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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,666
Posted By MTNRiderAB
As the guy that taught me to ride put it "on the...

As the guy that taught me to ride put it "on the road always keep the idiots in front of you, on the track keep everyone behind you".
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By MTNRiderAB
I screwed a hockey puck to the bottom of my...

I screwed a hockey puck to the bottom of my sidestand. Works great. Will post a picture later.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,857
Posted By MTNRiderAB
What about using some electric heat trace wire...

What about using some electric heat trace wire (can get from Home Depot, Lowes, etc). It's usually used for keeping pipes fro m freezing. You could wrap it around the engine and put a tarp over the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Ordered these today

Ordered these today
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Sintered v.s. Organic?

What are the differences?

Edit: never mind, google can answer that for me

Thanks for the input
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,259
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Brake Pad Advice

Looking at changing out the brake pads on my 2010 GS over the winter. Just looking for some advice on brake pads, manufacturers, types (sintered v.s. organic?) as well as any advice on places to...
Forum: Canada 08-29-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 373,246
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Keep me in the loop if you guys get this...

Keep me in the loop if you guys get this organized. Would like to join.

Camping this weekend, and have some commitments next, but if I can work it into my schedule I'll gladly come along.

Evan
Forum: Canada 08-23-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 373,246
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Thanks for clearing that up. I was just relaying...

Thanks for clearing that up. I was just relaying what the camp attendant had told me. I suppose it's always easy to blame the evil oil companies (who happen to put food n my table as well).
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,032
Posted By MTNRiderAB
interesting, there was a similar incident in...

interesting, there was a similar incident in British Columbia the other day, caught on the guys go pro cam...

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.1422623
Forum: Canada 08-21-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 373,246
Posted By MTNRiderAB
I was camping @ Sibbald lake the other weekend...

I was camping @ Sibbald lake the other weekend and talking to the campground attendant. He was saying that the road is closed for political reasons; Shell wants approval to widen the road so they...
Forum: Canada 06-28-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5,107
Views: 373,246
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Thanks Lycan, was planning to go up the FTR from...

Thanks Lycan, was planning to go up the FTR from Waiparous to Nordegg tomorrow, guess not.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-27-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11,162
Views: 1,212,730
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Y'all are some smart folk around here. ...

Y'all are some smart folk around here.

Nailed it, thanks.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-27-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11,162
Views: 1,212,730
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Transfer maps to laptop with no cd drive

I have basecamp installed on my desktop pc, with the Canadian Topo maps installed, from a CD. I'd like to transfer the maps to a small laptop I travel with, but the laptop has no CD drive.

I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-26-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11,162
Views: 1,212,730
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Nailed it. Was using V 2.something. Updated...

Nailed it.

Was using V 2.something. Updated to 4.2.1, a ton more features and better user interface, and the push to the gps device worked perfectly.

Thanks.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-26-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11,162
Views: 1,212,730
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Route loading errors

just got a new Montana 650, built a route in BC using a bunch of waypoints. When i try to push the route to the gps unit, i get an error every time telling me the 'waypoint xxx already exists'.

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,468
Posted By MTNRiderAB
our local BMW dealer puts on this course:...

our local BMW dealer puts on this course: http://www.blackfootonline.com/euro_bmw_gs_training.php

I'm sure other dealers must offer similar courses?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By MTNRiderAB
I would comment on that, but would have to move...

I would comment on that, but would have to move the thread to Jo Momma.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Did both, worked out. Thanks gents.

Did both, worked out.

Thanks gents.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Feels like a stoopid question....

Checking the valve clearances on my (new to me) 2010 1200GS for the first time. Have the primary coil out, head cover off, service manual says to put the bike in 6th gear to rotate the piston to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Thanks Richard, will order the OEM part, need to...

Thanks Richard, will order the OEM part, need to order some valve adjustment hemisphere thingies anyway.

If you are up this way again let me know, will join you for a ride up thorugh Lake Louise...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Combination of mallet and channel locks got it...

Combination of mallet and channel locks got it out.

Thanks guys.

Cap will need to be replaced, any better options out there (Touratech?), or is there only the BMW option?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 669
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Stripped Gearbox Filler Cap

New to me 2010 1200GS, wanted to change all of the fluids so I know where I'm starting from.

Gearbox filler cap is completely stripped, basically round. Any thoughts on how to get it out?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,742
Posted By MTNRiderAB
again, it seems to me that there are a lot of...

again, it seems to me that there are a lot of opinions on google, but very little data to back the opinions up.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,742
Posted By MTNRiderAB
I see lots of opinions and reviews, but cant find...

I see lots of opinions and reviews, but cant find the white papers.

The reason I am so curious is I have 3 K&N oil filters sitting on my shelf. If they aren't the right part, they can sit in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,742
Posted By MTNRiderAB
thanks def, can you point me towards any of the...

thanks def, can you point me towards any of the white papers? not trying to be a dick, just curious.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,742
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Can you provide the rationale behind that...

Can you provide the rationale behind that statement? Just curious what would make you feel K&N filters are inferior?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,068
Posted By MTNRiderAB
I just ordered some Tourances for my (new to me...

I just ordered some Tourances for my (new to me this spring) 2010 GS. The previous owner had k60's on it, the rear is down to the wear bars and the front is starting to crack.

Like you, I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Why is that?

Why is that?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,652
Posted By MTNRiderAB
If it helps, I just bought a 2010GS, similar...

If it helps, I just bought a 2010GS, similar mileage, lots of nice farkels (crash bars, head covers, mud sling, etc) for 17,500 CDN (private sale), so I think the pricing you listed is in line.
Forum: Canada 03-25-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By MTNRiderAB
You presume correctly. Have you been up there? ...

You presume correctly. Have you been up there? I see this road comes in from the West, and not from ft Simpson as I had read previously.

Thanks for the info.
Forum: Canada 03-25-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 594
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Nihanni Nat Park

Anybody know if access by moto is possible? Everything I can find says get to Fort Simpson and fly into the park. There ae some references to trails to hike in, just wondering if any body has more...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-25-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,344
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Color me inspired! Have been that way...

Color me inspired!

Have been that way several times in the truck, never on the bike. On the list of things to do this summer.

I'll drop you a line if I'm passing through Red Deer and buy you...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,388
Posted By MTNRiderAB
Along the same reasoning as my preference for...

Along the same reasoning as my preference for aperture over zoom. As long as I can have a fast enough shutter speed and a reasonable ISO setting, these cameras have more than enough pixels that...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,388
Posted By MTNRiderAB
I personally find aperture to be more of the...

I personally find aperture to be more of the crucial factor in a lense than zoom. I try to have at least a f2.8 aperture where possible ( tough un longer zoom lenses, but still go for as much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,672
Views: 386,487
Posted By MTNRiderAB
[QUOTE=MoDoc;15204621] Ride with patients....

[QUOTE=MoDoc;15204621]

Ride with patients. QUOTE]

With patients? From the hospital?

Sorry, first post on this forum and I'm being a grammer dick on a two year old post.
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