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Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6,529
Views: 2,914,131
Posted By michdave
Let's see your Man Castle

So many awesome shops. I love this thread. Mine is a work in progress...but it's getting there. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 866
Posted By michdave
Broken rear caliper

Did I see a busted spoke hanging off the wheel in that third picture? It sure looks like it.

As far as your question about the ABS, Being that you have a wheel speed sensor, I would bet that you...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-23-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By michdave
Copy that. I've looked at it on the map, but...

Copy that. I've looked at it on the map, but never to closely. I normally just go out to the GW.

Thank you for the heads-up.


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-22-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 190
Posted By michdave
George Wash. NF Ride on April 29th

Good morning folks,

I didn't want to post this in any specific region's thread because I know a lot of folks around here ride in the GWNF.

Work owes me a day off and gave me the 29th of April...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Cheap insurance though! That would make giving it...

Cheap insurance though! That would make giving it a tug a lot easier.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-19-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
That's pretty ingenious right there! ...

That's pretty ingenious right there!


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
That's awesome looking Blaster Sent from...

That's awesome looking Blaster


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Yeah GonFern! I also made the transition from...

Yeah GonFern! I also made the transition from sport to Adv bikes. It's a pretty decent compromise I think. A lot of them still handle the curves very good and the option to hit the trails is...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-14-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Maybe, possibly,... LOL I had a few friends...

Maybe, possibly,... LOL I had a few friends who were on board and then they started falling out like flies. An old friend back home in Michigan said he's planning on going, but has still yet to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-13-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
That might be an awesome plan for the tank bag! ...

That might be an awesome plan for the tank bag!


And that Rally sounds awesome! I'm headed out west in July to tackle the CODBR/UTBDR and possibly part of the AZBDR if time permits, but I think...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
That sounds like it would have been worth making...

That sounds like it would have been worth making it too. I remember seeing the a flyer or email from Morton's, but I guess it slipped my mind and I never signed up. Fail on my behalf. I need to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-12-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Off subject Blurp... Not sure if anyone has...

Off subject Blurp...

Not sure if anyone has used these, but if not, they're worth the $6 off of Amazon (ok, really $11 after shipping). But the NatGeo maps of the GW National Forest and...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,920,560
Posted By michdave
Haha. I've actually had a lot of that gear for a...

Haha. I've actually had a lot of that gear for a long time; back from my backpacking and Jeeping days. I had to pick up that tent after I tried buying a cheap Eureka that failed to be water proof on...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,920,560
Posted By michdave
Haha. Yup, I need my coffee cup. For the little...

Haha. Yup, I need my coffee cup. For the little space it takes, I'll carry it. Plus I use a coffee dripper, so I can boil 2cups of water in a minute and have enough for breakfast and coffee.

The...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,920,560
Posted By michdave
Yeah, I need to get come compression sacks. This...

Yeah, I need to get come compression sacks. This was just the first time I pulled it all apart and tried fitting the poles in the cases.


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Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,920,560
Posted By michdave
Ok. Well, they're not on the bike, but everyone...

Ok. Well, they're not on the bike, but everyone has seen these installed on a GS.
I'm planning some trips this summer so I started practicing packing all my gear. The panniers are Globescouts....
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
No worries at all. I like that little park; it's...

No worries at all. I like that little park; it's a nice place to bring the dogs for swimming and playing. I'm surprised they would turn away a volunteer! They made it sound like no one volunteers...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-23-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Totally random and off subject. But a win for...

Totally random and off subject. But a win for SoMD (IMO).

My fiancé and I volunteer cleaning up parks around the area. My most frequented area is Chapel Point State Park. I was down there today...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 998
Posted By michdave
Don't quote me to this, because I'm new to the...

Don't quote me to this, because I'm new to the BMW world, but it almost sounds like an air leak on the intake side; perhaps a loose throttle body boot? Or a missing/loose evap hose (or that little...
Forum: Americas 03-02-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,529
Posted By michdave
Have you rode around the George Washington...

