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Anybody interested in a tech session in our neck of the woods? Seems that there are a few in the states but have not heard of any north of the border.

I am willing to do it at my place... any takers?

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I have an 05 RT but I am always looking to for an excuse for a ride. Picking up any knowledge and helping out just another bonus.

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I would also be interested
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OK. If you guys want to ride to me I have a double garage and some tools. I intend to do the 12K maintenance on the LT although I have no brake fluid change confidence.

Good reason to get together and we can have a pasta feast on me afterwards...

I am game for the Oct long w/e or the one following... let me know.

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OK. If you guys want to ride to me I have a double garage and some tools. I intend to do the 12K maintenance on the LT although I have no brake fluid change confidence.

Good reason to get together and we can have a pasta feast on me afterwards...


I am game for the Oct long w/e or the one following... let me know.

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Where is Ridgetown?
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The one after is good for me.
Where is Ridgetown?

Ridgetown is just off the 401, about 40 minutes west of London. Take exit 109. Email me at [email protected] for contact details.

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Is October 18 the date then ?
Any RT's going ?, I would like to discuss basic maintenance, like doing my own oil changes
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I like the idea and it would give me a chance to meet some other BMW / LT riders. I need to learn more about the LT and how much I can do myself.

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Jim,

Yes I have an RT and plan on attending (once we fix the date).
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Looks like October 18 would be the date so that Thanksgiving long w/e is kept for family.

I would ask that you send me a confirmation email to the above address to confirm your attendance.

Please come with the anticipation to meet new riders and work on your bikes and share your experiences. I have never held one of these but aside from providing the garage and whatever tools I have, I am not sure what else can be expected.

Please let me know if you have any recommandations or requests. I believe we could easily work on two bikes at a time in the garage. You are expected, of course, to bring your own oils, manuals, or anything you need specific for your bike (I have a clymer manual for the LT which also covers ths GT).

I would say that we should shoot for a 10:00AM start to give people sufficient time to make the trip worthwhile and comfortable.

Any suggestions welcomed!

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I am coming with the objective being more meeting other riders than anything else. There is no maintenance due on my bike, by I would like to get a few basic ideas, and will be happy to lend a helping hand

Ridgetown looks to be about 2.5 hours from Oakville, is that a good bet ?

What can I bring ?
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I am coming with the objective being more meeting other riders than anything else. There is no maintenance due on my bike, by I would like to get a few basic ideas, and will be happy to lend a helping hand

Ridgetown looks to be about 2.5 hours from Oakville, is that a good bet ?

What can I bring ?

Yes, that would be a good bet although I have done it in two with traffic flowing nicely.

Just bring yourself and your stories, I will be serving pasta a'lolio with rappini.

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I like the idea and it would give me a chance to meet some other BMW / LT riders. I need to learn more about the LT and how much I can do myself.

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Drop by my place and maybe we both can go down. I have new brake pads to install (done before) and a new HID low beam to install.

I'll bring all my tools in my trailer.

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Yes, that would be a good bet although I have done it in two with traffic flowing nicely.

Just bring yourself and your stories, I will be serving pasta a'lolio with rappini.
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For all going from West end GTA, I propose we meet 7:30 am Oct 18 at Tim Horton's Bronte Road just south of QEW. From there I propose we go QEW to 403 to 401 to Ridgetown.

Let me know if this works and how many we should expect so we leave no one behind
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Sorry:
I should have consulted with the Boss before.
The week after Thanksgiving is already booked for me,
Wedding of friends.

Next one for sure.
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Sorry:
I should have consulted with the Boss before.
The week after Thanksgiving is already booked for me,
Wedding of friends.
That wouldn't be in Kitchener would it? I'm up there on the 18th for a wedding. That would be too cool... someone else to talk BMW's with!

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Count me in.....even RT guys can make constructive suggestions.

Jim: meeting as suggested works for me.

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.....even RT guys can make constructive suggestions.
Right! Like LT guys know something we don't.

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That wouldn't be in Kitchener would it? I'm up there on the 18th for a wedding. That would be too cool... someone else to talk BMW's with!
No such luck.
Staying right here in Hamilton.
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Just sent you a PM... disregard. None the less, it would have been nice... We'll be in the same boat... dragging the line... thinking of the ride... stinks... Enjoy the day!

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Anybody interested in a tech session in our neck of the woods? Seems that there are a few in the states but have not heard of any north of the border.

I am willing to do it at my place... any takers?

Mugz
Looks like if good weather the SO and I will be there. I guess she'll chill out with your wife while we play if that is OK with her.

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Looks like if good weather the SO and I will be there. I guess she'll chill out with your wife while we play if that is OK with her.

