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Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ducatista
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2012, 01:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,667
Posted By Ducatista
Thinking...

I recently had problem with my (German) car that showed very similar symptoms. Ok under mild acceleration but stuttered under hard acceleration. I'd recently replaced the plugs and put new coils on...
Forum: Australia 06-13-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 23,050
Posted By Ducatista
I'm going, booked etc

I think this the 6th GS Safari?

1. the one that left from Wiseman's Ferry (yep, did that one)
2. Cape York (nup)
3. Jindabyne and north-east Vic (yep)
4. Tassie (nup, but I wish I'd done this...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,510
Posted By Ducatista
I don't use them...

Had the original crash bars on my 05 GS. Slow speed fall on dirt when I first got the bike, maybe 20 kph, bent the crash bars which in turn banged into and damaged the valve cover. Also didn't stop...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By Ducatista
What antenna ring?

Jim, does the '05 have an antenna ring? :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,129,836
Posted By Ducatista
I think he was being ironical...

...at least that's the way I read it...:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,368
Posted By Ducatista
I Could Do Better Than That...

He missed every cone! :huh I reckon I could knock most of them down with the pots of the 1200GS.

Seriously though, respect. That looks like huge fun!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,255
Posted By Ducatista
Maybe...

Check that your right handguard isn't touching the brake lever. :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,142
Posted By Ducatista
Shorai recommended amperage

Australian Shorai site recommends LFX21A6-BS12 for the 1200GS. :huh

I.e. 21 amp, not 14 or 18.

www.shoraipower.com.au (http://www.shoraipower.com.au)

(apols if this has already been...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2012, 06:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Ducatista
Centrestand

...hmm, I did lunch one of my centrestand mounting bolts. I think it was from bottoming out a fair few times on some pretty fast (say 130 kph) but rocky dirt road washaways (near Lake Eyre in South...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Ducatista
Oh yeah, the servo brakes...

... are actually pretty good but it takes a while to get used to them at very slow walking pace type speeds. Also massively grabby when backing down a hill for instance. But as long you know that,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,629
Posted By Ducatista
Thumb I'm happy...

I have an 05 - bought Dec 04 - and have no problems. Ohlins and a few other bits. About 60k klms i.e. not much. Clutch isn't what it used to be, a bit rattly so I'll replace it in the next couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,303
Posted By Ducatista
Ohlins

On an 05 GS. Standard set up, bought online from morepowerracing with no problems

Good set up. Quite easy to change the rear rebound damping where there seems to be only about 8 clicks or so...
Forum: Australia 02-05-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By Ducatista
Thumb Tiger Angel

I've been using Tiger Angel goretex for years. I use them all the time. When it rains I don't need to pull over to change liners, put on oversuits etc, I just keep going. Actually, that's not true. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,060
Posted By Ducatista
Thumb A bit more than 20 litres

Hi, I've got an 05 GS and I've put in more than 20 litres at a fill. The most is about 21.2 litres @ about 420 klms. I've removed the rubber doover in the fuel filler neck so the pump doesn't shut...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,762
Posted By Ducatista
Maybe I missed someone saying this...

...but one of the strengths of telelever is that you don't have to compromise your front spring settings to handle dive under brakes. I run my front spring fairly soft - much softer than I would on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By Ducatista
Two Brothers

Does anyone have any experience with Two Brothers muffler or full system on an 05 (or similar) 12GS?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2009, 06:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,469
Posted By Ducatista
Avons and Tourance comparison.

Yep, I've had Avons and now have Tourances.

Avons handled very well on the bitumen, lasted about 7500 klms which is what I seem to get out of most sets of tyres. Except for these Tourances which...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Ducatista
17"s again.

I just worked out that if you put a 17" front wheel on a GS, with a 120/70 tyre, you're probably going to drop the front axle by about 30mm compared to the standard 110/80 on a 19" rim. I think that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2009, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 714
Posted By Ducatista
Count me in!

:clap I'm interested in this too. Keeping the TKCs on the wire wheels and having a separate set of roadies that is. But I don't feel going to 17"s, like on the HP2 Megamoto, is necessary. There are...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,372
Posted By Ducatista
Yeah but don't forget the ABS...

I agree that TKCs are the ducks nuts for off road on the big GS (mine is an 05), but suggest that on pavement at least keep the ABS switched on, especially on wet or sandy tar. Otherwise those brakes...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2008, 02:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,153
Posted By Ducatista
Eh? Yeah, what am I missing?

