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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-04-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 53,750
Posted By Paul Mihalka
1952 - AJS 350cc - At the start of my racing in...

1952 - AJS 350cc - At the start of my racing in Venezuela:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/old%20racing/or_AJS_350.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 88,053
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Slatyfork, WV ...

Slatyfork, WV

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Various/bantam1IMG_1295.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-25-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 33,360
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Rt. 12, Utah ...

Rt. 12, Utah

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/cali-torrey-FART%202012/file-39.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By Paul Mihalka
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Park-N-Place-Garage-Stop-S...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Park-N-Place-Garage-Stop-Sign-Guide-Light-Parking-Led-Aid-Parkez-Flashing-Car-/360598851134?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53f55dce3e&vxp=mtr
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Just in case the question has a bit seriousness...

Just in case the question has a bit seriousness in it, nobody gave a explanation of what is really happening. The boxer motor is in the frame with the crankshaft lengthwise, front to back. Viewed...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,670
Posted By Paul Mihalka
I fully disagree with you. I rode about 30K miles...

I fully disagree with you. I rode about 30K miles a year all around in this country for the last 30 years. Most of my encounters with the law (plenty, I wasn't slow) were correct, reasonable, some...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-18-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,349
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Just a comment on BMW's name giving stupidity....

Just a comment on BMW's name giving stupidity. Why call the Sport a 600 and the GT a 650, when both have exactly the same 650cc motor? They did the same with the F800GS. Calling the less equipped one...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-14-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 2,406,306
Posted By Paul Mihalka
No comment ...

No comment

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Gunnison%20trip/IMG_0199_1.jpg

Probably one of the most photographed landmarks:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Paul Mihalka
If it is a recall that applies to your bike, the...

If it is a recall that applies to your bike, the dealer does the job even if it works well. Paid by the manufacturer.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,357
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Recall '09 Yamaha Zuma 125

A friend sent me this:

http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchResults.action?searchType=ID&targetCategory=R&searchCriteria.nhtsa_ids=13V035&refurl=email
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,792
Posted By Paul Mihalka
I had two sets of wheels for my 1200GS. Not so...

I had two sets of wheels for my 1200GS. Not so much for dirt vs. street riding, but for long distance riding. I used to do at least one full cross country round trip each year (+/- 8K miles) and some...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-31-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,183,905
Posted By Paul Mihalka
This is what this thread is all about! :clap

This is what this thread is all about! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,522
Posted By Paul Mihalka
I had excellent results with the combination of...

I had excellent results with the combination of the basic GIVI shield and Adventure wind guards.

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/R1200GS/R1200GSb-IMG_0718-2.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 01-26-2013, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By Paul Mihalka
"I don't know what the rotors cost on your...

"I don't know what the rotors cost on your scooter, but they are over $300 apiece on my Goldwing."

As I picked up on Ebay a spare rear wheel for my Majesty, I got a brand new EBC rotor to make the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-25-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,016
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Brodon, you are following my steps. Luckily my...

Brodon, you are following my steps. Luckily my old body held up a little longer than yours. 81. Yup, lousy knees, lousy balance. I was dedicated to BMW bikes, last one a R1200GS. For some years now I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-22-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 2,406,306
Posted By Paul Mihalka
This is from the same spot: ...

This is from the same spot:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/cali-torrey-FART%202012/file-17.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,112
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Ref Gaston Rahier: I read once how he handles...

Ref Gaston Rahier: I read once how he handles that tall bike. To start he stands next to the bike, left foot on footpeg, he starts off and swings his leg over while already rolling. To stop he just...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,041
Posted By Paul Mihalka
My excellent Wilbers experience: As comparison I...

My excellent Wilbers experience: As comparison I had Ohlins on my R1100RT. Excellent working shocks, but they regularly started leaking around 40K. Sold the bike with 175K, after three shock...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,704
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Two valid major objections to the Majesty are the...

Two valid major objections to the Majesty are the high initial MSRP and and the extreme depreciation of a used one. So put these two scenarios together and take advantage of it. Low mileage used ones...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-15-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,790
Posted By Paul Mihalka
2 years ago a visit to Europe and in Budapest,...

