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Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
Ha! Do you know how hard it is to find a barber...

Ha! Do you know how hard it is to find a barber who genuinely knows how to shape them? For less than £40... Lost arts and all...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
Oh no not bothered at all, but I should do a...

Oh no not bothered at all, but I should do a fresh one sometime, it would be interesting (for me at least) to see how much difference there is with nearly a year's experience on the system, mine was...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,744
Posted By duffs
Oh yeah it's owwwwwhhhhn!

Oh yeah it's owwwwwhhhhn!
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,744
Posted By duffs
Might join you... my arms remain decidedly naked...

Might join you... my arms remain decidedly naked despite my catalogue modelling days continuing into my fat 40s... :rofl

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7804214/IMG_6573.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,744
Posted By duffs
Ok mon petit chou... vas doucement sur ton voyage...

Ok mon petit chou... vas doucement sur ton voyage à «terre de mon peuple» (ne mets pas un tabouret renversé)... et bonne chance avec ton tatouage - télécharger une photo rapidement! Et n'oublies...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
Haha thanks for that. I think it's important to...

Haha thanks for that. I think it's important to note I did this video 3 days or so after having the system installed so hadn't quite got the 'knack' spot on (also was riding with a pillion who was...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 525,614
Posted By duffs
This: ...

This:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/7804214/control.jpg

On ECE models it switches between DRL-only and low beam headlamps in manual mode, or from DRL-only to low beam headlamps in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-22-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 171,707
Posted By duffs
Wow, and presumably the added feature of...

Wow, and presumably the added feature of communicating with the Mars rover (or picking up the adult swim channel), they’re as big as satellites!!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,227
Views: 665,768
Posted By duffs
Sorry didn’t see your message until now! The...

Sorry didn’t see your message until now! The pannier had had its day sadly, as chunks of plastic were broken off in the corners. But the bike is now like new again, thanks to my insurance. In the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3,090
Views: 472,360
Posted By duffs
This is just normal play in the joints at either...

This is just normal play in the joints at either end of the drive shaft in a non-load situation. Although I wouldn't advise this for H&S reasons, you can replicate the clunking by running the bike at...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
Questions answered

I’ve had the system since it was released last spring so here are some myth busters and answers for the recurrent questions:

Physical operation
The device is simply a sensor with a linkage which...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2014, 03:43 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
I paid £400 with a bit of negotiation in the UK...

I paid £400 with a bit of negotiation in the UK but I think the usual going rate here is about £500, so much different - go for it!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,543
Posted By duffs
The failure above seems to be an anomaly...

The failure above seems to be an anomaly unrelated to the LEDs themselves. LEDs have a usable* life expectancy of 10,000–25,000 hours which means at a minimum you’d have to ride the bike 8 hours a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-01-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,505
Posted By duffs
I use my F800GS for shorter trips and dirt/mud,...

I use my F800GS for shorter trips and dirt/mud, and my R1200GS for longer trips and gravel. Alternate between them for commuting, both equally good for this and means neither sits for any periods of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,663
Posted By duffs
The LED (and I believe the halogen) headlamp on...

The LED (and I believe the halogen) headlamp on the R1200GS produces a symmetrical beam - no LHD/RHD conversion/adjustment necessary.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
What currency?

What currency?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,272
Views: 266,978
Posted By duffs
Tyre pressure monitoring is incompatible with...

Tyre pressure monitoring is incompatible with tubes which is why it’s n/a on the 800s...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
Mixed results from people with the lower gears. ...

Mixed results from people with the lower gears.

Since my last service when I asked them to recalibrate the system (I was experiencing the odd rough shift) mine does 1-2 and 2-1 perfectly every...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,166
Posted By duffs
BMW’s instructions here:...

BMW’s instructions here: http://www.bmw-motorrad-store.co.uk/media/downloads/english/BMW_Motorrad/R1200GS_(K50)/R1200GS_(K50)_Installation_windscreen.pdf
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,811
Posted By duffs
I mentioned in another thread that after my long...

I mentioned in another thread that after my long trip this year I started getting a little bit of surging (same thing, around 3-4k rpm) but a week after I returned home the bike was brought in for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-06-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,865
Posted By duffs
Been offline and only just saw the pic! Good...

