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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By harland
Baxley Trailer

I agree with the previous answer. I have an '07 and '08 Adventure and the chocks hold them firmly without anyone having to help. I also have a '10 800 GS and the chocks do not hold them firmly. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 07-11-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By harland
Colorado Pass Roads

I am interested in this topic also. I plan on riding some of the passes that Geek writes about in his thread on Rides. Are those only mining roads on any of the GPS's? If so, what would be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2010, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,007
Posted By harland
Colorado Dealer

I am going to be riding in Colorado the first two weeks of June. I am going to have to do my 18,000 mile service while I am out there. Which of the dealers would be better, Loveland, Lakewood,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,579
Posted By harland
I had the system cases on my 06 gs and did not...

I had the system cases on my 06 gs and did not like them. Too flimsy (plastic) and not big enough. Have the BMW aluminum cases (side and top) on my 07 GSA. They are OK but tend to turn anything light...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By harland
I love my 08 Adventure (I also have an 07...

I love my 08 Adventure (I also have an 07 Adventure). However, I have now had to replace struts because of a wobbling going around tight curves, replace the part that was causing the key antenna...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By harland
You guys can't be stumped. It was the fuel...

You guys can't be stumped. It was the fuel controller. I was also told that BMW recently issued a new fix for this problem. This will be the third fix, but all is well that ends well. They...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By harland
Nope, it is stored in a garage and Sat was a...

Nope, it is stored in a garage and Sat was a pretty day. However, when i towed it back from the dealer the previous Sat getting the new brake lines put on it was raining heavily for 4 hours. Maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By harland
Stalling

I have an 08 GS Adventure. I rode for several hours yesterday to Starkville, MS. No problems. On the way back, I was cruising at about 60 mph when all of a sudden the throttle seemed like it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By harland
Yea, my dealer got in the replacement parts from...

Yea, my dealer got in the replacement parts from BMW and I had the work done Saturday and the bike rides great. The only problem was that BMW estimates 1 1/2 hours to do the work but it took the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2008, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By harland
There was a service bulletin on this problem, but...

There was a service bulletin on this problem, but not a recall. My dealer showed me the service bulletin and the parts that are required and it stated that the problem was not a safety issue. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By harland
I also have an 07 and have not experienced the...

I also have an 07 and have not experienced the problem. Just had the 24,000 mile service done on it. Apparently BMW changed some of the steering geometry and are going to have to replace the struts...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2008, 06:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,318
Posted By harland
Wobbley Steering

Has anyone heard when BMW is going to be shipping the replacement parts to cure the wobbley or shaking handlebars on the 08 Adventure? My dealer is telling me that there is a national backorder on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,165
Posted By harland
There is a service bulletin out. BMW has told...

There is a service bulletin out. BMW has told the dealers that if someone complains about the wobbling they are to replace struts and several other parts. It is not related to the tires. However,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,818
Posted By harland
2008 Adv Stock Tire

Is BMW now factory installing the Conti Attack as the stock tire on the 2008 1200 GS Adv?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By harland
Frozen Front Brake

A friend who has a 2007 1200 GS Adv just called and said he started to go to work this morning and the bike would not move. He thinks he has determined that the front brake is frozen. I have not...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,926
Posted By harland
Age 68

I have been riding 3 1/2 years, first year and a half on Harleys, then saw what BMW's would do. Two years ago bought an 06 GS, then 6 months later bought an 07 GS Adventure. Sold the GS since it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2007, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,292
Posted By harland
Strap

I have an extra ROK strap I carry in my tank bag. I simply loop the strap through the metal tie downs on each side and simply pull up. Plenty of leverage this way and saves the fingers and finger...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By harland
XM Mount

Bogarts in Birmingham AL mounted my antenna to the crossbar right behind the Aeroflow windshield. He used a small flat piece of steel mounted with ties and then velcroed the antenna to that piece of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By harland
Fuel Range

Place your onboard computer to range and watch it along with the fuel guage. You will see the fuel guage go to one-half at about 100 miles. However, the range will still show 250+ miles. The range...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2007, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By harland
Cut off clutch lever

What is a cut off clutch lever and how does it work. I have my 6000 mile service this Friday and I told them about the problem and they are going to look at the clutch. By the way, I am working in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2007, 03:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By harland
Solution

Well, mrbmw07 gets the gold star. When I got back from Arkansas, I checked the handguard and the clutch lever was hitting the guard. I had parked on a slope at the Vickburg Civil War Battlefield...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By harland
Problem

I started to ride to Arkansas today and rode about 90 miles when I noticed that when I accelerated the throttle, the engine would rev suddenly about 1000 to 1500 rpm higher than it had been the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,068
Posted By harland
Killing Birds

My 1200GS Adv only has 5200 miles on it (I have only had it 4 months) and I have already killed a cardinal and dove with my oil cooler. I decided it would be much cheaper to put a Touratech oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2007, 01:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By harland
The kickstand was up each time a went to first,...

The kickstand was up each time a went to first, but it may have been that the kickstand switch was frozen with moisture as Jim said. The bike is normally garaged but I had just towed the bike back...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By harland
Cold Starts

I started my 2006 GS this morning when the temp was 18 degrees. The bike started fine, but when I dropped the gear from neutral to first, the bike stopped. I did this several more times and the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2007, 07:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,063
Posted By harland
I am 6' 3". I tried the tall and still got a lot...

I am 6' 3". I tried the tall and still got a lot of noise so I then went with the extra tall and it is absolutely quiet in the normal riding position. I also have the PIAA lights and light bar and...
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2006, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By harland
Rheostat or Thermostat for BMW Electric Vest

Does anyone make a rheostat for regulating or adjusting the heat output on the BMW electric vest? If I wear the vest in weather any warmer than 40F I sweat like crazy and would like to be able to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By harland
Gadget Boy: You said "The steering lock on your...

Gadget Boy: You said "The steering lock on your bike is part of the triple clamp." Where do I find the triple clamp? What does it look like? I am also going to go and have my friend put his...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 12:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By harland
I have the standard ABS brakes that come on the...

I have the standard ABS brakes that come on the 06 1200 GS. I have read that they are linked but I have no way of verifying that other than the literature.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By harland
Also in reply to Bollocks, I was originally going...

Also in reply to Bollocks, I was originally going to do it with my farm manager who can usually fix anything in the way of cars and tractors. Be I have a PIAA light bar installed and the areoflow...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By harland
OK, I put the bike up on the center stand and...

OK, I put the bike up on the center stand and spun both the front and back wheels. No obstruction. Then turned the handle bars both right and left. No obstruction and they turned easily. So I got...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 10:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By harland
It is hard to describe, but when the handle bars...

It is hard to describe, but when the handle bars are turned about half way and I am applying the rear brake (all of this is at very slow speed) the handle bars refuse to turn further and thus the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By harland
Steering Freezes

I started to go for a ride this morning on my 06 GS. When I got to the end of the driveway and depressed the rear brake peg and turned the handlebars, about half way through the turn the front wheel...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By harland
I also have the ram mount. It works well. How...

I also have the ram mount. It works well. How did you hardwire the cigarette charger directly into the bike? I am not mechanically minded so will have to get the BMW technicians to do it, but for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By harland
XM Radio

I have an XM MyFi which has an earplug output and I am able to listen to it through an AutoComm, but it has a 5 volt electrical input which means that it cannot be wired directly to bike. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2006, 03:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By harland
XM Radio Mount

What is the best XM or Sirius radio to use on a 2006 R1200 GS? Since there is no radio, I will have to listen on earplugs and from what I have read, the Etymotic ER.4P are the best. Therefore, the XM...
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