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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Trails End was finally able to order an engine....

Trails End was finally able to order an engine. My bike should be running by the end of the month. I was forwarded to "Executive Level" customer service, whatever the hell that means. BMW refuses to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Each state is different. I'm an Oregon resident...

Each state is different. I'm an Oregon resident and it only applies to bikes with less than 12k and less that two years old, so I don't meet the OR Lemon Law. But I'm stationed in CA with the Coast...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I don't even care about my bike anymore, I meet...

I don't even care about my bike anymore, I meet the requirements for the Lemon Law (buy back or replacement). I would prefer to just get a new bike since it would be on the road sooner and I wouldn't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I'm waiting to hear back from BMW in Jersey. I...

I'm waiting to hear back from BMW in Jersey. I was told that my case was escalated to a higher office, not sure what that means. I'll know more next week. I deserve a new bike and some sort of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
BMW warranty department finally authorized a new...

BMW warranty department finally authorized a new motor. I wasn't going to be happy with a rebuild. Thank you Trails End for pulling through.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Did you get an extended warranty?

Did you get an extended warranty?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I have GoPro footage of the entire highway. Send...

I have GoPro footage of the entire highway. Send me an email and they can see how off road it really is. It wouldn't hurt to call customer relations and file a complaint.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I wouldn't consider Top of the World Highway...

I wouldn't consider Top of the World Highway off-road.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
BMW told Trails End to do an engine rebuild, lap...

BMW told Trails End to do an engine rebuild, lap the valves, replace the damaged oil pump etc. Fortunately, Trails End is standing up from me and requesting a new motor.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-07-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I purchased my bike at Big Twin in Boise Idaho....

I purchased my bike at Big Twin in Boise Idaho. I've been going to that dealership for nearly ten years. When I looked into dealers to get a bike I went out of state.

Big Twin hasn't been able to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I mailed in supporting documentation. MSF Rider...

I mailed in supporting documentation. MSF Rider Coach card, work stuff and a letter. BMW is waiting to hear from the warranty department before figuring out what to do with my bike. It will be a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Alaskans turned out to be extremely generous and...

Alaskans turned out to be extremely generous and hospitable. I had nothing but positive experiences when I was out in town. I've lived in ten states and AK has been my favorite so far. Locals weren't...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Now I'm really frustrated. WTF is going on? Can...

Now I'm really frustrated. WTF is going on? Can you PM me?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
1200GS. I regularly ride 700 mile days on my F800...

1200GS. I regularly ride 700 mile days on my F800 and it's painful, 760 miles of dirt and mud on the 1200 and it didn't phase me. I would get a 1200 if I had to do it again. It's more balanced and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I've only removed a clutch on a Ducati so I have...

I've only removed a clutch on a Ducati so I have no idea.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Clutch removal tool. BMW has 30 business days to...

Clutch removal tool. BMW has 30 business days to replace my engine or my lawyer requests a new bike. Hopefully BMW will cooperate and make it right. I've spoken with other service managers and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/25/ge8e4atu.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/25/ge8e4atu.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/25/yrytuvy8.jpg

Sorry for the lack of traveling nurse pics.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Update. A local guy loaned me his 2014 1200GSWA,...

Update. A local guy loaned me his 2014 1200GSWA, after a 20 minute conversation. Insane right? I finished my trip to Deadhorse, stayed the night in Wiseman and rode to deadhorse and back to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-15-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Now it's been 11 days and BMW has yet to ship any...

Now it's been 11 days and BMW has yet to ship any parts or give me a date as to when my motorcycle will be completed. I've contacted BMW North America and it hasn't rushed the process. I'm beyond...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I'll call Tuesday.

I'll call Tuesday.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Thanks, _cy_. I'll keep my rotopax full.

Thanks, _cy_. I'll keep my rotopax full.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
If it's low octane fuel Dawson YK is mislabeling...

If it's low octane fuel Dawson YK is mislabeling their fuel. Could be bad fuel. What's the solution? BMW Techron?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I can't imagine this being common. I talked to...

I can't imagine this being common. I talked to Dan at Adventure Cycle Works and he's only seen it a few times.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Thanks for all of the love. The BMW rep wants a...

