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Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By oldtrout
TKC' s and ten minutes of BC mud tore my "possum...

TKC' s and ten minutes of BC mud tore my "possum scraper" off. Was hanging by one bolt.

Replaced by (Allah forgive) a Touratech steel license plate extender thingy. Works great for the wet spray....
Forum: Canada 04-27-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,813
Posted By oldtrout
Well, in retrospect, it may have outgrown the...

Well, in retrospect, it may have outgrown the venue. And it was growing.

A few foodie trucks would be nice. Make a little more of a day of it for all. Some of you do have a good ride into Tswas.
...
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,813
Posted By oldtrout
Good points. I feel a little sorry for the...

Good points.

I feel a little sorry for the vendors though. Always paid my entrance fee.

Our First Nations brethren should take up the call. Mayor McBag can shove it.

OT
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,813
Posted By oldtrout
Pity. Jesus bikers, ADV, scooterheads and...

Pity.

Jesus bikers, ADV, scooterheads and (some) colours flying. All types for love of the bike.

Bet there were tens of cops there last year sans badge.

SIX POLICE ??
Forum: Canada 04-22-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,813
Posted By oldtrout
Damn .....(BC)

Hope this is not due to the Tsawwassen NIMBY crowd. Or permanent.

My joy of the spring.:cry

http://www.classicbikeswapmeet.com
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By oldtrout
Well, it is April 1'st Good on ya mate...

Well, it is April 1'st

Good on ya mate :freaky

Had me for a moment :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 33,142
Views: 8,082,853
Posted By oldtrout
Mat Biberman ? If not, read the book anyway...

Mat Biberman ?

If not, read the book anyway .... :clap
Forum: Canada 02-17-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By oldtrout
Access ... Stand your ground, or no issue ??

My BOL sent me this link.

At first moments I was truly pissed, but after a few deep breaths, I realize there is no issue.

This has been through the courts before. Access must be granted. Just...
Forum: Canada 02-01-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,598
Posted By oldtrout
Ahhhh.. Those with short memories ..... We...

Ahhhh.. Those with short memories .....

We have had a not too bad year so far in YVR, with a little sun to brighten things.

2012 must have been one of the worst stretches of "winter" ever. Six...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,127
Posted By oldtrout
The OEM battery that comes ex factory is a cheap...

The OEM battery that comes ex factory is a cheap out by BMW. It is a smaller battery than what you are (or should be) ordering as replacement. You are lucky to have it last so long as it has.
...
Forum: Americas 12-26-2013, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By oldtrout
Darcy is not the must see, but the route is. ...

Darcy is not the must see, but the route is.

If you are heading southbound on 99, you want to cut north at Lilooet onto the Carpenter Lake/ Gold Bridge road. This will lead into a left turnoff...
Forum: Canada 12-25-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By oldtrout
The recall date on the TC website says Dec. 13,...

The recall date on the TC website says Dec. 13, 2013 (top), but some reference to July on the bottom ??

Maybe just a lag on BMW's part.

We will see.
Forum: Canada 12-25-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By oldtrout
Thanks for this Droptarotter. I bumped this...

Thanks for this Droptarotter.

I bumped this into the Boxer forum as there are quite a bit of posts re the cracked flanges on GS's.

I think the issue may be a bit more pronounced down south with...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 50,476
Posted By oldtrout
Merry Christmas !! Hope not 205, but... ...

Merry Christmas !! Hope not 205, but...

Looks like Transport Canada is initiating a recall vis a vis the cracking flanges.

Nothing heard directly to me from das Corporation as yet. Link from...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-22-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,078
Posted By oldtrout
Thanks Steve G. I never new this. Garry...

Thanks Steve G. I never new this.

Garry owned the Suzuki shop at 4th and McDonald in Vancouver. I thought at the time he was a class above, but not to this level. BS'd with him many a time.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 506,418
Posted By oldtrout
Looks like West Coast Wilderness Lodge were you...

Looks like West Coast Wilderness Lodge were you took your nuptials !

Owned by old high school friends of ours Patty and Dave Hanson.

Small world indeed. Good choice.
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 506,418
Posted By oldtrout
Belated congrats to you two !! :clap Hope...

Belated congrats to you two !! :clap

Hope you find many years of happiness together. (A good start already !)

What's next on the travel list ?? Always tuned in.:ear

Cheers,
Logan.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,150
Posted By oldtrout
Yup.

Yup.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,086
Posted By oldtrout
And the plasticky housing.... Tighten T15 and you...

And the plasticky housing.... Tighten T15 and you may be amazed :D
Forum: Canada 09-20-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By oldtrout
Thanks. So many grey areas province to...

Thanks.

So many grey areas province to province.

You need a green plate for off road, ATV's and sleds too ? In BC seems anything goes, but keep off the road (whatever that is).

Does the...
Forum: Canada 09-20-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By oldtrout
Pardon my west coast upbringing, but what is a...

Pardon my west coast upbringing, but what is a "blue plate" ?

Your provincial plate (US'ian -tags) or the Feds MOT approval ?

