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Forum: Australia 09-14-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,518
Posted By madleemark
i like my overweight adventure bike, the brochure...

i like my overweight adventure bike, the brochure at the time said, a bike built to take you to the ends of the earth, or some such crap, what i got was a bike that does all i need it to, surely...
Forum: Ride reports 09-12-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,755
Posted By madleemark
made me feel good reading about your trip, your...

made me feel good reading about your trip, your smiles in the picture say it all
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By madleemark
This has struck a cord with me, my gs got an...

This has struck a cord with me, my gs got an advise on the yearly mot, of slightly binding front brake, still passed, but when i got home decided to give the brakes some maintainance, stripped them...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,451
Posted By madleemark
Laugh Try them out,non are perfect,(what is?) ive had...

Try them out,non are perfect,(what is?) ive had quite a few cruiser style bikes, kawasaki, harley, suzuki, even a bmw, they were all great fun, critics will tell you there crap, dont handle etc, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,737
Posted By madleemark
old gs

my 02 adventure has been brilliant, i dont doubt the new ones are better, but the 1100/1150 bikes have a lot going for them, and they still make a very good used buy
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,200
Posted By madleemark
i had perishing sidewalls on an avon tyre, that...

i had perishing sidewalls on an avon tyre, that had only been used one summer. ive just got back from an evening ride, bike feels great with new tyre on, the old one was well squared off, like most...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,200
Posted By madleemark
i have used the metzeler tourance on my gs since...

i have used the metzeler tourance on my gs since i got it, just had a new rear fitted, and must say i am disappointed it says made in china on the sidewall, i will have to see how it rides, i would...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By madleemark
Thumb i have a remus can on mine, i also have a decat...

i have a remus can on mine, i also have a decat pipe, even with a baffle in its quite loud, i bought both used, i almost certainly will put the stock silencer back on, but nice to try these things,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By madleemark
seems a good mod to do, ive been thinking about...

seems a good mod to do, ive been thinking about doing this to my bike, an 02 gsa, i have the 33/11 final drive ready to fit, my thoughts were that if i did not like the result, its not to big a job...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,181
Posted By madleemark
Ride an old english bike for a while, your bmw...

Ride an old english bike for a while, your bmw will seem faultless, i never worry about breaking down, knowing you have done your best to keep up with maintaining the bike, what more can be done,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By madleemark
i like the r1150gsa, does most things very well,...

i like the r1150gsa, does most things very well, had airheads in the past, and had some good rides on the 1200,and when i had a test ride on the twin cam,i thought i want one, but after getting back...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 459,229
Posted By madleemark
my gs

my gs
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,469
Posted By madleemark
Looks a very good job

Looks a very good job
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,753
Posted By madleemark
Laugh shaft drive is good on the right type of bike,...

shaft drive is good on the right type of bike, very reliable and clean, but on a lighter and sportier bike i think chain drive is far better, if only for the weight saving, and the unsprung weight...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By madleemark
Shorter shocks

Got a set of shocks of an r1150gs to try on my adventure, there not that much shorter, but wanted to try some before spending on new shocks,my main reason to try them was to be able to flatfoot...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By madleemark
very good! and would like the ww2 outfit in my...

very good! and would like the ww2 outfit in my garage
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 751
Posted By madleemark
excellent!!!!

excellent!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,247
Posted By madleemark
Laugh well, it would keep it clean

well, it would keep it clean
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,337
Posted By madleemark
on the 1150, the clamp screws are hidden by the...

on the 1150, the clamp screws are hidden by the switches, so you have to remove the switches to get at them, have a look at the maxbmw site and check the parts fiches, should make it a easier to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,853
Posted By madleemark
the gs bikes that ive ridden have all been great...

the gs bikes that ive ridden have all been great tools, the latest version of anything takes a while to make its mark in the real world, the r1200gs is a great bike, and from what ive read the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,091
Posted By madleemark
sorry to read about your misfortune, i know only...

sorry to read about your misfortune, i know only to well how you feel, hopefully you will get sorted soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By madleemark
madleemark,you are not from Yorkshire by any...

madleemark,you are not from Yorkshire by any chance????
ha ha, no not a yorkshireman, live in sandiacre, near to nottingham.

