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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 465
Posted By Dorian
Bluhduh Trails closed to motorized but you can still Mtn...

Trails closed to motorized but you can still Mtn Bike / hike / ride horseback...

Green Diamond Resources (private forest land) closed their land last week until October (or longer if we don't get...
Forum: Trials 06-17-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,042
Posted By Dorian
I can't seem to remember section obstacles very...

I can't seem to remember section obstacles very well and tend to get bogged-down walking sections, sort of paralysis by analysis.
Doing what motobene describes works well for me and seems to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Nice of wmfleet2 to chime in here and finally...

Nice of wmfleet2 to chime in here and finally explain why TKC80's have been unobtainium. I held out as long as I could on my old worn out TKC's but with no availability in sight I went with a set of...
Forum: Trials 05-12-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By Dorian
My experience

Where are you located? (nothing in your profile). Long story semi-short:
I went thru this ordeal with my '06 Rev3 a couple of years ago with no joy. Paioli rebuild kits are unobtainium here in the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-04-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Dorian
You can replace the seal from the outside - no...

You can replace the seal from the outside - no need to split the cases.

Good luck!
Dorian
Forum: Trials 04-25-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dorian
Cool2 Me too - a wussy fair weather rider

Go with your gut feeling and call it good. I used to do the same thing - pseudo agonizing over whether to go to an event/ride or do something else. I'm over it. I do what I feel like doing and let...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By Dorian
Bluhduh Good to know - thanks for the heads up! -...

Good to know - thanks for the heads up!

- Dorian
Forum: Trials 03-30-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,844
Posted By Dorian
As Clint Eastwood says...

"A man's got to know his limitations"

As much as I'd love to advance, at my age (59) I'm happy surviving the local novice classification and having fun. The stress involved with (another)...
Forum: Trials 03-21-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,496
Posted By Dorian
Fwiw...

I installed the S3 idle/air screw set in the PWK on my '12 Sherco 2.9
The idle screw worked great - the air screw did not. I could not get it to run or idle correctly with the S3 air screw so I...
Forum: Trials 03-19-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,156
Posted By Dorian
mid-70's

My 1975 Bultaco Alpina 350. I used it for trail/enduro but wanted to start riding observed trials so I lowered the gearing, mounted up trials handlebars, Pirelli 2-ply tires, low fender off of a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-09-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,891
Posted By Dorian
Nice lunch! Man I gotta pack my stove and some...

Nice lunch! Man I gotta pack my stove and some better chow & a beverage from now on. A five minute break to wolf down a protein bar and a few extra drinks from my Camelbak don't cut it. Thanks for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,994
Posted By Dorian
Thumb I have 1,000+ miles on my GSAW with TKC 80's and...

I have 1,000+ miles on my GSAW with TKC 80's and Maier rear guard, lots of that off road. No clearance problems so far it works great!

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,507
Posted By Dorian
Let me be the first to congratulate you on your...

Let me be the first to congratulate you on your new purchase! :lol3

(my '08 was the best until I bought my '15GSA)

Cheers, Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,303
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Not looking back

Loved my '08 hex head. Rode a cam head for a few days. Cam head was noticeably spunkier than the hex head and the ESA was pretty cool.

The new GSAW is in a completely different league than either...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,494
Posted By Dorian
Thanks Jim. So it just lays there -...

Thanks Jim.

So it just lays there - sandwiched between the tank and the frame (not attached) when you remove the tank?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,494
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Super helpful! Thanks Jim and everyone who chimed...

Super helpful! Thanks Jim and everyone who chimed in!

(isn't there some sort of insulating fabric under the tank?)

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 408,426
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Congrats on a wonderful motorcycle! Dang...

Congrats on a wonderful motorcycle!

Dang those white ones are sure purdy! :evil

Safe riding - Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-19-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,872
Posted By Dorian
BIG difference between private sector and gov't:...

BIG difference between private sector and gov't: private companies have to operate efficiently to make a profit and survive/stay in business. Not so with Gov't which has no incentive or reason to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By Dorian
My GS was built on October 1st and arrived at my...

My GS was built on October 1st and arrived at my dealer on November 5th.

I ordered a white one too (they get here faster) :evil

Congrats and enjoy your bike - they are incredible!

- Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-12-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,872
Posted By Dorian
You forgot "Books not bombs!" Love the classic...

You forgot "Books not bombs!" Love the classic boiler plate rhetoric :norton
This state throws tons of money at public "education". Problem is it never filters down to who needs it; teachers and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-10-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,872
Posted By Dorian
It's a shame WA state is circling the drain

Washington really is a beautiful place but unfortunately run for decades, and getting worse with each election cycle, by a moronic bunch of dreamland PC politicians elected by an equally naive and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,839
Posted By Dorian
Touratech Crash Bar Reinforcement

I'll be getting THESE (http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3489/PN-045-5164/BMW-Crash-Bar-Reinforcement-BMW-R1200GS-ADV-2013-on-Water-Cooled) for my new GSA

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 105,935
Posted By Dorian
Thanks Jim! Hope yours arrives in a timely...

Thanks Jim! Hope yours arrives in a timely fashion. If not, there's always those worry beads... :D

I'll be contacting you about a maintenance DVD soon.

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 105,935
Posted By Dorian
Thumb I took delivery of my new bike today. Put a 125mi...

I took delivery of my new bike today. Put a 125mi on it taking the long way home. Ordered on August 5, 2014. Built on October 1st. Arrived in New Jersey on October 27 and at my dealer South Sound...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 105,935
Posted By Dorian
Good news (hopefully)

The dealer SSBMW was invoiced for my bike today - which means it is on a truck heading this way from NJ. Should arrive within 7-10 days! Since yours was also on the Maureen I imagine they might be...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 105,935
Posted By Dorian
I'm waiting for a GSA. Our bikes are probably on...

I'm waiting for a GSA. Our bikes are probably on the same boat. Originally the MSC Matilde - but based on the container number I have - were loaded on the MSC Maureen in Bremerhaven on Oct.14th. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-23-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dorian
Eek I didn't want to resurrect this but...

Wrong. You never put money down and never followed-up other than to say you wanted to buy a bike. Somebody came along with money$ and bought it. That's how it works. And for the record, after...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-18-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,521
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Talk to Frank Kergil in Bellevue (Frank's...

Talk to Frank Kergil in Bellevue (Frank's Motorbikes)
cell# four two five - 260 - 9002

He has a 300RR in stock. As for BYOB I'm sure he'll work with you on however you want to configure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 105,935
Posted By Dorian
- Dorian

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 105,935
Posted By Dorian
There's always these...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=322239

(I have a 2015 GSA due in next month)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Dorian
Troll Alert! :nono

Troll Alert! :nono
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Dorian
Question "Failure"? Maybe you're paranoid with the...

"Failure"?

Maybe you're paranoid with the interwebs BMW FD "failure" epidemic? But with 71k miles and the riding you've done I'd chalk it up to normal maintenance/wear and tear and re-title the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,776
Posted By Dorian
"If the ride is more fly, then you must buy!" ...

"If the ride is more fly, then you must buy!"
(Snoop Dogg)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,569
Posted By Dorian
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,451
Posted By Dorian
^^^ Thank you! So many riders get this false...

^^^ Thank you! So many riders get this false sense of security with all of this hi-beam stuff. It really is detrimental to being "seen" blasting your way in traffic with highs ablaze. It "washes" you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 105,935
Posted By Dorian
Hmmm... my bike's scheduled to be built during...

Hmmm... my bike's scheduled to be built during Oktoberfest :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,127
Posted By Dorian
It is for now. I just ordered a 2015 GSA and...

It is for now. I just ordered a 2015 GSA and brought this up to my dealer a couple of weeks ago. He said it is not unusual for BMW to list (other than some seals) the final drives available only as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Dorian
Hi Paul, Yeah "Lifetime" :lol3 wouldn't that...

Hi Paul,

Yeah "Lifetime" :lol3 wouldn't that be nice!

(sent you an email)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 719
Posted By Dorian
Question 2013~ GSW/GSAW Final Drive Parts

Perusing on-line parts diagrams I see that, other than a few seals, BMW doesn't list separate parts (bearings etc) for the new WC final drives :huh

Not to put the cart before the horse but.. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Nice work! I need to get away from the south end...

Nice work! I need to get away from the south end of the peninsula for once and poke around up there.
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