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Forum: Canada 12-11-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By awonderfulworld
Thanks everyone - I've got an appt booked with...

Thanks everyone - I've got an appt booked with Pro 6 cycle next week to get it serviced.
Forum: Canada 12-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By awonderfulworld
Toronto shop for Ohlins shock service?

The front Ohlins shock on my 1150gs seems to need a service. Everything looks good (no visible leaks) but the dampening adjustment knob gives 3-4 clicks then just seems to spin.

Any suggestions on...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,105
Posted By awonderfulworld
I just took delivery of an nolan 104 - look at it...

I just took delivery of an nolan 104 - look at it as an option - it's vastly better than the 103.
Forum: Canada 03-26-2012, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,176
Posted By awonderfulworld
Good route (not all in Ontario though) is Toronto...

Good route (not all in Ontario though) is Toronto to Quebec city, back to Montreal along the 417 to Ottawa then Toronto.

1695 km, all slab, 100km roads.
Forum: Canada 03-15-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,027
Posted By awonderfulworld
I must admit on my 1150GS, I've never balanced...

I must admit on my 1150GS, I've never balanced it, and it rides smooth as silk and I get even tire wear.

Try running it without balancing - you might be surprised.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,441
Posted By awonderfulworld
Spend the $100. The better camera alone is worth...

Spend the $100. The better camera alone is worth it
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,117
Posted By awonderfulworld
It's likely been made worse by a massive group...

It's likely been made worse by a massive group buy that just happened - ~150 orders at once.
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,069
Posted By awonderfulworld
I rode with a the ranger2 AST combo for quite a...

I rode with a the ranger2 AST combo for quite a few years - they both leaked. I'm sure on a full faired bike they would've been ok, but without a fairing on my KLR they sucked. Had to carry rain gear...
Forum: Vendors 02-09-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,555
Posted By awonderfulworld
Got mine yesterday - the quality is amazing - I...

Got mine yesterday - the quality is amazing - I couldn't be happier.

Definitely worth the money spent.
Forum: Canada 02-02-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,818
Posted By awonderfulworld
I live at pape/danforth - I can do it for you in...

I live at pape/danforth - I can do it for you in the evening if you need it - takes a couple seconds.
Forum: Canada 02-02-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,446
Posted By awonderfulworld
I've done that route many times in my car at...

I've done that route many times in my car at night trying to get my baby asleep - it's actually a decent route, though I now go across the 401 and skip the 409 since the 409 is a bit bouncy :)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By awonderfulworld
For crashbars, stay away from the sw-motech ones....

For crashbars, stay away from the sw-motech ones.

They're cheap, but your first crash you'll realize that you've ripped the little rubber mounts that hold the skid plate on the bottom of the...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,630
Posted By awonderfulworld
Season resumes? I'm in Toronto as well GB and...

Season resumes? I'm in Toronto as well GB and it's still riding season... with my roadcrafter and a fleece I'm warm enough for 30-45 minutes.

My RC 1 piece has the new zippers, and if you let...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,982
Posted By awonderfulworld
Server blew in a remote data centre. I was the...

Server blew in a remote data centre. I was the only one in with transportation.

Strapped the server to the GS.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,205
Posted By awonderfulworld
I used to ride with an AST jacket - wasn't...

I used to ride with an AST jacket - wasn't waterproof for me. The arms and chest pockets leaked so I had to carry a rain suit.

Went aerostich - very happy. It's old tech, but I know I'll get to my...
Forum: Canada 12-01-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22,444
Views: 2,374,387
Posted By awonderfulworld
No more free parking

Looks like we've now lost free parking on city streets in Toronto sometime in the new year.

MM 14.19 passed council - http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2011.MM14.19

It...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2011, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,127
Posted By awonderfulworld
I'm 192cm (~6'4") and use an aeroflow. It's ugly,...

I'm 192cm (~6'4") and use an aeroflow. It's ugly, but it really works.

Here in Toronto I ride till the snow flies, then any time through the winter it's free and clear on the road (and I can get...
Forum: Vendors 11-03-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,555
Posted By awonderfulworld
WOOT! Thanks for organizing it for us - my butt's...

WOOT! Thanks for organizing it for us - my butt's gonna like me now :)
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,972
Posted By awonderfulworld
My roadcrafter onesie is the most waterproof...

My roadcrafter onesie is the most waterproof motorcycle suit I've ever owned - far better than the olympia gear it replaced (ast jacket/ranger 2 pant).

However, even with the new zippers, it'll...
Forum: Canada 10-05-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,369
Posted By awonderfulworld
It all depends on where you live. In Toronto...

It all depends on where you live.

In Toronto proper (not 905) the insurance is much higher - I'm 31, never been pulled over or a single infraction ever, and my 2006 Honda CR-V is between 2500 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,634
Posted By awonderfulworld
If I could repeat my purchase, I'd pick the...

