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Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,139
Posted By RetrogradE
There you go jumping to conclusions again (mostly...

There you go jumping to conclusions again (mostly just the part where you think I want everyone to agree with me).

The reasons for me parting out the bike are my own.

I am not interested in...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,139
Posted By RetrogradE
Why are you jumping to conclusions? You sound...

Why are you jumping to conclusions? You sound very angry to me.

I'm not using the bike for any kind of motorized conveyance.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,139
Posted By RetrogradE
This is helpful. Wait, no it's not. ...

This is helpful.


Wait, no it's not.



I heard The Basement is looking for a jackass. . . maybe you should apply.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,139
Posted By RetrogradE
Parting Out a BMW K-bike. What should I do with the engine?

I just bought a BMW K1200RS. It's in good shape (aside from the salvage title), has 85k miles, and runs well.

I won't bother you with my master plan, but I'll soon be parting the bike out--I'm...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-25-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21,943
Views: 1,946,695
Posted By RetrogradE
A Brief Shout-Out

Yesterday, the rider's display on my GSA said I was low on fuel--that I had 41 miles until empty. Well, the bike proceeded to shit the bed approximately 1/2 mile later.

I pushed the bike (with a...
Forum: Airheads 09-14-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,663
Views: 448,626
Posted By RetrogradE
Fellow inmates, I'm looking for a...

Fellow inmates,

I'm looking for a basket-case BMW R-bike.

Does not need to be complete.

At the very least, I'd like a rolling chassis with an engine--working or not.

I'm in Utah but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-07-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21,943
Views: 1,946,695
Posted By RetrogradE
The odd part is: I was heading from Logan...

The odd part is:

I was heading from Logan to my office in Davis County--put in a couple hours of work and then started towards my house. On the way home, I passed another GSA--this FF also had...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-06-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21,943
Views: 1,946,695
Posted By RetrogradE
Which one of you FFs gave me the ADV Salute today...

Which one of you FFs gave me the ADV Salute today around 3pm, just off the Brigham City exit?

I was on a white GSA (in business clothes) heading towards the I-15.

Whoever gave me the finger, I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-05-2013, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By RetrogradE
Need to Rent an RV / Motorhome This Week--Utah or WY

Fellas,

I know this is a long shot but I'm looking to rent a motorhome this week.

I'm located just north of Salt Lake City and could pick up the RV anywhere in SLC, Utah County, or SW...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By RetrogradE
Good call. Where did you buy yours? ...

Good call.

Where did you buy yours?



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Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By RetrogradE
That'd be great, thanks! I know mine are...

That'd be great, thanks! I know mine are magnesium but I'm not sure about the 1150s.

Thanks again.


BofV
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By RetrogradE
Refinishing Cylinder Head Covers on 1200GSA

Fellas,

My 2009 GSA took a dirt nap two weeks ago. I replaced the cylinder head guards with some Touratech gear but my magnesium head covers still show some pockmarks.

Are these covers...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By RetrogradE
Thanks! I'm thinking about red and blue...

Thanks!

I'm thinking about red and blue pinstripes to give it a Rallye look...

We'll see.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By RetrogradE
Yeah, they make Plasti-Dip in all kinds of...

Yeah, they make Plasti-Dip in all kinds of colors. Usually Home Depot or Lowes will carry Black and White, but for the special colors you'll need to order them from their websites.

I just happened...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By RetrogradE
Behold, My Alpine White GSA.

Hello friends,

I gave a brief introduction to myself (and my bike) in another thread, but. . . uh. . .something came up since then.

I was out for a little DS ride last Saturday and was having a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By RetrogradE
Final destination: Plain, WA. Touratech...

Final destination: Plain, WA.

Touratech Rally is happening up there this weekend and I got a pass from The Chairman to take off for a few days.


I'm in SLC, UT so I'll be heading through...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By RetrogradE
Thanks, I love it. Heading out Thursday on a 2K...

Thanks, I love it. Heading out Thursday on a 2K mile trip to the Pacific North West for 4 days.




Hijack? You're a monster!


Carry on.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By RetrogradE
Of course! Just FYI, on my last 1200GSA (it...

Of course!

Just FYI, on my last 1200GSA (it was an '06) I converted the entire set-up to HID (high and low beams plus the fog/driving lamps) and it made a big difference. Cost me $120 for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By RetrogradE
I didn't do the swap, sorry. Can't tell you the...

I didn't do the swap, sorry. Can't tell you the gear used.

But I've owned a GSA before and the PIAAs are MUCH better.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By RetrogradE
Indeed. SLC to Moab to SLC via San Rafael,...

Indeed.

SLC to Moab to SLC via San Rafael, Hanksville, Capitol Reef.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By RetrogradE
A Brief Introduction: Gideon.

