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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-20-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,781
Posted By briangorrell
Very happy to see this new dealer open in OKC -...

Very happy to see this new dealer open in OKC - hoping the very best for them!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 205,946
Posted By briangorrell
Thank you very much - this is perfect, hope...

Thank you very much - this is perfect, hope others will benefit from the info as well!

:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 205,946
Posted By briangorrell
Tryin' again - Does anyone have the Vario...

Tryin' again -

Does anyone have the Vario Top Case for the 2013 BMW R1200GS and if so, would you please be willing to measure the inner dimensions in inches fully expanded? I can't find this info...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 205,946
Posted By briangorrell
Question Dimensions of 2013 Vario Top Case?

Hello -

I've been searching online for hours trying to find the actual inner dimensions of the 2013 Vario Top Case fully expanded... The descriptions only mention capacity in liters. I have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,127,443
Posted By briangorrell
Yeah, this one didn't have the LED headlight, but...

Yeah, this one didn't have the LED headlight, but I am waiting on installation of the auxiliary lights that are LED. I was a bit disappointed that it didn't have the LED, but everything else was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,127,443
Posted By briangorrell
Picked up my new GS yesterday!! :clap ...

Picked up my new GS yesterday!! :clap

http://www.briangorrell.com/GorrellonnewGS.JPG
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By briangorrell
Yeah - can't say enough good things about the...

Yeah - can't say enough good things about the service guys at BMW of Oklahoma... Did the work in one day, took time to show everything to me and explain exactly what they did, etc...

Thanks - B
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By briangorrell
Just to update: Dealer called and received...

Just to update:

Dealer called and received both front and rear strut kits from the mother ship. They installed them in one day and everything seems fine now...

Two mechanics again commented to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By briangorrell
Wow, my thread got dark in a hurry eh? ...

Wow, my thread got dark in a hurry eh?

"Don't complain"? Isn't the point of this forum to try and solicit input from others by, what usually seems, is complaining (talking) about an issue?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By briangorrell
On my last ride the front, more than the back,...

On my last ride the front, more than the back, was leaking enough that a 20 minute ride coated the back 1/2 of the front fender in fluid - sitting still a drip comes down every 10 minutes or so...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By briangorrell
I agree - there are certainly problems with all...

I agree - there are certainly problems with all of them. And, I do still really like BMW, otherwise I wouldn't have bought it in the first place! :D

Regarding why I feel I shouldn't ride it: ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By briangorrell
My dealer didn't even consider offering me a...

My dealer didn't even consider offering me a loaner bike. And, they went to the trouble of telling me it would probably take 3-4 weeks just to get a replacement set of shocks in to their shop from...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By briangorrell
Consider yourself lucky. I have this brand new...

Consider yourself lucky. I have this brand new GSA which I have honestly completely babied, no rough stuff, no off-road, no two-up - absolutely perfect care... So how do we explain both back and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By briangorrell
Would love to also see some pics if you end up...

Would love to also see some pics if you end up with the 30th anniversary GSA - almost did the 30th anniversary GSA as well, but didn't have enough patience and went with the Smoke Grey - still looks...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2010, 10:44 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By briangorrell
Bluhduh 2010 R1200 GSA - both shocks leaking at 675 miles!

I took in my 2010 R1200 GSA for the break-in service today at my local dealer. I had the camshaft sensor recall taken care of and also a software update... I was excited because the break-in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2010, 12:42 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,323
Posted By briangorrell
Question Where did you order it from? Curious minds want...

Where did you order it from? Curious minds want to know! :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,485
Posted By briangorrell
Did you use the stock bolt on your 2010 GSA?

Did you use the stock bolt on your 2010 GSA?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2010, 11:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,485
Posted By briangorrell
Hi again - You said you installed the...

Hi again -

You said you installed the Fastway F3 footpegs on your 2010 GS? I purchased these same Fastway F3 footpegs for my 2010 GSA and they will not fit! The stock bolt will not fit through...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By briangorrell
Eh? Fastway F3 Footpegs compatibility with 2010 GSA

Hi - posted this in another thread titled "Fastway Pegs Part Number?", but thought a new thread might be better for this subject as it could effect many other folks...

I just purchased a set of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 894
Posted By briangorrell
Bluhduh I just purchased a set of Fastway F3 footpegs...

I just purchased a set of Fastway F3 footpegs part # 22-3-603 for my new 2010 R1200GSA from someone on eBay...

On the eBay ad, it said it would fit all BMW GS models through 2010. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2010, 09:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,943
Posted By briangorrell
Question Glad to read this thread. I now have about 750...

