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Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,137
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I always disconnect the side stand switch it...

I always disconnect the side stand switch it drives me crazy with all these safety needs.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,300
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I know what the wife would say buy the RT as it...

I know what the wife would say buy the RT as it has heated seats:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 03:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,300
Posted By kiwiAdventure
The small trail bikes are only faster on the...

The small trail bikes are only faster on the tight stuff when it opens up the GS is in it's element. The only thing you have to watch is the rocks you through out when you pass the trail bikes. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Try the adventure seating as I remember my 1200...

Try the adventure seating as I remember my 1200 ADV being higher and I enjoyed the extra height. I'm only 5.8 with a 29" inner leg.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,101
Posted By kiwiAdventure
What I would like is Carbon Fiber Cylinder Head...

What I would like is Carbon Fiber Cylinder Head Valve Cover Set. I had a set on my 1200 HP2 my 1200 Adventure. They worked great on my HP2 as I dropped the bike often on the trails and could also...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I have if you read my post.:clap

I have if you read my post.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Company tax 28 personal tax 10.5-33 over 70K and...

Company tax 28 personal tax 10.5-33 over 70K and 15% sales tax. Their are no other tax's.

Looking forward to test riding a 2015 GS and trying out keyless start. I wish their was an option for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Their are areas in the States who have free...

Their are areas in the States who have free community medical centres and they are not just for the poor. Billings Montana is one town as we used their centre one time.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,101
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Take it off and leave it off it's a crazy item...

Take it off and leave it off it's a crazy item BMW install. I've aways removed mine as it's a pain in the mud and makes no difference on gravel roads.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,959
Posted By kiwiAdventure
How's the knee position as I don't like them too...

How's the knee position as I don't like them too bent. I'm planning on a new 2015 GS or GSA. I have owned 2 GSA's before.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
New Zealand has free medical care even visitors...

New Zealand has free medical care even visitors to our country have free care for injury. Their's the difference we look after all our people not throw them out with the dish water because they have...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
How about people take responsibility and not...

How about people take responsibility and not looking to sue. Americans need to be rapped up in cotton wool.

Look at all the alarms you need in a car now before you can sell it in the states.
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Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
One of my rides from last December. Sorry no...

One of my rides from last December. Sorry no sound.

New riding season starts october.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CnNzGrH27s
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,021
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Why ask this question at all. It's not like any...

Why ask this question at all. It's not like any of us work in BMW's factory. Humans build these bikes so at any stage a mistake can be made and this is what a warranty is for. The second build run...
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I've had my 450 over 4 years and it has never let...

I've had my 450 over 4 years and it has never let me down I properly will never sell it. Those I ride with have replaced their bikes twice if not three times and those with a BMW 450's still own...
Forum: Thumpers 06-29-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I wouldn't sell my 450 it has preformed so well...

I wouldn't sell my 450 it has preformed so well with little maintenance :1drink
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-15-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 187,414
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Who needs a person like you on this forum.:ddog

Who needs a person like you on this forum.:ddog
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-29-2013, 02:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,076
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Yes it did, but it was more a buzzing which came...

Yes it did, but it was more a buzzing which came through the handle bars. My 450 and 650 are perfect as well all my other BMW bikes I have owned which are a few.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-28-2013, 11:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,076
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I rode a 2012 800gs and the vibes through my...

I rode a 2012 800gs and the vibes through my hands were awful at 60mph. It turned me off buying an 800.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 593,875
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I've had a few gs bikes and enjoyed the look of...

I've had a few gs bikes and enjoyed the look of the bikes, but the new GS to me looks like a tank side on with too much plastic.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
The front does not look right it looks heavy....

The front does not look right it looks heavy. What I really want is another HP2 but that will never happen now BMW have decided to became "Urban" in their bike designs.
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
If you have a friend who is a lawyer get them to...

If you have a friend who is a lawyer get them to send the dealer a letter.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Harley riders ride so slow they need a prod in...

Harley riders ride so slow they need a prod in the back to get them moving along. They sit so low to the ground they must be almost asleep.:wink:
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-22-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Just riding around 100kph mostly get the buzz on...

Just riding around 100kph mostly get the buzz on the motorway through the bars and foot rests. Reading more about the new 2013 1200gs I think this looks to be the bike. I have another year to save...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
The 800 is not very well balanced on the main...

The 800 is not very well balanced on the main stand usually you get almost a 50% balance between rear and front of the bike.

I'm now looking forward to test riding the new 1200gs when it arrives...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I've just arrived home from an all day ride on a...

I've just arrived home from an all day ride on a demo 2012 800gs. I enjoyed the bike on gravel but did not enjoy the buzzing / tingling to my hands and body took once I got on the freeway. An hour...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By kiwiAdventure
2012 800gs test ride

I've just arrived home from an all day ride on a demo 2012 800gs. I enjoyed the bike on gravel but did not enjoy the buzzing / tingling to my hands and body took once I got on the freeway. An hour...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,965
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I've just arrived home from an all day ride on a...

I've just arrived home from an all day ride on a demo 2012 800gs. I enjoyed the bike on gravel but did not enjoy the buzzing my hands and body took once I got on the freeway. An hour after getting...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Sweet looking bike. I do regret selling my HP2...

Sweet looking bike. I do regret selling my HP2 I'm just hoping their will be another in time.
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I've found down under the Husqvarna dealers are...

I've found down under the Husqvarna dealers are hopeless to deal with. Just trying to get a demo ride or even them ring you back. Until BMW adds Husqvarna to their dealers I'll be staying away.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 92,324
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I found my BMW 450 a little high plus getting the...

I found my BMW 450 a little high plus getting the front wheel up was not that easy so I lowered the front of the bike down the front suspension 50mm and find the bike a lot easier to handle.
Forum: Thumpers 04-22-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
They don't need tools as they never break...

They don't need tools as they never break down:wink: My 2009 doesn't anyway.:norton
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
bmw

bmw
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
The stand is only designed to hold the bike up...

The stand is only designed to hold the bike up not the rider as well. I've had my 450 for 3 years and still have the same stand.:norton
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7,295
Views: 1,153,109
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Brake pads are expensive for the g650x $77 for...

Brake pads are expensive for the g650x $77 for font pads:huh
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2012, 10:41 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 203,851
Posted By kiwiAdventure
These new 650's have less powder than the old...

These new 650's have less powder than the old g650 range 53.00 HP (38.7 kW)) I wonder way they have lowered the power of this bike 48.00 HP (34 kW)) :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
I don't understand why you would use a water...

I don't understand why you would use a water blaster to clean your bike. I've found it takes no more time with standard hose pressure with a little cleaning product to clean my 450. By not using a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,156,194
Posted By kiwiAdventure
It would be nice for the 2013 to have an option...

It would be nice for the 2013 to have an option for heated seats, speed control and bluetooth. Speed control would be most helpful in stopping some speeding tickets. :wink:
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 07:40 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
Talking about crashes, I've dropped my 450 so...

Talking about crashes, I've dropped my 450 so many times over the 2 years I've owned the bike and never broken a thing which totally surprises me.:1drink
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6,211
Views: 1,345,782
Posted By kiwiAdventure
My 450 is two years old and have not had a...

My 450 is two years old and have not had a problem with the stand.
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