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    Test ride on the new GS

    I took my GS into Gateway BMW for some service and Honz forced me to take a demo ride on the new GS by saying "Don't grab a handful of throttle in first or second gear. Unless you want to pull the...
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    Glad you liked our little corner of the world.

    Glad you liked our little corner of the world.
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    I used to love "flying" on my old Seca 650. ...

    I used to love "flying" on my old Seca 650. Stand up, lean into the tank indents and from there you can't see the bike, just the road. That was lots of fun on quiet backroads. Now I do it on the...
  4. Sticky: Thanks, Ron. After seeing the vintage display at...

    Thanks, Ron. After seeing the vintage display at the Rally on Saturday, I've decided she just gets a really good detailing. I'll leave all the little scars from being ridden just as they are. The...
  5. Sticky: I'm brand new to the wonderful world of vintage...

    I'm brand new to the wonderful world of vintage BMWs. I traded a 1999 K1200RS for this 1965 R60/2 just a couple of days ago. As much as I loved the Brick, it was making a slighly suspect hip hurt an...
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    http://airforce.smugmug.com/Other/2008-ONLINE-Phot...

    http://airforce.smugmug.com/Other/2008-ONLINE-Photos/i-jRmtgtN/0/L/004-L.jpg

    This is what they should look like. Without them it allows the rotor to float a lot more and rattles quite a bit...
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    pulsing/grabbing front brakes, 08 R1200GS

    Gateway BMW, St Louis Missouri was kind enough to point out the reason my front brakes are grabby...broken little washers in the floating mount. Same thing the service manager said happened on his...
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    short answer...yes. In 2008 the front brake...

    short answer...yes. In 2008 the front brake discs started using floating inserts and a different style of mounting bolt. I tried to swap wheels from my 05 to 08 and encountered this same problem...
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    It's good there are people up there who rent as...

    It's good there are people up there who rent as it makes it soooo much easier for those of us who can't take 2-3 months off to really do the trip up right. At least this way we can get a taste of...
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    I flew into Fairbanks to visit friends and had my...

    I flew into Fairbanks to visit friends and had my riding gear shipped by USPS Parcel Post. We drove to Keith's house in the hills to finalize arrangements and he rode the bike into town to meet me...
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    The Haul Road on a Rental Bike!!

    For those of you looking to rent a motorcycle while you are in Fairbanks, Alaska, check out Alaska Adventure Riders at www.fairbanksriders.com. I just rented a BRAND new, as in 95 miles, F800GS for a...
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    I haven't had much time (school and 4 new...

    I haven't had much time (school and 4 new construction projects at wor) to get back and post the update...she found a new home next to my dirty GS.

    The pretty girl with power and smoothness that...
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    Hi Jim, I measured my 99 and got 108.5mm Simon

    Hi Jim,
    I measured my 99 and got 108.5mm
    Simon
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    Short ride on a perfect MO day

    I took the new Mistress from the Darkside for a ride on a perfect Missouri day. 63??, sand from the "winter" gone from the corners, no one else out on the roads, and crystal clear. I have to say,...
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    I've been told that by a couple others. ...

    I've been told that by a couple others. Suggestions were to get some sort of right wrist restraint, or a radar detector and deeper budget for rear tires.
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    Thinking about getting a 99 K1200RS

    The bike in question is in very good condition with 19K on the odometer. Gently ridden by a 76 year old until he retired from riding. Ohlins rear shock, Sargent seat and original. Other than that,...
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    Sign #3...the pasture started greening up this...

    Sign #3...the pasture started greening up this week. Grass mowing season is only a month away :(
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    Kevin, you are a lucky dog!!!

    Kevin, you are a lucky dog!!!
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    Thanks for all the comments :) My parents,...

    Thanks for all the comments :) My parents, brother, good friends, uncle and aunt all asked if I was "finally through with this motorcycle thing". After 20 years of riding they still haven't...
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    First post accident ride.

    After 18 weeks off the bike recovering from the deer strike that totalled my 1150GS and my right shoulder, I'm finally back on two wheels!!!!
    I flew out to Phoenix to pick up a 2005 R1200GS and...
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    I was on active duty and TDY at Andrews AFB, MD,...

    I was on active duty and TDY at Andrews AFB, MD, a few miles away from the Pentagon.
    I'd just finished the introduction to the class I was giving and putting student info in the computer when...
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    Agreed...$500 on a $15K bike is a bit modest and...

    Agreed...$500 on a $15K bike is a bit modest and 10% would be a very nice tribute, but isn't it the thought that counts? I retired after 20 years service before anyone thought about giving discounts...
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    Ahhhhh, Yorkshire Pud...I'm adding that to my...

    Ahhhhh, Yorkshire Pud...I'm adding that to my list of foods for Mum to cook when she visits later this week. The old girl is still a fantastic cook and I'll be taking advantage while I can because...
  24. Amazingly cool bike! Especially after seeing the...

    Amazingly cool bike! Especially after seeing the before pictures...a 'Jim Rockford Gold' bike that screams "It Came From The 70's".

    I'm hoping you'll detail all the choice pieces...tailpiece,...
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    Sometimes George would make you mad, mostly he...

    Sometimes George would make you mad, mostly he made you think, always he made you laugh. You will be missed.

    "Think how stupid the average person is. Now realize that half the people are more...
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