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Forum: Ride reports 01-04-2009, 04:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By Beeming
Gee nice farm. Just add a few ferrals:lol3

Gee nice farm. Just add a few ferrals:lol3
Forum: Ride reports 02-14-2008, 02:04 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 63,721
Posted By Beeming
Cool :D I have been prepping the new GSA for the...

Cool :D I have been prepping the new GSA for the trip next year along the Gun Barrel Hiway etc. Not all going to plan as the bike has a problem in the engine (loud rattle)as well as a buckled rear...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By Beeming
:eek1 18,000 klm. That's no bad at all....

:eek1 18,000 klm. That's no bad at all. Interesting to hear about the designated tyre for Tellies.

Tads

Here's the rear Tourance at around 15 k. She got a pounding:D
...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2008, 04:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By Beeming
I had two front Tourances rupture in 12,000 klm's...

I had two front Tourances rupture in 12,000 klm's over 4 weeks on a recent trip. No warranty on tyres was BMW's line.
Talked with a few people with the same problem (in Aus)all of which had no joy...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2008, 04:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,783
Posted By Beeming
Looks like my 74 Norton with its isolastic...

Looks like my 74 Norton with its isolastic engine/swingarm mounts:D Made for some interesting race lines untill I made them solid.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Posted By Beeming
The winch is made in China, cost around $45 AU...

The winch is made in China, cost around $45 AU but I modified it. Drilled and lightened it conciderably and used that high strength fibre winch rope available in many sizes.
Building the rack was...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2008, 07:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,095
Posted By Beeming
Self cancelling indicators are deadly and are not...

Self cancelling indicators are deadly and are not a safety item or at least BMW's are not. Mine stay on too long.
Scenario; Turn corner, side street only 100 metres after turn (or driveway for that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2008, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By Beeming
Pays to check every nut and bolt during the first...

Pays to check every nut and bolt during the first service but preferably the day you pick the bike up from the dealer.
All four triple clamp bolts were just of hand tight and I had 2 missing...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2008, 06:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,874
Posted By Beeming
Nice Norville there chief :thumb Tads

Nice Norville there chief :thumb

Tads
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,196
Posted By Beeming
I can't work out weather your a He She or a Shim...

I can't work out weather your a He She or a Shim you sure bitch like woman:lol3 what happened, your biker neighbour won't return your lawnmower? You'll live. Regardless, you say you brought a HD at...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2008, 08:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 10,196
Posted By Beeming
WTF Good to see Harley bashing is alive and well....

WTF Good to see Harley bashing is alive and well. Everyone stereo typing pretending their shit don't stink.

On my 1000 klm ride on the GS over the weekend all the HD riders nodded and most of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2008, 05:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By Beeming
Nice of you to chime in and offer nothing but...

Nice of you to chime in and offer nothing but useless crap yourself knuckle head:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,157
Posted By Beeming
Yeah I thought the same, looks flimsy. I'd...

Yeah I thought the same, looks flimsy. I'd replace it with something like this SS clamp in the pic. I used them to mount my spotties to the crash bar on the GSA.
Available from boat shops for around...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,863
Posted By Beeming
I had two Tourance fronts blister on me (2 ply...

I had two Tourance fronts blister on me (2 ply side wall) on a trip up North over 12,000 klm's of hard core gravel roads so they are a bit weak in the sides for hard going but over all I liked them. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,758
Posted By Beeming
I've done heaps of river crossings on my GSA and...

I've done heaps of river crossings on my GSA and the only one that stopped me was this one. I made it thru ok the first time (air intake on the RH side, water flowing away to my right) but coming...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2008, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Beeming
Sounds like good advice there chief. Yeah Jisa I...

Sounds like good advice there chief. Yeah Jisa I think I have that very same problem you describe. Its definitely not right and I'm surprised my BMW mech didn't pick it up straight away on the test...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,140
Posted By Beeming
Pays to test the ABS once and a while. I was...

Pays to test the ABS once and a while. I was taking the missus car back to Merc for the 6th time for warranty work the other day and I thought I'd test the ABS along the way. Rammed the brakes on and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,132
Posted By Beeming
Yeah they definitely do need to fix the fuel...

Yeah they definitely do need to fix the fuel gauges. when I say spot on range was always with 50 kilometers. Usually 550 klm's fuel light would come on (old 07 GSA)and I would get 600 klm's out of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Beeming
Yeah I think your right, some use oil some don't....

Yeah I think your right, some use oil some don't. I'm hiding behind paranoid eyes at the moment but yeah I'll just ride it bit longer and see if it gets any worse. (might have something to do with...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Beeming
I can appreciate what your saying Roger. I think...

I can appreciate what your saying Roger. I think perhaps some of the oil settles in the rocker covers after its been sitting on the side stand?

