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Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-05-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,714
Posted By vikingolly
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I have this problem today in Australia. I called Garmin. Their answering service is in the Phillipines. They emailed me a piece of software to upgrade my unit. It would still not recognise the USB...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By vikingolly
RAM Mount Parts

Go to and use the Wizard for Radar Detectors for all options. I would use

RAM-B-231ZU or RAM-B-3091U for the handlebar mount
RAM-B-103U-C for the long black arm
RAP-300-1U for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By vikingolly
Radar Box

Go here for the Radar Box. You will need it for the waterproofness. The photos on this site show the RAM Mount options as well. Scroll down
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,706
Posted By vikingolly
AutoCom to J&M Audio - use the Cubby Box

I have gone away from Autocom to J&M Radio, and use one of their handlebar mounted CB+ systems. Great. All my electronics are driven through a FUZEBLOCK which is mounted in the cubby hole on the top...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By vikingolly
V1 via RAM Mount

I have fitted mine to a 2014 GSW Adventure using a ram mount on the right bar, and a "legal speeding" waterproof box on top of it. The RAM mount has a long arm and the box sits out right, above the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By vikingolly
Replaced Anakee's with Metzler ME880's

Yep me. I have a 2014 R1200GSW Adventure and I am into long-distance riding. I wore out the Anakee's in 3,400 miles (rear). They are very sticky and ultra reliable, even with my boots scraping on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,395
Posted By vikingolly
GSW Adventure

Like cheese and chalk for the Adventure model. Completely different in many ways. Start with suspension and Cruise Control, plus the water cooled motor.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,808
Posted By vikingolly
New GS Adventure 2014 - The Magician's Seat

I've done 3000 miles on mine. It probably the best BMW I have owned, but time will tell.
1. The range of the bike will increase markedly as you run it in.
2. The gauge is fairly useless to tell...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,246
Posted By vikingolly
J&M Audio

More range than blue tooth.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 24,789
Posted By vikingolly
"Life Time Warranties" - REALLY?

Does anyone seriously believe in a "Life Time Warranty" for any product? If you do, you live in fantasy land. Its for marketing only. After that, Gerbings have always done the right thing by me.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,400
Posted By vikingolly
Clearwater Erica's

I have used both Krista's and Erica's plus some other lights from ADVMonster and Denali. The Denali's are too weak. The ADVMonster's are great value for money, but they don't work with the new BMW...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By vikingolly
How Do I drive an iPad thru a Tank Bag Plastic Cover?

I like to keep my mini-iPad inside my tank bag, under the plastic cover. I have stitched metal thread into my glove which works fine directly onto the iPad. But how do I make it work through the...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By vikingolly
Best Tire Hand-pump?

Which is the best tire hand pump? It needs to be compact and work, at a fair price. (I'm sure this thread is somewhere else but cannot find it). Or Foot Pump?
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,173
Posted By vikingolly
Loving KLIM

I love my Badlander. The finish is superb, and the waterproofness is first class. The armour is genuinely the best on the market. (and I've tried it out in the real world along a wooden bridge deck)....
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,872
Posted By vikingolly
BMW Suits

In general, I like the fit and features of the BMW suits. But I have never found one that is waterproof like the Aerostich or KLIM suits which are way better and cheaper. I HAVE used a BMW shell...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,245
Posted By vikingolly
Best Hand Pump?

What is the Best HAND pump?
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,483
Posted By vikingolly
C3 Pro

I have bought a LOT of helmets over the years, including the BMW versions 4,5,6 which are made by Shuberth. The C3 Pro is outstanding, by FAR the best helmet I have ever owned. I WILL by another for...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,368
Posted By vikingolly
You need

In large quantities
And if you cannot afford that, then Snap-On tools in larger quantities - starting with their digital toque wrench. One tool at a time works.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,755
Posted By vikingolly
F800gs - r1200gsw - r1200gsa

