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Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 23,247
Posted By deaninkl
When I was first riding in the 70's BMW riders...

When I was first riding in the 70's BMW riders tended to be older and affluent, BMW's were 2 to 2 times more than Honda's, that has changed.

BMW was seen as quality then, I think they still are,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,377
Posted By deaninkl
I have a 2006 GS1200, done all the maintenance...

I have a 2006 GS1200, done all the maintenance myself apart fro the 6k first service. Never had any warning light issues or needed to reset anything. So computer has never been checked after the 6k...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By deaninkl
When it left me twice at the road side with a...

When it left me twice at the road side with a dead battery in the early days, with no warning at all, having both times just stopped for gas.... i did some bitchin.... I also did a fair bit of...
Forum: Asia 02-22-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By deaninkl
In theory, an Indonesian registered vehicle can...

In theory, an Indonesian registered vehicle can enter other ASEAN countries, but in practice it may not be so. Certainly a Malaysian or Singaporean vehicle can do just that. I have traveled to other...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By deaninkl
90,000 trouble free km's (touch wood)

I've had my 2006 GS since new, and have recently turned over the 90,000km mark. In that time I have not had a single mechanical problem. I have been stuck twice due to battery failure (luckily both...
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2012, 11:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,807
Posted By deaninkl
Well sometimes its good to get threads active...

Well sometimes its good to get threads active again cos I read it today for the first time and loved it greta story, and funny.
Forum: Ride reports 12-12-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 21,463
Posted By deaninkl
Hi Steve, Nice reading, and great pictures....

Hi Steve,

Nice reading, and great pictures. My son has basically the same bike in Malaysia, his is a Nitro 150, but they are also sold under other names. Mecanically (engine) has been good, no...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By deaninkl
Thanks for all the input, I will start hunting in...

Thanks for all the input, I will start hunting in January when I next travel to land where my size is easier to get...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By deaninkl
riding gear for the tropics

I live just a couple of degrees of the equator, its hot all year daytime temps are 28-34 C, nights is 4 or 5 degrees off that. It's never cold. When it rains, well its like nothing most of you will...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4,925
Views: 3,495,182
Posted By deaninkl
Glad to see you are at it again Mr Colebach....

Glad to see you are at it again Mr Colebach. Looks like I have some catching up to do as I've only just discovered thios thread.

Best of luck and safe riding.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-12-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,421
Posted By deaninkl
Bandit240, I satrted my biking life in 1976 on a...

Bandit240, I satrted my biking life in 1976 on a Suzuki TS90, very similar to your TC, fun bike and the start of 36 years of fun so far.
Forum: Asia 07-29-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,893
Posted By deaninkl
I theory it should not be an issue accept on some...

I theory it should not be an issue accept on some borders you may need to buy special insurance. Under the ASEAN agreement, vehicals are allowed to travel freely (for a limited period) into and...
Forum: Asia 07-17-2012, 01:00 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 59,278
Posted By deaninkl
Nik, hats off mate. Great report, pictures, and...

Nik, hats off mate. Great report, pictures, and most of all a great adventure.
Forum: Asia 05-23-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 59,278
Posted By deaninkl
Hi Rich Pix, bringing a bike into Malaysia long...

Hi Rich Pix, bringing a bike into Malaysia long term is difficult and expensive if you plan to keep it here. If you are coming on a contract then it is possible to bring the bike in on a carnet di...
Forum: Ride reports 05-06-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 38,164
Posted By deaninkl
Only a crazy Russian could attempt this trip, and...

Only a crazy Russian could attempt this trip, and I take my hat off to you both. A GS would be easy. Haven spent 9 years riding the streets of Indonesia on two wheels I can say its not so bad, having...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2012, 12:56 AM
Replies: 655
Views: 391,177
Posted By deaninkl
Great report, shame I didn't catch it earlier. In...

Great report, shame I didn't catch it earlier. In 1983 when I was 24, I rode 3300km around Sumatra in Indoneisa on a C90, took me six weeks. At the time I'd been teaching metal work in a secondary...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,676
Posted By deaninkl
I'm suprised that the feedback has been so...

I'm suprised that the feedback has been so gentle. GS riders must be kind people.[/QUOTE]


Must say its lucky its on hear, truely a gentle group, that wimsy crap on UKGSer would have been...
Forum: Asia 12-05-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By deaninkl
Reelickj, Good information. Great to here...

Reelickj,

Good information. Great to here that another wall has fallen and bike are available. I know that in Hi Chi Min you can get Chinese made Chang Jiangs.....but I don't recomend them. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2011, 11:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,232
Posted By deaninkl
I have had the same problems with my 06GS, tried...

I have had the same problems with my 06GS, tried torninators, new screen, winglets.... sprang big money for a Schuberth S1....getting better....then the big solussion was good quality (3M) earplugs,...
Forum: Asia 12-04-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 945
Posted By deaninkl
Sell your bike and buy when you get here,...

