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Forum: Thumpers 11-21-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8,165
Views: 2,246,201
Posted By bross
295lbs seems kinda porky for a 150?

295lbs seems kinda porky for a 150?
Forum: Road warriors 11-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 170,653
Posted By bross
Gas, tires, and oil. That should about cover it....

Gas, tires, and oil. That should about cover it. :deal Congrats on your "new" bike.
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,058
Posted By bross
My father in law carries his BMW K1300S on a...

My father in law carries his BMW K1300S on a hydra lift and they tow their SUV behind their coach. Works very well. It's a bit of a process to load / unload and wouldn't be my first choice if you...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-06-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 174,150
Posted By bross
If you go off route and it recalculates, just...

If you go off route and it recalculates, just reload your original route and choose to start at the next upcoming waypoint. Not perfect but all we can do with a unit that you can't turn off...
Forum: Beasts 11-01-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 590,099
Posted By bross
Not on the Tiger but my wife has a set of PP on...

Not on the Tiger but my wife has a set of PP on her DR and loves them. I have a cheap set of fixed Chinese adventure pegs on my DR and much prefer the PP.
Forum: Beasts 10-30-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 590,099
Posted By bross
Can't adjust the speedo on the ABS bike, as...

Can't adjust the speedo on the ABS bike, as mentioned because it picks up its signal from the ABS sensor. I tried several times before doing some research to see why it wasn't working.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 10-29-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,210
Views: 174,150
Posted By bross
Q1 - double click the route and you can change...

Q1 - double click the route and you can change the activity for that route from direct to driving or motorcycling and then Basecamp should recalculate for you.

Q2 - make sure you are using the...
Forum: Beasts 10-27-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,058
Posted By bross
I just had the same thing on my Griso last week,...

I just had the same thing on my Griso last week, went to leave work to run an errand but had no power, I rode through it by going WFO for a second or two and it cleared itself. I had just added some...
Forum: Road warriors 10-23-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,104
Posted By bross
Congrats, great choice!

Congrats, great choice!
Forum: Beasts 10-22-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 669,849
Posted By bross
Show us your Triumph Tiger 800 XC pictures

Doesn't have to be "either or", Canada has a west coast too! :deal :norton
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,372
Posted By bross
It can look like one as long as it doesn't have...

It can look like one as long as it doesn't have to be maintained like one, which it won't.
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,372
Posted By bross
MOTUS: New Sport Tourer to be built in Alabama

Vehicles all tend to start to look alike after a few years in a wind tunnel. Look at 4 door sedans, debadge them and I bet most people would have a hard time telling what the brands were. Same for...
Forum: Thumpers 10-20-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8,983
Views: 1,261,701
Posted By bross
the DR200 thread

I have those on my DR650 and like them but my wife loves her Pivot Pegz on her DR200, albeight way more money.


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Forum: Beasts 10-17-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3,040
Views: 590,099
Posted By bross
I really don't understand how replacing the cush...

I really don't understand how replacing the cush drive would make the front any easier to loft, I thought that's what the throttle was for. :huh
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,943
Posted By bross
Yes Osoyoos is a nice town, tourist town, our...

Yes Osoyoos is a nice town, tourist town, our population triples at least in the summer but is then pretty dead in the winter. We're fortunate with our own small business, we make our money in the...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,943
Posted By bross
Nope, it's prohibitively expensive to get...

Nope, it's prohibitively expensive to get anything shipped over the border. We moved 6 years ago and now live on a border town so shipping to a drop shipper in the US is simply a 10 minute trip...
Forum: Thumpers 10-16-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 101,391
Views: 19,678,301
Posted By bross
Chamfer the leading edges of the pads. My wife's...

Chamfer the leading edges of the pads. My wife's Bonneville did the same thing, even with brand new pads, I chamfered them and they never squealed again. Just google brake pads and look at every car...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,058
Posted By bross
I've had tires that looked fine, but as soon as...

I've had tires that looked fine, but as soon as you run your hand over the tire the cupping was very pronounced.
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2,837
Views: 669,849
Posted By bross
I wish I had dots on my tires, haven't seen them...

I wish I had dots on my tires, haven't seen them in years. Every 3rd or 4th tire I am using a lot of weight to balance so I'll break the bead, rotate the tire on the rim and re-balance and usually...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,372
Posted By bross
It wasn't THAT late... "Duke Nukem Forever...

It wasn't THAT late...

"Duke Nukem Forever became a notable example of vaporware due to its severely protracted development schedule; the game was released in 2011 after 15 years of development."
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,104
Posted By bross
16km/l, 45mpg UK, 38mpg US I can go 200km...

