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Title: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on November 23, 2016, 07:58:05 am
So back in the saddle again after microplonker suspended their Dutch plans bringing my propeller set lifestyle to an end. So first trip is a small blip to brummie land to see ailing mother in law and we have railway closing rain, winds against me by 180 degrees, the Indian summer ended with temperatures in single figures before the chill factor is applied. Think a trip to the nec to find some bargain weather proofs my be required
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: black-k1 on November 23, 2016, 08:11:22 am
Have a great time at the NEC but one thing I have learned over the years in the saddle, there is no such thing as bargain weatherproofs.  Anything actually worth the name of weatherproof, that’s going to keep you warm when the temperature is in single figures , dry when the rain is in the “Angus” category, and will offer more than “light cotton” levels of abrasion protection when you need it most, will not be cheap. It may be discounted but even then it’s going to cost a lot of money.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on November 23, 2016, 09:14:12 am
Agreed. I have the layers for warm and the leathers for abrasion, needing a new waterproof layer. Due to stretched finances over the last few years have found that £60-70 will buy a set that will last a year/20000 miles. Would dearly love to invest in a proper set but think that's going to be next year
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Twisty on November 23, 2016, 10:22:10 am
A long long time ago when the boy was pre-school (he's 40 now) we had a sidecar outfit. On said outfit I felt protective gear was unnecessary so wore warm clothing covered by a Helly Hansen bright yellow yachting waterproofs. You know the sort, trousers come up to your armpits. Surprisingly warm, stopped ALL of the wind, and TOTALLY waterproof.  ;D
 8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on November 23, 2016, 01:59:29 pm
I agree! I have often looked at marine store offerings figuring that if they can stop water coming at you from 360 x 360 x 360 degrees all at the same time and in a force 14 then they ought to beat the wet weather on a bike.

I currently run a BMW Climat Somethingorother two-piece waterproof which is, with a bit of warmth thrown in.

The only downside is it makes me invisible as it is blacker than a black thing on black day and on a black bike at night I need a flouro vest for peace of mind.

Brian (who also considers riding without the flouro to be just as safe cos if they can't see him then they can't hit him  ::) )
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on November 28, 2016, 10:19:21 pm
Well never got to the nec but managed 900miles in the week. Think the highest temperature I saw was 9 degrees but hey it never rained.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: JackSnipe on November 28, 2016, 11:14:42 pm
So Twisty joined the navy and felt a man ! Agree the nautical approach or similar was the way to go in yesteryear. When I had my first bike in 1975 my winter attire consisted of waterproof overtrousers (For walking) and mucho layers plus Donkey jacket topped off with a green Cagoule. I had decent boots on with thick socks, body and head were fine (Still are actually if I say it myself ..) but hands were freezing, no matter if  wearing inner gloves flecked with  silver ( foil I presume) with  despatch riders gauntlet's and or handle bar muffs ( Hated the daft things as they got in the way really)

 For typical inclement  winter days I like that new fangled thing we Europeans call  a voiture.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on November 29, 2016, 07:14:42 am
I can vouch for the effectiveness of ski-wear. Thermals, gloves and trousers have all seen off daylong drenchings... a good way to get value from one of the worlds shortest skiing careers... also a relief that on a bike I can do more than turn left and fall over to stop! 🙃
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on November 29, 2016, 09:07:31 am
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: black-k1 on November 29, 2016, 09:19:05 am
You can’t beat good old fashioned PVC for being both wind and waterproof. As a “yoof” I used to have a set (jacket and trousers) that I got from a fishing shop then used to ride my bike 25 miles each way to college in all weathers. Non motorcycle waterproofs do however, have a number of problems:

1.   If it’s not breathable and the temperature goes up a bit then you can end up being pretty sweaty and smelly.
2.   They offer no impact or abrasion protection so you need to wear a protective layer underneath. This has an effect on 1 above.
3.   As they often don’t have storm cuffs and collars the rain almost always finds its way in through the joins at the neck and wrists. The neck, in particular, can be a real leakage site, even with dedicate motorcycle waterproofs.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on November 29, 2016, 11:08:01 am
Point 3 is a really valid one for all-day, all-weather riders. The BMW suit I use at the moment has great double cuffs to get the glove between and a built-in, very high, storm collar with integral thin cotton 'hood' to keep the collar up under the rim of the helmet. Totally weather-proof.......but

If it is raining, or it is forecast, when you set out, then it all works perfectly. However, if you have to stop to don the thing when it starts raining unexpectedly, then you either get a wet head taking the helmet off to make the collar watertight or you don't bother and just snuggle the collar up as best you can whilst trying not to get saturated hands to go inside your lovely waterproof and thus far, dry gloves  ::)

The other thing to look for on a suit is trouser bottoms which open to the waist(ish) so you can get them on over your boots without falling over doing the dance of the drunken spider.

Brian (who insists the waterproof and breathable suit has not been invented and as far as his perspiration goes, never will be  >:( )
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 05, 2016, 12:57:12 pm
The European rain frint intersected perfectly with my progress through the south west on Saturday , ruining a half days cleaning in 30 minutes. However that was as nothing compared to the splattering I got this morning on an early start run back to Cornwall. -2C with frost covered roads to +10C.
Heated seats? Who needs 'em?
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Shed of the week
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Detailing
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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on December 05, 2016, 03:12:36 pm
Msg received , it's cold up there.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on December 05, 2016, 04:00:08 pm
 8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 05, 2016, 05:14:45 pm
Aaaaand back in the garage. various weird and wonderful stuff from my son for cleaning and restored to some semblance of presentable. ready for 48000mile service tomorrow, first at Ocean Falmouth. Rang this afternoon, in at 830 in the morning :o

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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on December 05, 2016, 07:09:29 pm
One hates to even think about asking this question Martin, but here goes...

Having done the unthinkable and kept a BMW well past its sell-by date of 40,000 miles, are you intent on keeping this one and riding it into the ground?

Brian (who sold his 1150GS at 42 and his K12 at 38, so on average he stuck to the rule  ::) )

PS Nice little hairdresser's car on the drive mate  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 05, 2016, 09:05:28 pm
First I heard of a sell by date
I have a habit of running stuff into the ground. I had my original FJ for over 20 years. Not sure id get much over £3k for the K as it is now with the mileage and its worth far more than that to me. Its in reasonable nick (8 years old, there's paint bubbling and i'm wearing the paint off the plastic in some places, there spots of rust here and there) and worth maintaining. Now i'm back in the UK for a while the monthly mileage is probably about to head back to 1500 or more. I reckon if I keep using it every day and keep BMW servicing it it should be OK for a few miles yet. When it wears out I might get a 13 , never say never. I have a r1200RS for a courtesy bike tomorrow, never say never
As for the hairdresser, my wife loves her car, to the extent I just had to shell out £2k for a new engine after the cam belt dropped a few teeth at 105k miles. Shes up in brum in my nicely run in 535d with 182k miles on it.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 06, 2016, 11:16:06 am
Big brother just caught up with me. Because of my ban in April bmw insurance wont allow me a courtesy bike. And there was me about to get my hands on a r12rs
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on December 06, 2016, 11:39:39 am
Miserable sods! It wasn't for killing a bus queue full of nuns and children, it was only making progress, occifer!

