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Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By izzy's
RT rims

I thought the front rim on an RT is smaller than on a GS. Might want to check it out before you get too far into it.
As my wife can tell you though I can be wrong.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,277
Posted By izzy's
Wink Canadian flag girls

I rode from Arkansas to AK 2 years ago. When I tell stories about the trip the very pretty Canadian flag girls are often mentioned, it is very common to see them at road construction zones. I was...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By izzy's
battery charger question

Just purchased a my first gel battery and am wondering about the proper charger. Right now I've got the old traditional reliable Battery Tender but would like to know if this charger is the best. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,085
Posted By izzy's

Get a SPOT GPS satellite messenger. Your distress message will be "not hurt but send some help". The receiver of the message will know within 10-12 ft your exact location.
Get on the road. When I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,299
Posted By izzy's
brakes and curves

My experience has been that braking in curves is a gamble whether you have ABS or not. Do some research on "Safe Motorcycle Riding" and it will state several times that when you brake in a curve you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 96,092
Posted By izzy's

I'm assuming you are the same Bill (who was a judge from CA) I met in Fort Nelson,BC,Canada July 2012. You were on the trip with a younger kid both of you on BMW 1600's. I am from Arkansas...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,749
Posted By izzy's

It is not going to hurt these bikes to fall over. When it gets to the point that you cannot stop it GET OUT OF THE WAY. Mine have fallen over numerous times with no problems. A buddy was trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By izzy's
Whichever bike you keep you will want to keep the...

Whichever bike you keep you will want to keep the bigger gas tank. I've got an adventure size tank I traded for years ago that I will never let go of and stays on the bike I ride.
Sounds like you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By izzy's
One more thing

If you want the bike and the price seems reasonable to you, BUY IT!
Things you do for fun are not suppose to be good investments.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,097
Posted By izzy's
Low mileage GS

In September I purchased an '04 1150 GS (not adventure) 2700 miles, looked like it just left the showroom except for some small bug splats, with BMW bags, no other farkles, new tires, new battery,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,038
Posted By izzy's
bike storage

This summer I purchased an '04 1150 GS with 2600 miles that had been stored at a mini storage in Seattle for the several years. We changed the fluids (including brake flush), new battery, drained...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 448,410
Posted By izzy's
I read the caption. So a cute caption gives you...

I read the caption. So a cute caption gives you a handicap parking pass? Around here you might just get an old fashioned redneck ass kickin for doing that.

From your response it sounds like...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,363
Views: 448,410
Posted By izzy's

Unless you are actually physically handicapped, parking in a handicapped spot is a very classless move.
We have a business with several handicapped customers who struggle to get out of their car and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,913
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS wind noise

For me the CalSci windshield works the best. CalSci hasn't been mentioned so thought I'd throw it in the mix. I'd also recommend ear plugs.
Good luck,
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 70,389
Posted By izzy's
Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon is beautiful. It is a shame that most of it is on private property and not accessible to the public.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,535
Posted By izzy's
Good place to eat

At the intersection on 120 and 395 there is a big gas station/cafe/grocery store operation. The owner's wife is a trapeeze (spelling?) artist and has one set up out front. The story told to me is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 304
Posted By izzy's
R1200GS rear axle leak question

First I am posing this question for a buddy, personally I ride 1150 GS's.
On the front side of the rear axle (hole in the middle of the axle) there is oil residue that dirt has collected. It seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 562
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS cover, priced right

I just lucked out and purchased an '04 1150 GS that has mostly been in storage since it was bought new in 2003 that only has 2822 miles. It looks new and my plans are to only let my "school marm"...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,209
Posted By izzy's
Stickers stay with me

My first BMW was an '04 1150 GS Adventure. My 2nd and 3rd BMWs were '04 1150 (std.) GS. These bikes have about 15,000 miles on them when purchased and get replaced at about 75,000 miles. Each time...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 805
Posted By izzy's

Tried the tobinators and ended up selling them to a guy on ADV. Right now I'm using a CalSci windshield and earplugs. A dual sport has a lot of wind noise. If you need a quiet ride buy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By izzy's

