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Forum: Americas 06-17-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By CanucSteve
You won't have any issues, as there are enough...

You won't have any issues, as there are enough gas stations along the way.
Forum: Americas 06-08-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,535
Posted By CanucSteve
I did both last year in 7 days leaving from...

I did both last year in 7 days leaving from Toronto. So I think 10 days should be more than sufficient to do both as well. Although I do ride long hours and am not sure of your riding style.

If...
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,088
Posted By CanucSteve
That was great......:clap

That was great......:clap
Forum: Canada 05-19-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 498
Posted By CanucSteve
Tire Change - Dawson City / Watson Lake

Does anyone know where I can get my tires changed and balanced for a BMW R1200GS in either Dawson City or Watson Lake? I will send the tires ahead of time.
I know that Dawson Creek has been...
Forum: Canada 02-15-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By CanucSteve
Thanks to everyone for their valuable input. So...

Thanks to everyone for their valuable input. So East to West it is, using H17 in Ontario and other minor adjustments to my originally planned route. Just need to arrange transporting my bike and I'll...
Forum: Canada 02-11-2010, 08:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By CanucSteve
Trans Canada - Iron Butt

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the helpful info so far. I've ridden from Toronto to Alaska to Vancouver before along Highway 11, so I am familiar with that route. From a scenery perspective, the norther...
Forum: Canada 02-10-2010, 07:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,042
Posted By CanucSteve
Trans Canada - Iron Butt

I'm planning on doing the Trans Canada Iron Butt ride in early June, and was hoping that you guys could help me with some queries:

1) The rules stipulate that I have to stay within Canada at all...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 07:20 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 12,114
Posted By CanucSteve
Great video and nice to relive my trip there that...

Great video and nice to relive my trip there that I took last year...:clap
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,940
Posted By CanucSteve
Chasing Winter and the Midnight Sun 2009

Your preamble has got me interested. Sounds like a great trip. Give us more.

:evil
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2008, 10:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 39,548
Posted By CanucSteve
Great report and pictures so far. Pity about the...

Great report and pictures so far. Pity about the tire problems, but I guess that added to the adventure.
I was recently in Alaska and your report brings back fond memories.
:clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-07-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,856
Posted By CanucSteve
Great report

Did the trip to Alaska in early July 2008 and every time I see photos of the place, it gives me more reasons to go back next year.

Great photos.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By CanucSteve
CanucSteve's Great Alaska Aventure in search of Bears, Beer and Buxom Blondes

Just returned from a great trip to Alaska.
Make yourself comfortable and come with me on my adventure of a lifetime. (until the next one........)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2008, 06:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By CanucSteve
I had the same problem and eventually gave up and...

I had the same problem and eventually gave up and went to a manual switch.
When I spoke to the manufacturer, they said that the Autoswitch doesn't work on about 10% of the 1200GS's and they didn't...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By CanucSteve
Thanks guys for the input. Most BMW dealers were...

Thanks guys for the input. Most BMW dealers were full, so I called Tom at FKN and got an appointment for early next week.
Forum: Canada 06-04-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By CanucSteve
20k Service - BMW

I need a 20,000km service on my 2007 BMW R1200GS and the dealer in Toronto is booked up until the first week of July.
Does anyone know where I can get my bike serviced locally, by a BMW certified...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 953
Posted By CanucSteve
Denali Highway

Looks great.... I'm there in four weeks time.
Forum: Canada 06-01-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
Posted By CanucSteve
Lake Superior

Have you been around Lake Superior before? It's a great ride, especially the northern part of Superior and most definitely from Wawa to Sault St Marie
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2008, 12:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,342
Posted By CanucSteve
Repainting Hepco Becker crash bars

I need to touch up my silver Hepco Becker crash bars. Should I use paint or spray paint and is there a certain color code to use, to match the original color so that I don't have to paint the entire...
Forum: Canada 05-24-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By CanucSteve
Round the Lake

Don't know of any campsites, but I would recommend that you go clockwise around the lake if you can, so that the lake is on the road side. The west coast of the lake is all along the lake and great...
Forum: Alaska 05-17-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,515
Posted By CanucSteve
Rider Magazine Pics

Saw your photo's in the latest edition of the magazine. Great job....
Forum: Canada 05-03-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By CanucSteve
Tire change on way to Alaska

I'm on my way to Alaska at the end of June and will need my tires changed along the way. Are there any places between Dawson Creek and Dawson City where I can buy, have installed and balanced TKC80's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2008, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By CanucSteve
Risers

Just finished my first 1,000 mile Iron Butt ride yesterday in temperatures ranging from -2c to +4.5C. Pretty cold, but at least my warm clothing will see me though my upcoming Alaska ride.

