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Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By nielsm
If you bought the maps on an SD card, you can't...

If you bought the maps on an SD card, you can't transfer off the card. You'd need to put the card in your Zumo to use it. The older Zumos like the 550 can't read some of the bigger cards, which may...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 18,112
Posted By nielsm
Got my notice yesterday for my R. Looks like my...

Got my notice yesterday for my R. Looks like my GS was built after the issue.


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Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,679
Posted By nielsm
Long time GSer

I bought my first GS, a F model when I was 25, and bumped up to a R1100GS within a few months. I got my 2012 R1200GSA in 2012 at age 40.

So, you may start young, but you keep with the GS...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By nielsm
Highway or backroads? How many hours/miles a day...

Highway or backroads? How many hours/miles a day are you comfortable riding? Camping or Hoteling?

There are too many variables to give a single answer. IBA riders could probably do it in about...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 860
Posted By nielsm
I've been quoted about $400 to replace it with...

I've been quoted about $400 to replace it with parts and labor, since it wasn't covered under warranty.

Mine is the reverse, it always shows the tank as full, ran out of gas a couple times...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By nielsm
The new GS is HEAVIER than the old one, by about...

The new GS is HEAVIER than the old one, by about 20 pounds. It feels lighter because of the increased power.

I knew the new one was coming when I bought my 2012 and did so because I wanted the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 2,525
Views: 435,544
Posted By nielsm
Looks like new GSA is 13 lbs more than OC...

Looks like new GSA is 13 lbs more than OC version, but almost 1 gallon less fuel. So make it 20lbs heavier.... glad I got my 2012 GSA.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,673
Posted By nielsm
+1 New Basecamp lets you create a "trip"...

+1

New Basecamp lets you create a "trip" where you can break it into day legs. Really nice option to organize a trip and helpful to easily add fuel/food stops along the way. Since each day is...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-23-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By nielsm
Maps do know street directions, but if you are...

Maps do know street directions, but if you are using an older version of the maps, the direction may have changed and thus the maps point you the wrong way.

If you're on a Garmin, the Lifetime...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-22-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By nielsm
Maps could be old

Another thing to look for is an old version of the maps. It's not unusual for street directions to change, or to add new turn restrictions. There are often just plain bugs in the mapping data. Try...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 922
Posted By nielsm
I have the Diablo (smaller version of the...

I have the Diablo (smaller version of the Fandango) on my 2012 GSA. Love the bag, it's super well made, but also basic. Doesn't have tons of pockets. It's basically a map pocket & the main space...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,821
Views: 422,844
Posted By nielsm
Yes, I have a 32B micro SD card in the adapter on...

Yes, I have a 32B micro SD card in the adapter on my Hero 2. Works fine. I've done full 1080p video as well as 11MP pictures every 5 seconds.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 24,577
Posted By nielsm
2012 r1200gsa

1030 miles as of Thursday (just bought it recently 6 miles when purchased).
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,404
Posted By nielsm
Humvee Graphics

I have the multi-color set from Humvee Graphics: http://www.humvee-graphics.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=41&products_id=38&osCsid=2494ce75c2ba47076174c88b1c8cddcc

Easy to add & gives great...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,626
Posted By nielsm
Check out r1150r.org. A common theme there is...

Check out r1150r.org. A common theme there is "Test riding a R1200R is dangerous to your finances"
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,626
Posted By nielsm
I bought my GSA from Max in CT in late December. ...

I bought my GSA from Max in CT in late December. They are a great dealership. The pickup & delivery offer is great & I used it to delivery the bike as I didn't have a way to get a ride up to the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2012, 06:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,626
Posted By nielsm
I have the hex head R1200R (2007) & a new cam...

I have the hex head R1200R (2007) & a new cam head R1200GSA (2012). The cam head definitely has a throatier sound & a bit better mid range, but the hex head still holds it's own. The difference...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2012, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,645
Posted By nielsm
Hero 2 has better indicators of recording

The new GoPro Hero2 has more lights which flash when it is recording than the original GoPro. This does make it easier to see if you are recording.

