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Forum: Equipment 05-28-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,159
Posted By Jlsa
Silly, silly boy. See what going for the "pretty...

Silly, silly boy. See what going for the "pretty face" gets you... looks good but blows way to much hot air. :rofl

You need to learn to go for the one that's still somewhat attractive but has...
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 85,756
Posted By Jlsa
PM'd you. My F800GS really needs one badly! :eek1...

PM'd you. My F800GS really needs one badly! :eek1

Jlsa.
Forum: Canada 04-17-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 615,601
Posted By Jlsa
Hey Ted, I'm over at John's with Mike. Send...

Hey Ted, I'm over at John's with Mike.

Send some more info on it and we'll get Mike in touch with him
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16,131
Views: 1,929,512
Posted By Jlsa
Using the 19"rim of a F650GS on a Dakar.

Just wanted some thoughts on using the 19" rim off a F650GS on my 2005 Dakar. The 19" rim and tire would only be used on the street. Sort of the the BMW HP principal where they gave you a 21" off...
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,059
Posted By Jlsa
I picked up the chips and dip and I got to tell...

I picked up the chips and dip and I got to tell you, that was an adventure unto itself! Go to the first store, a real grocery store in fact. Look for dip... great have 3 kinds on the shelf. Pick up...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,059
Posted By Jlsa
The "Silence of the Lambs" look.

Ted Wrote:

"Hannibal Lecter??????????????????????

http://64.136.20.22/2373587_m.jpg

Nope, Johns weird ass sleeping contraptions. Hard to get this out of your brain falling alseep. All...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2009, 07:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 36,059
Posted By Jlsa
It was all going so well.... until....

For those of you that have been following along I’m the one cruising around on the F650GS Dakar.

I had that poor bike packed like an old beaten mule. :mulie I had never felt it weigh that much...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 615,601
Posted By Jlsa
Well it's Dale... we just thought that that was...

Well it's Dale... we just thought that that was explanation enough! :evil
Forum: Vendors 02-23-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 22,516
Posted By Jlsa
I rode my R1200GS up to, through and back from...

I rode my R1200GS up to, through and back from the GS Challenge last year in Quebec. If a 12GS can do that with me (of little off road experience) on it, then you should have no issue! :thumb
...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2009, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 615,601
Posted By Jlsa
Dialdn, You may or may not choose to use this...

Dialdn,
You may or may not choose to use this method but speaking from my experience, I had good success breaking a new bike in this way. I did this with my 2005 V-Strom and the bike ran really...
Forum: Canada 02-13-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 615,601
Posted By Jlsa
Been evaluating the R.A.P. (Around Algonquin...

Been evaluating the R.A.P. (Around Algonquin Park) one. I really like the sounds of it. Waiting to find out the cost etc.


Jlsa.
Forum: Canada 02-11-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Jlsa
If you can get a US dealer to give you a "Dealer...

If you can get a US dealer to give you a "Dealer Warranty Printout", RIV will accept that just fine. :D

Jlsa.
Forum: Canada 02-10-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,871
Posted By Jlsa
I went down as a volunteer (Road Marshal) with...

I went down as a volunteer (Road Marshal) with Deadly99 and even that was a fun. The entire rally was conducted in the daylight. Lights were really not required. If it had gone another 1/2 hour...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2009, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9,361
Views: 615,601
Posted By Jlsa
Hey Dialdn, Congrats on the new bike. I've...

Hey Dialdn,

Congrats on the new bike. I've ridden with Deadly99 and others here on some of the Sunday runs. I can tell you from my perspective, not only is it an absolute blast, even the little...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 503
Posted By Jlsa
Sent you a PM. Jlsa.

Sent you a PM.

Jlsa.
Forum: Canada 10-11-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,833
Posted By Jlsa
Hey buddy... your the one that asked me to hold...

Hey buddy... your the one that asked me to hold your bike with some lame excuse about a missing spring. The next thing I knew your were bending down... :D :D


Jlsa.
Forum: Canada 10-02-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,833
Posted By Jlsa
Man... that was the hardest 3-5 feet of the whole...

Man... that was the hardest 3-5 feet of the whole weekend. I think just like you, my front wheel went in and bam... stopped dead in my tracks. Bike in the water, in a hole, time for a break! :bubba...
Forum: Beasts 10-01-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 935
Posted By Jlsa
If your riding a Wee-Strom you may just have to...

If your riding a Wee-Strom you may just have to change the oil. I had one from new that clunked over certain kinds of bumps. Others here have had a clunk as well and it turned out that the factory...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,198
Posted By Jlsa
Just checking in since I'm new to the F650GS...

Just checking in since I'm new to the F650GS club. :D You guys may have seen this one but it's mine now! Pick it up later this week. Really looking forward to trying this bike out both on and off...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-26-2008, 12:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,872
Posted By Jlsa
I saw the bike as they were doing the five...

I saw the bike as they were doing the five finalist trials. It was interesting to watch the BMW tech from Moto Internaional duct tape the headlight assembly back on! :D It was broken on one side....
Forum: Canada 09-18-2008, 11:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,833
Posted By Jlsa
Packed, ready to go and just waiting for enought...

