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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-28-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,057
Posted By papavero
It looks like there are plenty of places for...

It looks like there are plenty of places for mountain bike riding. :D
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,820
Posted By papavero
Wow. I wish I could write like that....

Wow. I wish I could write like that. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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After months of planning this trip, it is truly with regret...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 32,304
Posted By papavero
I have a set coming also.

I have a set coming also.
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,336
Posted By papavero
Hi Nick. :wave I can't believe Dick was talked...

Hi Nick. :wave
I can't believe Dick was talked into this. If he had not gone, this report and pictures would not exist, therefore the trip would not have happened. You know, without pictures you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,679
Posted By papavero
I have found that once a year or so (12k to 15k...

I have found that once a year or so (12k to 15k miles) I run it by my local dealer to do a sync and cable adjust. I do everything else myself. Last time it cost me $60. Not to bad and they look the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,428
Posted By papavero
second on the jacket. my wife rides with just the...

second on the jacket. my wife rides with just the padded jacket. no pad on the aluminum top box. I asked if she wanted one and she said the jacket was fine. try without the pad first. you can always...
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
Ok. This has worked before so I'll do it again....

Ok. This has worked before so I'll do it again. Dick tells a great story. So what I'll do here is add to his narration as he goes.
The general store slash cafe.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
Oni - Nice to meet you. Today was a recovery...

Oni -
Nice to meet you. Today was a recovery day (yard work to do) but hope to get more pics up tomorrow. Mr. Head should have some ready to post soon. Stay tuned. We are now home and getting our...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2008, 07:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
Teasers From The Road

http://papavero.smugmug.com/photos/369538626_LURLE-L.jpg

We got to the first night at Sequoia. Great site too. Noneighbors. Dirt road in. Scotch and a Cliff bar for dinner...

Then next morning...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
Here is the latest... For those of you...

Here is the latest...

For those of you following along for the seal drama it goes like this. There is a breather on the top of the trans housing. This breather is supposed to vent the trans when...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2008, 04:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
Borrowed from Dick "Oh, and Paul tells me...

Borrowed from Dick

"Oh, and Paul tells me they replaced the battery checked the system and all is good.
BMWNA thinks the leak is being caused by a blocked vent?? They say it may be ready...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2008, 12:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
Funny you should mention that. When I called to...

Funny you should mention that. When I called to find out status on Saturday, They were just waiting to here about the oil leak. No action on mine whatsoever. On there side though they did have a full...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2008, 10:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
OK - quick update. My son and I loaded the bike...

OK - quick update. My son and I loaded the bike in the trailer (again with the trailer and a GS, this just ain't right) and head for the dealer. At this point I'm pretty P.O. and let them know...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
One more thing. While traveling through the...

One more thing. While traveling through the desert, make sure you have enough water. I've been to the desert alot living in SoCal and have always had enough water - or so I thought. Bring more. It...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2008, 07:34 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
So, it is Friday morning and you might ask, "How...

So, it is Friday morning and you might ask, "How far have you guys gone?" I would have to say about 400 miles, round trip. 2 issues came up. First along the side of the road in the middle of BFE....
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
And mine. Hope all that loose stuff in the...

And mine.

Hope all that loose stuff in the background isn't going. Your yellow bag isn't that big.

http://papavero.smugmug.com/photos/360345115_tkoCG-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
Oh, thats old. HaHaHa. Update - New trans...

Oh, thats old. HaHaHa.

Update - New trans output seal, check. Let's hope that this is the golden seal. Looks like I destroyed my rear rotor. Just above the minimum. Must be those sintered pads i...
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
Hi Nick...:wave

Hi Nick...:wave
Forum: Ride reports 08-27-2008, 09:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,431
Posted By papavero
<title></title><meta name="GENERATOR"...

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Forum: Ride reports 06-08-2008, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By papavero
Like you said, the zoom did not work out like you...

Like you said, the zoom did not work out like you thought it would. But, ya know, it still looks pretty good considering that it was filmed with a digi-point and click camera. I think you need one of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2008, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,519
Posted By papavero
Part number for the grips. :ddog Shame to leave...

