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Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,622
Posted By Snowy
My wife works at UC. They have Zeirholtz right...

My wife works at UC. They have Zeirholtz right there. I like their Stout. I like their Porter. Actually....I think I've liked every beer they make.


They also do a proper foot long Kransky roll...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By Snowy
Or spend thousands on suspension. Then still...

Or spend thousands on suspension. Then still damage things.

The reality is, off road, that this is a lot of bike. It is nearly the weight of the R1200 and it's been built down to a price and runs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,622
Posted By Snowy
My brother worked for them for a while. Switched...

My brother worked for them for a while. Switched from Tooheys, where he was apprentice of the year every year of his apprenticeship.

In those days they got vouchers that could be redeemed for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,183
Posted By Snowy
I ran the K60's on the F800GS a couple of years...

I ran the K60's on the F800GS a couple of years back.

Keep an eye on the K60's toward the end of their life. A good hot day, or a warm day and low pressures, will see the tyres heat up and they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,622
Posted By Snowy
Yeah, I put my Irridiums in at the 10,000km mark....

Yeah, I put my Irridiums in at the 10,000km mark. Now at 70,000 and haven't looked at them once.

Carlton Draught......whoa....and you reckon everyone else is stoned? You know they make proper beer...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-13-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,622
Posted By Snowy
You'll get over the spark plug changes. Once...

You'll get over the spark plug changes. Once you've had to replace the battery a few times, change the clutch, replace the stator, replace the ABS pump, completely strip a front end, remove a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,294
Posted By Snowy
Data? BMW should be able to verify, in a...

Data?

BMW should be able to verify, in a heart beat, exactly how many FD units they have shipped, or claimed under warranty...or whatever measure you want.

That would end this.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,066,466
Posted By Snowy
Hahahaha, good stuff. Erling, are you...

Hahahaha, good stuff.

Erling, are you planning on being a beta tester for the big girl too?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,066,466
Posted By Snowy
This new model is slowly winning me over, but...

This new model is slowly winning me over, but after my whirlwind affair with the F800GS, and subsequent falling out of love, and then back in love....well....I want to make sure the 1200 is the one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
I managed to do a turnaround from about 80 kph in...

I managed to do a turnaround from about 80 kph in deep churned up mud, and wound up facing the way I'd come, laying on my side. It was an incline, but not huge.

The engine didn't stop running. It...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
Here's me riding off and a young guy I went...

Here's me riding off and a young guy I went riding with is filming it. This was slippery shit. As you'll see.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywhQG1nSfNc&feature=youtu.be

even with the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
Effectively in places where I'd have previously...

Effectively in places where I'd have previously had to try and maintain momentum and suffered loss of traction, I can now attack those types of obstacles at a more relaxed pace with a lot less...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
Hater. I cracked it wide open and...

Hater.



I cracked it wide open and skated from one corner to the next out the back of Captains Flat on the dirt. Wife screamed so loud and long that the intercomm cut out completely. Her arms...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,095
Posted By Snowy
I just re read the email, they're looking at a...

I just re read the email, they're looking at a DR650 Rekluse in the next 6 to 12 months, and the technology that went into the Rekluse for the 800GS means they can explore other options for larger...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
I'm trying to upload a 5 min video but thanks to...

I'm trying to upload a 5 min video but thanks to our Political masters that thought fast internet was an extravagance, I have a 1200 min upload time.

Apparently it's raining and and the internet...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-17-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
Awesome. Yes. Yes. It makes it...

Awesome.

Yes.

Yes.


It makes it so easy to ride in more difficult terrain. You will be surprised at just how much mind power you use to control the clutch and traction at lower speeds....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,095
Posted By Snowy
Sure. But given I've broken or bent everything...

Sure. But given I've broken or bent everything that get's broken or bent on the F800GS, I was just trying to do a little research before I do something stupid and put a deposit on a R1200 GSA. The...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
It fell toward the cupboard and I just couldn't...

It fell toward the cupboard and I just couldn't get a hold of it to lift it.

I ended up standing with my toes on the back tyre and grabbing the pannier frame, ass right back, and slowly haul it up...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 57,095
Posted By Snowy
I've read quite a lot about final drive failures...

