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Forum: Thumpers Today, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
HB pannier rails are quick release, quicker than...

HB pannier rails are quick release, quicker than DB rails and should be fine with a pillion
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 12:18 AM
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
50mpg (US galls?) 1 UK gallon = 4.55 litres ...

50mpg (US galls?)

1 UK gallon = 4.55 litres

I always get 72mpg in the UK on 15/47 gearing, on 95 octane
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Where's the 'Like' button Simon Just seen...

Where's the 'Like' button Simon

Just seen some pics of Comillas on FB this morning, I remember the beautiful Gaudi architecture

I feel another trip along the Costa Verde and maybe a Pyrenean...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Ha Ha

Ha Ha
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Like it:clap

Like it:clap
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Lower, like a SG2 and a lot lower than the...

Lower, like a SG2 and a lot lower than the Tourshell collar
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Very different suit altogether, more like SG2

Very different suit altogether, more like SG2
Forum: Thumpers 08-21-2014, 11:31 PM
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
At last ..... A good news story :)

At last .....

A good news story :)
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Nobody got one?

Nobody got one?
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Johnnyboxer
New 2014 BMW Streetguard 4 suit?

Anybody bought the new 2014 Streetguard 4 apparel?

Is it any good?

Your views appreciated, in particular the waterproofness and also the venting in warmer weather?
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Johnnyboxer
I hope they bring back the XT500

I hope they bring back the XT500
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Dunno then, sorry

Dunno then, sorry
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
I would say that you have a weak battery for...

I would say that you have a weak battery for starters, whether it's connected........... I don't know

If that was a stone cold bike, fiddling with the throttle and revving it, is the not the best...
Forum: Thumpers 08-11-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Ride 10,000 on it and then come back and tell us ...

Ride 10,000 on it and then come back and tell us

The airshock is pants, rubbish

Had one on my XChallenge for 5 years

You may regret it:eek1
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:32 PM
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Front or rear? He was talking front :)

Front or rear?

He was talking front :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-09-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
How about Pirelli Scorpion Rally 110/80 -19 ...

How about Pirelli Scorpion Rally 110/80 -19

http://www.pirelli.com/tyre/ww/en/motorcycle/sheet/scorpion_rally.html
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,584
Posted By Johnnyboxer
On Sunday I saw a 1960's R69s at a bike meet ...

On Sunday I saw a 1960's R69s at a bike meet

The chap, kickstarted her up, ready to leave and you could barely tell the bike was even running, it was 'whisper' quiet

He took off and as the revs...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,584
Posted By Johnnyboxer
2014 gsa noisy after warm up .

They aren't all that noisy

BMW used to make quieter boxers, until the accountants took over
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Posted By Johnnyboxer
I've got some on & they're fine I was...

I've got some on & they're fine

I was sceptical at first too

The tyre dealer said most tyres are or will be produced in China in the future, so you better get used to it

Why don't you ask...
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
For the bracket and plastic...

For the bracket and plastic cover/bolts.............it's the same for the alloy or steel subframe, on either 07 or 09 models

Use that direct link for part numbers
Forum: Thumpers 07-17-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
All here - just scroll down to No.16 Fuel Supply...

All here - just scroll down to No.16 Fuel Supply System

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51550&rnd=04282014
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 9,085
Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Many thanks Snooker - funny how pics make...

Many thanks Snooker - funny how pics make everything clearer & objective
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 10:59 PM
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Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Well used & enjoyed ;)

Well used & enjoyed ;)
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9,085
Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Just checked and my 07, has the threaded rivnut...

Just checked and my 07, has the threaded rivnut in the alloy subframe, under the black tail shroud

So we're all good to go and I think I'll order the L bracket from BMW as it's only a few pounds...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Many, many thanks Leafman, that is brilliant and...

Many, many thanks Leafman, that is brilliant and just what I need...............:clap


I will take a look at my bike tonight and see if I have that thread hole under the plastic tail shroud,...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
So we've all heard/seen the 650 xchallenge...let's see your XCOUNTRY!

Many thanks

I thought the parts fiche was way off

Detailed pics would be good,maybe with the cover off, so I can see how that rearmost bracket (part 6) attaches to the frame, as I can't see any...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Help

I'm UK based and want to fit the black XCountry Side Cover (near petrol cap) that covers the USA spec charcoal cannister

I have obtained the Black plastic cover Part and the 2 screws, from my UK...
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By Johnnyboxer
I've had both (a XChallenge for 5 years) and now...

I've had both (a XChallenge for 5 years) and now the XCountry

I'm 6'1 and prefer the XCountry

Better ergo's, better seat and screens, fine for the odd trail or dualsport ride

Neither bike is...
Forum: Thumpers 07-01-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9,085
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Posted By Johnnyboxer
Which brand of rear tyre is that? Pescador

Which brand of rear tyre is that? Pescador
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2014, 11:37 AM
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Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Great pics

Great pics
Forum: Trials 06-25-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 73,560
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Sure, there are more competitive bikes, on which...

Sure, there are more competitive bikes, on which you can possibly get better results, however the 4RT is very satisfying to ride (when you get it right:D) and own

I love mine, but wouldn't rule...
Forum: Thumpers 06-15-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9,085
Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Panniers Racks ans Rear Rack - HB are best for...

Panniers Racks ans Rear Rack - HB are best for both
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 9,085
Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
I wouldn't put that alloy one on, for a start -...

I wouldn't put that alloy one on, for a start - are the splines the same pitch?

My F650GS ones weren't rusty, but in perfect nick and went straight on

Horses for courses, I'm happy with my...
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9,085
Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
I've got one from ebay for about 10 too I'd...

I've got one from ebay for about 10 too

I'd use a BMW/Rotax product only.............what are the Pegaso ones like?
Forum: Thumpers 06-13-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9,085
Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Are you fitting a new gear lever? I would go...

Are you fitting a new gear lever?

I would go for the bendy steel F650GS or Funduro one:D
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 9,085
Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
no

no
Forum: Thumpers 06-09-2014, 01:25 PM
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Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
The curse of the stock G650X gear lever:huh

The curse of the stock G650X gear lever:huh
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 9,085
Views: 1,348,833
Posted By Johnnyboxer
Lovely pics

Lovely pics
Forum: Thumpers 06-07-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 92,432
Posted By Johnnyboxer
I'm looking at this model - a 2006 TE250, in...

I'm looking at this model - a 2006 TE250, in yellow & blue

Can anyone tell me the good and the bad?

What to watch out for?

Are they any good?

The one, I have seen is mint and and has only...
Forum: Thumpers 06-03-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7,017
Views: 1,075,181
Posted By Johnnyboxer
I have found the Motobatt MBTZ10S to be a perfect...

I have found the Motobatt MBTZ10S to be a perfect battery for my XChallenge and XCountry

Fits great and has 4 terminal posts, so you can get a good anchor for the bike terminals, leaving 2 spare...
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