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Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,362,781
Posted By Ron from BC
LED's on the lower fork works great for the...

LED's on the lower fork works great for the desired triangle of light....in particular in amber color.

I opted for Skene's Photon Blasters and OMG are they bright. They also have his patented...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ron from BC
The only thoughts I found on this issue were that...

The only thoughts I found on this issue were that it was crank end play and a failing clutch slave, the latter being from Steptoe. I replaced my clutch slave at about 93K miles and it made no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By Ron from BC
Clutch Noise?

....are you referring to the metronome like knocking when the clutch is disengaged (lever pulled in) when stopped at a light etc? Knocking more pronounced with a warm engine? Knocking happens...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,848
Posted By Ron from BC
IIRC BMW helmets were not available in the States...

IIRC BMW helmets were not available in the States because they didn't go through the US process for DOT testing and approval. Canada accepts the ECE certification.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By Ron from BC
$1K for both front and rear? That might be tough...

$1K for both front and rear? That might be tough order...

I recently installed a new Elka front shock on my '02 GSA to match the rear. The front cost $695 CDN and with the abysmal exchange rate...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By Ron from BC
One of my best trips!

Rushmore (breathtaking)
Badlands (Sage Creek Road)
Blackhills
Needles Highway (GoPro worthy)
Custer National Park (yikes...Tatonka on the road :huh)

Deadwood sadly didn't do it for me, very...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 561,945
Posted By Ron from BC
Wow! Catastrophic indeed..... My GSA is at...

Wow! Catastrophic indeed.....

My GSA is at 127K miles and, touch wood, original FD. Just pulled that driveshaft this year to replace the pivot bearings. Well done to have pulled that apart on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,427
Posted By Ron from BC
'02 GSA, 6'3 & 194 lbs, OEM windscreen with...

'02 GSA, 6'3 & 194 lbs, OEM windscreen with Wunderlich spoiler on the top. Works fine for me.
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-06-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 203,173
Posted By Ron from BC
http://www.zumoforums.com/index.php?topic=17776.0

http://www.zumoforums.com/index.php?topic=17776.0
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-06-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 203,173
Posted By Ron from BC
Just installed a custom theme courtesy of a...

Just installed a custom theme courtesy of a fellow on Zumo Forums. The theme has been very well received by others on that forum who have also had contrast issues in bright sun.

Look forward to...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-06-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 203,173
Posted By Ron from BC
Screen Issues in Sun

Anyone find a way to improve the screen visibility in the sun. I used the 590 for the first time on a trip this past week and the screen in bright sun was difficult to make out and when in direct...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,362,781
Posted By Ron from BC
Matching Front

Needed to replace the front shock, I was on my second OEM Showa, so I ended up getting an Elka Stage 4 to match the rear.
...
Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 5,221
Views: 957,083
Posted By Ron from BC
...shortly after getting my SS I let it sit for...

...shortly after getting my SS I let it sit for awhile with a full tank. It hadn't been used much prior to my purchase. It too dumped a bunch of gas overnight.

Hasn't happened since.....:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Ron from BC
Don't forget these guys for parts, they've been...

Don't forget these guys for parts, they've been in business a long time and have great reviews.

https://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R850%20R1100%20R1150&bikeref=R1150GS :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,057
Posted By Ron from BC
Ditto with all the other comments, I too chased a...

Ditto with all the other comments, I too chased a similar leak(s) on my '02 GSA. After replacing a couple of the lower rubber bushings on the valve cover bolts and spark plug donuts it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,623
Posted By Ron from BC
125K miles on the original '02 GSA clutch...

125K miles on the original '02 GSA clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5,221
Views: 957,083
Posted By Ron from BC
Using LED bulbs in a conventional incandescent...

Using LED bulbs in a conventional incandescent system presents a variety of challenges. On my BMW 1150GSA I had to cut the trace line on the flasher unit PCB so my system wouldn't flash at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,362,781
Posted By Ron from BC
Interesting, my lexan footprint finally wore out...

Interesting, my lexan footprint finally wore out so I did the hockey puck mod. It's working 'ok' but when I'm loaded on trips I don't trust the give in the rubber material plus I wouldn't mind it a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By Ron from BC
1150GSA Elka Stage 4 Front Shock Install

I thought I had seen some pics/comments on this in the past but I can't seem to find it now.

I have the Stage 4 Elka on the rear which has been good for about 100K miles. I'm sure I've read that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,181
Posted By Ron from BC
Hrmm.....search 'Advrider led flasher trace' and...

