Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Ridgetown, ON, CDA
Re: Touring Europe on a GS
Thanks for all your thoughts (hatred is a form of love in the negative), and suggestions. It will be interesting to see how the bike has taken to sitting so long. I left it on a BMW charger but would think the battery may be toast since it is still the original. Believe I need to buy one there rather than carrying one with me (I do want to be allowed on the plane). Brake/clutch fluid should be good having done them 2 years ago but all other fluids will be done with synthetic as it may be a while again until they will be changed again or I can switch to dyno and change at both ends of my trip.
Trying to also decide what to do with the bike after this trip. Leaving it there for extended periods seems pointless so I may include a trip to Heidelberg to visit Stefan at Knopf Tours to decide if I should leave it with him or ship it back... thats another story.
No one mentioned anything about meetings so if you see a yellow GS with Ontario plates going by, give me a wave. I'll be in a high viz jacket and will probably use a drink and conversation.
"If at first you don't succeed... well, so much for skydiving."
BMWMOA - #45711
2006 K1200LT - Blue Baby
2003 R1150GS - Yellowbird
1981 R100CS - Sadly gone
1991 K1100RS - Sold and burned
1986 K100RS - In the past
Last edited by Mugszy; Apr 26th, 2011 at 7:00 am.