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Forum: Trip Planning 11-08-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1,030
Views: 565,183
Posted By chiko
Spring, TX

Just north of Houston.

203 Acorn Tree Ct (https://www.google.com/maps/@30.0398405,-95.4322359,18z?hl=en)
Spring, TX 77388

Very near US I-45

OK yard for camping or a spare room.
Garage and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 24,881
Posted By chiko
Eh? The computer should know.

I can see that the fuel strip could be flaky and maybe influenced by ethanol but this is a solvable problem. For practical purposes they just need a fuel level detector that can detect a full or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,281
Posted By chiko
Congrats on the new bike. You can read about the...

Congrats on the new bike. You can read about the Hall effect sensor in the Hall of Wisdom. See link at bottom for Wisdom. Its the only thing to fail on my '99 R1100GS in 70K miles. It was replaced...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,161
Posted By chiko
Thanks for reminding me.

I completed my new years resolution.
1) review the health insurance policy exclusions to see if there were any related to me. There were none. I actually have very comprehensive HMO. In a recent MCN...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 19,988
Posted By chiko
Yes

1999 with 60K miles. I take turns with my K1200R.
Some weeks I ride the GS more wishing that I would finally wear it out and get to replace it. But its not happening yet. I have pondered to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,247
Posted By chiko
Basic skill from father to son.

When re-assembling or re-attaching a part, do each screw or bolt just finger tight by hand if possible and make sure it lines up. Then do each bolt with the socket in an extender arm to finger tight...
Forum: Ride reports 07-24-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
Fixed

You're right. Genting Highlands on the way back to KL. Fixed.
I hope there is a next time for me to try Fraser's Hill.
Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
5 July return to KL and end of adventure.

My final trip back to KL from Kuantan is an easy 4 or 5 hour jog along the EW expressway. I could have detoured up north toward Kuala Lipis and taken in Fraser's hill but I decide to defer that to...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
Saturday 4th of July Beach cruise

Three die in motorcycle accident. That is the headline I read in the newspaper during breakfast. In a tragedy that I hope can only happen in SE Asia, a teenage boy and his twin sisters, also...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
Friday 3 July

On the return trip to Penang on Thursday evening 3 July, I have decided that I have seen enough of Penang and resolve to just ride around the border. I didnt make it all the way up to Perlis in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 47,434
Posted By chiko
Excellent report

It really does look like Lord of the Rings. Especially the scary parts of it.
You really know how to make the most of laundry day.
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
Thursday 2 July. Cameron Heights round 2

After visiting Cameron Highlands on Tuesday, I conferrred with Feizal and he said I should keep on going and also see the sights around Tanah Rata and take the south road 59 out of Cameron back...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,675
Posted By chiko
Thumb Fantastic

Awesome ride report. Your photos are smaller but better than mine and stellar. I suck at this.
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
Wednesday 1 July Ride around Penang

I am about halfway way thru my adventure now and I dont really feel that I have given my base camp, Penang Island, a fair shot so the only agenda for today is to ride around the island and take in...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2009, 12:01 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 23,460
Posted By chiko
Wow

Very dramatic and impressive way you have captured the geology, the history and the current life there.
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
Tuesday 30 June Cameron Highlands

Feeling fully rested now, I head off for one of the great sections of my trip, the Cameron Highlands. My colleagues and Feizal advise me that this is one of the great attraction areas of peninsular...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
Monday 29 June. Penang Island.

By Monday I have been riding for 2 pretty long days as decide to take an easy day and see what the resort has to offer and see some of Penang. RM30 breakfast buffet at the hotel was unremarkable and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
Sunday 28 June 2009 Ipoh to Penang

Sunday I figure I have an easy jog to Penang and decide to explore a bit around Ipoh. I plan first to visit Gua Tempurong (Cave) and then "Kellie's Castle" which I had seen a sign for on the way to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2009, 05:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By chiko
Half as much

I dont have a lot of experience in this but a simple rule is that SO should follow you but not as much, maybe half. Its a simple rule to follow. With limited experience you dont want her to match...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
My day starts on Saturday at 7am to begin my...

