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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5,566
Views: 935,244
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: 8,899
Views: 1,417,811
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: 1,691
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: 2,081
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: 70
Views: 4,482
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: 72
Views: 2,470
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...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Mike M
Speaking of crossing the border... Want to...

Speaking of crossing the border...

Want to do that and start with a good day-ride. Looking for some suggestions. Also, haven't crossed the border before----what do I need to get across (and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-13-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Mike M
Thanks a bunch. I joined the SD ADV Riders, glad...

Thanks a bunch. I joined the SD ADV Riders, glad to hear theres some big bike riders in the group. Enjoyed Black Canyon Rd last Sunday. Will try some of the others you listed. Mike
Forum: Road warriors 12-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 8,899
Views: 1,417,811
Posted By Mike M
This bike has always interested me. Huge power...

This bike has always interested me. Huge power and with a couple minor mods, it can be a great S-T with the emphasis on S.

Plus, I like the "alien" headlights!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 31,354
Posted By Mike M
So, there's a new development with Corbin seats...

So, there's a new development with Corbin seats made for the GSW/GSAW. They changed the locking design to include a rear latching system. This is the same system I had with a Corbin one-piece seat...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-11-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By Mike M
Good GSA desert rides near San Diego

I moved to SD and found some nice hardpacked dirt roads in the mountains. I'd like to do some desert rides that are good for the big GSA with Anakee III's. Most of my riding is solo so can't be too...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,641
Posted By Mike M
I've been using iPhoto on my Mac to transfer from...

I've been using iPhoto on my Mac to transfer from my GoPro. Haven't figured out how to string videos together. Looks like I can't edit in iPhoto.

For some reason (likely operator error) I was...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Mike M
Never had problems with eR6i's. The Shure's have...

Never had problems with eR6i's. The Shure's have a nice cord over-ear system. Hope it works as good. I think it should.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,641
Posted By Mike M
Question: I bought a GoPro Hero and have it...

Question:

I bought a GoPro Hero and have it mounted on my handlebar. I'm recording at 1080p and it takes a long time to transfer video to my MacBook Pro. A 17 minute video is taking an hour to...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Mike M
Shure 315 Earphones

Just ponied-up $199 for Shure 315 earphones. I made the investment in the 315's instead of the 215's for $99 based on the reviews.

Ovewr the years, I had 3 sets of Etymotic eR6i's and really...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 257,145
Posted By Mike M
Black Canyon Road between Lake Henshaw and...

Black Canyon Road between Lake Henshaw and Ramona, California.

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-mH5pgQk/0/XL/IMG_2598-XL.jpg
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Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 48,639
Posted By Mike M
I guess you're right! :norton Everything...

I guess you're right! :norton

Everything seems small compared to that behemoth!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3,100
Views: 1,007,602
Posted By Mike M
Nice looking Black R11GS. I lived in Denver for...

Nice looking Black R11GS. I lived in Denver for many years (I miss it!). 60 degrees near Longs Peak?---Nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5,566
Views: 935,244
Posted By Mike M
Here you go... ...

Here you go...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-QpGzpjn/0/L/IMG_2634-L.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 572,122
Posted By Mike M
Riding the Dragon's Tail... ...

Riding the Dragon's Tail...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-NfP78SN/0/XL/Dragon%205-XL.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8,899
Views: 1,417,811
Posted By Mike M
That.Looks.Nice.

That.Looks.Nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5,566
Views: 935,244
Posted By Mike M
MachineartMoto head covers for the GSW/GSAW. ...

MachineartMoto head covers for the GSW/GSAW. Really nice fit over almost the entire valve cover---and no problem fitting under the OEM crash bars. Also, crash bars only have to be loosened up to...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By Mike M
I'll always wear wrap around sunglasses because I...

I'll always wear wrap around sunglasses because I like to ride with my visor open most of the time. For that reason I've always worn sunglasses with as much wrap as possible to provide wind and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,743
Posted By Mike M
Called the dealer back to see how they're coming...

