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Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,379
Posted By southern cross
Looks good. Perhaps a small touch of blue to the...

Looks good. Perhaps a small touch of blue to the beak, say a pinstripe to each side and blue to the very front scalloped edge. Not too much blue or you will spoil the affect.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 906
Posted By southern cross
In praise of smaller panniers.

A few years ago I came down in deep gravel whiles riding my V Strom. I freed my leg trapped under the thankfully soft pannier by some determined wriggling. Had they been hard panniers I'd have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By southern cross
Questions on my new to me 2007 gs1200

I recently bought a gs1200, 2007which has travelled 44500kms. It is excellent in appearance and has had every service, the latest a full service at 40000kms. It runs perfectly as it should.
My...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,142
Posted By southern cross
Around the edges, are there any, perhaps...

Around the edges, are there any, perhaps microscopic, details that indicate it was torn or sheered from the host material? If it is magnetic it is not part of the case casting so it must derive from...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 198,497
Posted By southern cross
I'm impressed with Aldi products, pretty much all...

I'm impressed with Aldi products, pretty much all of it, always good value. The duffel bags look identical to the one I bought a few of years ago from Rays Outdoors. I found way that they form the...
Forum: Australia 07-02-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 45,360
Posted By southern cross
Yes just the fork springs B.D. I had .6 kg/mm...

Yes just the fork springs B.D. I had .6 kg/mm straight coil, not progressive coil. Made a big difference but next time (if) I'd go for .7kg/mm for my 80 kg, always solo and maybe 10 kg of luggage....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,676
Posted By southern cross
In the garage or elsewhere too, roll the bikes...

In the garage or elsewhere too, roll the bikes rear tire onto a flat piece of board. Say about 1" thick. Now the bike has less distance to rise. Easy!
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 45,360
Posted By southern cross
Ockrocket is right, he knows electrics ... Not me...

Ockrocket is right, he knows electrics ... Not me tho.
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 612
Posted By southern cross
I did that trip a few years ago, along the rail...

I did that trip a few years ago, along the rail line. If you have not done it before, a couple of tips for you as that road is not on some maps. You join up that road (I've never seen it named,...
Forum: Australia 07-01-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 45,360
Posted By southern cross
Nice pics, perfect country scenery, perfect for a...

Nice pics, perfect country scenery, perfect for a KLE. B.D, what brand crash bars are they? Would like some for my KLE. Do you remember how much $'s

Thanks
S.C.
Forum: Ride reports 07-01-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,815
Posted By southern cross
True "outback"

I am quite envious of your adventure. That ancient country, it's isolation, it's colour is mesmerizing to me and no doubt you too. I always dreamed to go see this country that Len Beadell described...
Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,815
Posted By southern cross
That was a top description with excellent pics, a...

That was a top description with excellent pics, a great RR. Have you read either of Len Beadells books? I read one and can recommend them particularly to anyone riding his tracks. The first white man...
Forum: Ride reports 06-29-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,411
Posted By southern cross
Have just come across your little adventure and...

Have just come across your little adventure and thought I should ride along with you. Years ago I thought I should plan a big ride to somewhere different and ride across the States for my adventure....
Forum: Australia 06-27-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 17,804
Views: 2,139,836
Posted By southern cross
Even if it is Kosher, I'd look at then having a...

Even if it is Kosher, I'd look at then having a second bank account which would be made the principle account having separate PIN or password and not linked. You can't be too careful with bank...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-26-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,323
Posted By southern cross
Thanks for the words and pics. My son is not...

Thanks for the words and pics. My son is not interested in bikes tho he rode one every day for 3 years while at Uni.
Yes a TDM always wanted to test ride one, they look good to me.
S.C.
Forum: Australia 06-26-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 45,360
Posted By southern cross
Yes the only significant problem with the KLE is...

Yes the only significant problem with the KLE is the small 15 litre fuel tank. The Rotopax fuel cell is a good option as it is strong, flat and relatively cheap and you can sell it at a later date if...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,649
Posted By southern cross
D.B. Would have a hard time pleasing some but...

D.B. Would have a hard time pleasing some but then I don't 'spose he'd give a rats! I wouldn't have minded tagging along ........30 years ago.
I haven't seen the program just the promo's. Any good?...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 836
Posted By southern cross
Sounds to be very typical TPS syndrome.

Sounds to be very typical TPS syndrome.
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 45,360
Posted By southern cross
[QUOTE=BygDaddee;24391761]About 2500km ago...

[QUOTE=BygDaddee;24391761]About 2500km ago changed the oil and used motorcycle Castol Activ 4T 15/50 from supercheap, seemed ok at first but last 1000km I've been thinking it didn't sound as good as...
Forum: Australia 06-25-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 45,360
Posted By southern cross
For riding in a hot climate, I'd flush out and...

