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Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By monoi
I'm fine, just a bruise, thanks for asking....

I'm fine, just a bruise, thanks for asking. That's why I didn't put it in face plant.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By monoi
Touratech engine bars on a 1200lc

Well, I have tested the bars this morning on a dusty London street, making me lose the rear.

I had a good look this lunchtime at the bike, and I cannot see anything other than scratched bars. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 02:14 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,081
Posted By monoi
Thank you. Looking at it yesterday, I was...

Thank you.

Looking at it yesterday, I was wondering whether the plug under the seat with 2 fuses on it would work?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 436,081
Posted By monoi
It's been said before but I have looked and...

It's been said before but I have looked and looked and I can't find it.

I need to install a Bluetooth module which needs a switched live feed.

Could someone point me to the post, thread or just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 386,792
Posted By monoi
Just went to look at the bike and realised what I...

Just went to look at the bike and realised what I was doing wrong, just as you say.

I'm an idiot.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 386,792
Posted By monoi
I wonder if someone has experienced this, or I'm...

I wonder if someone has experienced this, or I'm doing something wrong:

I have the oem GPS mount with BMW navigator. I had the cover in place for a few weeks because I don't need the gps often. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 386,792
Posted By monoi
Not a problem with the bike but the rider. ...

Not a problem with the bike but the rider.

I've been riding for more than 35 years without physical issues (other than the ones after the odd spill!), and took delivery of an LC back in June.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 426
Views: 80,337
Posted By monoi
I got touratech, easy to fit and looks good, plus...

I got touratech, easy to fit and looks good, plus point is stainless.

However, the upper bars won't fit with the oem aux led lights. I wanted uppers which is why I went TT over BMW. Only found...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 386,792
Posted By monoi
I meant front wheel bearing noise, because when...

I meant front wheel bearing noise, because when freewheeling the noise is still there so it is not the engine.

It is very noticeable, and I shall mention it at the 1st service.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 386,792
Posted By monoi
I don't know if its normal, but above 50ish mph,...

I don't know if its normal, but above 50ish mph, when decelarating, there is quite a lot of vibration coming through the running gear. It feels like a bearing not as tight as it should be. I AM NOT...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By monoi
Is it the bmw original one?

Is it the bmw original one?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By monoi
Put some grease in there, you can always wash it...

Put some grease in there, you can always wash it later when you get a new cap.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 386,792
Posted By monoi
Nope, just to be able to switch them on or off...

Nope, just to be able to switch them on or off when riding.

At the mo, they come on when I start the bike, and if I switch them off, they don't come back on until I turn off and on the ignition.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 386,792
Posted By monoi
Picked up LC on Monday. Yesterday, I noticed the...

Picked up LC on Monday. Yesterday, I noticed the aux lights would not come on with the switch. Only when turning on the ignition are they on. If I switch them off, they're not coming back on. Not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,146,957
Posted By monoi
The mounts on the BMW and triumph are metal alloy...

The mounts on the BMW and triumph are metal alloy of some kind.

Normally I don't mind a frame, but it was then and it is now. The OE solution is more elegant.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,146,957
Posted By monoi
I totally agree! Triumph has the same type of...

I totally agree! Triumph has the same type of fitting as BMW, surely it cannot be out of the realm of the possible to have aftermarket luggage manufacturer to make similar mountings?
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
I'm not worried about that, in my experience,...

I'm not worried about that, in my experience, Aprilia bikes are well made, bar a few details. When speaking to friends with Japanese bikes, all is not perfect either. If the service is good, I can be...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
Not tragic, traffic!

Not tragic, traffic!
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
The KTM is a monster, but not as daunting as it...

The KTM is a monster, but not as daunting as it looks. The capo is no slouch, mind.

To me, the suspension on both did not feel that different from my buell Ulysses. Indeed, I was expecting it to...
Forum: Beasts 04-18-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
Tested the new capo last weekend, alongside the...

Tested the new capo last weekend, alongside the KTM 1190.

Very disappointed. Maybe I was expecting too much of the active suspension, but taking a speed bump makes the rear jolt you in the air...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
Done all that, got the tshirt, bottom line I want...

Done all that, got the tshirt, bottom line I want to be comfortable. I refuse to believe that in 2013, the technology or know how to make an aerodynamically efficient windscreen doesn't exist. It...
Forum: Beasts 03-28-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
The one thing I'm hoping I won't be too...

