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Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By ADV-Canada
GSA Rear Ended by SUV - final drive damage?

Last week I was on my '08 GSA and was rear-ended at a stop sign. queue of vehicles. I was 2nd in line, car in front drove away, I pulled up and stopped (like most normal riders and drivers do at a...
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,624
Posted By ADV-Canada
I see I am not alone


Here are a couple more, just thought of them. At a busy gas station... only bike. Figured it would be better to use the centre stand instead, ya know... maximize the fill with a level...
Forum: Face plant 07-06-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,624
Posted By ADV-Canada
Embarrassing Moments... got any?

We all have them... I just had one... too funny not to share. I enjoyed a really good laugh myself. Hope you do too!


I am sure there are one of these thread's somewhere, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,820
Posted By ADV-Canada
Amsoil 20w50

Good stuff!

Or good marketing?
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 28,926
Posted By ADV-Canada
Adventure Lightbar options

I just started searching for something for my '08 GSA, and before I discovered this thread, I found the bar for the GSA. $160.00 US !

Didn't buy it. Still searching. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,791
Posted By ADV-Canada
That is too funny

All my drops have been off-road. Usually when stopped, or close.

Had an almost very embarassing moment when driving through the Sturgis annual bike ralley on my way home a couple years ago. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By ADV-Canada
I love my 08 GSA too

Haven't ridden a GT. But love the GSA! Love to ride it. And in the winter here when I can't. Love to just look at it. Good thing my brother lives in Texas - great place to visit when it hits -50...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,294
Posted By ADV-Canada

Like they say... practice makes perfect. Its true. Start with easier stuff and work your way to your (and the bike's) limits. I ride an 08 GSA and my brother rides an '05 dakar that has more $$ in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By ADV-Canada
Best fix for the clunk

Listen to some music when you are riding.

Actually can't even hear the engine running, much less the clunks. And no wind noise either!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 520
Posted By ADV-Canada
My vote: Not Normal

I am not a mechanic, but my experience with my 08 GSA is that it did us a little oil for the first few 1000 k but, I have about 20,000 k on it now, and in August went over 6,000 km in less than 2...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,548
Posted By ADV-Canada
08 GSA straight for miles and miles and miles

fully loaded up with 182 lb (to be exact) of gear, I can lean back and enjoy the ride... with no hands... for as long as I like. At speeds that when I think about it are a little on the scary side. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,854
Posted By ADV-Canada
Good to know

And of course if failed in your garage at home.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,854
Posted By ADV-Canada
Recall 2006-2008 R1200GS:fuel pump control unit sealing

Just found out about this one... I was told by BMW that there is a 1% chance of the bike stalling as a result of this issue. Nothing has been sent to the dealers yet, but they should be ready to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By ADV-Canada
I usually do

Although it does say inside the stock cases to keep it under 180 fully loaded... But what fun is that!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2009, 01:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By ADV-Canada
I'm Convinced!

I will leave it, and if my bike blows up sometime next week I'll share some enlightment with y'all. Appologize for another "oil thread", but what else to talk about here, oil, tires, farkles, trips,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By ADV-Canada
Here is what I found in my searching...

Semi-synthetic oil

Semi-synthetic oils (also called 'synthetic blends') are blends of mineral oil with no more than 30% synthetic oil. Designed to have many of the benefits of synthetic oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By ADV-Canada
Thanks for your opinions!

Your thoughts somewhat align with my thinking. And maybe my oil mixing is something that is done intentionally by some?

I am 99% sure that it should be OK. Primarily because they are both a 50...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,500
Posted By ADV-Canada
I just created a new Semi Synthetic Oil ?

I didn't mean to, but... I am heading out on a 2 week ride, and thought it would be a good idea to start with fresh oil. About 10k on the 08 GSA, and was still using regular non-synthetic oil. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2009, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By ADV-Canada
Welcome to the club!

If you don't like the bike I am sure you will have no problem finding someone to take it off your hands for you!!! Nice to see there are starting to be a few more of us in SK. I have an '08 GSA,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2009, 09:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,042
Posted By ADV-Canada
I agree with y'all

Lots of excellent points. And I find this site quite educational, inspirational and entertaining too! There are definitely those riders that do fit the stereotypes - and they can be enertaining as...
Forum: Canada 03-31-2009, 09:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,150
Posted By ADV-Canada
Have a great trip!

