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Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 526,589
Posted By CleanWatt
In an effort to keep my feet from itching too...

In an effort to keep my feet from itching too much, I've tried to avoid the Ride Reports here...Had to see what you're up too these days though!

Goes without saying your report is brilliant, happy...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 487,815
Posted By CleanWatt
I rather like the idea of the engine having a...

I rather like the idea of the engine having a "heavy-duty" black finish. The silver on mine ('10) is beat/caked probably beyond refurbishing as far as the aesthetics are concerned.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,842
Posted By CleanWatt
Great turn of events! You'll find that bike...

Great turn of events!

You'll find that bike is the greatest place to be buzzing around Colorado, have fun!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By CleanWatt
Loud and clear, thanks all! I had no idea...

Loud and clear, thanks all! I had no idea wrapping had such a detrimental effect.

I'll write them for a quote and see where it goes from there. Maybe I can arrange to have it done while I'm away...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 623
Posted By CleanWatt
Exhaust wrap experience 1200GS?

Does anyone out there have experience wrapping the headers on the 12GS?

I must admit my interest peaks primarily in pursuit of an aesthetic improvement because my stock pipes have become rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By CleanWatt
Local dealer said they can't (possibly won't) do...

Local dealer said they can't (possibly won't) do anything to help, so it's all on me.

I'm going to write the dealer directly, and BMW international to see if I can get some help. I purposefully...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By CleanWatt
How about repair manual suggestions? Does anyone...

How about repair manual suggestions? Does anyone have experience with 'Haynes'?

If Quito doesn't come through, I may attempt to disassemble the top end myself to repair the head. Would definitely...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By CleanWatt
I think there was too much damage done to just...

I think there was too much damage done to just 'chase' the threads clean. If a repair has to be done, I'll definitely have to drill out the buggered threads and use a heli-coil or time-sert.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By CleanWatt
Brilliant! This has brought so much light to my...

Brilliant! This has brought so much light to my current mental abyss.

I'll give Quito a few days to reply, maybe they'll come though. But it sure is good knowing there is a solution out there.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,164
Posted By CleanWatt
Pissed Mangled spark plug threads...

So, I've just recently returned from a Chicago to Ushuaia trip. Flew the bike back, have been gathering tools and fluids to give the bike a complete service, everything.

Have done this and that,...
Forum: Ride reports 03-29-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 22,197
Posted By CleanWatt
Hey, I had a brief encounter with y'all at the...

Hey, I had a brief encounter with y'all at the entrance to Torres del Paine a few weeks back!

I was the long haired, smelly guy that just got back from a trek. I rode my 1200 GS down from Chicago....
Forum: Ride reports 03-25-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By CleanWatt
Latest installment in the event that you're...

Latest installment in the event that you're interested.

http://vagrantbraam.com/2013/03/25/carretara-austral/
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By CleanWatt
Next post just published, reaching the 'end of...

Next post just published, reaching the 'end of the world'

Thanks for tuning in!
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By CleanWatt
Link: Tierra del Fuego & then some

I know this isn't the right way to undertake a ride report here, but after all the knowledge I've gleamed from this site, I wanted to share my ride somehow.

Especially now since I've officially...
Forum: Ride reports 02-16-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,971
Posted By CleanWatt
I stumbled upon a really nice moto tour operator...

I stumbled upon a really nice moto tour operator in town who's let me throw my tent up in his garden. :clap

Did you have a place in mind to meet up later? I only have internet access as long as...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,971
Posted By CleanWatt
Hey Manolito, Gonna be rolling into Rio...

Hey Manolito,

Gonna be rolling into Rio Gallegos tomorrow as well, would you happen to have any recommendations for hostels in town?
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,971
Posted By CleanWatt
hitchhikers hostel. Great place, 25 soles for a...

hitchhikers hostel. Great place, 25 soles for a bed, and a bunch of parking. In the Miraflores neghborhood.

They have three overland vehicles here and two couples from the states traveling by...
Forum: Ride reports 01-13-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,971
Posted By CleanWatt
Did they have a tire selection at that shop? I...

Did they have a tire selection at that shop? I spent too much in cab fares running around yesterday in search of them...

What hotel are y'all staying at? Maybe we do dinner tonight somewhere?
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,156
Posted By CleanWatt
Don't mean to hi-jack this useful thread, but...

Don't mean to hi-jack this useful thread, but there seems to be some useful knowledge regarding tires here.

I'm in Lima, and my rear Heidenau is running out of life. Does anyone have any...
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 527
Posted By CleanWatt
Need new tire in Peru, Suggestions?

Hey all, I just arrived in Lima today, and nearing the end of my rear Heidenau on my 1200GS.

Does anyone have suggestions about who to contact/where to go for a a 17" tires in Peru? Lima, Cuzco,...
Forum: Americas 01-12-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By CleanWatt
Nice one, thank you very much sir!

