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Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 07:09 AM
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Posted By michnus
Got my HP2 with the Sebring. It's short stocky...

Got my HP2 with the Sebring. It's short stocky and transform the HP sound from a mild nun voice to something deep bellow banshee as if Satan with severe anal pain:D

I have a Remus on the GS1200...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 01:43 AM
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Posted By michnus
In hindsight, I think the Markus is the better...

In hindsight, I think the Markus is the better option and what I was suppose to fit. The oilcooler feed into the engine also need to get a new bend and fitting on the HPN tank and mine leaked oil for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 01:35 AM
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Posted By michnus
I am not sure, he might still be able to get new...

I am not sure, he might still be able to get new ones. I think from all the ways we tried to get into contact with HPN. Klaus thought it good to offer me this one as he had it with him and could send...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 12:39 AM
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Posted By michnus
Thanks for all the help! Eventually after many...

Thanks for all the help! Eventually after many calls and having friends in Germany also calling I got an invoice from Klaus at HPN. He will send me a 2nd hand one that only has a small dent in it. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 08:10 AM
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Posted By michnus
Marcus you want to swop a HPN tank for one of...

Marcus you want to swop a HPN tank for one of yours? :lol3:D

The tribulations of buying from small independent manufacturers. My HPN oil cooler is busted which is used in conjunction with the HPN...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-07-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,479
Posted By michnus
Love Africa, thanks for sharing!:clap:beer

Love Africa, thanks for sharing!:clap:beer
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
yip that's the way to roll. :lol3

yip that's the way to roll. :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By michnus
Got to use a 2013 690 with the ralley kit. Bloody...

Got to use a 2013 690 with the ralley kit. Bloody nice. Only one gripe, the turning circle is worse than an oil tanker. :D
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
Thanks a million! I will check it out. Might be...

Thanks a million! I will check it out. Might be an option for us to use when doing South America and USofA later next year.:thumb
Forum: Thumpers 04-30-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
Goodness thanks for all the replies! :thumb ...

Goodness thanks for all the replies! :thumb

milzispete;
we do get the Husky in SA, what is the service intervals for it? And long term drive? I contacted CCM to import the brand to South Africa...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 02:32 PM
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Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
Thank you Canadius. If not about cost of the 690...

Thank you Canadius. If not about cost of the 690 which would prefer outright as travel bike off road bike? Have a look at the 3 links I posted that is about the terrain we ride.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 02:18 PM
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Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
Sounds cool! Is the 390 a rumour or a real...

Sounds cool!

Is the 390 a rumour or a real possibility? I think the wife would want a bit more power than the 230L though.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
The 690 fits the best for what I want. Just...

The 690 fits the best for what I want. Just wanted to hear from others what they think of the options and in fact if the 690 is cut out for what people describe.
Some say it is expensive to...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,092
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Posted By michnus
690 yahoo's please give some advice here :D:deal ...

690 yahoo's please give some advice here :D:deal
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24050125#post24050125
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
clintnz, I thought about the 230L CRF it is...

clintnz, I thought about the 230L CRF it is street legal and 6th gear, but not really fast? Maybe a bit lame in the ass in deep river bed sand loaded. 640adv to heavy again. The normal 640 enduro's...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
Thanks Komando. I do not really have issues with...

Thanks Komando. I do not really have issues with FI and think as a whole FI is much more reliable than carbs. FI has been with us for over 30 years now. I have yet to hear of FI issues leaving people...
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 11:24 AM
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Posted By michnus
sorry had to say I am in South Africa. :) ...

sorry had to say I am in South Africa. :)

Nope do not want old heavy bike.
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,347
Posted By michnus
690ktm vs xr 650l vs drz400 for d/s??

Want to add a lightweight dual sport bike to mix for myself and the wife to ride. Our long term travel bikes is in Germany and we will use them to carry on travelling around the world....
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By michnus
thank you all! At least I have a better idea...

thank you all! At least I have a better idea where and how to go about this. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,207
Posted By michnus
Need some help how to repair aluminium oil cooler.

Don't ask but I manage to get a small hole into the oil cooler of the HP2 HPN aluminium oil cooler. It is a small hole around 2-3mm in size.

Most places in my town told me they can not weld it as...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 227,991
Posted By michnus
Thank you Oggie, I will check it out. What you...

Thank you Oggie, I will check it out. What you say make sense. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By michnus
:lol3 I understand. Pity search functions...

:lol3 I understand.

