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Forum: Canada 09-18-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17,821
Views: 1,012,991
Posted By toban
[QUOTE=GreatWhiteNorth;22345683] I met...


I met Lee (from Calgary) this morning when checking out of the campground - Carl met him camping nearby at Wasagaming... he's a dualsport guy from Calgary who...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,201
Posted By toban
I don't think you can make a blanket statement...

I don't think you can make a blanket statement about all two wheeled trailers like that. My Bushtec tracks very well. The "push" in the corners seems only to be an issue under heavy braking if I have...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 41,581
Posted By toban
ST1300 Heat Issues

I was concerned about it. I also was the only rider in the rally to use a big Aeroflow shield on the ST1300, which should make it worse.

When I bought the bike from Mike Berlien a year ago I rode...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 41,581
Posted By toban

I'd like to add a comment. Dave Swider's (kbasa) comments about what he has done to his bike make sense. I have a 1200R and like the bike, but I am fully aware that I may have final drive issues on...
Forum: Road warriors 09-08-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By toban
K75 as starter bike

What Jimmy said.

I think you would find it high.

The new R feels lighter and has much more performance.

The new F650GS which is the 800 detuned is a pretty neat bike. I rode one earlier...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2008, 02:43 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,706
Posted By toban
This thread is interesting because I bought Mike...

This thread is interesting because I bought Mike Berlien's ST1300 and I pick it up from him this coming Tuesday and ride it home 2000 miles. Mike has commented above on his experience, and I am...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2008, 01:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,873
Posted By toban

Since I have a couple of ST1100's, have had a VFR750, and currently share the R1100S with my son, I'll drop a comment.

We both like the R1100S. Not nearly as smooth as the ST's, but same top speed...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,635
Posted By toban
BMW Final Drives

I didn't finish the IBR on my '03 K1200GT last year, but the final drive had nothing to do with the deer I hit at 5 AM.

I've never had a failure on several BMW's. Both Kbikes and Oil heads. Not to...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,382
Posted By toban

I have two Darien jackets that I bought on eBay, a 9 year old 1 piece Roadcrafter in Hi-Vis, and a new stealth Grey 2 piece Roadcrafter. I use them all depending on my mood, and where I'm going, and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 20,201
Posted By toban

Here is my rig.

The Bushtec is a great trailer. My wife and I have toured with it, and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,415
Posted By toban

Don't overlook a used ST1100.

250 - 300 mile range at elevated speeds. Smooth, and indestructable. Really very few service issues with these and you could use it for almost anything. I've found...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2007, 06:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,709
Posted By toban

I've done 12 - 13k miles at a time (2003 IBR) on a GS without checking the valves and they were very close upon inspection after that. So maintenance is an issue. The ST3 would have interested me, if...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,426
Posted By toban
Not sure. I had the R1100, the regular R1150 and...

Not sure. I had the R1100, the regular R1150 and the R1150 GSA.

The GSA was the best equipped bike, but each one had things I liked.
I'm 5'10" and for normal riding the GSA was OK. but tall. What...
Forum: Vendors 02-28-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,251
Posted By toban
I 2nd that. I would like to get these in white or...

I 2nd that. I would like to get these in white or silver for the F650 black Jesse bags I have. I had the black ones on the Adventure that I just sold.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2006, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,182
Posted By toban
Double Pole - Double Throw switch

LD riders have been using these switches for years. The good ones can take high wattage, but use a relay anyway, and one side gets power when the key is on so that the aux light remains on when the...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-23-2006, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By toban
zumas in adventureland


Black 2005, bought new this spring. Not getting used as much as it should, as my wife and son don't seem to want to take it instead of the cars, but I find it to be a hoot. Went to the beer...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2006, 07:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,246
Posted By toban
After owning a '98 1100, '01 1150 (deer strike),...

After owning a '98 1100, '01 1150 (deer strike), and now the '04 Adventure, I certainly have some experience, and a fair number of Iron Butt like miles. In my case I'll stick with the '04 as probably...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,456
Posted By toban
Enclosed Trailer Advice

I have occasion to tow bikes quite often, and presently use a Chariot Open 14 trailer. However, now that I'm probably going to be getting a full sized pickup that will haul a greater capacity trailer...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2006, 02:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,313
Posted By toban
Highest mileage tourers

Picture of my '96 ST1100 taken in early November on a test run prior to doing some real service to it. 247,000 miles. After this ride we took the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-07-2006, 05:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,920
Posted By toban
Which 50cc scooter to get?

5 years ago I never would have thought I'd ask this question, but having ridden a Yamaha BW50 on Maui for a day a week ago, I guess we are ready to take the plunge as a family.

