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Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,884
Posted By Mike M
I used the stock seat to ride from St. Louis to...

I used the stock seat to ride from St. Louis to San Diego. Before I left I knew the stocker was terrible so I bought a gel pad to put on top and covered it with a sheepskin. Certainly made it...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 364,725
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2007-BMW...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2007-BMW-K1200GT/i-4gc4ZVL/1/XL/KGT%20May%202008%20003-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,076
Posted By Mike M
This one. New Scrambler based on the R9T. ...

This one. New Scrambler based on the R9T.

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Motorcycles/i-SFpSPdn/0/XL/BMW-Scrambler-ALT_white1-XL.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-23-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 245,399
Posted By Mike M
Great pie at Mom's in Julian, California. A...

Great pie at Mom's in Julian, California. A cafe? Meh--maybe not.

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-tVM6QjG/2/L/DSCN0019-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11,127
Views: 3,775,681
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-PFmt23N/0/XL/DSCN0078-XL.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,849
Posted By Mike M
I've tried several different suit setups. For...

I've tried several different suit setups. For me, the Klim Latitude jacket and pants are the bomb. It ventilates really well (jacket and pants) with big zip vents. Gore-tex lined so no liners to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Mike M
Bullshit...looks more like an Oreck.

Bullshit...looks more like an Oreck.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mike M
Good info, thanks.

Good info, thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Mike M
They actually sent a CF heat shield with the can...

They actually sent a CF heat shield with the can but it doesn't fit with the Akra header (go figure).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-20-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 364,725
Posted By Mike M
SE Florida ...

SE Florida

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-FdSfKBM/0/XL/DSCN1987-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,076
Posted By Mike M
Got a bug for a K12S. Lots of bike for the money...

Got a bug for a K12S. Lots of bike for the money these days. I'll take a Blue/White and replace the stock cannon exhaust with a shorty CF Remus, please....
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Mike M
I intended to keep my stock exhaust setup but...

I intended to keep my stock exhaust setup but decided to spend the $$ on the full Akra system. Little or no performance improvement but it sure looks and sounds nice. Some people couldn't care less...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,838
Posted By Mike M
I've had my V1 hardwired and mounted on several...

I've had my V1 hardwired and mounted on several bikes. On my '14 GSAW I went with a Techmount handlebar mount below. This one is low, other mounts I've had have extension arm's that have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 368,789
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R12...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-tQnxg2t/0/XL/DSCN0076-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,076
Posted By Mike M
What softtail model is that? I like it,...

What softtail model is that? I like it, bobber-look with big front tire.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By Mike M
I've been searching for a er6i replacement---mine...

I've been searching for a er6i replacement---mine are still fine but a couple of years old and likely to crap out sometime in the near future.

Tried the $199 Shure 315's and they're a great...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11,127
Views: 3,775,681
Posted By Mike M
Few new items added.... ...

Few new items added....

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-Xf9STnQ/1/XL/DSCN0078-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,076
Posted By Mike M
Some days I want different bikes. The S1000R is...

Some days I want different bikes. The S1000R is one I want EVERY day.

Superbike performance, but a real-world machine. Sporting, semi-upright riding position. This bike is on my list.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2,175
Views: 599,733
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/BMWOCSD-Rides/...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/BMWOCSD-Rides/i-5SbcFj8/0/XL/635622684961099611-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 368,789
Posted By Mike M
Black ceramic coated headers re-done and...

Black ceramic coated headers re-done and re-installed. First header, the black coating was damaged during installation. Dealer had them re-coated and put them on free of charge. San Diego BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 368,789
Posted By Mike M
Way to go Rich! Looks good!:clap

Way to go Rich! Looks good!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mike M
I saw those cases and like them but TT says "not...

I saw those cases and like them but TT says "not for GSA model". Thats my problem, there just isn't a mounting system for the 2014 GSA. Mounting brackets for the TT and the Vario's are strictly for...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 275,256
Posted By Mike M
I've got Klim Latitude gear and really love...

