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Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By mwarnick1
I just put the same tire on my bike and...

I just put the same tire on my bike and experienced the same thing. The front seems much more sensitive to bar input and feels like it's not grounded as it used to be. It feels light.

I rode...
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,170
Posted By mwarnick1
Yes please! I have a pig-adventure bike so...

Yes please!

I have a pig-adventure bike so a class for that would be good. I keep telling myself that the true answer is that I need to buy a 'real' dual sport to learn on. So I'd be in on...
Forum: Alaska 09-04-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By mwarnick1
That's something to look forward to! It...

That's something to look forward to!

It would be very tempting to 'fly and ride' this winter.
Forum: Alaska 09-03-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,170
Posted By mwarnick1
A dualsport class in Alaska would really be...

A dualsport class in Alaska would really be exciting! Thanks for working this.
Forum: Alaska 09-03-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the link. I would have missed it...

Thanks for the link. I would have missed it otherwise and was wondering how your trip went. It looks like it was a blast! When do you come back?

Anyone who saw me paddling my bike two up across...
Forum: Alaska 08-29-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By mwarnick1
I hope your trip went well! The ride south was a...

I hope your trip went well! The ride south was a great time. Lots of fun miles and my final drive didn't explode. I passed 50K on the GS so I'm now wondering if that means my FD isn't going to...
Forum: Alaska 08-04-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,276
Posted By mwarnick1
I'm planning on the same type of ride and leaving...

I'm planning on the same type of ride and leaving on Aug 11 or 12.

But I'm not counting the days or getting excited yet of course.... :D
Forum: Alaska 06-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,352
Posted By mwarnick1
I was scared out of eating again at the Caribou...

I was scared out of eating again at the Caribou over 10 years ago but recently went to the Fireweed (same location). They have specials during the week but I haven't tried the specials or the pizza....
Forum: Alaska 06-01-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the confirmation and the help. I...

Thanks for the confirmation and the help. I thought that might be the case.

With 160+ mile round trip, probably a couple trips between McCarthy/Kennicott, and riding two-up, it looks like this...
Forum: Alaska 05-31-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,052
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the pics to get me even more motivated...

Thanks for the pics to get me even more motivated to take the bike there the weekend after D2D.

I've never bought fuel before in McCarthy. Can you confirm if fuel was available in McCarthy and...
Forum: Alaska 02-02-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 18,315
Posted By mwarnick1
This is a graded exercise; do your own work and...

This is a graded exercise; do your own work and do the best you can.

You must list yourself and any other members of your group. How? Easy to do:

1. Scroll to the LAST post!
2. Copy these...
Forum: Alaska 03-21-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By mwarnick1
How comfortable are you with high mileage days?...

How comfortable are you with high mileage days? Some riding history or style information might make the feedback more valuable. If you're a seasoned long distance rider then 20 days is a lot of time...
Forum: Alaska 02-01-2010, 10:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By mwarnick1
Just wanted to throw in a +1 for Greatland. Gary...

Just wanted to throw in a +1 for Greatland. Gary does a great job on custom projects.

Matt
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the 'hand-holding' to get me off the...

Thanks for the 'hand-holding' to get me off the fence on this. I'll get my order in shortly.

This forum ROCKS!

I'd completed rides in the past that would have qualified for Iron-Butt but...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By mwarnick1
HID Pricing and Long Usage with Elect Vest ?'s

Hi,

I've read and re-read all the lighting threads I could find. I have a 2007 GS and want to do the HID upgrade for high and low beams.

I think I've decided on:

DDM 55W Motorcycle HID...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,000
Posted By mwarnick1
I don't have an answer but have the same thing on...

I don't have an answer but have the same thing on my front A-2.

Matt
Forum: Alaska 09-15-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By mwarnick1
Definitely a great trip! Thanks for the...

Definitely a great trip! Thanks for the invitation and for the suspension tip.

Matt
Forum: Alaska 09-14-2009, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By mwarnick1
PM sent. Probably way too late on my part.....

PM sent. Probably way too late on my part.....
Forum: Alaska 07-31-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the help. We're going Sunday to look...

Thanks for the help. We're going Sunday to look at a used Buell Blast. We'll see how it goes.

Getting a starter bike will take the pressure off her finding the 'perfect' bike and give her time...
Forum: Alaska 07-29-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By mwarnick1
Hello Ben, I sent you a PM but I'm not sure...

Hello Ben,

I sent you a PM but I'm not sure if you got it or not. Please disregard the PM request to view the bike. After additional consideration and research by my wife she thinks this bike...
Forum: Alaska 07-27-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By mwarnick1
Any leads on a starter bike for my wife in Anch/Valley?

