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Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,268
Posted By Ice
The local BMW dealer sells a product named 'BMW...

The local BMW dealer sells a product named 'BMW Fuel System Cleaner'. It is custom blended by Chevron for BMW motorcycles. The service manager actually sat in on a product showcase that Chevron put...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Ice
Guys....thanks for the feedback. The...

Guys....thanks for the feedback.

The bike(Black/Yellow) has 29K on the clock. I am not getting a smoking deal on this machine so walking away from it won't cause alot of pain. It has spent...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 745
Posted By Ice
Servo Brakes on a '05 GSA

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on an '05 BMW GS Adventure and I am concerned about the servo brakes. I have heard that the ABS II system is not very good and has a history of failing early...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,562
Posted By Ice
What makes the Touratech seat better than stock? ...

What makes the Touratech seat better than stock?

Is it wider than stock?

better/firmer foam?

Eliminates the dip in the front?

Other than making the riding position higher.....anything...
Forum: Ride reports 12-13-2009, 04:09 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 90,977
Posted By Ice
Bmw F800 Gs

You mentioned in your demo ride's that you rode the BMW F800 GS and it "was not the all around bike I had hoped for"

What did you not like about the bike?

I am looking hard at that bike and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 90,977
Posted By Ice
Picture Quality

I followed your journey across the Trans America Trail and am now tagging along with you down the Continental divide. I am sure not getting much accomplish at home or work because of it...:D I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 52,857
Posted By Ice
David, I enjoyed your ride report. Your...

David,

I enjoyed your ride report. Your camera did an excellent job of capturing the landscape. I am going to try and do the CDR in 2010 on a F800GS also. I have just a couple of questions...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,853
Posted By Ice
Patience is a virtue...

Al....I wouldn't be too quick to pull the trigger. The '09 model year is just around the corner. You would commit suicide if they brought out the 690 Adventure after you committed to something. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Ice
Sorry .....my bad.....the CS is for the G650...

Sorry .....my bad.....the CS is for the G650 XChallenge.

Touratech just sent me their 2008 Catalog on Disc. they said that they would not get their paper catalog until April.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By Ice
14 Tooth Countersprocket

I was going to buy the 14 tooth CS from Touratech but they are showing it on backorder. Does anyone know of another source for the sprocket in the U.S. other than TT ?
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By Ice
Alrighty Then !! Thanks for the responses...I...

Alrighty Then !! Thanks for the responses...I feel comfortable now in making the swap.....
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,312
Posted By Ice
Top End Difference

Two weeks ago I took the plunge and bought a XChallenge. This past Saturday I spent installing the usual aftermarket goodies(Leo Vince/Uni-filter/TT Bash plate. I have not yet changed the front...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2008, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By Ice
I thought I read somewhere that the arrival date...

I thought I read somewhere that the arrival date of the bike has been pushed back. Also.....the dealer in Louisville said they were only going to get a bike if you order one. They were not going to...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,241
Posted By Ice
Thanks my friend.......

Thanks my friend.......
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,241
Posted By Ice
X Challenge Airbox Modification

I have searched and searched and cannot find the thread that discussed the mods you make to the airbox on the XChallenge to help it breath better.

Can someone link me to it ?

Airbox cover...
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5,796
Views: 1,030,229
Posted By Ice
Makes me nervous

I am very close to making a decision on a Dual Sport bike and my choice was going to be the Xchallenge until all of this talk started about China motors.....discontinuing production...yada yada yada....
Forum: Thumpers 02-23-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,565,755
Posted By Ice
Very Nice!

[QUOTE=spanker]The '08's have bumped up the alternator output to 360 watts, nearly that of an F650 GS (400W). I can run 55 watt PIAA's, GPS, heated grips, 100W headlight etc with the GS, so I would...
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,565,755
Posted By Ice
That's what I like......someone who is concise...

That's what I like......someone who is concise and to the point.... :D

Thanks for the responses.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2008, 08:38 AM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,565,755
Posted By Ice
Thanks !

Thanks !
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2008, 06:35 AM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,565,755
Posted By Ice
Awwww.......okay......very good....thank...

