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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Nippy Norman is at it again...
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:52:59 pm »
10 year old Optimate still does the business for me. Hard to kill MF battery charger.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: BMW owners club
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:35:40 pm »
They are meeting near me this month. I might go by car and suss them out. Maybe I'm old enough for them now. Any older and it'll be Harleys.

Go by bike, and show them a real BMW!

I always assumed people gravitate away from Harleys with increased knowledge, rather than towards them with increased age.
Maybe I Just don't know enough Harley riders to extrapolate.

Which now gives me an excuse to drag out this old chestnut:
There are only two types of people in the world, those who can extrapolate from incomplete data...

In 2015? My wife and I crossed the entire USA from Florida (East) to L.A. (West) on a rented 2014 Rootbeer Red, Electra Glide Ultra and it was just about the perfect bike for that journey and I genuinely missed it when we returned home.... 4500 miles in 12 amazing days and nothing broke or fell off, although the oil pressure gauge did work loose in the bezel, meh. Performance dropped off when it was really hot, which it was in Death Valley even in March and also at altitude, Lake Tahoe which was chilly, but at 80mph and above! it sucked down on its haunches and just glided up the highway like its name suggests it could. The banging stereo was also a real boon. Not a bike for Scottish goat tracks, but for crossing the Continent of the USA. Just the fecking job.

I also have the memory of getting caught speeding, 85 in a 70, on a loaner Glide from Edinburgh Harley the February previous to our USA trip as a get to know you ride, on the A1 by Police Scotland. Although I was cautioned. They never did prosecute me because - I was a nice man enjoying a nice motorcycle on an empty road. What's the harm?  ;)

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: BMW owners club
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:21:47 pm »
I still fancy a K1200RS. Perhaps I should join....  ;D

P.S. Nearly all group ride-outs by there very nature are slow, dull and somewhat boring.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: BMW HP Dash Retrofit - Guide
« on: January 30, 2019, 09:29:07 pm »
Think I'd rather use that amount of money on a deposit for a new KTM SD GT.

But then as an old boy I used to know would say. Yeh dinny look at the gearbox when yer welding the chassis, son.  ;D

Enough of that. Back to me ball joints. The invoice provided on warranty, or even warrantee, if your Murican? for the replacement of top & bottom BJs was £276.68. I hope I notice the difference when we finally get out for a bimble, please make it soon....

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Some winter sun for the Sewells
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:05:43 pm »

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: 2019 ..... forward by going back :D
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:46:31 pm »
So it's true. You no longer smell of wee....  ::)

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Is this a GS 911 alternative
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:45:13 pm »
Thanks for sharing this, Rae.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: The KTM has gone.
« on: January 25, 2019, 08:43:58 pm »
Nice GS mister. Enjoy it.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: K1300S Review - Ride Magazine
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:14:04 pm »
Wow. Can't wait until SuperJezza becomes PM and renationalises the wailways, lock, stock and Intercity 125.

Was the review bike the 30th Anni? The bestest and the fastest by far? How did they rate reliability & costs of ownership?  :o

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Replacement Battery
« on: January 16, 2019, 09:08:33 pm »
Quote from: TurboBevy

Battery wantage....

Isn't that the measure of the continuous draw that a potential new battery places on an unopened wallet? :D

You only get 'watt' you pay for.

However. £200 is rather a lot for a motorbike battery, what....

Who's Who? / Re: Hi from Dundee
« on: December 24, 2018, 12:34:29 pm »
Hello & welcome!

When it comes to fitting the likes of a Sena or Cardo system bracket to your helmet. Take my advice and use

Did that the last time with my C3 Pro and it worked brilliantly and it stuck like dried weetabix to a blanket.

Bike delivered back today. No charge for collection and delivering back - although they were also delivering a brand new R1250GS out to Oban after dropping my bike off. Quite a big bill, but not too bad considering. The ahem, ball joints, were replaced under warranty. Which pleases me and she's worth every single penny.  8)

That's my Christmas sorted...

Season's Greetings. Turbo Bevy/John.

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