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Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,090
Posted By T-1
Steve: You are absolutely correct regarding...

Steve:

You are absolutely correct regarding the process and no import duty of motorcycles imported from the U.S. into Canada. I just called my friend who had brought into Alberta a new K1200S...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2006, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,090
Posted By T-1
Sorry, forgot to be specific. My point about the...

Sorry, forgot to be specific. My point about the one-time fee ($181, $206 or whatever it is) paid at the border is that that also includes the payment for the out-of-country inspection once you get...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,090
Posted By T-1
New 2006 BMW K1200GT and used Aprilia Tuono. ...

New 2006 BMW K1200GT and used Aprilia Tuono.

On Canadian Tire: Correct, again. They're not govt offices and only some are authorized to do out of country inspections.

"A tad shady"? I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2006, 04:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,090
Posted By T-1
Yup, you're right; the Buell is the best bargain....

Yup, you're right; the Buell is the best bargain. (The Buell isn't on my 'wish' list, so it wasn't on price ratio radar.)

While the official importer has to pay import duty (I imagine-I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2006, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,090
Posted By T-1
Ducati Canada pricing??

Steve G: you're quite right. USD vs CD MSRPs have always been a frustration for Canadians.

When you do a straight $Cdn conversion, the Duc 1098 is about $2600 Cdn (13.0 %) cheaper if you buy it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,870
Posted By T-1
Lack of power is absolutely right. My best riding...

Lack of power is absolutely right. My best riding buddy has one. It was equipped with K&Ns, re-jetted carbs, and aftermarket Cobra exhausts. Riding on the Interstate in Montana's Rocky Mountains, he...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2006, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By T-1
Least Expensive Bike Available With Cruise Control?

The Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe has electronic cruise control.
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,358
Posted By T-1
Yup. The 2005 BMW brochure I have from the...

Yup. The 2005 BMW brochure I have from the Edmonton Motorcycle Show has a Part # 93 092 005 079 printed on the back. That's not to say that factory publications don't make mistakes; they do, and I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2005, 12:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,358
Posted By T-1
BMW R1150RT vs ST1300

Hi. I'm not sure what 2005 spec sheet you're looking at, but the 2005 BMW (Canadian specification) brochure I have shows the new R1200RT fuel tank capacity as 27 litres (or 7.13 US gallons), not 5.5...
Forum: Road warriors 01-20-2005, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,358
Posted By T-1
GEC343: I owned an '03 ST1300A (24,000 km)...

GEC343:

I owned an '03 ST1300A (24,000 km) and now own an '04 R1150RT (17,000 km).

Both are superb motorcycles, but here is a summary of the strengths and weaknesses of each:

ST1300A:...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2004, 08:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,953
Posted By T-1
Labranche is a friend of mine; he no longer owns...

Labranche is a friend of mine; he no longer owns the GTS, but he is very knowledgeable about GTSs. You can search for Black Gold Beemers and get his email from the newsletter or contact me privately...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2004, 07:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
My understanding (as explained to me by the...

My understanding (as explained to me by the female FJR owner) is that for SOME FJRs manufactured during a specific period, there is an incompatibility (different wear rate) between the valve and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2004, 12:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
How many do you want?? They're sitting on...

How many do you want??

They're sitting on the showroom floor here in Edmonton and I saw one sitting on the floor at the Yam dealer in Moscow, ID two weekends ago.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2004, 12:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
I don't know. I would GUESS Yam would replace...

I don't know. I would GUESS Yam would replace with the materials that are built to the appropriate specifications, and not use parts that were the cause of the problem in the first place. The woman...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2004, 08:17 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
Apparently this is true in Canada as well. I met...

Apparently this is true in Canada as well. I met a woman this past weekend with an early model '03 FJR; her bike is now out of warranty, but the engine is ticking. She said she was in contact with...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2004, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By T-1
1600 miles??? That's just one IB 'day' ride,...

1600 miles??? That's just one IB 'day' ride, isn't it?? Enjoy the ABS and particularly the TCS; I LOVED my '92 ABS/TCS -- lean it over in a fast sweeper (in the rain), and while leaned over, drift...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2004, 10:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,503
Posted By T-1
I'm relaxin', now. It's just a remark that I...

I'm relaxin', now. It's just a remark that I (perhaps incorrectly) associate with HD owners. As much as I loved my Guzzi, I can't believe I toured on that sucker from Edmonton to Vancouver three...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2004, 09:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,503
Posted By T-1
Hi. Owning and enjoying motorcycles is about...

Hi. Owning and enjoying motorcycles is about realizing a passion; it's one of those 'heart' vs 'brain' issues. The bottom line: if your Dad MUST have a Guzzi, buy the newest one possible (built...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2004, 06:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
You are absolutely correct on all 5 points,...

You are absolutely correct on all 5 points, except now you are the one generalizing. The title of my thread should have been, "One INDIVIDUAL Reports Problems known to only three FJRs".

So, more...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2004, 06:54 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
Sorry, I'm being slow(witted?) today. . . what...

Sorry, I'm being slow(witted?) today. . . what exactly do you mean??
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2004, 02:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
I for one want every piece of information on...

