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Forum: Canada Today, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Bill 310
Just go the customer service desk and get a...

Just go the customer service desk and get a raincheck. I do that every time they have a good tool sale and are out of stock. They have to give you a raincheck unless it species no rain check in the...
Forum: Canada 01-21-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 526
Posted By Bill 310
BC Sportbikes is it's own community and some of...

BC Sportbikes is it's own community and some of us here find it quite entertaining.

Once you are settled I am sure that a few of us will be able to get together and meet you for a bite to eat...
Forum: Canada 01-17-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bill 310
I wonder if sales of the big adventure bikes ...

I wonder if sales of the big adventure bikes were poor. I meet a few people at the KTM booth in 2009 at the Vancouver Show who were gloating over the fact that people couldn't bring the bikes in...
Forum: Canada 01-16-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By Bill 310
I kept mine when I put Staintunes on my 990. I...

I kept mine when I put Staintunes on my 990. I can see a whole business now of Rent-My-Cans :deal
Forum: Latin America 01-11-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 18,410
Posted By Bill 310
Word Exactly, the photocopy laminated...

Word



Exactly, the photocopy laminated trick is so yesterday, and may get you a roadside beating.

In the same note accept the credit cards that you are offered in the mail and then cancel...
Forum: Latin America 01-06-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 18,410
Posted By Bill 310
There are specialty carriers that offer coverage...

There are specialty carriers that offer coverage that will fill the void for new arrivals to Canada.




Re registering and insuring a vehicle we have a BC plated MC in our garage that is...
Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,328
Posted By Bill 310
And they got to meet and ride with Higdon on the...

And they got to meet and ride with Higdon on the way to Deadhorse. :clap

Bob was on his RTW Honda Nighthawk.
Forum: Latin America 12-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 18,410
Posted By Bill 310
I would recommend joining IAMAT $25.00 for a...

I would recommend joining IAMAT $25.00 for a year

https://www.iamat.org

Combined with you own travel insurer you get a extra level of care access

Many Group Insurance and Travel plans have...
Forum: Road warriors 12-26-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Bill 310
It's all about custom fitting the MC to you. I...

It's all about custom fitting the MC to you. I have set up a few bikes for the Iron Butt Rally and my wife and I are at opposite ends of the motorcycle fit scale 5'4" and 6' 4" so i feel your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,321
Posted By Bill 310
:thumb Agreed

:thumb Agreed
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,321
Posted By Bill 310
The most famous group riding crash I am aware of ...

The most famous group riding crash I am aware of

http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2009/09/crash_possibly_involving_multi.html

From my observation on the road it is reasonable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,321
Posted By Bill 310
Apropos of nothing except a series of bad...

Apropos of nothing except a series of bad decisions. Group riding + testosterone + lack of judgment + stupidity. Apparently, there were calls to Police regarding the riders and their speed in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 8,321
Posted By Bill 310
I think the need or desire to participate in...

I think the need or desire to participate in group riding depends on few things

1. An individual's off bike social interaction with others on a day to day none bike basis.

2, When you started...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,769
Views: 2,740,357
Posted By Bill 310
I would like a Hilleberg for bad weather camping,...

I would like a Hilleberg for bad weather camping, but I bought a Redverz this summer and it is the best Tent I have ever had for comfort and quality.

As I near 60 being able to stand up and get...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-15-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bill 310
The AG looks taller at the back does it fit...

The AG looks taller at the back does it fit upright in the KTM battery box?
Forum: Latin America 12-15-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 18,410
Posted By Bill 310
To clarify something for the OP, and to help...

To clarify something for the OP, and to help manage both his expectations, and the expectations of those who plan to follow his ride, there are no Iron Butt Association speed records, and the Iron...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-14-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bill 310
Best Tank bag I have ever had. I have one on my...

Best Tank bag I have ever had. I have one on my Tenere and one on my BMW K1200GT, going to put one on the KTM 990 when that bike bag wears out
Enduristan Sandstorm 3E tankbag
Price: $275.00
...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,564
Posted By Bill 310
First Class Nothing better ...

First Class Nothing better

https://shop.helimot.com/shopping/default.asp
Forum: Canada 12-14-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Bill 310
You mean Rich's There are some upholstery...

You mean Rich's

There are some upholstery shops that can do a job in your budget. Head over to BC SportBikes and search the threads there
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bill 310
What model of the Earth X ?

What model of the Earth X ?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bill 310
Thanks any chance of posting up a pic of the...

Thanks any chance of posting up a pic of the battery in the box.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,295
Posted By Bill 310
Good point, I should have added in my original...

