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Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By nameisdam
Throttle control

I have the one from Excel Throttle Control. Tom is currently working on "Gen3" - it's in the production phase & he says will be available shortly.
Have ridden with "Gen2" for thousands of miles and...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 797
Posted By nameisdam
Centech - works for me

Had a Centech panel for 50k miles +/- on a 1150gs & currently 34k + on a 1200gs - not an issue so far.
Install it vertically or with some pitch and it self drains in the worst of conditions. YMMV...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By nameisdam
Aux mounted hydro system

No relationship; however, have essentially the same setup with a half gallon jug.
Easy fill with ice & lasts a long saddle day in the 80-90's. Like it better than back or tankbag mounted concept,...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,560
Posted By nameisdam
PR4 Trail on a R12GS

So - what's the verdict?
A rear "trail" or regular PR4?
Old style Metzler Tourances have been my go to tire -EXP was crap & not doing the "Next" again.
Pretty well decided on PR4 - thoughts anyone?
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,840
Posted By nameisdam
Try the Excel Throttle Control

I might be a little biased since I have had this for several years now (installed for 30k mi on a 12GS, 35K on an 1150), but... owned the o-ring, the chrome one, the black plastic "k", and others -...
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By nameisdam
Excel Cycle Werkes is STILL OPEN FOR BUSINESS ....

OK -that may have been a bit much, but... Tom's still shipping your favorite items - Prewired / plug & play Centech kits, Stebel Horns, GS & RT cross bars, and his famous GPS mounts - go here for...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By nameisdam
Kisan Headlight modulator

But, .... if you call them & order one, they will sell & ship to you .....
Latest version & tech folks will make sure you end up with the one you need.
Sure worked for me. :clap
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,790
Posted By nameisdam

The old standby is the analog (dial type) Johnson thermo control - sometimes called a refrigerator controller- plugs into wall & freezer into it with previously mentioned thermocouple inside the...
Forum: Vendors 03-10-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By nameisdam
Still time to Visit Excel Cycle Werkes

Bump for Tom - still has product (Centech kits, GPS mounts, cross bar & light bar kits, etc)
Forum: Vendors 02-24-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By nameisdam
Bump for Tom

Bump for Tom and Excel Cycle Werkes
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By nameisdam
For Sale - Excel Cycle Werkes - the Business

Those of you that know Tom Dowell know he is a stand up guy and his products just plain work while being works of art. He's shipped his products pretty much around the globe - really.
Tom's a "one...
Forum: Vendors 01-27-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,896
Posted By nameisdam
Chicago IMS

Thanks for the reply folks!
I missed out on getting to your booth at the St. Paul MOA Rally.
Was involved with volunteer work and didn't make it to all the vendor areas.
Will plan to look for your...
Forum: Vendors 01-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,896
Posted By nameisdam
REV'IT at IMS Chicago???

Just wondering if the brand will be represented at the Chicago show.
Didn't see REV'IT listed on the Exhibitor list, but... maybe a "local" dealer (very limited in the Midwest)?
I'm interested -...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,581
Posted By nameisdam
go with the "O" battery

Sold my '02 1150GS to a friend with a working "O" battery 4 years ago, battery was new in 2008. It's still playing the e-bunny role!
When the oem 1200gs battery croaks on the current ride, the "O"...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By nameisdam
GS FD Outer Seal -

2010 - At 24.5K - leaking, needs replaced, seal ordered
Forum: Vendors 03-19-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By nameisdam
Excel Cycle Werkes 25% off

FYI - Excel Cycle Werkes is running a pre-rally special on parts.
25% off on web site items (except for the Centech, Stebel & O-Ring kits).
Some items have limited quantities .... ...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By nameisdam

The Excel mount is not the Tour-tech mount in the utube.

Tom's design has his plate attached to the existing Garmin mount & with the locking screw securing it like the old mounts. It "locks" with...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,802
Posted By nameisdam
Locking mount plate at Excel Cycle Werkes

Some of you know Tom Dowell - machinist & designer - he had the same issue when he upgraded his GPS, so made one for himself (and some others, so far) - it's just up on his site:...
Forum: Vendors 07-09-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By nameisdam
Excel [Throttle Control & Cycle Werkes]

Tom asked me to add a note to the forum -
He will be in Salem at the MOA Rally with inventory of the new Excel Throttle Control.
He has held last year's rally prices and brought out some new...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,177
Posted By nameisdam
Metz - Next

Talked to the rep at the Dealers show - Metzler has realized that the EXP was less than expected for mileage & wear issues - most GS riders switched back to the Tourance, or went with another brand....
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,101
Posted By nameisdam
Being SEEN vs. just another lit up bike

Do a search for Whelen, Sho-Me, Nova, or a half a dozen other emergency service led's & Link them up with a Kizan or Signal Dynamics brake light flasher.

