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Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By TexPaul
The final drive ratios are different in the HP2...

The final drive ratios are different in the HP2 versus the GS/GSA models. HP2 was 3.0 to 1, GS/GSA was 2.82 to 1 ('05, '06), 2.92 to 1 later. Brake mounts should be the same on at least on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By TexPaul
GS Battery Cables

Searched for this in the GS forum but could not find anything on this issue.

I have an '05 1200GS. Have issues sometimes when I hit the starter button, it cranks for a second then stops, display...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By TexPaul
Thanks to everyone who responded. Your info if...

Thanks to everyone who responded. Your info if appreciated.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By TexPaul
F650 GS twin fork springs

Anyone here ever replaced the fork springs on a F650GS twin with aftermarket? If so, what brand and source did you use and where you satisfied?
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,909
Posted By TexPaul
camp axe or hatchet

Getting ready to replace my old stake hammer/hatchet. Works great to drive tent stakes but lousy at chopping/splinting wood. Looked at the Gerber, especially the 17 inch model, maybe that's...
Forum: Europe 06-29-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By TexPaul
another outside Munich

We did the same thing as hankgs back in 2008 but stayed in Buchenhain, about 15km south of city center. We were 100 meters from the train stop and it was a 20 minute ride to the main gate of OF. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,936
Posted By TexPaul
According to my dealer the new specs are not part...

According to my dealer the new specs are not part of any bulletin or recall, just the specs on the latest CD from BMW (I don't know the date of that CD).

Here's the new specs

Intake new...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,128
Posted By TexPaul
2005 w/139,000

2005 w/139,000
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By TexPaul
Go to your local hardware store and/or auto parts...

Go to your local hardware store and/or auto parts store and look for the section where they keep rubber grommets and plugs. You can probably find something in there that will fit.
Forum: EMEA 03-15-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,810
Posted By TexPaul
Some really good info here. Special thanks to...

Some really good info here. Special thanks to GvG, I didn't think (at this stage) about visa requiremnets. That will go onto the list of things to do.

GvG asked about where we were going. Most...
Forum: EMEA 03-12-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,810
Posted By TexPaul
Camping in Europe

I am working on plans to take an extended motorcycle trip in Europe next year. Initial idea is to ship the two bikes over with Knopf, pick them up in early May and stay for…that part is not yet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 731
Posted By TexPaul
Help does this valve cover look right

I just popped the body work off the wife's 2010 F650twin for the 24K valve check. All previous checks were done at a dealer so this is the first time I've seen what sits under the airbox. When I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By TexPaul
Sorry I missed your statement about having 75K on...

Sorry I missed your statement about having 75K on the bike in your first post. At those miles I would check the clutch push rod for sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,387
Posted By TexPaul
You don't sate how many miles are on the bike. ...

You don't sate how many miles are on the bike. That piece of info might help.
If the noise goes away with the clutch in the problem could be the clutch push rod. Over time they get worn and loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2011, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By TexPaul
Contact this guy over in Blanco,...

Contact this guy over in Blanco, http://www.blancobeemerwerkes.com/.
He owns several Beemers and does work on them. I've used him several times and he does good work at rates that are much more...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-21-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By TexPaul
Texas National Rally

Join us on the banks of the beautiful <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Llano</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 744
Posted By TexPaul
'05 R1200GS clutch question

Backround -This is '05 R1200GS with 105K on the clock. Clutch master cylinder and drive shaft replaced at about 85K, final drive at 97K.

Bike is difficult to get into first gear (from nuetral)...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,781
Posted By TexPaul
Alaska prep

My wife and I just did Wetern Canada and Alaska this summer (early June to mid July). Here's a brief on bike issues I encountered.
The roads can be very rough in places. Check nuts and bolts...
Forum: Australia 09-14-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By TexPaul
where's ozmikl

Anyone on this forum know how to reach an Australian Adv inmate that goes by ozmikl? He's not responding to emails or PM's and I would like to get in touch with him.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 616
Posted By TexPaul
650 GS Twin sprockets

I need to start thinking about replacing the chain and sprockets on the wife's 2010 F650 GS twin. I know there are cheaper (than BMW) chain options but what about sprockets? Are there any aftermarket...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,499
Posted By TexPaul
Post D2d crashes

