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Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By izzy's
Just checked for a buddy. It you purchase a used...

Just checked for a buddy. It you purchase a used bike with Ohlin shocks each std. GS length shock can be lowered up to 1 1/2" for a little over $100 each, according to a rebuilder. That should get...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By izzy's
I know you just want opinions on the Hornig Side...

I know you just want opinions on the Hornig Side Stand Foot but, HOCKEY PUCK.......why make it complicated?
I guess it may depend on whether you want function or to look good, although IMO the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By izzy's
My opinion is that it will be easier to sell...

My opinion is that it will be easier to sell being a lowered model. There are a ton of guys 6' and under that would love a GS but shy away because of the seat height. The lowered option is a big...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By izzy's
Found the problem, brake light was bad. Thanks...

Found the problem, brake light was bad.
Thanks anyway...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS warning light

This is an '04 1150 GS with 78,000 miles. On the instrument panel underneath the "BRAKE FAILURE" light there is another warning light that has a triangle with an exclamation "!" in the middle, all...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,154
Posted By izzy's
Sargent, Sargent, Sargent, by far my favorite. ...

Sargent, Sargent, Sargent, by far my favorite. You said it was great on your VStrom, why try something different.
Forum: Ride reports 10-21-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,846
Posted By izzy's
How much was the ferry portion of the trip? I...

How much was the ferry portion of the trip? I rode up there 2 years ago and wanted to do the ferry but skipped it because of timing and just couldn't figure out exactly what the cost would be.
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By izzy's
Funny you should suggest this. Actually my first...

Funny you should suggest this. Actually my first thought was to just say "f" it and buy a trampoline.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By izzy's
A bunch of good ideas, thanks. The safety...

A bunch of good ideas, thanks. The safety glasses too!
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By izzy's
pennies

I've heard of the penny technique, will it work with a spring within a spring? You know BMW must try to "one up" everyone else.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By izzy's
side stand and center stand springs

Very soon I'll be swapping a bunch of parts from one BMW to another. Part of the project is skid plates, side stands and center stands. The challenge is stretching the stand springs to reattach...
Forum: Vendors 09-29-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 350,829
Posted By izzy's
hand warmers

I've had a pair of these hand warmers for several years and they work great. They enable me to wear my light fingerless gloves even during cold weather. Not only are they good for warmth but will...
Forum: Regional forums 09-09-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By izzy's
Spot

Just leave it on and the owner can just come to your location, at the very least within a few feet. I'd like to hear the owner telling his buddies that he lost his SPOT, I know what reaction I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By izzy's
mounting Rotopax

Go to the Rotopax website and look at their photos, there are several pics of different mounting ideas.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By izzy's
RT rims

I thought the front rim on an RT is smaller than on a GS. Might want to check it out before you get too far into it.
As my wife can tell you though I can be wrong.
Izzy
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,658
Posted By izzy's
Wink Canadian flag girls

I rode from Arkansas to AK 2 years ago. When I tell stories about the trip the very pretty Canadian flag girls are often mentioned, it is very common to see them at road construction zones. I was...
Forum: The Garage 05-28-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By izzy's
battery charger question

Just purchased a my first gel battery and am wondering about the proper charger. Right now I've got the old traditional reliable Battery Tender but would like to know if this charger is the best. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,463
Posted By izzy's
Spot

Get a SPOT GPS satellite messenger. Your distress message will be "not hurt but send some help". The receiver of the message will know within 10-12 ft your exact location.
Get on the road. When I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,583
Posted By izzy's
brakes and curves

My experience has been that braking in curves is a gamble whether you have ABS or not. Do some research on "Safe Motorcycle Riding" and it will state several times that when you brake in a curve you...
Forum: Ride reports 04-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 110,775
Posted By izzy's
Judgebill/BC

Bill,
I'm assuming you are the same Bill (who was a judge from CA) I met in Fort Nelson,BC,Canada July 2012. You were on the trip with a younger kid both of you on BMW 1600's. I am from Arkansas...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,161
Posted By izzy's
Gs

It is not going to hurt these bikes to fall over. When it gets to the point that you cannot stop it GET OUT OF THE WAY. Mine have fallen over numerous times with no problems. A buddy was trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By izzy's
Whichever bike you keep you will want to keep the...