Called the dealer back to see how they're coming along and he said he checked a number of GSA's and came to the conclusion "they all do that"! :lol3

All joking aside, he said a guy dropped off...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,743
Posted By Mike M
I just brought my 2014 GSA into the dealership...

I just brought my 2014 GSA into the dealership for it's 6000 mile service. Tech and Service Writer weren't familiar with the ESA shock issue and acted pretty alarmed by the 1 inch of rotation it...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,421
Posted By Mike M
Choose wisely because I never had a problem with...

Choose wisely because I never had a problem with my prescription sunglasses shifting while riding but since I got my Shoei GT air, my glasses are constantly shifting upward. Only moving up a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,164
Posted By Mike M
I get off and pump fuel into my 2014 GSAW while...

I get off and pump fuel into my 2014 GSAW while on the side stand. Watching down the spout while doing it to not overfill. CA is a pain in the ass with the pump nozzle boot and I'm hoping the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 48,639
Posted By Mike M
I saw the R at the Long Beach MC show and despite...

I saw the R at the Long Beach MC show and despite liking the pictures, at 6'1" and 220 lbs, the R felt small to me. Under 6 footers will like it.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 257,145
Posted By Mike M
Love Clearwater lights. Had them on my K1600GT,...

Love Clearwater lights. Had them on my K1600GT, never thought of adding them in addition to the OEM LEDs.
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 8,899
Views: 1,417,811
Posted By Mike M
Loving this bike. Supersport with ergo's that...

Loving this bike. Supersport with ergo's that won't twist up my 56 year old body----and would look good next to my '14 GSA.

Unfortunately, two in college makes it totally illogical Captain.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Mike M
I'm finding lots of really nice riding around the...

I'm finding lots of really nice riding around the San Diego area. Good tarmac and off-road for the big GS (hardpack and gravel).

Just went through Borrego Springs and took a pic at the same...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By Mike M
I had the same problem and fixed it with a large...

I had the same problem and fixed it with a large square of adhesive-backed heavy duty black velcro. I thought it might peel off but I made sure the area was clean and dry when I stuck it on. Hasn't...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Mike M
I like it. Have had a number of Shoei helmets, GT...

I like it. Have had a number of Shoei helmets, GT Air is the best. Decent airflow (nothing special) but fits really well, shield ratcheting is tight so doesn't slam shut when you are at speed and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,594
Posted By Mike M
Most everyone I know has a miserable time with...

Most everyone I know has a miserable time with BMW stock seats. For me it's the soft foam---has me squirming around so aftermarket seat is an investment that's a must for me.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-28-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Mike M
My Trip From St. Louis to San Diego

I moved to St. Louis for a new job on March 1, 2014 but in May, I got a call from a company I was talking with and they offered me a job in San Diego---all things being equal, I chose SD! :nod
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8,899
Views: 1,417,811
Posted By Mike M
I love the pics of the black RoadKing Classic. ...

I love the pics of the black RoadKing Classic. Been wanting one for years.

Now, this one has got my attention...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 32,688
Posted By Mike M
I'm like some of you here when it comes to tires....

I'm like some of you here when it comes to tires. I've tried a number of different brands and based on how I use my GSA, the Anakee III's have been pretty damn good from a standpoint of wear and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mike M
Another pic...I loved my K12RS, especially when...

Another pic...I loved my K12RS, especially when living in Colorado (here coming down from Echo Lake & Mount Evans)!
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,507
Posted By Mike M
I had a 1998 K1200RS and this 2003. A...

I had a 1998 K1200RS and this 2003.

A great sport-tourer with the ability to strip the cases off and ride like a (fat) sportbike. The flying brick was a nice powerplant laid down flat for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-24-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 30,541
Posted By Mike M
Take the last train to here... ...

Take the last train to here...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-F3HTGPc/0/XL/photo%205-XL.jpg
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