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Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,538
Posted By Pete O Static
Krime Just toggle through your info settings...

Krime

Just toggle through your info settings using the info switch on the left hand switch gear. It will tell you your next service date and service mileage if you have them selected in your...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,310
Posted By Pete O Static
Yes, I primarily use the website for planning...

Yes, I primarily use the website for planning then export the routes I create. However, does the app not do the same thing using the GPS capabilities of an iPhone or iPad mini? I thought it did,...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,310
Posted By Pete O Static
I guess that is what sucks about forums vs face...

I guess that is what sucks about forums vs face to face communication. I took the above question as a tad sarcastic. My bad.:deal

All that aside, thanks for taking the time to clarify for me. I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,310
Posted By Pete O Static
You know what really sucks about this site at...

You know what really sucks about this site at times? It seems that some people just hang out here all day looking for posts to argue with. I have an opinion, just like everyone else and I am entitled...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,310
Posted By Pete O Static
Hardly... I have had the 2610, the Zumo 550,...

Hardly...

I have had the 2610, the Zumo 550, Montana and now the BMW Nav V. I navigate for a living and I can honestly say that Garmin sucks. Like Raytheon, they attain market share by buying out...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-02-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,310
Posted By Pete O Static
Not sure I understand. It does do route...

Not sure I understand.

It does do route planning, it does record tracks, and I have yet to buy a GPX file unless you are referring to the subscription fee? But honestly, compared to the crap...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,651
Posted By Pete O Static
Resurrecting an old thread but thought I would...

Resurrecting an old thread but thought I would give an update since my last post in 2012. I am now into year five of riding with S-Plugs and they have been across the Continent twice now. Still going...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,184
Posted By Pete O Static
No I am not. It depends where you are. Country...

No I am not. It depends where you are. Country and dealer wise. I am in Canada and at one point I saw it on the shelf at $48 for a liter. They also have smaller bottles with just enough for the FD...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,608
Posted By Pete O Static
LOL.....That's because you live in Portland! With...

LOL.....That's because you live in Portland! With all those awesome little espresso shacks on the side of the road, you don't need one! I loved touring through Oregon with those little coffee huts...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,184
Posted By Pete O Static
You are right Cozmo and I am very happy to hear...

You are right Cozmo and I am very happy to hear that you will be taken care of under warranty. I can understand how an incident like this might shake your confidence in the bike, I hope that you can...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,608
Posted By Pete O Static
I pretty much will only drink espresso and if the...

I pretty much will only drink espresso and if the choice is only instant, then I will drink tea.

This is what I take with me on trips and actually, it puts out a shot every bit as good as my...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-30-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,310
Posted By Pete O Static
The premium allows me to see all the Butler Map...

The premium allows me to see all the Butler Map segments for planning. The plus does not. I guess if I didn't already have a powered GPS on the bike then I would use the offline maps more. I do have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,184
Posted By Pete O Static
SAF-XO is a synthetic gear oil which meets the...

SAF-XO is a synthetic gear oil which meets the API GL-5 spec but it is not the same as any old off the shelf GL-5. That is why it is $48 a liter vs $5. Many people think that BMW is simply putting $5...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,184
Posted By Pete O Static
Well that is good news. I would really like to...

Well that is good news. I would really like to find out why BMW fills the FD with one oil but specifies another. I have yet to get an answer from any dealer that makes any sense.

One did tell me...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By Pete O Static
Very interesting, I am listening to the episode...

Very interesting, I am listening to the episode right now. Thanks for the link.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,184
Posted By Pete O Static
Hi Jim I am referring to the newer gen FD...

Hi Jim

I am referring to the newer gen FD with the hollow axle, not the wethead specifically. I know of two personally, ( Not what is posted on the internet ) and both were serviced with synthetic...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,084
Posted By Pete O Static
Just curious, did these guys say that shocks...

Just curious, did these guys say that shocks typically last about 30,000 miles? That seems low to me but I would certainly value Ted Porters opinion on this.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,184
Posted By Pete O Static
SAF XO is not a super special oil. It is more...

SAF XO is not a super special oil. It is more like BMW Motorcycle owners are notoriously cheap. I say that tongue and cheek but it does amaze me sometimes.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,184
Posted By Pete O Static
I can't say what the issue was that caused the...

I can't say what the issue was that caused the failure, nobody here can without all of the facts. However, the manual spec is for an API GL5 gear oil and that is what was used, so as far as warranty,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 514
Views: 137,311
Posted By Pete O Static
Oh sure, but I would be paying those anyway. I...

