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Old 09-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #61
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Does anybody have strong opinions about the need for the crashbar extensions from advdesigns?
I have them on my GSA and they get used a lot. Absolutely save lots of money that would have been spent on repairs without them. Traversed a a rock garden/dry water fall below Lake Arrowhead that would have destroyed the heads without them.
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Old 09-14-2012, 05:57 PM   #62
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heading down from VT on the 18th.... anyone going to SC from the NE

putting some tourances on and changing to TKC's down there can't see wasting a good set of knobbies just to get there

Let's rip it up Boy's and girls?!
I'm coming down from Maine. Planning on two ten hour days so the bike will be in the back of the truck with knobbies as its a bit of a marathon in two days. Putting tires on tomorrow. Got the word doc from BMW describing the time schedule. Looks like the performance center on Friday and then the Gultches on Sat & Sunday. Tried to get some ADV Design crash bar extensions but they are out of stock. So I have lots of gaffers tape instead
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:28 PM   #63
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I'm coming down from Maine. Planning on two ten hour days so the bike will be in the back of the truck with knobbies as its a bit of a marathon in two days. Putting tires on tomorrow. Got the word doc from BMW describing the time schedule. Looks like the performance center on Friday and then the Gultches on Sat & Sunday. Tried to get some ADV Design crash bar extensions but they are out of stock. So I have lots of gaffers tape instead
Hmmm, I haven't received anything from them yet except confirmation. Will check with them monday.
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Old 09-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #64
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I'm coming down from Maine. Planning on two ten hour days so the bike will be in the back of the truck with knobbies as its a bit of a marathon in two days. Putting tires on tomorrow. Got the word doc from BMW describing the time schedule. Looks like the performance center on Friday and then the Gultches on Sat & Sunday. Tried to get some ADV Design crash bar extensions but they are out of stock. So I have lots of gaffers tape instead
+1 on the gaffers tape
Haven't heard anything else either
See ya down there!
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Old 09-15-2012, 04:58 AM   #65
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+1 on the gaffers tape
Haven't heard anything else either
See ya down there!
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Midcoast Maine. Here's the text from BMW


GS Trophy Challenge East Coast Qualifier Rally Event Information

This is a fun event for all skill level riders. Prizes will be awarded to participants in different categories in addition to the GS Trophy Finalists.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Friday 9/21
12-1pm Lunch available in the Performance Center Cafeteria at participants expense.
1-2pm Registration. Drop off camping gear after registration.
2:30pm Riderís briefing
7:15pm Riding events conclude, reception immediately to follow (heavy finger food)

Saturday 9/22
7-8am Breakfast (eggs, sausage, fruit, french toast)
8:15-11am Riding events
11-11:30am Pack gear/load bikes
11:30-12:30pm Lunch (hotdogs, burgers)
12:30pm Transit to next venue (campsite)
3:30-6:30pm Riding events (Gulches ORV Park)
7-8:30pm Dinner (low country boil- seafood & non-seafood version)
8:30pm Bonfire & beer!

Sunday 9/23
7:30-8:30am Breakfast (sausage and egg sandwiches, fruit)
8:30am Semifinalists announced
9:30-12pm Semifinalists individual ride and team challenge events
12:30-1:30pm Lunch (BBQ, Mac & Cheese)
1:30pm Finalists and individual category winners announced
2pm Event ends/depart camp

Motorcycles: All BMW dual sport motorcycles are welcome to participate in riding events,
including the G450X. G450X riders are not eligible for GS Trophy Qualifier. Semifinalists will compete on an F800GS provided by BMW in the individual and team events.

Event Format: Rally raid format with some timekeeping elements. Starting on time is critical.
Donít be late to registration!

Meals: Hot meals will be provided starting Friday evening at the reception
concluding with Sunday lunch. See above timeline for menus.

Camping: Both campsites are primitive with port-a-johns.

Friday: Camping will be on the Performance Centerís property. Space is limited. Close proximity campsites. Hotels nearby if not interested in camping; Super 8, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn.
Saturday: Camping highly recommended. Nearest hotel 30 minutes away.

Weather: Be prepared to ride rain or shine. Knobby dual sport tires highly recommended.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:07 AM   #66
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Midcoast Maine. Here's the text from BMW


GS Trophy Challenge East Coast Qualifier Rally Event Information

This is a fun event for all skill level riders. Prizes will be awarded to participants in different categories in addition to the GS Trophy Finalists.

Schedule of Events (subject to change)

Friday 9/21
12-1pm Lunch available in the Performance Center Cafeteria at participants expense.
1-2pm Registration. Drop off camping gear after registration.
2:30pm Riderís briefing
7:15pm Riding events conclude, reception immediately to follow (heavy finger food)

Saturday 9/22
7-8am Breakfast (eggs, sausage, fruit, french toast)
8:15-11am Riding events
11-11:30am Pack gear/load bikes
11:30-12:30pm Lunch (hotdogs, burgers)
12:30pm Transit to next venue (campsite)
3:30-6:30pm Riding events (Gulches ORV Park)
7-8:30pm Dinner (low country boil- seafood & non-seafood version)
8:30pm Bonfire & beer!

