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Forum: Parallel Universe Today, 11:48 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 28,285
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 Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 31
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: 678
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: 303
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: 2,262
Views: 254,720
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: 540
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: 28,285
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: 2,097
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: 1,010
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: 1,502
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: 1,089
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: 1,963
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: 2,609
Views: 441,428
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: 2,262
Views: 254,720
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: 2,262
Views: 254,720
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: 2,262
Views: 254,720
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: 22,643
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: 1,337
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...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,337
Posted By bmwroadsterca
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1019218
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Identical

They are identical. We have both in our household. You are good to go.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-10-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By bmwroadsterca
There are threads here about the pump, the weep...

There are threads here about the pump, the weep hole and leaking oil or coolant (either may appear at the weep hole depending on what seal is leaking). Somewhere in those threads I recall reading...
Forum: The Garage 11-07-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,551
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Computer power supply

Definitely the way to go is to recycle a computer power supply. Several voltages, lots of amps, stable voltage. Googling the subject will get you all you need to know to put together a great bench...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 465
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I had done this install on my wife's bike. No...

I had done this install on my wife's bike. No mods to the signals necessary. I read somewhere that this is there to satisfy some EU or German requirement.

mike
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 492
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Old data

Back in 2007 BMW published the following.

Valve timings
BMW F 800 GS
BMW F 650 GS

Intake opens
14° after OT
28° after OT
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,376
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Bandsaw

Good advice here but if you have access to a bandsaw you can avoid the back and forth motion of a jigsaw.

mike
Forum: Vendors 09-27-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,338
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Highly recommended

At the outset let me say that I have no affiliation with MotoTrip. I write this commentary wanting to give recognition where it is due and to assist other inmates who may be considering a tour in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,767
Posted By bmwroadsterca
"I checked the parts schematic and couldn't find...

"I checked the parts schematic and couldn't find any different part numbers. Are the forks just further up the yoke I wonder?"

Correct - the forks are the same for both standard and low suspension...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,767
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I put a stock unmodified center stand on my...

I put a stock unmodified center stand on my wife's low suspension 2010 F650GS. Nothing has ever dragged. It goes up with only marginally more effort than most bikes. It does drop dramatically. I am...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 742
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Also

Leaky valve cover gaskets and water pump seals. Both leave visible traces on the motor. See threads.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By bmwroadsterca
As I understand it what you need to avoid are the...

As I understand it what you need to avoid are the chargers that use higher voltage pulses to recondition a battery that is sulfated. I agree that it makes no difference whether the ignition is on or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,109
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Yep, my Yamaha XT250 has a sight glass. My...

Yep, my Yamaha XT250 has a sight glass.
My Yamaha XS650 does not.
My 1995 BMw R1100R had a sight glass and I had a spare because they were known to blow out dumping the oil. When I think about that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-17-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,351
Posted By bmwroadsterca
PM sent mike

PM sent

mike
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9,598
Views: 659,521
Posted By bmwroadsterca
You don't capitalize "acts" unless the word is an...

You don't capitalize "acts" unless the word is an abbreviation of the full title of the act which is not the case in this instance. For instance if you were referring to the Highway Traffic Act you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-16-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,059
Posted By bmwroadsterca
In previous posts some riders have reported that...

In previous posts some riders have reported that the cable for the ST will work and is 3 inches longer.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-12-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,351
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Just had this thought - any chance that a...

Just had this thought - any chance that a quantity of the dash plates could make it to the BMWMOA rally for distribution to purchasers?
Forum: Canada 07-05-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By bmwroadsterca
Found the link!

No definitely not anything to do with a Power of Attorney.

I found the email exchange with the vendor of the first bike I purchased in Quebec back in 2010. I had sent him a link to the page...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I have done it twice

"Buying a bike from Quebec and registering it in Ontario. The seller is telling me that I have to accompany her to the quebec motor vehicle department to transfer the ownership to my name to protect...
Forum: Canada 07-02-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I ended up getting a good rate from Wawanesa -...

I ended up getting a good rate from Wawanesa - but they don't cover old bikes for loss or damage - that was fine with me as I was only wanting the minimal coverage.
Forum: Canada 07-01-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,489
Posted By bmwroadsterca
After over 30 years of home, auto and motorcycle...

After over 30 years of home, auto and motorcycle insurance with TD Primmum I was told that they would not insure my recently acquired 1980 Yamaha XS650 because it was over 30 years old.

When I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 36,201
Posted By bmwroadsterca
I believe that the S/ST/GS engines are inclined...

I believe that the S/ST/GS engines are inclined at a different angle so a swap may not be that straightforward.

mike
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