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Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-05-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 53,412
Posted By RideThereNow
Thanks Donnie

If that "gentleman" from the front range hadn't said what he said I would not have bumped into your great ride reports. Many thanks for posting these great reports.
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,758
Posted By RideThereNow
Good and Bad

I've had the Airflow 3 for several years and last summer bought the AF 4. The AF 4 is an improvement in terms of airflow, armor and the Coldblack coating. All in all a good jacket.

The problems I...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,867
Posted By RideThereNow

I agree, the BMW zippers on both of my Airflow jackets ( 3 and 4) were flimsy and failed while on cross country trips. I like the jackets a lot and especially the Airflow 4 with it's Coldblack...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-03-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 29,844
Posted By RideThereNow
Your work posting this ride is really appreciated

I love that high desert country, there is nothing like it, especially early morning and late afternoons when the shadows are long. I was born and lived in Reno for years and try to get back that way...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2013, 04:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,715
Posted By RideThereNow
Womens Klim gear comment

My wife is 5'9" and 115 lbs and is very happy with her Klim mens's gear, it seems like mens and women's sizing with this gear is about the same since you really need some room for layering and this...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-19-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,654
Posted By RideThereNow

It looks like you are both having a wonderful time traveling in these interesting parts of the world. I've been to several of the areas and have both good and bad memories associated with things I've...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-12-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,580
Posted By RideThereNow

You've already seen some good advice from other folks regarding this area. So take this for what it's worth, I know the area fairly well and would like to offer my two cents for what it's worth.
Forum: Face Plant 06-25-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 845
Views: 239,487
Posted By RideThereNow

How fortunate to have the Troll Engineering Group solve this manufacturing problem. if we can get them working on some larger environmental issues the whole world will benefit
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,965
Posted By RideThereNow
Long story short.

According to the dealer the entire wiring harness did have to be replaced due to one bad wire from the D3 plug to the O2 sensor. BMW will not approve replacing single wires in the harness that affect...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,965
Posted By RideThereNow
Thanks for the suggestion JimVonBaden

It looks like BMWRA has a good overview of the canbus system with diagrams.

From reading that and from what was told to me, there is a wire connection from canbus to a/the O2 sensor that is bad....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,965
Posted By RideThereNow
You could be right.

Maybe the starting problem is unrelated. Read the effing post. The only problem ever observed was the starting problem at altitude that was never fixed or replicated at lower elevations. When the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,965
Posted By RideThereNow
Not meaning to get anyones pink panties in a wad but!

So, my 2007 GSA with 24K miles is in the shop for a routine service. I just get a call from the service adviser to tell me the bike has a canbus failure. It can't be repaired per BMW, only replaced....
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 12-10-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 115,644
Posted By RideThereNow
Hotel nevada

Thanks for taking the time to do this great ride report.

Regarding the Hotel Nevada, my oldest friends uncle used to run or own it long ago. My wife and I always stop there to eat when crossing...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-25-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 37,929
Posted By RideThereNow

Why does this thread read like an advertisement? Who is doing the photog? Who are the government guys facilitating the ride we see in many of the pix? Who is the in charge looking dude seen in...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,114
Posted By RideThereNow
Give 'em a break!

I've never met any of the AS people or been to their store but I have bought numerous items from them over the past 10 years, a few things I had to return and all in all would rate them as a "best in...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 759
Views: 159,384
Posted By RideThereNow
No Problems After Full Submersion

2007 X-CH dissappeared underwater with me on it last year in one of those friendly Kansas floods :eek1 .

Long story short, I was dumb, my friend was really helpful in rescuing me and getting the...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 02-02-2010, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,422
Posted By RideThereNow
Thanks for posting

Thanks for taking the time to post. This was an enjoyable weekend with great riding and people. The pictures don't really show how big that bull was, probably 1800+ lbs.

I'm signing up for this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,033
Posted By RideThereNow
Hyperpro front springs

I had the Hyperpro front springs/oil installed on a BMW X about a month ago and am completely satisfied with the result. I weigh almost as much as the bike so hard stops on asphalt had the front end...
Forum: Thumpers 01-08-2009, 06:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,377
Posted By RideThereNow
Great bike

Keep the throttle twisted to the stop and enjoy.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2008, 07:19 PM
Replies: 2,032
Views: 169,802
Posted By RideThereNow
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-01-2008, 01:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By RideThereNow
Thanks for taking the time to share

Moab is the best, I'm out there once a year minimum and it always seems magical, sun coming up and going down are some of the best times as the color seems to explode.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-31-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By RideThereNow
I've seen the same thing.