Honestly, they build a bike that can do warp speed and then tell you off when you use it  ::)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 06, 2016, 02:40:42 pm
Complete new three seal set going in rear hub. The rear pads are contaminated with oil but are almost at the limit anyway so new pads. Seeing as this service also includes oil, filter, plugs, air filter, valve clearances, etc, the  TPS will have to wait til the budget allows, and as for the centre stand I idly asked about (£180 fitted)...
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 06, 2016, 05:56:25 pm
If I didn't have bad luck i'd have no luck atall
They've broken the pulling tool (specially made by bmw to be weaker than the hub so they don't break the hub) while trying to pull the hub apart so they can do the seals. :-\
However while checking the valve clearances they had a good look at the radiator and whilst  there are some signs of corrosion its in good nick so they sprayed some protective gunk on it from inside. Hopefully another season secured
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on December 06, 2016, 06:25:22 pm
Probably all those recalled bikes having their hubs pulled. One wonders if they heated it with the special waffle iron first  ::)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 07, 2016, 02:44:57 pm
Couldn't get a replacement tool today (let slip it had cost him about £80k to set up workshop in bmw training and tooling, hope the training was better than the tools) today and I have a 300 mile blip to Bridgewater tomorrow so they stuck it all back together with new bevel drive oil and the old brake pads. Appears to have lost about 30mls of oil out of the bevel. Go back later.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 10, 2016, 11:50:55 am
So mad with myself. Scratched fairing on wall at side of drive  >:(

Went to get punctured tyre back from benhams this morning. Even bigger sale, autojumble too of a big pile of parts and accessories. And that one piece oversuit I was looking for at the start of this thread? Bmw one reduced from £120 cost me £52.50 thankyou. See if this lasts any longer than previous ones
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: TomL on December 10, 2016, 02:10:31 pm
So mad with myself. Scratched fairing on wall at side of drive  >:(
Bugger >:(
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on December 10, 2016, 03:00:33 pm
Welcome to the club. That's why the mudguard on the 12 was re-sprayed so many times; a bloody Greek urn outside the front door which I managed to not see many times and two of those times resulted in gouges up the front.

Think yourself lucky you don't have a 13 as the fairing is wider and more slab-sided.

I await effectivity and longevity reports on the BMW rain suit.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on December 10, 2016, 08:39:18 pm
And 13 doesn't have the inside protective "mushroom " in the right side simply cause doesn't fit. One and some of the first edition 12 didn't,  but then it was offered as a an additional part, detail offered for clarification.   
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on December 30, 2016, 08:53:17 am
Back in today to get the seals done but the technician has called in sick. Not that I'm atall suspicious >:(
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on December 30, 2016, 08:05:04 pm
Not a cynical bone in your body  ::)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on January 22, 2017, 02:50:49 pm
The rain suit has just done a weeks service and about 750 miles. The colour (formerly known as yellow but now just unpleasantly dirty) certainly catches the tin box drivers eye although one lady drove onto a roundabout as I was rounding it without looking in which case it doesnt matter what colour you are.
It is relatively easy to get on as the gussets on the very long (above knee) zips are large, to the point they catch in the zip til you develop a knack. The suit seals way better than anything I've worn for years,even though its unlined I have dispensed with my thin long sleeved top for anything above zero and up to 90 mins. I had to stop and put the top on last night after about 80 miles but it was -3C   and foggy and I had another 80 miles to go. There are no drafts or air leaks atall. Doesn't flap on the wind. One small external pocket is handy. Its been through wet bits but downpours yet but think I got a bargain
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on January 22, 2017, 03:28:15 pm
I reckon you got a decent suit there Martin  8)

As one who doesn't 'do' wet, I think £52 to keep dry just once on a long journey is well worth it. If it lasts you a full season you are not only dry but quids in  ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: richtea on January 22, 2017, 06:40:03 pm
I reckon you got a decent suit there Martin  8)

As one who doesn't 'do' wet, I think £52 to keep dry just once on a long journey is well worth it. If it lasts you a full season you are not only dry but quids in  ;D

Agreed. Here's my stuff. Good for 2 years, and about 16k miles so far, which probably equates to 20-30 uses. Lets say £2 per wet / cold ride:

http://www.getgeared.co.uk/richa-rain-warrior-jacket-wp-black

http://www.getgeared.co.uk/richa-rain-warrior-trousers-wp-black
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on January 22, 2017, 09:40:30 pm
Like my BMW suit, blacker than a black thing on black day!

Brian (who thinks it should be illegal to sell rain suits that are not flouro  8) )
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on January 30, 2017, 09:00:04 pm
Made the mistake of wishing it would rain and wash all the salty black sticky slippery shyte away. Rewarded with 3 hours of pelting rain all the way home on Friday night. Dry as a bone thankyou rainsuit, although I have decided I need some new gloves now as these at least 5 year old Hein gerickes are no longer waterproof.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on January 30, 2017, 10:24:17 pm
In the interim, carry a few pairs of 'diesel' gloves from a petrol station. One pair under and one pair over will keep your pinkies nice and dry as long as you are not a sweaty girl like me  8)

Brian (who loves diesel gloves as weird party ballons, freezer bags for bananas, sausages etc., short-term tool rolls, work gloves for delicate things and emergency prophylactics  ::) )
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on February 03, 2017, 07:19:07 pm
Oh and spend a minute making sure you have carefully sealed the zip storm flap and done up the Velcro as the suit has just proved how good it is at keeping in water from this evenings monsoon. You can probably guess where the water ended up  :-\
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on February 03, 2017, 09:34:05 pm
We've all been there, all done that  8)

Brian (who says those smug b'stards who have never done it, two words of wisdom, you will  8) )
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on February 06, 2017, 12:52:36 pm
Nothing worse then riding along in the rain feeling all snug and warm, then that first feeling of cold water seeping into the love-spud area.. Before you know it they're making friends with your tonsils to keep warm  :o
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on February 06, 2017, 03:03:27 pm
One hates to even think about asking this question Martin, but here goes...

Having done the unthinkable and kept a BMW well past its sell-by date of 40,000 miles, are you intent on keeping this one and riding it into the ground?

Brian (who sold his 1150GS at 42 and his K12 at 38, so on average he stuck to the rule  ::) )

PS Nice little hairdresser's car on the drive mate  8)

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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on February 06, 2017, 08:42:43 pm
Sell it, sell it, sell it!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on February 19, 2017, 08:52:02 pm
Momentarily clean at 51000
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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on February 20, 2017, 01:02:34 pm
I'm sure there was a shiny black thing in that dark garden somewhere. And still on the black rims I note, nice!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on February 20, 2017, 01:31:06 pm
After this morning, also available in brown
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on February 20, 2017, 01:40:22 pm
😱
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on March 13, 2017, 05:40:01 pm
Bucked the trend yesterday, sun and dry roads strewth, went to Lands End to check it was still there, and then along the B3306 to try and get rid of those fowl strips. Not yet gone but finally can feel the difference of the 55 ratio rear tyre after 3 months of bent wheel and slippery shyte. Unsure if I like it, seems to tip in very suddenly rather than steady roll in on 50 profile. Anyway we shall persevere

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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on March 13, 2017, 05:48:50 pm
I agree! With the bit about the 55 tipping in more suddenly than the roll-in of the 50, not about Land's End still being there!

But, did I miss something? Like why are you running a 55 on the 12?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on March 13, 2017, 05:51:20 pm
Oh and I thought I might take a picture every 1000 miles. After the 50000 one below, I missed 51000, so here's one at 52000 in the exotic surroundings of Taunton Deane service station
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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on March 13, 2017, 05:52:20 pm
I agree! With the bit about the 55 tipping in more suddenly than the roll-in of the 50, not about Land's End still being there!

But, did I miss something? Like why are you running a 55 on the 12?

