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Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 153
Posted By aladin
Trying to Pair Both iPhone and Bluetooth Radar Detector with BMW Navigator 4 GPS

I have an iPhone paired with BMW Nav IV Gps which is paired with my Shuberth C3 Hlemet (my BMW dealer installed Bluetooth in my helmet a couple of years ago).

I just bought the new Escort...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By aladin
Recurring Oil Leak in 2013 GS (see picture)

I am posting this today because this leak has recurred for me and appears to have been reported previously on this forum as impacting more than one rider: ...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By aladin
Thank You!

Thank you very much gentlemen. I will reach out to Paul.

Aladin
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-30-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By aladin
Looking for Colorado Shop to Install a ProCyle Big Bore Kit and Other Parts on DR 650

Note: I originally posted this in the Thumpers forum today but it was suggested that I may have better luck here.

I have a 2009 Suzuki DR650 that has a large IMS tank but a stock motor and stock...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By aladin
Looking for Colorado Shop to Install a ProCyle Big Bore Kit and Other Parts on DR 650

I have a 2009 Suzuki DR650 that has a large IMS tank but a stock motor and stock suspension. I brought it up from Texas to my home in Cuchara, Colorado so it is still jetted for sea level (my CO...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-20-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By aladin
Advice on Colorado KTM Dealers

My wife and I are renovating a vacation home in Cuchara Colorado (south-east Colorado in the Spanish Peaks area). I am thinking of buying a 2014 1190 Adventure R and leaving it in the garage up...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,275,273
Posted By aladin
Anyone planning on a Steering Damper?

I had a steering damper from Hyperpro on my oilhead GS and loved it. On windy days or off road, the damper added a lot of confidence when the bike was being pushed around by either wind or ruts.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,275,273
Posted By aladin
Unsprung Weight Difference between Spoke and Mag Wheels

I am waiting for my new GS with spoke wheels. It should be built around March 27th and then hopefully arrive in Dallas in late April.

A friend has told me to expect the spoke wheels to be quite a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,173
Posted By aladin
Thank You!

Thank you all very much. Very helpful suggestions. I have more than enough ideas to work with.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,173
Posted By aladin
Best Way to Carry a Laptop for 4,000 Miles - Trunk or Side Cases?

I am preparing to leave Dallas for a 4,000 mile trip to California and back (southern route - not crossing the Rockies in April). I have a laptop that when inside a soft padded sleeve fits perfectly...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,513
Posted By aladin
Thinking about buying a used Vario Top Case for my 2011 GS

I currently have a soft Touratech tailpack on my 1200 GS that my wife does not trust to lean against on long trips (I don't blame her). I already have the vario side cases which I like and I am...
Forum: Thumpers 05-15-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 107,933
Views: 21,567,189
Posted By aladin
DR 650 Engine Cutting Out When I Cross Streams

I posted this question on Thumperalk also but was hoping to get some additional insights from the assembled expertise on ADVRIDER.

I spent the past week in the Texas Hill Country on a combination...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By aladin
Rawhyde School Feedback

I took the school a few years ago and would highly recommend it to you. I learned a lot while having more fun than an adult is entitled to. The only thing I would do different is that I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,508
Posted By aladin
HyperPro Steering Damper on the way - Any installation advice?

I got my UPS notice today that the HyperPro steering damper is on the way. I have a 2011 GS (not Adventure) and I ordred the RSC Active version (see link below)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,963
Posted By aladin
Jacket Mounting

I use my Gerbings stuff on multiple bikes so I found it easier to simply clip the dual temp control (see link below) to a loop on my Olympia jacket. It is easy to reach for quick adjustments while...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2010, 07:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By aladin
Problem solved...

Thank you Knee Dragger. I tried your bar trick in the garage and worked really well. I will teach it to all my GS buddies having the same trouble. Where do I send the royalty checks? :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,775
Posted By aladin
Any fixes out there for the too short side stand on the R1200GS?

On November 6th I bought a new 2011 R1200GS. I really love the bike and already have almost 6,000 miles on it.

Today, I returned from a one week trip to Big Bend National Park in West Texas...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By aladin
Just found this on Ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/GPS-Sun-Shade-4-3-Garmin-nuvi-Garmin-zumo-660-/320617818005?pt=AU_GPS_Accessories&hash=item4aa64fa795

I ordered it. Will post to let you know how it works when I get it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,450
Posted By aladin
Suspension for 2011

If it helps, I just went into the garage with a flashlight and looked at the shocks for my 2011 GS. The springs are white and there are "WP" markings on them near the very top.

