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Is it still happening Ady?

Can you let us know what version of iOS you are on Ady.

I'm still on 12.1.4 as I'm a) not an early bug adopter and b) an idle git.

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« on: Today at 05:35:48 pm »
I thought I had banned you   8)

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: LED Lights K1200R
« on: Yesterday at 03:27:45 pm »
I agree about the distance. I have my dip (all the bikes and the car) set absolutely horizontal, not a bit down as the book suggests. On dip I'm struggling to see as far as the beam extends.

Dead badgers? Ye gods. I hit a running pheasant in the car t'other day at about 90 (me, not the pheasant, although it's all relative) and that did enough damage to the splitter toalmost warrant an insurance claim. On the bike? Dunno... :o

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It works fine on Safari on both iPhone and iPad for me. It's all I ever use.

Not that is much help of course...

I imagine you've been banned. Again  8)

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: LED Lights K1200R
« on: Yesterday at 12:16:49 pm »
You obviously have never ridden behind a decent HID.

Firstly, why were you on dip in the first place? If you are proceeding and there is no opposing traffic (and there obviously isn't otherwise you wouldn't be going to main beam) then you should have been on main beam all along.

Secondly, my main beam HID comes on full brightness within less than a second. And, because even a second is a long time at K speeds, my other main beam bulb is a +130 whatever incandescent which comes on full power in about a quarter of a second...nothing is instantaneous at K speeds.

The days when HID's took 2 seconds to flash up are long gone. Even when they did take that long (my old Audi) even I am capable of hitting the main beam switch two seconds before I need to see and if I happen to dazzle the eejit in the 4x4 (which is highly unlikely as he will be about 45 degrees off my centre-line) then so be it.

So, don't knock HID's until you have ridden behind a decent one in a twin-beam main headlight.

In a K S or GT they are the perfect and perfectly practical solution.

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Who's Who? / Re: Hi All
« on: Yesterday at 12:05:12 pm »
Hi Alan and welcome to the madhouse that is EuroKClub!

We all love a man who likes a challenge. I can't say I ever liked the 550F although I was always a Honda man in my middle age (Honda weren't around in my youth) and still paddle a CRF250L Rally around the lanes and supermarkets car parks of our fair land.

Brian (who finds it difficult to paddle and balance at the same time but since we've been under water for the last few months, he is getting better at it  8) )

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K1200 / K1300 Forum / Re: LED Lights K1200R
« on: January 25, 2020, 03:22:49 pm »
Why can't you use HID for main beam? You can tell I'm an expert on the R (not)  8)

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« on: January 25, 2020, 10:56:00 am »
You obviously haven't discovered Michelin Heavy Duty maps or whatever they are called. All of Europe, plastic laminated but still thin and foldable and you can write on 'em or put stickers on without wrecking the surface and best of all they are waterproof.

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« on: January 24, 2020, 01:16:43 pm »
TFT (or even just plain programmable) screens are the devil's invention.

In the previous incarnation of my car if I changed the throttle map from say, Auto to Dynamic, it showed up on the dash. Then the seven-year-olds in the Audi Meddling Department got at it and decided that it would be far better if they hid it inside the separate, pop-up (very slowly) sat nag screen; or Entertainment Centre for those who don't like to watch where they are going...

So now, instead of a glance at the dash to see whether I'm in Comfort or Dynamic, I have to try to remember which button brings the screen up, then find where they hid the settings under any of a dozen menus, get there and then change it, by which time I've spent the last five minutes on that great set of twisties driving one-handed, forcing others off the road while staring at the bloody sat nag screen and it's too late anyway. Carnage in my wake and another great bit of road wasted.

I now leave it in Auto and let it sort itself out. Pointless!

And now, to get the bloody annoying sat nag screen to disappear back under the dash, I have to remember to hit the radio volume button and hold it till the thing disappears.

AND THEN A BLOODY ANNOYING WARNING SIGN APPEARS AT THE TOP OF THE DASH SAYING "ENTERTAINMENT OFF" AND YOU CAN'T GET RID OF THE WARNING UNLESS YOU TURN THE BLOODY RADIO THING ON!!!

And I know it's off anyway because a) I just turned it off and b) I'm not bloody deaf!

If someone like me who prides himself on paying attention to the road and thinks he knows how to drive, is being distracted by this nonsense, what are the idiots like who don't know what a dual-carriageway is?

And don't even start me on why the scroll button on the steering wheel moves the data down when I roll it up. One day I'll punch it's stupid bloody lights out so help me.

And they want to put this stuff on bikes?

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« on: January 23, 2020, 01:05:21 pm »
Wimp!

There is a guy in Canada still riding and it's -40 there at the moment  ::)

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Who's Who? / Re: The K1300S has gone awaiting new S1000 XR Te
« on: January 23, 2020, 11:06:34 am »
Stop it! He said he doesn't wanna spend that much...

Have you tried the R1250RS Matt?

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The Euro K Club Lounge / Re: What Comes After?
« on: January 23, 2020, 11:05:16 am »
Well, I got 'directed' away from the S1000XR for the following reasons, I quote here:
1. Tank range
2. The wing mirrors will clip car wing mirrors.

Discuss.

Also, I rode the R1200RS, 2017 model. Engine felt smoother than I remember. Nice and makes progress. Faster than I thought, and comfortable.

But the engine doesn't open the gates of hell like the K does.

'Directed' by whom?

All bikes have 'tank range'.

My K13S mirrors clip car mirrors.

Fit that bloody 'silencer' you had on the K... 8)

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fjtwelve's Bikes / Re: K1300S
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:50:05 am »
Was it a long ride when you got the LampF warning?

I had a few instances on the K12 when I had a spurious LampF warning which always went away after the ignition was cycled and it never did it on short rides.

Eventually (like many months later) one of the front indicator bulbs went AWOL! Never had it again after that.

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Who's Who? / Re: The K1300S has gone awaiting new S1000 XR Te
« on: January 21, 2020, 10:30:13 pm »
It's got a deceptive look, seat looks pretty low in that photo, but my 30" legs... I'll have a try tomorrow!

You could always 3-D print some thicker soles for your boots...

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K Club Humour / Re: The Irish Wrestler
« on: January 21, 2020, 10:25:45 pm »
It's the way he tells 'em...and the link works fine  8)

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