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Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,772
Posted By hotrats
And how's that left sparker doing? On...

And how's that left sparker doing?

On occasion starting up after being parked on the side stand the moto blows smoke for a few seconds.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,348
Posted By hotrats
Well, I haven't decided to sell just yet - I'll...

Well, I haven't decided to sell just yet - I'll make that call in a month or so - but I'll post some pics anyway - tomorrow, say.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,348
Posted By hotrats
Might as well ask my dealer - if they give me the...

Might as well ask my dealer - if they give me the same trade-in value for the unfarkled flavor then seems to make sense to strip it. Though in my case that would be just the cases and Remus. Since I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,348
Posted By hotrats
Thanks for the info! All food thought. The...

Thanks for the info! All food thought.

The local dealer (Denver) says 9-10 retail, offered 8500 in trade, and 7500 cash. I may decide to sell soon. But not to the dealer!

Once (if) I do I'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,348
Posted By hotrats
?? What's it worth?? 2006 1150 GS Adv Ltd.

Hello,

I've been considering selling my bike for a while but don't really have an idea what it might fetch - thoughts?

Thanks!

Original owner, all records in log book (even all fuel ups...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By hotrats
For some reason I thought there were two settings...

For some reason I thought there were two settings but maybe I'm wrong. In any case I tried turning it clockwise. It seemed stiff and wouldn't budge much so I put a little more effort in until it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By hotrats
1150 GS Adventure rear shock question

In an expensive bone headed move I converted the two position damping rebound adjustment screw at the base of the rear shock into an infinitely adjustable one. :baldy I was in a hurry (haste makes...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By hotrats
Sorry... Adventure

Sorry... Adventure
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By hotrats
Poll - Best looking GSA Model

Forgive me if this has been done before!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,467
Posted By hotrats
Eek Why the hell would you sell your '07...

Why the hell would you sell your '07 R1200GSA??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By hotrats
Kisan SignalMinder compatibility

Anyone know if the signalminder on the 1150 and be swapped over to a 1200?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2007, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,420
Posted By hotrats
Well, here's another twist to the story... ...

Well, here's another twist to the story...

As an alternative to the new rims, the dealer will give me a $2k concession towards a new 1200ADV... translates into giving me 14K trade-in value for my...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2007, 12:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By hotrats
That may be true but I don't ride the bike for...

That may be true but I don't ride the bike for its looks! (though it certainly helps!)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,420
Posted By hotrats
good news folks...

Brought the bike up to the dealership today and met with the service manager. He had a look, scratched his head, couldn't figure out how in the world the tire machine could do such damage but yet...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,777
Posted By hotrats
hmmm...

think i'll hold onto my 06 1150ADV a while longer...! should be interesting to see how the Long Way Down duo fare on their 1200ADVs :lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2007, 10:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,420
Posted By hotrats
What difference does it make if the customer...

What difference does it make if the customer brings in their own tires vs. dealer supplied, particularly if they stock the same tire? I've heard that its more of a liability issue with regard to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,420
Posted By hotrats
Yep, that's exactly what I'm going to do. I know...

Yep, that's exactly what I'm going to do. I know in the grand scheme of things the damage is fairly minor but I expect a whole lot more from the dealer of high-end bikes! If I did it, oh well. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,420
Posted By hotrats
Rim damage from tire change

Has anyone ever had any damage to their rims from tire changing at a BMW dealership?

Had new tires mounted the other day on my '06 1150ADV Aniv Ed. Came home and inspected the tires and found a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2007, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By hotrats
$$ ?? !!

Say, just for kicks... what do you suppose an '06 1150 ADV anniversary ed. is worth?

I made the mistake of hanging out at the dealership too long this morning... they had two 1200 ADVs on the...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2007, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,093
Posted By hotrats
Eh? TKC80 discontinued?!?!

I called up my sorta-local dealer (Foothills BMW of Denver) today to schedule an appointment to have some new TKC80 rubber installed. They said they were discontinued! What?!!?! Can anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2007, 07:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,386
Posted By hotrats
?s ??

