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Forum: Vendors 10-19-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,950
Posted By ryangus
Still no sign of these Down Under :(

Still no sign of these Down Under :(
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By ryangus
Thanks mate. I got impatient and whacked it with...

Thanks mate. I got impatient and whacked it with a hammer.

Was about to go for a quick test ride... flat battery :(
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By ryangus
I'd rather do it in situ, so I don't have to...

I'd rather do it in situ, so I don't have to remove the swing arm. Hence, the hammer trick might be a bit awkward.
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By ryangus
I thought about it, but with the o rings the...

I thought about it, but with the o rings the connecting plate is only just on the pins. It looks like I need something to press the plate in to allow the pins to come through. Hope this makes sense!
Forum: Australia 10-09-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 423
Posted By ryangus
Chain Riveter

Anyone Brisbane north side able to loan me one to do one chain? I forgot to order one, and it will take probably a couple of weeks to arrive, and I'm really sick of driving to work :cry
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,858
Posted By ryangus
Got a brand name/supplier for a newb like me...

Got a brand name/supplier for a newb like me :confused
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,858
Posted By ryangus
Well, looks like the fools at Morgan and Wanker...

Well, looks like the fools at Morgan and Wanker in Brisbane supplied sprockets for the twin, not the single, despite me explicitly telling them the model and year :ddog

Is this grease fine for the...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,858
Posted By ryangus
Is a sprocket puller necessary to remove the...

Is a sprocket puller necessary to remove the front sprocket, or is there another trick to getting it off?

The manual states "Lightly coat the mainshaft with Optimoly MP 3 before installing the...
Forum: Australia 10-04-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,858
Posted By ryangus
I'm looking at changing the chain and sprockets...

I'm looking at changing the chain and sprockets on my 07 F650GS.

I've never done any real work on the bike, other than general fluid and filter replacements, but after spending plenty of time...
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By ryangus
F650GS instrument cluster PCB replacement

I need to replace (I think) the instrument cluster PCB on my 07 F650GS. It's showing 5 dashes on the odometer, and the trip meter resets every time I turn the bike off.

Not a common problem, but...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,858
Posted By ryangus
I just realised it's actually a cap for a regular...

I just realised it's actually a cap for a regular Anderson plug:

http://andersonpower.com.au/trailer-vision-anderson-plug-sb50-weather-proof-male-cover-p-474.html

Not bloody cheap though!
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,858
Posted By ryangus
I need to replace (I think) the instrument...

I need to replace (I think) the instrument cluster PCB on my 07 F650GS. It's showing 5 dashes on the odometer, and the trip meter resets every time I turn the bike off.

Not a common problem,...
Forum: Australia 09-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 19,858
Posted By ryangus
Wow, never seen an Anderson plug with a...

Wow, never seen an Anderson plug with a compression gland on the other end - where did you find this one?
Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By ryangus
That's what I hoped! Thanks

That's what I hoped! Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By ryangus
07 F650GS - where is the oil sight glass?

Feel like a bit of a numpty, but I can't find it anywhere!
Forum: Vendors 06-19-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,950
Posted By ryangus
Still not available down under :(

Still not available down under :(
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-25-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By ryangus
Just spotted this T-shirt on Archer (best show...

Just spotted this T-shirt on Archer (best show ever). Cuong is definitely da man!

http://ryangus.com/images/Cuong.jpg
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 27,950
Posted By ryangus
Any idea if these are coming to Australia? Can't...

Any idea if these are coming to Australia? Can't seem to find any retailers down here.
Forum: Asia Pacific 01-14-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 891
Posted By ryangus
Viet Nam, Laos or Cambodia

I mate and I are wanting to do a bike trip/tour through one of these places. We're both reasonably competent on and off road, without being Crusty Demons.

Whilst I usually like to beat my own...
Forum: Australia 11-20-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By ryangus
Merit to USB

Anyone know of a merit plug with USB sockets to use on my F650GS? Obviously there a plenty of cigarette sockets to USB around, but I can't find a merit version.

Alternatively, a merit to...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By ryangus
I've got a 2007 single. Where is the BMW socket?...

I've got a 2007 single. Where is the BMW socket?

EDIT - never mind, just found it... never even knew it was there! It appears to be a standard merit plug by the looks of it. Mind you, it's ion...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By ryangus
I've never seen these - any links? This is...