Just wanted to introduce myself to the asylum.

I roll a 2009 R1200GS Adventure (GIDEON) and I love it. Here are some pics of a recent trip I did--hope you enjoy them.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,349
Posted By RetrogradE
Congrats! I hope you smile more when you're...

Congrats!

I hope you smile more when you're riding.

I LOVE my GSA.




:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,013,832
Posted By RetrogradE
Yep. el gusto es mio. Glad I...

Yep.



el gusto es mio.

Glad I could help.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,013,832
Posted By RetrogradE
That's awesome! I saw a man on a GSA in Rome...

That's awesome!

I saw a man on a GSA in Rome last year--he had a metal top box and one side pannier. I don't think his bike could fit through traffic and some of those narrow, Roman streets with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-15-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21,943
Views: 1,946,695
Posted By RetrogradE
MTN Bike Trip

Fellas,

I'm heading an expedition down to St. George next weekend for some mountain biking. My wife is giving me a pass since our baby is due in March.

We're going to ride 2-3 trails in SG on...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-15-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 21,943
Views: 1,946,695
Posted By RetrogradE
So, a man from Montana walks into his house...

So, a man from Montana walks into his house holding a sheep under one arm.

His wife sees the sheep and screams, "Why you bringin' that filthy animal in here?"

"This is the pig I've been...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,025
Posted By RetrogradE
CONGRATULATIONS! They're not even out in the...

CONGRATULATIONS!

They're not even out in the States yet.

Send us pictures when you got the bike.




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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-27-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 21,943
Views: 1,946,695
Posted By RetrogradE
Hey, any of you gents engineers? Pilo, I'm...

Hey, any of you gents engineers? Pilo, I'm looking at you. . .

I want to convert my GSA from gas to nuclear. I figured that would be a good way to never worry about fuel when I'm in the middle of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,365
Posted By RetrogradE
I think you could do a little better. I know...

I think you could do a little better.

I know there's a demo Rallye at the BMW Las Vegas dealer--it's on fleabay and available "locally" too.

I bet they'd take reasonable offers.

My best...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,849
Posted By RetrogradE
You might search the Hall of Wisdom on this site,...

You might search the Hall of Wisdom on this site, too. Most of it applies to BMWs and will be a big help.

There are a lot of "free" videos on YouTube that might help as well.

When I was doing...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,013,832
Posted By RetrogradE
It's a good question. I was in the Baja last...

It's a good question.

I was in the Baja last year and I was standing up on my GSA doing everything I could to keep the packed 700lbs beast upright when I looked to my left and my friend cruised...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,650
Posted By RetrogradE
I think your bigger mistake was not buying one of...

I think your bigger mistake was not buying one of these:

http://freeebooksearch.net/pics/3a24b_for_Dummies_51DSnROFAYL.jpg
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,892
Posted By RetrogradE
Thanks, Rusty. Very thoughtful feedback. Enjoy...

Thanks, Rusty. Very thoughtful feedback. Enjoy the gear!





No, sorry. I'm out indefinitely. I have no plans to get another batch. Sorry.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,573
Posted By RetrogradE
Bullsh** you bought one. . . if you had, you'd...

Bullsh** you bought one. . . if you had, you'd know it's an R1200GS, not a GS1200.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,013,832
Posted By RetrogradE
Not this again. I would sooner give a...

Not this again.

I would sooner give a homeless man a rim-job than discuss first-year production model pros/cons.

It's almost as pedestrian and pointless as the billion tire threads here.
Forum: Vendors 12-28-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,892
Posted By RetrogradE
YES. I have a hand-full of...

YES.






I have a hand-full of the regular yellow nozzles. I sell them for $5 plus ship, or

I can throw an extra on in for free if you buy a 1G tank (and the tank comes with a yellow...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-23-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 21,943
Views: 1,946,695
Posted By RetrogradE
http://sciencefictionfantasy1000.files.wordpress.c...

http://sciencefictionfantasy1000.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/buck-rogers-10.jpg
Forum: Vendors 12-23-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,892
Posted By RetrogradE
Yep. Got them in stock now... PM me and I'll give...

Yep. Got them in stock now... PM me and I'll give you a deal for buying 2.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-20-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 21,943
Views: 1,946,695
Posted By RetrogradE
CONGRATULATIONS! That's great news, well...

CONGRATULATIONS!

That's great news, well done.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,836
Posted By RetrogradE
Dude, your tampon is way too tight. First of...

Dude, your tampon is way too tight.

First of all, it's a contest. The chances of winning a "worldwide" contest is nearly the same as winning one that's for the EU only. Zero, or close to it.
...
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