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Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,060
Posted By Telman
Something else I noticed is how thin the pipes...

Something else I noticed is how thin the pipes are. Try flicking them with your finger (when they are cool please) they sound very tinny.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,060
Posted By Telman
:) My pleasure. Both pipes started out the same...

:)
My pleasure. Both pipes started out the same but as the kms increased the right side blued. Over 2600kms on this one at the moment.



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Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,060
Posted By Telman
Same experience, right side is blue, left side...

Same experience, right side is blue, left side gold.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Did not "give in" at all. I was worried about...

Did not "give in" at all. I was worried about just how long the fix would take, I had waited 3 months for the final part of the LED auxiliary lights to arrive, so frankly I am not confident in the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-16-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
The General Manager of my dealership contacted me...

The General Manager of my dealership contacted me today. We have discussed my options in more detail. No longer taking a refund but I will not be without a BMW and will take delivery of a new GSA...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
I have decided to accept the offered refund. I...

I have decided to accept the offered refund. I was chasing the idea of a GSA but none are available until September! The money is better with me than tied up for 3 to 4 months earning nothing.

...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Loan bike, or transfer to alternative model, or...

Loan bike, or transfer to alternative model, or $2k BMW credit.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
No the phone call did not advise what the fix...

No the phone call did not advise what the fix would be, only that it would be 90 days before "parts" would be available. I was then advised of my options :(


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Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
BMW Australia advise 90 days before parts become...

BMW Australia advise 90 days before parts become available.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Nothing from BMW Australia as yet. Sent...

Nothing from BMW Australia as yet.


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Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
At the end of the day, a BMW component supplier...

At the end of the day, a BMW component supplier has identified a possible fault. BMW has been proactive. I have been kept informed so I will sit back and see how the issue is managed before I become...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Ok Robert, you have made your point! However I...

Ok Robert, you have made your point! However I imagine most inmates on this thread are seeking comment on the RT not comparisons with BMW's other products. :) in answer to the question about...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
If you are looking for an all weather, two up...

If you are looking for an all weather, two up road tourer, the RT fills that bill. I really like the GS and GSA but already have an Adventure bike. IMHO and that of the other half the RT keeps me and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
My impressions: Good power and torque vs...

My impressions:

Good power and torque vs adequate on the last one.
Love the quick shifter but clutch is light anyway.
Dynamic ESA works!
Screen aerodynamics better on this model.
Whilst it is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
I have an ebony one, everyone comments that it is...

I have an ebony one, everyone comments that it is more red than brown. It really depends on the light to an extent. A lot like the 2005 Shiraz in my hand. :)


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Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Don't test ride the RT, you will have to find the...

Don't test ride the RT, you will have to find the extra coin :)


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Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Well after one week of ownership I am a very...

Well after one week of ownership I am a very happy camper!!! I will not hesitate to recommend this bike, well and truly meets my expectations.


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Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Mine was delivered with Contis, the demo also had...

Mine was delivered with Contis, the demo also had them.


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Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Pick mine up on Friday :) Sent from my...

Pick mine up on Friday :)


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Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Visited the dealer yesterday, checked out an...

Visited the dealer yesterday, checked out an ebony bike being prepped for a customer and paid my deposit. Should have it in a week or so :)


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Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
I did about 90km today and came away very...

I did about 90km today and came away very impressed. Like the ergos better than the superseded model, screen is definitely better and the engine now has capable power and torque.
Aussie models are...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 204,313
Posted By Telman
Finally my dealer has one in stock and has set it...

Finally my dealer has one in stock and has set it up as a demo. Will get to ride it today. :)


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Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 725,415
Posted By Telman
After test riding a Strada version, I have put a...

After test riding a Strada version, I have put a deposit on a Terra and will pick it up as soon as we get back from our holiday. :D
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 725,415
Posted By Telman
I have been in the market for a light duty dual...

I have been in the market for a light duty dual purpose bike for quite some time. Neither the Suzuki DR650 or Kawasaki KLR650 rocked my boat. The Yamaha XT660 in my view is too expensive (in...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,128,299
Posted By Telman
If my memory serves me correctly both the GS and...

