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Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By tor1150r
Thanks all. Time for a change! Noted 12k

Thanks all.
Time for a change! Noted 12k
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,513
Posted By tor1150r
I've been using a Marsee tail bag for a few...

I've been using a Marsee tail bag for a few years. They last!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By tor1150r
Air Filter replacement schedule 1200GS

Looked here and on the web, as well as my manual. Unable to find the recommended replacement schedule for the air filter on my 07 GS.
I have 28k kms on it. I only get off road a few times/season....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By tor1150r
Oil change before storage

I'll change the oil/filter before I store my GS for the winter.
Question is if I change the oil, and ride 5-6 kms to the storage garage am I defeating the purpose? Will the oil degrade in that...
Forum: Canada 10-20-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,652
Posted By tor1150r
Thx....I knew a about a new owner but not about...

Thx....I knew a about a new owner but not about the loaner policy.

I took mine in for the 10k last week. They had it done in 1 day, and no surprises when it came time to settle. 375$ as quoted,...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2008, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By tor1150r
GTA Exotics are just west of Toronto, in...

GTA Exotics are just west of Toronto, in Etobicoke. You can seem them from the Gardiner.
Forum: Canada 09-23-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,652
Posted By tor1150r
Thanks all. I never heard back from Budd's, and...

Thanks all.
I never heard back from Budd's, and I'd have to take a day off work to go to Durham - they aren't open on weekends either, so that scratches a Sat drop-off.

I finally got in touch...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2008, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By tor1150r
Downtown is a must I'd say. If you like the...

Downtown is a must I'd say. If you like the buttoned up (a little pretense) crowd, consider King St/Adelaide/Richmond and of course Yorkville (trying not to offend!). If you are into the local...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By tor1150r
I think I can speak for 'most' riders in the...

I think I can speak for 'most' riders in the Toronto area (please note 'most' !! ).
Levels have dropped as well. I had an issue in 2006 and contacted Norm Wells (head of Motorrad Canada, I...
Forum: Canada 09-23-2008, 09:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,652
Posted By tor1150r
BMW service in Toronto

I've bought 2 bikes from BMW Toronto and have had nearly all service done there. No secret that the service level has dropped substantially in the last 1-2 years (although the guys there are decent...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2008, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,642
Posted By tor1150r
Do not use dishwashing detergent on any vehicle. ...

Do not use dishwashing detergent on any vehicle. I don't know if this is what's dulling the finish on your rims. DW soap is not 'auto finish' friendly. There are harsh agents that are made to...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2008, 06:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,624
Posted By tor1150r
Great thread. I'm usually poking around GSpot,...

Great thread. I'm usually poking around GSpot, and clicked on RF (Canada) to see what's new. I'm in Toronto and have dozens of saved Mapsource routes around SW and SE Ontario. I'm assuming most...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By tor1150r
Thx for the replies. I think I just needed a...

Thx for the replies. I think I just needed a little re-assurance on my first (although basic) DIY task.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,220
Posted By tor1150r
My first oil change . . .quick question

Just did my first oil/filter change on my 07 GS. Pretty straightforward. JVB video was certainly a help.

Followed procedures:
-warm up bike (10 min ride)
-side stand to drain cooler (5 mins)...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By tor1150r
Had this happen on my 07 GS (7000 kms on it so...

Had this happen on my 07 GS (7000 kms on it so far). Engine is still breaking in and consumes some oil. I found my 'check oil' warning came on when the oil level was low (below the bubble in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By tor1150r
That's what I thought. First time it happend I...

That's what I thought. First time it happend I stopped at the dealer and they said low oil level will trigger the warning - which I assume would have an effect on pressure. With only 5k on the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2008, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By tor1150r
Thx...I figured as much. Topped up this morning...

Thx...I figured as much. Topped up this morning and all is good.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By tor1150r
'Check Oil' warning icon

I have an '07 GS, with just over 5000 km on it. Rides great. Love the bike.
Today the temp was hovering around 30 degrees C in Toronto and I was in gridlock. The temp gauge rose to the bar (notch...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By tor1150r
+1 . . .as above I find the range left a...

+1 . . .as above

I find the range left a little suspect. It starts to flash when I have ~80 km left before empty. I let it run down to about 30 km left, according to the computer, then fill up. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By tor1150r
Then I'll wait it out. I don't remember this...

Then I'll wait it out. I don't remember this much vibe on my '04 1150R.
Thanks all.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By tor1150r
Figured as much. Didn't think it would be out so...

Figured as much. Didn't think it would be out so soon after the 1k service - assuming these adjustments were made correctly!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By tor1150r
vibes @ 4200 RPM

I have an '07 GS with 3200 km on it so far and I've already had the 1k service (Toronto BMW).
I'm getting that numbing vibration at 4200 RPM, on my right hand only. At 4000 RPM I can hear a slight...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Alaska & Canada 03-30-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,974
Posted By tor1150r
Did this in 2006. Scenery is spectacular, roads...

