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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1,077
Views: 517,540
Posted By MIXR
Man's best friend on a three-day 3,000 km ride.

They tell me my pillion is a bit of a dog!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/MIXR1150/Plaque%20Ride%202011/DSC02258.jpg...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3,728
Views: 820,435
Posted By MIXR
Heading out to the Hay Plain with dawn behind me

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/MIXR1150/FarRiders/DSC02102-CopySunrise.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/MIXR1150/media/FarRiders/DSC02102-CopySunrise.jpg.html)
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 02:20 AM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 1,494,310
Posted By MIXR
Get on the back, Dad!

Miss Sarah wishing it was hers! Rest stop on a few hundred kilometre ride to have lunch on a 'Dad-n-Daughter' day out.
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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 04:15 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 116,914
Posted By MIXR
Smash, Derby and Karla ............. That is a...

Smash, Derby and Karla ............. That is a study in canine perfection! Loved the photo set. Derby is a great size for the sportsbike. We tried something bigger for a while, but went back to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-13-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 116,914
Posted By MIXR
Too many variables?

Bikes that size present a few difficulties. I ran with my boy on a GSA, and it was a long way up. He had no trouble getting there, but the leap down with stiff legs from a long stint as pillion had...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-14-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,221
Posted By MIXR
Well done!

Thanks for the link from the VOG!

Great ride, and one I still haven't made. Maybe I'll have to plan that for when I get to the States in a couple of years. Too hard here, and only one Territory...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2014, 03:46 AM
Replies: 397
Views: 116,914
Posted By MIXR
Kipper has been riding for damn-near 7 years now!

My boy Kipper failed sheep. I saved him from the farm at age three. He started riding at age four, and is now almost eleven.
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By MIXR
Rebuild it

Had a very successful rebuild of my OEM rear shock when I ran the sidecar. They work fine with a heavier spring and spacer, and revalving.

I'd replace front and rear with after-market stuff as a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,236
Posted By MIXR
Why?

The big reason is not so much for weight savings or extra 'noise', but so that you can easily fit a full-size left case to the bike for more luggage room. Simple stuff.

Did this with my R1150R...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,114
Posted By MIXR
Torque??

Brake Caliper to rear drive on the R1150 R, GS and GSA is 40 NM, not 24 NM.

That's what my manuals say anyway. Unless it's changed.
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Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,114
Posted By MIXR
Wasn't the issue on this one

I've seen that on other things, but not the case here. I know this bike, and know the guy that did the work. No Loctite, apparently just done up with a heavy 'tweak' once it was tight. The torx...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,114
Posted By MIXR
Too tight?

R1150R. Had a mate ask me for some help re-torquing a brake and wheel after someone else did some suspension work. Wheel bolts were far too loose. Then we broke a good quality torx bit trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 748
Posted By MIXR
Put the tools down

Put the tools away and clean the damn bike first, then you might see what the deal is.

The pin should have a circlip as you suggest. Not unusual for that to drop off or get knocked off,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By MIXR
Check the belt

I'm with Def. The only time I ever had a 'howl' on my R1150 bikes was when I had a frayed alternator belt on my R1150R. The side strip on the belt had started to pull away as it had been nicked by...
Forum: Australia 04-07-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By MIXR
Close to town?

Since you specified being close to the city, I'd be using the camp area at the north side of town near the old bridge crossing. Easy walk to food, fuel and pubs. Bonus is that while it is used by...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By MIXR
When you can

Obviously the spokes are there for a reason. All of them. The longer you leave it, the more stress that gets carried by the adjacent spokes, so you risk breaking another one. However, if I had to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,265
Posted By MIXR
Never again

Second front and third rear, so I've had a reasonable time with them, both solo and with the sidecar fitted.

Both ends are dicey in the wet. Front is ok in the dry, and rear is 'slippy' (as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By MIXR
Big blocks

Ran one on my GSA for a while. Seemed stable enough, but howled like a banshee and deposited rubber dust all over the back of the bike after a slab run. Never again, unless strictly for dirt.
Forum: Australia 03-19-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By MIXR
Canberra to Batemans Bay for me

Rain forecast the whole day at both ends, but I'll be there. Taking the mutt for the run as well. Come over and say g'day. Hard to miss me!
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Forum: Australia 03-13-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By MIXR
Oi! A Nissan?

Wash your filthy mouth out sunshine!

