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Forum: Americas 07-15-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By a.c.s.
COBDR - Windscreen or not?

I'm riding out from Michigan to Colorado Springs to hook up on the COBDR around Telluride.

Usually when I ride dirt (ie Michigan Sand), I pull off the windscreen to save myself the trouble of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 338
Posted By a.c.s.
You're within specs, so you could call it good....

You're within specs, so you could call it good. Since I can behave like a person with OCD, I tried my best to get all intake and exhaust clearances to be as close to each other as possible, all at...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,211
Posted By a.c.s.
If you're talking about the Aluminum Adventure...

If you're talking about the Aluminum Adventure cases, they are JUNK! They may as well be Chinese JUNK.

If you take your bike offroad, I would not suggest them. Look at them the wrong way and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By a.c.s.
LOL. Spend your money and see how much further...

LOL. Spend your money and see how much further down the trail you'll get than someone who didn't.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Disaster averted. Flat repaired. On out way to...

Disaster averted. Flat repaired. On out way to Betsie river camp.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Lots of mud... But now we have a flat. Gotta run...

Lots of mud... But now we have a flat. Gotta run the wheel down to the next has station. Bummer.

Stuck at us131 and 19 mile rd.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/21/a9u7ajam.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/21/a9u7ajam.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Rain rain rain... Just south of hardy dam now,...

Rain rain rain... Just south of hardy dam now, will soon be in the powerline trails and through Manistee NF.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Damn... Coming in on BMW's - three of us. ...

Damn... Coming in on BMW's - three of us.

Got a call back from them and it'll be $18/camper. The best they'd do is $16.60/camper if a dozen people showed.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 934
Posted By a.c.s.
How about WD-40? Works great at removing road tar.

How about WD-40? Works great at removing road tar.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
I'm still planning on being there. Leaving Friday...

I'm still planning on being there. Leaving Friday morning and riding up through Manistee state Forest. Talked to Mark at Betsie River Campground and everything is good to go, but he has to call me...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-07-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By a.c.s.
My buddy, I'm certain, has the dirtiest GSA in...

My buddy, I'm certain, has the dirtiest GSA in Ann Arbor (it's yellow). But, if you're talking about the black 1150gs that's normally behind Taubman, I know which bike you're talking about. I used to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-21-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Looks good. I'm in Hawaii now, so I'll call them...

Looks good. I'm in Hawaii now, so I'll call them next week when I'm back to find out if they are connected to the trail system.

Thanks - acs
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
A good standby is Wild Bill's since it is...

A good standby is Wild Bill's since it is definitely connected to the trail system.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-20-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Any suggestions on a campground? I'm thinking a...

Any suggestions on a campground? I'm thinking a State Forest Campground like Schecks: http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/Details.aspx?id=583&type=SFCG
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By a.c.s.
Thanks for the explanation. I just changed my FD...

Thanks for the explanation. I just changed my FD and gear oil. I'll give the moly a shot - my gearbox feels a little clunky, but I filled with 75w-90.

Prices aren't too bad either.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
I can tell you're not married...

I can tell you're not married...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Nice - riding season I'd finally here. I don't...

Nice - riding season I'd finally here. I don't expect this event to be the badass party that Ryan puts on. Just riding and having good times in the evenings.

In terms of a date, I just chose a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Yoopers are always needed ;)

Yoopers are always needed ;)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
Good times in the sand there!

Good times in the sand there!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By a.c.s.
Place this post into the holy scriptures of the...

Place this post into the holy scriptures of the 100 posts every GS rider should read! Thanks for the summary.

Def - could you give us details on how much molybdenum disulfide you add (oz, ml,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
If there is anyone I would want to be there, it...

If there is anyone I would want to be there, it is you Doug.

Done deal!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,693
Posted By a.c.s.
2014 Northern Michigan Adventure Rally

Let's do this.

June 20-22.

Fire roads, ORV trails, and lots of sand.