Hi,

My wife (with absolutely no prodding on my part) decided to get her motorcycle license. She now has around 10 hours of riding time on a bike at the ABATE classes.

Does anyone have a lead...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2009, 11:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,368
Posted By mwarnick1
Yep. These aren't quite round. 'Slightly...

Yep. These aren't quite round. 'Slightly irregular' might be the best description.

What kind of issues are you thinking of?

Thanks,

Matt
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2009, 09:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,368
Posted By mwarnick1
My wife had a spare 2 pound bag of poly-pellets...

My wife had a spare 2 pound bag of poly-pellets that I think I'll try.. If anyone has thoughts on using these please let me know. The pellets are smaller than air-soft but larger than dyna beads.
...
Forum: Alaska 01-13-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the help! Looks like I'll try...

Thanks for the help!

Looks like I'll try the June trip this year. Hopefully I won't come back with stories about the bugs, the rain, and the crowds.

Late May has previously been great with...
Forum: Alaska 01-12-2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By mwarnick1
May versus June - Camping in Canada? Alcan, Cassiar, etc

Hi,

For the past couple years I left for a loop ride from Anchorage down through Canada/L48 looping primarily down and up the Alcan and Cassiar.

I never had a problem getting a campsite in...
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By mwarnick1
Weird. It appears that the link is no longer...

Weird. It appears that the link is no longer working for comments. It worked yesterday.....
Forum: Alaska 07-10-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for posting comments to the fed site! This...

Thanks for posting comments to the fed site! This is a great opportunity for some positive change.

I believe this would be a done deal if the stall tactics weren't being used (but that's just a...
Forum: Alaska 07-09-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,158
Posted By mwarnick1
Here's some info on the current push to allow...

Here's some info on the current push to allow carry in Nat'l Parks. Please take the time to comment. This is a very important freedom issue.

The info below was snipped from a NRA alert. In a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 539
Posted By mwarnick1
Great timing on the post. My low beam went at 14K...

Great timing on the post. My low beam went at 14K miles. Interestingly enough it was the first time I've ridden in the dusk so I had to use the high beam for the last 2 hours.

Usually if there's...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By mwarnick1
Free camping location at Christina Lake (over by...

Free camping location at Christina Lake (over by the picnic tables). I only took four pictures on the entire trip so I don't have many shots to choose from.
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By mwarnick1
Lake Louise photo:

Lake Louise photo:
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By mwarnick1
Talking Alaska to Canada, Idaho, Washington and then Back North

Just got back from a fabulous trip south. Here's the data

Bike: 2007 BMW 1200 GS
Leave Anchorage: Friday May 23, 2008
Arrive Anchorage: Monday June 2, 2008

Day 1: Anchorage, AK to a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2008, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By mwarnick1
My horn makes me feel like an idiot whenever I...

My horn makes me feel like an idiot whenever I have my tank bag on. A slow speed hard turn to the left and the horn button hits the side of the tank bag.

I always get the looks like "why is that...
Forum: Alaska 05-07-2008, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,761
Posted By mwarnick1
I'm starting to feel like I'm heading the wrong...

I'm starting to feel like I'm heading the wrong way! I'll be heading SOUTH out of Alaska leaving May 23rd. Make sure to wave at the 1200 and 650 GS riding together.

:D

Matt
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2008, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!
Forum: Alaska 05-02-2008, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By mwarnick1
Hyder-Seek Anyone?

Hi,

I'm planning on a couple weeks on the bike in late May/early June. I'll point it south and see what happens.

I could try to make it into Hyder on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. I can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,352
Posted By mwarnick1
[quote=Larry Krupa] But yesterday I was at a...

[quote=Larry Krupa] But yesterday I was at a Starbucks in downtown Atlanta, and it was very busy. quote]

I sure hope the non-BMW guys don't find this thread!

:wink:

Matt

(double...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,226
Posted By mwarnick1
I drilled a sparkplug socket so that I could...

I drilled a sparkplug socket so that I could stick the extender through the inside of the socket. In that way I wouldn't have to run the extender through the axle and could still use my torque...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By mwarnick1
Thanks! I figured there must be a better (okay, I...

Thanks! I figured there must be a better (okay, I really meant 'cheaper') way.

In my younger days I would have just wrenched the damn thing out of there and would now be posting "How do I replace...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,587
Posted By mwarnick1
Which spark plug removal tool? Any alternatives?

Hi,

I used the built in search tool and yahoo but can't find the answer to a question that MUST have been discussed here before.

On a 1200GS, what's the recommended spark plug wire removal...
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