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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 08:35 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 58,387
Posted By Bill 310
Thank you that is my plan of action.

Thank you that is my plan of action.
Forum: Canada Today, 08:10 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,886
Posted By Bill 310
This explains your monicker, I will never think...

This explains your monicker, I will never think that you might be a luggage repairman. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:56 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 58,387
Posted By Bill 310
That is my plan, however I am also keen to take...

That is my plan, however I am also keen to take the initiate to manage the recall in a manner that will better accommodate my summer riding schedule than BMW's.

In the GWN it tends to take some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 58,387
Posted By Bill 310
It would be helpful to know the part number for...

It would be helpful to know the part number for the new part.

It is not going to be a fast process getting 300,000 parts produced and distributed world wide, and for those of us who want to get...
Forum: Europe 03-27-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By Bill 310
Turkey/Greece Spring 2015

My wife and I are planning our spring trip and I have a few general questions.

A few years ago we shipped my old higher mileage KTM 990 to Europe and each year we manage to get 2-4 weeks traveling...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,866
Posted By Bill 310
Years ago a friend had an issue with his...

Years ago a friend had an issue with his neighbor's cat spraying all over his house, front porch and car.

The cat owner was an ass hat.

My friend trapped the cat, took it to a vet in another...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,343
Posted By Bill 310
Laugh It will be interesting to see how this turns out...

It will be interesting to see how this turns out for our American Cousins.

I have imported two bikes from the US when the Dollar was the other way. Both were new bikes. I saved a little over...
Forum: Europe 03-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Bill 310
WTB Garmin 378- 478 (or similar)with Euro Basemaps

We have a bike in Europe, with a NA map set and the Euromap set installed.It would be easier to have a pure euro unit.

If anyone has one for sale or a Garmin 650 -660 please pm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,946
Posted By Bill 310
Good advice on bike setup. Ergonomics, custom...

Good advice on bike setup. Ergonomics, custom seat, hydration system, fuel cell all make things better.

Make no mistake running long days at high speeds is tiring and any point of discomfort will...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 204
Posted By Bill 310
Vancouver BMW Ducati Iron Butt Ride - save the date June 20, 2015

There will be an organized Iron Butt Association ride again this year on Saturday,
June 20th with the assistance and support of Vancouver BMW Ducati

It is a turn key event , at ride's end you...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,462
Posted By Bill 310
This made me smile, legendary rider Dick Fish,...

This made me smile, legendary rider Dick Fish, once sat me down and explained the difference between off road and off pavement. I never forgot it :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 18,462
Posted By Bill 310
Hi Suzy, I am 6'4 and bought the Catoma...

Hi Suzy,

I am 6'4 and bought the Catoma Raven.http://www.catomaoutdoor.com/Catalog/ProductInfo.aspx?id=154

It had poor ventilation and was not that much fun to set up in any wind I lived in...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By Bill 310
Michael, give it a rest. This has worked...

Michael, give it a rest.

This has worked for us for years and it makes our travels easier.

This thread was to help the OP, not to get so far buried in the details about how the rest of us...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Bill 310
Many Thanks, I have read about the proposed...

Many Thanks, I have read about the proposed vignette, it sounds like it is much loved by all :lol3
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By Bill 310
Emissions Sticker Germany ?

We have a Canadian Registered Motorcycle in Germany.

I have looked on the page regarding foreign vehicles and emission stickers and there is no reference to motorcycles.

Are motorcycles...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,770
Posted By Bill 310
We spent Canada Day in Inuvik. It was the hottest...

We spent Canada Day in Inuvik. It was the hottest place in Canada. Unfortunately, road construction had begun two weeks earlier.
Forum: Europe 02-28-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By Bill 310
I see your point, for us being Canadians on...

I see your point, for us being Canadians on vacation with limited local knowledge, it just takes the stress out of the remainder of the day. We usually have two places to stay in mind and depending...
Forum: Europe 02-26-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,195
Posted By Bill 310
Hi Tarex, We ride 2-3 weeks every years in Europe...

Hi Tarex, We ride 2-3 weeks every years in Europe and keep a bike in Heidelberg. In NorthAmerica I have twice finished the Iron Butt Rally so havea rough idea about days in the saddles and average...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 83,698
Posted By Bill 310
I sometimes think people get the two Mayer boys...

I sometimes think people get the two Mayer boys mixed up and buy a seat from Rick when they mean to be dealing with is brother Rocky. I confess that years ago I did that, and yes dealing with Rick...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By Bill 310
The Flea Market here has pretty good prices and...

The Flea Market here has pretty good prices and generally the inmates tend to have better stuff to sell.