Battery life for me was the killer. With the...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2012, 05:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,645
Posted By nielsm
I seriously considered the Contour for a while. ...

I seriously considered the Contour for a while. I always thought the GoPro looked a little cheap, but the more I looked at it, the more impressed I was. The Contour was at the front of my list...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-10-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 22,546
Views: 1,507,580
Posted By nielsm
Yeah, Motorgrrl has worked well for me the past...

Yeah, Motorgrrl has worked well for me the past few years for inspections. They also have a great parking area & shop if you want to store your bike there.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 85,516
Posted By nielsm
D-ring, most everyone is familiar with. Hard to...

D-ring, most everyone is familiar with. Hard to put on with gloves on. Possible extra strap flopping around if you don't have a button to secure (like Arai). Hard to take off with gloves on. Easy...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,099
Posted By nielsm
I have a 2007 R1200R & a 2012 R1200GSA. I had a...

I have a 2007 R1200R & a 2012 R1200GSA. I had a 1998 R1100GS, so I've gone back a forth a bit between the styles.

Both are great bikes, but for pure street duty, I find the R is better. It is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,579
Posted By nielsm
I have an R & a GSA. You are right that each is...

I have an R & a GSA. You are right that each is a very different feel. I love both, but the R is more flickable. The GSA actually feels better at low speed & has much better weather protection for...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 894,806
Posted By nielsm
My niece on the bike

This was taken the day I picked up the bike. My 15 month old niece tried it on for size.

http://meersschaert.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle/i-BF8KTjn/0/M/IMG0195-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,013
Posted By nielsm
Save the weight

I have hard bags for both of my bikes, but unless I'm on an extended trip, I take them off. Rode with a friend of mine last weekend, who always rode with his bags on, he took off the sidebags for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,208,575
Posted By nielsm
My new R1200GSA

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/meerwerks/6793219353/" title="IMG_0208 by meerwerks, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7019/6793219353_c8b949ce8a.jpg" width="500" height="374"...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 17,458
Posted By nielsm
I have both

I have a 2007 R1200R & a 2012 R1200GSA. I'm 6'4". I love both bikes, as they are different characters. The GSA is definitely more comfortable for longer rides with the stock seat. After about...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,918
Posted By nielsm
Marmot Aeros 3P

I have the Aeros 3P. At 6'4", finding a tent I can comfortably fit in with my 5' 10" wife is tough. The tent has nearly vertical walls by the floor, so you don't have the "fake" floor length of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 44,853
Posted By nielsm
R1200r

I have an R1200R, it truly is a great road bike. Can be anything you need, a fun canyon carver, commuter, or even a tourer.
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,457
Posted By nielsm
I believe wet on the R is 504. Saddlebags add...

I believe wet on the R is 504. Saddlebags add about 22 pounds empty.
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,530
Posted By nielsm
Main problem with a lot of weight that far back...

Main problem with a lot of weight that far back is it can unweight the front wheel. Try keeping the heavy stuff in the panniers, low down. Use the rack for lighter stuff, like tent, sleeping bags. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,457
Posted By nielsm
I have both

I have a 2007 R1200R & added a 2012 R1200GSA to the stable a couple weeks ago. Both bikes are great, but at 6' 4" with 34" inseam, the GSA is more comfortable for longer rides & the windscreens are...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,060
Posted By nielsm
+1 Zac treated me very well on my 2012 GSA. ...

+1 Zac treated me very well on my 2012 GSA. They were out of 2011s save a demo bike, but he cut price on the 2012 since it was end of year.
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,215
Posted By nielsm
Go Pro Hero 2

Got a GoPro Hero 2 and a 2012 BMW R1200GS Adventure. Nice combo, though the bike didn't fit under the tree ;)
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2011, 05:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,858
Posted By nielsm
I own a 2007 R1200R without the suspension...

I own a 2007 R1200R without the suspension electronics. Super simple to adjust the preload under the seat.

The bike is beautiful in the twisties and I routinely get >200 miles per tank.
...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-23-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,356
Posted By nielsm
Not yet available

Given that they are only announced at this point (shipping in next few months), it might be too early. But they look very promising for hiking/dirt riding duty.
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