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Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Steve1100gs
I intend to make one. I'm thinking of using a...

I intend to make one. I'm thinking of using a Hoover hose. Anyone made one for an 1150?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 565
Posted By Steve1100gs
Laugh Taking 1150GSA for a swim

Don't know if this counts as worth watching or not but I had a lot of fun doing it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urMqj5pa1KU&sns=em

Hope it gives you a laugh.

I killed the bike...
Forum: Europe 03-22-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By Steve1100gs
Head to http://www.camping-im-aal.lu/camping.htm...

Head to http://www.camping-im-aal.lu/camping.htm for nice camping.
It's not so far from brussels. The riding is very nice.
If you head to nurburgring through the Eiffel avoiding highways its a...
Forum: Europe 03-21-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Steve1100gs
Top tip thanks. I think I'll go with these. ...

Top tip thanks.
I think I'll go with these.
http://www.traveltalksim.co.uk/story/rates
Forum: Europe 03-21-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Steve1100gs
Thanks I'll check these out.

Thanks I'll check these out.
Forum: Europe 03-19-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,736
Posted By Steve1100gs
There are some amazing villages in kent that are...

There are some amazing villages in kent that are beautiful but don't warrant more than a cup of tea and bacon sandwich stop.
Eastbourne via Horam is a popular bike run and the cafe is good there. ...
Forum: Europe 03-19-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Steve1100gs
Anyone know about PAYG micro sims while away in Europe ?

I'm off to Moscow in June on my bike.
The route is France, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Russia and back via Belarus probably.

It's got to be done on a shoestring, but keeping...
Forum: Thumpers 02-14-2010, 01:50 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,858
Posted By Steve1100gs
I had a look at klr650.net and it cured me of any...

I had a look at klr650.net and it cured me of any thoughts of green ownership. Been there done that with my 950 SE. I'll go for a BMW 650 GSD
Forum: Thumpers 02-13-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 17,858
Posted By Steve1100gs
I'm looking for a 80/20 road/off road hack for...

I'm looking for a 80/20 road/off road hack for work and a few trips etc.
I am extremely resistant to buying anything Green having been a Motorcycle mechanic for most of my working life.
That...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-06-2009, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,698
Posted By Steve1100gs
I stopped riding my SE off road after trashing my...

I stopped riding my SE off road after trashing my knee.
The bike is heavy compared to a 250 or 450 and on the loose stuff it aint any faster.

Eventually I decided it made no sense to own an SE...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2009, 02:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,380
Posted By Steve1100gs
Just been in a similar situation (tho I hadn't...

Just been in a similar situation (tho I hadn't totaled anything)

I tested a new 1250 Suzuki and I couldn't believe how anyone could live with one.
It felt heavy and floppy to me. The brakes...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-18-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,173
Posted By Steve1100gs
Just for shit's and giggles, if you have a BMW...

Just for shit's and giggles, if you have a BMW R1100 RT or RS that you don't want anymore, just wait for a nice sunny windless day and leave the bike to idle for 20 mins or so. The bodywork will get...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By Steve1100gs
Opinions please

These are pictures of my spare exhaust for my 300 EXC.
My main one has a crack in it and I think that is the reason the bike has lost most of it's power until it gets to the power band, when it...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 42,442
Posted By Steve1100gs
Did you mean what stops the steering from...

Did you mean what stops the steering from turning? I think that could have been the cause of the derision. I thought you were asking why the front wheel doesn't spin while the weight of the bike...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,114
Posted By Steve1100gs
I bought a pair of Alpinestar Tech 3's. NOT Sold...

I bought a pair of Alpinestar Tech 3's. NOT Sold as waterproof, (are any?) but have not got wet feet in them yet. Been through deep water and lot's of rain.
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2009, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
Solved. I think. Light switch contains bridge...

Solved. I think.
Light switch contains bridge between white and yellow lines. Yellow is power white has VR on it. switch U/S. made bridge in multiplug near switch and all works fine now except for...
Forum: The Garage 01-16-2009, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
Well I'll be buggered!:eek1 I checked all...

Well I'll be buggered!:eek1

I checked all the continuities according the the schematic and all is as it should be.
So I buy a new VR (genuine KTM) and it makes no difference.
Obviously i am...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
http://underwatergoat.smugmug.com/photos/454997412...

http://underwatergoat.smugmug.com/photos/454997412_6PifJ-X3.jpg

Just showing working...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2009, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
More on this please. What is it?

More on this please.
What is it?
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
Yeah you are right. I would have prooved...

Yeah you are right. I would have prooved precisely fuck all by swapping them.
I found a place online where I got the manuel including the wiring diagrams.
I'll get me printer working in the morning...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2009, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
I might just try swapping the plugs over on the...

