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Forum: Canada 06-24-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4,901
Views: 356,980
Posted By Steve Young
Offroad plate / liability insurance question

Hey guys, girls,

Looking for some info, as not used to laws in Alberta. I have recently got hold of an old 1973 Honda TL trials bike. It is now running and I'm wanting to take it out to Mclean...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,901
Views: 356,980
Posted By Steve Young
Dry Clutch

Remember the Gs has a dry clutch. If your not used to them you will find you will stall the bike regularly when you first ride it. Add to that the weight and seat height. It can be a problem,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By Steve Young
Kahedo

I'm a short arse like yourself. The BMW low seat is like sitting on a plank of wood, I bought the bike with it on. Tried a Corbin extra low, its like sitting on a horse saddle, lower but splays out...
Forum: Trials 01-02-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,079
Posted By Steve Young
Hello Dave.

Good find !
I have not done the fork seals yet, but they do not look like they would be too much of a problem. I did replace the gasket when I cleaned the oil filter. My cases looked like they...
Forum: Trials 11-25-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,079
Posted By Steve Young
Update over last few weeks and some help needed

So I have now done the following on the wee TL over the last month or so

New clutch, brake and throttle cables
New brake shoes / springs front and rear
New points
New chain and sprockets...
Forum: Trials 10-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,079
Posted By Steve Young
Hey Garthe, Funny you mentioned it. But I...

Hey Garthe,

Funny you mentioned it. But I also have a 3 1/2 yr old daughter who is desperate to get on a bike, my son has just turned 1yr. I'am planning to get one of those Oset electric trial...
Forum: Trials 10-20-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,079
Posted By Steve Young
Ha ha

Garthe,

I have been looking for one of these or similar vintage , TY, Cota, Sherpa T , Alpina, RL, KT for a few years now. They do crop up, but I was looking for one locally and scored a good...
Forum: Trials 10-20-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,079
Posted By Steve Young
Thanks TLtrials , Appreciate all the info....

Thanks TLtrials ,

Appreciate all the info.
Ebay and various other outlets have been getting a serious hitting the past few days :D I'm actually looking forwards to snow and -30's in Calgary...
Forum: Trials 10-19-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,079
Posted By Steve Young
Thanks for the replies guys. ...

Thanks for the replies guys.



TLtrials that's a nice looking bike too. Few questions. I hope you don't mind.

What levers are those ? Is the clutch pull better than standard (it's not...
Forum: Canada 10-19-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Steve Young
Thanks

Thanks guys,

Will check them out. Don't know how serious I'm gonna get again. I've been off trials bikes for about 26 yrs !!!! Last one I had was a 76 Bultaco Sherpa T , 250. Sold it to buy my...
Forum: Canada 10-18-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,413
Posted By Steve Young
Eh , It's actually ma real name :D

Eh , It's actually ma real name :D
Forum: Canada 10-18-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Steve Young
Thanks

Cheers Taff, will do......
Forum: Canada 10-18-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,290
Posted By Steve Young
Trials bike helmet & boots

As it says,

Anyone got any leads for Trials gear outlets, dealers in Canada or even the US of A for that matter. Just picked up an old 4 -stroker TL 125 and needin some gear.

Cheers Steve
Forum: Trials 10-18-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,079
Posted By Steve Young
Honda TL 125, 1974

Hello there,

I just picked up one of these and it is in pretty good shape and looks like it is original. Any tips, hints, parts leads or general info, bullshit appreciated.

Regards Steve
Forum: Canada 07-11-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,642
Posted By Steve Young
Bike licence

Sorry to throw a spanner in the works but you may find that you have to sit your bike licence again. I immigrated 6yrs ago to Calgary, Alberta, and my bike licence was not recognised there. Car...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,015
Posted By Steve Young
Tights

Eh, yes i do mean ladies tights under yer jeans :nod Cheapity cheap. Nuff said. Unless yer talking sub zero temps.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Steve Young
Goody Goody

I'm running full Remus system, high flow filter and large intake snorkel albeit on a 1200gs.

