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Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 938
Posted By gqelements
I agree. I'm also happy with my MX-9. Not PERFECT...

I agree. I'm also happy with my MX-9. Not PERFECT (like an AGV) but well built and I didn't feel bad dinging a tree the first time out with it....
Forum: Canada 04-10-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,277
Posted By gqelements
Stopped by to pick up a Rotopax and had great...

Stopped by to pick up a Rotopax and had great service. Loved the info on the trips, hoping to do Alaska with them next year.



Great store, good to have them in the (greater) community; just...
Forum: Canada 04-06-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By gqelements
The TET is the Trans Eastern Trail:...

The TET is the Trans Eastern Trail: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=508552
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Ticket was the lack of ABS button on the left...

Ticket was the lack of ABS button on the left control cluster.... (and I now I got myself the riders manual, to avoid silly questions).

On a (hopefully less silly side) I noticed that when...
Forum: Thumpers 04-06-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Thanks everyone for the coaching me to get my...

Thanks everyone for the coaching me to get my bike apart and together again; I managed to re-assemble everything and go riding over the weekend. Nothing blew up! (Well, thankfully not on my bike, but...
Forum: Canada 04-05-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By gqelements
From Toronto to Atlanta via TET - April 26th

Anyone interested in joining?

Looking to take a trip via the TET to Atlanta, GA, needing to arrive in ATL for morning of April 26th (staying there for full day Sunday and heading back on Monday). ...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 13,779
Posted By gqelements
I've been using this mount for one full season of...

I've been using this mount for one full season of off-road thrashing and it has not let me down. (also comes with a bar clamp, which i'm using). Bike has been through more dumps than I can count and...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By gqelements
Non-Hooligan Off-road Jersey

I was looking for an off-road jersey and am having trouble finding something that isn't covered with huge logos or splashed with excessive, busy colors... Othe than Klim, are there any other options...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Amazing! I'm now shopping for Spark Plugs to...

Amazing! I'm now shopping for Spark Plugs to replace my aged ones (a saga i'm sure you have been following due to my continuous pleas for help here)...

Now it seems that it is impossible to find...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Sorry, what am I twisting and turning the entire...

Sorry, what am I twisting and turning the entire black top things that are showing in the picture? Clockwise or counter clock-wise? Do i disconnect the wires that go into these first and if so, how?...
Forum: Canada 03-29-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 811
Posted By gqelements
Similar experience, ordered SIDI boots and other...

Similar experience, ordered SIDI boots and other than paying duties on the purchase (hit and miss with DHL/CP transfer) everything was great.

Hurray for globalization.
Forum: Thumpers 03-29-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Hey, Yes and thank you and everyone that...

Hey, Yes and thank you and everyone that contributed with the directions.
[Just did it today, as I had to go away for a week w/out internet]

Now more questions: the airbox is clean and has no...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
You are amazing! Two more questions: 1)...

You are amazing!

Two more questions:
1) How do I take off these fancy BMW Hose Clamps with regular tools without mangling them? and if not possible, where does one buy replacement clamps of...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Thank you, will try. Is the crank case...

Thank you, will try.



Is the crank case vent the absolutely un accessible hose thing in the middle-right/front of the airbox?



Do I NEED to split the airbox open (separating top and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Airbox renoval

I'm struggling to remove (or open, but below thread said not to open but remove the whole thing) the airbox, but even after following instructions to remove the 4 bolts and the sensor on the back...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Who is Jim (in case i don't fold and try that...

Who is Jim (in case i don't fold and try that cheap eBay shock)....?
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
..interesting and cheap enough to try and throw...

..interesting and cheap enough to try and throw out if it does not work... Reviews on the RFY Brand tend to be somewhat mixed (but not too favorable online)
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Hmmm... getting a little worried now that this...

Hmmm... getting a little worried now that this will be a situation of forced upgrade to to a Wilbers or similar...

PS: any info on the fork oil type, how much, etc? the local 'mechanic' friend is...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Hey gents, is it normal for the air-shock to be...

Hey gents, is it normal for the air-shock to be 'wheezing' under compression?

The bike is new to me and every time I throw a leg over it while in my garage the shock makes a loud wheezing noise...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 210
Posted By gqelements
EVS Helmets

Does anyone have any experience with EVS helmets? I'm looking at their 'venture' model but its impossible to fing any model-specific reviews (and very little overall EVS DS Helmets Reviews:
...
Forum: Canada 03-13-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,912
Posted By gqelements
I also pulled my bike in, but neglected to...

