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Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 17,193
Posted By TurboCharger
31, had the bike for 4 years. Is my first BMW on...

31, had the bike for 4 years. Is my first BMW on which I've covered 44 countries and over 80,000kms together with my fiancé on the back... 2up all the way!!
Forum: Australia 12-10-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,880
Posted By TurboCharger
There have and always will be other options. It's...

There have and always will be other options. It's just a matter of how hard you're prepared to look and what lengths you're prepared to go to. :deal The best way to make the manufacturers know what...
Forum: Australia 12-09-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,880
Posted By TurboCharger
Ok so've we've established that parts are...

Ok so've we've established that parts are incredibly expensive in Oz and it's not just Beemer parts but all brands to a degree have this problem. But has anyone actually ever done any research as to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-09-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,320
Views: 2,477,723
Posted By TurboCharger
Spanish Sign

Ok, not sure if this has already been contributed, but I thought it was worth sharing after our recent visit to Spain.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,629
Posted By TurboCharger
Wunderlich

After 80,000kms around the world with the same tankbag, it's pretty hard not to recommend our Wunderlich tankbag.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,241,032
Posted By TurboCharger
After our much anticipated visit to the Sahara in...

After our much anticipated visit to the Sahara in Nov... our beloved GS (called Francois) had a bit of a hard time.
...
Forum: EMEA 09-06-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,773
Posted By TurboCharger
You're most welcome Ty. The pleasure was all mine!

You're most welcome Ty. The pleasure was all mine!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 41,173
Posted By TurboCharger
So yes I have fixed the problem, the update is...

So yes I have fixed the problem, the update is that the FPC didn't actually fail, but I jumped to a conclusion too hastily and ended up soldering a bypass across the FPC anyway. The real problem was...
Forum: Road warriors 08-23-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,942
Posted By TurboCharger
ABS issue on 1200GS

I also had an ABS failure with the exact same code 10220 Canbus timeout... and similar symptoms on my R1200GS with ABS-2.

I don't think it is that rare but my mechanic puts the failure down to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2011, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By TurboCharger
Hi Marc, I'd be interested to see how you...

Hi Marc,

I'd be interested to see how you get along, I'm having the same problem and I think it's probably a switch issue. I'm just hoping that it isn't a ring antenna otherwise it'll be a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 41,173
Posted By TurboCharger
+1 Had the exact same problem you...

+1

Had the exact same problem you described.:waysad Immediately I thought I was the FPC, as I have already had one of these fail, but alas after doing the FPC bypass, the pump still doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By TurboCharger
Thanks for the tip, albeit a bit late for me...

Thanks for the tip, albeit a bit late for me anyway.

I guess the parts catalogue is http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do?lang=en
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2011, 04:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By TurboCharger
Totally agree. Personally I didn't want Grip...

Totally agree. Personally I didn't want Grip Puppies either because of the exta thickness which would impead the heat from the heated grips transfering through effectively. Also I don't particularly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,454
Posted By TurboCharger
After 66,000kms I can say with my hand on my...

After 66,000kms I can say with my hand on my heart that if I never owned another bike (BMW or other) I'd be perfectly happy with my '07 GS.

After all he (Francois) got us all the way to Norway...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,032
Posted By TurboCharger
... yes but that's not Effigy's cover, it's a...

... yes but that's not Effigy's cover, it's a pirated image to give context. See his comment above "(not my picture)". :deal

I confirm the job is very straight forward. Just the 4 bolts to remove....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By TurboCharger
Step by step grip replacement

Here are the grips that arrived from Beemershop Set (32721458396) quoted above.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1masc62mS_Q/TfeZFOOb2EI/AAAAAAAANu8/X4_p8M2RZDw/s640/IMG_4274.JPG

So I finally...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,399
Posted By TurboCharger
My concern is that it's not so extreme because...

My concern is that it's not so extreme because when there is a lot of mud and you're running TKC80's on the GS then the mudguard or tyre hugger will cause more of a problem. The stock mudguard is as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,132
Posted By TurboCharger
comms the key

Like MP above says, I think that communication is the key.

Whether you use signals, signs or a wireless bluetooth intercom, you need to talk. Enabling the pillion to understand what to do and what...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By TurboCharger
You betcha you can

Yes you can but you'll need a jack, chock or folk stand to balance the bike whilst on centre stand without either wheels.

See this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226265
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2011, 06:35 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 33,856
Posted By TurboCharger
A place to sit

We take an assortment of camping chairs with us on every trip... this if from our lunch break in Italy.

Pick one of three options from left to right :wink:

1) Pull up a pannier and sit on the...
Forum: Europe 05-24-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By TurboCharger
I'm not really sure as I've never had to rent a...

