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Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,247
Posted By tato97
Interesting that I found this tread...

Mine has done the same thing a couple of times. 2010 Adv. Same description, bike shut down while pulling clutch and downshifting.

I just took it to the dealer last Friday to see if they could read...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,029
Posted By tato97
Bluhduh Update on the wheels

Ok after hours...many hours of elbow grease using a rotary tool and very mild polish, the wheels are looking a little better. The damage for sure is permanent but now a few feet away they look...ok....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,029
Posted By tato97
Pissed Damn is right

Randy, the front of the product states 'non acidic' is also has a large picture of an aluminum rim.

I'm glad I didn't use the product on my car. But I'm still really mad that it cause this much...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,029
Posted By tato97
Pissed Help! I damaged my wheels with Mothers cleaner

No need to punish me. I called myself stupid many times over the last few days. 30 years of motorcycles, I don't know what/why I decided to use wheel cleaner now.

But, here I'm. I used Mothers...
Forum: Latin America 12-03-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 51,478
Posted By tato97
Need help in Sao Paulo

Hey guys this is a plea for help and not related to motorcycle. I left my GSA at home :-(

My company has sent me to Sao Paulo for a month to learn Portuguese and Brazilian culture. Unfortunately...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 185,532
Posted By tato97
Laugh Wow! Great trip report

Man, add me to your long list of dedicated readers. I am enjoying your trip report and living vicariously thru your adventure. I have done some long trips but nothing remotely comparable to your epic...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-19-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By tato97
Here are the photos

Well the links to the photos. I can't figure out how to post the pictures. Tried re-sizing them bellow the 1000 as described, but the upload still fails.

Anyway, here are the links:
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-18-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By tato97
BMW OEM Part number

Just received the BMW GPS clip and the part number in the box is: 71 60 7 713 903

Half the price I'm sure is the manual included with it. It is the entire manual for the BMW navigation unit. Waist...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-16-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By tato97
Answer to my own questions

Ok guys, no help with my questions. No grudge here because I have been helped here many times before.

So, I still don't have any answers to my questions specially regarding the Zumo 665 but I did...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-13-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By tato97
Maybe someone has an answer to this one

After hours of searching I found this picture. This is the bracket I'm looking for.

Does anyone know how much, part number and where to get it?
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-13-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,316
Posted By tato97
Question Zumo 665 installation and computer software questions

Hey guys, does anyone have installed the Zumo 665 on the GS windshield? Does the unit come with the hardware to do this or do I have to buy extra stuff?

Can you please post pictures?

Also,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,615
Posted By tato97
I did installed the powerlet on the L front...

I did installed the powerlet on the L front fairing yesterday. It was easy after getting over drilling a hole on a new bike. The most difficult part was routing the wire to the battery, the way I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2010, 06:41 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 21,302
Posted By tato97
Thumb Here is mine

Picked up 31st July in PA. Currently in Fairfax, VA XXXXXXXXX5748
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,615
Posted By tato97
Wicked I already have about 500 miles on it. They're...

I already have about 500 miles on it. They're pilling up quickly despite very hot, humid weather with thunderstorms. Mid 90s is my ridding limit. There is no way to stay cool on the bike with 95F and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2010, 10:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,615
Posted By tato97
Got the bike

Got the bike yesterday and rode home 200 miles. WOW, I'm impressed at how much better it is than my 04 GSA. Power is much smother, transmission is easier and suspension has gotten even better. There...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,615
Posted By tato97
Ok...so maybe I didn't get the last one

I sure did call a lot of places and only found one.

Anyhow, I appreciate the good wishes and information you guys have provided. I ordered the throttle lock and will shortly order a Powerlet...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,615
Posted By tato97
Did you installed them yourself? I'm wondering...

Did you installed them yourself? I'm wondering how hard is to drill the hole on the cowl. The one you put there, was it a BMW or a Powerlet? Was it hard to find the right connectors?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,615
Posted By tato97
Question How did you find out?

Did you find 76 GS Anniv or 76 GSA anniv? I personally called just about every dealer in the US...only found one GSA Anniv. Everyone else told me they were out. I did find quite a few GS anniv in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 03:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,615
Posted By tato97
Talking Bought last GSA anniversary in the US

Alright, after a long 6 years hiatus...I'm back into the GS world!

