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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By pgods
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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: 1,269
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: 1,852
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: 7,044
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: 2,429
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: 4,925
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: 1,954
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: 1,617
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: 439
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: 1,217
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: 1,617
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: 9,286
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: 1,967
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: 578
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: 1,597
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: 788
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: 1,429
Posted By pgods
+1 !!

+1 !!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,580
Posted By pgods
funny!

funny!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,580
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: 2,580
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: 3,411
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: 3,411
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: 3,411
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.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By pgods
Servos

I have an 06 GS with 22k miles and so far no issues at all with the servos. I wear earplugs, so the brake noise doesn't bother me. My only suggestion is to do/ have the brake fluid flushed every...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,514
Posted By pgods
Handing a 19 year old male a GSA is like handing...

Handing a 19 year old male a GSA is like handing him a hot naked babe ... without a condom. Only trouble can come of it!
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By pgods
An example

Needed to price out a secondary coil for my 06GS.

BMW Manhattan ....$190 and had to order the part.
Max BMW ... $144 and had it in stock.

In a world of search engines and phone calls, how does...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By pgods
Been in heavy rain or power wash the bike lately?...

Been in heavy rain or power wash the bike lately? I used to have this problem often with my old K75.

As it dries out the issue usually resolves itself. Or not ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By pgods
me too!

2006 GS with 22,500 miles. At idle seems fine, but when I load the bike with a hard throttle in 3,4 5th gear I get a sudden drop in power accompanied by a rapid sputtering sound, which I can almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,592
Posted By pgods
I don't know about selling a lifestyle... I guess...

I don't know about selling a lifestyle... I guess BMW does as much as Harley.

Lifestyle aside... I rarely, if ever, see a Harley rider wearing a full face helmet. That is just plain stupid. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 724
Posted By pgods
Website states In Store Only. There aren't many...

Website states In Store Only. There aren't many tractors in NYC ... :cry
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,509,230
Posted By pgods
Cute kid, but I'm not a fan of being on a bike...

Cute kid, but I'm not a fan of being on a bike (in motion) without a helmet, especially for my kid. Reminds me of a story where a BMW service guy was moving a bike in the dept parking lot and...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,359
Posted By pgods
Keep in mind that the new EXO1100 is a Kevlar...

Keep in mind that the new EXO1100 is a Kevlar matrix construction and ECE rated. It is lighter, even when you hold it in your hand!
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,359
Posted By pgods
New Scorpion EXO 1100 helmet rating

Ive been a Shoei man for well over 20 years and decided to take a chance:

I took my first ride with the Scorpion EXO 1100 helmet today. First impression: the lid is light. Much lighter than my old...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,236
Posted By pgods
Just one word: BEASTS. Unless you really want...

Just one word: BEASTS.
Unless you really want a GS! Why else would you be lurking in GSpot?:hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 516
Posted By pgods
You're riding a motorcycle with a boxer...

You're riding a motorcycle with a boxer engine?:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,777
Posted By pgods
Thanks Jim...I was wondering why they could be so...

Thanks Jim...I was wondering why they could be so different, despite both being boxer designs.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,777
Posted By pgods
My wife's R1150R has negligible drive shaft...

My wife's R1150R has negligible drive shaft slack, where my 1200GS often feels like someone is hitting the bash plate with a hammer - most noticeable with 1st and 2nd gear changes, or if I let up on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,388
Posted By pgods
I agree. +4 As for Mac user .... Apple is now...

I agree. +4
As for Mac user .... Apple is now considered the #1 technology company in the world. Why? Two words: innovation and design. Nothing comes close ... but I'm biased. I am a Mac user!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,778
Posted By pgods
Back in 2006 I rented a 1200GS to ride on the...

Back in 2006 I rented a 1200GS to ride on the South Island of New Zealand. I had it fully loaded with cases, plus my wife on the back.( My ride back home was a K75S). After a week on the GS I went...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By pgods
and, of course, you turned your bike on and...

and, of course, you turned your bike on and checked both headlights to make sure that one of the bulbs didn't expire? I just changed mine when I noticed the same icon.
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