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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,339
Posted By TorontoBrit
Receipt

Don't know if US parking receipts are the same as up in Canada, but ours are perforated down the middle. You can keep one half as proof of purchase and slip the other half somewhere on the bike. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 12,849
Posted By TorontoBrit
Charging

I am the perfect candidate for an electric vehicle, either car or motorcycle: I live and work downtown, with my commute less than 10kms. The problem is that pretty much no condo building in Toronto...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,304
Views: 254,493
Posted By TorontoBrit
The 2006 SE is a satin white paint job, so gloss...

The 2006 SE is a satin white paint job, so gloss white would be a repaint on a 2004, as I am pretty sure it wasn't offered from the factory.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By TorontoBrit
Ohlins

I got my Ohlins from a vendor here, Ohlinspro:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922236

Great guy to deal with, also offers brands, so talk to them and they will match up your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,364
Posted By TorontoBrit
Canada Post/USPS

Most people buying stuff across the border just look at the shipping charge from the seller. UPS usually wins out. By the time you add brokerage fees, duty etc it will be higher than the original...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,063
Posted By TorontoBrit
Other way

I went from a 2012 GSA to a 2004 GSA, and wouldn't go back. I recently did an hour and a half demo ride on the new LC GS and certainly wouldn't swap my bike for it. The LC GSA is over $30,000 CDN...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,597
Posted By TorontoBrit
Loosen them

I rode in +100 degree heat for a week or so, during the first day my feet were burning. I undid the straps and my feet were cooler, but I didn't like the fact my boots might come off in an accident....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By TorontoBrit
Wunderlich USA

Here you go:

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8110400.html
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By TorontoBrit
Russell???

Why not try a Russell Day Long seat??? I have one I use when touring, it is like a double tractor seat. VERY comfy, I have done 4500kms in 4 days on it with no butt pain at all. It is probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 164,540
Posted By TorontoBrit
No-one else???

The thing I find surprising is that no-one else has stepped up to do it, with fund raising sites like Kickstarter, GoPro with drones, and reality shows running endlessly on tv.
There has got to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By TorontoBrit
UKGSer also has an airheads section, Steptoe is...

UKGSer also has an airheads section, Steptoe is also on that website a lot.

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?51-Airheads
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By TorontoBrit
How about using a 3.5mm cable from the phone to...

How about using a 3.5mm cable from the phone to the headset, you won't need to use the Bluetooth, but you will be wired rather than wireless. The phone should think the cable is earbuds. Or try...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,773
Posted By TorontoBrit
Unscented baby wipes, come in a nice plastic...

Unscented baby wipes, come in a nice plastic container to keep in your tank bag, then a microfiber cloth to dry. Works great, reusable until pretty grungy, then toss and grab another one.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By TorontoBrit
Mine smelled like that for a while after I did a...

Mine smelled like that for a while after I did a recent oil change. I assumed that when removing the oil filter some oil got on the engine and was just burning off. I did clean the area as much as...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By TorontoBrit
I replaced the three parts listed above, you...

I replaced the three parts listed above, you could probably just replace the two O-rings. I removed the valve cover to do it, but now I know how it fits you can replace it with out removing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By TorontoBrit
Just saw these in Kijiji near me: ...

Just saw these in Kijiji near me:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-parts-accessories/london/ohlins-bmw-shocks/593008376?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Used R1150GS Ohlins shocks!
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,345
Posted By TorontoBrit
Onsight

I have a 70L Onsight Tarmac Duffle bag. It fits my tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, toolkit, liners for jacket and pants....etc... I strap it to the rear seat, so I can lean back against it. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By TorontoBrit
Fixed

On the weekend I completely took the front calipers apart and totally cleaned all the parts. I used a brass bristled brush to clean all the built up brake dust on the pads. Reinstalled everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By TorontoBrit
Buy a 4X8 piece of plywood lay it on the floor...

Buy a 4X8 piece of plywood lay it on the floor and screw your chock into it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By TorontoBrit
Nope no HID's, I did rewire my GPS from TomTom to...

Nope no HID's, I did rewire my GPS from TomTom to a Garmin, but no ballasts were involved.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By TorontoBrit
I have removed the Ohilins re-installed the...