Topo '08 has a lot of inaccuracies, roads missing that are plainly visible, some with traffic visible on them, routes thru lakes instead of following the actual road, etc. Not sure what is going on...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-30-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 39,254
Posted By RideThereNow
Got Garmin, Bring Maps.

No foolin, you'll need 'em.

Mapsource is IMHO a piece of prehistoric, cobbed together shit.

Has anybody there actually used it to develop off road routes? And, while we're on this line, how...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By RideThereNow

It's a 650 single, four stroke fer fsakes. Whadda expect. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,975
Posted By RideThereNow
Thanks for the work you put into Advrider

Thanks for sharing GB, very nice rig. I just picked up my new X Challenge today. It's a heck of a change from other bikes I've owned over the years. It's keeping the R1200GSA company and will be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 04-25-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By RideThereNow

What days/dates are you thinking of and how much time on the trail?

what type of bike and camping/no camping?
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-25-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,996
Posted By RideThereNow
R1200 GSA won't start


Thanks for sharing.

I have the same bike and incidently did much of the same trip two years ago on a K12RS.

Moki Dugway is a real surprise if you're not expecting it.

Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,849
Posted By RideThereNow
The '07 GSA could use a lower 1st in the dirt

I've been in several situations such as Cinamon Pass in Colorado loaded up where a lower 1st gear would sure come in handy, otherwise for street riding the stock gearing is fine. The bikes got enough...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-04-2008, 03:37 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 106,747
Posted By RideThereNow
Great Pix, thanks

Thanks for the great pix, some of those water crossings are hilarious.

Enjoy all that wilderness while you can, with the booming economy and 550,000 people living on the island it might become a...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 10-27-2007, 02:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,293
Posted By RideThereNow
You The Man

Great post, thanks for sharing, I make at least one trip west each year and the pictures of Utah sure bring back good memories.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By RideThereNow
Thank You All For The Input

I'll post the answer to this when we get one, I appreciate you all taking the time to help.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2007, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 947
Posted By RideThereNow
Pissed 1200 Gsa Won't Start

Does anyone have experience with their 1200 GSA ('07 with 8,000 miles) not starting after sitting for a couple of weeks? (hey, things happen that interfer with riding)

The battery acts weak, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 10,025
Posted By RideThereNow
Better with age

Semper Fi, you're not far off on the vibes, my 1200 GSA took about 6000 miles to smooth out, it now pulls hard through the rev band and is smooth as silk at all rpm. If you get one, just run it like...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2007, 06:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,243
Posted By RideThereNow
Same Problem Here

My 2007 1200GSA with 7,000 miles does the same thing.

Over the past week at 45 degrees and at 10,000 foot elevation, starting the bike required connecting the battery charger EVERY morning.
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By RideThereNow
Cool2 Fyyff

So, where can the rest of us mere mortals get a custom suit?
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2007, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,919
Posted By RideThereNow
Cool2 Feck

What drama!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-26-2007, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By RideThereNow
I'm going.

I plan to leave on the 9th or 10th from KC, heading over to Prairie du Chein, then up along the Great River Road into MN, visiting Duluth for a day and then East to the rally.

Let me know if...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,658
Posted By RideThereNow

Things must be really, really boring up North! :eek1

Glad you enjoyed the ride across country, next time you might consider staying off the interstates so you can experience the best of America,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2007, 04:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,263
Posted By RideThereNow
Keep us posted on what you find out.

I've found that leaving the Garmin (376C draws a tiny bit of current to keep the internal battery pack charged) plugged in over a few days will drain the NEW battery just enough so it won't turn the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2007, 04:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,079
Posted By RideThereNow
Just Saying

Hay Fastfwd don't forget you can also get medical advice from the inmates, just post a picture of the problem and we'll all chime in with useful commentary. :rofl

Just kidding, I've picked up...
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