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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,429
Posted By eric2
yeah, maybe they do it different down under but...

yeah, maybe they do it different down under but that was a foolish pass, especially on poor road surfaces.

Hell, I get pissed off when some bozo passes me in my own lane going the same...
Forum: Face plant Today, 05:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 773
Posted By eric2
Glad you're ok, good thing the cops were nearby. ...

Glad you're ok, good thing the cops were nearby. If the other driver was issued a ticket, then your rates won't go up, or at least thats the way it worked for me after a spill last june.

I would...
Forum: Racing Yesterday, 05:43 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 8,601
Posted By eric2
:lol3 Guess that's why they run the races anyway....

:lol3 Guess that's why they run the races anyway. :
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:33 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,363
Posted By eric2
Why not buy something else if you're worried...

Why not buy something else if you're worried about it breaking down?

All other motorcycles are completely reliable and never have any issues, only BMW's have FD that always blow up and the dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By eric2
There were several issues s/w updates fixed, such...

There were several issues s/w updates fixed, such as the external power shutting off. The biggest benefit to me was am update that cured hard starting, the lights and servos would stay on while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,466
Posted By eric2
I've never seen a bad gremlin myself, other than...

I've never seen a bad gremlin myself, other than the obvious. Could be worse though, who would want to be seen driving a pacer?

http://www.decodesystems.com/gremlin-ps-may-1973-m.gif
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-19-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 728
Views: 64,023
Posted By eric2
05 r12gs,136k miles salvage title, totalled, currently unrideable

Up for grabs is my r1200gs, best bike I've ever owned. It is just over 10 years old and i am the original owner. Had a slight incident witha mini-van this last june chronicled here...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,676
Posted By eric2
Jesus christ, it's a minor leak that can be fixed...

Jesus christ, it's a minor leak that can be fixed in the parking lot of a dealer in 10 minutes for the price of the $20. Is there any oil that actually made it to the wheel yet?

Sell the fucking...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,375
Posted By eric2
Just a half strip? :huh :eek1

Just a half strip? :huh :eek1
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By eric2
I've camped a few times under the pavilion at the...

I've camped a few times under the pavilion at the city park in big spring. Bored LEO has on occasion stopped by to check on me, and I do believe there is a sign stating that overnight camping is not...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,857
Posted By eric2
I've never knowingly bought one, but I'm about to...

I've never knowingly bought one, but I'm about to sell my r1200gs with a salvage title. The law changed sometime since 1998, when I had a k100rs and totaled it, I bought it back and fixed it up and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By eric2
Speaking for myself, when my stick coil went out...

Speaking for myself, when my stick coil went out I had just gone to a high pressure car wash which isn't recommended, but better to find out at home than on the road. Hand washed ever since. :D
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By eric2
Lubbock would be the closest, about 3 hours from...

Lubbock would be the closest, about 3 hours from roswell here are a couple links I found

Family PowerSports
4202 W Loop 289,
Lubbock, TX 79407
(806) 793-2551

Cycle Shack
5218 Marsha Sharp...
Forum: Face plant 09-10-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,397
Posted By eric2
OP did a good job bringing some degree of sanity...

OP did a good job bringing some degree of sanity to the scene. Hope the rider survived the ride to the hospital. Been mentioned that you should have sent another to find 911 signal. Directed a few...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-08-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By eric2
Last time I checked, hotels are expensive, over...

Last time I checked, hotels are expensive, over $100\night in marfa, so i would look around. I eventually got a place in ft davis for less, but places like marathon and ft stockton have oil field...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By eric2
Had the same problem with mine. No rain for years...

Had the same problem with mine. No rain for years 'round here.

http://eric2.smugmug.com/Other/r12gs/i-fSSg8cs/0/M/spring%202011%20092-M.jpg

So i drove it a little farther to see if the problem...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,383
Posted By eric2
The most important thing about that is when it...

The most important thing about that is when it rattles. It shouldn't make much noise when hot although the noise is normal when cold.

If you ride it hard, it could be worn trans input shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,436
Posted By eric2
Mostly overblown, the failure rate is pretty low....

Mostly overblown, the failure rate is pretty low. Late model final drives (05 and up) have failed early, this usually points to faulty setup. Earlier models had bearing QC issues, those bearings...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 192,005
Posted By eric2
There are a few places with 10-15 mph corners,...

There are a few places with 10-15 mph corners, but they are well marked. Pretty rocky country, and rocks showing up on the road are not uncommon, so you want to be prepared for rapid lane changes if...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 08-11-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 19,416
Views: 994,158
Posted By eric2
None of them have trails motorcycles can travel...

