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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By pgods
Thanks... I'm looking for all good ideas. ...

Thanks... I'm looking for all good ideas.

PS... I'm riding from Marfa TX, north past Carlsbad and over through Lincoln National forest/ down past White Sands, then over to T or C. The next day...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 03:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By pgods
Thank you ... very generous of you! I ultimately...

Thank you ... very generous of you! I ultimately did book at Riverbend. The outdoor hot springs overlooking the river was worth the extra $.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By pgods
Awesome. Exactly what I'm looking for! Thx

Awesome. Exactly what I'm looking for! Thx
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 03-27-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By pgods
Camping_Truth or Consequences?

I'm riding x country end of April form NYC. After Marfa TX, I'm heading up into NM. Up through Lincoln Nat'l Park, past White Sands and then to Truth or Consequences for the evening. Any...
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By pgods
Thanks! I'll check it out.

Thanks! I'll check it out.
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By pgods
Makes sense for a multi-vehicle policy @ $230,...

Makes sense for a multi-vehicle policy @ $230, but I just need it for the bike. I wish AAA offered such a thing.
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By pgods
I used to belong years ago, but that's a good...

I used to belong years ago, but that's a good idea. The Beemer community is pretty tight (despite my being a relatively solitary creature).
Forum: Americas 03-14-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 507
Posted By pgods
Roadside Assistance Recommendation

I'm riding x counrty from NY > TX > NM > Utah >CO >NY at end of April on my BMW12GS. Trying to figure out the best roadside assistance plan in case my final drive heads south:eek1. Any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 721
Posted By pgods
itcanwait.com

Check out this web site to join the movement to stop texting while driving!

Did you know that 75% of teens say that texting and driving is common among their friends. :eek1 Does that make you...
Forum: Airheads 02-04-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,376
Posted By pgods
Old boxer road trip...

great short film.

http://boingboing.net/2013/01/31/long-live-the-kings.html
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,017
Posted By pgods
It may be a coincidence after putting in...

It may be a coincidence after putting in questionable gas, but the symptoms have a remarkable resemblance to my fuel pump electronic crapping out on my 2006GS with 25K miles. The "mystery" plagued...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,567
Posted By pgods
Ditto. I use Sta-bil every winter season for a...

Ditto. I use Sta-bil every winter season for a 6-7 month sleep. Bike starts up every time in the spring.
Oh, my failed fuel pump electronic had similar symptoms. Something common in the earlier...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,654
Posted By pgods
Sorry, I don't know anything about the 1150, but...

Sorry, I don't know anything about the 1150, but "sputtering" and engine hesitation under load for my 1200GS meant a new fuel pump electronic.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,322
Posted By pgods
mine finally failed !

Well, I had 6 good years on my 06GS before the fuel pump controller went. The bike had all the symptoms of a dead coil - engine cutting out under load accompanied by a distinct sputtering sound. As...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,164
Posted By pgods
Of course you have maintained the bike, including...

Of course you have maintained the bike, including an annual brake fluid flush - correct? Helps keep the servos in good working order.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,741
Posted By pgods
After a month at MAX BMW, and several hands on...

After a month at MAX BMW, and several hands on the bike trying to figure out the cutting out on hard acceleration accompanied by a distinct sputtering sound ... the final diagnosis was not any of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By pgods
And get maintenance records. Final drive fluid...

And get maintenance records. Final drive fluid change every 20K miles? Brake fluid flush at least every other season, if not every season? This is imperative to keep the servos in good working order....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-27-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,318
Posted By pgods
Odd... my Progressive premium on my 12GS was up...

Odd... my Progressive premium on my 12GS was up and over $1200/year (a policy I had for years). Geico quoted me $600 and change. I switched immediately.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,741
Posted By pgods
SR1 .. I feel your pain!

I have an 06GS that has very similar symptoms as your bike: starts fine, idles fine... but with hard acceleration the bike has pronounced hesitation accompanied by a distinct sputtering sound. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,969
Posted By pgods
and here I am too!

