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Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2009, 05:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,805
Posted By rwoo56
Do it now!

i am on a 2007 GSA as my touring bike. i traded my r1200rt in for this bike. the RT (although a great bike) was a little "sterile" for me. i don't miss the cruise control at all, in fact never used...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2009, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By rwoo56
optimistic speedo

my megamoto speedo is probably the most optimistic i've ever had. at low speed it is +5 and at higher speeds it's +7-8. i thought it was the 17" front, but it sounds like the speedo is driven by the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,657
Posted By rwoo56
i called the dealer and he ordered the unit and...

i called the dealer and he ordered the unit and did the recall ahead of any notice i got (or didn't get) from BMW. i talked to the tech who did the replacement and he said the new unit looked like...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,360
Posted By rwoo56
do you wear a belt and suspenders??

had my 2007 GS adventure updated with new 247 ring antennae. i had purchased one before that to carry along with me before i had the recall done. however, i find that i still don't feel secure enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 23,389
Posted By rwoo56
Busted since new

i don't even use the remaining miles thingy on the on board computer... it has been malfunctioning since new. i'll get around to having it fixed. i didn't know there was a recall though???
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,700
Posted By rwoo56
Eve

what is general consensus? did Ewan's wife joining mid way add or detract to the long way down? IMHO, I think it created a lot of tension in the group (which you will see when you watch it full...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,686
Posted By rwoo56
it's better to look good than to feel good

i've owned 2 GS's and 2 GSA's. what do you want to do? how do you want to feel? yes, the GS is lighter, blah, blah....

are you a land rover guy or an Acura MDX?

they're both great bikes. ask...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2008, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By rwoo56
Vacuum sealed for your protection!

i did a quick search but didn't find anything on this one. i bought my 07 GSA at the beginning of the year along with factory saddlebags which i finally used on a trip this past week.

here's the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2008, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,360
Posted By rwoo56
another "happy" customer

was at bmw of santa cruz co. this morning at the gas station across the driveway and saw a new R12RT on the back of a flatbed truck being brought in. i go inside and see a nice young couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,910
Posted By rwoo56
adventure all the way

GS - HP2 - GS - GSA
should have bought GSA all along... GS is nice and "safe" decision. HP2 was raw & fun. Adventure is my favorite - does 90% of what my GS did, 70% of what my HP2 did AND 90% of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2008, 05:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By rwoo56
07 GSA reads full

my 07 GSA was fuel range was very optimistic. said i had 200+ to go and i put 8 gallons in the tank. then something got "stuck" and now it reads full all the time. will deal with it on my 6K service....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2008, 06:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,748
Posted By rwoo56
just sold 07GS for 07GSA

GSA +s - way better wind protection, huge tank, lower gearing, more suspension, integrated fog lights, crash bars "come with the bike", IMHO looks more agressive and is better tourer

GS +s -...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2007, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By rwoo56
2007 GS ADV fuel capacity

as i was burning through my very first tank of gas ("free" from the dealer :D ) my on board computer indicated i still had ~80 miles of range. i decided to buy gas anyway as there was quite a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2007, 04:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,122
Posted By rwoo56
Just traded my RT for GSA

just rode my new 2007 GSA home and said goodbye to the R1200RT. the RT is a great bike, very capable tourer. but it reminds me of that cadillac commercial where the lady asks, "when you turn your car...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By rwoo56
EVO Brakes for R1200GS

when did BMW stop using EVO brakes on the GS? was 2005 or 2006 the last year?

(edited)

let me restate the question and thanks to those who tried to interpret my trick question.... :)

when...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2007, 05:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,638
Posted By rwoo56
Pit Bull Stand

I have extra one for sale, but I think the shipping to Toronto would offset the savings. But my $.02 was that you get the one with the offset handle. They make one that is a straight arm and one with...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2007, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By rwoo56
Kudos to Big Sky BMW in Missoula, MT

my buddy and i just finished a tour from the SF bay area into Canada's Banff National Park and Jasper. on the way, we needed some service - his autocom was acting up and i needed new tires. the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 313,360
Posted By rwoo56
EWS Immobilizer antenna threadfest

have read various posts re: the failure of the ring antenna in the electronic immobilizer system which causes EWS! to show on display. (not to mention, the bike won't start)

just curious, how many...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By rwoo56
best accessory!

