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Forum: Canada 02-21-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 23,559
Posted By Canadane
Good on ya, James. Glad to hear that we can...

Good on ya, James.
Glad to hear that we can again get the Beemers serviced in the Okanagan, even getting them fixed after a crash.
Even though I am now on the Island, I will probably be over there...
Forum: Canada 01-25-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,377
Posted By Canadane
Just heard from a reliable source that a new BMW...

Just heard from a reliable source that a new BMW dealership will be opening up in Kelowna within the next 2 months.
Running the accessory and clothing department will be our old, OK sorry, young...
Forum: Canada 11-28-2010, 04:35 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 100,626
Posted By Canadane
I should also have mentioned that if anybody from...

I should also have mentioned that if anybody from the Island, where I now live, are interested in riding together we could take the ferry from Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay and then up over Whistler,...
Forum: Canada 11-28-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 100,626
Posted By Canadane
Hi MANXMAN, Looks like RED CAT already...

Hi MANXMAN,

Looks like RED CAT already signed us up. Both of us old, white haired geezers are going to do our best not to hold up the gang.
One of the best rides I have done was last year's BCBTR...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 72,275
Posted By Canadane
Another one. New in the area. Previously in the...

Another one. New in the area. Previously in the Okanagan but now in the Qualicum Beach/Parksville area. (French Creek)

Canadane
Forum: Canada 11-12-2010, 12:15 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,377
Posted By Canadane
Well, maybe that explains why it took 2 months to...

Well, maybe that explains why it took 2 months to get the parts for my GS to get it repaired after the crash. Good thing I got it out in the end of August. There are still a couple of things that...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2010, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,613
Posted By Canadane
May 2 ride

Anyone in the Vernon area who feel like bringing in May with a real good ride can meet Howie and I at the Pantry on Sunday Morning at 9:00 or earlier, depending on how much you eat for breakfast....
Forum: Canada 04-17-2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,613
Posted By Canadane
dump-a-thump PM sent. Canadane

dump-a-thump

PM sent.

Canadane
Forum: Canada 04-17-2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,613
Posted By Canadane
Hi Howie, Get in touch with me if it is this...

Hi Howie,

Get in touch with me if it is this Sunday you are "working on something".
Sunday should be a much better day than last time.
My phone is working again.

Canadane
Forum: Canada 04-03-2010, 07:05 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 40,258
Posted By Canadane
Camping

Nakusp's Municipal Camp Ground is a perfect place to stay. I stayed there last summer during Bee Cee Beemers Rally and although it poured for a couple of nights the facilities were fine....
Forum: Canada 04-01-2010, 09:26 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 40,258
Posted By Canadane
I will be there. I am bringing my camping gear...

I will be there. I am bringing my camping gear since it will be time to try out my new tent. If, along the way someone has an extra bed in the room I would be willing to share cost. I have been on...
Forum: Canada 04-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,613
Posted By Canadane
I will be there. Being fairly new to the Vernon...

I will be there. Being fairly new to the Vernon area I am looking for some new riding partners. It is all right to go for rides alone in this little corner of Paradise but sometimes more fun to go...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By Canadane
Just bought my second pair of Sidi Discovery....

Just bought my second pair of Sidi Discovery. Wouldn't wear anything else for the riding you do on a GS.
One piece of advice. If the dealer can get an extra buckle or two buy them also. I broke one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By Canadane
Question Distance with a plug?

I am sorry to start a tire related thread but it is not about which tire is best.
On a ride yesterday I picked up a nail in my rear Tourance. Normally if it had been 65% used I would just get a new...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 902,397
Posted By Canadane
Having the thing you need!

After discovering a big nail in my tire today, the best piece of equipment I can think of is the tire plug kit I had in my tail bag and the Leatherman tool when I used the pliers to pull that sucker...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,952
Posted By Canadane
Another thank you for the pictorial. It was easy...

Another thank you for the pictorial. It was easy to do once shown how. My only problem is that although I cleaned everything thoroughly and even put a bit of lubrication on the rubber seal they still...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 13,087
Posted By Canadane
Southwest Motorrad also has a red GS there. Very...

Southwest Motorrad also has a red GS there. Very pretty but not too different from my 08. Besides, I will have to wait until a connector pipe is made for my Remus to overcome the butterfly valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By Canadane
Wicked GS Expandable cases

After a year and a half of touring on my 2008 GS with the expandable cases I find that I can not collapse them any more. When moving the lever to the smaller setting it will not move the telescopic...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,728
Posted By Canadane
I haven't tried yet but I do think that my GS...

I haven't tried yet but I do think that my GS would have a bit of a torque lull at 47000 RPM also.:D
Forum: Canada 11-19-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 24,377
Posted By Canadane
One more positive experience with SWMR. As...

