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Forum: Equipment 05-07-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,265
Posted By fiwi
"Dress for the slide, not the ride"

"Dress for the slide, not the ride"
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-25-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By fiwi
Thats right. The Montana I have been looking at...

Thats right. The Montana I have been looking at comes with Aus and NZ topo maps preloaded, for city nav it is about 180 more.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By fiwi
As wicked as that thing looks, yes, it is...

As wicked as that thing looks, yes, it is expensive. I was really just looking for a basic tarp set up, maybe something i could knock up quickly some how, and possible use some of the flexible...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-23-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By fiwi
Im resigned to having to buy city nav if i want...

Im resigned to having to buy city nav if i want to use my Montana as my 'city' navigation unit as well as my offroad unit. Its spend 170 odd dollars on the city nav or carry my cheap nuvi30 along...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By fiwi
Shade while on the track

Hello all. Im heading away on a remote trip through western australia soon. It willl be summer, very hot. In case of camping or breaking down anywhere that there is no permanent shade, do any of you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-22-2012, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,194
Posted By fiwi
Thats probably one of the most important points ...

Thats probably one of the most important points have read anyone say when talking about any faults with the bike
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-22-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By fiwi
Eh? Hell, I dont know what I mean now :huh I am...

Hell, I dont know what I mean now :huh

I am heading off on a remote trip in Western Australia in the near future, alot of unsealed roads, tracks etc. In that respect I am quite happy to buy nz and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-22-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By fiwi
Confused about software

Hello all. I thought I had things sussed in regards to the gps I am going to buy, but now i have more questions, hope someone could help me.

I am going to purchase a montana650, with NZ and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-18-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By fiwi
Thanks syzygy9, very helpful

Thanks syzygy9, very helpful
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-17-2012, 11:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By fiwi
What benefit do you get out the satelite images?....

What benefit do you get out the satelite images?.

From all the stuff I have read, Im going to get a Montana650, seems to have enough bells and whistles for me. I have seen it online in a bundle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By fiwi
Hey Reklaw. I didnt really see the need to post...

Hey Reklaw. I didnt really see the need to post it in the Aus forum as i thought it was more of a generic 'gps features in remote areas' post. I did post it in gps 101 but am having more luck with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By fiwi
Sorry, I'm a bit slow with gps stuff. What are...

Sorry, I'm a bit slow with gps stuff. What are the advantages of topography maps on a gps?. When going remote/ offroad, do they show tracks, unsealed roads etc?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-12-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By fiwi
You might be right Fred, but I have posted in the...

You might be right Fred, but I have posted in the gps section with not much luck so far. It feels like Im heading to a different country, a different culture when I head into another part of the...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 09-11-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By fiwi
GPS features.

Hello all. For all the riders out there that do remote outback riding, eg the deserts of Australia, unsealed roads, sandy/rocky tracks, what features are the most important to you when you are...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-11-2012, 01:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By fiwi
What to look for in a gps

Hello all. For a while now I have been using my cheap car gps on my f800. It has got me by fine up until now, doing long distance trips on road and a fair few kms on unsealed roads. I have done a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By fiwi
Why do you think it is running hot?. My bike...

Why do you think it is running hot?.

My bike is always on 4 bars, hot weather, cold weather, fan on or off. I changed the coolant a couple of weeks ago. Thought I did everything correct. Started...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,056
Posted By fiwi
Seeing as we have a 'stupid questions' thread,...

Seeing as we have a 'stupid questions' thread, why not have a 'dumb/stupid/embarrassing things i have done with my 800gs' thread, could be amusing, even educational :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 515
Posted By fiwi
Mine is 335mm

Mine is 335mm
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,823
Posted By fiwi
Well? anyone?

Well? anyone?
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
:clap

:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 05:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
No, not facetious at all. For the most part I do...

No, not facetious at all. For the most part I do just avoid that rev range...doesnt mean the problem is gone though. Really all I wanted to know is that this isnt a huge problem causing any kind of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-31-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
I would be more than happy if that was the case...