Have you rode around the George Washington National Forest? I'm in SoMD, and ride out to get my off-roading in. I don't remember much sand, but I've only ridden out there twice in the few months...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,691
Posted By michdave
Great report!! I did Black Bear Pass a few...

Great report!! I did Black Bear Pass a few years back, but in a 4-door Jeep. It was a little butt-puckering going down those steps in a caged vehicle, I bet the big'ol GSA was even more so!
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,920,560
Posted By michdave
335765

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Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,920,560
Posted By michdave
Sorry to just pop in (I'll get a pic of my...

Sorry to just pop in (I'll get a pic of my camping set up soon) but in regards to camping pillows; we bought two of these when someone gave us a gift card, and they're awesome.
...
Forum: Americas 02-15-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By michdave
Hi Smitty, I wish I could say yes to...

Hi Smitty,

I wish I could say yes to this right now! A few friends and I were planning a similar trip around the same time, but they're falling out like flies....already. If they all fall...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,348
Views: 1,124,653
Posted By michdave
335219 Not bad for a phone pic...

335219

Not bad for a phone pic...
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,144
Posted By michdave
I can't say much about those I haven't ridden,...

I can't say much about those I haven't ridden, but I did own a Hyperstrada for a year before selling it because I had so many issues.

At 6'1, the seat keeps you planted in place and after about...
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,416
Posted By michdave
What's not to understand? There are routine...

What's not to understand? There are routine maintenance items on a machine. In this case, inspection the driveshaft and engine output shafts is one of them. The drive shaft, similar to chain and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,416
Posted By michdave
This thread had gotten pretty interesting. I...

This thread had gotten pretty interesting. I can't really contest to either being more reliable than the other based on the 2 Ducatis that I've owned and the one BMW. The first Duc was an S2R...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-08-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Thanks Dynamick!

Thanks Dynamick!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-08-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Reliable camera shop near by?

Good morning everyone,

Does anyone here dabble in photography? I'm not huge into it, but I regularly carry my DSLR on me and after 3-4 years of abuse (I used to be big into Jeeping) in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 53,010
Posted By michdave
No. It's deemed just the "prototype" is what I...

No. It's deemed just the "prototype" is what I read.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 53,010
Posted By michdave
I'm limited to one image still, but the linkable...

I'm limited to one image still, but the linkable has some more of the prototype.

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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 53,010
Posted By michdave
http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/honda-africa...

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/honda-africa-twin-prototype/#more-76326

There ya go!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,386
Posted By michdave
Hey Biglz, I've got an 08 GSA with a the...

Hey Biglz,

I've got an 08 GSA with a the standard height Sergeant saddle. It came on the bike when I purchased it, so I can't compare it to the stocker. But I'm located in southern Maryland (La...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 10-24-2014, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Southern Maryland Adventure Riders

That Yamaha is sick! What is the point of moving the exhaust lower though on these rally bikes? It seems like it would make them even more vulnerable in a crash.

Perhaps the added tank in place...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Jumping in here... I agree. When I bought...

Jumping in here...


I agree. When I bought my new to me 2008 GSA, I wanted to throughly go through the machine to check how it was maintained. Literally, I had the bike "split" in less time then...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Still going regardless of the rain? I was...

Still going regardless of the rain? I was wondering of they'd canx it?


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Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
I think I'm going to go for it. I was planning on...

I think I'm going to go for it. I was planning on a weekend trip/camping in the George Washington Nat. Forest, but work is sending me away either Sunday or Monday for a few days and I got "the look"...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-09-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Thanks gastone for all the info! Looks like I'll...

Thanks gastone for all the info! Looks like I'll point the bike in that direction this weekend.

And thanks everyone for the welcome and tips. I'll keep an eye on the board and we'll try making...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-08-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12,544
Views: 513,562
Posted By michdave
Hi everyone! I've been lurking here awhile and...

Hi everyone! I've been lurking here awhile and just wanted to check in. (Not to change the subject by any means, just wanted to introduce myself)

I moved to Southern MD (La Plata) back in Dec. I...
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