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Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 706
Posted By RandyReider
There are plenty of "how to's" around for...

There are plenty of "how to's" around for rekeying lock cylinders. It's not super difficult.

Is it possible to order the cylinder kits without them being "keyed" in the motherland?


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Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,707
Posted By RandyReider
Video help from Helge.

I know this is an old thread, but here's a video response from Helge (maybe even to this thread.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZGCdz1G6jg
Forum: Americas 05-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By RandyReider
Just a heads up- having done both. The Pan Am is...

Just a heads up- having done both. The Pan Am is tight in 3 months. Doable-but you'll feel the pressure of time. Off days will be few, and bike issues could throw you over your time. Definitely...
Forum: Vendors 04-28-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By RandyReider
Looks like a great product- excited to see some...

Looks like a great product- excited to see some more examples of moto applications. (Was actually just researching options on mounting a top case to my GSA for the COBDR this summer.

...But...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 64,480
Posted By RandyReider
That would be great- thanks longtallsally! ...

That would be great- thanks longtallsally!


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 64,480
Posted By RandyReider
Need to do this. Pics please!

My '08 GSA just ran out of gas...when I should have had 100 miles left. Damnit. I'm doing the zap fix. Post #253 pics are shot and I'm hesitant to stick a lighter inside my gas tank without visual...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 831
Posted By RandyReider
Ditto. HES. Sent from my iPhone using...

Ditto. HES.


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Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,364
Posted By RandyReider
This plan is absolutely badass. LOVE it. I know...

This plan is absolutely badass. LOVE it. I know nothing about boating, but I'll pass along something from a convo with another rider who did something similar.

A few years ago I was crossing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By RandyReider
Good thought, qman! I'll check for any...

Good thought, qman! I'll check for any bending/weirdness. Anybody have thoughts about what's best for lubricating the rear pedal/spring assembly? I don't really know my lubricants....insert innuendo...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By RandyReider
Update.

Update:

Just spent a couple hours out with the bike, disassembling the rear caliper. I cleaned, lightly sanded (surface rust), and lubed both slides- as well as replaced my pads that were shot due...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,292
Posted By RandyReider
One thing I had to do with my bags connection bag...

One thing I had to do with my bags connection bag on my '08 GSA. There is actually a forward and rear position for the mounting ring on the bag. I had to unscrew my bag from its mount and shift it to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By RandyReider
Thanks for the input guys, I noticed the issue...

Thanks for the input guys, I noticed the issue right at the end of the my ride just before the polar vortex dropped a buttload more ice and snow everywhere- so I haven't gotten out to the garage to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By RandyReider
Where?

Where do you think? At the pedal itself? Or at the piston? Someplace else?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By RandyReider
'08 GSA Rear Brake Sticking

Hey All,
I was out riding today and noticed that occasionally (from a stop) it felt like the bike would be slow from a stop and would take some extra gas to get going.

When I went to push the...
Forum: Americas 02-26-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 819
Posted By RandyReider
I used smelly bikers maps on my AK-Argentina trip...

I used smelly bikers maps on my AK-Argentina trip a few years back. They worked really well for me and were affordable. I know there are other free options as well.


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By RandyReider
Hey all, just my $.02. But DEFINITELY do...

Hey all, just my $.02.

But DEFINITELY do the cam tensioner upgrade. Mine failed me in Costa Rica on my way from the US to Argentina. Long story short, ended up having to remove and rebuild the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,686
Posted By RandyReider
PS- you don't really own a GS until you've...

PS- you don't really own a GS until you've dropped it. ;)


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,686
Posted By RandyReider
No worries.

This happens occasionally with boxers, even when they've just sat on the side-stand. Falling over briefly, I'll bet some oil leaked into the downhill cylinder. I'm sure you're in good shape.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By RandyReider
Ditto to what bobby said. New battery should be ...

Ditto to what bobby said. New battery should be 12.7-13.2 volts. Britome, I've heard of a couple situations (and had one of my own) personally where brand new batteries were installed that turned...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,052
Posted By RandyReider
Yeah- my '08's ESA rear started leaking at about...

Yeah- my '08's ESA rear started leaking at about 40k. I picked up some fresher ESA's from a friend who upgraded to Ohlins. (This will work till I can save up for aftermarket.) bottom line, BMW OEM...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-09-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,676
Posted By RandyReider
What about overheating?

