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Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,939
Posted By spudboy52
Lonestar, Wonderful trip man!. I love the...

Lonestar,
Wonderful trip man!. I love the scale of the landscape, ... great pictures! I now feel trapped by comparison in the Midwest. I concur the R1100GS is a great used bike value.
Thanks,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,836
Posted By spudboy52
Lonestar, Beautiful photos! Looks a whole lot...

Lonestar,
Beautiful photos! Looks a whole lot better than my view at work.
Nice bike, I like it, ... enjoy the ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,450
Posted By spudboy52
On one bike I have the RotoPax attached to the...

On one bike I have the RotoPax attached to the bottom of the Zega cases and on the other they are attached to the back of the original BMW R1100GS cases.
...
Forum: Europe 07-07-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,438
Posted By spudboy52
Tourist presence is minimal in East Anglia. I'd...

Tourist presence is minimal in East Anglia. I'd leave out of London on the train to Norwich City (the end of the line) and then perhaps rent a car there (or not). Sure Norwich has UEA and the John...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-05-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 937
Posted By spudboy52
MNMike, I recommend the Keweenaw, ... the upper...

MNMike,
I recommend the Keweenaw, ... the upper peninsula's upper peninsula. At points it has some good elevation above the lake. If you like big water, big trees, big rocks, big views and friendly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By spudboy52
Wow! Nice job vintagerider. I thought I really...

Wow! Nice job vintagerider. I thought I really had something with my little LED lights. Now I realize my brake light system is still inadequate by comparison to your system. Thanks for the post.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,529
Posted By spudboy52
I put this 1/8" x 2" aluminum light bar on my...

I put this 1/8" x 2" aluminum light bar on my 1999 R1100GS today. It has a highly visible, attention getting (annoying?) LED 'Knight Rider' side-to-side running light which doubles as an extra brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By spudboy52
I bought some HyperPro front and rear shocks for...

I bought some HyperPro front and rear shocks for my 1999 R1100GS. They replaced the stock Showas which had 108,000 miles. I really didn't have any shocks left, ... just springs. The HyperPro shocks...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 06-13-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,313
Views: 94,082
Posted By spudboy52
OK, I've been lurking at this site. I'm thinking...

OK, I've been lurking at this site. I'm thinking I would like to ride, camp and talk with you guys this August.

I'm reasonably intelligent but I can't quite figure out the procedure to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,532
Posted By spudboy52
Stripes on 1999 R1100GS Special Edition

It is still cold up here in the northland and I apparently have too much time on my hands, so I added some black and yellow duct tape striping to the bike today....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-22-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10,130
Views: 3,225,726
Posted By spudboy52
When Fun Counts

The Honda C70 doing its' job. I have a motorcycle to wife ratio of 5. She insists on asking, " How many can you ride at once?" I respond, "... different tools for different jobs."
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-09-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By spudboy52
Nice Ride

Nice photos. You are kitted out very nicely. I especially like your top box. I'm curious how your windscreen extension helps. On the other hand, I've been told that windscreens are for cars.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By spudboy52
R1100GS Service Manual

I stumbled across a very good R1100GS online manual today.
http://www.ketchum.org/BMWmc/R1100.pdf
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,793
Posted By spudboy52
Located Copies of R1100GS Manuals

I have a new to me 1999 R1100GS without any documentation.
I went to www.scribd.com (http://www.scribd.com) and for $9.00 downloaded the following, ... no problems.

52746269 BMW Oilhead...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-21-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,790
Posted By spudboy52
Hey Guys, I sense cabin fever in y'all, ......

Hey Guys,

I sense cabin fever in y'all, ... me too. Here are a couple photos that might help. The first is our camp site last summer at McClain State Park. The second is my brother with the Huron...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-19-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,496
Posted By spudboy52
Let's ski Mt. Bohemia this winter

Anybody want to ski Mt. Bohemia this winter?
I ask because advriders and downhill skiiers are really the same people. I'm 56, ... an old high school and college ski racer, who thinks he can still...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 506,809
Posted By spudboy52
Mr. Guava, I'm sure you know that on...

Mr. Guava,

I'm sure you know that on pre-2003 F650GSs the right front fork has the nasty potential to let go. Take a look at
http://red-baroness.net/Motorcycling/images/BrokenBike/wheel1.jpg ...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1,703
Views: 506,809
Posted By spudboy52
Twin 2001 F650GSs in the big woods of Michigan's...

Twin 2001 F650GSs in the big woods of Michigan's Upper Penninsula.
These bikes with knobbies are perfect for the gravel.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-07-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 18,534
Posted By spudboy52
Great photos you all. I used to live in Moscow,...

Great photos you all. I used to live in Moscow, ID. I had forgotten what a wonderful piece of the planet you folks have over there! I've skied the Blue Mts. and rafted the Grand Rhonde, but I...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-01-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,003
Posted By spudboy52
Niels Bohr on Motorcycle

This thread needs some photos of great minds on bikes.
Here is Niels Bohr with his wife Margrethe Norlund on George Gamow's bike.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,420
Posted By spudboy52
Use your fork lift

I'm 56 years old and the cold concrete doesn't agree with me anymore, so I use the fork lift. I don't know, ... is this cheating?

