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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 558,688
Posted By mikegc
Best Landscape with your bike

Orion, is that Yampa Bench Road?

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:53 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 370,947
Posted By mikegc
Damn, Rich, that's one good looking machine! ...

Damn, Rich, that's one good looking machine! That smoked windscreen really makes it. Are you sure you deserve it?:D

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 37,736
Views: 9,958,946
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

I suspect you need to go for a ride, Robbie:D

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 808,235
Posted By mikegc
Let's see your ADV rider stickers.

[/URL][URL="http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/47915885_DVJ4mP#!i=4016618143&k=Ff8M2TS"]http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/i-Ff8M2TS/0/XL/DCB_1372%20-%20Copy-XL.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By mikegc
2015 BMW 1200 GSA Skid plate recommendation

I like the AltRider,
http://www.altrider.com/altrider-skid-plate-for-the-bmw-r-1200-gs-adventure-water-cooled/pid/1535/cid/5...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,784
Posted By mikegc
Improved lighting

You might want to try Dynamic Motorrad's LED replacements: http://dynamicmotorrad.com/ (http://dynamicmotorrad.com/)

For HID lights, get in touch with Pirate's Lair and check out Jerry's...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,631
Posted By mikegc
Gear shifting with Sidi Adventure boot

They are!!!! I had mine about three months when, at 39 mph, my '14 GSA slid out from under me on black ice on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I low-sided and my left foot jammed under the bike for almost...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 02:12 AM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 1,130,680
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

It does look good! Nice job.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,265
Posted By mikegc
The Wild West on a Ducati Scrambler

Nah, you're not seeing double. I'm busted!

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 04-11-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,028
Posted By mikegc
Chasing Dinosaurs

Wow, I'm a late bloomer! I just stumbled up this and thoroughly enjoyed your report. I visited Dinosaur a few years ago and will be back there this summer. Your photos of Yampa Bench Road were...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 45,265
Posted By mikegc
The Wild West on a Ducati Scrambler

Great ride report (as usual!), Dennis. I was in DVNP a few days before you arrived and enjoyed Titus Canyon, as well:
http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/i-5LMB3jk/0/L/DCB_1390-L.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 37,736
Views: 9,958,946
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Me, too:


http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Vietnam-II/i-KwgPDCb/0/L/Copy%20of%20Extraction-Iron%20Triangle-L.jpg...
Forum: Americas 04-08-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By mikegc
Blue Ridge Parkway

IMO, go in mid-May. Some of the trees are budding now but, in the higher areas, it'll be a few weeks before all the leaves are out.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 3,354
Views: 1,130,680
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

That's a great place to have your first GS experience. Nice photo!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 370,947
Posted By mikegc
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 370,947
Posted By mikegc
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

Bill,

Here's what a '14 GSA hand guard looks like after a 39 mph dump on the BRP. The bike did two lovely pirouettes prior to sliding down a six foot bank. The left side of the bars was bent...
Forum: Americas 04-03-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By mikegc
Death Valley Easy Question

About 7 or 8 miles into the ride, before I really got to the great scenery, the bike got a tad squirrely in some shallow coarse sand/gravel. I stopped and aired down to 32 lbs in the rear and 30 lbs...
Forum: Americas 04-02-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By mikegc
Death Valley Easy Question

I was just there a few weeks ago. Personally, I'd take the bike and ride toward Beatty, NV. You'll see the Titus Canyon road just south of the Rhyolite ghost town. Titus Canyon is a great 28 mile...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-02-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 5,009
Views: 1,873,567
Posted By mikegc
Motorcycle Photography...Post your best!