Been offline and only just saw the pic! Good choice for the colour! Bet you’re enjoying it :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
I think it depends on your market and dealer - in...

I think it depends on your market and dealer - in the UK I paid £400 ($650) installed but that includes our extortionate (20%) tax... pretax that would be £330 ($540).
Forum: Ride reports 09-01-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 97,562
Posted By duffs
Oops :cry

Oops :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,307,720
Posted By duffs
Agreed... some may remember a woman in the US who...

Agreed... some may remember a woman in the US who bought a Toyota with laser/adaptive cruise control, then crashed the car when she turned around to get something out of the back seat (and tried to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
Have a quick read of my post above - if the...

Have a quick read of my post above - if the system is working correctly it should do all changes smoothly and properly (even 2nd to 1st, although I don’t do this change often). Usually I don’t ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 743
Views: 102,382
Posted By duffs
It took a few days to learn its quirks, but what...

It took a few days to learn its quirks, but what you’re describing doesn’t sound right at all... Do you know if your bike was the first on which your dealership installed the system? If so it may...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,434
Posted By duffs
Thank you for your good humour :wink: ...

Thank you for your good humour :wink:



I’d requested the recommendation for a heavily loaded bike in the case above, approximately 200kg in total. I wonder if our version of the K60 is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,434
Posted By duffs
Tone, Cug!! I already have my mum for my daily...

Tone, Cug!! I already have my mum for my daily dose of sarcasm.

While I understand what you’re saying, that is not necessarily the case. Here is a link to TüV approval for the K60 Scouts on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,434
Posted By duffs
The recommendations are for the selected tyres on...

The recommendations are for the selected tyres on their recommended list - which we all have the option to take or leave of course. On my F800GS I run tyres which are not on the list (Heidenau K60s),...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,434
Posted By duffs
In this case it comes down to who you'd rather...

In this case it comes down to who you'd rather believe - the engineers who designed and built the bike and recommend a selection of different tyres for it, or the tyre maker whose key business is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 824
Posted By duffs
About £7 (or equivalent thereof) from your dealer?

About £7 (or equivalent thereof) from your dealer?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,307,720
Posted By duffs
Or just get an aug 2013 or later build and just...

Or just get an aug 2013 or later build and just ride the bloody thing without worry.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,434
Posted By duffs
Agree the A3s do better than they should on a...

Agree the A3s do better than they should on a variety of surfaces - we also have that nasty clay mud shit here and it can make for some sketchy moments with these tyres, particularly 2-up! Mainly the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,434
Posted By duffs
The pressure sensors display the pressure...

The pressure sensors display the pressure compensated to cold pressure at 20°C which might explain this discrepancy. Presumably you’ve checked with a gauge after the bike has sat for a few hours or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,434
Posted By duffs
Odd you’re getting cupping - usually this is the...

Odd you’re getting cupping - usually this is the result of under inflation... wonder if you can convince the michelin man to warranty them?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,307,720
Posted By duffs
Mine didn’t experience the surging until I got...

Mine didn’t experience the surging until I got home from my last trip (2,500 miles around Europe) - then I started noticing a slight amount of surging around 30mph in 3rd gear which occurred also on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,865
Posted By duffs
Thanks! Can’t wait to see pix!!!

Thanks! Can’t wait to see pix!!!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,865
Posted By duffs
I’ve just done a write-up about 2 1/2 years with...

I’ve just done a write-up about 2 1/2 years with my F800GS - however it is about 90% applicable to the F700... http://www.gelandestrasse.co.uk/2014/08/two-and-a-half-years-on-f800gs.html
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,434
Posted By duffs
Out of curiosity are you running standard (ie BMW...

Out of curiosity are you running standard (ie BMW recommended) pressures? Mine has worn evenly over 6,000 miles, down to about 45-50% tread at the front. Much of that distance has been 2-up. I run at...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,865
Posted By duffs
The new builds start in Berlin each year ~15 Aug...

The new builds start in Berlin each year ~15 Aug - my dealership mentioned first units arriving first week of September.

Last year I ordered a new R1200GS at the beginning of August but specified...
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