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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 99,733
Posted By brianstanfill
We have hundreds of posts to describe what...

We have hundreds of posts to describe what lithium does well and what it doesn't. Likewise for lead. But NONE (thankfully) to codify exactly the needs of an "adventure."

Some people let their...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
BMW Santiago has confirmed the BMS-KP as...

BMW Santiago has confirmed the BMS-KP as inoperable. boneyard says no tengo. I'm ordering a new one from Max BMW.
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,499
Posted By brianstanfill
14mm hex socket??

How about a pawn shop with used tools?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
Jim, it's possible to refit these from one bike...

Jim, it's possible to refit these from one bike to another?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
I hauled the bike to BMW Santiago today. Osvaldo...

I hauled the bike to BMW Santiago today. Osvaldo at the service desk speaks English and is the nicest, hardest working guy I've ever seen at a motorcycle service desk. He was genuinely sympathetic of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
Agreed. I'm making arrangements to haul the bike...

Agreed. I'm making arrangements to haul the bike to BMW tomorrow. Thank you all for your advice and guidance!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
It's difficult for me to see in the schematic at...

It's difficult for me to see in the schematic at its current resolution, but the symbol for the yellow wires seems to indicate twisting.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
How new or old is the schematic? My bike is a...

How new or old is the schematic? My bike is a 2008. These wires are definitely NOT shielded on my bike. I made clean cuts and examined the ends very carefully. The yellow wires are twisted together...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
This is excellent information. Thank you! I will...

This is excellent information. Thank you! I will evaluate in the morning!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
Jim, thanks for the clarification and schematic....

Jim, thanks for the clarification and schematic. The ignition button does not engage the starter. Also, the Info button does not cycle through the info. Nor does the trip button cycle the odometer. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
My post posted before I was ready... to say that...

My post posted before I was ready... to say that the EWS error persists with the new antenna and the wires connected securely. The lamps flash when I turn the key. The instrument panel goes through...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
Thanks, Taunt. I'm hoping! I removed the...

Thanks, Taunt. I'm hoping!

I removed the tank for better access to the wiring harness and inspected the ignition cable set. If I dig any further, I'll be cutting into the wrapped wiring harness.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
I have a volt meter on the dash wired through an...

I have a volt meter on the dash wired through an accessory switch. And the bike has a solar panel and charge controller wired to the battery. The volt meter shows 12.7v and upwards of 13v while the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
Okay. Thanks. I'm off to buy the tools I need to...

Okay. Thanks. I'm off to buy the tools I need to go digging under the tank. Is it possible to test continuity to the ECU on these wires... or voltage... or must I unwrap and visually inspect the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
Which ones, Jim? The wires to the key switch or...

Which ones, Jim? The wires to the key switch or the wires to the antenna?

Also, the battery is fully charged.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,758
Posted By brianstanfill
EWS error after antenna replacement

A few days ago, my 2008 R1200 GS was stolen in Viña del Mar, Chile. The bandits abandoned the bike after an unsuccessful attempt to start it by cutting the ignition wires. The Chilean Carabineros...
Forum: Latin America 01-04-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By brianstanfill
Thank you for clarifying because I was starting...

Thank you for clarifying because I was starting to feel very unwelcome for doing something that affects none of you.

My decision to invite and accept the generosity of others is a very personal...
Forum: Latin America 01-04-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By brianstanfill
Wow. It's unbelievable that I have to share air...

Wow. It's unbelievable that I have to share air with a mouth that breathes such hatred for a fellow rider. The lack of community present on ADVRIDER is growing like a plague.
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By brianstanfill
I take my things off the bike when the bike is...

I take my things off the bike when the bike is stored in questionable areas, but this was a private residence of only a few people with a locked gate.

I put up the PayPal link because people have...
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By brianstanfill
First, a thank you to all who helped spread the...

First, a thank you to all who helped spread the word, offer advice, and wish me well. Thank you also to the dedicated police of Chile. They recovered the bike after it was abandoned in a street in...
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By brianstanfill
Cops say they found the bike. I'm on my way to...

Cops say they found the bike. I'm on my way to see what's left of it.
Forum: Latin America 01-03-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By brianstanfill
Thank you for the kind words. I'll post as I know...

Thank you for the kind words. I'll post as I know more.
Forum: Latin America 01-02-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,467
Posted By brianstanfill
stolen bike

Thank you for the post, gwedo.

