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Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By vikingolly

yes, I might. I used to have an F800GS and now have a 2008 GSA (and a later one). Send me the full list and a pic.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,676
Posted By vikingolly
Car Tire fitted to a GSAW 2014 or newer?

Has anyone fitted a car tire on the rear wheel of the newer GS Adventure for long distance mileage? If so, can you tell me if
a) its on the original rim
b) what tire make, model and size?
c) did...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 283,920
Posted By vikingolly
Note difference between pre Water cooled and later

The rack from the earlier GSA will NOT fit the GSAW. But the rack from the GSAW will fit both the regular and adventure versions. I have one of each (and a spare GSA rack brand new if anyone is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 283,920
Posted By vikingolly
Save Gas, SUPER Slim Panniers Needed

I have been amazed at how much extra gas I use when my standard BMW panniers are attached to the bike. I think there is a potential market for riders who want to carry a small amount of gear safely...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By vikingolly

PS Aeroflow make some great screens now for this bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,079
Posted By vikingolly
GSAW - the best yet

I love this bike. My 2014 model has done 19,000 miles so far, often at a fair clip. But off road, I have left some 800cc Triumphs in the dust or mud. I also think it looks fantastic, especially after...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,276
Posted By vikingolly
Australian Seat Builder

If you are in Oz, then Mick in Goulburn used to build furniture, but he has made so much from BMW bike seat re-builds that that is the whole business today. Even bought my seat with me to the USA. -...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,711
Posted By vikingolly

Many of the Iron Butt Riders do exercises, like the ones you get on a small card when flying somewhere serious, like Australia to Dallas. Toe circles one foot at a time, heel lifts etc.

Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,252
Posted By vikingolly
Real Miles

R80RT 283,000 miles, no issues beyond maintenance. The new guy loves it.
R1200 GSAW 2014 19,000 miles cool so far
R1200 GSAW 2014 - owned by a friend - 51,000 miles (sic) and all good!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 10:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,660
Posted By vikingolly
Laugh Stuck Locks

The clamps each have two metal pins about 2 inches long in them. The metal is piss-poor like putty, so if you happen to bend them (e.g. by dropping you bike in a carpark at zero miles per hour and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By vikingolly
thank you

Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 790
Posted By vikingolly
Powelet Plugs - lots of WARNINGS

First, the adapters are available from many places in pairs and singles. Eg from Amazon or Touratech. Second they are 5 amps only, so they will NOT power an air compressor - I found out the hard way...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By vikingolly
Supplier of GSW Fitting Hard Panniers?

JimVanBAden - your inline reply was particularly useful.
1. The estimate of a saving of 5mpg accords with my guess and for endurance competitions is VERY useful. BMW list the mileage as 52m/g for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,144
Posted By vikingolly
GSAW Shelf

I built a shelf. It is fixed wtih two long RAM mounts to the bar that holds the Nav 5, and sits above the top of the Nav 5. I have a bunch of stuff sitting on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By vikingolly
GSAW Toolboxes? Skinny Pannier Options

I have decided to ditch my BMW alloy Panniers for longer rides, in particular competitive rallies. The concept is to both reduce weight, complexity and more importantly windage, thus improving fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,650
Posted By vikingolly

I Like my risers. I once rode 12 miles no hands.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,151
Posted By vikingolly
J&M to BT

I have tried Autocomm and J&M each with their benefits. My current set up for the IBR is a Navigator 5 from BMW, with a SENA 10 and SR10 Hub, linking my Samsung S5, Valentine V1, Nav 5 GPS carrying...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,008
Posted By vikingolly
Laugh Aerostich

I use the aerostich one. I like it because it fits perfectly, is three quarters size and has its own pocket to pack it in, very small.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,760
Posted By vikingolly
Question On the Water Cooled GSA?

