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Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2003, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,261
Posted By ZenMaster
Great news BigD, I hope on your behalf that you...

Great news BigD, I hope on your behalf that you can wangle an invite to the launch.

Traveltoad, maybe BigDom knows if they'll visit Owl house, but the gravel road there and back makes for a scenic...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2003, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 767
Posted By ZenMaster
Same thing here with me. Phoned dealer for price...

Same thing here with me. Phoned dealer for price on rear brake pads (EBC), to which they told me I can only get genuine BMW pads for rear because I have the ABS model - thus by assumption, they did...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2003, 04:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,810
Posted By ZenMaster
Not impossible that BMW will launch both the new...

Not impossible that BMW will launch both the new GS and K-bike together, but highly unlikely in my view. South Africa would be a great place to launch the new GS as well as the K (Mercedes Benz's...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2003, 03:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,781
Posted By ZenMaster
In South Africa we can also choose between ABS...

In South Africa we can also choose between ABS and non-ABS models for I think all R-series bikes and both GS and GS Adventure. The ABS bikes comes standard with heated grips.

I am biased, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2003, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,363
Posted By ZenMaster
Just to add to the controversy, my preferred BMW...

Just to add to the controversy, my preferred BMW dealer only use Shell Oils and do not even stock BMW oils. They have some Castrol gear and fork oil, but that's it. Seems that for our African...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2003, 02:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 19,677
Posted By ZenMaster
Looks great. Two questions: 1) Where did you...

Looks great. Two questions:

1) Where did you buy it from;
2) Was it necessary to remove the beak or did it just make the job easier?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2003, 02:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By ZenMaster
I'd go for the Savannah kit if you get it at a...

I'd go for the Savannah kit if you get it at a good price. The new Savannah jackets are more comfortable around the neck and has more vents. Don't think the pants changed much / at all.

I have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2003, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By ZenMaster
What config.space said. TOHC, does not sound...

What config.space said. TOHC, does not sound right to me. My ABS fitted GS has never failed me like that, wet or dry, street or gravel. You should have it checked out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2003, 06:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,410
Posted By ZenMaster
Always a tough choice

Tough break CB, the guy is a real puts, but what can you do. The way I see it,

a) You can ride like hell and get away (hopefulle no coppers and you're not too far from your destination;

b)...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2003, 11:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,498
Posted By ZenMaster
Harpeaux, thanks for this thread which I believe...

Harpeaux, thanks for this thread which I believe will go a long way to restore the equilibrium between positive and negative experiences. At the end of the day we still love our bikes and would not...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2003, 03:29 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,678
Posted By ZenMaster
Eh? Unlucky

I have just read through this long and strenous thread. My conclusion? I feel really sorry for all you guys (Touch wood!) who have had such pervasive problems and unhappyness with your BMW's as well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2003, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,756
Posted By ZenMaster
Don't dispair,

Gofast,

Give your bike a chance to prove itself before you submit to all the negative publicity. My view is as follows and are echoed by many: Sure, the bike has many quirks (some call it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2003, 05:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,448
Posted By ZenMaster
Re: Along those same lines...

Hi VDRZANE,

If I were you I would not worry too much about the 6,000 mile valve adjustment per se, but would check with the dealer if there could be any warranty issues (assuming your bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2003, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,081
Posted By ZenMaster
Trailwings in the wet?

Maybe we ride different kinds of wet, but the only tyre worse than a Trailwing is the Michelin T66. Trailwings doesn't like the paintmarkings on the road either. I love the Bridgestones fitted on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2003, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,353
Posted By ZenMaster
You can enter as a guest without registering...

You can enter as a guest without registering first.

:):
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2003, 01:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By ZenMaster
Search this site

If you are unsure about anything, first do a search on this site. You are very likely to find the answers you need.

So, in future, search first. For now, go to http://www.stopthebuffeting.com
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-18-2003, 11:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By ZenMaster
Howzit Hammerit, Yes, you did mention that...

Howzit Hammerit,

Yes, you did mention that you can't fucking wait. Man do I envy you, I'm only going out there on the 11 December and staying for 4 nights. Wifes coming with and we'll be...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2003, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,072
Posted By ZenMaster
Do a search on this forum for Tobinator, or go to...

Do a search on this forum for Tobinator, or go to www.stopthebuffeting.com

:):
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2003, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By ZenMaster
Agreed. But BMW is by far not the worst. I...

Agreed. But BMW is by far not the worst. I recently tried to find service manual and parts info for my Audi - don't bargain on getting much or anything from them...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2003, 04:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By ZenMaster
Howzit BigDom, Care to post some pics on...

Howzit BigDom,

Care to post some pics on what it looks like? How many millimeters is the pipe you used?

Ta
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2003, 03:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By ZenMaster
Thanks for replies. There are very little or no...

