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Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,005
Views: 461,195
Posted By hcmiller92
Do I have a GS or GSL?

The bike is a 2006 GS. We bought it for my wife new. We had a 1" Kouba Link installed and the fork tubes were dropped in the triple tree. We also had the low seat on it. I rode the bike to Tennessee...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,064
Posted By hcmiller92
That's the sort of smart-ass response we've come...

That's the sort of smart-ass response we've come to expect around here.

It is a problem for those of us with bikes with both systems. I spoke at length with Ken Condon at the RA rally last year...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,064
Posted By hcmiller92
Here's one testimony. I have ABS on each of the...

Here's one testimony. I have ABS on each of the three BMWs I own. I have had them kick in on three ocassions on my X-Challenge. In each case it was in an unanticapable situation where someone...
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By hcmiller92
Thank you!!!

I can't thank you guys enough. The narrative and the pictures are super! The thread should become a sticky.

Best,
Curt
Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By hcmiller92
Question X-Challenge: how to change front pads?

I've searched the forum and couldn't find anything on how to change the front brake pads on a X-Challenge (Country or Moto). Must be simple enough. Any special tips?

My dealer wants 75 bucks...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,232
Posted By hcmiller92
I get between 55 and 70 mpg, meaning the light...

I get between 55 and 70 mpg, meaning the light comes on between 110 miles and about 120. I'm a big guy and haul a lot of stuff, including the full Touratech side cases and a Givi topcase. Fuel...
Forum: Thumpers 08-10-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,442
Posted By hcmiller92
Go for it. I have a BMW 650 X-Challenge that I...

Go for it. I have a BMW 650 X-Challenge that I have been adapting to adventure service (TT subframe and bags and other farkles to help with rider and bike protection). A Renazco seat has made an...
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2009, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,232
Posted By hcmiller92
I dunno. First, what's a good price? I'd give...

I dunno. First, what's a good price? I'd give careful thought to the replacement cost of those instrument and lighting pieces. Second, the rear subframe is rather fragile as I learned when I...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,232
Posted By hcmiller92
Well, I dunno. I've had mine for 2 years and...

Well, I dunno. I've had mine for 2 years and 4,500 miles. I converted it to a dual sport by adding Touratech bags and have only begun to enjoy it. I use it for camping and riding backroads. In...
Forum: Thumpers 10-03-2009, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,040,232
Posted By hcmiller92
You will LOVE the Renazco seat. It is a work of...

You will LOVE the Renazco seat. It is a work of art, top quality and, unlike stock, COMFORTABLE! I got mine last November and it's great. I recommend it to all.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2009, 04:17 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 98,858
Posted By hcmiller92
Question Newer BMW longevity

I'm up in Canada right now and ran into a guy riding a Concours 1400. He already has 40,000 Km on the bike and it has been flawless. We were talking about BMWs and he said he bought the Kawasaki...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
Nope, not mine. About the same mileage, though. ...

Nope, not mine. About the same mileage, though. I believe I saw the bike, however. No bags, scuffs from a drop (but I don't remember where the scuffs were). No matter, enjoy the bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
How many miles did it have on it when you bough...

How many miles did it have on it when you bough it? I sold mine back to Max's last summer with about 19K on the clock. I did register the bike but I see my name never got attached to the list. ...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,304
Posted By hcmiller92
Well, then wait until one without ABS turns up...

Well, then wait until one without ABS turns up and no one will ask you to pay more for the bike because it has ABS because it won't have ABS. I have ABS on mine and paid an upcharge of $6 or 700....
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,151,949
Posted By hcmiller92
Touratech (large) rack for X-Challenge FS

I'll probably get bumped for posting here but thought it most efficient. I just put Touratech side cases on my bike (I LOVE them!!!). My large Touratech rack had to be removed for the operation and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,088
Posted By hcmiller92
You got it bye!

And don't forget the scruncheons!

No wonder my ancestors all died of artereiosclerosis at the age of 50. :-)

Where you from, bye?
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,088
Posted By hcmiller92
Aye's the bye

No, but I sing a few bars of "Squid Jiggin' Ground." We used to eat squid by the barrel when I was a kid - as well as codsids, brewis and all the other treats.
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2009, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,151,949
Posted By hcmiller92
Muchas gracias!

Muchas gracias!
Forum: Thumpers 04-05-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,151,949
Posted By hcmiller92
Canisterectomy - need help

I just put a set of Touratech side cases on my bike and love them:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_2MkGaMVUmtQ/SdkWQrmzkBI/AAAAAAAABxQ/Y15Fa9C9_w8/s1600-h/bm-image-778105.jpe

The new steel subframe...
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,151,949
Posted By hcmiller92
Couldn't tell you. I have ABS. If others have...

Couldn't tell you. I have ABS. If others have had good luck, then there must be multiple hardware options from Cycra, one of which does fit and not conflict with the brake lines.
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,151,949
Posted By hcmiller92
Correct about the bars, but macht nix. My...

