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Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 98,845
Posted By charliemik
That's gonna get expensive:eek1

That's gonna get expensive:eek1
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 148,268
Posted By charliemik
True statement. I recently pulled the barrels...

True statement. I recently pulled the barrels off my 81 RS to fix the push rod tube and cylinder base leaks and my pistons and combustion chambers were pretty badly carboned up. Pinging had gotten...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
Carburated?

What the heck Garry H? A carbureted 1100? What's the story on that?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
Nice tire combinations. Does it work well for...

Nice tire combinations. Does it work well for you?
Forum: Airheads 03-30-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 176,018
Posted By charliemik
Sometimes I really miss mine (see post #539 on...

Sometimes I really miss mine (see post #539 on pg. 36 of this thread). Hell, sometimes? Jeez! Great bikes. I still like to check in on this thread and look at the photos of everybody's bikes. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
I like the paint job. Very nice.

I like the paint job. Very nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
Wow! I was just cruising through this thread...

Wow! I was just cruising through this thread looking back at a ton of pix and realized that it's been going since Oct of '07. Started out with an over-the-top customized 1100GS. I've been...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-03-2012, 06:22 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,217
Posted By charliemik
Great thread!! Lots of cool photos. The B-25 is...

Great thread!! Lots of cool photos. The B-25 is my favorite plane of all times. It has sentimental value since my dad flew them in WWII. He had lots of stories. I got to take a ride in one...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,586
Posted By charliemik
:huh:huh "Quiet??" Shit!! I've had the Remus on...

:huh:huh "Quiet??" Shit!! I've had the Remus on mine for about a year and a half and the noise is the thing I REALLY hate about it. I like a quiet bike. My riding buddies, who both ride GSs won't...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
I personally hate cleaning my wheels. It's a real...

I personally hate cleaning my wheels. It's a real PITA getting between and around all those damned spokes. I do it about once a year, whether they need it or not. I use some sort of wheel polish I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
^^^^:huh

^^^^:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 964
Posted By charliemik
I've seen one or two where the owner literally...

I've seen one or two where the owner literally took the beak off and put it on the shelf. Now THAT makes for an ugly bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,691
Posted By charliemik
In AZ, passing emissions is county by county and...

In AZ, passing emissions is county by county and I live in a county that doesn't require it. In many states they don't care if you've modified your bike as long is it passes. In others (like CA) they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,691
Posted By charliemik
What the... An 1100 thread? I haven't seen...

What the... An 1100 thread? I haven't seen anything about an 1100 in so long I've been starting to look over in Olds Cool. Anyhoo, glad you like your new exhaust. I went with a Remus on mine just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2011, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,560
Posted By charliemik
I took the Jimmy Lewis Off Road Course a couple...

I took the Jimmy Lewis Off Road Course a couple of years ago and learned a ton of stuff from him. It was money well spent. Biggest problem has been finding enough time in my life to practice. They're...
Forum: Airheads 09-13-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,827
Posted By charliemik
Man! That's a beauty! I wish my RS looked as...

Man! That's a beauty! I wish my RS looked as good. Maybe one day I'll deal with the cosmetics but I've still got too many mechanical issues to sort out. Bit by bit I suppose. I love riding mine...
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 176,018
Posted By charliemik
Looks very clean. Somebody oughta jump on that...

Looks very clean. Somebody oughta jump on that one.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2011, 07:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,633
Posted By charliemik
Seriously? Wow! Mine is the Revolution and I hate...

Seriously? Wow! Mine is the Revolution and I hate the noise level. I'm embarrased to go ride with my buddies. They all start accusing me of being a loud, cruiser bike wannabe.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,633
Posted By charliemik
This may be comparing apples to oranges since my...

This may be comparing apples to oranges since my experience is with an 1100GS. I've got the full Remus system on mine.

Power-noticeable increase. Puts a huge smile on my face every time I twist...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 176,018
Posted By charliemik
Sometimes I DO miss her. Sounds like she's in...

Sometimes I DO miss her. Sounds like she's in very capable hands. One thing that really pissed me off about all the work I did to her was having spent a bunch of money having the heads gone through...
Forum: Airheads 07-07-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,224
Posted By charliemik
I don't think anybody's saying it's problem. As...

