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Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,812
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Oil: use what you like.

Speaking of oil. I finally saw Mobil 1 15w50 synthetic in 5qt jug on the shelf again at Walmart after an absence of 2 years? more or less? This was in Tyler, Texas.
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 4,860
Views: 3,236,269
Posted By GotDrySocks?
This report... What an amazing resource.

Walter said: "And the odd yak:"
I'm no yak xpert, but that is a fairly Odd looking yak in the photo.



To Walter and all the Sibirsky group...many many thanks for using your time to take...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,153
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Another vote here for sticky ropes. I keep 6-7...

Another vote here for sticky ropes. I keep 6-7 CO2 ctrdgs because they fill the tire much faster than the compressor. I also keep a stripped down compressor "just in case" and have used it on other...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,117
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Mobil-1 102 (pricey) and Purolator PL10241 ...

Mobil-1 102 (pricey) and Purolator PL10241 work for me. '07 GSA
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-03-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 34,703
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Dragoon Springs, Arizona

http://tourista.smugmug.com/Travel/Ghost-towns-Dragoon-Dec-2011/i-rgPvLcf/0/L/P1010028-L.jpg


Dragoon Springs... one of the way stations in south eastern Arizona for the Butterfield Stage.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,625
Posted By GotDrySocks?
So far no final drive failure, but...

'07 GSA 67,000 miles

Just before 36,000 miles I bought extended warranty mainly against the dreaded FD failure.

So far no FD failure, but did replace ABS at 55,000 ($2300 ish) and drive...
Forum: Ride reports 07-29-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 15,437
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Zuni, NM??

Enjoying the trip, especially the great photos.

I lived in the Showlow/Snowflake Arizona area for several years. Traveled often to and from logging areas in northern N.M. and often took the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,670
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Blown drive shaft 07 GSA

Front U joint came apart with no warning at 70 MPH. What a rodeo. Unexpectedly locking the rear at 70 is not a good thing. When I got it shut down and pulled over to the side, the rubber boot at...
Forum: Ride reports 06-16-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 46,068
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Yes, free ranging Dachshunds, Urals and all that....

Yes, free ranging Dachshunds, Urals and all that.

I come here for the definitive statements concerning motor oil.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By GotDrySocks?
I gave up on learning to drive an bought a Stebel...

I gave up on learning to drive an bought a Stebel air horn for my GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,885
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Bad Socket Connection

Like SlowOldGuy, I had a badd connection in my tail light socket. I didn't figure it out until I had to replace the taillight assy after the old fat girl took a nap on a rock pile and bust the...
Forum: Regional forums 05-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,569
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Butterfield Stage Station Dragoon Springs AZ

There's a bit of history at the Butterfield stage stop at Dragoon Springs AZ. Four Confederate soldiers were killed there by Apache Indians in May 1862. They are buried near the ruins of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Oil Question

No no no, it ain't that kind of oil question.

The question is.... Mobil web site says Mob 1 15w50 syn will be available at Wal Marts around March 2012. Any one seen it anywhere? I'm down...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,604
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Ext. warranty 07 GSA

Just before I hit 36,000 I bought an extended warranty for 4 more years. (07 GSA) I bought it against the dreaded final drive failure. Since I bought the warranty, have no FD failures, but have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-18-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Ride Around Texas (RAT)

The MTF does a RAT ride. Insanity = 85 hours. Insanity Gold 70 hours.



http://www.mctourer.com/rides/2010/FoundersFeast/RAT.html#Route



Good luck.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 73,661
Posted By GotDrySocks?
http://tourista.smugmug.com/Travel/Guru-Lane-2005/...

http://tourista.smugmug.com/Travel/Guru-Lane-2005/i-vC9hQ95/0/L/P1010045-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 03-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 101,500
Posted By GotDrySocks?
The Tunnel

El túnel de veinte minutos. WOW!!! Fernando, los nervios que están hechos de acero. Cuidases ambos!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 117,270
Posted By GotDrySocks?
It Was Dry That Summer In Wyoming

http://tourista.smugmug.com/Travel/UtahWyomingSask-Summer-2007/P1020146/385834667_E5hMG-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 117,270
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Doin' 13.9 MPH on the Bolivar Free Ferry, Galveston Bay

http://tourista.smugmug.com/Travel/Matagorda/P1010017/530154746_uYgoH-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-01-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 117,270
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Oldies

http://tourista.smugmug.com/Travel/Waco-2-21-04-Ricks-Rides/i-mDL4Ndp/0/L/P1010084-L.jpg




http://tourista.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Old-Bikes/P6300093/452369458_jf8zF-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,800
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Royal Screwing

This has been an ongoing hassle with little resolution. To Interstate's credit they replaced the whole ABS module on my GSA last April with no problem, but they probably noticed that they're in the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 101,500
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Many Thanks for a Super Ride Report

Thanks for making time to share your ride. The photos are outstanding and your interactions with the locals are very interesting.

