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BMW 1100/1150/ADV / Dogs with Pigs in the Western Cape
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:07:36 pm »
I would like to get in touch with all the 1150 riders in the WC. Is there such a group already?

If not can we start one pls?

Att all CT "varkies"

Shall we arrange a get together in CT sometime?

BMW 1100/1150/ADV / WANTED Front neck frame assembly
« on: December 30, 2016, 08:36:24 am »
I rode over a pretty bad corrugated road and I sam my screen and instrument panel take on a rather peculiar angle away from me. There was also this noise of something scraping against the wheel.

Upon further inspection I saw that the fitting that secures the bar supporting the entire nose cone had collapsed.

We used two belts tied around the nose and handle bars and came home.

It appears to be an aluminium casting that has broken, and needs to be repaired. I cannot replace it as the VIN plate is attached to it

Any suggestions will be wellcome, I am in Cape Town

BMW 1100/1150/ADV / Help wanted 1150 GS Vibration
« on: November 27, 2016, 02:12:14 pm »
I noticed a high frequency vibration developing around 4000 RPM, which is very noticeable in the footpegs. The vibration seems to be directly proportional to RPM.

My Varkie is a 1999 model, and she has 160 000 km on the clock, and in very good condition. I am the third or fourth owner, and she seems to have been looked after.

I would like to gather information about possible causes before I take it to a workshop in Cape Town.

Thanking you in advance

New Member Introductions / New Doggie
« on: January 15, 2013, 08:46:13 pm »
Hi to all Dawgs (and Dawgettes?)
Been on the forum for a while. Rode a 650 GS for a few months, sold it and went "underground". Just aquired a stunning 1200 GS, courtesy of Capt. Jack, and looking forward to long hours perusing all the delicacies this site has to offer.
Happy riding, regards,

BMW 650GS / Dakar / XChallenge Singles / Left Hand Handle Switchgear
« on: April 28, 2012, 03:03:53 pm »
The dim/bright switch on my bike has packed up. I bought the bike when the switch was iffy, as it appeared that a previous owner took a tumble. There are scratches on and around the switch, but it was still in working order.

However, the light does not dim any more, as it switches the main light off and on intermittently.

I am now looking to replace the offending switchgear, preferably with a second hand part.

The bike in question is a 2000 model GS 650

Advice anyone?

Thank you

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