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Forum: Face plant Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By Not the Messiah
What Jettpilot said. Learn to walk before you try...

What Jettpilot said. Learn to walk before you try running.

Your gear is headed in the right direction, starting with the boots. Big tick.
Did your knee(s) suffer in the previous life? Knee...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 04:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 659
Posted By Not the Messiah
Laminar Lip. I'm 5' 11" (in American!) and the...

Laminar Lip.
I'm 5' 11" (in American!) and the Lip added to the standard GSw screen is just enough to keep me under the air stream AND give me a wider air pocket as well.
Without the Lip, any...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 03:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 903
Posted By Not the Messiah
I rarely ride with a pillion (SWMBO is a...

I rarely ride with a pillion (SWMBO is a disappointingly un-adventurous person:cry) however once a year I carry a Commissar (race official) for the bike leg of an Ironman triathlon. That experience...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 03:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Not the Messiah
None at all in my '14 GS. I have mine...

None at all in my '14 GS.

I have mine serviced at a independent BMW specialist, and the owner has one himself. He made a point of asking me one time whether it did use any oil so I asked what...
Forum: Australia Yesterday, 03:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 680
Posted By Not the Messiah
From a bloke with various bits and pieces from...

From a bloke with various bits and pieces from the last two bikes still floating around in the shed, leave it all on and give it to the buyer whether he wants it or not!
I've got screens, tank...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Not the Messiah
They might be monel pop rivets - this is a nickel...

They might be monel pop rivets - this is a nickel alloy which is a little harder than usual aluminium. Get them from plumbing or roofing suppliers if your favourite hardware doesn't have them.
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2015, 06:26 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,565
Posted By Not the Messiah
Ahhhh, bugger. 11.23pm and work tomorrow. So...

Ahhhh, bugger. 11.23pm and work tomorrow.
So what happens now is I don't go straight to the next thread. Well maybe the first bit. Maybe.

Thanks heaps for the great writing, love your work!...
Forum: Ride reports 05-28-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,606
Posted By Not the Messiah
:clap:clap:clap:clap Great stuff, thanks...

:clap:clap:clap:clap

Great stuff, thanks heaps for putting it all together and posting up.

Cheers
Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,164
Posted By Not the Messiah
Check whether they've had the alloy rear wheel...

Check whether they've had the alloy rear wheel disc carrier thing replaced with the steel one. If they havn't, check the price of it in the UK, in Aussie the cost would be enough to choose between...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Not the Messiah
My favourite is Briteshine. It's cotton wadding...

My favourite is Briteshine. It's cotton wadding with polish embedded.

...
Forum: Ride reports 05-24-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,606
Posted By Not the Messiah
Hmmm, pies AND choccy cake? ...

Hmmm, pies AND choccy cake?

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7757/17407959010_7ca6b7dced_b.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 04:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,807
Posted By Not the Messiah
The fine for speeding up to 10kmh over the limit...

The fine for speeding up to 10kmh over the limit is $185.

Also make sure that it really is the authority you're dealing with and not scumbag scammers. Scumbag guvvermints taking your money is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By Not the Messiah
If the more specific suggestions like...

If the more specific suggestions like Beemerphile's don't yield any happiness, have a close look at the wiring in the areas where you moved things to get the job done. My 04 GS had a couple of issues...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,757
Posted By Not the Messiah
The big thing is to find your own space in the...

The big thing is to find your own space in the group and stay away from the squids and far enough from even the good riders to give yourself room to deal with the unexpected. And accept that this...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 988
Posted By Not the Messiah
Eric, maaaate! This is dangerous territory...

Eric, maaaate!
This is dangerous territory where these thoughts are going. It's gonna cost ya money.
But yeah, you're talking 25+ years of development in the current bikes. The last trade-up I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-21-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,614,237
Posted By Not the Messiah
Have a great rest, Gene and Neda. We'll...

Have a great rest, Gene and Neda.

We'll all look forward to seeing you back again, but when you're ready!

Cheers
Brian
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,606
Posted By Not the Messiah
For sure! But the "main event" is the Ulysses...

For sure!
But the "main event" is the Ulysses AGM, so you'll have to pretend be one the Disgracefully Aged - your youthful good looks might be an issue.

Cheers
Brian
Forum: Australia 05-20-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,271
Posted By Not the Messiah
Yep, no problems with the helmet. Just...

Yep, no problems with the helmet.

Just don't stuff any of your tools in there - those screwdrivers and similar "weapons" will get the security peoples attention!
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-19-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 641
Posted By Not the Messiah
Rastapapa, the replies from the others here...

Rastapapa,
the replies from the others here are good advice and some fine help to get you started, BUT
the big thing you've got to remember is that adventure riding is no bridge club, we don't...
Forum: Ride reports 05-19-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,606
Posted By Not the Messiah
Yeah, how good is this, eh? My turn in Feb...

Yeah, how good is this, eh?
My turn in Feb '16, can't wait.
And looking forward to the rest of yours!

Nice work, thanks for posting it all up.

