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Forum: Road Warriors 07-03-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By Mike M
Show us your Favorite BMW K-Bike

I have enjoyed owning a number of different K-Bikes over the years. My favorite was this flying brick, a 2003 K1200RS. A "nimble fat girl", it's a true 2 in 1 bike---it could carve canyons or tour...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7,217
Views: 1,370,446
Posted By Mike M
Returned the Cee Bailey 19" screen and took a...

Returned the Cee Bailey 19" screen and took a 20%---$30.00 restocking fee :patch and ate the $20 shipping!

Even though it's the same 19" as the stock screen, the stocker has a "V" cutout on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 48,298
Posted By Mike M
On my second set of A3's and will do a third set...

On my second set of A3's and will do a third set after these. Best GS tires I've run. I'm a 90/10 rider with the 90% pavement aggressive riding with lots of twisties.

A3's stick very well on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By Mike M
I was living in a Extended Stay Hotel for a few...

I was living in a Extended Stay Hotel for a few weeks so I covered mine with the BMW half cover you listed. I had a Nelson-Rigg for 100 years that worked fine too---BMW one a little more robust. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7,217
Views: 1,370,446
Posted By Mike M
Added a 19" (same height as the stock GSAW) Cee...

Added a 19" (same height as the stock GSAW) Cee Bailey windscreen. Differences from stock is no "V" cutout on the top and a little more narrow.

Have had many CB's in the past, not sure this one...
Forum: Photos 06-29-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2,194
Views: 390,303
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Enhanced-Pics/i-SCmGJwp/0/XL/DSCN0150-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Mike M
Yep, put a little lubrication on the rubber...

Yep, put a little lubrication on the rubber grommets and brackets fitted perfectly. Results in a much better install than without the grommets. I appreciate the input.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Mike M
Jim, did you go to something else? The CB 19"...

Jim, did you go to something else? The CB 19" looks pretty small, although when I hold up the stock GSA screen, the CB is just an inch or 2 narrower but the same height as the GSA screen.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By Mike M
Install of a Cee Bailey Screen on 2014 GSAW

I just got a 19" Cee Bailey screen for my GSAW. When installing it, I had problems fitting the brackets when re-using the rubber rings from the stock shield, so ended up not using them. Now the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,244
Posted By Mike M
I realize there's maaaaany opinions on...

I realize there's maaaaany opinions on windscreens.

For a different point of view, I'd tried several taller windscreens in an attempt to reduce buffeting---I wasn't going for that "quiet pocket"...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 7,217
Views: 1,370,446
Posted By Mike M
I'll bite...what do you attach to that bracket? ...

I'll bite...what do you attach to that bracket?

Nice 1150 tank decals.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,971
Posted By Mike M
Trying to find the perfect seat, eh? I've...

Trying to find the perfect seat, eh?

I've tried many and always liked Corbin. Everyone's ass is different but mine is happiest when the seat is extra firm (read: hard). Hey, how many horse...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By Mike M
Who in the hell polishes their BMW OEM cases???? ...

Who in the hell polishes their BMW OEM cases????

I certainly wouldn't, but if I did....:bmwrider

I'd use White Diamond Polish/cleaner. I'd do it about every 6 months or so to remove oxidation...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Mike M
I've had a few full systems added to other BMW's...

I've had a few full systems added to other BMW's I've owned and its true, in my experience there's been some variance in performance. In almost every case, any improvement on the low end was matched...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Mike M
I had the Akrapovic BMW can and Akra header...

I had the Akrapovic BMW can and Akra header (black ceramic-coated) fitted on my 2014 GSA. I didn't make any fuel management or air filter changes and there are no real noticeable performance...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 946
Posted By Mike M
I understand it's the same can. Just different...

I understand it's the same can. Just different logo. Dealer knows it too---just playing stupid.

I actually got the BMW etched HP logo Akrapovic but got mine on eBay for the same $$$ as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,370
Posted By Mike M
Changing out the OEM on my GSA because I ride...

Changing out the OEM on my GSA because I ride with a group and the polycarbonate got pitted with stone chips too easily.

Going with the 19" Cee Bailey. I've had them before and they make a nice...
Forum: Photos 06-17-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2,188
Views: 609,210
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Blue-Ridge-Par...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Blue-Ridge-Parkway-Trip-July/i-GfQkT3Z/0/XL/Dragon%201-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Mike M
Thanks for the video. Was thinking I had to...

Thanks for the video. Was thinking I had to remove the bottom bolts to get it off---didn't see how I was going to do that!

I see you just remove the middle bolt on each side and the screen comes...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Mike M
I have the 2014 GSAW with the heavier flywheel...

I have the 2014 GSAW with the heavier flywheel but wrestle with whether I should have gotten the GS for it's lighter weight and light flywheel so it's (as you say) "snappier".

