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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By Dan-M
Two so far this thread.:ddog

Two so far this thread.:ddog
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 484
Posted By Dan-M
I have the PL rest and it is very nice but it...

I have the PL rest and it is very nice but it won't fit the GSA without the standard GS rear rack.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,762
Posted By Dan-M
I've been setting the stock seat like this for...

I've been setting the stock seat like this for years on my 2011. Makes all the difference.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,188
Posted By Dan-M
I own an auto service center so I do all of my...

I own an auto service center so I do all of my own work. If I do need the dealer for a recall or something under warranty, I try to approach it like a customer coming into my shop. If the dealer is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By Dan-M
The warranty company is in business to make money...

The warranty company is in business to make money just like any insurance company.

They know the average break down rate of vehicles they write policies on and set the price accordingly.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,930
Posted By Dan-M
It sounds like your gf needs some instruction. If...

It sounds like your gf needs some instruction. If she is shifting about while stopped or going very slow, you will get a workout. Just tell her to be still when stopped or stopping or as Jim said,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,131
Posted By Dan-M
No.

No.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 119,724
Posted By Dan-M
Just ordered a set for my 2011. Can't wait. ...

Just ordered a set for my 2011. Can't wait.
Chaparral had the best price $312.76 w/free shipping.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Dan-M
Sanding and a filling primer will have the...

Sanding and a filling primer will have the surface as smooth as glass.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 700
Posted By Dan-M
I moved from a 2004 RT to a 2011 GS. The...

I moved from a 2004 RT to a 2011 GS.
The excellent wind protection on the RT make it hot in the summer traffic.
My wife liked the trunk's backrest on the RT but feels just as secure with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,126
Posted By Dan-M
I don't cover it. Sometimes I use a 14mm cable...

I don't cover it.
Sometimes I use a 14mm cable lock if I don't like where it's parked. I think it makes a more effective deterrent than a cover.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-29-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,991
Posted By Dan-M
I'm also looking forward to riding in that area....

I'm also looking forward to riding in that area. Currently in Illinois but just got a new place in the northwest corner of Rio Rancho. I'll be moving there permanently when I retire in about a year....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-26-2015, 08:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,525
Posted By Dan-M
You can't drive (or ride) anywhere in the US...

You can't drive (or ride) anywhere in the US without regularly seeing people looking down at their device.

There was just a segment on WGN news last night focusing on teen distracted driving. The...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-23-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,215
Posted By Dan-M
Fixed.:lol3

Fixed.:lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-22-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,215
Posted By Dan-M
Interesting thread. My dirt bike is a Husky...

Interesting thread. My dirt bike is a Husky TE250. It is perfect for single track woods riding.

I'm from IL but moving to NM and have been wondering if I'll want something more powerful for desert...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,859
Posted By Dan-M
poser

poser
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,195
Posted By Dan-M
Yes, well made piece. Nothing could be easier on...

Yes, well made piece. Nothing could be easier on and off.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By Dan-M
This. The count of ribs between the slots must...

This. The count of ribs between the slots must match the number of ribs on the cast trigger wheel. If the sum of ribs match, the only other thing that matters is the distance from the face of the...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 52,052
Posted By Dan-M
You meant torquey.

You meant torquey.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,829
Posted By Dan-M
This. I usually run my bikes into December and...

This.
I usually run my bikes into December and get them back out in March or April at the latest. I've never, ever had fuel go bad in that time frame.
If you have something with a carburetor and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,328
Posted By Dan-M
I'm with this guy. Insurance companies make a lot...

I'm with this guy. Insurance companies make a lot of money off of this product. I always play the odds.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By Dan-M
Here's a service schedule for the cam head. ...

Here's a service schedule for the cam head.
https://www.ascycles.com/pdf/ServiceSchedules/R1200GS-DOHC_6K_withAnnual_Service.pdf
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By Dan-M
I had an old one. Stout jacket with lots of nice...

