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Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By DownunderBrian
Costs

you're right Warin.. here's some ball park numbers.

Shipping: I had the bike shipped with some other household goods in a container, so my shipping was less than you would pay for the bike alone.....
Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By DownunderBrian
Personal Import from USA - Done!

Hi all... just thought I'd mention this, because when I was planning to do it I researched and got tips from a few folks, so I hope one day someone reads this when in need of similar advice.

I...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By DownunderBrian
I'm about to move back from the US to Australia...

I'm about to move back from the US to Australia after livening in the states for 7 years. I have a 1200GS to bring back, I've owned it for 18 months.

I've applied for the Personal Import permit,...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By DownunderBrian
Thanks

:rofl:huh:eek1:puke1


Well, you guys are good for a laugh at least! You've scared the crap out of me now with parts prices, but I guess I was expecting that when I got there anyway.

Guess I'll...
Forum: Australia 01-19-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By DownunderBrian
Price for 1200GS Oil Cooler in Oz?

I'm about to move from the US to Australia with my 1200GS (2012). My oil cooler has a very small amount of damage. I'm trying to decide if I should replace it or not. Its a $340 part here in the...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 36,983
Posted By DownunderBrian
:rofl the crazy things we do. its like when...

:rofl

the crazy things we do. its like when you see those ads at night for the ginzu steak knives that can cut through a shoe. I'm sitting here thinking wow, I could use a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 75,900
Posted By DownunderBrian
Oops... No.. Not GS wet. My bad, didnt read the...

Oops... No.. Not GS wet. My bad, didnt read the OP carefully..
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 75,900
Posted By DownunderBrian
I have the Altrider bars, upper and lower and...

I have the Altrider bars, upper and lower and will just say two things..

firstly, despite what some say, I can tell you it is 100% possible to remove the valve covers and service the valves...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,687
Posted By DownunderBrian
a couple of thoughts...

Just a couple of thoughts on this..

I've been looking into this for a couple of months, for a non-Euro country.. and in my reading I've come across a lot of people discussing the same thing to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By DownunderBrian
Fits 100% on a 2012

I have one on a 2012. Fits fine.

Not sure its the best looking piece of kit, but I do like the functionality to raise and lower it. I ride with it low unless raining / cold, then up it comes.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By DownunderBrian
Chris.. I'm an aussie living in the US.. I'm...

Chris.. I'm an aussie living in the US.. I'm willing to help you out, but I am on the East Coast, so shipping to Australia takes a little longer and costs a little more. If someone from the West...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 36,983
Posted By DownunderBrian
K60 pressure

I purchased a new rear K60 for my 12GS this week. It is date stamped 0313 (meaning Jan 2013) and it lists max pressure as 44.. so it sounds like they've made some changes to the spec on this tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2013, 05:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,398
Posted By DownunderBrian
:nod Read it before I placed my order.....

:nod

Read it before I placed my order.. Great write up, thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,398
Posted By DownunderBrian
TKC front / K60 rear

Based on many people recommending this combo, I have a new set in the garage ready to go on later this week :clap

Replacing Tourances. Been about... oh... 20 years since I've ridden a nobby tire...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By DownunderBrian
Olympia

I have Olympia Airglide over pants... Wear them with a light base layer or shorts in the heat or over jeans and base in cooler weather, or with the liner in cold/wet.

Love 'em.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,328
Posted By DownunderBrian
Wicked I have these pegs mounted on my altrider bars. I...

I have these pegs mounted on my altrider bars. I got them from twisted throttle, about $100.

They are not as comfortable as the kuryakn pegs I had on my previous bike, but I thought these suit...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,328
Posted By DownunderBrian
Before I decided to get a GS (2012) I went to...

Before I decided to get a GS (2012) I went to Eaglerider.com and found a special for one day rental with unlimited miles... it was about $80 or something I think.

I got to the store at early in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 736
Posted By DownunderBrian
I have altrider bars on my 2012 GS and a couple...

I have altrider bars on my 2012 GS and a couple of months ago was able to do a valve adjustment without removing the bars. Wasn't that hard really.

... and it was the first time I'd done work...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,244
Posted By DownunderBrian
Another AF330

I have the AF330 on my 2012 GS. I was concerned about it fitting but it was not a problem.

Love the ability to adjust up for really cold or wet, then down again for hot days or in traffic. I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,483
Posted By DownunderBrian
Job complete - no need to remove bars

Well you can disregard my previous post. After posting I looked around a couple of my local automotive parts stores and picked up a set of Torx bits. I was able to get the bit into the left front...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,483
Posted By DownunderBrian
Front Left bolt removal...

