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Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4,156
Views: 490,122
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Mrs P's 11 G650GS F/L has a 140 rear tubeless...

Mrs P's 11 G650GS F/L has a 140 rear tubeless tyre on the alloy rim and my new 13 G650GS Sertao has a 130 rear tube tyre on a spoked rim and it would have been nice to have had the same size tyres....
Forum: Thumpers 08-16-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 4,156
Views: 490,122
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Looks great..........That's the first G650GS I've...

Looks great..........That's the first G650GS I've seen with spoked wheels other than the Sertao, tyres look really good too!
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7,252
Views: 957,775
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Yeah, the ADVrider 'collective' can just about...

Yeah, the ADVrider 'collective' can just about sort anything...............!

Check your terminals is top of the list...........Maybe world peace second!

FP.
Forum: Thumpers 07-29-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,252
Views: 957,775
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Excellent videos Alskee I especially liked the...

Excellent videos Alskee I especially liked the second one in the sand.

You've just inspired me to take my new Sertao out for a ride around the 'dreich' Scottish borders tonight. The thunder and...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4,156
Views: 490,122
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Wow.....That G650GS looks amazing in...

Wow.....That G650GS looks amazing in black.........!

FP.
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2013, 12:33 AM
Replies: 7,252
Views: 957,775
Posted By Farmer Palmer
That's just what I was going to ask...

That's just what I was going to ask aswell..........!
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7,252
Views: 957,775
Posted By Farmer Palmer
I'm 6' 4" too and weigh around 100kg/220lbs and...

I'm 6' 4" too and weigh around 100kg/220lbs and have a Dakar seat which cost me 40 secondhand here in the UK/Scotland so it was a cheap option.

You can also try some bar risers or at least...
Forum: Thumpers 07-06-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 7,252
Views: 957,775
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Those photos are so good I've had to show them...

Those photos are so good I've had to show them again..........I like the cut of your jib Sir......!
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7,252
Views: 957,775
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Aye you're right it's just pointless sh*te but it...

Aye you're right it's just pointless sh*te but it looks good and it's always interesting to see what temperature the bikes running at especially since it doesn't have a temperature gauge of it's own!...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7,252
Views: 957,775
Posted By Farmer Palmer
New Scottish Sertao owner signing in!

I'm looking forward to picking up my new G650GS Sertao at the end of the week so thought i'd say hello to the other Sertao owners!

I'm tall at 6' 4" so the Sertao with a Dakar seat will be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 950
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Yep, ACF50 over here in Scotland...

Yep, ACF50 over here in Scotland aswell...........What with all the salt on the roads in winter and living right next to the North Sea!

Cover the whole of the metalwork on the bike either with a...
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 26,890
Views: 3,276,882
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Same here..........Filled up my Acerbis tank and...

Same here..........Filled up my Acerbis tank and made it about four miles before the bike coughed and died!

The fuel cap breather pipe had a kink in it so I unscrewed the cap and undid the kink...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 26,890
Views: 3,276,882
Posted By Farmer Palmer
I've only had my 98 DR350 for eighteen hours and...

I've only had my 98 DR350 for eighteen hours and i've discovered the same thing................If you angle the dipstick forward a wee bit it seems to locate much better!

FP.:D
Forum: Thumpers 03-27-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26,890
Views: 3,276,882
Posted By Farmer Palmer
DR350 Painted Acerbis Tank........???

Just bought a nice wee 8,000mile 98 DR350 and the previous owner has had the Acerbis 16 litre tank 'professionally' painted black to match the rest of the bike.

I always thought these tanks...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,929
Posted By Farmer Palmer
I've got Ewan McGregors actual screen as seen in...

I've got Ewan McGregors actual screen as seen in that photo on my GSA.

It's laser etched rather than stickered with the Touratech logo and on the lip of the screen facing the rider it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,611
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Normal wear on any of the TKC 80's i've had over...

Normal wear on any of the TKC 80's i've had over the last ten years........!

FP.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,803
Posted By Farmer Palmer
I've used TKC80's for ten years now, standard...

I've used TKC80's for ten years now, standard factory equipment on my 02 1150GSA and on my 10 1200GSA aswell..........I did have an HP2E for three years from 07-10 but it had more extreme Metzeler...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,070
Posted By Farmer Palmer
I have had the Touratech one on my 1150GSA and...

I have had the Touratech one on my 1150GSA and currently have one on my 1200GSA and like it!

Having said that you could cut a couple of 'knobbles' off an old worn TKC80 tyre then drill a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 831
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Desierto 3

I've got a Desierto 3 on my 2010 GSA30, fitted it to my bike last May.............Really love the look although the weather protection isn't quite as good as the original screen.