Many years ago, I had a R80. It was a great bike, perfectly balanced and easy to move around. with one other, I rode it 235,000km without a hitch. Loved it. Then more recently after a few years...
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 03-04-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 62,894
Posted By vikingolly
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 16,304
Posted By vikingolly
Laverda JOTA

always wanted one. Know where there is one in a barn, not used for 15 years. It has my cheque taped to it, for when the owner wants to sell!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,777
Posted By vikingolly
Thumb Coldest in the USA

and comfortable was 22 degrees F. With a Gerbings heated jacket and gloves. Strangely riding from ALB to Santa Fe in January 2014. Bliss.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 495,970
Posted By vikingolly
Water Boxer in CANBERRA!?

that looks like a shot in Canberra Australia - travel all around the world and find a post within a kilometre of my home...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By vikingolly
Wicked Go ride with your dad! You can email Mike...

Go ride with your dad! You can email Mike Kneebone like the rest of us, but we know he has a huge list of people asking him - in addition they are preparing for the IBR 2015 which is also likely to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By vikingolly
Question Old vs New

I have had the tank off my 2007 GSA - easy AFTER you have done it once! Now, can someone show us some pics of the tank coming off the GSA Water Cooled model? and Tell us if there are any material...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,096
Posted By vikingolly
GSW Adventure in Other Countries

Compare $22k for the bike I bought in the USA with all the premium features to $29,990 in Australia - with bags and GPS to go!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,117
Posted By vikingolly
ADV Monster vs Clearwater

I have the big ADV Monster's on my 2007 GSA and absolutely love them, especially the ability to vary the light for low-beam then go full high beam when switched. I gather that they will NOT work on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,483
Posted By vikingolly

brilliant, loved it. Any more?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 288,824
Posted By vikingolly

2 weeks to go
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 288,824
Posted By vikingolly
GSW Adventure Arrives mid Feb

My new bike arrives in mid February. I have the VIN number.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,133
Posted By vikingolly
Velcro Option?

The previous owner of one of my bikes used double sided Velcro on the brake reservoir to hold his RD, model unknown. Can anyone give a view on whether this will actually hold the Detector at say 90...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,133
Posted By vikingolly
Valentine 1 on Magnetc Mount?

I am planning to use a bolt-on RAM mount, longer arm and the RAM magnetic plate to hold my V1 - can anyone tell me if the magnetic field (which is surprisingly strong) will or will not affect the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 495,970
Posted By vikingolly
BMW Dealers have the Pricing

Yep my Dealer in NM had the prices this morning - PREMIUM models only coming into the USA to start, with NO Demonstrators - apparently they cannot keep up with the demand!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,157
Posted By vikingolly
Flip-down Headlight Cover

First, I have never seen a broken headlight, but I'm sure it happens. I use a flip-down perspex headlight cover for another reason. Sometimes we ride with a zillion bugs, the the cover gets so coated...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 495,970
Posted By vikingolly

Not. My dealer has had my order and deposit since August 2013, and says best known date (in the USA not Australia) is March 2014.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,622
Posted By vikingolly
Pivot Pegz

you absolutely cannot beat Pivot Pegz Mark III from Australia. Brilliant, strong, light, wide and grip like....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-03-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 3,669
Views: 1,595,667
Posted By vikingolly
Daughter to Grand Daughter

My daughter and youngest of three children, is now 23 and without doubt the best pillion I have ever had on my bike. Now waiting on Grand Daughters - and can't wait. (Shhhhh -did I say that?)
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 495,970
Posted By vikingolly
Ordered GSA Wethead

I ordered my new one in August in the USA. I was told the "standard" model would be priced at $19,200 without any extras on it. Delivery March 2014. $22k sounds about right for "the whole hog". I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,191,944
Posted By vikingolly

They do, and they are very good.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,964
Posted By vikingolly
KLIM Bad Lands Pro

I have this suit, and its amazing. I tried the Adventure but its more for the Dakar and too heavy for me. My Bad Lands Pro did a 2000km day last month, with wind and rain, and never failed.

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