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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-15-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By spudboy52
Anybody else going to roll with us?

Anybody else going to roll with us?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 588
Views: 44,669
Posted By spudboy52
Sweet story. Cannon, perhaps you are as good a...

Sweet story. Cannon, perhaps you are as good a writer as you are an ADV rider!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-21-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,371
Posted By spudboy52
Spring Skiing Bohemia

Here in the north it is the pre-motorcycle season. I've got one bike up on the lift in the shop, installing a Ural sidecar on the R1100GS.

Anyhow we have the last of the snow. My brother and I...
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4,918
Views: 800,512
Posted By spudboy52
This is true, especially for the right fork....

This is true, especially for the right fork. Hence I made a safety bracket for my 2001 F650GS.

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r486/spudboy52/010.jpg

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-25-2015, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By spudboy52
Bdnees, Your dates and proposed type of ride...

Bdnees,
Your dates and proposed type of ride work for me. I'm 58 and ride either a BMW F650GS or a R1100GS, frequently in the UP. I did the Central Rally for my first time last year and learned...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-19-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 44,669
Posted By spudboy52
Me and my brother at Gladstone in the mid 70's...

Me and my brother at Gladstone in the mid 70's about 50 lbs. ago.

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r486/spudboy52/0011_zpsyuw3uj8z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 509
Views: 120,802
Posted By spudboy52
Me and my brother in the mid 70's, about 50 lbs....

Me and my brother in the mid 70's, about 50 lbs. ago.

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r486/spudboy52/0011_zpsyuw3uj8z.jpg
Forum: Hacks 11-22-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 21,544
Posted By spudboy52
Guys, I really enjoy reading your posts...

Guys,

I really enjoy reading your posts and your photos, ... I'm a lurker. I think mine is a familiar story, ... I'm 58 and have ridden all my life, my two wheel bikes get heavier, my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 438,404
Posted By spudboy52
My 1999 R1100GS along the Hunting River in NE...

My 1999 R1100GS along the Hunting River in NE Wisconsin.
It was a great day for late October.
Saw quite a few pickup trucks in the woods today, lots of bird and bow/deer hunters are out.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 381,619
Posted By spudboy52
The tip of Michigan's Keweenaw peninsula jutting...

The tip of Michigan's Keweenaw peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior, i.e. the Upper Peninsula's upper peninsula.

http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/r486/spudboy52/0491_zps6613940d.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-11-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 44,669
Posted By spudboy52
I traveled to the Keweenaw yesterday and climbed...

I traveled to the Keweenaw yesterday and climbed Bare Bluff near Lac LaBelle. One can see the tip of the Keweenaw peninsula from here. It was a great fall day. Access is via Smith Fisheries Road (you...
Forum: Ride reports 10-02-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,262
Posted By spudboy52
Rhyano, thanks for the report and pictures. As...

Rhyano, thanks for the report and pictures.
As a weekend yooper I never tire of exploring the UP, ... the gravel, the secondary roads and the water.
One of my favorite areas is the Sylvania...
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,704
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: 1,408
Views: 438,404
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: 4,136
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: 5,109
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: 1,168
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: 23
Views: 2,114
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: 23
Views: 2,114
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: 24
Views: 2,275
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: Regional forums 06-13-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 128,121
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: 79
Views: 27,305
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: 11,052
Views: 3,738,549
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: 617
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: 2,114
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: 2,114
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: 588
Views: 44,669
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: 85
Views: 6,371
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: 1,711
Views: 532,353
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: 1,711
Views: 532,353
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: 20,966
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: 4,382
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: 8,801
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: 20,747
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: 3,708
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: 21,418
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: 79
Views: 27,305
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: 11,578
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: 588
Views: 44,669
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: 588
Views: 44,669
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...
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