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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:11 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 37,510
Posted By MikeO
I don't know why I'm still subscribed to this...

I don't know why I'm still subscribed to this thread - you lost me months ago... :D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7,773
Views: 2,978,501
Posted By MikeO
My experience is having one as my sole means of...

My experience is having one as my sole means of transport when I was 19. Last Brit bike I ever owned... :D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 7,773
Views: 2,978,501
Posted By MikeO
Most people that say that have never owned one......

Most people that say that have never owned one... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,611
Posted By MikeO
Those throttle bodies look bloody awful. Oh,...

Those throttle bodies look bloody awful.

Oh, and - fuel taps?? :huh
Forum: Europe 02-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 355
Posted By MikeO
Some snaps from the London ExCel Centre Bike Show today...

My mate Peter and I decided to visit the London ExCel Centre today to have a look at the Bike Show...
...
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 440,054
Posted By MikeO
Excellent :thumb - how's her friend doing?

Excellent :thumb - how's her friend doing?
Forum: Ride reports 02-01-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 440,054
Posted By MikeO
"Time is what we want most, but what we use...

"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst" :D
Forum: Ride reports 01-31-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 440,054
Posted By MikeO
Well, it's been...

...Ten years (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41209)... :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,258
Posted By MikeO
Last time I did this job on my old bike, the left...

Last time I did this job on my old bike, the left lower cable was badly frayed - no indication that there was anything wrong - I was just making a precautionary replacement on mileage...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 02:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,258
Posted By MikeO
You only need to replace it if it's in poor...

You only need to replace it if it's in poor condition. The probem is, you won't know that until you take it all apart. If you live next door to a dealer who has one in stock, then this isn't a...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7,773
Views: 2,978,501
Posted By MikeO
Just being offered for sale on UKGSer (not by...

Just being offered for sale on UKGSer (not by me)...

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=241962&stc=1&d=1381514063

:tb
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 01:13 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 37,510
Posted By MikeO
Well, they stopped producing them because they...

Well, they stopped producing them because they stopped making the 1150. And they continued to use the same main stick coil on the 1200 - what's your point? :dunno
Forum: Airheads 09-23-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,008
Posted By MikeO
The gaskets are still available from BMW...

The gaskets are still available from BMW (http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51659&rnd=04302013) - Part No 46 54 1 238 911

The replacement velcro suffered from a similar...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,773
Views: 2,978,501
Posted By MikeO
You've never owned a CB450, have you? :D

You've never owned a CB450, have you? :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-03-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By MikeO
Cool2 Correctly identified by Hairnet 600 on UKGSer

1938 Frazer-Nash BMW 328 :thumb

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-r6jQP54/0/L/i-r6jQP54-L.jpg

Apparently they only produced 46 of them in RHD - these are Fraser-Nash BMWs - the LHD ones are...
Forum: Ride reports 07-02-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By MikeO
2nd July 2013 I sleep well and wake early to...

2nd July 2013

I sleep well and wake early to a beautiful day. After a quick shower I pack the bike and then have a spot of breakfast. I'm refuelling by 07:15 and filling my CamelBak with a litre...
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By MikeO
1st July 2013 I wake fairly early - the...

1st July 2013

I wake fairly early - the curtains here are muslin and the sun is shining directly onto the window. I have a shower and then pack up some stuff and stumble down to the garage...
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By MikeO
30th June 2013 I sleep fitfully and awake to...

30th June 2013

I sleep fitfully and awake to a bright sunny day...

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-K329KcT/0/L/i-K329KcT-L.jpg

Packing the bike, I grab some coffee and a pain au chocolate...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By MikeO
I know - but I was ignoring it... :D

I know - but I was ignoring it... :D
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By MikeO
Tolls

From Franco on UKGSer:



Thanks Rob :thumb
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By MikeO
29th June 2013 I sleep very well and surface...

