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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,924
Posted By Hank
Those are some great photos!!! The skies and...

Those are some great photos!!! The skies and clouds are amazing!! Hey, has your pack on the back of the bike gotten bigger, are you carrying a spare tire now?! .... Just kidding :D

Hank
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,924
Posted By Hank
In all my travels in Latin America I've only paid...

In all my travels in Latin America I've only paid on "fine" on the spot and that was in Bolivia, and that was only because I felt sorry for the police who had almost nothing. As far as Mexico, I've...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,924
Posted By Hank
That's a great break down of the documents...

That's a great break down of the documents Travelbug!

Airmail, you can't fix everything by throwing money at the problem and it makes things more difficult for those of us who want to do...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,924
Posted By Hank
Gracias

Gracias Senorita Travelbugblues for the kind words.

Los vemos en Mexico!

Hank
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,924
Posted By Hank
Real

Great to see you made to Real, its a great place to get away and slow the pace down. If you had more time you could take day rides to some of the villages around there. If you haven't already to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,924
Posted By Hank
Crossing Laredo

I'm an hour north of Laredo on I35. I have a BMW M/C repair shop here, so if you need anything just ask. I just returned from a short 3 month trip to Africa and as I said I know how travelers...
Forum: Ride reports 07-30-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 130,924
Posted By Hank
Hola from Motohank's

I was just reading your fantastic ride report! If you cross over at Laredo (in route to San Antonio) and need anything please let me know. I just returned from a trip myself and I was very...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 97,436
Posted By Hank
The repairs

I just recently (at about 450) replace the clutch splines on the input of the transmission. This was my 3 clutch disc. If the splines stay lubed and your not to too hard on the clutch the splines...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 97,436
Posted By Hank
500,000 miles

:D It was a cold and rainy day when I started the day but by the end of the day and last 60 miles of my mark the rain stopped and the sun started shine.
Not planned but it happen that I hit the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 97,436
Posted By Hank
Almost There

I'm in East London, South Africa, headed for Cape Town. My mileage on my trusty GS is 499333.
I'm almost there.....:D


Hank
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,703
Posted By Hank
Maintance list

Quick list: Engine rebuilds= none, other than replacement of the plastic chain guides. Everything in the motor is as it came from factory.
Transmission. Two sets of bearings. One set a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,703
Posted By Hank
I like my 1100GS

I still like my 1100GS, currently at 492433 miles riding the African country side and planning to roll into the 500,000 mark here soon......
You can read my adventures here:...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 97,436
Posted By Hank
Almost

Not at 500K yet but, I am getting close. I'm working too much and haven't had a chance to ride.
After a lot if staring a the map for a long time I've decided to accomplish my 500k miles in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,883
Posted By Hank
Wow, that's great news, I will follow up with...

Wow, that's great news, I will follow up with the link, and keep everybody posted. I'm traveling for a week so it will be few days.

Thanks again everybody for all the fantastic effort!!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,883
Posted By Hank
It would be cool if BMW did in want to show some...

It would be cool if BMW did in want to show some sort of appreciation. To me what is most amazing is that this is the original motor, no rebuilds, plus the same for the transmission and some other...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,883
Posted By Hank
Thanks Mr VolInGA, Funny a few years ago...

Thanks Mr VolInGA,

Funny a few years ago when I had just crossed into the 400k I ran into the BMW rep at the MOA rally and mentioned the mileage and his response was "They all do that", I think...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,883
Posted By Hank
Laugh Where should it be?

As many of you know my trusty GS is inching towards the 500k mark (487now). Talking among friends the discussion has come up to where will I be when the magical 500 rolls up on the odometer? I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,149
Posted By Hank
Thanks

Hey Poway,

It was great meeting you at Overland, and thanks for the kind words!

