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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 05:20 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,180
Posted By BikerBill
Simba, Now you're no longer a stranger to...

Simba,

Now you're no longer a stranger to motoadventures. You did good and nothing bad happened, but if it did you'd figure it out.

I recall getting ready for my first long bike trip in 1976....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 769
Posted By BikerBill
Congrats on the new bike! I recently bought a...

Congrats on the new bike! I recently bought a used 2008GSA and love it! I spent forever searching for the right bike. Also, learned a lot about these great bikes in the process.

I plan to buy a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,757
Posted By BikerBill
Yep, I carry a cover for the bike. Been doing...

Yep, I carry a cover for the bike. Been doing that for years. Been in lots of storms, and never had one get blown over(;>)

Doesnt take up much room at all. On the Beemer with Micatech panniers, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6,767
Views: 1,227,304
Posted By BikerBill
Installed new rear brake pads on my '08 GSA....

Installed new rear brake pads on my '08 GSA. Also, inspected drive shaft and lubed splines. The shaft looks like new. Service FD.
Forum: Alaska 05-01-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By BikerBill
How long will you be in Kentucky? What part of...

How long will you be in Kentucky? What part of Kentucky will you visit?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By BikerBill
FB, Why do you want to replace the ESA...

FB,

Why do you want to replace the ESA shocks? Just curious. My 08 has ESA.

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,510
Posted By BikerBill
Pete, So, the oil isn't the issue? Or is it?

Pete,

So, the oil isn't the issue? Or is it?
Forum: Alaska 04-29-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By BikerBill
Vacation request has been approved. I will depart...

Vacation request has been approved. I will depart Kentucky on July 10. Not sure of route to Canada yet. Plan to ride the Dalton and Dempster with a side trip or two if I can work it out.
Forum: Upcoming 04-28-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By BikerBill
I've never attended any rally before, so this...

I've never attended any rally before, so this should be interesting. I'd like to ride some gravel or dirt roads on the GSA if it's not too difficult. It's been decades since I did any real off road....
Forum: Alaska 04-28-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By BikerBill
Alaska July 2015

We'll pass each other near the Canadian Border. What's your route south?
Forum: Alaska 04-27-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By BikerBill
Alaska From Kentucky July 2015

I'm planning to depart Kentucky July 10 for Alaska. Anyone else from the area headed that way? I'm solo so far but I'd like to meet up with another rider for all or part of the ride.

I'm a camper...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,185
Posted By BikerBill
R1200gsa

I recently bought my first R1200GSA. Looked at new but decided to shop for a good used bike. I found a 2008 R1200GSA with all the right farkles for less than half of what a 2015 would have cost me.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By BikerBill
Isn't the heating element inside of the handle...

Isn't the heating element inside of the handle bars?
Forum: Upcoming 04-26-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By BikerBill
Burkesville Rally

Looks like it's only a couple hours south of where I live.
Forum: Upcoming 04-26-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,024
Posted By BikerBill
Burkesville Rally

Westnash,

Thanks! I'm off weekends now and I'm planning to attend. I'll bring camping gear. Be nice to meet some new folks. Might even do the DS ride if its not too challenging for a geezer on a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2,079
Views: 115,768
Posted By BikerBill
Jspring, I know a lot of BMW riders meet at...

Jspring,

I know a lot of BMW riders meet at Frischs on Harrodsburg Rd in Lexington every Saturday at 7am.

I've been looking for some big bike friendly DS roads in the area. I live in Shelby...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 3,773,778
Posted By BikerBill
Taking a break in Dennison TX under the Texaco...

Taking a break in Dennison TX under the Texaco star.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11,118
Views: 3,773,778
Posted By BikerBill
My 2008 R1200GSA, Dennison TX

My new(to me) 2008 R1200GSA
Forum: Upcoming 04-23-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,049
Posted By BikerBill
Billings

I've never attended any motorcycle rally, but I've owned motorcycles since 1967. Just bought my first BMW a month ago, 2008 GSA(joined MOA too). It's parked next to my Harley in the garage. Now if I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By BikerBill
MDA, Email Touratech, and other companies...

MDA,

Email Touratech, and other companies that make skid plates and see if their product will fit with Remus pipes.

You bought the GSA with the Remus installed, right? You like? I've got a 2008...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By BikerBill
K60

Babar,

I've got K60's on my BMW R1200GSA and I've gotten too aggressive in a turn a time or two. Got my attention fast. Once entered a turn on grooved pavement on a ramp to interstate. That was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 494
Posted By BikerBill
The grips on my 2008 GSA are worn out and I'd...

