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Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,143
Posted By r1200gs_chris
WTB: MX Boots

I'm looking for size 3 MX boots. I have a pair of size 1 available for sale/trade.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Modify topcase to fit Vario mounting plate

Well, I can smell spring coming so I need to start playing in the garage again. I just installed a Vario topcase rack and would like to modify my current non-Vario case to work with it. The case has...
Forum: Canada 10-14-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Just saw on the news a DS rider is down in North...

Just saw on the news a DS rider is down in North Frontenac. One of ours? Any info?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,466
Posted By r1200gs_chris
No advice on moth balling bike, but I have some...

No advice on moth balling bike, but I have some insight into riding in Singapore. Don't do it. I see people riding in Singapore all the time and still can't wrap my head around it. They have taken...
Forum: Canada 10-03-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
I'm in for the 19th. Keep me posted.

I'm in for the 19th. Keep me posted.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 35,226
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Jim, I like the idea of using the plate vs a gear...

Jim, I like the idea of using the plate vs a gear puller so you can spread even pressure if you have a stubborn flange. Hopefully my tool won't see any use again for a long while.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 35,226
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Here are a few images of the tool I had machined...

Here are a few images of the tool I had machined to fit in the axle. Notice the center hole I had added to keep the gear puller centered. I used a gear puller threaded into 2 of the ears on the...
Forum: Canada 09-06-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Is anyone heading up to Delta tomorrow for the...

Is anyone heading up to Delta tomorrow for the Old Bastards Rally? I'll be there in the afternoon on the GS. Rain or shine, it needs to be washed anyways.
Forum: Orange Crush 07-03-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Green KTM?

Well, I never thought I'd be posting in the KTM forum but here's a picture I just took during a layover in Frankfurt:

http://i987.photobucket.com/albums/ae352/retrosalvage/ktm1_zps7dbb0517.jpg...
Forum: Canada 06-14-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Saw some fellow ADV'ers pulled over by Wal-Mart...

Saw some fellow ADV'ers pulled over by Wal-Mart in Brockville yesterday. Any of you FF's?
Forum: Canada 06-13-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8,108
Views: 482,103
Posted By r1200gs_chris
I called Dan and Beemer Boneyard, no luck. I...

I called Dan and Beemer Boneyard, no luck. I ended up ordering from OGTC. 7 ft/lbs...
Forum: Canada 06-12-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 8,108
Views: 482,103
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Does anyone have a spare valve cover bolt for a...

Does anyone have a spare valve cover bolt for a 2005 R1200GS they would like to sell? I'll even throw in some beer :freaky to sweeten the deal! PM me to arrange pickup.

- Chris
Forum: Canada 06-12-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Does anyone have a spare valve cover bolt for a...

Does anyone have a spare valve cover bolt for a 2005 R1200GS they would like to sell? I'll even throw in some beer :freaky to sweeten the deal!

- Chris
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-30-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,497
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Great report! :clap

Great report! :clap
Forum: Canada 05-10-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Not sure if this is the right place, but is...

Not sure if this is the right place, but is anybody here using Primmum as there insurance provider? I'm looking at moving my 2 cages and my bike over to them. $1500/year cheaper than my current...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Cupping

Yep, my front Anakee2 cupped really bad, but a day on US 129 seemed to grind it back into shape. :evil My bigger concern is the feeling of "fall off" on the rear Anakee2 when going into corners due...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By r1200gs_chris
I think I'm leaning towards Tourances. I thought...

I think I'm leaning towards Tourances. I thought this thread might gain more momentum, maybe I should have said what type of oil I am going to be running as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,084
Posted By r1200gs_chris
It's all about the weight

Like Jim said, grab the frame by the rear passenger peg. Stand ON the center stand arm and push DOWN. Get all your weigh on it pushing down while pulling back/up with your hand on the frame. 80% of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By r1200gs_chris
That's my feeling on the 3's as well, looks more...

That's my feeling on the 3's as well, looks more street oriented. I'm sure they'll handle well when I've got the bike at Starbucks :lol3 but I need them to do more than that.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,901
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Which tire: Tourance or Anakee3

Looking for advice on which tire to buy. I need to replace the rear tire on my R1200GS. 95% pavement use, but I do enjoy the occasional spirited ride on gravel. I am currently running an Anakee2 out...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,793
Posted By r1200gs_chris
http://youtu.be/lMBbzzfkQbs <iframe...

http://youtu.be/lMBbzzfkQbs

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lMBbzzfkQbs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Canada 04-13-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Here's the technique I used today to change my...