If you're not doing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By Mike M
How to Remove the Windscreen on a 2014 GSA

Wanting to change out my screen, not like previous years. How is it removed?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,244
Posted By Mike M
I had an 1150 GSA and loved it. Very planted, if...

I had an 1150 GSA and loved it. Very planted, if somewhat anemic in the power department.

Enter the 1200GS, loved it too but thought it felt light in front compared to the 1150. Took some getting...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,744
Posted By Mike M
I love my '14 GSAW. I'd love it more with 150...

I love my '14 GSAW. I'd love it more with 150 hp. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,961
Posted By Mike M
Did this yesterday. Kept the cancel trip and...

Did this yesterday. Kept the cancel trip and added TC. Great tip, thanks!
Forum: Photos 06-14-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 34,341
Posted By Mike M
Decided to try the Auto Train a couple years ago...

Decided to try the Auto Train a couple years ago when I was living in Ft. Lauderdale area. Rode to the Orlando Florida Amtrak station where it was loaded on the train and on to Washington DC (Lorton...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,527
Views: 409,128
Posted By Mike M
Anzo-Borrego Desert today... ...

Anzo-Borrego Desert today...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/2013-R1200GS-Wethead/i-d4JPGn4/1/XL/DSCN0143-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7,217
Views: 1,370,446
Posted By Mike M
Got a BMW Accessory Rallye Seat but it had me...

Got a BMW Accessory Rallye Seat but it had me squirming after about 50 miles. So I had it rebuilt by Renazco for my inseam (35") and the seat height is spot-on. I really like the 3/4 seat design...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,180
Posted By Mike M
Several bikes will do what you want for your type...

Several bikes will do what you want for your type of riding, including GSAW and GSW. I chose the GSAW because by the time I added crash bars and auxiliary lights, there wasn't much difference (a...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 204,549
Posted By Mike M
I know that most bikes are chain drive but I've...

I know that most bikes are chain drive but I've been so spoiled with BMW shaft drive that I just don't want to deal with maintaining chains and sprockets. I was really tempted with the KTM 1190...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By Mike M
I keep hearing about OEM pads wearing quickly. ...

I keep hearing about OEM pads wearing quickly. My 2014 GSAW is going to be due for pads in the next service or two, if I don't want to use OEM replacement pads, which ones are best?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,387
Posted By Mike M
I'd request that the dealer run the warranty...

I'd request that the dealer run the warranty history report and go over it with you just to make sure. Sounds perfectly understandable, likely its all good.

It's one great machine, you won't be...
Forum: Photos 06-09-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,142
Views: 823,853
Posted By Mike M
http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/BMWOCSD-Rides/...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/BMWOCSD-Rides/i-mWLWc3Z/1/XL/11080708_10205469334471584_5970211524501662692_o-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,387
Posted By Mike M
I own a 2014 GSAW, best bike I've ever owned. ...

I own a 2014 GSAW, best bike I've ever owned. You really got it covered by the other inmates---looks pretty all inclusive.

I'd definitely inquire about the bike's BMW warranty history. Since...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 204,549
Posted By Mike M
I'm a longtime BMW owner but have to say...I'd...

I'm a longtime BMW owner but have to say...I'd have a very tough time picking between the XR or the new Multistrada. They seem to be going after the same market and the new MS seems to have sorted...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,951
Posted By Mike M
That-Looks-Really-Nice! ...

That-Looks-Really-Nice!

http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x467/scooterdoodler/IMG_20150606_120831351_zpsdb9ttupl.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 06-08-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 204,549
Posted By Mike M
Sat on the XR a the International bike show. ...

Sat on the XR a the International bike show. Definitely a tall bike. Works for me with a 35" inseam.

What bothers me is the exhaust can. Anyone think it should be angled upwards? I know it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,779
Posted By Mike M
Took delivery of my 2014 GSAW on May 10, 2014 and...

Took delivery of my 2014 GSAW on May 10, 2014 and in just over a year, I've got 9200 miles. I don't commute on it, mostly 150-250 mile day-rides and some weekend trips. Have had a number of bikes...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-03-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By Mike M
Good eye... ...

Good eye...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Motorcycles/i-3ZRvJDg/0/L/image-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,185
Posted By Mike M
I like the GSAW stock screen. Not too tall, not...

I like the GSAW stock screen. Not too tall, not too short. When on the highway, I crank it up a couple inches---it works well.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,176
Posted By Mike M
Had a S1000R for a day...

http://mmbmwbikes.smugmug.com/Other/Misc-Motorcycles/i-qtQktNw/1/L/image-L.jpg

The S1000R is truly a remarkable motorcycle. Great acceleration, brakes that stop RIGHT NOW! and electronics that...
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