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Forum: Australia 11-18-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,048
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Many years ago had a bit of fun at Phillip Island...

Many years ago had a bit of fun at Phillip Island on a R1150GS up until the knobby on the front gave way coming in to Honda corner. Unfortunately the bike slid on the bitumen just enough to ground a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
Posted By Speedy Stamps
I also have a '04 GSA (best bike I've ever had)...

I also have a '04 GSA (best bike I've ever had) and managed to destroy one of the original large fog lights on one of my off road adventures. I replaced both of them with small LED lights which are...
Forum: Australia 09-29-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By Speedy Stamps
I agree - too bloody easy, and the bigger the...

I agree - too bloody easy, and the bigger the bike the easier it is to do!
http://i1127.photobucket.com/albums/l640/SpeedyStamps/IMG_2302-1.jpg
Forum: Australia 08-04-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,381
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Im currently running a Mitas E10 on the front...

Im currently running a Mitas E10 on the front and a E-07 on the rear of my R1150GSA and am very happy with both of them. I like exploring, and if I see a dirt road I take it - just to see where it...
Forum: Australia 07-03-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By Speedy Stamps
My first icicle ride was 30 years ago. Back then...

My first icicle ride was 30 years ago. Back then it was for real - snow up to the pots of the boxer and an all night long ride. "Take the challenge" of a 6pm to midnight run on the bitumen? Your...
Forum: Australia 10-03-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By Speedy Stamps
The area around Benambra has everything for...

The area around Benambra has everything for adventure riders - some very nice twisty bitumen roads to blast off the dust, tracks in to the bush to go exploring and plenty of things to search out and...
Forum: Australia 08-20-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,150
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Sorry but Spandau was in the British section of...

Sorry but Spandau was in the British section of West Berlin. I was lucky enough to be taken on a guided tour of the Spandau BMW motorcycle assembly line in the mid 80's after riding through communist...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By Speedy Stamps
I fitted a set of HyperPro about 15,000km ago to...

I fitted a set of HyperPro about 15,000km ago to my '04 GSA and they made a world of difference. I can't help myself in that if I see a dirt road I have to take it - no matter where it goes. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,823
Posted By Speedy Stamps
I'm the same height and the same weight as you...

I'm the same height and the same weight as you and have exactly the same bike - and there is no issue whatsoever. Yes they are big and yes they are heavy, and as for off road just stick a knobby on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,581
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Well, I bet this will open a can of worms.... In...

Well, I bet this will open a can of worms.... In my opinion (for what it's worth), GS's underwent a sex change with the introduction of the 1200's, and all those farkles just make an effeminate...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,362
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Well Mr. Smith, I know that you are in Texas, but...

Well Mr. Smith, I know that you are in Texas, but here in Oz we usually just camp our GS's by a billabong under the shade of a coolibah tree, and sing and watch and wait till our billy boils, singing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,528
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Well NoVa Rider, that's a classic example of...

Well NoVa Rider, that's a classic example of necessity being the mother of invention!
I have though found PivotPegz to be well worth it - a huge improvement over the stock items.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,936
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Even though I'm starting to get a bit too old for...

Even though I'm starting to get a bit too old for it, I still love off road riding. Not only is it fun, it gives a GS heaps of street cred! Parking a dual sport bike covered from head to toe in mud...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,798
Posted By Speedy Stamps
I remember that mine was pretty much the same...

I remember that mine was pretty much the same when I installed the upgrade, and I haven't had any problems since! Once it's up and running it should all work out fine - and get rid of the rattle...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 06:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,285
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Not sure of the price difference of using the HP...

Not sure of the price difference of using the HP preload adjuster, but it cost A$100- to have the changeover fitting of the original done. As they do pretty much the same thing it seemed cheap to me!...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,285
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Yes it was. I ordered the shocks and when they...

Yes it was. I ordered the shocks and when they arrived in Aust. about six weeks later the local distributor called me. Luckily I was just heading off on a non bike trip so I posted the original rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,285
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Hi - I've had a set of Hyperpro's on for about...

Hi - I've had a set of Hyperpro's on for about six months and didn't go for the separate reservoir. I also have the original preload adjuster and it works fine. I only have my wife on the back every...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By Speedy Stamps
It looks like it could be the lower gearbox oil...

It looks like it could be the lower gearbox oil seal (if it's about 10x18mm that is). Have a good look at a parts fische and you will find it - they are available online.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 560
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Interesting! I ride with the top case on all of...

Interesting! I ride with the top case on all of the time, and only use the panniers when traveling. I'd never considered swapping them about, but it is a good idea for when you need just that little...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,211
Posted By Speedy Stamps
I'm pretty happy with the K76's. Not as good in...

I'm pretty happy with the K76's. Not as good in the mud as the TKC80, but a hell of a lot quieter on the road! They seem to be wearing well, and we're very easy to fit - popped them both on rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 489,784
Posted By Speedy Stamps
All these photos of mountains, rivers, lakes,...

