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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-21-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By CheckerdD
I like my 05 which has 100,000+ miles. I think...

I like my 05 which has 100,000+ miles. I think something that old is worth one heck of a lot less that the figures your throwing out. Take a look at the motorcycle blue book at www.mcnews.com...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,287
Posted By CheckerdD
I am thinking that is the spot where the parking...

I am thinking that is the spot where the parking light glows, but the motor won't run. I don't own an 1150. If you want to download a manual see www.carlsalter.com/bmw-service-manuals.asp Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By CheckerdD
Why don't you just send them to www.ohlinsusa.com...

Why don't you just send them to www.ohlinsusa.com Mine go there every couple of years. There is a form to fill out on the site where you tell em your weight, riding style, etc. They do seem to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By CheckerdD
If you have a 17 inch rear and a 19 front carry...

If you have a 17 inch rear and a 19 front carry an 18 inch tube.

But, if your desperate enough anything that will hold air can work. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By CheckerdD
In a word or two Heidenau K60. Do a search. ...

In a word or two Heidenau K60. Do a search. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By CheckerdD
I have been on BMW since the mid 80's. They do...

I have been on BMW since the mid 80's. They do go lot's of miles if maintained. So I am not put off to much by the mileage on the two bikes. And I do agree that two cylinders are a lot better than...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By CheckerdD
The bike will do this also when the brake fluid...

The bike will do this also when the brake fluid is low. There are four locations where the fluid could be low on a 2005. Handlebar, 2 under the gas tank IE in the servo mechanism box (see the twist...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,312
Posted By CheckerdD
My fuel economy and fill amounts do vary. But I...

My fuel economy and fill amounts do vary. But I don't think twice about it as long as it seems to average in the mid 40's. The biggest variances were riding across Russia last summer with some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,150
Posted By CheckerdD
If it does not grind, how do you know your in...

If it does not grind, how do you know your in gear.?
Note still April 1. Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,210
Posted By CheckerdD
Let me give you some history that may help you...

Let me give you some history that may help you interpret the posts you have seen on this thread. When BMW introduced the 1200 they assumed the oil in the final drive would last a lifetime. To...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-06-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,314
Posted By CheckerdD
Your doomed. I will give you $1500 for the bike...

Your doomed. I will give you $1500 for the bike no questions asked. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,296
Posted By CheckerdD
Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh my Ohlins.

Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh my Ohlins.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 862
Posted By CheckerdD
I would disconnect the battery count to 10 and...

I would disconnect the battery count to 10 and reconnect it. That causes Canbus to reset. If that would not work I would switch the battery with the one I have on my 800 just to isolate whether...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 35,852
Posted By CheckerdD
What a bore this is turning out to be. Dave

What a bore this is turning out to be. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,019
Posted By CheckerdD
Pardon me if i am bored to death. Heidenau K 60...

Pardon me if i am bored to death. Heidenau K 60 if you want to adventure off road, or TKC if shot trips off road. The rest are a bore. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-25-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,790
Posted By CheckerdD
Au: I own a 800 and have limited experience on...

Au: I own a 800 and have limited experience on the 700. No doubt the 800 is a better bike to ride. I suspect the difference is important only if off pavement is in your plans. Your going to need...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,800
Posted By CheckerdD
I bought a 2010 and rode it to Alaska then to...

I bought a 2010 and rode it to Alaska then to South America on the stock suspension. It was fine. When I got back to Reno NV I upgraded to Ohlins. That where better. Then I rode my F800 from...
Forum: Latin America 12-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By CheckerdD
I went from Alaska to Argentina in 2012. PM me...

I went from Alaska to Argentina in 2012. PM me if you have any questions. You can do it on a Harley. PM me if you have any specific questions.
Forum: Asia 12-24-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By CheckerdD
I don't want to sound impertinent, but you have...

I don't want to sound impertinent, but you have seriously underestimated the bureaucratic BS surviving in a formally totalitarian state. Do you seriously believe that you a foreigner can actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,291
Posted By CheckerdD
My opinion is to keep doing it. The designers of...

My opinion is to keep doing it. The designers of the bike considered this was a reasonable foreseeable use which they have to account for or face liability if someone sues. Also, think of how...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,038
Posted By CheckerdD
After 4 pages are you ready to comfrm that you...

After 4 pages are you ready to comfrm that you problem with tires might reflect a problem with your self? Dave.
Forum: Asia 11-19-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By CheckerdD
Web page for Yuri (and Svetlana) Is...

