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Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,128
Posted By robbiedobbie
250cc

i own a 1200 GSA and a Safari Dakar Race special. Depending on which countries you intend to visit, i'd recommend a Yamaha WR250R. Its light, has good components and is as reliable as a swiss...
Forum: Australia 08-24-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,900
Posted By robbiedobbie
Options

I wouldn't waste too much time on tyre selection, just buy something and if your don't like it buy something else when it wears out. Most tyres are pretty good. :1drink From my own perspective i...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 841
Views: 168,639
Posted By robbiedobbie
Awesome

thats a great report, thank you:clap
Forum: Thumpers 08-06-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 44,779
Views: 8,657,320
Posted By robbiedobbie
Ac10

Just thought i'd write to let you know how fantastic the Michelin AC10 front is on this bike. Its just awesome, didnt slip all day and that was through gravel, loam, a riverbed and some slippery...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By robbiedobbie
GSAW 21" front wheel?

Hi, I'm hoping to find out if anyone has fitted or seen either a GSAW or GSW with a 21" front wheel. I need to change mine due to damage and am undecided to replace it with either a Woodies 19" or...
Forum: Australia 07-30-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By robbiedobbie
+1 but inflation has caught up. It's now $65 per...

+1 but inflation has caught up. It's now $65 per night dinner bed and breakfast.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By robbiedobbie
No. The steering angle is different. Add decent...

No. The steering angle is different. Add decent footpegs, Luggage racks, tyres (in Australia) Screen etc etc. You wont end up with an Adventure lite, you'll end up with an over farkled GSW! Why...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 03:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,045
Posted By robbiedobbie
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,208
Posted By robbiedobbie
Gsaw 1200

Hi Hamish. i had an F800 and now own a GSAW. They are different bikes of course, but the 1200 is simply awesome. I rode mine out to Birdsville for the second Origin game. Travelled via Bourke to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,860
Posted By robbiedobbie
Ive read other reports where these tyres have...

Ive read other reports where these tyres have been used without incident. I"ll be doing the same.
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3,029
Views: 440,484
Posted By robbiedobbie
:rofl:rofl:rofl Reminds me of a story i...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Reminds me of a story i heard about a Qld car dealer who buys cars at auction. The day before the sale he places an open ziplick bag full fo dog shit under the drivers seat of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By robbiedobbie
There is a rumour that the stock TKC8o's fitted...

There is a rumour that the stock TKC8o's fitted to the new GSA (at least in OZ) as standard, are not as strong a carcass as the 110/19 etc tyres. which will translate to rim damage, particularly in...
Forum: Vendors 07-05-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3,101
Views: 534,037
Posted By robbiedobbie
New BMW GSA

Hi Woody, I have the new GSA with a 3' x19" front rim. Ive just returned from riding on some very rough tracks and roads in central Australia. I have found that 7 front spokes were not even finger...
Forum: Australia 07-05-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 724
Views: 65,399
Posted By robbiedobbie
East Coast

Is anyone from northern NSW or SE Qld going? Just back from Birdsville but this look like a good gig:evil
Forum: Australia 06-28-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 11,719
Posted By robbiedobbie
Nice Video. Thanks for taking the time to make...

Nice Video. Thanks for taking the time to make and post!:freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By robbiedobbie
Why??? What do you hope to achieve?

Why??? What do you hope to achieve?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,629
Posted By robbiedobbie
Getting back to original post, are you going to...

Getting back to original post, are you going to ge the Woody option? I think it would be a big step to go 21" and would turn the bike into something it's not meant to be. I have just returned from a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By robbiedobbie
Yes i read the Woody's webpage too. The spokes on...

Yes i read the Woody's webpage too. The spokes on my rim were loose ie rattling to the touch and spinning freely. All good now i hope but i suspect this will need continued vigilance. If you're...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By robbiedobbie
Ive removed my rear one after it broke and left...

Ive removed my rear one after it broke and left me stranded. I now have two small pieced of black electrical tape covering the symbol and the triangle on the dispaly. Don't notice it one bit and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By robbiedobbie
Iv'e tightened my spokes to a similar level of...

