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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,676
Posted By Mike M
I'm also hearing/feeling the "thunk" on abrupt...

I'm also hearing/feeling the "thunk" on abrupt bumps on road and off. I can feel it in the foot pegs and coming from the center stand or rear shock?

Going in for my 6K service soon and will see...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-29-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mike M
Don't want to use a headset and not wanting to...

Don't want to use a headset and not wanting to talk on the phone. Simply would like to see on the Nav V screen who is calling in. That way if its important, I can stop and call back.

I'm using my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-29-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mike M
I heard that was the issue. No Scala or headset...

I heard that was the issue. No Scala or headset device, just my iPhone I want to pair to the Nav V.

Heard it doesn't want to stay connected to iPhone unless there's a Scala or similar.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-28-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By Mike M
Why Won't my iPhone Bluetooth Pair up with my GSAW Navigator V??

I'm sure it's been discussed. I don't want to hold phone conversations while riding but I do listen to my iTunes music library on my iPhone. I keep the phone in my breast pocket and when it rings,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 957,826
Posted By Mike M
Man, you even went out and bought a matching...

Man, you even went out and bought a matching ladder!

Great looking sled. Always liked the yeller one.
Forum: Road warriors 10-28-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,973
Posted By Mike M
I always liked the Roadster but the new...

I always liked the Roadster but the new one------I may have to get one! A naked bike has got to be really quick with the LC engine.
...
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 844
Views: 126,621
Posted By Mike M
White does look great. Love to see one with...

White does look great. Love to see one with gloss or matte black body panels someday. It'd look like a stealth bomber!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-26-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 165,817
Posted By Mike M
I'd love to have a K1300R! Yours looks very nice!

I'd love to have a K1300R! Yours looks very nice!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By Mike M
Interesting, mine is fine set in the low...

Interesting, mine is fine set in the low position. Also a 34" inseam, knees are bent but they are well below my hip height. I'd say the corbin in the low position works well for my size/height...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,850
Posted By Mike M
I live in San Diego and you'll be riding the...

I live in San Diego and you'll be riding the entire distance on the freeways on the lane stripes. Just watch for lane changers! It will get much better as you get south of Long Beach.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,850
Posted By Mike M
Wrestled with the GS/GSA decision. Had a GSA on...

Wrestled with the GS/GSA decision. Had a GSA on order that was weeks away and there were a few GS models on the showroom so I was tempted to pull the trigger on one.

But in the end, comparing...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 21,988
Posted By Mike M
I had my BMW Accessory Rallye seat redone by...

I had my BMW Accessory Rallye seat redone by Renazco but while I was waiting for it, I found a Corbin that I bought here from another inmate.

I love the seat, as you can see, its wider and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,486
Posted By Mike M
It is in my book. I really like the one piece...

It is in my book. I really like the one piece design.

Only complaint:

It only latches in front so there's no "peg" that latches the back. Before it "settled" after riding on it for a while,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,486
Posted By Mike M
I love the BMW 55L softbag for weekend rides,...

I love the BMW 55L softbag for weekend rides, especially when I'm doing some off road riding. Otherwise, if I'm heading on a longer trip, I put on the side cases. Truth is, the 55L can do everything...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,973
Posted By Mike M
I agree that many people buy a bike with a...

I agree that many people buy a bike with a particular purpose and begin changing the riding position with risers, raising pegs and adding a larger windscreen to create a quiet air pocket, they end up...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 32,973
Posted By Mike M
I love my GSAW but the RS and R look terrific. ...

I love my GSAW but the RS and R look terrific. Bravo BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 464,580
Posted By Mike M
The seat is tits :wink:... ...

The seat is tits :wink:...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-SNnRg74/1/L/image-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,553
Views: 464,580
Posted By Mike M
It is a Wolfman. The Peak bag. Fits the stock...

It is a Wolfman. The Peak bag. Fits the stock GSAW rack like it was made for it. Carries everything I need for a day ride. Cyclepump and tire gauge, 1st aid kit, owner manual, toolkit, tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 961
Views: 215,467
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R12...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-337xrFv/0/L/56039492-20141005_Palomar%2BMountain_0642-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,486
Posted By Mike M
The Large BMW Softbag has really great attachment...

