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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-16-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By amadeusroy
Cool2 Steel Horse Banquet - Ann Arbor Motorcycle Police Fundraiser

ADV Riders, I'm organizing a banquet fundraiser in Ann Arbor, Michigan to buy new equipment for the Ann Arbor Police Motorcycle Unit.

Ticket buys incredible catered food, 3 drink tickets,...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By amadeusroy
Excellent points that I have not concidered,...

Excellent points that I have not concidered, thank you very much for the response.

Top speed: 60mph - won't be going on the freeway, this rig would only be for snowy/icy/salty roads.
Tires on...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,445
Posted By amadeusroy
Question Building sidecar rig for winter riding... what bike?

A couple months ago I was rear ended on the freeway and my car was totaled. It was only six months old and treated me well (manual Focus) but I have decided to take this opportunity to acquire a rig...
Forum: Asia Pacific 11-07-2011, 12:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 665
Posted By amadeusroy
Question Taking motorcycle to Japan?

I'm looking at spending 3-4 weeks in Japan next summer on my r1200gs. I know it's a big bike for the country but I love it and would like to take a freighter from Seattle with the bike, and see the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-28-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By amadeusroy
Question Tire changing mentor - Ann Arbor, MI Area

I just purchased my first adv bike several months ago and I'm looking for someone to do me a huge favor and help teach me how to get the old tires off and put new ones on. The bike is a '12 R1200GS...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-17-2011, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11,436
Views: 903,705
Posted By amadeusroy
Hey, I'm live in Canton and found this thread....

Hey, I'm live in Canton and found this thread. Bought my first adv bike a few months ago, how's everyone doing?

Pretty bad ass red wings game yesterday.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,511
Posted By amadeusroy
Read about this on hell for leather. I think they...

Read about this on hell for leather. I think they put it best:

Every minute a police officer spends making up tickets is a minute they don’t spend protecting and serving the public.

If you had...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By amadeusroy
I talked to the dealership and they told me the...

I talked to the dealership and they told me the ignition component should be able to keep most of the moisture out. Just seeing if others had similar experience.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,151
Posted By amadeusroy
Question Ignition Freezing

The other day I got up at 9am and went outside, maybe 28 degrees F out. My key wouldn't go all the way into the ignition on my six week old '11 GSA. I was pissed. Ended up having to arrange a ride to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,092
Posted By amadeusroy
I was just hoping for the original bronze-ish...

I was just hoping for the original bronze-ish shine - not necessarily chrome.
The Jet-Hot stuff looks great though. Thanks for the responses!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,092
Posted By amadeusroy
New GS, exhaust pipes look like crap?

I figured a power wash was going to get rid of the black matte stuff that's been on my exhausts (at the headers) since I bought my demo GSA. It didn't. Does this stuff come off? The bike's getting...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2011, 04:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,802
Posted By amadeusroy
So if you don't mind.. how much did you save by...

So if you don't mind.. how much did you save by buying from Chicago?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,498
Posted By amadeusroy
I got cut off today while riding, I was...

I got cut off today while riding, I was decelerating in the left turn lane coming up to a red light and some fat lady moved her fat ass into my lane. Abs probably saved my bike and I (this was an...
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,605
Posted By amadeusroy
Sorry to hear it, but glad you had your gear and...

Sorry to hear it, but glad you had your gear and a good buddy with you. Heal up quick!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,049
Posted By amadeusroy
Go with Owen at se michigan bmw in canton. Super...

Go with Owen at se michigan bmw in canton. Super helpful and just a library of information. Just make sure you have a lot of time when you go in, he loves telling you about the capabilities of the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-11-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 104,988
Posted By amadeusroy
I just spent three hours reading through this...

I just spent three hours reading through this entire thread. Awesome stuff and highly educational - I'm new to adventure riding and definitely looking forward to an Alaska trip once I have a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,308
Posted By amadeusroy
Question Soft bags on GSA

Does anyone run their 1200GS with soft bags/panniers? If you do, what bags do you have?

I really like the zega pros but I'm not sure if I feel like dropping 3+ grand on side and top boxes yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Let's do it! Thanks all for the kind words.

Let's do it! Thanks all for the kind words.
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By amadeusroy
Top bag/back rest for old lady?