Awwww.......okay......very good....thank you.......
Forum: Thumpers 02-22-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26,474
Views: 3,565,755
Posted By Ice
A Couple of Questions

I have clicked my way through 90% of the posts in this thread and did not read about a couple of items that I am curious about. Also read the spec sheet about the TE610 and still did not see the...
Forum: Americas 02-12-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,852
Posted By Ice
Jeep crowd

The offroad Jeep and 4 wheel drive guys are there sometime in April.

They will gobble up every room in the town...not to mention be crowding the trails.....
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 18,921
Posted By Ice
Oil Change Interval

What is the oil change interval for the XChallenge?

I am getting ready to pull the trigger on a D.S. and one of my concerns is the small amount of oil that the Enduro bikes hold. I plan on riding...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,930
Posted By Ice
08' same money

A fellow riding buddy just informed me Tuesday evening that he just purchased a new 08' for around $4500.00.

He had a deal working at another dealer and just went to his favorite dealer and said...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-21-2008, 06:36 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 36,068
Posted By Ice
JimC......You have a future in GPS seminars....

Dude......that was the first time someone explained GPS speak in a way that I could understand. You boiled it down in a simple, concise way.

It now makes sense....

Thanks !
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-22-2007, 09:57 AM
Replies: 928
Views: 47,780
Posted By Ice
Better Late than Never...

Born and raised on the southside of Indy.

Itching to get back into the Dual Sport thang.

The "to do" list includes;
Moab in April
The Eastern section of the TAT in Late June
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 71,164
Posted By Ice
I am curious what the weight difference is...

I am curious what the weight difference is between the stock can and any of the aftermarket mufflers which have been installed. The stock exhaust muffler on the X Challenge looks like a bazooka. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2004, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,359
Posted By Ice
The new you.....

Mike.....Let me be the first one to congratulate you on making that commitment one year ago and more importantly, to having the self-disipline to see it through. I remember it like it was...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2003, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ice
No tire will help you when you are on ice. The...

No tire will help you when you are on ice. The only strategy I used was to limit my steering inputs to bare minimum. Also...being greedy with the throttle will put you on your ass in a New York...
Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2003, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By Ice
more Pics....

Taking a break from the icy back roads of southern Indiana
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2003, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,781
Posted By Ice
When wearing my Gerbing gloves......I get the...

When wearing my Gerbing gloves......I get the feeling that the heating element is on the top part of the glove where the wind blasts on the gloves....with my hands are the bars...I raise my fingers...
Forum: Thumpers 10-13-2003, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Ice
I had the local cycle shop work with "Race Tech"....

I had the local cycle shop work with "Race Tech". They installed firmer front springs on my 03' Dakar along with the emulators. It totally changed the front end of the bike as I like to ride the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2003, 04:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By Ice
Wow ! Sounds like you had a great trip ! ...

Wow ! Sounds like you had a great trip !

Question....... How do you think your Dakar performed on the trails that you rode ? If you had to do it over again...would you ride the Dakar or a...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2003, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,861
Posted By Ice
......."Bohn Back Protector" also sells a waxed...

......."Bohn Back Protector" also sells a waxed cotten jacket....I am not sure about armour or abrasion protection but it looked pretty cool on the website yesterday.

just search for "Bohn Back...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2003, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By Ice
and this one ........

and this one ........
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2003, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By Ice
Tom, Your ride report is spot-on ! I just...

Tom,

Your ride report is spot-on ! I just returned from the Philipines a week ago. I was on the island of "Cebu". When you described the roads....the terrain and the landscape you could not...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2003, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By Ice
I believe the "Capo" brochure states that...

I believe the "Capo" brochure states that "Caponord" means.....NORTH CAPE which is a place in Finland?

There will be a quiz :evil
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2003, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,303
Posted By Ice
One thing to consider about the Ducati is the...

One thing to consider about the Ducati is the "seat to peg" distance. On the ST4 it is only 18.5 inches. If you are tall and have a long inseam, you will be very uncomfortable on long distance...
Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2003, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By Ice
I believe that "Touratech" makes a radiator...

I believe that "Touratech" makes a radiator deflector for the 650 but BMW advises not to use it because it will cause the bike to overheat. I think they designed the radiators to be JUST large...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2003, 08:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,069
Posted By Ice
Tom.....thanks for the info and the chance to...

Tom.....thanks for the info and the chance to ride in Manila. I will be arriving in Manila at 10:30PM. I fly out the next day at 11:00AM....stay in Cebu for 10 days....travel to Moalboal while...
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