ABS and brakes are now working fine. Apparently the ABS needed to reset itself. We turned the switch on and off a few times, engaged brakes with engine running and not running. Whatever fault it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By izzy's
'04 1150 GS, ABS problem

Speaking for a friend of mine.
The bike is an '04 1150 GS with 2350 miles on it. It has been in storage the last 8 years in the Seattle, WA area. We have changed all the fluids, changed tires, new...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By izzy's
Mr. Gone

I'm 6'0, 175 lbs..
Your offer to try yours on is very nice however if you can compare my size to you and recommend a size that will probably be sufficient.
If you happen to be in West Little Rock...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,106
Posted By izzy's
BMW ProRain 3

Will this suit fit comfortably over a riding jacket with armor? When the rain starts and you are on the side of the road how fast and how easy is it to get on?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,731
Posted By izzy's

A friend of mine who is big into guns keeps an EMPTY holster strapped in a very visible location on his 1150 GS. It may not stop everyone but I'm sure there are people that wonder who is riding this...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By izzy's
Interesting post, maybe not for everyone

To me this is an interesting post and ADV Rider is a good audience to present it to.
I've ridden to or through Moab about a dozen times over the last 7-8 years from Little Rock, Arkansas on a BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,448
Posted By izzy's

Point a to point b you are 100% correct.
It is voluntary detour/excursions that will put more distance between gas sources.
The station opening at 9:00 a.m. Cost me 200 miles that day.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,448
Posted By izzy's
Do it !

Normally when you want/need a little extra gas it is not in a situation that you are hitting the curves aggressive or on a rough unpaved situation, it is in a long desolate stretch where gas stations...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-29-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,179
Posted By izzy's
Tamales Little Rock

Thought I'd jump in and toot our own horn.
In Little Rock, Arkansas we own Izzy's Restaurant (since 1985) and have been making hot tamales for over 25 years. To my knowledge we sell more tamales...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,366
Posted By izzy's

When I cannot find toque value on something I just determine what the torque is before I loosen everything. Kind of "reverse torqification process". (yes you are welcome to use this term). It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,614
Posted By izzy's
the club

Welcome to the club OP. If you own an 1150 GS or GSA you will eventually become a member.
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,409
Posted By izzy's
Lake Superior loop

Did it about 6 years ago in the middle of summer. Rode to Duluth from Little Rock, Arkansas. From Duluth up and back around to the to the UP of Michigan took 1 1/2 days. Didn't make the entire...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 694
Posted By izzy's

Call this guy,
David @
Fast Bike Industries
Hendersonville, NC
828-435-0125 or cell: 828-243-7240
David is an Ohlin rebuilder, expert and can answer any Ohlin...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By izzy's

Try your local sign shop. They usually have rolls of that stuff and will sell you as many feet as you want.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,233
Posted By izzy's
fuel gauge

Might be mechanical or electrical.
mechanical: if bars are showing on display but not going up or down with level of fuel. The float is probably stuck.
electrical: no bars on display no matter...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By izzy's
wheel tarnish

I'm just joking with you. I'm actually watching this thread because I'd like to clean up my wheels too.
If my memory serves me correctly a friend told me a while back that the stuff used to take...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 883
Posted By izzy's
tainted wheels

You aren't riding enough.
Go on a 5000 mile road trip, one of the last things you'll be worried about is what your wheels are looking like.
Just sayin..........
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,006
Posted By izzy's
only MY opinion

In the riding requirements you have described I've been using Metzler Tourance for years and have been very happy. Usually I'll get about 10,000 miles out of them but a couple times have gotten up...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,536
Posted By izzy's
How much was the kit from Beemer Boneyard?

How much was the kit from Beemer Boneyard?
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 48,098
Posted By izzy's
NWT sticker

I was on almost the same trip as you and your son at about the same time.
You may kick yourself to the fact you were only 80 miles from the Northwest Territory border just outside of Ft. Nelson,...
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