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Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mike M
I put up the $550 for the Akra header and am...

I put up the $550 for the Akra header and am having it ceramic coated black. Yeah, the stock setup is the best yet on the GSW but I hate the shit brown header and will like a little more sound.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mike M
Did it before with my last hexhead. I guess I'll...

Did it before with my last hexhead. I guess I'll see but don't think it will be a problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,185
Posted By Mike M
Jim, I'm going with the Akra header, is the flap...

Jim, I'm going with the Akra header, is the flap valve part of the can or header? In other words, will I have the flap valve since I'm staying with the OEM can?
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,892
Posted By Mike M
I've been a gearwhore, owned high end gear like...

I've been a gearwhore, owned high end gear like REV'IT, Aerostich RC, BMW Comfortshell, Atlantis. Also, second tier Firstgear, Olympia, Fieldsheer and others.

None have had all three...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9,114
Views: 1,493,760
Posted By Mike M
One year only---2007 R1200S. Would be a tough...

One year only---2007 R1200S. Would be a tough decision between the Aluminum Silver and the Black. Couldn't do Yellow or the Candy Cane. :D
...
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 774
Posted By Mike M
Like that Skid Plate! Gives the R that Mad Max...

Like that Skid Plate! Gives the R that Mad Max Road Warrior look.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,043
Posted By Mike M
I have a 2014 GSAW with all the options (except...

I have a 2014 GSAW with all the options (except shift assist & keyless start). I really think the optional Ride Mode Pro is a worthwhile option but others have passed on it and saved some $$. To...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,467
Posted By Mike M
I have the OEM (TT) cases. The Globescouts look...

I have the OEM (TT) cases. The Globescouts look similar in design and construction. Are they more robustly built?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6,055
Views: 1,032,007
Posted By Mike M
Top box has a Navajo Indian look, the side cases...

Top box has a Navajo Indian look, the side cases a little Euro Police-ish. :brow
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-19-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2,145
Views: 581,657
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-brXd7RG/0/XL/HM_07930-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 292,637
Posted By Mike M
Nice ride

Nice ride
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,840
Posted By Mike M
I had a 2009 GSA and now my 2014 GSA both with...

I had a 2009 GSA and now my 2014 GSA both with OEM (TT manufactured) crash bars.

Hadn't tested either yet but the 2009 bars rusted like crazy and seeing some surface rust starting in my 6000 mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,634
Posted By Mike M
I had an 1150 and it was a big jump to the...

I had an 1150 and it was a big jump to the hexhead. Now with the GSAW, it's just as big a leap forward.

There were some things I liked better about my 1150GSA and feel the same way about my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6,055
Views: 1,032,007
Posted By Mike M
I like them better than metal because too many...

I like them better than metal because too many friends of mine have sheared off the bolts in a minor (or major) crash. I think the plastic will crack where the metal covers will bend or tear, often...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,335
Posted By Mike M
Anyone who has fitted an Akra or Remus header,...

Anyone who has fitted an Akra or Remus header, let me know if you are interested in selling your stock header. PM me---Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 292,637
Posted By Mike M
I also had the Rallye seat and found the same...

I also had the Rallye seat and found the same thing. One hour and you're squirming around.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,335
Posted By Mike M
I've used Remus header/can setup on a few of my...

I've used Remus header/can setup on a few of my other hexheads and never went with any kind of fuel management system.

My GSAW runs so well, I'm hesitant to install Remus or Akrapovic header (i...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 78,724
Posted By Mike M
I hear you---two in college means I will be a...

I hear you---two in college means I will be a "looker" not a "buyer"! :cry

Still, would be a pretty great pair to own.

Someday....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 1,046,416
Posted By Mike M
Haven't figured out how to edit yet. Nowdays,...

Haven't figured out how to edit yet. Nowdays, when I stop I'll just shift the camera during the ride. As I said, pretty easy with the RAM setup. Will look into the RAM tough claw too.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 78,724
Posted By Mike M
Been getting the bug to add a K1300S to park next...

Been getting the bug to add a K1300S to park next to my 2014 GSA. I really like the 2011 blue. Nice rig!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,188
Views: 1,046,416
Posted By Mike M
I didn't like the idea of a helmet mount so I...

