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Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 58,571
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Agreed and on board!

Agreed and on board!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Addendum - the problem returned and was...

Addendum - the problem returned and was especially worse in the rain and damp conditions. We looked over every electrical connection with no luck.

Since the problem was happening when the bike...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,340
Posted By PhillipsMetal
The price of the insurance really makes it a lot...

The price of the insurance really makes it a lot easier to consider keeping the bike in Tucson. Thanks MysteryRider.
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,340
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you Donnie and Turkeycreek. I was hoping...

Thank you Donnie and Turkeycreek. I was hoping for an out of the box solution. It looks like there isn't an easy way for me to keep my motorcycle at my friend's house. The advantage to having my...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,340
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Stashing a bike

Since work is not cooperating with my trip to Mexico this year, I have decided to wait until it starts warming up to return. This delay has me thinking about stashing a bike either on the border or...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-16-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you everyone! I have decided to pick up...

Thank you everyone! I have decided to pick up the inReach Explorer as soon as GPS City responds to my PM about pricing. Otherwise I found one on ebay for $329, but I would prefer to use a ADVrider...
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,785
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Great idea. I have done architectural...

Great idea.

I have done architectural ironwork for the last 25 years and the first thing I learned was if you cannot show your best work to a potential client, you have wasted a huge...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Many thanks Sleddog. I appreciate the answer and...

Many thanks Sleddog. I appreciate the answer and the thought. With so many adventure riders killing time between epic rides, I thought a SPOT rental section on ADVrider would be a good way for some...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I am curious about one feature I cannot figure...

I am curious about one feature I cannot figure out. If this Spot or InReach plots your course on a map for friends and family to see, at frequent intervals, why would there be a need for a contact...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-01-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Many thanks everyone! I need to sit down now and...

Many thanks everyone! I need to sit down now and do the math and see what works the best.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-28-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By PhillipsMetal
If I could find a way to subscribe just for the...

If I could find a way to subscribe just for the months I needed it, I would not mind buying the unit. Its just a lot of money for a once a year trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,547
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Mine blows about every 12,000 miles unless I do a...

Mine blows about every 12,000 miles unless I do a lot of off road riding, then its more frequently. One factor in the low beam blowing more frequently is when the filament is heated and vibrated it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,773
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I had the same problem after trying to tighten...

I had the same problem after trying to tighten the bail screw and popping the assembly off the ball. I had an old hook that I believe was used to pull springs off of drum brakes. It was heavy...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,311
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Question Spot Rental?

I am heading back to Mexico next month and my family wants me to carry a SPOT so they can follow my route and check on me. I just hate wasting the money for the unit, plus the subscription fee for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,478
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Let me know when they are available to buy. To...

Let me know when they are available to buy. To lazy to figure out all that fancy stuff, but it looks very cool. Nice job.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I hope this is the last follow up to this thread....

I hope this is the last follow up to this thread. I have put close to 1500 miles on the bike since replacing the Fuel Pump Controller and have had no issues.

On a trip to Pensacola I stopped in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 93,256
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Great thread so far. I have enjoyed the...

Great thread so far. I have enjoyed the pictures. Looks like I have missed my window to make it down before it gets too hot, so I will leave in the Fall. I may make a quick run down to Copper...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
CY - thanks for the info. I have had several...

CY - thanks for the info. I have had several people tell me bypassing the controller is no big deal, but this seems more plausible since BMW went to a lot of trouble to put this on the bike.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
350 mile update. The bike has run perfectly...

350 mile update. The bike has run perfectly under a wide variety of conditions since replacing the Fuel Pump Controller. I have tried to recreate the condition under load, with a passenger, in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks everybody. I replaced the Fuel Pump...

Thanks everybody. I replaced the Fuel Pump Controller last night and rode for about 75 miles without a single hesitation. I still have a gut feeling the coils are probably the problem, but I will...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks. I swapped plugs in the beginning. My...

