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Forum: Canada 06-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,632
Posted By L Rider
Haven't tried Budd's, lots of traffic between...

Haven't tried Budd's, lots of traffic between Oakville and where I am however that may be the best solution........
Forum: Canada 06-27-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,632
Posted By L Rider
Am fairly new to Toronto and thought I would...

Am fairly new to Toronto and thought I would renew this thread as after searching it is the only thread I found on Toronto BMW service.

Any advice on where to get good service appreciated, I am...
Forum: Canada 08-24-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By L Rider
Cheers and thanks........

Cheers and thanks........
Forum: Canada 08-23-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By L Rider
Thanks Shane the big map in your sig is...

Thanks Shane the big map in your sig is great..........lots of options there :beer
Forum: Canada 08-23-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By L Rider
Day Trips from Toronto

Just moved to Toronto from Ottawa. If anyone is inclined to share their favourite day trip from Toronto I would be grateful.....

Cheers and thanks...............Rod
Forum: Vendors 12-19-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 83,602
Posted By L Rider
Just to update on the pants: I took them to my...

Just to update on the pants: I took them to my local tailor and for $20 had him remove the elastic from the elastic panel in the rear waist. He did a great job, you would never know it had been...
Forum: Vendors 12-13-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 83,602
Posted By L Rider
Thumb Good advice here............thank you

Good advice here............thank you
Forum: Vendors 12-11-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 83,602
Posted By L Rider
Thoughts.....

My suit (gray) arrived this week, here are few thoughts:

-I had seen the suit at the MBWMOA rally in Bloomsburg (where I bought it) and therefore had a reasonable idea as to what was coming, must...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By L Rider
That's about it. 07 GSA for me. I start...

That's about it. 07 GSA for me.

I start looking at 500km/300 miles.

Q.1 I believe yes.......but stand to be corrected. Also I think the computer holds a moving average even after reset.

Q.2 ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,744
Posted By L Rider
Georgia Sue, my true sweetie.......

Georgia Sue, my true sweetie.......
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,278
Posted By L Rider
.........that's the way I feel about my 07 GSA....

.........that's the way I feel about my 07 GSA. In fairness, if I had an 08, I would probably feel the same way!!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,191
Posted By L Rider
On the rear of my 07 GSA I am using P3 lights and...

On the rear of my 07 GSA I am using P3 lights and I am very happy with them.

I just did a cross country trip with a friend who has Clearwater Lights on the front of his RT, the Glendas (they are...
Forum: Vendors 08-04-2010, 04:40 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,101
Posted By L Rider
State and Province Stickers

Money sent via paypal today.

Many thanks........
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,287
Posted By L Rider
"The poster in Canada that had the work done must...

"The poster in Canada that had the work done must have only gotten the original recall (2008) work done."


...........although my bike was not covered by the 2008 recall. I verified that very...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,287
Posted By L Rider
Hi Phil. We have the same practice with written...

Hi Phil. We have the same practice with written notices, but it takes a while for them to be sent. I have noticed on previous recalls that the VIN database, a least here in Canada, is updated well...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,287
Posted By L Rider
Although I have not received a notice in the...

Although I have not received a notice in the mail, the Canadian VIN database as verified by my dealer requires my 07 GSA (build date June 07) to have the brake recall completed.

I checked this at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,273
Posted By L Rider
Admittedly most of my riding is highway at say...

Admittedly most of my riding is highway at say 120 to 125 kph, but I have never registered better than 6.0L per 100km on my 07 GSA.......
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By L Rider
Congrats on the great ride. You will love it!!

Congrats on the great ride. You will love it!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 471
Posted By L Rider
The battery is notoriously wonky, you will find...

The battery is notoriously wonky, you will find many similar posts.

My 07 GSA battery died after 2 years.......

My inclination is always to minimize any constant draw on the battery.

Good...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2010, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,448
Posted By L Rider
I had the same experience (07 GSA) and it was my...

I had the same experience (07 GSA) and it was my battery. Replaced under warranty at the 23 month mark, no questions asked........

