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Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,127
Posted By blesk
selling a tall windscreen, 2009 R1200 GS

This picture shows exactly what the tall BMW OEM windscreen looks like compared to the regular one. Excellent condition. I bought it new from dealer, used it on one road trip. Sold bike. Make offer,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,653
Posted By blesk
Nice pics

Interesting ride report. Thanks for sharing the story!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,159
Posted By blesk
Still loving my Bags Connection tank bag. Huge...

Still loving my Bags Connection tank bag. Huge capacity, even helmet visors fit. Quick connect eliminates straps.
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 88,504
Posted By blesk
When I flew to Idaho a few years ago I WORE my...

When I flew to Idaho a few years ago I WORE my moto gear and carried my helmet. The rental car people had some questions when I set my helmet on their counter.
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2012, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 157,882
Posted By blesk
Just back from Northern AZ, had to leave with the...

Just back from Northern AZ, had to leave with the snowstorm. Glad to see you'll be doing a map soon!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,452
Posted By blesk
pulling out the rear seal

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8340/8211608753_d24a04bcfc.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59906743@N03/8211608753/)
IMAG0652 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59906743@N03/8211608753/) by...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,244
Posted By blesk
:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl A couple of weekends...

:rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl

A couple of weekends ago, crossing Texas, we hit a section of dirt. My friend says " oh you must have the K1300 O, the off road version."
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 22,244
Posted By blesk
Impressive turning skills in that video, but it...

Impressive turning skills in that video, but it does sound like a food processor :D
Forum: Vendors 09-11-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 157,882
Posted By blesk
Given that Butler map distributors seem...

Given that Butler map distributors seem concentrated in the country's best motorcycling destinations, your situation calls for a far flung road trip. "Honey I'll be back in a week or two, I need to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-20-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 1,076
Views: 48,657
Posted By blesk
:lurk I was going to check out the roads before...

:lurk
I was going to check out the roads before signing up, but with those kinds of events, who could resist?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-18-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 306,464
Posted By blesk
Wow, just became a fan of HDR. Subscribed!

Wow, just became a fan of HDR. Subscribed!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-18-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By blesk
BMW rally in Sedalia

You may have seen a bunch of GSs headed to the big annual BMW event in Sedalia, MO.
Forum: Vendors 07-18-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 157,882
Posted By blesk
It finally hit me, the reason why your maps work...

It finally hit me, the reason why your maps work so well for me. Generally I'm traveling a long distance in one direction across many states. I'd happily add 100 miles to hit a really great road;...
Forum: Vendors 05-24-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 157,882
Posted By blesk
Talking found

Saw my first Butler map riding in the Hill Country with a K-bike group a few weeks ago. Great website, great maps. Just placed my first order, can't wait to try them out.
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 895,194
Posted By blesk
Never thought about the facing east thing. That's...

Never thought about the facing east thing. That's why it's so pleasant to hang out there. The sun's not in your face blinding you. The porch, essential to any Big Bend trip.
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 895,194
Posted By blesk
Can you please post the campsites? I get out...

Can you please post the campsites? I get out there several times a year myself. Big Bend State Park has great primitive camping.

Al, looking forward to your Big Bend report.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,722
Posted By blesk
That is a shiny easy to use tool but by using a...

That is a shiny easy to use tool but by using a strip of plastic cut from a silverware tray I can claim to have done it with "things you have lying around the house". That's something, no?
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 408
Views: 111,604
Posted By blesk
I'm in awe.

I'm in awe.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,722
Posted By blesk
Well, Jim, I religiously follow your DVD for my...

Well, Jim, I religiously follow your DVD for my maintenance. In fact it sits permanently in my DVD player's carousel. Just this once, I thought, hey I'll just Google it. Lesson learned. I did get...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,722
Posted By blesk
since I don't have a wife

Since I don't have a wife, I ended up lying down and kicking the wheel around in 6th gear with my foot, after removing the spark plugs.