I have removed the Ohilins re-installed the original shock, gone for a ride, and it still rattles. Re-installed the Ohlins. I thought maybe the Ohlins was a slightly taller shock so was causing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By TorontoBrit
Checked

I have already checked the rotors and the crash bars. Both are solid, no cracks or movement at all. I did replace two missing bolts on the crash bars a month ago hoping that was the problem, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 970
Posted By TorontoBrit
Question R1150GSA Front end rattle....

The bike is a 2004 R1150GSA with servo brakes.

I did a bunch of stuff on the bike over the winter (Ohlins install, transmission oil change, final drive oil change, stainless fuel quick...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,972
Posted By TorontoBrit
BMW with surfboard

Check this one:
http://www.bikeexif.com/surfboard-motorcycle

http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/surfboard-motorcycle.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,425
Posted By TorontoBrit
Price

Depending on the price of the part after a certain amount of time I would just order it myself from a third party. A couple of times in the past if my dealer says it will be a month to get a part...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,341
Posted By TorontoBrit
Not waterproof

My Adventure Goretex are definitely not waterproof. I rode 8 hours a day for three days in torrential rain down Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway to Deals Gap. By the end of the second day my...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 467,933
Posted By TorontoBrit
You can try these:...

You can try these: http://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-R1150GS-Aufkleber-Piktogramme-fur-Schalter-Bedienelement-Armaturen-Motorrad-/111016378636?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item19d917810c#ht_601wt_804
not...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,480
Posted By TorontoBrit
Large gas stations and visitors centers are the...

Large gas stations and visitors centers are the best place. In small towns the local bookstore, where you might be going to get a map anyway...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5,085
Views: 814,373
Posted By TorontoBrit
THAT would certainly make things a great deal...

THAT would certainly make things a great deal easier. I will check if it is a later cover. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5,085
Views: 814,373
Posted By TorontoBrit
I tried that the first time I tried to do the...

I tried that the first time I tried to do the valves. I could get the right side tdc but could never get it rotated to loosen up the left side. All the videos show adjusting the valves on the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5,085
Views: 814,373
Posted By TorontoBrit
My bike was sounding a bit tappy, so I adjusted...

My bike was sounding a bit tappy, so I adjusted the valves, did an oil and filter, and a throttle sync. Sounds quite a bit quieter now!!!

In order to get the alternator cover off to rotate the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By TorontoBrit
Click on the province but don't click on a city,...

Click on the province but don't click on a city, gives you the whole province:

http://www.kijiji.ca/b-motorcycles/ontario/bmw-f650gs/k0c30l9004
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By TorontoBrit
Kijiji

Kijiji allows you to search by the whole province. If it was the bike I was looking for at the price I considered reasonable I would go any where in Canada, over trying to import from the USA.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9,463
Views: 1,908,208
Posted By TorontoBrit
First for me...

I am putting my gear on next to my bike getting ready to leave downtown, when an older small East Indian guy (so not your usual motorcycle rider) stops by my bike and says "Nice bike..... I am going...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,044
Posted By TorontoBrit
Plastidip..... goes on like spray paint, stays on...

Plastidip..... goes on like spray paint, stays on til you peel it off.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,560
Posted By TorontoBrit
Demo Day

The BMW dealer near me has a demo day that anyone can sign up for. $25 charge, goes to charity. It allows you to try a bike or two, that maybe you wouldn't normally get to ride.

I am in to try...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,086
Posted By TorontoBrit
Siphon hose

I have a length of the clear hose in my tool tube that is always on the bike. I figured it would come in handy if I, or anyone else, needed to siphon fuel. No point in having a good samaritan offer...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By TorontoBrit
I have checked the defaults for the phone. Both...

I have checked the defaults for the phone. Both Google Play and Samsung Music the defaults are greyed out and are not accessible. So I cannot change the default on the phone as to which one opens...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By TorontoBrit
fixed for you. Not sure if it is a Canadian...

fixed for you.

Not sure if it is a Canadian thing or a Rogers cell phone company thing. All the settings to change, delete, or modify the Music App and the Samsung Hub app are greyed out are are...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 873
Posted By TorontoBrit
Version

In case it makes a difference I have the latest os update: Kitkat 4.4.2
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