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  1. Thread: Sold the GT

    by IanA
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    Every once in a Blue Moon, we think...what would...

    Every once in a Blue Moon, we think...what would living in Australia be like? Perhaps you can tell me. Do Americans move there and find happiness with the culture?[/QUOTE]
    Short answer: Yes!
    ...
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    Good one Phil! My last long warm weather ride...

    Good one Phil! My last long warm weather ride was over 18 months ago but I can recall I had plenty of time to ponder the GTbarbecue issue. Like Daboo (who?) I noticed that the problem was greatest...
  3. Thread: Sold the GT

    by IanA
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    We'll miss you, Flyman! Your dedication to the...

    We'll miss you, Flyman! Your dedication to the screen issue was intriguing. When I followed your enthusiasm du jour for the VStream Sport, bought one and loved it, then have you take off on another...
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    It's all a bit biblical, isn't it? Fires, floods,...

    It's all a bit biblical, isn't it? Fires, floods, the plague19, and now the Locusts (sorta)
    Time to repent? or buy another bike...
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    Welcome from Downunder, Dencof! An unmarked ST...

    Welcome from Downunder, Dencof! An unmarked ST with only a few miles like yours is a real find! You are going to love it.
    It looks as though you already have one of the lower seat variants, so if...
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    I wouldn't be too concerned about torque settings...

    I wouldn't be too concerned about torque settings Corey, particularly if you are using threadlock compound. You wont be able to fit a torque wrench on the inside nuts anyhow - it's a bit crowded in...
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    Wow! That could have ended in tears! Is the other...

    Wow! That could have ended in tears! Is the other side OK? This little episode would have thrown a lot of load on the left hand bolt, bush and mounting lug. Hope you can get the parts, GT bits...
  8. Thread: Gearing

    by IanA
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    Jeez, Dave! Wot's wrong with Pirie, Jansz, Arras,...

    Jeez, Dave! Wot's wrong with Pirie, Jansz, Arras, Clover Hill, Ninth Island ? Tassie Bubbles beats that French muck anyday, (and enough left over to buy a...
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    Finally got around to finishing off the 50 mm...

    Finally got around to finishing off the 50 mm shortened stand. Report: Perfect!
    I can actually get the bike up onto the centre stand with my puny 70Kg, and it still has ground clearance under the...
  10. IDK is "I Don't Know" , Guenther. Bloody...

    IDK is "I Don't Know" , Guenther. Bloody English language...
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    Nasty little edges on some of that track, DJ! ...

    Nasty little edges on some of that track, DJ! Stay safe and enjoy your forthcoming Summer - we are psyching up for our cooler stuff here in Oz, starting with finishing with our daylight saving time...
  12. Thread: New to the Forum

    by IanA
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    Great Paint! Nice job on the mirrors, too! ...

    Great Paint! Nice job on the mirrors, too! Welcome from Oz, PH. Have a summer of fun on the ST,
    Cheers, Ian A
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    Notice the scar on the swingarm face about where...

    Notice the scar on the swingarm face about where the clearance of the belt wheel face is. Is it from the bits of the disintegrating wheel or from some road debris in there. A chunk of, say, metal...
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    Never seen that one before! Faulty/damaged...

    Never seen that one before! Faulty/damaged casting maybe?
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    +1, Ajaay. RAM mount worked perfectly for me,...

    +1, Ajaay. RAM mount worked perfectly for me, offset to the left easier to reach controls, clear view of instruments. Used stock Garmin mount plate and stock Ram components. Job done.
  16. Thread: Non-BMW top box?

    by IanA
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    That box ain't goin' nowhere! Do U-bolt threads...

    That box ain't goin' nowhere!
    Do U-bolt threads intrude into the box floorspace much?
  17. Thread: America's Cup

    by IanA
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    Can't wait! Unlike the "they're not real yachts"...

    Can't wait! Unlike the "they're not real yachts" brigade, I have found the current breed sooo innovative, scary, exciting and fascinating. I hope they don't revert to 12meter or similar dinosaurs...
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    Noice! (Oz patois) Right colour, too. Next:...

    Noice! (Oz patois) Right colour, too.

    Next: front suspension mods, Valve emulators and spring change. Enjoy!
  19. Thread: Newbie

    by IanA
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    Great choice, Andy! The GT is fast becoming a...

    Great choice, Andy! The GT is fast becoming a desirable classic- typical BMW, they stopped making them just as they got the concept pretty much sorted....
    You are going to love it.
    More best...
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    It seems there are a couple of threads going on...

    It seems there are a couple of threads going on this topic, Smity. https://f800riders.org/forum/showthread.php/317317-800GT-Side-Stand-Strength post#25 shows what I have been up to - exactly the...
  21. Thread: Belt tension

    by IanA
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    Interesting. Weird, but still interesting........

    Interesting. Weird, but still interesting.....
    Thanks, Michael
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    Yep XR, the centrestand is fabricated from simple...

    Yep XR, the centrestand is fabricated from simple seamed steel tubing, 22mm OD 2.5mm wall (approx).370507370509 Pics are from progress to date, I'll get around to welding this week, I hope....
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    Welcome Ramjet! (its gotta be Roger, right?) ...

    Welcome Ramjet! (its gotta be Roger, right?) Hope to see you down our way sometime. MotoGP maybe?
  24. Thread: Belt tension

    by IanA
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    Temperature conversions. My aversion to mental...

    Temperature conversions. My aversion to mental arithmetic lead me to putting one of dozens of free apps for the job, on my phone. Pretty sophisticated solution for an old bugger, I...
  25. Thread: Belt tension

    by IanA
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    The other factor that is often overlooked is the...

    The other factor that is often overlooked is the load on the rear axle at the time of adjustment. The centres of rotation of the front pulley and the the swingarm pivot are not the same, causing the...
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