Whichever bike you keep you will want to keep the bigger gas tank. I've got an adventure size tank I traded for years ago that I will never let go of and stays on the bike I ride.
Sounds like you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By izzy's
One more thing

If you want the bike and the price seems reasonable to you, BUY IT!
Things you do for fun are not suppose to be good investments.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,223
Posted By izzy's
Low mileage GS

In September I purchased an '04 1150 GS (not adventure) 2700 miles, looked like it just left the showroom except for some small bug splats, with BMW bags, no other farkles, new tires, new battery,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,140
Posted By izzy's
bike storage

This summer I purchased an '04 1150 GS with 2600 miles that had been stored at a mini storage in Seattle for the several years. We changed the fluids (including brake flush), new battery, drained...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 491,725
Posted By izzy's
I read the caption. So a cute caption gives you...

I read the caption. So a cute caption gives you a handicap parking pass? Around here you might just get an old fashioned redneck ass kickin for doing that.

From your response it sounds like...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 491,725
Posted By izzy's
Handicapped

Unless you are actually physically handicapped, parking in a handicapped spot is a very classless move.
We have a business with several handicapped customers who struggle to get out of their car and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,114
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS wind noise

For me the CalSci windshield works the best. CalSci hasn't been mentioned so thought I'd throw it in the mix. I'd also recommend ear plugs.
Good luck,
Izzy
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 74,366
Posted By izzy's
Palo Duro Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon is beautiful. It is a shame that most of it is on private property and not accessible to the public.
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By izzy's
Good place to eat

At the intersection on 120 and 395 there is a big gas station/cafe/grocery store operation. The owner's wife is a trapeeze (spelling?) artist and has one set up out front. The story told to me is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By izzy's
R1200GS rear axle leak question

First I am posing this question for a buddy, personally I ride 1150 GS's.
On the front side of the rear axle (hole in the middle of the axle) there is oil residue that dirt has collected. It seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By izzy's
1150 GS cover, priced right

I just lucked out and purchased an '04 1150 GS that has mostly been in storage since it was bought new in 2003 that only has 2822 miles. It looks new and my plans are to only let my "school marm"...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,465
Posted By izzy's
Stickers stay with me

My first BMW was an '04 1150 GS Adventure. My 2nd and 3rd BMWs were '04 1150 (std.) GS. These bikes have about 15,000 miles on them when purchased and get replaced at about 75,000 miles. Each time...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By izzy's
Tobinators

Earplugs.
Tried the tobinators and ended up selling them to a guy on ADV. Right now I'm using a CalSci windshield and earplugs. A dual sport has a lot of wind noise. If you need a quiet ride buy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By izzy's
Abs

ABS and brakes are now working fine. Apparently the ABS needed to reset itself. We turned the switch on and off a few times, engaged brakes with engine running and not running. Whatever fault it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By izzy's
'04 1150 GS, ABS problem

Speaking for a friend of mine.
The bike is an '04 1150 GS with 2350 miles on it. It has been in storage the last 8 years in the Seattle, WA area. We have changed all the fluids, changed tires, new...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By izzy's
Mr. Gone

I'm 6'0, 175 lbs..
Your offer to try yours on is very nice however if you can compare my size to you and recommend a size that will probably be sufficient.
If you happen to be in West Little Rock...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By izzy's
BMW ProRain 3

Will this suit fit comfortably over a riding jacket with armor? When the rain starts and you are on the side of the road how fast and how easy is it to get on?
Izzy
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,031
Posted By izzy's
seurity

A friend of mine who is big into guns keeps an EMPTY holster strapped in a very visible location on his 1150 GS. It may not stop everyone but I'm sure there are people that wonder who is riding this...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,160
Posted By izzy's
Interesting post, maybe not for everyone

To me this is an interesting post and ADV Rider is a good audience to present it to.
I've ridden to or through Moab about a dozen times over the last 7-8 years from Little Rock, Arkansas on a BMW...
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