Some details....
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2005, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,674
Posted By toban
no luck for me

Cat got mine when it was sitting on the table in the kitchen when I had it out of one vehicle moving it to another. Unfortunately he cut the line only about 2 inches from the antenna, which left me...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2005, 12:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,051
Posted By toban
Thanks for this! Gisele and I fly over on January...

Thanks for this! Gisele and I fly over on January 18th. I was there in late 2000 for two weeks and took the rental car all the way around the Island. Not really an issue if you are careful and take...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2005, 09:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,476
Posted By toban
Canadian Pricing

Back 4 years ago when our dollar was around 62 cents to the US dollar, I thought that our new bike pricing in Canada was pretty good. There really was no alternative because to purchase a bike in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2005, 01:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,286
Posted By toban
aeroflow - don't leave home without it

I have had them on 3 different GS's and also on my K1200LT. For long distance riding they are the best solution. Really a great wind management system.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2005, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,537
Posted By toban
The ld community has been playing around with...

The ld community has been playing around with various combinations for many years. I set up a particular combination on my '04 Adventure this summer and had mixed results. So now that Brad is talking...
Forum: Ride reports 10-26-2005, 04:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,426
Posted By toban
Great pictures Ron! Weather has been great...

Great pictures Ron!

Weather has been great this week but I've been stuck in the office.

I'll be down to Sioux Narrows on the 10th on business, so I won't be able to ride as my colleague doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,434
Posted By toban
What he said! I have had one set on both an...

What he said!

I have had one set on both an 1100 and an 1150 that was totalled last year, the left bag helped to save my brother when he hit a deer at 60 mile per hour. What issues I've had have...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2005, 07:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,804
Posted By toban

Get an ST1100.

For the money you can find one that will go forever, without the servicing issues that many BMW's have, and you will have the cash to put a Clearview shield on to deal with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2005, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,781
Posted By toban
I have run a number of combinations of lights on...

I have run a number of combinations of lights on both the 1150 GS and the Adventure with the Aeroflow shield. I am also your height.

Piaa 910's will work on the Aeroflow bracket without...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2005, 07:26 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 82,745
Posted By toban
New FZ1

I met a rider in Maine at the Iron Butt Checkpoint last Sunday. He was up from NC with a couple of the volunteers, and we had dinner Sunday night. He has a very trick FZ1 that he uses for ld riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2005, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,781
Posted By toban
No offense Chris, but I think that you are...

No offense Chris, but I think that you are referring to the Aeroguards on the 1100, which are not part of the system for the 1150 which is completely different, except for the upper shields.

Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2005, 12:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,781
Posted By toban
Aeroflow - accept no substitions for weather...

Aeroflow - accept no substitions for weather protection.

Check out the GS's in the Iron Butt Rally. I think nearly all, if not all, were using Aeroflows. The lower really makes a difference, and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-20-2005, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,814
Posted By toban
Nope! All the 'Strom guys are in denial about how...

Nope! All the 'Strom guys are in denial about how they can manage their power scientifically and make it through a cold night without hitting anything or freezing. Me, on the other hand I want my...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-20-2005, 07:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,814
Posted By toban
VStrom in IBR

Rick Sauter from Saskatoon rode his in the 2003 rally, but the chain snapped on the last leg and took out the bottom of his engine. He finished the rally on a 600 Bandit he purchased to get back to...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,785
Posted By toban
cell phones

I have used mine occasionally, and will again sporadically over the next two weeks, as I ride to the East Coast to do some IBR volunteer work. Since I've been using a CB radio on various bikes for...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2005, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By toban

I'm not sure where the best place to get Givi is, but Arizona Motorsports has most of their stuff listed on the website and their discounted prices, but others may sell at lower prices. Originally...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By toban ...

Perhaps not the answer you wanted, but it works. My old Maxia is mounted on the Jesse rear compartment and their large rear rack. I mounted a Givi...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2005, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By toban
auxiliary lights

I think that Brad Vardy has it just right in the comments he made in this thread. I have been in the garage today slowly reassembling the K1200LT after adding an HID low beam to that bike, and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-27-2005, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,478
Posted By toban
Enchanted Highway

The highway runs south of I94 10 miles east of Dickenson. You take the Gladstone exit. The deer are about a mile south of Gladstone and there are more sculptures further south.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-27-2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,369
Posted By toban
2 GPS's

If you've got them you tend to use them. I run 2 when I'm on long rides because I have the 2610 and the older GPS V. I use them for different purposes. I keep them showing different screens.

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