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Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 490,353
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Morocco and Spain on '02 GSA

My '02 GSA is not pretty but it does travel and is robust - which is all I ask.
Not as sparkly as many posted here but after a spray down it comes up ok. I always have a spray can of black gloss...
Forum: Europe 12-02-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,629
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
My wife and I are leaving UK in April and riding...

My wife and I are leaving UK in April and riding to Vladivostok via Mongolia and many other wonderful places. Should take about 6 months.
Over in Horizons Unlimited there is a spreadsheet forming of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Are you sure you can't take the cable off the...

Are you sure you can't take the cable off the switch down at the switch end?
If not then you will have to take off the tank.
Forum: Europe 03-25-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,000
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Me too! The leaving date for us is June 2014...

Me too!
The leaving date for us is June 2014 and this year we are going as far as the border to Ukraine as a trial run.
I hope this thread becomes popular with great ideas and help for all...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-18-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,827
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
This is what I have done too. My problem is...

This is what I have done too. My problem is getting the clutch cover back on again. I am having a lot of trouble with the plunger that activates the clutch. It is not "solid" in the centre of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2013, 05:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,380
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
I had that too and it was my fault. I had...

I had that too and it was my fault. I had overfilled the oil level for several weeks because I did not read the instructions. R1150 GS
The oil is collected in the air box when you overfill. See the...
Forum: Europe 01-07-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
I am very interested. I am planning a similar...

I am very interested. I am planning a similar trip and you have prompted me to sort stuff out. We will ride from London and get to Moscow. Planning to get to Vladivostok and crate bike to Seattle....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Well I checked the wear of the clutch using...

Well I checked the wear of the clutch using Blu-Tac and it is the minimum of 4.9 mm

To make it easier I removed the spark plugs and the front cover of the engine. Then I could rotate it to measure...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
You guys are great! Many thanks for the method...

You guys are great! Many thanks for the method and the plasticine idea too. Bike is stripped in the garage at the moment so I will get on with it.

I have done two cluch changes in the past and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Clutch wear measurement

Is there a way to find out ( before it dies) if the clutch has wear?

I know that people predict the life of a clutch on R1150 / R1200 but this varies with riding style.

So before I replace a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
I lined my cases with cheap imitation leather and...

I lined my cases with cheap imitation leather and it does stop damp inside and scratches. I used spray-on carpet glue.
Also the hinges are fragile and BMW dealers charge a fortune for the...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 06-18-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,174
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
It is going to be hot! Did you know that? Can you...

It is going to be hot! Did you know that? Can you do it in October instead? We are going October. Still warm enough but bearable.
Forum: Ride reports 12-27-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,177
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
You chose the very best colour scheme I think....

You chose the very best colour scheme I think. Your steed looks very good. There is a spoon on the road in your photo. Do you always stop when you see a spoon?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 1,337
Views: 263,209
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Just returned from a two-up trip to Nordcapp...

Just returned from a two-up trip to Nordcapp (North Cape) on 1150GSA (2004) and what a wonderful bike it is. I bought it in Nov.2010 for almost no money and that is great for the Carnet. If your bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 915
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Enjoy your trip. You seem to be very thorough so...

Enjoy your trip. You seem to be very thorough so you will have no problem. I just came back from North Cape Norway and the rear wheel bearing collapsed about 10 miles from the top of Europe with only...
Forum: Europe 08-10-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
stuck in nordcapp with broken wheel bearing - HELP!

Just arrived in Nordcapp and rear wheel bearing has collapsed on bmw r1150 GSA
Can anyone send details of removing rear wheel bearing please as i only can get rudimentary garage help here in the...
Forum: Europe 07-25-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,906
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Look on the reverse of your policy. If all the...

Look on the reverse of your policy. If all the countries that you are travelling to are written on the back then you don't need a Green Card. Simply show the back page of your policy to the nice...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,419
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
You have done well to get this far. Now they are...

You have done well to get this far. Now they are in balance. But will they balance when you re-assemble?

Before you go any further make sure you mark the parts by painting them with white paint so...
Forum: Europe 07-06-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,548
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
I have just had success with getting insurance...

I have just had success with getting insurance for Aussie visiting UK.

I used Devitts who look after the BMW Motorrad insurance.0845 300 4504 - they use Allianz. I know that Aviva will also look...
Forum: EMEA 06-22-2011, 03:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,291
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Nordcapp August 2011

Hi, I am heading up North via Norway and back south from Nordcapp via Sweden in August 2011. Any recomends for camping, staying, eating and relaxing in the north?
It seems that 80% of people live...
Forum: Europe 05-16-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,548
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Sharing a UK bike with Aussie rider: ...

Sharing a UK bike with Aussie rider:

Australia is one of a small list of countries outside the EU that the DVLA recognises as having an acceptable standard of licencing. The USA is not on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
Forget the courses. After 4 hours on the TAT you...

Forget the courses. After 4 hours on the TAT you will know more than most.
Forget a new bike. Just get a 5 year old G(or GSA who cares) and try it all out on the road.
Only pack half of what you...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
So it is the two lights on your instruments that...

So it is the two lights on your instruments that alternatively flash on and off? Not the actual light at the rear of your bike that road users see from behind your bike?
If the two light flash...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,297
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
My brother has bought one and he loves it. Mind...

My brother has bought one and he loves it. Mind you he is a normal sized chat at 5'11" but as I say, he says it is quiet and comfy so he is a convert. His standard BMW screen broke after a fall and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2010, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,368
Posted By Nigel Tailyour
I think Anorak has the solution. You have to get...

I think Anorak has the solution. You have to get at the rear anyway so check the output out. It is NOT difficult. You just need a paint stripper to heat up two bearing caps. It really is a simple job...
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