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Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Ha. Nice pun and good advice. Thanks

Ha. Nice pun and good advice. Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Side Case Vario mounting bolt/pin needed

I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I lost one of those mushroom head bolts and the associated sleeve for the stock vario side case luggage mounts on a 2011 R1200GS and hoping someone here might...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Thanks all. The problem is this bolt - which is...

Thanks all. The problem is this bolt - which is actually called a pin in the BMW parts list - has a very thick (1/2"?) mushroom shaped head that the Vario cases latch on to. Anyone who has a GS that...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-03-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Bump. Hoping someone has said mushroom bolt for...

Bump. Hoping someone has said mushroom bolt for the stock vario luggage they'd be wiling to sell.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Virtual Farmer
1200GS Luggage Mount bolt needed

I'm hoping someone here can help me out. I lost one of those mushroom bolts (and the associated sleeve) for the stock side luggage mounts on a 2011 R1200GS and hoping someone here might have one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5,608
Views: 942,942
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Decals

Das Boot,
Has she made decals for your GS? If so do you think she would have those as part of her "inventory". I've been looking for someone "local" to make some decals but don't see any of her non...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Thanks guys. I had that suspicion but was hoping...

Thanks guys. I had that suspicion but was hoping someone found a way around it. I assume this is 15 min deal and not a several hour ordeal? If it's the former perhaps I can coax a friendly mechanic...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Wink Thanks LPOL, I read that thread when I was doing...

Thanks LPOL, I read that thread when I was doing my research but it was one of the many that said a dealer must do that work. What I'm interested in is, what does the dealer actually do? To they have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 557
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Computer recognition of BMW Factory Alarm

Well folks I think I need help from the collective pool of Wisdom. I have a 2011 GS that I bought new from a dealer here in the West, and over the holidays my wife purchased a BMW factory alarm for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 55,307
Posted By Virtual Farmer
BMW recall?

Has anyone heard if BMW has issued a formal recall on this issue? I noticed this on a recent(ish) WSJ article and it looks like there might be some movement towards BMW taking some responsbility for...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By Virtual Farmer
+1 on the Autocomm superpro. Superb noise...

+1 on the Autocomm superpro. Superb noise attenuation even in high wind. From what I hear Autocomm has recently been bought by Starcom - one of their key competitors. I believe Both companies are...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By Virtual Farmer
+1 on the BMW pants. On sale the Summer pants are...

+1 on the BMW pants. On sale the Summer pants are less than $200. Great protection, great in both hot and cold and legs zip off to become shorts which can be very handy. I have two pair because I...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,621
Posted By Virtual Farmer
I'll toss in my two cents since I spent quite a...

I'll toss in my two cents since I spent quite a bit of time mulling over the same options others are talking about. In the end I got a Rev'it Sand jacket, wear it every single day and love it. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,204
Posted By Virtual Farmer
I suppose I deserved that. I just didn't want to...

I suppose I deserved that. I just didn't want to super slab it for 16 hours on brand new knobbies in the dark since I plan to drive out after work on Thursday. If it helps, this will be the first...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,204
Posted By Virtual Farmer
GS Trophy Challange Bike Prep

Fitenfyr,
It looks like you are correct. I just got an email yesterday from Jim at Rawhyde saying they were busy with the CD trips. My original question to him was what exactly the entry fee...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-10-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 15,521
Views: 2,387,519
Posted By Virtual Farmer
R1150GS Service Parts available

All,
Last summer I replaced my 2002 R1150GS with a 2011 R1200GS, and this weekend as I was cleaning out my garage I ran across the following items for the R1150 that I'm willing to sell//trade to a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,957
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Joon1911, Here's are two pics of the black...

Joon1911,
Here's are two pics of the black Altrider bars on my Triple Black. I just ordered the upper bars and will post a pic when I get them installed....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,957
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Joon, I just purchased a set of these new bars...

Joon,
I just purchased a set of these new bars for my Triple Black and I really like the black on black. I can also attest to the faster install time than the previous versions. With a M/C lift they...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Hey guys thanks for all the help. I'll definitely...

Hey guys thanks for all the help. I'll definitely end up with one of these recommendations. And since I spent 15 years in NM a decent Green Chil breakfast burrito in the morning is right up my alley.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 18,204
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Denverite headed to Moab

Gents, I'm glad to see so much chatter about this. I too am headed out to "The Challenge" and have prepping my GS as well. Of course besides the tires, gear and such I'm also trying to get...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 943
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Where to stay in Moab

All, a friend and I are planning to do some riding in Moab for the first time on 19-22 Sept and am looking from advice on where to stay in the area. My basic requirement is a clean room with a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-04-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Replacement riser bolt pick-up

Inmates, I found a local Denver supplier to buy socket head stainless steel replacement bolts for the four riser bolts on the late model GSs. The polished SS are $2.25ea for the large M10x90s and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 727
Posted By Virtual Farmer
I have a Givi monokey rack for an 1150 but it's...