Just reviving this thead - any chance you have that video done and posted? I am doing an oil change and would like to check my valve clearances, but can't get any of my T40 tools to fit under the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2,980
Views: 957,877
Posted By DownunderBrian
Nice pic... How did you do this? Does the iPhone...

Nice pic... How did you do this? Does the iPhone 5 have a panarama feature? or did you photo and stitch? It looks pretty good... I only have iPhone 4 :cry
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 41,934
Posted By DownunderBrian
Bump on an old threat - new speakers?

I've had a scala Q2 set for a few years and love it... but I'd really like to move to wearing foam ear plugs all the time, and boost the sound from the Q2 speakers so that I can get better iPod...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,133
Posted By DownunderBrian
My company sells hot dogs and we monitor social...

My company sells hot dogs and we monitor social media... If we do that for a $5 hot dog purchase, then I have to think that BMW would monitor social media, including major forums such as this, for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,953
Posted By DownunderBrian
I use mine as a trigger for my underseat fuse...

I use mine as a trigger for my underseat fuse block and also found it hard to get out the first time. I looked at it from 100 different angles, trying to work out which way to pull it out. I think in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By DownunderBrian
I've mounted on the crashbar (altrider), beak,...

I've mounted on the crashbar (altrider), beak, helmet and handlebar (looking at rider).

On the crashbar in 1080 mode I get a bit of a wave through the video at some RPM, particularly noticable...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By DownunderBrian
Looks like everyone was wearing knobbies.. anyone...

Looks like everyone was wearing knobbies.. anyone there on street tires? I'd like to take my GS onto some fire trails and escalate to some easy off road stuff that I can do while still wearing the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-01-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By DownunderBrian
Have been looking for a group to ride with around...

Have been looking for a group to ride with around NJ.. Mahwah at 9am tomorrow might be a little ambitious for me, but now that I know about STMC I'll try to catch another ride sometime soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 623,055
Posted By DownunderBrian
Wind noise

Interesting that you mention the noise. I most recently rode a Kawasaki Nomad for 4 years and just finished my first summer with the 12GS. I replaced the stock windscreen with a AF330 and have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By DownunderBrian
Thanks... yes, I need the ADV sticker! One...

Thanks... yes, I need the ADV sticker!

One thing I forgot to mention - somewhere in NH, riding about 50, a small bird, sparrow I think, flew past me and clipped my mirror.... somehow he landed ON...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,634
Posted By DownunderBrian
Fun and funny tale, full of drama and crazy...

Fun and funny tale, full of drama and crazy things happening, as only long bike rides seem to be... somehow that stuff just never happens in a car. :rofl

Well done and thanks for posting.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By DownunderBrian
Just looked online at the instructions... check...

Just looked online at the instructions... check it out, the rear bullets definitely go in horizontally on the current bags... maybe it was a design change?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By DownunderBrian
:huh Hmmm... I better look back at the...

:huh Hmmm... I better look back at the instructions? I'm pretty sure mine is on "as intended". When you order the "low exhaust" version I guess they fit the rear cross bar differently. Pulls out nice...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By DownunderBrian
LMAO.... WTF is that? Is that a f'king sheep you...

LMAO.... WTF is that? Is that a f'king sheep you have on your seat?? Crickey... I thought mine was the real thing - got it myself from Alaskan Leather online... obviously my sheep must have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By DownunderBrian
Not sure I want to take noise tips from a deaf...

Not sure I want to take noise tips from a deaf guy... were you deaf before you started riding your GS?? :rofl

But seriously... looking at the pics... you are right, I didn't realize I had it so...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Posted By DownunderBrian
I have these... $174 for pegs and mount. I like...

I have these... $174 for pegs and mount. I like them,... I like the idea of the Mick O Pegs too .... but in the end I like having my legs up and forward in the stretched out position, helps to shift...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By DownunderBrian
I recently did some electrical upgrades on my...

I recently did some electrical upgrades on my 2012 GS, the first time I'd tackled electrical upgrades on a bike, other than headlight globes!

There are a lot of posts in this forum, search for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,171
Posted By DownunderBrian
First GS Trip

Took my new (ex demo) 1200 GS on its first road trip last week, 4 days of riding and camping in the North East, through PA, NY, VT, NH, ME, MA, CT and back home to NJ. About 1500 miles.

Thanks...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,328
Posted By DownunderBrian
For those riding with Olympia Airflow pants, or...

For those riding with Olympia Airflow pants, or similar... what do you wear under them in the hot weather?

I typically wear either a base layer or more recently a pair of Columbia pants, light...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,225
Posted By DownunderBrian
Oh.. and I have BMW Santiago boots. Seriously I...

Oh.. and I have BMW Santiago boots. Seriously I can't say enough about them... I just find them fantastic. Even in 100 degree weather, somehow I find them quite comfortable. I read a report by...
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