I'm still running stock shocks on my 05 GS1200. On bitumen they're ok, but on dirt the front sucks. The back is ok on dirt if you drop the rebound off a fair bit but it still loses a bit of composure...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2008, 05:22 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 17,318
Posted By Ducatista
Bluhduh I'll give it time...

Just like Top Gear UK, except not funny.

But then I remember watching Countdown and thinking this songs a load of crap, maybe the next one will be better, no this one's a load of crap too, maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2008, 02:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 13,453
Posted By Ducatista
Yep, I agree with that...

I have an 05R12GS and test rode an 800GS the other day and my observations are, really, pretty obvious. The 800 was a bit buzzy and lacked the mid-corner, mid-rev oomph of the 1200 but it went ok if...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 754
Posted By Ducatista
Possibly your sunglasses?

:huh

I had the same problem till I realised the dark spot in the LCD display only ever appeared when I was wearing polarising sunglasses. Doesn't happen with my other sunnies or my clear...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,817
Posted By Ducatista
Is this site perpetuating a myth that GS's are unreliable?

I don't want to trivialise the inconveniences caused by mechanical breakdowns that some people have experienced...but...because we have ready access to so much info here we do get ourselves worked up...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2008, 05:16 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,183
Posted By Ducatista
So, for a given 10,000 miles travelled you're...

So, for a given 10,000 miles travelled you're spending nearly $2000 on servicing?:huh

That seems a bit much...or have I missed something? Tyres incl?

My first 10,000 miles (16k klms) on an...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Ducatista
Nice bike...

Well done. I'll be interested to see what you think of the Zumo being mounted above the instruments!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 04:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,040
Posted By Ducatista
I'll leave it someone else to go through the...

I'll leave it someone else to go through the technical reasons which I don't understand (my car doesn't have this sort of problem, so why should my bike?), but yes it appears the common wisdom is you...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 04:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,533
Posted By Ducatista
I thought that might be case. When watching the...

I thought that might be case. When watching the vid I got a sore neck trying to look through the next corner whle the camera was pointing straight ahead. Still, very entertaining and I did send it on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,040
Posted By Ducatista
There must be a sensitivity issue with the brake...

There must be a sensitivity issue with the brake then, because if I even use the gentlest pressure on the front brake lever to hold the bike still on the slightest of incline, the servo whines. Yes,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,040
Posted By Ducatista
I'll give that a go. I didn't realise there...

I'll give that a go. I didn't realise there was/is a different level of servo assist front and rear.
Forum: Australia 07-16-2008, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,003
Posted By Ducatista
How did we get on to the running procedure thing? Oh well, my 2 cents...

Not so sure about the lotsa load theory.:huh I can't see how you're going to get a better bore-to-piston-ring seal or valve seat seal by doing that, although I'm open to any advice!

Most Euro...
Forum: Australia 07-16-2008, 12:18 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,942
Posted By Ducatista
Good dreaming...

1. BMW HP2 Enduro - farkled i.e. Remus or Staintune full system, Excel wheels, Barkbusters, Wilbers shock, Pivot pegs etc
2. BMW HP2 Megamoto - for nipping down to PI to watch the Supers and MotoGP....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2008, 10:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,040
Posted By Ducatista
Servo brakes are ok...

I have an 05 12GS and the ABS brakes are pretty good. :clap

When it's a cold rainy night, two up packed with gear, you're tired and on unfamiliar roads, the ABS brakes are absolutely brilliant....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,533
Posted By Ducatista
That video, wow...

Paul, looking at the video, is it just me or are you spending a LOT of time on the wrong side of the road on unsighted corners?:huh

Maybe it's the camera position on the bike showing a different...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2008, 11:36 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 31,840
Posted By Ducatista
That's really good news on the EXPs...

Because I wouldn't mind replacing my standard Tourances. I find them to be fairly vague and soapy at moderate lean angles on bitumen and I don't really trust them to go quickly on, especially if the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,184
Posted By Ducatista
I know what you need...

...you need an F800GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,092
Posted By Ducatista
Those standard BM front shocks are sad aren't they...

Re the pre-load collar, I'm probably repeating what someone else has said, but the thickest part of the collar will give you the stiffest feeling in the suspension, because it's compressing (or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By Ducatista
Thumb On the other hand...

Yep, you're too heavy for the rear shock and two-up with gear will have you dragging your arse. But don't be too hard on yourself as the standard BMW rear spring rate is IMHO a mistake. I can't...
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