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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-06-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 433
Posted By pax maac
Riding in Palm Springs? Where to go?

Hey I'll be in Palm Springs this Sunday through Thursday for work, except I only have to work on Wednesday. I'm thinking about renting a bike for a day, any recommendations for where I should ride?
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Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 760
Posted By pax maac
Service before storage or after?

So I forgot to ask this in another thread I made about my new to me 07 GSA.

I just got an 07 GSA, 43,000 KMS (26,000 MILES) and since it's new to me and the PO didn't use it much and wasn't sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By pax maac
New to me '07 GSA. Got some questions

Hey all,

I came across an '07 GSA that was a good deal for Mexico, so I pulled the trigger. I rode it home today and have some questions-

The fuel gauge showed 80kms to empty, so I filled it....
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-02-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By pax maac
No, no servo brakes. That was on my list of...

No, no servo brakes. That was on my list of things to avoid. Servos were 2003-2006.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-01-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By pax maac
Thanks to everyone for your input. I ended up...

Thanks to everyone for your input. I ended up getting a great deal on an '07 1200 GSA, so I'm sticking with the boxer.

The seller also had a '12 f800 that he let me ride, so I finally got to try...
Forum: Latin America 12-25-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,316
Posted By pax maac
Hey Rob, I moved to Toluca about 6 and a...

Hey Rob,

I moved to Toluca about 6 and a half years ago. Hope you're having a great trip. You'll love Merida. If you need a place to sleep, shower, whatever, you're welcome here in Toluca, about...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 12-22-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 903
Views: 155,197
Posted By pax maac
Hey guys! I'm looking to replace my BMW...

Hey guys!

I'm looking to replace my BMW 1100GS and I came across an '04 Tiger with 20,505 miles on it, heated grips, taller screen and original side cases. It looks extremely clean. 2nd owner.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By pax maac
Thanks, I wasn't sure if these engines were known...

Thanks, I wasn't sure if these engines were known for their longevity like the boxers are.

Also its 25k miles, 40k kms already. Gotta find out if he had the 40k service done already.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By pax maac
opinions on a 2011 F800GS for a guy who's always had boxers

So I'm looking for a new to me bike and I've been riding R1100GS's for the last 8 or 9 years. I can't afford a 1200 and forces are consipiring against me where I live (Mexico) to prevent buying in...
Forum: Americas 11-28-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,600
Posted By pax maac
Mexico is chock full of Harley's and not just...

Mexico is chock full of Harley's and not just sportsters. I'd say Harleys and cruisers in general are way more ubiquitous than dual sports. Mexican love cruisers. My first big bike in mexico was a...
Forum: Americas 11-24-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,600
Posted By pax maac
Cuotas or libres? For cuotas either is fine....

Cuotas or libres? For cuotas either is fine. Libres I would go via gdl to gto to qro to DF. They are welcome to an air mattress at my house if they come through in the next 2 weeks, after that I'm...
Forum: Americas 11-23-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,600
Posted By pax maac
I usually do Toluca to Monterrey in one day when...

I usually do Toluca to Monterrey in one day when I'm trying to make time to get to the US. If you ride the cuota you should be able to make Laredo to San Juan Del Rio in one day. Leave early and ride...
Forum: Americas 11-19-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,600
Posted By pax maac
I always heard that if the blade was only as long...

I always heard that if the blade was only as long as or shorter than the width of your palm then it was fine. I've carried knives down here for 14 years and never had a problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By pax maac
Thanks! A friend with an 850r wants me to find...

Thanks! A friend with an 850r wants me to find them for him. I think theyll be great for the kind of riding he does. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By pax maac
What cylinder protectors are these? 1150GS

http://i.imgur.com/KMeX1AS.jpg

Anybody know who makes these cylinder protectors? And where they're sold? Thanks.
Forum: Americas 11-18-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,600
Posted By pax maac
More shootouts in La Paz

Just got off the phone with my mother in law in La Paz, Baja. She said there was a shootout on her street last night at 1AM. She's terrified. There's a cartel war going on there apparently. I can...
Forum: Americas 11-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By pax maac
I met Susan and Scott Nelson last year in Belize....

I met Susan and Scott Nelson last year in Belize. They were on their way from Oregon down to Argentina and had their labradoodle Bentley with them. Scott even built a special cage that mounted up on...
Forum: Americas 11-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By pax maac
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,600
Posted By pax maac
According to my mother in law, what happened was...

