Archive for May, 2016

New Michelin PR4 front tire

New Michelin PR4 front tire

My good friends Ken M. and Phil H. took a good chunk out of their morning today to switch out a worn Michelin Pilot Road 4 front tire on our 2014 BMW R1200RT.  Thanks Ken and Phil! This is the original, factory supplied Michelin tire that came with the bike.  […]

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2014 BMW R1200RTW – 20,000 km service performed

2014 BMW R1200RTW – 20,000 km service performed

We took our 2014 BMW R1200RT in early for its 20,000 km service.  Now, we’re ready for this weekend’s Victoria Day long weekend (in Canada) tour to B.C. and into Idaho and Washington. Yes, the RT’s 20k service was expensive.  $566.42 – a lot of money my frugal BMW friends […]

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One Man’s Vision – A Swiss re-interpretation of a 1997 BMW R1100GS

One Man’s Vision – A Swiss re-interpretation of a 1997 BMW R1100GS

We met Patrick last Saturday when a friend, Rick D., brought him and traveling companion Anne to  breakfast. Patrick and Anne are traveling from Switzerland and have been on the road for some 20 months.  Patrick, who, when I asked him his last name, replied, “it’s a secret”, and Anne […]

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2016 Toyota RAV4 – review

2016 Toyota RAV4 – review

Toyota RAV4s are extremely popular.  You see them everywhere. That’s no surprise.  Auto manufacturers have responded to the buying public’s seemingly insatiable demand for compact CUVs. North Americans have fallen in love with this class of vehicle.  Think of CUVs and SUVs as the modern day interpretation of the ‘stationwagon’ […]

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2016 Ford F150 4×4 Limited – Review

Pickup trucks.  Sheesh, for a self-proclaimed ‘Car Guy’ like me, pickup trucks aren’t on my radar. Mostly, I see pickup trucks as inefficient, gas guzzling, oversize rolling masses of steel that pepper the roadways and are simply ‘there’.  I often find myself wondering, ‘why would anybody own such a vehicle?’ […]

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