I would be more than happy if that was the case Snowy. Would there be any practical way to test this?.tighten chain as much as possible, somehow stop the chain slapping temporarily so I can hear it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2012, 06:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,074
Posted By fiwi
Umm, was just asking

Umm, was just asking
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
It's a 525

It's a 525
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
You are right Gary, replacing the chain and...

You are right Gary, replacing the chain and sprockets might fix the problem, just trying to figure out what the actual problem is though . There is a user here who lives not far from me, he has a ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
Wicked I did an oil change last week and checked the...

I did an oil change last week and checked the drain plug, clean as a whistle. I will run through all those other things on the weekend.

So Cambi, what you gonna do about it?

I thought you only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-29-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
Yes JR, that is exactly what Im saying. I cannot...

Yes JR, that is exactly what Im saying. I cannot replicate the pulse in any other gear at any other speed, no matter what I do. Weird.I did another inspection of the chain and sprockets and they seem...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
I am trying to steer away from new chain and...

I am trying to steer away from new chain and sprockets for now if I can, but possibly that is the only way to eliminate them as the culprit. Call me slow, but I still don't get it. If there was a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
JR, can you please tell me the reason for trying...

JR, can you please tell me the reason for trying a front sprocket with more teeth?. I'm willing to try anything. I don't know anyone I can borrow a sprocket from but for $50 I'm quite happy to buy...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-28-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
That's right JR. A stuffed tire or rim wouldn't...

That's right JR. A stuffed tire or rim wouldn't just affect 5 th gear at 3200rpm. Also when I pull the clutch in and coast the pulse/ vibe is gone. I don't understand how the gears work as such, but...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
Ok, I hear where you are coming from. One thing I...

Ok, I hear where you are coming from. One thing I don't understand though. As I said, the vibe/ pulse is at the rate of about 160 pulses per minute at 72 kmh. I would have assumed that any pulse/...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-27-2012, 02:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,373
Posted By fiwi
Pulsing/vibration.

Hello all. I have an issue i woiuld like your opinion on. I posted it here a few months back but seeing as I havent riding the bike alot lately I let it slip. Time for me to get it sorted out.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,074
Posted By fiwi
Are the wolfman racks symetrical?

Are the wolfman racks symetrical?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By fiwi
OK, so I put the correct size o ring in. Still...

OK, so I put the correct size o ring in. Still seemed to be an ever so slight gap between flange and cooler but i guess as long as the o ring is sealing properly:huh. Anyway, filled up radiator,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By fiwi
It is actually the old one that put back in. I...

It is actually the old one that put back in. I haven't filled the system up with Coolant yet, I just wanted to see how the proper sized o ring seated compared with the skinnier one that I had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By fiwi
Sorry for all the questions. There appears to be...

Sorry for all the questions. There appears to be an ever so slight gap between the pipe flange? and the body of the oil cooler after I have tightend up the bolt. I have moved the pipe around to make...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By fiwi
I went and purchased the sealing washers and o...

I went and purchased the sealing washers and o ring. I installed everything as required. After a few minutes of running there was quite a noticeable leak from the area where the pipe enters the oil...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2012, 12:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By fiwi
I must be a cheap arse like you guzzimike, I got...

I must be a cheap arse like you guzzimike, I got the tectaloy also, from Kmart. Ok then, for peace of mind I will drain it refil. Which store did you get the washer and o ring from?. Thanks
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-23-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By fiwi
So, I purchased some coolant, topped up the...

So, I purchased some coolant, topped up the radiator and reservoir. In the meantime I had emailed the head mechanic at BMW Perth and he said definitely do not mix coolants, but if you drain the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,945
Posted By fiwi
Coolant

Hello all.

I thought I was making progress today. With only minimal mechanical knowledge (but getting better all the time thanks to this site) I have recently purchased required tools, a haynes...
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