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Forum: Parallel Universe 10-24-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,328
Posted By gnurob
iPhone maps for the win again... so much for the...

iPhone maps for the win again... so much for the Atlantic ocean shortcut!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,328
Posted By gnurob
Infrequent need for large fuel capacity

Wow! That would by 25 km/L vs the 18 km\L I average daily. Goose to Cartwright is 400 km on the map. You must have been 6th gear at 50 km/h with a steady tail wind!
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,338
Posted By gnurob
It won't start again from the ignition cylinder -...

It won't start again from the ignition cylinder - its the same deal with the CANBUS forcing you to stop to turn off ABS. Just a BMW safety measure. You have to put your key in the peacock cylinder on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,328
Posted By gnurob
The Trans Labrador Highway has two stretches of...

The Trans Labrador Highway has two stretches of dirt road in the 400+ km range. This is the longest:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/10/22/u4ubahyd.jpg

PS Other legs on this trip can be done on an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-17-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 64,886
Posted By gnurob
Cool, K3 front/TCK80 rear is exactly what I'm...

Cool, K3 front/TCK80 rear is exactly what I'm thinking as well - unless a single trip pushes 4800 km (3000 miles).
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-16-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 64,886
Posted By gnurob
Having read a number of reports it would seem the...

Having read a number of reports it would seem the K3 wears at a very similar rate to most big block knobs such as the TCK80. Perhaps slightly better, but not significantly. This leaves it's improved...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-09-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 64,886
Posted By gnurob
These last few road reports are excellent. Thanks...

These last few road reports are excellent. Thanks for chiming in!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 64,886
Posted By gnurob
I find it really odd that they switch from Metric...

I find it really odd that they switch from Metric to Imperial units for the load rating and recommended tire pressure.

Do you mean:

Front: 467 lbs at 38 psi
Rear: 716 lbs at 38 psi

And
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 64,886
Posted By gnurob
Your TCK80 speed numbers are right on par with...

Your TCK80 speed numbers are right on par with mine. That's pretty reassuring that a K3 would partially cure the wobble. Thank you for the extra comments, I'll really have to think about trying this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 64,886
Posted By gnurob
Your riding preferences and style seem very close...

Your riding preferences and style seem very close to mine. I rode the K60 and loved it on the road but found it just passes at getting trough difficult terrain. Switching to the Kenda Big Block...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-02-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Keeping the promise on the update. Finally...

Keeping the promise on the update.

Finally got the bike back at the beginning of October. Ultimately BMW couldn't produce an engine and it remains on back order. The dealer took some extraordinary...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2013, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By gnurob
Cool, now I feel like it was worthwhile. Enjoy.

Cool, now I feel like it was worthwhile. Enjoy.
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By gnurob
12v Powerlet ISO 4165:2001 to USB Adapter / Power Supply

Some of the Powerlet accessories are way overpriced. After much searching I found a reasonably priced 12v Powerlet ISO 4165:2001 to USB adapter / power supply from FutureVision HID...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,107
Posted By gnurob
Been there. I had a site about Newfoundland...

Been there. I had a site about Newfoundland events hacked once... it took about 18 hours but I tracked down two German students and had them expelled from their university.

Security is very...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Thumbs down There may be an engine available to have the bike...

There may be an engine available to have the bike repaired and back on the road by October. Absolutely no extension of warranty, other than a statement that owners outside of warranty are typically...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
I tried. Canada had the Canadian Motor Vehicle...

I tried. Canada had the Canadian Motor Vehicle Arbitration Plan. It is limited to cars, and, interestingly enough, BMW is not currently a participating manufacturer (to this opt-in program)....
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Thanks for the tip! Yes, and I...

Thanks for the tip!



Yes, and I wouldn't let warranty service tip the scales in BMW's favour in any purchase decision.



Thanks, sympathy does help! :-)
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Its amazing how many people are calling this...

Its amazing how many people are calling this typical for BMW and suggesting lawyering up.

People should really be more outraged that this is what their warranty amounts. We shouldn't be tolerating...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
This issue has been addressed to BMWs legal...

This issue has been addressed to BMWs legal council and communications director, as well as to the representative in Germany responsible for the motorcycle line and after sales.

They promised a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By gnurob
SOLVED: Faded Black Plastic Trim

SOLVED: Yeah, my last post was about what had successfully worked permanently.