I'm not really sure as I've never had to rent a motorcycle but a quick google search should turn up something, although it'll most probably be in french.

The french word for rent is 'location' or...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 16,701
Posted By TurboCharger
Thumb Get a tent with a vestibule

+1

Absolutely agree with PIGPEN on the Vestibule. :freaky

No motorcyclist should buy a tent without one IMHO. :deal
Forum: The Garage 05-20-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,202
Posted By TurboCharger
+1 for WD40 :clap It is much less abbrasive...

+1 for WD40 :clap

It is much less abbrasive than petrol, diesel or kero and works really well for all the sticky residue. Spray it on then let it penetrate for a few minutes then wipe off with a...
Forum: Europe 05-18-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By TurboCharger
Good call. I'll have a look, might be able to...

Good call. I'll have a look, might be able to duck out for a couple of hours but that weekend I've got in-laws on visit so it'll be tough to justify :(

Cheers!
Forum: Europe 05-17-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By TurboCharger
Thanks for the tip but I don't need to book a...

Thanks for the tip but I don't need to book a tour, just meet fellow riders...
Forum: EMEA 05-17-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By TurboCharger
As already said if you are not booking in advance...

As already said if you are not booking in advance then a lot of popular costal camping sites will be booked out. My suggestion is to try campsite just off the coast especially in summer you'll find...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By TurboCharger
If it's the seat then you're cleanest solution...

If it's the seat then you're cleanest solution IMO would be to install a fusebox and switch (on the handlebar) that cuts power to all the auxillary devices.

Patch all aux items ie PIAA, GPS, Seat...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2011, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By TurboCharger
Can you give a little more info on the setup. ...

Can you give a little more info on the setup.



Do you have an aux fuse box installed or are you running everything off the 12V powerlet sockets?
If you use a fuse box does everything draw...
Forum: EMEA 05-16-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,629
Posted By TurboCharger
Please note that there has been some snow over...

Please note that there has been some snow over the weekend in the mountains in Switzerland especially in the Bernese and Lucern regions. There may be some road closures (in the mountains) and some...
Forum: Europe 05-16-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,611
Posted By TurboCharger
bump :D

bump :D
Forum: Trip Planning 05-11-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By TurboCharger
What books are your referring to actually? I...

What books are your referring to actually?

I don't think that the writers of RTW travel books actually make a comprehensive list of every item they take (or took) with them at least not in their...
Forum: Europe 05-11-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By TurboCharger
Sounds like your problem is more of a storage...

Sounds like your problem is more of a storage one. If you bought the bike in your name and stored it for say 6mnths then came over to Europe, did repairs, trip prep then road it home, that might work...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 04:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,464
Posted By TurboCharger
I plugged with the Stop'n'Go mushrooms plugs two...

I plugged with the Stop'n'Go mushrooms plugs two punctures in my rear (Fully loaded 2up), one in India and another in Turkey and road to Austria before changing the Tyre. I was paranoid so checked at...
Forum: Europe 05-11-2011, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By TurboCharger
Comparing prices of bikes between Europe and...

Comparing prices of bikes between Europe and Australia, if you had the opportunity to buy a European bike (ie KTM, Ducati, BMW etc) in Europe then you will save a hell of a lot of money. RRP of a BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By TurboCharger
Yep you need the application installed on your...

Yep you need the application installed on your phone or computer. It's all on their website with installation instructions.

http://www.hexcode.co.za/products/gs-911/

Check compatibility first...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 816
Posted By TurboCharger
I have a GS-911 with bluetooth and USB (one of...

I have a GS-911 with bluetooth and USB (one of the earlier versions) and I usually run it in sync with my Windows Mobile smart phone. But i also have a MAC which I run Windows XP on using parallels...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 59,164
Posted By TurboCharger
my two bobs worth...

It will take a few years for the sheer number of after market parts and accessories for the Yamaha Super T 1200 to rival those available for the BMW 1200GS/Adventure, if ever. It will of course...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,423
Posted By TurboCharger
Ordered grips from BeemerShop

After a bit of searching around and looking for what I wanted, I decided to go with the Beemer shop in the US.

I ordered the following including shipping to Europe:
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Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,589
Posted By TurboCharger
To add to this point all bikes have a max payload...

To add to this point all bikes have a max payload or carrying capacity. This should be respected if possible, if not then I made a few tips in another thread on check you can make if you have extra...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2011, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,260
Posted By TurboCharger
We've now ridden our 2007 1200GS over 60,000kms...

We've now ridden our 2007 1200GS over 60,000kms 2up on all terrains with stock clutch. The worst for the clutch was in 47 degrees C temps in India stuck behind a very slow bus going uphill slower...
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