anyone else having this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2007, 07:32 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,705
Posted By motohermano
check the back rim

I bought an 07 1200 GSA that I love. I have discovered that the back rim has a 1/4" wobble side to side. It is easy to see if you put the bike on the center stand and then run it in 1st gear (be...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2007, 07:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,415
Posted By motohermano
Cool report

Born and reaised in New Mexico, traveled the world. NM is the best for alot of outdoor activites, especially mc-ing!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2007, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,201
Posted By motohermano
TT tank bag perfect for 1200 GSA

I recently purchased an '07 1200 GSA. I love the bike. I am very used to having a tankbag and went to get one right away. I was disapointed when I looked at the BMW offering. It was too big and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By motohermano
Which aftermarket exhaust for 1200 GSA?

I want to put an aftermarket exhaust on my '07 1200 GSA. I would like to save some weight and get a bit more sound. I had a Remus titanium on my '02 1150 GS and liked it alot. Any advice would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,908
Posted By motohermano
30 inch inseam on 1200 gsa

30 " inseam, 200 pounds and I am riding an 07 GSA. I found the stock seat to be just a bit too high so I purchased the standard seat for a 1200 GS non-Adventure. This seat is about 1" lower than...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2007, 07:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,231
Posted By motohermano
Pitch the BMW tank bag

I also bought an '07 GSA. I looked at the BMW tank bag and it was obvious that it was designed for the 1200 GS, not the 1200 GSA. It is too short to work properly with the larger gas tank of the...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,451
Posted By motohermano
Santiago works great

I have owned several different riding jackets. Of all, I have had the best luck with the Santiago and the Rallye 2. You just have accept that you need to layer in cold weather. The ventilation on...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By motohermano
The big dilema

I had the same debate with myself except for me it was should I trade my trusty and much loved 2002 1150 GS in for an 07 GSA. My mistake was doing the test ride on the GSA. Had to have it. It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2007, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By motohermano
silly

Excuse me but this seems kind of silly. Party on!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,200
Posted By motohermano
Best aftermarket seat for '07 1200 GSA?

I am in the market for a slightly lower, and hopefully much more comfortable, aftermarket seat for an '07 1200 GSA. I hear the Sargent is the way to go. Any recomendations????
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-18-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 227,934
Posted By motohermano
Beautiful shot

Cool pic. How was it riding that GSA over Cinnamon? I just bought an 07 and I am hoping to do some of the Colorado mining road passes on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 934
Posted By motohermano
Which tank bag is best for 1200 GSA????

Any recomendations out there for the best tank bag for a 07 1200 GSA? I have looked at the BMW product and I am not so sure about it. Any advice would be appreciated.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2007, 06:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,252
Posted By motohermano
Nice bike

I just picked up an 07 GSA 2 weekends ago. It is way cool. Looking forward to all this snow melting so I can put some miles on. Considering the size of the GSA, I am amazed at how well it handles....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By motohermano
where you at?

We be glowin in the dark up here in Bombsville (Los Alamos)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2007, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By motohermano
Thanks BMW of Santa Fe: '07 1200 GSA is sweet!

Thanks to Torsten, Greg and Craig of BMW of Santa Fe for working a me a reasonable purchase on a new 07 1200 GSA. I got a great trade on my '02 1150 GS. And, as this is the fourth bike I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2007, 06:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,294
Posted By motohermano
BMW GSA needs help

1) Lose 100 pounds.
2) Reduce the price 25%.
get rid of vibration.
3) Start selling a motorcycle instead of an image.
4) Look at KTM and learn some lessons about being competive..
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,802
Posted By motohermano
Oof

OOF, I hope my thread asking about the 1200 GSA wasn't the cause of this exchange. I test drove a '07 1200 GSA and was very impressed. I did have a concern about vibration in the bars at certain...
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