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by AustinW
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Forst of Bowland campsites?
Replies: 15
Views: 1044

Re: Forst of Bowland campsites?

Hi Steve, its been ages....but living on the edge of Bowland I have never camped there. There isn't many considering how nice the area is but I suppose thats because its a quiet area, or is it the there way round. There does seem to be a lot of holiday park the places though for some reason. Anyway ...
by AustinW
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: V85tt
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: V85tt

I have got one, had it for just over a year and 8,000miles. It's great. Until a couple of weeks ago I also a BMWR1200GSA. I did about 500 miles on that bike while I had the V85TT so I obviously didn't miss the power and all the other good stuff about the GSA. Most of the 8000 miles has been two up t...
by AustinW
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Moto Guzzi V7 iii (Any experience)
Replies: 15
Views: 1108

Re: Moto Guzzi V7 iii (Any experience)

I had a V7 for two days while my V85TT was in for a service. I did about 200miles. It’s small and low. It felt like my knees were up by my ears when I first sat on it. Lots of weight on my bum, but the seat is very soft and I never got really uncomfortable. It’s not hugely powerful but the torque cu...
by AustinW
Mon Jul 13, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Considering a Hexhead single cam gsa whos still riding one :)
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Considering a Hexhead single cam gsa whos still riding one [emoji3]

I have a 2011 GSA for sale if you are interested (that’s the latest spec GSA before they went LC). High mileage (87,000) and a bit scruffy as a result although it’s only scruffy when up close and personal and it’s well sorted and nothing wrong with it. I just gave it a FULL service. Usual GSA equipm...
by AustinW
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: breaking that b!!!!!d bead how do you? solo on the trail.
Replies: 25
Views: 1997

Re: breaking that b!!!!!d bead how do you? solo on the trail.

I tried the motion pro jobbies on GS12 yesterday (replacing the battery in the TPS). I left the wheel in sun for an hour until the tyre felt good and warm. The levers got a good grip on the rim and the tyre but I couldn’t get enough pressure on the bead to get it to break away. Some lube in there wo...
by AustinW
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug
Replies: 42
Views: 3096

Re: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug

Ignore most of the above. It’s wrong. The rugged mount DOES NOT consume any power. It simply passes through 12v into your unit. Your unit is designed to accept this voltage through the pins that connect to the Rugged Mount. I have taken my rugged mount apart several times. The gold connectors you se...
by AustinW
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Travel this year
Replies: 101
Views: 9051

Re: Travel this year

Our plans for a 6-8 week trip to Eastern Europe, Georgia and Turkey on hold for two reasons: 1. Riding into a "hot zone" and catching the flu while away. Ill with flu of any sort for 2-3 weeks on a 6 to 8 week trip is not going to be fun, possibly longer if we get it consecutively rather than concur...
by AustinW
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug
Replies: 42
Views: 3096

Re: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug

I am not clear what your problem is here. Have you got something that is stepping down the voltage out the cigarette socket from 12volts to 5volts. I am pretty sure the USB socket should only be powered with 5 volts (although I could be wrong on that). If, when you plug a USB cable directly into you...
by AustinW
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug
Replies: 42
Views: 3096

Re: Garmin Rugged powered mount with 12v cigar plug

I have a Garmin Rugged mount that's been fitted to three different bikes each in a different way. I have also dismantled it a couple of times after connection problems. Power to the mount goes straight through the connectors with 12v supplied into the Montana unit. This comes through pins 4 & 5 (fro...
by AustinW
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bike Down
Replies: 27
Views: 3184

Re: Bike Down

The correct level is oil visible in the sight glass. No need to top up until it’s right at the bottom. So where you had it after adding the 2litres is fine for trying to start the bike again. In my experience it’s usually something like half litre from bottom of sight glass to top so don’t go tippin...

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