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Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By LVGS
Antigravity Battery - 12 vs. 16 cell

I would like to replace my existing (and failing) OEM battery with a lithium. Based on reading about the various brands, availability and pricing, I have narrowed it down to the Antigravity...
Forum: Vendors 01-12-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 61,447
Posted By LVGS
Received and installed: Front brake...

Received and installed:

Front brake reservoir guard
Rear brake reservoir guard
Regulator guard

Waiting Canada Post delivery:

Aux light mounting bracket
Rear centre stand guard
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,980
Views: 1,017,452
Posted By LVGS
Certainly couldn't hurt Friz. Unless, I'm afraid...

Certainly couldn't hurt Friz. Unless, I'm afraid of seizing, I use it on most fastners...'lil dab will do ya.'
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 5,980
Views: 1,017,452
Posted By LVGS
I have the same setup and never had an issue in...

I have the same setup and never had an issue in three years riding on and off road. Having said that, the distance between my skid plate and fender extender appears greater; could just be the angle...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5,980
Views: 1,017,452
Posted By LVGS
Tell us more about your new Yoshi pipe, what do...

Tell us more about your new Yoshi pipe, what do you think? How does it sound? Any issues with surging or similar problems? I have one sitting in a box, unused, waiting to be installed or sold.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-16-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By LVGS
Rick, old friend, its good to hear from you! ...

Rick, old friend, its good to hear from you! Funnily enough, I have been watching your threads in the Vendors section anticipating I will be 'farkling' up with Kildala when I pick up an F800.

I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-14-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By LVGS
Thanks. The general consensus is, so long it has...

Thanks. The general consensus is, so long it has a well documented and comprehensive service history, its a safe bet.

However, you hit the nail on the head i.e. when time to sell with upwards of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-13-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By LVGS
'09 F800GS with 71k kms - concerns?

I am seriously considering the purchase of an '09 F800GS with approximately 71k Kms or 44k miles. The bike has had 2 previous owners and comes with a complete service history. Additionally, there is...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 108,254
Posted By LVGS
Based on my experience, the bike needs to be...

Based on my experience, the bike needs to be physically in the States before it can be exported. I believe US Customs cite this as an explicit requirement. That being the case, you would need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5,980
Views: 1,017,452
Posted By LVGS
I have had the Touratech extender on each of my...

I have had the Touratech extender on each of my GS bikes over the years and highly recommend it. The 'teeth' prevent slipping when wet and provide a confident feel. Sounds a bit like a...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 108,254
Posted By LVGS
To clarify, he has no insurance on the bike. ...

To clarify, he has no insurance on the bike. However, the plates/tags are valid until 2015 and he is allowing me to use them. I understand that gives me the legal right to ride the bike in Wa...
Forum: Canada 09-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 108,254
Posted By LVGS
Thank you both. I have the USBPA email, title,...

Thank you both. I have the USBPA email, title, bill of sale and recall clearance in hand. Was hoping to ride, rather than trailer, the bike across.
Forum: Canada 08-31-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 108,254
Posted By LVGS
Insurance/Permit requirements

Quick question:

I have just bought a Moto Guzzi Griso in Wa State and would like to ride it across the border into BC.

The bike has valid 'tags' until Aug./15. The seller is letting me use the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5,980
Views: 1,017,452
Posted By LVGS
Could we see more pis of how you installed the...

Could we see more pis of how you installed the lights on the crashbars?

Also, what did you tap into for your 'switched' power?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 162,228
Posted By LVGS
Great job, you would be hard pressed to tell the...

Great job, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference from the Touratech ones!
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 757
Views: 108,254
Posted By LVGS
I am looking quite seriously at a couple of used...

I am looking quite seriously at a couple of used Guzzis and was hoping for some clarification regarding the 'new' RIV/CDN Tire process and regs.

Specifically, are there issues importing bikes with...
Forum: Vendors 05-19-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,059
Posted By LVGS
:ear

:ear
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By LVGS
Thanks for the clarification. What do you...

Thanks for the clarification.

What do you guys think about heading east on 84 from Portland and south on 97 to Bend and further?

You guys have been evading the question of windy conditions east...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By LVGS
Thanks ADVer, I was able to sort it out. ...

Thanks ADVer, I was able to sort it out.

