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Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,605
Posted By ElGringo
Mine took a shit after letting bike sit too long...

Mine took a shit after letting bike sit too long with bad gas. It had 53k on it. Fortunately I found a used one for $120
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,241
Posted By ElGringo
I don't recall what the depth was. Id have to go...

I don't recall what the depth was. Id have to go dig up the tool and check.

But I believe this photo shows the relief that Jim refers to:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,241
Posted By ElGringo
Hi Jim, big fan here. I was told by phoenix bmw...

Hi Jim, big fan here. I was told by phoenix bmw that this is incorrect. You should NOT push the seal in as far as you can. I had inquired about this, and they showed me the special bmw tool they used...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 897
Posted By ElGringo
I made this pictorial a while back. Maybe it will...

I made this pictorial a while back. Maybe it will help:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682413
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,885
Posted By ElGringo
This is more typical of LA. Note that its double...

This is more typical of LA. Note that its double time though.

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,885
Posted By ElGringo
Of course you can lane split a 1200GS. I live in...

Of course you can lane split a 1200GS. I live in LA, where traffic is usually a mess. If I need to cross the city, I always take the GS and split. It saves a ton of time. But be courteous and let...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 1,008,063
Posted By ElGringo
One of my favorite GS pics. Posted this once in...

One of my favorite GS pics. Posted this once in Ride Reports, but the mods were quick to delete it. I guess its too controversial. Is showing a GS on a curvy dirt road wrong?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,316
Posted By ElGringo
Sometimes the best threads can be found in...

Sometimes the best threads can be found in exploding heads. The fun battle between Bobby and Jimmy brought me to this thread.

My experiences:

Irv Seaver bmw:

I've always been a home...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,400
Posted By ElGringo
I hear you Sleeper. Id be a bit sketched out too...

I hear you Sleeper. Id be a bit sketched out too about accidentally hitting those threads. But without that tool, JVB's drift seems to be the best call. Perhaps the threads can be covered with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2011, 04:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,400
Posted By ElGringo
Update

Thanks everyone. Advrider has provided me with so much information, I feel obliged to share whatever info I can. Sharing what we've all learned is what makes this site so awesome.


UPDATE:

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,400
Posted By ElGringo
Final Drive Bearing Replacement ('07 R1200GSA)

I first noticed the problem while pushing the bike out of the garage. The rear tire made a strange squishing noise. I figured perhaps it was low on air, or maybe the tire compound was different (this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2010, 05:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,860
Posted By ElGringo
Did this thread come to a general consensus? ...

Did this thread come to a general consensus?

Just got back from the dealer who wanted to sell me 75w140. However, I recall reading in the GSpot-FAQ:

5.6 What kind of oil goes in the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 86,853
Posted By ElGringo
That sounds like an awesome route. A GoldWing can...

That sounds like an awesome route. A GoldWing can definitely make it. I recall seeing a lot of them with trailers up north. I loved running in to the GoldWing crowd because they always seemed to have...
Forum: Ride reports 03-15-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 344
Views: 86,853
Posted By ElGringo
Thanks. My jacket is an Olympia AST jacket. Have...

Thanks. My jacket is an Olympia AST jacket. Have had to make a few repairs to it, but all and all it has held up very well. You can get it at a good price too.

Thanks again, and safe travels.

H
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,335
Posted By ElGringo
None of the above. Everyone Ive spoken to on long...

None of the above. Everyone Ive spoken to on long range tours has had problems with all these shocks. Surprisingly the BMW shocks seem to be the best. While not the best handling they don't break as...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 644
Posted By ElGringo
Simply an amazing bike

Ruby, my bike ('07 R1200 GSA Adv.) never ceases to amaze me. Granted Ive only got 51k miles on this girl, but she's made it to Prudhoe Bay and Ushuaia without issue (where I am now). With this many...
Forum: Latin America 01-18-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By ElGringo
Im riding an '07 BMW GSA and highly recommend...

Im riding an '07 BMW GSA and highly recommend these guys to anyone needing bike maintenance and passing through Santiago:

Paul Célèry

Motolatam SA

Santa Elena 1137, Stgo.

09-438...
Forum: Latin America 01-13-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By ElGringo
Where To Do Bike Maintenance In Santiago, Chile

Hello,

Im traveling through South America, and am a few days away from Santiago, Chile. I need to do some bike maintenance: change motor and final drive oil, adjust valves, clean air filter etc. I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
I arrived at Panama City in a massive down pour....

