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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,771
Posted By Mike M
Should be getting the Renazco Seat I had them...

Should be getting the Renazco Seat I had them build for my 2014 GSAW (sent them my accessory BMW Rallye 1-piece seat). I have high hopes for it---heard great things about James Renazco and his work....
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 04:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 742
Posted By Mike M
I've added Remus headers and exhaust cans in the...

I've added Remus headers and exhaust cans in the past. Now with my 2014 GSA I don't see the need to change out the canister---the stocker has a nice exhaust note (my main reason for the aftermarket...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,534
Posted By Mike M
Interesting discussion. I like adding...

Interesting discussion. I like adding electronics (lights, hard-wire radar detector, etc.) so have always added an auxiliary fuse block----and wired the socket directly to it so I could run my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,635
Posted By Mike M
I know lots of folks looking for a quiet pocket...

I know lots of folks looking for a quiet pocket of air. I liked the short Cee Bailey screen on mine in the warm weather months. Clean air with little turbulence and still could raise it if it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 439,965
Posted By Mike M
Using the new GSA for its intended purpose. One...

Using the new GSA for its intended purpose. One of them anyway---this is such a great motorcycle, I'm not sure where it's better---on or off road. Truth is, who cares?

Here on graded dirt and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 173,263
Posted By Mike M
From yesterday, graded dirt and gravel Buffalo...

From yesterday, graded dirt and gravel Buffalo Creek Road near Julian, CA and Memorial along Palomar Mountain (mountains outside San Diego).
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-16-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By Mike M
Traffic around Teton NP and Yellowstone NP on August Weekdays

I'm taking a quick trip up to Jackson Hole for some meetings in the next couple of days (August 18-19) and am renting an RT for a couple of day rides. I'll be riding Monday and Tuesday after...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,635
Posted By Mike M
Hondo, I changed out both the K1200 and K1600...

Hondo, I changed out both the K1200 and K1600 stock screens. Both were flimsy and neither one did what I wanted.

I had 2 Cee Bailey screens for each machine. Not a bad investment, I sold the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,958
Posted By Mike M
A bike, a car, a truck, a house... Worth...

A bike, a car, a truck, a house...

Worth what someone is willing to pay.

Personally, I like it. Keep the values of our bikes high. Easier to sell and get the latest and greatest.

Have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 897,980
Posted By Mike M
Overlooking the Mississippi River valley.... ...

Overlooking the Mississippi River valley....

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-gb98pj6/0/XL/photo%203-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,635
Posted By Mike M
GT Heaven. Owned a K1200GT and then a K1600GT. ...

GT Heaven. Owned a K1200GT and then a K1600GT. Both fantastic machines, and great looking too---especially in a blur when they passed at speed.

Ugly?----your mama's ugly! :lol3
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 11,958
Posted By Mike M
I've been in the car business for years and one...

I've been in the car business for years and one thing never changes---a nice example brings all the money. Same is true for GS's. A prime GS with low miles is priced accordingly, and it goes down...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,031
Posted By Mike M
I have the Touratech one piece radiator screens...

I have the Touratech one piece radiator screens and pushed hard through the Mojave from Palm Springs to San Diego with no problems. In my case running at high speed for hours straight with plenty...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,176
Posted By Mike M
There is no shortage of "dissertation" of...

There is no shortage of "dissertation" of aftermarket exhausts on this forum. In fact, ad nauseum.

My thinking is for each person to what they want.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,176
Posted By Mike M
Had many BMW machines with Remus exhaust systems....

Had many BMW machines with Remus exhaust systems.

This time with my new GSAW, I decided its exhaust note is nice with the stock can (plus, I like how it looks). However, I will switch out the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Mike M
I've gone through the accessories phase---billet...

I've gone through the accessories phase---billet covers for this, carbon fiber that. My new GSA has had only things that have some real value to me. I happen to like the removable gas cap. No need...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 97,100
Posted By Mike M
Did mean S1000R. Fixed

Did mean S1000R. Fixed
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 678
Views: 97,100
Posted By Mike M
Bmw S1000R

How's the S1000r for long-legged riders?

Always wanted one but haven't been able to fit on them too well. I'm 6'1" with a 35" inseam.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Mike M
Rizoma cap is nice, $230 is too stiff for me....

Rizoma cap is nice, $230 is too stiff for me. :wink:

The Slingshot cap I pictured above cost about $50.00. Slingshot has a nicer quarter-turn cap for about $100. But not for LC GS yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Mike M
Twist off Fuel Cap available for 2014 GSA?

Had a black billet gas cap from Slingshot Racing on my 2009 GS and 2012 K1600GT.

