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Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,663
Posted By duffs
I mentioned in another thread that after my long...

I mentioned in another thread that after my long trip this year I started getting a little bit of surging (same thing, around 3-4k rpm) but a week after I returned home the bike was brought in for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,822
Posted By duffs
Been offline and only just saw the pic! Good...

Been offline and only just saw the pic! Good choice for the colour! Bet youíre enjoying it :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 54,861
Posted By duffs
I think it depends on your market and dealer - in...

I think it depends on your market and dealer - in the UK I paid £400 ($650) installed but that includes our extortionate (20%) tax... pretax that would be £330 ($540).
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,309
Posted By duffs
Oops :cry

Oops :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,066,379
Posted By duffs
Agreed... some may remember a woman in the US who...

Agreed... some may remember a woman in the US who bought a Toyota with laser/adaptive cruise control, then crashed the car when she turned around to get something out of the back seat (and tried to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 54,861
Posted By duffs
Have a quick read of my post above - if the...

Have a quick read of my post above - if the system is working correctly it should do all changes smoothly and properly (even 2nd to 1st, although I donít do this change often). Usually I donít ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 54,861
Posted By duffs
It took a few days to learn its quirks, but what...

It took a few days to learn its quirks, but what youíre describing doesnít sound right at all... Do you know if your bike was the first on which your dealership installed the system? If so it may...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
Thank you for your good humour :wink: ...

Thank you for your good humour :wink:



I’d requested the recommendation for a heavily loaded bike in the case above, approximately 200kg in total. I wonder if our version of the K60 is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
Tone, Cug!! I already have my mum for my daily...

Tone, Cug!! I already have my mum for my daily dose of sarcasm.

While I understand what youíre saying, that is not necessarily the case. Here is a link to TŁV approval for the K60 Scouts on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
The recommendations are for the selected tyres on...

The recommendations are for the selected tyres on their recommended list - which we all have the option to take or leave of course. On my F800GS I run tyres which are not on the list (Heidenau K60s),...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
In this case it comes down to who you'd rather...

In this case it comes down to who you'd rather believe - the engineers who designed and built the bike and recommend a selection of different tyres for it, or the tyre maker whose key business is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By duffs
About £7 (or equivalent thereof) from your dealer?

About £7 (or equivalent thereof) from your dealer?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,066,379
Posted By duffs
Or just get an aug 2013 or later build and just...

Or just get an aug 2013 or later build and just ride the bloody thing without worry.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
Agree the A3s do better than they should on a...

Agree the A3s do better than they should on a variety of surfaces - we also have that nasty clay mud shit here and it can make for some sketchy moments with these tyres, particularly 2-up! Mainly the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
The pressure sensors display the pressure...

The pressure sensors display the pressure compensated to cold pressure at 20įC which might explain this discrepancy. Presumably youíve checked with a gauge after the bike has sat for a few hours or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
Odd youíre getting cupping - usually this is the...

Odd youíre getting cupping - usually this is the result of under inflation... wonder if you can convince the michelin man to warranty them?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,066,379
Posted By duffs
Mine didnít experience the surging until I got...

Mine didnít experience the surging until I got home from my last trip (2,500 miles around Europe) - then I started noticing a slight amount of surging around 30mph in 3rd gear which occurred also on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,822
Posted By duffs
Thanks! Canít wait to see pix!!!

Thanks! Canít wait to see pix!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,822
Posted By duffs
Iíve just done a write-up about 2 1/2 years with...

Iíve just done a write-up about 2 1/2 years with my F800GS - however it is about 90% applicable to the F700... http://www.gelandestrasse.co.uk/2014/08/two-and-a-half-years-on-f800gs.html
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
Out of curiosity are you running standard (ie BMW...

Out of curiosity are you running standard (ie BMW recommended) pressures? Mine has worn evenly over 6,000 miles, down to about 45-50% tread at the front. Much of that distance has been 2-up. I run at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,822
Posted By duffs
The new builds start in Berlin each year ~15 Aug...

The new builds start in Berlin each year ~15 Aug - my dealership mentioned first units arriving first week of September.

Last year I ordered a new R1200GS at the beginning of August but specified...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,822
Posted By duffs
AKI = R+M/2 So yes, that is the AKI. Just a...

AKI = R+M/2

So yes, that is the AKI. Just a different way to write it.

