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Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,267
Posted By Bob Herr
The way I understand the manual is the computer...

The way I understand the manual is the computer will tell you to service (change oil and filter) every 6000 miles or 12 months whichever comes first. Check with Shannon at Gateway BMW there In STL. I...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,841
Posted By Bob Herr
IMHO the most important coverage is the un/...

IMHO the most important coverage is the un/ underinsured. 16.1% of drivers are not insured. It is as high as 25% in MS&AL. What do you think chances are of collecting from one of these deadbeats that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bob Herr
Extended warranty ?

Wonder if it is possible to buy one for this bike since the miles are so low.
Forum: Beasts 11-18-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 832
Posted By Bob Herr
Cagiva Gran Canyon Headlight Question

Bought a 1999 Gran Canyon last month. In the process of checking it out I noticed that on high beam only the right side headlight is on. On low beam only the left side headlight is on. Is this normal...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 44,601
Posted By Bob Herr
I think this is just another sales strategy used...

I think this is just another sales strategy used by vehicle dealers in general but it appears to be more common in many motorcycle stores these days. I call it beginine neglect. Guess the sales...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,622
Posted By Bob Herr
Manuals

Hey Jim - Thanks for the quick reply. I was looking at the bike today and found the owners manual stuck in one of the fairing pockets so I won't need that. PO said he had a Haynes manual he would...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,622
Posted By Bob Herr
Yamaha SecaTurbo

I just bought one of these yesterday. Been fascinated wit the idea of a turbo charged MC. Gonna get it out of my system. Anybody got an owners manual or shop manual they want to sell. Bob
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,253
Posted By Bob Herr
Is DeBandi still out there?

Has any body heard from DeBandi? I sent him a PM several days wanting to buy the 50 state decal set but have not had a reply. - Bob
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
Thanks

Mait, Ladder106 and Robmoto, thanks for your help. I looked at that fuel system diagram 3 times and could not get it in my head that fuel equalized through the reserve lines but it obviously does. I...
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
Fuel system question -88 DR750

Running up I-57 yesterday at about 75 MPH when the bike dies. I switch to reserve. It is slow to come back to life but finally takes hold and I run another 10 miles to a gas station. I put .8 gallons...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
42tooth rear sprocket

Yeah. Check out my post 14326. I just made this mod recently and really like the result. I kept the 15 tooth front and motor is turning 3600 RPM at 100K/hr. Looks like the 16 tooth front gives you an...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,349
Posted By Bob Herr
More opinion here. It sounds to me like you are...

More opinion here. It sounds to me like you are planning on mostly highway riding. I think you will find a 650 bike a little weak, especially with a passenger and some luggage. I weigh 275 and I did....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,349
Posted By Bob Herr
Yeah, I know I do. But I just think there are...

Yeah, I know I do. But I just think there are better values out there for noobs or returnees to riding than some of these older high mileage BMW's. High mileage being the operative phrase here. For...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,349
Posted By Bob Herr
Be Happy !!!

I think you should be glad it sold. $4000 for a bike that old with 106K miles is no bargain. I don't care if it is a BMW. You can find a lot better value and something you like as much or more than...
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
42 tooth rear sprocket installed

Finally got around to putting the 42 tooth rear sprocket on my 88 DR750. Also replaced the worn out rear knobby with a Kenda 761 dual sport tire. Took my first ride with it today and I like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 25,896
Posted By Bob Herr
Waukesha engine "Acceptable Oil Consumption"

FWIW, I have 1971 bulletin from Waukesha that states "Acceptable oil consumption should range from .0005 to .004 pounds per horsepower - hour" The equation they give for calculating usage is:...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 25,896
Posted By Bob Herr
Ride it like you stole it!!!

It is not good or bad. It is just using the bike. I had my 2010 R1200GS serviced at 500 miles and went on a 2000 mile trip with lot's of 80 MPH interstate riding . Added a little oil at 1700 miles...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25,607
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Bob Herr
Yes, you still have to plug the jacket into the...

Yes, you still have to plug the jacket into the power cord from the battery but there are no wires from the controller to the jacket. W&S told me that is the reason they do not call it a wireless...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25,607
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Bob Herr
Check out Warm N Safe Gear

Check out the Warm N Safe gear too. They have a remote(wireless) operated controller that does not require wires to the jacket and pants. The only connection you have to fool with is the wire from...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25,607
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Bob Herr
Here's a laugh

I was talking to the local BMW dealer about a 2012 Triumph Explorer he had taken in trade. I commented that I thought that I would probably be more interested in a Super Tenere. He responded that...
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 25,607
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Bob Herr
You still didn't get it. I said how many 2012...

