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Forum: Beasts 04-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,052
Posted By docsherlock
They are both brilliant bikes but very different....

They are both brilliant bikes but very different.

XT is torquey and a lot of fun but vibey and runs out of puff at about 80 mph. 2 up it is a pig.

V-strom is smoother, faster, handles better...
Forum: Road warriors 03-31-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,471
Posted By docsherlock
I'd get the GS850 on the grounds of reliability. ...

I'd get the GS850 on the grounds of reliability.

Those older CB750s do the cam chains and primary drive chains with monotonous regularity.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-30-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 737
Posted By docsherlock
Not possible for a bike of this age. Must...

Not possible for a bike of this age.

Must have a Canadian VIN i.e. be made for the North American market.

You can temporarily import for a year or so.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,275
Posted By docsherlock
I would put it on ebay and see what you get bid...

I would put it on ebay and see what you get bid for it; your friend can then equal the highest bid - that way you both know he paid the market price. If you want to cut him a deal then take 10% off....
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 45,407
Posted By docsherlock
.....and the bike; some bikes are pretty fucked...

.....and the bike; some bikes are pretty fucked after 50,000 miles regardless of maintenance/user/use.
Forum: Beasts 04-23-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,702
Posted By docsherlock
I was in the market for a new bike this year;...

I was in the market for a new bike this year; test rode the F800GS, Tiger 800 and 650 V-Strom. Just for comparison's sake, I also have a Yamaha XT660Z Tenere.

All the bikes were good but I bought...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,205
Posted By docsherlock
All this for over a $100 an hour. Fuck that...

All this for over a $100 an hour.

Fuck that - it's why I do all my own work on my bikes. I can fuck it up as well as any dealer and it costs me nothing in labor. Sometimes, I even get it...
Forum: Beasts 03-19-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,642
Posted By docsherlock
Don't the cylinders have some sort of nikasil...

Don't the cylinders have some sort of nikasil coating? Not sure if honing is gonna fuck with that or not - anyone?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,304
Posted By docsherlock
Ever thought of investing in a workshop manual?

Ever thought of investing in a workshop manual?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,694
Posted By docsherlock
Don't worry about it - you've bought a great...

Don't worry about it - you've bought a great bike.

The internet over-hypes things and a lot of people with trouble on their bikes thrash the shit out of them. Don't underestimate the damage of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-15-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,356
Posted By docsherlock
You see, I just don't want shit like this in my...

You see, I just don't want shit like this in my life - I have enough already.

That's why I just bought a 2012 V-Strom 650. ABS can't be turned off, but it shouldn't blow a gasket every time one...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By docsherlock
I don't often comment on the literacy in posts...

I don't often comment on the literacy in posts but this is a fucking classic......:1drink
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,010
Posted By docsherlock
Well and truly fucked now - at least you got a...

Well and truly fucked now - at least you got a second hand set of cases.

Blob of weld and pull or spark erosion would have solved this problem - for next time.

Or try an ezee out or tap and if...
Forum: Asia 12-17-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 757
Posted By docsherlock
Check out this dude on the HUBB before making any...

Check out this dude on the HUBB before making any plans. Read the whole thread.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/middle-east/visit-hossein-iran-urmia-city-67636
Forum: Australia 12-16-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By docsherlock
Maybe Relocating Downunder....

OK lads and lasses,

What's the damage inc tax and reggo on the following in NSW, bought new:

1. F800GS
2. XT1200Z
3. XT660Z
4. DL650 V-strom?

Insurance costs for middle aged man?
Forum: Trip Planning 12-15-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 59,167
Posted By docsherlock
How are you guys funding this 10-20 year trip? ...

How are you guys funding this 10-20 year trip?

Just askin'.....
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-01-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By docsherlock
I think what happens is that the fuel filter gets...

I think what happens is that the fuel filter gets blocked so the pump has to work harder to pressurize the fuel and is then prone to overheating - drive any electric motor too hard and it will...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-30-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,269
Posted By docsherlock
Your pump is probably overheating as the fuel...

Your pump is probably overheating as the fuel level drops; the fuel is also used for cooling the pump. Many references to this symptom and cause on the forums.

If there was nothing in the tank, I...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,096
Posted By docsherlock
I'd get the Tiger 800XC or BMW F800GS. I was...

I'd get the Tiger 800XC or BMW F800GS.

I was in a similar situation to you and bought a Yamaha XT660Z Tenere; OK, can't get 'em there, but the principle is the same. Great bike and will use it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-16-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,217
Posted By docsherlock
This ^. Always find a reason to say 'yes'. ...

