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Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1,763
Views: 642,463
Posted By Red King
Northern Sweden

Taken a few days back on a forest trail in the middle of no where in Northern Sweden...

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u315/RuairiMoore/GS%20Offroad/photo.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 12:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Red King
Thumb Thanks guys, I did a bit more detailed searching...

Thanks guys, I did a bit more detailed searching through some older threads and found that some use the bypass for many miles with no issues. Just wanted to confirm :)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By Red King
Switch poles on the pump

My control card failed yesterday. I made my own bypass cable and it still didn't start initially. I switched the poles (reverse + and -) feed to the pump and made it run backwards for a little bit....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Red King
Question Failed Fuel Control Card - Bypass Question

Hi All,
So my trusty '05 R12GS died today. After a quick troubleshoot I found that the fuel control card is dead. I did a bit of reading up here and saw that some (as a temp solution) bypassed the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By Red King
Child Safety on the GS

Hi All,
Just curious, but have any of you guys used a safety seat or harness while your kids ride pillion? My 6 year old son really wants to take some trips with me (short ones) and I have all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,459
Posted By Red King
If you have two bikes with center stands, then...

If you have two bikes with center stands, then put them back to back on the stands with the rear wheels touching. The 'dead' bike should be in 3rd or 4th but with clutch depressed and the 'good' bike...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
Ooops! Looks like it is too long? It was a great...

Ooops! Looks like it is too long? It was a great clip from the hotel to the start of the Kola Highway. Will see what i can do.
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 10:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
Actually nothing negative to report at all :) ...

Actually nothing negative to report at all :)
It all adds up to the Russian experience. The Salla to Murmansk route is very popular with bikers. We past a very large group of GS'rs on our way back...
Forum: Europe 11-27-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
:lol3 Kul! :wave

:lol3
Kul!
:wave
Forum: Europe 11-27-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
Hi Mark, Another expat here. Blocket is...

Hi Mark,
Another expat here. Blocket is generally the best place to look. Yep, bikes are expensive here :deal. The riding season is short here so it reckon with a longer screen on the GS you should...
Forum: Europe 11-27-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
Another Swirish Ride Report - Red King and Jochen

Enjoy :D

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744812
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
Day 6 – The journey home

Nothing much to report on this day as it was just eating miles on some back roads.
The next morning the clouds were brewing something nasty. We decided to head off reasonably early (11am). Once we...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
Day 5 – Murmansk to Luleĺ 1000km +

I found this map on the web that pretty much accurately charts our route home through Russia.

http://test.barentsroad.org/Trailsofwar/content/bilder/russia.gif
We started at 07:00am. We did not...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
Day 4 – Murmansk

We got up late-ish at about 9am, had breakfast and decided to take a walk around the city. We were ready to soak it all in and experience life in Russia. I got to say we were a little disappointed....
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
yeah cheers mate. I have it all written up, just...

yeah cheers mate. I have it all written up, just waiting for videos to upload to YouTube and the rst of the trip will be up shortly :D
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
Day 3 – Ivalo to Murmansk 300kms

We set off early at about 06:30, it was a short hop to the border (about 20 minutes) but we had to dodge several herds of reindeer on the roads. They are quite possible the thickest animal on the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
Day 2 – Pajala (Sweden) to Ivalo (Finland) 350-500 kms (not sure)

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u315/RuairiMoore/Murmansk%202011/pajalatoivalo.jpg

We woke up to great weather and made short work of packing our gear and heading off. A short jaunt brought us...
Forum: Ride reports 11-27-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,858
Posted By Red King
Swirish invasion of Russia - Pics and Video

Ok, so this report is 4 months overdue and I owe Jocke a big apology for the tardiness! Me and Jocke started to plan this trip earlier in the year and did this trip at the end of July this Summer and...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,035
Posted By Red King
Ok, since I started the thread, I may as well...

Ok, since I started the thread, I may as well give feedback on the tyre. I fitted the rear in June and rode a good mix of 25% gravel, 25% bad surfaced black-top and 50% normal black-top. In total I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,864
Posted By Red King
Take a look here: ...

Take a look here:

http://www.dubbex.se/gallery_30.html



//Red
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By Red King
Spare Parts

Hi Folks,
I came across an 2005 R12GS that is being parted out in a town close to me. I figure it may be a good opportunity to stock up on some common wear and tear parts and perhaps also some 'save...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By Red King
A bit of duct tape should sort that out :D ...

