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Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,653
Posted By dometop
I've been traveling and just got on line to catch...

I've been traveling and just got on line to catch up on the forum. I found your questions interesting due to my expierience with both bikes. I have owned four Harleys( 1981 Sturgis, 1997 Ultra...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2010, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,089
Posted By dometop
New suspension supplier

I saw a Bulletin at my dealer yesterday announcing a change in suspension suppliers for 2011 model year from Showa to Marzocchi. This will be on the GS ,GS Adv and RT models I beleive.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By dometop
Thanks to everone for your feedback. I talked to...

Thanks to everone for your feedback. I talked to the dealer today and he was told by his regional sales/service rep that they would not consider paying for an aftermarket shock even though they...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 726
Posted By dometop
Question 2007 vs 2008 rear shock

I own a 2007 GSA adv with 34,000 miles. My rear shock has failed for the second time and parts have been ordered under wanrranty. The problem is the shock is on back order both in the US and Europe...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2009, 08:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,568
Posted By dometop
I own a 2007 GSA Adventure with all three...

I own a 2007 GSA Adventure with all three aluminium panniers. I found that my Harley UltraClassic cover fits perfectly with all three boxs installed. The size and disign of cover has not changed...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,465
Posted By dometop
I have a 2007 Adventure and have replaced the BMW...

I have a 2007 Adventure and have replaced the BMW Battery twice, once at 12,500 and the other at 22,420. In both cases the bike began starting hard when the engine was warm. It would turn over very...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2009, 04:23 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 16,653
Posted By dometop
I purchased my first Harley in 1980 and since...

I purchased my first Harley in 1980 and since have owned three more. The last two were Ultra Classics. In 2005 I purchased a used GS1200 for a trip to Alaska. I assumned I would sell the GS when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,916
Posted By dometop
I have owned 5 harleys and 3 BMW's. I currently...

I have owned 5 harleys and 3 BMW's. I currently have my Ultraclassis for sale because I prefer my 1200GSA ADV for the type of ridding I do. I see know reason to pay insurance etc. on a bike which...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2008, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By dometop
Beware. I have my Garmin 2610 mounted on the...

Beware. I have my Garmin 2610 mounted on the windshield brace on my 2007 R1200GSA ADV. I found this to be a perfect location for viewing until I traveled through South Dakota a few weeks ago in 97...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2008, 05:12 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
I just had the EWS update performed yesterday on...

I just had the EWS update performed yesterday on my 2007 GSA adventure. They also performed a softwear update. The two recall numbers listed on the work order are: 0013160000 and 0065100000. The work...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2008, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
I also share your concerns over having to carry...

I also share your concerns over having to carry spare parts on a new bike.
Like you, My 2001 Harley Ultra has become my bike of choice when traveling any distance from home. I believe the only...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,626
Posted By dometop
Amen, this has been a big puzzle to me since I...

Amen, this has been a big puzzle to me since I bought my first 2005 GS. Blind loyalty and to a German company? BMW has little reason to fix anything when their customers continue to buy their product...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
The $60 reduction in the price is a revealing...

The $60 reduction in the price is a revealing indication of how big the problem is. The less money the dealer charges back on the warranty claim the less impact on BMW's warranty budget.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
It's really pretty simple. Stockholders only care...

It's really pretty simple. Stockholders only care about share price. Stock price is determined primarily by number of units sold and the percent of margin the manufacture is able to make on each...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
I believe the reduction in price for the problem...

I believe the reduction in price for the problem part may indicate "where they are in the process"
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
Possibly a little more reaction from the BMW...

Possibly a little more reaction from the BMW diehards would help us no so die hard riders get chronics product issues resolved. Just a thought.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2008, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,996
Posted By dometop
I agree 100%. It is becoming obvious to me that...

I agree 100%. It is becoming obvious to me that one of the primary reasons BMW is becoming, which I believe, is a second class motorcycle in terms of reliability is the state of denial which many of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
The $60 reduction in the price is a revealing...

The $60 reduction in the price is a revealing indication of how big the problem is. The less money the dealer charges back on the warranty claim the less impact on BMW's warranty budget.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,547
Posted By dometop
One thing I've learned is that the premium cost...

One thing I've learned is that the premium cost has nothing to do with reliability. Enough said. One thing to consider is the three year warranty which is certainly factored into the price of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
This is a followup to my original post regarding...

This is a followup to my original post regarding the antennae ring part number. When I ordered the part my dealer said the latest part number he had just received from BMW was 61357705247 priced at...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 04:41 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
Kristi, were the last three digits (136) followed...

Kristi, were the last three digits (136) followed by -01. I have seen the 136 number listed both ways on this forum.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
I agree with your thinking but when I asked that...

