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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: I made a thing
« on: December 02, 2021, 06:42:35 pm »
Best 3-D printed thing I've seen and paid good money for is a bumper for my new hideous Garmin Zumo XT; excellent fit and came a free cover for the mount when the sat nag isn't fitted.

Quite why anyone would make a bike-specific sat nag and NOT put a rubbery edge thingy to it is beyond me. Hands up all those who have never dropped their sat nag. Oh, well, I haven't, but still...

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Chipping Campden
« on: December 02, 2021, 06:36:43 pm »
Podium Place?

Used to be a nondescript industrial unit in my day. Been blacked up and tartyfied but still surrounded by nondescript industrial units.

Not your usual salubrious place Matt.

As for the napkin on the plate. It's an old greasy spoon move to save having to wash the plates...

The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: Chipping Campden
« on: November 29, 2021, 02:16:50 pm »
I see no reason why not. I'm sure I can find an old mini on ebay cheap enough...

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1200S
« on: November 29, 2021, 11:09:52 am »
That's what a hundred thousand heat and cold cycles do for you in a British climate (despite the fact that half it's life was spent in Holland).

From memory, you can't even get nut-splitters in there effectively.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: tic, tic, tic, tic
« on: November 28, 2021, 10:07:38 am »
Every bike I've ever owned has been bought on a whim, rather than after months of research and soul-searching, the one exception being the move from the 12 to the 13 following David's dastardly deed in Spain when he forced me to ride his K13. But even then, the one I bought, and still have, was bought sight-unseen.

When I bought the 12 a mate had a 13 and neither of us knew anything about the K line, dealers were worse than useless and my upfront funds didn't quite stretch to a 13 in 2011.

One lives and learns but doesn't necessarily change one's ways  ::)

I didn't even decide to sell the KTM. Having just moved here from the wastes of Berkshire, I got the local ex-KTM main dealer to collect it and give it a service and MoT while I was away on the Wrinklies with perhaps a rather vague 'Dunno, I might decide to sell it...' as the guy drove away with it in his van.

When I returned from the Wrinklies there was a note through the door saying 'We sold your bike, bring a wheelbarrow to collect the pound notes!' The wee Honda arrived a week later, bought sight-unseen from Castle Motorcycles in Yorkshire and delivered free of charge.

Prevarication has never been a strong point of mine... 8)

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: tic, tic, tic, tic
« on: November 27, 2021, 10:43:01 pm »
But tut tut Brian a K owner throwing stones in glasses houses...the first 4 years of K history was a car crash 😂

You need to remember Chris, that my first K was a 1200S built and registered in 2004 and never returned to the fatherland to be fettled and I rode that car crash from 2011 until February 2016...

Also, in January 2017 I bought a KTM 450EXC Racing which I tolerated until June that year.

I think I have earned the right to throw stones in both glass houses  ;D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: tic, tic, tic, tic
« on: November 27, 2021, 04:16:34 pm »
Welcome to the weird world of KTM ownership  ::)

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: tic, tic, tic, tic
« on: November 27, 2021, 11:09:34 am »
Interesting and that might explain the right lock stuff although Phil the tester said he checked everything he could without dismantling.

Something is causing it and when this weather improves I will get to the bottom of it...

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: tic, tic, tic, tic
« on: November 26, 2021, 06:46:01 pm »
My old granddad always told me that curiosity killed the cat and being discovered frozen to the wheel carrier come the spring is not the way I would want to go.

I have a gas heater in the garage but it produces more condensation than heat and with no windows (hence needing the door open) and open eaves all round the building I'll keep chucking logs in the stove and leave it till the next heatwave.

Phil the tester's money was on the springy-thingy but he was totally stumped as to why turning the bars would affect it.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: tic, tic, tic, tic
« on: November 26, 2021, 03:38:17 pm »
Always worth a check although the MoT tester went over everything he could think of in case it would lead to an advisory or even a failure and he couldn't find anything.

It's minus too many degrees inside my trousers when I open the garage up, perhaps a ride over to Chez Canning and a spell in his carpeted and fully heated garage is called for  :D

K1200 / K1300 Forum / tic, tic, tic, tic
« on: November 25, 2021, 05:44:09 pm »
I popped the K in for its MoT today and it passed with flying colours, which is odd for black on black bike...

However, the tester asked me if I knew what the tic, tic, tic, tic noise was emanating from the left caliper.

After a few seconds a couple of brain cells glimmered into life and I remembered Rae and Philip and I poring over the front wheel at the lunch stop in Dolgellau on this year's Wrinklies. Needless to say, we found sod all and I promptly forgot all about it.

It isn't there, or at least, obvious, on the road, only when moving the bike forwards slowly, and only then when the bars are turned slightly to the right. No, seriously...

It was so noticeable whilst manoeuvring the bike into a parking space, that Philip could hear it from his bike. At first we thought it was a stone in the disc but couldn't find any signs and Phil the tester put it back up on his ramp after the brake test across the car park and he couldn't find anything either.

Now, I am probably to blame as I fitted new OEM pads to the front before it went into Cotswold Motorrad for a service before the Wrinklies and so I now know what I'm doing this weekend.

However, whatever it is, how come it only does it when the bars are turned slightly right? This makes no sense at all.

Suggestions on a £5 beer token to the usual address will all be welcomed.

fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1300S
« on: November 25, 2021, 05:16:08 pm »

As to the size of string, I've only seen the one 'thickness' which is about 5mm or so but they come in amazing lengths.

Intrigued at the 'rivet' gun description I found this... Seth Efrica and out of stock but it looks like you weren't dreaming Martin.

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Hand guards on K1300S
« on: November 24, 2021, 04:40:29 pm »
If you visit the Barkbusters website and put in your bike make and model it comes up with the result...

...which gives you the choice of a pair of posh cut down wellies (like wot Ron has) or the more stylish single point fixing. You want the single point fixing unless you want banning...

Then choose your cover. Simples!

Er, not that Simples it seems. They have introduced a new Aero wot not which is what the above link is for...

So, ignore the Barkbusters recommendation....

This... what you need. Then choose a cover. This time it is Simples!

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Access
« on: November 24, 2021, 04:35:55 pm »
I have a tube of low melting point solder wire you can use with just a match flame on small jobs like this but the problem with low melting point solder on heated grips is, er ...

K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: Hand guards on K1300S
« on: November 23, 2021, 07:13:16 pm »
I think that you are only allowed to use the hippo hands/muffs thingies once you are as old as Ron.

Otherwise it is an instant and permanent ban...

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