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Forum: Vendors 09-15-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1,155
Views: 185,991
Posted By Mikepotter86
Dissapointed by fading.

I ordered my MM10s at the beginning of March and I have to say I am a little dissapointed with the way they have worn cosmetically.

In less than 6 months, the black lights, which looked great on...
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
It wasn't us. We did ride that rode for a while,...

It wasn't us. We did ride that rode for a while, but we are back in Virginia now. We have more posts to come... but the next one is Taylor's and he is traveling for work.
Forum: Ride reports 09-15-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Shanna nailed it, that was exactly what I was...

Shanna nailed it, that was exactly what I was going for.
Forum: Ride reports 08-28-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Telluride to Dinosaur

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Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Sorry for the slow updates

We've fallen horribly behind with posts, this I know. Please trust that it is because of a combination of long and amazing rides, and a lack of access to power and internet needed. I am still a bit...
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
First Day in the Dirt

On our second day in Telluride, we awoke to rain. Our tents were wet from sprinkling overnight, and the sky did not agree with our plans for the day. After our conversations with Dean in Durango, we...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Durango to Telluride on The Million Dollar Highway

<hr style="color:#575757; background-color:#575757" size="1"> After hitting the post office in Durango, and of course busting out an impressive number of pushups, we hit the road. The...
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Santa Fe to Durango

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Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Taylor keeping himself amused at a gas stop. ...

Taylor keeping himself amused at a gas stop.

http://i380.photobucket.com/albums/oo248/Mikepotter86/Motorcycle%20Photos/BB72AA4A-B242-4A2F-A9D5-9065AE1E46E9.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Day 3: Conway to Santa Fe

With the assistance of near methamphetamine strength coffee from Tinks, we were on the road by 6AM. The first tank of gas flew by, and by 8:30 we were fueling up. A trucker told us we were ahead of...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-10-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Mikepotter86
Laugh We're all set now, thanks to David and Dean at...

We're all set now, thanks to David and Dean at Mountainadv
Forum: Ride reports 08-10-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Excellent. We love info, and Drinks! We will be...

Excellent. We love info, and Drinks! We will be in touch.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-09-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By Mikepotter86
Help needed with tire change in Northern NM, or Colorado

We're on a cross country trip, in Santa Fe today, heading towards Durango, Telluride, Oray, Rocky Mt. National park, etc, and we're suddenly in need of a tire change.

We had planned on changing...
Forum: Ride reports 08-09-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Day Two: Blacksburg to Conway

On Wednesday night, after the short ride to Blacksburg, and killer fish tacos, I optimistically switched out my shaded visor for the clear one, hoping for a pre-dawn departure. 5 AM came early, and...
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Quit with your thread jacking. I seriously don't...

Quit with your thread jacking. I seriously don't know this guy.
Forum: Ride reports 08-06-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
I promise to remember at least 90% of the...

I promise to remember at least 90% of the daylight hours... I can't afford to keep replacing phones at this rate.
Forum: Ride reports 08-05-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
who is this "Kurt I Sminder" and why does he have...

who is this "Kurt I Sminder" and why does he have so few posts?
Forum: Ride reports 08-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,393
Posted By Mikepotter86
Rockiescape '14 - DC to BC - a gnarventure sagaquest

It began over two years ago, after triumphantly overcoming an abysmally poor bonfire in Shenandoah National Park with the use of a gasoline soaked towel t-shirt, and the assistance of a nearby...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,295
Posted By Mikepotter86
Thank you all, again for the feedback. ...

Thank you all, again for the feedback.

George at BUA confirmed that the issue was a U-joint failure and replaced the driveshaft for me. Parts were pretty pricey, but the labor was reasonable. I...
Forum: Airheads 07-15-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,949
Posted By Mikepotter86
Thanks for posting, and for leading a great ride,...

Thanks for posting, and for leading a great ride, Phillip. I hope to see you soon.

Mike
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
I think it is the same principal, you don't want...

