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Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,989
Posted By raider
I have no doubt that Australian margins on each...

I have no doubt that Australian margins on each bike sold are higher, but there is some context to this.

Firstly, the Federal Government, in its wisdom, refuses to accept that if a motor vehicle...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By raider
I liked the olive, but I have recently retired...

I liked the olive, but I have recently retired from full time military service and remain a reservist. If I turned up to base on an olive drab bike, I'd get laughed at harder than if I wore those...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 256,763
Posted By raider
You can't fit the panniers without the locks, as...

You can't fit the panniers without the locks, as I understand it. My lock-less panniers are still sitting at my dealer a month later.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,989
Posted By raider
That sounds really crappy, sorry. Like you...

That sounds really crappy, sorry.

Like you I'm stuck with a local dealer thanks to geography. The jury is out on how good they are: mixed results so far. My last dealer was excellent, remembered...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By raider
Lots of reports over in Parallel Universe, it's a...

Lots of reports over in Parallel Universe, it's a popular choice on the F8.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,989
Posted By raider
I do have a mate in bike retail - he sells...

I do have a mate in bike retail - he sells Triumph, Aprilia, Guzzi, Vespa/Piaggio and Hyosung.

He makes more dollars from a $5k Hyosung GT250 than from a $30k Triumph Trophy.

Given how...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,989
Posted By raider
I'm not sure you read or understood everything I...

I'm not sure you read or understood everything I had to say. I agree you should be treated like the "last cookie". My point was that walking away from that treatment for the sake of a couple hundred...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,989
Posted By raider
BMW franchise agreements include a "floor price"...

BMW franchise agreements include a "floor price" clause in every market where that is legal, to avoid nearby dealerships having to compete with each other and protect the value of the franchise.
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,542
Posted By raider
Wow. For the sorts of roads we have around here,...

Wow. For the sorts of roads we have around here, which swap between gravel and shitty bitumen seal and back every few minutes for hundreds of miles, I'll use 28/28. On pure unsealed trips I might...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By raider
first new bike

Sure. Have a read of this tutorial and see if it helps: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919

Edit: Oops, this is an old page that shows how to attach images as Option 1. You can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By raider
There's actually a KTM part that you can use. I...

There's actually a KTM part that you can use. I think the part number is "950SE" :)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,810
Posted By raider
I don't know, my friend. I said you get pannier...

I don't know, my friend. I said you get pannier racks. You said you don't unless you order an option pack. I said I didn't know you could do that yet. You confirm you can't.

I'm not sure how a la...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,810
Posted By raider
Ok, didn't realise there were lower mounts...

Ok, didn't realise there were lower mounts missing. Also wasn't aware you guys were yet able to order a la carte bikes without the options packages. Most of the world is still being supplied launch...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,810
Posted By raider
I'm sure you know this, but although the GSAW...

I'm sure you know this, but although the GSAW comes with racks for the alloy bags, it also has the mounts for the plastic luggage like the regular GSW. As part of the extra cost you get the option to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,660
Posted By raider
Not really... Hottest capital city in Australia...

Not really... Hottest capital city in Australia in summer.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 98,668
Posted By raider
Is the Karoo 3 available in different load...

Is the Karoo 3 available in different load ratings, and possibly the wrong one was used? That's the only thing I can think of except blatant lies from Metzeler.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,660
Posted By raider
It was 43C when I last did this - leaving them in...

It was 43C when I last did this - leaving them in the sun would have melted the tread! However, the above tale is from the 140/80 rear on my F800. I believe the 150/70 size is a bit easier but...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,660
Posted By raider
I've had the same experience as you. The only...

I've had the same experience as you. The only sure-fire way to get them on easily is give up after six hours of sweating, straps, clamps and irons and call a friend to come and try The World's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,839
Posted By raider
I got my bike a month ago and still don't have...

I got my bike a month ago and still don't have panniers or a GPS!

But if they have those parts in stock, I'd imagine realistically there's a couple of hours' work in there if they do it all at...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,839
Posted By raider
Depends how much they want your business. If you...