Did this in 2006. Scenery is spectacular, roads are good. No shortage of fuel/food, but it's all more $$$ between Banff and Jasper. If you have time (like someone else stated above), try to catch...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 10:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,421
Posted By tor1150r
Here is the text from a post on R1150R.net. I...

Here is the text from a post on R1150R.net. I lived on that board for 3 years until my recent GS purchase. Some of these guys have proved to be quite credible....this is long!

***
This is a...
Forum: Canada 03-23-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 11,697
Posted By tor1150r
Picking up my GS in early April. If Charters has...

Picking up my GS in early April. If Charters has it ready (BMW Toronto) by the 4th, I'll join in.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-16-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,472
Posted By tor1150r
I've been using a Garmin eTrex Legend Cx for 2...

I've been using a Garmin eTrex Legend Cx for 2 years. Compact, plenty of features, expandible memory cards avail, and runs on AA batteries or DC cable to your bike. THis unit has guided me across...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 875
Posted By tor1150r
FI cleaner & anti-sieze . . .

I just attended a tech seminar at BMW in Toronto. They suggest removing the FI's (and o-rings) and let them soak in a FI cleaner, but not the stuff you add to your fuel.

So far all I can find is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By tor1150r
Ok..so I did the google string search....Thanks! ...

Ok..so I did the google string search....Thanks!
By the looks of it I can still use my BMW advenced charger (gel) on the GS by simply hooking it up directly to the battery.

Thanks again.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2008, 09:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By tor1150r
Thx for the info. The plug on my Gel charger has...

Thx for the info. The plug on my Gel charger has the BMW adapter - which will plug right into the access. socket beneath the seat.

I assume I can use that, but do I have to turn the ignition...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,167
Posted By tor1150r
Battery Charger Options??

I've searched on this and the results were too general to sift through them . . .sorry if this has been beaten to death.

I recently purchased an 07 GS (picking it up in April). The BMW gel...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,755
Posted By tor1150r
Dragonfire, Thanks for the in-depth and...

Dragonfire,
Thanks for the in-depth and informative post. I recently traded in my R1150R for an 07 GS. Not having ridden one for more than 30 minutes, I'm looking forward to picking it up in...
Forum: Alaska 02-21-2008, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,391
Posted By tor1150r
CanucSteve....sounds like a great trip. I did...

CanucSteve....sounds like a great trip. I did all of what you are planning in 2006 (from Toronto too!, but only as far as Tok in Alaska). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

It...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2008, 08:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,757
Posted By tor1150r
My wife and I took a 3-month, 2-up trip in 2006. ...

My wife and I took a 3-month, 2-up trip in 2006. We crossed Canada twice. We camped 25 of the 90 days on the road. We did this on my R1150R (traded in Nov 07 for an 07 GS). There are more pics...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2007, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By tor1150r
+1 Wondering the same thing. Just traded my 04...

+1
Wondering the same thing. Just traded my 04 1150R for an 07 GS...
Forum: Canada 10-03-2007, 07:31 PM
Replies: 22,432
Views: 2,370,015
Posted By tor1150r
+1 for no cable, satellite or even Facebook! ...

+1 for no cable, satellite or even Facebook!
I've heard about the speed crackdown on the radio (680 news dose each morning).

BTW...weekend weather is looking great so far for S. Ontario. I'll be...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2007, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,887
Posted By tor1150r
I'm riding a BMW R1150R. I think this is a...

I'm riding a BMW R1150R.
I think this is a great all-rounder. Took me through Canada twice last year.
Not the best on loose stuff, but depending on your skill/confidence you 'can' get by on a...
Forum: Ride reports 09-05-2007, 08:14 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 25,354
Posted By tor1150r
Parki Amazing trip and excellent pics. ...

Parki
Amazing trip and excellent pics. Congrats on a fantastic adventure.
I did this trip last summer, on my R1150R!
I was riding 2-up and could not make it across the Trans-Lab as planned.
The...
Forum: Canada 07-11-2007, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By tor1150r
JimmieA, You're headed for a great trip! I did...

JimmieA,
You're headed for a great trip! I did this trip last summer and have listed the gear I (we) took. There is some spectacular scenery as well. Try to make a little time to stop and take it...
Forum: Canada 05-26-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By tor1150r
+1 for Dawson City (take Top of the World highway...

+1 for Dawson City (take Top of the World highway to Chicken and Tok - it's a blast), and Skagway. Agreed - the town is full of tacky tourist shops, but the ride there from Whitehorse is...
Forum: Canada 04-21-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By tor1150r
Try Motorcycle Superstore (Queen/River, address...

Try Motorcycle Superstore (Queen/River, address is on River Street). They seem to have a large inventory. Some of it is discontinued, but still a deal. If you have the time, also try GP Bikes...
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