Got to test out my lil’ flying toy this weekend! And since it was just 2 of us and we both had a little bit more time on our side, we decided to go a little further this SundayMorningRide and get ourselves lost in Tangkak.
We had intended to head to Sedili for some soft-boiled eggs served in a coffee cup this Sunday Morning. But we not only ended up NOT having any soft-boiled eggs, but we also discovered a nice hangout place in Desaru – the Koref Desaru Leisure Farm!
I’ve been using Motul’s 7100 fully synthetic 4-stroke motor oils since my Pulsar riding days and have so far been pretty pleased with it. It’s reasonably priced and very readily available here in Singapore – which probably explains why its rather popular in this region.
BMW calls for SAE 5W40 API SL / JASO MA2 spec’ed oil for the R1200GS wethead. And since we never experience winter in this part of the world, Motul’s 7100 10W40 API SN JASO MA2 4T oil would likely be suitable. In fact, even the BMW dealer here – PML – uses Shell’s Advance Ultra 10W40 motorcycle oil.
Since I had an old bottle of 15W50 with the remnant of my last DIY oil change on the Pulsar, I took it out and placed it beside the 10W40 just out of Continue reading “Motul 7100 4T – French or French Colony?”
This Sunday Morning Ride, we went back to Batu Layer Beach – with 14 bikes!
Vesak Day – a public holiday in Singapore, falls on a Tuesday. So what better way to celebrate it, than to take the Monday off and go for a 4D3N long weekend ride! Six bikes – divided into 2 teams head up to Cameron. The Honda ST1100, VFR800X and the R1200GS started the journey on Saturday morning, while the XJ6 Diversion, Super 4 and the F700GS made their way up towards KL in the evening.
Ever since someone planted the visual of a R1200GSA association with a cow in my mind, that image kinda stuck there. And since I have the R1200GS and not the GSA, I figured that I have that small window of opportunity to alter that mental image before someone else injects another visual…. LOL!
Perfect weather, perfect buddies, perfect route, perfect scenery, perfect destination, perfect meal, perfect off-road experience, makes for a perfect Sunday Morning Ride!
After a 2 week hiatus due to family commitments, it was back to Sunday Morning Ride! And this Sunday, we headed to Gunung Berlumut!
I’m a huge proponent of hearing protection while motorcycle riding. Long exposures to elevated noise levels WILL permanently damage hearing. And it’s not so much of the engine or exhaust noise, but the wind noise generated when riding at speeds that is blasting at the rider’s ear drums.
Some of you may have known that I had a poor experience with Pinlock’s motorcycle riding-specific earplugs. While they DO filter out the wind noise while keeping conversations legible really effectively, they get very uncomfortable after a long ride. My ears would hurt. And I wasn’t the only one experiencing this – 2 of my other riding buddies had a similar discomfort experience with Pinlock.
While 3M disposable foam earplugs seal noise EXTREMELY well, I didn’t like it that it blocks voice conversations too well too. The 3M foam’ies also makes it difficult to hear through my Sena 20S bluetooth communicator. So there I was on a quest to search for the perfect motorcycle riding-specific earplugs that come with a tuned noise filter. And then I found these… Continue reading “Alpine MotoSafe Tour Earplugs Review”
After quite a bit of use, the once-shiny stainless steel exhaust headers on the BMW R1200GS is beginning to look a little dated. Thick brown-black crud and rust has collected on its surface and looks like it’s slowly eating into the metal. I’ve seen some YouTube videos on an inexpensive homemade solution to rust removal….
Yes – Harpic! That magical toilet cleaner also works great on the stainless steel exhaust headers! Continue reading “DIY $3.50 Exhaust Header Rust Removal”