Does it count if you crash and didn't get hurt? I ate some Canadian gravel about 100 miles south of Dawson (towards Whitehorse). Nothing serious (except to my ego), thanks to my Roadcrafter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2010, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By TexPaul
chain tools

We're headed to Alaska soon and the wife's new F650GS twin is the first chain drive bike I've had in years so I'm looking for suggestions on spare parts and tools for roadside repairs on the 525 O...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-17-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By TexPaul
LA and south Ark good roads

We're headed from San Antonio over to Natchitoches then north to Branson, MO. I'm looking for some good roads north out of Natchitoches across northern LA and into southern ARK, eventuallty to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-17-2010, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By TexPaul
The Executive Inn, next door to the Limetree and...

The Executive Inn, next door to the Limetree and next to the Walmart isn't bad. I think it's cheaper than the Limetree, or was last summer. Rooms are clean, nothing fancy. We walked over to the...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 19,833
Posted By TexPaul
Anakee availability

After last summer I wised up and bought an extra set early. When I mount those in May, just before I head to Alaska, I'll keep the old set as a backup and order a new set. I've learned to keep one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,816
Posted By TexPaul
Name for the new forum

A Austrian engine in a German bike, how about the "Anschluss twins"?
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,509
Posted By TexPaul
Sidi On Road Gore Tex - Any feedback

I'm considering a pair of the new Sidi On Road Gore Tex boots. Anyone out thee have a pair yet? If so I would appreciate your feedback.
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,031
Posted By TexPaul
Wet crotch

If you use seal sealer on the cloth zipper tape it helps. And make sure you do it all the way back to the stiching. After I did mine I never had the wet crotch issue again.
Of course, if...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,804
Posted By TexPaul
Happy trails panniers

Just put a set of the 7.5 inch on my wife's '10 F650GS. One of the mounting brakets didn't line up correctly and it took me about an hour of work to get it to work. I had called HT with the issue...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,758
Posted By TexPaul
Chain cleaning on the road

Wife has a new F650GS twin and we’re planning it’s first big road trip. I haven’t done chain maintenance on the road in 20 years. So, I’m looking for some suggestions on supplies and equipment to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,066
Posted By TexPaul
Light bar for F650GS twin

Looking to mount some driving lights on wife's new F650GS Twin but can't seem to find any aftermarket light bars. Anybody out there have any good ideas or leads? Pics would be nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,446
Posted By TexPaul
Adv tank install

Just in ballpark figures what did this conversion cost you?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By TexPaul
Vibration

I had a similar problem on my '05 GS and it became more noticeable after I mounted new tires. The symptoms were very similar to what you mention except sometimes it was worse than others.
Turned...
Forum: Alaska 03-04-2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 19,260
Posted By TexPaul
plus two

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each member...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,228
Posted By TexPaul
GS u joint question

Doing some maint on my '05 1200GS and I noticed that one of the u joints on the drive shaft is starting to go. I know a new drive shaft is an option (at almost $700). I contacted Bruno's in Canada...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,892
Posted By TexPaul
Lift handle

I have one mounted on a '05GS. It definately helps but I sometimes wish it where mounted a little higher. Tried it in different locations but because of design it only works mounted in that one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By TexPaul
1200GS clutch spline lube

Getting ready to attempt a clutch spline lube and clutch inspection, on a '05 1200GS. Have done this on older 1100 oilhead but never newer hexhead. Is the transmission removal any more difficult...
Forum: EMEA 02-21-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,876
Posted By TexPaul
Visiting bigger cities

If you do want to see larger cities, but not drive in them, you might try this.
When my wife and I rode the Dolomites in 2008 wew wanted to see Venice because we were so close, but we didn't want...
Forum: EMEA 02-21-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By TexPaul
Route from Munich to Arabba

Haroon,

I promised you the route we took from Munich to Arabba so here goes. You should be able to follow this route on Google Earth if you don’t have any good Euro maps. It starts from...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,708
Posted By TexPaul
routes in Germany

Haroon,

Back in the fall of 2008 my wife and I rode much of the area you are talking about. We made it from Munich, actually started 20km south of Munich, to Arraba in two days. Total distance...
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