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by Goldbug101
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Hyperpro suspension upgrade 2015 F800 GT
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Hyperpro suspension upgrade 2015 F800 GT

I've got the spring swapped over, thanks Trunch Garage, but now I cannot get the *¥$%shock back in! Help!
Really wish I had never embarked on this project, but must persevere I suppose. In the meantime the bike is unrideable.
by Goldbug101
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F700GS front fork upgrade options
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Re: F700GS front fork upgrade options

Trying Hyperpro front and rear spring upgrade at the moment. see my thread for more info.
by Goldbug101
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Hyperpro suspension upgrade 2015 F800 GT
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Re: Hyperpro suspension upgade 2015 F800 GT

Will do - there may even be photos!
by Goldbug101
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Hyperpro suspension upgrade 2015 F800 GT
Replies: 4
Views: 1090

Hyperpro suspension upgrade 2015 F800 GT

Hello all. I t thought the suspension on my otherwise excellent 2015 GT was a bit lacklustre. it tends to transmit all road bumps straight to my arms, while the ride quality is fairly so-so, even after adding a Sargent lowered comfort seat. A visit to Motorworks opened an Aladdin's cave of goodies, ...
by Goldbug101
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Gear Shift Assist has stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 2425

Re: Gear Shift Assist has stopped working

Well, it turned out to be nothing to do with the battery state. The GSA unit had failed. I got my money's worth from my Motorrad extended warranty that day, I can tell you, as a new GSA unit is £400 plus £100 to fit and re-learn. I had to pay a £100 excess on the policy, so I suppose I got off light...
by Goldbug101
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: GPS Mounting Point for R1150RT
Replies: 27
Views: 4778

Re: GPS Mounting Point for R1150RT

Must admit, I particularly like the Migsel option, as I have tried fitting to the LHS of the handlebars, but don't find that particularly attractive, although it does work.

Thank you all for the various suggestions.
It looks the business, but then so it should!
by Goldbug101
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Gear Shift Assist has stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 2425

Re: Gear Shift Assist has stopped working

Sorry to hear you're having issues with your GSA. I can't help, but I'm interested in hearing how you get on. My GSA works satisfactorily, but I believe it could be better. I wonder if the re-learning process can change the timing of the "pause" which allows the gears to change up. I know that if t...
by Goldbug101
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Gear Shift Assist has stopped working
Replies: 7
Views: 2425

Gear Shift Assist has stopped working

Hi all. Got my 2015 R1200RT LC LE out yesterday for the first time since last October, apart from a brief excursion for its first MoT in January. It's always on a Ctek MX-5 maintenance charger so the battery is sweet and I run a dehumidifier in the garage to keep corrosion at bay. Anyway, it quickly...
by Goldbug101
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: GPS Mounting Point for R1150RT
Replies: 27
Views: 4778

Re: GPS Mounting Point for R1150RT

¿ Why use a Tom-Tom which requires subscribed map renewals each year ? Use the free Google Maps instead - the best route-advice from an clear and fluent auto-voice with all the latest traffic and roadworks info. Just pop your smartphone into your chest jacket pocket after hooking it up to your Blu-...
by Goldbug101
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: GPS Mounting Point for R1150RT
Replies: 27
Views: 4778

Re: GPS Mounting Point for R1150RT

I had one of these on my 1150 - very elegant but not cheap - it came with the bike and I thought it was brilliant - putting the satnav right where you need it. Has a 1" RAM ball to take any compatible mount - a TomTom Rider 5 in this case. Just bolts into place using the fairing's own mounting point...
by Goldbug101
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Switching MPH to KmPH for continental trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Re: Switching MPH to KmPH for continental trip

Sure. Just wondered, as it seems reasonably easy on the face of it.
by Goldbug101
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Switching MPH to KmPH for continental trip
Replies: 4
Views: 1914

Switching MPH to KmPH for continental trip

Hi all. Anyone know if it's possible to change the numerical speed display from MPH to KmH temporarily for a trip to France? Seems likely it can only be done with the GS911 diagnostic computer, but wondered if it could be done as part of a start-up sequence, eg holding one or two buttons down as you...
by Goldbug101
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Re: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?

I got the wiring connected up in the end. Used a spare connector on the wiring harness to the right of the air box. It had a +ve that was only live when the ignition was on and turned off 6 seconds after the ignition key was switched off. Cut into the +ve - the other wire to the connector was not -v...
by Goldbug101
Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Navigator 5 Bluetooth woes
Replies: 0
Views: 735

Navigator 5 Bluetooth woes

Hi all. Bought a used Nav V on Fleabay and all was well connecting it to my Sena SMH5 headset and Motorola Moto G4 Plus phone. The first time I tried making and receiving a phone call on it everything worked well. Now, even though I can hear Satnav instructions and other information from the Nav 5 t...
by Goldbug101
Mon Mar 13, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The state of Britain's roads
Replies: 14
Views: 2466

Re: The state of Britain's roads

Eloquent!
by Goldbug101
Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The state of Britain's roads
Replies: 14
Views: 2466

The state of Britain's roads

When the Northern Distributor Road around Norwich,UK, is finished, I am going to ride up and down it all day as it will be virtually the only smooth piece of tarmac/blacktop in the county. You really feel every bump, dip and defect on a motorbike, even one with adjustable suspension settings like my...
by Goldbug101
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Tank bags
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: Tank bags

That bag holds a lot and if you limited it to 2Kg it would have to be feathers! The locking ring is held on with four bolts into the tank replacing four originals. I would only put the ring on when touring as it's not lovely. The locking mechanism has several contact points so all in all I would say...
by Goldbug101
Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Tank bags
Replies: 4
Views: 1833

Re: Tank bags

This one is 20L and I've just bought it. I wanted a tank lock bag for quick release when filling up with petrol. Good quality and not a bad price if you shop around. You need the adapter ring for this bike as well, although it comes with one that also seems to work, but not the clamp plate and bolts...
by Goldbug101
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Re: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?

I believe there is a dedicated power supply socket suitable for gps use situated on top of the battery. If it is the same as the power supply on my 07 1200gs you will need a power lead that you splice to the tom tom power lead (You only use 2 of the wires). I got mine from motor works part no. ELA1...
by Goldbug101
Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Re: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?

Thanks as ever for your help, Ced.

Clearly I need to get better acquainted with the internals of the bike. Its owner is back from abroad today, so I will pester him.

Cheers.

Peter
by Goldbug101
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

Re: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?

Thanks for taking the trouble to reply, chaps, much appreciated.

However, your answers didn't really contain the information I need, but hopefully someone else will be able to fill in the details.

Cheers.

GB
by Goldbug101
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?
Replies: 8
Views: 2628

F800ST best place to wire in satnav power?

Hi all. Planning to install a powered mount on my wingman's F800ST. Mount needs to have power only when ignition is on, so mount isn't drawing power (to convert 12v to 5v) when bike is off. Is it a matter of tupperware off and run cable back to fuse box (wherever that is on this bike), or can I pigg...
by Goldbug101
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Seat heights
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

Re: Seat heights

Nein?

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by Goldbug101
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Seat heights
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

Re: Seat heights

Or if you can read German, or use Google Translate, the label says "Driver's seat, black, high, heated", and in Goldbugs pic "...., black, low, heated".
However, it is always wise to check part numbers.
Achtung! Panzer! :drunken:
by Goldbug101
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Seat heights
Replies: 9
Views: 2713

Re: Seat heights

Image This is the number from the low height seat with heater on my 2015 LC LE.

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