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Forum: Australia 12-17-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Okey dokey. I have an aftermarket protector on...

Okey dokey. I have an aftermarket protector on it.
Maybe its jiggled loose.
I'll check it tonight.
Thanks :thumb
Forum: Australia 12-17-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Not just Godsilla. What a perfect weapon for...

Not just Godsilla.
What a perfect weapon for the goat tracks.
I wonder if I could fit one of those on the rack of the beemer.:hmmmmm
Forum: Australia 12-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
The bike is due for a service which I could do...

The bike is due for a service which I could do myself.
But it has had an issue with intermittent lumpy idling for a long time, even before I replaced the engine which seems to suggest it isn't...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Maybe. One of Mick's mechanics was at CMC. ...

Maybe.
One of Mick's mechanics was at CMC.
The owner and sole mechanic at Superior last time I was there, around August I think, was Dan.
Not the Dan who used to work for Mick for a few years at...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Thanks JD why didn't I think of that before :D ...

Thanks JD why didn't I think of that before :D

No Mick has now sold up and moved to FNQ.
The buyer is a young bloke and the business is now called Superior Motorcycles.
Located somewhere in...
Forum: Australia 12-16-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Local Beemer Workshop?

Now that Mick Owen has packed up, can anyone recommend a local mechanic for Beemer work? Or is it down to DIY?
Forum: Australia 01-02-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
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, 09:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 331
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, 02:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,415
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, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,106
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
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, 07:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,106
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, 04:33 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,210
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 04-14-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
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, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 969,943
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,270
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, 09:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,776
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,210
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,776
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, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 969,943
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,776
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, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 969,943
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 03-24-2012, 12:30 AM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 969,943
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, 08:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,536
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, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
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, 03:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,167
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, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5,727
Views: 363,848
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, 06:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Is Bronnie still keen on offroad riding?

Is Bronnie still keen on offroad riding?
Forum: Australia 03-06-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
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, 05:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,946
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,918
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, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 750
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, 05:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,222
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, 02:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,222
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
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, 05:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,143
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
Damper. Look it up.

Damper. Look it up.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,335
Posted By Billy Pilgrim
The Unsubmarine Poll

This poll is to try and work out how water resistant the 1200GS/GSA is.
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