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Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,775
Posted By mikegc
Target: Colorado! Will the Bullet hit or misfire?

Great report and photography. I like your style.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,065
Posted By mikegc
GSAW Battery removal

It's tucked in there but there are no issues getting to it. It's no big deal.

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 172,883
Posted By mikegc
Endless Utah

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

Mike
Forum: Americas 10-23-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 666
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: 670
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: 34,489
Views: 8,485,819
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: 268
Views: 38,779
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: 1,953
Views: 353,260
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: 365
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: 365
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: 288
Views: 47,959
Posted By mikegc
Across USA via VStrom

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

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 47,959
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: 2,723
Views: 365,090
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: 34,489
Views: 8,485,819
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: 3,929
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: 2,068
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: 1,346
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: 1,346
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: 1,346
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: 1,226
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: 2,143
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: 695
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: 5,160
Views: 832,259
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: 933
Views: 172,883
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: 5,160
Views: 832,259
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: 796
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: 2,537
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: 2,723
Views: 365,090
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: 4,614
Views: 1,701,783
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: 34,489
Views: 8,485,819
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

^^^^^^
Beautiful!

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,140
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: 428
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: 4,140
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: 354,596
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: 354,596
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: 141
Views: 37,231
Posted By mikegc
Alaska 2014: Hotel Budget Zero

Great ride report!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 957,806
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: 1,918
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: 1,918
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: 5,160
Views: 832,259
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
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