Y'all are being a bunch of weenies! 32" inseam, stock 1150 Adv no problem! :D

Bottom line is as others have said, the height isn't an issue as long as you feel comfortable on it.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2006, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By hotrats
Quick disconnect

A quick-disconnect installed on the hose can make the bladder removal much easier as you won't have to fuss with all the hose... just leave it in the jacket. However, it doesn't exacly address the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2006, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By hotrats
TKC front tire knob wear

I have also noticed that the wear pattern on the front tire is distinct from that of the rear tire. After some thought I realized why this is true. As you apply the brake to the tire there is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2006, 10:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,872
Posted By hotrats
That's absurd! How do you manage to get such low...

That's absurd! How do you manage to get such low mileage? You sure you don't have a fuel leak? I average about 45 and have gotten up to 52 on my '06 1150GSA.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-17-2006, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,780
Posted By hotrats
Garmin 60csx... the jack-of-all-trades GPS. I've...

Garmin 60csx... the jack-of-all-trades GPS. I've got the cs (just before the x came out). The x is just an improvement. Its small enough, has a nice clear screen, does autorouting and a whole bunch...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2006, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By hotrats
It doesn't matter what type of system you have,...

It doesn't matter what type of system you have, be it Autocom, Starcom, or whatever. These things are only doing audio I/O management. Its the radios that matter for bike to bike communications.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,118
Posted By hotrats
One word for you... Locktite... learn it, know...

One word for you... Locktite... learn it, know it, love it :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By hotrats
My '06 1150 Adv... high of 53, low of 36 so far....

My '06 1150 Adv... high of 53, low of 36 so far. Averaging about 43 but seems to be getting better over time. 9k miles on the clock. So far I can't seem to make a correlation between the mileage and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2006, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,272
Posted By hotrats
All I can say is my completely utilitarian...

All I can say is my completely utilitarian Touratech 41L panniers and their mounting system is bomber... no way those things are coming off unless I want 'em to.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2006, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 864
Posted By hotrats
Huh

Why didn't you honk your horn when she backed up?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2006, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By hotrats
Ahh yes, turbocharge.... check this site out...

Ahh yes, turbocharge.... check this site out :evil :


http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/bmwturbos.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,722
Posted By hotrats
Well, how many of you have an oil cooler guard...

Well, how many of you have an oil cooler guard such as the TT, etc.? Have you noticed an increase in temp since installing it? It seems that it would reduce airflow through the oil cooler to some...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2006, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By hotrats
Engine swap possible?

Any idea what it would take to put a 1200 engine in an 1150 Adventure? I'm wondering if that could even be possible and what it would take.

I like the idea of a 1200 engine + the styling of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By hotrats
What do you mean you can't make it lighter or...

What do you mean you can't make it lighter or more powerful?

Shave some weight: snip the cat and cannister

More power: performance chip, K&N filter, y-pipe

Anything else?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,902
Posted By hotrats
+1 :thumb Laminar Lip

+1 :thumb Laminar Lip
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By hotrats
Although the speedometer is reading high the...

Although the speedometer is reading high the odometer does read correctly so replacing the speedo hub would throw your odometer off, hmm?

And, the winter gasoline is different than summer....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By hotrats
My last long hwy ride...

Got 363 miles on one tank on my '06 1150 Adv. At fillup it took 6.9 gallons.
53mpg :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,594
Posted By hotrats
Oh yeah, and removing the baffle was a royal...

Oh yeah, and removing the baffle was a royal PITA. The rivet was nothing but I couldn't yank the pipe out from the tail end. I had to take the muffler off and whack the baffle out from the back-side...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2006, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,594
Posted By hotrats
I just removed the baffle from my Ti Remus...

I just removed the baffle from my Ti Remus recently. I didn't think there was very much difference in volume. Mostly it sounds a bit deeper and when I roll it on hard its not as raspy sounding over...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2006, 10:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,790
Posted By hotrats
6700 miles on mine to just about the wear bar on...

6700 miles on mine to just about the wear bar on the rear. Probably had a few thousand more to go on the front. I'd say 25% dirt, 75% road... the bulk of the miles from a few road trips and commuting...
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