This ^.

Always find a reason to say 'yes'.

Too cool - ride on.
Forum: Beasts 11-03-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,278
Posted By docsherlock
I'd get the Tiger - better bike, cheaper and...

I'd get the Tiger - better bike, cheaper and easier maintenance.

My opinion only and worth exactly what you paid for it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-14-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,385
Posted By docsherlock
BS - I'd make 'em fix it and that means they pony...

BS - I'd make 'em fix it and that means they pony up for new plastic, so be it.

The tech took a short cut and did not take the tupperware off before doing the wrenching. BMW dealers charge...
Forum: Ride reports 10-11-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 992
Views: 271,015
Posted By docsherlock
I like that. They'll be gettin' my business.

I like that.

They'll be gettin' my business.
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2012, 12:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,591
Posted By docsherlock
Yes, I own this bike - just did a shakedown trip...

Yes, I own this bike - just did a shakedown trip to France and Switzerland; could not fault the bike - great machine; motorway one minute, dirt track the next - soaked it all up!

I love it! Sure,...
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,591
Posted By docsherlock
Yamaha XT660Z Tenere - brilliant bike; 48 hp,...

Yamaha XT660Z Tenere - brilliant bike; 48 hp, 60-70 mpg, cruise all day at 80 mph if you ask it to and can service with nothing more than feeler gauges and the factory tool kit + 23 mm socket and 14...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,839
Posted By docsherlock
Buggered fuel pump - overheats as fuel supply...

Buggered fuel pump - overheats as fuel supply gets low.

You need a GS911 to diagnose.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,806
Posted By docsherlock
Being fed bullshit. You agreed the price...

Being fed bullshit.

You agreed the price already - he is trying to screw your for an extra $300.

Walk away (like you have done).

Personally, I'd go back and offer the dealer $500 less than...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-25-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,915
Posted By docsherlock
That is fucking ridiculous. I'd pay to have...

That is fucking ridiculous.

I'd pay to have it done and sue BMW for the money. You will win. My bet is that they won't even bother fight it but just pay up.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,860
Posted By docsherlock
One hell of a nice ride there!

One hell of a nice ride there!
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 34,250
Posted By docsherlock
I haven't read the whole thread, but have you...

I haven't read the whole thread, but have you downloaded TuneECU and checked for fault codes?
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2012, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,600
Posted By docsherlock
Mate, fuck it off and get a Wee-strom. You know...

Mate, fuck it off and get a Wee-strom. You know it makes sense.:wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 96,484
Posted By docsherlock
Just out of interest, what makes you think you...

Just out of interest, what makes you think you know better than an international company with a large marketing department? Their marketing obviously works and just because it doesn't suit you, you...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,039
Posted By docsherlock
Get the Tenere; Sertao is a pile of poo. COI...

Get the Tenere; Sertao is a pile of poo.

COI own a Tenere; test rode the Sertao.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,342
Posted By docsherlock
Recently test rode a Sertao and Tiger; I own an...

Recently test rode a Sertao and Tiger; I own an XT660Z Tenere.

Sertao was a total piece of shit; can't see why anyone would buy one at all.

Tiger was an ace bike - loved it.

But I'll stick...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-20-2012, 04:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,054
Posted By docsherlock
I bought one from a dealer in Europe where I...

I bought one from a dealer in Europe where I spend a reasonable amount of time.
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 168,821
Posted By docsherlock
I'd check that job offer pretty good if I were...

I'd check that job offer pretty good if I were you, before you sell your bike.

Unemployment rate in Spain is like 50% right now for younger people; unless this is from a family contact, it could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,054
Posted By docsherlock
I've got a Tenere and recently test rode the...

I've got a Tenere and recently test rode the F800GS.

Honestly, if I had my choice again, I'd get the F8.

The Tenere is a great bike and I love riding it, but the F8 is in a different league...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 731
Posted By docsherlock
This ^.

This ^.
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 43,279
Posted By docsherlock
Brilliant bike - would fly out of the dealers at...

Brilliant bike - would fly out of the dealers at $8500.

Sertao does not compare - test rode one the other day and it's the biggest heap of shit I've ever ridden - the Yam is much, much better in...
Forum: Beasts 05-03-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 32,241
Posted By docsherlock
XT660Z Yamaha Tenere. Brilliant bike - would...

XT660Z Yamaha Tenere.

Brilliant bike - would definitely buy again.

Won't be right for everyone though - 48 bhp an' all.
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