Thanks for the new suggestions.
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,812
Posted By gnurob
Just to put this out there and remind potential...

Just to put this out there and remind potential buyers: Teknic was in death throws when I started this tread. The warranty is meaningless on any items you by as the company is closed/closing. Buyer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By gnurob
Quick update: I experimented with Autoglym...

Quick update: I experimented with Autoglym Intensive Tar Remover (which claims to remove residues safely from black plastic) and, after three attempts, it restored the plastic to new condition. It...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,917
Posted By gnurob
A waterproof pocket and a Bluetooth headset. I...

A waterproof pocket and a Bluetooth headset. I use mine with a Cardo G9 and it works great for a pre-selected playlist and last/next changes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
A bunch of replies had advise on getting a loaner...

A bunch of replies had advise on getting a loaner and putting pressure on BMW for a substantial make-up given the circumstances. So, first off, thank you everyone.

I let the dealer have their...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Yes, it is a 2012, not a 2013. I pointed this out...

Yes, it is a 2012, not a 2013. I pointed this out to the moderators as I could only change the subject of messages, not the entire thread.

Just under 10 000 km, purchased in the spring of 2012.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Here is my update, and its not good news. ...

Here is my update, and its not good news.

Although BMW has acknowledged that the engine failure is covered under warranty, nothing has happened. Now into the fourth week, the dealer and the BMW...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Thanks, that's great insight. This is a Canadian...

Thanks, that's great insight. This is a Canadian bike.



The lack of power was definitely from the hold in the engine. By the vibrations I'd guess only one piston was moving. Meanwhile... the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2013, 06:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Some updates on the latest questions... ...

Some updates on the latest questions...

First, thanks for the thoughts. I did get off and was able to put out the flames before they spread.

Insurance is not involved as this is a product...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
I feel it's good for the community if riders to...

I feel it's good for the community if riders to share. Meanwhile, if BMW handles this well, they should get credit where credit it due. They can't be faulted for an isolated incident: which this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
No hits or hard riding. Also, BMW big engine...

No hits or hard riding. Also, BMW big engine guard. In fact, I've got the average speed on the trip computer. Handy data. 88/hr over 75k in 12-14C

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/07/30/a2u7azyt.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-29-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,876
Posted By gnurob
Blown Engine, 2012 F800 GS Trophy

Anyone hear of serious engine failures with the 800 Rotax?

The motor in my 2012 F800 GS Trophy blew the case open near the oil filter and caught the bike and myself on fire.

The engine was well...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By gnurob
I'm in Newfoundland, not the sunniest place! ...

I'm in Newfoundland, not the sunniest place!
Thanks for the advice all!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By gnurob
Thank you for the suggestions, I will chase those...

Thank you for the suggestions, I will chase those items down.

Meanwhile, no one feels this is a warranty issue (at 15 months)?
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,473
Posted By gnurob
Faded Black Plastic Trim

Since I have only once ever waxed this bike and it was strictly applied only to the painted surfaces, I'm certain this is not a case of wax build-up

Has anyone come across faded black plastic trim...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7,589
Views: 2,474,730
Posted By gnurob
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/12/6yne9y6y.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/12/6yne9y6y.jpg
2012 F800 GS Trophy
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-11-2013, 08:34 PM
Replies: 1,528
Views: 262,838
Posted By gnurob
I don't understand how this is not a massive...

I don't understand how this is not a massive recall and redesign.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,812
Posted By gnurob
Update on Teknic Warranty Problems

I have been trying to get Teknic to honour their warranty for 1 month and 29 days. Although they agree my jacket is defective they ignore all requests to send a RMA and expect Canadian customers to...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By gnurob
So far the only thing I have in common is the...

So far the only thing I have in common is the pocket tore. Teknic has agreed the jacket is fault but hasn't offered an RMA number or a shipping. I've been e-mailing since March 1st to settle this.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By gnurob
Great tips, thanks! Maybe I'll find some OEM...

Great tips, thanks! Maybe I'll find some OEM hoops after midnight to mate to Excel rims. lol (j/k) I guess learning all the wheel components is inevitable. :-/

Reaver, if that day doesn't come...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By gnurob
Thanks Ian. Funny coincidence because I had a...

Thanks Ian. Funny coincidence because I had a similar problem. The dealer replaced those without complaint since the gloves were only a month old and they had spares on the shelf.

I have my...
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