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Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,392
Posted By McBike
I should have added that I rode my 2014 GSA on...

I should have added that I rode my 2014 GSA on the pavement from NM to Fernie, Canada. Headed South and rode the entire Continental Divide Route this past fall. 4,000 miles on the Karoo 3's and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,593
Posted By McBike
KTM AND GSA owner. I chose to ride the GSA from...

KTM AND GSA owner. I chose to ride the GSA from Canada to Panama including the CDR. Why, reliability and capability off road. Getting ready to ride Africa this fall, and I will ride the GSA after...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,392
Posted By McBike
Karoo 3!!!!! I have tried them all and I am...

Karoo 3!!!!!

I have tried them all and I am a big fan of the K 60 Scouts. They took me to Panama, but, the best dual sport tire so far with better than average tire life is the Karoo 3. Good on...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 2,976
Views: 432,929
Posted By McBike
I would chalk it up to the dealer in Manila. I...

I would chalk it up to the dealer in Manila. I had the clutch problem as well on my 14 GSA and it was fixed and back on the road in two weeks. I have put 6,000 miles and ridden the CDR with 0...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,568
Posted By McBike
Buy the 1200. I have a 800 2014 GSA and a 2014...

Buy the 1200. I have a 800 2014 GSA and a 2014 1200 GSA ( I know, overkill). I actually prefer my 1200 off road and it is far superior two up. I am 6'2" 210 and have a wife the same size. The 800...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,304
Posted By McBike
I have had a BMW 1200 07, 08GSA, 11GSA, and...

I have had a BMW 1200 07, 08GSA, 11GSA, and currently a 14GSA and a GSA 800. The 2014 GSA is the best "big" bike off road I have ever ridden.

I rode the Continental Divide Route this fall and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,208
Posted By McBike
I am a big fan of the the BMW skid/bash plate....

I am a big fan of the the BMW skid/bash plate. Fits perfectly and works as advertised.

I love black dog products but I think their skid plate isn't the best answer for the new GS 1200.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,635
Posted By McBike
Fantastic gloves. I used them on the CDR this...

Fantastic gloves. I used them on the CDR this fall. When it got cold or wet these were the gloves I wore. I brought my Enduro GS gloves as well for warm days, but ended up using the 2-1 's most of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 110,937
Posted By McBike
Three to four times the tire life of a TKC for...

Three to four times the tire life of a TKC for me. I burn through a TKC rear in 1500 miles, I get 4000 + miles out of the Karoo 3. Great tire, much better than the K-60 on and off road.
Forum: Face plant 12-11-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,169
Posted By McBike
Ride and drive in Mexico frequently. Have ridden...

Ride and drive in Mexico frequently. Have ridden my GSA from the top of Mexico to Guatemala. Never have had a problem and have only had great experiences. Don't ride at night and don't get to stupid...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
Just a quick update. Bike was flawless on my...

Just a quick update. Bike was flawless on my 3,200 mile continental divide trail ride last month. I really enjoy the bike and thought it was perfect for the route we rode.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 25,151
Posted By McBike
Sounds exactly like what happened to my bike. My...

Sounds exactly like what happened to my bike. My bike was fixed within 3 weeks and has been trouble free since.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 25,151
Posted By McBike
Had the same problem near the top of Ophir pass...

Had the same problem near the top of Ophir pass in CO. The problem for my 2014 GSA was a missing steel plate between two of the clutch plates. Under stress the entire clutch fused together not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By McBike
I love the Scouts and rode them to Panama a...

I love the Scouts and rode them to Panama a couple of years ago. Their longevity and durability can't be beat. You sacrifice both of those features for a much better tire in my opinion. I can't live...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By McBike
Karoo 3 Review

Wanted to give a quick review of my experiences with the Karoo 3's on my 2014 GSA.

Just returned from a trip on the CDR. Rode from CO to Canada on pavement to begin the trip. About 66% of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 1,093,232
Posted By McBike
That is the top of Ophir Pass between Telluride...

That is the top of Ophir Pass between Telluride and Silverton.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
Update

I picked up my bike yesterday from the Grand Junction dealership. Rode the bike to Durango without any issues.

Finally spoke to the tech in person and got the real story. He said there is a steel...
Forum: Americas 08-27-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 12,804
Posted By McBike
I leave for the CDR next week. Plan on 11 days...

I leave for the CDR next week. Plan on 11 days for the ride from Canada to Mexico. Thanks to Big Dog and Cannon Shot for all of their tracks and info!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 78,005
Posted By McBike
JVB produces maintenance videos and travels the...

