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Forum: The Garage Today, 01:16 AM
Replies: 1,299
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Views: 277,333
Posted By NZRalphy
Hah. Walked into the engineering workshop and...

Hah. Walked into the engineering workshop and there was my team pretty much watching the young guy doing just that. Teaching, they called it.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By NZRalphy
Ummmm stop for a minute. Order your bike and...

Ummmm stop for a minute. Order your bike and request to pick it up from the factory?

That would be a cool option if you can get a factory tour!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,518
Posted By NZRalphy
Same. I have a mate with ESA and he raves about...

Same. I have a mate with ESA and he raves about how many times he changed the damping settings - this setting was good for this, and then that setting was better for that, then back again, dozens of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 935
Posted By NZRalphy
Don't be upset. Motorcycles are lightweight...

Don't be upset.

Motorcycles are lightweight items and Springs have an inherent working range for the bike. The preload adjustment assists adapting with a heavier load, unfortunately it doesn't do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By NZRalphy
Bad plug or bad coil or blocked fuel filter ?

Bad plug or bad coil or blocked fuel filter ?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 775
Posted By NZRalphy
Cutting..... Use a new blade, take your time, use...

Cutting..... Use a new blade, take your time, use tape both sides of the screen before cutting, file and sand smooth, use a blue flame to melt the edge smooth ( practice first)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By NZRalphy
Most bearings are shipped with enough grease for...

Most bearings are shipped with enough grease for high speed operation. Pry every bearing race outer seal off carefully and pack with quality water proof grease, put the seal back on.

Lift the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,166
Posted By NZRalphy
Ok I had this fault. It is clogged up. Find a 4km...

Ok I had this fault. It is clogged up. Find a 4km straight road and give it the berets. Rev it like you stole it. Do it a few time in all gears.

Note: I am not responsible for any unfortunate...
Forum: The Garage 07-15-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6,066
Views: 2,621,425
Posted By NZRalphy
Ha..... just like my Dad had for years. We toured...

Ha..... just like my Dad had for years. We toured the country and the world on Vincent. Lovely and great looking bike. Best thing about Vincents is the owners club!

So is that a real witches broom?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,328
Posted By NZRalphy
Don't fret or get worried. As said there have...

Don't fret or get worried. As said there have been 100,000s of these sold - so a few issues on this site shouldn't put you off....... God there are some moaners - BMW this, BMW that, BMW conspiracy....
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 29,263
Posted By NZRalphy
That was in a movie wasn't it?

That was in a movie wasn't it?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,214
Posted By NZRalphy
Giday mate. I'm back in :o).... please DONT worry...

Giday mate. I'm back in :o).... please DONT worry about the bike. Go buy one. BMW make approx 15000/mth of these bikes since 2005, plus the models before and now new wet head. And here you get to see...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,214
Posted By NZRalphy
I'm out. Got other things to do. It might be...

I'm out. Got other things to do. It might be underdesignedorsomething...... but.......Carry on with the 'designed to fail' thinking but I hope not too many people are listening
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 11,214
Posted By NZRalphy
What a load of crap. Do you honestly think BMW...

What a load of crap. Do you honestly think BMW would like their bikes on the side of the road so that they can pick up the service bill. What a load of crap and you sound like you have worked up a...
Forum: The Garage 07-03-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,317
Posted By NZRalphy
I am building a bench and got a small engineering...

I am building a bench and got a small engineering shop fold a sheet of blemished Stainless Steel sheet that wraps down the front timber support. Got to be glued to the double thick ply top.

Got...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By NZRalphy
I'd put money on - oil, alternator belt, tyres,...

I'd put money on - oil, alternator belt, tyres, valves will be fine these things do not "go off". You don't need a service. I'd probably consider a brake fluid change fairly soon.
Forum: Ride reports 06-28-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 29,263
Posted By NZRalphy
435kg....... you carry such girth for someone so...

435kg....... you carry such girth for someone so short :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By NZRalphy
Your description sounds exactly like a lean...

Your description sounds exactly like a lean running engine. I used to get it on an old dirt bike until I raised the carb needle and put in a bigger pilot jet.

