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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,971
Posted By Lokey
C5-6 fused in my neck back in 1994. No problems,...

C5-6 fused in my neck back in 1994. No problems, although I didn't ride for 2 1/2 years after the surgery. I kept having dreams of my head popping off if I got in a wreck.

Broke my back when I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,218,459
Posted By Lokey
Riding season is over up here until next...

Riding season is over up here until next spring.:becca

This pic is from my next to the last ride of the year: Eagle Lake in Northern California....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,578
Posted By Lokey
I don't know about the new '14 F800 Adventure,...

I don't know about the new '14 F800 Adventure, but I rode a '11 F800GS on a 9000 mile trip in the summer of 2012 and I now own a 2012 R1200GSA.

My impression of the two bikes:

F800;
The stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,383
Posted By Lokey
'96 1100GS: I didn't realize just how bad my...

'96 1100GS:
I didn't realize just how bad my shocks were until I replaced them with a new set of Wilburs. It was like a whole different bike, much more planted in corners both on and off road. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By Lokey
Not ignorance at all. I have been a mechanic...

Not ignorance at all. I have been a mechanic (first twenty or so on bikes) for over 40 years and I have learned what noises are worth worrying about. For the first ten years that I rode bikes I rode...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,082
Posted By Lokey
Sometimes engines just make noise. I have owned...

Sometimes engines just make noise. I have owned many motorcycles from different manufactures and all of them make various noises. The rattle you are hearing seems to be common on late boxers and also...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,537
Posted By Lokey
I was recently in the market for a GS to replace...

I was recently in the market for a GS to replace the F800 that I sold to a friend of mine. I started looking at used bikes (I never buy vehicles new) and was shocked at the asking prices for used...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By Lokey
Do you mean that you only have a 1000 miles on...

Do you mean that you only have a 1000 miles on your bike? Or after cleaning it and riding 1K miles it is black?

I suspect that it is soot (unburnt fuel) rather than oil residue. Soot is normal and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,488
Posted By Lokey
I switched from Harley's to Beemers about five...

I switched from Harley's to Beemers about five years ago. I too, am 6' with a 32' inseam. My current bike is a '12 GSA and while it is a bit tall, I find that I like the seating position too much to...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 34,498
Posted By Lokey
Last year I put a set of K60's on my GS in...

Last year I put a set of K60's on my GS in Fairbanks for the ride to Deadhorse. I then went on the Top of The World Highway and over to ride the Dempster. They not only lasted until I got home...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,281
Posted By Lokey
Man up. It is not all THAT terrible to sell your...

Man up. It is not all THAT terrible to sell your own bike. I have bought and sold a couple of dozen bikes in my lifetime and I have yet to have a serious emotional trauma over the process.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,717
Posted By Lokey
I have owned both bikes so I do have a bit of...

I have owned both bikes so I do have a bit of perspective. My 1100GS started life as a R1100R. I decided I wanted a GS and when the opportunity came up to purchase a wrecked 1100GS, I bought it and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 109,223
Posted By Lokey
Flowers outside of Saint George BC

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Other/Riding-pics/i-kgWzjzC/0/XL/Canadian%20flowers%20outside%20of%20Prince%20Geroge%203-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,157
Posted By Lokey
And having never ridden one you are qualified to...

And having never ridden one you are qualified to pass judgement on how comfortable they are?????

I have toured on large bikes before, in my case, a 2004 HD Electra Glide Classic. A wonderful and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4,077
Views: 563,293
Posted By Lokey
Bridge at Teslin, Yukon Territory.

I don't have a picture of my bike on it. No room to stop and so far, the scariest bridge I have ever ridden on due to the steel grating making the front end wander everywhere. Also there was random...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 98,518
Posted By Lokey
We Don't do no Stinkin' Trailers

Leaving for Alaska:
http://highpower.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2011-BMW-F800GS/i-hvnbcsq/0/XL/bike%20001-XL.jpg

On the Cassair Hwy heading to Hyder:...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,313
Posted By Lokey
True. But I never said that there weren't issues,...

True. But I never said that there weren't issues, just the the 'net tends to magnify them. Anyway a moot point since the OP decided to go with a ST.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,313
Posted By Lokey
Many years ago I decided I wanted a reliable car....

Many years ago I decided I wanted a reliable car. I had heard so many good things about Toyota's I decided to buy one. Nice car, but boring as hell. I reminded me of a appliance, it would certainly...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 01:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,540
Posted By Lokey
^^^^^ This. I was in the market for a GS...

^^^^^
This.

I was in the market for a GS and did a ton of research and came to the same conclusion. I found a 2012 with 3K miles and so far I am very happy.

