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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I had done this install on my wife's bike. No...

I had done this install on my wife's bike. No mods to the signals necessary. I read somewhere that this is there to satisfy some EU or German requirement.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 353
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Old data

Back in 2007 BMW published the following.

Valve timings
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 650 GS

Intake opens
14 after OT
28 after OT
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,127
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Bandsaw

Good advice here but if you have access to a bandsaw you can avoid the back and forth motion of a jigsaw.

mike
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,908
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Highly recommended

At the outset let me say that I have no affiliation with MotoTrip. I write this commentary wanting to give recognition where it is due and to assist other inmates who may be considering a tour in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,035
Posted By bmwroadsterca
"I checked the parts schematic and couldn't find...

"I checked the parts schematic and couldn't find any different part numbers. Are the forks just further up the yoke I wonder?"

Correct - the forks are the same for both standard and low suspension...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,035
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I put a stock unmodified center stand on my...

I put a stock unmodified center stand on my wife's low suspension 2010 F650GS. Nothing has ever dragged. It goes up with only marginally more effort than most bikes. It does drop dramatically. I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Also

Leaky valve cover gaskets and water pump seals. Both leave visible traces on the motor. See threads.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By bmwroadsterca
As I understand it what you need to avoid are the...

As I understand it what you need to avoid are the chargers that use higher voltage pulses to recondition a battery that is sulfated. I agree that it makes no difference whether the ignition is on or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Yep, my Yamaha XT250 has a sight glass. My...

Yep, my Yamaha XT250 has a sight glass.
My Yamaha XS650 does not.
My 1995 BMw R1100R had a sight glass and I had a spare because they were known to blow out dumping the oil. When I think about that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,389
Posted By bmwroadsterca
PM sent mike

PM sent

mike
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9,223
Views: 584,007
Posted By bmwroadsterca
You don't capitalize "acts" unless the word is an...

You don't capitalize "acts" unless the word is an abbreviation of the full title of the act which is not the case in this instance. For instance if you were referring to the Highway Traffic Act you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By bmwroadsterca
In previous posts some riders have reported that...

In previous posts some riders have reported that the cable for the ST will work and is 3 inches longer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,389
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Just had this thought - any chance that a...

Just had this thought - any chance that a quantity of the dash plates could make it to the BMWMOA rally for distribution to purchasers?
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Found the link!

No definitely not anything to do with a Power of Attorney.

I found the email exchange with the vendor of the first bike I purchased in Quebec back in 2010. I had sent him a link to the page...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 785
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I have done it twice

"Buying a bike from Quebec and registering it in Ontario. The seller is telling me that I have to accompany her to the quebec motor vehicle department to transfer the ownership to my name to protect...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I ended up getting a good rate from Wawanesa -...

I ended up getting a good rate from Wawanesa - but they don't cover old bikes for loss or damage - that was fine with me as I was only wanting the minimal coverage.
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,271
Posted By bmwroadsterca
After over 30 years of home, auto and motorcycle...

After over 30 years of home, auto and motorcycle insurance with TD Primmum I was told that they would not insure my recently acquired 1980 Yamaha XS650 because it was over 30 years old.

When I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 33,233
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I believe that the S/ST/GS engines are inclined...

I believe that the S/ST/GS engines are inclined at a different angle so a swap may not be that straightforward.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 220,316
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Anti-theft

Is a separate manual.

See:
http://www.bmwk.nl/webPaginas/literatuur/origineel_bmw_materaal/pdf/3000_BMW_alarmHandleidingEngelsDWA-6.pdf

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-21-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,389
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Cool. Thank you. mike

Cool.

Thank you.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,389
Posted By bmwroadsterca
That would be awesome. I'd be in for two - and as...

That would be awesome. I'd be in for two - and as stated previously why not make a buck.

You could leave the left side without holes so folks could add whatever they have in mind.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,389
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Talking Very nice. I bet that quite a few inmates...

Very nice.

I bet that quite a few inmates would be willing to buy you a beer at the first opportunity if you were to trace that on to a sheet of paper, scan it and post it for others to use as a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By bmwroadsterca
LED Brake Lights

The LED for the tail light and the brake light are one and the same. The ZFE feeds a pulsed voltage to the tail light at a rate faster than the eye can perceive that only powers the light part-time....
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 579
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Almost

Almost. Flasher no, ZFE yes.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 96,637
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Spark plug sockets

Check out this thread for some spark plug socket alternatives.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=930395

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-03-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By bmwroadsterca
2010

My wife's 2010 has it and my 2011 does not.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Since we are on the subject, if it becomes...

Since we are on the subject, if it becomes necessary to bypass a defective switch to get going you connect the red and white wires and leave the brown wire floating.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,325
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Hey Reaver are you sure that the sidestand switch...

Hey Reaver are you sure that the sidestand switch is a pot? The schematic shows a switch and when I tested one it behaved like a switch albeit a strange one what with the rotation and some logic that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-27-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,686
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Aeroflow

My wife and I have the Aeroflow on our bikes. I chose it because I had a good experience with their product on my R1100R after trying a couple of alternatives. They give good wind and rain protection...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By bmwroadsterca
As the BMW literature excerpt above makes clear...

As the BMW literature excerpt above makes clear the CAN-bus does not monitor electrical loads nor do electrical switching. BMW does not misuse the term. It uses "CAN-bus" when referring to the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 804
Posted By bmwroadsterca
It is the ZFE that monitors electrical loads like...

It is the ZFE that monitors electrical loads like bulbs and not the CAN-bus. Having said that I can't help with the question (but I strive for accuracy!).

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-17-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 34,592
Posted By bmwroadsterca
USPS/Canada Post

TYC

Insist on shipping via USPS/Canada Post. In my experience buying numerous accessories for three bikes Canada Post did not collect HST nor levy any brokerage fees for anything under about $300....
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 662
Posted By bmwroadsterca
"The "controller area network" on your bike...

"The "controller area network" on your bike provides a mechanism for sending signals between devices on the bike, "

Correct

"which also eliminates the need for traditional fuses."

Incorrect...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,504
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Floods to see at night. Spots to be seen during...

Floods to see at night. Spots to be seen during the day. Depends on your objective.

mike
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 16,789
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Yes!

To answer the question posed at the outset of this thread....

See:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igj4vt3UXBU&feature=youtu.be

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 826
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Like many I have wired both our F650GSs directly...

Like many I have wired both our F650GSs directly to the battery with a separate receptacle into which I plug a charger. The one thing I would add is that I read somewhere on a dealer site that if one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By bmwroadsterca
It was back in 2011 but the point is that there...

It was back in 2011 but the point is that there is a precedent.

Here you go:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=726406&highlight=gs911

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-08-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,166
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Be sure to see the previous group buy in Vendors...

Be sure to see the previous group buy in Vendors while you are there.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,596
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Another socket

My thanks to those who posted information about the outside diameter of sockets that will fit down the tunnel.

I spotted a 16mm spark plug socket by EMGO at a local dealership and picked it up for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,311
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I read somewhere that the ZFE will shut down the...

I read somewhere that the ZFE will shut down the grips if the charging system is unable to maintain adequate voltage as a means of lowering overall current draw. I would think that if the ZFE shuts...
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