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Forum: The Garage 03-10-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,330
Posted By Bib
Why would you want 10 ply? Is your truck 50%...

Why would you want 10 ply? Is your truck 50% over loaded? The 10 ply marking is a rating of carrying capacity. Most light truck radials have 2 plys if fabric and 1 ply if steel...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,624
Posted By Bib
Tires are many compounds mixed together (not just...

Tires are many compounds mixed together (not just rubber) and cured/cooked (vulcanized) to the final product. The thing is that the curing process never stops, it continues, and that will age a tire...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-18-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 272
Posted By Bib
road conditions

Generally when does Hwy 4 open for the summer?
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,774
Posted By Bib
If that is a tubeless tire (which the B/stone...

If that is a tubeless tire (which the B/stone site says it is) you are playing with fire to use that tire. After 30 years in the tire industry I would scrap that tire even if it was brand new. It...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,161
Posted By Bib
Soph9, Atmosphere is owned by Sportchek,...

Soph9,

Atmosphere is owned by Sportchek, which is owned by Canadian Tire so the circle is complete...:norton
Forum: Canada 07-27-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,005
Posted By Bib
Laugh SCQRT, Canadian's do not call it "Canadian...

SCQRT,

Canadian's do not call it "Canadian Bacon" that is an invention from south of the border. We actually call bacon - bacon and ham - ham. Sometimes there is a serving of "back bacon" which...
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2,137
Views: 349,623
Posted By Bib
Question Can anyone comment on the difference (if any)...

Can anyone comment on the difference (if any) between the R1200RT and the R1200GS and their reaction to crosswinds?
Forum: Canada 07-13-2012, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Bib
No, but it is certainly doable on my GS 1200 last...

No, but it is certainly doable on my GS 1200 last year and the year before.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2012, 09:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,612
Posted By Bib
I have the BMW rain suit, the $135.00 one, and it...

I have the BMW rain suit, the $135.00 one, and it is amazing. It has kept me dry in day long west coast rainstorms for several years. Takes some time to put on and is very warm - think saran wrap -...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,575
Posted By Bib
As Snapper says the biggest difference in...

As Snapper says the biggest difference in construction that the average rider would notice is radial vs bias.
Comparing V vs H in the same construction, ie: radial vs radial, the difference will be...
Forum: The Garage 05-17-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,547
Posted By Bib
What is the purpose of the 3 prongs? Does it...

What is the purpose of the 3 prongs? Does it blink 2 different circuits?
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,575
Posted By Bib
The tire rating is always 2 pieces of...

The tire rating is always 2 pieces of information. A speed index and a load rating. The rear Anakee 2 on my R1200 GS is rated at 69V. There is an ISO table that shows 69 means that it has a...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By Bib
I have used Joe Rocket pants for 5 or 6 years...

I have used Joe Rocket pants for 5 or 6 years until a little slide down the road last year. The zippers were ok but the stitching around the knee pockets let go, the belt stitching let go and they...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,140
Posted By Bib
I use a 20 oz stainless steel thermos, never used...

I use a 20 oz stainless steel thermos, never used for coffee, that came with a large insulated cup. That helps to be discreet in places where public consumption is frowned upon. Only trouble was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 9,917
Views: 2,035,368
Posted By Bib
Garandman, "Well, if tens of thousands of...

Garandman,

"Well, if tens of thousands of Canadians can be jingoistic, why can't we? Please - You don't see American fans booing the Canadian national anthem or calling 911 to press for criminal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,446
Posted By Bib
Dakez, you posted earlier that the "right of...

Dakez, you posted earlier that the "right of way" thought process is inherently dangerous (my words). I agree with you. I have always believed in the "right of weight" thought process. It means...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2011, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,837
Posted By Bib
Has the handguard moved so the front brake lever...

Has the handguard moved so the front brake lever does not extend all the way out? My brother hung a very heavy jacket on my h/bars and caused the handguard to rotate enough that the brake lever did...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,329
Posted By Bib
Boondox, What is that switch on your mirror? I...

Boondox,
What is that switch on your mirror? I do not recall ever seeing one.
Forum: Canada 09-25-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,975
Posted By Bib
Canadian riders - go to Mark's Workwear and buy...

Canadian riders - go to Mark's Workwear and buy the Driwear shorts. Much like Under Armour without the price tag. Works great.
Forum: Canada 09-06-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,125
Posted By Bib
In at least 20 trips north and south over the...

