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Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 33,093
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Awesome...

Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Awesome job with the video, what movie software are you using? Love the vivid HDR effect on the pics, makes the colors pop!! I used Simply HDR on a few pics...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By VanIsland Rider
My "Adventurized" 1200GS with Mirage 3 Fairing

Hey fjteal, thanks for a great pictorial. After seeing your thread on the Mirage 3 my interest was piqued in this fairing. I found the factory adventure screen didn't provide the coverage I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,093
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Great pictorial, also very interested in your...

Great pictorial, also very interested in your impressions of the fairing's performance. I also think that this is a great alternative to the factory GSA windscreen which I have to replace due to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By VanIsland Rider
johnny80s Looking forward to your write-up as I...

johnny80s
Looking forward to your write-up as I am going to do the conversion this winter. Would appreciate all the tips etc. that you have.
Bry
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,221
Posted By VanIsland Rider
If you look back at the pics towards the top of...

If you look back at the pics towards the top of the page you will see that I was using a magnetic pickup tool which let me giggle the tensioner body rearward and out. It didn't give me any real grief...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 4,699
Views: 720,828
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Instrument Cluster Dash

I also have suffered from a melted instrument cluster due to lensing by the adventure windscreen so I spent a couple of hours in the shop and fab'ed up a dash from scrap 0.125" aluminium to protect...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,738
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Happy-Trail

Great panniers, waterproof, simple solid construction, very good value, great company to deal with.

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/64257788@N08/7359405302/" title="Untitled by...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,861
Posted By VanIsland Rider
NGK Iridium

After doing a bit of research I decided to try the NGK Iridium plugs in my R1200 and although I didn't expect much of a difference, I was surprised by the noticeable increase in performance,...
Forum: EMEA 06-26-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Hola Greg Nice job on your ride reports, isn't...

Hola Greg
Nice job on your ride reports, isn't it great traveling around Europe by Moto!! Our trip this year was a spur of the moment situation, the main reason was to attend a medical congress in...
Forum: EMEA 06-25-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By VanIsland Rider
BMW rentals in Spain - IMTBIKE.com

Hi everyone,
We just returned from a great two week trip to Spain and thanks to the good people at imtbike.com we were set-up with a new 2013 R1200GS. I want to express my thanks to the group for...
Forum: EMEA 06-23-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By VanIsland Rider
IMtBIKE.com

Helmet rental; My wife and I pack all of our riding gear including helmets into a hockey bag for traveling. It is a bit of a cumbersome luggage to take but we have found no problems. I wouldn't...
Forum: EMEA 06-22-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By VanIsland Rider
I just returned from Spain yesterday and thanks...

I just returned from Spain yesterday and thanks to the group at IMTBIKE.com we had a 2013 R1200GS for our vacation. They are a very professional group who I would highly recommend. They have...
Forum: Ride reports 04-29-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 793
Views: 223,461
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Wishing you safety in your adventure and...

Wishing you safety in your adventure and happiness in your new life.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 678
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Wicked Pictorial: Flashing Brake Light

A flashing brake light is a great adjunct to a safe ride. After searching for an affordable flashing brake light and only finding high priced units, I decided to see if I could put together a system...
Forum: Ride reports 03-07-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
You are most gracious, thank you!

You are most gracious, thank you!
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Serp - it was good to meet you, feel free to...

Serp - it was good to meet you, feel free to contact us for any info that may help.

Pongo - Thanks, I know you will have a great time in Italy, the food is amazing and the riding second to none....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,132
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Awesome job with the video, thanks!!

Awesome job with the video, thanks!!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,767
Posted By VanIsland Rider
roger 04 rt -adding a resistor inline with the...

roger 04 rt
-adding a resistor inline with the air temp sensor is not "learned out" and stays in effect while in open loop mode which the bike defaults to when not in a steady state of operation...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,767
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Hi bobbybob The same principles should apply...

Hi bobbybob
The same principles should apply although being a newer generation, BMW may have given your bike a better fuel curve from the factory. I rented a 2011 GS in Italy this past summer and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,767
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Hi dyg First, removing the TPS sleeves allows a...

