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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Ron from BC
Not Adventure Bars. If you look at the right...

Not Adventure Bars. If you look at the right photo you can see where it attaches to both bash plate mounts. It does the same on both sides. I do appreciate the input, but the only way the filter was...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,210
Posted By Ron from BC
Interesting, I bought my current BMW Enduro...

Interesting, I bought my current BMW Enduro helmet from DesignerHelmets.com out of England. Shipped to the left side of Canada was still several hundred cheaper than the local dealer price.

Did I...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,958
Posted By Ron from BC
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1PC-Aquarium-LCD-Digital-T...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1PC-Aquarium-LCD-Digital-Thermometer-Fish-Tank-Water-/370289036533?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5636f24cf5

I've been using this time for years, it's the same size as a...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 482,687
Posted By Ron from BC
Nice pic! .....and btw, your drive shaft looks...

Nice pic! .....and btw, your drive shaft looks fine from here....:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:57 AM
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Posted By Ron from BC
I agree with Veriest1, if you have a standard GS...

I agree with Veriest1, if you have a standard GS then a pic of the engine guards would help. As for the ADV model, yes, it takes almost as long to remove the bash plate and loosen the left hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By Ron from BC
I get the same noise in curves from my tires near...

I get the same noise in curves from my tires near the end of their life more so on smooth newly paved roads. (Heidenau K60's)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Ron from BC
There are problems with lots of parts on lots of...

There are problems with lots of parts on lots of bikes. If you want to buy a spare part get a final drive bearing, O ring and seal as that seems to be the Achilles Heel on many of these models.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By Ron from BC
The GS and GSA drive shafts are not the same. ...

The GS and GSA drive shafts are not the same. One advantage of the GSA shaft is that you don't have to concern yourself with phasing if you remove the final drive or do your pivot bearings.....the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 39,150
Posted By Ron from BC
Got it thanks...telecom call out to GSaddict ...

Got it thanks...telecom call out to GSaddict (Thanks Reto)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 39,150
Posted By Ron from BC
OEM Bearings Position?

Doing my install with OEM bearings now (bearings in freezer and heat gun for the housing at the ready)but.....as the inner race is conical I'm sure it matters so to confirm, the FAG writing on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 39,150
Posted By Ron from BC
Pivot Bearing Grease

Stopped in at the dealer today to pick up a new alternator belt and asked about the whitish grease on the inside of the OEM bearing bag I have at home. He went into the back and returned with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 39,150
Posted By Ron from BC
Yep, I have 3 and one that is low however my...

Yep, I have 3 and one that is low however my biggest only goes up to 85 ft/lbs but I can grab one from a friend locally.

It's the lube/grease issue for the oem bearings I'm wondering about....(for...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 39,150
Posted By Ron from BC
I'm going to install new OEM bearings next week...

I'm going to install new OEM bearings next week (wow I typed that effortlessly.....we'll see how the actual job goes :huh).

I bought the OEM bearings a couple of years ago in anticipation of...
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 64,289
Posted By Ron from BC
...this price jump came up at a regional riding...

...this price jump came up at a regional riding group meeting this past weekend and, without exception, the members who were poised to purchase the 590 over the next few months have decided to look...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 482,687
Posted By Ron from BC
Thanks I think I'm going to give the Krylon...

Thanks I think I'm going to give the Krylon Fusion a shot in a semi-gloss. The OEM silver is pretty much a semi or gloss and if I don't like it I can also spray it silver again. Painting a piece of...
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 64,289
Posted By Ron from BC
Thanks Jordan, in view of this I'll just put it...

Thanks Jordan, in view of this I'll just put it on the back burner. I ride all year however my next trip won't be until April/May so I'll monitor the prices over the next several months.
Forum: Vendors 11-07-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 64,289
Posted By Ron from BC
$909.95??? What is with Garmin? I had planned...

$909.95??? What is with Garmin? I had planned on picking one of these up when they were 799 (pre discount) but it's now on the back burner or even looking at something else.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 07:40 PM
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Views: 885,486
Posted By Ron from BC
I put the same Odyssey in my '02 GSA in November...

I put the same Odyssey in my '02 GSA in November 2008 and it's still starting just fine. :thumb .....and that was 93.5K miles ago!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 482,687
Posted By Ron from BC
Hey Scott, I know your's is the 'faster' platinum...

Hey Scott, I know your's is the 'faster' platinum silver but....did your buddy use semi-gloss or gloss? I know it's a subjective issue but I'm just curious.

Thanks..