The Large BMW Softbag has really great attachment straps with quick release clips. I used to have Vario's but when I was off-road they shook like hell. Never came off but I worried they might...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-09-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 294,574
Posted By Mike M
It's one pic toned. Using some unsophisticated...

It's one pic toned. Using some unsophisticated software---but still having fun doing it!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-08-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 294,574
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R12...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-cGJtbhC/0/XL/55942896-20141005_Palomar%2BMountain_0645-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,743
Posted By Mike M
Haven't been an Anakee guy in the past but the...

Haven't been an Anakee guy in the past but the III's that came on my 2014 GSA grip the road very well in the twists and perform well on hardpack and gravel. Noisy? Haven't noticed.

I'm going to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,486
Posted By Mike M
Forgot to mention auxiliary lights. A must have. ...

Forgot to mention auxiliary lights. A must have. For me lighting up the night is a bonus, I add lights more to BE seen than TO see. I happy with the OEM LED's that came on my GSA.

I had a set of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,486
Posted By Mike M
I've owned a number of GS's---and as a good GS...

I've owned a number of GS's---and as a good GS owner, hung a lot of accessories on them. Even though I have the GSA, the accessories I've added translate to the standard GS too.

This go-round,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,863
Posted By Mike M
I always preferred to ride without it because I...

I always preferred to ride without it because I thought it looked nice---showed off the single-sided swing arm.

My current GSA? Left it on. :brow
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 609
Posted By Mike M
Do you have any pics of your CB on the GSAW? ...

Do you have any pics of your CB on the GSAW? Love to see it.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,748
Posted By Mike M
Good on you! I don't have the tools or...

Good on you!

I don't have the tools or skills to gut the cat as you did but was thinking about getting a Remus or Akrapovic header without the cat convertor. Just slow to pony-up 600 beans to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,494
Posted By Mike M
You make the determination... Post number...

You make the determination...

Post number 111 has a video comparison between stock (GSW) and the Akrapovic.

I agree the previous generation GS exhaust sounded sedate but this new WC sounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,494
Posted By Mike M
Very nice. This is the first time I haven't...

Very nice.

This is the first time I haven't gone with an aftermarket exhaust---only because my 2014 GSA has a great sounding stock setup and I just can't justify the $$$.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,080
Posted By Mike M
I may try it... Hey, is that an old Plymouth...

I may try it...

Hey, is that an old Plymouth Barracuda in your garage?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,080
Posted By Mike M
Been considering this for my white GSAW. was...

Been considering this for my white GSAW. was thinking a wrap rather than paint so there is no overspray problems. How much disassembly did you have to do to spray plasti-dip? Any pics of the job?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-26-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 294,574
Posted By Mike M
The shots of Devils Tower reminds me of when I...

The shots of Devils Tower reminds me of when I was there on my LT in 2007...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-R9dnvDN/0/XL/Black%20Hills%202007%20029-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,364
Posted By Mike M
Man, I wrestled with the GS/GSA dilemma. I owned...

Man, I wrestled with the GS/GSA dilemma. I owned a GS standard and GSA in the past and enjoyed the hell out of the standard GS. I kept it light and didn't weigh it down with heavy accessories and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,494
Posted By Mike M
I put Remus and Akra systems on my 2 other...

I put Remus and Akra systems on my 2 other R1200GS's I owned. Didn't add a Power Commander. I put them on because I liked the sound and how they looked. From the seat of my pants I thought I got...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-17-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,805
Views: 294,574
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-3RH5PvB/0/XL/55527755-DSC_3291-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 957,826
Posted By Mike M
Another favorite... Running along the border...

Another favorite...

Running along the border on Campo Road (94) southeast of San Diego...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-qhQFRkv/0/L/55527755-DSC_3291-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By Mike M
Nice looking Stelvio. Like the Corbin with orange...

Nice looking Stelvio. Like the Corbin with orange welts.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By Mike M
It does give you a bit more front to back room.

It does give you a bit more front to back room.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 165,817
Posted By Mike M
Alton, IL along the Mississippi River, just...

Alton, IL along the Mississippi River, just across from St. Louis.

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-VnSrvFB/0/XL/photo%206-XL.jpg
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