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Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,603
Posted By Grumpy
This works for me - Givi / Kappa :1drink

This works for me - Givi / Kappa :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,554
Views: 80,985
Posted By Grumpy
Well I guess no matter who you are or what you do...

Well I guess no matter who you are or what you do you cannot keep everybody happy all of the time - the best you can hope for is to keep some of the people happy some of the time - just saying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 8,688
Views: 1,746,427
Posted By Grumpy
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 1,982
Views: 305,478
Posted By Grumpy
For what it's worth just did a two way run 550km...

For what it's worth just did a two way run 550km each way - 6 hours there and 6.5 hours back - comsumption for the round trip 4.91 litres/100km on my new RT - Im impressed ! :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,132
Posted By Grumpy
I'll second that 35W / 4300K is the best way to...

I'll second that 35W / 4300K is the best way to go imho :1drink
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,924
Posted By Grumpy
I had a K1300S to supplement the GS for about a...

I had a K1300S to supplement the GS for about a year - very nice, fast and will out accelerate a lot of bikes up to around 250 kmh but I eventually decided it was going to cost me too much in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2011, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 632
Posted By Grumpy
Why u need a gps in south africa

Check this out :rofl:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2011, 12:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,033
Posted By Grumpy
I don't think there is anyway of getting into it...

I don't think there is anyway of getting into it and if you did the part required would probably not ba available as a loose item - best bet imho would be to source a used one from a breakers yard...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By Grumpy
R50 with dual seat was my first BMW back in 1958...

R50 with dual seat was my first BMW back in 1958 - knowing what I know now I should have kept it. I did several 900 mile round trips on that bike and then after that on the R69S that I bought in 1960...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,223
Posted By Grumpy
[QUOTE=island808;16216226]Of course, he doesn't...

[QUOTE=island808;16216226]Of course, he doesn't mention that he's only been biking for 7 months... & approxiametly 19000 days :roflfirst BMW was a 1958 R50 :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,223
Posted By Grumpy
I've only ever had one non BMW bike in my life...

I've only ever had one non BMW bike in my life and taking that into consideration the BMW failure or problem record is good. One blown motor, one EWS problem, one turn signal switch problem and one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,834
Posted By Grumpy
[QUOTE=Mawgie;16136041]Folks - Is it...

[QUOTE=Mawgie;16136041]Folks -

Is it getting too late for me to safely start a self directed, dedicated learning to ride well program?

Short answer "NO" if you are fit and healthy you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Grumpy
There should be mounting kit's available from...

There should be mounting kit's available from Kappa / Givi - I have a 37 litre Givi on my 2009 GS mounted with the brackets they supplied and also 21 litre side panniers from them with their mounts !...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,812
Posted By Grumpy
No seriously, you have eliminated the booster...

No seriously, you have eliminated the booster plug but I am at a loss as to why it would just do that after standing for three weeks whe it's been running fine before - Im sure some of the inmates...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,812
Posted By Grumpy
Well it's not the booster plug :rofl

Well it's not the booster plug :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By Grumpy
Just to clear the air a bit, he is a personal...

Just to clear the air a bit, he is a personal friend and will only charge me any expenses he may incur in getting the eventual buyer's hire purchase deal through etc to " parkerltng " the right side...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By Grumpy
Good idea except I don't do Starbucks :1drink:D

Good idea except I don't do Starbucks :1drink:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By Grumpy
No, I cannot in all fairness hold the dealer...

No, I cannot in all fairness hold the dealer responsible he is selling it on my behalf and cannot be expected to have his eyes everywhere, I will just replace it ! :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,730
Posted By Grumpy
Steal from another rider !

Would you beleive that some low life stole the small right side panel from my GS standing in a local showroom up for sale - whoever he is I hope his ar-----e shrivels up and come's out under his...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,598
Posted By Grumpy
"BMW is proud to announce the ultra safe -...

"BMW is proud to announce the ultra safe - R1200GS virtual ride. Never leave the safety of your home. Just mount the bike in your living room,put on the helmet and be prepared

I would rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2011, 11:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,431
Posted By Grumpy
Got mine some time back as per my previous post...

