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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: It's a good time to get a NIP...
« on: Yesterday at 10:08:40 pm »
I rarely ride/drive far during the day, Wrinklies being the exception and now you know why I is Tail End Charlie.........

Few miles at all during the day now I is re-tyred...

I always think like a speed cop, rarely like a speeder. Simples!

One in 20 is not too bad a set of odds.

Ifigure that £100 over 20 years is nor bad at £5/annum 😎

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Oil Change For The OCD
« on: Yesterday at 10:02:48 pm »
How much oil was left in the tank?

You could or course drop the sump and take the oil tank off and therefore take ALL the oil out... :)

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: It's a good time to get a NIP...
« on: Yesterday at 05:49:40 pm »
Bad luck Brian. I'm sure that for many of us it's only a matter of time ...

A fellow Old Git got done recently for filtering past an unmarked by crossing a solid white line. He was offered a driver awareness course and accepted. It was an on-line Teams/Zoom type event so as long as you remember to press the mute button you can happily tell them they're talking sh1te! :D

Never thought of that... :)

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: When in France
« on: Yesterday at 05:48:51 pm »
The continental hotel chain that I used to use always provided all of that along with secure lock up garages. Excellent services along with biker owners who knew the local roads like the back of their eyelids and always had lots of sat nag files with the best local routes on them.

The French have always had a much more acceptable attitude to us venturers.

And Matt, it serves the interests of motorcyclists in France  :)

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The Euro K Club Lounge / It's a good time to get a NIP...
« on: Yesterday at 03:47:40 pm »
...relatively speaking!

The Saturday morning after the Wrinklies trip I was trundling up the A417 heading for home and was just passing the bend leading onto the mega mile straight by the Daglingworth exit. Now this straight is getting very dodgy as Glos Cops have got a camera with a long lens that can id the driver at 1100 metres and although I haven't stopped and used the binoculars to spec it out, what with the dips and crests in this stretch of the road I reckon that from their favourite parking spot at the far end of the straight in the lay-by at Granny's Pumps, they 'may' be able to get you all the way back here.

The Garmin was squawking like mad at me and I was saying 'I know, I bloody know, stop nagging me. I'm looking for the bloody thing! It isn't there...! Ah heFll...it's HERE!'

The car in front had been meandering all over the road and was slowing down so I had decided to pop past him. There was a bike coming up fast so I hoofed it and pulled in just in time to spot the bloody van hiding in the shade under a couple of trees. The bike behind me stood on it's nose as he realised why I was brake testing him and the clown in the car just carried on as if nothing was happening in front of him and nearly collected my rear bumper. Remember, I was doing a Brian and had gone down to Worthing in the car. If I'd been on the bike who knows what would have happened.

92 is my usual cruising speed so I was relieved to get the NIP saying I was only doing 88...

I wasn't sure what I was expecting and I have always said I wouldn't do a speed awareness course as a) I know what speed I'm doing and b) I wouldn't be able to keep my big mouth shut in class with all the bollox they spout.

So, a conditional offer of 3 points and £100 was a relief because a) it could have been a lot worse and b) they 'might' have offered me the course and then I 'might' have had to swallow my principles as it were.

Still, 20'odd years since the last NIP and I went to court and beat them that time so I figure I'm still ahead.

This is probably the Covid bonus. Courts are jammed to the rafters, no one wants to run a speed awareness course with only two socially distanced berks in the class, coughing and sneezing, so the conditional offer seems like a reasonable compromise.

I'll take that. And if you think you are due a NIP on the law of averages, now is not a bad time to get it in  :)

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How To - Tech & Forum support / Re: Horns
« on: Yesterday at 02:55:55 pm »
If it worked without the plastics off then it should work with them on...unless you snafu'd something putting them back on. Remove the plastics one at a time and test the horn etc.

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I would add that the RideConnected app worked well when Rae and I tried it, once you were connected.

The BIG problem was that it took too much phaffing and arsing around to get someone to join the group and it seems as if you have to start the group over every time you stop or leave the group.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300s front discs
« on: October 19, 2020, 06:08:10 pm »
Wooo! Scary Tom. I would accept that you are an experienced mechanic but gravity bites...

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Who's Who? / Re: 2006 K1200R
« on: October 19, 2020, 06:05:41 pm »
I agree.

My K12S was well used and well enjoyed and whilst the fuel-ometer compooter thingy lied like a broken watch the tank to tank consumption never, ever dropped below the low 40's and that was using whatever fuel was up next on the continent and making not insignificant progress.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Oil leak from top engine cover (2013 K1300S)
« on: October 18, 2020, 02:29:48 pm »
Nice snippet of info there, I applaud you for sharing it. Didn't even realise that the chain guide could move 'upwards'.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300s front discs
« on: October 18, 2020, 02:27:53 pm »
my issue with the headers way (hehe) is having to take off the belly pan.

I never take mine off. Just a short length of timber under the two 2 into 1 collector boxes within the width of the belly pan opening and the jobs a good un.

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300GT ESA
« on: October 18, 2020, 10:08:33 am »
For those with the K12, here...

https://eurokclub.bike/index.php?topic=1516.msg17164#msg17164

...is the precedure (taken from the RepROM) for checking that your ESA is functioning correctly.

For those with the K13 there is a similar procedure in the RepROM with addional bits on the sleeve movement.

If you don't have a copy of the RepROM, you need one.

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Who's Who? / Re: Newbie
« on: October 18, 2020, 10:02:32 am »
Hi Martin amd welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub!

The first thing to ensure is that the 'recall, for the jump guard (plastic thing inside clutch cover to stop chain from jumping teeth when the tensioner loses its oil supply) and the taller tensioner (which has a larger oil reservoir so doesn't lose its oil supply so easily) have been fitted.

If the bike has a full dealer service history then this 'will' have been done...

Good luck and let us know how you get on. Brian

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: October 17, 2020, 10:00:06 am »
I realise that. Richard was suggesting putting the K13 ESA on the K12, hence my comment.

The front set up on the K12 never gives any fault code nor indicator light on the dash if it is disconnected. The cable to mine was broken in several places when I got the bike (at 18,000 miles) and had already been bodged at least twice. This meant it never changed the front set up even though I flicked the switches all day long and the indicator showed the relevant change I requested. It is a totally open circuit configuration i.e. no feedback loop.

I can't vouch for the rear and disconnecting it to find out is not a very simple procedure, unlike the front.

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: October 16, 2020, 08:47:04 pm »
I doubt the 1300 ESA set up would play nicely with the K12 'tronics. Different hardware etc.

Dunno, anyone done it?

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