:ear

Ron
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 1,420
Views: 482,687
Posted By Ron from BC
Sent you a pm Daz

Sent you a pm Daz
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 03:49 PM
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Views: 482,687
Posted By Ron from BC
Grey/Silver Upper Trim Panel

Anyone painted their upper trim panel, cowling over the headlights etc, a different color?
Forum: Canada 10-28-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 52,047
Posted By Ron from BC
Is that the place on a side street east parallel...

Is that the place on a side street east parallel to the highway? If so, I did stop there too after coming across the old bridge....nice and earthy as I recall. sort of like something of the gulf...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-25-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 106,941
Posted By Ron from BC
Wow, that is one heck of a mount. Thanks for the...

Wow, that is one heck of a mount. Thanks for the pic, it sure shows the lay of the land. I suspect I'll put it on the left where the 450 was but it will take up more real estate for sure.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ron from BC
When I bought a new set of tires for the Honda...

When I bought a new set of tires for the Honda Element a couple of years back the dealer put that flubber in and topped it off with using green dust caps on the stems....:huh

Whatever....needless...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-25-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 106,941
Posted By Ron from BC
That Mount!

I've always had my 450 in a TT cradle by the left control switches on the bar. I wanted to have it dead center like that one however I used that Migsel mount which encompasses the speedo and over...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-19-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 106,941
Posted By Ron from BC
Very strange as I had also sent Tom at GPScity...

Very strange as I had also sent Tom at GPScity in Calgary a message about the same issue last week and he said that there was no such animal and to contact Garmin. We know how that turned...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-19-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 859
Views: 106,941
Posted By Ron from BC
I sent Garmin an email asking about the cover and...

I sent Garmin an email asking about the cover and the reply I got was that there was no such animal...in North America or UK. So I sent the pic of the UKGSer with his box contents laid out showing...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-17-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 106,941
Posted By Ron from BC
Costco.ca? Hrmm...well I haven't pulled the...

Costco.ca? Hrmm...well I haven't pulled the trigger on it yet as I just sold my old one but I was waiting for the Black Friday sale next month at GPScity and other places. Thinking during that...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-17-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 106,941
Posted By Ron from BC
Thanks.....all I needed to know. Garmin had no...

Thanks.....all I needed to know. Garmin had no info on it at all....:huh
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-17-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 859
Views: 106,941
Posted By Ron from BC
Cradle Weatherproof Cover?

Does the 590 box include a cradle cover that fits over the connector when the gps is not in place to protect the connector from any corrosion?

I've read that some don't have one yet in a UK pic of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-16-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Ron from BC
Nope just curious how they'll wear. It's likely...

Nope just curious how they'll wear. It's likely too new a product to get user experiences though.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-15-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By Ron from BC
Touratech Mount Silicon Rings - lifetime?

Anyone have any information on the life of the silicon O rings on the 390/590 mounts?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,929
Posted By Ron from BC
'02 GSA, original FD and clutch.....122K miles,...

'02 GSA, original FD and clutch.....122K miles, just changed the oil this afternoon and went for a nice ride...:rofl
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,505
Posted By Ron from BC
Where the heck is Murph lately?

Last entry on his blog is way back in February when he was back in the States and I haven't been able to google any more recent info.......anyone have an update on his travels?

:ear
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,669
Posted By Ron from BC
Sorry to hear of your incident Ken...is it a...

Sorry to hear of your incident Ken...is it a spiral?

Best wishes for a speedy recovery! :pope
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 792
Posted By Ron from BC
'02 GSA with 121K miles. Original FD and clutch....

'02 GSA with 121K miles. Original FD and clutch. No vibration and still pulls fine up hills without any slipping. FD oil gets changed at least at every second engine oil change (3K mile per...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By Ron from BC
Stephen...my post wasn't for you, it was for the...

Stephen...my post wasn't for you, it was for the other gent. :wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 910
Posted By Ron from BC
+1

.....instead of accusing someone of not researching before posting, why not try to read what the specific issue is first.....your choice of Smilie icon wasn't real helpful either.

:hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,607
Posted By Ron from BC
....definitely a good resource. I would...

....definitely a good resource. I would personally do the lever maintenance first to eliminate that as a possible source though....only takes an hour if that and hopefully that would do it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,607
Posted By Ron from BC
I have to mine about every 18 months, so I should...

I have to mine about every 18 months, so I should just make it an annual job. As the OP said, remove the change lever, and use a drift pin to knock the bushing free. I use some 1k grit paper to...
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