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Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 11:06 AM
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Views: 460,851
Posted By jolly green giant
Having said that, to be honest, I haven't been to...

Having said that, to be honest, I haven't been to Russia - been to Ukraine though recently. Just back from a 4000km trip doing the Alps and not one hiccup. Have had the K&N and the Iridium plugs for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,176
Posted By jolly green giant
In Europe if someone wanted to nick your panniers...

In Europe if someone wanted to nick your panniers they'd take the whole bike, panniers and all, before you know it. Install an alarm independent of the canbus so that at least you will hear it when...
Forum: Beasts 08-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 460,851
Posted By jolly green giant
Thumb I recommend you change your current filter for a...

I recommend you change your current filter for a K&N one so that you do not have to carry a spare. Likewise for plugs, change your current ones to a set of Iridium ones so that you do not have to...
Forum: Beasts 02-27-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 68,070
Posted By jolly green giant
6'7" with a 37" inseam. I own a Honda XL1000...

6'7" with a 37" inseam. I own a Honda XL1000 Varadero and a BMW R1200GS
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 460,851
Posted By jolly green giant
Last Sunday, photo taken with my son's ipod

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/photo24Jan14Cirkewwa_zps5b4fac14.jpg (http://s618.photobucket.com/user/gattb001/media/photo24Jan14Cirkewwa_zps5b4fac14.jpg.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,184
Posted By jolly green giant
I had a similar problem with the gear indicator...

I had a similar problem with the gear indicator on 6th gear going out and once the neutral light going out. Mine is a 04 12 GS - yes, one of the early ones. I cleaned the tranny switch and lubricated...
Forum: Beasts 12-26-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 460,851
Posted By jolly green giant
Unfortunately SW Motech is simply overrated. ...

Unfortunately SW Motech is simply overrated.

Many other brands like GIVI and Hepco & Becker are, from personal experience, more reliable.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2,101
Views: 210,316
Posted By jolly green giant
Anyone tried the 660 on the nav mount?

Anyone tried the 660 on the nav mount?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,971
Posted By jolly green giant
Used to mount a Vario topbox but realized (too...

Used to mount a Vario topbox but realized (too late) that it could not even hold my helmet. Bought a givi 52 ltr trekker and am really satisfied with it:
...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 21,045
Views: 3,693,405
Posted By jolly green giant
In fact, what's the mileage like on highways?...

In fact, what's the mileage like on highways? What's the range with a full tank?
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21,045
Views: 3,693,405
Posted By jolly green giant
I'm impressed you've been to Malta. Quite rightly...

I'm impressed you've been to Malta. Quite rightly said, it is difficult to reach 90mph on the island so we go to Sicily just 90 minutes away by high speed catamaran. Cruising speed on mainland Europe...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21,045
Views: 3,693,405
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks very much for a very useful explanation,...

Thanks very much for a very useful explanation, the reason being I was concerned that an 800 engine would be somewhat stressed at 90mph with luggage and 2 up. As I said, both my 1200gs and xl1000...
Forum: Beasts 09-24-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21,045
Views: 3,693,405
Posted By jolly green giant
Revs at 90 mph

New to this thread. I am considering buying a Tiger 800 both for commuting and touring and was wondering what kind of revs the engine reaches while doing 90 mph. I currently have a GS and a Varadero...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By jolly green giant
This will not happen if a. you fasten correctly,...

This will not happen if a. you fasten correctly, b. you have upper engine guards

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/DSCF0013.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,717
Posted By jolly green giant
Depends on what you want to use it for. If only...

Depends on what you want to use it for. If only to carry a rain suit and some other things go for the Vario but if you want to carry a helmet or two and many other things I recommend a GIVI. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By jolly green giant
Just replaced my Vario topbox with a Trekker 52...

Just replaced my Vario topbox with a Trekker 52 litre (cost Euro 210), a very good piece of kit, can easily take two flip-ups with other smaller gear and does not look large on the bike. The GS/GSA's...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,268
Posted By jolly green giant
Thumb Many thanks Jim, much appreciated. Brian

Many thanks Jim, much appreciated. Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 23,268
Posted By jolly green giant
Hi Jim, Some excellent ideas there. What...

Hi Jim,

Some excellent ideas there. What size P clip did you use for the headlight protector? Many thanks. Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,736
Posted By jolly green giant
In 2010 I bought a set of Conti TAs for my Honda...

