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Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,557
Posted By mikejjmay
several rigs from KLR to Vstrom to Goldwing -...

several rigs from KLR to Vstrom to Goldwing - never felt the need for the sidecar brake, never hooked it up
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,583
Posted By mikejjmay
I have a set as well so I can comment here. They...

I have a set as well so I can comment here. They are night and day difference. Best way to think about it would be like driving a non power steering car, then suddenly adding power steering. Much...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,047
Posted By mikejjmay
same here!

same here!
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,428
Posted By mikejjmay
only you can make that decision, however I will...

only you can make that decision, however I will say it took a long time before I was fully comfortable on my hack. there are still some times going into corners a little fast or something like that...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,583
Posted By mikejjmay
Check out my thread on my vstrom hack - I just...

Check out my thread on my vstrom hack - I just put one on this last year. Great improvement. reach out to Jay at DMC.

Just let me know if you get one - the installation is tricky - the fender...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By mikejjmay
Gotcha. Thank you, I was just wondering what the...

Gotcha. Thank you, I was just wondering what the norm is for that guideline. Never bought such a high end bike before, so usually its MSRP on the floor for the all the asian (honda, suz, etc) bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By mikejjmay
Out of curiosity, do all new GS's always sell...

Out of curiosity, do all new GS's always sell over MSRP? The MSRP as shown for the 2015 R 1200 GS is $16,175. I see them listed from 18-20k. Is that normal.

I was having a hard time...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 82,111
Posted By mikejjmay
well if you ever have a non-hacked 1200 or 1150...

well if you ever have a non-hacked 1200 or 1150 you want to sell let me know :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By mikejjmay
Yea so i just got off the phone with the...

Yea so i just got off the phone with the dealership. I told them before i make the drive, i thought the price was high, and that would be an issue for me.

They stated that is their winter...
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 82,111
Posted By mikejjmay
DB I may have missed it, but are you keeping the...

DB I may have missed it, but are you keeping the GS rig in light of your new purchase?
Forum: Hacks 12-24-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,049
Posted By mikejjmay
yea and it is usually like $5 a can instead of...

yea and it is usually like $5 a can instead of the usual $3.50 for the normal rustoleum.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By mikejjmay
Do you do alot to maintain the brakes, or is it...

Do you do alot to maintain the brakes, or is it just like a once a year bleed type procedure?

Honestly, the only complaint I seem to consistently read about the 06 is the brakes.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By mikejjmay
trust me i would love to find an 07-08. These two...

trust me i would love to find an 07-08. These two are the only older ones around here. then we jump to 2010 - 2012 with price tags at 10k minimum
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By mikejjmay
Yea i was not too sure on the price...there just...

Yea i was not too sure on the price...there just arent too many that come up used (with less than like 100k on them) around here....unless they have like 20k and are much newer, but then they are in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By mikejjmay
spose I should also ask - how do you feel about a...

spose I should also ask - how do you feel about a GS with 50k miles on it? Should I be concerned?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,666
Posted By mikejjmay
input from BMW experts

Always lusted after a GS, just don't have the $ for brand new.

A dealer near me has 2.

2005 R 1200 GS, no crash bars, luggage, and street tires, looks like a touring screen. 43k miles
...
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,354
Posted By mikejjmay
DB is there a post or ad or something for that...

DB is there a post or ad or something for that sidecar you reference earlier (the bandit)?

Just curious.
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,049
Posted By mikejjmay
On the rigs i have had, I actually PREFER the...

On the rigs i have had, I actually PREFER the rattle can, cause it is so easy to touch up when the inevitable rock scratches, etc occurr. Just mask off the area, clean with some alcohol, etc, and...
Forum: Hacks 12-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By mikejjmay
Yea reading over on SS, there seems to be a fair...

Yea reading over on SS, there seems to be a fair share of issues with the 14 that may take more than just the first year to get the teething issues out.

No fault to ural - major changes always...
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By mikejjmay
Both are brand new Sent from my SGH-T679...

Both are brand new

Sent from my SGH-T679 using Tapatalk 2
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 880
Posted By mikejjmay
if you could, what would you prefer

2013 ural t for $9999 + tax title etc

2014 ural t for $12,399 = tax title etc

im all for efi and some other improvements, but 2400 is nearly 25% of the purchase price of the 2013.

