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Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By Perspicacious
? Done it in a Land Rover Defender with 40L...

?

Done it in a Land Rover Defender with 40L of diesel on the roof. Doin' it on a GS: priceless.


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 02:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,311
Posted By Perspicacious
Ortlieb make a number of waterproof options, up...

Ortlieb make a number of waterproof options, up to 90 litres (which is what I have). I can attest to them being waterproof.


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Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,188
Posted By Perspicacious
+1 Badlands pro jacket and pants 100km/h...

+1 Badlands pro jacket and pants

100km/h shoulder and knee first into the road. Slid 50m. Not a scratch.

Klim: you rock.


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Forum: Equipment 03-09-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Perspicacious
Mesh vest, no armour?

After a recent 100km face-first plough into a kangaroo and subsequent unscheduled get-off I am the proud owner of the armour from a Klim Badlands pro jacket. I am no longer the owner of a Klim...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Perspicacious
GSBruce: I was wearing DryRider Nordic gloves. It...

GSBruce: I was wearing DryRider Nordic gloves. It might be late summer here but the nights in our High Country (or, more correctly, what passes for High Country in Australia) are already cool. Gloves...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Perspicacious
I feel kind of disloyal not staying with Klim....

I feel kind of disloyal not staying with Klim. Great kit for the 2 years I used it and did its job at the last. Only going for Dianese because it thought I would try something different, not because...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By Perspicacious
Time for a new one

Picked up my 2013 GSW in June 2013. Last week I ran it into a kangaroo at 100km/h. I t-boned right into it. Slid 50m down the road, got up and walked away. Not a scratch.

Remember hitting skippy...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By Perspicacious
I've never had a problem, including last week...

I've never had a problem, including last week when it was 45C in Southern Australia. I was riding down the Hume Highway at 110km/h, watching the thermometer, sweating and the iPhone 5 worked...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,788
Posted By Perspicacious
Alt Berg. Hand made in Yorkshire. Waterproof....

Alt Berg. Hand made in Yorkshire. Waterproof. Comfortable. Best boots I've ever owned (and I've owned a few). But get the sizing right.

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,419
Posted By Perspicacious
My bike came without the Enduro Pro plug. Had ask...

My bike came without the Enduro Pro plug. Had ask the dealer for it (3 times). If it's not under your seat, ask your dealer.


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Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By Perspicacious
Lucky me: I live in Victoria, Australia. Despite...

Lucky me: I live in Victoria, Australia. Despite being named after a goggled-eyed Queen of England we have some awesome riding; from High Country sphincter-tightening rock-strewn downhills to...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 30,752
Posted By Perspicacious
There can be only one. Alt Berg. If everything...

There can be only one. Alt Berg. If everything was reduced to the singularity of motorcycle boots, Alt Berg would be that singularity.

I've ridden -7C to +45C. Alt Berg.

But pay attention to...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,784
Posted By Perspicacious
Thanks for the replies everybody. Reckon I might...

Thanks for the replies everybody. Reckon I might try a TIG course at the local technical college. If I don't do it "hands on" I'll never sort it out. Plus having the benefit of a crusty old tradesman...
Forum: The Garage 09-30-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,784
Posted By Perspicacious
How do I learn how to weld?

My Dad was a bricklayer and a carpenter; he taught me how to lay bricks and fit together lengths of dressed timber. I'm better than most non-tradesmen at both. I can even shear a sheep (slowly and a...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 979
Posted By Perspicacious
lake Hindmarsh

Lake Hindmarsh in Western Victoria, Australia. 135km2 of flat, grassed nothingness. Not the most interesting place on the planet but (1) suits your purpose and (2) surrounded by some great riding in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,421
Posted By Perspicacious
Altrider stuff for GSW

Does anybody know of any retailers that have Altrider accessories for the R1200GSW in stock? By "in stock" I mean on the shelf, ready to ship.

A couple of weeks ago I ordered a skid plate and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,570
Posted By Perspicacious
EBay

Plenty on eBay. Just make sure you get the correct size.
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2013, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,354
Posted By Perspicacious
Or harden the feck up.

Try January anywhere west of the Great Dividing Range. Hot. Dry. Did I mention it was hot?

Just ride and don't over complicate it.
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By Perspicacious
Baja Designs Squadron v Tesla LEDs

Has anybody every compared the Tesla LEDs (https://www.teslaleds.com/default.aspx) with the Baja Designs Squadrons (http://www.bajadesigns.com/ProductDetail?ItemNumber=490003)?

