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Old 11-08-2008, 06:21 PM   #76
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Hola Everybody,

I just started a long journey that has taken me years to get off the ground. I'm in central Mexico now head to the tip of South America like many before me. The mileage on my trusty GS as I left my home was at 429314k.

I started a little blog that I hope to keep current as I travel....

www.motohank.com

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:38 PM   #77
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Good luck on your trip Hank.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:55 PM   #78
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and my buddy was worried about buying a GS with 24K on it... LOL

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Old 11-21-2008, 11:41 PM   #79
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Keep on going!!!

Hank, you and your bike have set the bar incredibly high for us mere mortals riding our 'average mileage" GS's.
By the way, if you ever need help while crossing Venezuela, reach up to me, grew up there and have many contacts.
Rave on!!
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:50 AM   #80
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Keep on truckin'!!

There have been a lot of questions to you about what kind of oil, parts, etc you've used. My big question is what kind of seat do you have that you can put those kinds of miles on the bike without having a leather ass?

Kudos to you for using that machine for its intended purpose...again & again & again...& so on...
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Old 11-22-2008, 01:06 PM   #81
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Love to see your bike keep going and going.

When you get to Columbia look up Danish inmate Kaiserkyhl with a PM. I rode with him a bit last spring when I was riding the Mississippe and he was enroute from the tip of South America to the US. Met him on the road in Arkansas and we had dinner at Corkie's in Memphis. He was heading back to Columbia to marry a local gal he had met and they were planning to start a family and a B&B for bikers. He's a great guy who will treat you right. Bear
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:01 PM   #82
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I love this guy. He's been around here since the beginning. Has only 81 posts, and more miles on his bike (1100GS!!) than anybody. A true Advrider.

God speed and have an awesome journey, Hank.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:27 PM   #83
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I love this guy. He's been around here since the beginning. Has only 81 posts, and more miles on his bike (1100GS!!) than anybody. A true Advrider.

God speed and have an awesome journey, Hank.
I guess that makes me a post whore with a job . My bike will be clicking over a 100000km around Christmas, and I've never left the home state with it.
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Old 11-22-2008, 10:28 PM   #84
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very cool Hank. very cool.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:30 AM   #85
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Great job, Hank! I've had my '07 GS since May of '07 and pushing 33K with almost three months of no riding - Army obligations. My goal is to be riding it while turning over 200K. Maybe I'm setting the bar too low?
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:48 AM   #86
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This is very cool to read. Very good show! Your bike looks great too.

I only have 130,000 and change on mine and have over the past four years become somewhat attached to it. Since it is paid for and I am in no mood to take on a new bike payment, and I pretty much know what is what with this thing now, I'm looking forward to never selling it and making this my last BMW. That is until they stop making parts and all the used parts I can find are worn out.

I'm replacing the rotors on mine soon, (on order just waiting on delivery), the fronts have been past the minimum for a while now, and the rear is close.

I'll likely replace the original battery this next year, along with another lube session for the starter bendix.
So far the Hall sensor seems fine, though I do belive I'll be swapping out some injectors and a pressure regulator soon.

Mine too gets ridden daily except for many weekends when I ride my bicycle instead.

At my average I should hit 200,000 miles in a couple of years.

400,000 would be about 8 years later or so, which would put that right about the time I hope to retire, and begin replacing commuting mileage with exploring mileage.
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Old 03-27-2009, 12:08 AM   #87
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Hank, that is a sweet looking bike Extra especially with that many miles!!

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Old 03-27-2009, 07:05 AM   #88
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Awesome

Very cool Hank. Thanks for sharing the info and photos!
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:51 AM   #89
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Very cool Hank. Thanks for sharing the info and photos!
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:44 PM   #90
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