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Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By vteec
Hi, small update the bmw battery tender is...

Hi,
small update the bmw battery tender is recording 0.2/0.3 amps and 100% charge as soon as i hook it up.

does this make sense to you please?
is the battery fine after all?

thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By vteec
Eddy Alvarez, I like everything more on my 1200...

Eddy Alvarez, I like everything more on my 1200 especially the clutch and the torque when compared to the 800.

the 800 is a good bike but feels gutless in comparison, but it is lighter and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By vteec
zega, rvt you make bad company :) thnak you...

zega, rvt you make bad company :)

thnak you for your replies. i will keep probably keep both for now :)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By vteec
hi slowinfastout, ktm 690 enduro R is on my...

hi slowinfastout,

ktm 690 enduro R is on my mind!!!! :)
me and you are 'in sync' on how we feel on this...

but i do not know if i should sell the r1200gs, i bought this bike new and is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,070
Posted By vteec
not using the 1200 everyday makes it feels too heavy?... opinions

hello
i have been wanting to post this for a lot of time now, you always come up with the best opinions and advice.

i am an all year round biker since the last four years (i got my licence in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By vteec
thank you for all the replies. just went to...

thank you for all the replies.

just went to garage and started the bike twice in a row, started right up.
but i still suspect a faulty battery, do not want to be left stranded because of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By vteec
R1200GS ADV [OIL] Random Starting Issue - Normal Boxer engine or Battery?

Hi,
my bmw r1200gs adventure is one of the last oil cooled models (90th anniversary), just one year old and 2500kms.

it is always hooked up to bmw battery trickle charger when not in use.

i...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By vteec
thank you for all the replies. especially...

thank you for all the replies.
especially Camel-Adv video!

would you know what size bolts i need please?

dealer wants me to pay for the full mounting kit set :cry
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By vteec
thank you for your replies. the bolts i am...

thank you for your replies.

the bolts i am referring too which appear to be missing are marked as 'F' in the image below.

i think i should have bolts there to secure the cross brace better.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-23-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By vteec
Bluhduh OEM aluminium pannier rack -crossbrace attachment

hello
i have just bought a used 2013 f800gs that has the oem aluminium panniers fitted.
i have noticed that the cross brace bar that goes underneath the indicators looks like is not bolted behind...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,812
Posted By vteec
what is the difference in the ABS please? never...

what is the difference in the ABS please?
never read that there was an upgrade in the system/modulator.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,812
Posted By vteec
yes, infact my other bike is a 2013 gsa 90th and...

yes, infact my other bike is a 2013 gsa 90th and the ESA makes a noticeable difference to me.
on the 800gs i could not feel it.

thank you
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,812
Posted By vteec
Thank you for your reply. I am not an...

Thank you for your reply.

I am not an experienced rider and when I test rode the new white one, I played around with the ESA but I could not feel a difference.

On real oem I checked the part...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-21-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,812
Posted By vteec
2012 triple black or 2013 new model white?

hello
i have the opportunity to acquire either a 2012 triple black or a 2013 in alpine white.

both have similar specs, mileage and specs.
the triple black is around usd3000 cheaper.
the new...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,172
Posted By vteec
hello for riders who rode and own both. is...

hello
for riders who rode and own both.
is there a big difference in height please?
the 500exc-f is 970 and the 690 is 900.
but i have a feeling that the 500's suspension would compress more so...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By vteec
Abrasive: never told anybody the same thing about...

Abrasive: never told anybody the same thing about the fake exhaust - i do not like it as well!
thank you i am even more inclined to go for the 690 now!

Canadianx: thank you for your reply, that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By vteec
Hello abrasive, Your comment is really...

Hello abrasive,
Your comment is really interesting, so the ktm has less buffeting eventhough the sertao comes with a small screen?
And yes about the hydraulic clutch you are right, feels much...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By vteec
hello rides much taller in what sense please? ...

hello
rides much taller in what sense please?
is there less sag in the suspension?

falling over is not usually the plan :)

also can you do short commutes on your exc 500?
how do you compare...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By vteec
hello mikerogers74, thank you for your reply. ...

hello mikerogers74, thank you for your reply.

that is how i feel about the g650 as well, that is why i am looking at the ktm.
but will it be too 'raw' for me? have you ever ridden a xcountry?
i...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By vteec
After BMW Xcountry, KTM 690 Enduro R?

hello
i need your expertise and opinions please.