I agree with your thinking but when I asked that question the Dealer parts manager said BMW part numbers aren't always in numerical sequence. Seems strange to me also. The dealer called and the part...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2008, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,720
Posted By dometop
Two friends and I are planning an extended trip...

Two friends and I are planning an extended trip and since we all ride GS's we deciced to pool our resources and purchase a spare Ring antennae from our dealer. One of the guys had ring failure at...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,180
Posted By dometop
I just received my Sargent seat last week. black...

I just received my Sargent seat last week. black on black without the tri-colored patch. I installled the seat on my 2007 GSA-1200ADV before a 400 mile ride last weekend and what a terrific...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-29-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,426
Posted By dometop
You will love Michigan once you have the...

You will love Michigan once you have the opportunity to see all the great roads and two lane tracks available to you. I live in the Cadillac area right in the middle of the best trails in Michigan. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,110
Posted By dometop
Now, now ,you boys should try to be a bit kinder...

Now, now ,you boys should try to be a bit kinder to the HD name brand. I am a regular visitor to this site and also to one of the popular Hog sites. I have never seen a negative comment from the HD...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,318
Posted By dometop
I came over to BMW in 2006. Fortunately I kept...

I came over to BMW in 2006. Fortunately I kept the Harley.
My opinion based on 25,000 miles of ownership is as follows:

BMW- The BAD STUFF
Not reliable (compared to a Harley), poor dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,812
Posted By dometop
Spare parts required for new bikes on order? What...

Spare parts required for new bikes on order? What is happening to BMW?
If this is really necessary how can BMW owners accept such :D incompetance from a major manufacture? Has reliability and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,570
Posted By dometop
As mentioned in the above post, the black cover...

As mentioned in the above post, the black cover for the Fuel pump (controller) is no longer installed on late model bikes. I own a Sept build 2007 R1200GS ADV which has no cover. I assume this was...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2008, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 813
Posted By dometop
Benny, just wondering why you want constant power...

Benny, just wondering why you want constant power if the Zumo has a rechargeable battery which enables you to view the GPS after the engine is turned off? I plan to change mine to an "off with key"...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2008, 02:10 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,373
Posted By dometop
Thumb [quote=JimVonBaden]Thanks, and I respect your...

[quote=JimVonBaden]Thanks, and I respect your opinion, both about ASC and BMW, I just do not agree with it.

Unlike some on here, that is the difference between me and others. I like BMW, and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 6,373
Posted By dometop
Jim, I think "it's a bad thing" when old problems...

Jim, I think "it's a bad thing" when old problems are left uncorrected while new technology is introduced which will no doubt result in more problems.
I respect your technical knowldge but am...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2008, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By dometop
[quote=Learjockey1]Did a search, could not find a...

[quote=Learjockey1]Did a search, could not find a comparison from ADV riders experiances. I know there are lots of motorcycle covers out there but the dealer is just down the street and I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2008, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,951
Posted By dometop
I originally tried this method which seemed to...

I originally tried this method which seemed to make the most sense but I have a very difficult time getting the front of the bag hooked up again because of the tight working space. I'll give it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,951
Posted By dometop
I had the same issue with my BMW tank bag but...

I had the same issue with my BMW tank bag but found a way to solve the problem to my satisfaction. Ist thing is to reverse the gas cap so it opens away from the rider. There is a thread on this forum...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,379
Posted By dometop
I moved to a 2005 GS from riding Harley touring...

I moved to a 2005 GS from riding Harley touring bikes for the last 10 years both equipped with Cruise and Stereo. I bought the GS specifically for a trip to Alaska in 2007 and figured I sell it when...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2008, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,192
Posted By dometop
If you've ever been seriously into dirt biking...

If you've ever been seriously into dirt biking i.e. motocross or enduro riding and rode a legitimate dirt bike (under 300Lbs) I believe you will thing the GS is a real pig off road (single tracks,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2008, 04:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,615
Posted By dometop
For those of you that have a preference for the...

For those of you that have a preference for the look of one over the other (2007GSA v/s the 2008GSA) what exactly is the difference in appearance that you prefer? Other than a different choice of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,945
Posted By dometop
[quote=Sandman]Differences relative to my "ex"...

[quote=Sandman]Differences relative to my "ex" 2007 ADV:

1) Switch for fog lights is now moved from center (on top of handlebar clamps) to top of left hand switch cluster. Easy to use without...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,355
Posted By dometop
Excellent report and pictures. I found it...

Excellent report and pictures. I found it especially interesting since a Friend and I took the trip last summer. He was riding a Harley Ultra Classic and I was on my 2005 R1200GS. We departed from...
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