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Offline Noneking

Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #120 on: July 30, 2016, 01:22:34 pm »
Fitted the Dual Sport Design frame protectors ordered from Dustriders









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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #121 on: July 30, 2016, 03:55:47 pm »
Bakgat!  :thumleft:
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #122 on: July 30, 2016, 11:55:36 pm »
Added toolbox at rear and GS sticker on Tank.



Hi Sheldyn, the toolbox looks cool.  :thumleft:

Pity the bloody thing is so expensive.  :(
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #123 on: July 31, 2016, 11:22:31 am »
Ja it's a really lekker piece.  You could make one for next to nothing...
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #124 on: July 31, 2016, 03:01:39 pm »
Fitted the Dual Sport Design frame protectors ordered from Dustriders











Very Nice!!!
 

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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #125 on: August 21, 2016, 11:40:14 am »
I just washed mine by hand after a muddy trip in to the Wellington mountains last weekend

I see so many pictures of showroom condition bikes on here and while washing mine I thought does everyone really spend four hours washing their bikes or do they have Karchers?

And after 3 hours it certainly doesn't look as good as the other bikes photos posted in this thread
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #126 on: August 21, 2016, 02:31:47 pm »
Washing my bikes is almost as enjoyable as riding them.  I find that undiluted CleanGreen does the trick for me
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #127 on: August 21, 2016, 03:04:03 pm »
Washing my bikes is almost as enjoyable as riding them.  I find that undiluted CleanGreen does the trick for me

On to my shopping list it will go, cheers NK

I was using Diamond Guard car shampoo
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #128 on: August 21, 2016, 04:55:30 pm »
You'll still use the shampoo. I start off by hosing down the bike. Then apply CleanGreen to whole bike. Leave for 5-10 min. Hose off and then wash and dry bike.
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #129 on: September 05, 2016, 12:13:28 pm »
So I decided I needed more space in my topbox and I want my tools with me everyday when I ride to work, etc.
I've copied other designs that I have seen and built my own box behind the number plate with some re-enforcing.

It works. I used it on a 1,200 km trip two weeks ago which included some hard riding. The aluminium plate has bent a little but I might make some small changes soon to add some extra strength to the bracket, etc.

Here are a few pics......
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #130 on: September 05, 2016, 01:11:03 pm »
I just washed mine by hand after a muddy trip in to the Wellington mountains last weekend

I see so many pictures of showroom condition bikes on here and while washing mine I thought does everyone really spend four hours washing their bikes or do they have Karchers?

And after 3 hours it certainly doesn't look as good as the other bikes photos posted in this thread

Firstly never use a high pressure cleaner on your bike.
Second don't compare a bike being used to bikes almost never used.
Third don't compare to Noneking, he buys new ones all the time  ;D
 

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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #131 on: September 05, 2016, 01:46:36 pm »
I just washed mine by hand after a muddy trip in to the Wellington mountains last weekend

I see so many pictures of showroom condition bikes on here and while washing mine I thought does everyone really spend four hours washing their bikes or do they have Karchers?

And after 3 hours it certainly doesn't look as good as the other bikes photos posted in this thread


Third don't compare to Noneking, he buys new ones all the time  ;D

 :ricky:

I heard the red ones are faster and better than the white ones.....
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #132 on: September 05, 2016, 01:53:27 pm »
I just washed mine by hand after a muddy trip in to the Wellington mountains last weekend

I see so many pictures of showroom condition bikes on here and while washing mine I thought does everyone really spend four hours washing their bikes or do they have Karchers?

And after 3 hours it certainly doesn't look as good as the other bikes photos posted in this thread




Third don't compare to Noneking, he buys new ones all the time  ;D

 :ricky:

I heard the red ones are faster and better than the white ones.....

You heard right
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #133 on: September 05, 2016, 03:13:26 pm »
So I decided I needed more space in my topbox and I want my tools with me everyday when I ride to work, etc.
I've copied other designs that I have seen and built my own box behind the number plate with some re-enforcing.

It works. I used it on a 1,200 km trip two weeks ago which included some hard riding. The aluminium plate has bent a little but I might make some small changes soon to add some extra strength to the bracket, etc.

Here are a few pics......

Dis super cooool!!!
 

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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #134 on: September 05, 2016, 05:46:36 pm »
I just washed mine by hand after a muddy trip in to the Wellington mountains last weekend

I see so many pictures of showroom condition bikes on here and while washing mine I thought does everyone really spend four hours washing their bikes or do they have Karchers?

And after 3 hours it certainly doesn't look as good as the other bikes photos posted in this thread

Firstly never use a high pressure cleaner on your bike.
Second don't compare a bike being used to bikes almost never used.
Third don't compare to Noneking, he buys new ones all the time  ;D

Like I said, the photos of the bikes here all look pristine and mine doesn't
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #135 on: September 05, 2016, 06:31:30 pm »
I just washed mine by hand after a muddy trip in to the Wellington mountains last weekend

I see so many pictures of showroom condition bikes on here and while washing mine I thought does everyone really spend four hours washing their bikes or do they have Karchers?

And after 3 hours it certainly doesn't look as good as the other bikes photos posted in this thread

Firstly never use a high pressure cleaner on your bike.
Second don't compare a bike being used to bikes almost never used.
Third don't compare to Noneking, he buys new ones all the time  ;D

Like I said, the photos of the bikes here all look pristine and mine doesn't

Meurig, your observations about appearances do come up now and again.  Not only here but also in other threads.  One thing that I have learnt over time is that Wilddogs is a forum of people, not a forum of like-minded people.  They may share a common interest in DS bikes but that is more or less where it ends.  They come from all backgrounds, ages, sexes and whatever other parameter you wish to throw in.  What is my point?  There are as many different approaches to kit (bikes included) as there are personalities.  Some will regard a bike as a tool for a specific job and they may mostly be interested in the experience they get from it - where it takes them, the joy of the ride, etc.  Some buy a new bike, ride it through Africa and sell it on the other side - tool for a specific job.  Others have a different relationship with the same item - they will buy it, farkle it and their joy comes from fiddling, cleaning, staring - even just sitting in its presence with a cigar and a glass of cognac (I know such a guy although it is with a car - I am sure there are bikers that do this too).  Anyway, I think you will find yourself somewhere on this scale of extremes.  It does not matter where, as long as you get the joy that you want.  We all need some individuality and your relationship with your bike allows you a bit of that in a world where we mostly have to conform (even if it is only to preserve the peace).  But the bad news is that all bikes age, especially if you use them, and even more so on gravel.

Safe travels.  Those Wellington mountains sound awsome  :thumleft:
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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #136 on: September 06, 2016, 07:09:08 pm »
Not quite a farkle but look what my daughter brought for me all the way from South Africa!  Now I can also fiddle with stuff that I know nothing about  :o

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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #137 on: September 06, 2016, 08:13:47 pm »
My tank pads fitted!
 

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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #138 on: September 06, 2016, 08:20:36 pm »
Radiator guards....and some stickers
 

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Re: What have you done to your R 1200 GS/A LC today?
« Reply #139 on: September 06, 2016, 08:27:48 pm »
Going on Saturday for 1000km service