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Forum: Australia Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 256,868
Posted By Not the Messiah
Wal update

Saw Wal this afternoon**

He's in very good spirits and making small improvements each day. He says it's like a repeating Christmas Day, finding new stuff each day. While I was there he discovered...
Forum: Australia 01-30-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 256,868
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thanks XRman for that update on Wal - that sounds...

Thanks XRman for that update on Wal - that sounds like progress. And any progress is a good thing in itself of course, but also a huge help in keeping up the spirit to stay in the battle.
Might...
Forum: Australia 01-27-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 256,868
Posted By Not the Messiah
"Don't stray that way Dazza, you will be...

"Don't stray that way Dazza, you will be disappointed in the long run!"

Yeah, you blokes with big knobs (on your tyres) best keep it that way:D

XRman is right of course, those road tyres are...
Forum: Australia 01-26-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 256,868
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thanks you blokes

Thanks blokes for a great weekends riding.
James Cook, for organisation and accommodation - Cat Herding raised to a fine art from,
Greg from Moe, for tour leading on the gravel roads - Love your...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 19,065
Posted By Not the Messiah
Sally

"My R1100GS is name "Sleepy", because it likes to take a lot of "naps".":D

After this weekends ride my mates have christened my GS "Sally" - as in "Lay down Sally"! :cry:cry
Forum: Australia 01-23-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 4,795
Posted By Not the Messiah
Will be there on Saturday for a squiz. Havn't...

Will be there on Saturday for a squiz. Havn't been near Hysterical Bikes for ages, probably Winton before the track got extended. Waaay back in the day.

Looking forward to it. 'Spose I ought to...
Forum: Australia 01-22-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 256,868
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nasty news. Thanks for the phone call Sam. ...

Nasty news.
Thanks for the phone call Sam.
Having had a bit of thimk about it in the few minutes since, I'm a bit keen to carry on as planned - even more so since logging on and seeing Gags post....
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-18-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 348,827
Posted By Not the Messiah
Weight

Yeah, It weighs 52.4 kg on the digital bathroom scales (secretly relocated to the shed whilst Management wasn't looking....)
A lot heavier than I had hoped.
Unigo's and other similar things are...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-15-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 348,827
Posted By Not the Messiah
Nortwest, To get the thing soft enough to...

Nortwest,

To get the thing soft enough to get about 1/3 of the total wheel travel taken up by the loaded "sag" (that's a basic rule of thumb for bike setter-uppers to get a starting point spring...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,634
Posted By Not the Messiah
Don't ride one, unless you are ready to buy it

Yep, what he said.

My first ride on a Wet Head was a "demo" ride (read that as joy ride) at a show. I took it back and gave the salesman an earfull for playing with my peace of mind. I'd been...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,840
Posted By Not the Messiah
I've recently made full use of H&B bars on my '14...

I've recently made full use of H&B bars on my '14 GS on a series of dumps of a nasty rocky track. Very happy with their performance - bars bent and tube flattened and the mounting plate alongside the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-14-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,101
Posted By Not the Messiah
I have no photo's of my own sins, but I once...

I have no photo's of my own sins, but I once bumped into a salesman who'd sold me the bike I was riding at the time. He says "Brian you don't wash your bike very often do you?".
My reply: "Ziggy,...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-14-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 984
Views: 348,827
Posted By Not the Messiah
Here's mine:

After a long fascination with this trailer build thread and designing half a dozen trailers in my mind, I dreamt up enough justifications to go spend some time and coins on a real...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,297
Posted By Not the Messiah
Both!

Bob,

Leave them both on.
I intended to only have MachineArt Moto covers on my then new 2014, but they were on long delivery so I put bars on, then left them on when I got the MAM covers. Just...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 256,868
Posted By Not the Messiah
Yup, the mighty KLX.:D Son's GF has one, it lived...

Yup, the mighty KLX.:D Son's GF has one, it lived in my shed for a while and I considered it my duty to buzz around the block on it often enough to stop the fuel going stale. Possibly not completely...
Forum: Australia 01-11-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 256,868
Posted By Not the Messiah
Adventure route, eh?

Normally I'd be on full alert at the suggestion of an adventure route, but right now i'm suffering a little from gun-shyness. Committed a serious misjudgement of route selection the other weekend and...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5,465
Views: 256,868
Posted By Not the Messiah
I be Marra

Hi Wal, Blokes,

Thanks for the tip-off and inclusion in your plans. I'm super keen but only 95% certain - I had a skin cancer burnt off my forehead yesterday and it might not heal up enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,164
Posted By Not the Messiah
"Antennae for the spare key", huh?

Hi Jim VB & Pappy541, Could you please explain the "antennae for the spare key"?
In the area of the photo you quoted, my Australian '14 GS has the circular indent in the plastic moulding with...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 04:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,948
Posted By Not the Messiah
The spoked wheels are a complete PITA to clean....

The spoked wheels are a complete PITA to clean. The satin type finish lets everything stick like the proverbial and the spokes at the outside limit you getting in to have a good old scrub.
Go the...
Forum: Australia 01-01-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,604
Posted By Not the Messiah
Get my 1200GS up to 20,000 km before it's first...

