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Forum: Parallel Universe 11-14-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By carfun3
Finally Here!! F800GS

Well after a detailed search, and a purchase and a cracked gas tank and a little snow, the dealer delivered the bike today. It was in the low 30s today but I had to at least give it a ride. So off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,409
Posted By carfun3
Dusty, For me, I would LOVE to go to the Colorado...

Dusty, For me, I would LOVE to go to the Colorado facility and take the course. I love learning new riding techniques, it just makes riding so much more fun. I would like to visit with you and see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,409
Posted By carfun3
Well you asked why? For me it is finding a class...

Well you asked why? For me it is finding a class close to go to. I love learning and I have been riding for 40 years. Started in motocross, went to the street, woods riding and now slowing down to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By carfun3
I read that the ASC is not good off road. I have...

I read that the ASC is not good off road. I have the owners manual home and have read how to turn that off along with the ABS. I wanted the ESC and really didn't want the ASC but it was on the bike...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By carfun3
Captain, Great picture! The first thing on...

Captain,

Great picture! The first thing on the list is new tires, then I will start adding all the protection items. Can't wait to get the bike here and get to know it. My last BMW was the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 959
Posted By carfun3
Bought a new 2013 F800GS

Well, I found a 2013 BMW at a dealer and we agreed on a price and I bought it. The dealer is 3 1/2 hours from me, so I hooked up a trailer and grabbed the check book and off I went. The bike was...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-02-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By carfun3
Dagwood, Thanks for the info. I was going...

Dagwood,

Thanks for the info. I was going to buy a 2013 leftover but am thinking on the 2015. I will look at the new website. I really want to find a group to ride with so I will get to see...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-30-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By carfun3
I am still trying to locate a bike with the...

I am still trying to locate a bike with the options I want. Thought I had one but it didn't have the right stuff. I have feelers out at several different BMW dealers in three states. I will see...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-29-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By carfun3
Hot Springs, AR rider looking for local riding buddies

Hey, have been on this board for some time. I have gone from a 650gs, to a 1200gs to nothing and now wanting to reenter the dual sport riding. I am looking at purchasing a F800GS but am wanting to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-29-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By carfun3
Looking for riding buddies

Hey, have been on this board for some time. I have gone from a 650gs, to a 1200gs to nothing and now wanting to reenter the dual sport riding. I am looking at purchasing a F800GS but am wanting to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By carfun3
My concern is seat height. I have a 29 inch...

My concern is seat height. I have a 29 inch inseam with a 34" seat height. I owned a 1200GS for 7 years and made due but this bike, I hope to use about 80 percent off road. It is a lot harder to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By carfun3
The funny thing is, the bike that doesn't have...

The funny thing is, the bike that doesn't have the ESA or ASC is more expensive then the one that has the ESA and ASC. They are the same distance from me. The color of the non ESA is what I like so...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-21-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By carfun3
Need Help on deciding

Hey I am in the last stages of picking up a F800GS. One bike has the ESA, ASC and the other doesn't. Couple of questions. Is there that big of difference in bikes and ride? Is this really a great...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By carfun3
I have read about the lighter zap. I am...

I have read about the lighter zap. I am considering doing that. I need to wait til I get back from my trip and then I will tear into the tank. Gotta love these high tech motorcycles that you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By carfun3
Well, you answered my question. I guess the f*&n...

Well, you answered my question. I guess the f*&n thing is broken! I have read a ton of the fuel strip issue posts. My fuel strip goes back to full when I refuel. I guess I just need to watch where...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By carfun3
Fuel strip question

I was riding the other day and the bike showed between a half and quarter. Decided I could make it to the next gas stop, I pressed on. Four miles further, the bike quit. I thought it was some kind...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By carfun3
Thanks, I usually just leave them at full...

Thanks, I usually just leave them at full pressure and riding at high speeds off road, the bike feels like it is on marbles. I have changed to the K-76 Hiendau tires and have not tried them off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By carfun3
Off Road tire pressure on the 1200GS

Ok, I have tried the search function and nothing showed up so I want to ask the guys that ride off road on their GS, what tire pressure they run. I have the cast wheels so I don't want to run it too...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,467
Posted By carfun3
Well when I first heard of the water cooled GS, I...

