What Did Your Evil Twin Do Today?!?

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Motorfiets, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. YrianX

    YrianX Viking Adventurer

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    Congratualtions on your new ride :D

    Glad you are enjoying it!
  2. McCardigan

    McCardigan happy Budda

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    Well my evil twin ticked over 120,000kms today:clap:clap:clap

    Bought new in Jan 2011, it has spent about 18 mths in transit around the world, or in storage as I rode other bikes here in Oz and OS.

    Only problems have been replacement of a fuel pump at 75000k's and a stator at 110,000k's, oh, and bent rear shock bolts.

    Can't complain about that.
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    Chris
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  3. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Didn't know that you get a /!\ when you reach that kind of mileage. Maybe your engine is going to explode now o0
  4. Hamish71

    Hamish71 Been here awhile

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    I love seeing that....120,000km....that means my bike will last at least another 5yrs:)

    I normally do all my own servicing, but recently had an electrical issue I just couldn't find...and the bike was running in emergency mode.

    Still just in warranty, so bit the bullet, and had BMW in South Melbourne (Australia) service it. Felt like bubba had bent me over and had his way with me when I got the bill, but to their credit....it is "brand new sweet!" all over again.

    25000km, valves required quite a bit of shimming (4.95), but it is silky smooth again now. 2 weeks ago I was trading this bike for a new one....now it has definitely shifted back to the "keep for ever" side of the garage....assuming I can find a HP2e to keep the km down on this thing. Anyone got a HP2e in Aus?
  5. Christof

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    We modified the stock low seat by adding two strips of foam to level it out, add a bit of cush for the tush and left some space for the family jewels. After the foam was shaped we laid some finishing tissue to smooth it out make it nice. This is the third and final iteration.

    I actually didn't have two many complaints with the stock low seat. It's a bit thin on the padding, but the shape is good. We are leaving on a two week trip tomorrow so I thought I'd play around with it.

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  6. Christof

    Christof Adventurer

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    This is with the tissue before putting the cover back on.

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  7. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Well, I just added a touratech Extreme rear shock. :clap:clap:clap

    The first two miles were glorious! And then I had to get back to work. :lol3

    Pix later!
  8. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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  9. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Yeah no kidding right? :lol3

    But it really WAS a great two miles! And even more sad...no rest for me this weekend...down to work on the vacation property and I need my tools. Storage on the GS only goes so far. Good times!
  10. pimvddoel

    pimvddoel Adventurer

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  11. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    She traded herself. Never thought she would, but she did. Now tasked with taking off all the stuff, I put on her.....:freaky
  12. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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    She grew tired of CF and moved on.

    When shall we look in the FM?
  13. chris73

    chris73 Been here awhile

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    Whatcha buy?
  14. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    :D:D.... Perhaps your right. All of the extras are going. Hoping to begin posting them this afternoon.
  15. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I ended up with a 2014 R1200GS..... I had driven many 12 GS, and have never considered it my bike, until their new WC premiered. Very surprised.
  16. chris73

    chris73 Been here awhile

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    I've been holding out on spending more money on mine. Thinking the wc 1200 is for me as well. Did you get esa?
  17. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I did, about as loaded as you can get it.
  18. Reaver

    Reaver Outta Here

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  19. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    Hater......:D
  20. Hamish71

    Hamish71 Been here awhile

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    Mine spat a front brake calipre....
    Out in a trail, on a short ride where I didn't take spares or tools!

    I know....I know.

    Magyvered it with some bolts from my engine guard.
    Home now.