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Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,074
Posted By Preston
Tis hard not to chime in on this thread as I am...

Tis hard not to chime in on this thread as I am on fuel strip number 5 (five) now on my 09 GS.!
To have 5 fuel strips replaced has meant traveling over a thousand miles in total while using up many...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Preston
Yes you did, and you also said that it could be...

Yes you did, and you also said that it could be bad cables or a bad starter and that is precisely why we checked all of those things..
It was only after a cross check of the cables and starter that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Preston
OK, here is an update. First off we tested the...

OK, here is an update.
First off we tested the starter on the bench and it spun up nicely. However there was no load obviously. So, we reinstalled starter and connected it directly to an outside...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Preston
The last two posts make sense to me and look to...

The last two posts make sense to me and look to be helpful. I will try the reinstall test a start to the fix process..
Sure appreciate the help. As mentioned, I do not know anything about starters...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Preston
As stated--good batteries were used. Battery NOT...

As stated--good batteries were used. Battery NOT the issue. Voltage to starter checked out. relay not the issue. Motor turns over ok with proper test. Motor is NOT locked up.
The question is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Preston
testing 09 GS starter

Hi All,
I will be to the point the best I can..
Batteries used in testing are all good,(yes several used)-- starter relay tested good, ignition switch good.
Ok,-- when I removed starter from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 01:56 PM
Replies: 357
Views: 66,603
Posted By Preston
I don't waste much time on this forum of late...

I don't waste much time on this forum of late because of remarks like that. .

I made a simple direct point. I spent 20k for a motorcycle that is suppose to have a fuel guage that works. BMW has...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 66,603
Posted By Preston
Time to sell it!

I have just reached 20k on my 09 1200GS. As of now I will be headed to the dealer for strip number four! By then I will have traveled over one thousand miles, spending six days of my life just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,975
Posted By Preston
OK OK, I know it's old stuff, but I am on my...

OK OK, I know it's old stuff, but I am on my second fuel gage fix in 3 months. Wish the warranty covered the three days out of my life, the 600 miles if travel to dealer and the PITA it is for crap...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-04-2010, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,829
Posted By Preston
Can you give specifics? Which side of the Ollocot...

Can you give specifics? Which side of the Ollocot CG is 39 closed?
I was planning a ride over 39 soon and sure would appreciate info.
Thanks..
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2009, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By Preston
I use Adobe for my digital editing and my 1200 GS...

I use Adobe for my digital editing and my 1200 GS is the "fun tool" that provides the "footage" to enjoy both!
Good stuff!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-31-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,661
Posted By Preston
never mind..

never mind..
Forum: Beasts 12-02-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,313
Posted By Preston
Gentlemen, I have proper springs and sag for my...

Gentlemen,
I have proper springs and sag for my weight and payload on my DL1000. With that in mind, how would handling be effected by adding raising links? Is there an advantage worth making by...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2008, 06:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By Preston
In a couple of years after BMW has had time to...

In a couple of years after BMW has had time to get all the bugs out and an accessory market has had time to develop for the bike I might trade in my KLR and Weestrom for this bike. Until then, I'll...
Forum: Americas 03-27-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By Preston
Howdy, I live in the center of Washington...

Howdy,
I live in the center of Washington State. I also ride lots of forest roads all over the Northwest and must suggest that anytime for mountain forest roads before end of May is tough because of...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,847
Posted By Preston
Returing from a few days of forest road riding,...

Returing from a few days of forest road riding, my rear tire when flat on my KLR. I made quick fix in the field by replacing the tube with a new one. Later when I got home, I tried to determine where...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 791
Posted By Preston
My brother in law just purchased a 2007 GS...

My brother in law just purchased a 2007 GS Adventure model with factory panniers and all the trimmings, along with a Ralley jacklet and pants, and an Arai helmet from South Sound BMW in Tacoma , WA. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2007, 07:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Preston
Here's a pic of my '99' 1100GS with HB bars. Got...

Here's a pic of my '99' 1100GS with HB bars. Got em from Happy Trails..
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,311
Posted By Preston
Ditto to all of the above! Well said.. I most...

Ditto to all of the above! Well said.. I most certainly enjoyed all the episodes of LWR and am anxious for the opportunity to do the same with the next production. It surely will be a hell of lot...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2007, 07:57 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 20,981
Posted By Preston
Be prepared for many inquiries about this...

Be prepared for many inquiries about this fairing!
If I knew I could order one of those, I would go crash as soon as possible to have an excuse to order it right away!
Gorgeous! Please show and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,762
Posted By Preston
"But the rear bar, with its sudden, weak right...

