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Forum: Beasts 03-04-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,357
Posted By prpbmw
Candy Ass?

Candy Ass?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,520
Posted By prpbmw
I have a GS. Not an Adventurer. I could...

I have a GS. Not an Adventurer.

I could flat foot before the RDL, not after.

The comfort trumps the flat footing, every time.

This is my 6th RDL - and it will not be my last.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,681
Posted By prpbmw
I have ridden over 1/2 million miles, 330000+ on...

I have ridden over 1/2 million miles, 330000+ on BMW and 125000+ on HD. Current stable includes the R1200GS and a Fat Bob.

They are different as night and day. If I could only have one, it would...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,929
Posted By prpbmw
I start adding Stabil late in the year when I...

I start adding Stabil late in the year when I never know how long it might be til my next fill up

I keep a 5 gal can around for the quad (plow) and a smaller can with premix to fill weedwacker and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,270
Posted By prpbmw
After installing Wilbers on my 2004, I had to use...

After installing Wilbers on my 2004, I had to use a puck because the shocks jacked the bike up, resulting in a radical lean angle

Works good
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2011, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 858
Posted By prpbmw
I've had Aeroflow on all my GS models (1100, 1150...

I've had Aeroflow on all my GS models (1100, 1150 (twice) and 1200

Very satisfied
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,826
Posted By prpbmw
If you are not willing to spend more $$, why not...

If you are not willing to spend more $$, why not just keep what you have.

Assuming there are no issues with the bike, keep running it.

Alternately, buying a used bike you may be buying...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,617
Posted By prpbmw
Good luck with the insurance situation. Glad you...

Good luck with the insurance situation. Glad you weren't hurt too bad. Could've been a lot worse
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Thanks for the positive feedback Until...

Thanks for the positive feedback

Until you've done one of these trip reports, you do not realize how much work it is!

Kudos to all the posters in this forum
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
The Final Day

Woke up early and the radar was not promising. Decided to get an early start and was burning gas by 5:30. My game plan was to get through Columbus before rush hour. Well the rain was hardest...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 21

Jumped on the Interstate, hoping to get through St. Louis before rush hour
St. Louis was not bad, at least compared to Pittsburgh PA.

I was through St.Louis with no issues

I have been stopping...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 20

Woke up and saw an ugly band of thundershowers along I70. So I rolled east on US 24

About 50 or so miles out, it looked like I was going to hit the northern edge of the storm, so I cut North...
Forum: Ride reports 07-05-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 19

Jumped on I70 East to Route 131 in Wolcott a nice gravel road runs from State Bridge to Kremmling.

Some nice views
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-04-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 18

Took 40 East out of Vernal towards Colorado, on Stegsauraus Freeway
Crossed into Colorado which is the 22nd state of the trip.
...
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2011, 08:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 17

Took 26 East out of Idaho Falls through the Targhee National Forest

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operaton%20500K%20Part%203/otr731.jpg

Rode beside Palasades Reservoir - Saw...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 16

Another unbelievably good day (three in a row)

Left Burns OR at 6 AM headed east on route 20

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operaton%20500K%20Part%203/ftr721.jpg

Notice the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 15

Packing up to leave, I noticed this sign on the hotel wall

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operation%20500K%20Part%202/wARNING.jpg

Left Yuba City on Route 99 North - Through a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 14

Rolled up route 395 from Bishop to Lee Mining California.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operation%20500K%20Part%202/Fromtheroad1.jpg

Through the Inyo National Forest
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 12 and 13

Day 12

Short jump up I5 then over to the coast for a little scenery.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operation%20500K%20Part%202/Onthecoast3.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,897
Posted By prpbmw
A very worthy goal, but I have to have my tank...

A very worthy goal, but I have to have my tank tag.

Quick access to the camera, and even with GPS, I still require a paper map.

The 2011 R1200 GS is my fourth GS.

Two had Jesse bags, one had...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 11

The San Diego Zoo

One of my goals was to visit the SD Zoo – I remember watching Johnny Carson, and he’d have Joan Embry on the Tonight Show
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 10:34 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,527
Posted By prpbmw
I am in San Diego, rode my 2011 R1200GS 3500...

I am in San Diego, rode my 2011 R1200GS 3500 miles to get here.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operation%20500K/MeatHoover.jpg


Topped off the oil at 1200 miles when I left...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 10

Rolled out of Vegas on 4 hours sleep determined to get to Barstown (across the desert) before i t got hot.

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operation%20500K/OntheroadtoBarstow2.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 9

Thanks to those tuning in

Past the halfway mark on day 10 - details to follow
Forum: Ride reports 06-26-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 9

Short mileage today – wanted to visit my sister-in-law in Vegas.

Short jump on I40 then up Route 93 to Vegas.

Crossed the Nevada Line by Hoover Dam
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 8

Day 8
Work up early, and this is the time to ride. Had coffee and McDonalds and jumped on I40, hoping to make Flagstaff

Stopped at the Continental Divide
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 7 Left Amarillo later than usual – faced...

Day 7
Left Amarillo later than usual – faced high wind and high wind which was a bitch

Entered New Mexico

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operation%20500K/EnteringNewMexico.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 5 and 6

Messed around- Oklahoma all day – visited Muskogee for lunch at Cowboy BBQ –

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Operation%20500K/CowboyBBQ.jpg

Food was good
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-23-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Thought for a second you were talkin bout me! ...

Thought for a second you were talkin bout me!

I just get the frozen strawberry lemonde - helps beat the heat
Forum: Ride reports 06-21-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Day 4

Day 4
After a short sprint on I40 West, headed for some fun roads. Headed North on Route 31 from Lanoke OK, stopping at Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, located approximately four miles southeast...
Forum: Ride reports 06-20-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,764
Posted By prpbmw
Operation 500K

In April 1979, my brother decided to buy a Honda 400 Hawk. Now I always had the desire for a bike, but my folks were dead set against them. I told my brother he was crazy, and he would end up...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,604
Posted By prpbmw
Have you considered taking the bike to a...

Have you considered taking the bike to a different dealer?
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By prpbmw
Battery tender glowing green - full charge -...

Battery tender glowing green - full charge - newly purchased multimeter now shows 13 volts.

Guess all is well.

My new Russell seat showed up today - I am good to go! :rayof
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By prpbmw
Battery tender glowing green - full charge -...

Battery tender glowing green - full charge - multimeter now shows 13 volts.

Guess all is well.

My new Russell seat showed up today - I am good to go! :rayof
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By prpbmw
Battery was stone cold dead - had on a 4 amp...

Battery was stone cold dead - had on a 4 amp charger overnight - now starts. :freaky

Not sure yet if battery is OK or not have ot on a tender now to see if it comes all the way up.

Gotta get a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 04:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By prpbmw
Had battery on charger (4 volt) all night....bike...

Had battery on charger (4 volt) all night....bike now starts - replaced 4 volt charger with tender - now we'll see if the battery come up to full charge or not.


Supposed to leave for California...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By prpbmw
Both the + and - are disconnected because I had a...

Both the + and - are disconnected because I had a 4Volt auto charger hooked up to see if I could get life out of the battery
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By prpbmw
That is what I thought.

That is what I thought.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By prpbmw
I think the battery is bad - have the 4 volt...

I think the battery is bad - have the 4 volt charger on it now - that is why all is disconnected.

The battery tender junior blinked red - that means the battery is too discharged for the tender.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,522
Posted By prpbmw
I do not see that fuse box - my 2004 looks like...

I do not see that fuse box - my 2004 looks like that, not my 2011

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p216/prpbmw/Bikes/batteryshrunk.jpg
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