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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-02-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 111,857
Posted By mikegc
The OLDEST photos of you on a motorcycle

I'm old enough to remember and I believe you're dead on the money!

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,491
Posted By mikegc
Big Bend National Park and Terlingua TX Ride Feb 2015

I leave North Carolina in the morning heading for Big Bend. I'll be there Thursday.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,617
Posted By mikegc
GSW waterpump failures?? Fact? or internet hype?

I got my '14 GSAW in early February of last year. It had to be one of the first in the US. Locally, I got my 600 miles/dealer service and left North Carolina for California later that same month. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,038
Posted By mikegc
HOKEY POKEY” DEATH VALLEY Solo Ride/ BMW G650 (frustrated Chicagoan’s***FIRST RR***)

Great RR! I'm leaving North Carolina on Tuesday and heading to DV by way of the Texas Hill Country, Big Bend and other points of interest. By the way, did you do the Titus Canyon ride?

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 318,266
Posted By mikegc
Show us your new Liquid Cooled BMW R1200GSA

Dang, those headers are purdy! Be sure and post up the final results.

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-20-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 206,089
Posted By mikegc
Panoramas. A collection. A collaboration.

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Is that Blue Mesa Reservoir?

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 03:25 AM
Replies: 1,305
Views: 318,266
Posted By mikegc
Pictures don't do it justice

...to mine. Here is a video of my '14 1200 GSA in action


Great video, Laboy! I, for one, would like to see you do a ride report!!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,098,886
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Thanks for the fast reply! I ordered my Jesse set-up in November of '13 so it has to be one of the first he did. My bike came arrived in early February of '14. The left side stand off the mount...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,098,886
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Jim, where did you get the box, GS Emotion? I've the same Jesse system on my GSAW and would like to replicate your installation.

Mike
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By mikegc
Scooting through Death Valley

I got to see that a couple of years ago. Very nice:


http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/West-Trip-2012/i-fzVRqBw/0/L/DSC_0109-L.jpg...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-17-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By mikegc
Scooting through Death Valley

I'm leaving North Carolina week after next for DV. Your photos make me want to leave about an hour from now!

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-16-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,187
Views: 206,089
Posted By mikegc
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By mikegc
Seat re-cover. Is this a bum-nummer??

Nah, it's not too tough. I just did one. The "trick" is to let the vinyl get nice and warm so it stretches nicely.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 02-10-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 373,601
Posted By mikegc
'Round the World with an Italian Supermodel

Dennis, kindly pardon the highjack.

RedDogAlberta, my wife is a 10 years survivor. Her colon cancer was stage 4 when discovered. After six months of treatments, she quit her job, telling me,...
Forum: Face plant 02-05-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 72,405
Posted By mikegc
Great read! Where are you heading next? Oh, by...

Great read! Where are you heading next? Oh, by the way, I'm heading for the Davis Mountains in a few weeks but, after your incident, when the sun goes down, I'll watch the sunset from my hotel...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-04-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 111,857
Posted By mikegc
The OLDEST photos of you on a motorcycle

Very cool photo, EnduroRdr.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 03:22 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 81,475
Posted By mikegc
Nate's Solo TAT 2014

Thank you, Nate, for taking the time to write this and invite us along. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your report.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,098,886
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

The diamond plate floor on my trailer is slicker than snot on a pump handle when wet. While I applaud your innovation and shop skills, these pieces look like they could possibly cause serious injury...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-30-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 397,974
Posted By mikegc
Let's see your sunsets/sunrises.

Boulder, UT:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/August-Tour-2012/i-PzhRLL6/0/L/DSC_0314%20-%20Copy-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/August-Tour-2012/24848894_DthL8d#!i=2112541394&k=PzhRLL6)...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,393
Posted By mikegc
Spending Christmas in Death Valley and the New Year in Urique, Mexico

I'm heading to Death Valley in a few weeks myself.

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,470
Posted By mikegc
Cutest Grandkid Pics

Five years ago:
http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/The-Boys/i-z3KTMtf/0/L/DSC_2450%20-%20Copy-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/The-Boys/47187505_gZS9z8#!i=3846659752&k=z3KTMtf)

Last month:...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 235,047
Posted By mikegc
A couple more . . . . took me a while to find...