I sold my last adv after returning from Germany. Did lots of ridding in Europe and frankly was depressed at being back in the US...
Forum: Regional forums 04-09-2004, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By tato97
Oh shit! (xcuse me)

Dam, it is you Jeff! I just check my link to your trip report, same name, it must be you. I tell you your trip was the inspiration for me to planned the trip we took north last year. I enrolled...
Forum: Regional forums 04-09-2004, 01:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By tato97
Ok

Thanks Jeff. I am printing all you guys recommendations for my trip. Your description made things much easier! My friend had the book you mentioned during last year trip. I don't have a copy but I...
Forum: Regional forums 04-09-2004, 12:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By tato97
The trip is brewing...

Ok, southern France it is. I am looking at the maps as trying to find the best roads and sort of a route in the area.

I'll head for Grenoble and do some ridding around there eventually heading...
Forum: Regional forums 04-09-2004, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By tato97
Thanks to all!

Boy, I knew I could count on you guys to help me out. I've been busy in the last couple of days thinking about all the logistics of moving. That is always so fun...!

Anyway, thanks for all your...
Forum: Regional forums 04-08-2004, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,349
Posted By tato97
Question Need help with my last Europe trip

Well this June my 3 years in Europe will come to an end. I am looking at taking one last trip on my GS/Adv the 19th of this month. I am still undecided on where to go. I'm in Germany. I though about...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2003, 11:53 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,604
Posted By tato97
Re: Tickets

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I have never been to Germany...but you can go for "weeks if not months without seen a single police car" Do you spend a great deal of time in you house, or is Germany a perfect society...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2003, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By tato97
Black engine

Yes, it would make more sense for the trans bar to also be black...but who knows why they don't do it.
With you guys help, I now feel better about the engine 'blackeness'. It also helped a LOT to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2003, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By tato97
last one

last one
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2003, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By tato97
one more

here
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2003, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By tato97
another one

different view
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2003, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By tato97
As promised. Adventure with black engine

So, here are the pictures of my Adventure with the black engine and tranny.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2003, 02:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,604
Posted By tato97
Tickets

I have been out of the states for two years now. I just went last week for a medical conference in Seattle. One of the most shocking things was seing how many Cops are on the street! Shit I counted...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2003, 06:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By tato97
Black engine

I'll post pictures tomorrow. Today it is raining and ugly here. This bike IS a US spec bike, so this option is available to order from the US. The problem is most of you guys go to the dealer and buy...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2003, 12:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,384
Posted By tato97
Need to Vent !!!

Ok, I AM PISSED!!!

After waiting for 4 months for my Adventure it finally made it here this wk. What a f......surprise when I went to the dealer to see the bike, it has a black engine and drive...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2003, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,667
Posted By tato97
Cruiserworks Boots

I will agree, not cheap but very good products and even better customer service. I also own a pair in extra wide. VERY confortable and very well made. Totally waterproof.

Highly recommended!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2003, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,311
Posted By tato97
gear

Curtis, I have followed your lead (and others) and purchased a Darien. Could not be happier with my decision. Great stuff! Quality is great and customer service was superb. I thing it will be great...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2003, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,080
Posted By tato97
Savanna2

Well I was just going to post a short message about my new Darien. Just got it a couple of hours ago. Have to say, I agonized between the Darien and the Savanna2 gear. Both VERY expensive, BMW a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2003, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By tato97
More info

Yes, where I bought them, they sell lots of Hein-Gericke stuff. Here they are 200 euro (now about $215). If anyone REALLY wants them, I'll be willing to buy it for them and ship them...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2003, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By tato97
Boots

Don't know if they are made by Sidi??? They are made in Italy and sold by Tuareg. Same company and same boot that BMW sells in their stores. I bought them here in Germany on a motorcycle supply...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2003, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,023
Posted By tato97
New Boots

I though to post some info on new boots I bought today. Just in case you guys though I was just here to ask questions:):
I think they are the same boots BMW sales with their brand name but this one...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2003, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,608
Posted By tato97
Wicked More options

I hate to bring more confusion into your decision but...have you considered the new K-GT? Very good protection, better ergos than before (more confortable), heated grips AND seat, electronic cruise,...
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