Glad to read this thread. I now have about 750 miles on my 2010 R1200GSA. I love many things about the bike, but I am still uncomfortable riding the bike at highway speeds (60MPH+)...

There is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2010, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,079
Posted By briangorrell
I test drove a 2008 GSA before purchasing my new...

I test drove a 2008 GSA before purchasing my new 2010 GSA 3 weeks ago...

The 2010 model is better all around - smoother, better low end torque, I'm a happy camper!!
:D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By briangorrell
What slip on pipe did you get???

What slip on pipe did you get???
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,678
Posted By briangorrell
Glad to hear someone else voice that the GSA...

Glad to hear someone else voice that the GSA isn't that heavy! My GL1800 Goldwing is about 900 pounds - now that is heavy! My GSA feels very light in comparison...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,616
Posted By briangorrell
I am a couple of weeks into my 2010 GSA and the...

I am a couple of weeks into my 2010 GSA and the ESA is an amazing option IMHO! The ability to change things up on the fly is great and the range of adjustments are very nice.

Thanks - B
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By briangorrell
You can always add it later - as long as the bike...

You can always add it later - as long as the bike already has ABS, it is simply a matter of the dealer swapping out the the left handlebar accessory buttons and awakening the functionality in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 12:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,678
Posted By briangorrell
I think the weight issue with the GSA is just a...

I think the weight issue with the GSA is just a matter of perspective! My other bike is a 2006 Goldwing (which I still love as well)... However, after a few weeks of riding my 2010 GSA exclusively...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2010, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,143
Posted By briangorrell
Question Hi, I am into my second week with my 2010...

Hi,

I am into my second week with my 2010 GSA... Just read this thread and was intrigued by the idea that you can change the position of the handlebars by just moving the clamping bolts... ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,021
Posted By briangorrell
I've averaged right around 40MPG on my 2010 GSA -...

I've averaged right around 40MPG on my 2010 GSA - only 380 total miles so far (5 days into it)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By briangorrell
Question I read a horror story on another forum (or maybe...

I read a horror story on another forum (or maybe it was here) about someone losing their Coocase on the road - showed a picture of the plastic locking tab on the base plate where it had snapped...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 769
Posted By briangorrell
Talking GSA too big to handle? Not hardly!

Well, I've had my 2010 GSA for almost a week - what a bike!!

Today I spent 9 hours in a new advanced motorcycle riding course at the OSU-OKC safety foundation called "Ready To Ride". I had one...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,688
Posted By briangorrell
Question Coocase a good deal for the GSA?

Hi -

I'm considering the Coocase S48 as a topcase for my new 2010 GSA...

The BMW topcase will not hold my computer bag that I need to commute back and forth to work - just too small. I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 989
Posted By briangorrell
Question Varios on the GSA...

So this is likely a dumb question, but can you mount the BMW Varios on the 2010 GSA, or do you have to use the adventure panniers without changing the mounting hardware included on the bike?

Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By briangorrell
Regarding the ESA on the 2010 GSA: After...

Regarding the ESA on the 2010 GSA:

After several hundred miles of playing around with the ESA settings I have noticed there is a tremendous difference between the various settings.

On one...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2010, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By briangorrell
I have the spoke wheels. I rode tonight for...

I have the spoke wheels.

I rode tonight for about 30 miles with 36/42 and it felt much more planted and provided better feedback... Was great!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,040
Posted By briangorrell
I spent an hour on a 2007 GSA and then purchased...

I spent an hour on a 2007 GSA and then purchased a 2010 GSA this past Tuesday.

I feel there is an obvious improvement in the engine smoothness, torque, shifting characteristics, and sound...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2010, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By briangorrell
Yes it would if I had the tire pressure...

Yes it would if I had the tire pressure monitor... :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2010, 06:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By briangorrell
Hi - yes I agree, everyone makes mistakes. I'm...

Hi - yes I agree, everyone makes mistakes. I'm not really bent out of shape, but to me this kind of oversight is really disappointing - a tire pressure check is about is basic as it gets isn't it?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,274
Posted By briangorrell
Dealer recommendation & possible error on tire pressure

Hello,

I picked up my 2010 GSA two days ago! :clap

When the tech gave me the standard orientation I asked what tire pressures he recommended. My bike has the OEM Tourances...

He...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2010, 11:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,446
Posted By briangorrell
I posted yesterday about my new '10 GSA stalling...

I posted yesterday about my new '10 GSA stalling three times in the first 65 miles...

Well tonight I rode another 100 miles and it never stalled even once. In fact, the engine seemed to smooth...
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