Properly maintained, most any vehicle will last 50 years as long as...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By madleemark
Maintenance

Spent the last few nights in the shed working on my r1150gs, just the regular maintenance jobs, was good to tick everything off the list, especially changing the brake fluid. Found it all very...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-23-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,245
Posted By madleemark
nice bike, i had one just like that,great fun and...

nice bike, i had one just like that,great fun and very reliable, make sure the rubber mounts are in good condition, the handling is bad if there knackered.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,804
Posted By madleemark
Laugh try blipping the throttle on an older moto guzzi...

try blipping the throttle on an older moto guzzi , much more torque reaction than the bmw, probably because italy is closer to the equator!
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,493
Posted By madleemark
Nice bike,and great colour, there a very...

Nice bike,and great colour, there a very underestimated bike, i had one for 6years,carried me and my son many miles, often loaded with all our camping gear. Rare bike when new, and certainly...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 19,339
Posted By madleemark
ive never thought my bmw bikes were expensive to...

ive never thought my bmw bikes were expensive to run, maybe ive been lucky, apart from tyres/pads/oil etc, in the last 10 years on three bikes, the spare parts that have been needed are very few, my...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By madleemark
good bikes, both easy to ride and work on, i to...

good bikes, both easy to ride and work on, i to like the r1150gsa.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By madleemark
i have a 1150gsa, but have the 1150gs 2part seat...

i have a 1150gsa, but have the 1150gs 2part seat and rack fitted, the gsa panniers and pannier racks fit fine, i know theres better panniers, but i like my bmw ones, they dont leak, have stood up...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,192
Posted By madleemark
i enjoyed watching long way round and long way...

i enjoyed watching long way round and long way down, looked to me like they had fun along with many hard days, good for them and bmw. has anybody seen terra circa or mondo enduro?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,461
Posted By madleemark
i did a similar strip, check and lubricate on my...

i did a similar strip, check and lubricate on my bike, even though it had bmw service history and had only done 24000miles, i found nothing wrong, but fitted the later cam chain tensioner and a new...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By madleemark
mine did that, happens sometimes, check...

mine did that, happens sometimes, check chromeheads site, mine had blown the inlet tube off on the right hand side, behind the big chrome side panel, refitted it and bike ran fine then. theres two...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-21-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,175
Posted By madleemark
lrutt Today 04:19 PM ...

lrutt Today 04:19 PM
Guzzi? yes indeed! most engines types have some drawbacks, to wide to long etc, the air cooled v twin has a lot of advantages,...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,668
Posted By madleemark
Laugh you have to try a guzzi. i do like my bmw, a very...

you have to try a guzzi. i do like my bmw, a very good bike, but my moto guzzi :clap <label for="rb_iconid_26">http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/Laughing.gif</label>
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2012, 02:43 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 76,854
Posted By madleemark
some nice moto guzzi piccys:clap i always liked...

some nice moto guzzi piccys:clap i always liked the look of the guzzi engine, they look so different, a good friend offered me his v11sport, a bright green 2000 model, i dont know which of us was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By madleemark
is it gear oil or brake fluid, or both?

is it gear oil or brake fluid, or both?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2012, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
Posted By madleemark
the throttle spindles in the throttle bodies are...

the throttle spindles in the throttle bodies are most probably the culprit, quite a common problem,they wear and then rattle annoyingly! they can be rebuilt,and the parts are available.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 101,102
Posted By madleemark
Bikelugger hope you are in better shape than your...

Bikelugger hope you are in better shape than your bike! theres only one you, but theres always another bike. what disaster befell you to cause that damage? i was very sad after my last bmw was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 503
Views: 101,102
Posted By madleemark
i thought the servo abs/twin spark started late...

i thought the servo abs/twin spark started late in 02. when looking for a r1150gs adventure, i passed on an 03 because it had servo abs. maybe they got to england early
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By madleemark
all good then, a decent warranty and rebuildable,...

all good then, a decent warranty and rebuildable, sounds a good place to deal with as well.
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