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Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 162,857
Posted By chromius
I'm experiencing the exact same wear pattern...

I'm experiencing the exact same wear pattern after more than 5000Km. Wheels balanced and wheel was trued before the tire went on.

The only thing I can think of is that those particular blocks are...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 162,857
Posted By chromius
Here's my $0.02 on the TKC70 front mounted to a...

Here's my $0.02 on the TKC70 front mounted to a 2014 R1200GS

I can't comment on the rear as I'm still wearing out a previous tire, but for the front, the TKC70 after about 5000KM has been pretty...
Forum: Canada 05-21-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9,921
Views: 711,116
Posted By chromius
I scouted out Site 2 and 3 a few weeks ago and...

I scouted out Site 2 and 3 a few weeks ago and there really wasn't any good way to ride up to them that I could see. Arcol is only a few hundred feet from the sites so you could park in the bush and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,849
Posted By chromius
I had the same concern, so I asked them, and this...

I had the same concern, so I asked them, and this was the reply from shell:
"Hello Adam,
Shell Rotella T6 5W-40 meets JASO MA and MA2. The label may have not yet been updated.
We do apologize for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,849
Posted By chromius
You can use Rotella T6 5w-40 synthetic. It's JASO...

You can use Rotella T6 5w-40 synthetic. It's JASO MA-2, It's inexpensive, and available anywhere in Canada where oil is sold. I've been using it in my '14 GS for 20,000Km's, and no problems. Changed...
Forum: Canada 04-12-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9,921
Views: 711,116
Posted By chromius
Oh man...That blows. You should have let me hold...

Oh man...That blows. You should have let me hold that wheel!

It was pretty nice out there today.
Forum: Canada 01-30-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9,921
Views: 711,116
Posted By chromius
This morning on CBC radio they were talking about...

This morning on CBC radio they were talking about someone riding down riverside in this snow...which one of you crazies was it? :clap
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 214,008
Posted By chromius
And from the front...

And from the front...
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 214,008
Posted By chromius
Long range LED:

Long range LED:
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 214,008
Posted By chromius
I figure I'll add my praise for these lights. ...

I figure I'll add my praise for these lights.

Running them on a 2014 R1200GS, mounted to a homemade light bar. Couldn't be happier. Took some trial and error, but I got them aimed just right so...
Forum: Canada 10-19-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9,921
Views: 711,116
Posted By chromius
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'd most...

Barring any unforeseen circumstances, I'd most likely be down for Saturday. Was up in the Calabogie/Lanark area today for a nice ride, much colder than expected. Couldn't feel my toes by the time I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By chromius
I just finished an install of some cyclops lights...

I just finished an install of some cyclops lights on a '14 GS without LED headlight, and this is the way I wired them in too. I used a small spade connector that slides in perfectly to the + side of...
Forum: Vendors 10-08-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 1,372
Views: 214,008
Posted By chromius
I just wanted to chime in here with my thoughts. ...

I just wanted to chime in here with my thoughts.

After looking into several different lighting options for my '14 R12GS, I made the decision to go with the Long range optimus rounds and wide beam...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,588
Posted By chromius
Unless you had the clutch pulled in, it's...

Unless you had the clutch pulled in, it's impossible to lock up the rear without stalling the engine, so is it possible it just slipped laterally due to quick deceleration, rather than actually...
Forum: Canada 09-25-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 9,921
Views: 711,116
Posted By chromius
I figured you'd be around here, I noticed your...

I figured you'd be around here, I noticed your ADV sticker last night. I'm the one that was on the GS :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 12,764
Posted By chromius
I've been running it for 10000 km's on my '14 GS...

I've been running it for 10000 km's on my '14 GS so far with no issues. Clutch operation feels identical to the OE Castrol, and everything else runs just as smooth. At a quarter the price, and...
Forum: Canada 08-28-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 9,921
Views: 711,116
Posted By chromius
So you're saying it's not okay to quietly...

So you're saying it's not okay to quietly subscribe to a thread? :D

I'm friends with everlast, and I'm not doing the Calabogie Boogie, but I enjoy long walks......oh wrong thread.

I ride an...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By chromius
Mine has done the same a few times, as fbj913...

Mine has done the same a few times, as fbj913 said, usually after it sits a couple of days.

I asked my dealer to take a look, and they are going to replace the starter switch assembly, but to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,502
Posted By chromius
The very first day I got my '14 GS, I spent 3...

The very first day I got my '14 GS, I spent 3 hours in bumper to bumper traffic on the freeway while riding it home (Bought it several hundred km's from home). Temps were around 35 degrees C (95F),...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-06-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 606,548
Posted By chromius
Just got back from my trip, and wow. Joe You...

Just got back from my trip, and wow. Joe You truly are lucky to live in such a beautiful place, with great roads!

I really enjoyed exploring the area, and while the weather was on and off rain,...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-24-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 3,019
Views: 1,665,996
Posted By chromius
It's taken me a little while, but I've finally...

It's taken me a little while, but I've finally caught up.

You two are truly inspirational, and I've really enjoyed reading about your travels. Can't wait for more. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-21-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 606,548
Posted By chromius
Hey all, this is my first post (been lurking and...

Hey all, this is my first post (been lurking and getting inspired for a while). Just wanted to say thanks for the thread and great photos.

I've only ever done day trips around home, and I've got...
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