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Forum: Thumpers 09-20-2010, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 332,388
Posted By f650gs
Mezo, Sorry have been out of...

Mezo, Sorry have been out of circulation......just caught up on 25 pages of reading! My 1VL is "asleep" on my workshop lift.....surrounded by some new parts that I have been too lazy/busy to fit.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 07-12-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,626
Posted By f650gs
Mine came with all that loaded in. Got my Zumo...

Mine came with all that loaded in. Got my Zumo 550 from JA GPS in Boondall QLD.
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 332,388
Posted By f650gs
In my military days we only had BSA B40s...

In my military days we only had BSA B40s...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 55,077
Posted By f650gs
Cruise around to Jamie at Fitzroy Signs, in...

Cruise around to Jamie at Fitzroy Signs, in Denison St Rocky. He can copy the factory graphics if you have photos and your panels with oem graphics still on them. He has a mate that can paint panels...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2010, 02:17 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 332,388
Posted By f650gs
Mezo, Born and bred here! I am looking at...

Mezo,


Born and bred here! I am looking at just what I have to do to this machine to make it nice, now collecting bits and pieces.
Made a good score today, got genuine factory supplementary...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 02:03 PM
Replies: 5,780
Views: 1,188,252
Posted By f650gs
Found it yesterday morning and spent the whole...

Found it yesterday morning and spent the whole day reading 67 pages of it!
That is one of the most awesome motorcycle threads I have read in many years. Mezo gets a run of bad luck, makes a...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5,780
Views: 1,188,252
Posted By f650gs
OK, leave it with me....:deal

OK, leave it with me....:deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By f650gs
I am going to run with my plan for the dual rear...

I am going to run with my plan for the dual rear sprockets :deal
Alignment is no big deal, the small "road" sprocket will be aligned OK, the
low gearing one will be slightly offset......but it...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 332,388
Posted By f650gs
No sweat:wink: Since I am the boss, the customers...

No sweat:wink: Since I am the boss, the customers had to understand I was "working" on an important project.
I found the bike in the local rag, paid a lot for it $3000, but $1800 had just been spent...
Forum: Thumpers 06-28-2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 2,503
Views: 332,388
Posted By f650gs
Laugh Amazing!

Just found this thread, Bloody awesome, to say the least. I even cancelled the work day, due to lack of interest, just so I could read the whole 67 pages!!!!
Got loads of hints/tips for helping me...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By f650gs
Back in the mid sixties, we had a Suzuki K15P...

Back in the mid sixties, we had a Suzuki K15P 80cc petrol/oil mix farm bike that had the 2 rear sprocket setup, with a piece of chain and joining links in the toolkit.
I am working on the same setup...
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 5,780
Views: 1,188,252
Posted By f650gs
Should get a chance this week, what particular...

Should get a chance this week, what particular area under the tank do you want the pics of?
Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5,780
Views: 1,188,252
Posted By f650gs
My 1VJ XT600

Bought this 1VJ XT600 a month or so ago and working to freshen it up and put it on the road. Looking for a manual and parts book, checked resources posted in this thread, looks like a dead link with...
Forum: Australia 01-18-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,581
Posted By f650gs
Yes, I buy lots of parts from overseas for my...

Yes, I buy lots of parts from overseas for my bikes, although one brand I have, all the parts come from Melbourne, usually overnight.
Why for just the one brand? Because the guy I deal with is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 832
Posted By f650gs
My GS-911 works great with my IPAQ 212 Enterprise...

My GS-911 works great with my IPAQ 212 Enterprise PDA Windows Classic Mobile 6 O/S. Very compact to carry:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2009, 04:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
Talking A Gem!!!

Well, Flash....what can I say? As usual, a gold-plated reply with a mine of useful information:deal
I am looking to fit metal disconnects, to all my machines, it will just make things a whole lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,915
Posted By f650gs
Yes, I have a GS911 for use with my laptop, or...

Yes, I have a GS911 for use with my laptop, or PDA. Even BMW Dealers use them. from what I am told...:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,915
Posted By f650gs
Seeing what BMW U.S. Corporate requires of their...

Seeing what BMW U.S. Corporate requires of their dealers, flashy buildings, demo machines, stock levels etc. With overheads bigger than any Kangaroo can jump over its no wonder they have to charge a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
Thumb Fixed!!!

So, 7 days after ordering, my Beemerboneyard order arrives here in Australia, via Air Mail:clap :clap
1 hour after that.....my bike is running again.:evil
Thanks Beemerboneyard, for great service!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2009, 11:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,633
Posted By f650gs
Thumbs down The next step will be.....make them all...

