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Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2010, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,932
Posted By Ashes
I'm just getting my original battery battery...

I'm just getting my original battery battery replaced in my 05 GS today. I've had my bike idle for up to 4 weeks and it started no problems. Last couple of months it just started showing signs of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 637,855
Posted By Ashes
Another pic..thanks

Another pic..thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 637,855
Posted By Ashes
Can anyone identify the following screen for me?...

Can anyone identify the following screen for me? It's standing against a Wunderlich box but I cannot match it in their catalog
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2010, 02:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 585
Posted By Ashes
Replacing seat padding

I've put about 50,000km on my Sargent seat on the 1200gs. I need to replace the heater pad element as its died and it's getting cold here.

Any advice on replacing the padding while I'm at it? I...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2009, 02:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,386
Posted By Ashes
5:24 of my life I'm never going to get back:puke1

5:24 of my life I'm never going to get back:puke1
Forum: Australia 07-12-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ashes
Have been looking at the Uniden uh078sx and the...

Have been looking at the Uniden uh078sx and the GME tx6100 and tx7100.

For a part time user the 5w tx6100 at around $300 with a car charger and handheld mic/speaker is coming out on top so far...
Forum: Australia 07-12-2009, 04:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Ashes
Handheld UHF recommendation for topbox

Am looking at buying a handheld UHF. Mostly to be used in the 4x4 for vehicle to vehicle when out on trips but also for the odd use on the bike so I'd like to get a unit that will work on both.
I...
Forum: Australia 05-21-2009, 02:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,421
Posted By Ashes
I recon full to the brim it is 22 litres. I put...

I recon full to the brim it is 22 litres. I put 21 litres in mine tonight and it had another 20k's left on the guage (about a litre i'd recon).
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2009, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,660
Posted By Ashes
These are the pinouts I got from Autocom in the...

These are the pinouts I got from Autocom in the UK when trying to work out a connection for my iPac for a Pro avi


Autocom pinouts
AUX1 <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2009, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Ashes
The ipaq works in Aux 2. I must have plugged it...

The ipaq works in Aux 2. I must have plugged it into the wrong port.

Phone/MP3 player and GPS work very well and very clear together. A very good product
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Ashes
Some more information Autocom pinouts ...

Some more information

Autocom pinouts
AUX1 <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
Tip Mic
Speaker
9v Power
Earth<o:p></o:p>

AUX2...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2009, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Ashes
The mic is definately working..passenger to...

The mic is definately working..passenger to passenger is fine and if I don't have any music going I'm able to sing to myself (very poorly):freaky

I'm sure it is just a case of getting the...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2009, 04:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Ashes
Autocom and ipaq hw6515

I have a Autocom pro duo which I'm trying to get working with my hp ipaq hw6515.

The ipaq has a 2.5mm outlet which I've connected to the autocom using a 2.5mm 4 pole to 3.5mm 4 pole stero. Music...
Forum: Australia 05-08-2009, 07:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,124
Posted By Ashes
Mark, thanks for suggesting a proven...

Mark,
thanks for suggesting a proven setup...just the response I'm after!!

I already have a Nav II system wired and setup for the Autocom which works pretty well so a bit reluctant to spend...
Forum: Australia 05-07-2009, 05:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,124
Posted By Ashes
Autocom and phone recommendations

I've been using my Autocom pro duo for pillion to pillion and music via an ipod shuffle.

I will connect my gps (nav II) via a cable (when I get around to purchasing one..) but don't use it too...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Ashes
How thin can I let my rear disk get to

After my last service it was noted that my rear brake disk is below the minimum 4.5mm thickness..it comes it at 4.48 which I confimed with some verniers.

I have managed to pick up a 2nd hand OEM...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2008, 03:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Ashes
after quite a bit of searching I found the...

after quite a bit of searching I found the following which is pretty much exactly what I'm after...

http://www.freewebs.com/my2wheels/bmwr1200gs/boxer.htm

looks like a very neat job and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By Ashes
Autocom install options...inside topbox?

Hoping to pick up a Autocom 300 Duo shortly and am looking for some advice on where to best install it.

I have a Centech box already wired under the seat in the tool box area (which I'm going to...
Forum: Australia 07-09-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,490
Posted By Ashes
I nod a lot more in the summer, mainly cause it's...

I nod a lot more in the summer, mainly cause it's light when I leave to and from work and I can see other riders. :nod

I tend to nod when I'm in a good mood and don't when I'm not. I've been...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Ashes
It's also amazing how quickly you can lift a bike...