Here's the technique I used today to change my belt. Went right on, no problems at all. I had the center-punch handy just in case. It's JimVB's video. :clap
...
Forum: Canada 04-12-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Drif10, care to enlighten me on the center punch...

Drif10, care to enlighten me on the center punch alternator belt installation method? I've see the video of the guy using a crescent wrench but never a center punch. I might give it a try this...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Drif, I'll hit you on the PM, maybe I can get out...

Drif, I'll hit you on the PM, maybe I can get out your way next week (Thursday) for some wrenching. The mud is still deep out here in Brockville.
Forum: Canada 04-10-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Alternator Belt

Hey Drif,

I need to change my alternator belt on my 1200GS and was wondering if you had the magic BMW tool to install the new belt. I could also use a few pointers on a TB sync.

- Chris
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By r1200gs_chris
That's a good thing deal to bring a stud along....

That's a good thing deal to bring a stud along. It takes about. And hour to replace this part. Remove the wheel, rear caliper, and speed sensor. Remove the retaining clip and attach a gear puller,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By r1200gs_chris
It was a balmy -6 today so I decided to pull the...

It was a balmy -6 today so I decided to pull the rear-wheel and checkout the threads. I ran the 10 x 1.25 thread chaser thru no problem, good as new! Thanks for the advice.

- Chris
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,481
Posted By r1200gs_chris
I think you missed the "meat" of my post. I did...

I think you missed the "meat" of my post. I did not tell him to screw the studs together. I said use construction adhesive, then screw the plywood to the studs. The screws are just there to hold the...
Forum: The Garage 02-14-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,481
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Well, we'll all given our 2 cents. Let's see what...

Well, we'll all given our 2 cents. Let's see what you came up with. Pics please.
Forum: Vendors 02-13-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,045
Posted By r1200gs_chris
#10! Just made it! Whatever it is I want it in...

#10! Just made it! Whatever it is I want it in red please.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-07-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Roads to ride Columbus/Dayton Ohio Area

Hello,

I'm going to be spending some time in the Columbus, OH and Dayton, OH this year. Any tips on some good roads/routes for riding. I'm looking for pavement and/or gravel roads.

:ear
...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,481
Posted By r1200gs_chris
1st, skin the backside of the wall with plywood,...

1st, skin the backside of the wall with plywood, 1/2" should do. Glue and screw (NO NAILS) the plywood to the studs. Go buy some construction adhesive. Don't be cheap with the screws, every 8-10...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 31,855
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Honda dream, 305cc?

Honda dream, 305cc?
Forum: Canada 12-11-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,168
Posted By r1200gs_chris
This is their busy season. It dies down again in...

This is their busy season. It dies down again in January. Corporate center is only open during the week but is never busy.
Forum: Canada 12-04-2012, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Jeez, I try to be helpful one time... lolz. :rofl

Jeez, I try to be helpful one time... lolz. :rofl
Forum: Canada 12-04-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 2,615
Views: 138,744
Posted By r1200gs_chris
This just came up on the Canadian Flea Market. I...

This just came up on the Canadian Flea Market. I know squat about KTM's but I've been watching the chatter.

- Chris

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=549301&page=2

2002 KTM 640...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,568
Posted By r1200gs_chris
I had a chance to throw my leg over a Honda NX700...

I had a chance to throw my leg over a Honda NX700 this summer. First impressions were 1) this ain't no dual sport, and 2) I'm way too big for an NX700. I'd say it's a sport touring machine, but it...
Forum: Canada 11-13-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,084
Posted By r1200gs_chris
Hey, try Limerick Forest, just north of Prescott,...

Hey, try Limerick Forest, just north of Prescott, ON. It's a bit of a hike but worth the ride. South to Spencerville, east towards Roebuck. http://www.limerickforest.ca/en/ Tons of single track,...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-12-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,538
Posted By r1200gs_chris
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Forum: Ride reports 11-07-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,229
Posted By r1200gs_chris
SUBSCRIBED :ear

SUBSCRIBED :ear
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