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Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 70,742
Posted By Gyromaniac
Do I really have to spend $174 on a stock battery?

Kinda scanned the battery chatter;
Local dealer gets $174 for the drop-in battery;
Odyssey at $137 seems to be a hit and miss (mostly miss) for the DIY.

Any suggestions before I buy the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2008, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By Gyromaniac
Generally I don't complain, but . . .

BMW Roadside Assistance?
I was out in central Montana on my 05 1200GS, returned to my bike after dinner, near dark, and the battery was totally flat. I tried to bump-start it to no avail; then I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,734
Posted By Gyromaniac
With all due respect for my dealer, I have done...

With all due respect for my dealer, I have done better in terms of bike (and auto) reliability by buying newish-used ones. FWIW
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,736
Posted By Gyromaniac
EWS: Am I missing something?

Am I the only one who feels this feature may have sounded like a good idea at the time to the pointy-headed engineers. . . but in the real world it's a source of new and imaginative strings of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2008, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,736
Posted By Gyromaniac
Pissed EWS left me nearly stranded

Sorry if this has been covered; I quickly scanned the 180+ pages on this topic.

This morning, after camping out at 5,300 feet near the divide in Montana, my 2005 1200GS gave me the EWS warning;...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2006, 10:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,688
Posted By Gyromaniac
Rain gear Ear plugs Visa or Mastercard ...

Rain gear
Ear plugs
Visa or Mastercard
Petzl light
BMW Owners of America Anonymous Book
Forum: Ride reports 09-30-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By Gyromaniac
Yep. That's Gyrodaughter. She talked him into...

Yep. That's Gyrodaughter. She talked him into taking the MSF course, and he's now M/C endorsed. They're looking for an F650 . . . it would be nice if they can do some riding, cuz we all know what...
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By Gyromaniac
Maybe it's time to update this pic. Here's the...

Maybe it's time to update this pic. Here's the "new" craft . . .a 1960 Cessna 182. I use it like a GS . . .finding nice places off pavement.
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2006, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By Gyromaniac
Yes, and in a house I designed and had built....

Yes, and in a house I designed and had built. Remember the recent spike in lumber prices? That was me. :eek1
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2006, 04:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By Gyromaniac
And don't forget the CHEESE. That's what makes it...

And don't forget the CHEESE. That's what makes it poutine.
Nah, I'll stick to their bacon and beer.
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2006, 10:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By Gyromaniac
Yes, the 1200 is handier for me. I've got TKC...

Yes, the 1200 is handier for me. I've got TKC 80's on it now, and it's great in gravel; tends to yaw in mud. I really miss certain characteristics of the 1150; it was truly the easiest bike I'd ever...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2006, 10:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By Gyromaniac
Thumb Howdy Rad! Yeah, I needed some technical...

Howdy Rad!

Yeah, I needed some technical advice, so here I am. :1drink

My oldest daughter got married last summer, and is nearly finished with college. Her husband owns a screen printing shop...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2006, 10:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By Gyromaniac
Man, we all look so young!!! Oh man, I...

Man, we all look so young!!!

Oh man, I remember some good times!

http://baldy.smugmug.com/photos/57522716-L.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By Gyromaniac
Maybe that WAS my ears burning. Hi Arbey!!...

Maybe that WAS my ears burning.

Hi Arbey!! and it's great to see your new black GS! I'm glad all's harmony for you. Karen's a lucky lady. Take care.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,957
Posted By Gyromaniac
I'm running TKC 80's now. I do about 30% dirt. I...

I'm running TKC 80's now. I do about 30% dirt. I really like them in gravel. I get a little yaw in mud, though.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2006, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 896,708
Posted By Gyromaniac
Another vote for the Aerostich one-piece...

Another vote for the Aerostich one-piece Roadcrafter.

I love it, but I DON'T ask "Does this make my butt look fat?" :lol3
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-23-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Gyromaniac
Both Kalispell and Missoula have a nice selection...

Both Kalispell and Missoula have a nice selection of art galleries. Missoula just reopened their re-furbished Art Museum, if you enjoy that sort of thing. A fun place to shop in Missoula is Rockin'...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-23-2006, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By Gyromaniac
I've lived in Montana for 23 years. There's...

I've lived in Montana for 23 years. There's business in Montana?:rofl
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 784
Posted By Gyromaniac
Hi Greg, I purchased and had my local shop...

Hi Greg,

I purchased and had my local shop wire in these lights. I have only put about 4K miles on my 1200GS, and the lights have become intermittent. Voltage is good to the fixtures, which might...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-20-2006, 11:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,092
Posted By Gyromaniac
Howdy to you, cRAsH. :smooch Thanks for the...

