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Forum: Alaska 05-10-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,189
Posted By SZGS
Cassiar burned last summer

Major fires burned a large patch of it last August. FYI. You may want to look into it before you get there.

On my trip to AK from LA last summer, Jasper and Banff were two of the biggest...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By SZGS
no Speedo or ABS

easy fix or trip to the dealer?

speedometer is out and the ABS brake warning keeps flashing. must be a loose cable or something... right?

thanks
Forum: Alaska 07-05-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,804
Posted By SZGS
Forgot to mention that i concur on the lumbar...

Forgot to mention that i concur on the lumbar support comment. Having the sleeping bag right behind me as lumbar support ( and a bill mayer seat) has allowed me to log some long days. 715 or so. (...
Forum: Alaska 07-05-2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,804
Posted By SZGS
Well i'm in fairbanks. Took me 6 days from LA. I...

Well i'm in fairbanks. Took me 6 days from LA. I decided to bring the gear and am glad i did. Found some great spots that have internet, a cafe, and shower for about 20 bucks. But they still have a ...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By SZGS
Go like hell it is then! Its the lightning that...

Go like hell it is then!
Its the lightning that i worry about.
My plan is to pull out my camping tarp and roll myself up like a burrito. Then lay down. Hows that for a plan!
Or the bathroom...
Forum: Alaska 07-01-2010, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By SZGS
Severe weather tactics?

Ran into lightning, nickel sized hail and high winds. Found a motel six. But what do you do if youre out in between towns?

Hopefully wont happen. Heading into canada today on my way to fairbanks....
Forum: Alaska 06-29-2010, 08:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,804
Posted By SZGS
thanks all. hitting the road without my computer...

thanks all. hitting the road without my computer so I'll say thanks for the offer friar mike. if i need to take you up on that i'll look for you at The Abbey.

only 120lb passenger? you're a...
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2010, 10:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,804
Posted By SZGS
yeah, that's about all I have, a sleeping bag,...

yeah, that's about all I have, a sleeping bag, sleeping mat, tent, plastic tarp and a pot/cup combo with a burner and fuel can that fits inside. and bear spray.

I'm obsessed with shedding weight...
Forum: Alaska 06-28-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,804
Posted By SZGS
To Camp or Not to Camp - AK

My bike is getting bigger and bigger as I pack for Alaska, and much of it has to do with camping.

Other than cost, what is the drawback to traveling with no camping gear?
Is there a chance of...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By SZGS
Tires

Is it necessary to pre-order tires? Or do they/you have some in stock? - for a 1200 GS? - an '06

Leaving tuesday on new Anakees from LA. Heading to Fairbanks etc. Not sure if i'll need a change.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By SZGS
It's a 1200GS - '06. Throttle cable is tight now...

It's a 1200GS - '06. Throttle cable is tight now because of the bar risers. Just need another inch of slack.

Not sure how to take off the gas tank. But I'd be willing to try it if there is more...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By SZGS
Bar Risers And Throttle Cable

Touratech said no cable modifications necessary for use of their bar risers - but they lied.

When I turn to the left the bike accelerates because there is not enough slack in the cable. Anybody...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By SZGS
Bueller?

thanks JR, may try it again. heading to Alaska on monday and need those suckers on there.

If anybody has a suggestion I'll take it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By SZGS
Got er done

Did the job today. I'm not sure NASA is going to be impressed but loved the link. And thanks to all for all your replies.

And for the record, I decided to pass on the soldering and went just with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By SZGS
H&P crash bar installation pickle

When i removed the rear engine mount bolt, the engine dropped 1/8 an inch or so making it impossible to thread the H&P hardware. (got the torx/original back in for now)

So how do I keep the engine...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2010, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By SZGS
thanks bobby and gelandestrasse. sounds simple...

thanks bobby and gelandestrasse.
sounds simple enough. just making sure i don't fry anything.

sorry about them flyers bobby. they'll be back.

happy trails.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2010, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By SZGS
Wiring My Garmin

I'm new to wrenching and need some basic wiring advice.

I'm planning on wiring a Garmin Zuma 550 directly to the battery. What is the best way to do this? Red to red / black to black and done? No...
Forum: Alaska 06-15-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By SZGS
Tires?

