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Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Hamish71
BMW GS Safari Enduro

THis is the terrain I am talking about....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5vJfS8kdLc
Forum: Australia 05-27-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By Hamish71
BMW GS Safari Enduro Video

The latest safari short video is available.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5vJfS8kdLc
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 359
Posted By Hamish71
Aftermarket Wheels - gs/gsa offrad

Lost count of the number of 50cent (look up a picture of Aussie 50 cent piece) wheels I have seen on the lc gs/gsa. What are the aftermarket options for excel or similar rims. Is it woody s or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Hamish71
Exactly......that's why I want to know the better...

Exactly......that's why I want to know the better base!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Hamish71
I noted on the BMW motorrad site today that there...

I noted on the BMW motorrad site today that there is also apparently a difference in chassis:

Castor GS 92,7 mm GSA 99.6 mm
Steering head angle GS 65,5 GSA 64.5
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Hamish71
Im 5'10"....my 800 has about 35mm extra height...

Im 5'10"....my 800 has about 35mm extra height with longer stroke forks, and an 18in rear wheel. Im tippy toes on that.

I know the GSA is higher. I want to know if I fit aftermarket GSA shocks on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Hamish71
I think I was probably doing 50-70km/h and they...

I think I was probably doing 50-70km/h and they were doing something similar
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Hamish71
I need to piss before I run out of fuel, so...

I need to piss before I run out of fuel, so utimate range not a biggy. Happy to carry a toto pax when needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,367
Posted By Hamish71
A GS, or a GSA? My Noob Thread

Hi Guys,

long time participant in the Twins forum, but new to this one.
I have convinced myself I need a grown ups bike, and am trying to understand the differences between the 1200GS, and the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-06-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,302
Posted By Hamish71
I have a MY13 and I have ONCE had a similar...

I have a MY13 and I have ONCE had a similar issue.
On the highway, knew of a stop upo the road, but when I go there it has closed down. 35km to the next fuel and the light was already on. I reckon I...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-09-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 961
Views: 94,160
Posted By Hamish71
Might stop your hair falling out. The Missus is...

Might stop your hair falling out. The Missus is having chemo for breast cancer, and the latest thing is to have your head cooled to 4deg C, to stop your hair falling out.

Being s grunt though...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By Hamish71
You forgotten me already Snowy? I put a...

You forgotten me already Snowy?

I put a complete ktm 48mm (690) front end on mine. Shortened the stroke so as to not bottom out, single disc, fully adjustable, bleedable.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-05-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 94,160
Posted By Hamish71
Don't think I was arguing Snowy, in fact I...

Don't think I was arguing Snowy, in fact I acknowledged that you said it performed well....just asking the question.

Im a big fan of Penrite...I use the 10/10ths Racing Synthetic. Can always...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 961
Views: 94,160
Posted By Hamish71
Is that LiquiMoly the Friction Reducer?.....how...

Is that LiquiMoly the Friction Reducer?.....how does that go in a wet clutch environment? Your report indicates well, but I have read in many places about being careful about which oil you put in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By Hamish71
By the way, If anyone has the older model...

By the way,

If anyone has the older model (48mm) and wants the newer model (45mm)
I have a complete front end brand new:
Forks, triple clamps, controls, handlebar, wheel, tyre, discs,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,031
Posted By Hamish71
I didnt actually follow through with the deal,...

I didnt actually follow through with the deal, because the price drop here in Australia with the 2014 model made it ridiculous, but I had arranged with my dealer to swap bits as part of the trade in....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Hamish71
Pm sent.

Pm sent.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Hamish71
Rad Hub bearing rebuild help

I have a rad hub that had bearing failure 6 months ago.
Punched all the bearings out, cleaned it up, put it on the shelf.
6 months later I cant remember how many bearings go where, where the seal...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,400
Posted By Hamish71
Grip/responsiveness on all surfaces is great....

Grip/responsiveness on all surfaces is great. Wear is......ok.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,550
Posted By Hamish71
Hi, I had a similar problem. Twice. First...

Hi,

I had a similar problem. Twice. First time I used a guru tuner who had not played with BMWs before. He got the bike singing everywhere except at start up and idle...it stalled hunted, payed...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-07-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,287
Posted By Hamish71
Yes. On my second F800GS now....so I did!