None of them have trails motorcycles can travel on, maybe bicycle. There's a dedicated dirt rec area by Marble falls (hidden falls?) There are trials type trails in austin at emma long metro park.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,151
Posted By eric2
I got an EWS error around 100K miles on my 05,...

I got an EWS error around 100K miles on my 05, had a wire on the harness rubbed through by the tank on the right (throttle side).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,855
Posted By eric2
Got 136k on my 05 before a minivan totaled it,...

Got 136k on my 05 before a minivan totaled it, only changed the gear lube at 108k because spilled a bunch while changing the driveshaft. Closest thing to failure was a few weeping outer FD seals on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,511
Posted By eric2
Sell the bike. It's a piece of shit and this will...

Sell the bike. It's a piece of shit and this will be the first in a constant stream of service issues with it. I'll give you $500 for it.
Forum: Racing 07-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 2,034
Views: 143,011
Posted By eric2
Well, you can add my name to the hamilton...

Well, you can add my name to the hamilton grudging respect crowd. What a drive, for the second week in a row. Had he fresher tires he could have been the first F1 driver to win from pit lane. In...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-26-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19,416
Views: 994,158
Posted By eric2
Every Saturday

Every Saturday
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-25-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19,416
Views: 994,158
Posted By eric2
I might ride with some guys who meet in austin at...

I might ride with some guys who meet in austin at the stop N drop at bee caves and 360. They tend to leave around 7 am to avoid the heat and squids though. They usually head to blanco or johnson...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-25-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 19,416
Views: 994,158
Posted By eric2
Its on the way to antietam...

Its on the way to antietam (http://www.nps.gov/anti/planyourvisit/directions.htm), worth a visit to see the waterfall (in the catoctin mountain park that is).
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 25,633
Posted By eric2
The power assist can be fixed these days if its...

The power assist can be fixed these days if its the servo unit, do a little searching. You can also bypass it without causing too many problems, but you lose the abs, and the warning lights need to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,173
Posted By eric2
I think the OP hasn't seen much of the USA. In...

I think the OP hasn't seen much of the USA. In austin, they phased out HD's years ago due to ABS issues\requirements. Not surprising in the least, accidents went down significantly when they switched...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-24-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19,416
Views: 994,158
Posted By eric2
Nice little riding area in the catoctin mt park...

Nice little riding area in the catoctin mt park (http://www.nps.gov/cato/index.htm) about 15 miles south in MD. Neat little waterfall right off the main drag. Just don't go down any strange roads.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 20,544
Posted By eric2
These brand bashing threads are always a hoot to...

These brand bashing threads are always a hoot to read. Experts, who've never owned one seem to know everything about them, many of them speak of the days when bmw made"reliable" bikes.

Sure your...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,835
Posted By eric2
I suspect one of the primary coils has picked...

I suspect one of the primary coils has picked this occasion to fail, it's old enough for it to happen. Did the bike get wet or was it washed around the time diesel was introduced? I think my first...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 116,717
Posted By eric2
I have had 3 claims (one in progress). They have...

I have had 3 claims (one in progress). They have been great to deal with and haven't raised my rates even though the first 2 accidents were my fault. I've been a customer for 25 + years.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,361
Posted By eric2
The 1200 is lighter, makes more hp, gets better...

The 1200 is lighter, makes more hp, gets better gas mileage, and has an extra gear. It also uses mineral oil instead of nasty dot 4 for the hydraulic clutch, meaning no maintenance is required.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By eric2
think i got one, i'll check whilst i'm changing...

think i got one, i'll check whilst i'm changing tires in the cool evening air
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,374
Posted By eric2
nope. them are spares, I'm gonna wash the...

nope. them are spares, I'm gonna wash the originals one of these days, they look ok other than the blood :wink:
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-10-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By eric2
You can work on your bike at my house, but I will...

You can work on your bike at my house, but I will prolly be out of town this w/e. I don't have a truck, so you'll need to get it there somehow, or I can bring some basics to check\adjust the points...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,374
Posted By eric2
moving on up, hope this thing was as much fun as...

moving on up, hope this thing was as much fun as the last one. If i do fix up the old one, this one is going on the market when its done. Has anyone noticed how awesome the smugmug moble app is?
...
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,374
Posted By eric2
Well, I figured I would update this minor saga....

Well, I figured I would update this minor saga. Not a real shock, but the insurance totaled my 05 12gs at a mere 136k miles :eek1 :cry. It runs fine, the abs still works but the forks are definitely...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,135
Posted By eric2
Seems like everybody who has these easily...

Seems like everybody who has these easily diagnosed issues feels that bmw, somehow is responsible for every failure. Honestly, if your car had the same problem, would you consider ditching it if a...
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