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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 556
Posted By smitty141
I had this very same thing happen on the Alcan...

I had this very same thing happen on the Alcan several weeks ago. I was north of Fort Nelson on the way to Dust 2 Dawson. I reached under my handle bar to lower the windscreen.. My jacket sleeve...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,373
Posted By smitty141
I ran 150 110 combo last month to the D2D event...

I ran 150 110 combo last month to the D2D event in the Yukon. Never a issue... This on my 2014 GSA..

Smitty
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By smitty141
The new gear should be in next week. He had a...

The new gear should be in next week. He had a dial indicator on the cam and showed be the back and forth movement in the cam. I will try to get as much info as I can. And a pic or two.. Plus if it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By smitty141
I just had my dealer do a 12,000 mile valve...

I just had my dealer do a 12,000 mile valve check. I too have this very profound clacking on the right side. A friend of mine just pick his 14 GSA up and his is does not clack at all.

So I ask...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,588
Posted By smitty141
I bought from him a few years ago for my 08 GSA....

I bought from him a few years ago for my 08 GSA. Rick is a ass hole, and his comfort guaranty is worthless. After two reworks it still was not to my liking. I asked about the comfort warranty ?? He...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By smitty141
Maybe BMW should follow others like Yamaha. Just...

Maybe BMW should follow others like Yamaha. Just include the lock sets with the bike when they leave the factory. If you don't use them, pitch them. $22,000 bike who cares if there's a extra $200...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By smitty141
I did the Dempster this time. Did the Dalton in...

I did the Dempster this time. Did the Dalton in 2011... I ran K60's and they worked well. Had some rain and did slip around some but never went down. I did the TOW road last Saturday in the pouring...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By smitty141
I have had several GSA (08 and a 09) and never...

I have had several GSA (08 and a 09) and never had this problem before. Never a issue with the ABS.

I could not find any threads about it, can you post a link please?

Thanks Smitty
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,666
Posted By smitty141
9000+ miles door to door.. Had a great time, and...

9000+ miles door to door.. Had a great time, and made some great new friends. Would like to thank all the great folk who put this on. Plus the town of Dawson, the Fire Dept, and the Humane Society,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By smitty141
Any rear brake issue's on a 2014 GSA-W? NTSB issue?

Has anyone had a rear brake pedal lock without any movement because of a small stone behind the pedal? I had this happen 3 different times in my 9000+ mile trip to Dust 2 Dawson. All on the...
Forum: Alaska 06-13-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,666
Posted By smitty141
I'm leaving Vermillion AB as we speak. Will be in...

I'm leaving Vermillion AB as we speak. Will be in Dawson Creek around 1 pm

Smitty
Forum: Alaska 06-11-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,666
Posted By smitty141
Well, I'm on my way as planned. Did a big mile...

Well, I'm on my way as planned. Did a big mile day (985). Had a mix of weather, from sunny to hard rain, Tornado's, to cold rain. Had 6 or so storm chaser's pass me doing 80+.. You really never...
Forum: Alaska 06-09-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,666
Posted By smitty141
Sounds good, ill pm you my number.. Smitty

Sounds good, ill pm you my number..

Smitty
Forum: Alaska 06-07-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,474
Posted By smitty141
I secured my swag yesterday from my BMW dealer....

I secured my swag yesterday from my BMW dealer. Grassroots BMW in Cape Girardeau Mo. Thanks Jamie!! (Manager)

Smitty
Forum: Americas 06-06-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By smitty141
Jerry, when I do have the extra jingle I just may...

Jerry, when I do have the extra jingle I just may try a ride like yours. I did check out your site, looks like a great time. Looks like my trusty KTM 525 exc would be perfect for that.

Sorry for...
Forum: Americas 06-05-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By smitty141
I'm a cheap bastage... and a poor one at that. I...

I'm a cheap bastage... and a poor one at that. I guess that's why I always roam alone... There is no way I could justify that kind of cash to ride a published route. Plus, a group rides way to slow...
Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By smitty141
Wow, Rawhyde charges $3000. For that ride.. ...

Wow, Rawhyde charges $3000. For that ride..

That's a lot for jingle to ride public roads. But I am sure you will have a great time. Just expect a lot of rocks, and great scenery ..

Smitty
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By smitty141
It would also be great info what fender extender...

It would also be great info what fender extender worked with each skid plate.
Smitty
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,826
Posted By smitty141
Yes, I think you can order direct from Glen and...

Yes, I think you can order direct from Glen and the Wonder wheel will dim-brighten them.

I ordered my Erica's from Rocket Moto. Inmates get 8% off there stuff. I thought I really wanted the...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,666
Posted By smitty141
I am leaving St. Louis on June 11th. Strait to...

