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Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2006, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By martymcfly
It's an Excide alright, but the one they tried to...

It's an Excide alright, but the one they tried to sell to me was black and didn't have any covers over the poles. I contacted the BMW Taiwan director regarding this and he tried to explain to me how...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By martymcfly
Expensive battery?

My 11 month old 1200GS had recently given me some battery troubles. My bike is completely stock and I use the canbus charger when the bike sits for a few weeks.

2 weeks ago, it just decided to go...
Forum: Ride reports 06-03-2006, 03:09 AM
Replies: 371
Views: 25,472
Posted By martymcfly
Taiwan

A few nice ones from Taiwan!...

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/2729/dscn09236aq.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/907/7martbridhge8jn6gy.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2006, 06:01 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,875
Posted By martymcfly
I sold my CBR600RR and Kawasaki Z1000 and moved...

I sold my CBR600RR and Kawasaki Z1000 and moved into the world of the GS...and it was definetly the right move!:D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By martymcfly
Thanks, so I'm not going crazy thinking that I...

Thanks, so I'm not going crazy thinking that I misread the price I was given...That's quite expensive I must say....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,295
Posted By martymcfly
US list price for 1200GS ADV vs Canadian price

Hey Guys,

I'm living over in Taiwan and I'm going to be home(in Canada) for several months this summer so I fired off an email to a BMW dealership near my home in Montreal. They quoted me...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,811
Posted By martymcfly
I'm on my first set of Bridgestone BT-020s and...

I'm on my first set of Bridgestone BT-020s and I'm really happy with their performance. They corner really well and feel great in the wet. The only glitch remains to see how much mileage I can get...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-21-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By martymcfly
Thanks again to all of you. I will check out...

Thanks again to all of you. I will check out those re-useable filters. Anyone on here use them?

Cheers

Mcfly
Forum: Ride reports 02-20-2006, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By martymcfly
this ride was pretty sedate compared to the...

this ride was pretty sedate compared to the usual2 or 3 bike run. I will try to get more actual riding pics for my next report!

Cheers
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2006, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By martymcfly
Thank you..I'll give him a call! Cheers

Thank you..I'll give him a call!

Cheers
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 02-20-2006, 03:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By martymcfly
Anyone recommend a good KTM dealer in Cali?

Hey there,

I'm over here in Taiwan and a few buddies of mine have picked up some new KTMs from the importer. (525EXC, 250EXC to name a few). Since these bikes need regular maintenance and oil...
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2006, 11:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 858
Posted By martymcfly
Foreign legion ride in Taiwan

A fellow rider organized a little gathering up in the mountains...15 of us showed up ..We got sunshine, fog and rain....The riding was great and it was a good adventure for all...check out the 2...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By martymcfly
Haha...Then I'm glad to know that i'm not the...

Haha...Then I'm glad to know that i'm not the only one suffering!:D
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2006, 07:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By martymcfly
It was a 2 day event from what I was told. Most...

It was a 2 day event from what I was told. Most Taiwanese are interested and curious when they see bikes. However, they behave very differently when they are driving their car and see a bike coming...
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2006, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By martymcfly
Cheers guys, I'll be getting some pics...

Cheers guys,

I'll be getting some pics from a big gathering this weekend of expat riders here. The forecast is for rain, so it may be a muddy one!:D
Forum: Ride reports 02-15-2006, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By martymcfly
Off-roading in Taiwan

Here's a set of pics taken from some of the guys over here. These trails and sand dunes are on the north east coast of the island. Taiwan has lots to offer in terms of riding...lots of twisty...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,998
Posted By martymcfly
Hey, This "splash guard" is actually quite...

Hey,

This "splash guard" is actually quite useful when riding offroad. A friend of mine removed his and we went for some light offroading along a river (dry river in Taiwan) where the trail...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 38,142
Posted By martymcfly
It's actually not a problem at all...I can see...

It's actually not a problem at all...I can see the gauges well and the map holder slot on the top of the tank bag keeps the map within easy reading distance....

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2006, 10:04 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 38,142
Posted By martymcfly
Here's my GS mildly loaded. Pic taken 2 weeks...

Here's my GS mildly loaded. Pic taken 2 weeks ago on the south-east coast of Taiwan.

Cheers
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/8389/dscn07417hj.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2005, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 601
Posted By martymcfly
A good suggestion for better clutch operation is...

A good suggestion for better clutch operation is to pull out a bit of clutch fluid after about 5,000kms....I removed some fluid until it was 1cm below the limit..it freed things up nice and well and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,452
Posted By martymcfly
Nice looking bike!.....I have also never looked...

Nice looking bike!.....I have also never looked back since I got mine!....although the dealer here didn't do the required work at the first service...(that will be done tomorrow)

Cheers

Mcfly
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2005, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By martymcfly
Cheers guys...I got a call tonight from my buddy,...

