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Forum: Thumpers 04-24-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,994
Views: 898,655
Posted By Ron from BC
...shortly after getting my SS I let it sit for...

...shortly after getting my SS I let it sit for awhile with a full tank. It hadn't been used much prior to my purchase. It too dumped a bunch of gas overnight.

Hasn't happened since.....:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By Ron from BC
Don't forget these guys for parts, they've been...

Don't forget these guys for parts, they've been in business a long time and have great reviews.

https://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R850%20R1100%20R1150&bikeref=R1150GS :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,108
Posted By Ron from BC
Ditto with all the other comments, I too chased a...

Ditto with all the other comments, I too chased a similar leak(s) on my '02 GSA. After replacing a couple of the lower rubber bushings on the valve cover bolts and spark plug donuts it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By Ron from BC
125K miles on the original '02 GSA clutch...

125K miles on the original '02 GSA clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 03-31-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4,994
Views: 898,655
Posted By Ron from BC
Using LED bulbs in a conventional incandescent...

Using LED bulbs in a conventional incandescent system presents a variety of challenges. On my BMW 1150GSA I had to cut the trace line on the flasher unit PCB so my system wouldn't flash at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,213,800
Posted By Ron from BC
Interesting, my lexan footprint finally wore out...

Interesting, my lexan footprint finally wore out so I did the hockey puck mod. It's working 'ok' but when I'm loaded on trips I don't trust the give in the rubber material plus I wouldn't mind it a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By Ron from BC
1150GSA Elka Stage 4 Front Shock Install

I thought I had seen some pics/comments on this in the past but I can't seem to find it now.

I have the Stage 4 Elka on the rear which has been good for about 100K miles. I'm sure I've read that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By Ron from BC
Hrmm.....search 'Advrider led flasher trace' and...

Hrmm.....search 'Advrider led flasher trace' and voila....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=995715

:wink:
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-22-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 169,312
Posted By Ron from BC
I'm in Canada....that's Cdn dollars. You paid...

I'm in Canada....that's Cdn dollars. You paid 620 Euros which today's rate here equates to $842.21 Cdn. :evil
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-20-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 169,312
Posted By Ron from BC
I grabbed my 590 last November as the rates were...

I grabbed my 590 last November as the rates were going up....I grimaced at paying $800.

When I looked what they go for now up here I was speechless....:huh
Forum: Canada 03-15-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,047
Posted By Ron from BC
LOL, I thought I was the only obsessive one about...

LOL, I thought I was the only obsessive one about that route. My first trip is in May and SR 20 is always an option. I regularly check the WDOT thread on the avalanche team's updates in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,213,800
Posted By Ron from BC
Another Canadian 'Raisin', like me, who continues...

Another Canadian 'Raisin', like me, who continues to resist metric. Reto, I've been lovin' this mild winter with our highs in the 50's and touching 60 and lows in mid 40's.

I installed some...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Ron from BC
....follow up email sent. I already have amber...

....follow up email sent. I already have amber and white aux lighting which I don't use at the same time. I wouldn't mind having the PB led's on all the times under some conditions but would like...
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By Ron from BC
I've had the P3's on the rear for years and...

I've had the P3's on the rear for years and they're one of the best farkles I have on the bike.

I have a set of Photon Blasters w/turn signal option to install. I'd really like to have the option...
Forum: Canada 01-30-2015, 06:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,450
Posted By Ron from BC
Well it certainly can effect the 'deal factor' on...

Well it certainly can effect the 'deal factor' on merchandise but as far as travel south it's still a bargain. The bulk on my expenses when travelling south on the bike or RV is gas and food and...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,627
Posted By Ron from BC
I'm on my third set of K60's, during the first...

I'm on my third set of K60's, during the first year I too experienced a minor leak requiring top up every 3 weeks or so. I put up with this until the next tire change and at that time I replaced my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,213,800
Posted By Ron from BC
Does the cam chain tensioner wear out and make...

Does the cam chain tensioner wear out and make noise? The new part, around '07 doesn't have a spring.....

:ear
Forum: Canada 01-23-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,866
Posted By Ron from BC
....so, as in CA, it appears to be drafted to...

....so, as in CA, it appears to be drafted to allow MC operators to get through in congested traffic.

Didn't BC have something in draft form to allow MC's to ride on the shoulder in times of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 1,484
Views: 537,276
Posted By Ron from BC
[QUOTE=StickyBill;25993872]My 2002 Adventure on...

