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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
Really? I have a 2011 with 80,000 kms. Two...

Really? I have a 2011 with 80,000 kms. Two warranty claims (water pump and alternator) - once diagnosed, no problem getting the warranty attended to.

In fact, when they did the water pump, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,652
Posted By RexBuck
Saw the prototype when I was there a couple of...

Saw the prototype when I was there a couple of months ago. Bright!!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,754
Posted By RexBuck
RawHyde on the West coast (just north of LA). ...

RawHyde on the West coast (just north of LA). Excellent instructors - well worth the expense of tuition and being able to beat their bikes up instead of your own. You will fall down! :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,506
Posted By RexBuck
Of course. If I screw something up, I expect to...

Of course. If I screw something up, I expect to fix it and pay for the parts myself. If there is a faulty part or something not working because of manufacture, BMW pays for it - that is what the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,402
Posted By RexBuck
Years ago on a different bike, I had a windshield...

Years ago on a different bike, I had a windshield broken by a good sized rock kicked up by a pickup pulling a big trailer. Around the same time a car I had took a rock to a headlight. Both...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,516
Posted By RexBuck
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By RexBuck
This - I use at home - works great. If you are...

This - I use at home - works great. If you are splashing, you are doing it wrong :deal.

As an aside, when on the road, I either go to an auto parts store and pick up a cheapy pan for a buck or...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-19-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 907
Views: 117,586
Posted By RexBuck
No picture but this...

No picture but this (http://www.gpscity.ca/garmin-zumo-590lm-weather-cap.html) may be what you are looking for.
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By RexBuck
I found with using IE or Firefox that you had to...

I found with using IE or Firefox that you had to click the "Switch Editor Mode" which is the box in the upper left corner that kind of looks like A/A.
You can then insert the code for the video. ...
Forum: Vendors 10-13-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By RexBuck
Hey Court It looks like you are trying to embed...

Hey Court
It looks like you are trying to embed Vimeo and Facebook videos. I've had good success with embedding YouTube videos by using the technique here Learn How to Embed a Video Clip Here...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2,464
Views: 440,586
Posted By RexBuck
I can't believe how small the grips are - German...

I can't believe how small the grips are - German engineers must have really small hands. I've used Beemer Buddies on my 800 and like them a lot. You loose a bit of heat but, for me, that was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,141
Posted By RexBuck
Just went down to our local dealer (Bentley)...

Just went down to our local dealer (Bentley) yesterday and ordered my new GS for delivery in April. This is my third bike I have bought from these folks in as many years - in fact, the first one was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,652
Posted By RexBuck
Rear lights

When I was visiting Clearwater last week, Glenn showed me a prototype of some rear lights they are developing that will be controlled by the CanOpener. Very slick and very bright.

As you know...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,892
Posted By RexBuck
Interesting thread as I will also soon be...

Interesting thread as I will also soon be ordering a 2015 GSW for Spring delivery. Been agonizing over all the gadgets I think I need and I want (not always the same).

On my 800GS I have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,777
Posted By RexBuck
Clearwater

Was just down in the Sacramento area and had some time to kill so thought I would drop in at Clearwater and see what they had. The company owner, Glenn Stasky came out and spent almost an hour with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 211,210
Posted By RexBuck
Soft bags were a close second when I bought my...

Soft bags were a close second when I bought my Caribous - they certainly get rid of a lot of weight. I think metal bags will suit me better for convenience and security as this bike will be used...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 211,210
Posted By RexBuck
Well that sucks! I guess any metal bag is...

Well that sucks!

I guess any metal bag is going to be pretty bent up in a wreck like that. I'm ordering a GSW for spring delivery and trying to figure out what crap to bolt on. I have Caribous...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 211,210
Posted By RexBuck
Why didn't you stay with Jesses? Do you think...

Why didn't you stay with Jesses? Do you think your new bags would fare better trying to bulldoze boulders and trees?
Forum: Canada 09-28-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By RexBuck
The times my bike has been shipped (air and land)...

The times my bike has been shipped (air and land) it was strapped onto a pallet and shrink-wrapped. The shipping company will look after that for you.

I would suspect it would be cheaper to ship...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-28-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,477
Posted By RexBuck
Got 33,000 km on my OEM chain. Then bought a DID...

