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Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,207
Posted By pgods
Oil Vey!

Oil Vey!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,676
Posted By pgods
I've tried different configurations and...

I've tried different configurations and ultimately went back to stock. Yeah, stock, but with winglets added. At 6 feet tall I found it to be the most comfortable with enough wind off the chest/ torso...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By pgods
I had the exact same issue 2 years back when...

I had the exact same issue 2 years back when replacing the battery on my wife's 1150r. I sought help, and Jim had the answer with the above!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,188
Posted By pgods
What Mike Cummins said :nod I just finished...

What Mike Cummins said :nod

I just finished riding my 2006 GS x country and now have 36K miles on the bike. No mechanical problems at all - maybe some anxiety that something was going to happen...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By pgods
Travel light. Carry a credit card. Enjoy...

Travel light. Carry a credit card. Enjoy yourself. Any 'bump' along the way is called an adventure.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Splurge for the teepee. At least one night. It's...

Splurge for the teepee. At least one night. It's awesome!
You can also bring your own tent as well, to save money.

Also, the roads in Big Bend are mad fun. Swoops, dips, and turns galore!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Donald Judd >> Marfa, TX ...

Donald Judd >> Marfa, TX

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Judd
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Why go to Marfa? It remains a quiet, small town...

Why go to Marfa? It remains a quiet, small town in the remote western part of Texas (about 100 miles north of Big Bend Nat'l park). One could easily enter town and drive through and not be impressed...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 03:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Yes, Marfa Texas! My wife flew in and I rode...

Yes, Marfa Texas! My wife flew in and I rode down. We meet up for a long weekend in Marfa, spending 4 wonderful nights glamping in a teepee at El Cosmico. After that I went on solo to NM, AZ, UT, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
I hear you, but I had 5 days to get to Marfa....

I hear you, but I had 5 days to get to Marfa. 400-500 mile day's were in order and it was "efficient". But if cost me ... $$
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Yes... they just let me pay it (online). Bummer...

Yes... they just let me pay it (online). Bummer that they 'talk'. Ugh. Believe it or not ... my first speeding ticket! (not that I don't deserve one). I was on I-81. Limit is 70mph. EVERYONE,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
And I would like to add that Jim offered great...

And I would like to add that Jim offered great advice along the way (2X), which certainly helped to eliminate anxiety. Tech adviser and therapist!
Thank you Jim...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
I find the best way to avoid anxiety with the...

I find the best way to avoid anxiety with the boxer ( what's that sound?) is to simply wear earplugs :-) Really, it helps- and also saves your hearing. I let my SmugMug account go, so I didn't post...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
yikes!

yikes!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Glad you enjoyed the positive vibe of the thread!...

Glad you enjoyed the positive vibe of the thread! 😊
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Did it self-destruct when you were riding, or did...

Did it self-destruct when you were riding, or did you wake up in the morning and look at the rear an say "oh f@!k" !
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
I wish for 10,000 miles! But the fact that I'm a...

I wish for 10,000 miles! But the fact that I'm a family man with 2 little kids at home and a wife who said "you got 3 weeks alone- go", well that's huge. In my neighbirhood most wives make hubby sell...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Yes he is... and I'm thankful.

Yes he is... and I'm thankful.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Should have gone to New Zealand. Incredible...

Should have gone to New Zealand. Incredible riding and I rode like a lunatic!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
What! You're kidding, right? As in $2,333 US...

What! You're kidding, right? As in $2,333 US dollars?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 97,208
Posted By pgods
I had my rear flange replaced by BMW Manhattan...

I had my rear flange replaced by BMW Manhattan free of charge 2 weeks before the official recall ! I told them I was going x country (6,873 miles it turns out) and they made it happen. They didn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
I'm not a wrencher, but because of Jim's DVD I've...

I'm not a wrencher, but because of Jim's DVD I've gotten quite handy with a torque wrench. Oil changes, final drive lubes, even valve adjustments are now under my care. I still have the brake /...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Loved West Virginia btw. Amazing back roads....

Loved West Virginia btw. Amazing back roads. Virginia, however, is very serious about traffic formality and revenue generation!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By pgods
Pleased to announce...

That my early model 2006 R1200GS took a beating this past month. I just finished a dream trip of riding x country; totaling 6,873 miles through 18 states. To my surprise I did not have a final drive...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By pgods
Ha! That's what I did before checking this! Well,...

Ha! That's what I did before checking this! Well, except for 32 - which looks like a perfect thin grey line on Gmaps. Bummer.

Going to motel it tonight in Charleston, WV. Then head through George...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-17-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By pgods
What road? Lexington KY > WV

Recommended road leaving Lexington and heading to West Virginia. Then maybe up Blue Ridge Pkwy.
Looking for beautiful country roads through horse farm land.
Suggestions?
Leaving today ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By pgods
Thanks Jim... Not that I'd want any problem at...

Thanks Jim... Not that I'd want any problem at all, but I'll take a failing stick coil over a drive failure at 80 miles an hour!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By pgods
Thanks! I'll look into it and see if they can...

Thanks! I'll look into it and see if they can accommodate a traveler immediately. I need new tires anyway, but my "concerns" need addressing expeditiously. The wife gave me 3 weeks and I'm at the end...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By pgods
X Country in Moab, Utah

4200 miles so far from NYC and currently in Moab, waiting for the snow to melt in the Rockies before going to Denver. It's been incredible, especially Utah.

Along the way, I had concerns over a...
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By pgods
That's what I'm leaning toward!

That's what I'm leaning toward!
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By pgods
That's very generous and great bike karma. Thank...

That's very generous and great bike karma. Thank you!
Paul
Forum: Americas 04-23-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By pgods
Denver to NYC

I basically have 5 days to get back to NYC from Denver, after a 2 week loop through TX and the 4 corners. It's a toss up between efficiency (time) and scenic.
Please offer route suggestions and/ or...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 97,208
Posted By pgods
Phil.... I hope you didn't take it as a rub due...

Phil.... I hope you didn't take it as a rub due to my good fortune. It really is an isolated incident where a dealer does the right thing. It's this that I am grateful; honestly not what I expected.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 771
Views: 97,208
Posted By pgods
It may be a crap shoot, but BMW Manhattan has my...

It may be a crap shoot, but BMW Manhattan has my bike with 2 cracks in the flange. Despite the recall not being official, and BMW Corporate sticking by the book, the dealer is proceeding anyway with...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By pgods
Thanks! Will do...

Thanks! Will do...
Forum: Americas 04-14-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By pgods
I'll be coming in from the east out on Rt 160....

I'll be coming in from the east out on Rt 160. KOA may be the best option.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-12-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By pgods
Cheap sleep Durango

I'm riding x country and have a night stay in Durango CO... Looking for a cheap place where I can sleep and shower. Recommendations?
Forum: Americas 04-11-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 771
Posted By pgods
Cheap hostel Durango CO??

Planning my 3 week ride x-country. Looking for a recommendation for a cheap place (hostel of sorts) to stay in or near Durango CO.
I could even camp, but really would like a hot shower at the end...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 97,208
Posted By pgods
Will do. Thanks Jim!

Will do. Thanks Jim!
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