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Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By TorontoBrit
Welding rod tube

I use this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_16914.jpg

Home Depot carries them, welding rod holder. Slightly longer...
Forum: Canada 11-25-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,005
Posted By TorontoBrit
TD Insurance

I switched from Riders Plus to TD Insurance (Meloche Monnex) and saved a huge amount of money. I don't know what their policy is on seasonal cancellations but I do know you can switch from one bike...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 22,432
Views: 2,370,491
Posted By TorontoBrit
Signed.

Signed.
Forum: Canada 11-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 22,432
Views: 2,370,491
Posted By TorontoBrit
Yes it is great, unfortunately it looks like it...

Yes it is great, unfortunately it looks like it is a precursor to pay parking. They are going to monitor it for a year while license plate entry is made available for payment. Then it looks like we...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,529
Posted By TorontoBrit
BMW option

BMW came out with "Frozen" paint on a few models a while ago, basically matt paint. Here are their cleaning/waxing instructions and products:
...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,905
Posted By TorontoBrit
scarf

I have been wearing mine for the last few weeks, about 5-10C here. Still haven't put the liner in, but I have a big gas tank and windshield to hide behind. One thing I don't believe I have heard...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,256
Posted By TorontoBrit
R1200s

It is an R1200S by Café Racer Dreams, CRD:

http://www.sometimesnothingisarealcoolhand.com/2014/03/custom-bmw-r1200s-by-cafe-racer-dreams/
...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By TorontoBrit
There is a pinlock available for the XD4

There is a pinlock available for the XD4
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,308
Posted By TorontoBrit
Internet radio

If you want to listen to local radio DJ's droning on use a male to male 3.5mm jack from your radio to your headset input jack(assuming it has one).
If you actually want to listen to music, there are...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,408
Posted By TorontoBrit
pinlock

As long as I am moving, with a pinlock it doesn't fog up. I also believe in the manual it says to close the front vent(slide up) to vent to the inside of the face shield. I have used both positions,...
Forum: Canada 10-25-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22,432
Views: 2,370,491
Posted By TorontoBrit
"fake" handicapped

Yes I know there are handicaps that are not visible, but every person I see parking at Lombard and Victoria with a handicapped pass looks perfectly healthy to me. There are a least a dozen cars...
Forum: Canada 10-24-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 22,432
Views: 2,370,491
Posted By TorontoBrit
Parking

Not sure if it has been mentioned: starting a week or so ago there are now 300 motorcycle only parking spots downtown, article and map:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,615
Posted By TorontoBrit
Receipt

Don't know if US parking receipts are the same as up in Canada, but ours are perforated down the middle. You can keep one half as proof of purchase and slip the other half somewhere on the bike. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 19,966
Posted By TorontoBrit
Charging

I am the perfect candidate for an electric vehicle, either car or motorcycle: I live and work downtown, with my commute less than 10kms. The problem is that pretty much no condo building in Toronto...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 263,128
Posted By TorontoBrit
The 2006 SE is a satin white paint job, so gloss...

The 2006 SE is a satin white paint job, so gloss white would be a repaint on a 2004, as I am pretty sure it wasn't offered from the factory.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 889
Posted By TorontoBrit
Ohlins

I got my Ohlins from a vendor here, Ohlinspro:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=922236

Great guy to deal with, also offers brands, so talk to them and they will match up your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By TorontoBrit
Canada Post/USPS

Most people buying stuff across the border just look at the shipping charge from the seller. UPS usually wins out. By the time you add brokerage fees, duty etc it will be higher than the original...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,140
Posted By TorontoBrit
Other way

I went from a 2012 GSA to a 2004 GSA, and wouldn't go back. I recently did an hour and a half demo ride on the new LC GS and certainly wouldn't swap my bike for it. The LC GSA is over $30,000 CDN...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,430
Posted By TorontoBrit
Loosen them

I rode in +100 degree heat for a week or so, during the first day my feet were burning. I undid the straps and my feet were cooler, but I didn't like the fact my boots might come off in an accident....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By TorontoBrit
Wunderlich USA

Here you go:

http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8110400.html
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By TorontoBrit
Russell???

Why not try a Russell Day Long seat??? I have one I use when touring, it is like a double tractor seat. VERY comfy, I have done 4500kms in 4 days on it with no butt pain at all. It is probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 977
Views: 166,291
Posted By TorontoBrit
No-one else???

