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Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,510
Posted By Bob Southgate
I looked at the Maier but there doesn't appear to...

I looked at the Maier but there doesn't appear to be a European distributor so my only option would be to order one from the US. I was quoted $60 for postage to the UK which brought the price up to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,322
Posted By Bob Southgate
There has only been the one complaint about that...

There has only been the one complaint about that on UKGSer.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,608
Posted By Bob Southgate
Really? That would have been difficult as the...

Really? That would have been difficult as the bike was only launched at the end of September 2004 and then it was quickly recalled because of a problem with the cams. They were not put back on sale...
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,608
Posted By Bob Southgate
The Euro price will include sales tax, which is a...

The Euro price will include sales tax, which is a minimum of 15% in the EU. if he has quoted the price for the German market then the sales tax is 19%.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 26,608
Posted By Bob Southgate
Have you ridden a K1200S? Because they don't make...

Have you ridden a K1200S? Because they don't make a huge percentage of their torque off idle by any stretch of the imagination. You need to rev them above 3000rpm before they start to pull well.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,026
Posted By Bob Southgate
I fitted the GSA screen to my '05 1200GS and...

I fitted the GSA screen to my '05 1200GS and found it wanting, but this was sorted with the Touratech screen extender. On getting my twin cam GSA in 2012 I fitted a Wunderlich vario screen which was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 758
Posted By Bob Southgate
Mine arrived a couple of days ago and was...

Mine arrived a couple of days ago and was straightforward to fit to my GSA. The screen is rock solid now and if adjustment is needed it entails loosening off the two adjuster knobs on the support...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,838
Posted By Bob Southgate
You obviously haven't read that many posts on the...

You obviously haven't read that many posts on the subject, otherwise you wouldn't have made such a statement.



Clearly resorting to sarcasm instead of coming up with a reasonable response...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 12,838
Posted By Bob Southgate
Where do you get 2000 bucks from? They can be...

Where do you get 2000 bucks from? They can be rebuilt for about 400 here in the UK which is about $650, nowhere near 2000 bucks. Or you can buy a replacement on Ebay for a lot less than 2000 bucks....
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,369
Posted By Bob Southgate
I sold my R1200GS

And replaced it with a twin cam GSA. Eight years of ownership of the original with minimal issues. Easy to maintain, excellent handling, an engine with character. Comfortable two up, easily capable...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,404
Posted By Bob Southgate
I followed the instructions on how to convert a...

I followed the instructions on how to convert a GS to the GSA tank in the Halls of Wisdom back in 2007 and found it a straightforward conversion. On completion I had no issues whatsoever and ran my...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-17-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 59,525
Posted By Bob Southgate
It's all relative:D

It's all relative:D
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-17-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 59,525
Posted By Bob Southgate
I'm not so sure about that. I felt the heat on...

I'm not so sure about that. I felt the heat on the backs of my legs, especially the left, and whilst I accept it was a hot day when I rode the 1190 it was uncomfortable at town speeds. I use my...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 07-17-2013, 05:37 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 59,525
Posted By Bob Southgate
For those of you who have bought the 1190, how...

For those of you who have bought the 1190, how are you finding the level of heat from the rear of the engine? I had a test ride on one earlier this week and found the backs of my lower legs were...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,802
Posted By Bob Southgate
I was using the bike on a regular basis up to a...

I was using the bike on a regular basis up to a year ago so I didn't feel the need to charge it on a regular basis, but I have been using my optimate charger more often to keep it topped up.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,802
Posted By Bob Southgate
I bought my '05 brand new in July 2005 and it now...

I bought my '05 brand new in July 2005 and it now has just over 40000 miles on the clock. Whilst under warranty I had some cosmetic issues and also two sets of front discs replaced because of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,437
Posted By Bob Southgate
I was going to get a new GSA next spring to...

I was going to get a new GSA next spring to replace my 2005 1200GS, but my dealer made me an offer I couldn't refuse on a fully loaded triple black GSA. It saved me 1600 on list price or about...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 51,110
Posted By Bob Southgate
Standard RT is 12695 and the RT-SE is 14055.

Standard RT is 12695 and the RT-SE is 14055.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,107
Posted By Bob Southgate
I tried a number of options including the...

I tried a number of options including the Wunderlich, Sargent and a couple of companies in the UK who claimed to cure "monkey butt" but the final solution for me was the Russell Day Long. It was so...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 52,242
Posted By Bob Southgate
Sadly I got the opposite when paint was flaking...

Sadly I got the opposite when paint was flaking off several painted components on my second Sprint ST when it was less than a year old. The dealer backed my claim but the factory turned it down and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2010, 06:53 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 52,242
Posted By Bob Southgate
If only the cusotmer service from the factory...