i currently ride a bmw r1200gs adventure and had a bmw g650 xcountry before.
i used to love riding the xcountry for the daily commute to work...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By vteec
thank you eric2. my friend had replaced the...

thank you eric2.

my friend had replaced the brake fluid around a 18 months ago because he was concerned about fluid contamination.
he never replaced the clutch hydraulic though.

do you think...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By vteec
BMW R850C garage find what to service?

hello
i have just acquired a one owner 1999 BMW R850C with only 5000kms on the clock which are genuine because the owner is a good friend of mine.
bike has been almost never ridden during the past...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By vteec
thank you marchyman. much appreciated. def:...

thank you marchyman. much appreciated.

def: i will be using castrol oil.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By vteec
thank you marchyman. very helpful. do you...

thank you marchyman.
very helpful.
do you think i should be concerned about the fact that i will not be hooking the bike up to the dealer computer and update the software with any updates if there...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,051
Posted By vteec
BMW R1200GSA 2013 (OIL-90TH) first service

hi
my 2013 90th anniversary is due for it's first service and would like to ask a very good friend of mine and also a bike mechanic to take care of this not the dealer.

he asked me if i can...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By vteec
hello i went to have a look at the sertao again...

hello
i went to have a look at the sertao again and spoke to the dealer.
they went through all the work was carried out under warranty when bike was just five months old:
decompression lever on...
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By vteec
:) it is true i am stuck with BMW! but i like...

:) it is true i am stuck with BMW!
but i like the 690R, except that i need something similar to the Xcountry, that is, suitable for the daily commute.
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By vteec
hi thank you for your input. the f800gs in...

hi
thank you for your input.
the f800gs in question is a 2012 model not the last generation.

Jon, you have written exactly what i had in mind before seeing the 800gs at the dealer.
i want an...
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 03:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,134
Posted By vteec
Exchange bmw xcountry for sertao or 800gs?

hello
i need your input please because i am undecided.
my dealer has a bmw g650 sertao and f800gs triple black for sale which are almost in brand new condition.
was thinking of upgrading my daily...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By vteec
thank you for all your replies. Dstevens:...

thank you for all your replies.

Dstevens: gulp…i cut a small part like 3cm long :cry … should have been more patient :)
could not make itself in, shall order a new gasket ? :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By vteec
hello dstevens. mine is a 13 gsa as well! 90th...

hello dstevens.
mine is a 13 gsa as well! 90th anniversary edition.

yes it is a pain to get back, was considering throwing it away :)
will do like you told me.

the funny thing is that it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By vteec
bmw aluminum case gasket/rubber strip fitting

hello
i have just purchased my new aluminum top case and as soon as i opened it i found the rubber strip or gasket inside the case.

i know that bmw sells this gasket separately as well.
can i do...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By vteec
thank you for the replies. i am sure the...

thank you for the replies.

i am sure the dealer overtorqued the fasteners.
will demand replacement.
i know it is a trivial thing but i do not intend to accept it.

thank you
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By vteec
thank you for the replies. much appreciated. as...

thank you for the replies. much appreciated.
as always you are the GS gurus and are worth a mine of gold!!

grouchygeezer, i think i have managed to identify this spot on the handlebar, it is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By vteec
bmw r1200gs adventure (oil) handlebar adjustment

hi
i have read in my manual that the handle bar can be adjusted as either towards the rider or further away the rider.

are there any marks/dots on the handle bar itself to show you where it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By vteec
R1200GS Adventure (OIL) cracks in windsheild -overtightening of fasteners?

hi
i have noticed that i have hair line like cracks in the windshield/screen exactly next to all the fasteners/screws that hold the screen in place on my Adventure.

these are present also next to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By vteec
thank you for your replies. yes makes a lot of...

thank you for your replies.
yes makes a lot of sense for the canister.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By vteec
1200gs adventure threaded holes under tank -what are they for?

hello
i was just cleaning my new 1200 gs 90th adventure and noticed that on the left hand side when looking from the front of the bike, under neath the tank there are two threaded (brass) holes....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2013, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 917
Posted By vteec
i have spent some more time fiddling with the...

i have spent some more time fiddling with the seat and if i try to push it towards the seat to close the gap, it will not latch at the rear.

but also i was trying to fit the standard seat back on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 25,118
Posted By vteec
yes you are all correct it has a float. but...

yes you are all correct it has a float.
but still with 10litres of fuel it is still showing FUEL! when it should remove the warning and have three bars on the display since 10L is a third of the...
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