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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,768
Posted By bigbadandugly
Looks like the company is acting on your...

Looks like the company is acting on your feedback. MAM now lists incompatibility with the Mitacs rear tire in its listing.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By bigbadandugly
So should I give that a whirl before changing the...

So should I give that a whirl before changing the oil? I last changed it Saturday so the build-up is 5 days at the most
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By bigbadandugly
Yes. Distance is typically 2.5 miles to the rain...

Yes. Distance is typically 2.5 miles to the rain station, or about 8 minutes.



Could be - I have an after-market plug on it. The bike is covered at night, but maybe I should begin taking my...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By bigbadandugly
2012 R1200GS: Rain getting into crankcase

We've had some steady rain hear in the Bay area and for the second time in about 10 days I noticed rain has been getting into my crankcase as the sight glass shows water contamination. I'm not...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,376
Posted By bigbadandugly
Not so sure what I see so funny in that statement...

Not so sure what I see so funny in that statement such that I would be bragging about it. I realize speed limits for roads are often set on the conservative side, particularly in BC, but going 140 on...
Forum: Canada 11-11-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,374
Posted By bigbadandugly
I think I need more detail here. Businesses in...

I think I need more detail here. Businesses in Canada are taxed on income, not capital employed. If you have some references or links to other threads I would appreciate that.




True, but many...
Forum: Canada 11-10-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,374
Posted By bigbadandugly
I have no problem with this if they're passing on...

I have no problem with this if they're passing on much of the savings to the customer to stay competitive, less so if they're pocketing the cash as extra profit. Still better than supporting the...
Forum: Canada 10-04-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,884
Posted By bigbadandugly
I suggest you wait until you need warranty...

I suggest you wait until you need warranty service and determine the cost of the service before going through the BMW Canada route. If BMW Canada wants to game the system, you can too.
Forum: Canada 09-15-2014, 12:42 AM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 618,146
Posted By bigbadandugly
No rain here - it was a scorcher Saturday. Even...

No rain here - it was a scorcher Saturday. Even when I was in Death Valley a year ago it never got this warm.I was wearing my mesh Kevlar jacket which allows the air to blow through the jacket and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-12-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,503
Posted By bigbadandugly
File a report with your credit card company. It...

File a report with your credit card company. It would be best if you had evidence of your cancellation, but it's understood that you may not have that if you cancelled over the phone. However, the...
Forum: Canada 08-23-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,221
Posted By bigbadandugly
In June I went camping with my two girls in the...

In June I went camping with my two girls in the Adirondacks. The US Customs prick at the border gave me a hard time about taking the girls (ages 14 and 16) into the US without a letter from their...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-21-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,484
Posted By bigbadandugly
Hello? Hello? Anyone out there? - New to Cali but game for good riding!

Put me down as a highly likely "maybe" on an R1200GS. Looks like I should spoon on my knobbies for the terrain given some of the pics. Anyone else from the SF region heading up, or is it just local...
Forum: Canada 08-21-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,114
Posted By bigbadandugly
I did a solo trip up that way almost a year ago....

I did a solo trip up that way almost a year ago. Can't help you out with campsites, but half way between Mont Laurier and Val'Dor there is an abandoned airstrip just off the highway that you can do...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,279
Posted By bigbadandugly
Have a good time. It looks like you're spending...

Have a good time. It looks like you're spending too much time in the prairies and not enough in BC. It looks like you're taking the reverse route thru BC that I did when I rode my Stelvio back from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,008
Posted By bigbadandugly
You won't find that Kraut because he's gone into...

You won't find that Kraut because he's gone into hiding with .Salman Rushdie. He's a very hated man.
Forum: Canada 08-02-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 618,146
Posted By bigbadandugly
Only days away from getting my bike out...

Landed in San Francisco a week ago today, but I have not been able to get my motorcycle out of the shipping container because the employer has me bouncing from one temp accommodation to another....
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,330
Posted By bigbadandugly
Jesus - I paid $12 and change USD for a gallon of...

Jesus - I paid $12 and change USD for a gallon of this at the WalMart in Ogdensburg last Thursday. That's 50% less. Wow.
Forum: Canada 07-24-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,644
Posted By bigbadandugly
:clap Classic. What was his reaction?

:clap

Classic. What was his reaction?
Forum: Canada 07-19-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,692
Posted By bigbadandugly
The colour of the oil isn't the best indicator of...

The colour of the oil isn't the best indicator of when to change it. Some engines are predisposed to scraping more carbon deposits from the cylinder walls into the oil than others and those carbon...
Forum: Canada 07-16-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 618,146
Posted By bigbadandugly
There's actually three: Your assignement is...

There's actually three:

Your assignement is to compare and contrast the two acts. 5 pages, doubled spaced with footnotes.

Your assignement is to compare and contrast the two Acts. Five pages,...
Forum: Canada 07-15-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 618,146
Posted By bigbadandugly
Anyone potentially interested in a 2012 R1200GS...

