GS Trophy Challange Bike Prep

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by HalfPlate, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. bigtodd

    bigtodd Hi, wanna ride?

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    I have them on my GSA and they get used a lot. Absolutely save lots of money that would have been spent on repairs without them. Traversed a a rock garden/dry water fall below Lake Arrowhead that would have destroyed the heads without them.
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  2. ~wsrock~

    ~wsrock~ Adventurer

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    I'm coming down from Maine. Planning on two ten hour days so the bike will be in the back of the truck with knobbies as its a bit of a marathon in two days. Putting tires on tomorrow. Got the word doc from BMW describing the time schedule. Looks like the performance center on Friday and then the Gultches on Sat & Sunday. Tried to get some ADV Design crash bar extensions but they are out of stock. So I have lots of gaffers tape instead:evil
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  3. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Hmmm, I haven't received anything from them yet except confirmation. Will check with them monday.
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  4. Gone-Native

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    +1 on the gaffers tape:freaky
    Haven't heard anything else either :cry
    See ya down there!
    Where in Maine :ear
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  5. ~wsrock~

    ~wsrock~ Adventurer

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    Midcoast Maine. Here's the text from BMW


    GS Trophy Challenge East Coast Qualifier Rally Event Information

    This is a fun event for all skill level riders. Prizes will be awarded to participants in different categories in addition to the GS Trophy Finalists.

    Schedule of Events (subject to change)

    Friday 9/21
    12-1pm Lunch available in the Performance Center Cafeteria at participants expense.
    1-2pm Registration. Drop off camping gear after registration.
    2:30pm Rider’s briefing
    7:15pm Riding events conclude, reception immediately to follow (heavy finger food)

    Saturday 9/22
    7-8am Breakfast (eggs, sausage, fruit, french toast)
    8:15-11am Riding events
    11-11:30am Pack gear/load bikes
    11:30-12:30pm Lunch (hotdogs, burgers)
    12:30pm Transit to next venue (campsite)
    3:30-6:30pm Riding events (Gulches ORV Park)
    7-8:30pm Dinner (low country boil- seafood & non-seafood version)
    8:30pm Bonfire & beer!

    Sunday 9/23
    7:30-8:30am Breakfast (sausage and egg sandwiches, fruit)
    8:30am Semifinalists announced
    9:30-12pm Semifinalists individual ride and team challenge events
    12:30-1:30pm Lunch (BBQ, Mac & Cheese)
    1:30pm Finalists and individual category winners announced
    2pm Event ends/depart camp

    Motorcycles: All BMW dual sport motorcycles are welcome to participate in riding events,
    including the G450X. G450X riders are not eligible for GS Trophy Qualifier. Semifinalists will compete on an F800GS provided by BMW in the individual and team events.

    Event Format: Rally raid format with some timekeeping elements. Starting on time is critical.
    Don’t be late to registration!

    Meals: Hot meals will be provided starting Friday evening at the reception
    concluding with Sunday lunch. See above timeline for menus.

    Camping: Both campsites are primitive with port-a-johns.

    Friday: Camping will be on the Performance Center’s property. Space is limited. Close proximity campsites. Hotels nearby if not interested in camping; Super 8, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn.
    Saturday: Camping highly recommended. Nearest hotel 30 minutes away.

    Weather: Be prepared to ride rain or shine. Knobby dual sport tires highly recommended.
    BMW Performance Center
    (888) 345-4269
    (909) 975-5699 Fax
    www.bmwtraining.com
    www.bmwtraining.com/motorcycles
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  6. Gone-Native

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    Thanx for the post!:freaky

    My dad grew up in Sebasco, Phippsburgh..... Love it up there:D

    Too bad you're not riding down, I'm feeling for your GS having to be in the back of a truck...... it's just not right:evil:lol3
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  7. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    Thx for the post. I'm more excited than ever. I bummed they haven't sent any info to me.
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  8. ~wsrock~

    ~wsrock~ Adventurer

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    I know, I know, I'm about to change out to TKC's here for the first time using the Best Rest Bead Breaker and thought I'd better do it here then in the parking lot in Greer in case I totally flub up! :rofl

    Also, I might be doing a marathon 19 hours back and want to avoid that on the bike. Maybe I'll park 20 miles out, drive through the mud, paste a couple hundred insects all over the place, and roll in with complete poseur glory! Actually, the real event will be getting a 600 lb bike out of the back of the truck if there are no gullies or big ditches...
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  9. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    I'm riding from cincy and am cool to meet and ride anywhere from here to sc. Based on the schedule that was posted it might be worth starting out Thursday afternoon and having a good nite around a fire 1/2 way. Anyone?
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  10. Gone-Native

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    I'm bringing a big c-clamp and a block of wood!:huh changing tires somewhere down there....
    What to do with other tires while there? Heh...
    Well, I'll help you unload, just don't drop it on me:evil us norther boys gotta stick together:D
    Safe trip down!
    I'll be the guy with a Mohawk on a filthy GSA:freaky
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  11. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    I've decided to put a new rear on before my 400 mile ride to SC to alleviate stress. Also to keep my front on that has 5k miles on it because I want to get back to the Heidenaus.

    If someone disagrees with my strategy im all ears. I'm banking that a half worn front won't make a tangible difference in the way I ride.
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  12. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Brit,

    I think you will be fine. I will have a new rear on but my front will have ~ 1000 miles. The fronts wear well and I never saw an appreciable difference until they get pretty worn.
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  13. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Here is the way I break the beads using only three tire tools. Works well, but sometimes have to work my way around the tire until the bead breaks completely. I have found that it is harder using the big tire iron in the center vs a standard iron. Your results may vary: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458452

    Oh, and I use Dyna beads, they work great and no need for special balancing tools. Some people use air soft pellets but I haven't tried that.

    DH
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  14. emmodg

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    Good thing that schedule was posted - I haven't received anything from BMW....
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  15. emmodg

    emmodg Been here awhile

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    Oh yeah, is anyone camping Thurs. evening? Is it cool to camp at the center?
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  16. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    I'm camping Thursday nite. Hopefully just a couple hours from the center. Want to try to rendezvous?
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  17. ~wsrock~

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    I am, if they let us. I emailed a request but haven't heard yet. Will try calling tomorrow.
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  18. TwistedNerve

    TwistedNerve n00b

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    I'd like to know as well, but would also be up for something an hour or two out (North).
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  19. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    I've been at the center. Boooooring! Plus I think we will be there the first night anyway. Let's keep it fresh by not doing 2 nights in a scenery-less field.
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  20. emmodg

    emmodg Been here awhile

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    Check your PM...
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