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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-17-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21,432
Views: 1,574,633
Posted By Woukie
Heh

This is my first time viewing this thread. I'm a Portland area R1200GS owner/operator. I didn't go too far back in the thread, but it sounds like you have regular Thursday evening meetings. Open to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,133
Posted By Woukie
Upgrade for 60CSx?

Can the Oregon 300 play well with the maps I bought and modified for my 60CSx? Mostly, I hope the Oregon series can accept downloaded maps from my PC -- the product collateral implies that it only...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,394
Posted By Woukie
Playing DVDs

I thought the issue with DVDs crossing nation boundaries was the region coding. Most DVDs are coded for a region--I think the USA is region 1, Europe is region 2 etc. The studios did this so they...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,622
Posted By Woukie
-1 Givi

I'm 4'29"
The stock screen is noisy for me, but the other issues don't bother me such as buffetting, wind thumping, etc.
I tried the tall Givi screen and hated it. It was noisier, and I did have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2007, 01:15 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,238
Posted By Woukie
Confusion

I installed TT risers before I learned of the ROX. The TTs are fine.
My questions are on the instructions posted here. It was stated that proper installation was to tighten the trailing bolts on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 586
Posted By Woukie
+1

I noticed a gas smell in the garage one day and couldn't figure it out until I toggled the bike's gas cap and realized it wasn't fully latched. It surprised me that such a small opening could create...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Woukie
Yeah, the improved mileage had stayed high back...

Yeah, the improved mileage had stayed high back in town, although its not quite as good as it was driving around eastern Oregon.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2007, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By Woukie
Sudden Improvement in Fuel Mileage

While my R1200GS had less than 5000 miles, I averaged about 42 miles per gal. On a trip to Hell (Hell's Canyon in eastern Oregon), I passed the 5000 mile odometer point and my mileage improved...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-01-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Woukie
Doc Brown

Is that SE 16th & Stark? I don't see Stark crossing through the NE.

Thanks,
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Woukie
Maybe . . .

I was hoping to hear other's success stories before handing over my wheels. Especially succes with BMW wheels that everyone goes all tantric when they're mentioned.

Maybe I'll try him - whats the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-30-2007, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,147
Posted By Woukie
Wheel Truing in Portland, OR??

I'm a bit particular about having my wheels true -- I've got an R1200GS with spoke wheels. The Gspot forum recommends sending the wheels to "Woody" in Colorado, but that seems like a hassle. Plus, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By Woukie
Spoke Music

Why do you say each spoke shouldn't necessarily sound the same when pinged? I thought that was the tried and true? And, I'm not sure what a flatness in pitch means?

Anyone ever used Portland's...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2007, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Woukie
Its not the electricity, its the spark

I don't see a problem with an electrical connection near gas or gas fumes. The concern I see is the potential for a spark near gas/fumes.

By design, the tank bag has to be removed to fuel the...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Woukie
Fuel Pump

I doubt the electrical connection for the fuel pump runs through your gas. Just like the electrical lines for a water pump in a fish tank don't go through the water.


Nonetheless, having open,...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Woukie
OK to place electrodes at gas filler?

Does anyone see a problem with this design? Those copper pins set in the ring on the gas tank are electodes attached to the battery that electrify the accompanying tank bag when its attached to the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-23-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By Woukie
Glad to have these guys in Portland area

The guys at BMW Western OR in Tigard are all right. I had a bit of run around on a wheel issue, but they wanted to do the right thing and ultimately it worked out. (Still not clear why it took two...
Forum: Australia 07-06-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By Woukie
Thanks,

Thanks for all the advice. I'll get the right gear -- I don't want to end up Tango Uniform half way along. I'll post a few pictures after the trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,131
Posted By Woukie
Got a Contact for BMW Legal??

Anyone have a contact for BMW's legal department for motorcycles?
My local dealer requested a warranty decision out of them a week ago on a simple wheel-out-of-true issue.
It takes more than a...
Forum: Australia 06-27-2007, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By Woukie
Thanks. The list I included above is pretty much...

Thanks. The list I included above is pretty much from the tour guide, except for the hydration pack and 'special' boots (their list just says boots). Just seems like overkill (and I don't want to...
Forum: Australia 06-26-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,676
Posted By Woukie
Whats Necessary Off-Road Gear for One Time Outback Trip?