Does anyone make them for the LC GS's yet?
...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,008
Posted By Mike M
Wolfman Peak Tailbag. $110. Holds more than...

Wolfman Peak Tailbag. $110.

Holds more than you think and if needed, expands another 3 inches up top. Plus shock-cord for strapping things to it---just in case. I keep my cycle pump, tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,673
Posted By Mike M
With my 2006 R1200GS, I switched the stock...

With my 2006 R1200GS, I switched the stock suspension out at 10K and went to Ohlins. I took the time to make sure that were setup properly and sprung for my weight.

It was the single best...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,499
Posted By Mike M
Since you like your FirstGear Kilimanjaro, you'll...

Since you like your FirstGear Kilimanjaro, you'll probably like the FG HT Overpants that match it. Made to be worn over your jeans with full length zippers on the sides so easy to get in and out of....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By Mike M
I think he was referencing the painted panel...

I think he was referencing the painted panel removal. I'll need to remove the black plastics also to get at the entire tank.

Great pics, thanks very much! Any further pics removing the black...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By Mike M
Renazco Seat - Vinyl Cover

I've ordered a Renazco seat from Jim and Sonia. Never had one before--- a long wait (3 months) but so many happy customers can't be wrong!

My BMW GSA LC Rallye seat (solo one-piece) is set to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,771
Posted By Mike M
The one issue with one-piece Corbin is that they...

The one issue with one-piece Corbin is that they are not adjustable for height. It still works for me because of my 35" inseam.

I did have the carbon fiber leather on one of mine, never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,771
Posted By Mike M
I'm a Corbin guy. Absolutely love the one-piece...

I'm a Corbin guy. Absolutely love the one-piece design---I had a one-piece Corbin on my 2003 GSA.

I'd be ordering one RIGHT NOW except since it took so long to come out, I couldn't wait and...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 122,607
Posted By Mike M
Sold my 2009 GSA that I had your tank decals...

Sold my 2009 GSA that I had your tank decals on----black/silver first, then went with all black.

Now got the 2014 GSA in white and don't really care for the blue "R1200" on the beak. Love to have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,030
Posted By Mike M
Removing Plastics to Expose Aluminum Tank on '14 GSA

Looking to remove the various panels on my 2014 GSA so I can wrap the aluminum fuel tank as another inmate did (see below).

Can anyone walk me through it?
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,613
Views: 266,189
Posted By Mike M
Prep and install accessories on my new GSA... ...

Prep and install accessories on my new GSA...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-FvRLqN8/0/L/photo%201-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 173,263
Posted By Mike M
Watchin' the river flow... ...

Watchin' the river flow...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-ZGbHrFL/0/L/IMG_1801-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By Mike M
Call me vain but I bought the grey and returned...

Call me vain but I bought the grey and returned it for the black. Don't like the grimey look---but hey, that's me.

When my black Latitude gets dirty I hang it outside by the garage, hose it down...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,083
Posted By Mike M
Man, reading that makes me puke a little. :puke1

Man, reading that makes me puke a little. :puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mike M
Can't say the GSA ran "bad". Just some...

Can't say the GSA ran "bad". Just some pre-ignition pinging when pulling away from a stop and a little noisy when decelerating. Otherwise, performed as expected.

So much better now, going to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mike M
Don't think I buy what your dealer told you.... ...

Don't think I buy what your dealer told you....

It was Shell premium I filled up with when my GSA started running better. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,342
Posted By Mike M
Bad Gas

Living in Saint Louis, I bought a 2014 GSA and after the 600 miles service, I ended up getting a great new job in San Diego. I had a couple of weeks to get there so I rode the 850 miles on I-70 from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,177
Views: 217,389
Posted By Mike M
I'd like to be able to bump the wonderwheel on my...

I'd like to be able to bump the wonderwheel on my 14 GSA and pull up the trip computer. Now I have to go to touch screen and scroll down.

Low skill question compared to the ones in this thread��
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By Mike M
When I called Renazco, they weren't very...

When I called Renazco, they weren't very receptive to doing GS 2 piece seats. In this case, they were willing to do my 1 piece BMW Rallye seat. Everything I've heard about them has been positive. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,556
Posted By Mike M
I've never been able to make it with the stock...

I've never been able to make it with the stock seat on any BMW. My 2014 GSA seat is no exception.

I just rode from St. Louis to San Diego (2000 miles in 5 days) with the front in high, back in...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 87,773
Posted By Mike M
Here's my street review. I really like the...

Here's my street review. I really like the Latitude. It's great mid-priced piece of kit.

I just rode across I70 from St. Louis to Denver some 850 miles with only stops for gas and lunch. Got...
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