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Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Mike M
I think he was referencing the painted panel...

I think he was referencing the painted panel removal. I'll need to remove the black plastics also to get at the entire tank.

Great pics, thanks very much! Any further pics removing the black...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By Mike M
Renazco Seat - Vinyl Cover

I've ordered a Renazco seat from Jim and Sonia. Never had one before--- a long wait (3 months) but so many happy customers can't be wrong!

My BMW GSA LC Rallye seat (solo one-piece) is set to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,612
Posted By Mike M
The one issue with one-piece Corbin is that they...

The one issue with one-piece Corbin is that they are not adjustable for height. It still works for me because of my 35" inseam.

I did have the carbon fiber leather on one of mine, never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,612
Posted By Mike M
I'm a Corbin guy. Absolutely love the one-piece...

I'm a Corbin guy. Absolutely love the one-piece design---I had a one-piece Corbin on my 2003 GSA.

I'd be ordering one RIGHT NOW except since it took so long to come out, I couldn't wait and...
Forum: Vendors 07-15-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 120,483
Posted By Mike M
Sold my 2009 GSA that I had your tank decals...

Sold my 2009 GSA that I had your tank decals on----black/silver first, then went with all black.

Now got the 2014 GSA in white and don't really care for the blue "R1200" on the beak. Love to have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 856
Posted By Mike M
Removing Plastics to Expose Aluminum Tank on '14 GSA

Looking to remove the various panels on my 2014 GSA so I can wrap the aluminum fuel tank as another inmate did (see below).

Can anyone walk me through it?
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,559
Views: 253,751
Posted By Mike M
Prep and install accessories on my new GSA... ...

Prep and install accessories on my new GSA...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-FvRLqN8/0/L/photo%201-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 154,940
Posted By Mike M
Watchin' the river flow... ...

Watchin' the river flow...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-ZGbHrFL/0/L/IMG_1801-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,302
Posted By Mike M
Call me vain but I bought the grey and returned...

Call me vain but I bought the grey and returned it for the black. Don't like the grimey look---but hey, that's me.

When my black Latitude gets dirty I hang it outside by the garage, hose it down...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,585
Posted By Mike M
Man, reading that makes me puke a little. :puke1

Man, reading that makes me puke a little. :puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Mike M
Can't say the GSA ran "bad". Just some...

Can't say the GSA ran "bad". Just some pre-ignition pinging when pulling away from a stop and a little noisy when decelerating. Otherwise, performed as expected.

So much better now, going to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Mike M
Don't think I buy what your dealer told you.... ...

Don't think I buy what your dealer told you....

It was Shell premium I filled up with when my GSA started running better. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By Mike M
Bad Gas

Living in Saint Louis, I bought a 2014 GSA and after the 600 miles service, I ended up getting a great new job in San Diego. I had a couple of weeks to get there so I rode the 850 miles on I-70 from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2,012
Views: 194,498
Posted By Mike M
I'd like to be able to bump the wonderwheel on my...

I'd like to be able to bump the wonderwheel on my 14 GSA and pull up the trip computer. Now I have to go to touch screen and scroll down.

Low skill question compared to the ones in this thread��
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Mike M
When I called Renazco, they weren't very...

When I called Renazco, they weren't very receptive to doing GS 2 piece seats. In this case, they were willing to do my 1 piece BMW Rallye seat. Everything I've heard about them has been positive. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,383
Posted By Mike M
I've never been able to make it with the stock...

I've never been able to make it with the stock seat on any BMW. My 2014 GSA seat is no exception.

I just rode from St. Louis to San Diego (2000 miles in 5 days) with the front in high, back in...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 84,045
Posted By Mike M
Here's my street review. I really like the...

Here's my street review. I really like the Latitude. It's great mid-priced piece of kit.

I just rode across I70 from St. Louis to Denver some 850 miles with only stops for gas and lunch. Got...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-20-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Mike M
Alright, I'm in Denver. Pulled out of St Looie at...

Alright, I'm in Denver. Pulled out of St Looie at 6:14 am Central. After 3-4 fuel stops and a 1 hour lunch I pulled into the hotel at 7:30pm mountain time.

Long day, yes I70 isn't exciting, but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Mike M
I know, and the farthest I've done on one day was...

I know, and the farthest I've done on one day was 650 miles. Looking forward to see how I do with 850. Thanks BMW for putting electronic cruise control on GS's.