Got mine some time back as per my previous post Im very happy it certainly makes a difference - I let a friend who also has a GS take it for a spin and he came back saying "Wow it feel's like it's...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,941
Posted By Grumpy
To te OP - my choice for you would be the BMW...

To te OP - my choice for you would be the BMW 650GS twin with the low seat - it's actually a 800cc powered down - very smooth - enough grunt and very comfortable :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2011, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 782
Posted By Grumpy
+1 :1drink

+1 :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,993
Posted By Grumpy
+1 All of the above and also getting camera trap...

+1 All of the above and also getting camera trap notifications here saves my sorry arse frequently :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8,688
Views: 1,746,427
Posted By Grumpy
Which is probably why you have such good manners,...

Which is probably why you have such good manners, calling people "dick's" :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8,688
Views: 1,746,427
Posted By Grumpy
+1:1drink

+1:1drink
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,611
Posted By Grumpy
Changed a couple of month's back from a 2009...

Changed a couple of month's back from a 2009 K1300S to a 2011 1200RT - I'm happy - did a 1200+ km trip this weekend very comfortable and 4.91 litres per 100 km ! :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 06:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,639
Posted By Grumpy
Yep I guess you are correct, probly why my other...

Yep I guess you are correct, probly why my other bikes 2009 GS & 2009 K1300S are using so much oil NOT :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,639
Posted By Grumpy
I bought a 2011 RT earlier this year and the book...

I bought a 2011 RT earlier this year and the book says 0 to 200km max 5500 rpm - 200 to 400km max 6500 rpm - 400 to 600km max 7500rpm - 600 to 900km max engine rpm for short bursts which is excatly...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,617
Posted By Grumpy
For what it's worth I bought a 2011 R1200RT a...

For what it's worth I bought a 2011 R1200RT a month ago and coincidentally bumped into a friend today who used to have a R1200RT but sold it and now has a K1200GT - his comments to me were that the R...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By Grumpy
Yeah, what the heck ? - 1000 miles = heads,...

Yeah, what the heck ? - 1000 miles = heads, carbs, rings ??? :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 7,576,364
Posted By Grumpy
[QUOTE=Houngan;15712812]I'm guessing because they...

[QUOTE=Houngan;15712812]I'm guessing because they cost a lot more when they wreck, bike + hospital. You'll fall into their actuarial table at some point and thus have to pay more to offset the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,973
Posted By Grumpy
Very little is what works for me - headlight...

Very little is what works for me - headlight protector, panniers & top box, Hella FF50 spots & HID low beam - that's it - Oh and I've wired the accessory plug fused directly to the battery so that I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 31,224
Views: 7,576,364
Posted By Grumpy
Serious question ?? Why would what someone wears...

Serious question ?? Why would what someone wears affect my insurance rates ? - I am pretty sure that it makes no difference here anyway ?
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,382
Posted By Grumpy
Short answer " No " :1drink

Short answer " No " :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2011, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Grumpy
And they are quite expensive, I know as my tyre...

And they are quite expensive, I know as my tyre dealer succeeded in breaking the stem on mine and had to get me a new one - when mine eventually go I will just do without them ! :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,960
Posted By Grumpy
+ 1 ! Over and above this a lot of people have no...

+ 1 ! Over and above this a lot of people have no idea at all that there is anything wrong with their vehicles / bikes until it actually breaks as they do not have the ability / feel for things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,930
Posted By Grumpy
I ride just because I totally enjoy it whether...

I ride just because I totally enjoy it whether it's off road on the GS together with my 37 year old son on his KTM 950 or riding the RT with my better half on the back or doing long trips solo - been...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,635
Posted By Grumpy
Well I'm way behind you guys in terms of bike's...

Well I'm way behind you guys in terms of bike's owned over the years - I bought a new RT just the other day got rid of the 09 - K1300S and am thinking about selling the 09 - GS as well and getting...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,131
Posted By Grumpy
Maxxis works for me - well priced -seem to be...

Maxxis works for me - well priced -seem to be wearing well and they stick ! :1drink
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