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Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By oldfool
r nine t

That bike isn't about putting on a screen or panniers. I think it's a great looking bike the way it is. If you want a gs get one of those. I didn't try to make my hp2 something it wasn't suppose to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,125
Posted By oldfool
seat

I have a saddlemen custom adventure seat on my hp2. I did a 734 mile day on last years trip. Way better then the stock seat. richard
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By oldfool
which bike

I grew up riding dirt bikes and then went on to street. I believe a dirt bike rider does better in the street then a street bike rider in the dirt. So get the dirt bike ride the hell out of it to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By oldfool
open exhaust

I have the full ti akra system on my bike and I love it. Lost like 13 lbs. and it runs better. I was worried about leaning out the mixture to much as EPA requires bikes to run lean in the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By oldfool
Took my hp2 in for recall

I brought the hp2 in for the recall and they gave me a standard gs for a loaner. It's been a very long time since I road the regular gs. Holy crap I know why I bought the hp2. I remember when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 823
Posted By oldfool
fuel smell

There are alot of recalls due to the fuel pump flange cracking that may have something to do with it. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 110,208
Posted By oldfool
deal hp2

I hail your efforts in rebuilding this bike. I myself find no joy in mechanical adventures anymore. I earned my mechanic badge early in life and now anything beyond oil or air filter change doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 05-28-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,450
Posted By oldfool
K1200r

I also recently bought a k1200 r sport and am really liking it. I will be taking it on the annual road trip, normally 4-5,000 miles. I have the best of both worlds with the hp2 and the k1200. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 1,862,349
Posted By oldfool
Hp2 headlight

I put a euro glass headlight on my hp2 and it is much better then the stock US one. I got it from max bmw. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 1,862,349
Posted By oldfool
new hp2

Congrat's The HP2 is a great bike. Go have some fun on it. Richard
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,536
Posted By oldfool
riding kids

My daughter rode on my bikes when she was young. On and off road. Just remember if you ride you will crash. Make sure your kid is ready for that with the gear. And have fun. Of course this is America...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,175
Posted By oldfool
Best year gs

Of course that would be the 2006 HP2. Best gs ever. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,728
Posted By oldfool
stupid happy

When I got the hp2 I was telling my friends with harley's that in the world of motorcycles my gs wasn't fast but it would kill their bike. Well I just picked up a k1200r sport for sport touring. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,919
Posted By oldfool
Bye Harley, hello gs

The bikes I had just before my gs were harley"s. I had a 56 pan shovel and a sucker punch Sally. Don't miss them at all. I bought them to slow down because I rode other bikes all my life and it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By oldfool
what next

Just enjoy the hell out it. My gs is 8 yrs old and no real problems ever. It is good to be concerned with warranty repairs but for me the only repair I had for my bike they told me that I must have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,500
Posted By oldfool
Gs buy

If you want a gs get it. They are great bikes. I traded bikes with a Multistrada a couple years ago for 30 or 40 miles on mountain roads and the multi was great. So you won't be disappointed by...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 1,862,349
Posted By oldfool
Hp2 rack

I have rack in the last picture. I used it with an acerbis gas tank for more fuel before I got the hpn tank. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,003
Posted By oldfool
Shinko tires

I have run these on my hp2 as a road trip tire to burn up. They have been great. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,049
Posted By oldfool
gs vs k

I have an hp2 and a k1200. I have lived on the hp2 for years and have 54,000 miles on it. The k is new to me pretty much. They are different animals. Last year I did a 734 mile day on the gs hp2 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 1,862,349
Posted By oldfool
Hpn tank

By far the HPN tank is the best upgrade I have made to my hp2. I don't know about wind protection but I needed more fuel. Pretty easy to install. Richard.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 1,862,349
Posted By oldfool
Markus tank

I think you can still buy the pump only on the web site. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,073
Posted By oldfool
Failures

My point was when I stop trusting a motorcycle based on road failures it may be time to part ways. Have fun. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,073
Posted By oldfool
pan shovel

The pan shovel provided better oil to the top end of the pan head as the oil went to the head externally which is cooler. Plus more power . The bike was built by professional harley wrench. The old...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,073
Posted By oldfool
Bike failures

I have yet to have any failures on my beemers. I have an hp2 with 54,000 miles and just picked up a k 1200. Although when I was riding Harley's,to learn to slow down, my 56 pan- shovel left me...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,291
Posted By oldfool
Knobbies

If your going to go in the dirt it's the TKC's. They won't last as long as the more street tires. They are stone dependable. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4,155
Views: 1,862,349
Posted By oldfool
Hpn tank

My hpn tank fits great and doesn't move. I have ridden it off-road and no problems at all. The best thing I did for my bike. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,546
Posted By oldfool
single track

I have had my hp2 on single track and it worked but much more work then dirt bikes I have owned. I tend to avoid single track on the beast. And the hp2 is much more dirt bike then the standard gs....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By oldfool
Still smilling

Eight years and still the best bike I've ever had. I went out for the end of the weekend ride and I'm amazed that my HP2 is still able to make me grin so much. The power and handling combination on...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,868
Posted By oldfool
side stand switch

Natural selection is there for a reason. We should not over-ride nature on this one. Sure I have taken off and had the startling event when the kick stand catches the ground. I survived somehow. We...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,868
Posted By oldfool
bypassing the sidestand switch

This item was a particular problem on my beemer according to what I read. So I removed mine right away when I got my bike. To me an unnecessary thing on a motorcycle in the first place. I removed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,123
Posted By oldfool
Horn

One of the first things deemed not necessary and removed on my bike. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,999
Posted By oldfool
best bmw

So far for me it's the hp2. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,237
Posted By oldfool
Seat

I had a custom Saddlemen made for my hp2 and it is wayyyyyy better. Ask for Buster in the custom department. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,389
Posted By oldfool
Soft luggage

Take a look at rev pack. I've been using them for years. They work great and are great price. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,053
Posted By oldfool
leather or vinyl

For me vinyl is the only serious choice is vinyl. It will take on all elements without problems. What material comes on almost every motorcycle? There is a reason for that. Of course the main thing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,633
Posted By oldfool
slow speeds

If you want to be good at slow speeds try a trials bike for awhile. That will tune you right up. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,728
Posted By oldfool
stupid happy

I'm still stupid happy with my gs. I have the hp2. I rode dirt bikes, enduros, and street bikes all my life. I rode harleys for a few years because I wanted to slow myself down. This worked well...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 362
Posted By oldfool
Tires

Mc tire works. Been going there for years. Great place and people. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,129
Posted By oldfool
corners

Sometimes when I'm really on it I break the rear end loose with power and bring the front end up while riding out of the apex of the corner. Seems to work well. Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,243
Posted By oldfool
gs cornering

I know on my bike if anything touches I have crashed. Richard
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