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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-08-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 327,357
Posted By Usmcpilot
Where's the taken, Meridian, MS? I fly T-45's...

Where's the taken, Meridian, MS? I fly T-45's out of Kingsville, TX. We will be in El Centro, CA in Jan if you want some more pics with the jet.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 73,161
Posted By Usmcpilot
Just made the switch and WOW, what a difference....

Just made the switch and WOW, what a difference. There must have been a dead cell in the original battery. It never turned the motor over properly.

Thanks for the advice Jim!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 198,043
Posted By Usmcpilot
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/usmcpilo...

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/usmcpilot/image_zpscda61b7a.jpg

My little girl trying out the new Jesse top box.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By Usmcpilot
When searching for topics use google. Just type...

When searching for topics use google. Just type "advrider r1200gs service manual". Don't use the quotes. You will get what you are looking for.

Good luck!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,053
Posted By Usmcpilot
I wrestled with those damn tires for most of a...

I wrestled with those damn tires for most of a day. Just could not spoon them on. Got pissed off, through some tools around the garage and yelled at the wife. Had to back off and regroup. Found a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,001
Posted By Usmcpilot
Daniel, I have been riding motorcycles for more...

Daniel, I have been riding motorcycles for more than 18 yrs and have more miles and trips than I can count. I have been to over 20 countries, lead Marines in combat and deployed 3 times to the Gulf....
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,450
Posted By Usmcpilot
Nice job! I did a very similar ride on my way...

Nice job! I did a very similar ride on my way back from El Centro, CA to Corpus Christi, TX. I wish I knew that you guys were heading through this area as I would love to buy some fellow ADV riders...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,467
Posted By Usmcpilot
I had the same experience with Alycia. They went...

I had the same experience with Alycia. They went above and beyond to get my key matched to the top box. The bags are great and it seemed like the customer service was outstanding until it came time...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,467
Posted By Usmcpilot
Jim, I just got my top box for the R1200GSA and...

Jim, I just got my top box for the R1200GSA and there were no instructions with it or on the web site. I called and emailed with no success. It was not overly difficult to figure it out but I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By Usmcpilot
That was going to be my question! Mine will...

That was going to be my question! Mine will start in any gear provided to clutch is pulled in.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,411
Posted By Usmcpilot
My R1200C had an ABS light for about a year...

My R1200C had an ABS light for about a year before I bought the GS911. I hooked it up to see what the code was. I don't really remember what it said but I cleared the falt codes and the light went...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By Usmcpilot
Mr. Mushman

Mushman, thanks for the offer and I will PM you in Oct. Looking forward to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By Usmcpilot
Yes Jimbo, it's me. I have been busy the last...

Yes Jimbo, it's me. I have been busy the last year and a half. When are you coming to Texas next? I know that you mentioned a race you wanted to go to. Let me know.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By Usmcpilot
Yes, I had a similar experience with a B-1 BONE...

Yes, I had a similar experience with a B-1 BONE this summer. The problem with getting a photo with one of them at an air show is that the only time I go to one is when I fly a jet in. No bike to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By Usmcpilot
Funny you say that. On my next trip I'm planning...

Funny you say that. On my next trip I'm planning to visit the aircraft boneyard in Tucson, AZ where thay have hundreds of B-52's. maybe I can get a pic with the bike next to one. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,971
Posted By Usmcpilot
2011 R1200GSA Year In Review

Ok, first things first. I have had the bike more than a year but have been too busy/lazy to put this together. :eek1 Anyway, I have read several post here from people asking questions like am I too...
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2013, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,370
Views: 1,225,236
Posted By Usmcpilot
I spent 5 years in San Diego and never went south...

I spent 5 years in San Diego and never went south of the boarder. Mostly because Uncel Sam made it off limits. We will be moving back in 2 years, after we get out, and the first thing on my list of...
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By Usmcpilot
Yes, I agree with SGT Duster. I was thinking you...

Yes, I agree with SGT Duster. I was thinking you should just go for it as sprockets don't fail completely that often but after looking at the pics and considering the distance involved, the peace of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By Usmcpilot
2011 gsa

+1 on the video. I used it for the annual work and it was very helpful for proper torques and quantities. Lots of good tips to make the job easy. One thing that was noticeably absent was changing...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By Usmcpilot
I just walked in and read them the coupon code...