I don't think anybody's saying it's problem. As Max H, above said, it's very common in airhead bikes. I've owned half a dozen 'em and they all have at least a little buzz around 4K. The main concern...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,351
Posted By charliemik
Very useful thread. Thanks for sharing.

Very useful thread. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,513
Posted By charliemik
Well, that's a first for me. I've seen an awful...

Well, that's a first for me. I've seen an awful lot of odd crap strapped to the back of a GS from loads of firewood to bicycles but never a keg. Very, very useful bikes these are.

I always...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-16-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,779
Posted By charliemik
Burr trail is awesome and nothing very technical....

Burr trail is awesome and nothing very technical. A couple of stretches of 2-3" deep sand the last time I rode it that were very managable. Just relax and ride through it. I don't remember it being...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By charliemik
It'll be a big help if you can narrow it down to...

It'll be a big help if you can narrow it down to which bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,093
Posted By charliemik
I'm 6' 1" and about 190. My 1100GS fits me just...

I'm 6' 1" and about 190. My 1100GS fits me just right. I ride with a buddy on an 1150GS who's about 6' 4" and skinny as a rail with disproportionally long legs. He keeps wishing somebody would make a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By charliemik
We probably saw you coming across the rez on your...

We probably saw you coming across the rez on your way home Thursday. We were headed up to T-ride for a few days on that same day. The wiind was brutal!! It was one of those rare times I was glad we...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2011, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
:clap:clap Yay! More pictures. I dig those red...

:clap:clap
Yay! More pictures. I dig those red valve covers.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,457
Posted By charliemik
I admittedly did a quick scan of this thread just...

I admittedly did a quick scan of this thread just outa curiosity since I own an 1100GS. The one thing I didn't see is if there is an actual problem with the bike? Are you having trouble maintaining...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2011, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
Perhaps we should start (yet another) GS...

Perhaps we should start (yet another) GS transmission thread and get this one back on topic. I wanna see more pictures of 1100GSs.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By charliemik
My 81 RS hits a lot of false neutrals on the...

My 81 RS hits a lot of false neutrals on the downshift as well. BMW did offer an upgrade kit that goes inside the transmission to fix the problem. There is a plate inside that has detents that index...
Forum: Airheads 03-27-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 148,268
Posted By charliemik
Hey Rapid Dog. That is one beeeeautiful paint...

Hey Rapid Dog. That is one beeeeautiful paint job. Where'd ya get that done?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,863
Posted By charliemik
Same story for me. I've got well over 100K on...

Same story for me. I've got well over 100K on BMWs but I'm kinda fickle with my bikes. I buy 'em and sell 'em on a whim. I did put 60K on my R80G/S and I've gotta say my 1100GS is so damned awesome...
Forum: Airheads 03-09-2011, 07:48 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 13,230
Posted By charliemik
I just saw this thread and haven't read through...

I just saw this thread and haven't read through it yet but wanted to say that I've been an ABC member for a dozen years now and really enjoy the organization. Good folks, good fun, good support. ...
Forum: Airheads 02-28-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 148,268
Posted By charliemik
So, is anyone seeing her sister? I'd ride her...

So, is anyone seeing her sister? I'd ride her anytime.:evil
Forum: Airheads 02-23-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 148,268
Posted By charliemik
The Max BMW parts fiche shows it as still...

The Max BMW parts fiche shows it as still available. $156.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,329
Views: 385,263
Posted By charliemik
Figured it was time for an update photo: ...

Figured it was time for an update photo:
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn241/charliemik/1100GS/002-Copy.jpg
The original, red paint was literally worn through where my knees rub on the tank so...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,807
Posted By charliemik
For starters, I am a gauge geek. I love gauges on...

For starters, I am a gauge geek. I love gauges on my bikes, cars, whatever. But, nothing gets your attention when your riding along, enjoying a sunny day, like catching the glow of a red light in...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2011, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,061
Posted By charliemik
I put on a sticker for every trip I take. Tells a...

I put on a sticker for every trip I take. Tells a story. Bags only though, never on the bike itself. If I ever have a change of heart I can peel 'em off and repaint the bags.

And, only on my GS. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,142
Posted By charliemik
50% gloss powdercoat on my 1100GS ...

50% gloss powdercoat on my 1100GS
http://i306.photobucket.com/albums/nn241/charliemik/1100GS/001-Copy.jpg

One problem with an anodized finish is how quickly it will fade especially when it gets...
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