Thanks for replies. There are very little or no Guzzis in SA, so when someone sent this email to the motorrad webmaster, neither he nor many of us here knew it was a Guzzi outright.

Ta:):
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2003, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By ZenMaster
Cats out the bag

Just had a peek at the motorrad website. Cats out the bag - the consensus is on the Guzzi. Thanks for reply anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2003, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By ZenMaster
Question New BMW R12SP?

On the SA motorrad website there is a picture of a supposedly new BMW R12SP bike? They are looking for info on this bike. Anyone on this forum know anything about it.

In my mind, i'm not 100% sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2003, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By ZenMaster
Sorry, it does not sound familiar, but: It seems...

Sorry, it does not sound familiar, but: It seems odd. Assuming you the R1100GS you are riding has two individual lamps for low and high like the R1150GS, both the low and high beam use the same H1...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2003, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,784
Posted By ZenMaster
One more thing, the 20W50 rating relates to the...

One more thing, the 20W50 rating relates to the viscosity of the oil and its always best to go for a multigrade oil (20W50) as opposed to a monograde (SAE 30) for instance.

In colder countries, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2003, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,784
Posted By ZenMaster
Agreed as to most views here on method of...

Agreed as to most views here on method of measuring oil level, that some boxers use quite a bit of oil initialy etc.

However, on what the mechanic told VDRZANE: "... that I wanted to use 20W-50 of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2003, 05:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By ZenMaster
Indeed. It is the stuff of legends. At this...

Indeed. It is the stuff of legends. At this point, 7 BMW's in top 10 of which 5 is GS's.

But really, although something in me admire those guys, it has to be said that they are all fucking crazy....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2003, 02:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By ZenMaster
...and the plot thickens! Howzit BigDom....

...and the plot thickens!

Howzit BigDom. Take it you had a pair of the Anakees fitted to your GS. Let us know how what your impressions are. My Rear Bridgestone is fairly tired and I was looking...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2003, 02:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,443
Posted By ZenMaster
Hi Eric, welcome to the asylum! Enjoy your...

Hi Eric, welcome to the asylum!

Enjoy your new ride :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2003, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By ZenMaster
Did the change not maybe come in with BMW moving...

Did the change not maybe come in with BMW moving from 'Brembo' to 'BMW'? I asked our dealer about the change a while ago and his comment was a diplomatic: "The new discs have a bigger diameter...but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2003, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,053
Posted By ZenMaster
Howzit Barry, Personally I think it is a...

Howzit Barry,

Personally I think it is a great buy, assuming it is mechanically fine. I'm jealous, what more can I say?

Can we celebrate yet on your behalf? :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2003, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By ZenMaster
Two things I noticed regarding these...

Two things I noticed regarding these boxer-beemers;

1. If you twist the throttle at standstill, the bike will pull to the right. This was more noticeable on the R1100S than on my R1150GS.

2. In...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2003, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 996
Posted By ZenMaster
Not sure about The R1100GS, but the R1150GS use...

Not sure about The R1100GS, but the R1150GS use the H1 lamps for both low and high beam. Slightly tricky, but not too difficult to remove these. RTFM and have a flashlight handy.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2003, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By ZenMaster
FWIW, which may not be much, but here goes. ...

FWIW, which may not be much, but here goes.

SA motorcycle sales stats. Must surely pale in comparison to Europe and US, but in terms of sales mix, may not be too different from elsewhere as all...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2003, 03:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By ZenMaster
Buy a tube of Autosol metal polish from BMW...

Buy a tube of Autosol metal polish from BMW dealer - best for polishing silencer and header pipes.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2003, 12:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,674
Posted By ZenMaster
Surly, Think you can post an...

Surly,

Think you can post an extract/summation of the results on this forum for the few of us who do not have access to Sport Rider?

Ta:):
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2003, 08:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,330
Posted By ZenMaster
GUMPTION

Ditto what Sherpa said. The word is gumption. If you feel even slightly irrate, take a walk, dirnk a beer, smoke a cigarette... Then go sit down patiently and enjoy. It is off course a great...
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2003, 03:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,300
Posted By ZenMaster
The bottom line,

It ultimately comes down to your riding style. If you own a fast sportbike, you are likely to speed a lot but for short periods of time. I suspect most of the subscribers to this forum might enjoy a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2003, 11:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By ZenMaster
Big Dom, Sorry they pissed you off. I too...

Big Dom,

Sorry they pissed you off. I too gave thought to the idea that Jan would probably not have to pay a dime for any repairs should things turn for the worst.

Browsed your links and like...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2003, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,759
Posted By ZenMaster
Well Big Dom, There you have it! But...

Well Big Dom,

There you have it!

But seriously, these pictures are legitimate, but they do not state what happened when he put the front wheel down. Can't see that anything different should...
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