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Forum: Europe 06-29-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By TexPaul
another outside Munich

We did the same thing as hankgs back in 2008 but stayed in Buchenhain, about 15km south of city center. We were 100 meters from the train stop and it was a 20 minute ride to the main gate of OF. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-27-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,226
Posted By TexPaul
According to my dealer the new specs are not part...

According to my dealer the new specs are not part of any bulletin or recall, just the specs on the latest CD from BMW (I don't know the date of that CD).

Here's the new specs

Intake new...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 23,091
Posted By TexPaul
2005 w/139,000

2005 w/139,000
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 719
Posted By TexPaul
Go to your local hardware store and/or auto parts...

Go to your local hardware store and/or auto parts store and look for the section where they keep rubber grommets and plugs. You can probably find something in there that will fit.
Forum: EMEA 03-15-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,986
Posted By TexPaul
Some really good info here. Special thanks to...

Some really good info here. Special thanks to GvG, I didn't think (at this stage) about visa requiremnets. That will go onto the list of things to do.

GvG asked about where we were going. Most...
Forum: EMEA 03-12-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,986
Posted By TexPaul
Camping in Europe

I am working on plans to take an extended motorcycle trip in Europe next year. Initial idea is to ship the two bikes over with Knopf, pick them up in early May and stay for…that part is not yet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By TexPaul
Help does this valve cover look right

I just popped the body work off the wife's 2010 F650twin for the 24K valve check. All previous checks were done at a dealer so this is the first time I've seen what sits under the airbox. When I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By TexPaul
Sorry I missed your statement about having 75K on...

Sorry I missed your statement about having 75K on the bike in your first post. At those miles I would check the clutch push rod for sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,225
Posted By TexPaul
You don't sate how many miles are on the bike. ...

You don't sate how many miles are on the bike. That piece of info might help.
If the noise goes away with the clutch in the problem could be the clutch push rod. Over time they get worn and loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,266
Posted By TexPaul
Contact this guy over in Blanco,...

Contact this guy over in Blanco, http://www.blancobeemerwerkes.com/.
He owns several Beemers and does work on them. I've used him several times and he does good work at rates that are much more...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-21-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By TexPaul
Texas National Rally

Join us on the banks of the beautiful <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Llano</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 704
Posted By TexPaul
'05 R1200GS clutch question

Backround -This is '05 R1200GS with 105K on the clock. Clutch master cylinder and drive shaft replaced at about 85K, final drive at 97K.

Bike is difficult to get into first gear (from nuetral)...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 17,762
Posted By TexPaul
Alaska prep

My wife and I just did Wetern Canada and Alaska this summer (early June to mid July). Here's a brief on bike issues I encountered.
The roads can be very rough in places. Check nuts and bolts...
Forum: Australia 09-14-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By TexPaul
where's ozmikl

Anyone on this forum know how to reach an Australian Adv inmate that goes by ozmikl? He's not responding to emails or PM's and I would like to get in touch with him.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 561
Posted By TexPaul
650 GS Twin sprockets

I need to start thinking about replacing the chain and sprockets on the wife's 2010 F650 GS twin. I know there are cheaper (than BMW) chain options but what about sprockets? Are there any aftermarket...
Forum: Alaska 06-27-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,321
Posted By TexPaul
Post D2d crashes

Does it count if you crash and didn't get hurt? I ate some Canadian gravel about 100 miles south of Dawson (towards Whitehorse). Nothing serious (except to my ego), thanks to my Roadcrafter.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-06-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By TexPaul
chain tools

We're headed to Alaska soon and the wife's new F650GS twin is the first chain drive bike I've had in years so I'm looking for suggestions on spare parts and tools for roadside repairs on the 525 O...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-17-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By TexPaul
LA and south Ark good roads

We're headed from San Antonio over to Natchitoches then north to Branson, MO. I'm looking for some good roads north out of Natchitoches across northern LA and into southern ARK, eventuallty to...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-17-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By TexPaul
The Executive Inn, next door to the Limetree and...