Today I traded...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 933
Posted By aladin
Making the Zumo 650 Easier to See in Sunlight

I just installed a Zumo 650 using a Touratech bar and locking mount above my instruments. I works and looks great other than it is sometimes difficult to view in direct sunlight. Does anyone know...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By aladin
Anyone else having oil checking challenges with the 2011 GS?

Last Saturday, I took delivery of a 2011 GS. I brought it to the dealer on Tuesday for the 600 mile service. Everything checked out fine but I learned that even the techs at the dealership have...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By aladin
Thanks again!

Thanks - I feel better now.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By aladin
Issue Resolved - THANK YOU!

I wired the vest directly to the battery and it appears to be working fine now. I hope that I don't draw too much power with the Gerbing heated liner and gloves. Here are the electrical specs (which...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By aladin
The CANBUS just shut down my under-seat power outlet... How do I turn it back on?

I plugged in a heated vest and the CANBUS shut me down. How do I turn the power outlet back on for use with other stuff.

I will run a direct wire to the battery for the vest.

Thanks for your...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2010, 10:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,200
Posted By aladin
My 2011 R1200GS is on the way... Should I get the BMW bags and tank bag?

Yesterday I ordered a Saphire Black GS with all the good stuff (ESA, heated grips, bag mounts, computer, spoke wheels, etc..). In my order I added BMW crash bars and the expanding BMW bags but no...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,762
Posted By aladin
Rock Chips on Triple Black?

Thanks guys.

I am still thinking about the Triple Black GS but I am wondering how well it would age. On gravel roads or any type of off-road riding, I have to expect rocks and debris to impact...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,762
Posted By aladin
Anyone have an ETA on the availability of the R1200GS - Triple Black Edition?

I saw an earlier post with pictures of the new R1200GS Triple Black Edition and I really liked it. I also found it on the BMW Motorrad USA site but I am still not clear on when it will be available...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-22-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By aladin
Thank you for the feedback guys.

Thank you for the feedback guys.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2010, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By aladin
Any one have any experience with the KTM Dealer in Santa Fe, New Mexico?

My wife and I are thinking about buying a vacation home in Santa Fe. I was planning to leave my 990 Adventure up there in the garage during the summer and fall. I have a really good dealer in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By aladin
Thank You!

Thanks for the feedback everyone. It was very helpful. I will go home and practice.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-04-2009, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By aladin
Handling Advice - My first Knobbies on my 990

This summer a friend and I took our 990s to Colorado and spent a week getting more comfortable off-road with them around Crested Butte. We had a blast. I learned to cross streams and slowly pick...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-08-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By aladin
Advice on first week-long off road ride

I have been riding on the street since 1977 but I am really excited about developing my off-skills. I took the Rawhyde school a few years ago and truly loved it but I have not had much off-road...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,731
Posted By aladin
Can't hear Radar Screamer very well - What am I doing wrong?

I bought three Radar Screamers for my bikes (BMW K1200S, KTM 990 Adventure and Honda CBR600RR) but plan to return them this week unless someone can point me to something that I may be doing wrong in...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-27-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,115
Posted By aladin
Texas gas station owner met his obligation to me

A few summers ago I rolled into a gas station in Clarendon, Texas on fumes. At the time I was riding a BMW 1150 GS (990 Adv now...) and filled up the tank and paid at the pump with a credit card and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-16-2009, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,241
Posted By aladin
Thank you...

Thank you all for your feedback.

You are correct, once I unplug from the computer and the Zumo reboots itself, I am asked if I want to manage data. Unfortunately, if I downloaded several routes...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-15-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,241
Posted By aladin
Zumo 550 Newbie question about downloading routes

Last week I got a Zumo 550. I tried copying down some routes sent to me by a friend (who also has a 550) but nothing appeared on my Zumo in the routes list (the Mapsource software however did tell...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 10-06-2008, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By aladin
Shorter Screen for 990 Adventure

I love my 990 Adventure but I would like a shorter screen for cleaner airflow and less noise. I am willing to give up some rain and/or wind protection for a quieter ride. The stock screen looks...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-22-2007, 06:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,710
Posted By aladin
Decision Made....

Today I finally pulled the trigger. I decided to sell my bike.

I listed on in Flea Market at:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223911

and on Ebay.

Thank you all for your...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-11-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,710
Posted By aladin
Thank You!

Thank you for all the responses. I am still struggling with the decision because I REALLY REALLY love this bike.

I think I will wait until the 990s arrive and see how they fit me before...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-09-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,710
Posted By aladin
Dilemma: My 950 Adventure S is too tall for me

I want to start with the basics. I LOVE my 950 S. For street riding, I have accepted that my 30 inch inseam will never allow me to place both feet down at the same time. On paved surfaces, I have...
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