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Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,510
Posted By Tailbone
Do a Google search of Honda forums for the bike...

Do a Google search of Honda forums for the bike you are looking at. ST1300, GL1800 or whatever. Read through the thread topics. After awhile you will get an idea on re-occuring problems. Are they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2008, 02:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,916
Posted By Tailbone
Well if loading up a 2007 GS Adventure just out...

Well if loading up a 2007 GS Adventure just out of the BMW service shop with a clean bill of health with a weeks worth of gear and riding 12,000 miles in two weeks on paved roads in the USA is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,916
Posted By Tailbone
Your theory suggests BMW's have to be "babied"...

Your theory suggests BMW's have to be "babied" and can't handle the "stress". Precicely why the LD community is leaving the marque in droves. Jap bikes can handle it, BMW's used to but not anymore....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,916
Posted By Tailbone
Then why did the BMW dealerships quietly vote to...

Then why did the BMW dealerships quietly vote to have the FD warranty extended to 5 years for bikes built after January 2007? BMW recognizes there is a problem though they do not want to make it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,916
Posted By Tailbone
Talking I like my 2007 R1200 GSA. That being said I was...

I like my 2007 R1200 GSA. That being said I was one of the 2007 Iron Butt Rally riders the article describes that had the FD fail during the rally. I was lucky. The dealer I took it to replaced it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,239
Posted By Tailbone
Nice pic Bucky. I'm just imagining the look on...

Nice pic Bucky. I'm just imagining the look on your face when you go to start your bike and get the EWS error. Hope it's not too long of a walk back to civilization. :hung
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Tailbone
I have the half moon on my GSA. Less stitching...

I have the half moon on my GSA. Less stitching less chances for water seeping into the seat. Have rectangles on my GL1800. Like the look of rectangles better.

I have 3 Russell seats on different...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Tailbone
I have a black leather insert with red vinyl...

I have a black leather insert with red vinyl sides. There are more color options available with vinyl. Got the red sides on my Russell to match the red sides of the rear seat.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,609
Posted By Tailbone
Why not 35,000 miles in a year on a late model...

Why not 35,000 miles in a year on a late model Harley? With routine maintenence I don't expect anything less from a modern motorcycle. I have done high mileage with other bikes. 80,000 mi on a V-Twin...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,609
Posted By Tailbone
Garage Queen

My 2007 GSA is my first and last BMW. They have admitted to quality problems recently and even if addressed I will never buy another BMW. If you ride 3000-5000 miles a year on a R1200 the odds are in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2008, 07:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,325
Posted By Tailbone
I sure miss Wild West Honda. They provided the...

I sure miss Wild West Honda. They provided the best service I have ever recieved on my Honda Shadow and Gold Wing. I moved away before buying my GSA. I would have bought it from them if I were still...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,064
Posted By Tailbone
Piaa H7

At 37K miles on my '07 GSA I have replaced bulbs several times. I am on my third low beam and third high beam bulb. I started using the PIAA H7 after the first time the low and high went ouit. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,587
Posted By Tailbone
Check the FD

Recently my '07 GSA speedo/odo went flakey and the brake failure light stayed on. Problem was due to the rear wheel ABS sensor was fouled up with metal shavings from the FD. Gear oil was also burnt...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2007, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tailbone
LOL! The R1200 might as well have a chain. It...

LOL! The R1200 might as well have a chain. It would make the bike 5K cheaper and you would be in control of the final drive maintenance rather than waiting for it to fail unexpectedly. :baby
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2007, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tailbone
The IBR isn't a race. You are right about...

The IBR isn't a race.

You are right about the extra equipment though. I have previously suggested for any long ride with a R1200 you should have a mechanic with a truck load of parts following...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tailbone
Actually, I love my GSA too. Even with its flaws...

Actually, I love my GSA too. Even with its flaws it's a great bike. I just can't trust it. However, all the bad stuff has already happened to it and my riding it should be care free until the FD...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tailbone
All we have is a limited sample to work with. The...

All we have is a limited sample to work with. The problem is no one except BMW knows what the R1200 FD failure rate is for all R1200's and they won't tell us.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tailbone
I said most not all. At 27,000 miles I...

I said most not all.

At 27,000 miles I wouldn't consider you a LD rider either...Good luck if you own a R1200. You have a 29% chance your FD will fail in the next 3000 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,281
Posted By Tailbone
Not Will But When

Tell us what you think after your EWS goes out or your FD fails or your brake rotors warp after you had a long spirited ride on some twisties.

