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Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By madleemark
Most of the time I ride with other people who...

Most of the time I ride with other people who have smaller tanks. Since we all have to stop when they run out, I have to fill every 20l or so, so the extra 13l is just added weight. It is only when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By madleemark
This is interesting....250 for a tank as an...

This is interesting....250 for a tank as an option....and a black engine for free...that in 2002 before Bmw started charging more for farkles than for the bike itself with the whole 1200 range!
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Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 874
Posted By madleemark
i have the original bill of sale for my 02...

i have the original bill of sale for my 02 adventure, larger tank was a 250 option, black engine was a no cost option, you could also have the normal gs first gear as a no cost option. i thought the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,307
Posted By madleemark
the odyssey batterys have been very reliable for...

the odyssey batterys have been very reliable for me, first one i had was still good after 6years use. when i had problems with the abs on my r1150gs, i fitted an odyssey and had no problems in 3years...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By madleemark
The bike is now owned by a good friend, i have...

The bike is now owned by a good friend, i have been on the phone chatting as you do,and a price has been agreed, a new old toy will be mine again, best make some room for it, hopefully go and collect...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By madleemark
Buy a bike i owned in the past

I have had a few air cooled z1000 kawasaki, but one i kept for several years and had some good times on,i sold it fifteen years ago. now many years later, i have the chance to buy it back, its still...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,002
Posted By madleemark
looks like its got the stainless brake lines on,...

looks like its got the stainless brake lines on, my 02 gsa has them, the bmw gsa engine bars are crap anyway
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,141
Posted By madleemark
looks good, gs means FUN, great bikes

looks good, gs means FUN, great bikes
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 32,390
Posted By madleemark
reading this thread, i remembered seeing the then...

reading this thread, i remembered seeing the then new adventure model at the dealers, to expensive, to heavy, to big, to ugly, took awhile,but after riding my mates went and bought one, love it
Forum: Ride reports 12-06-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,489
Posted By madleemark
looks a like a good trip you had there, would...

looks a like a good trip you had there, would like to do something similar myself, nice bike you have to.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-23-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,250
Posted By madleemark
Amazing, looks like a place you could spend many...

Amazing, looks like a place you could spend many days in, very interesting, i notice the borgward is right hand drive, nice pictures
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By madleemark
raising the stock barrels/jugs with a thick steel...

raising the stock barrels/jugs with a thick steel or copper base gasket should work in theory, the camshaft timing would need adjusting, not that hard to do, a turbo gs would be something special,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By madleemark
ah, i wonder if you could fit a thicker head...

ah, i wonder if you could fit a thicker head gasket? on old brit bikes ive fitted 1mm steel base gaskets to drop the compression, maybe some material machined off the piston top,or open up the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By madleemark
r1200c has a bore 101 stroke 73mm, not sure about...

r1200c has a bore 101 stroke 73mm, not sure about the barrel length, compared to the 1150
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,199
Posted By madleemark
its the stroke that ups the capacity, ive got the...

its the stroke that ups the capacity, ive got the crank out an r1200c, and thought about fitting it into an 1150, capacity would be 1170,a small increase,40cc, probably not worth the effort
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By madleemark
Laugh BruceWA Indded my wife's R1200C has had this...

BruceWA
Indded my wife's R1200C has had this occur twice in it's 60k miles. Nothing amiss and a very easy "fix". i had this with mine, quite a lot about it on the chromeheads site, the boxer...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By madleemark
i drilled a small hole in mine, near where the ht...

i drilled a small hole in mine, near where the ht lead runs thro and put a small cable tie thro the cover and around the ht lead, not lost one since
Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,392
Posted By madleemark
i like my overweight adventure bike, the brochure...

i like my overweight adventure bike, the brochure at the time said, a bike built to take you to the ends of the earth, or some such crap, what i got was a bike that does all i need it to, surely...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 33,120
Posted By madleemark
made me feel good reading about your trip, your...

made me feel good reading about your trip, your smiles in the picture say it all
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By madleemark
This has struck a cord with me, my gs got an...

