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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-01-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,542
Posted By MrCheeky
How high up do you need to go for clear...

How high up do you need to go for clear sightlines over the fence in Turn 15?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,194,118
Posted By MrCheeky
Refreshing update and a great looking bike. Like...

Refreshing update and a great looking bike. Like others have commented, the only bit that bothers me is the butt-ugly "spork" beak.

Having said that, I have no intentions of parting with my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,890
Posted By MrCheeky
FWIW, I am signed up for the June Intro course. ...

FWIW, I am signed up for the June Intro course. I will be riding down from British Columbia, taking my time and enjoying the ride. I am renting one of their bikes for the reasons mentioned above. ...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,765
Posted By MrCheeky
I bought my 2010 1200GS at Pacific. I've...

I bought my 2010 1200GS at Pacific. I've experienced great customer service from their sales, parts, service and accessories areas. They've also got a great selection of Rev'It gear.

Good luck...
Forum: Canada 07-12-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 37,539
Posted By MrCheeky
The most recent track on their Spot was Calgary 4...

The most recent track on their Spot was Calgary 4 days ago. Perhaps they "forgot" it in a porta potty at the stampede to throw us off their trail.
Forum: Canada 07-05-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By MrCheeky
Thank you for the quick responses! As you say,...

Thank you for the quick responses! As you say, many of the roads change within the busier logging areas. It sounds like any of the suggested mapbooks above will give me a head start on the major...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2011, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,519
Posted By MrCheeky
Not to derail the thread, just a quick question...

Not to derail the thread, just a quick question regarding maps...

I recently purchased a GS and was looking for a good map of FSR etc. I have come across the Backroad Maps site...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,954
Posted By MrCheeky
Arai Profile UK Flag

Arai Profile UK Flag
Forum: Canada 06-29-2011, 07:43 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 37,539
Posted By MrCheeky
I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for them as...

I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for them as they make their way west towards the Metro Vancouver area. I've watched the LWR & LWD as well as the By Any Means series. Charley is a great...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 339,938
Posted By MrCheeky
I just returned from a 4,500km trip through...

I just returned from a 4,500km trip through NorCal and I have a Rev'It Defender GTX jacket/pant combo that is in dire need of a cleaning. So I had a look and the washing instructions provided on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2011, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
Well I picked up my Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex boots...

Well I picked up my Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex boots yesterday. Purchased locally. Fantastic boots, no squeak, comfortable and definitely worth the wait.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,957
Posted By MrCheeky
I think it is a very worthwhile investment in...

I think it is a very worthwhile investment in most circumstances. The cost varies between $800 - $1,200 for an extra 3 years. In most cases, it ca be purchased up to the last month of the 3 year...
Forum: Canada 05-09-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,734
Posted By MrCheeky
You're in luck. Rene will be speaking at Pacific...

You're in luck. Rene will be speaking at Pacific BMW on June 11th from 6pm - 9pm (http://www.renedian.com/).

Both my wife and I will be there. Looking forward to it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By MrCheeky
Thanks for the input & link. I would likely go...

Thanks for the input & link. I would likely go with a larger plate if I was mounting the topcase and taking it on longer trips or off-roading. However the topcase is just for commuting (total...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,335
Posted By MrCheeky
Question Touratech Zega Pro Topcase - Opinions?

I recently purchased a 2010 1200GS and I am starting to purchase some of the gear for it.

I was planning to buy the TT Zega Pro panniers for touring and the TT Zega Pro topcase...
Forum: Canada 05-04-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,644
Posted By MrCheeky
Great idea and it would be nice to meet you both...

Great idea and it would be nice to meet you both in person. As we head into the summer, finding a time that will work for many people will be difficult. Speaking of which, I will be riding south to...
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 399,736
Posted By MrCheeky
What a fabulous trip and a superb RR. Congrats...

What a fabulous trip and a superb RR. Congrats on a successful trip and all the best to you both on wherever your travels take you next.
Forum: Canada 05-03-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By MrCheeky
Route Change - Heading South!

Thank you to everyone who made suggestions regarding this trip. I have now changed my plans and will be heading south for 8 days (or so) through Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, N. California and...
Forum: Ride reports 04-28-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 399,736
Posted By MrCheeky
First of all, as usual, your RR continues to...

First of all, as usual, your RR continues to entertain and inform, love it.

I hope Naomi gets well soon. It's not fun being sick on the road but some rest & recoup will be good.

As far as the...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By MrCheeky
Hey Steve, Thanks for the suggestion. I...