I have known lots of new riders to get outfitted from Craig's list, but sometimes CL people...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By Bill 310
Ride with a SPOT tracker, and as a previous...

Ride with a SPOT tracker, and as a previous poster mentioned a GS 911 or save some money and buy a 650 V Strom for commuting , it will likely be less trouble and cost much less.
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Bill 310
This is the fine print Customers requesting...

This is the fine print

Customers requesting warranty validation for their motorcycles should prepare the following items:

Photocopies of:

1. Invoice or Bill of Sale

2. Title
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By Bill 310
CDN BMW Warranty claims in the US

This may come in handy. Note the bonus that you need to have a copy of your bill of sale with you. I used this in 2011 when my GT was a month from warranty expiration.

I am unable to post up the...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,886
Posted By Bill 310
Professionally our firm consults on Health and...

Professionally our firm consults on Health and Welfare and Retirement plans. We do some Executive comp work as well.

I have come to the conclusion that maintaining a lower mainland address...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7,095
Views: 2,869,026
Posted By Bill 310
Thanks Max, I recently bought a Marmot Aura...

Thanks Max,

I recently bought a Marmot Aura 2P tent on clearance from Sierra Trading. No footprints were available, I thought I was hooped until I saw your post.

I just bought a footprint ...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By Bill 310
I admire their craziness :clap:freaky

I admire their craziness :clap:freaky
Forum: Trip Planning 02-12-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 80,958
Posted By Bill 310
Crow or Raven. I saw one drop a frying pan...

Crow or Raven.

I saw one drop a frying pan into the Harmony Bowl in Whistler one morning when I was checking fence lines on Ski Patrol.
Forum: Canada 02-10-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 902
Posted By Bill 310
Earliest I have ridden across is first week of...

Earliest I have ridden across is first week of May. You may have a great ride or you may be in for some seriously dangerous riding - you will know which when the trip is over.

It can be dodgy...
Forum: Canada 02-07-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,394
Posted By Bill 310
That would be excellent ! Count me in for a few

That would be excellent ! Count me in for a few
Forum: Canada 02-03-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,196
Posted By Bill 310
I might suggest that with the cheap airfares that...

I might suggest that with the cheap airfares that you buzz your bike out west. Leave it at an inmates house, and then fly back home and return to your bike and have a ride in a loop home.
Forum: Canada 02-02-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By Bill 310
Looking for Year round riders commuters in BC

Note to Mods. we need a Canadian Rider or riders on the to ride the snot out of these rain over mitts.

Modes I couldn't find a better place on site.


Are you commuting by motorcycle at this...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,783
Posted By Bill 310
I had that same Catoma, no ground tarp available....

I had that same Catoma, no ground tarp available. I a 6'4" (age 59) and even sleeping solo i was pushing out on the sides. I bought a Redverz last summer, it is the best tent I have ever used.
Forum: Vendors 01-31-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Bill 310
You might want to post on BC Sportbikes as well

You might want to post on BC Sportbikes as well
Forum: Canada 01-31-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By Bill 310
First family of Shopify to restore Opinicon Resort

This will make a nice place to visit by MC this summer if you are near Ontario. I remember being there in my much younger days.
...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Bill 310
Just go the customer service desk and get a...

Just go the customer service desk and get a raincheck. I do that every time they have a good tool sale and are out of stock. They have to give you a raincheck unless it species no rain check in the...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,044
Posted By Bill 310
BC Sportbikes is it's own community and some of...

BC Sportbikes is it's own community and some of us here find it quite entertaining.

Once you are settled I am sure that a few of us will be able to get together and meet you for a bite to eat...
Forum: Canada 01-17-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bill 310
I wonder if sales of the big adventure bikes ...

I wonder if sales of the big adventure bikes were poor. I meet a few people at the KTM booth in 2009 at the Vancouver Show who were gloating over the fact that people couldn't bring the bikes in...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,604
Posted By Bill 310
I kept mine when I put Staintunes on my 990. I...

I kept mine when I put Staintunes on my 990. I can see a whole business now of Rent-My-Cans :deal
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 25,301
Posted By Bill 310
Word Exactly, the photocopy laminated...

Word



Exactly, the photocopy laminated trick is so yesterday, and may get you a roadside beating.

In the same note accept the credit cards that you are offered in the mail and then cancel...
Forum: Latin America 01-06-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 25,301
Posted By Bill 310
There are specialty carriers that offer coverage...

There are specialty carriers that offer coverage that will fill the void for new arrivals to Canada.




Re registering and insuring a vehicle we have a BC plated MC in our garage that is...
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