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Forum: Canada 06-24-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
Thanks. Yes, been reading that one as well as...

Thanks. Yes, been reading that one as well as others. Sorry, I don't want to turn this into a trip planning thread. If any of you have done the trip, maybe drop me a PM.

Mike
Forum: Canada 06-24-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
TLH Trip Planning from Ottawa

Hi Everyone:

Finally considering the Trans Labrador Highway (either this fall or maybe next year). Looking at a route from Ottawa and going CW. I have been gathering info and ride reports but...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 12:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,296
Posted By dialdn
As mentioned in another post, turn the key on and...

As mentioned in another post, turn the key on and let the bike finish its checks before hitting the starter button. If you don't, it defaults to the odometer.

D
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By dialdn
I would worry less about the components reducing...

I would worry less about the components reducing the helmet's ability to protect against impact and maybe about the components contributing to additional rotational energy.

Either way, the cheap...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By dialdn
Removed clutch switch again and reinstalled. ...

Removed clutch switch again and reinstalled. Plugged in a GS-911 and it showed a clutch switch fault but that may have occurred when I was trying to reset it. I cleared the faults and it did not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By dialdn
If this is the case would the bike not stall ...

If this is the case would the bike not stall when I put it in gear? Bike drives fine.

D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By dialdn
Yes, it clicks.

Yes, it clicks.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By dialdn
Bike doesn't start in first gear, ok in N

09 GSA. Bike won't start in first gear. Fine in neutral. Adjusted clutch switch, tried to connect the 2 pins and still no luck. Previously it was intermittent and happened more when cold. Now it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By dialdn
I just had the same problem with my 09 GSA. I did...

I just had the same problem with my 09 GSA. I did the clutch adjustment but it didn't solve it for me. My problem was that it would not start in gear when cold or would delay a few seconds. However,...
Forum: Canada 07-31-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
You are probably SOL. I had to go to...

You are probably SOL. I had to go to DualSportPlus from my Klim Badlands Pro.

D
Forum: Canada 07-19-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
Garmin 660

I am looking at a second GPS. Thinking of a Garmin 660. Any recommended local shops beyond the typical big box store?

D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,739
Posted By dialdn
I have always had this issue and have seen it on...

I have always had this issue and have seen it on other non-bmw bikes as well. I run 38 PSI in the front as opposed to 35-36 and I do notice it has been less pronounced than my last Anakee 2 front. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,441
Views: 239,350
Posted By dialdn
You can also use ReviveX which you can find at...

You can also use ReviveX which you can find at MEC. I bought some here in Ottawa.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By dialdn
Just bought a Badlands Pro suit month ago. Pricey...

Just bought a Badlands Pro suit month ago. Pricey but doesn't even come close to the Olympia AST I used for 3 years. I wish I had bought it sooner. Should last me quite awhile.

D
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 879
Posted By dialdn
I had an AST jacket for 3 years. Never leaked....

I had an AST jacket for 3 years. Never leaked. Had ranger then airglide pants. Both were fine as well.

D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By dialdn
Installed my second one on a friend's 2011 GSA. ...

Installed my second one on a friend's 2011 GSA. Routed it under the left tank and secured just below the beak near bike temp probe.

D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,686
Posted By dialdn
So, I set the valves to .16 and .31. The engine...

So, I set the valves to .16 and .31. The engine feels much nicer. Revs more freely! I did another throttle balance and it stayed at zero from 2000 RPM all the way up to 4500 RPM (still running at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,686
Posted By dialdn
Thanks Jim. Excellent job on the DVD. Sorry about...

Thanks Jim. Excellent job on the DVD. Sorry about the silly/simple questions :-)

Btw, I tried adjusting this evening (without resetting the throttle tension) using the GS-911 to lock the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,686
Posted By dialdn
I had done that originally but decided to try it...

I had done that originally but decided to try it at or near the speed I travel based on threads I read. I will try it again this evening at 3000. I don't want to pop the valve covers again unless I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,686
Posted By dialdn
I had synched it at 3500 RPM previously but this...

I had synched it at 3500 RPM previously but this past time I synched it at 4500 which is my more typical cruising RPM. I accept there is some inherent vibration. I just want to make sure I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 08:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,686
Posted By dialdn
Throttle body synch (harmonizer and GS-911)

I have been searching the threads and cannot find a definitive answer so I am posting this new one.

