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Forum: Canada 03-12-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
Posted By bigbadandugly
So if anyone is in the market for a decked out...

So if anyone is in the market for a decked out R1200GS and a sweet vacation this summer, I'm offering a nice fly-and-ride deal here in California. It's a Canadian bike meaning it can't be imported...
Forum: Canada 02-21-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,111
Posted By bigbadandugly
I'm currently in California with an...

I'm currently in California with an Ontario-plated motorcycle and just inquired about getting local insurance coverage for my ride. The two companies I checked out will not issue insurance on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,421
Posted By bigbadandugly
Why do you feel the need to "throw the finger" at...

Why do you feel the need to "throw the finger" at all? I'm not sure how this resolves anything.




Definitely not a physics scholar. Netwon's Third Law of Motion - "For every action force,...
Forum: Canada 01-23-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By bigbadandugly
That kills me. Retailers complain about customers...

That kills me. Retailers complain about customers cross-border shopping, and here's Canadian Tire doing the same thing. If you can't fight'em, join'em.

Reminds when I went to test drive a Subaru...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-23-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By bigbadandugly
Yours?

Yours?
Forum: Canada 12-23-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
Posted By bigbadandugly
Any update, or is Tuesday too early to be not...

Any update, or is Tuesday too early to be not considered "later in the week"? I'm back in town until January 4 and might attend if no scheduling conflicts.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,178
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, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
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, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 895
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, 01:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,900
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, 12:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,120
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, 12:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,120
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 10-03-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,326
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 09-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
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, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,647
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, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
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, 12:13 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,259
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 08-20-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,275
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, 10:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,036
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, 07:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,432
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, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,129
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, 07:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,132
Posted By bigbadandugly
:clap Classic. What was his reaction?

:clap

Classic. What was his reaction?
Forum: Canada 07-19-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,091
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,947
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,091
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,380
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, 04:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,502
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, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
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, 07:41 PM
Replies: 885
Views: 98,903
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, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,706
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, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,366
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, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
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, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9,843
Views: 692,254
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...
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