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Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,650
Posted By TorontoBrit
Massivelee

I believe Massivelee made up a few:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836894&page=242
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By TorontoBrit
Cover

I have the waterproof cover made by King Of Fleece for my leather RDL. One side is grippy the other side is soft. Stretchy to fit over really well, and definitely waterproof:...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,650
Posted By TorontoBrit
Nippy Normans

Try here in the UK:
http://www.nippynormans.com/products/r1150gs-and-adventure/item/tobinators-r1150gsa-adventure-tob-1150gsac
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,650
Posted By TorontoBrit
Tobinators

Tobinators are well worth the price. Infinite adjustment of the windshield! I have a larger windshield, and no idea of what make as there isn't a word on it anywhere! But between the larger...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 692
Posted By TorontoBrit
Same

I use the BMW charger from my 2012 GSA on my '04 1150 GSA no problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,324
Posted By TorontoBrit
Eme

I got mine from here:
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/Starter-BMW-R-Oilhead-BMW-VAL2-p/bmw-val2.htm
$189, my service manager actually recommended them over the high priced BMW version..... works...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,613
Posted By TorontoBrit
Onsight Tarmac Duffle

While not dunkable, I have used a 50L Onsight Tarmac duffle on a couple of trips in some consistent torrential rain and it has never leaked a drop....
Forum: Canada 02-24-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,011
Posted By TorontoBrit
You can also get a group discount if you went to...

You can also get a group discount if you went to a Canadian University, that is how I got mine. Don't know about any other post secondary schools.
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 936
Posted By TorontoBrit
Anti gravity

You could also get something like an Antigravity power pack. Charge it every few days and it will charge all your electronics in between.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,995
Posted By TorontoBrit
Yes

Yes no problem.
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,796
Posted By TorontoBrit
Replaced

I had mine leak after riding all day in torrential rain. I contacted Goretex here in Canada was given a return number, shipped them to Calgary, they tested them, determined they leaked and offered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,488
Posted By TorontoBrit
Russian woman

You mean like this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo3cVuvVRUE
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 400
Posted By TorontoBrit
I pulled out the cheek pads, removed the fabric...

I pulled out the cheek pads, removed the fabric covers and attached my speakers to the foam on the cheek pads. One side I had to remove a smidge of the foam because the speaker pressed on my ear,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,560
Posted By TorontoBrit
Clear tubing

+1
On my last trip I realized that if I didn't carry the tubing and someone stopped to offer me gas, or I offered to help someone else out, I would be out of luck. It stays permanently on the bike...
Forum: Canada 01-26-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,011
Posted By TorontoBrit
Td

Just got my car and motorcycle annual bill from TD Insurance. They both went up less than $5/month.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,001
Posted By TorontoBrit
Welding rod tube

I use this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_16914.jpg

Home Depot carries them, welding rod holder. Slightly longer...
Forum: Canada 11-25-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,020
Posted By TorontoBrit
TD Insurance

I switched from Riders Plus to TD Insurance (Meloche Monnex) and saved a huge amount of money. I don't know what their policy is on seasonal cancellations but I do know you can switch from one bike...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 22,596
Views: 2,429,388
Posted By TorontoBrit
Signed.

Signed.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22,596
Views: 2,429,388
Posted By TorontoBrit
Yes it is great, unfortunately it looks like it...

Yes it is great, unfortunately it looks like it is a precursor to pay parking. They are going to monitor it for a year while license plate entry is made available for payment. Then it looks like we...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,159
Posted By TorontoBrit
BMW option

BMW came out with "Frozen" paint on a few models a while ago, basically matt paint. Here are their cleaning/waxing instructions and products:
...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,657
Posted By TorontoBrit
scarf

I have been wearing mine for the last few weeks, about 5-10C here. Still haven't put the liner in, but I have a big gas tank and windshield to hide behind. One thing I don't believe I have heard...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,357
Posted By TorontoBrit
R1200s