I have an 09 GSA (30,000 kms) and recently did a valve adjustment (as per JVB DVD :D ). I then...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,516
Posted By dialdn
I use 303 Aerospace protectant if/when I clean....

I use 303 Aerospace protectant if/when I clean. Brings back the black plastics and makes bug removal a little easier.

D
Forum: Canada 05-11-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,109
Posted By dialdn
I have had my Badlands Pro for a week from...

I have had my Badlands Pro for a week from DualSportPlus.

The Badlands Pro is great. I have had an Olympia AST for 3 seasons with Airglide pants. Worked ok but armor was never sitting quite in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 27,330
Posted By dialdn
I installed mine so the riser came out at about...

I installed mine so the riser came out at about 45 degress (6'2"). I wanted reasonable level arms when sitting and better access when standing. Just had to move throttle cable under the bar which...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,436
Posted By dialdn
6'2" - 200 lbs (42 chest). XL Olympia AST and 36...

6'2" - 200 lbs (42 chest). XL Olympia AST and 36 air glide pants (wear 34 by 34 jeans, 35" in seam). Nice fit for 3 seasons. Klim Badlands Pro on order. :-)

D
Forum: Canada 04-17-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
Our interview today from CTV Morning Live. They...

Our interview today from CTV Morning Live. They got the URL wrong - http://riderawarenessday.ca

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Forum: Canada 04-16-2012, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By dialdn
Just as a follow-up. We will be on CTV Ottawa...

Just as a follow-up. We will be on CTV Ottawa Morning Live Tuesday April 17th at 7:40 AM to talk about Rider Awareness Day.

We are getting some broad support across a number of rider groups and...
Forum: Canada 04-10-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
Hi all: Check out this thread...

Hi all:

Check out this thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=780562) about Rider Awareness Day in Ottawa, April 28 2012.

Love to see you out and about.

D
Forum: Canada 04-10-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 731
Posted By dialdn
Thumb April 28, 2012 - Rider Awareness Day in Ottawa

Hi everyone:

Many of us have been working towards greater rider awareness in the Ottawa area. Please join us April 28, 2012 by just going for ride in the Ottawa area that day. The support for...
Forum: Canada 04-08-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
Thanks for posting. Good of them to put up those...

Thanks for posting. Good of them to put up those signs. Riding this time of year can really destroy trails for not only this season but the next as well.

D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2012, 12:47 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 64,829
Posted By dialdn
Perfect and the one to the left of that slot in...

Perfect and the one to the left of that slot in the pic is the "U" shaped one, correct?

D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 64,829
Posted By dialdn
Excellent thread! I have just purchased a...

Excellent thread!

I have just purchased a top case for my GSA (already have 2 side cases).

I have the lock ready with 5 of the 8 slots with 1's and 2's. (which I assume is enough)

Just to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
Posted By dialdn
I have an 09 GSA with LED tail light and factory...

I have an 09 GSA with LED tail light and factory alarm. Had no issues with the install (P3 w/voltmeter).

D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 75,870
Posted By dialdn
I have run a booster plug for almost a year. I...

I have run a booster plug for almost a year. I would not call it a performance enhancement device but rather performance "refinement". I find the throttle response much smoother and far less...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 969
Posted By dialdn
I have a GSA and am considering a WR250R for some...

I have a GSA and am considering a WR250R for some of the single track trails. However, the GSA is NOT leaving my stable.

D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,993
Posted By dialdn
This happens to me as well when I wash the bike...

This happens to me as well when I wash the bike or hit some rain. Not every time, but sometimes. I would guess it is nothing more than that and not give it a second thought. Mine bike actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,761
Posted By dialdn
Does the Ohlins system adjust preload? D

Does the Ohlins system adjust preload?

D
Forum: Canada 03-09-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
I would agree with that point. I think that BMW...

I would agree with that point. I think that BMW owners would be the last group I would call fair weather riders. HD and sport bikes (in general) tend to be more selective with their outings. However,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,247
Posted By dialdn
I had 55 W HIDs in my GSA. I pulled them out...

I had 55 W HIDs in my GSA. I pulled them out because I was getting flashed too much. I tried being an oncoming vehicle and can see the issue on approach as well as passing with the light spillage. ...
Forum: Canada 01-09-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 9,413
Views: 620,635
Posted By dialdn
Not a fan of the Ottawa show as it is mostly a...

Not a fan of the Ottawa show as it is mostly a show for a single Ottawa owner. However, I would like to see the new venue.

I was planning on going to show to see a Ural. However, Wheelsport has...
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