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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 07:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,621
Posted By mikegc
Taking Momma Home

From the photo you posted, it looks like your mother had a fine sense of humor. I think she'll enjoy spending a little time with you. I lost my mom about a year ago, too, and feel certain this will...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 348,096
Posted By mikegc
show us a picture of your GS LIGHTS, please

With the '13 & '14 machines with LED lights, CANbus 3 integrates with the OEM wiring so no external on/off switch is needed. If you have the OEM GPS option, the "wonder wheel" acts as the rheostat. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 348,096
Posted By mikegc
show us a picture of your GS LIGHTS, please

Finally got my Kristas installed with the CANbus 3. Clearwater has a winner with that little gadget:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Krista-Project/i-pwgczrP/0/XL/APR_0707-XL.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 17,730
Posted By mikegc
Alaska 2014: Hotel Budget Zero

Great ride report!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 898,260
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

All I can say is "Wow! Great pics, clintonl. I'm envious.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By mikegc
Alternate valve stems for '14 BMW Adv?

Armchair quarterback? Well, Curt, I see that.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,360
Posted By mikegc
Alternate valve stems for '14 BMW Adv?

Great advice, Jet. They now have a right angle attachment for use with their tire gage. Make airing up or down pretty easy.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 723,932
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

The Jesse panniers are much stronger. There's no need to ask how I know.:D

Mike
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By mikegc
Ironbutt tips

Sounds like a plan! I thought about carrying extra fuel but I live on the east coast so refueling was never an issue. During my early morning hours, I'd ride between 125 & 140 miles and start...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By mikegc
PCH plus

You've a great looking wife, decent looking bike and time on your hands to go on a motorcycle trip. I'm envious! Thanks for taking the time and effort to post.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 723,932
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

I've 10" Odyssey panniers on my GSA and they weigh 12 lbs. each, as per the Jesse site. The Varios are heavier. The left side is 15.1 lbs. and the right side 13.8 lbs.

Mike
Forum: Americas 08-22-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By mikegc
Ironbutt tips

I did my Saddle Sore ride a few years ago, combining it with a business trip from NC to CO. I left on a Saturday morning, filled up at a station near my home for that first time/date-stamped receipt...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By mikegc
GSA '12 "burned" Fog lights

It happen on my '09 to one of them. I replaced the OEM lights with Trail Tech HIDs and ran them for a couple of years. Then, I discovered Clearwater Kristas . . . . .

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By mikegc
good seat options

KoolBreeze, been there and have done all of that. I'm the same size as you, have been told "you're an ass" and I've found what works very well for me. Try Seats Concepts.

By the way, I loaned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 7,803,532
Posted By mikegc
Gray hair, crappy eyes . . . . . not a chance! ...

Gray hair, crappy eyes . . . . . not a chance!

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 7,803,532
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

You know, you might be right on that. I forgot about those kits and I didn't see any prancing horses when I blew the photo up.

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 7,803,532
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

I believe it's one of Enzo's.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,214
Views: 1,132,673
Posted By mikegc
Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

Neda, as an early follower of your and Gene's travels, I'm saddened to learn our Heavenly Father has claimed his own. Surely your mother has found happiness and rest in Heaven and Heaven can heal...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 87,819
Posted By mikegc
Klim Latitude Suit

If you leave your gloves' gauntlets on the outside, you'll be fine, for the most part, when riding. When you stop to fill up, water will roll down your sleeve and into your glove. If you put the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,013
Posted By mikegc
Flying out to buy 1st GS and iron butt on return

You're exactly right about the Seats Concepts saddle. When you order from them, they ask all kinds of questions, i.e. height, weight, etc., as they do pour their own foam. I'm 200 lbs and they used...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,974
Posted By mikegc
good seat options

I've had Sargents saddles on a couple of bike and they were superb. When I got my '14 GSA back in early February, Sargents didn't have a pan available so I rode from NC to CA on the stock seat. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 31,936
Views: 7,803,532
Posted By mikegc
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24815867#post24815867

Aw, Jack, they're just spoiled sports and that's just the way it is. I was returning to NC a while back and the BRP was very foggy. I dropped down US 33 and was soon negotiating my way through...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 48,080
Posted By mikegc
Final drive failure... caused by dealer.

