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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 55,835
Posted By awschmidt
ok, ok! I'm back! Sorry guys, I lost my me time...

ok, ok! I'm back! Sorry guys, I lost my me time to kids sports and field trips. I just got back to my computer. Here's the next tag! This should be easy to find....a long time landmark...hints in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 745
Views: 55,835
Posted By awschmidt
This was just too close to work not to join in. ...

This was just too close to work not to join in.
http://thorsonschmidt.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/wash-co/i-LzsnHCK/0/L/wash-photo-tag-1-L.jpg

However, ya'll will have to wait till tomorrow for the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-01-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
I did street, freestyle and organized bmx. I...

I did street, freestyle and organized bmx. I skated too, even had an indoor 6' halfpipe built in one of my dad's barns for winter riding. funny you mention skyway tuff wheels, the bmx shop in morenci...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-01-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
yep, I went thru at least a dozen bmw and...

yep, I went thru at least a dozen bmw and freestyle bikes in the 80's. haro, gt, redline, diamond back, procycle and my favorite...my skyway ta. The truth is I have a mosh brass in the garage along...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-31-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,843
Posted By awschmidt
thats the one. We go there every year and got...

thats the one. We go there every year and got pumpkins with the spawns there last year.



Kevin
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-30-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,843
Posted By awschmidt
town? lol. in bfe. just south of pleasant lake,...

town? lol. in bfe. just south of pleasant lake, west of bridgewater, and east of manchester. just down the road from silver lake.

kevin
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-29-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,843
Posted By awschmidt
can't recall the name (damn oldness) but there is...

can't recall the name (damn oldness) but there is one at the corner of bethel church and eisman rd. alot of dirt road riding surrounding it also.

kevin
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-22-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,843
Posted By awschmidt
Heads up! Sunday looks beautiful and Ann Arbor...

Heads up! Sunday looks beautiful and Ann Arbor (washtenaw comm college) is hosting the ride for kids dual sport ride tomorrow. go riding and help the pediatric brain tumor foundation! dual sport...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-11-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 8,843
Posted By awschmidt
Hey! Is this the new Tecumseh thread? :rofl I'm...

Hey! Is this the new Tecumseh thread? :rofl I'm also in tecumseh, but in the process of moving....to Tecumseh. Hi Kennedy, I haven't checked into the detroit thread lately, I assume the waterford...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By awschmidt
on that note, the last 1/3 of the rear knobs does...

on that note, the last 1/3 of the rear knobs does seem to wear slower than the first 2/3; However, I change them because they begin to hydroplane in rain and slide around in the lose dirt and gravel...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,251
Posted By awschmidt
On my gs adv: 3k rear and 6k front. I ride 60/40...

On my gs adv: 3k rear and 6k front. I ride 60/40 pave/gravel roads, like a sport bike on the hard stuff and like a dirt bike on the soft. I do use more than sufficient throttle on all accels, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By awschmidt
oops. quick correction. The picture didn't come...

oops. quick correction. The picture didn't come up the first time I viewed your thread. I've got a 1200 gsa with the factory cans, not like yours.


sorry,

Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By awschmidt
My gsa has taken a nap on mine a few times, been...

My gsa has taken a nap on mine a few times, been lowsided on some ice at 35 and been kicked down icy roads at 10mph or so a few times. They seem to hold up fine for me.

Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,318
Posted By awschmidt
Hi Jim, are you just lacking pictures of the...

Hi Jim, are you just lacking pictures of the process? I can take some higher quality pictures of whatever you need when I bleed my gsa for you to use if you would like. Just let me know what...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,102
Posted By awschmidt
I went with the adventure model when I bought my...

I went with the adventure model when I bought my 07. the changes from my 11gs like the huge tank, crash bars and better wind protection make the adv an outstanding commuter. With the filler neck...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By awschmidt
I've got 6" hellas on my panzer. It's a 12gs but...

I've got 6" hellas on my panzer. It's a 12gs but is real similar to my 11gs. I used a straight piece of 3/4 6061 1/8th wall for the light bar, welded a 1/4" piece in the center for bolting to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By awschmidt
Actually it will. The short term fuel trim of...

Actually it will. The short term fuel trim of modern speed density formulated ecu's have a target of 0%. To meet this goal, long term trim increases to bring sta close to 0%. Under open loop...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By awschmidt
The o2 sensors are used as the primary feedback...

The o2 sensors are used as the primary feedback for fine tuning the fuel delivery. Most "boxes" intercept the signal from the sensor and modify it to give the management ecu the feedback it is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-22-2009, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
Hello there dhescheles! I'm out in Tecumseh, work...

Hello there dhescheles! I'm out in Tecumseh, work in A2 and have my shop in Saline. Around here we've got great dirt roads (and alot of them) but all off road stuff is covert and slightly illegal....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,089
Posted By awschmidt
It gets down to 24 in Texas? damn, another state...