The Teslas are...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,389
Posted By Perspicacious
50,000 miles

Even if the shop was entirely at fault (and I really have no idea on that front) that does not mean they have to give you a new RD flange for free. You have had 50,000 miles out of the old flange and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,449
Posted By Perspicacious
Fuel pump

Buggered fuel pump. 8 days old. 1,100km. :kboom

New pump being air freighted from Germany. Bike having a rest at the dealer for a week.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By Perspicacious
Michelin Annakee Wild

Michelin Annakee Wild fit the new LC and have a much more off-road orientated treat pattern than the Annakee 3.

Saw some Wilds in the local BMW repair shop the other day: look the business and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Perspicacious
What model Pivot Pegz are those? Which Pegz fit...

What model Pivot Pegz are those? Which Pegz fit the GS WC?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,883
Posted By Perspicacious
LED rocks!

I ride a lot at might on unlit country roads. The LED is the best motorcycle headlight I have used. Period.

Just upgraded from a F800GS. Light on the F800 were average for a motorcycle, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,187
Posted By Perspicacious
If you're lucky, it will wear off in time. ...

If you're lucky, it will wear off in time.

Frankly, I think you're fecked.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2,150
Views: 594,195
Posted By Perspicacious
Any chance you could post some close up photos of...

Any chance you could post some close up photos of the cable ties and rubber beading? Looks like a good and cheap solution but some close up photos will help me get it right when I copy it.
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By Perspicacious
I wear Stunt gloves by Five Motorcycle Gloves. I...

I wear Stunt gloves by Five Motorcycle Gloves. I have done many trips in these gloves and think they're fantastic. They are not waterproof and good in an Australian summer. They appear to provide...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By Perspicacious
I have well and truly spoken with my wallet. SW...

I have well and truly spoken with my wallet. SW Motech farkles are almost as good as Touratech and much cheaper. Powder coated mild steel (SW Motech) and stainless steel (Touratech) crash bars will...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2013, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,681
Posted By Perspicacious
Pissed Touratech international pricing

One of the more irritating things about living in Australia (there are plenty of irritating things but I'll stick to the point) is that Australian retailers always charge more for stuff than it sells...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,683
Posted By Perspicacious
Klim Adrenaline GTX Boots: hands on review

Klim's website bills (http://klim.com/en-us/shop/moto/footwear/3108-000) the Adrenaline boot as a snowmobile and motorcycle boot. There are not many snowmobiles in Australia (although our High...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,958
Posted By Perspicacious
One last point: there is no doubt that BMW can do...

One last point: there is no doubt that BMW can do something about the twitchy throttle. I have a 2009 F800GS and the throttle was unbelievably twitchy when I first got it. At the 10,000km service BMW...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,958
Posted By Perspicacious
No doubt part of the problem is with my...

No doubt part of the problem is with my deficiencies as a rider. Still, an engineered solution is a solution nonetheless.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,958
Posted By Perspicacious
No idea as I've never tried. The power is...

No idea as I've never tried.


The power is fed quite normally (taking into account that you're in low range), but the throttle just ignores sudden sharp movements. You can intentionally jiggle...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,958
Posted By Perspicacious
Looks like I got that wrong then. I've had the...

Looks like I got that wrong then. I've had the thing 3 years and clearly not paid enough attention.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,958
Posted By Perspicacious
Twitchy throttle

EVERYBODY complains about the twitchy throttle on the F800GS.

My Land Rover Defender (2010 2.4L turbo diesel Ford engine (Puma)) features a fly-by-wire electronic accelerator peddle. When you...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,670
Posted By Perspicacious
I have recently bought some Klim Adrenaline boots...

I have recently bought some Klim Adrenaline boots for just this purpose. Still waiting on them to arrive though so can't tell you yet if they'll do the job.

Historically on my long trips I have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-03-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 939
Posted By Perspicacious
Flashing odometer

The odometer on my F800GS is flashing on and off. No warning lights at all. Bike stalled about 6 times yesterday when rolling off throttle and changing down into 1st or 2nd. Bike was then difficult...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2012, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By Perspicacious
Good point about the 4WDers over Easter. Nothing...

Good point about the 4WDers over Easter. Nothing wrong with 4WDs, except if you intercept the bullbar. I did Billy Goat Bluff a couple of years ago in a Defender. Frankly, I reckon this track is at...
Forum: Australia 03-01-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,141
Posted By Perspicacious
Billy Goat Bluff

Has anyone done Billy Goat Bluff Track west of Dargo? I'll 'fess up to chickening out when some bloke on a dirt bike in Dargo told me, "Nah mate. I wouldn't do that." I regret that. Tell me (1) it is...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,910
Posted By Perspicacious
I've been using Andy Strapz panniers on SW Motech...

I've been using Andy Strapz panniers on SW Motech frames for just under 3 years. I've taken them through the desert, the Victorian High Country and through torrential rain. They have never let in...
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