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Forum: Canada 01-29-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,238
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking And I am absolutely in love with the extreme low...

And I am absolutely in love with the extreme low weight and the stock seat height that should fit most rider's inseams.

Hopefully the bike ends up with a real world 300 km fuel range. If not,...
Forum: Canada 01-29-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,238
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking I would like to know what $12K buys you with this...

I would like to know what $12K buys you with this bike????
Does it include the aluminum skidplate, luggage racks and luggage, knobby tires, crash bars, etc.?
If it comes stock with most of these...
Forum: Canada 01-13-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5,063
Views: 421,395
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Thanks for the pics of the show. And don't...

Thanks for the pics of the show.

And don't discount where that Honda NC700X can go. I was with Dieselpete on that trip to Moab (on a vstrom) and that thing was rockcrawling over stuff that it...
Forum: Canada 04-11-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,237
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking map

Hey guys. Sorry if I'm behind the times on this thread. Life got in the way unfortunately. Last I read a really long time ago Deadly and friends were going to publish a mapbook for sale. Checked out...
Forum: Ride reports 06-24-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,724
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking First of all thanks for the fantastic breakdown...

First of all thanks for the fantastic breakdown of your expenses.

Second of all, my wife wants your email addy so she can give you guys heck for planting idea's in my head.:deal:lol3

And lastly...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2011, 01:36 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 42,513
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking If you can guarantee it never hits -40 degrees C...

If you can guarantee it never hits -40 degrees C i will be completely sold on Venezuala (wait did I spell that right?).:D

Keep your pictures and your ramblings coming.
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 42,513
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Still thoroughly enjoying your report,...

Still thoroughly enjoying your report, perspective and pictures.:D
Please keep them coming.:clap
Forum: Canada 05-15-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,237
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 Sorry for bringing it up...

:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 Sorry for bringing it up Deadly, but I couldn't resist. Have a good run.
Forum: Canada 05-15-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,237
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking To mention or not to mention what the acronym for...

To mention or not to mention what the acronym for "Ford" is. That is now the question.:lol3

I know it will be hard putting up with the heater and dry clothes on this trip. Maybe if you leave both...
Forum: Ride reports 05-05-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,724
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Ride, Return to the rest of the world, Ride...

Ride, Return to the rest of the world, Ride Again.:thumb:thumb

Plus one more on your fantastic RR. :p3rry

And thanks immensely for the inspiration.:drif
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 899,163
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking :muutt Very well said. :ricky Two big thumbs...

:muutt Very well said. :ricky Two big thumbs up.:thumb
Forum: Ride reports 04-12-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 899,163
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking I too subscribed for a long ride report. Glad...

I too subscribed for a long ride report. Glad everything seems okay. Any idea what happened or are you still trying to figure that out for yourself?
Either way I hope this is the last crash any of...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,708
Views: 899,163
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking If you come through Grande Prairie, Alberta and...

If you come through Grande Prairie, Alberta and need a warm and dry place to crash let me know. It's still wet and cold here.
Good luck on your trip.

edit: Wait nevermind your already way south...
Forum: Ride reports 03-31-2011, 07:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,984
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking LOL That's cool dude, congrats.:lol3:freaky

LOL That's cool dude, congrats.:lol3:freaky
Forum: Canada 03-26-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,237
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Nope, Grande Prairie. Not Newfie West.:lol3

Nope, Grande Prairie. Not Newfie West.:lol3
Forum: Canada 03-24-2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,237
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking You are a gentleman and a scholar Deadly. Don't...

You are a gentleman and a scholar Deadly. Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise. Cheers to your vision and keeping it a hobby. :freaky
Forum: Canada 03-23-2011, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,237
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Instead of the hassle of applying for grants...

Instead of the hassle of applying for grants directly from the gov't, how about finding and convincing the right people in each town, municipality and province to pay for advertising. Then let those...
Forum: Ride reports 03-09-2011, 07:46 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 42,513
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Love your RR. Especially the pictures. Your...

Love your RR. Especially the pictures.

Your obviously going the right direction because they are forecasting snow for the next 3 days up here.

Subscribed.:D
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,724
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking What color is both of your riding gear now...

What color is both of your riding gear now anyway??
They look like some very rare shade of clean that I've never viewed on this thread.:rofl
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,984
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Congrats Dude! I really didn't think your ride...

