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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:40 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 171,537
Posted By mikegc
Endless Utah

^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Wow! Great pic . . . . again!

Mike
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By mikegc
TAT - how to ship the bike to TN?

I've used the Federal Companies on several occasions and they've always been superb. Their rates are, imho, fair. I deal with shipping operations in my business and, to get a piece of furniture...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By mikegc
CyMark screen supports.

Here's the web address: http://www.cymarcbikeparts.co.uk/ (http://www.cymarcbikeparts.co.uk/) I fitted one of the screen supports to my GSA and it's great. The design is simple and the fit/finish...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 34,322
Views: 8,430,420
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

I've seen that machine and the paint job is phenomenal. When I was part of the "Harley scene," I saw many Vietnam themed paint jobs and even did a subtle one on my own dresser. Anyway, WVhillbilly,...
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 31,391
Posted By mikegc
Solo TAT ride from coast to coast on 690r

I got here a bit late as work is really messing with my goofing off time! Great report . . . . make me wish I was 60 again!:D

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-14-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,927
Views: 349,488
Posted By mikegc
Post your best "Fall Colors" pics!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Wow, that old Duc brings back a lot of memories!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By mikegc
Wiring Cleawater Darlas to OEM harness on a '14 GSA

Thanks, Gr8ridn, you are correct. I called Alex yesterday and he said the same thing. I'll probably just wire them according to Clearwater's instructions via the new type harness as I really don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 357
Posted By mikegc
Wiring Cleawater Darlas to OEM harness on a '14 GSA

I've got a '14 GSA (LED headlight) with Clearwater Kristas using the new wiring harness and a Canopener 3. They work just fine. I picked up a set of Darlas to replace the OEM fog lights and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 38,692
Posted By mikegc
Across USA via VStrom

^^^^^^^^^^^^
Fine advice, Sregor!

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 38,692
Posted By mikegc
Across USA via VStrom

I'm late to your adventure but, heck, I'm old and mostly late to everything. You observations and writing style are great. I'm enjoying your journey.

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-02-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 363,141
Posted By mikegc
Let's see your sunsets/sunrises.

Moab:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Motorsickle/i-FwSC2SQ/0/L/Arches%2C%20Monday%20Sunrise2007%20092%20%2851%29-L.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 34,322
Views: 8,430,420
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

What a kindness! Salute, sir.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,898
Posted By mikegc
Colorado. San Juan Mountains. Uncompahgre

My wife and I "found" Ouray during a 1997 tour and take every opportunity to get back there. Your ride report and photography are great. Thanks for taking time to post.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,047
Posted By mikegc
9 Days in the PNW - One Day at a Time

Nice ride report. I live in North Carolina and have been fortunate to travel in your part of the world. Beautiful country!!!!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By mikegc
Clearwater's Kristas on a '14 GS Adventure

I had purchased the then-new wiring harness and CANbus 1 back in December of last year, prior to the arrival of my '14 GSA. Later, I saw the new CANbus 3, called Glenn and told him I hadn't installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By mikegc
Clearwater's Kristas on a '14 GS Adventure

My dealer gave me a deal on the labor and the charge was $250.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,330
Posted By mikegc
Clearwater's Kristas on a '14 GS Adventure

It took almost 3.5 hours but that's because the tank was removed. You really don't have to do it but . . . . . . .

Mike
Forum: Americas 09-18-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,212
Posted By mikegc
your favorite mom & pop motels & campgrounds

1. The Marathon Motel, Marathon, Texas
2. Kern Lodge, Kernville, CA
3. Blue Waters Lodge, Robbinsville, NC

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-18-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,125
Posted By mikegc
The trip my employer doesnt want to know about!

Great report. Sounds like what you need to clear the noggin!

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-18-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By mikegc
Any good trails around Clayton/Raleigh, NC?

I used to ride Uwharrie all the time and it's a great place. You can ride all day and not cross the same ground twice. I never worried about the 4x4s as they were a courteous bunch. Go ride there...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5,097
Views: 820,361
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Yes, sir, Marlinjames, you are correct.

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-12-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 171,537
Posted By mikegc
Endless Utah

I didn't make it to Utah this year so your ride report(s) really help!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5,097
Views: 820,361
Posted By mikegc
This might be helpful: ...

This might be helpful: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/electrical-connection-can-bus-electrical-connector-for-bmw-ducati-triumph-motorcycles...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-08-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 782
Posted By mikegc
Out for a Wander (North-Central Oregon)

Sounds like you need a good road trip to clear the head. Ain't nothin' like a trip on two wheels to clear the mind and soul. Have fun!

Mike
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,482
Posted By mikegc
boots for an extended sport touring ride

I purchased a pair of Sidi On-Road boots in 1995 and have put a bunch of miles on them. My feet have never been wet in them and they still have plenty of service left. All I've done is treat them...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-07-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2,711
Views: 363,141
Posted By mikegc
Let's see your sunsets/sunrises.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Who the heck would care if you'd posted them previously. They're gorgeous!

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-06-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 4,597
Views: 1,694,881
Posted By mikegc
Beautiful photo, Jenny! Welcome aboard. Mike

Beautiful photo, Jenny! Welcome aboard.

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 34,322
Views: 8,430,420
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

^^^^^^
Beautiful!

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,092
Posted By mikegc
Taking Momma home

Sandsman, you're a good son.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By mikegc
CHicago to Cali and then some

I stayed in SLO on a trip a few years ago but, these days, I prefer Morro Bay. There are a bunch of mom 'n pop lodging there, it's on the coast and a walk around town is nice. North of there on the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-27-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,092
Posted By mikegc
Taking Momma Home

From the photo you posted, it looks like your mother had a fine sense of humor. I think she'll enjoy spending a little time with you. I lost my mom about a year ago, too, and feel certain this will...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 353,523
Posted By mikegc
show us a picture of your GS LIGHTS, please

With the '13 & '14 machines with LED lights, CANbus 3 integrates with the OEM wiring so no external on/off switch is needed. If you have the OEM GPS option, the "wonder wheel" acts as the rheostat. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 991
Views: 353,523
Posted By mikegc
show us a picture of your GS LIGHTS, please

Finally got my Kristas installed with the CANbus 3. Clearwater has a winner with that little gadget:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Krista-Project/i-pwgczrP/0/XL/APR_0707-XL.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 36,201
Posted By mikegc
Alaska 2014: Hotel Budget Zero

Great ride report!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,967
Views: 951,692
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

All I can say is "Wow! Great pics, clintonl. I'm envious.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,892
Posted By mikegc
Alternate valve stems for '14 BMW Adv?

Armchair quarterback? Well, Curt, I see that.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,892
Posted By mikegc
Alternate valve stems for '14 BMW Adv?

Great advice, Jet. They now have a right angle attachment for use with their tire gage. Make airing up or down pretty easy.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5,097
Views: 820,361
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

The Jesse panniers are much stronger. There's no need to ask how I know.:D

Mike
Forum: Americas 08-23-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,039
Posted By mikegc
Ironbutt tips

Sounds like a plan! I thought about carrying extra fuel but I live on the east coast so refueling was never an issue. During my early morning hours, I'd ride between 125 & 140 miles and start...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By mikegc
PCH plus

You've a great looking wife, decent looking bike and time on your hands to go on a motorcycle trip. I'm envious! Thanks for taking the time and effort to post.

Mike
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