Pity search functions are so basic as I was unable to search what I needed to get in the 78 pages. But I see you have already added lots of info on your first page.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2014, 04:16 AM
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Posted By michnus
thank you Prestaino, it sounds easy enough. Will...

thank you Prestaino, it sounds easy enough. Will get new bearing tomorrow. The bushes for the forks is a must get from BMW? It is not standard type items to buy from diy shops?

:thumb
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2014, 03:33 AM
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Views: 261,805
Posted By michnus
Thank you CY. The Dakar's are 05 -06...

Thank you CY.

The Dakar's are 05 -06 models. All of them use,YB12AL-A. The R1200gs is using theYTX14-BS.

Which of the brands do you recommend or have experience of?

Are all the brands...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2014, 02:20 AM
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Views: 261,805
Posted By michnus
Lithium vs lead acid battery madness

I apologise upfront if this has been covered in this thread.

CY, you seems like the go-to guru for this battery debate. I have tried to read up on it, but get more confused than enlighten.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 12:05 PM
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Views: 266
Posted By michnus
1200gs 04 up steering head bearing replace, any advice welcome.

There's some movement on the bars and I suspect the bearing is busy packing up. Has anybody replaced this and how difficult job is it to do?

I could not find a tutorial here.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 12:01 PM
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Posted By michnus
:lol3 good one, I am sure she will find you....

:lol3

good one, I am sure she will find you.
Where can I read about this trip and your travels?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 12:06 PM
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Posted By michnus
:D Make sense what you say. I think, it might...

:D
Make sense what you say. I think, it might be that because it is still new technology it has it's hiccups. The price is just a real put-off. The Shorei LFX sells for over 200usd, but seems like a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 06:20 AM
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Posted By michnus
BigDom I am saying that because I speak to...

BigDom I am saying that because I speak to dealers everyday. They mention it to me, I am just saying what they tell me, and they mention they have issues. These batteries are also horribly expensive,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By michnus
maybe this brand is better than the ones we get...

maybe this brand is better than the ones we get in SA.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 09:43 AM
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Posted By michnus
most people I know are going back to gell...

most people I know are going back to gell glassmatt or lead acid batteries, these just do not last and when cold they struggle to start a bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 11:23 AM
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Posted By michnus
Would love to take you up on thr offer. But...

Would love to take you up on thr offer. But think postage to SA would be an issue :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 227,991
Posted By michnus
electric guru's I need a bit of your expertise. ...

electric guru's I need a bit of your expertise.

I fitted a H4 hid to the HP2. It makes a huge difference to the stock lamp. my issue is the LAMP warning sign is now permanently on. Is there a way...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4,441
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Posted By michnus
Hi Space, I did check them and they look okay....

Hi Space, I did check them and they look okay. The other 3 top frame rubber I do not have and had to cut motorcar spring rubbers to fit in there. The tank is not going on violently. But there is some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4,441
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Posted By michnus
Thanks Farcall, I fitted the rubber there after...

Thanks Farcall, I fitted the rubber there after trying it on different places and there it was a tighter fit than on other places between the frame and tank.

michnus2gmail com
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,441
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Posted By michnus
The tank i bought was second hand and parts were...

The tank i bought was second hand and parts were missing. Also did not find a manual to fit it. That the reason I emailed HPN.

This is how I fit the rubber on the clutch side. Fixed it in place...
Forum: Ride reports 03-04-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 51,067
Posted By michnus
Ethiopia the land of StGeorge beer

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-qb8gwd2/0/L/i-qb8gwd2-L.jpg
Hotel Abar Minch. Good food, and water to wash our really dirty riding clothes for the first time in more than a week, after the muddy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 05:24 AM
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Posted By michnus
Thanks, yes we got to 38degrees this weekend and...

Thanks, yes we got to 38degrees this weekend and it went to one bar below the middle mark. I drilled the cover full of holes but was thinking of adding more of them.

The damn tank has a lot of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4,441
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Posted By michnus
I fitted the HPN 23L tank to the HP2, eventually....

I fitted the HPN 23L tank to the HP2, eventually.

Now I can not remember how hot the bike ran before fitting this tank. Currently the heat gauge sits between 5 and 6 bars. Is this hotter than...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 51,067
Posted By michnus
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-s6xkL5J/0/L/i-s6xk...

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-s6xkL5J/0/L/i-s6xkL5J-L.jpg
Many roads are powder puff stuff and it get into everything.

The lower south-West Omo region of Ethiopia exhibits much the same fauna...
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