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Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,478
Posted By Caprilian
Pissed 2008 shite

My 2008 1200GS has a mere 54000km on. Despite pampering and regular servicing the gearbox is playing up. Off to dealer on Monday. One unhappy chappie! Anyone else have cush drive and intermediary...
Forum: Vendors 06-07-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 568,107
Posted By Caprilian
Getting back to 1200GS WC- does the bike have...

Getting back to 1200GS WC- does the bike have ABS, TC and TPM? How are these affected?
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,190,600
Posted By Caprilian
Nope , 5 cm. reason being the air shock expands...

Nope , 5 cm. reason being the air shock expands and the rear of the bike thus 'follows you up' when climbing off bike, thereby creating a larger lean angle. The conventional shock does not do this...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,190,600
Posted By Caprilian
Cool2 Side stand

Take a hacksaw to the side stand- take off 5-7 cm and screw and epoxy a disc onto the end. This is especially necessary for a loaded bike and if you have a rear aux fuel tank setup- all these...
Forum: Ride reports 09-09-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 52,900
Posted By Caprilian
Thumbs up

Nice one Racki! Thoroughly enjoyed RR and pics are amazing especially Mongolia. The XC seems to be a great instrument for this sort of trip viz Metal Jockey, Colebatch and now Racki :clap
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Forum: Vendors 07-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 568,107
Posted By Caprilian
21 inch conversion ESA and pressure monitored 1200GS

Any experience with 21 inch conversion on ESA and tyre pressure monitored 1200GS?

A friend recently did the conversion on his non ESA GS- comparing it with my bike (ESA), there seems to be less...
Forum: Thumpers 05-06-2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,545
Posted By Caprilian
Shock vs exhaust

Had similar problem with Leo Vince touching cannister of C2P aftermarket shock. I created a gap of almost 1 cm by rotating header pipe out and gently denting the pipe in close proximity to the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2012, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,545
Posted By Caprilian
More often than not it is the sensor unit in the...

More often than not it is the sensor unit in the tank, and often a loose wire caused by filler hose - sometimes it can be seen with flashlight through the petrol filler opening (rather don't use a...
Forum: Ride reports 03-19-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 678,849
Posted By Caprilian
Blown away

Wow I'm blown away!

Couple of life lessons too:


do not buy that irresistable KTM
do go on trip even if it is not the appropriate time
value friendship and the inate goodness of mankind
...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5,698
Views: 1,190,600
Posted By Caprilian
Tankbag

Hi Alistair, Ive got the smallest Oxford on mine. It secures around the head stem and with a magnet (at the rear - Ive stuck a large washer onto the plastic for the magnet) Its fine but small, but...
Forum: Alaska 06-16-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,327
Posted By Caprilian
Thnx

Thanks buddy - seems promising
Forum: Alaska 06-12-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,327
Posted By Caprilian
Argentine rental

Any updates on this topic? Any dual purpose bike would suffice
Forum: Americas 06-12-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,365
Posted By Caprilian
Argentina

Any updates Nardus? Planning an Argentinian trip for April 2012
Forum: Thumpers 06-08-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7,471
Views: 1,187,545
Posted By Caprilian
Question

erm....care to elaborate!!?? :evil
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