Garry & Esther

That would be great Garry if I had a wife. She may want to explore the town which is walking distance (nothing is too far away).

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I'd be interested if there is room for more. I am arriving home from overseas the day before but would love to join. I am a newbie with much to learn.

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For all going from West end GTA, I propose we meet 7:30 am Oct 18 at Tim Horton's Bronte Road just south of QEW. From there I propose we go QEW to 403 to 401 to Ridgetown.

Let me know if this works and how many we should expect so we leave no one behind
You may want to take Hwy #3 West. It'll be a much safer and enjoyable ride than the 401.
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Hwy 3 would be much nicer, but I would estimate an additional hour for travel time because of lower speed limits and towns.
At that time of year, it may be hard to persuade all to leave that early to make the 10:00 am target arrival.
That said, democracy rules the day, so for those planning to meet at Tim's in Bronte, let me know your preference.
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Sounds terrific !

Judging from the summer we've had, I hope we aren't shovelling snow by then !!

Anyway... I'd love to attend if able. No scheduled maintenance needed but you always learn from these love-ins.

I'll monitor the thread for updates and see what happens as the date approaches.

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Hwy 3 would be much nicer, but I would estimate an additional hour for travel time because of lower speed limits and towns.
At that time of year, it may be hard to persuade all to leave that early to make the 10:00 am target arrival.
That said, democracy rules the day, so for those planning to meet at Tim's in Bronte, let me know your preference.
I would have to agree with Jim. Was in the Oakville/Bronte area on the w/e along Lakeshore Rd. Beautiful area and wish I had the bike with me but the time element is not on our side with all that is to be done and ride back at a decent hour (of course you could stay overnight but I am not serving booze).

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As an update... I have received my parts from Beemerboneyard to do a sheat load of oil changes (13 oil filters), the 12/24K maintenance kit (I may pass on the air and fuel filter changes as I am not sure it is required) and will be doing oils and QD replacement. Picked up an electric screwdiver with clutch for the tupperware and would like to tackle the canister removal if time allows.

Please remember to verify your attendance, work required on your bike, and any cannot eat/drink requests by the Wednesday before to ensure I get enough for the hungry. Sugestions welcomed.

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I will be there, planning to do an oil change, is there a way to dispose of the oil close by, re: CTC. Gary I like your idea of riding down togeather, it will help me find my way quicker. I will send you a PM so we can set the time for me to be at your place.

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I will be there, planning to do an oil change, is there a way to dispose of the oil close by, re: CTC. Gary I like your idea of riding down togeather, it will help me find my way quicker. I will send you a PM so we can set the time for me to be at your place.

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I have been accumulating old oil as CTC is about 20 minutes away... there are two gas stations in town but have not seed an oil disposal bin. You may want to bring empty containers for me to dispose later as I would not expect you to take your old oil on the bike.

I have three catch basins which should be plenty.

The weather has been great this w/e, as you know, so here is hoping for same luck this w/e.

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Long range forecast overcast/sunny and colder with highs in low teens. As long as rain stays away, I am good to go as I have good cold weather gear.
Of course, weather forecasting and stock market forecasting are both imposible to be accurate with........
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I may have to pass as I was putting new siding on the house this weekend I had to go on the roof, found a section of roof where the plywood is showing though. (the place where all the snow accumulates) I am away this week in Centrilia and will have to fix the roof before the weather gets bad this weekend. Sorry folks!

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Just to confirm, the weather forecast looks cold but clear
I will be at the Tim's just south of QEW on Bronte Road at 7:30 am next Saturday.
My cell is 416-526-3213
Let's agree to look at this posting for final RSVP next Thursday by noon so that our host can be prepared.
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What a great idea especially for a newby such as myself with the acquisition of a 2002 LT. Home being just outside Lindsay Ont makes the ride at this time of year just a bit of a stretch. Good luck with all of the maintenance items and if there are any future tech sessions hope they get post as well, now that I know enough to check this portion of the site occasionally.
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To confirm, I plan to be there. Ride careful early morning until the sun burns off the moisture (frost ?)
Hang around till something like 8:00 am for late arrivals. I will have the address on my Zumo.
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To confirm, I plan to be there. Ride careful early morning until the sun burns off the moisture (frost ?)
Hang around till something like 8:00 am for late arrivals. I will have the address on my Zumo.
Great Jim, looking forward to it! I only have one other confirmation so I still am not sure of the total number of attendees. I take it you have my address.

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So Mauro

How did it go? Sorry I couldn't make it. Looks like it was w great day for it.