Anyone potentially interested in a 2012 R1200GS with ~17k kms for a decent price? Good condition, well farkled, extra rear rim. PM me...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By bigbadandugly
I'm not sure what "safety features" you're...

I'm not sure what "safety features" you're referring to, but I have the BO's and like them a lot. They are a good, comfortable boot that is highly water-resistant. The soles are thick and strong...
Forum: Canada 07-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,692
Posted By bigbadandugly
I hate to revive an old thread, but I took my...

I hate to revive an old thread, but I took my bike in for a part to be replaced under warranty. The part was just a little screw attachment thing that is one of the four connection points holding the...
Forum: Canada 07-08-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,046
Posted By bigbadandugly
I doubt it. Most people crossing with no recent...

I doubt it. Most people crossing with no recent (or even recent) criminal activity don't realize entry can be declined due to that stuff.

But I agree if he tries to ignore his past again after...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-08-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,020
Posted By bigbadandugly
As you realized, your planned solo route through...

As you realized, your planned solo route through remote regions is dangerous for not only noob riders like yourself, but also experienced riders as well. Nobody plans for accidents and accidents do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,348
Posted By bigbadandugly
Huh? There's a thread currently running...

Huh? There's a thread currently running concurrent with this thread all about foot peg options for the new water boxer.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991040

Most options give...
Forum: Canada 07-04-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 618,146
Posted By bigbadandugly
Have bike and whisky, need trailer...

I'm looking to ship my motorcycle out of either Montreal or Syracuse via Forward Air next week (if they don't jam out on me) and was wondering if anyone has a small motorcycle trailer they're willing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 85,717
Posted By bigbadandugly
Ninja Experience Tour?

Ninja Experience Tour? Just signed up for the one on a track north of Montreal. I participated in both the morning and afternoon sessions last year at Calibogie and it was a rip. My favourite was the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,936
Posted By bigbadandugly
Ahhhh...given the dude's considering a V-Max, I'm...

Ahhhh...given the dude's considering a V-Max, I'm sure a Venture is out of the question. As is any other sensible bike for the journey.
Forum: Canada 06-29-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,194
Posted By bigbadandugly
...and collecting HST on anything cross-border...

...and collecting HST on anything cross-border shoppers should be bringing in. That seems to be the #1 priority when I cross.
Forum: Face plant 06-28-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,423
Posted By bigbadandugly
Try a Stebel

Sorry to hear about your accident. Regarding your bike, the first scratch is always the hardest. You should be able to have more relaxing rides now that you've check marked that milestone!

Try one...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 618,146
Posted By bigbadandugly
And he just happens to be looking for a few...

And he just happens to be looking for a few "friends" to bring their rims over to practice on before he throws his own on!
Forum: Canada 06-18-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By bigbadandugly
Not much of an issue unless you have a couple of...

Not much of an issue unless you have a couple of Mexican midgets stuffed in your suitcase or have swallowed a couple dozen condoms full of contraband pharmaceuticals.
Forum: Canada 06-17-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9,384
Views: 618,146
Posted By bigbadandugly
Is there anybody out there?

No posts in this thread from Friday 10 pm to Tuesday 5 pm? All's quiet in the Valley...

Let me break the silence with the shocking news that I'm selling my No-Mar tire changer and accessories. As...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,768
Posted By bigbadandugly
Haha - I guess you assume most people reading...

Haha - I guess you assume most people reading this thread have very short memories. Let me quote from your initial post:

"My speed was 1 or 2 mph (crawling along), and the bike basically fell...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,301
Posted By bigbadandugly
Yeah, now that you mention it, I do remember the...

Yeah, now that you mention it, I do remember the show "Hell on the Highway" taking place around Truckee.




The car is actually a New York car I bought new in 2013. One of my motivations for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-11-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,301
Posted By bigbadandugly
I'm gonna build me a nice solid bed frame out of...

I'm gonna build me a nice solid bed frame out of lumber from Home Depot. I'll need some help getting the lumber up to my place so I'll post here with a time and you can commit. At least when you jam...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-10-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,301
Posted By bigbadandugly
Now that this thread is no longer needed by...

Now that this thread is no longer needed by GrayWolf, I think I will hijack as my own.

I too have accepted a position in SF, near Twitter at Market St. and Ninth St. (although I don't work at...
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By bigbadandugly
If you have time on your hands and a passport in...

If you have time on your hands and a passport in your pocket, venture up into BC. There's some good riding there through the National Parks. Head up to see Canada's Glacier National Park and Mt....
Forum: Americas 06-07-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By bigbadandugly
Your route has too much interstate-style slab...

Your route has too much interstate-style slab that is very boring to ride.

Here's a suggested route in my area that has a much higher fun quotient. It adds time to your journey, but it skips the...
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