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Forum: Vendors 12-12-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 173,005
Posted By Ozav8r
Another convert

So I also met Pete at the Long Beach bike show. I had already got the 40L duffel second-hand here on ADVRider, and as I had JUST got my new Wolfman Rocky Mountain Bags, I wasn't quite ready to pull...
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 44,514
Posted By Ozav8r
I'm in

I have an (at times) unyielding yellow pig (1150GS) and could use some help picking it up when I'm on my own. I'm therefore IN on a 2nd group buy.

Cheers
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 692,256
Posted By Ozav8r
Sorry, I've been out of the loop for a few days....

Sorry, I've been out of the loop for a few days. RidingDonkey's already answered almost exactly what I was going to say. Fan-cooling vs. heat sink, in an area of marginal air-flow, the fan will...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 692,256
Posted By Ozav8r
Thanks you very much BigDog - appreciate it!!

Thanks you very much BigDog - appreciate it!!
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5,571
Views: 692,256
Posted By Ozav8r
Question - headlights, are they DC-powered

Can someone confirm that the headlights on our Terras are definitely DC-powered (and not weirdly AC-powered like our Austrian step-sister)? I can't get to my bike at the moment to check and need to...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 734,784
Posted By Ozav8r
Sounds to me like you've just experience fuel...

Sounds to me like you've just experience fuel vapor lock. It is caused by residual heat from the shut down engine, whereby fuel standing in the line gets exposed to the heat from the engine that has...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,141
Posted By Ozav8r
Great review Daz - thanks for sharing your...

Great review Daz - thanks for sharing your experiences with the new 'bees knees' jeans from Draggin. Didn't know they were manufactured in Fiji, that fact alone would stop me from getting a pair. At...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By Ozav8r
Great report you're putting together here Bud!...

Great report you're putting together here Bud! Haven't got my photo-upload thingy sorted at ADV rider yet, so I've put some piccies in my Dropbox and sent you a link, so perhaps you can take'em from...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,579
Posted By Ozav8r
Fearless Whetu - check your PM's

Fearless Whetu - check your PM's
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 36,579
Posted By Ozav8r
I'm exectly 6 foot high as well, and have a Nallo...

I'm exectly 6 foot high as well, and have a Nallo 2GT. I find that the only way to touch the foot end of the canvas with your toes, is to raise your feet a foot or more ABOVE the floor in a...
Forum: Vendors 12-16-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,959
Posted By Ozav8r
Great Quality Product

Just intalled the Oil cooler Guard, and just wanted to say how pleased I am with it! Fit and finish is just perfect, and the part arrived very quickly. Can highly recommend this product:clap
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,563
Posted By Ozav8r
I"ll measure it up next time I get to the camping...

I"ll measure it up next time I get to the camping equiment (I'm about 7.000 miles away ATM;-)), but ballpark guess is diameter of about 7" and length of about 14" I'm a metric guy, so take it with a...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,563
Posted By Ozav8r
I've got the Twisted Throttle D66 setup on my...

I've got the Twisted Throttle D66 setup on my 1150GS, and cannot praise it high enough!
I find that the "reduced" size opening on the D38 is of little significance, as long as you load the largest...
Forum: Vendors 11-02-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,959
Posted By Ozav8r
I'll take one

Looks great - I'll take one for my 2000 1150GS. PM'ed you
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,862
Posted By Ozav8r
Exped Orion 3 for when I bring the Missus. Big...

Exped Orion 3 for when I bring the Missus.
Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 Platinum for when I'm by myself.
Both of them are freestanding, ie don't need to be pegged unless windy, pack down real small and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,512
Posted By Ozav8r
:clap:clap Don't blame you. A well cared for...

:clap:clap
Don't blame you. A well cared for 2000 1150GS is the way to go:D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,398
Posted By Ozav8r
Sounds to me that you may have a main bearing...

Sounds to me that you may have a main bearing kaput. What's the rolling resistance like and is there any play in the wheel when a lateral force is applied?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,051
Posted By Ozav8r
Many 1150's of the 2000 vintage has had the ABS...

Many 1150's of the 2000 vintage has had the ABS deliberately disabled by pulling the relay and removing the lightbulb. Particularly if the bike has been used off-road, the hassle of disabling the ABS...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 102,394
Posted By Ozav8r
Bike is normal height and my better half is 5'2",...

Bike is normal height and my better half is 5'2", so I reckon she falls within the Bell Curve. Now, as for this other fellow.......
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 04:30 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 102,394
Posted By Ozav8r
My wife has plenty of love for the Miss Tress!! ...