The one thing I'm hoping I won't be too disappointed with is the wind protection and buffeting. I tried all sorts with my etv, and it was never very good. Not a problem in town obviously, but I do...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
If it had a shaft, I would have paid the deposit...

If it had a shaft, I would have paid the deposit already. As it is, the Beemer and triumph are in the running too.

Even a belt would be better (I ride an uly at the moment).
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
That is the reaction I was hoping for!!

That is the reaction I was hoping for!!
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
Heated grips are available as accessory. ...

Heated grips are available as accessory.

That said, if their main market is Italy, maybe the need for those is not that important there.

I would have thought though that accessories would be a...
Forum: Beasts 03-27-2013, 09:01 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
Well, I have a test ride on the 13th April...

Well, I have a test ride on the 13th April booked, KTM 1190 and caponord back to back.

I promised myself I would never get a chain drive bike again but...

Having owned a etv1000 for 5 years...
Forum: Beasts 03-20-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 30,222
Posted By monoi
Only downsides mentioned from those French...

Only downsides mentioned from those French reports: possibly the fuel consumption and the finish with cables and hoses which could be better hidden. No mention of fuelling issues at low rpms.
...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,373
Posted By monoi
They're both awesome bikes. The triumph has...

They're both awesome bikes.

The triumph has got optional heated seats.

The GS has electronic suspension.

It's pretty cool to have that kind of choice! And we don't even mention KTM, Aprilia,...
Forum: Ride reports 11-23-2012, 07:20 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 95,022
Posted By monoi
Hi Joe, I was in Madagascar in September and...

Hi Joe,

I was in Madagascar in September and again in October, as it is such a great country. Very poor but friendly people.


There are plenty of places to go to, but if I was to recommend one...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6,182
Views: 1,280,803
Posted By monoi
It looks the business, but 20l tank and a chain...

It looks the business, but 20l tank and a chain drive kills it for me.

Notwithstanding servicing costs
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,540
Posted By monoi
Hang on. You got a ticket ?!? The...

Hang on.

You got a ticket ?!?

The other guy drives off ?

You guys find that normal ?
Forum: Face plant 05-15-2006, 07:36 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,015
Posted By monoi
Oh well, it is interesting that NONE of you has...

Oh well, it is interesting that NONE of you has anything to say but "I saw this" or "this happened to me". This does not address the issue again which is that we are still talking at the margin, ie...
Forum: Face plant 05-12-2006, 09:56 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,015
Posted By monoi
Rob H, I might be a squid but you are welcome any...

Rob H, I might be a squid but you are welcome any day to come and ride with me in London, UK and see how long you last. Not long is my guess if thats the best you can come up with. At least, I had to...
Forum: Face plant 05-11-2006, 06:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,952
Posted By monoi
Maybe I misunderstand the blurb, but instead of...

Maybe I misunderstand the blurb, but instead of "speed kills", how about "a SUV pulls out into traffic without looking"?

Or does pulling out in traffic means something else in the states ?

It...
Forum: Face plant 05-05-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 8,015
Posted By monoi
Looks like I will be the one to spoil the self...

Looks like I will be the one to spoil the self congratulations of "boy, dont we know better than those idiots" brigade. I am sure none of you drink, smoke or is one of those fat people with diabetes...
Forum: Face plant 02-17-2006, 06:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,846
Posted By monoi
As for the insurance going up because of helmet...

As for the insurance going up because of helmet less riders, just think for a second about what you are saying.

You are typical of the type of people who just sprouts idiocies against the right...
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By monoi
Have to agree with this. If all you've learned is...

Have to agree with this. If all you've learned is that you should be ATGATT or should not lock your wheels whilst leaning in a turn, then you will crash again.

Slow in, fast out.
Forum: Beasts 01-10-2006, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,766
Posted By monoi
Its not illogical, the rallye raid is a great...

Its not illogical, the rallye raid is a great bike compared to the KTM, which is also a great bike.

I tried KTM and Aprilia and got myself an ABS capo, which is the same look as the raid, without...
Forum: Face plant 01-03-2006, 07:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,444
Posted By monoi
Glad you're ok. I have said it before, my...

Glad you're ok.

I have said it before, my 10yrs of judo when I was young has saved my bacon more than once, by teaching me how to fall, and making it into a reflex action, even if I have not...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2005, 04:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By monoi
Caponord is the way to go ! Try...

Caponord is the way to go !

Try http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15 if you have any questions
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