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Forum: Ride reports 03-20-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 64,530
Posted By Hank
Managua

Hello Seb and Kim,

I've been enjoying your ride report and really enjoying your photography.

I've traveled Central America several times and I always use and recommend to use a copy of...
Forum: Americas 01-27-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 28,107
Views: 2,405,808
Posted By Hank
Emergency repairs

I remember that day very well, you sliding into home base on your bum...

A little twisting of the wrench and the bike was good as new.....


Hank
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28,107
Views: 2,405,808
Posted By Hank
Moto Damage

If it were me, to make life easier in the long run, I would pay to have the bike taken to Nuevo Laredo and checked out of the country myself. That way you know its done, then have a local or...
Forum: Americas 01-25-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 28,107
Views: 2,405,808
Posted By Hank
Checking the bike out of Mexico

McFoil,
Sorry to hear of the misfortune and glad to hear your ok. One thing to keep in mind and Triple check with your insurance is that they will check the bike out of Mexico. As I understand...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28,107
Views: 2,405,808
Posted By Hank
San Cristobal

I always hear the same old scary stories, every where I go. Stay on the main road and you'll be fine, leave with plenty of time. But its not worth the ride there for one days visit. You really...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,895
Posted By Hank
Fuel pump

Can you hear the fuel pump buzz when you turn on the key? If so then its not the fuel controller. It could still be the pump itself, like the brushes going bad, where it will run for a while then...
Forum: Americas 12-29-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28,107
Views: 2,405,808
Posted By Hank
Hola

John,
It was great meeting you! Enjoy the ride, take lots of photos, if you need anything just ring.

Hank
Forum: Americas 12-28-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28,107
Views: 2,405,808
Posted By Hank
Tracker

I think your going to have to ride to San Antonio to find a tracker. Whole Earth, Good Sports or REI. If your headed back this way stop my Motohank's for a visit, in Dilley, I'll be at the shop
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,986
Posted By Hank
That would be great, I look forward to meeting...

That would be great, I look forward to meeting you... Have a great time in NYC !

Hank
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,986
Posted By Hank
On the way

Hello Anna,
I just discovered your post. I'm located in Dilley on the way to Laredo, if you haven't made it this far. I've done quite a bit of traveling in Latin America. I have a motorbike...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 208,008
Posted By Hank
Love that shirt!!! The World Map for the world...

Love that shirt!!! The World Map for the world traveler you are.

Glad you made it home without any "bad" issues only adventures!!!

I'm sure your family was super excited to see you !

Hank
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 208,008
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: 705
Views: 208,008
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: 705
Views: 208,008
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: 705
Views: 208,008
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: 705
Views: 208,008
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: 705
Views: 208,008
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: 705
Views: 208,008
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: 206
Views: 109,617
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: 206
Views: 109,617
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: 206
Views: 109,617
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: 13,852
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: 13,852
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: 206
Views: 109,617
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: 59
Views: 5,591
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: 59
Views: 5,591
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: 59
Views: 5,591
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: 59
Views: 5,591
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: 33
Views: 7,951
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: 690
Views: 225,021
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: 690
Views: 225,021
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: 690
Views: 225,021
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: 690
Views: 225,021
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: 2,816
Views: 1,979,467
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: 110,061
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: 318,094
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: 206
Views: 109,617
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: 50,005
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: 2,816
Views: 1,979,467
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: 206
Views: 109,617
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
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