It's also amazing how quickly you can lift a bike when it's on its side in the middle of the road...I did use the technique I learned on the offroad course.

Still most impressed by the lack of...
Forum: Australia 05-30-2008, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By Ashes
Cry My first LLD on the tarmac

After 5 years of road riding, managed to get my first taste of the tarmac tonight. Pretty common story I guess, going around a round-a-bout, pretty slow, in the dark and hitting a large patch of...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2008, 02:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,023
Posted By Ashes
Best wishes to you both. Great job on staying...

Best wishes to you both. Great job on staying calm and focussed.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ashes
I'd post a pic up but it looks pretty much the...

I'd post a pic up but it looks pretty much the same as the one posted by JBV. Having a real good look on the underside of the engine shows a bit of oil.
Spoke to the dealer and they knew exactly...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2008, 06:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ashes
My dealer is actually pretty good. I've had a...

My dealer is actually pretty good. I've had a couple of warranty items repaired with no dramas (rear light housing, switch gear). They did seem to baulk at this one a bit but haven't necessarily...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2008, 05:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By Ashes
Is an oil "weep" a warranty repair?

I have had a "weep" on what I think is the main seal on my r12gs for a few months now. At the last service my BM dealer noted it and would "monitor" it but said it didn't need fixing then.

To my...
Forum: Australia 01-09-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,053
Posted By Ashes
When I was a new rider in Vic I did my time on a...

When I was a new rider in Vic I did my time on a 250cc Suzuki Across. By the end of my restriction period I was itching to get on a bigger bike but the 250 for someone with no previous riding...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By Ashes
I don't intend on using the screw as a security...

I don't intend on using the screw as a security device. I just want to lock it down while riding so the mount doesn't open up accidently.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By Ashes
After knowing what to look for there are plenty...

After knowing what to look for there are plenty of kits out there selling torx security screwdrivers or bits. Any idea which size the standard screw is?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By Ashes
Thanks guys, awesome responses. I'll have a look...

Thanks guys, awesome responses. I'll have a look around for the security torx bits.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-03-2008, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By Ashes
Locking screw on BMW Navigator cradle

I've got a BMW Navigator II, cradle and mount. I haven't got the tool or key though that you use to lock the mount down.

Does someone have a picture, an idea of how to make one or a spare one...
Forum: Australia 01-02-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,001
Posted By Ashes
My experience with digital cameras... two...

My experience with digital cameras...

two items I have found that have the greatest impact on usability and results are
- zoom factor
- cycle rate

Megapixels, photo modes, LCD screen...
Forum: Australia 12-30-2007, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By Ashes
Look for some 2nd hand BMW gear. Great value...

Look for some 2nd hand BMW gear. Great value usually!!
Forum: Australia 12-28-2007, 02:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By Ashes
I'm wondering how Steve got my Mrs to wash his...

I'm wondering how Steve got my Mrs to wash his car:huh
Forum: Australia 12-20-2007, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By Ashes
"He's a very, very tough guy - a typical...

"He's a very, very tough guy - a typical Australian."

Not real typical if you ask me!!! :eek1 Top effort:clap
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-20-2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By Ashes
By the BMW mount do you mean the simple mount...

By the BMW mount do you mean the simple mount that screws to the back of the cradle and then onto the handlebar bolts (using replacement bolts)?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2007, 04:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,718
Posted By Ashes
I've tried both methods with the 12GS on a...

I've tried both methods with the 12GS on a training course (the lesson was picking up a bike..). Lifting, facing the bike using just the handlebar is by far the easier method. If the bike is on its...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-19-2007, 05:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By Ashes
BMW Navigator II mount help

I've managed to pick up a pretty cheap BMW Mottorad Nav II. Cheap because it didn't come with much mounting gear.

What I've basically got is
- BMW Nav II (garmin 2610)
- BMW mounting cradle...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2007, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By Ashes
Thanks for this thread. Thought I had a circuit...

Thanks for this thread. Thought I had a circuit problem as well after replacing a bulb and it not working. Starting the bike certainly fixed my problem.
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,684
Posted By Ashes
I've just installed a heated Sargent rider (low)...

I've just installed a heated Sargent rider (low) and passenger. Took a couple of rides to get used to it. Prefer it over the stock seat. The heating is real toasty but unfortunately it's coming...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2007, 11:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,666
Posted By Ashes
Just finished an install of the AP-2 kit...

Just finished an install of the AP-2 kit yesterday. Really easy to hook up. Biggest problem is just getting it to fit neatly in the tool tray on the 12GS. I didn't cut any of the battery wires so...
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