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Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
Panniers on! ...

Panniers on!

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
17 calendar days between ordering the locks (all...

17 calendar days between ordering the locks (all 9) and getting them at the dealer. Picked up the last set of pannier they had yesterday - I was told they are in high demand and the next set of cases...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
First ride out with mist, rain and snow flurries....

First ride out with mist, rain and snow flurries. The bike, it SHINES!
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Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
Front tire says "METZLER KAROO 3"...

Front tire says "METZLER KAROO 3"...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
Ah, got it now. Fixed Rox Risers at 1.5" require...

Ah, got it now. Fixed Rox Risers at 1.5" require no cable adjustment, the pivoting 2" Rox risers apparently do. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
Why do people state that they adjusted cables...

Why do people state that they adjusted cables when installing Rox Risers? I installed mine without any issues or adjustments. In fact, the cables now have pivoting elbows to allow for such...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
South Sound. Bikes came in on Friday. They had...

South Sound. Bikes came in on Friday. They had one blue (sold to me) and two white ones (one had a sold tag as well). The only green one they received went to Ride West for customer delivery last...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
So for those, that like me, ride mainly without...

So for those, that like me, ride mainly without the passenger seat, taking of the rear seat on a '14 leaves a gap... So BMW made a cover plate that permanently attaches to 4 bolts that also hold the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
I took delivery yesterday. I'm 5ft8" and I can...

I took delivery yesterday. I'm 5ft8" and I can flat foot the bike, stock seat in low position, rain riding mode, one rider with luggage. I'm sure the suspension will be taller in Enduro and Enduro...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
On the GS-A the inner leg curve went down from...

On the GS-A the inner leg curve went down from 77.2" (on the 2013) to 76.8" (on the 2014) in the low seat position per the BMW USA website (comparing the 2013 and 2014 GS-A). The regular GS-W is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
Is anyone successful in getting the bike...

Is anyone successful in getting the bike delivered with knobby tires - at no or minimal charges? I hate to buy a set of off-road oriented tires in just a few months. I was going to "demand" that upon...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 445,791
Posted By txrider2
I put a refundable deposit down couple months ago...

I put a refundable deposit down couple months ago and that's how I got first in line. I was told my dealer received 5 or 6 more deposits - those who did get first pick. If you don't like the bike for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By txrider2
Trade in value 2009 R12GSA 20k miles

Eying the new 14 GSA-WC, what is an expected fair trade in value at the dealer for my loaded 2009 R1200GS-A with 20,600 miles:
Slate grey
Fog lights
ABS
ASC
OBC
BMW aluminum side cases & top...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 543,566
Posted By txrider2
2014 GS-WC vs 2009 GS-ADV

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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By txrider2
Tips

Thanks for the tips, I'll look into adding the mentioned places to the trip. Another idea is visiting the Vortex House of Mystery in OR, just of I-5 - maybe on the way back. It's about half way...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By txrider2
Yes, starting 101 at Aberdeen. I am going with 2...

Yes, starting 101 at Aberdeen. I am going with 2 guests that are visiting me, hence the need to go by car. Besides, I don't know what the weather is like in November??? Mapsource indicates it's 977...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-22-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,285
Posted By txrider2
Seattle to San Franciso - Pacific Coast Hwy - looking for TIPS

I need to go to San Francisco (by car) in the week of Thanksgiving (Nov 17-24) . I am planning to drive down the Pacific Coast Hwy from Seattle to San Franciso. Basically I am looking for...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,592
Posted By txrider2
:rofl:1drink:lol3

:rofl:1drink:lol3
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-09-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8,700
Sticky: PNW Flea Market
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Posted By txrider2
Garage door opener: Chamberlain Lift Master Model 3245M (Kent, 98030)

I took down this Chamberlain Lift Master Garage door opener which was installed only a few months on my 2-car garage door. The house has a 3-car garage with a 2-bay and 1 bay door. I added a belt...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 294,909
Posted By txrider2
Thanks Steven! I'll see if I can make it Saturday...

Thanks Steven! I'll see if I can make it Saturday (60/40 Yes/No right now...).
I'll have to register first on Meetup...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 294,909
Posted By txrider2
GUILTY!:D 2009 R1200GS-A 12,891 miles ...

GUILTY!:D

2009 R1200GS-A
12,891 miles

ESA, Heated Grips, Fog Light, ABS, COMP, aftermarket Sargent, larger bash plate, fuel injectors protection and enlarged hand protectors.
The bike was...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,241
Views: 294,909
Posted By txrider2
New to the area

Hey there... 199 pages of info where to meet ADV riders... That's a lot to read :huh. Can someone summarize?