Can anyone recommend a top bag/case that is a decent back rest for a picky passenger? It's for a '11 GSA I just purchased. Searched forums but can never seem to find much with the built in search....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
I did it!

Hey folks,

you have all been extremely helpful these past few weeks, so thanks again for your responses and contributions. This afternoon I purchased my first Beemer, a '11 GSA! Wooooo!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Thanks for the compliment and best of luck on...

Thanks for the compliment and best of luck on your trip! Riding the dx is bad ass and feels great, but knowing that you are on one of the worlds most versatile vehicles on a gs is a completely...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Hey 2712, I think we ARE a rare breed! I still...

Hey 2712, I think we ARE a rare breed! I still have my dx but It's temporarily out of commission - I rode the thing too hard last summer and need shifter forks. I have a lot of stuff done to it but...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Yes that's correct, still have about 400 miles to...

Yes that's correct, still have about 400 miles to go. Thanks for the advice it was really helpful, I'll try that 'negotiate with a smile' thing - I'd never heard it before but it makes sense after...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,847
Posted By amadeusroy
Question Would you buy an ex-demo bike?

I am about to as soon as this weekend. Would you do it?
(2011 GSA w/ 2500 miles)
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,209
Posted By amadeusroy
What would I need to do to mount to a GSA? Sorry,...

What would I need to do to mount to a GSA? Sorry, noob here!
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 437,994
Posted By amadeusroy
Is the popular consensus that the GoPro is better...

Is the popular consensus that the GoPro is better than the ContourHD?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Thanks def. I haven't decided on oil, but I'm...

Thanks def. I haven't decided on oil, but I'm always a fan of full syn. I was planning on doing some research on all of the maintenance on this forum then making the decision - do you have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Thanks as always for the advice, I am astonished...

Thanks as always for the advice, I am astonished at the quality of information available on this forum.

John, I'm in Canton. I'll see you when the roads are dry!
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,209
Posted By amadeusroy
How do these mount? (Sorry - am a noob) Planning...

How do these mount? (Sorry - am a noob) Planning on a '12 GSA soon would love to have these.
kentaro@kenta.ro
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-05-2011, 02:35 AM
Replies: 11,436
Views: 903,705
Posted By amadeusroy
Hey, I'm in Canton between Ann Arbor and Detroit....

Hey, I'm in Canton between Ann Arbor and Detroit. I wish that snow from 2 days ago would hurry up and melt.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,130,103
Posted By amadeusroy
Cool2 2012 1200 GS Engine to be Liquid-cooled

From Hellforleather Mag:



OH NO! I was going to buy the 2011 GSA. But regardless, what are your thoughts on this? I know the engine has been oil/air cooled for the longest time.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
OK, it looks like I have misunderstood the...

OK, it looks like I have misunderstood the purchasing process, and I have offended some people connected to dealerships.

I don't mean any disrespect to dealerships, their owners or their...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
By the way, thanks everyone for the responses....

By the way, thanks everyone for the responses. You all have a great community going here. I can't wait to ride the sucker, it's sunny out but still some snow on the ground here in Michigan.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Just wanted to clarify that I didn't mean that in...

Just wanted to clarify that I didn't mean that in a negative way, I usually always call dealerships "stealerships." It has a lot to do with my other bike being a Harley, so I didn't mean any offense...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Thanks for all of the great insight Gail - my...

Thanks for all of the great insight Gail - my dealership does sound a lot like yours. When I decided I would buy a GSA new, I think I was expecting to get screwed - and everyone hates realizing that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
I agree, I don't know the point to a refundable...

I agree, I don't know the point to a refundable deposit but I was told that would hold the bike for me.. I said why not.

Adding on to a non-adventure GS isn't something I had thought of and is an...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Thanks for the responses guys. I'd like to...

Thanks for the responses guys.

I'd like to buy new, this is a bike I will keep for a long, long time and I want to travel quite a bit with it. Also, dealership financing for a self-employed,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,039
Posted By amadeusroy
Question Buying my first GS soon. Advice please!

Hey folks, I just joined today on ADVrider, really excited to be a GS owner soon. I have a deposit down for a 2011 1200 GS Adventure at the beemer stealership down the road, and I want to verify with...
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