A couple more . . . . took me a while to find 'em.

Big Bend:
http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/August-Tour-2012/i-n3PmB8S/0/L/DSC_0243.%20-%20Copy_tonemapped-L.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 02:35 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 235,047
Posted By mikegc
Post your best, when the sky turns bad pics.

Jim, darn it, you interrupted me while I was ordering a new rain suit:D. I felt the need after posting this!

Seriously, thank you for the kind words.

Mike
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 911
Views: 235,047
Posted By mikegc
Post your best, when the sky turns bad pics.

Yosemite:
http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/August-Tour-2012/i-zWd5tBs/0/L/Yosemite%20Storm-L.jpg (http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/August-Tour-2012/24848894_DthL8d#!i=2045092985&k=zWd5tBs)

Near...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 1,077,397
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

Oh, yes!!!! I'm leaving North Carolina on March 3rd.

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Winter-Tour-2014/i-cVW7fqG/0/L/Rabbit%20Ears%20Big%20Bend-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 1,077,397
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

Thanks, Jim. Those were the original Anakees that came on it and they were okay for Terlingua Ranch Road where that photo was taken. I aired down slightly and still had a tough time in the sand a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4,935
Views: 1,832,794
Posted By mikegc
Motorcycle Photography...Post your best!

It looks like an Amal prior to their "monoblock" design.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 1,077,397
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

I've been there! You're right; it's the other side of nowhere! This will be my ninth visit to Big Bend and I just can't get my fill of it.

Mike

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Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 3,238
Views: 1,077,397
Posted By mikegc
Your favorite GS picture........

I'm heading there in early March and your photos make me want to leave in a few minutes.

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,005
Posted By mikegc
GSAw factory crash bars.

IMHO, yes, they do offer adequate protection. Regretfully, I tested their durability a few weeks ago when I went down on the Blue Ridge Parkway after encountering black ice. My '14 GSA low-sided at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-24-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4,935
Views: 1,832,794
Posted By mikegc
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By mikegc
Tank Bag for '12 1200GS

Bob, I used a similar Bags Connection unit on my '09 GSA:

http://mikegc.smugmug.com/Other/Motorsickle/i-zjVB67K/0/L/DSC_0002-L.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,933
Posted By mikegc
I stopped by the Harley Davidson shop.

Hi. My name is Mike and I used to ride a Harley-Davidson (had a bunch of them, actually). Several years ago, I got the bright idea of doing and Iron Butt Saddlesore 1000 on my '01 Dresser. After...
Forum: Face plant 01-16-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 72,405
Posted By mikegc
When do you call it quits?

Well, I'm 67 and will call it quits in a few weeks. In December, I fell at around 40 mph when I encountered black ice on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It happened so fast that I didn't even have time to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-14-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 2,883
Views: 397,974
Posted By mikegc
Let's see your sunsets/sunrises.

Naciamento-Ferguson Road?

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6,281
Views: 1,098,886
Posted By mikegc
What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Grab some Machineart Moto covers: http://machineartmoto.com/products/ (http://machineartmoto.com/products/) You may want to consider some engine guards, too.

Mike
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-10-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 906
Views: 95,871
Posted By mikegc
Bmw navigator v launched !

Touch Where To? > Saved They should be there if you transferred them. There have been times when I thought I'd saved the point but I hadn't and had to repeat the process.

Mike
Forum: Ride reports 01-10-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 81,475
Posted By mikegc
Nate's Solo TAT 2014

Great report. Man, it makes me wish I was 60 again!

Mike
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 380,052
Posted By mikegc
show us a picture of your GS LIGHTS, please

The brackets I got came from Highway Dirt Bikes and they're used as bar clamps for their NexGen handguards: ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By mikegc
GSA Headlight

When I got my then brand new '09 GSA, I switched to an HID low beam. It was one of the best improvements I made to that machine. Call Jerry at Pirates Lair or go to http://pirateslair.net/HID.htm...
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