The next step will be.....make them all in...China :puke1 More profit, less quality.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,169
Posted By f650gs
Use the R1200GS for 2 up :deal My wife and I,...

Use the R1200GS for 2 up :deal My wife and I, have ridden ours through South Africa, Nambia, Swaziland & Botswana over some very rough conditions.
Bike just cops it, and comes back for more...:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2009, 09:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
Success!!!!

Subject says it all.....:D I managed to carefully Dremel 2 slots in the broken piece, and undo it from the plastic housing. The thread is perfect, no damage getting it apart.....:wink:
See...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2009, 04:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
Thumb Mike, You posted, as I was doing my...

Mike,

You posted, as I was doing my post:clap Mmmm......I will still get the parts as ordered from BMWbut......I will see what happens as I will have to carefully extract the broken part. IF I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2009, 04:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
I guess I could moan & groan that my BMW POS...

I guess I could moan & groan that my BMW POS excuse for a motorcycle:D died on me but......it could have been far worse, so I will just suck it up and fix it :deal
Parts are 2 weeks ex Fatherland...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 24,285
Views: 4,163,571
Posted By f650gs
Fuel Tank Pressure Pump???

Anyone got any ideas for using a low pressure fuel pump on a DRZ? Mine has a 28l tank and struggles when the level gets down as the fuel tap is very close to below carby level.

See
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Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,616
Posted By f650gs
I have Jesses on my '03 R1150GS here at home, I...

I have Jesses on my '03 R1150GS here at home, I layed it on its side once under very wet conditions and when I went over, they saved my leg. Nil damage to machine.
I fitted the newer adjustable...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
There has never been a need to pull this to...

There has never been a need to pull this to pieces, the bike has done 8000km and has had a dealer first service, after that I have done all the service work on it. I have a well stocked workshop with...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
OK, here is the pic, you will notice that the...

OK, here is the pic, you will notice that the break is flush with the cover top surface. Even though there is a hex on the broken part, it is only moulding, not a part that is able to be unscrewed...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2009, 02:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
Bike is October '05 build, delivered April '06....

Bike is October '05 build, delivered April '06. Has been well looked after and run on BP Premium 95 fuel.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,045
Posted By f650gs
Thumbs down HP2 Enduro Fuel Leak...Expensive...

Subject says it all:eek1 I have not ridden the bike for about 3 months, so I get it out, fire it up and almost straight away a massive fuel leak drowns the motor.
Two things saved it, it was a cold...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 523
Posted By f650gs
Question Quick Disconnects Source in Australia?

So.......one of my quick disconnects on my 1150 broke today, I look to see how much they are to replace and on one site the OEM plastic ones are A$170 for the comlete set, plus clamps etc. Anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2009, 06:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,280
Posted By f650gs
Pissed I priced one today, A$265 :eek1 THEN freight @...

I priced one today, A$265 :eek1 THEN freight @ A$60+:puke1
I was told the freight cost was so high.....because of the dangerous goods classification. Checked and it seems the freight co is a rip...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2009, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By f650gs
Sounds like a good reason NOT to take my HP2 near...

Sounds like a good reason NOT to take my HP2 near a dealer.....:deal Mine runs fine how it is, I don't want it being screwed up....:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By f650gs
Wink We are out there:wink: I did 6400km through...

We are out there:wink: I did 6400km through Namibia & South Africa in 4 weeks, last year. Just got back from 7 weeks and 6000km in South Africa, Swaziland & Botswana riding a lone machine, 2 up.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By f650gs
Wicked I don't like the thought of holing a valve cover...

I don't like the thought of holing a valve cover in the middle of Namibia either:deal There is not a BMW dealer in every village......:wink:
Functionality, before looks!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 574
Posted By f650gs
Mine does it, HP2s make lots of weird noises. IF...

Mine does it, HP2s make lots of weird noises. IF a noise stops....I look in the mirror to see what fell off on the road behind me.:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2009, 05:00 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,451
Posted By f650gs
This was the result from my HP2 FD oil...

This was the result from my HP2 FD oil analysis........

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262217
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By f650gs
Stick a piece of duct tape over it.......:wink: ...

Stick a piece of duct tape over it.......:wink: What the eye does not see....the heart does not grieve..:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,941
Posted By f650gs
Thumb I use the genuine BMW tank bag and love it. ...

I use the genuine BMW tank bag and love it.
http://www.ascycles.com/images/products/7/71607687604.jpg

The only problem is, there was a change in about 2007? where the rear zip mount was changed...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2009, 05:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,214
Posted By f650gs
I think personally, the stock guards would be...

I think personally, the stock guards would be useless in a slide, the aluminium ones would be better but for decent protection I would use the SW-Motech lower crashbar set. I have them on my '07...
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