Good luck!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2010, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,485
Posted By L Rider
Many years ago I participated in a self defence...

Many years ago I participated in a self defence class for border guards.

The hardest rib cracking chest punch I have ever taken in my life was from a 5'1" 100 pound woman. I was bruised for days,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2010, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,194
Posted By L Rider
Pretty much 38/42 all the time...........

Pretty much 38/42 all the time...........
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,355
Posted By L Rider
Extraordinary!!!

.........too cool for words.
:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,018
Posted By L Rider
This is my experience as well. Anakee 1...

This is my experience as well.

Anakee 1 about 12k miles. Tourance (non EXP) as much as 18K miles.

Anakee 2's apparently last longer than the 1's.......you might try a search on the 2's there...
Forum: Ride reports 01-01-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 66,427
Posted By L Rider
Outstanding........

This makes me winsome for Australia, especially as I watch the snow accumulate out my window........

Thanks for sharing your adventure.
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 30,551
Posted By L Rider
Excellent!

This is a great ride and a great report.

As we winter here in Canada, this makes me winsome for the hot weather in Australia, which I have enjoyed more than once........

Thanks.......
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2009, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By L Rider
Nazgul glad you came through unhurt. One of...

Nazgul glad you came through unhurt.

One of the Ironbutt greats, Marty Leir (an inmate here), tells the story of going offroad into a farmers field at full speed. His GS got banged up, but he just...
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By L Rider
Well done!!!! Many thanks......

Well done!!!! Many thanks......
Forum: Ride reports 11-28-2009, 02:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,024
Posted By L Rider
Thanks for sharing. Glad you are still out!!! ...

Thanks for sharing. Glad you are still out!!!
:wave
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2009, 01:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,812
Posted By L Rider
Pissed Hit and Run Kills Motorcyclist

The car driver ran over the guy after he laid down his bike to avoid colliding. Then took off......

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/kills+motorcyclist/2277684/story.html

What cowardice.

I...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,018
Posted By L Rider
You would think maybe a warning might be in...

You would think maybe a warning might be in order, $300 is steep.

In any event, it's nice to see a father-son ride.

Thanks for sharing.........
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By L Rider
Great shots, thanks for sharing!!!

Great shots, thanks for sharing!!!
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2009, 08:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,315
Posted By L Rider
My thumbs freeze up after long periods at highway...

My thumbs freeze up after long periods at highway speeds. Only gloves (I currently use Gerbings T5) can remedy this for me.

Plugging in can be a bit of a pain, and yes the gloves are a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By L Rider
+1. Covers my BMW side and top cases.........has...

+1. Covers my BMW side and top cases.........has stood up to lots of abuse and packs small.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2009, 09:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,402
Posted By L Rider
Initial break-in is important. You are an...

Initial break-in is important. You are an experienced rider/owner so you know what to do.

When I got my last bike (07 GSA) I programmed a 'fun' ride into my GPS covering off lots of different...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2009, 05:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,150
Posted By L Rider
For simple things like tire and oil changes my...

For simple things like tire and oil changes my experience is that most dealers will do that while you wait. Moto Internationale in Montreal even did the antenna ring swap, with no advance...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2009, 05:59 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,819
Posted By L Rider
I am in Canada and had the fuel pump recall done...

I am in Canada and had the fuel pump recall done yesterday on my 07 GSA.

I also finally agreed to a long outstanding software upgrade (I had delayed, being concerned about risk). The bike seemed...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By L Rider
I bought my first GS (my first bike) in 02. A...

I bought my first GS (my first bike) in 02. A nice blue /white R1150GS.

In 07 I traded it in for an 07 GSA, mainly to get the extra tank size (although I really like the improved wind protection....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2009, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,584
Posted By L Rider
I use the Aerostich Ultralight cover. ...

I use the Aerostich Ultralight cover. /www.aerostich.com/aerostich-ultralight-bike-covers.html

It will cover my 07 GSA with sidecases and topcase on, no problem.

It packs small.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,862
Posted By L Rider
Sweet bikes in this thread............

Sweet bikes in this thread............
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