My wife has plenty of love for the Miss Tress!!
http://ozav8r.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/1150gs-piccies/i-rDrzbNT/0/XL/image-XL.jpg
as do I:raabia:raabia...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,842
Posted By Ozav8r
Some very good advice been handed out here. The...

Some very good advice been handed out here. The one thing that has only been touched on by one poster, but that I have found to be a key issue is to ensure that the bike is in NEUTRAL , OR PULL THE...
Forum: Vendors 05-16-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By Ozav8r
I'd join in on a group buy for the 1150GS

I'd join in on a group buy for the 1150GS
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,708
Posted By Ozav8r
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ozav8r
Great contribution - I'm sure he'll find that...

Great contribution - I'm sure he'll find that useful.
Seriously though, looking at the bikes in your signature, surely you can do better than that.....?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ozav8r
OK - I'll bite as I currently have one of each...

OK - I'll bite as I currently have one of each (well it's actually a R1150GS and a K1200RS) but close enough. I love both bikes, but if I'd only got to keep one it would be the GS every single time....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ozav8r
Judging by the speed with which the one-sided...

Judging by the speed with which the one-sided pannier GS initially passed me going across Panamint Valley, I believe an explanation for why the pannier came off in the first place, is that Mike must...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ozav8r
I know who's it is!

Came through Death Valley on my 1150GS on the 21st April, and had a great dinner at Furnace Creek with Mike Myer, an instructor from Rawhide and Jim, his client from New York. He had dropped a side...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 586,649
Posted By Ozav8r
Ohh, yeah

Have to chime in here, as I got my IICE Air fitted to my 2000 1150GS this morning. As I just returned yesterday from 3000 mile trip around California, Nevada and Arizona, I have very recent and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 14,885
Posted By Ozav8r
I should know better than getting involved in the...

I should know better than getting involved in the quest to make you see reason, but it seems your grasp on mathematics is equally lacking in 'real life' application, as your take on physics,...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,160
Posted By Ozav8r
As you said - they are a bit bigger around the...

As you said - they are a bit bigger around the toe area, so I suppose it depends on the geometry of your steed. I ride a 1150GS with the Touratech adjustable Footpegs installed in its lowest (most...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,160
Posted By Ozav8r
They are outstanding boots! Very sturdy and so...

They are outstanding boots! Very sturdy and so comfy you can dismount the bike and proceed on foot to the top of the mountain without changing boots:wink: Seriously though - you can certainly hang...
Forum: Americas 03-16-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ozav8r
Absolutely brilliant suggestions and advice:clap....

Absolutely brilliant suggestions and advice:clap. Thanks a lot for pitching in and I'm sure this is going to be a memorable trip. Definitely 'bucket list' in the making here. Lick Observatory will...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ozav8r
Big thanks again, for sharing your experiences...

Big thanks again, for sharing your experiences and local knowledge with us. We are getting very excited about the upcoming trip and will post a diary with some pictures once we get underway in the...
Forum: Americas 03-08-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ozav8r
That is tremendous advice, exactly the kind of...

That is tremendous advice, exactly the kind of local knowledge that can only be had through experience (or asking the right questions to the the right people:ear) - big thanks to you both!! And you...
Forum: Americas 03-07-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ozav8r
Sorry mods - just realised this thread belongs somewhere else.

Apologies, I have just realized that this post belongs in Trip PLANNING, not Ride reports. Mods - please move as required.
Forum: Americas 03-07-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,062
Posted By Ozav8r
2 week trip in SoCal - looking for local advice

I am taking my wife on a 2 week round trip in Southern and Central California in late April early May, starting and finishing in LA. We’re Australians, but I spend a lot of time on layovers in LA as...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,522
Posted By Ozav8r
I fully understand how you feel! 3 months ago I...

I fully understand how you feel! 3 months ago I found an immaculate Namib Orange 2000 1150GS with only 13.5K miles on it. I have never made a better purchase decision in my life and have had more fun...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,935
Posted By Ozav8r
Thanks again Roger - I shall heed your advise on...

Thanks again Roger - I shall heed your advise on the pinging issue. Took it out for a 250 mile run yesterday (Ortega Hwy x 2) and so far, so good.

Best!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,935
Posted By Ozav8r
Roger - you're my hero:clap:clap the right...

Roger - you're my hero:clap:clap the right throttle cable crimped end, had 'jumped' over the edge of its seat, and therefore was causing uneven fueling between the 2 cylinders. Problem solved in 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,935
Posted By Ozav8r
OK - I will check that out straight away. Cheers,...

OK - I will check that out straight away. Cheers, will let you know how I get on.
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