29th June 2013

I sleep very well and surface at about 08:00 local (07:00 UK time). I slowly pack the contents of the luggage grenade that detonated in my room shortly after I arrived and have a...
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By MikeO
France. Again.

28th June 2013

I've had leave booked for this trip since some wet day in (insert month of choice) this year. I was originally booked to leave on Thursday 27th, but changed it to today sometime...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
Bill Mayer - same as the new one :thumb

Bill Mayer - same as the new one :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
Thanks for explaining that for everyone... :D

Thanks for explaining that for everyone... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
Link ...

Link (http://www.gizoogle.net/index.php?search=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.advrider.com%2Fforums%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D892565&se=Gizoogle+Dis+Shiznit)for gang members who may be having trouble understanding...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
Boxer-Design...

Boxer-Design (http://www.boxer-design.de/en/detail.asp?ID=36&pID=611) - note that they won't fit an Adventure, unless (like me) you have fitted the GS-Lite rack & seats to it...

Mike :brow
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
It's a Touratech Desierto fairing - standard...

It's a Touratech Desierto fairing - standard lights...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
I bought the aftermarket seat heaters off eBay -...

I bought the aftermarket seat heaters off eBay - wasn't too impressed by the packaging... :D

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-45qNVtT/0/L/i-45qNVtT-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
Formotion (http://www.formotionproducts.com/) -...

Formotion (http://www.formotionproducts.com/) - stupidly expensive even before shipping, import duty & VAT... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
Painted the boxes (over white powder coat - but...

Painted the boxes (over white powder coat - but they had to colour match :D) and powder coated the mounts...

Mike

EDIT - Although that's a pic of my old bike... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,516
Posted By MikeO
Cool2 Just about finished...

It wasn't long after my old bike met its untimely end...

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-8Z9hxK7/0/L/i-8Z9hxK7-L.jpg

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-zSCd4Ns/0/L/i-zSCd4Ns-L.jpg

...that...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 440,054
Posted By MikeO
Hi Shay, You are reading the only record of...

Hi Shay,

You are reading the only record of my trip.

I had some money and when it ran out I came home. I kept no track of costs or spending (other than checking my statements at the time). The...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7,773
Views: 2,978,501
Posted By MikeO
Spotted in the corner of my local bike shop...

Spotted in the corner of my local bike shop today...

http://mikeo.smugmug.com/photos/i-FnrH2Tr/0/L/i-FnrH2Tr-L.jpg

Sorry for the pic quality - I'll take the proper camera next time...

Mike...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-02-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 7,773
Views: 2,978,501
Posted By MikeO
WTF did it look like when you started? :huh

WTF did it look like when you started? :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 58,256
Posted By MikeO
Having scratched my head for a while, before Ian...

Having scratched my head for a while, before Ian Hartley on UKGSer did some sterling investigative work - here is a fusebox schematic for the R1150GS Twinspark Servo/ABS. You can print it, laminate...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By MikeO
Hi Poolside, It was indeed the fuse :thumb ...

Hi Poolside,

It was indeed the fuse :thumb

I'm going to open up the rear of both headlamps to re-insulate everything in there, as I have a feeling that, with all the extra connections fitted...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By MikeO
From Ian Hartley on UKGSer, who traced the wiring...

From Ian Hartley on UKGSer, who traced the wiring on his bike to try to solve my issue... :bow



Mike :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 731
Posted By MikeO
Thumb Resolved!

Fuse 8 - marked as 'Spare' in my Owner's Manual - actually powers the ABS, dipped headlamp and instrument lights. Since I have removed the Servo & ABS from my bike, I got no warning from the ABS...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7,773
Views: 2,978,501
Posted By MikeO
Does your left leg not get a tad warm? Mike...

Does your left leg not get a tad warm?

Mike :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By MikeO
Thanks, but I can't get it to download, or am I...

Thanks, but I can't get it to download, or am I missing something obvious?

Mike :scratch
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