"But the rear bar, with its sudden, weak right angle, seems as if it could easily get pushed rearward. And with essentially zero clearance between it and the ABS line, even a little movement might be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2007, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,762
Posted By Preston
On my 99 GS, a view looking down on the right...

On my 99 GS, a view looking down on the right side. The red arrow points to the TT part, the yellow arrow to the HB part. A very minor adjustment was necessary by grinding a small bit of the TT part....
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-13-2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,031
Posted By Preston
There is a very well equipped used KLR at Happy...

There is a very well equipped used KLR at Happy Trails in Boise, Idaho. It has real Happy Trails racks and panniers (not the Chinese copy stuff) and other goodies on it at a very fair price! The...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,674
Posted By Preston
To each his own of course, but from this local's...

To each his own of course, but from this local's point of view, Country Boy's BBQ is NOT good and it is overpriced! I would never recommend it to a friend and I spend my money elsewhere.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-14-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,541
Posted By Preston
Your second map choice provides better scenery...

Your second map choice provides better scenery than the first. And any route is better that stays off the freeway.
For a contrast, you may head south to Grasmere and Owyahee, then to Elko, and...
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2007, 03:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,442
Posted By Preston
Happy Trails is the first in line to receive the...

Happy Trails is the first in line to receive the 08 KLR in the Boise area. They will be tooling up at once for the new rack design and other protection equipment. The existing Teton, and Owyhee...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-06-2007, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,888
Posted By Preston
[QUOTE=markjenn]Drive to Wenatchee for a $100...

[QUOTE=markjenn]Drive to Wenatchee for a $100 discount off MSRP?

The question was for where to buy in Washington. Wenatchee is in the exact center of the state so it is worth mentioning. Depending...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-25-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By Preston
I would like to tag up you sometime in that area...

I would like to tag up you sometime in that area for sure! As I mentioned, that is my old hangout and I will be over there this year on several rides.
Am going to Seattle this weekend to see the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-24-2007, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,006
Posted By Preston
[You need to come check it out JR.. not sure it's...

[You need to come check it out JR.. not sure it's worth driving over from Cashmere just to ride the place, but if your in the area.. I'd be glad to take you out there and show you around[/QUOTE]

I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-24-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By Preston
So sorry oh great robdogg that I spelled "retired...

So sorry oh great robdogg that I spelled "retired wrong"! Your correction has been noted..
Now we should turn this thread back over to those with good sense!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-24-2007, 12:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,106
Posted By Preston
[QUOTE=robdogg]I personally prefer short and...

[QUOTE=robdogg]I personally prefer short and sweet.. I already spend too much time on this site (and others) as it is.

Yes you do spend too much time here (and so do I).
So, get back to work I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-24-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,006
Posted By Preston
I do enjoy reading your reports! Straight...

I do enjoy reading your reports! Straight forward writing with good pics makes it all first rate!
Does all that mud and water over on that side ever turn to dust? Whew, that's way too much mud for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,860
Posted By Preston
To add to the part number confusion-- I just...

To add to the part number confusion-- I just purchased a belt from South Sound BMW, The part number was 12311341779 @ $18.79.
Apparently not all current stock is the elast belt. Oh well, it's the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,860
Posted By Preston
Reference thread: ...

Reference thread:

http://www.bmwgs.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197516


On my 1100GS There was no way I could remove the cover with the HB bars attached unless I loosened all bolts on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,860
Posted By Preston
Thank you for the info on the 2 kinds of belts!...

Thank you for the info on the 2 kinds of belts! Now I know what too look or when I order.The resources here are wonderful.. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,860
Posted By Preston
Time for me to change mine at 32K. Just to be...

Time for me to change mine at 32K. Just to be clear, when I order an OEM belt now, are you saying it will be the new stretch kind? How does one tell the difference ( ok don't laugh please)...
Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Preston
FYI--Remounted the crash guards with the front...

FYI--Remounted the crash guards with the front tab in the new position..
VOILA! There is now enough clearance (after loosening the bolt on the tab) to drop the alternator cover down and remove it. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2007, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 739
Posted By Preston
On my 1100GS I could not remove the alternator...

On my 1100GS I could not remove the alternator cover with the HB bars installed. No amount of loosening, bending, cussing could get it done.
After studying the situation for a time, I had a buddy...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 01-18-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By Preston
Heath, where the heck are ya??? You didn't...

Heath, where the heck are ya???
You didn't send a bus ticket so I am headed to Seattle to see Clement's presentation at South Sound BMW on the 27th..
Looks like you'll have to handle the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,946
Posted By Preston
My IMS holds over 7 gallons of gas. At 45 plus...

My IMS holds over 7 gallons of gas. At 45 plus mpg (average--well you can do the math..) Geez, I can't get far enough away from anywhere to feel the need to top it off. Just nice to know that when...
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