The grips on my 2008 GSA are worn out and I'd like to replace them. Suggestions for good replacement. The stock grips are a bit skinny for my hands.

Thanks,

Bill
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By BikerBill
Did you get it started?

Did you get it started?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By BikerBill
Fuel Pump Recall?

Invictus,

There's a recall on 2008 GSA fuel pump? Recall shouldn't cost anything. I'll have to look that up.

Bill
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By BikerBill
K60

I've not ridden in mud with the K60 but I have ridden in gravel and the tire does ok with pressures down to 25/28. Thought about TKC70's but they just dont have as much negative space as the K60....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By BikerBill
FD leak.

Do the wiggle test on the rear wheel. Side to Side and vertical. There should not be any movement in any direction. Might need to rebuild the FD. Former owner of my 2008 GSA found a leak, then found...
Forum: Alaska 04-21-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By BikerBill
How long you think it'll take you to get to...

How long you think it'll take you to get to Fairbanks from Florida? I'm planning to leave from Kentucky around July 10. Got a R1200GSA with Heidenau K60's. Seems okay in gravel so far, but the gravel...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-20-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,390
Posted By BikerBill
Back roads and gravel

I live east of Louisville near Bagdad KY. Lots of gravel roads in the state recreation area near Cave Run Lake. Just bought a Beemer R1200GSA so its gravel and pavement only for me. May ride down...
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By BikerBill
Laugh Alaska

Leaving Kentucky about July 10, fairbanks then dead horse. Home by August 13. R1200GSA. Camper with hotel every now and then. Still awaiting final approval for time off. Departure could change.
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By BikerBill
I-90 from New Orleans to Alabama is great riding....

I-90 from New Orleans to Alabama is great riding. Houston or Galveston coast roads to New Orleans sounds fun.
Forum: Americas 04-19-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By BikerBill
I see you're in Louisville? I'm near Bagdad in...

I see you're in Louisville? I'm near Bagdad in Shelby County. I may do eastern TAT before going to Alaska.

Bill
Forum: Americas 04-17-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 47,931
Posted By BikerBill
Cool2 Jeff, I'm still going but moved departure to...

Jeff,

I'm still going but moved departure to July 10 to get more time off. About five weeks now. BTW, I've got entire Then Came Bronson on DVD. Bought it while recovering from broken back in 2011....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-17-2015, 06:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,442
Posted By BikerBill
Talking Alcan Rider, Thanks for starting another...

Alcan Rider,

Thanks for starting another great thread! Thanks to everyone that shared their stories and photos. I've spent the last several weeks reading and learning a lot about riding in Alaska,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By BikerBill
Fiffe, Not sure I understand, but are you...

Fiffe,

Not sure I understand, but are you looking at purchasing the bike, or its yours and you've got an oil leak? I'm fairly new owner too, but my friends have had Beemers for long time. Some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 655
Posted By BikerBill
The stock power plug on my 2008 GSA will not...

The stock power plug on my 2008 GSA will not power an air compressor. I learned this after riding gravel on 25psi. Centex fuse panel has several outlets that are easily wired into for other outlets....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,843
Posted By BikerBill
Theres about 300 pounds difference between the...

Theres about 300 pounds difference between the Harley Ultra Limited and the R1200GSA. Yes, it feels a lot lighter. Kept the Harley. It feels so heavy now, and I've put 170,000 miles on Harleys in the...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-16-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,100
Posted By BikerBill
JIm, I'd like to ride over from Kentucky on...

JIm,

I'd like to ride over from Kentucky on my "new to me" 2008 R1200GSA and learn about doing my own maintenance. It's probably due for a FI sync if thats possible. And a new front tire if I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,213
Posted By BikerBill
I have a Z-Technic Vstream on my 08 GSA. I'm 6'...

I have a Z-Technic Vstream on my 08 GSA. I'm 6' 2" and its the 23" tall version. It's very good on long trips and I get less buffeting on the Beemer than on my HD Electra Glide. It came with the bike
Forum: Alaska 04-11-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 133
Sticky: Alaska Primer
Views: 33,667
Posted By BikerBill
Alcan Rider, Thanks for sharing so much...

Alcan Rider,

Thanks for sharing so much information! You're photographs are stunning.
Planning a ride this summer to Alaska. Trying to keep it simple and get some gravel road experience before I...
Forum: Americas 04-10-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 664
Views: 47,931
Posted By BikerBill
What are the road conditions on the Alcan? Lots...

What are the road conditions on the Alcan? Lots of road construction/repair? Planning to leave here June 19. Assuming of course I dont kill myself getting ready for the trip.

Bill
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