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Forum: Ride reports 06-25-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,654
Posted By V@lentino
Talking On my way

You've got mail:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,222
Posted By V@lentino
If you want to use the XM with the Sena, use...

If you want to use the XM with the Sena, use their BT dongle, it has two ports, one for audio in the other for Aux like the non BT Montana GPS 31k km through S.A and the set up with 2 Senas, BT...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,323
Posted By V@lentino
Thumb Victoria is nice

This is the only real complaint I have about living in Victoria (5 years), could be stated otherwise as very poor long term vision in terms of traffic management, most of the traffic experienced in...
Forum: Latin America 05-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By V@lentino
SOAT in Quito

We had quite a difficult time finding it in Ecuador (Feb of this year). We also got in in Ipiales, and although we were told that the car shop/dealership would have it, we tried 4 without success, we...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 894,992
Posted By V@lentino
Cool2 Three from me

I have a lot of favorites, here are three of them:

One from the cockpit high up in the Andes at about 4000 metres between Chile and Argentina.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By V@lentino
You said it

I also accept the reality of breakdown. Of course the marketing Guru's will always leave that out of the equation especially for an adventure bike. But honestly with the GS/A, I wish we would read...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By V@lentino
Oil changes

I did the changes just before leaving of both the engine oil and FD oil. Then engine oil change in Panama at 7k miles, with the FD in Colombia shortly after at 8.5k miles, and a final change of both...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By V@lentino
Top box

This is my top box set up. The top box is a Micatech product and I use the lid to put all electronics when we are "touring 2up". For anything more "adventurous", when we take less stuff and replace...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By V@lentino
Laugh KTM Hum!!

I did the fork seals before as prevention, generally the bike did well, apart from the clutch plate, the other occurrences were user related but this rear brake disaster and FD - Drive shaft stuff...
Forum: Ride reports 05-09-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,654
Posted By V@lentino
Eh? Bike review

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So I will do a review of all gear and equipment we used during our trip, and I figured I might as well start with the bike.


Bike 2008 GSA purchased in 2010 with 18,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By V@lentino
31,000 km South America bike review

<font color="Wheat">Bike 2008 GSA purchased in 2010 with 18,000 miles, US import, second owner.<br><br>I thought I would start with that. It is cross-posted on RR...
Forum: Canada 05-07-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 95,808
Posted By V@lentino
Sent you a PM Sent from my iPhone using...

Sent you a PM


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Forum: Canada 05-06-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By V@lentino
Thumb Hey Deuce

Distance from work: 15 minutes biking, 7 by moto :rilla
Forum: Canada 04-25-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By V@lentino
Talking Thanks guys

Just called them and they can do the job I need. I am looking forward to move to the mainland, lots of nice riding in perspective
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 503
Posted By V@lentino
Correct

As others have said buy at border for cheap. Make sure you do your exit properly from Mexico. It took just a few minutes at El Ceibo and we had the escrow deposit credited back to my visa within 2...
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,482
Posted By V@lentino
Eh? Yikes in Guatemala

We were there just a few months ago. From the Daily mail online:
...
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By V@lentino
Thumb What he said

Take it from someone who knows. The best is to get US dollars out of Argentina and change them on the "blue" market. You cannot get USd from Western Union, you will get pesos at the official rate. I...
Forum: Latin America 04-23-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By V@lentino
Albert might

Get in touch with Albert aka turtleheads at the Shamerock, he is likely to point you in the right direction
Forum: Canada 04-23-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By V@lentino
Thumb Thanks will give him a call, hoping to make the...

Thanks will give him a call, hoping to make the rally this year
Forum: Canada 04-23-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 496
Posted By V@lentino
Question Looking for a BMW Mechanic in Vancouver area (not a dealer)

Greetings,

I recently had a bad incident with my rear brake, on my 2008 GSA.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=969129 :huh

I need to find someone in the greater Vancouver area...
Forum: Ride reports 04-21-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,654
Posted By V@lentino
Laugh Flattery, flattery, flattery...