I'd hate to say it but it may be related to what i...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2008, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 659
Posted By Beeming
You would have no worries fitting a hitch to the...

You would have no worries fitting a hitch to the Beemer. Reinforce a few areas to give the frame a bit of meat. Do a Google search for some trick bike trailer rigs. Cant say i have ever seen one on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2008, 05:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,132
Posted By Beeming
:lol3 I dunno, my old 07 GSA had a faulty fuel...

:lol3 I dunno, my old 07 GSA had a faulty fuel gauge, never worked but everything else did.
My new GSA has a working fuel gauge but everything else is stuffed:huh
I learned to live with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2008, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,299
Posted By Beeming
Check the Fuel, Top Up the Oil

Gday all,

Question; Approximately how much oil should a 07 GSA with 3000 klm's on the clock use/burn?
I did a 900 klm round trip over the weekend and the oil in the site glass went from being...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By Beeming
Might pay to chuck a spanner on every nut and...

Might pay to chuck a spanner on every nut and bolt on the bike while your there. My new GSA had loose triple clamp bolts for instance.

Yeah BMW sent out a directive to dealers telling them to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Beeming
I added two power points to the fog light switch...

I added two power points to the fog light switch block. Just plug the chargers in and feed into tank bag. I also use a can sized 12v/240 inverter which lives in tank bag...

...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2008, 01:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,026
Posted By Beeming
Its possible to hack the stock muffler. I did it...

Its possible to hack the stock muffler. I did it to my stock GSX-R muffler and raced with it a few years ago but you have to put in a proper exhaust sleeve with the flutes from one end to the other...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,280
Posted By Beeming
Looks like me last year crossing the Daly river...

Looks like me last year crossing the Daly river in the NT. About the same depth too. I idled thru but the bike still induced water. Weird thing was I made it across one way just not coming back. Must...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2008, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By Beeming
Great to hear all's well with the scoot chief....

Great to hear all's well with the scoot chief. The vibs your getting over 4000 rpm don't happen on my new GS either.
Can I suggest doing the TBS by ear. If it smooths out then your on track. Of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2008, 08:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,413
Posted By Beeming
Interesting read. This web site...

Interesting read.
This web site http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/hidxenon.html has a cool interactive feature to show the difference between each of the colour ranges available.
Yeah some work...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2008, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,118
Posted By Beeming
This is one way. Just make sure you make certain...

This is one way. Just make sure you make certain the wheels don't dance around by securing them to one spot with tie downs. Use only very strong tie downs and no cheap and nasty ones.
This bike was...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,660
Posted By Beeming
I'm beginning to wonder if the swing arm on my GS...

I'm beginning to wonder if the swing arm on my GS broke causing my accident? The new bike engine (2500 klm's) rattles so loud I can't use the intercom with the missus:cry (old bike was fine)
As I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Beeming
[quote=Stanza] Just for kicks we checked 3...

[quote=Stanza]

Just for kicks we checked 3 other GS's in the workshop....all had the same amount of runout in the rear wheel as mine. And he guessed it could have been where they weld the rim......
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,660
Posted By Beeming
Right on. I went around my new GSAdv the other...

Right on. I went around my new GSAdv the other day with spanner trying to eliminate a knock/rattle and half the nuts and bolts were loose. All 4 triple clamp bolts were just off hand tight.
The...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,549
Posted By Beeming
Is that your mainstay is it mate:lol3

Is that your mainstay is it mate:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,647
Posted By Beeming
Speaking of Hummers. Cruised past the Docks the...

Speaking of Hummers. Cruised past the Docks the other day and there were like 1000 of those baby Hummers sitting there ready to be trucked off to dealers. Fuel price in Australia is around $1.40 per...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Beeming
Spoke to the BMW mech and he said it might not be...

Spoke to the BMW mech and he said it might not be warranty because i rode it for so long (2500 klm's) before bringing it to their attention. What the?
So when you buy a BMW you must also go down to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Beeming
Interesting. Fitting a thinner head gasket was a...

Interesting. Fitting a thinner head gasket was a cheap way to gain HP on race bikes (and illegal in the Super sport/stock class) so I guess BMW just did the same.


Tads
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Beeming
Thanks. I'll get it replaced. Imagine having to...

Thanks. I'll get it replaced. Imagine having to renew tyres every 2500 klm's:eek1
I can assure you guys as i will them it was like this when I picked it up. I remember looking down and seeing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By Beeming
Is my GSA Rim Bent from factory?

Gday all,

After being pulled over by a fellow GSA rider yesterday he told me he could see my rear wheel wobbling badly. I had my suspicions the rear rim was out and thought it may have been the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 914
Posted By Beeming
Another cause could be a hot spot in your wiring...

Another cause could be a hot spot in your wiring somewhere. Its a good idea to solder every single terminal if possible. I always remove the plastic sleeve on all the terminals before crimping and...
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