Milestone for my GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Hank, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. AK Bear

    AK Bear Long timer

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    Love to see your bike keep going and going.

    When you get to Columbia look up Danish inmate Kaiserkyhl with a PM. I rode with him a bit last spring when I was riding the Mississippe and he was enroute from the tip of South America to the US. Met him on the road in Arkansas and we had dinner at Corkie's in Memphis. He was heading back to Columbia to marry a local gal he had met and they were planning to start a family and a B&B for bikers. He's a great guy who will treat you right. Bear
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  2. Makalu

    Makalu Long timer

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    I love this guy. He's been around here since the beginning. Has only 81 posts, and more miles on his bike (1100GS!!) than anybody. A true Advrider. :bow

    God speed and have an awesome journey, Hank.
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  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I guess that makes me a post whore with a job :lol3. My bike will be clicking over a 100000km around Christmas, and I've never left the home state with it.
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  4. roadrage

    roadrage Long timer

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    very cool Hank. very cool.
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  5. wordstunner

    wordstunner Devil Dogface

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    Great job, Hank! I've had my '07 GS since May of '07 and pushing 33K with almost three months of no riding - Army obligations. My goal is to be riding it while turning over 200K. Maybe I'm setting the bar too low? :rofl
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  6. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    This is very cool to read. Very good show! Your bike looks great too.:freaky

    I only have 130,000 and change on mine and have over the past four years become somewhat attached to it. Since it is paid for and I am in no mood to take on a new bike payment, and I pretty much know what is what with this thing now, I'm looking forward to never selling it and making this my last BMW. That is until they stop making parts and all the used parts I can find are worn out.

    I'm replacing the rotors on mine soon, (on order just waiting on delivery), the fronts have been past the minimum for a while now, and the rear is close.

    I'll likely replace the original battery this next year, along with another lube session for the starter bendix.
    So far the Hall sensor seems fine, though I do belive I'll be swapping out some injectors and a pressure regulator soon.

    Mine too gets ridden daily except for many weekends when I ride my bicycle instead.

    At my average I should hit 200,000 miles in a couple of years.

    400,000 would be about 8 years later or so, which would put that right about the time I hope to retire, and begin replacing commuting mileage with exploring mileage.:clap
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  7. tenorjazz

    tenorjazz Been here awhile

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    Hank, that is a sweet looking bike:D Extra especially with that many miles!!

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  8. Mainuh

    Mainuh Been here awhile

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    Very cool Hank. Thanks for sharing the info and photos!
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  9. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    +1 :thumb:thumb
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  10. PITS

    PITS Adventurer

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    RESPECT!!!
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  11. BerndM

    BerndM Shiftless One

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    He's up to a whopping 104 posts now. :evil
    If he'd spend less time riding, he'd have more time to post here!:rofl
    Keep on Bikin' Dude!!!!:clap
    Regards
    Bernd
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  12. Hank

    Hank Been here awhile

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    Back in Nov 2008 I embarked on a long awaited journey to ride from Texas to South America.
    When I started my journey my 1995 R1100GS had around 429k miles on it. Everyone advised me not to that my trusty GS but, I did. I put the GS through some serious punishment at times as I crossed the mountains and altiplanos of Peru and Bolivia. And even in Patagonia I had one nasty crash but, The GS marched on.
    The total trip was 19,200 miles, just shy of the 450,000 miles mark I knew I should have gone on to Brazil!). I finally rolled to the 450,000 mile mark.
    Now its time for me to make some money so that I can ride the rest of the world, of course with my Trusty GS!

    Hank

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  13. Hank

    Hank Been here awhile

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    Here's one more photo. I can't figure out how to add more than one photo to a post...

    Bolivia 2009

    Hank

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  14. GSbiker

    GSbiker new and un-improved

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    Fantastic!! :clap
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  15. Adik G

    Adik G Adventurer

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    holy shit! that mileage rules... Last year I did some pitiful 6000 miles on my brand new GSA ... In that rate I will reach your mileage in some 75 years... I will be 108 years old then :evil

    Keep up that pace man!
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  16. dugmar

    dugmar Pinball Wizard

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    You realize you've ridden that bike the equivalent of riding around the earth's equator 18 times? Amazing.
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  17. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Hank is the man. By the way, this thread closed the deal on my 1150 last year, the final selling point. :thumb
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  18. andmoon

    andmoon Long timer

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    ehem...it is the 1100 that is mo betta!





    Hank, you rule!
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  19. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    :wave

    I need some new tires on my GS, Hank. I'll call you this week.
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  20. KLRTucson

    KLRTucson Hey, a bright shiny thing

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    Truly Amazing..........I have a paltry 40,000 on my bike....You Sir, are a fortunate individual.