Correct about the bars, but macht nix. My mistatement of the brand.

The problem, restated, with the Cycra bend kits is that the inboard stancheons don't allow you to attach the guards because...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,151,949
Posted By hcmiller92
The inboard stanchions do not fit our tapered...

The inboard stanchions do not fit our tapered bars at the point of appropriate placement and are too close to the master cylinder and hose to fit correctly. I spent an hour attempting the fit, to no...
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,151,949
Posted By hcmiller92
I went through this for two months. The Cycra...

I went through this for two months. The Cycra ones are nice - and fit the bars on our bikes - but foul the brake master cylinder and make it useless. After trying this with two brands, I finally...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2008, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
:-( sold mine

I broke down and sold my '06 GS-Adv. in November. I bought it new in '06 from my dealer. I put 19,000 miles on the beast. The reason I sold it was simple: the bike was simply too topheavy for me. ...
Forum: Americas 12-29-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,660
Posted By hcmiller92
What age pillion?

No mention is made here of the child's age. In New York (and maybe other states), it is illegal to have a child under 10 as a pillion. It may seem arbitrary, however, it is law.
Forum: Thumpers 12-19-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,693
Views: 1,151,949
Posted By hcmiller92
Yes. My buddy and I each have a X-Challenge. He...

Yes. My buddy and I each have a X-Challenge. He ordered the cheap one and I the expensive one. Much more substantial in real life and can carry more stuff.



Been there; done that. Tricky,...
Forum: Americas 11-20-2008, 10:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,660
Posted By hcmiller92
I guess it's personal choice. I had a DR650 and...

I guess it's personal choice. I had a DR650 and without major mods wouldn't subject myself to such a long trip with it (let alone a passenger)...just not my idea of comfortable. If you want an...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-26-2008, 10:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,829
Posted By hcmiller92
I bought a 5100 a while ago and it is super! Not...

I bought a 5100 a while ago and it is super! Not waterproof, so need to make a box or something, but can pipe it into my Autocom, has speed alerts and a host of other on-screen features that none of...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,996
Posted By hcmiller92
I grew up in New York City in the '50s and '60s,...

I grew up in New York City in the '50s and '60s, the son of a mother who grew up in Brigus (Conception Bay, Avalon Peninsula), Newfoundland. Four of my uncles spent their lives in Brigus or St....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
Though I've never seen them on the '06, the...

Though I've never seen them on the '06, the system cases do look great on the bike. Weren't all these bikes delivered with the aluminum cases on them?

What REALLY surprises me is how many...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By hcmiller92
I own one of each, RT and GS-Adv. (1150 versions)...

I own one of each, RT and GS-Adv. (1150 versions) and have ridden 1200 series (and own an R12S, so I know the powerplant/tranny). If you can only own one bike, the Gs/GS-Adv. is the most versatile,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2008, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
...and, I live in Pittsfield, Mass, one mile from...

...and, I live in Pittsfield, Mass, one mile from the front porch where Herman Melville sat, looking at the hulk of Mount Greylock and conceiving the story of Moby Dick (and where he wrote the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
They appear to be the same ones I have on mine,...

They appear to be the same ones I have on mine, and I love them. They are beautifully made and unobtrusive. Can't remember who made them and they're not cheap (about $150, if I remember correctly)....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2008, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
...and the build date is 8/05. Oh, and Max...

...and the build date is 8/05.

Oh, and Max BMW sold one three weeks ago.

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/machine/details.asp?ID=1213

No idea of VIN or build date, however.

Here's a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
Mine is #513. I live in Pittsfield,...

Mine is #513. I live in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,265
Posted By hcmiller92
I've got one. Will post later after I get home...

I've got one. Will post later after I get home and can get the VIN. I have seen a few others at rallies, too, including a couple at Watkins Glen last weekend, neither of which is included among the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,637
Posted By hcmiller92
My GS is one of my two bikes of choice for...

My GS is one of my two bikes of choice for long-distance travel. I plan to ride from Mass to South Dakota and back next week on it. I will put my Cee Bailey's touring shield on it to relieve some...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 23,088
Posted By hcmiller92
As 1/2 Newfie, who spent many summers (even some...

As 1/2 Newfie, who spent many summers (even some college in St. John's), it's a delight to see Newfoundland through the eyes of an American landed there for the first time! It's really an amazing...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6,319
Views: 2,491,293
Posted By hcmiller92
I know this is a large post, and I generally will...

I know this is a large post, and I generally will pare such a post down rather than quote in its entirety...but, this post really deserves a second, third and fourth look. In 40+ years of camping,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-19-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,962
Posted By hcmiller92
Don't trust any to be waterproof

I just returned my 6 month old Magellan Crossover (which I loved as a GPS) because it took on water, despite its guarantee of being waterproof. I'm picking up a Magellan Maestro 3100, identical to...
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