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Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,521
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Not looking back

Loved my '08 hex head. Rode a cam head for a few days. Cam head was noticeably spunkier than the hex head and the ESA was pretty cool.

The new GSAW is in a completely different league than either...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By Dorian
Thanks Jim. So it just lays there -...

Thanks Jim.

So it just lays there - sandwiched between the tank and the frame (not attached) when you remove the tank?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,194
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Super helpful! Thanks Jim and everyone who chimed...

Super helpful! Thanks Jim and everyone who chimed in!

(isn't there some sort of insulating fabric under the tank?)

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 1,206
Views: 288,093
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Congrats on a wonderful motorcycle! Dang...

Congrats on a wonderful motorcycle!

Dang those white ones are sure purdy! :evil

Safe riding - Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-19-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,372
Posted By Dorian
BIG difference between private sector and gov't:...

BIG difference between private sector and gov't: private companies have to operate efficiently to make a profit and survive/stay in business. Not so with Gov't which has no incentive or reason to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By Dorian
My GS was built on October 1st and arrived at my...

My GS was built on October 1st and arrived at my dealer on November 5th.

I ordered a white one too (they get here faster) :evil

Congrats and enjoy your bike - they are incredible!

- Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,372
Posted By Dorian
You forgot "Books not bombs!" Love the classic...

You forgot "Books not bombs!" Love the classic boiler plate rhetoric :norton
This state throws tons of money at public "education". Problem is it never filters down to who needs it; teachers and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,372
Posted By Dorian
It's a shame WA state is circling the drain

Washington really is a beautiful place but unfortunately run for decades, and getting worse with each election cycle, by a moronic bunch of dreamland PC politicians elected by an equally naive and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,250
Posted By Dorian
Touratech Crash Bar Reinforcement

I'll be getting THESE (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3489/PN-045-5164/BMW-Crash-Bar-Reinforcement-BMW-R1200GS-ADV-2013-on-Water-Cooled) for my new GSA

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 66,395
Posted By Dorian
Thanks Jim! Hope yours arrives in a timely...

Thanks Jim! Hope yours arrives in a timely fashion. If not, there's always those worry beads... :D

I'll be contacting you about a maintenance DVD soon.

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 66,395
Posted By Dorian
Thumb I took delivery of my new bike today. Put a 125mi...

I took delivery of my new bike today. Put a 125mi on it taking the long way home. Ordered on August 5, 2014. Built on October 1st. Arrived in New Jersey on October 27 and at my dealer South Sound...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 66,395
Posted By Dorian
Good news (hopefully)

The dealer SSBMW was invoiced for my bike today - which means it is on a truck heading this way from NJ. Should arrive within 7-10 days! Since yours was also on the Maureen I imagine they might be...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 66,395
Posted By Dorian
I'm waiting for a GSA. Our bikes are probably on...

I'm waiting for a GSA. Our bikes are probably on the same boat. Originally the MSC Matilde - but based on the container number I have - were loaded on the MSC Maureen in Bremerhaven on Oct.14th. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-23-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Dorian
Eek I didn't want to resurrect this but...

Wrong. You never put money down and never followed-up other than to say you wanted to buy a bike. Somebody came along with money$ and bought it. That's how it works. And for the record, after...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,225
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Talk to Frank Kergil in Bellevue (Frank's...

Talk to Frank Kergil in Bellevue (Frank's Motorbikes)
cell# four two five - 260 - 9002

He has a 300RR in stock. As for BYOB I'm sure he'll work with you on however you want to configure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 66,395
Posted By Dorian
- Dorian

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 66,395
Posted By Dorian
There's always these...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322239

(I have a 2015 GSA due in next month)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Dorian
Troll Alert! :nono

Troll Alert! :nono
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,396
Posted By Dorian
Question "Failure"? Maybe you're paranoid with the...

"Failure"?

Maybe you're paranoid with the interwebs BMW FD "failure" epidemic? But with 71k miles and the riding you've done I'd chalk it up to normal maintenance/wear and tear and re-title the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,010
Posted By Dorian
"If the ride is more fly, then you must buy!" ...