I just walked in and read them the coupon code and he typed into the register. Discount applied.
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By Usmcpilot
Just picked one up at Harbor freight for $299.00....

Just picked one up at Harbor freight for $299.00. The guy at the store was suprised at the price with the promo code. He said they sell about one a week at the reg price and that $299 was a great...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Usmcpilot
Just bought 3 on amazon. Thanks for the help.

Just bought 3 on amazon. Thanks for the help.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Usmcpilot
I'm not really trying to bad mouth dealers but...

I'm not really trying to bad mouth dealers but the one in San Antonio is a little sketchy. I learned a long time ago that there are some good guys out there but most don't really know much more than...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Usmcpilot
I've got over 50K on my R1200c and about 12K on...

I've got over 50K on my R1200c and about 12K on my GS with zero issues. Can't say much about the KLR but I'm happy with my Bimmers.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Usmcpilot
Looks like they want $24.44 now. Any links to the...

Looks like they want $24.44 now. Any links to the $15.00 ones?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Usmcpilot
The skid plate does fit so I guess I will keep it...

The skid plate does fit so I guess I will keep it until the next oil change. Thanks for the tip on the K&N filters on Amazon. I will order some tonight.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Usmcpilot
Damn, busted!!!!!:eek1

Damn, busted!!!!!:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Usmcpilot
I don't tell the dealer anything. I try not to...

I don't tell the dealer anything. I try not to ask them much either. Most of the time I find their advice misleading or just plan wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,514
Posted By Usmcpilot
I used the wrong oil filter

Ok, here's a good one. I was completing the annual maintenance on my 2011 R1200GSA and opened the box with the oil filter only to notice that it was the filter for my 2000 R1200C. This was a big...
Forum: Americas 09-05-2012, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Usmcpilot
Yes, Big Bend is nice. I camped out there last...

Yes, Big Bend is nice. I camped out there last time I did this trip but it was much hotter then. I was thinking about that route or maybe just spending more time in the hill country. Any suggestions...
Forum: Americas 09-04-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By Usmcpilot
Looking for ideas for trip from San Diego to South TX.

Ok, I am seeking input (I know this can be dangerous with this crowd) for an upcoming trip from San Diego/El Centro, CA to Corpus Christi, TX. The trip will be taking place at the end of Oct around...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-10-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 7,333,212
Posted By Usmcpilot
I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks this...

I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks this way. I love my GSA but my 1200C is one bike that I will never get rid of. I bought it new in 2000 and still think it looks great!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 7,333,212
Posted By Usmcpilot
What are you talking about? That is one of the...

What are you talking about? That is one of the nicest looking bikes out there. Not a big fan of the color but come on, the lines are beautiful and it handles better than any cruiser on the market. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 165,187
Posted By Usmcpilot
I thought this one was pretty cool. After 4...

I thought this one was pretty cool. After 4 weeks flying in El Centro, CA I road the bike back to Corpus Christi, TX.
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/usmcpilot/IMG_1070-1.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-07-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 467
Views: 112,051
Posted By Usmcpilot
TX Hill Country Dam

Hard to see but it was quite nice.
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/usmcpilot/IMG_1194.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-06-2012, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,437,675
Posted By Usmcpilot
Not sure if this has been posted yet but here's...

Not sure if this has been posted yet but here's one from TX hill country.
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/usmcpilot/hillcontry2.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-28-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 327,357
Posted By Usmcpilot
NAF El Centro

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/usmcpilot/IMG_1070-1.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,014
Posted By Usmcpilot
Jesse Work Shop

I bought my bike in San Diego and rode it back to South Texas. On the way back I stopped in PHX and paid a visit to the Jesse Luggage factory. They were very nice and showed me around the shop. I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-28-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 889
Views: 110,990
Posted By Usmcpilot
TX Hill Country

The photo really doesn't do it justice but the fields were covered in flowers. It was a great ride.
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/usmcpilot/hillcountry3.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-28-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3,798
Views: 843,070
Posted By Usmcpilot
River Road on the way to Big Bend

There are some very lonely highways in the Big Bend area. Very far off the beaten path.
http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/gg557/usmcpilot/IMG_1117.jpg
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