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Forum: Australia 06-19-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,951
Posted By wortho
I've read that you can use an Iridium phone to...

I've read that you can use an Iridium phone to contact Emergency services in Australia without a SIM installed by dialling 112.
I have a 9505a but have not been game to try it. Can anyone confirm...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By wortho
I ended up with the 2" Rox and very happy with...

I ended up with the 2" Rox and very happy with the result and much happier riding in the more upright position.
Cheers
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-14-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,083
Posted By wortho
More likely that some riders vibrate some don't...

More likely that some riders vibrate some don't :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-27-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,295
Posted By wortho
F700GS Ambulance

Interesting trial in Melbourne where they are using the F700GS to get medics to difficult places.
http://www.gizmag.com/melbourne-motorcycle-paramedic-ambulance/28093/pictures#39
"Instead of an...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-19-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By wortho
Thanks Reaver, that makes it easy!

Thanks Reaver, that makes it easy!
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-18-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 399
Posted By wortho
F700 Brake pads same as F800?

Hi Folks
Went to pick up some rear pads for my F700GS today but the dealer wanted $70 AU :cry
I have searched for after market alternatives but can only seem to find them (locally) for the F650 or...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-17-2013, 02:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,860
Posted By wortho
Which module was it that had a switch that you...

Which module was it that had a switch that you could flick on when the ambient temp went up or down?
I was reading the post a while back but can't find it now.

Also would these be any use in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-24-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By wortho
I notice that when I apply light front brake...

I notice that when I apply light front brake pressure the clacking stops on my 700GS. This leads me to believe that the clacking is coming from the disk rather than the forks as the disk play is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-21-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,003
Posted By wortho
I'm also getting fed up of the rattling front end...

I'm also getting fed up of the rattling front end to the point where I am considering selling it. It just sounds cheap and like something is about to fall off. I've complained to the dealer several...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By wortho
My previous bike did not have self cancelling...

My previous bike did not have self cancelling indicators and I often forgot to turn them off and of course you then run the risk of someone pulling out in front thinking your turning.
I was happy to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-25-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,667
Posted By wortho
Fitted the 2" Rox to the F700GS a couple of weeks...

Fitted the 2" Rox to the F700GS a couple of weeks ago. No issues with cable length on mine and very happy with the new sitting position and much more comfortable on longer runs.
Full description on...
Forum: Australia 09-12-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,771
Posted By wortho
I heard the Roo was ok and was last seen on the...

I heard the Roo was ok and was last seen on the back of a Harley in full Bandido's colours :D
Forum: Face plant 09-11-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,957
Posted By wortho
Did you but it local or from O/S? Much cheaper in...

Did you but it local or from O/S? Much cheaper in the US but I don't think they can ship with the air cylinder via air freight.
Thanks
Forum: Australia 09-11-2013, 03:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,771
Posted By wortho
Kangaroo takes out Rebel biker

http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/western-australia/driver-warning-as-rebels-bikies-cross-wa-border-ahead-of-national-run/story-fnhocxo3-1226715872626
Not something you hear about everyday!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By wortho
https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/handlebar-risers...

https://www.motorradgarage.com.au/handlebar-risers-bmw-f800gs-08-and-f700gs-12-
Trying link again
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By wortho
Thanks for the replies guys. I might try the 30mm...

Thanks for the replies guys. I might try the 30mm SW-Motech ones as they are half the price of the ROX risers over here and look more like the original setup....
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-13-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,157
Posted By wortho
F700GS Risers

Hi Folks
I'm thinking I need some bar risers as I find myself sitting to far forward and when I push back to the most comfy seat position (BMW comfort seat) I have to lean forward to much to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-24-2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,065
Posted By wortho
Are SC projects available in Oz? I'm looking for...

Are SC projects available in Oz? I'm looking for a slip on too and was thinking of one of these that start at around $400 and $20 shipping to Oz....
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-17-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 182,059
Posted By wortho
Any chance you could upload pics to flickr,...

Any chance you could upload pics to flickr, Picasa or similar and just include the link?
Cheers
Mark
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,530
Posted By wortho
Red Baron Chopper with 9-Cyl biplane engine

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1dd_1368384637
Sounds great :ear
The Rotec R3600 is a nine-cylinder radial engine built by Rotec Engineering PTY LTD in Australia. Initially released in 2005, it was...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,667
Posted By wortho
I was wondering the same thing the other day and...

