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Forum: Australia 04-05-2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,004
Posted By Spewboy
I got some racetech stuff fitted to my old TDM by...

I got some racetech stuff fitted to my old TDM by Izzy at Suspensions r us in Gippsland.
Transformed the old girl for not much money.

http://www.suspensionsrus.com.au/
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,410
Posted By Spewboy
I checked my suspension sag out and found the...

I checked my suspension sag out and found the recommended spring preloads pretty close to spot on.

The front unladen was 38mm and with me on it was 50mm
The rear unladen was 33mm and with me on...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 18,576
Posted By Spewboy
67000K and mine started to fall apart

The front universal joint on my 2008 12GS

http://i872.photobucket.com/albums/ab288/mickho/BMUniversal.jpg

Not good enough for a non servicable component.
Specially taking into account the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2012, 02:03 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,739
Posted By Spewboy
I can probably chime in with my experiences with...

I can probably chime in with my experiences with the Super Ten and the GS.
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Forum: Beasts 02-21-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 626
Views: 159,803
Posted By Spewboy
I have just had the same dilemma, and I picked up...

I have just had the same dilemma, and I picked up my S10 this morning. I never got to ride a Versys but the quality of the S10 did it for me. It looked and felt integrated, where the Versys was full...
Forum: Australia 02-20-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,618
Posted By Spewboy
http://www.moto24.co.uk/

http://www.moto24.co.uk/
Forum: Australia 02-19-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,618
Posted By Spewboy
Moto24 cheap adv bits from Germany

Hello,
I am after some luggage for the new Super Tenere and have been shopping around on the internet. I have come across a German website that looks to have some good prices with reasonable...
Forum: Australia 09-20-2011, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Spewboy
Yes, that would have been a be tter way to go,...

Yes, that would have been a be tter way to go, although unfortunately the driveshaft was damaged.
Forum: Australia 09-19-2011, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 768
Posted By Spewboy
Cheap BMW Spares

I have come across a top shop in the UK that does mail order BMW spares for excellent prices.
I needed a new driveshaft and was originally quoted $1600 from BMW Aus, $700 including freight from this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Spewboy
$1600 Aussie Dollars for a new drive shaft, and...

$1600 Aussie Dollars for a new drive shaft, and there is not one in the country. What a bucket of shit.
Must be some sort of mass hypnotism. No power, dodgy handling, ridiculously expensive, noisy,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2011, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By Spewboy
Broken Drive shaft 08 GS1200

3 years and 1 month old, 78,000 Ks and my bike started a strange vibration through the foot pegs.

The drive shaft is shagged, apparently both universals are damaged.
Parts need to come from...
Forum: EMEA 07-03-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,864
Posted By Spewboy
That would be the Stelvio Pass. ...

That would be the Stelvio Pass.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BE9IMxR8Tk

remember which side of the road you are supposed to be on and have fun.
Forum: Australia 07-03-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,381
Posted By Spewboy
I have used Smartsend a couple of times, both...

I have used Smartsend a couple of times, both times for pushbikes, once from Mel to Launceston, the other from Adelaide to Launnie. No problems, cheap and reasonably quick with tracking available...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2010, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6,434
Views: 555,424
Posted By Spewboy
Helmet sale in Launnie

I went into the scooter shop in Launnie this morning and picked up a Zeus 2100B for $125. I got the last Medium, there were a few Large ones still in stock. They also have some shark helmets, all...
Forum: Australia 02-09-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,577
Posted By Spewboy
I have an 08 gs and reckon the GSAs are for...

I have an 08 gs and reckon the GSAs are for poseurs.
I can get 450ks to a tank if I take it easy, run road tyres and hunt sports bikes in the twisties.
Michelin pilot roads are not too bad on good...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2010, 11:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,725
Posted By Spewboy
Flash, I was in the same position as you 18mths...

Flash, I was in the same position as you 18mths ago. I had a TDM900 that was doing the job well, 100KM daily commute and some rides on the weekends. I got spooked by it having too many Ks to sell so...
Forum: Australia 02-07-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,289
Posted By Spewboy
I came through there on Saturday from North to...

