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Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,535
Posted By yobuddy
No issues w/BMW zippers

Never had an issue with BMW apparel zippers. I have a Streetgaurd jacket, City pants and Summer Pants. Even my tank bag has worked flawlessly for the last 6 years.

:1drink
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By yobuddy
Go over the passes

If you have time I would do a big loop off of 395 and up 120 through Yosemite and down to 49 then back over the Sierra's on 4, 108 or 88. If you can do that loop during the week that would be a big...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,276
Posted By yobuddy
Hmmm, I had an '02 R1150 and I don't recall a...

Hmmm, I had an '02 R1150 and I don't recall a position between off and on. I seem to recall a P position for parking but that was on the opposite side of the off position not between off and on. I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-21-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,140
Posted By yobuddy
Am I stuck?

Got an '02 KTM 400EXC that I was hoping to make street legal. Purchased the KTM electrical components and have it about half way there. Am I wasting my time or is there hope?

:1drink:1drink
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,290
Posted By yobuddy
BMW GS gloves

+1 for the BMW GS gloves. I have had a pair for several years now, still decent. They have outlived other pairs of name brand gloves. Best to spend the bucks and get a pair of gloves. I am sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,130
Posted By yobuddy
Not to mention, removing the rear wheel is quick...

Not to mention, removing the rear wheel is quick and very simple. Tire change intervals work for me, its just a habit. Drain and fill is actually quite easy.
:1drink:1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-07-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,252
Posted By yobuddy
+1 Beemer Shop. Got a Wilburs ESA shock for the...

+1 Beemer Shop. Got a Wilburs ESA shock for the rear of my '08 GSA and I am very happy with it. Ted asked all of the right questions to get my shock set up correctly for my weight, riding style and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,359
Posted By yobuddy
'08 GS QD need replacing?

I did replace these on my '94 R1100Rs and my '02 R1150RS but I am not sure if the '08 R1200 has the same connectors. Can someone tell me if my '08 needs to have them replaced. I did purchase...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,631
Posted By yobuddy
I have a Sargent seat and a passenger peg...

I have a Sargent seat and a passenger peg lowering kit on my GSA and she never has complained about it. She does sit higher than I do but it does not seem to bother her. I am more comfortable...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,649
Posted By yobuddy
A little late to the party, but I have never...

A little late to the party, but I have never heard of such poor luck with rear drives. I am on my fifth shaft driven BMW and have never had a hint of failure. The previous three were sold with over...
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2015, 06:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,238
Posted By yobuddy
Great idea...

I have definitely bookmarked this thread. I have ridden the Alps with another touring company which was excellent. At the conclusion of our Alps tour we made our way down to Florence and Siena from...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,531
Posted By yobuddy
I have an '08 with 61k miles, no issues at all. ...

I have an '08 with 61k miles, no issues at all. Very pleased with it and hoping to upgrade to an LC in the next year. I know you will thoroughly enjoy that '12, no doubt in my mind. ...
Forum: Americas 01-21-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,099
Posted By yobuddy
You may have to wait until a few days before to...

You may have to wait until a few days before to see the weather report. I would not recommend riding it in the snow.
Forum: Vendors 01-18-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 20,984
Posted By yobuddy
Yep, got my new hip in March. It is awesome,...

Yep, got my new hip in March. It is awesome, have not ridden my dirt bike yet but I have been riding my GS on road since 4 weeks after surgery. Your gonna like that shiny new hip, trust me.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-14-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,996
Posted By yobuddy
Beautiful...

Thanks for sharing! Would love to get down there someday and see these sights and ride those roads.

:1drink:1drink
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,918
Posted By yobuddy
Bruce, Haven't used mine for quite awhile and I...

Bruce,
Haven't used mine for quite awhile and I am sure I will be corrected if wrong. IIRC the zippers should be at the top, when the suit is unzipped. Step into the right leg and then zip down...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,816
Posted By yobuddy
I have owned a one-piece Aerostitch since the...

I have owned a one-piece Aerostitch since the late 80's. It is great to commute in, easy on and off but not practical for me if I want to skip out for a quick lunch somewhere just does not pack down...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By yobuddy
Yep, the sixth gear in the 1150 was great above...

Yep, the sixth gear in the 1150 was great above 80, but the five speed in the 1100 was also great above 75. It was unfortunate the RS's were under appreciated, very fine bikes. I have not ridden one...
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By yobuddy
Hard choice, but I have owned an R90S, R1100RS...

Hard choice, but I have owned an R90S, R1100RS and a R1150RS. Loved the motor in the R1150 best but the 5spd gearbox in the 1100RS was better in my opinion. The sixth gear was just too tall for me...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 38,267
Posted By yobuddy
I have owned several chain driven bikes and still...