Thanks for all of the love. The BMW rep wants a top end rebuild, the dealer suggested a new engine or a top end. With the damage to the piston, it's possible there may be bottom end damage. I'm going...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
I met a traveling nurse and we are staying in...

I met a traveling nurse and we are staying in Denali for a few days. When I get back I'll be at Billies, I'll have to go checkout Svens. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Thank you for all of the tips! My bike has...

Thank you for all of the tips!

My bike has never overheated, I'm quick to hear any differences in the idle/engine noise and didn't notice anything prior to the failure.

The plugs are OEM and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,988
Posted By IDK
Stranded in Fairbanks, blown F800GSA

I left Seattle on 01AUG, currently in Fairbanks, AK. Just outside of Chicken with 20,770 miles on my 2014 F800GSA I noticed an issue. Long story short, my bike is at trails end in Fairbanks. My spark...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-15-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 2,564
Views: 279,277
Posted By IDK
Someone posted the WBDR is a three day trip? I...

Someone posted the WBDR is a three day trip? I was thinking more like 5. Any advice on realistic times?

I'll be returning through my home state of WA in mid AUG from Deadhorse, thinking of...
Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By IDK
NorCal to Deadhorse 01AUG

I'm leaving NorCal in two weeks. Keeping my bike in Seattle for a few days while I fly to MI to visit the faience and family. I'll be heading north from Seattle on 01AUG. Anyone else heading north? ...
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By IDK
Fellow Coastie here. They are going to have a...

Fellow Coastie here. They are going to have a great time in Kodiak. Their Spot should help calm your nerves. Just have them check in periodically. Sounds like a fun trip! Is your son an HS?
Forum: Americas 07-02-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 678
Posted By IDK
I rode from Los Altos to Arcata yesterday (01JUL)...

I rode from Los Altos to Arcata yesterday (01JUL) and it was 108 in Ukiah. Watch out for cops between Ukiah and Willits. And the slow section out of Hopland. Have a great trip, I'll be passing you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,965
Posted By IDK
SQ Beemer is right. I've been using my lifeproof...

SQ Beemer is right. I've been using my lifeproof case/mount for 15,000 miles without an issue. If I'm using it as a GPS I run my lightening port cable from my tank bag to the phone for power. If...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By IDK
I have a HT SU rack, panniers and crash bars on...

I have a HT SU rack, panniers and crash bars on my F800GSA. I purchased from HT because there are limited options for the new Adventure model. I had to return my crash bars after they sent me the non...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10,139
Views: 3,233,215
Posted By IDK
Let's see your bike

Sold my Ducati for a '76 CJ360 and quickly upgraded to a BMW.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/17/hedu9ysu.jpg
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/17/esa3y7u4.jpg

2uptogether, where was that pic...
Forum: Americas 06-16-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By IDK
I'm making the trip from NorCal and I'm using a...

I'm making the trip from NorCal and I'm using a fresh pair of K60s. I talked to a guy in Fairbanks (owned a tire shop) and he recommended the K60s.
Forum: Regional forums 06-16-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By IDK
I'll be heading to Deadhorse on 01AUG from...

I'll be heading to Deadhorse on 01AUG from NorCal. Is the CG housing?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,874
Posted By IDK
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/17/zydataju.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/17/zydataju.jpg

I needed a set of these. Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-16-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By IDK
I got 7k out of my OEM tires. Switched to...

I got 7k out of my OEM tires. Switched to Tourance Next and had them for 8k, limited it to the road. Just switched to K60's and couldn't be happier.
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,315
Posted By IDK
Why is it a bad idea to use earplugs and crank up...

Why is it a bad idea to use earplugs and crank up the audio? I've used earplugs and loud audio for 1000+ hours in a helicopter with no issues. Curious if you've had different results.
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,591
Posted By IDK
I've been using my CPAP for two years now (ResMed...

I've been using my CPAP for two years now (ResMed S9). It's hard to leave it behind when I'm traveling and I've been lugging around a Goal Zero battery for most trips. If I'm riding two up its hard...
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