Well when I first heard of the water cooled GS, I was against it (typical old person), then I took the time to read about it and all it has to offer. I watched Youtube and saw the reviews and was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By carfun3
Well thanks for the direction. Ordered my DVD...

Well thanks for the direction. Ordered my DVD from Jim, performed my service because of the post and am now waiting for my DVD to have for future reference. Got the fluids all changed, started the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By carfun3
Search function is pretty bad on this site so I...

Search function is pretty bad on this site so I guess I am lazy and thought someone would be bored and chime in. My apologies for the aggravation. I found my answer on you tube and am going with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,079
Posted By carfun3
New tires Michelin Anakee 3?

I know this topic is been beat to death but I saw these Michelin Anakee 3 tires and was wondering if anyone has tried these? If not what are you running for a 90/10 type tire. I ride 90% road and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By carfun3
Thanks, I remember him and you are right he knows...

Thanks, I remember him and you are right he knows his stuff. I will order the dvd. He had several things posted here a long time ago. I would rather have the DVD for instant access
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By carfun3
!200 GS Transmission service

I searched the forum and could not find how to change the oil in the transmission. Could someone point me in the right direction? Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2010, 06:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,168
Posted By carfun3
ok I have owned a 2007 BMW 650 and I own a 09 KLX...

ok I have owned a 2007 BMW 650 and I own a 09 KLX 250 s now. The BMW is a far superior bike on the street then the KLX. More power, better ride, better quality. I bought the KLX to take to...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 165,635
Posted By carfun3
Ok for you Colorado guys. Planning on coming out...

Ok for you Colorado guys. Planning on coming out in August and need to know where and what to ride. I have a KTM 250xcf-w and a BMW R1200GS. I was thinking of buying a little KLX 250S for the ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,789
Posted By carfun3
Get the GS. The best bike I have ever owned. I...

Get the GS. The best bike I have ever owned. I have five bikes in the garage right now and I enjoy the GS more then any of them. My wife took a trip around Colorado with me on the bike. She loves...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By carfun3
I received the letter about the front brake line...

I received the letter about the front brake line about a year ago and still haven't had it replaced. My dealer called and told me about the ring antenna and I am now thinking I should get that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2009, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By carfun3
Do you think I should get this replaced before...

Do you think I should get this replaced before leaving? What if I can not get into a dealership? I have never had a problem with the bike but am leary about this
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 947
Posted By carfun3
Recall on R1200GS 2007

I have heard that there is a recall on the key antenna? Has anyone heard of this and if so could you enlighten me. Thanks. I am fixing to take a trip from Arkansas to Colorado and don't want or...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 628,053
Posted By carfun3
calsci windshield

Just installed a calsci windshield, Medium. Test rode and love it. I bought it primarily for the wife since she doesn't like a lot of wind beating her up. I havent tested it with her yet but for me...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2009, 05:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,367
Posted By carfun3
Well as far as loaners go.......there are still...

Well as far as loaners go.......there are still car dealerships that give loaners. Anytime my wife's Lexus goes into the shop we are given a loaner. The only stipulation is that we call and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 712
Posted By carfun3
I agree with the above post!! I bought the dvd...

I agree with the above post!! I bought the dvd when I bought my 06 and have done all the work myself. Great DVD!! It can seem a little intimidating doing some of the work but once you start you...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By carfun3
Elf Pegs for 1200GS

Hello,

It has been a while since I have posted so please bare with me. I am looking at the elf pegs for my 1200GS. Has anyone bought any of these and if so , How do you like them? Thanks for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2008, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By carfun3
New Sargent Seat

Well, I ordered a new sargent seat 4 days ago and today it arrived. Very fast service and the seat looks great. Too bad it is cold, raining and dark. Well I will try it out tomorrow after work!! ...
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