Just...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-08-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 669
Views: 75,045
Posted By mikejjmay
Very nice! Your reports always make for a nice...

Very nice! Your reports always make for a nice break in my work day. Keep em coming!:thumb
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-04-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 736,717
Posted By mikejjmay
promised a better pic a bit ago, 2003 KLR for...

promised a better pic a bit ago, 2003 KLR for sale, Prescott/Hastings area

now has racks and aluminum panniers installed, and a lower price! Asking $2200 OBO.


Doohickey Done w/eagle mike...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-27-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4,565
Views: 736,717
Posted By mikejjmay
Another 03 KLR up for sale - mine :D ...

Another 03 KLR up for sale - mine :D

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1012875 - Link to Bikes board
Forum: Hacks 09-27-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 711,055
Posted By mikejjmay
One of my solos up for sale. Will make a better...

One of my solos up for sale. Will make a better deal for an ADV'er. KLRs make fun tugs for offroad work too!

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/wsh/mcy/4687848314.html
Forum: Thumpers 09-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By mikejjmay
Are you talking dedicated trails, or like fire...

Are you talking dedicated trails, or like fire road, minimum maintanence, etc? I think an idea of your budget would help.

If you want something smaller, with modern convenience (FI), and dont...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By mikejjmay
I recommend the leading legs from DMC made for...

I recommend the leading legs from DMC made for the strom. About 1/3 the cost of true leading legs, but make the ride so much nicer :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By mikejjmay
Unless you are running straight knobbies on...

Unless you are running straight knobbies on pavement, you really should be getting more than 4k out of a tire. I usually get double that (on my Anakee II's). I think the OP said 90% road, 10% dirt,...
Forum: Hacks 09-15-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By mikejjmay
Yep they are steel. Ill check the thickness when...

Yep they are steel. Ill check the thickness when i get home tonight and post up
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By mikejjmay
Well as far as I know he only makes them for the...

Well as far as I know he only makes them for the DL. To see if he makes these "leading legs" for your ride, you would have to contact Jay.

But yes, they did greatly improve steering and steering...
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 711,055
Posted By mikejjmay
Sounds perfect for what i need. If i had the $ i...

Sounds perfect for what i need. If i had the $ i would grab it. Need a good highway commuter for my 60 mile roundtrip work commute each day.
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,270
Views: 711,055
Posted By mikejjmay
DB, out of curiosity, what was he asking for it?

DB, out of curiosity, what was he asking for it?
Forum: Hacks 09-13-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By mikejjmay
Jay makes them. I have a set on my DL650 rig....

Jay makes them. I have a set on my DL650 rig. More pics, etc available in my thread
Forum: Hacks 09-12-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,991
Posted By mikejjmay
If the wife is getting cold, wire an SAE in there...

If the wife is getting cold, wire an SAE in there and get a heated blanket. She will appreciate it :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,036
Posted By mikejjmay
Is cost a factor? just got a 2003 KLR with...

Is cost a factor?

just got a 2003 KLR with aftermarket seat, crashbars, etc, for $1500 with 18k miles on it.

I think you would be hard pressed to find a BMW in that range without a crazy...
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,692
Posted By mikejjmay
Me too, cept i think mine was not from following...

Me too, cept i think mine was not from following too closely but rather getting distracted (by merging traffic), and then looking back forward and having an "Oh shit" moment
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By mikejjmay
2nd the IMS tank suggestion. Lots of people...

2nd the IMS tank suggestion. Lots of people prefer them, and it would likely be around the same cost to you
Forum: Hacks 09-05-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,161
Posted By mikejjmay
If you're going to be fabricating your own steel...

If you're going to be fabricating your own steel frame, and steel body (or htick fiberglass body), it may be better to find a larger tug. You could likely get a Suzuki GS1100 or something similar for...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 15,441
Views: 1,691,465
Posted By mikejjmay
If it were me, Since it is the end of the year...

If it were me, Since it is the end of the year for sales for 2014 models, I would look for a killer deal on a new 2013 left over in stock somwhere.

Don and Roys motorsports in Brookfield WI has a...
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15,441
Views: 1,691,465
Posted By mikejjmay
Do the doohickey. Just Google search it and you...

Do the doohickey. Just Google search it and you can find instruction. The standard klr is lacking in the seat and springs, both of which affect on and off road. If it were me, id just spring the...
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