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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2009, 05:24 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 71,570
Posted By TheEnglishman
There's what's turning out to be a big thread on...

There's what's turning out to be a big thread on this type of thing here - http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=210687
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2009, 02:56 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 71,570
Posted By TheEnglishman
Some think they're the best thing since sliced...

Some think they're the best thing since sliced bread. Some think they're nothing more than snake oil

Me? I'd rather enjoy what I've got and waste the money on not so frivilous things like beer.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,796
Posted By TheEnglishman
He he he Stuart Hall's still commentating...

He he he

Stuart Hall's still commentating though..... And that laugh of his is still as infectious.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-01-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 88,099
Posted By TheEnglishman
You have a PM.....

You have a PM.....
Forum: Trip Planning 07-01-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 88,099
Posted By TheEnglishman
So is Bacon in the UK at present?

So is Bacon in the UK at present?
Forum: Europe 05-21-2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By TheEnglishman
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,662
Posted By TheEnglishman
'07 GS's are the bikes to get :clap Red ones...

'07 GS's are the bikes to get :clap Red ones stop and go faster :D

No problems here (but lots of needless worrying) with the ABS brakes. They work fine. They're easy to work on. They don't...
Forum: Ride reports 05-20-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 408,093
Posted By TheEnglishman
[cough cough] There's quite a list... ...

[cough cough] There's quite a list...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265066&page=39
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2009, 07:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,733
Posted By TheEnglishman
I read (on here?) that the LWD shocks went...

I read (on here?) that the LWD shocks went because they had the wrong springs on them.

Anyway, I've has WP Spin and Emulsion shocks on for 20000 miles and 2 years with no issues at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2009, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,025
Posted By TheEnglishman
I'm another who's just done this for the first...

I'm another who's just done this for the first time and it really is easy. :wings

Jim - a couple of things -


I don't see how one person can do the front left caliper and pump the brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By TheEnglishman
Cor - that went staggeringly well. We got a...

Cor - that went staggeringly well.

We got a lot of tiny bubbles out of the front - and more when bleeding the bleed point next to the front resevoir! But why not make all the nipples the same...
Forum: Europe 04-21-2009, 04:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 412
Posted By TheEnglishman
+1 - great minds think alike :1drink

+1 - great minds think alike :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By TheEnglishman
So it really is simple then? Just bleed the...

So it really is simple then?

Just bleed the front calipers from the front reservoir and the rear caliper from the rear reservoir and the job's done?

I just don't know how the linked system...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2009, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By TheEnglishman
So, Bleed each side of the front...

So,


Bleed each side of the front calipers from the front reservoir using the hand lever
Bleed the rear caliper from the front reservoir using the hand lever
Bleed the rear caliper using...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 697
Posted By TheEnglishman
Question '07 non servo ABS brake fluid change

The ABS controller on my '07 GS looks completely different from the earlier servo version and I'm guessing it's a much simpler system to change the fluid on.

i.e. Open nipple at the bottom,...
Forum: Europe 04-17-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,310
Posted By TheEnglishman
Automatic Numberplate Recognition systems (ANPR)...

Automatic Numberplate Recognition systems (ANPR) are very common in the UK now. I can see you getting stopped a lot and/or receiving automatic fines if you buy a bike here and ride it under a...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 522,006
Posted By TheEnglishman
Checking spokes question

I've just been flicking all the spokes on my R1200GS wheels. The majority of the spokes 'ping' about the same pitch. However a couple (one front and 2 rear) sound noticable lower in pitch.

Is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By TheEnglishman
You beauty! :clap Next time I'm at Stavanger...

You beauty! :clap Next time I'm at Stavanger Aftenblad I'll buy you a beer (well, a half, given Norwegian prices ;) )
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By TheEnglishman
That 1200 rear swing arm tool thread...

My ability to perform a search is lacking.

Can anyone remember that Norwegian bloke's thread who described how to make a tool for the rear swing arm? Or perhaps it was the ever dependable...
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3,065
Views: 522,006
Posted By TheEnglishman
Hey there I've a '07 R1200GS with the...

Hey there

I've a '07 R1200GS with the spoked wheels. I've noticed that the area around most of the Torx bolts in the central hub which tighten the spokes has started to bubble the paint (I hope...
Forum: Ride reports 03-08-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,993
Views: 408,093
Posted By TheEnglishman
Trippy - remember there's quite a list of people...