Here is my F650GS up in the air. I bought a 1999 R1100GS last...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,572
Posted By spudboy52
Alright Jim Stuart! Nice bike, welcome to the...

Alright Jim Stuart! Nice bike, welcome to the club ... I own the identical machine. Let's see some brilliant full color pictures of your silver/yellow SE.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,341
Posted By spudboy52
Yes my friends, when fun counts these are great...

Yes my friends, when fun counts these are great bikes!
http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r486/spudboy52/4Handmotorcycle019_zpsafc43328.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,826
Posted By spudboy52
Walrus, I just stumbled onto your story. What a...

Walrus, I just stumbled onto your story. What a big adventure! I'm envious. I'm sure that you traveled at just the perfect speed to take in the world. Thanks for posting.
Spudboy52
C70 owner...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,532
Posted By spudboy52
'New to me' R1100GS in Wisconsin

Yes it was Charlie's bike. And now here it is, just in time for the holidays .... my new to me 1999 R1100GS SE. It needs a little love. I am the right owner for this bike. I'll get it polished and...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,470
Posted By spudboy52
Dave, I've been a dual sport rider for two...

Dave,

I've been a dual sport rider for two years now, ... or 'two winters' as you might say in the UP. Prior I didn't know this sport or web sites like ADVrider existed. Your postings get me...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-13-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,790
Posted By spudboy52
Where's the yurt at?

The yurt is at the NE end of Nestoria Road on Teddy Lake, in Craig Lake State Park. It was a great overnight stay. It was toasty warm and dry. The yurt has bunk beds with mattresses, a table and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,790
Posted By spudboy52
October in the UP

October in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Farming really crowded my biking this summer. But after potato harvest I went riding to Wisconsin's largest state park, ... the UP. Here is my brother Leo...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,526
Posted By spudboy52
New Home for a 1999 Special Edition R1100GS

I bought this R1100GS on eBAY a couple of weeks ago. It is being transported from California to Wisconsin. I should have it around Thanksgiving. Admittedly it is not that super cool blue and white...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-30-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,221
Posted By spudboy52
Late October in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan

Late October in the Upper Penninsula of Michigan
Here is my brother Leo somewhere between L'Anse and Big Bay, Michigan last weekend (Oct. 19/20, 2013). I have the two 2001 F650GSs, one for me and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 22,532
Posted By spudboy52
Just bought a 1999 R1100GS 'Special Edition'

Dear All,

I just bought a 1999 yellow/silver R1100GS 'Special Edition' on eBAY. I paid $2,950 for this 107,000 mile machine. I've always wanted the 'big' BMW. I know it is heavy, old school and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-16-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,790
Posted By spudboy52
Bob, I consider myself a 'weekend yooper', but...

Bob, I consider myself a 'weekend yooper', but you probably wouldn't want anyone other than genuine yoopers on the list, eh?

In June, after potato planting, my brother Leo and I will ride from...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-07-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,481
Posted By spudboy52
Andrew, Camping-wise, I really enjoy Craig...

Andrew,

Camping-wise, I really enjoy Craig Lake State Park. It is Michigan's most remote state park (no people) located just north of Michigamme, just off of Cannon's Arvon Loop. They also have a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 37,649
Posted By spudboy52
We still have the snow in Antigo. I would like...

We still have the snow in Antigo.
I would like to meet area riders.
When the snow disappears, I can ride the gravel somewhere north of Wausau with everyone.
I have two 2001 BMW F650GSs, so my...
Forum: Thumpers 04-10-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 21,212
Posted By spudboy52
Two BMW F650GSs

I justify owning these two bikes so my bikeless brothers, neighbors and Harley friends can do some adventure riding/camping with me, .... like will Ferrell in 'Blades of Glory' says, "So the Lone...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-29-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,790
Posted By spudboy52
Yes Dave, I added some more photos to...

Yes Dave, I added some more photos to 'Photobucket' this morning http://s1168.photobucket.com/albums/r486/spudboy52/Peshekee%20Grade/ I certainly saw "4 Beer Corners". I rode from Champion to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-28-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,790
Posted By spudboy52
Peshekee Grade Ride Report

Ride Report: I started the day with snow flurries. The gravel roads were great! It would take quite a while to explore this area. I need to spend more time here. Thanks to you good people of the UP...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-25-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 35,790
Posted By spudboy52
Riding the Huron Mountains Saturday the 27th.

Anybody want to ride the Pesheekee Grade, Huron Mountains, the territory between L'Anse and Marquette, etc. with me this Saturday the 27th.? It will be cold and clear, .... no different than riding...
Forum: Face plant 10-09-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 211,447
Posted By spudboy52
Fork Safety Bracket

I made a safety bracket for the right fork of my 2001 F650GS.

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r486/spudboy52/010.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,103
Posted By spudboy52
CB450 Off Road

My 1972 CB450 has been sitting in the barn motionless for the last 20 years. Today I popped a new battery in it and about 50 kicks later she roared to life! I'm planning to put some knobbies on it...
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