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Only three of us showed unfortunately, and I am not much of a wrench, so all I did was take up space....
Mauro was a great host, and prepared a very nice pasta dish
The day ended for me on a bit of a damper as I was rear ended on the way back home. Had to get the bike towed back to Mauro's home where it sits until I can make arrangements. Guy was charged by OPP.
I am a little black and blue, and have a bit of a gash on my shin, but am lucky all is basically good.
We should try and do this again when the weather is a bit more promising in 2009
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Thanks to all that showed interest and a special thank you to Jim (jimfastcar) and Nick (05hexhead) for attending and assisting with work done on my bike.

As mentioned this was my first tech day event and it was successful in that, for me, it was a great day to spend time and meet great people.

Very sorry to hear of Jim's accident but good to know he is OK!

Looking forward to '09 to do it all over again in a heartbeat!!

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Maybe next spring we could do it in Caledon. I have 25 acres, shop, medium large paved driveway, tent overnight. Could do it as a weekend for those that may want to come from far away and spend the night.

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Jim, glad to hear you are OK considering... How far were you from Mauro's place when it happened?

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10 minutes, tow still cost $ 150 so I hope will recover as part of overall claim
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I'm a newby, since late November, and I have a lot to learn about the LT. I read this thread with interest.
I bought a '99, currently stored at Budd's in Oakville, but would welcome a spring/summer session in Caledon. I'm in Glen Williams, outside of Georgetown, and that would be very appealing to me.

Of course, I still have to get used to riding the LT- it's been a long time since the 650 Triumph TR6!!! And 37 years.....

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I'm a newby, since late November, and I have a lot to learn about the LT. I read this thread with interest.
I bought a '99, currently stored at Budd's in Oakville, but would welcome a spring/summer session in Caledon. I'm in Glen Williams, outside of Georgetown, and that would be very appealing to me.

Of course, I still have to get used to riding the LT- it's been a long time since the 650 Triumph TR6!!! And 37 years.....

David

Hey Dave, welcome! Always looking for reasons to ride and if I can be of any help with sharing tools and experience, all the better.

I take it this is your first LT so I would suggest you take your time getting used to the heft especialy on slow manouvers.

Have you performed your oil changes for the lay-up?

This forum is a wealth of information for you to research, I frequent this site quite often so just give me a shout. Looking forward to spring!!!


Best of the season to you and yours.

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Hey Dave, welcome! Always looking for reasons to ride and if I can be of any help with sharing tools and experience, all the better.

I take it this is your first LT so I would suggest you take your time getting used to the heft especialy on slow manouvers.

Have you performed your oil changes for the lay-up?

This forum is a wealth of information for you to research, I frequent this site quite often so just give me a shout. Looking forward to spring!!!


Best of the season to you and yours.

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Hey, we have no problem hosting a Tech Session in Caledon, My bike is ready to ride anytime. Just have to clear out some snow on the driveway.

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Aren't you in Deutchland at the moment, Herr Kramer??

Caledon sounds like a plan. Never been there, but I'm sure I'll find it.
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Caledon sounds like a plan. Never been there, but I'm sure I'll find it.
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I take it this is your first LT so I would suggest you take your time getting used to the heft especialy on slow manouvers.
Have you performed your oil changes for the lay-up?.....
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Hi Mauro, and Garry,

I well-appreciate your advice re: slow speed handling: the 10 minutes total I've had on the bike since bringing it home were 1st and 2nd gear on my street, including turning it around several times, which caused me the most anxiety. I discovered it takes the full street's width, and also, that with judicious use of clutch, it wasn't difficult. I like the feel of the clutch too- surprisingly light!

After doing the title transfer, just as the next snow was to arrive, I trailered it to Budd's in Oakville, since it had been sitting for some time since the original owner's passing. I took their winter maintenance and storage package, which included an oil and filter, plus another oil change in spring. They also flushed both hydraulic systems (clutch and brakes) and replaced the front fork seals, which I hadn't noticed were leaking. A few other tweaks so far involving shift linkage etc., and it's now stored in heat and comfort with a tender looking after the (no doubt) weak battery. The storage includes trailering it back to me in spring.

I am interested in doing simple maintenance, and have seen the links for a Clymer cd manual online ($8.95 US), but I haven't bought one yet. Guess it would be good reading over the long winter. The only other 'repair' I know that is needed is a stitch job on a one inch seam that is opening on the seat (inner knee/thigh section). I assume it's the original seat.

I'll need a safety check in spring to plate it, and Budd's will want it done there, I'm sure. At the moment I'm not planning on farkles- it has the cup holder and highway pegs and driving lights and an alarm system, which the previous owner likely added. The 6 cd changer and cb were from BMW/OEM.
I'm most interested in lighting upgrades, and of course I'll need riding gear, the next purchase.

The timing in buying the bike left me no time to really check out all of its features, before I hustled it to Budd's to beat the snow. I'm learning more about it here online!

Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone.
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