If you want to be seen - do what the LEO's...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By nameisdam
Excel throttle Control

I would be doing Tom an injustice for not providing the web address:

Go look - as above, it is a work of art, and as he says, separate from the other Excel...
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By nameisdam
Excel Throttle Control

Maybe I didn't explain what I saw on the unit - and how the one I bought works.
It IS "on" & "off" - however, it has an adjustable tension feature while riding.
in a stiff wind, tall hills, etc,...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By nameisdam
Go for the new Excel unit

I went with Tom Dowell's new unit ( ).
I've used the simple oring, Kaoka, TMaster, and a couple others.

The main problem was the reset after "turning off" -...
Forum: Vendors 06-24-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 29,400
Posted By nameisdam
rec'd lights - PM sent

George - you are probably on a weekend away - check your pm's when you return,
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,894
Posted By nameisdam
Exhaust Extensions

Here is the link for the Excel Exhaust Extensions:
Pictures on the site & are works of art as well as really doing the job.
Safe riding to all - today is the 'stitch promoted "Ride to Work day"....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By nameisdam
Do the Excel Centech Kit

It's the old plug and play deal.
Tom Dowell of Excel Cycle Werkes built a Centech AP2 kit (picture: ) for a bunch of BMW's
You get the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,788
Posted By nameisdam
Excel throttle control

Actually - Tom and Micatech made an agreement on the Excel Cycle Werkes products only.
Between the production and delivery of a growing business staffed by one guy, it became too many hours...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,788
Posted By nameisdam
An alternative - NEW

I've tried several even down to the meager O-ring.
If you get the Iron Butt magazine, there is a write up on the new throttle control from Tom Dowell (of Excel Cycle Werkes fame) - here is the link...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4,520
Views: 1,041,712
Posted By nameisdam

the key words I see is the integration of the turn signal switch with the auto switch.
It's a spike to the system
Get the lights on a separate switch and life will be grand
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 4,520
Views: 1,041,712
Posted By nameisdam
lampf signal

Question - how are the lights wired?
Are you running the power to the lights off the system or through a Centech [& a relay] or similar.
Power them through an external switched source and it will...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,039
Posted By nameisdam
Tourance - good choice

Had an 02 1150GS - 75K with Tourances.
regular 10-12K rear, 12-15K front with 40 & 42 pressures.

REGULAR checking of pressures - don't skip distance runs.

Bought a 10GS with EXP's - joke!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,181
Posted By nameisdam

My current ride (a 10 gs) with Micatech cases.
Had an 1150GS with oem bags, an F650 with some pelican bags for a short time (sold the bags and bike -not a bag problem), rode a GSA in Germany for a...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,340
Posted By nameisdam
Gear that works

As above - everyone has different gear for various reasons.
I'm riding with Motoport - maybe 7 yr old stretch kevlar regular and mesh coat.
It's been both sides of the country and Europe (it was a...
Forum: Vendors 01-28-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 90,667
Posted By nameisdam
V2 cases.....

OK I was one of the first to get a set of V2 cases for a Camhead (10 GS) the 10 has an exhaust valve & tube dia. chg.
Guys I ride with talked about "buy cases big enough to store a helmet". My...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,119
Posted By nameisdam
Excel Light Bar

+1 +1 on the Excel Cycle Werkes light bar.
Have one on my GS - no worries, as they say.
Link is here:

When the St. Louis folks did...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,489
Posted By nameisdam

Between the 1150GS and now the 1200 have had several.
Currently running the Wolfman Rainier.
It has the side pockets, easily flips back for fuel, and is a good size.
Map plastic doesn't yellow and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,644
Posted By nameisdam

There is another rider in a thread above asking a similar question.
Hepco Becker protection bars are a good thing - even the normal driveway tipover will recover some embarrassment.
Accessory power...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By nameisdam
Farkle power control

I went with the Centech kit from Excel Cycle Werkes - it's a "plug and play" kit with bracket and custom wiring to fit the bike.
There are others out there - I like this one and the owner (Tom)...
Forum: Vendors 12-11-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,310
Posted By nameisdam
Local but national carrier

In East Peoria, IL - folks in the local bike group have used this company & been well pleased with service and $$.
The office staff are also riders, so have an interest in the program & they...
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