When I had the puncture saga before Christmas it was the only tyre I could get hold of on the day
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on March 13, 2017, 09:44:05 pm
Ah! Needs must and all that...
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on March 25, 2017, 01:05:07 pm
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53000 and counting on the A370, a contender for the worst surfaced and dirtiest road in Britain. Knocks 5psi out of my tyres every week coats the bike in mud slurry and exercises my sphincter as I slide around to and from Bristol
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on March 25, 2017, 01:20:12 pm
And a stone cold motor and no fuel to boot  :o

And gawd knows what all that banging is doing to your ball-joints.  Oops, sorry, didn't mean to mention ball-joints...
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on March 26, 2017, 11:27:22 pm
Finally found a use for the mud, you can tell the difference between wet, muddy, and dry riding
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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 04, 2017, 01:03:40 pm
54001 miles on the A30 just west of Exeter. If you look carefully you can see the rut in the road that I've worn over the last 8or9 years
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Narrow escape last night on the way back from work in the dark, tipping into one of the better lefthanders near Bridgwater nearly found myself wearing a small deer on my left elbow. Fortunately it happened so quick neither of us jumped and passed each other about 6" apart, which at about 60 (officer) was close enough thankyou. That be another slippery patch on the road then...
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 04, 2017, 06:22:38 pm
My Info button has stopped working. Looked like a loose connection as it flickered away, leaving me with a clock showing the wrong time, that occasionally flicks itself to another wrong time. Is this a complete lhs switchgear replacement ?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on April 04, 2017, 07:25:42 pm
Yes and remember they are a type 3 , complain and get the new one for free.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 07, 2017, 11:02:35 pm
Bloody sunshine and  dry roads making my bike go too fast and making what's left of my radiator get too hot. Will have to take the lining out of my trousers at this rate  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 10, 2017, 01:42:57 pm
If I didn't have bad luck i'd have no luck atall
They've broken the pulling tool (specially made by bmw to be weaker than the hub so they don't break the hub) while trying to pull the hub apart so they can do the seals. :-\
However while checking the valve clearances they had a good look at the radiator and whilst  there are some signs of corrosion its in good nick so they sprayed some protective gunk on it from inside. Hopefully another season secured

The radiator is "coming apart at the bottom" now apparently, although not leaking. Amazing how things change  ???. Photos to be seen when I collect the bike. Other than that just wearing things out - front pads are nearly worn out. And the rear disc is borderline.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 10, 2017, 08:23:41 pm
Excellent afternoon run along mostly empty a39 from Falmouth to Bridgwater, north coast of Cornwall and Devon in the sunshine highly recommended . Apart from the cold North wind against me (have to whinge about something 8))
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 10, 2017, 09:58:34 pm
Drip, whinge, moan. You K12 riders are all the same  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on April 11, 2017, 07:28:53 pm
It's hot 23 down here, but the bike is in for throttle potentiometer reconfiguration , me the stupid me messed up when i did a battery swap, why the hell had to do it? Go figure.
The worshed news are that both head and 2ic mechanics are attenting a seminar for the new 310 until Thursday. The boss called and said no one should tuch my bike, he will do the pc reconfiguration by himself.  So until Thursday am in standby mode.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 11, 2017, 07:52:49 pm
I'm rather confused Costas.

I thought it was a simple do-it-yourself re-set. No?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on April 12, 2017, 08:07:55 am
Well it didn't work in mine.
Symptoms review: Open throttle up to o half its way all OK,  then crack it all the way , fealing of a huge gap, motor gasping in need for fuel, then fuel arrives motor opens so suddenly almost throwing rider fm bike
Tomorrow the final verdict. Post will follow.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 12, 2017, 08:01:08 pm
When you remove and refit/battery, the THrottle Position Sensor reset process as I understand it is...

1 Ignition on, do NOT start engine

2 Slowly open throttle fully
3 Hold at full throttle for a few seconds
4 Slowly close throttle fully

5 Repeat 2 - 4 above twice more

6 Ignition off

Operation complete.

Is this what you did Costas?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on April 12, 2017, 08:09:19 pm
Step 2 is where was wrong , by hesitating and turning throttle very slowly, acoarding to the mechanic a very common mistake.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 12, 2017, 08:16:38 pm
Very interesting!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on April 13, 2017, 01:24:56 pm
Got the bike, it took them only 20 minutes in the pc and 5 minutes for a test run. It was very clear in the pc readings that someone (me obviously) had messed with the throttle.  No charge only a smile and a nod . Am feeling a bit imparassed have to admit.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 13, 2017, 02:00:12 pm
£20 here in UK I reckon  :(
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 13, 2017, 10:05:09 pm
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/WP_20170413_16_59_48_Pro_zpsxnbrlmjw.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/WP_20170413_16_59_48_Pro_zpsxnbrlmjw.jpg.html)

55000 outside Bridgwater cemetery. Well I didn't want to go in did I.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on April 14, 2017, 09:46:27 am
 ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on April 14, 2017, 07:44:41 pm
When you remove and refit/battery, the THrottle Position Sensor reset process as I understand it is...

1 Ignition on, do NOT start engine

2 Slowly open throttle fully
3 Hold at full throttle for a few seconds
4 Slowly close throttle fully

5 Repeat 2 - 4 above twice more

6 Ignition off

Operation complete.

Is this what you did Costas?
Is this every time you disconnect the battery, even for a second, I was connecting a power point for charging my phone?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 14, 2017, 08:00:55 pm
In theory, yes!

Of course, whatever it is that loses its marbles, I doubt it loses it in a split second. But, bearing in mind it takes less than ten seconds to reset the TPS, it isn't worth taking the risk.

Certainly, I do it every time the 12v feed is interrupted  😇
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 15, 2017, 07:35:58 pm
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/WP_20170415_14_24_34_Pro_zpsvezxy7gv.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/WP_20170415_14_24_34_Pro_zpsvezxy7gv.jpg.html)

Free bonus photo of Tintern Abbey on a run home through the welsh borders on the A49. Lovely in the sunny bits , but cool in the shade and perishing on the rest of the journey on the m5 where needless to say the wind was against me all the way from Bristol to Falmouth  >:(
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 16, 2017, 11:40:52 am
I think at the speeds you ride the wind is against you at all times  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on April 17, 2017, 04:05:58 pm
I like that picture , K is for the roads any roads and undoutebly is a jewel for them roads,  like especially the details such as the tank bag and it's cover.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 17, 2017, 06:00:14 pm
Yees, the tank bag. Bought a Bagster last August. First the rain cover split but fair play I got a new, and more durable replacement. Now the rear offside clip has come off. So back to customer service tomorrow.
 :(

 just got my 27 year old Baglux I used on my fj out of the roof and found it fits. Plastic section on top are split and zips a bit stiff, but otherwise serviceable
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 17, 2017, 06:37:11 pm
They (probably) don't make 'em like that anymore.

Talking of which, SWIMBO wanted a new gym bag as part of her Xmas box. She was particularly fond of the old vinyl-look vinyl one but couldn't find a replacement that fitted the bill.

Smart ass here did find the new version of it and when I told the customer service guy that it was to replace her old one that was falling apart he offered to replace it free of charge till I told him it was 22 years old! At less than a pound a year if the new one lasts half as long etc. etc.  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on April 18, 2017, 10:23:52 am
That proves it, one more time, they never make them like they used to do.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 24, 2017, 09:18:30 am
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/WP_20170424_06_27_29_Pro_zpsvhswunuj.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/WP_20170424_06_27_29_Pro_zpsvhswunuj.jpg.html)

Where else would I be at 0630 on a Monday morning? Wishing I was warmer for a start (1.5C). 56001 by the way
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 24, 2017, 12:24:39 pm
I do admire (and indeed applaud), your tenacity and strength of will to keep on stopping and taking such evocative piccies for us.

