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Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 11,729
Posted By Disco Dean
I have had a few sets and never had an issue with...

I have had a few sets and never had an issue with the tires - the Heidenau was very noisy... but the Karoo 3's really nice (to me)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By Disco Dean
1 - I put some lithium around the boots also to...

1 - I put some lithium around the boots also to make sure they are lubed. Be very careful when you put them back in as they seat quite loosely and you can have them not seat properly. Its not a big...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 55,975
Posted By Disco Dean
Weird.. this is so old it is not even funny. ...

Weird.. this is so old it is not even funny.

And, I guess I am lucky because when i took mine in it was replaced under warranty two years ago.

That is really strange it is coming up like this...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,232
Posted By Disco Dean
Agree... It is pretty easy and they get plenty...

Agree... It is pretty easy and they get plenty corroded... pads can hang up very easily on the pins and it takes almost negligible drag on a pad to wear it right down.

You can nice new titanium...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By Disco Dean
Will do Def.

Will do Def.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By Disco Dean
Im in Southern Ontario. It was a brutal winter...

Im in Southern Ontario. It was a brutal winter again and too cold but it is not Saskatchewan. The southern US got hit hard for sure... but -29c for us is too much.

Snow is melting which is good...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,614
Posted By Disco Dean
First Ride of the Season... and not soon enough!

Man not much to tell except I was going to do something drastic if I didnt get out and I did. Sunny and near dry but lots of snow still. I envy you guys down south!

0 degrees - and perfect.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By Disco Dean
First I think they ship and with your dollar the...

First I think they ship and with your dollar the way it is right now you get another 20%!!!! off!!!

They have extensive assembly on where to set up the front reservoir. The line fits under the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By Disco Dean
Up until only last year when they introduced...

Up until only last year when they introduced their new GS shocks the Ohlins only came with 1 speed compression dampening and rebound and optional hydraulic preload on the rear and ONLY one dampening...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By Disco Dean
There is no question that Ohlins are a world...

There is no question that Ohlins are a world class product. And, in some spaces the best.

However they have always been slow with the feature set and high in the price. The philosophy was they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,181
Posted By Disco Dean
I had a set of Elkas and they are great. They...

I had a set of Elkas and they are great. They come in about $1500/1800 for the pair depending on the shock. Made in Canada.

They are quite good quality shocks with a little less pedigree than...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,217
Posted By Disco Dean
Sound investment... she is happy. You are happy....

Sound investment... she is happy. You are happy. As long as you take her somewhere once in a while that she can wear those diamonds you are good. My better half loves being on the back and she is an...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,516
Posted By Disco Dean
The only reason corn farmers are selling it for...

The only reason corn farmers are selling it for ethanol is subsidies. No other reason. It is also the reason that corn prices have gone up so much in Central America that people are starving.

That...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,000
Posted By Disco Dean
I have a 21 on my bike and handling differences...

I have a 21 on my bike and handling differences are negligible to turn in. Keep in mind this is not the same as lowering or raising the forks in the triple clamps - as there is no movement there it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,266
Views: 1,093,161
Posted By Disco Dean
Hey cool shot... what tires are those?

Hey cool shot... what tires are those?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,189
Posted By Disco Dean
...Def. I dont know of any measurable...

...Def.

I dont know of any measurable performance advantage for removing the Canister in engine. As I stated before I "assume" there is.

I also noted my use of "assume" by pointing out I used...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,189
Posted By Disco Dean
I agree with you. In that I never said it was not...

I agree with you. In that I never said it was not a good idea. In fact anything that can make a real difference to pollution is a good idea.

I was just saying that the argument that it does not...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,189
Posted By Disco Dean
Im in Canada and my bike doesn't come with it -...

Im in Canada and my bike doesn't come with it - nor do the European bikes... so it is either a good thing or BMW didn't feel like charging us for it.

If only the US requires a Canister and to my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,152
Posted By Disco Dean
Anton does rebuilds and have used him - he is...

Anton does rebuilds and have used him - he is perfect for this.

Total cost with parts was under $700.

Mine had shim problems from the factory that we identified and I had shims made (laser cut...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,189
Posted By Disco Dean
You can grab a dremel and grind the tops of the...

You can grab a dremel and grind the tops of the screw heads off - remove everything - then cover the exposed bolts with tape - that would clean it up and not impact the tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,796
Posted By Disco Dean
Just last week had a similar problem and slotting...

Just last week had a similar problem and slotting it with a dremel as suggested is pretty much perfect.