I was wondering the same thing the other day and came across this post.
http://www.twowheelfemales.com/forum/showthread.php?t=8504

So its seems 2" Rox risers will fit without replacing cables.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,114
Posted By wortho
http://www.boosterplug.com/shop/boosterplug-bmw-f7...

http://www.boosterplug.com/shop/boosterplug-bmw-f700gs-231p.html
This was the one I was referring to I think!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,114
Posted By wortho
Didn't someone develp a electronic blackbox to...

Didn't someone develp a electronic blackbox to sort out the snatchy throttle on the F800? I seemed to remember reading about it on here somewhere.
I have stalled mine a couple of times but put it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By wortho
F700 Embarrassing moment

Pulled up at the lights today alongside a fellow BMW driver (car). He was in the middle lane and I was in the outer. He made it clear by inching forward that he was keen to get ahead of the guy on...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-13-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,109
Posted By wortho
Nice bike and good colour choice (I got the...

Nice bike and good colour choice (I got the same). Was the Akrapovich worth the $$? hows the sound and any extra power?
Thanks
Mark
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-04-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,328
Posted By wortho
Just remember the Comfort seat is a little taller...

Just remember the Comfort seat is a little taller than the stock seat. I'm 5'11 with 32' inseam and the 700 with comfort seat is perfect for me.
I bought the 700 as 90% of my riding is on tarmac and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-22-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 781
Posted By wortho
F700GS Conversion

Hmmm..looks pretty good in Yellow and the crash bar look heavy duty too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcG6-59X44c
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,177
Posted By wortho
Thanks for that info. I'll check the third party...

Thanks for that info. I'll check the third party parts warranty issue with the local dealer as I suspect the rules here in Oz may be similar to Europe.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,177
Posted By wortho
Does a slip on exhaust require fuel mapping...

Does a slip on exhaust require fuel mapping change and would it affect warranty?
I was looking at these Italian made GPR exhaust but as my bike is only a few months old I don't want to have warranty...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-20-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,824
Posted By wortho
I rode my 2012 F700GS in 47.5c ambient temp...

I rode my 2012 F700GS in 47.5c ambient temp recently and it went ok so doubt it's a vaporising issue.

Cheers
Mark
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-16-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,565
Posted By wortho
I got to try out the heated grips the other day...

I got to try out the heated grips the other day as the temp went down to 15c overnight :eek1
They were only on the lowest setting though :D
I wish i'd had them years ago when I rode around...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-11-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By wortho
I have a new F700GS and when the fuel light comes...

I have a new F700GS and when the fuel light comes on it does count up as expected. I have not dropped it yet so its still works at this stage :D
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,856
Posted By wortho
Only had the F700 a couple of months now and not...

Only had the F700 a couple of months now and not done any big trips as yet but the Wife is really happy on the back and said its very comfortable compared with the last bike (DR650). Seems to be no...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-06-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,259
Posted By wortho
Just paid AU$270 for the 1000km service on my...

Just paid AU$270 for the 1000km service on my F700GS, AU dollar is about same as US but we usually pay more for everything so you most likely get it done for less in the US. A lot of money anyways...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-14-2013, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,128
Posted By wortho
Congrats. Looks Identical to mine with the...

Congrats. Looks Identical to mine with the exception of the indicators, mine are smaller LED ones. I guess they have to meet local regulations so the US ones are bigger.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-19-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,726
Posted By wortho
Sounds like a great trip you did, what route did...

Sounds like a great trip you did, what route did you take? assume you went across central Oz, Birdsville etc?
Wish I could get my missus to do a big trip like that on the bike, she's a non rider so...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-09-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By wortho
F700 Front end rattle

Hi Folks,

I picked up an F700GS a week ago and have been very happy with it so far. Just one niggly issue is when I hit a bump on the road there is a rattle coming from the front end. The rattle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 34,130
Posted By wortho
Cry Its seems that even the new F700GS are not immune...

Its seems that even the new F700GS are not immune to cracking tanks so they can't have got to the root of the problem yet
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-19-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 49,711
Posted By wortho
I did all the reseach on the Tiger and had made...

I did all the reseach on the Tiger and had made my mind up that that was the bike for me. Everyone said that after a test ride you will buy one. I organised a test ride on the XC and off I went to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-30-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By wortho
If you have GSM coverage the cheap Chinese...

If you have GSM coverage the cheap Chinese trackers work quite well for the money. Just like a mobile phone you send it an SMS and it returns its GPS coords and you open them in Google maps. Loads of...
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