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Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 66,813
Posted By jolly green giant
Which site are you using to check your bike using...

Which site are you using to check your bike using the VIN number?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 10,324
Posted By jolly green giant
This should be of help ...

This should be of help

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDcQljF9CAE
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,187
Posted By jolly green giant
Agreed. But judging by the number of...

Agreed.

But judging by the number of complaints I have come across about the TAs there must have been quite a number of dud tyres. Or I must have been just plain unlucky landing a bad tyre.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,187
Posted By jolly green giant
I bought a set of TA's for my 05 GS because many...

I bought a set of TA's for my 05 GS because many said how good they were. What they did not say was that they created a front wobble at 40 - 60 km/h.

Waiting for a new GSA and praying that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,633
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks Jim, will try to find on ebay.

Thanks Jim, will try to find on ebay.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,633
Posted By jolly green giant
I don't know whether 3M tape is strong enough...

I don't know whether 3M tape is strong enough because I haven't tried it out yet. But I agree with you that one should not drill the fender if other ways and means are possible.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,633
Posted By jolly green giant
The Uber did come with attaching screws but to be...

The Uber did come with attaching screws but to be honest I am still waiting for my 2015 GSA and therefore have not yet installed it. However I had fitted an identical item on my oil-cooled GS, using...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,633
Posted By jolly green giant
I bought the UBER Extenda Fenda from Pyramid...

I bought the UBER Extenda Fenda from Pyramid which appears to be an improvement on the Extenda Fenda. Costs US$5 more:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks Max. The reason I asked was that I placed...

Thanks Max. The reason I asked was that I placed an order for a 2015 GSA LC and had been mulling the idea of having 2 beaks of different colour (with matching tank covers).
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By jolly green giant
Gs lc beak

Does anyone know whether the GS LC beak fits on a new GSA?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 496,607
Posted By jolly green giant
What you're saying is that niether an extender...

What you're saying is that niether an extender fender, nor a maier, nor a mudsling is compatible with a bmw enduro sump guard?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 496,607
Posted By jolly green giant
Placed an order for a 2015 GSA LC and am...

Placed an order for a 2015 GSA LC and am considering fitting the enduro engine sump guard. Anyone fitted a fender extender which is compatible with the enduro sump guard?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,578
Posted By jolly green giant
Tomorrow I'm off to the dealership to place an...

Tomorrow I'm off to the dealership to place an order for a GSA. Haven't decided yet between OG and white but by tomorrow hopefully I'll have decided.

Quick question for those who already are...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-16-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 496,167
Posted By jolly green giant
Having said that, to be honest, I haven't been to...

Having said that, to be honest, I haven't been to Russia - been to Ukraine though recently. Just back from a 4000km trip doing the Alps and not one hiccup. Have had the K&N and the Iridium plugs for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,354
Posted By jolly green giant
In Europe if someone wanted to nick your panniers...

In Europe if someone wanted to nick your panniers they'd take the whole bike, panniers and all, before you know it. Install an alarm independent of the canbus so that at least you will hear it when...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-16-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 496,167
Posted By jolly green giant
Thumb I recommend you change your current filter for a...

I recommend you change your current filter for a K&N one so that you do not have to carry a spare. Likewise for plugs, change your current ones to a set of Iridium ones so that you do not have to...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-27-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 701
Views: 71,745
Posted By jolly green giant
6'7" with a 37" inseam. I own a Honda XL1000...

6'7" with a 37" inseam. I own a Honda XL1000 Varadero and a BMW R1200GS
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-29-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 496,167
Posted By jolly green giant
Last Sunday, photo taken with my son's ipod

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/photo24Jan14Cirkewwa_zps5b4fac14.jpg (http://s618.photobucket.com/user/gattb001/media/photo24Jan14Cirkewwa_zps5b4fac14.jpg.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,063
Posted By jolly green giant
I had a similar problem with the gear indicator...

I had a similar problem with the gear indicator on 6th gear going out and once the neutral light going out. Mine is a 04 12 GS - yes, one of the early ones. I cleaned the tranny switch and lubricated...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-26-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 496,167
Posted By jolly green giant
Unfortunately SW Motech is simply overrated. ...

Unfortunately SW Motech is simply overrated.