If my memory serves me correctly both the GS and RT got the camhead engine in 2010. They were not a year apart. Seems to me a good chance that if BMW were to do that again they would release at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,128,299
Posted By Telman
R1200RT, that happened last time there was a...

R1200RT, that happened last time there was a major update to the GS
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2012, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5,505
Views: 965,814
Posted By Telman
Test rode the Explorer today, spent probably 90...

Test rode the Explorer today, spent probably 90 minutes all up. Throttle is a little sensitive but it took me less than 30 minutes or so and I did not even notice it. (I am used to a Speed Triple...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2012, 03:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,969
Posted By Telman
Don't forget riding style. In cross wind...

Don't forget riding style. In cross wind situations some riders tense right up, with stiff arms, every push from the wind is transmitted straight to the handlebars and causes the bike to change...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2012, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 606,308
Posted By Telman
I suspect my local dealer is a little gun shy. He...

I suspect my local dealer is a little gun shy. He is happy to sell me one but will not be putting one into stock, "...at this time." It is our dirt bike season at the moment, so typically they have a...
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,180
Views: 606,308
Posted By Telman
I would have thought the Crosstourer would have...

I would have thought the Crosstourer would have been perfect for the American market, more so than the 700X which we do not get in Aus. I know as soon I have unencumbered myself of one of the beasts...
Forum: Beasts 05-04-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 258
Views: 34,401
Posted By Telman
Harley Davidson Street Rod, entertaining but...

Harley Davidson Street Rod, entertaining but would not buy another Harley, out performs just about any other Harley currently available. (If you like corners) I can now say I have owned a Harley....
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 46
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Views: 3,425
Posted By Telman
I am trying not to be pedantic but your original...

I am trying not to be pedantic but your original post referred to motorcycle colours, not clothing worn by the rider.

I to have 38 years riding experience, only 10 of which were as a motorcycle...
Forum: Beasts 03-22-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 46
Ntx
Views: 3,425
Posted By Telman
I have been an accident investigator for over 30...

I have been an accident investigator for over 30 years. There really is no such thing as a "wrong" colour although I do agree black and grey can be more difficult to see in some conditions.
If we...
Forum: Beasts 02-13-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11,613
Views: 1,554,734
Posted By Telman
Nice write up. ...

Nice write up.

http://www.cycletorque.com.au/Moto-Guzzi-Stelvio-1200-8V-NTX/
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11,613
Views: 1,554,734
Posted By Telman
No the wheels are not options, there are two...

No the wheels are not options, there are two models. The NTX does not have the option of cast wheels. The 8V does not have optional spoked wheels. Unfortunately it has been determined that the US...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 13,433
Posted By Telman
Definitely get the last year of air/oil cooled. I...

Definitely get the last year of air/oil cooled. I am a great believer in the KISS principle. I would give the water-cooled models a couple of years at least. The current GS/A is on my list as a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,535
Posted By Telman
As a former motorcycle police officer our bikes...

As a former motorcycle police officer our bikes were personal issue in my department. No expense was spared with maintenance for fairly obvious reasons. Whilst they can get reasonably high mileage...
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 11,613
Views: 1,554,734
Posted By Telman
The latest 32 litre tanked NTX has been released...

The latest 32 litre tanked NTX has been released in Australia this month. I have been considering all of the current 1000+ adventure bikes for a little while, basically since I sold my Uly. The Guzzi...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 22,711
Posted By Telman
I went from the Uly to a Speed Triple. More...

I went from the Uly to a Speed Triple. More engine, just as upright and a lot of fun. A 1050 Tiger would also be a good choice. :D
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,092
Posted By Telman
Not sure a stock VTX could out drag a stock V-Rod...

Not sure a stock VTX could out drag a stock V-Rod anytime. The V-Rod certainly has amateur and professional drag results to back it. Remember there is a significant displacement difference between...
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