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Forum: Australia Today, 03:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,029
Posted By farqhuar
Looks like they would only work with tubeless -...

Looks like they would only work with tubeless - photo shows a sensor installed on the inner of the rim "inside" of the valve stem.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
Yes I worked out my fuel consumption was 35km/L...

Yes I worked out my fuel consumption was 35km/L Wayne.

First time it happened I was astonished, second time I was pleasantly surprised. Basically sitting on 90kmh for extended periods on a mix of...
Forum: Australia 03-27-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By farqhuar
How's the Merriwa road by comparison? Did that 3...

How's the Merriwa road by comparison? Did that 3 years back at 2AM driving non-stop from Melbourne to Coffs in my S2000, and it was a whole lot of fun.
Forum: Australia 03-27-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 801
Posted By farqhuar
Agreed, but the "Shinkansen" isn't very "shin"...

Agreed, but the "Shinkansen" isn't very "shin" (new) any more - it's been operational for over 50 years.

Puts life into perspective doesn't it? :D

As for sake! :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
Hmm, I'd check that hand for even temperedness...

Hmm, I'd check that hand for even temperedness then. :wink:

On multiple occasions I have gotten close to 300 miles out of a tank - 230 before hitting reserve - albeit during relatively low speed...
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 611,068
Posted By farqhuar
Yep, absolutely correct. Sorry Kantuck, I...

Yep, absolutely correct.

Sorry Kantuck, I guess I based that on a typical Aussie work week of 5 days. I'm glad I don't live in the US if 7 days a week is typical. :wink: :lol3 :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 03-26-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
Whenever I switch to reserve (on any bike) I...

Whenever I switch to reserve (on any bike) I automatically slow down. At 55-60mph you should easily be able to travel 60 miles on reserve.
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 611,068
Posted By farqhuar
300 miles a day is a hell of a commute, you'd...

300 miles a day is a hell of a commute, you'd think she would move closer to her work. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
4 litres reserve, which is just over 1 US gallon....

4 litres reserve, which is just over 1 US gallon. There are less than 3 gallons before you reach reserve.
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
That's very expensive, BMW Australia only charged...

That's very expensive, BMW Australia only charged me half that price for the first service. That's also very surprising as Australian prices are typically double the U.S. price for most bike and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
You could be on to something. Since my last...

You could be on to something. Since my last service (at which I advised BMW of the stalling problem) I have not had any further stalling.

Having said that, I have only ridden the bike 6 times (my...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,233
Posted By farqhuar
Sounds fair enough, but I guess my question is...

Sounds fair enough, but I guess my question is that if a "food safe" water container is also effective as a fuel container why do they charge such a premium for the fuel container.
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 26,233
Posted By farqhuar
Anyone know the difference between the Rotopax...

Anyone know the difference between the Rotopax petrol, diesel and water containers apart from the colour and the price?

I'm betting they are the same and any one can be used for any other purpose....
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,754
Posted By farqhuar
I'm coming down to the same options. BMW gave me...

I'm coming down to the same options. BMW gave me a 700 as a courtesy bike a month back when Sertao was in for service. I really liked it but bang for the buck I think the base strom is way ahead of...
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,754
Posted By farqhuar
Had a look at it at PS Ringwood yesterday and...

Had a look at it at PS Ringwood yesterday and will test ride Friday if I can spare the time.

Basically the XT is just a regular strom but with a beak and spoked wheels - no hand guards, no bigger...
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
I wish it was that simple Wayne. :wink:

I wish it was that simple Wayne. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 611,068
Posted By farqhuar
In my experience it is a temporary fix. It will...

In my experience it is a temporary fix. It will resolve the problem in the short term, but in a couple of days to a week the problem will recur again.

When it happens again there is no guarantee...
Forum: Australia 03-17-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 258,198
Posted By farqhuar
Seems like family camping gear rather than light...

Seems like family camping gear rather than light weight stuff that you would carry on the bike. There's usually another camping sale during the year which focuses more on individual gear.

3 in 1...
Forum: Thumpers 03-16-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
Murat, yes, I have the same problem. Please see...

Murat, yes, I have the same problem. Please see my posts above and WayneC's replies. I am yet to determine what the problem is caused by but it seems obvious that there is either a problem with an...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By farqhuar
Did it on my Burgman without difficulty 6 years...

