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Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2009, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,986
Posted By chauan
let me share my crash experience with TraX ...

let me share my crash experience with TraX :wink:

it was deep sand and I dropped on left side (was going about 15mph). luggage was carrying normal luggage stuff (my laptop, 3 set of clothes, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,864
Posted By chauan
not many under 25 owns both GS and...

not many under 25 owns both GS and Vstrom.......:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,864
Posted By chauan
24

I'll join to lower the average down.....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,199
Posted By chauan
couple pic from California Speedway ...

couple pic from California Speedway

http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/258484383_UgaSu-M.jpg

http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/258484433_MDqfN-M.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,199
Posted By chauan
I brought my GS to California Speedway once last...

I brought my GS to California Speedway once last year........
People are surprised to see such bike shown up at trackday :D

I use 3M paper tape to tape all the lights up...
The only...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2007, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By chauan
it's brown motor works :norton i'm going to...

it's brown motor works :norton
i'm going to email irv seaver to see what do they think.....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2007, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By chauan
No, dealer says the warranty will cover only if...

No, dealer says the warranty will cover only if they perform the work, notice the part is broken, and make sure it's not because the riding made it borken. In my case, I can't just go in and exchage...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 721
Posted By chauan
Rear Mudguard Bracket broken on GS....

I did a little search but didn't see any similar thread.....

I found the bracket broken when I change the brake pad.
http://houseofmotorcycles.bikebandit.com/parts/BMW/R1200GS/2007/2431134
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2007, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By chauan
It's Brown Motor Works at Pomona, CA......they...

It's Brown Motor Works at Pomona, CA......they have pretty good reputation online though. I usually do jobs myself and that's why I was kinda shock when heard about $500 tool.......

The disc is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By chauan
where can I find the $500 tool for rear brake disc change

My rear brake disc is shot and dealer told me I need a special tool to change it......(07 GS)

"Do you have the $500 tool to change it?"

so......where can I find the tool......or I have to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
it rained hard last night, but sunny in the...

it rained hard last night, but sunny in the morning
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/172309328-M.jpg

Qubeuc City
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/172309374-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
forecast is sunny day but I see this ...

forecast is sunny day but I see this
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/172006761-M.jpg

breakfast
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/172006784-M.jpg

5 hour-ride with same view...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
drop bike at dealer in the morning ...

drop bike at dealer in the morning
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/171679574-M.jpg

then it's 30 minutes walking back to hotel
pass by a Honda dealer...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 10:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
I go to the dealer to confirm my service tomorrow...

I go to the dealer to confirm my service tomorrow and ask if they have Tourance in hand. I guess Tourance is common and most dealer has them.

Wolf BMW, the only motorcycle-only dealer in Ontario...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
around 6am ...

around 6am
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/170847060-M.jpg

here's the pictures for today's route for 8 hours
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/170847073-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 01:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
sorry for the confusion...the ticket is for the...

sorry for the confusion...the ticket is for the cage :cry

it was rush hour and you need 3 or more people (other time are 2 or more)
and CHP was waiting at exit to catch drivers like me........I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
today is interstate day..... ...

today is interstate day.....
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/170544731-M.jpg

http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/170544661-M.jpg

http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/170544670-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
Sturgis, SD :rofl ...

Sturgis, SD :rofl
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/170262641-M.jpg

don't see any bikes on the floor....all are souvenirs :huh
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/170262585-M.jpg

quite big...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
I got a ticket (carpool violation) before I leave...

I got a ticket (carpool violation) before I leave for the trip. :puke1
I'm not sure if the court appearance is mandantory so I give the court a call.

"Is the appearance necessary?"
"No, just...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
leaving all the luggages in the room.... ...

leaving all the luggages in the room....
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/169914561-M.jpg

see 2 deers on grass in the picture?
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/169914571-M.jpg

Yellowstone...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 11:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
sunny morning ...

sunny morning
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/169914307-M.jpg

camera battery died right after I exit the park.......
I'm taking I-80 today and not expecting any scenery
but I'm wrong.....so...
Forum: Ride reports 08-16-2007, 10:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
Today is day 10. I put on the heated jacket...

Today is day 10.