It is an R1200S by Café Racer Dreams, CRD:

http://www.sometimesnothingisarealcoolhand.com/2014/03/custom-bmw-r1200s-by-cafe-racer-dreams/
...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,746
Posted By TorontoBrit
There is a pinlock available for the XD4

There is a pinlock available for the XD4
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,576
Posted By TorontoBrit
Internet radio

If you want to listen to local radio DJ's droning on use a male to male 3.5mm jack from your radio to your headset input jack(assuming it has one).
If you actually want to listen to music, there are...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,746
Posted By TorontoBrit
pinlock

As long as I am moving, with a pinlock it doesn't fog up. I also believe in the manual it says to close the front vent(slide up) to vent to the inside of the face shield. I have used both positions,...
Forum: Canada 10-25-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22,596
Views: 2,429,388
Posted By TorontoBrit
"fake" handicapped

Yes I know there are handicaps that are not visible, but every person I see parking at Lombard and Victoria with a handicapped pass looks perfectly healthy to me. There are a least a dozen cars...
Forum: Canada 10-24-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22,596
Views: 2,429,388
Posted By TorontoBrit
Parking

Not sure if it has been mentioned: starting a week or so ago there are now 300 motorcycle only parking spots downtown, article and map:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,881
Posted By TorontoBrit
Receipt

Don't know if US parking receipts are the same as up in Canada, but ours are perforated down the middle. You can keep one half as proof of purchase and slip the other half somewhere on the bike. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,257
Posted By TorontoBrit
Charging

I am the perfect candidate for an electric vehicle, either car or motorcycle: I live and work downtown, with my commute less than 10kms. The problem is that pretty much no condo building in Toronto...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 1,352
Views: 274,253
Posted By TorontoBrit
The 2006 SE is a satin white paint job, so gloss...

The 2006 SE is a satin white paint job, so gloss white would be a repaint on a 2004, as I am pretty sure it wasn't offered from the factory.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,223
Posted By TorontoBrit
Ohlins

I got my Ohlins from a vendor here, Ohlinspro:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922236

Great guy to deal with, also offers brands, so talk to them and they will match up your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By TorontoBrit
Canada Post/USPS

Most people buying stuff across the border just look at the shipping charge from the seller. UPS usually wins out. By the time you add brokerage fees, duty etc it will be higher than the original...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,307
Posted By TorontoBrit
Other way

I went from a 2012 GSA to a 2004 GSA, and wouldn't go back. I recently did an hour and a half demo ride on the new LC GS and certainly wouldn't swap my bike for it. The LC GSA is over $30,000 CDN...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 16,796
Posted By TorontoBrit
Loosen them

I rode in +100 degree heat for a week or so, during the first day my feet were burning. I undid the straps and my feet were cooler, but I didn't like the fact my boots might come off in an accident....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By TorontoBrit
Wunderlich USA

Here you go:

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8110400.html
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By TorontoBrit
Russell???

Why not try a Russell Day Long seat??? I have one I use when touring, it is like a double tractor seat. VERY comfy, I have done 4500kms in 4 days on it with no butt pain at all. It is probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 168,847
Posted By TorontoBrit
No-one else???

The thing I find surprising is that no-one else has stepped up to do it, with fund raising sites like Kickstarter, GoPro with drones, and reality shows running endlessly on tv.
There has got to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By TorontoBrit
UKGSer also has an airheads section, Steptoe is...

UKGSer also has an airheads section, Steptoe is also on that website a lot.

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?51-Airheads
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By TorontoBrit
How about using a 3.5mm cable from the phone to...

How about using a 3.5mm cable from the phone to the headset, you won't need to use the Bluetooth, but you will be wired rather than wireless. The phone should think the cable is earbuds. Or try...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,553
Posted By TorontoBrit
Unscented baby wipes, come in a nice plastic...

Unscented baby wipes, come in a nice plastic container to keep in your tank bag, then a microfiber cloth to dry. Works great, reusable until pretty grungy, then toss and grab another one.
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