So you will have a fault - fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 657,627
Posted By NZRalphy
Interested in what type you brought, what you...

Interested in what type you brought, what you replaced them with, how loaded your bike is, type of riding you do, what do you think???

Words words words, please!
Forum: Thumpers 06-21-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By NZRalphy
Good luck with keeping up with the valve...

Good luck with keeping up with the valve servicing. Sell it and buy an enduro bike like a WR. Much simpler.
Forum: The Garage 06-20-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,259
Posted By NZRalphy
I HATE the web some times. And there are some...

I HATE the web some times. And there are some serious lame arse comments about a guy doing a great job. Hey everyone dissing the guy.... Go get a better hobby. Idiots

The guy is doing a fine job....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 657,627
Posted By NZRalphy
Where are the Touratech shocks?

Where are the Touratech shocks?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-13-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6,974
Views: 2,336,737
Posted By NZRalphy
An Ozzy had to say that....:rofl

An Ozzy had to say that....:rofl
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By NZRalphy
Yes it will bend the crap put of the tube, it may...

Yes it will bend the crap put of the tube, it may come back when it cools but, likely, putting a new material onto the surface will leave it bent.
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By NZRalphy
Yes. But it will wreck the chrome plating!

Yes. But it will wreck the chrome plating!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 657,627
Posted By NZRalphy
Hang on..... use some powerful 3M double sided...

Hang on..... use some powerful 3M double sided tape to a piece of alloy angle (with one side trimmed away). If that works you can live with it or prove it works for months before drilling.
Forum: The Garage 06-12-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By NZRalphy
You did all the right things and it will be fine....

You did all the right things and it will be fine. Ive done this a few times on my Trials bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4,364
Views: 657,627
Posted By NZRalphy
So you are taking.... Cupboard handles, a tyre...

So you are taking....
Cupboard handles, a tyre tread cutter, and a large plastic table!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 336
Posted By NZRalphy
Yes some guys have them. Search for 'wally-flaps'

Yes some guys have them. Search for 'wally-flaps'
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,682
Posted By NZRalphy
What are you talking about ? Bad design ? BS, and...

What are you talking about ? Bad design ? BS, and go buy another bike. I think you ment to say I don't like them so had to change them out for something I liked.

I love them. Soft so I don't have...
Forum: The Garage 05-30-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,755
Posted By NZRalphy
Its fun to do, but can be soooooo difficult! ...

Its fun to do, but can be soooooo difficult!

Figure out a good way to clean the alloy and dedicate gear to an alloy weld setup (verses MS or SS) - use a dedicated wire brush and grinder to trim...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,539
Posted By NZRalphy
Why? Any proof?

Why? Any proof?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By NZRalphy
Touratech shocks front n rear.

Touratech shocks front n rear.
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 119,376
Posted By NZRalphy
Don't panic too much. My old (er very) but still...

Don't panic too much. My old (er very) but still liquid loctite still sets up and works well. Another bottle that was actively turning gel like, quickly went to the trash.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,049
Posted By NZRalphy
Other inmates that have Suede covers have...

Other inmates that have Suede covers have complained of not having their saddle dry out for a very long time
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,669
Posted By NZRalphy
10min before the first lecture FFS....

10min before the first lecture FFS....
Forum: The Garage 05-23-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 762
Posted By NZRalphy
Perhaps your tyre/wheels were close to balanced...

Perhaps your tyre/wheels were close to balanced without the 'voodoo beads' ?

Yes go back to static balancing. You don't need voodoo on your bike. Silly things.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 22,184
Posted By NZRalphy
Hi john can you go the same changes to an 08...

Hi john can you go the same changes to an 08 r1200gsa ? Thanks, Ralph
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By NZRalphy
If it is speed related I'd check your wheel...

If it is speed related I'd check your wheel run-out
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 801
Posted By NZRalphy
Oh yeah that will be the dark grey ish, kind of...

Oh yeah that will be the dark grey ish, kind of gunmetal grey ish, over and under-coat of unobtanium. Helpful?.....No !

I'm also struggling with BMW colours, there has to be a resource somewhere....
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