According to my mother in law, what happened was some politicians made a business deal with some people, like government contract type of stuff, construction, whatever, and then supposedly didn't...
Forum: Americas 11-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28,015
Views: 2,390,600
Posted By pax maac
Sure, they're called tacos dorados. Pretty common...

Sure, they're called tacos dorados. Pretty common actually.

And on a more serious note, has anyone heard anything about La Paz, Baja California lately? My in laws live there and my wife is from...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
If you're talking about the threads in the...

If you're talking about the threads in the cylinder head that the cover bolts go into, most if not all of mine have failed and been repaired already. This bike is all about stripped threads. I'm a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
Do I want to know? Not sure. This bike has a...

Do I want to know? Not sure. This bike has a history of stripped bolts and the like.

I haven't looked through my manual yet on what's involved in removing the stud. It doesn't move, it's not...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
Wow, thanks! PM sent

Wow, thanks! PM sent
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
Good advice, I was thinking to do something like...

Good advice, I was thinking to do something like that.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
I would hate to think that because it would mean...

I would hate to think that because it would mean it happened at my new mechanics and I really like the guy. But I did not drop it for sure. Damn.

You think its ok to just put a new cover on it...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
I just tried tightening the stud, it won't move....

I just tried tightening the stud, it won't move. It appears to be in as far as it goes.

There are 3 threads showing on the stud in question, which is the front top stud. The front bottom stud...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
Does anybody know if I can use a valve cover from...

Does anybody know if I can use a valve cover from any R1100? Can it be from an RT, R, RS, S or GS? And what about an 1150 valve cover? Will those fit too? Or 850's also? As long as it's single spark....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
I'll try the double nut thing. I noticed that it...

I'll try the double nut thing. I noticed that it didn't seem properly torqued when I loosened it earlier today, it was very easy to unscrew. The torque for those bolts I believe is 14 footpounds,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
The stud doesnt seem loose. But I agree that the...

The stud doesnt seem loose. But I agree that the end is distorted and it obviously dug into the cover. I hasn't fallen over to my knowledge.

I'm worried that If I just slap a new cover on there...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,469
Posted By pax maac
Cracked valve cover

So I noticed oil all over my left valve cover and saw this

http://i.imgur.com/ifpUa7x.jpg?2


I said to myself, is that a crack? After cooling and removal I found this
...
Forum: Latin America 10-31-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 408
Posted By pax maac
PM sent

PM sent
Forum: Latin America 10-31-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By pax maac
I don't recognize the road, looks like its a toll...

I don't recognize the road, looks like its a toll road that could be anywhere. The car has state of mexico plates on it, but that doesn't mean that they're in the state of mexico. I drive past a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,818
Posted By pax maac
This happened to me back in January except the...

This happened to me back in January except the threads broke off instead of just cracking like yours. I ended up removing the head and brought it to my mechanic who took it somewhere and when he gave...
Forum: Latin America 10-24-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By pax maac
I've heard it described as organized chaos, and I...

I've heard it described as organized chaos, and I think that's pretty accurate. When I first arrived here it seemed crazy. 14 years on and I much prefer it to driving and riding in the US.

It...
Forum: Latin America 10-20-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,474
Posted By pax maac
That site looks extremely questionable to me and...

That site looks extremely questionable to me and to be perfectly honest, I would be shocked if you were able to rent any of the bikes shown there. Bike rental is just not really a thing in mexico....
Forum: Latin America 10-11-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By pax maac
I'm flattered. In fact I just brought my bike to...

I'm flattered. In fact I just brought my bike to a new guy today here in Toluca. Shop looks great and he has a lot of business with newer GS's, so I'm hopeful it will work out well for me.
Forum: Latin America 09-29-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,431
Posted By pax maac
So what now? Back to Kansas?

So what now? Back to Kansas?
Forum: Latin America 09-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,431
Posted By pax maac
Dunno if you know but motos pay half on most if...

Dunno if you know but motos pay half on most if not all cuotas now. Arco Norte is still expensive, but more reasonable now.

Also, Mexico City can be amazing. I'm kinda bummed about all the shit...
Forum: Latin America 09-14-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 6,431
Posted By pax maac
Like buy a phone in Mexico and have it work all...

Like buy a phone in Mexico and have it work all through every country you're going through? Not that I'm aware of. My wife uses Telcel, but she has a plan, not prepaid, and it kind of worked in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,411
Posted By pax maac
More for me!

The only reason I can come up with to tell you to stay away from them is so I can buy them.

I'm on my 2nd 1100 and looking to try an 1150. No reason other than just because I get bored and like...
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