It gets down to 24 in Texas? damn, another state out of the running if I escape Michigan.

I use mine as a daily commuter also. 35 miles each way of city, dirt roads and state highway. from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By awschmidt
I had the loose glass problem too. damn left...

I had the loose glass problem too. damn left glass would rattle and rotate (I could actually hear the rattle). The glass cracked while beating down dirt roads and still not warrentable. The crack...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By awschmidt
Studs are fine for dry asphalt. Keep the pressure...

Studs are fine for dry asphalt. Keep the pressure around 32/34 so the tires don't get too hot on the xway. With my studs in I can still loft the front wheel without slippage, but if I unload it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,512
Posted By awschmidt
Here in Michigan's constant cycle of...

Here in Michigan's constant cycle of snow-ice-pavement, I have (painfully) gained some experience with such things. Carbide auto studs in tkc's work better than anything else I've found for all...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-20-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
I'd love to lose 10lbs myself. this winter...

I'd love to lose 10lbs myself. this winter weather crap isn't helping either. I think I'll ride tomorrow if the panzer will start. driving the family truckster is killing me. anyone else going stir...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2008, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
Motorcycles are cool. The auto business has...

Motorcycles are cool. The auto business has always been mismanaged and provided the stability of tnt in a paint shaker. Let's talk about something cool......


SNOWMOBIKING!!!!
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-21-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
carquest auto stores stock dual wall heat shrink...

carquest auto stores stock dual wall heat shrink in 8" sticks (at least in the ann arbor area they do). you can also check at chrysler dealers as it is a std part number required for repairs and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-06-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
most sport tires suck in the winter. most are...

most sport tires suck in the winter. most are designed to be ridden in the summer with a bit of authority so they slip and slide alot when cold and wet. I'm also leery of cracks around the studs...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-05-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
It's my stud gun. and I'll let others play with...

It's my stud gun. and I'll let others play with it if I want to!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-04-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
Hi guys! some serious problems have kept me from...

Hi guys! some serious problems have kept me from checking in much lately so I just caught up on the thread. I have some new tkc's and studs on order for the panzer. I've already got a stud gun so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,498
Posted By awschmidt
On my 07 gsa I didn't like the crappy cold...

On my 07 gsa I didn't like the crappy cold drivability, lean fuel mapping closed loop, or the hesitation off idle. I started by having the latest software revision flashed at the dealer which...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,003
Posted By awschmidt
One vote from me for riding all 12 months. ...

One vote from me for riding all 12 months. Although the broken ribs I got from black ice last winter hurt, I didn't even stop then. Oh yeah, the panzer went sliding down the road 6 times last year...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-17-2008, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
I'm planning on leaving Tecumseh about 11am,...

I'm planning on leaving Tecumseh about 11am, quick stop in Chelsea to pick up another adv rider and then to Stockbridge about noon. We'll be on a red/wht r12gsa and an over blinged xrl650.

...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-16-2008, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
count me in for the stocktucky ride on sunday. I...

count me in for the stocktucky ride on sunday. I have claimed the day as mine, f everything else. What time are Ya'll going to be there? I'm heading out of T-town on whatever schedule I make at this...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
How many miles are you guys getting out of tkcs...

How many miles are you guys getting out of tkcs on stroms? I'm getting about 3k out of the rear and 6k out of the front on the panzer.


Kevin
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-07-2008, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
Is this also the venting thread? So far this year...

Is this also the venting thread? So far this year I've only been able to make one ccc kids ride with my daughter, no trail riding for me other than that. I was lucky that the ride for kids chairity...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
Moto gp in indy I believe. Kevin

Moto gp in indy I believe.


Kevin
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-03-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11,039
Views: 865,561
Posted By awschmidt
Is this where the SE Michigan noobs sign in???...

Is this where the SE Michigan noobs sign in??? Hi, my name is Kevin and I have an addiction.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-02-2008, 06:42 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,389
Posted By awschmidt
You can also pick up orv stickers at almost all...

You can also pick up orv stickers at almost all motorcycle/atv dealers. Ironically, I don't think the BMW dealers have them. but I may be wrong...

Kevin
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2008, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,809
Posted By awschmidt
To get traction with your feet carry some ice...

To get traction with your feet carry some ice claws. The kind that slip over your boots and strap on. I carry a 30' nylon tow strap on my bikes with carabiners (sp?) as a norm, when going alone I...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,068
Posted By awschmidt
:clap Great job!!! I started my 7yo this year...

:clap Great job!!! I started my 7yo this year also. Now get a chest protector and proper boots on that girl and hit the trails. Trust me, kids ride the crashes out. The crack of the chest...
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