Got 33,000 km on my OEM chain. Then bought a DID from Sprocket Center (great people to deal with) - Got 40,000 km on that one. Probably had a good 5000 km left but changed it before heading out on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
I'd second the TKC80 - I have probably had a...

I'd second the TKC80 - I have probably had a half dozen on the front of my bike.

After using Heidenau for awhile on the back I went with a rear TKC80 as I was tired of the crappy grip the Heidy...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,679
Posted By RexBuck
Ahh, something like this . . . ...

Ahh, something like this . . .


http://trinixy.ru/pics4/20101202/podborka_83.jpg :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,389
Posted By RexBuck
I have the keyless system on my 7 year old Harley...

I have the keyless system on my 7 year old Harley and it works great.

Question on the gas cap and steering lock. If you loose the main "keyless ride key" is there still a way to unlock the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
WOW! New bikes are sooo shiny. :D It looks...

WOW! New bikes are sooo shiny. :D

It looks like you have got some cases. If you like pelican stuff, have a look at Caribou Cases (http://cariboucases.com/) who Pelicans. First rate outfit.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
Those stupid rubber boots do make fueling more...

Those stupid rubber boots do make fueling more difficult and increase the likelihood of splattering gas . . . fortunately they aren't in every State.

With no-boot pumps, I insert as far as the...
Forum: Latin America 07-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 89,906
Posted By RexBuck
Sad to hear. RIP Harry

Sad to hear. RIP Harry
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
Those are guidelines so you have an idea what the...

Those are guidelines so you have an idea what the range should be. The final price will depend on how badly the seller wants to sell and how badly you want to buy. Options are usually way...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
So is the medical kit you folks get with your...

So is the medical kit you folks get with your bikes in Europe really spiffy . . . kinda like the "tool kit" that comes with the bike is really spiffy?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By RexBuck
Weird electrical fault problem

2011 BMW 800GS

On a recent ride, bike started showing lower voltages (sub 13.5v) while riding - it should be over 14. This is reminiscent of a failing stator which was replaced about 5000 km ago...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
Don't believe that is for the manual anyhow. I...

Don't believe that is for the manual anyhow. I have in the back of my mind that in Europe that is for a first aid kit which may be government mandated.

You wouldn't want your unprotected manual...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-23-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By RexBuck
Well Man, you are new here so I'll be gentle. If...

Well Man, you are new here so I'll be gentle. If you look at the title of this thread, it will give you a hint that this particular discussion was about my throttle being stuck wide open. Didn't...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-23-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 599,528
Posted By RexBuck
My Zumo and SPOT2 are located about 5 or 6"...

My Zumo and SPOT2 are located about 5 or 6" apart. Many miles with this setup and no problems with either that I know of.
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,814
Posted By RexBuck
Sorry Nik - hadn't been back to this thread. ...

Sorry Nik - hadn't been back to this thread. Just got back to town. Coffee anytime.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By RexBuck
Well, at least it didn't veer off to an oil...

Well, at least it didn't veer off to an oil discussion . . . :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,313
Posted By RexBuck
Adjusting the valves is not a straight forward...

Adjusting the valves is not a straight forward proceedure - fairly involved including removing the cams. If you want to save the $750, get yourself a service manual and do it yourself. Here ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
Get something like this: ...

Get something like this:

http://rexbuck.smugmug.com/Other/Sundry-Stuff/i-GnBd4R7/0/L/microstart-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,216
Posted By RexBuck
Look here....

Look here. (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=546927&page=1535) Some great people with tons of info about Mexico hang out on this mini-forum.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,196
Views: 234,068
Posted By RexBuck
Brake cleaner . . . evaporates fast!

Brake cleaner . . . evaporates fast!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,830
Posted By RexBuck
Sorry, I didn't take pics of it when I was...

Sorry, I didn't take pics of it when I was putting together.

Basicly it consists of a 4" piece of pipe with cap glued on one end and the screw cap glued on the other.

Getting lid ready for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-02-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 907
Views: 117,586
Posted By RexBuck
:ear I like having my music on the 660 which...

:ear

I like having my music on the 660 which is paired to a Sena Bluetooth on my hat. 90% of the time it plays fine . . . the other 10% is crap. Skips, shuts off and has "weird behaviors"
...
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