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Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,429
Posted By micanuck
2010 1200 gsa chatters at cold start up and stalls

Hi. I can see this problem is more common than I thought. I had an alternator belt break off last Sept. with less than 30,000 km and have noticed a chatter on cold start almost everytime. While it...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,907
Posted By micanuck
Dual sport alternatives

Hi. My wife and I bought a 2007 DL1000 adventure model in NZ last year with 17,000 km on it and rode it for 10,000 km with no troubles whatsoever. The bike took us through all conditions well with...
Forum: Beasts 06-17-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By micanuck
A Scott chain oiler buys the chain a sprockets a...

A Scott chain oiler buys the chain a sprockets a lot of time. I had one on a DL1000 in New Zealand, rode 10,000, and didn,t need any adjustment.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By micanuck
Thanks for the feedback, mates. My money is on...

Thanks for the feedback, mates. My money is on the alternator belt, although the bike has only 28,000 Km. It is currently in the hands of the my local BMW shop who will have the final word. New...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By micanuck
Dead 1200 GSA

Hi. Has anyone had the grave misfortune to be riding along on their 2010 1200 GSA when they hear a flapping sound under the tank followed by an amber then red warning light with a battery symbol on...
Forum: Ride reports 04-03-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,273
Posted By micanuck
Great read and even better pics. We were at the...

Great read and even better pics. We were at the Wild Food Fest in Hokitika also. With all the wild costumes, how would you notice a few bikers. Did you try the poua tits? We were riding a black 1000...
Forum: New Zealand 04-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By micanuck
NZ Touring

It's later and I'm way behind on making this read worthwhile. We're actually back home on Vancouver Island with a bit of jet lag, a few extra pounds, and some great memories. We left Raglan and...
Forum: New Zealand 03-23-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By micanuck
Hi. We're currently in Raglan, a little surfer...

Hi. We're currently in Raglan, a little surfer revived town east of Hamilton and worth the stop. Our V Strom has over 7000 Km off Kiwi travel on it and is bearing up well. We rode down today from...
Forum: New Zealand 03-19-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By micanuck
NZ touring

Here's a bit more. We made it from Maruia Springs to Kaikoura over the Lewis Pass after a circle ride back through Springs Junction to near Murchison, then to Reefton. The ride was much drier than...
Forum: New Zealand 03-18-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By micanuck
Thanks, Ross. I'll give it a go as it is a damn...

Thanks, Ross. I'll give it a go as it is a damn fine site.
Forum: New Zealand 03-12-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By micanuck
NZ touring

I have to admit, I have great admiration for those who have been able to navigate and report on this site which I have enjoyed for some time, but problems reestablishing my thread and getting...
Forum: New Zealand 03-10-2012, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By micanuck
NZ touring

Here we are at Maruia resort on the Lewis Pass south island and literally soaking it up. It was a wet ride from Blackball after one sunny day in the past 13 days. The Wild Food Festival in Hokitika...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By micanuck
You've got that right, Pete. The wind has been a...

You've got that right, Pete. The wind has been a bother at times, but a few days of unanticipated cold had us looking for more insulation as well. We had a good overnighter up Doubtful Sound, back in...
Forum: Ride reports 03-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By micanuck
Thanks Grizzly. I'm giving it a whirl.

Thanks Grizzly. I'm giving it a whirl.
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By micanuck
Pissed NZ touring

Buttons suck. I just dumped my ride report into oblivion. Very briefly, we are now in Te Anau awaiting our overnight boat trip into Doubtful Sound tomorrow. The weather here is a pleasant change from...
Forum: Ride reports 02-28-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By micanuck
New Zealand Tour

Hi all. Here is my attempt to share with my first ride report. My wife, Cheryl and I arrived in Palmerston North, NZ yesterday, Feb. 28 after an easy flight from our home base on Vancouver Island. We...
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 487
Views: 155,063
Posted By micanuck
Congratulations and thank you for an amazingly...

Congratulations and thank you for an amazingly well portrayed adventure. It is our plan to follow your tire prints in 2014. We leave for New Zealand Feb. 28 for one month of riding on a 2009 Suzuki...
Forum: Beasts 01-26-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,831
Views: 711,582
Posted By micanuck
I bought a 1200 GSA last year which my wife and I...

I bought a 1200 GSA last year which my wife and I rode to Alaska. The custom saddle made it more comfortable than the stock saddle and we have no regrets. It has lots of power and excellent handling....
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 12,351
Posted By micanuck
I really enjoyed the story of your ride. My wife...

I really enjoyed the story of your ride. My wife and I rented a BMW 1200 GS in Melbourne March of 2010 and took in the ride along the The Great Ocean Road to Adelaide, then the Borossa Valley and...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,054
Posted By micanuck
Cool2 Hi Fonz. My wife and I rode to the Yukon Arctic...

Hi Fonz. My wife and I rode to the Yukon Arctic Circle in July/ August of this year using Milepost magazine as our trip planner and it was very usefull. We rode our 2010 BMW GS Adventure and, in some...
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