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Forum: Canada 09-10-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By swellguy
Rage

Truck driver was an asshole, pure and simple, as are most of the ones who barrel down the left hand lane on the Pat Bay Hwy at exactly +3km the speed limit when a ferry unloads. Fuck them for trying...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By swellguy
If you want to try BMW shops: John Valk BMW...

If you want to try BMW shops:

John Valk BMW Ducati in Vancouver
Richmond Powersports (in Richmond)
Island BMW in Victoria.

There are also tons of newly built storage locker type of facilities...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,833
Posted By swellguy
Vancouver

Vancouver is a very pretty place and it is very expensive this time of year.
There is literally nothing you can't do, see or get here. The scenery is spectacular, it's a great place to stock up or...
Forum: Canada 08-25-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By swellguy
The most idiotic, out-dated and ill-informed...

The most idiotic, out-dated and ill-informed piece I've read about a subject I considered long put to bed. Of course, it's the Straight so I'd expect nothing less.
Forum: Canada 08-12-2012, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,965
Posted By swellguy
Tv

I would google "Free To Air" satellite.
Also talk to Simatech in Victoria for example.
Hulu, Boxee, Apple TV, Mac Mini with bit torrent software . . .
Don't need cable anymore.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By swellguy
new bike

It's probably a strong running bike and sounds like it's been maintained and used for what it was designed to do. Having a 60K service recently completed doesn't mean the bike has just 60K on it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 100,854
Posted By swellguy
1150 gs

I still love mine, 12 years old and going strong:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/swellguy_album/DSC_0012-1.jpg
Forum: Canada 07-22-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,687
Posted By swellguy
New Vancouver Bikes?

For years, Vancouver has exclusively ridden Harley's. Today I saw two riders from their patrol, one with an old Harley, the other riding a spanking new, all black Kawasaki.
Forum: Canada 07-18-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,670
Posted By swellguy
I could be wrong - and my friends will attest to...

I could be wrong - and my friends will attest to the the fact that it's often - but . . . we've had a pretty crappy, wet spring and anything approaching summer weather has only been with us for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,558
Posted By swellguy
1150gs height

From what I'm reading it doesn't sound like your bike is higher than stock . . . at least based on mine.
Without the extra foot on the kickstand, my 2000 1150gs would also fall over over far more....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,789
Posted By swellguy
Wunderlich

Probably the most comprehensive place for 1150GS stuff left. Placed on online order, Received several emails confirming price, shipping charges, etc. Got another email and a phone call about one item...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-28-2012, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,857
Posted By swellguy
Most US and Canadian auto / moto insurance is...

Most US and Canadian auto / moto insurance is good in either country but it depends on the level of coverage and what is actually covered. You might find things like roadside assistance something to...
Forum: Canada 06-25-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By swellguy
If you're in Victoria

Should you happen to make it over to the Island while you're here, a couple of places to consider:

Adrenalin Motorcycle Coop (a lot like Motomethod in concept): 250-480-7874

Victoria Motorcycle...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2012, 11:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By swellguy
Can you post that picture?

Can you post that picture?
Forum: Canada 06-19-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By swellguy
Victoria gets very clogged with US tourists,...

Victoria gets very clogged with US tourists, people from Victoria who have cabins go up to the Cowichan Valley, Gulf Islands or Vancouver. Still, many stay here and just avoid downtown.

While I...
Forum: Canada 06-19-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By swellguy
If you walk in to "browse" you will be harassed,...

If you walk in to "browse" you will be harassed, even though you have to ask several times for it to stop.
If you ask if they have a specific part, they ask you "for what?" and they don't mean which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,783
Posted By swellguy
I generally don't wave anymore. More than half...

I generally don't wave anymore. More than half the riders I've waved to recently don't bother waving back. For the ones that wave at me, by the time my left hand clears the handlebar cover enough for...
Forum: Canada 06-17-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By swellguy
Avoid anyone named Simon.

Avoid anyone named Simon.
Forum: Canada 06-16-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,212
Posted By swellguy
A leg fairing without a front? Must be the...

A leg fairing without a front? Must be the equivalent of an engine guard.