By the way, are knobbies necessary to get to the arctic circle?
I've got new michelins on my GS and am thinking I can do a round trip without a tire change, but don't want to get stuck or dump it...
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By SZGS
thanks

thanks for all the quick responses.
i will definitely get a torque wrench.

was going to upload a pic of my hot neighbor but the upload failed.
too bad, i'm sure she would love to meet you!
Forum: The Garage 06-02-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By SZGS
Bluhduh too much oil during oil change

let me begin by saying that i'm new to wrenching... just bought tools this weekend.

probably no surprise that i accidently poured too much oil in my GS while talking to a neighbor. so i unscrewed...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,899
Posted By SZGS
LAGSA - keep it simple!

rent a harley and head up the world famous PCH - you can't get more Cali than that! The scenery is amazing and you can get a taste of the ocean and santa monica mountains all in one afternoon.
...
Forum: Alaska 12-03-2009, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By SZGS
yeah i would think 400 a day is doable. if it's...

yeah i would think 400 a day is doable. if it's light i can do a 10 hour day - not that i would plan that as a daily average.

and with the smaller GS fuel range than the GT had, who knows. the...
Forum: Alaska 12-03-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By SZGS
Talking Noobs 2 Alaska Rally

THE DESTINATION: ARCTIC CIRCLE - but landing in Dawson June 24/25 for the Dust to Dawson "happening." Would be cool to meet folks from ADV and gives us an excuse to do it. Arctic Circle after that. ...
Forum: Alaska 12-03-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,464
Posted By SZGS
great video mundo! great editing! kept it...

great video mundo! great editing! kept it interesting.
and thanks because you've inspired me to get off my ass and go.

you do look a little crazy in it though.
Forum: Alaska 12-01-2009, 10:44 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,511
Posted By SZGS
BTW, i'm using google maps to estimate the trip...

BTW, i'm using google maps to estimate the trip to Dawson, so if anybody who has done the trip knows better, correct my math sooner rather than later...
Forum: Alaska 12-01-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 20,511
Posted By SZGS
Glad I found this thread! I'm another one...

Glad I found this thread! I'm another one researching a trip to Alaska for June. (But could do May or even July.) Haven't decided yet and haven't exactly gone "all in" on the trip yet.

But I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-30-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By SZGS
Yeah it was an interesting ride out of...

Yeah it was an interesting ride out of ridgecrest. some rain, crazy wind saw some snow flakes at a gas station, but after about an hour i was in the clear, just the wind. once i got to the 14 it was...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By SZGS
i looked at the march madness thread. the final...

i looked at the march madness thread. the final posting says they're all out of space - check for bailouts. i'll keep my eye open for something else like that.

I'm going to look for a used, but...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-28-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By SZGS
Talking So thanks again to everyone who replied. I just...

So thanks again to everyone who replied. I just wanted to let you all know that I made it without breaking anything.

If anybody who is planning to head to death valley for the first time has been...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By SZGS
great advice from experienced riders is what...

great advice from experienced riders is what makes this site rock! thanks for all your replies. it's exactly what I was looking for. I'm looking to have a great holiday, so if restraint is the way to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By SZGS
thanks everyone, your concern is much...

thanks everyone, your concern is much appreciated!
I have a tool kit from Cruz tools that specifically mentioned BMW GS, but i haven't changed a tire with it yet. might try it in the garage this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-18-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,793
Posted By SZGS
Laugh First ride In Death Valley Reco's

I just picked up a GS and have zero off road riding experience, which is why my thanksgiving will be spent in Death Valley riding off road!

Can anybody recommend a trail that won't kick my ass too...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2009, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,110
Posted By SZGS
Laugh anybody ever use Cruz tools? they have a kit...

anybody ever use Cruz tools?
they have a kit out now for BMW GS models, and other BMWs.
I just ordered it and was wondering if there was something I might need to supplement it.

I'm new to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By SZGS
I'll keep an eye on the rear brake. the previous...

I'll keep an eye on the rear brake. the previous rider may have been jamming down on it all the time.

I'll also pick up the DVD - that's exactly what I need. I'm definitely a mechanical moron and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By SZGS
I'm back. I rode to the dealer and the reservoir...

I'm back. I rode to the dealer and the reservoir was indeed FULL! No room for a bubble.

The tech then found a little bit of build up on the engine and after further inspection needed to replace...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By SZGS
No I won't be wrenching, rick. But I am enrolled...

No I won't be wrenching, rick. But I am enrolled in a repair class and hope to be soon. It's dry. there's no doubt about it.

I was afraid of the answer but thanks for your replies. This is my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,235
Posted By SZGS
dry clutch reservior - newbie question

the dealer said i would need a special tool to get the cap off to refill. in the mean time, is it cool to drive the bike? or am I risking damage if the reservoir is dry?

clutch feels fine right...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-20-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By SZGS
Empty clutch reservoir - bigger issue?

I will be taking it to the dealer asap, but need to commute on it this week. the clutch feels fine so far.

Is it OK to drive or will I be doing damage somehow?

I'm new to the GS - picked up an...
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