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Forum: Canada Today, 11:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I run T6 in all three of my bikes. It meets BMW...

I run T6 in all three of my bikes. It meets BMW 1150 warranty requirements (not that my bike is still under warranty) and it works great. I started off running it in the fall/winter/spring only but...
Forum: Road warriors Today, 11:05 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 77,218
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Its here: Linky...

Its here: Linky (http://www.kijiji.ca/v-street-cruisers-choppers/red-deer/custom-built-buell/1002512443?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true) - No price listed. Sorry, I just don't get it....
Forum: Canada Yesterday, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
CT near me had the 20 gal pails of Rotella T...

CT near me had the 20 gal pails of Rotella T 15-40 on sale for $60 a couple of weeks ago but no T6. It's probably still there.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:38 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 77,218
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/2QUAAOSwI...

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDgwWDY0MA==/z/2QUAAOSwI~VTzq0F/$_20.JPG

Like this? :puke1 Chopped XB9S

Or this:

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NDkwWDY1Mw==/z/QhkAAOSwwNVTueuM/$_20.JPG

Both for...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3,781
Views: 593,173
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
:ear There was a recent poll on one of the...

:ear

There was a recent poll on one of the FJR sites about the best slip ons and nobody mentioned Holeshots...mostly TBR and Delkavic, with a few LV and Beowulf votes.

From what I have read,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 77,218
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I hope there is a special corner reserved in Hell...

I hope there is a special corner reserved in Hell for people who break up a perfectly good Buell to make a chopper. :huh
Forum: Beasts 07-22-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Are you really trying to apply logic to a...

Are you really trying to apply logic to a Motorcycle purchase? That's like applying logic to love/hate personal relationships.

Go with what you want and enjoy the hell out of it. Spend the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I tried using some EBay LED bulbs and they just...

I tried using some EBay LED bulbs and they just weren't bright enough. They looked OK in the garage but were almost invisible to cars behind.

I have some aftermarket complete assemblies that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Re: windshield mount - I should have mentioned...

Re: windshield mount - I should have mentioned that I have the Aeroscreen shield (aka Popemobile) which is a lot more stable than the stock shield.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-21-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,089
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
At 50 years old (and a mere 32 years riding...

At 50 years old (and a mere 32 years riding experience), I wish I was as fit as or could ride as well off road as Gale. Where my GSA goes, he rides his RT - two up!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,487
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Corbin and Alaska Dead Sheep on all my bikes. The...

Corbin and Alaska Dead Sheep on all my bikes. The combo works great. I have a couple of airhawks and find that they are great on long flights but I don't use them on the MC anymore.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I mounted two: 1) On the windshield using...

I mounted two:

1) On the windshield using the adhesive mount - lots of people worry about it coming off but that sucker isn't going anywhere!
2) On the factory GSA crashbar using a GP handlebar...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I just bought a new bearing (from BMW) and it has...

I just bought a new bearing (from BMW) and it has 19 balls.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 77,218
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Do you have a time portal filled with Tuber...

Do you have a time portal filled with Tuber Buells? :clap
Forum: Canada 07-17-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 363,032
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Thumb Ran across this in the South Center parking lot...

Ran across this in the South Center parking lot today. I haven't seen a DR Big in probably 25 years but this one was mint. It had an AB plate. Anyone know the owner?
...
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 1,323,345
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Add it to the Canadian flea market thread. It...

Add it to the Canadian flea market thread. It might catch some eyes there. I have a saved search in Kijiji looking for a local Stelvio and nothing has come up in months. I'd be all over yours but the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 77,218
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Lornce, what is that fitting above the carb? The...

Lornce, what is that fitting above the carb? The one that appears to be blocked off?
Forum: Canada 07-13-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,252
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I'll keep that in mind. A&S have been very good...

I'll keep that in mind. A&S have been very good to me and they often have 15% off sales, which includes BMW parts.

Btw, it's not just the Europeans, Suzuki Canada is no better for stocking parts...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 907,271
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Wrong question - the right question would be "Do...