If only the cusotmer service from the factory warranty department was on a par with the bikes, but sadly, in my experience, it is not.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2010, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,453
Posted By Bob Southgate
I don't know about in the USA but in the UK the...

I don't know about in the USA but in the UK the SE spec includes ESA, heated seats, cruise control, chrome header pipes, heated grips and the trip computer and an additional power socket. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2010, 05:17 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,443
Posted By Bob Southgate
The two Triumphs that I owned (both 955 Sprint...

The two Triumphs that I owned (both 955 Sprint ST's) had far more problems over the 50000 miles I covered on them than I have had on the 8 BMW's I have owned combined over a total mileage of 135000...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,959
Posted By Bob Southgate
One bike is hardly a history.

One bike is hardly a history.
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,006
Posted By Bob Southgate
Magma rot is magma red and I think it is the same...

Magma rot is magma red and I think it is the same colour that was available on the 2008/2009 R1200GSA's.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2010, 05:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,142
Posted By Bob Southgate
I'm 6'3 and 290 pounds. Wife is 5'5" and 180...

I'm 6'3 and 290 pounds. Wife is 5'5" and 180 pounds. I have the Russell seat on the front and the stock GS seat on the rear. No complaints of conflict with the Russell seat at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2010, 05:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Posted By Bob Southgate
Ezy Mount Lightbars - Excellent Customer Service!

Back in 2007 I bought a Ezy Mount lightbar for my 1200GS. Last month I discovered one of the bar hangers that the lightbar clamps on to had fractured at the point where the hanger connects with the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,614
Posted By Bob Southgate
Triumph build quality has declined over the...

Triumph build quality has declined over the years, and the attitude of the factory warranty department sucks arse big time. I had two Sprint ST's and the second one was poorly finished, with paint...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2010, 04:01 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,305
Posted By Bob Southgate
Bit of a typo by me Jim. Fingers too fast for the...

Bit of a typo by me Jim. Fingers too fast for the brain:D I have amended the post accordingly.
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 28,305
Posted By Bob Southgate
I bought a 2010 R1200RT SE a month ago. The new...

I bought a 2010 R1200RT SE a month ago. The new twin cam engine gives a much better response below 3000rpm than the earlier engines and would satisfy the OP's demand for low end power. The handling...
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2009, 04:45 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,178
Posted By Bob Southgate
Such a shame that the guy who owns/runs that...

Such a shame that the guy who owns/runs that forum is a total arsewipe with no personality.
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2009, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,245
Posted By Bob Southgate
The current generation has only been around for 4...

The current generation has only been around for 4 years and the R1100/1150RT first hit the market round about 1996, with the update to the 1150 in 2001. So there could be a revision in the next year...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2009, 04:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 787
Posted By Bob Southgate
Russell Day Long - A UK Perspective

Like many, I found the standard seat on the 1200GS to be inadequate. The dreaded numb bum would set in after a mere 30 minutes. So the search began to find an alternative. Here are the ones I tried:-...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2009, 04:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 19,199
Posted By Bob Southgate
416 miles is the most I have managed on my...

416 miles is the most I have managed on my R1200GS with the GSA tank fitted. I figure it counts as I have used BMW parts:D

My original (1999) Triumph Sprint ST could do some good mileages too. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2009, 03:32 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 50,005
Posted By Bob Southgate
1983 Laverda Mirage 1200TTS. Top heavy, vibrated...

1983 Laverda Mirage 1200TTS. Top heavy, vibrated badly above 4000rpm, poor back up from the UK importer and worst of all, thanks to a known defect with the valve springs, it needed a top end rebuild...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2009, 03:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,953
Posted By Bob Southgate
I did the conversion nearly 2 years ago on my '05...

I did the conversion nearly 2 years ago on my '05 GS. I love the extra range and I have got used to the way the fuel gauge now works. I wouldn't go back to the standard size tank.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,033
Posted By Bob Southgate
One other thing to factor in on Triumphs is the...

One other thing to factor in on Triumphs is the decline in their build quality. I went from a 1999 Sprint ST (bought new in May '99) to a new 2004 Sprint ST in April 2004. The later model was not as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,558
Posted By Bob Southgate
The 955 and 1050 triples are great engines, but...

The 955 and 1050 triples are great engines, but it's a shame that Triumph build quality has deteriorated over the last 5-6 years. That could be lived with but not the crap attitude from the factory...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 104,148
Posted By Bob Southgate
I will, rest assured:1drink

I will, rest assured:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,269
Posted By Bob Southgate
I hear Dr ABS Brake went for a circumcision the...

I hear Dr ABS Brake went for a circumcision the other day and the surgeon said "I'm afraid I can't operate, there is no end to this prick!":D
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