Hank
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2012, 09:03 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 211,019
Posted By Hank
Brake Pads

You might try to find some brake parts cleaner and try to break down as much oil as possible. The sand paper and brush will not damage the rotor. The problem you might have is that the brake pads...
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 211,019
Posted By Hank
Oil Leak

That's a real bummer that the oil leak has gotten so bad. I hope its something simple or rather easy to repair but, I have a filling that you may have cracked the case. My thinking is that the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 211,019
Posted By Hank
Oil Leak

That does seem to be your leak. If its the bolt I believe it is it should be 110mm long but, in this case its longer because of the side car bracket. The tightening torque (factory settings) should...
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2012, 09:06 AM
Replies: 688
Views: 211,019
Posted By Hank
Oil Leaks

Hi, this is Hank from Motohank, I had a new GS here the other day that had a weeping chain tensioner on the right side. Another bike (also 2011) that was left to idle for to long and developed to...
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,809
Views: 1,843,101
Posted By Hank
Laugh Hola Margus & Kariina

I was just finishing the installation of new tires and cleaning of my GS when I stopped to take a brake. I clicked on your post to catch up your blog and was surprised to see my GS! I'm amazed at...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2011, 08:48 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 106,323
Posted By Hank
Laugh 1995 r1100gs

472K miles, still running strong.....

Hank
Forum: Ride reports 05-25-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,290
Views: 313,217
Posted By Hank
Bike Problems

Hola ZOA,
My name is Hank, my good friend Alberto was telling me of your problems with your motorbike. I like you an concerned about the metal in the filter. I also think the best thing to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 97,436
Posted By Hank
Wow, small world

Hey Ryan, yes, I remember meeting you at the equator! I'm always blown away by the people I've meet over my travels. My GS did great on the South American trip, with some small problems but, ...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 48,973
Posted By Hank
Laugh Hola

Hola Tshusband, Congratulations on the start of a great adventure! I'll be looking forward to your posts! Good luck

Hank
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2,809
Views: 1,843,101
Posted By Hank
Laugh Hola

Hola Margus

You've done a great job with your post! Man its hard to believe that we meet not to long ago in Chile! Keep up the good job, if I can do anything for your let me know....
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 97,436
Posted By Hank
450,000

Here's one more photo. I can't figure out how to add more than one photo to a post...

Bolivia 2009

Hank
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 97,436
Posted By Hank
450,000

Back in Nov 2008 I embarked on a long awaited journey to ride from Texas to South America.
When I started my journey my 1995 R1100GS had around 429k miles on it. Everyone advised me not to that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-29-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,696
Posted By Hank
Motohank

As lobby mentioned, I have gone solo with the BMW repairs. I'm currently located south of San Antonio, half way to Laredo on I35. If your headed to or coming back from Mexico stop in and say hi....
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 42,656
Posted By Hank
Hola From El Calafate, Argentina!

Hola Tricepilot,

Great photos!, I'm glad you kept the bike and made the ride to Mexico, that's a great country, looking back at all that I've seen on my trip Mexico is still one of my...
Forum: Latin America 02-17-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Hank
The road

The road from Uyuni to Ollague should be very easy, we road a good part of it with out a problem. The road to San Pedro is a tough road with a big GS. The sand (gravel) is very tough with a loaded...
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,107
Posted By Hank
Slat Flats

We were there about 10 days ago. There was some water as you entered, the water was about 2 or 3 inches. Once you go further in it was dry. We could see heavy rain in the back ground. We were...
Forum: Latin America 02-09-2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Hank
Gas Problems

I was just in Bolivia about 5 days ago for 3 weeks. Did have problems getting gas at times, had to wait in line for sometime at times. Did find serveral stations without fuel but, never had a...
Forum: Latin America 01-28-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Hank
Hey Pockethead, sorry I missed you! I just got...

Hey Pockethead, sorry I missed you! I just got to Potosi today. I will be here one more day before I go to Uyuni. If you'd like to go with me that would be great! I think the solar is not ride...
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2009, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Hank
Martincito, thanks for the link, the great write...

Martincito, thanks for the link, the great write up and & photos. I know the road is tough. I'm still hoping to have someone to ride with encase things get bad. I was told to talk the San...
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Hank
El Solar

Its not looking good for the ride into the Solar, seems to have to much water at the moment, but I'll know more once I get to Uyuni.
Curthas I am using a GPS, its an old one, a 3plus. I got some...
Forum: Latin America 01-26-2009, 04:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Hank
Been trying

Hola Hal,
Ive been trying to update my website but the internet and speeds of Bolivia are really bad. I thought I was going to be lucky last night but failed at the end.
stay tuned...

Hank
Forum: Latin America 01-25-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Hank
Crossing the Solar de Uyuni

Im thinking and wanting to cross the Solar to San Pedro but Im traveling solo and am concerned about going solo across with a GS, Anybody in the area that is also trying to make the journey? ...
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