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Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 12:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I have a 32 inch inseam ay almost 6 feet tall. ...

I have a 32 inch inseam ay almost 6 feet tall. With the Corbin seat and Heidi's on a 07 GSA I have to tip toe on both feet at stop or shift the bike to flat foot on one side. It took a little...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,967
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I have a friend who works fixing out of order ATM...

I have a friend who works fixing out of order ATM machines. I always thought that would be a great job to do on a bike, since he lives down on the Gulf Coast. Its a lot of responding to calls over...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I stayed in Alamos a couple of weeks ago and had...

I stayed in Alamos a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. Met ADV rider 1Man2Wheels there. I rode in from El Fuente via the dirt road back way and 1Man2Wheels had come up from Mazatlan. He...
Forum: Americas 06-11-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I was a little partial to Ivonne during my time...

I was a little partial to Ivonne during my time in Galleana. I wrote home and told the guys I would be staying here to do some campaigning and, if they felt left out, there was always Hillary - lol
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhillipsMetal
:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I am on the road and cannot check the book, but I...

I am on the road and cannot check the book, but I think one of the coils will work on both sides, while the other is specific to each side. I think its the secondary coils that will fit either side....
Forum: Americas 06-03-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Many thanks! I am coming back in the fall to...

Many thanks! I am coming back in the fall to ride Copper Canyon and probably ride this route again. I will check it out further.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Any updates?

Any updates?
Forum: Americas 06-01-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I did see a pretty good temperature drop as I...

I did see a pretty good temperature drop as I headed into the mountain stretch between El Fuerte and Alamos. 5 degrees from 114 to 109!!!:rofl:rofl:rofl

No bandits, lots of rough dirt road and...
Forum: Americas 05-31-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I guess I can take off my electric jacket and...

I guess I can take off my electric jacket and gloves now!!! :1drinkI will try the back way to Alamos today. And thanks for the book. It has been interesting and helpful.
Forum: Americas 05-30-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I have a question from the other direction. I...

I have a question from the other direction. I came into El Fuerte on 32 this afternoon and will also be heading to Alamos tomorrow. The cheap hotel book (that thing is great!) says to avoid the...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
That was worth the whole trip down. Felt like a...

That was worth the whole trip down. Felt like a real adventurer - lol

Saw something unusual today. I rode down cuota 40 from Durango towards Matzalan just to see the bridge and come back to...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks Guys!

I will thank everyone that pitched in and gave me advice on this trip when I get home and write a ride report with pics. I just wanted to tell you its been incredible so far, and the Devil's...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I hate you are not rolling. Testing coils with...

I hate you are not rolling. Testing coils with the spark plug isn't going to tell you much. Did you swap out the coil to both sides (I can't remember if they are switchable or not)? The way I am...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Truly sad. Makes me appreciate my trip down all...

Truly sad. Makes me appreciate my trip down all the more. Will be thinking about him.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhillipsMetal
You are right on the secondary coils. Using the...

You are right on the secondary coils. Using the center stand prevents oil from pooling in the left cylinder as the bike is leaned over. Not sure how it got out of the cylinder and on the outside of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 1,358,615
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you! If you ever want the CAD drawing to...

Thank you! If you ever want the CAD drawing to have some cut, let me know, or I can have them cut for you.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks guys! Sounds like a nice place to wander...

Thanks guys! Sounds like a nice place to wander around for a few days. Will post some pics.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Leaving Thursday

I am heading out Thursday for a repeat adventure to Mexico. Life has been busy, so I have not had time to RTFF, but was wondering the best place to enter south of Corpus Christi, TX?

I want...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Plugging in new parts can be an expensive...

Plugging in new parts can be an expensive approach. My first thought would be replacing the TPS, but that is only because that solved my problem. Since it was intermittent, it was hard to track...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 1,358,615
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Now if I can only get them to believe this trip...

Now if I can only get them to believe this trip to Mexico is for "research" I will be golden.:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7,180
Views: 1,358,615
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Debadged GSA

Replaced the glaring BMW logos on the bike with something a little less obvious. I had them cut out of stainless with a waterjet and put a brushed finish on them. Installed with 3M tape that was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,096
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Does the engine sound like its outrunning the...

Does the engine sound like its outrunning the bike? If so, its the clutch. If the motor is sluggish, like its in a higher gear, then its a down on power issue. Is it spitting and sputtering? If...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Since I build drapery hardware for a living, I...

Since I build drapery hardware for a living, I have a little insight. A 12 foot span would require at least a 1" pipe (that is about 1 1/4" in outside diameter) to free span without sagging...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Mine was truly a PIA to get back in the socket. ...

Mine was truly a PIA to get back in the socket. Its been a while, so I don't remember the details, but make sure you understand completely how the back and socket reconnect. My mechanic looked on...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 01-06-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,400
Views: 95,610
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Agreed and on board!

Agreed and on board!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,031
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Addendum - the problem returned and was...

Addendum - the problem returned and was especially worse in the rain and damp conditions. We looked over every electrical connection with no luck.

Since the problem was happening when the bike...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
The price of the insurance really makes it a lot...

The price of the insurance really makes it a lot easier to consider keeping the bike in Tucson. Thanks MysteryRider.
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you Donnie and Turkeycreek. I was hoping...

Thank you Donnie and Turkeycreek. I was hoping for an out of the box solution. It looks like there isn't an easy way for me to keep my motorcycle at my friend's house. The advantage to having my...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 29,224
Views: 2,618,670
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Stashing a bike

Since work is not cooperating with my trip to Mexico this year, I have decided to wait until it starts warming up to return. This delay has me thinking about stashing a bike either on the border or...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-16-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you everyone! I have decided to pick up...

Thank you everyone! I have decided to pick up the inReach Explorer as soon as GPS City responds to my PM about pricing. Otherwise I found one on ebay for $329, but I would prefer to use a ADVrider...
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,312
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Great idea. I have done architectural...

Great idea.

I have done architectural ironwork for the last 25 years and the first thing I learned was if you cannot show your best work to a potential client, you have wasted a huge...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Many thanks Sleddog. I appreciate the answer and...

Many thanks Sleddog. I appreciate the answer and the thought. With so many adventure riders killing time between epic rides, I thought a SPOT rental section on ADVrider would be a good way for some...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I am curious about one feature I cannot figure...

I am curious about one feature I cannot figure out. If this Spot or InReach plots your course on a map for friends and family to see, at frequent intervals, why would there be a need for a contact...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-01-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Many thanks everyone! I need to sit down now and...

Many thanks everyone! I need to sit down now and do the math and see what works the best.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By PhillipsMetal
If I could find a way to subscribe just for the...

If I could find a way to subscribe just for the months I needed it, I would not mind buying the unit. Its just a lot of money for a once a year trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,041
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Mine blows about every 12,000 miles unless I do a...

Mine blows about every 12,000 miles unless I do a lot of off road riding, then its more frequently. One factor in the low beam blowing more frequently is when the filament is heated and vibrated it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,713
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I had the same problem after trying to tighten...

I had the same problem after trying to tighten the bail screw and popping the assembly off the ball. I had an old hook that I believe was used to pull springs off of drum brakes. It was heavy...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-27-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,694
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Question Spot Rental?

I am heading back to Mexico next month and my family wants me to carry a SPOT so they can follow my route and check on me. I just hate wasting the money for the unit, plus the subscription fee for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,613
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Let me know when they are available to buy. To...

Let me know when they are available to buy. To lazy to figure out all that fancy stuff, but it looks very cool. Nice job.
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