As a LD rider I have put over 34,000 miles on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2007, 12:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tailbone
Paging Garth

Hi Garth. How are things? I should have rode my Gold Wing on the IBR. At least I know the crank shaft plug wouldn't have fallen out since you sealed it really well :D

What's astonishing to me...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,442
Posted By Tailbone
Get an extended warranty

Due to the quality issues with this bike I would negotiate a price to include an extended warranty. I have over 32K miles on mine and have had the FD replaced, 3 new front brake rotors, and ring...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By Tailbone
My FD went out at 29K miles on my '07 GS ADV. One...

My FD went out at 29K miles on my '07 GS ADV. One day the Brake Failure light remained on and I was having problems with the speedometer which led to the BMW shop checking the rear wheel ABS sensor....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tailbone
Thanks, Rebecca. Congratulations on your second...

Thanks, Rebecca. Congratulations on your second IBR and your Bronze Metal finish. :beer

Rick
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2007, 03:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,865
Posted By Tailbone
Pissed I was a Iron Butt Rally Finisher with a Failed FD

I rode this last Iron Butt Rally on my 2007 R1200 GS ADV. Near the end of the second leg while picking up a bonus point at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon I noticed the Brake Failure light stayed...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2007, 10:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,595
Posted By Tailbone
BMW went ahead and replaced them under warranty....

BMW went ahead and replaced them under warranty. I went back a couple of weeks later and they said BMW knows there is a problem. Problem is I have put another 8000 miles on these new rotors and they...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2007, 08:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,280
Posted By Tailbone
Let's see....With my 07 GSA the ring antenna went...

Let's see....With my 07 GSA the ring antenna went out at 2500 miles, battery dead at 4500 miles, and at around 7000 miles the front rotors warped. It's in the shop waiting for rotor parts and my $400...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,212
Posted By Tailbone
Don't know what would be more frightening. Trying...

Don't know what would be more frightening. Trying it on the Goldwing or hoping my GS Adv doesn't need a tow truck to get it back down Pike's Peak because it won't start, final drive caught fire,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By Tailbone
I guess I was lucky when mine failed on my 07 GSA...

I guess I was lucky when mine failed on my 07 GSA at 2500 miles. I was home and trailered it into the dealer. The part was available to order, but it still took 3 weeks to get the bike back. I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,133
Posted By Tailbone
Puke Same thing happend to me on my 07 GSA at around...

Same thing happend to me on my 07 GSA at around 5000 miles. However, my battery passed the load test, but was replaced anyway.

Now all you have to worry about is the ignition key not being...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,212
Posted By Tailbone
Thumbs down Get a good mechanic

I have had my 07 GS Adventure for 6 months now and have 12,500 miles on it. Here's the problems I have had.

Ring antenna goes out at 2500 miles. Bike cannot start. Does not recognize the key....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,595
Posted By Tailbone
Not Under Warranty????

I was told that the front brake rotors were warped on my 07 GSA and according to my dealer they were not covered under warranty. Is this true? This bike is only 6 months old with 12,500 miles. They...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2007, 04:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tailbone
Yeah, that's the right fork coming south out of...

Yeah, that's the right fork coming south out of Sprucewood. I take that most of the time down to the river road. I take it just about every weekend getting out of here for a ride. Sometimes I taKe...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-02-2007, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By Tailbone
Don't forget to stop by the Stonehenge replica in...

Don't forget to stop by the Stonehenge replica in Hunt, TX on Hwy 39 west of Kerrville.

Rick
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-01-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Tailbone
I live in Sprucewood and I do your route through...

I live in Sprucewood and I do your route through Deckers all the time. It's a great ride. If you want more dirt take the longer 9 mile route by taking the left fork at Sprucewood. It is actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By Tailbone
Mine was a tight fit as well but I assumed it was...

Mine was a tight fit as well but I assumed it was due to the dried residual thread locking compound in the grooves.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2007, 06:38 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,289
Posted By Tailbone
Happened Today at 2500 miles

Got the EWS error just today at about 2500 miles. Luckily I was finished riding for the day and tried to start the bike to move it into the garage. I had been riding some fairly remote dirt roads...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tailbone
Please do. And what lights are those? Thanks

Please do. And what lights are those?

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By Tailbone
Mine's Red/Black

Got mine with the halfmoon black leather seat and red vinyl sides. Looks great on the Alpine White bike. Plan to send off the pillion seat this week to Russell to install the driver's backrest and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2007, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,402
Posted By Tailbone
Would these work for the OEM fogs? I want to move...

Would these work for the OEM fogs? I want to move them lower and mount the PIAA 525's where the fog lights are on my GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,156
Posted By Tailbone
I depends upon what you mean by match. Color yes...

I depends upon what you mean by match. Color yes if vinyl. They couldn't guarantee me they could match the color with leather. I have the Half Moon shape with the seat black leather and the sides red...
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