Either that or you needed to wrap your pinkies round the silencer whilst doing warm-up exercises  ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on April 24, 2017, 04:56:41 pm
Looking at the picture again reminds me of the scene in the blues brothers where in the church the sun streams through the window "Do you see the light? I see the light! I'm gonna get the and back together" followed by john belushi back flipping down the aisle.
 I saw the threads on my tyres so am booked in for a set of Roadtec01s on Tuesday and if you think any back flipping is coming up I'll have to disappoint you
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 24, 2017, 05:30:31 pm
🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂🙃🙂
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on April 24, 2017, 09:09:51 pm
Today I was mostly freezing to death while riding around the highlands, temperatures max 4 C and generally 1 to 2C, lots of snow falling. Do BMW Mottorad make a plough accessory for a K1200S?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on April 24, 2017, 11:09:56 pm
No, but they do do stabilisers....

(http://i1285.photobucket.com/albums/a598/phmode/2E4AF592-85FB-481B-AF79-21FE4FCE3A2A_zpsljxnva2w.jpg) (http://s1285.photobucket.com/user/phmode/media/2E4AF592-85FB-481B-AF79-21FE4FCE3A2A_zpsljxnva2w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on April 25, 2017, 07:41:39 am
I like, can bring my Jack Russells as passengers.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 02, 2017, 06:49:31 pm
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/WP_20170502_06_46_39_Pro_zpsu46iy1j8.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/WP_20170502_06_46_39_Pro_zpsu46iy1j8.jpg.html)

Proper fog, and sun, damp and cold after Sundays trundle home in the rain, by this afternoon so warm the bike nearly overheated and I didn't need my leggings for the first time this year. Never a dull moment. Oh, and 57000
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 02, 2017, 06:58:58 pm
You truly are a leg end  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on May 02, 2017, 07:39:40 pm
Nothing can stop us now.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 04, 2017, 08:11:39 pm
Ooh new tyres. Roughly 7500 on the PR3 front and 10500 on the PR4gt rear. As usual they were well past their sell by date and worn into rather strange profiles.  Now on Roadtec01 and all the right size none of this 55 malarkey on the rear.  Getting used to them gripping instead of slithering across the road, certain amount of oversteering to be unlearned. Mechanic at (very busy with tt and other race bikes) JHS was all well this and that might need doing/ have seized up etc til he realised it was only 12 weeks since he last changed the tyres and it all came apart very easily.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 05, 2017, 11:31:20 am
Yes, I always love that grip, roll into corners and perfect minor direction change from new boots.

So, yours will have lost all that in about a weeks time then  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 08, 2017, 11:07:41 am
I know a lot of you have given up work as being bad for your general health and well being, but 3 hours on an almost empty a39 from Truro to Hinkley early on a fresh sunny spring morning makes the whole of  Monday morning a far more tolerable experience. Other than having the sun in my eyes most of the way.
 Highly recommended for a day out for those without the excuse of having to go to work, but travel with the sun at your back
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on May 08, 2017, 11:54:21 am
I have travelled the A39 several times and it's a great road when you can avoid the tourists, and Porlock hill is not as bad as they say  ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: mab1067 on May 08, 2017, 01:19:32 pm
Oh me, you guys down south dont half get the weather. Thought i would take liner out of textiles last week. I mean it is May for gods sake. Anyways left the house at six o'clock and within 3 miles little old snow flake starts flashing away merrily to me.
Needless to the liner is now back in the trousers.
Maybe one day i will remove them for more than a day.

Oh yeah, anybody heard of and or have a whistler that is supposed to frighten off deer from side of the road. 4 sections on route to work where Deer hang about on a morning and last Friday nearly got wiped out by 3 of the lovely animals  ::) ::).

I have never heard of these before??
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: TomL on May 08, 2017, 07:07:01 pm
Apparently only people that sell deer scarer whistles claim that they work. They are a con.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on May 08, 2017, 07:16:09 pm
I have a deer whistle and use it all the time in Normanton, it's been many many years since any deer have been seen in Normanton  ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 08, 2017, 07:36:14 pm
"on route to work where Deer hang about on a morning and last Friday nearly got wiped out by 3 of the lovely animals  ::) ::). "

We'll be starting a club soon. Oh , wait
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: TomL on May 08, 2017, 07:38:02 pm
We get lots of deer in our area and they make a mess when they pop out in front of a bike. Quite often they cross the road in groups so if you see one get ready for his mates to cross the road as well.

The beware deer signs round this way are normally positioned where deer tend to cross the road, so good to be extra careful in the region of the signs especially at dusk.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: richtea on May 08, 2017, 07:40:22 pm
Only hit one deer - in a car. £500 for broken plastic and radiator quite a long time ago. They come fast sideways, and there's not a lot you can do.
I wouldn't want to hit one on a bike.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on May 09, 2017, 08:42:20 pm
I hit a small deer about 15 years ago in a car, made a right mess and i was doing about 30mph.
I've also come across a stag and even in a Transit van his antlers were taller than the van, I think hitting him would have probably seen me impaled.

Leaving near the Ashdown forest (The deer sign has the number of deers killed) has me scared when driving at night and therefore riding a bike even more so, I have often thought about getting one of them whistles, I know they're are used a lot in the USA, although i can't comment on their effectiveness.

Maybe those that say they have tried them without success may not have got a good airflow over them to create the noise
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 09, 2017, 10:01:03 pm
I have a whole set of them off eBay, cheaper that way.

The one for alligators is excellent, never hit a single one.

Ditto the elephant one.

The one for deer works sometimes, but not when I was coming past my old home a few years ago and the little Muntjac took out my nearside headlight.

The Polar bear one is superb, especially in the rutting season 💀
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on May 10, 2017, 05:52:24 am
I have a whole set of them off eBay, cheaper that way.

The one for alligators is excellent, never hit a single one.

Ditto the elephant one.

The one for deer works sometimes, but not when I was coming past my old home a few years ago and the little Muntjac took out my nearside headlight.

The Polar bear one is superb, especially in the rutting season 💀
;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on May 10, 2017, 07:04:44 am
Deer don't like loud exhausts ,especially dear one like deercrapovitch. Loud exhausts save deer.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on May 10, 2017, 07:13:06 am
Deer don't like loud exhausts ,especially dear one like deercrapovitch. Loud exhausts save deer.
There must be a lot Nissan Leaf's (other fully electric cars available) going around with deer debris on their bonnets
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: mab1067 on May 10, 2017, 08:14:56 am
 ;) Well, what can i say?? Should have really expected those very mature responses ::) ::)
Saying that i would have been disappointed if there was no humor. Thats what i like about this forum,lol.
Wont be going down to local outdoor adventure shop to ask anyways. :-X :-X :-X
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: black-k1 on May 10, 2017, 08:38:03 am
I have a whole set of them off eBay, cheaper that way.

The one for alligators is excellent, never hit a single one.

Ditto the elephant one.

The one for deer works sometimes, but not when I was coming past my old home a few years ago and the little Muntjac took out my nearside headlight.

The Polar bear one is superb, especially in the rutting season 💀
;D ;D ;D ;D

The Muntjac ignored the deer whistle as they only listen for the ones in Cantonese or Mandarin. :D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on May 10, 2017, 09:28:37 am
Deer don't like loud exhausts ,especially dear one like deercrapovitch. Loud exhausts save deer.
There must be a lot Nissan Leaf's (other fully electric cars available) going around with deer debris on their bonnets

Yes indeed saw a Nissan Leaf the other day covered in Deer and the old dear driving hadent even noticed. ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 10, 2017, 12:09:38 pm
I have a whole set of them off eBay, cheaper that way.

The one for alligators is excellent, never hit a single one.

Ditto the elephant one.

The one for deer works sometimes, but not when I was coming past my old home a few years ago and the little Muntjac took out my nearside headlight.