Take care.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-05-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By LVGS
Thanks!

Thanks very much everyone, that's extremely helpful. I need to sit down with a map and plot out each option. No doubt I will be back to you with more questions.

With respect to high winds, are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-04-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By LVGS
Best north to south route through Oregon in April

Hi, I will be travelling through Oregon en route to Reno from Vancouver, BC in mid April and would appreciate any thoughts re: best route.

I will be riding on my own and would like to avoid the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By LVGS
Good point. Rather than cut it, I thought I...

Good point. Rather than cut it, I thought I might use posi-taps but the repair kit makes more sense.




Using a repair kit, I am already using the bike's GPS female connector to trigger my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By LVGS
That's very helpful Beeecher, thanks. What...

That's very helpful Beeecher, thanks.

What practical purpose do the pulse signal from the bike serve i.e. what functionality will I lose by not using it?

Thanks again.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By LVGS
BMW Navigator IV Cradle Wiring

I presently have a Nav IV mounted in a Garmin 660 cradle which I would like to replace with the BMW Nav IV cradle with buttons. However, I would like to draw power off my fuse block i.e. rather than...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By LVGS
Agreed. I have a 2010; it has been absolutely...

Agreed. I have a 2010; it has been absolutely trouble free and a pleasure to ride. I have changed the colour (staying with OEM alternatives) a couple of times at relatively low cost i.e. after...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,255
Posted By LVGS
That's very helpful, thank you. I recently...

That's very helpful, thank you. I recently bought an extra set of spoked wheels that are in great condition but could definitely benefit from the process you've described. Well done! :clap

ps: ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,255
Posted By LVGS
Great work!

Apart from a lot of elbow grease, any advice on how to get those GSA black wire wheels cleaned so well?
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 2,518
Views: 838,153
Posted By LVGS
Order placed

Thanks GB!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By LVGS
Options

Cyclenutz has several options you may want to consider i.e. to mount both your OEM and new lights:

http://www.cyclenutz.com/BMW-R-1200GS-Adventure-Light-Bar-Kit_p_78.html
...
Forum: Vendors 01-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,409
Posted By LVGS
Interested, depending on price. Thanks.

Interested, depending on price. Thanks.
Forum: Canada 01-13-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 757
Views: 108,254
Posted By LVGS
Now that is customer service! Good for you.

Now that is customer service! Good for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By LVGS
Thanks Jim, I had hoped you would chime in. ...

Thanks Jim, I had hoped you would chime in.

I guess if 'it looks like a duck'...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By LVGS
Thanks!

That is precisely what I needed to know! Many thanks for taking the time GSMarc.

Based on this information, the ring on the spoked rims will be fully compatible with my GS. I couldn't be happier.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By LVGS
Differences between pre and post '07 ABS Rings

I recently purchased a set of used spoked rims from an '07 GSA and wanted to know whether the ABS ring is compatible with the post '07 ABS system. It appears '07 was a transition year and two...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By LVGS
Amit, as it is an earlier model GSA, can we...

Amit, as it is an earlier model GSA, can we assume you do not have ESA? If not, you have considerably more options available to you.

Likely, the most cost-effective option would be to buy a used,...
Forum: Canada 12-21-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By LVGS
There is one listed on the Vancouver CL for $8K: ...

There is one listed on the Vancouver CL for $8K:

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/mcy/4210522592.html

Seems about right based on others I have seen.

ps: Is this the one your buddy is...
Forum: Vendors 12-17-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 69,537
Posted By LVGS
Many thanks!

Just a brief note extending sincere thanks to Matt at Touratech (US) in Seattle for all his help and patience while I installed new Ohlins socks on my R1200GS. Matt took several harried calls from...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By LVGS
Thanks guys, that's very helpful. It appears...

Thanks guys, that's very helpful.

It appears a fuel management system is not required and when installed, has negligible effect when replacing the stock can. I think the weight loss will in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By LVGS
I believe Jim was suggesting that nothing...

I believe Jim was suggesting that nothing additional would be required when replacing the can with an aftermarket one e.g. booster plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,409
Posted By LVGS
Replacing exhaust and whether a 'Booster Plug' type device necessary

I am exploring the benefits and implications of replacing the stock OEM can with a slip on Akropovic without changing the headers. The general consensus appears that the performance gains are...
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