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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Radiator Bo!!oc*s
« on: Today at 11:10:48 pm »
I don't mind profanity if it adds to the conversation, i.e. used occasionally for emphasis, exasperation or humour.
What does p*ss me off is when it's just f*** ing punctuation - that's annoying as f***.  *

On this forum it's nearly always the former, and that's fine.

*Attempt at humour. Feel free to edit that, Rae   :-[ :o

I thought the 2nd one, used bike warranty was different from the insured warranty... oui or ?

You mean these two?
- BMW manufacturer's warranty (I believe this is the first 2 years from new)
- BMW 'used bike' warranty (the rest of the bike's life - what you are offered by the BMW dealer on used bikes, and what you can take out as an owner)

I've only had the second variety. Can't speak for the first, but I'm sure someone else can.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Question
« on: Today at 06:53:20 pm »
A good result. And the racing was pretty fine too!

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Radiator Bo!!oc*s
« on: Today at 05:29:42 pm »
I've put the world right for you, Rae.
Feel free to thank me with a pint in June...

Isn't it top fairing off as well as tank?

I can see the little Garmin box - it's stuck to the frame on the right side:


However, mounting it on the bike is doing my head in with options.  With nowhere to bolt something on the handlebars, I have considered BMW's option on the battery cover and spent a while looking at other options, but there are so few out there.

Does anyone have any best other options which are non-destructive to the bike?  I don't really fancy making holes anywhere to fit one.

<salesman mode>
What you need is my RAM mount thingummie.  ;D

It mounts where the BMW badge is, in the middle of the fork yoke. Pop the badge out, screw the RAM mount in.

I have a Garmin clamp that fits the RAM mount too:

</salesman mode>

(But no wiring is for sale from me. I can't be arsed to remove the Garmin wiring that goes with it. It seems to go under tank and fairing somewhere...)

The Whiskey Barrel / Expensive
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:17:48 pm »
I hate the stuff, but you lot will enjoy reading this. Probably:

But is it art?

The Euro K Club Lounge / North West 200
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:45:55 pm »
If you like road racing, here are Thursday's evening races from the North West 200:

To save you searching, the races start at:
Supersport 600     0h 13m
Superstock 1000   1h 55m
Supertwins 600     2h 50m

They'll be more at the same link on Sunday, since they're posted one day behind (they don't race Friday).
It might be live on Saturday too (red button?), but I couldn't find it.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Corbin seat and smuggler tank on Ebay.
« on: May 18, 2018, 10:32:07 am »
Looks good, Mick. Mine is a bit less subtle than that.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Corbin seat and smuggler tank on Ebay.
« on: May 18, 2018, 07:47:22 am »
Better than a tank in my testicles!

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: bag or top box for shirts.
« on: May 18, 2018, 07:46:13 am »

Blimey is that picture from a 1970's Penthouse magazine  ;D

You were looking at the ads?

I love the simpering text. It says rather more about how dumb men can be, believing a crease-free shirt could start that train of thought.

She's actually saying, 'Graph paper? Must be a nerd.'

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: bag or top box for shirts.
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:16:11 pm »
One word - polyester.

She's had to turn her head away because of the polyester armpit stench, but hey, no wrinkles...

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Corbin seat and smuggler tank on Ebay.
« on: May 17, 2018, 08:59:28 pm »
New custom seat. Now before you go urrggggghhhhh, I did specifically ask for 0.5-1" higher seat, so most of what you can see is that extra, which squashes down.
Not as astheically pleasing as the original seat or a Sargent/Corbyn, but if you went for a standard build, it would be lower and look fine and dandy.
It appears very well finished.

Only ridden it for an hour, but it was definitely comfier in two areas:
- height (gives me a little more wriggle room)
- there's a hump at the front to stop you sliding forward

An hour isn't long enough to say in terms of long term comfiness, but it certainly feels more relaxing.
I'll be doing 2 * 1 hour stints tomorrow, so I can get more of an idea then.


K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: New to me
« on: May 17, 2018, 04:27:00 pm »
Agree about the training thing. The wife and I did a weekend training with an ex-Police Scotland motorcycle trainer and we both benefitted from it greatly.

We both passed the enhanced rider scheme, FWIW.


Excellent video, Turbo - very good commentary. I thought at first he had added it afterwards, but maybe it was live. If so, even more impressive.
Good to hear him stirring the box coming up to potential overtakes, and all the 'look for hedge gaps, houses', etc

Strange sounding bike he had - a big twin?

Praise or Shame / Leather repairs
« on: May 17, 2018, 01:34:44 pm »
Not a personal recommendation, but the Halvarssons sales chappy said this is who they use for repairs, so they must be reasonable good:

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