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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #30 on: September 06, 2021, 07:05:03 pm »
Your gearbox was a well-used 15 year old one. That's what!

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #31 on: September 06, 2021, 07:24:51 pm »
Look forward to you trotting such out on the KTM website :)

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #32 on: September 06, 2021, 08:52:45 pm »
I think there's no denying KTM have had their fair share of hilarious issues. If BMW and KTM were in a bar they'd have to agree they both have their problems. Otherwise they'd just go on and on and nobody would ever want to drink with them.

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2021, 05:57:57 pm »
My issue at pointing the finger at other manufacturers...if any of you guys have just bought a K1300s and rolled up here, oblivious to BMW’s behaviour and down right stupidity between September 04 and 09 with their early K models BMW are out there by the proverbial mile when it comes to **** ups, and it took e’m nearly 5 years...to sort it.

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #34 on: September 12, 2021, 03:45:04 pm »
Looks like I’m K owner now!

Just got back after a 5hr round trip. HP2 is gone unfortunately but this rides so much nicer for my riding. Certainly shifts!  8)

May need to look at screen extenders and some lower pegs but other than that just need to get used to riding it. Strange that after 5 years of “adventure” bikes i feel like i am back on a proper bike again? No disrespect to adventure bike riders as will no doubt get another at some point.









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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #35 on: September 12, 2021, 06:47:18 pm »
 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Congrats, Colin.

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #36 on: September 12, 2021, 09:27:32 pm »
That looks great. We'll done!   :winkthumbs:
Correct rear brake use is scientifically proven to shorten stopping distances in EVERY road situation.

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2021, 09:28:59 pm »
Hurrah! Agree, looking good. Congrats!
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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2021, 11:37:08 am »
Nice one. Did it come with the Sport Cases?

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2021, 05:03:00 pm »
Nice one. Did it come with the Sport Cases?

No sport cases so will find a set of them once i need them. Might get a tail pack or tank bag for now though

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2021, 07:42:17 pm »
Well done Sir hope you enjoy it, tail pack of varying size and tank bag every time for us.

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2021, 08:09:31 pm »
Any recommendations for tank bags or tail packs? Would be handy to be able to fit a helmet in the tail pack just to save carrying if i stop on a day out

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2021, 08:24:28 pm »
Any recommendations for tank bags or tail packs? Would be handy to be able to fit a helmet in the tail pack just to save carrying if i stop on a day out

The left sports case will take most helmets, but a few with fancy sticky out tail venty things won't fit. As I found out.
Sports cases look quite nice to me too, as panniers go. But then again, I have no taste.

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2021, 08:51:13 pm »
Any recommendations for tank bags or tail packs? Would be handy to be able to fit a helmet in the tail pack just to save carrying if i stop on a day out

Bagster tank cover and two different tank bags depending on trip or day out,BM rear rake and BM also does a 50l bag slips straight on, two loops underneath the bag and a strap either side that clip onto the side rail, have used that combo for years.

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Re: Hello from Essex
« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2021, 09:04:43 pm »
When needs be... blimey done some filtering miles with that combo.



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