I actually saw a few of them being ridden the other day, accompanied by none other than Saanich police on their BMWs.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 09:12 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,170
Posted By swellguy
exhaust side heat

I had a Zteknik canister and y-pipe on my 11150GS with the Micatech cases. the outport was 12" behind the end of the case. Never had heat issues but the entire left side of my rear end was covered in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 01:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,481
Posted By swellguy
Squeaking

If you have any, take the luggage off and see if it still sqeaks. I had the same problem last week and swore it was something in the front end. Was about to relube the whole paralever setup then a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,170
Posted By swellguy
The Givi's are garbage compared to the Micatech...

The Givi's are garbage compared to the Micatech cases, period.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 451,933
Posted By swellguy
Ok

Fast Idle from cold start:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FBYKBEyqwI8" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

Regular Idle:

<iframe...
Forum: Canada 06-11-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By swellguy
Here's how I'd do it

There's always RAM. They make the Aquabox:
http://www.rammount.com/EmptyPages/NEWAQUABOXES/largeaquaboxpro20mounts/tabid/4286/Default.aspx

And you can mount it like some of the bicycle mounts:...
Forum: Canada 06-10-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By swellguy
I'm nowhere near to help but if his girlfriend...

I'm nowhere near to help but if his girlfriend has a newer style (with built in security stuff) state driver's licence that's usually enough to allow her across the border. She can call Canada Border...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 451,933
Posted By swellguy
brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup,...

brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup, brup . . .
Actually very good on the low end AND bit less whiney than the zteknik I had on it before.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 1,366
Views: 451,933
Posted By swellguy
mine

Shots of my 2001 1150GS taken for Micatech:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/swellguy_album/DSC_0009-1.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/swellguy_album/DSC_0010.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,675
Posted By swellguy
Travelling for two

My friend will kill me for posting this, but here it is:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/swellguy_album/415139_10150769740365895_1265542348_o.jpg

Two middle aged adults, BMW R90, 12...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,170
Posted By swellguy
I just wanted to follow up my last post. If you...

I just wanted to follow up my last post. If you order the large top case and large base, on an 1150gs it looks like this:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/swellguy_album/micatech3.jpg

So...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,170
Posted By swellguy
Why would the top case not fit your 1150GS? I...

Why would the top case not fit your 1150GS? I have the large top box and mine does.
I originally ordered the large top case mountng plate but eventually bought the mid sized one that the top box...
Forum: Canada 05-25-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 824
Posted By swellguy
In Victoria

Try Andrew Peters 250-858-4328. 30+ years Harley/BMW/Triumph factory trained mechanic, works from his home based shop, lots of Japanese bikes as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,990
Posted By swellguy
Take everything back, now, and look for a...

Take everything back, now, and look for a different system. Seriously.

My experience with Givi and how well their parts "fit" specific bikes:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By swellguy
Auxilliary Fuse Panel & Electrical Gremlins

I recently installed an Eastern Beaver Power Center 8 on my 2000 1150GS:

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/mm86/swellguy_album/top-open.jpg

There are others, of course, but I really like this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By swellguy
I've used Progressive shocks on a number of bikes...

I've used Progressive shocks on a number of bikes (Harley's, Hondas and a BMW R100) I think they're a great product. This new series for dual sports bikes they offer caught my attention but when I...
Forum: Canada 05-13-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,665
Posted By swellguy
Helmet Laws

So starting on June 1st, do we rat out the guys we see riding with salad bowls on their heads or little kids who can't reach the passenger pegs? Just note the plate if we can and call your local fuzz?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By swellguy
Racetech

I've been looking to upgrade the shocks on my 150GS. The local suspension guru is a dealer for Ohlins, Wilburs, Racetech, Progressive, etc. I've had some pretty open discussions with him and he says...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By swellguy
I tried it once on my 1150gs with luggage but not...

I tried it once on my 1150gs with luggage but not loaded up on an asphalt street. Made it about halfway around when the stand started digging a nice big divot into the road and I could feel it start...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By swellguy
Center Stand Move

Can you do this:

<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/HBs4X-YGdBs" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>

with a fully loaded 1200 GSA?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,881
Posted By swellguy
I thought Excel Cycleworks setup was the Centech...

I thought Excel Cycleworks setup was the Centech wiring system. At least that's what they show on their website.
Forum: Canada 05-06-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,665
Posted By swellguy
Standing

The law might be the law, but what's a BC cop going to be doing out here (or any remote place like this I mean):

http://www.motorcycle.com/images/content/Review/12best0814.jpg
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