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Forum: Australia 01-02-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 5,456
Views: 331,033
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
You shouldn't have any trouble with that section...

You shouldn't have any trouble with that section (usual rain disclaimer).
I've done it on a 1200GS and stayed upright.
There is one slightly steep short climb.
There is sometimes a mud puddle on...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Ignition Timing Question after engine transplant

A question for the techies out there.
A few months back I drowned my 07 1200GS which did serious engine damage.
My mechanic's solution was to source and fit a replacement engine from an 08 bike....
Forum: Australia 06-03-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,313
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Hi Gagan :wave I think we shared a motel room...

Hi Gagan :wave
I think we shared a motel room at Port Lincoln on the last GS Safari.
I've just ridden from Canberra to Perth on my 07 12GS as the first bit of a lap.
I'll do a ride report later....
Forum: Australia 05-05-2012, 07:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,834
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
By the way, here is a photo of the new permanent...

By the way, here is a photo of the new permanent snorkel.
The end can be hooked above the headlight for crossings.
And strangely, it hasn't affected the running at all.
I've also raised the crank...
Forum: Australia 05-05-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,581
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
That's terrible news. What a sad loss to us all.

That's terrible news.
What a sad loss to us all.
Forum: Australia 05-05-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,834
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Thanks for that DRTrev. I wish I could have...

Thanks for that DRTrev.
I wish I could have been there to add my applause.
I don't stop telling people about their generosity.
It still blows me away and everyone I mention it to.
In fact I...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 22,535
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
I'd like to but I'm taking off for a 2 month...

I'd like to but I'm taking off for a 2 month coastal lap from May 19 to mid July.
I'll probably book the safari on May 1, do the lap and then see what is happening on all the relevant fronts (bike,...
Forum: Australia 04-13-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5,456
Views: 331,033
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Choose your riding buddies carefully and always...

Choose your riding buddies carefully and always sleep with your pants on :evil
Forum: Australia 03-29-2012, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Question Season start for Round Oz Trip

I have been planning a coastal lap of our wide brown land for July and August on the 12GS.
From the work perspective it may be better for me to bring it forward to May and June.
Has anyone done a...
Forum: Vendors 03-28-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 918,782
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
I have now got mine working and tested them...

I have now got mine working and tested them briefly in my street which is pretty dark.
Admittedly I only have 3500 lumens but I think the dark well in the centre of the field of vision you talk...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
I bought Wilbers for my 07 12GS a couple of years...

I bought Wilbers for my 07 12GS a couple of years ago.
After about a year the remote preload reservoir connection sprung a leak and the oil escaped.
The importer replaced the reservoir under...
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,967
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Not easy to say. I did notice that the chest...

Not easy to say. I did notice that the chest pocket zip was 3 or 4 mm from being totally done up but the flap should take care of that. I ride a 12GS with a screen so the wind blast at chest level...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2012, 07:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,163
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Some nice shots there :thumb Might have got a...

Some nice shots there :thumb
Might have got a little interesting if you had gone down that slip.
Still the DRZ is nice and light.
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,967
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
This happened to me too although the leakage was...

This happened to me too although the leakage was also in the chest area of my Traverse jacket as well as the crutch of the pants.
I rode in heavy rain for around 100klm.
I did the Nikwax thing...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 918,782
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
I used this method last night on my 07 12GS. It...

I used this method last night on my 07 12GS.
It was made a little more difficult because I have a Touratech dash panel with power outlets.
This meant removing the screen, instruments and dash...
Forum: Vendors 03-26-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,967
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
+ 1 to the question "Should a Nikwax proofing...

+ 1 to the question "Should a Nikwax proofing treatment be done after each Nikwax Techwash?"
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2012, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 918,782
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Many thanks for that Tallguy. That looks like...

Many thanks for that Tallguy.
That looks like a good solution.
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 4,216
Views: 918,782
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Question Where to tap in to high beam circuit on 1200GS

I have installed a flood and spot, switch and dash light on my 07 1200GS.
I will be using a 5 pin relay as per an earlier post on this thread.
My only question is where to tap in to the high beam...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,429
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
I've just done that. I put a GSA tank and...

I've just done that.
I put a GSA tank and engine bars on my 07 GS.
So I now have a low light GSA with GS steering.
I've also added Wilbers shocks to improve handling, maintainability and...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Agreed. But there are safer ways than wire rope...

Agreed.
But there are safer ways than wire rope barriers.
While we're on the subject roadside signs etc should be mounted on forgiving or frangible posts too, not steel.

