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Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,562
Posted By Notaducati
Laquer thinner, gloves, a plastic scraper (old...

Laquer thinner, gloves, a plastic scraper (old ATM card and some scotchbrite) and a lot of ventilation. Easy to remove carbon. On the heads, careful work with a dental pick will do around the seats. ...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2010, 02:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,316
Posted By Notaducati
My 06 K1200GT is perfect for riding 2 up in...

My 06 K1200GT is perfect for riding 2 up in Germany at 100+ mph (on the Autobahn). Smooth, ballistic, comfortable, with the non-existent personality of a good kitchen appliance. BMW should offer it...
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2,499
Views: 647,650
Posted By Notaducati
999 ex race bike. RS chassis and engine means 1...

999 ex race bike. RS chassis and engine means 1 hp per kg. Scary fun but the engines last about 1000 track km. Does good wheelies.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2009, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,941
Posted By Notaducati
Alas, where I live here in Dubai there are no...

Alas, where I live here in Dubai there are no worthy roads so the local BMW dealer will only import a RT or a K1300GT if you special order (and pay) in advance. They do for some reason have a few...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,941
Posted By Notaducati
1200RT vs 1300GT

Am in the process of selling my R1150R and am looking for a better 2 up bike.

A R1200RT would hit the mark, but am thinking seriously about a K bike (I have always wanted one). While a K1200S...
Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2009, 09:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,104
Posted By Notaducati
Am touring Italy (writing this from Ravenna) on...

Am touring Italy (writing this from Ravenna) on my 02 1150R, after 40,000 hard km (autobahn, Alps, etc) the bike is fantastic. 2 questions for those that know, I am 6'4" and ride 2 up with my wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2009, 02:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Notaducati
Many thanks for the input. Good comment on the...

Many thanks for the input. Good comment on the lock thing, I didn't think about that. One concern for me is the wheels, the 05 GSA has ABS, assisted brakes, etc., while the 02 GS doesn't. As the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Notaducati
Wicked Yes, it would be for less than an inch. I...

Yes, it would be for less than an inch.

I have a 2002 GS at home in Canada and a 2005 GSA here in Dubai. I would like to swap them but I cannot import and register the euro spec GSA in Canada,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Notaducati
Will 1150 GSA suspension bolt onto a GS?

Anyone know if I can install shocks from a 05 1150 GSA onto a 02 1150 GS? The GSA shocks are longer, but from reading other posts the forks seem the same. Are the swingarms and mounting posts the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,563
Posted By Notaducati
Nope, you want a fresh Ducati Supermono. ...

Nope, you want a fresh Ducati Supermono.

Trust me.

80hp, 260 lbs. Ohlins 250 GP bike suspension.

$30,000. In 1993. Oh, uh, they only made 50 of them.

If you get one I want a ride....
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,766,358
Posted By Notaducati
More of the same (everyone seems to want to peek...

More of the same (everyone seems to want to peek under the cover).
Forum: The Garage 08-30-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,253
Views: 2,766,358
Posted By Notaducati
A pair of dirt bikes, a pair of ducatis (one out...

A pair of dirt bikes, a pair of ducatis (one out of picture), a pair of countachs...

My propensity towards obtaining pairs of things tends to worry my wife.
Forum: Canada 04-09-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Notaducati
I think all I can do is contact the CAA and ask...

I think all I can do is contact the CAA and ask them what is needed. I know a non objection letter is needed from the authorities here in Dubai to confirm that the bike is not stolen nor has any...
Forum: Canada 04-09-2008, 02:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 718
Posted By Notaducati
Riding foreign registered bike in Canada and US

A Swiss friend wants to temporarily send a GS to Toronto, Canada and ride with me to California in August. The bike has foreign (Dubai) plates. I suspect that something will have to be done to make...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2008, 08:07 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 906,648
Posted By Notaducati
First: BMW R1150GSA. Gets you in. Gets you out....

First: BMW R1150GSA. Gets you in. Gets you out. Enough said.

Second: Honda CRF450R. While it will run forever, in the first 15 minutes it will teach you more about riding than a year on...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2008, 10:37 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 18,123
Posted By Notaducati
38.9 years. Have 2 of them, one 05 1150...

38.9 years.

Have 2 of them, one 05 1150 GSA here in Dubai, one 02 R1150GS in Toronto.

Also have one R1150R in Milan, but that is a whole other enchilada.

Ideally you need to keep one GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2008, 11:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,970
Posted By Notaducati
Thanks. The ABS is a known quantity, I had an...

Thanks. The ABS is a known quantity, I had an early R1100RS with it.

Almost crashed because of it a few times as the system would release the brakes when braking hard and you hit a bump. Front...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2008, 09:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,970
Posted By Notaducati
Just bought a used 05 GSA with ABS and linked...

Just bought a used 05 GSA with ABS and linked brakes. Not ridden it yet. I had an 02 without and loved it (and went and sold it like an idiot). Is the ABS / linked / servo'd GSA that bad?
Forum: Asia Pacific 02-25-2008, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,472
Posted By Notaducati
I have seen a place in Karama (downtown Dubai),...

I have seen a place in Karama (downtown Dubai), will inquire when I am there next. Might need an international license.

Rental of CBR 600s and the like. For here you need a bike with knobby...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Notaducati
Thanks. I seem to have bikes scattered...

Thanks.