Debate closed.
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,936
Posted By duffs
Nice one mate!

Nice one mate!
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 427,963
Posted By duffs
The ripples occur when the hertz of the engine...

The ripples occur when the hertz of the engine vibrations approach a multiple of the frame rate (29.97 fps for standard NTSC, for example).

It’s a similar principle to the reason LED lights...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,822
Posted By duffs
That's not right... US/Canada use AKI and most of...

That's not right... US/Canada use AKI and most of the rest of the world uses RON (Japan uses JIS).

89-90 AKI (NA mid grade/premium) = 94-95 RON (European regular)

91-94 AKI (NA premium/premium...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,822
Posted By duffs
Haha thanks - I agree the comfort seat limits how...

Haha thanks - I agree the comfort seat limits how much you can move about and your airhawk may be just what you need. Some people swear by the low seat as itís firmer than the original and more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,822
Posted By duffs
Eileen - Moto Guzzis are purchases of the heart,...

Eileen - Moto Guzzis are purchases of the heart, not of the mind, they are quirky Italian works of art! The issues you described don’t seem out of line compared to others I know who ride (and love)...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
I only find that theyíre a bit noisy on a certain...

I only find that theyíre a bit noisy on a certain type of tarmac/bitumen... the darker variety which looks slightly coarse. By Ďa bit noisyí I mean not enough for concern or complaints, just a bit of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,010
Posted By duffs
Mad... the dealer sounds like it’s run by a bunch...

Mad... the dealer sounds like it’s run by a bunch of butchers, not technicians... hope they never see another penny from you.

All good here, finally got approval for repairs on my R12 so these...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 955
Posted By duffs
I don’t find the F800GS much trouble to pick up,...

I don’t find the F800GS much trouble to pick up, it’s only 10-20kg heavier than an average 600cc naked street bike. The trick is getting low and using your legs (with your back straight) to lift it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7,750
Views: 2,552,672
Posted By duffs
Nice one! I know a few good spots!

Nice one! I know a few good spots!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
I suspect these are pre-release tyres as I have...

I suspect these are pre-release tyres as I have yet to see a set mounted on a consumerís bikeóMichelin have removed all references from their website apart from a footnote in a press release.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 24,010
Posted By duffs
Crash Bars for 2013 F800GS

Tom, how the f**k did this happen? Sounds like my Czech incident in June, only I didn’t go up in flames... It seems on the R1200 the BMW accessory bars and the soft, cushiony Vario cases are quite...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
I heard through the grapevine that BMW gave...

I heard through the grapevine that BMW gave Michelin an ultimatum - sort out supply issues or be dropped as the preferred tyre supplier for the 1200GS... in Europe they are now in stock again from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,042
Posted By duffs
Sena SMH5 - best headset Iíve ever had, and very...

Sena SMH5 - best headset Iíve ever had, and very reasonably priced.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HOfS6adLoZQ/UcUHIDZ7f6I/AAAAAAAAAS4/0MQmXdKg8ZY/s200/2013_01_01_23_38_01_905_SMH5_3.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,927
Posted By duffs
Ok there are a lot of variables at play here but...

Ok there are a lot of variables at play here but a couple days ago I rode the same trails back to back on my F800GS with Heidenau K60 tyres, then on my R1200GS with Anakee 3s. Setting aside different...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7,750
Views: 2,552,672
Posted By duffs
Taken at Old Simms Copse and Sheepwalk Lane,...

Taken at Old Simms Copse and Sheepwalk Lane, Surrey UK a couple days ago...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7804214/DSCF0134.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7804214/DSCF0140.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 2,906
Views: 925,702
Posted By duffs
Taken yesterday on Sheepwalk Lane in Surrey UK...

Taken yesterday on Sheepwalk Lane in Surrey UK (small aperture for starburst effect)

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/24/3y5yva2a.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 54,861
Posted By duffs
The adjuster came round on Friday and approved...

The adjuster came round on Friday and approved the estimate so as soon as I get it booked in at the dealership... Itís been nearly two months now but admittedly I havenít done much chasing to hurry...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 54,861
Posted By duffs
BMW Gear Shift Assistant Pro for LC?

I've used it off road and it works well because the system is designed not to interrupt the torque, ie it shifts so quickly and smoothly the rear doesn't break traction unless you do so...
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