It's pure 2004 Hilux dually. The last of the 'proper' Hilux models. Doesn't even have them elecky window thingies cause they fail in back-country red dirt!...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,172
Posted By MIXR
Been there, done that!

Did that run a while back in a 4WD. The Plenty is (or was) much smoother than the alternate Sandover Highway, but has a lot of long sections where the road surface is made up of almost razor-sharp...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,600
Posted By MIXR
Yes, but .........

......... The R1150R will take a hammering on extended dirt road use. I did a lot of dirt with mine and the oil coolers, beak and tank all pick up stones and muck. The vents in the alternator cover...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,276
Posted By MIXR
Different uses

Sometimes the torque will reflect what the bolt is going in to, rather than what the bolt itself can take. Same bolt into steel, cast iron, or alloy will have three different maximum torque values. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,276
Posted By MIXR
Are you sure about the torque?

Reason I ask is that the R1150 brake caliper bolts are T45 and they are 40 NM which still isn't real tight. I'm sure the valve carrier bolts should easily handle 18 NM even though they are...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,799
Posted By MIXR
Mixed-up thoughts?

That collar just sets the front spring preload. It merely 'loads' the spring in the unladen position so that you have partial compression of the spring before you sit on the bike. It therefore...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By MIXR
Your money

The other things being the modifications to the now-too-short sidestand and innefective (short) centrestand. I thought that was obvious. Never mind. Both will need lengthening. Not a huge job,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By MIXR
Yes, but .....

The shocks will bolt straight in, but GSA shocks are physically taller than GS shocks, so you will have sidestand and centrestand issues.

People usually go the other way and fit shorter GS shocks...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By MIXR
Turned out ok

Unhappy dog for a while, plus a few very minor scratches on the engine bar, handguard and one blinker. Tank was fine. Plus a stuffed helmet visor where I did a face-plant! Simply rolled the front...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By MIXR
Piece of cake!

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/MIXR1150/Plaque%20Ride%202011/DSC02227.jpg (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/MIXR1150/media/Plaque%20Ride%202011/DSC02227.jpg.html)
Forum: Australia 03-05-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,104
Posted By MIXR
Prepare for invasion!

Mr Cob (Dave) now has in his possession a full set of Hema maps, so we are ripe for invasion. He's got the A3 Road and 4WD atlas so most of the 'sights' are covered, as are the more remote towns and...
Forum: Australia 03-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By MIXR
Blinkers?

So just find some super-long blinker stems off another bike or make some extender-arms and lengthen the wires to match the width of the load!
Forum: Australia 03-04-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,196
Posted By MIXR
Compliance?

Compliance can be a problem for that length of time, unless you are coming under a diplomatic exemption. Either way, the headlight points in the wrong direction with regard to Lo/Hi beam cut-offs.
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By MIXR
Two very different things and not always related....

Two very different things and not always related. Some believe that bad paralever bearings can bring on a big bearing failure. I don't subscribe to that theory, but most times if you are doing a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,610
Posted By MIXR
Luck of the draw from the factory

All a bit of a lottery mate.

My old R1150R has 160,000 kms on it and is still fine. My R1150GSA had a big bearing failure at 40,000 kms. I did a temporary replacement with a 100,000 km old rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By MIXR
And the reason is .......

........ So that the fuse separates the supply source from the item that uses the supply when plugged in. It also should prevent shorts if the wiring wears through with vibration or some other...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By MIXR
Works for me

Nice find. I can live with a metre. Sounds pretty reasonable, but I do miss the sidecar for carrying 'stuff'.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MIXR
Thanks gents

Thanks for chiming in gents.

It's a bit of a hijack in some respects, but I think I've lucked-in with getting my adjustments correct, but for some of the wrong reasons, or without fully...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,135
Posted By MIXR
Hack Gone. Pretty colours remain!

The hack went to hack-heaven. Had a second weld failure and the builder had to take it back and refund my money. Long story. The rebuilt rear shock was too heavy for me riding solo with no gear,...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,463
Posted By MIXR
Use common sense?

Bar width is good, but many bikes have OEM panniers that are wider than the bike's bars. Also, after-market stuff like GIVI is very often fitted with racks that protrude a long way past the exhaust...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By MIXR
Thanks for that

That's pretty much what I do, with the minor differences being a 1.5 turn start point on the BBS and an idle that's at 1100 on the GSA as I was having some stall issues when on slow dirt (rider...
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