Flattery will get you everywhere...


Just a few trip stats:

Total ride:31514 km

Moving average 88,6 kph

Overall average 69,6 kph
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 858
Posted By V@lentino
What he said

This :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
Yes yes, it was the first thing I removed. That...

Yes yes, it was the first thing I removed. That setscrew came out no problem.:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,654
Posted By V@lentino
Back home

I was wondering when you would be back. We are on the Island until June so still lots of time to get together. I look forward to hearing how your trip went.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
Yes of course tires

I had forgotten about the 3 tire changes during the trip last one in Santiago Chile, don't know if they remove the guard or not. The front wheel was significantly over torqued. I could not remove it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,575
Posted By V@lentino
Thumb Hyperpros

I went for the hyperpros. Change the shocks at about 55,000 miles 190lbs do a lot of riding 2up on all kinds of trips.

2008 GSA with ESA

I choose the model that has the additional compression...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
Thanks, my mechanic friend as been able to remove...

Thanks, my mechanic friend as been able to remove the flange from my old FD and I will be ordering the missing parts this week. I think that from reading this thread I will go with this



when...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
Mine (OP) was in September of last year before I...

Mine (OP) was in September of last year before I left for South America
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 18,272
Posted By V@lentino
Funny how that goes, I contacted Transport...

Funny how that goes, I contacted Transport Canada, the person I spoke with said that TC did not have specific build date information re. year/bike type, he asked for my VIN and contacted BMW Canada...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
I thought about this more and it really is the...

I thought about this more and it really is the only instance when any type of work was done around that "area". I suppose I/we should consider ourselves lucky that this happened about 500 metres from...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
Thanks for all the input guys

I think I'm going to go that way also. I was going to get new rotors both front and back anyway, just hoping that it would have been at the end of the summer, not now. When we were in the desert...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
Yikes:eek1 please say it ain't so... MAX...

Yikes:eek1 please say it ain't so...


MAX BMW appears to be selling it. I will call them tomorrow to find out

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr58/AC_ELITE/Brake/Flange.png



It also...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
Question Yes but

Thanks Jim,


What I am thinking though is it might have just come loose as a result of the last 31000 km I put on the bike, or maybe damaged "hit during transport" back from Buenos Aires. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,135
Posted By V@lentino
Eek Rear brake collapse disaster Pics and questions

So on my way back from work, almost home I brake front/rear and feel a tug type noise, than no more rear brake. I park and look and this is what I found.

...
Forum: Ride reports 04-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,654
Posted By V@lentino
Niche

This topic is my niche and vey dear to my heart so it was great to be able to share.
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Today marks the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 18,272
Posted By V@lentino
I also thought it was odd. I did the quick...

I also thought it was odd. I did the quick disconnect change myself before riding to South America, I did notice some hairline fractures but did not install the clamps around the flanges though.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 18,272
Posted By V@lentino
Question Not for everyone

So I just called BMW Canada and after giving them my VIN number they said that my specific built was not affected by the recall. I was surprised as I thought it would be all the bikes under the...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,654
Posted By V@lentino
Talking A last stroll

Take a last walk with me around Buenos Aires and, among others, its great example of Haussmannian architecture (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges-Eug%C3%A8ne_Haussmann)


...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,654
Posted By V@lentino
Wicked Just because I can

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr58/AC_ELITE/Buenos%20Airres/IMG_2494.png



http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr58/AC_ELITE/Buenos%20Airres/IMG_2552.png


...
Forum: Ride reports 03-24-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 56,654
Posted By V@lentino
Talking Colourful La Boca

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr58/AC_ELITE/Buenos%20Airres/IMG_2548.png



One of Buenos Aires 48 Barrios, this colourful neighbourhood, populated by generations of European and Arabic...
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