Yes.

On my second F800GS now....so I did!
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,479
Posted By Hamish71
Fred....you are a plans man....and I like your...

Fred....you are a plans man....and I like your plan. WHat was I thinking?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-29-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,479
Posted By Hamish71
Love your work Loutre:)

Love your work Loutre:)
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-28-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,479
Posted By Hamish71
What is the Ultimate BMW Motorcycle Fleet?

Cue the cloud vision / Dream music.

So, I was daydreaming of adding a new bike to the fleet at Christmas. I have an F800GS, and I have my eyes on the R1200GSA (WC). Then I started thinking that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,228
Posted By Hamish71
I bent mine on the Safari in 2013. Angle grinder...

I bent mine on the Safari in 2013. Angle grinder and a cut of disc, then a flapper disc, black paint....fixed. Now she cant come even if she wants to:)

You will fall over when you get a quote from...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-15-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,678
Posted By Hamish71
I have a Dec 2012 (MY2013) F800GS with about...

I have a Dec 2012 (MY2013) F800GS with about 24000km on the clock.
Im 120kg loaded up, and 6.2-6.6 on the highway at 100km/hr is normal for me.
Forum: Australia 10-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By Hamish71
Sena Helmet Comms in Brisbane/SEQLD?

Hi Guys, being doing a bit of "road work" lately up and down the east coast. I initially had an ALDI bluetooth communicator. Cheap, cheerful, worked...now broken. I am now sold on the concept so...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-30-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,207
Posted By Hamish71
I agree with all of the above. Another thing...

I agree with all of the above.

Another thing to consider is that the price of these things is now really cheap. At least here in Australia we had a massive price drop about 12 months ago....think...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-24-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,465
Posted By Hamish71
City - Normal Carving - Sport Offroad -...

City - Normal
Carving - Sport
Offroad - Comfort, but jack up the preload slightly.

I too have had my shock gutted and rebuilt using custom/ohlins/racetech parts.
I only did that because I had...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,330
Posted By Hamish71
The flexx bars ARE ATV bars, and whilst they have...

The flexx bars ARE ATV bars, and whilst they have slightly less sweep, they are taller, and when rolled back, give better reach in the sitting position if that is what is required. Look at the 19 deg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By Hamish71
It has to be bloody hot, the beer needs to be...

It has to be bloody hot, the beer needs to be bloody cold, and I need to be bloody thirsty to drink that stuff....(VB) but in those circumstances, it goes alright :)

Your not going to tell me...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,942
Posted By Hamish71
I didnt say they were hard to get. Just not...

I didnt say they were hard to get. Just not something that is common.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,293
Posted By Hamish71
This is my second f800. My 2008, purchased...

This is my second f800.

My 2008, purchased second hand in 2010, had 48000km on it when I traded it on a 2013. My 2013 now has 26000km on it. I commute every day (50km round trip) I get out for a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,942
Posted By Hamish71
:rofl.....like torx bits/sockets....

:rofl.....like torx bits/sockets....
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By Hamish71
I know..i know....but I tell you, like all beers,...

I know..i know....but I tell you, like all beers, the closer you are to the brewery, the better it tastes. And fresh from the tap at a local in Melbourne, this stuff is gold:)
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,942
Posted By Hamish71
opinion noted, and ignored:)

opinion noted, and ignored:)
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,263
Posted By Hamish71
So, after reading all these posts about "how hard...

So, after reading all these posts about "how hard it is", I thought, "maybe I remembered it wrong..."

So, on Sunday afternoon, there was car racing on the TV (V8Supercars) in the shed, which kept...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Hamish71
Pivot Pegz? I have Mk3's on my 2013 (current...

Pivot Pegz? I have Mk3's on my 2013 (current shape). They were on my 2008, and I moved them to this bike. So unless they changed the peg mount (which I sincerely doubt) for the 2014 you are good to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-14-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,942
Posted By Hamish71
Nuff said....Nuff said is appropriate when its...

Nuff said....Nuff said is appropriate when its extremeley obvious....your case is tenuous at best.

Cause those KTMs are sooooper reliable, and
perfect for the daily commute!

I can comment...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-10-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,657
Posted By Hamish71
Ta....apologies for hijack.... We now return...

Ta....apologies for hijack....

We now return you to your normal viewing :)
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