Depends how much they want your business. If you order them with a new bike, which requires crate assembly and a pre-delivery service, I'd feel short-changed paying for labour for any of those things...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,809
Posted By raider
I know. I bloody had one - a really clean 1995 -...

I know. I bloody had one - a really clean 1995 - and sold it in 2002 for basically nothing. Couldn't buy it back now for less than $8k, even if I found one for sale :(
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 902
Posted By raider
I thought it was a Suzuki:...

I thought it was a Suzuki: http://www.suzukicycles.org/photos/GS/GS1200SS/2001_GS1200SS_r-s_side_420.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,660
Posted By raider
Another thing to consider when evaluating tyre...

Another thing to consider when evaluating tyre wear is that most riders, but not all, will consider their knobbies "worn out" when the tread depth is probably still deeper than the tread on a brand...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,660
Posted By raider
The GSW rear can be replaced by a 150/70-17.

The GSW rear can be replaced by a 150/70-17.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,809
Posted By raider
I know this isn't an airhead forum, but the R100R...

I know this isn't an airhead forum, but the R100R "Classic" was an R100GS with street clothes on.

That said you're best off buying what you want to start with, even if you have to buy an older...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 1,110
Views: 256,763
Posted By raider
I got three - two metal, one plastic. Edit:...

I got three - two metal, one plastic.

Edit: One of the two metal keys is flashier than the other.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By raider
No, save that for the parts counter when you find...

No, save that for the parts counter when you find out what any replacement parts you need will cost.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By raider
Short version: If you've never owned a (let's...

Short version: If you've never owned a (let's admit it, ageing) used bike, don't expect an 1150 to be a cheap, no-downside alternative to a new 1200.

There are lots of great and valid reasons to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,054
Posted By raider
You're over-thinking it. Every off-road 4-wheeler...

You're over-thinking it. Every off-road 4-wheeler ever made has a massive radiator at the front. Mine (Nissan Patrol) has a massive radiator, plus the air-con heat exchanger, plus the intercooler,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,542
Posted By raider
That is interesting. My report is based on...

That is interesting. My report is based on TKC80s, they must have a different profile again to the Anakees.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By raider
My guess is they don't leave it parked all night.

My guess is they don't leave it parked all night.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 15,542
Posted By raider
Now I have enough miles on my 1200 to see rear...

Now I have enough miles on my 1200 to see rear tread wear, I think the 170 is too wide and flat anyway. With only 700km on the bike I'm still being ginger with my lean angles and corner speed, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By raider
Hmmm... I have faith. It will start.

Hmmm... I have faith. It will start.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,380
Posted By raider
Was your bike simply parked and turned off?...

Was your bike simply parked and turned off? Plugged into a tender? Where did the electrical current to start a fire come from?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,118
Posted By raider
If the only reason you have for removing it is to...

If the only reason you have for removing it is to stop it falling off, let down both tyres before your next ride in case you get a puncture.

I took mine off for the looks then instantly re-fitted...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By raider
First new bike hey? Congratulations on the...

First new bike hey? Congratulations on the purchase, and excellent choice!

Now, Murphy has a rule with new motorcycles that, the more they are cherished and loved, the more eager he is to mar its...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,156
Posted By raider
The purpose is to satisfy the regulations in...

The purpose is to satisfy the regulations in various countries that require all motor vehicles have one. Same as the cruise control master "on/off" switch on the water heads.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,497
Posted By raider
Fair enough, my point was that it's not the same...

Fair enough, my point was that it's not the same class of tyre as the Pilot Trail. The Tourance EXP is. You can decide your own percentage split :)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,297
Posted By raider
My GSA was on the first batch off the boat, and...

My GSA was on the first batch off the boat, and it was built in 11/2013. I imagine 2014-built bikes are only just beginning to trickle out onto the roads.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,868
Posted By raider
My theory, based only on my experiences: A...

My theory, based only on my experiences:

A lot of it depends on how you hold your foot when you ride. Most motorcycle boots have reinforcement on the instep and arch, which would counter footpeg...
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