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Forum: The Garage Today, 03:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 35,223
Posted By Strawdog
Top deck about forty inches to highest point

Top deck about forty inches to highest point
Forum: Layin' down tracks Today, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Strawdog
I played with site https://trips.furkot.com for...

I played with site https://trips.furkot.com for planning route seems to have little better detail, I loaded Topo maps to Base Camp for Canada has allot more detail Never tried it but Google Earth can...
Forum: Layin' down tracks Today, 03:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Strawdog
I have 660 and have allot time invested in trying...

I have 660 and have allot time invested in trying to get things to work Usually just Google what I am trying to do.

What I will do down load GPX file to the SD card if it route I made edit it on...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Strawdog
Will do going to head up that way see how it goes...

Will do going to head up that way see how it goes worse case change plans will PM you Murfee if make it
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 781
Posted By Strawdog
I camp not to save money its because I like. When...

I camp not to save money its because I like. When I was younger had no choice.It was either camp or stay home. I now can afford hotels if on the F800GS tend to travel where there are no hotels.
...
Forum: Americas Yesterday, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Strawdog
Leaving Winnipeg on August 8 or earlier Main...

Leaving Winnipeg on August 8 or earlier Main reason concerned about smoke is my asthma I can spend some time in it but long term sucks. Don't want to spend holiday in hospital.

This is last place...
Forum: Americas 07-25-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 180
Posted By Strawdog
Yellowknife NWT Fires

Heading to Yellowknife shortly has anyone rode up there with all the fires going on ? Trying figure out how bad it is on the highway with all the smoke
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By Strawdog
Hard to trouble shoot via internet but I would...

Hard to trouble shoot via internet but I would check battery voltage/electrolyte level

Ground cable where it connects to frame

So this a 2014 ? Is it convenient to get to a dealer. By...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Strawdog
Looked at pic the aft fastener sure looks like a...

Looked at pic the aft fastener sure looks like a stainless The one that forward plain steel I have a 2012 F800GS hardware same thing Pulled a couple to check no corrosion but bolts had similar look...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-22-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 559
Posted By Strawdog
Cool2 For the living out door thing I always love it...

For the living out door thing I always love it except when I bought cheap a tent many years ago. I find sleep better not sure if the outdoor thing or not dealing with reality

Being away for...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 35,223
Posted By Strawdog
Built this one a few years ago kinda copied a...

Built this one a few years ago kinda copied a Snap Lift idea deck is 1/4 steel
from steel place use consider scrap rest heavy wall square steel.

Was able to trade 40 oz bottle of whiskey for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-22-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By Strawdog
Locktite blue/permatec can leave a white residue...

Locktite blue/permatec can leave a white residue when you un thread bolt pictures would help
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,668
Posted By Strawdog
Cry Touratech had at one time at there Seattle...

Touratech had at one time at there Seattle location loaner they could send to try it out. I bought there low comfort seat after going to Seattle and sat on one.

It work for me Trying to find a...
Forum: Canada 07-06-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14,699
Views: 773,325
Posted By Strawdog
Highway 5 facing north hit lots flooded roads on...

Highway 5 facing north hit lots flooded roads on ride last couple of days
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Strawdog
Laugh F800GS is first bike I owned with a fuel gauge...

F800GS is first bike I owned with a fuel gauge first thought was cool back to keeping mental note my in head as last fill up
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By Strawdog
Attached picture fuel pump and filter For...

Attached picture fuel pump and filter For changing miles to KM I sure has to done by BMW software via a computer or GS-911 . As for oil my bike new came with 10W-40 synthetic I run 30 C temps and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Strawdog
I did that route last year gas was never an issue...

I did that route last year gas was never an issue MSR bottle will be fine
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-30-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By Strawdog
I have one my F800GS bike never over heated no...

I have one my F800GS bike never over heated no issues White Rim Trail in Moab 103 F

If its really needed not sure but on the other hand was cheaper than a rad.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-30-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,716
Posted By Strawdog
Since your not travelling in isolated area bring...

Since your not travelling in isolated area bring what you want or visit Walmart on the road. I weighed all my stuff when I go north with weight gear plus bags like to keep around 80 pounds not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-29-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,477
Posted By Strawdog
Had same issue but was bent rim , Only other...

