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Offline fjtwelve

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2017, 12:18:13 pm »
Following my 05.51 in the dark on a deserted dual carriageway conversation with 2 uniformed gentleman in a bmw x5 with special blue light option, I have been invited on an educational course -RIDE - which despite the name is a classroom course by devon and cornwall police.

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2017, 01:32:08 pm »
As I always say, if you can see 'them', even if they are unmarked, then they can see you.

How slow were you going this time? Obviously slow enough for an X5 to catch you...

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2017, 01:32:38 pm »
Not a bad outcome for 87 MPH.

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2017, 07:11:47 pm »
302 tanks
52342 miles although I seem to have lost some somewhere compared to the odometer
Average £1.25/litre nearly all Shell Vpower
£6890.09 on fuel or 13p/mile
5552.36 litres
43.06mpg computer says 46.22 or 7% optimistic
Average speed 53.39mph
Other costs (servicing, parts, accessories, speeding fines) £6890.09
Total £16323.97
31.19p a mile

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2017, 09:17:27 pm »
The RIDE in a classroom course. £125. With the option being £100 and 3 points, or court. What was that about differential pricing again? Not even any bread and water either. Man up.

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2017, 11:12:01 pm »

71016. As seen in its natural habitat

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2017, 07:43:20 pm »
72000. Bike in ocean over weekend for mot and service



That's not very pretty so here's one of my digs at dawn

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2017, 08:46:36 am »
Have now clocked 54000 on the bike and my little spreadsheet tells me I have averaged 53.4mph so that's 1000 hours in the saddle.  :o

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #38 on: November 13, 2017, 06:30:26 pm »
So the service said the uj in the shaft drive has 2 very stiff bearings. Also the plastic airbox over the plugs started to crack when they tried to get it off so they didn't so no spark plug change. So back in in a couple of weeks to sort it all out. They say they will give me a loan bike for a week.....

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2017, 07:39:48 pm »
Have you told them how many miles it will do in a week?

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2017, 11:00:27 pm »
So the service said the uj in the shaft drive has 2 very stiff bearings. Also the plastic airbox over the plugs started to crack when they tried to get it off so they didn't so no spark plug change. So back in in a couple of weeks to sort it all out. They say they will give me a loan bike for a week.....
I think that they are talking about the plastic pipework for the breather system. Delicate at the best of times and has to be removed with care to get at the sparkplugs.
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Re: K1200S
« Reply #41 on: November 27, 2017, 06:00:06 pm »
They have given me a new (512miles) R1200 RS for the week. I have discovered this morning that there is not as much weather protection as the K12. It absolutely chucked it down for 90 miles over Bodmin and Dartmoor and tried pretty hard for the remaining 60 as well. The dip beam is better spread than the K but full beam is worse, as I found because it was dark as well as raining. Fuel economy is much better though, around 55mpg on the computer. When you can read the display that is, because the characters are small and the screen gets covered in water. Don't think its going to be on the replacement list when the K12 pops her clogs. Just need to wait until the K13s get affordable....

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #42 on: November 27, 2017, 06:56:13 pm »
I applaud the lengths to which you go (literally) on our behalf in an effort to find the next bike that might replace the K  8)

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Re: K1200S
« Reply #43 on: December 04, 2017, 07:23:08 pm »
73000 this morning in the dark and rain, not much of a photo opportunity. Bike fitted with new plugs and the secondary air feed, and the new UJ in the shaft drive, another £921.52 thankyou very much. Plus a new visor and pinlock rounds it up to a grand this month and I haven't bought any petrol yet. The bike sounds quite aggressive at tickover, the Akra spitting out shots of gas, or maybe its because I've had captain civilized puttering away inoffensively for a week and forgotten. I had to re-train my thumbs to go back to indicators on the left again last week, after taking 3 years to remove the habit of the previous 37 years. Hence my signaling and lights was all over the place this morning. And watch out for pump 12 at Exeter services, varies between biblical flood rate and off in a nanometer of trigger movement, and yes it did splash all over the tank harness.


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Re: K1200S
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2017, 01:51:29 pm »
Quick 350 mile blip to london and back. I mean what elsecdo you do on a wednesday afternoon?