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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-30-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,551
Posted By fireman_mck
Thanks Jim

Awesome day, awesome group, wish I had work to be done on my bike ... looking forward to future events and riding opportunities with you guys. Life can be so hectic and impossible to bear some times...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,227,850
Posted By fireman_mck
At the Cheery Blossoms - Tidal Basin, Washington, DC

At the Cheery Blossoms - Tidal Basin, Washington, DC

https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/64436_4013911164686_130009366_n.jpg

Myron
2007 BMW R1200GS
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-11-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,551
Posted By fireman_mck
Jim, I'm planning on coming ... since I...

Jim,

I'm planning on coming ... since I just had my annual service done, I'll bring my baby (my bike that is) and learn by watching, working on other's bikes (:D) and lubbing my internals.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By fireman_mck
Thanks Jim. I would love to. I have been...

Thanks Jim.

I would love to. I have been meaning for years to meet you and learn from you and others. I have it on my calendar ... wife permitting :D!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By fireman_mck
Cupping of the tire is what they mentioned. ...

Cupping of the tire is what they mentioned. Since there is a good amount of life on the tire I'll live with it and it really isn't that bad.

Thanks everyone for the info.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By fireman_mck
I'll post a pick soon. Yes I did take it to...

I'll post a pick soon. Yes I did take it to Battley. I used to take it to Bob's but Battley's i closer so I thought I would try them out. I also know someone who works there (Harley tech and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,499
Posted By fireman_mck
Wierd vibration while leaning left/right ... following BMW service

I have a 2007 BMW R1200GS. It has about 6300 miles on it (I know ... need to ride it more).

I took the bike in for the annual maintenance service. Bike rode fine before I took it in. The shop...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-16-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By fireman_mck
Tank bag maps options

Planning a trip April 2 to cover MD panhandle and into southwest Pennsylvania. Other than the AAA maps folded and placed in my tank bag ate there any other good options? I want to be able to see...
Forum: Americas 03-13-2012, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By fireman_mck
Thanks for the advice ... Keep it coming!

Thanks to all for the advice. Keep sending more if you have. Still planning while I plan the future of my son with special talents and needs!
Forum: Americas 03-08-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By fireman_mck
Yes but it can be either way

Yes but it can be either way
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-08-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By fireman_mck
Suggestions for PA trip April 2-8, 2012

During spring break (April 2-8, 2012) I am planning a 4-6 day trip from Washington, DC to Pennsylvania to include the following:


Pittsburg (visit friends)
Falling Water, Mills Run (Frank Loyd...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2012, 05:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,269
Posted By fireman_mck
PA trip April 2, 2012 - Advice

During spring break (April 2-8, 2012) I am planning a 4-6 day trip from Washington, DC to Pennsylvania to include the following:


Pittsburg (visit friends)
Falling Water, Mills Run (Frank...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By fireman_mck
You mean without anything connected?

You mean without anything connected?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,007
Posted By fireman_mck
Bags connection electrified rings installation

I am planning on buying the following

* BCK.MHE5111 Bags-Connection Map Holder for Quick-Lock Tankbags
* TRE.120 Electrification Kit for Bags-Connection Quick-Lock Tankbags (BMW 6 - Type 1)...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,385
Posted By fireman_mck
Can you/Do you ride a Dual Purpose with a Half Helmet?

So, it is 103F with the heat index in Washigton, DC today. Riding in a full face helmet for any length of time can be unbearable.

What are the options for one that rides a 2007 BMW R1200GS?

...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,926
Posted By fireman_mck
Mid 80s Suzuki GS450E ... Bought for $250 ......

Mid 80s Suzuki GS450E ... Bought for $250 ... Previous owner cut and spliced every electrical wire!
Late 80s Honda FT500
1992 Kawasaki Vulcan 550 ... Bought new and awesome bike!
1997 Kawasaki...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-26-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7,239
Views: 2,433,934
Posted By fireman_mck
North Carolina Borders

Saw this everytime I crossed into North Carolina (on my recent Blue Ridge Parkway trip)

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/221714_1517151467254_1788526434_952758_4033035_n.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By fireman_mck
Hmmm ... interesting observations. The socket is...

Hmmm ... interesting observations. The socket is what I assume comes standard on 2007 R1200GS. I have not messed with it.