I had an old one. Stout jacket with lots of nice features. The issue I had was the collar was too tall and very stiff. Even after several washings and 10,000 miles, it was really uncomfortable. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-26-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,447
Posted By Dan-M
I checked out a couple of your videos MM. Cool. ...

I checked out a couple of your videos MM. Cool.
I'm moving to RR, NM from Chicago and am looking forward to this kind of desert riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,205
Posted By Dan-M
The click,click,click noise is because the...

The click,click,click noise is because the battery does not have enough power to keep the solenoid engaged. Have that starter and battery tested (or charged). Lighter oil will help but a good battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 10,365
Posted By Dan-M
So are the nitrogen guys are pulling a vacuum in...

So are the nitrogen guys are pulling a vacuum in the tires to evacuate all of the deadly oxygen before filling with nitrogen? :evil

I know some nitro machines do this but many don't.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,804
Posted By Dan-M
Just bought two from Max. The BMW parts are made...

Just bought two from Max. The BMW parts are made by Schrader in the UK so not Chinese.

Like many OE parts from BMW the $135/ea price is higher than expected but what pisses me off is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By Dan-M
Don't see any reason why it wouldn't fit. I...

Don't see any reason why it wouldn't fit.
I just bought one for my R1200GS. Nice smaller bag. Wolfman makes quality stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 737
Posted By Dan-M
I use this one from Pirates Lair when the wife...

I use this one from Pirates Lair when the wife rides with me.
Nice quality and on or off in seconds.
http://pirateslair.net/R1200GS.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,207
Posted By Dan-M
Be careful with the slide hammer. The stakes are...

Be careful with the slide hammer. The stakes are high if you crack head. Try small vice grips clamped to the socket and pull & wiggle by hand while tapping side to side with a small hammer.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,301
Posted By Dan-M
You'll like it. One advantage over the manometer...

You'll like it. One advantage over the manometer or mercury sticks is portability. If you want to check balance above idle under load you can prop it up by your speedo and go for a ride.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,494
Posted By Dan-M
Thanks for the info. I really like Cedar Crest...

Thanks for the info. I really like Cedar Crest and Tijeras. The water issue is part of what worries me about that area. Also, after this past winter in Chicago the idea of less snow is steering me...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,346
Posted By Dan-M
Heartless? I don't know. The original owner...

Heartless? I don't know.

The original owner has been paid off by the insurance company. As far as we know he was notified about the bike recovery afterward and could have bought the bike back but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-13-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,494
Posted By Dan-M
Timely thread. I'm doing the same thing. After...

Timely thread. I'm doing the same thing.
After a lot of mulling the wife & I have pretty much settled on NM. I was just there a week ago looking at homes in Rio Rancho, Cedar Crest, Tijeras and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,122
Posted By Dan-M
Congrats Steve, looks nice. Three months will...

Congrats Steve, looks nice. Three months will seem like a long time especially on a warm day in April.

Don't worry about possible design issues. If we all started doing that BMW would go out of...
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By Dan-M
I've plugged several motorcycle tires and...

I've plugged several motorcycle tires and hundreds of car tires without issue. If the hole is not too big a plug is best and will last the life of the tire.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,078
Posted By Dan-M
A small vacuum leak can be masked by the richer...

A small vacuum leak can be masked by the richer mixture of a cold engine. Once hot it can become lean enough with the leak to cause a misfire. Off idle it will not be a big enough leak to make a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 914
Posted By Dan-M
What about a 2011? Will Alexol's '06 wheels fit...

What about a 2011? Will Alexol's '06 wheels fit my '11?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-27-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,859
Posted By Dan-M
Wolfman Expedition dry duffle. The medium holds...

Wolfman Expedition dry duffle. The medium holds plenty and you can cinch it down if you are carrying less. The material is grippy so it doesn't slide around. Completely waterproof.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Dan-M
I agree with the above. If there are no other...

I agree with the above. If there are no other symptoms and it doesn't change, I would ignore it.
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