Hi dyg
First, removing the TPS sleeves allows a small amount of "adjustment' allowing you to rotate the unit clockwise slightly which places the system on a richer portion of the fuel curve. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,767
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Thanks JetSpeed Bryan

Thanks JetSpeed
Bryan
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,767
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Hey romek, good luck with your mod. If you...

Hey romek, good luck with your mod. If you complement the addition of the resistor with the "mod" to the throttle position sensor shown at the beginning of the thread, you should enhance your result....
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,989
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Hey Grizzlee Great job on your ride report,...

Hey Grizzlee
Great job on your ride report, glad to see you made it back to BC!! If you ever make it over to the Island, let us know and we will have steaks and cold beer waiting.
Be safe,
Bryan
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
A few more pics from Pisa and Firenze

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/64257788@N08/7955462686/" title="DSC_0379_2 by VanIsland_Rider, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8307/7955462686_de45a879b7_b.jpg" width="1024"...
Forum: Ride reports 09-07-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Thanks Irishrover63, it was a great trip and it...

Thanks Irishrover63, it was a great trip and it went too quickly.

Bryan
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Thanks supertoon2, I wish the weather in the Como...

Thanks supertoon2, I wish the weather in the Como area could have been better, it's so beautiful there. All the best with your plans for a ride holiday in Italy

Ciao, from a crazy Canuck
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Hi Padmei, we carry an iPad and book all our...

Hi Padmei, we carry an iPad and book all our hotels one or two days in advance using Expedia.ca. I highly recommend this site as well as carrying the iPad to acquire information as you tour.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Buongiorno andydj31, thank you and if you ever...

Buongiorno andydj31, thank you and if you ever come back to Victoria, please contact us.

Ciao, Bryan
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Hi ghoran, thank you for the tips but sadly we...

Hi ghoran, thank you for the tips but sadly we have now finished our tour.
Ciao, Bryan
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
"Bella Italia"

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/64257788@N08/7923906582/" title="photo by VanIsland_Rider, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8445/7923906582_8bd71de856_b.jpg" width="1024"...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 11:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
"Carpe diem" we don't know what tomorrow brings...

"Carpe diem" we don't know what tomorrow brings so do it now, don't wait!!
Buonanotte, Bryan
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
I hope that some day your wife will love riding...

I hope that some day your wife will love riding the moto with you so that you both can enjoy the adventure. Adventure is the essence of life!!

Ciao, bryan
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
San Margherita Lingure

There won't be any riding pics today. The ride was a run from the rain down the autostrada to San Margherita where broken skies greated us. The evening was pleasant and the food fine and we slept...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2012, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Thanks for the reply's.

Thanks for the reply's.
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Lago di Como

"Into each life a little rain must fall" Henry Wadsworth Longfellow would have understood being a motorcyclist!! Over the past two days, we have been monsooned on twice. We made the fatal mistake...
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Hi Tessitori, we just came back from lake Como...

Hi Tessitori, we just came back from lake Como and it was raining hard! We made the mistake of not brining rain gear, I know a stupid thing to do but following the weather for this area prior to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By VanIsland Rider
2004 vs 2011 GS

I now am in Italy and have rented a 2011 GS. I am wondering why the big difference in the feel of the engine between my 2004 and this 2011 GS. The throttle response is so much smoother than my...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Bologna to Verona

Our ride today took us from Bologna to Verona. This is a very agricultural area, not the image of Italy that first comes to mind but fits since some of the best cheese and meats originate here. I...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Venezia

Well there won't be any riding pics today, we spent four hours on the autostrada which was boring but it brought us to Venice!!!! It's amazing that all these ancient cities are still living...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,873
Posted By VanIsland Rider
Thank Tiwaz, we visited Verona this afternoon,...

Thank Tiwaz, we visited Verona this afternoon, loved the atmosphere. The rains will cool things off a bit, maybe the temp will be more like we are accustomed to.
Ciao, Bryan
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