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Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dorian
Troll Alert! :nono

Troll Alert! :nono
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,114
Posted By Dorian
Question "Failure"? Maybe you're paranoid with the...

"Failure"?

Maybe you're paranoid with the interwebs BMW FD "failure" epidemic? But with 71k miles and the riding you've done I'd chalk it up to normal maintenance/wear and tear and re-title the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,933
Posted By Dorian
"If the ride is more fly, then you must buy!" ...

"If the ride is more fly, then you must buy!"
(Snoop Dogg)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,076
Posted By Dorian
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,075
Posted By Dorian
^^^ Thank you! So many riders get this false...

^^^ Thank you! So many riders get this false sense of security with all of this hi-beam stuff. It really is detrimental to being "seen" blasting your way in traffic with highs ablaze. It "washes" you...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,623
Posted By Dorian
Hmmm... my bike's scheduled to be built during...

Hmmm... my bike's scheduled to be built during Oktoberfest :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,290
Posted By Dorian
It is for now. I just ordered a 2015 GSA and...

It is for now. I just ordered a 2015 GSA and brought this up to my dealer a couple of weeks ago. He said it is not unusual for BMW to list (other than some seals) the final drives available only as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Dorian
Hi Paul, Yeah "Lifetime" :lol3 wouldn't that...

Hi Paul,

Yeah "Lifetime" :lol3 wouldn't that be nice!

(sent you an email)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Dorian
Question 2013~ GSW/GSAW Final Drive Parts

Perusing on-line parts diagrams I see that, other than a few seals, BMW doesn't list separate parts (bearings etc) for the new WC final drives :huh

Not to put the cart before the horse but.. I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-08-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 760
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Nice work! I need to get away from the south end...

Nice work! I need to get away from the south end of the peninsula for once and poke around up there.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By Dorian
Don't remember so just be guessing. Was going to...

Don't remember so just be guessing. Was going to suggest you contact your dealer..

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By Dorian
Hey Aaron, Me too but I miss my old 12GS. A...

Hey Aaron,

Me too but I miss my old 12GS. A lot. :cry Long story short; I decided to get a new GSA (especially after talking to The Rev and Townsley). Keeping the 650L for semi-serious off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By Dorian
Yep. MSRP for base model 2015 1200GSA $18,340 +...

Yep. MSRP for base model 2015 1200GSA $18,340 + packages, options, destination charge, tax/lic/fees etc...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By Dorian
Sorry can't recall for sure. I do know that a...

Sorry can't recall for sure. I do know that a lowered Adventure is available for 2015. My dealer has an Alpine White one on order for "stock".

- Dorian
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 10,467
Posted By Dorian
I just ordered today a new 2015 R1200GSA. Sat...

I just ordered today a new 2015 R1200GSA. Sat down at the dealership with my sales guy and went thru the entire package / options menus on their order entry screen. I could choose or delete any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,046
Views: 921,642
Posted By Dorian
Thanks heaps for the info! I'll definitely spend...

Thanks heaps for the info! I'll definitely spend some time on one (I'm 6'3") before I decide. Sounds like ergos might be the biggest challenge for me.

- Dorian
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,046
Views: 921,642
Posted By Dorian
Question Jon, I ride a XR650L but have been...

Jon,

I ride a XR650L but have been considering a Sertao for, among other things, it's newer "tech" compared to the Honda; water-cooled, EFI etc. plus much greater designed-in load carrying...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 279,214
Posted By Dorian
It's great. Been riding it for years. A little...

It's great. Been riding it for years. A little wet so not a lot of riders :thumb. What's with all the interest lately? :dunno (that's a rhetorical question BTW)

Yeah get Dave's Grip Twister...
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 75,663
Views: 8,005,727
Posted By Dorian
FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld...

FYI - check out post #73230 for a non-weld option. I just installed a set so can't say how well they work yet. But I like the concept..

- Dorian
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 360,109
Posted By Dorian
Just north of you; Olympia

Just north of you; Olympia
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1,711
Views: 360,109
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Wow!

Bravo! After picking away at your wonderful ride report for the last week I just finished. Book or movie deal in the works? Inspiration/motivation speaking tour? :deal Whatever you end up doing for a...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-06-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 279,214
Posted By Dorian
Question So, we'll be seeing this on Fuel TV soon? :lol3 ...