I arrived at Panama City in a massive down pour. Very unfortunate because I crossed one of the most beautiful bridges, the Panamanian Centennial Bridge. An amazing bridge. Here's a Wikipedia link if...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Panama

November 15, 2009

I hit the road early today and made for the Sixaola border crossing. Exiting Costa Rica and entering Panama was painless. Whole process took less than an hour. However, there is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Bambi the tour guide

November 14, 2009

This morning I got a tour of the neighboring park. Monkeys, green snakes, sloths, exotic birds and fauna are said to be in abundance. But not today it seemed. We did see...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Cahuita, Costa Rica

November 13, 2009

This morning it rained like mad. It did not stop for 12 hours. Hard solid rain. The kind of rain you can’t be under even for a moment and not get completely soaked. This kept me...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Hey thanks. I have a lot of relatives in Germany...

Hey thanks. I have a lot of relatives in Germany and have been trying to make it a point to go visit them more often. Next time Im there, Ill look you up.

Take care.

H
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Back in Costa Rica

November 12, 2009

Back in Costa Rica and armed with maps. This should make travel much easier.

I took a red eye and flew in to San Jose early in the morning. Retrieved the bike from the very...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Im back. Got back last week on Wednesday. I just...

Im back. Got back last week on Wednesday. I just haven't had the internet to post anything. All is good.

Thanks everyone for tuning in.

H
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2009, 09:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By ElGringo
Easy, just lift the whole bike up by the front...

Easy, just lift the whole bike up by the front wheel. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By ElGringo
True, but don't you want to check the splines?

True, but don't you want to check the splines?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By ElGringo
Was referring to not have to measure. No doubt,...

Was referring to not have to measure. No doubt, the FD still needs to be dropped.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,572
Posted By ElGringo
Just changed mine last week and I stuck with...

Just changed mine last week and I stuck with 220ml. I still need convincing that 180ml will make it better. I believe it just simplifies life for mechanics during fill on 9:00 holes and nothing else....
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
San Jose, Costa Rica

October 31, 2009

I've been to Costa Rica before, and have already seen a large part of the country so I figured now would be a good time to do some bike maintenance. I prefer to do my own...
Forum: Ride reports 11-03-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Hey thanks again for the tip on "Wild Riders"...

Hey thanks again for the tip on "Wild Riders" Great group of people. They let me use their shop for my bike maintenance.

Had to fly back to LA for business. Now Im debating if I should bring a set...
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Costa Rica

October 29, 2009

The day started out pleasant enough. The ride through Nicaragua was very nice and I stopped a bunch of times to take the photo.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Granada, Nicaragua

October 28, 2009

Granada is a tourist town. It has a few streets that are manicured to perfection with restaurants catering to any tourist's whim. A lot of American style places like burger joints...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Hi Colorado, thanks for tuning in. I have...

Hi Colorado, thanks for tuning in.

I have one credit card I use, and I take cash advances on it for my funds. ATMs are pretty common. In order to avoid the large cash advance interest rate banks...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Nicaragua

October 27, 2009

Got up this morning prepped to tackle the Honduras-Nicaraguan border. I have no Honduran entry stamp. No bike import certificate. And the many horror stories of travelers who have...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Riding Through Honduras

October 26, 2009

Today was a long ride to a town called Danli near the Nicaraguan border. I was on constant lookout for the photo opportunity, but that never materialized. A cloud of smoke seems...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
I think we're going to go our separate ways. Two...

I think we're going to go our separate ways. Two months is plenty.

There seem to be two types of travelers. Those who are about the destination, and those that enjoy the journey. Im about the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2009, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By ElGringo
This sounds like the way to go, but Im currently...

This sounds like the way to go, but Im currently in Nicaragua and don't have access. Maybe I can find something in San Jose, Costa Rica.

Thanks.

H
Forum: Ride reports 10-29-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,351
Posted By ElGringo
Tela, Honduras

October 25, 2009

I rode out to Tela today. It's a beach community that has everything it needs to be a top rate tourist spot. Except for the fact that it's a dump. The beaches are covered with...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2009, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 913
Posted By ElGringo
This is what Im thinking as well. Seems if you...

This is what Im thinking as well. Seems if you can hook in to the return line, it would just be a matter of using the motor to pump the tank dry.

I dont have access to a female connector that...
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