I didn't like the idea of a helmet mount so I mounted my GoPro Hero on the handlebar and really happy with the results. Solid, no video vibration on a long RAM arm and U-Bolt. You still get a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 292,637
Posted By Mike M
East of Julian California on Route 78, on my way...

East of Julian California on Route 78, on my way to Borrego Springs.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 292,637
Posted By Mike M
Nice in SoCal on January 4th.... ...

Nice in SoCal on January 4th....

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-rSVbqgf/0/XL/DSCN0008-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 292,637
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-xnPRx38/1/XL/FullSizeRender-2-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9,114
Views: 1,493,760
Posted By Mike M
The one bike I wish I had never sold. Like to...

The one bike I wish I had never sold. Like to have it today!

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Some-Other-Bikes-Ive-Owned/i-gqgnrGv/0/XL/Bike%20Pics%20120-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,161
Views: 608,718
Posted By Mike M
Love the 2015 white with black frame and...

Love the 2015 white with black frame and drivetrain. Black crashbars look awesome with that setup.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,390
Posted By Mike M
100%, sell it yourself---if you can. A...

100%, sell it yourself---if you can. A relatively easy sale, not many GSW's on the used bike market. Find out the price to pay for new then price yours a couple of thousand less. You'll get plenty...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,530
Posted By Mike M
I use a Nike Hyperwarm Compression longsleeve as...

I use a Nike Hyperwarm Compression longsleeve as a base layer and a Northface windstopper jacket over it. Works really well under my Lattitude Jacket.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 64,935
Posted By Mike M
Subscribing... I'm due for a tire change in...

Subscribing...
I'm due for a tire change in 1500 or 2000 miles. Really pretty happy with how my Anakee III's are performing but like to see how the TKC70's do here.
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 829
Posted By Mike M
Used my 315's for the first time and couldn't get...

Used my 315's for the first time and couldn't get a good seal with those foam-type earpieces. Without the seal, sound was tinny. Switched to the triple flange tips and seal was great----bass was...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,063
Posted By Mike M
I got the new base version GoPro Hero for...

I got the new base version GoPro Hero for $129.00. I really like it and mount it on my GS handlebar and also on one of the crash bars for a different view on a RAM U-mount. Not getting any...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,286
Posted By Mike M
I had the dynamic mode on my K1600GT and wanted...

I had the dynamic mode on my K1600GT and wanted it again when I got my '14 GSA. As a side note, much less twitchy on the boxer than the inline 6.

Likely one of those tech options you'll never...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,286
Posted By Mike M
Love Dynamic mode. Great for roll-on...

Love Dynamic mode. Great for roll-on acceleration. :clap
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9,114
Views: 1,493,760
Posted By Mike M
A bike I used to own (this one). NOT a GTL---the...

A bike I used to own (this one). NOT a GTL---the GT has much more of a sport riding position. I know there were lot's of issues reported with them but this 2012 was no trouble (except replacement...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6,055
Views: 1,032,007
Posted By Mike M
Silver Jesse's and the silver side panels has a...

Silver Jesse's and the silver side panels has a real nice look on your early R12GS.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9,114
Views: 1,493,760
Posted By Mike M
Very cool. I had a BMW R90/6 years ago and...

Very cool. I had a BMW R90/6 years ago and brakes technology back then means you have to "plan" your stops. Even with dual discs up front.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,015
Posted By Mike M
On the subject of height, pre-load settings and...

On the subject of height, pre-load settings and ESA, with my long inseam (35") I'm using the 1 helmet and luggage setting on my standard height GSA. I would think the 2 helmet setting raises you the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,708
Posted By Mike M
I don't fully wash my bike often but when I do...

I don't fully wash my bike often but when I do it's in the driveway with a hose. I've used a self-car pressure wash while on the road. I just don't squeeze the wash trigger (just use the light...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,286
Posted By Mike M
I owned 3 different hexhead GS's (and an 1150GS)...

I owned 3 different hexhead GS's (and an 1150GS) prior to the 2014 GSA I bought in May---it took me some time to get accustomed to it. Coming from an F650GS it may take you a little longer to adjust...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,800
Posted By Mike M
First time I used mine on my 14 GSA, they started...

First time I used mine on my 14 GSA, they started out hot but later seemed to lose heat. Turned off for awhile then back on high----didn't come on hot. Thinking theres a problem but going to test...
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