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Old 03-14-2013, 12:23 PM   #4741
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so did you bungy jump ????? rj
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:31 PM   #4742
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so did you bungy jump ????? rj
I can picture the "Radioman Jump" on the end of a rubber band

I can also hear the photographer saying "Oh wait, I didn't get the picture, can you do it again"
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #4743
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Trans Lab and wondering about the surface. Do they do things similar to what they do in Alaska?
The surface was gravel only I think. Was dusty but I do not think they had added anything else! Enjoy the reading, wow Translab was so ling ago!
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Old 03-14-2013, 12:44 PM   #4744
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so did you bungy jump ????? rj
no bungy jump for me.... but maybe something else! it's the land of outdoor adventure options!
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:21 PM   #4745
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Exploring around Queenstown

Awoke to another clear, blue sky day.



have just started having a little intermittent starting problem. Started a few days ago. Bike was just cracking with no ignition. Turned key on and off.... and she then ran all day long. Googled the issue with some results. and also called Sebastian at Experience BMW and talked through the possibilities. The side stand switch seemed most responsible. Took it off and zip tied it on the run position and then road all day and had no issues. Hopefully that will be it.

Just not wanting to get stuck in a remote place and not be able to start the bike.

Headed up the lake to Glenochy.





Then got on the gravel road heading to Dart River





And a few water crossings



Arrive at the end of the road...

Not a bad place to ride



Worth a big jump!!



Big spaces and mountains



Just stunning !





On the way down this road..... I could see where I needed to stop



LOL GPS got me to Paradise





It is a nice homestead nestled amongst the mountains and rivers.



The homestead dog "Karuhu" took the walk up the hill to see the mountains.







Just so much to take in on this ride today. The natural beauty is beyond words. It is remote, quiet and peaceful !!

Then back up along the lake toward Queenstown to explore some other off road areas.



Found the entrance to Skippers Road which was an old gold mining town in the mid 1800's.



Looks like a good place to ride



Exploring



Down the valley it goes





Nice view down to the Shotover river Famous for it's jet boat tours and white water rafting closer to town.





Spectacular scenery



Bridge just before I get to the old settlement



Very High bridge!



View from near settlement!



Found the site. Looked at the buildings and school. Was s booming town at the time, with school, hotels, bank etc.





It has long since abandoned except the historical values!





Rode back out the canyons, and I quick ride to the top of the sky area. Wonderful twisty roads!



Staying with my friends Dick and Diana in Queenstown has been great! Getting a chance to relax, explore on day trips and enjoy our conversations and time together!
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:22 AM   #4746
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Mark on the staring issue, check that the battery terminals are secure.
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:44 AM   #4747
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Mark on the staring issue, check that the battery terminals are secure.
It is cranking just fine. Some electrical shut off of the fuel I think.....
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:07 AM   #4748
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Side stand switch is the first thing that comes off my new to me bikes.

I hope your starting troubles are over.

That approach to the mountains reminded me of Red Rock heading to the Continental Divide on my last trip.

Awesome as usual, thanks for the updates.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:00 AM   #4749
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It is cranking just fine. Some electrical shut off of the fuel I think.....
I am sure you don't need yet another tool in your luggage, but GS-911 tool from hexcode.co.za may be something worth considering. I have absolutely no affiliation with the vendor, just really love the ability to diagnose my own GS on the road or read/reset codes when I service it. There is a large knowledge archive for the tool usage at groups.google.com/group/GS-911. Of course that won't help with a failed EFI pump controller if you didn't carry the part, but at least you would know the cause. On GS1200 there is a way (a jumper wire) to bypass the fuel pump controller in case the controller turns out to be the culprit.
Hopefully the side stand switch was it.

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Old 03-16-2013, 04:22 PM   #4750
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I am sure you don't need yet another tool in your luggage, but GS-911 tool from hexcode.co.za may be something worth considering.
Hello Vic, I have one with me but have yet to need it. Also I am a MAC guy so it does not connect with MAC, so I need to find a PC guy to hook it up to. Will do so soon!
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:24 AM   #4751
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any sign of the 72 virgins ????

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #4752
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Not to hi-jack Mark's thread but you have to be very careful where you source a GS911. There is a Chinese counterfeit that was back engineered. The manufacturer of the "real" GS 911 (In South Africa, I think) will not support this fake one. As far as I know there is only one authorized distributor in the US. That is the guy up on the Central Coast of CA... Ted... damn if I can remember the rest of his name... i think his biz is called the Beemer Shop and is up near Santa Cruz. I would have bought one before my trip but they were backordered or some such thing and do require a PC. I tried to find a small PC but everyone has quit making their ten inch models because things like this iPad have taken that market. I could not even find a used one! Mark seems to carry more computer and camera technology than I have in my home office. Maybe he didn't pack underwear and socks?!
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:28 PM   #4753
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Not to hi-jack Mark's thread but you have to be very careful where you source a GS911.
I have an Original from Beemershop. Just need to connect to something tp see if I have an error code.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:39 PM   #4754
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I have an Original from Beemershop. Just need to connect to something tp see if I have an error code.
Hi Mark,

Same here, that is where I bought mine. Amazing someone is cloning it, I will refrain making further comments but I have in the past purchased cheap knock off shit and am convinced it ain't worth the trouble.
I have the blue-tooth "enthusiast" version. At home I connect it with my 10" net-book, also works on the road with the small app on my Blackberry. It will work with Android, Windows tablet, and quite few other java enabled smart phones, am afraid it won't work with I-phone or any MAC type device (not out of the box, but seems might work on MAC with some additional software tinkering) The official site has some suggestions how to run their windows software on a MAC. If my Blackberry didn't work, for it's functionality I would simply buy a cheap unlocked phone that works with their app, and carry it with me solely for that purpose. Then the cheap phone may even turn useful abroad when used with prepaid sim cards.

Hope Radioman doesn't have to spend time troubleshooting but rather enjoying riding and beautiful sights

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Old 03-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #4755
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some great pictures there, how was paradise!?
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