The only other electrical "change" is that it has a BMW Zumo 550 cradle...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2011, 06:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By fireman_mck
OK. Any way I or BMW Service can test this?

OK. Any way I or BMW Service can test this?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2011, 06:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By fireman_mck
When the charger is connected (bike ignition on...

When the charger is connected (bike ignition on as per protocol) it does start the routine of charging (start with Red left LED on charger and progressively goes to Green). Then the top LED turn off...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By fireman_mck
"Flashing" light while bike is off - Video Added.

OK. Let's try this again. I am reposting so that I can change the title. The problem happened again ... this morning I took my video camera and captured the situation. Video link at the bottom of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By fireman_mck
You guys are all hillarious! I'll figure...

You guys are all hillarious!

I'll figure this out and report. So far no one knows. If it happens again I'll take a video. That might help.

P.S. Thanks for the Varios Robert. I re-keyed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By fireman_mck
R1200GS - High Beam is "flashing"

My 2007 R1200GS is on a BMW trickle charger ... as we wait for the terrible weather to leave us!

A few days ago we lost power. After the power came back up, and as I was working on mounting some...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 46,771
Posted By fireman_mck
Good luck, be safe, great trip!

What an awesome adventure! I hope I get to do even 1/3 of such a trip one day. I just got my side panniers on my R1200GS and am itching for the snow/ice/cold to end so I can start riding again.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By fireman_mck
I remember having to use the same submission...

I remember having to use the same submission technique also. Glad I am not the only one.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,008
Posted By fireman_mck
Braille Battery (B14115) and BMW Motorrad Maintenance Charger

I replaced my dead BMW R1200GS stock battery in October 2010 with a Braille Battery - B14115 following the recommendations on this forum. The bike is now stored in my garage. I have it on my BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By fireman_mck
Thanks for the advice

Thanks everyone. I decided to order the Braille Battery B11415 Sealed from BurnsMoto. Now I just have to wait.

I did read something interesting about the BMW trickle charger (which is what I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By fireman_mck
I read that thread

Thanks. I read that thread. Very informative. The only accessory is the BMW Zumo 550 GPS.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By fireman_mck
Indeed

The guy who owned the bike before me did not ride it ... a lot! I've put another 800 miles since I bought it. BMW did not know what the error message was so they instructed Bob's BMW to replace the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2010, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 882
Posted By fireman_mck
R1200GS won't start - Advise please!

I have a 2007 R1200GS. I bought it used with 1750 miles about 2 months ago in Miami, FL. It is now in Rockville, MD.

I have had a few occasions where the bike was "dead" when I tried to start...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-07-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 604
Posted By fireman_mck
Speaker Headphone options with Zumo 550

I am researching adding Bluetooth speaker and headphones so I can primarily listen to the speed trap warnings from my GPS. Using with phone would be nice too but not essential. Music is an option...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 08-31-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 24,782
Posted By fireman_mck
Got the file

I just got the DOC file. Thanks
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-31-2010, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1,242
Sticky: TetS
Views: 109,775
Posted By fireman_mck
Got the file

I just got the DOC file. Thanks
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-31-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 825
Views: 108,116
Posted By fireman_mck
Got the email

I just got the DOC file. Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By fireman_mck
Thanks Marc

Thanks Marc.

I did as you advised and torqued the screws correctly.

Thanks,

Myron
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,848
Posted By fireman_mck
Rox Riser Installation Help - R1200GS

I just installed my Rox Risers. However, as has been mentioned in previous threads, I am having a problem with tightening and torquing the bottom screws (the original handlebar clamps) due to lack of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By fireman_mck
But ...

Thanks Jim,

I read in these threads that adding cylinder protection and crash bars is not advised as the crash bars will give if need be and having cylinder protectors will defeat that purpose. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By fireman_mck
Help me prioritize accessories - 2007 R1200GS

I bought a used 2007 R1200GS (with 1750 miles on it!). I am picking it up from Bob's BMW after it gets inspection so that I can register and title the bike in MD.

The bike is stock with rear BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 776
Posted By fireman_mck
Purchasing a used 2007 or later R1200GS

I am close to making a deal. The deal is out of state so I am trying to get as much information about the bike before a fly and buy. I have a friend in the seller's area who is going to do a visual...
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