About me: I'm new to the PNW Kent (98030) area, about to be done unpacking boxes (I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 817
Posted By txrider2
Bought this 2009 R12GS-A - Slate Grey - WA state - 13k miles -> Anyone recognizes???

Wondering if there is anyone out here that knows this bike and it's prior adventures?
I put a deposit down on this 2009 R1200GS-Adv with 12,891 miles that South Sound BMW (Washington State) had...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-13-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By txrider2
Ohhhh... My...

Today I put a deposit down on this 2009 R1200GS-A with 12,891 miles that South Sound had listed on their webside. The prior owner sold it to them last Saturday. In service date was 9/8/2009, factory...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-21-2012, 04:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By txrider2
Thank you all for your replies and contributions...

Thank you all for your replies and contributions to this threat. :clap
Jeff, I'll be in the market sometime in April and I will check out RideWest and South Sound. South Sound is closer to Kent and...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,450
Posted By txrider2
Sidi

Loving my SiDi Adventure Rain full goretex.
No regrets chosing the SiDi over these.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,782
Posted By txrider2
Relocate to Kent: Any recommended BMW Motorcycle dealerships/shops?

I sold my 2009 R1200GS-Adv this weekend as part of my preparations for a relocation from TX to WA (Kent area) in a couple of weeks.:clap I hated to see her go, and it won't be long before I'll hop on...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By txrider2
Be nice to each other... Lets go for a ride and...

Be nice to each other... Lets go for a ride and cool off... I'm missing out on the history of this rant - but OK...:freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By txrider2
A quick glance at the Buchan homes website tells...

A quick glance at the Buchan homes website tells me this is out of my price range ($500k & up).

How about Dr Horton Homes?

The strange thing is, Quadrant and Polygon Homes are selling like...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By txrider2
Update Seattle Living

Just got back from a trip to Seattle.
I really liked the Kent area around Kent Station. Amazing how booming the housing market is in that whole area. I went to Maple Valley, but prefer to stay...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-02-2012, 03:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By txrider2
How far and how long is the drive to downtown...

How far and how long is the drive to downtown Seattle from that area? Do you take I-5 to get down-town?
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-01-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By txrider2
Update

Lots of constructive feedback - Seems like I’m on a dividing line here – I think I can adjust and be happy either way:

1. Accepting a denser population (smaler lots) and a mix of sketchy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-28-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By txrider2
Feedback

Thanks for all the feedback - really appreciate it. :clap Keep it coming. For now I've limited my search to:
East Renton Highlands
Maple Heights
Cascade Fairwood
East Hill Meridian
Kent...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-27-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,643
Posted By txrider2
Looking for a great location to live near Tukwila, WA, 98188

So... I'm considering a relocation to Washington State from Texas. A HP job oppertunity will land me in an office in Tukwila, WA, 98188. I don't mind a commute time of up to 25 minutes, as long as...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,463
Posted By txrider2
I think, the proven reliable rock solid engine is...

I think, the proven reliable rock solid engine is least of your problem - now and later on. My 2009R12GSA is broken in somewhere in the middle between "Hard" and what the "Manual" states with 0...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 19,450
Posted By txrider2
Boots

I ended up purchasing a pair of SIDI Adventure Rain full Gore Tex boots over these Rallye style boots mainly because of the (claimed) waterproofness of the SIDI's. So far - one duel sport ride on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By txrider2
I'm using BMW Motorcyles of North Dallas for...

I'm using BMW Motorcyles of North Dallas for Service. I also bought my bike there brand new and have been very pleased with their service dep. Although they are further away from me than BMW of Fort...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 77,764
Posted By txrider2
Left Speaker

My left speaker went out on a few rides as well, but turning the SRC OFF and the back ON again fixed the issue. Very annoying with only one speaker operative. Recently I've been using the SRC on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By txrider2
Thanks rdwalker and anorak for sharing...

... this information. Highly appreciated.
Guess it's too early to make a switch as the technology will develop in something usefull later (as usual).
I'll stick to cheap H7 bulbs for now. 200...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,762
Posted By txrider2
An 8,000 mile failure rate at 40 mph average...

An 8,000 mile failure rate at 40 mph average results in a pitty 200 hrs of lamp life. Not impressive at all. For me, this is with 90% pavement rides.
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