. . . . . and it looks you own a "a shitty product." Seriously, Uncle Fester?

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 48,080
Posted By mikegc
Final drive failure... caused by dealer.

Thank goodness, Meursault's trials are not widespread, IMHO. I think the moral of his story is stay away from the Miami dealership. The other dealers he has encountered seem to have been "straight...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-10-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By mikegc
Garmin Mapsource? How or where do I download this?

I "hear" you, brother. I sure wish Mapsource worked properly on my computer! I've uninstalled and reinstalled several time but it crashes constantly. I can work Basecamp well enough but I'm a long...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-09-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 975
Posted By mikegc
Garmin Mapsource? How or where do I download this?

Jonz is give you some good advice. After a hard drive failure, my computer and Mapsource don't play well together. Mapsource crashes constantly so I was forced to go to Base Camp. Though...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 45,190
Posted By mikegc
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,520
Views: 128,050
Posted By mikegc
2014 GSW with my name on it

I certainly understand time limitations. I've a road you need to do and it's just off the PCH about 2 miles south of Lime Kiln State Park. Nacimiento Fergusson Rd. is, basically, a one-and-a-half...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By mikegc
Help please: PDM60 & GSW-A (specific) question - trigger point

Alex, do you have any pics? I've triggered mine where others have and really don't care for the delayed shut-down.

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By mikegc
Bringing home Corporal Alva Groves - Korean War POW - Died 1951 In Captivity

Thank goodness, our military doesn't forget. God bless all hands and hearts who brought Corporal Groves home.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,013
Posted By mikegc
Flying out to buy 1st GS and iron butt on return

That's some good advise. I did my ride when I was 58 years old. I left home (High Point, NC) at 2:30 AM and got my first fuel receipt five minutes later. By 10:30, I was through Nashville and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 48,080
Posted By mikegc
Final drive failure... caused by dealer.

After the trials you've had, Meursault, you deserve better environs that the Salton Sea. Be kinder to yourself:D.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,013
Posted By mikegc
Flying out to buy 1st GS and iron butt on return

. . . . or George Reeves. I expect, however, Jet is just having a little fun.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 723,932
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

With that experience, you know what you're doing. I'm pretty confident it's going to stay there, too.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 723,932
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Stu, IMHO, you are tempting fate. Okay, your $7 cable didn't fall off after 30 miles of dirt. Anything, and I mean anything that can interfere with a wheel in motion is flat out dangerous. Put...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2,818
Views: 898,260
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

I doubt it's the DNA. Same thing happened to me:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Winter-Tour-2014/i-vXP9wgg/0/L/RST_0512-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 4,711
Views: 723,932
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

[QUOTE=Justice;24756071]Bark Busters...
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GS/8160702.html (http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GS/8160702.html)
[QUOTE]

I sure wish...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,559
Posted By mikegc
What accessories/farkles for WC GSA?

I finally got around to hanging my Kristas. Glenn Staskey and the Clearwater crew were nice enough to upgrade their original CANopener to the new CANopener 3 which eliminates the need for and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,040
Posted By mikegc
Water cooled gs over heating

I installed the Altrider guards a few weeks ago. I was concerned they might restrict air flow so, first, I took a ride through Raleigh, NC, stop 'n go traffic on a 90˚ day with my home-made screen...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,674
Posted By mikegc
Any known problems w/ '09 R1200GS ?

Congrats, Jimznc, I like the looks of your new machine! I'm in High Point so, if you need assistance spending money on farkles, I'll be happy to provide encouragement!

Mike
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