All these photos of mountains, rivers, lakes, twisty roads - you guys' have it all! All we have is bulldust.... :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,211
Posted By Speedy Stamps
TKC80's on the front and Tourance's on the rear...

TKC80's on the front and Tourance's on the rear are a popular set up in Australia. I ran them for a while with no problems whatsoever, but now run Heidenau K76s front and rear as the TKC's can wear...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,524
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Wicked Lots of us, but we tend to keep quiet about it as...

Lots of us, but we tend to keep quiet about it as you just don't want the secret to get out do you?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 815
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Hi dober - pretty easy job. Bike on centre stand,...

Hi dober - pretty easy job. Bike on centre stand, remove the tank, loosen both top nut and bottom bolt, remove the bottom bolt then the top nut and gently manoeuvre the shock forward and to the side...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,248
Posted By Speedy Stamps
The tank tube is the cross over tube (only on the...

The tank tube is the cross over tube (only on the Adventure model), and the "hole" is the timing window. The rubber bung is very easy to push in to the hole when replacing, so a bit of tape covers it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2011, 10:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,993
Posted By Speedy Stamps
R1150GSA - Good choice, and you won't be...

R1150GSA - Good choice, and you won't be disappointed. Don't worry too much about not having a manual, as you can find out everything you need to know here!
To adjust the windscreen loosen the rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2011, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 536
Posted By Speedy Stamps
If you can remove the light, carefully lever the...

If you can remove the light, carefully lever the top section away from the bottom with a small flat blade screwdriver. The cover section is held on with a reasonably strong glue. When apart you can...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,169
Posted By Speedy Stamps
1. Stick Coils - they die quickly. 2. Fuel line...

1. Stick Coils - they die quickly.
2. Fuel line quick connects - they break easily.
3. Accelerator Module - smooths everything right out! (http://www.sol2.be/Performance/ENG/Home/index.html)
Then...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,153
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Sure do! It was a classic fix to an age old...

Sure do! It was a classic fix to an age old problem. See:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713106&highlight=coil+stick :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 52,638
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Vagueout was lucky to pay only A$400- for the...

Vagueout was lucky to pay only A$400- for the pair - I paid nearly A$500-! It was interesting to see though that the BM parts listing had three different part numbers for the coils, two of which were...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,575
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Well, I love my 04 GSA. If you enjoy tinkering...

Well, I love my 04 GSA. If you enjoy tinkering with bikes and don't mind the weight they are a great ride. All of my riding mates have 1200's, but they just don't do it for me. I'm sure you will be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,898
Posted By Speedy Stamps
A lot of people seem to moan about servo brakes,...

A lot of people seem to moan about servo brakes, so much that it makes me wonder if they have ever owned a bike with them. I've never had an issue with the servo brakes on my bike, and like most...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Have a look at the following - it answers all of...

Have a look at the following - it answers all of your questions!
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66303
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2011, 03:30 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,778
Posted By Speedy Stamps
In the mid 1980's I spent a year travelling...

In the mid 1980's I spent a year travelling through Europe on a K100RS. Whilst in Berlin, I was lucky enough to join a tour of the (closed to the public) Spandau factory with a group of trainee...
Forum: Australia 04-26-2011, 12:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Have you thought of using an iPad? I run a small...

Have you thought of using an iPad? I run a small business and use one with Dropbox and 1Password. I have the same set up on an iPhone but the iPad is so much easier to use. If you have an iPhone 4...
Forum: Australia 03-03-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,852
Posted By Speedy Stamps
I don't drink at rally's much anymore, so...

I don't drink at rally's much anymore, so remember the vote well. Wasn't it for Cape Kimberley? :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,015
Posted By Speedy Stamps
There is an alternative out of China, called the...

There is an alternative out of China, called the "Diagnostic Scanner for BMW Motorcycle" which is made by the beautifully named "Shenzhen Golden Trading Technology Co., Ltd." - but who knows what the...
Forum: Australia 12-06-2010, 11:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,224
Posted By Speedy Stamps
From memory I paid $100 for my Trailmaster back...

From memory I paid $100 for my Trailmaster back in 1978 - when I was earning $80 a week! It was really trick back then - lasted for many many years, and I think it's still around somewhere. It makes...
Forum: Australia 12-02-2010, 09:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 13,605
Posted By Speedy Stamps
Unfortunately earlier this year I bought a number...

Unfortunately earlier this year I bought a number of items from Motoin.de. Goods ordered on 1 September, money taken from my credit card account on 12 September, goods not shipped until 5 November,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 627
Posted By Speedy Stamps
I have an '04 1150GSA and have the 35 watt dual...

I have an '04 1150GSA and have the 35 watt dual kit. The high beam is great for spotting roos in the distance - not that you have to worry about them, unless of course you regularly ride past the San...
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