My butt...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By CanucSteve
Can you let me have your dealer's phone number...

Can you let me have your dealer's phone number and I can then ask them if they know of this problem?

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By CanucSteve
Autoswitch

Seeing that I have already installed the Autoswitch, I want to try solve the problem, (if possible) before changing back to the manual switch. The strange thing, is that on the Autoswitch web page...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By CanucSteve
Autoswitch Problem - Part 2

I posted a thread a few weeks ago about a problem I was having with my Autoswitch and ZTechnic HID lights system. Since then I've resolved most of the problems, but still have one major issue...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By CanucSteve
Centech

The Centech is wired direct to battery. The GPS is a Zumo 550 and it worked properly when it was wired direct to the battery.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2008, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By CanucSteve
Help - Autoswitch / Centech / HID woes

Wondering if anyone has experienced the same type of problem or can help me solve mine. I recently installed a ZTechnic HID light system on my 2007 1200GS, using a manual on/off switch and with the...
Forum: Alaska 04-12-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,394
Posted By CanucSteve
Hains to Skagway

Ferry is every evening at 10pm. You should book in advance and you need to be in Hains by 8pm
There is no direct route by bike.
Forum: Canada 04-10-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By CanucSteve
To to Quebec City

Thanks Rum Runner. Just checked that route again, and it looks good. It works out about 100k short, but I'll re-route a section and find the extra kilometers.
Forum: Canada 04-09-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By CanucSteve
Iron Butt 1,000

I'll most probably lean towards the circular route around Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, as over 80% of the route will be on divided highways, with minimal 50km/hr zones. I'll just have to plan my...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2008, 02:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 622
Posted By CanucSteve
Iron Butt 1,000

Now that the days are getting longer, I'm thinking of doing my first Iron Butt Saddlesore 1,000 ride. From what I've read, the best way to do this, is to ensure that the average speed is about...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 516
Posted By CanucSteve
Yet another tire question

Up to now I've been riding with the OEM tires that came on my 1200GS, (Bridgestone Battlewings?) and it's soon time to replace them. In July I'm doing a one way ride from Toronto to Alaska and then...
Forum: Alaska 03-14-2008, 02:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,388
Posted By CanucSteve
If I take Willow Fishhook road and continue to...

If I take Willow Fishhook road and continue to Wasilla instead of to Palmer, will I still ride through the Pass? It looks like it on the map, but want to confirm.
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 669
Posted By CanucSteve
Spot

Do a search in the forum and you'll find informaiton on this subject. It was discussed in detail
Forum: Alaska 03-10-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,388
Posted By CanucSteve
Denali

Thanks for all the advise. So I've changed my route to miss Fairbanks and do the Denali and then down to Anchorage and from there to Homer and/or Seaward (depending on time) and back to Whittier and...
Forum: Alaska 03-09-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,388
Posted By CanucSteve
Denali Highway

Well, it looks like the Denali Highway should take preference over Fairbanks. I hadn't planned on going south of Anchorage, but this could be a good side trip.
Forum: Alaska 03-08-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,388
Posted By CanucSteve
Denali Highway vs Fairbanks

I'll be going to Alaska in early July and value your opinion on selecting one of two alternative routes. I'll be riding west along the Alaska Highway and at Delta Junction:

Option 1) Continue to...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2008, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,712
Posted By CanucSteve
Thumb Canadian Supplier

:clap
Now it’s time to sing the praises for a Canadian dealer.
Just got prices for Hepco & Becker Engine Guardsand Z Technik Xenon HID Projector Lightsthat were lower than Sierra BMW. Try FKN...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,712
Posted By CanucSteve
Ordering from USA

I've recently ordered from Sierra BMW and BMW of Santa Cruz and no issues shipping to Canada. Use US Postal Services rather than UPS for shipping, then you don't pay crazy handling fees.
Forum: Canada 02-17-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,729
Posted By CanucSteve
Ron, I'm not too concerned with the extra...

Ron,

I'm not too concerned with the extra time, but is there any reason why I wouldn't continue on H11 and H12 to Winnipeg?
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