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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,797
Posted By gearmaker
R4r

Even after editing, the date still doesn't appear in the title :(
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-16-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,797
Posted By gearmaker
WDSR Ride for Research 6-8 June 2014 (WI)

Ride For Research June 6-8 2014.
Post some pictures from past rides.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-12-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,791
Posted By gearmaker
Bw200

I'm in.
What's for dinner on Saturday?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 768
Posted By gearmaker
Riding in the north woods

Look into Wisconsin Dual Sport Riders. We have a Wabeno ride coming up in June.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2011, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,300
Posted By gearmaker
Tourmaster makes shitty zippers

The title of this thread should have been "China makes shitty zippers". The problem is, everyone is using cheap China made zippers, including over priced BMW clothing, and Bags Connection.
Sorry...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 07-04-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,433
Posted By gearmaker
Black Hills

Thanks for the post. These are the exact maps I've been looking for. I'll be in that area 2nd week in Aug with a 1200 adv.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-31-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,694
Posted By gearmaker
Eau Claire River

http://umdumchuck.smugmug.com/Events/BMW-RA-Chippewa/i-bDKFFPQ/0/S/DSCN0214-S.jpg
It's on my route through the sand....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-31-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,466
Posted By gearmaker
Did they look hungry?

Did they look hungry?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,694
Posted By gearmaker
I'll have paper maps and GPS tracks for some...

I'll have paper maps and GPS tracks for some nasty ass sand. Look for the GS area in the main building, I'll have a computer and printer. If there's any demand I can convert some routes to Delorme. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,466
Posted By gearmaker
Bear, Wolves???? Did the bear look hungry? There...

Bear, Wolves???? Did the bear look hungry? There is a report of a cougar in our Piontek hero section.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-30-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,466
Posted By gearmaker
They will become our "legacy arrows". How many...

They will become our "legacy arrows". How many can I staple to each tree :)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,694
Posted By gearmaker
need mud in Chippewa Falls area

I was hoping someone would offer some mud/sand trails in the Chippewa Falls area.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,466
Posted By gearmaker
Big bikes in the dirt.

Little John might have a detour or two if he were going to be doing a big bike route. I don't think John was going to be doing a big bike route, it's up to the big bike riders if they want a big bike...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2011, 04:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,694
Posted By gearmaker
GS routes

I'll have some GPS tracks for the area. Some routes will be beginner trails/roads, I hope to have a few tracks that would challenge an experienced rider on a big bike. I'm riding the Chippewa Falls...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-25-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,466
Posted By gearmaker
Big bikes in Wabeno

Anyone going to Wabeno for the June ride interested in riding big bikes on the thumper route?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-23-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,466
Posted By gearmaker
Ride for Research in Wabeno

This past weekend I rode most of the Thumper route on my GS Adventure. Water levels are up, and the trails are in great shape.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By gearmaker
Thanks for the help

Thanks for all the great ride tips. We will be sort of limited to the tarmac, two overloaded 1200 GS's and a 850 GS. Any off road riding will be in the Mojave and Rawhide's camp in Death Valley. I...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-05-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,279
Posted By gearmaker
Thanks for the ride info

I've been following this thread. Thanks for all of the great information. I along with two other riders will be traveling through from Jan 16 to the 31. We'll be trailering the bikes from Green Bay...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By gearmaker
Touratec and Excell

This is on a 07 R1200GSADVENTURE

Garmin/BMW GPS on Touratec bracket mounted on the cross bar.
Valentine Radar Detector under the beak, with the enunciator on an Excell 1/2 shelf. So far the RCMP...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-30-2009, 04:46 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 18,368
Posted By gearmaker
TWAT on 1200GS

We started the TWAT June 29. We'll do a section at a time.
2 1200 GS's and 2 1200 GSAdventures, all with street tires, and side boxes. Highway 29 South to I94. We'll go at it again with TKC-80's,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2009, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,757
Posted By gearmaker
I'm a tard with a wrench. Took 1 hour, works...