Oh sure, but I would be paying those anyway. I did pay less taxes though because they can't be found in Canada for the price I bought them, even converted for currency. I figured that because the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,184
Posted By Pete O Static
The manual specifies an oil meeting API GL-5...

The manual specifies an oil meeting API GL-5 specs and that is what your guy put in. So that requirement has been met. If BMW published a specification requiring the GL-5 AND SAF-XO, then I would say...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,538
Posted By Pete O Static
$560! Wow that is $100 more than I paid a month...

$560! Wow that is $100 more than I paid a month ago. I got it from Avicious Cycle for $460 CAD shipped to my door vs $399 USD.

I guess they have adjusted for the new currency reality.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,538
Posted By Pete O Static
When I was shopping around for the next gen...

When I was shopping around for the next gen GS911, I could have ordered from the U.S. because I have an address there and live within 5kms of the border but with our dollar tanking, I found that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,538
Posted By Pete O Static
That looks like a nice deal. Another option,...

That looks like a nice deal. Another option, although a bit pricier but portable is this one.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,538
Posted By Pete O Static
Hey Krime From reading of your experience I...

Hey Krime

From reading of your experience I would have to guess that you likely bought the bike at either Endras or BMW Toronto and Budd's is telling you not to use synthetic oils.

Been there...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 137,311
Posted By Pete O Static
That is where I bought mine. Had them delivered...

That is where I bought mine. Had them delivered to the border 2 days later and picked them up. Customs didn't charge any duties.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-27-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,310
Posted By Pete O Static
I have but for the most part, I import everything...

I have but for the most part, I import everything into my gps on the bike. I have the routes in my phone as a backup. Being able to share tracks is another bonus.
Forum: Americas 04-27-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By Pete O Static
I am riding up from Montreal at the end of May. I...

I am riding up from Montreal at the end of May. I expect there to be snow on the ground in the higher elevations but not anticipating anything that will be a show stopper.

I realize that I am...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-27-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,310
Posted By Pete O Static
I have been a subscriber for a year now and love...

I have been a subscriber for a year now and love the app. I mostly use it for planning on my macbook. Once I have my route tweaked to include all the roads I want to hit, I simply download the GPX...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 137,311
Posted By Pete O Static
Good question, I wonder if it has anything to do...

Good question, I wonder if it has anything to do with tubed vs tubeless?
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,984
Posted By Pete O Static
You are going to love the Triangle. Very ...

You are going to love the Triangle. Very minimalist and nothing packs better complete with windscreen. In my experience, the non pressure alcohol stoves do burn more fuel and have less ability in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,030
Posted By Pete O Static
Wink It has been my experience with the K60 that while...

It has been my experience with the K60 that while it looks more aggressive and dirt worthy, it really isn't. They will cake up with mud and washout super easily upfront in loose gravel. The TKC 80...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,921
Posted By Pete O Static
I was wondering when somebody was going to state...

I was wondering when somebody was going to state the obvious, that being, read the manual.
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,951
Posted By Pete O Static
Plus 1 on the S Plugs. I have tried the custom...

Plus 1 on the S Plugs. I have tried the custom molds and had the Etymotics. The S Plugs are all day comfortable. I use them with or without music. The are great ear plugs also.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-27-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4,088
Views: 847,960
Posted By Pete O Static
LMAO! Hilarious, well done.

LMAO! Hilarious, well done.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,843
Posted By Pete O Static
I would be really interested in your assessment...

I would be really interested in your assessment and opinion on the PR3's.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,843
Posted By Pete O Static
Just an FYI, the Anakee 3's are no better in the...

Just an FYI, the Anakee 3's are no better in the dirt. I have had both the Conti Trail Attack and the Anakee 3. Neither is an offroad tire by any means and both are limited to dirt roads with no mud...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,069
Posted By Pete O Static
I had the Touratech skid plate on my camhead GS...

I had the Touratech skid plate on my camhead GS and now have an Altrider on my wethead.

My preference between the two is the Altrider.

I prefer the engineering of the Altrider. Lots of thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 137,311
Posted By Pete O Static
Heading to Alaska from Montreal at the end of May...

Heading to Alaska from Montreal at the end of May with TKC 70's. Will be able to report on them for handling and mileage.

I am optimistic simply because of all the tires I have ridden on with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,553
Posted By Pete O Static
I just installed the AltRider plate on my GSA WC....

I just installed the AltRider plate on my GSA WC. I had the Touratech skidplate on my Camhead. Comparing the two, I would go with the AltRider hands down!

The Touratech was a royal PITA to work...
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