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Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 785
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Posted By mrjon
Sleepless night for me too tonight, launch day...

Sleepless night for me too tonight, launch day tomorrow, picking it up first thing.:happay
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
Thank's guys, I'll hang on to mine then when I...

Thank's guys, I'll hang on to mine then when I change to the GSA next month.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
Can any owners tell me if the tank bag for the...

Can any owners tell me if the tank bag for the standard GS lc fits the new GSA?
Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
The first batch of UK bikes has been built and is...

The first batch of UK bikes has been built and is on it's way over:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
They are over the clear coat so can be removed...

They are over the clear coat so can be removed with the help of a hair dryer.My dealer here is having some black ones made up the replace the day glow orange ones that might not be to everyones taste.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
It does seen strange though that the adventure...

It does seen strange though that the adventure has a lower alternator than the standard GS according to the spec sheet,traditionally the GSA had an uprated alternator.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
It's definitely olive green, having seen one...

It's definitely olive green, having seen one close up in person. It has a matt finish which makes the plastic look,... well more plasticky. I was going for the green initially but have decided now on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
I see,...well, that would do it.:lol3

I see,...well, that would do it.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
What went wrong with your first bike?

What went wrong with your first bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
That does sound promising then thank you. In my...

That does sound promising then thank you.
In my view an adventure isn't an adventure without a set of spots ! I'll be getting them regardless , but it does sound as though they will be included in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
My (uk) dealer has shown me an official BMW to...

My (uk) dealer has shown me an official BMW to dealer spec sheet for the TE edition GSA which clearly states it comes with "additional fog lights" as standard,however I can't find any reference to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
The prices are now on the BMW UK website. Enjoy

The prices are now on the BMW UK website. Enjoy
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
And even better they are offering some tinted...

And even better they are offering some tinted ones as accessories to match the tinted screen. Sold !
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
They're not released in the UK till 15th March,...

They're not released in the UK till 15th March, not saying it won't be out earlier in the US but traditionally the new models like the K16 and GSW , have been released a couple of weeks later in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,096
Posted By mrjon
There should be the screen off the new adventure...

There should be the screen off the new adventure model available soon, though maybe not till it's launched in March.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2013, 02:50 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By mrjon
I like the vario panniers, they look smart and...

I like the vario panniers, they look smart and make for easier filtering than the wide metal boxes.
If I can use the varios from my current GS WC on the new GSA WC then I think I will, I won't be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 20,010
Posted By mrjon
I've got 4200 miles on the tourance nexts and the...

I've got 4200 miles on the tourance nexts and the rear is down to the wear indicators,the front still looks good however.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,619
Posted By mrjon
I really love the R1200R, I've not owned one but...

I really love the R1200R, I've not owned one but done quite a lot of milage on rental bikes, but I find it a little bland in comparison to a GS.
I was all set to buy a R but realised for just a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,069
Posted By mrjon
+1 on the eraser, it works a treat.

+1 on the eraser, it works a treat.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 07:29 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 298,330
Posted By mrjon
I quite agree, it's bloody journalists that have...

I quite agree, it's bloody journalists that have done this always moaning about the indicators on every BMW review they ever did, that set it in the mind of potential buyers the system wasn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,651
Posted By mrjon
Without question the move to a LC was a good...

Without question the move to a LC was a good one.
My bikes been faultless so far, having been riding my other bikes for the last couple of weeks I got back on the GS and was blown away all over...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-22-2013, 07:02 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 310,681
Posted By mrjon
I'd love to get one of my plane and bike together...

I'd love to get one of my plane and bike together but it's impossible to arrange, but here is one of my machine parked up in the Caribbean.
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a16/jon400/IMAG0030.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 516,400
Posted By mrjon
Looking good Rich, I've come round to the tinted...

Looking good Rich, I've come round to the tinted screen now, I'm liking the look, I'll keep mine on.
Have a good trip.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-16-2013, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4,299
Views: 1,606,851
Posted By mrjon
K1200R SPORT ...

K1200R SPORT
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a16/jon400/IMG_1316.jpg (http://s8.photobucket.com/user/jon400/media/IMG_1316.jpg.html)

R1200GS LC...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,886
Posted By mrjon
There's other bike brands you say?:D I've...

There's other bike brands you say?:D

I've had Honda,kawasaki and Yamahas of some variety in the past but just got hooked on the BMW quality, character,and dealer experience about 10 years ago, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,886
Posted By mrjon
BMW R1200GS LC.....Like a good pint of real...

BMW R1200GS LC.....Like a good pint of real ale,common but still satisfying.

BMW HP4 ....Like a rare and strong Scotch whisky, best taken in small doses with water.

BMW R1200S.....Like a glass...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 516,400
Posted By mrjon
From a performance point of view, no, there's...

From a performance point of view, no, there's obviously no difference, I'm just concerned how it changes the bikes appearance and looks to me at least ,too aftermarket and out of place.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 516,400
Posted By mrjon
I must admit I'm not sure about the BMW issued...

I must admit I'm not sure about the BMW issued tinted screen on the GS, it's certainly darker than their tinted screens I have on my other BMWs.
I've fitted one on my GS but not ridden with it yet,...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 05:39 AM
Replies: 1,457
Views: 300,028
Posted By mrjon
I've just added this to my stable as I was...

I've just added this to my stable as I was missing my K16GT,it's not far off the K16's performance but a fraction of the price.
K1200R-Sport mint condition with only 6,000 miles,I'm loving it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 516,400
Posted By mrjon
Can't fault you there. I used to be on...

Can't fault you there.



I used to be on there about 10 years ago and it was OK, I did quite a few good ride outs with them when I was young and foolish enough to off road my GSAs.
But nowadays...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By mrjon
It gives step by step diagrams and directions,...

It gives step by step diagrams and directions, very easy honest.You just need a couple of tools and some copper paste.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2013, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By mrjon
No,there are no removable baffles,that I can see,...

No,there are no removable baffles,that I can see, but not looked too close.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By mrjon
No, but it shrouds it in an ultra sexy carbon...

No, but it shrouds it in an ultra sexy carbon fibre shield.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By mrjon
The Akra makes a nice deep rumble and has the...

The Akra makes a nice deep rumble and has the familiar pop on the overrun which I like. There's a noticeable increase in torque in the low-mid range and the engine seems even more free revving than...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 456
Posted By mrjon
Bmw k1200rs?

Has anyone here had experience of a K1200RS ?
I'm thinking of trading in my trail bike which I don't really use anymore against a 2001 model RS I've seen that looks in good condition with only...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,086
Views: 516,400
Posted By mrjon
Yep, I worked there for a couple of years in the...

Yep, I worked there for a couple of years in the early 90s, good memories.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By mrjon
It's not the case in Rotherham!

It's not the case in Rotherham!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By mrjon
Obvious question but it was the dual program...

Obvious question but it was the dual program version and it was in can bus mode?

There were similar issues with trying to charge the K16 through the socket using the optimate. I and most other K16...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By mrjon
I don't know where mine has come from then, it's...

I don't know where mine has come from then, it's probably a cheap Chinese copy I've just paid 800 quid for:D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,019,315
Posted By mrjon
Yes, it's the BMW model, It has only just arrived...

Yes, it's the BMW model, It has only just arrived today,the dealer says it's the first one to arrive ,still waiting for the tinted screen.
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