Iv'e tightened my spokes to a similar level of tension ie they all sound roughly the same. I cant detect a buckle in the rim but i did the work with the rim on the bike. I was running TKC 80's but...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,204
Posted By robbiedobbie
Tkc 80

If you want to get the most out of the bike and ride is off road with some confidence then you'll need something like a TKC 80. I got 3500KM (absolutely nothing left of the knobs) out of mine. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,371
Posted By robbiedobbie
2014 GSA spokes

I have just returned from a fairly intense few days riding my GSA in Central Australia, 3760km in 5 days fully loaded. I rode in sand, clay and gibber plains. The bike was awesome and a pleasure to...
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,775
Posted By robbiedobbie
Awesome and inspiring

Thank you. i enjoyed every minute reading that report:clap
Forum: Australia 05-04-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,017
Posted By robbiedobbie
New gsa

I got mine last week. Its an awesomely quick bike point to point, not just fast in a straight line. As soon as you move off the weight disappears and the bike is surprisingly nimble for its size. I...
Forum: Australia 04-15-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,053
Posted By robbiedobbie
Thats a nice reply. But the argument is...

Thats a nice reply. But the argument is confused, the facts sketchy and the conclusion slightly conspiratorial. The British car industry is manufacturing more cars and of higher quality (wouldn't...
Forum: Australia 03-28-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2,751
Views: 452,368
Posted By robbiedobbie
Awesome

That is just fantastic:freaky cant imagine using for any length of time but simple, light, and practical in so many applications:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Australia 03-26-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,631
Posted By robbiedobbie
Choice

Thank mate, nice story and inspiring. Hope you get many more great rides so you can write a 150k update:lol3
Forum: Australia 02-25-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 4,587
Views: 658,983
Posted By robbiedobbie
Thats a Paul Rooney bike i think. The bike has...

Thats a Paul Rooney bike i think. The bike has been all through Russia and Europe, back to OZ and now in South America. The owner is a sydney ferry driver i think.:norton
Forum: Australia 02-13-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 80,903
Posted By robbiedobbie
I have a WR250R. Im 100kg and can ride at...

I have a WR250R. Im 100kg and can ride at 100-120km no problem, the bike loves to be revved. Coming back from the Styx River on Sunday we even got 138km/HR on the GPS:evil I really love the bike it...
Forum: Australia 12-13-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,409
Posted By robbiedobbie
Do you want the BMW Enduro GPS file? If so PM me....

Do you want the BMW Enduro GPS file? If so PM me. its a 5 day ride through some awesome scenery.
Forum: Airheads 11-04-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,967
Posted By robbiedobbie
Mine weights 162kg its an R65 with R100 pots,...

Mine weights 162kg its an R65 with R100 pots, making it an 850. CR500 forks, R1100 final drive and an R80 diff. Its running a lower 1st gear, and twin 34mm mikuni pumper carbs.
Forum: Australia 10-18-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,291
Posted By robbiedobbie
Done:1drink

Done:1drink
Forum: Australia 10-13-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,318
Posted By robbiedobbie
XChallenge

BMW XC 650 Awesome bike capable, reliable, lots of parts available and will last a lifetime:norton
Forum: Australia 10-07-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 12,291
Posted By robbiedobbie
2 chairs 1 table :norton Does the discount apply...

2 chairs 1 table :norton Does the discount apply to the entire order?:evil
Forum: Australia 10-01-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,283
Posted By robbiedobbie
Is anyone passing through Armidale on the way to...

Is anyone passing through Armidale on the way to the Safari Enduro event? If so i wouldn't mind tagging along or i might take the ute and will have space for another bike?
Forum: Australia 10-01-2013, 12:39 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,283
Posted By robbiedobbie
I wouldn't worry too much about the inspection,...

I wouldn't worry too much about the inspection, its all a bit of a rort. They have to abide by the conditions of the roadside assistance program regardless of the sticker. For me its a 350km round...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 2,738
Views: 526,042
Posted By robbiedobbie
:thumb:clap

:thumb:clap
Forum: Australia 09-23-2013, 02:36 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 41,346
Posted By robbiedobbie
Im absolutely gutted:cry Thats the race over for...

Im absolutely gutted:cry Thats the race over for Rooney for another year. Its a tough sport alright. Good luck to those who remain. They have my total respect.:clap
Forum: Australia 09-21-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 41,346
Posted By robbiedobbie
Link from Rooney website

"7 out of 43 Motorcycle division starters failed to finish leg 1 of the Safari, sure testimonial of the extreme conditions machine and competitors face.

Regretfully, Chris on the 650 bike was one...
Forum: Australia 09-04-2013, 03:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,085
Posted By robbiedobbie
That is exactly right, they do reduce the bike...

That is exactly right, they do reduce the bike shaking its head so much, but they also assist when you hit something hard when you're not expecting it, like a rock or something. They make your life...
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