Web page for Yuri (and Svetlana) Is www.links-ltd.com phone +7(423)222-0887 South Korean freight expediter wendychoi2@gmail.com Strongly recommend both for their markets. Dave
Forum: Asia 11-18-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By CheckerdD
Russian insurance from Yuri, $90 US for 60 days...

Russian insurance from Yuri, $90 US for 60 days if memory serves. Liability only. No one writes comp and collision for Russia. That makes having secure parking really important. Check that box...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-13-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,341
Posted By CheckerdD
Response to Murph76: Long term BMW owners know...

Response to Murph76: Long term BMW owners know that if you buy one of their bikes, you pay more than you want, then you need to go out and immediately buy a aftermarket seat, then when the stock...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 35,852
Posted By CheckerdD
Diston: I am really pessimistic about getting...

Diston: I am really pessimistic about getting him out. I mean the people who say he has a Napoleon complex are right. The only way with normal procedure is the election scheduled for May with AM's...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 35,852
Posted By CheckerdD
My membership number is 354 and I am a director...

My membership number is 354 and I am a director of the club. Mostly the two directors with experience in running a business, Al and me have been excluded from running the club. The last board...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,341
Posted By CheckerdD
I rode a Tiger and was surprised how much I did...

I rode a Tiger and was surprised how much I did not like it. It was geared too high, and was too top heavy and power did not really come on till about 3500 RPM. I am in Madrid Spain today just...
Forum: Asia 09-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,180
Posted By CheckerdD
Rode Russia 2014

I flew the bike, an F800 GS, to Korea and had a good time riding there for three weeks. I and 5 friends got the ferry from Donghae to Vladivostok and rode across the country. I expect to cross into...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,710
Posted By CheckerdD
I tend to agree with this statement as the answer...

I tend to agree with this statement as the answer to the reliability part. I will tell you that the bikes with double overhead cams are quite a bit smoother than the single cams. I think that came...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 19,130
Posted By CheckerdD
I think these ask prices are fantasy world. But...

I think these ask prices are fantasy world. But if you think bikes are overpriced you ought to check out what art is going for. A decent Rothko or Kline is fetching 50 million. In 1950 Kline was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,964
Posted By CheckerdD
Maybe a stupid question. Arn't you guys worried...

Maybe a stupid question. Arn't you guys worried about hacking?

Something like, wow man, my bike went to full throttle, and the kill switch would not work. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,202
Posted By CheckerdD
There is a FAQ and index top of the page. Your...

There is a FAQ and index top of the page. Your questions are answered there. If you did not get a comfort seat, start with the aftermarket seats. Your going to need one. Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,956
Posted By CheckerdD
Do you know that lot's of Americans think 1/4 is...

Do you know that lot's of Americans think 1/4 is bigger than 1/3rd? Dave
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By CheckerdD
My experience is 800's never burn oil. Sorry I...

My experience is 800's never burn oil. Sorry I don't have part number on the fuel pump and I can't recall when they redesigned it but I think it was 2012. My guess is the new stator and flywheel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By CheckerdD
Sounds good to me I don't think there are any...

Sounds good to me I don't think there are any issues with the 2011. The only thing that comes to mind is it may have the old part number fuel pump and filter. That might be a problem at around 50k...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,449
Posted By CheckerdD
A friend of mine accidentally put a couple of...

A friend of mine accidentally put a couple of gallons of diesel in his K75. After he realized what happened he stopped at every gas station along I-5 and topped op with real gas which diluted the...
Forum: Latin America 07-21-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By CheckerdD
My experience in Central and South America is you...

My experience in Central and South America is you can get whatever brand they have on the shelf, not whatever you think you want. Those Brazilian built Pirellies will get you quite a way even if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By CheckerdD
First regarding tall. The 800 goes down farther...

First regarding tall. The 800 goes down farther than the 1200 when you sit on it, so it is not so tall when loaded. Secondly I am not a friend of ESA. It locks you into a very expensive system...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,519
Posted By CheckerdD
I am with the screw ESA and get Ohlins someday...

I am with the screw ESA and get Ohlins someday when the stock shocks wear out. 1) Your not out the big bucks till you have to get the Ohlins. 2) If you get the ESA now, they have you trapped like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,682
Posted By CheckerdD
I like the reply's that Jim VB occasionally makes...

I like the reply's that Jim VB occasionally makes to posts like this. He suggests one leave the bike on the side stand and look at the glass. If it is black, then there is oil in there and one can...
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