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  1. I quite easily managed to lift the tank away high...

    I quite easily managed to lift the tank away high enough to get god access to the coil pack to replace the leads. Ended up only being a 1/2 hour job. I've got taking the tupperware off to a fine art...
  2. Whats involved in taking the tank off or can you...

    Whats involved in taking the tank off or can you just lift clear enough to replace leads. (1150RT).
    I removed the rear bolt from the RHS, but didn't want to start yanking on it before I new it would...
  3. Single plugs. Thanks for the reply and I'll...

    Single plugs.
    Thanks for the reply and I'll check out the non BMW plug lead link.
    So the coils are in the lead heads ?
  4. arcing between spark plug lead and valve cover

    Got stranded last night on the way home from work.
    My 1150RT started missing, then was only firing on the left cylinder.
    I heard a cracking from the right plug area and could see arcing from the...
  5. NavyDad, I see you do as I do when I have the...

    NavyDad, I see you do as I do when I have the wife and extra bags on long trips. Additional GS mirrors.

    Don't forget that overall height of a person, can have big diffences with head height. I'm...
  6. Well, I'm back and Detroit is bust ! But I had a...

    Well, I'm back and Detroit is bust !
    But I had a fantastic trip.
    After 9 states and two countries, I only had one day of rain. Otherwise the weather was sunny (except for the mist on the left...
  7. So what would describe user error ? I have a...

    So what would describe user error ?
    I have a 2002RT and the previous owner had this issue after only a coiple of thousand miles. I am now worried that if its an alingment issue it could resurface...
  8. Detroit is just misunderstood. :blush:nra The...

    Detroit is just misunderstood. :blush:nra
    The calgary roads after the flood are probably still better than Detroits.
  9. Thanks all for your knowledge and advise. I'll...

    Thanks all for your knowledge and advise.
    I'll be checking drivebc.ca for updates, hopefully thing will be in a better state by the time I get there in just over a week.
    Kim
  10. Whats the number of the North Cascades Hwy and...

    Whats the number of the North Cascades Hwy and between what towns does it run ?

    If Hiway 1 is closed, is 3 worth riding between Cranbrook and Osoyoos ?
  11. Do you know the extent of the damage to roads....

    Do you know the extent of the damage to roads.
    Are they just flooded or actually washed away or covered in muck ?
  12. Martin / Ed. Thanks for that info. I saw the...

    Martin / Ed.
    Thanks for that info. I saw the devastation on the national news here in the States. Didn't realize it was so wide spread.
    I'm actually bypassing Calgary on my way from the border...
  13. Taking Eds advise, sort of and riding down to...

    Taking Eds advise, sort of and riding down to Castlegar from Banff to Seatle.
    Only a week away now.
    Had a few glitches in my prep.
    1. After 24K service, the bike had a fuel leak from the joint on...
  14. Cool site. Thanks

    Cool site. Thanks
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    Sounds like a great bucket lister. I posted a...

    Sounds like a great bucket lister.
    I posted a thread here about my trip from Detroit 6/28 to Calgary then over to the west coast then down to LA. My two friends are continuing on to AK. They are...
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    Nice daily ride blog. Nice detail on some of your...

    Nice daily ride blog. Nice detail on some of your pics. These are thing most people miss.
    Keep it coming.
  17. Well, only 4 weeks away now. Just took my bike...

    Well, only 4 weeks away now.
    Just took my bike in for its 24K service.
    Starting to buy some supplies for the trip.
    Almost got my route sorted. Still trying to map out the banff to Seattle segment....
  18. Sorry to say, I will already be home by then....

    Sorry to say, I will already be home by then.
    Leaving Detroit area 6/30 leaving Ventura approx 7/16
  19. Hmm. Thats a slightly different route I was...

    Hmm. Thats a slightly different route I was planning. I'll have to look into that. Looks a bit more interesting.
    My major problem is time constraints. I only have 2 days to get from Banff to Seatle.
  20. I like the look of this one. I like the fact you...

    I like the look of this one.
    I like the fact you can easily turn it off. Also the on the fly friction adjuster.
    Thanks for the info.
  21. I would have thought they would all release when...

    I would have thought they would all release when rotated clockwise as a safety feature. ie when you let of the gas.
  22. Lynn, that one looks good too. Pretty similar....

    Lynn, that one looks good too. Pretty similar. I'll look into it.
  23. My long rides will be mainly during the warmer...

    My long rides will be mainly during the warmer months so shouldn't be too much of an issue.
    But will adjust to your recomendations.
    Thanks
  24. Detroit - Calgary - Seatle - San Fransico - Los Angeles Summer Ride

    Planning on leaving on my 1150RT at the end of June with 2 buddies. My 2 friends are riding to Anchorage and back (on their Harleys).
    I'm spliting off at Banff to meet up with my wife in Seatle...
  25. whats the best grip add on cruise control product out there

    I'm considering purchasing a Throttlemeister cruise control.
    Does anyone have any experience installing / using one of these on a 2002 1150RT ?
    Any other ones that should be considered ?
    Thanks
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