One more positive experience with SWMR. As someone mentioned earlier it always seems that the complaints are more numerous than the accolades. Nobody bothers to write about the positive.
I bought my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2009, 09:20 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 172,728
Posted By Canadane
2010 1200gs

Isn't this the time of the year when rumors start flying about next year's model?
Let me be the one to start: When talking to my dealer yesterday, asking when the optimum time would be to trade in...
Forum: Canada 05-29-2009, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,447
Posted By Canadane
Queen of Chilliwack

I am one of the young old geezers that will be on the first ferry leaving Bella Coola on June 10th. I just rode the Queen of Chilliwack (that sounds kind of "dirty") which is in temporary service...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-29-2009, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By Canadane
Pissed I went ahead and ordered a new mount and it...

I went ahead and ordered a new mount and it arrived by FedEx today. I promptly installed it and hooked it up directly to my battery through a new power cord I had bought also and then stood back and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-24-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By Canadane
Zumo Trouble

Has anybody out there had trouble with a Zumo not taking a charge from the battery. I bought it last spring and have been very happy with it. This spring, when The weather finally allowed for riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Canadane
A buddy of mine got a new 2008 this spring and...

A buddy of mine got a new 2008 this spring and put his Sargent seat from his 2006 on it without any problems.

Canadane
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2008, 07:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,588
Posted By Canadane
Same experience.

I had exactly the same thing happen to me on my V-Strom when a kid came tearing out from a country lane in front of a van I was following (maybe a little too close)
When the van slammed on his...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2008, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,291
Posted By Canadane
Just to get my post number up I can happily reply...

Just to get my post number up I can happily reply that after 850 km. I am getting more and more impressed with my new 08 GS. Only problem is that yesterday, after showing her the environment she is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,341
Posted By Canadane
Strenght?

This topic has some relevance to me having just acquired a new GS1200 and at an advanced age the flesh and limbs may not be as willing as the spirit. I will explain: Coming from a Wee-Strom I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2008, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 591
Posted By Canadane
Progress?

I used to hang out in "Thumpers" when I had my KLRs then it was on to "Beasts" when getting my Wee-Strom, but now I guess my new home will be "G-Spot" since I just picked up my new 1200GS on Tuesday....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-14-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 786
Posted By Canadane
Bluhduh Routing problems

I wonder if any of you geniuses have a solution to a frustrating problem I am having with my new Topo, USA 2008 Garmin soft ware.
On my 60 CSX I have had Topo Canada installed but whenever I got to...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,542
Posted By Canadane
No, it works just fine and actually seems to rev...

No, it works just fine and actually seems to rev a little "freer" but I am sure that is just because you can now hear it spooling up.
I have tried to insert a link to the mod as done by a member on...
Forum: Beasts 02-11-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,542
Posted By Canadane
Why not just cut the "Pea Shooter" off, the short...

Why not just cut the "Pea Shooter" off, the short pipe coming out from the baffle. Several wee-strom owners have done that, me included. It doesn't make it nearly as noisy but gives it a nice subdued...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-05-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7,626
Views: 1,369,058
Posted By Canadane
If it is to be used off road, what a silly...

If it is to be used off road, what a silly assumption, I sure hope there is a switch to easily turn off the ABS since it appears that even the rear brake has it.
Canadane, BC, Canada :huh
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2007, 04:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,525
Posted By Canadane
The most obvious clue was the model designation:...

The most obvious clue was the model designation: AFD
How could everybody miss that?

Canadane
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2007, 11:15 AM
Replies: 695
Views: 44,490
Posted By Canadane
I have been reading this thread with a lot of...

I have been reading this thread with a lot of chuckles and headshaking and even some laughs in utter disbelief in how we can turn a discussion about a common interest in motorcycles and LD touring...
Forum: Beasts 02-09-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By Canadane
Thumb Can't say enough good things about the Wolfman...

Can't say enough good things about the Wolfman products. I had Eric's tankbag and Alpha rear pack on my KLR and put it through Hell. I transferred it all over to my Wee-Strom and it has served me...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2006, 06:26 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,235
Posted By Canadane
Sorry, typo!! :eek1

Sorry, typo!! :eek1
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2006, 06:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 23,235
Posted By Canadane
Wicked Why not just buy a pair of Sisi Discovery in the...

Why not just buy a pair of Sisi Discovery in the first place.
I have had mine for 4 years and 80,000 kms, and the buckles and boots are still like new; no better since they are broken in.
Gorm L.,...
Forum: Beasts 10-07-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 711,489
Posted By Canadane
Thumb New Wheeee!

:thumbup :thumbup OK, so I have been lurking here for some time after having bought my Wee-Strom in the beginning of August. I came from the KLR world, but after having been using the KLR as it was...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2006, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 30,851
Posted By Canadane
Thumb I have been very happy with my Wolfman luggage,...

I have been very happy with my Wolfman luggage, both the Alpha rear bag and the tank bag. The alpha bag with the duffel will hold enough stuff for a 2-week trip.
Eric, owner of Wolfman, is now...
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