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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4,212
Views: 386,215
Posted By mercury01
So, I've had a lifetime of "anything but Harley",...

So, I've had a lifetime of "anything but Harley", focused on Norton in the early days (4 of 'em), children and family in the '80's, sport bikes through the '90's and now dual sports.

... Christmas...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By mercury01
It sure looked like the Redline - close enough I...

It sure looked like the Redline - close enough I don't see much difference. Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2013, 05:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By mercury01
Thanks for the replies. I picked up the bike and...

Thanks for the replies. I picked up the bike and talked to the mechanic. I looked at a picture of the oil. Volume looked like more than I would expect for 180 cc's. The oil did look emulsified, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,117
Posted By mercury01
Rear drive - Water in oil?

The bike is a 2007 R1200GS with about 26,000kms (16,000 mi).

Had it serviced today. Mechanic noted that the rear drive oil was like "raspberry jam" as if it contained water. Said he'd never seen...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,863
Posted By mercury01
On the plus side, you weren't hurt; you are in an...

On the plus side, you weren't hurt; you are in an amazing part of the world. Personally, I think you're heading into the best part now. The desserts through Chile.

The memories of the trip will...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,304
Posted By mercury01
Oil changes are cathartic. You open your...

Oil changes are cathartic.

You open your favorite beer. Drink deeply, while the engine idles (after having first removed the sump protector) and gone for a drive to the grocery store to pick...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,769
Posted By mercury01
It could be the wine, but ... I love the...

It could be the wine, but ...

I love the experience of pulling the plug of a hot engine and having the hot oil surge out of the crankcase.

Cold oil dribbling out ... Not so great.

Isn't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 31,151
Posted By mercury01
For over 20 years I have been building northern...

For over 20 years I have been building northern trails and roads and spending my winters in northern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Your movie shows them better than any pictures I have ever taken ... the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By mercury01
Agree with seniorasi. I bought my 2007 GS from a...

Agree with seniorasi. I bought my 2007 GS from a dealer last year. Looked beautiful; low mileage; drove well; clean and well maintained.

After 3,000kms, I thought I'd change the oil. Wish I had...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,482
Posted By mercury01
Schuberth C3 with SRC. Easy to use. Love the...

Schuberth C3 with SRC. Easy to use. Love the music off the iphone. +1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,448
Posted By mercury01
This thread reminds me of: ...

This thread reminds me of:

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/LOST-DOG-NAMED-LUCKY-METAL-SIGN-/00/s/MzgyWDMzMA==/$%28KGrHqR,%21hwE-yfn9hIvBP+f5y1MbQ%7E%7E60_35.JPG
Forum: Canada 04-12-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,645
Posted By mercury01
I guess I shouldn't ride no hands while I adjust...

I guess I shouldn't ride no hands while I adjust my gloves, either.
Forum: Beasts 04-10-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,097
Posted By mercury01
I have to admit a love for "things Ducati". Back...

I have to admit a love for "things Ducati". Back in the early '70's (Gawwd! that's old), i was spending a lot of my time on Commando's. A good buddy of mine had a late '60's Ducati 250 single. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,249
Posted By mercury01
I am using the Shuberth C-3 with SRC. I used to...

I am using the Shuberth C-3 with SRC. I used to have a wired system, from my iPod and satellite radio, through a small amp and earbuds. Don't miss it at all! Love the BT of the SRC, together with my...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 928
Posted By mercury01
Looks good. Hope it's because you wanted it and...

Looks good. Hope it's because you wanted it and not because of the 'boss'!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 26,142
Posted By mercury01
"Best" is a tough one. I loved the KLR in Mexico....

"Best" is a tough one. I loved the KLR in Mexico. Spent three weeks on it; did full Copper Canyon. It was a predictable, solid trooper of a bike. Kind of heavy for its displacement/power. I also...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 732,509
Posted By mercury01
Bought my '07 last fall with 21,000 kms. Hit...

Bought my '07 last fall with 21,000 kms. Hit 24,000 kms yesterday and thought I would change the oil. Holy Sh*!. The rear two nuts on the sump guard weren't there; one of the screws holding the front...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 37,273
Posted By mercury01
Beem I have been wearing the Multitec for the...

Beem
I have been wearing the Multitec for the last two years. Wanted the Neotec, bad. Have a noggin which is a perfect Shoei Medium. A couple of weeks ago I bought a C3 from an inmate (great price,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By mercury01
Probably wont help, but I would try to start with...