Part number for the grips. :ddog Shame to leave us hanging like that. Looks good though. Only another 100,000 and I'll be ready to change mine. Are the new grips a larger diameter?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2008, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By papavero
It"s there...

I have used it. It also works well when adding extra weight or a pillion and don"t want to screw with the pre-load.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By papavero
Dick, I have vaction time to burn. And with...

Dick, I have vaction time to burn. And with things slowing down this summer, I'm looking forward to some longer rides. Now that I said that, we will probably win some "gota have it yesterday"...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By papavero
I am supposed to have a lot going on this weekend...

I am supposed to have a lot going on this weekend also. Dick, maybe we should move this by a week or two? It would be fun to have some of the other guys come along as well. I'll call you in a day or...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-11-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,079
Posted By papavero
Your bike looks way too clean in these pictures....

Your bike looks way too clean in these pictures. Are those tourances? Must have been right after you got the bike.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 39,008
Posted By papavero
Mountain Hardware Hammerhead 2

Here in the southwest, this Hammerhead 2 works well. All the mesh vents can be closed to keep blowing dust and dirt out without using the rainfly. Free standing and very sturdy. Great for star...
Forum: Ride reports 04-30-2008, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,666
Posted By papavero
Nice report Dick. I thought we did well for a...

Nice report Dick. I thought we did well for a couple of old fat guys. It was fun, and to think I almost cancelled and stayed home to watch the race. I think I lost 4 lbs that day, the sweat was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,078
Posted By papavero
So, how well does the new grip heat up? I'm...

So, how well does the new grip heat up? I'm spoiled, I like the heated grips in the morning on my way to work. I would also like larger diameter grips. The balancer still works great. (cheap plug)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,662
Posted By papavero
Abs

Turning off the ABS on the new 1200's is just a push button. Stop (with the bike running), push button, continue. To turn it back on, reverse the process. Most of the time you'll never know it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,439
Posted By papavero
Has anybody modified the side stand from an '07?...

Has anybody modified the side stand from an '07? The shape is completely different. It now has a bend in the middle. In order to lengthen it, it looks as though a cut just below the spring attachment...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 9,111
Posted By papavero
Yes...

and the weather was great this last weekend.

http://papavero.smugmug.com/photos/253952233_KDHBQ-M.jpg
http://papavero.smugmug.com/photos/253951800_9iV9p-M.jpg

Southern California, got to love...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By papavero
Nice shots

I may add some to this thread if you don't mind, but not tonight. As Dick said I started this weekend with a headcold starting on Wed night. A little prodding by both Dick and my wife and off we...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2008, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 770
Posted By papavero
Check this thread...

Covers the connector and wiring.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201982
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,239
Posted By papavero
Missing XXX

Try here for service sheets in PDF format

http://www.r1200gs.info/R1200GS-Maintenance-Schedules.pdf

7.1 BMW Roadside Assistance - 1-877-680-2176 (US)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2008, 05:32 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,239
Posted By papavero
Answers

3.3 Spark PLugs

'07 1200
NGK - DCPR8EKC, DCPR8EIX
Bosch - YR5LDE

3.4 What MPG are you getting

Riding style, acces, etc. varies this alot, I get about 42
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,817
Posted By papavero
Gas, Tires, and Time to ride.

Gas, Tires, and Time to ride.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,555
Posted By papavero
Knock off or not, I had them on my KLR. The...

Knock off or not, I had them on my KLR. The worked great. The rack I had did come from Happy Trails though. Sold the bike.

http://papavero.smugmug.com/photos/124218587-M.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By papavero
Should I go or should I stay...

There might be a song in there somewhere. :evil Keep be posted on that. Hum, I wasn't sure I wanted to go. Mending back and all. It did feel good to get out in the dirt again. :clap Thanks to Mr...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2007, 05:51 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,244
Posted By papavero
Group buy

I'm interested in the next group buy thanks. Need more spring for 2 up riding.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By papavero
What we found...

is for the Mrs. as long as she is wearing a properly padded MC jacket, a rear pad is not required. I went with the TT top box on my R12GS, and it has been fine.
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