You still didn't get it. I said how many 2012 R1200GS not how many R1200GS. The answer to my question is 0,zero,none,nada,not any,etc.
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25,607
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Bob Herr
I think your question should be: How many 2012...

I think your question should be: How many 2012 BMW R1200GS's for sale? You are comparing one type of bike with an entire brand. - Bob
Forum: Beasts 02-04-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25,607
Views: 4,841,226
Posted By Bob Herr
Why so many for sale.?

Been interested in a S10. Did search in the flea mkt. and found 6 for sale plus 3 that have sold since 12/15/12. This seems like an awful lot of these bikes to be for sale after being owned for only...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 11,019
Posted By Bob Herr
Ever get deposit back?

Friend of mine ordered a Tenere when Yamaha was taking pre delivery orders for the new bikes. When Yamaha had problems delivering the bikes as promised due to the tsunami they sent him a letter...
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Bob Herr
Me and the rest of the posse have bought 4 new GS...

Me and the rest of the posse have bought 4 new GS bikes from Gateway in the last year because of the quality of the entire dealership. Everyone in the place is friendly,knowlegable and eager to help...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 25,896
Posted By Bob Herr
Benefits of excess oil consumption

If your bike is burning a qt. of oil every 1000miles do you still need to change oil every 6000 miles? After all it is getting 6 qts. of fresh oil every 6000 miles. Normally it only gets 4 qts. of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
Got the sprocket but have not got around to...

Got the sprocket but have not got around to installing it yet. Been busy with holiday company and work. Coming into best riding season here then deer season so it will probably get pushed to winter....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,611
Posted By Bob Herr
Avoid sales tax

Don't know what your state laws are but here in IL the sales tax can approach 10 pct. depending on where the dealer is located but if you buy from an individual it is only $25.00.
Forum: Thumpers 08-30-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
Hey Seppo. That thing looks great!!! When you...

Hey Seppo. That thing looks great!!! When you get ready to sell it give me a shout. I don't know a thing about international shipping but maybe I can figure out a way to get it shipped to Flyover...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,622
Posted By Bob Herr
Don't buy theVarios for all of the reasons in earlier posts

And don,t buy theAdventure top loaders either. Buy one of the after market brands that are coated. Any of the bags that are not coated will leave aluminum powder black marks on stuff you put in them...
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
I had given up on the idea of changing the...

I had given up on the idea of changing the primary sprocket because I was afraid a 16t would be too close to the case when a 42T rear pops up on eBay so I ordered it to put on the bike. Question:...
Forum: Thumpers 08-14-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
DR750 16Tsprocket

Thanks to all for the advice and comments on the 16T sprocket for my 88 DR. That overseas shipping is rough!!! $22.00 to ship a $23.00 part from Australia. Bob
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
Front sprocket change - 1988 DR750

I have been searching for an hour and can't find the answer so I am asking. Is it possible to put a 16 tooth front sprocket on my 1988 DR750. I don't do off road with it and would like to reduce...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,510
Posted By Bob Herr
Good Dealer

Looks to me like Riche would have taken a moment to post the dealer name here and thank them. They seem like a reasonable outfit to me. I don't think they were obliged to refund his deposit. I give...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By Bob Herr
Winglets

I have the same setup. Works great. Bob
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 71
Gas
Views: 4,268
Posted By Bob Herr
Another "Big Oil" hater

I would much rather believe "Big Oil" than "Big Ag" which is nothing but a bunch of whiney ass farmers living off of the government tit. Anybody with half a brain knows that ethanol would never be an...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 48,122
Posted By Bob Herr
Nibis. Thanks for the reply. Dave has a blue...

Nibis. Thanks for the reply. Dave has a blue KLR. I have a 03 Dakar(blue & white checkered). We will be trailering with a black 4 door dodge truck with iIL plates. Shoot me your cel #. We can have...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-03-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 48,122
Posted By Bob Herr
Looking for a leader

Me and Big dave will be in about 7-8:00 PM. Staying at the Budget Inn. We are "electronically challenged" i.e. no GPS. Would like to follow someone who knows the routes. - Bob 618-237-7101
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
Bluesman, thanks for the heads up on the service...

Bluesman, thanks for the heads up on the service manual. Mine had the wrong clearance numbers in it. The day I bought the bike the PO commented that he had checked the valves several times while he...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16,205
Views: 2,556,764
Posted By Bob Herr
Thanks blues man. I was able to find your Dec....

Thanks blues man. I was able to find your Dec. 2009 post on this subject by searching the word "watts". Are you referring to a Suzuki owners manual or some other brand? I have the Suzuki service...
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