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Forum: The Garage 11-21-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 236,563
Posted By WarthogARJ
Cold weather testing idea

I'm about 10% of the way thru this.

Have you tried putting the batteries into a freezer and then testing?
And putting in a cooler outside when you do the warmup tests etc.
Along with enough...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 236,563
Posted By WarthogARJ
How measured in Post 44

Hi Cy,
I'm reading (digging???) thru this saga of yours.
Feel a bit like a miner unearthing gems of information.

How did you measure each case in Post 44?
I'm assuming you used a power resistor...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-28-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,117
Posted By WarthogARJ
Bluhduh 62 vs 78

Hi guys,
I just saw these posts from a few years ago.

I have a worn-out 60 and have JUST replaced it with the 62st, but I now find it doesn't have the 4-pin power connector....arghhhh...
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By WarthogARJ
HP2 Enduro Front End Clunking Noise

Howzit Guys,
Has anyone noticed any noise (a clunking) from their front end?
When it goes over a small bump.
I have.
I've done about 30,000 on mine, under fairly harsh conditions at times, so I'm...
Forum: EMEA 01-17-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,471
Posted By WarthogARJ
Documents

Hi,
I rode from Netherlands to South Africa in June-September 2010 down East side.
Eastern Europe-Turkey-Syria-Jordan- Egypt-Sudan-Uganda (I rode south from Khartoum to...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-01-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By WarthogARJ
Well maybe my friend misunderstood what the UK AA...

Well maybe my friend misunderstood what the UK AA told him.
Or else whoever told him was wrong.
He tells me that it is EIGHT times the value!!!!
Does seem excessively high.

I have asked the UK...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-28-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,369
Posted By WarthogARJ
Carnet for Egypt for UK Vehicle

Hi guls and gals,
A friend of mine has a UK registered 4x4 with value GBP 9k I believe. Wants to go thru Egypt. Has been told that the carnet will require a deposit of 8 times the value of the...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 02-25-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,428
Posted By WarthogARJ
These guys used it on an East coast North to...

These guys used it on an East coast North to South ride then into RSA via Namibia.
http://www.trapper.nl/capetocape/
It worked until Namibia (can see the map detail from the SPOT tracking).
I...
Forum: EMEA 01-28-2010, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,598
Posted By WarthogARJ
Den Haag Motorbike Hire

Hi,
The closest to you is about 3 km up the road on the outskirts of The Hague.
http://www.motorhoutrust.nl/formulieren.php

They have a few BMW's to rent.
Ask them for the name of the transit...
Forum: EMEA 01-14-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By WarthogARJ
I hired a GS1200 from Motoberlin in CapeTown...

I hired a GS1200 from Motoberlin in CapeTown (Joburg too).
(very) good service, good bike, no hassles.
www.motoberlin.com

If you look for others I suggest you try in your (google) search to weed...
Forum: EMEA 12-18-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 606
Posted By WarthogARJ
Sudan Road Conditons Wadi Halfa south

Hi there,
I'm planning a trip early 2010 from Cairo to Joburg on a motorbike.
Does anyone have an idea of road conditions and best route from Wadi Halfa South towards Khartoum?
I'm planning on...
Forum: Trip Planning 12-16-2009, 04:02 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,087
Posted By WarthogARJ
South Africa ROXs

Good thread.

What about South Africa?
The weather is GREAT now.
English is spoken (well, some say better than where you live...heee heee hee).
Pretty cheap.
Can rent bikes.
Lots to see.
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-10-2009, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,706
Posted By WarthogARJ
Hey Rassie, You're in SA, right? Well,...

Hey Rassie,
You're in SA, right?
Well, getting an Algeria and Nigeria visa are no problem there. The Algeria embassy is in Pretoria. Friendly people. I used to work there and sometimes they gave my...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-09-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,706
Posted By WarthogARJ
Visa info

The HUBB if you haven't joined it yet is:
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/
You want the HUBB, as well as the info on it.

And this URL is from a recent thread on it about visas....
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-09-2009, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,426
Posted By WarthogARJ
More to do in Uganda

Hey Sideoff,
There's also a great place nearby Jinga (Uganda) on the Nile.
I dunno if you are into rafting or kayaking, but there's a few places there.
Jinga is between 45 minutes to 2 hours from...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-09-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,706
Posted By WarthogARJ
borders and other info

Hi there,
I'm also looking at a trip like this, but starting from North.
First, if I were you I would get onto the HUBB and check the planning sections.
Guys have posted times and some info on...
Forum: EMEA 11-26-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,121
Posted By WarthogARJ
North Africa

I think your idea is great.
Maybe a few issues to work on like Israel/Lebanon and Morocco/Algeria border.
But I bet there's ways to make a plan.