I also pulled my bike in, but neglected to actually work on it for a few weeks... Came back to a puddle of fork oil on ground, seeping into the grout of the tiles... Yikes!



Now its nice out...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,541
Posted By gqelements
What? Prefillters state-side? Just ordered...

What? Prefillters state-side? Just ordered Unifilter from AU. Ouch!



Wish I knew of this one!
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,541
Posted By gqelements
There goes that one... Well, I'm sure it will...

There goes that one... Well, I'm sure it will provide enough to be a mounting point, hopefully
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,541
Posted By gqelements
Thanks for all the replies. Ordered. Gulp. ...

Thanks for all the replies. Ordered. Gulp.

Hoping they extend far enough out to allow some over the tank bags to to be mounted to them to expend bike's carrying capacity (soft items like spare...
Forum: Thumpers 03-08-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,541
Posted By gqelements
Radiator Hard Part

...also looking for some feedback on whether the Touratech Radiator Hard Part is worth it....

Never had any real radiator protection on the Triumph Tiger (previous bike) but the shrouds on the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-07-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5,744
Views: 1,214,541
Posted By gqelements
...looking for a non-OEM shock in case anyone has...

...looking for a non-OEM shock in case anyone has something lying around.

PS: Anyone fitted PUIG clip-on or other 'visor' to improve airflow and create a mini windshield for the X? Looking...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 147,612
Posted By gqelements
Hmmm... Thanks for the reply. I think I'm looking...

Hmmm... Thanks for the reply. I think I'm looking for a more 'integrated' look though... Good idea on the voltmeter though!
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 260
Posted By gqelements
off-Road w. Puig Clip-On Windscreen Visor?

Does anyone have any experience with PUIG Clip-On Windscreen Visor on a dedicated off-road bike?

I'm trying to add a little extension to the 'screen' on my Xchallenge and MRA's X-Creen is just...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 147,612
Posted By gqelements
Bump. Surprised no-one seems to have mounted (or...

Bump. Surprised no-one seems to have mounted (or tried to) a clock or other temp-gauge to theese clamps...
Forum: Canada 02-26-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,057
Posted By gqelements
What is the best time (weather-wise) to do the...

What is the best time (weather-wise) to do the Dempster?
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By gqelements
How Much Oil is in typical USD Fork?

Lost about 1 shot glass of oil from left-side fork and am wondering if the bike is still safe to ride 10K to a local mechanic to re-do oil/seals...

The leak was likely caused by excess dry heat...
Forum: Americas 02-25-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By gqelements
Kind of what he said. You are approx 3.5h...

Kind of what he said. You are approx 3.5h (300kms) away from the park entrance and moose season is in the fall.. If you wake up early enough you can certainly get up there for some fishing or...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 147,612
Posted By gqelements
Bump. Any ideas would be welcome, really hoping...

Bump. Any ideas would be welcome, really hoping to get something set up for time and temp.



Thanks in advance!
Forum: Thumpers 02-19-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
http://1drv.ms/1JsR0MW 1000 words :) ...

http://1drv.ms/1JsR0MW

1000 words :)

...any help is appreciated.
Forum: Thumpers 02-17-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Silly question... Is there a trick to removing...

Silly question... Is there a trick to removing the 2 (on each side) fancy alum. washers on the rear of the bike required for removal / install of OEM or various tail racks? Removed the exhaust (left...
Forum: Thumpers 02-16-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Interesting solution but does not solve my...

Interesting solution but does not solve my concern about lack of areas to grab onto when maneuvering the bike out of a tight spot or pulling out of a large rut, etc... I'm thinking I'm going to have...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 147,612
Posted By gqelements
Has anyone mounted a small clock and/or outdoor...

Has anyone mounted a small clock and/or outdoor temp gauge onto/into HDB Top Clamp (dedicated clock/gauge and not VAPOR-style console)...?

I'm having hard time going from amenities of F-series and...
Forum: Canada 01-31-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,912
Posted By gqelements
Hope NOT to follow in your tracks...

Hope NOT to follow in your tracks...
Forum: Thumpers 01-29-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
2900 miles on the odometer! Previous owner...

2900 miles on the odometer!

Previous owner put on a Remus Ti exhaust (which I'm considering selling as I'd not the quietest), Cycra hand guards and put her in the garage :)



Thanks for the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-28-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7,915
Views: 1,272,369
Posted By gqelements
Tools

look what followed me home:

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sx4XBqAbQGM/VMm5tPD6RfI/AAAAAAAADhY/6tryVzHfkVs/w625-h553-no/Capture.PNG

Now, first question: is there a thread or a a discussion...
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