Get my 1200GS up to 20,000 km before it's first birthday (on track so far...) then keep going!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,661
Posted By Not the Messiah
In Victoria, Australia we can get re-prints of...

In Victoria, Australia we can get re-prints of original issue regular numbers. For a while now I've had the number off my Dad's old farm truck which I learnt to drive in. I've had it so long it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,889
Posted By Not the Messiah
Panzer, One more thing to be aware of and make...

Panzer, One more thing to be aware of and make sure you understand what the instructor says: They MAY have you turn the electronics off during the learning exercises so that you can experience the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-30-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 35,772
Posted By Not the Messiah
Niiice work 3legs, very nice indeed.:clap ...

Niiice work 3legs, very nice indeed.:clap

Looking forward to the completion, and yeah some vidyo on YouChoob would be sweet.
Forum: Ride reports 12-10-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,532
Posted By Not the Messiah
What Bucket1960 said - Throw half of that shit...

What Bucket1960 said - Throw half of that shit away. Then think very carefully about the rest of it!
The shovel, hatchet and machete have no purpose on your trip. Yes, some places are remote out...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-03-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Not the Messiah
So now I'm getting tracks and all seems good. ...

So now I'm getting tracks and all seems good.
But it took more than just ticking the box - it didn't work at the start so out of frustration I did every "reset to defaults" that I could find. Then...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,182
Posted By Not the Messiah
Don't assume that it is a sophisticated problem...

Don't assume that it is a sophisticated problem like the ignition switch or the sensor ring! It could be something simple like a broken wire in a loom someplace.
I had the EWS message showing up...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 12-02-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Not the Messiah
Thanks Dan, I appreciate the help. The tick was...

Thanks Dan, I appreciate the help.
The tick was green when I got there this time, however I've been poking around so much I could have turned it on since I discovered the lack of tracks. Anyway,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 11-30-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Not the Messiah
Help with BMW Navigator V

Hey Young People! A little help for a Cyber Ancient, please.

I've just got my Navi V back from the BMW dealer - it had a glitch where it would "loose" the local maps and default to the global map...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 410
Posted By Not the Messiah
Hi Vicks, I've read some motor noters...

Hi Vicks,

I've read some motor noters saying the "new" multiplate clutch is a bit variable in it's take-up point.
My personal opinion is that the lighter flywheel has a fair bit to do with it -...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,313
Posted By Not the Messiah
Buzz, I "test" rode a range of Adventure...

Buzz,
I "test" rode a range of Adventure touring bikes at a bike show when I was a happy owner of an '04 1200 GS and not intending to trade up.
The 1200 Tenere felt nice and capable but my summary...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 28,808
Posted By Not the Messiah
What the hell is BMW trying to do - Out-Japanese...

What the hell is BMW trying to do - Out-Japanese the Japanese?

If wanted a 4 cylinder chain drive adv bike I'd get a Versys and have enough coin left to get a trail bike as well.

But to...
Forum: Ride reports 10-31-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,506
Posted By Not the Messiah
Hmmm, 40th birthday ride eh? You've got me so...

Hmmm, 40th birthday ride eh? You've got me so jealous that I might have to go out and retrospectively celebrate my 40th. Then 50th, too.:1drink

Thanks for posting, looking forward to the...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,139
Posted By Not the Messiah
Murray Valley Highway has been great everytime...

Murray Valley Highway has been great everytime I've used it to get to the "good bits"..
Close to the top of my list (if I made one!) would be the Bylong Valley Way, it is a ripper and with little...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 148,942
Posted By Not the Messiah
Great stuff Jerry. Best news is that you're...

Great stuff Jerry. Best news is that you're loving it already.:clap:clap
Here's to wishing that the de-bug process is minimal and it keeps on surpassing the expectations and approaching the dreams
Forum: Ride reports 10-16-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,130
Posted By Not the Messiah
Oh, bugger off Per. It's 10.50pm and a work-day...

Oh, bugger off Per. It's 10.50pm and a work-day tomorrow, I can't stay up for another 34 minutes to watch all of this.
So I've bookmarked it and will sneak a peak in the office tomorrow!:D:D
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-16-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 741
Views: 148,942
Posted By Not the Messiah
Lovely lovely work Jerry. :clap:clap:clap

Lovely lovely work Jerry. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,088
Posted By Not the Messiah
Proney, You're headed in the right...

Proney,

You're headed in the right direction, getting onto a GS! My thoughts based on 4 years of GS'ing and 6 months of enjoying the WetHead:

Waiting for a KTM? I would, if the KTM is what...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-07-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Not the Messiah
Love ya work, as always. Thanks for...

Love ya work, as always.

Thanks for sharing, Pete

Brian L
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 16,536
Posted By Not the Messiah
My thoughts, after 6 months of ownership...

My thoughts, after 6 months of ownership (preceded by 15 months of dreaming and drooling!):


Cylinder protection: I went of Hepco & Becker bars while waiting for MachineArt Moto to get supplies...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,390
Posted By Not the Messiah
Have fun you guys, i will be thinking of youse...

Have fun you guys, i will be thinking of youse whilst I'm at the annual company dinner at Crown Palladium!:cry:cry

Thanks for the tip Wal, but missing the company dinner is a Career Limiting Move...
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