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  1. Avg Cost of 12000 mile service on '08 GSA

    Would a few of you guys that have had the 12k service performed at a dealer let me know what to expect... please.
    Cost that is. Going to make an appt. and ask for estimate...but what like to know if...
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    Motor heat... '08 R1200GSA

    When is too hot to hot?
    I have an '08 GSA and riding traffic (accident on interstate) after this years rally the bikes temp guage rose to to little triangle mark that is 3/4's of the way to the...
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    Member locations

    In the interest of market research... is it possible to get a current list posted of how many members live in each state ? No names or addresses...just a gross number of members in each state.?.
  4. Cagers are extremely distracted these days,...

    Cagers are extremely distracted these days, whether they have passengers or not.
    On the cell phone, texting while driving, playing with their "SYNC" system, swapping out CDs or playing with an iPod,...
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    Welcome from a fellow transplant... Moved to...

    Welcome from a fellow transplant...
    Moved to Huntersville NC from the Cincinnati area 3 years ago.
    Consider posting your where abouts in your profile.
    When I finally got around to converting the...
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    The Boy Scout in me always says Be Prepared. I...

    The Boy Scout in me always says Be Prepared. I have always carried a tool bag in my car or truck when on a trip.... but have rarely had to use them. I also subscribe to "take care of the equipment...
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    tire cupping

    Im surprised nobody went with the obvious... Not enough offroad use!!... thank you.
    Im inclined to go with the extrapolated.... "they are under inflated".
    Logic i believe would say that over...
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    Tire Cupping...

    the max pressure under load for those Bridgestones is 42#.... I run 42 in the rear and 36 up front and get the cupping as a result. Does cupping come from over inflation or under inflation??
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    Tire Cupping

    I have Bridgestone Battlewing 501front and 502 rear. Im a heavy guy at 250# so i set the ESA on my bike at "normal" and for 2 up with gear. I figured this would compensate for "heavy me" and the...
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    point well taken RobStar. I tend to be the one...

    point well taken RobStar. I tend to be the one that explores the nooks and crannies on a ride.... and to your very point have stayed away from the Interstates wherever possible. Your solution of fly...
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    Charlotte to Anchorage 2011

    Thinking of making the trek from Charlotte to Anchorage June 11-Jul 2, 2011.

    Have been up there a few times backpacking and this time period has always been pleasant (no bugs-little rain)....
  12. polarbear... right or wrong I subscribe to the...

    polarbear... right or wrong I subscribe to the way you do things myself. I have found over the years... that if "you take care of the machine...the machine will take care of you".

    There is a lot...
  13. marchyman.... you make a great point. You...

    marchyman.... you make a great point.

    You would think with todays technology, I could go to the BMW website, type in my VIN and print...1) maintenance service schedule, 2) any tech bulletin...
  14. The sheets that everyone seems to have is dated...

    The sheets that everyone seems to have is dated 12.2003 in the lower left corner...and does not call for final drive fluid change. I have had a dealer send me a copy of the latest version of the...
  15. podsobinski... appreciate the link hoever, thats...

    podsobinski...
    appreciate the link hoever, thats not the latest version as it doesnt calll for the rear drive fluid change. There should be a set like this available but dated probably in the 4th...
  16. 2008 R1200GS Adventure Service Schedule

    Can someone direct me to a download containing all of the "current" maintenance schedules for my machine.
    Thanks
    Karl
  17. Thanks for the input... I ordered from Rick this...

    Thanks for the input... I ordered from Rick this morn.
    Couple of days and Ill parts to work with.
    Thanks
    Karl
  18. Best Place to Buy Ignition Stuff...

    I'm in the need for new points, condensor and a set of coils for a 1972 R60/5 and am wondering where the best place to purchase these items is.

    I see Motorrad Elektrik has a set of Bosch Cols for...
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    Endeavor...

    Here's one...
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    Photography Equipment 4 Sale

    I have an abundance of NIKON photo equipment for sale as a result of trying to condense hobbys. Do I post those items for sale under photography forum or flea market forum ??
    Thanks
    Karl
  21. well who would have guessed. after playin around...

    well who would have guessed. after playin around a little, i found the shackle that I put back on the engine bolt originally and sure enough the spring fits. i over thought the geometry and didnt...
  22. 1972 R60/5 center stand question ?

    Ok...noob question here :doh ... we are restoring the above bike and can not for the life of us determine how the spring is attached at the frame. Can anyone please post a picture of how the center...
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    Bigfoot...... thats probably advice we'll take...

    Bigfoot...... thats probably advice we'll take and that we would do well by. Dont want a trip like this to be one remembered for its misery.
    Thanks
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    Great replies all... We really appreciate it and...

    Great replies all... We really appreciate it and it is giving us plenty to think about. I hope others continue to add thought on the subject.

    A lot of time and effort has gone in to the R60 from...
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    LOL... Thats exactly the type of thing we arent...

    LOL... Thats exactly the type of thing we arent thinking about.

    The reality of the situation is... I dont think the kid, no matter how stout... could survive the gravel road on such an old and...
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