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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Mtbcoach
Good idea and thanks for the link, good info... ...

Good idea and thanks for the link, good info...



Thanks for the ideas, will put in notes.

Thus far, we are spending day 1 in Front Royal, day 2 Peaks of Otter lodge, day 3 Blowing Rock, day...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-24-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Mtbcoach
Motoranch - thanks for the feedback, I rode that...

Motoranch - thanks for the feedback, I rode that route last year and will take the wife on it again this year. We are hotel, I can convince her to camp if we are in our Land Cruiser & Expedition...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,452
Posted By Mtbcoach
I mounted a set Sava tires, the same size, on my...

I mounted a set Sava tires, the same size, on my '13 GSw. They fit, didn't impair the ride although I had to adjust the tire pressure a bit to get the tires more round.

I had to use a strap...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Mtbcoach
Trip planning...Skyline/BRP/Maggie Valley...

I have coerced my wife into a moto vacation and I'm embarrassed to say that after living in NC for over 14 years, we have never driven the BRP. I've planned a week or so, starting in Cary NC, to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,578
Posted By Mtbcoach
It is a reflection of the dealer and how they...

It is a reflection of the dealer and how they treat their new bike customers. It is their obligation to get the work done for the bikes they sell. 2 months out for a 600 mile service on a new bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Mtbcoach
I put it on the side stand, then the center...

I put it on the side stand, then the center stand, guess I'm cautious when dismounting.

It is what it is, deal with it or not. I opted for a larger footprint and am contemplating cutting the nub...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-23-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Mtbcoach
Thinking about that option... ...

Thinking about that option...



Thanks...:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,411
Posted By Mtbcoach
That's not "worn", it's too clean of a slice from...

That's not "worn", it's too clean of a slice from what I can see in the pic...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
Cry Thanks for the links, I had not seen those...

Thanks for the links, I had not seen those before...



Thaaaaat's why I put the Akro on my GSA...:evil
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
X2, before moving to NC, my CA commute home from...

X2, before moving to NC, my CA commute home from the Silicon Valley to Santa Cruz was in the evening, on my KLR650, thru a high deer population like we have out here. I researched, talked to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-22-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 932
Posted By Mtbcoach
I'll be there, just don't know if I'll be on two...

I'll be there, just don't know if I'll be on two wheels or 4...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/2014%20R1200GSA/file_zps2ff9e208.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,184
Posted By Mtbcoach
Layman's approach is to get them all "in tune",...

Layman's approach is to get them all "in tune", slowly tension each until they are the same tone as a "good" spoke. Yet, when a wheel has been knocked out of true, just like your bicycle wheel, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,022
Posted By Mtbcoach
The ESA is technically for damping, not...

The ESA is technically for damping, not supporting, the spring does that. Yes, the spring is part of the ESA but the fault in the recall is with the shock if I understand it correctly. As you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,092
Posted By Mtbcoach
My dealer gave me a nice trade-in on my '13 GSw...

My dealer gave me a nice trade-in on my '13 GSw when I bought my '14 GSA, sold it as a CPO bike pretty quickly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 156,782
Posted By Mtbcoach
Don't skip the Moki Dugway (UT 261) and Valley of...

Don't skip the Moki Dugway (UT 261) and Valley of the Gods into Mexican Hat, did it last summer and its a must see/do...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 966
Posted By Mtbcoach
I like the OEM LED aux lights, they do light up...

I like the OEM LED aux lights, they do light up the sides of the road, which I like. The LED high beam is effective, both give me a good light pattern IMHO. Frankly, I've never understood trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Mtbcoach
Looks good, I opted for some old skool...

Looks good, I opted for some old skool pinstripes...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/2014%20R1200GSA/image_zps905bc7a9.jpg
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-13-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
I'm guessing moved again. Last time I was in...

I'm guessing moved again. Last time I was in buying filter and such, overheard an employee talking about it. One of the many reasons I drive to G-boro to buy my BMW's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mtbcoach
I put a set of the Sava tires (sold by RawHyde)...