The Polar bear one is superb, especially in the rutting season 💀
;D ;D ;D ;D

The Muntjac ignored the deer whistle as they only listen for the ones in Cantonese or Mandarin. :D

👏
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 11, 2017, 12:43:22 pm
Meanwhile back at topic control, I was hoping to provide a picture of a happy bike resting in the sun by the side of the glorious north Devon coast. Anyhow by coincidence the weather intervened, so to celebrate our 40,000th mile anniversary and 58,000 miles on the clock, here's a picture of some damp roadworks in Bridgwater
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/WP_20170511_07_46_24_Pro_zpsi1giblkx.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/WP_20170511_07_46_24_Pro_zpsi1giblkx.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 11, 2017, 03:20:02 pm
Who knew we had topics?

Because we love piccies in here, what is wrong with the intervening 1,000's? Or even 100's! Or 10's?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 14, 2017, 05:47:46 pm
On Friday I travelled south west to home. It started raining as I left Hinkley and continued for the next 150 miles. The wind was happily spinning all the windmills along the north coast as it blew briskly -   from the south west. On Saturday and Sunday it has been dry and sunny and the bike has been standing in the back yard while entertain visitors. Tomorrow as I travel to work it is going to piss down the whole way according to the forecast. I haven't bothered to see which way the wind is blowing but I can probably guess.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 17, 2017, 08:16:54 am
So last night I write to the dealer to book in for the service and say I need the LHS switch replacing as its gone on the blink. Now I know theres an internet of things on the go but how did it know? Because this morning I got on the bike and its fully functional after 5000 miles of random data and no response to any amount of button pushing. :o
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on May 17, 2017, 08:20:23 am
A bit like when you are ill and by the time you get an appointment with the doctor you are better. It's Sods law.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 17, 2017, 11:02:41 pm
There is actually a different name for it I'm sure. But you are right, it knows, it always knows!!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 17, 2017, 11:14:08 pm
So the dealer didn't reply
So its gone back on the blink
 >:(
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 17, 2017, 11:53:34 pm
😱
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on May 18, 2017, 02:19:51 pm
And the discussion about the old deer season will go on and on and on . :) ::)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 20, 2017, 08:32:11 am
You wanted more piccies? Some rides home are better than others. This time last week I was soaked. Over the top of Porlock Hill
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved%20Images_18581470_1593984693979930_4574744819398751579_n_zps47d2zpkd.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved%20Images_18581470_1593984693979930_4574744819398751579_n_zps47d2zpkd.jpg.html)

(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved%20Images_18486379_1593985393979860_722288479262580882_n_zpseta1jdv6.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved%20Images_18486379_1593985393979860_722288479262580882_n_zpseta1jdv6.jpg.html)

(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved%20Images_18528073_1593985677313165_4425006035205708767_n_zps60wq8cuo.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved%20Images_18528073_1593985677313165_4425006035205708767_n_zps60wq8cuo.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 20, 2017, 04:41:22 pm
That scenery almost makes all the rubbish days worthwhile....almost!

Talking of rubbish days, how are the new waterproofs working out?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 20, 2017, 05:19:57 pm
Filthy yellow but still waterproof
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Expo on May 20, 2017, 06:28:31 pm
Great photos ! Blue sea and big sky. Nice bit of colour in a (British) world of gray
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on May 21, 2017, 05:07:48 pm
Gray but the K iluminated those pics .
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 21, 2017, 07:15:07 pm
Found that the tank started airlocking a couple of days ago so did the filler mod today. Also rodded the drain to the top of the filler cap as water was sitting there. The amount of grime under all the panels was unpleasant
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 22, 2017, 01:12:37 pm
I've told you before but you just won't listen; stop riding the bloody bike. Mine is spotless 🤥
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 22, 2017, 04:04:21 pm
Sorry cant hear you got them earplugs in you told me to wear 

(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/20170522_070237_zpsnfcvakum.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/20170522_070237_zpsnfcvakum.jpg.html)

58999 on the clock, 5 or 6 miles South of Bude. If you look very closely you can see Lundy on the horizon just over the trees
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 25, 2017, 06:40:51 pm
A bloody heatwave >:(
Just what you need as your radiator is on its last legs. At 25C in Bristol yesterday was having to switch off at the lights, and had  to go slow on the motorway.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 29, 2017, 06:07:21 pm
This bike is so fiddly to clean
I have found a strong fairy liquid  solution sprayed all over the calipers and discs and left to soak for the duration of a motogp produces a noticeable improvement in braking. However the lever is coming back to the bar nearly, and thats with new pads in. Suggestions?
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/20170529_175437_zpsniqnfs5b.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/20170529_175437_zpsniqnfs5b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Twisty on May 30, 2017, 10:38:22 am
Yes - First don't use any sort of washing-up liquid, it's full of salt!

Bleed your brakes?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: richtea on May 30, 2017, 11:26:39 am

However the lever is coming back to the bar nearly, and thats with new pads in. Suggestions?


My lever comes back quite easily compared to most of my previous bikes (1970s Brembos were akin to squeezing a plank).
On the other hand it stops pretty quick, so it's not a worry.

Is yours getting worse? If so, it's definitely worth a check. There's some effort/skills/equipment to bleed them properly (which I don't have):
http://www.eurokclub.bike/index.php/topic,2094.msg24345.html#msg24345
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 30, 2017, 11:40:06 am
Ditto the Fairy Liquid being a no-no! And anyway, you told me to use Muc-Off when I moaned about cleaning the front wheel   ;D

Secondly, who fitted the new pads? If they let it go with a lever coming back almost to the bar they need shooting!

On a K12S the lever should be like a rock. If you remember that far back, mine was like grabbing a brick with virtually no movement and little feel from the electric ABS but bloody amazing stoppers.

Sounds like air in the system or, if your discs are badly grooved it could be the system trying to take up the uneveness between the two surfaces which gives a spongy feel akin to air in the system.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on May 30, 2017, 01:28:13 pm
Wot he said................. my front brake lever has mm of movement before it bites which is how it should be. Sounds like air in the system somewhere.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 30, 2017, 03:01:21 pm
I ran out of muc off
Salt? Every day a school day
I put the pads in. It was better initially but has got worse. As for the brick wall, well never was as good as the R1 calipers on the FJ. Think ill ask them to be checked at service
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 30, 2017, 04:50:33 pm
Call round, you can have my Muc-Off  8)

So, what are the brakes like for stopping, not counting the lever?

How worn were the old pads? If you took them right down you might have coddled (addled?) the fluid and got air bubbles in it!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 30, 2017, 05:57:19 pm
Be careful what you wish for,Newbury aint far on these sunny evenings. Once i get the radiator fixed that is.  Brakes have gone soft basically. They just dont have that one finger power anymore and three fingers traps the other 2 on the throttle. The pads were well worn , you know me. Not sure when fluid last changed dont have records to hand. Any rubber hoses anywhere in the system that should be getting replaced after 9 years?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 30, 2017, 06:24:46 pm
As for the rubber hoses, yes! The front and rear caliper pipes are rubber.

With the mileages you clock up I think a few quid spent on getting new hoses and the system flushed and bled would be money well spent.

Were the discs OK?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on May 30, 2017, 08:34:55 pm
Flushing and replacing agreed, will put it on list for next week. The business end of front and rear brakes are braided ss lines. Where's the rubber bit? Front discs ok at last service which surprised me given that I only use the front lever to stop and the only wear in the rear is through the linked system 99% of the time,  rear has been on the service limit at the last 2 services.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on May 30, 2017, 10:16:04 pm
The business end of front and rear brakes are braided ss lines. Where's the rubber bit?