Packed, ready to go and just waiting for enought time too pass at work to say I was here today!:evil

When I'm traveling usually I have to setup and teardown camp everyday. This usually dictates...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,198
Posted By Jlsa
My 21/2 cents. :D What I really like about...

My 21/2 cents. :D

What I really like about this design is the simplicity of removing it. You leave the two bars in place attached to the frame and the rest gets removed. Great Idea!

My only...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Jlsa
Appreciate the info. :thumb Hepco Becker...

Appreciate the info. :thumb

Hepco Becker does still make them, Part Number 650.733.0001 and they're avaiable still in NA. Only issue is they are special order and take 3-4 weeks to get. At least...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jlsa
I had my final conversation with Primmum today. I...

I had my final conversation with Primmum today. I talked with one of their senior Team Leads or Supervisors. He was frankly a great guy to talk with and he understood my concerns completely. He...
Forum: Beasts 03-12-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Jlsa
Are there any racks still made for the Older Tigers?

Good friend of mine is ready to purchase a Steamer he found.... 1996 Tiger. It's in fantastic shape with 18,000 miles on it. He will check it of course for the alternator noise and make sure the...
Forum: Canada 03-10-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jlsa
This is a despicable way to treat a customer.

Primmum Insurance - Information that you should all be aware of.

Just as a frame of reference I had insurance in 2007 with Primmum on my R1100GS at $683.00 for the year. It was not classed as a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,739
Posted By Jlsa
My neighbour, nice fellow, loves to kid me about...

My neighbour, nice fellow, loves to kid me about my BMW. He says it stands for: "BREAK MY WALLET".

Sorry, off topic. :D

Jlsa.
Forum: Canada 03-06-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,952
Posted By Jlsa
There is no duty on Motorcycles, at least that I...

There is no duty on Motorcycles, at least that I know of. My R1200GS imported in January 2008 only cost me the GST at the border. PST, RIV fees and the BMW letter fees came later.

Jlsa
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2008, 07:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 25,198
Posted By Jlsa
Absolutely... always interested to see a new...

Absolutely... always interested to see a new design. :D

Jlsa
Forum: Canada 03-03-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,398
Posted By Jlsa
I agree on the 8" tires, 12" and above though...

I agree on the 8" tires, 12" and above though have not been an issue for me. My read trailer has 13" tires on it. The trade off is the higher the tire, the higher the trailer bed.

As to Red...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2008, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,398
Posted By Jlsa
Glad to help... if you need any other pics let me...

Glad to help... if you need any other pics let me know. I believe I have some more.

Oh... forgot to mention that the trailer folds in half for storage. Takes a tenth the room in my garage than...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,478
Posted By Jlsa
This is beautiful! Two major leasing companies...

This is beautiful! Two major leasing companies going after RIV, BMW and Mercedes. :clap :clap :clap :clap I'm so happy to see these unethical business practices come under such severe scrutany.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 9,410
Posted By Jlsa
Ottawa Ontario to just past Larry's River Nova...

Ottawa Ontario to just past Larry's River Nova Scotia non-stop except fuel for me and the bike.

1570 km or for those south of the border, 976 miles. That's real distance by GPS not using the...
Forum: Canada 02-27-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,398
Posted By Jlsa
I purchased a 4x8 galvanized one from Red...

I purchased a 4x8 galvanized one from Red Trailers.
http://www.redtrailers.com/

Typical light chinese made trailer with a tongue that was a little better than the Harbour Freight ones. It's...
Forum: Canada 02-25-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,478
Posted By Jlsa
No you read correctly. When importing my R1200GS...

No you read correctly. When importing my R1200GS I did get a recall clearance letter from a US dealer, the one in fact who did the recalls. The US dealer was most cooperative and provided everthing I...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,478
Posted By Jlsa
Whoever told you this at BMW Canada was either...

Whoever told you this at BMW Canada was either mistaken or out right lying to discourage you. Only one letter is required although it takes a while to get it. Mine was 4 weeks from BMW Canada.
...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jlsa
Thanks Dwayne :thumb, I'm going to look into...

Thanks Dwayne :thumb, I'm going to look into this. Quite frankly I'm realllllllllly tired of taking my lumps everywhere I turn these days. That even includeds BMW and their anti-free trade practices,...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,025
Posted By Jlsa
Well... after two go arounds with Primmum...

Well... after two go arounds with Primmum insurance, I have been told by their Underwriters that they are not willing to re-classify the BMW "GS" line. They are sticking with their decision to...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 17,478
Posted By Jlsa
<?xml:namespace prefix = o /><o:p>True enough......

<?xml:namespace prefix = o /><o:p>True enough... if he wants it as soon as it's available in NA he may have to buy it from the US. It'll be interesting to see if BMW really does not have them...
Forum: Alaska 02-19-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jlsa
Just a quick question since were on the topic of...

Just a quick question since were on the topic of reference material. Is there anything like "Milepost" for travel in the US. Specifically down the eastern states and possibly for the central states....
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