Good point, I should have added in my original post that the traffic ahead in my lane is a continuous mass as far as one can see.

BC Highways many are two lane and even on the 4 lane when the...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 12-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By Bill 310
Anti Gravity Battery 07 KTM 990

I keep my 07 990 Adventure overseas. I have trouble keeping the battery charged and on charger where it is stored.

I am thinking of getting a Anti-Gravity Battery for the bike and just...
Forum: Latin America 12-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 18,410
Posted By Bill 310
Well said. Dick Fish pre ran most of his route...

Well said. Dick Fish pre ran most of his route and along with AlcanRider was acknowledged expert in the North. Dick was also an ISDTE Gold Medalist for Canada, and a factory sponsored rider in his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,295
Posted By Bill 310
5.1 The intimidating driving antic of Bullying...

5.1 The intimidating driving antic of Bullying Pick-up truck drivers

Species Identification

3/4 or 1 ton 4wd Club or Crew Cab Pit Bull Transporter
Their Bush Bar is often diesel powered...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,784
Posted By Bill 310
Eddie's memory lives on through the Foundation....

Eddie's memory lives on through the Foundation. Eddie's childhood was in many ways a nightmare and how he managed to become who he was was a testament to his internal goodness. I just received the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By Bill 310
A bunch of folks I know ride down to San Jose BMW...

A bunch of folks I know ride down to San Jose BMW from Canada for Service, I have a friend that works at Riverside BMW it is a nice shop as well.

If you are just going to buy a bike and ride it...
Forum: Europe 12-02-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Bill 310
Check you PM's please

Check you PM's please
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,713
Posted By Bill 310
I have enough 478's to last me. With the Russian...

I have enough 478's to last me. With the Russian 2 gig Card I hope to get years more service from them.

If I was to buy a new GPS I would want one that I could buy the various cards for Europe ,...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 11-23-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,834
Posted By Bill 310
A lot depends on what type of riding you do. I...

A lot depends on what type of riding you do. I had a Rich's for riding North and solo. I now have a Russell for touring two up in Europe.

Russell Seats are simply first class, go to the start of...
Forum: Europe 11-23-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Bill 310
The BS continues regarding BMW Rome mailing back...

The BS continues regarding BMW Rome mailing back my wife's riding suit. I am calling again this week.

If the suit is still there and not tossed out can someone in Rome go pick it up for her and...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 38,718
Posted By Bill 310
I looked at the Hilleberg and really wanted one,...

I looked at the Hilleberg and really wanted one, they are the nicest tents I have ever seen. I used to be a canoe trip guide and have been wet, blown around and uncomfortable in crappy tents.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,618
Posted By Bill 310
I bought one off the website. Things take while...

I bought one off the website. Things take while to come from Europe and there is often the language difference to complicate things. I ordered mine and when it showed up about 8 weeks later i was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,492
Posted By Bill 310
Riding a bike with ABS takes different skill set...

Riding a bike with ABS takes different skill set to maximize the potential of an ABS equipped bike. I seems that for most riders mastering efficient maximum emergency braking on any motorcycle (ABS...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,240
Posted By Bill 310
:clap :clap

:clap



:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,240
Posted By Bill 310
Rockhammer nailed it. My 2 cents. I have had...

Rockhammer nailed it. My 2 cents.

I have had two 1150 GS's (I know they are not 1200's ) and currently own a BMW K1200GT. I am also fortunate to own both a KTM 990 and a Tenere.

BMW Maintenance...
Forum: Canada 11-17-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,563
Posted By Bill 310
Thanks for stepping in and correcting this tax...

Thanks for stepping in and correcting this tax issue. I always feel for the parts people who are told these lines of BS and unwittingly pass on untruths to 90% or their customers and are viewed as...
Forum: Vendors 11-17-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 355
Views: 47,021
Posted By Bill 310
Our airfreighted ordered arrived in Vancouver it...

Our airfreighted ordered arrived in Vancouver it took 2 weeks.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-13-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 26,503
Views: 5,123,646
Posted By Bill 310
What I was getting at was very simple. There are...

What I was getting at was very simple. There are often significant advantages in changing out the stock suspension.

Some riders are satisfied with stock suspension, some prefer to spend the money...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-12-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 26,503
Views: 5,123,646
Posted By Bill 310
Many of us wouldn't buy the car we drive if the...

Many of us wouldn't buy the car we drive if the seat track adjustment was reduced by 50% yet many of us will buy and ride MC whose stock suspension adjustment range is grossly inadequate for our...
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