Hrmm.....search 'Advrider led flasher trace' and voila....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995715

:wink:
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-22-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 203,173
Posted By Ron from BC
I'm in Canada....that's Cdn dollars. You paid...

I'm in Canada....that's Cdn dollars. You paid 620 Euros which today's rate here equates to $842.21 Cdn. :evil
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 03-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,261
Views: 203,173
Posted By Ron from BC
I grabbed my 590 last November as the rates were...

I grabbed my 590 last November as the rates were going up....I grimaced at paying $800.

When I looked what they go for now up here I was speechless....:huh
Forum: Canada 03-15-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Ron from BC
LOL, I thought I was the only obsessive one about...

LOL, I thought I was the only obsessive one about that route. My first trip is in May and SR 20 is always an option. I regularly check the WDOT thread on the avalanche team's updates in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,362,781
Posted By Ron from BC
Another Canadian 'Raisin', like me, who continues...

Another Canadian 'Raisin', like me, who continues to resist metric. Reto, I've been lovin' this mild winter with our highs in the 50's and touching 60 and lows in mid 40's.

I installed some...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Ron from BC
....follow up email sent. I already have amber...

....follow up email sent. I already have amber and white aux lighting which I don't use at the same time. I wouldn't mind having the PB led's on all the times under some conditions but would like...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Ron from BC
I've had the P3's on the rear for years and...

I've had the P3's on the rear for years and they're one of the best farkles I have on the bike.

I have a set of Photon Blasters w/turn signal option to install. I'd really like to have the option...
Forum: Canada 01-30-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,744
Posted By Ron from BC
Well it certainly can effect the 'deal factor' on...

Well it certainly can effect the 'deal factor' on merchandise but as far as travel south it's still a bargain. The bulk on my expenses when travelling south on the bike or RV is gas and food and...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,904
Posted By Ron from BC
I'm on my third set of K60's, during the first...

I'm on my third set of K60's, during the first year I too experienced a minor leak requiring top up every 3 weeks or so. I put up with this until the next tire change and at that time I replaced my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,362,781
Posted By Ron from BC
Does the cam chain tensioner wear out and make...

Does the cam chain tensioner wear out and make noise? The new part, around '07 doesn't have a spring.....

:ear
Forum: Canada 01-23-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,204
Posted By Ron from BC
....so, as in CA, it appears to be drafted to...

....so, as in CA, it appears to be drafted to allow MC operators to get through in congested traffic.

Didn't BC have something in draft form to allow MC's to ride on the shoulder in times of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 561,945
Posted By Ron from BC
[QUOTE=StickyBill;25993872]My 2002 Adventure on...

[QUOTE=StickyBill;25993872]My 2002 Adventure on the government dock in Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada...

It's pretty much stock except for the ึhlins suspension and the Sargent seat. It has over...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,362,781
Posted By Ron from BC
....sniff sniff, does anyone else smell Pledge? ...

....sniff sniff, does anyone else smell Pledge?

So you're running with just a stubby...noise difference?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By Ron from BC
That rear shock/strut part number has been...

That rear shock/strut part number has been superseded by new part number:

33537666397

This rear shock/strut is for the R1150RT/RS and R850RT.
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By Ron from BC
Ya I hope he's well too....he's right off the...

Ya I hope he's well too....he's right off the grid on google searches.
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By Ron from BC
Irish Bob Murphy - Ride Away Cancer?

Any heard or read what has become of this adventurous guy? He seems to have fallen off the map after his return to the US, for a break, in the spring of 2014.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Ron from BC
Me too, I used to get them and scallops diving...

Me too, I used to get them and scallops diving off the island here years ago but that has since stopped.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Ron from BC
Thanks! :thumb

Thanks!

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,196
Views: 1,362,781
Posted By Ron from BC
Ok I'll bite, was a detail sander involved in...

Ok I'll bite, was a detail sander involved in this?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Ron from BC
North CA Coast - Abalone Restaurant?

Anyone know of a restaurant that sells Abalone on the CA coast north of Frisco?

:ear

Thanks...
Forum: Canada 12-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,387
Posted By Ron from BC
...well that's interesting about CM/Parts Canada....

...well that's interesting about CM/Parts Canada. The Motovan price is 1032.99 retail and from what I've been able to determine is that the dealer margin is anywhere between 20-30% depending on...
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