Did it on my Burgman without difficulty 6 years ago - you should be fine on a GS.
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20,097
Views: 2,420,574
Posted By farqhuar
Is this why KLR riders always carry a milk crate?

Is this why KLR riders always carry a milk crate?
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
BMS-E Wayne.

BMS-E Wayne.
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 869
Posted By farqhuar
Not a bad road but still a track, Barry Way is...

Not a bad road but still a track, Barry Way is much more of an all seasons road by comparison.
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
I agree re the 30 secs Wayne, I spent 35 years...

I agree re the 30 secs Wayne, I spent 35 years working in IT and know how long to wait between reboots.

However, that doesn't change the fact that often my bike will start - but immediately...
Forum: Thumpers 03-15-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
Nothing weird there, unfortunately, from my...

Nothing weird there, unfortunately, from my experience with the Sertao / standard GS650, it sounds pretty typical.

Consensus opinion seems to be that BMW has overly leaned out the standard FI...
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,100
Posted By farqhuar
Hi Max, I'm not far from Box Hill so happy to do...

Hi Max, I'm not far from Box Hill so happy to do that for you.

Drop me a PM with details
Forum: Australia 03-15-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 833
Posted By farqhuar
A few tips. Carry helmet on board as carry...

A few tips.

Carry helmet on board as carry on baggage - have personally done this at least a dozen times (domestic and international) without problem.

Licence, just get an IDP before you leave...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 2,041
Views: 258,198
Posted By farqhuar
Go into a store and collect a catalogue, or...

Go into a store and collect a catalogue, or better still, move to a suburb where you get the catalogue home delivered by your local junk mail deliverer. :wink:
Forum: Australia 03-14-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 504,605
Posted By farqhuar
Please don't, that brings back raging memories of...

Please don't, that brings back raging memories of next morning thumping headaches that I really didn't need reminding of. :eek1 :huh :lol3

If I recall correctly (which is hard, considering I...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By farqhuar
Just out of interest can you post details of your...

Just out of interest can you post details of your route? I'm guessing Oodnadatta track and Tanami, but what else?
Forum: Australia 03-14-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By farqhuar
Done that, and similar motorcycle journeys, many...

Done that, and similar motorcycle journeys, many times.

Take out regular travel insurance for belongings and health. Forget about bike insurance.
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
Here's another opinion, 21 months ago I did a...

Here's another opinion, 21 months ago I did a Simpson desert crossing on my KLR running D606s front and rear. I ran the tyres at stock pressure before dropping them to around 10psi - big improvement....
Forum: Australia 03-13-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 3,414
Views: 504,605
Posted By farqhuar
"Diddling her snub-nose" - I love it! :lol3:lol3...

"Diddling her snub-nose" - I love it! :lol3:lol3 :rofl

One of the best euphemisms I've heard in a long while. Up there with double clicking the mouse. :wink: :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,809
Posted By farqhuar
You sound like an angry young (or old) man. No...

You sound like an angry young (or old) man. No myths presented by me in my post, read it again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,809
Posted By farqhuar
You must have done that trip around the same time...

You must have done that trip around the same time I did mine. :lol3

In Malaysia, I was forbidden to wear my full face around town. On the open road was fine but you had to take it off as soon as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,809
Posted By farqhuar
Err, so that you can see things that are...

Err, so that you can see things that are otherwise obscured by the chinbar of the helmet - why else? :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 611,068
Posted By farqhuar
Hey 'Roz, you'll find the answers you want here...

Hey 'Roz, you'll find the answers you want here http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747861&highlight=g650&page=553 in the Sertao thread.

In short, yes, you will need an extended brake...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,073
Posted By farqhuar
That's because this was originally a US based...

That's because this was originally a US based hoax Neil and someone local has received it from the US. In the good ole USA you are charged for both outbound and inbound calls. :wink:

Oh, by the...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4,712
Views: 611,068
Posted By farqhuar
Wow, you really have "sinned" breaking all those...

Wow, you really have "sinned" breaking all those Chinese laws, and I thought I was bad. :lol3

Sounds like a brilliant journey, you really racked up the miles there - what sort of stimulants do you...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 8,508
Views: 1,176,676
Posted By farqhuar
Pity you didn't advertise the links earlier, (or...

Pity you didn't advertise the links earlier, (or I didn't delay my purchase :wink:) I would have taken them.

What made you change your mind about them?
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