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Forum: Canada Yesterday, 11:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Bill 310
Thanks Bob for your comments , you made me think...

Thanks Bob for your comments , you made me think and wonder for a few minutes if I had in fact become a Luddite.:lol3

I am fortunate to be part of a private forum that consists of individuals who...
Forum: Canada 04-26-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Bill 310
Hilarious replies and so ADV. The purpose of this...

Hilarious replies and so ADV. The purpose of this thread was to let people know that there was a sale on a decent Motorcycle specify GPS at Costco Canada. Nothing more. However it is fun to watch...
Forum: Canada 04-25-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By Bill 310
Zumo 660 at Costco for $449 (on sale until May 5th 2015)

Zumo 660 at Costco for $449 (on sale until May 5th 2015)
Great unit, and while a pricey GPS, the Zumos are specific for bikes, come with all mounting hardware for both car and bike, as well as...
Forum: Canada 04-24-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,947
Posted By Bill 310
Well said. A few farkles i.e. a better seat, and ...

Well said. A few farkles i.e. a better seat, and more comfortable handlebars with risers would help you a lot in the comfort department.

There are also lots of low mileage older bikes that would...
Forum: The Garage 04-21-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6,533
Views: 2,916,478
Posted By Bill 310
Thanks for the tip, I bought two of them Monday...

Thanks for the tip, I bought two of them Monday after the sale was over. Manger Override got me the sale price.:clap

Question did you bolt your units together?
Forum: Canada 04-21-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,947
Posted By Bill 310
You are not old, I finished my first Iron Butt...

You are not old, I finished my first Iron Butt Rally at age 50, my second at 52.

This summer Germany - Turkey return. May be you need to up the bike comfort level?
Forum: Canada 04-18-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 810
Posted By Bill 310
Wicked While you my be charged sales taxes on your tires...

While you my be charged sales taxes on your tires there is NO duty on MC Tires, this is not a new development btw

4011.40.00 00 -Of a kind used on motorcycles - Free
...
Forum: Canada 04-14-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,083
Posted By Bill 310
I am not sure if you were asking about road...

I am not sure if you were asking about road conditions re keeping tires clean or weather for chain life


Chain Life

It was hot, wet, snowing, raining , muddy, bad gravel strewn and lots of...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,083
Posted By Bill 310
I cleaned my chain on my KTM and my Wife's 650 GS...

I cleaned my chain on my KTM and my Wife's 650 GS daily and had no issues on two trips one to Inuvik and one to Prudhoe.

We started both trips with fresh chains and sprockets.

Take along a...
Forum: Canada 04-13-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By Bill 310
Talking Not that new, I was going to be on a long trip...

Not that new, I was going to be on a long trip when my warranty was expiring (summer of 2011), I had had great success dealing with a specific US dealership so I contacted them and told them I would...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 49,160
Posted By Bill 310
Skelley1, This is a great photo to give real life...

Skelley1, This is a great photo to give real life example of human/tent proportion.

One of the challenges is trying to gauge size of tent to occupant. How tall are you ?
Forum: Canada 04-04-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,947
Posted By Bill 310
While not applicable to your situation I try to...

While not applicable to your situation I try to ride to Toronto for meetings in the summer.

I either leave a suit etc at a friends place (I usually forget) or I ship a small suitcase by ground to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,256
Posted By Bill 310
Some days Geography is hard :lol3

Some days Geography is hard :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,256
Posted By Bill 310
I understand your issues, I wear glasses and live...

I understand your issues, I wear glasses and live on the west coast and sun is an issue and I did that hand thing, the black electrical tape then, etc. I can't rear a Schubert so I am out of the game...
Forum: Europe 03-31-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 955
Posted By Bill 310
The tradition is worthwhile. Unless the food...

The tradition is worthwhile. Unless the food quality has improved by leaps and bounds spend your money on stickers and crests and avoid eating anything besides toast and tea.
Forum: Canada 03-31-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,083
Posted By Bill 310
I particularly like the bird. Is it native to the...

I particularly like the bird. Is it native to the area where the photo was taken?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,364
Posted By Bill 310
Thank you that is my plan of action.

Thank you that is my plan of action.
Forum: Canada 03-31-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,947
Posted By Bill 310
This explains your monicker, I will never think...

This explains your monicker, I will never think that you might be a luggage repairman. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,364
Posted By Bill 310
That is my plan, however I am also keen to take...

That is my plan, however I am also keen to take the initiate to manage the recall in a manner that will better accommodate my summer riding schedule than BMW's.

In the GWN it tends to take some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,364
Posted By Bill 310
It would be helpful to know the part number for...

It would be helpful to know the part number for the new part.

It is not going to be a fast process getting 300,000 parts produced and distributed world wide, and for those of us who want to get...
Forum: Europe 03-27-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By Bill 310
Turkey/Greece Spring 2015

My wife and I are planning our spring trip and I have a few general questions.