easy to install. adjustable duration on the strobe. gets attention from everyone. doesnt interfere with cantbus.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,135
Posted By rwoo56
new RT with 267 miles

same problem. towed to the shop. i am hoping that these things fail early on and then never again. otherwise you won't be able to trust these things on a long trip!
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,721
Posted By rwoo56
buy the Rallye Suit

it will last you forever. the zip out goretex is great. keeps you dry in the rain. zips out when it's hot. jacket and pants zip together to give you a more "secure" feeling. machine washable. best...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,293
Posted By rwoo56
"they all do that"

got new 07 gs adv and have excessive vibration especially on the right grip. to the point that my forearm is sore from a 200 mile ride yesterday. i had one of the mechanics ride the bike and was...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By rwoo56
no rivet gun plus very tight area

There were 2 rivets missing. One I suppose I could have done if I had a rivet gun. But the other is meant to slide along a slot. Not to mention the working area is very tight. Plus why should I fix...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2007, 07:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By rwoo56
Problem with new GS Adventure saddlebags

picked up a pair of saddlebags yesterday, keyed the locks myself, went to mount the bags on bike and notice the latch (the really important one that latches the bag to the bike) was missing 2 rivets....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2007, 05:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,963
Posted By rwoo56
6' 0" 168# seat in low position. no prob.

6' 0" 168# seat in low position. no prob.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By rwoo56
2007 GS-Adv handlebar shakes

just picked up my new gs-adv. bike had knobbies and dealer swapped for michelin anakees. at about 65-80mph, the right handlebar grip has noticeable shake/vibration (more of a shake). if i let go the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2007, 07:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,796
Posted By rwoo56
R12GS to R12RT to R12GSA

just picked up Adv last week. had the GS, bought RT and now back to GS ADv. wind protection is significantly better on Adv, almost as good as RT (not quite as quiet though). it is taller, heavier...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2007, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By rwoo56
goodbye R1200RT, hello R1200GSAdv!!!

i'm done. did it today. gonna take a really, really long ride tomorrow. i know i will miss the heated seats, but i'll be ok. thanks san jose bmw.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2007, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,103
Posted By rwoo56
anyone trade R1200RT for R1200GS-Adv?

it's that time again. thinking of selling my '05 R1200RT for a new GS-Adv. nothing wrong with the RT, just doesn't ring my bell. interested mostly in the wind protection and cross wind tracking. i...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,692
Posted By rwoo56
worth every $100 bill

bought my rallye2 suit in 2003 and have never regretted. i also have aerostich for day rides. but for the last 3 summer trips i have taken (2 weeks on the bike) the only suit i brought was the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2007, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,965
Posted By rwoo56
weak starting on cold days

well, it doesn't get that cold in the sf bay area, but even at 38-40 degrees ambient, the hp2 doesn't like to be started. i have made it a habit to charge the battery using bmw "smart charger" the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By rwoo56
love my conti road attacks

as you are aware, the road attacks came with the supermotard wheelset for the HP2. having never owned a set of continentals on a motorcycle, i was leary. but 2,000 miles of curvy roads later, i have...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2006, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By rwoo56
ran out of gas on my HP2

Doesn't the HP2 have the yellow warning triangle with countdown miles like my other BMWs? I thought it did and ended up running out of gas waiting for the flashing light...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 646
Posted By rwoo56
hp2 lean popping

just had the 600 mile service done on my hp2 (with supermotard wheels - love it!) but i seem to notice significant amount of lean popping on decel. anybody else notice this. does this hurt the...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2006, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,205
Posted By rwoo56
autocom/kenwood is the way to go

my buddy and i have taken many trips and had our ups and downs with bike to bike communication. we have spent lots of money experimenting and i think this last trip we took in july, we finally have...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2006, 02:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,971
Posted By rwoo56
BMW Ralleye 2 Suit

i have an aerostich one piece that i bought used for $350 and have probably worn a 1,000 times. i love the aerostich is great for my 1 day rides.

however, on a long tour (10+ days) the only other...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2006, 10:19 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 19,044
Posted By rwoo56
one less HP2 on the showroom floor

just picked up my hp2 with supermotard wheels installed. what a blast! (with a capital B!!!) haven't had this much fun on a motorcycle in a long, long time. very raw, no frills kind of bike. email me...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2006, 04:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,713
Posted By rwoo56
just put a set of pilot roads on my R12GS

nail in the rear of my tourance cut the life short of the original pair that came with my bike at 7k miles with lots of tread left. frankly, i was ready to change to a road tire which is what i do...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2006, 05:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,100
Posted By rwoo56
service bulletin to upgrade software

just got my R12GS serviced and was advised that there is a "service bulletin", not a recall, to reprogram the software on the bike to help with this issue. apparently, when the bike is turned off,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By rwoo56
buyer's remorse???

just bought a 1200GS last friday. my '02 GS is still in the garage saying "what did I do wrong?"

the new gs is better in almost every way from the old bike. I had a buddy that just got off an RT...
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