In 2010 I bought a set of Conti TAs for my Honda Varadero for a trip to Austria. Alas, what a disappointment as the front wobbled so much it wanted to tear the bike apart. During the trip had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,581
Posted By jolly green giant
Two years ago I bought a 2005 with 6000km on the...

Two years ago I bought a 2005 with 6000km on the clock and it now has 17000km all on tarmac. The only problem so far has been the rear disc brake flange which I replaced as soon as I discovered lugs...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,032,650
Posted By jolly green giant
BMW also offers crash bars for the current model...

BMW also offers crash bars for the current model 1200 GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,032,650
Posted By jolly green giant
For those concerned with seat height BMW is...

For those concerned with seat height BMW is making available a HIGH seat for the new GS, as is available for the current model in Europe.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11,315
Views: 2,032,650
Posted By jolly green giant
According to a two page report in today's local...

According to a two page report in today's local daily the multi controller is not only connected to the navi but also to a ride modes feature (4 different types), ESA and computer. It comes as an...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By jolly green giant
Many thanks Richard. I placed an order for the...

Many thanks Richard. I placed an order for the securing pin this morning.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By jolly green giant
Lensgrinder, that was what I was looking for. I...

Lensgrinder, that was what I was looking for. I will place the order for the part tomorrow. Many thanks, much appreciated.

In your links there is a mention of the Enduro Kit, do you have a part...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By jolly green giant
I read somewhere that a securing pin has been...

I read somewhere that a securing pin has been added to the vario top box so that it does not come off accidentally. In fact, the new adapter plate has a recess for it. But I have no clue to its part...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By jolly green giant
Part No

Anyone know the part no for securing the 1200gs topbox to the adapter plate?
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2012, 02:55 AM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 460,851
Posted By jolly green giant
Congratulations on your new ride Bernard, wishing...

Congratulations on your new ride Bernard, wishing you many safe journeys on your new bike. Hope to see you in Wales.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,527
Posted By jolly green giant
Get rid of the original GSA seat and go for a GS...

Get rid of the original GSA seat and go for a GS low seat. Sense of balance and confidence retun in no time.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 14,736
Posted By jolly green giant
I mounted a pair of Conti TAs on my other bike, a...

I mounted a pair of Conti TAs on my other bike, a Honda Varadero, for a trip to Austria. To my horror the tyres wanted to tear the bike apart. Once back home I took them off and mounted them on my GS...
Forum: Beasts 04-29-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,800
Views: 460,851
Posted By jolly green giant
I cannot speak about SW Motech engine bars, but...

I cannot speak about SW Motech engine bars, but as far as GIVI engine bars go they're much more easier to install, indeed without taking apart the bike. Apart from being solidly made, they look the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,865
Posted By jolly green giant
Better than the new V Strom :evil

Better than the new V Strom :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 01:46 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,865
Posted By jolly green giant
My other bike is a Varadero, slightly heavier...

My other bike is a Varadero, slightly heavier than a GS but very comfortable on long rides nonetheless

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/Picture351.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By jolly green giant
Wow, most helpful. Much appreciated

Wow, most helpful. Much appreciated
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2011, 01:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By jolly green giant
2006 GSA Rear Shock on 2005 GS

Just fitted a 2006 GSA Showa rear shock to my 2005 GS. Rear tyre now touches the ground but bike easier to put on centre stand.

Just need some advice on setting of the shock regarding preload...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2011, 12:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,697
Posted By jolly green giant
If you go for Various spend a couple of extra...

If you go for Various spend a couple of extra bucks on large pack waterproof liners from army surplus - really worth it. Last year in September had to drive for 8 hours in incessant rain. My Various...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks for all the help boys.:clap

Thanks for all the help boys.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By jolly green giant
05 R1200 GS brake fluid change

Can anyone guide me on how to replace the brake fluid of my 05 R1200GS? I know a thread exists for the 1150GS but I am not sure whether brake systems are the same. If another thread exists I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,269
Posted By jolly green giant
I've got Conti Trail Attacks at the moment - the...

I've got Conti Trail Attacks at the moment - the only defect they have is that the handlebar wobbles up to 40 mph. Am considering moving to Dunlop TR91 Trailmax which is being highly recommended in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,142
Posted By jolly green giant
As long as the ballasts are slim.....

As long as the ballasts are slim.....
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