I have never looked at this, but after 5 minutes...
Forum: Vendors 11-24-2009, 06:17 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 77,721
Posted By WarthogARJ
Fuel Pump

Guys,
I'm looking for a place to buy a Facet Fuel Pump but NOT the common types.
I'm struggling.
Can be in Europe or North America.
I want Positive Shutoff as well as a Check Valve.
And more...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Oz and Kiwi Land 11-24-2009, 05:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By WarthogARJ
EPIRB outside Oz

I have a SPOT but haven't used it much yet except testing.
I thought of it as a sort of "poor man's EPIRB".
I liked the other features of the SPOT: checkin, tracking etc.

I can understand that...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2009, 01:28 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,527
Posted By WarthogARJ
HiD options

I put in an HiD as well into my HP2, but just the hulb.
I kept the housing and everything else.
I added the ballast, relay and wiring direct to battery in parallel.
And I still have the high...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2009, 03:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,586
Posted By WarthogARJ
Converting to HiD

I converted/added some of my lights to HiD.
The main light and an auxillary light.

I got the headlight conversion kit as part of the pkg when I bought the bike and bought the conversion for the...
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,289
Posted By WarthogARJ
Paddock Stand

In reply to Legion's post about seeing the removable centre stand, it's called a Paddock Stand.
And it's quite pricey (USD560) and also quite bulky.
You wouldn't carry it with you.
See details on:...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,283
Posted By WarthogARJ
To help you troubleshoot this and other...

To help you troubleshoot this and other electrically related faults, you should look at getting a GS-911. I bought one a little while ago and is a really useful piece of kit.
Plugs into the BMW...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2009, 03:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,753
Posted By WarthogARJ
Interesting replies by all. I would look at...

Interesting replies by all.

I would look at it another way.
If money is not a big issue then why settle for ONE tent?
Get a couple tents that match what you will do.
It's like the old argument...
Forum: Face plant 05-18-2009, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,384
Posted By WarthogARJ
I misread the title....I thought you said you had...

I misread the title....I thought you said you had conjugal relations with your bike.....
I mean the Ozies and Kiwis are bad enough with sheep and whatnot (maybe that's what happens with their rugby,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 02:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By WarthogARJ
Thanks. It's not my bike but one for sale: as...

Thanks.
It's not my bike but one for sale: as is.
The engine main bearings have apparently gone.
Is in South Africa so is not so likely to be fording deep water.
Perhaps dust could be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By WarthogARJ
You could always call Touratech in Germany for...

You could always call Touratech in Germany for help too.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By WarthogARJ
HP2 Failed Bearings

L&G,
Has anyone come across issues with the main bearings on the HP2 failing prematurely? Like around 20k km? It happened to one and maybe more bikes and the theory was it might be due to dirt...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-16-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 103,718
Posted By WarthogARJ
F800 GS Tank

Guys,
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"><meta name="ProgId" content="Word.Document"><meta name="Generator" content="Microsoft Word 12"><meta name="Originator"...
Forum: Australia 04-29-2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,492
Posted By WarthogARJ
great idea: count me in for 10 please when and...

great idea: count me in for 10 please
when and how does the money get done?
Forum: Trip Planning 04-24-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 31,869
Posted By WarthogARJ
You're kidding, right? I was about to post that...

You're kidding, right?
I was about to post that it does seem that this idiosyncracy of some people wanting to carry a gun on a motorbike (adventure) trip does seem to be confined to the USA. Look at...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-23-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 839
Posted By WarthogARJ
Buy Bike in Europe for AfrikaTrip

Guys and Gals,
I'm planning a transafrika trip from Urope to SAfrika. Rather than buy a Dutch registered bike and ride down (and perhaps end up leaving it in RSA and then have to re-register) I was...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2009, 07:24 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 31,869
Posted By WarthogARJ
Laugh Horns of Dilemma

Look at Lois Pryce riding thru Africa as well as thru the Americas: little English girl. She got thru fine by being polite and using her head.

Sell the gun and then you won't have to stay in a...
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