I'm a road rider, but signed up for an 8 day off-road ride in Australia--Cairns to Cape York. Seems we'll be riding KLX 400s.
Folks are telling me I need lots of armor for my shins, knees, elbows,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,650
Posted By Woukie
Thanks, Fonzarelli

Its interesting to see others having the same issue. Why not switch to mag wheels and avoid the whole truing issue?

And, after getting the "Woody" treatment, have your wheels be true for many...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2007, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,650
Posted By Woukie
Thanks Gadget Boy. Did you stick with wire...

Thanks Gadget Boy. Did you stick with wire wheels? And have you been happy with them?

I like the idea of sending them to an expert for trueing, but don't want to go a week or two without wheels...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,650
Posted By Woukie
Eh? Spoke v. Mag Wheels: R1200 GS

When my local dealer replaced a puntured rear tire on my 2006 R1200GS, they handed back the wheel with tire and told me the spoke rim wasn't true and could be balanced. After some back and forth,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2007, 11:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 52,362
Posted By Woukie
Mixing it up

Thanks, I'm going to follow your suggestion (and it synced up pretty good with the dealer).

I have about 3500 miles on the Trailwings.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 52,362
Posted By Woukie
Different tire front - rear

Any opinions on mixing tires between front and rear? I have Bridgestone Trailwings (the stock tires) on the front and rear, but punctured the rear and must replace it. The dealer doesn't have any...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By Woukie
Its a nice place to mount the GPS - I was...

Its a nice place to mount the GPS - I was contemplating the same but hadn't worked out the mechanics yet. Looks good.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-22-2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By Woukie
WikiLoc

This site may be useful if enough people use it. It appears to be a wiki for GPS tracks. So far, the uploads are for Europe, but I see no reason this group can't exploit the other areas such as the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-22-2007, 11:52 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 121,863
Posted By Woukie
nooB with new 60CSx

I bought the 60 CSx a few weeks ago for many of the reasons discussed here: size, cost, accuracy, and battery op for off bike use. Here are some comments that may help:
1) Using the GPS isn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,550
Posted By Woukie
Plastic Key

My dealer told me the plastic key was only good for five go's and then it would crap out. Said that if forced to use the plastic key ride immediately to the nearest BMW dealer for a new metal key....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-03-2007, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By Woukie
Yahoo

BMW of Western Oregon, welcome to Portland. Its like free beer in a previously dry county--on a hot summer day.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2007, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 612,994
Posted By Woukie
Givi Screen

I just bought and installed the Givi screen. Huge mistake for me.
First, the mounting holes had to be drilled to accept the bolt sleeves from the original screen.
Then, I found the screen to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2007, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Woukie
For me the hardest part was finding a metric...

For me the hardest part was finding a metric sized drill bit. The "standard" sizes didn't quite do it.
Removing the tank is easy if its nearly empty. And, its interesting to see whats underneath. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 541
Posted By Woukie
Trying to get torqued off

Any suggestions for a good torque wrench?
I'd like to find one whose primarily scale is in N-m and a low range such as 5 to 40 N-m and with a 1/4 inch drive. I thought this would be easy to find....
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,351
Posted By Woukie
Helmets live in dog years

An online discussion of helmet standards claims that helmets have an approx. 5 year life from the date of manufacture. They go on to opine that online dealers do more volume and thus are less likely...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2007, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Woukie
Bluhduh Watch the top case

I have BMW saddle bags and like them fine. I don't / wouldn't use them for extended hard off-road though. But, I'm now considering adding a top case and would prefer to use the BMW Vario top case for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2007, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Woukie
Proper Adjustment will help too

The backfiring on my new bike reduced significantly after I properly adjusted the rocker arm clearance -- it had been delivered to me, new, with the rocker arms clearance less than the 0.05mm minimum.
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,090
Posted By Woukie
Same for me

I installed H&B with the same valve cover guard. On one side, the bars lightly contact the guard and on the other I have about a 1/4" space.
If this combination is bad, I'd like to hear about it. ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-01-2007, 06:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,808
Posted By Woukie
Maps / Topo for ZUMO

At Garmin's product page, e.g., http://www.garmin.com/products/zumo500/ they list map compatibility as including some topo maps (see the mapsource compatibility listing in the drop down in the lower...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-28-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,808
Posted By Woukie
Zumo

I hate asking basic questions, but can't figure it out from Garmin's website. What maps/regions are available for the ZUMO series? I see that some are preloaded with NA or regions of Europe. Can I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2007, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,645
Posted By Woukie
OK - you're my hero.

OK - you're my hero.
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