Nice one, thank you very much sir!
Forum: Americas 01-08-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By CleanWatt
Need tires in Peru, suggestions?

Hey all, I'm currently in the northern part of Peru and nearing the end of my rear Heidenau on my 1200GS.

Does anyone have suggestions about who to contact/where to go for a a 17" tires in Peru?...
Forum: Ride reports 01-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 384,971
Posted By CleanWatt
What border crossing are you thinking for Peru? ...

What border crossing are you thinking for Peru?

I'm in Cuenca for the night (with all the fog, nothing better to do than keep riding), and was thinking about the Zumba - La Balsa border. Hardly...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By CleanWatt
Nice one, cheers folks! Makes me feel...

Nice one, cheers folks!

Makes me feel better knowing the big lass can have some fresh oil running through her soon. She's been real good to me.
Forum: Americas 11-04-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By CleanWatt
Would y'all remove the old filter to drain it, or...

Would y'all remove the old filter to drain it, or just keep it properly seated & torqued on the bike just replacing all the oil in the sump? I'm going to try & get my hands on 4 litres of Castrol now...
Forum: Americas 11-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By CleanWatt
Need some advice in Central America

Hey all, Im traveling through South America on my 1200GS and am rapidly approaching the 6,000 mile marker since my last oil change. Trouble is, the nearest dealership I know of that will have a...
Forum: Americas 10-08-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,828
Posted By CleanWatt
Thought I'd drop in here since it seems like a...

Thought I'd drop in here since it seems like a few folks riding Baja soon are checking in here.

I'm in Calexico, CA (couple miles north of Mexicali) right now and am planning on crossing first...
Forum: Americas 09-23-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 798
Posted By CleanWatt
I'm planning to be crossing over October 8th....

I'm planning to be crossing over October 8th. Need to be in Guanajuato by the 21st, so I'd like to make it down to Cabo by the 14th-15th to catch the ferry to Mazatlan. Happy camping or checking out...
Forum: EMEA 09-12-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 951
Posted By CleanWatt
I spent about 7 months working in Anglesey, and I...

I spent about 7 months working in Anglesey, and I can testify to the great coastal areas there. Also, Snowdonia is a magnificent park with brilliant roads throughout.

Any route you take will be...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By CleanWatt
Question Need advice on 1200GS wiring

So, been putting it off for a while, but my departure date is looming ever nearer and I still don't have a system in place to manage power needs on my '10 1200GS.

I have a Garmin Montana that...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-02-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By CleanWatt
Ultimately, I suppose that's what I was hoping to...

Ultimately, I suppose that's what I was hoping to hear, solid advice. I bought the bike for my unparalleled enjoyment and to make the trip to South America, and I shouldn't let the thought of theft...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-01-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By CleanWatt
Motorcycle Theft Insurance

Was curious if anyone else has looked into or procured insurance strictly from theft while traveling abroad.

Going to be taking my GS down to Argentina in about a month, and given that I've worked...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By CleanWatt
Brilliant! Thank you all so much for the...

Brilliant!

Thank you all so much for the advice, that's a great start. Both IMG and World Nomads seem to be good options.

This is a great site for anyone else in a similar situation as myself:...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-16-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,321
Posted By CleanWatt
Travel Insurance Ideas

Going to be leaving the coverage of my employer a couple weeks prior to leaving for my South American sojourn mid October, and was curious if anyone out there had some suggestions for health...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 2,039
Views: 526,589
Posted By CleanWatt
Definitely in for this one, up until I can hear...

Definitely in for this one, up until I can hear about it from you in person on the Stahlratte!

Happy Riding!
Forum: Americas 07-11-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,202
Posted By CleanWatt
I'm from a Southern suburb of Chicago, so weekend...

I'm from a Southern suburb of Chicago, so weekend jaunts along the lake up into Michigan were my favorite.

Couple little things I can pass along:

In Beverly Shores, IN right off of Route 12...
Forum: Americas 07-06-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By CleanWatt
Roger that, maybe I'll have a go with the one for...

Roger that, maybe I'll have a go with the one for Mexico and hold out on the rest for now.

Thanks for the input.
Forum: Americas 07-05-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By CleanWatt
Nat Geo Adventure Maps?

Does anyone have any insight/opinions about these maps from National Geographic?

I'm departing for Tierra Del Fuego mid October from Chicago, via the Baja peninsula, and I don't have a great deal...
Forum: The Garage 08-19-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By CleanWatt
Cheers for the replies. I'll need a proper...

Cheers for the replies.

I'll need a proper work-space, but when I do I'll start hacking it down a few inches. Probably going to end up significantly louder, but I can always pop the spark...
Forum: The Garage 08-17-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,477
Posted By CleanWatt
Question Trim an exhaust canister/silencer?

I figured I'd try out that new Yoshimura slip-on for my '10 1200GS. Went for the Carbon Fiber/Stainless spec, and have been running on my bike for about a month and a half now. Mostly pleased with...
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