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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:46 AM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 1,020,283
Posted By NZRalphy
i did similar. Then I fitted the winglets and was...

i did similar. Then I fitted the winglets and was stunned how much less wind buffeting there was!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By NZRalphy
No. As per bicycle cables.....keep them dry and...

No. As per bicycle cables.....keep them dry and bin them when they get tight.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 948
Posted By NZRalphy
I had an 06 for lots and lots of Km. I still had...

I had an 06 for lots and lots of Km. I still had the feeling the the bike was a beta version. I had issues with rear hub bearings, drive shaft, gear box, rear brake micro switch, RHS switch block. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,791
Posted By NZRalphy
Sir that is a complete utter insult to engineers...

Sir that is a complete utter insult to engineers and myself. I started life as a trainee fitter, then moved to fitter welder, then process engineer, then QA systems engineer, then project engineer,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By NZRalphy
I remember something but can't recall where I...

I remember something but can't recall where I found it, try google. Sorry for lack of further help.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,073
Posted By NZRalphy
Grease the swing arm bearings

Grease the swing arm bearings
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 01:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,851
Posted By NZRalphy
Yup. Always go for a newer bike, and it is only a...

Yup. Always go for a newer bike, and it is only a short wait you'll get over it.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,791
Posted By NZRalphy
Yup just a few. Engineers supplies store sell it...

Yup just a few. Engineers supplies store sell it as rust protector.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,791
Posted By NZRalphy
The rust shouldn't be a problem. Coat the shaft...

The rust shouldn't be a problem. Coat the shaft in Lanolin spray to keep rust away.

Bearings should be snug and very smooth as they turn in excess of 3000rpm! You can buy replacement bearings but...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By NZRalphy
It never will, as above.... the new engines have...

It never will, as above.... the new engines have decompressors below idle speed so they turn over easier and the battery can be smaller.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,105
Posted By NZRalphy
Couple of thoughts.... Computer pro gives...

Couple of thoughts....

Computer pro gives some good info.
LED light..... How often will you ride at night and is it worth $ for the marginally better light? I can't see my mates led light too...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,548
Posted By NZRalphy
Get the TPM. You get a warranty which will...

Get the TPM.

You get a warranty which will cover any faults. Further down the line you can always remove the sensors from the wheel and not bring up a fault code. BUT there is a tread on how to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By NZRalphy
A good BMW mechanic said 08 or 09. Gearbox, and...

A good BMW mechanic said 08 or 09. Gearbox, and engine changes, and seem to have the bugs work out of them by then. After that it is good luck.

BUT...... You really need to form a relationship...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,590
Posted By NZRalphy
Good choice.

Good choice.
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,010
Posted By NZRalphy
See this is organised holding. Not hording. Well...

See this is organised holding. Not hording. Well gone.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By NZRalphy
Nice. Thanks for the help.

Nice. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 797
Views: 324,956
Posted By NZRalphy
And your house took an impact look at the bend in...

And your house took an impact look at the bend in the tree trunk.

From here it looks like that'll buff out.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 366,002
Posted By NZRalphy
So do you have to do this for every oil change?

So do you have to do this for every oil change?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By NZRalphy
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By NZRalphy
GS911 Sidestand switch calculated

Hi Guys

I have a fault on my BMW 2008 R1200GSA and I have my GS911 plugged in to fault find.

Via GS911 real time values; Sidestand switch is working ok (and I also checked it with another...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,282
Posted By NZRalphy
Have a piece welded on? Or sell it ?

Have a piece welded on? Or sell it ?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,282
Posted By NZRalphy
I've just checked mine (same bike). The can...

I've just checked mine (same bike).

The can has a tube 305mm ish (over the 'outside' longest edge). This tube is a straight/constant diameter bore from the can to the cat. OD 55.5mm ish. This...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,844
Posted By NZRalphy
Guys be aware that fling a pipe with compressed...

Guys be aware that fling a pipe with compressed air to 80psi ish is essentially creating a bomb. May basic maths has around 10000kg of sprung explosive force on some sheet steel. I wouldn't do it!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 1,020,283
Posted By NZRalphy
I have been messing with cardboard to do the same...

I have been messing with cardboard to do the same thing. Not great results though so I'll keep trying.
If yours turns out good I'd love to get a dimensioned picture/PDF/sketch that I could use if...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By NZRalphy
I put a new screen on my gs1200 and it was...

I put a new screen on my gs1200 and it was horrible..... Until I put the adventure lower wind deflectors on then total scilence

You would be surprised but most of the noise came from below.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By NZRalphy
05 and 06 were considered early bikes and had a...

05 and 06 were considered early bikes and had a few issues with gearbox and rear hub and drive shaft. Most were fine.
Oil leak could be the shock, does the bike pogo stick?
Oil leak could be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 16,428
Posted By NZRalphy
Holy mother-ship!!!...... its big in't

Holy mother-ship!!!...... its big in't
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5,989
Views: 1,020,283
Posted By NZRalphy
Please put some countersunk stainless screws in...

Please put some countersunk stainless screws in that. Please.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,985
Posted By NZRalphy
I picked up a wrecked melted GSA for the same...

I picked up a wrecked melted GSA for the same reason. So far it is sensors, computers, wire loom.
The engine will likely be fine. They are built like brick shit houses.
Cam chain tensioners...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By NZRalphy
Check you don't have brake pad rub or the chain...

Check you don't have brake pad rub or the chain isn't causing the drag. No?

Unfortunately the mechanic stuffed this job up!

The wheel should be smoooooooooooooooooth as a baby bum.

The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 797
Views: 324,956
Posted By NZRalphy
You need more spanners!

You need more spanners!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,445
Posted By NZRalphy
Longer swing arm means the u-joints are working...

Longer swing arm means the u-joints are working at less extreme angles so they should last longer
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 366,002
Posted By NZRalphy
That's not two doors.... It is the front and back...

That's not two doors.... It is the front and back of the same door ya silly bugger
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,375
Posted By NZRalphy
I thought your son was supposed to be helping?....

I thought your son was supposed to be helping?....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,389
Posted By NZRalphy
Cry NEVER warm your bike up. You'll melt an air...

NEVER warm your bike up. You'll melt an air cooled bike in no time..... Experience :(::(:

Just get on and ride it
Forum: Trials 11-11-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By NZRalphy
I'm with you man. Tricks look cool. BUT ...

I'm with you man. Tricks look cool.

BUT

Trials is about years of skills and riding the basics. I, literally, rode my trials bike on the driveway over a few bricks for years just to get my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By NZRalphy
I guess he's not.... Maybe he is just showing his...

I guess he's not.... Maybe he is just showing his friends that a lower bike is a reasonable option ?
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,572
Posted By NZRalphy
Dig a deep hole concrete in a sealed steel tube....

Dig a deep hole concrete in a sealed steel tube. You can put a big hydraulic cylinder in it so one day you can build a cool bike work stand. Until then put a cap on top.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,629
Posted By NZRalphy
OP - I'd be very happy to run the bike as it is. ...

OP - I'd be very happy to run the bike as it is.
If I didn't want to weld it then follow this- get a can of brake clean and clean the hole, heat and repeat. Wire brush and clean the threads of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,058
Posted By NZRalphy
Bicycle guys did this all the time. Take a 19"...

Bicycle guys did this all the time. Take a 19" tube, a large piece of tyre patch, fresh piece of rough sandpaper, and fresh patch cement - Go to a truck tyre repair guy for a couple of patches
...
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