Had same issue but was bent rim , Only other thing it is possible to to have chords in tire broken. I have had purchased tires once that were defective of the shelf .
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Strawdog
Just a side note my dealer told me if I changed...

Just a side note my dealer told me if I changed oil myself as long as it was BMW filter approved oil they said go ahead, was not that worried about myself so left for them.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 577
Posted By Strawdog
Talk to a broker there have changes recently from...

Talk to a broker there have changes recently from the DOT in United States that has affected us here in Canada whether importing/ exporting vehicles.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-26-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By Strawdog
Ran into same thing in Winnipeg next dealer 840...

Ran into same thing in Winnipeg next dealer 840 mile away. BMW shop here treats me great let them knew were bike was at was over. Had no issues at the time gave my a good look made sure everything...
Forum: Canada 06-26-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Strawdog
its paved to Thompson

its paved to Thompson
Forum: Canada 06-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By Strawdog
Roads up north are fair to good friends drive up...

Roads up north are fair to good friends drive up there all the time for firefighting. Last time I drove Thompson road fair to good. There are no roads that are in Manitoba that make to Hudson Bay.
...
Forum: Americas 06-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Strawdog
Laugh I rode from Winnipeg up the Dempster Hwy to Top...

I rode from Winnipeg up the Dempster Hwy to Top of the World Highway, Denali Hwy Anchorage through BC to Seattle back to Winnipeg on new K60 they made entire trip with tread to spare
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-05-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,262
Posted By Strawdog
Check put this You Tube video for alternate fuel...

Check put this You Tube video for alternate fuel pump replacement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAVYghrAlYc&feature=youtu.be
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By Strawdog
In my area there have been courses put on by...

In my area there have been courses put on by colleges/university just took one for kayaking was great and affordable.

We have trades college nearby they do have small engines, automobile and stuff...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-19-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,913
Posted By Strawdog
318832

318832
Forum: Americas 05-14-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Strawdog
If your heading west on US 2 through North...

If your heading west on US 2 through North Dakota/ Montana starting at Rugby ND to about Wolf Point Montana and as far south as Sturgis SD. Hotels can be hard to get because of the oil boom in that...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,753
Posted By Strawdog
Have done trip couple of times roads in 2012 were...

Have done trip couple of times roads in 2012 were in good shape better than were I live. :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-30-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,392
Posted By Strawdog
We can start a thread which is the best color for...

We can start a thread which is the best color for a motorcycle ?

Kinda reminds me of our pilots arguing about fixing airplanes when 99% don't what a wrench even looks like. :1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-29-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,392
Posted By Strawdog
Ran synthetic since new as per BMW recommends...

Ran synthetic since new as per BMW recommends Castrol Power 1 10W-40 or 15W- 40 for 2012 F800GS which is fully synthetic.


Mineral oil is like trying use a 8 track cassette in your I Pod. We...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-27-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,845
Posted By Strawdog
My 2012 F800GS tool tube

My 2012 F800GS tool tube
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,552
Posted By Strawdog
My allergies kick in its sucks. I try to take ...

My allergies kick in its sucks. I try to take meds couple hours before I ride on road trips first sign start taking them as prescribed.

I live in the prairies so dust pollen always an issue , I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-22-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By Strawdog
When i bought my F800GS it took a couple of...

When i bought my F800GS it took a couple of months to get warranty card :1drink
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Strawdog
I order a lot of parts from Spruce Aircraft...

I order a lot of parts from Spruce Aircraft Supply I have good service from them. Link below for 111 hose we used this in the bush theory was stand up better on gravel runways or make your runway. ...
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Strawdog
On low pressure brake system which J3 Cub has...

On low pressure brake system which J3 Cub has aircraft aluminum tubing is most common. Cessna, Piper's, Taylorcraft all use aluminum if built about 1950 up to today.

Are brakes you installed on ...
Forum: Americas 04-04-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Strawdog
I never had any issues using g-mail travel quite...

I never had any issues using g-mail travel quite a bit. Our pilots a lot them use g mail they are everywhere never heard of them having issues.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,048
Posted By Strawdog
Why not contact Canada Customs ...

Why not contact Canada Customs
http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/do-rb/menu-eng.html

I have a few times for vehicles when did on my own they were most of the time very helpful. When we have more...
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