So, we'll be seeing this on Fuel TV soon? :lol3

:lurk
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 75,663
Views: 8,005,727
Posted By Dorian
Weight-wise, your CRF250L is no lightweight at...

Weight-wise, your CRF250L is no lightweight at 320lbs! (according to Honda specs). So a XR650L won't be a huge change for you from a bike weight perspective - so I don't think you'll miss "throwing...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 75,663
Views: 8,005,727
Posted By Dorian
Question SW Motech sub-frame brace

Thought about a separate thread for this but I guess this is as good a place as any for XRL product specific feedback..

Has anybody tried these sub-frame braces with a luggage rack to solve the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-01-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,295
Posted By Dorian
Tod, Maybe you have.. but check out the...

Tod,

Maybe you have.. but check out the Layin' Down Tracks section above.

I have a Garmin 60CSx. I've used Mapsource for years and like it better than Basecamp. I use US Topo 24k West. Granted...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-19-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Bravo! On street tires no less. With hard...

Bravo! On street tires no less. With hard panniers. I have the same model GS but I'm not too keen on taking the big girl on rides like that alone. But I'm a wuss that way :D More off-road-worthy...
Forum: Trials 05-14-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By Dorian
Beta SSDT prep

Some helpful info HERE (http://www.trialscentral.com/sub-headlines/15784-2014-ssdt-beta-preparation-guide)

Just a thought... If the carb vent hoses are routed down behind the motor during...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-12-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Dorian
Mostly paved but there's about 7mi of gravel...

Mostly paved but there's about 7mi of gravel (just east of Brooklyn) otherwise paved all the way to 101 if you stay on North River Rd.

Or... Westbound from Brooklyn you can turn off of N.River Rd...
Forum: Trials 05-01-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,271
Posted By Dorian
Yoiks!

Been following along since the first post. I cannot believe how many panties are getting twisted by this whole stop, or not-to-stop deal. And how personal some are making this - with sprinklings of...
Forum: Trials 04-29-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By Dorian
Thumb I'll be there breaking-in my new Beta Evo 300....

I'll be there breaking-in my new Beta Evo 300. Looking forward to it!

- Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-26-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,245
Posted By Dorian
Thumb You kids have fun!

I'll be flogging my new trials bike. Looking forward to a full report. And Pics too (or it didn't happen) :deal

- Dorian
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-25-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,245
Posted By Dorian
Question Paul, Lots up in the air (besides having to...

Paul,

Lots up in the air (besides having to buy a Disco Pass :bluduh) so can't say for sure if I'll make it or not; 50/50 FWIW. Anyway, appx. how many riders do you think you'll end up with?

-...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,366
Posted By Dorian
You probably won't make it too far north on...

You probably won't make it too far north on Fossil Cr Rd it's all gated WeyCo, Hancock etc private forest land. Stay on 14 east to 411 then head north. Lots of options there. Your route is a big bite...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Dorian
Lots of info for ride routes/ideas check out ...

Lots of info for ride routes/ideas check out Sound Rider . com
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Dorian
My experience...

I put ~40k miles on my 1100GS, a fair amount of interstate along the way.
Stock windscreen. Buzzed along at 80mph indicated (appx. 75mph actual) no problem. The motor has a wide powerband and likes...
Forum: Trials 04-10-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 9,271
Posted By Dorian
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By Dorian
I'm in the same boat; size 14 and semi-wide foot...

I'm in the same boat; size 14 and semi-wide foot - also with similar requirements. Unfortunately what you're after is a big ask especially in this size. I have Gaerne Oiled Balance trials boots (for...
Forum: Trials 04-05-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,200
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Well done B1 and many thanks to all of the riders...

Well done B1 and many thanks to all of the riders who take the time to pass along the tips! I've found the videos very helpful and entertaining (and better than most commercially available!). Looking...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-02-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Dorian
Thanks everyone for the great tips and info! Lots...

Thanks everyone for the great tips and info! Lots of great options to look over.

Hobbes950 barring any delays I'll be staying at my friend's but I appreciate the kind offer!

Cheers, Dorian
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By Dorian
Thumb Wow, thanks heaps everyone for all the...

Wow, thanks heaps everyone for all the information! My plan is for a semi-expedient route that avoids the I-5 slab-o-rama. I'll look over these options and chime in if I need more info. Not doing the...
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