Thx
Forum: Canada 09-20-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By oldtrout
Answered my own question. Looks like KTM is...

Answered my own question.

Looks like KTM is the route to go for the 400 +/- enduro.

Too bad the WR450 can't be "legalized" just to hook up the dirt trails. looks like a sweet ride.

OT
Forum: Canada 09-19-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,261
Posted By oldtrout
Just wondering .... So all the enduro bikes...

Just wondering ....

So all the enduro bikes with just a headlight and tail/ brake lights cannot be road registered in Canada ( the ones purchased domestically) ? A la Yamaha 450 ?

Seems back in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By oldtrout
How much is he asking? At 2000 miles (2K)...

How much is he asking?

At 2000 miles (2K) you probably have found a gem. This is (or was) a brand new machine before the nap.

Place the paranoia on the seller, get a good price and enjoy. Tires...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 19,328
Posted By oldtrout
Hi Gofar Good on ya for your dive-in and...

Hi Gofar

Good on ya for your dive-in and thanks for the pix/ info.

As you (and us) are into this so far, why not clean up the insides best possible and reassemble ? The inside of the motor...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By oldtrout
Pleny to ponder. Grrrr. I will continue to...

Pleny to ponder. Grrrr.

I will continue to ride my own ride and take the concequences.

Trouble is the general flow of traffic is being stifled. Guess I gotta get up earlier and avoid Sundays....
Forum: Canada 08-18-2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,795
Posted By oldtrout
Duffy lake

Just back from my two weeks in the 'Boo, and decided to route home via the Bridge Lake -70 mile road (great smooth shape) thence Lilooet - Whistler through downtown to Tsawwassen. All was well, until...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,904
Posted By oldtrout
"This is an easy task. I find a wide smooth-jaw...

"This is an easy task. I find a wide smooth-jaw plier is really great for removing the c clips."

PING !! ........ Shit, now where did THAT go ??? :rofl

Keep yer hand over it ! Or buy some...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,143
Posted By oldtrout
Hi Jazz.... Sorry about your pooches :cry ...

Hi Jazz.... Sorry about your pooches :cry

Just replace the lines yourself, and start to enjoy the other hands on joys of biking. Easy stuff.

When you come to the bleeding, do an initial bleed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,882
Posted By oldtrout
Hey Txwanderer/ others ! Returned Saturday...

Hey Txwanderer/ others !

Returned Saturday via the Cariboo from an epic ride. Central Oregon, Nevada to Death Valley, then Grand Canyon up through Monument Valley, Colorado, Wyoming etc. Endless...
Forum: Americas 06-02-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By oldtrout
Perfect temps through central Wa and Oregon. Even...

Perfect temps through central Wa and Oregon. Even had to layer-up today. 12c through the passes.

Finally warmed up when I hit Nevada. But, wow.... The winds were serious !

I had a following...
Forum: Americas 05-29-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By oldtrout
Hey Richardson; I'm heading out of Delta...

Hey Richardson;

I'm heading out of Delta solo Saturday and routing through eastern Wash., then down through central Oregon/ Nevada.

Plan is to loop around the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By oldtrout
That was the first thing replaced. :wink:

That was the first thing replaced.

:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By oldtrout
.... And if your throttle body came off I'd make...

.... And if your throttle body came off I'd make double sure that it is properly seated, as well as all the wirey things that attach to it are in good nick as well.

Popcorn.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,550
Posted By oldtrout
Laverda Jota....... The earlier models had a...

Laverda Jota.......

The earlier models had a 180' crank if memory serves. Much nicer growl than the 120' that came out later. Or was it the other way around ??

The original Kawi 500 Mach III...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 31,299
Posted By oldtrout
Thanks for this. :clap Excellent film and...

Thanks for this. :clap

Excellent film and editing, choice of tunes. This is what ADV is all about. Keep it up ! (If it's not too cold).

OT.
Forum: Canada 04-23-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,240
Posted By oldtrout
This happened in an INTERNATIONAL airport. Our...

This happened in an INTERNATIONAL airport. Our airport.

Millions pass through every year, and some poor shmuck loses it, and bang !

The guy was a bit light in the loafers, and agrivated ( chain...
Forum: Americas 04-21-2013, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By oldtrout
Ahh.. trip planning. Just go. Try not to...

Ahh.. trip planning. Just go.

Try not to over pack, as light is right.

Three weeks should be a great trip from Alberta, but you may want three months once up there.

Enjoy your adventure,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,882
Posted By oldtrout
Again, thanks for everyone's input. ...

Again, thanks for everyone's input.

Txwanderers link to the Ironbutt.com research pretty well sums my thinking. Take the time to read it. The mesh is a no-go, as it is too limited a temp. range,...
Forum: Americas 04-15-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,767
Posted By oldtrout
Bonjour Al !! I will be taking a route south...

Bonjour Al !!

I will be taking a route south from YVR through central Oregon - Nevada to loop around the Grand Canyon, then Monument Valley and north into Utah, Colorado, Wyoming for the good...
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