My 06 has exactly the same symptoms as SR1 ... pronounced hesitation with hard acceleration, plus a distinct sputtering sound. As soon as I let up on the throttle is stops. (Bike starts fine with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,100
Posted By pgods
Less windscreen, less buffeting. Plain and...

Less windscreen, less buffeting. Plain and simple. Besides, heat waves don't exist anymore...only VERY HOT summers! I'll take the extra breeze....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By pgods
Like a crumple zone in a car, the bars are...

Like a crumple zone in a car, the bars are designed to "absorb the energy during impact" and will bend in the process. Two Touratech bars have been replaced on my GS ... not from poor design, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,730
Posted By pgods
choices?

I have a 1200GS and my wife has R1150R. Both boxers, but totally different feel and ride. The GS is a can do, all around workhorse, and I love it! But I gotta tell you, the R1150R is a much smoother...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 889
Posted By pgods
early vs later model

I have an 06GS with the servos. If I were to buy now I'd probably go with the non-servo bike, if for no other reason than a GS doesn't really need power assisted braking ( and one less thing to worry...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,585
Posted By pgods
+1 !!

+1 !!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,744
Posted By pgods
funny!

funny!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,744
Posted By pgods
I'm told to just do a brake flush every season...

I'm told to just do a brake flush every season (not every other) and the servos should be fine for a long time.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,744
Posted By pgods
Servos

I'm still waiting for the crappy servos to die on my 06GS, but they haven't. I thought they all did that?:huh

Kidding aside, my servos have been problem free - and I've ridden my bike pretty hard:...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,760
Posted By pgods
+1 Thank you! And THAT is my point.

+1
Thank you!
And THAT is my point.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,760
Posted By pgods
Still missing my POINT ... I can plug a tire. I...

Still missing my POINT ... I can plug a tire. I can adjust my valves and change the final drive fluid (thank you JVB!). But I can't do everything. Does that make me any less self reliant? Perhaps.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,760
Posted By pgods
And when the final drive takes a dump, you're...

And when the final drive takes a dump, you're going to repair that too at roadside? The issue isn't the tire; it's the service. Could it be better? Yes.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,138
Posted By pgods
Servos

I have an 06 GS with 22k miles and so far no issues at all with the servos. I wear earplugs, so the brake noise doesn't bother me. My only suggestion is to do/ have the brake fluid flushed every...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,812
Posted By pgods
Handing a 19 year old male a GSA is like handing...

Handing a 19 year old male a GSA is like handing him a hot naked babe ... without a condom. Only trouble can come of it!
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,196
Posted By pgods
An example

Needed to price out a secondary coil for my 06GS.

BMW Manhattan ....$190 and had to order the part.
Max BMW ... $144 and had it in stock.

In a world of search engines and phone calls, how does...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 517
Posted By pgods
Been in heavy rain or power wash the bike lately?...

Been in heavy rain or power wash the bike lately? I used to have this problem often with my old K75.

As it dries out the issue usually resolves itself. Or not ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 898
Posted By pgods
me too!

2006 GS with 22,500 miles. At idle seems fine, but when I load the bike with a hard throttle in 3,4 5th gear I get a sudden drop in power accompanied by a rapid sputtering sound, which I can almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,318
Posted By pgods
I don't know about selling a lifestyle... I guess...

I don't know about selling a lifestyle... I guess BMW does as much as Harley.

Lifestyle aside... I rarely, if ever, see a Harley rider wearing a full face helmet. That is just plain stupid. But...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2012, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By pgods
Website states In Store Only. There aren't many...

Website states In Store Only. There aren't many tractors in NYC ... :cry
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-12-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3,732
Views: 1,640,269
Posted By pgods
Cute kid, but I'm not a fan of being on a bike...

Cute kid, but I'm not a fan of being on a bike (in motion) without a helmet, especially for my kid. Reminds me of a story where a BMW service guy was moving a bike in the dept parking lot and...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,312
Posted By pgods
Keep in mind that the new EXO1100 is a Kevlar...

Keep in mind that the new EXO1100 is a Kevlar matrix construction and ECE rated. It is lighter, even when you hold it in your hand!
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