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Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,442
Posted By aGremlin
One of the bolts sheered off early on and I...

One of the bolts sheered off early on and I hadn't even done anything stupid yet.

Got the replacement bolt, taped all the bolts to the guard and left the whole lot on the shelf. Now I'm free to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By aGremlin
Using XenonRider HID in low beam only, had it for...

Using XenonRider HID in low beam only, had it for 3 years and most of 90,000km, never a problem, temperatures between -5C and 53C.

Ballast is zip tied to frame on right hand side, just above the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By aGremlin
I'm on my 5th or 6th (I think 5th) in 88,000km....

I'm on my 5th or 6th (I think 5th) in 88,000km. 2010 GS Adventure

Shortest was 25km (went across town, blow me down the damn thing is leaking again) and highest was around 20,000km I think.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,186
Posted By aGremlin
You're paying far too much. I replaced the...

You're paying far too much. I replaced the tailgate cords with a length of chain and a shackle on each side. You can then adjust which link the shackle is in, making an adjustable tailgate to lock...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2013, 06:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,217
Posted By aGremlin
My A3s aren't quite as worn as above, around...

My A3s aren't quite as worn as above, around 6000km on them.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,454
Posted By aGremlin
Air filters aren't exactly rocket science. If it...

Air filters aren't exactly rocket science. If it passes more air, then it's filtering less. If it's filtering less then it's highly likely to be passing more crap. They're also not a magic bullet for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,539
Posted By aGremlin
There's a lot of variables really... In NZ, the...

There's a lot of variables really... In NZ, the North Island is easier on tyres than the South Island (noticeably so).

I change tyres earlier in winter than in summer, as I've had a few...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 546,055
Posted By aGremlin
Yup, with SMH10R. However, they were installed by...

Yup, with SMH10R. However, they were installed by RocketMoto on purchase, so I can't provide a comparison to stock ones. I've found the performance good, using custom moulded plugs as well so they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By aGremlin
Trailwings are the ones better known as...

Trailwings are the ones better known as Deathwings

The first set on my GSA were Battlewings, not an outstanding tyre, just sort of an ordinary one.

Tyres are very subjective, one will love a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,083
Posted By aGremlin
a) you have a GSW, and as said, all the parts are...

a) you have a GSW, and as said, all the parts are used to build the new ones. Only natural they can see a future income in parts, so better to build more whole bikes now, then even more parts later...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 03:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
Posted By aGremlin
I think my dealer pretty much summed it up like...

I think my dealer pretty much summed it up like that. Nooo, we can't alter or tap into it, it won't work, can't touch etc.

Oh for goodness sake, it's controller area network, more complex wiring,...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,065
Posted By aGremlin
What a crazy idea my dear boy! If it's a bit...

What a crazy idea my dear boy!

If it's a bit too crazy for OP, wear your pants on the outside of the boots, but keep your underpants underneath your pants aye? (just thought I'd spell it out)...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,996
Posted By aGremlin
Yep, I use one of these to carry a spare visor....

Yep, I use one of these to carry a spare visor. As said, I think it's best to keep the Pinlock with the visor instead and it could be easily damaged.
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,701
Posted By aGremlin
I currently have one of each, the MultiTec is my...

I currently have one of each, the MultiTec is my second, worn them for several years now. The N104 is a new purchase, been wearing it for less than a month, but I'll be wearing these two as my two...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 04:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,808
Posted By aGremlin
Trailer Delivery

Trailer
Delivery
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,965
Posted By aGremlin
I dunno... All the hassling I got from my mates...

I dunno... All the hassling I got from my mates was expecting a fridge on the bike. They hadn't gotten to a tent yet, but there were a few references to a kitchen sink? :huh

So I think either way,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By aGremlin
I've got a Givi one too. It depends on the box,...

I've got a Givi one too. It depends on the box, as to how many issues you have.

An E52 Maxia, the pannier lids were really hard to get past, open, pull sideways, scrape past. Trekker 46 top box...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By aGremlin
As said, should clear the grab handle fine. ...

As said, should clear the grab handle fine.

If you fit a top box (not the slim BMW one) then you might have clearance issues, depending on what you select.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,186
Posted By aGremlin
The length of ramp required depends on the height...

The length of ramp required depends on the height of the pickup. Down this side of the world we have sport utes which offer nice low loading. 2m ramp is all you need, but also depends on your...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3,647
Views: 546,055
Posted By aGremlin
Yes... yes we have. Have you seen the thread? :D ...

Yes... yes we have. Have you seen the thread? :D

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=918915
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,623
Posted By aGremlin
Oh no you didn't?! :dood (lets try and keep this...