This is from WA Main...
Forum: Australia 03-08-2012, 02:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
So do concrete barriers and they don't julienne...

So do concrete barriers and they don't julienne fallen riders.
Forum: Australia 03-07-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,456
Views: 331,033
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
I'm thinking I might put the tourances back on...

I'm thinking I might put the tourances back on the unsubmarine for a while.
No point wearing out the Karoos when there aren't many dirt roads open.
Forum: Australia 03-06-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Is Bronnie still keen on offroad riding?

Is Bronnie still keen on offroad riding?
Forum: Australia 03-06-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
On the course I did the instructor was Steve...

On the course I did the instructor was Steve Pritchard aka "Mental".
He was a good and very effective instructor and put us through a series of drills which really helped me get my head around a big...
Forum: Australia 03-06-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
This might end up as an offroad rowing adventure...

This might end up as an offroad rowing adventure course :D

I did this course about 3 years ago near Nelligen NSW.
It rained the whole time so we had a lot of practice in mud and on slippery...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,885
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
I take your point about lack of tether cable and...

I take your point about lack of tether cable and the sound on the ATC leaves a lot to be desired.
But a cracked lens can be repaired.
I just had mine done under warranty.
I thought at first...
Forum: Australia 02-29-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,439
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Yes I sometimes wear a Fox pressure suit under my...

Yes I sometimes wear a Fox pressure suit under my Traverse in which I have put my old DriRider CE armour (D30 is out of stock with Adventuremoto).
I originally intended to wear the Fox or CE but it...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,066
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Two Waterproof Solutions I have tried

The Conventional Design
I bought the Re'vit Cayenne Pro jacket and pants about 9 months ago.
I'd compared it with the BMW equivalent and it looked every bit as good.
And it is.
It performs very...
Forum: Australia 02-23-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Hadn't seen that one but I occasionally buy a...

Hadn't seen that one but I occasionally buy a pommie one called Adventure Bike Rider.
They seem write a lot about mud riding :rofl
Just kidding, it isn't a bad mag and they do some good gear...
Forum: Australia 02-22-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
No worries Steve. I'm not planning on leaving...

No worries Steve.
I'm not planning on leaving until July at this stage, and it is depending on the work situation.
Which route are you planning for the Cairns trip?
Forum: Australia 02-21-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
The death and reincarnation of a 1200GS to a GSA

Here are some shots of what turned out to be the last ride of the yellow unsubmarine in her GS incarnation

At Maccas Queanbeyan

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j467/Richpass/9f581e74.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 685
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Yep, just swapped the tank on my 07 GS for an 07...

Yep, just swapped the tank on my 07 GS for an 07 GSA tank.
The mechanic couldn't make the GSA gauge work, it just showed empty, so he put my GS gauge in which starts the range count down from 75k at...
Forum: Australia 02-17-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,874
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Damper. Look it up.

Damper. Look it up.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,263
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
The Unsubmarine Poll

This poll is to try and work out how water resistant the 1200GS/GSA is.
Forum: Australia 02-10-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Yes, yes and yes. If you do get water in the...

Yes, yes and yes.

If you do get water in the airbox you will almost certainly have water in the sump if you haven't moved the crankcase breather connection higher up the side of the airbox as...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Thanks for the thoughts GS. Yes the air...

Thanks for the thoughts GS.

Yes the air intake has a poorly thought out design for an adventure bike.
I have a snorkel extension which I will fit for every crossing from now on.
To be on the...
Forum: Australia 02-10-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Yes either that or a bank angle cut out switch...

Yes either that or a bank angle cut out switch like some sports bikes have which you don't even have to think about. But of course it won't cut out if the bike is upright when it goes under.

As...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2012, 03:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Thanks Touser. Bendethera was for 1 weekend 3...

Thanks Touser.
Bendethera was for 1 weekend 3 weeks ago.
With the rain like it's been today, Bendethera would be out of the question for me on the GS even without the crossings.
But we are...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
The motor didn't cope very well I'm afraid, Viz. ...

The motor didn't cope very well I'm afraid, Viz.
Not just permanent damage, terminal.
Never to run again apparently.
The mechanic says the motor is rooted.

It seems that a 1200GS will continue...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2012, 02:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,124
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Thanks for the kind thoughts Fati :flip ...

Thanks for the kind thoughts Fati :flip

Thing is at 5 10 I'm not that short.
And I've got longish legs for my height.
Before the John Moorehouse seat mod I could flatfoot the GS.
Even after it...
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