Sell your bike and buy when you get here, Singapore does not encourage personal import and the charges and hassle reflect that. Its simply much easier to buy here and sell when you leave.
Forum: Asia 12-04-2011, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,137
Posted By deaninkl
Reelickj, You can buy BMW's in Thailand,...

Reelickj,

You can buy BMW's in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. But you can not take big bikes into Vietnam. Most of SE Asia is ok to travel by big bike (above 200cc) but not Vietnam, they...
Forum: Asia 12-04-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 997
Posted By deaninkl
elnota, it would be worth you spending a...

elnota,

it would be worth you spending a couple of days going arround the used bike shops and looking at waht is available. My wife is from Jogya, so I spent a lot of time there in the 80's and...
Forum: Ride reports 10-24-2011, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 1,997,259
Posted By deaninkl
Hi Margus and Karina, its been a very long time...

Hi Margus and Karina, its been a very long time since KL and Malaysia East coast, but I have watched and told of your progress to my wife Iin, I can imagine entering Europe again will be very strange...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2011, 01:29 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 39,198
Posted By deaninkl
Here in Malaysia the Tenere is at least the same...

Here in Malaysia the Tenere is at least the same price as the GS, its heavier, and is not yet tried and trusted.

For my thoughts the Yamaha would need to be at least 20% cheaper that a GS.

Go...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By deaninkl
Thanks for the advice, I think I'll pop it in to...

Thanks for the advice, I think I'll pop it in to BMW and have them hook it up to diagnostics, as I dont see it as something I can sort with my ameter..
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 8,927
Posted By deaninkl
I have a 2006 GS with ABS and servos, 99% of the...

I have a 2006 GS with ABS and servos, 99% of the time I don't know its there, they simply work. But once or twice a year (each occasion is etched in my memory) normally because I'm day dreaming..I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By deaninkl
Start up issue

I have a 2006 GS with 63k KM on the clock. I'm having a problem when starting up from cold, the bike fires up without a problem and idles fine as long as I dont touch the throttle until at least 3...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,638
Posted By deaninkl
the bypass method for the switch has been out...

the bypass method for the switch has been out there a while on a number of web sites, well worth printing out and putting in a safe place on trips.
Forum: Asia 06-15-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 59,278
Posted By deaninkl
Again a great Malaysia Ride report. ...

Again a great Malaysia Ride report.

MODERATORS.....are you reading?? I think this has become the official Malaysian Thread and deserves a sticky????
Forum: Asia 02-22-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,676
Posted By deaninkl
Ricky, when in Singapore head for little...

Ricky,

when in Singapore head for little india, along Desker Road there are many shops selling imported offroad and dual sport tires, also in the surounding streets. good luck
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By deaninkl
No Bob, certainly not low pressure, its something...

No Bob, certainly not low pressure, its something I check regularly as I have a 380km commute most Monday's so oil and tires get a check most Sundays when she is washed. Haven taken the wheel off...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By deaninkl
Sorted....just confirmed that I'll have a...

Sorted....just confirmed that I'll have a Bridgestone Battlewing arriving tomorrow.

Thanks for the advice.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By deaninkl
No, the opposite is the case, Malaysian roads are...

No, the opposite is the case, Malaysian roads are gerenally excellent. I cant think of any reason why a michelin should go this way, it may have been old when I bought it? as it was from a small...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By deaninkl
Correct Bobbysands, its a Michelin Macadum, and...

Correct Bobbysands, its a Michelin Macadum, and is only on the bike because of a similar experience 18 months ago that saw me with a 3 inch split in my rear Tourance, the michelin was available about...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 952
Posted By deaninkl
riding on a bad tire....

I'm about 300km from the nearest new tire that will fit my 1200, my existing rear tire decided to shed a patch of tread, the bike still rides ok, only a slight vibration at low speed. I'm trying to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 1,997,259
Posted By deaninkl
One other point, from many people I have heard...

One other point, from many people I have heard that Botswana is a real lovely place, safe, friendly, and run by an un-corupt African government, maybe you should consider it?

Dean
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2010, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 1,997,259
Posted By deaninkl
Hi Margus and Katrina, my donation will get to...

Hi Margus and Katrina, my donation will get to you via Ash as I have no paypal account. Your blog continues to bring me a lot of good reading. I hope to get to do all of Africa, its ceratinly another...
Forum: Asia 10-19-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 59,278
Posted By deaninkl
Hi Tim, Yes the road is complete, the was...

Hi Tim,

Yes the road is complete, the was one landslide that mean a small 100m detour, but the pemporary raod is good so no problems. Its a great road, I here the new road from Gua Musing to Lake...
Forum: Asia 09-29-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 59,278
Posted By deaninkl
Hi Matt, the only places to stay close to the...

Hi Matt, the only places to stay close to the circut are the 3 or 4 hotels at the airport (KLIA) as Sepang is next to the airport. Dont do that as KL is on fire during GP's and you don't want to miss...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-29-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,125
Posted By deaninkl
I had a CX same colour, my first new bike ever,...

I had a CX same colour, my first new bike ever, was in 1979. Looks like you have great roads there. Love the pictures to.
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