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Forum: Trip Planning 07-13-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,100
Posted By mb289
I ask my riding buddies one time if they want to...

I ask my riding buddies one time if they want to go on an upcoming trip. Then I make my plans and go. Most of the time I'm solo which is usually best.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,681
Posted By mb289
'12 R12GSA, 29K miles. New 3/31/12. Going to put...

'12 R12GSA, 29K miles. New 3/31/12. Going to put about 5k more on next month!
Forum: Americas 06-10-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 524
Posted By mb289
I highly recommend Blue Ridge Motorcycle...

I highly recommend Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground. Cabins or tent camping. Breakfast and dinner served Fri - Sun. I usually stay there a few times a year. BTW, I'm also from Charleston.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,734
Posted By mb289
I had an 07 GS (hex head) that I traded for a '12...

I had an 07 GS (hex head) that I traded for a '12 GSA (cam head). I put 48K miles on the hex head and have just over 28K on my cam head. The cam head is a nice performance improvement over the he hex...
Forum: Americas 03-28-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By mb289
Take the Skyline to BRP and take the BRP all the...

Take the Skyline to BRP and take the BRP all the way to Cherokee. 575 miles of great roads and scenery. Prior to Memorial weekend, you'll have the BRP to yourself.
Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,487
Posted By mb289
Hi Motomacs, nice report and looked like a great...

Hi Motomacs, nice report and looked like a great ride. I'm doing something similar this year except I'll be leaving from SC and only have three weeks.

Take care,
Dave
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,234
Posted By mb289
Shipping them back and going with different...

Shipping them back and going with different brand. I've had too many problems with Chinese made products and tires I'm not willing to test.

mb289
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,234
Posted By mb289
Tourances Made in China

This might be old news, but I just received a new set of Metzler Tourances from Revzilla and noticed molded in the sidewall "Made in China". I'm not comfortable running tires made in China, so this...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,356
Posted By mb289
Bike Surging

I received a GS911 for Christmas and synced the TB using the GS911. Sync went as expected and then I had the same problem as above...idle surge from 1150 to 2000rpm. I checked everything I knew and...
Forum: Vendors 11-28-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,394
Posted By mb289
I want one!

I'll take a GS911 Blue tooth/USB version for a '12 R1200GSA. Please send me the details to order.



Thanks,
Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,036
Posted By mb289
That would explain the behavior of the PC625 in...

That would explain the behavior of the PC625 in my Camhead. I think I'll put off buying the Oddessy charger. Thanks.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2013, 04:14 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 10,036
Posted By mb289
I've had a PC625 in my '12 GSA for just over a...

I've had a PC625 in my '12 GSA for just over a year (OEM battery is too small IMO). I have never charged it (don't even own a charger) and installed it right out of the box. I regularly charge my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By mb289
I had the PC535 in my 07 GS and I installed the...

I had the PC535 in my 07 GS and I installed the PC625 in my 12 GSA. Neither is hard to install, but the PC625 was easier to route the cables. Both are much better at starting the bike, including cold...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By mb289
I installed a PC535 in my 07 GS and it worked...

I installed a PC535 in my 07 GS and it worked well. I installed the PC625 in my 12 GSA and it's even better. The PC625 does require modifying the front seat support bar.

Dave
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,695
Posted By mb289
I've put about 50K on my C3 and love it. I do get...

I've put about 50K on my C3 and love it. I do get the mark of Schuberth but it's gone within about 10 minute. I agree the liner could be made better in the area of the forehead, but I love the helmet...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 667,591
Posted By mb289
Installed a set of 2" Rox Risers on my '12 GSA....

Installed a set of 2" Rox Risers on my '12 GSA. What a difference it made. Much more comfortable seated and I can now stand without being bent over at the waist. I should have done this a long time...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,069
Posted By mb289
My 12 GSA at 22k miles has gone through three low...

My 12 GSA at 22k miles has gone through three low beam bulbs in 18 months. My previous 07 GS lost one about every 10K miles. I always carry a spare.

Dave
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By mb289
Rode H-58 a couple weeks ago on my trip to the...

Rode H-58 a couple weeks ago on my trip to the UP. Great road and had five days in the UP. Grew up in the UP, but have not been back since the early '80s. Really miss the UP.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,184
Posted By mb289
I have a 12 GSA and had the same issues with the...

I have a 12 GSA and had the same issues with the stock seat. Being a cheap bastard, I bought a sheep skin from Alaska Sheep Skins. I've used it on two 1000 mile trips with the return to home being...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 322
Posted By mb289
I was just in WV last week for a few days of...