Cheers guys...I got a call tonight from my buddy, telling me that the BMW Motorrad Taiwan "Boss" is spending the week at the local dealership in my city. He's here to oversee some kind of training...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2005, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 774
Posted By martymcfly
What's the problem with my 1200GS?

Hey guys and gals,

I've just put over 4,500kms on my 1200GS. I had the 1000km service done a few months back and I remember not seing them adjust the throttle bodies.

I went for a ride this...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2005, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By martymcfly
Hey Sikorsky, I'm a country side Quebec...

Hey Sikorsky,


I'm a country side Quebec boy....I've been over to Prince Rupert after delivering an Aircraft to Vancouver!...There must be some sweet riding out there!...anyways, good lck...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2005, 12:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,481
Posted By martymcfly
Welcome aboard...and nice bike indeed!....Hope...

Welcome aboard...and nice bike indeed!....Hope you enjoy it as much as most users here!

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2005, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,004
Posted By martymcfly
Well done..yep, I sold my 600RR at about the same...

Well done..yep, I sold my 600RR at about the same time that you sold the sites. I had a short lived affair with a Z1000 in between...and in June I got the GS and just like you, never looked back!......
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2005, 07:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,004
Posted By martymcfly
Nice choice of colors btw...I've got the same...

Nice choice of colors btw...I've got the same combo!

Actually, I just noticed your user name...I used topost a bit at 600RR.net when I had an RR. I guess you moved to a GS!....What brought the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2005, 06:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,004
Posted By martymcfly
Very cool...I kept my leather suit for this exact...

Very cool...I kept my leather suit for this exact reason!...the problem is that the track here in Taiwan is still under construction!...What tires did you have fo rthe track day?


Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2005, 06:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,943
Posted By martymcfly
Well done my good man! Cheers

Well done my good man!

Cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2005, 11:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,243
Posted By martymcfly
Good lesson!....I'll get on those risers when I...

Good lesson!....I'll get on those risers when I get home tonight!..cheers
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2005, 09:26 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,943
Posted By martymcfly
I can see your points...However, I'm 25 years old...

I can see your points...However, I'm 25 years old and i've been riding for quite some time now. Before getting my 1200GS, I had a R6, XL250, ZXR750, Triumph Bonneville and BSA Thunderbolt(my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2005, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By martymcfly
Thanks Barry, I had planned on just getting the...

Thanks Barry, I had planned on just getting the nut and using something different as a handle....We'll see what I can come up with and i'll post a pic of the result!...I'll try to be creative!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2005, 06:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,026
Posted By martymcfly
Salut, Les tailles pour les 020 pour moi...

Salut,

Les tailles pour les 020 pour moi seraient celles pour la 1200GS (19' avant et 17' arriere si je ne me trompe pas)...Je n'ai toujours pas encore essayer les 020 mais j'ai un copain ici...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2005, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By martymcfly
Cheers again, That home made tool is a...

Cheers again,

That home made tool is a brilliant idea...now, I'll scoot down to the hardware shop or B&Q to see if they have such handles in this part of the world!

Thanks guys!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2005, 02:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By martymcfly
Thank you, I've got the local BMW dealership...

Thank you, I've got the local BMW dealership sweating over this...It's such a simple thing that seems so darn complex for them!...Hopefully it won't take too long before I can get the tool!...I just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2005, 09:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,026
Posted By martymcfly
Salut Laurent, Combien as-tu payer pour tes...

Salut Laurent,

Combien as-tu payer pour tes BT-020 au Quebec? Je suis de Montreal mais je travail en Asie depuis 5ans. Moi et un copain, ont a chercher partout pour des BT-020 en grandeur pour...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2005, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By martymcfly
Oil cap tool in 1200GS toolkit?

Good day to all,

As I was about to add some oil to my 1200GS, I looked in the toolkit for the oil cap remover tool. It's a black plastic circular looking tool. My buddy got it with his GS but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2005, 09:07 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,247,521
Posted By martymcfly
Here's mine, 05 model with ABS. I moved up...

Here's mine,

05 model with ABS. I moved up to the GS from a Kawasaki Z1000 and CBR600RR. The stock GS was excellent but all it needed was a bit of a sweeter sound so I put a Remus Evolution...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2005, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By martymcfly
Thanks. As the riding gets more interesting and...

Thanks. As the riding gets more interesting and locally unique, i'll get some good pics. More to come. Cheers
Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2005, 03:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 905
Posted By martymcfly
GS in Republic of China*pics*

Hello to all,

There are a few of us expat GS riders over here in Taiwan(R.O.C). I recently purchased my GS 1200 and i'm just getting the 1000kms done for the break in period. I previously rode...
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