My moto and everything in it (computer, equipment, tools, tent, money, passport, etc.) was stolen from the patio of where I am staying in Viña del Mar, Chile last...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By brianstanfill
That's good information! Do you know if they were...

That's good information! Do you know if they were directed to the Government site or if they paid through one of these more prominent rush services?
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 324
Posted By brianstanfill
Rush Argentina's reciprocity fee online for free (almost)

I'm crossing into Argentina from Bolivia in the next day or two, and I put off paying my reciprocity fee until today. You trip planners probably don't know anything about procrastination!

A quick...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 76,737
Posted By brianstanfill
Wink For the cost of a beer

With the help of this thread and five Peruvian Soles, my fuel gauge works!

I disassembled a small cigarette piezo lighter and found it to fit quite nicely into a 2-pole SAE connector. I added some...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 76,737
Posted By brianstanfill
Failure with a view.

I call this... fuel strip failure, with a view!

After 51,000 miles, the fuel level sensor in my 2008 R1200 GS has failed. I'm going to give the DIY igniter device a try... especially since fuel...
Forum: Latin America 08-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By brianstanfill
Today was a day of ups and downs. The road... and...

Today was a day of ups and downs. The road... and then the bike. Gianmarco managed to connect with a moto-magician with a shop in Bucaramanga. They've disassembled the final drive and found a busted...
Forum: Latin America 08-22-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By brianstanfill
Two up on a Ural in Bucaramanga, Colombia need help

My friends Gianmarco and Katie are riding their 2010 Ural with sidecar from California to Buenos Aires. Today, on our way from Bucaramanga, Colombia to San Gil, the final drive on the Ural made a...
Forum: Latin America 04-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By brianstanfill
I had an excellent time today driving the city...

I had an excellent time today driving the city and looking for a tire. I visited two of the places pax maac recommended before finding the tire I needed.

First, Moto Carrasco on Dr Balmis deals in...
Forum: Latin America 04-12-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By brianstanfill
Thank you! Hainzer Supply looks promising. I'll...

Thank you! Hainzer Supply looks promising. I'll email/call/visit their store to see.
Forum: Latin America 04-12-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By brianstanfill
Moto House quoted $285 for an in-stock Metzeler...

Moto House quoted $285 for an in-stock Metzeler Karoo. Ordering any other tire is 10 days out at least, they say. What's the verdict? Is this the deal or should I look at other shops in the city? Any...
Forum: Latin America 04-10-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By brianstanfill
Fantastic!

Fantastic!
Forum: Latin America 04-10-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By brianstanfill
Hoping everyone leaves Mexico City... any chance...

Hoping everyone leaves Mexico City... any chance of that? Eta two days.
Forum: Latin America 04-06-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By brianstanfill
That's about the price I'm seeing poking around...

That's about the price I'm seeing poking around the dealers' websites. I can have friends box and ship the tire to me (and some other things I need) via UPS for about $100. So $150 for the tire and...
Forum: Latin America 04-06-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By brianstanfill
Cheapest way to get a new TKC80 rear tire to me in Mexico?

I'm going to need a new rear tire on my GS soon. I think a new tire can wait until Mexico City if that's a good place to find a tire.

Does anyone know what I'll play for a TKC80 150/70BQ-17...
Forum: Latin America 04-06-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 746
Posted By brianstanfill
I'm three weeks ahead of you. The beach is nice!...

I'm three weeks ahead of you. The beach is nice! West coast or east?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/07/guha8a8y.jpg
Forum: Latin America 03-29-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By brianstanfill
I just rode from Creel to Alamos via Chinipias....

I just rode from Creel to Alamos via Chinipias. That road is newly paved for 50 miles from Creel and then it goes to dirt. Descent into Chinipias is fairly good. Armed cartel men in Chinipias are...
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By brianstanfill
Still plenty of other unpaved roads around these...

Still plenty of other unpaved roads around these parts to risk your life on :D
Forum: Latin America 03-25-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,902
Posted By brianstanfill
Thumb MEXICO: An update on the (good) road into Copper Canyon and Batopilas

I rode into Batopilas from the north this week and found the road mostly paved (to my delight). Here's an update on the roadworks and road condition.

I keep hearing things about the road...
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