Trippy - remember there's quite a list of people waiting for Bacon :wink:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265066&page=39
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By TheEnglishman
I've got to ask why not use vegetable based 'Red...

I've got to ask why not use vegetable based 'Red Rubber grease'?
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,239
Posted By TheEnglishman
After talking to an Emergency Response Doctor I...

After talking to an Emergency Response Doctor I carry a pair of surgical gloves, a large NATO field dressing and a CPR mask. Triangular bandages and antiseptic creams are stuff you just don't need.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By TheEnglishman
FS365 does this. Unfortunately..... :deal ...

FS365 does this. Unfortunately..... :deal

Still, I guess it's better than corrosion
Forum: Europe 02-20-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By TheEnglishman
There's onsite camping and catering, including a...

There's onsite camping and catering, including a beer tent. Together with a band, apparently!


Unless you don't want to sleep next to the great unwashed :eek1

[edit] - a broef google turned...
Forum: Vendors 02-20-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 26,318
Posted By TheEnglishman
You have a PM!!

You have a PM!!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By TheEnglishman
It's best (IMO) if you can get it in one of the...

It's best (IMO) if you can get it in one of the big bottles they sell it in. Then get a cheap pressure sprayer (Garden centre or DIY shop) and apply it in a fine mist - it gets into all the corners...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By TheEnglishman
It's quite a common problem, in the UK at least....

It's quite a common problem, in the UK at least. I've been to a few dealers and the majority of the second hand bikes had glass in the mirrors they was loose enough to rotate round. At motorway...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By TheEnglishman
R1200GS - Anyone popped the mirror glass out?

My mirrors have loose glass again - Given that BMW won't replace them under warranty for ever has anyone popped the glass out of the assembly?

I guess they popped in when they were made and in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2009, 02:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By TheEnglishman
IME the Haynes manual is a waste of money. ...

IME the Haynes manual is a waste of money.


There's much better offerings freely available on the internet.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,680
Posted By TheEnglishman
FWIW, I'm very happy with the Emulsion front and...

FWIW, I'm very happy with the Emulsion front and Spin rear shocks on mine :thumb

The setup instruction are a load of rubbish, IMO, 'cos they're aimed at sports bikes with fork springs and not a...
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2009, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By TheEnglishman
You beauty! Thanks :clap

You beauty!

Thanks :clap
Forum: The Garage 02-13-2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,187
Posted By TheEnglishman
Torque correction factors table

Somewhere on here is a link to a website that lists correction factors to be applied to torque values when using different kinds of grease/copaslip/threadlock etc.

I just can't find it though. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2009, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,337
Posted By TheEnglishman
I'm a big fan of Avon Azaro/Storms. They have...

I'm a big fan of Avon Azaro/Storms. They have done very well in tests in U.K. bike mags. And the clincher is that if you get a puncture in the first 1mm of wear they'll replace the tyre for free! -...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By TheEnglishman
An 8mm socket kinda fits. But the 'correct tool'...

An 8mm socket kinda fits. But the 'correct tool' is a E10 torx socket.

Much more info here...

http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html
Forum: Europe 01-14-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,011
Posted By TheEnglishman
If you're looking to do 4000km in the UK then do...

If you're looking to do 4000km in the UK then do the 4 points of the compass but not on motorways - that'll get you to some really varied bits of scenery (ok Lowestoft isn't exactly a high point, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,524
Posted By TheEnglishman
RAM Mount do a brake/clutch base mounting. ...

RAM Mount do a brake/clutch base mounting.

http://products.ram-mount.com/rammount/productdetail.aspx?partnumber=RAM-B-309-1U

http://www.ram-mount.com/cataloglarge/RAMB3091.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2009, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 225,495
Posted By TheEnglishman
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=202516

Well, anything that comes to hand, really - it's just I use ACF-50.....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 225,495
Posted By TheEnglishman
I sprayed the connectors in ACF-50 and the bikes...

I sprayed the connectors in ACF-50 and the bikes been washed dozens of times. assuming there's a kind of global standard on using those waterproof connectors...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-07-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 622
Views: 88,099
Posted By TheEnglishman
THE LIST: NORTHEAST US: <?xml:namespace...

THE LIST:

NORTHEAST US:
<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 /><st1:state><st1:place>Massachusetts</st1:place></st1:state> (can connect to NH/VT/CT/RI/NY) theothersean
New Hampshire/Vermont:...
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