"If the ride is more fly, then you must buy!"
(Snoop Dogg)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,872
Posted By Dorian
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,370
Posted By Dorian
^^^ Thank you! So many riders get this false...

^^^ Thank you! So many riders get this false sense of security with all of this hi-beam stuff. It really is detrimental to being "seen" blasting your way in traffic with highs ablaze. It "washes" you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 559
Views: 66,395
Posted By Dorian
Hmmm... my bike's scheduled to be built during...

Hmmm... my bike's scheduled to be built during Oktoberfest :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,840
Posted By Dorian
It is for now. I just ordered a 2015 GSA and...

It is for now. I just ordered a 2015 GSA and brought this up to my dealer a couple of weeks ago. He said it is not unusual for BMW to list (other than some seals) the final drives available only as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Dorian
Hi Paul, Yeah "Lifetime" :lol3 wouldn't that...

Hi Paul,

Yeah "Lifetime" :lol3 wouldn't that be nice!

(sent you an email)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Dorian
Question 2013~ GSW/GSAW Final Drive Parts

Perusing on-line parts diagrams I see that, other than a few seals, BMW doesn't list separate parts (bearings etc) for the new WC final drives :huh

Not to put the cart before the horse but.. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Nice work! I need to get away from the south end...

Nice work! I need to get away from the south end of the peninsula for once and poke around up there.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Dorian
Don't remember so just be guessing. Was going to...

Don't remember so just be guessing. Was going to suggest you contact your dealer..

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Dorian
Hey Aaron, Me too but I miss my old 12GS. A...

Hey Aaron,

Me too but I miss my old 12GS. A lot. :cry Long story short; I decided to get a new GSA (especially after talking to The Rev and Townsley). Keeping the 650L for semi-serious off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Dorian
Yep. MSRP for base model 2015 1200GSA $18,340 +...

Yep. MSRP for base model 2015 1200GSA $18,340 + packages, options, destination charge, tax/lic/fees etc...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Dorian
Sorry can't recall for sure. I do know that a...

Sorry can't recall for sure. I do know that a lowered Adventure is available for 2015. My dealer has an Alpine White one on order for "stock".

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 16,134
Posted By Dorian
I just ordered today a new 2015 R1200GSA. Sat...

I just ordered today a new 2015 R1200GSA. Sat down at the dealership with my sales guy and went thru the entire package / options menus on their order entry screen. I could choose or delete any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8,101
Views: 1,098,566
Posted By Dorian
Thanks heaps for the info! I'll definitely spend...

Thanks heaps for the info! I'll definitely spend some time on one (I'm 6'3") before I decide. Sounds like ergos might be the biggest challenge for me.

- Dorian
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8,101
Views: 1,098,566
Posted By Dorian
Question Jon, I ride a XR650L but have been...

Jon,

I ride a XR650L but have been considering a Sertao for, among other things, it's newer "tech" compared to the Honda; water-cooled, EFI etc. plus much greater designed-in load carrying...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 313,939
Posted By Dorian
It's great. Been riding it for years. A little...

It's great. Been riding it for years. A little wet so not a lot of riders :thumb. What's with all the interest lately? :dunno (that's a rhetorical question BTW)

Yeah get Dave's Grip Twister...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 80,458
Views: 8,909,597
Posted By Dorian
FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld...

FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld option. I just installed a set so can't say how well they work yet. But I like the concept..

- Dorian
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 402,806
Posted By Dorian
Just north of you; Olympia

Just north of you; Olympia
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,754
Views: 402,806
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Wow!

Bravo! After picking away at your wonderful ride report for the last week I just finished. Book or movie deal in the works? Inspiration/motivation speaking tour? :deal Whatever you end up doing for a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,680
Views: 313,939
Posted By Dorian
Question So, we'll be seeing this on Fuel TV soon? :lol3 ...

So, we'll be seeing this on Fuel TV soon? :lol3

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 80,458
Views: 8,909,597
Posted By Dorian
Weight-wise, your CRF250L is no lightweight at...

Weight-wise, your CRF250L is no lightweight at 320lbs! (according to Honda specs). So a XR650L won't be a huge change for you from a bike weight perspective - so I don't think you'll miss "throwing...
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