Many other brands like GIVI and Hepco & Becker are, from personal experience, more reliable.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 2,426
Views: 312,485
Posted By jolly green giant
Anyone tried the 660 on the nav mount?

Anyone tried the 660 on the nav mount?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,438
Posted By jolly green giant
Used to mount a Vario topbox but realized (too...

Used to mount a Vario topbox but realized (too late) that it could not even hold my helmet. Bought a givi 52 ltr trekker and am really satisfied with it:
...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,091,140
Posted By jolly green giant
In fact, what's the mileage like on highways?...

In fact, what's the mileage like on highways? What's the range with a full tank?
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,091,140
Posted By jolly green giant
I'm impressed you've been to Malta. Quite rightly...

I'm impressed you've been to Malta. Quite rightly said, it is difficult to reach 90mph on the island so we go to Sicily just 90 minutes away by high speed catamaran. Cruising speed on mainland Europe...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,091,140
Posted By jolly green giant
Thanks very much for a very useful explanation,...

Thanks very much for a very useful explanation, the reason being I was concerned that an 800 engine would be somewhat stressed at 90mph with luggage and 2 up. As I said, both my 1200gs and xl1000...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 09-25-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 21,838
Views: 4,091,140
Posted By jolly green giant
Revs at 90 mph

New to this thread. I am considering buying a Tiger 800 both for commuting and touring and was wondering what kind of revs the engine reaches while doing 90 mph. I currently have a GS and a Varadero...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,112
Posted By jolly green giant
This will not happen if a. you fasten correctly,...

This will not happen if a. you fasten correctly, b. you have upper engine guards

http://i618.photobucket.com/albums/tt265/gattb001/DSCF0013.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,208
Posted By jolly green giant
Depends on what you want to use it for. If only...

Depends on what you want to use it for. If only to carry a rain suit and some other things go for the Vario but if you want to carry a helmet or two and many other things I recommend a GIVI. I have...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,034
Posted By jolly green giant
Just replaced my Vario topbox with a Trekker 52...

Just replaced my Vario topbox with a Trekker 52 litre (cost Euro 210), a very good piece of kit, can easily take two flip-ups with other smaller gear and does not look large on the bike. The GS/GSA's...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,850
Posted By jolly green giant
Thumb Many thanks Jim, much appreciated. Brian

Many thanks Jim, much appreciated. Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,850
Posted By jolly green giant
Hi Jim, Some excellent ideas there. What...

Hi Jim,

Some excellent ideas there. What size P clip did you use for the headlight protector? Many thanks. Brian
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,258
Posted By jolly green giant
In 2010 I bought a set of Conti TAs for my Honda...

In 2010 I bought a set of Conti TAs for my Honda Varadero for a trip to Austria. Alas, what a disappointment as the front wobbled so much it wanted to tear the bike apart. During the trip had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2012, 02:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,870
Posted By jolly green giant
Two years ago I bought a 2005 with 6000km on the...

Two years ago I bought a 2005 with 6000km on the clock and it now has 17000km all on tarmac. The only problem so far has been the rear disc brake flange which I replaced as soon as I discovered lugs...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,195,070
Posted By jolly green giant
BMW also offers crash bars for the current model...

BMW also offers crash bars for the current model 1200 GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2012, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,195,070
Posted By jolly green giant
For those concerned with seat height BMW is...

For those concerned with seat height BMW is making available a HIGH seat for the new GS, as is available for the current model in Europe.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11,435
Views: 2,195,070
Posted By jolly green giant
According to a two page report in today's local...

According to a two page report in today's local daily the multi controller is not only connected to the navi but also to a ride modes feature (4 different types), ESA and computer. It comes as an...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By jolly green giant
Many thanks Richard. I placed an order for the...

Many thanks Richard. I placed an order for the securing pin this morning.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By jolly green giant
Lensgrinder, that was what I was looking for. I...

Lensgrinder, that was what I was looking for. I will place the order for the part tomorrow. Many thanks, much appreciated.

In your links there is a mention of the Enduro Kit, do you have a part...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 04:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By jolly green giant
I read somewhere that a securing pin has been...

I read somewhere that a securing pin has been added to the vario top box so that it does not come off accidentally. In fact, the new adapter plate has a recess for it. But I have no clue to its part...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By jolly green giant
Part No

Anyone know the part no for securing the 1200gs topbox to the adapter plate?
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