I give in. Makes me wonder why you asked  ;D

Too much talk about the old Honda today and the ones on that were bulging after sitting in a garage for 22 years  :o
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on June 01, 2017, 02:26:03 pm
Why am thinking the ABS unit?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 01, 2017, 04:53:03 pm
The reason I asked was that the front braking system disappears into the depths behind the steering head and I don't know if that's a rigid or flexible pipe where I can't see. I've never managed to provoke the abs into life, its never thrown a warning light except the standard illumination at start up that's goes out once you start moving.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on June 01, 2017, 05:45:59 pm
I provoked my abs a few weeks ago when an idiot in a MG Midget decided to jam on and dive into a passing spot on a single track road in wet and icy cold conditions. Saved me from running up his botty.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 01, 2017, 11:29:24 pm
So I pull in for fuel this morning, open the tankbag and find no wallet. Scrabbling £3.01 of loose change together for a couple of litres gets me to work where I retrieve the wallet. Curiously the range and fuel gauge didn't change with the couple of litres so headed back to the petrol station with no range and empty fuel gauge  :o. And on the way
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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on June 02, 2017, 06:40:39 am
Wow that's gives a new meaning to the word  empty .
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 02, 2017, 05:55:33 pm
...and a great shot of the next 10k miles at 60000.

Another week, another 10k....

And Costas, you are thinking ABS unit because you are an evil sod  ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 02, 2017, 08:07:31 pm
Brian will be delighted as I have finally run out. For any of you that are interested the shell garage on the Wadebridge bypass is shut for refurbishment and I cannot go any further. A passing AA man has taken pity on me and gone to get some petrol for me.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 03, 2017, 04:40:40 pm
Absolute minter loads of extras 13 plate 5000 miles think it was 11495 in ocean Falmouth
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Lovely hp4 footrests akrapovic etc etc. Unfortunately out of my price range
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 03, 2017, 05:07:11 pm
Did it have a full tank?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 04, 2017, 09:50:49 pm
Get in while you can, there's 1 every  40000 miles
So last night I'm in the Castle Hotel in Bishops Castle, fantastic empty road in every direction. Tonight in The Stone House hotel in Hawes with a bike shed with tools jet wash secure bike store, and great roads in every direction
So why am I whinging?
I'm in the car
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 04, 2017, 09:52:41 pm
Hay Zeus! You never told me you had a car!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 04, 2017, 09:58:22 pm
57 plate 535d with Celtic Tuning remap, about to turn 190,000miles this week
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 04, 2017, 10:08:56 pm
Why do I get the impression that you like to get your money's worth from your investments?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on June 05, 2017, 07:45:56 am
57 plate 535d with Celtic Tuning remap, about to turn 190,000miles this week
Snap, same year and all but with an Ecotune remap and DPF removal
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 10, 2017, 10:51:48 pm
And there's the first 4 figure service bill. New rad, new lh switch, oil and filter, rear bevel oil, bled brakes, ball joint lube. Told me all my discs are below service limits. Tried to sell me an 09 plate k13 17k miles for £7k. Oh, and it rained nearly all day. At least he took 10% off the labour bill as " I spend so much money with them".  :(
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 11, 2017, 09:30:13 am
Maybe he'll take 10% off the price of the K13 if you smile sweetly at him 8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on June 11, 2017, 05:58:48 pm
As the sun was out  SWMBO had no tasks for me i thought i would take a trip down to Eastbourne..

As i Approached Beachy Head the mist rolling in wasn't very welcome
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Shooters Bottom near Beachy Head wasn't much better
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Seaford showed some improvement
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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on June 11, 2017, 06:31:08 pm
Ah...Saturday was the day to play my friend... Seven Sisters views were stunning-and even the pier wasn't too shabby! 🌞🌞🌞😎😎😎
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on June 11, 2017, 06:36:59 pm
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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on June 11, 2017, 07:00:00 pm
Ah...Saturday was the day to play my friend... Seven Sisters views were stunning-and even the pier wasn't too shabby! 🌞🌞🌞😎😎😎
I would have gone yesterday but needed to do some plumbing in the loft.
Sunday looked promising, I didn't go out until noon and the sun like now was beaming lovely.. It wasn't until i got near the Eastbourne's finest it started to look less inviting and climbing up to Beachy Head it was light a scene from 'The Fog'.
Heading back home from Seaford i got near the A27 at the Beddingham roundabout and the sun was lovely and warm again, reinforcing my decision to wear my summer jacket.

Anyway i wanted to check my tyre pressure monitoring which I've changed to read PSI.. it was reading about 2 psi over what i set my tyres to, but at least i know when it reads normal pressures of the 36/42 standard I need to get pumping. Of course my hand tyre pressure gauge could be wrong..
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 11, 2017, 07:43:16 pm
Maybe he'll take 10% off the price of the K13 if you smile sweetly at him 8)
Try 20% and a years free servicing. My current finances won't extend to �7k, especially for one that's in the same condition as mine is at 60,000 miles
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on June 12, 2017, 07:56:08 am
Ah lucky boy... spent a glorious few months on contract in Shropshire and know the Castle well... great views over the valley to Wales and some lovely trips to Lake Vrnwy; Bala... even 'Little Switzerland ' - beautiful- and not many people know or go..
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 14, 2017, 12:03:18 am
Broke the internet again sheer volume of riders clamouring for the next thousand miles no doubt
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: gibbo on June 14, 2017, 06:48:05 am
Something broke on here yesterday as I couldn't log in either. Just came up FORBIDDEN and SERVER ERROR. No doubt our esteemed Admin carers will explain in due course.  ;)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on June 14, 2017, 06:49:58 am
Something broke on here yesterday as I couldn't log in either. Just came up FORBIDDEN and SERVER ERROR. No doubt our esteemed Admin carers will explain in due course.  ;)

Forgot to put money in the meter :( Glad its back. :)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on June 14, 2017, 07:35:30 am
The only trouble with the forum being up is I get to see more of Blobbys R... and the more I see the more I ... need a lie down!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on June 14, 2017, 09:38:41 am
Quite right all those black beasts ?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on June 14, 2017, 11:00:19 am
...my problem, Costas, is I'm starting to find the dark-destroyer-Transformer with the Patrick Moore likeness strangely appealing... must be the heat!!  ;)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on June 14, 2017, 12:03:53 pm
I'm not sure that Costas will know who Patrick Moore is so you might have to use another analogy  :o
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on June 14, 2017, 12:43:39 pm
Is that the Patrick Moore emoji I see there...? !  :o :o :o ???
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on June 14, 2017, 12:53:11 pm
You do  :)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on June 14, 2017, 03:11:11 pm
 Maybe am lost for a moment or so but Internet is here to solve such problems.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on June 14, 2017, 03:12:20 pm
Asuming that you're talking about the actor and not the astronomer.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on June 14, 2017, 04:26:18 pm
It's the astronomer Costas, who had wild hair.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on June 14, 2017, 05:06:29 pm
...and one eye apparently larger than the other... as replicated in the face of the R and various other bimmers...!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on June 14, 2017, 06:37:26 pm
The only trouble with the forum being up is I get to see more of Blobbys R... and the more I see the more I ... need a lie down!
You know you like 'em naked  ;)