Probably wont help, but I would try to start with the easy stuff: clean the switch (contact cleaner spray, or WD40 - ugh); pull the main plugs in the ignition circuit and wipe terminals clean and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,237
Posted By mercury01
+1 on the Visa :clap +1 on the HID conversion...

+1 on the Visa :clap
+1 on the HID conversion (DDM also)
+1 on the Stebel Nautilus
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,835
Posted By mercury01
In Canada, it appears we face higher prices. I...

In Canada, it appears we face higher prices. I paid $12,000 for an '07. It had the GSA aluminum panniers and pretty reasonable farkling - PIAA 510's, Kaoko, engine guards, etc. It came with low...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By mercury01
A big difference I have found with the 1200 GS...

A big difference I have found with the 1200 GS over the Japanese, etc is that the body panels fit - you don't end up screwing around trying desperately to line up invisible holes, then try to screw...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By mercury01
Sighhhh! Oh to be faced with is problem....:kurt

Sighhhh! Oh to be faced with is problem....:kurt
Forum: Face plant 03-28-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,480
Posted By mercury01
Damn those roundabouts! Actually, they are...

Damn those roundabouts!

Actually, they are kinda fun to enter hard. Usually, for me, the problem is all the painted warnings, which can be pretty slick here.

Like the rest: Glad you're ok!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,624
Posted By mercury01
The same thing happened to me with my Ducati...

The same thing happened to me with my Ducati Multi. The LC gets introduced and a couple of years later I exit ... Sold the Multi, bought the GS ('07 R1200GS). Change is inevitable and as customers we...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 732,509
Posted By mercury01
As I said, "we'll see". Gave it a shot to tease...

As I said, "we'll see". Gave it a shot to tease out a used OEM Adv rack, but no luck. Net cost for this one is $210, new in stainless, with hardware. I had luck ordering some carbon fibre from a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4,742
Views: 732,509
Posted By mercury01
What I did today ...

I need a R1200GS Adventure rack so that I can mount my new BMW Adv topcase, so ... today I ordered an aftermarket one:

Stainless steel rack "exact" fit from Nomad in Wroclaw, Poland. couldn't find...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By mercury01
Have to say, I had 5 years out of my "knock-off"...

Have to say, I had 5 years out of my "knock-off" Chinese HID's with no apparent deterioration in my Multi. Fact is, I loved 'em. Just installed 50W "knock-offs" in my GS. I don't expect any problems....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 226,974
Posted By mercury01
Five years ago I installed HID's in my Ducati...

Five years ago I installed HID's in my Ducati Multistrada - 55W, both Hi and Lo. Never had a problem and loved those lights!

Recently I installed HID in my '07 R1200GS. Bought DDM's 55W; 4500K...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2013, 02:12 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,662
Posted By mercury01
There are some excellent prices on the Shoei...

There are some excellent prices on the Shoei Multitec. While the Neotec is attractive, I have been extremely happy with my Multitec and highly recommend it.
Forum: Vendors 02-08-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 29,244
Posted By mercury01
I received the Raid side case. Service +1!:clap ...

I received the Raid side case. Service +1!:clap

I found that to fit it to my GS versus Adventure model R1200, I needed to do a minor mod: I used the supplied spacers on the top mount (with a...
Forum: Vendors 01-10-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 29,244
Posted By mercury01
Rally Raid Toolbox

I have just ordered your toolbox and am looking forward to receiving it.

Although I have a 2007 1200 GS, it is equipped with the Adventure luggage racks/luggage. I have looked carefully at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By mercury01
I have always used ColorRite. On my Ducati, the...

I have always used ColorRite. On my Ducati, the colour (red) was exactly right.

Their site allows you to choose the year, make and model. In the Beemer case, you will have to figure out the frame...
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,664
Posted By mercury01
"I wonder how many of you have slid down the road...

"I wonder how many of you have slid down the road ..."

I have! In jeans, on my hands and knees ... Sliding along, taking the time to note the pieces grinding off my bike - sliding in front of me....
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,345
Posted By mercury01
Fox Creek has a loyal following of believers. I...

Fox Creek has a loyal following of believers. I have a Harley as well and really like their saddlebags. Good luck with the jacket. I bet it will exceed your expectation.
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,664
Posted By mercury01
Hey! Woa Woa there! The one problem with...

Hey! Woa Woa there!

The one problem with this product is that it is a leather soaked in waterproof solution. When the waterproofing wears off, you send it back for resaturating with the waterproof...
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