You need to go! It's right off US 163, just north of Mexican Hat, Utah on state route 261. Do the Valley of the Gods road while you there and ride out to Muley Point, too:

...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 39,797
Posted By mikegc
Duty

It is absolutely appropriate, WVdirtbiker! A few years ago when I began searching for those with whom I served, I recall seeing a few sites where former service members were seeking former...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 37,736
Views: 9,958,946
Posted By mikegc
Killboy failure Dragon Fest

I saw the Polaris Slingshot at the rally in Fayetteville, AR back in September. As a long-time (50+ years:eek1) motorcycle rider I thought, "Man, I could get into this thing when I'm too old to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 39,797
Posted By mikegc
Duty

Thanks for posting these stats, Paul. I've not seen this and it was very informative.

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 39,797
Posted By mikegc
Duty

I'm honored, sir, by your response. Welcome home, Ben. Salute!

Mike
Forum: Face plant 03-27-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 82,838
Posted By mikegc
When do you call it quits?

That says it all!

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 03-27-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 20,651
Posted By mikegc
Spending Christmas in Death Valley and the New Year in Urique, Mexico

Whoa, there, bluestar. That's damned near un-American!:D

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,323
Posted By mikegc
Two old men on two 1200s go west

Great advice. I was there 9 days ago and the flowers were everywhere. If you guys do Death Valley, be sure to do Titus canyon. It's great.

...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-23-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 910,492
Posted By mikegc
Post your pics of Long Lonely Highways

Death Valley, California. It's called Artist's Palate Drive.

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-23-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,933
Views: 910,492
Posted By mikegc
Post your pics of Long Lonely Highways

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/i-MzMKZNz/0/L/DCB_1396.-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/47915885_DVJ4mP#!i=3941543584&k=MzMKZNz)

Mike
Forum: Americas 03-23-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,827
Posted By mikegc
Blue Ridge Parkway

I've ridden the Skyline Drive/Blue Ridge Parkway the week of the Fourth of July and the traffic wasn't that bad. We started in Front Royal, VA and spent the first night in Roanoke. The second...
Forum: Regional forums 03-23-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 986
Posted By mikegc
Run For The Wall - May 2015

I've done it several times and it's something to see. The camaraderie is superb and enjoyed by all, veteran and non-veteran alike.

Mike
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-23-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,150
Posted By mikegc
Zumo 550 died. Advice please

Well, you may wish to send it back to Garmin for repair. Actually, the replace them with rebuild units. I still have a 550 along with a 665 and a Navigator V. All are superb units.

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,301
Views: 558,688
Posted By mikegc
Best Landscape with your bike

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/i-tvLdpkD/0/L/DCB_1373-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/47915885_DVJ4mP#!i=3935673722&k=tvLdpkD)

Titus Canyon last...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-21-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 4,223
Views: 1,059,702
Posted By mikegc
Your best "old Structure" pic

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/i-BRHDLMs/0/L/DCB_1361-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/47915885_DVJ4mP#!i=3940641479&k=BRHDLMs)

Rhyolite ghost town...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,718
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

I installed Dynamic Motorrad's turn signal LEDs:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/GSA-Parts/i-VfvGthM/0/L/DCB_1399-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,718
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Jim, to enhance my Kristas lighting, I replaced my OEM fog lights with Clearwater Darlas and they're always on. I used Glenn Stasky's wiring harness and aimed the Darlas wide and low. For foggy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,718
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

You'll like the CANopener! Glenn hit a home run with that little device.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,465
Views: 370,947
Posted By mikegc
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

Here's where I'd been:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/i-tvLdpkD/0/L/DCB_1373-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Death-Valley-2015/47915885_DVJ4mP#!i=3935673722&k=tvLdpkD)...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-20-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7,594
Views: 2,616,351
Posted By mikegc
Photos of Great Road Signs

Utah 12 just south of Boulder. Man, I love that road and can't wait to get back!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,718
Posted By mikegc
That's on the 28 mile Titus Canyon road that's...

That's on the 28 mile Titus Canyon road that's accessed just outside Death Valley NP. It's near the ghost town, Rhyolite, and that's about 5 miles south of Beatty, NV.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 6,781
Views: 1,233,718
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

I asked my dealer in Greensboro to mount a new set of Tourances and he graciously complied. Then, I found this out in California:

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