I plan to do a little research into good GS roads in BC for a little trip this summer with my brother on his 650 GS. Have a friend that worked all over BC and quite familiar with great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,194
Posted By ADV-Canada
2 up auto mode

In the spring when everyone gets their bike out, and everyone is happy and waving like crazy, and I take my young son for a little 2 up cruise on a Sunday afternoon I just reach back and give him a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 654,076
Posted By ADV-Canada
Exploring in Colorado

1st trip on my '08 GSA last summer with my brother on his Dakar.
Way way too much fun!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By ADV-Canada
What I suspected

Thanks Jim,

Just wanted some confirmation from some of the relative experts out there!

I was thinking that there might be some mechanical/operating aspects that are best checked/adjusted at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By ADV-Canada
Any issues with doing 6000 mile scheduled service early?

My dealer (the closest one) is 550 km (300 miles) away. A nice afternoon ride.

I am planning to stop by soon for some warranty/recall work on my '08 GSA (front-shock and ring antenna). Haven't...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2008, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,434
Posted By ADV-Canada
Go Enduro!

The only option I don't have on my '08 GSA is the lower first gear.

Sure wish I had it.

When I was doing some off-road stuff in the mountains this summer, it would have helped a bit. Was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2008, 10:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,720
Posted By ADV-Canada
The GS = Versatility + Looks + Engineering Excellence

Just got back from my first mini-adventure on my 08 GSA through Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. What an incredible bike! I had to hold back. Kept it under 200 kph enroute with all the gear. 193 to...
Forum: Americas 05-25-2008, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By ADV-Canada
Riding/Camping Suggestions for MO, WY, CO

My brother and I are planning our first (hopefullly annual) ride. He is riding up from Houston Texas on his 650 Dakar to meet me in Canada. To help me break in my shiny new GSA on a little trip...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By ADV-Canada
ESA Works Great

Noticable difference for me when changing settings. Seems to work OK on my 08 GSA. Hope it keeps working...

Maybe try riding over some roads with varied terrain. Our streets are so bad where I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2008, 09:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,332
Posted By ADV-Canada
Wicked Make some assumptions

I simply assume that a very high percentage of the drivers in "cages" are dangerous - for many good reasons. Having all the motorcyle riding skills (on or off road), knowledge, training, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2008, 10:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,400
Posted By ADV-Canada
Common Sense Rules

I've been doing alot of thought about the concept and consequences of riding with my kids lately. My son is turning 5, and daughter turning 9. Both have properly fitted DOT helmets, and also have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2008, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By ADV-Canada
Contrats and Welcome to the Club


I know exactly how you feel. My baby (08 GSA) is exactly 14 days old today.

The GS is an exceptional piece of engineering. Great to look at, and soooo much fun to ride.

Have fun!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2008, 08:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,631
Posted By ADV-Canada
Wicked Desitiny

Just drove 500k last week through a winter storm to pick up my very own 2008 R1200GS Adventure! Love it. My only regret is that I didn't do it sooner. But no time like the present. Life's too...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,753
Posted By ADV-Canada
Consider yourself as normal as everyone else here!

I am picking up my baby (08 GSA) in less than two weeks. And seriously considering installing a natural gas heater in the garage just so I can enjoy her company throughout the winter. When it hit s...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By ADV-Canada

I ordered my 08 GSA in Dec, scheduled for April Delivery. Gotta get through winter anyway... Just got the call. Bike has arrived a few weeks early and now I am planning the pick up trip (600 k to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,319
Posted By ADV-Canada
Good Bike Pics

Here are some I found that inspired me to order an '08 GSA:

Good for dreaming too...

And if it makes you feel any better,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-06-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By ADV-Canada
Moore's Law

You are probably correct!

In 2-3 years, you will probably be able to buy an even better unit, for the same, or less $$$.

Rather than save the $110 - maybe I should just spend it on some...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By ADV-Canada
Try -55C !!

Actually with the "windchill" factor, we hit -55C recently. And two days before it hit -55C, it was actually about 0C. But we do hit +30 in the summer.

I wonder if my SO will let me park my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 02-06-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By ADV-Canada
Extended Warranty for ZUMO 550

A question for those experienced with GPS reliability, and maybe more specifically with the Garmin ZUMO product line:

I am about to pull the trigger on the Garmin Zumo 550. I realize there are...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2008, 09:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,868
Posted By ADV-Canada
Canadian Option Packages

FYi - the standard option packages for the GSA from my dealer (from BMW Motorrad Canada) didn't indicate you could pick and choose. There is the

Safety Package: Tire Pressure Control, ABS, ASC ...
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