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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 03:57 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,632
Posted By mikegc
Ride Round America 2014

I'm a little late to the party but I just found this thread. I'm in!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,744
Posted By mikegc
GSAW tire life

Anakee 3s came on my '14 GSA and, just after the 600 mile service, I rode to California (from NC). I couldn't keep air in them. I had them checked twice en route at BMW dealerships and both found no...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,687
Posted By mikegc
Get you a couple of guards and have at it: ...

Get you a couple of guards and have at it:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Krista-Project/i-KR5Vvd2/0/L/JUL_1404%2B-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,992
Posted By mikegc
Western Russia

I thoroughly enjoyed the report and the photography. Thanks for taking the time to do it! It was a great ride.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,248
Posted By mikegc
Sargent seat on lc GSA

I've been a Sargents customer for a long time but, when I got my '14 GSA back in early February, they didn't have one on the drawing board. I opted for a regular height GS seat from Seat Concepts...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-20-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,761
Posted By mikegc
"...I Hear Banjos..."

There are commercial photographers, i.e., Killboy.com and 129.Slayer.com, who do a great job.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4,397
Views: 663,215
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

I did a report about Seats Concepts on my 2014 a couple of months ago:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=977886 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=977886)

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,687
Posted By mikegc
New R1200GSA WC

Yup, just a little knee bend. When my GSA had the stock saddle, I couldn't flat-foot it. Frankly, it was no big deal. My Seat Concepts saddle (std height for a GS) made all the difference. Also,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 155,938
Posted By mikegc
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

Yeah, I married one but you gotta look at this way: They want to believe:D.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 785
Views: 155,938
Posted By mikegc
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

There's a VLA in Green Bank, WVA, though not as large. My wife and I were on a ride up to Canaan when she spotted the array. We stopped for a photo opportunity and she and the other wives on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,335
Posted By mikegc
No room for Fuzeblocks!

I did mine the old fashion way: Removed the headlight assembly, accessed the city light wiring by carefully removing some looming, stripped the insulation and soldered the trigger wire. Twisted...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4,397
Views: 663,215
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

I had the same thought as I like to keep these fine light out of harm's way. I talked to a guy at a nearby machine shop about milling some for me and he said he could do it. I thinking about it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By mikegc
Clearwater's Kristas on a '14 GS Adventure

Mounting the Kristas was a bit different on the '14 GSA:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Krista-Project/i-txRRFMV/0/L/APR_0709-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By mikegc
LPOL, that's a great way to put it. They made it...

LPOL, that's a great way to put it. They made it very clear they wanted my business!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4,397
Views: 663,215
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

I just posted a report at this address: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994095 (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=994095)

I hope this helps.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Posted By mikegc
Clearwater's Kristas on a '14 GS Adventure

In 2012, on a trip from NC to CA, I stopped by Clearwater's facility to check out that company's Glenda LEDs. Owner Glenn Stasky took time out of a busy day, showed me the facility and the lights I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 4,397
Views: 663,215
Posted By mikegc
Hung a set of Kristas on it: ...

Hung a set of Kristas on it:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Krista-Project/i-pwgczrP/0/L/APR_0707-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Krista-Project/42904670_fsp2bn#!i=3385636191&k=pwgczrP)...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 155,938
Posted By mikegc
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

^^^^^^^^^^
That looks good!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,687
Posted By mikegc
New R1200GSA WC

I'm 5'10" ( used to be 5'11":D) and have a 30" inseam. I can flat-foot the bike with my Seat Concepts standard height GS saddle in the high position, front & rear, with a little knee bend. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,335
Posted By mikegc
No room for Fuzeblocks!

Piece o' cake. Go here: http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/seat-trick.html (http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/seat-trick.html)

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 424,687
Posted By mikegc
New R1200GSA WC

You're absolutely correct. I've run my '09 GSA on the interstate from NC to Kansas City at 70 to 80 mph, stopping only for fuel. That's a 1045 mile day in under 17 hours. It didn't miss a beat. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,335
Posted By mikegc
No room for Fuzeblocks!

On my '14 GSA, I put it under the saddle:
http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/GSA-Parts/i-Nf2S5WB/0/L/RST_0498-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/GSA-Parts/36611256_tw9GVf#!i=3058397689&k=Nf2S5WB)...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By mikegc
Making a Siege of Vicksburg

What a great ride report! Many thanks for taking the time and effort to post.

Mike
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 808
Views: 55,314
Posted By mikegc
Bmw navigator v launched !

I just checked my Nav 5 after doing the update and, on my '14 GSA, I can see no changes to the My Motorcycle page.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 155,938
Posted By mikegc
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

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

Darned fine lookin' machine!

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

You're on a roll!:D

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Years ago in upstate SC, I saw a trooper hiding with the obvious intent of catching a hapless speeder. I was compliant with the posted speed, so, as I motored on, I flashed my headlight at oncoming...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By mikegc
Nav V, iPhone 5 Pairing Issues

I finally figured it out: How to pair a Schuberth SRC with an iPhone 5 and a Nav V.

1. With the iPhone off, turn on the Nav V and sync it with the SRC.
2. Turn on the iPhone 5, activate the...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 84,633
Posted By mikegc
Schuberth Helmets for ADVRiders

The number for Schuberth's tech assistance is 949-215-0893. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-29-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By mikegc
Nav V, iPhone 5 Pairing Issues

Sorry for the delay in answering. Work has gotten in the way of fun. I tried your solution in the car and all worked as advertised. When I try to pair when it's on the bike, I get everything the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-28-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 808
Views: 55,314
Posted By mikegc
Bmw navigator v launched !

[QUOTE=Gerg;24497389]Rant /on

It'll be a while before I can give this thing a true workout with the RT and pass judgement. Right now I am thinking I should have kept my Zumo 665.

Anyway, for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4,397
Views: 663,215
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

An inmate, Dan Cata, came up with this: http://boxer-upgrades.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/4536026 (http://boxer-upgrades.webs.com/apps/webstore/products/show/4536026)


Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 186,380
Posted By mikegc
Nocturnal? Let's see your night photos!

[QUOTE=dontlr;24473991]12 Image panorama with a bonus meteor

^^^^^^^^^^
Drama time! Very nice.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 761
Posted By mikegc
LED strips on handguards... Where to tap for 12v?

I powered the LEDs on the hand-guards of my '09 GSA straight to the switched side of a Centech II. They worked fine.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 42,268
Posted By mikegc
2 Guys and a Girl Tackle the TAT: Part One

I'm envious. Gosh, I wish I was 60, again:D.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 06-19-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 11,992
Posted By mikegc
Western Russia

Great ride report!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By mikegc
BMW GSA-WC LED spotlights vs Clearwater?

OzOldrider is correct. I had the Kristas that were removed from my '09 GSA and they had different connectors so they fabricated a special wiring harness for me. I've got weekend plans with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By mikegc
The new Can Opener (Generation 3, I believe)...

The new Can Opener (Generation 3, I believe) "taps" into your bike's electrical system. With it, a new wiring harness and accompanying data cord, your "wonder wheel" is the new dimmer. You turn the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-17-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,489
Posted By mikegc
Big Bend & West Texas Adventure

Great ride report! Thanks for taking time to post all the photos. Although I live in NC, I try to get out to Big Bend once a year, usually in late February or early March. I've been fourteen...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-16-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 800
Posted By mikegc
Nav V, iPhone 5 Pairing Issues

Thanks, again, Dan. I'll give that a shot tomorrow.

Mike
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