Hey Steve,

Thanks for the suggestion. I have ridden south to 20 and then east from Sedro Wooley (S Skagit Hwy, backroads to Marblemount, through the Cascades and then south) and most of the...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By MrCheeky
The idea was more about getting some quality kms...

The idea was more about getting some quality kms on the GS rather than visiting family...they can wait 'till the fall now :lol3

I may get my feet wet (figuratively & literally) closer to home...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By MrCheeky
LOL. I don't really know what I was thinking. I...

LOL. I don't really know what I was thinking. I just purchased a new 1200GS and want to get some quick trips under my belt and thought visiting family in Saskatoon would be a good idea...not so...
Forum: Canada 04-23-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By MrCheeky
Surrey to Saskatoon (Route Planning Suggestions)

Fellow inmates...I recently purchased a 2010 1200GS and would like to put some kms on it.

I'm planning to ride out to Saskatoon at the end of June. I am trying to figure out the best route to...
Forum: Canada 04-04-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,704
Posted By MrCheeky
I'm definitely interested.

I'm definitely interested.
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
I just spoke with my local BMW dealer and they...

I just spoke with my local BMW dealer and they told me that there is a shortage of the Gore-tex boots in Canada. There is a new shipment coming into Canada at the end of the month and once...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
That's the price I was quoted at the dealer as...

That's the price I was quoted at the dealer as well. 45s? LOL, I wish...more like 42s (8.5-9).



It looks like they are the Adventure "Rain" boot, especially given that price. It is very...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2011, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
I contacted both Moto Central...

I contacted both Moto Central (http://motorcyclefootwear.easywebstore.co.uk/Sidi-Adventure-Gore-Tex-Black-Black_AQCEY.aspx) and Dirtybikebitz...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,201
Posted By MrCheeky
Like many of us inmates, it is very satisfying to...

Like many of us inmates, it is very satisfying to treat ourselves after years of hard work with a new set of wheels. Congrats on the new ride!
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
Very good point. I was concentrating on the VAT...

Very good point. I was concentrating on the VAT aspect and totally forgetting about the "used" duty aspect. Inadvertently trying to get the best of both worlds it seems. Having said that though, it...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 399,736
Posted By MrCheeky
Great to see the reports and photos flowing once...

Great to see the reports and photos flowing once again. It's a great RR made better by your positive attitudes and sense of humour. Enjoy the continuation of your adventure :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,786
Posted By MrCheeky
Last one...

Last one...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,786
Posted By MrCheeky
Another photo...

Another photo...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,786
Posted By MrCheeky
The new Machine Art X-Head DOHC...

The new Machine Art X-Head DOHC (http://machineartmoto.com/shopsite_sc/XHDOHC.html) cylinder head guard is now available (website says shipping in late March). Since I don't have the OEM BMW engine...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
Thanks for the info and it's good to hear...

Thanks for the info and it's good to hear positive feedback on FC-Moto (http://www.fc-moto.com/). I will advise on the response I get from Dirtbikebitz re: VAT refund. I have many other items that...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2011, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
That was a quick reply! Yes I did request the...

That was a quick reply! Yes I did request the "Dirty ADVRider Special". I have emailed Dirtbikebitz asking for an explanation as to why they charge VAT on goods being shipped outside the EU...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
Will do. I placed my order with Dirtbikebitz...

Will do. I placed my order with Dirtbikebitz (http://www.dirtbikebitz.com/) last night (Friday evening). If purchasing with a credit card you will likely have to pay through PayPal (with credit...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
I just did some research and THIS THREAD...

I just did some research and THIS THREAD (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541852) on FC Moto is no too convincing.

I will likely be ordering from Dirtbikebitz.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
I have looked at Dirtbikebitz. These are the...

I have looked at Dirtbikebitz. These are the costs shipped to me here in BC...

MOTO CENTRAL (UK) = $442

FC MOTO (Ger) = $437

DIRTBIKEBITZ (UK) = $513

This is where the math comes in...I...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 240,866
Posted By MrCheeky
I am considering ordering from one of the...

I am considering ordering from one of the following:

MOTO CENTRAL (http://motorcyclefootwear.easywebstore.co.uk/Sidi-Adventure-Gore-Tex-Black-Black_AQCEY.aspx)

FC MOTO (http://www.fc-moto.com/)...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,128
Posted By MrCheeky
FWIW...I usually wear an 8.5 - 9 shoe depending...

FWIW...I usually wear an 8.5 - 9 shoe depending on the brand. My feet are narrow-normal in width and my size 42 Sidi Vertigos fit perfect. I'm also considering the Adventures and would likely go...
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