For riding in a hot climate, I'd flush out and replace the coolant. Check the hoses for damage or soft spots. New oil and filter. Quality mineral oil is all that is needed. You should not have any...
Forum: Australia 06-23-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,345
Posted By southern cross
It's surprising to me that all Japanese...

It's surprising to me that all Japanese motorcycle manufacturers don't have this type of deal as an ongoing inducement. The cash rate in Japan has been low single digit figures for years so Yamaha...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,318
Posted By southern cross
Have you given the battery connections a THOROUGH...

Have you given the battery connections a THOROUGH checking? Poor connections can mimic a dying battery. I know from first hand and expensive experience that the new battery seemed to fix a similar...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,055
Posted By southern cross
I would not bother to touch up the bare metal...

I would not bother to touch up the bare metal scratches as the metal looks clean and no sign of any problem. I'd just inspect from time to time. Rust almost always starts at the bottom of the tank at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,157
Posted By southern cross
Def, gibber plains are strewn with "gibbers "...

Def, gibber plains are strewn with "gibbers " which are rocks/stones about tennis ball size, some bigger some smaller. The country, "The Outback" is remote arid desert country with sparse...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,033
Posted By southern cross
Difficult questions really, so I'll answer as...

Difficult questions really, so I'll answer as best I can from my experience. To be concise as possible, I'm 66 years old and have had a long and pain filled 8 years following major abdominal cancer...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17,804
Views: 2,139,836
Posted By southern cross
Need a lot more details on the causeway Philth...

Need a lot more details on the causeway Philth but something to start with. I'm 8 years out of the building/ construction industry after more than 40 years, so my costs are out of date so their a bit...
Forum: Australia 06-21-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,389
Posted By southern cross
Rid the Safari tank

OEM tanks should be very easy to find as many owners switched to the larger capacity tanks such as yours. You will easily sell your tank, look into Gumtree or Ebay to see what money Safari tanks are...
Forum: Australia 06-20-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1,723
Views: 198,497
Posted By southern cross
Included in the Aldi catalogue is very handy...

Included in the Aldi catalogue is very handy puncture repair kit, the type that has the Co2 cartridge bottles. A comprehensive kit at $30 odd which is great value. One will follow me home next...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By southern cross
Can I brighten up my dash lights?

I find it very difficult to read the dash read outs in daylight hours. The fuel icon and indicator and also the gear numbers are usually appearing blank tho they are working.
The bike is an '06...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,314
Posted By southern cross
I'm always trying to avoid unnecessary slippage,...

I'm always trying to avoid unnecessary slippage, therefore wear of the clutch, particularly in slow moving traffic. I now allow a greater distance between me and the vehicle in front and use this...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By southern cross
Thank you all for your helpful and detailed...

Thank you all for your helpful and detailed replies. Although I have owned this Beemer for just two months I think it sadly must go before this Christmas, our summer in Oz. I do love the complient...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-17-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By southern cross
A scooter for me.

It won't be long before I have to think of my future on two wheels. Maybe a year or two more on bikes and then probably onto a scooter. I recently bought a 2006 BMW GS1200 ( I sold two previously...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,279
Posted By southern cross
Henshaw, your experience in having the bolt tear...

Henshaw, your experience in having the bolt tear out was disappointing for you but your approach to the whole problem and it's resolution is commendable. It seems from this distance, that the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By southern cross
Accessories wired direct to the battery

I'm not about to wire any accessory through the can bus system as I believe I'm bound to start a minefield of trouble.
My V-Strom does not have the canbus electrics but I wired my heated grips and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,064
Posted By southern cross
A year or more ago, I read somewhere the results...

A year or more ago, I read somewhere the results of a controlled test to see which was the best product for releasing various items that were stuck or rusted tight together. Products included the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 12:00 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,064
Posted By southern cross
Thinking out aloud. As was said, it went in ok...

Thinking out aloud. As was said, it went in ok but got stuck. Hmm, perhaps the centreline of the plug is not precisely in line with the plug hole. With such ( needless?) close tolerance just a small...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By southern cross
I once re-used a low kilometre TKC80 that I had...

I once re-used a low kilometre TKC80 that I had removed and then stored in my garage for just over 4 years. I did take precaution when cornering but never had any issues. I had to use it up as these...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,033
Posted By southern cross
Life is short keep both!

I had to sell my first R 1200 GS way back in 2006, for health reasons. Fast forward to today and I have beaten the cancer but I no longer have the strength or stamina to ride the 1200+ kms to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,500
Posted By southern cross
A heads up on penetrating oils. Somewhere here...

A heads up on penetrating oils.
Somewhere here on Adventure Rider a year or more ago were the results of proper tests conducted to find which oils worked best to free frozen bolts. The winner was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By southern cross
I would use Aluminum Oxide paper ( white in...

I would use Aluminum Oxide paper ( white in colour) as it resists clogging up more than some other papers. I'd start with 800 grit and go from there.
This reminds me that I too need to clean up the...
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