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Forum: Thumpers 07-19-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By ryangus
That's what I hoped! Thanks

That's what I hoped! Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 07-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
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, 08:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,779
Posted By ryangus
Still not available down under :(

Still not available down under :(
Forum: Asia Pacific 03-25-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
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, 12:41 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 17,779
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, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
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, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 576
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, 12:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
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, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
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, 12:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
Posted By ryangus
That they do. Tempting.

That they do. Tempting.
Forum: Australia 10-29-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
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, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
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, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By ryangus
Motobatt battery suppliers

Anyone know where to get these in Brisbane (preferably northside)?
Forum: Australia 11-15-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,079
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, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,079
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, 01:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,079
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 11-04-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
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, 05:04 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,275
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, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
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, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,508
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, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,378
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, 03:43 AM
Replies: 1,728
Views: 199,508
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, 01:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
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, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,094
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, 04:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,094
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, 02:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
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: )
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,305
Posted By ryangus
Got a set today, and had the chap at the shop fit...

Got a set today, and had the chap at the shop fit it for me (he's done heaps of them).

Everything seems fine except the sound. I've only tried FM radio so far, but it was very ordinary. ...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-12-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,455
Posted By ryangus
Phone/GPS on the bike

Just picked up a Scala G9 dual set for mainly myself, and sometimes SWMBO. Am now looking at phone/gps options (mainly for work, but sick of missing calls and having to return tham at my cost!).
...
Forum: Australia 06-04-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,525
Posted By ryangus
I've been quoted $180 for one of these...

I've been quoted $180 for one of these http://www.giviusa.com/Screens--spoilers/Spoiler/D331ST at Team Moto in Brisbane.
Forum: Australia 05-29-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,620
Posted By ryangus
Forgot to mention, my work clothes are formal...

Forgot to mention, my work clothes are formal business attire.

So far, the Alpinestars Parlor Riding Shoes are probably the best suited. http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=7451
Forum: Australia 05-29-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,620
Posted By ryangus
All purpose riding boots?

I'm looking for suggestions for all purpose riding boots, that are good on the bike, but also good for general use (e.g. walking around in all day at work). I'm currently wearing my Doc Martens, but...
Forum: Australia 05-23-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By ryangus
Oz / Kiwi BMW Adv Riders Sign in Here please

So, who's got one?!

I've just picked up a 2007 F650GS, after 15 years bikeless!

:D
Forum: Australia 05-23-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 12,525
Posted By ryangus
Aussie BMW F650/G650 Thumper Thread. GS, Dakar, Sertao etc

I've looked, but can't seem to find an Aussie F650 riders thread. Can someone please highlight my ignorance and point it to it?

If it doesn't exist, why not?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By ryangus
I should have also mentioned that I really need...

I should have also mentioned that I really need decent sized panniers to carry work tools (IT type stuff), so naturally the BMW has nice sized ones. I've seen 1 KLR with smaller panniers, not sure...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By ryangus
Thanks. Starting to look at the much more...

Thanks.

Starting to look at the much more inexpensive (or is that cheaper?) KLR650. I really do love the BMWs, but wonder if the styling is blinding me.

I'm more interested in function over...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-10-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,784
Posted By ryangus
Difference between G650 and F650?

Hi all,
Finally decided to 'get back on the horse' after about 15 years!

Have my heart set on a BMW, but can't understand yet the difference between the Fs and Gs?

Also, any info that would...
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