The thing I find surprising is that no-one else has stepped up to do it, with fund raising sites like Kickstarter, GoPro with drones, and reality shows running endlessly on tv.
There has got to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 749
Posted By TorontoBrit
UKGSer also has an airheads section, Steptoe is...

UKGSer also has an airheads section, Steptoe is also on that website a lot.

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?51-Airheads
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By TorontoBrit
How about using a 3.5mm cable from the phone to...

How about using a 3.5mm cable from the phone to the headset, you won't need to use the Bluetooth, but you will be wired rather than wireless. The phone should think the cable is earbuds. Or try...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,088
Posted By TorontoBrit
Unscented baby wipes, come in a nice plastic...

Unscented baby wipes, come in a nice plastic container to keep in your tank bag, then a microfiber cloth to dry. Works great, reusable until pretty grungy, then toss and grab another one.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,102
Posted By TorontoBrit
Mine smelled like that for a while after I did a...

Mine smelled like that for a while after I did a recent oil change. I assumed that when removing the oil filter some oil got on the engine and was just burning off. I did clean the area as much as...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 686
Posted By TorontoBrit
I replaced the three parts listed above, you...

I replaced the three parts listed above, you could probably just replace the two O-rings. I removed the valve cover to do it, but now I know how it fits you can replace it with out removing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By TorontoBrit
Just saw these in Kijiji near me: ...

Just saw these in Kijiji near me:

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-motorcycle-parts-accessories/london/ohlins-bmw-shocks/593008376?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true

Used R1150GS Ohlins shocks!
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,649
Posted By TorontoBrit
Onsight

I have a 70L Onsight Tarmac Duffle bag. It fits my tent, sleeping bag, thermarest, toolkit, liners for jacket and pants....etc... I strap it to the rear seat, so I can lean back against it. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By TorontoBrit
Fixed

On the weekend I completely took the front calipers apart and totally cleaned all the parts. I used a brass bristled brush to clean all the built up brake dust on the pads. Reinstalled everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,071
Posted By TorontoBrit
Buy a 4X8 piece of plywood lay it on the floor...

Buy a 4X8 piece of plywood lay it on the floor and screw your chock into it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By TorontoBrit
Nope no HID's, I did rewire my GPS from TomTom to...

Nope no HID's, I did rewire my GPS from TomTom to a Garmin, but no ballasts were involved.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By TorontoBrit
I have removed the Ohilins re-installed the...

I have removed the Ohilins re-installed the original shock, gone for a ride, and it still rattles. Re-installed the Ohlins. I thought maybe the Ohlins was a slightly taller shock so was causing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By TorontoBrit
Checked

I have already checked the rotors and the crash bars. Both are solid, no cracks or movement at all. I did replace two missing bolts on the crash bars a month ago hoping that was the problem, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,047
Posted By TorontoBrit
Question R1150GSA Front end rattle....

The bike is a 2004 R1150GSA with servo brakes.

I did a bunch of stuff on the bike over the winter (Ohlins install, transmission oil change, final drive oil change, stainless fuel quick...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,202
Posted By TorontoBrit
BMW with surfboard

Check this one:
http://www.bikeexif.com/surfboard-motorcycle

http://kickstart.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/surfboard-motorcycle.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,051
Posted By TorontoBrit
Price

Depending on the price of the part after a certain amount of time I would just order it myself from a third party. A couple of times in the past if my dealer says it will be a month to get a part...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,874
Posted By TorontoBrit
Not waterproof

My Adventure Goretex are definitely not waterproof. I rode 8 hours a day for three days in torrential rain down Skyline Drive, the Blue Ridge Parkway to Deals Gap. By the end of the second day my...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 490,010
Posted By TorontoBrit
You can try these:...

You can try these: http://www.ebay.de/itm/BMW-R1150GS-Aufkleber-Piktogramme-fur-Schalter-Bedienelement-Armaturen-Motorrad-/111016378636?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_77&hash=item19d917810c#ht_601wt_804
not...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,547
Posted By TorontoBrit
Large gas stations and visitors centers are the...

Large gas stations and visitors centers are the best place. In small towns the local bookstore, where you might be going to get a map anyway...
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