You are very fortunate to have a good friend for a riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 149,216
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Yet Another Tool Box

Nothing new here, but quick and easy tool box. 1170 Pelican, some aluminum strips and some bolts/nuts. Works great for me.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,800
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Good Stuff Here

Check those U joints. The 07 GSA is my first BMW. I've ridden Hondas with shaft drive over 100,000 (ST1300 most recently) and never thought about the drive shaft. At 57,000 the GSA U joint behind...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 43,300
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Many Thanks

Thank you many times for sharing your ride with us.

It is no doubt time consuming to stop for photos and to write your comentary.

I love to see Mongolia and its people. The way you interact...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-08-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 781
Views: 117,270
Posted By GotDrySocks?
http://tourista.smugmug.com/Travel/Summer-Bike-Tri...

http://tourista.smugmug.com/Travel/Summer-Bike-Trip-2005-UT-NV-CA/Slide43/385900961_cj79E-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,745
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Continental Trail Attacks

For highway and dirt roads I like Continental Trail Attacks.
Excellent mileage. (I got 15k on the front and 11k on the rear YMMV)
Excellent on wet and dry pavement.
Good on dirt roads.
Pretty...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-31-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 121,360
Posted By GotDrySocks?
'07 gsa

Don't have a pic of the bike on the trailer, but here's the reason it was on a trailer. One more not so gnarley thing about the gnarley GSA.
Forum: Ride reports 12-03-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,741,002
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Dallas Motorcycle Show

Hey Doug.... you did a great job on your presentation at the Dallas show today.

They should have given you 3 time slots. Having you quit after just one and giving time to those other guys to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,090
Posted By GotDrySocks?
'07 GSA Final Drive Oil Change Idea

No questions or problems here. But, thought I'd share a little idea that I stumbled across a while ago.

If you have changed the oil in your FD on a gs where you have to drop the FD off the drive...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,904
Posted By GotDrySocks?
The Beartooth Pass is definitly not on the way...

The Beartooth Pass is definitly not on the way from Mammoth Hot Springs to Glacier Nat. Park, but riding the Beartooth Hwy will put a huge grin on your face. Just my 2 cents.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2011, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By GotDrySocks?
leaglebeagle: Thanks for that response. I feel I...

leaglebeagle: Thanks for that response. I feel I was treated unfairly and have spoken with a couple of reps on the phone with no joy. I've asked the company (Interstate) to give me that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Yet another "what's that noise" thread.

'07 GSA 57, 850 miles

So, couple of weeks ago the drive shaft broke at the U-joint at the yoke on the trans output shaft. I was scrubbing in a new front tire and had taken the bike up to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,494
Views: 536,136
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Simon and Lisa, I mostly lurk here,...

Simon and Lisa,

I mostly lurk here, but..... the first post on this thread was almost exactly 5 years ago. It's a part of my schedule. I've seen places and people that I never would have seen...
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 35,808
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Great ride!! That Nikki... what a trooper! ...

Great ride!! That Nikki... what a trooper!

How were the Alpinestars Scout boots on hot days? Been thinking about a pair.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,842
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Be all that as it may, the idea of paying $60 ...

Be all that as it may, the idea of paying $60 for a six dollar piece of rubber..... there better be several packs of kool-aide included.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,842
Posted By GotDrySocks?
After looking around a bit there are a few boots...

After looking around a bit there are a few boots that are close for the front, but the rear has an unusual shape. Prolly just bite the bullet. It chaps me that they are broke already.

I drive...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,842
Posted By GotDrySocks?
GSA Cracked swing arm boots. Replacement ideas?

'07 GSA Both rubber boots on my swingarm are cracked big time and need replaced. Bmw parts prices $66.35 for # 10, and $60.85 for #11.:eek1:huh No way. Looking for an alternative.

Has anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Cee Baileys scroll down to wind wing system...

Cee Baileys

scroll down to wind wing system


http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/1200gsepws.html
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By GotDrySocks?
Each of my BMW "fog" lights draws 55watts, but I...

Each of my BMW "fog" lights draws 55watts, but I think the best bet for running other lights even hid's is to start from the battery with their own relay rather than tapping the fog lite circuit. ...
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