Any issues with overheating? I attempted this with my iPad in my tankbag map pocket and on a relatively cool day (75-80 degrees) the iPad overheated and shut itself down.

Any similar issues w....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By RandyReider
Thanks all! (Particularly Jim) it was the fuse...

Thanks all! (Particularly Jim) it was the fuse box that I didn't even know existed. I appreciate it! Problem solved!


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Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 374
Posted By RandyReider
R1200 OEM Fog Light Problems

Hey All,
I need some help with a recent issue. My right side fog light has stopped working. I swapped it with my right working light and problem persists. That tells me the problem is north of the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,231
Posted By RandyReider
Great post ride notes, Britome. Looks like an...

Great post ride notes, Britome. Looks like an amazing adventure!!!


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Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,278
Posted By RandyReider
In the wild...of panama.

<a href="http://s761.photobucket.com/user/RandyReider/media/Events-15819_zps6defeb6b.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-06-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,160
Posted By RandyReider
Amazing

Seriously, great job. The skills/straight up ballsiness of dudes on this site amazes me. Can't wait to see pics when you've got it all buttoned up. Keep us in the loop!
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,867
Posted By RandyReider
BMW Santiago boots. Bought them used from an...

BMW Santiago boots. Bought them used from an inmate and wore them from the arctic circle to Argentina. Plenty of regular use since and they're still waterproof and comfortable- and that was 3 years...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,231
Posted By RandyReider
Dang boys, have a helluva time. Take pics. And I...

Dang boys, have a helluva time. Take pics. And I expect some great new stories around the campfire next time.
Forum: Americas 05-05-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,173
Posted By RandyReider
Anyone know where there's more info on the...

Anyone know where there's more info on the sinking of Fritz the Cat? It took my GSA and me to Cartagena a few years back and I was shocked to hear it sank!!!

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,593
Posted By RandyReider
I know some place I've seen Circular metal...

I know some place I've seen Circular metal adapter that attaches the lights above the OEM bar instead of below.

Anybody else seen them and remember where they're from?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,691
Posted By RandyReider
Pacsafe

+1 on the pacsafe. It kept my gear with me through all of central & south america.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,875
Views: 136,353
Posted By RandyReider
Anybody know any fun gravel/two track for a GSA...

Anybody know any fun gravel/two track for a GSA around the northern half of Daniel Boone- specifically near Cave Run Lake and Morehead? Camping spots? Thanks in advance!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-30-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,776
Posted By RandyReider
I'd love to help scout locations/trails too. (My...

I'd love to help scout locations/trails too. (My GSA definitely fits in the "pig" category, but I'd love to help however I can.)
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-06-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,103
Posted By RandyReider
Yes!

I've started doing this recently after selling my Zumo 660. I have an HTC Inspire using Nav Free that allows free download of great quality maps that seem to be every bit as good as was on the 660....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By RandyReider
Thanks for the great feedback everybody. I've had...

Thanks for the great feedback everybody. I've had the opportunity to explore Colorado a bit, but this will be my wife's first trip out west so I'm trying to be intentional about showing her as much...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-28-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,252
Posted By RandyReider
Planning a trip: Should I avoid CO?

On July 9 my wife and I will be starting our first big motorcycle trip as a couple. The plan was to start in Colorado Springs, hit Pike's Peak, Garden of the Gods, and then work our way down 550...
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 836
Views: 132,830
Posted By RandyReider
I was recently in Paris and my wife tried on a...

I was recently in Paris and my wife tried on a Spidi Dueruote and loved it. On returning to the states I've tried to find anyone with one in stock.

Is this an old model? Does it have a different...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,104
Posted By RandyReider
These are AWESOME. They are all I took (5pair) on...

These are AWESOME. They are all I took (5pair) on my 4 month trip from ohio to Argentina. They wick very well, and can be washed by hand at night and be dry for use again the next morning. Very...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,052
Posted By RandyReider
Update?

Mozza? Jetspeed? Anyone successfully replace this switch with an aftermarket/alternative? Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By RandyReider
I had similar issues.

I had similar symptoms on my old R1200C (same r259 engine). It turned out to be broken off bits of the gas tank lining that were being sucked into the mesh around the fuel filter and blocking it. ...
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