Oh no you didn't?! :dood (lets try and keep this about the firmware).

Once my gear arrives, I'll wait until it's out of beta before updating...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 425,998
Posted By aGremlin
True, but the lower first gear has been fantastic...

True, but the lower first gear has been fantastic for my moto marshalling in cycle races. A few other guys with other bikes are now complaining a little of unhappy clutches (wet clutches too I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,217
Posted By aGremlin
Tyres are always a subjective subject, and no...

Tyres are always a subjective subject, and no tyre is going to do everything. Equally, there is no point looking for a road biased tyre and then asking what it will be like in mud. Mud and sand are...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,692
Posted By aGremlin
I've been curious to see what people report for...

I've been curious to see what people report for sports tourers like R1200RT, ST1300, Concours 14 etc.

Not exactly a road warrior, but the R1200GSA probably has the largest stock tank of any bikes....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By aGremlin
I don't think you're the first to have issues...

I don't think you're the first to have issues with the suspension (there was this thread I saw: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=917012)

The big issue is that if no error is logged,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,825
Posted By aGremlin
Having dinged the front wheel twice on a KTM 990...

Having dinged the front wheel twice on a KTM 990 Supermoto (and not even riding off road) spoked wheels was definitely an appealing idea to me. Since then, I've been very grateful as I've had to sort...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By aGremlin
Ah, thanks Steptoe. Seen your name in research in...

Ah, thanks Steptoe. Seen your name in research in other threads on other forums, and you are a backup plan :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By aGremlin
Question 2010 R1200GSA Front Rotor Replacement Question

Has anyone replaced the front rotors on a 2010 GSA with an aftermarket solution yet?

I've sourced some from a supplier local in NZ (unsure of which brand), and the first issue was the size of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By aGremlin
It always goes up? First suspicion I guess would...

It always goes up? First suspicion I guess would be the switch block, perhaps intermittent fault in it? Parked outside?

Never had anything like that with same bike, in 60k km.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,415
Posted By aGremlin
Does anyone know if the VPS can be adjusted to...

Does anyone know if the VPS can be adjusted to come down further? Or an alternate VPS which is larger? The gap is a little large, but I'm used to full tinted visors.

I've put a light smoke visor...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,555
Posted By aGremlin
If I remember rightly, when I was in the USA in...

If I remember rightly, when I was in the USA in 2011, there was a big hole in that area for BMW dealers.

I used the dealer in Sturgis for a service mid tour: http://www.sturgisyamaha.com/
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,002
Posted By aGremlin
I replaced the standard ESA with Ohlins ESA about...

I replaced the standard ESA with Ohlins ESA about a year ago. No regrets, it's better than original, and in NZ, there are no options for servicing the standard suspension. The Ohlins is easily...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By aGremlin
I've even had cars close the gap on me very...

I've even had cars close the gap on me very quickly on the motorway, then get within a couple of car lengths and back right off again. Definitely some perception of an authority figure. As said, if...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By aGremlin
funinthesun gave you some excellent info. The...

funinthesun gave you some excellent info. The higher you go, the whiter (and then bluer) the light gets, and it actually doesn't light your way as well.

If you want visibility, toss up between...
Forum: Equipment 09-01-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,591
Posted By aGremlin
Horses for courses really. One size really...

Horses for courses really. One size really doesn't fit all.

Tying bikes down, either cam buckle or ratchet, ratchet easier in tight situations where you might not have the space to get the cam...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-21-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 23,044
Posted By aGremlin
Haha, I paid less than that in NZ$ for my Zumo...

Haha, I paid less than that in NZ$ for my Zumo 660. Paid NZ$666 locally, and including a micro SD card. Main reason I upgraded.

I've had a 550, done 100,000km, still somewhere with a new screen...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 689
Posted By aGremlin
Shouldn't you be off riding? Congrats, jealous...

Shouldn't you be off riding? Congrats, jealous :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,377
Posted By aGremlin
Actually, I've shipped my BMW to LA and ridden...

Actually, I've shipped my BMW to LA and ridden for 6-7 weeks around western USA and Canada, and amongst other things, racked up 75,000km on the bike since purchasing in Jan 2011. Other than the USA...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,377
Posted By aGremlin
Already been mentioned it's just a seal leak. ...

Already been mentioned it's just a seal leak.

I've done 79,000km on my 1200GSA. Lost count of the seals (ok, never really tracked) but probably at least 5 so far. Longest was probably 20k....
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,846
Posted By aGremlin
Yes, there are others :rofl However, with...

Yes, there are others :rofl

However, with three of you owning Sena, now you can convince them to switch :evil
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