2 years ago a visit to Europe and in Budapest, Hungary (my birth town) a visit in the Postal Museum.

A 192x delivery bike:
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Danube2011/D77.jpg

A...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-14-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,704
Posted By Paul Mihalka
My story: 81 years old. 40 years uninterrupted...

My story: 81 years old. 40 years uninterrupted BMW bike owner. Last October sold my '05 R1200GS that had 180K miles. Getting old sucks. Balance and and legs are not the same. I did a 500 mile test...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-13-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 4,078
Views: 563,481
Posted By Paul Mihalka
The Oldtown bridge over the Potomac. Connects...

The Oldtown bridge over the Potomac. Connects Maryland with West Virginia. Toll $0.25.
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Rides/file-11-2.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 147,891
Posted By Paul Mihalka
For us old guys a big plus on a scooter is the...

For us old guys a big plus on a scooter is the step-through. I wouldn't want it higher than my Majesty. The Forza looks quite a bit higher.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Pro and con, or when you should get it: Extended...

Pro and con, or when you should get it: Extended warranties are a form of insurance. The insurance company has records of average expenses on average mileage, and based on that plan to make a lot of...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-31-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,391
Views: 1,325,459
Posted By Paul Mihalka
12/31 Had to get in one last ride... ...

12/31 Had to get in one last ride...

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Rides/file-10.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-28-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 216,243
Posted By Paul Mihalka
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/ca...

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/cali-torrey-FART%202012/file-7.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-23-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,183,905
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Nice picture, nice couple! Ain't that RS a bit...

Nice picture, nice couple! Ain't that RS a bit tall for you? :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,320
Posted By Paul Mihalka
After 40 years of BMW riding 2 month ago I got a...

After 40 years of BMW riding 2 month ago I got a '09 Yamaha Majesty. On all my BMWs I had larger after-market windshields. For the Majesty I did not want a barn dolor shield. I know from experience...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-18-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 16,863
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Now that's funny! Good job!

Now that's funny! Good job!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,193
Posted By Paul Mihalka
Tough. I loved them all (almost). Had many bikes...

Tough. I loved them all (almost). Had many bikes but not many pictures in the 1950/1960 era. Warning: most of these pictures are 205...

1953 Velocette MAC 350. That bike gave me a Venezuelan and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2012, 03:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By Paul Mihalka
$5 to $10 on ebay from China. Not waterproof but...

$5 to $10 on ebay from China. Not waterproof but I put duct tape on the back and never had a problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By Paul Mihalka
I plan ahead, but not THAT much!:D

I plan ahead, but not THAT much!:D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By Paul Mihalka
My R1200GS

Gone but not forgotten - and it is in good hands. You can read where-why it went here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=835670

Some of the places it took me:

Foggy coast in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-30-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,940
Posted By Paul Mihalka
In wild wonderful West Virginia: ...

In wild wonderful West Virginia:
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Rides/file-6-1.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2012, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 820
Posted By Paul Mihalka
The pictures with the oxygen sensor are USA...

The pictures with the oxygen sensor are USA models, the European/Canadian bikes did not have it. On those bikes there is a adjuster that with using a exhaust gas analyzer you can adjust the CO level...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-19-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 735,462
Posted By Paul Mihalka
For a month now I own a '09 Yamaha Majesty. It's...

For a month now I own a '09 Yamaha Majesty. It's alternator output should be the same or less than a Tmax. I use the Gerbing jacket liner rated at 77 watts and the Gerbing G3 gloves rated at 27,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-18-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,962
Posted By Paul Mihalka
My BMW R75/5 on the Maryland eastern shore...

My BMW R75/5 on the Maryland eastern shore (1973):

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Various/R755.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-14-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 2,406,306
Posted By Paul Mihalka
http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Va...

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Various/IMG_0270.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7,193
Views: 2,406,306
Posted By Paul Mihalka
It does not have to be Mexico. This is Arkansas: ...

It does not have to be Mexico. This is Arkansas:

http://i103.photobucket.com/albums/m139/Mihalka/Various/IMG_0553.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-02-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,183,905
Posted By Paul Mihalka
This may be the loveliest picture of the whole...

This may be the loveliest picture of the whole thread!
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