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Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2,583
Views: 800,307
Posted By PackRat
http://packratfxr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend...

http://packratfxr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Big-Bend-trip-March-08/i-K8KtzDq/0/M/Big%20Bend%20Trip%20040-M.jpg

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Forum: The Garage 01-23-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 172,865
Posted By PackRat
I worked on my autopsy table modifications....got...

I worked on my autopsy table modifications....got the oak face trim installed and filled nail holes.....sanding tomorrow....then 24 drawers to build.:clap

Built lots of engines and transmissions...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 498,678
Posted By PackRat
I contemplated, considered, pondered, imagined,...

I contemplated, considered, pondered, imagined, the scheduling, postponing, beginninig, starting, and re-scheduling the routine service on my GSA........then I thought better of it, and decided to...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,730
Posted By PackRat
Ok - I tried it with MapInstall and it said that...

Ok - I tried it with MapInstall and it said that I "need to install a memory card before transfering Maps". MapInstall doesn't seem to recognise that there is a card is installed at all. :eek1
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Forum: Vendors 10-18-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,730
Posted By PackRat
Thank you, Sir! :devildog I will try as soon as I...

Thank you, Sir! :devildog I will try as soon as I get home!! I really want that card to work!

And since they are not updating the maps for the 276C series anymore (according to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 04:20 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,551
Posted By PackRat
[QUOTE=84hd79;22479303]Might have gone another...

[QUOTE=84hd79;22479303]Might have gone another way if you told him you were a Navy Corpsman..[/QUOTE


ABSOLUTELY........I always buy Corpsmen drinks when I know they are "Docs".

As a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,551
Posted By PackRat
When I go to Va I just stick the V-1 in my front...

When I go to Va I just stick the V-1 in my front "Stich" pocket and zip it up....then I follow a Vette or some other more attractive target to my destination!:lol3

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,813
Posted By PackRat
You'll love it - especially since she helped you...

You'll love it - especially since she helped you pick it out! Ya'll have fun on it together!!
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Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4,728
Views: 1,600,045
Posted By PackRat
If I get a new one I am going to name it "Water...

If I get a new one I am going to name it "Water Boarder"!!:clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,313
Posted By PackRat
I've done the same with several final drive...

I've done the same with several final drive failures!:puke1


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Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,448
Posted By PackRat
I have had these on the last 3 bikes...Love...

I have had these on the last 3 bikes...Love em!!:clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 498,678
Posted By PackRat
Walked past it and said something nice to...

Walked past it and said something nice to it...knowing I have 8 more weeks of PY rehab before I can ride it again.:cry


.....as soon as I can lift it!!:clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,313
Posted By PackRat
On three sets the best I got was 4500 miles out...

On three sets the best I got was 4500 miles out of the rear and about 6000 out of the fronts!


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Forum: Vendors 02-08-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,730
Posted By PackRat
I installed the chip in a Garmin carrier...no...

I installed the chip in a Garmin carrier...no problem until I selectedabout 1.9 GB in map sets (whole USA) and the MapSource sends me a message window that says the memory card isn't sufficiant for...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 172,865
Posted By PackRat
Re-assembling my Bridgeport mill after...

Re-assembling my Bridgeport mill after overhauling it. Drilled and tapped the rear of the just-precision-ground table for the DRO scales and guards. Tomorrow I chamfer the edges of the t-slots and...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 662,163
Posted By PackRat
It is an aluminum 3.3 gallon tank that I built to...

It is an aluminum 3.3 gallon tank that I built to be legal (with a stock GSA tank) for IBA rallies and events. I have more than 400 mile range with it. I don't put the burp can on it, except for IBA...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By PackRat
Before you buy a new latch, try loooking at the...

Before you buy a new latch, try loooking at the pin that the lock engages and see if you can adjust it with a drift pin and tap it with a hammer. On the one I have, it was knocked off a little with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,028
Posted By PackRat
Master Guns, I am 66 year old Marine with an...

Master Guns,
I am 66 year old Marine with an '02 GSA (70,000 miles) that I have taken to Prudhoe Bay and across the Trans Lab highway in the last 3 years. The bikes you are looking at are great...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 122,210
Posted By PackRat
Pielet97- Outstanding Work!!!! :clap .

Pielet97- Outstanding Work!!!! :clap


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Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 3,419
Views: 498,678
Posted By PackRat
I finished up re-assembly of an overhaul of all...

I finished up re-assembly of an overhaul of all the drive train from the clutch all the way back to the tail light. All new bearings, seals, gaskets, fluids, clutch disc, driveshaft, pivot bearings,...
Forum: The Garage 11-22-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6,010
Views: 2,551,259
Posted By PackRat
And would she have the insurancve agent on speed...