I for one want every piece of information on every single bike I could potentially buy in the future. For me, the FJR is one of those bikes I would consider buying one day. Information is power.
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-03-2004, 08:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
FJR 1300 Problems Being Reported

Dunno the answer to your question. In no way was I implying that BMWs are superior to FJRs. I happen to ride an RT right now, but my two previous bikes were STs (ST1100A and ST1300A). The...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2004, 04:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 15,523
Posted By T-1
FJR 1300 Problems Being Reported

For all you sport touring technophiles, I just returned from Hyder, Alaska where a bunch of IB guys (I'm not an IB guy) were having a little meet, HyderSeek 2004.

I met a guy from Vermont with an...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2004, 03:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By T-1
11k miles (17,700 kms) out of a rear 90x is...

11k miles (17,700 kms) out of a rear 90x is pretty good, I think. I used to get 18,000 kms (rear) out of a Bridgestone Exedra and 35,000 kms (front) on my ST1100A. The nice thing about the OEM...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2004, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By T-1
[QUOTE=stevenknapp]100x or 90x? '04 R1150RT...

[QUOTE=stevenknapp]100x or 90x?

'04 R1150RT OEM Michelin Macadams: 90x
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2004, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By T-1
Laugh Michelin Macadam life expectancy??

[QUOTE=chuckh]Hey T-1, why don't you put 10,000 miles on your RT and tell us what you find out? :wink:


Yup, that's the plan. I got about 18,400 kms (11,400 miles) out of a set of OEM Dunlop...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2004, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By T-1
Michelin Macadam life expectancy??

Can those of you who have worn out Michelin Macadams on R1150RTs give me an idea of the mileage I can expect to get out of them? These are the OEM tires on my '04 RT.

Just curious.

Thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2004, 05:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By T-1
'04 R1150RT - Misc. Observations

Tray: Been there, done that. I'm the kind of guy who likes to try new things. I would be hard pressed to go back to an ST11, even though I REALLY REALLY liked it (perhaps more than the ST13.) ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2004, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By T-1
'04 R1150RT - Misc. Observations

Tray: see my post "ST1300A vs R1150RT Comparo", 04-12-04, last post by Markus on p2 of Road Warriors.

I got rid of the ST1100A in order to buy the ST1300A; I loved the ST1100A. I crashed the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2004, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By T-1
'04 R1150RT - Misc. Observations

Mike:

Yeah, an ST1300 engine shoe-horned into an RT chassis would be pretty cool!

The brakes on my ST1300A were superb (noticeably better than my old ST1100A), but compared to the RT, I would...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2004, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,125
Posted By T-1
R1150RT recommended tire pressure?

Right. I measured the tire pressure after the bike had been sitting overnight, so yes, the tires were cold.


Thanks for the info. I had posted this question specifically prior to buying my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2004, 01:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 606
Posted By T-1
'04 R1150RT - . . . and another thing . . .

I omitted to mention in my previous thread ('04 R1150RT - Misc. Observations) that I encountered gas stations in 'rural' Montana and Alberta that did NOT carry Super Premium fuel, so I had to fill up...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2004, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By T-1
'04 R1150RT - Misc. Observations

Fellow Warriors:

Just did my first 'big' road trip on the RT and thought some of you might be interested in my observations (as a former ST1100A and ST1300A owner.)

A few buddies (on Wings,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2004, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,125
Posted By T-1
R1150RT recommended tire pressure?

Ooops. Brain f*rt. You're right, 36 front, 42 rear.

I too was a fan of OEM Bridgestone Exedras for the ST1100. I typically got 18,000 kms (11,200 miles) out of a rear tire, and 35,000 kms out...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2004, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,125
Posted By T-1
R1150RT recommended tire pressure?

Ooops. Brain f*art. You're right, 36 front, 42 rear.

I too was a fan of OEM Bridgestone Exedras for the ST1100. I typically got 18,000 kms (11,200 miles) out of a rear tire, and 35,000 kms out...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2004, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,125
Posted By T-1
R1150RT recommended tire pressure?

Thanks for all the responses, Gang. It's interesting that many of you run higher than the factory-recommended tire pressures.

From personal experience on my '92 ST1100A, I religiously ran the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-30-2004, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,125
Posted By T-1
R1150RT recommended tire pressure?

The manual for my '04 R1150RT recommends (for solo riding) 31.4 psi front and 36 psi rear.

When I picked up my bike from the dealer after its 1000 km service, the tire pressures were at 38 psi...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2004, 07:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,899
Posted By T-1
Recommended replacement tires for R1150RT?

Pierce. Many thanks! Your experience with various tires and ultimate recommendation was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I've passed your response on to my friend.

(Looking forward to a frosty...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2004, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,899
Posted By T-1
Recommended replacement tires for R1150RT?

Amen to that! (Just like oil is a religion.)


Yeah, I had D220s on my ST1300A. They lasted 18,000 kms (rear and with a wee bit of tread still remaining) before I switched to BS 020s.

I'll...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2004, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,899
Posted By T-1
Recommended replacement tires for R1150RT?

Amen to that! (Just like oil is a religion.)


Yeah, I had D220s on my ST1300A. They lasted 18,000 kms (rear and with a wee bit of tread still remaining) before I switched to BS 020s.

I'll...
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