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Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By CheckerdD
If off road is what you want the TKC is great. ...

If off road is what you want the TKC is great. The problem is they wear out at around 3-4k miles. Not so good if your going to Alaska and want to do the Dalton. Now if you want a tire that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-02-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By CheckerdD
Horizons Unlimited CO July 17-19 2015

I invite anyone who wants a Colorado experience while on the way to the BMWMOA National this year to come to the Colorado HU event in Grant Co the weekend before. HU events usually combine some off...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By CheckerdD
Why not just mount a decent set of dual sport...

Why not just mount a decent set of dual sport tires. Check out the Hiedenau K60. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By CheckerdD
I have a 2005 1200 GS 110k miles and a 2010 F800...

I have a 2005 1200 GS 110k miles and a 2010 F800 GS 66k miles. Frankly I prefer the 800 for touring. It's been really reliable. That being said. The twin cam 1200 was a significant improvement. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-28-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 419
Posted By CheckerdD
I like the BMW ADV bags. Just a thought after...

I like the BMW ADV bags. Just a thought after seeing the pics. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By CheckerdD
I highly recommend the ADV rider tool roll or...

I highly recommend the ADV rider tool roll or kit. Mine has been around the world 1 and a half times without my being a tool short. (Alaska to Argentina and South Korea to Spain).
Let me tell you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By CheckerdD
This has been discussed a lot. Look at the FAQ...

This has been discussed a lot. Look at the FAQ top of the forum page. Airing down does improve traction in sand. If you do air down don't go below 20 -24 or expect a bent rim. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By CheckerdD
36 psi in K60 last me close to 20,000 miles. ...

36 psi in K60 last me close to 20,000 miles. I'snt about 30k kicks. Usually they have tread left at that point but I replace them because they go out of round. I agree the wear your experiencing...
Forum: Airheads 06-17-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 45,930
Posted By CheckerdD
Most but not all of his evidence is bullshit. ...

Most but not all of his evidence is bullshit. Here are some examples. In 2006 or so the treasurer was paying bills. She banks at the same bank as the club. She picked up the wrong check book and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-17-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,684
Posted By CheckerdD
Since this thread popped up again after 3 years I...

Since this thread popped up again after 3 years I will update. I am up to 66k miles. The 2010 F 800 GS has been from Alaska to the southern tip of South America, and from South Korea to Spain and...
Forum: Airheads 06-15-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 45,930
Posted By CheckerdD
Interesting thread. I am also interested that no...

Interesting thread. I am also interested that no one seems to get the irony that Joe's rant about club accounting deficiencies comes after he was "chair" for two years, and positioned to, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By CheckerdD
This has been discussed quite a few times. Why...

This has been discussed quite a few times. Why not check out the FAQ top of the page. The problem with asking the same question a lot is people who know what they are doing stop answering. I tend...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By CheckerdD
I like my 05 which has 100,000+ miles. I think...

I like my 05 which has 100,000+ miles. I think something that old is worth one heck of a lot less that the figures your throwing out. Take a look at the motorcycle blue book at www.mcnews.com...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,353
Posted By CheckerdD
I am thinking that is the spot where the parking...

I am thinking that is the spot where the parking light glows, but the motor won't run. I don't own an 1150. If you want to download a manual see www.carlsalter.com/bmw-service-manuals.asp Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By CheckerdD
Why don't you just send them to www.ohlinsusa.com...

Why don't you just send them to www.ohlinsusa.com Mine go there every couple of years. There is a form to fill out on the site where you tell em your weight, riding style, etc. They do seem to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 942
Posted By CheckerdD
If you have a 17 inch rear and a 19 front carry...

If you have a 17 inch rear and a 19 front carry an 18 inch tube.

But, if your desperate enough anything that will hold air can work. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,590
Posted By CheckerdD
In a word or two Heidenau K60. Do a search. ...

In a word or two Heidenau K60. Do a search. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By CheckerdD
I have been on BMW since the mid 80's. They do...

I have been on BMW since the mid 80's. They do go lot's of miles if maintained. So I am not put off to much by the mileage on the two bikes. And I do agree that two cylinders are a lot better than...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By CheckerdD
The bike will do this also when the brake fluid...

The bike will do this also when the brake fluid is low. There are four locations where the fluid could be low on a 2005. Handlebar, 2 under the gas tank IE in the servo mechanism box (see the twist...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,391
Posted By CheckerdD
My fuel economy and fill amounts do vary. But I...