I am leaving St. Louis on June 11th. Strait to North Dakota, cross at North Portal. Then north and west to Dawson Creek. I will do some big mile days at first, to give me extra time in the Yukon.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By smitty141
I am running 110 on the front, 150 on the rear...

I am running 110 on the front, 150 on the rear without any problem. I am sure the tire police will chime in saying the world will end if you do that. But I like living on the edge...:lol3

Smitty
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,996
Posted By smitty141
Yes... Sort of. I just mounted a new Shinko 705...

Yes... Sort of. I just mounted a new Shinko 705 150 rear. And a new K60 up front. This is for my up coming trip to D2D in the Yukon. The K60 will get me up to Inuvik and back. I will use the 705 to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 721
Posted By smitty141
And that's why a new bike is $20,XXX + dollars. ...

And that's why a new bike is $20,XXX + dollars.

It always amazes me to see a plant putting things together..

Nice tooling!!!
Smitty
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,417
Posted By smitty141
Ouch!!

Ouch!!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,996
Posted By smitty141
I think the biggest problem is the cost. I think...

I think the biggest problem is the cost. I think there just to cheap. If they where $195. for a rear 705, most BMW guys would buy them like crazy.

I run them. I think they great!!

Smitty
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,031
Posted By smitty141
Tex, I do hope your new heated gear is better...

Tex, I do hope your new heated gear is better than the old company. I have two jackets and two sets of gloves. I could never go a season without sending something in for repair. That way I could...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 13,031
Posted By smitty141
I was in a shop yesterday and they had a rack of...

I was in a shop yesterday and they had a rack of the "old" jackets. I asked the parts guy if he was aware these did not have any warranty? He told me they have a lifetime warranty .. Then he thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,169
Posted By smitty141
I always wear the left side more than the right....

I always wear the left side more than the right. I think it is because you can see better and farther through a left hand corner. The sight line is always better because the trees and ground clutter...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By smitty141
I have my air compressor, tire plug kit, Jumper...

I have my air compressor, tire plug kit, Jumper cables,and a few big cable ties.

And a little room for a few pair of disposable gloves (keep hands clean when doing a repair) and some JB Weld.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,179
Posted By smitty141
I got mine... I removed the goofy mud guard right...

I got mine... I removed the goofy mud guard right after I bought the bike. Removal is a non issue for me..

Smitty
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By smitty141
Just talked to my friend Tom who is a BMW...

Just talked to my friend Tom who is a BMW salesman. He has 2 non-ESA models on the floor right now.

Most dealers order them loaded..= more money..

He told me you can order zero options, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By smitty141
My friend Mark, ordered a 14 gs from Gateway in...

My friend Mark, ordered a 14 gs from Gateway in St. Louis without ESA. IIRC he only purchased LED headlight and maybe a few of the other options. But it does not have ESA.

I know the first 2014...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 740
Posted By smitty141
You can order a new bike without any option.....

You can order a new bike without any option.. Including a bike without ESA.

Smitty
Forum: Alaska 05-14-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,666
Posted By smitty141
Four weeks from now I should be 900 miles closer...

Four weeks from now I should be 900 miles closer to Dawson City, and day one of D2D trip will be behind me.

Woo hoo... I'm ready now...

Smitty :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 682
Posted By smitty141
My 14 GSA does it too. Smitty:eek1

My 14 GSA does it too.

Smitty:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,574
Posted By smitty141
I bought a rear plate for my KTM 990. After...

I bought a rear plate for my KTM 990. After several phone call and much aggravation... I sent the piece of shit back and bought elsewhere.

Great luggage, if you can mount it, just don't plan and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,263
Posted By smitty141
Call Grassroots BMW in Cape Girardeau, Missouri....

Call Grassroots BMW in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Jammie will take $$ VERY $$ good care of you, and save you some $$$$. Worth the drive even if its 500+ miles away. He also had several GSA on the...
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 19,666
Posted By smitty141
Anyone planning a trip to Inuvik before the D2D...

Anyone planning a trip to Inuvik before the D2D gathering?? My plan would be to head to Inuvik on the 15th or 16th. Be back in Dawson on the 18th or before..

Anyone??

Smitty
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By smitty141
Thanks DB, I am one of those guys who is very...

Thanks DB, I am one of those guys who is very hard on tires. My Anakee 3's have 2900 miles on them, and they are to the wear bars. I rarely get more than 4000 out of any tire. I will be very careful...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By smitty141
Heidenau K60 mileage help needed

Just wondering if you can get 10,000+ miles out of a K60 front? Here's my deal. Going to D2D in June, plan on doing the Dempster. I will be hauling tires with me, and I hate doing that.

What I...
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