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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,903
Posted By BCOffRoad
I push my dirt bike up a dual ramp while walking...

I push my dirt bike up a dual ramp while walking beside it on the ramp. For larger bikes, under power in first gear, smaller bike get manhandled in. I always leave the bikes in gear when backing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By BCOffRoad
Thanks for all the input! Found the electrical...

Thanks for all the input! Found the electrical connector for the primary coil on the left side is broken. The wires must have gotten yanked when the throttle body came loose.

Now I'm off to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By BCOffRoad
I'm running out of light here now so I'll have to...

I'm running out of light here now so I'll have to check the coils and plugs tomorrow.

Air filter and snorkel checked out good.

Thanks for the reply!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By BCOffRoad
'08 GSA stalls when throttle opened

I need some ideas for troubleshooting a 2008 GSA that won't run. Currently the bike starts and idles a bit roughly. As soon as the throttle is opened the bike stalls. If I play with the throttle,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,677
Posted By BCOffRoad
If all you have is a big bike to learn on it is...

If all you have is a big bike to learn on it is going to take longer to learn. It would probably be best to start on easy dirt roads and take your time working up to harder tracks (deep gravel, sand,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 41,662
Posted By BCOffRoad
I found a cash register/POS terminal in the ditch...

I found a cash register/POS terminal in the ditch at a small pull-off on a highway a fair distance from any towns. The terminal was smashed and there were no identifying marks or cash. I salvaged...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,359
Posted By BCOffRoad
I've never heard of a 360 degree shoulder check...

I've never heard of a 360 degree shoulder check and I passed my BC road test without doing it. The rider's handbooks available from ICBC only mention shoulder checks for changing lanes or making a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,022
Posted By BCOffRoad
The TPS on my GSA does not register pressure...

The TPS on my GSA does not register pressure until I've ridden a block or two. It's not very usefull for ensuring correct pressure before a ride.

I don't think I've had any wrong readings but...
Forum: Canada 11-24-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,353
Posted By BCOffRoad
Good headlights and fog lights will help. It...

Good headlights and fog lights will help. It will be getting dark by 3:00pm. You will also need good wiper blades and lots of windshield washer antifreeze. Carry some basic survival items in case...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,847
Posted By BCOffRoad
Something like this maybe? Biker saves calf...

Something like this maybe?

Biker saves calf (http://www.wimp.com/calfcanal/)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,206
Posted By BCOffRoad
I prefer to stand with the foot pegs slightly...

I prefer to stand with the foot pegs slightly behind the balls of my feet. Over longer distances I'll move between the balls and arches to reduce fatigue.

I don't believe there is a single...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 96,143
Posted By BCOffRoad
An airplane is not a useful comparison as it does...

An airplane is not a useful comparison as it does not have contact with the ground. The roll axis of a motorcycle is it's contact patch with the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 96,143
Posted By BCOffRoad
How can a motorcycle be unconstrained in roll...

How can a motorcycle be unconstrained in roll motion? Would't that mean the tires were frictionless?

What I'm saying is that the opposite force in question is being applied to the earth. In the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,362
Views: 96,143
Posted By BCOffRoad
I get the equal and opposite force but what would...

I get the equal and opposite force but what would happen if the chair didn't have wheels? If you move your torso would the chair move? I think not. Since motorcycle tires do not slide sideways...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,172
Posted By BCOffRoad
Could it be you alternator/voltage regulator...

Could it be you alternator/voltage regulator failing in higher temps? From what I've read here, ABS throwing faults when the battery is a little low is common. Perhaps with a failing (or failed)...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By BCOffRoad
I made the trip to the top on Sunday. A couple...

I made the trip to the top on Sunday. A couple of snow drifts left partially covering the road near the top but easy to skirt around. Lots of small snow patches scattered around, definitely more...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2011, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By BCOffRoad
From the Ideal Lk side there are some signs that...

From the Ideal Lk side there are some signs that help point the way the Aberdeen Lk but I'm not sure about any signs on the Aberdeen Lk side going the other way. Lots of fishing opportunities around...
Forum: Canada 07-29-2011, 06:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By BCOffRoad
Either of your routes will work. Be careful on...

Either of your routes will work. Be careful on your Lavington to Philpot Rd route as I believe the road actually passes Ideal Lake on the opposite side over to somewhere close to Aberdeen Lake. ...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By BCOffRoad
I haven't been up there this year but I recall...

I haven't been up there this year but I recall the top section being the rocky part. I'd be interested in the conditions as well as I plan on making the trek next weekend.
Forum: Canada 02-02-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,761
Posted By BCOffRoad
First ticket issued for this in Kelowna, BC: ...