I put a set of the Sava tires (sold by RawHyde) onto my '13 GSw in the 150/70 size. The local dealer didn't want to install so I did them myself. I needed to use the "strap technique" to seat the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-31-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Mtbcoach
We had a few challenges on the way down, one flat...

We had a few challenges on the way down, one flat and a few storms gave us a chance to test our resolve. Heading over to the events now...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,225
Posted By Mtbcoach
Sorry, can't follow up, sold it so I could pick...

Sorry, can't follow up, sold it so I could pick up a '14 GSA instead...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-25-2014, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Mtbcoach
My bad, thanks for clearing it up...:freaky

My bad, thanks for clearing it up...:freaky
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Mtbcoach
I can't imagine closing the museum for the rally...

I can't imagine closing the museum for the rally members only. I'm sure you can visit the museum without registering for the rally...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,397
Posted By Mtbcoach
Sure, not in the habit of chatting while riding...

Sure, not in the habit of chatting while riding my bike, more for group checkpoints and emergency than entertainment...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,397
Posted By Mtbcoach
I just carry my handheld Yeasu VX-6r...

I just carry my handheld Yeasu VX-6r...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,694
Posted By Mtbcoach
I put 12k on my '13 GSw and now have 1800 miles...

I put 12k on my '13 GSw and now have 1800 miles on '14 GSA, never had starting issues as the OP has had.

Addressing the stalling, have had it on the '14 GSA, mostly when starting from stop but a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-16-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Mtbcoach
I don't see any mention of the BMW RA ralley...

I don't see any mention of the BMW RA ralley listed anywhere on the Barber Motorsports Park website so it must not exist...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,033
Posted By Mtbcoach
Just passed 1800 miles, total MPG since owned =...

Just passed 1800 miles, total MPG since owned = 41mpg (according to computer), checked last 2 tanks with calculator, matched computer at 42mpg.

Roads mixed, 40% highway (72+mph), 30% freeway...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
Tag... ...

Tag...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/imagejpg1_zps30b666d5.jpg

Hint...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/imagejpg2_zps20d022ae.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
Sorry, fixed it...:thumb ...

Sorry, fixed it...:thumb

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/Mobile%20Uploads/5d080b61-546f-4495-b91c-6775916ca60b_zps43b06b95.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
Grab... ...

Grab...
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps3d2c3a3d.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-14-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 931
Posted By Mtbcoach
Not a member (yet), just committed to riding down...

Not a member (yet), just committed to riding down with a group organized by Carolina Euro, be my first rally, should be fun...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 316
Posted By Mtbcoach
I installed a set of the Sava tires from Rawhyde....

I installed a set of the Sava tires from Rawhyde. Dealer wouldn't do it, did it myself without issues. I did need to use a strap to get the bead set on the front...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,998
Posted By Mtbcoach
Picked mine up a month ago, both side and top...

Picked mine up a month ago, both side and top cases, no locks. I was told 10 days. I called 2 weeks later, had them in, took bike in the next week for first service and lock install, happy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4,534
Views: 172,945
Posted By Mtbcoach
Nice ride, looked like a good food. New guy had...

Nice ride, looked like a good food. New guy had no idea where or who anyone was with the several groups, oh well, maybe next time I'll know someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,367
Posted By Mtbcoach
From the back cover of the owner's manual... ...

From the back cover of the owner's manual...

http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/Mobile%20Uploads/49c82f67-5027-417c-a3e2-2655e3756632_zps03b3c297.jpg

I wonder what the harm would...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
Tag... ...

Tag...
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/imagejpg2_zps4f688547.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
Grab... ...

Grab...
http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t105/mtbcoach/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps123095b0.jpg
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
Good planning, I could have come direct but took...

Good planning, I could have come direct but took the long way. All good, really like that part of the county. I should have kept driving, I've taken a flight lesson there...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17,064
Views: 634,167
Posted By Mtbcoach
Heard email msg on the way, you got me by 15...

Heard email msg on the way, you got me by 15 min...
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