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    I try simple first:)

    AIR, FUEL, Spark. Plugs are the easiest to swap out for new ones. Get your air filter out, be sure its not clogged or passageways blocked anywhere. The Sea Foam was a good idea and shoulda cleared...
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    Inuvik, NWT

    Im headed to Inuvik, NWT via Dempster Hwy., the end of July after MOA Rally in St.Paul. This one is dirt, 450m of it one way. Those frost heaves anywhere up there are to be respected, or you find...
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    Its closer:).

    Hope your GS/GSAs are getting the promo's from GSGiants web site or Facebook! Medora,ND is my end of the bargain for those Westerners or Canadians from same. Join up, have a grand time en route to...
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    GSGiants/Rally Camp:), NORTH DAKOTA

    Thread started on RALLY page here. Follow us, join us for GSGiants riding inbound to St.Paul..I am the host of the MEDORA, NORTH DAKOTA gathering JULY20, Sunday afternoon and overnight. It will be...
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    GSA1200,Class of '07:)

    The BIG twins torque is unmatched and my current GSA1200'07 is as perfect a BMW I ever owned in 42 years. Had a few others too, but this one excels most of my recent decades BMWs. 112000m now and a...
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    Thx.

    Ive read the posts, or recent ones here about Shorai from one disgruntled rider on their product. He is only one Ive heard shoot the Shorai a bad rap! My experience is KLR with same battery and its...
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    Good tool:)

    I have the TM first addition when they first came out. Still works very good on carbs and TBs. All that said, I rarely use it anymore! My current GSA1200, Ive used the TMax only a couple times when...
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    Age old battery question;

    My current BMW battery begins to tire out, still working but tired. GSA is almost 6 years old, 2nd battery, both BMW OEM units. 1st one failed under warranty and this 2nd one has been lasting fairly...
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    Summer in Alaska:)

    Riding my GSA1200'07, I found my last adventure state, Alaska, the most amazing of about all I've been in. Doing the Dalton Hwy(Haul Road) to its end at Deadhorse was a pinnacle ride indeed. I found...
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    GSA1200 and KLR650:)

    My favorite bikes:). The KLR650 is probably the most prominent, most value for the buck bike on the planet. Our '08KLR is all set up for touring and goes anywhere, although at a slower pace. 70 seems...
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    Clips:)

    Cannot count all my miles of my past riding chain driven bikes with clip type master links. Never had one fail. That said, one MUST be really careful installing these clips and its not to be taken...
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    Loosy goosy:)

    Remember your dirt skills, loose is best, don't tense up. Keep arms fluid and ignor minor gravel wiggles. Mental fatigue is right and will make weary after a while, so keep an eye for deeper gravel,...
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    Nice read:)

    Smile as I read this thread:). I have three cats, three dogs, 21 chickens and 4 horses. A zoo, my place, but loving all of'em. Had my first Moose Burger in Yukon, Canada and WOW good. Lots of...
  14. ALL girls:).

    Except me on my GSA, my family is all girls riding BMWs:). My 2 Daughters ride F700 and GS1200, both on new BMWs. Jessica started on F650ST 6 years ago and Dana just got her FIRST BMW, the F700 and...
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    ALL great:)

    The NEW side stand on my GSA'07 is the right choice:). Its same length as stock stand when its retracted, but gives much satisfaction when I stop and need more side stand length:). That's neat they...
  16. K60 and noise!

    I'm on my 2nd set of K60s and WOW, great tires. Way over 10000m on rears and fronts and the noise question is there. New, they make no noise, but once about half thru their life, the front tire gets...
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    Charger?

    By all accounts where I live, the battery never needs a charger:). Even stored for long periods, this battery always is ready to go. Its in our '08KLR 650. Even IF you have parasite draw from your...
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    Mine too;

    My GSA had same leak, outer seal and a few months later, the FD Bearing was with to much play and got replaced. Just a note, the seals leaks CAN be a forewarning of a bearing vibration and failing!...
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    GSA and new sidestand:)

    I bit the bullet after 5 + years on this GSA and got the adjusting sidestand by AKS Engineering. Not used it much yet, but seems a HUGE improvement over the stock unit. Pricey, YES at 350$ but heck,...
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    A beating,yes;

    The Shorai in our KLR'08 takes a beating, keeps on ticking:). Its so light, we too thought whats up! Anyhow, many falls later and absolutely no service time or charging it, the battery is tough by...
  21. Surely aged;

    Oil, a topic of endless life! Guess its alright, as I'm so much older now and many are coming along behind me asking good questions. Living into the future is a good thing and oils are indeed not...
  22. Dino:)

    Syns are no doubt a good product. Expensive, yes. Having a dozen BMWs with over a 100000m on all of them and one with 388000m Airhead. ALL using dino oils, nobody could convince me syns are any...
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    Shorai;

    We got one for KLR'08 a year ago. NO issues at all with this battery. Shame they don't switch batteries out real quick for ya! That's bad service, imo. BMW dealer sells the battery, WHY don't they...
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    Tardy, still riding:).

    I still love sidecars and still ride my GSA1200. Nope, not converted yet, but stay in touch with Jay! Just back from Summer riding in Alaska on the GSA1200, all the way to Arctic Ocean and all of...
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    GSA1200 here and since mounting my Hiedenaus...

    GSA1200 here and since mounting my Hiedenaus 50/50 road/dirt tires , I wont use anything else for forseeable future! The knobs you mention wear away really too quick, but are VERY good offroad tires...
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