The fill plug does not need to be tightened hardly at all - I am suspect why it would be so...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,408
Posted By Disco Dean
You guys in the states are so lucky... don't ever...

You guys in the states are so lucky... don't ever complain! I pay $700 a year for mine and that is the best deal I could get... most people pay $1100 and that is what I used to pay. My buddy in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,232
Posted By Disco Dean
If I remember correctly one of the pads is...

If I remember correctly one of the pads is thinner than the other - is that the case with the ones you got? I did not see that noted in the post. That would be enough to do it as they are very tight...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-17-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 1,840
Views: 156,570
Posted By Disco Dean
DV - this week!

Hey Everyone,

Heading out for our first DV tour - based in Beatty.

Any current thoughts on conditions or roads closed etc. Snow in the higher elevations....

Anyone with something to tell us?...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By Disco Dean
:clap It's a Rukka so I can only afford one! ...

:clap It's a Rukka so I can only afford one! Well I have two - a cold weather and warm weather jacket and on a few occasions in about 8 years have forgotten to switch it out.

But, still would...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,151
Posted By Disco Dean
I always put mine in a ziplock in an inside...

I always put mine in a ziplock in an inside breast pocket of my jacket.

I figure I will always always have my jacket on and if the bike gets stolen I still have the docs.... or if it needs to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 402
Posted By Disco Dean
Norton Commando... ...

Norton Commando...

http://youtu.be/iKqpvriKZuA
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By Disco Dean
Hi, Im 6'2" and have always had trouble with seat...

Hi, Im 6'2" and have always had trouble with seat pain. I have an 06 ADV

I made my own seat from my OEM seat pad and while it worked better and for my skills pretty damn nice - It was still too...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,007
Posted By Disco Dean
Spacer in the front suspension... #4 It fits and...

Spacer in the front suspension... #4 It fits and it is there and could be missed... The lock ring is 42mm so I think it would fit there - one in each side up against the seals... makes sense.

??...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,755
Posted By Disco Dean
Interesting... I am not making any definitive...

Interesting... I am not making any definitive suggestions as I DO NOT have a cam head but a simple review of the plug shows this is a good alternative.

And, on UKGSER...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Disco Dean
Could be ADV bash plate or most cases those...

Could be ADV bash plate or most cases those things are for mechanical mounting during assembly and robotics etc... or disassembly with special tools and pullers.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,755
Posted By Disco Dean
Ive got way too much to say about spark plugs but...

Ive got way too much to say about spark plugs but suffice to say there are many much better alternatives to stock as others have mentioned... To say BMW know what they are doing is correct but...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,037
Posted By Disco Dean
Just to be clear a "hotter" plug has nothing at...

Just to be clear a "hotter" plug has nothing at all to do with spark heat or intensity.

It only has to do with the amount of metal in the plug body and combination of which is isolated closely to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Disco Dean
I am very happy with my Elkas also very cool...

I am very happy with my Elkas also very cool indeed and low and high speed adjustment which to me is key.

I have a set for my 06 GS(A) that I am selling as I am going to give the Touratech...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By Disco Dean
Its pretty simple if you have some tools.. at...

Its pretty simple if you have some tools.. at least the rear is stupid easy.

However - I suggest Dualsportplus in Brantford. They have a good shop and extensive experience on setting up ADV...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By Disco Dean
I have some Rukka gear and find it amazing. In...

I have some Rukka gear and find it amazing. In all regards. It is expensive though. I have worn Revit and Acerbis and others... BMW Rally is a very nice adventure suit and have had two of those. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,136
Posted By Disco Dean
Don't get me wrong... I am a complete dork when...

Don't get me wrong... I am a complete dork when it comes to always using my torque wrench and specs... even though I know if I use my experience and always tighten to a little less than I think it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,525
Posted By Disco Dean
I have an early version of the mudsling and it is...

I have an early version of the mudsling and it is great. Clean, fits nicely and is stupid easy to instal and remove if you have to. I suspect that most are quite good though... from any one of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By Disco Dean
Same to you and all the inmates that at once,...

Same to you and all the inmates that at once, help, frustrate, annoy, educate, illuminate, confuse, confound, instigate and just plain participate.

This is by far one of the best communities I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,600
Posted By Disco Dean
Just in case you did not know - there is a micro...

Just in case you did not know - there is a micro little grub screw inside of the torx... like a set screw to lock in the nipple - very tiny and I am sure it is an allen key screw - like 3mm. You will...
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