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Old 08-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #8356
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Dead BMW (for a couple minutes)

Finally made it home. Nice drive from TBay to Dryden with light traffic. Made sure we made a couple of stops to hydrate. Stopped in Ignace at the community center.

Got all the gear on in the 30 degree heat and just as we were about to leave Denise says "my bike is dead". Oh oh, that would be the first time that bike has even come close to letting us down. I went over to it and sure as krap not a single thing.

Stripped all the stuff from it opened up the seat, and hooked up the GS911 and nothing at all. I thinks "the GS 911 needs power so it has to be the battery".

Undid the 6 screws (WTF BMW) that it takes to peel back the layer to find the battery. Everything looked ok so gave the cables the traditional wiggle and they seemed ok but they Denise says "there is a light on your GS thingy". Really it is just going to be a loose cable?

I went and got a suitable BMW adjustment wrench (6 in crescent wrench) and tightened the positive end that seemed to be already tight but when I went to tighten the negative end I found that it was at least 3 turns loose. Once I tightened it up turned the key and it was alive.

Put it all back together and we were on the road. Took a few minutes off the ride time and a few grey hairs trying to figure out how we were going to get a dead bike home but once again realize the importance of some basic tools that fit your bike are a need for any ride no matter how new or fancy your bike is.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #8357
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Hmmm...is that the one that tipped over sun morn. maybe jiggled something loose,lol
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:31 PM   #8358
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Hmmm...is that the one that tipped over sun morn. maybe jiggled something loose,lol
Yup, think you may be on to something, but someone was trying to forget that so it was to never be talked about again. You do realize that was all my fault for not parking it in gear ha ha

Good to meet you, good times.
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Old 08-26-2013, 05:35 PM   #8359
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Old 08-26-2013, 07:05 PM   #8360
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Shit, I was just there today.

What's your loc and sched?
pretty much medical crap tomorrow, followed by a 6am flight hom on wednesday.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:10 PM   #8361
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Vbr

Had a great time at the VBR meeting many new ADV people and riding new 'to me' roads and swimming in Superior.
The highlight for me was watching the trials on Saturday. Amazing skills those guys and gals have.
As was said we had a very hot ride from Duluth to T-Bay with the cool spots along Superior a welcome bit of relief. Nice of NorthRider to ride down and escort us back into Canada. Great to see you Feliz.
I got an early start today from the camp ground leaving Mr & Mrs BackRoader still snoozing. Ran into a lot of fog west of T-Bay for about 70km but the temps were around 18 so it was good. Once the fog burnt off the heat came back. 30c when I got to the cottage.
Looking forward to the next VBR.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:28 PM   #8362
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Had a great time at the VBR meeting many new ADV people and riding new 'to me' roads and swimming in Superior.
The highlight for me was watching the trials on Saturday. Amazing skills those guys and gals have.
As was said we had a very hot ride from Duluth to T-Bay with the cool spots along Superior a welcome bit of relief. Nice of NorthRider to ride down and escort us back into Canada. Great to see you Feliz.
I got an early start today from the camp ground leaving Mr & Mrs BackRoader still snoozing. Ran into a lot of fog west of T-Bay for about 70km but the temps were around 18 so it was good. Once the fog burnt off the heat came back. 30c when I got to the cottage.
Looking forward to the next VBR.
Wish I could've been there...still not in the mood for any kind of distance on the KLR yet though. Was up to 34c again today and very, very damp
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:28 PM   #8363
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #8364
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Camp Canada, Thanks guys for setting this up!!!


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Dr Cool in da bar, thanks to whomever took this pic, I was getting full, lol
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #8365
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Dr Cool in da bar, thanks to whomever took this pic, I was getting full, lol
Ha ha that was me, notice how I framed the gals as being sufficiently bored to be "vbrally tested"


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Old 08-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #8366
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Ya, I guess I mighta realized this as I stoled it from your VBR post but im a bottle of wine in from my return home and need some sleep.....nights shift tomorrow, back to reality..........till fall colours, yea
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:32 AM   #8367
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Time to start clearing stuff I am not using. (I also listed my Klim Latitude riding gear on the Canadian Flea Market http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=549301&page=3)

I have a couple of Heideneau Scout K60 M&S tires for sale. Cost to much to ship so selling "local"

The rear is a 150-70-17 and is from my F800GS. I bought the tire in Vancouver past year and it has the return trip km on them (3000-3500?). The last tire i had like this i was able to get 20000k out of and that included Alaska so I would say there is a lot of time left on this tire.

They are currently list at $234 at dualsport, and is about 25% used so how about $150 no tax no levy no shipping
The front is a 90-90 21 that is brand new and never been installed. They go for $115 new at DualSport, how about $100 no tax no levy no shipping

I can deliver to Winnipeg on Sept 8 or Thunder bay this Saturday. Cross posted to the Winnipeg page Don't be afraid to make an offer

Here is the tread remaining on the rear (the one behind it is NOT the new one.)

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Old 08-31-2013, 06:43 AM   #8368
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Has anyone else noticed irritating advertising popups on this site all of a sudden? (Try going to "Shiny Things" for instance)
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:30 AM   #8369
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Has anyone else noticed irritating advertising popups on this site all of a sudden? (Try going to "Shiny Things" for instance)
Haven't seen any popups here yet Ron.
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Haven't seen any popups here yet Ron.
I had popups enabled for this site, so my PM's would just come up. I'll re-enable the popup blocker in Firefox.
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