My day starts on Saturday at 7am to begin my motorbike tour of Malaysia. I have arranged a rental with www.ridemalaysia.com.my (http://www.ridemalaysia.com.my) for 10 days self-guided tour on a...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
GPX file for favorites and routes

My routes and favorites.
I was not very impressed with the overall quality of the map I bought from Garmin City Navigator NT Malaysia and Singapore.If I had done better research, here I would have...
Forum: Asia 06-29-2009, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,091
Posted By chiko
KL rental

www.ridemalaysia.com.my (http://www.ridemalaysia.com.my) works for renting in KL. I am on day 3 of 10 right now. Very satisfactory but KL and Singapore are not exactly in the same country. While...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
I made it to Penang

I made it to penang. For those of you wanting to see the local food i have attached tonights dinner. Total cost for the plate, less tiger beer, 5MYR or ringgit as known locally. You can do the...
Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2009, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,958
Posted By chiko
KL to Penang, MALAYSIA

I am starting this ride report 2 weeks early with a trip plan.
Any recommendations....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,116
Posted By chiko
What I know from Texas

I like the Texas system ---
I took the MSF to get my MC endorsement for my license. I had taken the DMV training permit, written only, test years earlier and was already on my 4th bike .
The class...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2006, 09:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By chiko
Ridesmart...

Ridesmart (http://ridesmart.info/comments/index.asp) like he said. I am going on Monday and was looking to see what the current thougts were.
LSTD (http://www.lstd.com/html/requirements.html) ,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2006, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,393
Posted By chiko
I went with the GIVI 41L keyless. In the end the...

I went with the GIVI 41L keyless. In the end the bags were 39" and the bars are 35" on my R1100GS. What is the actual measurements on the Micatech?

The GIVI's are generic so the frame is offset...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,811
Posted By chiko
Harbor Freight Tire Changer

So I bought the tire changer (http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=42927) #42927 along with the base at the local harbor freight store. Prices are up from sales in 2002. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,148
Posted By chiko
I like Whammo's. Just vice grips and a monkey...

I like Whammo's. Just vice grips and a monkey wrench is all you need.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,545
Posted By chiko
Guessing you mean MicaPeak...

Guessing you mean MicaPeak (http://www.micapeak.com/) which I thought was more well rounded but appears to have an excessive GS bent to their history page.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2005, 05:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,243
Posted By chiko
You'll be a days ride east of the best parts of...

You'll be a days ride east of the best parts of Texas. Suggest flying.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2005, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,784
Posted By chiko
I have done a power slide twice. First was...

I have done a power slide twice.
First was entirely unintended. The second was slightly expected.

Both were on the street just after a rain. I remember the first one most vividly because I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2005, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By chiko
Resolved with Hall Sensor or Ignition Impulse...

Resolved with Hall Sensor or Ignition Impulse Send Unit 12112306137

$290 in parts and $455 labor.

I am glad it was not something that I did during the tune-up. I am bummed out that my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2005, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By chiko
I would question my method since you are reading...

I would question my method since you are reading close to nothing in both cases. Review OVAD in the Hall of Wisdom (http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/) to make sure that you are doing the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2005, 04:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By chiko
Took it to the dealer at 1pm

I am punting. Major setback and no good front to move forward on.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2005, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By chiko
No change

Hall sensor still shows to be working at the connector under the gas tank. Intermittent ground signal on the orange and black wires.

Sidestand switch is shorted. I could find no good way to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By chiko
Big step backward

I can no longer show a signal across the primary side of the leads leading from the motronic to the coil. Green is still hot but attempts to start no longer ground the black wire to signal a fire.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2005, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By chiko
Hall Sensor checks OK

I didnt do the whole take it off and bench test but I left it on the bike and was able to produce the expected results.

LED on all the time until you pass a feeler gauge within the sensor then...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2005, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By chiko
Cry R1100GS wont turn over

I have reviewed this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54719)and have pretty much the same problem in that the bike will turn over but not fire.

1999 R1100GS 42000...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2005, 07:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By chiko
Getting started

This site (http://www.flamesonmytank.co.za/offRoad.htm#perpendicularurl) was recommended to me. Its fair. About riding GS's in South America.
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