From: CrazyCam on 20 Sep 2008 20:07
> "Nev.." <idiot(a)mindless.com> wrote in message
>> Knobdoodle wrote:
>>> Try the BM shop at Whitehorse Rd somewhere about 20km east of Melbourne
>>> and the BM shop in Stafford Brisbane.
>> That'd be BM Motorcycles - 5 Heatherdale Rd Ringwood 03 9870 3807
> Heatherdale/Whitehorse; same diff!
> Thanks Nev.
> The other BM Shop I mentioned (which used to be called "The BM Shop") is BMW
> Motorcycle Specialists, 28 Wolverhampton St, Stafford, (07) 3356 6128.
Thanks Clem, and Nev.
I'll give 'em both a bell tomorrow.
I'm not too keen on the flea-bay option from the UK, just too many
unknowns for me to gamble with.
Boxer's suggestion, from Motobins, may be a goer, depending on what they
quote for postage.
I recently got a book, the Police Foundation, Motorcycle Roadcraft, sent
over from UK, and, for a wee thin paperback, postage was five english
pounds, so I'm hesitant about ordering two bloody big panniers to me
sent by mail until I get some kind of idea of the postage.
I suppose that if either the Melb or Bris places have the appropriate
panniers, I'd have an excuse for a ride. ;-)
From: Nev.. on 20 Sep 2008 21:12
Biggus :)~ wrote:
> went past there today, didnt seem like much life there.
They don't park customer bikes out on the road, and they all work out
the back... it never looks like much life there. In fact you could be
mistaken for thinking the place was closed even after walking through
the front door some days.
From: Bumblebeeman1150 on 21 Sep 2008 02:05
On Sat, 20 Sep 2008 18:35:25 +1000, CrazyCam
>The bike has the standard BM mounting brackets, and the left hand case
>seems to be an odd, cut out shaped thing.
If your 850R still has its catalytic converter fitted then you can
just remove the muffler, and put a car exhaust tip on the exit pipe in
the jaunty angle of your choosing.
The noise level barely rises, though becomes kind of sportier, the
engine management system copes fine, and you can fit a full-sized left
case. A new foot mounting for the case needs to be made (I can point
you to a source for the design which looks simple enough) but apart
from that all works well.
The genuine cases are brilliant, but never forget to lock them in
place with then handles down. Make it a mantra...
From: George W Frost on 21 Sep 2008 02:26
"Knobdoodle" <knobdoodle(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> "George W Frost" <georgewfrost(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>> "Knobdoodle" <knobdoodle(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> or these:
>> The last one is the only one who offers any sort of postage or delivery
>> the others all have local pick-up
> Well duuh George! Boxer didn't offer postage on his GPZ either but I'm
> sure he's open to negotiation.
Well duhh knobless,
there are plenty of sellers on ebay and elsewhere who will not post to
anywhere else than where they say
for some of them it is too much trouble for packing, postage rates etc.
Sometimes knobless, you really amaze me with your dull attempt at wit and
From: Knobdoodle on 21 Sep 2008 02:45
"George W Frost" <georgewfrost(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Well duhh knobless,
> there are plenty of sellers on ebay and elsewhere who will not post to
> anywhere else than where they say
> for some of them it is too much trouble for packing, postage rates etc.
> Sometimes knobless, you really amaze me with your dull attempt at wit and
Yep; and there's plenty who will happily post it to you if you just ask
them. (especially if they've had no bites locally).
You'd have to be an idiot to not ask. What's an email cost?