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Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,400
Posted By TorontoBrit
fit

I tried this on at my dealer last night. I wear an Arai XD4 size 59-60. The BMW I tried on was a 58-59. It is super light, visibility is really good, and seemed to fit really well. The one thing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,400
Posted By TorontoBrit
Quick change shield

Do any of these new DS helmets(BMW, NEXX, Touratech etc...) have the "normal" full face quick release for the visor(face shield)? Or do you have to unscrew bolts like my current XD4?????
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,995
Posted By TorontoBrit
Cardo Scala Q3

I have the Cardo Scala Q3 team set (two). It does everything you asked for. Comes with speakers but you can use ear buds if you like, aux input. am/fm etc...

The one thing I would suggest is a...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,152
Posted By TorontoBrit
No Poles

How about one of these:
http://heimplanet.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/2/image/700x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/v/a/van_endert_heimplanet_09_2014_x9a4367_final.jpg

...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By TorontoBrit
Pro Pilot

Check in vendors:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861653

I got Ohlins for my 1150 GSA, it will be more than $1000, but not by much! Call let him know what you are looking for and he...
Forum: Canada 05-28-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By TorontoBrit
Since the OP asked for accommodations in Metro...

Since the OP asked for accommodations in Metro Toronto, dealing with all of that is a given. If they didn't want to deal with all the issues with a major city they wouldn't be coming to Toronto. ...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By TorontoBrit
Actually parking downtown for bikes is free,...

Actually parking downtown for bikes is free, anywhere on the street there is metered parking. Not private lots. As for accommodations depending on the style and location if you want something...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,815
Posted By TorontoBrit
I got them from here: ...

I got them from here:
http://www.zipperfixer.com/
They are really easy to attach, I got the large.

http://www.zipperfixer.com/Images/both-final_small.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,815
Posted By TorontoBrit
Technique

I replaced the zipper pull on my Rallye suit and my Tourshell, then had the replacement break too. I finally figured out the problem: when zipping it up at the top I usually press up with my thumb on...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 783
Posted By TorontoBrit
Even Bestbuy carries them

Should be able to find a cleaning kit at any electronics store:...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By TorontoBrit
Canada

I believe in Canada, at least Ontario, ECE and Snell were recently added to DOT as acceptable a couple of years ago. I tried on the BMW Enduro at my dealer and thought the Arai XD4 felt more...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,943
Posted By TorontoBrit
Focal length

If you use Lightroom you can filter all your photos by focal length. I was in the market for a new lens and the results were surprising. I have an 18-200 Nikon lens: 50% 18mm, up to 50mm I was near...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,993
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: 751
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: 1,993
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: 1,993
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: 797
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: 1,511
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: 1,822
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: 3,270
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: 1,121
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: 3,203
Posted By TorontoBrit
Yes

Yes no problem.
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 18,100
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: 182
Views: 16,644
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: 467
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: 4,885
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: 3,270
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: 2,162
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: 2,200
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: 22,686
Views: 2,465,933
Posted By TorontoBrit
Signed.

Signed.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22,686
Views: 2,465,933
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: 3,513
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: 14,473
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: 4,621
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: 1,927
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: 3,651
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: 1,927
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: 22,686
Views: 2,465,933
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: 22,686
Views: 2,465,933
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: 2,008
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...
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