Both suggestions, the strip of plastic and the nail set...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2011, 08:23 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 33,944
Posted By blesk
The ideal solution here is finding a boyfriend...

The ideal solution here is finding a boyfriend with a top box on HIS bike.
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2011, 08:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,087
Posted By blesk
Wow, the Montana looks great.

Wow, the Montana looks great.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-07-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By blesk
Better maps?

On a slightly separate note, can anyone recommend supplemental maps? Like topo or smaller roads. I seem to be in Zumo maps "white space" an awful lot.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-07-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By blesk
Interesting diversity of opinions. The cost...

Interesting diversity of opinions.

The cost for updates, lifetime for the one Zumo 660 device, was $89.99. Astonishingly enough they charged downloadable sales tax of $7.42. Huh? Never saw that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-06-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By blesk
Pissed Garmin - antique map info anyone?

Zumo was two years old. Kept prompting me for updated maps. Fine. Not a bad idea I guess. Coughed up the cash. The update tied up my PC for several HOURS over a very fast connection. It'll be worth...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 6,638
Views: 2,637,403
Posted By blesk
You asked, all camping gear loaded. Still...

You asked, all camping gear loaded. Still thinking about getting some panniers. But after 35K without them, and the Cabelas waterproof duffel working quite well it's hard to justify.
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 31,341
Posted By blesk
Thanks Kevin! Saved your list, to assemble before...

Thanks Kevin! Saved your list, to assemble before next road trip.

You make a great point. My GS didn't even come with a spark plug puller and the bash plate required three different size sockets...
Forum: Ride reports 02-04-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 31,341
Posted By blesk
broke wrist first day back?

That's a mark of excellent planning, that you waited till you were back from your trip to break your wrist.

Great RR! Thanks. Makes me want to take that trip. You all seem adept at fixing your...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-21-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 154,742
Posted By blesk
I'm IN

Never been to Sipapu. It's on the calendar!:D
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,156
Posted By blesk
long tall pants

Here they are
http://roadgear.com/Technical_Wear/Pants/Tierra_del_Fuego_PantsOverpants/

If I remember I bought mine from Competition Accessories, not directly from roadgear.
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,156
Posted By blesk
Don't give up

After an exhaustive search I found a pair of 32 waist 36 inseam about a year ago. Will post details when I get home. The style was something like del fuego.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,672
Posted By blesk
fascinating stuff

Watched all five. Wow! Incredible the orchestration between robots and humans.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 34,159
Posted By blesk
Mount w bag

Yea my bag came with the mount. I've had it over a year and still not mounted because I'm wondering how gas fill-ups would go with the extra height added by the adapter. Because the cap doesn't open...
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By blesk
ok then, no worries

Thanks, guys. Happy to know it's just one of those items on the dealer checklist like "check center stand for free movement."
Forum: The Garage 09-20-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By blesk
AGM battery scheduled maintenance

The BMW maintenance schedules have "charge AGM" every 6K. I see the specialized $165 gizmo to accomplish this.

Since I'm riding my 2009 1200GS nearly every day and live in a warm climate, is this...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 03:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,190
Posted By blesk
melting plastic

Yikes. Yes here in Texas you'd think that would have melted mine by now at 24K but it's probably just statistics who happens to hit the sun just right to get the magnifier melt, or maybe a certain...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By blesk
2009 GS does it too

My 2009 at 24K miles, has and has always had slight backfire on deceleration. I've mentioned it to dealers when bringing in for service. They respond with a platitude and nothing changes.

I guess...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,167
Posted By blesk
waterproof?

I've found that anything with zippers, even the "scuba" zippers leaks riding in extended heavy rain. Roll top is the only thing I've found that's truly waterproof, and yes it is a pain in the neck to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By blesk
all good suggestions

All, I appreciate the thoughtful suggestions, glad to know I'm not out to lunch wanting to measure stuff below what my big torque wrench does.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,523
Posted By blesk
Thanks! ordered the Proxxon.

Thanks! ordered the Proxxon.
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