The nice thing is after the 850...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-19-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By Mike M
Riding I-70 from St. Louis to Denver- Missouri & Kansas

I'm heading from St. Louis to Denver on my way to San Diego. I'm going to dead-head it on I-70 straight through to Denver and wondering if there is any issues (construction, etc) that I need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mike M
You have a failed switch. Even though it can...

You have a failed switch. Even though it can still be started and shut off, it's broken, and someday it may not work at all.

This is disappointing from BMW. As mentioned, the 2012-2013 K1600GT &...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mike M
Dealer installed my new right side switchgear. ...

Dealer installed my new right side switchgear. Had it in stock:clap. Now working fine, hopefully stays that way since I'm heading out on a 2000 mile ride late this week.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 154,940
Posted By Mike M
My last ride in STL along the Missouri River. ...

My last ride in STL along the Missouri River. Took a job in San Diego and riding out there later this week. Slab to Denver on I70, then a tour through the Rockies, southern Utah, Grand Canyon and...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Mike M
Thanks for the help, I've set my route and pull...

Thanks for the help, I've set my route and pull out of STL in a few days.

Can't wait! :clap
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By Mike M
What's the easy dirt from Buena Vista to Taylor Reservoir?

I took this easy route several years ago.. Making the trek from St. Louis to San Diego on my fully loaded GS through my old digs in Colorado and would like to ride that stretch again.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 154,940
Posted By Mike M
Down by the river.....The Missouri, that is. ...

Down by the river.....The Missouri, that is.

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-qbKNNz2/0/XL/photo%203-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,585
Posted By Mike M
I checked with my dealer here in STL. They do...

I checked with my dealer here in STL. They do change the FD oil as part of the 600.

I plan to change mine every time I change my oil.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mike M
Got lucky...the dealer here has a right side...

Got lucky...the dealer here has a right side switchgear in stock. Hopefully, it works fine.
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,336
Posted By Mike M
Disagree---Slight annoyance when it turns---but...

Disagree---Slight annoyance when it turns---but it doesn't turn by itself. At least mine doesn't.

My phone never moves while in it but I have a rubberized bumper on my iPhone that probably helps...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 511,098
Posted By Mike M
The last train just left me at the station... ...

The last train just left me at the station...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-x8HdBrr/0/L/photo%205-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Mike M
Ended up getting the large gelpad. It's really...

Ended up getting the large gelpad. It's really designed to be installed "into" a seat---my plan is to simply slip it under my sheepskin (I think it will stay in place just fine) and hopefully it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 423,014
Posted By Mike M
Wolfman Peak. $120 Holds everything I need...

Wolfman Peak. $120

Holds everything I need on a day-ride and expandable if needed. Also, I carry a mesh net in the tailbag just in case I need to pick up something during athe ride ride---then I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 423,014
Posted By Mike M
Mississippi River Valley near Hannibal, MO (Mark...

Mississippi River Valley near Hannibal, MO (Mark Twain's hometown)...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-sLxCpnk/1/L/photo%203-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,585
Posted By Mike M
Do they drain and refill FD at the 600? Or did...

Do they drain and refill FD at the 600? Or did you just decide to do it?

I just had mine done at the dealer and they didn't mention it. May have, I'll call when they open tomorrow.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,841
Posted By Mike M
I'm having the same intermittent issue with my...

I'm having the same intermittent issue with my 2014 GSA.

I owned a 2012 K1600GT prior to the GSA and they had a ton of switchgear issues on both the right and left side (affecting the start/kill...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 289
Posted By Mike M
St. Louis to San Diego

I'm making the trip from St. Louis to San Diego late this month. Need to do it in minimum of 3, max of 4 days.

I'm planning on taking I70 straight to Denver (850 miles of slab Interstate), then...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 634
Posted By Mike M
Gel Pad under Alaska Sheepskin

Looking for a temporary fix for my 2014 GSA. I'm about to head out on a 2000 mile trip in late June. I'm having a seat built by Renazco but it won't be ready when I leave so I'm stuck with my...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 872,257
Posted By Mike M
Some I like from over the years (and different...

Some I like from over the years (and different GS's)...

Shelf Road, Colorado near Canon City...
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-W7cTLB3/1/L/Bike%20Pics%20034-L.jpg

Peak to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,176
Posted By Mike M
Glad you picked the right color. :evil

Glad you picked the right color. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
Posted By Mike M
Sent my Rallye seat to Renazco. I decided on...

Sent my Rallye seat to Renazco. I decided on matt black vinyl top with carbon fiber sides, black stitching and logo. I won't see it back until end of August! :huh It'll all be worth it if the...
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