I'm a tard with a wrench. Took 1 hour, works LOUD. I added a zip tie from the horn to the bike, never sure about my mounting bolt working loose. Bought it at the Houghton RA Rally, along with a shelf...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,811
Posted By gearmaker
Spot

Don't trust the belt clip on the Spot, nearly lost mine while skiing. Since then I added a tether . Even when it's in my jacket pocket I keep the tether clipped to the jacket. When your bike goes...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,458
Posted By gearmaker
Electronic Cruise Control

I had my dealer install the Strailian control for under 7. The best mod I've put on the bike. Great improvement over the mechanical devises.
07GSAdventure
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,505
Posted By gearmaker
BMW GSAdventure Boxes

The lids don't have to swing open. If you unlock the front and back, they lift off. Another reason to get the BMW Adventure Cases. They hold the most beer, 23% more beer than the Happy Trails. Or...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,505
Posted By gearmaker
GSAdventure Boxes

Get the GSAdventure BMW boxes, they do everything your asking.

http://umdumchuck.smugmug.com/photos/276413505_fhRUU-S.jpg

And if you don't put on an exhaust extender, you can even cook your...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,248,481
Posted By gearmaker
http://umdumchuck.smugmug.com/photos/405609917_JSC...

http://umdumchuck.smugmug.com/photos/405609917_JSCni-M.jpg
Some fat guy was trying to dry hump my sweetheart ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By gearmaker
Car Chains on a 1200 Adventure

Has anyone modified a set of car tire chains to fit a 1200 Adventure? I have found threads about making chains with cam buckle straps and short lengths of chain. One thread shows modified car chains,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-26-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,413
Posted By gearmaker
Delorme on Garmin

Did it work? This is exactly what I would like to do, run Delorme Topo on a Garmin 2820.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2008, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By gearmaker
Jim Thanks, I learned something today, I just...

Jim
Thanks, I learned something today, I just thought they put them on wrong.
Without starting Tire Wars, what tire do you think has the best grip for highway use. I don't care about tire life,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-05-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 23,506
Posted By gearmaker
Delorme Maps

I just got the Delorme Earthmate, Street Atlas, Topo 7.0, and Map Library.
The Quads are easy and quick to download, fantastic detail. I can't wait for spring riding.
Does anyone have a link for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,628
Posted By gearmaker
Thanks for the pics, I was about to start a new...

Thanks for the pics, I was about to start a new thread asking about Bark Busters on a 1200GSA. The BMW guards don't have the aluminum bar protection.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 193,427
Posted By gearmaker
[quote=PackRat]RED----RIGHT----RETURN.....he's...

[quote=PackRat]RED----RIGHT----RETURN.....he's obviously heading away from home!!:lol3


That's what I first thought, remembering days in the navy, seems our submarine had red lights on the...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 25,051
Views: 4,412,637
Posted By gearmaker
Thanks, for the link, this will get me started.

Thanks, for the link, this will get me started.
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2008, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25,051
Views: 4,412,637
Posted By gearmaker
Ice studding my tires

Will I wreck my tires if I put ice studs in them? Are some tires better to stud?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2008, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By gearmaker
Picking up a GSA

I've had my 1200GSA over on it's side six times. Look at this link, it really works. I can pickup my bike fully loaded by following her instructions. If you ride by yourself, you need to be able to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 989
Posted By gearmaker
Close to the grave

How old is "Close to the grave"?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By gearmaker
How much oil will this take? Do you fill the...

How much oil will this take? Do you fill the engine, even the heads with Amsoil ?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,759
Posted By gearmaker
Electronic Cruise

I have the MotorCycle Cruise Control on a 2007 GSAdventure, rock solid, worth every penny, all 63,700. I had the Throttle Locker on my last bike, and never found it worth a crap.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,577
Posted By gearmaker
crashed toys

If anyone has any insight or direction to help me out, I would certainly be all ears and also be extremely grateful. :clap


Take a look at www.crashedtoys.com/ (http://www.crashedtoys.com/)
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-29-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 654
Views: 22,615
Posted By gearmaker
Ride to pie

http://umdumchuck.smugmug.com/photos/405542758_kFH2f-M.jpg

Ride for Pie, Ride to Gillett, Wisconsin. Undisputed pie capital of the world. The sign outside of Gillett says so.
If you ride to eat...
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