All that plastic is unnecessary
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on June 14, 2017, 07:41:10 pm
I'prefer the actor especially in a film that had to teach a lot about english aristocrasy his performance was brillliand. The astonomer in the other hand is for a more selective audiance exactly like the R machine.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: OxMan on June 16, 2017, 02:53:45 pm
Indeed he was Costas - bit of a legend - good of BM to launch a bike in his image!! These K beasts are so fast they could get you to the starts and back in the blink of a lop-sided eye - I'm sure he would approve!!  :o
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 16, 2017, 05:41:29 pm
They may get you to the starts but will they get you to the finishes....
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 18, 2017, 06:34:15 pm
The trouble with all this sunshine is you can see all the grubby bits on what you thought was a clean bike. However seeing as its fathers day i was indulged and have spent a happy afternoon cleaning all the nooks and crannies 8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 19, 2017, 08:40:32 am
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/WP_20170619_07_02_02_Pro_zpskcvoeq2x.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/WP_20170619_07_02_02_Pro_zpskcvoeq2x.jpg.html)

Sun gets in your eyes
61000 on clock
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 19, 2017, 08:35:04 pm
So, did you take my advice to ride more slowly so we didn't miss the piccie and the celebration during our forced holiday last week?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 19, 2017, 09:19:44 pm
Had a week away with SWMBO in the car. Normal service has been resumed.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 20, 2017, 09:11:16 pm
Detoured via Cheddar Gorge  back to the hotel this evening. Mostly because its there. However by coincidence it turned ti be a lot cooler and fresher than the steaming streets of Bristol, and I was lucky enough to get a clear run. Had a very pleasant bimble along the road out of the gorge and the last bit of the a39 until I reached the suburbs too. Beats the hell out of fighting my way out of west London in a previous life  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on June 21, 2017, 05:17:27 pm
I do like Cheddar George, but never managed to find it any quieter than the M25.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 21, 2017, 07:12:46 pm
I do like Cheddar George, but never managed to find it any quieter than the M25.

You should have been there in 1964! I was. Empty does not even begin to  describe the place.

Last time I went, in about 1980 it was wall-to-wall grockles, which might be a Cornish term and not a Somerset one but you get the drift 😎
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: richtea on June 21, 2017, 07:29:07 pm

Last time I went, in about 1980 it was wall-to-wall grockles, which might be a Cornish term and not a Somerset one but you get the drift 😎

Nice international explanation:
http://www.mistralassociates.com/grockle.gif
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 22, 2017, 09:55:02 am
Bloody photobucket >:(
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on June 22, 2017, 10:18:28 am
Bloody photobucket >:(
See my thread
http://eurokclub.bike/index.php?topic=2500.0
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 22, 2017, 05:48:27 pm
Yes saw that and may investigate
 
Anyway 4th time lucky
With the sidestand sinking into the melting tarmac, went back to Cheddar Gorge last night and took some piccies. Avoiding the goats, climbers and car crashes, not such a clear run as previous night but coming out of top of gorge detoured off to the left and ended up with a view over Chew Magna lake and all while I ate my butties for tea. As a side note I managed to break my refill record and squeezed 20.83litres into the tank. I hadn't run out but reckon it was pretty damn close. Anybody else noticed the price of petrol is dropping?
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Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 28, 2017, 10:26:26 pm
(http://i627.photobucket.com/albums/tt360/fjtwelve/WP_20170628_21_04_47_Pro_zpsqidkmpxq.jpg) (http://s627.photobucket.com/user/fjtwelve/media/WP_20170628_21_04_47_Pro_zpsqidkmpxq.jpg.html)

I just love those long hot summer evenings when you can go out for a ride with just a t shirt under the leathers. Yeah right flaming June it is then. As well as the colour-formerly-known-as-yellow peril oversuit flapping in the breeze, my freshly fitted lhs switch gear decided it would be fun to turn the lhs indicator on at random intervals to make sure people noticed me. The front Roadtec has already worn itself into a very funny profile which when warmed up in the dry is tolerable, but in the wet is a little unnerving as it squirrels its own path around corners, and is definitely not as good as the pr3.
Oh, sorry, 62000 up
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 29, 2017, 02:07:26 pm
In no particular order....

I remember that view over Chew Magna lake from my early courting days 😍

I have to say that PR's don't handle too badly when they are worn but if you are a motorway mega-miler then any tyre is gonna react a little weirdly as it crosses the 'terminator' between the two, or more profiles!

Switch gear? Who needs it, that's what your arms are for. I followed a guy in a car for a mile or so t'other day when I should have been past and long gone, as he was indicating right with his almost faultless hand-signal, straight out of my rather dog-eared copy of the the 1968 Highway Code. Eventually it dawned on me (it was early in the morning and I don't do mornings) that he was cooling his arm in the breeze. I gave him a slap as I went past and he stopped waving at things after that!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on June 29, 2017, 02:42:51 pm
The a39 has replaced the motorway so no longer squared off, I have no chicken strips and have found on a couple of occasions I have come off the edge of the tyre with no warning from the footrests or wobbles,   I'm a little peeved about the wear  after all the rave reviews. Ride hard in the dry and they're fine when they're warm. Try the same in the wet and it doesn't work for me
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on June 29, 2017, 02:45:08 pm
'Sgoodenough for me!

PR's it is, which is just as well since that is what went on last month 👍
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 03, 2017, 11:32:09 am
Wondering whether to try some Pirelli angels to see out the "summer"
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: TomL on July 03, 2017, 11:42:57 am
But will you use type A with stiffer side walls?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: richtea on July 03, 2017, 09:18:31 pm
With the miles you're racking up, you could probably get through all the available makes.  ;D
But yes, I'd try them. Oh hang on - I did. And I like them - but I've only managed to compare with Dunlop and Michelin so far.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 04, 2017, 06:24:25 pm

Switch gear? Who needs it, that's what your arms are for. I followed a guy in a car for a mile or so t'other day when I should have been past and long gone, as he was indicating right with his almost faultless hand-signal, straight out of my rather dog-eared copy of the the 1968 Highway Code. Eventually it dawned on me (it was early in the morning and I don't do mornings) that he was cooling his arm in the breeze. I gave him a slap as I went past and he stopped waving at things after that!

My problem is trying to control brake throttle and hold down the indicator cancel button all at the same time. Mr bmw computer was unable to trace logged fault yesterday so they ordered another switch. Think I'm going to take the bulbs out for the next couple of weeks
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 04, 2017, 06:25:22 pm
But will you use type A with stiffer side walls?

Pirellis website recommends the A for the rear
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 07, 2017, 07:42:46 pm
I. Have. Bent. The. Front. Wheel. Again. :-\
The pirellis feel good, not so hard and easier to turn.From betty swallocks in Bristol,  now halfway home along the a39 scrubbing them in. It's trying to rain so wet performance about to be discovered
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 07, 2017, 09:34:23 pm
How the f in hell did you manage it this time? Same pothole!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 07, 2017, 10:54:13 pm
More or less what jhs racing said, same mechanic, even the boss came out for a look. Don't remember hitting anything in particular but the roads around Bristol and the a39 are grim so suspect somewhere I just hit one of them hard enough
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 07, 2017, 10:58:13 pm
Was this the same wheel you dinged last time or the replacement set you bought?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 07, 2017, 11:49:34 pm
The replacement one of course. Fortunately I still have the straightened original. So new brake disc will have to go on the old silver wheels and the bent grey one sent away for straightening. Its only money. Just rather a lot of it.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 08, 2017, 10:04:49 am
...but probably a lot less than straightening a wheel on an inter-city Virgin monster. Although of course, that is covered in your ticket price  8)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 09, 2017, 09:37:26 am
(https://image.ibb.co/h3thvF/WP_20170707_21_02_39_Pro.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cmWD2v)