Cheers
Brian L
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 2,915
Views: 1,614,237
Posted By Not the Messiah
:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D Love ya work. ...

:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D

Love ya work.

Cheers
Brian
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,866
Posted By Not the Messiah
Waddaya mean ya don't like Melb'n weather?:huh ...

Waddaya mean ya don't like Melb'n weather?:huh
Um, can I come with you?:lol3:lol3

Good luck with the journey, looking forward to following along.

Cheers
Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By Not the Messiah
ceej, I kinda doubt there's a...

ceej,

I kinda doubt there's a straightforward answer out there.
The only way I know to deal with this is the usual way - ask every bugger their opinion, and assess their answer relative to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By Not the Messiah
Guys, Make sure you go over the bike and check...

Guys,
Make sure you go over the bike and check that you've all the sizes you need in the Torx:
A lot of the 9 & 10 piece sets of L keys do not include the T45 which you need (handlebars I...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,055
Posted By Not the Messiah
Give it to some old bugger. He'll die of...

Give it to some old bugger. He'll die of something else before the mesothelioma kicks in.:eek1

But seriously, it would not be inappropriate to pass it on to a legitimate user of it. Used with...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,525
Posted By Not the Messiah
Yeah, a Netbotz or similar is probably the best...

Yeah, a Netbotz or similar is probably the best answer.

But can I point out that there's a horrible inconsistency here? This is a server room which is important enough to someone that you've...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 34,026
Posted By Not the Messiah
Oh yeah. And if you're a cheap bugger like me and...

Oh yeah. And if you're a cheap bugger like me and wear a plain white helmet because they cost less, the effect is even greater!:D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 967
Posted By Not the Messiah
Try LaminarLip

WindSailor,

Check these things out: http://www.laminarlip.com/

I've had one on an '04 1200 GS and now have one on a '14 GS and think that they are very effective. They work in conjunction...
Forum: Australia 04-30-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 298,154
Posted By Not the Messiah
Original condition Norton

Yep, you can tell it ain't been restored, it has the original factory fitted wet spot underneath:D

http://i823.photobucket.com/albums/zz153/bigredroosta/20150426_164305_zpsgtust097.jpg...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,548
Posted By Not the Messiah
Oxfords, hmmmm.

I had Oxfords a couple of bikes back:
I found them a little narrow - my paws are big and I'd have been a lot happier with wider grips.
The electronic controller draws a little current even when the...
Forum: Ride reports 04-27-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 100,833
Posted By Not the Messiah
Sheesh, 7 pages in the ride report and you havn't...

Sheesh, 7 pages in the ride report and you havn't started yet! This should be good:D
Good luck with it all!
Forum: Australia 04-27-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 298,154
Posted By Not the Messiah
Night lights ride

Hey Sam, Arhturs Seat is a long way from the city centre - but the nights are long:D.
Sounds like a fun ride.
I'd suggest staying close to the bay where-ever possible - to see the city lights...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 298,154
Posted By Not the Messiah
No no, tyres are essential safety item and a...

No no, tyres are essential safety item and a consumeable. Therefore from the automatically approved operational budget.
Farkling is discretionary spending and requires separate approval. Or at least...
Forum: Australia 04-23-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 298,154
Posted By Not the Messiah
Huh, gettin' 'em going is not the problem -...

Huh, gettin' 'em going is not the problem - keeping the pluckers upright is the challenge!

Good luck with the new tigger Kym, I hope the grinning makes your face hurt.:D:D
Forum: Ride reports 04-19-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,842
Posted By Not the Messiah
Love ya work! :D:D Thanks for posting up,...

Love ya work! :D:D
Thanks for posting up, looking forward to what's to come!
Forum: Australia 04-19-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,410
Posted By Not the Messiah
I've had a Leatt STX since a little after XRmans...

I've had a Leatt STX since a little after XRmans first post on this topic. I wear it with either a Shoei GT Air road helmet, a Arai XD4 or a Fox MX style, and an RST Airflow jacket.
Only the Arai...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,925
Posted By Not the Messiah
My 2014 in the showroom last year. This was my...

My 2014 in the showroom last year.
This was my first experience of the excesses of BMW dealerships, and I was surprised when I walked up that it wasn't out the front waiting for me - until I found...
Forum: Australia 04-17-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 298,154
Posted By Not the Messiah
Ain't that the truth! Count me as definite....

Ain't that the truth!

Count me as definite. I've written it on the calendar in the kitchen so that's as definite as it gets!

Hey, I bought a new bike today. A bike bike, not a motorbike. If...
Forum: Australia 04-11-2015, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Not the Messiah
Another option: Discount Motorcycle Wreckers...

Another option:
Discount Motorcycle Wreckers in Coburg. They advertise themselves as BMW specialists. My dealings with them have been on other brands, but I've always had sensible advice from them....
Forum: Australia 04-10-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5,876
Views: 298,154
Posted By Not the Messiah
For a suitable commission, eh? :evil I...

For a suitable commission, eh? :evil


I could be seriously tempted by this little trip. I'd be planning to contain it to two weekends and the bit between, so would chase you down on the...
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