Howdy to you, cRAsH. :smooch

Thanks for the honor.
Remember way back before this forum became a huge bunch of unruly rogues??
When it was just a small bunch of unruly rogues?! :rofl
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-19-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,092
Posted By Gyromaniac
Totally non-sequitur . . .

but I saw the perfect bumper sticker today:

WALMART:
Wages . .. Always Lowest . . .ALWAYS :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2006, 08:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gyromaniac
OGSWTT and other suggestions

JohnJen,
Thanks for the resources. I really appreciate it!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2006, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,199,730
Posted By Gyromaniac
Stripped down for the dirt

Dusty day in Montana
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gyromaniac
Let's see . . I use my book, figuring the...

Let's see . . I use my book, figuring the engineers know more than I ever will. (Whether or not they RIDE as much as all of us do, that's another matter, right?)

I use the one-up settings:
Front...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 09:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gyromaniac
You are SO right. May I rephrase that to say: ...

You are SO right.
May I rephrase that to say:

And a BF would look absolutely silly riding pillion behind me.

I hope you feel better about it, now. I do. :rofl



BTW Thanks, all, for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 08:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gyromaniac
Like I said, (with all due respect) I'm not...

Like I said, (with all due respect) I'm not interested in a GF, and a BF would look pretty silly riding pillion behind me. . . .nah, we gotta think of some other way to get the 1200 smoothed out. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 08:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gyromaniac
You're very astute, Perry. GF = NOT my type.

You're very astute, Perry.

GF = NOT my type.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2006, 03:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,596
Posted By Gyromaniac
This is where I have a problem with my 1200. We...

This is where I have a problem with my 1200. We have a lot of opportunity to take Montana sweepers at 80-90 but the 1200 feels unstable compared to the trusty 1150, rock solid at all speeds and all...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-16-2006, 10:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,092
Posted By Gyromaniac
Geez . . I come back to this forum after a long...

Geez . . I come back to this forum after a long truancy, and there's a bunch of courteous ADV riders right in my own backyard!
What's the neighborhood coming to?! :lol3

Hope to see you all...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,857
Posted By Gyromaniac
More Baja questions

Wow! All this helpful news is perfect timing for an intended ride to Baja on the 1200 in mid April. Sounds like all I need to do is locate the keys to my Jesse's; make sure both Tourances have good...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2005, 09:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,070
Posted By Gyromaniac
Sounds like Hammersley's has a better liner. I'm...

Sounds like Hammersley's has a better liner. I'm inclined to try them.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 11:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gyromaniac
Howdy Rad, Thanks for the cordial words. I...

Howdy Rad,
Thanks for the cordial words.
I finally got DSL here in ol' Montanny, so downloads are faster.

I'm doing great, just finished building a new house and garage, so it was time to go...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 04:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,070
Posted By Gyromaniac
Bag liners

Good idea.

FN in MT if you haven't found liners yet, here's something FWIW:
I bought a set of fabric liners from Kathy's.
Because the inside seams are not finished, there is continual...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gyromaniac
Yes, but I decided I'd help my children in...

Yes, but I decided I'd help my children in advance. I shall spend their inheritance so there will be no unseemly arguing over money when I'm gone. :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gyromaniac
1200GS Throttle Question

Hello all,

Pardon some repetition here, but if there was any discussion of the 1200's twitchy throttle characteristics, I missed it.

My question: Has anyone else noticed overly-sensitive...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,293
Posted By Gyromaniac
Howdy, I just put nearly 2K miles on my new...

Howdy,

I just put nearly 2K miles on my new 1200 with the BMW tank bag. It was the only option at my local BMW dealer, and because I was leaving right after my 600-mile service, I had no choice...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 10:02 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,972
Posted By Gyromaniac
A large pizza will feed a family of four.

A large pizza will feed a family of four.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 10:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,972
Posted By Gyromaniac
She's fine, thanks. Going to college, dating a...

She's fine, thanks. Going to college, dating a graphic artist.

BTW, Do you knw the difference between a graphic artist and a large pizza?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,972
Posted By Gyromaniac
Which one?

Which one?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2005, 09:53 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,972
Posted By Gyromaniac
Hi All, Been a long time since I posted, so...

Hi All,

Been a long time since I posted, so pardon any faux-pas . . .

I rekindled my ADV password to:

1) Find a decent light bar option for my new 1200 (Which I did, thanks to GMTmoto) ...
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