I've got Klim Latitude gear and really love everything about it---except the fit of the armor. Was hoping to read here that the Badlands is significantly better. Disappointing to see it's not.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mike M
I really don't want the case mounted in the...

I really don't want the case mounted in the pillion position---and there's not a good mounting option for the GSA luggage rack so the Vario is out.

The BMW aluminum case is taller than I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,076
Posted By Mike M
Nice review, been curious about this one.

Nice review, been curious about this one.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,785
Posted By Mike M
Looks great. Thanks for posting the pics.

Looks great. Thanks for posting the pics.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,284
Posted By Mike M
Anyone Mount a Vario Topcase on a 2014 GSAW?

I'm currently running a soft tailbag for my essentials on day-rides and prefer not to mount the BMW Aluminum side cases unless I'm on a long trip. So I'm thinking of going with a Vario top case on...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 368,789
Posted By Mike M
Rich, the TT gives me a little more room---nicer...

Rich, the TT gives me a little more room---nicer when I pull over to put my gloves and Valentine 1 in it so they're out of sight. Like the Peak bag, it has that nice shock cord on top I use to stuff...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,454
Views: 368,789
Posted By Mike M
Couple of new additions.... Touratech...

Couple of new additions....

Touratech tailbag. Not too big, not to small. I like the way it secures to the GSA OEM rack. Slip on sleeve and cinch down straps in front. Solid as a rock.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-19-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,858
Posted By Mike M
Technically maybe not a dam but a lock alongside...

Technically maybe not a dam but a lock alongside Lake Okeechobee, Florida

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2007-BMW-K1200GT/i-zWtRJfS/0/XL/KGT%20Okechobee%201-XL.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Mike M
I needed to read this. It's true. Going to...

I needed to read this. It's true. Going to transfer the ones I want to YouTube then delete the rest.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,171
Posted By Mike M
Black decals look great. Never liked the cheap...

Black decals look great. Never liked the cheap blue OEM stickers.

Interested in the long term wear of the TKC70's. They look like a much better off-road tread pattern.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 952
Posted By Mike M
Where do you store your GoPro videos?

My growing GoPro videos are using up all the space on my computer. Where are you storing them?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-18-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 123,858
Posted By Mike M
Lake Sutherland and Dam. Near Ramona, CA. ...

Lake Sutherland and Dam. Near Ramona, CA.

Construction of the dam began in 1927 and halted in 1928. Sat for decades due to a battle over water rights before construction resumed in 1952. It was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-18-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 364,725
Posted By Mike M
With some of the BMW Club of San Diego on Old...

With some of the BMW Club of San Diego on Old Julian Hwy not far from Santa Ysabel, CA.

Using less HDR in this pic, just enough to make it pop.
...
Forum: Face plant 03-18-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,608
Posted By Mike M
I lived in SE Florida for 5 years and agree that...

I lived in SE Florida for 5 years and agree that the riding is not very good with most paved roads straight and flat. Its year round riding which is great but the snowbirds crowd the roads in winter....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-14-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11,127
Views: 3,775,681
Posted By Mike M
My last few bikes in their best locations over...

My last few bikes in their best locations over the years....

My current rig, near Borrego Springs, CA

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-pTBCFkc/0/XL/DSCN0027-XL.jpg

The...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By Mike M
I've bought and sold a ton of motorcycle jackets...

I've bought and sold a ton of motorcycle jackets and pants over the years. A couple years back, when I bought the Latitude I did my sizing research by watching the Revzilla videos and reading the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,087
Posted By Mike M
I've been a Corbin guy for a long time because I...

I've been a Corbin guy for a long time because I like the wide seat "bucket" and VERY firm (hard, really) foam. I especially like this one for the GSAW because of it's one-piece design.

Also,...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9,952
Views: 1,684,076
Posted By Mike M
I always liked the K1200R. The K12R Sport was a...

I always liked the K1200R. The K12R Sport was a little ungainly looking but this one looks really nice when balanced off with the CF belly pan, 2 Bros. exhaust, custom seat/cowl and bar-end mirrors....
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