In at least 20 trips north and south over the Can/US border I have never been asked for registration papers. They will input your license plate number and ask many dumb questions but not about...
Forum: Canada 08-19-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Bib
Thanks, I will have a look.

Thanks, I will have a look.
Forum: Canada 08-18-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 748
Posted By Bib
Klim In Lower Mainland

Do any of you know if there is a dealer who has a reasonable selection of Klim wear that could be test fitted? I hate ordering clothes, especially expensive clothing, without trying them on....
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
Posted By Bib
Some tires have carcass overlaps (joins) that are...

Some tires have carcass overlaps (joins) that are beveled. The direction of most force on a rear tire is forward as applied by engine torque, the direction of most force on a front tire is rearward...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,275
Posted By Bib
It would be helpful to know the mileage of those...

It would be helpful to know the mileage of those tires. My Anakee 1, front tire, looked the same after 12,000 km with the last 8,000+ km going from BC to Nova Scotia and back. I was loaded and...
Forum: Canada 07-12-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By Bib
You will be raped and extorted if you leave your...

You will be raped and extorted if you leave your phone's data plan on. You will pay too much for phone calls unless you buy some Canadian minutes before you leave. WiFi is more and more available...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By Bib
Lowest bidder and no quality control since we...

Lowest bidder and no quality control since we keep laying off the actual workers inside of government.
Forum: Canada 07-01-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By Bib
The message about the Kelowna bylaw is that it is...

The message about the Kelowna bylaw is that it is for all motorized machines - not just m/cycles. If it includes the idiots in monster "cigarette" boats with multiple motors with no mufflers I am...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,878
Posted By Bib
All new radial tires are "non-directional"...

All new radial tires are "non-directional" casings. The tread may or may not be directional. You can rotate car tires any direction. The idea that the cords were "bent" was a myth that came up...
Forum: Canada 05-31-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 102,015
Posted By Bib
Please reinstate "Bib's Friend" since his work...

Please reinstate "Bib's Friend" since his work schedule has changed again and he would like to come. This is a "firm" commitment, or at least as firm as ADV riders get....:freaky
Forum: Canada 05-27-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 102,015
Posted By Bib
Cry Bib's Friend (#64) is unable to make it, strike...

Bib's Friend (#64) is unable to make it, strike him from the list......
Forum: Canada 04-07-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,112
Posted By Bib
Canadian Tire

I have purchased my licenses at the sporting goods department of Canadian Tire, a large retail chain almost everywhere. Any sporting goods retailer that sells fishing supplies will sell a license.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,877
Posted By Bib
Like the BMW way

Having ridden BMW's since a 1971 /5, I much prefer the new system with the cancel switch and a distinct left and right indicator switch. I have owned Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki - ridden Honda, Harley,...
Forum: Canada 03-12-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,905
Posted By Bib
Hey Guys Jeff has put up a new Facebook...

Hey Guys

Jeff has put up a new Facebook page. We'll be announcing all our updates on there and everyone is more than welcome to participate... send us photos of your rides and we'll post them,...
Forum: Canada 03-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,730
Posted By Bib
I think that the parts and accessories pricing is...

I think that the parts and accessories pricing is the result of at least one additional layer of markup (perhaps two) due to lazy marketing decisions by US based companies. It is easier to deal with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Bib
Thanks for the suggestions. I have ridden the...

Thanks for the suggestions. I have ridden the 155 through Glennville and it was truly a fabulous ride. I was laughing to myself inside my helmet.......
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Bib
Thanks. Blakebird I like your suggestion.

Thanks. Blakebird I like your suggestion.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-18-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 726
Posted By Bib
Moab to California Coast

Can someone give me some suggestions on a route from Moab to Hwy 1 on the coast. I have some time in late April / early May to ride from Moab back to BC and wanted to ride up the coast. I am...
Forum: Canada 02-14-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,110
Posted By Bib
Bcaa

Last week I was looking for a quote from BCAA and when he punched in my model - R1200GS BMW - it came up dualsport and he said they would not insure it. No off road use allowed. I am not sure which...
Forum: Canada 02-07-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,594
Posted By Bib
Laugh New Store

Apparently the new BMW, Triumph, and Ducati store will open on the West Side (Stevens Road) near the Suzuki dealer in late March or early April.....
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By Bib
Those are very warm and comfortable down to -40...

Those are very warm and comfortable down to -40 or so. I think they are more jacket than you need for a stroll to the pub.
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