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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
+1 - it is really nice but made in China. ...

+1 - it is really nice but made in China.

Some of the Aerostich stuff (roadcrafter light and ultralight, maybe others) was also made offshore but they seem to be bringing it back in house.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 868
Views: 59,708
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Man, Def, you are dating yourself there. They...

Man, Def, you are dating yourself there. They stopped making the Galaxy 500 in what, 1970? My mother drove a Galaxy 500 wagon...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4,412
Views: 738,756
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I haven't owned a bike in the past 25 years that...

I haven't owned a bike in the past 25 years that I haven't upgraded the suspension on. Maybe if I bought a WP equipped KTM or a Ohlins equipped Ducati, I could leave well enough alone. Suspension is...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I 100% agree, you need hearing protection. You...

I 100% agree, you need hearing protection. You should use IEM's (In Ear Monitors) rather than ear buds. IEM's are like ear plugs with a hole for the music to pass.

I used to use Etymotic ER-6i...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I've had a couple of those connectors break as...

I've had a couple of those connectors break as well. I replaced the first clamp but when the second one broke (the wires were still intact), I JB Welded the connector. It's been solid for 2 years now.
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
That's never going to happen. Can you imagine an...

That's never going to happen. Can you imagine an insurance lawyer trying to convince a judge that your ECE helmet (which was legal in the location where you bought the insurance) contributed to your...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Also interested in this solution. One issue...

Also interested in this solution.

One issue (on the Sena SMH-10 at least) is that when you are in intercom mode or on the phone, all the other audio signals are suppressed. So, if you are riding...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 998
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Go on Ebay and buy some DOT stickers...lots of...

Go on Ebay and buy some DOT stickers...lots of sizes and styles available
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
My research indicates that (and I am excluding...

My research indicates that (and I am excluding those without ABS) there are some 2002's with:

Single Spark, No Servo
Dual Spark, Servo
Single Spark, Servo

But none of (IMO) the best combo:...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 771
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
+1 It gets even cloudier - apparently some...

+1

It gets even cloudier - apparently some 1150 Adv's have the non-enduro transmission installed, so even that is not a given. The registration on my bike actually says "1150 GS Adventure" under...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 370
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
A 2002 may or may not have servo brakes. If it...

A 2002 may or may not have servo brakes. If it does, they can be trouble. You need to flush the fluid regularly to keep them happy (every 2 years). The procedure is all over the web. If the servo...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Beemerbuddies are great grips but they only last...

Beemerbuddies are great grips but they only last a season or two - still, at the price a good choice.

I have a throttlemeister lock. It was a PITA to engage or disengage, so I added a knurled...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
In. Please replace the Lobster Claw exhaust with...

In. Please replace the Lobster Claw exhaust with something attractive!
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,193
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
That new R1M is looking like serious competition...

That new R1M is looking like serious competition for the HP4 and the higher end Ducatis. There is not much room for Bimota in that rarefied environment except as a piece of artwork.
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 727
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Neither of those Klim pants are overpants. You...

Neither of those Klim pants are overpants. You can wear them that way but you'll need to go up a size (at least). They are also not easy to put on while wearing boots which most overpants are...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Sena makes a BT unit that is a headset that...

Sena makes a BT unit that is a headset that communicates with all of their in helmet units. It has about 1/2 mile range.
...
Forum: Canada 02-23-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
This is to cover Canadian Bikes visiting the USA,...

This is to cover Canadian Bikes visiting the USA, not US bikes moving to Canada, Steve.

This won't be of any use if you are a couple of days out of warranty and your wiring harness goes up in...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,936
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
It's funny; I look in the mirror when wearing my...

It's funny; I look in the mirror when wearing my 'stich and I think it looks great - hard core riding gear. I look like an IBA Extreme rider, even when I am just riding to work.

My wife and...
Forum: Canada 02-22-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 440,171
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I've had good luck with Enzo Racing in High River.