This has struck a cord with me, my gs got an advise on the yearly mot, of slightly binding front brake, still passed, but when i got home decided to give the brakes some maintainance, stripped them...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 321
Views: 39,000
Posted By madleemark
Laugh Try them out,non are perfect,(what is?) ive had...

Try them out,non are perfect,(what is?) ive had quite a few cruiser style bikes, kawasaki, harley, suzuki, even a bmw, they were all great fun, critics will tell you there crap, dont handle etc, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,359
Posted By madleemark
old gs

my 02 adventure has been brilliant, i dont doubt the new ones are better, but the 1100/1150 bikes have a lot going for them, and they still make a very good used buy
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,119
Posted By madleemark
i had perishing sidewalls on an avon tyre, that...

i had perishing sidewalls on an avon tyre, that had only been used one summer. ive just got back from an evening ride, bike feels great with new tyre on, the old one was well squared off, like most...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,119
Posted By madleemark
i have used the metzeler tourance on my gs since...

i have used the metzeler tourance on my gs since i got it, just had a new rear fitted, and must say i am disappointed it says made in china on the sidewall, i will have to see how it rides, i would...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,546
Posted By madleemark
Thumb i have a remus can on mine, i also have a decat...

i have a remus can on mine, i also have a decat pipe, even with a baffle in its quite loud, i bought both used, i almost certainly will put the stock silencer back on, but nice to try these things,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By madleemark
seems a good mod to do, ive been thinking about...

seems a good mod to do, ive been thinking about doing this to my bike, an 02 gsa, i have the 33/11 final drive ready to fit, my thoughts were that if i did not like the result, its not to big a job...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,648
Posted By madleemark
Ride an old english bike for a while, your bmw...

Ride an old english bike for a while, your bmw will seem faultless, i never worry about breaking down, knowing you have done your best to keep up with maintaining the bike, what more can be done,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By madleemark
i like the r1150gsa, does most things very well,...

i like the r1150gsa, does most things very well, had airheads in the past, and had some good rides on the 1200,and when i had a test ride on the twin cam,i thought i want one, but after getting back...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,450
Views: 515,049
Posted By madleemark
my gs

my gs
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,594
Posted By madleemark
Looks a very good job

Looks a very good job
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,935
Posted By madleemark
Laugh shaft drive is good on the right type of bike,...

shaft drive is good on the right type of bike, very reliable and clean, but on a lighter and sportier bike i think chain drive is far better, if only for the weight saving, and the unsprung weight...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By madleemark
Shorter shocks

Got a set of shocks of an r1150gs to try on my adventure, there not that much shorter, but wanted to try some before spending on new shocks,my main reason to try them was to be able to flatfoot...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By madleemark
very good! and would like the ww2 outfit in my...

very good! and would like the ww2 outfit in my garage
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By madleemark
excellent!!!!

excellent!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,427
Posted By madleemark
Laugh well, it would keep it clean

well, it would keep it clean
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,391
Posted By madleemark
on the 1150, the clamp screws are hidden by the...

on the 1150, the clamp screws are hidden by the switches, so you have to remove the switches to get at them, have a look at the maxbmw site and check the parts fiches, should make it a easier to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,287
Posted By madleemark
the gs bikes that ive ridden have all been great...

the gs bikes that ive ridden have all been great tools, the latest version of anything takes a while to make its mark in the real world, the r1200gs is a great bike, and from what ive read the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,303
Posted By madleemark
sorry to read about your misfortune, i know only...

sorry to read about your misfortune, i know only to well how you feel, hopefully you will get sorted soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By madleemark
madleemark,you are not from Yorkshire by any...

madleemark,you are not from Yorkshire by any chance????
ha ha, no not a yorkshireman, live in sandiacre, near to nottingham.

Properly maintained, most any vehicle will last 50 years as long as...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By madleemark
Maintenance

Spent the last few nights in the shed working on my r1150gs, just the regular maintenance jobs, was good to tick everything off the list, especially changing the brake fluid. Found it all very...
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