I put on the heated jacket liner for the morning, now it's a comfortable ride.
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/169913815-M.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2007, 07:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
today is 7/1, Canada Day here is the Lake...

today is 7/1, Canada Day
here is the Lake Louise Mall
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/168618374-M.jpg

I wanna see Lake Louise and here is my ride today
(am I violating the posting rule?)...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
noises woke me up.......many RVs are packing and...

noises woke me up.......many RVs are packing and leaving
but it's not 6 yet......

anyway.....
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/168257271-M.jpg

16 west to Jasper...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2007, 06:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
Day 7, after staying at Vancouver for 3...

Day 7, after staying at Vancouver for 3 days......I hit the road again.

it's always nice to have carpool or HOV or Diamond Lane or whatever-you-called-it on a hwy...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2007, 06:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
I plan to stay at Vancouver for couple days and I...

I plan to stay at Vancouver for couple days and I can get up late today.

Seattle's morning traffic
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/167427847-M.jpg

at one rest-stop, my odometer reads 2007...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2007, 06:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
it's cold in the morning.... I hit the road...

it's cold in the morning....
I hit the road before 7am and I hate my decision 20 minutes after.....

temp. is not that low but it's COLD.....worst is that once under shade, temp. can drop 5-10...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
My plan is to get up early and stop early. ...

My plan is to get up early and stop early.
almost 7am but it's bright like noon.

with tankbag and bag, my seat is small.....
maybe I'll eat less to reduce my butt size? :rofl ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
5 days after bike OTD, I'm leaving (notice no...

5 days after bike OTD, I'm leaving
(notice no plate? :D )

trusty Helen2Wheel bag
http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/166223838-M.jpg

good-looking bike:clap ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-12-2007, 05:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,098
Posted By chauan
new bike, taking it on a break-in run

(1)
every advrider's dream bike(!?) - 1200GS

ABS
Trip Computer
Heated Grip
Vario Side Cases
GS Tank Bag
Engine Guard
Accessory Plug (dealer throw it in for free)
Forum: Canada 07-14-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By chauan
I made it...safe and sound!!:clap did hwy...

I made it...safe and sound!!:clap

did hwy 389 1 day and trans another day
it only rained while on 389 and sunny on all trans

the dust from 18-wheeler and truck is a KILLER....you are...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By chauan
i know Express, but what's Collector?

I was passing through Ontario hwy and saw the sign of Express (this I know) and Collector (huh?). First, I thought it's like a toll road but didn;t see any booth........

what is it?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2007, 06:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,972
Posted By chauan
Congrats!! I picked up mine (also a yellow...

Congrats!!

I picked up mine (also a yellow one) on 6/15.....as today (7/9) it has 6,000 miles on it :wink:

btw, I believe the 600 should be done between 350 to 700 as said in the...
Forum: Canada 07-09-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By chauan
Thanks!! I'm curious which is more...

Thanks!!

I'm curious which is more remote.......Trans, Dalton, or Dampster?
Forum: Canada 07-09-2007, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 616
Posted By chauan
is it a good idea to ride WET Trans-Labrador Hwy

I'm couple days away from Baie-Comeau.....but the forecast shows the days will be raining.......

anyone ever done the hwy when wet? is it doable or should wait?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2007, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 705
Posted By chauan
anyone ever ridden the Lomabrd St. in SF?

http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/161603962-M.jpg

i really wanna try it..........does the brick surface slippery or is it better to walk down?
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By chauan
A thumb-up for JoeRocket

I love my Ballisitic 4.0(?) (bought it back in 2004) and I just got an Alter Ego pant (2007 model) at local dealer. However, when I try to connect the two pieces together by the zipper in the back,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-01-2007, 11:35 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 60,699
Posted By chauan
damn....i've done the same thing :cry ......now...

damn....i've done the same thing :cry ......now i have my bowl put up-side down to "protect" the bottom thingy.......:puke1

i ask people at REI and told the plastic thing can not be purchased...
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,950
Posted By chauan
I'll distribute some pics from dirty ride on...

I'll distribute some pics from dirty ride on Saturday.....

total 7 of us, 6 stroms and 1 tiger :deal
2 stroms have knobbies on

http://chauan.smugmug.com/photos/74020900-M.jpg

caption...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2006, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 740
Posted By chauan
done my 2 days of dirt riding with Admo-Tour........

done my 2 days of dirt riding with Admo-Tour.....
very nice guys, i will recommend them to everyone who wanna get dirt! :clap
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