And would she have the insurancve agent on speed dial?:D


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Forum: Trials 09-05-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,427
Posted By PackRat
Do it!! I rode my trials bike until my 64 year...

Do it!! I rode my trials bike until my 64 year old knees couldn't hack standing all the time!!

http://packratfxr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-GSA-Mods/IMG1928/115280134_WPhnN-M.jpg

Moab is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By PackRat
Find the answer or cause before you ride it!!! ...

Find the answer or cause before you ride it!!!

In my 02 GSA with 70,000 miles I heard/felt a clunk in my drive train and immediately pulled off and coasted into a close hotel parking lot. On the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,207
Posted By PackRat
At 66, my GSA takes its share of naps....usually...

At 66, my GSA takes its share of naps....usually I take the picture before picking it up!!! :clap No Biggie!!

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Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By PackRat
+1 !!! :clap .

+1 !!! :clap



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Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,021
Posted By PackRat
If the Dalton is dry, it is reasonable on any...

If the Dalton is dry, it is reasonable on any tire, but in the rain and sleet you will be glad you have knobbies. I also did the Trans Lab on TKCs and they were great, but all the pot holes were full...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,883
Posted By PackRat
Don't count on it!! The Russians make so many...

Don't count on it!! The Russians make so many "off the wall" thread pitches you couldn't measure them!!!! Try to fix one of their tanks!! :rofl
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 547
Posted By PackRat
I often have to unscrew the collar off the end so...

I often have to unscrew the collar off the end so I can clean the "grippers" that grab the zerk....they get sand behind them and when you push it on they are forced on to the zerk fitting but they...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By PackRat
Same here!! And love them....if the squeaking...

Same here!! And love them....if the squeaking bothers you the silicone spray is said to quiet them!:rofl I will get another pair if these ever wear out. Always been dry for me!

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Forum: Equipment 07-31-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By PackRat
SWmoto - just ordered 2 tourances (ft & rr) for...

SWmoto - just ordered 2 tourances (ft & rr) for the GSA for $286.00 at the front door!! I've gotten about 10 sets from them.:clap Some times you can get some close deals on TKC80s at other places,...
Forum: The Garage 05-01-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6,010
Views: 2,551,259
Posted By PackRat
I thought I was the only one that had Nat Geo...

I thought I was the only one that had Nat Geo Wild shows erased by Opra re-runs!:lol3


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Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By PackRat
I have a volt meter on my GSA and I watch the...

I have a volt meter on my GSA and I watch the voltage with all the lights on at low RPM. But other than the initial start up, I don't use it much except under heavy loads (night in winter= lights...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,162
Posted By PackRat
Interesting thread for a rider who is sitting in...

Interesting thread for a rider who is sitting in Greenwood MS in a hotel on Sunday waiting for the U-Haul place to open Monday so I can load my FD failure and take it home!

But I am not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By PackRat
Based on what??? HAVE YOU GOT THE TECHNICAL...

Based on what???
HAVE YOU GOT THE TECHNICAL SPECS FOR BOTH FILTERS? :deal

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,204
Posted By PackRat
Same for me!! Have had my RDL for 65,000 miles...

Same for me!! Have had my RDL for 65,000 miles and love it!:clap

Yes, I look like a portly ballerina at the stop lights! :lol3

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 122,210
Posted By PackRat
Thank you, Sir! :devildog .

Thank you, Sir! :devildog


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 122,210
Posted By PackRat
External Re-usable Oil Filter: ...

External Re-usable Oil Filter:

http://packratfxr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BMW-GSA-Mods/i-ccBZTxL/0/L/IMG1388-L.jpg
Now I don't have to remove 10 bolts to get skid plate off. Drain is remoted...
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6,010
Views: 2,551,259
Posted By PackRat
Jim, you might as well go ahead and spill some...

Jim, you might as well go ahead and spill some Mobil 1 on it and get it out of your system!!:lol3

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Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,578
Posted By PackRat
I wonder if there is room to add another LED...

I wonder if there is room to add another LED close to the tripmeter. Maybe just an LED with a resister instead of a larger socket for the LED bulbs. I might try that with an amber LED....quick glance...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,436
Posted By PackRat
+1 I have about 67,000 miles on my '02 GSA and I...

+1 I have about 67,000 miles on my '02 GSA and I plan to keep it and get it up to 250,000 before my kids take the keys from me! I ride with some R1200 owners and don't have any desire to move up. I...
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