I might just try swapping the plugs over on the two VR's and see what happens. But in the morning. I'm tired now.

Cheers dude.
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
No I have just got the bike. When I got it I...

No I have just got the bike. When I got it I spent half an hour looking for the 2 stroke tank before looking on the web and realizing all 300's are premix.

Using my fluke I had expected to find...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
Thanks. Do yo know if it's the front one or...

Thanks.

Do yo know if it's the front one or the back one? I can't get my head round it. I don't have a wiring schematic yet either which doesn't help.
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,949
Posted By Steve1100gs
I reckon this would end up looking fairly naff,...

I reckon this would end up looking fairly naff, and worse still it would be obvious that you did it yourself.
I'd learn to love what you have. Autosol is great at making aluminium brite again.
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,120
Posted By Steve1100gs
KTM 2stroker electrical issue help please.

Hello Garage inhabitants.
I have a 1999 KTM 300 EXC.
It starts and runs fine.
The Brake/Stop light works fine.

PROBLEM.
The headlight, front position light, and rear position light are blown....
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Steve1100gs
I'm "on calendar" James must be good if he has a...

I'm "on calendar" James must be good if he has a lead time of 5 months in January.
Hopefully he might squeeze me in somewhere early with a bit of luck.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2009, 04:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,095
Posted By Steve1100gs
All of what Joker said, plus I'd check the fan to...

All of what Joker said, plus I'd check the fan to make sure it isn't about to seize.

It will be either low power to fan or high effort at fan.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-10-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,509
Posted By Steve1100gs
Nice :nod

Nice :nod
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Steve1100gs
Not a bad idea at all!!!!! I have mailed...

Not a bad idea at all!!!!!
I have mailed Renazco.
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By Steve1100gs
950 SE Seat recover/rework UK

Hi all.
It's looking like I am going to be doing about a two thousand mile trip on my SE this summer. It is not my first choice of transport but for various reasons I will have to get on my bike....
Forum: Orange Crush 01-08-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,913
Posted By Steve1100gs
Yeah you right. KTMs are crap and I for one am...

Yeah you right. KTMs are crap and I for one am certainly going to get a 650 GS as soon as I can to replace my SE.:rofl :rofl :rofl :rofl
Forum: Orange Crush 01-08-2009, 01:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,913
Posted By Steve1100gs
Booster Pack

I have an optimate which I use if the bike is not ridden for a couple of weeks, but you guy's who don't have power need to get a booster pack. They can be charged in your house, they are small and...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-08-2009, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By Steve1100gs
I bought a set of wheels with new tyres from some...

I bought a set of wheels with new tyres from some KTM enduro bike ( I never knew which one) thinking they might fit my SE. They didn't, but buying new SE hubs and having them spun on still saved me...
Forum: Thumpers 01-05-2009, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,710
Posted By Steve1100gs
When I spoke to Simon back in September, he said...

When I spoke to Simon back in September, he said he was using his G650 x Rallye because it had so many hours of work in it. It is not as standard as some people seem to think and to get another bike...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-05-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,855
Posted By Steve1100gs
I just love the new look graffix. Looks fab. I...

I just love the new look graffix. Looks fab. I wish mine would scrub up like new but It has had a tough life with me learning how to tame it.
I'm really missing my bikes as it's snow on the ground...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-03-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By Steve1100gs
Don't worry about it. Is there any real fault...

Don't worry about it.
Is there any real fault with the bike, or did you just wonder about the (fairly normal) patterns on the inside of the motor?
The throttle butterfly looks like it might have...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-01-2009, 05:39 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 27,486
Posted By Steve1100gs
I know it's late in the thread, but I thought I...

I know it's late in the thread, but I thought I might mention that it is common if not standard practice to replace the pressure cap, thermostat and waterpump after having a serious overheat. This is...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-30-2008, 04:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,013
Posted By Steve1100gs
Sold my 12GS and went for a 950 SE. It will go...

Sold my 12GS and went for a 950 SE.
It will go anywhere that any pogo can go and all you need is Pile cream, paracetamol and loads of rear tyres.
Not a practical tourer, but the best thing that...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-27-2008, 08:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By Steve1100gs
Your entitled to you opinion of course, but I...

Your entitled to you opinion of course, but I never found mine lacking feedback and would be quite happy to gently drift the rear end on roundabouts etc.
I came back through France (via Milau) in...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-27-2008, 03:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,538
Posted By Steve1100gs
1100 / 1150 GS's are perfect for the road and...

1100 / 1150 GS's are perfect for the road and about as complicated as bricks.

For an adventure bike that is going to live on the road 95% of the time they are perfect.

The shaft failures are...
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