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Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,613
Posted By BlairBear
fuel mileage

I have a question for the guys getting in 40-45 mpg on the new camheads.
I have a 08 gs and a 13 gsa, the 08 still gets around 45 around town and 50 all loaded up for a trip on the interstates. The...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,270
Posted By BlairBear
auxiliary fuel

I have run auxiliary fuel on 3 bike now, with the same setup on the 2 bmws. I used 4.5 gallon auxiliary with a $30 low press fuel pump and a check valve in line between pump and tank. Both 1/4 inch...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,764
Posted By BlairBear
long range tank

To the CA EXPERT.
You should apply for job with BMW Corp. With your skill of knowing more about someone's bike than the owner of 5 years does is amazing! Even at the distance of close to 2,500...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,764
Posted By BlairBear
long range tank

Sorry guys been i have been out town.
Now for the EXPERT from Ca, my math skills are VERY GOOD!
When my fuel warning lite goes from yellow to red my oem tank takes 4gallons plus minus .1. With...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,764
Posted By BlairBear
fuel

I have an add on tank on mine. Have been running it for 5 years. 4 plus gallons. Went from 165 mile per oem tank to 365 to 400 with auxiliary tank added. Costs WAY less than other setups. Comes off...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 781
Posted By BlairBear
seals

I had a 94 1100 about 73k. The same thing, replace both at the same time Trans and crank.
I could not really tell for sure which one was leaking. I picked wrong and had to split it AGAIN.
The...
Forum: Face plant 04-29-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,742
Posted By BlairBear
your brain

Your brain should know, the more grey hair you have. The more things hurt!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By BlairBear
aux fuel

Boxerfedish PM and I'll send some photos of my setup. I can't post photos any more.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By BlairBear
aux fuel

I have seen several reports where guys have used the vent line from the main tank to the auxiliary tank outlet and a vent in the auxiliary tovent everything. Does it work well I don't know. When I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By BlairBear
ridgid industries d2 driving lights

Anyone running D2 driving lights on an ADV? If so how did you mount them and wire them? Splice into OEM wires or use the harness?
What do you think of the lighting compaired to PIAA!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 989
Posted By BlairBear
aux fuel

I have a small low pressure 12 volt pump with a check valve on mine. The pump lays in the tool tray and the Check valve in line on the forward section of line. I put a small bulkhead fitting in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By BlairBear
BMW promotions

Does anyone know anything about bmw's " ADD ON SUMMER FUN" promotion. I,m looking at a 12gsa and the promotions reads that with a new gsa you get both bags and a top box. The dealer is telling me...
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 36,178
Posted By BlairBear
group buy

I want the basic tool,15mm,17mm and short pusher.
Let me know and when (pay pal or check) to pay.
Thanks for doing this.
Blairbear
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,122
Posted By BlairBear
08 aux fuel

I did my 08 gs. I use a pump on mine, there is a open port on the pump plate that I used To go into the main. I thought it would be a lot cheaper to replace the plate than a tank if things went bad....
Forum: Americas 02-10-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,800
Posted By BlairBear
Alaska

I did it in 09 from GA. You may want to post on regional and ask. When I was there, the HD dealer in Anchorage had a grass/yard area that any biker could camp at. It even had a bathroom/shower you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By BlairBear
Aux tank

The installation is real basic. The fuel line into the main tank is plumbed into the fuel pump plate. The vent for the main tank is the same as it was, that way if I pull it off nothing is changed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,821
Posted By BlairBear
Extra Gas

When I started to look for a GS, I really wanted the big tank. But other items of the adventure I just couldn't justify the added cost. So I ended up with 08 GS, and 160-170 miles per tank just...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,936
Posted By BlairBear
drive shaft

They did mine, about 1k on it so far. Mine didn't come apart, so no damage. Happy with what I got back. It was 225 or 250 to replace both joints. I think all they do is drive train service. I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 30,261
Posted By BlairBear
Fuel strip

08 GS, my first strip went out this this summer at 73k. I bought a strip and installed it. 2 miles later it failed. went to the dealer. They said it needs to calibrate it. So I paid them to do it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,770
Posted By BlairBear
Gas

