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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 04:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,172
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 Yesterday, 03:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,256
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: 1,196
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: 1,196
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: 1,196
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: 17
Views: 656
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: 1,845
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: 14
Views: 429
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: 4,870
Views: 764,746
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: 919
Views: 169,282
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: 4,870
Views: 764,746
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: 612
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: 2,120
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: 2,670
Views: 354,464
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: 4,480
Views: 1,659,438
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: 33,118
Views: 8,074,800
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

^^^^^^
Beautiful!

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-31-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,663
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: 392
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: 3,663
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: 350,760
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: 350,760
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: 111
Views: 24,972
Posted By mikegc
Alaska 2014: Hotel Budget Zero

Great ride report!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2,901
Views: 923,072
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: 1,674
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: 1,674
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: 4,870
Views: 764,746
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: 923
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: 385
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
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 4,870
Views: 764,746
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

I've 10" Odyssey panniers on my GSA and they weigh 12 lbs. each, as per the Jesse site. The Varios are heavier. The left side is 15.1 lbs. and the right side 13.8 lbs.

Mike
Forum: Americas 08-22-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By mikegc
Ironbutt tips

I did my Saddle Sore ride a few years ago, combining it with a business trip from NC to CO. I left on a Saturday morning, filled up at a station near my home for that first time/date-stamped receipt...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By mikegc
GSA '12 "burned" Fog lights

It happen on my '09 to one of them. I replaced the OEM lights with Trail Tech HIDs and ran them for a couple of years. Then, I discovered Clearwater Kristas . . . . .

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,298
Posted By mikegc
good seat options

KoolBreeze, been there and have done all of that. I'm the same size as you, have been told "you're an ass" and I've found what works very well for me. Try Seats Concepts.

By the way, I loaned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33,118
Views: 8,074,800
Posted By mikegc
Gray hair, crappy eyes . . . . . not a chance! ...

Gray hair, crappy eyes . . . . . not a chance!

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 33,118
Views: 8,074,800
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

You know, you might be right on that. I forgot about those kits and I didn't see any prancing horses when I blew the photo up.

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 33,118
Views: 8,074,800
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

I believe it's one of Enzo's.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,263
Views: 1,166,354
Posted By mikegc
Quit our jobs, sold our home, gone riding...

Neda, as an early follower of your and Gene's travels, I'm saddened to learn our Heavenly Father has claimed his own. Surely your mother has found happiness and rest in Heaven and Heaven can heal...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 92,224
Posted By mikegc
Klim Latitude Suit

If you leave your gloves' gauntlets on the outside, you'll be fine, for the most part, when riding. When you stop to fill up, water will roll down your sleeve and into your glove. If you put the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,534
Posted By mikegc
Flying out to buy 1st GS and iron butt on return

You're exactly right about the Seats Concepts saddle. When you order from them, they ask all kinds of questions, i.e. height, weight, etc., as they do pour their own foam. I'm 200 lbs and they used...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,298
Posted By mikegc
good seat options

I've had Sargents saddles on a couple of bike and they were superb. When I got my '14 GSA back in early February, Sargents didn't have a pan available so I rode from NC to CA on the stock seat. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33,118
Views: 8,074,800
Posted By mikegc
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24815867#post24815867

Aw, Jack, they're just spoiled sports and that's just the way it is. I was returning to NC a while back and the BRP was very foggy. I dropped down US 33 and was soon negotiating my way through...
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