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Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 82,398
Posted By jolly green giant
Agreed. First time with GSAP was surprised that...

Agreed. First time with GSAP was surprised that gear shift was somewhat stiff. But now you mention it you've laid my mind at rest that it is caused by a heavier spring in the GSAP.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11,451
Views: 2,222,302
Posted By jolly green giant
Leaking silencer and seat height

One week old GSA LC and fired it up in the garage for a few minutes as the weather was not ideal for a ride. After switching it off noticed droplets of water coming out from under the silencer's...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,884
Posted By jolly green giant
I hear you milo and I've only had the bike for a...

I hear you milo and I've only had the bike for a week during which I've manage to ride it for 80km. Each time I reached for the indicator I touched the paddle wheel. Also with the GSAP I'm still...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 325,437
Posted By jolly green giant
I picked up my GSA LC last week and also the NAV...

I picked up my GSA LC last week and also the NAV 5. Coming from a Garmin 660 I was very surprised that the box only contained the NAV 5 and battrey and nothing else, apart from a warning note and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6,265
Views: 1,087,314
Posted By jolly green giant
Did you connect directly to battrey or did you...

Did you connect directly to battrey or did you tap a wire?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6,265
Views: 1,087,314
Posted By jolly green giant
Anything I should look out for? Clearance is ok?

Anything I should look out for? Clearance is ok?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 314,619
Posted By jolly green giant
Likewise, I wish you all the best for the new...

Likewise, I wish you all the best for the new bike and hope you do not have to wait much. Over here we have year-round more or less stable weather, no snow or ice just the odd couple of days of rain....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6,265
Views: 1,087,314
Posted By jolly green giant
Where did you fit the Stebel?

Where did you fit the Stebel?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 314,619
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks Krime and I agree that with the seat set...

Thanks Krime and I agree that with the seat set high at both ends its better. Was going for the matt green but as much as I like the colour, after considering that everything at work is matt green or...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 314,619
Posted By jolly green giant
I'm 6'7" and a bit, 202 cm to be preciise and as...

I'm 6'7" and a bit, 202 cm to be preciise and as you can imagine the bike has the regular suspension set up as far as I know - I did not pay for anything extra apart from GSAP, luggage and tankbag. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,301
Views: 314,619
Posted By jolly green giant
At the dealership, prior to taking it home. First...

At the dealership, prior to taking it home. First GSA LC registered in Malta.

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/fcd9674c-c3e4-4e3f-85dd-5062bb055277_zps5fpnsp2j.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 75,266
Posted By jolly green giant
Mine arrived on Monday 9th, assembled on Friday...

Mine arrived on Monday 9th, assembled on Friday and took it out for a first ride on Sunday. Happy days.

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/DSCF1390_zpsmfyjjluw.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,595
Posted By jolly green giant
Sorry to hear about your mishap Jim, but I see...

Sorry to hear about your mishap Jim, but I see that you have since repaired the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 75,266
Posted By jolly green giant
Which site are you using to check your bike using...

Which site are you using to check your bike using the VIN number?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,586
Posted By jolly green giant
This should be of help ...

This should be of help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDcQljF9CAE
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,573
Posted By jolly green giant
Agreed. But judging by the number of...

Agreed.

But judging by the number of complaints I have come across about the TAs there must have been quite a number of dud tyres. Or I must have been just plain unlucky landing a bad tyre.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,573
Posted By jolly green giant
I bought a set of TA's for my 05 GS because many...

I bought a set of TA's for my 05 GS because many said how good they were. What they did not say was that they created a front wobble at 40 - 60 km/h.

Waiting for a new GSA and praying that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,956
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks Jim, will try to find on ebay.

Thanks Jim, will try to find on ebay.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,956
Posted By jolly green giant
I don't know whether 3M tape is strong enough...

I don't know whether 3M tape is strong enough because I haven't tried it out yet. But I agree with you that one should not drill the fender if other ways and means are possible.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,956
Posted By jolly green giant
The Uber did come with attaching screws but to be...

The Uber did come with attaching screws but to be honest I am still waiting for my 2015 GSA and therefore have not yet installed it. However I had fitted an identical item on my oil-cooled GS, using...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,956
Posted By jolly green giant
I bought the UBER Extenda Fenda from Pyramid...