Sunday 9/23
7:30-8:30am Breakfast (sausage and egg sandwiches, fruit)
8:30am Semifinalists announced
9:30-12pm Semifinalists individual ride and team challenge events
12:30-1:30pm Lunch (BBQ, Mac & Cheese)
1:30pm Finalists and individual category winners announced
2pm Event ends/depart camp

Motorcycles: All BMW dual sport motorcycles are welcome to participate in riding events,
including the G450X. G450X riders are not eligible for GS Trophy Qualifier. Semifinalists will compete on an F800GS provided by BMW in the individual and team events.

Event Format: Rally raid format with some timekeeping elements. Starting on time is critical.
Donít be late to registration!

Meals: Hot meals will be provided starting Friday evening at the reception
concluding with Sunday lunch. See above timeline for menus.

Camping: Both campsites are primitive with port-a-johns.

Friday: Camping will be on the Performance Centerís property. Space is limited. Close proximity campsites. Hotels nearby if not interested in camping; Super 8, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn.
Saturday: Camping highly recommended. Nearest hotel 30 minutes away.

Weather: Be prepared to ride rain or shine. Knobby dual sport tires highly recommended.
BMW Performance Center
(888) 345-4269
(909) 975-5699 Fax
www.bmwtraining.com
www.bmwtraining.com/motorcycles
Thanx for the post!

My dad grew up in Sebasco, Phippsburgh..... Love it up there

Too bad you're not riding down, I'm feeling for your GS having to be in the back of a truck...... it's just not right
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:14 AM   #67
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Thx for the post. I'm more excited than ever. I bummed they haven't sent any info to me.
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:55 AM   #68
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Thanx for the post!

My dad grew up in Sebasco, Phippsburgh..... Love it up there

Too bad you're not riding down, I'm feeling for your GS having to be in the back of a truck...... it's just not right
I know, I know, I'm about to change out to TKC's here for the first time using the Best Rest Bead Breaker and thought I'd better do it here then in the parking lot in Greer in case I totally flub up!

Also, I might be doing a marathon 19 hours back and want to avoid that on the bike. Maybe I'll park 20 miles out, drive through the mud, paste a couple hundred insects all over the place, and roll in with complete poseur glory! Actually, the real event will be getting a 600 lb bike out of the back of the truck if there are no gullies or big ditches...
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:41 AM   #69
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I'm riding from cincy and am cool to meet and ride anywhere from here to sc. Based on the schedule that was posted it might be worth starting out Thursday afternoon and having a good nite around a fire 1/2 way. Anyone?
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I know, I know, I'm about to change out to TKC's here for the first time using the Best Rest Bead Breaker and thought I'd better do it here then in the parking lot in Greer in case I totally flub up!

Also, I might be doing a marathon 19 hours back and want to avoid that on the bike. Maybe I'll park 20 miles out, drive through the mud, paste a couple hundred insects all over the place, and roll in with complete poseur glory! Actually, the real event will be getting a 600 lb bike out of the back of the truck if there are no gullies or big ditches...
I'm bringing a big c-clamp and a block of wood! changing tires somewhere down there....
What to do with other tires while there? Heh...
Well, I'll help you unload, just don't drop it on me us norther boys gotta stick together
Safe trip down!
I'll be the guy with a Mohawk on a filthy GSA
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Old 09-16-2012, 06:44 AM   #71
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I've decided to put a new rear on before my 400 mile ride to SC to alleviate stress. Also to keep my front on that has 5k miles on it because I want to get back to the Heidenaus.

If someone disagrees with my strategy im all ears. I'm banking that a half worn front won't make a tangible difference in the way I ride.
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I've decided to put a new rear on before my 400 mile ride to SC to alleviate stress. Also to keep my front on that has 5k miles on it because I want to get back to the Heidenaus.

If someone disagrees with my strategy im all ears. I'm banking that a half worn front won't make a tangible difference in the way I ride.
Brit,

I think you will be fine. I will have a new rear on but my front will have ~ 1000 miles. The fronts wear well and I never saw an appreciable difference until they get pretty worn.
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Bead breaking without special tools

Here is the way I break the beads using only three tire tools. Works well, but sometimes have to work my way around the tire until the bead breaks completely. I have found that it is harder using the big tire iron in the center vs a standard iron. Your results may vary: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=458452

Oh, and I use Dyna beads, they work great and no need for special balancing tools. Some people use air soft pellets but I haven't tried that.

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Old 09-16-2012, 03:39 PM   #74
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Good thing that schedule was posted - I haven't received anything from BMW....
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:41 PM   #75
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Oh yeah, is anyone camping Thurs. evening? Is it cool to camp at the center?
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