Location - Thompsonville MI - Campsite TBD. Hopefully Wild Bill is open to hosting us. We'll leave this open for now -...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By a.c.s.
This was my solution before, except with a tank...

This was my solution before, except with a tank bag. I just hate batteries!

I'll have to get my hands on the dual battery go pro charger... I can't keep up with the pace of the video charging one...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By a.c.s.
That's what I'm going for - all the same...

That's what I'm going for - all the same clearances... It's just one intake valve that's going to be slightly off from the others.

Ex R upper 0.36mm
Ex R lower 0.36mm
Ex L upper 0.36mm
Ex L...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By a.c.s.
While I'm almost done, my riding buddies are just...

While I'm almost done, my riding buddies are just beginning. I don't want to make them invest in a system that isn't the best for what they need, just because it's what I use... It's a tough...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By a.c.s.
Sorry to hear about your starcom troubles. BT...

Sorry to hear about your starcom troubles. BT seems like the way of the future, but I hate having to charge batteries along the way - it's one more thing to deal with on top of GoPro batteries...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By a.c.s.
2014 - Intercom, 2-way Radio, Blutooth Phone and Music

So what does it all it 2014?

What system can integrate a rider/passenger intercom, FRS/GMRS 2-way radio, Blutooth music and cell phone connection all in one?

So far, Starcom1 seems to be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By a.c.s.
You are correct Jim. I looks like the K1200 and...

You are correct Jim. I looks like the K1200 and K1300 both share the cam head semi-sphere valve shims. Unfortunately they share the same part numbers and 0.5mm increments.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By a.c.s.
I'll have to give a call back to the dealer. A...

I'll have to give a call back to the dealer. A box of donuts may in order...

It is definitely splitting hairs at this point as I can get all of my clearances in spec with 0.05mm increment of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,207
Posted By a.c.s.
Semi-Sphere Valve Shims only in 0.05mm increments - Camhead

I'm trying to get all the valves on my '13 GSA to the same clearance values, but I'm running into a situation I was not expecting. Shims from the factory run in 0.025mm increments, but BMW only sells...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 894
Posted By a.c.s.
Check out the 1 star reviews and you'll quickly...

Check out the 1 star reviews and you'll quickly find out why $18 is too much. You get what you pay for.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 828
Posted By a.c.s.
Turn the throttle all the way open and crank it...

Turn the throttle all the way open and crank it until it starts. Had the SE problem last year. Thank me when it starts ;)
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,716
Posted By a.c.s.
Nice work! I have a friend who has been beating...

Nice work! I have a friend who has been beating the piss out of his 2011... It'll eventually need the same kind of love.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By a.c.s.
30k on two GSA's... 35-36mpg is definitely the...

30k on two GSA's... 35-36mpg is definitely the higher end of my average.

I know, by my own experiments and observations, how people get 45mpg. They don't speed! It surprises me that anyone can...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-28-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 50,244
Posted By a.c.s.
That's awesome! Do you have a website or email...

That's awesome! Do you have a website or email list for it?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-27-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 716
Views: 50,244
Posted By a.c.s.
You've been missed at Bivuac... The rider's...

You've been missed at Bivuac... The rider's discount is long forgotten :(
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,606
Posted By a.c.s.
40mpg+ only happens if you keep the RPM's low -...

40mpg+ only happens if you keep the RPM's low - you definitely don't hit the rev limiter... I suspect high MPG is limited to the "non-bold" variety of pilots.

To the OP, I've found similar numbers...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-19-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,042
Posted By a.c.s.
Any word on the resurrection of this Rally?

Any word on the resurrection of this Rally?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,275
Posted By a.c.s.
Manistee National Forest Powerline Trails......

Manistee National Forest Powerline Trails... Sandy trails are never a good place find yourself riding a Tourance.

http://i915.photobucket.com/albums/ac352/andrewsamann/IMG_0828.jpg...
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