A bit of duct tape should sort that out :D

Wouldn't worry about it. There are plenty of breakers and scrap yards that you can source the part from.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,435
Posted By Red King
bought direct from JVB and no customs issues...

bought direct from JVB and no customs issues entering Ireland.
Forum: Europe 05-19-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
oki, The email to the Russian hotel bounced! I...

oki,
The email to the Russian hotel bounced! I will try to ring them in the morning.As regards being arrested...... sounds like a good idea to avoid that. Don't fancy sharing a cell with 'Bubbaski'...
Forum: Europe 05-19-2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
Murmansk Trip 2011

Hej Jochen,
Your route looks good to me. I will try to find roads maps for that part of Russia and get an idea of road quality etc..

It look like a 2 day trip each way to me. I also looked at the...
Forum: Europe 05-19-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
Hej, Sorry just saw your post now! I live in...

Hej,
Sorry just saw your post now! I live in Övik if you every fancy a coffee and a spin.

PM me for contact details. Also me and Jochen will hopefully meet up on Saturday for a High Coast jaunt...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2011, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 559
Posted By Red King
yep... oily pads create no friction worth...

yep... oily pads create no friction worth speaking of. 100 bucks for new pads and swapping them out is pricey though!

However, you should not see any wobbling of the brake caliper and pads? That...
Forum: Europe 05-17-2011, 04:23 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
Hej Jochen, Are there any other takers for this...

Hej Jochen,
Are there any other takers for this Murmansk trip? If we are going to get this off the ground we will need to start planning now, especially for the paperwork and visas etc.

I will...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2011, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,134
Posted By Red King
My H&B crash bars came with my '05 when I got it...

My H&B crash bars came with my '05 when I got it new. They started rusting after a few months. Two years ago the rust became a little more noticeable at the welds so I sandblasted, primed and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By Red King
I have no experience with Jesse bags but did fit...

I have no experience with Jesse bags but did fit two full size SW Motech alu-panniers. Normally they are fitted with the LHS bracket being wider than the RHS bracket thus giving the bike a lop sided...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,185
Posted By Red King
Sounds like you know your stuff when it comes to...

Sounds like you know your stuff when it comes to dirt riding. It just takes a little adjusting to the size and weight. It is not as 'flippable' as a 250 or 450 but it is a hell of a lot of fun!!!...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,690
Posted By Red King
Had the same issue on my 05 R12. The dealer...

Had the same issue on my 05 R12. The dealer replaced slave cylinder, changed gear oil, pulled the FD out and several other expensive service tasks. Nothing solved the problem. I lived with it for...
Forum: Europe 04-04-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
Hi Jochen, Just checked and you need...

Hi Jochen,
Just checked and you need 'confirmation' from the hotel, i.e. reservation details etc.. when you submit your visa application to the embassy in Stockholm.

"If Individual Travel:...
Forum: Europe 04-03-2011, 02:45 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
Yep, looks like a group trip to Ireland is off...

Yep, looks like a group trip to Ireland is off the cards :cry Although with my current work-travel schedule it may be hard tio get a full 2 weeks to do it this year.

I may be interested in the...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,035
Posted By Red King
:eek1

:eek1
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,035
Posted By Red King
I have at least another 4 weeks before all the...

I have at least another 4 weeks before all the snow and ice here in North East Sweden is gone, so will wait until then and hopefully the Scout rear will be available then. If not, I will try the Full...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,035
Posted By Red King
Anyone heard of these tyres before? "Full Bore USA"

Doing a quick search to see if my Heidenau rear tyre can be obtained (yet) and came across these:
http://ssl.delti.com/tyre-pictures/FullBoreUSA/M-40AdventureSport.jpg

Link is here:...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-09-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,019
Posted By Red King
Yeah but don't forget the Irish!!

Yeah but don't forget the Irish!!
Forum: Europe 02-09-2011, 02:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,310
Posted By Red King
Howdy

Hi Folks,
Wow, started this thread when I was still living in Ireland a few years back. Now based in Sweden. I will be organising a trip from Northern Sweden to Ireland with a few Swedish riders in...
Forum: Europe 02-09-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 17,247
Posted By Red King
Swirish in South Africa

Hej Alla
Been a while since I was last here. Just been on a trip to SA

Trip report can be found here
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=658334...
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