I've read quite a lot about final drive failures in the oil head boxers, but what about the new water cooled boxer? Are we seeing failures of a similar nature, or have BMW fixed the issues?
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
I leaned the bike against a cupboard in the...

I leaned the bike against a cupboard in the garage, stood back and surveyed the set up, and was justifiably happy with myself. Then it rolled forward a touch and fell down against the cupboard, and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-10-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
yeah, I think my cable is pretty stretched. I...

yeah, I think my cable is pretty stretched. I thought that with no available adjustment left that I was up for a new clutch anyway. I wasn't overly annoyed by that, because it does cop a flogging....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
I wondered about the stock fibre plates, stock...

I wondered about the stock fibre plates, stock metal plates thing.

I measured things, made mental calculations....my brain hurt, I did what the instructions said and had a beer. Well...I did what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
I have both nuts on top, but I think I could have...

I have both nuts on top, but I think I could have got away with one each side. There's enough exposed thread to get the nut on.

At full temp (with radiator fan cycling) I don't have any drag.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
But no bolt I ever put in with the rattle gun has...

But no bolt I ever put in with the rattle gun has come loose on me. It's actually a standard screw gun, not a full size rattle gun.

You'd seriously have to go nuts to warp the cover. Given the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
star pattern? I went around the cover...

star pattern?


I went around the cover clockwise from the shifter. Nip them first go, slight tension second go, rattle gun on the third.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,671
Posted By Snowy
Mine was showing minor heat damage and chrome...

Mine was showing minor heat damage and chrome deterioration when I dumped it in a river. Then all the chrome lining inside peeled off. The bulbs exploded. Plus the wife got dunked.

I too tried to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-01-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
I calls 'em like I sees 'em. In my mind...

I calls 'em like I sees 'em.

In my mind there are two categories that parts or accessories fall into:

1 - "works"...is ok.

2 - doesn't "work"...is shit.


You can't have degrees of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-30-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
I tested mine 2 up, semi frozen water logged clay...

I tested mine 2 up, semi frozen water logged clay and some river sand.

**Insert evil minion giggling here.

I had fun. Wife says it's very smooth.



So far so good.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
the two fingers on your left hand will never be...

the two fingers on your left hand will never be this good.

If they were, you'd be the Ron Jeremy of the clutch world.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
It works. Exactly as advertised. It...

It works.

Exactly as advertised.

It changes the way you ride the big bike in the dirt.

It makes riding easier.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-26-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
My precious.... Here's the view from the...

My precious....

Here's the view from the young bloke following me on his BMW Sertao...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywhQG1nSfNc

I stopped and waited for him...very regularly. He's a nice...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
I now firmly believe the Rekluse takes a "not a...

I now firmly believe the Rekluse takes a "not a dirt bike" BMW and turns it into a "dirt bike" BMW.

If not actually making it a contender, it makes it more of a contender than anything else on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
yeah, I found that talking to the public is the...

yeah, I found that talking to the public is the fastest way to stop liking people.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 02:18 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
It is the smoothest clutch...

It is the smoothest clutch engagement/disengagement you will have ever experienced.

Very gradual. Very predictable.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
BINGO! We have a winner!

BINGO! We have a winner!
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-23-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
If you approach a steep descent in 2nd, and get...

If you approach a steep descent in 2nd, and get the bike below 1500~1600rpm then the clutch disengages. Downshift and you are still free wheeling. Blip the revs just a little and it's just like...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
Yep. It transforms the bike in steep low traction...

Yep. It transforms the bike in steep low traction environments.

It's quite literally like having traction control.

I rode in a straight line feet on the pegs up one very wet clay hill that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-20-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 888
Views: 70,773
Posted By Snowy
Took the BuMW for a run in the snow covered...

Took the BuMW for a run in the snow covered mountains.


Oh yeah.

It went like BRRRRRRAAAAAAPPPPP.....BRRRAPP, BRAAAP, BRRRRRAAAAAP, POP, POP, BRRRRRRRAAAAAPPPPP.....

Small marsupials and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
Yep, got it. Wilco.

Yep, got it. Wilco.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-18-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,611
Posted By Snowy
I have a ride in the Brindabellas organised for...

I have a ride in the Brindabellas organised for the weekend. I reckon if the Baldy Range trail doesn't break it 2 up, nothing will.
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