The Executive Inn, next door to the Limetree and next to the Walmart isn't bad. I think it's cheaper than the Limetree, or was last summer. Rooms are clean, nothing fancy. We walked over to the...
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 18,546
Posted By TexPaul
Anakee availability

After last summer I wised up and bought an extra set early. When I mount those in May, just before I head to Alaska, I'll keep the old set as a backup and order a new set. I've learned to keep one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,246
Posted By TexPaul
Name for the new forum

A Austrian engine in a German bike, how about the "Anschluss twins"?
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2010, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,420
Posted By TexPaul
Sidi On Road Gore Tex - Any feedback

I'm considering a pair of the new Sidi On Road Gore Tex boots. Anyone out thee have a pair yet? If so I would appreciate your feedback.
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By TexPaul
Wet crotch

If you use seal sealer on the cloth zipper tape it helps. And make sure you do it all the way back to the stiching. After I did mine I never had the wet crotch issue again.
Of course, if...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2010, 06:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By TexPaul
Happy trails panniers

Just put a set of the 7.5 inch on my wife's '10 F650GS. One of the mounting brakets didn't line up correctly and it took me about an hour of work to get it to work. I had called HT with the issue...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,618
Posted By TexPaul
Chain cleaning on the road

Wife has a new F650GS twin and we’re planning it’s first big road trip. I haven’t done chain maintenance on the road in 20 years. So, I’m looking for some suggestions on supplies and equipment to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 866
Posted By TexPaul
Light bar for F650GS twin

Looking to mount some driving lights on wife's new F650GS Twin but can't seem to find any aftermarket light bars. Anybody out there have any good ideas or leads? Pics would be nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,154
Posted By TexPaul
Adv tank install

Just in ballpark figures what did this conversion cost you?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By TexPaul
Vibration

I had a similar problem on my '05 GS and it became more noticeable after I mounted new tires. The symptoms were very similar to what you mention except sometimes it was worse than others.
Turned...
Forum: Alaska 03-04-2010, 08:39 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,125
Posted By TexPaul
plus two

1. Copy these instructions along with the most current list of names.
2. Hit "New Reply" button (no, not the "quote" button).
3. Paste your copy.
4. Add the next number and your name; each member...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By TexPaul
GS u joint question

Doing some maint on my '05 1200GS and I noticed that one of the u joints on the drive shaft is starting to go. I know a new drive shaft is an option (at almost $700). I contacted Bruno's in Canada...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2010, 06:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,721
Posted By TexPaul
Lift handle

I have one mounted on a '05GS. It definately helps but I sometimes wish it where mounted a little higher. Tried it in different locations but because of design it only works mounted in that one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,299
Posted By TexPaul
1200GS clutch spline lube

Getting ready to attempt a clutch spline lube and clutch inspection, on a '05 1200GS. Have done this on older 1100 oilhead but never newer hexhead. Is the transmission removal any more difficult...
Forum: EMEA 02-21-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,584
Posted By TexPaul
Visiting bigger cities

If you do want to see larger cities, but not drive in them, you might try this.
When my wife and I rode the Dolomites in 2008 wew wanted to see Venice because we were so close, but we didn't want...
Forum: EMEA 02-21-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,385
Posted By TexPaul
Route from Munich to Arabba

Haroon,

I promised you the route we took from Munich to Arabba so here goes. You should be able to follow this route on Google Earth if you don’t have any good Euro maps. It starts from...
Forum: EMEA 02-19-2010, 07:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,385
Posted By TexPaul
routes in Germany

Haroon,

Back in the fall of 2008 my wife and I rode much of the area you are talking about. We made it from Munich, actually started 20km south of Munich, to Arraba in two days. Total distance...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,326
Posted By TexPaul
3M film

I went to a local window tint place, that also does the 3M headlight and body panel coverings and bought a 24"x24" 40ml sheet for less than $100. I've made 3 sets of headlght covers and 2 sets of...
Forum: Americas 02-11-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,409
Posted By TexPaul
bear phobia

Thanks for all the advice. Based on your posts my wife has come up with a "plan" in the event she sees a bear, just pour honey on me and run the other way.
Now, about those machine gun toting...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,409
Posted By TexPaul
Bears in West Canada and Alaska

Planning a trip to Alaska this summer. Plan to cross into Canada at Washington state in early June and cross back into the US in Montana in mid July.
We stretch our retirement dollars by camping...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,208
Posted By TexPaul
Happy Trails on F650/800

Anybody else out there mounted a set of Happy Trails boxs on a F650 or 800? I recently got a set of the Tetons for my wife's 650 and, though I like the bags, the brakets leave something to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2010, 07:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,617
Posted By TexPaul
Replacing parts before failure

Try contacting this guy, http://www.motohank.com/Welcome.html. He has a '95 1100GS that has way over 400,000 miles on it. He can give you lots of info on what may/does break and when.
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