Wrong question - the right question would be "Do I need the XB9 primary drive mod?".

Bonus points for "How long until the RCMP in BC seize my bike?".
Forum: Canada 07-11-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,252
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
The manufacturers do make it difficult. I needed...

The manufacturers do make it difficult. I needed an electrical part for my BMW. I called the local dealer, who checked with BMW Canada: part not in Canada, must come from Germany, 2-3 weeks...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,252
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Plus, oil can get trapped in the cooler (at least...

Plus, oil can get trapped in the cooler (at least on the non-WC bikes and maybe on the WC's as well), leading to a low reading if the bike is started then shut off when cold. I have been on trips...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I run 2" risers all the time and can run another...

I run 2" risers all the time and can run another set of 2" Rox Risers when I expect to be standing a lot (total 4" = 100mm). I have relocated the cables behind the bars.
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Make sure that the servo brakes have been...

Make sure that the servo brakes have been serviced regularly and check the FD for play. Nothing much else goes wrong with 1150's.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
There are three grommets that hold it on. If they...

There are three grommets that hold it on. If they get dried out, it can be difficult to pop them off. Just use a long screwdriver or grommet tool.

Picture:...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Unobtainium. It seems that they are sold out for...

Unobtainium. It seems that they are sold out for this year.
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 1,323,345
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Must be a...

Must be a BMW...http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/man-sues-bmw-alleging-motorcycle-seat-gave-him-010902532.html
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,919
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
FJR bags come off in about 1 second. The bike...

FJR bags come off in about 1 second. The bike also looks good without them, unlike the ST13.
Forum: Vendors 06-20-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 115,769
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
If the S10 has the same mounts as my FJR, they...

If the S10 has the same mounts as my FJR, they are an easy fit - you just need to trim the boot.
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 63,916
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Hmm, Roger, you got bumped to Vendors!

Hmm, Roger, you got bumped to Vendors!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I use this one:...

I use this one: http://www.geniuschargers.com/G7200 on the Cold/AGM setting and it works great. I got the 7200 because it meets the minimum requirements from Odyssey. As it turns out, it is a good...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
You may have discovered the issue in your case...

You may have discovered the issue in your case but the symptoms that you describe are exactly the way my bike acted with a Shorai battery in cold weather. Going to an Odyssey battery solved the issue.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Sounds like you really want an RT (or a GS)...the...

Sounds like you really want an RT (or a GS)...the ST is meant to be more sporty and it will never be as comfortable as those bikes. My GSA is the most comfortable bike I have ever owned.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,919
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
+1 on the Sprint but I would say that the ST...

+1 on the Sprint but I would say that the ST would be a good choice, given your height and penguin build :1drink.

I have an acquaintance with one and I was amazed how low the seat was. Get a 2007+...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,221
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I think you are the first person to ever describe...

I think you are the first person to ever describe an Aprilia as the reliable choice! Usually, it is the passionate choice. Since the Capo is brand new, you have no basis to say it will be reliable. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,480
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
+1 on Marc Parnes balancer - excellent piece of...

+1 on Marc Parnes balancer - excellent piece of kit and after a couple of times it takes only a few minutes.

Plus, there is something cosmically satisfying in getting a wheel perfectly balanced.
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10,259
Views: 1,323,345
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Fixed it for ya.

Fixed it for ya.
Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,053
Views: 88,844
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Maybe you should look for a local supplier - your...

Maybe you should look for a local supplier - your next issue is going to be seeing your intellectual property on eBay. I'd pay more to support North America business.

Sent from my SM-G900W8 using...
Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,556
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
My Kijiji saved search (Buells in Alberta) sent...

My Kijiji saved search (Buells in Alberta) sent me an email after picking up your bike up this morning. The ad makes it sound like HD fixed it for you. Why give them credit for your work?


You...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 940
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
2004 should have the new tensioner, so that worry...

2004 should have the new tensioner, so that worry is taken care of. However, if you don't have records of brake fluid flush, do that right away. If you have ABS III (servo brakes) that job should be...
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