There is a photo of it in Trip planning," got gas". #33 I leave it on most of the time. I only have to fill it up every 360 to 400 miles (plumbed into the main tank). I have almost 75K with this...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,770
Posted By BlairBear
Extra Fuel

I have 4 1/2 gallon fuel cell that mounts where the rear seat mounts on my 08. It has a large deck on top where I throw all my camping gear. Makes it nice when I travel, I only have to stop for fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,224
Posted By BlairBear
tire change

If you get in a real pinch, strap your tire on and you can come up my way NW GA. 2.5hrs from your area and I will help you.
Forum: Hacks 05-26-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,137
Posted By BlairBear
West Hills

I bought a Patrol from them late this winter!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,280
Posted By BlairBear
Laugh Camping

I was much like you back in 09, I had my mid-life crisis! I took off from Georgia to Alaska and spent the next 27 days on the road. It was great! I started out going to K-Mart, Under $100 I got a 2 ...
Forum: Hacks 04-12-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,591
Posted By BlairBear
Ural tank

Oscar95
I would like to have a photo or two of your set-up for your ural. Just got a 2011 patrol and the range of it drives me nuts! I've built several aux tank for my other bikes that doubled the...
Forum: Americas 04-12-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,168
Posted By BlairBear
Trip

If you are going to the L A area. Think about the coast road (PCH) from LA to San Fran. It has been on my bucket list for years! I did it from LA to Washington a few years ago. IMHO the section...
Forum: Hacks 03-06-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,733
Posted By BlairBear
Me To!

I'm new to a Hack also. I thought I was having a heart attack the other day, my chest was hurting. One thing I found that help me on my rig (2011 Patrol), I took some tape and marked the handlebars...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,538
Posted By BlairBear
Fuel Range

08 gs with 65k on it, and I can figure 42mpg every day! I have checked fuel gauge to the count down mileage almost every time! At about 165-170 miles the yellow warning comes on and the count down...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-14-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 639
Views: 31,998
Posted By BlairBear
Mmm

It's only a 2 day ride to get here Rick! Hike up that skirt and come on ! YA IN ? YA OUT?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,672
Posted By BlairBear
Fuel

I know you didn't want a fuel cell, I was in the same spot. Hated the miles per tank I was getting on my 08.I would get about 165 to the fuel low warning. And if I would run it down to "0" it would...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,489
Posted By BlairBear
plugs

My 08 GS OEM plug EKC has a copper electrode, the EKP has a platium electrode. That is the only difference. Besides the price.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,489
Posted By BlairBear
Plugs

Check at a local auto parts for NGKDCPR8EKP plugs. The price is better than BMW prices. My 08 GS OEM plugs were NGKDCPR8EKC., The NGK Tech Rep told me that these plugs are the same except what the...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By BlairBear
width

Thanks Dirtydr, that's what I needed. The photos really helped.
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,514
Posted By BlairBear
Ural width

Can anyone tell me how wide a ural rig is from the outside of the l/s cylinder to the outside of the hack fender. I am thinking of getting a ural that I will need to trailer home, and not sure if I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,102
Posted By BlairBear
Comprssion test

When you do a comprssion test, make sure you are @ tdc then open the oil fill cap. If you have ring blow-by you should be able to hear it from the fill port. If you have valve blow-by, exhuast you...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,726
Posted By BlairBear
Tents

After the use of a cheap tent for several years, I was in the market for a good tent. I went to the national rally at Redmond. I looked at alot of tents and talked to alot of guys about them. I had...
Forum: Trip Planning 11-04-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,073
Posted By BlairBear
Alaska 09

I cann't believe the good weather I had on my trip ! 26 days, and maybe 3 hrs of light rain. I did have some light rain on the Dalton on the North Slope. It got a little greasy, The worst was when...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-29-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,073
Posted By BlairBear
Tires

I did the Alaska thing in 09, I departed home with a set of tire with a couple of thousand miles to go. From GA. To cheap to waste that rubber! So I hualed a new set with me. I found a shop to change...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 106,435
Posted By BlairBear
Alaska 09

I made one for my last bike also ! I had to look for it.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 106,435
Posted By BlairBear
Extra 4.5 gallons

Gives me another 200 miles.
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