I have owned several chain driven bikes and still own one, still prefer shaft drive any day of the week. Quieter, smoother, no mess & less maintenance period. After all that was the whole idea!
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 252
Views: 38,267
Posted By yobuddy
I have had five BMW's with shaft drive, all...

I have had five BMW's with shaft drive, all driven well over 70k miles, never a hint of a final drive issue. I don't take any special care either, actually a little guilty of neglect. If you were to...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,954
Posted By yobuddy
I have had two RS's a '94 and '02 loved both of...

I have had two RS's a '94 and '02 loved both of them. Had to remove the power brake unit on the '02 but other than that both were very reliable. Sold my '94 to a friends wife, she still rides it...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By yobuddy
Got home and checked it out. There is a "power...

Got home and checked it out. There is a "power connection block" that slides off once you depress the protruding tab. Under that block there is a round cover you can remove with a dime and replace...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By yobuddy
I would recommend a Gortex shell. Mine is a...

I would recommend a Gortex shell. Mine is a Moose Racing, wear it over chest protector and elbow gaurds. Works great, has lot of vents and pockets. If it rains, you are ready to go!
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By yobuddy
I believe mine iis an Endurance as well. IIRC...

I believe mine iis an Endurance as well. IIRC last time I changed the battery, there is a round cap that you can remove with a dime and the "photo" type battery is inside. I will look at it tonight...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 119,190
Posted By yobuddy
Damn, just missed you. Came through Ely on...

Damn, just missed you. Came through Ely on Thursday on my road bike and spent the night in Austin, Nv. Took off Friday am from Austin made it home to Cal Central Valley. Not much between Austin...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,221
Posted By yobuddy
I sold both my Oilheads with nearly 80K miles. ...

I sold both my Oilheads with nearly 80K miles. Sold my '94 RS to a friend that still rides it on occasion. I would guess it has just over 90K, never replaced any major component just routine...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,309
Posted By yobuddy
I did it on my '02 R1150RS. Ended up taking it...

I did it on my '02 R1150RS. Ended up taking it to Ted's Beemer Shop here in Ca. to have them finish the job for me. Don't remember all the details but I did find all of the "To Do" items right here...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By yobuddy
REI in Dublin

There is an REI in Dublin which is just off 580.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 795
Posted By yobuddy
Depending on time of day...

If not commute time 3:30-6:30, I would head out 580 to Livermore, then Vasco Road north to 4 then east on 4 to Stockton. East from Stockton will be easy to get to the Sierras.
There are many...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-01-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By yobuddy
Hello Rich, That weekend is Fleetweek in SF,...

Hello Rich,
That weekend is Fleetweek in SF, may want to try to get out of their as soon as you can. I may be over there on Saturday to watch the Blue Angels fly over the bay. Sunday I will be...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-08-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,756
Posted By yobuddy
A few thoughts....

Lots of great roads. Head up towards Lake Amador. Down Hwy70 along through the Feather River Canyon and back up by Gold Lake. Can also travel south on 395, before you get to Lake Topaz head east...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,803
Posted By yobuddy
I am on my fifth shaft driven BMW all with over...

I am on my fifth shaft driven BMW all with over 70k miles, what are you talking about, final drive issues, never heard of such a thing. Read shit on the internet, but neither I or any of my BMW...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 311
Posted By yobuddy
Recommendation: Womens riding shorts

Are bicycle shorts the recommended choice for a passenger? I wear Moto Skiveez or bicycle shorts just don't know if there is something better for the wife or not.

Thanks,
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,608
Posted By yobuddy
Glad to hear you are ok. As someone mentioned...

Glad to hear you are ok. As someone mentioned above, non-riders mean well with their advice but they just don't understand the passion.

If I can avoid it, I try not to be the first vehicle to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,091
Posted By yobuddy
I have owned 5 shaft driven BMW's starting in...

I have owned 5 shaft driven BMW's starting in 1976 and have never had any rear drive failures. The three that I have sold all had well over 80k miles and my current rides are nearing 60k. As far as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,039
Posted By yobuddy
My 02r1150RS would detonate if I ran a lower...

My 02r1150RS would detonate if I ran a lower grade fuel,lugged it or hard acceleration when it was hot outside. If you have been running the same fuel and your riding habits have not changed, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 11,950
Posted By yobuddy
I think some of these folks forget that there is...

I think some of these folks forget that there is whole bunch more GS's on the road than any other single brand adventure bike. So sure, just by the numbers you should see more issues.
Personally...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-28-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 997
Posted By yobuddy
I have ridden from Groveland (120) to Cherry Lake...

I have ridden from Groveland (120) to Cherry Lake on Fire roads and then pavement to 108 in Sonora. Nice ride nothing difficult. I believe you ride fire roads from Cherry Lake to Long Barn if you...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By yobuddy
I am all over it guys, thank you for the help! ...

I am all over it guys, thank you for the help!

Ride on :norton:norton
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