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Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By BillAllen
As it turns out, that was the problem....

As it turns out, that was the problem. Apparently, when I moved the stalk to install the headlight protector bracket, the outside wire detached from its spade connector. The problem was NOT related...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By BillAllen
I thought about that. When I purchased them, I...

I thought about that. When I purchased them, I made a promise to myself to take off the pods before I go off-roading. If they blow on the road, then I will ditch them and put something more durable...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 745
Posted By BillAllen
Question CANBUS blues

2012 GSA, 16k miles, 20 months in the garage.

I installed a Touratech headlight guard. After the installation, I check out the headlight to see if there is any difference to the light throw. I...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,817
Posted By BillAllen
I can answer my own question after receiving my...

I can answer my own question after receiving my first Karoo-3 tire. The tires in the photos are mounted correctly. It seems weird to me, but it's correct.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-19-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,992
Posted By BillAllen
I would love to go camping in Borrego Springs. ...

I would love to go camping in Borrego Springs.

Just sayin'
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 26,817
Posted By BillAllen
It seems weird to me that the "V" on the rear...

It seems weird to me that the "V" on the rear tires is pointing forward and it is pointing to the rear on the front tire.

Is this right?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By BillAllen
It turns out only one was out of spec. The top...

It turns out only one was out of spec. The top exhaust valve on the left cylinder measured 0.406mm+. I took out the shim. My, is it a little bitty thing. I couldn't see a number stamped on it so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By BillAllen
Oops, sorry. Missed that part. Thanks. I've...

Oops, sorry. Missed that part. Thanks.

I've decided to take your approach and do a full inventory.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By BillAllen
O.K., I didn't do that. Can you address my...

O.K., I didn't do that. Can you address my question?

Thank you,
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By BillAllen
Camhead Valve Adjustment Question

I'm doing my first valve adjustment tomorrow and I don't want to screw up! I've got a 2012 R1200 GSA. It's got 12k miles on it and I've already done one valve clearance check. They were all within...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By BillAllen
Before you spend the $$$ on a steering damper, I...

Before you spend the $$$ on a steering damper, I recommend you adjust the sag in your shocks. The correct sag is 30% of the total travel of your suspension. It's a PITA to check and set (it takes two...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-24-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,992
Posted By BillAllen
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-19-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,992
Posted By BillAllen
Sweet! I'm saving up for his class.

Sweet! I'm saving up for his class.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By BillAllen
Well, that's not me. My new GSA replaces my 2002...

Well, that's not me. My new GSA replaces my 2002 RT which I rode for 10 years and put 165,000 miles on it. I put the first 150k on in exactly 100 months (no commuting miles!). I maintained it...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,992
Posted By BillAllen
I'm a noob on a GSA. I do have DOT knobbies...

I'm a noob on a GSA. I do have DOT knobbies (Kenda Big Blocks). Would this be a reasonable ride for me? I might have trouble opening up my Saturday, but it is possible.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,255
Posted By BillAllen
How does this filter compare with the K&N?

How does this filter compare with the K&N?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-11-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,992
Posted By BillAllen
I've got a prior commitment on Sunday, but I'm...

I've got a prior commitment on Sunday, but I'm interested in future rides.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4,349
Views: 655,939
Posted By BillAllen
Finally! I get to post here!

I mounted a set of Kenda Big Blocks last Saturday. The rear was a little tough. I did it at my friend's house who just got a new No Mar tire changer. We put a little nick on the rear rim. Oh well,...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-24-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 835
Posted By BillAllen
Me, too! Me, too! I traded my RT for a GSA....

Me, too! Me, too!

I traded my RT for a GSA. I have no trouble finding a few friends to go on a street ride, but nada for a tame off road ride. I put a few miles on trails with my KLR before I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,556
Posted By BillAllen
I guess that's where we are different. I've never...

I guess that's where we are different. I've never seen the need for a key ring.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,556
Posted By BillAllen
Well, then that's one improvement I would...

Well, then that's one improvement I would recommend. I would want to lock it when running without panniers, but otherwise would rather not have to lock it, unless I could leave the key in it.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,556
Posted By BillAllen
Except you don't HAVE to lock it if the door is...

Except you don't HAVE to lock it if the door is behind the pannier. I don't like having to carry extra keys. I usually lose them.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,556
Posted By BillAllen
Great ideas! I would never expect a tool box (or...

Great ideas! I would never expect a tool box (or tube or...) to be waterproof, especially at this price.

Where do you get desiccant packs?

Where can you get a dry bag small enough for a tool...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,643
Posted By BillAllen
I once had a problem with my 2002RT. The brake...

I once had a problem with my 2002RT. The brake lever wouldn't fully release. After stopping and then starting the bike, the flashing ABS lights would stay on. I could "fix" this by pushing the brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,372
Posted By BillAllen
I don't know how this is possible. If both bulbs...

I don't know how this is possible. If both bulbs put out the same amount of lumens, a red bulb with a clear lens should be brighter than a clear bulb with a red lens because the red lens would block...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,932
Posted By BillAllen
This doesn't directly respond to your question,...

This doesn't directly respond to your question, but two BIG things I don't like about the F800GS relative to the R1200GS are (1) tubed tires and (2) chain drive.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,761
Posted By BillAllen
That's what I keep hearing.

That's what I keep hearing.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,761
Posted By BillAllen
I'm not an expert, but they look like street...

I'm not an expert, but they look like street tires, not dual sport tires.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By BillAllen
Got it. Thanks.

Got it. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By BillAllen
Just curious, but how did you arrive at that...

Just curious, but how did you arrive at that frequency?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 25,898
Posted By BillAllen
Where did you get these?

Where did you get these?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,197,414
Posted By BillAllen
My 2012 R1200GSA

After riding an RT for ten years and 165,000 miles, I am trying something different.

So far, so good.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s246/ballense/R1200GSA.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5,218
Views: 1,216,157
Posted By BillAllen
Good looking KLR!

Good looking KLR!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By BillAllen
I believe there will be two DS rides. One is for...

I believe there will be two DS rides. One is for smaller, single cylinder bikes and the other will be more of an Adventure type ride (bigger bikes and/or less experienced riders).

One easy, one...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-11-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,037
Posted By BillAllen
August 13th is the last day for pre-registration...

August 13th is the last day for pre-registration saving $10. Don't procrastinate!
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,719
Posted By BillAllen
Steph - That was amazing!

Some of those mud pit shots are ADV screen splash worthy!

In my book, that's better than the cover of the Rolling Stone!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2010, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 457
Posted By BillAllen
Thumb 2010 Big Bear Rally - August 27th thru 29th

Registration is now open. Go to: http://www.bmwocsd.org/our-rally.html (http://www.bmwocsd.org/our-rally.html) to register and to get more information. In short, you will get two nights camping,...
Forum: Americas 06-22-2009, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 327
Posted By BillAllen
Big Bear Rally - Aug 28 to 30

Aug. 28 to 30, 09

Inn der Bach Resort at 1351 Midway Blvd., Big Bear City, CA 92314

Registration is limited to the first 300 people Register early!
Rally opens Friday, August 28th, 9:00 am...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By BillAllen
What makes you think this is a H.O.G. chapter...

What makes you think this is a H.O.G. chapter group ride?

You should probably limit your comments to subjects that you actually knew something about.

Sheesh!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-27-2007, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By BillAllen
Don't worry about the naysayers, Michael. The...

Don't worry about the naysayers, Michael. The fortunate ones will get past the stereotype and find a good adventure. I have to admit, at one time I held the same stereotypical attitude of the HD...
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