Congrats Dude! I really didn't think your ride was going to end this way. Glad you made it.:clap

I've had to ride in sleet and snow with one hand on the bars while the other is busy brushing snow...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 01:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,984
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking I was riding home from Jasper one weekend on my...

I was riding home from Jasper one weekend on my old KLX650 on icy roads and all I saw was cars and trucks in the ditch.

Figured it was time to pullover and call for help.

My folks, God bless em...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-05-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,230
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking I''d be worried about either freezing the insulin...

I''d be worried about either freezing the insulin due to it being in a cooler with ice or overheating it. I am not aware of a way too pack this kind of thing in a temperature regulated environment on...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-02-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,230
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Have any insulin dependent inmates done a long...

Have any insulin dependent inmates done a long distance/time trip through South America for example?

Wondering how you packed enough insulin for that length of trip or if you found places where...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-02-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Awesome news. Sounds like the right people...

Awesome news.

Sounds like the right people are finally seeing these pictures.

And to add it's unfair to jump all over BMW until the cause of failure has been proven. Everything said by the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-01-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking And the adventure continues:D:1drink

And the adventure continues:D:1drink
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,724
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking And it is extremely obvious to the trained eye...

And it is extremely obvious to the trained eye that this is not a lubrication issue. Even if they were able to and did perform the service on schedule this still would have happened.

Sorry if that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,724
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Instead of replicating conversations here is a...

Instead of replicating conversations here is a link to their other thread dealing with the failure itself.


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650877&page=6
Forum: Ride reports 01-30-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,724
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking The Rod mating surfaces you are looking at are...

The Rod mating surfaces you are looking at are called "cracked rods".

It's a manufacturing process that is becoming more common where they physically crack the big end of the rod in extreme sub...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-30-2011, 11:47 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Unfortunately this is how warranty works,...

Unfortunately this is how warranty works, especially nowadays when the manufacturer's are still recovering from a recession. They have to tighten their belts as well. If it clearly is a failure due...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Several of the diesel truck engines I work on...

Several of the diesel truck engines I work on feature "cracked rods" now.

It's very cool when you torque the rod caps, that the "crack" just disappears. Looks as if the rod and rod cap are one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking There you go. The first thing it says is broken...

There you go. The first thing it says is broken ring lands.

Learned something new today thanks.

Unfortunately doesn't help these guys out though.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking I would get a second opinion about the cause of...

I would get a second opinion about the cause of failure on your piston's. Bearing in mind BMW's opinion is the only one that actually matters here.

I don't understand how detonation could damage/...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
I certainly hope this situation isn't going to be...

I certainly hope this situation isn't going to be resolved by BMW the way I think it's going to be handled.

The F800GS is terribly close to falling off my short list of next bike purchase at this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking As far as waiting 4 weeks for parts from Germany....

As far as waiting 4 weeks for parts from Germany.

If you are willing to do the legwork and I'm pretty sure you now have the time, you could get the part number's and call/ email every BMW dealer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking If it was a cylinder lubrication issue the piston...

If it was a cylinder lubrication issue the piston skirt and cylinder would be scored.
Forum: Ride reports 01-26-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,724
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking So did the piston rings break or the piston ring...

So did the piston rings break or the piston ring lands ( space between the rings )?:grim Just want to ensure that what your saying and what we're seeing is the same thing.

What did the cylinders...
Forum: Canada 01-22-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,237
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Awesome news Deadly. I just want to add that...

Awesome news Deadly.

I just want to add that I'm learning so much about our awesome country from reading this thread. Amazing undertaking and hats off to everyone involved, I can't wait to at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-17-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 76,913
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Just to be clear I know absolutely nothing about...

Just to be clear I know absolutely nothing about BMW's.

Having said that are there any temperature or pressure sensor's in the airbox/ air intake circuit that could be covered with residue from...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 988
Views: 396,724
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking Did you guys manage to repair your bikes? ...

Did you guys manage to repair your bikes?

Great RR, subscribed and checking for updates everyday.:D
Forum: Canada 12-21-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 669,237
Posted By Maniac Mechanic
Talking First Post, Great Thread

Hey guys just want to say awesome idea and thanks for putting in all the effort necessary to make this trail possible. I'm on page 30 of this thread and looking forward to reading the rest of it.
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