I've never seen these - any links?

This is basically to charge my phone when on long rides or using it as a GPS (it sucks the battery heaps).

I plan to connect it directly to the battery (with...
Forum: Australia 10-30-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By ryangus
That they do. Tempting.

That they do. Tempting.
Forum: Australia 10-30-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,277
Posted By ryangus
12V cigarette socket

Any idea which model/supplier 12V waterproof cigarette socket I should look for to mount on my F650GS? Also tips on mounting would be appreciated, and anything else I should know.
Forum: Thumpers 09-25-2013, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By ryangus
F650GS Tyre Recommendations

Need to replace the Continentals on my '07 F650GS. I'm only really blacktop (95%) or dirt road (10%) commuting on it, until I swap it for hopefully a Dakar when I hand this one down to the wife, who...
Forum: Australia 02-13-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By ryangus
Got one from Northside Motorcycle Tyres and...

Got one from Northside Motorcycle Tyres and Service at Paisley Drive, Lawnton. About the same price as http://www.batteriesdirect.com.au/ including shipping.
Forum: Australia 02-13-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,451
Posted By ryangus
Motobatt battery suppliers

Anyone know where to get these in Brisbane (preferably northside)?
Forum: Australia 11-15-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,243
Posted By ryangus
Thanks for the reply. So, is there anyway of...

Thanks for the reply.

So, is there anyway of using a UHF with a Scala Cardo G9?
Forum: Australia 11-11-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,243
Posted By ryangus
I'm pretty happy with my Scala G9 units. The...

I'm pretty happy with my Scala G9 units. The issues I have are the lack of ability to use headphones (no 3.5mm socket), and no ability to use UHF.

The G9s sound fine, but not being able to block...
Forum: Australia 11-11-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,243
Posted By ryangus
Starcom1 vs Scala etc

Can anyone explain the difference between the Starcom1 system and the headsets like Scala, Sena etc? From what I can see, the only real benefit form my current Scala Cardo G9 and the Starcom1 would...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 368
Posted By ryangus
BMW parts suppliers

I'm looking for a replacement left switch block for my 2007 F650GS. Anyone able to point me to a good place that ships to Australia?
Forum: Australia 10-31-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,607
Posted By ryangus
I'm also at Scarborough. I'll keep an eye on...

I'm also at Scarborough. I'll keep an eye on this thread and an eye out for you :D
Forum: Australia 10-31-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,082
Posted By ryangus
BMW Servicing - Where to go in SE QLD?

My 07 F650GS is up for it's 40,000km service. Working in the CBD makes Morgan and Wacker an obvious choice. Any feedback would be appreciated regarding M&W or other suggested servicers.
Forum: Australia 09-26-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,505
Posted By ryangus
So, my textile pants have come away at the back...

So, my textile pants have come away at the back left hip (just behind my hip). :hmmmmm

Unfortunately, I can't find my receipt. I don't suppose anyone has a receipt they could lend me (a scan...
Forum: Australia 08-30-2012, 02:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,456
Posted By ryangus
Did you go? I just saw this thread, otherwise I...

Did you go? I just saw this thread, otherwise I would have been up for a chat.

BTW, those racers are mad :)
Forum: Australia 08-14-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,990
Views: 239,505
Posted By ryangus
I've got a few items that don't fit, that I'll be...

I've got a few items that don't fit, that I'll be returning this week. If someone wants to buy them before I take them back they had better send me a PM before then.

1 x XL (97cm) Texture pants...
Forum: Australia 07-25-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
Posted By ryangus
F650GS Topcase options

Looking for a topcase for my 07 model. It has the silver factory panniers, so preferably something that matches. Any suggestions for make/model and supplier?
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By ryangus
Plugging it into the power adapter turned it off....

Plugging it into the power adapter turned it off. More a work-around than a fix.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2012, 05:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,258
Posted By ryangus
Pissed Scala G9 won't reboot/turn off

I tried answering (unsuccessfully) a call today. Since then, my G9 has been flashing twice every 3 seconds, indicating "Call in progress / music or other audio source is ON" - even though it's not...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-15-2012, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By ryangus
Because my phone is also my GPS, and with some...

Because my phone is also my GPS, and with some conductive thread sewn into my gloves, I'll be able to control it all whilst on the move (after pulling over, of course :wink: )
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