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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Don't forget to adjust your chain.
« on: March 11, 2019, 05:08:06 pm »
Today I checked my oil pump drive chain and found that it was very loose. It can be seen on this photo below and behind the clutch assembly.

Not a good idea to run a loose chain. It will be noisy and will wear out much quicker than a correctly adjusted chain.

Remember the shorter cover bolt as seen here.

This is where the short cover bolt has to be fitted. New engine if you fit a long bolt in this hole and tighten it up.

Along with greasing the dog bone needle rollers, I have no doubt that this is another job that will not be done on a service at the dealers.

For Sale / Wanted / W2 4 Dirt Adventure Boots for sale
« on: March 09, 2019, 07:31:55 pm »
W2 4 Dirt Adventure Boots for sale can be seen here

Plenty of life left in them as can be seen from the photos.

£50 collected from Knebworth in Hertfordshire or £60 posted Hermes.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Tornado farewell flight
« on: February 12, 2019, 10:38:19 pm »
End of the line for the Tornados from Marham next week. Might try to get on the flypast route on Wednesday. Hard to believe that the Tornado has been in service for forty years.

Tornado Farewell Tour – Wednesday, February 20
• RAF Honington
• IWM Duxford
• Former RAE Bedford
• Cranfield Airfield
• RAF Halton
• RAF High Wycombe
• RAF Benson
• HQ Land Forces
• MOD Boscombe Down
• RAF Pembrey
• MOD St Athan
• Cardiff Airport
• Filton
• Abbey Wood
• MOD Shrivenham
• RAF Brize Norton

The Euro K Club Lounge / 25% off Lids Direct
« on: December 26, 2018, 11:03:44 am »

Lids Direct 25% off for boxing day

    Don’t know how these guys do it, get 20% off most of the year, email today 25% off using:


The Euro K Club Lounge / Drones
« on: December 24, 2018, 05:16:40 pm »

The Euro K Club Lounge / 2018
« on: December 21, 2018, 03:04:16 pm »
Some of the places visited in 2018.

January. Mercedes-Benz World Weybridge.

January. Brooklands my favourite Museum. Great to see some of the exhibits being driven about.

So much to see.

January. Combined Services Military Museum, Maldon. Never seen so many guns!

April. First ride out on the Essex lanes on CCM with Paul. Got to practise changing a rear tube after picking up a 3" nail.

Time for a full service.

Top priority to wash crap out of the radiator.

May trip to Brittany for the HBAM CJ.

Chris demonstrates how to fix a puncture with a Stop'N Go repair kit.

April meeting in Wales with some "quick" mates from up north. Also bumped into a couple of mates at the cafe from last years Iceland trip.

Invited George along and he soon discovers how quickly the tyre tread disappears when you ride with these guys.

May trip to The London Motorcycle Museum.

May meeting in Scotland with the "quick" mates from up north.

Good weather brought out the bugs but luckily no midges.

Loch Earn.

May shakedown camping trip to deepest Wales in preparation for Iceland.

June and a visit to the Haynes Museum on the way down to Devon.

New rubber for the coming trip to Iceland.

June and bike run up to Hull and put in the container with all the kit for shipping to Reykjavik

July. Forncett Industrial Steam Museum on a steam day.

July. Westfjords Iceland.

Such rubbish scenery. Can't understand why anyone would want to come here?

Doesn't get any darker at this time of year.

August and unexpectedly a place became available on a trip to the Picos with The Knights.

Sustenance! Serious business!

My forth trip to the Picos.

September and Brooklands

October and a factory tour to Triumph.

October mid week ride up to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Coningsby

November and Duxford for Remembrance Sunday

Together with a short flight in the Dragon Rapide.

November visit to Brooklands on a military vehicle day.

The NEC bike show.

Not a bad motorcycling year. Doesn't even include tyre scrubbing routes or custard doughnuts at Newport!

K Club Humour / The Post Office
« on: December 07, 2018, 05:29:09 pm »
There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job it was to process all the mail that had illegible addresses.
One day, a letter came addressed in a shaky handwriting to God with no address. He thought he should open it to see what it was about.
The letter read:
Dear God,
I am an 83 year old widow, living on a very small pension. Yesterday someone stole my purse. It had £100 in it, which was all the money I had until my next pension cheque.
Next Sunday is Christmas, and I had invited two of my friends over for dinner.
Without that money, I have nothing to buy food with. I have no family to turn to, and you are my only hope.
Can you please help me?

The postal worker was touched. He showed the letter to all the other workers. Each one dug into his or her wallet and came up with a few pounds. By the time he made the rounds, he had collected £96, which they put into an envelope and sent to the woman.
The rest of the day, all the workers felt a warm glow thinking of Edna and the dinner she would be able to share with her friends.
Christmas came and went.

A few days later, another letter came from the same old lady to God.
All the workers gathered around while the letter was opened.
It read:
Dear God,
How can I ever thank you enough for what you did for me? Because of your gift of love, I was able to fix a glorious dinner for my friends. We had a very nice day and I told my friends of your wonderful gift.
By the way, there was £4 missing.
I think it must have been those bastards at the Post Office.

The Euro K Club Lounge / The British Motorcycle Charitable Trust
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:27:49 pm »
If you are stuck for a present for someone, how about a years membership of The British Motorcycle Charitable Trust?
Only costs £20 and allows free entry to fourteen great museums.

    The National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

    The Haynes International Motor Museum, Sparkford

    The Black Country Living Museum, Dudley

    Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry

    The British Motor Museum, Gaydon

    The Sammy Miller Museum, New Milton

    The London Motorcycle Museum, Greenford

    Brooklands Museum, Weybridge

    Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man

    The Tank Museum, Bovington

    Dover Transport Museum, Dover

    Jet Age Museum, Gloucester

    Museum in the Park Stroud

    Gloucester Folk Museum, Gloucester

These came off a car I was workng on yesterday. Frightening what we share the roads with.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / How to check the rear brake pads
« on: July 05, 2018, 10:56:14 pm »
A little reminder of how to check the rear pads. The pads should be changed as soon as possible after the disc becomes visible through the wear indicator hole in the back of the inner pad.

For Sale / Wanted / Fairing panels
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:30:42 pm »
K1200S fairing panels free to whoever wants them. Will be thrown away if there is no interest. Will have to be collected from Knebworth Hertfordshire SG3.

For Sale / Wanted / Motorsport battery for sale
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:26:32 pm »
Battery took off my 2015 K1300S Motorsport in December 2015 and stood on the shelf. I replaced it with a Motobatt battery which I bought off Ned1 on this site.

I put a trickle charger on it in 2016 although it didn't really need it. I checked the voltage today and it is at 14.2volts.

I want £30 for it and it will have to be collected from Knebworth Hertfordshire SG3.

The Euro K Club Lounge / Haynes Motor Museum
« on: June 20, 2018, 11:11:33 am »
Went to Devon last weekend and visited the Haynes Motor Museum on the way there. Free entry with my BMCT membership.

An excellent museum and well worth seeing. Worth going in just to visit the cafe.

For Sale / Wanted / Oberon clutch slave cylinder.
« on: June 13, 2018, 11:35:03 pm »
For sale Oberon clutch slave cylinder off my K1200S. £60 posted to the UK.

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