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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 06:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Shoei FM-2 or FM-3 Fairing Mounting Instructions?

Anyone happen to have a copy? If so would you be so kind as to scan or photograph and send it to me? Let me know in a PM and I'll send you the email address. Thanks.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By bmwroadsterca
And see this thread ...

And see this thread
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1060421

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By bmwroadsterca
"I installed one and just tapped into the two...

"I installed one and just tapped into the two wires that go to the tail light...everything works fine, the light across the bottom of the license plate is on all the time and brightens when the...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-26-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Well given the cooler/colder weather in northern...

Well given the cooler/colder weather in northern AZ during those months we are looking at Phoenix and southward.

We have been looking at both VRBO and Airbnb. Many vacation rentals are either...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By bmwroadsterca
The plug is for the alarm when so equipped. ...

The plug is for the alarm when so equipped.

Brown is ground.

I believe the grey/yellow is the taillight.

"The aux light instruction sheet says the red is brake, brown is ground, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 348
Posted By bmwroadsterca
More specifically it is a 2 wire taillight. It is...

More specifically it is a 2 wire taillight. It is blinking at a rate your eye can't perceive when in running mode (thus dimming it) and comes on full time when you hit the brakes. Take a video of it...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-25-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Canadians looking for a one month home rental early 2016

Hello inmates

I thought I would post this here in the hope that it might generate some leads for us.

My wife and I (both retired) are hoping to spend a month next winter, say mid-February to...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By bmwroadsterca
And the hole through the middle and its...

And the hole through the middle and its countersink accommodate a 6mm tapered head screw.

And when I said it "mushrooms" I meant that it isn't a straight line taper but rather a convex curve out...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Overall height = 10.5mm Small diameter = 10.0mm...

Overall height = 10.5mm
Small diameter = 10.0mm
Large diameter = 15.5mm
Height of narrow "waist" = 5mm
Between the top of the narrow waist to the top of the piece it mushrooms for 4mm then tapers...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Indeed there is. Intrigued, I found this: ...

Indeed there is.

Intrigued, I found this:
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/SIDE-STAND-FOOT-ENLARGER-F700GS-LOWERED-F650GS2-FACTORY-LOWERED-/271828802153?hash=item3f4a425a69

That's a sizeable foot.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,518
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Air tools typically have that fitting and come...

Air tools typically have that fitting and come with a cap so I imagine they are available.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Hmmmmm We have two F650GSs in the household....

Hmmmmm

We have two F650GSs in the household.

One has lowered suspension with the lower BMW sidestand.

The other has regular height suspension with the regular BMW sidestand to which I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,179
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Codswallop!

Codswallop! The bulb burns out at startup because going from ambient temperature to 250C in an instant is stressful to the filament and if it is weak that's when it's going to fail.

The next most...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-07-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Try it unaltered first. I put a normal...

Try it unaltered first. I put a normal centerstand on my wife's F650GS and use it for maintenance etc. with no issues. It goes up with only marginally more effort. There is even a YouTube video of a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,867
Posted By bmwroadsterca
To check Reaver's theory you might try putting...

To check Reaver's theory you might try putting some in the freezer to see if it freezes.

Mike
Forum: Canada 04-02-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By bmwroadsterca
180 views. I hope that some of you with the...

180 views.

I hope that some of you with the issue took the time to file a report with Transport Canada.

Over $500 for a replacement headlight assembly.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By bmwroadsterca
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=960691&highlight=mcmaster

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712208&highlight=mcmaster

Hopefully these links take you there.

Good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Do a search. It's all here.:1drink

Do a search. It's all here.:1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,014
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Thanks Erling. That's Plan C. I was hoping that...

Thanks Erling. That's Plan C. I was hoping that the pin spacing coincides with some standard perfboard so I could similarly mount male contacts on the board and then encapsulate the back side in a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,014
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Thanks Reaver. That's Plan B. Mike

Thanks Reaver. That's Plan B.

Mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-01-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,014
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Headlight Connector?

I am assembling the parts I need to replace the stock headlight assembly (with a melted reflector and fogged lens) with something I'll put together using Hella 90mm high and low beam halogen...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Yes. What matters is that it is 12 volts....

Yes.

What matters is that it is 12 volts. The unit will only supply the amount of current that the bike actually draws. Follow the usual protocol for connecting securely and connect the negative...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-29-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,721
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Canadians - report this to Transport Canada

See the link in this thread:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26465195#post26465195

Mike
Forum: Canada 03-29-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By bmwroadsterca
2013 and prior BMW F650/800GS Owners

Has the reflector in your headlight suffered heat damage, melted and fogged the inside of the lens?

If so report the issue to Transport Canada here:...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 863
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Related Info from Japan

See:

http://www.mlit.go.jp/common/001027564.pdf
Forum: Canada 03-24-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Wikipedia

See discussion on position lamp.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automotive_lighting

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 262,064
Posted By bmwroadsterca
"They are not on any maintenance lists for any...

"They are not on any maintenance lists for any manufacturer."

Note however that BMW does recommend the use of its additive (rebadged Techron) in its cars. Hard to think of why a recommendation for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-23-2015, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By bmwroadsterca
The explanation for the larger radiator on the...

The explanation for the larger radiator on the F800GS that I read somewhere is that it was anticipated that it would be more likely to be used in sustained low speed off road situations than the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-20-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 29,721
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Alternative Headlight Assembly?

Well I am not holding out much hope that BMW Motorrad Canada will show any goodwill relief towards replacing the melted/fogged headlights on our 2010 and 2011 F650GSs. Neither bike has ever had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-15-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,140
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Are there TT part numbers you can post? Good...

Are there TT part numbers you can post?

Good to know.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-10-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,201
Posted By bmwroadsterca
The Dakar is the single cylinder 650 and we are...

The Dakar is the single cylinder 650 and we are speaking here of the twin.

mike
Forum: Canada 02-28-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,678
Posted By bmwroadsterca
My own view is that it should be left as one....

My own view is that it should be left as one. Always nice to see what's up elsewhere in the Great White North without having to switch regions.

Mike
Forum: Canada 01-27-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,154
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Use method 1. ...

Use method 1.

http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/faq/ve...gistration.php

Q1: You have sold your vehicle to a person living outside Québec who will take it to his home jurisdiction. What is the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-11-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,075
Posted By bmwroadsterca
The recommended octane is usually indicated on a...

The recommended octane is usually indicated on a sticker on the gas cap and on another sticker under the seat.

To the extent that one wishes to avoid ethanol it may be possible in some places to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2,687
Views: 461,043
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Canadian Recall 2013 - 2015

Recall #: 2014540
Models Involved: 2013 Yamaha XT250D, 2014 Yamaha XT250EL, 2015 Yamaha XT250FL
Number of Vehicles: 732
Problem: On certain motorcycles, prolonged high-RPM operation could cause...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-08-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 262,064
Posted By bmwroadsterca
You are quite welcome although the real thanks...

You are quite welcome although the real thanks should go to outpostbabu for his posting the pictorial.

Nice installation BTW.

Seeing the Iron Horse licence plate frame reminds me of the Iron...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-23-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 262,064
Posted By bmwroadsterca
When I did mine I had a look at this pictorial: ...

When I did mine I had a look at this pictorial:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453199

I skipped the turn signal relocation. It isn't necessary unless you live in a jurisdiction...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-22-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 262,064
Posted By bmwroadsterca
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ajQlbOnGMs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ajQlbOnGMs
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 23,102
Posted By bmwroadsterca
See Reaver's tutorial

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=959542
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,383
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Easy

Use method 1.

http://www.saaq.gouv.qc.ca/en/faq/vehicle_registration.php

Q1: You have sold your vehicle to a person living outside Québec who will take it to his home jurisdiction. What is the...
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