16km/l, 45mpg UK, 38mpg US
I can go 200km before my light comes on then have about 50km left till pushing. I'm happy with that mileage, pretty much the same as my wife gets with her Street Triple...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,104
Posted By bross
Some manufacturers can write good fueling...

Some manufacturers can write good fueling software, others not so much. Our Triumphs have always fueled really well, and our Kawasakis as well. My Honda CBF had a stumble that was easily fixed. And...
Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,104
Posted By bross
I've owned a Scrambler and the Griso is a way...

I've owned a Scrambler and the Griso is a way better bike, more power, better handling and more character. The ONLY thing the Scrambler does better than the Griso is fire (gravel) roads. My wife and...
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,949,368
Posted By bross
Yeah that skinny little 21" wheel sure slows a...

Yeah that skinny little 21" wheel sure slows a guy down. :lol3 :freaky
Forum: Beasts 10-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,058
Posted By bross
Nope, it's the new liquid cooled Stelvio. :deal

Nope, it's the new liquid cooled Stelvio. :deal
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,943
Posted By bross
Banter eliminator

For those opposed to the banter who only want to read Cycles take on this the The "ADV Ride Report De-crufter" is your friend

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=448705
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8,983
Views: 1,261,701
Posted By bross
Run Amsoil in all our vehicles and the oil is...

Run Amsoil in all our vehicles and the oil is fine, even after extending the drain interval. I send a sample off for analysis when we get a new vehicle at the recommended drain interval and decide...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 8,983
Views: 1,261,701
Posted By bross
Some people just have an aversion to running...

Some people just have an aversion to running motorcycle oil and you can't get Rotella diesel in 10W40.
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8,983
Views: 1,261,701
Posted By bross
Most manufacturers say 1 quart every 1000 miles...

Most manufacturers say 1 quart every 1000 miles is "normal". I have never owned a vehicle that has used oil between changes, or even been down a bit of oil between changes. Even my R1200RT boxer,...
Forum: Thumpers 10-10-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8,983
Views: 1,261,701
Posted By bross
What Mike said about checking your air box. Make...

What Mike said about checking your air box. Make sure you aren't over filling the crankcase. That will just get blown out and appear to be using oil. Some bikes have an oil level that is lower than...
Forum: Ride reports 10-09-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,943
Posted By bross
Another Canuck chiming in here. I believe we...

Another Canuck chiming in here. I believe we kinda get screwed here in Canada. My Honda CBF was the least reliable bike I've ever owned, fuel pump died at 18,000kms, $720! stator fried at 24,000kms...
Forum: Beasts 10-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,058
Posted By bross
One caveat with the tank ring bags connection...

One caveat with the tank ring bags connection bags is to be careful with them if you ride in dusty conditions. The new style (not just the pin in front) is a very complicated (read German engineered)...
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 124,943
Posted By bross
I'd be getting a full refund on that roadside...

I'd be getting a full refund on that roadside warranty, at least.


Not MAY, you can guarantee that BMW has actuaries whose only job is to run numbers and if the numbers say it's cheaper to deny...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,058
Posted By bross
That's the proper way to control your bike in...

That's the proper way to control your bike in slow speed maneuvers. I'm like you, use it all the time when taking off and turning into a lane, negotiating parking lots etc. Watch the Ride like a Pro...
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,876
Views: 444,372
Posted By bross
Where are you getting 185? We were talking about...

Where are you getting 185? We were talking about the Kawasaki H2R...

"Calling upon its decades of experience force-feeding air into everything from WW2 bombers to 310-horsepower Jet Skis, the new...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,058
Posted By bross
Take some of the velcro off your stock seat that...

Take some of the velcro off your stock seat that everyone's been talking about. That'll keep her from sliding. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,949,368
Posted By bross
Not sure if TuneECU or DealerTool run on a mac,...

Not sure if TuneECU or DealerTool run on a mac, you may have to run an emulator and then not sure how much luck you'd have getting the OBDII drivers working within an emulator? I'm sure google can...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25,714
Views: 4,875,500
Posted By bross
I'd agree with the other posters, your battery...

I'd agree with the other posters, your battery has had a "hard" life. 20 minutes isn't long enough to give it a good charge, buy a new battery and commit to getting out once a week for a nice long...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,949,368
Posted By bross
That would only be a dealer doing that possibly...

That would only be a dealer doing that possibly making it part of the purchase. If you normally do your own service you've already done the first service (several times) by the sound of it. The first...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11,618
Views: 1,557,058
Posted By bross
This is kinda funny, the biggest topic of the...

This is kinda funny, the biggest topic of the past few days isn't how to fix some crippling short coming of the bike but whether you got felt on your seat or not. :rofl

Don't even own a Stelvio,...
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