A few years ago we shipped my old higher mileage KTM 990 to Europe and each year we manage to get 2-4 weeks traveling...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,873
Posted By Bill 310
Years ago a friend had an issue with his...

Years ago a friend had an issue with his neighbor's cat spraying all over his house, front porch and car.

The cat owner was an ass hat.

My friend trapped the cat, took it to a vet in another...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-23-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,679
Posted By Bill 310
Laugh It will be interesting to see how this turns out...

It will be interesting to see how this turns out for our American Cousins.

I have imported two bikes from the US when the Dollar was the other way. Both were new bikes. I saved a little over...
Forum: Europe 03-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By Bill 310
WTB Garmin 378- 478 (or similar)with Euro Basemaps

We have a bike in Europe, with a NA map set and the Euromap set installed.It would be easier to have a pure euro unit.

If anyone has one for sale or a Garmin 650 -660 please pm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,551
Posted By Bill 310
Good advice on bike setup. Ergonomics, custom...

Good advice on bike setup. Ergonomics, custom seat, hydration system, fuel cell all make things better.

Make no mistake running long days at high speeds is tiring and any point of discomfort will...
Forum: Canada 03-06-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By Bill 310
Vancouver BMW Ducati Iron Butt Ride - save the date June 20, 2015

There will be an organized Iron Butt Association ride again this year on Saturday,
June 20th with the assistance and support of Vancouver BMW Ducati

It is a turn key event , at ride's end you...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,271
Posted By Bill 310
This made me smile, legendary rider Dick Fish,...

This made me smile, legendary rider Dick Fish, once sat me down and explained the difference between off road and off pavement. I never forgot it :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 22,271
Posted By Bill 310
Hi Suzy, I am 6'4 and bought the Catoma...

Hi Suzy,

I am 6'4 and bought the Catoma Raven.http://www.catomaoutdoor.com/Catalog/ProductInfo.aspx?id=154

It had poor ventilation and was not that much fun to set up in any wind I lived in...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Bill 310
Michael, give it a rest. This has worked...

Michael, give it a rest.

This has worked for us for years and it makes our travels easier.

This thread was to help the OP, not to get so far buried in the details about how the rest of us...
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Bill 310
Many Thanks, I have read about the proposed...

Many Thanks, I have read about the proposed vignette, it sounds like it is much loved by all :lol3
Forum: Europe 03-01-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Bill 310
Emissions Sticker Germany ?

We have a Canadian Registered Motorcycle in Germany.

I have looked on the page regarding foreign vehicles and emission stickers and there is no reference to motorcycles.

Are motorcycles...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,083
Posted By Bill 310
We spent Canada Day in Inuvik. It was the hottest...

We spent Canada Day in Inuvik. It was the hottest place in Canada. Unfortunately, road construction had begun two weeks earlier.
Forum: Europe 02-28-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Bill 310
I see your point, for us being Canadians on...

I see your point, for us being Canadians on vacation with limited local knowledge, it just takes the stress out of the remainder of the day. We usually have two places to stay in mind and depending...
Forum: Europe 02-26-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
Posted By Bill 310
Hi Tarex, We ride 2-3 weeks every years in Europe...

Hi Tarex, We ride 2-3 weeks every years in Europe and keep a bike in Heidelberg. In NorthAmerica I have twice finished the Iron Butt Rally so havea rough idea about days in the saddles and average...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 507
Views: 93,452
Posted By Bill 310
I sometimes think people get the two Mayer boys...

I sometimes think people get the two Mayer boys mixed up and buy a seat from Rick when they mean to be dealing with is brother Rocky. I confess that years ago I did that, and yes dealing with Rick...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By Bill 310
The Flea Market here has pretty good prices and...

The Flea Market here has pretty good prices and generally the inmates tend to have better stuff to sell.

I have known lots of new riders to get outfitted from Craig's list, but sometimes CL people...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By Bill 310
Ride with a SPOT tracker, and as a previous...

Ride with a SPOT tracker, and as a previous poster mentioned a GS 911 or save some money and buy a 650 V Strom for commuting , it will likely be less trouble and cost much less.
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By Bill 310
This is the fine print Customers requesting...

This is the fine print

Customers requesting warranty validation for their motorcycles should prepare the following items:

Photocopies of:

1. Invoice or Bill of Sale

2. Title
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By Bill 310
CDN BMW Warranty claims in the US

This may come in handy. Note the bonus that you need to have a copy of your bill of sale with you. I used this in 2011 when my GT was a month from warranty expiration.

I am unable to post up the...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 333
Views: 15,947
Posted By Bill 310
Professionally our firm consults on Health and...

Professionally our firm consults on Health and Welfare and Retirement plans. We do some Executive comp work as well.

I have come to the conclusion that maintaining a lower mainland address...
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