First ticket issued for this in Kelowna, BC:
http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-52440-1-.htm#52440



Bet she still hasn't learned anything from this.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,891
Posted By BCOffRoad
Biker in Florida Pulled Over for Wearing a Gladiator Helmet

Link: http://www.asylum.com/2010/01/13/pam-guenther-luis-santiago-florida-biker-pulled-over-for-wearing-a-gladiator-helmet/

Florida anti-helmet law?
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,609
Posted By BCOffRoad
I found the actual tracking feature of the SPOT...

I found the actual tracking feature of the SPOT didn't work very well. The OK button worked great to record individual points but when tracking I'd estimate less than 30% of the points were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,192
Posted By BCOffRoad
Interior of BC, Canada. Less than a 20 min...

Interior of BC, Canada.

Less than a 20 min ride from my door in several directions I can hit the dirt on a well maintained Forest Service Road. Excellent network of maintained FSRs with virtually...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,410
Posted By BCOffRoad
He's got his own thread here in GSpot: Who is...

He's got his own thread here in GSpot:
Who is paf la bm ? (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536330)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,760
Posted By BCOffRoad
I got a nice little set of female torx (etorx) at...

I got a nice little set of female torx (etorx) at Princess Auto for about $7 on sale. Power Fist brand might not be the best quality but they worked fine for the handlebar bolts when I added risers.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,206
Posted By BCOffRoad
One tidbit of information I've picked up from...

One tidbit of information I've picked up from this site is that the R bikes shouldn't be left idling while on their side stands due to the possibility of starving the right cylinder of oil. Could...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,236
Posted By BCOffRoad
My K&N came pre-oiled but it had a note in the...

My K&N came pre-oiled but it had a note in the box that basically said if you are going to ride in dusty conditions you need to apply an extra coating of oil. I applied the extra oil, rode in some...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,039
Posted By BCOffRoad
I just pulled apart my working cigarette plug to...

I just pulled apart my working cigarette plug to see if I could identify the component and found that my plug doesn't have that component. The red wire is connected directly to the fuse holder.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,039
Posted By BCOffRoad
I bought the cigarette lighter cable and cut the...

I bought the cigarette lighter cable and cut the plug off because the hardwire cable was about $5.00 more (and the store didn't have it in stock). As far as I know the hardwire cable doesn't come...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,191
Posted By BCOffRoad
My '08 GSA Rider's Manual states:

My '08 GSA Rider's Manual states:
Forum: Canada 02-28-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By BCOffRoad
It seems the recall only affects 2004-2007 model...

It seems the recall only affects 2004-2007 model years so I guess my theory is incorrect.
http://cmgonline.com/content/view/1198/46/
Forum: Canada 02-28-2009, 12:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By BCOffRoad
No, I'm thinking that before 2008 there was no...

No, I'm thinking that before 2008 there was no spacing requirement, then the wider spacing of the turn signals became a requirement. Thus bikes manufactured before the requirement was in place do...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,010
Posted By BCOffRoad
I received the letter about the brake line recall...

I received the letter about the brake line recall for my '08 12GSA a few weeks ago. At the dealer arranging an appointment, I asked about other recalls and was told about the EWS ring and software...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By BCOffRoad
I realized after posting that you were probably...

I realized after posting that you were probably more concerned with polarity than gender. I guess it makes sense if you want to jump using those connectors.

This site sells a pair of connectors...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By BCOffRoad
I didn't think SAE connectors had a gender. Just...

I didn't think SAE connectors had a gender. Just flip one of the plugs over and they should mate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,158
Posted By BCOffRoad
I carry a SteriPEN, an MSR Sweetwater filter and...

I carry a SteriPEN, an MSR Sweetwater filter and a wide-mouth Nagalene bottle. I use the SteriPEN to treat tap water before use and filter any well, creek or lake water then treat with the SteriPEN....
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2008, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By BCOffRoad
I don't know if this applies to you but Princess...

I don't know if this applies to you but Princess Auto in Canada has the Kendon lift mentioned above on sale for under $300 Canadian for 5 days only, Dec. 2nd to 6th. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 08-07-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 15,183
Posted By BCOffRoad
I read somewhere to leave soft bags open so...

I read somewhere to leave soft bags open so critters can get inside without chewing through the bag. I did just that on my last camping trip and in the morning I found a critter had gotten into my...
Forum: Thumpers 07-11-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By BCOffRoad
The XR650L is lean from the factory and the...

The XR650L is lean from the factory and the aftermarket pipe will make it even leaner. I'd say the lean condition is the most likely cause for your bogging.

When you re-jet, also do the carb...
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