Thanks. I swapped plugs in the beginning. My mechanic had put in single electrode plugs in at the service before this started, so he swapped them back to the typical double electrode plugs. When...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks Jim. I just replaced the controller since...

Thanks Jim. I just replaced the controller since I have one and will see. If this does not solve the problem, would you look at coils next? If so, would you replace the whole batch, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
If there is a relationship it the condition would...

If there is a relationship it the condition would be worse when the level is low, but that could be my imagination or coincidence. It happens at different fuel levels at different times.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks guys. I will swap out the fuel pump...

Thanks guys. I will swap out the fuel pump controller and see. I have never heard of one working intermittently. I thought they were either working or quit completely. Will let you know what...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,721
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Maddening intermittent problem

My 2007 GSA with 32,000 miles started occasionally stalling about 6 months ago. The problem has progressed to hesitating and running rough spells. It usually starts with a pronounced hesitation...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 93,256
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Just jumped on board! Nice report and great...

Just jumped on board! Nice report and great pictures. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,340
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I will keep my eye out for the Google Earth car! ...

I will keep my eye out for the Google Earth car! Looks like its not the safest place to be a donkey.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,788
Posted By PhillipsMetal
That is accurate on my account. I am not a speed...

That is accurate on my account. I am not a speed racer on the pavement and the GS is too heavy for serious off road play. For me the GS is the pickup truck of motorcycles and I got some mud grip...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,340
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks everybody (SR, Adv Poser, RW and Sjoerd). ...

Thanks everybody (SR, Adv Poser, RW and Sjoerd). The route of this trip hinged on riding this section of road (and of course tying it in with my wife's wishes of meeting in San Carlos...:rofl). It...
Forum: Americas 04-07-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,340
Posted By PhillipsMetal
RW66, SR and Going South - Many thanks for the...

RW66, SR and Going South - Many thanks for the helpful info. I will study the map and make a final decision on where to cross from the autopista to the libre on the D to M ride. The dirt road...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-06-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Enjoyable read! Thanks,

Enjoyable read! Thanks,
Forum: Americas 04-06-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,340
Posted By PhillipsMetal
SR - my next trip down I am planning on riding...

SR - my next trip down I am planning on riding from Durango to Matzalan. Looking at the map, I am guessing the most interesting ride is the free road. Is this correct? What are the differences...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26,812
Views: 2,246,340
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Confused American

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/9194873807_68c41cec6d_o.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/14030703@N05/9194873807)

This was my first night's lodging in Mexico (ever) after a hell of a dust...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,788
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I had a similar event, but it was much more...

I had a similar event, but it was much more limited. I had photographed a football game and was heading home and the weather was perfect. I took some back roads and when I got to the interstate, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,788
Posted By PhillipsMetal
is there a chance that you got into some oil or...

is there a chance that you got into some oil or spilled diesel in this sweeper? from what i am gathering from your post, the front end started washing and you got on the throttle, inducing more than...
Forum: Ride reports 03-23-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 962
Views: 58,571
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Donnie, I am sorry to hear that. I hope that she...

Donnie, I am sorry to hear that. I hope that she catches a break in her recovery. I know that she is seeing some of the top specialists, but if you want me to check here in Birmingham, UAB is one...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 449,344
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Nice ride and nice video.

Nice ride and nice video.
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,352
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks for the update. I am heading back down in...

Thanks for the update. I am heading back down in the next couple months and will hit the Canyon on my way out. Like you I found friendly people and a beautiful area.
Forum: Ride reports 03-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,700
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Enjoyed the ride! :clap:clap:clap

Enjoyed the ride! :clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,788
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I have kept mine around 38 to 40 psi and the...

I have kept mine around 38 to 40 psi and the tires are stiff. I got a nail in the rear tire last week and the pressure dropped to 12 psi. The sidewalls are so stiff the tire didn't appear flat but...
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