JVB produces maintenance videos and travels the world for work and fun. Nice try !
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
I have now owned 7 BMW's, a Honda, and currently...

I have now owned 7 BMW's, a Honda, and currently a KTM. I have ridden my BMWs from the top of North America to Panama without a single failure until now.

Do I think a brand new motorcycle should...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
I actually heard this from the dealer I bought...

I actually heard this from the dealer I bought the bike from and they did the 600 mile service. BMW called the service department at my dealership to find out if they had ever opened up the engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
Bike was delivered in April. I don't know the...

Bike was delivered in April. I don't know the exact build date.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
New info. The bolt on the clutch basket was loose...

New info. The bolt on the clutch basket was loose and when they looked at the clutch, two of the approximately 14 clutch plates were missing!

Looks like a screw up at the time of assembly.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
I was able to speak with the tech working on my...

I was able to speak with the tech working on my bike today. Good news, the earlier reports of metal in my engine, from the service manager, was false!

He drained the oil and strained it and found...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
I will be on the phone with them Tuesday. If...

I will be on the phone with them Tuesday. If there is metal in the engine then I will not take the bike back. The real problem is I have 4 weeks to get this worked out before I head off on my trip. A...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
I agree, I didn't and don't like the idea of...

I agree, I didn't and don't like the idea of "ground up metal" in the engine. And I have my Continental Divide trip scheduled for departure a month from today! I'll keep everyone up to date on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
The clutch handle was moving freely.

The clutch handle was moving freely.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
I don't know any other information at this time....

I don't know any other information at this time. Hope to speak with the tech working on the bike on Tuesday. But the service manager was pretty floored by what he was told by the tech. Apparently...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
I had to turn the bike around on loose scree, and...

I had to turn the bike around on loose scree, and coasted it back down to the switch back where there is a flat area in the run out. Then I had to hitch a ride in a jeep to Silverton to get cell...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
They are covering it. No Questions Asked. First...

They are covering it. No Questions Asked. First time the clutch was used on the pass was after I tried to put it in gear from my stop.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,361
Posted By McBike
2014 GSA: Blown Clutch 200 yards from the top of Ophir Pass: UPDATE

Thursday afternoon gong up Ophir Pass from Telluride I had to pull over so a jeep could pass going down the mountain. I was about 200 yards from the top of the pass. As I tried to put the bike back...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,526
Posted By McBike
I have put the Karoo 3's on my 2014 BMW GSA. I...

I have put the Karoo 3's on my 2014 BMW GSA. I have about 400 miles of road and another 150 of pretty tough dirt riding on the Karoos. (4 wheel drive passes in Colorado)

I have had the K-60 Scouts...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,021
Posted By McBike
Thanks so much for the fantastic trip report!!!!...

Thanks so much for the fantastic trip report!!!! My daughter is 4 months old, and I can hardly wait to take her on a similar trip in 18 years.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,270
Posted By McBike
Weeks of rain riding from Colorado to Panama. No...

Weeks of rain riding from Colorado to Panama. No problems at all. They also work great riding in the rain on the off-road mountain passes here in Colorado.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,270
Posted By McBike
They are fantastic tires. Both on and off road. I...

They are fantastic tires. Both on and off road. I have ridden them in all conditions: road, dirt, sand, and gravel. The last a long time and they are the best multi-purpose tire on the market. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By McBike
The dealer has a excellent service department....

The dealer has a excellent service department. They have always treated me fairly and honestly.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 509,388
Posted By McBike
$22,100 loaded without cases and NAV V

$22,100 loaded without cases and NAV V
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,799
Posted By McBike
I owned both a 1200 GSA and a 800 for two years....

I owned both a 1200 GSA and a 800 for two years. I live in Durango and ride all the dirt in CO and in Utah. Riding all of the same on and off road routes on both bikes, I actually prefer the 1200...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 509,388
Posted By McBike
Spoke to my dealer earlier today. I am first on...

Spoke to my dealer earlier today. I am first on the list for a White GSA, it could show up anytime. They are getting 4 GSA's within the next 3 weeks and at least one of them will be my bike. They are...
Forum: Ride reports 11-21-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 312,335
Posted By McBike
I did the same thing last year :) What a pain,...

I did the same thing last year :) What a pain, but it's just part of the adventure. Have fun and ride safe! I am really enjoying the trip reports. My trip was from Colorado to Panama, South America...
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