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Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2010, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By mac964
Question ok it looks like I need to keep the mineral oil...

ok it looks like I need to keep the mineral oil ..... only issue ISR the clutch/ brake manufacturer don't carry mineral oil compatible seals ....and the bm ones don't fit

anyone have any ideas of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By mac964
Thanks Jim - If you take a look at the link on my...

Thanks Jim - If you take a look at the link on my first post you will see the unit I've had installed - basically they have altered the hand controls for me. Does that meet the requirements for new...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,345
Posted By mac964
R1200 gs with bespoke clutch - mineral oil or brake fluid ??

Hi all. My new bike has a bespoke brake / clutch master cylinder based on a ISR racing product.

The manufacturers want to use brake fluid in the clutch reservoir as mineral oil affects their seals...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By mac964
Hi there - easy solution - get a Kliktronic...

Hi there - easy solution - get a Kliktronic shifter - has an actuator that shifts the box up or down - with buttons on the bars.

http://www.kliktronic.co.uk/

Have done around 60,000 miles with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By mac964
thanks - battery connections all appear good...

thanks - battery connections all appear good ..... still having the same issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By mac964
1200 - electrics on the blink - no earth

Bike electrics playing up - apparently it is not earthing right

suggestions?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By mac964
bump:evil

bump:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 525
Posted By mac964
help - electrical gremlins 1200

Been having problems getting my 2005 1200 to start

Problem is intermittent: sometimes won't start - turns over but doesn't catch.

Other times it fires perfectly first time and runs great. But...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2009, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,274
Posted By mac964
used one for years for london commuting. comfy...

used one for years for london commuting. comfy and very practical helmet.

but doesn't inspire real confidence in its crash performance - its pretty basic.

the chin is cool and very useful - but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 173,234
Posted By mac964
BMW R1250GS could this replace the R1200GS? - Visordown story

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/bmw-r1250gs-could-this-replace-the-r1200gs/7803.html


:evil
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 838
Posted By mac964
Have used one for about 10 years. Have a...

Have used one for about 10 years.

Have a left leg amputation so this is perfect. Had the same unit all that time and done in excess of 50,000 miles I guess - 30,000 on my current 1200GS.

Once...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2007, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By mac964
bump. anyone??? Bueller?

bump.

anyone??? Bueller?
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By mac964
Question Rukka gloves

looking for some new winter gloves and just saw some on the Rukka site.

Anyone have any feedback on them.

Looking for something warm/ waterproof and not too bulky
...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2007, 11:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 924
Posted By mac964
anyone know mikov knives?

been offered one ..... any good?
:ear :ear

http://www.mikovknives.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2007, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By mac964
Thanks for the response Nope - none of the...

Thanks for the response

Nope - none of the above

thought it might of been the fuel - so I've emptied and filled the tank three times in the last week or so - but its still happening.

Was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By mac964
05 - 18,000 dirty !:wink:

05 - 18,000

dirty !:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2007, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By mac964
1200 gs - rough idle and bad hot start

Hi

London calling....

My GS 12 has started playing up a bit.

From start up the idle can be bit erratic - surging up and down a bit - but normally settles after riding a while. This doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2007, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By mac964
Custom roper style gloves????

weird one for you all..........

anyone know anywhere where I can get some (or one to be precise) custom made gloves.

Have been using the roper style elkskin ropers for a while but have a...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2007, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,095
Posted By mac964
I'm on my 3rd - started using them years back...

I'm on my 3rd - started using them years back when they first came to the uk.

I live in London and use it for my city helmet - the chin bars useful in the rain - but otherwise just think of it as...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2006, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,410
Posted By mac964
Bought a Sargent about 4 months back - like you...

Bought a Sargent about 4 months back - like you was very disappointed initially - buyers regret etc....


But did 3,500 miles around Scandanavia a month back, and I now love it.

700 miles a...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2006, 04:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,069
Posted By mac964
I've tried them all including custom molds ...