My settings are:
Green= 1
Yellow= 4
Red= 4
Blue-Green= 6
Blue-Yellow= 6
Base setting Blue-Red= 6
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Steve Young
Glad to help

You might find now when you hook up the controller everything is Ok. If the throttle cable was unseated when you had the controller hooked up. You will get a fault code.
Do you have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2010, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By Steve Young
Pure Guess at this

Check your throttle cables are not unseated at the junction box where they all go together. Cant remember what the proper name for it is. Likely you unseated one when you were wiring up the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By Steve Young
Now making for GS

:D Just as a follow up, if anyone interested

I just checked their web site and they are now being made for GSA and GS.

Will be ordering mine soon..
Forum: Canada 12-19-2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,314
Posted By Steve Young
Been there done that !

It's not worth it. I went through the same 4yrs ago when I immigrated. Had a zrx1100 that really really wanted to keep.
Like many have said bite the bullet and sell it. I ended up buying a GS1200....
Forum: Canada 12-13-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 39,665
Posted By Steve Young
Laugh Another possibly - maybe

Hi, Manxman

Please add me to the list. Been trying to do this for the past 3 yrs. Work away from home and a baby arriving have kept me away.
I am in country this year thou

Regards Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By Steve Young
ADV Designs engine bar extensions

Hi all,

Did a search and did not get the answer. Do these extensions also fit on standard GS original engine bars. Or only for GSADV. They were asking for a donor GS to try them on in one post....
Forum: Canada 09-19-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,000
Posted By Steve Young
Can't make it

Unable to go this year, as stuck on an oil rig in the middle of the North sea. Was at last years one in the afternoon. Good excuse to get out and have a bullshit and a beer (which is always good)...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Steve Young
Breaking in

My dealer told me, below 4000rpm for first 200km, then ride it like you stole it.
I did just that and no probs what so ever.
Mines an 06 GS1200.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,890
Posted By Steve Young
Controller differences

As far as I know the only difference in the new controller is a different sealing O-ring.
It is a 10 min job to remove and replace. Took mine out , packed the space and connection below with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2009, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By Steve Young
Thanks

Long tall, good report and pretty cool dog

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,612
Posted By Steve Young
Ghost

How can I tell which ring I have? My bike is an '07 GS, manufactured in October 2006.

You will find a small plastic cover under your ignition switch with 2 teeny weeny allen screws or torx screws...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,512
Posted By Steve Young
Guards

Pavement pounder, I'm in the same boat as you and have also been looking around. Wunderlich are doing a very similar addition it is also cheaper.
Anyone fitted any of these types? comments please. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,612
Posted By Steve Young
For piece of mind

just buy one as a spare, they are now reasonably cheap. Don't know what year your GS is but many are been replaced with new version under recall, serial number ending 247. Mines an 06 and had it...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Steve Young
Sure your right there

Don't you mean before 2008, my bikes a late 06 and I got the recall letter. Anyone know what the legal minimum distance headlight to turn signal actually is ? I'm sure there are heaps of bikes out...
Forum: Canada 02-28-2009, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Steve Young
Ah Ha !!!

Honestly Officer, I had no idea. I never recieved a recall letter, I will contact my local dealer ASAP :D
Forum: Canada 02-26-2009, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Steve Young
Signals

So does it look like shite ? do you really think you'd get pulled for still having the short ones. Are RCMP gonna be wastin their time pullin over GS riders to check !!
Forum: Canada 02-26-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 998
Posted By Steve Young
Ews

I never got a recall letter either. Bike was in for a service and they changed it.
Have you recently got a recall letter about the front turn signal stems being too short ?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,589
Posted By Steve Young
Talking Expensive

Expensive
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,351
Posted By Steve Young
My Thoughts

Possibly the fact that you fitted a K&N and are running with no muffler. My GS was glitchy with wide open throttle until I fitted wunderlich fuel controller. My set up prior to the computer was full...
Forum: Canada 12-09-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 843
Posted By Steve Young
Check this out

You will still have to drive to Calgary, but its an option, this has been arranged for the past few years successfully as far as I know.

http://anderwerks2.blogspot.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,651
Posted By Steve Young
Not trying to be smart

But why don't you hook up to your hitch with the back wheel, problem solved. Just need to lock your bars.
Maybe its not feasable.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2008, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By Steve Young
Thraap the nuts off it !!!

Enuff said !! My dealer actually told me to do it. No probs at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,353
Posted By Steve Young
Low seat

Hi, I bought my 06 GS1200, with the BMW low seat. Don't bother it's like sitting on a plank of wood, honestly a waste of money.
I tried a Corbin, but It was like sitting on a horse ie. wide at the...
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