My fuel economy and fill amounts do vary. But I don't think twice about it as long as it seems to average in the mid 40's. The biggest variances were riding across Russia last summer with some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By CheckerdD
If it does not grind, how do you know your in...

If it does not grind, how do you know your in gear.?
Note still April 1. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,590
Posted By CheckerdD
Let me give you some history that may help you...

Let me give you some history that may help you interpret the posts you have seen on this thread. When BMW introduced the 1200 they assumed the oil in the final drive would last a lifetime. To...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,387
Posted By CheckerdD
Your doomed. I will give you $1500 for the bike...

Your doomed. I will give you $1500 for the bike no questions asked. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,625
Posted By CheckerdD
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh my Ohlins.

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh my Ohlins.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By CheckerdD
I would disconnect the battery count to 10 and...

I would disconnect the battery count to 10 and reconnect it. That causes Canbus to reset. If that would not work I would switch the battery with the one I have on my 800 just to isolate whether...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 45,930
Posted By CheckerdD
What a bore this is turning out to be. Dave

What a bore this is turning out to be. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By CheckerdD
Pardon me if i am bored to death. Heidenau K 60...

Pardon me if i am bored to death. Heidenau K 60 if you want to adventure off road, or TKC if shot trips off road. The rest are a bore. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,882
Posted By CheckerdD
Au: I own a 800 and have limited experience on...

Au: I own a 800 and have limited experience on the 700. No doubt the 800 is a better bike to ride. I suspect the difference is important only if off pavement is in your plans. Your going to need...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,466
Posted By CheckerdD
I bought a 2010 and rode it to Alaska then to...

I bought a 2010 and rode it to Alaska then to South America on the stock suspension. It was fine. When I got back to Reno NV I upgraded to Ohlins. That where better. Then I rode my F800 from...
Forum: Latin America 12-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 725
Posted By CheckerdD
I went from Alaska to Argentina in 2012. PM me...

I went from Alaska to Argentina in 2012. PM me if you have any questions. You can do it on a Harley. PM me if you have any specific questions.
Forum: Asia 12-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 601
Posted By CheckerdD
I don't want to sound impertinent, but you have...

I don't want to sound impertinent, but you have seriously underestimated the bureaucratic BS surviving in a formally totalitarian state. Do you seriously believe that you a foreigner can actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,751
Posted By CheckerdD
My opinion is to keep doing it. The designers of...

My opinion is to keep doing it. The designers of the bike considered this was a reasonable foreseeable use which they have to account for or face liability if someone sues. Also, think of how...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,650
Posted By CheckerdD
After 4 pages are you ready to comfrm that you...

After 4 pages are you ready to comfrm that you problem with tires might reflect a problem with your self? Dave.
Forum: Asia 11-19-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By CheckerdD
Web page for Yuri (and Svetlana) Is...

Web page for Yuri (and Svetlana) Is www.links-ltd.com phone +7(423)222-0887 South Korean freight expediter wendychoi2@gmail.com Strongly recommend both for their markets. Dave
Forum: Asia 11-18-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By CheckerdD
Russian insurance from Yuri, $90 US for 60 days...

Russian insurance from Yuri, $90 US for 60 days if memory serves. Liability only. No one writes comp and collision for Russia. That makes having secure parking really important. Check that box...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,796
Posted By CheckerdD
Response to Murph76: Long term BMW owners know...

Response to Murph76: Long term BMW owners know that if you buy one of their bikes, you pay more than you want, then you need to go out and immediately buy a aftermarket seat, then when the stock...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 45,930
Posted By CheckerdD
Diston: I am really pessimistic about getting...

Diston: I am really pessimistic about getting him out. I mean the people who say he has a Napoleon complex are right. The only way with normal procedure is the election scheduled for May with AM's...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 45,930
Posted By CheckerdD
My membership number is 354 and I am a director...

My membership number is 354 and I am a director of the club. Mostly the two directors with experience in running a business, Al and me have been excluded from running the club. The last board...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,796
Posted By CheckerdD
I rode a Tiger and was surprised how much I did...

I rode a Tiger and was surprised how much I did not like it. It was geared too high, and was too top heavy and power did not really come on till about 3500 RPM. I am in Madrid Spain today just...
Forum: Asia 09-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,227
Posted By CheckerdD
Rode Russia 2014

I flew the bike, an F800 GS, to Korea and had a good time riding there for three weeks. I and 5 friends got the ferry from Donghae to Vladivostok and rode across the country. I expect to cross into...
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