I seem to have bikes scattered everywhere, the GSA is in Dubai, the GS outside of Toronto, a R1150R in Milan...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By Notaducati
02 GS and 05 GSA

OK, a weird problem to have, but here goes...

I have an 02 GS and a 05 GSA on different continents. I want to permanently swap what I have where, but simply shipping the bikes cannot be done as...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2007, 07:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,552
Posted By Notaducati
1994 R1100RSL, 70,000 km before sold to buy GSA...

1994 R1100RSL, 70,000 km before sold to buy GSA (riding to and from work in all weather), no issues whatsoever.

2002 R1150GSA, 68,000 km before sold to a buddy who totalled it (riding coast to...
Forum: Canada 08-04-2007, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Notaducati
Thanks for the input on that. My concern is that...

Thanks for the input on that. My concern is that not all bikes have the range, but to buy a bike for one road, well...

I have had 3 R bikes, thinking about trying a K for a change (I am riding...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2007, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Posted By Notaducati
Bella Coola Road accomodation and gas

Want to ride Hwy 20 from Bella Coola to Williams Lake. For those that have, how plentiful is accomodation and gas on that stretch? Any suggestions where to stay?

Thanks for the answers.

PS, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2007, 09:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,723
Posted By Notaducati
Thanks for the input. If I have my way, my trip...

Thanks for the input. If I have my way, my trip will be:

1. fly in to Toronto
2. go from airport to dealer
3. ride to house
4. sleep
5. wake up in morning and ride 1000+ miles
6. sleep
7....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,723
Posted By Notaducati
What does the 600 mile service involve?

Just a quick question, I am thinking of buying a new GSA and then riding it coast to coast. As I am flying in and have only about 2 weeks to buy the bike and do the trip, what does the 600 mile...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By Notaducati
300+ sounds good. Geez, they hold their value. ...

300+ sounds good. Geez, they hold their value. I can buy a NOS Yamaha FJR1300 for similar money as a used RT. Maybe there is a lesson in that.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By Notaducati
Hmmm.. An ST2, probably not. But a used GS or RT...

Hmmm.. An ST2, probably not. But a used GS or RT might be the ticket. Speaking of tickets, the K bike may get me a few more of those too.
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2007, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,703
Posted By Notaducati
BMW RT vs GS vs K12 fuel ranges

Thinking about buying a used touring bike, but need something with some decent range (I hate stopping). A new 1200 GSA (or even a slightly used 1150 GSA) is probably out of budget and are hard to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,495
Posted By Notaducati
Well, FWIW, I bought an 07 Sport Classic 1000S...

Well, FWIW, I bought an 07 Sport Classic 1000S and love it.

About 100 hp is enough, with the rear seat cowl off it seats 2 pretty nicely and is fast enough for what I want it to do around the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,495
Posted By Notaducati
How many km on it so far? I am intrigued by...

How many km on it so far?

I am intrigued by the wet clutch idea. I think some old 650cc Pantah based versions had one, the dry clutch works well, but has little longevity. Mind you, I base that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,495
Posted By Notaducati
Well, I rode an 04 DS1000 version of the...

Well, I rode an 04 DS1000 version of the Multistrada. Interesting. A few rattles, unusual sit up and beg riding postion, wheezing sound, big bottom end power, worn suspension, a bit buzzy. A bit...
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2007, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,495
Posted By Notaducati
The plot thickens...

Well, well, well.

My dealer heard I was thinking about selling my MV (I never ride it) and looking at that used 2004 DS1000 Multistada. He has a new 07 Multistrada 1100S with ohlins front and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2007, 07:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,495
Posted By Notaducati
It would seem that the positive attributes are...

It would seem that the positive attributes are handling, comfort, relative simplicity, its a twin, etc.

One downside seems to be that early DS1000 engines eat the occasional valve guide.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2007, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,495
Posted By Notaducati
I spent some of the afternoon on a borrowed...

I spent some of the afternoon on a borrowed 996SPS, getting the speed cameras to flash. Not comfy, lots of heat, great sounds (Termignonis) in traffic a bit like firing a shotgun in a closet. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2007, 03:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,495
Posted By Notaducati
to Multistrada or not?

Been offered an almost new Multistrada at a very good price, anyone have an opinion?

I have a few Ducatis, almost all of the 8 valve superbike variety, all racebikes or retired racebikes...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10,020
Views: 1,588,999
Posted By Notaducati
Great read, great write up. Had mine for...

Great read, great write up.

Had mine for about 2 months now, maybe 1200 km on the bike. Does not sound impressive, but most of them were put on at the track. Only problems are a distinct lack of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2006, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Notaducati
Paso as a tourer, cool... Maybe buy the...

Paso as a tourer, cool...

Maybe buy the Bimota for short hops and get something more comfortable and prctical like an RC30 or maybe a 250GP bike for touring...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2006, 12:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By Notaducati
Just to report back, I took 2 more complete turns...

Just to report back, I took 2 more complete turns out of the rear preload (now 18mm of thread showing above the preload collar) and the stability is improved, almost perfect. I did manage to run...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2006, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,731
Posted By Notaducati
Just to report back to all on my experiments. I...

Just to report back to all on my experiments. I changed the front end to "sport" setup, and reduced the rear preload by 3 360 degree rotations to about 20mm preload. I then dropped my pressures to...
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