I've had good luck with Enzo Racing in High River.
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,936
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Everything is a compromise. Mesh is great when...

Everything is a compromise. Mesh is great when the temp is between 75-95F, not good above or below that. Also most mesh is minimally protective and will melt when abraded. I have a Firstgear mesh...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,381
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I am pretty sure that I read that Loncin...

I am pretty sure that I read that Loncin makes/made the BMW 450 & 650 single engines. That is a pretty strong endorsement.
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,764
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Traction control is a bit more than just ABS in...

Traction control is a bit more than just ABS in reverse - you need a way to cut power, which means either secondary butterflies, RBW or a change in the engine management system to retard spark. For...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Fair enough but what is "nominal voltage"? I'm...

Fair enough but what is "nominal voltage"? I'm guessing 14.4v since that is the voltage that vehicles typically run at. 12.8v is resting voltage.

And I am 100% in agreement that bulbs are cheap....
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
What? That makes no sense to me. Can you post a...

What? That makes no sense to me. Can you post a link?

You are not bypassing the regulator, just supplying a more direct path to the battery. Any bulb designed for auto/mc use can take normal...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,471
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
They all say that until you get married. Mrs....

They all say that until you get married. Mrs. Canoehead used to ride everywhere with me until we got married. Now, maybe once every two years for no more than one hour. Although she tolerates the GSA...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,764
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
At least Jerry was polite....

At least Jerry was polite....
Forum: Canada 02-15-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
>50cc = class 6 (motorcycle), so yes

>50cc = class 6 (motorcycle), so yes
Forum: Canada 02-14-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Sent you a PM

Sent you a PM
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
You wont have any problem charging a phone. Phone...

You wont have any problem charging a phone. Phone chargers typically pull about 5-10 watts; I'd guess that you probably have 50-100 watts of excess power from the stator.

Now, if you are going to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,766
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
I like Beemer Buddies but they only last a year...

I like Beemer Buddies but they only last a year or so for me. My gloves have a seam that slowly rubs them away when I reach for the clutch lever.

Before I put the Beemer buddies on, I got some...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,541
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
You should probably read the main thread in...

You should probably read the main thread in Vendors. Sounds like you got lucky. Did you get the rain cover, too?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-13-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,489
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
But you'll argue back and forth over a period of...

But you'll argue back and forth over a period of weeks as to whether or not you have a 2010?

It is well documented that there are 2010's in the wild, manufactured before those idiots at Harley...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 868
Views: 59,708
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
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Why I love the metric system...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,936
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
The TF-5 hip and back armor are the way to go,...

The TF-5 hip and back armor are the way to go, IMO. They are flexible and thin - the TF-3 is neither - although I suspect that the TF-3 might actually better in a crash (CE certification...
Forum: Canada 02-11-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 761
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Riding a 690 across Canada won't be much fun...

Riding a 690 across Canada won't be much fun (unless you follow the Trans Canada Adventure Trail (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=594395) :clap)
Forum: Canada 02-11-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Missing since Jan 24, called home on Feb 08 is a...

Missing since Jan 24, called home on Feb 08 is a lot more that "a day"...somebody's "Got some splainin' to do"!

Maybe carrying a Spot with tracking would be a good idea for the peace of mind of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,352
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
We are BMW riders - we over-engineer everything! ...

We are BMW riders - we over-engineer everything!

Seriously, there really is no comparison between a throttle lock and a real cruise control.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,432
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
http://mrcanoehead.smugmug.com/photos/i-9DHrRZT/0/...

http://mrcanoehead.smugmug.com/photos/i-9DHrRZT/0/M/i-9DHrRZT-M.jpg

More detail, please...
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,764
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
http://mrcanoehead.smugmug.com/photos/i-rktF4R8/0/...

http://mrcanoehead.smugmug.com/photos/i-rktF4R8/0/L/i-rktF4R8-L.jpg


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Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 514,764
Posted By Mr. Canoehead
Yeah, but does it have cruise control?

Yeah, but does it have cruise control?
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