I've tried them all including custom molds

Just tried a pair of ultimate ears - left my molded at home so tried these under my helmet. Was surprised thought the sound quality was better than my...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2006, 02:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,850
Posted By mac964
clickable pic - sorry its small - its the hosting...

clickable pic - sorry its small - its the hosting site

http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/9/26216202674.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3450636)

With my GS I needed the front brake on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2006, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,850
Posted By mac964
Mate - bummer about the ankle - but really not ...

Mate - bummer about the ankle - but really not the end of the world. Been riding 11 years with one arm and one leg - its really no biggie - just a question of getting used to it.

UK seems to lead...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2006, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,753
Views: 1,641,953
Posted By mac964
NITROUS:1drink

NITROUS:1drink
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2006, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By mac964
here's a link ...

here's a link

http://www.jofama.se/motorcycle_wear/
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2006, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By mac964
Halvassons Safety Jacket " strongest jacket in the world" - anyone?

Anyone tried these guys

A UK bike mag says their "Safety" jacket is stronger than leather - strongest thing on the market apparently

looks good for distance work - jacket in two parts - inner...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2006, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By mac964
Its pretty easy to ride once you put your mind to...

Its pretty easy to ride once you put your mind to it - its all in the wrist action (as the actress said to the bishop!)

Mac
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2006, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By mac964
"able bodied" is just a state of mind!!...

"able bodied" is just a state of mind!! :flip
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2006, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By mac964
bike is modified GS1200 - with no right hand and...

bike is modified GS1200 - with no right hand and an artificial left leg have most of the controls (throttle, clutch, front brake, clutch and electric gear shifter ) on the left hand bar. Rides real...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By mac964
http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/9/26215445297.jpg...

http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/9/26215445297.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3450181)

http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/9/26215445419.jpg (http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=3450185)
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2006, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,158
Posted By mac964
Quick trip to Sweden & Norway

Just come back from 10 tens around sweden and norway.


Fantastic roads, great people and scenary like no other :D

http://img1.putfile.com/thumb/9/26215443955.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2006, 04:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By mac964
finally done it by trial and error -:clap ...

finally done it by trial and error -:clap

No need for the photos!

Thanks for the help

mac
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2006, 03:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By mac964
Its the order of the zippers I'm confused by -...

Its the order of the zippers I'm confused by - there is a slightly heart shaped one and a straight one - which goes on top?????

The Aerostich replacement instructions aren't that clear


thanks
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2006, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By mac964
Help needed - aerostich one piece zipper

I'm trying to replace the main zipper on my one piece and being an idiot didn't take much notice of which order the two zippers went on the left leg :pissed

Could someone post me a picture of the...
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2005, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By mac964
I'm in London - the big smoke - but grew up in...

I'm in London - the big smoke - but grew up in oxfordshire - just a bit further west of Newbury.

Nice Web site
:D
wasilla looks like a good way to access the Denali Highway - may well take...
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By mac964
Thanks guys, Ordered a copy of Milepost this...

Thanks guys,

Ordered a copy of Milepost this afternoon.

still need to finalise my dates at work - for a 5 month sabbatical! But beginning of July is the aim.

Overall plan is Anchorage to NY...
Forum: Alaska 05-09-2005, 04:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By mac964
Idiot questions from a Brit looking to be in Anchorage/ BC in July

Looking to airfreight my bike from the UK to Anchorage before riding to Calgary for the beginning of July and have some "newbie" questions having never been up there before

Will be on my modified...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By mac964
Thanks for the tips guys Will check out...

Thanks for the tips guys

Will check out which is most accessable - going to be around the San Felipe / Voss area.

Was thinking of picking up some new Sidi Disco's - I assume most places carry...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2005, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By mac964
good bike shops in Houston

Going to be in Houston next week from the UK for a meeting and have a spare morning.

Can anyone recommend any good bike shops ?

Thought that with the current favorable exhange rate I might pick...
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