I came through there on Saturday from North to South and it was in pretty good nick. The 1200gs was pretty well loaded up and even with the Michelin Pilot Roads and some drizzle on the NSW side I had...
Forum: Australia 01-12-2010, 02:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By Spewboy
Launceston to Coffs Harbour - best way for a GS

Hello,
I have managed a bit of a success with the family.
We are off to Coffs for a weeks stay by the beach, I was booking the flights and feeling a bit shitty about another holiday with the GS...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,930
Posted By Spewboy
WTF: Where's the adventure in that?

WTF: Where's the adventure in that?
Forum: Australia 02-01-2009, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6,434
Views: 555,424
Posted By Spewboy
The place is full of suicidal furry things

Yep, I have had a number of incidents with furry animals. In the worst a wallaby wrote off my CBR and put me in hospital. I have hit a few possums as well, without such dire consequences, but it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By Spewboy
modified spark plug socket

I found one of the cheap spark plug sockets in my toolkit and cut it up to make a custom tool.
A 22mm Hex with its own 3/8" square drive.
...
Forum: Australia 01-24-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 577
Views: 20,930
Posted By Spewboy
Tassies NE not just for dirt squirters

Gooday,
To introduce myself to you lot I followed in some of your footsteps today and wrote a quick write up:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=426501

Some of the best blacktop...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By Spewboy
An Afternoon in Tasmania's North East

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I have just...
Forum: Australia 01-16-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,400
Posted By Spewboy
24 bikes so far, Yamaha DT360 Honda...

24 bikes so far,

Yamaha DT360
Honda CB400/4
Yamaha XS750
Suzuki Katana 750
Laverda 1000 3C
Suzuki Katana 1100
Yamaha XJ900
Suzuki GS850G
Forum: Australia 01-08-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,069
Posted By Spewboy
Be careful though ex racers are allowed to joing...

Be careful though ex racers are allowed to joing the Ulysses Club.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,187
Posted By Spewboy
I have done 12,000ks on the OEM Battle Wings and...

I have done 12,000ks on the OEM Battle Wings and will be happy to replace them with something that will give me more confidence.
early on I had a few rear wheel slides under moderate power while...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2008, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 687
Posted By Spewboy
Chinese Topbox

I have been after a topbox to fit to my 1200gs for a while.
I did not like the size or the price of the Vario one, although I did get the Vario panniers when I bought the bike and they are well made...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,836
Posted By Spewboy
You are right tyre wear is a huge variable...

You are right tyre wear is a huge variable dependant on how you ride. The test was conducted in a way that was intended to reduce the riders influence on tyre wear.
I believe there were 8 bikes and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2008, 08:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,836
Posted By Spewboy
Motorrad tyre test

Here is a link to a tyre test done by Motorrad in Germany using R1200GS's.
Interesting reading, I have ordered a set of Continental trail Attacks to replace the almost shagged Battle Wings that came...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,445
Posted By Spewboy
I have a 3 month old ‘08 GS with 7000Ks...

I have a 3 month old ‘08 GS with 7000Ks (4500Miles) on it. I average about 5.0L/100KM(47MPG) and have seen a best of 4.5L/100KM(52.3MPG), and a worst of 6.3L/100KM (37.3MPG). I do almost no city...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2008, 01:01 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 15,472
Posted By Spewboy
GooSe

GooSe,
Cause it looks awkward and ungainly. But can kick arse when it has to.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2008, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By Spewboy
The Australian delivered ones are the same. I...

The Australian delivered ones are the same.
I asked the guy at the dealership if he could replace it during the first service. I am sure that I used to notice things like that.
:gerg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By Spewboy
Running in advice

Gooday from tasmania,
This is my first post, so go easy on me.

I picked up my new R1200GS on Friday. Any tips on running it in. The book says to vary the engine speed and not to go over 4000rpm...
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