Touratech now...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,091
Posted By Farmer Palmer
I used the wifes hairdrier and an old credit card...

I used the wifes hairdrier and an old credit card to remove the humvee chevrons from my old alloy 1200 adventure cases.

To remove the sticky residue i used a wee bit of petrol on a cloth and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,684
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Used my Stop and Go today for the first time on...

Used my Stop and Go today for the first time on my farm quadbike(Honda TRX420 Rancher)

Had a 4" nail stuck in the rear tyre and all i did was load the plugger as per instructions, pulled the nail...
Forum: Europe 12-29-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,555
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Dunbar signing in here and saying hello.......!

Dunbar signing in here and saying hello.......!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 9,454
Views: 1,906,084
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Now that is history............It makes a change...

Now that is history............It makes a change to getting our arses kicked by the English!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 9,454
Views: 1,906,084
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Waiting on a ferry in Norway on the way to the...

Waiting on a ferry in Norway on the way to the Nordkapp on my BMW1150GSA in 2003...............A Norweigian rider on a BMW R1150RT pulls up alongside after doing a slow ride round to see my...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Good effort and you could always paint the bottom...

Good effort and you could always paint the bottom stainless bolt black for the stealth look.

I'm sure a man on a galloping horse would never know the difference! :D

FP.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,273
Posted By Farmer Palmer
I think most of the Terra Circa bikes were pretty...

I think most of the Terra Circa bikes were pretty shagged when they left the UK.............At least by their numberplates and mileages they certainly weren't new!

From the distances they covered...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,273
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Terra Circa is probably the best Adventure...

Terra Circa is probably the best Adventure Motorcycling film that's ever been made!

Just goes to show that it's possible to ride around the world on an inexpensive bike aswell as living on a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,273
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Claudio the LWD cameramans 1200ADV was on sale on...

Claudio the LWD cameramans 1200ADV was on sale on ebay here in the UK last year...............It had a new beak and headlight but everything else looked much the same.........Even the blue tape on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Nice work! I knew the bottom of the...

Nice work!

I knew the bottom of the Desierto wouldn't match the new 'side fairings' which is a pity but i didn't think there'd be so much difference!

If you could 'extend' the Desierto...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,273
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Two wheeled Landrovers! Enjoyed LWR and LWD...

Two wheeled Landrovers!

Enjoyed LWR and LWD and it was nice to see Charlies bike 'in the flesh' and have a wee sit on it aswell............!

Had GS's way before Ewan and Charlie but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,227,486
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Snap..........Nice!...........I've got one just...

Snap..........Nice!...........I've got one just like that.............!
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 47,213
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Wow, that's an incredible amount of work and your...

Wow, that's an incredible amount of work and your bike looks great but i'd be wearing Hi Viz riding around our dark and dreich autumn Scottish roads!

I'd be worried about Mrs or Mr...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,363
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Some folks love them and some folks hate them but...

Some folks love them and some folks hate them but I think the Desierto 3 makes the 1200GSA look ' tougher than a bulldog chewing a wasp'..........!

Gives the bike more character and makes it a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-10-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3,615
Views: 694,570
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Scotland and East Lothian..........! Hang...

Scotland and East Lothian..........!

Hang on a minute i live here and that windfarm is just two miles behind our farm so i know the roads very well...........!

Nice video and beautifull...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,363
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Fitted the Desierto 3 to my 2010 GSA in April and...

Fitted the Desierto 3 to my 2010 GSA in April and i'm very pleased with the result.......It goes particularly well with the new Touratech angular removeable headlamp protector for that 'get oot o ma...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 03:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,717
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Haggis Scraper ..........! I removed my lower...

Haggis Scraper ..........! I removed my lower mudguard aswell and then replaced it with the Touratech 'hole cover' although i don't feel too bad as i bought mine secondhand for 10

I can't help...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Normal and worse with TKC 80's and much, much...

Normal and worse with TKC 80's and much, much worse with Metzeler Karoos!

At 65mph the Karoos made my bike sound like every bearing was howling and starting to seize up but increasing or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 03:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,038
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Direction arrows show the correct direction of...

Direction arrows show the correct direction of rotation of the tyre!

My front tyre wears the same and i've always wondered about turning the tyre around to even up the wear and increase the life...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Those rivets are hard little b*stards to remove...

Those rivets are hard little b*stards to remove but I reamed mine out from the inside of the box and then replaced them with stainless allen bolts and nyloc nuts.

I had aquired two 'mullered'...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2012, 02:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,970
Posted By Farmer Palmer
Sidestand only............The rear wheel was...

Sidestand only............The rear wheel was always on the ground...............!:D

FP.
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