I have all the panels off my water cooled GSA, (having previously removed the tank from my 2007 GSA) I thought this would be easy. But its different. CAn someone who knows this well, please give me...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 06-05-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,136
Posted By vikingolly
Loader Loading

I have this problem today in Australia. I called Garmin. Their answering service is in the Phillipines. They emailed me a piece of software to upgrade my unit. It would still not recognise the USB...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By vikingolly
RAM Mount Parts

Go to and use the Wizard for Radar Detectors for all options. I would use

RAM-B-231ZU or RAM-B-3091U for the handlebar mount
RAM-B-103U-C for the long black arm
RAP-300-1U for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By vikingolly
Radar Box

Go here for the Radar Box. You will need it for the waterproofness. The photos on this site show the RAM Mount options as well. Scroll down
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,089
Posted By vikingolly
AutoCom to J&M Audio - use the Cubby Box

I have gone away from Autocom to J&M Radio, and use one of their handlebar mounted CB+ systems. Great. All my electronics are driven through a FUZEBLOCK which is mounted in the cubby hole on the top...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By vikingolly
V1 via RAM Mount

I have fitted mine to a 2014 GSW Adventure using a ram mount on the right bar, and a "legal speeding" waterproof box on top of it. The RAM mount has a long arm and the box sits out right, above the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By vikingolly
Replaced Anakee's with Metzler ME880's

Yep me. I have a 2014 R1200GSW Adventure and I am into long-distance riding. I wore out the Anakee's in 3,400 miles (rear). They are very sticky and ultra reliable, even with my boots scraping on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,602
Posted By vikingolly
GSW Adventure

Like cheese and chalk for the Adventure model. Completely different in many ways. Start with suspension and Cruise Control, plus the water cooled motor.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,988
Posted By vikingolly
New GS Adventure 2014 - The Magician's Seat

I've done 3000 miles on mine. It probably the best BMW I have owned, but time will tell.
1. The range of the bike will increase markedly as you run it in.
2. The gauge is fairly useless to tell...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,275
Posted By vikingolly
J&M Audio

More range than blue tooth.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 28,698
Posted By vikingolly
"Life Time Warranties" - REALLY?

Does anyone seriously believe in a "Life Time Warranty" for any product? If you do, you live in fantasy land. Its for marketing only. After that, Gerbings have always done the right thing by me.
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,744
Posted By vikingolly
Clearwater Erica's

I have used both Krista's and Erica's plus some other lights from ADVMonster and Denali. The Denali's are too weak. The ADVMonster's are great value for money, but they don't work with the new BMW...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By vikingolly
How Do I drive an iPad thru a Tank Bag Plastic Cover?

I like to keep my mini-iPad inside my tank bag, under the plastic cover. I have stitched metal thread into my glove which works fine directly onto the iPad. But how do I make it work through the...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By vikingolly
Best Tire Hand-pump?

Which is the best tire hand pump? It needs to be compact and work, at a fair price. (I'm sure this thread is somewhere else but cannot find it). Or Foot Pump?
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 21,757
Posted By vikingolly
Loving KLIM

I love my Badlander. The finish is superb, and the waterproofness is first class. The armour is genuinely the best on the market. (and I've tried it out in the real world along a wooden bridge deck)....
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,829
Posted By vikingolly
BMW Suits

In general, I like the fit and features of the BMW suits. But I have never found one that is waterproof like the Aerostich or KLIM suits which are way better and cheaper. I HAVE used a BMW shell...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,951
Posted By vikingolly
Best Hand Pump?

What is the Best HAND pump?
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By vikingolly
C3 Pro

I have bought a LOT of helmets over the years, including the BMW versions 4,5,6 which are made by Shuberth. The C3 Pro is outstanding, by FAR the best helmet I have ever owned. I WILL by another for...
Forum: The Garage 06-01-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,947
Posted By vikingolly
You need

In large quantities
And if you cannot afford that, then Snap-On tools in larger quantities - starting with their digital toque wrench. One tool at a time works.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,966
Posted By vikingolly
F800gs - r1200gsw - r1200gsa

Many years ago, I had a R80. It was a great bike, perfectly balanced and easy to move around. with one other, I rode it 235,000km without a hitch. Loved it. Then more recently after a few years...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-04-2014, 02:52 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 18,688
Posted By vikingolly
Laverda JOTA

always wanted one. Know where there is one in a barn, not used for 15 years. It has my cheque taped to it, for when the owner wants to sell!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-04-2014, 02:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,115
Posted By vikingolly
Thumb Coldest in the USA

and comfortable was 22 degrees F. With a Gerbings heated jacket and gloves. Strangely riding from ALB to Santa Fe in January 2014. Bliss.
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