I bought the UBER Extenda Fenda from Pyramid which appears to be an improvement on the Extenda Fenda. Costs US$5 more:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks Max. The reason I asked was that I placed...

Thanks Max. The reason I asked was that I placed an order for a 2015 GSA LC and had been mulling the idea of having 2 beaks of different colour (with matching tank covers).
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By jolly green giant
Gs lc beak

Does anyone know whether the GS LC beak fits on a new GSA?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 502,947
Posted By jolly green giant
What you're saying is that niether an extender...

What you're saying is that niether an extender fender, nor a maier, nor a mudsling is compatible with a bmw enduro sump guard?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 502,947
Posted By jolly green giant
Placed an order for a 2015 GSA LC and am...

Placed an order for a 2015 GSA LC and am considering fitting the enduro engine sump guard. Anyone fitted a fender extender which is compatible with the enduro sump guard?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,200
Posted By jolly green giant
Tomorrow I'm off to the dealership to place an...

Tomorrow I'm off to the dealership to place an order for a GSA. Haven't decided yet between OG and white but by tomorrow hopefully I'll have decided.

Quick question for those who already are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-16-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 502,593
Posted By jolly green giant
Having said that, to be honest, I haven't been to...

Having said that, to be honest, I haven't been to Russia - been to Ukraine though recently. Just back from a 4000km trip doing the Alps and not one hiccup. Have had the K&N and the Iridium plugs for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,417
Posted By jolly green giant
In Europe if someone wanted to nick your panniers...

In Europe if someone wanted to nick your panniers they'd take the whole bike, panniers and all, before you know it. Install an alarm independent of the canbus so that at least you will hear it when...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-16-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 502,593
Posted By jolly green giant
Thumb I recommend you change your current filter for a...

I recommend you change your current filter for a K&N one so that you do not have to carry a spare. Likewise for plugs, change your current ones to a set of Iridium ones so that you do not have to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 72,250
Posted By jolly green giant
6'7" with a 37" inseam. I own a Honda XL1000...

6'7" with a 37" inseam. I own a Honda XL1000 Varadero and a BMW R1200GS
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 502,593
Posted By jolly green giant
Last Sunday, photo taken with my son's ipod

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/photo24Jan14Cirkewwa_zps5b4fac14.jpg (http://s618.photobucket.com/user/gattb001/media/photo24Jan14Cirkewwa_zps5b4fac14.jpg.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,115
Posted By jolly green giant
I had a similar problem with the gear indicator...

I had a similar problem with the gear indicator on 6th gear going out and once the neutral light going out. Mine is a 04 12 GS - yes, one of the early ones. I cleaned the tranny switch and lubricated...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-26-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 502,593
Posted By jolly green giant
Unfortunately SW Motech is simply overrated. ...

Unfortunately SW Motech is simply overrated.

Many other brands like GIVI and Hepco & Becker are, from personal experience, more reliable.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,459
Views: 325,437
Posted By jolly green giant
Anyone tried the 660 on the nav mount?

Anyone tried the 660 on the nav mount?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,499
Posted By jolly green giant
Used to mount a Vario topbox but realized (too...

Used to mount a Vario topbox but realized (too late) that it could not even hold my helmet. Bought a givi 52 ltr trekker and am really satisfied with it:
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,140,342
Posted By jolly green giant
In fact, what's the mileage like on highways?...

In fact, what's the mileage like on highways? What's the range with a full tank?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,140,342
Posted By jolly green giant
I'm impressed you've been to Malta. Quite rightly...

I'm impressed you've been to Malta. Quite rightly said, it is difficult to reach 90mph on the island so we go to Sicily just 90 minutes away by high speed catamaran. Cruising speed on mainland Europe...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,140,342
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks very much for a very useful explanation,...

Thanks very much for a very useful explanation, the reason being I was concerned that an 800 engine would be somewhat stressed at 90mph with luggage and 2 up. As I said, both my 1200gs and xl1000...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21,837
Views: 4,140,342
Posted By jolly green giant
Revs at 90 mph

New to this thread. I am considering buying a Tiger 800 both for commuting and touring and was wondering what kind of revs the engine reaches while doing 90 mph. I currently have a GS and a Varadero...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,128
Posted By jolly green giant
This will not happen if a. you fasten correctly,...

This will not happen if a. you fasten correctly, b. you have upper engine guards

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/DSCF0013.jpg...
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