I think it is the same principal, you don't want to put a lot of weight behind the rear wheel on any bike, with the K1200, however, that big heavy engine means the amount you can get away with is...
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
Nothing I love more than a nice flame/ threadjack.

Nothing I love more than a nice flame/ threadjack.
Forum: Airheads 07-11-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,949
Posted By Mikepotter86
A few other BMW guys and I are going riding on...

A few other BMW guys and I are going riding on Saturday if you want to join. I'm not as much of an early riser as some BMW riders, but if you want to meet up mid-to-late morning and head out to...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
I've nearly lost girlfriends over such a...

I've nearly lost girlfriends over such a suggestion before... and this one does not ride. Come to think of it, I never did let the last one ride the /5, three years of asking. If that was what lead...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
I went to that Horrible Bloomsburg MOA two up...

I went to that Horrible Bloomsburg MOA two up with my /5 but I've gotten more anal about specs since then.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,295
Posted By Mikepotter86
If my truck's U-joint failed, it would cost me...

If my truck's U-joint failed, it would cost me $300 and would cost me at max a half a day at work, this failure will cost me well north of a grand, and could have cost me weeks on a trip, so I don't...
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
So at this point, I am thinking her clothes, and...

So at this point, I am thinking her clothes, and both of our sleeping pads and bags will be fine.
Forum: Airheads 07-10-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,949
Posted By Mikepotter86
Thanks, I love riding this bike in the...

Thanks,

I love riding this bike in the spring and fall, and after the first year, I've only put 3-5k per year on it due to having other bikes for hot weather, checking the valves twice a year I...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,949
Posted By Mikepotter86
Yeah, I could be up for a ride this weekend.

Yeah, I could be up for a ride this weekend.
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
Thanks, it is mine. I wish it wasn't. If you want...

Thanks, it is mine. I wish it wasn't. If you want to read about it, here is the link.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867407
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,253
Posted By Mikepotter86
Thanks for the advice. We've both traveled...

Thanks for the advice. We've both traveled Southern Utah Extensively via bike, so we're not going to spend too much time there.

Our current plan is as follows:

8/6/2014 Wednesday Blacksburg,...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
<a...

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Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
Mine has the rocking Reynolds Rack that connects...

Mine has the rocking Reynolds Rack that connects to the lower Pannier rack, so I think it is the stronger one.
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
That's why I removed the top box. I am thinking I...

That's why I removed the top box. I am thinking I will give her a dry bag to put her clothes in, and strap it, and the sleeping bags on the back, no need for the box.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,295
Posted By Mikepotter86
Did you notice the other bikes in my signature? I...

Did you notice the other bikes in my signature? I love riding my GS, but nothing puts a grin on my face faster than my tube tire, carbed, drum braked /5.
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,949
Posted By Mikepotter86
She actually says she feels safer close to the...

She actually says she feels safer close to the ground, but says that she misses being able to see over my head, in reality, she couldn't have seen over me on the other seat, I'm 5" taller than my dad...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,707
Posted By Mikepotter86
How much weight do you put on your rear rack?

I have a 1981 R100 RT which I inherited from my dad, he had always used the huge, paint-matched Luftmeister trunk on a Reynolds rack to carry whatever he wanted, I have been more cautious to keep the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,295
Posted By Mikepotter86
Thanks for all the feedback, guys! I really do...

Thanks for all the feedback, guys! I really do love the bike, and you're right, no amount of economy, reliability, etc. will replace that feeling.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,295
Posted By Mikepotter86
I prefer riding the GS. But I am not sure it is...

I prefer riding the GS. But I am not sure it is worth the risk of this happening again in the middle of a long trip, or of Final Drive failure when a chain failing gives warning and takes little...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,295
Posted By Mikepotter86
Annoyed, Worried, a little pissed. Talk me out of ditching my GS

I bought an 08 R1200 GS with 52k on it in February, the bike had great service records, was in great condition, and I freaking love riding it. I've been a BMW enthusiast since I was a kid, and have...
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