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Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By bemiiten
Wow, Quite a story. Sounds like you had some good...

Wow, Quite a story. Sounds like you had some good luck considering all that could have gone wrong.
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 06:16 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 24,233
Posted By bemiiten
Great thread! :lurk

Great thread! :lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 874,929
Posted By bemiiten
<iframe width="560" height="315"...

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OmNXCJt7K3Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By bemiiten
Nah, more like a upgrade. :deal

Nah, more like a upgrade. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,470
Posted By bemiiten
The complete failure is that it's taken 10 years...

The complete failure is that it's taken 10 years for BMW to respond to a very dangerous, well known issue. :deal
Maybe after another 10 they will admit that the reason stated for failure is also a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 57,470
Posted By bemiiten
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By bemiiten
Shocks went back to the dealer for heavier...

Shocks went back to the dealer for heavier springs. I was none to happy the dealer charged me $270 on top of the 2K I already paid for the TTX. After all, I communicated what worked for me on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By bemiiten
The TTX springs Ohlins fit to the TTX line are a...

The TTX springs Ohlins fit to the TTX line are a different length and diameter compared to other springs in their lineup. I in fact had the stiffest front spring they offer for the front, a 21067 12...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By bemiiten
I have pair of Ohlins on my '06 GSA and recently...

I have pair of Ohlins on my '06 GSA and recently purchased a set of TTX for my '11 GSA.
I had arrived at ideal spring rates on my '06 GSA for my needs. Decidedly firm for street, but able to take...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 03-04-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,064
Posted By bemiiten
Looks to me soon as you rolled out of the...

Looks to me soon as you rolled out of the throttle, it broke the rear loose.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,266
Posted By bemiiten
An air compressor does the same and much more.

An air compressor does the same and much more.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-03-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By bemiiten
Thank you the info. Great ride report...

Thank you the info. Great ride report trailrider383!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By bemiiten
No problem swapping them.

No problem swapping them.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-01-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By bemiiten
Yes , Over Big Windy and down Squaw Creek. Also...

Yes , Over Big Windy and down Squaw Creek. Also called NF 296 on the East Side, NF 102 on the West.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,094
Posted By bemiiten
Plenty of owners of various BMWs are experiencing...

Plenty of owners of various BMWs are experiencing weeping. It seems strange BMW can't seem to prevent that. I have not seen any posts where the water pump has had a complete failure, stranding or...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-28-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By bemiiten
Springmountain Rd Idaho

I'm putting together a Idaho route for this September and looking for some intel on Springmountain Rd. , A pass that runs between RT28 over to Pashimeroi Rd.
Trying to determine the condition of...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-27-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,477
Views: 349,296
Posted By bemiiten
Their is a thread somewhere that has a...

Their is a thread somewhere that has a replacement from another KTM that's much cheaper. Essentially you use the rollers and spring from the new one to rebuild the old. Maybe someone can provide a...
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 106,753
Posted By bemiiten
Was thinking hotub, but massage girl sounds more...

Was thinking hotub, but massage girl sounds more practical! :lol3
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,015
Views: 106,753
Posted By bemiiten
I see great potential for offering a service that...

I see great potential for offering a service that would cater to riders along the HOW route. Imagine having all you heavy gear transported to a awesome, pre determined camp spot. A professional chef...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 434,423
Posted By bemiiten
Could just be leftover from assembly. I'd clean...

Could just be leftover from assembly. I'd clean it up it up and make sure the brake fluid has not damaged the finish or contaminated the pads. once your sure it's clean, see if it returns.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By bemiiten
Circlips are also used to hold the wrist pins in...

Circlips are also used to hold the wrist pins in place, Just saying. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,275
Posted By bemiiten
Same experience with my TTX Ohlins on my GSA. Set...

Same experience with my TTX Ohlins on my GSA. Set up with the heaviest springs that are specific to the TTX, The bike had excessive sag well past the what is called for in Ohlins own manuals. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By bemiiten
Just another one of BMWs clever ways of...

Just another one of BMWs clever ways of encouraging dealer service.
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By bemiiten
Why? I've used leather conditioner on my Goretex...

Why? I've used leather conditioner on my Goretex boots that I've owned for 10 years and they remain waterproof.
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By bemiiten
I have the black transponders for my bikes. To my...

I have the black transponders for my bikes. To my understanding, the black unit is the waterproof model. They supplied the same for my Suburban that has some type of windshield that inhibits reading...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By bemiiten
While I couldn't imagine owning a Ducati, KTM or...

While I couldn't imagine owning a Ducati, KTM or V4 without a aftermarket exhaust, As much as I love the Boxer, just better to keep it quiet. :D
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-30-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,839
Posted By bemiiten
I recall one method was to hook up pressurized...

I recall one method was to hook up pressurized air through the spark plug hole to hold the valves in place, not that this is practical with the KTM.
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,120
Posted By bemiiten
Love the Big Agnes concept, But the zippers...

Love the Big Agnes concept, But the zippers snagging are a real sore spot with them.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,433
Posted By bemiiten
Glad you found the problem. Are you doing the...

Glad you found the problem. Are you doing the work? Whats the plan to keep it from happening again, red Locktight? How about the plug in the crank?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-28-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 768
Posted By bemiiten
Seems strange you covered quite a few miles...

Seems strange you covered quite a few miles before any indication of a problem.
Is their anyway to identify this batch?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,326
Posted By bemiiten
One issue that comes up too often is failure of...

One issue that comes up too often is failure of the front u joint around the 50,000mi mark.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 434,423
Posted By bemiiten
Was clear to me in your first post that it was...

Was clear to me in your first post that it was meant as a temporary solution.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2,978
Views: 434,423
Posted By bemiiten
I use distilled to flush the system, but figure...

I use distilled to flush the system, but figure using the 50/50 premix is the best way to prevent introducing something that doesn't belong.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,016
Posted By bemiiten
This is not good advice! Nothing like breaking...

This is not good advice!
Nothing like breaking a $5K engine case to try and save a $300 sacrificial crash bar that will never work properly again anyway.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-26-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 598
Views: 121,513
Posted By bemiiten
Thumb Breaking out of the gloom into the sunlight. ...

Breaking out of the gloom into the sunlight. Always a great, uplifting feeling that never gets old.
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 01-26-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,748
Posted By bemiiten
I'd look for the heavy spot.

I'd look for the heavy spot.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 41,422
Posted By bemiiten
Jim, Do you cover inspecting the flange for...

Jim, Do you cover inspecting the flange for cracks in your instructional DVD?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-25-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,077
Posted By bemiiten
While spring is nice, Fall is prime time for...

While spring is nice, Fall is prime time for doing the PDR.
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c143/ezbeemer/North%20East%20Kingdom/IMG_0947.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,451
Posted By bemiiten
Sounds at odds with someone who seems to put so...

Sounds at odds with someone who seems to put so much value on top speed. Are you using your GS on a racetrack?
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-22-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,977
Posted By bemiiten
Thumb Thanks for the route and great video. Good timing...

Thanks for the route and great video. Good timing too as the Jersey Crew is in the planning stages for a Idaho trip this fall.
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