Friday night and 63000 miles. Outside a disused secondhand car emporium afew miles from home, complete with bent front wheel and freshly scrubbed pirellis
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on July 09, 2017, 11:39:20 am
Friday night riding up to London on the M25 massive queue of cars so lots of filtering to the Dartford tunnel, slight delay due to 2 Goldwings trying to get between vehicles, luckily they moved over when they saw the handsome and slim 1300R coming through.. Oh and the icing on the cake was the 31 deg C showing on the dash, i think the cooling fan had a 30 second rest before it had to fire up again, jeez it was hot..
Much nicer riding home at 11:30 at night, almost felt cold when i reached the Sussex country side.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 10, 2017, 08:34:47 pm
Just done the maths on the tyres, 5522miles  on that set of Metzeler Roadtec 01s. Worn beyond the wear blocks but not as bald as has been known, and a funny shape at the front. OK I am no longer riding steadily squaring off tyres along the A30.A303.M3 but I was getting 10-11000 out of the Michelins when I was. Seriously underwhelmed. Lost my bottle in the wet too, was a bit wobbly this morning over Exmoor, but the Pirelllis didn't seem too bothered so hopeful

On another subject, before I commit myself to replacement OE discs all round, any suggestions on what to buy instead?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: TomL on July 10, 2017, 11:10:07 pm
Second hand from Sherlock's or Motorwork's.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 10, 2017, 11:27:26 pm
OE discs all round!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 11, 2017, 07:40:22 pm
My friendly local bmw person just quoted me £1100 to do supply new discs pads bolts tps valve (?) on my spare wheels and swap the tyres over. Think I spy some diy and brembo kit.
On a separate note the gloves I bought in I think march have proved themselves as good sponges in todays glorious summer weather. Being hasty in donning the oversuit resulted in a wet neck and waist as well. My 5 year old daytona boots are leaking at the heel reflective strip. Is that the three that things come in mow?
 Hotel room resembles Chinese laundry at present
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 11, 2017, 11:46:09 pm
As one who almost drowned at the same time as having a heart attack whilst trying to get into a one-piece waterproof suit in a sudden torrential downpour many decades ago and who managed to get the final zipper fully watertight over my saturated jacket and trousers just as the sun began to beat down relentlessly, I a) refused to go near one-piece suits ever again, b) got rid of my short bodied jacket/low-cut trouser waterproof suit after assuming my non-existent pillion was pi$$ing in the back of my trousers when I rode off with the jacket up round my armpits in steady rain, c) never ever rush the donning of my new long bodiedjacket/tall-waisted trouser two-piece suit and d) stopped riding when rain was within 250 miles of UK!

On the wrinklies trip last month (held when the deepest, longest tide of the century was in) I think we all ended up with wet gloves, not always because they leaked, mine didn't and I don't think Rae's did (not after the bucket of water test in the dealers  8) ) but in my case because of having to put the gloves on so many times with wet hands over the two days.

As for the brakes, I do have to say that I think the BM OEM kit is pretty good and worth every penny, not sure I would bother to pay them to fit the stuff though!

Brian (who isn't going to say if you've got a $10 head....)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 19, 2017, 09:35:28 pm
Bought Brembo all round discs bolts bobbins washers pads
Rear stand on the way tomorrow so I can get that one sorted
Now need a front stand to do the bent one
And apparently I'm a hero now  :o
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 19, 2017, 09:51:03 pm
That can be fixed  ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: TomL on July 20, 2017, 01:45:29 pm
Bought Brembo all round discs bolts bobbins washers pads
Rear stand on the way tomorrow so I can get that one sorted
Now need a front stand to do the bent one
And apparently I'm a hero now  :o
Trolley jack under the headers should do the trick. I put a piece of 4 x 2 between the jack and the headers so that it lifts on all of them.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on July 20, 2017, 05:03:35 pm
Trolley jack under the headers should do the trick. I put a piece of 4 x 2 between the jack and the headers so that it lifts on all of them.
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Woulden't fancy that much. Prefer to hang the front end on a engine hoist or a chain block.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on July 20, 2017, 09:05:01 pm
It might be a good idea to resize that photo  ;D You need the Full Image (Linked) BB code
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on July 20, 2017, 09:34:42 pm
It might be a good idea to resize that photo  ;D You need the Full Image (Linked) BB code
it's so large, i can see the grains in the floor grouting :D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: fjtwelve on July 20, 2017, 09:37:14 pm
Gone for the medium
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 20, 2017, 10:32:27 pm
Trolley jack under the headers should do the trick. I put a piece of 4 x 2 between the jack and the headers so that it lifts on all of them.

Woulden't fancy that much. Prefer to hang the front end on a engine hoist or a chain block.
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Perfectly normal practice. Even the stealers do it! Mind, now that I have rafters, I might put a tow-rope on the top yoke just to be on the safe side.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on July 21, 2017, 06:01:33 am
It makes sense to hang the bike from a higher up point. attaching lower risks the bike flipping out.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 21, 2017, 11:25:02 am
But it won't flip on a jolley track under the headers. Unless you are an eejit....

I left mine on jack under the headers, the rear wheel off and the fork axle resting on an axle stand while the shocks were away being re-built. Do NOT do this!!!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: richtea on July 22, 2017, 09:01:45 am
Definitely a Brembo icon.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 22, 2017, 09:10:04 am
Wot he said!

Now then, there's no mention of breaking the bloody disc flange! What happened there?

PS Is that a 'Bullworker' hanging on the wall in front of the bike?
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on July 22, 2017, 01:58:54 pm
It appears disc was about to be changed so no big deal he will change it now.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on July 22, 2017, 02:22:35 pm
This thread has lost its way. Why not start new threads, it's free  ;D
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Blobby on July 22, 2017, 02:45:25 pm
These pesky disc bolts.. Is this the famous BMW set like concrete thread lock the issue.. Give it a good heating first
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Costas on July 22, 2017, 03:14:13 pm
My discs are all brembo with the same stamp
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on July 22, 2017, 03:44:02 pm
The trouble with long running threads is that a lot of useful content is lost because it is not searchable by thread title. So new members may not find the useful content when they perform a search.
If you have the content of a thread that it relevant to the title it helps members find what they are looking for.
I am reluctant to lock the thread, I would rather you start new thread yourselves for the reasons stated above.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Eyore on July 22, 2017, 05:17:08 pm
Today I dusted off the Thunderbird Sport for a spin to watch the Foynes airshow from the wrong side of the Shannon. Still it was superb, highlights were a Spanish F18, Mig 15,  pair of Swedish Vampires ,Catalina flying boat, and a pair of Spitfires ,one conventional the other a Supermarine.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on July 22, 2017, 06:14:38 pm
The trouble with long running threads is that a lot of useful content is lost because it is not searchable by thread title. So new members may not find the useful content when they perform a search.
If you have the content of a thread that it relevant to the title it helps members find what they are looking for.
I am reluctant to lock the thread, I would rather you start new thread yourselves for the reasons stated above.

Do you want me to put all the piccies in a thread about the rear brake disc? Apart from the pics I'm about to load, I'm done for now, we'll be back to the 1000mile pics until I lay my hands on a front stand.

The point I am trying to make is, there is some really good information here on brakes and discs.
First of all this thread is in the Gripes Bitches and Whinges section, and secondly the thread title is Coincidences and the weather.
So if a new member was searching for information on brakes or discs, they are not going to search in this section or search for coincidences and the weather are they?

We try to make this site usable for everyone.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 22, 2017, 07:49:15 pm
I call that restraint beyond belief!
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on July 22, 2017, 07:50:53 pm
I was getting to the end of my rope  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: gibbo on July 23, 2017, 09:12:50 am
You can blame Brian for going off topic Rae.  ;D (see page 2 first post). I'll probably get banned for this now.  :-\
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: raesewell on July 23, 2017, 09:30:44 am
I think this thread has run it's course.
Title: Re: Coincidences and the weather
Post by: Phmode on July 23, 2017, 12:53:33 pm
Stop being a spoilsport...