If I could repeat my purchase, I'd pick the 1150GSA instead of the 1150GS I have now (only for the bigger gas tank - right now the gas light comes on after 250km straight - I have to stop and...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 21,541
Posted By awonderfulworld
Have had an Olympia AST in high vis for 4 years...

Have had an Olympia AST in high vis for 4 years now - it's not as bright as it used to be but it's still good and in the rain I can see my glow in the reflection.

I find high vis helps on gray,...
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,555
Posted By awonderfulworld
Thanks for taking the charge on the potential...

Thanks for taking the charge on the potential group buy! I've sent you my info by PM!
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2011, 12:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,128
Posted By awonderfulworld
I rode home a little while ago in a crazy storm...

I rode home a little while ago in a crazy storm in my onesie with riri zippers... and I got soaked too right in the middle of my belly. This is on a GS with an aeroflow XL screen. It was a massive...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By awonderfulworld
I just took the visor off. The xd3 with it off is...

I just took the visor off. The xd3 with it off is quite nice.

I realize this doesn't help buy another helmet, but it's the cheapest solution. You can pack the visor if you really want and switch...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,811
Posted By awonderfulworld
Up here in Canada you never really need to worry...

Up here in Canada you never really need to worry about people - it's never an issue so we only need to worry about bears, snakes etc...

For bears carry bear spray - works well on coyotes and any...
Forum: Canada 08-08-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,236
Posted By awonderfulworld
:wave

:wave
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,990
Posted By awonderfulworld
While not etymotic, check out the shure se215's -...

While not etymotic, check out the shure se215's - they're about $100 and have 37db of sound isolation - they're perfect replacements for earplugs.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,128
Posted By awonderfulworld
I've ridden my new roadcrafter (not a retrofit)...

I've ridden my new roadcrafter (not a retrofit) with the riri zippers and it's so far leak proof in the rain.

However, the eyelets on the zipper pulls (the holes in at the end of the pulls) are...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,432
Posted By awonderfulworld
I just rode to/from the BMWMOA meet in Bloomsburg...

I just rode to/from the BMWMOA meet in Bloomsburg PA last weekend - 1400kms - in a 'stich onesie. Rode with the stich, boots, full face helmet behind an aeroflow on my GS and... I didn't mind it at...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,775
Posted By awonderfulworld
Just looked up the PN from napa for the straight...

Just looked up the PN from napa for the straight metal ones:

90416 are 1.44" long: https://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?A=NTH90416_0006401941&An=0

90432 are 1" long:...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,775
Posted By awonderfulworld
Cast/spoked - same thing. Easiest way to get...

Cast/spoked - same thing.

Easiest way to get the old ones off is simply cut them, then push the new ones through if rubber - it's all rubber at the base of the stem.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,775
Posted By awonderfulworld
while you're at it, upgrade to metal ones. ...

while you're at it, upgrade to metal ones.

They're pretty cheap at Napa (like $5 a piece or so) and they're stronger... valve stems occasionally fail or get bitten by a rock/sharp object.
Forum: Canada 07-18-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,022
Posted By awonderfulworld
I'm heading down Thursday and working...

I'm heading down Thursday and working registration Friday morning.

Will keep the Canada flag showing on the GS.

Need to figure out some type of fan though... gonna be 49c with the humidex.
Forum: Canada 06-24-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By awonderfulworld
I just had to send my new roadcrafter back to...

I just had to send my new roadcrafter back to aerostich (rode down to get sized, and the resulting product was wrong - top marks to them for the amazing customer service though - they've been more...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,070
Posted By awonderfulworld
I've got the MEC gemini which is a lightweight...

I've got the MEC gemini which is a lightweight tent, and not too spendy.

Highly recommend it. It's a good 2 person tent which fits me and gear perfectly. My wife and I can fit easily, and I can...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By awonderfulworld
So I've had email conversations with two seperate...

So I've had email conversations with two seperate reps, both saying the same thing - one said he'll create a ticket to remove the 2720 from the list on the web site of available models to repair.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By awonderfulworld
streetpilot 2720 screen delamination repair

My 2720 screen's outer layer has delaminated which makes it really difficult to use in the rain.

Garmin used to repair them for $99 but they are no longer doing so - even though their website...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 22,444
Views: 2,374,387
Posted By awonderfulworld
That was disturbing... :puke1

That was disturbing... :puke1
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 33,903
Posted By awonderfulworld
You can buy bear spray down in the US - it's...

You can buy bear spray down in the US - it's cheaper. Just make sure that it is labelled BEAR SPRAY and not pepper spray, etc... with a max of 1% capsaicin. As well, no pocket sized ones are allowed...
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