I believe that proper servicing...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 764,472
Posted By Lokey
Yes they will. I am going to install a set of...

Yes they will. I am going to install a set of these:

http://highpower.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2011-BMW-F800GS/i-vSn9MD8/0/XL/IMG_0939-XL.jpg

They have a spring with a ball detent and flip up or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 764,472
Posted By Lokey
Made some footpeg mounts today. I wanted to add...

Made some footpeg mounts today. I wanted to add some freeway pegs so I can stretch my legs out from time to time. I don't like any of the clamp on types I have seen to date, so I decided to weld some...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Lokey
On my R1100GS the mirror snapped at where the...

On my R1100GS the mirror snapped at where the stem met the threads. Since the mirror part was OK, I just TIG welded it back together. Other than that, maybe check Beemer Boneyard.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By Lokey
Don't let these baseless fears ruin your trip, I...

Don't let these baseless fears ruin your trip, I am not saying that something bad couldn't happen, it's just that the likelihood is rather small. I have traveled quite a bit by myself on a motorcycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 764,472
Posted By Lokey
I'd be glad to. Don't know how much time we would...

I'd be glad to. Don't know how much time we would have as I am relocating to Susanville. Pm me for contact info. We could meet in Parkfield which is close to halfway and then ride out from there.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Lokey
107 in Baker...and humid due to the rain. I will...

107 in Baker...and humid due to the rain. I will say that I was a bit tired by the time I got home.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Lokey
Tom has a sense of humor much like mine. We spent...

Tom has a sense of humor much like mine. We spent most of the time while I was signing the papers giving each other a hard time.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 764,472
Posted By Lokey
I've it many times. I would have come home that...

I've it many times. I would have come home that way except I knew I would it be dark and 58 is infested with deer.
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2013, 12:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By Lokey
It would be easier to read if your text color was...

It would be easier to read if your text color was white instead of black. Other than that, good luck with your trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 764,472
Posted By Lokey
I flew to Las Vegas and rode it home. 464 miles...

I flew to Las Vegas and rode it home. 464 miles in 7 1/2 hours. Dodged desert monsoon rains/flash floods and high winds. What a hoot!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Lokey
New GSA

Well, I just got home from picking up my 'new' GSA. I found this 2012GSA at the BMW dealer in Las Vegas. I was not really looking to spend as much as I wound up paying for it, but it was so clean and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,536
Posted By Lokey
A similar thing happened to me.........

I was riding my R1100GS on some pretty rough fire roads and when I stated to leave after having stopped, the same thing happened to me. Turns out the u joint had broken and the shaft was being held...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,246
Posted By Lokey
I found that the ROX risers worked pretty well...

I found that the ROX risers worked pretty well for me. Kind of a PITA to tighten a couple bolts, but other than that, I like the fact that they can be adjusted fore and aft.


...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,592
Posted By Lokey
With a new (custom ) seat and a taller windshield...

With a new (custom ) seat and a taller windshield the F800 is a fine bike for long distance. Last summer I rode mine to Prudoe Bay then around a bit (9000) miles in three weeks. I was never...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,656
Posted By Lokey
I'm usually not one to comment on threads, but...

I'm usually not one to comment on threads, but your photographs are awesome. I rode to the same places last summer and I don't recall them looking as good as your pics (of course I barely saw the sun...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,167
Posted By Lokey
My F8 does exactly the same thing (fifth gear...

My F8 does exactly the same thing (fifth gear pulsing) with about 14K miles on it. I feel it is a product of riding for two weeks in the rain in Canada and Alaska and not being able to lube the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,966
Posted By Lokey
Here is a picture of the freeway pegs and mounts....

Here is a picture of the freeway pegs and mounts. I cannot say enough how great it was to be able to move my legs around. It made those long days in the saddle much more bearable.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,966
Posted By Lokey
Wasn't the weather mostly just awful? I too, had...

Wasn't the weather mostly just awful? I too, had days where I got on the bike in the rain in the morning and it rained the whole day.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,966
Posted By Lokey
I took lots of pictures when it wasn't raining. I...

I took lots of pictures when it wasn't raining. I certainly thought of doing a ride report, but my photographic skills aren't all that great and neither is (are?) my writing abilities. I still have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-15-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,966
Posted By Lokey
F800GS Long Distance Report

I recently returned from a solo ride to Alaska on my F800GS. Total distance was 9014 miles in 21 days. I thought I would post a quick report on how the F8 performed and how the various pieces of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-12-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,372
Posted By Lokey
+1 The only time i have found my F800 to be...

+1
The only time i have found my F800 to be unstable is when I have a gusting crosswind. Unfortunately, the area where I live is windy most of the time. Oddly, the forward pegs I put on my bike seem...
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