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Forum: Parallel Universe 05-23-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By Trekka273
If you are only using the GS-911 for your own...

If you are only using the GS-911 for your own personal use, than purchase the enthusiast version. The two units are identical, the only difference is that the the professional version can be used on...
Forum: OZ Vendors & Flea Market 01-11-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,003
Posted By Trekka273
You and me both. Then again, it is still close...

You and me both. Then again, it is still close to Christmas so I guess they may still be closed due to the Christmas break. Hopefully I will hear something from them this coming week.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 503
Views: 119,689
Posted By Trekka273
In early November I did a riding course with...

In early November I did a riding course with Simon Pavey here in Australia and the R1200GS he was riding during the course was fitted with the Karoo 3. Simon is currently half way through his tenth...
Forum: Australia 10-12-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By Trekka273
Anyone In Narrabri Area?

I don't really know anyone on this forum so not sure if anyone is willing, or able, to help me with this request or not. My wife has been searching for some time for a BMW F800 GS for some time and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By Trekka273
I was in exactly the same position as you a few...

I was in exactly the same position as you a few months ago. For my '04 R1200GS I had always thought the OE shocks were pretty good until I loaded the bike up for a trial run for a longer trip I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,479
Posted By Trekka273
I too am from Australia and when I was after new...

I too am from Australia and when I was after new shocks I emailed Ted at the Beemershop. Not only did he provide me with a number of emails full of useful details, but he akso called me three times...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
You will love it!! I installed a Yacugar S-RS on...

You will love it!! I installed a Yacugar S-RS on the rear, which is the next model up with the remote canister and also high/low speed compression adjustment. I liked it so much that I then ordered...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 44,679
Posted By Trekka273
I honestly do not understand how the above part...

I honestly do not understand how the above part is supposed to have any positive effect. In my opinion it cannot provide a firm enough fit around the lobes to prevent the stresses from cracking the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
Fitted my new Yacugar SR-S shock to the front of...

Fitted my new Yacugar SR-S shock to the front of my 2004 R1200GS. After fitting the same model shock to the rear of the bike back in February I couldn't resist getting the same up front. Prior to...
Forum: Australia 04-20-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 21,021
Posted By Trekka273
Contact Dale at DMME, a vendor on this site. He...

Contact Dale at DMME, a vendor on this site. He hashelped me out a lot with the exact type of sustem you are looking at. I have a GME 5 watt unit. On my previous bike i had the UHF in my tank bag...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,295
Posted By Trekka273
In all honesty, any of the well known aftermarket...

In all honesty, any of the well known aftermarket shocks are going to be good. Personally I went with a Yacugar on the rear of my bike and I am very, very happy with it, so much so the I have now...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,622
Posted By Trekka273
I have the same shock as SpeedySteve and it isn't...

I have the same shock as SpeedySteve and it isn't as complicated as his post may suggest. I got my Yacugar piggyback from Ted Porter. When I placed the order he asked for information on the type of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,622
Posted By Trekka273
I recently fitted a Yacugar S-RS piggyback shock...

I recently fitted a Yacugar S-RS piggyback shock to the rear of my 2004 R1200GS before a big trip. I had read many reports form people who had upgraded the shocks to say what a difference they made...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,882
Posted By Trekka273
From my very basic knowledge of suspension, the...

From my very basic knowledge of suspension, the fact that you can't get enough sag with the preload set to minimum means that the shock is too heavy for your weight, so a lighter spring would ideally...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 4,333,744
Posted By Trekka273
Yep, it sure was.

Yep, it sure was.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Trekka273
Have you checked the battery leads to make sure...

Have you checked the battery leads to make sure that they haven't been damaged somehow and that there are no issues with their connections at the other end? Also, is it possible to replicate the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 676
Posted By Trekka273
How long after the bike stopped running did you...

How long after the bike stopped running did you test the voltage with the ignition off? To get a more accurate reading, you should let it sit for at least half an hour, preferably longer, before you...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 4,333,744
Posted By Trekka273
To be honest, they haven't done a whole lot of...

To be honest, they haven't done a whole lot of work. But, I clean them thoroughly after each trip to remove bugs and the like and then give them a wipe down with Plexus. Even though Plexus is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 4,333,744
Posted By Trekka273
I can guarantee it sure caught my attention at...

I can guarantee it sure caught my attention at the time as well !! It all happened at 5am in the morning in the middle of winter, so it was pitch black when it hit. Unfortunately it wasn't a small...
Forum: OZ Vendors & Flea Market 02-25-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,126
Posted By Trekka273
For anyone looking for assistance with their...