I was just in WV last week for a few days of riding. Smoke Hole road, I think it's off 33, is a great road. Lots of turns and elevation changes and great scenery. Also, enjoyed WV 33/4 that leads to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,016
Posted By mb289
Just replaced the second H7 in my '12 GSA at 14K...

Just replaced the second H7 in my '12 GSA at 14K miles. I always carry a spare as my '07 did the same. It's my understanding that the H7 bulb just has a short life. At least they are easy to change....
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,764
Posted By mb289
I have had my R3 for nearly four years and...

I have had my R3 for nearly four years and wouldn't trade it for any other. I ride in the SE and it vents/flows lots of air. Above 95, a wet t-shirt and the vents partially closed feels like AC. The...
Forum: Americas 05-04-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 619
Posted By mb289
I'll be on the BRP and Skyline on my way to WV on...

I'll be on the BRP and Skyline on my way to WV on the 12th. Weather should be good if not a little cool at night. BTW, I'll be camping, anyone else camping?

Ride Safe
Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,808
Posted By mb289
Installed a PC625 in my GSA a few weeks ago and...

Installed a PC625 in my GSA a few weeks ago and it's great. Much better than the tiny stock battery and it should last for years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,149
Posted By mb289
Mr. Gone, you are exactly right. Also, I would...

Mr. Gone, you are exactly right. Also, I would have demanded an accident report. The officer was clearly at fault and out of line.
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 24,889
Posted By mb289
Hi Rick, Great ride report! I'm basically...

Hi Rick,

Great ride report! I'm basically going to do the same trip in 2015 (55th birthday present to myself), also solo. I'll be leaving from Charleston, SC.

I think you said you did the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,406
Views: 667,591
Posted By mb289
I installed an Odyssey PC625 battery in my '12...

I installed an Odyssey PC625 battery in my '12 R12GSA. Fairly easy install and what an improvement over the stock battery.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,414
Posted By mb289
Thanks for posting that reminder Dakez. Having...

Thanks for posting that reminder Dakez. Having worked too many of these wrecks in a former life, it's just not worth it.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,358
Posted By mb289
Thanks for all the advice! Having owned a...

Thanks for all the advice!

Having owned a machine shop and built many engines (mid 90s), I agree that replacing the valve is fine. The only reason I was going to push for the entire head assembly...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,358
Posted By mb289
Status update. I talked again with the...

Status update.

I talked again with the mechanic and was told that BMW will only authorize replacing the valve, not the entire head assembly. So, I guess I will be talking with BMW NA on Wed.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,358
Posted By mb289
My guess is the piece is stuck in the cat...

My guess is the piece is stuck in the cat converter as Disco Dean stated. I looked at the cylinder walls and piston with the mechanic and found no evidence the piece went into the engine.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,358
Posted By mb289
'12 GSA With Defective Exh Valve

:cryI have a 2012 GSA with about 11k miles that I bought new this past March. (Upgraded from a '07 GS)

Riding to work this past Wed on the hightway at a steady 65mph, the bike lost power and...
Forum: Vendors 10-31-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,466
Posted By mb289
Holan Nomada 37L Top Box - '12 GSA

Can you give me a price for the topbox mounting bracket for a '12 GSA and let me know how many locks are required for the 37L topbox. Thanks.
Forum: Vendors 08-19-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,725
Posted By mb289
Solas Tape

I'll take 5 feet. PM sent.

Thanks,
Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 746
Posted By mb289
Hi Joe, I guess we are going to break that new...

Hi Joe, I guess we are going to break that new GSA in next week!!!!:clap

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By mb289
I agree. I will never buy EXPs for replacements. ...

I agree. I will never buy EXPs for replacements.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By mb289
My 2012 GSA has the same sound between 40 and 50...

My 2012 GSA has the same sound between 40 and 50 mph. Sounds to me like tire noise from the Tourance EXPs. It does not sound like a bad bearing or final drive.

Dave
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 186,877
Posted By mb289
Great Report

IDave, I'm enjoying every bit of it. Keep it coming!!!

Dave
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,868
Posted By mb289
Yooper Looper

Excellent report. I was attending NMU in Marquette during '78 - '79 and remember all that snow! I wish I had more pictures. I remember driving from Marquette to Houghton on US41 and the snow banks...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,503
Posted By mb289
Jason, sorry to hear about your situation. I live...

Jason, sorry to hear about your situation. I live in the Charleston, SC area and have dealt with this dealer a couple times. After my experience last October for some warranty work on my 07 GS, I'll...
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