I have a Givi monokey rack for an 1150 but it's designed to fit behind the passenger seat, not in place of the rear seat. I just purchased a 1200 so the rack is not at all useful to me right now.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,535
Posted By Virtual Farmer
OverThehill "First flub up was buying the Vario...

OverThehill
"First flub up was buying the Vario Bags with the motorcycle. Made a good move by not installing them and haven't even taken them out of the box, Ebay ready!"

If you haven't already...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,436
Posted By Virtual Farmer
+1 on Corrales. I lived in ABQ for 15 years, the...

+1 on Corrales. I lived in ABQ for 15 years, the last 5 in Corrales. Great place for dogs, horses etc plus as others have mentioned no issue with trailers. Regarding a hotel to stay, I would...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,896
Posted By Virtual Farmer
+1 for Kriega. I've literally left a rest...

+1 for Kriega.
I've literally left a rest spot, and after a bit down the road realized I left my backpack. When I got to the rest area I sheepishly realized it was still on my back! Literally THE...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,756
Posted By Virtual Farmer
I've been extremely uccessful with AAA Metric in...

I've been extremely uccessful with AAA Metric in Denver. They are a national supplier and seem to have every type of metric fastener in every type of material (Aluminum, SS, Plastic, Steel etc). Give...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,332
Posted By Virtual Farmer
This time of year one should definitely be able...

This time of year one should definitely be able to negotiate a pretty decent deal. I had been negotiating for about 6 weeks with an out of state dealer for a new 2011 Triple Black. When it came down...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By Virtual Farmer
This a similar thought but with an extra feature...

This a similar thought but with an extra feature to use as an axle wrench. If you have the tools to machine this type of product there are probably a few other permutations that you might find...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By Virtual Farmer
+1 here as well. I bought my 2011 Triple Black on...

+1 here as well. I bought my 2011 Triple Black on December 31st. Dealer was quite happy to have it off the show room floor and attributed to his year end sales - especially since the 2012s were...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2012, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By Virtual Farmer
+1 on brand new 2011's still available at some...

+1 on brand new 2011's still available at some dealierships.
Also, most dealers view throwing in additional equipment vice discounting the price as more favorable. So perhaps you could negotiate a...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2012, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1,054
Views: 198,358
Posted By Virtual Farmer
+1 on the FAIL for the circlip pliers. ...

+1 on the FAIL for the circlip pliers.

Partial PASS on the larger scissor action air driven M/C lift. Had to add about 1/4" of spacers (washers) to the bolts provided otherwise they would catch...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 490
Posted By Virtual Farmer
I have been to that show two or three times in...

I have been to that show two or three times in different locations (coincided with some business travel). A good show to see a lot of products and bikes all in one location. For example you can try...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By Virtual Farmer
+1 for Beemers and More. Definitely the only...

+1 for Beemers and More.
Definitely the only place in CO. They had what I needed for a good price as well. Also, be aware that Kreiga is raising prices on all backpacks by $10-$20 in Feb so if you...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-08-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,022
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Hey guys, looks like you guys are on to...

Hey guys, looks like you guys are on to something. Here's my two cents as a long term adventure rider. I've found it very handy to have a pocket low enough on the thigh that it can be accessed...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,824
Posted By Virtual Farmer
I can vouch for the 63 degrees in Denver but...

I can vouch for the 63 degrees in Denver but spent last night digging my truck out a ditch (didn't have it 4WD). Aside from that event, I too purchased a new GS yesterday - 2011 Triple Black! :clap I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,352
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Is there any issue with sanding one of these...

Is there any issue with sanding one of these semi-shepres to change the clearance, or is that simply not recommended? I suppose one would have to find a way to keep the surface 100% flat but that is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Twalcom review?

I was curious if any one has experience with the Twalcom Raid Cylinder guards for the 1200s. They have an Altrider look and I personally like them better than the stock BMW options. Also does anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 854
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Clearwater LIght X-mas Deal

Hey inmates I thought I'd pass along a great experience I had earlier today with Glenn at Clearwater Lights. My intent was to research these lights as part of a suggested X-mas gift "from" my wife....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,776
Posted By Virtual Farmer
Without adding fuel to the fire I figured I'd...

Without adding fuel to the fire I figured I'd throw in my idea of a winter pic :evil
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