[QUOTE=StickyBill;25993872]My 2002 Adventure on the government dock in Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada...

It's pretty much stock except for the ึhlins suspension and the Sargent seat. It has over...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,213,800
Posted By Ron from BC
....sniff sniff, does anyone else smell Pledge? ...

....sniff sniff, does anyone else smell Pledge?

So you're running with just a stubby...noise difference?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Ron from BC
That rear shock/strut part number has been...

That rear shock/strut part number has been superseded by new part number:

33537666397

This rear shock/strut is for the R1150RT/RS and R850RT.
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Ron from BC
Ya I hope he's well too....he's right off the...

Ya I hope he's well too....he's right off the grid on google searches.
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By Ron from BC
Irish Bob Murphy - Ride Away Cancer?

Any heard or read what has become of this adventurous guy? He seems to have fallen off the map after his return to the US, for a break, in the spring of 2014.
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Ron from BC
Me too, I used to get them and scallops diving...

Me too, I used to get them and scallops diving off the island here years ago but that has since stopped.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-31-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Ron from BC
Thanks! :thumb

Thanks!

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,213,800
Posted By Ron from BC
Ok I'll bite, was a detail sander involved in...

Ok I'll bite, was a detail sander involved in this?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Ron from BC
North CA Coast - Abalone Restaurant?

Anyone know of a restaurant that sells Abalone on the CA coast north of Frisco?

:ear

Thanks...
Forum: Canada 12-29-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron from BC
...well that's interesting about CM/Parts Canada....

...well that's interesting about CM/Parts Canada. The Motovan price is 1032.99 retail and from what I've been able to determine is that the dealer margin is anywhere between 20-30% depending on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 345
Posted By Ron from BC
1150GSA Under Tank Wiring

I'm revisiting some of the accessory wiring that's routed from the front to the battery/fuse block and I'd like to get a bit more slack on a few of the runs.

Currently all the runs go on the...
Forum: Canada 12-29-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron from BC
Ya for $35 I would stop by and have a coffee and...

Ya for $35 I would stop by and have a coffee and get a lesson etc on the suspension.....if they were close by me. I don't expect that CM will ask for my weight etc for the set up however I'm sure...
Forum: Canada 12-27-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron from BC
The rear shock isn't the problem, as it's already...

The rear shock isn't the problem, as it's already been replaced with the Elka. The front OEM Showa needs replacing and they can't be rebuilt.
Forum: Canada 12-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron from BC
I've had an Elka on the rear for about 80K miles...

I've had an Elka on the rear for about 80K miles and just had it serviced last year however I want an Ohlins for the front.

The Mecadata price, with the current exchange rate, is over 1k before...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-23-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 169,312
Posted By Ron from BC
....just did mine a couple of days ago and it was...

....just did mine a couple of days ago and it was current at v 2.8
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6,727
Views: 1,213,800
Posted By Ron from BC
You don't have your location listed by your...

You don't have your location listed by your avatar so in watching the video I was trying to figure out where you might be....raining like here right now. Lots of farmland....then I saw the carriage!...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,091
Posted By Ron from BC
How many pennies or washers did you use? ....or...

How many pennies or washers did you use? ....or do you have a fancy spring puller.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By Ron from BC
...hrmm well in my earlier post in this thread I...

...hrmm well in my earlier post in this thread I said I was using the RKA product but if I were to do it again I would look at the Wolfman Explorer.

Well I did end up trying the Wolfman Rainier...
Forum: Canada 12-15-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron from BC
I've exchanged a few emails with CM about the...

I've exchanged a few emails with CM about the pricing and availability. As you noticed they don't carry Ohlins in their inventory and won't be ordering for 6-8 weeks which isn't a big deal for me. ...
Forum: Canada 12-13-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,301
Posted By Ron from BC
Canadas Motorcycle - Ohlins

Looking for a new Ohlins front shock and CM has a good price with free shipping to boot but....will they have it set up by their Ohlins supplier? In fairness no, I haven't contacted them yet but I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By Ron from BC
Looks great! Looks like a Remus CF exhaust, TT...

Looks great! Looks like a Remus CF exhaust, TT hard part......what happened to the engine guards?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,020
Posted By Ron from BC
....he's got the Adventure model :evil

....he's got the Adventure model :evil
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