For anyone looking for assistance with their communication requirements, I could not recommend Dale's services more highly. I have just recently returned from a three week trip of Tasmania. On the...
Forum: Australia 02-25-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 5,393
Views: 798,893
Posted By Trekka273
Not as exciting as many of the shots in this...

Not as exciting as many of the shots in this thread, but here is my girl. These were taken on a trip to Tasmania that i just returned from. I couldn't be happier with its performance on the trip.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 8,245
Views: 4,333,744
Posted By Trekka273
1200gs

These are some pictures of my 2004 1200GS on a three week trip that I have just completed. I purchased the bike back in April. Since I got it I have spent some time getting used to it, making a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
I just got back last night from a three week trip...

I just got back last night from a three week trip around Tasmania. I have to say, it is bike heaven!! No where near enough time to see everything that I wanted to see, so plan to go back in the...
Forum: Australia 02-01-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 6,565
Views: 613,724
Posted By Trekka273
Laugh I leave on the ferry tomorrow morning for three...

I leave on the ferry tomorrow morning for three weeks touring around, really looking forward to it
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
Update ! Took it for a run tonight and spent...

Update !

Took it for a run tonight and spent some time on a good loop of road to allow me to tune the shock a bit more to my liking. I have to say that it feels fantastic, I am very, very happy...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
Installed my new Yacugar S-RS rearshock and a mud...

Installed my new Yacugar S-RS rearshock and a mud sling on my 2004 R1200GS tonight. I haven't taken it for a test ride yet, that will need to wait until tomorrow evening when I get home from work. ...
Forum: Australia 01-25-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,945
Posted By Trekka273
I have had the opposie experience with BM...

I have had the opposie experience with BM Ringwood. After hitting a kangaroo on my R1200GS I took the bike to them and had them complete the repairs. They looked after all of the insurance stuff and...
Forum: Australia 01-20-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,970
Posted By Trekka273
You will be over there the same time as me,...

You will be over there the same time as me, although I have three weeks there. Leaving the 3rd and back on the 21st. I am really looking forward to it, and 3 weeks will allow me to relax and take my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Trekka273
That is an excellent suggestion and one I may...

That is an excellent suggestion and one I may look at when I next have the speed sensor out for a final drive oil change. For the time being the small amount of loctite I have on the screw along...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Trekka273
The speed sensor isn't moving at all, the screw...

The speed sensor isn't moving at all, the screw is sealed tight and doesn't move at all. The o-ring on the sensor helps keep it in place, the screw doesn't need a lot of purchase to keep it all...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Trekka273
I had the exact same thing last week with mine....

I had the exact same thing last week with mine. Previously torqued to spec, etc. mine wasn't completely stripped, it would grip a little, so as a temporary measure I put a very small amount of...
Forum: Australia 12-12-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By Trekka273
GT-Moto Tool Tube

Sorry, wrong section
Forum: Australia 11-10-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 6,565
Views: 613,724
Posted By Trekka273
I have travelled around Tasmania a number of...

I have travelled around Tasmania a number of times, though never on a bike. That will all change come February when my wife and I take our bikes across for three weeks touring. We can't wait,...
Forum: Australia 11-04-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,532
Posted By Trekka273
I can't say enough good things about BM...

I can't say enough good things about BM Motorcycles. I hit a kangaroo that did a lot of damage to my R1200Gs and I took it to them for repairs. When I got the bike back it looked fantastic, they...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By Trekka273
If you are willing to post to Australia, I would...

If you are willing to post to Australia, I would be willing to pay you the $35 you paid plus the postage cost if you can post at a reasonable price.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
The 'roo didn't fare so well, killed instantly...

The 'roo didn't fare so well, killed instantly with a borken neck and leg. I couldn't find the BMW badge off the side of the side of the bike anywhere amongst the wrecked pieces scattered around, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 12:50 AM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
Here are some after a collision with a kangaroo: ...

Here are some after a collision with a kangaroo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/100888777@N08/9598321842/...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
Dont't worry, you arent't missing much, the...

Dont't worry, you arent't missing much, the experience isn't a whole lot of fun. Thankfully I didn't come off the bike, but it caused a LOT of damage, my knee still isn't quite at 100% and it messed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
Thankfully not!! Hopefully it is not something...

Thankfully not!! Hopefully it is not something that i come across again either, it wasn't the way i had been planning my weekend away on the bike, I only ended up getting about 5-10 minutes away...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 7,211
Views: 1,368,668
Posted By Trekka273
After a long wait (a little over two months),...

After a long wait (a little over two months), last weekend I was finally able to pickup my bike after the long wait for repairs after coming together with a kangaroo. The weather here sice I got it...
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